A SUCCESSFUL REVIVAL. I RECORD ENTRIES AND INTERESTING EXHIBITION. In 1914 all the preliminary preparations had I been made for that popular annual local fixture, the Abergavenny Horse Show. The outbreak of war in the August of that year, however, diverted u!utioja to more serious things, and the Horse Show and Agricultural Association felt that they had no alternative but to abandon the show It was little thought at that time that five years would elapse before circumstances would allow of its resuscitation, and naturally irlieu c. rmvment was started for reviving the September event it was taken up with en- enthusiipri by all interested in agriculture. Though L-e Association had sustained serious loss bv t deaths of prominent subscribers during the lapse of the show, other liberal sup- porters were forthcoming to fill the gaps, and it was found possible to arrange a very attractive programme, the prize list totalling some £ 6oo. The entries numbered 530, or about double those of the iq 13 show, and a record exhibition was looked forward to. All that remained necessary was fine weather, but. unfortunately, hopes in this direction were not fulfilled. The elements were distinctly unfavoura ble, and the per- sistent rain, which at times assumed the pro- portions of a thorough downpour, greatly de- tracted from the enjoyment of the proceedings, and undoubtedly kept a large number of intend- ing visitors away. In spite of the wretched weather, however, there was a large crowd of people present, and the enthusiasts heroically endured to the end the worst that the Clerk of the Weather could do. The patron of the show was Major-General Lord Treoven, C.B., C.M.G., and the Association had secured a popular president in Col. E. Curre, -II.F.II., of Itton Court, Chepstow, than whom no man is more esteemed on the show ground or on the field of sport. Mr. Reginald Herbert of Clytha made an able chairman of the Committee of Management, which got to work in a very business-like manner. Mr. \V. M. Chadwick took on the secretarial duties for the first time, and discharged them most inde- fatigably, and with the energetic assistance of Mr. Harvey Thomas and the staff was largely responsible for the success of the show. The whole of the arrangements had been admirably carried out, and the preparation of the show ground in Bailey Park, which is one of the finest enclosures for such a purpose to be found any- where, left nothing to be desired. The various trade exhibits added much to the attractiveness of the show, and were inspected with interest by agriculturists and others. Prominent on Messrs. Jones Bros.' stand of motor vehicles was a fine new 5-ton Pierce-Arrow motor lorry, which has been acquired by Mr. \V. H. Gill, of 4 Breen" Tuad, for general hauling purposes, and which has already been in much demand for this class of work. Among other local trade exhibits were those of Mr. C. Howard, motor engineer, and Mr. W. Bevan, ironmonger. The Officers. The officers were as follows :—Committee of Management Messrs. Reginald Herbert, Clytha Park (chairman) W. L, Thomas, Tredilion Park R. E.' Pritchard, Brvncaen H. Gething, Coed Glas V. Bosanquet, Penpergwm \V. Beer, Highmead, Llanvair W. L. Rogers, Crowfidù; Isaac George, The Grove, Mountain Ash Evm Griffith. Wernymelyn, Raglan John Lawson, Mardy Park; Philip Williams, Red House, Llansaintftraed; Morgan W. David, LlansantfEmed John Prichard, Glendower A. Rogers, Red Barn R. Johnson, Llanddewi Court J. Thomas, Angel Hotel Major B. W. N. W. Powlett, Ashgrove. Finance Committee Messrs. Reginald Herbert (chairman), F. Trevor Jones, r. L. Williams, W. Beer, Lewis J. Morgan, F. R. Britton, A. Rogers, Isaac George, Stanley Rawlins, J. Thomas. Luncheon Committee Major B. W. N. Powlett, Mr. Herbert Gething, Mr. Morgan W. David, Mr. J. Prichard. Hon. Auditor: Mr. F. R. Britton, Barclays Bank. Hon. Veterinary Surgeon Mr. W. G. Blackwell, M.R.C.V.S. Bankers The National Provincial Bank of England, Ltd. Secretary Mr. W. M. Chadwick. The following were the judges :— Hunters and Jumpers Mr. J. F. Twinberrow, White House, Suckley, Worcester; Mr. J. M. Curre, Barcher Cottage, Titley, S.O., Herefordshire. Harness horses and hacks Mr. A. G. Fennell, Llanishen Court, Usk. Agricultural horses Mr. James Edwards, Broadwall Hall, Leominster Mr. Alfred Harris, Pontymister Farm, nr. Newport. Colliery horses Mr. Arthur H. Jones, M.R.C.V.S., Lyndhurst, Merthyr Mr. J. H. MacLaren, Glyn Gwyn, Mountain Ash Mr. C. Jones, Llan- grwyney. Cattle Mr. Henry Moore, Shucknall Court, Hereford Mr. Richard Rees, Braddws, Three Cocks, Brecon. Sheep and pigs Mr. H. F. Perkins, Wyecroft, Monmouth Mr. R. Stratton, Dufiryn, Newport Mr. John Lawson, Mardy Park, Abergavenny. Horse shoeing F. J. Moon, M.R.C.V.S., Abergavenny. Dairv produce Miss Weatherston, County Dairy and Cheese School Instructress. As to the general exhibition, there were some excellent classes. A special feature this year were the pitter classes, which were exceptionally well filled and aroused much interest in the colliery districts. There were some big, strong horses, and competition was very keen, but the judges would like to have seen a bigger lot of brood mares in the pitter classes. Mr. W. D. Lane' P-eauty," which was the second in the class for the best cart mare or gelding suitable for underground work, was an excellent type, but lacked weight and size compared with the first—Mr. E. Lewis's Colonel." The two-vear- old cart horses were exceptionally good, and here again competition was very keen. There were good classes of cart mares and yearling colts, but it is a pity that there were not more entries. In the H.ref• .rd cattle the best were very good, but the classes tailed off considerably. 'The cattle no doubt suffered from the shortness of grass and the lapse of the show had also had a detri- mental dIect, while in addition a number of well-known breeders had fallen out since 1913. In the sheep classes there were some good ex- hibits, but not so many entries as might have I been expected. The dairy classes, for which prizes were given by the Monmouthshire Agri- cultural Education Committee, attracted some fine exhibits, which 0 were staged in a special -marquee. The chief interest of the spectator, of coarse, centred in the ring where the trotting and jumping classes were decided, and here there were some excellent performances over the course. It is interesting to note that Mr. Arthur H. Jones, of Merthyr, one of the judges in the pitter class and who has shown at Aberga- venny for N-ars, holds the record in the open jumping class with his Little John," which he recently 3.,ld, and which won the prize on three occasions and divided it on the fourth. Mr. F. Mills, D.L J.P., had a fine exhibition of short- horn Clè: entered hy Mr. A. Edwards, bailiL7, of Llwyndu Home Farm, who is founding the herd, and the animals were much admired by agricul'-v.rists generally. THE LUNCHEON. Luncheon was provided in a large marquee, the catering ibcwg in the hands of Mr. R. H. Stevens, of the Dorothy Cafe, who provided an excellent spread. Col. Curre presided, and ?]S Col. Ciirre PTesi(le(I ?ir -krt',ltir suppcrt-d by Mr. Reginald Herbert, Sir Arthur 1 Heroer?, Sir Henry and Lady Mather- Jackson, Mr 1, Forestier-Walker, M.P., Mr. F. Mills, D.L., J.P., Col. J. H. Walwyn, Mr. J. A. Herbert., AH.et..h? loyal tuast, the President proposed Success to the Show. He said he felt highly honoured at being asked to be the president for the first vear after the resuscitation of the show. We had gone through temble times, and he thought we had come through fairly well, and now that the clouds had cleared everywhere except in the sky—(laughter)—they were able to hold their show once again. If they held up through four years of misery during the war, he thought That they could hold up for four or five hours of an unpleasant day. (Hear, hear). He was glad to be informed that the success of the Association was assured by the large number of new .members. He understood that 62 new members had joined, one of whom (Mr. Forestier- Walker) was sitting next to him. That was one of the penalties of being an M.P. He had to join everything, and he was tsure lthat he would do his best to support everything that was worthy of support. He thought they could thoroughly congratulate themselves that the result of the last election had given to that division a man who represented every possible political com- plexion to the best of his ability. (Applause). He heartily wished every prosperity to the show, and he called upon to-respond to the toast a gentleman who had retained the affection of the people for years—the sprightly and perennial Reginald Herbert, of Clytha. (Laughter o::<l i applause). Mr. Reginald Herbert, in response, said that he presumed that he was asked to resp( nd because he was chairman of the varinus com- mittees concerned in bringing that show to a successful termination. It took a considerable amount of energy to revive a show which had j been moribund for five or six years. They all very much regretted, the lamentable losses they I had sustained in their membership during the terrible war. From the late Marquess of Aber- gavenny down to Jack Forester, who hunted the hounds, there was an enormous loss to report, but he was glad to say that they had succeeded in obtaining liberal support in other directions, t and as for the weather-if they wanted to be certain of getting a rainy dfey they had only to advertise a peace celebrations or a horse show. It was sure to come off. (Laughter). Col. Curre had referred to the acquisition of new members, and that was a very great advantage for next vear. The finances were satisfactory, and he thought they owed a deep debt of gratitude to the members of the committee, who had worked so hard, and he only hoped they would be able to get their assistance next year. To quote the words of a very old song, he might say Do it again, and do it again you have done it so nice, so do it again. (Laughter and applause). Sir Henry Mather- Jackson proposed the toast of The President," and in doing so said that there was no one in the county who could more fittingly occupy the position than Col. Curre did that day. (Applause). He represented all that was best in the county. He also represented Bailey Park, in which they were assembled that dav. He had referred to the fact that there had been a long interval during the war, and they must all remember with gratitude the part that their President had taken during those momen- tous years. When war broke out he offered his services, and went out and served for a long time with our Army in Egypt. Coming home in- valided, he at once took up those local duties which before the war he had performed with such success, and during the war he had excelled himself in what he had done. He did good work in connection with the War Agricultural Com- mittee. He made them all plough, generally against their will, and not always with much success, but with a feeling that they were doing their little bit towards conquering the enemy. Then as the war developed and our gallant men from the front came back wounded and maimed, many of them for life, the position of chairman of the Pensions Committee was accepted and carried out by Col. Curre, and it could not be in better hands. The toast was honoured with enthusiasm, and Col. Curre suitably responded. I The Monmouthshire Hunt. Sir Arthur Herbert proposed the health of the Judges, and remarked that they were very pleased with the young entries. there was no reason why they should not improve thei breeding stocks. He hoped that now the show was restarted they would strive not only with horses, but with cattle, sheep and pigs, to keep up the reputation of this country. He was very glad to have that opportunity of speaking to farmers who lived in the area of the Monmouth- shire Hunt. He wanted to tell them that un- fortunately they had not got permission to hunt, owing to the attack of rabies in the neighbour- hood, but he was in hopes that these difficulties would be got over and that they would be able to start hunting on as good a footing as it was five years ago. He would do his best as long as he could to keep up the reputation of the Mon- mouthshire Hunt. He coupled with the toast the name of Mr. John Curre. Mr. J. A. Herbert proposed the toast of The Ladies," and said that at one time they were as unfamiliar figures as the Pussyfoots were in Abergavenny. (Laughter). Now that the ladies shared with their men not only the burdens of State but also the joys of the Aber- gavenny Horse Show, they were on quite a different footing. To-day was the beginning of a new era, and instead of the males having their lunch in splendid solitude they had the ladies with them. He stood for the new era. He coupled with the toast the name of Lady Jackson. Lady Mather- Jackson responded and said that the ladies were pleased to feel that they had played their part in the successful revival of the Abergavenny Horse Show. The winners in the wool classes, which were not published last week, were as follows :—Five fleeces of Shropshire wool 1, Mrs. Jones, Upper Triley; 2, Messrs. R. and J. Williams, Lower Pant. Five fleeces, cross-bred 1, T. Maddocks, I Tredilion 2, H. Davies, Penyclawd, Llanvi- hangel Crucorney. ——- I
King Henry Vlllth Grammar School. I ICE-NTRAL WELSH BOARD EXAMINATION. I The following are the results of the Central I Welsh Board examination Matriculation Certificate of the University of Wales :—W. T. Cook Cecil Morgan A. V. Pavord; R. P. Williams. Senior Certificate :—F. H. Child Scripture, Eng. lang. and lit., history, arithmetic (distinc- tion), chemistry, geography, drawing (distinc- tion). W. T. Cook Scripture, Eng. lang. and lit., history, aritli., mathematics, Latin, French (with conversational power), chemistry (dis- tinction), geog., drawing. Graham Morgan Scripture, Eng. lang. and lit., history, aritli. (distinction), chemistry, drawing. W. T. Powell Scripture, Eng. lang. and lit., arith., geog., drawing. A. L. Provan Scripture, Eng. lang. and lit., history, arith., math., French, chemistry, geog.. drawing. C. W. Williams Scripture, Eng. lang. and lit., history, arith. (distinction), geog., drawing. R. P. Williams Scripture, Eng. lang. and lit., history, arith. (distinction), math., Latin, chemistry, drawing. Junior Certificate :—H. G. Downes Scripture, (distinction). Eng. lang. and lit., arith., math., experimental science, geog., drawing. G. B. Howell Scripture. Eng. langl; and lit., history, arith., math., Latin, geog J. E. Jackson: Scripture, English lang. and lit., arith. (dis- tinction), math. (distinction), Latin, French, expl. science (distinction), geog., drawing (dis- tinction). R.E.Jackson: Scripture, Eng. lang. and lit., history, math., Latin, French (with conversational power), expl. science, geog. E, Knight Scripture (distinction), Eng. lang. and lit. (distinction), history, arith., math., Latin, French (conversational power), expl. science (distinction), geog., drawing. F. E. Kynch Scripture, Eng. lang. and lit., history, math., geog., drawing. R. H. Plowman Scripture (distinction), Eng. lang. and lit. (distinction), history, arith., m^th., expl. science, gror. dis- tinction), drawing. J. A. Reynolds Scripture, Eng. lang. and lit., arith. (distinction), math., French (conversational power), Latin, expl. science, geog., drawing (distinction). W. P. I Vaughan Scripture, Eng. lang. and lit., arith., math., expl. science, geog.
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I ABERGAVENNY POLICE COURT. I Wednesday—Before Mr. D. Howell James (in the chair), and Mr. John Evans. I Licensing. The temporary- transfer of the licence of the Butchers Arms was granted to Arthur Jenkins, of Little Mill and the temporary transfer of the licence of the Bull Inn to William R. F. Edwards, of Hollvbush. Why He Didn't Pay. Arthur J. Davies, fruit salesman, of Tredegar, was summoned for neglecting to contribute towards the maintenance of- his mother, Sarah Frances Davies, who is chargeable to the Aber- gavenny Union. Mr. John Edwards, Clerk to the Board of Guardians, prosecuted for that body. Thomas Geo. Green, relieving officer, said that defendant became chargeable on the 18th of July, and had been granted 6s. per week outdoor relief. Mr. Edwards said that Davies was asked to contribute 2s. per week. The other two sons contributed. Defendant said that he was turned out of home 15 years ago, for no fault of his, and he therefore did not see that it was right he should pay. He had things at his mother's house, and he would willingly pay the 2S. if he could have them from there. The Bench made an order for the pavment of 2s. per week. — ▲
Presentation.—On Wednesday in last week Mr. A. Jones, chief parcels clerk of the G.W.Rly., I was presented by the staff with a set of carvers and a silver rose bowl, on the occasion of his marriage.
BOY RUN OVER BY G.W.R. MOTOR-BUS. I A sad fatality occurred in Cross-street, Aber- gavenny, on Saturday afternoon, when an eight-year-old boy, Bertram Mark Smith, of 10 Victoria-street, was killed as the result of being run over by a G.W.R. motor-bus and I crushed. The circumstances of the tragedy were related at an inquest on Monday conducted by Mr. J. B. Walford (Coroner). Mr. A. J. Williams, secre- tary of the N.U.R., represented the driver, and Mr. E. Edmunds, stationmaster, and Inspector Atkins represented the G.W.R. Company. I Alfred Charles Smith, the father of the child, said that he last saw him alive at 1.40 p.m. on I Saturday when he went out in the back yard to play. There was a passage connecting with the street, and they never knew when he was in the I street or in the yard. The first he knew of the accident was when a little boy came to his house at twenty minutes to three. He afterwards saw I his son at the Workhouse Infirmary, where he was told that he was severely crushed. He only saw his face, which was bruised on either side. Frederick Sadler, newsagent, said that he was I on the bus when the accident happened, exactly opposite Mr. Rees's seed shop. The car was travelling towards the G.W.R. station at eight to ten miles per hour. It had last stepped at witness's shop, so that it had travelled 60 to 70 yards when the accident happened. The con- ductress was also sitting on the front of the bus, and there was nothing to interfere with the driver's sight. The car was in the middle of the road as near as possible. Witness saw two boys playing on the right-hand kerbstone, and they were kicking one another in fun outside Mr. Rees's door. He saw that they were losing their tempers. Deceased gave the other boy a hard kick, and on getting out of the way of re- receiving another one backed into the car, which he struck between the front and the back wheel. Witness felt the bump as the back wheel went over him. The driver stopped instantly, and witness jumped down and saw the boy lying about four yards behind the car. Deceased was taken away in a private car. Titus Griffiths Davies, collier, said that he picked the boy up and lifted him into the Angel Hotel motor-car and took him to Dr. Tresawna, who said lie could do nothing for the boy, and told witness to take him to the Workhouse In- firmary, which lie did. Deceased died in wit- ness's arms on the way. The Coroner You acted very kindly and promptly. George Robinson, motor driver in the employ of the G.W.R. Company, said that he had been driving this type of car for six years. He noticed the boys playing and he sounded the horn when opposite the Angel to warn them. One boy broke from the other and ran into the car backwards. He struck the corner of the front mud wing and fell down, the back wheel going over him. The car travelled three yards after the brakes were put on, and the brake was slightly on when passing the Angel Hotel. Witness always put the brake on as he came to the entrance to Monk-street. The Coroner said that it was a very sad case, and he was sorry for the driver as well as for the parents. No doubt the boy collided with the car and the wheel went over him and crushed him to death. There was nothing blameworthy in the boys playing. They were not playing in the street, but the deceased undoubtedly jumped into the street. He completely ex- onerated the driver, who had acted with caution and promptness. He returned a verdict of Accidental death," in accordance with the circumstances described. Mr. Edmunds, on behalf of the G.W.R. Coy., expressed regret that the accident had happened, and also sympathy with the parents.
ABERGAVENNY HOUSE BUILDING SCHEME. To the Editor of the Abergavenny Chronicle", SIR,—This important question is evidently giving the public generally and also the Town Council some trouble with regard to its solution. The whole matter stands pretty much in the same category as the housewife who needed bread badly, and who had everything ready for bating except the flour. The Local Authority are cognisant of the need, they have the land, the plans, and the tenants, but the wherewithal is not to hand for building. May I suggest what I think to be a plan which would go a long way to meet the necessity P viz. That two or three Cottage Building Clubs be formed, of 20 members each (twenty is the legal limit). That those who require a house or houses should become members that sites be taken from the Corporation for the number of houses required by each club (they can erect any number, but must not be more than twenty members in each club). The member may pay any lump sum he choses at the beginning upon each share-one house being a share—and the balance in monthly instalments, the amount of such instalments being fixed by the club, which usually is somewhat higher than would be paid in rent. Any member may redeem his house or houses at any time by paying the balance due at time of redemption. One cannot explain the details of this scheme fully in a letter, but, to say the least of it, it begets a spirit of thrift and independence, it brings into the community a steady, desirable type of citizen, and the members themselves take a greater interest in their sur- roundings and the public well-being of the town generally. You will pardon any personal reference. But I have been connected with several of these clubs and can testify to their beneficial working to all concerned. I am of opinion that good, useful kouses could be built in blocks of, say 10, with three bedrooms, even now, at -(400 each. Of course, if you want semi-detached residences with quarter-of-an-acre of land to each this scheme will not apply. Financially the money has been obtained from one of the banks, i.e., beyond the amount subscribed by the members three trustees have been appointed (honorary), and a secretary at a salary of say £ 20 per annum. The bank is treasurer and receives all moneys paid in. Why not at Abergavenny Yours faithfully, -Il'0ret0-1, I JAS. HARRISON. I Morcton, Abergavennv. I
I Monmouthshire Girl Guides Officers at Lfanover. On Saturday last, the 6th mst., Lord and Lady Treowen received the Girl Guide Officers from all parts of the county. Over fifty officers were present, including the County Commissioner, The Hon. Mrs. Walter Roch, and the following Division Commissioners, Mrs. Eustace Hill (Chepstow Division), Mrs. Trevor Thomas (Pontypool), Miss Bailie (Newport), Miss Davies (West Monmouth). Three of the County Vice- Presidents were also present, Mrs. Douglas Graham, Mrs. Sanford and Mrs, Lloyd Thomas. In welcoming the officers, Lady Treowen, who is the County President of the Girl Guides, said It is a great pleasure to Lord Treowen and my- self to welcome you here to-day, and I will only add a few words to express my appreciation of the admirable work that has been carried out by your county organisation during the past year. Wherever a Company of Girl Guides exists there comes a marked improvement among the young generation in their mental and social conditions. I would earnestly ask each of you officers to impress on the minds of those you train, the in- dividual responsibility they bear towards the good reputation of the whole organisation, that we may always think of Girl Guides with respect and hold their name in honour. A short meeting followed, under the presidency of the County Commissioner. Then the officers adjourned to tea, after which they all enjoyed a ramble in the gardens, which were looking their best on that perfect September afternoon. In the beginning of 1917, before the present County Organisation was formed, there were six companies of Girl Guides in Monmouthshire, now there are forty-nine, and others are in process of formation. Companies exist in New- port, Chepstow, Pontypool, GrifTithstown, Cwm- bran, Monmouth, Newbridge, Abercarn, Crosa- keys, Llanhilleth, Ebbw Vale, Blaenavon and Usk. The object of the movement is to train girls in good citizenship, by developing a sense of honour, self reliance, initiative, a sense of responsibility, comradeship, and the spirit of voluntary service. It is hoped that Abergavenny will not remain much longer without its Company of Girl Guides. Any lady willing to help in promoting the Guide movement in Abergavenny is asked to com- municate with the County Commissioner, The Hon. Mrs. Walter Roch, Llanarth Court, Raglan.
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CRICKHOWELL HONOURS HER I HEROES. On Sunday, men from the parish of Crick- howell who had served in the war were each presented with silver medallions bearing the Crickhowell coat of arms, the name of the re- cipient, and the words For services rendered in the Great War, 1914-1915," together with a Treasury note subscribed for by the inhabitants of Crickhowell by Lord Glanusk, C.B., D.S.O., in the presence of a large crowd. Previous to the presentation 'the men paraded for divine service, under Capt. A. T. Hodge, at St. Ed- mund's Church, the Rector, the Rev. H. P. Somerset, M.A., delivering a very appropriate message from the text I have fought a good fight," Subsequently in the Town-square the Roll of Honour was read, the crowd reverently unbaring. Lord Glanusk said he had been asked to present a small gift to those who had served as soldiers and represented Crickhowell in the great war, from those who for one reason or another-age or infirmity—had not been able to take as active a part as they Would have cared to. They must not look on those gifts as any- thing in the nature of a reward. A soldier wanted no reward or testimonial for having done his duty, and if it was a reward surely-there were a vast number of people who ought to be re- warded. Scores of people of both sexes, even around there, whose names would never appear, who would never get recognition, who had never been in the limelight, yet who, nevertheless, had in their own way been helping to win the war by unostentatious work, by subscribing to different funds or even Oilly by example of patience and pluck, had played their part in the great conflict. (Hear, hear). No, they must look on the presents as a memento of the greatest war, the most anxious time in history, as some- thing to be handed down to their children's children—something to keep in mind the words Lest we forget." When they thought of the day that England declared war, five years ago, and the rush of noble fellows to join up regardless of loss of employment, money, hardships to their families or danger to themselves. And then, as the war dragged on, how everyone available was gradually drawn into the great machine of war, and finally, little by little, that great nation, the indescribable Hun, who had prepared for years to crush us and to rule the world, was worn down and had to crave for terms. Their hearts were filled with wonder and gratitude. It made one proud to be all Englishman, a happv-go- lncky Englishman, the Englishman who is never prepared for emergency but generally comes out top in the end, the Englishman who put politics before necessaries but who dropped it all to com- bine against a common foe, the Englishman who made no display of patriotism, or very little of it, until it was wanted and who then was a solid lump of it the Englishman who was generally engaged in industrial strife, but who when it came to war never knew when he was beaten and who had shown that he could fight and fight fairly. Proceeding, his Lordship said that there had been injustices, and there had been dis- content-these things were inevitable in turning a peaceful nation into a great military machine at almost a moment's notice, but he had little fear that the old country would ring true. Looking to the future, vast and great reforms had got to come, and not a moment before they were wanted. There was a lot of industrial strife, a lot of bad feeling between Capital and Labour, strikes and their aftermath. History, however, told them that this had always been the case after every war and they had passed through the biggest war in history. England would survive he was confident of that and the good sound, solid sense of those who had fought for their country and looked death in the face would ultimately prevail. The last time he spoke to them was the occasion of mobilisa- tion to-day he had the much pleasanter task of welcoming them home. Their countrymen were proud of them, in fact, and they had every right to be proud of themselves. Many, alas there were who would not return. They had made the great sacrifice, and through their deaths and the devotion of the men who stood before him England enjoyed the priceless free- dom which made her great in the eyes of the world. There were wonderful and momentous days before them, and of the duties of citizenship his Lordship spoke in stirring terms. The steadiness and balance of the soldier on the battlefield would serve the nation in the great national issues now before them. (Hear, hear). Then followed the presentations, the names being read out by Mr. J. H. Leonard. The arrangements were made by the Welcome Home Committee, of which Mr. E. Pirie-Gordon is chairman, and the secretarial duties carried out by Mrs. Leonard Jones. About £ 200 was collected. Over 230 from the parish, out of a population of about 1,100, served in the war, and one man has a record of having served on every front in the great campaign. Twenty- three men were killed in action, or died. The men on parade were in charge of Sergt.-Major Laughton.
CRICKET. ABERGAVENNY v. BLAINA. Abergavenny played an interesting match with Blaina on the Avenue-road ground on Saturday and the finish proved to be better than seemed likely at one time. Blaina took first innings and were all dismissed for the moderate score of 82, the only double-figure contributors being E. J; Watkins (26) and Mr. Extras (20). Robinson had a fine record with the ball, taking six wickets for 20, while Blackwell took the other two for 11. Abergavenny opened their innings promisingly and at 65, or only 17 runs behind, had only three wickets down. Chaffey altered the complexion of affairs very qutckli., however, and three more wickets fell for the addition of 10 runs, and another went just after the winning run had been hit. Abergavenny thus won with three wickets in hand, but as there were a few minutes to go play was continued and the whole side were out at 103, or 21 runs more than the Blaina total. For the visitors Chaffey took seven wickets for 46, and Jones three for 32. Scores BLAINA. E. J. Watkins, run out 26 A. J. Williams, b C.Blackwell. 3 L. Chaffey, b G. Blackwell. 3 J..Watkins, b Robinson 3 D. Prout, b Robinson. 6 T. Taylor, c and b Robinson. 2 H. J. Hale, not out. 7 V. Chaffey, b Robinson. 8 H. Williams, run Out 3 Ivor Jones, b Robinson. 1 S. Bridgeman, b Robinson. o Extras. 20 Total. 82 ABERGAVENNY. R. F. Thurtle, c Watkins, b Chaffey. o W. H. Robinson, b Chaffey. 20 F. Waldock, c J Watkins, b I. Jones. 38 Dr. Tresawna, c and b Chaffey. 6 W. R. Lewis, b Chaitey. o J. Jonathan b Chaffey, 9 E. W. Morgan, c Watkins, b Chaffey. o G. Blackwell, c Hale, b Chaffey. 2 O. Powlett, b I. Jones. 3 J. Ruther, not out. 9 A. G. Woodeson, b Jones. 2 Extras. 12 Total 103 ABERGAVENNY 2D XI. V. USK. The Abergavenny 2nd XI. visited Usk on Saturday and inflicted a severe defeat on their opponents, who were all dismissed for 18 runs, Morgan Jones having the fine bowling record of eight wickets for four runs. J. Bishop, W. H. Waller, Major Jacob and G. Elliott were all double-figure contributors to the Abergavenny total of 92. Scores ABERGA VEXNY, W. White, hit wicket. 1 W. Morris, c Parker, b Hill. 3 J. Bishop, c Davies, b Metcalf. 24 Major Jacob, b Hill. 13 W. H. Waller, c Davies, b Hill. 19 W. Llewellin, b Hill. 6 L. Gough, b Jennings. 8 C. Bishop, b Hill. 2 G. Elliott, not out 12 M. Jones, b Hill. o A. Griffiths, did not bat. Extras. 4 Total. 92 USK. W. Rees, b Griniths. 7 Stanfield, c Bishop, b Jones. 3 Metcalfe, b Jones. 2 M. Hill, b Jones. o H. C. Davies, b Jones. o W. Jennings, c Llewellin, b Jones. 3 F. Hill, b Jones. I \V. Parker, lbw, b Griffiths. o L. Thomas, not out 1 C. D. Mitchell, b Jones. o Whittington, b Jones o Extra. 1 Total. 18 CRICKHOWELL v. GILWERN. The return match between these old rivals was played on Saturday last, at Gilwern. Win- ning the toss, the homesters sent in Crickhowell to bat, the Revs. R. M. Cole-Aamilton and T. C. W. Lewis facing the bowling of A. Lewis and Gomer Jones. The visitors started poorly, losing three wickets for 19 runs, but then A. E. Davies and Capt. Evans carried the score to 52. A. E. Davies played a vigorous innings for 22 and A. Provan added 22 in characteristic fashion. The side was all out for the moderate total of 92. For the home team S. Jones was the pick of the bowlers. On Gilwern going in to bat it became early apparent that they were unable to cope with the powerful attack of A. E. Davies and A. Provan. Ultimately the whole side were dismissed for the low score of 28. For Crickhowell A. E. Davies took five wickets for 15 runs and A. Provan five wickets for 9 runs. Scores: GIIAVERV. D. James, b A. E. Davies o Waldock, c and b A. Provan. 7 G. Jones, b A. Provan 9 A. Lewis, b A. E. Davies o D. G. Harris, b A. E. Davies o W. Lewis, st Lewis, b A. E. Davies. 3 A. J. Thomas, b A. Provan. I W. Jones, b A. Provan. 2 W. Morgan, st Lewis, b A. E. Davies. i T. J ames, not out i G. Bush, b A. Provan. o Extras. 5 Total. 29 CRICKHOWELIv. Rev. T. C. W. Lewis, c Lewis, b G. Jones 4 Rev. R. M. Cole-Hamilton, c W. Morgan, b A. Lewis o W. Turberville, c W. Morgan, b A. Lewis 7 A. E. Davies, b D. G. Harris. 22 W. Townsend, lbw, b G. Jones. 4 Capt. Evans, c D. Harris, b W. Lewis.. 11 A. Provan, c A. Lewis, b G. Jones. 22 G. F. Loam, b W. Lewis 5 K. Evans, b G. Jones. i A. Howat, b G. Jones. i S. Cox, not out I Extras. 14 Total. 92 I ♦
I CRICKHOWELL JUNIORS v. PENDARREN PARK. At Crickhowell on Saturday Pendarren Park were captained by Col. J. Rees, D.S.O. Play was very moderate in the early stages, combina- tion being at a discount on both sides. Pen- darren improved and Hughes tried hard to get through, and Griffiths, who kicked finely, was severely tested at back. Following some neat passing, Harry Thompson, the old Crickhowell Rugby player, scored with a good shot. At the interval Pendarren led by a single goal. In the second half both teams pressed in turn, but the visitors, a much heavier side, easily kept the Crickhowell forwards out. Ivor Huxley, the Crickhowell centre forward, made the best run of the match, Leonard spoiling a fine oppor- tunity by lying offside. Rees was the pick of the Pendarren backs. Score :—Pendarren Park, I goal Crickhowell Juniors, nil. +
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ABERGAVENNY STOCK MARKET. I There was a shorter supply on Tuesday, no doubt accounted for by the fine weather and harvesting. The supply included 45 qpttle, 415 sheep and 25 calves. There were no fat pigs. There was a large entry of weaners and store pigs, which met with a greater demand. Store stock and cows and calves sold .by Messrs. Straker, Son & Chadwick met with a much firmer trade. Two-year-old bullocks made up to ^30, and barreners 1^3 to £ 23 10s.
EWIAS HAROLD MARKET. I The supply at this weekly grading mart was affected by the fine weather, there being 28 cattle and 190 sheep graded. There were no pigs or calves.
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I MONMOUTHSHIRE SENIOR LEAGUE. I ABERGAVENNY PARK RANGERS Y. I WAUNLLWYD. The Abergavenny Park Rangers opened their League fixtures in the Monmouthshire Senior League on Saturday, when their opponents were Waunllwyd, and a good match was the result. After some even exchanges, the Waunllwyd forwards got the upper hand and put the home defence on their mettle for some minutes. The Rangers' front line then got going in good style and the Waunllwyd custodian had to clear twice in succession. A minute later Jackson beat him with a fine long shot from the right. H. Jenkins effected a nice break through and gave to W. Didcot, who was ruled offside, however, when about to shoot. The visitors came again, and from a throw up close in Retalick tipped the ball into goal, thus making the score one all. Soon afterwards Retalick made another good burst through, and only stubborn defence pre- vented a score. Abergavenny aggressed for some time and the brothers Didcot were dange- rous. Waunllwyd made some determined rushes, and on one occasion P. Eraser averted what looked like a certain score just in the nick of time. Some good passing among the Rangers' forwards led to Kirby shooting wide. Half- time Abergavenny, i goal Waunllwyd, i goal. Abergavenny pressed hard in the opening stages of the second half, and Fraser, who worked hard at centre half, sent in a long shot which James had no difficulty in clearing. A corner to Abergavenny resulted in a scramble in goal, from which F. Didcot put the Rangers one up. -From the left wing W. Didcot sent in a lovely centre which J ames had to use his fists to. Later, the Abergavenny defence had a warm time for a few minutes, Dobson clearing one shot, and two others going over the bar. Jackson and Jenkins were prominent in another attack, and a penalty being awarded the Rangers, Reynolds put the ball through. The home team livened up matters in the visiting goal, but the shooting was rather weak. Final score :—Abergavenny Park Rangers, 3 goals Waunllwyd, i goal. The teams were as follows Abergavenny Goal, Dobson backs, J. Reynolds and Winstone half-backs, Ivor Rowley, P. Fraser and Britton forwards, W. Didcot, Kirby, F. Didcot, H. Jenkins and E. s Jackson. Waunllwyd Goal, W. James; backs, P. Arrowsmith and D. Parry half-backs, W. Charles, W. Aubrey and E. Jones forwards, W. May, H. Pugh, W. Tovey, W. Shearman, and Retalick. COMMENTS. I The game was a very well contested one, and the score does not indicate the excellent fight put up by the visitors, who were very stubborn in defence and dangerous in attack. The Aber- gavenny team gives promise of being able to render a good account of itself, especially when it is strengthened in one or two respects by the inclusion of players who are available. Dobson had no very difficult shots to deal with, but he had no chance to avert the visitors' only score Reynolds and Winstone did some good work at back, and the former played a much better de- fensive game than the previous week. Fraser was the bulwark of the half-back line and nullified many dangerous attacks. The forwards did well individually, but they need to perfect themselves in the art of passing, which is so baffling to an opposing defence. The backs were on occasion guilty of kicking the ball too hard and too erratically, and more attention should be paid to placing the ball where the for- wards can take advantage of it. With a little more practice, however, the necessary cohesion between the players will no doubt be established. There ought to be a regular shooting practice every week. Many games are lost by just that little lack of sureness which practice can remedy. -4k.