Miscellaneous. ???M-??y.? ?. 'M T'V-Z T ￼ | fcjf One Special Return Visit of Mrs. CLARA E. SLATER TO ABERGAVENNY. By special request Mrs. Clara E. Slater (of London and Southport) will make one visit to Abergavenny on MONDAY NEXT, OCT. 27th. Sufferers from Rupture, Internal Weakness, and like complaints should note that she cannot make I any further visits for some time to come, so that if they desire her help and assistance they must consult her on the date mentioned. Her ap- pliances have cured and relieved over 100,000 cases of Rupture, Internal Weakness, etc. Ruptures, Women's Internal Weaknesses, Misplacements, &c., cured and relieved without operations or Internal Instruments. Special Treatment for Floating Kidney and Varicose Veins. ALL ADVICE FREE. A RECENT TESTIMONIAL- Bristol, October 1st, 1919. Dear Mrs. Slater,—I am more than delighted to add my testimonial to the others you have. I feel I can only second what they say. I wish all poor women who suffer like I have could have a belt it is terrible to think what agony women suffer, when they could enjoy life as other people do. I have been wearing one of your Prolapsus Belts now for six months, and feel a different woman in every way it has taken awav all the dreadful dragging pain which I have suffered for eleven years-no doctor's treatment having any effect. I shall be pleased to recommend your Belt to any sufferer.- Yours faithfully, (Signed) A. T. MRS. CLARA E. SLATER VISITS ABERGAVENNY p On Monday Next, October 22nd at THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL, HOURS 1 to 4. Write, enclosing 2UI. stamps for postage, for New Illustrated Booklet, WHY INTERN^AL INSTRUMENTS SHOULD NOT BE WORN," to Mrs. Clara E. Slater, C5, Cromwell House, High Holborn, London, W.C. 1. j M Illustration depicts my J Renowned Rupture Belt. ote how evenly the I weight and pressure is distributed. s A BOROUGH THEATRE. TO-NIGHT at 8 SATURDAY at 6.30 and 8.30. The Successful MUSICAL COMEDY REVUE, 4.6 PEACHES IN PARIS." ENTIRE CHANGE OF SONGS. Prices 3/ 2/ 1/3 and 9d. including tax. MONDAY, OCT. 27th, FOR THREE NIGHTS. Special Visit of MR. CHAS. HAWTREY'S famous FARCICAL COMEDY, 'The Private Secretary' Direct from the SAVOY THEATRE, LONDON. ENTIRE WEST-END PRODUCTION CARRIED. CHASER. WALENN as "THE REV. ROBERT SPALDING." MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, for Three Nights. The well-known diverting COMEDY from the Prince of Wales and Apollo Theatres, London "Hobson's Choice." Prices 3'6 (reseived), 2/4, and 1/3, including tax. Reserved seats may be booked at Messrs Heins & Co.'s ti.B.-Commencing Next Week the Performance. will Start at 7.30 each Evening. Too Late for Classification. MONMOUTHSHIRE. K~r- PARISHES OF LLANVETHERINE, LLAN- TILLIO, SKENFRITH AND PENRHOSE. RENNIE & JONES will submit to Auction at the ANGEL HOTEL, ABERGAVENNY, On TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 1919, at 2.30 p.m. The following Valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTIES Lot I.-The Convenient Small' Farm with excellent House and suitable Outbuildings, known as TREVINE FARM, LLANTILLIO, situate about one half mile from Llantillio Village and five from Abergavenny, and having an area of nearly 20 Acres. Lot 2.—Accommodation Pasture Land and Woodland, situate adjoining main road, about 7 miles from Monmouth, and known as the GRANARY GROUND, SKENFRITH, having a total area of about 74 Acres. Lot 3. Valuable Mixed Farm situate about 4 miles from Abergavenny, known as the GREAT BLAENGOED, LLANVETHERINE, contain- ing an area of about 170 Acres, with suitable Farm-house and range of Outbuildings, now let to Mr. T. Jasper on a yearly tenancy. Plans and Particulars may be obtained from the Auctioneers, Monmouth, Chepstow, Coleford, Newport and Usk or as to Lots 1, 2 and 3, from Messrs. WILLIAMS & TWEEDY, Solicitors, Monmouth. CABBAGE PLANTS 5s. PER 1000 RUTHER, ABERGAVENNY.
1 ABERGAVENNY ] MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. 1st NOVEMBER, 1919. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CANTREF WAR D. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Seven years ago you elected me as one of your Representatives for the Cantref Ward on your local governing body. During that time I have endeavoured, by close attention to the duties of the office, to watch and safeguard the inte-sts of the Ratepayers of the Borough generally. My record of attendances at meet- ings for the past twelve months is 90 per cent., and for the previous years my attendances were up to the same standard. I again appeal to you for your support, and, if elected, I promise that I will, quite inde- pendently, continue to watch your interests to the best of my ability. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours obediently, GEO. R. PLOWMAN. Ty Cantref, Abergavenny, 23rd October, 1919. PRIORY WARD (CASUAL) ELECTION. I LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I have, at the request of a large number of Burgesses in the Priory Ward, consented to be nominated as a candidate at the above Election. I have carried on business in the Town for over 21 years, and intend continuing to do so, therefore the Town's interests are my own, and I know that I am well known to every one of you. No one can deny that at present our Town Council requires some alteration, and every Democrat will admit that the principles of democracy require that not one but every class should be properly represented upon all public bodies. Looking at the large outlays contemplated in respect of the Gas Works, Housing Scheme, &c., and the natural increase in rates in consequence thereof, I think that Councillors should be men who will help in carrying out what is necessary for the good of the town with due economy and without fear or favour, and also who, from a ratepayers' point of view, can themselves realise what a heavy rate means to each individual burgess. I can only assure you that should you elect me I shall do my utmost to see that everything is done for the well being of the town and the burgesses generally, and shall keep in mind efficiency with economy. Yours faithfully, FREDERICK TREVOR JONES. Bryn Usk, Abergavenny, October 23rd, igig. TO THE BURGESSES OF THE GROFIELD I WARD. I LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Having represented organizeq Labour for several years on the North Monmouthshire Labour Party, in which capacity I acted for a while as an executive member until we were parted by the Redistribution of Seats under the new Franchise Bill, I beg to offer myself as a Candidate for the above Ward.. When it became necessary to form Local Food Committees, Labour again asked my services which I readily gave, and since that time I have continuously represented their interests. Now that it is necessary to form Profiteering Tribunals the Town Council has elected me as one of the Food Control Committee representatives. Since my election on that Tribunal I have been ap- proached by several Burgesses in the above Ward to contest same in their interests. Knowing the needs of our Ward, in which I have lived all my life, and therefore am ac- quainted with it in detail, realizing, as I do, the needs of strict economy combined with efficiency, I respectfully solicit your support in the coming Election. If elected, I pledge myself to work for the Town's welfare and general good to the best of my ability. I remain, vours obediently, SIDNEY HERBERT OWERS. 45 Union-road, Abergavenuy. I TO THE BURGESSES OF THE GROFIELD I WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ( Under pressure from a large number of Electors of this Ward, I have pleasure in again placing my services at your disposal. I have lived in the Grofield Ward for over 30 years, and have, therefore, a thorough know- ledge of the Town's requirements, particularly this Ward. Blelieving that the present high rates are detrimental to all classes-especially the working class,—I shall use every endeavour to bring about their reduction, consistent with wise administration. During my term of office I have supported the Housing Scheme (now before the Council), the introduction of Swimming Baths, a living wage to Council Employees, and an effort to stop Profiteering. I see no reason, therefore, why I should receive any opposition from Labour. If you elect me as your representative, I shall do all in my power for the Town's welfare. Yours obediently, RICHARD IBALL. West View, Hatherleigli-road, 20th October, 1919. I- TO THE BURGESSES OF THE GROFIELD WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I At the request of many Burgesses I have decided to offer myself as a Candidate for the vacancy in your "Ward on 1st prox. I am a native of Abergavenny and have spent my life in your midst, and am consequently well known to the majority of the Electors and the whole of my interests lie in the town. I stand as an Independent Candidate, rnd, if elected, I shall represent no particular class or section, but the burgessses as a whole, and will work for efficiency in local administration and economy. I am, vour obedient servant, ARTHUR JOSEPH WIBBERLEY. Dan-y-Bryn, Abergavenny, Oct. 23rd, 1919- I I TO THE ,ELECTORS OF THE PRIORY WARD. 1 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I You elected me six years ago as one. of I your representatives on the Town Council. May I again request your support on Polling Day, November ist ? If returned, my best services will be given to further the interests of the Borough and the welfare of the Burgesses. Yours faithfullv. Lidstone, P. TELFORD. I Li d stone, Monmouth-road.
County Council Bye-Election. I TO THE ELECTORS OF ABERGAVENNY I SOUTH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I At the request of several Electors, I consented to be nominated for the vacancy on the Monmouthshire County Council caused by the death of Lt.-Col. Gilbert Harris. As there was no other nominatior, I have been declared to have been elected, and I wish to take this opportunity of saying it will be my earnest en- deavour to carry out my duties faithfully in the interest of all classes of electors. I can assure you I am deeply grateful for the honour that has been conferred on me by being selected as your representative. Your obedient servant, WILLIAM DEVEREUX. Glenroy, Chapel-road, Abergavenny, Oct. 21st, 1919.
Miscellaneous. u_u. MOTOR REMOVING VAN. Any distance.— Fine, Frogmore-street: 'Phone 119. PRESENTATION OF CROIX DE GUERRE MEDAL to SALVATION ARMY BANDSMAN (ex-Sergeant) at S.A. HALT." MERTHYR ROAD, MONDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 1919, at 7.30 p.m. Musical Items. Refreshments. COUNCILLOR J. BECKWITH will preside. Admission Free, Everybody Welcome. Miscellaneous. Mr. Frederick J. Shaw, P A.S.I., LAND AGENT, Chartered Surveyor & Valuer, Is prepared to conduct the following business Management of Landed Estates. Urban Properties. Land Surveyor. Advising upon Sales of Property by Private Treaty. Development Schemes. Reclamation and conversion of Land. Intensification of Cultivation, and Improvement in Farm Homesteads Drainage, Irrigation and Water Supply. Reports upon Properties under Enactments, Statutory Rules, Cultivation of Lands Orders, etc. Timber Surveyor, and Schemes of Afforestation. Fire Loss Assessment and the covering of risks by Insurance. Valuation of Rural, Urban, and Residential Estates. Valuations for Rating and Assessment En- franchisement and Redemption. Valuations for Duties under the Finance Acts Probate, etc. Tenant-right and Agricultural Valuations. Preparation of Claims and Counter-claims under the Agricultural Holdings Acts. Treatment of any Compensation Claims. Arbitration Cases. ADDRESS WESTGATE CHAMBERS, NEWPORT, 24th October. 1919. Monmouthshire.
ABERGAVENNY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL- Profiteering Tribunal Appointed. j WATER SUPPLY AT THE MARDY. The monthly meeting of the Abergavenny Rural Council was held on Tuesday, Mr. E. W. Lewis (vice-chairman) presiding. There were also present the Rev. H. Morice Jones, Rev. D. F. Walters, Messrs. John Prichard, Alfred Ed- wards, L. R. Pym, John Jenkins, Wm. Haines, and Roger Morgan. Llantilio Pertholey and Profiteering. n A letter was read, by the ueric (lVlr. j. tl. Farquhar) from the Llantilio Pertholey Parish Council urging the Rural Council to reconsider their decision not to set up a profiteering tribunal for the Abergavenny area. They claimed that the Rural Council were not in a position to say that no such tribunal was needed, and that they should carry out the Government's instructions by appointing a tribunal to deal with any cases which might arise. Profiteering in foodstuffs, etc., undoubtedly did exist in that area, and in justice to the constituents they represented they should appoint a tribunal to deal with any com- plaints which might need investigation. The Parish Council had decided to circularise every parish council in the area asking them to pass a resolution on this matter. A letter was also read from the Profiteering Department of the Board of Trade with reference to the Council's decision not to appoint a tri- bunal, and requesting that the Council would reconsider the matter at an early date, as the existence of such a tribunal acted as a deterrent against overcharging. Mr. Pym said that it would be well to appoint a tribunal. They were being appointed every- where. He thought there were instructions as to who were to sit on it, but they might appoint, everyone who was eligible. The Clerk read the instructions, which stated that no one must sit who was a trade competitor' of the person against whom the complaint was made. On the proposition of Mr. Pym, it was decided to appoint a tribunal of the members of the Council, with the addition of Miss Jackson and Mrs. Biggs. Mardy Water Supply. A letter was read from the Llantilio Pertholey Parish Council asking what steps had been taken towards securing an adequate water supply for the Mardy. The Parish Council urged them to take this matter up some months ago, but so far the Rural Council seemed to have taken no action. If they did not do so they would lay the facts before the County Council. Dr. E. Y. Steele (Medical Officer) Have the County Council power to interfere with the water supply ? The Clerk Only up to a small rate. It is a question whether the Mardy should be supplied with water the same as Llanfoist, and pay a rate. Mr. Prichard If we undertook to supply the Mardy we should have to supply every village. Dr. Steele It is not a case of must, but the Council may sell water. Rev. D. F. Walters Is the District Council supposed to provide water for its area ? Dr. Steele Yes. Rev. D. F. Walters There is another large section of our district without water at all. There are a number of houses at Govilon without any water. The lower part of the district is well supplied with a spring, but the upper part is without a proper supply, and the people have to carry the water a long way. Dr. Steele L don't know that the Council are supposed to provide water, but if they find that there is a lack of water, which is injurious to health, they can step in and see to it. Mr. Prichard At whose expense ? Dr. Steele said that if there were a large number of houses in a district they could step in and make it a water district. This question had been on for years and the Council had proposed a scheme, but when the people found that they would have to pay a rate they said they could manage as they were. He tried to get them to use the water at Pwlldu, but when they found that they would have to pay for it they said they would rather the Council did not proceed with it. The same thing applied to the Bryn and the Mardv. They had had Local- Government Board inquiries about it. Mr. Haines said that with regard to the supply at the Bryn he had four deep wells, and although it had been a tremendously dry season none of them had failed. That could be said of very few country villa-es. Mr. Walters said that there was plenty of water in their district, and it could be obtained from three or four places, but.the unfortunate part of it was that the horses were so far from it, and the school was in the same position. It was certainly not conducive to health. Mr. Prichard said that a water supply in- creased the value of the property, and it was.the duty of the owners to supply it. If they did it as a District Council they would open the way to a tremendous expense. Mr. Walters You have done it for one part of Govilon. Why should you do it for one part and deny the other pert The Surveyor (Mr. A. J. Willcox) said that the Mardy was different to the places referred to. There were a number of houses there, and no doubt they had suffered for the want of a water supply. It was for that Council to say whether it should be provided by them. The Mardy was a growing place, and if there was water and good sanitary arrangements the district would in- crease. The Council could provide water for any part of their district, could execute works, and could charge water rents or levy a water rate. Rev. H. Morice Jones suggested that it would be well to take a plebiscite of the people, to see whether they were willing to pay. Mr. Pym If they are prepared to pay it is our duty to do it. I propose that we reply that if they are prepared to pay we shall be pleased to go into the matter. The Rev. D. F. Walters seconded, and it was carried. Scarlet Fever. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr. A. J. Willcox) reported that since the last meeting two cases of scarlet fever had occurred, one of which was taken to the Isolation Hospital, and the other isolated at home. A Govilon Road. The Surveyor reported on the cost of draining Brook lane, Govilon. To use all nine-inch pipes would cost £ 28, but to run six-inch pipes down the meadow would bring the cost down to £ 17. He thought that the latter would serve the purpose. The labour would be done by their own men. Mr. Alfred Edwards said they had already decided that this was not necessary. He had been approached by ratepayers who told him that it was an unnecessary expense. Surely if there was no traffic on that road in the summer there would be none in the winter. The road did not lead to the school, or to the church or any chapel. He was surprised that his colleague who visited the place with him (Mr. E. W. Lewis) had brought the matter forward again. The Rev. D. F. Walters said that 1Je was rather surprised at Mr. Edwards saying that, because several ratepayers had been at him, and they were surprised at the attitude taken up. Mr. Morgan had to go down to Govilon, a distance of two miles, because he could not use the road. Mr. J ones told him that Mr. Edwards misunder- stood him and had misrepresented his views. Mr. Edwards He said he had not seen any- one going on the road. Mr. Walters No, because the road is not fit to travel on. Mr. Roger Morgan said that there was a lane ihis n hfs pwhich equally needed attention. A bridge was required across the brook, which in winter was four feet deep. This way was uesd by schoolchildren and others. The Surveyor said that he had seen the Sur- veyor to the Pontypool Rural Council about this matter, and they both agreed that if it was not a private road something should be done jointly, He had received a letter, however, stating that inquiries shovred that it was a private road. Mr. Morgan said that the lane led to three small holdings and two cottages, and the children had to go a considerable distance round when the brook was in flood. Mr. Prichard proposed that they defer the matter until normal prices came back. Mr. Pym That will be a long time. Mr. Roger Morgan seconded. Mr. Jenkins proposed that the work be done, and the Rev. D. F. Walters seconded. The amendment was carried. Mr. Morgan said that the lane at Llanvair was a far more important matter. Mr. Haines said that if the lane had been re- paired by. the Council at any time, liability would arise, but if it had not there would be a difficulty. Mr. Morgan proposed that a resolution be sent to the Pontypool Rural Council asking them to reconsider their decision. The Rev. Morice J ones seconded, and it was carried. I
+ BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS. DEATHS. AMYES.—At Llanfoist, on Sunday, the 19th inst., Maria Ann Amyes, the beloved wife of Thomas Amyes (late of Govilon Mills), in her 68th year. Interred at Christ Church, Govilon on Thursday, the 24th inst. I SADLER.—On October 19th, at Pen- dower, Grosvenor-road, Aberga- venny, Edith, beloved wife of Frederick Sadler. Thy will be done." WATKINS.—On the 22nd inst., at Mount Cottage, Cross-street, Sarah Elizabeth, the beloved wife of John Henry Watkins, in her 46th year, after a short but painful illness. IN MEMORIAM. JONES.—In Tender and Loving Memory of our Darling George, who entered into rest Monday, October 21st, 1918. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Lovingly remembered by Mam and Dad I and Brothers, 9 Park-street. In Loving Memory of Robert Ridley, the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Ridley, who died October 24th, 1918. RIDLEY.—In Loving Memory of Pte. John Ridley, ist S.W.B., missing about 29th October, 1914.
v ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Mr. F. Sadler and family wish to thank all friends for kind sympathy and for floral tributes in their recent sad loss. Pendower, Grosvenor-road. Mrs. W. Nutland and family wish to thank all kind friends for expressions of sympathy and floral tributes received in their recent sad bereavement. 126 St. Helen's-road. Mrs. Williams and family wish to thank all friends for kind sympathy shown in their recent .bereavement, and for floral tributes sent. Skirrid Farm, Llanvihangel Crucorney. The widow and family of the late Mr. E. A. Johns, Clvdach, Nr. Abergavenny, desire to sincerely thank all friends who sent letters of II sympathy and floral tributes ♦
Abergavenny Bye-Election. I MANDAMUS ISSUED AGAINST THE TOWN I COUNCIL. An application was made'to a Divisional Court in the King's Bench Division on Tuesday for a mandamus directing the Town Council of Aber- gavenny to hold an election to fill a casual vacancy. Mr. Willoughby Williams (instructed bv Messrs. Sharpe, Pritchard and Co.) said he moved for the mandamus on behalf of Mr. Henry John Griffiths, and explained how the casual vacancy had arisen in the Priory Ward. On July 2nd last Mr. Harris, one of the aldermen, died, and Mr. Delafield was elected by the Council to fill the vacancy on the aldermanic bench. In that wav a casual vacancy was created. The Court granted the mandamus, and ordered the election to take place on November 1, when the general elections are held by statute. Mr. Williams said the Town Council had agreed I to pay the casts of this application, and the Court made an order accordingly. It should be explained that this action was initiated by the Town Council themselves, in order to comply with the law. The difficultv arose from the fact that at the recent bye- election there was only one nomination for the two vacant seats. The Council decided that Mr. W. Rosser should fill the vacancy caused by the death of Alderman Harris. Tiis left the seat resigned by Councillor Horsington vacant, and as it was not filled within the stipulated period it became necessary to obtain a mandate from the High Court to enable the election to take place in November. It was arranged that Mr. H. J. Griffiths (rate collector) should act as prosecutor, he being a. burgess of the Priory Ward. +
Mr. E. Gouldborne's Appointment. I DISTRICT TRAFFIC SUPT. OF THE L. N.W.R. The Directors of the L. & N. W. Rlv. Company have appointed -AIr. E. Goulborn as District Traffic Superintendent at Abergavenny. The District embraces the Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Line, Cardiff and Newport, and the Shrewsbury and Hereford Lines. Mr. Goulborn also is responsible for the Company's interests in Bristol and the West of England. Mr. Goulborn commenced his railway career at Euston in 1877, and was transferred to the District Traffic Superintendent's Office, Aber- gavenny, in 1881. He was appointed Chief Clerk in 1889, Assistant Superintendent in 1903, and was transferred to Swansea as District Traffic Superintendent in 1914. In now returning to the Abergavenny District in which he spent so many years, he will, we are sure, receive a very hearty welcome, not only from his railway colleague?, but also from the traders of the district with whom he will renew business relationships.
SUGAR LOAF MUSINGS. By GOBANNIUM. Speak up I can't hear a word we've got to decide." That is an exclamation one has come to expect regularly from Col. Williams at the Police Court. On Wednesday he was, in a way, hoist with his own petard," for on his asking a certain witness a question he received the reply Speak up, sir It was evidently not deliberate and was really meant. Bobbie Burns might well have written 0 wad some power the giftie gie us, To hear oursels as ithers hear us On a number of occasions when marital differences have come before the Bench, Col. Williams has expressed profound thankfulness that he is a bachelor. Bachelordom no doubt has its advantages in its freedom from domestic contentions, but does not the £ 25 abatement on the income tax appeal to the Colonel ? The picture gallery in the Board-room of the Guardians is growing, and the portrait of the chairman, Col. Williams, now adorns the walls. I was asking an ex-chairman, the other day, when he was going to send in his photo., but he did not seem at all keen on being hung." He thought he was not pious enough for such company. » These are the days of business enterprise. There seems a likelihood of another auctioneer setting up in business in the town. Mr. Chad- wick on Wednesday, responding to the toast of himself, his wife and all the little Chadwicks," told the farmers at Gilwern that his son and heir had started sticking the lot numbers on the articles of furniture. Whether it is du*n e to heredity or environment I do not know, but it is to be hoped that the youthful auctioneer does not start knocking them down" yet. By the way, one speaker credited Mr. Chadwick with bringing more people to the stool of repentance than the clergy and ministers of all denomina. tions. And he pays £10 a year for the privilege Abergavenny's water scheme has been well tested this year, and those who argued that an eight-million gallon reservoir was not necessary must now admit that thev could not foresee the future. The resources of the reservoir are now practically exhausted and we are dependant on the depleted springs. It may be contended that we may never get such a long drought again, but a local authority must prepare for possibilities, and if it had not been for the reservoir we should have been seriously short of water months ago. It must be remembered, too, that with the building of more houses the consumption of water will increase. Abergavenny- has managed remarkably well, and it is not yet correct, as a Newport paper stated on Thursday, that there is scarcely any water at all and that the higher levels are completely without it. Councillor Horsington little thought what trouble would ensue when he resigned his seat on the Council. Owing to the vacancy not being filled at the bye-election, the Town Council have had to go to the trouble and expense of securing a mandamus from the High Court to enable the vacancy to be filled at the November elections. It is, however, really the fault of the Town Council in fixing the last day for nominations four days ahead, which did not allow time for the vacancy to be adequately published. We are in for quite a lively time at the Novem- ber elections, as there seems to be an epidemic of candidates for Council honours. The four retiring Councillors—Councillors Telford, Plow- man, Sadler and Iball—are all standing again, and two new business men candidates have been induced to come out, in the persons of Mr. F. T. Jones and Mr. A. J. Wibberley. The most interesting fight will be in the Grofield Ward, where three Labour men and Mr. Wibberley are fighting for tl* one seat. The three Labour candidates—Councillor Iball, Mr. C. W. Matthews and Mr. S. H. Owers—have all had their names submitted to the Trades and Labour Council, but Mr. Matthews is the nominee of that body. It seems a pase of dog eat dog," or an ex- hibition of cannibalism. Clearly, so far as can- didates are concerned, the Grofield Ward is ex- ceeding its rations. The Llantilio Pertholey Parish Council are trying to put the wind up the Rural Council. They sent no less than three protests at the last meeting against the attitude of the Rural Council, namely, on housing, profiteering, and I water supply. The Parish Council are evidently on the war path and are out to make the Mardy a model village. Yet they are not keen on the idea of being enveloped by our borough boun- daries and getting our privileges and helping to pay for them. The Attractions Association have arranged first-class three-night bookings for the ensuing two weeks in The Private Secretary and Hobson's Choice," both of which are well known London comedy successes and will be played by No. i companies. Both are expensive companies, and it is to be hoped that the public generall will support them, so that it will be worth their while to come here and that the respective firms who run them will be so pleased with the result that they will allow some of their other first-class attractions to come to Aber- gavenny. 4
BOROUGH THEATRE ATTRACTIONS I I PEACHES IN PARIS." I The musical comedy revue, Peaches in Paris," has been pleasing good audiences at the Borough Theatre this week. There will be three more performances, one to-night (Friday) and two to-morrow (Salurday) at 6.30 and 8.30, and for these performances there will be an entire change of songs. The company have some ex- cellent numbers in their repertoire which they have not yet given at Abregavenny. The revue is a bright one and is well staged, the I dancing of the Petite Peaches is particularly enjoyed, while Dan Noel scores many a laugh. ) THE PRIVATE SECRETARY." For the first three nights of next week Mr. Chas. Hawtrey's famous farcical comedy, The Private Secretary has been secured. It is a well-known laughter-maker, and though it has bee.i to Abergavenny more than once, it should still have just as irreistible an appeal to those who have seen it as Charley's Aunt always has. Even a good piece may be spoiled by a bad company, but Abergavenny people can rest assured that The Private Secretary," which is direct from the Savoy Theatre, London, and under the direction of that well-known producer, Cecil Barth, will be presented in the very best manner. It is a No. i Company, which has been plaving the leading provincial theatres, and that should be sufficient commendation. The part of The Rev. Robert Spalding is taken by -Air. Walenn. Abergavenny is fortunate to secure such a company, and it. is to be hoped they will be well supported. +
l Water Shortage. I I STRICT ECONOMY URGED. Though Abergavenny is fortunately situated in regard to water supply, the continued drought had its effect this week. On Wednesday a number of houses were without water while a rearrangement of the service was being effected, and it has been found necessary to cut off the water in various districts for certain periods, as follows :—Lower Monk-street and Ross-road, 7 to 5.30 Merthyr-road to a part of Tudor- street, 9.30 to 5.15 Mill-street, from 9 to 6 Llanfoist district, 10 to 5 Stanhope-street, 10.50 to 4.30. The Waterworks Committee of the Town Council desire to impress upon the burgesses the absolute necessity for the strictest economy in the use of water and ask for the co- operation of all water consumers in this matter. It is necessary to give an intermittent supply to various streets in order that all consumers may at some period of the day obtain a supply of water, and in the event of it becoming necessary to extend the list of streets to receive an inter- mittent supply due notice will be given. All I water consumers are asked to exercise the strictest economy and thus assist the committee in their I effort to provide a supply of water to the whole of the inhabitants during some portion of the day. A
I MONMOUTHSHIRE HOUNDS I MEET I Monday, Oct. 27—Raglan 10.30. 1 Thursday, Oct. 30-The Onion; 10.30,
Abergavenny Rural Housing. j COUNCIL GIVEN SEVEN DAYS TO SUBMIT A SCHEME. I At a meeting of the Housing Committee ot the I Abergavenny Rural Council, on Tuesday, a letter was read from the Housing Commissioner, who stated that it was necessary for the Council to submit their scheme within the next seven days, and he would then send his inspector to visit and report on the several sites. Unless the Council proceeded on these lines, the County Council would be asked to provide the necessary housing schemes and the Ministry might charge the whole cost to the ratepayers of the area with- holding any financial assistance. A small committee was appointed with plenary powers to submit a scheme, the members being the Chairman, Rev. D. F. Walters, Messrs. Pym, Haines, Joseph Griffiths, John Prichard and Alfred Edwards. The Llantilio Pertholey Parish Council wrote strongly protesting against the decision of the Council that only six new houses were needed in that parish, and stating they still claimed that I 12 were needed. 4.
LLANELLEN. I OBITDARY.- The funeral of the late Mr. James I Williams, postmaster, builder and contractor, took place on Wednesday last, when a large number of relatives and friends from all parts were present. Deceased was well known, being chairman of the Parish Council, also of the Reading Room, and a manager of the School, representing the Parish Council. He leaves a widow, two sons and three daughters. Ole of his daughters earned the degree of B.A. at the University College of Wales, at Aberystwith, and is a teacher at the Abergavenny Grammar School. A large number of floral tributes were received. Mrs. Tooley ably presided at the organ, and the Rev. Evan Davies, B.A., Vicar of Llanover, and the Rev. J. Prvs officiated. 4
Abergavenny Town Council. SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting of the Abergavenny Town Council was held on Mondavjevening, the Mayor presiding. There were also present Aid. Col. J. G. Bishop, Aid. Col. W. Williams, Councillors Major J. R. Jacob, A. C. Graham. W. J. Tong F. J. Mansfield, G. R. Plowman, P. Telford, W J. Meale, R. Iball and J. R. Beckwith. Condolences and Coneratulations. v otes of condolence were passed with Coun- cillor F. Sadler on the death of his wife, Mr. Kyle (gas manager) on the death of his mother, and the family on the death of Mr. J. V. Lewis, late R.E. A vote of congratulation was ordered to be sent to Mr. E. Goulborn, of Swansea, on return- ing to Abergavenny to take up the post of district traffic superintendent of the L. & N.W.R. I ndustrial council. A letter was read from the Lord Mayor of Cardiff in reference to a conference in connhction with the Joint Industrial Council for Local Authorities, Non-Trading Services (Manual Workers). The Major, Councillors Graham and Beck- with were appointed to attend the conference. The Rate. It was decided to levy a rate of 2s. bd. in the for the half-year ending March 31st next, the same as for the last half-vear. .A.
Trained at Abergavenny. CAPT. COGHILL KNOCKED OUT BY FULTON. At Holborn Stadium on Thursday evening Capt. Goghill, the Australian heaw-weight champion, who has been training at Aberga- venny, met Fred Fulton, the American heavy- weight, in a 2o-rounds contest.. Coghill was knocked out in the third round, hi^ s opponent being much heavier than the pluckv Australian.
I LLANVETHERINE. xiAR\ EST FESTIVAL.— Ihe annual harvest festival commenced on Thursday evening in last week and was continued on the following Sunday. There was a good number present at all the services and the church was very tastefully and prettily decorated by the following ladies Mrs. Williams (Penwyrlod), Mrs. Evans (The Pant), Miss Lane (White House). The Rev. M. E. H. Townshend took the service, and the preacher was the new Rector (Rev. Geo. Griffiths), who was inducted to the charge of the parish on Saturday last, the ceremony being performed by the Archdeacon of Monmouth. There were also present The Revs. T. P. Clarke (Rural Dean), L. D. Richards (Llanddewi Skirrid), J. Griffiths (Llangattock Lingoed), E. M. Townshend (LIan- vapley), R. Lewis (Nantyglo), M. E. H. Town- shend (Llanvetherine).. The new Rector read himself in on Sunday morning.
We hold a very large stock of Pads and Com I pendiums, which we are selling at the lowest I possible price.—M. Morgan & Co., Chronicle Office. °
I Farm Workers. I PROTESTS AT ABERGAVENNY & CLYTHA. --it a meeting of the Workers' Union on Friday, at Clytha, Mr. S. Box, agricultural I organiser, of Hereford, addressed a well-attended meeting of farm labourers on the question of the hours, wages, and housing of the agricultural worker. After an excellent address, the follow- ing resolution was passed :—" That we, the Clytha branch of the Workers' Union, call upon all workers on the land to unite, realising that our only salvation is in unity also, we enter a protest against the Government at the present time trying to increase our hours of labour." The cnairman of the Clytha branch is Mr. A. owell, the treasurer Mr. Phillips, the secretary i r" peo- Fry, and the committee Messrs. Saunders, C. Davies, G. Hall, Williams, B. Pro- bert and C. Powell. Mr. Box also addressed a meeting of the Aber- gavenny branch of the Workers' Union, on Saturday last, and emphasised thf iieei agricultural workers to protect themselves against reduction in wages and increase of hours. The following resolution was passed That we strongly protest against the Government's in- tention to exclude the agricultural labourers from the national 48 hours Bill." A further resolution was carried as follows :—" That we ask all Trades Unionists who have joilled be I Comrades of the Great War to resign their membership, owing to the attitude taken by I that Society toward the railwaymen during the 1 strike.
1sT"V0L. BATT. MONMOUTHSHIRE REGT. All certificates and discharges not claimed before Monday, 27th October, 1919, will be I' returned to the Adjutant at Battalion Head Quarters, Newport, at noon on that day. F. P. J. HANBCRY, Captain, R.O.
ABERGAVENNY STOCK MARKET. There were 150 fat cattle and abo-it 1,200 sheep pe-ii-ed for grading, together with 30 calves and a small entry of store pigs. Owing to the recent restrictions, only the balance to make up the full percentage on the permits was given. The r-'mber of stock allocated was 25 cattle and 35Q sheep, the remainder being returned. V
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MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. To the Editor. SIR,—So many enquiries continue to reach me respecting my name going forward as an independent candidate at the forthcoming election, I should appreciate an opportunity of saying, through the medium of your paper, that in view of the local Labour Party having decided to contest the whole of the seats rendered vacant, under no circumstances will I be a consenting party to spli: the progressive vote in any way. Yours faithfully. H. A. PALMER. 3 Claremont Terrace, H. A. P-L:\IER. Grosvenor-road, 21st Oct. 1919.
Girls' Hockey Club.—The Abergavenny County Intermediate Girls' Hockey Club is now being formed, and two matches have already been played, one on October iSth against Tredegar Ladies, when the Old Girls lost 4-5, and the other on Thursday, Oct. 23rd, against A.C.I.S. Present Girls. This match resulted in a loss of 2-3, but a good game was played. To- morrow (Saturday) the Team will play Hereford Ladies, on the School ground. Bully off 2.45 p.m. I New County Councillor.—Monday was nomina- tion day in connection with the Ù) e-election to I fill the vacancy on the County Council for Aber- gavenny South caused by the death of Lt.-Col. J. H. Gill ert Harris. The only nomination was that of Mr. Wm. Devereux, railway clerk, of Glenroy, Chapel-road, who was, therefore, re- turned unopposed. There were three nomina- ition papers, the proposers and seconders being as follows :—H. E. Lyons and Mary E. Steel, J. S. Davies and Mary H. Baldwin, Robert Workman and A. G. Wycherley.
Town Hall Improvements. COUNCILLOR GRAHAM'S PROPOSALS. At a meeting of the Abergavenny Social Study Circle on Friday last Councillor Graham out- lined his scheme for the improvement of the Town Hall. It was gratifying to the members to know that they were the first bodv to have the scheme explained to them. The suggested improvements, which were shown on plans, in- elude the following :—Provision of a swimming bath on the ground floor of what is now the ex- treme right-hand corner of the Market Hall, from the Cross-street entrance irpproved and lengthened Market Hall to include an island platform for unloading potatoes, etc a billiard- room a much improved large hall, to serve as a theatre, and to be secured by dropping the floor of the present one and providing a balcony in its place, thus increasing the seating accom- modation improved and more accessible offices, and many smaller but important iim- provements. All the above could be secured, Mr. Graham contended, more cheaply, and at the same time as efficiently, as the new buildings which have been and are being suggested. There, unfortunately, remained no time for the usual questions and discussion. Mr. Graham therefore kindly consented to again attend the Circle, outline his proposals briefly, for the benefit of those not present at this meeting, and reply to any questions or points that might arise in discussion. This meeting will take place I on Fridav, October 31st.
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