Pantiy Ploughing Society. I Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting. j SPEECHES AT THE DINNER. The dinner in connection with the 48th meet- ing of the Pan.ly and Monnowside Plougiling and Agricultural Society, which, as reported in our last issue, took place in a marquee on Old- castle Farm, was attended by a good company. The catc-ring was excellently carried out by Mr. R. H. Stevens, of the Dorothy Cafe, Aberga- venny. The President, the Mayor of Aber- gavenny (Aid. Z. Wheatlev, J.P.) was in the chair, and was supported by the vice-presidents, Col. Robinson. D.S.O., and Mr. Warren Davies, Mr. Allen James, Mr. Gilbert Phillips, Mr. John Lewis 'lion, sec.) and the judges. Before the dinner, Mrs. Attwood-Mathews presented to the winners the prizes she had given, as follows :—Silver spirit kettle to Mr. Lane for the best pair of plough horses, and silver cake- basket to Chas. Watkins, the winner of the ploughing competition for boys under 18. In making the presentations, Mrs. Attwood- Mathews said she hoped that peace would reign once more in their midst, after the last five sad years of war. She believed in hard work for all, and in everyone helping Great Britain to hold her own amongst other nations. She was very glad to see the care taken of the plough horses, and the careful and exact furrows the young farmers had ploughed. She wanted them all to support the Daylight Savings Bill. She greatly enjoyed the daylight of the evenings, and though there was clew on the grass in the mornings, they profited entirely by this new arrangement. A vote of thanks was accorded to Mrs. Attwood Mathews, on the proposition of the President, seconded by Mr. John Lewis. The loyal toast having been honoured, Mr. "Warren Davies, C.C., submitted that of The Imperial and Spiritual Forces," and in doing so paid a tribute to the men who had maintained the traditions of this mighty Empire. The clergv and ministers of all denominations had played a great part during the years of conflict. He coupled with the toast the name of Colonel Robinson, who he was sure they were proud to welcome as a friend and neighbour. 1, The President remarked that Col. Robinson had won the D.S.O. and the French Croix de Guerre, and they were lucky to have a gentleman of such distinction to come to live ia their neighbourhood. I jar Britain's Part In The War. I Col. Robinson, in reply, returned thanks for the hospitable way in which he had been received into/the district. It gave him great pleasure-to come amongst them and live amongst their mountains. The scenery was what brought him there, and he now found that the scenery I was not the only attraction. Their hospitality and friendliness had been a great pleasure to him. It was an honour to respond to the toast of the Imperial Forces. Those of the Imperial Forces who had been fortunate enough to return would not, he thought, in the least bit grudge what they had done for their country. They realised that the war was bound to come, and it was touch end go who won it. He thought that he could say, without flattery, that it was the British soldier, British money and British credit that gave victory not only to themselves but to the Allies. If it had not been for England there was little or no doubt that the war would have gone the other way. A soldier admired not only his allies, but his enemies. There was very rightly a great deal of feeling against Germans, but at the same time he would pay them the tribute of saying that they were fine soldiers. They were hard fighters, and no one had a greater reverence for our soldiers than the Germans themselves. They realised from the moment they entered the war that they were up against a difficult situation, and that the war was touch and go and probably lost to them. They had a great deal to be proud of as Englishmen. With regard to the spiritual forces, he met many clergymen and ministers out in France, and they did their duty most nobly. They all worked together hand'in hand, and there was very little difference between one sect and another. It was a great change to what one saw in England.. There was, after all, not such a great amount that divided them, and it was a pity that they could not form some sort of collective worship which would meet with the approval of many. (Applause). Col. Robinson proposed the health of The County Members and the Members of County Councils," coupling the names of Mr. Warren Davies and Mr. Gilbert Phillips, as representing the County Councils of Monmouthshire and Herefordshire respectively. Both members, he remarked, took a great interest in their local affairs, which was one of the most important duties of a County Councillor. .u Land For Ex-soldiers. I I Mr. Gilbert Phillips, in response, said that since their last meeting they had had many ups and downs to make them change their opinions. If the County Councils carried out the duties which devolved 011 them there was no question but that it would be very unpleasant to most of them, for they would have to pay a lot more money than they were doing at the present time, and there were many of them, who got very little for what they paid now. They must not forget that they had to have law and order and that they had to support the Government. Their first'duty to themselves was to stand up for law and order at home They had a legal means of redressing grievances, but he thought there ought to be more direct communication between the people and their representatives before the latter supported the things they did. There could be a referendum or some other simple means. It was a difficult matter to cultivate the land nowadays. Those who had to deal with the land knew that if they could make both ends meet they were doing very well. The Government had promised that ex-soldiers should have a certain amount of land. There was no spare land. and where were they going to get it ? It must be obtained from those who had it. These men wanted useful land, on which they would have a fair chance of making a livelihood. How was it to be got ? Were those who had land going to say Take a few acres of mine." In Herefordshire they had! sent round, but not one had offered to give any land. Now thev had got compulsory powers. If they had acted as they should have done most of them could have said Here is five or ten. acres." He hoped thev would not blame the Government when the compulsory powers were put into execution, because they were bound to have the land. Where a man had two or more farms, thev might take the suitable by-tacks off, and that mig"ht help them to solve the difficulty. With regard to education, he did not believe in child labour, but if they did not put a boy or girl to work when they were young they would M take to it when they were old. Were their children taught as well as when they took their 2d. to school every week ? What they- wanted was that the children should be taught in a reasonable wav. Was it right in a country district that a child should be sent from 2-V to 3 miles to school and that the parent should be summoned if it missed an attendance ? If the school teachers had to walk Û- to 3 miles they would see how long they would put up with it. Thev were paving a great deal more money for education. What for ? The roads would have to be substantially strengthened, because of the motor traffic. Before the war it cost about ir 000 1 mile to remake roads to-day it cost some*'M i" like £3.000. They all agreed in having good roads, but it was only fair that those who used tl,.eti should pay for them. The fairest svstem was the turnpike gate. It was unfair to make n-n-users of roads pay for those who did use t'-ci" Referring to the danger of driving on rends which were tar-sprayed, Mr. Phillips sai(i tiact it was not an unusual thing when travelh* to Abergavenny for horses to fall down There was plenty of gravel about, and if gravel and sand were sprinkled on the roads it would make them safer. Air Warren Davies thanked the electors of the Llanvihargel division for placing him on the Coun-, ouncil. He considered it a great honorr and he should endeavour to carry out his duties to the best of his ability. When he accepted office he thought that if he was elected on one or two of the agricultural committees he might bo of soecial service to them. He could assure them that the County Council had been most generous to him, for he was not only selected as one out of eight members to serve on the Wieultural Executive Committee, but he was also elected on the Small Holdings Com- mittee, which had closed negotiations for some- thing like 15.000 acres, besides which they had a number of small and large estates in hand. He had also been placed on the Main Roads and Bridges Committee, and the Agricultural Edu- cation Committee, on which he was nominated as chairman, a position which he could not accept, as he felt it should be given to someone j more competent. If they were mis-represented in the I-lauvihang-i division, it would not be the I fault of the County Council, but the fault of the j representative whom they had appointed to I watch over their interests. The Oldest Industry. I The Mayor proposed Success to Agriculture and the Pandy Ploughing Society." He said he had attended those gatherings for 25 years, and remarked that the president at their last meeting, in 1913, was his namesake, Mr. J. L. Wheatlev, who was the other day made a freeman of the city of Cardiff in recognition of his services. He (the Mayor) attended that ceremony, and invited Mr. Wheatley to De present on that occasion, but he asked him to make his apologies, as he had another engagement. Someone at that meeting in 19 1:3 said that he would sell a field of swedes for 6'd. He (the president) put the money down, but lie had never had the swedes yet. (Laughter!. The President paid a tribute to the officials for the manner in which the society had been managed, and which had enabled it to go on for 48 years, and they were indeoted to them for the enthusiasm and time they had put into the work. Agriculture was the oldest industry, and everything came from the land. Those who worked on the land were working on the most valuable asset in the world. He was struck with the excellent work of the competitors in the ploughing calsses, and also with the promising horses which had been shown. They wanted the men who had come back from the war to show the same enthusiasm in helping on the work of reconstruction as they had shown in defeating the enemy. He coupled with the toast the names of Mr. Allen James and Mr. Warren Davies. Mr. Allen James responded in his inimitable style, and remarked that he would not sell swedes for 6^d. this time, but he would sell two acres for -1d. His son was unfortunate enough to use the same field for roots, and he had a good portion with not one leaf on it. Referring to the facilities for the weighing of stock at Aberga- venny, Mr. James said that last Tuesday week he never saw such a muddle. Several cars and motor lorries were held up while the weighing was going on at the machine in Lion-street. He suggested that the Town Council should see the weighing machine at Newport, which was a pleasure to look at. He had judged ploughing at 67 meetings and had himself taken 117 prizes, and he could assure them that the exhibition that day was first-class. Agriculture and Eight Hours System. I Mr. Warren Davies, in responding, said. that the Government policy in regard to agriculture had had the eftect of driving some of the most practical agriculturists to sell up and get out of the business. There was no doubt that the cost of production could not be less than the rate of wages. There was an idea among certain sec- tions of the Labour party that they could get more out of production than they put into it, and that this happy result might be accomplished bv Labour control of politics as well as trade. He thought they would agree that there ivas a limit to the power of the 'Labour dictators. No dictator could get a quart out of a pint measure. The eight hours enactment as applied to agri- culture was one of the most iniquitous measures put upon the Statute Book. They would all admit that labour deserved to be better paid than it had been in the past. The labourer was as worthy of his hire in the agricultural industry as in any other industry, but still agriculture could not be worked on the eight hour system. It was a great hardship on the small poor farmer. He could not pay more wages than the land would produce. It was up to them as agri- culturists to do all in their power to increase production and pay the labourer every penny they could. because he was the backbone of England. They had been told that the nation was on the verge of national bankruptcy and there was only one way to re-establish them- selves, and that was for everyone to work hard and put all the enthusiasm into their work they possibly could. The Mayor, referring to the weighing facilities at the Abergavenny Cattle Market, said that the Town Council bought a machine which did not act. At the Royal Show at Cardiff there was a clock dial machine put up by Avery's, which was reckoned to be the very latest type, and Abergavenny not only went to see it, but actually bought the machine, as they were de- termined to get the best that could be produced. An order was given on the ground for the delivery of the machine direct to Al ergavenny, but by some unfortunate circumstance it caught fire and was damaged, and had to go back to the works to be reconstructed. They hoped be fore long to have this machine in the market. He hoped they would wait patiently a little longer and they would have a machine worthy of the market. Beef For The People. I Mr. Joseph Griffiths proposed The Donors I of Prizes," and specially mentioned Mrs. Att- wood-Mathews, who had usually given one prize and had this year given two. They were asked to produce more meat, but the farmer, when he considered the prices, had to think what he could do. The price of store cattle was very low and the price of beef was 79S. per cwt. Was it possible they could go on feeding their cattle, when hay was /15 per ton, straw f*8 per ton, and the price fixed for the root crop was £8 per ton. There was no man who would attempt to produce beef at 8os. per cwi. when the price of feeding stuffs was so high. He trusted, however, that whatever their difficulties might be they would show themselves loyal subjects and stick to it, if they lost money. It would be better, from a financial point of view, to sell store cattle at the price they were than to produce beef, but that would not be showing themselves loyal citizens and true men. Let them produce meat for the people and show that England was still going to be a self-supporting country. The Mayor and Mr. R. J. Nott responded, and the latter proposed the health of the President, the toast being accorded musical honours. The President appropriately responded and said he appreciated the kind reception he had always received at Pandy. Mr. Edgar Sayce proposed the toast of The Judges," and Mr. D. Bowen, in responding, said that the ploughing in every class was very creditable. In the class for boys under 18 the work varied so much that the competitor they originally put first they placed third, after going over the field, and the third was placed first. In the open class he regretted there were not more competitors. He had seen as many as 21 in that class in the days when he used to compete. The winner in the farmers' sons class was the best ploughman on the field. I Mr. Baynam, who also responded, said there were as good roots in that district as were to be I found in any part of Monmouthshire or Here- fordshire. They'were clean and well cultivated. In the horse classes there was much credit due I to the young men for the manner in which they turned out their animals. Other toasts honoured included the vice- presidents, secretary, owner of the land, etc.
CLYDACH. I FUNERAL.—The funeral took place on Satur- day, at Llanelly Parish Church, of Mr. Edwin Albert Johns, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Johns, Station-road, Clydach, at one time well known residents of Monmouth. Deceased was held in high esteem in the Clydach district. The officiating clergymen were at the house, Rev. T. Ellis (Wesleyan), Brynmawr at the church, the Rector, the Rev. A. T. Roberts. A pathetic feature was that deceased was buried on the first anniversary of his marriage.
ABERGAVENNY POLICE COURT. ) Wednesday—Before Col. W. Williams (in the chair), Mr. Edwin Foster, Mr. H. C. Steel, and Mr. Robert Johnson. I A Long Way to Abergavenny. Arthur Lilwall, timber haulier, Abergavenny, was summoned for riding on the shafts of a timber wagon without reins, 011 the 14th. P.C. Mussell said that he saw defendant riding on the shafts of a timber wagon drawn by three horses. When stopped he said It is a long way to walk-six miles out and six miles buck As this was the first offence, defendant was fined 55. Caught Fire. Gomer \v imams, tanner s son, Goytre, was summoned for riding a bicycle without a light, on the nth, on the Llanellen road. P.C. Climer said that when asked why he had no light, defendant said that the lamp had caught fire. Witness touched the lamp, which was quite cold. Defendant must have ridden 300 yards. Fined 2s. 6d. Wanted The Clock, So Smashed The Window. Frances Pedros, of Overton-terrace, was sum- moned for maliciously damaging a window of the value of 15s., the property of Wm. Hayman. Complainant said that he was sat down to his supper oil Saturday night, and Mrs. Pedros came and used bad language and broke the window. He thought she broke the first pane with her fist and the second one with a corned beef tin. Defendant He maliciously damaged my clock, and unless I get my clock back I am not putting the window back. My clock was valued at (2, and it was taken out by him and carried away. The Magistrates' Clerk You were bound over a fortnight ago. Defendant I did not accept it, because I wanted some consolation for my clock. Why should I have things smashed and nothing said about it ? Defendant was fiuecl 15s. and was ordered to pay 1 os. damages. Defendant I am not paying a copper until I have my clock back. Too Late After Getting Time." I Ben Taylor was summoned for assaulting James Alfred Seabourne, licensee of the Vine Tree Inn, and also for being drunk and refusing to quit. Defendant issued a cross 0 ummolis for assault against Seabourne, but did not appear when the case was heard. Complainant said that at a quarter to 10 on the 13th defendant came to his house. He was mad drunk and very violent, and he struck witness in the eye with a glass. ] Defendant was sentenced to a month with hard, la b our, and the cross-summons was dis- missed. Later, Taylor turned up and was taken into Custody. He was, however, allowed to make an application to the Bench to hear the cross- summons. He expressed regret for being late, and handed up what he called the evidence. This consisted of a collar which he was wearing at the time of the assault, and which was cut through in two places. The Bench decided that they could not reopen the case. Defendant I hope this (the collar) will be seen. I reckon you have a dangerous man there Not a Mis-stake. I George James, collier, of Abergavenny, was summoned for stealing a wooden post, part of a fence on Penyworlod, the property of Lt.-Col. H. Miers. Lt.-Col. Miers said that on the 7tll inst. P.C. Birch called at his house in company with de- fendant, carrying a stake out of one of witness's fences. The policeman said that he had seen defendant with the stake, and was quite sure that he had stolen it. Witness had had £ 2,0 or Z40 worth of stakes taken out of various fences on his farm. Defendant I did not pull it out of the fence. It was lying on the path. P.C. Birch said that he stopped defendant on the Usk bridge carrying the stake. When wit- ness passed through the fields there was no stake on the footpath, and defendant was the next to pass through. A fine of 20S. was imposed.
u At Any Cost. 1 Albert E. Evans, soldier, of Cardiff, was sum- moned for driving a motor lorry without a light on the near side or a rear light, at Abergavenny on the 8th. P.C. Climer said he spoke to defendant about the lights, and the lorry was running back a bit. Defendant said he would go to the bottom of the hill, but he drove off in the direction of Crick- howell. Witness communicated with the police at Crickhowell and had defendant stopped there. Defendant said that during the strike he had to take a load of rations from Cardiff to Brecon Barracks, and he was told that he must get there at any cost. Defendant was fined 10s. The Wrong Train A Riskv Jumo. I Altred btephens, collier, Dowlais, and Beatrice Hunt, domestic servant, of Merthvr, were sum- moned for leaving a train whilst in motion, on the L. & N.W.Rly., on the 4th of August. Mr. H. T. Tait, solicitor, .of Euston, prosecuted. Defendants pleaded guilty. Mr. Tait said that the train had proceeded 15 to 20 yards and was travelling at about ten miles per hour when a door opened, Stephens I got on the step, seized hold of his companion in his arms and jumped on to the platform. The train proceeded, but had to stop so that the doors could be closed. Asked for an explanation, Stephens said that someone told them that they were in the wrong train. Hunt gave her wrong name and address. The -train did not go to Dowlais, but if the defendants had changed at Nantybwch they would have been all right. It was a fortunate thing that the defendants were not both dragged under the train and killed. Arthur William Harvey, stationmaster at Brecon-road, corroborated. He quite expected to see them fall between the train and the edge of the platform. Stephens said that they were strangers to the town, and they did not know which w. y the. trains were running. They were told that they were in the train for Blackwood. Miss Hunt wanted to jump off the train two or three times. as she had to be home that night. He got off the train and lifted her out. Defendants were fined II each. Language. I Herbert Brown, labourer, was summoned for using obscene language in Mill-street on the 18th. P.C. Needs proved the case, and de- fendant was fined 10s. Dear Freedom. I Wm. Taylor was summoned for allowing a dog to be at large without a muzzle or his name and address on the collar, on the 13th. De- fendant said that he took the muzzle off for the dog to work the sheep round the hill, and it ran back. Fined 15s. and 5s. for the respective offences. Husband and Wife Application Dismissed. I Thomas Embrey, mason, was summoned by his wife, Minnie Embrey, for persistent cruelty, and application was made for a separation order. Mr. J. R. Jacob represented the complainant and Mr. D. G. Harris was for the defendant. Mr. Jacob said that the circumstances were very unfortunate, as there was a large family, numl ering eight, all girls, aged from 16 to 3. It was with very great reluctance that he had brought the case there. It was utterly im- possible for the parties to live together. Com- plainant left her husband ten years ago, and she had not lived happih since that time. She had been before the Court since, and had been ad- vised to try to live with him again. He had beaten her in the street and had frogmarched her down the road within the public view, and he had also threatened her with a carving- knife. The Chairman Is there a chance of settling this ?-Complainant Not at all. I would rather go into the Workhouse with my children. I will have peace. Complainant said that she had been married to defendant 17 years on the 1st of November. She had lived unhappily with him for over ten years, and she had left him before. She had summoned him for beating her twice, and she had summond^him for desertion, and she hoped that this was The final. On the 15th of Jnly she was at Davies's on the Merthvr-road for some groceries. He met her on the Sunnybank pitch, ] opposite the Somerset, struck her in the mouth, j held her hands behind her back and pushed her right away to her house at 43 St. Helen's-road. He beat her there, and the children were scream- ing and terrified. She locked the doors, but he broke them both down to come back and beat her again. On the 21st of September he came home and insulted her daughter, and he also insulted and beat witness. He kicked her, and caught hold of a knife and said he would rip her entrails out. Mr. Harris: Was it after you were here a fortnight ago that you made up your mind to leave him ?-o, I iiiaje up my mind two years ago, when he left me to die. You took the furniture from the house ?—-Yes, what bit there was. Did you attempt to take away the two pigs from the cot ?—They are my pigs. I can prove I bought them. Has he complained of your behaviour ?—Not that I know of. Hasn't he complained of your card-playing and fortune-telling ?—That does not concern ) this case at all. I put it to you that for years you have been card-playing and fortune-telling, and that he has been complaining about it ?—Not that I know of. Have you ever played cards or told fortunes with cards ?—Not me. In reply to further questions, witness ad- mitted that she had been in Mrs. Francis's when cards were played. Mr. Harris On the Saturday morning after the Court a fortnight ago did you tell Mrs. Francis that you would not live with your hus- band any longer, because he had taken away your character in Court ?-So he did. I put it to you that that is the sole reason ?- Xo, it is not. Is it true that he has had to bath the children ? —No, never. You have some money of your own ?—I ought to have. I have two houses of my own. Mr. Jacob produced letters from the heads of local schools to the effect that the children were not neglected, as alleged. Rosie Embrey, daughter of complainant, said that the defendant had threatened her mother several times. He threatened her with the carving knife, but witness took it from him. The children would not live with their father. Mr. Harris Do you think that he meant to do your mother any harm ?-It is temper, more than anything else. Your mother has a temper, hasn't she ?—Not so much as him. He has got the worst temper. Mr. Harris said that there was a general im- pression among a number of married people that if they did not agree they had only to come to the Court to get a separation order, and any peg was good enough on which to hang a claim for separation. He asked the Bench not to make j the order, but to give the complainant an oppor- tunity of going back to her husband. The com- plainant's case was not made out. Without calling the evidence for the defence, the Bench considered the matter in private and came to the conclusion that the evidence was not corroborated and that they could not make an order on the evidence before them. More Marital Differences. I Seth Williams, late of Blaenavon, was sum-, moned for deserting his wife, Margaret Williams of 35 Mill-street. Complainant, who stated that there were two children, said that she had a separation order against defendant two years last February, but she took him back again. She had had £ 5 7s. from him since he had been away. Defendant said that he had sent his wife from IOS. to £ 1 per week, as he could get it. The Bench made an order for the payment of £ 1 per week. John Henry Russell, formerly of Abergavenny, and now a fitter at Pontypool, was summoned for deserting his wife, Teresa Ellen Russell. Complainant said that they had been married three years last July. Defendant left her on the 17th of July. He did not say that he was going or give her any reason. Defendant said that 18 months ago he told his wife that he would pay her fx per week if she would leave him alone. An order for the payment of -f I per week was made. The Story et Two Lamps. I A schoolboy was summoned for stealing an acetylene lamp, value 30s., the property of S. M. Straker, from the Coliseum, on the 8th. Mr. H. G. Lemmon represented the defendant. Stanley M. Straker said that he placed the bicycle behind the curtain in the vestibule at the Coliseum, and on coming out at 10 o'clock he found that the lamp was missing. He re- ported the loss to the manager, Mr. Waller, who took the matter up. W. H. Waller, resident manager of the Coli- seum, said that there were two bicycles in the vestibule. Mr. Straker's had two lamps on, but the other one, belonging to the defendant, came in with one lamp and went out with two., Mr. Lemmon said that the boy had lost an acetylene lamp that evening, and thinking that the one on the other bicycle was his, he took it. He (Mr. Lemmon) lost a lamp some time ago, and he would probably have done the same under the circumstances if he had seen a lamp which he thought was his. Supt. Thomas said that the boy denied that he had the lamp, and he only gave it up when the policeman came on the scene. Defendant was discharged with a caution.. A Fusilade of Turf. I Five youths from the Mardy were summoned for throwing turf on the highway, to the annoy- ance of passers by. Elsie Powell said-that on the 2nd of October the defendants pelted her with turf as she passed by. I P.C. Trigg said that all the boys admitted being there and throwing the turf. While he was looking for the boys Mrs. Ralph said she had had her knocker tied with string and a window damaged with turf. There were about two barrowfuls of turf on the path leading to the gate. There were no end of complaints on the Mardy about these boys. People there could not live for them. Defendants were fined 5s. each.
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. I CRICKHOWELL v. BRECON JUNIORS. I At Crickhowell on Saturday a delightful and fast game being seen by a good company of spectators. Brecon won the toss and Crick- howell played with a strong sun in their eyes. Play opened at a great pace and a fine passing movement by the home forwards enabled Griffiths to test Evans with a quick shot, which he turned around the post. Roberts and Brittain defended stoutly for Brecon and then Perry ran into the Crickhowell half, Morgan saving easily. Allen and Gray dribbled into the Brecon goal, Evans keeping out the latter's shot cleverly. A second later Fred Huxley struck the bar with a fine shot, Evans fisting away. Brecon attacked and, the halves being out of position, Williams looked like scoring, but Long- man cleared and Harry Hughes drove the visitors back with a great kick to touch. There was no score at the interval. Brecon attacked on resuming, Longman dis- playing fiae form at back. Clever play by Allen, Beavis and Gray, who passed and repassed with judgment, saw the latter score a grand goal for Crickhowell. Almost immediately the home forwards came dcw.i the field in a line and Allen, beating the backs, passed to Gray for the centre forward to get his second goal with an un- stoppable shot. The visitors, playing pluckily, forced a couple of corners, W-iich Longman and Hughes cleared, and following a breakaway by Parsons, who displayed a fine turn of speed, W. Hughes fastened on the ball and put his side 3 goals ahead. In the last minute Roberts, the Brecon back, was accidentally kicked and had to be assisted off the field. Result Crickhowell 3 goals Brecon Juniors Nil REMARKS. A clean sporting game without a sir gl? in- tentional foul. Crickhowell forwards ?liyed finely and the men moved together well as a line, Allen, Beavis and Gray were quick on the ball and the centre forward gave a, splendid display, I shooting two goals. Griffiths and Hughes did useful work on the wings and the former centiel well. Hector Parsons and Fred Huxley rarely failed, and the backs, Longman and Hughes were capable. Brecon played pluckily, but they had not the pace or cleverness of the victors, who deserved their victory. A,-
Crickhowell Man's Tragic Death. I On Thursday afternoon, about 3 o'clock, William Price (38), a married man, residing at High-street, Crickhowell, while engaged in hauling timber from a wood near Llangattock, was observed by a fellow workman, Edgar Da-ies, to throw up his hands and fall to the ground. He was immediately picked up, but died without a word. He leaves a widow and three little ,children. At the inquest on Satur- day, before Mr. R. H. A. Davies, Coroner, a verdict of Death from heart failure was returned.
Mrs. Clara E. Slater, of London and Southport, 1 visits Abergavenny on Monday next. See advort. on page 5.
Crickhowell Board of Guardians. Mr. Gwilym C. James presided at the fort- nightly meeting of this Board on Monday after- noon at the Town Hall, Crickhowell. Parishioners' Protest. The Clerk read letters from the Crickhowell and Cwmdu parishioners protesting against the removal of the Board meetings to Gilwern, 011 the ground of expense, distance from Poor Law Institution, inconvenience of meeting place for rural Guardians, and the narrowness of the majority—one vote. Mr. R. J. Hay ward Pass on to the next business, Mr. Chairman Mr. E. Morris Davies Oh, no. Although I moved the resolution to go to Gilwern, courtesv demands an acknowledgment of the letters, at any rate. The Chairman Certainly. Our Clerk shall do that. Mr. Enoch Griffiths (looking around the table there was a preponderance of Guardians from the Upper District) If a vote was taken to-day, the proportion in favour would be three to one. Rev. W. Arvon Davies No, no. Mr. J. Anthony Can the Clerk inform us how many were present at the Crickhowell parish meeting ? (Laughter). The Clerk No. sir. I was not there. Relieving- Officer's Illness. A letter was read from Airs, Turner asking the Guardians to kindly give her husband, Mr. J. T. Turner, relieving officer for the Upper District, three months' leave of absence on account of his serious illness. He could not now be consulted on business matters. The Chairman I am sure all the Guardians regret to hear of Mr. Turner's illness, and hope he will soon be about again. (Hear, hear). It was unanimously decided to give Mr. Turner three months' leave of absence, to obtain a temporary relieving officer to do the work meanwhile at a salary of £ 4 a week, Mr. D. W. Bevan, relieving officer for the Lower District, to write up Mr. Turner's books and accounts for the present. A Home for the Children. I The Clerk read a communication from the Ministry of Health requesting the Guardians to proceed to provide a home for the children in the institution. The Clerk said that a few years or so ago the Board had practically settled this question, when they were asked to stay their hand through the war. Mr. W. G. James said the Clerk was quite correct in what he said. It would he a very serious matter for the Guardians and the rate- payers now. In his opinion a home would cost them £ 3,000 to build. Mr. Enoch Griffiths proposed that the matter be discussed at the next meeting. This was agreed to. Alleged Disgraceful Treatment of Widow. i Mr. Gwilym Davies, Guardian for Llechryd, asked permission to bring to the notice of the Board the case of a widow and four children, re- ceiving relief from the Guardians, who had, he alleged, been disgracefully treated by her land- lord. The Chairman Yes. Proceed with your statement. Mr. Davies said the woman lived at Prince- town, near Rhymney, and the conditions under which she had been turned out of her home were, in his opinion, shameful. The house this po6r widow occupied was sold, and Mr. Davies alleged in his statement which he read to the Guardians, that she and her little ones were ordered out of the home without any notice. Because she could not find shelter, the new owner pulled the back door off, while the woman was out, started to strip the paper off the walls, and told the children not to put any coal on the fire. The firegrate was even removed. Other disgraceful acts followed, and the condition of things was such that the Guardians should interfere for humanity's sake. Their legal position, as a Board, was not strong, perhaps, but they could publicly condemn the action of this man The matter had aroused widespread indignation, and one of their Councillors at Rhymney at a public meeting expressed the opinion that a meeting should be held in front of the owner's house. The Chairman If the facts are as stated, this poor woman has my strong sympathy but the province of this Board is to relieve poor people, not to redress grievances of the kind mentioned. I am afraid we cannot interfere. Mr. Davies I appreciate what you say, sir, but surely we should do something to protect this poor woman. Mr. R. J. Hayward It is a most disgraceful case, and I think we should let this man know our opini of him. A Gua?!?n But how is it that the people of Rhymney allow such a disgraceful thing to occur in their midst ? (Hear, hear). Mr. Enoch Griffiths I propose that we write to this man, protesting strongly against his un- scrupulous and unjustifiable action towards this poor widow and children. This was seconded and carried unanimously. ..&.
FOAL SHOW AND SALE: The third annual prize show and sale of foals was held at Abergavenny by Messrs. Straker, Son & Chadwick on Tuesday. There was a very large entry in the seven classes and an excellent all-round show, but trade, as at other places, was very dragging. However, a good many animals were sold, vendors deciding to accept the dropping, prices in view of the difficulty of keep. The judges were Capt. Beer, Highmead, Llanvair Mr. J. Wood, Caerwent, Chepstow and Mr. W. T. Spencer, Pystill, Llanvair. The following were the awards, with some of the prices realised Colt foal.—t, Captain," the property of Mr. Chas. Llewellyn, Tygwyn, Gilwern, 42gs. 2, Prince," the property of Mr. Chas. Llewellyn, 26gs. h.c., Norman," the property of Mr. W. F. Powell, Parkgwyn, Llanvapley, 25gs. Other prices Property of Mr. Williams, Little Cwm- mera, Llanvetherine, 3ogs. property of Mr. L. J. Lewis, Ffawyddog, Llangattock, Crickhowell, 16lgs. Prince," property of Mr. J. Matthews, Chapel Farm, Llanvapley, i6gs. Prince," property of Mr. Davies, Church Farm, Llan- thewy, 149s. property of Mr. Sidney Bayliss, New House Farm, Llantilio Pertholey, I3gs. property of Mr. D. T. Edwards, Tyn-y-wlad, Crickhowell, 11 Ags. Filly foal.-i and 2, property of Mrs. Jane Jonathan, Tyr-argoed, Gilwern, 3ogs. and 2 7gs. res., property of Mr. Allan Lewis, Cwmmera, Llanvetherine. Other prices Princess and Bell," property of Mr. T. Greaves, Blaina, 47gs. property of Mrs. Evans, Pantygoffry, Nantyderry, 20gS. property of Mr. Thomas Nicholas, Whitecastle, 12gS. property of Mr. W. Biggs, Perthypea, Llanvapley, 8gs. pro- perty of Mr. J. Tranter, Cwmlytha, Grosmont, 8gs. Yearling colt, gelding or filly.-i, property of Mr. P. Lewis, Prisk Farm, Llangattock, Crick- howell 2, Blaina Prince," property of Mr. P. Lewis, Maesyberllan, Gilwern, 45gs. Foal sired by Mr. H. E. Williams' Premier Prince.i, property of Mr. D. Davies, Little Llyvos, Llantilio Crossenny 2, property of Mr. G. Biggs, New House, Llanvapley 3, property of Mr. P. Griffiths, Berthglead, Llantilio Cros- senny. Foal sired by either of Mr. R. Newton Jackson's (Blackbrooke) Shire stud horses.-I, Prince," property of Mr. Chas. Llewellyn, Gilwern 2, property of Mr. Williams, Little Llandilo, Llan- tilio Pertholey, 3ogs. Foal sired by either of Mr. J. Ferneyhough's Monnow shire stud horses.-r, Captain," property of Mr. Chas. Llewellyn, Gilwern 2, Penyworlod Bang Up," property of Mr. Wm. Williams, Penyworlod, Llanvetherine res., Draughtsman," property of Mr. E. Eynon, Kingsfield, Pontrilas. Foal sired by Mr. W. Thomas's Brookland Forest I,ad.i and 2, property of Mrs. Jane Jonathan, Gilwern; res., Reckless," property of Mr. W. C. Williams, Wenalt, Gilwern. Champion class for the best sucker sold in the sale (for challenge cup given by Abergavenny tradesmen) Captain," property of Mr. Chas. Llewellyn, Gilwern res., property of Mrs. Jane Jonathan, Gilwern.
CRICKHOWELL. I POSTAL CHANGES.—Miss Gwladys Walker, who was postwoman for the town during the war, left the district on Saturday for Tetbury, Wilts., where her parents are now residing. Miss Walker carried out her duties with dispatch and courtesy. She is succeeded by Mr. P. Longman, who was groundsman for the Crick- howell Cricket Club and has seen a deal of active service. PERSONAL.—Mrs. J. J. Watkins, Greenhill, was unable to take the chair at the annual Bible Society meeting on Monday through illness. Happily, however, she is getting better. Mr. R. W. Jones, Pengam, well known to Crick- howell people, presided in the absence of Mrs. Watkins.
OES! Watch Your I I Spending jfel o 1 TWO families of the same size and with the same income, living side by side, pavi.ig the same rent, faced with the sajne necessary expenses. One I family u prosperous and comfortable the other living always in debt, or I on the border of it. Why is this ? The first family has mastered the secret of WISE SPENDING — I the second has not. J The first thing the wise spender finds is that contentment is impossible without a margin-nothing is more miserable than to live right up to one's income. Something must be set aside each week to meet the needs of next week, next month, or the more distant future. The man who spends all his income is poor. The man with a margin is rich, and the bigger his weekly, monthly or yearly margin, the richer he is. WATCH YOUR SPENDING-Save something every week. You cannot do better with your Savings than invest them in Cavlnós c.J èERTIFIéATES Obtainable through your local SA VING"; ASSOCIA TION, or from any Official Agent, Money Order Posl Office or Bank. IF YOU WANT GOOD RELIABLE £ >\ BOOTS and SHOES • >v YOU MUST GO TO \&\ POWELL & SON. • \??\ Large Stocks ???\ 5e,ected Values WINTER \qe\ Lowest Prices is coming !\?p\ GENTLEMEN YOU WILL WANT ?3?\ LADIES Warm Clothing \?\ B< GmLs—- WE HAVE IT. ?\ INFANTS- GeoUemen's Overcoats. ?\ 30*. to 1355. ?? A▼ Boys' Overcoats, ?t pn. C? \? Ladies' Blanket Coats £ 8 to »2 Ladies' Raincoats. 40.. to 80.. Costumes, 7S8 t0 i2Sns. N. Note address, 4546 FROGMORE STREET. GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES GALVANISED SHEETS, TIMBER, MATCHBOARDS, FLOORBOARDS, etc. etc. All Sizes in Stock. Baths and lavatories. Grates and Ranges. Cement, Pipes, Bricks, and all Building Material at Lowest Prices. District Agents for the Celebrated Oakeley Slates. ROBERT PRICE & SONS, ADJOINING CATTLE MARKET. THOMAS sonsrs ARE NOW SHOWING THE LATEST AXJTXjnvcnsr STIT-CJES In Millinery, Costumes, Heavy Coats, Sports Coats, Scarves, Furs, Blouses, Fancy Neckwear, etc., etc. WE ARE HOLDING A LARGE STOCK OF BLANKETS, SHEETINGS EIDERDOWN QUILTS, TABLINGS, WELSH FLANNELS, and HOUSE — — — HOLD LINENS. — — A Competent Staff of Dressmakers and Costumiers can now turn out orders with promptitude. GOLDEN FLEECE, ABERGAVENNY. I HOME-MADE BREAD FRED. HASELL, CONFECTIONER, WELCOME CAFE. CAKES and PASTRIES De Luxe. COULD NOT SLEEP FOR ITCHING. INOLAK CURED ME. YOU use INOLAK for Itching Eczema, JL Pimples, Chillblains, or any skin trouble. First touch will stop itching and start certain cure. No matter what you have tried, use INOLAK, the only remedy that will DRAW OUT all that causes skin trouble. Does not burn or sting. Will always cure. Get INOLAK, 1/3, 3/ 5/ of ROBERTS, Chemist, Frogmore Street, Abergavenny, and Chemists everywhere. YE OLD FIRM, Estd. 1857. WILL EVANS, (Late J, E. Evans). SCULPTOR, 2 BRECON ROAD MONUMENTS In Marble, Granite and Stone. 1 MEMORIAL BRASSES. DESIGNS FREE. NIGHTINGALE, 3 Stow Hill Newport- MAGNIFICENT NEW pLUfoS About Half-price. Best in the world at lowest prices. Printed and Published by Morgan & Co. (B. ???° and E. C. Straker), at 26, Frogmore ￼ gavennv in the County of Monmonth. FELIDAll OCTOBER 24 1919.
+ CRICKHOWELL. HARVEST FESTIVALS.—Thank-offering services for the ingathering of the harvest were held at I Bethesda Congregational Church, Llangattock, last week. On Tuesday evening a devotional 1 service was held in the Vestry, and on Wednes- I day the Rev. Caradoc Owen, of Ebbw Vale, ) preached an impressive service to a large con- gregation. -Harvest festival services were held at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Crickhowell, on Friday evening, an appropriate sermon being delivered by Sister Mary Chester, of Aberga- venny. On Wednesday, the 22nd inst., Dany- castell C.M. Church held their thanksgiving service. In the afternoon a devotional service was held, and in the evening the Rev. D. J. Jones, M.A., Brynmawr, delivered all inspiring discourse. BIBLE SOCIETY.—The annual meeting of the Crickhowell Auxiliary Bible Society was held on Mondav, at the Percy Davies Institute. There was a fair attendance. According to the report presented by the faithful secretary, Mr. David Davies, Manchester House, over £IS had been remitted to the Parent Society. He and the treasurer, Mr. Joseph Townsend, were re elected and thanked for their services. An address on the work of the Society was delivered by the Rev. Evan Jenkins, Swansea.