ABERGAVENNY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. Municipal Election, Nov. 1, 1919.1 TO THE BURGESSES OF THE CASTLE WARD. I LADIES AXD GENTLEMEN, I beg to thank the Electors of the above Ward who gave their support in my nomination i as Councillor also those who promised their Votes in the event of an election. During the period that I have served you as a co-opted member of the Council it has been my earnest endeavour to carry out the duties de- volving upon me to the best of my ability. <Mven health and strength during the coming ? three years, I will do all I possibly can to promote a logical and practical service in the best interest of all sections of the electorate. Yours faithfully, ? FRED SADLER. I 1st NOVEMBER, 1919. I I TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CANTREF WARD. I 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 intei'-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. TO THE BURGESSES OF THE GROFIELD I WARD. i LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, 1 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. Believing 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, Hatherleigh-road, 20th October, 1919. TO THE BURGESSES OF THE GROFIELD WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, 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,' and, 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, your obedient servant, ARTHUR JOSEPH WIBBERLEY. g Dan-y-Bryn, Abergavenny, t Oct. 23rd, 1919. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE PRIORY WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, You elected me six years ago as one of 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 faithfully, P. TEtFdRD. Lidstone, Monmputh-road. PRIORY WARD (CASUAL) ELECTION. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, You know *that I have been returned unopposed for the above Ward, and I wish to thank all those who so readily promised me their support and interest had there been a contest. I can assure you all that it will be my utmost desire to do everything I possibly can in the interest of the town generally, so that if the occasion arises that I inLD- again have to seek your support it will be readily given as before. Again thanking you. I remain, Yours faithfully, FREDERICK TREVOR JONES. Bryn Usk, Abergavenny, 30th October, 1919. Miscellaneous.
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< MUNICIPALELECTIONS- I Electors in three of the Wards at Abergavenny -to-morrow have the task of selecting men J* represent their interests on the Town Council. Whatever their views may be as to the respective merits of the candidates, it is to be hoped that they will give expression to them on the ballot paper and not be indifferent. It is a bad thing when indifference pervades an electorate it is not good for the representatives on local bodies, and it is not conducive to the best administra- tion. In local, as in national, matters the electors get what they deserve, and if they do not take sufficient interest in their own affairs they have only themselves to blame if things are not to their liking. We are glad that at Aber- gavenny politics do not play the prominent part which they do in many local elections. What we want are the most capable men we can get, whatever their political views may be. Politics, after all, have nothing to do with such things as gas works, water works, streets and public properties. The administration of our local affairs is a business, and must be regarded in a businesslike way. It does not matter twopence to the ratepayers whft a man's views may be on outside matters. What they want in their representatives is a zeal for efficiency in local administration and a determination to make the most of the town's revenue-producing resources, in order to lighten the burden of the rates. So far as municipal government is concerned there should not be any sectional interests. The whole community have identical interests as rate- payers, though many do not realise the fact because they do not pay their rates direct.
SUGAR LOAF MUSINGS. By GOBANNIUM. There were some anxious townsmen hovering within the precincts of the Town Hall on Friday, and their state of suspense must have been very trying to the nerves. They were candidates for municipal honours, and they were waiting about to see if their prospective opponents really meant business and if there were more Rich- monds in the field than they had any inkling of. When the Town Hall clock struck five and the worst was known the sigh of relief which went up was profound. There was disappointment, too. Mr. Mun- geam came up just before five with' an incom- plete nomination paper, and was evidently very much annoyed that he hadn't had longer notice that nominations were to be in by five o'clock that day. Who knows but that he was spared a greater disappointment to-morrow ? How- ever, he was spoiling for a fight and did not philosophically look on the matter from this point of view. His opponent. Mr. Trevor Jones, had prepared a pretty plan of compaign and was somewhat disappointed that he couldn't put it into execution. However, disappointments are inevitable in municipal candidatures. It may be that the Labour party were taken somewhat unawares in regard to the nomina- tions for this casual vacancy in the Priory Ward, but the requirements of the Act which stipulates that the public notice shall be posted at least six days before the election-not before nomination day-were fully complied with. Of course the fact that an application had to be made to the High Court for a mandamus delayed the issue of the notice. I find it is correct that a public notice was only posted on the morning of the nomination day, but I am told that a notice had previously been posted on the Town Hall board and had been taken down by someone. It was generally expected that the election for this casual vacancy would take place on the same day as the other elections, and, as far as I know, there was nothing to prevent nomination forms being prepared days before the final day for receiving nominations. f Evidently the Trades and Labour Council could do with a smart election agent. Such a man would have prevented two of the Labour candidates being knocked out without a fight. Not only was Mr. Mungeam a day after the fair," as it were, but Mr. A. Smith had done things too hurriedly and was short of one assentor on his nomination paper. This is a bad start for candidates who claim sufficient knowledge of municipal matters to entitle them to a seat on the Town Council. The fighting candidates for municipal honours have been very busy this week, and have been assiduous in impressing the electors with their good intentions. I wonder which candidate has kissed the most babies. I only hope there, will not be an outbreak of rash in the infantile world, for there are people who would be unfeeling enough to blame the electioneers for it. » » On studying the Labour programme, as issued to the electors, one is led to wonder whether the candidates are putting up for Parliament, or the Countv Council, or the Town Council. Labour is, of course, entitled to express what views it likes, but, after all, this is a Town Council election and some of the questions referred to do not come within the realm of municipal politics, so far as Abergavenny is concerned. For in- stance, the national aspect of education is a matter for Parliament, and the administration of the Food and Drugs Act is within the province of the County Council, who appoint inspectors for this department. The proposal in the Labour programme that the 'Town Hall should be let free of all cost for the purpose of holding a public meeting of im- portance, on requisition by 20 householders, has caused some comment. It might be easy enough to get twenty signatures to a request for the free use of the Town Hall, but the great majority of the ratepayers might object to its use for the purpose intended, and it would not be demo- cratic to make the ratepayers generally pay for the desires of a few. I am not aware that there has been any difficulty ill the past in the calling of a public meeting when it was reall) necessary. I do not believe that any reasonable and proper request to the Town Council for the free use of the Town Hall for a matter of public importance would be ignored, but the Council will certainly protect the ratepayers by refusing to make such a concession to any small sectional interest which might want to take advantage of this proposal. Ik We have had proposals from time to time that the Gas Works undertaking should be scrapped .and that the town should go in for electricity, but the Labour candidates seem to be in favour of combining the two kinds of lighting and motive power. The proposal is the further extension of these branches of public service so as to give greater facilities to the whole of Aber- gavenny and district." But as we do not possess any public electricity supply it is difficult to see how we can go in for a further extension." The proposals on housing do not seem very kelpful to the working classes who are anxious to become tenants, and are, indeed, not so favourable as the Ministry of Health themselves propose. The Labour programme proposes that the rent should be sufficient to cover the cost of construction and maintenance. If the tenders for the houses at Abergavenny are anything like the tenders in other districts— £ 1,000 and over per house-it does not require much calculation to see that the rents, to cover the cost and maintenance, will be considerably higher than most people will be prepared to pay. The Ministry of Health propose that the rents should be based on those of similar houses in the neigh- bourhood. How it is to be done, even with the proposed Government assistance, it is difficult to see, but at any rate the Ministry of Health are much more optimistic than the Labour pro- gramme. The Profiteering Tribunal appointed at Aber- gavenny has not yet met. It is stated that no complaints have been received as yet from the public but surely there is preliminary business which the tribunal could do, without waiting for complaints. They might at least consider care- fully what their duties and powers are, and it is open to them to make representations to the Board of Trade if they consider that their powers are not wide enough or if they think they should be given more information to enable them to carry out their duties. All they have at present is a schedule of articles which they may deal with, but there is no sort of information as to what are fair and reasonable prices in any par- ticular. This, it seems, the tribunal have to investigate for themselves, and a most difficult task it is for anyone who has no knowledge of the trade in question. The public no doubt suspect profiteering in many instances, but they cannot prove it. The position seems most unsatis- factory and it may be a long time before the problem is properly tackled. I Whatever else there may be profiteering in, apple growers are of the opinion that there is no profiteering in this refreshing, if not rare, fruit. Large quantities have lately been sold at prices which scarcely pay for the trouble of picking and marketing. Unfortunately man cannot live by apples alone. While there is such a glut of apples, there is a great scarcity of eggs. On Tuesday there was not a single egg in the local market. They are almost as rare as sovereigns, and if things go on at this rate they will soon be worth their weight in Bradburys. Many of the public who patronise the Borough Theatre do not yet seem to realise that the time of commencing has been changed from 8 to 7.30 p.m. This is done in order that the performances may finish in good time and enable people to get home at a reasonable hour. It is to be regretted that the public still do not adequately support the excellent attractions provided, and unless they can be assured of good business the best companies will in future give Abergavenny a wide berth. Every ratepayer is financially interested in the Town Hall being made the fullest use of, as the greater the revenue derived from this source the greater the assistance which is given*to the rates. 4.
Writing Pads and Compendiums, all prices from 7!d. each. Treasury Note Cases, Letter CasesjfWallets, all prices.-— Chronicle Office,
ABERGAVENNY POLICE COURT. I Wednesday—Before Mr. W. H. Routledge (in the chair) Col. W. Williams, Messrs. Edwin Foster, D. Howell. Tames and Robt. Johnson. School Attendance After 14. I Mr. A. Jones, supt. school attendance officer for the county, appeared in several sum- monses against parents under the Education Act, 1918, for the non-attendance of children at school after the age of 14. Under the Act, children are now required to continue their attendance at school until the end of the term in which they reach the age of 14. Mr. J ones said he would like the magistrates to enforce the provisions of this Act and so give a lead in the tpwn of Abergavenny, in order that parents would realise that they must keep their children at school until the end of the term after reaching the age of 14 years. In the cases before the Court it was only a question of keeping the children at school until Christmas. The Bench imposed fines of 5s., including costs, in each case, and ordered the parents to send the children to school until Christmas. I No Corroboration. I Mabel Parsons (21), formerly working on the land at Llanover and Llanellen, and at present at a maternity home at Bristol, summoned Gomer Williams (18), farmer's son, of Goytrey, to show cause. Mr. H. G. Lemmon (instructed by Messrs. Gardners, Heywood and Grey) represented the applicant, and Mr. W. J. Everett, of Pontypool, was for the defendant. Applicant said that she walked out with de- fendant for some time before October 31st. She left l,lanover and went to Tipton's, at Llanellen, on February 22nd. Mrs. Tipton told her on one occasion that if the defendant kept her out so late at night he had better take her altogether, and defendant said that he would do so, as there was always a welcome for her at his home. Witness spoke to receiving a number of letters (produced) from the defendant, in one of which he said, after refetring to someone else getting married, What about we two, kid ? Cross-examined by Mr. Everett, applicant said that she first told defendant of her con- dition in June, although she knew in the previous December. She admitted writing the letter in which occurred the words I am writing to tell you that I am the mother of a son. I expect you think it funny of me that I never said anything to you." She also admitted that defendant came to see her after the child was born, and said that he did not know anything about it. She had walked out with other young men, and she was corresponding with a soldier, with whom she was on affectionate terms. She met him at Newport on the 20th of November when he came home on leave, and walked out with him when he was at home. He had asked her to marry him, but she wrote to him and broke off his ac- quaintance in February, because of her con- dition. Mr. Everett If you told him in February, why'didn't you^tell the defendant till June ?-I was afraid he and Ldid not want him to.. In further cross-examination, witness ad- mitted, tht sh,e had^he-lpan of £ 4 10s. from a married man (whose name--w ILs written down on a piece of paper) until she received her pay, and she paid it back in a fortnight. Mr. Lemmon, in re-examination, read a letter from applicant to defendant, in which she said I feel broken-hearted to think of the trouble I have brought on me. I hope you won't leave me, as surely you know you are the father of the baby. It is not you against whom everybody's finger will be pointed, but me. What are you going to do ?' Surely you won't leave me, after saying that you love me." The Chairman Is there any chance of their making it up and getting married ? She seems very fond of him, and he was evidently very fond of her. Mr. Lemmon said he would not put any obstacle in the way, but he hesitated to persuade them, because marriages arranged in court so often proved unsatisfactory. Defendant said he would not marry applicant with someone else's child on his hands. Mr. Everett again consulted his client and asked if he would be prepared to marry the girl if an arrangement was come to about the child. Afterwards, Mr. Everett informed the court He says he will not at any price. It is not even a oase of Barkis being willing. The Chairman said that it was very un- fortunate. George D. Tipton and Margaret Williams, certified midwife, gave evidence, and the latter said that the child was born on the 31st of July. The Bench considered that there was no corroborative evidence at all, and therefore dismissed the case. Didn't Like London. I Frederick George Lancaster, bus washer, of Peckham, was summoned by his wife Ellen, living at 2 Tudor-street, for desertion, and ap- plication was made for a separation order, maintenance, and the custody of the children. Complainant said that on the 25th of March they had a quarrel because she would not sell up her home and go back to London. The Chairman Why not ? It is a very nice place. Complainant I have had 17 years of London life and I don't want any more. Complainant said she had sold her home up once, during the air raids, and had come to live at Abergavenny. The Chairman said that complainant's husband might turn up again. Complainant I don't want any more to do with him. The Bench made a separation order, with 25S. per week maintenance, and the custody of the children. ▲
BEQUEST TO HOLY TRINITY. I The Rev. John Robert Phillips, of Holy Trinity Vicarage, Abergavenny, vicar there since 1893, and rural dean since 1904, formerly chaplain of the Missions to Seamen, Cardiff, and later vicar of Llanfrechfa and chaplain to the Pontypool Union, who died on August 8 last, left estate of the gros value of £ 1,912 8s. gd., with net personalty ^1,744 3s. iod. Probate of his will, dated July 31, 1918, has been granted to the Rev. Charles Bews, of the Vicarage, Llantilio Crossenny, and the Rev. Henry James Bates, of the Vicarage, Llantilio Pertholey. The testator left his household and personal effects to his wife, Mrs. Editha Phillips,, absolutely, £ 600 upon trust to purchase an annuity for her benefit, and all other of his property to his wife for life, with remainder to the Vicar and Churchwardens of Holy Trinity, Abergavenny, upon trust for investment and to apply the income in the augmentation of the stipend of the vicar for the time being of that parish. —;
MONMOUTHSHIRE HOUNDS I I- I Monday, .Nov. 3-Lltnarth Lodge (opening I meet), at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6-Tregare School, at I I a.m.
MR. MUNGEAM AND THE PRIORY WARD. I To the Editor. SIR,-Will you allow me to state that with reference to the casual vacancy in the Priory Ward, which Mr. W. E. Mungeam was to have contested in the interest of Labour, but failed to do so, was owing to the insufficient time being allowed for nominations. The public notice was not posted on the hoardings till Friday, the 24th October, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 12 o'clock mid-day, and the nominations were closed at 5 o'clock p.m. on the same day. In fairness to Mr. W. E. Mungeam, he left home for work at 8 a.m. and did not leave work till 4.30 p.m., and therefore it was impossible for him to get his nomination paper in by 5 o'clock. Yours faithfully, T. R. WALL, President of the Trades Council and Labour Party. Central Committee Room, Chicken-street, N Oct. 29, 1919.
Abergavenny Water Supply. I TIMES OF SHUTTING OFF VARIOUS I DISTRICTS. The following is the revised time table showing I the hours the water supply will be shut off from I the following streets Lion-street 9 a.m. t0 2 p.m. Ki ng-street, Queen-street and Park-road 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mill-street 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lower Monk-st. and Ross-rd. 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Tudor-street 9.30 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. Llanfoist: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stanhope-street 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Oakland-road, Woodland-road, Springfield-road, Summerfield-road: 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
TOURIST and ATTACHE CASES, PHOTO. AND CASES. Companions, Purses, Wallets, Pocket Books, Jewel Boxes, etc., etc. Elegant pitted and Unfitted LADIES' BAGS In SILVER MOLE, CROSS GRAIN, MOROCCO and FINE SEAL and other Leather. M. MORGAN 4 CO., "CHRONICLE" OFFICE.
I Changes and Prospects of the Hunting I Season. I To the Editor. I DEAR SIR, "Masters of Hounds have 1 many peculiar difficulties to surmount as well as what may be termed the old standing ones. A hunt has always been an expensive establishment to maintain, and in these days when prices i'\1"e abnormally high and people; deem themselves lucky when they are not paying 50 per cent. more for mere necessaries, this fact is sharply emphasised, and unfortunately the most san- guine among us do not expect any immediate relaxation. During the war, kennels have had to be reduced very Seriously in numbers, and a good many of the establishments have ored no puppies during the last two seasons. This means, of course, that countries all over the kingdom are experiencing a shortage of hounds which will necessitate a smaller number of hunting days. Hunters, too, are not over numerous, and altogether everyone must expect a season carried on with many drawbacks attaching to it, and sport on a moderate scale must be looked for. tin many parts of the must be looked for. several instances a late start has had to be hiaHe with the cub-hunting owing to the harvest,. but nearly everywhere a good stock of cubs has been found. Scent suffered a good deal at first owing to the dry weather. There is one point which may be touched upon here, and. that is the strict ob- servance of hunting etiquette in the field. Agri- cultural life has changed during the war a good deal, and is still changing labour is difficult to obtain and expensive to maintain, live stock has an enhanced value, and seeds and roots have risen greatly. Under these circumstances it behoves every follower of hounds to see that he or she does nothing to <^iuse loss or increased labour to the farmer, a class which is, as he always has been, well disposed towards-hunting, I and whose attitude during The war towards the sport has been ii generous one. Careful riding, the shutting ofgates,-the'kindly word, and the purchase of local supplies where possible are amongst the things which are more essential than ever, and should be strictly and resolutely observed. Another great drawback this season will be the prevalence of wire, which has in- creased and multiplied during the war." The above is an extract from a recent number of the Field," and that part which refers to the avoidance of damage to farmers, who are good enough to allow hounds to hunt over their land, will, I hope, be taken to heart by those who follow the Monmouthshire hounds. The cubbing began latp, as a permit from the Board of Agriculture had not been granted, but everywhere I have experienced the kindest welcome from the farmers to the more normal condition of things in regard to hunting. Might I take this opportunity of suggesting that they can very materially help towards the reduction of the number of foxes by closing the larger fox or rabbit earths on their land, at any rate during the hunting season and on my part I shall do my utmost to see that no undue damage is caused, or inconvenience by the non-shutting of gates, &c. In thanking the farmers over whose land the Monmouthshire hounds hunt for their cordial expression of goodwill towards the revival of hunting after the war, I am, Sir, yours faithfully, ARTHUR HERBERT. I Coldbrook, Abergavenny. I
——?—— I LLNVAIR KLGEDDIN. EXCELLENT SCHOOL REPORT.—The following is a copy of the Government inspector's report on Llanvair School This is a school in which much excellent work is done. The teaching is stimulating and follows modern methods, and the scholars show the effects of this in their in- telligent and general responsiveness. Light woodwork is taken by the senior boys, as well as gardening. They take a keen interest in the latter occupation and show an understanding of the meaning of the processes employed. Arith- metic is well taught throughout, though the number lesson in the infants' class erred perhaps on the side of formality. One girl, who had already passed through the seventh standard was doing creditable work in algebra. In con- nection with geography, map drawing is a prominent feature and the power of map reading is fairly well developed, as was shown in regard to the map of Monmouthshire, about which they were questioned. The knowledge of the facts of local geography was also considerable, but their power of inference was somewhat dis- appointing. Very good work is done in the various forms of drawing-ruler drawing being more careful and precise than is often the case in schools. Nature study is also well cultivated and the systematic collection of grasses, insects, etc., is successfully maintained. Altogether the school has a healthy educational atmosphere.— (Signed) R. E. HUGHES, H.M.I., 16th Oct., 1919.
Monmouthshire Police Rest Days. I In the House of Commons on Thursday, Mr. Charles Edwards (Lab., Bedwellty) asked the Home Secretary if he was aware that prior to the war the Monmouthshire police were allowed one day's rest per week, but that during the war they were deprived of this owing to the depletion of the force, no payment being made for this extra duty that when application was made for pay- ment the Standing Joint Committee were in- formed that an Act of Parliament had been passed which prevented any payment being made for those days, and would he state what Act that was and when it was passed. Major Baird I think the Police (Weekly Rest Day) Act, igro, must he the Act referred to, but its effect is not as stated in the question. The weekly rest day was granted to the police with the express condition that it might be suspended during an emergency such as the war, and the police cannot, therefore, claim additional pay as of right, but there is nothing in the Act to prevent the police authority, if it sees reason to do so, from granting extra pay, or, which appears the better course, from giving time off in place of the lost days.
SUDDEN DEATH OF MR. H. V. SAIES. Mr. H. V. Saies, draper, of High-street, was on Thursday afternoon found dead on the Mon- mouthshire Golf Links. He had played tme round of golf and was on the No. 2 green when he, presumably, expired from heart failure. The discovery was made by Mr. L. Blackmon, a member of the Golf Club. Deceased, who was 62 years of age, had been in business1 at-Aberga- ventiy for over 30 years. He was a bachelor, and has no relatives in the district. A brother and sister have been communicated with and are expected on Monday. The facts were communicated to the Coroner, who considered that an inquest was unnecessary.
Presentation of Croix de Guerre Modal.-The Salvation Army Hall was full on Monday night when Bandsman F. Waters was presented by Councillor J. Beckwith with the Croix de Guerre Medal. Councillor Beckwith made ah ideal chairman, and was ably supported by R.S.M. Duffield, Adjutants Johnson (Newport) and Mansell (S.A. Soldiers' Hotel, Yorkshire), Mr. and Mrs. Day and others. Enjoyable items were rendered by the Misses Matthews, Priest, Gilliard, Parsons, Carter, Day, Willcocks, Woodeson and L. Woodeson and, Messrs. Williams, Cole and J. Smith, and Bandsmen Constant, R. Davies, A. Davies and Woodeson, assisted by the Corps Songster Brigade and Band. A long evening was much enjoyed and a magnificent collection given in aid of procuring an organ. Refresh- ments were served by the young people. A
HOCKEY. The Abergavenny Hockey Club were in great form on Saturday. The 1st XI. played Cardiff High School Old Boys' 1St XI., who hold an ex- cellent record, and defeated them by 2 goals to nil. H. O. Fisher scored both goals and is a valuable addition to the forward line, which otherwise is rather weak. The 2nd XI.'s victory was even more crushing, they defeating the 2nd XI. of the same club at Cardiff by 7 goals to 3.
+ ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LLANFOIST v. PWLLDU. Llanfoist were at home to Pwlldu on Saturday and ran out winners by 4--0. From the start the pace was very fast and the home team did a great deal of pressing, and in the first eight minutes J. Blanch scored a neat goal. Then G. Hill beat three Pwlldu players and scored the second goal. On crossing over, the homesters were again prominent, R. Walters and W. Rogers scoring beautiful goals. Of the players in Llanfoist team, Watkins in goal was not tested very much, Ellis and Wicks, at back, were quite safe, and of the halves A. Blanch, in the middle position, played a brilliant game through- out and was well supported by Williams and Walby. All the forwards played well, with J. Blanch as their leader. Llanfoist team were as follows :—E. Watkins (goal), T. Ellis and L. Wicks (backs), E. Williams, A. Blanch and B. Walby (halves), B. Jones, R. Walters, J. Blanch, W. Rogers, G. Hill (forwards). Mr. Thomas was the referee. t. --<6--
CRICKHOWELL. I FOOTBALL.-Crickhowell accomplished a fine performance on Saturday at Blaina, defeating Blaina Albion Reserves by 3 goals to 2. The game was played on the top of a mountain and under remarkable conditions, the ball' going down the side of the hill and frequent stoppages taking place to recover it. Allen and Hughes scored for Crickhowell after clever forward play, and if the forward line can be kept together the side will certainly make strides. Allen was splendid and Gray, Beavis and Griffiths were useful. Longman, at back, again defended finely, and all the men did good work. Next Saturday Little Mill are visitors. The Llan- gattock United XI. visited Glanusk to play the employees on Lord Glanusk's estate, but came away defeated by 3 goals to nil. Llangattock, however, will do better with more experience. Cooper, the Crickhowell wicketkeeper, kept goal for Glanusk. ♦
Monmouthshire Golf Club. j DRAW FOR NANTOER CUP. First round to be played by 9th November :— J. Alec Morgan v. W. Flynn. J. Merton Jones v. Oliver Davis. W. Hall v. J. Jonathan. C. T. Denstone Edwards—bye. H. J. Edwards v. W. H. Gabriel. Alec Evans—bye. R. R. Glynne- Jones v. D. Howell James.' Godfrey Price-bye. P. L. Broster-bve. L. Blackman v. Guy Dobell. Gordon Powell-bye. L. Fine—bye. F. R. Hobbes v. R. Day. J. G. Bishop bye. E. C. Warren v. Ben. Watkins. Dr. Tresawna-bye. ♦
R.A.O.B. Presentation.—An interesting event took place at the Loyal Kennard Lodge, R.A.O.B' on Thursday, Oct. 23rd, the occasion being the presentation of full regalia to Bro. W. J. Williams, K.O.M., and Bro. S. Smith, K.O.M. The presentation was made by the Mayor, Bro. Z. Wrheatlev, assisted by Bro. R. W. Powell, K.O.M., Bro. Geo. Thurston, C.P., Bro. Geo. Watts, C.P., Bro. Jno. Thomas, C.P., Bro. Mann, C.R., and Bro. L. Evans, C.P., all of whom paid high tribute to the recipients. The arrange- ments for harmony were carried out by Bro. J. Watkins, C.P., Bro. Stevens, C.P., and Bro. Gough, C.P. Sec., an excellent programme being rendered by Bro. Watts, C.P., Bro. L. Evans, C.P., Bro. W. Edwards, K.O.M., and Bro. Dyer, whilst Bro. Geo. Skinner ably performed the duties of minstrel. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to the Mayor for his attendance -end services, h:s health being drunk with musioal honours. An enjoyable evening was brought ¡ to a close in the usual loyal manner by the sing- ing of God save the King.
Abergavenny Municipal Elections. I CONTESTS IN THREE WARDS. I TWO LABOUR CANDIDATES SCRATCHED." I Friday was nomination day in connection with the forthcoming municipal elections, and all the anticipated candidates for municipal honours had. their nomination papers handed in to the Town Clerk in good time, with the exception of Mr. W. Mungeam, the Labour candidate for the casual vacancy in the Priory, who, it appears, had his nomination paper, but had not secured the signatures of sufficient assentors. He pro- tested that owing to insufficient notice being given he had been unable to get his nomination in order. From inquiries, however, we under- stand that though the notice was short, it was quite in order. Mr. Mungeam's falling out gave a walk over to Mr. F. Trevor Jones, whose pro- posers and seconders were as follows John Owen Marsh and Win. Morgan Chadwick, Wm. Davis and Arthur Joseph Wibberley, John Prichard and Charles Davis, Ada Kate Foster and Myra Bull. The other nominations put in were as follows Cantref Ward. George Robert Plowman, Ty Cantref, solici- tor's managing clerk.—Proposers and seconders Thomas Edward Lloyd and David Howell James, Margaret Price and Elizabeth Day, William Devereux and W. J. Gregory. William Xeal Davis, 1 Mount-street, mason.— Proposers and seconders William John Crutch- ley and James Allen, Edmund B. Barber and F. W. Blanch. Castle Ward. I Frederick Sadler, Pendower House, Grosvenor- road, stationer.—Proposers and seconders Stanley Rawlins and Henry Edwards, Harry Proctor Cadle and John Henry Horton, George Thurston and John Wyatt, Mary Franklyn Harris and Emily Evans. Albert Smith, 55 Mill-street, bricklayer's labourer.—Proposer and seconder William Cole and Edward Jones. Grofield Ward. I Kicnara IDaH, west view, Hatherleigh-road, railwavman .-Proposers and seconders John D. Gill and Edward Jones, William Charles Williams and John Baker. Charles William Matthews, 24 Park-street, joiner.—Proposers and seconders Robert Workman and George Dobson, Sidney G. Wil- liams and Edward Charles Holley, B. E. Evans and James H. Allan. Sidney Herbert Owers, 45 Union-road, engine- man, L. & N.W.Rly.—Proposers and seconders Elijah Woodhill and Leonard Adams Barlow, Godfrey Morgan junr., and Leonard John Tranter, Edward Tranter and Ernest Morton, William Roach and Frederick Price. Arthur Joseph Wibberley, Danybryn, Here- ford-road, merchant.—Proposers and seconders Charles Howard and Charles Westlake Hughes, Alice Michael and Mary Busher. Priory Ward. I William Henry!' Newbury, 60 St. Helen's-road, foreman lithographer.—Proposer and seconder Thomas Patrick McCann and Arthur John Wilkinson. Peter Telford, Lidstone, Monmouth-road, draper.—Proposers and seconders David Mans- field Scott and Percy Reginald Fraser, John Henry Redwood and Urias Curtis. A Disqualification. I Saturday was the day appointed for receiving objections to the nominations. The only objec- tion was that against Albert Smith, in the Castle Ward, on the ground that he had the signatures of only seven assentors on his nomination paper instead of eight. This objection was upheld by the Town Clerk. As a result, Mr. Sadler gets a walk over in this ward. It will be seen that there are two contestants for the Cantref and the Priory and four for the Grofield. Messrs. W. N. Davis, C. W. Matthews and W. H. Newbury are the official candidates of the Trades and Labour Council. The situ- ation in the Grofield Ward is extremely interest- ing, as there are three railway men and an in- dependent candidate contesting the one seat. Mr. Iball, the present representative, may be regarded as a Labour candidate and he was nominated by his society, though not adopted by the Trades and Labour Council. He has, however, decided to stand independently. Mr. Owers is a member of the Trades and Labour Council, but he evidently does not agree with that body's candidate and he is running on his own. Mr. Wibberley is standing as. an in- dependent business candidate. All the way round it is a fight between Labour and inde- pendent candidates, The election takes place to-morrow (Saturday) and the result will be announced at night at the Town Hall.
PROFITEERING ACT. LIST OF ARTICLES IN THE SCHEDULE. The Boarct ot Trade have issued an Order under the Profiteering Act, together with two schedules of articles, to which the Order applies, which are in common use by the public. The second schedule is confined to articles of food. The respective schedules include the following articles SCHEDULE I. A. All articles of wearing apparel, including Suits of clothing (excluding standard clothing), hats and caps, collars, ties and neckcloths, shirts and sleeping suits, underclothing, socks and stockings, shirts, handkerchiefs, boots, shoes, slippers, goloshes and leggings, umbrellas, sun- shades and walking sticks, scarves, jerseys and sweaters, gloves, overcoats and waterproofs, braces and belts, dresses, blouses, mantles and skirts, petticoats and dressing gowns, corsets, overalls, ribbons, veils, hairpins, combs and hairnets, materials (woollen, cotton, silk or mix- ture), travelling rugs, trunks, bags and valises. B. All household utensils and requisites Pots and pans, glass ware, aluminium ware, china ware, enamel ware, earthenware, tin ware, brushes of all kinds, cloths and dusters, table and bed linen, blankets, cutlery, lamps and lamp- shades, mincing machines, towels, disinfectants (household), polishing pastes and powders, boot and shoe polishes, soap and soap substitutes, quilts and eiderdowns, mattresses, pillows and bolsters, sponges, sponge bags and hot water bottles, razors, string, twine and rope, rolling pins, meat and bread boards, curtains. C. All Articles for Mending and Knitting Workbaskets, scissors, knives, cottons, silks, wools and thread used for sewing, mending, knitting and darning, needles (including knitting needles), tape and braids, pins (including safety pins), elastic, laces-boot, shoe and corset, hooks and eyes, fasteners (dress), buttons, thimbles, sewing machines. D. All Articles of Furniture (excluding An- tique Furniture) :—Tables, chairs, dressers, side- boards, bedsteads and beds, washstands, chests of drawers, dressing tables, cupboards, ward- robes, meat safes, fire irons, fenders, coal scuttles, carpets and rugs, floor covering, sofas, couches and Chesterfields, linoleum and oilcloth and cork carpet, mirrors and looking glasses. | ix,. Ail Jounomg Materials :-Bricks., building stone, slates, tiles, cement, lime, sand, ballast, timber, joinery, glass, sanitary ware, hardware and ironmongery, light castings, lead, milled and pipes, lead (red and white), putty and whiting, zinc, copper, tin and alloys, paints, varnishes, turpentine, distemper, wallpapers, pipes, stone- ware and agricultural, pipes (cast and wrought iron and steel), valves and fittings, electric cable, fittings, plant and meters, gas pipes, fittings, plant and meters, road materials, stone setts, wood blocks, asphalte, tar and broken stone, structural steel and iron-work, rolled joists, channels, angles, tees, bars and plates, plant, tools and tackle required for the construction of buildings and public works. N.B.—The articles specifically mentioned in this Schedule are given as examples of the class of articles to which this Order applies, and any other article within the class is within the Order. SCHEDULE II. I The following articles of food (included in this Schedule by agreement with the Food Con- troller :—Fresh fruit (except apples), nuts, canned and bottled fruit, preserved fruit (except dried fruits) and candied peel, fresh vegetables (except onions), dried and preserved vegetables, biscuits, cakes and confectionery, table jellies, canned and potted meat, soups (solidified and liquid) and meat essences fish, whether fresh. smoked, cured or frozen (except brill, halibut, mackerel, salmon, soles, slips, trout, turbot and fresh herrings) shell fish, canned fish (except canned salmon), dried and liquid eggs, egg sub- stitute and custard powder, baking powder, milk, powder, pulses (such as beans, peas and lentils), honey, spices, flavourings and essences, coffee, breakfast cereals, farinaceous foods (except rice), patent foods for human use, barley nad barley products, oats and oaten products, rye, maize products, condiments, sauces and pickles, salt, vinegar and salad oils, ready cooked or prepared food.
Whist Drive and Dance. The members ot the Abergavenny Amateur Operatic Society held a very successful and en- joyable whist drive and dance on Thursday evening at the Angel Hotel, and there was an attendance of about 100. Mr. F. R. Britton was the M.C. for the whist drive and prizes wcrt given by Lady Herbert, the Mayor and Mavorcss and Miss Wheatley, Mr. F. T. Jones, Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd, Councillor W. J. Tong. Mr. A. J. W ibber- ley and Miss Radford. The prizewinners were —Ladies 1, Mrs. Robert Townsend 2, Miss Manuel 3, Mrs. Redwood hidden number. Miss Gladys Carter consolation prize. Miss Clampitt. Gentlemen 1, Mr. A. J. Butcher 2, Mr. A. R. Mitchell hidden number. Miss Eva Baynam (playing as a gentleman) consolation prize, Mr. R. Blackmon. The stewards for the whist drive were Messrs. W. Devereux. A. J. Wibberley. F. Tre-o? T ones and Robt. Townsend. Dancing was. afterwards indulged in until about i a.m., admirable music being supplied by Mr. A. Richards' band. The M.C. for the dancing was Mr. S. Will Brown. The committee wish to thank all who kindly gave prizes and refresh- ments or assisted in other ways.
Gwent Glee Singers at Abergavenny A large audience at the Town Hall on Thurs- day evening thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent musical programme presented by that talented combination, the Gwent Glee Singers. The concert was arranged in connection with the Congregational Church. The party, under the conductorship of Mr. Alban Evans, distinguished themselves in every effort, and the beautiful blend of voices and the artistic renderings generally were delightful. Particularly good were the restraint and the fine descriptive work in The Tyrol," the stirring strains of Y Delyn Aur," the realistic part-song The Anvil and the volume of harmony in the Hallelujah Chorus. Mr. Arthur Meates, who will be re- membered as taking a prominent-part in the Flintoff Moore Grand Opera Company's per- formances recently, and who had come over specially from Tredegar after singing in "Faust in the afternoon, had a cordial reception and he was at his best in The Sailor's Grave and La Donna Mobilo," and he and Mr. George Price gave a fine rendering of The Moon hath raised her Lamp above." Mr. Price was also de- deservedly encored for his individual items, Even bravest heart and Come to the Fair," and his singing of the difficult Prologue from Pagliacci." added further to his laurels. Madam Coslett-Long acquitted herself well in the exacting numbers The Jewel Song and Carmencita," while Miss Janet Morgan showed great promise in All the while and The Vale of Peace." There were quite a number of encores, which showed in unmistakable manner the hearty appreciation of the audience. Snch admirable concerted and individual singing is all too rarely heard at Abergavenny. Miss M. J. Bradley judiciously played the accompani- ments. Just before the close, Mr. John Owen heartily thanked the party for their services and for the excellent programme they had given.
IV Y.M.C.A. LecturOL-The first of a series of five lectures organised by the Y.M.C.A. Educa- tion Department was held in the Association Hall, Frogmore-street, on Thursday, the 23rd inst., when Mr. George Howell, F.R.G.S., de- livered a lecture entitled Russia and the World." Mr. Tom Beveridge, in the absence of Dr. T. E. Lloyd (who had been called away) introduced the lecturer, who is recognised by several Governments as an authority on their respective countries, and who has recently been delivering lectures at the rate of three hundred a year. The hall was filled with an appreciative audience, who thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Howell's instructive and entertaining discourse, the beautiful limelight views thrown on the screen by Mr. D. Morgan and Mr. Houlson adding greatly to the interest of the lecture. The second lecture will be held on Thursday next, the 6th November, when the Rev. Russell Baker will speak on The Scope and Science of Swank." It is hoped that this enterprise of the Y.M.C.A. Committee will meet with the success which it deserves.
+ Sailed from India. BRECKNOCKS COMING HOME AFTER WAR SERVICE. A telegram was received by the Breconshire Territorial Force Association at Brecon on Thursday from the commanding officer of the Brecknockshire Battalion of the South Wales Borderers in India announcing the sailing of the battalion for England from Bombay on the Nevasa on the 25th inst. The Brecknocks as Volunteers for war service sailed for Aden under the command of Col. Lord Glanusk. They took part in the attack on Lahej. Later they were sent on to Mhow, Cen- tral India, which has been their headquarters since. Many of them afterwards served in Meso- potamia, where several officers were killed, and a considerable number were sent home with commissions, and served with distinction on one or other of the European fronts.
I GROSMONT. RETIREMENT OF MR. JOSEPH ABBOTT.-lt is with mixed feelings that the many friends of Mr. Joseph Abbott, the popular head teacher of Grosmont Council School, will receive the news of his retirement from active service. All will join in wishing him many years in which to enjoy his well-earned rest. During the long period that he has been head teacher of the school, he has taught father, son, and grandson, and can point out traits in the third generation which were peculiar in the first. He is as popular with the parents of to-day as he was with those of forty years ago, because of the interest he takes in the welfare of the children after they leave school. The good work which he has and is still doing can be better realised by the following report which H.M. Inspector gave after his last visit on July 14th, 1919. It reads as follows Report on Grosmont Council School, July 14, 1919.—The Head Teacher of this School was, at the time of the visit, about to sever his connec- tion with it after a long and faithful service ex- tending over 47 years. He has been regularly engaged in actual class teaching during the whole of this period, and was in charge of a grouped class (embracing standards 3 to 7) on the day of the inspection. The senior section of this class showed considerable quickness and intelligence in a discussion involving some power of applying geographical principles and their composition, as well as the reading and writing of the other sections of the class, was quite good. The two lower classes, taught by two supplementary teachers, were found to be making good progress, and they showed readiness and intelligence in general conversation. Outside reading is en- couraged and school gardening has been a successful feature here for several years. That the head teacher has been able to maintain the work of the school in its present satisfactory con- dition, while himself taking the preponderating share in the instruction, is a tribute to his zeal and capacity.—(Sgd.) R. E. Hughes, H.M.I." ▲
FALLEN HEROES AT GROSMONT. DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL TABLET. A brass tablet has been dedicated by the Bishop of Llandaff at the Parish Church. Gros- mont, in memory of those heroes from the parish who took part in the late war and of those who made the supreme sacrifice. The tablet, which was supplied by Messrs. Jones & Willis, of Bir- mingham, was inscribed as follows:—" Roll of Honour. Grosmont Parish. The following gave their services in the great European War 1914-18 Lieut. Seward, Sergt.-Major A. Holmes, Sergt. Wm. Holmes, Sergt. L. Kerr, Corpls. A. Symonds, T. Rowberry, Vinson, L.-cpl. R. A. Holmes, Rifleman L. Evnon, Drivers C. Price, A. E. Lewis, E. T. Watkins, L. Ll. Davies, Troopers H. R. Gladwyn, C.W Vinson, Gunners J. S. Westoby, G. Watkins, F. C. Pritchard, Henry Jones, Sig. R. Gladwvfl, Sappers T. Bryan, R. T. Clarke, H. C. Clarke, Air-Mec. Ivor Harris, Drummer A. Gill, Marine B. Rowberry, Ptes. T. Dawes, W. Dawes, A. Heiron, J. Holmes, L. Prosser, A. Phillips, J. W. Jones, M.M. 1. Higgs, A. Kerr, D. Scannel, G. Powell, T. Jones, C. Watkins, H. Powell, Cris Williams, F. Witts, H. Jones, T. Clarke, E. Whistance, T. Whistance, W. J. Watkins, A. Prosser, T. Vinson, J. Powell, W. R. Morgan, T. Herbert, G. Davies, S. V. Vinson, M. Rowberry, J. Watkins.. The following gave their lives-" Greater love hath no man than this that a man 12Y down his life for his friends The heroic dead Sappers E. Holmes, J. Sayee, Gunner S Ilalk-t, Ptes. A. G. Stewart, E. Davies, G. Jones, A. Price, C. Baker. Grant them Lord eternal rest and let perpetual light shine upon them.' This tablet was placed through the efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Vinson, of Grosmant.-Gomex Davies, B.A., Rector."