ABERGAVENNY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. SIR ARTHUR HERBERT'S SUGGESTIONS. A WHITE ELEPHANT." The fortnightly meeting of the Abergavenny Board of Guardians was held on Friday, Col. W. Williams presiding. There were also present Mr. H. J. Gwillim (vice-chairman), Revs. H. Morice Jones and D. F. Walters, Sir Arthur Herbert, Messrs. John Prichard, William Jones, William Morris, Joseph Griffiths, John Baynam, John Jenkins, Alfred Edwards, Robert Johnson, Charles Thomas, Jas. Harrison and Joseph Howells. Master's Report. The Master reported that there were 110 inmates in the house, compared with 93 for the corresponding period of last year, an increase of 17. The number of vagrants relieved d'tring the fortnight was 73, compared with 30 for the corresponding period of last year, an increase of of 43. I Operating Room Necessary. The Acting Clerk (Mr. T. G. Green) read an entry in the visitors' book signed by the Chair- man and Sir Arthur Herbert, suggesting several improvements which were required at the house. Sir Arthur Herbert said he visited the house with Col. Williams, who asked him if he would make a few remarks. He asked the Master whether there was any plan of the building, and he said he had never seen one. He also asked him if he had a plan of the drainage and he re- plied that he had never seen one. For a building of that size and importance it was very necessary that there should be a plan of the building and of tlie drainage. With regard to other matters, they thought there were several rooms which could be altered. The room where the nurses were Das lit with two skylights and there were no windows. He thought they would agree with him that the nurses, who were hard worked and required consideration, should be lodged in cheerful quarters, and if something could be done in that respect he thought it would be an advantage. On the day of their visit there had been an operation of a severe character, and he found that there was no theatre or operating room of any sort or kind. These were matters which they thought should certainly be im- proved fupon, because it Jwas not fitting that operation should take place in any vkind of room, on account of what might possibly happen afterwards. They thought that some kind of operating room might be arranged, which would be thoroughly disinfected and kept disinfected for that purpose. The Vice-Chairman Are there any plans.? The Clerk said there used to be a plan on rollers in the Master's office, but they had-been sent backwards and forwards to the Local Government Board so many times that they were lost. He thought it would be well if they directed him to write to the Ministry of Health and ask them if they could trace the plans. Mr. Harrison suggested that, seeing they were carrying out repairs at the house, they should ask the architect to prepare a set of plans. Mr. W. H. Studholme, R.O., said there was a plan got out when the Workhouse was sold to the late Marquess, and it should be attached to the conveyance, which would be returned to them. Mr. Harrison said that to get out a ground plan while Mr. Morgan was on the job would be a comparatively small matter. Mr. Wm. Jones said he thought they had better write to the Ministry of Health. With regard to an operating room, that could be taken into consideration again. He moved that they write to the Ministry of Health. The Rev. D. F. Walters asked if it was not a fact that these suggestions had remained in abeyance pending the decision as to whether the Workhouse was to be removed or not. Sir Arthur Herbert said he did not wish to refer to the past. He was simply taking things as they were at present, and the suggestions could be carried out at a small cost. Forbidden to Spend Money. Mr. Howells said he believed the Local Government Board forbade them to "spend any money, and these things had been left over with the idea that they were bound to build a new Workhouse. They were still told that they had to build a new Workhouse, and that was the real hindrance to carrying out any improve- ments to the house. Mr. Harrison said he would not recommend spending too much money at the present time, because everything was practically in the melting-pot. The probability was that they would see a great change in the next year or two. It would be unwise to suggest expenditure because they did not know where they were going to be. When devolution came about and Wales got its own Parliament probably they would all be M.P.'s instead of Guardians. (Laughter). The Chairman Hadn't we better get into communication with the Ministry of Health and ascertain from them what they intend to do ? Mr. Jones They don't know. The Chairman It is reported that the County Council are going to have charge of this work. The Vice-Chairman We shall have a new house then. Mr. Robert Johnson Where was the in- spector that he did not find out these defects when he came round recently ? The Rev. Morice Jones said they were in- debted to Sir Arthur Herbert and the Chairman for finding out these defects. They were very trivial in one sense and they ought to be recti- fied, if it did not involve much expenditure. The matter of the nurses' room ought to be attended to. It was decided that the House Committee should bring up a report at the next meeting. 66 New Windows. With regard to the repairs and alterations proposed to be carried out at the Workhouse, Mr. Prichard reported that the House Com- mittee found that the specifications had been changed. They included 66 new windows, and that was never in the old specifications and the House Committee knew nothing about it. He believed they would cost about two guineas each, and they felt that they were not required. When Mr. Williams, the inspector, was over the house he said that some of the windows were sealed up, because the Master suffered with his chest, and he thought that the windows ought to be opened, because of the danger in case of fire. Mr. Howells said that the Master could ex- plain to the Board how the matter cropped up. The Master said that Mr. Morgan, the Sur- veyor, met Messrs. Foster & Hill at the Work- house a week previously to explain the specifi- 'cations to them. Mr. Hill asked to be allowed to go over the whole of the institution to measure up and go into the matter thoroughly. On Monday while they were going round he found that Mr. Hill was measuring several windows which he (the Master) understood were not going to be touched. He asked Mr. Hill for what purpose he was measuring the windows, and he replied that he had- to include provision for 66 iron casements. Personally he (the Master) was astounded, and he told Mr. Hill that that was not correct. Mr. Hill said they were in the specifications and he had had the number supplied to him. He (the Master) said he did not know anything at all about it and he was sure that the Guardians did not. There was nothing of this mentioned in the original report which was handed to Mr. Morgan by the late Clerk. He (the Master) failed to get Mr. Morgan oa the 'phone, and wrote to him. Next day Mr. Morgan pnenett Nir. nui anu mxoriueu mm uul the matter had come before the Guardianse and had been 'approved of, but if it was not correct it could be adjusted. Mr. Morgan also wrote that the whole of this work was in the specifica- tions and was read at the committee. He had communicated with Mr. Hill, so that the matter would be all right. They would only remove and renew the windows which were necessary. Mr. Howells said he had seen Mr. Morgan that morning and he said that some of the windows needed to be renewed, but he did not intend 66 new ones. Mr. Alfred Edwards moved that the House Committee meet the architect at the house to discuss the matter. The Rev. D. F. Walters seconded and it was carried. The tenders which had been received were not opened. More Power to Their Elbows." Mr. W. Morris reported on a Poor Law con- ference in London which he had attended on behalf of the Board. He said that with regard to the body which it was suggested should supersede Boards of Guardians, he did not think it would be the County Council. He thought it I would be a body on the same lines as at present, only more direct. The Boards of Guardians would have greater power and authority than they had at present in relation to the administra- tion of Poor Law and health matters. With regard to payment of expenses, he thought the nation would be better served if they were paid their expenses, and they would get better men. Mr. Harrison That is a reflection on the present men. Mr. Morris It is a reflection on myself. Speaking of a visit to the Lambeth Workhouse, Mr. Morris said that they had heard a good deal of disparagement of workhouses, but if the day were to come that he had to walk the streets, he would not stay outside the Lambeth Workhouse. He did not think it could be argued that Boards of Guardians had not done right by the poor. Mr. Morris was thanked for his report. Asylum Inmates Well Cared For. The Rev. D. F. Walters reported, as one of a committee, on a visit to the Monmouthshire Asylum on the previous Friday. He said they had 52 male and 44 female patients there, and he was pleased to say that one of the males and one of the females were out on trial. The in- mates were well treated and it was a splendid thing thst there was such a noble institution and a staff which did their best for these un- fortunate people. One of the Meanest Boards in Existence." Mr. Joseph Howells moved that they give extra outdoor relief for two weeks at Christmas, at the rate of 3s. for each adult and 2S. for each child, and that the usual Christmas fare be given to the inmates of the house. The Clerk said that this would cost ^44 3s. for one week. Last year they gave £ 20 16s. for two weeks, or /41 12s. altogether. Mr. Harrison proposed that the extra relief be given for only one week. Mr. Alfred Edwards seconded and the amend- ment was carried by nine votes to five. Mr. Howells We are the meanest Board in existence. The Vice-Chairman proposed a further amend- ment that the amounts be 6s. for adults and 4s. for children, but subsequently altered this to 4s. and 3s. Mr. Howells seconded. Sir Arthur Herbert said they were voting a large sum with a very light heart. When he suggested certain improvements at the house, which were humane and absolutely necessary, they jibbed at it, but they talked of voluntarily voting £88 to feed people at Christmas time. Mr. Morris You forget it is only once a year. To you or I it may be every day.. Sir Arthur Herbert If a man has an operation it may be only once in a lifetime, and if he has septic poisoning owing to the conditions he has not the chance to say much about it. The amendment was lost, only two voting for it, and Mr. Harrison's proposition of 3s. and 2s. for one week was carried. I A White Elephant." Mr. Robert Johnson said that Mr. Prichard, Mr. Pym and himself, as a sub-committee of the Housing Committee for the rural district, had inspected sites all round the Abergavenny district, and at Llanfoist they had fixed on a field which was bought to build the new work- house on. They were under the impression that if a new workhouse was built it would not be built there, and they thought it would be the means of releasing the Guardians of their burden. It was just a suggestion, but he thought the Board should be informed of it. Mr. Prichard suggested that the matter should be put on the agenda for the next meeting, so that they could discuss it. He thought it would be a good opportunity of getting rid of what he had always thought was a white elephant." It was agreed to discuss the matter at the next meeting.
PROPERTY MARKET. At the Angel Hotel on Tuesday Messrs. Stsaker, Son & Chadwick offered for sale the freehold residence known as 35 Church-terrace, North-street. After keen competition the lot was knocked down to Mr. Rumsey, late of the Horse Shoe, Llangattock, for £ 610. Mr. J. R. Jacob was the vendor's solicitor. Messrs. Straker, Son & Chadwick also offered the three main-street freehold shop premises, 26, 27 & 28 Cross-street, with a 40ft. frontage, and comprising dwelling-house and gardens, No. 26 being let at £ 16 per annum and Nos. 27 and 28 at £ 18 per annum, tenants paying rates. This lot was withdrawn at £ 1,500. It is under- stood that the tenants are to be given the option of purchasing their premises separately. Mr. Jofyn Moxon, Newport, was the vendor's solicitor for this property. AL
EWIAS HAROLD MARKET. Messrs. Straker, Son & Chadwick report that at their fortnightly mart 86 cattle and 664 sheep were graded. Owing to the next market falling on the 22ndJof December, and all grading marts being closed during that week, it has been de- cided to hold the Christmas market on Friday, December 19th. This was unanimously decided at a meeting of the Farmers' Union held at Ewias Harold after the market.
ABERGAVENNY STOCK MARKET. There was a good entry on Tuesday, although this was the week preceding the Christmas market, 73 cattle and 652 sheep being graded. There were 21 calves, which met a very keen demand, prices being high. No fat pigs were on offer. A special entry of Gloucester old spot pedigree pigs was sold by Messrs. Straker, Son & Chadwick, an 18-months boar realising £ 27, the purchaser being Mr. Cox, of Cardiff. Two sows, in farrow, made 20 guineas apiece, a litter of 18 making 90s. apiece. Mr. Trotman, of Newport, was among the buyers.
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CRICKHOWELL. I BUFPS—Glanurk Lodge (1541), R.A.O.B., G.L.E., was revived last Wednesday at the Britannia Inn, when the following officers were elected :-Primo J. Gardiner, W.P., Brother C. H. Fox, C.M., Brother Geo. Parham, C.C., Brother W. H. Rumsey, C.C., Brother F. Lambey, C.T., Brother T. J. Allen, C.R., Brother S. G. Armstrong, Secretary, Brother Arthur Bath, Treasurer. Several P.G.L. officers were presented from the Abertillery district and a very pleasant evening was spent. The Lodge closed with a link of 21. BILLIARDS.-A billiards match between the Unionist Working Men's Club and Mr. J. Phillips' team on Monday night, at the Unionist Club, ended in an easy victory for the former. NURSING ASSOCIATION. The Crickhowell Nursing Association is doing excellent work, and the report of Nurse Margaret Davies, a most capable and efficient nurse, is in many ways a remarkable one. During six months 54 cases have been nursed and 641 visits paid. There were 24 midwifery cases, the town cases entailing 13 visits and the country cases 10 visits eight schools are inspected montlily, and 36 babies have been visited. The Child Welfare Clinic was opened at the Church Hall some time ago and a lecture delivered by Dr. Hill to 24 mothers, and is now carried on on alternate Thursdays at Ivy Tower, when practical demonstrations are given by Nurse Davies. The welfare of the child is a special feature of the work of the Association, and babies are visited and weighed frequently, and if ailing are taken in hand. Class A is the motto of the Association with regard to the coming generation.
I CRICKHOWELL FARMERS' UNION. Mr. David Pritchard- Park Farm, Llangattock, presided at a representative meeting of local farmers at the Cambrian Arms Hotel, Crick- howell, on Thursday. Among those present were: Mr. Wm. Williams, secretary to the Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union, and Mr. I David Lewis, Cray, organiser for South Wales for the Co-operative movement. I Butter Too Cheap? The J oint Secretary (Mr. James Howell) welcomed Mr. Williams and Mr. Lewis and his colleague and joint secretary, Mr. Wm. Powell, read correspondence he had with the Executive Officer to the Local Food Committee relative to raising the price of butter, to bring it in litte with milk. Mr. Davies had informed him that the Food Committee could not deal with the matter, and the resolution of the Union was being sent up to the Food Controller. There could be no doubt that the present price of butter was altogether inadequate, having regard to the price obtained for milk. (Hear, hear). Mr. Anthony Lewis (Prisk) said that for some reason or other he had been blamed tor trying I was ?a mill,- to raise the price of butter. Hfe was milk vendor and did not sell butter, but he thought it only fair that the farmer who sold butter should get a fair' price for his produce. How- ever, he hoped that those farmers who were affected would speak up and present their case. He was getting tired of speaking for others, and it was about time some of them woke up. In- cidentally, Mr. Lewis mentioned that one of their newspapers termed the suggestion that butter should be raised to 4s. a lb. an extraordinary one. Well, he failed to see where the extraordinary part of it came in. The Chairman said he should think the entire parish of Llangattock had attacked him about supporting an increase in the price of butter. (Loud laughter). But I took it smiling," he added, remarking that the price paid for butter did not in any way correspond with that ob- tained for milk, and he only wanted fairplay for everyone. Mr. Wm. Williams said Crickhowell was not the only place that had taken up the butter question. One English centre had done its utmost in the matter, but the Food Controller was adamant. A Scathing Speech. Mr. Wm. Williams said he was very dis- appointed to find that out of the 200 members comprising the Crickhowell Branch, about 50 had not yet paid their subscriptions. How in the world could they expect the work of the National Farmers' Union to be carried on ? And yet they found farmers in the counties of Brecon and Radnor asking What has the Farmers' Union done for us ? The audacity of it. Really, he was becoming disheartened. Never a word of encouragement did he get, but continuous grumbling. The National Farmers' Union had done admirable work, and if fault lay anywhere it lay with the farmers themselves. There must be practical interest and active co- operation. He knew of farmers who could not pay 5s. to a propaganda fund, yet under the same roof which sheltered them were men who paid 15s. to their particular union and thought it an honour to do so. He was afraid many of their agriculturists did not know anything of the spirit of trade unionism. Proceeding, Mr. Williams said that there was not a more gallant or hardy race under the sun than the Welsh people, but they had to candidly admit they were prone to quarrel, and split into factions by strife. Just now, when it was never more necessary that farmers should co-operate to- gether as one man, if they were going to weather the present crisis-for crisis it was without a doubt-some political cranks, with others, had started a Welsh Farmers' Union, and £ 500 having been given, farmers came in without lack and without stint. (Laughter). Yes., his friends before him who were faithful knew the type. Give them their Union free of cost and they flocked in in the spirit of unity. He feared the old type of landlord-excellent men in many ways-spoilt the farmers for organization pur- poses. Not only did he establish societies for him, but paid his subscriptions, and this tended to make him a servile individual. Slacklegging 11 Farmers. I Referring to the number of farmers still out- side the N.F.U., he said it was disgraceful to think that these men should enjoy the hard-won privileges of the Union, and do nothing whatever to earn them. Drastic measures would have to be taken to stop blacklegging." What made matters worse was that agriculturists who were more wealthy than many of those present that night declined to co-operate or pay one penny to protect their interests. Fortunately there were happy contrasts. The other day 'he went down to the Swansea Valley, to form a branch of their Union. The members were collier- farmers, and when he told them what was re- quired, they unanimously agreed to pay, and the amount was sent along in a fortnigut. Those miners knew full well that organisation could not be carried on without funds. (Hear, hear). After paying a warm tribute to the work of the general secretary, Mr. Apps, Mr. Williams made a stirring appeal for unity and co-operation. He realised that he was talking to real friends of the movement, men who worked and paid, but he had no doubt that his message would reach those who had become apathetic and weary in well doing. To-day, every class was organising; were the men who belonged to the oldest in- dustry in the universe to lag behind ? He hoped not. If they did they were inevitably doomed. (Hearj hear). Mr. Wm. Powell said he had no doubt that ere long every one of their old members would return to the fold. They must exercise patience. Speaking personally, he felt confident of the future. It was true some farmers had not yet joined them, but they would be compelled to come in in the sweet by and by." (Laughter and hear, hear). Mr. David Lewis, Cray, in an earnest speech on co-operation, said that what they wanted to do was to eliminate the middleman. The farmer must sell direct to the consumer. Both Mr. Williams and Mr. Lewis were warmly thanked for their practical addresses. +
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ABERGAVENNY POLICE COURT 1 Wednesday—Before Mr. W. H. Routledgb (in the chair)., Col. \V. Williams, Mr. J. Merton Jones, Mr. Edwin Foster and Mr. Robert Johnson. "There's Many a Slip." I Benjamin Taylor, general dealer, was sum- moned for being drunk and disorderly at Govilon on the 29th ult. « P.C. Birch said that at 9.45 p.m. on the 29th November he found defendant near the Lion Hotel, Govilon, lying in the centre of the road. Witness picked him up, gave him his hat and stick, and told him to get off towards Aberga- venny. Defendant had been drinking. A quarter of an hour later witness found defendant lying in the centre of the road by the wheel- wright's shop. Witness picked him up again, asked him why he didn't go home, and defendant replied that if he had to go to Abergavenny witness would have to carry him or get a con- veyance. Witness told him that there was nothing doing. The Magistrates' Clerk What was the dis- orderly conduct ? Witness He was cursing and struggling and refusing to go. He had been drinking a tre- mendous quantity of rum, by the smell of his • breath. If he had gone the first time there would have been no trouble and he would not have been reported. i Defendant Did you find me making any complaint at that time ? Witness No. you were not making any com- plaint you were eating the dust or mud. Defendant There was no dust there. It was a very slippery night. It was one of the severest nights we have had this winter. Witness It was frosty. Defendant Didn't I make a complaint that I had hurt my leg -Ko. What sicjns of drink did you find on me ?—You smelt badly of rum. Does that constitute drunkenness ?—No, but you were practically helpless. I admit I was helpless, but didn't I make a complaint ?—No. Taylor, on oath, said that it was a very icy night and one of the severest this winter. He had slipped on the road and twisted his ankle. The policeman picked him up and he walked away as best he could, but owing to his ankle being twisted he only got 100 yards in a quarter of an hour. The constable said he saw him going over the Llanfoist bridge at a quarter to 12, but he was talking to people in Abergavenny before-10. The Chairman Have you a doctor's certifi- cate ;-Defendant I have not been to the doctor, but anyone can see my ankle. Supt. Thomas Do you swear you were not drunk ?-I was not drunk. It was a fall. Isn't it a fact that practically every night that week you were ejected from different places in the town ?-I am not talking about other nights. The Chairman Are there any previous con- victions ? Supt. Thomas handed up a list of about 80, and defendant remarked, Excuse me, I have too many of them and I have been punished too often for them." Supt. Thomas said that he had done his best to keep defendant from being locked up. They were continually called to his house and were receiving complaints from people, and they could not do anything with him. On a reference being made to the convictions, defendant said That's where the mischief comes in, because L am punished over and over again for these old convictions. I have served my time. The Chairman I have never seen such a budget of convictions against a man for being drunk and disorderly. Defendant One half of them are illegal, if it came to the push.. The Chairman Are you married ? Defendant I am sorry to say I am not. There is no doubt if I was I should be better off. I am ashamed of the old convictions, but as for a man to be sent away when he has had an accident I reckon it is audacious. I have a letter in my pocket which may convince you gentlemen, especially your right-hand supporter (Col. Williams). The Chairman (looking at the letter) This is a letter from the Prime Minister. Defendant I have written to him and had his answer. The Chairman The answer is not satis- factory, is it ? Defendant You don't know all. He got me .j six months off, anyway. !f-; The Chairman What are we to do with you ? Defendant The more lenient you are to me the better I am. The Chairman On the same principle as the jibbing horse, I suppose ? Defendant The more you whack him, the worse he is. (Laughter). The Chairman said the Bench inclined to take defendant's word of honour that he would keep away from the drink, and if he did that the police would not bother him. They would adjourn the case for a month to see how he behaved himself, and if he broke his word of honour in the mean- time lit would be sent for trial. The Chairman added, "Here is your letter from the Prime Minister. Defendant Thank you, I am proud of it. Licensing Hours Important Application. I Mr. Iltyd Gardner, on behalf of the local Licensed Victuallers' Association, made an application with regard to the extension of the hours of opening on market and fair days. He dared say it would be within their worships' knowledge and recollection that during the earlier periods of the war when they had re- stricted hours, the whole of the Herefordshire houses were wide open, and remained so almost all through the war. The justices at Hereford, some time ago, seeing that the local market was being interfered with by the closing hours, made an order that on every market and fair day the houses should be kept open from 10 a.m. to 10 p,m, That order was in operation to-day. The justices in Brecon had not gone quite as far, but they made a similar order with regard to fair days. People had to start early and travel long distauces to the market, without which Abergavenny would hardly exist, and they would see that it was a serious matter for Abergavenny that rival markets should have better and more reasonable accommodation. That people who came long distances should be unable to get a glass of Government beer before 12 o'clock was wholly unreasonable. It was not as though Government beer was a thing which would intoxicate people easily. There was actually less alcohol in it than in most of the ginger ales and other things which were called teetotal drinks. Any analytical chemist would satisfy them of -that He knew, and probably they knew, that people who used to come to Aber- gavennv on Tuesdays went elsewhere. He was not asking for an order that day, but he asked their worships, the Chief Constable and the Superintendent to consider the matter. There were other matters which affected the nation at large. Whenever a law was unreasonably Severe it was more or less unenforceable. Nearly 100 years ago juries found the law unreasonably harsh, and would not enforce it. Any jurist would tell them that as soon as any law became too severe or unreasonable the public would not assist the police to enforce it. The result was constant breaches of the law, successful and un- successful. and much trouble, and from this higher point of view that it taught men to be deceptive and to break the law he asked their worships to give this very reasonable applica- tion their very serious consideration. The Christmas market was near at hand, and that was an occasion on which such an order ought certainly to be made. 'It had been suggested not only there, but elsewhere, that to make such an ordtr was beyond the powers ot the justices. No High Court or other court had ever de- termined this matter, and the justices were free and not bound He was well aware that the Liquor Control Board said it was beyond the power of the justices. Hereford had been doing this for some time and the Liquor Control Board dared not interfere. Their worships had as much right to exercise the law as the justices of Hereford. He ventured to suggest that the experience of Hereford should satisfy them that though the Liquor Control Board might bark, thev could not bite. Supt. Thomas opposed the application The Chairjnan said he sympathised with much that Mr. Gardner had said, but this was a question which would have to come before a special meeting of magistrates. The Bench decided that a full meeting of magistrates be called for the next Court to deal with the application.
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I CHRIST [CHURCH ENTERTAINMENT. On Thursday in last week the members of Christ Church revived their annual tea and entertainment, which had not been held during the war, and the effort proved a highly successful one. The events were held at t, he/Town Hall, where a large number sat down to an excellent tea, over which the following ladies presided :— Miss Brotherhood, Miss Watkins, Miss Davies, iss George, Mrs. W. G. Downes, Mrs. Rendall, Mrs. Crutchley, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Britton, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Watkins, Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Searle. There was a large attendance at the entertainment in the evening, and a varied and much appreciated programme was gone through, the audience demonstrating their approval by the applause and encores accorded. The Aber- gavenny Glee Party (Messrs. J. Norton, L. H. Evans, W. Hall and G. Watts) scored great successes with their favourite items. Mr. Evans also tickled the audience with his humorous songs, and sang a duet with Mr. Norton. The choir boys of Christ Church contributed some excellent part songs, Mr. Horsington gave selec- tions on the handbells Miss Llewellin, Miss Treharne and Mr. Geo. Watts were all heartily applauded for their songs Miss Evelyn Bayliss in her recitals displayed a pleasing elocutionary style, Mr. Verity gave a well-played clarionet solo, while pianoforte solos were played by Miss Goodwin and Miss Davies, the former of whom ably played the accompaniments. The proceeds were in aid of church funds, "and the financial result should enable much-needed work to be carried out at the church. The Vicar (the Rev. M. E. Davies, M.A.) presided over the entertain- ment and thanked all who had contributed to such a great success. Mr. Price, Brecon-road Nurseries, artistically decorated the stage with palms, etc. +
Success in Music.—At the recent examinations held at Newport in connection with the Trinity College of Music, Gwilym Idris Thomas (aged 9 years), of Priory-road, successfully passed the Intermediate Division with a high percentage of marks. Master Thomas has already been successful in three examinations during the last 18 months, and is a most promising pupil. He is a pupil of Miss Gladys Morgan, A.T.CV., Bryumawr.
Why do Doctors Recommend Bisurated Magnesia ? Because it is the safest, surest, and quickest remedy for Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Acidity, Flatulence, etc. Though wonderfully effective in its action, it is per- fectly harmless, and can be taken with confi- dence by the most delicate constitutions. Hun- dreds of patients who have been recommended Bisurated Magnesia by their medical advisers are full of gratitude for the immediate relief they have experienced. You can prove the beneficial eftects of this well-tried remedy without risk of disappointment or loss, for with every bottle of Bisurated Magnesia is enclosed a binding guarantee of satisfaction or money back. It is. obtainable from H. T. T. Roberts, 55 & 61 Frogmore Street, H. Shackleton, 9 Cross Street, and any other good chemist at 3s. per bottle in powder form, or, if tablets are preferred, for is. 3d. per flask. If you are suffering from the pains and discomforts of stomach trouble get a bottle to-day, and you will, a few minutes after the first dose, thoroughly appreciate the reason why doctors so strongly recommend Bisurated Magnesia for INDIGESTION jt ￼ M?j, A Family MwW?v'M? investment RECENTLY a family of ten walked into a London Bank and astonished the cashier by buying, each one of them, 500 Savings Certificates. The total cost of the Certifi- cates was 13,875. In ten years' time that family will receive back Six Thousand Five Hundred Pounds !—a dear profit of £ 2,625 earned by simply waiting for it! Of course, it is obvious that such a family must be fairly wealthy. Most families cannot contemplate investing thousands. The point of the story, however, is this. If Savings Certificates are good enough for the wealthy to buy them "up to the hilt," they are good enough for YOU, who can, perhaps, invest only hundreds, or tens, or pounds I Cav/n0s QJ CERTIFICATES Buy them YOURSELF. Advise YOUR WIFE to invest her housekeeping savings in them. Teach YOUR CHILDREN to save I j their pocket money to buy them. If you hold a Isf6 Certificate for 10 years you get back £ 1:6:0 EVERY CERTIFICATE YOU BUY AD7-"S HALF-A-GUINEA TO THE FAMILY FOftTTUWE Spvnsjs Cert:f:co?e« are obtainable thro""h a Savings Association, or from Jiny Bank, iVloney Order Post Office or Offic:al Af.ent. LET YOUR XMAS GIFTS BE I 1 SENSIBLE AND 1 1 SERVICEABLE. Be SENSIBLE and go to POWELL & SON'S for them. WE HAVE A CHOICE SELECTION —too numerous to mention- suitable for Ladies, Gentlemen and Children. See our Windows and Showrooms. GENTLEMEN'S 45 FROGMOIfE ST. LADIES' 46 ,t GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES. GALVANISED SHEETS, TIMBER, MATCHBOARDS. FLOORBOARDS, etc. .,etc. 1:.1' ￼ t, « All Sizes in Stock. ?? ?t ——————————— "If' .Itt:r., Baths and Lavatories. Grates and Ranges. Cement, Pipes, ?ricks?? and all Building Material at Lowest Prices. District Agents for the Celebrated Oakeley Slates. ROBERT PRICE & SONS, ADJOINING CATTLE MARKET. ( CHRISTMAS THOMAS & SONS SPECIAL DISPLAY OF USEFUL PRESENTS Including Crepe-de-Chine, Silk and Georgette Blouses. Fleecy Scarves. Fancy Handkerchiefs. Pincushions. Sachets. Cosies. Madeira Table Cloths. Afternoon Tea Cloths. Gloves. Furs. Umbrellasj Also Maids' Caps, Aprons and Dresses. GOLDEN FLEECE, ABERGAVENNY GREAT SALE OF TREES TREES TREES. THOUSANDS OF FRUIT TREES FOR ABERGAVENNY. Having purchased from the World famous Growers, Cannell & Sons, Kent — APPLES—Warner's King, Bramley's Seedling, Peasgood's Nonsuch Newtown Wonder, Blelnheim Orange, Worcester Permain, etc- Standards, Half-Standards & Bush. PEARS-Wiliam Bon Chretien, Conference, Fertility, Beurre, etc., etc. PLUMS—Monarch, Victoria, Pond's Seedling. Special Quatation for 100 Lots. Orchard Planting by Practical Me"? I XSTBERGAOTJNYSEED sTORES. I ?T!xi?L??l\SrA? SEED STORES.) Off FROGMORE STpEF.T. ABERGAVENNY- ♦^flSoESrist AWD/? FRASER'S ALWAYS! *5 IFe -IE MDISS ?, ALWAYS FRASER'S? ? -0 ? TC?le?J?f?e No.4. AGENTS :—PONTRILAS, Mr. Woo d vatt, The Court. BEAUFORT, Mrs. Gregoryl, BLAINA, Mrs. H-iOakey. TREDEGAR, Mr. T. Walby. rinted and Publifhed by -M. Morgan & Co., (H. Morgan and E. C. Straker), Frogmore Strewt Abergavenny in the County of Monmouth, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1919.