"Wednesday—Mr. F. P. J. Hanbury (chairman), Mr. W. H. Rotledge, Major Sanford, Col. \V. Williams, Mr. \V. L. Thomas, Mr. Gower Andrews, Mr. J. Merton Jones and Mr. D. Howell James. Licensing Hours Extended. Mr. Iltyd CJ.r:r 3.J.ia applied on benali ot the Abergavenny Licensed Victuallers' Associ- ation for an extension of hours oil market and fair davs. He reminded the Bench that during the earlv dav- fie war there was no closing 111 Herefordshire, though the restricted hours applied to Abergavenny. That had a bad result on the Abergavenr.v markets, and the town lost verv serioush then. Xow. although they hoped that the war was long over. the restricted hours still remained. The just ices in Hereford had determined that the licensed houses should be kept open during the whole of the day on market and fair dajs, and the justices at Brecon had made a similar order with regard to fair days. Farmers came long distances to Abergavenny market, some of then: from the top of Clodock and Longtown, and had to start very early in the morning, and f >r the Christmas market they used to get there before five o'clock in the morning. Dealers did the same. The bulk of the living of Abergavenny depended upon the "Abergavenny's principal reason for existence was that it was the market f' >r the agricultural country eastward, northward, and southward, and the great industrial country to the west, where there w;s a huge population which grew n•-> fjod for themselves. The farmers at the ordinary the previous day begged him to proceed with that application. There were more and more people travelling to Here- ford and other places much further away than used to travel, sitnoly because they could get better accommodation there than at Aberga- venny. It was a very serious matter for the town. He quite failed to see why they should be worse off in these matters than other counties and other towns. Surely they were as fit to be trusted as the people at Hereford. It seemed to him that their farmers and dealers were just as respectable and fit to be trusted as were the farmers and dealers at Hereford and Brecon. Every writer upon the law agreed that where a law was too severe it was constantly broken and could not be- well enforced, because the whole of the public were against it. Many modifications of laws had had to take place on that account. Juries a hundred years ago would find that a man stole a purse of 11 guineas of the total value of 6d., because if the value was given as 11 guineas the man would have been hanged. An unfair law was evaded by every means. Too severe laws lowered the whole character of a community, because people tried to escape them by any trick instead of respecting them fairlv and supporting them honestly. He could quite understand the position of the police in opposing that application, although l.e did not think that that opposition was a very high one. The police were human, like other people. They had got their jobs, and they had their salaries fixed, and they agreed to their appoint- ments in the days when there was no closing at all 011 week-days To look after the public- houses was a part of their work, and naturally enough if the public-houses were only open for an hour or two their work was very much less. They were human, and it was quite natural that if they had the choice of doing much or little thev would prefer t, do little, like most men would. They might just as reasonably ask that no motor be allowed on the roads because a few people drove too fast or that all the dogs in England should b; shot because some of them had no muzzles. They might just as reason- ably ask for that as that the large number of decent people who came to Abergavenny market should be put t" trouble and annoyance in having refreshment because it would give them a little more trouble to look after the few who broke the law. He asked the Bench to make such an order as would enable the licensed houses in the town to be kept open for much longer hours. The order said with regard to the opening of licensed houses, They are to be kept open for any public ceremony or gathering or like special occasion involving an assembly or the necessity for accommodation for a large number of persons." Anyone knew that there were a considerable number of people in the town on market days. This Order was ap- parently an enabling Order. It referred to Section 57, which sjid that they might make anv order for an occasion or occasions, and that enabled them to make an Order to cover a number of occasiull"; Major Sanford asked if it was not a fact that the houses could be kept open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., except for the sale of intoxicants. People could get coffee or tea. Mr. Oardner replied that the houses could be kept open, but he was sure that the police, if they were of the sam. opinion as the late super- intendent, would strongly object. He had been asked by the police again and again to undertake with regard to particular houses that they should not be kept dpeti during the time that the sale of intoxicants was prohibited, because those were the very occasions on which there were breaches of the law. If licensed houses were to be kept open during the restricted hours it would be a very bad thing. People in the houses bullied the landlords for drink, and sometimes they succeeded in getting served. After the Bench had retired to consider the application, the Chairman said that they would grant an extension of two hours in the morning, from 10 to 12, and of 1} hours in the afternoon, from 2.30 to 4, for houses in the borough only. This extension would only apply to the Tuesday markets and to the stock fairs. Miscalculations. Annie Williams, of Llanellen, was summoned for riding a bicycle without lights, on the 9th Deccmher.-P.C Ayland said defendant told him, when stopped, that she was delayed tofrti ci little lOá vtlai she thought to be. Fined 2s. 6d. including. Maggie Roberts, of Uanellen, was similarly summoned, and P.C. Ayland said that when told she would be prosecuted she got on her bicycle and rode home. Defendant said she did not think she would be so late returning The Chairman You ought to calculate better than that. Defendant was fined 2s. 6d. Moonlight and Moonshine. Francis Bevan, ot Llantilio Pertholey, was summoned for riding a bicycle Without lights, at Pantygellv, on the 6th. PC CHmer said defendant told him that for the last six months he had been trying to get a lamp in a shop at Abergavenny. He had paid for otie, but could not get it, so had a tyre in- stead. Witness inquired at the shop and found that the defendant had been supplied with an oil lanin. but took iz back. There were plenty of oil lamps in the she?. Defendant said that it was moonlight, and he I did not think it mattered. Fined 2s. 6d. Slow Watches. Abraham Williams, summoned for driving a horse md cart witlwd lights at Llanover, said horse cart w: t that he thought he would get home before. The Chairman You have all got the same excuse. Your watches must have been a bit slow. A tine of 2S. 6d. was imposed. Not The First Time. n '1 Thorns Tames, farmer, 01 i.ianauewi u- derch, was summoned for driving a horse and wagon without lights, on the gth. P.C. Trigg, who proved the case, said dc- ferdan: said he had been delayed m town waiting to -?Vr,- pr.v i ous conviction against Th/è'r<: wen: thr,.?e p:-<:vious conyictions against the def-ndaiit, and ii, fined twice as inucil.as on the lost occasion— £ i, including. A Danger. Thomas Booth, c?rt—, Abergavenny was summoned i for dnv?.? a timber wa1, On wI'- tii four hors? .-tached w?.c-t lights, on the 11?- P.C. Clftner said that the wagon was loaded with timber and the timber pole was projecting at the back.. Warrant Issued. I Henrv Lane, labourer, was summoned. ior being drunk and disorderly on the 9th in Flannel A C,):stablè cètètl that defendant refused t go home, and witness took hold of his arm where' ■ > 11 he struggled. Witness had to get assistance to get defendant home. Dei -ndant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his attendance at the next coart. Wife Missing. n_ G?— Clavton, formeri?v III roS Ab r,.a?y, and now workm. at P vard "-s summoned by the _'Lhergavenny Guardians for runu? away and deserting lil;' wife ard leaving her and a child born before the marriage chargeable to the Abergavenny Union. Mr. John Edwards, clerk to the Guardians' said that Mrs. Clayton applied for relief on tll" 23rd of September, stating that her husband had deserted her. She and the child were ad- mitted to the Workhouse, and the cost of maintenance was i I) 13s. The Magistrates' Clerk said that the Bench could not convict without the evidence of the wife to prove desertion. A statement' at second hand was not evidence. Mr. Routledge read a letter written by Mrs. Clayton to her husband, in which she said If I get some money I will lllakela clean sweep, and you will not be troubled with me again." It looked as if the wife was guilty of desertion. The Bench dismissed the case. Defendant was further summoned by Sophia Heywood, Overton-terrace, for bastardy arrears amounting to ;t8 8s. in respect of two children. Defendant admitted owing the money, and said that he had an Army pension which was overdue and which would more than cover the amount. The Bench suspended the case fnr a fortnight to give defendant a chance of paying the amount.
I VICTORIA COTTAGE HOSPITAL. The Committee beg to acknowledge, with thanks, the f' Ihnving receipts, per the Hon. Treasurer :—Idanfoist Parish Church, per Mr. E. Watts, £ 1 14s. 6d. Llanvapley Parish Church, per Rev. E M Townshend, I 10s. .Congregational Church, Gilwern, per Mr. John I)avies, i-i is. Baptist Church, Gilwern, per Mr. Wm. Ros-er, t os. Twyn Glas Sunday- School, per Mr. W. Austin, £ i ios. Llanddewi Skirrid Parish Church, per Rev. L. D. Richards, J 2 3s. Od. Llangattock-juxta-Usk Parish Church, per Rev. H. G. Corner, A is. Llan- gattnck Pari-h Church, Crickhowell, per Mr. S. D. Caine, £ i is. St. Mary's Parish Church (Mayor's Sunday 1, per The Churchwardens (additional), £3135. rod,; Abergavenny Horse Show and Agricultural Association, sale of specimen prize roots, per Messrs. Straker, Son Chadwick, 1.2. 2s. National Federation of Dis- abled and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers, per Mr. Lewis Pritchard, £ 10 17s. gd. Town Hall Red Cross Working Party, surplus funds oil closing, per Mrs. Corfield, £ 58 5s. 3d. Maindifi Court Red Cross Hospital, donation 011 closing, per Col. Herbert, chairman, £ 600. Also the following gifts during November, per the Matron :—Flowers, Lady Glanusk fruit, Mrs. Xorris, Mrs. Barneby, Mrs. Rees (Pen- darren), Llangattock Lingoed Church (per Rector) vegetables, Mrs. Barneby, Miss Russell (Llangattock Lingoed) loaf of bread, St. Mary's Parish Church Harvest Festival eggs, Mrs. Xorris jar jam, Mrs. NoTris 6 pairs blankets, Lady Herbert parcel of old linen, Miss Davis, Bailea Mawr swabs, Mrs. Attwood-Mathews toys, Mrs. Rees, Pendarren books, two screens, pair crutches and one stretcher, Maindiff Court Hospital magazines, Mrs. Cortield, Mrs. B. W. Powlett, Mr. Heap, Miss Pnrm.ll Jones. +
SUGAR LOAF. MUSINGS. By GOBANNIUM. I We have been told that the Tank to be pre- sented to Abergavenny to-morrow is of the feminine gender. Some curious people areD anxious to know how or by what means the sex is determined. At the risk of giving information to the enemy, I may perhaps satisfy their curiosity by explaining tue difference between the sexes. It is not that the female tank is more beautifully adorned, or that she has a more graceful gait than the stronger sex. The ditterence lies in the fact that the male tank is mounted with six-inch guns, whereas the weaker sex is simply armed with machine guns inside. I only hope that our tank, being of the uncertain sex, will not Drove a jibber. It is not often that our Rural Council are in a generous mood, but—probably influenced by the near approach of the season of goodwill— they are very desirous of giving the County Council a whole road as a Christmas box. This is the Monmouth Cap road. They consider that it has been fathered upon them without just cause, because it really belongs to the family of main roads. There is now hope that the County Council will take over their responsibility in the near future, and thus relieve the Rural Council of what the latter regard as an iutolerabfe burden. The Rural Council will have to widen the road, however, before the County Council will declare it a main road and take it over. The width of a road is surely not the deciding factor as to whether it is a main road or not. That should be determined by the character of the traffic it serves. The Rural Council, how- ever, are not inclined to quibble, but are willing to do anvthing to get rid of their incubus. According to Mr. Knight, it is quite an exciting experience to ride over the Llanthony road at present, and those who attempt it lead a very up and down existence. Someone has put down a plank in the middle of the road in one place, in order to make the going easier There should be fine scope for an insurance agent up the Llanthony valley. The road has swallowed up a tremendous quantify of material during the last few years, owing to the heavy timber hauling for Government purposes. The Roads Board who are reallv responsible for the condition of this road, are being asked to allot some 500 tons more stone to put it in something like good con- dition. At present the road, like the well- known road which leads somewhere else, is paved with good intentions," but that does not console the farmers who are jolted about in their traps and who have plenty of sore ribs, but po spare ribs. At last doggie has got his freedom, the Muzzling Order having been revoked. We are told that dogs delight to bark and bite," but it is to be hoped they will not do so unduly tlirough being overcome with joy at their un- accustomed libertv. There is a danger that the dogs will catch cold through leaving their muzzles off. Already I fancy I hear some of them beginnillg to sneeze. .t..t. f Some of the members of the Rural Council were discussing, the other day, the old questione as to whether Monmouthshire is in ales. One member said, In my opinion Monmouthshire is Wales," whereupon another retorted Not Wales-sharks Can he have met some of the profiteers ? The matter arose out of a resolution from the Panteg Council, who wanted to be assured, before Monmouthshire was attached to Wales in any Home Rule scueme, that the county would not suffer financially by separation from England. It was a cautious resolution, but the Rural Council did not support it. The sentimental point of view will no doubt appeal to Wel>hmen, but the business point of view should not be lost sight of.- .There are, any rate, a large number of people who would object to paying more heavily just for the sake of sentiment. I don't know whether they have done so.^but if not it might be worth while for our Housing Committee to consider the advisability of building condual (concrete-block) houses. These kind of houses are to be built extensively in Wales by the National Jmproved Housing Company (Ltd.) The advantages of the con- dual" system are claimed to be :—( I) low cost- at least io per eer at least 10 per cent, less than brick work (2) rapidity of construction (3) hvgienic con- struction, and especially the elimination of all corners in houses (4) fireproof (5* durability and damp-resisting qualities (6) artistic finish. Of course, whatever system is adopted, we want to see local labour employed as fully as possible. The Town Council's reconstruction proposals with regard, to the office staff in the Town Clerk's and collectors' departments will prohably cost an extra £oo a year, at first, this amount risin™ considerably as the officers reach their maximum. Apart from the natural increase in salaries, which is universal, the Town Clerk's department has been run veiv economically for a considerable tin-ic-iii fact too economically for the huge amount of work which has to be done. 5? the of milk is very high, the local milk pro'ducers steeled their hearts to the overtures of the Food Control Committee when thev were asked to reduce it. Many people think that the price could have been reduced to iod. per quart and still have yielded a substantial r-r..fit. Tenpcuce is quite a reasonable figure, compared with the price last winter. No wonder that with the price of milk so high those who make butter are dissatisfied and talk of ar- in- crease of over 50 per cent. Producers have to remember that if they appreciably lessen the demand by charging high prices their business may be kss profit: ble. What's the -good of having plenty of milk at is. a quart and plenty of butter at 4s. per lb;, as suggested, if the majority of people will not pay the price for it ?
I Crickhowell Board of Guardians. I MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND REMOVAL TO I GILWEHN. A LIVELY SCENE. I Mr. Gwilym C. J anws presided at the fort- nightly meeting of this Board on Monday after- noon, at the Town Hall, Crickhowell. The Clerk read a letter from the Ministry of Health in reply to the request of a majority of the Guardians to remove the meetings of the Board to Gilwern, stating that they had con- s idered. the proposals of the Guardians in con- nection with representations made by the Rural District Council and the Cwmdu and Crickhowell Parish Council, and on the evidence at present before him the Minister of Health would not be prepared to approve of the hiring of premises in Gilwern for the purposes of meetings. He con- sidered it preferable that meetings should con- tinue to be held in Crickhowell. Mr. Enoch Griffiths The Ministry of Health have 110 right to refuse sanction. And what is the evidence they have before them—the Crick- howell Parish Meeting, comprising six or seven people ? It is ridiculous. The Clerk said he did not think that was the proper interpretation of the letter. Mr. Enoch Griffiths I don't read it any- other way, myself. He proposed that they go to Gilwern. Mr. R. J. Knvward seconded. Chairman's Refusal. The Cliairiiiiii I cannot put a resolution ot that kind from the chair. Mr. Enoch Griffiths Why not ? The Chairman In the face of the letter from the Ministry of Health it cannot be done. Mr. R. J. Hay ward I propose that we adhere to the former resolution, let us defv the Ministry of Health. Mr. Enoch Griffiths I second the resolution. The Chairman I have already ruled that a resolution of the kind cannot lie put from the chair. Mr. Enoch Griffiths said they would hold public meetings in Brynniawr and Llanelly, and compel the Ministry of Health to fall into line. We will swamp them," he added. The Chairman Very well there is nothing to prevent you proceeding on those lines, but the decision of the Ministry of Health, as far as I am concerned, is final. Mr. Enoch* Griffiths Put our resolution to the meeting, Mr. Chairman. ,I r The Chairman (firmly) I have already told you I will do nothing of the kind. Mr. Enoch Griffiths: But you Cannot refuse. The Chairman (emphatically) Don't try to bully me. I will not he bullied. Mr. Griffiths I submit our resolution should be put to the vote. The Chairman You can submit what you like. Are you going to permit the business of the Board to be proceeded with, or are you not ? If not I shall vacate the chair and you can come and take it yourself. Mr. Griffiths I helped to put you there. Be Reasonable." I Mr. W. G. Watkins (Bryumawr), vice-chairman of the Board, said r.o one was more strongly in favour of going to Gilwern than himself, but if he had been in the chair that day he would have acted in precisely the same way as their Chair- man had, in the face of that letter from the Ministry of Health. (Hear, hear). He appealed to them to be reasonable. They could obtain what they wanted in another way. Mr. R. J. Hayward I am reasonable. Pro- ceeding, he said he did not wish to bully the Chairman in any way, but the view of the majority of the Board should be respected. Mr. J osiah Phillips quite approved of the de- cision of the Ministry of Health. It would mean a great expense, and this was the time to save, not spend. A Brynmawr Guardian You farmers had better keep quiet. You have all done well. Mr. W. G. James proposed that they proceed with the next business, and this was agreed to, but a number of Brynmawr Guardians left the room. Resignations. I The resignation by Mr. Thomas Lcwis of the following offices was received :-(i) Collector of Rates, Crickhowell (2) Supt. Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths (3) Vaccination Officer. In accepting the resignation of these appoint- ments, the Board expressed their appreciation of Mr. Lewis's long and faithful services. I ▲
THE TANK. I PRESENTATION TO THE TOWN TO-MORROW. I The Tank, which is to he presented to the town to-morrow, will be brought up from the G. W. R. Station to Bailey Park in the morning and will be stationed there until 2.30, when it will be manoeuvred to its permanent home on a site prepared near the Hereford-road entrance gate. The Borough Band will parade at 2 o'clock and will play selections. At 2.45 p.m. Lt. McNabb, the officer in charge, will present the Tank to Mr. J. B. Walford, who will receive it on behalf of the Abergavenny Local Com- mittee of National Savings, through whose efforts a sum of something like (400,000 was subscribed locally towards financing the war, in recognition of which the Tank has been presented to Abergavenny. It may be mentioned that it is unique for a town of less than 10,000 popula- tion to be presented with a tank, and it will be remembered that on each of the special efforts Abergavenny quadrupled its quota. Councillor W. Rosser fhon. sec.) will give a resume of the work done by the Committee, on whose behalf Mr. Walford will afterwards present the tank to the Mayor, who will receive it on behalf of the town. The interior of the tank may be inspected on payment of a small charge, which will be given to the funds of the Cottage Hospital. I
LLANGENNY. GOLDEX WEDDIXG.—Congratulations to ZMr. and Mrs. John Tucker on the celebration of their golden wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Tucker, who I have lived in the parish all their lives, were married at Llangenny Church on December r rth, r86q. Both are highly respected by all who know them. A RECREATION ROOM.—A hut from the Prisoners of War Camp has been purchased by the parishioners for use as a recreation and concert room, and will stand on the ground ad- joining the Llangrwyney Mission*. Church. CONCERT.—A very successful concert, organ- ised by Mrs. W. G. James in aid of the Crick- howell War Memorial Hospital, was held at Llangenny. A bright programme of musical items and recitations was contributed by Messrs. A. J. Williams, J. A. Wellwood, W. H. Evans, J. Owen and Mrs. J. Munkley, Mrs. E. Griffiths, Misses Dunsford, K. Phillips and others. The humorous musical comedy Mrs. Mulliga- tawny's Spring Cleaning was admirably per- formed by Mis.s Griffiths, Miss E. James, Miss F. Sanders, Miss W. Pocock, Miss Finn, Miss J. Palliser, and Master Raymond Hawkins, and the audience frequently showed their appreciation. +
BOROUGH THEATRE. I "SALAAM" I The musical comedy ensemble Salaam has been delighting the audiences at the Borough Theatre this week. It is a bright and varied show, performed by a talented company, and it is well dressed and well staged. There are some excellent musical numbers and some really fine singing. Patrons should note that they can now book 2s. 4d. seats at Messrs. Heins & Co.'s. A FINE REPERTOIRE. I Abergavenny people who enjoyed the visit of the Compton Comedy Company recently should appreciate the visit next week of Hero Hathaway and Vivian A. Baron's high-class company in some of the best pieces of their extensive reper- toire. "Moths," adapted from the famous novel by Ouida, will be performed on Monday. This was the piece which secured the most votes of all the repertoire at Halifax when the audience were invited to record their opinion. On Tues- dav The Lion and the Mouse will be played, and it is sufficient to state that it is by Charles Klein, the author of Potash and Perlmutter." The plav for Wednesday is Camille," by Alexandre Dumas, from the famous novel La Dame aux Camillias," as played by Mine. Sarah Bernhardt. On Friday and Saturday The Chinese Puzzle wilj be the big attraction. This is by Marion Bower and Leon M. Lion, and is direct from the New Theatre, London. The company have only just secured the performing rights of this great success. No expense is spared in the staging of these various produc- tions and the company is a carefully selected one, each member being a talented artiste. The performances should provide a rare treat for Abergavefiuy people.
LLANGATTOCK LINGOED. I EXTERTAIXMKXT.—A highly successful enter- tainment was given in the Schoolroom on Friday evening, the 5til inst., under the.energetic leader- ship of Mrs. Thomas, the headmistress of the James Davies School. The programme included two songs finely rendered by the school children, who also performed two sketches, Molly's Wish and Cinderella a monologue by Miss Lily Baylis, Old Court a sketch called Lnexpected Entertainment," by Misses Joyce Jones, Gladys Baylis, Whist a nee, Emery, Wil- liams (Barry) and Lily Baylis (Pentre) a nigger sketen by Messrs. Warren Davies, W. Baylis, F. Baylis, Montague Jones and Williams (Barrv) a duet by Misses Jovce Jones and E. F. Baylis and two songs by Miss Kingscote. The net pro- ceeds, which are for the Church funds, was about I J-8 1 os. ♦ ————
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LLANTHONY. I CHOOL COXCERT.-The scholars and friends of the Llanthony School gave their annual concert on Friday last, the 12th inst., to a crowded audience. A long and varied pro- gramme was carried out by Miss Gwillim, Miss Powell, Miss Blanche Colley, Mr. Reg Powell, Mr. Wilson Gwillim, Mr. Dodd, and last, but not least, the children gave some very good recita- tions and action songs. The children were the recipients of the usual presents from their bene- factress, Miss Milne. It was very pleasing to see present the former boy scholars who had served their country during the war. The chair was taken by the Vicar.
CRICKHOWELL. I CHILDREN'S CO-NCERT.-Tlie children belong- ing to the Church of England Schools gave an excellent entertainment in aid of the funds of the Crickhowell War Memorial Hospital, at the Clarence Hall, Crickhowell, on Tuesday evening,' to a very large and appreciative audience. Where all did well it is hardly wise to individu- alise, but the action songs The Jolly Postman and Goodnight, Mr. Moon were loudly en- cored. Particularly good was the performance of the little Nurse, Katie Games, in the latter. The Amateur Barbers," Percy Wilks and Selwyn Herbert, with their numerous customers, caused much amusement. Three Modest Quakeresses," the Misses Clements, Hawkins and Allen, delighted the audience with their graceful dancing, and "Mrs. Mulligatawny''s Spring Cleaning was a first-rate termination of the proceedings. Mr. W. J. Allen, head teacher, and the Misses Emily and Annie Jones were deservedly complimented from the plat- form upon the excellent singing and performance of the children. I ———— A ————
I- LLANELLEN. I CONCERT.—A very successful concert was held at Baili Glas Schoolroom on Wednesday night, December 10th, under the auspices of the Llauellen Peace Celebration Committee, the proceeds being given to augment the funds for presenting medals to all the men from the parish who joined His Majesty's forces during the great war. The artistes were the members of the Abergavonny Jollitty Party, comprising the Misses Goodwin (accompanist), William Jones (Bridge Farm) and Mrs. Tackson, and Messrs Watts, Norton, Hall and L. H. Evans.* Great praise is due to this party for their excellent rendering of theirldifferent items, which wre much appreciated. -.Though the weather was very inclement, tllerel was a full house. The chair was taken byjiMrAH.]D. Jones, Hen Ber- sondy, Llanover.
I One of the | nicest things I about Bird's Custard is the way it chimes in I with every meal. What is nicer than a R simple fruit and Bird's Custard lunch before shopping? H Then, in a wholesome midday meal for the B children, it provides not only much nourish- || ment but a delicious sweet, making, them |H| I happy and contented. fl And whenever there is a party with it I piles of good things to give joy to all folk || big or htde—everyone welcomes Bird's !? H Custard and Fruit to crown the feast. 11| BIRDS 1 CUSTARD I h?s a rich natural creaminess. n To make it like cream and "just as nice" M B for trifle, stewed fruits, cream horns, etc., H cream horns, etc., IP allow to set coid, and si."p'lly whip o? whisk it v,.gorous.y- -JI ￼ "1W::iLT.lONII't, i< '£ .d'«;lCid" 1' V LEATHER SUIT & ATTACHE CASES ——————— FANCY LEATHER BLOUSE & DRESSING CASES WALLETS, NOTE CASES, HAND BACS, PURSES, NOTE CASES, HAIR AND ?? V CLOTHES BRUSHES, V .)' ??S? WALKING STICKS ————— °Q ?1L?? SOLE AGENT FOR— N. ?? ? PHILLIPS' AGENT .?J? S. MILITARY FOR ￼ ￼ < -$¡., "rC RUBBERS KYNOCH and ??'? ￼ ?s. ENFIELD CYCLES "\??"?? TRADE ?S ￼ ￼ ?f?y\SUPPLIED LARGE STOCK OF ￼ '?/? MECCANO," AIR RIFLESN^ -14: \$ ￼ SCOOTERS, MODEL AEROPLANES ? ?\ ———— BOXING CLOVES, FOOTBALLS N. t) HOCKEY STICKS AND BALLS -V V^v ———— > CYCLE ACCESSORIES AND PETROL. N. Woolley's Motoring News THE WORKSHOPS at WOOLLEY'S GARAGE have been re- organised, and now include GENERAL, FORD, MOTOR- CYCLE, and VULCANIZING SHOPS. In the GENERAL SHOP anv make of CAR or LORRY is PROMPTLY REPAIRED, and SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. J. W. WOOLLEY is the FORD DEALER for a Large Area of Monmouthshire. NEW SHOPS have been arranged specially for FORD REPAIRS, and capable Workmen will quickly overhaul your FORD or get you out of trouble. The NEW MOTOR-CYCLE REPAIR SHOP is an entirely Separate Department, and REPAIRS to any make can be carried out to your satisfaction, and often while you wait. VULCANIZING REPAIRS by the HARVEY FROST PROCESS. You are invited to call and see our Experts repairing Tubes and Covers. MOTORISTS in MONMOUTHSHIRE should bring their Motors NOW to WOOLLEY'S GARAGE for a COMPLETE OVERHAUL, so that they will be ready for 1920. WOOLLEY'S GARAGE, PHONE 40 PONTYPOOOL. I Our Motto is- Courteous and Prompt Attention. q, j i —— ￼ _=- 1 I! j hi imw "H- -^TT I ¡ ;d;:e h' best I can for you!" T TK LESS you make provision now to give him, as NJ he grows up, a sound education—business train- ing, technicai training, professional training, as the case may be— you won't be able to look your boy in the face and say, I've done my best-it's up to you now, my son, to make good A good training v/ill double your boy's chances of success in life he deserves it—you want him to have it. Make steady provision now for the expenses which will come later. Set aside a little each week, or each month, and invest it in Savings Certificates. Then, when you need it the money will be at hand, with this difference—that for every fifteen shillings and sixpence you leave in for ten years you will be able to draw out One Pound Six Shillings. (&V//70S c..J èERTI7CATES Obtainable through a RAVINGS ASSOCIA- TION. or from any Bank, Money Order Post Office or Official Agent. Or you can buy them by instalments by asking at -any PQRt Office for oV. Savings Stamps and a card ffrce) nil • which to stick than. U I I LET YOUR XMAS GIFTS BE J < 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 FKOGMOQE ST. LADIES' 46 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. <JV £ CHRISTMAS 1'ù 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. Umbrellas. 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, Canne l i & Sons, Kent: APPLES—Warner's King, Bramley's Seedling, Peasgood's Nonsuch Newtown Wonder, Blelnheim Orange, Worcester Permain, etc- Standards, Half-Standsrds & Bush. PEARS—Wi Ham Bon Chretien, Conference, Fertility, Beurre. etc., etc. PLUMS-Monarch, Victoria, Pond's Seedling. —————————————— Special Quatation for 100 Lots. Orchard Planting by Practical Men. 40 r jt' 1 IvI ABE Ro^NNYs E ED STORF-S- | I FROGMORE STPEET. I J t /A ABERGAVENNY. 0 ￼ FLOR!STAND? FRASER'S ALWAYS! ♦^SEEDSMW^ ALWAYS FRASER'S:: ? ? ? ? ? Telephone 4. l AGENTS :—PONTRILAS, Mr. Woodyatt, ThejCourt. BEAUFORT, Mrs. Gregory, BLAINA, ,Mrs. H. Oakey. TREDEGAV., Mr. T. Walby. -C=_C.=-c:==:c-- -==>8 linted and l'ubhhed hy M. Morgan &- Cc.. (H. Morgan and E. C. Straker), Frogmore Street Abergavenny in the County of Mc, mouth,, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1919.