Collection Title: Abergavenny Chronicle
Institution: The National Library of Wales
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￼ aurtton _? ) ?"a;f:\ by au(ttal 1 -===- LL^ NVETIIERINE. MRS. HILL has fixed MONDAY, FEB. 26th, for her Sale of FURNITURE AND BUILDERS PLANT. STRAKER, SON & CHADWICK, Auctioneers. LLANFOIST HOUSE. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th. GRASS LETTING SALE of 21 Acres, -with G permiS6Îou to Mow i? Acres. See Sale Posters. STRAKER, SON & CHADWICK, Auctioneers. I -\KEPr.A\TL; "l'' L ■\ BEF-GAVEN N Y r5I! ANNUAL BULL SHOW & SALE. TUESDAY, MARCH 0T11. JUDGE: H. TAYLOR, ESQ., Showle Court, Ledbury. Auctioneers J STRAKER, SON & CHADWICK. PEDIGREE HEREFORD STOCK BULLS. ABERGAVENNY 1 srn ANNUAL PRIZE SHOW & SALE, TUESDAY, MARCH oil,, 1')17. lUDGR H. W. TAYLOR, Esq., Shrowle Court, .4ing at ii Ledbury. at i-, o'c l (-,c k Judging at n o'clock. Sale at u o'clock. Entries close for catalogue Tuesday, Feb. 27th. J. STRAKER, SON & CHADWICK, Auctioneers Abergavenny. PRINCES STREET, ABERGAVENNY -IAI,F, OF WHEELWRIGHTS & COACH- } BUILDERS STOCK-IN-TRADE AND LANT, by instructions from Mr. Richard ickle (who is giving up the business), on TUESDAY, Oth MARCH, 1917. Details next week. MONTAGUE HARRIS. Auctioneer. EWYAS HAROLD, HEREFORDSHIRE- MR. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F. A. I., has ,)I "eceived mstmctÏ
IAbergavenny and the War Loan
I Abergavenny and the War Loan. Though, of course, no figures are available, indications point to the fact that Abergavenny has subscribed a very satisfactory total to the new War Loan. The Town Council have taken up £ 1,000 worth of stock with money from the waterworks account and the mains renewal fund. This is a good stroke of business, and will mean a gain of £ 25 in interest compared with what would be received if the money were left on deposit. The Gwenynen Gerddi Gwent Lodge of Oddfellows have also taken up the matter in a very business-like manner and have con- tributed /i,2oo, all new money. Of this sum 1200 has been taken from current account and the remainder has been borrowed from the bankers on the security of a loan which falls due for repayment next year. The local officers are to be congratulated on their financial acumen. The committee of the Workmen's Hospital Saturday Fund have also done their bit by investing £100 in the Loan, and as they had previously invested £ 100 this makes their total contribution ^200. I Victory Scholarships." Another local investment in the War Loan is of educational interest. From the sale of the old British School to the School Board, some years ago, there remains a balance of over L100, which the trustees propose to invest in the War Loan and at the same time to belp local educa- tional facilities. The money is to be invested in the name of the Corporation and the Mayor has been entrusted with the task of drawing up a scheme for providing four local scholarships with the interest on the money invested. These will be called Victory Scholarships," and two will be tenable at the Grammar School and two at the Girls' County Intermediate School.
+ BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS DEATHS. AUTY.-ON Febri-,arv 3rd, at 55 Southern-road, Huddersfield, Fred, the dearly-beloved husband of Annie Auty, aged 52 years. (Late Railway Hotel, Abergavenny). OWEN.—On Tuesday, Feb. 6th, at the Hygienic Bakery, Abergavenny, Margaret Jane Owen, formerly of Llanidloes, Mont., in her 58th year. KILLED IN ACTION. BOUGHTON.—In Loving Memory of Private Robert H. Boughton, 7th Batt. S. Lanes. Regt., who was killed in action Jan. 31st. 1917 (late of Lloyds Bank and The Manse, Mount- street, Abergavenny), in his 19th year. In Loving Memory of Pte. Alfred Victor Williams (2nd Monmouthshire Regt.), who was killed in action on January 30th, 1917, in his 21st year fifth son of Mr. Wm. Williams (engineer) and Mrs. Williams, late of 70 Park-street, Abergavenny. He gave his life for King and Country. IN MEMORIAM. In Loving Memory of Donald Griffiths (twin) who died at 20 Castle-street, Feb. 12th, 1916. One year has passed and still we miss him. We loved him, yes, no tongue can tell How deep, how dearly, and how well I Christ loved him too, and thought it best To take him home with him to rest. Thy purpose, Lord, we cannot see, I But all is well that's done by Thee. Missed by Mother, Sisters and Brother.
THANKS. I Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Redwood desire to return their sincere thanks for all kind expressions of sympathy with them in their recent sad bereave- ment. AL
You Should Note the Fact that your fowls will be healthier and lay more Eggs if you give them a sprinkling of Ovum, Thorley's Poultry Spice, in their soft food.-Sold by Jeffreys & Son, Frogmore Corn Stores, Abergavenny.
THE WAR LOAN
THE WAR LOAN. PUBLIC RSEET3?4G AT ASEKGAVENMY. in turtlierance or the War Loan campaign a public meeting was held at the Town Hall, Abergavenny, on Tuesday evening. The attend- ance was disappointingly small considering the importance of the matter. Xo doubt most people had made up their minds as to the amount they would subscribe to the War Loan, and it is questionable whether the holding of public meetings during the closing days for application could have much more effect than the appeal already made. It is gratifying to know, how- ever, that the attendance at the meeting was by no means a criterion of the interest of the local public in the Loan. Mr. Hugh Edwards. M.P., was announced to speak, but both he and a substitute were unable to come, and their place was taken by Mr. Mervyn Howell, of Cardiff, at the last moment. The Mayor presided, and supporting him on the platform were the principal speaker, the Rev. H. H. Matthew, the Rev. S. H. Bosward (Mayor's chaplain), Dr. Glendinning, Mr. D. Howell James, Councillors 1'. Telford and J. R. Beckwith, and the Town Clerk (Mr. W. II. Hopwood). The Mayor said that a short time ago lie attended a great conference of Lord Mayors Mayors, and chairmen of local authorities, at the Central Hall, Westminster, and comprising quite 3,000 representatives who passed a resolu- tion pledging themselves to do all that lay in their power to further the War Loan and to make it such a success that it would bring victory to our arms and spread terror in the hearts of the enemy. As their representative, lie voted for that resolution, and he felt that he could with confidence ask them not only to support the War Loan themselves but to urge others to do-so, in order that they could truly make it a Victory War Loan. They had sent their men to the front, and Abergavenny had responded very well in that direction, and it was the very least that they, as citizens of the town and of our vast Empire, could do to show that they would stand by the men who had gone forth, to the last penny that lay within their power. He had appealed to them from that platform for numerous objects and he had been gratified with the result. He now asked them to give every penny they could to the War Loan, and if they did that they could look forward to the day of peace and say that they had done their share in the great work that had lain before them. If they had no money to invest, he believed that there were various insurance companies who were prepared to negotiate in- surances on their lives and to invest the money in the War Loan, so that there was therefore 110 reason why anyone should neglect the oppor- tunity to help to male the War Loan a great success. Some people were afraid that if they invested their money they would not be able to withdraw it before the expiration of the period. They would be able to realise the full value at any time, so that there was no fear of their money being tied up. The Importance of Finance. Mr. Mervyn Howell said that the success or the War Loan was not dependent on the big men because the big men were few, and they were expected to subscribe. It was the small in- dividual subscriber who could make the War Loan a success. It was not always the general who won the war, and it was not the individual private, but it was the combination of all the privates, n.c.o's and generals that won the war. That was the position to-day with regard to the War Loan. The indemnity after the Franco- Prussian War was enormous, but France paid it off in five years. Who was it in France who paid this money off ? It was the peasant pro- prietors or farmers. For once in their history farmers in this country admitted that they had not done so badly. (Laughter). As a purchaser of eggs, he should consider that they had done extremely well. He was told that Abergavenny had done very well so far, but Friday was the last day, and any money subscribed before Friday would have a value which could not be compared with any value that could be sub- scribed afterwards. This must be the Victory Loan. If it was not it was quite useless for anyone to hope for anything after this war. They could not expect the German people to put on one side their fetish of militarism at a moment's notice. They said that this wonderful military machine must be kept up with their last penny, and that was why the small man in Germany had subscribed an enormous propor- tion to their war loans. The number of sub- scribers in Germany was between five and six millions. The Germans were watching us very closely. They knew very well that this war had reached a phase where finance would make all the difference between victory and defeat. We could not keep men in the field and supply them with food and munitions without what the Americans called the almighty dollar," and if ever there was a time when finance occupied an important position that time was to-day. The Government were not asking them for charity, and they did not want charity. They were offering a 5} per cent. interest for a loan upon the best possible security. The loan was negotiable and it was on the security of the British Empire. They were not only getting a splendid return for their money, but by taking up the loan they were increasing the stability of their investment. The moral of the German nation would go down in almost exact proportion to that in which this Loan went up. It was not only a question of patriotism or of a good business proposition, but it was a question as to whether Germany should be on top or not. Anyone who had the money, or could borrow it, and did not subscribe was distinctly helping the enemy. He wanted every small place to realise that every little bit they could give was helping in a much greater degree than they could imagine. The Mayor called on the Rev. H. H. Matthew and expressed his pleasure at welcoming him back to the town. He had shown an example to religious men in undertaking the duty of a chaplain at the front. An Example of Sacrifice. The Rev. H. H. Matthew, who had a cordial reception, proposed That this meeting hereby pledges itself to do all in its power to make the War Loan a success by subscribing and by urging others to subscribe thereto." He said it had been a great pleasure to do anything he could for the men at the front, and the ex- perience he had gained during the last 12 months had amply repaid him for any sacrifice he might have made in serving as a chaplain. He keenly appreciated the kind way in which the people of the parish and other friends in the town took his decision to go, the loyal way in which they had acted while he was away, and the kind welcome they had given him on his return. He realised the importance of the War Loan, and the first couple of days after his return he borrowed some money from a kind banker to invest in the Loan. He borrowed to the limit to which he could go. He did not claim any credit for that, because if one could do a good thing for oneself in a proper manner monetarily one naturally did it. He did not know what to say of the man who had got money to sopare and did not put it into the War Loan. There were many people who had the greatest will in the world to serve their country, but they did not see the necessity of doing it in this particular way. They were not locking the morey up, and it was very unlikely that there would not be a perfectly good market for this stock. They would be able to sell it at any time they wanted to and get good money for it. Some people said that they would buy War Loan afterwards, but they would be only buying from somebody else, and would not be lending money to the Government. If they had no money, let them borrow some from their bank or their insurance society. If they had seen what he had seen during the past 12 months they would not hesitate to do anything they could at what- ever cpst to their convenience or at whatever economy during the next few years. They would not hesitate if they could see how cheer- fully the men at the front were facing danger, and, what was worse, the discomforts, the monotony, the rude conditions of life, as many of them had to do day after day, week after week, not only the men at the front, but the men at the base, too. They were doing it very courageously and very cheerfully. When lie first went up to the front trenches the weather was as bad as it could possibly be. He re- membered being up to his thighs in mnd. He found it miserable enough, but he was not living in it. He had a dry place to stay and dry clothes to change into, but the men in the trenches had no dry clothes, and for five or six days they had to put up with these conditions, day and night. For hours at a time they were standing in mud well above their knees, but he did not hear a single grouse. There was plenty of it when they were out cf the trenches, but when they were in them there was not a grumble at all. (Applause). That experience of his was repeated every time he went to the trendies. What the men were going through for them lie did. not believe the people at home realised. But he did not want the parents to think their boys were miserable'all the time. It was not all like that, and they had some awfully jolly times