Search 15 million Welsh newspaper articles
8 articles on this Page
BIUDGEXD LOCAL BOA 151):I
BIUDGEXD LOCAL BOA 151): The foi tnightly meetinjr of this Beard was b on Tuesday eveivur; ft "he Board-ruom. Bridgend, when there were present :—Messrs. W. I.I. Tliohr.rds (chairman), W. McGaul. \V. Buckley. L. WalHngton. M. Davies. W. Fiancis. md E. 1: :ch. FINANCE—A SCEX3. Mr. Wallinjton read the repol; of the finance committee. It stated that the ,:>nk book had been examined and showed an over-draft of X. 112 ] Cs. 3d. amount paid into bank by collector. C100 10s. 7d. dit:o on account of sundries ill 13s. r>u. ditto on account of tolls, ,C8 Is. Id. A discussion ensued as to the payment of certain election expenses previous to the whole of the bills bring received. Mr. Buckley I consider that each speaker should ,c,nJ and address the chair. Mr. M. Davies Then. perhaps, Mr. Buckley will beg-in. Mr. Buckley I don't want, your impel dnence. Mr. M. Davies I don't want your's either. BETUKNIXG OFFICERS CERTIFICATE. The Clerk read the certincate of the returr'ng officer (Mr. L. Wallington) ceitify;ig the result of the recent election. SPECIAL REPORT BY THE SURVEYOR. The Surveyor read a special report he had pre- pared in reference to an inspection he had made of certain streets, and the condition of houses therein. He stated that 1. Union-street had a water closet in the house with good flushing apparatus, but without ventilation for the soil pipe. Four houses at Newcastle had been provided with pans and syphons, but not with ventilation in front and back of house as demanded by the bye-laws. The cesspools in South-street and Marie-street v. re constructed in a defective manner, and with- out ventilation. The houses in Phillips-court was in a delapidatod condition, and cannot be put in sanitary condition without being taken down and reconducted. Xos. 23. 25 and 26, Chapel-street were in a bad condition, and were unfit for human habitation. Nos. 19, 20. 21. 26. 27, and 23. North- street were built within Hft. to Quarry embank- ment.- The first floor is always damp. and these houses could not be made fit for human habitation by any constructional alterations. He had written to Mr. Edward Jenkins in reference to the cellar at his new house in Nolton-street. There was still some difference of opinion between Mr. Jenkins and himself as to the depth of the sewer. Care would be taken, however, that the ceFor was not below the level of the public sewer. He had not been able to make application to the Bridgend School Board for permission to use land belonging to the playground for widening the road leading to Mackworth-street. but the Chairman of the Bridg-end School Board had in- formed 1 im that the Board had no power to grant an inch of the ground, and that he believed an appli- cation to the* Board would be useless. He had warned Mr. Phillips that he must erect his wùll in conformity with plans approved by this Board. He reported a nuisance on property belonging to Mr. Win. Elias. Cefn Glas-road. The houses are not provided with drains for surface slop water, consequently they deposit the same in a ditch on the roadside, thus causing a nuisance. But it is difficult to abate this nuisance as there is no drain to take it away. Tne ratepayers hope to be relieved of those nuisance"- when the drainage scheme is complete. Tne connections of the drain at Newtown are being proceeded with. The Surveyor was inscructed to serve notices on the- owners to abate the nuisances complained in hi" report. ME. E. JENKINS' HOUSES. Mr. E. Jenkins sent in an amended plan of the alterations at his new houses at Nolton-street. Tne Surveyor was instructed to see that the work was completed according to the Bye-laws. NUISANCE AT CEFN GLAS ROAD. Letters were read from Messrs. James James. and E. Morgan. Cefn Glas-road, complaining of the nuisance at Cefn Glas-road referred to in the Surveyor's report. Mr. McG-aul said it was a great nuisance in the summer. The people did not to take the trouble' to throw tiie slop water over the hedge, but threw it across the road. IMPROVEMENTS AT LLYNVI-STREET. ST. MARY- STBEET, AND SOUTH-STEET. The Chairman said they applied to the Local Government Board for a loan to carry out the im- provements in these streets, but the application had been refused because the streets were not sewered. Mr. McG-aul said there was alreadv a drain in Llynvi-street. He proposed that tenders be adver- tised for to carry out the necessary work in Llynvi-street, and that payment be deferred until the contract is complete. Mr. Wallington seconded, and it was carried. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Chairman reported that at a special com- mittee meeting held on the 6th April to consider the Medical Officer's report, it was resolved that the Surveyor make a special report of the com- plaints mentioned in the Medical Officer's report by the next Board meeting, and that the Surveyor had reported that he had served notice on Mr. E. Rich, agent of the house at Newcastle—rr William Davies. deceased—not to let the house-tmtil it had been thoroughly cleaned, whitewashed, and all necessary work done to render it fit for habitation. TENDER FOR PAVING. Two tenders were received for paving and pitch- ing Coity-road. Mr. Buckley proposed that the tender of Mr. David Evans, Cymmer. Bridgend. viz.. 60 yards of paving and laying complete at 5s. per superficial yard, be accepted. M~. Francis seconded, and it was carried. AUTOMATIC DELIVERING MACHINE. An application was received from Messrs. Balfours and Co., London, for permission to erect automatic delivering machines in various positions in the town for the sale of postage stamps and post cards. It was decided that the application be granted, subject to an agreement d 'awn up by the clerk. PHILLIPS' COURT. Mr. Nell, Cardiff, wrote, stating that it was intended to take down the houses at PhiUips' • Court. ENCROACHMENTS. Sir. 31. Davies, enquired if the Board had power to interfere where there was an encroachment within their district ? The Clerk said, that if the encroachment was within the Local Board district, certainly they had power. Mr. M. Davies said he was referring to an en- croachment at Cefn Glas road. GRAVE COMPLAINTS. Mr. Wallington complained of the great nui- sance at Oldcastle, owing to the absence of a proper urinal. It was extremely disagreeable for females to pass through Oidcastle, and it was a nuisance that ought to be remedied. He also made an earnest protest against the practice of allowing entire horsed to parade about the town and to congregate near Messrs. Sankey's stables, in the presence of a number of children. It was a disgraceful sight, and it o.lght at once to be prohibited. Mr. McGaul said in reference to the former complaint the Paving Committee had inspected every available spot in Oldcastle for an urinal. but had been refused in every particuler. Power might be given to the committee to purchase a piece of ground for the. purpose. Mr. Rich said there was a piece of ground near Phillips-court that could be utilised for the pur- pose for the time being. In regard to the latter complaint, for the sake of decency, the nxxisance should be stopped. It was decided that the former complaint be referred to the Building. Paving, and Lighting z, -1 Committee, and that the latter complaint be re- ferred to the Clerk to at once apprise the Surveyor of his duties. AN OFFER FOR THE OLD FIRE-ENGINE. The Chairman reported that Mr. W. 3Iorgan had offered £ 4 for the old fire-engine. Mr. McGaul said they had already had an offer of CI0. The machine was in his hands. DRAINS AT NEWTOWN. Mr. W. Francis said that the drains at Newtown were not being proceeded with. It was a great inconvenience, and there ought to be no delay. THE DRAINAGE SCHEME. Mr. McGaul enquired what stage had the drain- cl is ge scheme got to. The Clerk said that he had received a letter from the. Local Government Board, in reference to the question, but they were still waiting for 3Ir. Cox. Tar. M-JGV.UI said. he did not 'kink the Rural 3Ir. Cox. Tar. M-JGV.UI said. he did not 'kink the Rural Sanitary Authority were needlessly postponing the question, but. they must in any case hurry them on. If they were hnded into the whiter with the work still undone, it would con them hrmVx-ils of pounds more than now. This concluded the business.
BRIDGEND POLICE-COURT. 1
BRIDGEND POLICE-COURT. SATURDAY, before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (chaiv- man). C. P. Prichard, and Edwin Price. TE OF LICC.SC2.—-The licence of the Bvogden Hotel. Porthcawl, was temporarily trans- ferred from Richard Evans to David Micah Jones. KEEPING A DOG WITHOUT A LICENCE.—Eli Burnett, saddler. Tondu, was summoned for keep- ing a dog without a licence.—Police-constable John Button said that on the 18th inst. he saw a terrier dog belonging to the defendant.—His wife produced a licence granted in August, 1S90.— Fined 2s. Ed., including costs. A FURIOUS DOG.—Jennet Elias. Cefn Glas, New- castle, was summoned by Henry James, fruiterer. Bridgend, for keeping a dog not under proper con- trol.—-Mr. R. Scale appeared for the complainant, and Mr. T. J. Hughes represented the defendant. -Henry James said that he lived at Cefn Glas. Defendant lived about 100 yards off. She had a dog. a cross-bred, between a sheep dog and a retriever. He was afraid of it. He jumped at him about a month ago. On Tuesday last he was passing near the house of the defendant, when the dog jumped at his little dog and caught it by the throat. Again that evening the dog rushed towards him and attack 3d the little dog. He was obliged to protect himself with a pick.—Cross-examined by Mr. Hughes The dog never bit him. He saw that the little dog was in pain. The dog never touched him. The defendant's dog touched his dog the second time. He was afraid of the dog now.- Henry George Mitchell, gardener to Mr. T. Tamp- Jin Lewis, said he knew the defendant's dog. It growl d and jumped at him about a month ago. He had told the defendant he was afraid of him.—C!ro~s-examined by Mr. Hughes The dog xxever touched him. He complained about the dog about a month ago.—Owen Rees. Penyvai. said he knew the dog. Last September the dog attacked him several times. On September 20th he was passing defendant's house when he was attacked by one of the defendant's dog's. One of them bit him badly on the calf of his leg. On 7th he met Henry James as he was going home. T-ie dog followed complainant all about the road. He was afraid of the dog. He begged of the defendant to keep the dog safe. Defendant was ordered to keep the dog under proper control, and to pay £ 2 4s. and costs. Advocate's fee allowed. ALLEGED BREACH OF COLLIERY RULES.—Daniel Jenkins, collier. Bryncoch, was charged by J. W. Davison, colliery manager. Tondu. with a breach of Special Colliery Rule. 224. This case was ad- iourned from the previous Saturday.—George Font, lampman, said that all the lamps at the colliery were the same. He could not open the defendant's lamp without a key. He had not examined the lamp it was not sent to him after it was found open until two days after. The lcck was then gcod.—Cross-examined He did say that the catch was much worn.—J. T. Davison said the place where the defendant was working was about 130 yards from the lamp station. The lamp was perfectly safe and fit to be used.—The defendant at this point asked for the lamp, and on its being given him immediately opened it without any key. The case was dismissed. ASSAULT AND WILFUL DAMAGE CASES. — Thomas McCanu. labourer. Maesteg, was charged with damaging a window and picture belonging to Margaret Daniel, victualler. Bryn. POl t Talbot. and also with assaulting her. Thomas McCann charged Margaret Daniel with assaulting him. Thos. McCaixn also charged William Walters, collier. Bryn. with assaulting him.—It was agreed that the four cases should be tried together.—Mr. R. Scale appeared for Mrs. Daniel, and 3Ir. T. J. Hughes appeared for Thomas McCann.—McCain pleaded guilty to the charge of wilful damage.—Margaret Darnel said that McCann was in her house on Monday, ;¡a.¡.h March. McCann and Walters quarrelled. She ordered them outside. She saw McCann beating someone with the staff produced. She and her son took it from him. He bit and kicked her. He kicked her on her leg. She was carried into the house unconscious. Afterwards McCann flung three stones into the house, breaking nine panes of glass and a picture, the damage amounting to £ 1 4s.-Griffith Daniel, son of Mrs. Daniel, also gave evidence.—Mr. Hushes pleaded guilty to the assault, and withdrew the cross-summons.—Defen- dant was sentenced to 10 days' imprisonment, and ordered to pay lis. 6d. damages. GAME TRESPASS.—David Thomas, collier, Pont- rhydyfen, was summoned by William Beynon. watchman. Taibach. with tre -.passing in pursuit of game—Mr. R. Scale appeared for the defendant.— This case had been adjourned from the previous Saturday.-William Beynon was re-called and cross-examined by Mr. Scale. He said he asked the policeman to help him to find the men. He went into a room in a public-house. The policeman said he thought the defendant was there in his working clothes. He did not see him there. He would not know defendant in his working clothes. —Fined £ 2, including cost. PIG- OX HIGHWAY.- Evan Morgan, farmer. Aberthaw, was summoned for allowing his pigs to stray on the highway.—Folice-constable Phillip Davies said on April 1 he saw defendant's pigs on a road between Brynmawr and Abergarw. He drove them home. Defendant said someone had left the gate open. He had warned him before.- Fined los. including costs. ALLEGED ASSAULT.—-William Wallen. colder. Nantymoel, was charged with assaulting Edward David, collier, of the same place. There was also a cross summons.—Mr. S. J. Hughes appeared for Wallen.—Edward David said he was in his house on Monday evening when Wallen came in. They had cross words. Defendant knocked 1-un down and aimed a kick at him, but kicked his wife instead. — Cross examined by lVlr. Hughes Defendant is his brother in law. He accused the defendant of having wronged him. Did not tell defendant that he was a better man. -The cross-summons was then taken.—William Wallen said he went to David's house, and saw him lying on a settle. David was drunk. He z, charged him with wronging him of a sovereign. David rushed at him aud caught his wrist in his teeth. He then struck David and forced him down, and kept him down.—Both cases were dis- missed. ASSAULT.—Eliza John, Maesteg. was summoned for assaulting James Langhorn, Maesteg.—James Langhorn said on April 1, while he was in bed he heard defendant threatening his wife. That even- ing. while he was at the back of his house, defen- dant's daughter threw mortar at him. He went into his house and stones were thrown at his door. —James Langharn, son of the complainant, gave corroborative evidence.—For the defence Sarah Sargant said she lived next door to Langharn. His sons had thrown stones at Mrs. John's daughter and her child. Some of the stones came into her yard. Fined 13s. 6d.. including costs. GAME TRESPASS.—William Maroney and Michael Bowen, labourers. Aberkenfig, were charged by David Jones, gamekeeper, Penyvai. with tres- passing in pursuit of game.—David Jones, said that on the 23 th March he was passing through Toil Wood, and saw the defendants by some rabbit holes. Bowen was placing a net over a hole, and Maroney was stooping down by another hole. He searched them, and found three nets on each. Bowen was fined t: 1 10s. including costs, and Maroney was fined £ 2 including costs. SUNDAY DRINKING.—Robert Bainett, collier, Maesteg. was charged with being drunk on licensed premises on Sunday week.- Police-con.- stable George Hill said that on Sunday week, he went into the Colliers Arms, Spelter, and saw a pint of beer in front of defendant. He said he lived at the Cape. He admitted afterwards he lived at Llynvi Court, Maesteg. Fined 15s.. including costs. ASSAULT.—Susannah Bolton summoned Hannah Butler, both of Penprisk with assaulting her.- Sarah Bolton said that they had a quarrel about a cask. Defendant struck her twice with a brush handle. She fell, and her head scraped against the wall. Fined £ 1, including costs. There were six cases of drunkenness, fines being inflicted in each case.
BRIDGEKD AND COWBRIDGE IBOARD…
BRIDGEKD AND COWBRIDGE BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The weekly meeting of this Board w. s held at the Board Room, Union Workhouse. Bridgend, on Saturday, when there were present the Rev. T. W. Eclwanis (chairman), Sir. T. Rees (vice-chair- man), the Revs. H. Lewis, S. H. T. Nicholl, Col. WaJow. Messrs. T. L. Roberts. J. Barrow, W. Howell (Pencoed), W. Hopki i, Tiltya Williams, E. Morgan, W. Howell (Wick), D. Bowen, W. Jones. Richard Wi!Kams, Robert Thomas. Richard Thomas. Daniel Thomas. John Rees. Edward Lewis. J. H. Thomas, Rees 1 nomas (f/le), J. W. Edwards, and J. I noifi-is (Coychir-ch Higher.) MR. BIECHAM'S REPOKT. Mr. T. Rees (vice-chairman) said that as a mem- ber of the House Committee he should jike to s'tte that the condition of the house was not so bad as Mr. Bircham had reported. The committee on goirg over the house authorised the master to employ any assistance he might require, and the committee were under the impression that such assistance had been employed. ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. The Clerk read the report of the Assessment Committee. It seated that during the course of the year 28 objections under Section 1 of 27 and 28 Viet., cap. 151), had been heard rid determined by the committee. In 2U cases they considered it necessary to reduce the assessment complained of, and in every case their decision had been accepted without appeal. fn consequence of the improve- ment of trade in the mrung portion of the union the committee considered it advisable to revise the ^lueofthe public-houses and cottage property therein and for that purpose to order new lists for several parishes, with the result of an increase of tX,OOO. Of this amor it, about .g8.;L) has resulted from i lcrcased assessment on the public-houses, and brewery; and the Committee were of opinion J"T*"t it would be desirable that the rati Ig of the public houses "1 the rest of the Union should be revised immediately. Tne committee had also had under heir consideration the xat: 19 of the County Lunatic Asylums at Angelton and Pare G-wyllt under section 263 of the Lunacy Act 1890, and they determined to fix the amount of the gross rental at 5 per cent. in the structural value. This amounted to C2,720 for Angelton, and £4,197 for Pare Gwyllt, and these assessments had not been objected ,to as yet. The total rateable value of the Union last year was £ 240,033. The present rate- able value was £259,928, showing an increase of t19,895 during the year. Sir. J. Barrow moved that the report be adopted. 3!r. T. Rees seconded, and it was carried. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE. The Clerk read the report of the School Atten- dance Con mittee, which show d that the Com- mittee hod issued 745 wa aings to parents to send their children to atuend school. Tne number of 21 attendances orders had been irade, and 78 sun-menses had been; ken out for non-comp1; a nee with school attendance orders. In 73 cases, fines were inflicted, and four cases were dismissed on production of medical certificates. In one case only the Committee proceeded against a parent for illegally employing his child, and he was fined 10s. Measles and scarlatina had been present in so-lie parts of the district during the wi iter. Notwithstanding this and the great severity of the winter, there had been marked im- provement in the general attendance. Col. Warlow said he should like to say a few words in regard to the report. It was more favourable than in former years, and that was to be attributed to the assistance they had received from the vaiious committees. If other committees in the Union would do likewise, the report would be better next year than this. He was not fond of lecturing, but he must say that the teachers did not assist as they should. The committee received reports with important columns not filled up. Some teachers had rendered valuable assistance, and the committee would be pleased to receive the assistance of other teachers. Mr. T. Rees proposed that the report should be adopted. 31r. J. Barrow seconded, rnd it was carried. PAUPERS CHARGEABLE ELSEWHERE. The Chairman remarked that they were paupers chargeable to this Union who would be found to be chargeable elsewhere if proper enquiries were made. He would suggest that Mr. W. Powell u' make full enquiries into certain cases. VOTE OF THANKS TO DR. PRINGLE. Mr. T. Rees said he should like to propose a vote of tharks to Dr. Pringle, medical superintendent of the Glamorgan County Asylums, for the great assistance he has rendered the Visiting Committee in making enquiries, and affording information in regard to cases chargeable elsewhere and that the Board would feel grateful for further information. Mr. W. Hopkin seconded. He said that Dr. Pringle was not at all satisfied at the treatment of the Board towards him. Many rames had been for- warded by him, and he had taken a great deal of trouble in regard to them, but no steps had been taken in the matter. GIFT OF BOOKS. Mr. J. H. Thomas said he had been deputed 'by the Llwydarth Workmen's Institute to enquire if che Board would accept a number of copies of the III vat rate (I London News for the use of the Cottage Homes and the Workhouse. The Chairman said the Board would be very pleased to accept them.
INTERESTING WFDDING AT COWBRIDGE.I
INTERESTING WFDDING AT COWBRIDGE. On Wednesday forenoon the marriage of Mr. J. S. Thomas, manager of the London and Pro- vincial Bank, Cowbridge, to Miss Annie John, youngest daughter of the late Mr. David John, of Caeready House, near that town, was solemnised at the Parish Church. Tne ceremony took place in the presence of a number of interested suec ators, and was perfoi-nedby the Rev. D. Bowen, vicar, assisted by the Rev. T. C. Davies. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. T. John, solicitor, Pontypridd, and the best man was a brother of the bridegroom. The bride was attired :1 a travelling dress; with bonnet to match, and carried a choice bouquet. The wedding breakfast was laid at the residence of Mr. Arthur Evans (who is marri: i to a sister of the bride) owing to the indisposition of Mrs. John, of Caeready. A bridal hymn was sung in the course of the service, and many congratula- 'ions were given at its close. Tnere was a plentiful sprinkling of rice, and the be'ls chimed merrily during the forenoon. The presents were numerous and valuable. It should be s •" ted tl at the wed- ding cake was supplied by Mrs. Jenkins, of Cardiff. The newly-wedded pair left in the after- noon for Cardiff to catch the London express, where a portion of the honeymoon will be spent. Tne bridegroom is a son of Mr. Thomas, the much- respected ex-deputy chief-constable of Glamorgan (Merthyr). and prior to his appointment at Cow- bridge, Mr. J. S. Thomas was cashier at the Lon- don and Provincial Banking Company's Docks' Branch at Cardiff.
PORTHCAWL NOTES. The present overseers in their collective wisdom have called a vestry at the other extremity this time, viz., Newton Schoolroom. The majority of the people live at Porthcawl, so they follow custom, I suppose, in holding the next at Newton, htlt the business is of but little importance, being no other than passing the ac- counts for the past six months. The notices of motion are eliminated. The overseers have decided that there must be a parish meeting called for the purpose. I was struck forcibly in seeing a fellow-traveller, and ultimately watching him as we journed together in a third class coach. He was a parson, judginglby his dress. He was on a preaching tour, and was evidently rehearsing his sermon in the train, and to hide his manuscript, he had purceased a copy of The South Wales Star. Anent trade at the port, we believe we are right in stating, that there has been more import trade this year than in corresponding weeks any year since the dock was opened. I see by the hoardings that Mr. Arthur Williams, the popular member for South Glamorgan, is speaking at the Assembly-rooms this evening. I must try and go there, and will give a few notes on the meeting in the coming week.
CORRESPONDENCE. THE VICAR OF LLANTWIT-MAJOR AND THE SCHOOL TEACHERS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOCTH WALES STAR. SIR,- Your Llantwit-Major correspondent in your last impression makes an unwarrantable at- tack on a gentleman who was pleased to recognise the position and work of teachers, and who showed his appreciation of their labours by inviting them to spend an afternoon with him. Your corres- pondent, as well as can be made out from his para- graph, accuses the Rev. Mr. Nicholl of hypocrisy and the teachers of simplicity—inasmuch as for the sake of a cup of tea they put themselves •• fast in the toils of clerical bondage." Your correspon- dent refers to the fact that free education is coming, and that the Rev. Mr. Nicholl (for some reasons only known to your correspondent) wishes to discuss the matter with the teachers of the district. Would your correspondent be surprised to hear that the question of free education is out- side the domain of the N.U.T. (See the reports of the Cardiff Conference). Your correspondent is also at sea when he says that only teachers from two school boards are members of the Cowbridge association there are seven teachers from four school boards members. Teachers are per- fectly able to defend themselves from the spleeix of such as your correspondent—they do not thank him for his sympathy it seems as if the green- eyed monster had taken possession of him when he read that the rev. gentleman was kind enough to invite the teachers (not to an educational dis- cussion) but to an aftjuioon's enjoyment.-I am, you-s, &c., AN EX-PRESIDENT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—Seeing a paragraph in your Llantwit-Major Notes respecting the kind invitation of Rev. Mr. Nicho11 to the teachers of the Cowbridge Associa- tion, I wish to state I did not write the paragraph, or have anything to do with its conception, neither do I agree with the thoughts therein expressed.— I am, sir, yours, &c., J. W. DLNSTFN. B rd Schools, Llantwit Major, April 14th, 1891. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAV. SIR,-A paragraph appears under 1 he head of Llantwit Major Notes in your issue of the 10th instant respecting an im itation to a garden party which has been generously given to the Cowbridge and Disi riot Teachers' Association. Now, Sir, that an invPation was given is quite true, but the com- plexion put upon it by your correspondent is utterly devoid of truth. In the invitation conveyed through me no mention was made whatever of discussing educational matters or Free Education, or that others of the cloth should meet the mas- ters. Tne writer of "Notes" must have a very imaginative Vain to concoct a programme of a meet'ng to which he has not been invited. He evidently likes to meddle with other people's busi- ness. So far as I am personally concerned, I would treat the matter with the contempt it deserved, but as it imputes sinister motives to the gentleman who so kindly im itc 1 us, I strongly protest at the ungeiitlemarly and discourteous manner in which the paragraph is couch: d. It has e1 idently been coloured to gratify some ulterior design of the writer. WTas there a sinister design on the part of Lord Bute when he invited the members of the con- ference to a breakfast so recently in Cardiff ? If such gatherings as these are not beneficial to education and the scholastic profession in general, then what is. The prospects of the teachers were never brighter, and yet he says we are in a sorry plight. A sorry mess indeed we should be in if the writer was the champion of our cause but I am pleased to say we are capable of acting on our own behalf, without the assistance of his scurrilous jottings. He further states that only two Boards are represented in the Association. Allow me to inform him there are four, represented by seven members. What he means by clerical bondage I do not understand, but if he suggests that the national schoolmaster is heM in bondage by the clergy he is altogether wrong. Personally, I can honestly say that I breathe in a freer atmosphere than the majority of teachers under a country Board, and I have often found that the master and clergyman are knit together by other bonds than those of duty. In conclusion, allow me to add that the gentleman who gave the invitation takes an active part in educational matters, and recog- nizes the. importance of teachers' work and I hope his example will be followed in other parts of the county.-I am. Sir, yours obediently. ALBERT BROWN, President of C.D.T. Association. Llandough, April 15th, 1891. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FOR THE DISTRICT OF BRIDGEND. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—In common with many others. I am anxious to see the above proceeded with, as there has been much ado about nothing to all appearances yet, in connection with the above object. I have a number of children and am totally unable to give the education I should like them to obtain. I have kept them in school for many years, and three of them are promising youths, and I am afraid that they will not have a chance of this new arrangement. Someone may say that I am writing these from a selfish poi it of i iew, perhaps so, but there are many like me. I cannot account for the great dilatoriness in floating the scheme, everything is talked of, but nothing done. A site we were given to understand was given by Mr. Arthur Williams, or offered by him, but it seems that the main object of a number of Bridg- end folk is to get the school to their town, not for any love of education, but simply to get it there. Now, sir, I beg to suggest that, as far as the locality of the school goes, nothing would be lost if the school was made at Pyle, there are premises lying comparatively idle, which are in the gift of that generous lady of Margam. I mean the celebrated Inn of Pyle, large, lofty, and spacious, it would be made into shipshape for but little money, it would be as convenient to the boys and girls from Garw, Ogmore, Maesteg, and Porthcawl as Bridgend, but it would not be so convenient to Bridgend people, I admit.—Yours, etc. THIRD STANDARD.' -+— THE SOUTH WALES LIBERAL FEDERA- TION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAP. SIR,-Having been away from South Wales for some weeks, the last issue of the Star was the first I came across. May I be allowed to con- gratulate the conductors on the really excellent paper they have prcduced. It will fill a widely felt want, as we are now living in times when it is necessary for Welsh newspapers either to take one side or the other, and not degenerate by endeavour- ing to carry out a "running-with-hare-and-hounds policy." But the reason which has prompted me to pen these few lines, sir, is in reference to the letter of Homo," hailing from Porthcawl, which appeared in your correspondence columns last week. In the main, I heartily agree with his remarks in refe- rence to the constitution of the South Wales Liberal Federation. I am inclined to believe that it is only professional men, preachers, and well-to-do trades- men who are elected to attend the Federation meetings. As your correspondence says, we are tired of reading and hearing the same speakers whose utterances are in- clined to get monotonous. But at the same time the Federation itself is not exactly to blame. If Liberal and Radical working men will only take the interest in the local associations as they should, it would not be long before there would be a gocd representation of workers at the meetings. Let the working men in our parliamentary divisions arise and put their hands to the plough, and goodness knows there is enough Liberal work for us all. Thanking you in anticipation, I remain, etc. A LI3ERAL. Cowbridge. BARRY'S WATER SUPPLY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,-I see by the Cadoxton Police-court report in last weeks' Star, that the Inspector of Nuisance is taking samples of water from wells in the dis- trict for the purpose of analysis. I think it would be well if he turned his attention to the water supplied by the company, as its appearance recently has caused a good deal of uneasiness in the district. By having the result of an analysis made public, a lot of apprehemiop. may be removed. -Yours truly, HOUSEHOLDER.
OGMOKE VALLEY FOOTBALL CLUB.
OGMOKE VALLEY FOOTBALL CLUB. ANNUAL DINNER. The "iird annual dinner in connection with this club was held on Wednesday evening at the Cor- bett Avms, Tynewydd, when. about 70 sat down to, a snbs antial spread. Mr. and Mrs. Storkey, the host and hostess, deserve high commendations for the very excellent dinner provided. Mr. W. John Abergarw, presided, and the vice-chair was occu- pied by Mr. Dorkey. After ample justice had been done to the good things with which the tables were laden, the Chairman proposed The health of the Royal Family," which was drunk with enthusiasm. The Chairman proposed the health of the popular president of the club, Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins. Mr. Vangelder, responded. The A"my and Navy," proposed by Mr. T. Jen- kins and responded by Sergeant Wheatley. The toast of the evening was The Ogmore Valley Football Club," proposed in felicitious terms by Mr. Roberts, and responded in interesting speeches by Messrs. Dorkey, E. Emery, and Chilton. The Visitors," proposed by Mr. Morgan and responded to by Messrs. Connibear and Worthy. The other toasts were," The Press," and The host and hostess." The toast list was enlivened by a number of songs capitally rendered by the following:- Messrs- Vangelder, Edwards, Osborne. E. Emery, W. Cooke, Storkey, and Morgan. A vote of thanks to the Chairman brought a most successful and pleasant evening to o close. Printed and Published for the Proprietors by W. LLEWELLYN WILLIAMS, at the Star Printing Works, Vere Street, Cadoxton-juxta-Barry, in. the County of Glamorgan, April 17th, 1891.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. BRIDGEND. DEATH OF AX OLD INHABITANT.—Mrs. Boulter, of this town, passed from this life on Saturday night. She was a well-known and industrious person, and her face was familiar to travellers passing through Bridg- end Railway Station, as she had presided at the fruit and tea stall there since its erection. COURSING MATCH.—A rabbit-coursing match took place on Monday between the greyhounds Spot" (owned by William Gulliford, Ogmore Valley) and "Spring" (owned by—Styles, Coytrahen) for £ 20 aside; the stake to go to the dog first making 11 catches out of 21. Spring won by three points. HOPE MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY.—The weekly meeting of this society was held on Thursday evening, the 9th inst., Mr. Hill in the chair. An excel- lent paper was read by Mr. Lewis Edwards oil Siioiild the Church provide Amusements for the People." An animated discussion ensued, in which the following took part. Messrs. J. Lewis, W. Hughes, A. Phillips, T..Phillips, R. S. Forrester, W McArthur. J. Grant, and D. P. Morgan. COWBRIDGE. CALVINISTIC METHODISM.—The next nmnth'y meetings of the East Glamorgan Calvir'stic Methodist Association will be held at Cowbridge, on May 13th and 14th. DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMXET.—On Tuesday even- ing last a dramatic entertainment was given by the members of the Cowbridge Histrioric Club, when the comedy Done on both Sides," and the farce, The Eoots at the Swan" was very well performed. The acting of Mr. C. J. Gwyn, and Mr. A. Giles being particularly good. DEATH OF MRS. JOHN WILLIAMS.—1The inhabit- ants of Cowbridge and district will deeply regret .o hear of the death of Mrs. John Williams, the wife of Mr. John William, draper, of this town, which took place about 1.30 p.m. on 'Juesday last, after a very short illness. The deceased who was r n active worker in the temperance cause and Sunday School, and who was at one time president of their Band of Hope, will be much missed in the Calvinistic Methodist Church, Cowbridge, of which she was a member. WEEKLY MARKET. — At the weekly market on Tuesday there was a fairly good supply of stock, which sold at .ate prices. Fat cattle from 6d. to 7d. per lb. Fat calves from 8d. to 9d. per lb. Cows and calves sold at from £ 11 to £ 17. There was a good supply of sheep on offer, which sold at 9d. per 1h: (extreme value for nice weights), and heavy sheep for less money. Pigs were in average supply, and sold at from 14s. to 46s. each. POLICE NEWS.—At the Borough Police Court on Tuesday (before E. John, Esq., Mayor; and F. W. Dunn, Esq., county magistrate), Superintendent Thomas charged Charles Long with being drunk and disorderly on Saturday, the 11th instant, by the Com- mercial Hotel. On being requested to go away he replied he could not. Subsequently he had to be taken to the police-station, behaving violently oil the way. He was fined 5s. Sergeant Smith proved the case.- The next was that of the overseers of Cowbridge against Morgan Davies for non-payment of rates. This case which was adjourned a fortnight ago was again brought on, but it was intimated that the matter had been settled.—Superintendent Thomas charged Isaac Thomas of Llanblethian with being drunk and dis- orderly. Police-constable proved the case. Ordered to pay 10s., the costs.—Mr. Goddard Lockwood, in- spector under the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, charged Will. Fielding with cruelty to a horse on March 14th last (Fair Day). The defendant was fined 10s. and costs.—Mr. Goddard Lockwood charged Joseph Spencer and John Hopkins with cruelty to horse. John Hopkins did not appear, and the cases were adjourned on the application of the de- fendant. PORTHCAWL. THE ILEST."—Messrs. Crawshay Brothers have sent a cheque for £ 200 in ;d of the building extension fund at the Porthcawl Rest. Tenders have been a:1- veltised for carrying out this work. ATTEND, LIBERALS, IN YOUR HUNDREDS!— South Glamorgan's worthy and energetic Parliamen- tary representative, Mr. Arthur J. Williams, will address a meeting of his constituents at the Assembly Rooms, New-road, at eight o'clock to-night (Friday). County Councillor Evans will take the chair, and we trust that the hall will be crowded to its utmost capacity. Members of the local Liberal Association are asked to be present at 7.15 p.m. We hope that they won't forget. We trust that the Porthcawl Liberals will assemble in goodly ntimbers, and accord their member a right royal reception. NANTYMOEL. COLLIERY ENTERPRISE.—Sinking operations have been going on for some time at Norths' Navigation Company's colliery known as the Wyndham. One of the two pit* has already been run down to the fresh seam-the seven feet measure-and almost immedi- ately the second pit will alse be run down to the same depth, this being necessary to establish a return for the air after permeating the workings. When the ex- cavations are completed, it is understood that the out- put will reach an average of 1,000 tons of coal per day, an increase of 300 tons upon the present capabilities of the workings. Tnis snorkl be very welcome news to all whose interests are identical with those of the Ogmore. It is said that under the able management of Mr. Rees, the above colliery is rapidly becoming very valuable property, and certain to yield a good re- turn for all the money being spent upon it. AN AMICABLE SETTLEMENT.—An election in the case of the candidates for the Board of Guardians was avoided by an arrangement among the candidates themselves, Mr. Thomas Williams and Mr. Jones withdrew, leaving Mr. Varghan and Mr. Price to be returnod unopposed. No one will regret this issue of matters. THE READING-ROOM.—We have nothing to say against the supply of papers at this institution, the re- quirements of the place a -e fairly well gauged and supplied. It is when attention is averted from current literature, to the contents of the so-called library, that there is room for serious complaint. We have never looked over a collection of books so thoroughly unread- able as this. The fiction department is so scantily re- presented as to be scarcely said to exist. Any intelli- gent committee should understand that reading of much lighter kind is required, when providing for a locality where the readers are drawn principally from the haid-working class. It would be interesting to know by what rale the committee were guided in selecting the volumes of this d y-as-dust library. OG MORE VALLEY. RESIGNATION OF DR. EDWARDS.—"We understand that Dr. Edwards is about to resign his position as assistant to Dr. Thomas, Nantymoel. His friends are getting up a testimonial to present him before he leaves the place. Many here will be sorry to part with him. ACCIDENT AT THE WYNDHAM PIT.-Whilst a workman named Thomas Petty was engaged in break- ing a large stone at the Wyndham Pit on Tuesday night a piece of the stone flew against his face and cut it rather badly, as well as injuring the bone of his lower jaw. FRIEKDLY SOCIETIES' DEMONSTRATION.—It is proposed to have a grand turn-out of all the lodges belonging to the different Friendly Societies in the valley here next summer, and to invite several M.P.'s and other influential gentlemen to address the same. The promoters of the scheme have met several times to arrange matters, and they have sent invitations to all the societies in the valley to join in making it a success. The Nantymoel lodges have taken the matter up very enthusiastically, but as yet the Tynewydd lodges are rather indifferent with regard to it. CONCERT.—On Monday evening, the 13th inst., the Wesleyan Society held a concert at Dinam Chapel, Nantymoel. Mr. John Bennett, Tynewydd, was chair- man Mr. J. Osborne, Tynewydd, presided a, the harmonium, and Miss Cassie Rees, Tynewydd, pre- sided at the piano. Mr. R. F. Bennett was conductor of the choir. After the singing of a hymn and a few introductory remarks from the Chairman the programme was proceeded with. Appended is the programme :—Overture, March of the Men of Gla- morgan," Miss Cassie Rees glee, Wesleyan Choir duett, Come away," Misses Emily Davies and Adams chorus (march), Come, merry comrades, come," Male Voice Party bass solo, The anchor," Mr. D. Kinsey anthem, "Now is Christ risen," Wesleyan Choir; solo, Baner ein Gwlad (encored), Mr. 1. J. Lewis solo selected, Miss E. Davies duett, Flow gently, Deva," Messrs. W. Davies and R. F. Bennett; solo, Aunty," Mrs. Llewellyn (encored), The Lost Chord"; anthem, The Promised Land," Wesleyan Choir; solo, "Mary Lee," Mr. W. Davies (encored), Children's Home duett, Down the Twilight Stream," Miss E. Davies and Mr. J. Lewis solo, "No, sir," Mrs. Llewellyn (encored); sailor's chorus, Male Voice Party; duett, I wandered in dreams," Miss E. Davies and Mr. W. Davies; anthem, "Around the Starry Throne," Wes- leyan Choir finale, Hen wlad fy Nhadau." ELECTION OF GUARDIANS—Mr. D. Vaughan, Aber House, and Mr. D. Price, Nantymoel, have been elected guardians for the parish of Llandyfodwg, and Mr. J. Thomas, Wyndham Arms Hotel Mr. R. Thomas, senior, Pantyrawel Farm; and Mr. E. Lowis, Pontycymmer, have been returned unopposed for Llangeinor parish. LLANCARFAN. CHURCH TOWER DEDICATION SERYICES.-The restoration of Llancarfan Church tower having been completed and the bells re-cast and re-hung, the Lord Bishop of Llandaff has promised to. preach at the dedication service which will take place on Tuesday next, at eleven a.m. The Bishop will also hold a confirmation service in the afternoon at three p.m. There will also be an evening service at. 8.30, when an English service will be preached by the Rev. S. Rowland Jones (vicar of Glyntait), followed by a- Welsh sermon by the Rev. Camm E ,-ans (vicar of Rhymney). Collections will be made in aid of the tower fund. LLANTWIT-MAJOR. PRixMROSE LEAGUE MEETING.—A meeting under the ausrroes of the above league was held at the Town-bad, Llantwit-Major, on Wednesday, the 8th inst. Mr. Jenkins (Great Frampton) occupied the chair, and on the plattorm were Messrs. B. Nicholl, D. Nicholl, K. Griffiths (Bridgend), and Mr. Greenwood Huntley, a Primrose League lecturer. There was a. good attendance of women and children, but the voteril of the district were conspicuous by their absence, not more than thirty being present. The speaker illus- trated his subject with lime-light views, and dwelt largely v. ith what he was pleased to call the sins of comm'saioi} and the sins of omission of the Liberal party. A vote of thanks to the lecturer and to the chairman brought the meeting to a close. SALVATION ARMY FUNERAL.—On Saturday last the mortal rema'ns of Mr. Evan Endicot, a member of the Salvation Army and ex-member of band were buried at the grave-yard adjoining the Baptist C-iapel, Llantwit-Major. There was a large attendance of the Army members, together with the band, who came all the way from r strad, Rhondda, to show their respect for the deceased. The funeral was a very solemn one, the band playing in front of the funeral through the town to the chapel, where the service was conducted by the Rev. Owen Davies. Several of the Army officers prayde and spoke at the grave. The coffin was of noiished elm with brass trimmings. The breast-plate ,)ore the inscription, Evan Enuicot, died April 7th, 1891, aged 38 years." The deceased leaves a widow and two children. VALE OF GLAMORGAN RAILWAY—The pro- moters of the above line are making progress towards starting the undertaking. Mr. Forrest, agent to Lord Windsor, has, on behalf of the promoters, issued circulars. to the landlords asking them to state the terms on which the land required for constructing the line has been granted, and appealing to them to take some portion of the money in hand in shares. It is gratifying to be able to announce that several of the landlords have signified their willingness take a large portion in shares, and we hope that the rest vdill follow their good example, and give the pro jeet the encouragement it deserves. MAESTEG. A SAD ACCIDENT.—On Thursday last a little child, aged two years, the daughter of Mr. H. Merri- man, Temple-street, fell into a pan of water in the house, and was drowned.—An inquest was held Oil Saturday at the Police-station, before Mr. H. Cuth- bertson, when a verdict of Found drowned" was returned. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—These services were held on Sunday and Monday last at the Tabernacle, Siloh, and Garth Churches. There w&e crowded con- gregations at each of the services, and eloquent sermons were preached by the Revs. R. Allen and — Jones at the Tabernacle the Revs. Owen Jones. J. Ffoulkes, and D. Jones, B.A., at Siloh and the Revs. O. Morgan, Resolven, and Oscar Owen, Bridgend, at Garth. CADOXTON. CRICKET CLUB.-Last Saturday afternoon a plea- sant afternoon's game was enjoyed by a goodly number of the members of the Cadoxton Cricket Club at Brock's Field, Cadoxton. MARKET.—Business at the Cadoxton Market ex- hibited a marked improvement on that transacted on previous weeks. The Cadoxton Brass Band played selections during the evening, and proved a great source of attraction. ALTERATIONS.—At the King WTilliam the Fourth Hotel there has just been completed a splendid im- provement. Mr. McGill, on the site of the old bowling alley, has had erected a large and spacious dining-hall, which will be of great service on tne occasion of club ^dinners, >tc. A splendid kitchen, fitted with the best cooking apparatus, has been erected. The hall itself is eminently fitted to hold public meetings, &c. There is an entrance entirely apart from the hotel. Host McGill is to be congratulated on his enterprise, which it is to be hoped will be well rewarded. CALVINISTIC METHODISM.—At the monthly meet- ings of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodises of East Glamorganshire, held at Pont-Neath-Vaughan, on Wednesday anu Thursday of last week, the Rev. W. Jones, To.i Ystrad, presiding, trustees were appointed for the new Welsh Chapel at Cadoxton, and per- mission was given to the Cadoxton English Chapel to build, a new chapel, their present schoolroom having been closeu. PRESENTATION TO THE EX-CHIEF-CONSTABLK OF GLAMORGAN.—A very interesting ceremony took place on Saturuay last at the Canton Police-station, when Colonel H. Gore Lindsay, the late chief-con- stable of the county of Glamorgan, bade farewell to the members of the force. There was a large atten- dance of supenntendents, inspectors, sergeants, and constables. The late chief-constable was presented with a massive silver bowl, costing about £70 guineas and subscribed for by every member of the force* The presentation was made by Mr. Superintendent Thomas, and was feelingly acknowledges by Colonel Lindsay. DEATH OF MRS. LONG, VERE-STREET.—It is with regret that we announce the death of Mrs. Long, widow of the late Mr. Edv. in Long, who resided with her mother at the Cadoxton Post Office, at Vere- street. The sad event took place on Monday last. The deceased had been ailing for about two years, being a victim to consumption. She had been confined to her bed for six montlls, and was attended by Dr. O'Donuell (Cadoxton) and Dr. Price (Cardiff). She was only thirty-two years of age, and leaves one child, a little girl. Much sympathy has been extended to- wards the relatives of the deceased, who are highly esteemed in the town. BARRY. RAINING AT BARRY, FINE AT CADOXTON.— Between one and two o'clock on Tuesday rain came down in torrents at Barry. The rainfall was con- spicuous by its absence at Cadoxton. GAS COOKERY LECTURES.— Under the auspices of the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company, Mrs. Thwaites, from the Liverpool School of Cookery, is announced to deliver in this district a course of lectures on cooking, together with an exhibition of gas-cooking and heating appliances. The lectures will take place at the Barry Public Hall on Tuesday and Wednesaay next, and at the Cadoxton Public Hall on Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Thwaites will lecture daily, in the afternoon at three, and in the evening at seven o'clock and will give practical examples of high-class cooking and economical cookery. There will be a change of mi'nu at each demonstration. A CORRECTION.— We are sorry that, through inad- vertence, we made a mistake in our account of the assau -t case, Mrs. Collier r. Edmund Parry, in our last week s issue. We said that Edmund Parry was a train foreman, but we learn that the E. Parry in question i3 a fireniam. Mr. E. Parry, train foreman, did not appear in the case at all. We are sorry that the similarity of names occasioned the mistake, and hope that it has caused no serious annoyance to any of tne parties concerned.