PRESENTATION MEETING AT PONTYCYMMER. DEPARTURE OF DR. McALLEN. On Monday night last n, public meeting was held at the Welsh Methodist Vestry. Pontycymmer. in order to present Dr. Thomas McAllen, assistant to Dr. E. J. Parry, with a testimonial and purse of gold on his departure for New Zealand. It was given as a token of the high esteem in which he Was held by the inhabitants, and how they appre- ciated his laudable character and unremitting attention to duty. Considering that little over a fortnight has elapsed since the installation of the movement, and that during that time the large sum of £ 60 has been raised, is sufficient evidence of the manner in which Dr. McAllen has raised himself in the estimation of the public of Ponty- cymmer. The large room was crowded with a very influential audience, whose enthusiasm was amply L uisplayed throughout the proceedings. The ener- getic secretary of the movement was Mr. M. -Hughes, who. with the committee, have been assiduously engaged throughout. The chair was taken by Mr. D. John (Braichycymmer Collieries), and among- the others present were observed :— Mrs. Jones (Braichycymmer Farm). Mrs. D. John. Dr. E. J. Parry. Revs. J. Lamb and F. Davies. Dr. Bond (Dr. McAllen's successor^, Messrs. Matthew Owen, D. Edwards, W. Jenkins. J. Pendant, &e., &c. The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, said they were congregated to honour one to whom fconour was due. (Hear, hear.) He defined the ftanner in which the movement had originated as being through the expressed sentiments of the inhabitants in private conversation, practically displayed by the handsome way they had come forward to contribute. The committee were Unanimous in the affair, and vied with each other in every respect. Detailing the manner adopted tor collection, he said as one. if ever such a deserv- Ing subject was mooted again, there would be no compunction on his part to going about. (Cheers.) Mr. J. Maddocks was then called upon. Address- Ing them in Welsh, the speaker upheld the remarks as to the pleasantness of collecting for the move- ment. He earnestly hoped Dr. McAllen would Oieet with every success on his journey through *ife. and would be as duly honoured henceforth as ne was that night. They had felt disappointed in losing him. but they heartily (he was assured) wished him God speed and prosperity." (Cheers.) Mr. AVilliam Thomas said they would prefer having Dr. McAllen's company a thousand times than his room, and rather see him staying than going over the ocean. (Hear. hear.) He testified, aud especially wished to do so publicly, to the un- hesitating manner in which the doctor had per- formed his duty, either when called upon by day 0r night. (Cheers.) It was to be hoped he would long continue to do so. and that he would use his life to comfort the families wherein sickness had entered, and alleviate the sufferings of hunvanity. (Hear, hear.) However, there was a feeling of disappointment prevalent among the female section in the valley that Dr. McAllen was going away without taking one of them with him. Women Were scarce in Australia, so he had heard—(laugh- ter)—and he would personally ad vise the doctor to take one of the smart young ladies from the valley to be a com fort to him" on the way. (Laughter and cheers.) He (Dr. McAllen) had been in Wales among Welshmen, and had succeeded in warming the hearts of the people towards him, and he could never utter a better parting injunction than "GobeithÜt yn Xuw, canys Efe vw awdwr pob Peth." (Cheers.) Mr. David Davies (Ffaldau) followed, and in wishing him the same success in the future, said there was a great difference between the doctors in the Valley at that time than many years ago. He remembered the time when the greatest difficulty \as experienced in obtaining medical services in the daytime, without mentioning the night. It Used to be asked (and he remembered one case in Particular) when a doctor was wanted, Are the hounds out. If they were. it was the natural Sequence that the doctor was with them. They were improving now in that respect. If they re- quired a doctor, they found him always willing. Whether in the middle of the day or night, to do Anything to alleviate suffering. It was especially 80 with Dr. McAllen. In conclusion, he wished that recognition of his services would be a stimulus to him elsewhere, and that he. would succeed in taking so many friends as he had done at that Place. a (Cheers.) Mr. D. Thomas (under manager IVest Rhondda Colliery) then made the presentation of the tes- timonial on behalf of the committee. Mr. M. hughes (the secretary) read it out as follows :— To Thomas McAllen. Esq.. M.B.C.M. Dear Sir,—We. the inhabitants of the Garw Valley, ^vinjr learned that you purpose leaving Wales for Cv,' Zealand, cannot permit our connection to be 8?vered without conveying to you our high apprecia- tion of your medical qualifications and of the faith- ful manner in which you have discharged your pro- fessional duties as assistant to E. J. Parry, Esq., M.D. The devotion to duty so marked in your constant at- tendance upon the sick and afflicted, sympathy shown towards the suffering, and the unremitting attention bestowed upon patients under your charge, are pro- verbial about the district. You seem to be perform- lllff your duties from such a high motive and pure 8Pirit, that -whenever, day or night, urgent calls -were 'Bade npon yon, no efforts were spared on your part in ^ttendins: promptly to the wants of the sufferers, OUr skill and knowledge of surgery, so often put to the test in this colliery district, and the successful banner in which all operations were performed, prove tO us that vou are fullv competent in this branch of your professional work. While we deeply regret Your departure from the Garw Valley, we cannot but rejoice in the hope that you will find a sphere even ifiore extensive and profitable, and worthy of your *%h Qualifications, and where you may repeat the fcoble manner in which you have served us here. We Shall look back with pleasure to the time you were Mth us and your great zeal, steady devotion to duty, high moral character, and upright conduct, together ^"ith the unusual attentiveness in all your cases w.Il never fade from our hearts' memories. We always found in you a true and confiding friend. We trust and wish that your future career will be very prosperous, and that your life may long be spared i (;¡dorn the medical profession, and to alleviate the sufferings of humanity, a work for which you appear to be so eminently qualified in, We beg your accept- ance of the accompanying gift and further tok.1 of our deepest respect for you, and for the sake of <; Auld ^■ng Syne." The testimonial was signed by Mr. D. John (chairman), John Griffiths (treasurer), Morgan I ling hes (secretary),Matthew Owen,Thomas Davies, and William Jenkins (committee). In presenting it, Mr. Thomas referred to the value of the good name made by the recipient, through that person's energy, supplemented by that noble trait—honesty. It was an old Welsh sayino- ;1 Enw da sydd well na chvfoeth lawer.' It" would follow him whithersoever he went. (Cheers). Mrs. Jones (Braichycymmer) in presenting the Purse of gold to Dr. McAllen wished the presence of the Lord with him. The Secretary here read the balance-sheet show- ing the total amount collected to be £ 60 8s. 2d., and the amount in the purse to be 15 5. (Applause). Dr. McAllen. in returning thanks, said I thank You verv heartily for the generous token of your esteem and courtesy. It is quite impossible to assure you of the high price at which I value it. 1 shall always look back at the time I spent in Pontycymmer as the best part of my life, and this a red letter day in my history. (Applause). I am happy to meet you here to-night, sorry to part from you. and will be happy to meet you again. (Loud and continued applause, all the audience joining in sin<nntr Auld Lang Syne.") The" Rev. J. Lamb (B.) was the next speaker Who testified to the spontaneous sympathy and £ ood feelings of the inhabitants actuating them to tr:àke the presentation. (Hear, hear). He said p they did not speak in those flattering terms, almanack fashion." as was sometimes done at those gatherings, but it was the language of the heart which spoke so highly of the recipient of the testimonial that evening. (Cheers). He then lengthily referred to the sober habits, reserved banner, and good qualifications of the recipient, and in the most critical moments they had observed this significantly displayed. (Cheers). If Dr. McAllen performed his duty as he had done he was sure he would win a name despite all ^versities. and eventually prosper. (Cheers). Mr. T. Jones (bootmaker) gave a bardic address, which appears in our Welsh column. Dr. E. J. Parry, M.D., was then called upon. He 1:'050 to speak' with very mixed feelings indeed, Qn the one hand it gave him great pleasure to see 4,0 many persons present, and on the other hand, <leep regret at being near losing him. (Hear. kear.) It was only the comparatively short period of about 20\- years that he had come amongst them, 2 and he was proud to see that. his efforts to do his <luty had been so well appreciated. (Cheers). It ^as unnecessary to speak of his abilities. He came there well-trained from one of out very ancient Universities, with high degrees, and very qood recommendations. (Cheers.) Subsequently his patients and work had shown that the practical Post of his profession had been carried out with Vf)ry good results indeed. (Cheers.) Personally 518 a medical mnn he could speak of him as being eminently qualified for a district such as theirs. 5e had thereby greatly endeared himself to them, ^"he fact was that he never put on side." and that he has not attempted to placo himself above them Was sufficient to do this. (Cheers.) After stating that they would mi?s him very much, Dr. Parry, Mio displayed great emotion, was obliged to give up. Dr. Thomas also followed as to his professional Capabilities and high moral character. The Rev. T. Davies also followed in Welsh, re- marking that they had been very fortunate in their medical gentleman, and amongst the assist- ants of Dr. Parry none was more liked than Dr. McAllen. (Cheers.) Mr. Matthew Owen was always impressed that one very prominent feature in the character of the recipient was the unflinching attention manifest about him at all times. Earnestness and attention to duty were the two most prominent features in his character. It seemed to him that Dr. McAllen was like one of the Puritan fathers during a con- gress at Connecticut many years ago. They were all congregated when suddenly darkness overwhelmed the building. Some of them speculated as to whether the end of the world had not really come, and one of them suggested that they should go home. "No!" said an old Puritan, i; bring candles here if the end of the world is come, let us be found doing our 1 duty." (Applause.) It was the opinion he had of Dr. McAllen. While expressing very great sorrow, he joined in the hearty good wishes of the a-sf mbly. Cries for Mrs. John were greeted with a small sentence of eulogy from that lady, and the Chair- man. referring to his genial wife, said it was she first put the idea of a testimonial in his head. (Applause). Songs were interspersed with speeches as fol- lows "Sailing," Mr. Cerddor Davies: "Ben My Chvee." and Off to Philadelphia," Mr. Evan David; "I Bias Gogerddan," Mr. Robert James; song, ó; 0 rest in the Lord," a young vocalist (Bliss Thomas) who exhibits good promise. Votes of thanks to the chairman, the collectors and organisers, and to the representative of the Smith iValcx Star for attending, were carried with applause, and the enjoyable proceedings termi- nated by singing Hen wlad fy Xhadau."
BARRY (U.D.) SCHOOL BOARD. The fortnightly meeting of the Barry (U.D.) School Board was held at the Board School-room, Cadoxton, on Monday afternoon last, Mr. J. Lowdon in the chair. There were present besides Dr. O'Donnell, Captain Davies, the Rev. J. Price, Mr. E. F. Blackmore, Mr. W. H. Lewis (clerk), and Mr. D. Griffiths (attendance officer).—After the minutes of the previous meeting had been read and con- firmed, the Clerk read a letter from Mr. D. Herbert to the effect that the Board had not replied to his request for compensation, for injuries received by his son while under the charge of the teacher at Barry Dock School.—The Clerk was instructed to write to say that the Board were neither legally nor morally liable to pay compensation for what was a mere accident.— The appointment of Miss Sarah Ann Evans, of Ferndale, as assistant-teacher at the Cadoxton Infant School, which was recommended by a com- mittee of the whole Board, was confirmed.—A letter was read from the Education Department to the effect that new bye-laws would have to be sub- mitted for approval of the department. It was decided that the Chairman and Mr. Blackmore be appointed a sub-committee to inquire into the whole matter.—The Clerk read a letter from the Trades' Council, together with the resolution of the London School Board on the question of sub- letting of contracts, fee.—Captain Davies remarked that the Board had promised that the resolution of the London School Board would be acted upon in the Barry district.- The Chairman said that the Board had only agreed that the Union rate of wages would be paid while nothing was promised as to the sub-letting of con- tracts.—Dr. O'Donnell said that the Board were already working on the lines of the resolution of the London School Board. They had agreed to pay the Union rate of wages, and that no sub-contracts should be let without the sanction of the Board. The question of appointing a clerk of works was the only thing which the Board was not agreed upon. -The Chairman remarked that no sub-contracts could be let, according to the Board's bye-laws, without the consent of the architect.— Dr. O'Donnell And therefore the Board has no power of sanctioning or allowing sub-letting.—The Chairman: But the architect is our servant, and we have pnvcr over him in that way.—Dr. O'Donnell: Bat the Board has never been consulted on the matter.—The Clerk then read a minute of the IHst meeting of the Board when it was determined that the union rate of wages should be paid, and that no further con- tracts should be sub-let. without the sanction of the Board.—The Chairman said that there was one part of the resolution of the London School P.oard which he thought very fair on the question of sub- letting. It provided that no part of a contract should be sub-let, unless it was outs:de the ordinary course of the contractor's business. He was afraid, however, that it would lead to some dispute as to what was or was not in "the ordinary course of business 1 of a contractor.—Dr. P J. O'Donnell pointed out that the architect would advise the Board on such points. It had been done in other cases in connection with Local Board work, e.rj., granolithic pavements had been laid down by sub-contractors.—It was eventually decided that a copy of the minute of the Board should be sent to the Trades' Council.—In intro- ducing the subject of the attendance officer's salary, the Chairman said that the Board had to decide first, whether they would appoint a man who would devote his whole time to the work and secondly, what salary they were pre- pared to give him. He (the Chairman) thought that an attendance officer was wanted who would give them his whole time. It was imperative that before the opening of the Holton School a census should be made of the whole district, and a return should be made of the people who have children.—Dr. O'Donnell Is one officer sufficient ? — The Chairman We should have a principal attendance officer who would devote all his time, and an assistant like the present one, who would give a portion of his time.—Captain Davies proposed. Mr. Blackmore seconded, and it was carried unanimously, that a principal attendance officer be appointed, who would devote, his whole time to the work.—The question of salary was deferred till the next meeting of the Board, the Clerk remarking that at Swansea the commencing salary was £ 65, increas- ing every year until it reached X80 at Newport it was £ 78 Llanwonno, £ 72, and a bonus of 1 per cent. on attendance over 75 per cent. at Bristol the commencing salary is 30s. a week at Ystrad. t- 90 and uniform at Merthjr, 25s. a week and 2/4 for clothes. Several members remarked that a fixed salary would be better, but the whole question was deferred for further consideration at the next meeting.— The committee appointed for the purpose reported that the supervision exercised by the architects of the Holton School was quite satisfactory.—After some further business, the Clerk reported that ap- plications had been received for the vacant masterships at Holton Schools—181 for the head-mastership 6f the Boys' School. 43 for the post of head-mistress for the Girls' School, and 41 for the post of head-mistress of the Infant School making in all a total of 212. A sub-committee was appointed, consisting af the Chairman. Dr. O'Donnell, Captain Davies, Riiv. J. Price, and Mr. E. F. Blackmore, to reduce the number of ap- plicants to twenty for the Boys' School, and ten for the other two. A meeting of the sub-com- mittee will be held on Friday next at six p.m. at Barry, and a committee of the whole Board will meet on Monday next at 7 p.m. at Cadoxton to receive the report of the sub-committee, to further reduce the number of applicants, and to appoint a date when the selected candidates shall appear before the Board.—Abetter was read from Miss Mary Jones,, of Barry, pointing out that her engagement would terminate on Oct. 31st.—The Chairman remarked that Miss Jones had proved to be a capital teacher, and that the Board would suffer great loss by her departure.—It was de- cided that at the next meeting of the Board the question of the .staff for the Holton Schools would have to be considered. — Captain Davies proposed, and Mr. E. F. Blackmore seconded.and it was carried unanimously that Monday, November 2nd, be fixed as the date of opening the Infant School at Holton.- Miss Jane Williams, an ex-pupil teacher under the Board, was appointed an assistant teacher at the Barry Dock Infant School up to the examina- tion. — The Chnirman read a letter from General Lee to the effect that the attend- ance officer had been guilty of discourtesy to the bench of magistrates by prosecuting a boy named Charles Turner for non-attendance when the boy had been refused admission into the school. It transpired, however, that the boy's father was anxious to get the boy removed to an Industrial School, and that the Board had prosecuted in order to aid the father.—A letter from Mr. W. D. Rees. of the Cardiff Higher Grade School, raised a discussion as to what was meant by i; canvassing" members of the Board. Mr. Rees had sent to the members of the Board. copies of his testimonials when applying for the hea-l-mastership of the Holton Boy.V School, and had since heard that that was not allowed. It transpired, however, that several other candidates had sc-ut testimonials, and as some members thought that it was allowable and others thought not. the 6ubject was Buffered to drop,— Tht; dates of the examinations were announced to Tht; dates of the examinations were announced to be as follows:—Holton-road School, Tuesday, October 6 Cadoxton Infant and Mixed School, October 7 Mixed. October 6 and !); Barry Dock Infant and Mixed School, October 1G.-It was decided that tenders for the supply of coal to the schools be advertised in the two local papers,— This was the principal business.
BRIDGEND ADJOURNED LICENSES! G_ '■ ESSIONS. The adjourned licensing session for the mapis- terial division of Bridgend was held at the Poiice- court, Bridgend, on Saturday last. The justices on the bench were :—Mr.R. W. Llewellyn (chair- man" Rev. C. R. Knight, Col. Franklen. Messrs. C. P. Davies, Edwin Price, and W. S. Powell. GEXEKAL APPLICATIONS. The application of Mr. Alfred Nicholas, on be- half of-the firm of Xicholas and Rees. grocers, Aberkenfig', for an off wine licence, for whom Mr. R. Scale appeared, was supported by the evidence on oath of Mr. Evan David, Tynygarn, who de- posed to knowing applicant for many years as being of good moral character. After proving the necessary notices the licence was granted. Mr. R. Scale (Scale and David) also appeared for Mr. Wm. Thomas for the renewal of the licence of the Talbot Arms, Aberkenfig, standing in his name.—Mr. Evan David (Tynygarn). and Mr. Evan Matthews, guardian of the parish, gave evidence of character, which Mr. Scale contended was sufficient to ensure the renewal.—Licence granted. The licenses of the following houses were also granted with a distinct caution as to conducting them in the future :—Catherine David, Rose and Crown, Xottage Benjamin Edwards. Dunraven Arms, Brvncethin and Mary Ann Davies. Fox and Hounds, Brynmcnin. APPLICATION FOR PROVISIONAL LICENSE. Mr. Thomas Williams, of the Bear Hotel. Bridgend, applied for a provisional licence to sell beer, spirits, &c., at a house to be built on Gelli Farm, Llangonoyd. on land of the Ely Brewery Co. Mr. W. R. Randall (Randall, Wilson, and Cay) appeared for the applicant, and Mr. W. Powell (Cuthbertson and Powell, Neath) applied to oppose on behalf of Mr. Daniel Evans.—Mr. Powell raised an objection that the premises were situate in the parish of Glyncorrwg, by virtue of an order made by the Local Government Board under the Divided Parishes Act. and if that were so it was in the Neath Petty Sessional Division, and this Bench had no jurisdiction.—Rev. C. R. Knight How do you show that this Bench have ceased to-have jurisdiction over the whole parish of Llangonoyd ? — Mr. Powell By virtue of this order. — Mr. Knight Yes, that is only with reference to highways.— Mr. Powell No, sir, with regard to the petty sessional division. He read the Act, which stated that parishes may be divided for certain special purposes—for appointment and "otiier local administration." which brought the point in. Rev. C. n. Knight Which. I don't think, will in- clude licences. Then, there is Clause 4, which provides for the action of justices, and, I contend, action of justices sitting as the licensing authority as well as for the trial of offences.—The Clerk Both being judicial and administrative capacities. —Mr. Randall said this was evidently a moot point. This case had been heard and the applica- tion granted last year. However, leaving the point to the decision of the Bench, he would call their attention to the fact that the Bench at Neath last year, when asked to confirm this licence then granted by them, thought there should not be licensing provision made for a prospective increase, and in no case would they grant a licence until the population was actually there.—-The Chairman here intimated that the Bench had over-ruled the objection of Mr. Powell.—Mr. Randall (con- tinuing) said there was no actual population there as yet therefore, the Bench would feel themselves bound to fall in with the views of the Licensing Committee this year, or allow him to go before them again this year. In answer to the Bench. Mr. Randall said he could show no more actual population than last year. The pits were being sunk deeper at the place, and as soon as they reached the coal a large place would almost im- mediately spang up. The house itself had not yet been built, and the actual population was not there therefore, he presuni'-d the Licensing Com- mittee would act upon the f-ame principle as last year.—The Bench agreed with Mr. Randall that the Licensing Ccmtnittee wonM probably be of the same opinion as last vea". and refused the licence. —Mr. Randall We shall hop • to come before you next year again.—Rev. C. R. Knitrht With a better case. I hope.—Mr. Randall Well, sir, it was as good a case for ycu as last year.
BRIDGEND HOARD OF GUARDIANS. At the usual weekly meeting of this Board held at the Union Workhouse on Saturday, the Rev. F. W. Edmondes presiding, there were present Mr. Rees Thomas, Pyle (vice chairman), Rev. H. Lewis. Colonel Warlow, Messrs. T. L. Roberts, Win. Howells (Wick). Edward Lewis. E. Williams, Win. Hopkin. Jlopkin Williams, D. Thomas, D. Bowen, Thomas Rees, Lemuel Griffiths, John Williams, Griffith Thomas. J. H. Thomas. John Thomas (Coychurch Higher), and J. Barrow. THE STATE OF PAUPERISM. The Clerk read the statistics of relief up to the 18th September last as follows :—Mr. John's district: 106, last year. 112 Mr. Punter's district, 158; last year 158 Mr. Jones's district, 292 last year 358 Mr. E. David's district, 250: last year 317. The number of non-resident paupers was 51 last year 34. The total of the whole was 858, and last year, 979 this was a decrease in the number of paupers of 121. The amount paid was £89 lis. 9d., and last year £ 102.—The Chairman observed that the number of paupers in the house was at present very small.—The Vice-chairman Very small, indeed.—The Chairman understood that it had never been so low. ^ACCOMMODATION FOR THE HEARSE. The Vice-chairman reported that the House Committee were of opinion that the work of pro- viding a place for the accommodation of the hearse should be proceeded with at once. The contractor (Mr. Dare) was willing to keep it at his place for a short time, but there was nothing said as to payment.—It was resolved, on the motion of Mr. James Barrow, that the matter be referred back to the House Committee to report to the Board next week as to the desirability of erecting a wooden, brick, or stone building, in order to prepare the usual formality of getting and sub- mitting plans through the Local Board.—Also, on the suggestion of Mr. Thomas Rees. the question of providing a proper coal-house was included in the motion for the consideration of the committee. THE RECENT MAGISTERIAL PROCEEDINGS. The Clerk reported that proceedings were taken against the woman Harriet Young Young at the Bridgend Police-court the previous Saturday, but owing to the fact that the doctor would not swear that the boy was injured in any way through the alleged cruelty, and the children evidence alone being insufficient, the case was dismissed.—Mr. T. L. Roberts In any case, we have done good work, sir.—Mr. Thomas Rees I don't think so.—Mr. Roberts We have provided a home for children without a home. CONTRACTS. The Board then considered the tenders received for the supply of clothing and necessaries for the next half-year to both the Union and Cottage Homes. They were decided upon as follows :— WORKHOUSE.—Bread, 5Id. per 41b. loaf Deme- rara sugar. 19s. 6d. per cwt.; lump sugar, 21d. per lb. rice, 16s. per cwt. currants, 4.|d. per Ib. Scotch oatmeal, 15s. per cwt.—Mr. W. H. John, Dunraven-place, Bridgend beef, 7d. per Ib. mutton, 8d. per Ib. leg bones, 2(5. 3d. each officers' meat. 8d. per lb.—Mr. John Llewellyn tea, Is. 4d. per lb. officers'tea. 2s. per lb.; soda, 3s. 6d. per cwt.—Messrs. Hughes and Evans, Nolton-street, Bridgend butter (first Cork), Is. per Ib. cheese, 6d. per lb.: officers' cheese, 8d. per lb.; Welsh bacon, 8d. per lb.—Mr. W. Powell, Rotunda-buildings, Bridgend: split peas, 6d. per bushel; and soap (first extra)—Mr. D. Williams, Bridgend new milk, lid. per gallon—Mr. T. Rowe coal, 16s. a ton—Mr. Jonah Chappell,; grogram, lOJd. per yd. canvas, 10fd. per yd.; twill sheeting, Is. 51d. per yd. Welsh flannel, Is. 3Jd. per yd. unbleached calico, 6d. per yd.; white calico, 7d. per yard huckaback, 84d. per yd. blankets, lis. 6d. a pair—Mr. Walter Edwards, Bridgend. COTTAGE HOMES.—Bread, 5Jd. per 41b. loaf flour, 29s. 6d. per aack corned beef, 4id. per lb. sugar (Demerara), 19s. fid. per cwt., Mr. W. H. John. Bridgend beef, 6Jd. per Ib. mutton, 71d. per lb.; officers' meat, 9d. per lb.: suet, 4Jd. per lb., Mrs. Anne Morgan, Bridgend treacle, ljd. per lb.; cocaa, Is. lOd. per Ib. soap (first extra), 21s. 6d. per cwt.: do. Titan. 21s. per 100 blocks, Mr. D. Williams, Bridgend rice, 14s. per cwt.: butter (2nd Cork), lid, per lb.; cheese, 8d. per lb., Mr. W. Howell; tea, Is. 6d. per lb. soda, 3s. 6d. per cwt., Messrs. Hughes and Evans bacon (dry 6d.perlb.; officei-s' tea,, 2s. per Ib.. Messrs. J. and C."Sankey coal. 17s. a ton, Mr. Rowe new milk, lid. per gallon, Mr. John Rees Alloa yarn. 2s. lid. per Ib. shirting, 63d. per yard flax sheeting, Is. 2.Jd. per yard quilts, 313. lid. each, Mrs. A. S. Emery boots (youths), 5s. 3d. per pair boys' 4s. 3d. maids, 3s. 6d. a pair girls' 2?. 9d. per pair, Mr. Evan David, Tynygarn.
BRIDGEND HIGHWAY BOARD. On Saturday last the usual monthly meeting of this Board was held at the Workhouse. Bridgend, when there were present Mr. J. B. Jenkins (chair- man), Mr. Thomas Rees (vice-chairman)* Revs. F. W. Edmondes and II. Lewis, Messrs. Edwin Wil- liams, Griffith Thomas. Evan Matthews, Wm. Hopkin, Wm. Howells (Wick). John Thomas (Coy- church Higher), Richard Williams, and D. Thomas (Tytalwyn).—The Clerk reported that he had ex amined the surveyor's account and found that he had expended during the past month the sum of £ 349 7s. 8d. leaving a balance in his (the sur- veyor's) hands of C 136 3s. 2d. He requinfcl the sum of £ 316 for the next month. After deducting the amount in hand he wrould require £ 180. There was still an overdraft at the bank, but the first instalment of the call would be due very soon. The surveyor presented a schedule of prices for the work to be done by Mr. T. Rowe in widening the road from St. Brides Major to Southerndown, b the way of fencing.—The Clerk read a letter from Mr. H. J. Randall, agent to Lord Dunraven, stating that his lordship was at present on the continent, but in order to be prepared for his return he (Mr. Randall) had forwarded him a specification of the fence be required. The raw ends of the cutting, besides the quick should be protected. He (Mr. Randall) thought consent would only be given provided the road leading through St. Brides Major Village be also widened to 24ft.—The Sur- veyor said he had since seen Mr. Randall, who had pointed out some fencing which he would be satis- fied with if the Board carried out. It was that all cuttings should be protected with a wall, and quicks planted above.-The Chairman estimated the cost of same to be about £ 25.—It was decided that the Board accept the tender of Mr. Rowe for the work, and that the terms as arranged be agreed to. The Board decided to consent to the loan from Messrs. Chas. Bagnell and Co., being taken by them from another additional place, but preferring one mortgage instead of two. It was pointed out that there would be no additional cost.—The Chairman, vice Chairman, Mr. D. Thomas (Tytal- wyn), and Mr. Hopkin Williams (Stormy) were ap- pointed a committee to meet some of the members of the Margam Local Board to view the Yorath Goch Bridge, which has been recently completed.—The Surveyor reported that he had had considerable trouble in repairing the drain under the Porth- cawl branch of the Great Western Railway at Tondu. The Tondu Company some time ago laid their gas mains through the same place, and by doing so had cut through the Board's drains, and owing to not replacing the flags over it it became choked, and the debris ran over the surf, ee of the road. The cost of repairing it w;. i £ 15.—Mr. Edwin Williams thought the surveyor had been very negligent in the matter, as it had been the subject of serious complaint in the neighbourhood. They paid an enormous rate in tho place, and he certainly thought they deserved some attention.— The Surveyor said that he had not heard about it until the last meeting, and he attended to it at once.—Mr. Williams also called attention to the fact that the surveyor was placing cinders on the road there instead of limestone.-The Surveyor said he had done so in order to lessen the cost, and also to raise the roaxl a little there. Limestone would ultimately be placed upon it.—The Clerk was instructed to issue a call for the amount of surveyor's estimate against the 10th November next.—This was all the business.
BRIDGEND POLICE-COURT, I SATURDAY.—Before Mr. R. W. Llewellyn (chair- man), Rev. C. R. Knight, Col. Franklen, Messrs. C. P. Davies, W. S. Powell, and Edwin Price. LIST OF JURORS.—Some considerable time was occupied in revising and allowing the list of jurors presented by the assistant overseers for the several parishes in the division. HEAVY PENALTY FOR SUNDAY OPENING.—WM Loughor, landlord of the Steady Pointer public- house, Wick, was summoned for keeping his licensed premises open for the sale of drink on the previous Sunday. Defendant pleaded that he served the man because he was working with him. Police-constable William Adams proved seeing de- fendant receive something from the landlord at the door of the public-house, and after getting up with him found a half pint measure three parts full under his coat.—Defendant again said that the man came to his house, having been working with him, and that his (defendant's) wife had given him a blue.Fined £ 1 inclusive of costs, and his licence was ordered to be endorsed. Ax ILL-TEMPERED WOMAN.—Catherine Madden, domestic servant to Sergeant Row at the Bridgend Police-station, summoned Mary Cross, of Oldcastle, Bridgend, for assault.—Complainant stated that on the previous Saturday night. about 9.15 p.m., defendant, who was walking in front of her up Soutfc-street, suddenly turned round and struck her in the eye with her fist. Witness had never spoken to defendant before. She (witness) had heard that defendant mistook her for her own daughter. Defendant was not sober.—Fined 30s. including costs. SAVAGE ASSAULT.—D. Cleyton summoned D. Lewis, stoker, Dinam street, Nantymoel, for assaulting him on the previous Saturday night.- Complaint stated that he met defendant while going home from the Glynogwr Hotel, about eleven p.m., who, after asking if he was as good a man then as some time before, jumped from the parapet of the bridge where he was sitting, and clouted him after knocking him down until he was senseless. His lips were cut, besides his ear. He did not think Lewis was sober.—James Haines, haulier, corroborated. — Police-constable Driver proved finding complainant on the ground bleeding very much from the month and nose.- Fined zC2 including costs. DRUNK AND REFUSTXG TO QuiT—Evan Evans, Blaenogwr-terrace, was proved guilty by the evidence of Police-constable Beynon of the above offence, on the 24th September, and he was fined 20s. including costs.—Henry John Howells for a similar offence at the Biaengarw Hotel was fined 15 s. DRUNK.—The following were the persons fined for being drunk John Gammon. Alexandra- road, Pontycymmer, 15s. D. Roberts, woodcutter, Blackmill, 15s. D. Lewis, fireman, Nantymoel. 20s. Wm. Jones, collier, Llanharran. 15s. Henry Day, Tynewvdd, haulier, 15s.; Edward Griffiths, labourer, Wick, 20s. including cost.
REVISION COlT HTS. TOXDU. Mr. Sergeant Pulling held a court at the Angel Hotel, Aberkenfig, on Saturday as on previous occasions. Mr. Barry Williams appeared for the Liberal party, and Mr. R. L. P. Cox for the Con- servatives. In the parish of Llangeinor the Liberals made 37 ownership claims, Mr. Cox objected to twenty of them. The remaining seven- teen, being already on the occupiers' list could make no difference in the voting power. He was able to sustain the whole of the twenty objections, principally through the careless and indefinite way in which the claims had been prepared. It is fair to the Liberal agent to state that this was not his fault, but that of some local Liberal. The result of the revision was— Conservative claims sustained 17 Conservative objections sustained 29 — 46 Liberal claims sustained. 3 Liberal objections sustained. 2 — 5 Net Conservative gain 41
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