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TEMPERANCE MEETING AT BARRY…
TEMPERANCE MEETING AT BARRY DOCK. On Tuesday evening a large and enthusiastic meeting of the District Temperance Commiutee was held at the Weslevan Chapel, Tiolton-road. Mr. J. Cory, J.P. (president of the Council) presiding-, supported by Councillor E. Bevan, J.P. Rev. Seth Joshua, the Revs. Cannon Allen, M.A., W. Daniels L. Ton Evans, J. Honev. Christmas Lewis, J. H. Stowell, M.A., W. Tibbottj W. Williams. G-. LI. Williams, Dr. Howe (secretary of the C.E.T.S.), Mrs. Inglis (of the British Women's Temperance Association), Mr. C. Clemence, Mr. James Cruise, Mr. J. D. Davies (of the Welsh Temperance Association), Mr. W. J. Flowers, Mr. J. R. Llewellyn. Mr. J. Robins, and F. W. Taylor. The Chairman, in opening the meeting., said it was convened for a great purpose, that of support- ing the grand cause of niox'al and social welfare, and to put down the pernicious practise of drunken- ness which appeared to be growing in their midst. He asked the Re v. J. Honey to propose a resolution which had besn drawn up. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Honey then read the resolution That this meeting is gratified with the success which lias attended the recent formation of a Temperance Council for this district, an'! rejoices at the heartiness and unanimity so generally shown by the various churches and the Temperance organisations in seeking to check the injurious drinking habits of the people, and invites the co-operation of all persons who are interested in the moral and social elevation of the community; and said he had great pleasure in laying that re- solution befora the meeting, which he was assured would be welcomed by all friends of Temperance. jrr_ Seth Joshua, in seconding the resolution. said he did not know much about that kind of buane^s, but his heart was with the Temperance cause, and anything that lay in his power he was willing to do. He dwelt upon the dire effects of shebeening and club-drinking, which made life to some people one protracted sin. and made earth a living hell to them. (Applause.) The Rev. Canon Allen, in supporting the • resolution, said it had his hearty approval, but he was not much of a speaker, and when he wanted to make a good speech (he told them in confidence) he stole one. (Loud laughter.) The rev. gentleman raad an extract from the 1854 volume of the Edinburgh. and also from the Time* stronglv condemning those who were addicted to alcoholic drinks.—The resolution was also supported byDr. Howe, who did so in an able and impressive speech upon the good results attained by the society of which he was secretary and other temperance societies with which he was acquainted.—Upon. being put to the meeting the resolution was carried unanimously. The Chairman then called upon the Rev. Christ- mas Lawis to propose the following resolution That, this meeting of the inhabitants of Barry and Cadoxton deprecates the amount of drunkenness, pnvcny and crime in our midst owing to the facilities for the obtainining of drink, and respectfully urges the Licensing Justices to refuse to grant any new application to be applied for at the forthcoming Brewster Sessions, being of opinion that the number of houses already licensed is more than sufficient to meet the present requirements of the district. The Rev. Christmas Lewis, in doing so, made a most amusing speech, but at the conclusion the rev. gentleman made a few telling points, which were loudly applauded, Councillor E. Bevan. rose to second the resolu- tion, and. after some amusing remarks, said he b«<™ed to differ with the report read by the Rev. Canon Alien: that article spoke strongly against the drunkards, but he thought it was the drintc deserved the blackguarding. (Loud applause.) He said there were seven millions oi total abstainers in'this country, and that was a strong argument against those people who thought they must have a^drop of drink or they would die. (Loud ap- plause.) Well then, said he. let them die- (laughter)—or go to gaol. (Renewed laughter.) In there, said he, there was no drink to be obtained, and it was a strange thing that people who went in emaciated and worn out wretches came out, after a short period, in better health, strength, and in every way better than when they went in, both and physically. (Loud and continued applause.) He did not agree with partial abstainers and people who took a little drop. He asked was it not the people who took a little drop for a night-cap—(laughter)—and that sort of thing. who became drunkards. (Applause.) He ceuld not agree with Canon Allen that the Council should seek the help of partial abstainers, and declared anyone admitted to the Council ought to be a teeto- taller. (Loud and continued applause.) The Chairman put the resolution to the meeting, and it was carried amid tremendous cheering. Pastor Ton Evans proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman for the very able manner in which he had performed the duties, and was seconded by an excellent and well delivered address by the Rev. J. H. Stowell, 51. A. The proposition was carried amid much applause, and the Chairman suitably responded, which ended the business of the evening.
THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN! SAILORS'…
THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN! SAILORS' MISSION. MEETING AT BARRY DOCK. At the Seamen's Institute and Rest. Barry Dock, oil Monday evening last, was celebrated the second anniversary of the opening of this branch in con- I nection with the British and Foreign Sailors Society. There was a large attendance of seamen and others interested in the noble work of this society. The chair was occupied by the esteemed president, Mr. John Cory. J.P.. and among those present we noticed Mr. Lewis Williams, J.P.. Car- .1iff; the Rev. Edward W. Matthews (secretary of The parent society, deputation from London).'Alder- man J. C. Meggltt, Captain Davies (Dock Master), Captain Murrell, Captain Kilgour, Mr, Meakin, the Rev. J. H. Stowell, M.A.. Mr. George Rutter, 31r. J. (rlenel* Grant (hon. sec.), Captain Sharples (Dock Missionary), and others. The meeting commenced by those present sing- ing Blessed be the Fountain," after which\ Mr. Butter engaged in prayer. Revive thy work having been sung, Mr. Cory rose to address the meeting, and in his opening re- marks said that it was with a feeling of pleasure that he was with them that evening, who had met together in the interest of a society which had for "74*years been doing a noble work among sailers in the various ports of the world, and which had achieved such admirable and splendid results. Havin" spoken in eulogistic terms of the worthy secretary—Mr. 'Edward Matthews—the speaker referred to the successful work of the branch during the vear, carried on under the able guidance of Captain Sharpies. Multitudes of seafaring men, he said, who were once depraved and drunken, had signed the pledge of total abstinence, and become both sober and respectable many prodigal sons had through the society's grand work, been re- stored to their homes, whilst husbands and fathers who had been a curse had become a blessing to their families. In alluding to the wants of sailors, the speaker said there was no class of men who had a stronger claim on their sympathy, for, as a nation, much was owed to them for the great work they had done, and which they were still doing. The sailor's life was one of hard- ship and peril, and when he came on shore the temptations that abounded to demoralise him on «very hand called for earnest and direct work on his behalf. The speaker brought his speech to a close by saying that the society was in need of three things—viz., lady workers, financial support, and prayer. Captain Sharples then presented his report. from which we gleaned that he had addressed 295 meetings, attended by 6,229 persons he had paid visits to 1,585 ships in both Cardiff and Barry Docks he had conducted 76' services in Cardiff on +ho mission's behalf 112 Testaments had been -ven away and he had distributed 9,921 tracts f_re8ented to the mission by Alderman Cory) the reading-room had been attended by over 13.000 sailors°and others, whilst he had given away 350 ceis of literature (presented by the Revs. J. H. Stowell L. Ton Evans, and others). The report also stated that 60 seamen had taken the pledge of total abstinence, and that they were greatly in need f literature for presentation to sailors, and so pro- vide them with reading matter while on the ^M^Gkant (the hon. sec.), CardifE. delivered a most stirring speech, in the course of which he pre- sented the following financIal report :-Amount received in the building, £ 17 15s. 7d. given in ^Wrintions. £ 20 10s. 6d.; total, £ 38 6s. Id. the expenses amounted to £ 45 4s. 6>d., which left a deficit of £ 6 8s. 5.}d.—this debt was entirely wined off bv the collection taisen at the meeting, the amount realised being £ 6 8s. 10id. He also read a letter of apology for non-attendance from Mr Moxey J.P., and which stated that his name could be put down for a sovereign towards the Lewis^Williams, J.P., Cardiff,moved the fol- lowing resolution: That this meeting records its thanksgiving to God for the Christian work carried on among seamen, both in distant and home ports, and specially commends the Barrv Dock Sailors' Home and Institute, and that, as well as the work at Cardiff, to the sympathy and sup- port of all, whether connected with the sea or not. This was seconded in a neat speech by the Rev. Edward Matthews, London, and carried unani- j mouslv. Mr." Richards, of the Sailors' Rest, Cardiff. having said a few words, Mr. Proud sang Are you coming home to-night I Captain Murrell moved that a hearty vote of thanks be accorded the chairman for his presence there that evening, which was seconded by Captain: Kilgour, of the steamship Hermaiiah. and sup- ported by the Rev. J. II. Stowell. The vote of thanks was carried with acclamation, and the meeting terminated, one and all haying spent a most enjoyable evening.
ROYAL ANTEDILUVIAN OllDER…
ROYAL ANTEDILUVIAN OllDER OF BUFFALOES. DINNER OF THE KING WILLIAM LODGE. On Monday evening the annual dinner of the King William IV. Lodge of Buffaloes took place in the Lodge-room at the King William IV., Old Cadoxton. Buntiwg hung around the reom, terminating in a canopy above the Chairman's head, whilst above the chimney piece hung a handsome pair of horns, under which was pla'.ei the dis- pensation of the lodge. The tables were laid in a very tasteful manner, being laden with flowers, and flowering plants, and the dinner was one which reflected much credit on Lhe genial host. Mr. MeGrill. whilst the waiting left nothing to be desired. Mr. Councillor R. Hughes (of Cardiff) presided, and was supported by, amongst others, Mr. II. L. Jones, Mr. R. 0. Jones. Mr. Benjamin Lewis. Mr. B. Hoddinott, Mr. Alfred Chappell, Mr. McGiii, Mr. Brown, Mr. Bucler(the Brickyard), Mr. Howells. Mr. Williams, Mr. H. Taylor, Mr. John James. Mr. J. W. Hughes (Cardiff), Mr. Lee (Cardiff), Mr. C. Castle, Mr. Love, Mr. Addis. Mr. Bavlis. Mr. Ford. Mr. W. Leay. Mr. Creed (Car- diff), Mr. Harris, Mr. Blow, Mr. Boise, Mr. P. Ryan, Mr. Willey, Mr. Frank Downs. Messrs. Katherens (2), See.—After grace had been said the Chairman proposed the loyal toasts, which had a warm reception; and Mr. Creed sang in splendid style. Off to Philadelphia." Primo Williams pro- posed The Health and Prosperity to the King William the Fourth Lodge of Buffaloes." Primo H. L. Jones responded in well chosen language. It was not a very large lodge, but he might term it a very comfortable and agreeable lodge. There was no brother who came into the lodge and left it. and going away did not say he had spent a most jovial evening. Some people called it a boozing club. but it was far from the truth. Xo one need be ashamed of belonging to their lodge. (Ap- plause.) Primo Ford then favoured the company with a violin solo, which was well received after which Mr. Blow sang Killaloe." Primo R. O. Jones next proposed the toast of Kindred Lodges, coupled with the name of Primo Frank Down. Bro. Down said he had much pleasure in re- sponding for the other two lodges—The Prince of Wales and the Loyal Victoria Lodges. Whatever little differences there might have been in the past it would be difficult now to find a more united lot of brethren than those of the three Buffalo Lodges of the District. (Applause.) Primo J. W. Hughes then sang in good style Up a tree." Mr. Katherens, jun., recited Fred Archer," and Mr. Peter Ryan sang He's gone for ever more," the most amusing song of the e veiling. Mr. Addis followed with" In our back yard last night." Primo H. L. Jones proposed the toast of The Visitors," with which he coupled the names of Mr. Hughes. Mr. Lewis, Mr. Chappell, and Mr. Hoddinott. The Chairman first responded, and made jocular mention of the buffalo horns. He thanked them for the honour they had done him in selecting him to preside. Hs had presided at another dinner in the same room some time ago which he had enjoyed very much, and he hoped that this would not be the last time he should be at a gathering of that sort. Mr. Lewis expressed his pleasure at being present. He hoped the lodge would prosper, and that they might all meet again. Mr. Hoddinott and Mr. A. Chappell also re- sponded. and wished the lodge every prosperity. Mr. Hoddinott made his maiden attempt at public singing, and very creditably acquitted him- self with Help one another, boys," and Primo Lee sang True to the core." Primo Williams proposed the toast of The Press." coupled with the names of Mr. Llewellyn and Mr. Cornish. The Chairman sang Hen wlad fy nhaaau in first-rate style and Primo Baylis sang 41 Near it"; Mr. John James sang A' getting it up for C., a me," and Mr. Lake sang" Down in Piccadilly "—a very amusing and well-rendered song and. as an encore, Mr. Lake sang When first I was I breeched." The Chairman next proposed" The Host and Hostess," The way in which the supper had been supplied, he said, was extremely creditable, and had given those present every satisfaction. Host M'Gill responded, and said he was sorry their dinners were not every three months, instead of only yearly. (Applause.) Mr. Bolse next sang Oh, Pilot, 'tis a fearful night Primo William sang Mary Morris Mr. Howells sang The anchor's weighed," and Mr. Butler In days of old." Mr. Lewis proposed The Chairman in felici- tous terms. He was quite competent to fill the chair of mayor, and he believed he would fill that chair yet. The Chairman responded, and remarked on the unbounded pleasure it had given him to be there, and he thanked them for their kindness, and per- haps the next time he came there he would be a full-blown Buff. He wished the lodges in the dis- trict every prosperity. Primo Ford complimented the meeting on its chairman. He had been a Buffalo 40 years and 26 years a Freemason, but the Buffaloes were dearer to him than all other societies. Mr. Jones proposed a vote of thanks to the pianist (Mr. Creed), and the violinist (Mr. Ford), and Mr. Creod and Mr. Ford responded, and the proceedings terminated with I- God save the Queen and "To our next merrie meeting."
!DARING THEFT AT MAESTEG,
DARING THEFT AT MAESTEG, SMART CAPTURE OF THE THIEF. At Bridgend on Saturday John Ashley, mason, Maesteg, was charged with stealing £ 67, the property of Daniel Peregrine, contractor, Cymmer. —Police-constable John Jones Xeades (ft. 246) said that on Thursday evening about seven o'clock he received information of the theft, and went to the railway station at Taibach. where he saw the prisoner who appeared to be waiting for the train. He had not seen him before, but went up and charged him on suspicion with stealing a bag of money from Cymmer. Prisoner said he had made a mistake, but witness said he would have to go to the police station at Aberavon. On the way prisoner dropped a bag on the road, and witness told him to stop, and picked the bag up. The bag was tied. When asked why he had dropped it prisoner said I haven't dropped any money: I have not got any money." Witness then took prisoner to the station, and in his presence counted the money, There was £59 10s. in gold. On the prisoner witness also found 8s. 2d. and in another pocket he found £ 6 10s. in gold, 8s. in isilver, and two pawn tickets. In reply to the charge prisoner said that every penny belonged to him, and that he had been in America and saved it. On the way to Bridgend yesterday prisoner said I must stand to it. I did take the money. I am glad you caught me, so that the man can have it back again." Hannah Peregrine said she was 19 years of age, and was the daughter of Daniel Peregrine. She did not know that her father kept money in the box until last Wednesday. Defendant lodged with them. He came to the house about four o'clock on Thursday, and asked for tea, but did not wait to get it. He took off his shoes, and, sayinsr that he was not well, went upstairs. He remained up about ten minutes, and then came down, put on his shoes, and said he would go to Maesteg to buy food. Prisoner then went out. Her father came home an hour and ten minutes later, and went up- stairs, and said he had lost a bag of gold from the box, and he went and looked for a policeman. He examined the bag now produced, and said she knew it was his, because she made it. She saw it last on Wednesday, after her father came back from Bridgend. Daniel Peregrine said he was a mason, and lived at 5, Royal-terrace, Cymmer. On Wednesday last prisoner came to lodge with him. and on Thursday he said he was ill. On the Wednesday witness received £ 80 from a bank at Bridgend ( £ 70 in gold and £ 10 in silver) to pay his workmen. He arrived home about 1.30 p.m.. and paid some of his men. Altogether he paid t3 in gold, and the rest he put in a bag in a box in his bedroom. Noone else slept in that room. The prisoner was in the house when he took the money upstairs. It was then between three and four o'clock. He then went out, and returned about ten minutes past six. He left prisoner in the house. When he returned he had gone. He (witness) went to look for his bag of gold, and found it was gone so he went for a policeman, and gave information of his loss.- Prisoner, who had nothing to say, was committed for trial.
BRIDGEND NOTES. I The one topic of conversation in the town since Friday morning last has naturally been the Tondu explosion. The magnitude of the disaster was such that all in the country were saddened aad impressed by it. In Bridgend many resided who had relatives in the pit at the time of the event, and their anxiety was pitiful to witness. As soon as the'news of the occurrence reached Bridgend hundreds of the inhabitants at once proceeded to the scene with a desire to know the truth, and if possible to render what assistance they could to the officials. One very satisfactory feature of human nature has been shown to be possessed in a marked degree by those residing in the vicinity of Bridgend, and that is the desire to help to alleviate the pangs of the sufferers, and to rescue, if possible, some of the entombed miners. Clergy of all denominations hurried to the spot, and all the medical gentlemen of the district were speedily present. The value of the services rendered by the doctors is incalcul- able, and the manner in which they ventured some distance into the mine to tend the poor men who were too feeble to be brought to the surface is worthy of the highest praise. It may be that some miners of long experience may be inclined to say that the doctors did not venture to the full extent of the pit, but it must be remembered that their doing so would have been useless, as it was absolutely necessary that those overcome by the deadly afterdamp should be resting in a place where the air was much purer than in the furthest workings. Again should it be borne in mind that the medical gentlemen who ventured into the pit were quite unaccustomed to so doing, and dangers which the regular collier would pass without a thought were likely t9 awaken very lively fears in the minds of those to whom such dangers were new. The agony endured by those at the pit head during so many hours of suspense was terrible to witness. At first, shortly after the explosion, it was agreed by all the mining experts present that it was quite impossible that any of the entombed men could be alive. Then after the lapse of many hours came the unexpected tidings that some had been reached alive. There the poor relatives stood in the most anxious frame of mind it was possible to be in, not knowing but that their missing husband, father, brother, or other relative or friend might be amon< the number. Then. when at last the names of the rescued were made known, there was a second relapse into the agonising thought that their loved ones had been destroyed. In spite of the heavy rains on Saturday and Monday, many stood at the pit mouth waiting for their dead. It was not known positively how soon tile bodies might be brought out, and many of the relatives of the unfortunate men felt quite unable to quit the spot until the remains had been handed over to them. The occurrence of such a disastrous explosion must of necessity cause an immense amount of distress, and it is to be hoped that the amount subscribed to the various relief funds will be adequate to the calls which will be made upon it. It is satisfactory to note that. Xorth's Navigation Company have subscribed so handsomely, and that the directors have done so much. The intimation, too. that Miss Talbot, the owner af the land under which the colliery is situated, will do what she can. was also received with feelings of gratitude. A large and representative committee has been, appointed, and will doubtless see that everything possible is done to alleviate to some extent the financial distress which must ensue amongst the families of those killed.
LICENSING DAY AT BRIDGEND.
LICENSING DAY AT BRIDGEND. The annual licensing sessions of the Bridgcnd Petty Sessional Division was hold on Saturday, the chairman (Mr. R. W. Llewellyn) presiding. The other magistrates present were Colonel Franklen, Major D. R. David, Mr. C. P. Davies. Mr. R. L. Knight, Mr. W. S. Powell, Mr. County Councillor E. Price, the Rev. C. R. Knight, Mr. W. Llewellyn, and Mr. J. B. Jenkins. James W. Telling, Railway Inn. Bridgend, for whom Mr. Benson (instructed by Messrs. Scale and David) appeared, applied for a spirit licence. Applicant said that he had held a beer licence for 12 years. Every day numbers of people called for spirits, and as the house was visited by large num- bers of people who were going by train, they had no time to go further for spirits.—Mr. C. E. Perry, confectioner. Bridgend, said that he had known the applicant for 30 years, and that his character was excellent.—Superintendent Thomas also gave the applicant a good character.—The rate book showed that the house was rated at £.26.-The application was granted. Mrs. Martha John, Oddfellows' Arms, Maesteg, sought the sanction of the bench to the removal of her business to new premises, and also applied for a double licence. Mr. Benson (instructed by Messrs. Scale and David) appeared for the appli- cant, Mr. David Lewis opposing on behalf of the Railway Inn, and Mr. Amphlett (Price and Amphlett, Xeath), opposed on behalf of the Dyffryn Inn.—The Bench having sanctioned the removal from the old house to the new, Thomas John, son of the applicant, said he had lived in the old house 35 years. Wines and spirits were often called for.— R. Samson, assistant overseer, said another double-licensed house was required, as the population was increasing. Mr. R. Simpson said he knew the Maesteg and Cymmer roads. In his opinion it was necessary, in the interests of the public, that the applicant's request should be granted. Between the Odd- fellows' Arms and Castle there were very small double-licensed houses. Notwithstanding the double licence at the Navigation, he thought the double licence should be given to applicant. He knew that some houses were going to be built. He knew of II. houses that were going to be erected.—Cross-examined There was a double licensed house about half-a-mile away in one direction, and another a quarter of a mile off in the other direction. The population within 400 yards of the Oddfellows would be about 1,000. About 750 men were employed at the Coegynant Colliery, and the output was about 900 tons.—In reply to the Bench, witness said there were 212 houses in the neighbourhood of the new house. -Re-examined: The Oddfellows was the centre of the 212 houses he spoke of. He had been given to understand that the Navigation was a tied house. John Dodd, schoolmaster, Speltre, Maesteg. gave evidence that in his opinion the application should be granted.—John Edmondes and W. David also gave similar evidence as to the need of the double licence being granted.-Thom:1s John said the now house had cost £2,000 to build.—Mr. T. G. Davies mining engineer, and Superintendent Thomas gave applicant a good character.—The Bench granted the double licence. Albert John Treharne applied for a licence for a new house at Blaenllynfi. — Mr. Arthur Lewis (instructed by Messrs. Treharne and Treharne) appeared for the applicant. Mr. Benson (instructed by Messrs. Scale and Davies) for proposed Blaen- cavan Hotel, Mr. David Lewis for the Navigation Hotel, and Mr. Amphlett for the Duffryn Inn.— Mr. J. T. Salathiel, colliery manager, said that he knew the district of Blaenllynfi. and the two pits being sunk. Both pits had reached the coal. and would probably reach the 9ft. seam in a fortnight. They would then be able to reach the coal in about a month. The coal was of a good quality and readily marketable. They were preparing a duplicate set of machines, and if both shafts were used there would be employment for some 1,800 men. New houses were being erected.—The Bench held that the want was proved—Cross- examined by Mr. D. Lewis Witness said there 150 men now employed at the colliery, and 300 or 400 might be there in six months.—Edward F. L. Blosse (Richards and Blosse, agents for Major Treharne) said that they had let land to North's to build 200 houses. Ground had been let to owners for 35 houses.—This application was granted An application was made by James Rees for a house building at Blaencarvan. Mr. Benson ap- peared for the applicant, and Mr. A. Lewis and Mr. D. Lewis opposed on behalf of parties in- terested. — After hearing evidence the Bench granted the application. An application for a victualler's licence by Ambrose Dallyn Webber for a house at Southern- down was made. Mr. Benson appeared for appli- cant. who stated that the licence was granted last year, but, owing to the want of a water supply and the unsettled state of the labour market, the building had not been erected.—Mr. G. F. Lambert said that if the application was granted, the licence of the Three Cups" would be given up.— I The Bench granted the application. Mr. Gladdish, grocer, Dunraven-place, Bridgend, was granted a wine, beer, and spirit licence. Mr. Scale appeared for the applicant.
There is no remedy in the world equal to LEWIS PECTORAL BALSAM for Coughs. Colds, and all Dis orders of the Lnngs."—Is. l £ d. and 2s. 9d. per bottle,
BRIDGEND PETry SESSIONS,
BRIDGEND PETry SESSIONS, d6 SATURDAY.—Before Mr. R. W. Llewellyn (chair- man)., Colonel Franklen, and Major David. THEFT AT TvxnwYDD.—David Lloyd, labourer, of no fixed abode, was charged with stealing a pair of stockings, value Is. 9d., the property of I Henry Morgan, collier, Tynewydd.—Police- constable John Williams said that he arrested the prisoner on Thursday, and discovered the stockings under the lining of his coat.—Prisoner said that he was in drink.—Prosecutor said he saw prisoner take his stockings from a line at the back of the house.—Prisoner was sent to gaol for seven days' hard labour. KEHPIXO A CARRIAGE WITHOUT A LICENSE.— Thomas Jenkins. farmer, Penhydd, was summoned for keeping a carriage without a license.—F. W. Butler, Port Talbot, officer of Inland Revenue, said that he saw defendant and his wife riding in a spring trap on June 29. He stopped them, and found two small baskets and a small black bag in it. The trap was not inscribed. He had warned defendant before. Defendant was ordered to pay £ 2. THE ASSAULT UPON LADIES.—Henrv Summers, farm labourer, 40, Park-street. Bridgend, was charged on remand with assaulting Miss Jenkins, of Ewenny.—Mary Jenkins said that she was with her cousin at the time of the assault. She was sure prisoner was the man.—Sergeant Row having stated that defendant had been sentenced to three months' imprisonment on October 20th last at Swansea for assault, prisoner was committed for one month's hard labour. ALLEGED THEFT AT MAESTEG.—Charles Hellier, plasterer, and David Griffiths, collier, both of Maesteg, were charged with stealing between 4s. and 5s., the money of the landlord of the Grey- hound. Maesteg.—Mary Evans, barmaid at the Greyhound, said that on August 25th, about 9.30, defendant Hellier went into the bar and asked for a pint. She gave it him. He said he had no money, and that he would come back and pay. He had two pints of beer on trust. He went out and came back soon with David Griffiths and two others, Hellier and Alfred Bryant then called for a quart, and Griffiths and Richard Jenkins called for a pint. She supplied them, and Hellier gave her a shilling. She gave him 6d. back. She asked if she should keep that for the two pints he had had, and he said No, don't keep that, it's all I have got." She then gave him the 6d.. and went into the back-kitchen. Jenkins came after her, and while she was talking to him she heard a footstep in the bar. She ran and saw Griffiths and Bryant giving a drink to a man at the door. Hellier was going out of the bar at the same time. She went into the bar and saw that the cash box was missing. She called to Hellier, and asked which of the three had had the cash box. The three said that they knew nothing about it. She asked them to turn out their pockets, and all did so but Hellier. There was a half crown with Griffiths, 3s. with Jenkins. Is. with Hellier, and a halfpenny with Bryant. She then gave informa- tion to the police. — Polioe-constable Walter Thompson said he was passing the Greyhound about 10.30 a.m. on August 25th, when he was called in by the last witness. Defendants were in the bar, and he asked them to turn their pockets out, and they did so. Hellier had 2s. in his waistcoat pocket and Is. in his trousers. On Griffiths witness found 2s. 6d. He arrested Hellier that afternoon at one, and charged him with the theft when he said that he was innocent. Witness arrested David Griffiths at 7.45 p.m. that evening, and he too said that he was innocent.—Prisoners were discharged. ASSAULT.—David Davies, collier, Margam, was charged with assault.—Thomas Jenkins, farmer, Ynisygwar, said that on August 22 he went to look for defendant. He saw him going away over the mountain and went after him. Witness called out but defendant took no notice, so he ran after him. When witness got close to him defendant picked up a stone and asked him where he was going to and what he wanted to follow him for. Witness told defendant that he had insulted his servant girl, and went near with a view to catching hold of him. Defendant told him to keep back or he would knock his head off. Witness went at him and he appeared to aim a stone. Witness bent down and he then threw the stone, and hit him under the eye. They then had a struggle on the ground for some time, and at last, when they got up and witness had again told him why he followed him, defendant said i; What is that to you." Defendant then gave witness a false name, and he (witness) went for the police. Witness did not wish to press the charge.-Prisoner was committed for seven days' with hard labour.
LLANTWIT-MAJOR NOTES. Our readers will be able to realise the force of the explosion at Park Slip when we record that the noise was heard in this town which is some ten miles distant as the crow flies. Some folks thought it was thunder, others heavy firing at sea; one person described it as the sound of the sudden raising of the wind, while many mistook it for an earthquake shock. The fine weather cf last week set harvest opera- tions into full swing. The autumn wheat is all cut. and a great quantity carted in prime condition. Barley is also cut, and several fields garnered. The crops are about the average in quantity and of good quality. The change in the weather this week. although welcome for the root crops, which were becoming parched, and at a stand still, is causing anxiety to the farmers in consequence of the corn still uncut, the major part being still uncarted. Farmers have a stand- ing proverb that if the weather changes St. Mary Hill Fair, it is likely to continue for some time. but we hope that the saying will be falsified this year. Amongst the numerous parties visitinsr the town during the past week we had the Cardiff Conserva- tive Working Men's Club. They were catered for by Mrs. Davies, King's Head. It is currentiy re- ported that their advent has converted the few remaining Liberals left us, vide report of the in- fallible Western Mlih
THE DERIVATION OF "CAERNARVON."
THE DERIVATION OF "CAERNARVON." In the last issue of the Carnarvon, and Denbigh Herald an interesting leaderette i9 published on the derivation of the word "Caernatvon":—"The writer in the 'Welsh, llevlew says the Herald, gives the name of the citadel in the vernacular as Caer- yn-ar-Fon," and Anglicizes it as "the fort opposite Mona." Another writer in the SOUTH WALES STAR confidently remarks :—" It is nothing of the kind. Every Welsh scholar will say that the fort' would never be Caer' in Welsh, but Y Gaer.' Caer' would be a fort,' and therefore could never be applied by itself as a place-name. For instance, we say Caerfyrddin, but that means Myrddin's fort,' the word Myrddin thus parti- cularising the fort. It is obvious, therefore, that such is not the derivation of Caernarvon. The true explanation is that the old name was Caer- saint-yn-ar-Fon (' the fort of the saints opposite Mon ')' It woud have been more satisfactory if this critic had supplied us with his authority for the introduction of the word saint" into the name. "Seiont" we know but who were these saint" ? And how came they to fall out of the word.' On this point a correspondent writes to us as follows :—" The Caer' (fm-t) has nothing what- ever to do with the name of either the county, or the county town opposite Anglesey. In the old British tongue earn' signified a rock or heap of stones, and modern Welsh attaches the same mean- ing to the term. We have, accordingly, earn (rock), ar' (opposite) Fon' (Anglesey) and hence Carnarfon.' That is to say, the rock Twthill, that faces the island of Mona and formed a distinctive mark on the Snowdonian side of the Menai Straits untold ages before Edward 1. ever thought of building a fortress on the site."
ORIGINAL POETR Y.
ORIGINAL POETR Y. ADIEU. (Written in an Album at Llandrindod.) Farewell, farewell 'tis time to go Heaven speed you on your several ways, And leave to me, 'mid weal or woe, The memories of autumn days. Farewell, sweet maidens soon shall Time Make ripe the purpose Fortune hath, And the clear ring of silver chime Your summons be to wedlock's path. Bright, bright for you be hearth and home, Girt with delights forever new And I shall pray, where'er I roam, That all my friends be such as you. X.
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NEW DEPARTURE IN COUPON INSURANCE.
NEW DEPARTURE IN COUPON INSURANCE. STARTLING INNOVATION. It has always been our aim to introduce into the SOUTH WALES STAR such various features as have undoubtedly tended to make it widely popular; and we now announce a special feature which, while of novel departure, will, we think, com- mend the paper still more to the public. We have concluded a contract with the General Acci- dent Assurance Corporation, Limited, having its Chief Offices at Perth, and at 4, Abchurch Yard, London, whereby £ 10 WILL BE PAID by the Corporation to the legal representative of any person killed by an accident or fatally injured thereby, should death result within one month after such injury, while f, passenger on any rail- way, steamboat, tramway, omnibus, or other public oonveyance. or while on any street or public road, within the United Kingdom, as a PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL, and the like amount will be paid to such person should the injury not prove fatal, but cause the loss of sight, or of a limb or limbs, or the fracture of an arm or leg and z!l zCS WILL EE PAID to any person who shail sustain a fracture of the arm or leg while engaged in playing football or while cycling Provided that the person so killed or injured shall be the owner of the SOUTH WALES STAR of the current week containing an insurance coupon, with his or her usual signature written in ink therein. The idea of giving insuranc3 by purchase of a paper was first conceived by a popular magazine in 1885, and immediately thereafter the Railway Passengers Insurance Company, and the General Accident Assurance Corporation, formulated the now familiar coupon system. The latter Company was doing an extensive business in this connec- tion in 1S87, when the Government made a claim against them for stamp duty on the ceupons. Acting under the highest legal advice, the Corpo- ration resisted the claim, urging that the coupon was merely a statement to the effect that an insu- rance had been effected, formulated for the pur- poses of identification, and to minimise the risk of imposition and fraud. The resistance was so far successful as to compel the Government to bring in a Bill making it obligatory on all insurance companies to pay a duty of 5 per cent. on the coupon premiums. Immediately this point was made, all the companies who had previously been lacking in the necessary courage to oppose the Government, united in competing for this class of business, now that the way had been shown to them. Coupons have, however, been hitherto, in general, limited to railway accidents, and that for death only. A recently published Parliamentary return gives the number of persons killed and injured on the railways in the United Kingdom during 1890 as 918 KILLED AND 8,971 INJURED. Great as this number is. yet, having regard to the hundreds of thousands who travel upon the vast network of railway lines in the United Kingdom, it is an obvious reflection that railway travelling, as compared with the dangers of the streets, is by far the safest mode of progression. It has seemed to us and to others that a system of insurance which would give some compensation to those who meet with ACCIDENTS IX THE STREETS, I and afford a welcome contribution towards the in- evitable expenses of such mishaps, would be a boon to the public at large. Hundreds of men, week in, I week out, from year's end to year's end, travel by railway, 'bus, or tram to and from business, who have not insured their lives or provided in any way against accident. The possibility of how to extend to these some modicum of protection is naturally hedged about by a great many diSiculties but at least the benefits which we have now placed within the reach of the purchasers of our paper are such as could only be obtained from the com- pany direct by paying more than the price of the paper. Football, which is a national game, is, by reason of the fervour with which it is played, attended with more danger than any other pastime, if we may judge from the number of accidents from time to time reported. Having regard to the enthusiasm which it invokes in these districts, the circumstance that our insurance coupon pro- vides also for the INSURANCE OF PLAYERS of this game cannot fail to command cordial ap- proval It is noteworthy that football risks have ordi- narily been regarded byaccident i nsuran ce companies as necessitating higher premiums, or indeed as un- desirable, and this has led to the institution of a Football Insurance Union. But while the insur- ance in this journal is limited to one coupon for each holder, it is not invalidated by any insurance, other than coupon, with any Accident Company, but is in addition thereto. It is hardly necessary for us to dwell upon the fact that cycling, like everything else, has its dangers, but to use an Irish expression only more so," and the same benefits are extended to cyclists as to football players.
DO NOT REMOVE THE COUPON FROM THE PAPER. SPECIALLY GUARANTEED BY THE QEXERAL ^CCIDENT ^SSURANCE CORPORATION, TTIMITED. CHIEF Ol'FICES VICTORIA BUILDINGS, PERTH, :S.B.; 4, ABCHURCH YARD, LONDON, E.C.; 95, PILGRIM STREET, NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE: and at 51. FAWCETT STREET, SUNDERDAND, TO WHOM NOTICE OF CLAIMS UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MUST BE MADE WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS. gOUTH STALES S TAR" | 0 JNSURAXCE £ JOUPO 0. TEN POUNDS will be paid by the above Cor- poration to the legal representatives of any person killed by an accident, or fatally injured thereby, should death result within One Month after such injury, while a Passenger on any Railway, Steamboat, Tramway, Omni- bus, or other public conveyance, or while on any Street or Public Road within the United Kingdom, as a Private Individual, and the like amount will be paid to such person should the injury not prove fatal, but cause the loss of sight, or of a limb or limbs, or the fracture of an arm or leg and FIVE POUNDS will be paid to any person who shall sustain a fracture of the arm or leg by accident while engaged in playing Football or while Cycling. Provided that the person so killed or injured was the owner of this In- surance Coupon for the current week, with his or her usual signature written in ink underneath. Signature. 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