MAESTEG LOCAL BOARD. At the meeting of the Board on Friday evening, the Clerk read the notice from the County Council with regard to the re-arrangement of the district into the Bridgend and Cowbridge Union by the Council, and drawing attention to the inquiry to be held at Bridgend. The Clerk pointed out that so far as the matter affected the Board it would be Llangynwyd Lower and Middle. It was proposed that the whole of Llangynwyd and Middle be annexed to the Bridgend Local Board. If the Board objected they could attend the inquiry. Mr D. Davies said he objected for one. He had only just read of the proposed change in the Gazette. He thought it was a most unreasonable thing that Llangynwyd Middle should be annexed to Bridgend. It was close to the Maesteg Board's boundary, and they were about having their sewerage work ex- tended, they should include Llangynwyd Middle. They would therefore want land there. He moved that the Board be represented at the inquiry. Mr Barrow seconded that the Board be represented at the inquiry. I Mr Williams said Llangynwyd Lower had never been attached to the Maesteg Board. He was sorry 6.1:n" -r'n '6. T.. iu uiongicc wuu ,uz j^ttTies, out as regaras Xjian- gynwyd Middle, the Board derived no income from there because there was to property there. The time would come when the County Council would want the roads to be made, and there would be a great deal of expense without any income coming from there. He did not see that there was any benefit in having Llangynwyd Middle attached to the Board. Mr D. Davies: We shall practically have the Bridgend Local Board in Maesteg. Mr Ferrier suggested the holding of a special meeting. Mr Evans said he had been told that Mr Hughes was coming to PontrhydycftI with a view of in- ducing the people to join Bridgend. The Chairman remarked that the County Council would decide the matter according to the evidence. It was eventually decided to hold a special com- mittee on the following Wednesday.
INQUIRY AT GLYN-NEATH. A local inquiry was on Monday conducted at the National School, Cwmgwrach, by Mr Oliver Henry Jones and Mr Walter Meyrick North, who had been appointed for the purpose by the joint committee of Glamorgan County Council and the Breconshire Connty Council. The inquiry was in reference to proposals which had been made that the parish of Ystradfellte, in the county of Brecon, be removed from the Neath Poor-law Union and Rural Sanitary District, ind attached to the Merthyr Poor-law Union, and that so much of the hamlet of Rhigos as is within the watershed of the river Neath be re- moved from the Merthyr Poor-law Union and Rural Sanitary District and attached to the Neath Poor- law Union and Rural Sanitary District.—Mr Abel Thomas, Q.C., M.P., appeared for the Merthyr Union and a number of parishioners; the Marquis of Bute was represented by Mr William Evans, barrister-at-law, London; Mr L. J. Kempthorne appeared for the Neath Highway Board; Mr Edward Powell for the Neath Union and the Neath Rural Sanitary Authority; Mr T Phillips for the hamlet of Rhigos; Mr J. Evans, Aberdare, for the parish of Ystradfellte; and Mr C. Kenshole, Aber- dare, for Aberdare Burial Board.—Mr Edward Powell opened the case on behalf of Neath, and pointed out that Neath Union had already been reduced in size by having parishes lopped off.—Mr Rees Morgan, relieving officer, said the majority of the inhabitants of Ystradfellte lived within a mile of his house. Neath was the market town.—David Newland, school attendance officer, said that from 40 to 50 attended the Upper Neath Board School from the parish of YLtradfellte. The total atten- dance averaged 110. Mr Meredith Davies, guardian, said Neath was much more convenient than Merthyr for the administration of the poor law, the train fare being considerably higher than the latter place.—David Vaughan, a former guardian for Ystradfellte, said the inhabitants desired to have their parish (Ystradfellte) included in the Brecon Union, as the rates in the Neath Union were so much heavier. The Brecon rates were about half of the Neath rates. J. Ealdon, manager, Glyn-Neath Powder Mills, said a meeting of parishioners decided that it was desirable that Ystradfellte should be severed from Neath and attached to Brecon Union.—County Councillor Edward Vaughan said he called two meetings of county councillors for Ystradfellte. Both meetings agreed in the desire to be removed from Neath to Brecon Union, failing that to Merthyr Union.—County Councillor R. H. Rhys, questioned by Mr Abel Thomas, said he thought a division of the parish of Rhigos was undesirable, and he be- lieved the feeling of the parish was alone.—Mr Thomas Phillips, solicitor, of Aberdare, the clerk to the Rhigos School Board, opposed the removal of Rhigos.-Mr Isaac Jones, chairman of the Rhigos School Board, said the division of the parish into two districts would involve great expense for pur- poses of education.-Mr D. E. Williams, J.P., said he had been associated with the Merthyr Union for 40 years. He presided at a meeting of Rhigos ratepayers, which strongly protested against the division of the parish.—Mr Ware, surveyor and land agent to Lord Bute, said Lord Bute's interest in the watershed of Neath was 2,240 acres. The proposed change would be very disadvantageous to Lord Bute's tenants.—County Councillor D. P. Davies, chairman of the Aberdare Burial Board, called by Mr Kenshole, said the Penderyn burial gronnd was being filldd up. If the district were removed, the inhabitants of the transferred district would suffer the great disadvantage of paying double fees, as they would be without the burial board district.— Mr A. S. Gardner, called by Mr Powell said the question of water supply was becoming an in- creasingly important one. He supported the pro- posal, as the district was within the watershed of the river Neath.—Other witnesses were heard, after which the commissioners said they would report their conclusions to the executive of the county council.
VALE OF GLAMORGAN ITEMS. HAY HAEVBST. Hay Harvest has commenced in a few parts of the Vale of Glamorgan. A few fields of trefolium and French grass have been cut during the past fort- night, although not yet secured, owing to the recent wet weather. TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION. Telephonic communication between Cardiff and Bridgend by way of Cowbridge is being rapidly pushed on, the wires having been already laid as far as the latter town. SUDDEN DEATH AT COLWINBTONE. On Thursday last week a little grandson of Mr Thomas, of Highfield, aged 6 years, died very sud- denly from heart disease followina upon an attack of rheumatic fever contracted a fortnight previously. The deceased was the child of Mr Jones, late of the Ham Farm, Llantwit, now of Delbury, Salop, and Mr Thomas* only daughter, and had eeme upon a short visit to his grandparents. Much sympathy is felt in the neighbourhood for Mr Thomas' family in their sad bereavement. A little brother of the same age died from an exactly similar attack last year. The funeral took place at Delbury. INFLUENZA Has appeared in an epidemic form in many parts of the Cowbridge district during the past fortnight. COWBRIDGE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. Owing to the enforced absence of some of the more prominent performers through family bereavement and sickness the summer concert has been postponed until next winter. DEATH OF A SCHOOLMASTER. We regret to announce the death of Mr Evans, the headmaster of the Llansannor and Llanharry National School. Mr Evans contracted a severe cold on Sunday week when attending Llansannor Church —where he acted as organist for some years-and influenza and pleuro-pneumonia at once fol- lowed, from which he died on the morning of the 5th. During his residence at Llansannorhe has commanded the greatest respect, and has been most successful as a teacher. He leaves a widow and two children, for whom much sympathy is felt.
PROPERTY SALE AT COWBRIDGE. Mr John David offered up by auction at the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge, on Tuesday, six lots of freehold and leasehold dwelling-houses at Llanblethian and Brynna., Pencoed. Only two of the lots were dis- posed of, namely, two semi-detached cottages and gardens near Broadway, Llanblethian, which were bought by Mr Rees, of Kingscomb, for £ 290. The other lots were withdrawn at the following bids:— Lot 1, two semi-detached leasehold dwelling-houses and gardens abutting on the highway leading from Broadway to Llanblothian, JE170. Lot 2, a dwelling- house two gardens (adjoining each pine end), two outbuildings, and pigstye, all abutting on the high- way, 1190. Lot 5, a freehold pasture field, near Brynhyfryd, 20. lr. 32p., 295. Lot 6, two lease- hold dwelling-houses, near the Eagle Hotel, Brynna, near Pencoed, X200. Mr E. W. Miles was the solicitor for the vendor.
DB. NANSEN'S POLAR EXPEDITION. — Messrs. Gadbury have supplied about 1,500 lbs. of Cocoa Essenceand Choco- late in hermetically sealed tins, it being necessary that the provisions taken should keep good for seven years. Dr. Nansen has exercised a wise choice in selecting _h_ z. All vura cocoa of such typical excellence as Cadbury's. CADBURY'S COCOA. A Cocoa possessing vaiuable flesh-forming qualities, and imparting Strength and Slaying Power,"—Health*
LOCAL VOLUNTEER IN- TELLIGENCE. SHOOTING MATCHES. BRIDGEND v. TAIBACH. A shooting competition between these teams took place at Port Talbot on Saturday, and resulted in a win for Taibach by 33 points. Scores BEIDGEND. 200yds. 500yds. 600yds. Total. Sergt. T Williams. 26 16 29 71 Pte. W. Davies 29 32 32 93 Pte. W. David 28 32 25 85 T. Hopkin. 33 32 22 87 L-Cerpl A. Mark. 22 13 18 53 Pte. D.Thomas. 26 28 27 81 Sergt. G. Pennell 25 26 27 78 Pte. D. L. Jones 28 28 26 82 S-Sergt J. Lane. 28 27 21 76 C-Sergt. H.Jones. 29 31 24 84 Total. 790 TAIBACH. Pte. E. Davies 28 32 26 86 „ G. Hanson 30 25 28 83 Sergt. W. C. Heycock 29 27 29 85 „ D.L.David 27 31 17 75 Corpl. S. Griffiths 27 32 24 83 Sergt. P. Jones 28 28 19 75 Pte D.Williams. 29 30 27 86 Sergt. W. Evans 31 31 23 85 „ T. Evans 32 26 20 78 E. Millington 29 31 27 87 Total. 823 TAIBACH SECONDS v. BRIDGEND SECONDS. A shooting match took place at the Newbridge ranges, Bridgend, on Saturday between the second teams of the Taibach and home detachments, at distances of 200 and 500 yards. The scores were as follows:— TAIBACH. 200yds. 500yde. Tl. Corporal Chilcott.. 31 27 58 Sergeant William,, 28 28 56 Sergeant Sutton. 32 23 55 Private Harris 31 29> 60 Private Morris 29 29 58 Corporal Kirkham 23 14 37 Lieutenant Griffiths 30 20 50 Private Roderick 31 32 63 Corpopal Hanford 26 22 48 Private Hanford 30 30 60 Total. 545 BEIDGEND. Corporal Grant. 29 29 58 Private R. Rees 28 28 56 Private Wolstencroft 21 15 36 L-Corporal Goulden 25 21 46 Private Derges 22 24 46 Frivate F. Jones 21 25 46 Lieutenant 28 27 55 Sergeant 29 26 55 Sergeant Abbott 33 22 55 L-Corporal W.Rees 28 25 53 Total. 506 y' 2ND V. B. WELSH REGIMENT. BBIDGEND DETACHMENT ORDERS. Drills are suspended for next week. There will be class-firing on the range on Satur- day, June 16th, commencing at 2.30 p.m. (Signed) D. R. DAVID, Major, Commanding Detachment. Jane 7th, 1894. TONDU DETACHMENT. ORDERS FOB THE ENSUING WEEK. Monday.—Recruit drill at 7.30 p.m. Tueeday.-Recruit drill at 7.30 p.m. Saturday.—Company drill at 7.30 p.m. undress uniform. The Cefn Detachment will attend. Any members desirous of attending Port Talbot competitions will be good enough to apply for their rifles on the Tuesday night previous from the Sergeant-Instructor. By order, REES THOMAS, Major, Commanding Detachment. Tondu, 2th June, 1894. MAESTEG DETACHMENT. The detachment will parade in drill order at 6.45 p.m. on Monday, June 15th, for drill and march out for judging distance practice band to attend. The officer commanding is desirous that members will muster as strong as possible in order that they may be instructed in this important duty. Other parades and class-firing as usual during remainder of the month. By order, J. G. MORRIS, Captain commanding Maesteg Detachment 2nd V.B. Welsh Regiment. Headquarters, Maesteg, June 6th, 1894. COWBRIDGE AND PONTYCLUN DETACH- MENTS. OBDEBS FOB THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 16TH. Company drills in drill order, i.e trousers, kersey frock, Glengarry caps with waist belts, side arms and rifles, on Monday at Cowbridge at 7.3U p.m., and on Saturday at Pontyclun at 5.30 p.m. Squad and recruit drill at Pontyclun on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. By order, J. C. COATH, Captain Commanding June 6th, 1894.
TYNEWYDD NOTES. The anniversary services of Hermon Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church were held on Sunday and Monday week, when powerful sermons were delivered to large congregations by the Rev D. Jones, Frederick St., Cardiff, and W. Meidrym Jones, Llanelly. The Church is making a strenuous effort this year again to clear off a substantial portion of its debt. It was announced in the meetings that the debt hal been reduced during the past 8 years from £1,350 to JE800. The friends at Hermon are anxious to pay off 1200 again this year. The Rev C. Williams, the pastor, made it known OH Monday that he had received two donations of S20 each from North Wales, one from Mr Kdwv Davies, Llandinam, a worthy son of ari honoured father, and the other from a gentleman who has enjoined secrecy as to his name. BETHLEHEM WELSH BAPTIST CHURCH.—The Rev J. Humphreys, of Llandulas, has accepted the invitation of this church to become its pastor. The rev gentleman comes from a good ministerial stock, his brothers being the Rev Mr Humphreys, Felinfoel, aud the Rev Mr Humphreys, Calvana, Llanelly. He will com- mence duties on the loth July next. We wish him every success in the important sphere to which he has been called to work. CONCERT.—A very successful juvenile con- cert was given in the Wesleyan Schoolroom on Wednesday evening by the Infants' Depart- ment of the Tynewydd Board School. The children numbered over 150, and as they had been dressed by fond mothers for the occasion, the platform presented a most pleasing and interesting spectacle. The singing was con- ducted by Miss E. P. Jones, assistant mistress, the babies' class was under the charge of Misses M. A. Davies, and Annie Stenner. Miss E. Osborne presided at the piano, and the whole of the proceedings were carried out under the supervision of Miss Meredith, the bead-mistress upon whom, and her staff, the recitations, sing- ing and the drills of the scholars reflected the highest credit. Mr J. Bennett, one of the mem- bers of the Llangeinor School Board proved a splendid chairman. The proceeds are to be devoted towards, obtaining a pianoforte for the use of the school.
SEIZURE OF DISEASED CARCASES. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-Iri your report of the proceedings of the last meeting of the Board of F alth the Inspector of Nuisances reported t he had siezed two carcases at the slaughter- house belonging to me. I arranged to buy by weight the animals referred to, but had never seen them until Friday morning, the 25th ult., when the carcases were hanging up at the slaughter-house, and, on seeing their condition, I immediately wrote to the farmer informing him that I would have nothing to do with thew, and for him to come in at once to see their condition. Wheu they were seized they were awaiting the farmer's inspection prior to being de- stroyed. Trusting that you give space for this explanation, as the report has already, and is likely to affect my business in the f uture. -I am, &c., DAVID LLEWELLIN, Butcher, Newtown, Bridgend, June 7th.
REVOLVER CARRYING IN THE GARW. At Bridgend police-court on Saturday, Isaiah Jenkins, of Gareg-row, Pontycymmer, was fined £ including costs for carrying firearms without a licence. Defendant was practising with the revolver on Sunday afternoon, which led to P.O. Gnffin mak">g the discovery resulting in his con- viction.
C'RICKET. LLANHARRY v. TONDU. S ™tch was tPlaye<l at Llanharry on Saturday last, in very unfavourable weather fnr good match. The vi.iting team 11 runs and two wickets to fall, which mainly owing to the good bowling of Mr W OuTck Bird. The visitors were smarter on the field though bat 6rst. The following are the scorer TONDU. F. Saunders, b & c C. Thomas i y°Xd. ]» & e C. Thomas k F. Halford, b C. Thomas 5' £ ichards, b C. Thomas 7 E. Thomas, c A-Parsons, b Thomas' 8 1. Richman, b W. Quick H. Lloyd, b Quick [ W. Matthews, c Thomas, b Quick o J -Cox, b Quick B. Oltham, not out ¥ John Hopkins, b Quick 3 Extras 7 Total 49 LLANHARRY. S. Parsons, run out 9 C. Thomas, b Richman « H. Bird, not out Jj J-Warren, c Hopkins, b Ridima'n' 9 wr' cJ^oyd» b Richman a W. Quick, c Saundera, b Cox o A. Parsons, b Halford f G. Austin, b Cox D. Evans, not out X J. Edwards, b Cox ? J. Aubrey, to bat 0 Extras 6 Total 60
AT the present time the British Medical Associa- tion includes 21 women doctors, who have taken ad- Tantage of the new law admitting them to member- ship. Two Chinese women have lately taken the examination for the medical department of the Uni- versity of Michigan. In the United States there are seven women who have received the degree of LL.D., and there are 21 law firms, in which the partners are husband and wife. In Spain there is only one woman lawyer, Manuela y Palido, of Madrid, who is ØClted not only for her legal acuinen, but also for her 0feat personal beauty. For a long time I have been gathering information (remarks Lady A." in the Weekly Sun) about the treatment of the hair and complexion at springtime, the most trying period of the year. I should first of all Jike to tell you a little about the advantages of a daily tub. I don't think we half realiliv the effect it has on the whole body, and I hear that many people now take it at night as an incentive to sleep. Now, that is wrong. It should be taken as soon as ever you rise. Don't fiddle about your bed-room, but get into your bath at once while the body is quite warm. You should not remain in it too long and if you can stand it, have a large basin of coid water and big sponge ready, and just rub jourself all over before commencing to dress. Then cover the whole body before you finish dressing. More colds are taken during the first ten minutes nfter bathing than can possibly be imngined. Soup is not essential every day, and when used should he of the purest, but. a good sponging nnd rubbing will keep the Imdv clean and in good health..Now a litiie about the carl" of the face. It should onW be w»s!u-d once in the 2-1 hours, and that should tlie at. nijrlit. In the looming gpntlv rub it over with the IIMTKIS after having dipped them in r;iin-wntrr if pos- sible, or o! benvise in water in which a bran or o.-kt>- meal bng has been JeÎt. all night. Tljie prepa-:i4ion must he constantly renewed, or if an efiert. A li!1.> cooling medicine should he taLt-n oner It in springtime. It helps the skin a ;>reat. deal, und the following is a very old-fashioned but very good recipo for making a mixture at home: 'oz. of the best senna leaves, 2oz. of salt P, and i oz;,of -tlio liquorice. Put these in a saucepan with two qimrt-s of fresh water; let it simmer, not. too fast, f,o one quart then strain, and when (-old put it in a bottle. It. should 1 lave the consistency of thin cream and must be well corked. A winegla.ssful should be taken an hour before rising. About soap.: everybody's skin in some small' way differs, and it is much the best if you find a preparation tbat suits you, and stick to it. Don't be persuaded to buy what every other person will recommend. The best makes of the best makers are nearly always safe, but many skins require a superfatted, soap, particularly those easily affected byr the wind. These are a few plain directions. which need not take up many minutes of a. busy woman's time, and which, if attended to carefully.. will help to put off for a little while woman's greatest foe, age." I have had several warnings from the editor about space, so I cannot give much attention; to woman's greatest beauty-her flowing locks-this week, but shall hope to return to the subject at a later date. Our heads are very much better dressed as a rule at the present day than some years ago, but still the cry is for improvement. I often wonder that in a family of girls one often does not have hair- dressing lessons. She could then teach the others and they could mutually oblige one another. It is absurd to say, however nimble one's fingers may be, that one can do one's hair to the same perfection, that it can be done for by an expert, assistant. And now a word as to children. They should be brought up to brush their hair as they are to clean, their teeth. There is nothing to equal it in healthy effect. Weak hair is improved and good hair strengthened by the process. Ten minutes' habit night and morning is not a great deal to learn, and in time it becomes second nature. The hair should not be washed more than once a fortnight and dark hair does not always require it so often. The scalp of the head can be cleaned with a little water or any Boftening lotion. Then another important thing is never to fasten up the hair too tightly, or use Vapes or ribbon. Don t have too manv hairpins. They are none of them good, and the woman who can do with the least number stands the greatest ehanee of keep. ing a good head of hair,
£ e* Though you Rub! Rub! Rub And you Scrub 1 Scrub 1 Scrub I You'll find that It's not in your power « jv. In the old-fashioned way, What Hudson's I What Hudson's Will do in an hour HUDSON'S EXTRACT OF SOAP, or HUDSON'S DRY SO". for Rapid Washing. Leaves no Smell. I PRINTED AND PUBLISHED (for the Propriet J by JOHN EVANS, Glamorgan Gazette u. "8. Wytodham Street, and Queen Street,BAiage%, A. FRIDAY, JUliE 8, 1894*
ALTERATION OF LOCAL AREAS. TO-MORROWS INQURY. ATTITUDE OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES. STRONG RURAL OPPOSITION. BRIDGEND FOR A COMPROMISE. The publication in our last issue of the schema of the County Council for adding a number of rural parishes to the district of the Bridgend Local Board has created something like a surprise throughout the district, and the proposals during the past week have been actively canvassed in every parish concerned. With the exception of the Bridgend Local Board the scheme has been met by every representative authority in the area affected with the strongest opposition, and at to-morrow's inquiry the commissioners of the Connty Council will be required to give ear to little but one prolonged tale of disapproval of the project. The following are the reports of the the varicua meetings which have been held to con- sider the scheme:— Bridgend Local Board. An adjourned meeting of the Bridgend Local Board, for the purpose of considering tha scheme, was held on Friday evening last. Mr McGaul pre- sided, and there were also present—Messrs Walling- ton. Rich, Powell, Davits, and Lewis; and the clerk (Mr T. J. Hughes). Copies of the following tabulated statistics of the parishes proposed to be added to the board's district which had been prepared by the clerk were distributed amongst the members.
PHESENT URBAN DISTRICT OF BRIDGEND. I PARISH.I'ojiula- H itublc Rateable Main Uistrietf,] K.\i>eiitliture Portions of Coity Lower Acreage tion Value Value Ron,Is Roads >n dist. roads and (1891) I'uor (Sanitary M. I'. 51, J", for yr. ending Newcastle Lower. 4891. Kite Rites), 3 (j Much, 1VJ1. £ 21,8-15 £ 17,0!H £ 505 10j 11,1 PROPOSED ADDITIONS TO URBAN DISTRICT. „ I £ M. V. I M F. ~± ~H d Coity Lower (Rural Portion) 1226 108 2469 1100 1 7 | 3 5 47 2 8 Laleston j 1740 576 4024 1550 I 8 2 90 7 0 Llangonoyd Lower 2133 474 a2448 «1054 5 7 5 77 16 0 Llangonoyd Middle i 2623 609 31094 61435 j 5 7 119 18 0 Newcastle Higher 2169 3032 ol3927 <-9742 2 2 8 6 123 19 10 Newcastle Higher 2169 3032 cl3927 <-9742 2 2 8 6 123 19 10 Ntwcastlo Lower (Rural Portion) ".1 565 22 725 310 5 4 17 1 8 Pyle (Portion of) Estimated I 500 d3625 11845 II d Iii 30 0 0 Tythegstone Higher 2230 1476 e98GI e4763 fl 2 135 16 2 Ynisawdre j 387 1048 4754 3433 1 4 55 14 1 TOTAL8 7495 45354 25232 45 2 L697 15 11 « These are on the new valuations, involving an increase in the Railway Assessment which is being appealed against:—The old figures are XISSI andf924 b „ „ £ 2,391 and £ 1,137 e „ „ f8,738 and X4,482 c „ £ 12,192 and £ 9,482 jout prior to we closing ot raric csup Colliery the figures on the old valuation were 114,246 and 110,805 d These figures hive been carefully estimated with the assistance of che assistant overseer. f Not ascertained. The Clerk stated that in determining the repre- sentation of the different parts of the district on the governing authority regard would be had to both rateable value and population. In the course of the discussion which took place, KB. W. POWELL Mr Powell expressed himself as entirely opposed to the scheme. The districts which it was pro- posed to add to Bridgend were in a very dilapi- dated condition, being without either gas, water, or sewerage, and in fact he did not suppose a worse selection could have been made for them. Taking particularly Tondu, Aberkenfig, and Kenfig Hill, the houses were scattered here and there without shape or form, and the putting of those places in order would entail a very large outlay. On the other hand their own system was pretty nigh com- plete, and when they had a drainage scheme in operation there would not be a more complete little town in Glamorganshire. To accept a scheme would, it appeared to him, be nothing but A LEAP IN THE DABS. The expected advantage to be derived from the increase in the ratable value would be more than counterbalanced by the increased expenditure which the new part of the district would require. Even if the scheme would benefit Bridgend it was not right that they should require other people to contribute to the cost of their improvements. The Chairman said the County Council were quite determined to extend the area of the board's district, and they had the power to carry it out. The Clerk Subject to appeal. The Chairman argued that the Local Govern- ment Board would form an unfavourable court of appeal as the scheme, he said, in reality emanated from head-quarters. MB aaCHAEL DAVIES. Mr Davies urged that the scheme was to the interests of the business men of Bridgend, as it weuld make the town the centre of the district. The argument that Bridgend would be swamped on the board was simply a bogey. Mr Powell thought if they made the outskirts of Bridgend more attractive the result would be the opposite to that anticipated by Mr Davies (laughter). Mr Davie&: You must have misunderstood my meaning. I am sure I never had the idea of making the outside beautiful. What I want is to make Bridgend the centre. Mr Powell: That we all want. Mr Davies: I am afraid I cannot induce Mr Powell to change his mind so it is useless Iking. After some further conversation, The following resolution, moved by the chairman, and seconded by Mr Powell, was agreed to: That the board agree to so much of the scheme of the County Council as proposes to add to its urban district the rural portions of Coity Lower and Newcastle Lowee, and the parishes of Newcastle Higher and Ynisawdre, and that it be respect- fully suggested to the Commissioners that Llan- gynwyd Middle and Llangynwyd Lower be added to the Maesteg Urban District, that Laleston remain in the district of the Rural Authority, and that Tytheg-stone Higher and Pyle be added to the Jorthcawl Local Board District. The population of the the Bridgend district as thus extended is 9191, Bridgend being 4891 and the remainder 4300, while the ratable value in £ 31.670, Bridgend being £ 17071 and theremainded £ 14685. It was further resolved to suggest that the district should be divided into two wards, the Bridgend ward having nine members and New- a stle and Ynisawdre six. The Chairman, Mr Wallington and Mr Davies were appointed to give evidence before the com- missioners in support of the scheme. CONTOXTIXG THE RATEPAYERS. Mr Wallington suggested that the board should consult the townspeople on the scheme. The Clerk: You are a little late in the day, Mr Wallington. You ought to have spoken earlier. Mr Davies remarked that the ratepayers would have an opportunity of putting their case before tne commissioners. The Clerk said he should mention to the Com- missioners that the proposal was before a towns- meeting about a year ago and was discountenanced And was dropped. Mr Powell said as it was a matter more for the town at large than for the board he thought it was only fair the townspeople should have their say, although he was convinced they would oppose the scheme. The Clerk The mere passing of a resolution at a public meeting is not going to afiect this matter. If they passed a resolution in favour of the scheme I don't think it would make the lease difference. The meeting then terminated.
BRIDGEND AND COWBRIDGE RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. The ordinary meeting of the above authority was held on Saturday. The Rev F W Edmondes pre- sided, and there presant:—Mr Edmund Lewis, vice- chairman Mr J Blandy Jenkins (ex officio), the Rev S. Nicholl, Messrs J Davies (Brecknock Villa), T Rees, R Thomas (Pyle), D Spencer, R Thomas (Bovertou), D Bowen, W Howells (Wick), Edmund Lewis, W. Hopkin, Evan Williams, T John (Llan- blethian), Lemuel Griffiths, W Street, E Matthews, E Wilde, J Williams (Merthyrcnawr), J G Loveluck, D Thomas (Tytalwyn), Howel Williams, I W. Jenkins, J Edwards, Iltyd Williams, M Jenkins, D Rees (Penllyne), T Jenkins, G Edwards, R Wil- liams, J Rees, J I D Nichoil lc.i,officio), R K Prichard (ex-ofeio), Richard Thomas the Clerk (Mr R H Cox), Dr Meller, the Inspector, Mr R Ley- shon), the Water Engineer (Mr J Hurley), the Assistant-Inspector (Mr J W Edwards). The chief business was the consideration of the scheme by which the County Council proposed to add a number of rural parishes, including Newcastle Higher and Yniaawdre to the Bridgend Local Board District. The Clerk read the notice of the inquiry received from thi Council, and stated the recommendations which had been adopted by the Bridgend Local Board at their meeting the previous evening. Mr R K Prichard invited Mr Blandy Jenkins as a member of the County Council to enlighten the authority as to the motives of the Council in pro- posing a scheme which would have the effect of making the rural districts pay for improvements which would alone benefit Bridgend. Mr Blandy Jenkins suggested that perhaps one reason was that Bryniirion, a large residence near Bridgend should contribute to the rating of the town (laughter). The extensiveness of the proposed dis- trict to be added was, he supposed, accounted for by the fact that while the Commissioners might take away from the scheme they could not add to it. The scheme suggested by the Bridgend Local Board appeared to him to be most desirable, namely, that the rural portion of the Coity Lower and Newcastle Lower, and the parish as of Newcastle Higher and Ynisawdre shall be added to the Bridgend Local Board District. Mr Griffith Edwards also considered the scheme a very good one. Mr E Matthews (Aberkenfig) strongly disapproved of the Local Board's scheme. He considered that the matters should be left entirely to the parishes as the best judges of their own interests, and moved that the authority express no opinion in the matter. Mr W Hopkin (Island Farm) seconded the amend- ment, remarking that within the past few years the rate of Bridgend from being 2d less than in the rural district had gone 4d above it. The Chairman It will be a great deal more, too (laughter). Mr Hopkin: Perhaps it will. Continuing, he pointed out that the loss in ratable value by the pro- posed reduction of the rural district would mean an increase in the rates for the establishment charges. Mr Davies (Newcastle Lower) opposed the amend- ment, objecting that its effect would be to deprive the authority of a loem standi at the inquiry. Mr Richard Williams also sided against the amendment, as he was anxious that the objections of Llangynwyd Middle to the scheme should be heard. He appealed to the formers on the authority to co-operate in resisting this attempt to throw the rural districts within the heavy ratepaying areas of the towns. On a show of hands the motion was negatived by 15 to 13. COITY LOWER. Mr J I D Nicholl then moved as a further amend- ment that the rural portion of Coity Lower be omitted from the scheme. It was a purely agri- cultural district, had nothing in common with Bridgend, and he did not know in what way it was suggested it was to benefit from the proposed inclusion. Mr W Hopkin seconded the amendment, which was also supported by The Vice-Chairman, who considered it altogether wrong in principle to force a rural into an urban district. Mr Hopkin added that the occupiers of the land were dead against the proposal. The amendment was carried almost unanimously, the only dissenting voice being that of Mr John Davies (Brecknock Villa). NEWCASTLE HIGHER AND YNISAWDBE. Mr W Street moved as a further amendment the omission from the scheme of Newcastle Higher and Ynisawdre. They were nearly all working men in that district, and as the meetings would be held at Bridgend they would be unable to attend. The Chairman: Would Mr Street object to an urban district for Tondu and Aberkenfig ? Mr Street replied that his parish.wished to remain as they were, bnt they would prefer being made into an urban district for themselves than being joined to Bridgend. Mr Wm Jenkins seconded the amendment. A SPIRITED PROTEST. The Rev S. Nicholl objected to all these proposals on the eve of the introduction of a new state of things when the inhabitants were to rule matters for themselves. It appeared to him that the intention of the County Council was in effect to say, you are not to have your own way we mean to over-ride the Act of Parliament, and to impose upon you a goverment you do not want. He did not think it stood within their rights to play fast and loose with things in this way (applause). He conceived that the intention of the present Government was that the people should have the right to manage their own affairs in their own way, and he thought they ought to oppose this kind of tyrannical action on the part of the County Council (applause). Was it right, he asked, that certain persons who had no interest in them shonld be sent down to order their affairs. I protest, the rev gentleman concluded, against this in the name of Home Rule (applause). The Vice-Chairman heartily endorsed Mr Nicholl's sentiments, being of the opinion that the proposals would defeat the fundamental object of the Local Government Bill. He supported the amendment, and said he considered the principle of the scheme as i an altogether unjust one. The amendment was carried by 25 to 3. NEWCASTLE LOWRR. On the motion of Mr T Rees, seconded by the Vice-Chairman, a resolution was also passed in favour of omitting the rural portion of Newcastle Lower from the scheme. OTHEB PABISHES. On the motion of Mr Howells (Wick), seconded by Mr Spencer, the authority formally recorded its disagreement with proposal No 1 of the scheme sug- gesting the inclusion of other parishes in the Bridg- end Urban District. DIVISION OF THE RURAL DISTRICT. Mr Blandy Jenkins, in view of the resolutions which had been come to, moved that there be no alteration in the rural district. Mr W Howells (Wick) seconded the motion. The Vice-Chairman moved as an amendment that the district be divided into two on the basis of the present Highway Districts. It would be too diffi- cult for one authority to manage the highways in the present Rural Sanitary District,) the Highway Districts being too extensive as they were. Mr Blandy Jenkins suggested that the Highway Districts might be managed by committees. Mr R. Thomas (Boverton), supporting the amend- ment, said it would be very inconvenient for mem- bers in the Cowbridge district to administer the highways from Bridgend. For the last 20 years the Cowbridge Highway Board had worked very satis- factorily. Mr Illtyd Williams also considered the Cowbridge Highway District quite large enough. The amendment was carried. Mr Blandy Jenkins moved as an amendment to transfer the parishes of Llanharran and Peterstone from Cowbridge to Bridgend Highway District, and St Andrews Minor from Bridgend to the Cowbridge District. It was quite as inconvenenient, he declared, for inhabitants of Llanharran and Peterstone to attend Cowbridge as for Cowbridge people to attend Bridgend. The amendment was rejected. THE CHAIRMAN DISAGREES. The Chairman being appealed to to attend the inquiry on behalf of the autority, said he declined in toto, because he disagreed with many of the views expressed by members. Mr T Rees therefore moved, and Mr D. Bowen seconded, that Newcastle Higher and Ynisawdre be formed into an urban district. The proposal was supported by Mr Griffith Edwards and carried. The question of representation at the inquiry gave rise to some discussion, and ultimately the Clerk was directed to forward the resolutions to the Clerk of the County Council and to attend the inquiry.
COWBRIDGE HIGHWAY BOARD. At the monthly meeting of the Cowbridge District Highway Board on Tuesday—Mr Rees Thomas presiding-it was unanimously resolved to oppose the proposal for transferring the parishes of Llan- harran and Peterstone to the Bridgend District, and a committee consisting of the Chairman, the Vice- chairman, Mr Edmund Lewis, Mr Illtyd Williams, and the Rev S. Nicholl was appointed to attend the The Chairman remarked that the transfer of the parishes would represent a loss to the board of a rateable value of £ 14,000.
THE ATTITUDE OF LLANGYNWYD MIDDLE. At a vestry meeting of Llangynwyd Middle held at the National Schaol on Wednesday evening in last week, the Vicar, the Rev S. Jackson, presiding in view of the proposed re-arrangement of local areas, resolutions were passed in favour of a separate District Council for the hamlet, or failing that, that it should be united to the Maesteg Local Board District of Bridgend, a and it was decided to employ Mr Scale to attend the local inquiry at Bridgend in support of these views, the vicar, the guardians, and the overseers being also asked to attend. It was also decided to request Mr T J Hughes, of Bridgend, as the County Council repre- sentatives of the division, to address a local meet- ing explaining the new Local Government Act.
INQUIRY AT NEATH. Later in the day Mr Oliver H. Jones, Mr W. M. North, and Mr Idris Williams sat at the Gwyn Hall, Neath, to hear evidence in reference to the following proposals:—(1) That the portions of the hamlets of Michaelston Lower and Baglan Lower that are within the borough of Aberavon, and the portion of Baglan Lower that is in the Briton Ferry Local Board District, be united to the parish of Briton Ferry. (2) That the portion of the hamlet of Blaenhonddan that is within the borough of Neath be united to the parish of Neath. (3) That the por ion of the hamlet of Michaelstone Higher that is within the urban sanitary district of Glyncorrwg be united with the hamlet of Glyncorrwg. (4) That the parish of Llantwit Lower be divided into wards. (5) That so much of the parish of Rhigos as is within the watershed of the Neath river shall be removed from the Merthyr Rural Sanitary District and attached to the Neath Rural Sanitary Dis- trict. Alderman H P Charles asked in reference to the portion of the hamlet of Blaenhonddan, which it was proposed to join to Neath, whether the rates would be increased? Mr Edward Powell, who appeared for the Neath Guardians, said there would probably be an increase of the rates to the extent of 8d, but if the proposal were not carried out there would probably be still higher rates to pay. Mr Taliesin Jonts, farmer, made objection to the dividing of Llantwit Lover into wards, but hia opposition ceased when he was informed by Mr North that the division would be merely for election purposes. There was no objection to the other proposals. Mr O. H. Jones said they would report to the county council committee. The question of the number of guardians to be allotted would be dis- cussed at some fature meeting. A PERSONAL EXPLANATION. The Clerk (Mr T. J. Hughes) at the meeting of the Bridgend board on the previous Tuesday, explained that although a member of the:executive committeejof the County Council appointed to bring the new Act into operation, he had carefully abstained from voting on the scheme submitted in order that he might have his hands free to serve the board and his constituents of the County Council division he represented.
COWBRIDGE INTERME- DIATE SCHOOL. PROSPECTS AND REQUIREMENTS. A circular letter has been extensively circulated among the inhabitants of Cowbridge appealing for funds towards the purchase of certain Corporation property in Church-street, which it is proposed to devote for the purpose of erecting an Intermediate School for Boys. Unless the sum asked for— £ 250 —is subscribed, we understand that the County Council will not consent to a school being established in the town. Of this amount X75 has so far been subscribed. In the event of the school being estab- lished Jesus College will baud over the present Grammar School buildings and also some land adjoining, together with an annual grant of £ 500. In addition to this the County Council will grant X 1, 800 towards building a boys' school and X600 for the girls' school, and an annual grant of £ 000. Mr John Bevan, in addition to having given £20 towards the scheme has also handed over the sum of X250 towards the building of a girls' Intermediate School. Under the draft scheme the county govern- ing body will be empowered to provide scholarships for boarders worth some L250 a year, open to Wales and Monmouthshire and tenable at the school.
CYMANFA GANU AT OGMORE YALLEY. J The eleventh annual singingjeymanfa of tlie Welsh Baptist denomination of the Bridgend and Ogmore Vale, was held on Monday last. Thevocilistsnum- bering about 350, consisted of choirs from Nanty- moel, Ogmore Vale, Blackmill, Tondu, Pyle, Cefn and Pencoed. Mr Dan Davies was the appointed conductor, but owing to his inability to be present, Mr R. C. Jenkins (last year's conductor) very kindly consented to fill the vacancy. When the cymanfa was first established b) the Baptist denomination of this district as a mode of improving the congrega- tional singing, being a new innovation, it excited great interest, and it was attended by a very high standard of excellence. But since that period the interest has been allowed to dwindle, and there has been a marked deterioration in the singing. But, judging from this year's cymanfa, it seems as if a reaction had set in, and if the quality of the singing was not quite up to the standard of the earlier years, it can safely be said to be a great improvement on that of recent years. Mr Jenkins in bearing testi- mony to this said the improvement was apparent in each part. but more especially in the sopranos; and expressed his sincere thanks to the conductors for their diligent labours. Unfortunately the weather was very wet, rain falling almost without cessation throughout the day, but this did not in any way interfere with the attendance, which was very large at each meeting. The morning meeting was opened in the usual manner by the Rev J. Hughes, Nantymoel, after which the following hymns were sung Maidstone,' 4 Caergvbi,' I Gifead. 4 Lausanne,' I Lichfield,' Moriati,' and Anrelia,' and the anthem • Hosanna i Fab Dafydd.' The Rev J Hughes verytLuchingly referred to the death of Miss Johannah Isais. a member of the Pyle choir, who, as he said, had built high hopes of being present that day, but being taken ill on Saturday and expired at midday on Sunday. The afternoon meeting was opened by Mr Thomas James, Ogmore Vale, who presided, and the hymns, sungwe-e: I BrynamaD,' Dies Irco,' 4Maentwrog Noddfa,' (Mr Jenkins being especially'impressed with the latter) and 'Hedd'; also the anthems 4 Arglwydd clyw fy ngweddi' and 4 Molwch yr Arglwydd.' Mr Jenkin Jones, of Kenfig Hill, gave a perfect interpretation of 'Pa le'r aeth yr Amen.' When Mr Jenkins ascended the pulpit to open the evening meeting the large edifice was literally packed, the pulpit, aisles, and every available space being occupied. The Rev W. Griffiths pre- sided, and the following hymns were most splendidly sung I Lymington,' I Glanmagwr,' the last verse of which runs as follows, and in which the congrega- tion was invited to join, being repeated over and over again- 4 Ti yn unig o fy Nuw Fedri drin fy nhgalon friw. Golch fi'n llwyr a byddaf lan, Ac i'th ras bydd byth fy nghan.' At this stage Mr Jenkin Jones sang 4 Hen wlad y cymanfaoedd,' after which the anthem 4 Hosanna' was again sung, a request having been made at the commencement that the anthem should be sung. Mr Griffiths asked the sinners and congregation to join in singing '-Lausanne,' to the memory of the young girl whose death Mr Hughes had referred to in the morning. The request was acceded to, not a little of the Welsh hwyl being infused into the last lines— 4 A chaf yno ei glodfori, Byth heb dewi mwy. Amen' being several times repeated, and as the notes died away tears were observed trickling down the cheeks of not a few present, Then followed the anthem 'Arglwydd clyw fy ngweddi' and the hymns 'Malachi,' 4Bozra,'and 4 Andalusia,' the meeting concluding with 4 Molwch yr Arglwydd.' Miss Cassie Rees and Mr Lewis Kinsey ably presided at the organ. The arrangements throughout were per- fect, and reflect creditably upon the secretary, Mr Job, Tondu, and the committee.
PRESENTATION AT BRITON FERRY. REV SAMLET WILLIAMS HONOURED. On Monday evening the Rev Samlet Williams and Mrs Williams were made the recipients of a presentation at Graig Chapel. The meeting was presided over by Mr Lewis Jenkins. The presents consisted of a beautiful timepiece to Mr Williams, and a tea-service to Mrs Williams. The interesting ceremony of presenting was performed by Mrs Jenkins, the Graig, in a most appropriate speech. Addresses were also delivered by the Rev T Davies, W Richards, J Morgan, and W Davies, Councillor Hill, Messrs T Thomas, G Jeffreys, E Emanuel, and J Thomas. Mr and Mrs Williams returned thanks in feeling terms.
COWBRIDGE POSTAL ARRANGE- MENTS. On Monday the new one o'clock delivery to all parts of the town came into force. Letters may be posted at the General Post Office, Cardiff, up to 10.55 a.m. to fall in with this delivery.
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VACCINATION AND SMALL- POX, A REJOINDER. TO THE EDITOB. SIR,-How cruelly does the anti-vaccinationist deal with poor humanity, accusing it of youth, ignorance, or dishonesty; but we are long-iuffering, and will not retaliate, although, I fear, incidentally, I shall convict MissWarlow of two of these offences. Over the ideas as to the non-infectiousness and dirt- causation of small-pox propounded in an article by by Miss E. Warlow, of London, a charitable veil shall be drawn. The historic National school-boy would smile at such ideas. There are also one or two somewhat misleading statements such as Dr Joseph Wallace's, that inoculated pus may be of any degree of mildness or virulence from healthy pus to gangrenous or putrefective. Yet I must give even Miss Warlow, of London, credit for being thoroughly aware that vaccination is performed by means of lymph, not pus, healthy, putrefective, or otherwise. But with E. Warlow, of Acton, a different person comes upon the scene, onelearned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. The mind that dictated her letter would never have forwarded the other crude article, even for publication in benighted Wales. With regard to the three objections of E. Warlow, of Acton, as to the misleading character of vaccination statistics, the first two appear to be to the effect that the differing rates of mortality in vaccinated and unvaccinated children cannot be compared, because the vaccinated children refuse to fall victims to the disease which so fatally attacks their less fortunate fellows. She seems to fancy that she has a grievance because statistics reveal the fact that a large proportion of the unvaccinated children were mere infants. Vaccination will not lend itself to her views. If she will study the report of Dr Priestly on the small-pox epidemic of 1892-93 at Leicester, she will see that there were only two children under 10 years of age, who, having been vaccinated, contracted small-pox and she will also find that there were no fewer than 105 children under ten years of age, who, not having been vaccinated, con- tracted the disease. Of these, as many as fifteen died. With regard to the third objection, confluent small-pox does not efface the vaccination marks until the third day of the rash, not always then. As I contend vague opinions and perverted state- ments are the anti-vaccinationist's pabulum. Facts they flee from incontinently. Dr Priestly's report is left unanswered, I presume, from an instinctive aversion to facts. It is only suggested that many Leicester people agree with E. Warlow. That we knew. She notices the few infants vaccinated, ac- cording to Mr MaskelTa report, but she omits to mention that during a period of three months, 212 primary, and 1242 re-vaccinations were performed, and as only 50 medical men out of 81 sent in returns, we may fairly assume therefore that 2,000 to 3,000 vaccinations and re-vaccinations took place in Leicester even during three months of the epidemic. It would appear theD, that, although Leicester people have the courage of their opinions as regards their infant children, yet that about 10,000 other more enlightened or mo/ecraven fly to vaccination when threatened with small-pox. The vague theory of Miss Warlow as to the possible production of the cancerous diathesis by means of calf-lymph, is perh&ps hardly worthy of notice, except to say that any evidence of such a danger is at present not forthcoming, and is certainly not on the lines of recent investigation. [To be oaniiwwd teext icccfc].