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BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGEI UNION…
BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE I UNION ASSESSMENTS THE RAILWAY VALUATION. At the meeting of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Board of Guardians on Saturday, the Rev F. W. Edmondes presiding, an application came up fVom the Assessment Committee for sanction to employ a professional valuer to check the returns of the Great Western Railway. The fee of Mr Eve, the valuer named, would be not less than 100, any dispute as to the amount to be left to Mr T. M. Franklen. Mr T. Rees explained that the Company had appealed to the committee against Mr Eve's valuation as adopted by the County Council, and Mr Eve before contesting the appeal would require to investigate the Company's returns. The Clerk in reply to the chairman said in the event of the Company appealing to the Quarter Sessions the Assessment Committee would have to obtain leave from the board to defend. The pro- ceedings would cost between £ 3000 and £ 4009. The Company would of aourse be interested in avoiding litigation if possible as the cost would largely fall upon them as ratepayers, but at the same time they would not submit to too great an imposition. Notice was directed to be sent to each Guardian that the matter would be considered at the next board meeting.
PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS AT MAESTEG.…
PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS AT MAESTEG. UNSUCCESSFUL ACTIOX BY THE BOARD. At Bridgend County Court on Friday, the j Mae>teg Local Board sought to recover from Mr J. Henry Thomas, of Maesteg, X12 Ss for private improvements. Mr S. T. Evans (instructed by Mr Scale) appeared for the board, and Mr Linton (Messrs Linton and Kenshole, Cardiff) for the defendant. The action was brought under section 150 of the Public Health Act, 1S75, to recover the cost of paving which, in default of defendant himself doing the work after due notice, the board had laid in front of his two houses, Park Villa and Church Villa, in Castle-street, Maesteg. Mr Scale, the clerk to the board, gave formal proof of the notices incidentally mentioned, that Mr Thomas was a member of the board at the time, and Mr Thomas and another were the only owners who had not paid. Evidence of a formal character was also given by the ex-Surveyor, Mr W. Y. Da vies, and the present surveyor, Mr Humphreys. < tMr Linton, for the defence, raised the point that the board had not served the defendant with a demand in writing before taking proceedings in accordance with section 257, and that until that demand had been made there was no liability upon the owner of the property to pay any part of the appportionment. The Judge: It is not suggested that a demand has been made.- Mr S. T. Evans Not a demand in writing, if that is necessary. The Judge remarked that the objection was a very technical one. Mr Evans We can have Mr Thomas on again. The J udge Of course you can. Mr Evans If my friend relies upon this there must be a nonsuit without prejudice, and in the circumstances I ask you not to make any order as to costs against the board. The Judge: Who is to pay Mr Linton for his able argument r Mr Evans: Mr Thomas, for taking a technical point: The Judge No costs will follow the event. Judgment was accordingly entered for the defen- dant with costs.
--A TYNEWYDD BUILDING DISPUTE.
A TYNEWYDD BUILDING DISPUTE. At Bridgend County Court on Friday—before Judge Gwilym Williams—George Williams sued Messrs D. C. Jones and Son, contractors, Gloucester, for £ 17 8s 4d balance on a contract for stone. The defendants had paid if,) 5s 10d into court, and counterclaimed X24 as damages alleged to have been sustained by reason of plaintiff's failing to supply proper stone. Mr W. R. Randall (Messrs Randall and Cay) represented plaintiff, and Mr S. T. Evans (instructed by Mr Scale) was for the defendants. Defendants were the coutractors for the building of the new board school at Tynewydd, Ogmore Valley, the plaintiff supplying the stone from his quarry at Caedu, in continuation of the contract made by the late Mr Daniel Price. The dispute was principally as to the actual amount of stone fcupplied, the plaintiff claiming for 1.381 yards of valley stone and 450 feet of quoins,while defendants admitted having received only 1,361 yards and 79 feet respectively, it being urged that what were really angle stones had been improperly measured in as quoins. Evidence on behalf of the plaintiff was principally given by Mr P. J. Thomas, architect, upon whose measurements the claim was bassd. In support of the counterclaim letters were read from defendants to plaintiff complaining of the inadequate supply by him of shoddy' stone, and stating that they had in consequence to work the facings out of rough stone. After hearing further evidence judgment was given for the plaintiff on the claim to the extent of £ 11 iJ8 10d, less the amount paid into court, and also on the counterclaim.
"WHITE SOFT HANDS."—After washing, rub lightly with a Sulpholine Hand Tablet, when Cups, Roughaes3, Abrasions, Discomfort, quickly dis- appear. leaving a Beautiful Delicate Hind in any weather. Sulpholine Hand Tablets, Threepence everywhere. I
SOCIAL FACILITIES AT CWMAVON.
SOCIAL FACILITIES AT CWMAVON. OPEXIXG OF THE WORKMEN'S INSTI- TUTE. On Wednesday evening last the new Institute and Reading Room, built by the Copper Miners Company at Cwmavon, was opened, thus supplying a long- felt want. The institute was formally opened in the evening by Mr H. Nash (chairman of the company), who was accompanied by Messrs E. Smith, J.P., and W. Fowler (directors), and Mr W. X. Earle (manager), together with the several members of the workmen's committee, headed by their chairman, Mr Lewis James (cashier). Im- mediately after the inaugural ceremony, the party proceeded to the Boys' School, where an entertain- ment was held, their entry being the signal for an outburst of applause from the large number of persons assembled. The chair was taken by Mr Earle, who, iu a few appropriate remarks, expressed the great pleasure which it gave the directors and himself to take part in the function. He announced that a donation of £ 10 had been subscribed, and a further contribution had been promised, which would clear the balance outstanding. (Loud cheers). The Tinplaters' Male Voice Party, under the able leadership of Mr Evan Jenkins, then rendered a glee in a spirited manner, which was followed by songs from Messrs T. West, James Rees, and J. K. Thomas, respectively. A humourous recitation was given in the vernacular by Mr John McNeil. Mr Hopkin Hill's rendering of The children's home justified the loud applause with which he was greeted. The duet by Messrs Rees and Phillips, which came next, was also well received, while a song was successfully given by Mr Daniel George. Mr Lewis James was called upon for an address, and in a short speech expressed gratitude to the directors for the very moderate and easy terms which they had granted the workmen in the erection of the room now opened- He further con- sidered the free site, which the directors had given them, equal to a donation of no less than e200, a really handsome gift in view of the depressed state of the Tinplate trade. (Cheers). Through the tact and ability of their esteemed manager, Mr Earle, the works had been kept in full operation during this most critical period of their trade, and be exhorted the workmen in return to maintain a steady make in the more prosperous times which he hoped for in the near future. (Cheers). Mr Rees Davies and Mr David Parker spoke on behalf of their fellow-workmen. Songs by Messrs J, L. Thomas? A.C., and W, Richards, respectively, were next given in good style, as also were the glee by the Party, and duet by the brothers West, which followed. Mr W. G. McNeil then recited The stowaway.' Mr E. Smith, J.P., next rose, amid loud applause, and expressed thanks on behalf of himself and Company directors, for the kind compliments that had been paid them that evening by Mr James and the workmen's delegates.—He made touching reference his first visit to Cwmavon, in company with the late Mr Flower. He was much gratified with the remarks made by the workmen, and he was wishful that they should not regard the gift in the light of philantropy or charity. His colleagues and himself had simply done what the workmen had asked them to do, and he was particularly pleased to observe that in the entire management of the Institute the working element predominated. (Cheers). Proceeding, he remarked he was much gratified by the manner in which he and his colleagues had been entertained there that evening, and 1 e failed to see why Welsh music could not vie with Italian, in point of sweetness and precision. Wales had been rightly termed 'the land of song,' and he encouraged and admired their successful efforts in competing for the laurels offered in and by their sister country. (Cheers). He concluded by again expressing his thanks for the reception ac- C, corded to himself and colleagues. (Applause). Mr H. Nash also briefly and appropriately responded. Songs by Messrs D. Phillips, S. West, and H. Hill, were next given, the programme terminating with a spirited glee by the Tinplater's Party. The proceedings closed with a vote of thanks to the chairman, and to the directors and management, moved by Mr John Hanbury. Mr D. H. Webbe ably accompanied on the piano, while the secretarial duties were discharged with great efficiency by Mr Thomas Bowen, to whom much praise is due for the energy which he has dis- played throughout.
AN ABERKENFIG DEBTOR'S STRANGE…
AN ABERKENFIG DEBTOR'S STRANGE STORY. A MARTYR TO HIS OWN IN- DIFFERENCE. At Bridgend County Court on Friday last before Judge Gwilym Wilhams--Phillip Price, Aberkenfig, appeared on a judgment summons in respect of a debt of £ :i6. An affidavit was received from the judgment creditor in which he stated that debtor was a weaver in a flannel factory, and was also a local preacher. Debtor (sworn), denied that he was a local preacher, and said his wages as a weaver during the last 12 months had not averaged Y. I a week. His Honour had already sent him to prison four times in respect of the debt, namely on two occasions for 28 deys, and twice for 14 days, II »■ had never owed the money. The Judge: But you have paid £1 Is :1d on account. Why did you pay if you did not owe the money ? Debtor replied that he had the offer of work at the time and he paid in order to avoid going to prison. Did you then protest that you did not owe the money ? No, I did not put in an appear- ance. j What was the debt for? Debtor answered for flannel alleged to have been supplied him, but which as a matter of fact he never had. Why did you not ask for a new trial ? Be- cause I thought it was so expensive. Not so expensive as paying £:36. This has been going on since December, 1891. It is too late now to go behind this debt. Can you pay ;js a month ? Can you put it at half-a-crown The Judge You are a Welshman I suppose ? (Laughter.) Proceeding his Honour remarked that debtor by his inaction had placed him in a very difficult position. He allowed from December, 1S91, until June, 1894, to go by without making any disclaimer of the debt. Debtor appeared to be one of those people he had to complain so much about. They would not help themselves. They always seemed to be in leading strings and ought never to be separated fnm their mothers. He was rather impressed by what debtor had told him, and even now, late as it was, if he gave notice that he wanted a. new trial and gave good grounds for upsetting the judgment, he would grant the application. It must be remembered however, that the fact of his having remained quiet all these years, of his having paid money, and of his having received punishment in respect of the debt were somewhat against him. But he was willing to .give him fair play. He would give him an opportunity of bringing forward the case at the next court by making an order upon him to pay five shillings within 28 days, the alternative being 14 days' imprisonment.
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SINGING CYMANFA AT POiSlTYCYMMER.,
SINGING CYMANFA AT POiSlTYCYMMER., The Singing Cymanfa of the Congregationalists of the Garw Valley for this year came off on Monday, June 4th. at Tabernacle, Pontycymmer. Although tLe programme was issued early untoward circumstances prevented the work being commenced until within ten weeks of the festival. Into these ten weeks great persistency,earnest singing practi; e < and frequent rehearsals were brought, enthusiasm reached boilillg point, and the advent of the great day of the Cymanfa was hailed with feelings of ample preparedness. The sight of the renowned leader of the cymanfa inspired highest efforts. The conductor was Dr Joseph Parry, Cardiff. The programme selected was the third part of Dr Joseph Parry's proposed National Tune Book for the adults and 'Telyn yr Ysgol Sul,' Part I., by the same eminent musician, for the children. The music selected for the cymanfa was quite new and modern, the ccflsductor is a foremost musician of the day the ,-united choirs embraced musical powers and voices of the first rank. These all combined made this year's cymanfa one of the most impressive events in the history of the Garw Valley. Dr Parry began on Sunday afternoon with a rehearsal in Nebo, Blaengarw, under the presidency of the respected minister, the Rev J. Hughes; another rehearsal at Tabernacle, Pontycymmer, at eight o'clock brought the Sunday to a happy close. At 10.30 a.m. on Monday the children's programme was sustained in a beautifully sweet and thrilling style. Mr Henry Lloyd presided, and the Rev Mr Davies introduced. The children acquitted them- selves very deservedly. Great praise is due to the trainers of the little minstrels, and the doctor was deeply affected by the melodious singing. Their pro- gramme was Sain Hosanna,' Awn ninan i'r Nefoedd,' Y Jerusalem Nefol,' Cwymp Babilon,' Dyddiau hyfryd, Y milwr bach,' aud the juvenile anthem *lr udgorn a gan.' They sang so well that the Doctor would have them sing again in the afternoon service, sandwiched between the tunes of the adults. At two o'clock Mr Samuel Davies pre- sided, and the Rev J. Hughes introduced. The chapel was literally crammed, the choir lining the gallery and at six o'clock every available portion of space in the chapel was closely packed. The Rev D. Hughes (pastor) presided, and the Rev D. Mardy Davies (Bethel, C.M.) introduced. The tunes rendered during the afternoon and the even- ing services were 'Calf aria,' Caerdaf,' < Alaw lIilldwaidd,' 'Dydd y farn,' 'Arweiniad,' 'Mor- wriaeth,' I Yr AOgyfodiad,' 'Bendithiad,' 'Gwyliad- wriaeth,' Y Bugail Da,' Aberystwyth' (new words), and two chants, together with the remark- able production of the renownedjocal conductor, Mr I T. Glyndwr Richards (anthem) known as 'Pale mae Gwaredwr Israel.' The choral singing was inter- spersed with solos by Mr John Pugh, Then shall the righteous shine,' and Miss M.J. Williams (one of the accompanists), I know that my Reedeemer liveth together with addresses by Mr D. Bowen, Blaengarw, on Bring your children into the means of grace,' Mr David Ihcmas, Pantvgog, on Sing- ing in its relation to public worship,' and Mr John Phillips, Pontyrhil, on 'The superiority of the present singing of the sanctuary to the past.' In these brief addresses flaming truths were arrowed home, practical touches made, and heights reached which were pleasurable to the highest emotions. In the course of his remarks, Dr Parry, in reviewing the Gymanfa, expressed himself as more than having reached the mark of satisfaction he had pointed out for himself. He knew he was coming to Pontycymmer.' The Male Poice Party had borne this place high up in the esteem of the people. He knew he was coming to such a place, but he had had so many good cymanfaoedd recently that he hesitated to expect too high a one here. He was proud to say this was a worthy climax to them ah. He never dreamt there was such a wealth of musical fire and enthusiasm here, or, as he himself called it, musical dynamite.' He expressed himself as being marvellously sur- prised. He would cherish excessively appreciative recollections of the tremendous cymanfa he had had in Pontycymmer. The Rev D. Hughes having referred to the gladness with which they all hailed Dr Parry's presence, and having touched upon losses and bereavements which lately visited the Doctor, a resolution was passed pledging the choir to do its best in the interest of the National testimonial on foot to Dr Parry. The conductors of the rehearsals were Messrs Richard Davies, Evan David, and Powell. They worked hard and merited great praise. The accompanists were-harmonium, Mr D. Watkins; piano, Miss M. J. Williams chair- man of the committee, Mr D. Phillips; treasurer, Mr D. Christopher secretary, Mr Llewellyn Jones, Pontycymmer. The Rev R Walters, Carmel, Pontyrhil, brought the cymanfa to a close with a prayer. Á.
CRICKET. RHEOLA v. ABERPERGWM. This match was played on Saturday afternoon on the ground of the latter, the game ending in a win for Aberpergwm team by 31 runs. For the home team G Davies' bowling proved very effectual, taking eight wickets for 11 runs. The score was as follows:— ABEEFERGWSI. J Xelson, b D Jones 1 W Lloyd, c W Hughes, b David o J Price, c D Thomas, b David 0 T Williams, b H Williams 9 F Lloyd, st Colbourne 3 Nuttall. b D Jones 0 G Williams, run ou. 31 W H Ealden, c Thomas, b Hughes. 4 R M Davies, lbw, b Hughes 2 W Sims, b Hughes 1 T Williams, not out 0 Extras 6 •' ••• • ■ Total. 62 ZHEOLA. H Williams, b R M. Davies o W Hughes, b R M Davies 8 S Colbourne. b R M Davies o D Jones, b R Davies 3 W Powell, Ibw, b R M Davies 0 David Thomas, b R M Davies 5 W David, run out 0 T Lawrence, b R M Davies 1 W Croft, b R M Davies. 0 D T Harris, not out 2 S Stroud, run out 4 Extras. 2 Total. 31
CWMAVON- On Sunday and Monday last week the anni- versary services in connection with the Tabernacle Calvinistic Methodists of this place, were held, when the Revs Evans Jones (Carnarvon), D. R. Williams, and H. T. Stephens (Aberdare) preached to large congregations.
- LLANTWIT MAJOR."
LLANTWIT MAJOR." OBITUARY.—We exceedingly regret to announce the death of Mrs Wooley, daughter of Mr Thomas Price, of Boverton, which took place at Pontypridd on Thursday last. This is the third married daughter of Mr Price who has died within the last few months. WESLEYAN CHAPEL.—As will be seen from an advertisement in this issue, the Wesleyan Chapel is about to be modernised, and tenders are invited for carrying out the work. Mr P. J. Thomas, of Bridgend, is the architect. c A DISTINGUISHED VISITOR.-Miss Balgarnie, superintendent of the National Women's Tem- perance Association, whose headquarters are in London, visited this town on Saturday last, and was the guest of Mr Illtyd T. Thomas of Fynhondy. Miss Balgarnie left on Mondoy to address a meeting at Blaenavon in support of the candidature of Mr Reginald McKenna, the forthcoming Liberal candi- date for the North Monmouthshire Division. Miss Balgarnie is well known as a political and tem- pt ranee speaker. PAROCHIAL COIDIITTEE.-The first meeting of this committee was recently held. Great dissatisfaction was expressed at the shortness of the notice con- vening the meeting, it having only been received that morning. There were present:—Messrs T. Morgan (Colhugh Villa) Wm Thomas (Plymouth House), John Thomas (Tile House), David Hopkins (Swan), John Thomas (Court), Thomas Davies (Flanders), and Wm Andrews, Post Office. Mr Morgan was voted to the chair, and it was proposed by Mr Andrews, end carriel unanimously, that the two guardims, Messrs Rees Thomas (Boverton Place) and John Hopkins (Roseden) be elected chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, and that the meetings be held on the last Wednesday iu each month at 8 p.m. "r
GLAMORGAN VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION.
GLAMORGAN VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL PRIZE SHOOTING AT PORT TALBOT. FIRST DAYS' COMPETITION. The thirty-fourth annual shooting contests in connection with the County Rifle Association began at Port Talbot Moors on Wednesday week in fine weather, with a fair amount of breeze, which did not seemingly 'affect some of the averages in the first series, for which there was a good entry but as the day wore on and the fish-tail" wind increased the scores in subsequent "shoots" were sensibly affected. The general public were but poorly represented at the opening day of the meeting and this is only a reflex of the general apathy shown in an attenuated subscrip- tion list, but although the entry fees were larger than in former years, "shots" came forward gallantly. Among the officers present were Lieut- I Col. Phillips, Aberdare; Lieut.-Col. Powell, Major Trick, Major Langdon, Capt. Bell, Capt. Istiince, Capt. Dowdeswell, Capt. Knox, Lieut. Davies, Taibach Lieut. Nasmyth, Hafod Lieut. McGaul, Bridgend. In the first series the final seven 30's were counted out. Last year Private T. Hopkins was at the head of the list in the first stage of the asssociation prizes, but on this occasion, singularly enough, touched bottom. The competitors in- cluded a number of marksmen who had taken prizes in previous years, and Swansea and Cardiff fought manfully for the premier position. The shooting in this class showed an advance on last year, five registering 33, as against two in 1893 and ten 32's against eight last year. Last year the top score in the second series of association prizes was 34, and these were 33's, but on Wednes- day 33 was the highest figure, and nine 28's got in. The elements were, no doubt, in a great measure responsible for this falling off in the scores. The competitions set down for firing in the first day were as followsAssociation 1st, 2nd and 3rd series Talbot Memorial, 1st series sergeants' prizes, telescope ditto, and a 600 yards sweepstakes and at bugle" time the following results had been ascertained ASSOCIATION PRIZES.—FIRST SERIES. E37 10s., for members of the Volunteer Forces of the County, Martini-Henri rifle. Seven rounds at a. distance. JB10 given by the Marquis of Bute. Pts. Private L. Richards, 3rd Swansea— £ 5 33 Sergeant Benjamin, Cardiff—JB2 5s 33 Private George Hanson, Taibach— £ 2 5s 33 Lance-Corporal B. Loveluck, Margam— £ 2 5s 33 Corporal G. Headon, 1st Swansea— £ 2 5s 33 Sergeant J. M. James, 3rd Swansea— £ 1 5s 32 Colour-Sergeant H. Jones, Bridgend-El 5s 32 Private D. Williams, Taibach-£15s 32 Private D. Thomas, Pontyclown— £ 1 5s 32 Private W. Gibson, Aberavon— £ 1 5s 32 Private H. Chamberlain, Merthyr— £ 1 5s 32 Lieutenant Nasmyth, Hafod— £ 1 5s 32 Sergeant E. Roderick, Aberavon-El 32 Private Samuel Evans, Aberavon-£15s 32 Colour-Sergeant Ball, Merthyr Vale—10s 8d 31 Captain Dowdeswell, Merthyr Vale—10s 8d. 31 Sergeant T. L. David. Taibach—10s 8d 31 Lauce-Sergeant Giles, Bridgend—10s 8d 31 Private T. Powell, Merthyr—10s8di 31 Sergeant J. Miller, 1st Swansea—10s 8d 31 Corporal Hinton, Cardiff-10s 3d 31 Private T. Williams, 1st Swansea—10s 8d. 31 Private A. Williams, Aberdare—10s 7d 31 Sergeant John Davies, Dowlais—10s 7d 31 Sergeant W. G. Howells, Hafotl—10 7d 31 Sergeant G. Pennell, Bridgend—10a 7d 31 Lance-Corporal J. Howell, Margam—10s 7d. 31 Hon Mem. E. Davies, Swansea-10s 7d 31 Corporal John Grant, Bridgend—10s 7d. 31 Corporal J. Herbert, Taibach-10s 7d. 31 Private W. David, Bridgend—5s 7d. 30 Private McDonnell, Merthyr—5s 7d. 30 Sergeant J. T. Williams, 3rd Swansea—5s 7d 30 Private J. Shannon, Aberdare-5s 7d 30 Sergeant G. Gillard, Mountain Ash—5s 7d 30 Private W. Davies, Bridgend-5s 7d 30 Private D. Thomas, Bridgend-5s 7d 30 Private D. L. Jones, Bridgend—5s 6d 30 Private T. Hopkin, Bridgend—5s 6d 30 seven 30's counted out. ASSOCIATION PRIZES.—SECOND SERIES. — £37 10s (£10 given by Col. Clark). Seven rounds at 500 yards. Sergeant B. Lewis, Mountain Ash— £ 5 33 Corporal W. Hanford, Taibach — £ 2 5s 32 Sergeant W. L. Heycock, Taibach— £ 2 5s 32 Colour-Sergeant W. Davies, Pentre— £ 2 5s 32 Sergeant A. L. Davies, Penarth-£2 5s 32 Colour-Sergeant LI. Evans, 3rd Swansea-30s. 31 Corporal John Thomas, Dowlais—30s 31 Private L. Wilmot, Cardiff-30s 31 Lance-Sergeant Giles, Bridgend—30s 31 Sergeant John Davies, Dowlais—18s lis 30 Corporal John Grant, Bridgend—18s lid 30 Private W. Davies, Bridgend—18s lid 30 Lance-Sergt. E. Hopkins, 3rd Swansea—18s lid 30 Private T. Schoheld, Bridgend—18s lid 30 Private W. Rees, Bridgend—18s lid 30 Captain W. F. Bell, Merthyr Vale—18s lOd 30 Lance-Corpl. W. B. Loveluck, Margam—18s lOd 30 Colour-Sergeant Ball, Merthyr Vale—18s lOd 30 Colour-Sergeant H. Jones, Bridgend—10s 29 Captain lstance, Pentre—10s 29 Private L. Richards, 3rd Swansea—10s 29 Private J. Hanford, Taibach—10s 29 Private D. Thomas, Bridgend-10s 29 Private J. M. David, Margam- 10s 29 Private A. Williams, Aberdare-10s 29 Private H. West, 3rd Swansea—10s 29 Sergeant Robinson, Merthyr Vale—10s 29 Lance-Sergeant D. Williams, Taibach—10s 29 Private D. T. Morris, 3rd Swansea—10s 29 Sergeant J. E. Newman, 3rd Swansea—10s 29 Lance-Corporal Horselh Margam—10s 29 Private D. L. Jones, Bridgend-5s 7d. 28 Private W. Gibson, Aberavon-5s 7d 28 Private Jos. Shannon, Aberdare-5s 7d. 28 Sergeant Munro. Neath -5s 7d 28 Lieutenant A. H. Griffith, Taibach -5s 7d. 28 Sergeant D. Thomas, Penarth-5s 7d 28 Sergeant Coles, Cardiff-58 6d 28 Private J. Blair, Aberavon—5s 6d 28 Captain Dowdeswell, Merthyr Vale—5s 6d 28 Seven 28's counted out. ASSOCIATION PRIZES.-THIRD SERIES.— £ 37 10s. 1st prize, X5 (given by Mr R. N. Byass). Seven rounds at 600 yards. Private T. Powell, Merthyr— £ 5 33 Sergeant W. C. Heycock, Taibach— £ 2 2s. 31 Captain Istance. Pentre—E2 2s 31 Sergeant J. M. James, 3rd Swans6a.-£2 2s 31 Private D. T. Morris, 3rd Swansea-£2 2s. 31 Private J. F. Thomas, Merthyr-£2 2s 31 Private L. J. Howell, Margam—28s 30 Private H. Chamberlain, Merthyr—28s 30 Lance-Corporal H. G. Rees, Bridgend—28s 30 Sergeant Hayter, Covvbridge—28s 30 Sergeant John Davies, Dowlais-28s 30 Sergeant Gwatkin, Pentre—17s 2d 29 Corporal T. Davies, Mountain Ash-17s 2d 29 Private W. Macdonald, Mertnyr—17s 2d 29 Corporal F. Peters, Taibach—17s 2d 29 Lieutenant A. H. Griffith, Taibach—17s 2d 29 Lance-Corporal Wilmot. Cardiff—I7s Id 29 Private D. L. Thomas, Cardiff—17s Id 29 Private L. Richards, 3rd Swansea—10s 28 Private G. Hanson, Taibach—10s 28 Private J. Blair, Aberavon-IOs 28 Private J. Shannon, Aberdare—10s 28 Colour-Sergeant Shannon. Aberdare-10s 28 Captain Dowdeswell, Merthyr Vale—10s 28 Corporal John Thomas, Dowlais—10s. 28 Lance-Sergeant T. Williams, Bridgend—10s 28 Major Trick, 1st Swansea—10s 28 Private D. L. Jones, Bridgend—8s 2d. 27 Sergeant J. Miller, 1st Swansea—8s 2d 27 Private D. Williams, Taibach-8s 2d 27 Lance-Sergeant T. Evans, Taibach—8s 2d. 27 Private W. Davies, Bridgend—8s Id 27 Private Sam Evans, Aberavon-88 Id 27 Colour-Sergeant Millington, Taibach—8s 1d. 27 Sergeant W. Evans, Taibach—8s 1d. 27 Sergeant Munro, Neath-5a. 26 Sergeant B. Lewis, Mountain Ash—5s 26 Sergeant Raggatt, 3rd Swansea—5s 26 Private R. Rees, Bridgend—5s 36 j Sergeant T. S, David, Taibach—5s 26 Six 26's counted out. TALBOT MEMORIAL PRIZE JE150, and the Silver Medal of the Association. First stage, seven rounds at 200 yards. The following were the best scores at the time firing ceased. Sergeant G. Pennell, Bridgend 33 Private D. J. Morris, 3rd Swansea 33 Private W. Hopkin, Bridgend 33 Sergeant Munro. Neath 33 Private W. T. Williams, Swansea 32 Sergeant W. Evans, Taibach 32 Sergeant W. C. Heycock, Taibach 32 Lance-Sergeant R. Jones, Aberavon 32 Colour-Sergeant H. Jones, Bridgend 32 Sergeant it. Abbott, Bridgend 32 Private T. Lewis, Bridgend 32 Sergeant J. Davies, Dowlais 32 Private T. Powell, Merthyr 32 Captain Dowdeswell, iVl erthyr Vale. 32 Sergeant J. T. Williams, 3rd Swansea 32 Major Trick, 1st Swansea 31 Private J. Hanford, Taibach 31 Lieutenant A. H. Griffiths, Taibach 31 Private Ivor Griiffths, Aberavon 31 Sergeant R. Gillard, Mountain Ash. 31 Corporal T. Davies. Mountain Ash 31 Lance-Corporal Wilmott, Cardiff 31 Private J. Shannon, Aberdare 31 Sergeant W. S. Gwatkin, Pentre 31 Sergeant G. S. Harris, 3rd Swansea 31 Private A. Bowen, 3rd Swansea 31 Lance-Corporal T. Rosser, Margam. 30 Lance-Coporal J. Horsell, Margam 30 Lance-Corporal W. B. Loveluck, Margam 30 Sergeant 1. E. Hopkin, Maesteg 30 Sergeant J. Miller, Swansea 30 Sergeant W. G. Howell, Hafod ZO Sergeant T P. Jones, Taibach 30 Private S. Richards, 3rd Swansa 30 Private W. Gibson, Aberavon 30 Private M. Driscoll, Aberavon 30 Lance-Sergeant W. Giles, Bridgend 30 Colour-Sergeant Gregory, Neath 30 Sergeant Jeremiah, Dowlais 30 Private H. Chamberlain, Merthyr 30 Colour-Sergeant Bull, Merthyr Vale 30 Sergeant Raggatt, 3rd Swansea 30
SECOND DAY. The attendance of visitors on Thursday was very large in the afternoon, the ladies' summer costumes of different colours mixing with the red coats of our civilian soldiers making the scene exceedingly pretty. The shooting was a decided improvement upon Wednesday. The wind had forsaken its fickleness that it had adopted the previous day, and blew regularly throughout the whole of the day. The light was very bright, and made the sighting at times rather difficult. A tie was shot for the second bronze medal in the Grand Aggregate Prize between Private Tom Powell, Merthyr, and Private D. Williams, Taibach, but the latter succeeded in winning the coveted medal. Last year in the Talbot Memorial second stage, Captain Istance, Pentre, came up with a similar score—134 points-to that of Private D. J. Morris, who is credited with a similar score. The shooting in the Talbot Memorial, as a whole, was decidedly better than last year, as then 84's got in, but this year seven men who had scored 86 points had to shoot for five places. LORD LIEUTENANT'S GRAND AGGREGATE PRIZES, £ 35, and bronze medals of the National Rifle Association t25 given by the lord lieutenant, the Right Hon Lord Windsor. The highest aggre- gate scores in the three series of Association Prizes and first stage of the Talbot Memorial Prizes added together. Pts. Private D. J. Morris, 3rd Swansea, £ 8 and bronze medal, N.R.A 185 Private D. Williams, Taibach, £4 and bronze medaI.N.R.A. 1S1 Sergeant T. Powell, Merthyr, £ 4 181 Sergeant J. Davies, Dowlais, £2 178 Private G. Hanson, Taibach, X2 177 Sergeant J. T. Williams, 3rd Swansea, Y,2 177 Colour-sergeant H. Jones, Bridgend, £1 15s 176 Captain Dowdeswell, Merthyr Vale, £ 1 15s. 176 Private J. Shannon, Aberdare, £1 10s 175 Sergeant J. Miller, 1st Swansea, £1 174 Private D. L. Jones, Bridgend, I I .I 174 Private D. Thomas, Bridgend, £1 174 Private H. Chamberlain, Merthyr, £1 174 Major Langdon, 3rd Swansea, zE I 173 Lance-corporal T. B. Loveluck, Margam, 10s. 172 Corporal John Thomas, Dowlais, 10s 172 Captain Istance, Pentre, 10s 172 Sergeant Gwatkin, Pentre, 10s 172 Sergeant E. Roderick, Aberavon, 10s 171 Sergeant T. V. C. Heycock, Taibach, 108 171 LADIES' PRIZE, £ 25. Open to Volunteers who com- peted at this meeting. Seven rounds at 600 yards. yards. I rts. Private J. Shannon, Aberdare, zC5 33 Sergeant J. E. Newman, 3rd Swansea, £2 6s Sd 32 Staff-Sergeant Lane, Bridgend, X2 6s Sd 32 Sergeant J. L. David, Taibach, X2 6s 8d. 32 Private F. Thomas, Merthyr, £15s 30 Sergeant Tuckfield, Aberavon, Yl 5s 30 Corporal J. Herbert, Taibach, £ 1 5s 30 Colour-Sergeant Davies, Pentre, £1 5s 30 Major Langdon, 3rd Swansea, £ 1 5s 30 Sergeant B. Lewis, Mountain Ash, JE 15s 30 Lance-Corporal Wilmott, Cardiff, 13s 4d. 29 Private J. Howell, Mountain Ash, 13s 4d 29 Colour-sergeant Nech, 3rd Swansea, 13s 4d 29 Captain Bell, Merthyr Vale, 10s. 28 Sergeant Robinson, Merthyr Vale, 10s 28 Sergeant R. Gillard, Mountain Ash, 10s 28 Private L. T. Evins, Margam, 10s 28 Corporal T. Davies, Mountain Ash, 10s 28 Sergeant Munroe, Neath, 10s 28 Major Trick, 1st Swansea, iOs 28 Three 28's counted out. TALBOT MEMORIAL PRIZE, JEI20 and the champion silver medal of the Association; 1;50 given by Miss Talbot and X70 and the silver medal given by the Association. FIRST STAGE. Pts. Colour-Sergeant Millington, Taibach, 10s 86 Lance-Sergeant T. Williams, Bridgend, 10s 86 Private R. Rees, Bridgend, 10s 86 Sergeant John James, 3rd Swansea, 10s 85 Colour-Sergeant Ball, Merthyr Vale, 10s. 85 Private W. McDonald, Merthyr, 10s 85 Sergeant Jenkin Thomas, Margam, 10s 84 Lance-Corporal Loveluck, Margam, 10s 84 Lance-Sergeant W. Giles, Bridgend, 10s. 83 Private W. Rees, Bridgend, 10s. 83 o SECOND STAGE. Thirty highest scores in first stage. The aggregate 11 scores in first stage, and ten rounds at 600 yards. The following are the principal scorers: Pts. Private D. J. Morris, 3rd Swansea 134 Private D. Williams, Taibach 133 Private H. Chamberlain, Merthyr 133 Sergeant Harris, 3rd Swansea 131 Colour-sergeant H. Jones, Bridgend. 131 Sergeant J. T. Williams, 3rd Swansea 130 Major Lrngdon, 3rd Swansea. 130 Sergeant J Miller, 1st Swansea 129 Sergeant C. Roderick, Aberavon 128 Private S. Hanson, Taibach 128 Lance-corporal Loveluck. Margam. 128 Sergeant Pennell, Bridgend. 127 Private D. L. Jones, Bridgend 12G Private D. Thomas, Bridgend. 125 Private W. T. Williams, 1st Swansea 125 Colour-sergeant Nech, 3rd Swansea. 125 Colour-sergeant Raggett, 3rd Swan sea 124 Sergeant J. W. Evans, Taibach 124 Private Tom Hopkin, Bridgend. 123 Sergeant Gwatkin, Pentre 123 Sergeant J. Davies, Do\?lais 123 Captain Dowdeswell, Merthyr Vale. 122
I THIRD DAY. The weather on Friday was a great contrast to the preceding day, a drizzle in the morning being succeeded by a dense mist, which at times obscured the targets, and the final stage of the Talbot Memorial had to be postponed in consequence of the impossibility of sighting the targets at 300 yards. A meeting was held at the pavilion after luncheon time to make arrangements for shooting for the China Cup at the National Rifle Association meeting at Bisley. Major Trick presided. It was agreed to select a team to represent the county of Glamorgan, to be captained, as in former years, by Major Trick, and the various preliminary arrangements were decided on. A hope was expressed that officers commanding battalions would contribute towards the entrance fees. EXTRA PRIZES, £ 24.Competition restricted to those who, having competed for other prizes (All Comers' sweepstakes and Telescope prizes excepted) have not won more than X3 in the aggregate. Seven rounds at 500 yards. Colour-Sergeant Ball, Merthyr Vale, £ 3 33 Private W. T. Williams, 1st Swansea, £ 2 6s 8d 33 Sergeant Robinson, Merthyr Vale, X2 6s 8d 33 Sergeant Tuckfield, Aberavon, X2 Gs 8d 33 Sergeant Lanman, Aberdare, £ 1 138 4d 32 Sergeant J. Thomas, Margam, £ 1 13s 4d 32 Lieutenant E. Davies, Taibach, £ 1 13s 4d 32 Lance-Corporal W. Williams, Margam, 17s 2d 31 Captain Bell, Merthyr Vale, 17s 2d 0 31 Sergeant Newman, 3rd Swansea, 17s 2d 31 Private Ivor Griffiths, Aberavon, 17s 2d 31 Lance-CorplJW. G. Lovelucu, Margam, 17s 2d 31 Lance-Corporal Horsell. Margam, 17s Id 31 Private J. Hanford, Taibach, 17s Id 31 Major Trick, 1st Swansea, 10s 30 Sergeant G. S. Harries, 3rd Swansea, 10s 30 Private A. Bowen, 3rd Swansea, 10s 30 Colour-Sergeant Nech, 3rd Swansea, 10s 30 Colour-Sergeant L. Evans, 3rd Swansea, 10s.. 30 Sergeant W. Evans, Taibach, 10s 30 Seven 30's counted out. NURSERY STAKES, £ 20. Seven rounds at 500 yards. N.R.A. recruits medals for first and second. Pts Bugler Lewis, Merthyr, £2 10s and medal 31 Private A. Benjamin, Bridgend, 35s and medal 30 Corporal Goldsworthy, Merthyr Vale, 35s 30 Private John Buck, Cowbridge, 20s 29 Lance-Corporal Martin, Merthyr Vale, 20s. 29 Private D. J. Evans, Aberavon, 20s 29 Private C. Dorman, Taibach, 15s 28 Private Wm Thomas, Taibach, 15s 28 Sergeant White, Mountain Ash, 15s. 28 Private R. Maddox, Taibach, 15s 27 Private W. B. Evans, Merthyr, lis 3d. 26 Lance-Coporal Kirkham, Taibach, lis 3d 26 Private John Williams, 3rd Swansea, 11s 3d 26 Private Baker, Margam, lis 3d. 26 Private Goulden, Bridgend, 10s 25 Private Wooding, Margam, 10s 25 Sergeant McGregor. Mountain Ash, 10s 25 Private E. J. Heath, Cardiff, 10s 25 Sergeant L. Jones, Aberdare, 10s 24 Private John Hawkins, Pentre, 10s 24 Privats Hopkin Watts, Cowbridge, 10s 24 Private Evan Price, Pentre, 5s 23 Private J Cully, 3rd Swansea, 5s 25 Lance-Corporal E. Thomas, Aberavon, 5s 23 Private D. Dwyer, 1st Swansea, 5s 23 Lance-Corporal R. W. Morgan, Margam, 5s 23 FirvateJ Blainey, Pentre, 5s 23 Private Beck, 3rd Swansea, 5s 23 Private J. Wilde, Margam, 5s 23 Private T. H. David, Neath, 5s. 22 Private Rees Sant, Bridgend 22 Nine 22's counted out. 600 YARDS BI-DIURNAL SWEEPSTAKES with S5 added. Seven rounds at 600 yards. Colour-Sergeant Ball, Merthyr Vale, Xi 14s 33 Sergeant Robinson, Merthyr Vale, zE I 5s 6d 32 Sergeant J. Newman, 3rd Swansea, .Sl. 30 Sergeant J. Davies, Dowlais, 16s 8d 29 Sergeant Jeremiah, rowlais, 16s 8d 29 Private D. Jones, Bridgend, 16s 8d 29 Major Langdon, 3rd Swansea, 10s. 28 Sergeant B. Lewis, Mountain Ash, 10s 28 Sergeant T. J. Williams, 3rd Swansea, lCs 28 Sergeant Munro, Neath, 10s 28 TELESCOPE PRIZES. JE15. £3 given in kind by Mr Gregary, optician, London, with jE12 added. Sergeant J. Miller, 1st Swansea, £1 and 1;3 in kind 33 Private Gibson, Abeiavon, £ 2 j 33 Private L. Richards, 3rd Swansea, 18s 9d 32 Private A. Williams, Aberdare, 18s 9d. 32 Private W. Davies, Bridgend, 18s 9d 32 Lieutenant Nasmyth, Hafod, 18s 9d. 32 Captain Dowdeswell, Merthyr Vale, 9s 5d 31 Sergeant Newman, 3rd Swansea, 9s 5d 31 Private W. Hopkin, Bridgend, 9s 5d. 31 Colour-Sergeant Ball, Merthyr Vale, 9s 5d 31 Captain Istance, Pentre, 9s 4d 31 Sergeant Jeremiah, Dowlais, 9s 4d 31 Sergeant Tuckfield, Aberavon. 9s 4d. 31 Sergeant Lanman, Aberdare, 9s 4d 31 Sergeant L. Evans, 3rd Swansea, 5s 30 Private L. J. Howell, Margam, 5s 30 Segeant Robinson, Merthy Vale, 5s 30 Colour-Sergeant H. Jones, Bridgend, 5s. 30 Sergeant Davies, Dowlais, 5s 30 Lance-Corporal Goulden, Bridgend, 5s 30 Three 30s counted out.
.. FOURTH DAY. '
FOURTH DAY. The large number of spectators who visited Fort Talbot Moors on Saturday afternoon to witness the final struggle for the championship of this meeting —viz,, the Talbot Memorial Prize-were treated to some of the finest shooting that has ever taken place there. The weather was delightful, the sun, which came out strongly as the day wore on, being tempered with a refreshing breeze, and it was an agreeable contrast from the previous afternoon, when the shooting had to be postponed on account of the fog and rain. The thirty competitors, who had qualified to shoot in the final stage for the Talbot Memorial Prize, were paraded outside the pavilion, and at three o'clock firing began. Few were prepared for the remarkable shooting that took place. Morris, the top man, did not start well, but Williams and Jones soon got on to the bull,' and interest at once became centred in these two men. Jones only registered two magpies' with his fifth and sixth shots, whereas Williams had put on five 'bulls' out of six attempts. Jones, however, finished splendidly, making four bulls' in succes- sion. and finishing up with the capital score of 45 at SOO yards, and a grand total of 176. Williams, with three shots to go, wanted 10 to beat this, and he put on eight with his first two, and, finishing up with a bull' (5), ran out the winner by four points. The excitement towards the finish was intense, and there was much enthusiasm on the part of a large number of the spectators at the success of the Taibach man. His total of 180 is, we believe, the highest ever recorded at the meeting in this competition, and the average of the 30 com- petitors was 163. Colour-sergeant Hopkin Jones who ran him so closely, has always shot well at these meetings, and won the chief prize some years ago. The victor was hoisted shoulder high and carried to the secretary's pavilion, from which, after a short sojourn, he was again carried off by an enthusiastic crowd, and accompanied by the battalion band. The winner, Mr David Williams, is a. pattern- maker at the copper works of Messrs Vivian and Sons, Taibach, and is a native of that place, and this fact makes his success additionally popular. He is 24 years of age, and has been connected with the Volunteer movement for the past seven years. In conclusion we should mention that the arrangements during the meeting were carried out by Major John Jones, the secretary, in a most satisfactory manner, and he received some assistance from a few of his brother officers. We append the scores THE TALBOT MEMORIAL PRIZES.-Second stage, JE115, champion silver medal and county badges. Ranges, 600 and 800 yards ten rounds at each distance 800 yards. Tl. Private D. Williams, Taibach, £50, medal and badge 47 180 Colour-sergeant H. Jones, Bridgend, £10 and badge. 45 17G Sergeant J. T. Williams, 3rd Swansea, Y,5 and badge. 43 173 Sergeant G. S. Harris, 3rd Swansea, X5 and badge. 42 173 Private D. J. Morris, 3rd Swansea, C5 and badge. 37 171 Colour-sergeant W. J. Neck, 3rd Swansea, £ 2 10s 41 16G Private H. Chamberlain, Merthyr, £ 2 10s 43 166 Private D. Thomas, Bridgend, X2 10s 40 165 Corporal W. B. Loveluck, Margam, £ 2 10s 37 1165 Sergeant Gwatkin, Pentre, £ 2 40 163 Sergeant Raggatt, 3rd Swansea, 12 38 162 Sergeant W. Evans, Taibach, £ 2 38 161 Sergeant J. Miller, 1st Swansea, 12 32 161 Major Langdon, 3rd Swansea, A;2 31 161 Private T. Hopkin, Bridgend, £2 37 160 Lance-corporal J. Horsell, Margam, £ 2. 37 159 Captain Dowdeswell, Merthyr Vale, £ 2. 36 158 Sergeant Pennell, Bridgend, £ 2 31 158 Private J. Shannon, Aberdare, £ 2 28 157 Private W. T. Williams, Swansea, 30s 31 156 Sergeant E. Roderick, Aberavon, 308. 27 156 Private T. Powell, Merthyr, Xi 30 155 Private George Hanson, Taibach, .El. 26 155 Private J. Hanford, Taibach, £ 1 36 153 Corporal John Thomas, Dowlais, X I 36 152 Sergeant T. L. David, Taibach, £ 1 37 151 Private D. L. Jones, Bridgend, £ 1 23 149 Major Trick, 1st Swansea, £1 28 144 Sergeant John Davies, Dowlais, £ 1 19 141 Sergeant Munro,Neath,jEl. 27 138 ALL COMERS' SWEEPSTAKES.—Seven Rounds at 500 yards. Private Blair, Aberavon, 8s 33 Private S. Evans, Aberavon, 6s 6d 32 Private W. Gibson, Aberavon, 5s 31 Sergeant Roderick, Aberavon, 4s 29 Corporal Eadon, 1st Swansea, 2s 6d 28
THE FOX. O Reynard, how I watch'd thy pace, As you went o'er the dale O how I watch'd at rear the chase With hound and horse at trail. Did surely gain and step by step When open country lay, But how thy cunning then had leapt A mile ahead that day. And when the even came at last, Its cloak the hunt had stayed, And homeward when the hunters past, For thy escape I prayed. And when they told me you had won, What was I then to do, To give it to the sinking sun, Or else the speed to you. To win such race I know full well You oft have been the prey, Is it the slip you play so -well 1. That empty sends this day. But still, thou didst some sport provide, And gave a merry pace, And also game at seek and hide, As well as a good chase. And what else did thy chase portend, An axiom now well known, It's not thy speed that to thee seuds, But cunning to thy home. G. H. REKAB.
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--BE TONDU AND ABERKENFIG…
BE TONDU AND ABERKENFIG NOTES TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-In reading the above I find that your correspondent (so called Zetus) make a rather personal note concerning my appointment as secre- tary to the Tondu and Aberkenfig Chamber of Trade. Now, sir, I do not object to any honourable criticism or comment, but I do strongly object to this man taking advantage under an assumed name in his Tondu and Aberkenfig Notes, to pour out his jealousy and spite on me for doing what I could to try and improve things in Aborkenfig, and by starting a Chamber of Trade for the above place. If he thinks I am disqualified for the post by not. being a tradesman, or not sumcientiv versed in matters connected with the duties of a Chamber, by all means let him do so by bringing facts to bear and not let his feelings get th upper hand of him. I was proposed as secretary by the leading trades- men of the place, and it is their duty for the good of the Chamber to call on me to resign if they think me incapable of fulfilling this honorary position. I am, &c., T. MORGAN, Bridgend-road, Aberkenfig. fit must be understood that we do not in and way share the opinion expressed by I Zetus.'—Ed.]
:NOTES AND COMMENTS.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. [fly PLr,us.].. The prospects of the national Eisteddfod this year, at Caernarvon are most encouraging. From a private source I was informed that one or two American choirs intend to compete there for the chief prize, and that they intend giving grand concerts in different populous towns in North and South Wales immediately the Eisteddfod is over. Should this turn out to be true an opportunity will thus be given to Welshmen to hear the singing of their American cousins. And the opportunity will be readily and eagerly utilised, for the Welshman is a genuine lover of music. The late Lord Coleridge, was a remarkably able man. He was thin and tall, and brimful of wit and humour. The celebrated Dr Jenkyn, Master of Baliol college, once told him "Mr Coleridge, I have a very high opinion of you, your tutor has a high opinion of you, every- body in the college has a high opinion of you, but nobody has such a high opinion of you as you have of yourself: no doubt this was true. A man, before he can ever achieve a great reputation in this world, must of necessity believe in himself it is this belief in himself which encourages him to toil, labour, and persevere, until he has gone before his compeers. When this belief in self is kept within legitimate bounds, and docs not become offensive to others, it is virtuous, and com- mendable. To men of this class we are indebted for the many discoveries in science and the inventions which have made the nineteenth century so famous. And now that the great lawyer is dead, people are speculating as to his successor. The most likely person to have his place is Lor 1 Russell, of Killowen. His death will affect many persons. I read with great pleasure Coedwigfab's interesting letter in the last number of the Gazette. Any reference to farms, farmers, and farming tickles my fancy at once. The farmers are a worthy class of the community; although they are often traduced and represented as mean and of mercenary habits. But I believe they are wrongly accused. There are some among them no doubt, who fully deserve the impeachment, but they are the exceptions. The farmers as a class, take them all in all, are worthy and honourable people. Any one who knows them well, know how they have suffered during recent years through the unparalelled agricultural depression. Many of them at the present moment aro on the point of bankruptcy, and not a few of them would have been bankrupts long ago were it not for their magnificent self-denial, thrift, industry, perse- verance, and economical habits. The writer claims to have some knowledge of the Welsh farmers, and in his opinion they are a splendid class of people. Nearly every profession and trade now have their Unions." This is but right and fair; all classes of the community have a right to guard and protect their own interests. I noticed that representatives of the South Wales branches of the National Union of Teachers held a meeting at Neath last Saturday, when several matters of great importance came under discussion. There is strength in unity. United we stand, disunited we fall.
NEATH CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW.
NEATH CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW. Our readers will note with satisfaction that a Chrysanthemum and Autumn Show will be held at Neath next November. The schedule includes a large number of attractive classes, and the prizes are from £ 4 down. There will be several special prizes which will be open to all. We refer our readers to the advertisement in another column.
A NANTYMOEL RUFFIAN GETS HIS…
A NANTYMOEL RUFFIAN GETS HIS DESERTS. At Bridgend Petty Sessions on Saturday, Thomas Meredith, collier, of 28, Pembroke-terrace, Nantymoel, charged on remand with assaulting Police-constable Rees at Nantymoel, was sent to prison for two months with hard labour.—Prisoner committed a most unprovoked assault upon the constable in the street at night time, and offered the most violent resistance on the way to the station.
TONNA. FATAL ACCIDENT.-The funeral of Joseph Haydn Jenkins, who died from injuries received by the kick of a horse, took place on Thursday in last week. There was a very large attendance of friends, some coming from a considerable distance. The school children headed the procession, and all the boys uncovered their heads as the coffin was taken into Llantwit Church.
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NEATH BOARD OFII IQ GUARDIANS.
NEATH BOARD OF II IQ GUARDIANS. The usual fortnightly meeting of this board was held at the board-room of the Workhouse, Neath, on Tuesday week under the presidency of Mr F. J. Gibbins (vice-chairman). COTTAGE HCJCE3. The Clerk (Mr Cuthbert.^on, reported the death of Mr R H Powell, late ma&;er cf the Cottage Homes. Upon the motion of Mr F J Gibbins, seconded by Mr Hopkin Jones, It was resolved that the members of the Xeath Board of Guardians desire to express their sympathy with Mrs Powell in the loss sustained by the unexpected loss of her husband. APPOINTJIENT OF NEW OFFICERS. The Clerk was directed to advertise for appli- cation for master and matron of the Homes in the GaZ'ti'. and other local papers. THE WELSH LANGUAGE. Much discussion arose a.- to the applicants for the post of master and matron of the Homes should have a thorough knowledge of Welsh, and ultimately Mr Rees Thomas moved, and Mr Edwin Jones seconded. That it shall be desirable but not essential that master and matron of the Homes should speak Welsh. Mr Hopkin Jones stated it was really not necessary and moved in the negative. Upon being put to the meeting the motion was lost by nine to six. PORTER AND LABOUR JIASTEK. The Clerk was ordered to advertise in the same papers for a porter and labour master to be appointed this day month. The Clerk read a letter from Mrs A. J. Mills thanking the board for the kind expression of sympathy sent her by the Guardians, and thanking the board for her appointment as matron. APPEAL TO QUAETEB SESSIONS. The Clerk read a letter from Mr James Kempthorne, clerk to the Assessment Committee stating he had been served with a notice of appeal to Quarter Sessions from Mr Samuel Salmon, Abergwvnfi, and asking for the instructions of the board thereon. Mr W. B. Trick moved and Mr Lewis Jones seconded, and resolved that Messrs Cuthbertson and Powell, solicitors. Xeath, be instructed to act for the Assessment Committee owing to the clerk, Mr James Kempthorne, having declared himself off the roll of solicitors. '-It