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I FILIAL OBLIGATIONS IN THE OGMORE. PROCEEDINGS AGAINST A COLLIERY CONTRACTOR. At Bridgend police-court on Saturday, Mr R W Llewellyn in the chair—Wm. Charles, colliery contractor, 17, Wyndham-street, Nantymoel, and Dd. M. Charles, coachman, of Pandy-road, Aber- kenfig, were summoned at the instance of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Board of Guardians why they should not contribute towards the support of their mother who is chargeable to the Union. Mr R. H. Cox appeared for the board, Mr Scale appeared for the defendant William, and Mr T. J. Hughes for Dd Charles. Mr Jones, relieving officer, stated that the mother was 78 years of age and bedridden. She received 5/4 a week. The defendant David was a coachman to Dr Pringle, getting 25s a week, and he under- stood that he would come in for a freehold cottage and garden on his mother's death. The property was at present a ruin. He was married and, witness believed, had children. The other brother William was a contractor at the Wyndham Colliery, employing over 20 men. lie was married and had grown up children. [KrFrIj'g* By Mr Hughes He believed David had paid whatever the Guardians had called on him to pay, at first 2s and afterwards Is a week. The garden was enjoyed by a married daughter with whom the mother resided. Mr Wm Punter, relieving officer, stated that he knew William, who appeared to be well off. He drove a horse and trap about, and had two cottages, worth, he believed £150 each. He produced a statement of defendant's earnings which showed that he employed 25 men including his two sons and their total earning for the six weeks ending 19th May was £215 3s 7d. For the defence, Jane May, sister of the defendants, said David paid Is and Wm 2s a weak. William visited his mother nearly every month, and seldom empty- handed while David had only been to see her about three or four times during 13 years. An order was made upon each of the defendants to pay 2/6 and the costs.

TEACHERS' CONFERENCE AT COWBRIDGE

ENGLYN

GWELUANT GWALL.

PENILLION

JENKIN ROBERTS,

CYFEILLACH.

MARWOLAETH A CHLADD-EDIGAETH

MARWOLAETH MRS HOPKINS,ABERKENFIG

TRADE RISKS AT PORTHCAWL.

--------------SERVANTS' CHARACTERS.

BRIDGEND RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY.

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