FIRST MEETING. NO CO-OPTATIVE GUARDIANS. The first meeting of the newly-constituted Neath Board of Guardians was held on Tuesday. So large was the attendance that after the members had declared their acceptance of office an adjournment was made to a larger room than that in which the old Board met. The following were present :—Messrs J. H. Rowland, A. S. Gardner, Rees Jenkins, G. H. Davey, C. S. Price, J. E. Moore, J. H. Moore, M. Davies, B. A. Griffiths, D. Williams, J. E. Vaughan, Hopkin Jones, — Jones (Cwmaven), Lewis Howell, J. Davies, W. Daniel, W. B. Trick, G. Smith, L. Jenkins, J. Muir, Daniel Evans, D. R, David, J. Morgan, W. Jones, W. D. Jones, H. Jeffreys, D. Vauphan, David Powell, J. W. Jones, L. D. Howell, W. Howell, LJ. Howell, Rees Thomas, James Preston, J. H. R. Ritson, Edward Davies, Isaac Evans, Dr Thomas, S. B. Davies, M. G. Roberts, J. B. G. Price, Rev James Edwards, and Rev J. Foulkes. Mr A. S. Gardner, who was voted to the chair pro tem. said that the first business they had to discharge was the election of chairman. Mr Wm Howell said he rose at the outset to affirm a principle. He deprecated the co-optative powers conferred by the Act, and they should not exercise them. The Rev James Edwards seconded. Mr G. H. Davey spoke against the motion. He held that Parliament in its wisdom had thought proper to make the provision apparently in the interests of Boards of Guardians, who may have lost the services of members merely because those gentlemen did not feel that they could stand the racket of a contested election. They knew the changeableness of public mind, and there were some men who could not meet rebuffs as others could. Mr C. S. Price agreed with the co-optative principle. Mr David Williams asked whether it would be competent for the Board to elect other than old ex-officio members as co-optative guardians. The Clerk said that the first elected must be ex-officio. Mr Isaac Evans supported the motion. Men who could be elected who would not take the trouble or would not stand the racket of a contest, had not sufficient backbone to commend them- selves to him. Mr Llewellyn Howell said he had always objected to the ex-officio element in the Board, and he thought an attempt was now being made to re-introduce it. He knew that politics must nob be referred to at that Board unless it was done in a most remote manner, but he could not help saying thato he had read that the co-optative clause had been introduced by the House of Lords, a body which would not exist very much longer. He thought the remarks made by Mr Davey and Mr Price were scarcely complimentary to the Board, as nearly all the members of the old board had been returned. Mr J. H. Moore said he was nob enamoured of th3 co optative principle. That was his rule, but there were exceptions to every rule in the world. In that case he desired an exception to be made, as certain of the ex-officio members of the old Board had given the closest attention to their duties, having been the most regular in their attendance. The Rev J. Foulkes spoke against the adoption of the principle. Mr Wm Jones said it was not for that Board to propose an amendment of the law. It appeared to him that they had no choice in the matter, and must adopt the co-optative principle. 22 voted for the motion, and 12 against. Mr Daniel Evans moved that Mr John Henry Rowland be appointed chairman. Mr W. B. Trick seconded, and it was carried unanimously. Mr Rowland, in returning thanks, said he should like the Guardians to remember that they were not elected to administer relief, that must be left to the Relieving Officer. Mr J. Preston moved that Mr Hopkin Jones be appointed vice-chairman. This was seconded by Mr Rees Jenkins, and supported by Mr Rees Thomas. The motion was carried unanimously. Mr Hopkin Jones, in accepting election, ex- pressed his warm thanks. The election of an Assessment Committee, con- sisting as hitherto of 12 members, occupied a con- siderable time. Seventeen names were proposed, and the following were chosen—Messrs Hopkin Jones 41, S. B. Davies 38, M. G. Roberts 38, A. S. Gardner 37, Rees Thomas 35, Edward Davies 35, David Williams 32, Osborne Sheppard 29, J. Muir 29. A second ballot had to be taken in regard to the following, the first three of whom wore elected :—Rees Jenkins 39, G. H. Davey 28, J. Preston 28, Meredith Davies 27. School Attendance and Cottage Homes Commit- tees were appointed, the meeting finding some difficulty in regard to the former, owing to increasing number of School Boards in the Union. A report was read from Dr James, Cwmavon, on his visits to foster parents. The Superintendent of the Cottage Homes reported that Mrs Gwyn bad given the inmates of the Homes their Christmas dinner; Mr Henry Grandfield had sent a quantity of apples and oranges, and Mr John Newall Moore, of Longford, had on New Year's Day given the children, cake, sweets, and pence. A vote of thanks to Mrs Gwyn and the others named was carried unanimously. A letter was read from Mr D. H. Jones, clerk to the Llantwib Lower Parish Council, asking the Board to grant the nse of their Board room for the meetings of the Council. í Mr Wm Jones said the parish or Llantwit Lower was about three miles in length, and their Board room would be most central for the meetings of the Council. He moved that the application be granted. Mr David Williams seconded. t The Chairman suggested that the meetings could most suitably be held at the Town Hall, where there was a room thoroughly adapted to the purpose. After some discussion as to the charge which sbonld be made for lighting and cleaning, it was resolved to grant the request, the terms to be arranged by the Council with the matron of the Union.
CONCERT AT BKIDGEND. At the Hope Baptist School-room, on Wednes- day evening, a very successful concert was held, the proceeds being in aid of the Sunday School Funds. Mr D. H. Lloyd, U.C., presided over a large attendance. The Misses Edwards opened the programme with a pianoforte duet" Sleigh Bells", and Mr H. Leach followed with "Mar- guerita". Mr Arthur Llewellyn was in fine form and sang The Admiral's Broom and Soldier Jim in his own finished style, the latter being encored. Mr R. L. Wilkins contributed a couple of violin solos, Serenade (Thiere) and Cavatina," both of which were admirably executed, an encore following the performance of the latter. Miss L. Thomas of Maesteg delighted the audience with her charming rendering of the two songs "Car- menata" and" Tell me my heart," an un deniable encore being accorded her for the latter song. Mr J. Jones sang Then shall the right- eous and Tho Children's Home in an accept- able manner. Miss Coleman's recitation was an appreciated item. Miss Hannah Cole sang "Alone on the raft and Ora pro nobis in a manner which elicited the loud applause of the audience, and Mr Powell's two songs, "Arm, arm, ye brave', and Nancy Lee" were well rendered. Mr D. Morgan's party sang the trio Charity" composed by Mr Morgan himself it was well sung and equally well received. Miss E. A. Rich con- tributed The Better Land in a pleasing manner and County Councillor Hughes' reading on the subject. "Babies "was highly interesting. The accompanists were Mrs T. J. Hughes, Miss Blanche Moore, Mias M. Llewellyn, and Mr Aeneas Rich.
■.sum. 18m Japanese Gevernmeni (uwiMtti to eon- ■traot a new railway, 110 milee long, from Hiro- shima to Shimonoseki, with one or two branches, and are prepared to reoeive tenders for material and locomotives. These latter are to be of the leading bogie type, about 46 tons in weight ia working order. The cost of the line will be about 3 million dollars.
THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE AND VOLUNTEER CAMPS. Tho Commander-in-Chief has directed the follow- ing circular to be sent to the generals commanding districts at home "As it is desirable to encourage^ volunteer corps to hold camps only at such places as are within reasonable distauce front the headquarters of the corps and ara easy cf access by ordinnry public conveyance, I am directed by his Roya' Xigliuesa the Commander- in-Chief to request t when the annua] proposals for volunteei are put forward yon will intimate, in any caSo "here these conditions are- l not fulfilled, that it is open to the corps concerned to propose a more convenient site for the camp; but,, I failing this, they must not expect to receive any special allowance or concession to cover expenses which the situation of the camp may entail. En- deavours should be made to hold infantry brigade camps within easy reach of the headquarters oi the battalions concerned; and, all regards volunteer corps generally, it is considered that the selection of distant and inconveniently situated camp grounds can only be justified when for the good of the servicer I a corps encamps at a work of defence, or when it l may benefit by technical instruction, or by associa- ¡ tion with considerable bodies of other troops and in these cases you will use your own discretion as to calliug for an estimate of the cost involved in the- movement."
POLICE COURT PROCEEDINGS. At the Bridgend Police Court on Saturday, vVilliam Cox, assistant to Mr Clarke, baker, Bridgend, was summoned for selling bread without weights. Police-constable E nos deposed that on the 28th ult., he was on duty near the Crack House, Colwinstone, where he saw defendant delivering bread from a cart. Witness asked him to take the bread back and weigh it. He went to the cart, but said he had no scales. The cart belonged to Mr Clarke, baker, Bridgend, and de- fendant was his servant. Defendant said the scales had been forgotten to be put in by the other man. It was not his fault. The Bench imposed a penalty of JE1, inclusive of costs.
SUMMER TRIPPERS WILL NOTE. The Zsarina of Russia and her sisters, the Grand Duchess Serge and Princess Henry of Prussia, have all given written testimony to the fact, doubtful as it may seem. They, as well as most of the members of the English Royal Family, have for several years regularly taken the prescription of an eminent London physician, and have been saved the horrors of Mal-de-mer. The words of their letter are un- equivocal. They say they have found Yanatas a perfect remedy for sea-sickness," and so have hundreds of other people during the last three years, during which scientfic experiments and practical tests have been made. Health, pleasure, or business takes most people to sea at some period of their lives' and with a view to afford sea travellers who are ordinary mortals, the same happy experience and immunity from suffering enjoyed by the Royalties as described above, the prescription has, under the name of Yanatas. been made up for sale at all the usual places where medicines are obtained. Sea- sickness arises from irritation of the pneumogastric nerve acting directly through the brain upon the stomach, and it is the peculiar virtue of this dis- covery, to tranquilize the nerve system in such a way as to absolutely prevent sea-sickness.
NEWCASTLE HIGHER PARISH COUNCIL. The first meeting of the Council was held at Aberkenfig on Thursday last, the 3rd inst. There was a full attendance of councillors. Mr J. Boyd Harvey was unanimously elected chairman until April next. Mr Harvey thanked the members of the Council for the honour they had done him by electing him, and he appreciated it more because he had been living in their midst, and they had had ample opportunities for judging as to his integrity, and of his being worthy to fill the position. He considered it no small honour to be elected by a body of able men such as there were at Aberkenfig. He also congratulated the members on their first meeting, and on the fact that he himself and some other of the members had been able to defeat the proposals of the County Council to annex their important town to Bridgend and seeing the importance of the town and the amount of rating which they paid to the Rural District Council, it would be one of the first duties of the Council to call their attention to the deplorable state of the streets, and to the insani- tary condition of the place, asking them to be good enough to spend some of the money they received from the town on the town itself. (Hear, hear). Mr W. J. Richards proposed, and Mr David Thomas seconded that Mr D. P. Thomas be elected vice-chairman, and this was unanimously carried. Mr Richards also pointed out that Mr D. P. Thomas rendered great assistance in the effort to avoii the annexation of the place to Bridgend. Mr R. Robinson was elected treasurer to the Council, and Mr Jesse Hurley was elected clerk to the Council. Mr McPherson gave notice of motion for the next meeting, to propose standing orders, and tha lighting of the town. Mr H. J. Saunders gave notice of motion to call attention of the Rural District Council to the unsanitary state of Aberkenfig, and also to propose that the recreation ground, near the Fountain, be taken over by the Council. Mr R. Humphreys and Mr Cooke gave notice of motion to call attention to the state of the roads and Mr J. Boyd Harvey as to the desirability of securing a public library. Great regret was expressed by the whole of the Council that the County Council had given per- mission for the telephone poles to be laid through the central streets of Aberkenfig. It was carried unanimously that the meetings be held on the 3rd Thursday in every month, until April. The meeting then terminated.
NEATH BOROUGH POLICE. MONDAY. — Before the ex-Mayor (Dr Daviee), Alderman Davies, Councillors Arnold and Llewellyn, Mr C. S. B. Gardner, and Mr Harry G. Thomas. 8TBEET OBSTRUCTION. William Cox, a tramp, charged with obstructing High-street whilst quarrelling with his wife, was fined les. and costs. DBUNXEN1ŒS8. The following were fined for having been drank:— George Lamb, labourer. Bowen-street, 20s. and costs and 'William Cuff, labourer, Cattle- street, 7s 6d and costs. FIGHTING. Evan Powell, haulier, Old-road, Skewen, and Patrick BafPerty. of the Cumla, were charged with fighting in the House of Lords public-house on th 2nd January. Police-constable Morgan proved the case, and each defendant was fined 10s. and costs. Defendant Powell said he had paid for a pint for Rafferty, and that Rafferty then hit him. TRAVELLING WITHOUT TICKET. Morgan Thomas, late landlord of the Ancient Briton public-house, Neath, was charged with travelling without a ticket from Aberdare to Neath on the 4th inst. Mr W. P. Smith appeared to prosecute. Defendant did not appear in court. Police-constable Johns said defendant arrived at Neath by the 8.16 train. On being asked for his ticket he said he had not come by train. Other witnesses were called who proved that defendant took a ticket at Neath for Aberdare earlier in the day, and that he was put into the train for Aberdare. Henry Gardner, ticket collector, Aberdare, said he saw defendant at Aberdare on the 4th inst. He remembered the departure of the 7.22 train for Swansea. He asked defendant if he had a ticket, and he said he had a return. Defendant was Yftther intoxicated. Fined 2011. and costs.
DANCE AT TAIBACH. A combination of adherents of the Charch of England and of the Roman Catholic Church at Aberavon, brought about a pleasant dance at the Drill Hall, Taibach, on Wednesday night. There were 60 couples, and the floor was in admirable condition. Mr Joehua Harris proved a most efficient ard obliging M.C. The catering left nothing to ba desired. A long programme of dances was gone through, the music being supplied by Hatching' popular band.
FASHIONABLE WEDDING AT NEATH. Melincrythan and its neighbourhood were in a state of great rejoicing on Thursday in last week, the occasion for the unusual jubilation being the nuptials of Mr John John, colliery proprietor, of Eaglesbush Grove, and Miss Ellen Evans, second daugter of the late Mr Edward Evans, of Eagles- bush, and grand-daughter of the late Mr H. E. Evans, J.P., barrister-at-law. The tenants on the various parts of the Eaglesbush Estate fired cannon in honour of the event. The marriage ceremony was performed at St. Catherine's Church in Melincrythan, by the Rev Christopher Cooke, rector of Mamhilid (uncle of the bride- groom) who was assisted by the Venerable Archdeacon Griffiths. The contracting parties enjoy such popularity in the district, that, not- withstanding efforts made to avoid a special exhibition of public interest, the church was crowded by interested spectators. There was a full choral service under the conductorship of Mr Yenables. Mr George Venables presided with his accustomed skill 91 the organ. Mr John R. Thomas (?on of the vicar of Skewen) was the best man. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Walter Rice Evans, of Eaglesbush. She was attired in a magnificent gown, the bodice and full court train being of ivory satin duchesse over a handsome brocaded petticoat, trimmed with satin ribbon rosettes and orange blossoms her tulle veil was fastened with a coronet of blossoms, and she carried a choice shower bouquet of real orange blossoms, lilies of [the valley, white orchids, and stephanitis, and was attended by four bridesmaids (sisters of the bride). The dresses worn by the lady guests were exquisite in design and concep. tion. The whole of the trousseau and bridesmaids' costumes and hats were supplied by the well- know firm of Messrs B. Evans and Co., Swansea. All the bouquets were presented by the bride- groom, and the bridesmaids wore gold bangles— hand and heart design—also his gift. Among the wedding party were the following gentlemen —Mr Philip John, Mr W. Conyers Kirby, Mr Conyers Kirby, Mr H. C. Kirby, Mr F. C. Kirby, Mr J. W. Price (Glamorganshire Bank, Neath), and Mr W. Llewellyn Rhys. On the happy pair leaving the church there were general congratula- tions. The wedding breakfast was laid at Eaglesbush Cottage. In the course of the complimentary speeches, more than one reference was made to the long descent of the Eaglesbush family. The happy pair left Neath for London by the afternoon express. There was a brilliant array of wedding presents.
TYTHEGSTONE HIGHER RACES. We have received a lengthy communication from "Isinglass" in reply to Ladas'" notes on the "horses" running in the "Tytbegatone Higher Races," which appeared in our last issue. "Isinglass," however, has not been able to identify Ladas," and has sent us a letter which abounds with libellous insinuations against a gentleman who had, we are assured, no hand in the concoction of Ladas' notes. We do not, therefore, publish the letter.— G. G.
--+- A DISCLAIMER. TO THE EDITOR. SIB,—As the impression has got abroad that I am the author of the notes which appeared in your last issue re the Tythegston Higher Election, would you kindly allow me a brief space to deny same, and to further add that I am in no way connected there- with.—I am. &c., W. A. HOWELL. Kenfig Hill, Jan. 10th, 1S95.
PYLE PARISH COUNCIL. PYLE RACES. A few remarks on the successful horses that ran, and their respective sires and dams "TRUTH" (by Breechloader, out of Sanitation).— Well-bred horse this, but has been very badly broken happened to meet with good trainers and riders; has lots of false tricks about him shies and kicks in single harness goes well in double. "BABM" (by Pembroke, by Truth, out of Sani- tation).This horse also is rather a tricky customer > more of a collier than a racer goes well in double harness with a good driver not safe unless tied J goes double the pace after a fast horse. "BREEKY" (by Cowky, out of Coity Lass).— Useful horse this, but a bit weak in the loins ran fairly well; goes better in double harness than single stumbles very often. BACHELORS WEATHER COCK." (by Bugbean, out of Limestone).—This horse also is very useful; goes well in single and double harness once he starts; a bit short-sighted; had a good rider. "MOLESKIN" (by Serge, out of Calico).—This is more of a hobbler's horse than a racer, being kept so high in condition; not at all fast; got himself pushed in this time, not ridden. "TUBNCOAT" (by Truth, out of Church).—This | horse had a very fair place in the running, con- sidering he had so totally chang his coat; nothing known of his quality. "SEBGEAST" (by Penhydd, out of Bess).—This horse is full of of quality, with plenty of speed and action a bit shy goes well in all kinds of harness; will stand without being tied; will not be led by the nose, nor follow anyone. A FEW NOTBS ON THE UNSUCCESSFUL HORSES. MAJOB This horse had anything but what was expected, his backers having laid lots of money on him, but, owing to the abominable amount of cheatery that there is in racing those days, there is nothing else to account for it. This horse is over age it's true, having been ridden for upwards of 20 years he has proved himself in the past a good and faithful animal; I have not the least doubt a little rest will be beneficial to him. "MALT" (by Manure, out of Barleycorn).—This horse never ran before; bad-tempered, but goes well in single and double harness if well trained no doubt he will come to the front some day. TBAPPBB" (by Home-brewed, out of Sand). This colt is anything but promising; gibs in single and double harness goes better after a little soaked barley; never ran before, nor is he likely to run again. LONG SHAND" (by Star, out of York).—This horse is anything but fast, having a contracted hoof and sidebones; he also gibs in single and double harness goes better after a little barley gruel; met with good trainers, but of no avail; a terror for going over fences more of a hunter than a raeer stumbles terribly; if trained at home would be likely to be more successful.
TONDU CHAMBER OF TRADE. A meeting of the Tondu Chamber of Trade was held last week, Mr W. John (Abergarw), presiding over a good attendanse. Mr D. P. Thomas was elected president, Mr W. H. Hitchings, vice- president, Mr D. Williams, treasurer, and Mr Tom Morgan was re-elected secretary. Strong comment was made on the delay in connection with the erec- tion of the Police-station. In September last Mr Llewellyn moved actively in the matter, the ground for the site was bought, and the plans approved, but the matter was kept hanging about.—The secretary was also instructed to write to the general manager of the Great Western Railway to get the sign at the railway station altered, as inconvenience was caused at present by confounding Aberkenfig and Kenfig Hill.
BETTWS. CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO THE POOB.—Major Traherne has again this year, with his usual generosity, been | charitable to the poor. He has given coal, blankets, shirts and petticoats, which, it is needless to say, are much appreciated by the recipients. His sisters also, as usual, invited some of the oldest inhabitants to a dinner on Christmas day, supplied at the Rectory. FOOTBALL MATCH.—On Mabon's day a very exciting football match was played by the team of the Church Lad's Brigade, and that belonging to Sardis chapel and neighbourhood. This is tho first match that has been played between these two teams, and was looked forward to with much enthusiasm. The match resulted in a draw, each side scoring a try and a minor. THE CHUROH LAD'S BBIOADE.—The company will parade to the Parish Church on Sunday. It is very gratifying to find that this movement is such a success, and it is hoped that it will still go on as it has done. and as indeed, it is going on over the Principality. The company is greatly indebted to their drill-instructor, Mr W. McCormick, who is giving his help gratis. A drum and fife band has just been formed out of the Company, and so far the lads seem very keen on it, and all hope that the members will attend regularly and thus give every eucouragement to their bandmaster, Lieutenant Stephen Matthews, who is also giving his assistance voluntarily. The band will make its first ap- pearance on Sunday next and lead the company to church. CHUBCH SUNDAY SCHOOL TEEAT.—The teachers of this school gave the scholars their usual Christmas treat on Monday last. TherA was a very good attendance. In the evening the annual distri- bution of prizes took place. All those who had attended over 30 Sundays were entitled to a prize according to the number of attendances. Prizes were also given to those who had repeated the collects throughout the year, and to those also who had learnt over a certain number of verses. The prizes for eollects and verses were, as usual, pre- sented by the Rector. Mrs Pugh presented the prizes to each one as they came up to receive them. The rest of the evening was spent in an entertain- ment, given by the Sunday School scholars and others. Altogether, a most enjoyable evening was spent.
LLANDILO. SILOH CHAPEL, PENYBANK.—The Rev W. R. Davies, minister of this chapel, at the morning service on Sunday last, remarked that the bible for the use of the pulpib had gone somewhat out of order, and that it was desirable to have a new one. At the evening service, however, the rev. gentleman had the pleasant duty to inform the assembly, that his desire for a new bible had been gratified, and that Mr and Mrs D. R. Evans, draper, and bus proprietor, Aberavon, and of the Victoria Hotel, Llandilo, had very graciously pre- sented the church with a handsomely leather bound bible. It may be mentioned that the same was given in affectionate remembrance of the late Mr John Jones, of Pantyblodau, who had for a number of years been deacon at the said chapel. The sincerest thanks of the congregation were then returned to Mr and Mra Evans, for their kindness.
TOND-J. DON'T FORGET that W. C. Edwards' great Drapery Sale is now on. Opposite Town-hall, Bridgend.
TREOES. The congregationalists of the above place held their annual social tea on Thursday in last week. There was a larger attendance than usual. Tea was served at 5 p.m. The ladies who presided were Mrs Jacob Jenkins, Mrs Timothy David, Mrs Rees, Mrs E. Llewellyn, and Miss Gwen Jenkins, Miss Lily Williams, and Miss Eliza Howells, also assisted. Tea being over, the pastor the Rev S. Jones addressed the meeting, some of the senior members also spoke. The accounts of the church were also read, and showed a most satisfactory state of affairs. After the singing of a hymn, and a prayer being offered by Mr Thomas Davies, a most enjoyable meeting was brought to a close.
ABERAVON. SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting of the Aberavon School Board, was held at the Town Hall on Thursday afternoon, Mr Rees Thomas, presided and the other members present were the Revs. J. Foulks, and Dr. Griffiths, Messrs J. M. Smith, W. Williams, and H. J. Stokes. The business was of the ordinary routine character. MAYORAL MUNIFICENCE.—On Thursday, las week, the Mayor (Mr Lewis Lewis), gave the poor of Aberavon a grand dinner. There was a large atten- dance. The guests seemed to enjoy themselves very much, and partook of the good things laid before them with capital appetite. Mr Perry (con- fectioner), also presented each of the paupers with a seasonable gift.
NEATH. HUTCHINS QUADRILLE BAND accept engagements for Balls, Parties, &c. Good time, new music. Terms moderate. Apply G. T. Hutchins, 13 Loudon-road, Neath. KnmNEæ TO THB POOR.—Councillor E. Evans Be van, gave 30 tons of coal to the poor of Neath, on Friday. The distribution took place in the Cattle Market. CAB ACCIDENT.—On Friday, as one of the Castle Hotel cab drivers was adjusting his horse's bit the animal started down New-street at full speed. One wheel of the cab struck the kerbing, and ran along the pavement until the cab was opposite the establish- ment of Mr H. Stone, wine and spirit merchant, where it completely overturned. There was some trouble experienced in righting matters; but, happily, no one was injured.
COWBEIDGE, DEATH:—The death is announced at Tregaryn, Cardiganshire of Mr W. J. Morgan, at the early age of 27, brother of the Rev J. J. Morgan, C.M., Minister, Cowbridge, and son of the late Rev D. Morgan, whose name is so closely associated with the recent revivals of the Calvinistic Methodists.
LLANTWIT MAJOR. EEBATUJI. In our issue of last week, in referring to the house occupied by Mr T. Morgan, the rent should have been J67 and not £2; it was a printer's mistake. CONSERVATIVE MEETING.—We are asked to state that the annual meeting of the Conservative Association will be held this (Friday) evening at the Conservative Reading-room. All interested are earnestly invited to attend. SKATING.—The lower meadow has been flooded and skating commenced there on Wednesday morn ing. Should the cold weather continue much pleasure will be given our skating friends.
G \RW YALLEY. FORGET thab W. C. Edwards' great Drapery Sale is now on. Opposite Town-hall, Bridgend.
MELINCRYTHAN. MILLMEW'S SUPPEB.—The annual supper of the millmen of the Melincrythan Tinplate Works was held at the Glamorg&n Inn on Saturday evening last, when 200 sat down to a splendid spread. The cloth being removed, His Worship, the Mayor, pre. sided, and Mr Edmund Law was the vice-chairman. Amongst those present were Councillor John Arnold, J.P., Mr Walter Rice Evans, Eaglebush Mr Venables, and Mr Bamford. These gentlemen addressed the assembly. Songs and recitations were freely given, and a most enjoyable evening was spent. PAIUSH COUNCIL.—The first meeting of the Parish Council was held on Thursday, last week, at the Melyn schoolroom. All the members were present Mr Edmund Law proposed the Rev T. W. George for the poet of Chairman, and spoke highly of him. Mr W. Rees seconded the resolution. Mr William Thomas proposed Mr David Roberts for the chair but found no seconder. Mr Gibbs proposed Mr Coleman. This also found no seconder. Mr Law's motion was carried. Mr Law thereupon proposed Mr William Rees, Tonna, vice-chairman. Mr Law dwelt upon his great abilities, and described him as a large ratepayer. He ridiculed the idea of placing lodgers in this position, or any other position on the Council. They had nothing to lose, but all to gain. MrD. H. Jones was also supported by Mr Law as clerk, which was carried, notwithstanding amend- ments. There cannot be any question that Mr Law was the leading spirit of the meeting.
TYNEWYDD. DON'T FORGET that W. C. Edwards' great SaIe is now on. Opposite Town-hall,
PONTYCYMMER. MUSICAL SUCCESS.—At the recent examination held by the College of Violinists, London, at Bridgend, Miss Annie J. Lewis, Pantygog, suc- ceeded in gaining a first grade certificate for violin playing, obtaining as many as 83 marks, which speaks very highly of her ability, she being only 12 years of age. Her teacher, Mr John Edwards, A C., Handel House, at the same examination, obtained a Graduate certificate, he gaining 84 marks.
PORTHCAWL. DON'T FORGET that W. C. Edwards' great Drapery Sale is now on. Opposite Town-hall, Bridgend.
KENFJG HILL. THE next meeting of the Parish Council of Tythegstone Higher is to be held on Monday evening, the 14th inst. THINGS are continuing to look brighter at Kenfig Hill. The Coke Ovens, which have been out for a considerable time, have been recently re-lit, which means employment for a great number of men. CHURCH DEFENCE.— The first of a series of lectures in connection with Church Defence was held at the Bryndu Schools, on Monday, when the Rev F. VV.Edmondes, M.A., of Bridgend, delivered a lecture on the Early Christianity of Britain." Descriptive limelight views were thrown on a screen, the Rev M. Evanson, Merthyrmawr, superintending the lantern. There was a large attendance, presided over by the Rev David Davies, M.A.,
MAESTEG. DON'T FORGET that W. C. Edwards' great Drapery Sale is now on. Opposite Town-hall, Bridgend.
TONDU RAILWAYMEN AT SUPPER. On Monday evening, over 100 railway men on the Llynvi and Ogmore section of the Great Western Railway, sat down to supper at Toadu Arms, under the presidency of County Councillor T. J. Hughes (Bridgend). Owing to some misunderstanding on tho part of the Secretary, the invitation to our re- presentative did not arrive, and we are unable to givo a report of the proceedings. We have however been favoured with a copy of the programme, from which it would appear that the toast list included the usual loyal and patriotic toasts, The Directors of the G.W.R. Success to the Railwaymen," "The town and trade of the district," "The Secretary and Committee," The Visitors" and The host and hostess." A splendid supper was served in admirable style by Mr and Mrs Jenkins, andyamongst those who contributed to the harmony of the evening, were Messrs Tope, Ii ether ton, Telling, E. Thomas, W. G. Burton, A Hall, F. Takle, W. Barson, and Tilley. County Councillor Hughes was in splendid form and made some practical remarks with reference to the split."
MEETINGS AT PENCOED, COYCHURCH AND COITY. During the week the Ogmore Habitation of the Primrose League have been holding a series of meetings in various towns and villages. On Monday a meeting was held at the Board Schools, Pencoed, when Mr C. W. Christie, Tregroes, presided. An excellent programme of vocal and instrumental music was contributed by Miss Edith Jenkins, Mr Arthur Llewellyn (Bridgend), Mrs Christie, Miss Jones and Miss Watkins (Pencoed), Miss Simmons (Pencoed), being an efficient accompanist. Mr R. Wright, delegate from the Graad Council, delivered an able political address. Mr R. C. Griffiths, on behalf of the Ruling Councillor (Lady Dunraven) handed Miss Mordecai, of St. Mary Hill, the special service clasp for 1893, in recognition of valuable services rendered during the year. The usual votes of thanks terminated the proceedings. A meeting was held at the Coity Board School, on Tuesday evening, under the presidency of MJI J. 1. D. Nicholl, J.P., Merthyrmawr, when Mr Wright delivered an address, and a capita programme was rendered," Mr J. P. McGsul being the accompanist. On Wednesday night a meeting was held at Coy- church, when the Rev C. L. Llewellin presided. Miss Edith Jenkins, and Mr J. H. Williams (Bridgend), were amongst the contributors to the programme. Mrs Lloyd Llewellin sang a song entitled "The Primrose League," a tuneful com- position of her own. Mr Wright spoke, and Miss Simmons (Pencoed), was the accompanist.
CONCERT AT ABERDULAIS. A most successful concert was given at Aber- dulais Day School on Thursday evening, last week, by the Dulais Male Voice Party, assisted by Miss M. A. Morris, Tonyrefail, Mr Howell Davies, Treorkey, and Mr Ivor Foster, Penygraig. Mr Samuel Arnold accompanied most efficiently. The Male Voice Party was under the conductorship of Mr Samuel Williams, A.C., and acquitted itself most creditably. The choir presented a pleasing appearance in concert attire, and wearing white rosettes, and, without doubt, Mr J. H. R. Ritson, their employer, who, with his house party, formed par of the audience, was much gratified. Mr Ivor Foster's singing of "Revenge" was much appre- ciated, and duets by Miss Morris and Mr Foster, and Mr Foster and Mr Davies respectively, were loudly encored. A thoroughly enjoyable concert was brought to a close by the singing of God save the Queen."
DEPARTURE OF POLICE-INSPECTOR COLE FROM ABERAVON. The inhabitants of Aberavon and district have received with great regret the intimation that Police-inspector Cole is to remove to Merthyr. Notice of the change was received only on Tuesday last, and Inspector Cole takes his departure to-day (Friday). The genial Inspector, as he was termed, was held in high regard by all classes of the com- munity. Police-inspector McDonald, Llandaff, suceeeds him at Aberavon.
ABERAVON COUNTY POLICE. AIONDAY.—Before Mr D. R. David, Mr S. H, Byass, Mr J. M. Smith, and Mr Lewis Lewis (Mayor). WITHOUT LIGHTS. Wm Goslin, baker, Aberavon, was charged with driving without lights on the 28th December. Police-constable Pearce proved • the case, and defendant was fined 5s and costa 7s 6d. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. David Grifnthg, collier, Glyncorrwg, charged with being drunk and disorderly at Glyncorrwg on the 31st ult., was fined 94 6d including costs. CHARGE or WOUNDING. Thomas John, of Abergwynfi, collier, was brought up in custody charged on remand witm feloniously wounding one Richard Picton, collier, Commercial-streeb, Abergwynfi, on the 2nd inst. ) After hearing the evidence, the charge was reduced to one of common assault only, and defendant WM < fined J62 and costs, or one month. j
BRIDGEND SOHOOL BOARD. The ordinary meeting of this Board was held on Tuesday. Present Messrs T. Stockwood (chair- man), W. Buckley, W. McGaul, and J. Evans, and the Clerk (Mr W. Cooke). The application of Miss J. Gregory, one of the assistant-mistresses, for an increase of salary, was adjourned for a month.—A letter was read from the clerk of the Bridgend Urban District Council asking the Board to give them a piece of ground abutting on the Union Road, which was required for the purpose of improving the road. The matter was adjourned for further consideration.—A letter was read from the Barry School Board with reference to a proposed conference to be held for the purpose of considering the pro- vision of a central institution for this portion of the county for the education of blind and deaf children.—The Clerk was instructed to reply that members of the Board would attend the conference, provided the date were a suitable one.—A vote of condolence was passed with the Rev W. John (the vice-chairman of the Board), upon the lamented death of his wife.
MIRACULOUS CURE OF A COYCHURCH MAN. Tha South Wales Daily News says:—"The "Welsh Lourdes" is beginning to heal South Walians. A young man named James Randell, of Coychurch, near Bridgend,is the last of the cured. Rnndel was paralysed on the right side when he was 12 years old, and remained in that state till a few days ago. Some little time ago he was taken to Holywell and after bathing twice in the well a wonderful improvemonb is said to have been made in his condition, and he has recovered almost completely the use of his limbs. Randel is a Protestanfc." We give this paragraph for what it ia worth.
CARRIAGE OF LORD WOLVERTON AND LADY EDITH WARD. A lnrge congregation assembled in St. Mary Ahbott's Church, Kensington, London, recently, to witness the marriage of Lord Wolverton and the Lady Edith Wsrd, only daughter of Georgina Countess of Duilley and the late Earl of Dudley. The beautiful church was very handsomely deoor- ated for the occasion, the arches of the rood screen bring- outlined with white lilac, lilies of various kinds, chrysanthemums, and other white jiowers from the conservatories at Iwerne, Lord Wolvcr ton's Dorsetshire seat. The choir stalls and Communion Table were slso effectively adorned, and groups of flowering bamboo were placed about the chancel. With the exception of the seats facing the chancel reserved for the friends of the bride and hridegrcom, the largo and handsome building was filled with spectators long before the hour lixfd for the ceremony, two o'clock. The bridesmaids, who took up their position near the west door, were Miss Blanche Forbes, cousin of the bride; the Hon. Alexandra Bertie, ilnuKhter of Lord and Lady Norreys, and niece of the bridegroom the Ladies Alice and Mary Montagu, t win daughters of the Duchess of Manchester; Lady Sophie Cadogan, daughter of Earl and Countess Cadognn and Lady Tlieodosia Acheson, daughter of the Earl and Countess of Gosford. They were charm- ingly drecaed in white accordion-pleated grenadine over whito satin with bunches of Parma violets at the throat and waist, and white satin collars and niishes. Their large violet velvet hats were trimmed with ostrich feathers of the same oolour and Parma violets with a gardenia between, and they carried shower bouquets of dark violets. The bridegroom presented each with a diamond bar brooch, with a large ruby pondant from one end. A few minutes two o'clock his RO;1\1 Highness the Prince of Wales arrived, accompanied by Captain Holford,aiul was conducted to a seat facing the chanoel beside the Couutess (Georgina) of Dudley. The bride entered by the west door, and was led up the nave te the chancel by her brother, the Earl of Dudley, who gave her away. The clergy and choir preceded the bridal procession singing the hymn, The voice that breathed o'er Eden." The bride wore a dress of rich white satin, trimmed round the hem with a trail of orange blossoms and myrtle, with a girdle and ohatelaine of the same, and collar of old lace. She wore a full wreath of real orange blossoms and a tulle veil. Her only ornaments were a diamond lizard brooch and a necklace of two rows of peals, the gifts of the bridegroom, as was also her shower bouquet of white flowers.Behind the bride followed at two paoes —the Hon. Montagu Bertie, nephew of the bride- groom and Master Anthony Rothschild, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Leopold de Rothschild. They were charmingly attired in white satin Vandyck costumes, slashed with mauve satin and trimmed with silver bullion; their white satin cloaks were lined with mauve,and they worelarge white felt hats with ostrich feathers, and mauve øhoeø and stockings. The bride presented each with a diamond and ruby scarf pin. Lord Wolverton was attended by Mr. Cecil Grenfell as best man. The Hon. and Rev. Edward Carr Glyn (vicar of Kensington, ohapliu to the Queen, and uncle of the bridegroom) performed the cere- mony, assisted by the Rev. Piers L. Claughton (rector of Hutton, Brentwood, Essex) cousin to the bride. Before the address the hymn" 0, love, who formedst me to wear," was sung, after which Mr. Carr Glyn delivered an address. While the registers were being signed, "Hark, hark, my soul! angelic songs are swelling," was sung by the choir and congregation. As the bride and bridegroom passed down the nave the organist played lIen- delssohn's Wedding March" and the church bells rang a merry peal. The Prince of Wales gave his arm to the bride's mother, aud conducted her ladyship to her carriage. Tho wedding party drove oil to Georgina Lady Dudley's residence in Gros- venor Square. The early days of the honeymoon will be spoilt at Iwerne Minster, Blaudford. Among the mRny relatives and frinuds attending tho ceremony wete the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Teck, Prince Pless, the Portuguese Minister, the Duoltess of Manoheeter, the Duke of Manchester, the DucheHS of Athole and Lady Dorothea Stew- art. Murray, the Duo d'Alba, tho Marchioness of Londonderry, the Marchena de Santurce, the Earl and Countess of Dudley, Countess Cadogan, the Countess of Gosford, Count Albert Meusdorif, Count and Countess Munster, Viscountess Chelsea, Lurd and Lady Hiuslip, Lady Morreys, Lord Mareus Beresford, Lord and Lady Stanley, Lord Rowton, Lord Charles Montague, Lord and Lady Algernon Gordon Lennox, Lord and Lady William Hevill, Lord and Lady St. Oswald, Lady Lnuan, and many other nobilities. The Prince of Wales took his departure at four o'clock, and soon after- wards Lord and Lady Wolverton bade adieu to their frieudu, and started for Iwerne Minister,their home, nc»r Blaudford, Dorset. There were over five hundred presents, included among them being from bridegroom to bride pearl and diamond neoklace, diamond necklace, pearl neck- lace with sapphire and diamond OIRSP; pearl neck- lace with diauioud clasp, diamond, euierald, and ruby snake brooch, diamond, emerald, and pearl pendant, diamond hnir ornament. Other prosents to the bride included From the Prince and Princess of Wales, diamond and ruby brooch Duke of Saxe- Coburg, diamond ruby and emerald treble heart brooch Duke and Duchess of York, with the Duke and Duchess of Fife and Princesses Victoria and Maud of Wales, diamond and pearl caduoeus brooch; Princess Adolphus of Teck, diamond ruby bangle; Georgina Countess of Dudley, diamond wings for hair; Earl and Countess of Dudley, two diamond bracelets. To Lord Wolverton, from the Prince of Wales two silver-mounted Russian claret juga in ease; T.R.H. the Duke and Duchess of York, tnr- quoise and diamond scarf pin Earl and Countess of Dudley, telesoope; Duke of Abercorn, gold mounted amber cigarette holder in glass case, &o., &o. Tho gifta to both bride and bridegroom were very numer- ous and costly.
DISPUTE BETWEEN DIAMOND MERCHANTS. At Bradford Quarter Sessions, David Bischofs- werder, diamond merchant, London and Plymouth was indicted for obtaining by fraud £1 000 worth of diamonds from one Wadholder, diamond merchant Hatton Gardena.London. Prisoner held a large sale at Bradford, and after this the prosecutor alleged that he parted with jewels to the sum named. The case oecupied the whole of the day. The defeuoe was that it was purely a business transaction. The Recorder (Mr. Milvain) hinted that then was no ease, and the jury, after three minutes' consultation, returned a verdict of acquittal, which WM reoeived with applause by a crewded court.
FOUR MEN DROWNED. Shortly before five o'clock the other aftornoon n shocking accident occured at a pool in a field adjoin- the Manor house, Fenton, Staffordshire, resulting iu the drowiug of two young men, named William Dolby 18, plumber, Wilson Street, and James Bridge 21, litter at tho North StatIonhire Railway- Company's Locomotive Works, Havelock Street, Stoke-on-Trent.—It seems that the deceased and about ton or a dozen young men and youths, had been skating on the pool in question, which is of considerable depth. One of the deceased waw teaching the other to skate, and while they had hold of each other the ice suddenly gave way beneath them, and they disappeared in the water. A youth. named Thomas Jebb (15) made a gallant but un- successful attempt at rescue, and becoming im- mersed in the water narrowly escaped losing his own life. News of the disaster spread very quickly, and Polioe-oonstables Deaville and Fradley, of Fenton, and Police-constable Alcook, of Stoke, were soon upon the soene. By the aid of a long ladder and some drags the officers succeeded iu bringing Dolby to the surfaoe about half an hour after the accident, and the body of Bridge was recovered some twenty minutes later. The police- men, being members of the St. John's Ambulanco Society, endeavoured to restore animation by arti- ficial respiration and other means, but their efforts were unavailing, and on the arrival of Dr. McAldowie he pronounced life to be extinct in both cases. The unfortunate young men were neigh- bours, and lived close to the scene of the accident. While a largo number of skaters were on a mill pool at Burnley, the ice gave way, and William. Tinsley, a meohanio, married, and Frank Outh- waite, a weaver, were drowned. A collier named Samuel Clarkaon made a gallant attempt to resoue- the men, and nearly lost hia life. Other skaters- made a stampede for the shore, and through the ice, which was thin, breaking in all directions, several narrow escapes occurred. People had been repeatedly warned.
THE DEGRADATION OF CAPTAIN DREYFUS. A PAINFUL SPBCTACLB. The degradation of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, the officer of the Frenoh General Staff, who was lately condemned by oourt-martial to confinement for life in a fortross and to degradation from his rank for having communicated military secrets to a foreign Government, took place at nine o'clock in the morning at the Ecole Militaire, in Paris. Dreyfus, who had been lodged iu the Cherche Midi Prison since his sentence, slept profoundly until five o'clock, when he was aroused and told that the degredation was fixed for nine o'clock. Ho betrayed no marked emotion, but his face assumed a livid aspect when he put on hi uuiform and buckled ou his sword for the last time. When he was dress d, he was taken to tho guard room to sign the prison register, and was then placed in charge of two gendarmes, who, revolver in baud, con- ducted their prisoner in a covered military four- gon, belonging to the Squadron of Cavalry. The vehicle which wiw drawn by four horKos, was immediately driven off at a niuart pace to the Ecole Militaire, preceded by two mounted gendarmes, es- corted by a detaclimeut of the Republican Guard with drawn swords. A considerable crowd had aireaily culleuteu uucsiae tile military octiooi, out scattorod to let the fourgon and itM escort pass. au arriving at his destination Dreyfus was at once taken to an improvised cell in an outbuilding of the school. There he remaixed until towards eight o'clock, by which hour the troops told off to be present at the degradation, consisting of detachments ol every arm of the service iu the garrison of Paris, were under arms in the Great Quadrangle. Alto- gether 5,000 men, under tho command of Genera) Darras, were assemblod. At ten minutes past eight Dreyfus, still escorted by two gendarmes, was taken to another apartment close to the square itself, so that he could be the more easily brought out into the presence of the assembled troops at the proper moment. Meanwhile the crowd outside had increased greatly, and M. Lepine (the Prefect of Police) was present in person to assure the mainten- ance of order. Punctually at nine o'clock, Captain Dreyfus, who was in full uniform, was led out into the square, on all side of which the troops were drawn up in two lines. In the midst was the band of the 39th Regiment, with the buglers and drummera of the other corps. The oommander of the troops General Darras, occupied the coutre of the quadrangle with his staff. Dreyfus who was eoorted by four artillerymen in command of a oorporal, was led across the square, the party halt- ing before the General. The prisoner, who was pale and flushed by turns, marched with a firm step. He appeared to be greatly excited and moved. At a sign from General Darras, an official read alond the oentence of the Court-martial, and then the General addressing the prisoner, pronounced the following words :—" Alfred Dreyfus, you are adjudged unworthy to bear arms, and in the name of the Fenoh people we degrade you." The command to begin the act of degrada- tion waa then given, and a non-commissioned officer of the Republican Guard advanoed to carry it out. The Infantry presented arms, the Cavalrymen raised their Bwords, and the drums beat. As the ofiioer approached to carry out tho sentence, Dreyfus started back and cried out loudly, I am innocent; I swear it. Long live France This he repeated more tliau once, in oven louder tones. The crowd outside, who were gathered in thick ranks round the railings, and filled all avail- able windows and roofs, heard the prisoner's cry of protest, and joined with vehement shouts of "Death to the traitor! and other words of opprobious de- nunciation. The cry of Death to the German I was especially noticeable, and was repeated many times. Dreyfus, though manifesting a growing ex- citement, made no attempt to resist the ofiioer de- puted to accomplish the degradation. The first act was the tearing off the epaulettes, next the lace on the tunic and the other distinctions marking the officer's grade ware taken off, and, finally, the sword was unhuokled, drawn from the scabbard, and broken in two, the fragments being thrown at the feet of the condemned man. As his sword was being broken, Dreyfus again uttered his despairing cry of" Je suiø innocent! Vive Ie France." The degraded officer had then to march hare-headed round the square in front of the troops. He preserved his fortitude in an extraordinary degree, and never seemed to falter. All he pasned the place where the journalists were poRted.ho turned to them aud said in loud, firm tones: "Tell the whole of France that I am innocent." Some offionrs of the R jsnrve, who were stauding by, retorted with the words, "Down with J lid 811 Silence, traitor!" The prisoner became greatly excited at these contumelious epi- thets, and turning sharply round, faced the officers who had spoken with a thrsateniug air. The gunners, iu whoe charge he was, seized him, however, and forced him to continue the humiliating march round the quadrangle. The whole proceedings were over by a quarter-past nine. Some of the evening papers report that just before being finally removed Captain Dreyfus turned to those who had oharge of him and said, I am inno- cent. If I did hatnl over documents to foreigners it was done as a bnit, in order to obtain from them more important information. In three yeara' time the truth will be known, and the Minister of War himself will < p >n a fresh enquiry into the matter."
Sir Charles Tupper, the High Commissioner for Canada, has gone to the country for a few days. His health is much improved. Sir Loader Williams, the chief engineer of the Manchester Ship Canal, is about to relinquish that poHition, as the canal is now complete. He will be appointed consulting engineer. The draft of the proposed achec r the munici- paliaatiou of the liquor trade in "MD approved by the Bills Sub-eor association for promoting pop A the liquor traffie. Printed and Published (for the Proprietors) by Jesicrir GIBBS, at the Glamorgan Qatette Office, Queetvstreefc, Bridgend* m the Parish of Coity Lower, in the Coantf of Glamorgan. FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1895.