QUESTIONS ABOUT JEWELLERY. BANKRUPT AND BAILIFF. Before the registrar (Mr. Cousins) at Car- diff Bankruptcy-court on Tuesday, David John Phillips, builder and contractor, 114 Bridgend-road, Maesteg, appeared, with lia- bilities ranking for dividend amounting to JB305 Is. 6d., and deficiency L291 lis. 6d. In answer to the Official Receiver, the debtor stated that this was not his first experience of the bankruptcy-court. He was an undischarged bankrupt during his last trading. Asked whether lie had any alteration to make to his statement of affairs, bankrupt replied, Yes, as I have not disclosed every- thing." What do you want to disclose?—Jewellery. What is the jewellery?—Two gold watches, one silver one, three gold rings, lady's bangle and two chains. You were in my office on Wednesday last. Why did you not give the information then? -I did not know then where they were. Let me warn you that I know that state- ment to be untrue. I know more about this jewellery than you think I do, and I warn you to be careful about your answers in your own interests. Where is that jewellery now ? —Clanzy, the bailiff, has it. He is the bailiff of the County Court at Bridgend, and gave me money to pay executions. Has he been advancing you money on jewellery?—Yes. At whose suggestion was it that you bor- rowed money from the bailiff of the Bridgend County Court?—I asked him to give me money, and I said I would deposit the jewel- lery with him. How much money ?—-He wants £ 24 now. How much money did you get from him? —i did not have it all in money. Well, how much money had you from Clanzy?— £ 12. Bankrupt admitted, when further pressed, that it was not welve months since he had the money from Clanzy. He was in gaol at the time he filed his petition under a com- mitment on a judgment summons. The bai- liff offered by letter to let him have the jewellery back on payment of a certain sum of money. Pressed as to where that letter was, bankrupt said he was not certain, but he might be able, he thought, to find it at home. The Official Receiver: I require you to deliver that letter up to me. Bankrupt stated that in 1904 Michael Lazarus Marks, trading as Usher and Co., Swansea, issued a writ for R425 against him on a number of promissory notes given by debtor and his wife. Marks has a mort- gage on bankrupt's property, and that debt had been paid out. The Official Receiver: I see he is one of your unsecured creditors now to the extent of £ 139 16s. 6d. A large bundle of judgment summonses and County Court papers, which had been handed over by the bankrupt were produced by the Official Receiver, who asked: "Why did you with all these summonses against you incur these debts for jewellery?"—I thought I would be able to pay them. I had three houses in Bridgend-road, and was financed by Mr. T. J. Hughes, Bridgend, and I had to transfer these three houses for less than their value to Mr. David Davies, of Liverpool House, eighteen months or two years ago. The examination was provisionally closed.
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ST. ATHAN. Re-Opening of the C.M. Chapel.—Special services in connection with the re-opening, after alteration and renovation, of St. Athan Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, were held last week, when the preachers were the Revs. W. Jenkins, M.A., Swansea, and D. Phillips, M.A., Tylorstown. Notwithstand- ing the unfavourable weather there were large congregations on both days.
LLANTWFF MAJOR. Christian Endeavour.—At the meeting of the above society, held on Friday last, in the schoolroom of Wesley Chapel, Miss Edith Thomas read a paper entitled" Rest," which was much appreciated by the members. Mr. Lake was chairman, and there was a good at- tendance. The Institute.—On Monday night, the meeting of the Institute was well attended, and Parish Councillor E. T. Lloyd took the chair. Mr. Walter E. John read a nexcel- lent paper on the" Traits of Napoleon." Criticism was invited, and responded to by the Rev. Henry Morris (vicar), Dr. Parry, Mr. Thomas Morgan, Mr. Mervyn John, and Mr. Kenneth MacBratney and the chairman. There were many members of the institute present. Funeral.—The funeral of the late Mrs. Paviour, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Thomas, a very old inhabitant of Boverton, took place on the 7th inst. at St. Illtyd's Church, the Rev. Henry Morris (vicar) offi- ciating. The body was conveyed by rail from Gileston Station on the Barry and Vale of Glamorgan Railway, and was met at Llantwit Major Station by a large number of friends and neighbours. The chief mourners included the family and immediate relatives of the deceased, among whom were her children and her brother, Mr. John Thomas, Llantwit Major, who was also the undertaker. Obituary.—On Wednesday, the 16th inst., the death took place of Mr. William Rees, a well known inhabitant, at his residence in Commercial-street. He \v as a native of Llanmaes, where he was born seventy-seven years ago, but lived in Llantwit the greater part of his life. For several years he had endured severe suffering, to which he might have succumbed sooner were it not for his remarkable vitality. He leaves a widow and three daughters, two of whom are mar- ried, while the other, Miss Lily Rees, is an active member of the Wesleyan Church in this town. Japanese Cantata.—-In the report of the above cantata, held at the Tonw-hall on the 3rd inst., it should have been stated that Miss Elsie MacBratney performed the part of Apple Blossom, wearing, like the other characters, a very brilliant and beautiful Japanese costume. The name of Miss Violet James should have appeared as a Geisha, and the name of Master Edwin Loveluck should be substituted for the surname Love, a Japanese soldier. Among the assistants of Miss Morris, the name of Miss Eva Thomas should be substituted for Miss Eva Morgan. It also appears that Mr. Kenneth Mac- Bratney and Mr. Mervyn John rendered valuable assistance in stage operations. Funeral of Mr. William Thomas.—The funeral of the late Mr. William Thomas, who died at Floodgate, at the comparatively early age of 58. took place on the 10th inst., at Bethesda-y-Fro. The Rev. T. Hirwain Jenkins, pastor of Bethesda and Ebenezer, officiated, and was assisted by the Rev. Ow. 11 Davies, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, Llantwit Major. The funeral procession, which was a large one, passed through Llant- wit and Boverton, and was attended by the leading farmers of the Vale, the local trades- people, friends, and neighbour of the family. Rev. P. Marchant Lewis (C.M.) was present, and the Rev. Henry Morris (vicar) and the Rev. Rees Morris, Rector of Flemingstone, accompanied the procession from Floodgate. through the town. The chief mourners were Miss Thomas (sister), Floodgate; Mr. John C. Thomas (brother) and Mrs. J. C. Thomas, Boverton Court: Mrs. Spencer (sister), Flemingston; Mr. Edward T. Lloyd (nephew) and Mrs. E. T. Lloyd, West House, Llantwit Major: Messrs. T. E. and A. Austin (nephews), Caerphilly; Messrs. D. and G. Spencer (nephews), Picketston Miss Spencer (niece), Picketson Mr D. Spencer (brother- in-law), Flemingston; Mrs. Hughes (niece), Hereford: the Messrs. Crook (cousins), Og- more Vale: and many other relatives and family connections.
NOTES AN D COMMENTS. BRIDGEND. After a lull of two weeks Bridgend will be seen on their own ground again next Satur- day. The te m to be entertained is Aber- avon, and the mere mention of this fact should be sufficient to draw into the Quarella Ground a good company of spectators. Although Bridgend is rejoicing in a good set of players and a fairly successful season, they have been unable to bring off a victory against the Port Talbot men, but that is no reason why they should not have a fair chance of winning to-morrow. On paper the Bridgend men are quite up to the standard of Aberavon this year, and the prospects are near about equal. The quartette of matches between the two teams are taking place within a comparatively few weeks. Home and away matches were played in the middle of December, and the home fixture to-morrow will be followed on the next Saturday by a match on the down- line ground. It will be interesting to watch the total points recorded by each side. Unfortunately the down-liners have a re- putation for rough play, and they certainly displayed some of it on the occasion of their last visit to Bridgend. But it is to be I hoped that the motto to-morrow will be Play the game."
BRIDGEND AND DISTRICT SCHOOLS' LEAGUE. Owing to the wretched weather of last Saturday, only one of the three matches ar- ranged was played, viz., Bridgend v. Tondu, on the ground of the latter. Bridgend won the toss and kicked off with the wind. Tondu failed to return with any advantage, and Bridgend occupied their quarters for a long period. The ball became very greasy, and good passing was out of the question, the game being one between the forwards. Bunstone headed a good rush for Bridgend, and was only brought down near the goal line. There was no stopping the Bridgend lads, and Fitzgerald crossed the line and scored what appeared to be a fair try, but was called back for some infringe- ment of the rules. The Bridgend forwards carried scrummage after scrummage, but rushed the ball a bit too hard, and several minors were conceded. Tondu never looked dangerous in the first half, for they did not cross the mid-field line, and Bridgend were very unlucky in not scoring after their bril- liant forward rushes. Half-time: -Bridg- end, nil; Tondu, Ail. In the second half, with the help of the wind, Tondu showed better form, but their forward rushes were well stopped by Sut- cliffe and Bunstone. From a scrummage near half-way the ball was thrown out to Pugsley, who ran strongly for the line, and the Bridgend wing failing to tackle him, he scored an excellent try, which was not im- proved upon. Bridgend now rallied to- gether and took play to the Tondu 25, but the free kicks given against them repulsed their efforts. Bunstone came away again, but was not supported by his colleagues when a good opportunity presented itself. butcliffe receiving the bail in the loose dashed up the field at top speed, dodged all the threequarters, but was tackled by Hop- kins. This was the best run of the day, and well deserved a try. Tondu once more iif i,a and Deere failing to gather the bail it rolled over the line and a race was seen between Board and a Tondu forward, but the latter got there first and scored. Hopkins majorised with a good kick Re- sult Tondu, 1 goal 1 try (8 points); Bridg- end, nil. The boys could hardly do justice to them- selves under such conditions, but those who were most prominent for Bridgend were Sut- cliffe, Bunstone, Fitzgerald, and Nicholas, and for Tondu, Martin, Hopkins. and PUgs- ley. A draw would have better represented the play. LEAGUE TABLE. P. W. L. D. Pts. Ogmore Vale 5 4 i 0— 8 Bridgend „ 5 3 2.0— 6 Tondu 5 2 2 1— 5 Cefn 4 .2 2.0- 4 Pontycymmer 3. 1.1.1- 3 Porthcawl 4 0 4 0 0 Next Saturday, 19th inst., an Inter-Town match will take place between Bridgend and Maesteg Leagues, at Maesteg, and the fol- lowing have been selected to play for Bridg- end —Back, E. Oliver (Ogmore); threequar- ters, Eddie Howells and Kynan (Ogmore), Pugsley (Tondu), and I. Down (Cefn); half- backs, S. Jones and Hop Jones (Ogmore); forwards, Bunstone and Fitzgerald (Bridg- end, Whiting and Elward (Ogmore), J. Smith and D. J. Bown (Cefn), Hopkins and Martin (Tondu). Reserves Back, T. Deere, Bridgend; threequarters, O. Down, Cefn, r. Lewis, Tondu, and J. Sutcliffe, Bridgend; half-backs, Caswill (Cefn) and Thomas (Tondu); forwards, T. Rees (Cefn), E. Nicholas (Bridgend), and Phipps (Pontycym- mer).
REPORTS OF MATCHES. BETTWS v. PORTHCAWL. Played at Bettws in wet weather and be- fore a poor attendance. W. M. Edwards, Jenkin Hopkins, and Cook, of Aberkenfig, assisted Bettws. Bettws kicked off against the wind and sleet, and a poor return was made. W. M. Edwards received and made a good run, but slipped. Porthcawl came away with a rush, but were cleverelv stopped by Hitchings When half-time came, play was in the Porthcawl 25. There was no seore. Porthcawl re-started, and Bettws re- turned into touch. From the line-out, Porthcawl scored a try, which was converted. W. M. Edwards ran in with a fine try, whieh he failed to majorise. The referee stopped the game when only 12 minutes had elapsed. Final score :-Porthcawl, 1 goal; Bettws, 1 try.
MAESTKU & DISTRICT GAZETTE. Receiving receiving order has been made in the matter of Peter Austm, of Top Cottage, Union-street, Nantyffyllon, Maesteg, collier. Tea and Entertainment—A social tea and entertainment was held at the Mission-room on Thursday evening last week, m.connec- tion with St Michaci b Cmiich. Af+Ar were nicely decorated for the occasion. After an excellent ea, an interesting programme of songs, etc., was carried out. English Wesleyan Methodist.—The open- ing services in connection with the church were held at the Lecture-hall at Caerau Library on Sunday, when excellent sermons were delivered by the Rev. E. Pegrva Davies (of the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, Caerau) to a large and appreciative audience. The English cause, just started, promises to have a successful future. funerals.—At> the Jjiangynwyd Bunal- ground on luesday were laid to rest the mortal remains 01 Mrs. Mary O'Brien, the young wife oi Michael OBrien" of Temple-street, Maesteg. The deceased died at her residence on Friday after a very short illness.—The funeral of Mrs. Dixon, of Duffryn-row, Maesteg, also took place on Tuesday afternoon, and the two funeral parties united at Temple-<street, and formed in one cortege to jLlangynwyd. Father Kelly officiated at both. Local Artist Complimented.—The many friends of Miss M. U. Thomas, daughter of the Rev. W. ±1. Thomas, labor, will be glad to read the complimentary remarks made concerning her in a Llandovery newspaper. In the account of a concert in which she took part, appears the following:—Miss M. 0. Thomas followed with a song, The Lord is mindful of His own," and her artistic inter- pretation of the song was greeted with ap- plause and calls for an encore, to which she responded with the solo Little Birdie Mine." She was one of the prime favourites of the evening, and on her Decond appearance the applause was deafening, and she had per- fore to respond again. Funeral.—The remains of Mr. Edward Harding were interred at the Llangynwyd Burial Ground on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased had resided nearly all his life at Maesteg, and was very well known to most of the inhabitants. He was for many years "traffic manager under the Llynfi. Coal and Iron Company, now Messrs. North's Naviga- tion Co., after which he became licensee of the Red Lion xa.otel, Commercial-street, re- tiring from business on the death of his wife. He died at the Cardiff Intirmary, where he had been undergoing an operation. His re- mains were brought to Maesteg on Tuesday by the 2.40 train. A largo number of rela- tives and friends met the coffin at the sta- tion. and formed in procession en route for Llangynwyd. Free Church Council.-The ordinary meet- ing of the Maesteg Free Church Council was held at the Wesleyan Vestry on Monday eve- ning. Rev. T. Esgar James (Saron) presid- ing. The meeting was opened by the Rev. W. H. Thomas (Tabor), and the election of officers for the ensuing year was proceeded with. The following were appointed:- President, Rev. T. Esgar James; vice-presi- dent, Mr. Zachariah Jenkins; treasurer, Mr. W. Davies, Plasnewydd; aecretary, Mr. W. G. Roberts, Commercial-street. It was unanimously resolved to appoint only one committee to deal with the various matters of detail, and the following were elected:- Messrs. J. Silvan Evans, B.A., R. J. Jones, Albert Lockyer, Rev. T. V. Jones and Rev. Morley Davies, together with the officers.—■ The delegates elected for the Eastern Divi- sion of the Federation were: The president, secretary, and Messrs. J. Silvan Evans, John Howells, and Henry Evans. It was resolved, on the motion of Rev. W. H. Thomas, secon- ded by the Rev. Teify Davies, to invite the Rev. Keri Evans, M.A., Carmarthen, and Madame Kate Morgan-Llewellyn, Dowlais, to hold a week's mission at Maesteg, and the arrangements for the mission were left in the hands -of the Executive Committee. The committee were instructed to take into con- sideration the question of the Urban District Council Election, and also the Licensing Sessions. Sunday School Anniversary.—The Sunday School anniversary in connection with Zoar Congregational Chapel was held on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. S. Williams presiding. The programme was as follows :—Selection by the choir under under the leadership of Mr. Morgan Thomas, of Station-street (the accompanist being Miss R. A. Isaac, of Queen-street); solo. Master Rhys Howells (accompanied by Miss Maggie Howells); re- citation, Master Ji,mlyn Isaac; solo, Master D. R. Isaac; recitation, Master Glyn Howells; duet, Misses Maggie M. Thomas and Sarah Ann Thomas; recitation, Master Tom Evans; solo, Mr. Edgar Thomas (accom- panied by Miss Minnie Thomas); solo and chorus, Miss Sarah A. Thomas and choir; solo, Mr. D. R. Isaac: recitation, Mr. Rich- ard Randall; solo, Miss Sarah E. Petty; solo and chorus, Messrs. W. D. Adams and Morgan Humphries and choir; recitation, Mr. Zachariah Jenkins. A selection by the choir brought to a close a very enjoyable meeting. Much credit is due to Mr. Morgan Thomas for his painstaking efforts with the choir, and also to the soloists. FREE CncYlUI COUNCIL. On Friday evening a public meeting was held at Zoar Coii-iegational Chapel under the auspices of the Maesteg and District Free Church Council, when the Rev. Evan Jones, of Carnarvon, addressed a large audience on Disestablishment and Disendowment of the Church of England in Wales." The Rev. T. Esgar James, chairman of the Noncon- formist Council, presided, and after a few introductory rem arte, called upon Mr. Zachariah Jenkins to move the follow- ing resolution —" That in the opinion of this meeting the time has arrived when the connection existiiii^ between the State and the Church in Wales should be severed, especially having regard to the fact that Wales pronounced emphatically her decision on this question at the last General Election and also of the Government's admission by the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the matter." Mr. Jenkins said this question had animated Wales for years, and the State had no rijrht to refuse the de- mands of the people. The Rev. Glasnant Jones, of Siloh, second- ing the motion, said Zachariah's views on this question were perfectly clear. The nation had decided this matter many years ago, but it was very difficult to break asun- der the bonds of the House of Lords. The existence of the Church of England in Wales was a hindrance to the language of the na- tion. Why the nation had been so long knocking at the door of the House of Com- mons in legislation on the question he failed to understand. Now that there was not the colour of a Tory representing Wales in the House of Commons, the knocking was at the door of "My Lord." How long this state of affairs could be tolerated remained to be seen. The State was a means of keeping down Nonconformity. It was time that "WVes had a redress of her long-standing g and all religious bodies were placed on an equality. The motion having been unanimously car- ried. The Rev. Evan Jones, who was well re- ceived, addressed meeting. He predic- ted that they were nearing the end of the Disestablishment struggle. That the move- ment was of great importance to Wales no- one would deny. Conviction carried great things with it. It had been the idea that the father was the head of the family, and the governing power was established in him. After his death the family still believed he was living, but unseen. The grave became the altar to which everything was carried to comfort him. They would even burn a woman to provide a wife for him, and there was often greater effort to do the will of the dead than of the living. In the same way, the tithe was the tax which was sacrificed on the altar, and the tithe bad maintained the Head and the Family for a long period. This was the connection between the Church and the country. Protestants commenced breaking the bonds, and Roman Catholics suffered to be burned rather than bow to the ruling. The Puritans and the Quakers fol- lowed. The founder of Lloyd's Bank was a Quaker. Nonconformists came next. John Penry and Morgan Llwyd argued it was not possible for the country to go on without re- ligion, and religion was impossible connected with the State. These were the brave men who fought for liberty. Nonconformity was secured at the cost of the best blood of the Welsh nation. Nonconformists had the liberties now according to the dictates of their conscience. The House of Commons was the ruling power of the country; the Lords should find out sooner or later who the Master were, and Nonconformist Mem- bers of Parliament had not been sent to Westminster to manage Church affairs. Every other nation under the sun, excepting Great Britain, recognised religious bodies on an equality. As a matter of principle, the Government, having recognised Nonconform- ity, had no right to maintain a religion of its own. Wales had emphatically voiced the opinions of the masses on the question. A vote of thanks was accorded the speaker, on the motion of the Rev. W. H. Thomas, Tabor, seconded by the Rev. S. Williams, Zoar.
LAPSUS MEMORISE RESULTS IN LOSS OF JE150. LEAVES BAG OF MONEY IN TRAIN. Mr. Richard Phillips, landlord of the Blaengwynfi Hotel, Caerau, was unfortunate enough on Friday evening last to lose a bag of money containing R150. It is customary for Mr. Phillips to go to the Metropolitan Bank on Friday morning to provide himself with" change" for the pay Saturday busi- ness. On Friday morning last he went to the bank as usual, and transacted his busi- ness. As he wished to go to Bridgend, he left the money at the shop of Mr. Williams (Gwilym Taf), the well known singer, and arranged to receive it on the way back by the five o'clock train. Mr. Williams took the bag to station, met Mr. Phillips, and handed him the bag, Mr. Phillips putting it on the seat by his side. Mr. Phillips's brother-in-law was with him, and a young man was in the same compartment. On reaching Caerau, Mr. Phillips and his brother-in-law alighted, each thinking the other had possession of the bag. On their way home they called in two places, and within a little distance of the Blaenllyfi Hotel Mr. Phillips turned to his brother-in- law and asked him if lie had the bag. He replied in the negative. Mr. Phillips then gave information to the Caerau stationmas- ter, who telegraphed to the Cymmer Station asking them to search the carriages, but no trace of the bag was found. Late on Fri- day night Sergeant Rees Davies, of Maesteg, and Sergeant Davies, of Caerau, walked through the tunnel between Caerau and Cymmer, hoping to find the bag, but they were not successful. Mr. Phillips said: "I got out at Caerau, leaving the bag on the seat. I had my brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. Evans, with me, and we were relying upon each other to look after the bag, but between us we overlooked it. The only other occupant of the compart- ment was a young man apparently about 20 years of age. The bag was a small leather bag, with five brass nails underneath, one in the centre, and there were two leather straps at the sides as supports. In the bag there were jE89 in silver, E4 in sixpenny pieces, j62 in threepenny bits, and R55 in half-sovereigns. The money was for the use of my business at the hotel." Mr. Phillips, in conversation with a repor- ter on Monday, said he was offering a reward of Elo for information that would put him in touch with the young man who, he says, was in the carriage where he left the bag. Mr. Phillips has not a very clear recollection of the personal appearance of this young man, but believes he was about 20 years of age, dark, clean shaven, wore a dark suit of clothes, and was apparently a shop assistant. Mr. Phillips hopes that if he can get into touch with this man he may obtain some in- formation regarding the missing bag.
The Coytrahen Affray. At a public meeting, held at Coytrahen a committee was appointed to solicit subscrip- tions to secure funds to detend Reuben Fur- long at the forthcoming Assizes.
To the clerkship of the Reeth Rural Dis- trict Council and Reeth Guardians, Mrs. Greathead has been appointed. She is per- haps the first lady to hold the office of a clerk to a Rural District Council.
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TOWN HALL: SUGGESTED ENLARGE- MENT. Mr. J. P. Gibbon, J.P., presided at a meet- ing of Maesteg District Council on Tuesday, other members present being Messrs. T. Lewis, T. Griffiths, J. Thomas, J. Howells, J. Bevan, T. E. Hopkins, J. Walters, J. Edmunds, J. Roderick, and J. Jenkins, with the clerk (Mr. R. Scale), and the surveyor (Mr. J. Humphreys). THE QUARRYMEN. It appeared that the Council had not de- cided, at the last meeting, to pay the quarry- men the extra money they alleged to be due to them, but resolved to refuse the claim. A further letter on behalf of the quarry- men was now read, asking the Council to reconsider their decision. It was the hon- est opinion of the quarrymen, the writer stated, that the Council had not viewed the application in the proper light. They were fully convinced that the application was a fair one. The Chairman said the decision of the Council at the last meeting was unanimous, and the Clerk was instructed to make a suitable reply. The workman engaged at feeding the steam crusher at Tygwyn Quarry wrote stating that he found the work too laborious and asking for assistance.—The letter was re- ferred to the Labour Committee. PUBLICAN AND WATER. Mr. Moses Maddocks, landlord of the King's Head, wrote complaining that, owing to the storm-water gratings being unable to take the water away after a rain, it flowed across the road and into his premises, where it had washed away the surface of the garden and entered an adjoining cottage. The Chairman Is this the house which is 6 feet below the level of the road? Mr. Howells suggested that it was seven feet. Mr. Hopkins: Mr. Howells is sure to add a foot in the case of a public-house. (Laugh- ter.) The matter was referred to the Surveyor for report. CHAIRMAN'S APPLICATION. Mr. J. P. Gibbon wrote, as agent to Messrs. North's, asking to be allowed to take stones belonging to the Council for the pur- pose of making up Coronation-road, prepar- atory to its being taken over by the Council. It was pointed out that this was a pri- vate road, and that the Council hauled stones over it from Tygwyn Quarry. Messrs North's would do the hauling and road- making. In reply to Mr. Edmunds, the Chairman said there was a foundation to the road. The request was granted. Mr. Lewis: I should like the Company to put all their roads in order, so that we can take them over. The Chairman We have not got enough money to put them all in order at once. (Laughter.) PLANS. The following plans were passed —Two cottages in Turbervill-street for Messrs. Bowen and Davies; ten houses in Cymmer- road for Mrs E. George; additions to Nos. 3, 4, and 5 Powell-row. SLAUGHTER-HOUSES. The Surveyor reported that all the slaugh- ter-houses of the district had been inspected. Generally, they were found to be in good re- pair, and with a few exceptions kept fairly clean. The surroundings of two were in a very insanitary condition through want of drains and manure receptacles. He read a list of the defects. Mr. J. Thomas said he did not see why the Council should ask others to put their drains in order when their own were neglected. It was decided to serve notices on the owners. INSANITARY LANES. The Surveyor reported that many back lanes were in a very insanitary condition through the negligence of the tenants of those houses abutting on them. House and garden refuse had been thrown on the lane between Commercial-street and St. Michael's road. Mr. Edmunds thought it was time some action was taken in the matter. The Chairman said the most effectual way of dealing with the subject was to discover the tenants who caused the nuisance and prosecute them. Mr. Lewis suggested that people should be asked to empty coals at backways instead of at the fronts. This would assist in keeping cleaner roads. The Chairman said the carts, in many in- stances, could not be taken along the back lanes. No action was taken. CAERAU IMPROVEMENT. Tenders had been received for the lowering and excavating of a portion of the old Dyffryn Tramway and other high ground in Dyffryn-road to the north of new Hope Chapel, and carting, tipping, and levelling same to fill the hollows, for the purpose of forming a roadway in front of the new houses now being erected in Tonna-road to the north of Tyderwen House. Mr. John Howells raised the question of the expediency of carrying out the work at present owing to the state of the finances. This work had not been included in the esti- mates, and the Council would be £800 or £1,000 short before the end of the financial year. Mr. Walters: We are bound to do the work. Mr. Thomas: It seems to me that every- thing at the top end "must" be done. Things in the lower part have to go. Mr. Edmunds said it would pay the Coun- cil to carry out the work, because houses would be inhabited and rates paid. It was resolved to carry out the work, and the lowest tender-that if Mr. Isaac Scho- field, N antyffyllon-was accepted, the price being £33 lis. TIME OF MEETING. On the motion of Mr. Griffiths, it was de- cided to alter the time of meeting from three to four o'clock on alternate Tuesdays. TOWN HALL. The lease of the Market-hall having nearly expired, the subject of re-letting the hall was considered. The Clerk said the lease was for five years. Mr. Howells thought the Council should take into consideration the question of en- larging the Tonw-hall. The Market-place was so crowded on Saturday nights that people could scarcely stir. He thought the Town-hall should be enlarged to accommo- date 1,500, and this would mean a larger Market-hall underneath. It would pay to carry the work out, and would not be a bur- den on the rates. The Town-hall was prac- tically valueless so far as big meetings were concerned. The Chairman There were 1,500 or 2,000 in the other night. Mr. Hopkins agreed with Mr. Howells's suggestion so far as the Market-hall was con- cerned, but he thought they might extend this hall in a single storey building without touching the Town-hall. It was resolved to invite the lessee of the Market to take a further lease for one year on the same terms as previously, and mean- time to consider the question. THE MUD. Mr. Lewis complained that heaps of mud were left by the side of roadways for two or three days at a time. He thought the heaps should be removed on the same day as col- lected. Mr. Edmunds thought the heaps should be left for one day in order to allow the water to drain away. This facilitated removal. The Chairman: I quite agree with Mr. Lewis, and if this meeting had been held last night I should have spoken rather strongly on the subject. I went into the middle of one last night in Commercial- street. The Surveyor was requested to see that the heaps were removed as collected. STONE CRUSHER. Mr. Hopkins reported upon the visit of a committee to the steam crusher, and it was decided to carry out certain improvements, including the supplying of a loose pulley on the driving shaft, so that in ease of accident the driving belt could be thrown off.
COWBRIDGE. Local Invalids.—The Vicar of Cowbridge (Rev. Isaiah Roberts) has, we regret to state, been indisposed during the past week. He is making good progress, however, and hopes to be about again in a short time.—Alder- man Lewis Jenkins, who has been laid up for some time past, is, happily, convalescent. Musical Success.—At the recent examina- tions in connection with the Trinity College of Music, Miss Verley J. Brown, daughter of Mr D. Brown, Cowbridge, distinguished her- self in the "preparatory division." Miss Brown secured a certificate for theory of music, obtaining no less than 99 marks out of a possible 100. St. Mary's Church.—Owing to the indis- position of the Vicar (the Rev. Isaiah Roberts), the Rev. Gilbert Thomas, curate, gave a very able address at the men's service on Sunday afternoon. His subject was The Observance of Sunday." At the even- ing service the Yen. Archdeacon Edmondes occupied the pulpit, prayers being said by Rev. W. F. Evans, headmaster of the school. Borough Police Court.—The Mayor of Cow- bridge (Mr. C. M. Davies), who was on the Bench at the Borough Police Court on Tues- day with Mr. J. P'ickard (the ex-Mayor), nearly came in for a pair of white gloves, for there was only one case down for hearing. The defendant was Henry Jones, a Liswor- ney labourer, and he was charged with being drunk and disorderly in High-street, Cow- bridge, on Saturday night, December 27th. P.C. Herbert Davies, who proved the case, said he was called upon to eject the defend- ant from two public-houses in the town. He created a disturbance in High-street, but eventually some friends took him home. A fine of 5s. was imposed. Football Matches.—A large number assem- bled on the Cowbridge Football Ground on the 9th inst. to witness the contest between the married and the single Rugbyites. Two strong teams had been selected, and the an- ticipations of a keen struggle were realised. The single men were victors by eight points, the score being: bingle, one goal, one try; Married, one try. J. Stockwood scored two tries for the single team, and A. Cross added the third, and the scorer for the losers was C. Davies. The Married forwards were superior in the scrimmages, and held their own in the loose, but the opposing backs proved too clever in attack for them.—An Association football match was played on the some ground on Saturday between teams re- presenting the Cowbridge and St. Athan Clubs. The Cowbridge team, captained by Jack Dunn, maintained their record intact. winning by six goals to three. The most prominent player on the St. Athan side was J. Stockwood, who scored two goals "on his own." Oddfellows' Society.—Thu annual meeting of the Cowbridge District of Oddfellows (Manchester Unity) was held at the head- quarters of the Paradwys Lodge-the Royal Oak Hotel. P.G.M. G. Kibblewhite (of the St. Iltutus Lodge, Llantwit Major) was in the chair, supported by D.P.G.M. Thomas Jenkins (St. Quintin's Lodge, Llanblethian) and Provo C.S. J. H. Harvey. There was a representative attendance. The report and statement of accounts, which had been audited by Bros. John Smith (Llanharran) and T. J. Yorwerth (Cowbridge), was presen- ted by the secretary, and it showed that the membership of the district had been main- tained during the year. Nine members had died during the year, and four members' wives, the total amount paid in respect of funeral claims being £110. The number of members at the end of the year was 793. Bro. Thomas Jenkins was unanimously ap- pointed Provincial Grand Master for the en- suing year, and Bro. T. J. Yorwerth Prov. Deputy Grand Master. Bro. Harvey was chosen as delegate to the Whitsuntide con- ference at Folkestone. Servants' Ball at Llandough Castle.—This annual event took place on Wednesday even- ing last week, and was kept up until the early hours of Thursday. The guests, who numbered about 70, were splendidly enter- tained. Mr. and Mrs. Ebsworth, Mrs. Swinton, Master Allen, and Miss Swinton,. with the house party, visited the ball-room, which was artistically decorated, and they honoured the gathering by leading off the dancing to the strains of delightful music. The conservatory, made picturesque by the aid of Japanese lanterns, floral and other ¡ decorations, was the rendezvous for .the supper, where the health of Mr. and Mrs. Ebsworth, Captain and Mrs. Swinton and family was proposed and most enthusiastic- ally responded to. Success to Captain Swinton in the L.C.C. contest—he being a candidate for Finsbury—was also expressed and heartily applauded. Great credit is due to Mrs. Swan and Mr. Bl rant for the ad- mirable manner in which the arrangements were carried out, and the company present were unanimous in thanking them for the pains they took. Altogether it was a most enjoyable party, and everyone appreciated the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Ebsworth in providing such a carte blanche of enjoyment. The Institute.—There was a large attend- ance at the annual meeting of the Cowbridge Institute on the 9th inst., and the proceed- ings were of an enthusiastic nature. Mr. C. J. Gwyn occupied the chair. The secre- tary (Mr. Fred Knapton) presented his an- nual report and statement of accounts, which had been audited by Mr. William Wil- liams. The report showed that the Insti- tute was in a flourishing state. The balance on the right side at the end of the year amounted to £49 6s. 8td., after paying all expenses. The chief sources of income had been Members' 8s. 6d. rent paid by various authorities for the use of the lecture-hall, JE7 3s. 6d. proceeds of two lectures by the Rev. W. F. Evans, £1 Is. smoking concert. 15s.; entertainment, £3 2s. 6d. sale of papers. £2 8s. 7d.. etc.— The meeting then proceeded to the election by ballot of a committee of management for the ensuing year, Mr. W. T. Gwyn acting as returning officer. Ten nominations were received, and in the results of the voting the first six places were taken by old members. The voting was as follows:—Elected: C. J. Gwyn, 53: J. Llewellyn, 51; A. S. Evans. 50* E. T. Hopkins, 43; T. J. Yorwerth. 41: W. A. James, 36: W. H. John. 34: W. J. Davies. 33. Non-elected: C. Davies, 28; R. E. Watkins, 28. DEATH OF MR. S. WARREN. An old and highly respected inhabitant of Cowbridge passed away on Monday night, in the person of Mr. Solomon Warren, licensee of the Bridge Inn. Deceased, who was 76 years of age, was a widower, his wife having pre-deceased him by about six years. He had been ailing for some time past, but had only been confined to his bed for a week. Mr. Warren was a native of Dorsetshire, but came to Cowbridge in 1853. He was employed under his late brother, a decorator in the town, for some years, and, nearly half a century ago, became the tenant of the Bridge Inn. It is believed that no-one in the district has held the same license for so long a period. When a young man Mr. Warren took part in organising the local Company of Volunteers—then known as The Eighteenth Corps"—and he remained a Volunteer for something like 26 years, re- signing shortly before Captain Evans, of Whitchurch, severed his connection with the local corps. The deceased had a store of anecdotes relating to local Volunteer matters and it is interesting to recall that he was one of the Volunteers who lined the streets of Swansea on the occasion of the visit of the King (then Prince of Wales) to open the new docks, and, on the day following the opening ceremony, he formed one of a guard of honour at Pyle, as the Prince proceeded to Margam Auoey. A competent instrumen- talist, he was a prominent member of the local band (conducted by the late Mr. John Evans), whose services were in much demand in various parts of the Principality in those days. Among his most valued possessions was a fine E flat bass instrument, presented to him by the late Colonel Butler, of Llan- dough Castle, who took a great deal of in- terest in the band. A good marksman, Mr. Warren's name always occupied a prominent place in the results of local shooting com- petitions. He was one of the first members of the local Lodge of Oddfellows, being "No. 2" on the members' roll, and he had also passed through the chair. He married the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evans, of Gigmore Mill, near St. Mary Church. He leaves two sons—Messrs. J. S. Warren and E. J. Warren—and three daughters. The funeral will take place to-day (Friday). THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. Mr. Illtyd Williams, J.P., presided at the monthly meeting of the Governors of thia School. The Clerk (Mr. Gwyn) stated that he had written the clerk to the County Council as follows Mv Governors have considered the draft of the proposed amendment of the County Scheme, and have instructed me to make the following observations thereon. It appears from the draft that it is intended that the Cowbridge County School District should be abolished, and the parishes now forming it, merged into Barry and Bridgend districts, and that the grants now payable to Cowbridge should pass to the County Govern- ing Body. My Governors desire me to in- quire what is to become of the Cowbridge Girls' School, no provision appearing in the draft scheme for its continuance. I am to remind you that the site of the school was purchased and paid for by a private donor— the late Mr. John Bevan—and the same con- veyed for the purpose of supplying or aiding the supply of intermediate and technical or manual instruction further, that Mr. Bevan defrayed the cost of building and furnishing the hostel on the site adjoining and form- ing part of the school premises. The re-ar- rangement of the parishes now forming the Cowbridge district is most inconvenient. For instance, how are children from Llantrit- hyd, Welsh St. Donatts, Eglwysbrewis, Flem- ingstone, Llandow, Llansannor, Lisworney, Nash, Penllyn, St. Hilary, St. Mary Church, being places remote from railway stations, to attend daily at Bridgend School? Without definite information as to the future of the Cowbridge Girls' School my Governors are not prepared to approve the proposed amend- ing of the scheme. They reserve the right to make representations to the Board of Edu- cation in the matter, and to take such fur- ther steps in the interests of the school as they may consider desirable." The Clerk of the County Council replied that the matter would be considered at the next meeting of the committee appointed to deal with the amendment of the scheme. "It is the intention of the County Council," the letter proceeded, "to carry on the Cowbridge Girls' School under their powers for second- ary education irrespective of the Welsh In- termediate Education Act, and the County Council have agreed to an adequate estimate for the purpose. The consideration of the matter was de- ferred. Dr. James (chief education official) wrote that the Education Committee had decided to abandon for twelve months the question of establishing a class in physical instruction for women teachers.
llantrTsant,; Up-to Date Appliances for turning out every class of work at competitive prices, at the Glamorgan Gazette" Printing Works. Free Churches Convention. — A Free Church convention was held at Penuel Chapel, Llantrisant, on Friday. A. devo- tional meeting was held in the morning con- ducted by the Rev. B. T. Salmon, and this was followed by an address.to ministers and Christian workers by the Rev. G. Penn Evans, Forth, in the absence of the Rev. J. Glyn Davies, Newport. A conference was held in the afternoon, and the Rev. R. Rose, Abergavenny, opened a discussion on the best way to promote spiritual interest and life in the churches. A public meeting was held at night, the Rev. B. T. Salmon presid- ing. The principal speakers were the Rev. Arthur Gattery, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and the Rev. R. Rose, Abergavenny. A luncheon was provided for the visitors by Mr. Z. A. Cook, Llantrisant. Paternity Case.—At Llantrisant on Friday Annie Harries, of Castella Uchaf Farm, Llantrisant, summoned James Bussle, farmer, Pantyddraenen, Llantrisant, to show cause, etc. 'Mr. Harold Lloyd, Cardiff, was for the applicant, and Mr. D. Rees (Messrs. W. R. Davies and Co.), Pontypridd, for de- fendant. It was stated that applicant was not 20 years of age, and defendant 15 years her senior. Applicant said defendant had kept company with her occasionally for the last three years, and under a promise of mar- riage impropriety took place. Questioned by Mr. Rees, applicant admitted having been accompanied to Cardiff by a young man, but denied that she had walked out with several other young men, whose names were men- tioned. Defendant denied impropriety. Further evidence was tendered. An order of 3s. 6d. a week was made, with costs. Mr. Rees gave notice of appeal.
Frank Cooper, a labourer, of Knighton, Rad- norshire, has been fined .£3 and costs for poison- ing the fish in the River Teme with chloride of lime. William Moore, a Crimean veteran, died at Portsmouth on Saturday, in his seventy-seventh year, a few days after his brother, also a Crimean veteran.
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