LOCAL GOSSIP. I A warm controversy has been raging in one of the Cardiff papers around the history of Coity Oaetle. Alderman Cochfarf, who has hrrfi criticised by a contributor, returns to the charge with this note: —" I have no time to beach your correspondent history, and, if I had, I am afraid he is a very inapt pupil. I Had he read Glamorganshire history, he would have known there are two Coitys Coity Anglia and Coity Walia. Coity Or^Its is in Coity Walia. and vvs never c • iquered by the Normans. It w.-is acr .ired by the TurberviHs by marriar- ,vith the Welsh owner's daughter.. < Berkrolles never ownod Ooity Ca*4 'i iey were of Orchard Oastle, St. Alhan. C >ity Walia, with its oaatte, LdS fully justify i ite name, and even Hv rnrbeirvills became more Welsh than the Welsh. Coity Anerlia was Norman." To this the original contributor replies: Coch- farf is evidently turning in a circle with a view to escape capture. It does not matter how many Coitys there were. The Coity mentioned in Iolo MSS., p. 400, came to Sir Laurence Berkrolles by marriage—not by conquest, and it was that Coity that was mentioned in the par." Rev. F. Picton- Wartow appears on the scene. He writes: Alderman Cochfarf is reported as saying that Coity Castle 'was then (i.e., in the time of Giyndwr), and is now, the property of the Turbervills.' In this he is mistaken. I do not know to whom Coity belonged in Glyn- dwr's time, but is is certainly not the pro- perty of the Turberviiis at the present time. I believe it now belongs to the Earl of Dun- raven, but am not certain on that point." Alderman Cochfarf is allowed the last word in the controversy. He writes: "I admit turning in a circle, but not to avoid capture. [ had to follow my quarry, who, certainly, has made a complete circle, and there I shall leave him, after emphasising my contention that the Berkrolles, even on his showing, could not have entertained Owain Glyndwr at Coity Castle. I welcome the appearance of the Rev. F. Picton-Warluw's name in this discussion, and am exceedingly glad he has signalised his advent in Cardiff by an evi- dence of his interest in the history of Bro Morganwg.' Last autmun the members of the Cymry Caerdydd were privileged to view Ewenny Park, with the Rev. F. Picton-War- low as their guide, and it was a pleasant sur- prise for the visitors to be addressed by him in pure Cymraeg. Mr. Warlow is the son of Colonel Turbervill, the present holder of the estate. Aiy answer to the rev. gentle- man is that when a visit was paid to Coity Oastle a few years ago by the late Dr. Joseph Parry, Mr. Bennett (of the Daily Tele- graph '), Mr. Staniforth, and myself and ethers, we were referred to the Turbervill agent for the necessary permission to view. This was when we were seeking suitable ob- jects to form the scenery of Dr. Parry's •pera, The Maid of Cefn Ydfa,' and a sketch ef Ooity Castle as then drawn by Mr. J. M. Staniforth formed the drop scene at the Xing's Theatre, Cardiff, when the opera was subsequently performed there." A correspondent, in reminiscent vein, has an interesting account of a run with the Llanwonno Hounds over the historic ground of old" Llantrisant. The meet was at the Merlin Inn, Pwllgwaun, Pontypridd, and we were soon on the track of an old fox on the top of Cwmgelly. As we went at a rattling pace past Castella many reminiscences of old days crowded upon us, of the days when Dr. Lloyd, of Castella, used to follow the hounds, accompanied by his step-daughter, Mrs. Wil- liams, of Miskin Manor. It was while follow- ing the hounds of Mr. Alexander, of Cross- gaed, that the late Judge, then a rising young barrister, met Miss Williams, acknow- ledged to be the best lady follower of the hunt in the district, and determined to make fcer his wife. We then went at a good pace, scent being keen, passed the summer house oi Mr. Rickards, of Llantrisant, who in his day was revered in the district as the Lord mi Llantrisant." He was worshipped in the village and the surrounding district, and many were the stories told of him. At one time his servant Tom Muxy, fought D. O. Israel, some distance away, and while the squire did not care to openly countenance the fight, so keen was his interest in it that he sent a man on horseback to watch it from an emiaence, and to ride home with the news, which greatly pleased him, Muxy having vol. Having left Cwm Castella, we passed on to Llantrisant Common, where a noted race was run 60 years ago between Maxfield, a well-known English pedestrian and the two fleetest runners in Wales, John Davies (Ciw Goff) and Robbin, of Llantrisant. We fol- lowed Reynard on to Caerau, and saw the •Id town bull ring, removed from the town •f Llantrisant. The old ring, where many bull baiting matches took place—the last contest was between two dogs owned by Mr. William Treharne, of Llantrisant, whose son waa with us, and those of Shams y Crydd. Mr. Treharne's dogs were known as Welling- ton and Bulcher, for Mr. Treharne was one .f the crowd who marched down the Dover- road to give Wellington an ovation on his way to London after the battle of Waterloo. His dogs proved victors, Wellington bringing down the bull. At Cae'r Bedday Reynard found his way down a drain on the New Park Farm." In an interesting note on litigious ladies, "P.T.O." makes an inevitable reference to the late Miss Jenner. It need not be regarded as a reflection upon them in any degree, but it is almost invariably the case that the confirmed litigant bears some mark of distinctive individuality, generally associ- ated with eccentricity either of dress, or de- portment, or manner. Although she dressed somewhat eccentrically, and always carried a crook-handled stick and a large bundle of papers, Miss Jenner ever displayed good breeding and perfect decorum. She was a niece of the late Sir Henry Jenner, first a judge in the old Doctors' Commons, and forty years ago set out upon the hopeless task of establishing a claim to the Wenvoe JDastle Estates. Newton Nottage Court is a little gem of a gabled Tudor manor-house, oak panelled prithin. It was here Mr. Blackmore used to stay, and here also he planned and partly prote his Maid of Sker." Three very eurious old tapestries, dating from 1509, hang within. One is of Antony giving king- doms to Cleopatra's children, another of Noah's sacrifice, and a third depicting Miriam lirith a timbrel. In the last designs are sup- posed portraits of the Duke of Clarence and Lady Anne Neville. Beaupre, the ancient home of the Bassetts, near Oowbridge, was at one time a great meeting-place of bards and of eisteddfodau, jrhict were held in the spacious hall or in the quadrangle of the mansion. One of the Bassetts has carved the bardic tripod on the Bide of the great doorway leading from the guadrangle into the hall, with a view, pre- sumably, of indicating that the place was the heme of bardism and the seat of the muses. The house is now occupied by Colonel Wynd- ham-Quin, D.S.O. Miss Talbot, of Margam, has presented the Welib Library of the University College, Baicof, through the Dean of Bangor, with Biret's "History of Margam Abbey, 1897, and a descriptive catalogue of the Penrice and Margam Abbey Manuscripts.
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OGMORE MAN'S DEATH AT THE ASYLUM. COTTAGE HOMES EXPENDITURE: AN ASTONISHING REPORT. There was a large attendance of members at the fortnightly meeting of the Bridgend and Cowbridge roard of Guardians on Satur- day. Rev. H. Eynon Lewis (Brynmenin) presided, and Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl (Merthyr- mawr) was in the vice-chair. RELIEF STATISTICS. The Clerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox) reported that during the week ended January 4th. 1.314 outdoor paupers were relieved at a cost of £ 198 Os. Id., as compared with 1,136 at £161 7s. 3d. in the corresponding period of last year. and. in the week ended Januarv 11th, 1.3.58 at £ 203 16s. 4d., as compared with 1.157 at £162 10s. 9d. last year. The varrants relieved at Cowbridge. Bridgend, and Maestesr in the fortnight ended January 18th totalled 345, compared with 555 in the same fortniTht last year. The Chairman nointed out that the in- crease in the number of paupers in the first week. as compared with that for last year, was 120. and the Maestefr list accounted for 85 of this number. He asked the relieving officer whether there were any special circum- stances in his district to cause the increase. Mr. W. David I do not know of anything special. Mr. J. Canniff (Gilfnch Goch): Micrht we learn what has become of the committee ap- pointed to consider tbc administration of re- Hof nt Ma^ste^? I should like to know whether tliev are o"oins? to meet and whether fVir>-r nre to report to this Board at all. The Clerk renlied that he intended calling a meetintr of the committee for the following Saturdav (to-moTowV Mr. D. H. Price (TCenfie: Hill) said that would not suit several members of the com- mittee. and it was arranged that the meet- ing should be held on February 9th. NAUTICAL SCHOOL. An appeal from the National Nautical Srhool for a contribution towards the main- tenance of the tender "Polly" was con- sidered. The Clerk stated that four lads from the Bridgend Union were at the school. and the Board paid 8s. a week for the maintenance of each. Mr. D. H. Price thought Boards of Guar- dians generallv should contribute towards the tender, which was invaluable in training boys for the sea. He moved that the Board grant E5 5s. Mr. Canniff did not agree that such a sum should be contributed. If fcll the Boards co- operated. the Bridgend Board need not send more than P-1 lB., and he moved that the clerk forward a cheque for that amount. Mr. L. G. Jones (Tondu) seconded, and Mr F. Cox (Maesteg) supported the amendment, which was carried. A further amendment by the Vice-Chair- man that zC2 2s. be sent was defeated. QUARELLA ROAD. Alderman T. J. Hughes (the clerk to the Bridgend Urban Council) wrote that the Council could not see their way clear to ac- cept the suggestion of the Board with regard to placing a post and rail fence to protect Quarella-road from the river; they must in- sist on a wall being erected, as originally suggested, before the road would be taken over. The Clerk stated that the Workhouse Al- terations Committee had recommended that a post and rail fence be erected, at a cost of £25, but the Board decided, before accepting the recommendation, to write the Bridgend Council asking whether they would be satis- fied with a fence. Mr. John Howells (Maesteg) proposed that the letter be referred to the Workhouse Al- terations Committee. Mr. Canniff seconded. Mr. X. Morgan (Llanmaes) asked whether the Board were under any obligation to do the work. The Chairman: We are not in any way compelled to do it. Mr. Morgan Then I move that no further action be taken. Mr. T. C. Jones (Pontyrhil) seconded the amendment, which was earned. Mr. Nicholl proposed that the words at present" be added to the motion, and this was agreed to. OGMORE SON'S COMPLAINT. The following letter was read from Mr. John Davies, 18 Llewellyn-street, Ogmore Vale: I shall be glad if you will kindly make inquiries as to why I was not advised by the Asylum Authorities ot the death of my father, which took place at the Asylum on the 2nd inst. I accidentally came to know of his death late on Friday evening, the 4th inst. I immediately made preparations to have him buried at the Cemetery, Ogmore Vale. I ordered the coffin and the under- taker had to send to Cardiff for trimmings for the coffin, and for this I am expected to pay. I had to go over to the Garw to see my sister and brother-in-law respecting the matter on Saturday, and then I went down to the asylum. I reached Pare Gwyllt about 2 p.m., and there was informed that my father had been buried two hours before I reached there. The only explanation I could get was that they nad written to my brother at 26 Fronwen-terrace, Ogmore Vale. My brother, who lived at that address, is now and has been for some months in the asylum, and I should think they ought to know that. I asked them to allow the body to be raised from the ground at the asylum, and let me take it to Ogmore Vale, but I was told that it could not be allowed without an order from the Home Secretary. On the Sunday I went to Angelton and saw the superintendent of the Asylums, but I could get no satisfaction from him. I had ar- ranged with the doctor in charge of the Pare Gwyllt Asylum to let me know if my father got worse or if anything happened to him. I visited my father at the Asylum frequently, and I left my address with the doctor so that he might write to me. I feel it very keenly that they should bury my poor father with- out letting me know, after I had arranged with the doctor to do so. As to the unneces- sary expense they have put me in, I think they ought to be made to pay for this. I hardly think it right that poor people should be treated in this way." Mr. Canniff moved that the clerk forward a copy of the letter to the Asylum Authori- ties, with a request for an explanation. Rev. T. B. Phillips (Tylagwyn) seconded. The Chairman said the question of notify- ing relatives of deaths at the asylum had been before the Board previously, but they had something to go upon now. The motion was agreed to. DEATHS AT THE ASYLUM. The Clerk intimated that he had received notification of the following deaths at the asylums:—George Pope, admitted from Og- more Vale on June 8th, 1906; Jblvira Ley- shon, admitted from Coity cn December 25th, 1905; Mary Jane Thomas, admitted from Maesteg, in 1898. With regard to the last named, the Clerk said the only relative known lived in 1898 at Maesteg, but he might have removed to several addresses since then. MAESTEG RELIEF CASE. The Board had decided to take proceedings against a Maesteg woman for obtaining re- lief by alleged false pretences, and Mr. John Morgan (Nantymoel) now moved the rescis- sion of the resolution. The woman, he said, had appeared before the Board and was pre- pared to refund the money. The members had expressed the opinion that proceedings should not be taken. Mr. J. Watts (Maesteg) seconded, and pointed out that an Ogmor» woman had been let off. In the course of a lengthy discussion, it transpired that the allegation against the woman was that she had mis-informed the relieving officer as to remittances received from her husband, who is m America. Mr. T. J. Job (Nantymoel) said a local chemist was the chief witness, but he de- clined to attend the court unless the Board provided a locum tenens for a week at JBIO. Mr. CanniS We can subpoena him. He thought the Board should take the oppor- tunity to prosecute. The motion to rescind was defeated by 19 votes to 16, and the relieving officer was in- structed to take proceedings forthwith. PROCEDURE. Mr. W. MeGaul moved that officei-W reports should in future be taken immediately after the correspondence, so that they might be heard by a full Board. At present they came at the "fag end," and only a few of the royal standbacks" were usually present. (Laughter.) Mr. Edward Hopkin (Aberkenfig) seconded. Mr. T. C. Jones said it was the fault of the members if they did not stay through the meeting. Some members were anxious to arrange matters to suit their convenience, and the standing orders were being continu- ally mutiliated. The motion was carried. "A REVELATION." The Cottage Homes Committee's recommen- ation that an additional foster mother be en- gaged for the Cottage Homes, was further considered. The Clerk presented a detailed report, showing the cost of maintenance at the hpmes for the past five years. The average cost per child per week for the half-year ended Lady Day, 1902, was 12s. ll^d., and in subsequent half-years, the cost per head varied as follows: — Michaelmas, 1902, 13s 6d.; Lady Day, 1903, los. 8^d. Michaelmas, 12s. 9jfd. Lady Day, 1904, 12s. 10id.. Michaelmas lIs. 8d.; 1.Jady Day, 1905, 12s. 7}el.; Michaelmas, 13s. 4td.; Lady Day, 1906, 16s. 5}d.; Michaelmas, 12s. 8^d. Mr. Canniff said the report was a revela- tion to members of the Board. He was not one of those who posed as economists merely for the sake of doing it, and no-one present wished to deal with the "little derelicts of humanity.at the homes" with greater kind- ness than he. but he would oppose the ap- pointment of a relief foster mother at pre- sent. He could not see how an increase in the expenditure at the homes could be justified. The superintendent and matron of the homes had been relieved of the edu- cational work, as the children now attended the day schools, and he thought it was un- necessary to appoint a supernumerary foster mother. He moved that the matter be de- ferred for six months. Mr. D. H. Price seconded. Mr. T. J. Job (chairman of the committee) submitted figures to show that there had been no abnormal increase in the cost of maintenance since the advent of that Board. In some respects he said the main- tenance cost had decreased since 1903, and he pointed out that salaries paid now worked out at Is. 71td. per head, as compared with 2s. Rid. in 1903. But in the past three vears necessary repairs had been executed, and the drainage scheme for the homes hart been carried out. while a new store-house had been erected. These items were responsible for the cost per head remaining at what ap- peared to bo a hifrh fieure. and were respon- sible for that reached in the half-year ended Ladv Day last year. -cRr^r Mr PVice • I cannot see how another omcer is necessary more than it was years ago when we had the Cardiff children m the Mr. Edward Edwards (Ogmore Vale) did not consider that the Cottage Homes Com- mittee had made out a case for the new ap- pointment. The cost of maintenance was alarmingly high, and he knew of a good many families who had to subsist on a wage of less than 16s. 5d. a week. Mr. Sayer (the superintendent), replying to the Rev. W. A. Williams (Blaengarw), said he and Mrs. Sayer were now industrial ^Mr^Niclioll moved that the matter should be referred back for fuller report. Mr Edward Edwards seconded. Mr. Canniff said the report of the clerk was simply astonishing. Even if the cost were over-estimated in some half years, he ven- tured to say that no average ratepayer could afford to spend, say, 12s. 8td. a week on his child. The Board must do its duty towards the people who found the rates, as well as to the children in the homes. Rev. W. A. Williams said there had been a cry from the ratepayers that the Board had been extravagant in their expenditure in various directions. The figures read out were remarkable, and, in lace of them, he would support the amendment. In further discussion it transpired that the committee based their recommendation upon a report with regard to certain misbe- haviour. The Chairman failed to understand why a relief foster mother should be engaged. He had been for some years a member of the committee and during that time they had no serious complaints. Eight or 10 years ago they had as many children in the Homes as at present. The amendment was defeated, 16 voting for and 19 against, and the motion to defer the question for six months was agreed to. ASPHALTING. The question of asphalting the paths, men's yard, etc., was further considered. Mr. Nicholl moved that the recommenda- tion of the Workhouse Alterations Commit- tee that the work be carried out at a cost of £95 be adopted. Mr. W. McGaul seconded. An amendment by Mr. Edward Edwards, seconded by the Rev. D. Rees (Bridgend) to adjourn the matter for a month, was carried. WEEKLY MEETINGS. Mr. W. McGaul gave notice of the follow- ing resolution: "That the Standing Orders be amended so that the meetings of the Board may be held weekly (every Saturday), and that the relief lists be dealt with by one committee consisting of the whole Board in- stead of two committees as at present, this motion to take effect forthwith." MEMBER AND PORTER. Mr. J. G. Loveluck, a member of the Board, made a complaint that he had been insulted by the porter on his way to the House, and had been called to account re- specting some remarks he had made at the last meeting of the Board when the increase in the salary of the porter was under con- sideration. The Chairman said he thought it the duty of public bodies t. protect their members against insults from officers. The porter was called into the room, and expressed his regret for what had occurred. He was told by the Chairman that the Board took a strong view of such conduct and in the event of a repetition strong measures would be taken.
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BRIDGENlI NLKE C&UU. I Saturday.—Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (chairman), R. L. Knight, W. Llewellyn, Oliver Sheppard, W. J. Griffin, W. J. Lewie, Jacob Edwards, J. P. Gibbon, and Dr. Parry. DRUNKS. For drunkrr ..otjs, William John Bennett, was fhwl :J.o). or 7 days; James Ryan, Bridg- ud, labourer. jEl or seven days: Ernest Daneford, Nantvffyllon, labourer, £1 or 7 days; James Hinkin, Nantyffyllon, haulier, 15s.; William Clarke, Pricetown, hitcher, 15s.; David Gardener, Bridgend, painter, fl 58. or s*en days; John Small, Monknash, farmer, 156. ASLEEP IN MINE. David .To^n Rees, 23 Lloyd-street, Caerau, colliery labourer, was summoned for sleeping in Caerau Colliery while in possession of a safety lam". James Reee. fireman, gave evidence, and defendant. who nleaded rruilty, was fined. £2. For a similar offence in the same colliery, David Edwards, of Tonna-road, Caerau. col- liery laborer, was fined a like amount. PORTABLE THEATRE ASSESSMENT. W. Ha^aar, of Neath, late of the Theatre, Pontycymmer. theatrical manager, was sum- moned in rf>s^ect of the non-payment £7 alleged to be due for poor rates, and £7 17s. 6d. for district rates. Alderman T. J. Hughes said Mr. Haggar was giving notice of appeal against the assess- ment to the Assessment Committee. The case was adjourned for one month. GARW POLICE RAIDS. Alderman T. J. Hughes stated that he had received instructions from the Chief Con- stable to prosecute in two alleged bogus club cases, one at Blaengarw and the other at Pontycymmer. He asked the Bench to take the Blaengarw case next Saturday (to- morrow). and the Pontycymmer case on Saturday week, each at the end of the list of other cases. The application was granted. LAMP UPSIDE DOWN. Driving without lights was an offence for which Harold Haynes, of Bridgend, haulier, had to pay 10s. Thomas William, Nunty- moel, haulier, was charged with a like offence.—P.C. W. T. Williams said defend- ant had only one light on his conveyance when he saw him at Ogmore Yale.—Defend- ant: The other went out just before I met the policeman.—Mr. S. H. Stockwood That often happens. (Laughter.)—The Chairman Was the lamp cold?—The constable: Yes, sir: and it was upside down. (Renewed lai ghter.)—Fined 5s. SONS' MAINTENANCE. Thomas Fielding, Bridgend, labourer, was summoned in respect of arrears of payment due in respect of the support of two child- ren who are in Reformatories. The arrears amounted to 29s. Defendant said he had met with an acci- dent and was unable to do much work. He fell from the top of a ladder six weeks ago. Supt. Davis said defendant was drinking about at public-houses and had often been seen under the influence of drink. Defendant was ordered to be sent to pri- son for 14 days, the order to be suspended for 14 days to give him an opportunity to pay. P.C.'s PROMOTION. Alderman T. J. Hughes referred to the promotion of P.C. Phillips, who h been stationed at Bridgend for the past hi e years, to the rank of merit class and his removal to Port Talbot. Phillips had always given his evidence fairly in court and had been cour- teous to solicitors acting for the defence. His demeanour outside in the street, as well as in the witness-box, had been exemplary, and he (Alderman Hughes; believed it was the wish of the solicitors practicing at that Court that he would rise still higher in the force. The Chairman: We are glad to hear of his promotion. We had hoped he would have remained with us. Mr. S. H. Stockwood: Perhaps he will come back again. CLAIM FOR WAGES. Wm. Bagg, of Philadelphia-road, Porth- cawl, carpenter, sued F. C. Williams, 16 Tydfil-place, Roath Park, Cardiff, builder and contractor, for £1 15s. 7d., wages due in respect of 47! hours' work &t 9d. per hour. Mr. W. Powell David appeared for plain- tiff, who stated that the sum named was due in respect of wages earned ior the week end- ing December 13th. He was at work on Ogmore Down Golf House. The amount was not disputed as far as he knew. Defendant did not appear. Mr. David said it had come to his know- ledge that morning that JSl 136. 8d. was ten- dered at the office of Mr. E. T. David on the previous Saturday in settlement of the claim but it was refused by Mr. David's clerk. The Bench made an order for the amount claimed, with costs. IN A NUTSHELL. David Davies and John Thomas, Ogmore Vale colliers, were fined 15s. for obstructing the highway by fighting. The use of improper language led to Ivor John Lloyd, of Maesteg, labourer, being fined £ 1. John Evans, Maesteg, haulier, had to pay £1 for obstructing Sergt. Rees Davies in the execution of his duty. David Treharne, of Blackmill, farmer, for leaving a carriage unattended at Ogmore Vale, was fined 15s.; and William Davies, of Pencoed, brake driver, for a similar offence, at Bridgend, was ordered to pay 10s. David Davies, of Nantymoel, collier, was fined 5s. in respect of his chimney getting on fire.—Inspector Sansome, in giving evidence, said he was told at the house that the chim- ney had not been swept for eight years. George Harris, 56 Coegnant-road, Nanty- ffyllon, haulier, had sold coal without having a metal label affixed to the bag. On the evidence of P.C. Anthony he was fined 5s. Alfred Edward Corbett, of 73 Nolton- street, Bridgend, was granted a certificate exempting his child from vaccination. For acting as a pedlar without having a license Matilda Price, of Porthcawl, gipey, was fined 10s. MAESTEG POLICE ASSAULTED. James Vicerman, ostler, Maesteg, was brought up on remand charged with being drunk and disorderly at Maesteg and assault- ing P.C. Alfred Williams and Sergt. Rees Davies on January lith. Prisoner pleaded guilty to everything." P.C. Williams deposed that on the previ- ous Saturday night he saw the prisoner take three herrings from outside the shop of Mr. Baxter in Commercial-street, and when he spoke to him respecting his conduct, Vicer- man used abusive language. He was very drunk, and, as he refused to give his name and address, witness, who was accompanied by P.C. Daniels, took him into custody. After they had proceeded about 100 yards, the pri- soner tripped witness up and he fell. Vicer- man afterwards kicked him deliberately in the ribs. Inspector John Sansome and Sergt. Rees Davies came on the scene, and prisoner struggled violently and shouted, "It would take 40 of your —— sort to take me to the station." He deliberately kicked Sergt. Davies and the inspector, and so vio- lent was his behaviour that he had to be taken in a conveyance to the police-station. Prisoner: I was drunk and remember no- thing about it. It was quite unintentional; I didn't mean an offence. He was sent to prison for ten days for the assault, and the charge of drunkenness waa withdrawn. Monday.—Before Messrs. Oliver Sheppard (in the chair) and J. G. Jenkins. "MUDDLED UP IN BEER." David Lewis, labourer, Nottage, was charged with stealing a hurricane lamp, value 26. 6d., the property of Messrs. Smith and Co., contractors, London, from a pipe trench.—P.C. John Harris said at 11.5 p.m. on Saturday he was on duty outside the Lamb and Flag Publio-house, when he sa.w prisoner coming from the direction of a trench which had been excavated in connec- tion with the Porthcawl water scheme, with a hurricane lamp. He was the worse for drink, and told witness he was the watch- man.—Prisoner: I was muddled up in beer, and did not know what I was doing.—It was stated that Lewis had beea employed a.t Park Farm since Easter and left on Friday.—Hs was fined £1) or seven days.
BRlfeGENr* GROUP OF SCHOOLS. THE APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT TEACHERS. SCHOOL WANTED AT HEOLYCUE. The managers of the Bridgend Group of Schoola held their monthly meeting on Mon- day afternoon, Rev. J. Haroid Williams pre- siding. Also present were Mrs. Powell, Bridgend; Revs. W. A. Edwards, Llangan; Stephen Jones, Treos. and Owen Davies, Llantwit Major; Messrs. George Harris and Morgan Stradlinpr. Bridgend; Griffith Ed- wards, Llwvniwrch llltvd Williams, J.P., Oastleton; T. J. Davies. Kenfig Hill; and Alderman W. Howell, J.P., Pencoed; with the clerk (Mr. Edward Preece, junr.). "RED TAPE." The Clerk said Mr. W. Lewis, attendance officer, who had been instructed to remove his resident e from Court Colman to Coy- church or Pencoed, was now looking for a house. The Chairman What about Mr. John's suggested removal from Coity to Bridgend? The Clerk He showed me a letter from Dr. James to the effect that the removal was to be insisted upon. I don't know what he intends doing. Rev. W. A. Edwards: This is a bit of red tape, in my ooinion. The Chairman It seems to be pure stub- bornness. Mr. Harris: It is certainly a matter which the managers should be allowed to decide. No action was taken. "LECTURE" FOR P.T.'s. Arising out of a renort from the head- master, several managers were deputed to "lecture" the backward pupils at the Tondu Pupil Teachers' Centre. On the motion of the Chairman, the clerk was directed to write the headmaster con- gratulating him upon the standard of the work achieved at the Centre. BOY FOOTBALLERS. An application was received from Mr. J. Lloyd, Cefn Cribbwr, for the use of a class- room on Saturdays for the purpose of a dressing-room for the boys' football team. The Chairman said there was no objection to the use of the school for the purpose, pro- vided the cleaner were suitably remunerated for the extra work involved. Rev. W. A. Edwards moved that the use of the room be granted, and this was carried, the question of remuneration to the care- taker being left in the hands of Mr. T. J. Davies. SELECTION FROM ONE! Only one application was forwarded by Dr. James for the post of uncertificated teacher at St. Athan, namely, that of Miss Annie E. Aubrey, Cowbridge, who \\as appointed. The Chairman said the managers were ex- pected to make the selection for the posts of all assistant teachers, but, generally speak- ing, only one application was forwarded to them. Several applications were, no doubt, received by Dr. James, but he sifted them, and selected the candidate who in his opinion was most likely to suit the managers. They had previously grumbled at the system; in fact, they had made a strongly-worded pro- test. Rev. Stephen Jones: It is time the system were done away with. Alderman Howell thought the managers should make another representation in the matter. The Chairman: They have taken no notice of our previous request. Rev. W. A. Edwards moved that the clerk again write the Education Committee sug- gesting that all applications should be for- ,pl I warded to the managers, and this was car- ried. Later it was resolved, on the motion of the Rev. Stephen Jones, to urge the Education Committee to allow the group managers to advertise for, as well as appoint, assistant teachers, the Education Committee to retain financial control in the matter and to fix the scale of salaries. TRANSFERS. Dr. James wrote that the following trans- fers of teachers had been decided on: — Violet Lamb, uncertificated teacher, from Coychurch to Coity; Mary Evans, Newton Nottage, to the Neath Group. A letter was read from the headmaster of Coychurch School expressing a hope that Miss Lamb would not be transferred until a successor had been appointed; otherwise he would have to take five classes unaided. It was agreed to make a recommendation to this effect. HOUSELESS HEADMASTER. The headmaster of Coychurch School wrote that the tenancy of the house he at present occupied would expire in May, and there was no other house available in the parish. He inquired whether anything was being done in the matter of providing a residence. It appeared that the managers had recom- mended the erection of a house for the mas- ter, but no action had been taken. SCHOOL FOR HEOLYCUE. Mr. Griffith Edwards stated that Alder- man Howell and he had considered a letter from Rev. J. Job with regard to the incon- venience suffered by the children of Heoly- cue, who had to walk two miles over a bad road to school. The school at Rhiwceilog, which the children had to attend, was awk- wardly situated, and the road leading from Heolycue to the school was undoubtedly the worst in the district. There were only two houses within a mile of the school, but it was for the managers to say whether it was de- sirable to remove the school to a building at Heolycue. Alderman Howell was strongly in favour of erecting a new school at Heolycue for, say, 100 or 140 children, and he suggested that the school at Rhiwceilog should be left as it was in view of development which was likely to take place. If the managers did not agree with erecting a new school, they might consider the advisability of renting the old chapel of the Independent Church, whose new chapel was nearing completion. He thought some arrangement could be arrived at. He thought the prospects at both Rhiw- ceilog and Heolycue were rosy. At Wern- tarw a colliery was being started, 20 men al- ready being employed, and the Raglan Col- liery had never been in such a prosperous state. Mr. Griffith Edwards remarked that 600 were employed at the Raglan at present, and this was sufficient justification for the estab- lishment of a school at Heolycue. Rev. Stephen Jones: We have been wait- ing for some time to see what development would take place. I move now that appli- cation be made for a new school. Mr. Griffith Edwards seconded. The Chairman suggested that it would be well to defer the matter for a month, so that a definite report might be prepared dealing with the population, site for a school, accom- modation to be provided, etc. It would be no use going to the Education with an inde- finite proposal; their experience was that the Education Committee did not give very careful consideration to anything of the kind. Mr. Griffith Edwards: I am willing to ac- cept that. The Chairman: You and Mr. Howell do not seem to agree, because Mr. Howell taunted you with lack of faith. Mr. Edwards: Yes, but my lack of faith was in the committee. (Laughter.) It was eventually decided to defer the mat- ter until the next meeting, and Alderman Howell and Rev. Stephen Jones and Mr. G. Edwards were appointed to prepare a report.
ANOTHER BRIDGENf) WOMAN. Another Bridgend woman tells us to-day a remarkable experience, thus adding yet one more convincing piece of home evidence to the many already printed in these columns. That we can test the truth of home evidence, such as this, makes it far more valuable than testimony which comes from those who live far away. Mrs. E. Butler, 17 South-street, Bridgend, says:—"For years my kidneys were disor- dered, and I had sharp, cutting pains in the small of my back and sides. After sitting down for a while I had a difficulty in getting up again. I had nasty dizzy feelings. If I turned quickly I came over so giddy that I nearly fell. A few months ago I was persuaded to try Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, and I am glad to say that a course of these made me well again. I am now free from the backaches, and I don't get the dizzy turns. Thanks to Doan's Pills, I feel better than I have done for a long time. (Signed), E. Butler." Pains in the back or loins is a sign that the kidneys are weak or diseased. The kid- neys were never intended to stand hard strains, and when they have more work forced upon them than they can perform, backache comes, and lame oack, headache, tired feeling, irritability and nervousness, and urinary disorders. And after a while, if help is not sent to the overstrained kid- neys, dropsy, diabetes, rheumatism, or other dangerous illness, will surely follow. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are a special medicine for the kidneys and bladder, and may be used with safety by old and young. When any sign of kidney complaint appears, this medicine should at once be taken. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are two shil- lings and ninepence per box (six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence). Of all chemists and stores, or post free. direct from Foster-McClellan Co., 8 Wells-street, Oxford- street, London, W. Be sure you get exactly the same kind of pills that Mrs. Butler had.
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Tit .— PRESENTATION TO THE MACKINTOSH OF MACKINTOSH. AN INTERESTING GATHERING AT THE COTTRELL. There was a brilliant gathering of hunting folk on Friday the rottrell, the Glamor- gan residence of The Mackintosh of Mackin- tosh, on the occasion of a presentation by the hunt subscribers to The Mackintosh as a memento of his nine years' mastership of the Hunt. The presentation was made by Mr. O. H. Jones, vi .J. ULü,HHL uufoide the house, where breakfast was also served. Over a hundred horsemen and ladies were present, while a number of ladies, in view of the hunt ball to be held in the evening, were on foot. Amongst those who were mounted were Colonel B. R. Homfray, the present master; Mr. W. Cope, who acted as hon. secretary and treasurer of the presentation movement; Major C. and Mrs. iidniondes, Colwinstone; Colonel Henry and Mrs. Lewis, Greenmeadow, and Mr. Rupert Lewis; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brain; Mr. Edgar David, Fairwater; Mr. R. H. Williams, Roath Court; Mr. Charles Williams, The Heath; Major J. C. Coath, Bridgend; Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl and Miss Nicholl, Mertliyrmawr; Mr. R. K. Prichard, Bryntirion; Mr. Guy Thackery; Captain Williams, adjutant of the Glamorgan I.Y.; Mrs. J. M. Randall, Bridgend; the Misses Masters, Lanelay Hall; Mr. Hastings Watson and Mr. Herbert Watson; Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Thomas, Mwndy; Mr. Gerald Bruce, Miss Molly Bruce; Miss Etta Booker, Slon; Mr. L. G. Williams and Mr. W. E. Lewis, Bridg- end; Mr. Insoll, junr.; Mr. W. E. O. Williams, Major and Mrs. Basil Mundy; Mr. Walter Shirley and Miss Shirley, Wood- lands and Mr. Bramwell. On foot were General and Mrs. lyler, Mrs. L. G. Williams, the Hon. A. Holmes-Court, Captain and Mrs. Tyler, Miss Bramwell, Mrs. O. H. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. A. Waldron, the Rev. H. C. Davies and Miss Davies, and others. The Mackintosh of Mackintosh and Mrs. Mackintosh, with Mr. Angus Mackintosh, re- ceived those present with characteristic hos- pitality on the broad pebbled drive which flanks the main entrance at the western end. On either side of the porch tables well stocked with light refreshments were placed, and these ..ere done ample justice to, for the crisp morning air provoked an appetite. Within the house, to which all were invited, a meal of a more substantial nature was served. The presentation, which took the form of a very chastely wrought and beautiful example of the Georgian silversmith's art, was made by Mr. Oliver H. Jones, who said that the members of the Glamorgan Hunt had felt that they could not allow the occasion of the retirement of The Mackintosh of Mackintosh. who had been their mastor for nine years, to pass without giving him some token of the feelings which animated them all. (Hear, hear.) The task of making the presentation had fallen upon him (the speaker) because, unfortunatelv, he was one of the oldest mem- bers of the Hunt. However, old aero had its compensations, and one was that he had the privilege which fell to him that day. When, nine years ago. The Maektinosh of Mackin- tosh took over the. mastership of the hounds, after the resignation of the late Mr. Bassett, he undertook a task which was no light one, for he had to follow a master who had made hunting a complete hobby. He was sure that he was expressing the feelings of every- body who had hunted with them dnrinfl the past nine years when he said that The Mac- kintosh had right well and worthily main- tained the high nitch of excellence to which Mr. Bassett. had brought the. pack. (Cheers.) They had during the past few years enjoyed excellent snort-quite eoual to any he had seen. Not only in the matter of sport did he desire to sneak, but he felt that they all recognised the generous hospitality, cour- tesy. and kindness shown to the Hunt, both hT The Mackintosh and Mrs. Mackintosh. ^Cheers.) Thev were all sorrv at his retire- ment. but at the same timp tbev were srlad that they were not losing The Mackintosh as a. follower of the honnrls. he hoped it would be a very long: time before tbe Gla- morgan Hunt renserJ to TVo Mackintosh and Mrs. Mackintosh, and nlsn Mt*. An^us Mackintosh amon? them. (Cheers.') The members of the Hunt were desirous, in making: that presentation, to present some- thing which, quite nr.r.rt from the kindlv feelincrs which it rpnrfisprit^d. would he able not unworthilv to t., h, it" ^Itco a.s a work of art !lmon!Y the hpautifnT poTlpotion v-hioh The Mackintosh already 110 <:C'('<:<1N1, Thev had soteeted O-eorre TTT rvr from about the ye^r 1800, pnO thev horipd 4-J,flt. i11. Tnakinrr this choice thev hnr1 not nltowther failed in fTottino' Romotb?7T<r trh^eh oornmend it- to h'11 art's The massive cup. which stands nearlv 20 inches in beitrbt. hoars tllp inscription: "Presented to The Mackintosh 0' Mackintosh by subscribers to the Glamorgan Hunt, in frrateful rpmembran^e of tho nine years during which he held the office of Master, 1897-1906." The Mackintosh of ^a^hiutosh, in ack- nowledging the cift. «a"d hp had to thank them all on behalf of his wife, his son, and himself for the very kind w^v that the mem- bers of the Hunt had ioinod in presenting them with that verv beautiful trophy which he saw before him. T'me massed anace, and it seemed but onlv vesterdav when thev were all. or mauv of them—for a few had srone over to the Ion rr bourne—^were at Crossways presenting to the late Mr. Bassett a token of their gratitude and esteem when he retired from the mastership. Tt was n source of pleasure to look back upon the good snort that they had alwavs enioved together. (Cheers.) Ho hnr> jip-irpr fr>rrro+t<>n the time when he was asked to take the hounds, as he had had no idea, of evpr takinor the mastership. Thev '7"IT'' 4-J,f Pfvtiand was not fl. hunting countrv, but it had producod manv (rood hunting nrm such as Mr. Anstruther-Thompoop and Captain Bav Middleton. He (thn speakor) must admit that he took ovor tho organ Hounds with a great feeling of cliflfidepce, but, thanks to their good-will and the kind co-operation of the landlord* covert owners, and tenant farmers, he had never regretted taking the step which he did. (Cheers.") Tt was, he felt, something to fieo] co+;<* £ <->rJ with that in nine years these hounds had never had one single blank dav: it spoke well for the hunt- ing in the oonntv ^lam^r^an. and this could not have been the case had there not been a verv good feolirsg amongst all con- cerned. (Cheers.) He wa1' personally verv sorry to have to resign his oflPce: he would ha^-e liked to have extopded the nine years into a round number liko ten or twelve, but thev all know that he h"n affairs in another place to attepd to. which demanded in these strenuous davs more of one's time than they would have done in time nast. He thought that the period which hid elapsed since the. time when that beautiful cup was made and the seventies mi^ht be regarded as the folden era of fox-hunting in Great Britain, for at that time things moved more easily than they did now. In these davs tbev were hustled from pillar to post, and it behoved them all to look after the affairs of their own copnty. He hoped, however that he won Id always continue to follow th.p hounds of Gla- morgan as long as he was able. If when he was out with them any of them heard his voice checking some exuberant, spirit who evinced a desire to <ret in front of the hounds, he trusted that thev would recognise the fact that it was more from old habit— daughter)—than from any desire to hurt the feelings of anv of them. In conclusion, he micht say. in the words of one of their poets— When time. who steals our hours away, Shall steal onr pleasures too. The memory of the past will stay, And half our jovs renew! Very hearty applause signalised the con- clusion of the speech, and the proceedings then terminated. After the presentation, the master (Colonel Homfray) drew the coverts at the rear of The Cottrell, foxes being plentiful. Cox was equal to the occasion, quickly settling down on the line of one, which, after several rings and some good hunting, put his mask towards the Sycamore Tree and the Redland, where he turned for the left, and was killed by a small covert near Bonvilstone. The hounds then drew over towards Coed Coun- cillor, and on reaching the top wood by Hen- 801 Castle they started another fox, which gave the field a nice gallop through the park across to Pendoylan, where he ran to ground.