Ogmore District of Miners. The monthly meeting was held on Satur- day. Mr. T. D. Matthias presiding. It was decided to vote £ 150 to the Wyndham men from the district funds and to "call" a shil- ling a month levy to supplement the strike pay received from the Central fund. Mr. J. T. Williams (senior auditor) attended, and gave a satisfactory report on the manner in which the books and accounts of the district are kept. The district re-solved to affiliate with the Workers' Educational Association. Mr. E. Nelmes, Gilfach Goch, was appointed trustee. A resolution was passed protest- ing against the action of a boot syndicate, who insist upon the radius clause being in- cluded in the agreements with their assist- ants.
Cowbridge and Pontyclun Teachers' Association. The annual meeting of this Association was held last Saturday afternoon at Pontyclun School, Llantrisant. The reports of the various institutions in connection with the Association were read and passed, after which the president, Mr. Williams (Llantwit Vardre) vacated the chair, and inducted Mr. Dexter (Lisworney). the new president, who gave an interesting address.
2nd VOL. BATT. WELSH REGIMENT. BRIDGEND DETACHMENT. Orders for Week Ending Saturday, Feb. 2nd. I.-The Company will parade as strongly as possible at 7.15 p.m. on Monday next, 28th inst., for Route Marching. Dress: Marching Order as for proceeding to Brigade Camp. Band to attend. It is hoped that all N.C. Officers and men will take advantage of attending this most important training. (Refreshments will be provided.) 2.-Semaphore Signalling, Scout and Re- cruit Training on Friday 1st prox. 3.-Young men of good character desirous of joining the Detachment can be enrolled any Monday or Friday evening on applica- tion at the Drill-hall between 8 and 9 p.m. 4.—A special meeting of N.C. Officers will take place at 7.4.") p.m. to-day (Friday), 25th inst. H. J. RANDALL, Captain, Commanding Detachment.
BRYNMENIN. Literary Evenings.—Another of the series of winter evening literary meetings was held at the Schoolroom, Brynmenin, on Monday evening, when a capital programme was gone through, the schoolroom being well filled. Items were contributed by the fol- lowing:—Gwen Haynes. Maggie Howells, Edith Thomas, Flossie Averill, Hannah Wil- liams, Joshua Carey, George Averill, H. W. Thomas, Katie John, E. Thomas, Edward Phillips, Caroline Headon, Daniel Howells, Howell Leyshon, Daniel Watkins, J. B. Davies, James Phillips, and others. In the competitive part of the programme prizes were awarded as follows —Open solo, best out of six, Mr. W. D. Thomas; impromptu competition, best out of 9, Mr. Evan Rich- ards reading music at sight, divided be- tween Miss Edith Thomas and Mr. J. Phillips. Rev. H. E. Lewis presided, and the music was adjudicated by Mr. H. Ley- shon.
LLAN rVVIT MAJOR. Christian Endeavour.—On the 11th inst. a paper entitled Rest" was read by Miss Mary Emily Morgan, and Mr. Lake tot k the chair. On the 18th inst. a Bible ading was conducted by Air. Owen Thouia-, secre- tary of the local organisation. Sudden Death.—On Sunday last, the in- habitants of Boverton and Llantwit were much distressed to bear of the painfully sud- den death of Mr. John Hugh, at the age of 66. He was expecting his adopted daughter to visit him, and was attending to domestic duties when a sudden seizure prostrated him ajid before the neighbours reached him, life Was extinct. He was a widower. Mr. William Manley, of Llantwit Major, retired farmer, for 28 years churchwarden at the Parish Church, who died on May 5th last, aged 85 years, left estate of the gross value of £1,637 3s. 5d., with net personalty £1,558 16s. 7d. Probate of his will, which is dated September 26th, 1905, has been granted to Mr. Samuel David Evans- of Cowbridge. The testator bequeathed l200 to Margaret Jenkins, £100 each to John, Joseph, Samuel. Annie, and Sarah Richards, his nephews and nieces. £100 each to Thomas and Henry Richards, £.30 to Alice Jenkins when she attains majority, £100 to Annie Jenkins. and to her the testator also left certain house property at St. Athan. The residue of his estate he left to the children of his brother James. Funeral of the Late Mr. William Rees.— On Saturday last the funeral of the late Mr. William Rees, Commercial-street, took place at Llanmaes Parish Church, to which the body was conveyed by hearse while the chief mourners followed in mourning coaches. A short service, conducted by the Rev. Llew- ellyn Jones (Wesleyan minister, Cowbridge) and the Rev. Owen Davies (Bethel Baptist, Llantwit Major), was held in the deceased's house before the funeral cortege left. The Rev. Henry Morris (Vicar of Llantwit) offi- ciated at Llanmaes Church, and performed the last rites at the graveside, where the hymn Rock of Ages" was sung. The chief mourners included Mrs. Rees (widow), Miss Lily Rees, Mrs. Rich, Penarth, and Mrs. Brock, Bristol (daughters), Mr. John Rees (brother) and Mr. John Rees, Penarth, and the other relatives were Mr. T. Rees, Llan- maes, and Mr. W. Rees, Llantwit Major. Among the friends of the family were Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Llandaff; Mr. William Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Thomas, New- port House, Llantwit; Mr. Rees Morgan, East-street and Greenfield and Mr. Brachan Powell. The ministers present were the Rev. Llewellyn Jones (Wesleyan, Cowbridge), Rev. Owen Davies (Baptist, Llantwit), and Rev. W. Davies (C.M., Colwinstone and Lisworney). Beautiful wreaths and other floral offerings were sent by Mrs. Rees (widow), Miss Lily Rees and Mrs. Brock (daughters). Captain and Mrs. Rich (daugh- ter), Penarth; Miss Lilian Dendy (grand- daughter), Captain and Mrs. Powell, Isle of Wight; Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Thomas, New- port House, Llantwit; Mr. Richard Price and family, The Hayes: Mr. and Mrs. John Rees, Penarth; and Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Morgan, Llandaff. The Institute.—A very interesting debate took place on Monday night, when Miss Aggie Thomas, Boverton Place, and Miss May Rees, Plymouth House, selected for their subject Sports for Women." There was a very full attendance of members and visitors, and the Rev. Henry Morris (vicar) was chairman. It was the first attempt of the debaters in public speaking, and the audience much appreciated their efforts. Miss Aggie Thomas led smartly off with the affirmative, vigorously advocated all be- coming sports," and very clearly defined them. She was remarkably strong upon lawn tennis, of which she is an expert player. The physical value of sports was pointed out, and the speaker thought that exercises of this kind, provided the matches were not played for money, did not make women mas- culine. And they need not interfere with domestic and social duties, Out form a pleas- ant and muscle-bracing exercise. Miss May Rees, taking the negative, objected to sports for women on the ground that they tended to take the fair sex away trom their domes- tic and social duties, and were very unbe- coming, with the exception of lawn tennis, croquet, and cricket in private grounds. She regarded woman's place was in the home, and deprecated hunting, shooting, and other chasing as rough and in the latter instance cruel. Big game expeditions in which some women joined, she regarded as brutal. She thought that when women who were conscientious in the home, had been working busily all day, they needed pleasant rest and not violent exercise and sport. Dis- cussion was invited, and responded to by Mrs J. W. Gill, Mr. David-Jenkins, Flemingstone Court, Mr. Walter E. John, Mr. Kenneth MacBratney and Mr. David Watts (co-sec- retaries of the Institute) and Mr. Ebenezer John. Both debaters made suitable replies. and when the votes were taken the result was for sports 24, against 17.
ST. DONA TS, Air Rifle Competition.—Meetings have been held once a week during the winter months, and the competition has been very keen. The first session was brought to a close last week, and the winners were F. Wiggall, 1st prize; W. Pocock, 2nd prize. Social Tea.—On Friday last at the Mar- cross and St. Donats Schoolroom a very plea- sant social tea was held. Funds for this pur- pose were collected by the gentlemen of St. Donats, and the ladies provided the tea, which was excellent in quality and quantity. The following took part in a very entertain- ing programme. Miss Mary Rees (headmis- tress of Marcross and St. Donats School), Miss M. Elward, Miss Grace Hall. Mr. J. Thonger, Mr. T. Morgan, Mr. Benjamin (St. Brides), Miss Aline Elward, Miss K. Hall, Mr. E. John. Miss D. Thomas, Miss G. Thomas, Master T. Elward, Master R. El- ward, Master H. Wiggall, Miss Annie El- ward, Mr. H. Hall, Miss K. Kelly, Mr. A. Watts, Miss Rees and Mr. John. Miss Mary Rees and Mr. John accompanied. Mr E. Thomas, Snlott, took the chair, in the absence of the Rev. L. E. Richardson, Vicar of St. Donats, who was unable to attend j owing to sickness. Mr. David was asked to convey the regrets of the audience to the Vicar. Votes of thanks were passed to the chairman, to Miss Mary Rees for her help in getting up the programme, to Mr. David for his assistance and interest, and to the ladies who had worked so hard to make the tea such a success. After the programme, the elder visitors left, but the younger ones remained some time playing games.
TONDU &~ABERKENFIG. Minstrel Concert.—A crowded attendance was attracted to the concert of the Bohemian Minstrels at the Council Schools on Wed- nesday evening. The minstrels fully main- tained their reputation, their efforts meeting with the evident appreciation of the audi- ence. The concert opened with a pianoforte solo by Mr. R. Nickless and the first moiety of the programme consisted chiefly of choruses and solos. Mr. T. Davies made a good "hit" with his comic song The Laugh- ing Nigger" and the stump speech The Doctor," by Mr. E. Harrington, created roars of laughter. Other items were —Chorus, "Down the river," Troupe; comic song, "We close at 2 on Thursdays," Mr. E. Harring- ton; comic song, "Hello, Hello!" Mr. A. Nickless; song, "The Rainbow," Mr. George. Takel; comic song, They can't diddle me," Mr. A. F. Winkfield; comic song, New rhymes." Mr. W. L. Hitchmgs; song, "Star- light," Mr. W. Joseph comic song. Mr. H. Morgan; song, "Eva," Mr. F. Selwood; comic song, "Hi, Johnny, whose your tailor," Mr. R. Wakeman; cornet solo, "Come into the Garden," Mr. J. Doyle; ex- hibition on Indian clubs. Messrs. Morgan and John. The concert concluded with the farce Lodgings to Let," the characters being taken by Messrs. T. Davies, E. Har- rington, A. F. Winkfield, W. Joseph, and W. L. Hitchings.
KENFIG HILL. Siloam Welsh Congregationalists.-The following have been elected and ordained deacons of this church:—Messrs. Jenkin John, John Stenner, W illiain Jenkins, David John, William Richards, and W. H. Thomas. Distribution of £ 155.—A largely attended meeting of the members of the Victoria Women's Society was held at the Prince of Wales on Monday evening to receive the award of Alderman T. J. Hughes, who had been appointed sole arbitrator in the mat- ter of dividing the funds of the society among the members. Supported by Mr. D. Phillips (trustee) and Mr. D. Davies (the host), Mr. R. L. Williams, Gwalia House, de- livered the award of Alderman Hughes, and handed each lady her share. A very pleas- ant evening was spent. Rev. T. Howells, the other trustee, was unable to be present. Recognition Services.-file English Bap- tists have held a series of meetings as recog- nition services to Mr. W. Freear, the novv pastor. Rev. C. P. Thomas, of Maesteg, district president of the Baptist Association, delivered inspiring sermons, and the formal recognition meeting was held at Nebo Welsh Baptist Chapel, kindly lent for the occasion. Rev. T. M. Williams (pastor) presided, and Rev. G. R. Cole, of Carey Baptist Chapel, Tondu, delivered the charge to the new pas- tor, the Rev. Rhys Davis. of Maesteg, de- livering the charge to the church. Fraternal greetings, with expressions of sympathy, were given by Mr. T. J. Davies, on behalf of Nebo. Messrs. T. Hayter and J. Granville on behalf of the Weslevans, Cefn, and Mr. Whittrngham on behalf of Carey, Tondu. Letters expressing sympathy and regretting inability to be present were read from Rev. E. Davies. former pastor; Alderman T. J. Hughes. Bridgend Rev. D. Williams, pastor of Elim and Siloam. Rev. C. P. Thomas, in proposing a vote of thanks to the chairman and others for their attendance, made a powerful appeal on behalf of the cause. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MRS. HARDING Two funerals took place at Clydach on Saturday afternoon. They were those of the late Mr. David Davies (40), Brynnant House, Glais, who was killed at Caeduke Col- liery, Loughor, on the previous Wednesday, and of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Annie Harding, of Tanymaes, iKenfig Hill, who passed away on the same day at her mother's house in Vardre-road, Clydach. Both funerals were very largely attended. At the funeral of Mrs. Harding the coffin, which was of pol- ished oak, with silver mountings, was car- ried from the house and placed on the bier by deceased's four brothers, and immediately after a hymn was given out by the Rev. Eiddig Jones. At the church the Vicar (Rev. T. Morris) and the curate (Rev. D. C. Rees) officiated. The service throughout was a most impressive one. The chief mouners were Mr. Ivor Harding (husband), Mrs. John Nicholas (mother of deceased), Mr and Mrs. David Nicholas, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Evans, Messrs. Nun, Jack, Willie and Edgar Nicholas, Miss Ruthie Nicholas, Miss M. A. Jones, Mr. Albert Harding, M.E. (Loughor), Mr. and Mrs. John Harding (Swansea), Mr. Dan Harding, Mrs. John J. Evans (Ystaly- fera), Miss M. A. Francis (Clydach), Mr. Philip Jones (uncle) and Miss Jones (Vardre), Mr. and Mrs. John Davies (tailor) and Misses Elizabeth and Jenny Davies (cousins), Mr. David Williams and Miss Sarah Jane Wil- liams (Mynyddbach), cousins, etc. Among those present were the Rev. T. M. Williams (Konfig Hill), Mrs. Wm. Hugh and Miss Harry, Messrs. Griff Lougher and Tom Evans (Kenfig Hill), Messrs. J. Williams (mechanic) and E. Morgan, M.E. (on behalf of the Ton Phillip Colliery staff), Mr. W. Morgan (manager Earlswood Tinplate Works, Briton Ferry), Mr. Philip Morgan (Glanamman), Mrs. Thomas (Bryncoed, Caersalem), Mr and Mrs. John Burneil (Loughor), Mr. T. Walters (Loughor). Councillors John Jordan and M. E. David (Glais), and Mr. David James (schoolmaster).
MAESTEG. Mutual Improvement Society.-At Salem Vestry, on Tuesday evening, in connection with the Young People's Mutual Improve- ment Society, Mr. John Evans presiding, Mr. Trevor Roderick read a paper on Bedydd Crist," and Mr. William Morris on "Y weddi." Town Hall Theatre.—The Poole's Palace Co., announced to perform at this theatre on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week, needs no recommendation; the names of the artistes included in it being sufficient to en- sure crowded attendances. There are Evan Evans, the Welsh comedian, who has met with such success in London, and The Toredors, whose performance is a complete ent-ertainment in itself. A bioscope enter- tainment is also included in the programme. Bethania.—The members of Bethania Bap- tist Chapel have for some time had under their consideration the question of the de- sirability of building a new chapel, and have now decided to undertake the work of re- building the present structure. On Sunday evening, at the close of the service, the Rev. Iorwerth Jones (pastor) announced the de- cision of the committee to accept the tender of Messrs. Bevan and Son, Penarth, at about £4,000, for the carrying out of the specified work, when the church voted in support of the decision of the committee. The old chapel will be taken down to the window sills on the first floor, and be re-built almost entirely. The front is to be extended several feet, the interior to be re-furnished, and a gallery placed all round. The archi- tect is Mr. W. Beddoe Rees.
The Grip of Winter. Though the intensity of the cold in this part of the country is mild in comparison with what is being experienced on the Con- tinent and in some portions of England, the frost of the past three days has been the keenest for some years. The following re- gisters of the thermometer have been sup- plied by Mr. W. A. Whitton, B.Sc., of the Bridgend County School, the readings being taken at 9 a.m. for the preceding day and night. Max. Mm. Jan. 20 43.5 35 Jan. 21.43.32 Jan. 22.48.32 Jan. 188.8.131.52 Jan. 24 31 23
SKATING AT PORTHCAWL. The meadow at Nottage, near Porthcawl, has a thick coat of ice over it, and skating was commenced yesterday.
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Air Rifle Shooting. WHITE LION (BRIDGEND) v. STAR HOTEL (ABERKENFIG). At the Star Hotel. White Lion, Bridgend.-W. Lewis, 31; W. Thomas, 29; G. Hitt, 28; O. Lewis, 28; J. Williams, 26; R. L. Davies, 30; P. Morris, 31; E. Barrington, 29; J. Evans, 30; R. James, 32; W. Parkins, 29; T. Lewis, 29. Total, 352. Star Hotel, Aberkenfig.—J. Higgins, 28; J. Howell, 24; O. Hellier, 29; P. Morris, 28; W. Bowen, 31; A. BaKer, 31; T. Jones, 25; S. Villis, 29; W. Lewis, 29; A. Keepins, 22; D. Lord, 23; J. Matthews, 23. Total, 322. WHITE LION (BRIDGEND) v. BEAR INN, LLANHARRY. At the White Lion Hotel. White Lion.—W. Lewis, 30; R. James, 33; W. Thoma6, 31; W. Parkins, 28; P. Morris, 29; O. Lewis, 30; i$. Loosemore, 26; R. L. Davies. 28; E. Barrington, 27; C. Pelfrey, 26; J. Evans, 31; T. Lewis, 27. Total, 346. Bear Inn.—W. Wigley, 25; J. Ambury, 26; J. Johns, 26; W. Arnbury, 24; J. Rey- nolds, 25; G. Ambury, 27; A. Weaver, 28; J. Dodd, 25; B. Parsons, 27; S. Haines, 17; F. Austin, 26; R. Salter, 30. Total, 306. PORTHCAWL v. KNIGHTS' ARMS. At the Knights' Arms on Monday. Porthcawl.—M. Jenkins, 25; T. Hopkins, 27; T. A. Edwards, 28; T. Barnes, 24; T. Henry, 30; B. Rowe, 29; W. Sampson, 23; B. Jones, 29; T. Packwood, 29; W. J. Wal- ters, 23; W. Hookway, 22; D. Hutchinson, 30. Total, 319. Knights' Arms.—J. Deeble, 28; J. Dare, 22: O. Howe, 24; A. Jones, 25; T. Burnell, 25; T. Thomas, 20: W. Comley, 26; J. Thomas, 28; T. Lewis, 26: C. James, 23; J. H. Thomas, 19; Chestor, 19. Total, 285. MAESTEG v. OGMORE VALE. The opening shoot of the Maesteg Club was brought off on Saturday last, their opponents being Ogmore Vale. Scores: Maesteg.—J. J. Martyn, 67; D. J. Griffiths, 66; J. H. Boucher, 67; H. A. Staples, 64; Sergt. Dyne, 64; Col.-Sear-t. Payne, 68; W. Llewellyn, 66; J. King Mar- tyn, 67. Total, 529. Ogmore: W. Moss, 67; 0. Hartland, 68; H. Leighfield, 65; A. Burford, 65; G. Burt, 64; G. Berryman, 66; C. Berryman. 65; R. Foulkes, 65. Total, 525. A second shoot was afterwards held, when Maesteg put up the very fine score of 537, out of a possible 560. To this Boucher con- tributed a well centred possible of 70. Og- more made 509. VICTORIAN v. WYNDHAM. Shot on Tuesday. Victorian John Thomas, 25; W. Duplaw, 17; J. Harris, 28; C. Salway, 23; F. All- cock, 27; W. Howard, 24; E. Ridgway, 31; H. Hilton, 25; G. Lott, 31; D. W. Morgan, 26; Ivor Mordecai, 25; D. Davies, 26. Total, 307. Wyndham: John Gates, 33; David Wal- ters, 26; Lloyd, 19; Wm. Williams, 26; Thos. Edwards, 30; Richard Chubb, 24; Richard Lewis, 30; Jas. Snowden, 20; J. Edwards, 23; Enoch Rees, 27; W. Protheroe, 27; Lewis Gates, 18. Total, 305.
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u LOCAL NEWS. + (Continued from Page .:5.) WILL OF MRS. LLEWELLYN.—Mrs. Eleanor Llewellyn, of Court Colman, near Bridgend, who died on the 4th December last, aged 91 years widow of Mr. William Llewellyn, of Court Colman, left estate of the gross value •f £11,i39 15s. 10d., including personalty of the not value of £ 10,632 1& and piobat-e of her will, which is dated the 28th November, 1898, with a codicil of the 11th January, 1900, has been granted to the Venerable Frederic William Edmo Archdeacon of Liaodaff, of Nolton Co; 11, Bridgend, and Mr. Robert Loueher ^ht, of Tythe^ston Court, of each of whc i; for their services, the testator bequeatit £.:50. Mrs. Llew- ellyn bequeathed £ o('; 'ch to her godsons, Hopkin Llewellyn p. ird and Alexander Chamberlain Shephei -i JE100 to her niece, Florence Ellen Nicholl; £ 50 to her niece, Catherine Mary Knight, £ 50_to her niece, Frances Turbervill Knight; £.50 each to her nieces Emma Catherine. Cecilia Mary, Mary Isabella, and Katherine Marion, daughters of the Venerable Archdeacon Henry Lynch Biosse; to St. John's Church, Tondu; jE;5 to her maid, Ellen Francis; £20 to her old nurse, Jane Llewellyn; and the residue of her estate, subject to other provisions, to her children. WSSLSY SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The annual winter treat took place on January 16th, when some 250 scholars sat down to an exoellent tea. The following ladies presided over the different tables :—Mesdames, G. E. Davies, Gaylard, Schofield, Boulter, House, John Lewis, Rhys, and the Misses Jenkins, Bevan, Buckley, Hill, and Savigar. After a re-arrangement of the room, a very pleasant hour's entertainment was provided, arranged by Mr. Morgan Davies. Mr. W. House oc- cupied the chair, and the following scholars ebly acquitted themselves in the rendering of the different items set against their names:—Solos, Misses Gerty Salter, Olive Thomas, Maggie Thomas, E. Godwin, F. John, Olive Gard, Ethel Schofield, Frances Allen, Cyril Godwin; and recitations. Masters Christy Roberts, Archie Wallington, and Harry Pickering. The Rev. R. Odery addressed the meeting and read a prize list entitling those scholars who had punctually and regularly attended during the year to a well selected book. The feature of the meeting was the dismantling of a heavily- iaden Christmas tree. all present being given a valuable prize, and in the distribution thereof some hearty laughter was provoked at the articles received by some of the reci- pients. The thanks of the officers are heartily given to those who 90 kindly contri- buted towards the cost of providing the treat, and also to Mr. Boulter for his gift of a box of oranges. N.U.T.—A well attended .meeting of flie Bridgend and District Teachers' Association was held at the Bridgend Council Schools on Saturday afternoon, under the presidency of Miss E. E. Lloyd, P.T. Centre Tondu. The secretary (Mr. T. C. Sloman, Bridgend) gave a brief survey of the past year's work. The association is now a hundred strong, and the financial statement shows a balance on the right side. On the proposition of Mr. T. C. Jones, it was decided to pay the associa- tion's proportion of the expenses incurred by the Shrewsbury Conference, and the follow- ing names were nominated for the Glamorgan County Association:—Vice-presidency, Mr. W. Pennant, Pontycymmer; treasurer. Mr. Philip Thomas, Neath secretary, Mr. E. C. Wilmott, Cardiff. The following delegates were selected to represent the Association at the annual N.U.T. Conference to be held at Oxford at Easter:—Miss E. E. Lloyd, Tondu; Miss Dodwell, Merthyrmawr; Miss Walters-, Bridgend; Messrs. E. Edwards, T. C. Jones, D. C. Williams. T. C. Sloman. T. E. Evans and Jno. Jenkins, J.P. Mr. Ed- ward Edwards, Ogmore, put forward the case on behalf of the Ogmore and Garw Group of Teachers for permission to separate them- selves from the parent association of Bridg- end. and after expressions of regret for the inevitable severance by Messrs. D. H. Price, Jno. Jenkins, and W. J. Griffin, it was unanimously decided to grant their re- quest. Much sorrow was expressed by several of the members upon losing from their midst Mr. W. Picton. of Aberavon, who had been a member of the Briagend Association for 22 years. ORGAX RECITAL.—A musical treat was afforded those who attended the organ re- cital at Nolton Church on Monday evening. The recital was given by Mr. D. Howells, organist of the church, who was assisted by Mr. T. J. Davies. a well-known tenor of Cardiff, and Mr J. Rees. a rising violinist, of Port Talbot. There was a satisfactory at- tendance, and the Rector (Rev. E. S. Roberts) officiated, the curate (Rev. M. C. Gower Williams) also being present. An offertoire by Collin made a suitable prologue to an interesting programme. Mr. J. Rees then gave Pappini's "Stradella," which gave him the opportunity to dioplay his maste -y of the difficult instrument at his command. Later on he gave Handel's wonderful "Largo." his rendering of which was much admired. Mr. Howells played with beauti- ful conception Greig's Morning"—a delight- fully fresh piece descriptive of feelings asso- ciated with the break of dawn, and he was just as happv in his rendering of Clark's pretty Chorus of Angels." A difficult noc- turne by Chopin was brilliantly executed, but it was in that marvellous composition of Lott's—" The Storm"—that Mr. Howells found his greatest opportunity in bringing out the resources of the splendid instrument over which he presides. Mr. T. J. Davies appeared twice. and gave the following exoerpts. from Mendelssohn, recit. "Ye people rend yonr hearts" and air If with all your hearts" and from Haydn, recit "And God created man" and air "In native wo-th. The recital was considered a complete suc- cess. OILPAINTINGS ABLAZE. A fire occurred on Saturday night in a sho-p in Adare-street, in which an exhibition of oilpaintings had been held for two or three weeks. It apoears that the premises were locked up about 9 o'clock, and shortly after- wards some passers-by noticed that the shop was full of smoke, and some oilpaintings in the centre were ablaze. The alarm was at once given, and the police acquainted with the outbreak. Inspector Benjamin Evans. Sergt. W. David, and P.C.'s Henry and Pokom attended- an entrance was forced, and water, which was brought in buckets, was thrown on the burning pictures which were now well alight. Police and civilians worked with Mich perseverance that in a short time the fire was extinguished, but not before a great deal of damage had been done. Some firemen attended with hose and reel, but their services were not required. It is stated that the damage, which is covered by insurance, amounts to several hundred pounds. EVENING CLASSES COMMITTEE. A meeting of the committee for the Bridg- end area was held at the Council Schools, Bridgend, on Monday, when there were pre- I sent Mr. H. J. Randall (chairman), Mr. Rees Rees, Rev. R. Williams, Mr. Morgan Strad- ling, R^ev. O. Davies, Rev. T. M. Williams, Miss Phillips, Rev. J. Jones, Rev. J. H. Williams, Mr. Griffith Edwards, Mr. T. J. Davies, with the secretary (Mr. W. Edward Walters). Higher Education of Working Classes.— The Chairman reported that owing to the in- tervention of the holidays nothing had been done in this matter, but he hoped to be in a position to make a report to the next meet- ing. Entrance Fees, 1905-6.—The Secretary pro- duced the suggestions received so far from the teachers as to suitable books, and a Rnall committee was appointed to make a final choice. Abandoned Classes.—It was resolved to press the County Committee to make some payment to teachers who had attended the opening night or subsequent nights of classes which were afterwards abandoned through lack of students. i Non-Provided Schools.—It was reported that the. County Committee now wished to altet the terms for the occupation of these schools for evening classes, and that there was a danger of some difficulty arising as to lighting, etc., while new terms were being arranged. It was resolved to ask the County Committee to see that the welfare of the students was not interfered with dur- ing the negotiations.
A severe eathquake shock, lasting from 8 to 10 seconds, was felt at Chiefti Jermo and Reeanati at 1.25 on Thursday morning.
bKiOiibiM) YOLUiVlttk BALL. The annual ball promoted by the Bridgend Detachment of the 2nd V.B. Welsh was held on Tuesday nirrnt, and proved to be of a very successful character. Altiiough the attend- ance was not so large as had been expected, it was considerably above the average. The Drill-hall of the detachment, which had been tastefully decorated uy the Sergeants of the company, was utilised as usual for dancing, and the floor was in capital condition. The Artillery hall, kindly lent for the occasion, served the purposes of cloak-rooms, refresh- ment rooms, etc., the two halls being con- nected by means of a temporary corridor erected in front of the buildings. The ar- rangements were in every respect excellent, and reflected credit on the committee, namely, Sergt. J. E. Daniel and Corporal E. Miles (secretaries). Sergt.-Inst. Foster (trea- surer), Col.-Sergt. Henry Abbott, Sergt. Alex Mark, Sergt. George Jones, Sergt. P. Vin- cent, Corpl. Tom Lewis, and Sergt. George Pennell. Dancing commenced at 9 o'clock, and was vigorously continued until 4.1.), a capital programme of music being carried out by the Excelsior String Band, ably con- ducted by Mr. Tom Honkins. The M.C.'s were Sergts. J. E. Daniel and George Jones, and the committee acted as stewards. Those present included. Misses Allen, Llwyn Celyn: Miss M. Atkins, Col.-Sergt. and Mrs. Abbott, Private J. Ace; Miss Bird, Miss L. Bowen, Private xienjamin, Mr. Beeson, Mr. Evan Brown; Miss Collins, Miss Cole, Mr. Chas. Corbett: Miss Davies (Heol- ymynydd). Mrs. L. Davies, Miss Edith Davies, Miss Ada Davies, Mr. T. Davies, Mr. D. Davies, Mr. H. Davies, Mr. W. David. Private Stanley Davies; Private T. and Mrs. Elias; Miss E. Gronow, Mrs. Gilbert, Miss Lily Griffiths, Mr. Gregory, Mr. Gallantry; Miss Hookaway, Miss A. Hopkins. Miss D. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. S. Hopkins, Private and Mrs. Hapgood; Private, and Mrs. James, Miss James. Miss Jones, Mr. Alec Jones, Private H. A. Jarvis. Lance-Corpl. T. Jen- kins Sergt.-Major and Mrs. King. Miss J. McKenzie: Miss N. Lloyd, Miss Llewellyn. Miss E. Lloyd. Miss L. Lloyd, Mr. W. E. Loveluck, Trooper W. R. Loughor, Mr. J. E. Lough or: Mr. J. McLellan. Mr. A. Miles. Mr. J. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. F. Nicholls, Miss M. A. Norris: Miss Oliver: Mrs. Pitt, Private T. and Miss Phillins. Trooper Payne, Mr. G. Peate: Miss Rvall. Mr. John Rose: Miss Staples, Mr. Summers; Misses M. Thomas. C. Thomas, and K. Thomas. Trooper W. E. Thomas, Mr. W. Treharne: Mr. and Mrs. Venn Mr. Wm. Watkins, Mr. Webber, Mr. W. Waddin<rtou, Mr. Wheeler. Private T. Williams, Mr. W. H. Williams.
THE NOMINATIONS. A large number of Federation lodges in the Mid-Glamorgan constituency have now sent in their nominations for a Parliamen- tary Labour candidate. Up to the present Mr. Vernon Hartshorn, miners' agent for the Maesteg district, is easily first favourite, all the lodges in his district naving forwarded nominations in his favour. Air. Alfred Onions, treasurer of the South Wales Miners' Federation, comes next with two nomina- tions, and other nominees were Mr. D. Watts Morgan, miners' agent (Rhondda) and Mr. J. H. Gardiner. checkweigher of the Britannic Colliery, Gilfach Goch. The members of the Darran Colliery, Pontycymmer, have de- clined to make any nomination, as t "y con- sider Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C., a Me;; or who cannot be improved upon. Sevel. lodges have not yet met to consider the matter. The following is the list of nomina ions up- to date, so far as can be ascertained — MR. VERNON HARTSHORN—Avon, Abergwynfi Caerau; Coegnant; Tygwynbach; Maesteg Deep; No. 9; Garth Llangynwyd; Maes- teg-Meerthyr Tonhir; Bryn; Argoed and Cvnon Golden Vein (all in the Maesteg District): Ffaldau, Pontycymmer; and Ocean, Nantymoel. MR. ALFRED ONIONS.—Aber, Ogmore Vale, and Dinas Main, Gilfach Goch. 11R. D. WATTS MORGAN—Wyndham, Nanty- moel. MR. J. H. GARDNER.-Britannic, Gilfach Goch.
+- DATE OF THE POLL. Mr. D. T. Williams (deputy clerk to the Ogmore and Garw Council), having received a demand signed by 100 ratepayers, is ar- ranging a poll of the electors of the district on the subject of promoting a Bill in Parlia- ment for the erection of a bridge at Gilfach and the acquisition, extension and improve- ment of the electric light undertaking of the Ogmore, and the water works of the Ogmore and Gilfach Valleys. The poll, which will take place on February 4th, will be con- ducted on precisely the same lines as an elec- tion of councillors, and the polling districts will be identical with those for the purpose of ordinary elections.
BLAENGARW. Banquet and Smoker.—On Monday at the Dunraven Hotel a banquet and smoker was held in connection with the Blaengarw branch of Enginemen, Stokers, and Surface Craftsmen's Association. There was a good muster of members, and a very excellent spread was provided. Afterwards a capital programme of music, etc., was carried out. Mr. Wm. Hopkins, agent, Pontypridd, pre- sided, and the artistes included Messrs. Thos. Edwards, John Morgan, Wm. Hopkins (agent), LI. Evans, and Frank Davies. the ac- companist being Mr. Jones, Blaengarw. Mr. Wm. Ingram delighted the company with his parlour entertainment.
Teams for To-morrow. BRIDGEND ARTILLERY v. ASYLUM SPRINGBOKS. At Sunnyside Ground. Artillery: Back, Tom David; threequar- ters, Bert Hapgood, Jack Hughes, Phil Pur- nell, and A. Burnett; half-backs, H. Davies and J. A. Davies; forwards, selected from, E. Willis (capt.), G. Gould, W. Macdonald, E. Quinland, W. Dodd, T. John, B. Huseey, W. Quinland, and E. Hopkins. Asylum Springboks: Back, A. Thomas; threequarters, J. Davies, R. Urch, A. Brown and W. Colerick; half-backs, W. Roberts (capt.) and W. Roberts; forwards, selected from, G. Roberts, C. Hambury, S. lies, W. Davidson, W. Bryant, T. Fry, F. Turner, E. Warren. Referee, Mr. E. Deere. BRIDGEND v. ABERAVON. At Aberavon. Bridgend: Back, W. Pennell; threequar- ters (selected from), Tom Matthews (capt.), Rev. Alcwyn S. Jones, W. J. Griffiths, Dai Griffiths, and Gwilym Hopkins; half-backs, Jenkin Hopkins and W. Jenkins; forwards (selected from), Tom Griffiths, E. James, W. Gronow, Ben Gronow, J. Chilcott, T. Guild- ford, Sam Bevan, T. Morgan, T. Davies, and A. Richards. Train leaves at 1.45.
THE PARLIAMENTARY LEVY. -m_+- -u- Mr. J. Littlejohns presided on Friday eve- ning at a meeting of the representatives of the Conservative Clubs interested in the Parliamentary Levy Test Case, which was held at the Central Conservative Working Men's Club, Cardiff. It was agreed that, accepting the advice of their solicitor, they would make no fur- ther appeal in the case of Steele v. Miners' Federation, but instructed their legal ad- visers to take further legal action on differ- ent lines.