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MAESTi# « DISTRICT GAZMTE. Success of a Maesteg ijaw Student.—The list of successful candidates at the January Final Law Examination of the Law Society inoludes the name of Mr. J. T. Roes, eon of Mr Isaac Rees, Haydn House, Maesteg. illr Rees was articled to Sir. B. W. King, solici- tor, Penarth, and intends practising at Car- diff. Marriage.—At the Registry Office, Bridg- end, on Tuesday, Mr. idris Saunders, butcher, of Nantyffyllon, was married to Miss Catherine- John, daughter of Mr. David John, the genial landlord of the Duffryn Hotel, Spelters. After the ceremony, the party left Bridgend en route for Gardift, where the honeymoon was spent. Gronfa.-The Rev. Towyn Jones, of Glan- amman, is this week visiting the Welsh Con- gregational Churches on behalf of the Con- gregational Union of Wales in connection with Gronfa. He preached an eloquent sermon at Zoar Chapel on Sunday morning, and at Oarmel in the evening, and during the week visited the other churches in the district. St. Cynfelin's Church, Caerau. On Wed- nesday evening a lantern service was held in St. Cynfelin's Church at 6.30, when sixteen slides, by Tissot, on the "Life of Christ were shown. There were about 200 child- ren present. There was another service for adults at 7.30. The lantern was manipu- lated by Mr. T. Hunt, and the addresses on the pictures were delivered by the Rev. Rhys Davies. Obituary.—The funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, wife of Mr. John Phillips, of Bank-street, Maesteg, took place on Mon- day afternoon at the Llangynwyd Burial Grounds. The deceased, who was 55 years of age. was a native of Maesteg, being a daughter of the late Mr. Henry Loe, station- master, of Fontyrhil, and Mr. James Lee, engine-driver under the Maesteg District Council. The Rev. Iorwerth Jones, Bethania, officiated. Fair.-The annual February FlanRel and Pleasure Fair was held at Maesteg on Mon- day and Tuesday. Special trains were run on the Great Western and Port Talbot Rail- ways. and crowds of people from the adjoin- ing districts availed thmselves of the oppor- tunity to buy flannel at a cheap rate. Pleas- ure seekers were catered for by a variety of amusements, one of the most popular being a. lighthouse." A large quantity of flannel of every description was consigned to the grounds, and the dealers were fairly busy throughout the fair. The fair generally was quite a success. R.A.O.B.-An interesting ceremony was performed at the Victoria Hotel on January 31st. the occasion being the raising of Primo Solomon Joseph to the degree of K.O.M. There were present" Sir" Nicholas Machie- bello, R.O.H., Penarth; "Sir" John Gard- ner, K.O.M., Cardiff and Sir J. Curtis, K.O.M., Maesteg, and numerous Primos and Brethren belonging to various lodges of the Maesteg district. The ceremony was per- formed by "Sir" J. Gardner, assisted by Sir" N. Maebiebello, the former remarking that he was pleased to know the members of the Victoria lodge were about to do honour to the most deserving" Buff" in the district. A Compensation Case. — At Bridgend County Court on January 31st, Mr. Evan E. Davies made an application in the matter of Margaret Murphv, deceased, formerly of 91 Commercial-street, Maesteg, whose husband died on November 30th, 1905, as the result of an accident, and who was awarded compensa- 0 L l tion. Mrs. Murphy had received instal- ments of the compensation money for the benefit of the children, and the present ap- plication was that Thos. Murphy, one of the brothers, should receive the instalments on behalf of Ellen Murphy ¡aged 19) and Edward Murphy (aged 13). His Honour complied with the application, but ordered a fresh ap- plication when Ellen had reached the age of 21 and Edward 13. Wedding.— ine xtev. D. T. Griffith, B.A., Pentre, itnonaaa, son of the late Rev. S. Griffith and Mrs. Griffith, Llwyn Oil, Maes- teg, has been wuuUeu Lo Miss Lena Gwenllian u Grey, fifth daughter of the late Mr. David Grey, mining engineer, Maesteg. The cere- mony took ",1, S". James's Church, Swansea, anu was periormed by the Rev. Canon Lewis, K.D., assisted by the Rev. S. Jackson, vicar oi iiian^ynwyd. The bride, who was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. Henry uenner, Ard Cluan House, Swan- sea. was attired in a costume of cream cloth,' and wore a cream left hat. The bridesmaid, Miss Gwenno Henner, niece of the bride, was attired in wiaie and blue. The duties of best man were carried out by the Rev. D. Phillips, JreiiLit;. reception was after- wards held at Ard Cluan House, and amongst others present were the Rev. the Hon. Talbot Rice, the itevs. Canon Lewis, Stephen Jack- son, and D. Phillips, Mrs. and Miss Griffith, Maesteg, and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Grey, Maesteg. Death of An Old Inhabitant-.—We regret to record the ueath of Mrs. Hannah Griffiths, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Griffiths, of Grove-street, Nantyliyllon, which occurred at the advanced age of 78 years. The de- ceased lived with her son-in-law and daugh- ter, Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard, of Bridgend- road. She was a native of Cilgerran, Car- diganshire, and came to Maesteg in 1859, when she entered the service of Mr. Morgan Evans, of Geliilenor 1 awr Farm. A few years later she married Mr. '1 iiomas Griffiths, at Penyfai, and removed to Nantyffyllon. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Thursday lasie week, the inter- ment being made at Salem Churchyard. The Rev. Iorwerth Jones officiated at the house, and the Rev. D. lJ. Howells, Salem, at the graveside. The chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard (daughter and son-in- law), Mr. Owen Griffiths, Bush Farm, Pem- brokeshire (brother-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Rees, of Cymmer, Porth (sister and brother- in-law to Mr. Pritchard), Mrs. W. David, Maesteg (sister to Mr. Pritchard), Mr. Ben Jo les, Mountain Ash (cousin); Mr. David '.vans, Skewen (cousin); Messrs, D. Jones id Davies, Glyncorrwg (cousins), Mrs. D. Matthias and daughter, Glyncorrwg. A telegram was received from Dr. Gomer Lewis, of Swansea, expressing his sympathy with the bereaved family, and regretting inability to attend the funeral. It may here be men- tioned that Dr. Gomer Lewis resided with the deceased for 11 years daring his ministry at Salem. HOSPITAL WANTED. A meeting was held at Maesteg on Tuesday to consider the advisability of establishing a Cottage Hospital in the town. The meet- ing was convened by the District Council, and there was a representative attendance. Mr. J. P. Gibbon, J.P., who was elected to the chair, spoke in favour of the proposal, which he thought would meet with the sup- port of tradesmen, workmen, and colliery owners. Mr. Evan Williams said the tradesmen would support the scheme, and Mr. Llewellyn and Mr. Leake also spoke in its favour. Mr. Vernon Hartshorn (miners' agent) oould not make any definite promise before putting the question before the men, but he had no doubt that they would give their sup- port. It was decided, on the proposition of Mr. John Thomas, a Labour representative on the Council, that a committee be formed to inquire into the ways and means of estab- lishing a hospital. Nineteen members were appointed on the committee, seven represent- ing the workmen, six the tradesmen, and six the Council. Mr. R. Scale (clerk of the Council) acted as secretary pro. tem. PEARL ANNUAL DINNER. The annual dinner in connection with the staff of the Maesteg district of the Pearl Life Assurance Co. was held at the White Lion Hotel on Saturday evening, when about 40 sat down to an excellent repast provided by the hostess, Miss Davies. Amongst those present were Messrs. R. Lewis, general sup- erintendent W. Division, Swansea; T. Preeoe, Ordinary Inspector, Swansea; A. W. Jenkins, assistant general, Swansea; J. Lomas, Swansea; D. Griffiths, Swansea; D. Phillips, Brynmenin; T. Wales, Bridgend; and J. Jenkins, Maesteg (superintendents); P. D. Davies, Blaengarw J. Griffiths, Bryn- menin, P. Williams and Treherne, Bridgend; D. Merchard, T. J. Davies, and W. R. Dela- hay, Maesteg (assistant superintendents). After the cloth had been removed, Mr. R. Lewis, Swansea, took the chair, and very ably conducted a most enjoyable convivial meeting. The first item on the programme was a pianoforte solo, which was very ably rendered by Miss Morgan, after which the Chairman proposed The King and Consti- tution," which was heartily drank by the company. Then followed a humorous quar- tette by the Swansea Glee Society, which created roars of laughter. Mr. J. Lomas, Swansea, in proposing "The Pearl Life Assur- ance Company," said he was sure they were anxious to see the company making progress. To-day the company stood second to none in its progress and financial position, owing to the fact that the present directors had at one time been collectors themselves. It was unnecessary for him to go into figures, as they were well known to those present. After an amusing song had been rendered by Mr. D. Griffiths, Swansea, Mr. D. Griffiths, Brynmenin, responded to the toast in a few well chosen words. Mr. T. H. Crabb then gave a recitation, which was followed by a song by Mr. J. Lewis, Port Talbot. It fell to the lot of Mr. Lewis to propose The W. Division." He said he was pleased to see that some of the agents who worked for him when he had charge of Maesteg were now oc- cupying good positions under the company. The toast was coupled with the name of Mr. J. Lewis, Swansea, and drunk with musical honours. Mr. G. J. Jones then sang a song, which was followed by Mr. J. Lewis respond- ing to the toast of The W. Division." Mr. Lewis thanked the company for the eulogistic way in which the toast had been put for- ward, and in the course of a stirring speech, urged the agents to put more heart into their work. Mr. D. Griffiths again enter- tained the company with a comic song. At this juncture, Mr. J. Jenkins, Maesteg, pre- sented Mr. R. W. Delahay, also of Maesteg, with a fountain pen on the occasion of his promotion to assistant superintendent. Mr. Jenkins also responded to the toast of the Maesteg District" in a neat and pithy speech. The Ordinary Branch" was pro- posed by Mr. T. Wales, Bridgend, and re- sponded to by Mr. T. Preece (inspector). A recitation was given by Mr. P. D. Davies, Blaengarw, and a song by Mr. W. A. Jen- kins, Swansea, after which "The Assistants" was proposed by Mr. W. Dando, to which Messrs. T. J. Davies, D. Merchant, P. D. Davies, W. R. Delahay, J. Griffiths, P. Wil- liams, Treharne, and Richards responded. After a song by Mr. Treharne, The Press" was proposed by Mr. T. Preoce. A most en- joyable evening was brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem.
ECZEMA IS EASY TO CURE. To those who have been suffering for a long time from this distressing disease the above statement will be startling, but it is true. Here is evidence — Six years ago Doan's Ointment cured one of my daughters of eczema, and there has been no return whatever of the malady," says Mrs. M. A. Jenkins, 24 Graig-teiTace, Swansea. I think her lasting cure speaks well for the ointment. For a long time ) efore her cure my daughter suffered with sores which broke out on her skin. At length she got so bad that I was obliged to keep her from school. "Medical treatment failed to cure her, and I became very anxious. Then I heard of Doan's Ointment, and sent for some. A few applications of it made a great improve- ment, and one pot of this ointment was suffi- cient to completely cure my daughter. What is more, she has, as I have already said, re- mained cured." Not only eczema, but those terribly trying diseases piles, shingles, and other itching skin diseases are cured by Doan's Ointment. Would you like to have the best proof of all, your own personal experience? You can. in return for a penny stamp; send this to us (see below) with your name and ad- dress, and we will send you a useful sample by return. The price is two shillings and ninepence a pot (six pots for thirteen shillings and nine- pence). Of all chemists and stores, or post free on receipt of price, direct from Foster- McClellan Co., 8 Wells-street, Oxford-street, London, W. Be sure you pet the same kind of ointment as Mrs. Jenkins had.
a-- THE CASE FOR AN ADVANCE IN WAGES. The wages sub-committet. of the Executive Council of the South Wales Miners' Federa- tion met on Tuesday at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., presiding. The attendance also included Messrs. W. Brace. M.P., T. Richards, M.P., A. Onions, D. Watts Morgan, and Evan Thomas. The committee prepared the case to be placed be- fore the Conciliation Board on Saturday in support of the workmen's claim for an ad- vance of 5 per cent. in wages as and from March 1st next.
The Children like it Like what Why — Brown & Poison's "patent" Com Flour made with milk, whether as soup, or as hot Corn Flour pudding boiied or baked v served either Diain or with stewed apples or prunes. In this case the children like what likes them, and what is good for them.
For climbing over the union wall to drink some beer which a friend had brought him, an inmate of Bradford Workhouse was sen- tenced to fourteen day's imprisonment. Many examples of great achievement in enterprise, commerce, and finance are living among us now. the cause of whose power lies in their personality. New York Tribune."
MR. GRACES ACCOUNT AN ANIMATED JDI&GUSSION. The fortnightly meeting of the Porthcawl Urban District Council was held on Monday evening. Mr. W. J. Griffin, J.P., presided, and others present were Messrs. John Grace, David Jones, J. Elias (Nottage), Jas. Coombs, H. B. Comley, John Elias (Newton), J. L. Lambert, with the clerk ,Mr. E. T. David), the deputy clerk (Mr. W. Chorley), and the surveyor and inspector (Mr. Rhys W. Jones). THE LATE MR. BROGDEN. The Chairman proposed a vote of condo- lence with Mrs. and Miss Brogden in their sad bereavement through the death of Mr. James Broguen. lie said that there had occasionally ueen disagreements between the Council and the Brogden Estate, but he ventured to say, on behalf of the Council, that there had never at any time been any personal feeling between tnem, the disagree- ments being purely in connection with mat- ters of business. The members of the Coun- cil fully recognised all that Mr. Jas. Brogden and his family had done in connection with the development of Porthcawl. Mr. Coombs seconded the motion, which was carried in silence, all present standing. FENTON PLACE. Mr. G. F. Lambert, architect and surveyor, Bridgend, wrote that he had forwarded to the surveyor notice of the completion of the works carried out in Jb enton-place, the com- mencement of which was notified in Septem- ber last. Having regard to the attitude taken up by the Council with respect to Vic- toria Avenue, he asked that they should write acknowledging the supervision of the works by the surveyor, and also the comple- tion of the same in accordance with the plans deposited with the Council and approved by them. He made the request with a view to preventing misunderstanding in the future. Mr. Comley moved, and Mr. Jones secon- ded, that the letter be referred to the Works Committee. Mr. Lambert: May I ask whether any in- structions have been given to the surveyor by the Works Committee? The Chairman I don't think so. Mr. Grace Certainly they have. Mr. Jones: I should say not for the infor- mation of anyone outside. Mr. Lambert: I ask as a member of the Council. The Chairman: We have only instructed the surveyor to keep a record of the work done. The motion was carried. THE COUNCIL'S YARD. Messrs. Bowerman and Forwood, solicitors, London, wrote that they had heard from the receiver appointed on behalf of the mort- gagees of the Porthcawl Estate that the Council were in occupation of stables and yard at the rear of Seabank. They did not know anything about the Council's tenancy be- yond what the Receiver had stated, but they wished to explain that Seabank House, with stable and gardens, were let by Mrs. Brogden to the Esplanade Hotel Co. on a yearly ten- ancy from the 21st October, 1904, determin- able by six morions' notice on either side. The tenancy of the Company was determined by the receiver by notice to quit on October 21st, 1906. They presumed that the Coun- cil were let into occupation by the Esplanade Company, and if so, the notice which was served on the Company would operate to ter- minate the Council's tenancy. They im- agined that the Company did not give notice to the Council on receipt of notice from the receiver as they should have done. They asked for particulars of the tenancy, and if the Council desired to remain in occupation for a short time longer, they would take the receiver's instructions. The Council resolved to consider the mat- ter with the clerk in committee. ST. MARY-STREET. The Council again considered further cor- respondence with regard to the plans sub- mitted by Mr. J. H. Thomas of four houses in St. Mary-street, a dispute having arisen with regard to the land, while Mr. Thomas also il asked to bring out the line of front- age." The Works Committee recommended that Mr. Thomas be informed that the Coun- cil could not agree to the plans either as to a proposed diversion of a sewer which runs through the property or to the proposed line of frontage. After a long discussion, the motion was carried, Messrs. Elias (Nottage), D. Jones, and Lambert dissenting. SLAUGHTER-HOUSE. Mr. Leyshon Harding submitted plans for a slaughter-house and applied for a license. On the motion of Mr. Comley, the plans were passed, and the application granted. ENGINEERS' hjbES. Messrs. John Taylor, Sons, and Santo Crimp, the Council's water engineers, for- warded an account including £ 71 os. 6d. com- mission t40 16s. 6d. out-of-pocket expen- ses and t2 17s. 9d. The Finance Commit- tee had considered the matter, and recom- mended the Council to pay the amount. Mr. Elias (Newton) moved the adoption of the recommendation, and Mr. Grace seconded. Mr. Jones opposed the motion; as he thought the Council should have detailed particulars of the item out-of-pocket expen- ses." Could they fancy a tradesman paying an account without knowing what on earth it was for ? He did not say that the amount was not due. Mr. Comley also opposed, and remarked that if members of the late Water Committee did not know what the amount was for, other members could not be expected to. Mr. Jones rose and heatedly repudiated the attack on the water committee." The Chairman promptly ruled him out of order, but Mr. Jones persisted in speaking amid loud cries of Order" and Chair." The Chairman said Mr. Jones might be in his position some time. and then he would like members to accept his ruling. Mr. Jones: Mr. Comley has to be thanked for these things. The motion was carried, Mr. Jones and Mr Comley dissenting. COUNCILLOR'S ACCOUNT. The Finance Committee, having considered a letter from Mr. Grace refusing the cheque for £1 15s. in respect of an account for car- riage hire, recommended that the cheque be left in the hands of the clerk. Mr. Elias (Newton) proposed the adoption of the recommendation. Mr. Comley said he could see no justifica- tion for leaving the cheque in the clerk's hands for an indefinite period. He sug- gested that the cheque be cancelled. He was sorry to again raise the matter, but this might be used as a precedent; it was a most unusual procedure. The Chairman hoped Mr. Comley was not going to raise the old bone of contention. Mr. Comley said Mr. Grace had refused the cheque, and they had no alternative but to cancel it. Mr Elias (Nottage1): Explain why you have changed your mind since the last meeting of the Finance Committee. Mr. Comley: I have not changed- Mr. Elias: You have. Mr. Comley: I expressed no opinion at the committee meeting. Mr. Elias (Newton): It is time this matter closed. Mr. Comley knows very well what was in the minds of the committee. It is a legal payment due to Mr. Grace, and if it is possible to pay him, I for one will do my best in that direction. Mr. Comley had remained standing while Mr. Elias spoke, and, addressing the Chair- man, he said When I have a chance I will finish, Mr. Chairman." The Chairman: I took it from your long pause that you had finished. Mr. Elias (Newton): It is a pity to bring this question before the public continually. Mr. Comley: I have never said that the payment was illegal. Mr. Grace realises the position in which he would be placed, and prefers refusing the cheque to taking any other course. Mr. Grace: Nothing of the sort. Mr. Comley: The clerk has reported to the Council that this would be an illegal pay- ment. I disagree entirely with the clerk's opinion. The Act of Parliament simply stages that a person shall be disqualified from being a member of a Council if he is con- cerned in any bargain or contract entered into with the Council—or any work done. Mr. Elias (Newton): Very well. That puts you out because of the bag of cement, for which you have been paid. Mr. Comley Not at all. Mr. Elias: Oh, yes. Mr. Comley: I take it that Mr. Grace pre- fers to lose the amount rather than do- Mr. Grace: Mr. Grace is not going to lose the amount at all. He has had the offer of three gentlemen to pay the amount, and the clerk may be added- ("Order.") Mr. Comley If that is so, the best thing is to cancel the cheque. The Chairman I hope members will not introduce personalities. Mr. Grace I thought the cesspool had all gone. Mr. Coombs: It was our legal adviser who gave Mr. Grace's man the order for the car- riage when Mr. Grace was ill, and if the Council are not going to pay it, I suggest that the clerk should pay it. (Laughter.) Mr. Elias (Newton): And we shall have to pay the clerk. Mr. Coombs: It's no use talking about it. The inspector of the Local Government Board had to go to Craig-yr-Aber, and he couldn't walk there. Mr. Elias (Nottage) moved that the cheque be accepted back and cancelled. The clerk had declared the payment of the account to be technically illegal. He failed to under- stand the attitude of certain members who turned round on the decision of the com- mittee at which they were present. (Mr. Comley: "I beg to differ.") He thought the so-called economists should object to pro- posals in committee and not in public. (Mr. Comley Nothing of the kind.") The Chairman I hope members will not quibble. We don't want warmth in the dis- cussion. Later the Chairman spoke in support of the recommendation of the oom- mittee. Though, he said, there was a tech- nical point which might be taken, the Coun- cil were morally bound to pay the cheque. His sense of duty compelled him to vote for the payment of the cheque, and the commit- tee proposed that it be handed to the clerk for the time oeing, so that a way of dealing with the matter in a proper way might be w i considered. The amendment was defeated on the cast- ing-vote of the Chairman, those voting for it being Messrs. Grace, Elias (Nottage), Com- ley, and Lambert. Mr. D. Jones protested against Mr. Grace voting. The Chairman Mr. Grace may vote. Mr. Jones: He cannot vote; it is a per- sonal matter. The Chairman I am advised that he can vote against a. payment to himself, but not in favour of it. Mr. Grace: Why didn't Mr. Jones oppose when I moved a motion on the subject the other day? The motion was, after some further dis- cussion, carried, with four dissentients Messrs. Grace, Elias (Nottage), Comley, and Lambert.
Air Rifle Shooting. ST. FAGAN'S v. OGMORE VALE. This match in the Welsh Miniature Rifle League, took place at Ogmore on Saturday. Both teams are well up in the league table, having only lost one match each, so that a keen contest was expected. Towards the finish the contest became exciting, as Ogmore only led by two points when the last pair went on to shoot, the result hung in the balance until the last shot. The homesters were the victors by three points. J. Mason again shot well for the Saints, just missing a "possible" by one point,'H. Leighfield and P.C Holley doing likewise for Ogmore. Scores: Ogmore Vale: R. Foulkes, 63; W. Berry- man, 65; C. Berryman, 62; H. Leighfield. 69; O. Hartland, 65; A. E. Marks, 67; P.C. Holley, 69; J. Tuck, 67. Total. 532. St. Fagan's: J. Mason, 69; W. Edmunds, 66; R. J. Mason, 68; W. G. Evans. 64; J. Reed. 66; H. A. Pettigrew. 63; A. Webber, 67 W. H. Yea, 66. Total, 529.
BEAR INN. LLANHARRY v WHITE LION. BRIDGEND. At the range of the first-mentioned club. Bear Inn: F. Austin, 30; J. Ambury, 27; L. Yorath, 20; J. Dodd, 24; J. Johns, 26; W. Wiglev, 27: B. Parsons, 26; A. Weaver, 26; G. Ambury, 28; W. Ambury, 28; J. Austin, 22; R. Salter, 30. Total, 314. White Lion: W. Lewis, 29; W. Thomas, 32; R. James, 28; O. Lewis, 29; P. Morris, 27: J. Morgan, 28; G. Hitt, 27; E. Bar- rington, 26; W. Parkins, 22; R. L. Davies, 26; J. Evans, 33; T. Lewis, 30. Total, 337.
WHITE LION, BRIDGEND, v. KNIGHT'S ARMS, PORTHCAWL. At the range of the first-mentioned club. White Lion: W. Lewis, 30; P. Morris, 28; W. Thomas, 31; R. James. 30; O. Lewis, 25; W. Parkins, 31; C. Pelfrey, 29; E. Barrington, 27; R. L. Davies, 30; 1. Davies, 29; J. Evans, 28; T. Lewis, 31. 349. Knight's Arms: B. Jones, 24; A. Jones, 22; J. 0. Thomas, 25; G. Schuster, 27; T. David, 26; J. Deeble, 27; T. Lane, 19; T. Lewis, 22; O. Howe, 25; V. Williams, 25; T. Barnes, 24; J. Lewis, 27. Total, 293.
PORTHCAWL CENTRALS v. MR. LANES TEAM. Porthcawl Centrals: T. Burnell, 29; W. Comley, 27; A. Davies, 30; W. Lewis, 24; E. Howell, 27; A. Rees, 26; R. I. Johns, 28; J. N. Turner, 22; E. Osman, 29; Theo. Burnell, 27; E. Wilkins. 19; J. T. Dare, 22; Total, 310. Mr. Lane's Team J. Lewis, 26; A. Jones, 27; H. Cook, 23; Ed. John. 25; William Johns, 21; C. Hookway, 24; J. Thomas, 30; T. Lane, 28; O. Howe. 29; Tom Thomas, 22; R.. Anderson, 25; W. Deeble, 25. Total, 305.
VICTORIAN, MAESTEG, v. BLAEN- LLYNFI. At the Victoria Hotel. Maesteg. Victorian: F. Wallcock. 24; J. R. Mor- gan, 27; D. W. Morgan. 27: H. Elwood, 27 H. Helton, 24; G. Lott. 28; R. Rees, 24; G. Ridgway, 28; W. Davies, 26; J. Harris, 33; J. Mordecai, 22: W. Dupplaw, 25. Total. 315. Blaenllynfi S. Jones, 25: J. Cook. 25; O. Parry, 18; C. Cross. 22: R. John, 22; A. Lewis. 23; J. Reed, 7; R. Phillips, 26; W. Harris, 29; W. H. Evans. 19: M. Beynon. 26; T. Oook. 19. Total, 261.
PENYBONT DISTRICT COUNCIL. The. Penybont Rural District Council met at Bridgend on Saturday for the transaction of sanitary business. Mr. Thomas Rees, J.P., presided, and also present were Messrs. Griffith Edwards, J. G. Loveluck, T. Butler, Edward Hopkin, Daniel Samuel, T. J. Davies, J. 1. D. Nicholl, W. Lewis, Rev. H. Eynon Lewis, with the clerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox), the engineer (Mr. J. Hurley), and other officials. MILK SHOPS. The Clerk placed before the Council the Dairies, Cow-sheds and Milk Shops Order, which had been submitted to the Local Gov- ernment Board. -Air. Nicholl moved that the regulations be adopted, and that the seal of the Council be affixed thereto. Mr. Griffith Edwards seconded, and it was ■ agreed to. I KENFIG HILL SEWERAGE. Mr. G. Lipscomb (agent to the Margam Estate) wrote: Most of the houses on the Margam Estate at Kenfig Hill are leasehold premises, and as your District Council get the benefit of the whole of the rateable value, it is only reasonable that your Council should give the ratepayers some return in the shape of a proper system of drainage. I can undertake so far as Miss Talbot is concerned to make no difficulties with regard to the necessary easements, outfall works, etc. The charge for such easements, etc., would be merely a nominal one. Your request that Miss Talbot should bear a portion of the ex- penses of your scheme is hardly reasonable. It is clearly the duty of the Council to drain this growing district. If the expense is heavy and Miss Talbot cares to assist, it will be for her to say." Mr. T. J. Davies proposed that the letter be referred to the Kenfig Hill Sewerage Com- mittee, and this was carried. PARC GWYLLT DRAINAGE. The secretary to the Local Government Board forwarded notice that the Ptenybont Main Sewerage Board had made an applica- tion for the issue of a Provisional Order for altering the Penybont Main Sewerage Order, 1897, so as to include Section 22 of the Pub- lic Health Act. 1875, among the statutory provisions defining the powers and obliga- tions of the Board. A local inquiry would be held as soon as other engagements would allow, by one of the Board's inspectors. It was stated that the proposed alteration in the Order was intended to deal with the Pare Gwyllt drainage. A CLAIM. Messrs. Vachell and Co., Cardiff, wrote that they had been consulted with reference to the drain and sewer constructed through Mr. Street's property at the back of the Tondu Arms. Mr. Street required to be compensated in respect of the sewer, man- holes, etc., as constant access was required to his property in order to attend to the manhole, and inconvenience was caused thereby. He asked for an annual acknow- ledgement in respect of this, and his solici- tors hoped that proper terms could be ar- ranged without resort to legal proceedings. On the motion of Mr. Penhale the matter was referred to the Newcastle Higher and Ynysawdre Parochial Committee. EDUCATION COMMITTEE S ARREARS. The Engineer reported that the Education Committee of the Glamorgan County Council were in arrears for water rents, namely, for Coity Higher Council School, £ 5 14s. 2d., due March 31st, 1903; Cefn Council School, 17s., due on December 31st, 1905. He had made repeated applications to Dr. J. James with regard to payment, and could get no satisfactory reply. The water supply to the schools should be discontinued unless the amounts were paid within a reasonable time, and proceedings should be taken for the re- covery of the money. The Clerk was instructed to write the Edu- cation Committee on the subject. WATER SUPPLY Mr. Erwyn W. Davies (sanitary inspector) reported that he had accompanied Mr. R. E. Middleton around the district on a tour of inspection of the sources of water supply. Mr. Middleton is the engineer engaged by the Glamorgan County Council to report upon the available sources of existing water supplies in the county. CWMFELIN SEWERAGE. Mr. Watkin Davies (inspector) stated that he had prepared the necessary specifications, qua-ntites, etc., for the Cwmfelin Sewerage Scheme, and he suggested that steps be taken to advertise for tenders and borrow the money required for the carrying out of the scheme. The suggestion was adopted. NOTIFICATIONS. Inspector W. J. Davies stated that a case of enteric fever had been notified during the month at Bryn-road. Kenfig Hill. imported from Maesteg). 2 cases of scarlet fever at Aberkenfig, and one case at Cefn Cribbwr. No notifications had been received in Mr. E. W. Davies's district during the month. DECLINING BIRTH RATE. Dr. Wyndham Randall (medical officer of health), in his report for the quarter ended December, 1906. stated that 110 births had been registred, which, on an estimated popu- lation of 16,120, gave an annual birth-rate of 27.21 per 1,000, compared with 34.18 in the preceeding quarter, and 32.28 in the corres- ponding quarter of last year, while it was 4.37 below the average for the last ten years. The deaths registered numbered 67 (exclusive of those at the asylum). The annual death- rate he calculated at 16.60 per 1,000 persons living, as compared with 15.96 for the pre- ceding and 15.76 for the corresponding quar- ters, and it was 1.26 above the average rate for the last ten years. Six of the deaths were due to the six principal zymotic dis- eases, the rate being 1.49 which was 0.13 be- low the average for the last ten years. Twelve deaths were of infants under one year of age, which was equal to annual rate of 109.09 per 1,000 births, as compared with 124.09 in the preceding, and 110.46 in the corresponding quarters, and 15.62 below the average rate for the last 10 years.
FOOTBALL. TONDU RANGERS v. PONTYCYMMER JUNIORS. This match was played at Tondu on Satur- day and ended in a win for the homesters. Considering that the Rangers were poorly re- presented, they played a marvellous game. A good number of the regular players did not turn out, as they thought the match would not come off owing to the frost-bound ground, but upon inspection the ground was in a fairly good state, and under the circum- stances a good game was witnessed. Final score:- G. T. Pts. Tondu Rangers 1 2 11 Pontycymmer Juniors 1 0 5 Frank Hanaford and Trevor John were the pick of the backs, and Percy Ford, W. Grant and Dr. Price played a line game at forward. The old veteran, D. Williams, was very keen at tackling, and some of his runs were bril- liant.
Losing his hold while working at the top of a church tower in Liverpool on Tuesday, George Smith, a steeplejack, fell to the ground, a distance of 50ft., and died almost immediately.
HOCKEY. WELSH LADIES' ELEVEN v. GIRLS' COUNTY SCHOOLS. BRIDGEND PLAYERS CONSPICUOUS. At the Cardiff Intermediate Grounds on Saturday. Teams: — Welsh Ladies Goal, Miss Gardiner (West Cardiff); backs, xuiss Littlehales (Pontypool) and Miss Joseph (Bassaleg); kalf-backs, Miss Kinloch (West Carditf), Miss Trick (captain) (Swansea), and Miss Littlehales (Pontypool); forwards, Miss Stratton (Bassaleg), Miss Singer (Bridgend). Miss Biddle (Merthyr), Miss Gladys Harris (Bridgend), and Miss Gribble (Penarth). County Schools: Goal, Miss M. Sanders kcardiif I backs, Miss F. O. Duncan (Howells's School) and Miss Helen Puddi- combe (Cardiff); half-backs, Miss Lorna Haines (Abergavenny), Miss Gwen Lougher (Bridgend), and Miss Gertrude Davies (Bridgend); forwards, Miss Ernestine Phillips (Howells's), Miss Bronwen Jones (Howells's), Miss Bertha Rawlings (captain), (Pontypool), Miss Hilda Edmunds (Barry), and Miss Gladys Price (Hengoed). Mr. J. O. Hirst, the groundsman, was the only referee. Play settled close to the Schools' goal after the bully-off, but the two backs defended sturdily, and, seizing an opening, Miss Ernestine Phillips showed the pace of a Sprinbok, and took the ball finely to half- way. From here the Schools' halves as- sisted, and play waged for a while in front of the Rest" goal, Miss Gardiner parrying cleverly. At fength, Miss Gladys Harris made a lovely run through, but when in diffi- culties she oalpably kicked, and the referee, being probably lost in admiration, failed to blow his whistle. The result was that the County Girls had a stiff tussle in front of the citadel, but the Hengoed brunette ran back to the rescue, and steered out of imme- diate and Intermediate danger. Not long after, however, Miss Harris was on the war- path once more, and accepting a pass, she defeated the opposition with a fine oblique shot. For a time the County Girls held their own, Miss Jones and Miss Edmunds combining well with Miss Rawlings, but soon Miss Harris came along again, and netted with a shot which gave Miss Sanders no chance to save. Half-time score — Goals. Welsh Ladies 2 County Girls 0 Following up their advantage, the Welsh Ladies quickly assumed the aggressive, and a combined run left Miss Biddle in possession and the slow, bouncing shot which she sent in was misjudged by the keeper, and the third goal was netted. The County maids next delighted the onlookers with some tricky close passing, but the others retaliated with interest, and once again the attack was re- newed. Don't give her time to think," cried a lady supporter an Miss Stratton nobly dashed at a defender, but Miss Dun- can's thoughts were instantaneous, and the defence was for a moment changed to severe attack. "Now, forwards, dash out of the circle," was the next injunction; and the County Girls' goal had a warm greeting directly after, and, although it survived a momentous melee, Miss Harris netted her third. Almost instantly, however, there was a smart rally by the County Girls, and Miss Bronwen Jones defeated Miss Gardiner skilfully, amidst applause. Then came two goals in quick succession, Miss Harris and Miss Biddle finding the net. Final score:- Goals. Welsh Ladies 6 County Girls I The game was much more evenly contested than the score would indicate, but the Schools' front rank lacked weight, and invariably lost the ball from this. Miss Harris proved a heroine.
ENGi.YNION. Er cof am y diweddaf DAFYDD LLEWELYN, Pen- yrallt, aelod fydrllon o Eglwys Tabernacl, Penvbnnt. Dyfal fyfyriai Datydtl-Y8 wastad Aryatyrgttirgretyctd; Un a pharch i air y ffydd, Oedd hwylus wir midolydd. Haeddol un o'r ffyrldloniaid-a garai Ei goron yn >uJih>iid Enwog wr o yni gairt, Dilynodd waddo) enaid. Wedi bir adeg o rI ro..dio-daear A diwyd lafurio I wlad well y g d vy ef, I fwyniant o haf yno. Ei faith yrfa i'w tnerfyn—a redodd Dron rwydau y gely n Gwar a didwyll yredadyn, Gariai 'i gie'Jd hyd g«r y glyn. Yn ddianaf oddiyno—yr aeth Drwy 'r hen at. n honno, Lifai rhwng y f irwol fro, A'r bywyd bair heb wywo. GWILYM DEHEUDIR.
DYCHYMYG. Canfyddais wrtbrych rhyfedd, Yn myned ar ei hynt, A'i gyrnau oedd yn sp^gog, Yn gyru rhwnf., d.iu wync Yr oedd ganddo lvcad dilglzier, Ac hwnw yn y biaen, Yn ceisio gwnend ei oreH, I feiddu 'r ceflfyl tan. Mae bwn fel ceffyl Boxer, Yn mynd i'r "etby Races, I geisio bod yn fl»pnaf, Er mwyn yr aur n'r prae MAe weithau yn rthrych creulawn, Pan byddo ef u ewn ffair, Fe'm burodd b»mb«vl dambal, Do, dwywaith of, nid dair. Fe welir hwn yn Llundain, Ac hefyd tre' Uacrdydd, 0 flaen y Ilys yn ami, Am niweidio Ila er dyn Dewch feirid yr oil gymdogaeth, Atebwch hwn yn fwyn, Ac un 'rhwym hotf o'i annerch, Sef parchus Wil o'r Llwyn. Maesteg. JOHN H. MORGANS.
ATEB I DDYCHYMYG HYWEL PENTWYN. Wei, Hywel, 'i wy'n dymuno, Mi boffin fod yn iawn, I gael y fraint a [ gallu, I ddebongli pe y cawn Nid wyf yn un o'r cewri, I enill unrhyw fri- A thyma welodd Hywel, Fel y tybiaf fi. Mi welais un mor rhadlawn, Ac esmwyth yn ei gryd, Heb iddo un lywodraeth, I ddycbwel yn y byd Nid ydwyf o rodd doniau, Fel Hywel, fe yw 'r top Ma0 un ar Bias Trenewydd, A'i enw yw Weathercock. Ystradowen. WIL o'K TWYN.
Wholesome Food for Cold Weather. Apple Dumplings, Norfolk Dumplings, Jam Rolys, Plum and Suet Puddings. With BORWICK'S BAKING POWDER all can be made to perfection. B. KALTENBACH & CO., "WATCHMAKERS & JEWELLERS,1 108, Commercial Street, MAESTEG (CLOSE TO THE VICTORIA HOTEL). WE have the largest stock in the district, of Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Electro Plated VV and Silver Goods, Wedding Rings, Keepers, and Engagement Rings. 1 SPEOIALITIE S. I 8 DAY STRIKING SPRING CLOCK, 15s. 6d. 8 DAY STRIKING WEIGHT REGULATER, | 35s. ALARM CLOCKS, frern 2s 6d. WORKING WATCHES, 2s. 6d., 3s. 6d., 5s., 6s. 6d., and 10s. 6d. | We take special pains with Repairs of Watches, Clocks and Jewellery. We have a practical '1 staff of workmen, and we use the best material only. Our charges are moderate, and we j ^guarantee our work for Twelve Months (No Second Charge). We fetch Clocks for Repairs and J take them home again (No Extra Charge). 1 -• We take great pains in testing the eyesight; we have a complete stock of Lenses to suit a i child from 5 years old to a person 80 years of age; we make no charge for testing the sight. We J have a large stock of Spectacle Frames in Steel, Rolled Gold, and Solid Gold. Kincly giv usa .] trial. ] Established 1880 P.O.'Telephone-12 Maesteg. 14umber -,ire for excellence of construction and (,! "Hii,ial)t.r,,Iiialitv which has ],en the stq, rci of I)erfe(Ition for yeam. liany new a n(i -e are einbodied in this O'lels, cli;f the Hiiml)er- sea, Sln C(,rdTier 3-,s,,)eed geti7,- easiest aid The speed f-rear on the mai,ket-and the -Hurnber Slit)-on "oil batli gear case. Investizptf these. Prlces Bicycle Call L.t,t from Hlimber C!Iclm ari packo,.d anti Paid. ridden th,, L-. t-,i &8 85. by The to Royalty, E17 115. Nobility, and Qatalogre of Gentry of the latest mc,,dels whvle world. m -BER. free. i MAESTEG W. Jenkins, 87, Commercial Street. fl t;; j PONTYCYMMER D. H. Hopkins, Oxford Street jig
PARSEE MARRIAGE CASE. HEAVY DAMAGES AWARDED. The action Hall v. Wadia was concluded be- fore Mr. Justice Phillimore in the King's Bench Division on Wednesday. Mrs. Julia Hall, the grandmother of Mr. Cursetjee Nowro- jee Wadia's English wife, sued defendant, a Parsee, to recover nearly £ 4,0C0 as damages for alleged breach of contract. The plaintiff's case wa6 that when defendant was about to marry her granddaughter he agreed that in consideration of her taking 196, Cromwell-road, and providing him and his wife with board and residence, he would pay her JB900 a year for seven years. The defendant denied the breach, and in the alternative paid £ 1.000 into Court as sufficient to meet any loss that the plaintiff had sustained. The hearing of wit- nesses and counsel's speeches had already occu- pied two days. After a discussion between his Lordship and counsel as to a possible settlement of the case. his Lordship now gave judgment. His Lordship said he thought the breach had been established. With regard to the justifica- tion for the breach of contract, the arrangement was an extremely difficult one. Without the least disrespect to Mrs. Hall and her grand-daughter, if they had been angels from heaven it was obvious that the arrangement would be an un- happy one. Stili, this was not a reason in law for breaking the arrangement. Defendant was not entitled to say that Mrs. Hall ought to have mitigated the damages by getting rid of the house, and he was of opinion that defendant did not make a definite offer before the action. His opinion was that there was a repudiation of the contract for which there was no justification, and. therefore, there was a breach. Judgment would be for the plaintiff for £ 2,472 lis. 6d., sub- ject to further discussion a6 to details, and further application to his Lordship if necessary.
GOLD IN A CELLAR. ACCUSED WOMAN DISCHARGED. The magistrate at Old-street Police-court, Lon- don, on Tuesday, ordered the release of Jane Hammond, or Newman, thirty-five, who has been under remand, charged with being con- cerned with others in breaking into the strong- room at the tramway depot of the L.C.C. in Paul-street. City-road, and stealing E100 odd. Part of the money was afterwards found hidden in a cellar. Mr. Godfrey, for the Council, explained that in view of the fact that no further information had been obtained against the woman, and that no more arrests had been mado—the publication of notices offering a reward for the apprehension of the absconding watchman Hammond not hav- ing borne fruit—it was thought that no good purpose would be SNyeri by the prisoner being any further remanded. II. asked that the charge be withdrawn. Mr. Cluer gave his C JDsent to this course, add- ing that the prosecution would no doubt be able to get hold of the woman as a witness if a future development made it necessary.
STEAMER SUNK IN THE CLYDE. ENGINEER DROWNED. During the fog early on Wednesday morning in the Clyde, the steamer Portland sank after collision with the steamer Welshman. The crew were saved except the engineer, who went down with the Portland. The collision took place just below Greenock, the one vessel being inward, and the other outward bound. The Portland was a 1,100-ton iron screw steamer, belonging to the Clyde Shipping Company.
COLLISION NEAR CARLISLE. The up main line to Euston was blocked dur- ing the greater part of Tuesday night by a colli- sion at Milnthorpe between a passenger express from Carlisle to Manchester and Liverpool and a goods waggon. It is reported that no one was injured. The night expresses to and from the North were greatly delayed owing to traffic be- ing worked over a single line. The engine of the Carlisle train had the funnel and front wheels knocked off, but the driver and fireman bravely stuck to their po,ts and stopped the train. None of the passengers were injured, although splin- ters of glass littered the carriages. The contents of the goods waggon were strewn over the line by the force of the impact, and traffic was de- layed three hours.
FACT VERSUS TIIEOKY. A singular matter is engaging the attention of the Tarvin (Chester) Rural District Council. Both the medical officer and the surveyor have condemned a cottage at Caldecott Green, near Farndon, for demolition as insanitary. But the tenant, an old man. appeared before the council and told a remarkable story "in stay of execu- tion." He stated that he was seventy-three years of age. and lived in the cottago with his wife and three children. For sixty years there had not been a cat:ek of illness in the family. His father and mother lived in the cottage before him; his father died at the age of ninety-six. and his mother at eighty-nine. He did not think that there could be much wrong with the cottage in face of these facts. In reply to the clerk, the old fellow said that personally he had never had a doctor, and the only time a medical had been in his cottage WM when his little son scalded his leg. Under the exceptional circumstances the council decided to adjourn the matter for further inquiries to be made.
A LENIENT JUDGE. Two young men, who forfeited characters to provide themselves with the money for a trip to Paris, appeared before Mr. Wallace. K.C.. at the Clerkenwell Sessions on Wednesday. They were Charles McCarthy, twenty. and Albert Spence, twenty, who pleaded guilty to having stolen JB74 14s., the money of the Secretary of State for War. Both were lance-corporals in the Irish Guards, and up to November last had hon- ourable records. Spence was in the office at headquarters, and McCarthy was employed in the orderly-room. On November 23rd Sergeant- major Dean locked up the safe with the money in it. Later he saw on the wall. in Spence's handwriting, the words. Will be 200 miles from this wall on November 24th." The money had been abstracted from the safe. Nothing more was heard of the prisoners until Janua ry 13th, when they were found detained at Boulogne. McCarthy, on being charged..said: "It is quite right." Spence remarked: "It was a case of sudden temptation. I found a safe key amongst a lot of old. disused keys in the office. I tried it, and found it fitted the safe. I knew the money was there, and we made up our minds to come away." Captain Greenfield, of the Irish Guards, pro- duced the prisoners' military records. Mr. Wallace. K.C. Will they be punished in any way with regard to deserting from the regi- ment, apart. from this civil offence? The Witness: It is a question the military 1 1( Ic' authorities will decide afterwards. They have committed two offenoes—desertion and destruc- tion of military documents. It is possible that they may punished?- Yes. Sometimes, however, a trial is dispensed with. Colonel Cooper said lie would help them to start a fresh life afterwards. In the case of Spence his father would see that he went abroad, and we should endeavour to help McCarthy. Mr. Wallace. K.C. (to prisoners): This is a; very sad beginning for young men like you, and it is our desire to assist you to retrieve your character in the future. As you have the oppor- tunity to go abroad we will deal with you as first offenders, and you will be released on re- cognisances. Of course you are liable for the offence against military law, and you will be handed over to the authorities. Civilly, you are free.
It is announced that Mr. John Belcher, A.R.A.. was the winner of the gold medal of the Royal Society of Architects. Mr. Justice Jelf. at the Flintshire Assizet, said that the county was the sixth in succession in which he had been holding assizes during the last three weeks, and in all six the number 01 criminal cases amounted only to seven.
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