Fifty years ago last Monday there was a smash on the South Wales Railway between Pyle and Port Talbot resulting in four pas- sengers being killed and a number injured. This was the worst accident on the line west of Newport till the Loughor derailment thre» years ago. Not a bad record.
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PORTUCAWL DiSikiU urtJNCIL. The fortnightly meeting of the Forthcawl Urban Council was held on Monday evening. There were present Messrs. Jo'hn Elias, J.P. (Newton), presiding; W. J. Griffin, David Jones, J. Grace, W. J. Jackson, Jas. Coombs, J. Elias (Nottage), and J. L. Lambert, with the clerk (Mr. E. T. David) and the surveyor (Mr. Rhys W. Jones). This was the first- meeting Mr. Elias (Nottage) had attended since his illness, and he was congratulated on his recovery by his colleagues. NEW RATE. It was stated that a special meeting of the Council in committee had considered the esti- mates of .r:1te for the ensuing half-year, but the question had taen adjourned pend- ing a repoxt from the clerk as to the total cost of the water scheme, including extras, and as to the loans of the Council compared with their borrowing powers. WATER SUPPLY. Mi-. T. D. Bevan, Danylan Farm, wrote:- Some time ago I applied to you for a supply of water to be laid on to Danylan. Last week, in consequence of the drought, we were out of water, which is a very serious matter, as I have a large milk supply and keep 25 milking cows. I shall be giad to have a de- finite reply from you as to when I shall expect the water. I hope 'I shall not have to apply to the Local Government Board." It appeared in discussion that the previous application from M'r. Bevan- was not enter- tained, as the Council could not at that time undertake the work. Mr. Elias (Nottage) said the position had changed since then. The letter was referred to the Works Com- mittee. PRIVATE STREETS. The Surveyor reported that the private street works in Railway-terraoe, Lifeboat- lane, James-road, etc., were now completed. The final opportionments were approved. PLANS. Plana were submitted for five houses near the Congregational Chape,l on the New-road for Mr. H. Evans, cf Maesteg, and they were approved. The plan for the necessary new street was deferred, pending an interview between the surveyor and the architect (Mr. Cook Rees). Mr. Grace thought Mr. Evans should be in- formed that he could proceed with the build- ing of the houses. Mr. Lambert pointed out, however, that ac- cording to the Council's bye-laws, the plan of the new street should be approved first. CHARGES FOR WATER. Mirs. Morris, Danygraig House, wrote that she understood she would have to pay the water rate of Porthcawl, and she therefore requested that the house should be supplied. The Cl'erk stated that he had replied to Mrs Morris pointing out that the Council had borrowed moneys for carrying out the water scheme, and the annual' repayments of the capital with the interest would have to be paid out of the general district fund account. In addition to this, the consumers of the water would have to pay, according to the rateable value, at 10 per cent. A further letter from Mrs. Morris was to the effect that she would leave the matter for the present. Mr. Griffin said he understood that only any deficiency would be charged on the rates. Mr. Grace remarked that it should be made clear that the Council had not decided by resolution what the charges for water are to be after the current half-year. Mr. D. Jones proposed- that the letter be referred to the Works Committee. Mr. Jackson, seconding, said the letter raised an important question which would re- quire careful consideration. The Chairman said the Council hoped to be able to pay the loan, etc., and the working expenses of the scheme on the water rentals, but it should not be concluded that the. rate would amount to anything like 10 per cent. Mr. Elias (Nottage) supported the motion, which was agreed to. A CLAIM. A letter was read from Miss E. Spittle, Crown Inn. Pyle. stating that she would hold the Council* liable for compensation on ac- count of the water main being taken through her land. The matter was referred to the clerk for re- port. SLAUGHTERHOUSES, ETC. A joint report by the medical officer of health (Dr. Alexander) and the surveyor was read on the condition of the slaughter- houses and bake-houses of the district. Most of them were regarded as satisfactory and clean, but in some instances fault was found, and the clerk was directed to serve notices accordingly. Mr. Grace remarked that no report had been presented regarding a bakehouse in Nottage. Mr. Elias (Nottage): Anythimr belonging to that part is above suspicion. (Laughter.) The Surveyor stated that the one indicated had not yet been visited. IN COMMITTEE. It was decided to consider a report from the clerk on the Council's position, regarding the recent aocident8 on the Esplanade in committee, together with a communication on the subject of the railway station accom- modation arising out of the report of Colonel York, inspector of the Board of Trade.
A national service for seafarers will take place in St. Paul's Cathedral on October 23rd, when the preacher will be the Bishop of London. Mr. John Meredith, of New York, although only in his nineteenth year, has married a widow aged fifty-seven, with eight children. The 1,561 prisoners in Chelmsford Gaol earned J62,709 during the last twelve months. Their maintenance cost £ 2.405 during the same period. Damage is threatened to the fabric ot bouth- wark Cathedral by the emission of noxious fumes from neighbouring factories. Southwark Borough Council is planting 166 trees in various streets in the borough. Mr. A. H. Hughes, formerly manager of the Peterborough branch of the National Provincial Bank, died suddenly on Tuesday morning while on a visit to the city.
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ARMY ORGANISATION. At the invitation of the Lord Lieutenant of Glamorganshire, a meeting of the, officers commanding the various units of the Terri- t,oriial Army in the county was held at St. Fagan's Castle on Saturday last. General Trevor Tyler, Major-General Lee, and Colonel Banfield were also present. The meeting was of a purely informal character, but it is understood that. a preliminary discussion took place upon the scheme for the formation of the County Association, which will form the basis of discussion between the President of the Association and the Committee of the Army Council, in whose hands the first ap- pointments rest. The Earl of Plymouth, lord-lieutenant of Glamorgan, and hon. colonel of the 2nd Royal Garrison Artillery, attended a church parade of the 2nd Glamorgan R.G.A. at Cardiff on Sunday, and afterwards proceeded to the Drill-hall. In a short address he said, as they were all aware, the Volunteer force was now to be, organised, into a Territorial Army, and the lords-lieutenant of the various coun- ties were engaged in preliminary steps to form County Associations to administer all questions affecting the forces apart from the question of drill. He was happy to think that ill Glamorgan there were such strong battalions, and so many Volunteers in the various areas, and lie had little doubt that the new organisation which was just about to be started, would find a very enthusiastic body of Volunteers in the county. But there was something more than force. He sus- pected that, strong as the Volunteers were, the Goverlnment would expect Glamorgan- shire to raise a larger body of Volunteers than now existed. At any rate, there were some portions of the organised force which were not up to their prooer strength, Buch, for instance, as the Army Service Corps, which would, undoubtedly, have to be raised and organised. There as one other point of extreme importance that he would like to make reference to. a point that lie trusted the county association would turn its serious attention to, and that was the shortage of officers. He knew that was a great difficulty against which commanding officers had to contend, but he hoped that by obtaining the interest and, support of all classes of the com- munity in the county—the interest of em- ployers and labour as well—it would be pos- sible to fill the ranks, not only of the bat- t,al-ionis themselves, but of the officers, and to raise them to the full complement. He thanked Colonel Fry for triviug him the op- portunity of addressing the battalion, of which he was always proud to be the hon. colonel. Colonel Fry, on behalf of himself, the officers and the battalion., thanked the Earl of Plymouth for attending the church parade. If gentlemen in his lord shin's position took an interest in the new force, he had no doubt it would fulfil expectation.?.
Agriculture in Wales. Agriculture in Wales sc-ems to be in a prosperous condition just now. Messrs. Frank Lloyd and Son recently sold a Cheshire dairy farm situated near Malpas Station, and containing an area of 88a. 3r. 29p., principally pasture, for JE6,150, or nearly R70 an acre, which is the record for a farm of this description. At Brecon Market recently no less than 17,000 sheep were Bo!d. and 8,500 were sold at the market held on the following; Tiu-sday. the prices Toalised- being considerably higher than those ruling during the past five years. It is stated that most of the sheep were bought for Gloucestershire, Glamorganshire, and Mon- mouthshire, and that the high prices were due to the increased consumption of meat by the colliers and other workers in those dis- tricts, who have recently been in receipt of higher wages.
Two thousand canaries, collected chiefly from working men, have just been exported from Norwich to New York. When a suicide was found at Shoreditch an exoited man rang the fire alarm, and the fire brigade appeared on the scene.
GLAMORGAN QUARTER SESSIONS- The Michaelmas Quarter Sessions for theh. I County of Glamorgan were opened at Swan- sea on Tuesday. At first county business was I transacted, Mr. O. H. Jones presiding, whikv among the other justices pre-sent were Messrs. Herbert Lloyd and Rees Williams (deputy- chairmen), Graham Vivian. J. E. Moore- Gwyn., F. H. Glynn Price, A. H. Thomas, W. Walters, D. Howell Thomas. T. W. Benthall J. Edwards Vaughan, Iltyd Thomas, and Edward Daniel. In his charge to the grand jury the Chair- man said there were 35 or 36 prisoners for trial, and the charges were mostly of the or- dinary sort, a considerable nurnier being in- decent assaults on women and ^cliildren. A BAKER SENTENCED. Sidney George Mules, 30. baker, pleaded guilty to stealing several sacks of meal and flour, some sultanas, eighty tins of condensed milk, a hand truck, and other articles, theb- property of Messrs. Rees Williams and Son", at Maesteg, and other articles the property of Edwin Tucker, also of Matjsteg. Sentence, two months. HOUSEBREAKER SENTENCED. Arthur Freestone, 35. labourer, pleaded guilty to breaking into the house of William Thorn, at Margam, and stealing a number of articles and some money. Sentenced to three months. DOMESTIC SERVANT'S RECORD. Lucy Rose (26), domestic servant, pleaded guilty to stealing a gokl bracelet and brooch a jersey and' blouse, the property of Georgina Holland, at Llancarvan, on June 12th. Mr. Trevor Lewis prosecuted. She admitted a. previous conviction at Newport, and it ap- peared that she was at present undergoing 18 months' hard labour, and the Bench therefore thought the present case (which had occurred previously) would be met by one day's impri- sonment. IN THE WRONG BEDROOM. Henry Lewis (55), collier, was charged with indecently assaulting a married woman named Florence Louisa Jenkins on September 23rd at Abergwynfi. The circumstances, an narrated for the prosecution, were that Mrs. Jenkins lived' with her husband, a timber- man, in a p part mentis in High-street, Aber- gwynfi, and on the night in question her hus- band was at work, and Mrs. Jc-nkins and her baby went to bed. An hour later she wa» awakened by defendant going into her room. She ordered him out of the room, and he left- Mr. Ivor Bowen submitted that a genuine mistake had been committed, and that them had been no assault. Prisoner was found guilty of common assault and sentenced to two months' imprisonment.
STRIKING BRIDOEND EVIDENCE. One swallow does not make summer, nor does one striking cure prove a medicine to be good. But when evidence is piled on evi- dence, proof on proof, case upon case all given to us by neighbours, we must believe. Mr. John Thomas, 21 Chapel-street, Bridge- end, writes: Dear Sirs, I feel it my duty tG- write and acknowledge the great benefit I have received1 from Doan's Baokache Kidney Pills. Nearly three years ago I was seized with a severe attack of pains in my back, and headache. I do not like to think of what I sufferecl--it was dreadful. Then came urin- ary disorders, the kidney secretions being thick and irregular. I got some medicine from the doctor, but T seemed to get worse instead of better. Just then I read about Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, and got some to try. I was astonished at the quick relief they brought me, and they soon cured1 me. From that time I kept well until two or three months ago, when I found the pains re- turn, which is not surprising, seeing that I am out and about in all weathers. Remem- bering how splendid' Doan's Pills had proved for me some years ago. I got another supply of them, and they did not fail to put me right again. I cannot be too thankful for the good I have got from these pills, and I shall certainly recommend them at every opportunity. Yon are quite at liberty to publish my case. Yours truly (Signed), John Thomas." Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are two shillings and ninepence per box (six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence). Of all chemists and stores, or posu free. direct from Foster-MoClellan Co., 8 Wells-street, Oxford- street, London, W. Doan's are the pills that cured Mr. Thomas.
LOCAL GOSSIP. Regarding the reference vo Oliver Crom- well's Welsh descent in this column two weeks ago, Mr. W. Davies (Gwilym Glan. Ogwy) writes: Oliver Cromwell was the son of Robert Cromwell, the second son of .Henry Cromwell, grandson of Morgan Williams of Glamorgan, who married a sister of VValtei Cromwell Earl of Essex, and afterwards as- sumed the name of Cromwell, and settled at Hitchinbrook, near Huntingdon. Robert Cromwell married Elizabein Steward, sister of Sir Thomas Steward, remotely allied to the Scottish R-oyal Family. The issue of this marriage was five daughters and a son, Oliver Cromwell, who was born at Huntingdon on the 2oth April, 1599. The genealogy of Oliver Cromwell, which I have taken from an extract from an old MS. written in the hand- writing of lago ab Dewi in 1685, is now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Dr. John Williams, M.R.C.S., of Bridgend, father of Mr. A. J. Williams, of Coedymwstwr. ex-M.P. for South Glamorgan, was a lineal descendant of an older brother of the Richard Williams, great-grandfather of Oliver Crom- well. so our friend and neighbour at Coedy- mwstwr comes from a noble and illustrious ancestry. Richard Williams alias Cromwell was born at Whitchurch .ear Cardiff. Oliver Cromwell had English, Scotch and Welsh blood in his veins, and the combined energy of the three, races was strikingly manifested in his physical and mental organization. The Williams's family of Aberpergwm and St. Donats, are said to have descended from Oliver Cromwell. It is recorded that Henry VIII. gave a grant of Neath Abbey and lands to Sir Richard Williams, alias Cromwell, of Whitchurch, who resided at Blaen Baglan Avan, and probably they are descended from Iestyn ap Gwrgan, the last native Prince of Glamorgan." Good men who work for the public weal have to do so without reward, and sometimes are compelled to pay a penalty. Mr. W. S. de Winton went with Mr. Griffith Boscawen to a Church Defence meeting at Seven Oaks, and at the close a worthy colonel was put np to second a vote of thanks to Mr. de Winton. Doubtlessly meaning it as a compliment, says the Western Mail," the colonel quoted "Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief." though he scarcely succeeded in making it look like a compliment. Anyhow, when Mr. do Winton went to the ante-room he found that his umbrella had been taken and none left in its place. Then, again, there is the ReVl, H. Eynon Lewis, who worked like a Tro- jan to bring all Nonconformist Wales to a convention in Cardiff. Mr. Lloyd George captured the convention, and somebody else captured and carried away Mr. Lewis's new guinea umbrella, so he went home with his faith in men shattered to atoms. Lady Ninian Crichton-Stuart, in opening the new club-house at Falkland the other day, confessed with merry shamefaeedness that she is no golfer. Her first experience of the game (says the Ladies' Field") was gained in Tasmania ten years ago, when her father (Lord Gormanston) was Governor. Some en- thusiastic ladies and gentlemen of Scottish extraction started a club and persuaded her to join. Her career as a player was un- marked by anything save disaster she broke more clubs, lost more balls, and caused greater agony of mind to her partner in a foursome than anyone who had ever made the round of the links. Her record, she averred, was something like 90 strokes in a hole. Her best wishes go out to golfers all the same. and she performed her part of the opening cere- mony very gracefully. Mr. Richard Bell, M.P., is the subject of the character sketch in the October issue of the "Review of Reviews," and the writer states" Mr. Richard Bell is a Welshman by birth, though in disposition he has not much in common with what is usually re- garded at Celtic temperament. He is cau- tious and deliberate in action, and prefers the ways to peace to those of conflict. He was born in the parish of Penderryn, in Brecon, in 18.59. His father was a police- sergeant in the Glamorgan constabulary. His early years were spent in Merthyr Tydfil, and there he received the ordinary common school education imparted first in a Church and subsequently in a National' School. At the age of 13 he began to earn his own living a» an office boy in the Cyfarthfa Iron Works." There was a good deal of superstition in Glamorgan even as late as 60 years ago. Here is an extract from a Welsh journal published at that period —" For some time back a. young woman in an adjoining parish has been much troubled by the visits of a former lover, who died during the Merthyr riots, and' who desired her to meet him at a place appointed last week. The girl was (or pretended to be) so alarmed that she took to bed, but got up to keep the appointment, accompanied by her father and other friends. The ghost was true to his time, and carried her away over the mountain to Merthyr, whence she returned home (a distance of about seven miles there and back) in a quarter of an hour." It is a melancholy fact," adds the journal, "that a great majority of the working people believe this absurd story." Mr. Howell Cuthbertson, the well-known coroner for the Neath district, always takes ca,re to read up the newspaper reports of the tragic occurrences into winch he has after- wards to inquire, and he seldom turns up at an inquest without a substantial bundle of newspapers containing reports of the acci- dent, suicide, or murder about which the in- quest is being held. Theete reports Mr. Cuthbertson has so closely studied that he has an inside knowledge of the case, which en- ables him to put pertinent questions to wit- nesses and elicit further material evidence. Occasionally, of course, Mr Cuthbertson finds the newspaper reports not precisely accurate in all1 details, but he realises that news of a sensational occurrence has often to be gathered under most difficult and confusing circumstances, and that the witnesses from whom reporters have to gather their infor- mation are not always capable of conveying an accurate description of what they have seen. He therefore makes allowances, and is not averse to using the Press as an aid in his official duties. Some time ago (says a contemporary) the Rev. J. T. Rhys sat in the gallery of Mr. Sturgeon's Tabernacle in London listening to an address by Mr. Lloyd-George. The President of the Board of Trade made a Welsh remark, and Mr. Rhys said, Clywch, clywch." One of the deacons of the Taber- nacle hastened to his side and said, Now, my boy, no swearing here." Referring to the death of Mr. Thomas Wil- liams, of Brynmenin, Gwilym Glan Ogwy" writes: I cannot abstain from making a passing reference to so unique a Welsh char- acter. How long his ancestors have dwelt on the banks of the Ogmore no one can tell, but he was so racy of the soil that he knew every man, woman, and child in the sur- rounding community, and the history of their ancestors, for no one knowri how many gener- ations. yet he had not wn. unkind word to say even about families that had weak points in their family tree. He had sons and daugh- ten;-some. of the former successful men of busirhess in) Cardiff, Barry, and the Garw Valley. A keen man of business himself, he averred that a knowledge of the Welsh lan- guage was a. valuable asset to him, and he in- culcated the same views in his family circle, and his children are fluent bilinguists."
BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. I Saturday.—Before Messrs. W. Llewellyn (in the chair), J. H. Thomas, E. F. Lynch Biosse, W. J. Lewis, Evan David, D. H. Price, J. Elias, J. P. Gibbon, R. L. Knight, and Dr. E. J. Parry. RESULT OF BAD COMPANY. THOUGHTLESS ACT AT GAKlH COLLIERY. Thomas Arthur Williams, an engine boy, was charged with stealing an. electric switch, six electric lamp holders, 15 yards of insula- tor and' a glob, of the. value of 9s. 6d., the property ot Messrs. Elder's Navigation Col- lieries Go. Mr. H. J. Randall, junr., said he was in- structed to press the case, as the company had during the last three months sustained damage and loss to their plant to the value of about j;¿O. It was not suggested that the defendant had committed all the damage. Mischief of this kind might also cause consi- derable danger through lights being put out whilst machinery was running. P.C. W. J. Vaughan stated that he went to the Garth Colliery about 4 a.m. on October 4th, and whilst watching saw defendant enter the washerv screen and cutting the wires take a switch and place it in hi& pocket. At the Police-station, Williams admitted having more articles at his house, and subsequently the other goods enumerated were recovered. Frederick Wm. Lindsey, electrician, identi- fied the goods and spoke to losses by the corn- pan v during the past three months. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, said the theft was committed through getting into bad company. He was very sorry. A letter was read' from Mr. John Howells, of Garth, giving the youth a good character. The Chairman said the charge was a seri- oil-, or. but on account of defendant's age and hitherto good character, he would be given the option of a fine. His act might have been serious to the colliery. He would have to pay L3. LEIFT HIS ENGINE. WORK STOPPED AT GARTH MERTHYR. Morgan Francis, 12S Bridgend-road, Maes- teg, engineman, was charged with leaving his work at Garth Merthyr Colliery, without the authority of the manager vr mechanical en- gineer, during his term cf duey. Mr. H. J. Randall, junr., said the defend- ant left his engine-house about an hour after going on duty. Some officials, tried to per- suade him to return, but he rexused. As a result, it was impossible to work tihe cage for an hour and a half, and a number of men were delayed. Charles Alexander Baker, mechanical en- ginee'r, stated he spoke to defendant, who was on night duty, about a complaint which had been made the night before, and said he would take the matter up in' the morning. Defendant commenced duty at 5 o'clock, and about quarter to seven a messenger told wit- ness he had left the engine, and there was no-one in charge. Thomas Mullins, pitman, said he ti-ieki to persuade Francis to continue work, and see Mr. Allen, the manager, in the morning if he had a. grievance, but he refused.—Cross- examined Francis told him he had had some words with a man named- Norman, a con- tra ctor. Addressing the Bench for the defence, Mr. David Llewellyn admitted there could be no justification for defendant's conduct. In mitigation he stated that on the previous evening, according to his instructions, a wrong signal was given, for winding up some of Normans men, and instead of winding them to the 9ft. seam. wlu-re thev wanted to go, he took them to the top. Norman told him the signals had been altered, and' on the next night became most abusive and threat- ened to assault him. Defendant became ex- cited and left. A fine of zC2 was imposed. ASLEEP AT REGNANT. WARNING FROM THE MAGISTRATES. Thomas P'arsons, of 15 King's-terrace, Nantyffyilon, assistant repairer, was charged with sleeping in Coegnant Colliery whilst in charge of a lighted safety lamp. Mr. R. Scale, for Messrs. North's Company, reminded the Bench that cases of this kind were frequently before them. Perhaps they would consider the advisability of dealing with offenders more severely. Evan Williams, fireman, snoke to finding defendant lying on his back fast asleep. A fine of £ 2 was inflicted, and the Bench intimated that if these cases continued they would consider whether they would not deal with them without the option of a fine. RIDING ON COUPLINGS. PUNISHED BY INJURIES AND FINE. Mansel Cappell, of 59 Her moil-road, Caerau, haulier, was charged with riding on the couplings between trams at Caerau Col- liery. Mr. R. Scale was for the company. Mr. Scale said defendant was injured through his folly, and might have lost his life. David Jones, haulier, said he was in charge of a journey of full trams when the engine broke, and the journey came to a standstill. Witness afterwards found defendant wedged between two of the trams. He was got out and removed home, and was away from the colliery for some time in consequence of in- juries. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was mulcted in a fine of £2. BIRCHING FOR BOYS. BIBLE SOCIETY'S MONEY. Samuel Herbert Williams, Frederick Geo. Williams, and Richard Isaac-three Maesteg boys—were charged with breaking into the house of Mr. A. E. Lockyer, 5 Plasnewydd- road, and stealing a sum of 1:6 2s. 6d. belong- ing to the British and Foreign Bible Society. Sergt. Rees Davies stated on the previous Sunday, in consequence of information re- ceived, he proceeded to Mr. Lockyer's house, which he found had been broken into. He arrested the three lads and questioned them. He afterwards recovered most of the stolen money from beneath a stone in the Cricket Field. The oldest boy, Williams, admitted breaking the windows, and said they wanted the money to go to the theatre with. Alfred E. Lockyer said the money was the property of the British and Foreign Bible Society, of which he was treasurer for Maes- teg. He was away from the house between 2.30 and 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, and missed the money on his return. On the ad- vice of friends he gave information to the police. Two of the bovs were nephews. He did* not wish to press the charge. The Williamses pleaded guilty, and Isaac not guilty. The Deputy Clerk (to Isaac): Did you ad- mit yon were there with the other boys?— Isaac: Yes. Did vou tell the sergeant you took it?— Yes. Inspector Evans: I saw the boy's mother nudge him, and I am afraid she told him to say what was untrue. Sergt. Rees Davies said all the parents were respectable people. Samuel Herbert Williams Was ordered to receive six strokes with the birch rod, and the other boys three each. ALLEGED CHILD NEGLECT. David Nicholas, labourer, and Rachel Lewis, of it) Company-road, Maesteg, were charged with neglecting three children, aged 7. 3 and 1 years. Only the male defendant appeared when, the case was called on. Alderman T. J. Hughes. who appeared for the N.S.P.C.C., said he understood the child- ren were- illegitimate, and that the male de- fendant was not the father. He asked for a remwiMT ztno tne issue of a warrant for the arrest of the woman. Inspector Williams. N.S.P.C.C., gave for- mal evidence of visits to the house, and stated that in his opinion the children were neglected. Asked why Lewis did not appear, the male defendant said Well, sir I could not fetch her down here. I have walked down and she promised to catch the 10 o'clock train. Nicholas was bound over to appear nm week and a warrant was issued for the ar- rest of the woman. Later in the Court Lewis appeared, and stated that she had misssd the ten o'clock train. Evidence was given by Dr. Low, in the woman's presence, of neglect, and the woman was remanded for a. week. the- children being ordered to be handed over to the Guardians. A WIFE'S SUPPORT. Benjamin Thomas Cooper, of 5 James- terrace, Ynyshir. collier, was charged with deserting his wife Catherine, 41 Carmen- streiet, Caerau. Complainant said' her husband went away on August 26th, and she received a letter from him stating: "I have had my pay and am on, tramp, so you need not come over here." She heard nothing further from him, and went to his lodging at Ynyshir. He refused to contribute to her support, and would not pay her railway fare back. Defendant: Did not you tell me to go, and say. Take all your belongings" ? Complainant: No; you have left me many times. Defendant, offered to contribute 5s. a week. The Bench made an order for 10s. weekly contribution, and the payment of the costs, 9s. 6d. No order of separation was made. ASSAULT AT CAERAU. Jonah Rees, 28 Robert-st., Caerau, collier, was charged with assaulting John Lewis, 37 Metcalxe-street. Caerau. collier. Defendant: He was in our backyard be- tween. 12 and one in the morning, and would not go out. Comnlaiivant said he was walking along North's line at Cserau about 11.30 at night and was passing defendant's backway when his father-in-law came out, and called de- fendant. who threw half a brick at him and knocked him down. Samuel Chapell gave corroborative evi- dence. For the defence, Samuel Workman1, defen- dant's father-in-law, said complainant of- fered to fight defendant, who threw a cinder at him because he would not go away. Fined JE2. ASSAULT CASE WITHDRAWN. Daniel Thomas, farmer, Tirgwilym Farm, Fencoed, was charged with assaulting Catherine Jennett Evans, of the same ad- dress, single woman. Alderman T. J. Hughes was for the complainant, and Mr J. T. Howell for defendant. Mr. Hughes applied for a withdrawal of the summons. There was no doubt defen- dant did strike the girl. but the parties were family connections and lived together, and it was very undesirable that the case should go on. Mrs. Evans was housekeeper to Mr. Thomas, and she. and her children lived at the farm. Mr. J. T. Howell supported the application, and asked for the withdrawal also of a sum- mons by Mr. Thomas against Thomas Morgan Evans for assault. Both cases were, allowed to be withdrawn. SCHOOL CASES. The following were summoned in respect of the non-attendance of their children at school:—Joseph Gates, 11 Talbot-terrace, Maesteg, fined 10s. Henry Matthews, Troed- yrhiw Farm. Llangynwyd. 5s; John- Morgans, 42 Maiden-street, Cwmfelin, Maesteg, 10s. Tfoaac Mart, 11 Pit-street, Garth. Maesteg, 5s. Alfred Bristowe, 25 P'ark-street, Maes- teg, 5s. Thomas Thomas, 47 Gam-road, Maesteg. 5s. Joseph Davies, 10 Princess- street, Maesteg, 5s. Stephen Bosangno, 5 Llwydarth-cottages, Maesteg, 5s. John Brown, 27 Park-street, Maesteg, Es.; Rhys Morgan, 116 Bethania-street, Maesteg, 5s.; Maurice, Foley, 64 Bethania-street, Maesteg, 5s.; Yorwerth Thomas. 1 Bridgend-road, Maesteg, 5s. William Owen, 10 Golden-ter- race, Maesteg. 5s. Amy Ann Large, 18 Gol- den-terrace, Maesteg, ÐS.; Thomas John Davies, 39 Ivor-street, Maesteg, 5s.; David Luther Griffiths. 9 South Parade, Maesteg, 5s. Thomas Jones, 8 Brick-row, Maesteg, 159.; Joshua Church, Tynvgarn, Aberkenfig, os. David Williams. Penyrheol, Penyfai. 5s; Caroline Lakin. 7 Pandy-row, Tondu, 158.; John Milum, Nichol-terrace, Gilfach Goch, order to attend John Jenkins, 9 Prichard- row. Gilfach Goch. 5s.; James Nash, 13 Prichard-row, Gilfach Goch, 5s. Francis Coles. Bryncoch, Bryncethin, 5s. Tom John, Bryncoch, 5s: John Jenkins. 9 Prichard- row, Gilfach Goch, 5s. James Willis, Bryn- eoch. os. MISCELLANEOUS. For allowing a horse to stray, John Fleece, Forthcawl, licensee, was fined os. David Rees, Caerau. collier, for allowing his chimney to get on fire, was mulcted in 5s. Byne-ham File, of Llantwit *Major, had to pay 10s. for not having the proper number of lights on a vehicle in his cnarge. George Bowen, Pontycymmer, labourer, was fined 15s. for obstructing the thorough- fare by fighting. For trading on Sunday. Michael Simione, of Maesteg, was fined 5s. and 7s. costs; Fanny Exton, Maesteg, 5s. and 7s.; and Rachel Edmunds, Caerau. 5s. The use of indecent language, led to Thos. Ackerman, Maesteg, collier, being fined 15s. P.C. Daniels said defendant was the leader of a gang called the "Salmon Tin Gang." For keeping a dog without a license, Evan Thomas, Coity, dealer, was called upon to pay 56., defendant stating he had now got rid of the animal. Certificates to exempt their children from vaccination were granted David Thomas, Pantygog, Pontycymmer, and David John Ackerman, 22 Garwen-terrace, Nan-tyffyllon. Thomas Murphy, late of Abergwynfi, for- merly of Maesteg, mason, was summoned on remand for neglecting to maintain his wife and family.—Mr. D. J. Williams, Workhouse master, applied for a further adjournment for a month to enable defendant to provide a home.—Granted. William Henry Healey, 22 Bridgend-road, Pontycymmer; Albert Davies, 71 Bryn Cot- tages, Pontyrhil; George Henry White. 4 Station-row, Fbntyrhll. all labourers, were charged with committing damage to a signal- box at Pontyrhil, on September 15th.—Ad- journed for a week. The temporary transfer of the Ogmore Val- ley Hotel, Ogmore Vale, was granted from William Cooke to Rees Thomas (Mr. David Llewellyn appeared), and of the Pontycymmer Hotel, Pontycymmer, from the executors of Edward Rees to Morgan Rees (Mr. Pilgrim Morris appeared). The following were summoned in respect of the non-payment of rates:—Elizabeth Wil- liams, Eastnor Hoivse, Porthcawl, 18s. 6d., order to pay; Elizabeth Lee. 8 Railway-ter- race, Porthcawl, t2 12s. 10d., 14 days al- lowed'; Moses R. Rowlands. Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl, C5 lis. Id., 14 days allowed: Mrs. Jessie Evans. 3 Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl, t2 5s. 6d., distress warrant issued. For drunkenness, Moses Williams, Caerau, timberman, was fined 155.; William Phillips, Blaengarw, collier, 15s. William Hopkins, Blaengarw, collier. 15s. Thomas Davies, Pontycymmer, collier, 15s. Evan Watkins, Blaengarw, collier, 15s.; William Stephens, Maesteg, labourer, 15s.; John Osmond, Caerau, haulier, 15s. William Dawkins, Nantyffyilon, haulier, 25s.; James John Davies, Caerau, collier, 25s. or 10 days: Jas. Burke. Bridgend, labourer, 20s. Ann Llew- ellyn, Aberkenfig, married, 25s; Daniel Long, Pontycymmer, labourer, 1.5s. William Wil- liams, Blaengarw, collier, 15s.; William Jones, Pricetown., collier, 15s. Robert Llewellyn., Kenfig Hill, mason, 30s. or 10 days; William Thomas, Kenfig Hill, mason, 10 days. A warrant was issued in the case of Fanny Whitford. Pontyrhil, married, who was charged with being drunk and disorderly. For being drunk and refusing to quit the Pontycymmer Hotel, George Elias, or Ponty- cymmer, collier, was fined 10s. Monday.—Before Mr. Oliver Sheppard. DRUNK. Richard Ellis, 7 River-street. Brynmenin, was charged with being di-unk at Bridgend on Sunday. P.C. James proved the case, and defendant had to pay 10s. A DISCLAIMER. Henry and Maria Staite, of Bryncoch, write to say that Alice Staite, who was con- victed at Bridgend Police-court recently, has not been, residing at Bryncoch, as stated.
A young seal, captured off the north coast of Cornwall, and fed by means of a baby's bottle, has died from pneumonia, in the Ply- mouth Aquarium. A Battersea coroner's jury on Monday cen- sured a relieving officer for delay in grant- ing an order for a sick child's removal to the infirmary, the child being too ill to be moved by the time the order was received.
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BRIDGEND BOARD OF GUARDIANS MEDICAL OFFICER'S SALARY INCREASED. The fortnightly meeting of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Board of Guardians was held on Saturday, under the presidency of Mr. T. C. Jones (Pontyrhil). There was a large at- tendance of members. RELIEF. The CLerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox) reported that during the week ended September 27th, 1,383 outdoor paupers were relieved at a cost of £ 203 6s. 4d., and in the week ended Octo- ber 4tli, 1,393 at £209 13s. 4d. The vagrants relieved during the fortnight ended October lltli, numbered 315, compared with 267 in the same period' of last year. PROPOSED NURSERY. The Secretary to the Local' Government Board wrote that before deciding on the pro- posal of the Guardians to e-ect a. nursery for the younger children at the Cottage Homes, the Board would consult their inspector (Mr. Hugh Williams), who was now, however, ab- sent on leave. The matter would, therefore, have to remain in abeyance for at least a month. COUNTY RATE. The Clerk stated that ho had written the County Council asking for ail explanation as to why they did not state in their precept the rate in the £ of the money required for special purposes." Mr. T. Mansel Frank- len replied that the "special purposes rate" was entirely for the purposes of elementary education, but it could not be apportioned as a pound rate, because it varied in different parishes according to the schccl loans. The Board accepted this explanation as satisfactory. RESIGNATION REQUESTED. Mr. H. Golledge. chairman of the LIangyn- wyd Middle Parish Council, wrote acknow- ledging the receipt of the Council's communi- cation with regard to the requested resigna- tion of the assistant overseer for the parish. He stated at a meeting of the Council on the 9th inst., it was decided to petition the Local- Government Board to reconsider their deci- sion in the matter. The Chairman The Guardians have noth- ing further to do until they appoint a suc- cessor. COWBRIDGE APPOINTMENT. A letter was read from ex-Se-rgt. D. L. Jones, Cowbridge. resigning his appointment as assistant relieving officer for the purpose of dispensing relief to vagrants. It was stated that Sergt. W. Gill, of Aber- kenfig. who had been appointed to take charge of the Cowbridge police district, had taken, up his residence there some days previ- ously. On the motion of Mrs. Richards (Ponty- cymmer), Sergt. Gill was appointed to suc- ceed Sergt. Jones. MEDICAL OFFICER S SALARY. Rev. T. B. Phillips. Tylagwyn (chairman of the House Committee), proposed that the salary of the medical officer of health (Dr. Wyndham Randall) be increased from £54 to L,80 per annum, in accordance with the re- commendation of the committee. On a pre- vious occasion, he said, figures had been placed1 before the Board showing the salaries paid by other Boards, and it was felt that Dr. Randall, whose service extended over a, long period, was entitled to an increase. The chief reason which had prompted the doctor in making the application was that his work had practically doubled during the last six years. Rev. R. Odery (Bridgend) seconded. Rev. H. Eynon Lewis (Uryncethin) pointed out that the committee recommended some time ago that the Board increase Dr. Ran- dall's salary to jElOO. Why. he asked, had they changed their mind? The Chairman i don't suppose you object to the reduction. (Laughter.) Rev. T. B. Phillips, replying to Mr. Lewis's question, stated that the committee had' now de.cided to grant an increase in respect of the work done at the house and the Cottage Homes. Dr. Randall had also asked for in- creased payment for his services as medical officer for the central district, but the com- mittee did not entertain this. Mr. J. Pope (Nantymoel): What attend- aulCeS are made by the doctor at the House? Rev. T. B. Phillips: He comes here every other day now. I had a conversation with him to-day, however, and he intimates that he is prepared to attend daily if required. The resolution was carried. IN CASE OF FIRE. The House Committee reported that, having considered the arrangements made for coping with any outbreak of fire at the House and Infirmary, they had come to the conclu- sion that they were not satisfactory. With regard to the House, the committee recom- mended the provision, of new hydrants, which should be fixed in front of the House, in the dormitory, the boiler-house, wood-chopping shed, on the main road' so as to reach the mortuary, porter's lodge, tramp wards, on the back road near the laundry, etc. The recommendations relating to the infirmary included purchase of three Minimax extin- guishers, the provision of stand pipes and hydrants, and sufficient hose to reach any p3lrt which might be in danger also the sub- stitution of the 2in. water main by one of at least 4 inches. It was also recommended that the infirmary be connected by electric bells with the master's house. Rev. T. B. Phillips proposed the adoption of the recommendations relating to the Work- house. Rev. R. Odery, in seconding, said it was exceedingly important that some improve- ment should be made in the arrangements. The only apparati at present were in the building, and fixed on wooden stairs, with wooden partitions at the side. It would be absolutely impossible to use these in case of a serious fire, because they would be in flames almost directly. In the interests of the in- mates, the additional hydrants should be pro- vided immediately. Rev. H. E. Lewis was informed that the committee could not produce an estimate of the cost. Rev. T. B. Phillips said the Workhouse Al- terations Committee would go into that matter. Rev. H. E. Lewis proposed, as an amend- ment "That the Board decides to provide the fire extinguishing apparatus required for the Innrmary and the Workhouse, and that the House Committee be requested to report as to the probable cost." Rev. R. Odery contended that there was no necessity for the first part of the amend- ment, as the Board had decided to deal with the question. The amendment was carried, and a further amendment by the Rev. T. B. Phillips that the matter be referred to the Workhouse Al- terations Committee was accepted. THE MORTUARY. Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl (chairman of the Work- house Alterations Committee) reported that the contractor had' now completed the erec- tion of the mortuary, hearse-house, etc.. with the exception, of some painting. This work had been delayed on account of the weather.
GWENLLIAN. (A.D. 1136.) Why tarriest thou so long, my love, While foemen rove with fiery brand ? 0 come, and Celtic valour prove, And free thine own, thy native land. With beetling brows, and vengeful eyes, Thy warriors wait the foaming flood; Then shall their pent-up fury rise, And flashing blades be bathed in blood. 0 come, and from sweet Gwynedd- bring Our kinsmen- born of Northern braves, And blended broods shall backward fling The threatened tide of Norman knaves. Why art thou thus so long, my love? The spoilers now are drawing nigh; And shall Gwenllian faithless prove When duty calls to do or die P 0, can. a. chieftain's wife betray Her absent lord or queenly place? No, never shall my people say A cowa-rd ruled their warrior race! Deheu-barth heard. Gwehllian's call, And onward rushed with sword and shield, Deheu-barth saw Gwenllian fall. Then, mourning, fled the strickeni field. -A. W. WINSTON.
Queen Alexandra has Bent. a donation of 600 guineas to the London Hospital, of which she is president.
PENYBONT DISTRICT COUNCIL. I GARW WATER COMPANY THREATENED. The Penybont District Council met at Bridgend on Saturday for the transaction of sanitary business. Present: Mr. D. H. Frice, J.P. (chairman). Mr. J. G. Loveluck (vice-chairman), the Rev H. Evnon Lewis, Messrs. T. Butler, L. G. Jones, Thos. Davies (Aberkenfig), T. J. Davies, J. I. D. Nicholl, J. Donne, W. Lewis, Wm. Morgans, Hopkin Howells, Edward Morgans, T. Pen- hale, T. Davies (Llangynwyd Middle), David Thomas. DEFAULTING PARISHES. M'r. T. Butler asked whether all the par- ishes in arrear had now naid up their calls. The Clerk (Mr. R. H. Cox) was unable to say definitely what the position was that day, but some parishes were in default some days previously. The Chairman said the clerk had been directed to take proceedings aerainst the over- seers of any defaulting parishes. RAILWAY ASSESSMENTS. Rev. H. E. Lewis pointed out that in some cases the reason why the calls had not been met as usual was that the railway assessments had been reduced. There were some cases in the Union where the railway assessments formed the larger part of the rateable value, and the reduction of these assessments threw a very heavy burden on the smaller rate- payers, who had, of course, to make un the deficiency. In one parish m the district the reduction had been considei-able, owing to the diversion of the railway traffic from the rail- way which passed through the parish, and the burden to the small ratepayers would be seen from the fact that a Id. rate now brought in only about £20. Everything would have been all light but for the fact that the call had been. made on the parish prior to the reduction- in the assessments, a.nd, under the circumstances, he thought rome means should be devised of obtaining relief to the parish he had in mind, and to any parishes similarly situated. The Clerk said the question of giving rcLief to the parishes would dersend to a great ex- tent on the auditor. Something could be done for the. parishes when the expenses were apportioned. » Mr. T. Davies (Ynvsawdre) hardly saw it was fair to burden the remainder of the district in order to benefit one or two par- ishes. The Clerk I think it is only fair it should be done. Had the reduction been made be- fore the call was issued, which ought to have been done. the other parishes. would have had the difference made up in their calls. A general discussion ensued, and the LllÚr- man warmly called the members to order, ex- claiming that the Council was resolving them- selves into a debating society. Rev. H. E. Lewis prow.ed that a commit- teebp appointed to consider the question, and this was agreed to. The whole of the members were appointed to constitute the committee. FENCOED- WATER SCHEME. A letter was read from the Local Govern- ment Board with refereuce to the application of the Council for sanction to a loan of £6,ÕOO for the purpose of a joint water scheme for Fencoed and Coy church Higher. The Board asked whether the necessary provisional agreements had been entered into with re- spect to rights to take water, sites for sur- face tanks, etc., and whether all necessary consents had been, obtained. The Board pointed out that the cost of the scheme could not be apportioned on the two narishes on a varying basis, as seemed to be the intention. lV.Dr. J. I. D. Nicholl proposed that the letter be referred to the joint water commit- tee.—This was carried. WATER COMPANY CRITICISED. The Council's engineer (Mr. Jesse Hurley) reported that there had bt-r*n a failure of the water supply at Cefn Cribbwr from Septem- ber 23th to October 1st. It appeared, he added, that the Company had to empty the Nantyci reservoir owing to some cracks ap- pearing in the cement lining. He had com- municated with the secretary of the Com- pany (Mr. A. J. Lawrence), whose reply was to the effect that there had been fio neglect on the part of the Company, who always did everything that could be done. Rev. H. E. Lewis thought the Council should put a stop to this sort of thing, and should even take the extreme step of proceed- ing against the Company in the event of a recurrence. MJr. T. J. Davies said that if the Council did not take some stens with the Company, the upper portion of the Kenfig Hill district would have no alternative but to make some other arrangement with regard to a water supply. It was a great hardship on the ratepayers to be inconvenienced as they had been in the period referred to. Mr. Nicholl: There is no question about our having a strong claim for damages? Rev. H. E. Lewis: There is an agreement under which they supply. The Clerk: They are to supply except under exceptional circumstances—frost and drought are the exceptions. The Engineer: I may say I never met the secretary in such a humble frame of mind as on this occasion.. Rev. H. E. Lewis proposed the following resolution:—"That the Garw Water Co. be informed that complaints respecting irregular supply are being received by the Council at almost every sanitary meeting of the Council from the engineer, who also alleges that the complaints are not attended to, and this -Council is therefore- determined that- in the event of any complaints of this kind in the future they will proceed for damages against the Company, and that a copy of the resolu- tion be sent to the chairman of the Company as well as the secretary." Mr. T. J. Davies did not see why the Coun- cil should not proceed against the Company in regard to past failures. The people in Cefn Cribbwr had' had to look up old wells and carry water long distances. The Chairman: And wait for hours at the spots. The Clerk: It would apoear that the short- age was due to the emptying of the reservoir for a special purpose; in that case there may be a difficulty. Mr. Davies Very well. I will not move an amendment, as I intended to. The motion was carried. ENTERIC FEVER. Sanitary Inspector Watkin J. Davies re- ported that a case of enteric fever had oc- curred at Station-road, Kenfig Hill. The Chairman: The boy has since died. Mr. Davies stated that he had also received notifications of two. cases of scarlet fever at Cwmfelin and Tondu respectively, and a case of diphtheria at Cwmfelin. Sanitary Inspector Eiryn. Davies reported that no cases of infectious diseases had been notified in his district during the month. SERVICES RENDERED. Mr. T. J. Davies, pursuant to notice of mo- tion, moved that the sum of five guineas be voted as a gratuity to M'r. E. Evans for his services to the Council during the absence of Mr. Cox on holidays. Mr. Davies said the Council had no claim upon Mr. Evans, and as the members were aware he had performed the work efficiently. Mr. T. Butler seconded. Mr. W. Lewis quite agreed that Mr. Evans should be recompensed, but he thought five guineas was more than reasonable. He, therefore, moved an amendment that three guineas be the amount. Mr. Loveluck seconded, and the amend- ment was carried.
Glamorgan Assizes. The Autumn Assizes for Glamorganshire will open at Cardiff on November 1st. It is understood that Mr. Justice Coleridge will take the South Wales circuit next winter As- sizes, Mr. Justice Bray taking the North Wales circuit.
The Weather and the Crops. The wheat crop of the United Kingdom ;s now put by some good judges at 32 bushels, .against 30, which was the accepted estimate a month ago. Excellent threshing results from Kent and Northumberland have pro- bably led to this optimism, and the area in question is so important that the earlier esti- mate ireally may need a slight increase. It is, however, unlikely that the high standard of four quarters to the acre Tias actually been attained for the three kingdoms. Scotland and Ireland have not fared as well as England and there is not a single case before us of Welsh farmers claiming to have done well with this year's wheat. A very competent authority reckons September to have im- proved our wheat yield by a full 3 per cent., but this would only give us 31 bushels, not 32 bushels as the eventual result. Barley is estimated to have gained nearly 4 per cent, by the fine September, which is not impro- bable, seeing that it was the laest of the crops to mature, that it gained most by the fair weather conditions, and that it is the crop which more than the others depends on the harvesting.—From Monday's Mark-lane Express."
Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C., M.P., opened the new Council School extensions at Onllwyn and Cynant on Saturday. An inmate who has just died in Well Workhouse wilfully remained dumb for for years. Over sixty converts were secured at a s- vice conducted at Abbeydale, Dorbyshire/y a converted pugilist," who took off his tie, and collar 011 entering the pulpit. ='-
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