REJOICINGS Ai EWENNY. I HOME-COMING OF COLONEL AND MRS. i URBERVILL. ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION. The return of Colonel and Mrs. Picton Turbervill to Ewenny Priorv on Wednesday, after an absence of over 12 months—during which period they have made a tour round the world—was attended by a remarkably enthu- siastic demonstration of affection by the par- ishioners of Ewe-nny, the tenant farmers of the estate, and others. Unfortunately the festivities arranged to mark the home-coming were marred to a certain extent by the unfavourable climatic conditions, but the weather did not damp the enthusiasm of the parishioners. Colonel and Mrs. Turbervill were expected to arrive at Bridgend, from London, by the 4.19 p.m. traii° and by that hour the residents of the neighbourhood of Ewenny, including all the school children, had asseniDred in foice neai the entrance gates to the Priory grounds. It had been originally intended that the hcrses should be taken out of the carriage not far from the village and the vehicle drawn by the crowd to the Priory, but owing to the wet this was deemed inadvisable. The front of the Priory and the grounds had been decor- ated with bunting by Mr. Mitchell (gardener), and above the portals was the motto Wel- come Home to Colouel and Mrs. lurbervili. Along the road, before the grounds were reached, banners were suspended bearing the words Welcome Home." On avrival at Bridgend, Colonel and Mrs. Turbervill received their first welcome from Mr. R. W. Llewellyn (chairman of the Bridg- end Bench), who was returning to Baglan by that train. Immediately afterwards. Mr. A. Robison arrived at the compartment, and then Miss E. Cole and other members of the Bridgend Branches of the B.W.T.A. and Y.W.C.A. joined in the welcome, and con- gratulated both Colonel and Mrs. Turbervill on looking so well. An escort of horsemen accompanied the carriage to Ewenny, com- posed of the following:—Messrs. Ashley Davies. Ochr Draw: John jones. The Farm, Corntown; E. J. Thomas, Corntown Court; David and William Radcliffe, Waterton Court; Christopher Yorath, Tvnycaeau and Bevan, Ochr Draw. When the carriage came in sight of the assembly of parishioners rous- ing cheers were given, and at the entrance the carriage, which was towed by means of ropes the remainder of the distance to the Priory, deafening cheers being repeated en route. The crowd then formed around the entrance for the soeech-making. Colonel and Mrs. Turbervill standing together in the porch, surrounded by the household staff and others. Those present included Rev. T. D. Bevan (Rector of Eweunv) and Miss Bevan, )1r.. Mrs. and Miss Robison; Messrs. Thos. Kees, Bridgend: W. Radcliffe, Waterton Court; Enoch Thomas. Corntown Court; Evan Jones, Corntown Farm; David Morgan, Gellivedi, Brynna; Jenkin nookins, Tyny- porth; W. Rees, Ewenny Isha; Jas. Davies, Ochr Draw; E. BowEn, Wallace Farm; Edwin Jenkins, The Pottery; Matthew Griffiths. Corntown: George David, Corn- town; D. Thomas, Evan Lawrence, G. Har- wood, etc. The first speaker was Mr. Robison, who said 'As the agent of the Turbervill Estates, it is a great pleasure to me to voice the feel- ing of you who form this joyous assemblage it is a feeling of gladness tnat we are able to welcome home Colonel and Mrs. Turbervill after their long absence. (Cheers.) I here is no necessity to assure them that we have greatly regretted their long absence. About a twelvemonth ago, when the Colonel and Mrs Turbervill decided to go abroad, we were all very sad. and those of us who assembled here to give them a send-off still have recollections of the unpleasant feelings with which we were then filled. The weather was bad that day. and made the parting all the more gloomy. It has kept raining more or less ever since- (langhter)-and it is raining vet. But in spite of the weather to-day, we cannot help being happy, because Colonel and Mrs. Tur- hevrill a-ie back with us again. (Cheers.) 1Ye are all glad to see them both looking so well, and it is our earnest hope that they have derived the greatest possible benefit from their sojourn abroad. (Cheers.) Rev. T. D. Bevan. who addressed the gathering as My brother and sister parish- ioners," said I am told that brevity is the soul of wit. So far as wit is concerned, I confess I know little about it. but our wel- come can at any rate be brief; indeed, it may be summed up in the two words, elcome Home." (Applause.) As parishioners of Ewenny we are delighted to welcome you, Colonel and Mrs. Turbervill, back into our midst. As Mr. Robison has said, when you left us it was, indeed, a duy of sadness, and ever since we have felt keenly your absence from the parish. I said it was a day of sadness; X should have added that inter- mingled with it was a joy. which arose from the knowledge that you were going to have the enjoyments, the pleasures, of travelling, which, we felt, would also 1.:<, accompanied by an improvement in your health. It would seem that you have secured the full benefit of your tour, and we sincerely unite in the hope that the good health you evidentlv en- joy to-day will endure for many years to come. (Cheers.) We wish vou, with all the sincerity of our hearts, long life and happi- ness. As I remarked, there was sadness and joy intermingled when you went away, but to-day we see joy gaining the mastery. (Cheers.) We could not allow you to return to Ewenny without taking the opportunity to express our feelings and to show you, in an unmistakable way, how we welcome you. (Cheers.) Mr. Robison then called upon Mr. Thomas Rees, Bridgend. an old tenant of the estate, and whose ancestors have lor at least two centuries held farms under the Turbervills, to speak on behalf of the tenants. Mr. Rees, who had evidently not Quite recovered from the effects of his recent accident, spoke as follows:—When Colonel and Mrs. Turbervill left us a year ago, it was our wish and prayer that they would have a safe journey and a speedy return home. The return was not as speedy, perhaps, as we wished—(laughter) —but we are all glad that their journey has been a safe one, and that it has done them much good. (Applause.) We naturally ex- pected them to-day to look twelve months older, but they both appear to me to look twelve months younger instead. (Laughter and applause.) Now that they have returned to Ewenny, we hope thev will never embark on such a journey again and deprive the dis- trict of their presence for such a length of time. (Cheers.) Indeed, we hope they will stay here altogether from this time forward. All the tenants are pleased to welcome Colonel1 and Mrs. Turbervill home, but I ought to say that everything has been carried on in a satisfactory way in their absence by Mr. Robison. This gathering includes all sections of the community, and all sections have missed those whom we welcome home. (Cheers.) The next speaker was Mr. Evan Lawrence, who, addressing Colonel and Mrs. Turbervill, said I am the oldest workman on the estate. having been employed on it for a period of forty years, and it falls to me to welcome your safe return home on behalf of the workmen on the estate. (Applause.) I need not say how very dull it has been in Ewenny since you went away—(laughter)—and how glad we are to see your smiling faces once more. (Applause.) We thank God for preserving your lives in all your travels, and we wish both of you. and the family, long life and happiness. God bless vou. (Applause.) Mr. George Harwood (the coachman) briefly extended a welcome on behalf of the "house servants and employees expressing a hope "that Colonel and Mrs. Turbervill would not go awav again for so long tl. time." Mr. Deleuse also spoke. Colonel Turbervill. on stepping forward to reply, had a great ovation, the male sec- tion of the assembly waving their hats. while there were deafening cheers. The Colonel said: Mr. Robison. tenants, and friends, I am afraid you will not hear verv much from me on this occasion, because, like a good manv other Welshmen, the more keenlv I feel the less my ability to speak. Mrs. Turber- vill and I never anticipated such a welcome home as you have just accorded us. and we feel. most deeply the kindpess which has prompted yon to turn out. especially having regard to the state of the weather. We have been awav from home just over a year, tra- velling all over the world: we have seen a great many wonderful sights, the most beau- tiful1 sights, in different countries. But, after alL my dear friends, there is no place like home in the long run.. (Cheers.) We have thoroughly enjoyed every day of our travel, but not one day have we enjoyed our- selves so much as the present one. It does us good to see all of you assembled here to welcome us, so many of the rising generation in particular. The only drawback has been the bad weather that you have received us in. You could not help the weather—(laughter) -but one thing it does, it shows your kind- ness towards us all the greater. I trust we shall not be leaving home again for some time and that we shall have exceedingly good times together. (Cheers.) In conclusion, let me thank our good Vicar, the tenants, and others who have spoken, for their hearty ex- pressions of their kindly feelings towards us. I am sure that. was just as sorry about my going away as any of you, and just as glad to come back. (Cheers.) Mrs. Tnrbervill also briefly returned thanks for the reception, remarking that, they had bean away twelve months, twelve days, and twelve hours. (Laughter.) She thanked her friends of the mothers" meeting, and the Band of Hope for assembling to wel- come them. This concluded the speech-making, and at the call of Mr. Robison, three cheers were lustily given for the Colonel and three more for Mrs. Turbervill. "Hen wlad- fy nhadau" was enthusiastically sunc. at the close of which Colonel Turbervill remarked that lie was delighted to hear a little Welsh again. Then Au'ld Lang Syne*' was rendered, as Mr Robison put it for the sake of Mrs. Turber- vill." The assemblage again wave vent to their feelings in rousing cheers, and subsequently the whole of the parishioners and others par- took of tea in the Priorv at the invitation of Colonel and Mrs. Turbervill.
THE LATE MR. THOMAS WILLIAMS, BRYNMENIN. The funeral took place at Llansantffraid on Tuesday afternoon of Mr. Thomas Williams, Greenfield House, Brynmenin, father of Coun- cillor Thomas Williams, Llanharran Hote', Pontycymmer. The deceased, who passed away at the residence of his son, Mr. Hivan Williams, Victoria Hotel, Barry Dock, was in his 84th year. He was well known through- out the Bridgend district, and had conducted a. successful boot business at Brynmenin for upwards of 50 years. He was a Churchman, and, it is interesting that he held the ofiice of churchwarden of Llansantffraid for three de- cades. His wife pre-deceased him by nine years. The large concourse at the funeral testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held,- all classes of the community being repre- sented. A short service at the house was conducted by the Rev. J. Rosser (Rector of St. Bride's Minor), after which the cortege left for Llansantffraid. Preceding the hearse marched the members of the old benefit club of Blackmill, to which deceased had belonged for 60 years—he was the oldest member. The procession was nearly a mile long, no less than sixty conveyances following the coffin. The services at the church and graveside were conducted by the Kector. assisted by the Vicar of Llandyfodwg. The chief mourners were:—Mr. Henry Williams, Cardiff (son); Mr. and Mrs. Evan Williams. Barry Dock (son and daughter-in-law) and family Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Williams. Pontycymmer (son and daughter-in-law) and family: Mr. Edward Williams, Brynmenin (son); Mrs. Morgans. Barry (daughter) and daughter Mr and Mrs. Dawkhis, Brynmeni n (son-in-law and daughter) and Miss Dawkins; Mrs Jones, Rhondda (deceased's only sister); Mrs. Lev- shon, Llangeinor Farm (sister-in-law); Mr. Thomas Roberts, Maesygvvyn, Bryncethin (brother-in-law), etc. The general public in- cluded Revs. D. Phillips, Vicar of Newcastle; J. Jones, chaplain of the Asylum Messrs. E. F. Lynch-Blosse, J.P., C.C.. Covtrahen: W. E. Lewis. Edwin Price, J. Hardwicke Price, Ollivant Jones, Bridgend Morgan Morgan, Llanharran: Thomas Morgan, senr.. Hendre; Dawkin Williams. Blackmill. etc. The coffin, which was covered with numerous floral tri- butes. was of oak with massive brars furni- ture, the name-plate bearing the inscriptions Thomas Williams, died October 10th, 1907; aged 83." The hearse and carriages were supplied by Mr. W. E. Thomas. Bridgend.
CROW'S NEST MINES. We have received a copy of the Fernie Free Press," containing a reference to the Crows Nest Mines, for which a number of local colliers recently left and others are ex- pected to follow. Senator Pellett. in an emphatic contradiction of a report that the manager (Mr. G. G. S. Lindsey) was about to resign, states:—"Mr. Lindsey is managing the property very well and giving every satis- faction to the directors. The only trouble the company is experiencing arises from the scarcity of labour. The output of the mines would be doubled if they had the men. The mines can find employment for a large num- ber of experienced miners immediately if the same are forthcoming."
2nd VOL. BATT. WELSH REGIMENT. BRIDGEND DETACHMENT. Orders for Week Ending; Saturday, Oct. 26. 1.—Adjutant's Drill this (Friday) evening Fall in at 7.30. Dress. Drill Order. The Officer Commanding hopes to see a good muster present on this occasion. 2.Machine Gun Drill on Monday, 21st inst., at 7.4.5 p.m. Dress, plain clothes. 3.-Morris Tube and Semaphore Signalling; on Friday, 25th inst., at 7.30 p.m. I 4.—The range will be in use by K Company, Llantwit Major, to-morrow (Saturday), 19th inst. for musketry purposes. H. J. RANDALL, Captain,
MAESTEG RESERVOIR. DISTRICT COUNCIL SUED FOR DAMAGES. £46,110 CLAIMED BY CONTRACTORS. In the Official Referees Court, Royal Courts of Justice, on Tuesday, before Mr. Muir Mackenzie, the hearing was commenced of an action- in. which Messrs. Jones and Son, Neath, were plaintiffs, and the Maesteg Urban District Council defendants. Plain- tiffs had been contractors for the construction of the Blaencwmcerwyn Reservoir, the con- tract price being £28,347 3s. 6<1., with provi- sion for extras. The agreement was entered into in June, 1904. In July, 1905, the de- fendants ordered the suspension of the work. Plaintiffs now claimed £46.110 13s. Id. for work done and also damages for alleged breach of contract. Defendants denied the breach and liability. Mr. Acland, K.C., and Mr. Ricketts (instructed by Messrs. Mackrell and Co.) were for plaintiffs: Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C., M.P.; and Mr. Hutchinson (instructed by Messrs. Helder. Roberts and Co., agents for Mr. Scale) were for the defence. Mr. Ackland said the action was brought to recover damages for work and labour done and for breach of contract. In a sen- tence, the issue between the parties was whether the Council had, in the circum- stances, the right to put an end to the con- tract and decline to pay any compensation to the contractors, against whom no com- plaint of any kind had been made with regard to the work, Maesteg was a modern colliery district, which, owing to the sinking of large pits. had increased to an enormous extent. Consequently, the District Council had to make provision for an adequate water supply, and they instructed Mr. Humphreys, their surveyor, to prepare plans for a storage reservoir up in the hills. They found a site, tenders were invited, and the plaintiffs, Jones and Son, sent in a tender for about £2.s.00q odd, which was not the lowest tender. They found con- ditions attached to the bill of quantities issued certain terms which they absolutely refused to be bound) by, and struck them out. They signed the contract with these condi- tions, and subsequently found that there were one or two clauses which were in the specifications which competed with the alterations which they had made in the bil1 of quantities. They said those must come out, whereupon they were assured that it would be all right, ancT the particular clauses were not struck out. Plaintiffs entered on the work, and when they had completed the excavations for the puddle trench, the defen- dant Council, acting on what they contended was their power under the contract to put an end to it at any period, gave notice to the plaintiffs to cease their work, and leave it. What happened was this. On December 6th, 1906, the Council gave the con- tractors notice to omit the remaining work, and what seemed to be their procedure was this. First of all they broke the contract by telling the contractors to omit work, and thus prevented the plaintiffs from comple- ting their task, and they declared the con- tract void. They said what they had paid was sufficient. They kept the retention money, and paid no compensation at all. Hence this action. Counsel had not concluded his opening statement when the Court adjourned. Mr. Muir Mackenzie on Wednesday re- sumed the hearing of the action. Mr. Acland, K.c., having concluded his opening address, Mr. William Gordon Jones, a member of the plaintiff firm, was then called. He detailed the proceedings which led up to their tendering for the work, and said on the 25th of August, 1903, the contract was signed, Mr. Scale, the clerk to the Council, and Mr. Humphreys, the engineer, coming to their house at Neath. Witness and his father noticed that the specification did not agree with certain alterations they had made in the bill of quantities, as being the conditions on which they would tender, and drew attention to that fact. Mr. Scale said the alterations in the bill of quanties were sufficient, and, accepting that, they signed the contract. Work was started, men being engaged and materials taken to the site. Witness described the search made for clay for the puddle. Trench samples were taken, and submitted to the Council. Suitable clay was found twelve or thirteen miles distant, and they ultimately agreed to charge los. 6d. per ton, instead of the sum they were entitled to under the bill of quantities. They made this charge as the result of several inter- views with the Council, who asked them to reduce the charge. Witness made every arrangement for getting the clay to the site as cheaply as possible, and saved a large amount for cartage by laying down a temporary railway from the station at Maesteg. The average depth of the trench to be dug was about 16ft.. the deepest point being 21ft. or 22ft. In March, 1905. the contract depth was reached. The founda- tions did not prove satisfactory, and they were ordered by Mr. Humphreys to keep on sinking until the satisfactory foundation was obtained. The surveyor also ordered the narrowing of the trench as they went down. They asked for an increased price for the extra excavation beyond the contract depth. Several meetings were held. and the price was ultimately arranged. All the excavation money had been paid. The witness then narrated the circum- stances of the work being suspended, and he was afterwards taken in detail through a mass of figures to show the amount which he said had been lost to his firm owing to the action of the District Council in putting an end to the contract. The further hearing was adjourned until Thursday. Mr. William cordon Jones was then cross- examined by Mr. S. T. Evans. K.C., M.P., on behalf of the defendant Council. He said they had already received £21,838, and the original contract for the work was £28,347. Mr. Evans: So that you claim altogether in damages and sums already received some- thing like £60,000. Answering other questions, the witness said his firm had carried out works of this descrip- tion in the locality before. They had had a contract for the Cardiff reservoir, but didn't finish it. There were disputes, and the mat- ter came to an end. Mr. Evans: Now, I am going to call Mr. Scale, the clerk to the Council. Do you sug- gest that when you signed the contract and pointed out that the specification differed from the alterations you had- made in the bill of quantities, Mr. Scale said he did not wish to alter the specification so much so as not to mutilate it?—He did. Were you aware that there were clauses in the specification which were inconsistent with the bill of ouanties?—Yes. Witness added that some alterations had been made in the specification before he saw it. and he was asked to initial these at the time he signed the contract. He did not seek any information as to the geological formation of the district, and made no inquiry as to whether there were any faults in the district. He examined the trial hole, and assumed the ground would not differ from that at the trial hole. He did not know that Mi". Humphreys had had no experience of work of this kind before. He did not remember Mr. Humphreys telling him so. The witness was then taken through the figures, and asked as to how he arrived at the amounts which he had set down in the claim as profits. The proceedings were further adjourned.
FOOTBALL. BRIDGEND WEDNESDAYS v. CANTON WEDNESDAYS. At Cardiff. Bridgend were 3 short. Team Bridgend: Back. Substitute: threequar- ters, e. Millard, D. Griffiths, J. MoLellan, and W. Corns; half-backs, P. Purnell and T. Evans; forwards, Dan Thomas (capt.), G. Singer, B. Gronow, W. Quintan, G. Francis, and O. M. Powell. The game was a forward one throughout, the Bridgend six quite holding their own in the tight and the loose. In the second half Bridgend were having much the better of the game, and just after the re-kick, Quinlan scored wide out. Gronow failed with the kick. Play was of a verv ding-dong fashion after this, and the final whistle went without any addition to the score, although Bridgend were near scoring on several occasions. Final score:- ri m T*I G. T. Pts. Bridgend Wednesdays 0 1 3 Canton Wednesdays 0 0 0
WELSH CONGREGATIONALISM. MEETINGS AT ABERKENFIG. PETITION TO THE BRIDGEND BEXCH. Meetings of the East Glamorgan Welsh Congregational Union were held at Aberken- fig on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday the Rev. D. H. Iv illiains, Barry, moved a re- solution expressing gratification at the suc- cess which attended the Disestablishment Convention held at Cardiff on the 10th inst., and at the fact that a definite promise was given by a responsible Minister of the Crown that if any domestic legislation is considered during the fourth Session of the present Par- liament a Disestablishment and Disendow- ment Bill for Wales will bo introduced into the House of Commons. It also rejoices that the convention resolved witn such unanimity to form a Welsh Nonconformist League, and pledges itself to do all in its power to co-oper- ate and to further the interests of the League. Mr. S. Nicholas, Mr. Williams, and other speakers congratulated the organiser of the convention (Rev. H. Eynon Lewis) for the re- markable success which attended the gather- ing. Rev. Rhagfyr Jones, Treorky, said the country wanted to be educated again on this question, and the League would be means to do that. Rev. E. Richards, Tonypandy, said he was proud of the convention. Mr. Lloyd George had an opportunity to prove his loyalty to Wales. The new Nonconformist League would be a great advantage to Wales. Rev. Eynon Lewis, in acknowledging the vote. said that after considerable deliberation it had been resolved to limit the scope of the League, at least for the present, to the Dis- establishment and Disendowment question.— The resolution was carried unanimously. On Wednesday morning the Rev. Stephen Jones, Coychurch, presided. The new church at Fforddygyfraith, near Tondu, was received into the Association. A vote of condolence was passed with the family of the late Rev. W. Gilbert Evans, Bridgend. Rev. T. Davies, Cwmpark, was elected chairman for the ensuing year. The next meeting will be held at Zion Chapel, Ponty- n .1.r1 r- On the motion of the Rev. E. Richards, Tonypandy, a resolution was passed congra- tulating the Government on its intention to introduce during the next Session a measure for substantially amending the licensing laws, and demanding that such a measure shall con- tain special provisions to bring drinking clubs under the same supervision, as the public- houses, and making it illegal to open the same on the Lord's Day. The Rev. Eynon Lewis called attention to the manner in which the ueace of the inhabi- tants of the smaller villages was disturbed on the Sabbath by an influx of a large number of the rougher elements in the adjoining popu- lous valleys simply with the object of obtain- ing drink. He was pleased to note that the Bridgend Bench had already closed the pub- lic-houses in some of the villages by granting them six day licenses only. It would be a great boon to other villages in that district if the licensing magistrates consented to gr,ant all' public-houses in such places six-day licenses only. It was resolved on the motion of Mr. Lewis, seconded by the Rev. Stephen Jones, Coy- church, that the Bridgend Bench be peti- tioned in the direction indicated.
Air Rifle Shooting. ODDEFELLOWS (MAESTEG) v. STAMPERS. Oddfellows: W. Duckfield, 25; W. Jenkins, 28: E. Hordell, 24; S. Preece, 29; E. Jones, 28; G. H. Preece, 29; Eddie Lewis. 26; A. Dupplaw, 27; S. Slocombe, 29; S. Bell, 28; M. K. Gilbert, 30; S. Harris, 27. Total, 330. Stampers: H. Bourne. 29 J. Dack, 25; J. Higgins. 30; E. Portsmouth. 27; W. By- water, 25; H. Blunn, 29; E. Bourne, 29; T. Bourne, 29; F. Bourne. 30; F. Stevenson, 24; F. Palmer, 25; F. Fields, 23; J. Prycr, 26. Total. 322. ——— KING S HEAD (BRIDGEND) v. WHITE I LION (BRIDGEND). King's Head: A. Jones, 28; T. Lane, 29; D. Leyshon, 27: B. Willis, 30; T. Morton, 27; A. Parry, 28; J. Sutcliffe, 31; G. Lyons, 30; W. Corns, 27 D. McLeilan. 29; D. Wil- liams, 24; F. Protheroe, 30. Total, 340. White Lion: W. Thomas. 29: E. Loose- more, 28; J. Morgan, 30; J. Howe. 28: O. Lewis, 27; J. Francis. 29: f. Venn. 26; C. Pelfry, 28; W. Parkin. 80: T. Davies, 28; E. Barrington, 26; J. Evans, 29. Total, 338. — WHITE LION (BRIDGEND) v STAR HOTEL I (ABERKENFIG). White Lion: W. Thomas, 33; J. Evans. 30; J. Morgan, 29; T. Davies, 29: W. H. Williams, 23; O. Lewis, 31; W. Parkin, 32; E. Loosemore, 28: C. Pdfry. 26: E. Barring- ton, 30; T. Venn, 29; J. Howe, 26. Total, 346. Star Hotel: J. riuggins. J'. S S. Viltis. 28; A. Baker, 31; J. Poole, 28: W. Williams, 27; J. Mathews, 25; D. Thomas. 30; E. Brewer, 27; A. Dix, 20: W. Probert, 28; D. Fitzgerald, 26; W. Bowen, 30. Total, 328. BRIDGEND Y.M.C.A. v. ST. ILLTYD'S. I Y.M.C.A. C. Tucker. 25; W. J. Dyer, 27; R. Watts, 29; W. Davies. 29; F. T. Ar- nold, 32; D. W. Edwards, 28; H. Railton, 29; B. Gladwin, 25; W. E. Jenkins, 29; A. E. Thomas, 27; C. Colley, 27; J. Atkins, 22. Total. 329. St. Illtyd's S. Davies, 25: E. Davies. 25 F. W. Brown, 25; T. Davies, 27; F. James, 22; );11. Brown, 28; G. -Vioss. 20; D. Davies, 26; C. Morgan. 24; F. Bartlett, 27; D. R. James, 27; D. Jones, 22. Total, 298. ST. ILLTYD'S (BRIDGEND) v. S. JOHN'S I (TONDU). St. Illtyd's: T. G. Llewellyn. 30; E. Davies, 21; A. Jones, 28; D. R. James, 29; T. Davies, 26; W. Davies, 27; L. Davies. 25; D. Davies, 25; R. Evans, 25; D. L. Brown, 22; F. James, 25; W. David, 29. Total. 312. St. John's: M. Thomas, 22; B. Purchase, 26; C. Brewster, P'. Mead. 24; A. C. Russell, 28; A. Minchington. 25; J. H. Powell. 19; J. Richmond, 25; A. Bailey. 23; J. Purchase. 25: A. Pritchard. 28; A. A. Saunders, 30. Total, 303.
BRIDGEND PARLIAMENTARY DEBATING SOCIETY. To the Editor. Dear Sir,-I once more ask your indulgence in bringing forward what you, sir, may con- sider a hardy annual—the ciainis of the above Society. As will be seen by an' advertisement in another column, the first meeting for en- rolling members, etc., will be held at the new Library Lecture-room on Tuesday next at 8 p.m., when I trust, now that we are able to secure so central and so comfortable a room to hold our sittings, that there will be a re- cord attendance of old and new members. I also sincerely trust that the leaders of the three great political parties, viz., Liberal, Conservative, and Labour, will give us more support than they have in the past, by taking an interest in the society and bringing its claims before their respective followers. The past sessions have fulfilled their object in inducing the rising generation to take an interest in the political questions of the day, and by taking part in the debates to be able to express their views in public in such a manner as to be of benefit to whatever poli- tical party they may belong. It will depend upon the attendance at this meeting whether it will' bo decided to con- tinue the work of the society or not, and I trust that the Bridgend public will not allow the society to fall through for the want of a little support. Thanking you. sir, in anticipation, I re- main, youre faithfully, W. HOPKINS, Hon. Sec. ♦-
PENCOED FREE CHURCHES' RESOLUTION. To the Editor. Dear Sir.—At the wish of many of the young men of Pen coed, will you kindly allow me, through the Gazette,' to refute the un- just accusation made against them at the re- cent District Free Church Council meeting re the increased drinking and intemperance and disorderly scenes, now prevalent in the district." As to the former accusation, I personally believe that Pencoed can compare favourably with any district loll Glamorgan of. a like population. During twelve years in Pencoed, I have not known of a single con- viction against either of the licensed houses. This, in itself, speaks very highly of the license holders. If the proposer of the reso- lution had given the matter his serious consi- deration. he would have found the same people cause the disorderly scenes repeatedly, to the detriment of other young people. In the absence of a library or other place, what are young people to do ? An effort was made some months ago to secure a library, but the matter fell through, and we are now well into another winter with nothing before us but chapel or public-house. Will the Free Church Council supply us with a library or something similar? I have no doubt it would receive the united support of all young people irrespective of religious belief.—Yours, etc., A CHURCH-GOER. Pencoed, October 15th, 1907. To the Editor. Sir,-It was with some surprise and amuse- ment I read in your issue of last week an ac- count of a Free Church Council meeting held at Pencoed. As an old inhabitant, I take strong exception to the resolution which was passed, particularly that portion of it which traduces tihe, character of utlr village. It is news to me that the peact- of the place is in such a precarious condition. I have at all times heard it spoken of as a heavenly place to live in—and so it is and will be, if some cranks and autocrats are stopped in time from making it otherwise. vVho ever heard of increased drunkenness at Pencoed indeed, who ever heard of the drunkenness of Pen- coed at all? I challenge the chairman of the meeting and his satellites to produce any place where the public-houses are better con- ducted. I was under the impression that even the teetotallers gave the hotel-keepers this credit. I am one of those who dwell among the people, both morning, nud-day and evening, and find peace the predominating element. We know the chairman of the meeting leaves here fairly regular daily at or about 8 a.m., and usually returns about 6 p.m., and there- after is not seen. Of course, he has his re- porters—those noble characters (?) who are seen and known skulking about at the time of stop-tap seeking whom they may devour." The vice-chairman of this meeting, who so readily seconded the resolution, is living some miles away, and is seldom seen in the place; except perhaps at fairs, when there is a chance of seeing a disturbing element. If the peace of the neighbourhood is to be preserved, let the place be quiet on Sunday evenings, instead of so-called righteous people acting otherwise on the Groes. Doubtless the police authorities will look after their duties, and their responsibilities are well measured1 at headquarters. Our poor P'.C.. I think, should have sympathy, in- stead of all possible kicks.—Yours, etc., OLD INHABITANT.
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Football Teams for Saturday. GARTH ROVERS v. MAESTEG RANGERS. At Garth. Rangers: Back, A. N. Other; threequar- ters, T. Preece, J. A. Jones, and D. iiich- ards; half-backs, R. Evans and J. W. Preece; forwards, J. M. John (capt.), W. J. Thomas, J. Cuffe, E. Jones, D. Evans, W. Griffiths, T. Spencer, J. Price, J. Carey, and H. Elliott, BRIDGEND v. ABERAVON. At Bridgend. Aberavon Back, H. Jones; threequarters, Willie Thomas, Arthur James, Alby Davies, and J. Donovan; half-backs, Bala Jones and W. H. Jones; forwards (selected from), Wm. Jones, E. Pugh, Will Gregory, Geo. Vickery, Patsy Foley, W. J. Davies, Douse, Otto Von Wolfe, Gwyn Jones, and Jim Unton. Bridgend: Back, W. Penncll; threequar- ters (selected from) T. Matthews (capt.), A. Palmer, D. Griffiths, and T. Burnell; half- backs, Clem Lewis and A. Power forwards, E. James, B. Gronow-, W. Gronow, T. Thomas, W. David, G. Singer, A. Deereman, and B. Hapgood. Kick off at 3.30. BRIDGEND 'QUIXS v. OGMORE VALE H. At Ogmore Vale. Bridgend 'Qnins: Back. A. Burnett; three- quarters, W. Hockings (capt.). A. Hockings, P. Purnell, and A. E. Lewi*; half-backs, W. Jenkins and W. Morgan forwards, F. Evans, T. Jenkins, A. Brown, S. Sevan, T. Brad- shaw, T. Davies, R. Rose, W. Quinlan, R. Urch. Players to be at station at 2 p.m. sharp. Ogmore Vale II. Back, Hugh Williams; threequarters, A. R. Hodgson, F. Finkard. E. Pinkard and A. Phillips • half-backs, Jim Bowden and Llew Griffiths: forwards. E. Baker, Harry Ham, T. J. Williams, C. Park- house, Jack Davies, George Davies, R. Wat- kins, W. Palmer. Kick off at 3.30 p.m. MAESTEG v. CAERPHILLY. At Maesteg. Maesteg: Back, Joe Lewis: threequarters, Treharne, Gunn, H. Llewellyn, and John half-backs, Evan Howe)Is. Hendra and Cash Llewellyn forwards, W. o. Davies (capt.), A. Rees, J. Griffiths, J. Thomas. A. Morgan, R. Phillips. S. Ackerman, D. Ackerman, Tom Evans, J. Owen, T. Mcrt. and E. Jones. GILFACH GOCH v. BETTWS UNITED. At Abercerdin Field, Gilfach (League match). Gilfach Goch Back. E. John-son three- quatres, W. J. Jones (co-ot.). W. Williams, C. Evans. W. J. Evans; half-backs. R. White and B. Jones; forwards. 1J1. Morgan. T. Hares, T. Cox. S. Evans. R. Morgan, D. S. Jones, and D. Harrison. Kick off at 3.30. rORTHCAWL v. PYLE. At Porthcawl. P'orthcawl: Back. Williams: threequar- ters. W. Pbwer. W. Lewis. W. AVatkins, and W. Rees; half-backs, W. John and T. Bur- nell; forwards, H. Wilkins, F. Pearce, C. James. R. John, A. Pearce. D. Hopkins, E. Howells, and T. Hopkisrs. OGMORE VALE v. DANYGRAIG. At Danygraig. Ogmore Back, Harry Davies (capt); three- quarters, Tom Evans, Steve Jones, Carl Jones and H. R. Jones; half-backs, Danny Jones J and J. Williams; forwards, Jim Chilcott (vice-captaiu). Jack Cliilcott, Jess Ham, Tom Lloyd, Tom Hodgson, M. Cranston, S. Smith, and W. Thomas.
KENFIG HILL. Child's Death.—Much sympathy has been extended to Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Davies, of High-street, reeling Hill1, on the death of their child Mildred (Millie). The funeral took place on Monday last at the Pisgah Graveyard and was largely attended. The Rev. Alcwyn Jones, B.A., officiated at the house, while the Rev. T. M. Williams, Pisgah. performed the last sad rites at the graveside. The mourners included Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Davies (father and mother), Mr and Mrs Ben Davies, Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, Porthcawl; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. John, Mr. Thos. Rees, Miss Jane Rees, Mrs. James, Taffs Well; lIfrB. Kemp, St. Donats- Miss L. A. John, Mr. Rees John, Mr. J. J. Davies, Mr. David Davies, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Thomas, Cefn: Mr. William Williams, Cardiff Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Williams, Mr Richard L. Williams, Gwalia House; Miss H. Williams. Beautiful wreaths were sent by the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Forester; Mr. and Mrs. Mc- Gaul, Pbrt Talbot Mr. and Mrs. John Wil- liams, Pbrthcawl; Mrs. Kemp, St. Donats; Mrs. Hamens, Kenfig Hill; while the child- ren of the place subscribed for two beautiful wreaths. FATAL ACCIDENT. An accident which proved fatal occurred on Friday at Ton Phillip Colliery, Mr. John Hitchings, of C'oytrahen, a collier, being the victim. During the early hours of the day a portion of the coal face and roof fell upon him, nearly severing his leg above the ankle, and causing other injuries, to which he suc- cumbed during the day. An inquest was held, at which Drs. Jones and Twist were in attendance, and complimented the officials and men of the colliery upon their knowledge of first aid, rendered in this case. PISGAH EISTEDDFOD. A most successful eistedatod, was held in a marquee on Saturday, in. connection with Pisgah Chapel. The committee, of whom Rev. T. M. Williams (pastor) was chairman, ablv assisted by Messrs. Edward Dixon and J. Esaias as joint secretaries, and Mr. Thos. Jones as treasurer, deserves to be compli- mented upon the way in which the arrange- ments were carried out to meet the require- ments of so large a crowd as that which pat- ronised the eisteddfod. The variety in test pieces also reflects credit upon the commit- tee. The president was County Councillor G. Sibbering Jones, of Porthcawl; conductor, Rev. W. Saunders, C.C., of Pontycymmer; adjudicators: Music, Mr. J. O. Jones, Mus. Bac., Cardiff, and Mr. D. E. Davies, New- port; literature, Mr. E. Cadifor Samuel, Llanelly. The competitions were keen in all respects. The principal prize winners were:- I" Solo, for boys under 14: G. David, Gilfach Goch. Children's recitation: Miss David, Mar- gam. Solo, girls under 14: 1. E. Morgans, Nanty- moel; 2-, J. Davies. Margam. Speech on "Man": J. Lloyd, junr., Kenfig Hill Eight Memorial Verses to the late Mr. Wm. Powell'. Kenfig Hill': 1, T. Rees, Maesteg. 100 Memeorial Lines to the late Mr. W. Richards, Cefn Cribbwr: Gwilym Bedw, Birchgrove. Recitation Divided between J. J. Cobley, Aberkenfig, and D. Owen. Llanelly. Baritone solo: D. Griffiths, Clvdach Vale. Pianoforte solo: 1. Irene Griffiths, Bridg- end; 2, "Nita," Bridgend. Violin solo: 1, C. Kineey, Ogmore Vale; 2, Sinnett Evans, Gilfach. Tenor solo: Divided between R. Davies- Morgan and J. Hughes, Nantymoel. Soprano solo Florrie Jones, Penygraig. Essay on Is Christian Socialism Practic- able?" Rev. T. J. Williams, Kenfig Hill. Baritone solo Ivor Pearce. Pencoed. Contralto solo: Lilian Rickett, Swansea. Tenor solo W. Griffiths, Gilfach. Duett: W. Griffiths, Gilfach. and T. Jones, Pencoed. Children's Choir: Divided between Ogmore and Pricetown Choirs. Mixed Choirs: Coity Choir. Male Voice Choirs: Four sang for the prize of £ 20 and gold medal, viz.. Mid-Rhondda, Cardiff (Canton). Garw, and Kenfig Hill. The last-named was successful, Garw coming second.
ISSUE OF SHARES.—Ogmore Down Golf So- ciety, Ltd.—Issue on 1st October, of L75 5 per cent. mortgage debentures, part of series created 7th November, 1906, to secure £ 1,000, charged on the company's undertaking and property, present and future, including un- called capital, subject to a prior charge. Holders-W. A. Williams and Mrs. M. Williams, Bridgend, Glamorgan; and J. M. Randall, Fitzhamon Court, Bridgend, Gla- morgan. No trustees. Previously issued of i same series, £325. >
COWBRlDGE. I Dairy Show Winner.—Miss Watts, of Bon- vilstone, was a successful exhibitor at the Dairy Show held in London last week. Receiving Order.-A receiving order in bankruptcy has been made in the matter of William John Moore, of Borough Stores, Cowbridge, grocer. Thanksgiving Service.—On Thursday even- ing, last week, a service of thanksgiving for the ingathering of the harvest was held at the Aburthin Calvinistic Methodist Church, and there was a satisfactory attendance. The service was conducted by the Rev. Emrys Davies (pastor), and several leaders of the churches of the neighbourhood also took r.art. Death of a Former Cowbridge Bank Mana- ger.—The painfui news has been received in Cowbridge- this week of the sudden death of Mr. R. H. Hughes, formerly manager of the Cowbridge Branch of the National Provincial Bank. Mr. Hughes, who was manager of a bank at Holywell, North Wales, was spending a holiday at Peterborough, and on Tuesday morning he was reading a morning paper when he suddenly expired. Mr. Hughes re- sided at Cowbridge for about ten years, and was extremely popular in the town and neigh- bourhood. He was captain of the local Vol- unteer corps, which, under his command, was over 100 strong. The sad news of his death cast quite a gloom over the town. Association Football.—The Cowbridge As- sociation football team met the Barry Dock Albions at Cowbridge on Saturday, under un- favourable weather conditions. The home team was weakened by the absence of C. H. Thomas and A. Beet-ham, forwards, and, having regard to the undoubted strength of the visitors, it was not expected that Low- bridge would win. In the first half the visi- toliS were undoubtedly the superior team, and they secured a lead of two goals. The home forwards had, however, many opportunities to score, but they were missed. In the second half Cowbridge played with more energy and skill, and we:r.e able to secure a couple of goals, their opponents doing like- wise. Thus the final whistle sounded with the score: —Albions, 4 goals Cowbridge, 2 goals. The home team was as follows: — Goal, Dunn backs, Moynan and Jones half- backs, Evans, Gwyn, and Power; forwards, Roberts, J. Dunn, J. Lumb, F. Dunn, and Wilkins. Harvest Festival.—-The harvest festival at St. Mary's on Wednesday, last week, opened with a celebration of the Holy Communion at 8 o'clock. Matins followed at 11, at which service the prayers were read by the Rev. Gilbert Thomas, and an appropriate ser- mon was preached' by his father, the Vicar of Abersychan, who based his remarks on Luke xiii. 29. At 7.30 p.m. the fine old church was fil,led to overflowing, and the service was of a most hearty description, the congregation joining in the singing of the hymns, etc., with great zest. The settings of the Canticles were well rendered by the choir, and the an- them, Praise the Lord" (Smart) was sung in a most excellent manner, the choir acquitting themselves in a way that could not fail to de- light the listeners. The organist, Mr. J. P. Marks, accompanied with skill and expres- sion. The preacher, the Rev. J. Baker, M.A., Vicar of St. Catherine's, Canton, gave I a thoughtful and impressive sermon on Gifts of God," taking as his text 1 Cor. iv. 7. The services were continued on, Sunday, the Rev. Gilbert Thomas preaching in the morning, and the Rev. W. F. Evans, headmaster of Cowbridge Grammar School, in the evening. The singing of the choir was again very bright and satisfactory. A word of special commen- dation is due to those ladies and gentlemen who by their taste and ability made the decor- ations so attractive and pleasing. They in- cluded Mrs. Sheperd, Mrs. Griffiths (The Bank), Mrs. Torney, Mrs.nd Miss Gwyn, Mrs. Mills. Miss L. Griffiths, Miss M. Thomas Miss Jenkins (The Graig). the Misses Llew- ellyn, Mrs. Lewis, Miss M. Llewellyn, Mrs. Jenkins, the Misses Tutton. and Mr. D. Tiijey. The offertories were in aid of the clergy maintenance fund. BOROUGH POLICE COURT. Tuesday.—Before Messrs. F. W. Dunn (in the chair), Tudor Crawshay, Tudor Owen, and Lewis Jenkins. Non-Attendance.—The following were sum- moned in respect of the non-attendance of their children at school:—Alfred Lloyd, Pontyclun, collier, order to attend made; Ellen Williams, Llantwit Major, widow, order Elias George, Llantwit Major, carpen- ter, order; Mary Wills, Llantwit Major, charwoman, fined 6s. including costs. St. Hilary Gardens Damaged .David Davies, Eastdown Farm, St. Hilary, was sum- moned for allowing four pigs to stray on the highway. P.C. Herbert Davies, who proved the case, said he had received numerous com- plaints that pigs had been straying about the roads, trespassing in gardens, and doing con- siderable damage. Defendant, who did not appear, had to pay 7s. 6d. including costs.- Summoned for a like offence, Diana Howells. St. Hilary, had also to pay 7s. 6d. P.C. Davies proved the case, and it was stated that defendant had been convicted twice previ- ously. Dismissed with a Caution.—William David', Llanharry. farmer, who was summoned at the instance of P.C. Pember, for allowing three pigs to stray, asserted that they got on to the highway through a portion of the fence which P.C. Pember had damaged some time ago in order to put some manure in his gar- den. He gave the officer permission to do this, but the' fence had not been repaired. The pigs must have got into P.C. Pember's garden, and were then driven on to the road. -The officer emphatically denied this state- ment.—The case was dismissed with a cau- tion. WELSH ST. DONATS LICENSEE FINED. At Cowbridge County Police-court on Tues- day (before Mr. F. W. Dunn and other magis- trates), Thomas Llewellyn, licensee of the Three Horse Shoes Publichouse, Welsh St. Donats, was summoned for unlawfully selling intoxicating liquor on Sunday. P.C. Herbert Davies deposed that at 6 a.m. on October 6th, P.C. Lisk, Pentremeurig, and he concealed themselves about 25 yards from the public-house for the purpose of observa- tion. About 8.25 witness saw a man named Jacob Uzzel, employed by Mr. D. L. Griffiths (a Welsh bc. Donats farmer) come up the road and knock at the back door of the Three Horse Shoes. The knock was answered by the landlord, and the two men conversed for a short time. Then' Llewellyn went in, an.1 he returned in a short space of time carrying a pint measure. This he handed to Uzzel, who having drank the contents, returned the measure to the landlord and went away. At 9.10 a.m. Uzzel returned, and he was again supplied by the landlord with a pint measure, the contents of which lie drank. Over an hour later he again returned, and this time the landlord handed him a ilagon containing beer, which Uzzel took away with him. Wit- ness and P.C. Lisk ran after Uzzel. and searched him, finding the flagon (produced) underneath his coat. Uzzel admitted that he had received it from the landlord of the Three Horse Shoes. The man was taken back to the public-house, and, in the presence of the landlord, witness asked him who sup- plied him with the flagon, and his reply was I had it in the stable." Turning to Llew- ellyn, witness asked, What do you mean by supplying this man with a flagon of beer?" Defendant replied, He paid for it here last night, and only came to fetch it this morn- ing." Uzzel, by a nod of the head, signified his agreement with the landlord's' statement. Then witness told Llewellyn of what he had seen during the time that he had kept the house under observation, and asked why Uzzel had been supplied with two pints of beer. Defendant replied, "I have nothing to say." When witness served the summons on defendant he stated. "It is correct what I told you about the flagon. About the two pints, I gave him them for carrying some sticks for me." Corroborative evidence was given by P.C. Lisk. Defendant said he received the money for the flagon on Saturday nig-tt. He admitted giving the man two pints of beer, but that was for work done the night previously. Supt. John Davis said the constables were directed to keep a watch on the house owing to complaints having been received about Sunday drinking. Defendant had been cau- tioned. The Justices' Clerk (Mr. J. Stockwood): There has not been a summons previously. Supt. Davis: No, he has not been sum- moned. The Chairman warned the defendant to exercise more care in the management of his house. He seemed to have taken no heed of the caution given him by the police, and he would have to pay JE1, including costs.
LLANTWIT MAJOR. Important Sale.—On the 14th inst., at the Llantwit Major Auction Mart, Mr J. Richard Thomas held one of the largest sales yet known in this town. The entries consisted of <30 very valuable cart males and geldings, cart and other coils, and ride and drive cobs and ponies. They included important num- bers of cart mares and geldings irom jxiss Talbot, or Margam Abbey, and others. Ihere was a very large attendance at the sale. Harvest Thansgiving. — The Wesley an Church held its harvest thanksgiving on Oct. 8th, when there was a large congregation, consisting of members and friends from other denominations. A very forcible and excel- lent sermon was preached by the Rev. T. T. John, Cow bridge, the text being taken from Isaiah xxviii. 2'3 to end. A very fervent feeling pervaded the service, and the singing was as usual earnest and satisfactory. The edifice was effectively decorated by MiBS Lily Rees, the Misses Gwladys and Olive Andrews, Mrs. John John, ivlrs. Maxwell, and other members. Fruit, vegetables, and flowers were given in abundance by members and friends of the Wesleyan Methodist cause in this town. The Institute.-A general adjourned meet- ing of the Llantwit Major and District In- stitute was held on Monday night, when vice- presidents, committee, secretary, and trea- surer for the ensuing session 1907-8 were elected. Mr. Kenneth McBratney, co-secre- tary with Mr. David Watts during 1907-7, took the chair. Messrs MacBratnev and Watts were very efficient in their duties, and rendered valuable assistance to the Institute in carrying out the secretarial work, and turecting a somewhat difficult syllabus of last session. Mr. Rees Morgan (of the firm of Messrs. Rees Morgan. Abraham and Co., Ltd., East-street) is the retiring treasurer. The names of Mr W. Abraham (Mahon) M.P. and Mr. Edgar Hunter, Brynawel, are in- cluded in the list of vice-presidents. Mr. D Morgan Rees, Plymouth House, was elected secretary, and Mr. Walter E. John. The Grove, was chosen as treasurer for the present session. It is hoped that friends and well- wishers of the Institute win do their best in the interests of the organisation.
LLANBLETHERY. House Broken Into.—Thomas Harris, a car- penter, and Martin Wheelan, both of Llan- carfan, who were defended by Mr. J. A. Hughes, solicitor, Barry, were "charged at Barry on Friday with breaking and entering a house at Llanblethery, occupied bv an old mans named John Murphy, a labourer and stealing therefrom 6s. 2d. Prosecutor said he locked up his cottage when lie left to go to worK at 7.30 on the morning of the 8th inst. When- he returned at dinner-time he discovered the window had been so broken as to allow of the catch being lifted. Every- thing in the kitchen appeared to have been rummaged', and a big wooden, box had been broken open, but nothing taken. All he missed was 6s. 2d. from the pocket of a waist- coat which he left hanging on the bed-raii — -All-. Hughes: Was this all the money vou had in the honser-No, I had JEa5. but only 6s. 2d. was taken.—Mr. J. M. Morris (magis- trates clerk): Where is that £ 55.—Witness • i i!;ive g'vreu t0 Mr. Thomas, Llan- blethery. -Mary Plews, whose husband is the landlord1 of the Old Post Inn, Bonvilston. said the accused visited her nouse at noon on the same date and had a pint of beer each. Harris paid with half-a-crown, and they treated a young man to a lemonade to drive them away. P.C. Williams, Penmark, saiÍd when charged at Barry, Harris made the fol- lowing statement I don't say I took it at all. Another man. Martin Wheelan. of Cow- bridge, took it. He broke the window and went into the house, and I kept watch for him. As for what he did inside I cannot say. He gave me a drink at the Old Post." He arrested Wheelan, who said. I am inno- cent; I do not know anything about it. I he accused were committed for trial at the Quarter Sessins at Swansea, both men plead- ing not guilty.—Bail was allowed, prisoners in R30 each, and two sureties of JE15 each.
LLANBLETHIAN. Harvest Festival.—Harvest thanksgiving services were held' on Wednesday, last week? the preacher being the popular Vicar of Abersychan, Rev. W. R. Thomas. There was a very large congregation in the evening The church was nicely decorated.
HEOLYCYW. Colliery Progress.—It is gratifying to find that Messrs. Hedley's collieries at Brymvith and Raglan are turning out so well. Great praise is due to this enterprising firm for the pluck and energy they have shown in tile opening out of the local measures. Messrs. Hedley have already erected about a score of new hou-s-es-a strong incentive to others to do likewise. School Wanted.-A correspondent writes The anomaly which at present exists in edu- cational affairs in this district should be speedily remedied by the Education Commit- tee. At Heolycue the children have to walk over a mile to school, and this in all weathers. The average attendance must necessarily suffer in the winter, and it only needs a little business acumen to realise that both rate- payers and; scholars suffer t)y the present ar- rangement. Harvest Festival.—Amomrst those who pre- sented fruit, flowers, vegetables, corn, etc., for the harvest festival services at Heolycue Church were the following, in addition to those, published last wees:— The Misses Griffiths, Tynywain Mr and Misses Griffiths, Cornel Du Mr. Evan James, Brynwith -All-. Howell Edwards, Llywniwrch; Messrs. R. Dawkins, J. Taylor, Sam Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Gore, Mrs. J. Gore, Misses Lewis, Tre- fach; Mrs. Jones, Mill; Mrs. J. Beconsale- Mrs. Phillips, Graig Ddu Mrs. Lake, )1rs. Tom Warren, Brynteg; Mrs. D. Rees, Miss Mabel Morris, etc. At the tea, the Misses Griffiths. Tynywain. also assisted in attend- ing to the needs of the visitors, as did also Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Stennet. Misses Griffiths, Cornel Du Mrs. Phillips, and others. Another Grumble.—Why do not the G.W.R. Company awake to their responsibili- ties and give facilities to the publio? (writes a correspondent). A line runs directly through the place, from Tondu to Llanharran and even if the present size of the place does not warrant a railway station and staff, a motor service could surely be arranged, and a great barrier to the prosperity of the dis- trict be removed. Directors of such up-to- date companies as the G.W.R. do not need to be told that they exist not only as divi- dend makers, but as caterers for the public convenience. Is it not ridiculous to think that the nearest railway station is about three miles awav? Perhaps some of our local men of influence will take the matter up. A little careful and tactful persuasion goes a long way.
PORTHCAWL. Exhibition of Bibles.-In connection with the British and Foreign Bible Societv. all exhibition of Bibles will be held at the In- stitute, Newton, from 3 to 6.30 next Monday afternoon, October 21st. A large number of old and other interesting Bibles will be on view, including many rare editions. All Bibles will be treated with care and returned by the hon. secretary, Mrs. Sibbering Jones, The Windmill, Porthcawl. The committee feel that a pleasant afternoon can be snent in viewing this collection. There will be stalls of Oriental needlework and curios from missionary centres. Admission 2d., to de- fray printing expenses. Afternoon tea. 6d. A public meeting will be held in Newton National Schoolroom at 7 p.m.
LLANHARRAN. Presentation.—A very pleasant evening was spent at the Llanharran Parish Hall (kindly lent for the occasion bv Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins) on Saturday evening, when the workmen and officials of the Meiros Colliery invited Mr. E. M. Hopkins. under manager, and Mrs. Hopkins to attend to receive a pre- sent in the shape of a very beautiful side- board, which had been bought by the workmen and officials, on the occasion of their ■marriage. Mr. Tdris Thomas, manager of the colliery, presided in an able manner, -ir. Samuel, Shellibeer, one of the oldest workmen at the colliery, made the presentation. The following contributed to the evening's enjoy- ment Mr. E. J. Thomas, solo; Mr. Gomel* Ball, comic songs; Mr. W. Hushes, solo; Mr. Jack Phillips, comic sonrrs; Mr. D. Evans, recitation Master Douglas Davies. recita- tion Mr. T. Wintle. violin solo; selections on gramaphone by Mr. Pullin. Miss S. J. Davies accompanied in a most able manner and also gave a. pianoforte solo.
-0 MRS. CLARA E. SLATER." Owing to the largu number of ^atientw at Brldgend, Mrs. Mater inlenris visiting ab 39, Wyndhatu Screet, once rro o. on THURSDAY, October 24 th. 1907. MRS. SLATER (of Southport), Largest Peltmaker in England, (Late Maker to the Patients of the London Hospital, City of London In- firmary, Soho Hospital for Women). Mrs. Slater has been visiting this district for the last 12 years. This fact speaks f.)r itself of the GOOD she must huve done to w* rant her coming; What has been done for others can be done for yon. As before on previous visits all advice will be free. Mrs. biltsr s skilt on >1.11 internal diseases of women has been proved by fiousinds in Chi* district. She is still pursuing her mis ion againsts., the use of inward instruments. Stop that Operation in time NOTR The most emiaent operating surgeon alive said if the use of iuw+rd instruments WIItt persisted in they would have to build a hospital to, treat the CANCERS and TUMOURS created by them." Extracts from a few letters will speak for them- selves Don't put it off any longer. It is important that any wishing to see her should lose no time in doing so Your neighbours- On every side can testify to the beutfij they have derived from her treatment. A stout Lady residing in Pencoed, and who had an appliance f )r difficulty of breath- ing &nd( walkng, owiug to the weight of her body, said I walked farther thin 1 have done for eight years I felt so well I caunot say too much about jour appliance. One who has been ffoing to the hospital for four years wrote "Dear Mrs. Slater. I have only been wearies your belt three weeks, but it has done me more good than anything else. I intend to do you all the good I can." A 7lother from Tondu said ;— Doctors have all told me there was nothing but instruments would do me any good. A friend persuaded me to see you much against my will. an- I had no faith in anybody, and a blessing it has been to me that I did so. Since doing away with the instruments and wearing your appliance I feel like another woman. I have never felt so well for twenty years." Hundreds like the above could be put down, buti there is no room. What has been done for others may be done for you. One from 31aesteg ivrites ^0UJ appliance and treatment made another •^eing of rie. I had been an unfortunate wearer of lion instrument, and no one but myself knows the sputtering I went through. Sinf-e consulting you my life has been what it had not been for years-thav is, free from pain I cannot thank you enough." One from Llantrusant writes:— It is impossible for me to express my feelings of gratitude to you. If equally successful in dealing with ail your cases, no surprise could be felt at the success which attended your visit." Another from Cowbridge says:— I had been a Bufferrr from internal weakness for many years. Your treatment completely cured me. and I am pleased to say i uow feel as strong as ever I did in my life." Scout ladies must on no account miss Mrs. Slater's visit. RUPTURES, WOMEN'S INWARD WEAKNESSES CURED WITHOUT OPERATIONS OR INWARD INSTRUMENTS. The great difficulty is to persuade sufferers that they have nothing to be afraid of. One who has come eaid :—" Why Mrs. Slater, I WAS AFRAID OF COMING, but had* I known who I was eoming to. I should'nt have any need. I IS MORE LIKfe: SEEING A FRIEND than anyone else." Stout Ladies The Compress Belt reduces the measurements 4 to 8 inches. FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS SEE MRS. SLATER AT ONCE Largest Ladies' Belt Maker in England. ALL ADVICE FREE. NOTE ADDRESS. Hours 1.30 to 5 p.w. sharp. 6759
NOTTAGE. General Baptist Chapel.—-The harvest- thanksgiving service was held at the above place of worship on Monday evening, when the chapel was well filled and a most inspiring service held. The Rev. Rhys Price (C.) led the devotional portion of the service, and suitable addresses were delivered by the Revs. D. Evans (C.), B. C. Davies (B.), and W. J. Phillips, pastor of the church. The decora- tions were simple and effective, and added materially to the suggestiveness of the ser- vice. Unitariaru Chapel.—The annual tea-party in connection with the above place of worship was held on Wednesday last week. Tea was laid in the schoolroom, and such a large num- ber of friends and sympa-thiers were present that the resources of the tea tables were fully taxed. Great credit is due to the band of helpers who worked so hard and pleasantly to make the function such a splendid success. In the evening a miscellaneous entertainment was held in the schoolroom, the first part consisting of a lantern lecture, Peary's Dash for the North Pole," and the second part oF songs and action songs rendered by the school children and other friends, whose services were ungrudgingly given. Mr. Harrison made a genial chairman, and dwelt briefly on the educative value of such entertainments. There were present representatives of almost every phase of religious thought in- the town.
WELSH ST- DONATS. Harvest Festival. — At the Welsh St. Donats harvest festival the services were con- ducted by the Vicar, Rev. Cynon Davies (Vicar of Llantrithyd), and the Rev. Gilbert Thomas. The preacher was the Rev. W. R. Thomas. The sacred edifice was decorated in a pleasing style.
TONDU & ABERKENFIG. Marriage.—At St. Bride's Minor Parish Church on October 9th, Mr. Thos. Rossiter, fourth son of Mr. John Rossiter, Tondu, was married to Miss Hester Maud, eldest daughter of Mr. John Williams, Aberkenfig. The Rev. H. Rosser, Rector of St. Bride's Minor, offi- ciated. The bride was given away by her father. and Miss Lena Williams (sister) acted as bridesmaid. Mr. Arthur Rossiter, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best ma.n. There was a large number of friends present at the. ceremony, and afterwards a reception was held at the residence of Mr. W. H. Hitchings, Pentyla, where the bride had lived for seven years. The hanpy couple were the recipients of a large number of useful and valuable pre- sents.
wick. Harvest Thanksgiving.—A harvest thanks- giving service was held on Monday last at the General Baptist Chapel, Wick. The chapet was tastefully and beautifully decorated with flo wers, fruit, and the produce of the harvest fields. This being one of the most important functions of the year at the old chapel, the building was crowded. The pastor, Rev. Hugh Robinson, conducted the devotional service, and the Rev. D. G. Rees, Bridgend, preached the sermon. The collection was satisfactory. The singing was most fervent and the service generality was one of the best ever held at the chapel.
LLANTRISANT. Fire at Croesvane.-At the house of Mr. James Watkins, vegetable dealer, Croesvane" Llantrisant, on Monday afternoon a pile of waste paper from the walls of the kitchen which he was re-papering caught fire during his temporary absence from the room. When he returned the place was aflame. With the. aid of two labouieis, who were working in a field close by, he got the lire under. The beams and furniture in the room were burnt A cinder from the fire-grate is believed to have fallen on the paper and so caused tlte. fire. Printed and Published by the Central Gla- morgan Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, at the "Glamorgan Gazette'* Offices, Queen Street, Bridgend, Gla- morgan. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 1907.