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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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