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Settlement at Abergwynfi.

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Maxims by Aupt Eliza.







COMPENSATION AWARDS. At Bridgend County Court on October 24th. before His Honour Judge Bryn Roberts, Keturah Bissett, 1 Blandy Terrace, Ponty- cymmer, sued the Ffaldau Colliery Com- pany. Ltd., under the Workmen's Com- pensation Act, claiming £ 253 10s., with re- spect to the death of her husband. Walter Bissett. which occurred on August 20th, as the result of an accident he met with when following his employment at the colliery. Mr. Bruce, of Messrs. Walter Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas, Pontypridd rsolicitore to the Garw District of Miners) appeared for the applicant, and stated that the Company had now acknoAvledged the claim, and paid the sum claimed into Court. He asked His Honour to apportion the compensation be- tween the widow and her two children- I Doris (aged .3) and Dilys Mary (7 months). Mrs. Bissett having given evidence, His Honour awarded the widoAv £ 53. and ordered the remainder to be invested for the benefit cf the children, the widow to receive 106. a Aveek towards the maintenance of the child- ren. Mr. Bruce also appeared for Emma Evans, of Cefn House, Cefn Cribbwr, AVIIO sued Bald- win's, Ltd., under the Compensation Act. Mr. Bruce stated that £ 300. the amount win's, Ltd., under the Compensation Act. Mr. Bruce stated that t.300, the amount which the applicant claimed for the death of her husband, had been paid into Court.— From the particulars of claim, it appeared the applicant's husband was a collier in the employ of the respondents, and on the 4th June, he met with a fatal accident, being buried by a fall of coal. Mrs. Evans was left with three children—aged 15. 14, and 8 years respectively. His Honour made an order apportioning the money. The Ffaldau Colliery Co. had paid into Court P.291 17s., the sum claimed by Eliza- beth Ann Davies, Blaenga w Farm, Blaen- garAV, as compensation for the death of her husband, Thomas Davies. The deceased had been employed as a collier under the respon- dents, and on June 13th, lie was run over by trams, sustaining fatal injuries. Mr. Bruce, for the applicant, applied to His Honour to apportion the money betAveen the widow and her son. David John, a<red 12 vears. His Honour gave the widow £ 100, and ordered the remainder to be invested for the son. The sum of 9265 19s. 3d. had been paid into Court by the Ffaldau Colliery Company in settlement of the claim of Jane Thomas. 17 Biandy-terrace, Pontycymmer, whose hus- band was injured at the Ffaldau Colliery on July 29th. and whose death occurred some days later as the result of the accident. On the application of Mr. Bruce, the Judge ap- portioned the money between the widow and her three children, aged 13, 7 and 5 years re- spectiveh*. Ellen Elizabeth Smith. 54 King's-terrace, Na, claimed E278 17s. from North's Navigation Co.. as compensation for the death of her husband. Robert Francis Smith. The money had been paid into Court. The der-eased was a collier, and on June 11th he received iriuries through a fall of roof at the Coeenant Colliery hi" death occurred on June 20th as the result of the accident. An application to His Honour by Mr. Evan E. Davies (solicitor to the Maesteg District of the South Wales Miners' Federation) on be- half of the widow, for the usual apportion- ment of the monev between her and her children, wps complied with.