LOCAL GOSSIP. The impatient Forth prisoner who com- plained of being cold during the deliberations of the magistrates upon his short-com.ngs had bis prototype in an indivulaul. who per- ambulated the same district a. graierafic.ii ago. He was known a1? Wiil o r Maendy l*' Cavrbridge). His failing wss rabbit pcach- ing. He toM a Liantrisant bench 01 magis- trates) not to keep him long at tire^pohce- eourt, for as a respectable man fie <liu not want- to be se^n more than coulcl bo helped HI the company of the men who then occupies the bench! The Her. David Davies, M.A.. late Rector of Canton, Cardiff, and formerly vicar of Newcastle, Bridgend, lias- issued his report of the parish of St. John's, Canton, for the last year, and with it- is included a table of events connected with the history of the ecclesias- tical district since 1852, and its formation into a separate parish in 18,38. It includes a hst of the incumbents since that year, when the Rev. Edwin Fice was appointed Pe petual Curate." The first rector was the Rev. Vincent Sanies. who succeeded to the living, worth- £ 120, without a house and debts amounting to £ 1,500. In 1902 the debts iamounted1 to £5.049; to-day tney stand at £175. Dcrrng the past six years the moneys collected' throughout the parish total £lO.G3i, and £ 5,000 of this has beetr spent- in the e:1- largement of churches and repairing of schools. In the. Hill districts of Glamorgan in the days of our grandfathers, a sort of hunt and daneE4 used to be held about Christmas time called "Patsy" or "Mahsaint," lasting a week. The public-houses provided feasts of substantial mutton pies- fnot the puny pies of the restaurant), broths, puddings, etc. There was quite a week's orgie. hounds meet- ing at dawn of day, and foILowers retiring after a refreshing run to enjoy the sweet music of the harp and join the lads and lassies in dancing-a real old-fashioned. free end easy carnival. One of the- most- energetic missionary C'r- ganisations of the day is the American Bap- tist Union, and its secretary until his death recently was the Rev. E. E. Chivers, D.D. It may not be generally known that Dr. Olivers was a native of Maesteg, who went to America in 1870. There are members of the family still residing at Maesteg, and there aire happy memories of him in his younger d'ays 'among the Church workers of Yr Hen BIwyf." His father was for many years a deacons of Bethel Baptist Church. Maesteg. A tale- of some iocal interest is ¡. Trinm- phant; the embodiment of an idea." The author is Miss May Evans C' A Welsh Spin- ster"). Miss Evans has lived in Merthyr with her eyes wide open, and depicts care- fuHy many local customs, scenes, events, and personalities. For instance, the "idea" of the title is the recently-opened St. Michael's College at Llantiiaff for the training of Welsh clergymen. The chief character, John. Richards, the architect." is the Fate Mr. Prichard, the arc-hitect who carried out so well the restoration of Llandaff Cathedral, and whose fragment of a beautiful house in LlandafF was utilised for the present St. Michael's College. Aberdaro—the first home of the ceTIege-—i-s called "Aberavon." The heaviest financier of the scheme (Miss Talbot, cf Ma-rgam) stands out as :)liss Meredith," etc. "I don't know, said an ancient farmer to a correspondent the other clay. any C3.:>:> where colli; rs on their way to work, or com- ing from it.. have ever been guilty of a deli- berate theft; but in a spirit of funny mis- J chief they have at times taken, some of my things. As a rule they are law-abiding, and if I miss some chicks, or eggs, it's from tramps. But I remember a case where, chiefly for the fiun of the thing, they tcok my dinner. And it was in this way. Mima, my wife, had stuffed a. nice goose, and ircpt basting it by the time I was coining in to dinner, which was iate, nearly four. being busy with some ditching. Four o'clock was the time the colliers were going from Cwm pit home, and what do you think the rascals did? They could <nnelT the goc.se yards off, a.Ild it was doing to a turn, and me ar.-d my mam -and Mima were jitst sitting down to it wflew there was a great- row near the farm, ami someone called out a fight," and we all rushed out to aee it. The colliers had formed a ring, and were punching one another well, some crying Now Sampson bach,' and others Will ega: ui'J:1 we were tired and went into the farm, but there was no goose. While the Tot were ftshtm-ar one had slipped in at the back and teizad the goose! We had to do with bacon that day, but we heard aftenvard's that they teesed for the goose and Two a- Will Shon and his wifs Hetty had a nice dinner of it. We did aJI begrudge them; for, talk cf pheasant -and that like, there is nothing to touch a goose with pienty of sage and onions," and ats t-he oH boy said this there was a preemptible moisture about his mouth. "It came out afterwards the fight was an arranged plot to get us out of the way."
SHOCKING AFFAIR. NEAR BETXCETHIX. MOTHER ABSENT FROM INQUEST. Mr. David Rees, coroner, held aIt inquest at Heol-liaethog on Saturday afternoon, touching thlel death of Wyndinatu James Lake, aged years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ja*. Lake, living a.t Railway-terrace, Heoi-iaethog. Mr. A. Higgins was eiectc-d foreman of the jury. The first witness down for hearing was the mother, on whom a notice to attend had been served, but it was stated tha.t she had gone to Bridgend in the aborning, and had not re- turned. It was deoided to proceed with the evidence | of another witness, and Mrs. Andrew, living in the same Terrace, was called. She stated that on the 2nd January she was going to fetch some water when she heard the neigh- bours screaming. She saw smoke coming from Mrs. Lake's house, and went inside. The deceased child was lying on the floor, with only its shoes and stockings on, the other clothing bavin" been ripped off. There were burns upon, the head, fact, and arms, hands and feet. No-one else was in the house, the mother having gone into a. neigh- bour's bouse, where, witness thought, 800 #<ainfted. There was a. large fire in the- grate unprotected by a guard. The child was quite conscious and cried Mamma," when witness put oil on the bums. Death took place the same da1'. The Coroner said it was unfortunate the woman was not present. She was much to be blamed for not being there. The inquest was then adjourned! until to- raorrow (Saturday).
Park Slip Relief Fund. The statement of accounts of the Park Slip Colliery Explosion Relief Fund for the year ending December 31st. 1907, shows that there are now 43 persons dependent utwn the fund, including 28 widows. The totol amount sub- scribed was £16,9"25) and £12,610 disbuT>sed. The ppteer.t- value of the securities Is given as I £7.993. At the statutory r.nnual meeting of the executive, when the relief list will. be re- vised. it will be proposed that the income? of the ascertained surplus of £3,(..100 for the present year at the rate of C3 per cent, be paid to the Monmouthshire and South Wales Minors' Permanent Fund, provided that they discharge their obligations to the dependents ØIL this fund."
MISS DILLWYN'S EMPLOYEES BETTER FAVOURED THAN HERSELF. To a large attendance of the "Op#>n Bro- therhood" at the Unitarian Church, Swansea, on Sunday afternoon, Misa Dilhvyn (sister of Mrs. Nicholl, senr., Merthyrmawr), spoke on. the women's suffrage movement. Miss Dillwyn spoke with feeling OR what, she termed the injustice of weID-e8 with business at stake and business interests being deprived of votes. mffli, as good citizens were in1 duty bound to pay the raters and keep off the -rates, ,and)or that priyilogo they gut. the franchise. No so with women, however. They paid the rates and kept off th^m or tried to—but received no correspondÙlg elec- toral privilege as did tne men. Tbey. arf women, had no choice as to paying, and IW voice in, the making of the rates. Thejr we) e, therefore, asking for a simple act of justice, not a favour. Her own experience afi ati em- ployer of labour was this -She had employed 200 to SCO men, who were dependent upon her signing the weekly wage-sheet. Everyone of these men had a vote, but she had not. Site* ventured to think she deserved a vote a.s much, and could exercise it as intelligently, as they could, and she had a. fa.r greater .stako in the country. She told them frankly she. felt, that bitterly as an ignominy.
Two porpoises—one over 5ft. long—l?avo been w,asbed up on the beach at Lowestoft.
Before a man was sentenced for fraud at the Middlesex Sessions on Monday it was stated that too indictment wmpristed fcfteeji e4Jl,JDÐ and was 20ft. long.
BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. Saturday.—Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (chairman), Oliver Sheppard, D. H. Price, Evan David, W. J. Lewis, and Dr. E. J. Parry. INSECURELY FASTENED LAMP. DANGKR AT WINDHAM PIT. Arthur Jones, 31 Oxford-square, Ogmore Vale, water mar, pleaded guilty t:> allowing a lamp to be removed from the lamp-roo-a of Wyndluin Colliery without first locking it, he being then in charge of the room. Mr. W Kenshole, Aberdare, was tor the company. Thomas Rees, overman. deposed to appoint- ing Jones to relight- the lamps on December 6th, 7th, 9th and 10th. David Hopkins, a colliers' boy, stated that on December 10th he "lost light w!:en- ia hi:» working place. He tcok the lamp to Jores, who re-lit it, and when, he got back to Ins workinc-place he found the lamp was not property fas-tened, being plugged H ithcut the catch being put down. David Llewellyn Richards, manager of the colliery, formally put in a copy of the specia rult"S. Defendant said' it was a mistaKe on lit;: part for wiiich he was. sorry. The Chairman said 1:hr- m agist rates cnnld only attribute the mistake to gross careless- ness. The lamp was m the hands of only a small bov, b^it luckily lIe had his wits about him and did not open the lamp. Had he done so, it might have caused the deaths of a great ma-ny in the colliery. Defend in L would have to pay the maximum jxmaity of tiCs.. and might think himself lucky in not being sent to prison. FIRE IN GAPvW COLLIERY. A MYSTERIOUS OCCURRENCE. An uncommon charge was that against Joseph Bevan, of 41 Victoria-street, Ponty- cymmer, haulier, of neglecting to report dan- gpriib a road-way at the1 Garw Coiiieiy, Pontycynmier. Air. W. Kenshole- w is for th." Company. -IT John Frederics Gale. la-bonier, said he went to work at the Garw Colliery at seven o'clock on. December 2nd. He wore ins coat for some time and then took it off and hung it oil a broken arm. About 11 o clock de- fendant told him ho thought- lie smelt some- thing burning, and witness said lie thought it was the fumes of pitch. "When witness went for his coat at meal time he found it and the timber smouldering, one side of the coat being burnt- away. He poured his tea on it. and extinguished the lire. He exam- ined his coat- before going down the colliery, and found nothing in his pockets likely to cause tire. By the Chairman He could not under- stand how the coat got alicrht. Thomas Edward Lewis, manager, who put- in the special rules, said they had tried to find out what caused the fire, but had failed. Defendant said he conferred with some col- liers. and from what they said he did not think it was fire he could smell. The. Chairman: It is likely there were matches in the pocket. Mr. S. H. Stockwood (magistrates.' clerk): Apparently he did not think there was dan- ger from fire. The Bench concluded there was not suffi- cient evidence to convict, and dismissed the case, but warned defendant to report any similar matter when in doubt to one of the officials. UNLOCKED LAMP AT CEFN SLIP. Gwilym Williams, 15 Cefn-road, Cefn CribbwV, collier, was charged with neglecting to immediately take a lamp to the Limp-sta- tion- upon finding it unlocked. C'harfe» E. Tapscn, manager of Cefn Slip, gave evidence, and said he had always found the defendant a reliable workman, and did not wish to press the charge. This was a dangerous colliery, however, and he ielt bound to bring the ease. A fine of £1 was imposed. MOTHERLESS CHILDREN NEGLECTED. OGMORE VALE COLLIER SENTENCED. A charge Kac; preferred against David Morris, 8 Proepect Place, Ogmore Vale, col- lier, of neglecting his five children, aged 15, 11, 8, 6 and 'J years. Proceedings were taken by the X,S.P.C.C.. for whom Alderman T. J. Hughes appeared. Alderman xxughes said defendant had had a most excellent wife, who unfortunately died two years ago. The children were- quite above the average in intelligence and showed signs of having been well brought up by their late mother. When she died the- defendant ap- peared to have given way to drink, had plunged largely into dle-v t. and as a result of his drinking habite he had not found it pos- sible to get a house-keeper to remain with him. The eldest boy was delicate, but worked regularly, and the eldest girl, aged IH, appeared to do the whole of the house- held work, and was practically a little w-mte slave. With regard to the. other three child- ren. one only two years of age, it was obvi- ous what happened to them with only a young sister to look after them and a drunken father. The defendant's average earnings were 3-1-s. per week, he was- in debt to the ex- tent of £40. and could not obtain ciedit. The children had been removed to the Work- house under Dr. Low's instructions. Walter Williams. inspector of the N.S.P.C.C., gave evidence in .sup pert of Alderman Hughes's statement-. When, he visited the house in August the eldest girl, who was a pale and delicate child, was scan- tily dothfXi:, dirty and verminous, and thoroughly neglected. Tho house was ex- tremely dirty, but there was a fair amount of food in it. On November 15th the boy William was at home; he was thin and looked half starved. There was .scarcely any i'ood in the house, and he found the neighbours had been feeding the children1. There were ci'othe« for the baby. but they were- net washed, neither was the baby. Defendant: There is always plenty of food there. Inspector Williams: There was plenty of food until that time. Defendant: I could rot be at work and look after the house at the same time, and I could not get anyone to stop there. Mr. S. H. Stockwcod: Why not? Defendant: Because there was too much work to do, and they don't like the place. Air. Stockwood: They say it is because you drink too much. Is that true? Defendant: I take a drop sometimes1. Inspector Williams said in the week previ- ous to his last visit the defendant was away from, the house for five da.ys together. Sergt. Hall deposed to being culled to the house by neighbours, who complained that de- fendant was beating his children. Dr. Low said the first time he visited the house, on the 7th December, defendant- had been- away four days. The girl, aged 11, was a weakly child, the next two were fairly well nourished. The second time he weut to the house, the bailiffs h -d been there to distrain and' there was hardly any furniture left. The Chairman (to defendant; Have yon any reason to give why you went away and left- the children to take caro of themselves? Defendant: I went- away to look for work. Defendant was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, and an order was made that the children be retained at the Workhouse until arrangements were made for their care. Alderman Hughes mentioned that a home had been found for the eldest boy, and every effort was being made to secure one for the .eldest girl." SMASHED THE ITALIAN'S WINDOWS. Ivor Kane (15), Garth-road, Garth, Maes- teg, collier's boy, was charged with breaking a window, the property of David Seinonk, Miae&teg, icecream vendor, doing damage to the extent of £.5. Complainant gave his evidence in the fol- lowing laconic terms: He came to my zhop, kicked up row, zee. I went to door. He tried to throw ztone at me. but missed, zee. I' went in and in couple of ramutc-s, he threw done and broke window. Defendant alleged1 that complainant set the dog on him. He threw a. stone at the dog, which hit too window, breaking the corner. David Duplow, a boy, corroborated. There was no dog there. Defendant: You waa not there. A younger brother of defendant gave evi- dence, and said Duplow came up after the window was broken, complainant giving him 3d. to tell their name's. The Bench ordered defendant to pay £ 1 10s. THREATENED HIS MOTHER. Gwilym Howells, Oaerau, collier, was charged with using threats towards his father, David Howells, of 8 Victoria-street, Caeraai. Complainant said his son left ho.me two wear's ago, but came to the house and threat- ended to cut his mother's throat and com- plainant's also. Defendant did' not appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. GOOD AS THEY MAKE THEM TN SHKFFIELD. Alfred Say, of Cefn-mad, Cefn Cribbwr, collier, summoned Edwin Cooper, of the same road, for using threats. Air. E. T. David: was for complainant, who said he had served ten years in the Field Ar- tillery. On Friday right, defendant came to iris house, put his hand on his shoulder, and challenged hitn to fight, saying I am as good as they"make them in Sheffield." Defendant: Didn't you send for me to come to- your house?—No. I came to see the football burnt which your wife had stolen from my boy?—Not to my knowledge. Did not your wife say I was the. only per- son who sent th^ policeman to search your house?—No. Thomas Palmer said he was present when Cooper came to the house. Defendant was the w-oru-e for liquor, and put his hand on eompiaini-nt's shoulder calling him a liar. The Bench were of the opinion that no threats were used, and dismissed the case. They considered it a pity that neighbours could not get along better. WIFE'S APPLICATION REFUSED. A FILTHY HorSE, John, Lewis Ward, 28 David-street, Blaen- garw, coaiiery labourer, was summoned by hiB wile, who appi-ied for a separation order. Applicant said she had three children. Doiendant used her ail right until they went to live with his mother six months after the marriage. He had frequently beaten her and gave her a black eye on the. occasion or tiie last assault. She spoke to a doctor about it, and he advised her to leave the defendant. He had also thivatened to cut her throat. Defendant: Why did you leave me?-—Com- plainanc: Because you were always ill-using me. and quarrelling everv t-ime you came in. Defendant: When was the last quarrel <— Complainant: At four o'clock in the morn- ing. Defendant: Did I not threaten- to call in the N.S.P.C.C., if you did not keep my child- ren cleaner?—Complainant (.shouting): .That's a he; a big he. Defendant (quietly): Thank you. W as the place dirty when you i'-ett-?—Complainant (again shouting): It's a lie. I cleaned it the morning I left. Defendant I wish you would control your temper. You are losing it.—Complainant (screaming): So are you. In further cross-examination, reference was made to a. "coloured gentleman." and defen- dant remarked I would' not like to call you a liar, but you are a stranger to the truth." 'A police constable spoke to the woman mafe- inir a complaint to him. Defendant told him his wife was dirty. The man. he bc- l'ived. was a teetotaller, and, as far as he knew, a steady man. Defendant alleged that the last quarrel was caused by him asking his wife if he was to have a clean, shirt the next week. He had worn the one he had on for five weeks. Complainant: Old I washed it on Sun- dav morning. Mrs. Hannah Phillips, called by ciefeudant. fiaid .-be went to the house occasionally be- cause the child was ill. It was filthy and covered1 with maggots, and not fit for a. human being to handle. It was '"ringing from feet loghead. If looked after properly it would have been a healthy child, but some- one had taken it and it was now coming 011. The house was- fiit-hy. Thü Bench dismissed the -case. CASES. For drunkeu.nJsfe, John Robinson, of Maes- teg, was lined1 It's Martin McLaughlin., Nantyifyiion, labourer, las. For being drunk and disorderly, William Keefe, Maesteg, labourer, had to pay 30s., m default ten days' imprisonment-; John Alorau, Nanty- ffyllon, labourer, 15s. Richard Edwards. Caerau, haulier, 30s., 0r 10 el ays; Philip Danes, Caerau, collier, V): Ivor Hovrehs, Ca*rau, collier, los. Daniel Evans, Caerau, cotter, 2,:3.; Edward Richards, Caerau. col- lier, los.; James Cleeson, Nantyffyilon. labourer, 15s. John. Williams, Poutyrhil, col- lier, 15s. Evan D. Richards. Nantyffyllou, raauon, 263.; Llewellyn Griffiths, Nottage, labourer, los. William Gronow, Bridgend, labourer, los. Using indecent language- led to the follow- ing being summoned :—William John Davies, Blaeng&rw, coilier. 25s. or 10 days; John Tanner, Caerau, collier, 1;)5.; Thomas Wal- ker, Alaesteg, labourer, 30s. or 10 days. Andrew Meld-rum, of Maesteg. was sum- moned for being drunk and disorderly and as- saulting P.C. Mercer at NantyfÏylhn, on. De- cember 28th.—Alderman T. J. Hughes ap- peared for defendant, who pleaded guilty. It was stated- that the defendant, who bore an excellent character, remembered nothing of the ooeurrenco.—He was fined £2 for the as- sault, and 15s. for being drunk and disor- derly. Monday. —Before Messrs. Oliver Sheppard and W. J. Lewis. DRUNK AT BRIDGEND. William Trevorrew, whom Insot-ctor Evans described as a stranger in the Bridgend dis- triot." was summoned for being drunk in Nolton-street, on Saturday. P.C. James proved the case, and defendant was fined 15s., witn an alternative of seven, days' imprisonment. MOST VIOLENT MAN IN THE GARVL" Albert- Shewed, a Blaengarw labourer, pleaded guilty to assaulting P.C. Alfred Wil- liams while in the execution of his duty. The offi-eer stated that at 10.30 p.m. on Saturday he visited the Tjlaenganv Hotel, Blaengarw. In the bar he had occasion to speak to two men, when, prisoner, who had been standing near by, struck him a violent blow on the cheek, causing his mouth to bleed profusely. Witness closed with him, ard received several kicks from the wrisoner, who was acting "into a raving lunatic." Sherwell kept biting and kicking him on the road, and P.C. Evans had to assist- witness to take him to. the Potice-station. Seme days previously, the officer added, Shewell had threatened that ho would give him "some- thing to go on with." Prisoner: I am not responsible for my ac- tion?; when I am in drink. Witness You were not drunk. PTisoner I was boosed. Inspector Evans described the prisoner as oy.e of the most violent men in the. Garw Yal- ley. and produced a list of 19 convictions against him. Mr. Sheppard asked P.C. Williams what reason- the prisoner had for threatening him, and he replied that it was owing to his having given- evidence against him at the Police- court Shewell was sentenced to one month's hard labour. A DISCLADIEE, Airs. Elizabeth Bevan. of South-street, Old- castle. Bridgend, wishes to state that. she is not the person of the same- name- who was convicted of drunkenness at Bridgend Police- court on Saturday week.
The Weather and the Crops. Drying wind's have marked the past week, and the' clouds of dust blowing along the country roads would make the newly arrived visitant think that December had been a month of drought. The state of the surface is of course, .no index to that of the subsoil, w hich is sodden- enough. Cold nights have checked vegetation. and the days, even when slightly above freezing point in their temper- ature, have. been rendered bloak to living beings owing to the biting character of the wind. Latterly, the frost has rather in- creased1 in intensity. One good result of the north-easter should be a decidedly improved condition of the corn stacks, which have a good deal cf moisture in them, and need the penetrating dry coal of the present Arctic air. Sales of British oats at the. statute markets1 since harvest have., unlike those of wheat and barley, much excee-ded last -sea- son's iigures, under which circumstance; the rise in prices, moderate as it has been, is fair matter for congratulation. At Mark-lane to-day the market closed in sellers' favour, but the change of the weather stopped the disposition of buyers to exceed immediate re- quirements.—From Monday's -vlark-lane Express."
Through scratching her wrist while cut- ting bread, it wa-s stated' at an inquesb on Monday, Catherine Williams, of Battersea, contracted1 blood-poisoning and died.
THE BRIDGEND ELECTRICAL SCHEME. RURAL PARISHES TO BE SAFE- GUARDED. The Penybont Council met on Saturday, under the presidency of Air. D. H. Price, J.P. There were also present Colonel TurbervilJ, Messrs. Thos. Rees. T. J. Davies, D. Thomas, J. 1. D. Nicholl, T. Butler, W. Lewis, T. Penh-ale, Hopkin Howell, and T. Davies (Llangynwyd Middle)) with the clerk (Mr. R. Harma.r Cox) and other officials. NOTIFICATION OF BIRTHS. The Clerk stated that he had now received copies of the Notification: of Births Act, to which the Cardiff Aledical Association had taken exception. Air. Nicholl said that it was difficult to say whether the Council would1 act wisely in adopting the Act he was- not satisfied that it would be a good thing to enforce it. Mr. Butler proposed thai the Chairman, Mr. Nicholl, and Mr. T. J. Davies be ap- pointed a committee to consider the question. —Agreed. LLANGYNWYD WATER SCHEAIE. Air. D. Treharne, Pentre, agent to Air. R. W. Llewellyn, wrote1 that Air Llewellyn would be prepared to grant a 99 years' le-ase, of the land required for the proposed reservoir near Llangynwyd, at a ground rent of £5 per annum. He pointed out that the Council were taking over good pasture- land. In discussion it was stated that the scheme would considerably improve- Air. Llewellyn's property in that district. Air. Butler proposed that an application be made to Mr. Llewellyn for a reduction of the ground rent. This, having been seconded by Air. Pen- hale, was agreed to. OGMORE AND GARW GAS BILL. The observations of the- Parish Councils affected had been invited on the proposed Parliamentary Bill of the Ogmore. and Garw Gas Company. Only one reply was received —from the. Ynysawdre Council, who recom- mended1 the District Council to get inserted in the Bill a clause stipulating that the Com- pany should carry out the proposed work within a period of three years, and also to oppose the Bill unless the Company withdrew the application to reduce the quality of the gas supplied to 12 candlepower. Air. W. Lewis said the Company proposed to erect a new gas works in Ynysawdre, and what the parish desired was that this work should be proceeded with as soon as possible, or, oil. the other hand, that another company should not be prevented from supplying. The Clerk They wish to acquire by agree- ment the undertaking of North's Company at Tondu. Mr. D. Thomas said the Newcastle Higher Council had deferred the question. Air. T. J. Davies suggested that the three Parish Councils affected should' hold1 a joint meeting. All*. W. Lewis agreed1 with this, if it was understood that the. preparation of the case for the opposition and the expeir-es connected with it would be borne by the Council. The Chairman said that WHS a new prin- ciple altogether. The cost of lighting and water was always a charge to the. particular parish. Air. Davies proposed that- a meeting of the three Parish Councils be convened and that it should be made clear to them that any ex- penses ilt opposing the Bill would have to be borne by the parishes concerned. Air. T. Pen hale seconded. Mr. Butler: I think we should he honest, and say we will have nothing to do with it at all. That- is what it comes to. Air Lewis proposed, as an amendment, that the Council undertake to pay the. expenses of opposing should the parishes adopt that course. Mr. Butler seconded. The amendment was defeated, and Mr. Davies's motion was then put and carried. BRIDGEND ELECTRICAL SCHEAIE. Alderman T. J. Hughes, clerk to the Bridg- end District Council, in a letter to the clerk, wrote: "I laid your letter of the 16th ult. before my Council and satisfaction was ex- pressed at the intimation of your committee's recommendation. I. however, felt it my duty to intimate to the Council the purport of your subsequent conversation with me when you pointed out that clause 1 of my letter to you of the 14th ult. did not quite fully set forth the- aa-.»>iigenient by which your Council is to be not only to apply for a, Provisional Ortfir 1?hem.,elves, but to purchase electrical enfewgy in bulk from any colliery or other undertaking and distribute it. My Council e-ntirely agree, although, I think, possibly your Council will find that they would have to apply for and obtain a Provisional Older to enable them to do even this. Aly Parliamentary agents have seen the Board of Trade and have ascertained that the. Board consider the- fin est ion of your ap- plying for a Provisional Order is clearly dealt with in Section 1 of the Electrical Lighting Act-, 1888, and that, there is nothing whatever to prevent your Council at any time from applying for such an Order. With regard to the reservation a6 to the supply of energy to the Glamorgan. Asylums and to other exist- ing. customers of the South Wales Power Co. in the rural parishes named in the Order, the Board considered that this is a matter ancil- lary to any application which might in future be made by your Council and would be dealt with by the Board upon such application. Meanwhile, however, the Board state that the arrangement can be and ought to be effec- tuated by means of an agreement between your Council and mine, and not by a clause I Tp in the order." Alderman Hughes intimated that, he would be prepared to submit a draCt form of agreement, and he pointed out that the proposed agreement would be sealed en the condition that the Council would formally assent to the application of the. Bridgend Council1 for an Order. The. clerk was directed to-, request Alderman Hughes to submit the draft form of agree- ment. SEQUEL TO N.S.P.C.C. PROSECUTION. Sanitary- Inspector Eirvn Davies. presented a report .showing that the House occupied by Morgan Howell's, Cefn Hirgood, was not over- crowded. Howellsr was recently summoned for alleged cruelty to children, and it was ttated during the hearing that the house was over pro wd'ed. The house, the. Inspector stated, consisted of 4 rooms, and by allowing 300 cubic feet of air space for each adult there -was sleeping accommodation in a bedroom on the ground floor for two adults and in two upstairs bed- rooms for tlu-ce and four adults respectively, making sleeping accommodation for a total of nine adults. The house was occupied by four adults and nine children. There* were five beds (not four as stated at the Police- court). The clothing appeared to be dirty, the ventilation of the house was fairly gocd, the roof in good order, and the walls fairly good.—Ifowe-lls siubmitted a plan for the 'ad- dition of one living room on the ground floor and a bedroom upstairs, wnich was passed subject to a minor alteration. GARW WATER CO. The committee appointed to consider what steps should bo taken in respect of an. alleged breach of contract on the part of the Garw Water Company, recommended that no ac- tion. be taken for the present having regard to a promise by the, chairman of the Company that various improvements would be made.
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BROTHERS ATTACK BROTHER-IN-LAW. SEQUEL TO A FAAHLY QUARREL. At Bridgend Police-court on Saturday, Francis Evan Bray, of Bryncethin, ckrkat Bridgend railway station, summoned David Roberts, of Parkncwydd-road, Coity, carpen- ter, and Evan Roberts, of Spencer-road, Coity, colliery labourer (brothers), for assault on December 24th. Alderman T. J. Hughes was for the complainant, and Mi-. David Llewellyn1 defended. Complainant stated that his wife was a sis- ter of the defendants, and he used to live with one of them. There was a. quarrel, and he left, but his wife remained1 with her bro- thers. He had to consult a solicitor before he could get his furmture, and go to the house with a policeman. On' Christmas Eve he was crossing the Barry bridge in Coity- road on his way home, when he saw Evan Roberts. Defendant said, I am a better man than you." Witness replied, You may be to your mind." Roberts then struck him with his fist and witness returned the blow. Defendant then, went up the road, witness following in the same direction. When wit- ness got near the Isolation Hospital, oil Cefn Hirgoed common, he met Evan Roberts and his brother David. They were walking in an opposite direction to their homes. Both of them "scruffed" him, and when he was on the ground David knelt on him, kicked him, and beat him about the head. Witness struggled to release himself, but failed. Then P.C. Thomas came to his rescue. His head and side were bruised as the result of the attack. By Air. Llewellyn1: When he met Evan- Roberts oin the Railway Bridge, he w as- with a man named John Richards. He denied that Roberts spoke to Richards and then he (eom- plainant) attacked Roberts. It was not true that lie challenged Roberts to fight at the Iso- lation Hospital. P.C. Thomas (Bryn-cethin) deposed that he was going to conference point about half-past eleven, and when near the Isolation Hospital, he 'heard the voices of men quarrelling on the common. He proceeded xn. the direction, from which the voices came, and saw the pro- secutor and the defendants. Bray was lying on the ground, his face downwards and the defendants were standing close by. WitnoRs asked them what was the matter, and Dayiel said Evan and Bray had been fighting. The Robertses proceeded to walk away, but wit- ness told them not to leave Brav there. They then picked him up. Bray told witness he had' been attacked by the defendants. For the defence, Evan Roberts stated that he recognised Richards's voice on the Barry Bridge, and called to him, "Heigh, Johnny. are yon going home?" Bray then attacked him, knocked him down, and kicked' one of his teeth out. Afterwards he was going to Bryn-cethin to lodge a complaint against Bray, and when near the Isolation, Hospital witness met Bray again, and asked him why he had struck him. Bray then struck him again, and they had a stand-up fight. Aldernran. Hughes If the assault was1 so serious that you went in the dead of the night to report the affair to P.C. Thomas, why did you not take out a- summons?—Witness Be- cause we had a fight and that finished it. Was not your object in going in that direc- tion. to meet Mr. Bray and have a talk with him ?—No. Did you make a complaint to P.C. Thomas that- Bray had knocked one of your teeth out ? —Yes, and I showed him the tooth. The Chairman: Did you know that Bray would have to go home that way?—Witness: Yes. Did you also know he would1 be going home 'about the time you met him?—No, lie had had time to walk to Blackmill if he had kept straught on from the Barry Bridge. David Roberts alleged that it was a fair fight near the Isolation Hospital, and that they told P.C. Thomas they were going to his house to report the assault on the Bany hridge. In consequence of the defendant's state- ments, Alderman Hughes soulied for permis- sion to re-call P.C. Thomas, which was granted. The con-stable had left the. Court in order to attend an inqnest, but had not left the ouilding. In reply to questions by Alderman HuglieS, the constable said it was untrue that defen- dants told him they were on the way to his house to make a complaint to him. All they said was that Evan and Bray had had a smack on the Berry Bridge. Nothing was said about a. tooth being knocked out. David Roberts was fined £1, and Evan Roberts £2, and both were bound over in the sum of £ 5 to keep the ceace for six months. An advocate's fee- was allowed the prosecutor out of the fines.
BRIDfiEND BOARJ OF QUARDIANS Air. T. C. Jones (Pontyrhil) presided ovier a well-attended meeting of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Board of Guardians on. Saturday, j RELIEF. The Clerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox) reported that during the. week ended December 20th, 1,413 outdoor paupers were. relieved at a. e-sst of £213 8s. 6d., as comoared with 1,291 at £196 7s. lOd. in the corresponding w<>ek of last year, and in the week ended Decern- ber 27th, 1441 3t£269 15s. 7d. (including extra Christmas relief), compared with 1,285 at. £2-1.5 14s. 8d. The vagrants relieved at Cowbridge and Alaesteg during the fortnight totalled 430, compared with 269 last year. WATER MAIN. The secretary of the Bridgend Gas and Water Company wrote that his Company wvuld undertake the. substitution of the pre- sent water main by one- of 4in. diameter and the execution of other work in connection therewith for £98.. On the motion of Air Canniff (Gilfach Coell) the1 matter was referred to the Workhouse AJ- teratiens Committee. DEATH AT THE ASYLUM. Notification was received of the death at the Pare Gwyll't Asylum of William Morgan, who was admitted from the Workhoufse on September 11th, 1901. COTTAGE HOMES BAND. Rev. H. Eynon, Lewis gave notice that he, would, that day month, move the rescission, of the Board's lesolntion authorising the. pur- case of band instruments for the Cottage Homes. INCREASED EXPENSE. In presenting the report of the Finance Committee, Air. T. J. Davies said the Work- house expenses for the Christmas quarter showed an increase of about £200 compajtjd with the corresponding quarter of last year. This was attributable to three causes—the extra ccst of provisions and coal and an in- crease in the naimbe'r of patients. He had not been able to compare the figures relating to the Cottage Homes, but the superinten- dent had informed him that the consumption- of provisions and coal had been about the same as last year. v THE CHRISTMAS FARiii. Rev. T. B. Phillips (Tylagvvyn) stated that he had been requested by the inmates to thank the Guardians for the excellent Christ- mas fare granted to them. He proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. M'ichael Davies for ar- ranging a concert, to Air. Tom Hopkins's band for their performance, to nOY. W. J. Thomas for giving a lantern lecture, and to Aleissrs. Thompson and Shackell for the Joan, of a pianoforte. Rev. R. Odery, seconding, said the inmatet; wished him to express their sincere thanks to the master and matron for their great kind- ness during the festive season. (Hear, hear.) The motion; was agreed to. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS. Air J. 1. D. Nicholl proposed that the archi- feet be instructed to purchase 10 fire extin- guishers. Air. D. Jones (Porthcawl) seconded, and it was carried. Rev. R. Odery reminded the Board' that no improvement had oeen effected with regard to the fire appliances. Air. Nicholl: We have been awaiting the reply of the Gas. and Water Company with regard to the substitution of the water main. WOOD CHOPPING SHED. Ala-. Nicholl also moved that the proposal to erect a wood chopping shed be-allowed to stand over. The architect, he said, was of the opinion that this should be dealt with in the. general scheme of alterations. This was agreed to.
NEW SCHOOL AT P sRTHCAWL. OPENED BY MR. SIBBERING JONES. BRIDGEND A BLACK SPOT." A new Council School at Porthcawi, erected1 in consequence of the. failure of the managers of the non-provided School at New- tcn to carry out the reqmremeuits of the Board of Education, was. opened on Tuesday afternoon by County Councillor G. Sibbering Jones. Notwithstanding the inclement weather, a large number attended the cere- mony, but the outside proceedings had to be curtailed owing to rain falling heavily. DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING. The school, which is the first erected in the Bridgend Group since the Act of 1902, is situ- ated near the point where tho Mackworth- road joins the New-road. It is designed on the Central Hall principle, with three large class-rooms, commodious cloak-rooms, and a headteacher's room, while a heating chamber and a coal store are provided in the base- ment. The building is substantially built with Ruabon brick and Forest of Dean stone dressings, the roof being covered with green slates. In the centre gable a Welsh motto, Gwybodaeth sydd nerth" (" Knowledge is power") is carved. The sit-e, is an extensive one, and ample provision is afforded for play- grounds, both covered and otherwise. The. school provides accommodation for 150, and is so planned that extensions may be made at a minimum cost. Internally the arrange- ments are of an up-to-date character, a num- ber of new features being introduced-. The rooms present a very bright and pleasing ap- pearance, with dadoes and duresco. tinted above. The whole of the rooms are provided with fixed blackboards for scholars for free- hand drawing—quite a- new idea-and revolv- ing wall blackboards for demonstration take the place of the ordinary easels and black- boards. The building is heated by the Ibw pressure hot water apparatus and ventilated on the natural system, with fresh air inlets in the walls and special flues in the stacks and duets from the ceiling for emission of foul air, and the lower and upper portions of the windows are made to open inwards. The floors are of solid pitch pine blocks in the class-rooms and hall and of tiles in the cloak- rooms and corridors. A drinking fountain is also provided. The furniture is of the most modern type and highly approved by the leading educationalists. The building was designed and the work carried1 out under the supervision of the countv architect (Mr. D. Pugh Jones, F.S.I., Cardiff), at a cost of £3)55 10s. 8d., the contractor being Mr. S. Shall, of Liandaff, who has done excellent work. The clerk of the-'works was Mr. John Randall, Bridgend. THE OPENING CERKMONT. The Rev. J. Harold Williams (chairman of the Bridgend Group of Schools) presided over the opening proceedings, and, in addition to Air. and Mrs. G. S. Jones, there were, pre- sent: Mrs. Powell, Bridgend; Alessrs. W. Edward's, J. Grace, Daniel Jenkins, George Harris (school managers), Mr. Bryn Davies (primary inspector of schools). Air Pugh Jones (architect), Mr. J. Baker (who has been ap- pointed headmaster), Miss Crewe (headmis- tress), Revs. R. Odery, Bridgend H. Eynon Lewis, Brynmeuin; Alcwvn S. Jones. T. J. Williams, S. Williams, Kenfig Hill; B. C. Davies, David Evans, E. W. Pea-rce, W. J. Phillips. Rhys Price, and J. Thomas, Porth- cawi1 R. John's, Tondu; Messrs. Michael Davies and' D. L. Ptewell, Bridgend J. Mat- thews, Kenfig Hill; David Jones, J as. Coombs, H. B. Cofni-ey, R. W. Jones, Isaac Thomas, W. J. Williams, T. James, P. Harri- son. Al. Jenkins, J. S. Jones, W. Williams, J. Pearce, P. John, D. Rees, W. Comley, J. E. Thomas, R. Lewis, etc. Air. D. P'ugh Jones, on behalf of himself a.nd the contractor, presented Mr. Sibbering Jones with a gold key, and, having opeueel the door, Air. Jones declared the«chool open. This was a red-letter day, he said, in the his- tory of education in Porthcawi. The educa- tion to be given in that school would be free —free in the highest, deepest, and broadest sense of the term. (Applause.) Every boy and girl wishing to enter the teaching p-rofes- sion in that school would be able to do so without having to turn his or her back on the religion of the parents. (Applause.) Air. Jones then entered the school, the pub- lie following, and a meeting of an enthusiasm tic character followed in the central hall. The Chairman, having read a telegram from Nh-. E. H. Davies (Pentre) expressing re- gret at inability to be present, congratulated the people of Porthcawi on the splendid school erected in. the place, and expressed a hope that the children would take advantage of the excellent opportunities provided there and receive that education -which would en- able them to become good (Hear, hear.) When, some of tliem compared the present advantages in regard to acquiring knowledge with the state of things; which pre- vailed in their youth, they almost wished that they could begin their lives. over again. He looked forward with delight to the pros- perity which he had no doubt would attend the efforts of Air. Baker and Alisa Crewe in that school. (Applause.) OTHER SCHOOLS NEEDED. That school, the Chair-man went- on to say, was the first of the series to be erected in the Bridgend Group, and he hoped Mr. Pugh Jones would soon have opportunities to øx- pend some energy in the district and that many similar monumemts to his genius would be erected. (Applause.) Schools were ur- gently needed at Heolycue, P'encoed, St. Alary Hill, and Penllyn. In conclusion, the Chairman paid a high tribute to Mr. Sibber- ing Jones. M'r. Sibbering Jones next spoke, and nar- rated the circumstances which led to the erection, of that school. It was one of the direct results, he said, of too Education Act of 1902, though possibly it was not one of the results anticipated by the promoters of the Act. Though the managers of the Newton Non-provided School had failed to carry out the requirements of the Board of Education, it was fair to them to say that they had kept the school going for three months—until such as the county comnrittee were able to make arrangements to carry it on themselves. (Hear, hear.) Sneaking on the general ques- tion of education1, Mr. Jones said it was nil- fortunate that every movement to bring edu- cation to the masses had been frustrated and hindered by the religious controversy, and they had ventured to hope that ere now a settlement of the problem would have been arrived at, and that a national system of edu- cation-—national in every sense of the word—- would have been established. There was, it seemed, a great fight before them, and they must be prepared to stand firm to their con- vicfeioirs, to marshal! their forces and exert thomselves to the. utmost of their energy. (Applause.) He hoped that through the leadership of able and conscientious men, they would be able to see the consummation of their desires. (More applause.) Air. Pugh Jones said that the school was of modern type, throughout, a number of new kleavs having been- introduced. Speaking on the extension of educational facilities in the county, he pointed out that during the past three and a half years eight new schools had been- built in the county, at a total expendi- ture of £34.ûOD, and tern temporary schools, at a cost cf £6,377. The-, next speaker was Mr. Bryn Davies, who dealt with the present position of edu- cation in the county. He stated that there were no less than, 70,000 children on the re- gisters of the county, with an average atten- dance of 67.000. Of these 4,020 were in the Bridgend Group with an average attendance of 3,352. After pointing out numerous im- provements which had been effected since the appointed' day, Air. Davies snoke of the future work. A number of new schools would have to be provided, including the much-debated one for Heolycue, another for Pencoed, and no doubt they would have. to consider the erection of a. school between Brynd-a and Keniig Hill. The attendance in the sohoote, he said, was improving, but he regretted to have to say that the town of BRIDGEND WAS THE BLACK SPOT in the county ini this matter. (Laughter.) The rural districts and the industrial centres near Bridgend had fairly good attendances, but, for some reason or other, they could never get the attendances in the town as a whote up to a reasonable pefoewtage. The managers were now moving m this matter, and he hoped they would soon see a great ,improTOment. (Hear, hear.) Wales had now a complete system of education, ext.ending from the eleme^ntary schools to the university the Education Committee feared tha.t the ladder was not quite as easy as it should be, and that many attended the
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I GLAMORGAN v. CARDIFF. The creation of Cardiff and Swansea- as county boroughs necessitated a financial re- I adjustment as between them and Glamorgan County Council. That readjustment bus- not yet been satisfactorily arrived at, according to the county authorities. Cardifi City- Council recently wrote the county for details of their case. At a meeting of the Finance. Committee on Monday (Aldermaw: J. F. Boa van in the chair), the Town dork tMr. J. L. Wheatley) reported that Mr. Mair.se} F-ranklen (clerk to the Glamorgan County Council) had replied that the case against. Cardiff had been quite sufficiently indicated, and that his Council had therefore asked him to write the Local Government Board re- i questing them to appoint their own arbitra- tor without allowing any further dkalay, but- appointed five members who were prepared to meet representatives from Cardiff; «lso ask- ing the' Board to send the same paaticuiar^ aa to Cardiff, as they had already sent j 11 the case- of Swansea relating to disco*ruined grants in 1889. The Town Clerk of Garditf, commo«ti]ig utt the above, stated that a letter to the Local Government Board on October 11th conten- ded that the existing adjustment had! become inequitable in consequence of the unequal growth of the respective rateable values, and quoted figures which showed that the county were entitled to about one per cent. more> than they were now receiving. The committee unanimously adopted tiie following resolution That, the tovrn clerk be instructed to reply to the clerk of tfio County Council regretting their decision, and informing them that he hadi been lU- structed to write to the Local Government Board that until the d-eeired information had been furnished it was impossible for tie- Cor- poration to determine whether the present assessment waS inequitable, and equally im- possible to decide whether an amicabk1 settle- ment could be arrived at without the inter- vention of an arbitrator, and asking them not to make any appointment until the informa- tion had been supplied and an oppartunity giyen to the Corporation of considering the same."
County Schools who sheyuld not do so. It had consequently been decided' to establish higher elementary schools, including one in the Ogmore. Valley, and another in the Garw. Tiie speaker advocated' that more attention sliould be paid to nia-nnal instruction and horticulture in the schools, and expressed the- opinion that there should be more practical instruction in the rural districts. (Hear, hoar.) The Education Committee had taken a decided stand in respect of Welsh instruc- tion in the county, and the subject was taught in practically 'all the schools. (Ap- plause.) He hope>d that greater attention would be paid to the teaching of Welsh geo- graphy and history. The children all knew about the battles of Hastings and Waterloo, but how many of them had heard of the battle of St. Fagan'sP It was also hoped to establish woodwork and cookery centres throughout the county. In Penarth an in- teresting experiment was being conducted, about twenty girls being taught "home mak- ing." They wore tanght a variety of domes- tic subjects, which would fit them to become efficient home makers. (Applause.) Beferrmg to Me. Davies's remarks respect- ing Bridgend, tlwi Chairman, said he hoped the attendance officers would spare no effort to get the children to attend school. Ho thought a .superintendent att-endance, officer should he appointed for the county. (Hear, hear.) HEADMASTER IXTRODTJCED. Mr. J. Baker, who was introduced in flat- tering terms n. the Chairman, said the. large attendance that day was a, great encourage- ment to him. He wanted the co-operation of the parents, without which he could not .successfully conduct- the school. (Hear, hear.) He undertook to throw all theen.orgy possible into the discharge of his duties. Rev. Eynou Lewis' said he could perhaps congratulate Porthcawi more heartily than anyone, becauss lie had had experience of the disadvantages of living in a place where there was only one school, and that not under the control of the ratepayers who found the larger portion of the money. He was glad to hear that tiro sun was rising in Heolycue —(laughter) -and that the prospect of having a .school there was not very remote. He also hoped that tllO new school at B-rynoethin would hpcome an. accomplished: fact at no dis- tant date. Mr. Michael Davies said the new school was fitted with everything necessary for the edu- cation of the children of Porthcawi, and he ventured to -say that educationally the child- ren of Porthcawi would- in future be second to none. (Applause.) Mr. Baker came to Foit'heawl with an excellent record, and- his advent would surely tell its tale in a short time. The educational facilities in Glamor- gau wex* excellent at pre.sen-t, and he hoped to see many of the sons of the people getting to the- top of the ladder. (Applause.) VOTES OF THANKS. Mr. George Harris proposed a rote of thank", to Mr. Jones for opening the school, highly complimenting him upon his services to the county. Mrs. Powell seconded', and the vote having been accorded with acclamation, Mr. Jones ■suit-ably acknowledged. Proposing a vote of thanks to the managers for attending, and to Mr. Pugh Jones and Mr. Bryn DM vies for' their services, Mr. J. Grace- remarked that they had lost a good deal ed;urationally in Porthcawi through the religious controve rsy. Rev. W. J. Phi 11 ins seconded, and Rev. B. C. Davies supported the motion, which was enthusia<stieaIly passed. A similar vote to the Rev. J. H. Williams for presiding was passed, on the motion of Mr. G. S. Jones. and the meeting terminated by the singing of the Doxology.