OPIUM-DEN KEEPERS "EXHIBITED." A Canton magistrate has raided two neigh. louring market towns and seized over 200 opium pipes and apparatus. The keepers of the opium dens were arrested and punished by being ex- hibited for a day jn canguee. A cangue_ is a board about 4ft. square. There is a hole in tne centre through which the head of the victim is passed, and the board fastened round his wok.
STRIKES AT MAESTEG. ,+ MR. O. H. THOMAS'S COLLIERY. strike at Mr. O. H. Thomas's colliery, near Llangynwyd, which has lasted five weeks, was brought to a close on Tuesday. The matter i-n dispute had reference to the wages to be paid the workmen employed on hard ground in the drift. The workmen on receiving their wages five weeks ago, com- plained that they were not being paid the district rate. the amount actually paid being 7s. 3d. to second hands., and 7s. 9d. to the leaders. Failing to effect a settlement, the men stopped working without giving notice. The matter came before the Bridgend Police- court last Saturday week. Mr. Hartshooii, I;ho -minors agent, met the manager at the colliery on Tuesday, in com- pany with the contractor, when it was agreed that second hands should be paid 7s. lOd. per day and leadei-s 8s. 4d. per eight hours shift, each of the men who had previ- ously been stopped to be reinstated. The rates agreed upon are what the workmen have, asked for from the commencement. GELLIHIR COLLIERY. On the 1st of June notices were tendered to the workmen at the- Gellihir Colliery by the company, but on Monday last the colliery was 'unexpectedly brought to a standstill. jjr. Hartshorn, the miners' agent, waited upon the manager on Monday evening, and it was agreed! that the notices be withdrawn, and work was resumed on Tuesday morning. NORTH'S COLLIERIES, There have beem several matters in dispute at North's Navigation Collieries relating to the wages of the day men. During the past few days Mr. Hartshorn, the miners' agent, has been in negotiation with Mr. Gibbon, the agent of the collieries, and Mr. J. Boyd Har- vey, the managing director, and on Tuesday a settlement was effected. Under the terms of the agreement repairers with less than 4 years' experience will receive a standard of 5s. 3d. per day, those of longer experience 5s. 6d. per day, and men with 6 years' experience 5s. 9d. per day. Their assistants will be paid 4s. 4s. 2d., and 4s. 4d. The company also agreed to advance the wages of the sur- face platelayers and also the wages of the roadmen employed underground at the Ooeg- nane Colliery. The rate to be paid the labourers has not yet been agreed upon, but it is hopped that a satisfactory settlement of these matters will be eitected in, the near future.
PLAU SIBLE SOCIALISM. To the Editor. Sir,—I notice from your report of the LL.P. demonstration at PorthcaAvl that Mr. Keir Hardie ridiculed the idea of the Cj-overn- ment offering to aged persons a pension of 56. per week, and that, referring to what a pre- vious speaker had said, he remarked L-on in poor tiny Anstra,lia they give 10s. a week. Now the Australian speaker liad, already explained that work Was plentiful in his colony at a wage of 10s. pk i- day for the artizan and 7s. 6d. per day for the labourer. These wages are double the wages paid in the Mother Country, and the assumption is that the cost of living is double as great. Our pension of 5s. per week is, therefore, equiva- lent to Australia's lOg. per week Yet -a great number of Mr. Keir Hardies hearers applauded his remark apparently thinking that he had scored a point. Avhereas he had done nothing of the kind. This is an e-x- ample of the innumerable fallacies put for- ward by the Socialists which are capturing a number of people who consider themselves shrewct. brainy, and intelligent. Thev may be thoughtful, but they need to think a little more.—tfouns, etc., Q IN THE CORNER,
PROPOSALS FROM THE GARW. To the Editor. Sir.—May I suggest, through the medhin* ot the Gazette^ that a committee should be formed of the Sunday Schools an the Garw for the purpose of an anging a united demon- stration again th^ summer ? The various Sun- day Schools will. no doubt have their usual outings this season, but I think it would be a- good plan to arrange that all should hold their treat on the same day. and, so far a« X possible, as the same place. Wlnle writing, I should also like to refer to the suggestion that a ladies' choir should be established for the valley." concerning which. I believe, there is a strong feed- ing here. No place in this district has doiw more in recent years to keltp up the refu- tation of Wales as Gwlad y gan" than the Garw. Not only have its soloists come into prominence at eisteddfodau and concerts- one might also mention opera coiiipaiiies-but we have here an excellent combination of male voices—a party which has captured a large number of prizes. Why should there, not be a ladies' choir? There are female singers galore in this A-alley. and I feel sure that. with the support of the residents of the A-alley, the choir would be a great sucee^. Yours, etc., UN O R CWU. Pontycymmer. June 16th, 1908.
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DREDGER TURNS TURTLE. A German dredger at work on Tuesday in the Humber suddenly turned .turtle and sank. The tug Elizabeth rescued the crew. As the dredger heeled over great volumes of steam arose from her boilers, but fortunately there was no ex- plosion, and no lives were lost. The mishap is believed to be due to water entering one fiide of the vessel. The dredger disappeared en- tirely from view,
MARQUESS'S JUDGMENT SUMMONS. At Peterborough County Court, before Judge Wheeler, Jesse Ward, butcher, of Peterborough, sought to recover £ 20 -from the M&rquess of Huntly under a judgment summons. Defendant did not appear. His Honour said, I have seen an account of this unhappy nobleman's position. I am going to make an order for the prompt pay- ment of the amount, and will secure it by
JEAESIFLJ (GAZETTE. Back Broken.—Harry Phgh, a haulier em- ployed at Messrs. Elder's Navigation Colliery, Maesteg, was on Monday knocked down by a winding rope. between some trams. His back was broken and the head severely bruised, and he lies in a critical state. Interment.—On Wednesday afternoon the remains of the six-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Parry, of 14 Charles-row, were Paid to rest at the Maesteg Cemetery. The T. Esgar James, pastor of Saron Church, Nantyffyllon, officiated. Accident at Garth.—At Garth Colliery on Thursday afternoon, last week, William Thomas, of Cwmfelin, was rather severely in- jured about the lower limbs whilst following his occupation as master haulier. He was conveyed home on a stretcher, and received medical attention. Male Voice Party.—A committee meeting of the Maesteg Male Voice Party was held on Monday afternoon, Mr. W. Griffiths, Coeg- nant House, presiding. It was decided to enter the competition at the Pencopd Eisteddfod, the test piece being Song of the Northmen." It was also decided to make an application to the Council for the free use of the Town-hall for the purpose of a public hearsal. Schoolboys' Picnic.—The annual outing of the Llangynwyd Schoolboys was held on Whit-Wednesday on the Margam grounds. The catering was carried- out in a satisfactory way by Messrs. E. G. Thomas and T. Page. After tea sports were held. The chief win- ners were:—Egg and snoon race, William Thomas; hurdle race, Stephen Page; ladies' race, Mrs. E. G. Thomas. A most enjoyable day concluded with an entertainment, a num- ber of the children taking part. Obituary.—On Monday afternoon the mor- tal remains of Mj-s. Andrews, wife of Mr. Richard Andrews, of Alma-road, were laid to rest at the Llangynwyd Burial-grounds. The deceased was a member of Bethel English Baptist Church, and the Rev. Rhys Davies officiated. A large number attended the funeral to pay the deceased their last tribute of respect.—The funeral of Mr. David James, of West-street, also took place on Monday afternoon, the Rev. Iorwerth Jones, Bethania, officiating at the house. The de- ceased was 62 years of age, and took a great interest in singing, being an old member of Bethania Choir, and of the defunct Maesteg Male Voice Party. The respect in which the deceased was held was shown by the large number of friends present. The interment was made at the Llangynwyd Burial-ground. Accident.—As a result of the dangerous practice among children of following in the rear of vehicles, Fanny Jones, the seven- year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, of Alma-road, was run over near the Victoria Hotel on Monday afternoon. A grocery cart belonging: to Mr. J. Phillips, of the County Stores, Talbot-street, was being driven up Commercial-street at a slow pace, and in the opposite direction a heavy dray with a pair of horses was coming along. Just as the vehicles were passing, the little girl ran from behind the dray and right under the horse's legs. Before the driver could stop, the wheel of the cart had passed over the child across the chest. She was picked up by a by-stander. who carried her to Dr. Kirkby's surgery, where she was examined. Luckily it was found that no bones were broken, but the child was shocked and' complained of pain across the chest. The father of the child carried1 her home from the surgery. Wedding.—A very pretty n edding was cele- brated on Wednesday morning at Ruhamah Baptist Chapel, Bridgend, the contracting parties being Mr. William Francis, son of Mr. John Francis, of Hen 11 an, Pbntfaen, Fishguard, and Miss Margaret Ann Griffiths, daughter of the late Mr. John Griffiths, grocer, of Nantyffyllon. The Rev. D. C. Howells, Salem, Nantyffyllon, officiated. The bridesmaid was Miss Elizabeth Griffiths (sis- ter), accompanied by her nephew, Mr. Edgar Laurence Morris. Mr. Griff. Howell, Caerau, acted as best man. The bride, who was given, away by her uncle, Mr. E. Griffiths Swansea) was charmingly attired in a dress of biscuit colour eoline, trimmed with cream chiffonette and lace, and wore a. white picture hat, with feathers tinted in biscuit colour and white. The bridesmaid was dressed in a costume of eoline with hat to match. After the ceremony, the party and guests partook of an excellent spread at the Alexandra Hotel, Bridgend. Mr. and Mrs. Francis after the breakfast, left by the G.W.R. eni route for Weston-super- j Mare, where the honyemoon is being spent. The bride's travelling dress was a Navy blue costume, cream silk blouse, and cream hat. As the train steamed out of the station they were greeted with the best wishes of the party, and were given a hearty send off. The presents were numerous and costly. RUN OVER NEAR BRYN TUNNEL. MAESTEG YEOMAN FOUND INJURED. In the early hours of Saturday morning, Mr. Libni Davies, of Tunnel-cottages, was discovered injured by the side of the Port Talbot Railway near the Red Cow Bridge, on the Maesteg side of the Bryn Tunnel. The driver of a mineral train, James Dymond, passing down at 2.15 a.m., heard groans from the side of the line, and he stopped his train. He found the man lying by the metals severely injured and bleeding profusely. After rendering what aid he could, the driver proceeded to the Police-station and gave information to Police-Sergt. Rees Davies, who was soon on the scene, together with Dr. Morley Thomas, and the man was speedily conveyed home. It was discovered that his left leg had been terribly crushed, and had to be amputated at the upper part of the thigh. This was per- formed by Drs. Morley Thomas, Bell Thomas, and Dunbar. It appears that Davies left the Maesteg _Inn about 8 o'clock on Friday evening with the intention of go- ing home. He met some friends, with whom he conversed for a considerable time. An engine arrived at the Maesteg Station from Bryn about 11 p.m., so that Davies had been .lying in this terrible position for over three hours, and it is marvellous that he had not bled to death. He must have been within a hundred yards of his home when he was knocked down, because hie ring was picked up at that point, while the glass of his watch was found about 100 yards nearer Maesteg. Davies is a member of the Glamorgan Yeo- manry, and only on Thursday returned home from the camp at Margam. He had only been married seven months. CAERAU BIRD FANCIERS' ASSOCIATION A very successful show was held in the New Hall, Hermon-road, the arrangements being successfully carried out by the secretary, Mr. P. H. Morris, who was assisted by a very able staff. The judges were Messrs. "Meredith Williams, Wm. Sutton, D. Miles, and D. Powell. Awards:- Poultry Section.—Orpingtons: 1, 2, and special, Treharne Thomas; 3, John Lewis; 4, and vh.c., P. H. Morris. Wyandottes 1, 2 and special, J. R. Morgan; 3, D. Davies; 4, E. Morgan. Rocks (any variety): 1, Thos. Owen; 2, E. Lewis; 3, J. Rees; 4, Thomas Owen; vhc., E. Lewis; nc., Thomas Owen. Leghorne: 1, W. James; 2, J. Pye; 3 and vhc., T. Pye. Anconas: 1, 2, 3 and he., Tre- harne Thomas. Minorcas: 1 and 2, James John; 3, David Davies; 4, T. Pye; vhc., D. James. Game: 1. E. Morgan; 3. John Lewis. Bantams: 1 and special. J. R. Mor- gan; 2, Wm. Thomas; 3. J. L. James; vhc., Wm. Thomas. Any other variety not pre- viously mentioned: 1, John Thomas; 2, E. Morgan 3 and 4, John Thomas. Best lay- ing hen 1. Jenkin Rees; 2, T. Pye; 3. Thos. Evans 4, Lewis Lewis. Best cross 1, Lewis Lewis; 4, Jenkin Rees. Best hen and chicks: 2 and special, Thos. Owen: 3, P. H. Morris. Geese (any variety): 1. J. R. Mor- gan 2, Jenkin Rees. Ducks: 1 and 2, J. R. Morgan. Pigeon Section.—Flying Homers: 1, Edgar Lewis; 2, W. James; 3. J. L. James; 4, D. John; 5, Edgar Lewis; he., J. Pye. Exhi- bition homer: 1 and special, Dd. John; 2, J. R. Morgan; 3, J. L. James; 4, D. John; vhc., J. pYe. Fancy variety: 3, J. R. Mor- gan. Cage Bird Section.—Mule, hybrid. or British bird: 1, 2, 3. and 4, Wm. Thomas. Any variety canary: 1 and 2, Wm. Thomas; vhc., J. Lewis. Egg Section.—Best basket of 11 eggs: 1, Jenkin Rees; 2, Treharne Thomas; 3 and 4, David James. Pet Section.—Rabbits: 1, 2, 3, and r., P. H. Morris; vhc., Evan Davies. Cats: 1, Thomas Evans; 2, D. James; 3, Edgar Lewis. The prize for the best bird in the show went to J. R. Morgan, CHanavon-terrace.. for bis Wyandotte cock. I
MAESTEG DISTRICT COUNCIL. « SURVEYOR AND INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES. DUAL APPOINTMENT REVOKED. LABOUR MEMBERS OBJECT TO AFTER- NOON MEETINGS. There were present at the fortnightly meeting of the Maesteg Urban District Coun- cil on Tuesday evening Messrs. Vernon Hartshorn, J.P. (presiding). Thomas Rees, Thomas Lewis, T. Griffiths, A. Hicks, J. Thomas, John Rees, T. E. Hopkins. Gomer Davies, John Howells, J. Roderick, J. Ed- munds, J. P. Gibbon, and David Davies. with the acting clerk (Mr. G. Williams), and the urveyor and inspector (Mr. J. Humphreys). MALE VOICE PARTY. A letter was read from the secretary of the Maesteg Male Voice Party applying for the use of the Town-hall on Sunday evening for practice purposes. He pointed out that North's Memorial-hall, where practices were usually held, was not large enough to accom- modate the public who wished to attend. Mr. Lewis proposed that the application be granted, and, Mr. T. Rees having seconded, this was agreed to. SIR S. T. EVANS'S VISIT. Mr. W. G. Roberts, secretary to the com- mittee which promoted the presentation of an address to Sir S. T. Evans, wrote apply- ing to the Council to grant, the free use of the hall on the occasion of the presentation. Ho stated that the meeting was purely a non- political one, and of no pecuniary benefit to anyone. On the motion of Mr. Edmunds, seconded by Mr. Hopkins, the Council agreed to grant the request. PROPOSED BUNGALOW. A letter was read from Mr. W. Morgan. 4 New Wesley-street. Caerau, asking whether the Council would have any objec- tion to the erection of a corrugated iron bun- galow "on the outskirts of Maesteg." The Chairman The last phrase is very in- definite. Mr. Roderick proposed that Mr. Morgan be asked to submit a plan and this was agreed to. Mr. Howells remarked that the Council would have no objection to the erection of a bungalow if the plan was satisfactory. NOT TRADE UNION WAGES? Mr. William Morgan, a mason in the em- ploy of the Council, applied for an increase of wages. He alleged that the wages he at present received were lower than those re- quired by the Trade Union. Mr. Howells proposed that the matter be referred to the General Purposes Committee, and Mr. Hicks seconded. Mr. Gibbon We cannot blow hot and cold in this way. At the last meeting we decided that the surveyor was to deal with the ques- tion of labour. The surveyor should report on this matter. Mr. Howells: I take it he will report to the committee. The motion was agreed to. it being under- stood' that the surveyor would present a re- port to the committee. ELECTRICAL SCHEME. A letter wa's read from Messrs. Gibbins and Chaumpler, Central Buildings, Liverpool, for- warding a plan for a proposed generating sta- tion at Maesteg, and expressing a hope that the Council would accept a tender from them for the proposed work. The letter was referred to a committee of the Council', which is considering the ques- tion of establishing an electrical undertaking at Maesteg. NEW GARTH INSTITUTE. A letter was read from Mr. Beddoe Rees, architect, Cardiff, with .reference to the plans for the proposed institute at Garth. He stated that the committee were of the opinion that it would be a waste of money, and alto- gether unnecessary, to put kerb and channel in Mission-road, and they also considered that the Council had no power to ask that similar work should be done in Bridgend- road. The Surveyor: Mission-road is a private street, and we have the power. Mr. Gibbon: It was decided at the last meeting that we would not insist on kerb and channel in Bridgend-road. The Surveyor That is so. It was decided, on the motion of Mr. J. Howells, to adhere to the decision to insist on kerb and channel in Mission-road. HEOL FAIN ROAD. Six tenders were received for the widening and improvement of Heol Fain Road at its junction with Bridgend-road, namely: (1) £417 as. 2d.; (2) JE671 Is. 6d.: (3) £423 2s. 7d. (4) £457 8s. 3d.; (5) £450 10s. (6) £439 16s. 6d. The Surveyor informed Mr. Gibbon that JE136 was provided in the estimates for this work. Mr. Gibbon thought that having regard to the excess of the tenders over what, was pro- vided in the estimates, the Council should at present only carry out the improvement as far as the houses. Mr. Howells proposed that tender No. 1 be accepted. Mr. D. Davies proposed, as an amendment, that the matter be deferred until the Council had obtained the consent of the landlord to a minor alteration near the entrance to the road, suggested by Mr. Gibbon. It was use- less. he said, spending money if the Council could not spare it. Mr. Edmunds supported the amendment, and pointed out the urgency of carrying out certain improvements in Caerau. The Chairman did not think the Caerrm members had anything to complain of with regard to the allocation of expenditure. There was no place in the district where an improvement was needed more than Heol Faiij, but the Council had little surplus cash. Mr. Howells said it was important that something should be done to improve the road. Recently a. funeral passed that way. and the men carrying the corpse were up to their knees in water. After further discussion. Mr. Howells ac- cepted Mr. Gibbon's suggestion that the work should only proceed at present to a certain point, and in this form it was agreed to. Mr. Wm. Price, builder, Maesteg, was the successful tenderer. 0 It was agreed, on the motion of Mr. Hicks. to write the landlord requesting him to con- tribute towards the cost of the improvement, as it would considerably enhance the value of his property. SCAVENGING. The following tenders were received for the daily scavenging of house and street refuse in the district situated north of Postman's- row. Nantyffyllon -(1) £4 103. per week; (2) £5; (3) £5 10s. (4) JE4 15s.; (5) £4 10s.; (6) £448. It was stated that at present the cost of scavenging in that district was £2 lis. per week. The Chairman, said that having regard to the complaints that the work was ineffi- ciently done at present, they must expect to incur an increased expenditure in endeav- ouring to remedy matters. Mr. Gibbon pointed out that two horses and carts were to be engaged in the work, ac- cording to the contract. Compared with what it had cost the Council in the past for one horse and cart-£2 lis. a week-the work would be carried out at a cheaper rate than the Council could do it themselves. The lowest tender—that of Mr. Edwin Tre- harne, Qneen-street-was accepted. The tender of Mr. Treharne was also ac- cepted for the loading and hauling of broken) stones from the crusher at Tygwyn to the roads in the district at various prices. DEVELOPMENTS. Plans were submitted for the erection of 35 houses near the Heart of Oak. The Surveyor stated that the plans did not comply with the bye-laws, and they were re- ferred back. A similar course was adopted with regard to a plan of additions to the General Picton Inn, Nantyffyllon., for Mr. E. E. Bevan. AFTERNOON MEETINGS. Mr. Gibbon proposed that in future the fortnightly meetings of the General Purposes Committee should be held at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. He said the ordinary meetings of the Council were held at seven o'clock for the convenience of some members, and there was a feeling among a. section of the Council that it was hardly fair that the General Pur- poses Committee, which had substituted all the other committees of the Council, should be held in the evening also. It was very in- convenient to some members to be at meet- ings in connection with the Council every Tuesday evening, especially as they usually lasted from 7 till 10 o'clock. Mr. John Howells, seconding, said he fully sympathised with the object the Labour mem- bers had in view when they proposed that the Council meetings should be held in the even- ing, because of the loss of work which would be entailed through attending meetings in the afternoon. But it was inconvenient to attend so many evening meetings of the Council, and he hoped the Labour members would make a little sacrifice by attending afternoon meetings of the General Purposes Committee. In discussion Mr. Gibbon said he was quite agreeable to the meetings of the committee being held monthly. Mr. J. Thomas opposed the motion. The Labour members, he said, were anxious to come to the Council in the same position as other members to represent the ratepayera without fear or favour. If the. Council in- sisted on afternoon meetings it would mean that the Labour members who lost time at their work Avould have to be compensated by the Trade Union, but they were anxious to avoid this if possible. They did not want- to be paid. There was no necessity at all for the Council meetings to last from 7 o'clock until 10, if cert;in members would cease "talking to the wind," (Laughter.) The Labour members voted against the mo- tion in a body. Seven voted each way. and the Chairman, who had registered his vote against the motion, refrained from giving a casting-vote. "It will mean in any case," he remarked, "that things will remain as they are." Mr. Gibbon then proposed that the com- mittee meet once a month, and, Mr. Hicks having seconded, this accepted nem con. It was afterwards agreed that the com- mittee should meet on Friday evenings. INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES. Mr. Gibbon, pursuant to notice, proposed that the offices of surveyor and inspector of nuisances should, in future, be separated. and that the Council proceed to the appoint- ment of a sanitary inspector. He said it was very desirable that the Council should end the dual appointment because it was impos- sible, a district of the area and popula- tion of Maesteg, for one man to attend to the duties of the two offices efficiently. There was no necessity for him to say how great had been the increase of residences and popula- tion in the district during the past five or ten years, but he ventured to predict that there would be just as much building in the district in the next five or ten years. The result of the present arrangement was that a great deal of work was left undone, and he believed more work was left undone in the sanitary branch than in the other, for the reason, that the Council were- continually pressing the surveyor to get work done and bringing him to book if he didn't do it. The sanitation of the district was in such a state that the Council did not get to know about things unless something more or less serious cropped up, or the medical officer presented a report. Sometimes members went around the district and found unsatisfactory things themseh-es. He would not think of attach- ing any blame to Mr. Humphreys for this, be- cause the amount of work which he had to deal with as surveyor—that relating to the laying out of new streets, etc.—Avas so great. Other districts much smaller than Maesteg had separate officials, and only a short time ago the Bridgend Council had to employ an inspector to carry out an inspection of drains in that town. He would not say anything disrespectful of Bridgend on this occasion, or else he might be called to account for it— (laughter)—but the Bridgend Council found it necessary, on account of a serious epidemic of typhoid The Chairman You are getting on the way. (Laughter.) Mr. Gibbon, proceeding, said that if thev had an epidemic at Maesteg it would be much more serious than Bridce-nd had experienced. They had a greater population per house than Bridgend—and than any other colliery dis- trict in the neighbourhood—and the Council must be in readiness. The Council must get the district put in as good a sanitary condi- tion as pc-ssibie. and he did not think it would be denied that it was not thecas.e at present. Many districts 'had building inspec- tors as well, but he thought the sanitary in- spector might be able to pay attention to this branch as well as to the inspection of the dis- trict. Mr. Gomer < Davie.s. in seconding, said it would be possible to get the town into a satis- factory state of sanitation when they bad an official giving all his time to this branch. The Council had had complaints from time to time with regard to the sanitary condition of the town. The motion was carried unanimously. Mr. Gibbon proposed that the Council ad- A-ertise for an inspector of nuisances at a salary of JE108 per annum. Mr. Gomer Davies thought the salary should be £130 per annum, since half the amount was repaid by the Local Government- Board. The Council paid £120 to Mr. Hum- phreys as the sanitary inspector at present. Mr. Gibbon I proposed £108 because that is what is paid in surrounding districts for the same class of work. Mr. Davies: Our district is larger, though. Mr. Lewis did not think there was any- thing to be gained by advertising, as the Council had a. man in their employ The Chairman W e are bound to advertise. Eventually it was decided, on the motion of Mr. Hicks, that the salary should be £120 per annum. GAS CONTRACT RENEWED. The General Purposes Committee having considered the renewal of the contract with the Gas Company for the public lighting, re- commended the acceptance of the offer of the Company, namely. £1 16s.. 2d. per lamp per annum for the lighting as heretofore, with extra lighting as follows:—November, De- cember, and January, from 11 at night to 7 in the morning, and in February from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. The Chairman said that the contract would be the same as last year, except that the lamps would be kept burning all night. He proposed the adoption of the recommenda- tion. The motion was agreed to. OTHER MATTERS. Mr. Hopkins, pursuant to notice, proposed the rescission of a resolution refusing to pass plans for a house in Commercial-street for Mr. Whit-combe. The Council, he said, were insisting on a 36ft. roadway at this point. which would result in an undesirable recess. —Mr. Gibbon said it would be a big piece of folly to allow the width of the road to be re- duced.—The motion was negatived. The Surveyor reported that two cases of typhoid and one of diphtheria had been noti- fied during the fortnight. There were no cases at the hospital.—The Chairman Can't we compel these cases to be removed to the hospital?—The Surveyor: They have proper provision in the house and don't feel disposed to send them.—Mr. Hicks: They take a great responsibility in keeping cases of this kind in the house. It was decided to widen Duffrynroad from the old tramway abutment wall to the wall on the south side of Duffryn r arm orchard. A letter was read from the Pell,bont Coun- cil, enclosing a copy of the report of their medical officer of health to the Council with regard to the Maesteg sewage Avorks at CAvm- felin.-It was resolved that the medical offi- cer and surveyor investigate and report on the matter. It was decided to erect an 8-ft. iron fence around the Tonna Defaid reseiwoir. The SurA-eyor reported that tests had been made for sulphuretted hydrogen in the gas. but the litmus papers showed no tnlce.
MAESTEG COLLIER'S ADYENTURE. At Swansea Police-court on Tuesday, Catherine Lynch (28) was charged with steal- ing three half-crowns from David Jones, on Mansel George's Steps. Swansea. Prosecu- tor, a Maesteg collier, spoke to being in the Roman's company and visiting a. public-house, the theft taking place subsequently. Defen- dant denied the offence. Forty-one previous convictions were proved, and the defendant was sent to prison for two months. On leav- ing the dock she exclaimed, I'll swing for him when I come out." The Chairman (Mr. J. W. Jones) observed that it was really necessary to close the public-houses in the Strand, where the disgraceful scenes des- cribed occurred.
JUMP TO DEATH. MAESTEG MAN S LEAP IN FRONT OF A MOTOR-CAR. HOMELESS AND OUT OF WORK. At St. Mellon's on Friday Mr. Roberts Jones held an inquest on the body of William Collins (29), a native of Maesteg. and an ex-army man, who was killed by a motor-car belonging to Mr Francis Lowe, of Campden. Gloucester, on Newport-road, near Rumney. on Whit-Monday. Mr. H. Ingle- dew, Cardiff, represented Mr. Low. and Mr. T. Evan Jones watched the proceedings for the deceased's relatives. John Henry Chapman, a tip driver at Pen- arth-road, Cardiff, said that deceased, his brother-in-law, was a single man, a labourer. Witness last saw him alive on Sunday even- ing in St. Mary-street, Cardiff. Deceased was then well, but "rather quiet." Witness thought deceased was going to Newport on the Monday to look for work. He had not been drinking heaviiy lately, but- witness knew that he "iiked a glass." When in the Army in South Africa, deceased met with a slight accident to the leg; but witness did not know mat he had ever had sunstroke or anything of that nature. He knew when deceased left him on Sunday night, arter the latter had been staying some days with him, that he had no money, no home, and no work. An Army pension was due to him in July next. Ebenezer Williams, Pontnewynydd. said that he was cycling along Newport-road on Monday when a motor-car travelling towards Newport at about ten miles an hour passed him. The deceased man was on the footpath walking towards Cardiff, and just. as the ear reached him he hesitated a moment and then "jumped in front of the car a-s it went by." The car went over him. It pulled up in about ten yards. The man died without speaking, the car having passed over his head and chest. Replying to Superintendent Porter. Avit- ness said that the deceased "plunged in front of the car as if plunging into water." By Mr. Evan Jones The motor horn was being sounded all the way up the- road. Dr. H. T. Samuel, Newport-road, Cardiff, said he found the body lying near the hedge. The left side had been practically "stove in," five ribs being fractured. There was a scalp wound, and the skull also was fractured. So far as witness could ascer- tain. there was nothing the matter with the deceased's legs, and the injuries were consis- tent with the story of the last witness. Fred Cleverley, of Cardiff, said the de- ceased "made a dart" off the side-walk in front of the car. Death appeared to be in- stantaneous. Edwin Squires. Pontnewynydd. said he was with the witness Williams, and said the deceased put his hands above his head and leap in front of the car. Edward Fowler corroborated. Edwin Hook. the driver of the car. stated that he had been driving since February last, and he had driven in all parts of the country, and had no complaint made against him. The car was a 40-50 h.-p., and. according to the speedmeter. he was travelling from 10 to 12 miles an hour, having just come out of a flock of sheep. He did not notice the man until he saw him "come through the air like a trunk of a tree: like a man taking a dive into the river, and sideways at that." He stopped the car within a few yards, and im- mediately went for Dr. Samuel. In reply to Mr. Evan Jones: The deceased did not step off the path. for witness could see clear under his body as he fell. Witness believoo that the man jumped under the bar. and his feet never touched the ground after he left the path. Mr. F. S. Lowe, who was in the car at the time, said he was certain he saw deceased jump off the path when the car was practic- ally level with him. Everything possible was done after the accident. The jury returned a verdict that deceased committed suicide by throwing himself in front of the car. Mr. Ingledew, on behalf of the owner of the car. expressed sincere refrret at the acci- dent. and whilst not admitting liability said Mr. Lowe was anxious to assist the relatives in the heavy expense incurred. The brother of the deceased, Mr. James Collins, of Spring Gardens. Skewen, was pre- sent at the inquiry.
ABERAYON POLICE COURT. MONDAY. WENT TO MAESTEG. Margaret Ann Thomas, 8 Low-row, Cwm- avon. summoned her husband, Thomas Thomas, for maintenance. Mr. LeAvis M. Thomas, who appeared for the complainant, said defendant left his wife four years ago, and had only sent her 2s. since. He had written that he was going to America, but America turned out in this in- stance to be Maesteg. From information given, complainant went to Maesteg, and there found defendant living with another woman. Defendant said, "I have made the broth, and I am going to drink it." These facts were borne out by complain- ant. The Bench made an order of 10s. per week against defendant. X.S.P.C.C. PROSECUTION. Emily Farmer, a young married woman, of Station-terrace. Pontrhydyfen, was charged by the N.S.P.C.C. with neglecting her three- year-old child. Mr. E. T. Evans prosecuted for the society. Inspector Best said he visited the house on May 23rd. He found the defendant- drunk in bed. The child was with a neighbour. The floor was filthy, and the bed dirty and verminous. On the 25th ult. he again visited the house with Dr. J. H. Williams. The woman used foul language to witness and her husband. The husband bought food for the family, and the child was fairly nour- ished. The defendant was before the court in August last on a similar charge, and was sentenced to two months. Henry Farmer, the husband, was called by the defendant-, and said when sober his wife looked after the child, but was unable to do so when drunk. She was drawn to drink by neighbours, and drank whenever she could get it. He had been told that she had taken flour and other articles to the public-house to get drink. There were two further charges against defendant of being drunk and disorderly at Pontrhydyfen on June 1st and using bad language on June 2nd. She was..sentenced to six calendar months for being drunk and disorderly, one month's imprisonment; and for Msing bad language, fined lCs. and costs or 10 days. Sentences to run concurrently. TICKEiTLESS TRAVELLERS. William James. Isaac Spriggs. and John Hillier, all of Swansea, were summoned for travelling on the Rhondda and Svvansea Bay Railway without paying their fares. Mr. A. H. Deer prosecuted. James Griffiths, guard, said he saw defen- dants get into a train at Blaenrhodda. On their arrival at Swansea they had no tickets, and said they had come from Aberavon. Hillier, who did not appear, was fined 25s. and costs; James and Spriggs 20s. and costs each. PUBLICAN SUMMONED. Thomas Davies. licensee of the Colliers Arms. Efailfach. near Tonmawr, was sum- moned for selling intoxicating liquor on Sunday. May 31st. Mr. L. M. Thomas ap- peared for defendant. P.C. Rogers (Tonmawr) stated that lie visited the honse. and there saw three men. Ja/nes Davies, Evan Davies, and Rowland Williams, with beer measures before them. James Davies said he came to see his brother Evan about a house. Defendant said James and Evan Davies were his brothers-in-law, and came regularly to the house. James had kept the house for five years, and defendant's wife's family had kept" the house for over 32 years without a conviction. Evan Davies and Rowland Wil- liams were lodging at his house. He denied that James Davies was served with any beer. The Bench dismissed the case. A GLYNCORRWG PROSECUTION. David Walters, landlord of the Gadlya Arms, near Glyncorrwg, was summoned for keeping his house open on Sunday, May 24th. P.C. Pearce said he visited defendant's house at 12.30" and found three men of
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ST. BRIDE'S. MAJOR ALLOTMENTS. To the Editcr. S-ii-After a month's discreet silence, I observe that Mr. Howard Smith has again pulled himself together to produce an inco- herent medley of scurrilous abuse, eulogy of the Smith parental virtues, and—above all— masquerade of himself as a seven thousand pounder colliery manager," and important colliery proprietor This great personality has entirely oYershadmHd the Small Holdings question. But it is high time this youth should understand that, while the public are really interested in the Small Holdings ques- tion. they have no concern whatever with the assumed importance of his particular section of the great Smith family.—Yours, etc.. EDMUND D. LEWIS. -———*—————
PORTHCAWL BUILDER'S REPLY. To the EdiTor. Sir.—Will you kindly permit me, through the medium of your valuable paper, to reply to the remarks made by Mr. Grace at the las-t Council meeting, when he said. as reported in your last issue, that I allowed one of my shops to be tenanted before the roof was on ? When I let the premises complained of I was not aware that I Avas violating any of the Council's bye-laws, as only the shop was let. and that as a lock-up shop. I am surprised that a man like Mr. Grace, who is to all ap- pearances. and in his own estimation, the predominating spirit, not only of the Council. but of the whole parish, should make such a frivolous and untruthful remark in a public meeting of the Council. I cannot under- stand how he could come to the conclusion that the house was not roofed when let, as the house was all but completed at the time the shop was let. and the roof had been on many weeks before the house was taken. 31r. Grace had far better retire from public lite than be an obstructionist to the progress and developments of the town.-Yonrs faithfully. T. LANGDON. 5 and 6 John-street. P'orthcaAvl.
HORSES IN THE RING. To the Editor. Sir.—Allow me through the medium of your A-aluabie paper to question a statement made by Mr. Darlington (one of the judges at the Maesteg Horse Show) at the luncheon, when, he said that he had only had two men in front of him that day who were capable of bringing a horse into the ring and showing it j in a proper manner. I consider this a very unfair and ungentlemanly statement. It is a. different matter watching a man doing a thing and doing it yourself. I admit a few of the men were rather clumsy, -but possibly these few had never been to a show before, and everyone must have a beginning. As Mr. Darlington ought to know, a horse will walk round a field at home in a quiet, or- derly manner, but the same animal at a show like Maesteg, where a band is playing, flags flying, and thousands of people shouting and clapping, will behave very differently, and I the man has difficulty in holding it at all. I am sure the public who attended the siiow will bear me out when I say that every man in charge of an exhibit did his very ocst-and what more do we want? It would be better if some judges were, to remember that they are engaged—a: d paid- to judge the animals and not the men. They might treat the men with more eiviiitv than they do. Mr. Darlington suggests that the County Council should arrange a ciass to teach men the proper way to show horses. Weil, that looks all right at first sisht, but if you con- sider tiiat farmers can hardly spare time (just now) to send their horses to shows at all, leaA e aione send their men- to classes, it does not look so easy. Again, where would such a ch.s-.s be held-? Look at the distance some of the men would have to travel. And who are going to lend their prize horses to practice on? Any man can lead a quiet horse about, and make him stand for judging, but a horse in show form. under the conditions I have stated, quite a different animal. We- all know that it would not pay a farmer or colliery proprietor to keep men on purpose to show their horses once or twice a year, so I am afraid Mr. Dar- lington will have to wait some time before he will haA-e the horses and men in front of tA™ Tlike 3 tro°P of trained soldiers. Thanking you. sir. I remain, vours respect- fully. ERNEST A. HALE. Nantymoel. ».
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Bl, with a pint containing beer be- fore each. They had not signed their names in a hook, and said they came over for a walk. Defendant said he had always understood that the three mile limit was the Great Wes- tern Hotel. AbergAvynfi. P.C. Pearce said he had measures! the dis- tance, and found it to he two miles 1,445 yards from the hotel to defendants house. Defendant said the men told him they came from the other side of the Great Wes- tern Hotel. He had kept the Gadlvs Arm's for 10 years without- complaint. He took every precaution to find out if they were bona fides. The Bench considered defendant ought to keep a visitors' book. They decided to dis- miss the case. CARDIFF MEN CHARGED. Charles Ash. Albert Carver. Wilfred Pearce, and David Shanley, all of Cardiff, were charged with stealing a quantity of wire the property of Messrs. J. B. Saunders and Co.. Cardiff, from the South Wales Mineral Railway line at Tonmawr. betAveen the 1st and 4th irust. Evidence of arrest was given by P.S. Davies (Cwmavon). Carver was fined t2; Ash. Li and Pearce and Shanley were bound over under the First Offenders' Act. LOST HER CHANCE. John and Mary Bansey. Greenfield-street. Taibach, were charged with neglecting their children. Mr. E. T. Evans prosecuted for the N.S.P.C.C.. and stated that the case was before the Court six months ago, and ad- journed. Inspector Best, N.S.P.C.C., said on Friday lie found the place dirty, and the youngest child dirty and verminous. The floors were filthy. One. of the children died in Feb- ruary last, and he found another baby ill on April 4th. The husband gaA~e his wife £ 2- a week. On Saturday last the wife had two black eyes, and appeared to have been drink- ing. The Bench said they were sorry for the husband. The woman had been given a clian-oe to reform, but had neglected it. They sent her to prison for three months. The case against the husband was dis- missed. ABERGWYNTT MINERS IN PERIL. Richard Williams, collier, employed at the Great Northern Colliery. Abergwynfi. ap- peared on remand charged with being found asleep in one of the colliery headings with a lighted lamp by him. He had also been fined on a previous occasion for a similar offence. The Chairman (Dr. Arnallt. Jones): The man seems to be of a very l order of intel- ligence, and should not be employed in the colliery to the danger of th", men. Defendant was fined 20s. and costs. with the suggestion that defendant should in future be. employed above ground. THE OFFENDING MATCH. Owen Wild, collier, engaged at the Duffryn I Rhondda Colliery. Cymmer, was fined Is. and costs for having a match in his possession in the colliery.