.lV1C:Je CJlJT. HOLBROOIS I '=='T j should always be one of the condiments on the Dining Table. (t maket; tMB the most fastidious persons enthusiastic in their praise of the joint.
BRIDGEND BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Board Guardians was held at Bridgend on Saturday. Mr. T. C. Jones (Pontyrhil) presided, Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl (Merthyrmawr) being in the vice-chair. RELIEF. The. Clerk reported that during the week ended October 9th.1,326 outdoor vagrants. were relieved at a cost of £213 18s. lid., as compared with 1,360 at £200 14s. d. in the corresponding period of last year, and, in the week ended October 16th. 1.3477 at £225 4s. 8d., as compared with 1.372 at £211 9s. 4d. last year. The vagrants relieved during the fortnight at Bridgend, Maesteg, and Cow- bridge (including those admitted to the Bridgend Workhouse) totalled 955, all in- crease of 514 compared with last year. LOCAL TAXATION GRANT. The Secretary to the Local Government Board wrote intimating that a cheque for ,£J2t.í 5s. 3d., the amount of the Local Taxa- tion grant, had been forwarded to the treas- urer of the Board. Rev. Eynon Lewis proposed that the matter be referred to the Finance Committee for re- port. He thought they were entitled to more than the amount stated, and the whole matter of the valuation unon which the grant was made should be carefuliv looked into. Mr. Canniff seconded, and the motion was agreed to. UNEMPLOYMENT. The West Ham Guardians requested the Board to support all appeal to the Govern- ment on the question of unemployment, and the distress prevalent among the working classes. Mr. Canniff remarked that the Government had now given the subject attention, and on the proposition of the Vice-chairman, the letter was allowed to lie o* the table. MR. ODERY'S RESIGNATION. A letter was read from the Rev. R. Odery, Sittingbourue, Kent, late cf Bridgend, re- signing his office as Guardian for the parish of Bridgend. The Clerk was directed to inform Mr. Odery that his resignation* must be sent in the first instance to the Local Government Board. GARW APPLICANTS FAVOURED? The Board accepted the resignation of Mrs. R. Da vies, a foster mother at the Cottage Homes. The Chairman proposed that the Cottage Homes Committee be empowered to appoint a successor, and the Vice-Chairman seconded. In d scussion it appeared that the commit- tee had a suitable person in view. Rev. D. G. Rees (Bridgend) objected to ap- pointments of that sort being filled until e^rybody in the district had an opportunity of applying. It was against the discipline of the Homes, he said, to proceed- in the way suggested, as the person the members had in view might think her services were indispen- sable. Mr. Rees went on to show that many of the appointments at the Homes were at present held by people who hailed from Pont- ycymmer. He proposed that the post be ad- vertised in the local Press. Rev. Eynon Lewis seconded, remarking that he would help Mr. Rees to get someone appointed from either Bryncethin or Bridg- end. (Laughter.) Mr. J. Hodgson (Ogmore Vale) said appli- cants always appeared before the Board, and it was not fair that Pontycymmer should have been singled out by Mr. Rees. The amendment, to advertise the post, was carried. APPOINTMENT OF NURSE. There were only two applicant)-, for the post of nnrsoat the infirmary—Miss Elizabeth A. • Whitehead, Griffithstown (formerly of Bridg- end), and Miss Annie Colston, Hereford. On the motion, of Rev. Evnon Lewis, it was decided to ask both applicants to appear be- fore the Board. NURSERY BLOCK. The Cottage Homes Committee, to which the plans of the proposed nursery block had been referred, recommended that tenders be invited for carrying out the work. Mrs. Richards (Pontycymmer) proposed the adoption of the recommendation, and Mr. J. Elias (Nottage) having seconded, this was agreed to. OFFICERS' DIET. The Homes Committee also recommended that the Board allow the officers at the Homes the same diet as that in force at the Work- house. Mrs. Richards, who proposed the adoption of the recommendation, stated that the diet at the Homes worked out at present to 6s. 6d. I per week, and that at the Workhouse to 9s. 5ch The motion was seconded by Mr. J. Elias, and carried nem. con. MARRIED COUPLES' QUARTERS. Mr. Hodgson proposed that steps be taken to provide separate accommodation for mar- ried couples. He remarked that there was* one couple in the House at present. I Mr. Edward Cox (Nantymoel) seconded. Mr. D. H. Price proposed as an amendment that the matter be referred to the House Committee for investigation and report, and this was carried nem. con.
SMALL HOLDINGS IN GLAMORGAN 6,000 ACRES WANTED. Mr. John Owen, the Commissioner for Wales under the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, has been on a visit to Glamorgan with a view to discovering what progress has been made by the county and borough author- ities within the county in the administration of the Small Holdings Act, and has, we understand, secured interviews with the offi- cials of the local authorities. The Act has now been in operation for nine months, and some of the Welsh counties have taken up the matter with enthusiasm. For instance Car- narvonshire has acquired' 68 farms in the pro- montory of Lleyn, and Denbighshire 1,800 acres. Iu Radnorshire 300 acres have been taken over and divided into twelve holdings, ) whilst Cardigan is active and earnest, and"s;> is the county of Carmarthen. In Glamorganshire, however, the applica- tions number 300 and about 6,000 acres are required, but so far no land has been actuallv acquired by the County Council, though some farms have been offered to. them on terms which will have to be further discussed. The question, however, has to be considered from many points of view. and it may be found de- sirable to educate the people as to the finan- cial aspect. The Glamorgan County Council has not been idle, though its efforts so far do not seem to have been so successful as might have been. anticipated. The Small Holdings Committee has appointed a splendid Land Sub-commit- tee, comprised of members of the Small Hold- ings Committee, whose duty it is to make in- quiries respecting available land. and to take note of every bit likely to be placed on the market, and to prepare everything in such a. way that whenever land is sold by auction, they will be in a positionr to bid for it. Thie sub-committee is comprised mainly of land agents and landowners, and as such they are iJ7. a splendid position to secure and to obtain knowledge at first hand which will be of value to the committee. Pressure is being brought to bear upon the committee from Barry and elsewhere, and there is every likelihood that steps will be taken without further delay to administer the Act and make it a success, fur the efforts of the Council will have the full support of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries. 1
DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN AGRICULTURIST The death occurred very suddenly last week 1 of Mr. Christopher Williams, Glenthoriie, Holmer, Hereford, formerly of Red House. Ely. in his fifty-ninth year. The deceased, who was well-known to South Wales agricul- turists, and a frequent visitor to the Vale of Glamorgan, was a brother of Mr. Richard W il- liams, of Ely. and was a highly successful breeder of Hereford's. Before he went to re- side in Herefordshire. Mr. Williams took an active interest in agricultural' mattens in the Vale. Since then1 he had been frequently.. seen as judge at some of the leading shows in London and the provinces, and he was a visi- tor at the Vule of Glamorgan Show in Sep- tember. The funeral took place at Ll:in<iaff Cathedral.
PENYBONT DISTRICT COUNCIL Tkere were present at ,a, meeting of the Penybont Rural District Council at Bridgend on Saturday, Mr. J. G. Lovehick, J.P. (pre- siding), Rev. H. Eynon ^ewis (vice-chairman), Messrs. D. H. Price. T. Penh ale, T. J. Davies, Thomas Rees, W. Morgans, J. Dunne, T. David, and W. Lewis, with the clerk (Mr. R. H. Cox), and the acting surveyor (Mr. W. Bevan). SEWERAGE BOARD'S PRECEPT. Presenting the report of the Finance Com- mittee, Mr. T. J. Davies said the precept of the Penybont Main Sewerage Board was £ 754, an increase of £100 on the amount for last year. Rev. Eynon Lewis, who is one of the Coun- cil's representatives on the Board, said the increase, was due to a- sum of £ 200 on capital account being paid off this half-year by the direction of the auditor. He agreed that the expenditure of the Board was higli. but on this occasion the estimates included the pay- ment of £ 160 for legal expenses incurred in connection- with the claims of the commoners. He did not think the Board spent anything that. should not be spent. Mr. Davies: Having regard to that explan- ation, I propose the payment of the amount. The Clerk The unfortunate part of the business is that we have no money in the bank but this payment is urgent. The motion was agreed to. Rev. Eynon Lew is said he had attended the meetings of the Boaixl regularly up to the present, but he was afraid he could not do so in future owing to the decision to hold the meetings on Thursdays. The Chairman I hone Mr. Lewis can at- tend occasionally. He has been a useful member of the Board. FELIX FACH IMPROVEMENT. A letter was read from the engineer of the Great Western Railway inouiring by what provision of any Act the Council held that it-be waste land required for the Felin Each improvement belonged to them. The Cleric stated that he had repiiedTWTy to the letter, but- had received no further communication on the subject. RIGHT OF WAY ALLEGED. Mr. T. J. Yorwerth. clerk to the Llangyu- wyd Lower Parish Conned, wrote calling the Council's attention to the footpath leading from the Maesteg-road, near Gelli Las Farm, Coytrahen. over Cefn Hirgoed Mountain, to- wards Ton Phillip and Tytalwyn Farms. Complaints had been, made to his Council that the gamekeeper employed at Cwm Cent Ydfa under Mr. David Treliarne, Pentre, had warned them not to go that way to their work as there was no public footpath there." There were, however, witnesses who were pie- pared to come forward, if necessary to state that they remembered the footpath for 71 years. The Clerk remarked that the fact that they remembered'a footpath I ijei-c, for 71 years did not necessarily prove the existence of a public footpath. Mr. W. Lewis said the matter arose through some miners having been summoned recently. It was resolved that a committee should visit the path, hear the evidence and report to the Council. Mr. W. Lewis: I take it that if we go on this path and get prosecuted and' fined, the Council will stand the expenses. (Laughter.) Mr. T. J. Davies: I don't know whether thaat would come within the definition of reasonable expejases." (More laughter.) BRYNCETHIN BRIDGE. Further correspondence was read from the engineer of the G.W.R. on the subject of the reconstruction of the bridge at Cerdyn-road, Bryncethin. The Clerk said the Council had contended that the railway company should do the work themselves, but they wished the Council to contribute. Rev. Eynon Lewis said it was urgent that the bridge should be reconstructed' without further delay, as the traffic was increasing owing to the colliery developments in the vicinity. He proposed that the clerk again, write. pointing out the necessity for improve- ment, and stating that the Council were of the opinion the expense should be 'borne by the company. Mr. W. Lewis seconded, and the motion was agreed to. QUESTION OF FOOTPATHS. A letter was read from Mr. Isaiah John, clerk to the Coy Church Higher Parish Council, inquiring whether, if his Council repaired the Tonhir Footpath, the District Council would undertake its future repair. Mr. T. J. Davies thought the Parish Coun- cil in this case should do the same as other Councils'—-repair the footpath and keep it in repair. Mr. W. Lewis: This Council has to put the footpath in order. The Chairman It is as much the duty of the Parish Council. Rev. Eynon Lewis proposed that the clerk reply requesting the Parish Council to put the path in order, and stating that the Dis- trict Council would then entertain their ap- plication. Mr. W. Lewlsseconded. I The. Chairman That is establishing a pre- cedent. Rev. Eynon Lewis said lie was anxious that all the parishes should be brought into line as regards footpaths, and it would be more satis- factory if the District Council took over paths once they had been properly repaii-c-d by the paiish authorities. The motion was defeated, and it was then agreed to reply requesting the Parish Coun- cil to repair the path. BRIDGEND TO BRYNCETHIN. Rev. Eynon Lewis proposed that an appli- cation be made to the County Council to pro- vide a footpath alongside the road from Bridgend to Bryncethin. He thought the large amount of traffic on that road would justify the expenditure. Footpaths were at present laid down on the roads from Bridgend1 to Laleston and Tondu. Mr. W. Lewis seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously, and the clerk was, directed' to invite the local Aldermen and County Coun- cillors to support the proposal.
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LOCAL GOSSIP. „ + Sir S. T. Evans just creeps in among the dozen, most talked of statesmen of the day, and it is not surprising that he is the sub- ject of numerous articles in magazines and Tbewsp-apers. Some of these articks are very flattering, seme flattering, and some not t-o fliittpringr. One of The not so flattering type appears in. this week's Sunday Chrcl.icle," from the pen cf that satirical j vrriter. Mr. John Foster Fraser. He says: The member or the Government who hats been chiefly engaged in defending the Licen- sing Bill frcm the onslaughts of the Opposi- tion has been His Majesty s Solicitor-General. Sir Samuel Evans. K.C.—known for short among his familiars as Sam Evans. He is a delightful, geed humoured, easy going fellow, fond' of a good cigar, appreciative of a good dinner, can.emoy himself at a music-hall, and likes merry talk amongst his friends. Ac- cordingly. when it was advertised that he was going to address a Pleasant Sunday After- neon gathering at Whiteneld"s Tabernacle, men took each other into corners and watched one another in convulsions cf laughter. Sam playing the saint at a P.S.A.—ho. ho, And when Sir Samuel Evans crossed his hands over his breast and showed the whites of his eyes whilst Mr. Hilaire Bp.. was de- claring it was wicked for the- Goven meat to interfere with a citizen's liking for fermented liquor, the House became one big broad grin. Sir Sam has what may be described as a Caine-Shakespearean head. It is bald and brainy and rather pear-shaped. He has strong features, though fleshily mobile. The deep set eye3 with heavy tussocks cf black eyebrows, the mouth, which, is. just a straight cut across the face, and the jutting blue- black chin, which, appears to be confined to barristers and actcrs, give him a striking in- dividuality. Indeed, there is something dis- tinctly stagey about Sir Sam. He affects the shiniest of silk hats, with a flat brim. and he carries it jauntily perched over the left ear. He digs his hands into his pockets. cocks his head. and has the smile of a man who has been treated very well by the world. You might take him for Dick SwiveEer, grown, respectable, or as the manager of a comic opera company. He is a Welshman and everybody likes him. He comes frcm humble stock, and has carved his own career, and. therefore, every- body admires him. He is the glibbest man on the Treasury x>ench. If ever there was a man born with the gift of the gab it was Sir Sam. He is an oratorical geyser. Words don't roll frcm him; they squirt as from a syphon. He is vehement, gesticulatory, voluble. You may not know what he is driving at, but that he is argumentative and fnent ycu have no doubt. And lie is going to be a. Judge before long-so jade rumour says. The Prime Minister does not think him a. good enough lawyer to be Solicitor- Gener-il but quite- rrocd encash to be a judge. So before long we are likely to hear of his promotion." and his place on the Treasury Bench v, ill be taken by Mr. Rufus Isaacs, who is one of Mr. Asquith's favourites." Much has been written of Mr. Andrew Car- negie, the donor of Bridgend Free Library and a large contributor towards the cost of several new organs in the district, but not much is heard of his wife. Mrs. Carnegie is a true-hearted woman of noble mind, of lofty ideals, of sincere and direct purpose; gentle, gracious, modest, yet possessed of an Me judgment and a power to command which many men might envy her—this is the high characterisation of Mrs. Andrew Car- negie given by Lucy Luffinwell Cable in the Ladies' Home Journal." The life at Skibo Castle is an out-door life, and. for all its diversity of enjoyments, is simple and uncon- ventional. •" The average American, says Mr. Carnegie. "wouldn't like our life at Skibo. There aren't enough • other people around'—no casinos, nor dancing, and all that. But we love it." And to Mrs. Car- negie, especially, the summer there means somewhat more than outdoor pleasure or the entertaining of guests, for she enters into the modest dwellings and quiet lives of the near- by villagers with a zest born of a true desire to be of service to whoever may need her. One of her first duties on arriving at Skibo is to make the round of village calls, greeting old friends, making new ones, and mourning, at need, the loss of those who might not await her return. After this there are village functions to be attended, and1 always in early June there is the children's fete. held on the green lawn and beneath the tress of Skibo Park. For in Clash-more, the tiny village belonging to the Skibo estate, she is known and loved not only as a generous giver of bounty, but as a true-hearted friend, too. The 010. people welcome her coining each year as they welcome the warm spring wind. And tyhe finds a genuine pleasure in touching their lives—so strong, so fine, so true are these old Scottish folk. Lord St. Aldwyn, the chairman of the "Welsh Coal Board, has just been persuaded i to become chairman of the Gloucestershire County Council. His lordship, who is better known still as Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, is re- nowned1 as a firm, business-like chairman, who makes mince-meat of bores and obstruction- ists with a caustic frankness. The Welsh Coal Board, being largely composed cf busi- ness dbes nothing to incur a reproof from his lordship when he is asked to preside over their deliberations. Mr. Sydney Jenkins. Cardiff, who is an old Bridgend boy, is reporteC to have made tremendous strides in his election campaign at Grangetown, meeting with evidences of popularity and promises of support on all hands. Even the window caids he used when in 1904 he made such a good fight against Dr. Smith—reducing his majority by nearly 200 after only 11 days' campaigning-have been. kept by many reople. and are exhibited to him now a.s proof of the favourable impres- sion he then made. Like Mr. Forsdike. he ■is an-exceptionally able speaker-lucid. vigor- ous and fearless. The remark has been made that Mi-. Jenkins is a good poet but a bad poli- tician. the inference being; that a man cannot be at the same time a good1 poet and a good politician (says the South Wales Daily iNews.") But to be a good poet requires, above all things, insight and sympathy and breadth of outlook—the very qualities which of all others ought to commend a man seeking to represent his fellows. Mr. Jenkins has shown that a man can at the same time be a good poet and a good politician. His bril- liant speeches on behalf of Mr. Ivor Guest at the last election are still' well remeiubcv-cxl in the ward's, and he is fluently asked to speak on politics in the hill towns-, where his effec- tiveness is fully recognised.
PRIZE-WINNING SOAP. Messrs. Crosfield and Son, Ltd.. the well- known soap manufacturers of Warrington, have beeon awarded1 the Grand Prix at the Franco-British Exhibition. The products of Messrs. Crosfield' are already well-known to our readers, one of the largest competitions ever advertised recently appearing irt our columns. This enterprising firm are offering £10.000 in cash prizes to users of their famous soaps Perfection" and Plllkooohc as also to users of their powdered stJda." Carbosil." The competition is very interesting, simple, ■and undoubtedly fair, inasmuch as the com- petitors themselves are the judges. Twelve names have been chosen from among men of mark in English History, such as Wel- ingtoa. Gladstone, etc., and competitors are required to place these in the order of merit according to the individual taste. These re- turns are tabulated and the prizes will be awarded according to tne popular vote.
BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. < Saturday.—Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (chairman). E. F. Lynch Biosse, W. Llew- ellyn, Oliver Sheppard. Vernon Hartshorn, W. Howell, Jenkin Williams, R. L. Knight. and J. P. Gibbon. REVOLVER F-CLT Y LOADED. ITALIAN* ARKESTED AT MAESTEG. Francesio Fiberio. an Italian, was chaigc.l with stealing a quantity or cutlery marked Gaiety Restaurant." The goods comprised three pairs of nut crackers, two pairs of sugai tongs, sugar spoons, four mustard spoons, two salt spoons, three marrow scrapers, one paIr grape scissors, five meat skewers, two i uttei forks, cigarette holder case. Mr. David Llew ellvn was for the defence. P.S. Rees Davies stated that he arrested the prisoner at Nantyffyilon and found a s x- chambeved revolver fully loaded in his pocket, also a brass check with "Gaiety Restaurant on iT. Witness conveyed the prisoner to the Police Station, and received the cutlery pro-I duced from the place where 'he had been working. He also fomid a "klnckle duster in the prisoner's box at his lodtr.nss. In ali- swer to the charge prisoner said. "I know no- thing about it. Do what yen like with me. Kill "me if YOIl like, I don't care." He also told witness he had worked at the Gaiety Res- ta u r a n t, London. Supt. Menhinick said the London police had been written to in regard to- the matter, but a reo'iv had not yet been received. He ap- I plied for a remand. Mr. LI ewellyn I don t, object to the re- mand. but I take it the nartv who gave the information to the sergeant will be called. Supt. Menhinick Yes. she i s in court now. Mr. Llewellyn I want the opportunity of cross-examining her. Prisoner was remanded for a week. CAT AND DOG LIFE." DOMESTIC INFELICITY AT BRIDGEND. Joseph Jenkins. 13 Brook-street, Bridgend, collier, was defended1 by Mr. W. M. Thomas in a summons brought by his wife for persistent cruelty. Complainant, who said S'he now resided at 1 Coychurch-roud, stated that she was mar- ried ten years ago at the Roman, Catholic Church. Bridgend, and had four children, all living. Her husband commenced to ili Use her after the first. twelve mouths. He fre- quently struck her, and she continually bore bruises as the result of his ill-treatment. He beat her en the previous Thursday week, giv- ing her a black eye and tearing her clothes to pieces. She showed her back to Inspector Evans. In consequence of this ili-treatment, she left the house and had not been hack since. Her husband would not work, and had done none since August. She had to work herself for the living. Mr. W. M. Thomas: When lie came home on the Thursday night did you refuse to give him any fond?- Tlwre was none in the house. You refused to get him any, though you had 3s. in your pocket?—It was not his money. I had worked for it. Have YOIl a very violent temnpv ?—I have a hasty tempep. She admitted calling her hus- band a scamp, and a loafer, and a low live A lot of the trouble has been caused because you are a Catholic and your husband is a Pro- tt a n t-N<). It has made no difference in our married1 life. Complainant admitted that when her hus- band got work at a distance she refused to go and1 live near him, but this was because he ill-treated1 her when she went to Ogmore V ile. She only accused him of immorality in retort when he made accusations agahist her. Mr. Thomas said the nair had lived a cat and dog sort of life. He should put in a Letter from defendant's employer showing that he had worked during September and Octo- ber. with the exception of a week or two. when there was no employment for him. It was stated that Inspector Evans w as b- sent from the Court owiivr to illness, and the Bench adjourned' the case to next Saturday. FINGER TIPS IDENTIFICATION. AX OLD OFFENDER. John Thomas Owen. alias Tom Lawrence, etc., was charged with stealing a number of carpenter's tools at Kenfig Hill. Esaias Esaias. carpenter, spoke to missing the tools included in the charge, and a num- ber of others. Elizabeth Jane Jenkins, wife of the land- lord of the Masons' Arms. Kenfijr Hill, said the prisoner came into the house with a plane on his shoulder and a saw in his hand. He offered to sell the saw for 2s., and as she was told by men in the bar that the prisoner was known as a l'onah carpenter, she bought it. P.C. Stockford, stationed at Cow bridge. said in consequence of a telephone message from Bridgend, he made inquiries and found the prisoner with a saw in his possession. He admitted taking some tools from the shed. Prisoner I was full of beer, and did not know what I was doing. Prisoner was found cruilty, and a list of convictions was handed in. as a result of a finger tips identification. In sentencing the prisoner to three months' hard! labour, the Chairman said he had a very bad record, and apparently did nothing but prowl about, stealing anvthing he could get hold of. I A FAMILY S SUPPORT. Mr. David Lit-wellyn appeared Oil behalf of Catherine Hopkins, who summoned' her hus- band, William Elias Hookins, of Fountain Terrace, Bettws, collier, in respect of £ o ar- rears on a maintenance order to contribute £ 1 per week towards the support of herself and her children. Complainant said the order was made on September 12th, and defendant had only paid two stlltls of tl and 12s.. which merely covered the costs. Defendant used to tell her he earned 10s. a shift, and the manager of the colliery where he morked told her he drew £ 4 on the previous Saturday. Defendant said he only earned £3 os, 8d. He had told his wife he would pay as much as he could, but work was very poor. Complainant He told me he would not pax- it. Defendant- was allowed a fortnight to clear off the arrears; in default, one month's im- prisonment. DRCNK OR INJURED ? John Davey. Peucoed. builder, a venerable looking man, pleaded not guilty to being drunk. He said he fell down the steps on coming out of the public-house, and it was the fall that made him feel ill. His son and another man took him home. He had only been, in the public-house an hour and a half. (La ughter.) He had teen in tile district -50 years, and had never been summoned before. The Constable said the defendant was not able to stand. He fell several times, and his son and another man eventually took him home. The case was adjourned to enable defend- ant to call witnesses. TYTHEOSTON GAME. Charles James, jnnr, St. George's Villa, Porthcawl, stone mason, pleaded guilty to trespassing in pursuit of game on land in the occupation of M'r. Mordecai at Tythegston. Henry Whiskerd, game-keeper, said that on the 16th October he lward a shot. and a mo- ment afterwards saw defendant coming from a field1 with a gun in his hand. Witness spoke to him, and defendant said he had killed' a pigeon. Witness asked to see it. and James then achnitted that he had killed a cock pheasant. Defendant now said he had permission to shoot rabitts and pigeons OIL this land. On the day n-amed there we're others whom he did not know shooting on, the land. A wounded phea sant came over the hedge into the field where he was. and as he thought it a pity to leave it there in its misery he brought it away j with him. The Deputy Clerk: I understood you to plead guilty when I charged you. Defendant No. sir. i The Deputy Clerk: The keeper says you ad- mitted killing the bird to him. j Defendant Well, he was so inquisitive. I te.Id him so to get rid of him. A fine of £ 2 was imposed. 21 DAYS' IMPRISONMENT. Thomas Habberfield, Aber kenfig, brake driver, was charged with being drunk in charge of a carriage. P.C. Lioyd said he saw the defendant driv- ing down the hill from Pe-nvfai on October 14th under the influence of drink. Defendant: I had been seeing a friend off to America, and had a few glasses too much. It appeared that defendant had been sen- tenced to 14 clays' imprisonment on the previ- ons Saturday, but had not surrendered hi'n- self. He was now committed for an addi- tional seven days. WELCOME TO TOWN." The license of the Welcome to Town Inn. Bridgend, was transferred from Alfred Prynne to Moses Harding. Mr. J. Haydn I Jones appeared. MRS. BROGDEN'S RATES. Mrs. Lucy Eleanor Brogden. Esplanade Hotel. Porthcawl, was summoned by Thomas Cook, assistant overseer, Porthcawl, in re- spect of alleged arrears or the General Dis- tt. let Rate, made on Mav 11th. 1903, amount- ing to £ 66. Mr. E. T. David, clerk to the Porthcawi Urban Council, was for the prose- cution, and Mr. H. J. Randall, junr., for the defence. Mr. David lie had arreed with Mr. Randall to a three -weeks' adjournment, sub- ject to their worships' approval.—Granted. John Rowe, junr.. Lias Row. Porthcawl, mason, was summoned in resuect of non-pay- ment of 6s. rates, and awas issued. NO SCALES. William Roberts. Pontvcymmer. baker's as- sistant. was charged' with selling bread with- out carrying weights. P.C. Price Lvans gave evidence. Defendant said he over-looked the scales when loading the cart. Supt. Menhinick said it was only lair to the defendant to state that the loaf purchased' by P.C. Evans was weighed, and that it was just appreciably below 41,b.s.. but very little. Defendant-was fined 10s. PONTYCYMMER LICEXSEE SUMMONED. Morgan Weeks, of Pontvcymmer, publican, was changed with permit-ting drunkenness. Messrs. Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas, Pon- typridd. who had oeen instructed to defend, wrote that their Mr. Ni-eliolac, bitl the matter in hand, but was attending an important meeting of the Wattstown Explosion Fund. They asked for an adjournment. This was granted, and a. charge of being drunk on licensed premises, against Daniel Davies. Pontycymmer, labourer, was also ad- journed'. CARE OF FIREWORKS. James P. James. Osmore Vale. shop keeper, wais charged that. being the occupier of pre- mises registered for storing gunpowder, he did not take due precaution for the preven- tion of accident by fire or explosion. Sergt. Hall said he saw six rockets on an open shelf and some mixed fireworks on the counter in the shop. He had cautioned Mrs. James previously. The Chairman s'aid that this being the first- ease of the kind at the Court, and defendant being in a small way of business, it would be dismissed on payment of costs, os. Fines would be imposed in similar cases after that day. John Thomas. Oamore Vale. shopkeeper, was also ordered to pay the- costc, in a similar cae. BAD BEHAVIOUR. John, Williams. Bryn Cottages. P'ontyrhil. was charged with committing a nuisance at Brvnmeuin Station. Mr. Par sons, for the G.W.R. Company, said defendant- was drunk and used language unfit for publication. He was instructed to take proceedings in respect of the bad language. but the Clerk suggested that lie should not do so. as the two offences arose out of the same circumstances. Mr. Dowdteswell, station master at Brvn- menin. described defendant's language as abominable. He went into the waiting room to turn the man out. and found him commit- tiii,), a nuisance there. A lady was just on the point of entering the room. Defendant, who did not appear, was fined 40s. and costs. OX THE RAILWAY. Mary Butler. Llangorse. PencoecT. an old woman of 60. was summoned for exposing her- self to danger by trespassing on the Cardiff and Ogmore mineral line at Wernfawr, be- longing to the Great Western Railway Com- pany, Mr. Parsons (Messrs. Vachell and Co., i Cardiff) prosecuted on behalf of the company. I The case walS dismissed on payment of -IS. costs. Gwen McAndrcw and Elizabeth McAndrew. Hendra Isha, Peucoed, for trespassing on the same line were fined' 10s. each. Mr. Parsons appeared for the company in each case. ASSAULT BY A WOMAN. Caroline Edw ards. 42 Bryn Cottages. Pont- ythil. pi ade-cl guilty to assaulting Elizabeth Cremon. 3 Station-road, Pontyrhil. Complainant stated that on Monday night defendant came up to her door and said, What the do you mean by getting on to .Mary" She then struck her, knocking her down in her passage. When she got up de- fendant followed her. piving her several clouts. Witness had never had a. quarrel with defendant. Defendant said she was provoked to do what she did because complainant persisted in mak- I' ing a disturbance in the hearing of her sister who was bed-ridden. The fine was 15s: BOY ABSCONDED. David Horringan and Coilwyn Francis, boys of Maesteg. were charged with stealing a pair of boots value 6s., the property of Mor- gan Rule. Maesteg. Supt. Menhinick stated that the elder boy had absconded. He was released on bail, his father being bound over in. the eum. oi 13. The case was adjourned. SCHOOL CASES. The following were summoned in respect of the non-attendance of their children at school: Gil'fach Gocli,Heii,i-y Newman, Dan-y- bryn Cottages, fined os. David Roderick, 17 Scotch-row, os. John Jenkins, 9 Pntchard- row, 10s. Martha Jenkins, 1 Penllwyngwen- row, os.; Win. Edmunds. 2 Wyndham-street, •3s. Bryncethin.—Mary Roberts-, Tynyvvaun. order John Jones, Old Tavern, fined os. Aberkenfig. John, Randalls, Tynywaun, Farm, 5s. and order; Patrick Cody, Park- ioad, order; George Giliett, 2 Brook-row, os. and order; Caroline Lukins. Pandy-row, 5s. Caerau.—Philip Bevan. 4 Raihvay-terrace, los. James Simons. 98 Caerau-road, 6s.; Houorah Hyde, 8 Albert-street, os. Jane Lugg. Duliraveii-street, os. John Howcils. 8 Victoria-street. -5s. Iek George. Jones. base of ol To una-road, order; Will. Morns. 100 To una-road, 10 s. Margaret Roberts, 81 Tcnna-road, order; Thomas Jones, 89 Tonna- road, ;)s.; Thomas John. 8 Picton-place, order OweIV Beynon, 93 Tonna-road. os. Bridgend.—Rees Bell, 3 Edward-street, order- William Lloyd, 97 Park-street, 56,and order. MISCELLANEOUS. i For u-ir.g indecent language. Sarah Jones, Ogmore Yale, married, was fined los. Alice Hc-nigan, Maesteg, married, 2os. or ten days. Thomas Thomas. Maesteg. haulier, charged with being drunk on licensed premises, the Swan Inn, was fined 20s. Evan Jenkins, Bridgend, labourer, for being drunk at the Ship Inn, had to pay 20s. Ebenezer Thomas was granted an ejectment order against Percy Albert Collier, of 7 Glad- stone-street. Maesteg, furniture salesman, to take effect in 21 days. Allowing horses to stray led to the, follow- ing being fined os. each:—William Hopkins, Pyle, collier: Jenkin1 Matthews, Aberkenfig, carpenter; David Thomas, Aberkenfig, col- lier Thomas Walker. Aberkenfig, brake driver. Howell Griffiths. Kenfig Hill, tim- berinan, was fined' a. similar sum for allowing six pigs to stray. Edwin Thomas John, of Wick, labourer, had to pay es. for keeping a doT: without a license. Summoned fer a similar offence, John- Thomas. Wick, farmer, said he had been under the impression that he could keep a "pup" until it was twelve months old without having a license. He had to pay 5s. Ernest Wigmore, Oamore Vale, grocer, was summoned for driving without a light. —Defendant said' he was leading the horse. The candle had just gone out when he met tlip. pclicersergeant.—Sergt. Hall said the lamp was quite cold. It was true defendant was leading the horse.—The case was dis- missed with a caution. For drunkenness, James Evans, Nanty- ffyllon. collier, was fined 10s.; Wm. Lewis, Caerau. haulier, 10s. Albert John, Nanty- moel, collier, los. For being drunk and disorderly Richard Bevan-. Garth. collier, was fined 20s.; Win. Williams. Nantyffyllou, collier, 16fo.: James Thome, Maesteg, collier, Benj. Thomas, Pontycymmer. collier, los. Richard Matr- thews. Pontvcymmer, collier, los. Elvira Meredith. Caerau, married, los.; Joseph O'Hare. Pontycymmer, collier, 10s. Thomas Jones, Kenfig Hill. butcher. los. The following were summoned for leaving bosses and vehicles unattended: — James- Sutton, Pontycymmer, haulier, at Pontycym- mer. fined 10s. John Jones. Caerau, haulier, at Maesteg, 10s. Richard Holden. Maesteg. haulier, at Maesteg, 10ts. David R. Mazey, Pontrhydvcyff. farmer, at Maesteg. dismissed, defendant stating he left the vehicle in charge cf a, man Arthur Vaii-liaii, Bridgend, sweet s' lhr. at Prinetown. 10s. Ratliffe David, PpntrhyrTvcyff. labourer, at Maesteg, 10s. John, C, I' nlaencorrwg. haulier, at Cifran. 10s. Gwilvm Griffiths. Nantymoel, bnt'-her. at Oamore V,lc,. 10s. Thomas Jones, 32 Station-road, Cardiff, at Bridgend, 15s. TucscTav.—Before Mr. W. Edwards. • IT'S A FAIR COP." John O'Brien was charged with stealing three pairs of boots, the- property of John Jenkins, boot and- shoe dealer, Commercial- street. Maesteg. P.S. Rees Davies said he was in, company with Inspector Sansome, when he noticed prisoner coming down the street. His coat was bulky, and witness searched him, finding three pairs of boots on him. They ha<x since been claimed by Mr. John Jenkins. In an- swer to the charge, prisoner said, "I have never been on before it's a fair cop." On the application of Inspector Evans pri- soner was remanded in custody until to-mor- row (Saturday).
BRIDGEND PENSIONS COMMITTEE. + WELSH SPEAKING QUALIFICATION FOR CLERKSHIP. The first meeting of the local Pensions Sub- Committee. for the Bridgend and Porrthcawl Ui-ban and Penybont Rural Districts was held at the Council Offices, Bridgend, on Satur- day afternoon. There were present Dr. D. J. Thomas, J.P' C.C., Nantymoel (represent- ing; tlte County Council); the Rev. David Phillips. B.A., vicar of Newcastle (represent- ing the Friendly Societies); Mr. W. Lewis, Tondu (Miners' Federation); Revs. H. Eynon Lewis. Bryncethin. M. C. Gower Williams, and Mr. D: H. Price (Penybont Council'), Messrs. R. C. Griffiths and W. Edwards, J.P. (Bridgend Council), and Mr. David Jones, J.P. (Porthcawl Council). CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN. Rev. Eynon Lewis proposed that Dr. D. J. Thomas be appointed chairman of the com- mittee, and, Mr D. Jtl. Price having seconded, this was agreed to. On taking the chair. Dr. Thomas thanked the members for the honour, and expressed a hope that the work of administering the new Act would proceed as smoothly as possi- ble. He wonld do his best in that capacity to discharge his duty to the applicants for pensions. On the motion of Mr. W. Edwards, the ] Vicar of Newcastle was appointed vice-chair- man. Dr. Thomas remarking that the commit- tee could not have made a better choice. THE CLERKSHIP. The next business was to appoint a cJerk. Mr. David Jones was informed that the clerk would receive "8s. per 1,000 of the in- habitants of the sub-committee's district per a nun in, together with 5s. for each claim or question dealt with, by the sub-committee in- each quarter, not exceeding 20 in all, and 2s. Gd. for each claim or question in excess of 20." Mr. W. Edwards thought the salary would be aballt £8 a vear. Mr. David Jones proposed that the post be advertised. He did not think a public ap- pointment of that kind should be made until an opportunity had' been giveIL to all who wished to apply to do so. A Clerk representing Mr. Gough Jenkins (clerk to the County Pensions Committee) re- marked that there were no funds at present. The Chairman Do you say we have no power to incur any expenditure? The Clerk Mr. Jenkins asked me to make it clear that any expense incurred could not be met. The Chairman We must send the bill to the County Council, that's all. This is such a scattered area that unless we do advertise I the post we cannot bring the matter before the public. Rev. D. Phillips: Perhaps the Chairman will fight our battle when it comes before the County Committee. (Laughter.) The- Chairman I promise you I will. I think it is only right and proper that such an appointment should be advertised so as to remove any suspicion of our having pre-con- ceived ideas as to the clerk. It was agreed that the advertisement should be placed in the Glamorgan Gazette." Mr. W. Lewis nronosed1 that ability to speak Welsh should be an, essential qualification. Mr. D. H. Pr ice seconded. Rev. D. Phillips proposed, as an amend- ment that Welsh-speaking should1 be men- tioned as "desirable," and this was s'ecolltdd by Mr. R. C. Griffiths. Four voted each way. and the Chainnan gave his casting-vote in favour of Welsh being essential. b It was agreed that the applications should be forwarded to the Chairman before next Tuesday, and that a special meeting he held on the day following. I
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