1: .Î THE RIGHT PEOPLE 1 J 4 i 1 j I J IA J JENKINS & Co. = JLFV The Renowned Maesteg Boot Manufacturers Why fear the snow and rain of winter, when we guarantee a dry foot for 12 months. ———— Ask anyone who tested them last winter. Repeat orders daily. Men's Solid Leather Working Boots at 8/11. Special quality for Colliers, Masons, Railway men, etc., 10 6 warranted. Wooden pegged for Sinkers, Farmers, and men constantly in water, from 12/6. 6 Hand sewn to order. Also'Women's and Boys strong Boots guaranteed. We replace if unsatisfactory. 0 A large^stock made up ready. Secure a pair now. Kote Addre-,s Jenkins & Co., 35 Commercial Street, Maesteg. On It Again If you have Corns, someone will tread on them. They are always in the way. People look upon Corns as a joke, when they do not have them. If you possess one, our advice is, get rid of it. How ? By using GRIFFITHS IVY LEAF, Which painlessly removes Corns of Ions standing by a few applications. It cures when others have failed. ALFRED GRIFFITHS, M.P.S Chemist, Optician, 43, Commercial St., MAESTEG. 1 Blurred Sight. | A great many people when looking at an object see it blurred and indistinct. This is often not due to short sight in the ordinary sense, but to what is known as ASTIG- MATISM—the rays of the vision are not reflected evenly. Headaches and Neuralgia are frequently caused by this defect. It dulls the mind, and the backwardness of many a child at school is often caused by astigmatism. We have made a speciality of the testing of children's eyes. Our many satisfied patrons are proof of the care devoted and the success achieved in the treatment of eyesight defects. ALFRED GRIFFITHS, M. P. S. 43, Commercial Street, MAESTEG. B. KALTENBACH & Co. Watchmakers, Jewellers, & Opticians, 108, COMMERCIAL STREET, MAESTEG. P.O. Telephone .12. Established 1880. Watches, Clocks, and Jewellery Cleaned and Repaired by the most practical workmen. Material used, Only the Best. Charges most moderate. Special good Value in Engagement Rings, Keepers, and 9 & 22 carat Gold Wedding Rings. Private Room and convenient side entrance for Wedding Ring Customers. A most Costly Present given to each one. # SPECIALITIES— Workmen's Watches from 2/6. Alarum Clocks from 2/6 8-Day Striking Clocks from 15/6. Sterling Silver Plated Jam Dishes from 2/6. Spectacles fitted and sight tested 0 from i/ Oculists Prescriptions carefully made up to order. GREAT BARGAINS. A large stock of Second-hand Watches to clear, from 2/6, Good English Lever Watches from 8/ All warranted and in perfect repair. yss. EYE J Lmv strain] m 'l—'HIS is the invariable result of jjj' I neglected defects of sight. !|j Jr. the involuntary effort to 'iqs obtain distinct vision a severe strain 'jij i, causcd to the muscles of the eye. pjj] Headache of a peculiarly painful yjjl kind results, which can only be relieved by resting the eyes. But js many other nervous derangements |j are traceable to the eyes. The only P' real cure for such troubles is often j found to be correct Glasses. We I adapt Glasses which accurately I compensate for all defects and I compensate for all defects and |! which thus remove all strain. Bear I in mind that the sight often seems I good when Eyestrain exists. Have I your eyes carefully tested. P. PAVIES, £ £ t Optician, Watchmaker, Jeweller, etc. II 21, COMMERCIAL ST., MAESTEG II Opposite Masters & Co., Clothiers au ■11= ■ 8 rsn B jj I Jeweller O Optician I 2 1, Commercial St., y MAESTEG. I ill-N 14 WEAti CPRNT J PRESENT GIVEN
3Ir. George Clarke YEvaiigelist) will conduct a Mission at Poutycymmer (Nov. 1st to lltli). Good Templars.—The weekly meeting of the Independent Order of Good Templars was held on Friday evening at the Good! Templars1 Hall. Mr. Edgar Jenkins presided. A lively dis- cussion) took place on the Licensing Bill, Town A Wrecker of Men" opened here last night. The company is an excel- lent one, and the scenery and effects are in keeping with it. Big houses ought to be the order for to-night and to-morrow night. Next week, on Thursday. Friday, and Satur- day. o?se of Mr. and Mrs. Kimberley's cele- brated companies in u A Soldier's Honour" is the atraetion..nr. and Mrs. Kiniberiey's company will be remembered1 lit "A Sister's Sin" and "Two -uittle. Drummer Boys." Wedding.—O11 Wednesday, last week, the wedding was solemnised at St. Albaai's Church, Treherbert. of Air. William New love Sanderson, son of Mr. George Sanderson, of Taibach, to Miss Lily Richards, daughter of Mr. and! Mrs. Andrew Richards, Garnlwyd, Maesteg. The bride, who was charmingly at- tired. was given away by her brother, Mr. William L. Richards, and Mr. Ernest Bell acted as best man. Mr. and Mrs. Sander- son were the recipients of useful and valuable 1: resents. Harvest Thanksgiving.—Services of thanks- giving fo!r the harvest were held at the Eng- lih Wesleyan Church on Sunday and Monday evening, the edifice having been, beautifully rated. for the occasion. The Rev. T. H. Johns, Cowbridge. officiated on the. first day, the edifice being crowded at each service. On Monday evening the Rev. J. Morley Da vies, pastor of Bethlehem Enclisli Congregational Church, Nantyffyllon, occupied the pulpit, and at the close a sale of fruit and' vege- tables took place, a substantial sum being realised. Bethlehem English Congregational Church, NairtyfFflon.—A magic I-antei-n, entertain- ment was given at the above church in con- nection with the Band of Houe by Mr. Rhys Jones. Neath, on- Buy your own cherries." The chapel was packed, and the children were delighted with the slides, which were ablv manipulated1 bv Mr. Jones. The pastor (R ev. J. Morley Davies) took the "reading." —On Thursday night, the 22nd inst., the Mutual Improvement Society started their winter session with a tea and entertainment. There was a fairly good gathering of young people and others, and everything passed off successfully. It was a most enjoyable and profitable evening. The following ladies kindly pre-s.ided at the tables: —Mrs. T. John, Mrs. Scourfield, M iss Hinkin, and Miss PlummeT.
WORDS GY WISDOM. THE BEST KIND OF LIBERTY. Men may be heaten. chained, tormented, yokes! like cattle, slaughtered liko .summer flies, and yet remain in one sense, and that the best fcexise. free. But to smother their souls within them, to make tho flesh and skin, which, after the worms work on it. is to see God. into leathern thong." to yoke machinery with—this is to be Rhive-masters indeed: and there might be more freedom in England, though her feudal lord. lightest words were worth men's lives, and though the blood of the vexed husbandman dropped in the furrows of her fields, ttlaTL there is while the animation of her multitudes is sent liko fuel to feed the factory smoke, and the strength of them is given daily to l>e wasted in the fineness of a web. or racked in the exactness of a line. I know nor if a day is ever to come when the nature of righr freedom will be under- stood. and when men will *ee that to ol*?y another man. to lalK>ur for him. yield reverence to him or to his place, is not slavery. It is often the best kind of liberty — liberty from care. --ioji, RUSKIN. TATGHTKR. How much there lies in laughter! the cypher key wherewith we decipher the whole man. Some men wear an everlasting barren simper; in the smile of others lies a cold glitter as of ice the fewest are not able to laugh what can be called laughing, but only snuff and titter and sniggle from the throat outwards, or at least pro- duce some whiffling and hasty cachinnation, as if they v/er.e laughing through wood. Of none such comes go<sd. SETTING ONE'S OWX TASK. All men need ta.-kniasrers. A pedestrian of well-known swiftness and endurance makes the confession that, when he walks along the street, he is likely to fa!] into the lazy gait of the I majority. It is not until he drops behind some rapid walker, and see.- how much he must in- crease his speed to keep up. that he realises how weakly he has been strolling along. Fortu- nate are the men who know how to get the most out of themselves by acting as their own taskmasters. They arc the workers by schedule They plan each day in advance, and do not toil haphazard. Carefully estimating what they can do. and should do, thiv hold themselves rigor- ously to the tasks they have fixed, and 60 avoid the necessity of having overseers. And they are the sort who ;rise to be the overseers of others.
j L KIDNEYS WRONG! Liver, Heart, Bowels, Bladder, Blood, stotiiacli, the whole body, more or less, affected by Kidney Disorders. Unless curativelv treated, suffering will be intensified. DO not let slight or severe Kidney I Complaint develop into cancerous decay. Urine complaints, Kidney, Liver Diseases, cure them Put them into strong active order. The safest and surest wav to do that is to TAKE KUROBAX PILLS Is. 1^1. per box by post. Is. 2d. Nor. 10 PROI'JUKTOK— G. H. HOWELLS, Cash Chemist, CABEAIT. Agents Bridgend, K. T. Rich. Aberkenfig, J. Davis, The Stores. I ——— TOWN HALL THEATRE MAESTEG. Proprietors Poole's Theatres Co., Ltd Managing Director Mr. C. W. Poole District Manager Mr. W. Bvnorth Resident Manager Mr. (1. F. Knowles Neeretary h. K A. Goodman Stage Manager Mr. T. Cod man The Management reserve the right of refusing admission. SPECIAL ATTRACTION AT K.XORMOUN EXPENSE. THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, 6th and 7th. Mr. and Mn. F. G. KIMBERLEY'S COMPANY Present the Powerful Play— A Soldier's Honour (l>y -Mrs. F. <i. KIMBKRLKY). A Romantic Story of Military Life. Admission 2s., Is. 6d., Is., and 6d. Early Doors 3d. extra to all parts. Doors open at 7.15. Curtain rises at 7.45. Early Door at 7. Half-time at 9 o'clock, except to back seats. Satmrdays Only—Doors open at 6.45. Curtain rises at 7. Early door 6.30 to 6.45. Box Office at Langharne's, Tobacconist, Talbot Street. IA TE TRAINS leave Maesteg each evening at 11 for Nantyffyllon, Caerau, Cymmer, & Abergwynfi. Also from Port Talhot Station every Wednesday and Saturday at 10.30 p.m. to Pontycymmer and Blivengarw. 8613
BOYS AND FIREARMS — SAD FATALITY AT CAERAU. BOY feHOT Dl £ AD. CORONERS REMARKS ON A T ONDON FIRM. A PRECOCIOUS WITNESS. A lad named Edgar Thomis. aged 16. of 20 Tonna-road, Caerau, was accidentally shot on Saturday afternoon by a companion* named Richard Denning. 12, a schoolboy, of 59 Tonna-road. It appears that a boy named Alfred Joint Penny, aged 14. of 27 Tonna- road. became the possessor of a sporting gun, which had been sent from London on the pre- vious day. OJJ Saturday afternoon the three boys intended to go to the mountain with the gun, but the tragic occurrence stopped the excursion before the boys had left the garden1 of Penny's parents. Penny handed the gun to Denning, who said he would try it. Penny told him that there might be something in it. and Denning opened the breach, and said there was nothing there. He closed the breach and shouted to Thomas, Lock. Edgar." and the gun accidentally went off. Thomas, who was at that time about ten yards in front, received the shot in the neck. under the ear. The bullet pierced the caro- tid artery and the boy fell. Denning, who saw him thought that he was shamming, but Penny went to him. and raised his head and' spoke to him. but received no answer. William Wheat lev, 28 Tonna-road. heard the report of the gun, and went out and saw Thomas Iving on the ground. He told Denning to go for a doctor, and soon- Dr. Harris Jones arrived and found that the boy had ceased to breath. Police-Constable Mercer, of Nantyffyllon, made inquiries, but on the direction of Inspector Sansom the boy was not arrested. The deceased' lad was the only support of his mother, who is a widow. The tatter's husband was killed in the- pit at Caerau in 1906, and her other son in 1900. The event has created much sympathetic interest and sadness in the locality.
PRETTY MAESTEG WEDDINGS —♦ GRIFFITH—WILLIAMS. A pretty and interesting wedding was cele- brated at the Congregational Church. Castle- street, Maesteg. on Wednesday, in the pre- sence of a large congregation cf Avei'i-wishci's. The bride was Miss Hilda Williams, cid- est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rees Williams, Car- maithen House, Maesteg, and the bridegroom Mr. Jansen Morlais Griffith (of "Lloyds Bank), youngest- son of the Rev. D. Avail Griffith. Treedidiiwd'alar, Garth. Breconshiie. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a handsome gown of Empire style of white silk poplin de chene. over taffeta silk, trimmed with white 1 ace, silk braid and silver tinsel. She wore a Brussels net embroidered veil, with orange blbssoms and white heather, and carried a shower bouquet. The brides- maids w.ere Miss Maud Williams, of Abervcn (niece of the bride), and Miss Minnie Hughes, of Mountain Ash. They wore Empire dresses of shell pink silk ecline, trnnmed with lace, girdles, and pin tucks, fastened at back with gold buckles. They also wore white picture hats, with streamers, gold bangles (gifts of the bridegroom), and carried baskets of pink and white flowers. The ceremony was per- formed by the Rev. D. Aran Griffith, father of the bridegroom, aSSiisted by the Rev. T. Gwilym Jones, B.D. Mr. J. A. Griffith. Cow- bridge, acted as best man. The wedding breakfast was partaken of at tbe "Dorothy" Restaurant, the business house of the bride's parents, the follow ing being among the guests, in addition to. the wedding party :—Miss Gwladys Griffith (sister of bridegroom). Miss Gertie Williams (sister of bride), -Nlr. and Mrs. Avan Griffith. New- port: Mr. Irvon Griffith. Sunderland; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Williams. Aberavon Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Williams. Cardiff; M r. James Williams, Mr. David Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac, Rock House; Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Lloyd. Brynglas; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Rich- ards. Oakwood House; Mrs.'J. Jeukins. Car- diff; Miss Richards. Oakwood House; Mrs. Davies, Bryn Llynfi Miss Hutchinson. Ashby House; Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Mountain Ash; Miss Lloyd, Brynglas; Mr. John Isaac, Commercial-street; Miss Cissie Thomas, Forthcawl; Dr. and Mrs. Sinclair, Maesteg; Mr. and Mrs. Watkins. Bridgend; Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Morgan. Maesteg; Messrs. Hector and Heirbert Jenkins, Maesteg; Miss Davies, Liverpool House; Miss Jones. Three Horse Shoes; Mr. W. T. Davies. Rev. and Mrs. Jones. hestp: Mr. David Rees. organist; Miss Davies, Lcndbn House; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Richards. Neath-ioad; Mr. and Mrs. Ivor Davies, Aberavon. The newly-married counle subsequently left for London and the South Coast for tire honeymoon. The bride was attired in a-niole cloth coat and rose tweed skirt, with a set of sable furs, and a large rieture hat. A large party was entertained in the even- ing at the Dorothy. LIST OF PRESENTS. Bridegroom to Bride: Travelling dressing- case. Bride to Bridegroom Gold albert. Mother of Bride: Cheque, tea service, and! linen. Father of Bride: Cheque. Father and Mother of Bridegroom Cheque. Mr. and Mrc, W. J. Williams. Aberavon Cheque. Mr. and Mrs. 0. D. Williams, Cardiff After- noon tea service, cushion, crochet ]-ice, Royal Worcester ware. Mr. James Williams Cheque. Mr. David Wi l'iams: C hh-ae. J Miss Gertie Williams: Golid bangle. Mr. and Mrs. A van Griffith, Newncrt: Cheque. Mr. Irvon Griffith. Sunderland Sideboard. Mr. Albert Griffith, Cowbridge cabinet. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Griffith. Buffalo. Xew York: Cheque and silve. sugar tongs. M iss Slee Griffith. Swaiisezi Cheque. I Miss Susie Griffith. Barnslev Cheque. Miss Gwladys Griffith, Glandulais Cheque. Miss Maudie Williams, Aberavon: Gold- iiiolilited u mbrella. )11r. John Williams, Tygwyn: Corner cup- board. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Richards. Oakwood House: Eiderdown quilt. Mr. and Mrs. William Isaac, Rock-street Silver sandwich stand. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Lloyd, Brynglas: Silver entree dish. Mr. and Mrs. Evan Maddock. Duffryu Royal Albert tea. service. Mr. and Mrs. Eaton. Union-street. Donlton. ware. Mr. and Mrs. Griffith, Barry Dock; Silver marmalade dish. Miss Griffith. Barry Dock: Silver salt cellars. Mr. Morgan Jenkins. Swansea: Set of Eiveiiii-y ware. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Morgan, West Cross. Mumbles: silver cake knife. Mr. and Mrs. Johii EvaiiSj Xat. Provincial Bank. Bridgend Cheque. Mr. and Mrs. J. Jenkins3 Cardiff: Flower pedestal. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Russell, Wooten Silver teapot stand. Miss Annie Richards, Oakwood House: Sugar bowl. Misses Ethei and Rebe Isaac, Rock House: Silver salver. Miss Lloyd. Brynglas Silver cake stand. Miss Rosie Williams. Bridgend Table centre. Mrs. Catherine Lloyd, Skeii-eii Hot water jug. Mrs. Mary Harris. Talbot-stieel: Water jug and glasses. Masters Glyn and Howell Williams. Aber- avon: Bed spread. Mr. and Mrs. John Parry. Cardiff: Pillow cover shams. Misses Hughes, Mo-nut a in Ash Old china jam dish. Mr. and Mis. Hughes. Mountain Ash: Silver sugar bowl and cream jug. Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Morgan, Metropolitan Bank Silver water jug. Miss Davies. London House Table centre. Mr. and Mrs. fcouth. Neaih-road: Flower vase. Miss Katie Williams, Porthcawl: Silver photo frame. Mr. H. T. Walters. The Garn: Silver salt cellars. Rev. and Mrs. Maerdy Rees. London Book. Dr. and Mrs. Sinclair, Maesteg: Silver cream jug and sugar basin. Mrs. Davies, Bryn Llynfi. Maesteg: Silver hot water iug. Mr. and Mrs. W. Watkins. Lloyds Bank. Bridgend Silver candle-sticks. Colleagues at Lloyds Bank. Ltd.. Maesteg and Bridgend Silver cut-class- cruet stand. Mr. C. Walsh. Metropolitan Bank: Match sta nd. Miss Mabel Hutchinson. Ashby House Silver jaiii al Sit. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Boucher, Buchgrove House Silver sligar bowl. Mr. W. J. Powell. We,t House. Bridgend Silver fruit spoons. Miss Cissie Thomas. West Farm. Porthcawl: Silver fruit stand. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lewis, Brynmawr Place: Silver claret decanter. Mr. W. Thomas. The Bon" Clock and orna- men ts. Rev. Philip Rogers, B.A., Cheque. Mr. J. R. Sn'ape: Set silver tea knives. Mr. and Mi's. Ivor Davies. Port Talbot: Silver flower vase. Messrs. Hector and Herbert Jenkins. Com- mercial-street Drawing-room fire screen. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Jenkins. Salisbury-road: plair silver carvers. Mr. W. Thomas. Emporium. Llanclrindod Wells: Silver sardine d.ish. Mr. and1 Mrs. E. R. Davies, Llandrindod Wells: Ink stand with clock. Miss S. Joan Jones, Garth. Brecon Silver jam spoons. Mr. R. Howell's, Radnor House. Maesteg: Silver jam dish. Mrs. and Miss Jolun. Cowbridge: Water colours. Mr. T. Bowen. Cwmdulais. Garth. Brecon: Cheque. M iss Katie Jones. Dorothy Cafe Set ware. Miss A. Davies. Dorothy taf: Salt cellars. Misses Alexander. Dorothy Cafe Set ware. Mr. and Mi's. Manfiekl, St. M-ic-lrjeFs-road: Cushion. Mrs. Thom?s. Pleasant View: Junket set (13 pieces). Misses Thomas, Pleasant- View: Flower vase. Mrs. George Griffiths. B nk House Jam dish. Rev. and Mrs. S. Williams, Penrhiwceiber: Pair silver flower va.ses. M r. and Mrs. Powell. Farmers' Arms, Porth- cawl': Silver sugar basin and cream jug. Mr. -and Mrs. W. J. Richards. Neath-road Silver bread scoop. I Mr. W. T. Davies, Sunnvside. Bridgend: Salad Bowl. Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Smith. Aberavon Silver bread board and knife. Mr. Trur-an. Lloyds Bank, Port. Talbot Silver I desswt dishes. Mr. and Mrs. Pearee. Sea View. Aberavon: Silver jam dish. Mr. Moses Jones, West-street, Maesteg: Marbie clock. Mr. Ben Menris. Arcade Buildings. Aber- avon Tablecloth. M'iss Mabel Jones, Three Horse Shoes: Silver serviette rings in case. The Mis.-ts Davies. Liverpool House: Silver sugar bowl. Miss B. Richards, Oddfellows' Hotel Silver salt cellars. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson, Blenheim Villa: I Silver -saigur castor. Mirvs Blodwe-n Lewis. King Alfred Silver pre- serve dish. Mr. Arthu i Kins Davies Silver salt cellars. Mrs. F urlon-g. Hospital Silver pin box. Miss Annie Hopkins. Bird in Hand: Biscuit Miss AJlnie Hopkins. Bird in Hand: Biscuit barrel. Mr. and Mrs. T\ Lewis, Castles-street Butter cooler. Miss Annie Morgan. White Lion Silver sugar tongs. Mr. and Mrs. G. Rees: Barometer. Mr. T. Thomas (builder): Old china cream jug a r d b a si n. Maesteg Hockey Club Marble clock. Miss Mary Miles. Maesteg: Cushion. w THOMAS—LEWIS. An interesting marriage was solemnised at Bethania Welsh Baptist Chapel on the 21st inst. the parties being Mr. Joseph Thomas, I grocer. Commercial-street, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Thomas, Station-street, and Miss Catherine Sophie ijewis. daughter of Mrs. Lewns. of Alma-road. A large number assem- bled in the church to witness the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Iorwerth Jones, pastor of the church. Miss Nellie James. A.L.C.M., presided at the organ, her excellent selection including Mendelssohn's Wedding March." The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. David Lewis, Ammanford, was beautifully att red, in stone- coloured eohne, over white silk, with cream laoe hat. She was attended by four brides- I maids Misses May and Jeanetta Jenkins, who were attired in biscuit coloured silk, and Miss S. A. Thomas and Miss "Sophia Stephens, in pale blue silk. The bridesmaids wore gold pendants, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. D. J. Thomas acted as best man. After the ceremony the wedding breakfast was par- taken of at the residence of the bride's mother, where a large number of relatives and friends met to join in the good wishes. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas subsequently drove to Bridgend to join' the 4.23 p.m. express for London. The presents included the foilow- i n-g: — Bridegroom to Bride Diamond brooch. Bride to Bridegroom Diamond scarf pin. Mother of Briele: Cheque and piano. Mother oi Briele: Cheque and piano. Parents of Bridegroom Cheque. Mr. David Lewis: Cheque. Mr. Richard- Lewis: Cheque. Mr. William Lewis Black and copper curb. Mrs. Jenkins: Household linen. Mis. D. Thomas: Pair vases. Ul". D. Thomas: Spirit kettle. Mrs. E. Griffiths: Bed cover. Mrs. M. Howelis: Linen. Mr. William Thomas: Dining-room clock. Mrs. J. Rees: Pair vases. Mrs. W Rees Set of brass fire. irons. Mr. D. J. Thomas: Silver cruet. Miss S. A. Thomas: Set of vases. Mr. G. Thomas: Dinner service. Mr. T. Thomas: Tea set. Mr. E. Jenkins: Dinner knives and forks. Miss May Jenkins: Rug. lliss J'alwtb Jenkins: Rug. Staff of Plasnewydd Infants' School: Silver teapot. Mr. and Mis. E. J. Stephens: Silver hot- water jug. Mr. W illiams: Case of silver spoons. Mrs. Waters: Flower stand. 31 iss Williams: C'rystoleum. Mr. and Mrs. J. Navies: Fruit stand. Mrs. Shaw: Silver butter dish. Mrs. P. Jones: Silver honey pot. Mrs. Owen (Nantymoei): Silver jam dish. A Friend Silver cake dish. Mr. and )fr8. G. James and Family: Time- piece. Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas: Silver-mounted vases. Mrs. J. Thomas: Teapot, sugar basin, and cream jug. Mrs. S. Lewis: Table. Mrs. Phillips: Cushion cover. Mr. and Mrs. L-aviers: Benl cover. Mr. and Mrs. W. Collier Silver-mounted vases. Mrs. E. J. Thomas: Fruit dishes. Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien Piano cover. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas: Cut glasses and tray. A Friend: Pair of pictures, Messrs. D. Williams and Sons, Bridgend Set of carvers. 31 iss Sophia Stephens Silver jam Mi-, and Mrs. T. Morris Pair of pictures. Mrs. Williams. Xantymoel Flower pot. Mrs. Roberts: Silver jam dish. Mrs. Llewellyn Glass fruit dish. Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Rees: Silver jam dish. Ma-. W. Thomas. Carmarthen Set of carvers. Mr. and Mrs. Jones: Tray. Miss M. A. Reynolds: Pair silver-mounted salt cellars. Mrs. Owen Set jugs. Miss M. Walters: Set of hall brushes. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Williams, Lianellv: Crumb tray and brush. Mr. and Mrs. J. Richards, Llanelly: Linen table cover. Mrs. E. Davies: Pair vases. Mr. and R. Rees Pair dishes. Master W. Davies: Hot water jug. Mrs. Davies: Pillow covers and table cloths. Mrs. Aubrey: Fruit in shade. Mrs. Yorath Pair spittoons. A Friend Silver photo, frames. Miss K. Griffiths Tea cosy. MISTS R. A. Lewis: Cushions. Mr. D. Griffiths: Dessert knives and forks. Mrs. J. Lewis: Dining-room table.
VALUE OF ADVERTISING. Mr. A. C. Beet delivered the first of a series of ten lectures on the theory and practice of advertising at the Central Young Men's Chris- tian Association, London. The business man who advertises." he said. "has an overwhelming advantage over the man who does not. It is a case of thr survival of the fittest. The man who ignores the call of publicity soon finds his business deteriorating. No product of the human mind, however great, can obtain a market without advertisement. The most successful business organisations are these which advertise most. Advertising is educational. It makes Deople thoughtful of their bodily comforts by bringing to their no- tice ail kinds of foods and clothes. It en- courages habits of thrift by advertisements of banks and insurance comnanies. It elevates artistic taste in furnishing. It develops the public taste* for music and healthy recreation by advertisements setting forth their respec- tive essential articles." A member of a firm of •advertising agents, who presided, declared that such firms as Beech am s. Lever Brothers, and Gamage s owe their present positions to extensive advertis- ing-
THE INQUEST. The inquest was held bv Mr. Howell Cuth- bertson. at Nantyffyllon Workmen's Institute, on Tuesday morning. Mrs. Sarah Thomas, widow, the mother of the deceased, gave evidence of identification1. She was terribly distressed, and had to be assisted into the room bv friend. Through- out her evidence she sobbed bitterly. Alfred John, Penny. aped 14. collier's boy. of Tonna-road*, who gave his evidence with great self-possession, said the rifle produced was his. He bought it from A. W. Gamage. of London, ridges. He also bouoht an air-rifle gun at the same time. the full1 account coining "to lis. 9d. The Coroner: What did you want the rifle for?—Witness: Oh, for a bit of sport. A bit of sport, Yon are beginning early. Yon have had some serious sport. Where did you see the advertisement abem: the rifle?—Mr. A. W. Gamaae sent me a paper. Do you mean to sav lie sent you a paper without knowing anything about you?—No. I bought pictures from him before, and he sent me a price list. Did Gamage know how old you were?—No. How did the rifle come to you. by parcels post, or by train?—By train. YOUTHFUL "ESQUIRE." How was it acldressed: Alfred John Penny, Esquire." Where did yon get the money?—I saved up my pocket money from father. Did your father know you had sent for this rifle?—No. When did the rifle come?—Friday night. Did your father ask you what was in the parcel ?—No. The Coroner: He ought to have a.sked you; lit was dis duty. Witness said the air gun which he bought was for Richard Leyshon Denning. The ac- cident happened about 4.30 on Saturday afternoon. When he returned from work, he. Edgar Thomas, and Denning decided to go for a walk. He did not know the rifle was loaded. The Coroner: Then ore of these cartridges must have been in it when it came?—No. I fireod through it once at a niece of zinc. That was on; Saturday afternoon when I came from work. What did you do with it after you fired?—I took it into the house and hung it up. Did' your mother see it?—Yes. and she said, Don't take it out," THE ACCIDENT. Witness, continuing, said he went out into the garden with his rifle. Denning was there waiting for him. while Thomas was oil the other side of the wall. Witness put the rifle down on 'some steps while he went to get a drink of water. Denning took the rifle and said, I will have a try at it." Witness said, There may be something in it you can't see." Denning looked into the breach, and said there was nothing in it. then put the rifle to his shoulder, and pointed it to Edgar Thomas. who was about twelve yards away, saying something which witness did not catch. The I rifle went off and witness, who had turned to- wards the house, could not on looking back see Thomas. He afterwards saw him, on the other side of the wall. lying on the ground, and bleeding from a wound in the neck. Witness asked him to speak, but got no an- swer. The Coroner It appears to me that Gam- age before supplying such goods to people should find out who they are and what their ages are. Witness said he did' not think there was any harm in the gun. The Coroner: Oh, didn't you. What do you think now?—I don't want to have any- thing more to do with it. How did the cartridge set in the gun?—I must have put it in and foi-Jiotten about it. What were you going to do when you went for a. walk?—Shoot rabbits. The Coroner: You are beginning early to be a. poacher. MISSING CARTRIDGES. Inspector Sansome remarked that 27 cart- ridges were missing from the box at the time the police counted them. In reply to the Loroner. witness said he did not know what had become of the missing cartridges. Gamage's did not tell him he would want a license for the gun. Several people told him he would w ant one. and he was going to get it. > The Coroner Who was going to pay for it? —I was. Richard Leyshon Denning, aged 12. a fair- haired boy. dressed in black, with a deep schoolboy collar, said the air rifle produced was bought for him. His mother saw it when it arrived, and told him not to take it out. It was he who wrote the letter to Gamage's for the guns and the cartridges. He did it at Penny's request, and signed Penny's name. Penny was paying ior the guns, and witness was to return the money for the air gun as he could. Thinking the gun was not loaded he put it to his shoulder, and pointed it at Thomas, saying, "Look, Edgar!" He did not touch the trigger, but the. rifle went off. The Coroner You have done a nice thing Gamage ought not to send cut rifles without knowing who they are for. i. WILD WEST STORIES. In reply to Inspector Sansome witness said he had been reading Wild West" stories. There was a lot of shooting going on in the district. Dr. Harris Jones said the bullet entered the neck, and injured the spinal cord, causing death instantaneously. Inspector Sansome produced a -inch deal board and a piece of corrugated iron, both of which were riddled with bullet holes, and stated' that at a distance of 20 yards bullets fired from the sporting rifle penetrated both, the board and the iron. A verdict of Accidental Death was re- turned, and at the request of the Jury, the Coroner admonished the two bovs. The rifles were, upon the application of Inspector San- some ordered to be confiscated.
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GARTH COLLIERY. — THE THREATENED STOPPAGE. A mass meeting was held at Libanus Hall. Garth, on Saturday even in- of the workmen of the Garth Merthyr and Oakwood Collier- ies, Maesteg, where Messrs. Elders Naviga- tion Collieries, Ltd., gave notices on the ground that the collieries were working at a loss, and could not continue without conces- sions by the workmen. The terms were that the men should concede 10 per cent. and fill large coal at the same price as they have been paid for through coal. Mr. Vernon Harts- horn miners' agent, discussed the situation fullv with the men. and it was resolved to place the matter before the Executive Coun- cil of the Federation.
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• DISABLED BY BACCHUS." To the Editor. Dear Sir,—I was out Saturday night at 10.16. I saw a young man on crutches com- ing out from a h-ctei at Nantyffyllon strongly under the influence of drink. I spoke to him. and he said (with difficulty) that he met with an accident 14 months ago. He seemed to me to be fast becoming a cripple, and sad to relate, terrible to confess, haster.ed to this most unhappy state through the use of strong drink. I absolutely refuse to believe that the pro- f prietor or ary of his assistants "were so cruel I and inhuman as to SUDDIV him. helpless as he is. with intoxicants. but whoever did. it was nothing short of a crime. J can give n.o other verdict, but Found wounded and dis- abled by Bacchus on the highways of sin.— Yours trulv. VERITAS. 17th October. 19G8.
YR HEN BLWYF—A SUGGESTION. To the Editor. Sir.—There is plenty of money in the Llynfi Valley, and the district is by no means wanting in local patriotism. Of that there can be no doubt, for the people of Maesteg and neighbourhood have ever a tender thought for" Yr Hen Blwyf." Although a mere Saesneg" myself. I am emboldened to appeal to this love of the old viliage of Llangynwyd en behalf of the "mount" surrounding the directing-post there. A very few pounds would be sufficient to restore this venerable object, now hasten- ing to decay, from which generations of pious Welshmen have mounted their horses on [heir homeward journey after service in the good old pillion days. It may be that some one parishioner blest with the means and the liberality of spirit to undertake it may perform this labour of love; but. if not. a few trifling subscriptions would suffice, and the Saesiieg" would be willing to be one of them. Whilst on this subject, let me protest against the debasing of Welsh, n-ames now going on throughout Wales. The name of this parish is Llangynwyd. not Llangonoyd. as the Great Western and the Poet Office ignorantly have it.—I am, etc., E. W. LATCHAM. Old House Inn, Llangynwyd.
THE LIGHTING QUESTION AT PYLE. To the Editor. Sir.—In your issue of October 16th last I noticed a report of a ratepayers' meeting at Pisgah estry, and with all due i-espect to those who were present, I wish to say that question has been under consideration for the last 12 months, and the Parochial Committee has decided to erect 10 lamps at Kenfig Hill at once. I am tempted to ask the chairman of the. meeting a few questions. How many r.at.e- payers were in the meeting? Was thpre any heavy ratepayer present ? Does he believe in practical economy, and. if he does. how came he to hold the meeting in a place where they are bound to pay for it when he could have another place in the parish free? Don't he think it would be better if the parish has any money to spare to keep it in. hand to meet the heavy expenditure that will fail on the parish by and bye. through the great sewerage scheme which is being foisted on us. and an- other supply of water for the parish ? A crisis is approaching and I hope my fellow ratepayers will take matters to heart seriously and be alive to their responsibilities. This sewerage scheme will cost some £12.000, and be chargeable to a pan of the parish onJy (so I am informed). Another storage for our water supply will mean doubling our rates. All are not colliers and officials. Some are poor labourers, and striving shop-keepe.i-s. trying-to-make-both-ends-meet greengrocers j and tea-seliers. In my humble opinion it is too early to make a noise about the light: who want& it? —Yours, etc. A POOR RATEPAYER. +--
DR. WHEATON S REPORT ON MAESTEG. To the Editor. Sir.—Kindly allow me a small space in your paper to draw attention to a serious evil which the above report does not touch. I refer to the use of house refuse for making mortar and filling up passages and kitchen floors in erecting houses. \I have seen evil- smelling filth used for this purpose just to save a few shillings in the. purchase of clean ashes. This is a two-fold evil, inasmuch as it is bound to lead to disease in the near future, and to crumbling houses in the dis- tant future. The Maesteg Council seem to countenance this sort of thing by emptying house refuse in exposed places, where b 11 ilders: (save the mark) can get it. Though a searching report has been made in regard to the state of some of our streets and back lanes (not a word too strong), no reference is made to this subject. To-day (October 26th) the Council's cart emptied its contents within 20 yards of a street of houses, and very near the river, into which a large part was blown by the v ind in a few minutes, and children helped the rest to follow, quite enjoying the flln of seeing tins and waste paper floating down the river. The collecting and disposal of house* refuse here is nothing less than a public scandal. Last week the cart did not take any from the street in which I live one day, and I know other streets were in the same neglected con- dition for more than a day. Those who had taken their ashes out had to carry them back again, if they were not unset in the street.. It is nothing to see in some places two or three days' rubbish, either in buckets or. more often-, on the around. What wonder that people take to throwinc ashes to the back lanea or anywhere else they find convenient! are only following the Council's plan at present of disposing of their refuse, and if their inspector comes along and reports to the Council they onlv have to speak to some of the members and mention the vote or influ- ence that will be brought arrainst them at the next election. Surely it is time that someone more able than mvseil-f sho-uld take up this question of indifference to cleanliness and health.—Thanking you. A Believer in CLEANLINESS NEXT TO GODLINESS. Caerau. ♦
ARE BRIDGEND PEOPLE MUSICAL r To the Editor. Sir.—I am constrained to ask the question appearing at the head of this letter in conse- quence of the scanty attendance at the Town- hall on the occasion of Miss Alice Liebmanii's visit to this town. So excellent were- the performances cf Miss Liebmann and her accompanying artistes tiiai one is confronted by a genuine difficulty in the search for words sufficiently expressive of the praise due to a combination of such ac- eompiished musicians. Seldom, if ever, has a Bridgend audience I been treated to such a sumptuous musical j feast, and one wonders why the Town-hall was net taxed to its fullest capacity. The reason cannot be found in the prices charged lor admission, for these were amazingly low j for a concert of such merit neither can it be due to insufficient advertisement but I very much fear that- Bridgend People, taken in the mass, lack appreciation of what is really "first class" in music, and that this, therefore, is the only explanation 11;3.1 is genuinely forth- coming. Numerous complaints have been levelled at Bridgend for its slackness and sleepiness, and still 0 the inhabitants show intense apathy when an opportunity is given them to indulge in one of the highest forms of recreation. Though the audience was thin, it was in- tensely appreciative, which fact would pTüh- ably account for the heartiness and accommo- dating spirit which characterised the perfor- mers. The people were spell-bound, ano would, if I mistake not greatly, be present to a man at the next concert, if happily Miss Liebmann ccnld be prevailed upon to pay Bridgend'a return visit. Will those who had the good fortune to be present ever forget the soul captivating music that came from that wonderful violin upon which Miss Liebmann so wonderfully played r Never. I think. Pity we cannot have such treats more frequently; Concerts of this kind are most elevating. I. for one. earnestly hope that future efforts to provide the people of Bridsrend with what is best in music will receive the largest pos- sible measure of encouragement that the in- habitants are capable of bestowing.—Yours faithfully. MUSIC-LOVER. October 21st. October 21st.
LECTURE BY SIR SAMUEL EYANS WALES IX TUDOR TIMES." Sir Samuel Evans, K.C., M.P.. Solicitor- General. delivered his presidential address to the Birmingham Undeb y Brythoni.ad at Bir- mingham University on Friday night. Mr. Humphries Jones, vioe-presidenit. took the chair. In the course of his address. which was on ales in Tudor Times," the Solicitor- General described the early history by Henry ludcr. Earl of Richmond, who when he be- came1 a young man of 28. was destined to be King Henry I-II.. and the founder of too Tudor dynasty. laken after the battle of. Tewkesbury to France, where his head was safer than it would have been in this country, he returned with his friends and allies to his native land. he Welsh were his compat- riots. he was i.ot only grandson of Owaitt Tudor but he was born within the Castle of Pembroke, and it was in Milford Haven, over part of which the commanding Castle of Pem- broke kept guard, that he landed in 1485. The battle of Bosworth followed, and the standard which was carried in the fight was the Red Dragon worked on a ground of greeai and white—the national colours. The vic- tory was undoubtedly won through the aid of Henrys Welsh troops. An old traditional prophecy was fulfilled, and a Welshman came to the Throne of England. The Welsh looked upon Henry VII. as their own King, and looked towards him to rid their country of op- pressive laws and to bring it much-needed rest and peace ana good government. From 1400 a large number of statutes of a most op- pressive kind had been i>assed. designed to destroy the Welsh as a nation. For instance, no Welshman could buy land within England. 110 Welshman could become a municipal, officer, nor. indeed, could he enjoy the rights of a citizen or a burgess; no Englishman could be convicted at the suit of any Welsh- man in Wales except by the judgment of Eng- lish justices, and no Englishman who was married to a Welslavoman could be put into office either in Wales or the marches. In the marches it was almost impossible to punish criminal offenders. The Lords Marchers, when not fighting with each other, were mak- ing raids upon the Welsh. When Henry Tudor came to the Throne a better era commenced. There was no doubt about Henry's favourable attitude towards the Principality. He appointed a Commis- sion to examine bis genealogy in oixler to show that he was descended through his father from the old Welsh princes. This Commis- sion produced a wonderful pedigree, tracing him back to the ancient kings and princes of Briton through over eighty generations. Sir Samuel traced through the reign of Henry VIII. the further changes wrought in the laws 'and government of Wales, and he showed how the Act of rnion subsequently passed e-x- tended to the Welsh the same freedom, rights, privileges, and laws as were enjoyed in England, and in fact introduced into the whole of Wales as we now know it the county organisation. Dealing with the national literature, he said that owing in part to the political and! legal changes made by the Tudors and to the change in the relationships of the old chiefs and their bards, it did not maintain its st a nd- ard. The period from 1646 to the end of the Tudor dynasty was certainly not famous fcr its literary productions. There was. how- ever. one region in the world of books in which the work done in Tudor times had a nl j profound and lasting effect upon the nation not only in its religious life, but in its written pages and its spoken tongue. From the Tudor time came their Book of Books, the Welsh Bible. (Applause.) In later times Wales saw d'arker days than those of the Tudcrs. but the Welsh Bibie survived the neglect of churches, and its language had de- fied the efforts of those who desired and plotted its destruction. No one could esti- mate or exaggerate the influence of the WeOsh Bible upon the Welsh nation. It had purified and preserved the language, and it bad en- abled the message it contained to be preached by men whose oratory and eloquence were equal to any which history recorded. Tli; ree centuries had elan-scd since the last of the Tudor monarchs. Their rule was sym- pathetic and in the main beneficent to tbe nation from whom they sprang. The nation sirce the Union had escaped those inter- necine quarrels and feuds which theretofore ravaged it. and at the present day it pre- -serted a vigour and an individuality in its national life which should enable it. with noble ideals and worthv efforts, to achieve a high destiny in the future history cf civilisa- tio.n of the world. ( Applause.) Sir Samuel was heartilv thanked or the motion of Dr. Lloyd OWPTI. seconded bv the Rev. Roberts Evans, who spoke in Welsh.
GARTH WOUNDING CASE RECALLED ♦ DEATH OF THE DAUGHTER. Mr. Howell Cutlibertson. coroner, and a jury of which Mr. Joseph Grey was foreman, held an inquest at the Garth Police Station oil Monday morning, touching the death of Margaret Arm Thomas, of 8 Pit-street, Garth. The first witness called was Margaret Thomas, mother of the deceased, who, she said, was 23 years of age Her father's name was William Thomas. The deceased died OM Thursday, and had been complaining of ill- ness for the last four years. In answer to the Coroner, the witness sa. id that the deceased and herself had been as- saulted by her father, who w as serving a term of five years penal servitude. Dr. Bell Thomas said he had attended the deceased for some time. continually since her, injuries and previous to that. She suffered' from a disease of the suiival cold. He last saw her alive a day before her -de-atii. She was then in a dying condition. a.nd liad kw for a week previous quite paralysed and un- able to speak. The cause of death was ex- haustion ctiie, to degeneration of the spinal coixl. from which she was suffering. Death! was in no way due to the injuries inflicted by; the father. < The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence. On the suggestion of Councillor Gomer Davies. the jury handed their fees to the de- ceased's mother.
'"Then you rf»n:i\ r i><>:•<••.» 1: :1 11 mar is <,vf,r too oi<l not rve know:) men to crer married al ihe age of seventy- fiv :)ï more lie I-lave you tn you- father that I love vouSiK'' es. 811, -\O!Illttg: ()ri:y WOllt on practising with the damb-bells." Dorci I- I What's that for' then she has two problems 10 be pxfitod o\ e>-—how the story will eld a1Hi how 11 w: h(-2:p. Shopkeeper (awakened ,*<t 2 a.m.): r.at d'ye want? Customer: If ye" let me look ill Vid:rectorv to iied ut wlie"r to address ti:is ief".er I'll buy a penny stamp from VP." Merchant Y0": we are in need of a porter. Where v-ere* vou employed hist Applicant: Tn a bank si- "Merc-bant: "Did vou clean it out?" Applicant No. sir. The cashier did that. "That arass seed yon planted in the sprinff didn't pan out wed. enl it: >> Hi at WU" 0'11:ç biuff. Now ,1, J¡,¡ \1 t ;1,ny lawn to mow, and mv wife thinks it s the fault of the seed." .Mistress (to her domestic1 I suppoc you <rir!s talk about each other just the sam" a.- we 1 a.He> do nbo-e person in our set ? Do- mestic: "No. the mistresses." Visitor: i) t do ym do when .iohnnie is naughty? Manwd "• Put him to bed without any supner." Yi-:tor: what ¡]lpn?" Papa: l-J0 cries. ;;lid slw carries it up to him O1 a tray. Husband (at d;sn regu- tlI banquet -tf, I n,t spread I ve seen in en ajro. What's up ° Do yOtt pxpect company?" Wife: "o; but I presume 1'.1;(' .'OOU doe.
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