FOOTBALL. BRIDGEND WEDNESDAYS v. COW- BRIDGE. Played at Cowbridge in icle.al weather on Wednesday. The visitors had the better of the game throughout, although only crossing the homesters line once in the first half. After the interval the Wednesdays were in great scoring mood, and' piled up 1 goal 4 tries to love. Scorers: D. Leyshon (2), P.C. Snow, S. Harris, and Dan Jenkins. J. Mc- LellaiT kicked the goal.
I TONDU & ABERKENFIG. I.O.G.T.—A lantern lecture iru connection with the Good Templars Lodge was given at Trinity Vestry on October 29th by Mr. David Evans, Leicester House. Aberkenfig, assisted by Mr. J. Cobble, Aberkenfig. The subject was From Log Cabin to White House." Both the pictures and the lecture were very much appreciated by the crowded audience. The chairman was Mr. D. P. Thomas. Solos were rendered by Mr. W. P. Jenkins and Mr. Gomer and a glee by a party. The accompanist was Mr. A. Evans, Meadow- street.
ABERAVON. Annuity from the King.-Colowr-Sergeant Thomas McKiernan, Aberavon, a. Crimean veteran, has been informed by the War Office "that his Majesty the King has been gra- ciously plteased to confer upon him, as a re- ward for his long and hichlv meritorious ser- vices in the Army, all annuity of 910 to date from September 9th." Colour-Sergeant Mc- Kierman, who is over 70 years o«Jd, fought in the 50th (Queen's v_»wen) Regiment and passed' through the Crimeam campaign, unscathed. I
COWBRIDGE. Appointment of Organist.—Miss A. E. Davies, daughter of Mr. W. J. Davies, has been; appointed organist of the WesLeyan. Church in succession to the late Mr. i. J. Parsons. Male Voice Partv.—In connection with Ramoth Church a male voice party has been formed, a. very successful firist practice being held on Sunday last. Mr. J. W. Evans was appointed1 conductor, and Miss M. J. Hopkins accompanist. Sudden Death at St. Hilary.—-Mr. Samuel Jefford, gardener to General JNiciiol'l, St. Hilary, died suddenly on Sunday evening as the result of hemorrhage of the brarn and paralysis. The deceased, who was 46 years of a_ o'was taken ill after tea, and Dr. Toiney (Cowbridge) was soon in attendance, but he passed away at mid-night. He leaves a widow. Found Dead at Llantrithyd.—An inquest was held on Saturday by Mr. D. Rees, coro- ner, on the body of the man found dead on the roadside at Llantrithyd. The body was identified, by a sister at Machen as that of Joseph Gaisford (45). labourer, of no fixed abode. Deceased was subject to fits. The jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes." The Mayor Elect.—At a private meeting of the Council, the Mayor (Mr. T. J. Yor- AVertli) in the chair, Alderman E. John pro- posed that Councillbr Richard Watkins be ma,ycr for the ensuing vear. Councillor C. M. Davies seconded, and it was carried. The retiring aldermen, Messrs. E. John and L. Jenkins, were also unanimously nominated' for re-election. Thanksgiving.—On Thursday, last week, the members of Ramoth Baptist Sunday Schools held their harvest thanksgiving, which took the form of a lantern entertainment. The story of "warmer Gibson's Harvest Thanksgiving" was admirably told by Mr. Evan Thomas. Mr. W. Pickaxd skilfully manipulated the powerful lantern, and the pictures were evidently frreatlv admired by a packed and delighted audience. Jumble Sale.—A jumble sale was held at the Schoolroom on Wednesday in connection with St. Mary's Church. Arrangements were made by the Vicar, who was supported by a number of willing helpers, and there was a large attendance. lne stall-holders were: Mr. D. Thomas, Miss B. Davies, Mrs. D. Brown, Mrs. W. R. Jenkins, Mrs. W. G. Griffiths, Mrs. S. Knapton, and Mr. W. Wil- liams. The sale realised JElo. Free Church Mission.—A successful mission is being conducted under the auspices of the Vale of Glamorgan Evangelical Free Churches Coun,cill,at the following T)I,aces:-Cowbridge, Penllyn, Maendy, Llantwit Major, St. Athan, Penmark, Llanearfan, and Bonvilstone. The m-issioner, Mr. James Shields, of London. is an earnest and fluent speaker. On Sunday afternoon he addressed a liarge number of children at the Wesleyan Church, and in. the evening a well attended meeting was held at the Limes C.M. Church. Organ Recital.—Mr. J. E. Deacon, the well- known organist of St. Andrew's, Cardiff, gave an organ recital' at Llanblethian Church oni Tuesday evening, assisted by two soloists- Master Alan David, and Mr. R. E. Dyer, of St. Andrew's. Mr. Deacon's repertoire in- cluded selections from the masters, and the performance was characterised by wonderful brilliancy of execution. Perhaps the most pleasing item was the march from Tann- h a user. Both Master David and Mr. Dyer fully sustained their reputations, the latter's rendition of "Nearer, my God, to Thee" being most impressive. Chrysanthemum Show.—At the annual show of the Cardiff and' District Chrysanthe- mum Society on Wednesday, Mr. E. H. Ebs- worth, Llandough Castle, secured several prizes, including firsts for three orchids, specimen orchid of any variety, and dessert apples, and second's for s,ix pots of Roman hyacinths, tomatoes, collection of dessert ap- ples. collection of vegetables, and collection of pears. Mr. T. M. Franklen, St. Hilary, se- cured first prize for white grapes and third for black grapes. Colonel Gaskell was awar- ded first prize for a specimen standard plant ,and two seconds in the Japanese plant classes. Church Renovation.A. meeting, convened by the Vicar (Rev. Isaiah Roberts) for the consideration of the question of the renova- tion of the old- chapel, was held at- the vestry of St. Mary's on Monday evening. The Vicar presided, others present including the Rev. Gilbert Thomas, Messrs. W. D. Alexan- der and D. Thomas (churchwardens). W. T. Gwyn, C. J. Gwyn, J. W. Hall, W. L. Jen- kinis, R. W. Jenkins, D. Brown, A. S. Evans, E. Reed', and Dr. Torney (sidesmen). It was decided to carry out a scheme of renovation, to include the replacing of the floolr with block paving and the provision of cupboards for the surplices and cassocks. Association Football.—Cowbridge Soccer- ites were at home on Saturday to Cardiff In- stitute, the match being played in splendid weather. The homesters soon showed their superiority, and three goalw were quickly se- cured, two by A. Gwyn and the other by F. Dunn. In the second half the homesters continued to get the better of the argument, further goals oeing added by Frank Dunn (2) and Beetham. The visitors scored from a breakaway, the final1 score being: Cowbridge, 6 goals; Cardiff. 1. The frame, though one- sided, was of an interesting nature. The shining lights of the heme team were V. Gwyn, I. ChaTd, A. Gwvn, and F. Dunn.— To-morrow Talygarn wiM be met on the Taly- garn enclosure, iiid; the Seconds will enter- tain Llanharran at home. Borough Police Court.—At this court on Tuesday (before Mr. T. J. Yorwerth, mayor, and Mr. C. M. Davies, ex-mayor), Ernest Mabstone, Primrose Hill, collier, was sum- moned for using improper language in T'aff- street, Cowbridge, oil October 20th. P.O. Stockford put in a paper containing a sample of the language used. The penalty was 10s. and 8s. costs.—John Snudi, Ystradowen, and Thomas George, Boverton, labourers, were summoned for being drunk and disorderly at Cowbridge on Saturday night. George alone appeared. Sergt. Wm. Gill stated' that he was called to the Butchers' Arms, where Smith was creating a d-istti-rhaiice in conse- quence of the landlord's refusal; to supply him. Witness put him off the premises, and gave him every opportunity to go away. The men went un the road together, and Smith attempted to go into the Wheelwrights' Arms, but witness stopped him. Both men used abusive langage, and thev had to be taken to the Police-station. George no.w said that he was only trying to get the other man home. Defendants had to pay 10s. each including costs. END OF THE MAYORAL YEAR. POLICE COURT FELICITATIONS. At the conclusion of tho_ business of the Borough Police court on Tuesday, Superini- tendlent Men hi nick said he had been, re- minded that that was the last occasion upon which the Mayor would preside at that Court during his present term of office. Though his (the superintendent's) connection with the Court did not extend over a long period, he wished to take that opportunity of testify- ing to the assiduity .and unfailing courtesy with which his Worship had discharged the duties of his office as chief magistrate. The ex-Mayor, whose services were also much ap- preciated, would now leave the Bench, but they all hoped' that before the lapse of many years he would again be seen there. The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr. John Stock- wood) added his tribute to the Mayor and ex- Mayor for their services, Both magistrates, he said, had been. regular. III their attendan- ces at the court, and, though they had, been worried a lot, they did their work without complaining. When the terms of office Of borough magistrates expired, consolation was afforded in the fact that the gentlemen would still continue to serve, the borough. He trusted that they might see Mir. Yorwerth and Mr. Davies oack in the chief magistrate's chair. The Mayor (Mr. T. J. Yorwerth) thanked Supt. Menhinick and Mr. Stockwood for their kind expressions. It had been a great pleas- ure for him to preside at that Court during the past twelve months, and Mr. Davies would agree with him when he said that their work had been simplified as well as rendered more pleasant by the assistance and courtesy extended to them oiL, all occasions by the es- teemed magistrates' clerk and also by the police. Mr. Stockwood had helped the Bench in every possible way, and he thought all who had come in contact with the clerk of that Court must agree that Mr. Stockwood always discharged his duties efficiently and thoroughly, while: he was always courteous. As to the police, be did not think any fault could possibly be found with the way in which thev did their duty both in that court and outside. The ex-Mayor also acknowledged. It had been a delight to hiim, he said, to have been of any little service to the town, as trate or in any other capacity, and he thought ho could say that he had always tried1 to do his work consistently and conscientiously. Anyone who had sat on the Bench at Cow- bridge, particularly the chief -borough magis^- trate, was greatly indebted to Mr. Stockwood for the patience and trouble which always characterised his work. The police and' everyone associated with the court had al- ways been most ready to do everything to make the administration of justice proceed' smoothly and on right lines. Cwrdd Misol at Aburthin.—The Cwrdd Misol of the Wefeh Calvinistic Methodists of East Glamorgan was held at Aburthin on the 28th ult., there being a large attendance, It is interesting to note that 25 years have elapsed, since the Cwrdd Misol visited Abur- thin. The arrangements for the reception of the delagtes was aH that could be desired, the members of the little church having worked ardently to provide for the comforts of the delegates, who were entertained at the GiJeat House, through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Hughes. At 3 in the afternoon a gen-eral church meeting was held, under the presidency of the Rev. Aaron Davies, D.D., the subject being Missions." Rev. Emlyn Jones, Forth, opened the discussion, followed by Rev. R. J. Williams, M.A., of Liverpool, secretary of the Foreign Missionary Society. At this meeting Miss Arienwen Evans, of Merthyr (daughter of Rev. D. G. Evans), who is leaving this country to go out as a mission- ary to Khasiia Hillls, India, was presented, on behalf of the Monthly Meeting, with a volume entitled, "History of our Mission; Field." In the evening a iiiissioil, meeting was held., the speakers being Miss Arienwen Evans and Rev. R. J. Williams-, of Liverpool. The Rev. T. J. Edwards, Merthyr, preached an. eloquent sermon. On October 29th preaching services were held1, when the following ministers offi- ciated —Revs. Thomas Davies, Treorky; William Lewis, Pontypridd; M. E. Ellis, Tre- alaw; T. E. Davies, Clvdach Vale, and M. D. Jones, Mountain Ash.
PORTHCAWL. NOTES BY "RAMBLER." That great ambulance van belonging to the Isolation Hospital- Committee has been, visit- ing the place all too regularly lately, and many of the children are spending their time at the top of Cefn Hirgoed instead of at their seaside home. It is generally, but not uni- versally, recognised as a good1 thing to have children taken away from home when any infectious disease is found. Isolation is prac- tically impossible at home, whilst it is en- forced at the hospital, with nurses watching over patients night and day. The children, I am told, sooni get into the run of the place, and enjoy their enforced' holiday greatly. There have on'ly been slight attacks, I am glad to state, except in one case. Bravo! young Seconds. Pbrtheawl Re- serves beat their opponents Tondu 2nd,s by 21 points to nil. The Tondu team proper had an) engagement with the, Portheawl lsts at Tondu, whither went two break loads of Sea- siders, only to find that Tondu were not to be beaten, because not one of their team turned up! We'll give them a severe tying up when. they come here, if they have the con-rage to come. Query: What about the smoky atmosphere on. the Esplanade and also the piggeries? Have, we no doughty champions in the Coun- cil?
PENCOED. Wedding: r>aker—Wilkins.—A pretty and interesting wedding was celebrated at Trinity C.M. Church, Pencoed, on the 28th ult.. the contracting parties being Mr. Reginald' J. Baker, youngest son of Mr. Daniel Baker, The Mardy, St. bride's, Newport, and Miss E. Wilkins, eldest daughter of Mr. W. Wil- kins, Vel'indre Farm, Peneoed. A large 'number assembled in the church to witness the ceremony, which was, performed by the Rev. D. W. Howell, pastor of the church. Miss F. Miainwaring presided at the organ. The bride, who was, given away by her father, was beautifully attired in. a cream cloth cos- tume and cream silk hat. The best man was Mr. E. Baker. After the ceremony the wedding breakfast was partaken1 of at the re- sidence of Mr. Wilkins, the bride's father, where a large number of friends and rela- tives met to bestow eood wishes, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Baker subsequently motored too Bridgend to join the 4.23 p.m. express for London, for the honeymoon. The presents were numerous and costly. Mr. and Mrs. Baker's future residence will be Spring Court, Ccedkenim, Near Newport.,
LLANTWIT MAJOR The Curfew Bell.—Once more the ringing of the Curfew bei'l has been resumed, after an unavoidable silence far a long period while the church tower and belfry were under re- pair and the bell's were in the process of re- casting. The inhabitants of this town arc- rightly proud- of the ancient custom, which through long ages has been observed here from the first night of November to the last evening of February. The sonorous tones of the curfew were pladiv welcomed, and it seemed like "old times" to hear the pleasant sound again. Llantwit is one of the few places where the curfew bell is stilfc-heard.- Social Tea.—In aid of Bethel Baptist Church a very largely attended and success- ful social tea' and entertainment took place at the Town-hall on Wednesday, October 28th. Tea was served from 6.30 to 8 p.m., when the entertainment, which proved to be an excellent one, began. The Rev. Owen Davies (pastor) and! Mrs. Owen Davies, The Manse, the Rev. B. T. Evans, The Tabernacle (C.M.), and all the members of the Baptist Church, with friends, including representa- tives of every denomination in the town and visitors from the district and a distance, were present. The catering was in every respect all that could bo desired, of the best quality, with enough, and to spare, and, as all the good things had been generously and gratui- tuously provided by the members, there were many tempting dainties not usually to be found at a public tea. The ladies respon- sible for these excellent results were _vlrl>. Watts, Colhugh Villa: Mrs. Owen Davies, The Manse; Mrs. Jenkins, Lower House; Mrs. Evans, Greenfield, and others. Among the l'adies who presided at the tea tables were Mrs. Watts, Miss Hopkin (Connnercial- street), xviiiss Pearl Thomas (Moorshead), and Mrs. Watkin Richards (St. Donats). They were ably assisted by Miss Alice Williams, Oolbugh-street; Mrs. Hopkin and Miss Clara Hopkin, Commercial-street; Mrs. Arthur Davies, Chestnut Villa ..Mrs. Elizabeth Jen- kins, Church-street; Miss Lily Hopkin, West- street the Misses Jessie Trigg, Katie Baldi- win, Annie Thomas, Cissie Thomas, Mabel Thomas, Ruth Thomas, Kate Thomas, Maggie Thomas, Janet Davies, Rachel George, Miss Evans, Ham, and others. Parish Councillor James Jones, Mr. Ebenezer John, Ashgrove, and Messrs. Jenkins and Phillips rendered valuable assistance during the evening. After tea the programme was opened. The Rev. OweIlJ Davies, who occupied the chair, explained that -ounty Councillor T. W. David, of Pendoyl'an House, had promised to preside, but to his regret was unavoidably prevented attending. The first item on the programme Ni-as a pianoforte solo by Miss Hopkin, A.L.C.M., organist of Bethel Baptist Church, who also acted as accompanist dur- ing the evening. Then followed a song, Down the Vale," by Mrs. Davies, of Barry, whose beautiful singing was greatly appreci- atea Mr. Dapho Powell, Bridgend, always a favourite at social gatherings, recited the amusing "Widiow Fach Llan," and other humorous selections during the evening. The other items on the programme were: Song, Miss Hopkin, Cowbridge vocal duet, "Love and War," Mr. Jones. Llanearfan, and Mr. Evanis, St. Athan; recitation, The Noble Stewardess," Master E. Jones, Barry; song, The Young Brigade," Mr. Jones, Llanear- fan1; song, Alone on the raft," Miss Whit- ney, Cowbridge: song. My home is far away," Miss Katie Baldwin recitation., "The best of wives," Miss Cissie Thomas: song, The Last Muster," M,i.ss Clara Hopkin song, Darby and Joan," Mrs. Davies, Barry; duet, ~-au Forwr," Mr. Jones, Llanearfan, and Mr. Evans, St. Athan; so no-, In the shade of the Palm." Mr. Jones, Llanearfan. The Rev. Owen Davies, at the end of the concert proposed, and the Rev. B. T. Evans (C.M.) seconded, a hearty vote of thanks to the artistes for their valuable ser- vices: to the members for providing all food free of cost, and for their valuable manage- ment; to othe.rs for their attention during the evening, and to Mir. David Hopkin, the. Old Swan Inn, for kindly Tending tables. The singing of the National Anthem closed one of the most successful social gatherings that has taken place ii-i. the Town-hall during recent years.
PONTYCYMMER. Football. Pontycymmer F.C. journeyed to Gilfach last Saturday and returned defeated by one penalty goal to nil. They were short of five of their regular players, and this very much handicapped them. It should have been a. League match, but owing to the late arrival of the Teferee,a friendly match was played, the home secretary acting as re- feree. Noddfa.—Largely attended' preaching ser- vices were held at the Nodd-fa Baptist Church on Sunday and Monday. The preachers were the Rev. J. Griffiths, Calvaria, Aberdare, and the Rev. Idwal' Jones, North Wales, whose in- spiring discourses were thoroughly appreci- j ated. The congregational singing was up to Its usual standard, under the control of the venerable and esteemed conductor, Mr. John Phillips. Miss Maggie Hughes very ably presided at the organ. Literary 'and Debating Society.—On Wed- nesday evening in last week a large number met at the Institute to hear a debate upon the subject, Is emigration ( beneficial to Great Britain?" by Messrs. F. W. Lougher and Meth. Jones. Both had well prepared for the occasion, and the meeting was most interesting. The following also delivered short addresses: Dr. E. J. Parry, Messrs. G. Parry, D. John, M.E., T. Greville, and E. J. King. ======
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u THE PANORAMA. The roods'' offered at a jumble sale at Cowbridge on Wednesday include a live pig. Bridgend, beats Porthcawl. Oil Saturday Dr. Edmund 1 homas gathered ripe straw-. berries in his garden. Owing to the lighting arrangements at the new Council Offices not having been com- pleted, the meeting of the Pensions Commit- tee was conducted in. the light afforded by a few candies. In. the semi-darkness, the mem- bers looked as if they were conceiving some d.readful plot. The discussion was quite 1,000 candle power. Maesteg Council are in another difficulty Mow. 1 iiey cannot get a W elsh-speaking -nurse. If it is so important that patients should converse in WeIsh-if it would help their recovery, for instance—why do not the Council adopt the expedient of engaging an interpreter to act as medium between, the. patient and the nurse with the "furnn" tongue ? The chaining incident- at the grille" in the ladies' gallery of the House of Commons, it transpires, was delayed by the fact that several ladies from Barry, who had been intro- duced by Mr. W. Brace, occupied' the "bar Ticw" of the House for fully half an hour, and it was not until thev withdrew that the waiting suffragettes were able to advance to the front to carry out their design. Mrs. Mackintosh of Mackintosh is a very good' sportswoman. In her Highland estates in the Lcchaber district of Inverness-shire she has had much excellent nshing, and a little while back she landed' i 431b. salmon from the River Spean. The Mackintosh and Mrs. Mackintosh returned th's week to M'oy Hall, where, in the course of November, they I willl:ave several parties for covert shooting. During last week's brief deluge Llanearfan was completely cut off from civilisation. In order to get from the place one has to cross ore of three bridges1—those of Haycock, Ken- son.. and Burton. These were submerged by the flood, and rendered quite impassable, whether for vehicles, animals, or men. Dependent upon Barry, Cardiff, and Cow- bridge for provisions, as it is. Llanearfan would have been stai-ve-d out inside a week. Kensora B ridge, near Pe-i-iniark, is a mean structure at best, and when the Kellson ridies the high horse, as it. did at the recent heavy rainfall, the bridge disappears out of sight. Close by stands a cotbee which also plays hide-and-seek when there is flocd ill. the stream. Mrs. Roberts, who lives there. narrowly escaped with her life. The water at short notice i-eached, the ceiling, and she was obliged to rush upstairs, to be rescued later on through the bedroom window. Every now and then, writes a correspon- dent, a link with the past is broken. Mat- thew. Evans, of Aberthaw. one of the farmers in the Vale of Glamorgan, recently died; tran- quilly in his armchair. He could tell you of Norman times rivalling the sage of Ely. and recalling a still older sage, old Iclo, who used to patrol the Vale, and knew every man in it who was worth knowing. Matthew, too. knew of events of which the present genera- tion knew- little, the smuggling dlays when kegs of brandy and i-o! -s of silk were hidden in some of the old-fashioned1 farms. Mr. Gilyndwr Richards (formerly of the > Garw Valley), the conductor of the Mountain Ash Male Voice Choir, has written to Judge I Edwards, of Scranton :—"My Dear Judge, -W-e have everywhere been so overcome with r the kindness of the American people that we are fain to cry out, Enough, enough.' We ,have frequently heard so much of the lavish hospitality and kindness of the great Ameri- can people, but we never dreamed of any- thing like this. You are a wonderful people. We have our families in Wales, and we must return there some time, but if we accepted all the offers which have been made it would be late next summer before we could turn our faces eastward." Am amusing confusion of identity that happened to Sir Henry Bellingbam, the father of Lady Bute, while a guest of the Bishop of Peterborough and Lady Mary Glyn recently is related bv Ifr. W. H. Hollow ay in: the "Throne." Sir nenry was mystified by .receiving a telegram, which read, ''Have engaged1 yon as star turn at Hippo- drome, acrobatic and jusrsiing combined." At first Si.r Henry thouerht some harmless lunatic was playing a joke upon him, until inquiries solved the mystery. The telegram was intended for a. music-halil artiste named BeMonini, performing, not at the bishop's palace, but at the pala.ce of varieties in that city. The late Father Ignatius was fond of < visiting old buildings famous in Welsh Church history. He once visited' Llanfeithin, now a well-known farm, near Cowbridge. occupied by Mr. Liougher. The father was simply delighted1 at the thought that he stood on ground where once the renowned Cadoc had laboured a;nd rendered' sacred, and where afterwards a great collegiate institution sprang up, containing, it is said, no fewer than two thousand students. The Monk of Llanthonv explained how Cadoc had madie- the spring whose waters run. through Llanfeithin House sacred, and drank a copious draught of the holy water, 110 doubt with Cadoc's blessing. It wild be difficult to know how precisely to address Cochfarf when he returns from the triumphal tour with Madia me Hughes- Thomas s Royal Welsli Ladies' Choir through the States. Most of the American papers speak of him as The Hon. Edward Thomas." Personally, he is addressed as Colonel." On Sundays he geiieraliv mounts the pulpit and addresses congreg.ations with or without a Biblical text. Having regard1 to all these facts and the rules of etiquette governilllg such matters', a contemporary has come to the conclusion that the proper public desig- nation when he conies home early in the New Year will, be Colonel the Honoti-rable and Reverend Ex-Alderman Edward Thomas." The sudden rising of some of the smaller streams in the Vale of Glamorgan. during a le4avy downfall of rain reminds a correspon- dent 42 «mifctr tetwJencv in the Ceri, a Cardiganshire stream which fall:; into the Teify. Many years asro there lived one Evan Thomas, a farmer, oni the banks of that stream. He was also a Welsh bard. During the corn harvest one year the rain came. and the Ceri rose to its full height in no time. Next moraine the farmer-bard was chagrined to see that it had commandeered a whole field of his best barley. Being a bit of a philosopher as well, he contemplated the .devastation by saying— Aeth Ceri heini hynod—yn burlan A'm barlys o'i vstod; Casgiockl a rhw ymodd e 'n rhod, A d'yrnodd e 'r un diwrnod. Queen Anne is stated on tradition. to have been a visitor to St. Donats. A correspon- dent inquires if "during the recent restora- tions by Mr. Williams, the present owner of St. Donats, any discovery was made in the tower which is called Queen; Anne's, and where, le<*endls add, she resided on hei occa- siona! visits to the ale of Glamorgan. It would1 be of interest to Glamorgan men to get details of these visits, and have some per- » manent record. It must be borne in mind that there were sweral of the name. Hume names Anne the First, of Bohemia, who was the consort of Richard the Second. Then there was Anne, wife of Richard the Third next, Anne Boleyn, who was often at Brecon.; then Anne of Cleves, wife of Hentry the Eighth; then. Anne of Brittany; and finally, the Good Anne, daughter of James the Second, who with her endtedl the Stuart dynasty.
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UNEMPLOYED AT MAESTEG. COLLIERY STOPPAGES. NO. 9 COLLIERY CLOSED. ARRANGEMENTS TO CONTINUE AT GARTH. The notices tendered by Messrs. North's to the workmen employed at the Xo. 9 Colliery, Maesteg. expired on Saturday. The pit is idle and it is now clear that the Company intend to adhere to their discision to aban- don it; 300 men- and boys are affected. Many notices have also been served at1 other collieries owned by Messrs. North's, and the men employed in the Xo. 1 oft. district cf Garth Colliery, to the number of 150, are also being stopped, though, happily, an ar- rangemenrt has been made between Messrs. Elder Dempster and the men by which the wa: king of the u-arth Colliery will be con- tinued. There will, doubtless, be consider- able distress in consequence of these stop- pages. and the District Council will hold a special meeting to-morrow (Friday) evening to oc-ii-skler a suggestion mat application should be mace for a Government grant. MASS MEETING OF THE MEN. A mass meeting of the Xo. 9 workmen v. as hEld on Monday evening, at which a deputa- tion which ha-d. been sent for by Mr. J. P. Gibbon, J.P. (agent to Messrs. Norths) pre- sented their report. The deputation stated that the Company bad decided to abandon the colliery. In the course of the interview they asked Mr. Gibbon whether there was any chance for the men to get in at the other collieries, to which he replied that he was giving notices to 140 men in the other col- lieries for the purpose of 1 educing the num- bers there. Mr. Gibbon, it was further stated, had explained to the deputation that if price lists coukl be settled at the new seams at Caerau and Loegnan-t the Company would soon have sufficient places to employ all the men- who were out cr work. Mr. Vernon Hartsharn, J.P., miners' agent, addressed the meeting, stating that it was not the fault of the workmen that price- lists had not been agreed to at these seams. Regarding the new colliery at Caerau, he had been pressing Mr. Gibbon for months past for a definite reply as to whether lie was pre- pared1 to accept the terms offered by the work- men, suggesting to him also that if lie was not prepared to accept those terms, he should say so and get the matter referred to the Conciliation Board, so that outside persons might he appointed to trv to settle what they had failed to agree upon. It was not. how- ever, until Friday last that he had a definite reply, as to what the Company were prepared to do in the matter. He had informed Mr. Gibbon months ago that what he had offered to recommend as a settlement was the least he was prepared to advise the men to accept. and if the Company had not been agreeable to it and desired to have price-lists they should long ago have agreed to refer the mat- ter to the Conciliation Board. With refer- ence to the new seam at Coegnant he had long since referred this matter to the Concili- ation Board, and two members, namely, Mr. Watts Morgan and Mr. Harry Gray, had been appointed to endeavour to effect a set- tlement of the price list. For some reason, however/these men had not met for a month, and the matter was still hanging fire. Dur- ing the past three or four months he had seldom met Mr. Gibbon or Mr. Boyd Harvey but what he had been pressing upon them the necessity cf a meeting between the arbi- trators and requesting them to bring pressure to bear upon Mr. uray to get the matter for- ward. He had also repeatedly asked Mr. Watts Morgan to take action in the matter, but nothing seemed to be done. So far as he was concerned he considered he had gone out of his way to meet the Company in mak- ing proposals, and whether settlements were effected or not, any influence he was capable of exerting would be used in the direction of preventing price-lists being agreed upon at a lower rate to what be had already offered. Several persons present at the meeting in- timated that the "word had gone round" that the managers were not to employ any of the No. 9 men. Mr. Hartshorn said he could as- sure the meeting that it was only necessary for them to have evidence that that was go- ing on. and the result would- be a pretty dras- tic policy on the nart of the men to counter- act the move. If the collieries were full and there was no room for others to be employed, they had nothing to say, but if the Company deliberately and intentionally de- cided to refuse employment to all No. 9 work- men while giving work to outsiders, it would be necessary for them to have meetings and decide a policy that would put a stop to it. He also pointed out that while they had a number of men in the district and thousands throughout the coalfied out of work and large numbers only working two or three days a week, there was still a big C'rowd of men who were working anything from 12 to 18 days a fortnight. In his opinion the time bad come when the Executive Council should adopt a restrictive policy, and decide that the coal- field should work short time in order that the surplus production mierht be worked off and that employment should be found for those who were at present without work. ARRANGEMENT AT GARTH. A mass meeting of the workmen employed at the Garth and Oakwood Collieries. Maes- teg. owned by Elder's Navigation Collieries, Ltd.. was held at Maesteg on Friday night. It will be remembered that at the beginning of the month the owners gave a month's no- tice intimating that thev would have to stop the collieries unless the men granted substan- tial concessions. Alderman Enoch Morrell, of Merthyr, and Mr. Vernon Hartshorn, miners' agent, -uaesteg. reported the result of negotiations which thev had been carrying on with Mr. Daniel Rees, of eath. the agent of the company. Alderman- Morrell stated that the company had acreed' to withdraw their demand for a 10 per cent. concession provided the men undertook to use coal boxes instead of shovels for the filling of coal. Mr. Vernon Hartshorn explained that at present a large amount of rubbish was being sent out with the coal: this was due to the use of shovel's on a shaly bottom. He estimated that the use of coal boxes would mean that the company would get 1.000 tons of clean coal a month where thev were now (retting 1.000 tons of rubbish. Tins difference, would, he hoped, enable the company to keep the concern going. It was unanimously resolved; bv the men to accept the terms, and they undertook to do their best to send out clean large coal. It is hoped that this will lead' to a permanent settlement of the difficulty. The Company have decided to stop 150 men employed: in the No. 1 oft. district, but they have promised to put as many of the men into other districts as they possibly can, and not to employ any men from outside until all the old workmen had been reinstated. DISCUSSION AT COUNCIL MEETING. A letter was read at Maestee Council on Tuesday from Councillor John Thomas, checkweigher at the Maesteg Deep Colliery, calling the attention of the Council to the seriousness of the situation caused by the stoppage of Xo, 9 Colliery, where some 230 men and boys were employed, and by the fact that 100 men and boys had been thrown out of employment a.t Garth and some 30 men at Maesteg Deep. He had also been informed that many had been given notice at the Coegnant Colliery. In all 360 men would be out of work, and, to make things worse, these men were told at other collieries in the dis- trict that they were full no. This is in my opinion, a. means to an end' the letter con- tinued. Whatever is the cause of these stoppagee-I have my opinion and I expect others have theirs—the fact remains that these men are idle through no fault of their own and, therefore, I consider it to be the duty of the Council to give this important matter your very serious consideration, even if you have to adjourn your usual Council ceremony for another meeting, as this ques- tion is of more importance. These men are what you may term genuine unemployed. There is no need in this case to differentiate between the honest employable and the chronic vagrant. Work should be found for these men, and I suggest that you should apply to the Local Government Board for a grant from the Unemployed' Workmen's fund to meet the distress that is and will remain in this district if the I resent tactics are go- ing to be carried on." The Chairman (Mr. J. How-ells): We can- not discues the matter very well to-day. I suggest we should1 refer it to a committee. IØ. Mr. J. Thomas: I don't agree with you. The Clkairman It opens a very wide and important question. Mr. J. Thomas: I want it to be considered' in a public meeting of the Council. The Chairman I don't object personally to that, but the step we usually adopt in such cases is to refer the question to the General Purposes Committee. Mr. Thomas: If you do that, it will not come before the public. I propose that we consider the matter at this meeting. Mr. A. Hicks seconded. The Chairman, proposed as an amendment that the letter be considered at the next meeting of the General Purposes Committee. Mr. J. H. Thomas, in seconding, said it would be better that such an important sug- gest ioni should be considered at the General Purposes Committee rather thaiii that the Council should peremptorily come to a deci- sion. It could scarcely be expected that the Council could deal with such a matter and do justice to it at sue-Ii short notice. He did not think workmen in Maesteg were so short of moans as to require immediate assistance within a few days of the cessation of work. .1.e would not like to offend them by suggest- ing such a thing. If the amendment was carried, the Council would be a.ble. to turn the matter over in their minds before the meet- ing of the General Purposes. Committee, and information might be collected in the mean- time. Mr. J. Bevan When does the committee meet? The Clerk CUr. R. Scale): On the last Fri- day in each month. The Chairman Of course we could have a special meeting of the committee. Mr. J. H. Thomas sucrcest-ed1 that a special meeting should be held. and the Chairman altered his amendment accordingly. Messrs. Bevan, J. H. Thomas, J. Edmunds. J. Roderick. T. Rees, and the Chairman voted for the motion1, which was declared carried. Mr. T. Rees. who had just entered, was in the act of perusing the letter from Mr. Thomas when the vote was taken, and as he raised his hand for the amendment. Mr. Hicks exclaimed, "Mr Rees is voting for the amendment, without knowing what it is. He is following those of his class." Mr. Rees (warmly): Nothini cf the kind, sir. I have a mind of my own. as much as you have. Mr. J. Thomas said a matter of such im- portance and interest should be considered in the presence of the Press representatives, and he. therefore proposed, a.s a further amendment that a special meeting of the Council be held this (Fridav) evening at 6.30. Mr. Gomer Da vies seconded, and the amendment was carried unanimously.
CAERAU FANCIERS' SHOW. The second annual show under the auspices of the Caerau Bird Fanciers' Association wa3 held at Caerau, on; Wednesday. There was a large number of entries, and the exhibits were of good quality. The judges were Messrs. J. N. Harrison (Belper), E. W. Davies (Cowbridge), J. Dodd, and E. Roberts. The chairman of the committee was Mr. John I Pye; secretary Mr. P. H. Morris, stationer, Caerau; assistant secretary, Mr. Evan Davies. Prize list:- POULTRY. Open Classes.-Old English game, any variety: 1. Batt and Sons, Bridgend; 2 and 3, Mason and Edwards, Nantynioel. Indian game, Malay or Aseel: 2, William Norton, Cardiff. Orpingtons, any colour: 1, H. Made-ley, Canton; 2, T. Parry, Pentrebach, Merthyr; 3, Alf. Webb, Llanharran. Wyandottes or rocks, any variety: 1, W. Jones. Maindy; 2. F. Veale, Neath Abbey; 3, J. R. Williams, Caerau. Bantams, any variety 1. Mrs. W. H. Hilil- man, Mountain Ash 2. Rev. M. C. G. Wil- liams, Coity; 3, C. Cordrey, Cardiff. Cockerel or pullet, 190b: 1, W. Graves', Nanytmoel; 2, Miss Dorothy Powell, Tondu Is. W. J. Lewis, iilaengarw. Any other variety: 2, Wm. Per row, Godreaiman; 3, W. Graves, Nantymoel. Selling Class, los. 1. D. Waters, Cymmer 2, J. R. Morgans, Caerau; 3, Major G. T. Williams, Southerndown. Local Classes, within three mile radius.— Game, any variety 1 and 2, W. J. Lewis, Blaengarw; 2, Alcwyn James, Caerau. Orpingtons, any variety: 1. T. Thomas, Cwmfeliu; 2, and 3. G. Wright, Caerau. Minorcas: 1. Treharne Thomas, Caerau; 2. A. Cox, Caerau; 3, Alcwyn James, Caerau. Cockerel or pullet, 1908: 1, J. Evans, Caerau; 2, D. Llewellyn, Nantyffyllon; 3, W. J. Lewis, Blaengarw. Wyandottes or Rocks, any variety: 1 and 3, Allcwyn James; 2. D. Parry, Caerau. Caerau Postal Area and Members. Game, any variety: 1. J. L. James, Caerau 2, W. Thomas, Caerau 3, W. Bun- ney, Caerau. Bantams, any variety: 1. G. Hodges, Caerau 2, J. Owen, Caerau 3, Treharne Thomas. Wyand'ottes or Rocks: 1. Al'cwyn James; 2, J. R. Morgans, Caerau 3. D. Davies, Caerau. Leghorn's or Ancon'as. any variety: 2, S. Davies, Caerau; 3, John Topin. Caerau. Laying Hen 1, John Davies. Caerau. Cockerel or Pullets. 1908: 1. G. Wright, Caerau 2, John Jones, Caerau 3, W. Row- lands, Caerau. Any other variety: 1 and 2, W. Rowlands; 3, D. Parry, Caerau. PIGEONS. Open Classes.—Show Homers: 1 and 2, W. Worgan, Maesteg: 3. Geo. E. Singer, Litch- ard, Coity. Any variety fancy nigeon 1, F. Lewis, Swansea.; 2, J. Bishop, Aberdare; 3, H. Rosenberg, Maesteg. Exhibition Homer: 1. J. Bishop, Aber- dare; 2. Jones Bros., Penycoedcae Farm; 3, Ivor Petty. Maesteg. Homers, flown 200 miles: 1, J. Rowlands, Maesteg; 2. G. Bird. Cardiff; 3, Bethel! and Brooks, Mountain Ash. Flown 100 miles: 1, D. James. Caerau; 2, Bethe-11 and Brooks; 3, J. Rowlands. Flown 50 miles: 1, D. Turner, Nantymoel 2, J. lowlands: 3, Dd. Thomas, Abergwynfi. Homers, bred 1908: 1, J. R. Morgans, Caerau; 2. H. V. Prior, Garth; 3, A. Trott, Cwniperk. SeHing class, any variety: 1. Alf. Green, Ferndale; 2, James Bishop; 3. Hodge and Morgans. Nantyinoel. Tumblers: 1, J. Dixon. Briton Ferry; 2, Alf. Green; 3, A. Morgan, Swansea. Likeliest flying homer, cock: 1. H. V. Prior: 2, T. Petty, Maesteg; 3, Sutton and Son. Maesteg. Hen 1. Sutton and Son 2 and 3, Tom Morris, Taibach.
MAESTEG WATER SUPPLY. A special meeting of Maesteg District Council was held on Friday evening to con- sider the question of the desirability of join- ing the Glamorgan Water Board. The mem- bers present were Messrs. T. Rees, A. Hicks, J. Thomas, J. Howells, J. Bevan, J. H. Thomas, T. E. Hopkins, and G. Davies. The Council's representative at the county conferences had been Mr. J. P. Gibbon, who was expected to present a report on the posi- tion. The meeting was called foT five o'clock, and at quarter to 6 Mr. Gibbon had not arrived. Mr. J. H. Thomas proposed, as the Chairman of the Council and their represen- tative at the water conferences were absent, and; there were only eieht members present, that the meeting- be adjourned. c'30' Mr. Hicks said he quite agreed with the proposal. He did not like to share the re- sponsibility of coming to a decision in such a small meeting and without hearing their representative's statement. At the same time he thought all their minds were made up on the subject. Mr. Hopkins rerr vked that they wanted to 'ask their represent Live many questions, as he looked upon the question as one of the greatest Maesteg had had to decide. They might tie the ratepayers to a heavy annual expenditure, and ought to be very cautious. The meeting was then adjourned.
MAESTEG. R.A.O.B.—The second monthly smoker at the Major Wyndham-Quin Lodge, Travellers' Rest, Maesteg, proved a great success. The programme was a very lengthy one, and there was an excellent array of artistes from various parts of the countv. Officers of the D.P.L. were present, in strong force, and various lodges in the district were also repre- sented. Mr. Raikes, Swan Hotel, Maesteg, made a very able chairman, and Mr. Kern; acted as deputy.
BRIDGEND AND DISTRICT RUGBY LEAGUE The monthly meeting of the above League was held at the headquarters, the York Hotel, Bridgend, on Saturday. Mr. T. D. Schofield presided over a very large attendance of re- presentatives from all the affiliated Clubs. The action of the League hon. secretary in expelling Brynna and Nantynioel Clubs was fully discussed, and his action was upheld. 1Ir. Tom Williams (Brynna) and Mr. J. H. Peregrine (Nantymoel) attended the meeting, ir and having assured the committee that their ciubs would in future faithfully comply with the rules, they were re-admitted. The League hon. secretary was given full power to make special inquiries and to take further action if necessary. The sum of os. 6d. was ordered to paid to the Llanharrarxi ^mb for expenses incurred through the non-fulfilment of a League fix- ture by the now defunct Bridgend 'Quins. The Bridgend 2nds were admitted as mem- bers, their League fixtures to be counted as from Saturday last v. Blaengarw. Tire Blaengarw club protested against Re- feree Mr. J. Delbridge, whom they alleged disallowed a drop goal to them in their match v. Maesteg Rangers. Mr. Delbridge having sent a letter of explanation, the protest was dismissed. The BTaenganv Club also entered a protest aorainst. Referee Mr. Tom Jones, whom they alleged: gave a wrong decision in their match v. Nantymoel Excels. The referee's decision was upheld. The protest by Gilfach Goch against Blaen- garw for playing a man without a transfer from his old club was allowed' to stand over till the next meeting. The Nantymoel Excels last the'ir protest against Maesteg Rancrers, whom they alleged payed William Griffiths over the age limit. Mr. Tdris Bowser produced Griffiths's birth certificate, which showed! him to be under age. Mr. Albert Evans, Gilfach Goch, was ap- pointed sub-delegate to the Welsh Union of Leagues' meetings. League matches and referees for to-morrow (Saturday), to be played on the ground of the first-named club — Maesteg Rangers v. Nantymoel; referee, Mr. G. Evans (Gilfach).. Blalengarw v. Nantymoel Excels; Mr. C. W. Hopkins (Gilfach). Llanhan-an v. Bridgend II. Mr. C. R. Hey- cock (Pontycyminer). LEAUUK TABLE TO DATE. Points Total Played Won Drawn Lost For Ag'st P'nts Nantymoel Excel. 5 4 1 0 17 9 8 Blaengarw 5 2 1 2 14- 6 6 Maesteg Raners 2 1 0 I 6 — 0 3 Nantymoel 2 1. 0 1 3 0 3 Pontvcynimer 3 1 2 0 3 13 2 (ilfach (joch 2 1 1 0 8 6 2 Cefn Cribbwr 3. 0. 1. 2. 3 6 2 Llanharran 2 0 1 1 6 7 1 Bridgend II 1 0 1 0 0 8 0 Brynna 2 0 2 0 0 6 0
TEAMS FOR TO-MORROW. BRIDGEND v. PONTYCYMMER. At Bridgend. Bridgend: A. P. Thomasj Gwilyni Hop- kins, J. Leyshoni, T. Evans, and A. Burnett; Jenkin Hopkins (vice-captain). D. Jones, or Clem Lewis; B. Grouow (capt.), J. Ham, H. Ham, G. Parry, d. Deereman, J. Richards, F. Evans. and E. James. Pontycymmer: D. J. Richards (capt.); M. Lloyd, Feiven, Jenkins, Davies and E. J. Lawrence; E. J. Evans, Griffiths; Rees, Mey- rick. Jones, Jwans. A. N. Other, R. Griffiths, Dawe, Latcham, Tilly, Bryant, and Pearce. Kick off, 3.15. BRIDGEND II. v. LLANHARRAN. At Llanharran. Bridgend II.: Groves; Biddle, Marke, S. Thomas, S. Williams; W. J. Cooke, W. Jen- kins (capt.); A. Brown, F. Bradshaw, F. Biddies, B. Hapgood, C. Hailstone, W. Hop- kins, T. Arthurs, R. Thomas, and W. Grant. CYMMER v. CAERAU UNITED. Cymmer W. Jones; Owen James, H. Wil- liams, R. Jenkins, and D. 0. Jones; Jim Browning and Jack Evans; W. Miles (capt.), R. Kay, W. James, G. Evans, W. Watkins, J. Fish, W. NielicTIs, aD-LI B. Osborne. NANTYMOEL v. MAESTEG RANGERS. At Maesteg. Nantymoel: J. Morris; J. Isaac, H. Lloyd, F. Pinkard, A. W. Cole; J. E. Boobyer, A. R. Hodgson; Jack Chilcott, Glyn Palmer, Tuss Williams, Pryce Davies, W. Perkins, W. Slcrriin-an, Ben Morris, Dai Watkins. Rangers: Ben Howells; Tom Price, J. A. Jones, J. Reed, R. Stradling, and J. Charles; D. R. Howells, K. Hanson; selected from W. J. Thomas (vice-oapt.), J. M. John, W. Howells, Hop Thomas, D. Evans, E. Jones, W. Griffiths, J. Thomas, T. J. Thomas, and J. Carey. NANTYMOEL EXCELS v. BLAENGARW. At Blaengarw. Excels Jack Bowden; Arthur PhiUips, Jim Evans, Jim Bowden, T. A. Morgans; Evan Evans, Llew Davies; Harry John, Geo. Webber, Jack Webber, Edwin. Moses, W. Crocker. T. Williams. D. R. Williams, E. Lawrence, W. Hire, and Tom Robinson. TALYGARN (ASSOCIATION) v. COW- BRIDGE. At Talygarn. ,g n Talygarn C. Brownsey; W. Hill, S. Rey- nolds W. Jardine, W. Slater, J. Maund; W. Kelliher, A. ijaiie, P. Edmunds, E. Jones, F. Birks. Cowbridge: D. Evans; F. Dunn and R. Jones: J. C. Dunn, V. GWYll, and D. C. Watts; 1. Chard, C. Thomas, H. Thomas, Frank Dunn, and' A. Gwyn. PORTHCAWL v BIRCHGROVE (CARDIFF) At Portheawl. Porthoawl: I. WiUiams: T. Burnell, Theo. Burnell, W. Rees, and W. Lewis; W. John and W. Power; H. Wilkins, E. Howells, A. Pearce, H. Buckingham. D. Hopkin, M. Hop- kin. W. Watkins, and W. Hopkin. PORTHCAWL II. v. CEFN II. At Cefn. Porthcawl IL.: W. David E. Lewis, C. Harry, J. Burnell, E. Osman; T. Thomas, E. Wilkins; C. Burnell (capt.), J. Lewis, F. Pearce, A. Lever ton, R. T. John, C. Wil- liams, E. John., B. Lee. BETTWS v. CEFN CRIBBWR. At Bettws. Bettws: W. P'ullin; W. Williams, L. Burgess, W. Williams, T. Spearman; selected from R. Hitchings1, Powell and A. Matthews; A. Burgess. Llew. Bevan, W. Bevan, J. Wil- liams. T. Williams, T. Thomas, W. Richards, and U. Watts. Kick off 3.30 sharp.
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