LOCAL GOSSIP. I — ♦ s Writing 0110 the subject of Book Hunting j in Wales," Mr. J. Kyrte Fletcher says:—In a thick 'oltume of "Amrvw" (those lurking plates of ma.ny a choice morsel)., a friend lighted upon a oopy of the little collection of hymns by Iolo Morganwg, printed at Mexthyr in 1814. OM Iolo, stonemason, antiquary, and Republican, was also a- hymn Tviiter of great beauty. This small collection contains some of the most poetic Welsli in the whole range of Welsh hymnolccy. Writing of Iolo reminds me of his friend and fellow-bard. Lewis Hopkin, of Llandvfothvg. He was one of the same group of herds of Tir Iarll. who laboured long collecting the works of the old forgotten bards of Gwent and Morganw g. In the house of a friend the other day I saw a rare little work by Lewis Hopkin. printed at Cow bridge, the first printing press in Gla- morgan. It was a marwnad to the memory of one Rev. Jard-in. a minister of Aber- gavenny. Lewis Hopkin wrote the story of his eventful life which is another of the lost life stories. The strangest part of his life was when he was takinc his tinv dwarf sen Hopkin Hopkin Y dyn bach all over Eng- land. showing him to astonished crowds, who marvelled to see the tiny fellow, who we are told only weighed about 20 pounds. But Lewis was better as a haæd than as a show- man. He was a ripe scholar, and one has to wonder how these old fellows acquired their varied knowledge in those davs- o £ dear educa- tion. Perhaps OIl' the dus^y shelves of the library in some old1 housj in Glamorgan Cofiant Lewis Hopkin-' is waiting for some fortunate book lover to I upon it. It is generally supnosed that the late Marquis of Bute was the first to plant vine- yards in this part of the country, but there is evidence that vineyards existed at Magcr centuries ago. This bit of information is ths result of the interesting little speech -st n,r made at Cardiff by Mr. John Bishain. of Bas- saleg, who is an acknowledged expert in fruit-growing. )1T. Ba.sham referred to the fact that a thousand1 years ago Morganwg was famous for its orchards. In the Vale of Glamorgan the names East Orchard and West Orchard are reminiscent of the fact. Mr. Bash-am is of opinion that the fruit-growing industry in Glamorgan' and Monmouthshire was allowed to decay durincr the civil wars of the middle of the seventeenth century. Sir Samuel Evans is having a trying time on the Treasury Bench. Mr. George Ren- wick tried' hard' the other night to get the Solicitor-General' to say definitely what the Government meant by a club "mainly used as a drinking club," but Sir Samuel coyly re- frained from. giving himself awav. Very artful efforts were made on the Opposition side to get him to say whether it meant a club whose revenue wasmainlv drawn from the sale of intoxicating liquor. The "York- shire Post'' correspondent says that. 'With infinite btandness the critics of the Bill1 tried to lure him into a definite affirmation on this point, but Sam Evans had both eyes open, and he seemed' to suspect the existence of a. cunning trap. The obstinate success with which he sat tight on the Treasury Bench left nothing to be desired in the eyes of those who like the monotony of the everlasting Parlia- mentary wrangle to be relieved with occa- sional glimpses of good comedy. The Solici- tor-General tried to get the House to move onward by promising a definition on a Later amendment, but the promised definition never materialised in any effective way. Sir Samuel had to admit that he was not pre- pared with a cut-and-dried1 legal definition. In an, airy way he suggested that the courts would be able to see substantial justice done. Thus the contest went on. Fifty years ago Pittsburg contained as many Welsh families as any town in Wales. It was then the iron trade began to flourish there, and picked men from Dowlais. Aber- rant, Fenydarren, Maesteg. and Plymouth were tempted' by improved wages to cross the Atlantic to ply their craft in this Pennsyl- vanian Trcmopolis. The First Congrega- tional Church of Pittsburg had engaged Madame Hughes-Thomass Welsh Ladies' Choir to give two concerts at the City Hall on the 17th and 19th of October respectively. Naturally, Maestegians assembled in strong numbers to welcome Madame Hughes- Thomas, who is a Maestegian also, and for a while after the first concert at the City-hall, where every number of a.n excellent pro- gramme was encored by a crowded audience, the ante-rooms into which the choir had re- tired were stormed- by friendly Welsh Pitts- burgites. It was understood that Mr Edward Thomas (Cochfarf) has received a handsome offer from one of the musical societies of the city to bring the choir there in Christmas week. The acceptance of this offer will' entail the abandonment of the intention to return; to Wales before Christmas Day. This and other pressing requests to repeat concerts at Newcastle. Stenbenville, Wilkesbarre, Scran- ton, Utica. Albany, and New York has com- pelled the home-coming of the choir to be deferred until January.
A FATHER S SAVINGS. At Cow bridge Pol-ice-court on Tuesday, George Villis, a young man. was charged with stealing £ 39 belonging to his father, Jas. VilDis, far labourer, Llan-twit Major. It was alleged that the de,fendiant had stolen-the Z39 from a sum of £íO, his father's savings, which was kept in his father's house at Llantwit, and that he absconded to MeT- thyr, where he was arrested after he had spent the greater part of the money. The father said1 he did not wish to proceed with the charge, and the magistrates allowed it to be withdrawn by consent, defendant being discharged.
'SMALL HOLDINGS. In connection with the Small Holdings Act, Farming Co-operative Small Holdings Association's have been formed at Barry and another at Porthcawl, as well as two in Car- diff, and1 another is suggested at Coychurch. The County Council have nower to make ad- vances to co-operative societies which they could not do to individuals, as the security offered is greater and in addition there are th", advantages of co-operative buying and I selling which have been demonstrated., not- ably in Denmark.
BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. Saturday.—Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (chairman). W. Llewellyn, E. F. Lynch Blosse, Jen kin. Williams, and J. G. lore- luck. STOLEN MACKINTOSH AT MAESTEG. Henry Cook and George Bastow., no fixed abode, were charged' with stealing a gentle- man's mackintosh, which v.-as exoosed for sale outside the shop of William Isaac, outfitter, Maecteg. P.O. Gibbin said that he saw prisoners com- ing out of the model Icds?ina-house at Maecteg and Cook handed a parcel to Bastow. Wit- ness stopped them and afked to see what was in the parcel. Bastow said. You won't see what is in here. There, is nothing that has been. micked in here." Witness took both men to the Police-station, and in the parcel was the mackintosh which had been reported to the police as missme from .\1.r. Isaac's shop. There was a previous conviction against Bastow. and he was sent to prison for two months. Cook was sentenced to a month. SLAUGHTER-HOUSE LICENSE. MAESTEG COUNCIL PROSECUTION. Anmie Radc-Liffe. wife of W'iiliam Radcliffe, Gaei<au-road. Maestog, was summoned by the Maesteg Urban District Council for using a certain building as a slaughter-house without having obtained a license. Mr. R. Scale, clerk to the Council prosecuted. Griffith E. Howell, sanitary inspector to the Council, said he visited the. premises on Octo- ber 12th, and found slaughtering being car- ried1 on in a room 16ft. bv 9ft. One sheep had been killed and another sheep was ready. Some time ago he visited the premises, and having a suspicion that slaughtering was go- ing on. he gave a warning. The pre-mises were quite unfit fc'r slaughtering- purposes. It was stated that the defendant was un- able to attend- the Court, and a relative giv- ing an undertaking that no more slaughtering would be carried on. on the premises mean- time, the case was adjourned for a month. SCHOOL CASES. The following were summoned in respect of the non-attendance of their children at school: — Caerau.—Henry Ralnh. 17 Alexandra-road, fined- 5s. Edward Davies, 2 yrid ham-street. 5s.; Elizabeth Rees. 15 Alexandra-road, 10s; George Alisopp, 26 Caeiau-road, 10s. Nantyffylion.—David Evans, 16 Tonna- road. order; Alfred Thomas. 73 High-street, order; Willliam Vincent, 62 Tonna-rcnd, fined 10-s.; William Hcnrv Evans. 4 Nanty- ffylion Cottages. Bangor Terrace. 10s. Ed- ward Ellward, 30 John-street, os. Aaron Rrynna, 13 Brown-street. os. William Morris. 100 Tonna-road, order; Ann. Hains, 29 Tonna-road, 56. Pontycymmer.—W illiam Rees. 1 Bridgend1- road. fined 5s. William Matthews. 43 Vic- toria-street, 5s. Micah Miles, 62 Victoria- road. os. Edward Lawrence. 44 Bridgend- road. order to be sent to Truant School. Pontyrhil.—Thomas Job. 69 Bryn Cottages, fined: 5s. William Heme. 67a Bryn Cottages, two orders. Llangeinor.—Arthur Johnson, Velin Arw, fined 5s. and 5s. NEGLECTFUL FATHER. John Dyson Stafford, late of Maesteg, col- lier. was charged1 with deserting his wife and two children. Relieving Officer William David said de- fendant went away in June. and his wife a-nd children became chargeable to the rates in September. He served a term of six weeks' imprisonment for a sinilla,r offence, and on coming out of prison, he only stayed- a week with his wife. Stafford was sent to prison for two. months. DRUNK AT THE COLLIERY. MAESTEG MEN FINED. Robert Da vies, collier. Beaufort, Pontrhy- dycyff, was summoned for going to his work at the Ga.rth Colliery in an intoxicated1 condi- tion. Mr. H. J. Randall (Messrs. Randal! and Co., Bridgend) prosecuted. David Phillips, fireman at the Garth 01- liery. said that on the niedit of the 19th Octo- ber he was in the lamp station underground, examming the lamps of the men going to work. Defendant came forward with the other men, and witness, noticing he was drunk, sent him out of the mine. Defend- ant admitted' that he ''had had a drop of drink. and he had no excuse for his con- duct. He was fined £ 2 and costs. Evan Williams, collier, Tanycoed-terrace, Maesteg-road, Maesteg, was summoned for a similar offence at the Oakwood Colliery on the 26th October. Mr. H. J. Randall v pro- sec u ted. Edward Tarr, banksman, said defendant came to work staggering drunk and entered the cage which was about to des- cend. Witness told him to come out of the cage, and he did so. Defendant asked wit- ness if he would allow him to go down into the mine, and witness said, "No; I am under a penalty if I let you go down." Defendant replied. I will see that you get the penalty." and then walked away. He was fined zC2 and costs. PICKING COAL FROM TIP. William Cox, 22a Victoria-street, Caerau, collier, was charged with stealing a quantity of coal, value 6d., the property of' William Hockley. P.C. Rolfs spoke to seeing defendant pick- ing coal from a tip. Defendant said lie was out of work. and as there was no notice on the tip he thought he had a right to take coal from it. A fine of 10s. was imposed. BLAENGARW HUSBAND AND WIFE. Minnie Lloyd. Blaengarw. applied for a maintenance order against her husband, Ed- ward Lloyd, now living with his parents at Cefl11 Hirgoed. Alderman T. J. Hughes, for the applicant, said this was a bad case. There were two young children, and the parties lived to- gether until the loth October, when the de- fendant left on the cretonne of going to seek work. He returned to fetj.h his clothes, say- ing he had' found work at Cefn Cribbwr. Alderman Hughes handed' in a letter which, he said, was addressed to defendant from a young woman- referring to an appointment for a dance. There was no doubt this was the reason for defendant's coins: away. He had been skunk enough to desert his wife and children to go gallivanting about with this young woman, and it was quite likely the young woman did not know he was a manned man. Complainant said she was, married in March, 1905, at Bridgend. Her husband had worked at the Ocean Colliery, and there was no reason why he should Leave as far as work was concerned. When he went away he left 10s. in the house, and she heard nothing of him for a fortnight. Her sister-in-law helped her to feed and clothe the, children. Defendant returned' for his box, and said he had found work at Cefn. She had since found that he was lodging with his parents at Cefn Hirgoed. Witness went there, and her husband told her that if she wanted a separation order, he would give her 3s. 6d. to take out a summons. When fcvorking half- time defendant earned 30s. a week. By defendant: When he returned for his box lie asked her if she had had 25s. due to him at the colliery. She had since received the amount. The Bench suggested that as complainant was not left wholly destitute it would be a pity to make a maintenance order. They suggested that the parties should try to come to some arrangements The parties left the Court, and after being absent for some time, they returned, and In- spector Sansome, who had accompanied them. said defend,arut would not agree to re- turn to Blaengarw, and would not promise to provide a home elsewhere. The Bench made an order for 10s. a week and the costs, 1:1 10s. 6d. OCTOGENARIAN DEFENDANT. Many Llewellyn, licensee of the Welcome to Tow in. Newton (who is 83 years of age), was summoned for selling intoxicating drink dur-, ing prohibited hours. P.C. Edmunds said he saw a man enter the house on Sunday, and heard defendant s son call out. "Come on; what are you afraid of? There isn't a —— about." Witness went into the house and saw the man with a half- pint measure in front of him full of beer. Witness asked defendant's son what he meant by selling beer on a. S-undav, and he replied, It is ——— hard lines a man cannot have a pint en a Sunday." Defendant said she had been in the house 39 years, and had not had a complaint be- fore. Her son was very particular, she added, "but he did it this tune." Supt. Menhi'nick said there was no doubt the licensee herself was not a party to the offence. The Chairman asked whether the son was to be trusted in future. The Superintendent said the licensee was very aged and could not look after the house herself. He thought the son might be given another chance. The case was dismissed on payment of costs. A BRYNNA DISTURBANCE. Howell Morgan and William Jones, colliers, both of South'aII-street. Brvnna. were charged with assaulting Geoirse Henry Cowminer, collier, of Brynna-road, Brynna. Cowminer was cross-summoned for assaulting Howell Morgan. and Sidney Treharne. collier. Brynna-road. was summoned for using threats to Morgan. It appeared that a disturbance took place late on Saturday night, October 31st. in a field. The evidence was of a very conflicting character. In the end, t.he summonses against Morgan, and Jones were dismissed, and Cowminer and Tre-harne had to pay 20s. each. ABERKENFIG LICENSEE SUMMONED. Louisa Bailey, Somerset Beerhouse, Aber- kenfig, was summoned for an alleged1 sale of beer on Sunday, her license being for six days only. Mr. David Llewellyn, for the defendant, applied for an adjournment for a fortnight, which was granted. Summonses against Isaac Williams, re- pairer; James Fitzgerald, collier: and John Randall, labourer, for aiding and abetting in the alleged offence, were also adjourned. A NANTYFFYLLON ROW. A disturbance which occurred on November 3rd had a sequel in, a number of summonses for assault. Benjamin- Jones and Walter Harris, labourers, summoned Walter Chubb, 6 Bar- nardo-street, Nantyffylion, repairer. Chubb cross-summoned Jones, and Rose Chubb, wife of Walter Chubb, summoned Thomas Jones, brother of Benjamin Jones. Mr. J. Haydn Jones was for the Chubbs. It was alleged by the Chubbs that on the previous Monday night Benj. Jones and Harris went to Chubb's house, where they had, been lodging, and made their entrance through the window. As a result of this pro- ceeding thev were dismissed. On the follow- ing night. Jones went to the house for his clothes, and- said, If you are without a lodger to-night, can we stay here?" Mr. Chubb told him he would not give him lodg- ings. and went to show him the door, when Jones caught him by the throat, struck him with a knuckle duster, and dragged him to the front door. xiere Harris and Thomas Jones were in waiting. Harris assaulted him, and Thomas Jones struck his wife, who was following. The case for the. Joneses and Harris was that Mr.#Chnbb started the row in the house, offering to fight Jones and throwing him out. Mrs. Chubb, it was said. threatened the men with a bar of iron. All the cases were dismissed. LICENSE TRANSFERS. The temporary transfer of the license of the Wyndham Hotel, Bridgend, w a& granted from Horace G. A. Thimm to Charles Rule George, of the Dun,raveii Hotel, Southern- down. Final transfers were granted as fol- lows:—York Hotel. Bridgend, Thomas Jepson to Robert John Griffiths (Mr. J. Haydn Jones appeared); Welcome to Town, Bridgend, Alfred Prynne to Moses Harding (Mr. J. Haydn Jones aooeared): Lamb and Flag, Llangynwyd, from Catherine Rees to Sarah David (Mr. D. Llewellyn appeared); New Inn. Laleston;, from Susannah Loose- more to Henry John; Cornellv Arms, Cor- neily, from Edith Smith (nee Dowling) to her husband, William Smith. Mi-. J. T. HowelT supported, an' application for an extension of hours, until 3 a.m., by Mr. C. R. George, Wyndham Arms, Bridg- end, on the occas-ion of the bachelors' ball. Mv. Howell pointed out that it was an invi- tation, not a subscription dance.In reply to the Bench, Supt. Menliinick said he had no definite objection to make to the application; he would rather leave it entirely to their worships.—Granted. MISCELLANEOUS. William Powell, Maesteg, was granted an ejectment order aga,im;t William Horrigan, 3 Ivor-street, Maesteg. Elizabeth James, 26 Coity-street, Bridg- end. married, was summoned in respect of non-payment of £5 6s. 2d. rates.-A distress warrant was .issued. Thomas Sullivan, Maesteg. collier, was or- dered' to pay 15s. for committing a nuisance in the public thoroughfare. A chimney on fire led to Henry Lloyd, Blaengarw. engine driver, being fined 5s. James Palfreman. Heolycyw, grocer, sum- moned for not taking due precaution in stor- ing fireworks, sai</ it was not worth his while to go to the expense of a "safe" such as that described by the police constable.—Ordered to pay the costs, 7s. Leonard Martin. Bridgend, haulier, was summoned for leaving a horse and cart unat- tended at Pricetown.—It was stated that the horse and cart remained outside a shop for 17 minutes.—Defendant said his business as a sweet-seller kept him a long time in- the shop. —The case was dismissed with a caution.—A fine of 10s. was imposed on Sidney Hendram, Port Talbot, haulier, for leaving a horse and cart unattended1 at Garth. For drunkenness Alfred Richards, Bridg- end, repairer, was fined, 15s. Thomas Con- nolly, Bridgend, labourer, 15s. William Parry, Kenfig Hill, collier, 20s. For being drunk and disorderly, Mary Kate Gunter, Bridgend. married, had to pay 15s. William Hardee. Southern-down, farmer, 15s. Jonah Thomas. Pontycymmer, collier, 20s. John Bryant, Kenfig Hill, col- lier, 20s. John Davies, Kenfig Hill, collier, 15s.; John. Morgan, Blaenirarw, collier, 15s. John Thomas, Maesteg, labourer, 20s. or 14 days; John Burke. Bryncethin. collier, 15s. Albert Shew ell, Blaengarw. collier, 10 days' imprisonment (this being defendant's fourth conviction this year); John Rees, Bryn- cethin, collier. 15s. David Davies, Maesteg, collier. 15s. Richard Whittington, Maesteg, labourer, 15s. David Davies. Bryncethin, sinker. 15s.; William Howells, Pencoed, col- lier, 15s.
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GLAMORGAN APPOINTMENTS. The. London Gazette" contains the follow- mg TERRITORIAL FORCE. 2nd Welsh Brigade.—Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant and Hon. Colonel Joseph Gaskel1 from the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Welsh Regiment to be lieutenant-colonel with the hon. rank of colonel with precedence as in the Volunteer force; dated 1st April. Captain Ivor Bow-en from the 2nd Volunteer Battalion the Welsh Regiment to be captain with precedence as in the Volunteer force (to be supernumerary); dated1 1st April. 3rd Glamorgan Battery 2nd Welsh Brigade. -The under-mentioned officers from the 2nd Volunteer Battalion the Welsh Regiment are appointed to the battery with rank and pre- cedence as in the Volunteer force (dated1 1st April):—Captain and Hon. Major Henry Thomas Gilling. Captain Win. Edwin- Jones (to be supernumerary). Lieutenant Geoffrey Whittall Gaskell, and Lieutenant Rhys John Jones. 4th Glamorgan Battery 2nd Welsh Brigade.—The under-mentioned officers from the 2nd Volunteer Battalion the Welsh Regi- ment are appointed to the battery with rank and precedence as in the Volunteer force (dated 1-srfc April):—Captain and Hon. Major (hon. lieutenant in the Army) John Clare Gaskell, Captainl Charles Thomas Jones (to be supernumerary), and Lieutenant Joseph Gerald Gaskell. 7th Battalion the Welsh Regiment (Cyclists).—Captain, and Hon. Major- Cecil Locke Wilson, from the 2nd Volunteer Bat- taion; the Welsh Regiment, to be lieutenant colonel; datedl 1st April. Captain Mansel'l Havard Hunter, from the 2nd' Battalion the Welsh Regiment, to be major: dated 1st April. Captain Albert Auguste Perkins, from the 2nd' Battalion the Welsh Regiment, to be captain (lateeli 1st Airril. The under- mentioned officers from the 2nd Volunteer Battalion the Welsh Recrimeut are appointed to the battalion with rank and precedence as in the Volunteer rorce (dated 1st April): — Cantain Herbert George Graham Cook and Quartermaster (Quartermaster and Hon. Major retired -ay) John Ticrar. Unattached list: -Cantain (honorary lieu- tenant in the Army) Frank Hill Gaskell, from the 2nd Volunteer Battalion the Welsh Regiment, to be cautain with precedence as in the Volunteer force; dated' 1st April. ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY. 1st Welsh (Howitzer) Brigade.—Honorary Colbnel the Earl of Jersey, from the honorary colonelcy of the 1st Glamorganshire Royal Garrison Artillery (Vounteers), is appointed to the honorary colonelcy of the brigade, with precedence as in the Volunteer Force, dated April let. ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY. Glamorganshire.—Honorary Colonel the Earl of Mymouth, C.B., from the honorary colonelcy of the 2nd Glamorganshire Royal, Garrison Artillery (Volunteers), is appointed to the honorary colonelcy of the unit, with precedence as in the Volunteer Force; dated April 1st.
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PRIZE POULTRY. At Carmarthen! Poultry Show, Mr. J. R. Williams, of Bridgend, took a second prize in the class for part-ridge wyandottes; Messrs. Mason and Edwards, Nantymoel, secured second and third for Old Englisih game; Mr. L. W. Jones, Nantymoel, was third in dork- ings; and Mr. Wm. Rowlands, of Bridgend, captured a first in black Hamburgs.
240 COMPETITIVE PLANS. No fewer than 240 competitive plans have been received for the new offices for the Glamorgan. County Council, to be erected in Cathays Park, Cardiff. These have been sent to the assessor in London for his final award. Some of the designs are said to be exceedingly beautiful, and to harmonise with the existing buildings in the park.
INTERESTING FUNCTION. SPEECHES BY MR. BRACE, THE LORD MAYOR OF CARDIFF, &c. To mark the close of his year of office as Mayor of Cowbridge, Councillor T. J. Yor- werth entertained the members of the local Fire Brigade and a number of outside friends to dinner at the Duke of Wellington Hotel on Saturday evening, the function- proving in every way successful. The Mayor presided, and was supported by the Lord Mayor of Car- diff (Aldermair Illtyd Thomas), the Lord Mayor-Elect (Alderman Lewis Morgan), Mir. W. Brace, M.P., Mr. G. S. Forsdike. Cardiff; the Town Clerk of Cowbridg-e (Mr. W. T. Gwyn), the Mayor of Swansea (Alderman Lee). Alderman W. A. James, Alderman Edward John, and Councillor D. Tilley (captain of the Fire Brigade). Others present included Revs. Isaiah Roberts (vicar) and Emrys Davies (C.M.), Councillors John Williams, David Thomas, W. L. Jenkins. C. M. Davies, F. Williams, E. Lewis. Dr. Torney, Council- lor J. W. Hall, Messrs. C. J. Gwyn, Gower Griffiths, A. S. Evans, R. Thomas, T. John (Verlands), W. D. Alexander, V. Gwyn, J. Codd, J. P. Marks, W. Thomas, J. Gibbs, C. H. Thomas, W. A. James, junr., C. Davis, Se,rgt. Gill, etc. The members of the Bri- gade attended in uniform. The post prandial proceedings were opened by the customary loyal toast, submitted from the chai-r, after which the < LORD MAYOR OF CARDIFF submitted the "Houses of Parliament." Whatever complaint might be made in some quarters with regard to the House of Lords, he said, no fault could be found with the re- presentatives of South Wales in that cham- ber, noblemen of the type of Lord Tredegar, Lord Plymouth, and Lord Dunraven. (Ap- plause.) He was not allowed to talk politics when occupying the position of Lord Mayor, but when out of office he really believed that no place needed reform more than the House of Commons, present company. of course, ex- cepted. (Laughter.) Notwithstanding that they disagreed with the politics of certain Members of Parliament, they had to admire them for the manner in which they dis- charged their duties. Though when not Lord Mayor he disagreed with the politics of Mr. Brace—(a voice: You don't," and laughter)—he held him in the highest esteem, and he could not help thinking that Mr. Brace afforded quite a contrast when com- pared with some of the obstreperous members of the quality of Mr. Forsdike. (More laugh- ter.) They were always glad to meet Mr. Brace, and he wished to take that opportune ityof publicly thanking him for the assistance lie had rendered' to the City of Cardiff on every possible occasion, notwithstanding that Cardiff was outside his constituency. (Ap- plause.) MR. BRACE'S RESPONSE. Mr. Brace, in response, said lie quite recog- nised' that there were many present who dis- agreed with his politics, but it was gratify- ing that there were occasions when, represen- tatives of all parties could meet upon neutral ground without indulging in combat. (Hear, hear.) To respond to that toast so far as it related to the House of Lords placed him. in a. somewhat embarrassing position, because whenever he had to cast a vote in regard to that chamber it was in favour of abolishing it. (Laughter.) It should be understood, however, that it was not the personality of the members of the House of Lords that they complained about. No-one, for instance, complained about. No-one, for instance, could speak words other than of the highest respect of a nobleman, of the standing of Lord Tredegar, who was ever ready to render as- sistance on behalf of the masses of the people. (Applause.) Any vote cast in favour of abol- ishing the Upper Chamber was on principle and not personality. He had always been; glad of being permitted to go to the House of Commons. It was a snlendid school, and if a man went there with a substantial bump of conceit he would' not be there long before finding his level. (Laughter.) The spirit shown in the House was snlendid. It did not matter whether a man was a lord or a peas- ant. if he had a message to deliver he would be given a patient and honourable hearing. Personalities were always kept outside so far as possible, and anyone who offended against this rule would not be locked upon kindly by the majority of the members. (Hear, hear.) He was -impressed1 by the democratic spirit of the House, where men' of all classes sat to- gether apart from social distinctions, discuss- ing, as citizens of a great Empire great ques- tions affecting the people. He was glad to say that upon questions of great national mo- ment it was still POSSIBLE TO FORGET PARTY and to deal with matters from the standpoint of humanity and citizenship. Some of the great questions could not be dealt with from the standpoint of party, and to the degree that Parliament could carry into the houses of the land a. larger measure of comfort and hope would it translate into acts and lan- guage exactly what the. large mass of the citi- zens of the country expected them to do. In days of great national difficulty it was de- lightful that they could forget their party politics. (Applause.) Mr. Brace went on to speak of the international peace movement, expressing the hope that the day would soon come when differences between the nations could be settled by arbitration rather than by the arbitrament of the sword. He pointed out that, by tradition, a person elected to Parliament represented the whole, and not any particular section, of the community, and he had at all times endeavoured to help anyone to whom he could render service with- out inquiring his politics. (Applause.) Cowbridge, he continued, had great tradi- tions, and even Cardiff, with its immense wealth, its magnificent buildings, eminent public men, and its mass of people, could not boast a history Hike that of Cow bridge, and it seemed in the natural order of things that the Lord Mayor should bring down the Lord Mayor Elect to the seat of culture and learning so that he could start his year of office in a proper frame of mind. (Laughter and applause.) THE FIRE BRIGADE. In a humorous sneech, the Mayor of Swan- sea proposed Success to the Cowbridge Fire Brigade." He said he was pleased to know that in Cowbridge they possessed a brigade comprisedl of such fine looking fellows, and one had only to look at them to conclude that they would be ready to face long ordeals, hardships, and dangers in order to help their fellows. No doubt everyone of them de- served a Royal Humane Society's certificate. (Laughter.) Fire Brigades were expensive things to work, but he hoped! the Cowbridge Brigade did- not cause increased rates, as they were bound' to if they always looked after themselves so well as they had been doing that evening. (More lautrhter.) He hoped there was no truth in the rumour that farmers preferred their ricks to burn down rather than involve the expense of calling out the brigade. (Loud lausrhter.) In conclu- sion, amid much laughter, the speaker ex- pressed a hope that none of the people in that district would- put their house or premises on fire so as to cause work for the firemen and the risk of their wives and families losing them. <:> Councillor W. A. James (chairman of the Fire Brigade Committee) and Captain Tilley responded. Alderman James- said Cowbridge for many years had no provision for coping with fire, and it was felt that in the event of an outbreak a terrible- state of things would prevail, which might not only cause loss of property, but loss of life. Accordingly steps were taken to provide an organisation, and he thought the results were gratifying to the town. Fortunately there had been no seri- ous fires, but whenever there had been any- thing to do the MEN TURNED OUT LOYALLY. and had worked their hardest for the benefit of their fellows. (Applause.) The town. re- cognising the capabilities of the brigade, felt more secure now and thev could not have a more capable and enertretic commanding officer than Cap-tain Tilley who had left no stone unturned to make the brigade efficient. (Applanse.) The success which had attended' the brigade in the variousi county competi- tions was an evidence of their efficiency. Captain Tilley said Mr. Brace, whom they were glad to see present, had agreed to sup- port a Bill to make it compulsory, and not optional as at present, upon local authorities to provide a fire brigade. He thought com- pulsion was needled1 in this matter. (Ap- plause.) He did not know where the Mayor of Swansea had learnt his fairy tale- (laughter)—but as to expense being incurred by farmers .21 calling cut the brigade, it must I be understood1 that it was formed in order to serve the borough. (Hear, hear.) The members were always willing to answer any caM from the district, but it must be under- stood first of all that the expenses would be paid by the farmer or the hay merchant. The proposed Parliamentary Bill was impor- tant to a district like that of Cowbridge, be- cause the various parishes would be able to combine and make arrangements for the pro- vision of a fire encrine. (Hear. hear.) He thought the brigade were always williing to render assistance notwithstanding the diffi- culties they had to contend with. In con- clusion, Captain Tilley thanked the Mayor on behalf of the brigade for entertaining them to dinner, and for bringing such a distin- guished company to meet them. (Ap- plause.) THE LORD MAYOR-ELECT (Alderman Morgan) next proposed the health of the Mayor of Cowbridfre. Mr. Brace was I quite right, he said, in declaring that Cardiff was green) with envy with respect to the re- lationship which Ccwbridee bore to the young city of mushroom growth Avhieh he re- presented. (Alderman John I have said so for years," and laughter.) He recognised that Cowbridge had men like Alderman John who had been "handed down." it would seem, from generation to generation. (Loud laugh- ter.) If Alderman John tver got too old even, for Cowbridge perhaps they would pass him on to Cardiff and they would make him an alderman of the city. (Alderman John "No such aspiration-si, thank yon.") Well, he quite recognised that Alderman John was a very retiring gentleman. (Laughter.) Mr. Brace had compared the history of Cowbridge with that of Cardiff, but it was like compar- ing membership of the House of Commons with membership of the Cowbridge Council. Surely it was easy enough for a man to get to Parliament if he possessed the ability to hoodwink and bluff a constituency. (Laugh- ter.) Alderm-an Morean went on to congra- tulate the Mayor on his successful year of office, and he thonght Mr. Yorworth would be ready to admit that a large measure of that success was due to the assistance of the Mayoress. (Hear. hear.) Both Councillor and Mrs. Yorwerth had discharged their duties with credit to themselves and to the borough, and many pleasant memories of that successful year of officre would remain. The Mayor, who was cordially received, having suitably thanked the Lord Mayor for his remarks, said that gathering was UNIQUE IN THE HISTORY of that borough. There were present repre- sentatives of the largest municipalities of Wales—men/ who had devoted their energies, their time, and their money to serving the people. (Hear, hear.) It was a privilege to have the presence of Mr. Brace, who had won his way not only into the affections of his supporters but of his opponents as well. (Applause.) There were many present who disagreed with Mr. Brace's political views, but it was gratifying that they could on oc- casions forget party differences. In the great issues of life politics were forgotten. Mr. Brace had won the respect of his political opponents, and he had not done this by com- promising his own position' as a politician, but by courteous treatment of opponents, sin- ce-rity of conviction, and his manly person- ality. (Hear, hear.) When they considered that the Lord Mayor was, like himself, within a rew hours of being hurled from his high pedestal, and that many in Cardiff would like the pleasure of his genial company for the last evening, they felt it a special honour that he had chosen that function to mark his final exit from his high position. What a Lord Mayor had to put up with was indicated by a statement that the chief citizen of London had not sat down to dinner with his wife during the whole twelve months. (Laugh- ter.) No doubt the Ladv Mayoress-Elect of Cardiff told her husband before he. left for Cowbridge that evening that he might have stayed at home on the last night- of his free- dom. (Mr. FArsdike: "Shame," and laugh- ter.) He offered Alderman Morgan hearty congratulations on having been appointed to the highest honour the great city of Cardiff I could' confer upon him. After paying tni- bute to the Mayor of Swansea and Mr. Fo.rs- dike, the Mayor thanked the members of the Council for the support thev had givel-I him d,iii-iii- his year of office. He could only em- phasise the kind remarks made regarding the ,assistance of the Mayoress. (Hear. hear.) TOWN CLERK'S HAPPY SPEECH. Mr. W. T. Gwyn, proposing the toast of The Visitors," reminded them that it had been' the privilege of the d,iffei-eiit Mayors of Cowbridge to be invited to functions at Car- diff, and it was gratifying that Councillor Yorwerth had inaugurated the principle of return invitations. He congratulated the Mayor upon having brought together such distinguished representatives of the city of Cardiff, and in also having secured the atten- dance of the Mayor of Swansea, and, last but not least, Mr. Brace. As regards the Lord Mayor he associated' himself with the compli- mentary remarks of the Mayor. The Lord Mayor-Elect was an old and esteemed friend of his, and one whose brilliant career he had watched with very great interest because it was an evidence of what could be done even in these hustling days, when ability was linked hand in hand with perseverance and honest work. (Mr. Forsdike: He's a lawyer mind," and laughter.) They all joined in congratulating Alderman Morgan upon having been nominated to the highest posi- tion which the city of his adoption had to give him, and in wishing him every happiness and success during his year of office. (Ap- plause.) Councillor Forsdike had been asso- ciated with him as his Cardiff agent in the action which had been brought against the Corporation and which had formed a crisis in the history of the past year, and he wished to take that opportunity of publicly acknowledg- ing not only the help but the encouragement he was afforded in connection with that action. (Hear-, hear.) Reference had been made to the relationship of Cardiff and Cowbridge. and it was a matter of satisfac- tion to them that notwithstanding the im- mense increase in the population and com- merce of Cardiff there was one link still con- necting it with the ancient borough of Cow- bridge, for the great citv joined with them ill Cowbridge'in returning a member to Par- liament. Notwithstanding the presence of Mr. Brace whom thev all respected1 and whom they were always delighted to see at their functions—he ventured to say that they preferred a continuance of their connection with Cardiff to being thrown into the consti- tuency of South Glamorgan. AN INTERESTING DOCUMENT. Continuing, the Town Clerk said these con- vivial meetings did an immense amount of good. The old Coirporation of Cowbridlge had been very convivial, as was evidenced by a bill which he had discovered1 amongst the old papers relating to an evening spent by the Corporation at the Bear Hotel on Sep- tember 28th, 1822. The bill was; for JE22 16s. 5d., and included the following items:—20 bottles of brandy, £9; 14 bottles of rum, t4 -Is. bottles of gin, £2 Os. fd1. bowl of punch, t2 10s. tobacco. 4s. 6d. 4 dozen lemons, 18s.; nuts, 10s. 4d.: walnuts, £ 1; apples, js. sugar, 12s. glasses broken, 3s. (Loud laughter.) These were the good old days when the Corporation) were not criti- cised as to how they spent the ratepayers' money. (Renewed laughter.) Though the present Corporation could not deal with thetir funds in that way, he was qlad to think that there were other means of creating convivi- ality and the Mayor had set an example that night which he hoped would be followed by succeeding Mayors. (Applause.) Councillor Forsdike. whose name was coupled' with the toast, responded in a happy speech, in which he made humorous refer- ences to the action against the Corporation, and to the anxiety of the Town Clerk as to his clients' funds. Councillor Tilley presented the Mayor with a silver cigarette case, suitably engraved, as a. tokeni of appreciation of the Mayor's ser- vices, and as a memento of his year of office. )1:r. Tilley stated that the T.ift was subscribed- for by a. few friends. The Mayor suitably acknowledged. During the evening an excellent pro- gramme of vocal items was contributed to by Messrs. C. J. Gwyn, Gower Griffiths, T. John (Veriands.), J. Gibbs, and Fireman Crowley, Mr. J. P. Marks accompanying on the piano. Mr. Forsdike qave an excellent recitation. The proceedings terminated bv the singing of "Hen, wl:aclJ fy nhadau," the solo being rendered by Mr. C. H. Thomas.
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Fines were imposed for using, improper lan- I guage as follows:—Harry John. Llanharran, jollier, los.; William Davies, Brynma, haulier, 20s. Jane Lawrence, Pcn-tycyw*ier, married, 15s. James Underbill, Bridgend, labourer, 15s. and Jonah Lewis, Maesteg, collier, 15s. Fifteen shillingB each- were the fines imi- f posed on William Evans and William Davies, Caerau, colliers, for obstructing the thorough- fare by fighting. Summoned for riding a bicycle without a light. Frederick Jenkins. Porthcawl. haulier, said he had been helping to fetch a dead body from Sker Sands. His light had only just gone out, and he had sot off his bicycle be- fore the constable came.—The case was dis- missed with a caution. I Photo, by] [W. H. Cole. Miss ISABELLE HOWE, of Porthcawl, Who has won the silver medal of the London1 College of Music for the niano. The medal was presented at the Corv Hall, Cardiff, on November 5th, by the Lady Mayoress. Miss Howe. who. is a daughter of Mr Richard Howe, Virginia Cottage, New-road, Porthcawl, is a pupil of Miss Kitty Howell, Beethoven School of Music, Bridgend.