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In Bankruptcy.—A receiving. order has been matte in the matter of William Flum- mer, 64 Davies-terraoe, Nantyffyllon., collier. Zenana Mission.—A district meeting in connection with the Zenana. Mission was held at Bethani'a Hall on Monday afternoon,, when representatives from the different Baptist Churches were present. The meeting was presided over by Mrs. Iorwerth Jones. Papers were read on Zenana Mission work by Mrs. Rhys Da vies in En dish. and Miss Wat- kins in. Welsh. Several other ladies took part. Te,a was provided by the ladies of Bethania Church. From Cradle to Grave."—Under the aus- pices of the Nantyffyllon Free Church Count- oil. the Rev. D. LlOyd Mor-yan, Pontardulais. delivered his popular lecture on Tuesday night at Jerusalem C.M. Chapel., Xantv- ffyi'loii', a, large audience being present. The Rev. T. 'Esgar James, Saron, presided. The subject of the lecture was Rhwng ei gryd a'i groes" (" From crad to grave"), and for two hours the lecturer kept hi.; audience fully interested. Accident at Garth.—Mr. John Lloyd, of 35 Maiden-street. Cwmfelin. met with an acci- dent at the Garth-Merthvr Colliery on Tues- day morning. Lloyd, who is a. miner, had 0 ,iy just reached the face of his working- p"ace and commenced work when a piece of clod fell from the top. me reed through the 'rather of his boot, and made a deep gash in his foot. He was immediately carried home or a stretcher, and his injuries were attended to by DT. Bell Thomas. Town Hall.—Mr. R. March's Company opened here last night in The Gamester of Metz." The quality of the caste needs no comment, as this is not their first visit to the town. On Saturday The Centurion," a drama new to Maesteg, will be staged. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, of next week, Mr. Ernest Vauglian's Company will present for the first time in Maesteg. Man or Beast." The attractions for the remain- ing three nights of the week are The Stow- away" on Thursday and Saturday, and The Convict" on Friday. Ru nawa-y Waggons.—Much damage was caused the other day to the property of Messrs. North's by a number of waggons, ladem with coal, running wild from a point south of the Coegnant Colliery, and dashing into a locomotive with waggons attached to the engine. The tremendbus force of the im- pact which occurred near the Patch sidings smashed some of the wagcons into splinters, and the coal was strewn about in all direc- tions. The front part of the locomotive was also greatly damaged, and the driver sus- tained' a severe shock. Interment.—The five-year-old) child of Mr. and Mirs. David Morg-an of Tir-bach Farm, Cwmdu, was laid to rest at the Llian- I gymvyd Burial-grounds; on Monday after- noon, there being present a large concourse of friends and relatives. Rev. W. R. Walters, of Ebenezer Chapel, Garth, officiatedl at the house, and the Vicar (Rev. J. Jones) at the graveside. The coffin. was covered with beautiful wreaths sent by Mrs. Evans, Rhondda Valley Mr. and Mrs. T. Griffiths. Cwmdu Mrs. C. White, Bridge-street, Maes- teg and Mrs. O. Cattell, Maesteg. Failure of a "Spite" Business.—David Walter Richards, grocer, 114, Beth and a- street, Maesteg, appeared at Cardiff Bank- ruptcy Court on Tuesday for his public exam- ination. The statement of accounts showed liabilities £312, and deficiency JE243. The causes of failure were bad' debts, illness of wife, keen competition, and want of capital. The business was partly in opposition to his father's, and bankrupt admitted that it was a sort of spite business oil his part, as he had fallen out with his father. The examination was adjourned till next Court for debtor to file a cash account. Missing From Home.—Robert Jones, of Dufiryn-row, Nantyffyllon'. has been missing from his home since Thursday morning, liast week. It is stated that- he got up as usual, took his breakfast, and left the house, ap- parently to go to work. For a day or two the affair was kept quiet in hopes that he would turn up. and probably give -an, explanation for his absence, but there being no sign; of ia return, inquiries were afterwards made, without result. No clue as to his where- abouts has been received1 up to the time of writing. Anxiety had risen to such a pitch on) Wednesday about noon that a group of workers was organised to search the new works pond, for which purpose permission was granted by Mr. J. P. Gibbon1. A rope and hooks we're used, but without success. "Heroes of the Mine."—Oni Tuesday night at the Blaenlllynfi Hoys' School, Caerau, Mr. Henry Davies. director of mining for the county of Glamorgan, deli veredl one of a series of popular Lectures arranged by the Glamorgan County Council before a large and appreciative audience. Mr. Evan E. Davies. C.C., Maesteg, presided. Introducing his lecture with a number of humorous and in- teresting anecdotes and narratives, he gave some stirring examples of bravery on the part of miners in South Wales, and proceeding maintained that these brave mem who risk their lives to save the lives of their fellows were as deserving of a pension as those who destroyed life on the battlefield. Mr. Davies, in; concluding, mentioned the pithead1 baths question, land pointed' out the moral, econo- mical and hygienic advantages that would ac- crue from the adoption of such institutions. The audience, which was composed of both sexes, was very sympathetic with the lecturer on this point. The lecture was illustrated throughout by excellent lantern views, which were evidently much appreciated. Mr. Jen- kin1 Jones, M.E., Caerau, proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer for his able and in- teresting lecture, and appealed to the young men present to improve themselves in a knowledge of the theory underlying their work by attending the evening classes and thereby making themselves more competent workmen. Mr. Davies. M.E., Coegnant, in seconding, referred to Mr. Henry Davies as a man wflo had consecreated his life for the miner, and said that he felt confident that the lecturer's name would some day be as familiar throughout the world as it was to- day in Wales. COMPETITIVE CONCERT. A competitive concert was held on Novem- ber 4th at the Tabernacle Baptist Chopel, under the auspices of the Mutual Improve- ment Society of that church. The edifice was crowded to its utmost capacity, and the competitions provided keen contests. The open recitation, calls for special mention, the winner creating a perfect furore, indeed there were loud cries for an encore—a very un- usual demand in a competitive gathering. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr. T. Gab- riel, F.T.S.C., Bargoed: recitations. Rev. T. Gwilym Jones, B.D., Maesteg. Mr. Arthur Lloyd. Maesteg, accompanied. Mr. T. W. James presided. The secretarial duties were jointly discharged bv Messrs. J. G. Richard's and W. R. Jenkins, who gave thorough satis- faction. Preliminary tests were held in the vestry. Awards: — Recitation, for children1 under lo, "Mark Anthony's Speech" (Shakespeare): Divided between Masters D. J. Llewellyn! and Trevor Roderick, both of Nantyffvllon. Pianoforte solo, for children under 15. "Dew-drop" (Claude Ridley): Divided between Misses Cor, id we n Rees and S. E. Petty. Solo, for boys or girls under 15. Trust and Obey" (Torrey and Alexander): Master An- thony Thomas. Cwmfelin. Solo, for male or female who had not pre- viously won 20s. 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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL. DISTRESS COMMITTEE TO BE FORMED. APPLICATION TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. PROSPECTIVE WORKS. A special meeting of Maesteg Urban Coun- cil was held on Friday niaht to consider a letter from Councillor John Thomas, check- weigher, Maesteg Deep Colliery, in relation to the unemployed ouestion. There were present- Messrs. A. Hicks. J. Edmunds. J. H. Thomas, G. Davies, J. Howells. J. Thomas. T. Griffiths, T. E. Hopkins* D. Roderick, and J. Be van. Mr. J. Howells was voted to the chair in the absence of Mr. V. Hartshorn. who arrived later in the even inc. The Chairman said the only business on the agenda paper was the question of applying to the Local Government Board for a grant to- wards carrying out work for the benefit of the unemployed in the district. Statistics would afterwards be required by the Presi- dent of the Local Government Board showing how many unemployed there were in the dis- trict and how long they had been out of work, together with a statement of the work intended to be carried out. He thought they would be able to make out a good case, for the mutual advantage of the unemployed and the Council. Money was being granted by the Local Government Board for carrying out work which would otherwise be left un- done for some years, and if the Council se- cured a grant of £ 1,000 they would not be expected to re-pay the whole of it, only part. An application would not in any way be a. precedent, because he remembered that when the fly wheel in the forge broke in the sixties the workmen were all engaged in road mak- ing, though there was no Government grant. Things had altered since then, and now the whole kingdom was prepared to help those districts that were in need. DISTRESS COMMITTEE. Mr. Hicks proposed that, in order to con- form with the requirements of the Local Gov- ernment Beard, that the Council make appli- cation to that body to form itself into a Dis- tress Committee. He understood that after the committee was formed and an application made, the Local Government Board would re- quire statistics relating to the unemployed in the district. Mr. T. Griffiths seconded. Mr. J. H. Thomas asked' whether it was necessary to apply for permission to form a Distress Committee. The Chairman Mr. Scale (the clerk) has written a. note for our guidance in which he says: In case the meeting desires that ap- plication he made to the Local Government Board for a grant, it is desirable that, in ad- dition to such a resolution, a resolution should also be passed to ask for permission to establish a Distress Committee under the Un- employed Workmen's Act, 1905." The motion wa.8 supported by Messrs. T. E. Hopkins, J. Bevan. and J. H, Thomas, and carried. APPLICATION FOR GRANT. Mr. J. H. Thomas thought the meeting would now be in order in making an applica- tion to the Local Government Board for a grant. Members of the Council represented the district by election, and even if the reso- lution was out of order no harm would be done. Mr. Griffiths proposed, and1 Mr. G. Davies seconded, that an application be made. The Chairman: Will you mention any specific sum? Mr. Hicks: I don't think we can. They had proceeded as far as they could at the pre- sent juncture, and they would have to answer questions by the Local Government Board be- fore that body would grant anything, and state what work they proposed to carry out. Mr. J. H. Thomas thought they should ask for all they wanted, and if they were out of order they would soon know about it. At the same time, it might go through slick. Mr. Davies: I don't think we can ask for a particular grant until we have an estimate of the improvements to be carried out. This will be detail to be supplied in the future. Mr. Hopkins thought the meeting should give a. statement of what they proposed to do before applying. Were they going to make roads, parks, or something else? They would have to tell the Board1 how many un- employed there were, whether they were mar- ried or single, and how long they had been in the district. „ MT. Bevan That will be the work of the Distress Committee. Mr. J. Thomas thought it would be neces- sary to get the names of those who were out of work. He added that he had never known Maesteg in such a condition, There were I men out of work who were not allowed to get employment. Everything was shut against them. c The Chairman: Is that so, I Mr. Thomas: Yes, it is perfectly true. The Chairman: I am sorry to hear that. I Mr. Thomas thought it the duty of the Council to do all they could for these men, and not only to send to the Local Govern- ment Board,'but to start, some work at once. Mr. J. H. Thomas: Have we power to do that ? T Mr. J. Thomas There is work we have de- cided to do w.hich is provided for in the esh- nifltos Air J. H. Thomas: Can yo-u tell me, Mr. Chairman, if the sum to be allocated by the Local Government Board is £ oOU.UOU. The Chairman I have read it is. Mr J. H. Thomas: It is estimated there are 100,000 unemployed in the country, and that works out at £ 3 a head. It would not take us over a fortnight. ir The Chairman pointed' out that only ha f the sum voted last year— £ 200,000—was al- lotted.. „ Mr. J. H. Thoma's: But things are accent The Chairman: This £ 100.000 not spent then will be available. Mr J. H. Thomas: I am afraid Mr. John Burns will hold the purse strings pretty tightly again1. The motion to apply for a grant was car- ried unanimously. MnH" REGISTERING THE IMUIIMIIM. Mr. Edmunds thought it would be well to anticipate questionis from the Board and gather information, so that no time ™uldbe lost when they were required to be answered. He thought they should ascertain the number of men and how long they had been out of W °Mr. J. H. Thomas proposed that a commit- too. consisting of Messrs. Hicks, Griffiths, and John Thomas, be formed to prepare statis- tics. They probably had the information al- ^Mr. Hicks thought it probable that some of the men would find emolonnent. and statis- tics prepared now would be out of date when thev were required. He thought the Coun- cil would do better to discuss works needed to be carried out, and instruct- the Suivejoi to prepare estimates of the cost. There were ,a number of unemployed besides colliery workmen. ro ..1 --ifr. J. Thomas thought the first thing to do was to obtain the names of the people out of work, especially those who were not al- lowed to start again through tyranny. Mr. Hopkins did not know that the three members named by Mr. J. H. Thomas would be able to prepare an accurate list of the men out- of work. He proposed that posters be printed inviting those out of work to apply to the surveyor or clerk. It would not be right to prepare a list of names without re- ceiving them from the men themselves. Some of them might- be able to keep them- selves for some time; he hoped and beueved thev would.. T TT Mr. Hicks said he appreciated. Mr. J. ±1. Thomas's proposition: the intention was good; but he did not think it would work satisfactorily. The best test of a man s need of work would be his personal application. Mr Thomas withdrew his proposition, and the motion, of Mr. Hopkins was carried it bei.ng decided to invite applications at the survevor's office on the Monday following, and take names, numbers of dependents, tin,? the applicants had been out of work, and, other particulars. IMPROVEMENTS XEEDED. Mr. J. Thomas thought the Council should show practical1 sympathy bv finding work at once fo.r meil who needed it. He knew of men out of work who had 8 and 9 child- ren to support. The Local Government Board would not be likely to help them un- I less they showed they were doing something. Mr. Davies remarked that a. §-u4t pf mooey was provided in the estimate for the making up of Coegnant-road. and an improvement in Bridge nd-road. The Chairman This is not on the agenda for to-night. Mr. J. Thomas Does not my letter apply to it ? The Chairman The meeting is called to consider an application for a grant. Mr. Thomas That is the clerk's construc- tion. The Chairman said they would be out- of order in passing a resolution, but work was going oil. and the Surveyor had power to em- ploy as many men as he liked at any time. They could discuss the subject, but a reso- lution would be out of order. Mr. Griffiths asked the surveyor what im- provements were provided for. The Surveyor s'aid plans were being pre- pared for the widening of Coegnant-road, but thev had to get the consent of the ground landlord. An improvement was also pro- posed to Dunryn-road. and' there was the widening of Cvmme-r-road as far as the boun- dary of the Glyncorrwg district. Mr Hicks: Could the widening of Cymmer- road be proceeded with immediately? The Surveyor I take it we should have to get the consent of the ground landlord before we could take the additional land. Mr. J. H. Thomas: We have got into hot water over that before. Mr. Hicks: Then there is nothing you could immediately start men on. The Surveyor: No. with the exception of Clastle-street-, which would only employ three men at first. In further discussion., the Surveyor said he could get out plans and estimates of all the work proposed to te done bv the next Thurs- day, and, on the motion of Mr. Edmunds, seconded by Mr. Griffiths, it was resolved to hold a further special meeting on that day (yesterday). WORK, NOT RELIEF. WORK. NOT RELIEF. Mr. Hartshorn said he hoped the Council were going to put facts before the Local Gov- ernment Board; otherwise they would only receive an answer asking for information as to why they wanted a. QTant. The Chairman explained what the Council had already decided. Mr. Hartshorn said they could get informa- tion the next morning as to the number of men out of work at an hours' notice. North's could say how ma.ny men they had thrown out. No-one would contend North s were particularly interested in finding the unem- ployed work, but they could' say how many men they had displaced, and other collieries would give the same information. There were 600 or 700 men out of work without hope of getting it. If there was a lot of corres- pondence the winter would be over before they got a grant. The Chairman: I am sorry Mr. Hirtshorn failed to be present at the early part of the meeting. He might have helped us. Mr. Hartshorn 1 should have been, but I have been endeavouring to prevent another 120 men coming out to-morrow. Mr. J. H. Thomas: That is better work than we have done. The Chairman said they could not rescind resolutions already passed. He was prepared to take resolutions if thev would not trans- gress what had already been done. Mr. J. H. Thomas thought it would be bet- ter to proceed along the lines already decided upon. They would get inform itic-n as to numbers out of work and dependents. He suggested it would' be better for members to keep aloof from one side c-r the other. He found it worked better on the. old relief com- mittees. Mr. Hartshorn said h? hoped Mr. Thomas would get out of his mind any idea that some of them were on one side of the fence and some on the other. As to relief, they wanted work, not relief. Mr. Hopkins -said the Council 1nd been careful not to hurt the dignity of the work- men. The meeting was then adjourned. 4
PROPOSED LLANGYNWYD SCHEMES WORK TO BE PUSHED FORWARD WITH ALL SPEED. At the meeting of the Penybont District Council at Bridgend on. Saturday a letter was read from the secretary of the Local Gov- ernment Board with reference to the appli- cation of the Council for sanction to borrow £2,700 for works of water supply for the hamlet of Llangynwyd Middle. The Board considered that the scheme was generally satisfactory, but the design of the reservoir required amendment in some minor respects, for which purpose the Dlans were returned. The plans were referred to Mr. Jesse Hurley (engineer) for amendment. Rev. H. E. Lewis suggested that the plans should be returned as soon as possible, so that there would be no delay in obtaining sanction. Mr. T. J. Davies agreed with the import- ance of Mr. Lewis's suggestion, having regard to the large amount of unemployment in the Maesteg district at present. Rev. H. E. Lewis pointed out that the Local Government Board had, in many in- stances, expedited works of that description, and if the clerk mentioned the fact of the unemployment at Maesteg, it would mean that the sanction would be immediately given. Mr. T. J. Davies: They have given it by wire in some cases. With regard to the sewer aire scheme for the .same parish, it, was reported that the sanc- tion of the Local Government Board had been received, and the inspector (Mr. atkyn Davies) -reported, that all was now ready for the scheme to be proceeded with. Mr. T. Pienhale proposed that tenders for the work be advertised for. Mr. W. Morgans (Sker) seconded. Mr. T. Butler asked the Council to consider the advisability of carrying out the work by direct labour so that employment might be found for many of those out of work in the Maesteg district through the stoppages of collieries. Mr T. J. Davies proposed as an amendment that the matter be referred to a committee, pointing out that it was introducing a new- method of carrying out schemes, which should be carefully considered. The amendment was carried, but it was afterwards decided, on the motion of Colonel Turberviil, to consider the suggestion at that meeting. Rev. Eynon Lewis remarking that to refer the question to a. committee would mean a loss of time. Colonel Turbervill then proposed. and Mr. Penh-ale seconded, that the. work be carried out by contract. Mr- T. J. Davies nroposed as an amend- ment that the Council carry out the scheme themselves. It was probable, he said. that the venture would cost the parish a little more, but certainly it would be a help to the district, in providing employment. In seconding, Mr. Butler pointed out that if the work was done bv a contractor he would employ a good deal of tramp labour, but the Council would be able to give work to men who were thrown out of wcrk by the colliery stoppages, and who resided perman- ently in the place. Mr. W. Morgans said that, as it was admitted that the scheme would be more ex- pensive if carried out bv direct labour, it should be dealt with by the Parish Council. He pointed out that the parish would have TO find the money. Mr. T. J. Davies: We have to find it for them. Mr. Morgans It comes to the same thing I in the end. Rev. Eynon Lewis said the principal objec- tion he had to carrying out the work by direct labour was that it would involve a heavy capital expenditure in the purchase of J plant, which would be of little use on the completion of the scheme, and would have to be sold for an eighth of the cost. Colonel Turbeirvill did not think the work could be carried out as cheaply or as satisfac- torily by direct labour as by contract. The same number of men would be employed whichever method was adopted. It was pro- bable that the men would not all be from the locality if a contractor carried out the scheme but so far as the general distress was con- cerned the effect would be the same. To adopt the direct labour svstem merely so that a particular number of men might be found work was comparable to cutting -on end of a blanket to sew it on elsewhere. Mr. David Thomas said the Council would have to insure all the workmen if they carried' out the work themselves. Mr. T. J. Davies: A contractor would pro- vide for that in a conti-act. and. besides, no contractor would undertake the work with- out a. substantial amount of profit. Mr. T. Davies (Newcastle Higher) asibedi whether it would not be possible to insert a clause in the contract i roviding for the em- ployment o-f local labour. The Clerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox) replied that the Council could not bind the contrac- tor. or) if the scheme- did not proceed satisfac- torily, he would be able to turn round and say to the Council, I could not get the skiHed labour I wanted in the district." The amendment was defeated by 6 votes to four. Mr. Butler then proposed, as a further amendment that the matter be referred to the parish meeting for its opinion, and Mr. W. Lewis seconded. Colonel Turbervill said he did 'not see any necessity for the adoption of that course, since the Council had decided to carry out the scheme by contract. The amendment was negatived, and, in the end. the motion'—to carry out the scheme by contract—was carried. the Clerk being directed to advertise for tenders.
PROPOSED BILL I-N PARLIAMENT DEFERRED. Forthcawl Urban District Council met on Monday evening, there being present Messrs. David Jo-nes, J.P. (chairman). John Grace, John Elias (Newton), Edmund Herne, T. El- wood Deere, W. J. Jackson. J. L. Lambert, Jas. Coombs. J. Eli-as (Nottage). with the clerk (Mr. E. T. David), the deputy clerk (Mr. W. Chorley), and the surveyor and inspecto,r of nuisances (Mr. A. S. Lilley). PROPOSED BILL. It appeared from the minutes of a. special meeting of the Council in committee that a letter was read from the Local Government Board stating that it was for the Council, as the promoter's of the proposed Parliamentary Bill, to show the- Committee before whom the Bill would go any reasons for exceeding the limits allowed under the Public Health Act for the repayment of loans. and there did not- seem. therefore, to be anv advantage in the deputation of the Council waiting upon one of the Board's representatives.—On the mo- tion of Mr. Lambert, it was decided, having regard to the short- time available, to defer the promotion of the Bill until a future Ses- sion of Parliament. THE RED HOUSE." On the recommendation of the Works Com- mittee it was resolved to apply to the agent for Colonel Gray for permission] to erect a shelter on the site of the old Red House at Newton. •UNFIT FOR HABITATION." The Works Committee, having considered a report by the medical officer of health and inspector, recommended that the attention of the owners be called to the dilapidated condi- tion of the Lias Koad property, and that they be requested to show ca-us-o within 30 days why an order should not be obtained to con- demn the property failing the same being put into repair to the satisfaction of the Council, inasmuch as the houses are not fit for human habitation in their present state." PLANS. Consideration of plans for six houses in Newton-road for Mr. Griffith Griffiths was de- ferred. owing to the line of frontage. RAILWAY FACILITIES. Mr. Elias (Nottage) said he had attended the conference of local authorities in Mid- Glamorgan convened by Mr. S. H. Stock- wood (clerk to the Ugmore and Garw Council), which was to consider the railway facilities in the various districts and to report as to the steps which should be taken to secure an improvement. Each district concerned would be able to prepare a strong case for an improvement, and it was decided that the delegate from each district should take steps to present to a further conference a concise statement of the provisions made by the rail- way company, together with a list of sugges- ted improvements. The conference would then carefully consider the case from each district and decide upon the a.ction to be taken. LOCK'S COMMON SHELTER. Mr. Deere said the shelter in the centre of the Lock's Common was in a filthy state, and was hardly fit for anyone to go into.—The Surveyor assured* Mr. Deere that he would give the matter attention.
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MINERS AND L.R.C. The "Daily Chronicle" Parliamentary oor- respondent says that a dispute has arisen be- tween the Miners' Federation and the Labour Party, as a result of the recent ballot. The Federation has joined the Labour Party, but the miners' members elected as Liberal labour were allowed liberty of action during the present Parliament. The action of the Miners' Federation with nearly 500.000 mem- bers has brought a great accession of strength to the Labour Party, adding £ 5.000 annually to its revenues. The Labour Representation Committee hold that this revenue should im- Committee hold that this revenue should im- I mediately accrue, but it is urged that the miners' members are paid from these funds. and while this is so the expectation that funds should be paid to the Labour Party is ) unreasonable.
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COUNCILLOR RICHARD WATKIXS ELECTED. GLOWING TRIBUTES TO EX-MAYOR. MAYOR S BEREAVEMENT. A great deal of public interest was evinced in the Mayor making ceremony at Cow-bridge Ion Monday, nractically all the available space in the Council-chamber being occupied. The members and officials of the Corporation pre- sent were Councillor T. J. Yorwerth (who presided pro. tern.). Aldermen W. A. James, Edward John, and Lewis Jenkins. Councillors John Williams. David Thomas, W. L. Jen- kins, J. Fickard. C. M. Davies, E. Lewis. Dr. Meller, R. E. Watfeins. 1. Thomas, and F. | Williams: Mr. W. T. Gwyn (Town Clerk), C. J. Gwyn (deputy town clerk). Dr. R. M. Moy- nan (jnedical officer of health), and Mr. W. D. Alexander ^borough surveyor). The attend- ance included a large number of ladies, among whom were noticed Mrs. Yorwerth (the ex-Mayoress). Mrs. W. Brace (wife of Mr. Brace, M.P.). Mrs. Emrvs Davies. Mrs. A. S. Evans. Mrs. W. T. Gwyn, Mrs. J. Williams. Mrs. D. Thomas, Miss Marerett. Miss F. Yor- werth. Miss Alexander, and Miss E. Thomas. ELECTION OF MAYOR. Alderman John proposed that Councillor Richard Watkins be elected Mayor for the ensuing year, i-emarking that he had nomin- ated Mr. Watkins at the private meeting. He did not propose to make any remarks—he (felt the least said the better—except to ex- press the liope that the Council would not only elect Mr. Watkins by a unanimous vote. but would extend him sympathy and support dhiring his year of office. Mr. C. M. Davies seconded the motion. which was carried without discussion. The ex-Mayor, addressing Mr. Watkins. said You have been elected to the high. office of chief magistrate of this borough. I trust that you will have health and strength to carry out the duties of this responsible posi- tion to your own credit and to the satisfac- tion of the members of the Council and the inhabitants of the town. Now that you have been elected, I can assure you of the support of every memoor of the Council, and I confi- dently hope that you will have a very happy year of office." (Applause.) Having signed the customary declaration of acoeptance of office the Mayor retired with the ex-Mayor and Town Clerk, and on his re- turn. wearing the robe and chain of office, he was received with applause. The Clerk read the usual documents, which the Mayor signed before he took the oath. In a brief address he thanked the Council for electing him to that important office, and said he had been re- lieved to find that his election had not been opposed. He hoped he would give satisfac- tion in the discharge of his duties, and that. whatever might crop up during the year, he would receive the sympathy and support of the members. He was assured of the ready assistance of their esteemed Town Clerk, to whom everyone who had passed through that chair owed a debt of gratitude. He would endeavour to discharge the duties of chief maeistrate with justice. ('Appl-v,i3e.') The Town Clerk announced that the Mayor had appointed Councillor Yorwerth as his deputy. ALDERMEN RE-ELECTED. Aldermen Edward John and Lewis Jenkins were unanimously i-e-elected aldermen. In acknowledging. Alderman Jenkins said he had served the town in that capacity for many years, and he was glad to think that he had been an alderman ever since the granting of the new charter, with the excep- tion of two or three years. He looked back over that period with a <Toad deal of pleasure and he would be pleased to serve the town with the same energy in the future as in the past. (Applause.) Alderman John thanked the Council for unanimously re-electing him. remarking that he did not think he -would live long if he had to leave the aldermanic bench. (Laughter.) They all worked for the eood of the town. and he hoped their deliberations would be charac- terised with Tood spirit during the coming year, as they had in the past. (Applause.) THANKS TO THE EX-MAYOR. The Mayor proposed a vote of thanks to Councillor T. J. Yorwerth for the efficient and courteous manner in which he had per- formed his work as Mayor and chief magis- trate during the year. In seconding. Alderman James said the ex- cellent way in which Councillor Yorwerth had carried out his duties made it somewhat diffi- cult for his successor. Not only had Councillor Yorwerth done credit to hirnse11 during his year of office, but he had reflected honour on the town. (Hear, hear.) The work of the Mayor did not end in that room. He was called upon to attend different func- tions. and he thought all would agree that the ex-Mayor had so conducted himself on all occasions as to win the respect of all with whom he had come in contact. (Applause.) Mr. W. L. Jenkins desired to asso- ciate himself with the expressions of appre- ciation of Councillor Yonverth's services. By his ability and tact he had ruled the des- tinies of the town to the satisfaction of all. a-nd he had placed the town in a favourable light with the other corporate bodies of the county. Mir. David Thomas said Councillor Yor- werth had had a busy year of office, and had attended a great many functions, in all of which he had acquitted himself well. Mr. E. Lewis paid a tribute to the Mayoress, who, he said. had been of great as- sistance to her husband on all occasions. Mr. John Williams added his tribute, and Mr. J. Pickard congratulated Councillor Yor- werth upon preserving an excellent tone in the meetings of the Council. During the whole year, he said. there had not been any- thing approaching friction in the meetings of the Council, -for which the controlling in- fluences of the ex-Mayor had been respon- sible. Mr. C. M. Davies said the ex-Mayor had served the town well, and the business had alwavs been conducted so satisfactorily that it was a pleasure to be oresent. Dr. Meller stated that he had always found that punctuality, impartiality, ability, and the utmost courtesy and amiability charac- terised Councillor X'orwerth's conduct of the business. The Council and the burgesses owed no small debt of gratitude to Councillor Yorwerth for the time. energy and money which lie had devoted to their service during the year. Alderman Edward John remarked that the Council made no mistake when they elected Councillor Yorwerth as :\f3yw.. Alderman Jenkins and Councillors F. Wil- liams and I. Thomas surmorted the motion, which was carried with acclamation. COUNCILLOR YORWERTH S REPLY. In acknowledging Councillor Yorwerth said it was a high honour to be elected Mayor, but it was a higher honour to receive the appro- bation of his colleagues at the close of his year of office. The year they had passed through had been a pleasant one. and he had ialways endeavoured to carry out the duties to the satisfaction of his colleagues and the inhabitants of the town. He felt indebted to every member of the Council who had so loyally and ungrudgingly supported him, for without their support it wouid have been im- possible for him to accomplish his task. He felt greatly obliged to every official of the Corporation, and they deserved credit for the way in which they had worked during the crisis they bad passed thror.eh. (Applause.) The routine business was then proceeded with. MAYORS SAD BEREAVEMENT. Much sympathy was extended to the Mayor, whose father (Mr. Richard Watkins) was lying in beyond hope of recovery at the moment he was being elected to the chief office of the town. AN hope had been gneu ■up by his medical attendant on the day. but Mr. Watkins lingered on until v> nesday morning, when he r,assed away. The deceased was an old resident of the boroug i. and carried1 on the tai'oring and <yutnttiag business in High-street in oart/nerBhup wi his son. He had been able to attend to busi- ness until a month or so ago. 1,0 member of the Calvin.istie Methodist- Church. The funeral will take place on Saturday at Llamblethian.
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MOXEY STOLEN FROM POST OFFICE. FORMER GARW MAN CHARGED. The Post-office at Llanharranj which is car- ried oil in conjunction with a grocer's shop, has been broken into. and a sum of JE28 8s. 6td. taken from the till. It appears that some boys recently broke a pane of glass in the window of the shop door, and the burglar, evidently put his hand through the hole and unfastened the latch, thus effecting an en- trance. The only clue to the man was a knife he left behind. This was identified- as the property of a lodger who had left Llan- harran and a description of the man was is- sued. William Poole, alias William Andrews, labourer, Llainharran. latelvof Pontycymmer, was charged at Cowbridjre Police-court on Tuesday with burglary at Llanharran Post- office, and stealing the aim of C28 8s. 6!¿.. the property of the r-ostmaster, W. Hopkins. Prisoner was arrested in Worcester, when be had £ 9 19s. 7^d. with hi in. He also wore a new suit of clothes, tmrchased, it is alleged, with the proceeds. He was remanded in cus- tody for a week.
TUG SUNK OI f RHOOSE POINT. The tugboat Activ. belonging to William, Guy and Co.. of Cardiff, was early on Friday run down below Barry by the ss. TresIUiam. belonging to Messrs. Foster. Hain and Co., of Cardiff and St. Ives. The tugboat was sunk, but the crew were saved and landed at Barry. It seems that the collision occurred while the Activ was cruising off Rhoose. -and the force of the impact was so great that the vessel im- mediately began to settle down, and sank within ten minutes or quarter of an hour. Most of the hands were on deck at the time, but realising the dancer of the immediate foundering of the vessel, the crew of the Tres- silian threw down ropes over the bows. and in this way six scrambled up over the stem of the steamer and were rescued. The seventh, a fireman, named Thomas, jumped into the sea soon after the collision and was picked up in an exhausted condition after being in the water about 20 minutes bv another tug. thf Sea Fisher, of Newport, which was cruising in the vicinity at the time. Later on the See Fisher took the other six men from the ■silian. which was inward bound to Newport, and landed them at Barry.
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