LLANTWIT MAJOR Result of Prize Drawing.—The following are the prize winners in the drawing for the benefit of William Baldwin. Llantwit Major —574; 732 389; 781; 687; 312; 652; 867 1192; 658; 349; 590; 909- 840; 413; 34'. 974; 312; 861; 1115. The Institute.—On Monday evening at the Institute, a crowded audience ab; bled and listened1 attentively to an. excel lecture delivered by the Rev. H. E. J ( Wesleyan Minister, Cowhridge, on Ter son- and his Works." One of the proofs good lecture is to find it so highly interest that the hour which occupies its delivery passes too quickly away. From bepimrinff to end the lacturer held the attention of ail present, as he. gave a ma.sterfulland extent- sive survey cf the poet, who might himself have belonged to the "spacious times of great JM'izabet-n, so stately are some of his idyls, so quaint and dainty are many of his lyrics. Mr. Jolm revealed an intimate knowledge of .Tennyson s works, and was a discursive ex- ponent of his powers. T Tennyson as a rule appeals to the fervid Welsh, who alwavs feel a kindly interest in the leading: laureate of the Victorian age, because he selected many of his heroes, heroines, and scenes from the Arthurian, period when Geraint and Enid, Cardiff and "old Oaerleon upon Usk" were prominent in romance and history. It ap- pears^ that Mir. John is a "thorough Welsh- man," bailing^ from the stronghold of Aber- dare, and he deserved the hearty congratula- tions he obtained from the audience. "He did kindly in bringing his lecture to the Vale of Glamorgan, whose charms inspired Dafydd Ap Gw, iJi,}.-m the laureate of Wales, in the fourteenth century to sing OIL and of the south. Discussion was invited, though on; some occasions this seems almost superfluous. A well thought-out lecture upon an import- ant subject is a privilege to be valued, and it is not customary to criticise good and special gifts. But discussion is a rule of the Insti- tute, and it is a most refreshing brain-stimu- lant and exercise, especially when, to use judi- cial phraseology, it does not descend to irre- vclancy. Those who ably sustained the idis- cussion were the Rev. Owen Davies, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church: Rev. B. T. Evans, pastor of the Tabernacle C.M. Church; Mtr. Thomas Morgan. Parish Councillor E. T. Lloyd, and Mr. D. Morgan Rees. secretary of the. Institute. We hone that still more of the inhabitants of this town will avail them- selves of the privilege offered to members of the Institute, who, free of charge with the ex- ception of th.e annual and very nominal sub- scription, may hear lectures, addresses, and debates, which lift the mind above the petty commonplaces of daily life.
THE PANORAMA. A new disease.—" And what is he suffering from, William ?" asked the sympathetic en- quirer at Ogmore Vale. Conjunction of the stomach/' was Williams's innocent reply. The ho-useholders of Porthcawi include sixty-three women voters. If the "women !held the same proportion, all over the coun- tJry, they would soon bring anti-suffragette men to their knees. A man who was out of work asked a "West "Wales' small farmer for employment, and re- ceived the following reply:—" The man that is here has not come yet. but if he does not come before breakfast, you can start at once." Extraordinary energy has recently been manifested in- Porthcawi, with the result that in something less than a fortnight no fewer than live organisations were brought intoexis- tence, viz., a fire brigade, a B.W.T.A. ibranch, a branch of the Y.M.C.A., a male •voice party, and a town golf chi b. At fifteen years of age Sir Alfred Jones was working ea-rlT and i&te in the- office of Messrs. Laird, Fletcher and Co. The Chairman of Messrs. E'kler's attributes his success in a large measure to the fact that he devoted the Spare time- at his disposal to studying in. the evening classes of the Liverpool College. The punsters findl JIT. Brace s name too ternc'tin-cr to leave alone. Mr. Jaokmu'ii, at the N.U.T. meeting on Friday, was asked to deai with the subject allotted to Mr. Brace in- ttart Member's absence. He commenced by telling the- audience that he represented three men1—;i Brace and a man. a Jack-man. Superstitious ideas still1 tinge" in the coun- try. At the public meeting at Porthcaw-1 on Tbiwsday evening: a proposal was mads to op-en- the new Institute on Jairaarv 1st, whereupon a boy of 15 moved an amendment that the institution be owned on the first Monday because Friday was- an unlucky day. The amendment, although '"received with roars of laughter." was carried. One of the oldest posting-masters in South Wales is Mr. John Llewellvn-. of Bridgend, now retired from ousiness. For many years he was a familiar figure outside the Bridgend Railway Station, He has manv interesting He remembers the construc- tion of the Strath Wales line. and during that time frequently met in the course of his bnsi- ness the famous engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunei', und'er whose supervision the line was made, and' of whom a -reminiscence appears in the Suppl|ement issued with this edition. A Maesteg mistress was exceedingly vigor- ous in her opposition, to a motion at the N.U.T. meeting .tni Saturday, and in her de- fence of the pupil teacher. On the vote being taken she raised both hands, and, perceiving that a. ladyhiend sitting immediately behind her, was not voting she struck her on the head, exclaiming "Why don't you vote, gel?"' When the kughtcr had subsided, the chair- man rose. with great solemnity, and warned the Maestegian against the intreduction of "suffragette" tactics into the enlightened circle of educationalists. Miss Gawtho-rpes performance at Bethania has evidently had a far-reaching influence. A clergyman of my acquaintance," writes Mr. D. Basil James, of Pen coed, "was a short while ago spending a few days at 'a farmhouse" between Sundays.1 Returning home, a farm-servant was sent to carry the rev. gentleman's bag to the station', and, as they were somewhat 1'ate for the train, the farmers lad went on in front to purchase a ticket, having strict instructions to take a. second' class. But the lad somehow forgot, end the vicar's wrath became kindled. You foolish lad- he remarked: did I not dis- tinctly ask you to take me a second-class?' 'Yes, sir,' replied- the farmer's boy, 'but I thought a third would be cheaper, and quite as quick.' Mr. William Brace, M.P., told' an amusing story about his little son at a farmers' gather- ing in the Vale recently. One day the hon. member and a. well-known Monmouthshire aMermfwi were engaged in deep discuss ion- over the land question, when suddenly in rushed Brace minor from play. Oh, futhl("r." cried the youncster, "one of the boys outside wants you to write your name in his album." All right, my boy," replied M'r. Brace, but not now I am busy." But he wants you to do more than that, father: fee wants you to take the book to London and get the other members of Parliament to write an it." Oh, I cannot do that," said the member for South Glamorgan. "He says he wiH pay you far it," persisted the lad; be wiN give you a ha'penny for every name you get. and if you can get Mr. Asquith's you shall have tuppence." Mr. John. Foster Fraser, in an article on Mabon, describes the leader of the South Wales miners as a bulbous njan. Here is Bone of Mi-. Fra-ser's vivid description —"He takes a large size in chairs. His girth is elephantine. His waistcoat is as commodi- ous as a golf cape. I can just imagine Mabon. rolling along a Dit bottom, but I cannot ima- gine hiim crawling. I have half an idea, though, thaftr the fyilly surface of South Wales is due to Mabon's wfrisredine underground in iiis mining da vs. Though bulky he is nimble. He is as ruddy faced as a farmer. He has 1 t laughed much andf grown ponderously fat. When he chuckles he Quivers like a blanc- mange in a dining car. He sings. Once the Welsh members had a little dinner to themselves within the wecincts of the Palace of Westminster.' No common Eng- lishman wis allowed admission. But sud- denly up the stairs and' through the corridors came the sound of deen-throated melodv. It "was Mabon singing. Men: forsook the House and stood in the passage to listen. He sang in Welsh." An amusing featuTe of Alderman T. J. Hughes's addresses on the Intermediate School speech davs is his collection of school- boy 'howlers." This year he gave the follow- Whi&ter invented' Whittier's Almanack. Captain Cook was a traveller and invented tickets for travelling in foreign countries. Eau de vie—running water. Soteci&m—the theory that the planets are made of pieces broken off from the sun. Gog and Magog—the beginning a/rud the end. Shibboleth—a lame prince in the Bible. Viva Voce-The human voice, also the other way about. Apropos is a little animal in the ground. Pamassusi—a mountain in Rome, which is used for small excursions. Carte Blanche—a menu card. Ad nauseam-at birth. Ad! lib—as in the beginning. Tempus fugit—frightful times, a time of war, a quick temper, the tempest rages. Deo volente—don't be violent, or give him another chance. Reductio ad absurdum—ridicule is absurd.
THE PROPERTY MARKET. At the Angel' Hotel, on Saturday, Messrs. Michael Davies and Richards offered the Royal Oak Inn, Aberkenfig, now occupied as a private dwelling-house, held for 99 years from 1878 a.t a ground rental of £5. The property was sold for £150 to Mr. A. Jones, Aberken- fig. Messrs. Stockwood and Williams, Bridg- end, were the solicitors for the vendors.—At the Navigation Hot-el, Caerau. Messrs. Michael Davies and Richards offesred three leasehold dwellings, Nos. 19, 20, and 31 Wes- ley-street. Caerau. which were withdrawn at £175 each. Subsequently Nos. 19 and 20 were sold at that figure. The premises are each let at 25s. per calendar month, and held for 99 years from 1906, at a ground rental of 20s. per iwjuse.—At the Porthcawi Hotel on Wednesday, Mr. Harry F. Lambert offered for salie the freehold premises known as Mel- bourne House, Philadelphia-road, Porthcawi, now occupied by Miss Osman, and the pro- perty was knocked down- to M'r. George Lane, South-road, Potrtbcawl, for £280, Mr. W. Pikrrim Morris. Ptontycymmerr, was the solici- tor fur the vendor.
GILFACH GOCH. S PbEoe Changes.—P.C. Edward Young, who bias been stationed1 at GiMach for nearly 12 months -has been removed to Tony pa tidy, and P.C. Crov. civ • who is a native of Pena-rth, has been appointed' in his stead.
STRUGGLE WITH A MADMAN. « EXICITING INCIDENT AT BRIDGEND. An exciting incident occurred at Bridgend Ion Tuesday evening in the shape of a. wrestle between an escaped hinatic and a police-can- stable. It appears that an inmate oi Pare Gwylit, a burly fellow, with dangerous ten- dencies, who was working in. the asylum grounds as a. carpenter, effected his escape by rushing through the gates. An alarm was at once given, and a search of the dis- trict commenced. One of the attendants. cycling along Coity- road. saw a man near the Litohard Crces- i-c,:ids whom he suspected was the madman. The man w<:s swinging a hammer in his right hand, and the official, deemantg discr etion the better part of valour, came on to Bridgend and reported the matter to the police. P.C. E. T. Daviea accompanied the- attend- ant along the Coity-road in the direction of the Asylum. They had not proceeded far when they saw the madman coining towards them stiS swinging a hammer. P.C. Davies, who was in plain clothes, walked on ahead quietly, pretending to be an ordinary pedes- trian, an.4 as the unsuspecting m.aniac was passing him he spran<? noon him and secured him. The man struggled violently, and tried to use the hammer, but the attendant, rush- ing up. got hold of his arm and took it away. In a pocket of the lunatic's coat was a very sharp chisel. He was taken by P.C. Davies and the pttendant to the noTice station, and was subsequently oonveved back to the asy- lum. He is a Swansea man.
ALLEGED BURGLARY AT WATERTON —♦ LOXKLY WIDOW S HOUSE ROBBED. BRIDGEND MEN SENT TO PRISON. Benjamin Rose, greengrocer and a well- knowii, local boxer, and Herbert Williams, journeyman saddler, were charged at Bridg- end, on Tuesday (before Messrs. J. M. Ran- d-ail# and Vv. Edwards), with breaking aaid ■entering the dwedldng-house of Elizabeth Thomas, a widow residing alone at Wateaton, near Bridgend, on the 9th inst., and steal- ing a china piate, two tin bowls, and a bottle of wine from the pantry. Evidence was given by Mrs. Thomas -as to securing the premises on the Wednesday night. When She oame downstairs on Thurs- day morning she found the pantry window broken, and the goods mentioned in the charge were found in the garden. Police-constable E. T. Da vies gave evidence of arrest. When charged at the Po'Iice-sta- tioar, Rose said, Yes. we went there to- gether. I buoke the windbw and tcok some of the things out." Williams said, I stood behind Ben while he was breaking the win- dow, and I pulled oolme of the things out also. We wanted money. and intended getting in- side for it, but we thought we heard some- thing, and went away." The Chairman said it was a very serious charge, but it would be reduced to larceny, and prisoners would, be sent to prison for two montiis' hard labour.
DEER LEAP OYER CLIFFS. FIVE ANIMALS DASHED TO DEATH AT SOUTHERN DO WN. The herd of red deer, at Dunraven Park, Southerndown, were being rounded up by the estate employees on Wednesday, when two of the animals, in order to get clear of their would be captors, made a dash, and leapt over the cliffs. They were dashed to death on the jagged rocks beneath. On Monday the herd was being; rounded up in order to secure some animals for St. Donate Castle, when three does met with a similar fate.
"MAN IN THE IRON MASK." It will be irememhered that in August last the "Man in the Iron Mask" passed through Bridgend, staying for the night at the Castle Hotel. He represented that he was making a tour of the world for a wager of 100,000 doIlers. the chief conditions being that he was to remain, unidentified, to earn his livelihood, by sening post cards and pamphlets, and to marry a wife. The latter he represented to have done at the time he arrived at Bridg- end1. The man has now given up his so- called undertaking, and pleaded guilty to a tremendous hoax. He admits that he pre- pared! his scheme whilst in penal servitude, and obtained money to procure his outfit from the man who became his assistant, to whom he promised, in lieu of wages, a third of his -akii.gs He was a married man be- fore starting the journey. The reason he gave up the walk is detailed in one of this week's periodicals as follows:—"1 have been wearing this helmet daily for ten months—a weight of 41b. 5oz. I have wheeled the per- ambulator—which weighed lewt. lib.—a dis- tance of 2,400 miles. The strain began to tell upon me. My eyes ached, and I suffered with racking plains in my head. On several occasions I fainted by the roadside, and sometimes I was even confined to my bed for ¡. two or three days at a. stretch. And then my wife insisted that I should give up the walk. I should have liked to have continued with it, but circumstances were too strong for me. I had to cancel arrangements I had made to appear at several music-halls when I left Wolverhampton" a few weeks ago. In conclusion, I can assert, without fear of con- tradiction, that I have oaid my way, and supported myself, my wife, and my assistant, the horses and atte-p-dants I employed, en- tirely from the sale of mv cards and pamph- lets, and that I have received nothing in the I shape of charity from the first day of my itinerary."
BRIDGEND AND DISTRICT RUGBY I LEAGUE. The following are the League matches and I referees for tomorrow (Saturday), to be played on the ground of the fir.3t-nar.ied — Nantymoel v. Llanharran; referee, Mr. H. Thomas. Tondu. Bridgend II. v. Gilfach Gooh; Mr. T. Ben- net. Tondu. Ce-fn Cribbwr v. Pontycyrnmer; Mr. C. J. Hopkins, Llantwit Major. I LEAGUE TABLE TO DATS. Points Total Playetl Won Lost Drawn For Ac'st P'ntx Playetl Won Lost Drawn For Aj/st P'tttx Maesteg Rangers 8 5 1 2 45 9 .12 Nantymoel 7 5 1 1 43 .13 .11 Llanharran 7 4 1 2 33 7 .10 NantymoelExcel.10 4 5 1 20 .35 9 Blaenjfarw 10 3 4 3 24 .23 9 Pontycymmer. 8 4 3 1 17 .23 9 Giifach Goch 4 2 1 1 17 9 5 Cefn Cribbwr 5 1 2 2 12 .23 4 BridgendII 5 1 3 1 13 .25 3 Caerau United 3 0 2 1 3 .24 1 LlangynWyd 2 0 2 0 0 .21 0
HOCKEY NOTES. I Bridgend! still maintains its reputation as the leading town in •the Principality in ladies' hockey. The Ladies' Hockey Ciub is run- ning very strongly. having won eleven matches out of the even dozen played this I season. Two members of the C'lab, Mii,s Gladys Harris and Miss Elsie Lloyd, have been honoured by inclusion in the South Wales XI., while Miss Aiarjorie Randall amd Miss May Singer, two other members, figure ,among the reserves. The County School Girls' XI. is running with equal strength, and has won eight out of ten matches. The captain. Miss Given LougheT. was chosen to olav in thf>- "Interna- tional trial match, while three other girlis were selected to nllav in the Schools' East v. West trial motr-h. On Tuesday South Wales Ladies met Here- ford on the Whitchurch Ground, and were defeated by six goals to two. The South Wales team included Misses Gladys Harris, Elsie Lloyd, and May Singer. A mixed hockey match took nlace on the Coychurch Ground on Wednesday between Mr. Lewis Thomas's Bridgend Team and the Rev. George Jenkins's St. Athran Team, the locals winning by 7 goals to 1. Scorers for Bridgend were Miss GTadvs Harris, Miss May Singer, Mass Marjorie Randall, and Stanley Harris and' Roy Jenkins. W Edwards shot the St. Athan's goal. The pick of the St. Athan's team were Mrs. Jenkins and Miss Edith Harry at, forward. Misses Mabel Keraian and Laura Williams at back, and Mr. Priestly in goal.
MAESTEG DISTRICT COUNCIL. Mr. V. Hartshorn, J.P., presided at a meeting of the Maesteg District ouncil on Tues,day evening, other members present being Messrs. D. Davies, J. P. Gibbon, J.P., J. Roderick, J. Edmunds, G. Davies, T. E. Hopkins, J. H. Thomas, J.P.. J. Bevan, J. Howells, A. Hicks, T. Lewis, J. Thomas, and J. R-ees, with the olerk (Mr. R. Scale), the surveyor (Mr. J. Humphreys), and the sani- tairy inspector (Mr. Howells). TOWN HALL. Captain Lemon, of the Salvation Army, wrote thanking the Council for allowing the use of the Town-ha-il on Sunday last. May God abundantly bless you," concluded the letter. The secretary of the Maesteg Conservative Club wrote asking for the fee charged- for the use of the Hail on the occasion of a meeting m support of Tariff Reform to be refunded. in support of Tariff Reform to be refunded. Mr. Gibbon: What has been the practice was a lariff Reform meeting by Conservatives I don't think any fee has been charged.—Mi". J H. Thomas: Was this a political "meeting ? —Mr. Gibbon I attended the meeting. it was a Tariff Reform held by Conservatives, and all the arguments were olenrlied bv Con- servative reasoning.—Mr. Hopkins said he was plea,sed to know Mr. Gibbon was- inter- ested in Tariff Reform.—Mr. J. H. Thomas I am a Tariff Reformer, but why did not these pec pie ask for the hari free in the first pl,oe? —On the motion* of Mr. Hopkins. it WAS de- cided to refund the. fee. Mr. C. H. Lewie, local I.L.P. secretary, wrote stating that at a meeting of dele-gates representing branches of the I.L.P. in Maes- teg and the district, the refusal of the Coun- cil to grant the use of the hall for a Sunday meeting was considered, and' he was instruc- ted to respectfully recmest the Council to al- \I()W three representatives to attend a Council itieeting as a deputation.—The Chairman■: I don't know that it would be a wise poHcv'to allow everybody to come here and disc-uss matters on which they do not agree witn us. but if the deputation wants to raise new points and make explanations'. I see no rea- son why Ave should not receive them. Mr. Gibbon If we open the door in this way, any question defeated in the Council would be I'ikelv to bring a deputation here.—It wns de- cided to decline an interview. The Maesteg and District Teachers applied for the loan of the Council's fla<?s.—-Mr. Gib- I bon I move we lend them on the condition I that. they be washed. (Laughter.) They won't be much decoration unless they are cleaned.—The application was granted. I Messrs. Poole wrote stating that it would be necessary to darken the windows of the Town-hall for a performance to be given shortly in the afternoon. Thev proposed to provide dark blinds, a.nd asked the Council to furnish brackets to prevent the disfigurement of the wall's by nails.—Mr. Gibbon^: I move that Mr. Poole. be granted permission to affix brackets- under the supervision of the sur- veyor.—Mr. Bevan seconded1, and the motion was carried. DLFFRYN ROAD IMPROVEMENT. A letter was rend from Mr. Thomas Evans, owner of property in D jffryn-road, stating that he had not been served with notice he- fore-hand that a road widening, was to be carried- out, but he had no intention of pre- venting the widening subject to certain work being carried out. A list of the require- ments was enclosed. The Surveyor said he did not think there was anything unreasonable in the require- ments, with one exception. Mr. Gibbon: It is a thousand pities these things are not attended to before the work is started. We have arranged with the land- ow ner, and now we have the leaseholder coin- insr to us. Mr. Hopkins: What recompense do the Council get for carrying out this wOTk? I The Surveyor: A rro-cd slice of land. Mr. Gibbon A piece that it of no use to anybody. The Chairman We are getting what we get from everyone else. I surmose, as little as possible for as much as Possible. A committee, consisting of Messrs. Gibbon. Howelfe ard Hopkins, was appointed to inter- view Mr. Evans. HEALTH OF THE DISTRICT. Dr. Walter Kirkby, medical officer of health, in his monthly report, stated that there had beer 34 deaths, giving a death-rate of 17.06 per annum. The infant mortality was very heavy, since half the total deaths were of children under the age of one year. There were 89 births, which equalled a rate of 44.1. Eight cases of infectious diseases had occurred, including five of scarlatina. Reports were presented from the medical officer and the inspector of common lodging- houses on a visit which had' been paid to the Model." In the bedrooms there were 64 beds. one in excess of the proper number. Sixty-two of the beds were occupied. There were 13 pei-sons in the kitchen. The small- est number of cubic feet airspace in any of the rooms was 320 per person, which was 20 feet above the- requirement of the Local Gov- ernment Board. Mr. J. H. Thomas said the average number of occupants during November was only 51. The Sanitary Inspector mentioned that the bye-law s prohibited the keener of a common lodging-house allowing a kitchen to be used as a bedroom. The keener said he would not let the people in the kitclien go to bed be- cause they were infirm or dirty. It was decided to send a copy of the reports to the proprietor. BUILDERS IRREGULARITIES. Mr. A. Newman, builder, attended the meeting at the request of the Council to ex- plain why he had allowed two new houses in Court-street to be occupied be-fore the road was made up. It seemed that the Council had passed the plans on this condition after receiving an undertaking from Mr. Newma-n. Mr. Newman said he understood that the Margum Estate intended making the road up at once. He had sold the houses, and told I the purchasers that he had not got an occupa- tion certificate, but he did not tell them of the undertaking he gave the Council. Mr. Hicks thought Mr. Newman had been guilty of taking a mean :advant,age- of the Council, and if there was a penalty it should be imposed. After Mr. Newman had left, Mr. Gibbon moved that the clerk write expressing the Council's dissatisfaction with the course lie had adopted. The Chairman Will you ask him not to do the same with the other four houses? Mr. Gibbon said he proposed his motion because the S3me thing was allowed to go on in a new district—a continuation of Turber- vill-street and Duke-street. The same thing applied to Caerau. M'r. Gomer Da vies The requirements have been met in Turbervill-street. The sewers L are laid and the rough metalling is down. The Purveyor: There are several plans on the table now marked Not in order," for the same- reason. Mr. David Davies said the people who bought houses-—working men—suffered when the Council allowed the houses to be built be- fore the roads were completed. There were miles of road which oug-ht to have been done. Mr. J. H. Thomas said it was the same old sons which had been going on ever since he had been a member of the Council. He sug- gested, facetiouslv. that they should go on ill: the same arcadian sort of way. Ml-. David Davies (vehemently): No., Mr. Chairman. I sav weo should insist on Toads being made before houses are put up. Mr. Gibbon's resolution- was: carried. CONTRACTOR'S THREAT. Mr. Rogers, contractor for clearing ground at Cwmfelin for sewage filtrati-ifa, wrote that unless his bills of account were paid for cutting, felling, and stacking of trees at the expiration of seven days lie would he com- pelled to place the matter in the hand's of his solicitor. M'r. Gibbon poinf&d -ut that the contract include^ "up-rooting" > well. He had visi- ted the ground, ard was not satisfied the up- rooting had been properly done. Mr. Howells supported this view. A committee was appointed to examine the specifications and see whether they had been carried out. COLLECTOR S COMPLAINT. Mr. Daniel Evans, rate-collector, said his attention had been called1 to a statement made at rtbe last meeting of the Council to the effect that the list of rates not recoverable for the last year had' not been submitted to the Council. This was contrary to fact. The list was submitted' to the Finance Committee on' the 12th June, very carefully gone into, t I and the committee's report was adopted on June 16th. He thought it would be kinder to officials if members ascertained the facts before making statements. Mr. J. H. Thomas said no statement was made. A question was asked, and there was no satisfactory answer. It was decided to send an explanation to this effect to Mr. Evans. SEPTIC TANKS. An invitation had been sent to the firm which supplied the septic tanks at the Cwm- felin Sewage Works to make an examination in view of complaints which had been received as to ineffectiveness. A reply was read stat- ing that a fee of five guineas would be re- quired for the examination, in addition to first class railway fare. Very little profit, the writer added, was made on the contract, and the firm could not afford to send a re- presentative for nothing. ilr. J. H. Thomas said Maesteg was a pioneer place for the firm in. South Wales, and it was in their interests to see the tanks worked: all right. He moved that a reply be ee-nt to that effect. OLD AGE PENSIONS. M.T. Howells reported that a deputation of the Council waited upon the County Pensions Committee and requested that a separate sub- committee be granted for Maesteg. The committee agreed to the request-,t subject to the approval of the Glyn-ccrrvvg Council. (Applause.) The Chairman expressed! his satisfaction with the result of the application. Maesteg, ho -said,^ was a sufficiently important district to justify a separate subcommittee. Air. J. H. Thomas mentioned that the sub- committee had 70 applications to deal with, before Christmas. PUBLIC LAMPs. On the motion of Mr. Lewis, it was decided to obtain a quotation from the Gas Company for lighting the street lamps in the early morning, when men aire proceeding to work' during: the five nights of the month on which thev are not at present lit. COkGNANT ROAD. It was decided to proceed' at once with the .1 widening of Coegnant at the part- to which the sanction of the leaseholders and land owner has been given, and to apply for simi- lar permission from the G.W.R. Co. who own the remaining land required. Mr. Gibbon moved that the work be carried out by "piece." This would enable the melli engaged to earn more money. The Chairman: I daresay the men would not object, but there is the difficulty of ar- ranging a price. Mr. Gibbon: The Giyncorrwg Council are paying 7d. per yard, and the men are earning excellent money. Mr. Bevan advocated the putting out of the work to a contractor. Mr. Gibbon: At Glyucorrwg every man is his own contractor. Mr. Howells: It would mean three or four men working together. Mr. Gibbon Ves. Mr. David Davies seconded Mr. Gibbon's motion. Mr. Hicks proposed, and Mr. Gomer Davies seconded, that a day wage be. paid. Mr. Gibbon Then I hone to goodneiss you will get more work than you have had from those men in Duffryn-road. Mr. Gibbon's motion to carry out the work by "piece" was carried' bv eight votes to six. The Surveyor What is the price to be offered ? The Chairman That is a matter for you. The Surveyor The price I think suitable might not suit. Mr. Gibbon said the Glyncorrwg surveyor would give assistance. Mr. Hopkins asked whether it would be ad- visable to advertise for men. Mr. Hicks These are only obstructive tac- tics. Mr. Gibbon: I don't think any member of the Council has a right to my anything of the kind. 'I am doing it on principle, and the adjoining Council aTe employing 150 men in this way. Mr. Hicks: We are placing the surveyor in an unfair position in asking' him to fix prices. The Chairman said he believed in piece work if satisfactory prices could be arranged, and he believed the men: would agree with it. Mr. Hopkins: What! You agree with piece work? The Chairman Certainly. I don't see there is any objection to it. Don't you? Mr. Hopkins: Certainly not. It was not believed in in the respectable society I be- longed to. They believed in day work. Mr. Gibbon Is it in order to. discuss trade union principles? The discussiom then dropped. THE CWMDU PITS. Mr. Gibbon offered on behalf of Messrs. North's to bring electric lamps from the new works at Cwmdu to the Council's road if the Council would put gas l'amns along their own road. There was practically no road at all, and it was a very serious matter for the men having to travel over the ground in the dark. I Mr. Hicks proposed, and Mr. David Davies seconded, that the surveyor be asked to re- port on the matter.
COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS. A meeting of the Governors of Bridgend County School was held on Wednesday, there being present Aider man T. J. Hughes (chair- man), Messrs. S. H. Stockwoocl, George Harris. J. Roderick, and Michael Davies, with the clerk (Rev. H. E. Lewis), and the headmaster (Mr. J. Rankin).-It was resolved to request that a banking account sbould, be opened in connection with the games fund.- Mr. stockwood's name was added to the com- mittee appointed to deal with the headmas- ter's report on the Central' WTeleh Board ex- aminations, etc.-A letter was read from Dr. James intimating that it had been resolved not to grant any more scholarships and bur- saries cut of the Howells' surplus fund. The Clerk stated that he had inquired1 whether this decision would apply to this year, inas- much as the committee had approved of three scholarships and three bursaries to Bridgend students, and he had received a reply that these would not be interefered with, the com- mittee's decision applvinc to future yeans. It was decided to write the committee roe- questing an explanation- why these scholar- ships and bursaries, which were a help to the school, were discontinued'.—The Chairman said the county architect had now been direc- ted to report on the ouestion of the ventila- tion of the school.—It was stated that the work of erecting the temporary block for pupil teachers was now in hand on land ad- joining the school, and the. Clerk was directed to communicate with the clerk to the County Council' as tct the arrangements for cleaning, the headmaster being directed to report on whether the additional rooms could be effec- tively cleaned by the present caretaker tÍrnr ad- dition to his other duties.
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FFORDDYGYFRAITH. To the Editor. Sir,—Will you kindly aHow me a little space in your valuable paper to call the at- tention of the-Penyb-ont Rural District Coun- cil to Heol Fforddygyfraith," which is in a very bad state? To the inhabitants of Fforddygyfraith, and to a large number of workmen who daily use this road, especially during the winter season, it is a common thing to find one particular part covered with water about 1ft. to 18 inches deep. Along- side the road are six bouses, the occupiers of which find it impossible to get to their pre- mises without going almost knee-deep in water. It should not be forgotten that a large number of children are compelled to use the ro-ul daily in to attend school. I may add that the road is in a bad condition from, the Row" right UP to the New-road. I feel sure there is not a road in the whole of the rural district area so bad. I am writing this because I feel that the ratepayers ot Fforddygyfraith are entitled to the same benefit as other ratepavers in the district. Hoping this matter will be seriously taken up by the Council, with a view to putting things right before the winter is past, I am, I etc GEORGE MYERS.
LLANTWIT MAJOR FAT STOCK SALES Mr. HoWell Williams on Monday held his twelfth"aniiiual sale of Christmas fat stock at the White Lion Auction Mart, and it proved to be one of the largest and most successful sales ever held at Lrantwit Major. A finer collection of stock has never been offered for sale, and the farmers of the Vale 'are to be heartily congratulated upon the prime and uniform quality of all entries, particularly as keep has been so short this season. The en- tries in all departments were above the aver- age, and the following prices were realised Mr. W. R. Board's champion prize ox £ 3o 10s., which, after keen competition, was pur- chased by Mr. George Burnett, Barry; Ma-. Board's average for a nice lot of polls was E27 each.- Amongst other notable collections were Mr. Evan Thomas's (Splott; 10 cattle, averaging £ 24 each, the. highest price being E27 Messrs. Rees Bros., Plymouth House, 622 each: Mr. T. Wilde, St. Donats, JE21 each; and the veteran, Mr. J. Lewis, Brigam, nineteen Herefordis, averaging C 19 each. Entries were ateo received from the following well-known feeders —Messrs. E. Thomas, Sutton; T. Jones. Picket; Rees Thomas, Bo vert on Place; C. Williams, Llanmaes: Ar- thur Thomas, LI an macs: T. Morgan, Mar- cross; D. Radcliffe, Water ton Court, Bridg- end; Edward Honkin-s. Waterton-; T. Watts, Llanmihangel; J. Board, Sheepleys; Llew- ellyn Yorath, Tynycaia J. Thomas, Mill Farm; E. Jones, Monkton Illtyd Williams. Castle ton; J. S. Thomas, Llantwit Major; Llewellyn Thomas. Penyrheol: T. Williams, Stall Court; and others, whose cattle realised from £ 15 to JE23 each. There was an excel- lent attendance of buyers from all parts, keenest competition, and a clearance easily effected at advanced prices, beer making 7s. per lb. M'r. J. Richard Thomas, auctioneer, Car- diff, held his annual Christmas fat stock sale at Llantwit Major on Monday. There was a capital entry of all classes of fat^.stock, cattle numbering 115, sheep 225, and pigs 76. There was a record attendance of butchers from all parte, and the trade done was of the briskest possible character, beef making 7d. per lb. in nearly an cases: in fact, it is many years since the auction rinc presented so ani- matoo and keen a competition. The follow- ing afpe the prices realised by the principal consignments sent in:—Mr. J. C. Thomas (The Court)..626 5s., £26, £ 25, £ 24 10s., jS26, £ 24 5s., and jE25 Mr E. Williams (Sealands), JE23 (four times) and' jE23 5s. (twice); Mr. W. R. Board (Frampton). £36 10s.. £ 33 15s., and £ 32 10s.; Mr. D. Spencer (Flemingstone), E21 10s., £ 20 os., £ 19 10s., and £ 19; Messrs. John Motrg-an and' Sons (St. Mary Church), £1953., £ 18 15s., and R17 (twice); Mr. Mor- gan's (Pitcot) averaged £18 each; Mr. J. Crook's jE16 each: Mr. Thomas Rees's (Llan- maes), zCI8 each: Mr. Thomas's (Gileston), £ 18 each; Mrs James's (Monkton), £ 20 each; Mr. Thomas Harbottle's (Fonmon), £ 21 each; Mr. Noah Morgan's (Penybryn). 617 5s. each; Mr. Rees's (Plymouth House), £ 17 each Mr. G. Lewis's £ 15 1.S,s. each and Mr. J. Williams's £18 each. Mr. Reets Thomas's (Bovert-on) prize polled heifer made' £26. Mutton was not in good; demand, but some yearlings made 50s. a head from Mir. A. Thomas, Llianmaes, and some very good lambs from Mr. Jones (West Monkton), made up to 45s. each. Porkers realised un to 50s. each, and baconers up to 66. Mr. G. H. Burnett, of Barry, had the distinction of buying the highest-priced1 bullock of the d.av at £ ?6 10s., and Mr. Evans, of Port Talbot. and Mr. Jas. Turner, Cardiff, coming next at £ 33 los. and £ 32 10s. respectively. These cattle belonged to Mr. Board, of Framnton, and he, tOIO. holds the distinction of havin-g fed and sold the highest priced bullock of the season.
FOOTBALL TEAMS FOR TO-MORROW. t ,t BRIDGEND v. PENARTH. At Penarth. Bridgend: A. P. Thomas; J. Leyshon, C. Lewis. G. Hopkins, and W. M. Edwards; J. Hopkins and W. J. Cooke: B. Oronow (capt), H. Ham, J. Ham, G. Parry, F. Evans, J. Griffiths, J. Deereman, W. Gronow, and F. I Bradshaw. Train leaves 1 o'clock. BRIDGEND II. v. GILFACH GOCH. At Bridgend. Bridgend: T. David; B. Burnett, H. Giles, D. Marks, and S. Thomas: W. Jenkins and D. Hopkins; B. Hapgood, A. Brown, W. Quinlan, W. Biddlcs, T. Biddies, C. Hail- stone, J. John, W. Hopkins, W. East, and H. Bryant. Giifach: George Jones: Bert Groves, R. White, J. M. Jones, L. Evans: Ben Jones, W. J. Jones; T. j-lares (capt.), R. Wat-kins, T. Cox, S. Evans. TIre Edwards, D. S. Jones, R. Morgan, D. Harrison. Sick off, 2.45. NANTYFFYLLON STARS v. BRYNCETHIN SECONDS. At Hr\<noethin. Nantyffy'lilo-n Stars: G. Jones; D. J. Rees, L. Williams, W. Francis, D. Arthur (vice- capt.); D. H. Rees, W. T. Rees; E. Griffiths, T. Nicholas, D. WHiliams., J. Cuffe, A. Plage, T. Thomas, S. Hocking. N. Anthony, D. Thomas, D. Williams, D. J. Jones, R. Howells, E. D. Evans, W. Howells, and W- G. Hinkin. Kick off, 3 o'clock. GILFACH OLD BOYS v. BRIDGEND OLD BOYS. At Giifach Goeh. Giifach Goch: W. Cook: W. Parry, E. Bonner, T. Tucker, W. J. James; Syd. Con- don. E. J. Bryant: R. James, T. Williams, M. Webber, E. Daniels. A. Parry, R. Condon, J. Evans, W. M. Peacham. Bridgend Old Boys Whitchurch; Hard- wick, A. Drake. Brown, Barber, P. James; J. Smith, Glyn Ellis; G. Woods (capt.), Stan- toiij Deereman. Bradshaw, Williams, F. James, Fitzgerald, J. Thomas, and Nicholas. Kick off, 3.30 sharp.
AIR RIFLE SHOOTING. I « KING'S HEAD (BRIDGEND) v. WHITE LION (BRIDGEND). I At King's Head (Friendlv). King's Head: E. Miles, 30; E. Lund, 30; T. Williams, 28; R. Roan, 27; W. Norman, 27; D. J. Bell, 30; F. Hot her oe. 28; A. Per- kins, 24; W. Brewer, 27: J. Corns, 25; J. Suteliffe, 29; A. G. Rovston, 27. Total, 332. White Lion J. Howe, 34 J. Jones, 30 J. Llûyd. 28; S. Bevan, 24: J. Edmunds, 21; H. Corbett, 23; E. Evans. 29: D. Labbott, 18: W. H. Williams, 27; W. Dark, 25; C. Pelfrey, 27; T. Venn, 27. Total, 313. GOLDEN CUPS (SOUTHERNDOWN) v. I WHITE LION (BRIDGEND). Gold Cups: T. Ace, 23: B. Rose, 21; W. Dixon, 29; L. Rowe, 26: H. Orton, 28; R. Heddon, 29; A. Davies, SO; F. Pratt, 27; R. Powell, 24; T. David (capt.), 31; E. Wil- liams, 20; H. Peade. 28. Total 316. White Lion: J. Jones, 27: S. Bevan, 26; J. Edmunds, 26; W. H. Williams, 28; E. uiewellyn, 27; D. Labbott, 26; J. Howe, 27; W. Darke, 25; E. Barrington (capt.), 29; C. Pelfrey, 27; T. Venn, 32; E. Evans, 29. Total, 329. COYTRAHEN v. TONDU G.W.R. On December 16th (Friendly match). Coytrahen W. Hayman. 28: H. Hodges, 27: C. Mills, 29; P. Butler. 26 W. Hayman, junr., 26; T. Fuzza-rd. 25: S. McCormick, 31; S. Vickers, 31: J. Say. 21; T. Butler, 29: J. Power, 30; A. Berry, 32. Total, 332. Tondu G.W.R.: W. Edwards, 32; A. Churches, 24: H. P'ritehard, 26: G. L. Price, 27; S. Gale, 25; J. Fai r, 23: D. Thomas, 27; H. Hopkins. 29; J. Davies, 31. A. E. Pur- chase, 32: W. Bradford, 31; T. Edwards, 34. Total, 341.
WICK. Concert. A most successful concert was held last Friday at the Day School by the members of Wick Church and friends, under the conductorship of Mr. Kibblewhite, the schoolmaster, the cbairmau being the Vicar of the Parish, the Rev. J. Jones, M.A., St. Bride's Major. Every iten. on the long pro- gramme was capitally rendered, and thoroughly en-joyed by the croAvded house. The artistes, who kindle gave their services, were Mrs. Rees and Mrs. Kibblewhite, the Misses Suttons. Major, Donne, Lewis, Hop- kins. Money, Hills, Thomas, Skeets, and Messrs. Suttons, CIa.rk, Kibblewhite, Bevan, Johns, and Taylor, to whom unstinted praise is due.
TONDU & ABERKENFIT. It is weN to enjoy your Xmas evening a pleasant way; therefore don't forget he Eisteddfod' to be held in Ebenezer Ghted, Aberkenfig, on Christmas evening, to an- mence at 5.30 sharp. Competitions intest- ing. Entries numerous. President, din Hopkins, Esq.. Giifach Goch. CotLduer, Alderman) John rnromaiS) miners' ant, .Tomlin. Musical Successes.—The following ptio of Miss B. Jeanes, A.L.C.M., R.A.M., R.M., Tondu, were- -successful at the,ree-e-ilt exnin- atiuit of the London College of ltu, Rubina Webster, daughter of Mr. R. Web- stetr, Toudu, intermediate honours; Miss Gladys Harris, daughter of Mr. HameAhoe- maker, Caerau, intermediate first lass; Tieen- Scourneld, daughter of Mr. G'€o. cour- field, Osborne-temce. Nantymoel, (Tncil- tary honours; Rachel Jones, daughter! Mr. D- Bo wen Jones, Btrynm-awr Honse, il'fach Goch. elementary first class; Blodwei/on-es, Brynmawr House. Gilfach Goch, primf first class; W. Sidney Rees, son of Mr. I Rees, Bristol-street, Tondu, primary first ds.
TALYGARN. Association Football Club.—The fit of a series of smoking concerts in connectu with the Taiygiarn A.¥\C., took place at Ivor Arms Hotel, Brynsadler, on Satwrda Mr. Cooke, G.W.R., Pontyclun, prosit, and there was an enthusiastic gatlierir- The artistes were Messrs. A. Davies, W.'honias, F. Buff rev (mandoline), A. PayneE- Wil- liams, W. Phillips (tambourine), F. 2wis, A. Wilmington (cornet), R. Segar, ajidl- Ham- mond. Messrs. T. Matthews, J .3aTNett, F. Buffrey, and' W. Quick accopanied. Speeches were made by Mr. Cooke/I r. John Morgan, and Mr. Quick, with referee to the club's doings, and intentions wit beg ard to the future. Votes of thanks to thchairman for presiding, to the committee, id to the artistes for their services brought • a close a most enjoyable evening.
EWENNY. School Report.—The managere>f Ewenny School have reoeived) the followii report of the Diocesan Inspector in Relipus Know- ledge:—•' The children through.otthis school have been, as usual, very fully jd carefully taught, and parsed a thoroughl^atisfactory and creditable examination. T; knowledge of the Catechism and Prayer Bar subject in the upper division was oarticully pleasing. The work of,the lower division 1,der the new assistant wias very premising, ^1 the child- ren were evidently interested. The written work was Accurately and neatldone. The I hymns were very well known id sung, and I the tone and discipline are extent." The school is classed "Excellent."
MAESTEC Jerusalem C.M. ChapeJ, >ntyffyllon.—A very enjoyable magic lanterned entertain- ment, interspersed with singii, was given at the above place on Tuesday reIling, in the presence of a large congregate- The work- ing committee are to be poised for their good organisation in bringin the first of a series of monthly meetings t<he held during the winter, to such a gran* success. The- magic lantern, the subject bpLg The Life of Christ," was given throuoi +e generosity of Mr. Horace Lucas, by whctti-he reading was also given, with Mr. JosepfiM'ason assisting him at the slides. Great «"aise is due to Miss Kinsey, who gave a dutiful rendering of the Star of Bethlehem, when the same was shewn on the canvas: also "The Holy City" when Jerusalem vs shown. Her voice was in excellent forn: The rendering of "Nazareth," by the \ve:known baritone, Mr. W. R. Stratton, who i-always a favour-' ite in the locality, was ve' pathetic. The quintette, entitled, "The -rucifixion," was well sung by the follow-in'—Messrs. W. R. Stratton, W. Rees, and J Robert Jenkins, and Misses M. A. Evans id Cissie Thomas. Mr. W. B. Evans was the -conipamist. The chair was taken by the Itei H. Solva Thomas.
MARCiM. Shooting Club Concet—A most successful concert, under the pat/iage of Miss Talbot, was held at the Driil-hl. Mar gain, with the obje-ct of augmenting ce funds of the Mar- gam Veterans' Shootii Club, the expenses incurred in the mattf of purchasing rifles and of otherwise end-vouring to put into practice Lord Roberts suggestion as to the formation of Rifle Clu. Droving a somewhat heavy burden on the umbers. The hall had been very tastefully /corated for the occa- sion. There was aiexwlleiit attendance, and the proceedings om first to Last were most enjoyable, and Jo various items were enthusiastically appr^ated by the audience. The following were t» artistes, all of whom were in the best of and form, and the sonas rendered were rapturously encored Soprano, Miss Viole" Davies: tenors, Mr. Ivor Jenkins and Mr^iHiam Rees (Eos Ken- fig): baritone, Mr. T. Llewellyn; violin, Professor WhittakerSwan-sea. The latter's violin solo was a mn0al treat, .and the selec- tions of the Port Tlbot Orchestral Society, also under the conictorship of Professor Whittaker, were we received. The accom- paniments were a blundered1 by Mi&s Evelyn Davidandi Mr. Rjs Thomas. The four "stars" of the even,ix, viz. Tettrazini, Melba, Caruso, and Harry^auder, with a few more, though absent in tl bod v. were very much in evidence through t* medium of the excellent gramaphone and word's, which Mr. Lips- comb (president of he club) was good enough o provide for tbotcasloii, and, to manipu- late.
tEATH. Messrs. W. Gri^hs and Son, of The Par- ade, Neath, havelu hand a splendid collec- tion of domestic equisites, which should be in every house i these days of scarcity of domeistic servants Chief among the special- ities are se-ti-ingind knitting machines and' the celebrated coined washing and' mang- ling machines. Messrs. Griffiths claim to have one of the largest and best stocks of these good's in Principality. They are the only Wefeh/iouso sending machines to Chili. A visit 1 the establishment by those looking out forfomethme good in domestic labour-saving ljchinery is bound to result in business.
FOOTBALL FIXTURES. ♦ BRIDGEND. Dec. 19.—Penpb Away Dec. 26.-Ponirdawe Home Jan. 2.-Canft Home Jan. 9.—Brif* Ferry Away Jan. 16.—Engffld v. Wales Home Jan. 23.—Lla?^y Away Jan. 30.—Ma^eS Home Feb. 6.-&¡graig Away Feb. 13.—McCain Ash Away Feb. 20.—Ab>avon Home Feb. 27.—LWnypia United Away Mar. 6.—P<ttycymmer Home Mar. 13.—Irand v. Wales Home Mar. 20.—Patypridd Away Mar. 27.—piarth Home Apr. 3.—M^steg Away Apr. 10.—JJB-th Away Apr. 17.—S^-nsea Home Apr. 24.—Muntain Ash .Home MAESTEG. Dec. 19.—H>untain Ash Away Dev. 26.—fterphiliy Away Jan. 2.—J it on Ferry Home Jan. 9.—reorky Away Jan. Home Jan. 30.—fradgend Away Feb. 6.-Aberavon Home Feb. 13.?enygraig Away Feb. 20.—ardiS Mackintosh Home Feb. 27.-Caerphilly Home Mar. 6.-Aberavon Away Mar. 20.-Llanelly Away Mar. 27.-Briton Ferry Away Apr. 3.-Bridgend Home Apr. lO.rPontypridd Home, Apr. lT.-I^ynypia United Away April 24~H|ftndy Away
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COWBRIDGE. Services for Men.—The Vicar of Cow bridge (Rev. Isaiah Roberts) conducts services for men at St. Mary's Church, on Sunday after- noons, the large conprepations being repre- sentative of all denominations. Last Sunday the jVicar spoke on the curses of England, his lecture being listened to with rant attention. Limes Chapel.—For some time past incon- venience has been suffered owing to the limi- ted accommodation for Sunday School work at the Limes Calvimistic Methodist Church, and we understand it has now been decided to proceed with the erection of a new vestry, the only matter in abeyance being the ques- tion of a site. Debating Society.—There was an interest- ing debate at the weeklv meeting of the Limes Literary and Debating Society on. Tuesday on the subject of whether the pulpit is a greater force to-day than 50 years ago. Miss Rees read a paper in the affirmative, and Mr. W. J. Evans in the negative.—At -last week's meeting the president of the so- ciety (Rev. Emrys Davies) delivered an in- teresting address on mental culture. Licensee Summoned.—At the Borough Police-court on Tuesday, before Mr. R. E. Watkins (Mayor) and Mr T. J. Yonvei'th (ex- Mayor), Daniel Mocndeoai, licensee of the White Lion Public-house, Cowbridge, was summoned, on the information of Sergt. Gill, for permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises oil the night of Monday, November 23rd. Aa^aooncation was made on behalf of Mr. F. ijl GaskeTl, solicitor, Car- diff, for an adjou for 'a fortnight, and the police offering no objection;, this was granted.—Mrs. Marthia E. Davies, licensee of.the Bear Hotel, applied fcT an. extension of threequarters of an hour on Boxing night on the occasion of a dance. Granted.
NANTYMOEL. I.L.P. Meeting.—-On Thursday evening, at the large committee-room of the Workmen's- hall, Mr. G. H. Bibbings, B.A., gave a. rous- ing and much appreciated address on "Social- ism or Liberalism." The snacious room was crowded to its utmost capacity, and Mr. Bib- bings's remarks were warmly applauded. Magic Lantern.—The members of the Nan- tymoel1 Juvenile Rechabite Tent enjoyed a very fine magic: lantern entertainment on Sat- urday evening, when the Rev. J. T. Davies, Dinam, and Rev. M. J. Mills, Gilead. gave very appropriate temperance views and" ad- dresses, which were thoroughly enjoyed by the large number present. This Juvenile Tent, thanks to the untiring energies of its most capable secretary, Mr John Jones, Llan- harran-terrace, Bl'aenogwy. is in a most active and prosperous condition, and new- members are regularly initiated. Cymmrodorion.—On Thursday evening last week at Dinam Lecture Hall, the Rev. D. G. Rees, Bridgend, gave his highly interesting and instructive lecture on Iolo Morganwg." Mr. D. L. Richardis, manager, Wyndham Col- lieries, presided1 in his usual genial manner. Unfortunately, the attendance was not- what it should have been, for Mr. Rees very gra- phically and eloquently dealt with the life of the famous stone-mason, antiquarian, and literateur of the Vale of Glamorgan. A hearty vote of thanks, on; the motion of Coun- cillor Jenkin Phillips, seconded by Mr. J. E. Price, was accorded t'he let-mror for his ad- mirable address. Concert.—A miscellaneous concert provided by Miss J*. G. Philippe, the popular headmis- tress of the Nantymoel iniants School, on be- half of St. Paul's N &w English Church. Nant- ymoel, was given at the W orkmen's-hail on Tuesday evening before a crowded and appre- ciative audience. The singing of the child- ren was greatly admired, and betokened the very great preparations Miss Phihppe had be- stowed upon her young choristers. The in- teresting farce, entitled, "My Turn Next," created roars of laughter, and was heartily enjoyed. The chief characters were taken by Mjr. G. K. Anderson, Nantymoel Boys' Council School; Mtr. Alf. Griffiths, County School, Bridgend Mr. David Llewellyn, so- licitor, Ogmore Vale; Mr. D. J. Gregory, Boys' School, Nantvmoel: Miss Gwludys Brya,nt, Miss Mary Bryant, and Miss Pa ttie Williams. Miss Mary Jones made an excel- lent accompanist. The programme in- cluded -Prologue, Miss Violet Thomas; chorus, Ten Little Dicky Birds." the boys; recitation, The Girls at Miss Evans's School," the girls; character song, "Tlie Tin Gee-gee," Master David Williams; recita- tion, Master Evan R. Thomas; solo and chorus, "Bedtime," Miss Forrie David; lec- ture; "Taffy was a Welshman," Mr. Davy Lewis1; nigger son, "The Alabama Coon," Master Garfield Thomas: duet, "Fanny Gray," Miss Katie David and Miss May Web- ber; comic song, "The Bashful Man, Mas- ter David Williams: chorus. "Cooks at Work," the girTs; action song. Peek-a-Bco," Miss Annie Williams and Master Jack Lewis; temperance recitation, "The Ribbon' of Blue." Miss Beatie Phillips; epilogue, Miss Florrie David; "Goel save the King."
PENCOED. Music E'xaon.—At the recent examination of the London. College of Music, held in Car- diff, Miss Xantippe Pl'ummer and Miss Lizzie Davey. pupils of Miss F. Fisher, School for Girls, Fencoed, were successful in obtaining certificates in the elementary division.
SOUTHERNDOWN. THOS. ROWE wishes to thank his numerous customers for past support, and a-s-ks that they will in future address all Coal Orders to Southerndown'. Printed and Published by the Central Gla- morgan Printing and Publishing Company, Limitod, at the Glamorgan Gazette" Offices, Queen Street, Bridgend, Gla- morgan. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 1908.
I Ewenny Shop= -or -q;- FOR "litW\t.¥t..L j XMAS jPrcsents NOVELTIES in every Department. EWENNY SHOP FOR Xmos Presents NOVELTIES in every Department 'I I Ewenny Shop for Xmas Presents :*= NOVELTIES in Every Department. I