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(Dgntm aub darto BLAENGARW. ^•^astoral.—The Rev. W. A. Williams, £ o> Bethania Baptist Church, has in- HIS church that IK- has accepted the j-1* to Pontypridd, and wishes to vacate the Stoaate about the middle of August, v^dding.—A pretty "wedding "was cele- at Ru-iamah Baptist Chapel, Bridg- x'51' on July 14th, the contracting parties So^g Mr. Arthur Llewellyn Lewis, youngest Jj? Mi-. John Lewis, Brynbedw, and Mies ■j-i Thomas, eldest daughter of Mr. Geo. 4 lip°Rlas.- lampmaii at the International Col- Both families are well known and re- J^ted at Blaengarw. and much interest was ,va*ifested in the event. The bride, who '1\'1' given aAvay by her father, was attired in '3.11Jte silk, with white hat, trimmed with silk v1. °i'ange blossoms. The bridesmaids were ^^ses Mary Ann Jones and1 Co in wen Davies, >itu "w'er<? attired in peacock blue dresses, •jiiii cream hats. Master Sidney Davies, J\?Vler <>f tfy3 bridesmaid, and' Miss Ekie tk lyn' Thomas, sister of bride, also attended bride as flower children. The duties f- o^st man were discharged by Mr. Oliver §^en- Rev. W. A. Williams officiated. jJ^e<4Uently a reception was held at the J^kle's pairents' house, where many guests •jumbled. They were conveyed to and from fidgend in closed carriages. Many useful esents were received.
PONTYCYMMER. t Forget to visit Bridgend Flowetr i 0l1') at the Market Hall, oil Wednesday, ugust 4th, 1909. 112 itale Voice Party.—The Garw Male Voice „arty intend competing for the prize of £ 50 a Cardigan, the test pieces being "Reveille" '"Peaceful Night." piicketers' Picnic.—The Garw Wanderers' 1l°ket team had a picnic on Saturday at j°utherndown. where they spent an enjoyable «i»y* They played a match with the locals," by whom they were badly defeated. Ambulance. — Pontycymmer Ambulance r^ad returned victors from the Ogmpre raoi-n- ^^ition on Saturday out of five teams. They rT^0 secured third place at the carnival. The anv may well feel proud of the accomplisli- of Blaengarw and Pontycymmer Am- laiice Classes. ^riendly Society Outing.—On1 Monday the *?v?niles of the Rose of Garft" lodge held annual outing at the Mumbles. Fav- wur&d with good conditions, the outing was Jj^gether successful and enjoyable. Coun- Llewellyn Jones, the secretary, and f any 0 £ tiie a(lult. members accompanied the ^Klge. They arrived home between 8.30 and fvP-m., and stibseqnently marched through ixl-street, headed by the band of the J's' Brigade. t Children at the Pageant.—On Wednesday ■'arge number of school children from the arw- visited the Welsh National Pageant at atdiff, under tiie guidance of the head- ■^ast€rs an<j staffs. The Pontycymmer con- i^gent marched in procession to the station by the Boys' Brigade Baigle Band. the children wore badges bearing their j^ttes and addresses, so that in the event of Niig missed in the crowd, no difficulty would experienced by the police authorities in, Storing them to the care of the teachers. -Recreation Ground.—There is a strong feel- in the district that the Urban Council make an immediate move to obtain a _ecreation ground for the young people to during the long afternoons brought ^■Oovit by tile Eight Hours Act. It is nim- that all the colliery lodges will meet in near future to discuss the best steps to ^rge upon the Council the desirability of ashing the matter forward. Many promi- have been made from time to time by ^piaants for a seat upon the Council, and if next retiring members lead the way, they .Sari !'(,]y for support at the next election '^om the Avorks. Earlv Closing—A largely attended meeting tradespeople from Blaengarw and Ponty- >7miner was held at the Ffaldau Workmen's institute on Tuesday evening, Mr. D. A. ^avies, clothier, Pontycymmer, being voted the chair. The meeting was called by the 0cal branch of the Shop Assisants' Unioni to '^°Hsider the advisability of closing the busi- ,^ess establishments earlier. The question as freely discussed by the employees, mana- 'g^s, and assistants present. It was stated1 hat a, large number of tradespeople at Pont- 'cynimer adhere loyally to an, agreement 8lf- wved at. some years ago to close at 7 p.m., .dnesday and Saturdays excepted^ but ^here were others who kept open till 8 o'clock ^'Kl even later. Matters at Blaengarw were ported to be worse. Some closed their Establishments at 8, others at 8.30, and, las a -blaengarw tradesman jocularly remarked, rsofiie closed only before they went to bed. ■The hours suggested by the local branch of shop assistants were as follows:—Moil- Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 12 noon, in order1 to give an op- portunity for any to leave the valley by the 1l11d-<1ay train; and Saturday, 10 p.m. All :Present, with one exception, favoured closing Qi 10 on Saturday, but the general feeling >'as "fiat 7 p.m. should be the recognised clos- ing time on ordinary days. Eventually Mr. If. Jones moved that no change be made until "the Early Closing Bill now before Parliament Woame law. Mr. Morgan Hughes moved, as Ian amendment, that the following be adopted Oil condition that all tradespeople in the val- -ley fa}i into line: Monday, Tuesday, Thurs- day and Friday. 7; Wednesday, 1; Saturday, 10. The amendment was carried by a large Majority. The matter wa.s left to the branch of the Shop Assistants' Union to endeavour to get all tradespeople to comply with the •'Resolution.
GILFACH GOCH. 1 Revolver Without License.—At Ystrad on Monday, David Francis, collier, 39 Wyndham Street, Evanstown, was fined 15s. and' costs $ov carrying a revolver without a license. St Barnabas School.—The annual treat to .i.he scholars of St. Barnabas Church Sunday School took place on the 15th inst. A pro- cession was formed, headed by the Giiiacb Goch Band (under the leadership of Mr. W. JPaterson), and, after the mam streets had been paraded, tea was provided at the school4- foom. Afterwards the teachers and scholars adjourned to a field, where various games tvere indulged in. Mission Room Enlargement.—A general meeting of members of St. Barnabas Church was held on Monday night, the Rev. G. M. ILleweliyn (curate-in-charge) presiding, to dis- -cuss whether the church should enlarge the mission room, or complete the church by Erecting a chancel. After a lengthy discus- sion. it was decided to erect a chancel at a cost of about £700. It is gratifying to state that the members have already JE400 in hand. Scholars' Trip to Weston.—The scholars of Standards 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the Llantrisant Council School went for a trip to Weston- super-Mare on Saturday, accompanied by "their teachers and parents. The party, numbering about 70, left Gilfach by a special train at 7 o'clock for Barry, via. Bridgend, thence by one of the Red Funnel steamers to "Weston, where a very enjoyable day was Bpent. The return was made about 8.30, Gilfach being reached at 11.30. Building Club Luncheon.—1hl& members of the Coed-Ely Building Club were entertained1, near. the site of the buildings to a luncheon on the 15th inst., by tli,, landlord, Mr. T. Taylor, Holly Hoillse, Pontypridd. There was a large company present, including Mr. Tay- lor, Messrs. L. G. WiJliams, Cardiff; D. Rich- ards, Tonyrefail (chairman of the club); J. R. Thomas, Pontypridd (secretary); John Hopkins, Gilfach Goch (treasurer), and others. Mr. and Mrs. D. Richards (Caerysgol Farm) provided an excellent luncheon. Sub- sequently a meeting was held', Mr. D. Rich- ards presiding. Letters and telegrams were read regretting inability to be present from Messrs. Thomas, architect. Pontypridd; G. Evans, M.E., Gilfach Goch, and others. Speeches were delivered by the following: — Messrs. W. Williams, M.E., LIanbad; D. Daniels, Gilfach Goch; Griff Jones, M.E., Tonyrefail; J. Hopkins, Gilfach Goch, and Thomas Taylor, Pontypridd. each expressing delight with the situation of the houses and the workmanship shown in the buildings, which had been erected by Messrs. Daviesand Sons, contractors. Mountain Ash. Songs were rendered by Messrs. D. Daniel, L. Jones, Mrs. Adams, and Mrs. Hibbert, all of Gilfach *Goeli, and Messrs. D. Richards and J. Mor- gan, of Tonyrefail. The meeting terminated by singing Hen wlad fy nhadau."
OGMORE VALE. Pulpit.-The many friends of the Rev. J. A. Humphreys, who has had a nervous break- down and has been- granted a prolonge.d rest by his clnwch, will be pleased to hear that he is well oil the way to recovery. Success.—Miss Gertie Jones, daughter of Mr. J. D. George, Bridge Shop, has passed the last intermediate examination of Trinity College in pianoforte playing. The teacher is Miss Kitty Howell, Beethoven House, Bridgend. Pageant.—The upper departments of Tyne- wydd and Aber Schools were closed on Wed- nesday, by sanction of the Education Com- mittee. in order to allow the children to at- tend the Pageant at Cardiff. About 130 children, accompanied by twenty of the staffs, availed themselves of the visit, and returned highly delighted. Owmfuwch Settlement.—The unfortunate dispute at Cwmfuwch has at last been satis- factorily terminated. Many of the places have closed in, but it is anticipated that every man will soon be reinstated, and the process of "signing on" brisky commenced1 oil Tuesday morning. One hundred and fifty men are affected. Call.—The popular pastor of the English Congregational Church, the Rev. Griffith Evans, B.A., has had a call to Manselton English Congregational Church, Swansea. Mr. Evans has done most excellent work in his church during the five years he has been here, and has endeared himself by his broad views and genial manner to every section of the public. His departure would be greatly deplored by all circles of the com- munity, and his church are sparing no efforts to induce him to remain amongst them. BETHANIA EISTEDDFOD. An eistOOdfod was held; on Saturday in con- nection with Bet-hania Welsh Congregational Church. A great deal1 of interest had been infused into the proceedings owing to the entry of three local choirs for the chief choral competition. The adjudication of the musi- cal portion of the programme was entrusted to Mr. Roderick Williams, Cardiff, and the literary section was placed in the hands of the Rev. Dyfnallt Owen, A.T.S., Pontypridd, who also acted in the capacity of conductor. Dr. A. W. Anderson decided the merits of the ambulance competition. The entries were numerous and the competitions throughout were very keenly contested. Award.s:- Ambulance (five teams entered): 1, Ponty- cymmer 2, Ogmore Vale A. Recitation. Yr Emyn Olaf" Mr. Edwin Parry, Gilfacli. Elegy to Late Morgan Rees: Mr. David Rees, ironmonger. Boy's solo, "Bring them in": Geo. Owen, Nantymoel. Girl's solo, "My soul is filled: with sing- ing" Maggie Jones, Nantymoel. Pianoforte solo, "Happy Thoughts": Di- vided between Annie Watkins, NantymoeJ, and Irene Griffiths, Pbrthcawl. Bass solo, "Y Fellten": Mr. Gwilym Kin- sey, Ogmore Vale. Tenor solo, "Yr Ornest": Mr. W. M. Griffiths, Gilfach. Soprano solo, Y Golomen Wen": Miss L. Kinsey, Ogmore Vale. Champion solo: Mr. W. M. Griffiths, Gil- fach, who sang in fine style. Duet (tenor and bass), "Y Morwyr Messrs. ETias Williams and Wm. Davies, Nantymoel. Quartette, Y Bwthyn ar y Bryn" Mr. G. Kinsey and party. Male voice party (12 in number), "My- fanwg" Mr. S. Fielding. Mixed Choir (not under 30): Three choirs entered, and sang in the following order:- Harmonic United, conducted by Mr. W. M. David; Bethania Choir, conducted by Mr. Tom Lucas, A.C.; Bethlehem Choir, conduc- ted, by Mr. Jenkyn Williams. The prize, to- gether with a chair, was awarded to the Har- monic United, whose rendering was very highly praised by the adjudicator. Musically and financially the venture has been a huge success, and' this may be largely attributed to the energetic secretaries, Mr. Willie Davies and Mr. Joe Davies, Prospect Place, who have worked indefatigably throughout. Mr. Wm. Leyshon, Bridgend, accompanied, and his services were highly satisfactory.
NANTYMOEL. Bazaar.—As a result of the recent bazaar and sale of work promoted by Dinam Welsh C.M. Church, Nantymoel, the nett proceeds will exceed £2ÖO. The efforts of the church and its able pastor, Rev. J. T. Davies, have been crowned with unqualified success. Mrs. James Jones, School House, as the general secretary, must be complimented' upon the highly satisfactoiry issue of the undertaking. Carnival.—A meeting of the executive com- mittee of the fancy dress carnival and cycle parade was held at the Lesser Hall, Blaen- ogwy, on Monday evening, under the genial presidency of Mr. J. H. Peregrine. Mr. E. A. Hale, the energetic hon. secretary, gave a brief resume of the proposed events, which include a 12 mile Marathon race. Judges were appointed for the various competitions, and other matters of a routine character were dealt with. Sunday School Treat.—The annual Sunday School treat in connection with Dinam Welsh C.M. Church was held on Saturday. Under the capable superintendency of Miss M. Jones and Mr. D. Roberts the large company par- aded the principal thoroughfares, and subse- quently sat down to an excellent repast pre- pared by Mr. Thomas Williams, Blaenogwy. After tea recourse was made to the Cwm, where games and sport were indulged in to the delight of young and old. Obituary.-We much regret to record the death on. Sunday of Mrs. Mary Ann Williams, the highly esteemed' wife of Mr. Thomas Wil- liams, Commercial-street, Nantymoel, who peacefully passed away after a long and try- ing illness borne with heroic fortitude and re- signation, at the age of 48 years. The funeral took place on Thursday, when a large and representative assemblage gathered) to pay their last tribute of respect and esteem to the memory of the departed. Her mortal remains were conveyed by tlfe 10.4 a.m train from Nantymoel en; route for Llantrisant for interment in the graveyard of Bethel Welsh Congregational Chapel. The Rev. J. A. Roberts, pastor of Bethel Welsh Congrega- t-ional Church, Nantymoel, where the de- ceased was a faithful and esteemed member, officiated at the house and' graveside in an impressive manner. The deepest sympathy prevails for the bereaved husband and child- ren and other relatives in their great sorrow. Sunday School' Anniversary.—The anniver- sary services in connection with Bethany English C.M. Sunday School, Blaenogwy, were held on Sunday, when the esteemed pas- tor of the ohurch, Rev. J. M. Phillips, presi- ded over the series of meetings. In the afternoon and evening the spacious chapel was crowded, and the children went through a capital programme in a highly creditable ,manner. the vast congregations being carried away by the reciting of the different pieces by the little ones. Great praise is due to the school secretary, Mr. William Denley, who must have had a very anxious time in pre- paring the little ones for such a lengthy and very suitable programme. The singing of the choir and grown-up children reflected! the highest credit on their conductor, Mr. Wm. Lloyd,uiic \vas ably assisted at the organ by Miss E. Phillips. Very good collections were realised ditring the day, and the pastor thanked the many visitors amongst the con- gregation for their kindly visit to the. anni- versary services. The Sunday School at Bethany, under the guidance of Mr. William Lloyd and Mr. W. Exley, who leave no stone unturned, to make the school attractive and' successful, is in an exceedingly flourishing condition, and numbers upwards of 300 scho- lars.—On Monday the annual treat was held. The children assembled at the vestry and formed a procession 300 strong. Headed1 by their beautiful Sunday School banner, a inarch was made through the streets of Blaen- ogwy, the choir admirably singing stirring marching choruses en route. The procession, with its numerous flags and bannerettes proudly waved by tfle. bright-faced little ones, presented a most pleasing and' gay appear- ance. On arrival back at the school, the teachers, school committee, and officers had a very busy time in satisfying the crowd of happy "hunger marchers." The daintily laden tables were presided' over by Mrs. Headon, Miss Miles, Miss E. Bamford, Miss F. Twist, Miss P. Turner, Miss F. Floyd. Mis. John Jehu, Miss S. A. Jones, Miss Nellie Lewis, Miss M. J. Clatworthy, Mrs. Miles, Mrs. Hopley, Mrs. W. Phillips, Mrs. Walter Exley, Mrs. E'. Williams, Miss A. Berrett and Mrs. Charles Morgan. Mr. David Owen kept a continual supply of boiling water. After, tea an adjournment was made to the "Moun- tain Flat" (kindly lent by Mr. Williams, Biaenogwr Farm), where; the little ones romped and played their various games, and competed with youthful keenness in the num- erous races organised by Messrs. Jehu, Swayne, Lee, Hopley, Turner, Morgans, Cook, Exley and John. At dusk all returned home thoroughly tired' out. The catering was carried out by Mr. D. John in his usual satisfactory manner. The weather being all that could be desired1, added to the great en- joyment of the happy crowd, and' brought to a consummation one of the most successful treats ever held by Bethany Sunday School.
COST OF GLAMORGAN ROADS. At a meeting of the Roads and Bridges Committee of the Glamorgan County Council held in Cardiff, Mr. JBiandy Jenkins presid- ing, details of the expenditure on the main roads and footways in the county for the year ending March 31st were submitted. The length of main roadts in the county is 197 miles, upon which 28,403 tons of granite and 6,950 tons of limestone had been used, the total cost of maintenance being £32,293, which was over £5.000 less than the esti- mates. The total cost of manual labour was £ 5,543, and of steam rolling £ 4,654. The average cost per mile oil roads, including steam rolling, was £ 187 for the past financial year, as against. £ 170 in the preceding year and E157 15s. in 1904-5, a tteady increase being shown yearly. f
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VEAL MOULD.—Slice eome cold roast Teal, put a layer of this at the bottom of a dish or mould, season with pepper and a little finely-shredded lemon-peel. Next put a layer of sliced cold ham or bacon. Boil four egg* bard, and when cold slice and fill the dish with alternate layers of real, ham, and eggs. Steep half an ounoe of gelatine in a little cold water, and then add three-quarters of a pint of good stock, nicely flavoured. Boil till quite dissolved, and pour over the meat hot, but not boiling. This makes an excellent oold dish. If preferred, it can be put into small moulds. POTATOES A LA MAITRE D'HOTEL. — This in a good way to oook up new potatoes which have been left over from the day before. Cut the potatoes into slices (rather thick), and put into a stewpan one and a-half ounce of butter, four tablespoonfuls of good gravy, one tablespoonful of minood parsley, pepper and salt to taste. Mix all well together, put in the potatoes, shake them well in the sauce to cover them, and when quite hot through squeeze in the juice of h&lf ft union, and serve.
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BRIDGEND BOARD OF GUARDIANS 0 MAESTEG PAUPERISM. COST OF LUNATICS' MAINTENANCE. REFORM OF THE POOR LAW. The fortnightly meeting of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Board of Guardians was held on Saturday, Mr. J. I. D. Nicholl, J.P. (Mer- thyrmawr), presiding. Mr. John Howells, J.P. (Maesteg), was in the vice-chair. RELIEF STATISTICS. The Clerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox) reported that during the week ended July 2nd, 1,498 outdoor paupers were relieved at a cost of JE236 17s. Id., compared with 1,314 at JE208 7s. 6d. in the corresponding period of 1'ast year; and in the week ended July 9th, 1.470 at JE240 16s. 5d., as compared, with 1,321 at JE215 14s. 5d. in the corresponding period of last year. During the fortnight 531 vagrants were relieved at the lodging-houses at Bridg- end, Cowbridge, and Maesteg, an increase of 81 over last year's total. MAESTEG PAUPERISM. Rev. Eynon Lewis (Bryncethin). pointed out that there was again a large increase in relief in the Maesteg district. At the last census the population of Maesteg was less than the Ogmore. He supposed it had increased con- siderably since, but the amount 410W paid in relief at Maesteg was nearly double the relief granted in the Ogmore district. Was there, I he asked, anything to account for this? The Chairman There is no special reason so far. as I know. I am trying to keep it I down, bufcthe number of persons relieved and the amount increase continually. The Vice-chairman said the increase in population at Maesteg was, no doubt, the I cause of the increased relief. Since the last census the population; of Maesteg had nearly doubled, and it was now 30,000. In some parts of the district they had the worst class of people.. The Clerk pointed out that during the last fortnight there were no less than 40 cases of temporary disablement, while there were only 8 in the Ogmore district. LUNATICS' MAINTENANCE. The clerk to the Committee of Visitors of the County Asylums wrote that the commit- tee had decided to increase the charge for the maintenance of patients froi-ii the Unions from 9s. 7id. to 9s. lid. per head per week. Mr. D. H. PVice (Kenfig Hill): Is there any reason given for the increase? The Clerk: No. but the last time an in- crease was made it was stated to be due to the increased price of provisions. The Chairman The cost per head is a shil- ling more than it used to be a few years ago. On the motion of Mr. D. H. Price, it was decided to inquire the reason for the in- crease. DEATH AT ASYLUM. The Clerk stated that he had received no- tification of the death at the asylum of Mar- garet Thomas, who was admitted to the in- stitution on June 5th from the Workhouse. The Clerk stated that the deceased formerly resided at St. Marie-street, Bridgend. NEW OFFICES. Mr. Hugh R. Williams. Poor Law Inspec- tor, wrote that Mr. Kitchen, architect: of the Local Government Board, would visit the Workhouse on Saturday (to-morrow) to meet the Workhouse Alterations Committee with regard to the question of the proposed new board-room and offices. It was stated that the committee had ar- ranged to meet the architect at 11 o'clock. POOR LAW REFORM. The, General Purposes Committee, having considered a letter from the Taunton Board of Guardians on the subject of Poor Law re- form, recommended the Board to adopt the following resolution: "That as the Legisla- ture and the Central Authority (and not. the Boards of Guardians), are responsible for most of the leading defects enumerated by the Royal Commission, Parliament should, in the first place, amend the Law and Orders to meet the reasonable complaints of that com- mission further that no good reason having been shown for abolishing Boards of Guar- dians-who have, in general, carried out their mission as emboclied in the Poor Law, the varying of their procedure being attribu- table to the influence or changing policy of the central authority—they as directly elected and, from their local knowledge, being fully capable, should not be abolished but con- tinued. reasonable modifications in the com- position of the Boards being made and power given to compel combinations of unions to deal with any specific policy or requirement." The resolution further expressed the opinion that Labour colonies should be formed at an early date. Mr. T. W. Job (Ogmore Vale) proposed the adoption of the recommendation. Mr. D. H. Price proposed that the reference to Labour colonies be deleted. The Labour Colonies, according to experience, had not been a success. Rev. Eynon Lewis: Who is to provide the Colonies ? Mr. T. W. Job: I understand it is sugges- ted that Parliament should do so. The Clerk The resolution leaves it open. The Chairman thought it would be a mis- take to recommend that Labour Colonies be formed. Mr. T. J. Job (Nantymoel): From the in- solence which the House Committee had from a man to-day, I should say a Labour colony would be an excellent thing. (Laughter.) Mr. T. W. Job said people who could work should be made to work, and Labour Colonies would enable this to be brought about. The amendment being defeated, the Board adopted the recommendation of the commit- i tee. COTTAGE HOMES BAND. The Board considered an application that the Cottage Homes Band should be allowed to play- at a carnival- at Nantymoel. Mr. J. Watts (Maesteg) proposed that the application be granted, remarking that the lads' expenses would be paid. Rev. T. B. Phillips seconded. Mr. J. Canniff (Gilfach Goch) thought that the Board should charge a fee for the band. If the band was of service it should be sup- ported. Mr. T. Penha'le (Pyle): This seems to be a- cheap way of getting music at social events. Mr. T. J. Job (Nantymoel) thought it was clearly understood when the boys were al- lowed to accompany Hope Sunday School, Bridgend, that no charge would be made this year. The motion was agreed to. MEAT CONTRACT. Rev. T. B. Phillips (chairman of the House Committee) proposed "that the clerk write Mr. Hopkins, the meat contractor, drawing his attention to the very inferior quality of the meat supplied to the house." Mrs. Howells (Nantyffyllon) seconded, and the mo- tion was carried. Later Mr. J. G. Loveluck (Llangewydd) and' Mr. Thos. Thomas (Penllyn) intimated that they had examined the meat supplied, by Mr. Hopkins, and regarded it as being of good quality. Mr. Loveluck said it was only fair to the contractor that this should be made known. The matron complained of the pro- portion of bone to the meat, but the contrac- tor had supplied fore quarters, which he con- tracted for. Rev. T. B. Phillips: We had some experts there this morning, and we were guided by them, and, there is no doubt that the quality of the meat is inferior to what it should be according to the contract. Mr. Thomas: I say it is not. It is good meat, and I am prepared to back that opinion up. The Chairman I cannot allow any discus- sion at this stage. THE CHILDREN ACT. The General Purposes Committee recom- mended1 that the relieving officers be appoin- ted infant protection officers under the Child- ren Act for their respective districts, their remuneration to be determined: at a future date. Proposing the adoption of the resolution, Mr. D. H. Price said! that so far as could be ascertained, there were only four children in the Union who came within the scope of the Act, and the Committee thought it would be veil to appoint the present officers to act as inspectors so that the Board' could1 see whe- ther the work was likely to develop. Mrs. Richards (Pontycymmer) seconded. Mr. Penhale proposed, as an amendment, that the appointments be for six months. Mr. Canniff seconded. Rev. Eynon Lewis supported the amend^ ment, saying that at the end of six months the Board might find it necessary to appoint a special officer for the work. The amendment was adopted. It was decided, on the motion of Mr. Price, that the officers should visit each case at least once a month. VACCINATION OFFICER. Dr. W. Naunton Davies, Llantrisant, wrote suggesting that his assistant, Mr. Archibald W. Tucker, should be appointed vaccination officer for the Llanharran district. Mr. D. H. Price proposed' that the request be complied' with.—Carried. ¡ PENYBONT DISTRICT COUNCIL ♦
PENCOED AND KENFIG HILL SCHEMES. The Penybont Urban District Council met at Bridgend on Saturday, Rev. H. Eynon Lewis, J.P., presiding. Also present were: Colonel Turbervill, Alderman W. Howell, Messrs. Thomas Rees, J. I. D. Nicholl, J. G. Loveluck, T. Butler, T. Davies (Llaiigyiiwyd Middle), David Thomas, Thomas Davies (Aberkenfig), Daniel Samuel, T. Penhale, Ed- ward Morgan, D. H. Price, T. J. Davies, Thomas David, and Wm. Lewis, with the clerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox), and other offi- cials. ABERKENFIG STREETS. Messrs. Stephens, David and Co., Cardiff, acting for the trustees of the estate of the late Air. R. C. Griffiths. wrote that in con- sequence of the death of Mr. Griffiths, and the fact that the will had' not yet been proved, they could not give a definite answer with respect to the suggested improvement of private streets at Aberkenhg. The Chairman proposed that the matter be deferred' for a month, and this was agreed to. P WATER SUPPLY. The Secretary to the Local Government Board, writing with reference to the Coun- cil's application for sanction, to borrow money for the purposes of water supply for Coy- church Higher and Pencoed, requested that the Board should be furnished with amended plans and sections of the proposed work. and also with a revised estimate of the cost of the works.-It was stated that the plans, etc., were now ready, and, on the motion of the Chairman, the engineer was directed to send them to the Board immediately. The Clerk stated that application had been made to Mr. Brandy Jenkins for a site for the distributing tank. Mr. Jenkins wrote "I cannot understand the object of putting a distributing tank at so low a level as Rhiw- ceilog. I was not aware this water scheme had been. passed, and in view of the county water scheme passing the House of Lords, which it probably will do, it would be much better to hold the scheme in abeyance for a few months rather than incur charges which may be useless." The Chairman) pointed out that the expen- ses incurred by the Council on the scheme would! be re-paid; (less depreciation) by the Water Board in the event of the Bill passing. It was decided' to reply to Mr. Jenkins to this effect. A letter from Mr. Randall, agent to the Dunraven Estate, stating the terms upon which the estate would be prepared to grant a site for the reservoir, was referred to the joint Parochial Committee for consideration. K HILL SCHEME. A letter was read from Mr. G. Lipscomb, agent to the Margam Estate, with reference to the agreement between Miss Talbot and the Council for the land for the proposed! out- fall works in connection with the Tythegstone Higher and Pyle sewerage scheme. He asked that the exact method of treatment of the sewage should1 be specined, and that some analytical guarantee as to the degree of purity of the effluent should be supplied. Inspector W. J. Davies presented a report on the subject pointing out that the sewage would be treated (1) by a screen and detritus chambers, (2) septic tanks, (3) percolating filters, and (4) land irrigation. He gave the results of analysis of effluents at the percolat- ing filters at Langwith, Chesterfield, Long Eaton, Buxton, and Bromfield, which were quite satisfactory. The inspector was directed to send a copy of his report to Mr. Lipscomb. GILFACH SEWERAGE. The Secretary to the Local Government Board forwarded notice of an inquiry to be held at the Council Offices, Brynmenin, on July 27th frelatiTC to the application of the Ogmore and Ganv District Council for sanc- tion to borrow money for works of sewerage. for the Gilfach portion of their district, in- cluding the execution of works in the hamlet of Coy church Higher. On the motion of Mr. Nicholl, the Chair- man, Mr. T. J. Davies, the sanitary inspec- tor, and the highway surveyor were appointed to attend the inquiry and watch the proceed- ings in the interests of the Penybont author- ity. TONDU HAIRDRESSERS. Messrs. A. A. Saunders, C. R. Jenkins, and T. G. Collins, hairdressers at Tondu and Aberkenfig, applied1 that an Early Closing Order should be enforced in that district, similar to that granted to the hairdressers of Th" Bridgend. The petitioners stated that they had endeavoured secure voluntary early closing, but every effort had proved futile, and in the circumstances they asked for the co-operation of the Council. The Clerk pointed out that this matter came within the jurisdiction of the County Council, and he was requested1' to reply ac- cordingly. N CWMFELIN SCHOOL. Mr. Watkin J. Davies repofrted that he had received plans for the proposed new school at Cwmfelin, but as the building was set back 18ft. from the centre of the road', the road- way would be only 31 feet wide. He had accordingly returned the plans to the archi- tect requesting him to show a. 36ft. road, and. though be at first agreed to this, he had again returned the plan showing the building 18ft. from the centre of the road. The Council endorsed, the inspector's action, and decided to insist on a 36ft. road' being provided. A PENCOED DITCH. Mr. Mansel Franklen, clerk to the Glamor- gan County Council, wrote, on the instruc- tions of the Sanitary Committee of the County Council, caUing the Council's atten- tion to the insanitary condition of the ditch, alongside the mlliTh road at Pencoed, and stating that. the committee would expect to 'hear at their next meeting in September that steps were being taken to abate the nuisance. complained of. They also called the atten- tion of the Council to the insanitary condi- tion of the water supplies in their district, particularly to the well at Llangewydd and the springs at Pantypylla and Ewenny, which on chemical analysis, showed evidence of con- tamination, and on bacteriological examina- tion were found to be of doubtful purity. With i-cference to the complaint respecting the ditch the clerk was directed to inform Mr. Franklen that the County Council had) already remedied a portion of the ditch. No action was taken with regard to the other matter, it being stated' that the condition, of the water supplies was receiving attention. H OF THE DISTRICT. It was reported that infectious diseases had been notified as follows:—One case of diph- theria at Ewenny three of scarlet fever at Cwmfelin, and four of enteric fever at Kenfig Hill. Reporting on the cases of enteric fever, Mr. Watkin Davies stated that the parents and. two children were affected. The husband had been engaged in taking down and' re- building six old cottages at Kenfig Hill, and he "seemed to think that that was the cause of his illness." ENGINEER'S SALARY. The committee appointed to consider the application of Mr. Jesse Hurley for increased remuneration, recommended that his salary be increased from 15s. to 17s. 6d. for his ser- vices to Tythegstone Higher and Pyle. This recommendation was adopted, on the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. Loveluck. NANTYCI RESERVOIR. Mr. Hurley stated that he had visited the Nantyci Reservoir on the previous Tuesday. The reservoir had been filled1 for about 10 days, but it had not yet been connected with the mains. There were no indications of any leak, and he thought Messrs. Callander had made a thoroughly good job of it.
KILLED ON THE LINE. ♦ PONTYRHIL COLLIER'S FATAL WALK. Mr. S. H. Stockwood, coroner for the Manor of Ogmore, held an inquest at Beth- aran Chapel, Brynmenin, oil Monday, into the circumstances of the death of David Rees, Llest Houses, Pontyrliil, who was killed on the Garw branch line of the G.W.R. on Satur- day night. Inspector W. J. Nickless repre- sented the railway company. Evidence of identification; was given by a brother named Thomas Rees, a bootmaker, of Nantyffyllon, who said' deceased was a collier and was 34 years of age. He was a married man. Emrys Rees, of Brynmenin, stated that he, was with William Osborne near the Fox and Hounds Hotel 011 Saturday night, about nine o'clock, when deceased came up and asked for a match. He also asked for a few more matches to use "on his way up." He also inquired what time the next train went- up the Garw, and witness told him 11 o'clock. Deceased said he would walk it, and went up the path alongside the railway. Deceased' ,appeared to have had a little drink, but he walked and talked all. right. He seemedl quite capable of looking after himself. James Allbright, engine driver, said he was driving a mineral train from Blaengarw to Tondu on Saturday night. When near to the wood1 above Brynmenin, he noticed something light on the line about 50 yards ahead. He and his mate put their brakes on, and' he called the attention of the guard. They stopped in about the length of the train, but not before passing over the object. He and the guard walked back up the line, and about 20 yards beyond1 the van they saw the body of a man. He was dead and they moved him to the Six Foot Way and went on to Bryn- menin and informed the stationmaster. It was a dark and foggy night, and there was not much wind. He opened' the whistle as soon as he saw the object. He did not often, see men walking along the line. By the Jury The body was lying in the Four Foot. full length, and the engine bad passed over the head. Robert Henry Barnes, the guard, gave cor- roborative evidence, and the jury returned a. verdict of Accidental Death.
SPORTS AT HEOLYCYW. The first annual sports at Heolycyw were held on Monday. The judges were Messrs. H. B. Thornley, J. H. Hawkins, W. Wil- liams, J. T. Salathiel, J. H. Griffiths, W. B. Davies, Charles Willis, and B. L. Griffiths; starter, Mr. Morgan Stradling; clerk of the course, Mr. A. Ridout; handicapper, Mr. Ted Lewis, Pontypridd; handicapper of horses, Mr. Averiil, Brynmenin; chairman of committee, Mr. Geo. Hawkins; secretaries, Messrs. J. Price and E. Clatworthy. Re- sults — 120 yards novice: 1, D. T. Rees (scratch); 2, William Clarke (2 yards). One mile novice bicycle: 1, Leonard1 Morris, Llaharran (120 yards). Half-mile bicycle: 1, W. Jenkins, roity- irhil (50 yards). 120 yards: 1, T". G. Thomas (2} yards); 2, Wm. Bartiett (1 yard); 3, Howell J. Watem (8 yards). 440 yards: 1, Wm. Lloyd, 12 yards; 2, Frank Han ford, 6 yards. One mile bicycle: 1, B. Farrow. HaverforcK- west, 20 yards; 2, S. Watson, Nantymoel, 170 yards. I!- miles galloway: 1, C. Davie-s's' Lady Maud, scratch; 2, John Jenkins's Xancy, scratch. It miles trotting: 1, J. Howell's Grey Boy, 200 yards; 2, H. Thomas's Blind Bonny, 200 yards. It miles trotting: 1, H. Jones's Joey. 250 yards; 2, T. Owen's Tommy Grey, scratch. Mr. Dauber (sore from criticism): "It's all very well for the wretched, ignorant journalists to criticise my work. Thy know they're safe. I can't retaliate." Fair Cousin: "Couldn't you paint their portraits?" Miss Kay (in tramcar): It's really very kind of you, Mr. Crabbe, to give me your seat." M% Crabbe: "Not at all. We men are getting tired of being accused of never giving up our seats except to pretty girls." Poet's Wife: "My husband read this poem at a public celebration before thousands of people. Alas 1 it was the last poem he ever wrote." The Publisher: "I see. Did they lynch him or shoot him?" Racehorse Owner: "William, you are too heavy. Can't you take something off?" Jockey: "I'm wearing my lightest suit. and haven't tasted food all day." Owner: "Then, for good- ness' sake, go and get shaved." Pretty Girl (to Charles, her betrothed): "Charley, how far is it around the world? Isn't it twenty-four thousand Charles (putting both arms around her): That'/> all a mistake, love; L it is only about twenty-four inches." I have been in everv oivili&ed country on earth," eaid the globe-trotter, "and, would you believe it, I have met only two really intelligent women." "Two!" echoed the beautiful widow, in surprise. Whv, who was the other?" To AdvartMeTS.—Advertisers who send us small advertisements that oome under the various keadinglB of our prepaid scale, are re- quested, to, kindiz amd rensittwaoe witfe vnder.
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