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WORDS OF WISDOM, i- We often do more good by our sympathy than by our labours. In general those who have nothing to say con- trive to spend the longest time in doing it. Much of a. man's success in life depends on the degree of loyalty he is capable of inspiring. To judge of the real importance of an indivi- dual, one should think of the effect his death would produce. The young man who sets out to be the archi- tect of his own fortune must not ecorn to be the bricklayer and hod-carrier as well. You may dislike the word ideal or reject it, but the thing you cannot get Tid of if you would live any life above that of the brutes. „ Men will never be in an eminent degree virtu- ous and happy till each possesses that portion of distinction, and no more, to which he is entitled; by his personal merits. There be those that can pack the cards, and yet cannot play well; so there are some that' are good in canvasses and factions, that are, otherwise weak men.—BACON. I What is religion? Kindness to creatures. What s is happiness? The healthiness of a living being ? in this world. What is kindneee? Good nature.. What is wisdom? Discrimination. ) A good heart, a tender disposition, a charity that shuns the day, a modesty that bluebes at its own excellence, and impulse towards something more divine than mammon-fluch are the accom- plishments that preserve beauty for ever young. Saving for iaving's sake, without any special aim or end to accomplish, toon begeta the -Tice of avarice, and turns a man into a miser; but saving for worthy objects and noble designs' exalte the ckajaoter ana makes the life a world- wide blessing. Making the moet perfect plan imaginable o? what one is geing to do some day counts less than doing the most imperfect thing here and now. The man with a pound of theory thinks himeelf a conquering hero till he comes in con- tact with a man with an ounce of practice. Economy is the patent of integrity, of liberty, j and of ease, and the eisteT of temperance, of cheerfulness, and of health; and profusencsa is a cruel and crafty diemon, that generally involves) her followers in dependence and, debts—that is, fetters them with" iroBB into their souls." He who is false to preserit duty breaks a thread in the loom," says a great preacher of past days. The duty that lies next us is our one affair to-day. To-morrow depends upon it. It is our test, and our opportunity, and until we realise this we are not living wisely or well. Do not make a friend of one you cannot trust, but when you have made such a friend trust him. But though an enemy may do much harm. and well-chosen friends are among the greatest blessings of life, still after all a man has no better friend and no worse enemy thaii himself. Gentility is neither in birth, wealth, manner, nor fashion, but in the mind. A high fienso of honour, a determination never to take advan- tage of another, an adherence to truth, delicacy, and politeness towards those with whom we have dealings, are the essential characteristics of a. gentleman. Courtesy, said Dr. John Watson, is really doing unto others as you would be done unto, and the art of it lies in a careful coneideration for the feelings of other people. It comes from putting one's self in his neighbour's place, and trying to enter into his mind, and it demands a certain suppression of one's self and a certain delicate sympathy with one's neiidabcux. The twelfth century proverb, If youtB t*lt knew, and age could do," was founded oa an exclamation of Louis VI. to his couBBetloT, Suger, What a pitiable state is this ,of ours, to never have knowledge and strength together! In my youth had I had knowledge, &nd in old age had strength been mine, I might h&Te con- quered: flaany kingdoms."
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LOCAL GOSSIP. I — A very wholesome change has of late years taken; place in the treatment of the insane (writes -Cadrawd"). At thto time wheal gentlemen wore shirt collars that reached up to their eyes, and' swathed their necks with yards of deep-folded starched cambric, when their garments one and all were made to fit so tightly that the next great difficulty of the day after the morning dressing was the un- robing without absolutely tearing the gar- ments to pieces, when the ladies out-rivalled the sterner sex in the art of making them- selves uncomfortable through the agency of dress, submitting themselves to voluntary torture, what kind of treatment can we ex- pect them to have thought proper for the mentally amicted who, alas! had no voice In deciding whether they would submit to it cr not? Bedlam, was not an asylum for the in- sane, from the bufferings of the world, but truly a place full of horror; and unless the affected person seemed likely to prove danger- ous to himself or others, it was considered the most becoming course to allow- him to remain at large under the. slight restraint of his family, or in the care of a responsible family who for consideration would undertake the charge. Thus it was not at all an uncommon thing sixty or eighty years ago to meet one or two of these pitiable beings in a day's walk, some of whom would prove amusing in their harm- less vagaries, and' others perhaps inspire not a little terror. Sixty years ago the neigh- bourhood of Cowbridge was noted for having a goodly number of these people at large, and as their appearance abroad presented a social feature, which now happily no longer has oc- casion to exist, a brief account of them may have some small and noteworthy interest. Scott has not infrequently introduced a char- acter such as we speak of into his novels, and the quick observation, cunning and incongru- ous wit of the harmless-mad, give an effective picturesqueness to the pages of the novel. We do not propose to bring forward in this reminiscence any such characters, or produce a "Madge Wildfire." Highly effec- tive as some of cur characters might be in the hands of a true novel'ist, we are going to introduce to the reader Lewis Walters, a tall, gaunt figure, with an amazing appetite his hermit brother Henry in his lonely learned squalor in Cattle's-court; or Anna Ovens with her fantastic finery, her love of showing off her graceful" dancing, and her elevated pity for poor Lewis Walters. "Yes, poor fellow, he is mad, you know." In the coun- try there was Bessy" Buther" (a nick-name from the strange noise she often made in speaking) with her silk hat she had bought fifty years before while in service at the Has; Nanna, the Grove, whose husband was a blacksmith. Daily she was to be seen with & hug-e bundle upon her back in which she would search for some little thing to give the children, ehe being specially fond of babies. Then there were Molly Jacobs, of St. Bride's. Major, and Mary Russel, of Llandough, aueither of whom had any special trait beyond a wild desire to ramble about. Others then at large in the Vale were almost helpless and hapless, their madness sometimes taking a re- pulsive form. The fortunes of the Walters family make a. sad story. The father, the Rev. John Wal- ters, M.A., was rector of Llandough and St. Mary Church, and master of Cowbridge Free School. He was a man of extensive learning, an excellent Welsh scholar, and the author of xa Eaglish-Welsh Dictionary of great merit, which was the first book published1 in the County of Glamorgan, the first part being issued early in the year 1770. The Rev. Mr. Walters's family consisted of five sons, to whom he gave a good education. All the sons reached manhood, but two only survived their father—Lewis, the youngest, who was half-witted, &nd Henry, the elder, who be- came a hermit. Both of them were said to have shown in youth great mental promise, and to have been brought to the state in which they were for so many years known to the inhabi- tants of Cowbridge by the severe studies im- posed upon them by their father. Mr. Wal- ters left behind him little or no property. and at his death his sons removed to the town from the rectory of Llandough, to subsist upon the scanty income afforded; them by some clerical charity, and the slight benevo- lence of the neighbourhood. Henry lived1 alone in the small house down Cattle's-court; Lewis lived in lodgings pro- Tided for him by those who saw to the laying out of his share of the pittance, but came daily to attend his strange-tempered, but perfectly sane brother, who kept him in great subjection. What Henry's appearance was like during the early part of his twenty years' abode in Cowbridge I have not been able to ascertain, but during the latter part of it I have been told that he never went to bed, never washed himself, had no clothes on save a large flannel wrapper brought him by his friends and wore till it hung in: tatters. He allowed his beard to grow, and hair to re- main uncut, and the dust and' dirt of years covered everything in the house. The fur- niture of his rooms was scanty, the large arm chair which he occupied day and night, a table and stool were nearly all he could boast of beyond a curtain which he could dtraw round one portion, of the room, and screen himself from the gaze of a visitor or the un- pleasantness of the draught. In the back part of the room were heaps of books and papers, carelessly thrown about the floor. After his death "Felix Farley's Bristol Journal" for several years was found every copy unopened! The proprietor kept send- ing it, though he never got paid for it. Up- stairs there were more books, old ehina, and lumber, all thickly coated with the pervading dust. Yet this man, dirt and' dust encased 88 we see him, was most marvellously particu- lar as to cleanliness of all he ate. To begi. sritb, bis table, though wood of the greater part of it, could not be seen for dirt, was, at the spot where his plate was laid, as brightly polished1 ax possible. In the Memoir of the celebrated Vioar Pritchard, of Llandovery, published in 1867 ((the last and best of the several editions of "Canwyll y Cymru"), we aore informed that Mr. Rees Thomas, the prin- ter, who brought out the first edition of the above popslar work at Llandovery, took with tiim, when he removed his printing press to Cowbridge, the whole of the papers left by the old vicar of Llandovery, and that Mr. lieee, of Ton, was only three months too late to save them from the cartloads of papers which were taken out of the house in which Henry Walters had lived. These loads are niàto have been taken to a place called Waett y Gaer," and burnt as rubbisk. The only thing saved from this fire at Waen y Gaer was a portrait of the Rer. Mr. Wal- ters, in oil, which was for years afterwards seen hung in the parlour of a public-house at Cowbridge, but now cannot be traced. It is tfaid) that his picture in the time his son Xewis was Hving was so little valued or ad- mired by its owners that it had been stuck into the frame head downwards, and that by some chance he went into this tavern par- lour, recognised his father's portrait on the waD, and had sense enough to be indignant at the small respect paid to it. They paci- fied him, it is said, by restoring the portrait to its proper position
BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. Saturday.—Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (chairman), W. Llewellyn, E. F. Lynch BLosse, E. Orawshay-Willi-ams, J. P'. Gib- bon., T. C. Jones, W. J. Lewis, Rev. H. Eynon Lewis, and Dr. E. J. Pa.nry. • HOOPLA AT BRIDGEND. SHOWMEN SUMMONED. Three showmen—David Boswefl, Alfred North, and Richard Bu&s—were summoned for gaming with rings on Bridgend Fail- Ground. It was understood that the game, the legality of which was challenged by the police, is one known as lfoopla." Alderman T. J. Hughes was for the defence. Supt. Menhinick applied for a remand, as Inspector Evans, who was a witness in the case had tb leave for the Assizes. Alderman Hughes: My answer to that is that I am concerned in the local cases at the Assizes, and I have arranged with the C'lerk of Arraigns not to take them before 3.20. Inspector Evans can leave by the 1.3.). The Chairman: Will the cases take long? Snpt. Menhinick: I am afraid they will, your worship. Alderman Hughes: I shall be surprised if Mr. Menhinick can keep his end up for half an hour, having regard to something of which I informed' him half an hour ago. I cannot help thinking there is some other reason fcr the application. Supt. Menhinick: I think the cases will occupy a long time. and I should feel relieved if your worships will relieve. the inspector. The adjournment was granted. Alderman Hughes remarked that the cases were of importance, as they affected people all over the country. "OUT OF DEVILMENT." CAKE ATI YOUTHS' THEFT OF BEER. Arthur Bryn (17), Hendrick Davies (17), David James Williams (17). and Emrys Wil- liams (18), all colliers, were charged with stealing two M gallon casks of beer, value 20s., the property of the G.W.R. Company. Mr. Parsons (Messrs. Vachell and Co.) prose- cuted. Frederick George Hicks, checker, spoke to a van arriving at Nantyffyllon Goods Yards on Friday. July 22nd, from Burton, contain- ing beer. Two casks were afterwards missed. Owen Jones, wholesale beer merchant, said his consignment was two casks short. Herbert William Hooper stated that on July 2nd he was near Caerau siding when he heard one of the defendants say to another, '• What about stealing a cask of beer from the siding." Witness advised them to join to- gether and buy some beer if they wanted some, and not steal it. Later in the even- ing he was talking with his brother and an- other man near the Duffryn, when he saw the defendants pass with a cask of beer. P.C. Fitzgerald said he arrested' the d'efen- dants and charged them Jointly. Bryn said, We had only one cask. We carried it np the mountain beteen us and shared it." Witness afterwards found the bottom of one of the missing casks on the mountain. Bryn We did not want the beer. We took it out of devilment. Defendants admitted1 taking one. cask. Emrys Williams, against whom there were previous convictions, was nned E3, or 10 days, and the other defendants L2, or seven days. UNLICENSED AIR GUN. PONTYCTMMBK YOUTH SUED. Ivor Allsopp, Pontycymmer. collier, was summoned for carrying a gun without having a license. Alderman T. J. Hughes appeared for defendant. P.C. Price Evans stated' that at 6.50 p.m. on April 7th he saw defendant in a field! near Alexandra-road firing with an air gun. Alderman Hughes said the defendant was one of a number of sons, and their father bought them an air rifle because he thought it would keep them out of mischief and pro- vide harmless recreation for them. It was selected from a catalogue, in which there was nothing to indicate that a license was neces- sary, and the defendant innocently took the gun out of the house to have a few shots, quite unaware that a license was necessary. Defendant was, of course, entitled to use the gun in the house, but not outside. The ease was dismissed on payment of the costs—2s. 6d., and the Chairman advised the defendant to join an air rifle club. He thought all young fellows should follow Lord Roberts's advice and join a club and learn to shoot. NOT HER HUSBAND'S CHILD. Mary Hannah Thomas, 19 Metcalf-street, Caerau, summoned her husband, David John Thomas, of Cwmparc, Treorky, collier, for arrears on a maintenance order amounting to tll. The order, which was made at Bridgend, was for 10s. a week. Defendant applied for an adjournment to enable him to take out a summons to have the order varied. His wife, he alleged, had given birth to a child by another man. Complainant: It is quite, true, but I thought he was in America. The case was adjourned. MALAFIDES AT TREOS. William Roberts and George Beynon, of Coity, colliers, were charged with obtaining intoxicating dtrink at the Star Inn, Treos, on July 4th. Inspector Benj. Evans said defendants stated that they lived over three miles dis- tant, but he had had the distance measured, and found it just over two miles. Defendants, neither of whom appeared, were fined 10s. each. THREE MONTHS FOR WIFE DESERTION. John Dyson Stafford, formerly of Maesteg, was brought up on a warrant charged with deserting his wife, Harriet Emma, and two children, whereby they became chargeable to the common fundi of the Bridg- end and Cowbridge Union. Relieving Officer Evan Evans stated that the prisoner left his wife in January. He had previously deserted her, in May of last year. Prisoner, who had nothing to say, was sent to prison for three months. RELIEF BY FALSE PRETENCES. Thomas Ryan, no fixed abode, was charged with feloniously attempting to obtain relief at Bridgend on July 16th. Sergt. Wm. David said that defendant ap- plied at the Police-station for a night"s lodg- ing, stating that he had no money. Witness found a tin in one of his pockets containing some tobacco at the bottom of which was a 2s. piece. Asked why he had denied that ho had any money, prisoner replied, I thought I could get a night's lodging, for no- thing." Prisoner said he was saving up for a new coat. He was let off with a caution. IT'S THE DRINK AGAIN." John Welsh, no ixed abode, was charged with stealing a coat, value os., from 104 Com- mercial-street. Maesteg, tfee property of Berthold Weherte. Boston Weherle gave evidence as to missing the coat, and P.S. Sees Davies spoke te the arrest. When charged by the last witness prisoner said It's the 4lrink again." Prisoner was committed for seven days. TWO MONTHS FOR POLICE ASSAULT. Thomas Rees, a labourer, of no fixed abode, was charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting P.C. Thomas Davies, at Maee- teg. P.C. Davies stated that he was OR street duty on the previous Monday when he saw defendant, who was very drunk and creating a great disturbance. He came across to wit- ness and struck him. knocking him down. While on the floor, prisoner kicked him. Mr. Bevan, of the Model Lodging-house, came to witness's assistance. Prisoner was sent to gaol for two months. ORDER BY CONSENT. Elizabeth Thomas, 20 Morris-street, Maes- teg, taiJorees, summoned William Edgar Jones, Alma-cottage, Alma-road, Maesteg, fitter, to show cause, etc. Mr. Harold Lloyd was for the complainant, and Mr. E. E. Davies defended. Mr. E. E. Davies stated that the paternity was admitted, and defendant agreed to an order for payment of 3s. 6d. per week, with court and midwife fees. Formal evidence was given. and an order was made in accordance with the arrange- ment stated. PLAUSIBLE WIFE DESERTER. A BAD CHARACTER." William Henry Clarke, late of 15 Gelli- street, Caerau, collier, was charged witK de- serting his wife and two children, aged two years and five months, whereby they became cWu-geable to the Union on June 5th. Evan E. Evans, relieving officer, stated that defendant's wife and children were admitted to the Workhouse oil June 5th and were after- wards allowed 5s. per week in relief. They had cost the Guardians altogether £2 2s. Mrs. Clarke said her husband went away on February 2nd—two weeks before her baby was born—without intimating his intention to do so. On February 16th she received a letter from him stating that if she wrote him he would send her money and call on the fol- lowing Saturday. She replied by return, but her letter was returned through the Dead Jjetter Office. She had only received 5s. from him since he went away. Defendant: It is -all through her family. If she would come away from them it would be all right. Complainant: My father provided him with a home, and he sold it up. Defendant I went to the house six weeks ago, and her father turned me from the door, threatening to send for the police. Complainant: I was in the Workhouse at the time. Defendant: It is all through her father. It is his game to keep her from me and get me to pay towards her. Complainant: My father has done a lot for you. He paid your Federation for you and you tried1 to raise the money afterwards from the secretary to spend in drink. Defendant: That was before we were married. The Deputy Clerk: Do you offer to provide your wife with a home now ? Defendant I have a home at Llanbradach. Complainant: He sent for me once before, and when I went, no-one was there. I had to sell my little girl's eoat to pay my train fare home or I should have had to sleep out. He has never provided me with a home yet. Prisoner, who was told by the Chairman that he appeared to be a bad character, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment. BATCH OF SUMMONSES ADJOURNED. Mr. Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, applied for the adjournment of the following sum- monses—Alfred Brickie, 46 Gelli-street, Caerau, collier, against Jno. Jenkins, 45 Gelli- street, collier, for assault, and against Mar- garet Jenkins, his wife, for abusive lan- guage; Margaret Jenkins against Rosina Brickie, wife of the above complainant, for abusive language; Margaret Ann Rees, 51 Gelli-street. against Rosina. Brickie, for as- sault; Police against Rosina Brickie and John Jenkins for abusive language. All the offences were alleged to have been committed on July 10th. The adjournment was granted. OGMORE VALE! QUARREL. Sarah Jones, 13 Bridge-street, Ogmore Vale, summoned' Edward Hawkins, John- street, Ogmore Vale, collier, for assault on June 10th. Complainant (who had a badly discoloured eye) alleged that defendant struck her with- out provocation. Defendant alleged fhat complainant was drunk, and that. a Mrs. Wallington knocked her down. He only picked her up. Complainant: Oh, you fibber, you fibber. The case was dismissed'. I- WENT TO AMERICA." Mary Ann Dixon (formerly Langston), 17 North-street, Bridgend, summoned Rees John, 41 Grove-road, Nantyffyllon, for arrears of JE16 2s. 6d. on an affiliation order. Mr. J. T. Howell, for complainant, said defendant went to America three or four days after the making of the order, which, was for 2s. 6d. a week. He had paid nothing. Com-plainant having given formal evidence, Mr. Howell said he had' been. approached by defendant's family to accept a sum in settle- ment, and he asked for ail adjournment. Tkis was granted. SCHOOL CASES. The following were summoned in respect of the non-attendance of their children at schoo,l Aberkenfig.—Patrick Cody, Park-road, fined 10s. James James, Park-.road, 10s.; Wilham Kendall, Jenkins-row, 5s. BlaengarAv.—Joseph Stoneham, 3 Railway- terrace, 5s. William Williams, 27 Gwendo- line-street, 5s.; James Pullen, 25 Mariana- street, 5s. Pontycymmer.—William Griffiths, 73 Vic- toria-street, 10s.; John Lewis, 73 Victoria- street, 5s.; John Evans, 17 Cuckoo-street, .).8.. PontyrhH.—John James, 5 Station-road, 5s. Angelo Ranaldi, 3 Station-road, 5s. MISCELLANEOUS. William Charles, Wick, a retired publican, was charged with using a four-wheeled carri- age without a license.—F.C. Rees Davies said defendant was using the carriage to drive people to Southerndown Road Station. When asked to show his license he produced one for a dog cart.—Fined 15s. Richard John, Cefn Cribbwr, haulier, for using a carriage without a license, was fined lOti. For keeping dogs without licenses, George Prosser, Maesteg, farmer, had to pay 2s. 6d., and 2s. 6d. Evan Rees, Maesteg, farmer, 2s. 6d. Michael Coleman, Maesteg, collier, 5s. George Thomas, Maesteg, collier, 5s. Rev. Canon M. Kelly, Maesteg, 5s. William Thomas. Garth, farmer, 2s. 6d. and 2s. 6d.; Thomas Jones, Garth, farmer, 2s. 6d. and 2s. 6d. David R. Mazey, Llangymvyd, farmer, 2s. 6d. Margaret Jones, Bettws, Avidow, farmer, 2s. 6d. and 2s. 6d. William Harris, Cwmfelin, collier, 5s.; David Thomas, Llan- gymvyd, farmer, 2s. 6d. For allowing their dogs to be at large with- out collars. John Quinlan, Pricetowll, green- grocer, had to pay 2s. 6d. George Gardner, Pricetown, collier, 2s. 6d. John Thomas, Nantymoel, collier. 2s. 6d. Thomas Owen, BlaengarAv, newsagent, 2s. 6d. Thomas Shoemuck and William Davies, Pontycymmer, labourers, were fined 15s. and 30s. respectively, for obstructing Bridgend- road by fighting. David James, agent for Henry George James, was granted an ejectment order, to take effect in 21 days, against Mrs. Mary Fitssgex-ald, 2 Graig Steps, Bridgend, widow. William Henry Jones, Nantyffyllon, collier, was mulcted in 5s. for driving without lights. For carrying a gun without a license, Wm. Jones, Brynna Gwynon, collier, was fined 2s. 6d. « For drunkenness, John BoNven and Herbert Brown, Bryn cot h in. colliers (drunk at Porth- cawl). were fined 15s. each; and for being drunk and disorderly Richard Owen, Pen- bryncAvm, collier (at Pencoed) had to pay 15s. The use of indecent language led to the fol- loAving being finoo: -George Burrows, Og- more Vale. collier, 15s.; William Kennedy, Maesteg, labourer, 15s.; Samuel Rees, Caerau, collier, 20s. Monday.—Before Messrs. Oliver Sheppard and W. J. Lewis. GARW BOY CAUGHT IN THE ACT. Henry Sheenock (aged 14), Ivor-street, Pontycymmer, was charged with wilfully breaking the glass of the steam gauge of the Ogmore and Garw District Council s steam roller on May 26th. P.C. Price Evans stated that at 7 p.m. he was passing the steam roller, which was covered with a sheet, in Alexandra-road, when he heard a noise underneath. Lifting up the sheet he saw the boy deliberately breaking the glass of the steam gauge. De- fendant commenced to cry, and said he Avas very sorry. Sheenock, who pleaded guilty, was fined £ 2. £2..
BURGLARS BUSY. « PYLE AND KENFIG HILL STATIONS AND SKER HOUSE BROKEN INTO. Pyle Railw ay Station was last week broken into for the fourth time within two years. The neighbouring station, of Kenfig Hill, on the PorthcaAvl branch line, was also entered. The contents of drawers and desks were much disturbed, but the thieves did not find any money. The romantic old mansion house of Sker, four miles from Pyle, a portion of which is associated with the early days of Neath Abbey, to which it belongs, was also broken into during the night, and a quantity of clothing and' boots was carried away. Some Cardiff gentlemen camping near Sker House, on hearing in the early hours of the morning of a burglary, called upon Mr. William Mor- gan, the occupier of Sker, and seemed to enjoy themselves in a search after the thieves, but without success.
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PORTHCAWL CAMPS QUESTION 0 A REPLY TO "SEA-SERPENT." WHY THE WORCESTERS & WARWICKS ARE NOT COMING. TELEGRAM REFUSING LAND. At the meeting of Porthcawl Council on Monday night, Mr. John Grace asked to be alloAved to call the attention of the Council to a note which appeared' in last- week's Gla- morgan Gazette" under the heading of "By the Silver Sea." In that article, said Sir. Grace, some statements were made which he considered were a dastardly attack on the Camps Committee of that Council. After commenting on the secrecy which went on at the Council and the referring of things to committee, like they had been doing that night, the writer made the following refer- ence to the Camp Committee — Perhaps there has been no more glaring instance of this policy of secrecy than is provided by the Camps Committee, some members of which will no doubt be rudely dealt with if they face the electors before making amends. It is an open secret that it is through some bungling or other on the part of that committee that the Worcester and Warwick Brigade is not to encamp at PorthcaAvl this year, and yet the committee has refrained from presenting any repoir-t on the subject to the Council. The other members are equally to blame for not de- manding an explanation why their col- leagues have failed to come to terms with the commanding officer of the Brigade. I wish to avoid personalities, but I: cannot re- frain from expressing the opinion that the member of the Council who has been wont to pose before the electors as the one infal- lible champion of publicity has not of late been acting up to his part. It seemed to him that the writer of that ar- ticle had some motive in view, and that mo- tive was to injure PorthcaAvl. It would not injure the members of the Camps Committee, and he personally did not c-are very much what was said about him. Their CONSCIENCES WERE PERFECTLY CLEAR. The Gazette" had always received the great- est courtesy from the Council ever since lie had been a member, and the reporter of that paper was given all information, while it was the wish of the Council that he should receive information from the clerk concerning mat- ters dealt with in committee. The airticle had caused a great deal of talk. It was dis- cussed' night after night—he would not say ii-here-wit Ile the Council were thoroughly well" cussed" for keeping away the Worcester and Warwickshire Brigade. The Council were not responsible and lie asked that the Surveyor should read a short statement he had prepared on the subject. The Surveyor (Mr. A. S. Lilley) read the folloAving report A private application to encamp here was made by the officer com- manding the Worcester and Warwickshire Brigade, in September, 1908. A Camps Com- mittee was formed in order to secure and re- serve lands and obtain prices, and terms were submitted to the commanding officer in Octo- ber following. Nothing, however, was heard until a similar, but unofficial, application was made by the Territorial authorities in April this year for the Hereford, Brecon, and 3rd Monmouth Battalions to encamp here on the same dates as applied for by the Worcester and Warwicks, and an agreement was pre- pared and entered into in June of this year to take the land so reserved. On the 9th June, Immediately following the closing of the second application, the officer command- ing the Worcester and Warwicks made his formal application for the land, and we had to reply by wire whether arrangements could be made. The surveyor replied on June 10th: Lands already engaged till end of August.' A meeting of the Camps Committee was convened on the 11th June, and they en- deavoured to secure other lands. After great difficulty OTHER LAXDS WERE SECURED and submitted to the applicant per wire on the same day. The offer was, however, too late, as other arrangements had been made. It will be noticed that in not less than 24 hours of the receipt of the formal application of the Worcester and Warwicks, although the first site had been disposed of all additional 26 acres were, with difficulty, secured and submitted with terms." Mr. T. E. Deere said he had read the article in the Gazette." He noticed that his name cropped up in it, and he wished it to be understood that he, was not associated in any shape or form with the matter Mr. Grace re- ferred to. He did not know who wrote the article. In further remarks, Mr. Deere said the re- port which got about might have emanated from the wire which Mr. Lilley admitted. having sent to the commanding officer of the brigade befotre consulting the Camps Com- mittee. It was the first time he (Mr. Deere) had heard of a telegram to the effect that no land could be offered. The Surveyor read' the telegrams which passed between Major Gillman and himself. Mr. W. J. Jackson said it seemed from the article in the Gazette" that outsiders knew that Major Gillman was told the land was let. The Chairman (Mr. J. L. Lambert): It is certain that some information has leaked out, but I don't think any good purpose can be served by going into this matter further. Mr. Deere: It seems to be insinuated that the statements got out through members of the Council; that should' be cleared up. Mr. Grace seemed to insinuate that some MEMBERS WERE CARRYING TITTLE TATTLE. Mr. Grace: I never thought of such a thing. The Chairman: I didn't take it in that light. Mr. Grace feels that it is only fair to the Council that the articleshould not go uncontradicted. That is his motive. Mr. Elias (Newton) said it seemed to him that there was a feeling in the district that certain members of the Council objected to camps coming there, but he had never heard one of them express such views. There was a difference of opinion with Iregard to camps being allowed on. the common, but they were all agreed that private and enclosed land should' be secured if possible. The terms of- fered to Major Gillman Avere loAver than those Avhich any district could offer, and the Coun- cil had given all assistance with respect to water and sanitary arrangements. They had been most pleased with the terms in the past. He understood' that the reason why Major Gillman had not come to terms was that the two brigade camps clashed', and, after an experience lie once had where there was a "war" bet-ween the brigades, he was not anxious that there should be a clash again. The Chairman) said that, as a member of the Camps Committee, he felt that every member of the committee did all they possibly could to get as many Territorials to Pbrth- c'awl as possible. Major Gillman was to blame, because he would not definitely take the fields which the members of the commit- tee had secured on their own responsibility and without placing any liability on the rate- payers. Major Gillman would not say he would have the land, and the committee were between, the devil and the deep sea" when the other Territorial battalions came along, and the Council, in order to secure a camp, closed with them for the land. Subsequently Major Gillman changed his mind, but the committee, after considerable trouble, found other land, and there was no doubt that the reason why the brigade did not come to Porthcawl was not because of any difficulty in. regard to land. but because it was not de- sirable that two brigades should be so close together. The danger was that they would get entangled' in manoeuvring. That was the only true explanation of the matter, and he hoped the Gazette" would give this explan- ation of the Couneil as much publicity as was given to the airticle in question. Mr. Elias (Nottage), also a member of the committee, endorsed the statements of the previous speakers. The writer in the "Gazette" indicated that the oommittee were responsible for the brigade not coming to Porthcawl, but the committee actually went to a great deal of trouble to try and bring the camp about, and had some difficulting in persuading Mr. David' Hopkins to give the land. They were anxious that there should be two camps this year. The matter was then allowed to drop.
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PORTHCAWL URBAN COUNCIL Mr. J. L. Lambert, J.P., presided at the" fortnightly meeting of the Porthcawl Urban Council on Monday evening. There were also present: Messrs. W. J. Griffin, T. E. Deere, John Elias (Nottage), John Grace, W. J. Jackson, John Elias (Newton), and Ed- mund Heme, with the clerk (Mr. E. T. DaA-id), the deputy clerk (Mr. W. Chorley), and the surveyor and inspector (Mr. A. S. Lilley). PAT ON THE BACK. A letter was read from Mr. Robert Elias acknowledging the expeditious way in which the surveyor had attended to the burst of a drain at Newton. Mr. Elias (Nottage): I suggest the letter be handed to the surveyor, so that he can produce it any time as a recommendation. Mr. Elias (Newton): It is not often we get a pat on the back. (Laughter.) BAND STAND. The question of the erection of a temporary band stand by the Chamber of Trade was, on the motion of Mr. Jackson, referred to the Works Committee with power to grant a site on the Esplanade or Green. Mr. Deere: Has anything been heard from Mr. Higginson as to when he is commencing with his band ? The Deputy Clerk: We have had an ack- nowledgement of the Council's last letter.. Mr. Grace I belieA-e he is treating with the Chamber of Trade in the matter. N OF AUDIT. The Clerk intimated that notice had been received that the audit of the Council's ac- counts for the year ended March 31st would commence on Monday. August 9th, at 12 o'clock at the Council Offices. PLANS. Mr. G. Griffiths submitted amended plans for six houses in New-road. It will be re- called' that the private street dispute arose in regard to these plans. The Surveyor stated that the plans were similar to those already approved. Mr. Jackson proposed that the plans be sealed, and this was carried, the Chairman and Mr. Deere voting against. Plans for four houses in Lias-road for M'r. W. Bagg were also approved. HACKNEY CARRIAGES. The Works Committee reported that they had received a petition from the proprietors of Hackney carriages requesting the Council to take steps to prevent owners from other towns plying for hire in Pbrthcawl, and pointing out the injustice which this involved to resident ratepayers. The Deputy Clerk stated that the Council had adopted byelaws governing Hackney car- riages. Mr. Jackson proposed that the clerk be directed to report on the subject, and this was agreed to. PRIVATE STREETS ACT. The Works Committee recommended the Council to instruct the surveyor to prepare .plans with the view of putting the Private Streets Works Act into force in St. Mary- street, Lias-roadi-from John-street to Oletha —and a portion of Church-place. Mr. Jackson proposed the adoption of the recommendation. Mr. Griffin opposed the motion, stating that this was the initial step of what he be- lieved would prove a highly contentious mat- ter. There was no doubt in his mind that when an attempt would be made to put the Act into force with respect to certain por- tions of the streets the frontagers would raise the point that those portions wrere public highways. Mr. Griffin further contended that, in any case, the instructions of the com- mittee were not sufficiently definite, and' also that the condition of portions of the streets was attributable to what the Council had done there in connection with sewerage works. He moved that the matter be re- ferred back. Mr. Elias (Newton) seconded. Mir. Elias (Nottage) and Mr. Jackson, urged that the scheme should proceed, having re- gard to the condition of the roads. The Chairman thought that Mr. Griffia's points would arise when the final apportion- ments came before the Council. It was im- portant that plans should be prepared for the guidance of builders in regard to the floor levels of buildings. Mr. Griffin was in" viting opposition to the attitude of the Coun- cil, which was not playing the game. The amendment was defeated, and the Council adopted the committee's recommen- dation—to instruct the surveyor to prepare plans. "THE WILDERNESS." The Council adopted a recommendation of the Works Committee that the clerk write the secretary of the Chamber of Trade that the Council could not see their way clear to ap- proach Mrs. Gordon with the view to ''The Wilderness" being thrown open. C REPORTED. The Surveyor reported that Mr. Rhys Jones, the contractor for the laying of a water main to Shortlands, had laid and cov- ered about 100 feet of main without affording him the opportunity of inspecting it. The main was under 2ft. cover, whereas 3ft. was demanded. Mr. Jones's explanation was that he had instructed his foreman accord- ing to the specification, but the latter had evidently misunderstood' it. Mr. Griffin proposed that the matter be left in the hands of the surveyor, remarking that the Council would give him every support in having the works carried out strictly accord- ing to contract. This was carried nem. con. THE WATER SCHEME. The agenda contained an item relat- ing to the payment of a cheque to Messrs. Smith and Co., the waterworks contractors, according to the final certificate of the en- gineers. There was some discussion as to whether the matter should be dealt with in open Council, but it was pointed out that the whole of the accounts would have to be gone into, and the Council decided to consider it in committee. OTHER MATTERS. It appeared that Mr. J. H. Thomas had appeared before a committee of the whole Council with reference to an alleged contra- vention of the bye-laws, and that he had agreed to the appointment of Mr. D. Griffiths to superintend the additional work provided' for in the amended specifications. Replying to the Chairman, the Surveyor stated that no further information was avail- able respecting the alleged right-of-way through the Golf Club enclosure; he was waiting to hear from Mir. Lipscomb on the matter. Mr. E. T. Evans, solicitor, Port Talbot, writing on behalf of the owner of the Ship and Castle Hotel, stated I observe your Council will temporarily repair the roadway in front of these premises. I don't know what is meant by temporary repair.' We expect the road to be put in the same state as that in front of the other property.'—The Chairman said the word temporary" was inadvertently inserted in the Council's reso- lution as communicated to Mr. Evans, and it was decided to reply to that effect. The Local Government Board wrote sanc- tioning the re-appointment of Mr. A. S. Lilley ae inspector of nuisances.
YALE OF GLAMORGAN SHOW. As will be seen by our advt. columns, the Vale of Glamorgan Show will be held at Cow- bridge next Tuesday, and fine Aveather is now all that is required to make this year's show the most successful in the history of the Society. This year the Cowbridge and District Hor- ticultural Society will hold their show on the field, and a splendid entry has been received in that department, and also for poultry and pigeons, for which entries have been received from all over the kingdom. The entries for cattle and horses an. the largest since the Show was established. Entries for the jump- ing competitions will be received on the ground. The luncheon willi be held in the field at 1 p.m., and the Earl of Plymouth will preside. The entries this year have reached the mag- nificent total of 613, an increase of nearly 150 compared with last year. The classes for cattle, sheep and pigs are more numerous than last year, and all the principal breeders will again be represented. Cart horses show an increase of 34; the hunters and cobs classes will be about 20 stronger than last year, while in the dairy and garden produce departments there is a substantial improve- ment in the entries. To the general public the jumping and driving competitions should be a sufficient inducement to attendance.
A NEW GAME FROM AUSTRALIA." «♦ FISHMONGER'S LOSS OF £21 10s. GAMBLING IN A PORTHCAWL TRAIN. Henry Francis Selliek (27), fishmonger, of Coedcae-street, Cardiff; Philip Morris, alias Jacobs, a bookmaker, of Merthyr; John O'Girady, commission agent, Cardiff; Gabriel Davies, bookmaker's clerk, Merthyr; and Thomas Price, bookmaker, Cardiff, were charged with gaming in a train, between Cardiff and Porthcawl. Mr. Parsons (Messrs. Vachell and Co., Cardiff) prosecuted on be- half of the company, and Mr. Harold Lloyd defended Morris and Price, who were the only defendants to appear. Mr. Parsons explained that Selliek, on the arrival of a non-stop train from Cardiff to Porthcawl, gave information to the police that he had been defrauded by some men of £21 10s. by means of the three card trick. In consequence of that information Gabriel Davies and O'Grady were arrested and brought before an occasional court, but as the prosecutor (Selliek) did not appear the men were discharged. Subsequently sum- monses were issued against Selliek as well as the other men. The company were anxious that gaming in the trains should be put a stop to, and he thought the mere imposition of a fine upon men of the character of some of the defendants was utterly useless. Mr. Parsons was proceeding to refer to the alle- gation of fraud, but Mr. Harold Lloyd objected. He pointed out that under the summonses defendants were only charged with gaming, and any charge of fraud must be dealt with in the proper way. Ernest Brown stated that he and a friend named William George Taylor were travell- ing from Cardiff to Porthcawl on July 5th by a non-stop train. Selliek, O'Grady, and Gabriel Davies were in the compartment when witness and Taylor entered, and the two defendants who were present followed them in. About ten minutes after they had left Cardiff, Morris said, There's a new game from Australia; I will shew it to you," and, spreading his coat over his knees, he placed on it three cards and offered to bet anyone in the carriage that they would not "find the lady." One of the defendants ac- cepted- the bet, and won, and1 then all the de- fendants, including Selliek, commenced to play. On the way down Selliek lost JE21 10s. Arriving at PorthcaAvl the men croAvded round the door of the compartment, and wit- ness saw Davies and O'Grady hand over some coins and' notes to Morris. The other men were soon lost in the croAvd, but Sellick pointed out O'Grady and Davies to a police- constable, who followed them to the rear of a public-house near the station, where he ar- rested them. Mr. Lloyd Did you try your hand at the game P Witness: No. Mr. Lloyd: You are a wise man. (Laugh- ter.) Replying to further questions, witness said he could not say whether there was any cheat- ing on the part of the defendants. Selliek put down sums varying from 10s. to £.5; he had a lot of money in his possession. There were a- lot of "sports" and betting men go- ing to Porthcawl; where there were races. Mr. Lloyd pleaded guilty on behalf of Morris and Price., and' said that Avhile he could not defend them from a moral stand- point, they were entitled to justice. Of course men of the "soft" type must be pro- tected, but it was curious that people, read- ing what they did in the papers from time to time, should get into the hands of men play- ing the three card triclt and that Mr. Selliek should lose jE21 10s. between Cardiff and' Porthcawl. He would have liked to see Mr. Selliek, the man who needed protection; he was just as guilty as the other men. He suggested that the Bench should not take into consideration any element of fraud, because the defendants, if they were giiilty of any- thing of that sort, should be proceeded, against in the ordinary way. in which case they would be liable to long terms of impri- sonment. There was no evidence that the; defendants were in league. Detective Sergt. George Stephens said Morris and PVice, whom he had known for four years, gave the company considerable trouble. They were the associates of thieves, pick-pockets, and card sharpers. He had also known the defendant Davies, who was an associate of the defendants. The company were anxious to put down card sharping in the trains. The Chairman Do you know anything of Selliek?—No, sir. By Mr. Lloyd Morris had never been con- victed, and' there was only one conviction against Price. Selliek and Morris were fined- 40s. and costs each O'Grady was sent to prison for six weeks, Davies for two months, and Price for one month.
PRESENTATION TO PRINCIPAL T. REES. » BRECON FREE CHURCHES' TRIBUTE. A presentation was made on Friday night by the Free Church Council of Brecon' at a meeting held at the Plough Congregational Church to Principal T. Rees, M.A. (son-in- law of Mr. Michael Davies, Bridgend), of Bala-Bangor Congregational College, on the occasion of his departure from Brecon to take up his new duties. For a period of 10 years, Mr. Rees has been. a professor on the staff of the Memorial College at Brecon, and latterly vice-principal, and throughout that period he has rendered distinguished service, not only to the college, but to the Free Churches of the county and the Progressive cause. There was a large assembly in his honour, and an illuminated address was presented to him, the terms of which were as follows:- "Free Church Council of Brecon to Rev. Principal T. Rees, M.A. Rev. and Dear Sir,—We, the members of the Brecon Free Church Council, on the oc- casion of your departure from Brecon to Ban- gor, desire to present you with this address as a token, of our high regard for your ster- ling character, and our appreciation of the valuable services rendered by you to the cause of the Churches in the town. From the time of your residence among us, covering a period of ten years, you have been actively identified with the work of the council in all its various phases, serving its interests with a fidelity that is only equalled by your distin- guished ability, and we recognise in you a staunch and progressive Free Churchman, a fearless and forcible exponent of religious equality, 'and an ardent and' intrepid advo- cate. of social righteousness. We desire moreover to bear testimony to the initiation and tact which have characterised your efforts to further the aims of Free Church- men in our midst as well as to the disinter- estedness and devotion which yon have dis- played in all your especial activity. While we lay special emphasis on your vigorous ad- vocacy of Free Church principles, at the same time we recognise that your work wals not confined to the Council, for yon have laid the Nonconformity of the county under a d!eep debt of obligation by your service and in- fluence in other spheres—particularly in that of the County Education Committee. The Council's appreciation- of your many services found expression in your election to the pre- sidency during the year 1907-8, and a deep sense of your strenuous Avork in that capacity led to your re-election to the office during the present year. Whilie on the one hand we view your departure with keen regret, on the other hand we cordially congratulate, you on your appointment to the principalship of Bala-Bangor College. We extend to you our best wishes in your new and exalted sphere, and we pray that Almighty God may grant you health and long life to accomplish the important work to which you have been called. "July, 1909." The address, which is framed in oak, is signed by Mr. E. Morgan, C.C., and Mr. T. E. TrNr, J.P. (vice-chairmen of the Brecon Free Church Council), Mr. James Thomas, treasurer; and Rev. D. Owen Griffiths (pas- tor of Watergate Baptist Church), honorary secretary.