Auctioneer?' Announcements. UARRY F. LAMBERT (Fellow of the Auctioneers' Institute of the United Kingdom). AUCTIONEER, VALUER, LAND & ESTATE AGENT, 50TEL VALUER AND GAUGER. FIRE ASSESSOR AND ACCOUNTANT. SALES conducted of Estates, House Proper^ freehold Ground Rents, Farming ^tock three «onth8' credit), Growing Timber, Machinery, Household Furniture (modern and antique). OF HORSES, CARRIAGES, &C., at the Star Yard, Bridgend, every month. VALUATIONS made for Probate, Mortgage, bale, Tenant Right, Hotels, &c. ^AGTICAL EXPERIENCE in management of Estates. Ground Rents Collected. I 4GENT for Life, Accident, Fire, and Live Stock Insurance, also Workmen's Compensation. Vorious Freehold and ^asehoM ^sidences and y»Uas in Bridgend, Porthcawl, and District to be or Sold. JT) ro Furnished & Unfurnished Houses and Bungalows 40')0 Let at Porthcawl. Reasonable Terms given for Scllmg Freehold leasehold Properties, Farming Stock, Household '^tniture, &c. ^Telegrams—" LAMBERT, AUCTIONEER, BRIDGEND.' Telephone 0198. Offices-PRUDENTIAL BUILDINGS, BRIDGEND. I; Offices at Aberavon, Porthcawl, and L -Maeateg, I NEWCASTLE HOUSE, BRIDGEND. j' The above desirable Residence, with Lawns, f hardens, Stabling, etc., to be let furnished. > Full partieulars on application to •p* **8abert, Estate Agent, Bridgend. 9/uu I NEWCASTLE HOUSE, BRIDGEND. j' The above desirable Residence, with Lawns, f hardens, Stabling, etc., to be let furnished. > Full partieulars on application to •p* **8abert, Estate Agent, Bridgend. 9/uu SALE FIXTURES. —Sale of Leasehold Properties at Glyncorrwg. %uly—Sale of Furniture at Porthcawl. Sale of Old, Modern Silver and China at Sale of Leasehold Properties and Valuable Building Sites. HOWELLWILLIAMS AUCTIONEER, TENANT RIGHT AND HOTEL VALUER, BRIDGEND. "TrTHouell Williams's Announcements. SALE FIXTURES. Fat Stock, at Llantwit Major, August 3rd. LLANTWIT MAJOR. WHITE LION AUCTION MART. MR. HOWELL WILLIAMS (Fellow of the Auctioneers' Institute) will hold his next £ »le of Fat Stock at above Mart on I UESOAY, Arc. 7rd, 1909 (in consequence of Monday, Aug. <2nd, a Bank Holiday), at Twelve o'clock noon. Present Entries: 45 Grand Fat CATTLE. 400 Choice Fat SHEEP and LAMBS. 65 Dairy-fed PORKERS, CALVES, &c. Further entries solicited. Auctioneer's Offices Bridgend, Cardiff & Llant- "it Major. 182 Jr. John David's Announcements. PARTICULARS of SALE of FREEHOLD and COPYHOLD PROPERTY situate at ^Vaunsceel, Bridgend, to be offered for SALE BY AUCTION by MR. JOHN DAVID at the Dun- raven Hotel, Bridgend, on SATCKDAY, THE 8TH bAY OF AucusT, 1909, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Lot I.-All that well built and conveniently arranged Freehold Residence known as Wauns- ■ceel," situate near the road between Bridgend and Coychurch, together with the garden, orchard and outbuildings, and the four fields adjoining the Same, numbered 88, 90, 99 and 100 on the Ordnance Purvey. altogether containing an area of 15a. 3r. Bp. This Lot is let with Lot 2 to Mr. D. H. Lloyd for the residue of the term of 21 years from the 2nd day of February, 1890 at a total rent of £ 1(0.. Lot 2-All those 3 Freehold Fields adjoining Lot 1 to the North and known as "Lowest Four Acres," "Farther Four Acres," and Light Acres Waun sceel," containing together 17a. cv. 17p. This is included with Lot 1 in the letting to Lotl3y—All that Copyhold Field adjoining and <>n the North side of the road leading from Bridgend to Coychurch and bounded on the West by the Vale of Glamorgan Railway containing in area 6a. 3r. 34-p., and numbered 94 on the Ordnance This' field is let with those comprised in the next Lot to Messrs. Lewis Edwards and Thomas Edwards on an annual tenancy at the rent of ;b80. Lot 4 —All those 4 Freehold Fields situate on the South side of the Great Western Railway near Uovchurch Road and numbered 123,125,127 and 131. the total area of this lot is 15a. or. 4p. It is let "frith the previous lot to Messrs. Ldwards at a "total rent of £ 80.. Lot 5.—All those two Freehold Parcels numbered 124 and 132 on the Ordnance Survey, and situate on the South side of and adjoining the road leading from Bridgend to Coychurch, and containing by ad- measurement 2a. 2r. 30p. This lot is let on an annual tenancy to Mr. Edward Evans at the annual vent ot J>15. :Lots 4 and 5 are excelientiy adapte.l for bmldin purposes, there being a good road fiontage and excellent stone available. In all cases the tithes, rates and taxes are pay- able by the tenants. The Agreements of Tenancy can be seen at the -offices of the Vendor's Solicitors at any time prior For further particulars, plans &c., apply to the Auctioneer at his offices, Co*bi;idge:; or to Messrs. STOCKWOOD & WILLIAMS, 138 Solicitors, Bridgend. WINDMILL FARM, WICK. sale of Stock. Implements, Dairy Utensils, and Household Furniture. Mn tovtV DAVID has received instructions V™,Kxetutor of .l,e l.vte Mr. Willi! t" SELL BY AUCTION on Ww>*K»>iT, Aver?r 18TH, 1909, viz., 15 Milc h Cows and Store Cattle. 40 Ewes 35 lambs, 6 ('>rt Horses and Colts, Implements, Dairy Ult UtensUs, and Household Furniture. Furrher particulars in future advertisements or from the Auctioneer at Cow bridge. 179 Hr T J. Yorwerti's Xnnouncements. SHOW FIELD, COWB RIDGE. SAI.E NEXT TUESDAY. it tj T J YORWERTH will sell by auction on M tT;4a\ NKXT, A, 3rd, at 2.30 p-m., 20 DOZ. WOODEN HURDLES. Auctioneer's Offices, Cowbridge. 181 COWBRIDGE MARKET. TUESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 1909. Mr T J. YORWERTH has received instruc- tions from J. B. Wayman, Es(i., to ^U by Auction, on TUESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 1909, at 11.15 0 HEIFERS ANI) CALVEy* 1KA GRAND CROSS AND HALF-BRED lOU LAMBS. Auctioneer's Offices, Cowbridge. F. T. MOSSFORD & CO., MONUMENTAL MASONS, Coity Street, Bridgend. ALSO AT FAIROAK ROAD, CARDIFF, AND TYNEWYDD ROAD, BARRY. Prices and Designs sent on request. 6419 Up-to-Date Applianoee for turning out every dfoaa of work at competitive pncea, at Am akmorgao. Ctowfcto" Printing Works, Tenders COITY HIGHER PARISH COUNCIL. PERSONS desirous of Tendering for the con- struction of a Water supply for Pantypyllan, consisting of a service tank, the laying of pipes and other works, should apulv for forms of Tender to Mr. Evan Rees, Clerk, Hendre, Pencoed. Sealed Tenders to be delivered to the Clerk on or before the 24th day of August, 1909. The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. 166
IBirtljs, JKariragcs$t Beatljs ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Mr. D. Davies and family desire to thank the numerous friends of Bridgend and District for their kind sympathy in their recent sad bereave- ment. 172
On the principle of Better late than never," the proposal of the committee of the Glamorgan Territorial Association to make an effort to re-establish Artillery at Bridgend is welcome. There is no doubt that the As- sociation fully realises now that it made its greatest mistake when, in an unwise mo- ment, it practically ignored, the possibilities of Central Glamorgan as a recruiting ground' for its force. This has been partly admitted by the re-establishment of infantry at Maes- teg, the increase in the Cyclist establishment at Bridgend, and the proposal te re-establish a company of the Garrison Artillery at Bridg- end. It has unhappily been impossible to carry out the latter proposal owing to the decision of the War Office to cut down the establishment of the Garrison Artillery in the county from nine companies to five, which can easily be raised on the seaboard. How- ever, this is to be compensated for by raising a battery of the Royal Field Artillery at Bridgend, if official sanction can be obtained. In the original scheme of distribution the county was asked to raise two batteries of the 2nd Royal Field' Artillery, with the ammuni- tion column, leaving a battery to be raised in Cardiganshire to complete the Brigade. The Glamorgan batteries and column are es- tablished at Cardiff, and the Cardiganshire battery at Aberystwyth, and the committee of the Association are of opinion that it would be preferable to raise the whole Brigade in the county. The proposal has to receive the sanction of the Association and' the War Office. Should it be brought about, Bridg- end will have a much fairer representation in, the Territorial Force than on the redistribution, of units, but we may point out that the Vale of Glamorgan is still untapped save for Yeomanry, and the Ogmore and Garw Valleys, with their 25,000 inhabitants, are still altogether debarred from assisting to bring the Territorials to full strength in the county. The new legal opinion obtained by the com- mittee administering the Park Slip Explosion Relief Fund on their powers to increase the allowances to beneficiaries has been received with a'good deal of satisfaction by those who contend that the dependents are entitled' to larger sums, as the opinion enables them to hold out some prospect of more adequate al- lowances being granted. One point which has been gained is the decision of the Chair- man not in future to rule out of order mo- tions to increase the allowances to more than double the schedule sum, and it will in future depend upon the voting of the committee whether more adequate relief will be allowed. Unfortunately counsel's opinion deals with a specific and exceptional case only, not with the general power of the committee, and this may influence some of the members to vote against an advance in the gratuities gener- ally, which most of them desire. The ambi- guity in the trust deed remains. There can bo no doubt that, while the subscribers de- sired to assist the Miners' Provident Fund, which was badly hit by the explosion, the main object of the fund was to provide for the sufferers from the explosion, and it is un- fortunate that, while the resolution of sub- scribers empowered the committee to grant such amounts as they thought proper, the trust deed limits the payment to twice the schedule amount-or 5s. for widows and Is. for children. Many of the dependents hav- ing gone off the fund, ample money is' avail- able, and it is a great pity that the remain- ing dependents should receive no more than they could obtain from Poor Law relief. Backed to some extent by the new opinion, the committee may have the necessary cour- age to increase the allowances to more ade- quate proportions, and they can no doubt do so without fear of their action being contes- ted. Under the circumstances, Mr. W. Lewis was discreet in withdrawing his motion to try to get the trust deed varied, pending the effect of new counsel's opinion on the com- mittee. Should the committee still adhere to their present scale of payments, he can then renew his notice of motion. It is satis^ factory to note that. the dependents will pro- bably get an extra allowance at Christmas, as power has, at the suggestion of Mr. Boyd Harvey, been given to the local committee 'to increase the secretary's salary so as to en- able this to be done.
LOCAL NEWS. ♦ Preacher, Tabernacle Chapel. Sunday next, Rev. J. Pethina. Davies, Treherbert. Winning Number of Bicycle of late A. Ow ens, Edward-street, Bridgend 163. Grand Concert.—Royal Welsh Ladies' Choir, Town-hall, Bridgend, September 15th, 1909. 86 The Celebrated Lipton's Teas and Pro- visions may be had of the Agent for Bridgend —T. Woodward, near The Bridge. Bridgend ajid District Investment and Loan Society.-Next meeting, Wednesday, the 4th August, instead of Monday next. D. O. Evans, Sec. 162 South Wales and Monmouthshire Budget Protest League.—All who are opposed to the Budget are invited to attend1 a meeting1 to be held this (Friday) evening at the Wyndham Arms Hotel, at 6 o'clock. 161 Forthcoming Fete.—Mrs. Byass hopes a great many people will be present at the fete at Glanogwr next Wednesday, as she has been fortunate enough to secure the services of the Aberavon Temperance Band. Admission, Sixpence. Ix BANKRUPTCY.—A receiving order in bankruptcy has been made in the matter of Edwin James Ellaway, 28 Coity-road, Bridg- end. warehouseman, lately baker. PROBATION OFFICER.— On the justices taking their seats at Bridgend Police-court on Sat- urday, the Chairman (Mr. R. W. Llewellyn), announced that Mr. John Davis,, ex-supenn- tendent of police, had been appointed proba- tion officer to the court. BANK MANAGER'S PROMOTION.—Mr. W. Watkins, for seven years manager at the Bridgend1 branch of Lloyd's Bank. has been promoted to Llanelly, his place at Bridgend being filled by Mr. Duncan Jones, formerly accountant at Pontypridd. SCHOLASTIC WINNER.—Master Emrys Roberts, son of Mr. H. T. Roberts. Plymouth, until recently superintendent of the Edin- burgh and Glasgow Insurance Co. at Bridg- end, has won a scholarship at the Plymouth Grammar School, out of 300 competitors. C.M. MISSION.—The annual outing of the scholars of the Sunday School took place on Wednesday, Porthcawl being visited. About 120 made the journey by the 8.31 a.m. trafn, and, favoured with fine weather, a most en- joyable day was spent. Mr. D. Davies, the superintendent, with whom much sympathy has been expressed in the loss of his wife, did not accompany the party, but paid a visit during the afternoon. The secretary, Mr. D. J. Edwards, was in charge. BRIDGEND FLOWER SHow.-The Bridgend Flower Show will take place at the Market- hall next Wednesday, when the committee anticipate record entries. The show has made rapid progress since its commencement eight years ago. The committee will he thankful to the public of Bridgend and dis- trict for their attendance on that day. when an up-to-date band will play a fine selection of music throughout the afternoon. In ad- dition to the past shows of Bridgend. the committee are awarding gold and silver medals to various exhibitors. Music SUCCESSES.—At the recent school ex- amination of the R.A.M. and R.C.M., the fol- lowing pupils of Miss Kitty Howell, Beet- hoven School of Music, Coity-road, Bridgend, were successful:—'Pianoforte, higher divi- sion, Miss Irene Griffiths, Porthcawl; Miss Edith Smith, Llanharran; lower division, Miss Eva M. Miles, Llanharran. Trinity College of Music: Intermediate division, pianoforte, Miss Gerty Jones, Ogmore Vale. London College of Music: Elementary divi- sion, Master Ivor Roberts, Coity; primary division, Miss Margaret David, Brackla- street, Bridgend; Miss Daisy Pallfreman, Heolycyw. B.W.T.A. FETE AT ELMSFIELD. OPENED BY MBS. TURBERVILL. A well organised garden fete in aid of the funds of the local branch of the B.W.T.A. was held on Wednesday in the beautiful ground of Einisfie-ld, by the kind permission of Alderman and Mrs. T. J. Hughes. Favoured with brilliant weather, the event attracted a large attendance, and proved entirely success- ful. The B.W.T.A., which is quite unde- nominational, has accomplished much useful work in the town, as the result of which scores of homes have been transformed. A few years ago the branch purchased the pre-" mises in Nolton-street at a cost of £400, and a debt of JE175 was remaining, which it was hoped to substantially reduce as the result of the fete. Miss Beatrice Picton-Warlow is the president of the branch Mrs. W. Powell, secretary; and Mrs. T. J. Hughes, hon secretary. The opening ceremony was performed by Mrs. TurberviH (Ewenny Priory), who, in an interesting address, indicated the work the B.W.T.A. had accomplished in the town, I which, she said, was carried on steadily a.nd quietly. It was difficult work, but, while there were some features in it which were oc- casionally the cause of discouragement, they could undertake it, feeling that they were doing great service to the community and; to those whom they directly benefited. It was hoped, Mrs. Turbervill added, to extend the branch by making some provision for the other side of the town—the Coity Fields dis- trict. In conclusion, she paid a high tribute to the work of Mrs. Hughes as secretary. Mr. Michael Davies proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs. Turbervill. This was seconded by Mr. W. J. Lewis, and Alderman Hughes having briefly supported, was carried with acclamation. The tastefully arranged stalls on the lawn presented a picturesque appearance. They were in charge of the following ladies: Provisions: Mrs. T. J. Hughes, Mrs. D. Williams (Caroline-street), Mrs. W. Powell, Mrs. A. Jones, Mrs. D. L. Jen'kins, and Miss Stuchbery. Cake Competition Stall: Mrs. F. C. Couth. Mrs. Herdman and Mi's. T. J. Hughes acted as judges. Sweets, etc.* Mrs. Harry Lewis and Mrs. Edwards (Cheriton). Flowers and Fruit Miss Lloyd, M-iss Wood- ward, and Miss Ida James. China and Basket Stall: Miss Cole and Mrs. J. R. Lewis. Refreshments: Mrs. Michael Davies, Mrs. P. Thomas, Mrs. Simmonds, Mrs. Giles. Afternoon Teas: The Misses Powell and Miss Prichard. Mrs. Sibbering Jones, Mr. J. Haydn Jones, and Mr. V. A. Piercy were in charge of the jungle; Masters Donald Grant and Neville Lloyd had a Punch and Judy show, and Mr. Hodgings gave bee demonstrations. The prize-winners in the cake competition were: Miss Yeo (Elmsfield), Miss Annie Edward's, and Miss Doris Davies. A pleasant concert was held on the lawn in the evening. Pianoforte solos were given by Mr. Cuthbert James and Miss Hilda Morgan songs by Miss Annie Edwards, Miss Lewis, Miss Williams, and Mr. Lloyd; violin solos by Mr. H. Freedman a duet by Miss Ed- wards and Miss Lewis; recitations by Miss Bertha David and Mr. Llojpd and a Japanese dance by Miss Baker and friends. At the close a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Alderman and Mrs. T. J. Hughes for their kindness in placing their grounds at the dis- posal of the committee, and for their work in behalf of the B.W.T.A. The piano was kindly lent by Messrs. Thompson and Shackell. The net proceeds, after defraying all ex- penses, amounted to JE35. DISTRICT COUNCIL BY-ELECTION. Polling took place on Monday for the elec- tion of a member of the District Council to fill the vacancy caused in the South Ward by the death of Mr. R. C. Griffiths. There were two candidates, viz., John Davis, Cartref, P'ark-street, Tetired superintendent of police, and Frederick Higgins, Nolton-street, grocer. The polling station was at the rooms of the B.W.T.A., Mr. Ivor Howell (deputy clerk of the Council) being presiding officer, with Mr. C. O. Evans as clerk. The poll was fairly heavy, 343 electors registering their votes out of the 550 on the register. The result was declared' by the returning officer (Mr. J. T. Hmvell l as follows Frederick Higgins 190 John Davis 151 RURAL DEANERY CONFERENCE. PROTEST AGAINST DISESTABLISHMENT. A conference, consisting of clergy and par- ochial lay representatives of the parishes in the Rural Deanery of Groneath Upper (Eas- tern Division), was held in the Parish-hall, Newcastle, Bridgend, the Rev. Z. Paynter Williamson (rural dean) presiding. The Gov- c ernment proposal for the disestablishment and disendowment of the Church in, Wales was discussed. Speeches were delivered by the lay representatives strongly condemning the Government proposal, and a resolution was passed' unanimously protesting against the proposal for the secularisation of property originally given, and for centuries devoted1 to religious purposes. The following were elected to represent the deanery at the Lland'aff Diocesan Conference for the ensuing three years:- Lay—Messrs. G. Lipscomb, William Griffiths, M. Roderick, R. Milner. J. Dorney. George Knott, W. Paddison, W. Brad saw, — Leek, S. H. Stockwood, W. F. Bishop, James Herapath, and R. L. Knight. Clerical.—The Revs. John Jones, Maesteg; William Jones. Pontycymmer; D. Phillips, Newcastle, Bridgend; D. J. Jones, Port Talbot; A. J. Edwards, Ogmore Vale; T. William, Abergwynfi; Evan Davies, Cym- mer; T. Llovd Evans, Pontycymmer; Rees Davies, Maesteg; T. J. Davies, Porthcawl: Edward Arnott, Penyfai, Bridgend; and Morgan Thomas, Bettws,
MR. CLAY'S OTTER HOUNDS. Friday. Wild Mill. We found a drag at once, but hounds conM not make anything of it though they hunted well. The repeated showers. ruined. all scent, and we bad to give it up early. However, he lives for .another day. shortly. Tuesday. St. Athens Road. A lot of us went to St. Mary Church Road, leaving motors and traps there and walked down to meet hounds coming up, for, as we argued, hounds are coming up and we are on the road to get to Cowbridge. If they find and remain by St. Athans we can come up by train, and if they work up with, or without, a find, we shall have a bit of grub and a drink half way, while if they finish anywhere round we can. go on to the show. All very nicely reasoned. But our little performance was upset badly. We walked down the river, to St. Athans to nnd that the master had changed his mind and gone up the Waycook. We were all dripping wet, in the pouring rain. Three of us went on to a couple of miles the other side of Pen mark, but we could not catch them. I heard that they had a drag, but did little. This sort of thing is apt to cultivate profan- I ity. Why could not the master advertise the alteration ? CHASSEUR.
BRIDGEND DISTRICT COUNCIL THE POLLUTION OF THE OGMORE. There were present at the fortnightly meet- ing on Tuesday evening: Messrs. E. Preece, junr. (who was voted to the chair), J. G. Jen- kins, G. Hanis, G. Bevan, H. Abbott, Freder- ick Higgins, and W. Jones, with the clerk (Mr. J. T. Howell), the deputy clerk (Mr. Ivor Howell), the surveyor (Mr. W. F. Tudor), and the electrician (Mr. T. Thomas). THE NEW BRIDGE. Mr. Preece said he had accompanied the chairman of the Council (M'r. W. Edwards) as a deputation to the Roads and Bridges Com- mittee with respect to the new bridge.. They 'asked the committee to construct the pro- posed bridge inasmuch as it was the county traffic that necessitated the improvement. The three schemes prepared by the surveyor were put before the committee, and it was explainecl to them that the Bridgend Council would prefer that a stone bridge should be provided. Some of the members of the com- mittee seemed to agree with the contention of the Council. The committee would pre- sent their recommendation in due course to the County Council, by whom it would be con- sidered in September. Mr. Abbott: Did you inform them as to the amount of money we have spent with a view to the improvement already? The Chairman Yes, we used all the points we could before them. NEW FOUNDRY. The Surveyor reported on an interview he had had with Mr. Oliver Sheppard on the sub- ject of the plans for a new foundry for Messrs. Sheppard and Sons. The back road shown, on the plans was only twelve feet in, width, whereas the minimum width under the bye-laws was 13ft. Mr. Sheppard stated that he Had been advised that the Council could not compel the setting back of the fence, and that he was determined not to set back except by order of the Courts. Mr. Bevan thought Mr. Sheppard should adduce some evidence in support of his con- tention otherwise the Council would stultify themselves in passing the plans. After further discussion, the matter was re- ferred to committee. FLUCTUATIONS. Mr. Hugh Davies; clerk to the Committee of Visitors of the County Asylums, wrote that the volt meter at the institution showed the variation of pressure to be greater than it should be in the conditions of the Provisional Order and the committee's agreement with the Council. The Chairman stated that the regulator had been fixed, and was now work- ing. It was decided' to reply to this effect. RIVER POLLUTION. A letter was read from Mr. R. Scale, clerk to the Maesteg Council, stating that the mat- ter of the pollution of the river was receiving special and immediate attention. Mr. Bevan But the nuisance continues. I believe that unless we push this matter for- ward no one else will. The Chairman said it was fortunate that the season was so wet having regard to the state of the river. Mr. Harris thought the joint committee of the Bridgend and Penybont Councils should meet immediately to discuss what steps they should take. Final notices ought to be served on Maesteg.without delay. Mr. J. G. Jenkins said it was a monetary question to Maesteg. but it was a sanitary question to the places from Cwmfelin down. It was a case of life against money. There was more crude sewage coming down the river than ever before, and it was evident that the outfall works at Maesteg treated the sewage very inadequately. The Maesteg Council should be brought to a sense of their position in the matter. The Chairman We know it is a slow and expensive process, but we shall have to take steps to stop this whatever the cost. On the motion of Mr. Bevan, it was decided' to inform the Maesteg Council that it was proposed to put the law in motion shortly, and the clerk was directed to convene a meet- ing of the joint committee for to-morrow (Sat- urday). RIGHT OF ACCESS. The Clerk, reporting on the question of ac- cess to the Electric Generating Station through Edward-street, stated that Mr. Jacob Jenkins wished to prevent the use of this by the Council's employees entirely, after the Council had constructed their proposed new road through their own property. Mr. Bevan pointed out that this would pre- judice the Council in the event of their desir- ing to sell the property at any time. It was decided' to take the matter up with Mr. Jenkins.
THE PROPERTY MARKET. ♦— HOUSES AND MINERALS AT HEOL- AETHOG. At the Dunraven Hotel, Bridgend, on Sat- urday Mr. Harry F. Lambert, offered a free- hold dwelling-house, premises, and garden, situate at Abernathin, Heolaetliog, let at 22s. per lunar month, together with a free- hold pasture field containing one acre, let at £ 2 10s. per annum. The lot, which did not include mineral rights, and is subject to an annuity at the rate of 6s. per week to a man aged 80, was sold to Mr. C. T. Thomas, of Hanharran. for £355. A customaryhold dwelling-house, premises, quarry, and gar- dens, known as Primrose Hill House, situate at Heolaetliog, let at 30s. per lunar month, was sold to Mr. J. Rees, Coychurch, for JE600. The lot included the vendors interest in minerals, the upper measures of which have been leased, to the Cardiff and District Col- lieries (Limited) for 60 years at a. dead rent of £10, the royalty to be 6d. per ton, and t-he wayleave Id. per ton. A leaseholdd house, No. 56 Sunnyside, Bridgend, was withdrawn from the sale. Mr. Edward Horley, Cardiff, was the solicitor. BRIDGEND VILLAS. Mr. Lambert also offered two leasehold villas situate in Cae Wallis-road, Bridgend, held for 999 years at a ground rent of L2 10s. 'per house, and let at lis. 6d. each weekly. The property with witdhrawn at £ 450- The solicitor was Mr. W. M. Thomas, Bridgend. PORTHCAWL LEASEHOLDS. At the Porthcawl Hotel, Porthcawl, on Sat- urday evening Mr. Harry F. Lambert, Bridg- end, offered a number of leasehold properties situate at Porthcawl. No. 7 Suffolk-place, held for 99 years from June 24th, 1908, at a ground 'rent, of £2.. was knocked down to Councillor T. Penhale, Pyle, for £320. Other residences in the same street were withdrawn, most of them at JE305. No. 13 Church-place, held on a 99 years' lease, dated March 25th last. at a ground rent of t3 12s., was with- draAvn at £ 410, Avbile the adjoining house, No. 14, similarly held, ivas purchased for £ 590 by Mr. Treharne. Mr. W. Powell David was the solicitor for the vendors. BRIDGEND VILLAS AND COTTAGES. At the Dunraven Hotel, Bridgend, on Sat- urday Mr. Michael Davies sold for £ 410 Rose Villa, and Handel House, two semi-detached villas in Coity Fields, let at rentals amount- ing to JE31 4s. per annum, held for 99 years, from the 2nd of February, 1894, at an annual ground rent of t4 8s. 6d. Mr. R. Scale, so- licitor, Maesteg, acted for the vendor. lhe leasehold cottages, Nos. 34, 35, and 36 Clir- ton-terrace, Bridgend, held for 99 years from November. 1892, subject to a yearly ground rent of E4 8s., let to monthly tenants at 5s. 6d. each per week, tenants paying water rates, were sold for £ 345. • Messrs. Stockwood and Williams, solicitors, Bridgend1, acted for the vendors. DWELLINGS AT MAESTEG. At the Castle Hotel, Maesteg, on Monday evening Mr. Michael Davies offered No. 42, Maiden-street, Troedyrhiwgarth. let at 26s. per lunar month, and held for 99 years from September 29th, 1903, at the ground rental of £ 1 2s. lid. The property was secured by Mr. G. T. Isaac, Tycormel, Maesteg, for £ 166. Messrs. Hatchett, Jones, Bisgood. and Mar- shall, London, were the solicitors for the ven- dors. Two dwellings adjoining the Full Moon, on the Maesteg-road, Troed'yrhiwgarth, held for 99 years from September 29th, 1906. at the ground rental of L3 3s. 9d., were sold 1;.0 Mr. Alfred Nicholas, grocer, Maesteg. for JE285. Messrs. W. Williams and Sons, Car- diff, acted for the vendors.
J RUNNER-UP IN THE KING'S. .+ ST. BRIDE'S MARKSMAN'S FINE SHOOTING AT BLSLEY. FIVE, POINTS BEHIND KING'S PMZEMAN WINNER OF THE AUBREY-FLETCHER CUP. SILVER MEDAL LOST BY A POINT. Lance-Corpora I Tom Hopkin, the veteran marksman of St. Bride's, Bridgend, set' a fittilig,crown upon his numerous achievements by not only reaching the fin-al stage of the King's Prize competition at Bisley, but by finishing second in the list, only five points below the winner, Corporal H. G. Burr, of the London Rifle Brigade. As a result of his grand shooting on Saturday Lance-Corpcral Hopkin not only won the National Rifle As- sociation badge and JE60, but also the JS20 prize given by Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher for the veteran making the highest aggregate score in the competition. High as the tra- ditions of Bridgend marksmen are, this is the first occasion upon which such a high posi- tion in the King's has been secured1 by a local shot, and the records of the N.R.A. since 1859 show that, with the exception of Lieutenant W. T. Davies, who won the blue riband in 1893 and 1903, Lance-Corpoml Hopkin has achieved the greatest success among the Welsh cracks. It is exactly half a century ago that a Welsh shot-Lo,rd Fielding, Flint- shire—finished second, this being at the in- augural meeting. The highest position pre- viously attained by any local shot Avas 17th, this honour falling to Lance-Corporal Hopkin in 1902. FIRST STAGE OF THE KING'S. In the first stage of the competition, Lance- Corporal Hopkin easily found his place in the 300 who qualified for the second stage out of a total of 1,400 competitors. The honour of topping the Welsh scores in this stage be- longed to Corporal W. O. Jones, Llandilo, whose total at the three ranges reached 100. Lance-Corporal Hopkin had the next best Welsh score-oil,, point less. His scores at each range in this stage Avere:—■ 200 yards 4 5 5 5 4 5 5-33 500 ya.rds 5 5 4 5 5 5 5—34 600 yards 5 5 5 4 5 3 5-32 99 Having regard to the difficult conditions, the scoring was remarkably good. There was a brisk wind, which, varying in strength, re- quired continual Avatching and necessitated a left aim of anything from. 6 to 10 degrees. Now and again there were very tricky lulls, and it was in one of these that Lance-Cor- poral Hopkin let off the shot which produced a magpie at the 600 yards. There was a conr- sensus of opinion that the conditions in which the shoot at the 600 yards range took place were the worst during the whole meeting. Eleven Welshmen qualified for the second stage. THE SECOND STAGE. This was completed on Friday, and four of the eleven Celts who had gained places in the Three Hundred made their position secure in the final list. The outstanding feature of the day was the magnificent term displayed by Lance-Corporal Hopkin. who was within an ace of bringing the silver medal for the best aggregate at the end of this stage to Wales for the first time. He tied for first place with two others, but in the shoot off a young (Colonial, Lieutenant Betty, of the Witwatersrand Rifles, defeated him by a single point. The second stage affords a hard test—ten rounds at 300 yards and a similar number at 600 yards. At the first range, the wind necessitated an aim of about four de- grees left. The St. Bride's man. behind whom there was a little band of compatriots, found his elevation properly with his sighting shot and started with a duet of bulls, fol- lowed by an inner and five successive bulls. After an inner with his ninth shot. Hopkin found the bull with his last, and finished with a splendid 48 out of a possible 50, and an ag- gregate of 147. He had by this time materi- ally improved' his position, and was among the twelve leading men. When the shoot at 600 yards began the full force of the wind was felt, necessitating an aim of from 8 to 12 degrees left. Lance-Corporal Hopkin, after an inner with his sighting shot, kept on the bull's eye for no less than nine successive shots. He appeared to be shooting with that quiet confidence in himself and his rifle which often spells record1 shots. The excitement was considerable, for Hopkin had pulled up his position among the first half-dozen men. A Colonial and a Scotsman had finished with 195, and Tom Hopkin had put on 192 and had a shot to go. Would he win the silver medal ? Alas! he rather hesitated over the shot. and this cost him a magpie, so that he only managed to tie. During the shooting a heavy storm of rain came on totally hiding the targets from view, and, the marksmen. were asked to stand back and take shelter. On returning to his place Hopkin had settled himself in position when he found that his last cartridge had been removed from its place, and having to get up from his place to reach it caused the little confusion which led to the unfortunate magpie. His scores at the two ranges read as follcAVS —- 300 yards 554555554 5—48 600 yards 555555555 3-48 96 1 THE SILVER MEDAL. Tremendous interest centred in the shoot off for the silver medal, as the affair partook of an international character. The three marksmen who had tied were a Scotsman (Lance-Sergt. Berry, of the Argyll and Suth- erland), a Welshman (Lance-Corporal Tom Hopkin), and a Colonial "Lieut. Beatty, of the Transvaal). A heavy shower fell at 7 o'clock when. the men took their places at the 600 yards range. Tom Hopkin was on the left, Berry in the centre, and the Transvaaler to the right. The big crowd behind the marksmen included Lord Cheylesmore, the chairman of the Council of the N.R.A. Beatty opened with a magpie as sighter, Berry with a bull, and Tom Hopkin with on outer. Then Beatty put on a bull to count, and Berry an outer. Tom Hopkin started with a bull. Beatty pulled again—another bull. Berry added another outer, to which the Welshman responded with another bull. It was at once recognised that the Scotsman was out of it, and that the final struggle was between South Africa and Wales. i Once- more Beatty fired and an inner was signalled. Would the Welshman beat this? Excite- ment was intense. Corporal Tom Hopkin looked the coolest man on the common. He waited a moment for the Avind, then he raised1 his rifle, sighted and pulled. There was a moment of anxiety before a magpie was sig- nalled. The Colonials present raised a cry of triumph, for their man had won the medal. THE FINAL STAGE. The final stage oil, Saturday was marked by a. great deal of excitement. Lance-Corpl. Hopkin was one of the quartette of Welshmen in the hundred who qualified for the last stage. Hopkin started well with a bull as sighter, and a trio of bulls were followed by au inner and a brace of bulis. At this point heavy rain came oil, and there was also a sud- den change in the wind, with the result, that misses were signalled all along the linc-, the Bridgend man being among the victims with his seventh shot. His eighth was a magpie, but he finished with an inner and a bull, making a range score of 41 and an aggregate of 236—only a point behind the two leading men. Going back to the 900 yards range, Lance-Corporal Hopkin opened with a magpie sighter, and three magpies to count, but he found the bull with his fourth and had a mag- pie with his fifth. After this he had tiro bulls, an inner, and two bulls, finishing with 41 and an aggregate of 277. The Bridgender had failed to hold his own at this range, and he now occupied the seventh place, and was seven. points behind the leading man, Cor- poral H. G. Burr, of London, who hid scored 46 at this range. Major Bell was the next best among the Welshmen, his aggregate being 225. Shooting in a terrific wind at 1,000 yards was a desperate business for those who, like Lance-Corpc.rai Hopkin, are unac- customed to long ranges. The force of the wind varied every minute, and' the marksmen had the question of elevation to add to his distractions. Corporal Hopkin at once found the target, and followed an inner with a bulls- eye. A magpie followed, and then came two more bulls, followed by an inner. His seventh was blown out, and a right outer resulted. Then came a fine centre bull, which brought the aggregate of the little Bridgender up to 310, or one point less than the score with which Lieutenant W. T. Davies won the King's prize in 1903. Hopkin had still two shots to go. He pulled—an inner was sig- nalled. His laat shot. took a good deal of getting away, but the result justified the de- lay, for the little Welshman planked on an- other bull, aid finished with a grand agc:>ey- gate of 319, the biggest ever made by a We-sh marksman in rhe great shooting event of tho Empire. The three famous Colonials and the canny Scot had all been left behind by the Welsh marksman. Sergeant Burr, who had only started at the last range in very in- different style, was piling on bulls, and if he but kept it up he could beat the Welshman. Sergt. Burr had an aggregate of S14 and two shots to go. Burr fired and a bull was re- gistered—he had tied with the Welshman and had still a shot in hand. He only had to hit the target to win. Steadying himself. Burr pulled again, and as a bull was registered a wild cheer from behind acclaimed tHe Avinner of the King's P'rize for 1909. Meamvhile Major Bell had been very steady, and with 39 at 1,000 yards had finished with the splendid aggregate of 311, which made him safe for a place among the first dozen men on the com- mon. The Bridgendian's shots at the three rangs were as folloAvs — 800 yards 5 5 5 4 5 5 0 3 4 5—41 900 yards 3335355 1 5 5-41 1000 yards 453554254 5-42 124 LANCE-CORPORAL HOPKIN S OTHER PRIZES. ¡ In addition to the handsome prizes he se- cured in the King's, Lance-Corporal Hopkin received several other prizes. He won 1:1 in the 600 yards SAveepst-ake with a score of 33 out of a possible 35 t2 in the Daily Graphic" competition with 34 at 200 yards, and L3 in the Alexandra with a total score of 64—31 at 200 yards and 33 at 600 yards. He received an Elkington" consolation prize of £ 2 for the best aggregate in the Secretary of State. Duke of Cambridge, and Imperial To- bacco Company's competitions, his scores being: 800 yards. 41; 900 yards. 41; 1,000 yards. 39. He also secured E3 in the grand aggregate. Lance-Corporal Hopkin. who returned home on Sunday morning, has received the hearty congratulations of his many friends in this district oil his excellent performance. Quiet and unassuming, as he is by disposi- tion, he did not feel inclined to say much about his feat. Asked if he felt a little dis- appointed at failing to win the King's after getting so near lie said, "No, what surprises me is that I did so well. I can hardly rea- lise now that I was so close to a win. There were many chaps there who are more used to shooting on the long ranges than I am, and I could hardly expect, in such Aveather, to hold my own against them." How was it you missed the mark, and the medal, in the second stage after such a run of bulls?" asked our representative. "To tell you the truth," was the reply. the thought of the medal never entered my head. I knew, as my score stood, that I was certain of a place in the hundred, and that was all I was thinking about. I took the last shot a little carelessly, and it dropped low, and-well, you know with Avhat result. Immediately afterwards I was surrounded by a lot of sympathiers, but it was too late. The shooting all through was exceedingly diffi- cult." cuULD NOT HAVE TAKEN THE KING S PRIZE. An extraordinary anomaly exists with re- gard to the conditions under wnicii the icings jrrize is shot ior. lhough veterans, that is to say retired members of the Noluiitt-ei- force, can compete in it they may not take the hist prize. lhe winner or the first prize of ijz'oO must be one who is serving in the Ter- ritorial f orces either at home or abroad, if on Saturday Lance-Corporal loin Hopkin had had defeated JSergeant Bui r, the Bridgender could only have taken the second prize, and the jJ250 would have gene to Burr, so that from a financial point of view Lance-Corpl. tlopkin is just as well off as if he had finished first instead of second. Everyone is Avonder- ing how long the N.R.A. will allow this. strange anomaly to continue. In the wordis of a Avell-known Welsh veteran, "the N.R.A. graciously accept from the A-eteran his entrance fee and allow him to compete for a prize which he may not win!" It so hap- pens that up to the present a veteran has not finished first for the King's Prize, but there is no doubt that when he does the refusal to pay him the money which he shall have mor- ally won will cause such an outcry that the N.R.A. will have to amend existing condi- tions. Never has a veteran run so close for the prize as Lance-Corporal Tom Hopkin, and though Sergeant Burr s victory was a dis- tinctly popular one, a very large proportion would have liked to see the Bridgend man vic- torious, because it would have brought the veteran" question to a head. FINE RECORD OF MARKSMANSHIP. Lance-Corporal Tom Hopkin, who is a stone mason by trade, lives in the little village of St. Bride's Major, where he first saw the light 44 years ago. His shooting record, which ex- tends over 25 years, is one of which he may well be proud. His first lessons in the handling of a rifle were learnt on joining the local detachment of the 2nd Welsh in 1882, when he practised on the old Bridgend range. The following year he had his first experience at the County Meeting, at Port Talbot. A sorry experience it was, for he missed every shot but 2, his total reaching 9! Undaun- ted, however, he entered for competition again in the folknving year, when he Avas re- Avarded by Avinming £ 5 for the best score at the 200 yards range. He speedily qualified to become a member of the famous Bridgend Shooting Club in its palmy days: He has been a regular competitor at the meetings of the Glamorgan Rifle Association for the past quarter of a century. In 1902 he Avon the Talbot Memorial, the blue riband of Glamor- gan county marksmanship. He tied for the trophy in 1906, when the meeting was held1 at the Newton Ranges, and in the following year he secured second place, while last year lie again finished second, one point behind Corporal Tom Lewis, who won the trophy. So much for his local record. With regard to his doings at the National Rifle Associa- tion Meetings, there is hardly any Welshman, save Lieut. W. T. Davies, who can show such a consistent record. The first meeting at which lie competed was that at Wimbledon in 1884. He was absent from the N.R.A. for the next five years, but he has attended every meeting from 1890 to the present time. In 1900 lie won the Alexandra with a record highest possible score of 70. though he wOHldl have lost this honour had he not challenged two shots, which were signalled as misses. In. 1905 he tied' for the Prince of Wales Prize, which he only lost on the shoot off by a single point, and in the following year he tied for the Daily Telegraph" Cup. He has also tied twice—in 1902 and last year—-for the "Daily Graphic," while on another occasion, he tied for the Graphic" cup. The St. George's Badge, which is awarded to each of the first fifty in that competition, has been secured by him three times—in 1890, 1899. and 1904. In the last-named year lie was only two points behind the winner of the St. George's. On no feAver than seven occasion"; (including this year) has he won the bronze cross in the Grand Aggregate—which is awarded to those in the first hundred. He got into the King's hundred this year for the seventh time. He has generally shot well in the finals, and in 1896 he finished thirtieth. while in 1902 he returned his best aggregate of 290 and secured the 17th place. Last year and in 1907 he has got into the first twenty in the final stage of the Welsh National Cham- pionship. In the latter year the champion proved to be corporal Tom Lewis, of Bridg- end, who had only four points in hand from Lance-Corporal Hopkin. He has only com- peted once at the Scottish Rifle Association Meeting, viz., at Darnley in 1890. In years pqst he has often done splendid service for the Welsh Twenty Club and the Glamoraan Team in the China Cup Competition. He is stated to be about the smallest competitor on Bisley Common, but he is known as the pos- sessor of any amount of pluck,- and has a great reputation for being a dogged and de- termined hanger-on. OTHER LOCAL SUCCESSES. Colour-Sergeant Hopkin Jones, with a score of 33, AVOII £ 1 in the 600 yards sweep with the same score in the "Daily Graphic," lie received JC2. and for his total of 64 in the Alexandra £3. Though by no means in good form, Corpl. Tom Lewis secured tl4. He put on a high- est possible in a sweepstake competition, re- ceiving £1 17s. 6d.. and in another he had £1. In the Alexandra Competition he received JE3; in the Prince of Wales JE2; in the Stock Exchange JEI. as well as other prizes.
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ENTERTAINMENT AT PORTHCAWL ALL SAINTS' CHURCH EXTENSION FUND. An entertainment took place at the Schools. Porthcawl, on July 22nd, in aid' of the All Saints' Church Extension Fund, the organiser being Miss Nellie Coath, who is to be highly congratulated on the excellent pro- gramme she arranged and for obtaining so many talented artistes. The entertainment was most successful, and was thoroughly ap- preciated by the large number who attended it. The effect of successful entertainments of this character -at Porthcawl should go be- yond any primary object of tibe entertain- ment, as they cannot fail to do the town itself good, and it is hoped that Miss Coath's suc- cessful effort will be the fore-runner of others similar during the season. The con- cert was opened by a well received pianoforte. soio by Miss Bennett, L.R.C.M., and the same lady also contributed other items—two short American songs (a) The Slumber Boat" (b) "My dear Jerushy," for which she received I an encore, to which she responded and Carl Bohm's StiM as the night." Miss Bennett's s<Migs were well sung, and her voice showed good training. Mr. Dapho Powell gave one of Chevalier's musical monologues, "What fur do he luv I," Avhich ivas so well done as to merit an encore, and lie gave the audience plenty of amusement. Mr. Chalabert, who was so good as to sing at the last moment, has a voice of beautiful quality. He sang Aitsa mine," giving as an encore, All oonls Day." Both songs were rejidered ex- ceedingly well and with artistic feeling. A highly entertaining item was the dialogue. Geese, by Miss Raikes (the Neighbour) and Miss R. Llewellyn (Jane). This was exceed- well done, and kept the audience in a state of merriment. Mrs. H. Lang Coath, a .iinished and artistic singer, with perfect pro- duction, gave some excellent songs, and it. is hard to imagine her an amateur. She has an exceptionally fine, pure and versatile soprano A'oice of rare quality, sweetness, and range. Her singing of Chaminade's Lete" (her first song), which showed her fine method and training, was most brilliant. The sustained top register notes, while never lacking power, always retained their sweetness and purity, and her runs and trills were AvonderfullV clear and true. She was enthusiastically encored, and gave a delightful rendering of D'Angelot's pretty song, "Two eyes of grey," for which she was also recalled. Her second items, (a) Rose in the Bud," (b) The Rosary," were magnificently sung. She was again encored, and gave an exquisite rendering of Tosti's Good-bye," in which her singing was most impassionate and sympathetic. She was sub- jected to, a further enthusiastic recall, but gave no other song. Special mention should be made of the admirable manner in which Miss Letty David accompanied Mrs. Lang Coath and also other singers. The ever-popn- lar Mr. D. J. Gwyn came quite up to the high reputation which he has established as an amateur reciter. He Ay as screamingly funny in his recitation, "MacBrae's system," for which he was heartily encored. His response was also exceedingly funny and good. Mr. Ted Hopkins, the Welsh comedian, who. as is so well known, has very successfully appeared in Vaudeville all over the country, very kindly gave his services, and his popularity was manifest by the applause which greeted him the moment he entered. He gave his well-known evergreen song, I love Jenny," and as an encore his diverting story of "Miss Leach. As usual he sent the audience into roars of laughter. His appearance was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated, and several encores were demanded from him. The last and one of the best items of an ex- cellent programme was the duologue, A pair of Lunatics," performed by Miss Coath (Clara Manners) and Mr. S. Fcnsford (Captain Fielding). Both artistes are well known locally on the amateur stage, and Avere seen and heard at their best. Miss Coath gaA'e an admirable interpretation of the role of the frightened girl, who is at her wits' end to knoAT what to do to protect herself from a "raving lunatic." Her portrayal of Ophelia and the fainting scene were exceedingly well done. Miss Coath is more accustomed to low comedy, but that she is equally talented in other classes of acting was quickly evident. Mr. Ponsford ably sustained his part, and caused much merriment by the speeches which fell to him. The National Anthem concluded one of the most enjoyable enter- tainments held in Porthcawl for some time. The entertainment was lieid1 in connection] with All Saints' Fete, which is referred to in "Silver Sea" notes.
WELSH MINIATURE RIFLE ASSOCIATION. --+- SEMI-FINAL AT TONDU. NEW RANGE OPENED BY CAPTAIN ELLERS. The miniature rifle movement his been warmly taken up at Tondu. The club formed there a few Aveeks ago already num- bers 70 members, and new members are still coming in. Mr. Onslow P. Traherne is the president, and the range, which he kindly granted on a secluded and ideal site, in th.3 grounds of Coytrahen House, was tormally opened on Saturday last by Captain Eliers, of Bryngarw House. Captain Filers fired 12 shots at 100 yards with an orthoptic sighted rifle, and despite the fact that he had never before used this sight, he made the creditable score of 56 out of a possible 60 (N.R.A. score). Mr. Henry Cox Riley, chairman of the club, thanked Captain Ellers for his kindness in coming at some personal inconvenience to perform the ceremony that day. The club was to be congratulated on having with them that day an officer who had spent many years as musketry instructor in the Army. and AVIS not unknown as a shooter of big game. Oil, behalf of the club, Mr. Riley invited Captain Eliers to do them the honour of being the first captain of their team. Captain Ellers declared the range open, and in a pithy and soldierly speech, spoke strongly in favour of rifle club movements. He appealed to all men, but more especially to young men. to take up rifle shooting with the same energy they now devoted to football. The future was none too bright, and when war did come it came swiftly. As far as his engagements would allow he would have great pleasure in acting as captain of the Tondu team. The second part of the programme consisted of the shooting off of the semi-final in the Summer League Competition of the Welsh Miniature Rifle Association, the competing teams being Ogmore Vale, Maesteg, Bryn, and Southenidown. Mr. C. Mackenzie, of Cardiff, was the representative of the W.M.R.A., and Mr. T. E. Jones, of Neath, was the statistical officer. The ranges were. 50 and 100 yards. The following were the scores:—Ogmore Vale, 1387 points; Maesteg. 1370; Bryn. 1356; and Southerndown, 1339. Southerndown were unfortunate in having some of the best shots aAvay at Bisley. This event was followed by Sweepstakes. At 50 yards. H. B. Evans (Maesteg) made 97, and J. J. Martyn (Maestegj and Williams (Bryn) tied with 96 points each. At the 100 yards range, Williams (Bryn) scored 90, and D. J. Griffiths, D. Thomas, and H. Lewis (all of Maesteg) tied with 89 points each. For the aggregate score, A. E. Holly (Maesteg) and J. Gates (Maesteg) tied with 182 each. J. Ellison (Maesteg) and H. B. Evans (Maes- teg) tied for second place with 180 points each.
SOUTHERNDOWN MONTHLY BOGEY. Played at Southerndown on Wednesday. Detaiis: Strokes received. "L- W. A. Williams 5 Idowii D. O. Evans 7 3 J. T. Howell 7 5 P. Thomas 17 6 R. H. Cox 9 6 J. S. G ask ell 8 7 E. Bramley 8 7 P. J. Thomas 11 7
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COAL TRADE CRISIS. ■ + YESTERDAY 8 CONFERENCE. The Scottish colliery owners and the repro-- sentatives of the miners met yesterday at the- Board of Trade to consider the report of the committee appointed last week at the joint conference which met at the Board of Trade the presidency of Mr. Winston Churchill. The reference given to the com- mittee upon the subject was as folloii-s: That conditions ought fairly to be at- tached to the recognition of the neAv mini- mum, both as regards the limit, the rate, and operations of wages above that mini- mum, and the procedure by which change6 of wages should be regulated. The conference sat continuously from 11 o'clock until a few minutes before 3, when there was an adjournment for luncheon. With a view to preventing anv leakage of in- formation, luncheon was taken in the build- ing. Deliberations were resumed at four o'clock. It was stated last night that the meeting was adjourned until to-d!Ay at 11 o'clock. THE BALLOT. The result of the ballot on Avhether the whoie of the miners in Great Britain should! strike if necessary in sympathy with the Scotch miners resulted as follows:- For national stoppage 518,361 Against 62.980 Majority for stoppage 455.381 The figures for South Wales were: For- 125,311: against, 18.356. RETURNS AT LOCAL COLLIERS. For. Against, I Caeran 1347 96 Coegnant 1217 89 Maesteg Deep 461 20 Maesteg Merthyr 247 37 Tonhir 80 110, International 592 189 Garw Ocean 475 154 Bryn 283 4 Argoed 73 9 Gelli Hir 133 6 Garth 684 145 Cefn y Bryn 45 5 Oakwood 95 5 Cynon (-No. 1) 108 13 Cynon (No. 2) 126 14 Park y Brvn 65 14 Aber 311 36 Glengarw 193 16
PASSING OF THE P.T. CENTRE. ♦ IMPORTANT PROPOSAL BY THE EDUCAr- TION COMMITTEE. BRIDGEND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ENLARGEMENT. THE CLERKS SALARY. The Governors of the Bridgend Intermedin ate School considered at their meeting on Monday. Mr. S. H. Stockwood presiding, an important matter affecting the training of pupil teachers. Mr. Mansel Franklen, clerk to the County Council, wrote- "The Educa- tion Committee on Tuesday last had under, consideration the additional grant which the Board of Education are now prepared to make to secondary schools in which a certain percentage of pupil teachers or bursars re- ceive their training, and have appointed a special committee to meet your governors with reference thereto. At the same meet- ing, the headmaster of the Bridgend Pupil Teachers' Centre (Mr. J. J. Morgan, B.A.) Avas appointed headmaster of the Pontycym- mer Higher Elementary School, and the pre- sent is therefore a suitable opportunity of making the pupil teachers department at Bridgend an integral part of the County Schools, thus making the receipt of the addi- tional grant a. practical certainty." Replying to the Chairman, the Headmaster (Mr. John Rankin, B.A.), said that, so far as he could see, there was no objection to this proposal, as the work of the pupil teachers, and that of the ordinary scholars would be very much the same. The Chairman, said he thought it was an idea which the Governors ought to encourage. He did not think it was in the interests of education that there should be a number of small schools, and if there was no internal dif- ficulty, it would be better that they should, focus secondary education in the one school. The proposal was one that should receive the sympathetic consideration of the governors. The Chiet Education Utiicial (Dr. J. James), the only member of a deputation from tho Education Committee who attended, was ad- mitted to the room. tie stated that it Avats evidently the wish of the Board of Education that the pupil teachers' centre which had been transferred from Tondu to the tempor- ary premises near that sclioor, should now be- come an integral part of the County School. The increased grant which was ottered was a strong inducement to the governors to adopt this proposal. It was provided by Section* 28a ot the new Secondary Schools Regulations that the governors, in consideration of their undertaking to train pupil teachers, should receive a grant of £1 on behalf of each ordin- ary pupil. It was true there were conditions but they were fairly easy to fulfil. They must pass the certificate examination either in the last year or file last but one of their engagement, and for each who did this, the governors would receive an additional grant 01 £ ? ius. per annum. There was, of coiuse, some element of doubt about this grant, but he thought the teachers generally would get through the examination atter Being at tne school during the period of their engagement- lhe Education Committee enterea into an agreement with the pupil teachers by which. the latter were bound to devote the whole of the year succeeding their apprenticeship to^ study for the examination^ so as to secure this grant. The Chairman But if they fail we get no- thing ? Dr. James: That is so. but we put pressure 011 them by getting them to sign an agree- ment, and by obtaining quarterly reports on their work. Many County Schools had adopted tins system, and, as the headmaster of the Centre had secured another appoint- ment, there could not be a more opportune time for dealing with the matter at Bridgend. Questioned as to the scheme for enlarging the school laboratories, etc.. Dr. James stated that he understood the matter was re- ceiving attention. After Dr. James left several of the gover- nors expressed their approval of the proposal, but Mr. George Harris thought it should' re- ceive very careful consideration. It was decided, on the motion of Mr. L. G. Jones, seconded by Mr. J. Roderick, to hold: a special meeting to further consider the mat- ter. THE CLERK'S SALARY. On the minutes being read, Mr. Harris challenged them as being incorrect. He said that at the last meeting he gave notice to move the recission of the minute which in- creased the clerk's salary from £ 50 to £ 75, and this Avas not on the minutes. The Clerk: You should have given notice in writing. Mr. Harris: Are there any standing. orders ? The Clerk Yes. Mr. Harris: Then I should have been in- formed of the fact, and the Chairman at that meeting should have told me it was necessary for me to give notice of motion in writing. The Chairman You had better give notice of motion in writing. Mr. Harris: The governors do not meet again for another month, and during thi& time the increment in the clerk's salary is going on. The matters is an urgent one, and I ask permission to move the suspension of the Standing Orders, so that I may deal witb the matter now. The Chairman No, I can't allow that-ji there are too few governors present. Mr. Harris: Very well; I will give notice- in Avriting.
"Oh, cook, have you seen my new hat? When I came in I accidentally loff it in the kitehen.'r No. mum. I haven't seen it." I thought I laid it down at the end of the dresser." Bless me. mum. if I don't think that is what I took to be the vegetable for dinner, and it's boiling in the pot! "Jimmy," said the fond mother to her smart eleven-year-old, "what became of that little pie I made for you a.s a treat yesterday? Did you. eat it?" No, mamma," answered Jimmy, with a grin; "I gave it to my teacher at school instead." "That was very nice and senerous of you. Jimmy!" complimented his mother. "And did your teacher eat it?" "Yes; I think to," a £ £ wered Jimmy. She w-.n't at school to-dMnrS