IMPORTANT NOTICE I I We respectfully beg to inform the Inhabitants of Caerau and District That on and after Monday, July 12th, 1909 WE WILL Close our Business Premises From 1.30 to 2.30 p.m. (Saturdays Excepted), for Mid-day Meal. The arrangement has been made to further the INTERESTS OF LABOUR, and we trust it will merit your kind support. Yours faithfully, Ben Jones & Co. Cheap Cheap Cheap SUCH IS THE CRY OF THE DAY. But what is the meaning of Cheap ? After due and careful consideration, it is an Article full worthy of what it repre- sents, and bought at the right price. If you will agree with the above FACTS, you will find it proved by purchasing ————— Goods at ————— B. KALTENBACH & Co.'s Watchmakers, Jewellers, & Opticians, 108, COMMERCIAL STREET, MAESTEG. Specialities Wedding Rings: Keeper and Engagement Rings (Private Room) most costly Present given to each Wedding Ring — Customer. — Eyes Tested carefully-Spectacles to suit every Sight, from i/- upwards. Repairs of Watches, Clocks and Jewellery. Work- manship good. Charges Right. ESTABLISHED 1880. Watchmaker, Jeweller, Silversmith & Optician ENGLISH WATCHES FIRST. New English Lever Watch, Seven Jewels, Sterling Silver Case. Quality, Timekeeping, Durability Guaranteed. Special Value jel 1 s. post free. Workmen's Nickle Lever Watches, better value impossible, 10/6, post free. "Britian's Best" English Lever, Hall marked Sterling Silver Case, warranted for 7 year4 iOZ2 10s. ♦ Repairs a Speciality. Best Workmanship at Lowest Charges. — Note Address 21 Commercial Street, MAESTEG. Attendance at Maesteg every Saturday. TWELFTH YEAR OF ATTENDANCE. All About the Teeth. HENRY SELINE of SWANSEA (Opposite the G.W.R,) Attends Maesteg regularly every Saturday at the Plas Newydd Temperance Hotel, Talbot Street, from 10 till 8. New Teeth at prices to please everyone. Single Teeth from 2s. 6d. Sets from f2 2s. Teeth extracted by the new method applied to the gums only, fee Is. 6d. Established 15 years. National Telephone 188y. Cash or con- venient payments arranged. Call and see Mr. Seline this Saturday. Also regular attendance at Ogmore Vale and Nantymoel Tuesdays, Blaengwynfi Wednesdays. Bill-Posting at Bridgend TD. SCHOFIELD, Bill-Poster and Deliverer for Town and Country .rents all the princi- pal hoardings in Bridgend. Work executed with despatch.—Address, near the New Bridge, Bridg- end, Miss May Leake, L.R.A.M. 4r TEACHER OF MUSIC (Pianoforte and Theory). CANDIDATES PREPARED FOR TRINITY COLLEGE & R.A.M. EXAMINATIONS. LESSONS ALSO GIVEN ON THE ORGAN. Engagements Accepted for Concerts and Eisteddfodau. For Torms apply- CARTREFLE, BRYNMAWR PLACED 9589 MAESTEG. THE LLYNVI VALLEY Permanent Benefit Building Society. Established 1876. Office-Liverpool House, Nantyffyllon. Secretary-Mr. D. M. DAVIES. Advances made on security of Freehold, Copy- hold, or Leasehold estate, by way of Mortgage- such advomaiao repaid by Monthly Payments to suit the convenience of Borrowers. Book of Rules, and every information, may be obtained on application to the Secretary 9470 If yoa have dny diffioalty in eecuring the Gaeettw," wiito to the Head Offioe. To Ad'vertiaera.-Advertisers who send us small advertisements that come under the various headings of our prepaid scale, are re- quested to kindly rood remittance with order.
Good News.-Dunn and Sons have opened their new Boot Stores, 142 Commercial-street, Maesteg. See Windows for Special Holiday Bargains in Smart ilardAvear Boots and' Shoes. I.L.P.—The Rev. George Neighbour, of Mountain; Ash, addressed an open-air meet- ing in front of the Town-hall all Monday eve- ning under the auspices of the local branch of the I.L.P. Outing.—The Sunday School class of Mr. Gomer Davies, of Oarmel, had their annual outing to Ilfracombe on Wednesday. They were joined by a few friends, and a most pleasant day was spent by the party. Colliery Accident.—On Tuesday morning, Mr. W. JoneSj collier, of 57 Duffryn-road, Caerau, sustained serious injury at the Duf- fryn Rhondda Colliery, a large stone falling from the roof on his leg. He was conveyed home on a stretcher by a number of his fellow workmen. Accident.—On Friday morning Frederick Morgan, of 5 Railway-terrace, Caerau, sus- tained an injury while following his occupa- tion as collier's lad at the Caerau Colliery, being crushed between a stone which fell from the roof and1 a tram. His leg below the knee was cut open. He was conveyed home on a stretcher, and attended to by Dr. J. Harris Jones. Town Hall.—A great attraction has been secured for the re-opening, when Mr. Gray Langton will present Mr. Charles Cart in the revised version of Drink," which scored such a success in London. Mr. Cha-rlea Cart is supported by a strong company of artistes. Owing to the early commencement of work in the mornings, Mr. Poole has decided to com- mence his performances earlier each evening, the curtain rising at 7 p.m. Spiritualistic Progressive Thought.—The anniversairy services of the Spiritualistic Progressive Thought Church, Caerau, were held on Sunday and Monday, when Mr. Geo. Harris, of Cardiff, gave addresses in English, land Mr. Seth Rees, of Merthyr, in Welsh. 01.. Sunday and on Monday evening, under, the presidency of Mr. John Connolly, Aber- gwynfi, an address was delivered by Mr, G. Harris. Anniversary.—The Sunday School anniver- sary of the Caerau United Methodist Church was held on bunday, the special preacher being the Rev. W. T. Down. Special hymns and solos were rendered, and recitations by Mr. T. Lewis and scholars. On Monday evening a very interesting entertainment was held, presided over by the Rev. J. Gibbon. Solos and recitations were given by the juvenile and adult members of the church. Lady Cyclist Dislodged.—On Friday even- ing, Miss Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Williams, of Caerau, had an escape from an accident. She was cycling from Caerau to Maesteg, and when turning the corneir near Messrs. North's Offices in Talbot-street, she came in contact with a horse ridden by a boy .and was thrown off. Fortunately no serious injury was received; and the young lady, after a short interval, was able to proceed on her journey. Zion.—The Sunday School anniversary of Zion English Baptist Church was held on. Sunday. Messrs. Arthur Jenkins, William Williams, and William Scourfield presided morning, afternoon, and evening respectively. Solos, dialogues, duets, quartettes, and reci- tations were rendered at each service. In the evening the choir (which was augmented for the occasion, and under the conductorship of Mr. Samuel Thomas) excellently rendered the anthem, Magnify, glonty." Penuel New Cliapel, Caerau.—The opening services of Penuel C.M. new Chapel in Her- mon-road, Caerau, were held on Saturday evening. Sunday and Monday. The officiat- ing ministers were the Rev. H. M. Pugh, Carnarvonshire, and Rev. W. Richards, of Briton Ferry. On Monday afternoon the instalation of the pastor, Rev. E. Arfon, Jones, took place. There was a good attend^ 'ance at each of the services, and special col- lections were made towards the new building fund. No Knowledge of Debts.—At the offices of the official receiver for Cardiff (Mr. George David) on Monday a preliminary meeting was held of the creditors of John Pearce, collier, of 22 Margam-street, Caerau, Maesteg. The statement of affairs showed liabilities expec- ted to rank at £111, and deficiency £ 107. The causes alleged were ill-health and in- ability to work, and debts accuring of which Pearce had no knowledge. In his observa- tions the Official Receiver stated that debtor filed 'his petition upon an execution for j686 levied npon his effects by the sheriff. No resolution was passed, the official receiver re- maining trustee. District Council Vacancy.—A number of the ratepayers in the West Ward have formed themselves into a deputation and waited upon Mr. David Evans, of Llynfi Lodge, manager of the Maesteg Deep Colliery, with a view of inviting him to become a candidate foir the seat rendered vacant by the death of the late Mr. J. H. Thomas, J.P. The deputation suc- ceeded in inducing Mr. Evans to promise to contest the seat on their behalf, providing the sanction of his superiors were obtained. We are informed by the secretary of the In- dependent Labour Party at Maesteg that a candidate will be nominated' by them to con- test the seat when it is officially declared va- cant. NORTH'S DIVIDEND. The directors of North's Navigation Collieries (1889) (Limited) have declared am interim dividend of 3s. per share on the ordi- nary and 5s. per share on the preference shares for the half-year ended July 3rd. The ordinary dividend is equal to 6 per cent. per lannuni and compares with a rate of 10 per cent. per annum paid twelve months ago. RANGERS' FOOTBALL CLUB. The annual meeting of the Maesteg Ran- gers' Football Club was held at the Oddfel- lows' Hotel on Monday evening, Mr. 1. Bowser presiding. The treasurer's report showed a deficit of £5. The following officers were elected:—President. Mr. W. J. Gilbert; sec- retary, Mr. Idris Bowser, with Mr. J. Evans as assistant; treasurer, Mr. W. J. Thomas; captain, Mr. David Evaus. It was unani- mously decided to again join the Bridgend -and' District League. The club is looking forward to having a successful season. The Maesteg Football Ground has been. secured, and all last year's players are available.
p/ONHURT J/BTTHESMCK/ ■ Messrs. E. MEREDITH & JOHN DAVIES I m of 2, Town Hill, Swansea, tell of their n K experience on March 8th last when fl 9 blasting rock with high explosives 11 H in Sindennen Colliery. They left a || H Watch (one of PURSER'S) in a waist- 1 n coat pocket six yards away, and S B returning' after the explosion, ex- fl H pecting to find it shattered to pieces- 9 I FOUND IT GOING ALL RIGHT 1 |S and they concludo ■ IS "WE ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDING 1 jg YOUR WATCHES HERE." ■ U THAT WAS ONE OF 1 I PIIDCF FAMOUS I I runatfi Q watches 1 9 AND WHAT IS SAID OF THAT ONE M Si IS SAID OF ALL BY THE THOUSANDS II g WHO WEAR THEM DAILY. FOR « g STRENGTH, ACCURACY, LASTING WEAR H jg AND CHEAPNESS, THEY HAVE NO EQUAL g H BETTER Youth's strong.reltable Nickel A/A fl H WATCHES Watches. Worth 5/6 ■ H BETTER Choice Solid Gold, Diamond K/ft I Eg JEWELS Kuby Rings. Usuallyio/6 w/ w Hj 9 — Extra strong Four Bottle — H Bn HALF Dinner Cruets. Usually 3/9 I §j USUAL sold at 8/6 1 fl M PRICES The Workman's strong Solids A £ fl SB Silver Lever Watch. IX/W ■ KB DOUBLE Handed from Father to Son. fl Bg SAVINGS Finest Watch value of the day. Bfl FROM FACTORY DIRECT. A MONTH S FREE 9 ORDERS BY POST SENT EACH DHYj^r IPURSER'SJ ITHE BRITISH 4 WATCH -MEN Cardiff, 2 Queen Street. St. John's Sq. Corner ■ Newport (Mon.).—25, High Street H Swansea—34, Oxford Street. fl
I WORKING MEN'S CLUB FUNDS « CHARGE OF EMBEZZLEMENT AT I OAERAU. ARRETED AFTER THREE YEARS. Henry Laoey, hairdresser (alias Henry Lacey Provis), late secretary of the Caerau Workingmen's Club and Band Musical Insti- tute, was charged at Bridgend Police-court on Saturday with embezzling the sum of zL65, the moneys of the trustees of the club. Mr. David Llewellyn was for the prosecution, and Mr. Jackson, of Barry, was for the defence. John Carmody, secretary of the club, stated that on December 18th, 1905, a meeting was held at which it was decided to start a club, defendant being amongst those present. The freehold of the proposed building could then; have been purchased for JE42. On January 1st, 1906, a further meeting was held, at Lacey's house, for the appointment of officers. Witness was appointed president of the pro- posed club, Lacey secretary, Griffith H. Howell treasurer, and John Pill, Thomas Rogers, and Gomer Lewis trustees. Arrange- ments were made for John Pill to lend the club jE15 to cover the first quarter's rent, and' this sum was advanced the same evening, and handed' over to the treasurer. Mr. Howell l'esigned the treasurership on January 12th, but agreed to hold the money until a new treasurer was appointed. On January 18th a further meeting was held, when Mr. Elam Squires lent the club JE50, witness checking the amount and handing it to the defendant, who was instructed to hold it until the new treasurer was appointed. Lacey was AUTHORISED TO NEGOTIATE for the purchase of the freehold and pay for it out of the L50 received from Squires. He told witness he intended seeing Mr. E. F. Lynch Blosse, estate agent, the next morning about effecting the purchase, but the follow- ing day witness found he had left home. He did not return next day, or the next, and on January 25th witness called a meeting of the club, and reported his absence. Witness was instructed to take out a warrant for his arrest, which he did on the following day. The next March or April, witness received the following letter written in prisoner's hand- writing:— s.s. Iona, Port Said. Dear Old Jack.—It is with very mixed feelings I pen these few lines. ^However, I think some explanation of my conduct is due to you and others. I am cutting a long story short, informing you that my reason for leaving so sudden was that Mr. Blosse would not sell the ground without the condition inserted that no public-house or club should be kept on the ground. I assure you that I worked as hard as it was possible to do to put things right. In fact I worried him to the last. I came up from Bridgend with him in a first-class carriage, and tried to make him to allow us to have the club, but it was no use. The last words were I asked him were there any hopes. His answer was there was none, no hopes whatever. I assure you, Jack, I FELT LIKE STRANGLING HIM. There was a Catholic clergyman there in the compartment. I think it was one of the Maesteg priests, and I think he heard every word which passed between us. Now. will you please tell the others that what I took from them I will return with a very big interest. I am on the road to India, where I am investing in an affair which, in a few years' time, will place me in such a position as will make me practically inde- pendent. I will write you again when I arrive. So, in the meantime, believe me, to remain, yours very faithfully, and ex- cuse the trouble, HENRY LACEY. The Club was registered under the Friendly Societies' Act on February 26th, 1906, and opened the following month. On June 19th, the loan of JE15 and interest was repaid by the club to John Pill, and on July 30th the loan of jEoOwas repaid Elam Squares. Mr. Batchelor Did you afterwards get the freehold P—Witness No. Did you try to get it?—We could not get it. John Pill, Granville-road, Caerau. collier, gave formal evidence as to lending the sum of jE15 referred to, and receiving it back from the club. Elam Squires, Caerau-road, Caerau, gave similar evidence with reference to the sum of E50. Gwilym Harries Howells, chemist, Caerau, stated that on January 22nd. 19C6, Lacey asked him to return the £ 15 which was in his hands, saying he was authorised to draw it to pay the first deposit due. Witness believed the story, and HANDED HIM THE MONEY, for which he received a receipt. The witness Carmody (recalled) said the rent was not paid by Lacey. P.S. Ree's Davies stated that he arrested the prisoner on the 14th inst. near Holton- road', Barry Dock. H#took the prisoner to his shop, and read out the warrant. In an- swer to the charge, prisoner replied, "I know i nothing 'about it." At Barry Dock Police Station prisoner said, I am guilty; there are others in the affair, but I cannot prove anything." Prisoner was committeed for trial at the Assizes. Mr. Batchelor applied for bail, and Mr. Llewellyn asked' that substantial bail be re- quired, pointing out that it had taken three years to find the prisoner. Bail was granted, prisoner in JE50 and two sureties of like amounts.
MAESTEG CHAPEL CONTRACT -0 ARCHITECT'S APPEAL. A MERE SQUABBLE AS TO FORM* OF PAYMENT." JUDGMENT SET ASIDE. On Mond'ay the Court of Appeal, composed of Lords Justices Vauglian Williams, Fletcher Moulton, and Buckley. qpntinued the hear- ing of the case of the Ham Hill and Doulting Stone Company, Ltd., v. Rees. on the appeal of the defendant against a judgment of Mr. Justice Ridley at the Taunton Assizes. The plaintiffs, quarry owners and stone mer- chants, of Norton Stoke-under-Ham, Somer- set, brought the action against the defend- ant. Mr. W. Beddoe Rees, an architect, of Cardiff and Maesteg, to recover £197 7s. 4d., balance of the price of stoll,e supplied for building Tabor Methodist Chapel at Maes- teg. The Building Committee of the chapel —Mr. J. Roberts. Mr. Thomas Morgan, and the Rev. W. Thomas, all of Maesteg—were originally also made defendants, but the ac- tion so far as they were concerned was dis- missed with costs. Mr. Rees's defence was that the contract was made by him as agent for disclosed principals, namely, the Building Committee, but Mr. Justice Ridley held that Mr. Rees was personally liable on the face of a written contract contained in correspon- dence between the parties. In support of the appeal, it was contended that the agree- ment upon which the learned Judge based his decision was not the real agreement at all. the effective agreement being a verbal one which was arrived at some days afterwards. when Mr. Rees disclosed the principals for whom he was acting. Mr. Clavell Salter, K.C., a.nd Mr. J. A. Hawke appeared1 for the appellant, and Mr. Foote, K.C., and Mr. Holman Gregory for the respondents. Mr. Foote. continuing his argument in support of the judgment in the court below, said that it was not till late in the correspondence that the plaintiffs were made aware that Mr. Rees was acting for un- disclosed' principals who might possibly be a fluctuating body. Lord Justice Vaughan Williams: It is quite true that the names were undisclosed, but nobody would say, if you mentioned the directors of a company, that they were un- disclosed' principals because the names were not disclosed. Mr. Foote said he might not be right in saying that the committee were undisclosed principals, but he did say that they were un- disclosed1 within the meaning of the decisions in such cases. Mr. Clavell' Salter: Agency was assumed throughout. The plaintiffs knew quite well that Rees was acting for the committee. Lord Justice Vaughan Williams: Whose strategy or device was it to send the money as from the builder? Mr. Foote remarked that it was a Welsh Committee. The builder was a member of the committee, and the solicitor, who was acting for both; was a brother of the archi- tect. It was not a question of stratgey, it was, he submitted, something like a, con- spiracy. Air. Clavell Salter objected to that remark. The stone was not up to the quality alleged to have been agreed upon, and five months were occupied in disputing that matter. Mr. Foote said that the dispute as to the quality of the stone was settled in the course of the proceedings. The strategy if any was everybody's, because everybody, except the plaintiffs, were acting in the same interest. The real question was whether Mr. Recs did anything or said anything to limit his liabil- ity, and he (counsel) submitted that he did not, but entered into the contract as though he were the contracting party. Lord Justice Vaughan Williams gave judg- ment without calling upon counsel for the appellant to Teply. He said that this was a very unsatisfactory case, but there was only one question which they had to decide, and in his opinion Mr. Rees was not a party to the contract. Mr. Rees was acting as agent for the committee, and in his lordship's opinion the committee were not undisclosed principals. It was a most unfortunate state of things. Here was a congregation who de- sired to have a new chapel. He was sure from his experience of South Wales that the very last thing that occurred to their minds after they got the chapel was that they should not pay for it. There was a mNC' squabble as to the form of payment, and his Lordship could not help thinking that if the congregation had been informed of the true facts they would have insisted upon paying the money quite irrespective of the person to whom application for payment had been made. His experience showed him that the last thing such a congregation was likely to do was to avoid payment for any benefit that they had received. He was sorry that this litigation had taken place, and he thought that everybody concerned would agree that it reflected not very much credit upon them. In his opinion the judgment must be set aside and judgment entered for the defend- ant Rees with costs. Lords Justices Moulton and Buckley con- curred in holding that Rees was not a party to the contract and therefore was not liable. The appeal was accordingly allowed with costs. A cross-appeal by the plaintiffs against- the refusal of Mr. Justice Ridley to order Rees to pay the costs of the other defendants to the action was dismissed with costs.
BARMAID AT SIXTEEN. ■* BENCH TAKE EXCEPTION TO EMPLOY- MENT OF YOUNG GIRL. MAESTEG PUBLICAN FINED FOR PER- MITTING DRUNKENNESS. William David Jones, licensee of the Royal Oak, Maesteg, was summoned at Bridgendi Police Court on. Saturday for permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises. Mr. Harry Cousins, Cardiff, defended. P.S. Rees Davies stated that on Tuesday, 13th inst., he was on duty outside the Royal Oak, Bethania-street, Maesteg, from 10.20 p.m. to 10.30 p.m., in company with P.C. Evans, of Maesteg. At 10.30 they visited the public-house, and in the bar found- a man named William Waters, of Garth, who was drunk. His hands were resting on the bar counter, his head was inclined forward, and his body was swaying backwards and for- wards. Immediately in front of him was a pint measure about a quarter full of beer, and about two feet away was a half-pint measure half full of beer. There were four other per- sonis in the bar at the time, none being with- in three yards of Waters. Inside the counter was a barmaid and a man named Thomas Powell, who said he was in charge of the house. Witness drew Powell's attention to Waters, and he replied, Yes, he is drunk; I will put him out now." Witness also asked Powell how lie came to SERVE A DRUNKEN MAN. and he said, I don't think he has been served' here," and, turning to the barmaid, he said Has he?" The barmaid made no reply. Powell then said, The pint of beer- belongs to a man named Cave, who is out at the back." Cave came in, picked up the half- pint measure and drank from it. Witness again asked Powell to account tor the pine- measure, and' he made no reply. A man named Lavin, who assisted at the house, said He has only been in the house about ten minutes." In another room in the house he saw a man named David John Howells, a collier, of 39 Garn-road, Maesteg, who was greatly under the influence of drink. Mr. Cousins: Did you charge Waters?— No, we took him to the Police-station. He was too drunk to be charged. I charged him next morning. What did he say?—He said he had been there since 7 o'clock. Supt. Menhinick: I should like that on the notes. Mr. Cousins: Why did you not say that in your evidence in chief? v Supt. Menhinick: It would not have been evidence. P.C. Frank Evans gave corroborative evi- dence. CHILD BARMAID. For the defence, Mr. Cousins called Bea- trice Williams, who looked quite a girl, and described herself as a barmaid at the Royal Oak. The Chairman (Mr. R. W. Llewellyn): How old are you ? Witness: Seventeen last September. The Chairman: How long have you been barmaid? Witness: Eighteen months. In examination by Mr. Cousins, wit- ness said on the night in question she served a man named Welsh with a pint of beer and Cave with a half-pint. Both men afterwards went out at the back. The police came in. walked through the bar, and looked through the hatchway. They saw Waters, and said, That man is drunk." Waters asked her for a drink, and she asked Mr. Powell whether he had had enough. On Mr. Powell's instructions, she did not supply him. The landlord had gone to Llanstephan to fetch his wife, who had been under.an oper- ation. Supt. Menhinick: What time did Waters come into the house?—Between 9.50 and 10. The police came in about 10.30?—No, about 10. So that if they say they came in' at 10.30 they are not speaking the truth?—No. How long was Waters in the house before they came in?—Two minutes. The Chairman Are you related to the landlord?—Yes, sir; I'm his cousin. I suppose that is the reason why you are barmaid there?—Yes. The Chairman Otherwise it would be most improper for a child of 16 to be a barmaid. Mr. Cousins: She is nearly 18. sir. The Chairman: She was there when she was sixteen. Her evidence has been to the effect that the sergeant and constable LIED THROUGHOUT. The evidence she gave must be untrue. Mr. Cousins: There may be a mistake in the times. The Chairman And in, other details. The evidence of the police is clear. They gave. the same statements. Mr. Cousins said he had a number of wit- nesses, and he proposed to call them. In these days holders of licensed premises had a great difficulty in protecting their property. The Chairman: Very well, call them. Thomas Lavin, 175 Bridgend-road, Maes- teg, repairer, said the barmaid refused to supply Waters, who said' "Thank you." Waters had only been there about two minutes when the police came. Supt. Menhinick: You are accustomed to this court ?-I have never been here in my life before. Have you been! finedl here?—Yes, once. What for?-—Drunkenness. William Thomas, 33 Station-road, Maesteg, described Waters as middling sober." He told the police Waters's proper name. Supt. Menhinick: Did you protest when he was refused a drink?—No. The Chairman Why did you not tell the police Waters had been refused drink?—They did not ask me. But you took it upon yourself to tell them his name. Why not have told them he had not been supplied?—It did not occur to me. Thomas Powell, who wore TWO MEDALS ON HIS BREAST, said he asked Waters in the presence of the police whether he had been served, and lie replied No." Supt. Menhinick: Was Waters half drunk or quarter drunk?—He was a bit merry. Was he under the influence of drink?—He was half drunk. Thomas Welsh said the beer near Waters belonged to. him, and he drank it before th< police left. Inspector Sansome said Waters was druill when he saw him in the cells at 11 o'clock. Defendant was fined JE2, and the Bench ex- pressed the new that the witness Beatrice W illia-ms ought not to have been serving in the bar at 10.30 at night. A further charge against, defendant of sup- plying a drunken person w.:s withdrawn. William Waters, for being drunk on licensed premises was fined 15s.
MAESTEG DISTRICT COUNCIL » —_ FORTHCOMING VISIT OF A LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INSPECTOR. APPOINTMENT OF TREASURER: A BREEZE. 1 he fortnightly meeting of the Maesteg Urban District Council was held' on Tuesday evening, when there were present: Messrs. J. Howells, J.P. (chairman), D. Davies, J. P. I Gibbon, J.P., Gomer Davies,, T. E. Hopkins, J. Bevan, J. Rees, A. Hicks, T. Rees, J. Thomas, and Thomas Lewis, with the deputy clerk (Mr. George Williams), the surveyor (Mr. J. Humphreys), and in the sanitary in- spector (Mr. G. E. Howells). NANTYFFYLLON SANITATION. Mr. Gibbon &aid that at the last meeting the members of the Nantyffyllon Ward were deputed to meet a deputation of the Free Church Council as to complaints with respect to sanitation at Nantyffyllon. He asked if it was not the duty of the officials of the Council to investigate complaints and report to the Council. The Chairman This was arranged by a re- solution of the Council. Mr. David' Davies: The Free Church Coun- cil are only reporting things that are already being dealt with here. ALLEGED OBSTRUCTION. The Council's attention was called to a nui- sance existing at an open space near the Duf- fryn Hotel, where shows are allowed tempor- arily. It was stated that the highway was being obstructed. The Council decided to call the attention of the police to the matter. RIGHT-OF-WAY. Mr. E. Lowther, general manager of the Port Talbot Railway, writing in reference to the question. of a footbridge across the Port Talbot Railway near Salisbury-road, stated "As you know, we have never admitted this footpath to be a public right-of-way, but we are doing the next best thing, and I hope to be able to write you shortly that the erection of a bridge has been completed. The contract for the work has already been given out, and I am writing the general manager of the Great Western Railway asking him to hurry on the work." Mr. T. E. Hopkins said the contents of the letter were gratifying. It was the intention of the ratepayers of Salisbury-road to send a deputation to the Council in regard to the matter, but this could now be avoided. TENDERS FOR THE HALL. Mr. J. Grover, secretary of the Maesteg Male Voice Society, wrote asking for the use of the Town-hall on Christmas Day, when It was decided to ask for tenders from local organisations. INFLUX OF HAWKERS. A long petition was presented by local tradesmen against the influx of hawkers from other towns hawking their goods from door to door while not paying any rates. They asked the Council to put a stop to this traffic. On the motion of Mr. Gibbon, it was deci- ded to allow the matter to stand over pending the return of Mr. Scale (the clerk), who is in London on Council business. L.G.B. AND OUTFALL WORKS. A letter was read from Mr. W. E. King, Local Government Board inspector, informing the Council of his intention to visit the sew- erage works on August 11th. Mr. King will arrive at the Maesteg P.T.R. Station with the 9.40 a.m. train, and he asked the Council to allow the surveyor to meet him and accom- pany him to the works. The request was granted. HOLIDAYS. Applications for leave of absence were read from Miss Gwen Lewis, matron at the Isola- tion Hospital; Messrs. Dl. Evans, rate-collec- tor, and W. H. Hughes. assistant surveyor. The applications were granted in each case. MEDICAL OFFICER'S SALARY. An application for an increase of salary was received from the medical officer of health (Dr. Walter Kirkby). This was referred to the Finance Com- mittee. THE COUNCIL'S DIARY. The Chairman complained of the delay in issuing the diary to each member of the Council, which had been decided upon in April. A great portion of the year would have gone before the books were printed. Mr. T. E. Hopkins The Book of Moses was printed in half the time. (Laughter.) A VESTRY FLOODED. Mr. W. James Nash, writing on behalf of Bethlehem C.M. Church, complained oi an overflew of storm water which, resulted in the flooding of the vestry. It was decided to lay kerb and channelling to prevent a recurrence of the nuisance. ALTERATION OF TIME. M'r. V. Hartshorn, who ha d'given notice of a motion to alter the time or the Council meetings from 6.00 p.m. to 4 p-iii., was ab- sent. Air. Hicks submitted the motion, stating 1 z=l that as the hours at the collieries had changeu the Labour members would be able to attend earlier in the day. Mr. Gomer Davies seconded, and the mo- tion was carried unanimously. DOCTOR'S REPORT. The Medical Officer, in his report for June, stated that zii deaths were registered-i0 males and 11 females—which were equivalent to a death rate of 12.41 per 1,000 persons living. beventy-two births were registered —36 males and 06 females—which were equi- valent to an estimated annual birth-rate of 34.36 per LuUU. APPOINTMENT OF TREASURER. Mr. Vernon Hartshorn- at the previous meeting had given notice of motion to res- cind1 a motion relating to the appointment of Mr. J. Evans, manager of the lNational Pro- vincial Bank, as treasurer in place of the late Mr. T. G. Smith. A letter was now read from Mr. Evans stat- ing that the bank would be prepared to grant the Council the same terms as previously. Mr. Gibbon suggested that inasmuch as Mr. Hartshorn was absent, the matter be al- lowed to stand over for another fortnight. The Chairman According to cur standing orders, if the mover of amotion by notice is not present the Council is empowered to drop the notice. Mr. Hicks: Why not agree with Mr. Gib- bon's suggestion to let it stand over? Mr. Gibbon I have no doubt that if this were allowed the Council would give a unan- mous vote for the old bank to retain the busi- ness. 'id The Chairman: I thought that. providing a letter was received from Mr. Evans granting the Council the same terms, there would be no further objection raised. I feel confident that Mr. Hartshorn had no other intention when lie submitted his notice of motion, and I see no good purpose in deferring the ap- pointment further. Mr. T. Rees moved that the motion be dropped. Mr. J. Bevan seconded the motion, which was carried, an amendment that the mattpr be allowed1 to stand over another fortnight being negatived. Mr. Hicks: All this business is nothing but trumpery trickery from the beginning. The Chairman: Whose trickery? Mr. Hicks: Your trickery and the clerk's. Mr. J. Thomas: It was yotv started the trickery. Mr. G. Davies: Yes, running about the houses of the other side for support. Mr. Gibbon As far as I am concerned. I give that the lie. Mr. G. Davies: I don't refer to you, sir. Mr. Gibbon But I was on the other side. Mr. Davies: I don't allude at all to you. MIl'. D. Davies: There was running abont the houses on your side, too. Mr. Gomer Davies Not to my knowledge. The Chairman: No one saw me in the mat- ter.
§ -—: — =. Good News for Everybody. DUNN & SONS The Hardware Boot People, HAVE OPENED THEIR NEW PREMISES 142, Commercial Street, Maesteg (next door to Messrs. Davies & Co., Pork Butchers), 4IIa '-u- J" Be sure and See their Windows I. for Uubeatable Value. ————— SPECIAL SHOW OF CHILDREN'S GOODS. NOTE ADDRESS- 142, Commercial Street, MAESTEG-. ¡ Other Branches thoughout Wales. I
BAD LEGS and How to Cure Them. Old Sores or Bad Legs are technically known as Varicose Ulcers. They are due to the bursting of Varicose Veins—generally of those who do much standing—and are difficult to heal by ordinary means. They fester, and often cover the whole leg from ankle to knee with sores. Griffiths' EXAMOINT is an Ointment specially prepared for healing diffi- cult cases such as these. It is a much more power- ful healer than any ordinary Ointment, and will cure this complaint even if it has lasted for twenty years. FOR ALL Festering Skin Diseases and Sores it is an unfailing specific, and never fllils to dry the sore and build new, healthy skin. The Unfailing Hcaler, BOX. Examoint Is. r. FKOM THE SOLE MANUFACTURER— Alfred Griffiths Pharmacist, 43, Commercial St. & 56 High St., MAESTEG. NOTICE. Mr. ALFRED GRIFFITHS, M.P.S., OPHTHALMIC OPTICIAN, Attends at his Sight Testing Rooms at 43, Commercial Street, Maesteg, daily from 10 to 6 (Wednesdays excepted), Eyes Tested Free.
I After reading letters from relatives in Scot- land which mot him on arrival at Brooklyn from ths Argentine, Captain Creighton. of the steamer Tuscany, and a native of Perth, shot himself dead on Saturday in his cabin. Harvest on Lord Harris's farm at Rayham, Eastchurch, the Isle of Sheppey, haa begun in a field of barley.
HINTS FOR THE HOMR SELECTING CHILDREN'S STORIES. The books a child reads have quite as strong an influence in moulding his character as his companions can have. If it is worth while to train our children at all, it is worth while, not only to watch the books they read, but to study what books to give them to read. They will read something, and as soon as a child begins to beg for stories, so soon should we begin to select. Our plan is to enter in a book the name and author of the especially good and interesting books that we recall or discover. It is surprising how rapidly the list will grow, yet, if we neglect to note their names in some such way, it is surpris- ing how few of the books we can recall when we want to make use of them. As to telling stories, we think mothers especi- ally might do much more of it than most oB them do. and with profit to themselves as well as the children, if the stories are selected with care. The "Mother Goose" stories may be made to serve one purpose at least; the jingle and rhyme are easily retained and help to train the memory, for we think it an excellent plan to "take turns" with the children, and require them to tell the stories occasionally. NO SKELETONS. In the ideal home there are no impossible corners, and no skeletons in the cupboard to be- hidden a way from the approaching guest. The kitchen, cellar, and pantry will bear as close inspection as will the living-room, and tho servants' quarters will also shew the fruit of care and thought. The economics of the ideal home should be so provided for that the tradespeople are happy to come and go—which meaaie that their bills are- punctually paid. Those in the house should all have confidence in one another. To the smallest detail, every- thing should be run in an "open and above- board manner. The master and mistrec<s should occupy an assured place of confidence and trust in the community, and should be rulers in their immediate circle. WARM BATHS IN SUMMER. Warm baths in hot weather deserve more attention than are generally given to them. Winternitz. in a discussion of the therapy of cold -J baths, directs attention to the fact that cold pro- duces heat. The sudden application of cold to j the skin stimulates the heat centres to greater 1 activity, and at the same time causes a redistri- j bution of the surface blood. 1 This tonic effect spreads to the whole nervous j 6ystem. and shews the greater benefit in typhoid ] fever, though here the prolonged immersion ex- tracts the excess heat. In all torpid conditions J the quickly administered cold application serves a very valuable end. even at the extremes of life. It is different in the nerve exhaustions of hot weather, where we aim to soothe and not to stimulate. Those who take numerous cold baths in sum- j mer are merely thereby adding to the draught of the furnace and producing more heat to bother and exhaust them. J ———— TOILET RECIPES. A bran bath is most refreshing in the summer a time. and consists eimplv of boiling about two I pounds and a-half of bran' for an hour in three- J quarts of water. The liquid part is then poured W off and i" aclJed to the bath. *fl Aching feet are often experienced in the sum- mer. After bathing them in hot water rub them S with the following mixture, which should bring flj Telief: Two ounces each of spirits of camphor H and ammonia water, six ounces of sea salt, tho .V same amount of boiling water, and eight ounoea of alcohol. Put this lotion into a bottle after M mixing the ingredients thoroughly. H ALBUMEN OIL FOR BURNS. flj A mixture of castor oil with the white of egg^ ;Sj savs the Mcdiral Fortnightly, allays the pain of fly a 'burn more quickly and causes the wound to -B heal more Tapidly than any other application. The egg whites are placed in a bowl, and the castor oil gradually and slowly poured in while S the mixture is beaten. Enough oil is added to make a thick, creamy paste, which is applied to V the burn with a feather. The applications are ■ repeated often enough to prevent their becom- rH ing dry or sticky. It is best to leave the surfaoe H uncovered. flj SHY GIRLS. fl There is only one real remedy for shyness, and that is self-forgetfulness. How can this be fi attained? The only way is to hav<^your thoughts ■ so full of love and kindness towards other people that there is no room for thoughts of yourself. -'m You cannot force this? Oh, but you can. A real fl desire to shew love for your fellow-beings—who I are all sadly in need of it—will bring it about in n time. You need not -try to sparkle if it is not B your nature to do so. The pearl is quite as fl valuable as the diamond, and is often more de- B sired, lie gentle, sincere, and. above all, natural* B Watch an opportunity to say or do pleasant, fl kindly things. Suppose you should be snubbed B occasionally or ignored? It will but teach you fl what not to do to others, and will increase your B love for the ideal standard of conduct. ifl TO CLEAN BROADCLOTH. S Broadcloth can usually bo washed with as fl much success as good serge or tweed. To clean fl a waistcoat or coat effectually, it should be B washed first of all in very strong warm soap- fl suds, and then rinsod well before hung on B the line to dry. When nearly dry it should bo B rolled up for an hour or two, and then ironed, fl a soft cloth being passed over it until the steam fl ceases to rise. To continue longer would result B in making the cloth shiny. H See that the iron is not too hot when ironing ■ silk blouses, &c., as silk quickly discoknvs. fl Sprinkle the article first with water, then lolt fl up tightly in a towel. After this it may be, flj ironed, and the creases will readily be taken out.. jj
When a fellow has discovered that all his loom -fif change has filtered through a hole in his fl trousers' pocket, it is nearly impossible to gefc wj him to accept the scientific proposition that R nothing is ever lost. H First Lazy Man: After all. a clay pipe has fil an advantage over all others." Second Ditto: W How's that?" First Lazy Man: "Well, if yo» fl let it fall on the pavement you needn't trouble M about picking it up." Jr A Westerner tells this card story. Three men if were playing dummy whist. One of them after- wards described the game: No. 1 held -five aces in his hand, No. 2 held a revolver, »od 1 J held the ioauest." -« » r
Mr. D. Davies: Well there was someone with me. Mr. J. Bevan Let's get on with the busi- ness. The Chairman: I dealt with the matter in a perfectly fair way. as anybody holding a public office should do. I never considered any friendships in the matter. The National Provincial Bank has been generous to the Council in matters of overdraft, and it was from this point of view I supported them. The matter then dropped. RE-APPOINTMENTS. Dr. Walter Kirkby was re-appointed as medical officer for the ensuing twelve months. Mr. G. E. Howells, the sanitary inspector, was re-appointed for the same period. SUB CONTRACTOR'S MEN. Mr. Gibbon brought forward1 the question of sub-contractors' workmen being insured against accident by the Council. He .strongly objected to the Council having to pay the premiums for these men when they were not under the supervision of the officials of the Council. Mr. T. E. Hopkins said lie liid, always been under the impression that the Council only insured those directly employed by them. The matter was referred to the Finance Committee. INADEQUATE LIGHTING. Mr. Gomer Davies called the attention of the Council to the inadequate lighting of Plasn e wydd-street. It was agreed to have a report prepared as to what other lamps were necessary in the district, and to deal with the whole together. WATER BILL IN THE LORDS. Mr. Scale wired from London asking the Council to appoint one member to attend' at the House of Lords in respect of the Water Bill now before them. Mr. J. P. Gibbon was appointed. A WARNING TO BATHERS. The Surveyor stated that in consequence of the continual pollution by bathing and; other causes of the Tygwyn Back Brook, it was ad- visable that the impounding area be fenced I a off with unclimbable iron railings, and that two notice boards be fixed, one at the dam and the other further up the brook, warning people that if they polluted the brook in any way they would be prosecuted. The suggestions were adopted. PLANS. Plans were conditionally passed for 19 houses in a new street leading; out of Meadow- street for Mr. Owe 111 E. Jones.