BY THE SILVER SEA. 1 — SOME REFLECTIONS FROM PORTHCAWL By SEA-SKRPEXT. The I. season continues to be disappoint- ing. Unless things materially improve dur- ing next month the consequence will not be .a laughing matter. The meteorological medley, of course, it, primarily responsible and the unsettled state of the coal trade, in con- sequence of the Welsh and Scottish crises, has no doubt also played; a part. And then there is the Pageant. Without doubt a great pro- portion of those who have been devoting weeks to the rehearsals and are now kept in Cardiff for the performances, would otherwise have been basking in the sunshine—no. pur- chasing umbrellas!—at Porthcawi. In conver- saHotit with a gentleman who deals in fur- nished houses. 1 learned that he had received numerous applications for houses as from the date upon which the Pageant closes, while the applicants who purposed visiting P'orth- oawl in the last days of July and the first week in August were comparatively few. Porthcawl wiU no doubt be full next week, and if the Pageant people will come later all will be well. There is quite a military aspect in the PO! thcawl streets at night time. though the camp, which commenced on Sunday, is situ- ated at su-ch a distance from the town. Opinion is divided as to the merit of an ar- rangement by which the camp is so isolated it certainly is inconvenient to those who wish to visit the camp and watch the drills and the fun, and there are other considerations which made it desirable that the encamp- DLent should be nearer the place. It is cer- tainly an advantage that the encampment is on enclosed land, thus giving visitors the un- restricted use of the common, which, is how- ever. used by the Territorials for drill pur- poses. On the whole, the behaviour of the men has been satisfactory. Of course, there are black sheep in every flo-ck, and it cannot be expected that, with such a large body of men in' the place, there should be absolute decorum. But there are a few young spirits belonging to one of the battalions to whom a little additional discipline would not be a disadvantage. The local branch of the Y.M.C.A.. which did much useful work and supplied a long- felt. need1 during last winter, has unfortun- ately lost its opportunity to purchase an ex- cellent site in John-street, whc-reon it was proposed' to erect an institute and hall. They are now searching for another. It is to be hoped that the branch will not lose much time before embarking on the scheme for a permanent building, though the opinion is held by some of the committee that the plans which have been under consideration provided for too elaborate and expensive a building for a place of the size of Porthcawl. These will have to be revised, so as to bring the estimated cost down to a figure which will enable the committee to proceed withouc involving serious risk. In revising the scheme, however, they should bear in mind the importance of providing a hall sufficiently commodious for the holding, at any rate, of concerts and public meetings. The Y.M.C.A. holiday camp, which is thi; year pitched in a pleasantly situated field abutting on the South-road, promises to be even more success- ful than that of last year. It must be highly gratifying to the genial Rector (Rev. T. Ho lines Morgan) and' his sup- porters that in such a comparatively short spat;- of time the treasurer of the fund for the proposed stcne church has no less a sum than £ 1.250 in hand' towards the estimated' cost of £ 6,(KJO. This fact speaks volumes for the energy and enthusiasm with which the movement has been taken up, and I take this opportunity of appealing to the visitors who use the present building during the "season" not to leave without doing something to help the project forward. For many years past the temporary edifice in which the church- people of Porthcawl have been content to worship has proved inadequate, but it was not until last October .that a meeting was called to consider the matter. It was the .unanimous opinion of those present that the time had arrived when the construction of a more comfortable and commodious building should be undertaken. The committee set to work with such excellent spirit that already the sum named is in hand, while amounts promised bring the total' to over £ 2,000, which is exclusive of the grants which are ex- pected from Church building organisations. As the result of a bazaar held in April last the fund benefited to the extent of about £ 140. A quantity of goods was left unsold. and it was decided' to dispose of these at a sale of work, which was held on the 22nd iust. in connection with a fete held, through the kindness of Mrs. Gordon, in the delightful grounds of Nottage Court. The fete proved a thoroughly enjoyable and successful func- tion, and Mrs. Gordon very kindly conducted a party over the house, which is so full of relies interesting to the antiquarian. Mrs. Holmel- Morgan was in charge of the stall on which the surplus goods of the bazaar were tastefully displayed, and she was assisted in the transaction of the business by Mrs. John 'c David. Mrs. Alexander, Miss Davies (Vic- toria-road), and Miss Pearce. Tea was served in the open. the trays being taken by Miss Knight, Mrs. T. Jenkins, Mrs. Walter Wil- liams, Miss M. Brill, Miss Haase, Miss Edith Henry, Miss Llewellyn, Miss Hobbs, Mrs. Grover. Miss Parfitt, Mrs. Barrios, and Miss Cissy Thomas. The 6id. stall and the ice- cream stall were in charge of Misses Violet and Gladys Alexander; Miss Gunner and Miss Parfitt presided at the-flower stall; Mr. P. Noel did good business with the cocoanut shies, and Mr. J. Williams added to the re- venue with his "clock golf." A delightful selection of music was discoursed by the Port Talbot Band. The committee has been for- tunate in its ehoice of officers; they are the Rector (chairman), Mr. R. R. Chalk (trea- surer), and Messrs. E. Herne and L. Byass '(secretaries). It is of interest to Porthcawl people that Miss Maggie Bevan, of Caerphilly, who is a niece of Mr. T. D. Bevan and Mr. T. Lang- .Jon, has beer* accepted as a preacher by the East Glamorgan Baptist Association, at the early age of 16. She is the daughter of Mr. Rees Bevan, who formerly carried on business as a watchmaker and jeweller in John-street, Porthcawl. She is meeting with striking suc- cess as a preacher, and thoee who had the -opportunity of hearing her on the occasion of hef recent visit could not fail to be impressed by the charming and simple, yet confident, way in which she delivered her discourses. From a very tender age, Miss Bevan has shown a remarkably natural aptitude for elo- cution of no mean order. She has become well known as a reciter in this neighbour- hood, and is the proud possessor of over 150 dsteddfodic prizes. Four years ago, when she had not entered' her teens, she was vic- torious at the National Eisteddfod.
GARDEN PARTY AT ST. DONAT'S Through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan S. Williams, St. Donats Castle, a garden party was given on July 22ndt to the officials, members of committee, and sub- scribers of the Welsh Industries Association (Cardiff District). The visitors went by train to Llantwit Major, from there by break to the historic castle, which has been restored by Mr. Morgan Williams, so that it is now as it was in its past days. The guests were received* by the host and hostess, and after- wards a meeting was held in the beautiful hall of the castle. Mrs. Godfrey Clark occu- pied the chair, and after a report had been read by Miss Bush, the hon. secretary, a most interesting address was given by Mrs. O. H. Jones, Fonmon Castle. Mr. Godfrey Clark aiso supported the movement. Mr. 0. H. Jones andwMr. Edwin Seward also gave ad- dresses. After the meeting, the visitors we-re entertained to tea on the beautiful lawn. The cqunty families of Glamorgan were well represented.
MRS. R. GEORGE, Certified Midwife (BY EXAMINATION). THE COTTAGE, LLANTWIT MAJOR. Also General Narstag Undertaken. 8
I YALE OF GLAMORGAN SHOW. I POPULAR EVENT MARRED BY WET WEATHER. RECORD ENTRIES; FINE QUALITY OF THE EXHIBITS. AMALGAMATION OF THE HORTICUL- TURAL SOCIETY. The eighteenth annual show of cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, dairy and garden produce, etc., promoted by the Vale of Glamorgan Ag- ricultural Society, was held on Tuesday, on II the Bear Fields, Cow-bridge. under the most adverse circumstances. The Society has not experienced the best of fortune in recent years in the selection of the date for the show —last yeaT it was held in a severe storm—but the climatic conditions on this occasion were the worst since the inception of the show, lain falling incessantly throughout the day. In consequence the attendance of the public was the lowest on record1, there being not more than a few hundred on the ground at any time. As regards the number of the en- tries and the quality of the exhibits, however, the show ranks as the most successful in the history of the Society, which is saying a great deal. There was not a single department which did not show a substantial increase. This year the Cowbridge and District Horti- cultural. Poultry, and Pigeon Society held ite annual show under the auspices of the Agri- cultural Society, the exhibits being arranged in two large marquees near the main en- trance. In the circumstances it was impos sible to judge as to the wisdom of this ex- periment, but, as the horticultural shew usually attracted a comparatively email at- tendance, the amalgamation will probably serve the best interests of that society, while it will provide an. increased attraction to the Vale Show. The entries in all departments reached the magnificent total of 872, of which 315 were in the poultry and pigeon section, and 79 in the horticultural exhibition. It was hoped that the Earl of Plymouth, who is this year's president of the Society, would at- tend' the show, and a civic reception had been, arranged by the Mayor (Councillor R. E. Watkins) and the Town Clerk (Mr. W. T. Gwyn). but his Lordship was, unfortunately, detained on important business, a telegram to this effect being received on the morning of the show from Mr. Robert Jorrest, his agent. In the course of the morning Councillor Wat- kins also received a wire from the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, who had been invited tu the luncheon, regretting that he and the Deputy Lord Mayor were unable to attend owing to the inclement weather. Judging was well in hand before 12 ocock, cattle being first adjudicated upon in the small ring. and the cart horses in the large ring. In the- cattle classes there were no fewer than 74 entries, which was a gratifying increase compared with last year's total, i-rti a large number of useful animals weie shown. The silver cup for the best pair of steers in the show went to Mr. W. Thomas, J.P., The Hayes, who dEO secured, among other prizes, the "specials"' given by the President and Mr. E. H. Ebsworth respectively. Each of the bull classes provided a good ringful of sires, and the milking cows and heifers, though not many in number, were of exceptional quality. Some fine animals were exhibited by Messrs. T. R. Thompson, Penarth; Walter Davies, Pontypridd; .0. Jenkins, iTleiiiingstone; T. Williams, Caecady, etc. The sheep classes were better filled than last year, the quality of the exhibits being distinctly creditable. Some fine pens were brought in by the well known triumvirate of breeders—Messrs. W. R. Board, Great Frampton; Noah Morgan, Fenybryn, and E. Akers, Pentrebane, St. Fagans. In each of the three pig claeses the premier honour was secured1 by Mr. S. Mil- lard, Howe Mill, Cowbridge. whose winning Beikshire boar is of exceptionally good type and quality. The cart horse classes, in which the entries numbered in all 63—an increase of 16 over last year—formed a strong feature of the show, some well known winners being seen- in the ring. The champion prize, a handsome silver cup, given by the Mayor of Cowlaridge, went to Mr. W. Thomas, Eglwys- Nynydd, whose handsome bay gelding "Cham- pion" was adjudged to be the best exhibit in any of the cart horse classes. Champion" won the championship at the Maesteg Horse Show, but was beaten at Bridgend a week later by "Prince," belonging to Mr. F. J. Sparkes, Cardiff. The latter, however, did not find favour with the Cowbridge judges, who reversed the Bridgend decision, the Car- diff horse receiving the reserve card only. The cup was formally presented to Mr. W. Thomas (Eglwys-Nynydd) within the shelter of the secretary's tent by the Mayor, who made some appropriate remarks. The winning pair of cart horses were exhibited by Mr. S. Radcliffe, of Palla, whose fine mare, "Falla Countess," was also adjudged to be the best two-year-old in the show. Miiss Talbot's brown mare, "Maud 2nd," which showed rare quality and moved well. was second. In the three year oid class there was a good winner in Mr. J. Davies's (Margam) "Belle," a light bay mare. There were an impressive lot of suckers. Hunters, though comparatively few, made quite a useful show. In the two-year-olds, Mr. D. Evans, Burdon's HiB, took the lead with his beautifully-balallced bay filly, and Mr. F. Williams, Stall Court, won Colonel H. R. Homfray's prize for four-year-olds. The yearling class, in which there was an excel- lent show, was led by Mr. Walters Davies's (Pontypridd) Mischief," Mr. R. Morgan's (Llantrithyd1) bay colt, by "John Bull," com- ing a good second. The harness and riding classes were the outstanding feature of the show. a large number of classy animals ap- pearing before the judges, including the cream of South Wales rings. One of the most interesting classes was that for the Pre- sident's prize—the best mare or gelding of any height in harness. The judges centred their affections on Mr. Jabez Goiigh's well- known winner, "Royal Guest," a free going animal of nice quality and movement, which will be remembered as the champion of the Bridgend Show. "Hanover Reality," a stylish bay, exhibited by Mr. D. Richard's, Pontypridd, was placed second', and Dr. Cromwell Jones, Merthyr Tydfil, had to be satisfied for his bay, "Queen Fortunate," which is a strong and graceful mover, with the third prize. This order was maintained in all the harness classes in which the ani- mals appeared. Mr. T. Nicholas, Port Tal- bot, scored several successes with his bay mare, Terrington Daphne." which was awarded' the silver cup for the best goer (muter 1.5 hands) in harness—a class confined to tenant farmers. An objection has been laid by Mr. A. V. Harding, Cardiff, who re- ceived the reserve card, on the ground that Mr. Nicholas is .not a bona fide tenant far- mer, which the committee will adjudicate upon later. In the riding class, however, "Terrington Daphne" was beaten by Mr. F. W. Jones's (Porth) chestnut gelding. The winning hackney mare or gelding, any height, shown in saddle, was found in. r. Tom Mor- gan's "Honourable Maid," a free moving four-year-old, which beat Dr. Jones's "Queen Fortunate." There was a particularly useful show of Welsh cobs suitable for Territorial purposes, the- breeding of which is being so strenuously encouraged by General Tyler, LIanftrithyd, who, with Mrs. Tyler, nrovided the prizes in this class. Mr. 0. Thomas's (Wenvoe) exhibit secured the first position, and' the judges were so pleased with the c'ass that they awarded either h.e. and c. cards to aJl who did not secure a prize. The trades- men's class lay between Mr. 0. Thomas, Wen- voe, and Mr. S. Batten, Cardiff, the latter's Lady Cardigan" having to take second place to the Wenvoe horse. Though few in num- ber, there were some good jumpers in two out of the three classes. The dairy produce classes again filled well, and the judges had nothing but commenda- tion for the exhibitors. The butter cfas»es were well fflled, though perheps in a difitlrw-t fairly well filled, though perhaps in a district Ifke the Vale a larger entry lis,t could reason- ably be expected. In the garden-produce section the entries reaeh«J the record total of 168—an increase of 77 over last yeaT-and here again the exhibits were excellent tn, quality. There were 79 entries in the loeaJ classes in which the prizes were given by the Horticultural Society (who bad received a- subscription of £18 from the Vale Sjocfety). The exhibition was thstinddy e^ed'Hable, flowers and fruit making a wonderfully go«J show. Exhibits hot for competition ill.!1IdtltJ a magnificent show of flowers, etc., from Ash Hall, Ystradowen, which Mr. Tudor Owen offered for sale at the close, devoting the pro- ceeds to assisting the finances of the Society. The entries in the poultry show, which has more than held its own since its inception five years ago, showed an increase of no less than 100 over last year. There was an ex- cellent show of birds, many well known ex- hibitors being represented. Mr. E. H. Ehs- worth is the president of the Horticultural Society. The show arrangements and secretarial duties were efficiently carried out by Mr. T. J. Yorwerth (deputy mayor), who has now held that onerous office for 13 years. He was capably seconded in his efforts by Mr. Oswald Davies, accountant, Cardiff, who was assist- ant secretary. The judges were:—Hunters, hacks, cobs, and ponies: Messrs. E. Curre, Itton Court, Chepstow, and W. J. Tatem, Penylan, Cardiff cart horses and c-olts, Mr. F. S. Humphreys, Amberley Court. Mon- k mouth; cattle, Messrs. Rees Keene, Llanvi- hangel Court, Monmouth, and R. Stratton, The Duffryn. Newport; sheep and pigs, Mr. J. Friend, Idminster. Salisbury; garden pro- duce, Messrs. Bashani, Newport, ascl Hugh Pettigrew. St. Fagans; dairy produce, Mrs. Williams, C'oedygoras; roots, Messrs. Ivor Loi\rie, Radyr, and Griffith Powell, Monk- nash. Mr. E. Akers was the general stew- ard of the yard, and the other stewards were Hunters and hacks, Messrs. T. Thomas, J. W. Hall, C. J. Gwyn, and G. Thomas; cart horses, Messrs. DI. Jenkins, N. Morgan, and D. Spencer: cattle, Messrs. T. Jones, W. G. Thomas, and T. Thomas (Red Farm); sheep and pigs, Messrs. E. Williams (Slade) and 1. "Williams (Castleton); dairy produce and honey, Messrs. W. L. Jenkins and the I Mayor; garden produce, Messrs. E. John, W. D. Alexander, and W. J. Davies. Messrs. Basset, M.R.C.V.S., Llanblethian, and J. Dow, M.R.C.V.S.. Pontypridd were the hon. veterinary surgeons. Mr. C. W. Davies (sec- retary of the Horticultural Society) dis- charged the secretarial duties of the poultry show in an energetic way, and Mr. J. F. E-nt- wietle. Calder Grove. Yorks, was the judge. The stewards were The Mayor. Messrs. T. James, F. Saunders. C. Morgan. R. J. Beer, W. Jenkins. W. G. Lovett, and G. Miles. THE LUNCHEON. The luncheon was served, in a marquee oi the Show Ground. Mr. Edward Akers (a vice-president of the society) presided, sup- ported by the Mayor of Cowbridge (Coun-cillor Watkins), who is also a vice-president; Mr. W. Brace, M.P., General T. B. Tyler, Colonel H. R. floiifi-ay, Alderman Edward John, Mr. E. Curie (Chepstow), Mr. T. J. Yorwerth (secretary), Major H. C. Prichard, Messrs. J. W. Hail, W. T. Gwyn (town clerk), I. W. Lowry (Radyr), Rev. W. M. Yorwerth, Messrs. C. J. Gwyn. Noah Morgan, J.P., Thomas Thomas, Ty Hen Daniel Jenkins, Ruthin Illtyd Williams, Castleton H. O. Irvine. Southerndown Edwin Price, Bridg- end; Rees Thomas. Boverton W. Thomas, The- Ha yes B. Parsons, Pendovlan A. M. Maddock. Pyle; Aaron Jame-s. Port Talbot; George Thomas, Stormy; D. J. Jenkins, Fiemiugston T. Thomas, Peuliyn W. D. Alexander, W. L. Jenkins. R. Hedger Wallace (County Council agricultural lecturer), R. Stratton, J. Friend, etc. Messages 'regret- ting inability to attend were read from Lord Ph mouth, Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher, and Mi. T. W. David, J.P., C.C. Mr. W. Brace proposed the toast of "The Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society and Show." He regretted the absence ox the Earl of Plymouth, and the fact that the inclement weather had done so much to militate against the success of the show, both this year and last year. If the Board of Agriculture did something to regulate the weather at these gatherings, they would do more good- than they had so far been able to do in the direc- tion of assisting agriculture. (Laughter.) He cited the case of Switzerland, where greater assistance was rendered by the State to those engaged in the pursuit of agricul- ture than was done in a large, wealthy coun- try like ours. (Hear, hear.) He was told by the secretary that never since this society came into existence had the entries reached such a figure as this year. That was very gratifying, and he had no doubt that if as a consequence of the weather, the finances needed a 'little effort on the part of the mem- bers. the secretary would not have any diffi- culty in getting their co-operation. (Ap- plause.) The Chairman, who responded, said they re- echoed Mr. Brace's expression of regret at the absence of the noble Earl, who had kindly ac- cepted the presidency of the Society for a second year. The show had been in exist- ence for 18 years, and its history was one of steady and 'maintained progress. Unfor- tunately they had found their greatest foe in the weather. The entries this year were nearly a hundred more than last year. Proposing the health of the Judges, General, Tyler expressed a hope that they would be quite well on Wednesday morning after their uncomfortable experiences in the wet. Mr. E. Curre and Mr. R. Stratton acknow- ledged, the latter describing the quality of the stock at the shew that day as exceedingly good. He strongly urged the farmers of the Vale to breed none but the best stock they could. Mr. J. Friend, another of the judges, said he felt that the Vale of Glamorgan lent itself to the rearing of Hampshire Down sheep, andi these, which reached maturity early, were more remunerative than any other class. The following were the awards;- CATTLE.—Any Pure Breed. Bull calved before 19C7.: 1, Walter Davies, Pontypridd-; 2, Colonel J. P. Turbervili, Ewenny Priory; 3, W. Thomas, The Hayes, Sully; r., T. R. Thompson, P'enarth. Bull calved in 1907: 1, D. Jenkins, Rythin 2, E. Williams, Sealands; 3, D. Jen- kins, Flemingstone Court. Bull calved in 1908: 1, T. Williams, Caer- cady, Cow bridge 2 and 3, T. R. Thompson; r., T. J. Morgan, Marcross. Bull calved in 1909: 1, J. Lewis, Brigam; 2, D. Jenkins, Flemingstone Court; 3, W. Thomas. Cow in calf or in milk: 1 and 2, W. Tho-mas; 3, D. Jenkins, Rythin; h.c., Ley- ahon Thomas. Sigginstone D. Jenkins, Flem- ingstone T. Williams. Caercady. Heifer calved in 1907: 1, Walter Davies, Pontypridd; 2, W. Thomas; 3, T. Williams. Heifer calved in 1903: 1 and 2, W. Thomas; 3, D. Jenkins. Rythin.. Heifer Calf calved in 1909 1, D. Jenkins, Flemingstone; 2, W. Thomas; 3, J. Lewis, Brigam. Pair of Heifers not exceeding two years old, not exhibited in any other class: 1. D. Jen- I kins, Flemingstone Court; 2, T. R. Thomp- son. Dairy Class. Pair Milking Cows: 1, Mrs. Trott, Cow- bridge; 2, W. Perkins, Llanmaes; 3, D. Jen- kins, Rythin. Cow in calf or in milk 1. Mrs. Trott, Cow- bridge; 2, T. Williams, Caercady; r., W. Perkins, jJanma-es. Heifer calved in 1907: 1 and 2, T. Wil- liams, Caercady. Heifer calved in 1908 1, T. Williams. Special Prizes. Pair of Steers not exceeding three years (silver cup given by the Mayor of Cow- bridge): 1, W. Thomas; 2, D. Jenkins, Flem- ingstone. Pair of Cows in calf or in milk (any breed): 1, W. Thomas; 2, T. R. Thompson. Cow, Two-year-old Heifer, and the Cow's Yearling Offspring (bred by exhibitor): 1, W. Thomas; 2, W. R. Board, Great Frampton; r., D. Jenkins, Rythin. Bull, Cow, and their Offspring calved in 1909: 1, W. Thomas; 2, T. R. Thompson-; r., D. Je-nkins. Flemingstone. Pair Yearling Cattle (steers or heifers, pure or cross-bred), sired by a pedigree Shorthorn or Black Polled Bull, and only shewing ealf teeth, bred by exhibitor: 1, 2, and 3, W. R. Board, Great Frampton. Bull of any age in the Hereford classes 1, Walter Davies, Pontypridd; r., T. Williams, Caeroady. O i^P.—Any Pure Breed. Yearling Ram: 1 and 2, X. Morgan, Peny- brvrJlo. Ram Lamb: 1, W. R. Board; 2 and 3, E. Akers, Penferebane r., Noah Morgan. Three Yearling Ewes: 1 and 2, W. R. Board; 5 and r.. N. Morgan. Three Ewe Lambs: 1 and 2, W. R. Board; 3 antl r., E. Akers. Peu oi Four Ewes which have bred lambji in 1000: 1, N. Morgan; 2, W. Emerson, Swel- don; r. and h.c., W. R. Board. PMS.—Any Pure Breeds Boaj-: 1, G. Millard, Howe Mill; 2 and n., J. H. Thomas, The Hayes, Sully. S»w in farrow or with pigs 1, G. Millard I 2, C. John, Tudor Arms, Ystradowen; r., J. -H. Thomas. Pair of Sows farrowed in 1909: 1, G. Mil- lard; 2 and r., J. H. Thomas. CART HORSES. Pair Cart Horses (confined to tenant farmers in Glamorganshire): 1, S. Radcliffe, Palla, P'alla Catherine" and "Palla Prin- cess"; 2, J. Davies, Kenfig House, Captain" and "Belle"; 3, W. WTiiting, Aberdare, "Old- field Drayman" and "Gomer" r., Dl. Jenkins, RythÜù. Mare in foal or with foal at foot: 1 and 2, S. Radcliffe, Palla, Palla Catherine" and "Palla Pi incess"; r., J. Davies, Kenfig House, uelle"; h.c., E. J. Jones, West Monkton, "Ginger"; W. C. Williams, Llan- dow. Sucker Colt or Filly, got by any of Miss Talbot's stud horses: 1, E. Williams, Sea- lands; 2, G. Thomas, Llwynhelig; 3, W. Rad- cliffe, Waterton Court; r., Rees Bros., Dim- Is-nds. Yearling Colt or Filly got by any of Miss Talbot's stud horses: 1, W. Thomas, Morfa Bach; 2, Rees Bros., Dimlands. Two-year-old Gelding or Ma-re got by any of Miss Talbot's horses: 1, Miss Talbot, "Maud 2nd"; 2, E. Williams, Sealands, Champion." Sucker Colt or Filly got by any of Mr. R. T. Board's shire horses: 1, J. T. Lovesick, WTiitney Farm; 2, J. Board, Sheepleys; 3. T. J. Morgan, Marcross; r., Mrs. Masters, Lanelay Hall. Sucker Colt or Filly got by any horse: 1, J. Davies, Margam House; 2, J. T. Loveluck, Whitney. Yearling Colt or Filly: 1, W. Thomas, Eglwysnynydd; r., W. Thomas. Morfa Bach. Two-year-old Gelding or Mare: 1, S. Rad- c cliffe, "Palla Countess" 2, W. Thomas, Eglwysnynydd, "Eglwys Lady"; r., Miss- Talbot, "Maud 2nd." Three-year-old Gelding or Mare: 1, J. Davies, Kenfig House, Belle"; 2, W. Thomas, Morfa Bach; r., J. Lewis, Brigam. Mare or Gelding suitable ior a builder or contractor, shown in harness: 1, W. Thomas-, Eglwysnynydd. "Champion'; 2, A. M. Thomas, Llanmaes; r., F. J. Sparkes, Car- diff, Prince." Champion Prize. Best Animal exhibited in any of the Cart Horse Classes, silver cup given by the Mayor of Cow-bridge 1, W. Thomas, Eglwysnynydd, Champion" 2, A. M. Thomas, Llanmaes. HUNTERS. Brood Mare calculated to produce hunters, in foal or with foal at foot: 1, D. Watts, Llantrithvd, "Wisdom"; 2, W. G. Thomas, Llandough. Hunter, Mare or Gelding, four years old and upwards: 1..F. Williams, Stallcourt, "Red Rag"; 2, D. Watts, Uantrithyd, White Hat." Two-year-old Mare or Gelding: 1, D. Evans. Burdon's Hill, "Ladv Joan"; 2, T. W. Davies, Pontypridd. "Half Pay"; c., Mrs. L. Dow, Pontypridd, "Cleopatra." Yearling: 1, T. Walters Davies, Ponty- pridd, "Mischief"; 2, R. Morgan, Llantri- thyd; r., G. Griffiths, Pontyclun; c., F. Grant, Llandough, "Little Man"; T. Watts, Llanmihangel Place. RIDING CLASSES. Pony not exceeding 13 hands, ridden by a boy not exceeding 15 years of age: 1, Chap- man and Wiimott, Cardiff; 2, J. Millward, Merthyr, "Forest Queen"; r., A. V. Hard- ing, Cardiff. Ma re- or Gelding exceeding 13 hands, and not above 14.2, ridden 1, F. W. Jones, Porth; 2. T.Nicholas, Port Talbot, "Terring- ton Daphne"; r., S. Batten, Cardiff, "Lady Cardigan"; h.c., Evan Williams, Porth, Lady Cardigan." Mare or Gelding, exceeding 14.2, not above 15.2, and not exceeding six years, ridden 1, Tom Morgan, Tylorstown, "Honourable Maid"; 2, S. Cromwell Jones. Merthyr Tydfil, "Queen Fortunate"; r., D. Richards, Ponty- pridd, Llanover Reality." Hackney Mare or Gelding of any height, ridden 1, Tom Morgan, Honourable Maid"; 2, S. Cromwell Jones, Queen For- tunate" 3, D. Richards, Llanover Real- ity"; r., F. WT. Jones, Porth. Welsh Cob Brood Mare suitable for breed- ing horses for Territorial Army purposes: 1, 0. Thomas, Wenvoe; 2, W. Hopkins, Llancar- fan; r., A. M. Thomas, Llanmaes; c., Miss O. Yorwerth, Cowbridge. HARNESS CLASSES. Pony, Mare or Gelding, not above 13.2, to be driven in harness 1, A. V. Harding, Car- diff; 2, J. Millward, Merthyr, "Forest Queen"; r., Chapman and Willmott, Cardiff. Best Goer in, harness (under 15 hands), pro- perty of tenant farmer: 1, T. Nicholas, Port Talbot, Terrington Daphne"; r., A. V. Harding, Cardiff. Mare or Gelding, exceeding 13.2, and not above 14.2, to be driven 1, T. Nicholas, Terrington Daphne"; 2, S. Batten, Cardiff, "Lady Cardigan"; r., W. Edwards, New- bridge. Mare or Gelding, exceeding 14.2, and not above 15.2, to be driven 1, Jabez Gough, Mountain Ash, "Royal Guest"; 2, D. Rich- ards, Pontypridd, "Llanover Reality" r., S. Cromwell Jones, Merthyr Tydtil, Queen For- tunate." Harness Mare or Gelding, the property of a tradesman or farmer 1, 0. Thomas, Wen- voe • 2, S. Batten, Cardiff, "Lady Cardigan"; r., T. K. Lukey, Mountain Ash, Darran Las Boy"; h.c., E. Evans, Pontyclun. Mare or Gelding of any height, driven 1, Jabez Gough, "Royal Guest" 2, D. Richards, "Llanover Reality"; 3, S. Cromwell Jones, "Queen Fortunate"; r., S. Batten, Cardiff, "Lady Cardigan." JUMPING. Best Jumper, 14.2 and upwards: 1, W. H. Fletcher, Pontypool; 2, A. Jones, Merthyr; 3, Percy Jones, Merthyr. Best Jumper, under 14.2: 1, A. Jones, Merthyr. Champion Class: 1. W. H. Fletcher, Pon- typool; 2, Percy Jones, Merthyr; 3, A. Jones, Merthyr. DAIRY PRODUCE. Lot of Cheese, not less than 281bs., exceed- ing four inches in thickness: 1, Mrs. Millard, Howe Mill; 2, Miss L. M. Board, Sheepleys; 3, Miss Lizzie Howells, Pantruthyn. Lot of Caerphilly Cheese, not less than 28 lbs., four inches and under in thickness: 1, j Mrs. Williams, Prisk; 2, Miss Watts, Ty; Draw; 3, Miss L. M. Board, Sheepleys; r., Mrs. W. C- Williams, Llandow. Lot of Fresh Butter not less than 31bs.: 1, Mrs. Thomas, Llansannor; 2, Mrs. Thomas, Llwynhelig; 3, Mrs. Williams, Llangan; r., Mrs. Watts, Sheepcourt. Collection of Dairy Produce, Butter and Cheese: 1. Miss Watts, Ty Draw; 2, Mns. Watts, Ty Uchaf; r., Miss M. Morgan, Peny- rheol. HONEY. Six lib. Sections of Comb Honey: 1, D. George,- Merthyrmawr; 2, T. George, Mer- thyrmawr. Six Bottles Extracted Honey, approximate weight lib. 1, R. Morgan, Cowbridge; 2, Mrs. Morgan, Cowbridge; r., J. Boyes, Car- diff. GARDEN PRODUCE. Open to the County. Collection of Vegetables: 1, R. K. Pri- chard, Bryntirion 2, John Deacon, Penyvai. Collection of Potatoes: 1, N. German, Llandough 2, J. Trew, Llanblethian; 3, H. Dav ies, Rhoose. 12 Round Potatoes: 1, N. German; 2, H. Davies; 3, H. Cook, Cowbridge. 12 Kidney Potatoes: 1, N. GM-man; 2, R. K. Prichard 3, W. J. Thomas, Crossways. Bunch of Leeks: 1, R. K. Flrichard; 2, N. German. Dish of Autumn Sown Onions: 1, D. Adams, Ton Brigam; 2, John Deacon, Peny- vai. Dish of Spring Sown Oaions: 1. R. K. Pwchard; 2, N. GeTman; 3, J. Deacon. Nine Parsnips: 1, 11. Cook, Cowbridge; 2, J. Dea-coiv. Six Sticks of Celery: 1, R. K. Frichard 2, J. Deacon. Peas 1, N. German 2, H. Davies, Rhoose.. Xina Parsnips: 1, J. Deacon; 2, W. James Thomas, Crossways. Dish of Kidney on French Beans: 1, H. Davies, Rhoose; 2, N. German. Carrots: 1, R. K. Prichard; 2, Evan [Matthews, Trehinghttl. Cucumbers: 1, J. Deacon; 2, D. Adams, Ton Brigam. 12 Tomatoes: 1, J. Deabon; 2, W. J. Thomas, Crossways. Marrows: 1, N. German; 2. J. Deacon. Beet: 1, H. Davies; 2, N. Germarr. Broad Beans: 1, H. Davies; 2, F. House, Cowbridge. 12 Shallots: 1, E. Matthews, Treiiinghill; 2, H. Davies, Rhooee. FLOWERS AND PLANTS. Collection of Dahlias: 1, D. AdaDis, Ton; Brigam; 2, N. German 3 Plants, assorted Begonias Tuberous: 2, H. Cook, Cowbridge. Geraniums (in bloom): 1, N. German; 2, H. Cook. Pot of Fern 1, H. Cook; 2. N. German. Cut Roses, H.P.'s or H.T.'s: 1, G. E. Morris, Llanblethian; 2, A. W. Morris, P'en- arth. Cut Roses, Teas or Noisettes: 1, A. W. Morris; 2, G. E. Morris. Cactus Dahlias: 1, D. Adams; 2, G. W- John, Bridgend. Asters: 1, H. Cook. Carnations or Picotees: 1, A. W. Morris; 2, N. German. Fansias or Violas: 1, J. Trott, St. Hilary, FRUIT. Grapes: 1, N. German; 2, Mrs. Owen, Ash Hall. Dessert Apples: 1, T. Watts, Llanmihan- gel; 2, W. Norton, Llanblethian. Gooseberries (red): 1, E. Matthews, Tre- hinghill; 2, N. German. Gooseberries (green): 1, D. Brown, Cow- bridge 2, E. Lanman, Sigginstone. Black Currants: 1, W. J. Thomas; 2, J. Trott, St. Hilary. Red Currants: 1, N. German; 2, J. Dea- con. Culinary Apples: 1, W. J. Thomas; 2, W. Norton, Llanblethian. COUNTY COUNCIL CLASSES. 21bs. of Fresh Butter, no salt added: 1, Miss Bessie Griffiths, Maindy; 2, Mrs. Thomas, Llwynhelig; 3, Mi^s G. Watts, Llan- mihangel; 4, Miss G. Llewellyn, Holly Bush; v.h.c., Miss L. AVilliams, Cottrell. 31bs. Fresh Butter, salt added 1, Mrs. Wattts, Sheep Court; 2, Mrs. Thomas, Llwyn- helig; 3, Mi&s B. Griffiths, Maindy. FLOYVER SHOW CLASSES. Plants (confined to Cottagers within 5 miles radius of Dow bridge).—Pot of Fern 2, J. Trott. Plant, any variety: 2, J. Trott. Cut Flowers.—Roses 1, J. Trott. Migno- nett 1, S. Willment; 2, J. Trott. Pansies: 1. J. Trott; 2, S. Willment. Pom Fon Dahlias: 1, S. Willment; 2, E. Reed. Sweet Peas: 1, D. Brown. Fruit.—Apples: 1, J. Trott; 2, D. Adams. Gooseberries: 1, D. Adams; 2, Mrs. W. Nor- ton. Red Currants: 1, D. Adams. Black Currants: 1, J. Trott; 2, D. Adams. Vegetables.—Collection of Vegttables: 1, D. Adams; 2, O. Thomas; 3, J. Trew. Kid- ney Potatoes: 1, S. Willment 2, O. Thomas. Round Potatoes: 1, O. Thomas; 2, D. Adams. Peas: 1, J. Trew; 2, 0. Thomas. Parsnips: 1, S. Willment; 2, 0. Thoma.s. Carrots: 1, E. Reed; 2, D. Adams. Tur- nips: 1, E.Reed; 2, S. Willment. Leeks: 1, D. Adams. Spring Sown Onions: 1, D. Adams; 2. 0. Thomas. Autumn Sown: Onions: 1, O. Thomas; 2, D. Adams. Vege- table Marrow: 1, E. Reed. Cucumbers: 1, D. Adams. SPECIAL PRIZES. Decorated Vase of Flowers (open to ladies residing within 3 miles of Cowbridge): 1, Misses N. and B. Morris; 2, Mrs. John; 3, Mrs. D. Brown. Sweet Peas: 1, L. Leyslion, Penyvai; 2, N. German; 3, Mrs. Tudor Owen. POULTRY AND PIGEONS. Modern Game 1, special, 2 and 3, T. W. Forey, Aberdare. Old1 English Spangle, Cock: 1 and special, Mason and Edwards, Nantymoel; 2, P. Pen- dry, Ferndale; 3, W. Harvey, Aberaman. Hen 1 and special, W. J. Attwell, Mountain Ash; 2, A. J. Attweil; 3, J. R. Morgan, Caerau. Old English A.O.C., Cock: 1, Tom Garner, Abbey Town; 2, J. E. Hawkins, Newport; 3, W. J. Attwell. Hen: 1, W. H. Lewis, Tre- orky; 2, P. P'endry; 3, E. W. Davies, Cow- bridge. Orpington, Cock: 1, A. Webb, LIanhar- ran; 2, Bremenda, Llandibie; 3, J. C. Phipps, Morton-in-Marsh. Indian Game: land special, T. H. Thomas, Cadoxton; 2 and 3, J. C. Phipps. Wyandotte, White Cock: 1, T. Morris, Nantymoel; 2 and' 3, D. George, Merthyr- mawr. Coucou de Maline, Cock: 1 and special: Major F. Herbert, Raglan; 2, Col. W. A. D. O'Malley, Cheltenham; 3, T. H. Borne Norton, Shaftesbury. Hen 1, L. E. Cornut, Clacton-on-Sea; 3, T. H. B. Norton. Plymouth Rock (Barred): 1 and 2, Griffith Morris, Bridgend 3, T. W. Hird, Caldicot. Orpington Rock or Dotte Chicken 1 and special: T. Parry; 2, A. Webb; 3, W. T. Hird. Any Variety Cock and Hen 1 and special, J. McCarthy, Fenlline; 2, special and 3, Tom James. O.E. Spangle, Cock: 1, Lewis and Davies, Mountain Ash; 2, W. Parr, Abertysswg; 3, W. Dobbs, Treharris. Hen 1, Lewis and Davies; 2, T. E. and W. H. Thornton, Hon- ley; 3, J. R. Morgan, Caerau. Old English A.O.C., Cock 1, special and 3, E. W. Davies, Cowbridge; 2, Geo. Lewis, Neath. Hen 1, 2, and 3, E. W. Davies. Rosecomb 1 and special, Inman and Elam, Bradford; 2, E. W. Davies; 3, Fred Picker- ing, Driffield.. A.O.V. 1, Pickering Bros.; 2, R. A. Briggs, Barnsley; 3, W. Dobbs. Local Boy's Class: 1, Percy Jones, Cow- bridge; 2 and 3, Edgar Goulden, Cowbridge; 4, Percy Jones. PIGEONS. Tumbler, L.F. Selft: 1, G. Harris and Lewis, Bridgend; 2, R. Pool, Bedford; 3, L. J. Abington, Bristol. Tumbler, L.F. A.O.C. 1 and 3, J. W. Hall; 2, W. T. Negus, Camborne. Magpie: 1, E. T. Houle, Cardiff; 2, A. Stephens, Cardiff; 3, J. Board, Merthyr- mawr. Ex-Flying Homer: 1, Geo. Butler, Goole; 2, Martin Cooke, Burnley; 3, A. J. Cleobury, Brosley. Working Homer, Cock: 1, Martin Cooke, Burnley 2 and 3, H. V. Prior. Hen 1 and special, Martin Cooke; 2, A. J. Cleobury; 3, Sutton and Son. Working Homer (bred 1909): 1, W. Vile, Nantymoel; 2, H. V. Prior; 3,. W. H. George. Any Other Variety: 1 and special, H. Allen. Birmincham; 2, E. Pitt Elliott, Maes- teg; 3, H. Whitley. A.V. Fancy Pigeon (Local): 1, Aubrey Mor- gan 2, Ralpi# Goulden; 3, Jack Oakley- Working Homer (Local): 1, 2, and 3, W. G. Lovett, Maindy.
WISE AND OTHERWISE. As I understand it, an X-ray will go straight through a man's head. There is nothing quite so penetrating, is there?" "Oh, I don't know. Did you ever hear my daughter sing? Mrs. Newlywed: "It's just brutal of you to call it this stuff.' You said you'd be glad if I baked my own bread, and-" Mr. Newlywed: "Yes. but I didn't say I wanted you to bake mine." I hear that Jones's four daughters are married." Is that so? I suppose he's glad he'a got them off his hands?" "Not exactly. He now has to keep the four husbands on their feet." Firet Straphanger (in a whisper): "Why did you give that woman your &pat? She isn't bundle laden, tired, or pretty, or even polite." Second Straphanger: "Well—er—you see she is my wife." Mrs. Biggs: "My husband seems to be lost in thought about half the time." Mrs. Diggs: "I suppose his ideas are so far apart that he can't help getting lost on the way from the one to the othftr." A cavalry sergeant was out 01 patience with an awkward recruit. Never approach the horses from behind without speaking," he ex- claimed. If you do, they'll kick that thick head of yours, and the end of it will be that we shall have nothing but lame horses in the squadron." "Ma," said the little boy, rushing into the kitchen. Mrs. Prune next door wants to borrow your flatirons. Says she wants to throw them at a cat." "The nerve of it!" replied his mother. "But that ain't the worst of it, ma." "What else?" "It is our cat that she wants to throw them at." Mr. Neverpay (at the tailor's): But look here, Mr. Snip. you really ought to take a little discount off this account." The Tailor: "I shall be pleased to meet m'sieur in any way; but why should I do so?" Mr. Neverpay: Well. you see; supposing I didn't happen to pay you, you wouldn't be so much out of Docket." Mr. Nicefello: I am told that' Miss Bullion never wears the same dress twice." Miss de Pink (rival belle): Yes, that is true; and I understand that^she has a different set of teeth for every day in the week." But, my dear fellow," said the argumenta- tive man, I tell you it's impossible for the moon to be inhabited. When it is full it is all rigfrt, but when it wanes down to a little crescent, wherever would all the people go to?" Why were you talking sojconfidentially with old Skinphlint?^' "I'm his nephew." "What! The nephew of that old pawnbroker?" "Yon know him, eh? Then I might as well tell you that I'm not exactly his nephew—he's my uncle."
SHORT STORY. HEATHCOTE THE TROOPER. It was as dull a pi ice as Indi-an up-country stations usually are, but it didn't teem 10 to Dorothy Aubrey, as she st^od in the pretty drawing. room she hadn't seen for months. "It looks tiny after those big rooms at you- mother's, Dorothy," said her husband, smiling at her pleasure. "Never mind—it's home," said Dorothy, with full eyes, and went up to her tall husband, lifting her pretty face to be kissed. She hadn't expected tc be so glad. She had made "a good match," coming herself from genteel poverty, and tove had grown in her heart almost unrecognised, while her husband, with some soreness at heart, but generously, left her at home while he rejoined his regiment. "I'm going to be happier," thought Dorothy that night, the last thing, "and to make Guy happier— I'm not going to worry about that affair as I did when I married. It's forgotten;. tLert is no need for him to know." So she cantered out for the morning ride next day with a light heart. Her husband was with her, and coming home she was to drop him at the barracks. As they rode to the gate Captain Aubrey called to a soldier lounging near, Hf-athcote and the man came forward, lifting his hand to his cap and his eyes to the young lady on horseback. There was fomething striking about him, though be had a lowering face-at èmy rate, Dorothy's eyes widened and her lips parted; she must have made some sound, too, for her husband turned to her as he dis- mounted, and then he noticed how pale she was. "What'&the matter, Dorothy?"he said, giving his bri ile to Heathcote, who stood looking down. "The heat too much for you ? "No," said Dorothv, rather faintly. "I"m: quite weB. Good-bye—I'll get home." At home she walked up and down her room, wringing her hands and shuddering, and wiispering with whi e lips: "0 God what shall I do? "Who's that man, Guy she said at tiffin-she was quiet and composed then. "The worst man in the regiment," said Captain Aubrey conci.s :.y, "though I fancy he has been something better." •iiub why is he kept, then ? Is he in your troop ? "Worse luck—yes. We can't turn out all the rapscallions; they may light well." It was that same night that, coming into the compound from a stroil with his cigar, Captain Auurey saw his youn« wife going quickly towards the bungalow. But it wasn't her steps he heard— someone was going up the road. He was neither suspicious nor jealous, and he thought nothing of the circumstance then. But after a- few weeks things did not eeem going as happily as he had anticipated. Dorothy wasn't herself—did she, after all, pine for horned And why did she want so much money there was nothing to spend it on here. "Never mind," said Dorothy, laughing rather con- strainedly, "you can afford it. Don't be precise,Guy." "Oh, you shall have it. Let me see—anyone to dinner to-nicht ? "Yes," said Dorothy, suppressing a sigh. She had all the dav before her, and she did a thing her husband did not like-went a long ride unattended. At a lonely part of the road she pulled un and looked about her, then uttered a sort of call, very low. Instantly a man in soldier's uniform stepped fro T) behind a broken wall. The girl bent down and held out her hand. "Here's the menev," she said. "Why, for God's sake, don't you go?" "I will whfn I've got enough from that rich husband of yours. It's a go<'d fortune that sent me out here," the man Shid, taking the money. "A horrible fate, rather," said Dorothy, shudder- ing. "How much must you have before jou'll go awav and be as dead to i> e?" "I don't know. Poor little girl! you're quite in a state! I won't hurt him." "You daien't!" she said with flashing eyes. "I've only to sav a word; you a in my power,,after all." "Ami?" he -d. "Or you i ? Doycu think I don't see you lov him? And you lied to liiu:—he ought to have known. Will he forgive ) úu when he does ? She sat drooping and trembling, then rallied. "Wetl, I'll do what I can." she said, "if only you never come near me again." "Meet me this dav week, Dorothy—where ?" "Here," said Dorothy. Then- she rode homewards sharply. She came to her husband again and again for money—the eternal drag on her forced her to brave his vexation and 1 erplexity. He heard rumours, too, about her-vagup gessip, spreading, as it does, in these lifeless place?, where there is nothing to do—and he could not help connecting this smothered scandal with Dorothv's extraordinary demands. Of course, he knew it takes nothing to be the talk of a small station, but if he hinted at it to Dorothy she Hushed and got, angry, which was an unusual way for her to take such thint s. One day the whole station was excited by a row at the barracks. Heathcote seemed at the bottom of it, and had made a savage attack on another trooper. Captain Aubrey, assisted by a sergeant, had forced the men apart, and Hsathcote was sent to the guard-room. Dorothy heard the story while she was making a. call, and her way of receiving it. her suppressed excitement and terror, gave plenty of food for censorious conjecture. Who was sho interested in—her husband, or that good-looking Heathcote, who was said to have come down ? She had certainly been out of spirits lately; it was a great mistake, leaving her so long in England; and 10 01\. "You'll take care of yourself, Guy," Dorothy aaid, anxiously, when Heathcote's term of punish- ment was over; "he might revenge himself." "Not likely, dearest—discipline comes in "Not with him," said Dorothy, quickly, and went scailpt h. hu and' surprised look. "Whui d. you kn w bOi.u hi ?" he said, for he had heard hints he diedamed to mtice. Dorothy said sharply: "You believe all the gossip you hear," and left the room with a fling. "What the d 1 does it mean?" said Aubrey, dumbfounded. "I wouldn't doubt her for whole worlds, but there are many entanglements short of dishonour. Something is wrong." He noticed Dorothy kept very much with him, as if she thought he needed some sort of guarding; nhe was nervous, and seemed more than once on the point of making some appeal. This went on for a day or two; then one evening when going for his usual stroll, Dorothy was detained in joining him. She begged him to wait. "Nonsense, child—I'll co. and you can come directly," said Aubrey. "What's going to happen ? Dorothy in a fever hurried through what sho had to do, and then ran out through the compound. Just as she shut the gate behind her a man passed by stealthily, under cover of the daikness, to where Aubrey's tall figure slowly paced. Before Dorothy could even cry out the man had lifted himself and sprung on h!'r husband—she could see the flash of a knife. Taken by surprise, Aubrev had scarcely time to snatch at his revolver. Dorothy rushed forward and caught the murderer's uplifted arm. Aubrey made to seize his assailant, but the girl threw herself before him. "Let him go," she said. hcarsely. "I've saved your life—let him go! Arthur—to! "It's Heathcote!" exclaimed Aubrey. "Stand aside, Dorothy—you hamper me But the man had obeyed her, slipped from her hold and vanished in the darkness. Dorothy, with- out word or cry, swayed forward into bar husband's arms. The station rang with the Ftory of the attack. Heathcote had disappeared—Heathcote, who had something to do with Dorothy Aubrey. Dorothy's husband, not knowing what to think, striving to keep his absrlute faith in his wife and the woman who had saved his life, carried her home and tended her with tho utmost care, and when she had recovered said gravely: ''Now, Dorothy, you owe me an explanation. I have known for some time fomething was wrong. I could n6t bring myself to doubt i ou." "Don't doubt me now?" said the girl, throwing hert-elf at his teet. "I have done no wrong save by silence." Aubrey lifted her gently, and she, cling- ing to his hand, went on: "I knew Heathcote directly—not my lover, as perhaps you feared, but my brother—the brother we always maintained was dead. We did not know where Ife was—only that he had enlisted." "What had he done that his identity was hidden ? "A crkne." said Dorothy, hardly audibly—"a murder. Suspicion had rested on him, but he escaped, "od no trace of him could be found. He knew when he saw me here that I should be in terror lest you knew the truth; -he dragged all that money from me; and I was torn with doubt as to what 1 ought to do. I was in deadlv^fear for you— you see I was right; but if I had told you I could not—well, you might have given him up—and "Hardly—my own brother-in-law," said Aubrey, witli some bitterness. "I ought to have known this in tin- first instance." "I was always miserable that I hadn't told you." "Why not tell me when you recogj^ed him here t Vr'hy let yrurself be talked of and uKe Wie danger you feared ? I was on the point of demanding an explanation. I could not account for your want of monev, nrr for the rumours about you and this man." "I tried your faith, I know," she whispered, "but what I feared the most was lest you blamed me for my silence—1 couldn't bear that! Aubrey knelt by her and gathered her in his arms. "My darling, I can forgive all and everything for sue h words as those," he said, and Dorothy clung to him pas.<i<nately. The scandal died out-Jf Captain Aubrey knew all about it, things must be right. The man called Heathcote was never heard of—probably it made a difference that his brother-in-law had to be dealt with. The murderer died to the world. [Tua ENIA/J
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BLAENGARW. Nebo.—Last Sunday evening Nebo Choral Society commenced rehearsing the book, "The Crusader." The choristers present numbered about 150. Convalescence.—Mr. H. Sparks, under manager at the International Colliery, who has been confined at home through illness, is now convalescent. The Glengarw Lodge, formerly known as Nanthir, has for many years been associated with the We&t-ern District; hut for some time past it has been felt that it would be expedi- ent for the lodge to return to the Garw dis- trict. At a recent general meeting it was decided to test the feeling of the men. A ballot was taken on Monday, and the result made known at a geneial meeting on Tues- day afternoon. The result was as follows: I For joining the Garw 133 Against 13 Majority for 120
LLANTWIT MAJOR Boys' Brigade Camp.—The Cardiff, Ponty- pridd, and district detachments and advance party for camp arrived at Llantwit Major on Tuesday. The weather was wretched, but in spite of the unfavourable conditions, tents were erected. The party number about 20. The camp is fixed on the middle fields near the railway station. A good supply of water has been laid on from the public mains, and the main body of the brigade, numbering 250, will arrive to-day (Friday), and will remain in oamp until Saturday week. A church parade will be held on Sunday. Royalty in Passing.—During the afternoon of Sunday H.R.H. Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll and the Duke of Argyll, accompanied by Airs. Williams and Mr. Rhys WUliams, of Miskin Manor, with a party of visitors passed' through Llantwit on their way to St. Donats Castle. There the Royal and distinguished1 guests were received' by Mr. and Mrs. Mor- gan S. Williams, Mr. Godfrey Williams, the Hon. Mrs. Godfrey Williams, the Misses Wil- liams, and other members of the family. The weather was bright and cheerful, though windy, and the route across the Vale looked at its best and almost spring-like in its bril- liance. This is not the first visit of royalty to the neighbourhood dining recent years. Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein and her daughter Princess Victoria passed through Llantwit to St. Donats a few years ago. Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll spent several days at the. Castle last Septem- ber, and expressed great admiration for the scenery and surroundings. It is not too sanguine a hope perhaps that at a future time the ancient Church of St. IIltyd, with its celebrated fifth century crosses, its wonderful Jesse Niche, and other memorials which make the place renowned and interesting, may be singled out as a worthy halting place for royal visitors on their way to or from the Castle, where Mr. and Mrs. Morgan S. Williams lavish their proverbial hospitality. British Royalty may be sure of a patriotic and on- thusiastic welcome in old Llanilltyd Fawr!
PENLLYNE. Flower Servipe.—The ancient shrine of Llanfrynaeh, recently put in repair by the generosity of Colonel Homfray, of Fenllyn Castle, was again the scene of a most impres- sive service last Sunday afternoon. The oc- casion was the repetition of a beautiful flower service, which, by the desire of the parish- ioners of Penllyn, took place at their mother church—the God's acre of their parish. The many traditions which encircle this church, among which, rightly or wrongly. St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is a noted figure, naturally bring together large congregations whenever divine service is held. It was, therefore, no matter of surprise to find, des- pite the weather and the distance, this an- cient and' somewhat spacious church crowded to the doors by a congregation of all denomi- nations awaiting the service in a huthed still- ness befitting the place. Small books had been issued containing the hymns and order of service, and these largely contributed to the general' heartiness of the proceedings. By the request of the Vicar, a short interval was spent in private prayer, and then all joined in presenting their thanksgiving for the beauties of nature in which the district so largely abounds. The special hymns were feelingly sung, and the Magnificat, with an- tiphon and interludes was a prominent fea- ture. The Vicar occupied the pulpit, tak- ing for his text, St. John xx., 15, Supposing Him to be the Gardener." After the sermon a hymn was sung, and a collection made in aid of the choir fund of Pemilyn Church, dur- ing which the children proceeded to the altar table to present their floral offerings. These were received by the vicar and duly presen- ted.
COWBRIDGE. Probationers' Scholarships.—Miss Verly Brown and Miss Jessie Russell have been suc- cessful in securing County Council proba- tioner scholarships tenable at the Cowbridge Intermediate School. Congregational Association.—Councillor F. Willia.ms, Cowbridge, took a leading part in the meetings of the Welsh Congregational As- sociation at Ponrtardulais last week, and had the honour of presiding over the missionary meeting—one of the most important of the series. ——
NICE DISHES. SAVOURY CUSTARD FOR FISH.—Mix two level tablespoonfuk of flour, a tcafpoonful of curry powder, the same of chopped parsley, and a saitspoonful of anchovy essence to a smooth batter; add two well-beaten eggs and half a. pint of inilk boat-en toirother. Dissolve an ounce of butter and pour into the mixture. Spread over the fu-h, and bake in a moderate oven. LAMB CUTLETS WITH MUSHROOM SAUTE.—Grill the cutlets, then fry some croutons of bread and arrange a cutlet on each crouton, and garnish with a spoonful of mushroom saute between each cutlet. To make this saute peel some mushrooms, rub them through a sieve, then place in a pan with a little milk, pepper, salt, &c., and simmer gently till cooked. Mix a tea- spoonful of flour with two tablespoonfuls of cream, and stir this into the mufihroom mixture, lastly adding two ounces of butter. APRICOT TART.—Make a syrup with a quarter of a pound of castor sugar and a ghass of water and a flavouring of citron and powdered vanilla. Allow this syrup to cool slightly, and then pour on three eggs (beaten vigorously), and stir steadily to prevent curdling. Beat this for ten minutes, then work in smoothly three table- spoonfuls of flour. Bake this mixture in a deep well-buttered piedish lined with breadcrumbs. When it is quite cool cover with apricots flavoured with a win?glassful of kirsch. CHOCOLATE CREME.—Boil a pint of milk with two ounces of grated chocolate and three ounces of castor sugar. Beat the yolks of three eggs, and add slowly to the chocolate and milk, stir- ring steadily in one direction. When this is smoothly mixed fill some custard cups with it, and place them in a large flat saucepan, which must bo filled with boiling water reaching to within an inch of the cups. Continue boiling for a quarter of an hour in order to allow the mix- turd to thicken. BREAD-AXD-BUTTER PUBDING.—Grease a pud- ding basin, and ornament the bottom with halves of stoned raisins. Break up small the piece of bread you want to use. put a layer in the basin, and on it some little bits of butter, a dusting of sugar, and some more raisins. Con- tinue this way till the basin is full. Then take eome milk, aflowin-g two beaten eggs to a pint, and pour slowly over the bread, kc. and as the bread soaks add more of the milk. Let all stand for an hour, then cover with greased paper, tie over with a cloth, and steam for an hour. Turn out and serve with any sweet sauce. CARAMEL PUDDING AND STRAWBERRY BEIG- yETS.—Boil four ounces of loaf sugar in a gill of water until the syrup turns a light brown. Pour into a pint border mould, coating the inside thoroughly while the syrup is boiling. Let the mould cool. Beat up two eggs and yolks of two others. Put half a pint of milk on to boil. When slightly cooled, pour it very slowly by degrees into the eggs, add two -ounces of castor sugar, half a gill of cream, and a few drops of vanilla essence. Steam very gently for an hour, letting the water come half-way up the mould. In the meantime remove the stalks from half a pound of strawberries. Make a batter of a spoonful of salad oil, a spoonful of white wiae, grated lemon-peel, and the remaining two whites of eggs. Beat it until the barter is siiitweatly thick to drop from the spoon. Have ready some boiling lard, dip the strawberries in the b^ter one by on«, and drop them into the fat. • Erora them and strew them "witA sugar. Turn out the custard when ready, fill the centre with tha strawberries, and serve hot.
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PORTHCAWL. Look Out for Porthcawl Lifeboat Carnival, Saturday, August 7th, 1909. Numeral prizes for fanoy costumes, etc. For furthe* particulars see large bills. SeoretarYJ Wyndham T. B. Comley, John-street. Pbrtfc- cawl. At Home.-On Friday afternoon, thØ Fraujein Brill gave a musical "at home" parents and friends of their pupils.' A larg* marquee had been erected on the lawn, arX* was tastefully decorated for the occasion- The. concert was opened by a quartette, Figaro's "Hochzeit," played by the Misse* Powell, Davies, Aloorsom, and Dutton. whid* received much applause. The programme in- cluded several pianoforte solos, recitation^ German and English songs, a charming can- tata, entitled', Children visiting Fairies"; a little play, "Red Pi-iding Hood, and a German play called Eigensinn" (Ob- stinacy). The young players did a: re at credit to themselves, to Fra-ulein Brill and to Frau- lein Haase, who had coached them in thei £ various parts. Afternoon tea was served during an interval, and at the conclusion of the musical programme, Miss R. Llewellin, of Clevis, was called upon to distribute thO prizes awarded for the year's work. 3Iis^ Llewellin disclaimed any intention of speech- making, but addressed a few words of kindly advice to the girls before proceeding to her allotted task. The prize-winners were follows:—Margery Dutton (Form 1); Mo Hie Phillies (Form 2); Enid Powell (Form 3); Elsie Porrett (Form 4); Enid Powell (kinder- igarten class), won prizes for diligence. Two prizes for languages were awarded to Editfe Moorsom and Violet Knight.
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MAESTEG. Cut down your out-goings and save your jUt- comings by wearing Dunns' Boots, 142 Com- mercial-street, Maesteg. Receiving Order.—A receiving order iIJ bankruptcy has been made in the matter of Herman Svenson. 73 Tonna-road, Caerau, colliery repairer, formerly greengrocer. Musical Successes.—-At the recent local ex- amination held at Swansea, the following pupils were successful in pianoforte playing: Primary, first class, Miss Myfanwv Rees, daughter of Mr. B. Rees, Homfray-etreet, Nantyffyllon David L. Thomas, son of Mr. John Thomas, overman of Caerau Colliery; Miss Daisy Jones, daughter of Mr. B. Jones, Victoria-street, Caerau elementary. Miss Blodwen Morgan, daughter of Mr. T. Morgan, undermanager of Caerau Colliery. The above are the pupils of Miss Alice M."Thomas*. Afan Villa, Caerau.
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LISWORNEY.. National Pageaut.-By the generosity of the lady of the Manor, supplemented by Mrs. Franklen, Clemen stone, the elder scholars and teachers of the Lisworney C.E. School were enabled to visit the National Pageant at Cardiff on July 21st. At the request of Mrs. Franklen, the railway authorities kindly al- lowed the special train to stop at Llandow to entrain the children of Llandow, Cohvinston, a.nd Lisworney Schools. Arriving at Cardiff the scholars joined the procession to Sophia Gardens, availed themselves of the exceIJønt. position secured for them on the grandstand, and greatly enjoyed the spectacle, especially the part where Fluellen makes his detractor "eat the leek." Before returning the child- ren partook of a substantial tea, and all landed safe at Llandow, highly delighted and very much instructed1 by the day's outing.
BRYNMENIN. School Anniversary.—The anniversary ser- vices of the Sunday School of the Congre- gational Church were held on Sunday. The pastor (Rev. Eynon Lewis) preached in the morning. An excellent programme was gone* through by the children at the afternooi* meeting, at which Rev. G. B. Williams, Cow- bi idge, and the pastor delivered interesting addresses. The latter also officiated in tho evening.
BRYNCETHIN. Visit of Nodd'fa Ladies' Choir.-The annual tea and concert in connection with the Naz- areth Baptist Church were held on Monday int very pleasant weather, when many enjoyed the splendid tea and concert prepared for them. The Noddfa Ladies' Choir. Ponty- cymmer (40 strong), under the veteran con- ductor, Mr. John Phillips (Cerddor Ffrwd- wyllt), supplied the programme for the con- cert, with the exception of a few items. The singing of the choir was a special feature, the choruses being finely rendered. Miss Maggio Hughes, the choir's pianist, ably presided at the piano. Rev. R. John, Tondu, made art- ideal chairman. Programme —Song, Miss S. A. Davies; recitation, Miss Mav Jones; song, Mr. W. T. Hengoed; glee. Ladies' Choir; duet, Miss Annie Rees and Mr E. W Davies; recitation, Mr. J. J. Cobley; song, Miss Sarah Thomas (encored); glee. Ladies* Choir; recitation, Miss May Jones; eong, Mrs. Ruth Griffiths; song, Mr E. W. Davies.- song, Miss Annie Rees (encored); duet, Mr. and Mrs. Davies (encored); glee, Ladies Choir (encored); finale, Mr. W. T. Hengoed.
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PONTYCYMMER. Music Successes.—In connection with the examination of the London College of Musia held at Bridgend in July Misses Agnes Phil- hps, Oxford-street, and Blanche S. Isaac, New-street, Pantygog, passed in pianoforte playing in the elementary division. Ministerial.—The pulpit at the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Sunday was occupied by Mr. G. W. Hough, who succeeds Mr. H Iracey in the oversight of the Primitive Methodist Churches here and -at Ogmore Vale. Mr. Hough hails from the Forest of Dean. The congregation at Pontycymmer are arranging to make a presentation to Mr Iracey. Sunday School Outing.-On "Wednesdav 'afternoon the Tabernacle and Bethel Sunday- Schools held their annual tea and demonstra- tion in ideal weather. Wednesday afternoon, being early closing at the shops, a number of tradespeople joined' m the festival. Tho- schools marched through the principal streets singing suitable marching selections. After! the parade tea was partaken at the vestries and subsequently games were indulged in oft the mountain side.
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