Final Sale. Announcement. In the matter of VALUE this Sale is the limit. Opportunity is the ruling spirit during the re- maining days of our Sale. Everything you see here is an opportunity-an opportunity to get a good thing at a lower price than you can get it elsewhere. Moreover, the range of good things at this Bar- gain Sale is wonderful, and no less wonderful is their quality. Saturday,, August 14th is the' last day of Sale. C. STUCHBERY, EMLYN HOUSE, BRIDGEND V The Shop that aids Economists." d
.»Despite the chilly entry of August, tafter a remarkably cold' July, the holidays -were favoured with fairly fine weather. Though Monday's temperature ruled abnor- mally low, the threatening rain held off, emd- trippers, while not cheered by prolonged sunshine, were able to keep a dry skin. In this respect Glamorgan wa& specially fav- oured, for reports from other parts of the country mention high winds and frequent showers, with the thermometer down to 62. There was a dearth of amusements In the dis- trict for Bank Holiday, it being apparently the general opinion that the seaside has prior <daim on the public, most of whom quit their native heath on this day. The flower shows tat Southerndown and Coychurch, and the athletic sports at Fontycl-un, were the only attempts at providing special attractions in -the Vale of Glamorgan; Bridgend and Porth- cawl made no efforts at sports .or shows; while the principal events in the mining dis- tricts were Sunday School demonstrations in the Iilynfi and Garw Valleys. On Tuesday and Wednesday the mining fraternity were favoured with improved—and self-respecting -weather, August making a bold bid to live up to its reputation. There were again few events of any importance in the district, the chief being Llanharran flower show on Tues- day, and Bridgend flower show and Nanty- moel carnival on: Wednesday, and most holi- day-makers journeyed to the seaside or to Cardiff. The holidays have, unfortunately, been marred by two bathing fatalities at Porth- eawl, and one at Aberavon. On Monday a Blaengarw boy got out of his depth on the east side of Sandy Bay, and: was swept away by the strong current which sweeps round the TMint. At the same spot on Wednesday a Territorial and a companion from Old Tre- degar got into difficulties. The Territorial ..managed to reach the shore, but, though brought to land, the civilian shortly after- tards expired. These sad fatalities are fur- ther warning to bathers at Porthcawl to be careful where they enter the water, and not to go 'beyond their depth unless they are strong swimmers. While Sandy Bay is gen- erally considered safe, the point at which these accidents occurred'—near the Black Rock.&is well1 known to those familiar with porthcawl to be dangerous. A current runs .round the point, which is so strong at certain ipoints of the tide that it is impossible for any "but the strongest swimmers to make headway .against it. Both accidents occurred at low -water at points which are never exposed, and it can be well imagined that holes exist in -the sand which shift .from time to time. The ..question arises whether the District Council should not take further precautions to protect the lives of bathers in. Sandy Bay. Further (notice boards might be erected in conspicu- ous places and bearing bold letters. It -would not be a serious expenditure to keep a -jiiaii in the locality, during the season to "warn bathers who get into this dangerous part, the man to be equipped with a life- saving line. Judged, from the lowest stand- point expense,, though the matter far transcends the mere commercial spirit, it would! pay ihe< Council to do what they rea- sonably can to prevent these sad mishaps, for they seriously detract from the popularity of a watering-place. At the Rest Bay we aTe glad to know the Territorials are following 'the example of the old Volunteer authorities in keeping a boatman to safeguard the lives of bathers. Our eoluffiiZis show, were it not otherwise tnown, that the past week has been what (may be termed "flower show week," exhibi- tions being heW at Bridgend, Llanharran, Southerndown, Coychurch, and Talygarn. These displays of garden produce, are as popu- lar as ever, and .though from one or two ex- hibitions slightly smaller attendances are re- ported, this is not dneto a waning interest in these, pleasant little events. The National Pageant, though not attracting the large numbers expected, has undoubtedly told) against attendances at flower shows, 'a6 it has against sJl other out-door attractions during the past fortnight. The horticultural fchow -is likely to last while man takes an interest an growing his own garden produce for the table and1 delights in the art of floriculture, (and in spite of the increase of town, dwellers, man's natural occupation of tilling the soil Still asserts itself. While the cry of Back to the land" as a livelihood has had little effect, men still find themselves drawn "to the land" for a useful and profitable hobby. We ,are glad to notice a response to our appeal on more than one occasion for flower shows in1 the -mining districts. This response is made in the GaTw Valley, where a show will be held' shortly, and! we hope it will be sufficiently a success to warrant its repetition ann ually, and to encourage ether mining districts to follow the example,. The effect of flower ebmvs in the valleys can be fraught with nothing but good if they encourage the mining fraternity to take an interest in gardening. True, the possibilities of the collier in this direction .are limited, for garden patches are necessar- ily curtailed in densely packed industrial valleys, but horticulture can be carried on by most cottagers on a small scale, and even a flat does not prohibit flowers in pots and win- dow boxes. We believe life in the valleys might be made more beautiful and' attractive by a more general love of gardening, and the occupation should be congenial to those whose work takes them underground out of the sun- shine and pure air. The licensed victuallers of Bridgend built up such an excellent reputation as managers of athletic sports that it is regrettable to find them meeting with two failures this year— both through lack of good judgment on mat- ters of primary importance. The annual sports, convened for Easter Monday, were prematurely postponed early in the morning owing to a heavy downpour of rain, but later in the day the weather cleared and the sports could have been held with little inconveni- ence. Through this unnecessary postpone- ment, the attendance suffered considerably, and a loss was shown. In order to try to make up the deficit, it was resolved to hold further sports, and again the committee blun- dered, this time in selecting the day-last Saturday. The experience of the Football1 Club in running sports on a Saturday ought to have been sufficient warning not to select this day of the week, which is never popular for sports or entertainments of any kind' in Bridgend. The majority of people in the town are engaged at their various businesses on Saturdays, and it is hopeless to expect a large attendance without substantial support from townspeople. Another mistake was to select a week immediately preceding a Bank Holiday. The "man in the street" is then sav- ing himself to make his "plunge" during the holidays, and the best of sports will only entice the enthusiasts. In another form of enter- tainment, the English Congregational Church discovered this fact just before Easter, and the promoters of the Pageant must have come to realise the axiom by last Saturday night. Had the sports been held on Bank Holiday, there might have been fewer competitors, but the "gate" would have been tenfold. L-
FLUNG THROUGH A MOTOR-CAR GLASS SCREEN. A youth named William Pritchard, of Neath-road, Maesteg, met with a serious accident while cycling from Porthcawl on Tuesday evening. He was turning into the main road from Cardiff to Swansea, at the foot of Red Hill, when he collided with a motor-car proceeding in the direction of Swansea. The collision was of much force, and the youth was flung through the glass screen into the motor-car. The driver of the car took him to the Bridgend Cottage Hos- pital, suffering severe injuries, including a cut 2-Jin. long under the right eye and other facial damage, and cuts on the wrist and fingers. Dr. Low, who attended' him, put two stitches into the faoe, one in the wrist, and one in the finger. The youth attends Port Talbot County School.
.£153,000 MORTGAGE. A GLAMORGAN ACTION. Before Mir. Justice Neville in the Chancery Division on July 29th, a motion was heard in which Mrs. Branfill asked, for the removal of the two trustees of the estate of the late Mr. Capel Myers, of Glamorgan. The trustees were Mr. Anthony A. Myers (a son), and Mr. Arthur Thomas Williams, who, it was said, were desirous of transferring a mortgage of JE153,000 on a certain share in the mineral rights of the estate from the University Life Assurance Company to Sir Griffith Thomas. The beneficiaries said the proposed transfer was not really for their benefit, but alleged the trustees desired it for ulterior motives. These allegations were emphatically denied. Mutual undertakings were given pending the trial of the action,
BRIDGEND ATHLETIC SPORTS Athletic sports under the auspices of the Bridgend Licensed Victuallers were held in the Brewery Field on Saturday. Hitherto, the licensed victuallers have usually confined themselves to holding sports on Bank Holidays, and the object of this gathering was to wipe out a deficit on the Easter Sports. The attendance was much below the average, and far from en- couraging, this being probably due, in part, to the holding of the event on a Saturday, especially a Saturday immediately preceding a Bank Holiday, and partly to the unfavour- able weather outlook in the morning. For- tunately the weather cleared up by mid-day, and the sports were held in fine, though for July, remarkably cold weather. An interest- ing programme had been prepared, consisting of a 12U Yards Flat Race, a 13 Miles Mara- thon Race, a One Mile Bicycle Handicap, and Trotting and Galloway Events. Consider- able interest was evinced in the Marathon race, which was a new feature at Bridgend sports, and many people lined the streets in the town to witness the competitors' depar- ture and arrival at Bridgend. The race commenced with two laps round the course, the competitors then proceeding to Ewenny, Southerndown, and St. Bride's, returning to Bridgend, and finishing with eight laps of the course. Thirteen started, and most of them kept up the greater part of the distance, but only six completed the race. T. Flynn, of Abertridwr, led well ahead of the others on the return through the town. and finished, apparently quite fresh, half a lap ahead of W. Swan, of Tonyrefail, the winner of the Porth- cawl Marathon, who beat the third man, Joe Sullivan, of YMysddu, by a lap. E. J. Best, of Merthyr, and B. D. Christmas, of Llan- debie. were fourth and fifth, running Sulli- van pretty close. The proceedings were en- livened by selections of music by the Tondu Coronation Silver Band. Mr. W. E. Pur- field made an indefatigable secretary, and the other officials were: Judges. Messrs. Ed- win Price, A. D. Llewellyn, ex-Supt. Jen- nings, Sergt.-Majors Barrett and King: clerks of the course, Messrs. A. Ridout and C. White; chairman of committee, Mr. Mor- gan Stradling; treasurer, Ma*. W. R. Evans; and handicapper, Mr. Ted Lewis, Pontypridd. Details: — 120 Yards Flat.—Heat winners: Walter Bartlett. 10 yards start; W. E. Hill, Aber- kenfig, 12t yards; F. J. Manning, Bridgend, 13 yards; A. Hosking. Cardiff, 14 yards. Final: 1, Hosking; 2, Bartlett; 3, F. J. Manning. Hill slipped and fell at the pistol shot, and the Cardiff man took the lead, Hos- king winning by a yard. The Bridgend man was two yards behind Bartlett. One Mile Bicycle.—Heat winners: John Hale, Bontyrhil, 170 yards start; W. Grif- fiths, Maesteg, 70 yards; J. Godden. Bridg- water, 80 yards; F. Barker, Taunton, 60t yards; T. Wood, Bryncethin, 130 yards; O. H. Davies, Pontyclun, 140 yards; W. Llew- ellyn, St. Mary Hill, 110 yards. Final: 1. Barker 2, Hale; 3, Godden. The St. Mary Hill man fell at the first lap, and was out of the running. Hale held his advantage until the last lap, when Barker, coming up with plenty left, passed him and won by 10 yards. A greater distance divided second and third- 13 Miles Marathon: 1, T. Flynn, Aber- tridwr; 2, W. Swan, Tonyrefail; 3, J. SuMi- van, Ynysddu; 4, E. J. Best, Merthyr; 5, B. D. Christmas, Liandebie. Flynn won by half a lap as stated. It Miles Trotting Handicap.-First heat: 1, T. Jones's (Colwimtone) Ginger Jack," owes 30 yards; 2, T. W. Jones's (Cefn) Laura." 400 yards. Also ran A. M. Mor- gan's (Gilfach) "Cockney Dick," 300 yards. "Ginger Jack" overtook the limit horse in three and a half laps, and won anyhow. Second heat: 1, T. Williams's (Llangeinor^ "Brandy," 300 yards; 2, T. Owen's (Biaeai>- garw) Tommy Grey," 100 yards; also raTi, R. T. Jenkins's (Llangvnwyd) "Bess," 350 yards; and Henry Thomas's (Coity) "Blind Tommy," 400 yards. Brandy" quickly took the lead, and was never overtaken., Tommy Grey" passing the other big starters- at the half distance. Final 1. Ginger Jack"; 2, Brandy." A fine race. Gin- ger Jack," well maintaining his fast swinging pace. gradually reduced his big handicap, and led in the last half lap. "Tommy Grey" beat the Cefn mare by a length and a half It Miles Galloway, for horses 14.2 and tinder.-First heat: 1, John Jenkins's (Pem- coed) "Nancy," scratch; 2, L. Brain's (Troed- yrhiw) Wedding Day," scratch also ran, J., Howard's (Bridgend) "Queen," 300 yards.. Nancy" threw her jockey at the sharp turn- ing, losing half a lap, but gradually gained lost ground. "Wedding Day" beat the- Bridgend pony on the post. Second heat: 1, J. Chatterton's (Pencoed) "Bob." 150 yards; 2, C. F. Davies's (Pencoed) "Lady Maud." scratch; also ran, Evan (Blaekmill) Little Blandy," scratch. "Bob" lost very little of his advantage. A fine neck and neck race took place between the scratch! horses for four rounds, when "Lady Madid" took the lead and beat the BIackmill hunts- man's horse by a few yards. Final: 1, 'j Bob"; 2, "Wedding Day"; 3, "Nancy." Bob" held his lead throughout, winning by his handicap distance. The three scratch: horses kept together for a lap, after which Lady Maud" was left behind. A fine race between Wedding Day" and" Nancy," the former winning by a length and a half.
"HOOPLA" AT BRIDGEND. SHOWMEN SUMMONED FOR GAMING. David Boswell, showman, was charged at Bridgend Police-court on Saturday with un- lawfully playing a game of chance on Bridg- end Fair Ground. Alderman T. J. Hughes was for the defence. The case, together with two similar cases, had been adjourned for a fortnight on the application of Supt. Men- hinick, who stated that the police witnesses. were required at the Assizes. The wit- nesses, among whom was Mr. H. Studt, wero ordered out of court. Supt. Menhinick described the game, which is known as Hoopla," as rather unique. A sloping board contained numerous articles. some of which were very showy. They wera placed fairly near each other, and the ob- ject of those who took part was to throw a wooden hoop so that it encircled one of the articles, which then became the thrower's property. The charge was td. per throw. Owing to the hoop rebounding and to the large size of some of the articles, it was al- most impossible to get the ring over them. Scarcely an infinitesimal piece of skill was- required, and he contended it was a game of chance. The police had watched, a large number of young men spending their money allured1 by the gaudy articles on the board. Inspector Benj. Evans stated that on the 10th July he visited the Green, Bridgend, where a. pleasure fair was being held. De- fendant was in charge of a table, around which were 30 or 40 persons, including several boys between 12 and 16 years of age. They were trying to throw rings on articles on the table. He told Mr. Boswell he had received complaints of children spending their money there, and suggested! that he should close, as he was playing a game of chance. He re- fused, and said, This is a game which haa been tried in the High Court and certified to be a genuine game. It has come from the White City." Witness watched the proceed- ings for a quarter of an hour, during which time he saw a large number of the ring* thrown, and only two prizes were received. The rings, when aimed at an article on on& side of the board, would sometimes rest on the other side. He pointed this out to Mr. Boswell, who said he did not trouble, he was not gding to close. There were articles on the board like, the bangle in case and the- cruet stand produced. He was informed the price of the cruet stands was 9s. per dozen. Alderman Hughes: Was there any cheating or manipulation ?—No, Mr. Boswell stood out- side the rail. Some of the articles were smaller than these (produced)?—Yes; there were some Pa-ekets of sweets and chocolates. Even this bangle and case you saw cap- tured in the end?—I did not actually see it.. I saw a man pitch at it 23 times without get- ting it. The cruet was got by a hoop rolling., over from something else. I suppose you have never played billiards, and potted the red in trying for a cannon?— I have never seen a billiard table on the slope. Have you ever seen a fluke at billiards?— Yes. By Supt. Menhinick: There were four at- tendants. George Dixon, boots at the Alexandrar Hotel, said he spent 20s. at the board. H& won the bangle and case produced after an- other player had hit the lid, closing it and reducing the diameter of the object by half. He also won a cruet, three jugs, and come, sweets, the total value of which would be 3s. Aidernian Hughes: You are evidently not a good player. For the defence, Mr. Hughes submitted that he had no case to answer. It was for the prosecution to satisfy the Bench this was a game of chance. It was no part of his duty to prove it was a game of skill. The Bench dismissed the case, but cau- tioned defendant that he risked being prose- cuted for fraud if the rings would not go over the articles. Charges against Alfred North and Richard Buss, showmen, were similarly dealt with. CONVICTION AT ACTON. On Tuesday at Acton Frederick J. King,, 28, was charged with playing at a game of chance at Essex-place, Chiswick. Sub-divisional Inspector Crocker deposed that prisoner had a. sloping board on which, boxes of chocolates, etc., were laid out -to groups, and' people were throwing rings, the object being to encircle prizes. The game íø known as "hoop-la." Over a dozen p were unsuccessful. Witness explained thaib the boxes of prizes were so arranged that the hoops, which were smaller and lighter them those generally used1, were not allowed to faiR .round the articles, and in one case the hoop would only pass over the box at all by tump- ing down the corners. Prisoner said his point was that the game was one of skill according to a decision given. 1 The Clerk handed the Bench a report of tho case, and it was perused. The Bench requested the inspector to ar- range the boxes as he saw them, and it was proved that the ring could not have fallen round them, and would not pass over one boac at all. The presiding magistrate (Mr. R. Clay) said the Bench were satisfied that the game do 1 practised by the prisoner was one of chance, not of skill. Fined 40s. or one month.
SOUTHERNDOWN COMPETITIONS. The best cards returned! in the medal sweep at Southerndown on Monday were:— I Gross. H'cap. Net. 1 J. S. Gaskell 89 11 M, 18 R. M. Brown 84 3 81 In the bogey competition the best score*. were: — Strokes received. I L. H. Gottwaltz 0 3d<wm J. A. Alexaucler 2 4 •H "1 \1
LOCAL NEWS. 0 Tabernacle Chapel.- Preacher next Sun- day, Rev. W. R. Lloyd, Glyncorrwg. Grand Conoert.-Royal Welsh Ladies' Choir, Town-hall, Bridgend, September 15th, 1909. 86 The Celebrated Lipton's Teas and Pro- visions^ may be had of the Agent for Bridgend —T. Woodward, near The Bridge. Rhyl School, Bridgend.—At the recent mid-summer examination of the College of Preceptors, held at Cardiff, Misses Nita John and Alice Sankey, pupils of Miss Winnie Howell, were successful in passing the lower forms grade, each candidate satisfying the examiners in every subject for which they were entered. Budget Protest Meeting.—A meeting was held at Bridgend on Friday night, when a branch of the South Wales and Monmouth- shire Budget Protest League was formed. Mr. J. M. Randall, J.P., was elected chair- man, and Mr. D. O. Evans hon. secretary. Mir. P. J. Thomas, secretary of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Budget Protest League, addressed the meeting. Arrange- ments are to be made for a mass meeting to be held in Bridgend some time in September in opposition to the Budget, at which a pro- minent politician will speak. Pupils' Entertainment.—An interesting concert and entertainment were given at the Town-hall on July 29th by the pupils of Mr. Howell Baker and Miss Baker, in aid of Dr. Bamardo's Homes. The miscellaneous part of the programme comprised songs, duets, re- citations, and piano and violin selections. The chief feature was a repeat performance of the pretty original play by Miss Baker, en- titled, Princess Pherazritsh," or "The Mar- riage of East and West." The children were very tastefully attired, and some of the dresses were designed and painted by Mr. and Miss Baker and their pupils. The B.W.T.A. Fete at Elmsfield.-We re- gret that some inaccuracies crept into our re- port of this pleasant function. The judges of the cake competition (with Mrs. Herd'mau) was Mrs. John Hughes, of Clifton, and not- Mrs. T. J. Hughes. Mrs. Albert Johns (not; Jones) assisted at the provision stall. Missi ] Davies (Riverside) and Miss Worthy assisted at the sweets stall, and Miss Claudia Lewis at the fruit stall. Mrs. W. R. Williams, Mrs. House, Mrs. T. H. Thomas, Miss Gilbert Wil- liams, and Miss JPricliard were, with the other ladies mentioned last week, in charge of the refreshment stall, while the Misses David (P'icton Court), Miss Gladys Lott, Miss Iris Lloyd', the Misses Edwards, Miss Cissie Rich- ards, Miss Madge Edwards, and Miss C. Thomas were indefatigable at the tea taMes. We willingly make these corrections and ad- denda at the request of the committee, who are most grateful to the kind friends who so freely rendered ungrudging and much-ralued help. Bridgend Friendly Societies' Council.—A special meeting of the Bridgend and District Friendly Societies' Council was held, at thê old Bear law, Bridgend, on Friday, Rev. David Phillips presiding. Mr. Davidi Wil- liams, acted as secretary pro. tern. The aftli- atedl societies were represented as follows:- Oddfellows, Messrs, C. Softoa and M. Strad- ling; Good Shepherds, Messrs. H. Jones, A. J. Stanley, and J. Hurford; Druids, Messrs. A. Mark and' it. Llewellyn Bristol and West of England, Messrs. J. Isaac, J. Salter, and J. -f Burford; Rechabites, Messrs. T. Fear, T. Gamsworthy, and T. Boulter. Rev. David Phillips was elected president for the ensuing year, and the following vice-presidents were elected: Messrs. T. J. Hughes, S. H. Stock- wood, W. A. Williams, H. J. Randall, J. Isaac, and T. Boulter. Mr. J. Burford was elected secretary, and Mr. A. Mark treasurer,. New rules were considered and adopted. It was resolved to hold the next meeting in Sep- tember. Wedding.—At the Parish Church, Coity, on Tuesday, Mr. John Nixon, B.A., third eon of Mr. John Nixon, M.A., of Ghyll-bank, Whitehaven, was married to Miss J. I. Love- luck, third daughter of the late Mr. William Loveluck, draper, of Bridgend. The cere- mony was performed in the presence of a large congregation, by the Rev. E. S. Roberts, M.A., rector of Coity. The bride, who was given away by her youngest brother, Mir. Bert. Loveluck, looked exceedingly well in cream Bengaline silk, with tulle veil and wreath of white heather and jesamine, and' she carried a shower bouquet of white carna- tions, roses, and myrtle. She was attended by four bridesmaids, Miss N. Nixon and Miss J. Nixon (sister of the bridegroom), Miss Blanche Loveluck land Miss Jet Loveluck (sis- of the bride), who were tastefully attired and carried bouquets of white and pink car- nations, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mios K. L. Abbott presided at the organ, and played excellent selections of music, amongst which were Wedding March" (Mendelssohn1) and Bridal March" (Wagner). The wedding breakfast was held at Ivy Villa, and later in the day. the happy couple left by train for Derby en route for the English Lakes, where the honeymoon will be spent. There were numerous presents. Y.W.C.A. FETE AT GLANOGWR. The annual garden party and fete in aid of the funds of the local branch of the Young Women's Christian Association, w-as held on Wednesday in the delightful grounds of Glan- ogwr, by the kind invitation of Mrs. S. H. By ass, who takes a keen interest in the work of the branch of which she is president. Favoured with ideal climatic conditions, the event proved an unqualifioo- success, the ar- rangements being in every respect excellent. There was a large assembly when the proceed- ings were opened at three o'clock by Mrs. R. W, Llewellyn, Court Colman, who spoke of the good work done by the Association, and asked for the sympathy of those interested in the welfare of the girl& of the town. Mr. George Harris proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs. Llewellyn, which was passed with accla- mation, and Colonel J. P. Turbervill thanked, Mrs. Byass for her kindness in throwing the grounds open for the fete. There were numerous tastefully arranged stalls. The two committee stalls, which were well stocked with provisions, china, baskets, needlework, and fancy work, were presided over by Mrs. G. Harris, Miss A. Stuchbery, Miss Cole, Mrs. Evans, Miss Woods, and Miss Lewis. Other stallholders were: Sweets, fruit, and flowers, Miss E. Gtronow, Miss Francis, Miss Cossom, and Miss Winnie Thomas. Foreign band stall, Miss Gregory, Mi&s Pat- terson, and Miss Winnie Griffiths. Ice-cream Miss Nita John and Miss Alice Sankey. Refreshments, Mrs. M. Davies, Miss C. Thomas, Mrs. L. 0. Lloyd, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. T. Cule, Miss Ethel Edwards, Miss Hum- mell, Miss Car bet t, Miss Hopkins. Tea tables: Mrs. Sankey, Miss G. Hum- mell, Miss G. Davies, Miss Flossie Jenkins, Miss Dora Jenkins, Miss Corns, Miss Davies. Punch and Judy Show, Master Donald Grant and Master Neville Lloyd. The following gentlemen rendered valuable assistance with the air rifle shooting, bowls, and various side shows: Messrs. G. Harris, E. John. Evans, Lewis Davies, J. Burgess, T. Llewellyn. Colley, C. Colley, M. J. Letcher, Allen, and Simmonds. The Port Talbot Temperance Band supplied excellent music. A concert was held at 7 o'clock, at which the following programme was carried out: Pianoforte solo, Mr. W. G. Cole; songs, Mr. V. A. Piercy, Mr. G. Simmonds, Miss D. Davies; duet, Miss A. Edwards and Miss Lewis; Japanese dance, Miss Barber and party; recitation, Miss B. David. Miss B. P i ct o n W ax low is the secretary of the branch, and Miss Lloyd (Wild Mill) trea- surer. The committee wish to thank all who kindly rendered' assistance. The proceeds amounted to £ 31. TRAINING OF THE PUPIL TEACHER. A special meeting of the Governors of the Bridgend Intermediate School was held yes- terday, Alderman T. J. Hughes presiding, to further consider a proposal by the Education Committee that the Governors should take over the Pupil Teachers' Centre and make it an integral part of the school. Mr. S. H. Stockwood stated' that Dr. James (the chief education official), when he waited upon the Governors at the last meeting, ex- plained the advantages which the taking over of the Centre would mean to the Governors. Dr. James stated that. by Section 28-a of the new Secondary Schools Regulations, the Governors, in consideration of their under- taking to train pupil teachers, would receive a grant of £1 on behalf of each ordinary pupil, and Mr. Stockwood pointed out that, as the school already fulfilled the conditions laid down, it would mean an additional income of £ 260. The full tuition fees would be paid, ,and in respect of each pupil teacher who passed his or her examination, a grant of JEo would also be payable. After some discussion, the following resolu- tion was passed: "That the Governors agree to take the pupil teachers' centre over as an integral part of the school, subject to the fol- lowing conditions: (1) That the Governors re- ceive the whole of both general and special grants paid by the Board of Education with respect to the teachers; (2) that the teachers attend at the County School not less than four days a week; (3) that the additional laboratories at the school be ready for use at the commencement of the January term; (4) the free use of the temporary buildings to be allowed the Governors." It was decided to strongly recommend the Education Committee that the pupil teachers should attend at the elementary school for teaching purposes on Fridays, so that their absence from the County School might be as little prejudicial to them as possible and the headmaster was requested to re-adjust the time tables of this basis.
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BRIDGEND FLOWER SHOW. « MAGNIFICENT DISPLAY AT THE MARKET HALL. Established' eight years ago, the Bridgend and District Horticultural Society has made steady and continued' progress, and this year's show, on Wednesday, ranks as one of the most successful yet held. The exhibition was held in the spacious Market-hall, which is. so ad- mirably adapted for events of this character, and the exhibits were staged in a way that could not fail to give visitors a pleasing im- pression, quite a charming effect being pro- duced by the artistic arrangement of plants in the centre of the building. The attendance at. first was disappointing, but it increased considerably during the afternoon and evening, though the total number of visitors was not up to expectation. There was again a large entry list, the aggre- gate reaching 860-a slight decrease com- pared with last year, though it was well above the average. Taking into account the in- clement weather lately experienced, which has kept garden produce in a backward state, the quality of the exhibits reached a high standard, there being a remarkably fine show of vegetables. There were also some excellent collections of fruit and flowers. Messrs. W. and H. Evans, Llanishen, had a fine exhibit of herbaceous flowers, for which they were awarded a gold medal. The groups of miscellaneous plants, for which Mr. S. H. Byass secured the premier honour, were a feature of the show. The Toogood silver championship challenge shield for the great- est number of successes in the show went to Mr. C. Speck, Cemetery Cottage, Bridgend, and the bronze shield was secured by Mr. John Deacon, Penyfai. There was a. well ar- ranged stall (in charge of Nurse Broughton), containing articles made by inmates of the Bridgend Workhouse. During the afternoon and evening an excellent selection of music was discoursed by Mr. A. F. Winkfield's Band. It should be stated that Mr. Onsiow P. Traherne sent a hamper of flowers and vegetables to the Cottage Hospital. The judges were:—Flowers, vegetables, and fruit, Mr. James Harris, F.R.H.S., Blackpill, Swansea, and Mr. John Basham, Bassaleg; honey, Mr. Richards, Gabalfa, Cardiff, and the Misses Booker, Slon; needlework, Mrs. Davies, Sunnyside; bread, Mr. F. W. Nicholls. Mr. J. M. Randall is this year's president of the Society. In the hands of Mr. Henry John as secretary the show man- agement was excellent. He was supported by a committee, of which Mr. T. Goodman was chairman, other members being Messrs. D. Reeves, Isaac Thomas, C. Hodges, Stephen Jones, E. Jenkins, W. J. Jones, R. Jerman, J. Sankey, C. Speck. G. Speck, Smallman, T. Watkins, C. Bryant, and W. Hodgins. The following were the awards —
DIVISION A.-Open. Group of Miscellaneous Plants (space 36ft. by 12ft.): 1, S. H. Byass, Glanogwr- 2, Mrs. Tamplin Lewis, Cefn Glas, Bridgend. Three Ferns: 1, S. H. Stockwood; 2, Dr. R. J. Simons, Bridgend; 3, C. Speck, Bridg- end. Six Table Foliage Plants: 1, S. H. Byass. Six Tuberous Begonias: 1, Dr. Simons; 2, S. H. Stockwood; 3, Archdeacon Edmondes. Three Fuchsias: 1, Dr. Simons; 2, C. Speck. Collection of Roses: 1, Onslow P. Traherne, Bryngariv House; 2, C. Speck. Sweet Peas 1, S. H. Byass. Twelve Cactus Dahlias: 1, G. W. John, Grove-road, Bridgend; 2, C. Speck. Twelve Asters: 1, C. Speck. Collection of Fruit.: 1, Colonel Turbervill, Ewenny Priory; 2, Mrs. Tamplin Lewis. Collection of Vegetables 1, R. K. Pri- chard, Bryntirion. Brace of Cucumbers: 1, C. Speck; 2, R. K. Prichard. Dish of Tomatoes: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, R. K. Prichard. Six Onions: 1, R. K. Prichard; 2, Griffith Rees, Merthyrmawr. Celery: 1, R. K. Prichard; 2, Griffith Rees. Special Prizes. Twelve Rose Blooms: 1, C. Speck. Six Blooms of Cactus Dahlias: 1, S. H. Byass. Six Bunches of Herbaceous Cut Flowers: 1, Onslow P. Traherne; 2, J. M. Randall, Fitz- hamon Court. Collection of Vegetables, from Sutton's Seeds: 1, John Deacon, Penyfai. From Wheeler's seeds 1. John Deacon. From Cli- bran's seeds: 2, E. Llewellyn, Treos. Nine Varieties of Sweet Peas, from Syden- ham's Seeds: 1, Mrs. Tamplin Lewis; 2, S. H. Stockwood. DIVISION B. (Gentlemen and their Gardeners Only.) Six Stove or Greenhouse Plants: 1, R. K. Prichard; 2, S. H. Stockwood. Three Ferns: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, Mrs Tamp- lin Lewis; 3, S. H. Stockwood. Four Coleus: 1, Archdeacon Edmondes; 2, S. H. Stockwood. Three Fuchsias: 1, Dr. Simons. Three Geraniums: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, Arch- deacon Edmondes. Six Tuberous Begonias: 1, Archdeacon Ed- mondes; 2, S. H. Stockwood. Four Table Foliage Plants: 1, S. H. Bya&s. Twelve Roses: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, Onslow P. Traherne; 3, J. M. Randall. Six Cactus Dahlias: 1, Archdeacon Ed- mondes; 2, Mrs. M. H. Gordon, Nottage Court, Porthcawl. Twelve Asters: 1, J. M. Randall; 2, Arch- deacon Edmondes. Twelve Bunches Annuals: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, R. L. Knight, Tythegstone Court. Twelve Border Carnations: 1, Archdeacon Edmondes. Twelve Bunches Sweet Peas: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, Mrs. M. H. Gordon. Twelve Trusses Geraniums: 1, S. H. Stock- wood; 2, Archdeacon Edmondes. Twelve Blooms Begonias: 1, Archdeacon Edmondes; 2. Dr. Simons. Nine Bunches Cut Flowers 1, Onslow P. Traherne; 2, J. M. Randall; 3, T. Watkins, Litchard. Vase of Carnations: 1, Archdeacon. Edmondes. Two Bunches Black Grapes: 1, Colonel Turbervill; 2, Mrs. Tamplin Lewis. Two Bunches White Grapes: 1, Colonel Turbervill. Melon: 1, Colonel Turbervill1; 2, S. H. Byass. Collection of Fruit: 1, Colonel Turbervill; 2, Mrs. Tamplin Lewis. Six Peaches: 1. Colonel Turbervill; 2, A Barlow, Suffolk-street, Bridgend. Six Dessert Apples: 1, D. Walters Rees, Bridgend; 2, Archdeacon Edmondes. Six Kitchen Apples: 1, A. Bowen, Bn:1g- end; 2, Mrs. Tamplin Lewis. Green Gooseberries: 1, Mrs. M. H. Gor- don 2, R. L. Knight. Red Gooseberries: 1, Mrs. M. H. Gordon; 2, R. L. Knight. Red Currants: 1, R. K. Prichard; Col. Turbervill. Black Currants: 1, Onslow P. Traherne; 2, Mrs. Tamplin Lewis. White Currants: 1, Onslow P. Traherne; 2, Colonel Turbervill.. Collection of Vegetables: 1, R. K. Pn- chard. M Twelve Kidney Potatoes: 1, J. M. iuan- dall; 2, T. Watkins; 3, S. H. Byass. Twelve Round Potatoes: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, J. M. Randall; 3, T. Watkins. Four Varieties Potatoes: 1, Mrs. Tamplin Lewis; 2, Archdeacon Edmondes; 3, Onslow P. Traherne.. White Celery: 1, R. K. Prichard; 2, 1. Watkins. M VIT Red Celery: 1, R. K. Prichard; 2, T. Wat- kins. n. Long Carrots: 1, Mrs. Tamplin Lewis; 2, R. K. Prichard; 3, S. H. Byass. Short Carrots: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, Archdea- con Edmondes. Six Parsnips: 1, J. M. Randall; 2, T. Wat- kins. # Dish of Autumn Onions: 1, J. M. Randall; 2, Archdeacon Edmondes. Dish of Spring Onions: 1, R. K. Prichard. Six Leeks: 1, R. K. Prichard. Peas: 1, T. Watkins; 2. R. K. Prichard. Brace of Cucumbers: 1, Colonel Turbervill; 2, Archdeacon Edmondes. Eight Tomatoes: 1, R. K. Prichard; 2, S. H. Byass. Runner Beans: 1, J. M. Randall; 2, R. K. Prichard. Broad Beans: 1, S. H. Stockwood; 2, R. K. Prichard. Dwarf Beans: 1, R. K. Prichard; 2, J. M. Randall. Cauliflower: 1, Archdeacon Edmondes; 2, R. K. Prichard; 3, J. M. Randall. Vegetable Marrows: 1, R. K. Prichard; 2, Onslow P. Traherne. White Cabbage: 1, Dr. Simons; 2, Mrs. Tamplin Lewis. Red Cabbage: 1, Onslow P. Traherne. Six Turnips: 1, Colonel Turbervill; 2, Dr. Simons. Cos Lettuce: 1, J. M. Randall; 2, S. H. Stookwood. Cabbage Lettuce: 1, J. M. Randall; 2, R. K. Prichard. Six Sticks Rhubarb: 1, Archdeacon Ed- mondes 2, S. H. Stockwood. Beetroot: 1, Archdeacon Edmondes; 2, J. M. Randall. DIVISION C.-Amateurs. Four Stove or Greenhouse plants: 1, J. Deacon. Two Fuchsias: 1, J. Deacon; 2, C. Speck. Two Geraniums: 1, J. Deacon; 2, C. Speck. Four Begonias: 1, L. Leyshon, Penyfai; 2, C. Speck. Twelve Dahlias: 1, C. Speck. Six Asters: 1, C. Speck; 2, L. Leyshon. Six Bunches Cut Flowers: 1, J. Harrison, Coity; 2, C. Speck; 3, Griffith Rees. Six Bunches Sweet Peas: 1, L. Leyshon; 2, C. Speck. Basket of Cut Flowers: 1, C. Speck; 2, G. Rees. Collection of Sweet Peas: 1, C. Bryant, Bridgend; 2, J. Deacon; 3, J. Harrison; 4, G. Rees. Dish of Kitchen Apples: 1, A. Bowen; 2, J. James. Cefn Glas. Green Gooseberries: 1, C. Speck; 2, J. Jury, Ogmore; 3. J. Harrison. Red Gooseberries: 1, J. Deacon; 2, G. Rees; 3. L. Leyshon. Black Currants: 1, G. Rees; 2, J. Jones, Coychurch; 3, S. Lloyd, Coity. Red1 Currants: 1, G. Rees; 2, J. Jones; 3, L. Leyshon. Collection of Vegetables: 1, L. leyshoni; 2, G. Rees. Kidney Potatoes: 1, J. Deacon; 2, R. Jury; 3. C. Bryant. Round Potatoes: 1, G. Rees; 2, J. Dea- con; 3, R. Jury. Four Varieties Potatoes: 1, L. Leyshon; 2, J. Deacon; 3, G. Rees. White Cabbage: 1, C. Speck; 2, E. R. Jones, Coychurch. Red Cabbage: 1, G. Rees; 2, C. Speck; 3, E. R. Jones. Broad Beans: 1, C. Speck; 2, J. Deacon; 3, G. Rees. RuiKer Beans: 1, J. Deacon; 2, L. Ley- shon. Dwarf Beans: 1, L. Leyshon; 2, C. Speck. Parsnips: 1, J. Deacon; 2, L. Leyshon; 3, G. Rees. Turnips: 1, G. Rees; 2, E. R. Jones. Brace of Cucumbers: 1, L. Leyshon; 2, J. Deacon; 3, C. Speck. Dish of Tomatoes: 1, L. Leyshon; 2, J. Deacon; 3, C. Speck. Long Carrots: 1, J. Deacon; 2, E. R. Jones. Short Carrots: 1, J. Deacon; 2, L. Ley- shon; 3, G. Rees. Leeks: 1, J. Deacon; 2, L. Leyshon; 3, G. Rees. White Celery: 1, Isaac Thomas, Merthyr- anawr; 2, J. Deacon; 3, G. Rees. Red Celery: 1, I. Thomas; 2, G. Rees; 3, H. Chatterton, Pencoed. Spring Onions: 1, J. Deaoon; 2, L. Ley- shon 3, G. Rees. Autumn Onions: 1, E. R. Jones; 2, G. Rees; 3, J. Deacon. Peas: 1, C. Bryant; 2, L. Leyshon; 3, W. H. Yeo, Penyfai. Vegetable Marrows: 1, I. Thomas; 2, E. Jones. Shallots: 1, J. Deacon; 2, E. R' Jones; 3, L. Leyshon. DIVISION D.—Cottagers. Two Window Plants: 1, E. J. Burford, Bridgend. Fuchsias: 1, E. J. Burford. Single Plant, in Pot: 1, Noah Edwards, Penyfai; 2, E. J. Burford; 3, H. Chatterton. Foliage Plant: 1, J. Watkins; 2, Mrs. Cos- som, Bridgend; 3, H. Chatterton. Asters: 1, J. Harrison; 2, Bert Davies, Bridgend. Nosegay of Garden Flowers: 1, Mrs. I. Thomas; 2, Mrs. O. P. Thompson, Bridgend; 3, Mrs. Cossom. Bunches of Cut Flowers: 1, Mrs. O. P. Thompson; 2, Mrs. 1. Thomas; 3, Mrs. Cos- som. Sweet Peas: 1, Noah Edwards; 2, Mrs. Cossom. Basket Wild Flowers (children under 13): 1, Prudence Selfe, Coity; 2, May Thomas, Merthyrmawr- Vase of Sweet Peas: 1. Bert Davies; 2, J. Harrison; 3, Mrs. Cossom. Round Potatoes: 1, Noah Edwards; 2, R. Jury; 3, O. P. Thompson. Kidney Potatoes 1, 0. P. Thompson; 2, I. Thomas; 3, R. Jury. Peas: 1, H. Chatterton; 2, G. Pennell, Bridgend 3, S. Lloyd. Runner Beans: 1, Bert. Davies; 2, I. Thomas; 3, S. Lloyd. Broad Beans: 1, I. Thomas; 2, S. Lloyd; 3, Bert Davies. Vegetable Marrows: 1, Bert Davies; 2, I. Thomas. Lettuce: 1, T. Williams, Pencoed; 2, Bert Davies. White Cabbage: 1, S. Lloyd; 2, J. Harri- son; 3, W. Loosmore. Red Cabbage: 1, 1. Thomas; 2, W. Small- man, Tondu; 3, T. Williams. Onions: 1, 1. Thomas; 2, S. Lloyd; 3, B. Davies. Leeks: 1, J. Edwards, Penyfai; 2, W. Smallman 3, I. Thomas. Turnips: 1. I. Thomas; 2, Noah Edwards; 3, H. Chatterton. Long Carrots: 1, J. Jury; 2, Noah Ed- wards; 3, J. Edwards. Rhubarb: 1, W. Smallman; 2, H. Chatter- ton 3, Noah Edwards. Shallots: 1, Bert Davies; 2, T. Frederick, Colwinstone; 3, S. Lloyd. Collection of Vegetables: 1, I. Thomas; 2, J. Edwards; 3, E. Llewellyn, Treos. SPECIAL PRIZES. Vase of Carnations: 1, C. Speck; 2, Bert Selfe, Coity. Collection of Vegetables: 1, 1. Thomas; 2, Bert Davies. Group of Vegetables: 1, G. Rees. Dish of Cooked Potatoes: 1. Mrs. S. Lloyd; 2, Mrs. Bert Davies: 3. Mrs. S. Jones. Plain Needlework: 1, Mrs. Felicia. Wil- liams, St. Bride's: 2, Mrs. Ruth Miles, St. Bride's; 3, Mrs. Emily Williams, St. Bride's. Cottagers' Loaf of Bread: 1, Mrs. Bert Davies; 2, Mrs. J. Jury; 3, Mrs. J. Edwards. Specimen of Darning and Patching: 1, Mrs. S. Jones; 2, Mrs. D. Miles; 3, Mis. Cos- som. Ditto (children attending school): 1, Felici,a Williams, St. Bride's; 2, May Thomas, Merthyrmawr. HONEY. Six I-lb. Sections: 1, David George, Mer- thyrmawr 2, Edward Williams, St. Bride's. Six 1-lb. Jars Extracted Honey: 1, S. J. Davies, Kenfig Hill; 2, Thomas Davies, Ken- fig Hill.
« PEACE AT THE ELEVENTH HOUR. Peace in the Scottish Coalfield was not ef- fected till the eleventh hour. Friday was the furthermost limit of the extended notices, and unless terms were effected by night the coalfield would have been laid idle, with the immediate danger of an extension- of the war throughout the federated' districts. Late in the evening it was reported, that the minimum wage of 6s. per day had been conceded to the miners by the coalowners,, and that an agreement had been made for a period of three years. The question of the advance of selling prices is to be referred to arbitration.
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At the meeting of the school managers of the Bridgend Group on the 29th ult., the Rev. E. S. Roberts (Rector 01 Coity) reported that a sub-committee, consisting of the man- agers resident at Bridgend, had met to consi- der the recommendation of Mr. Bryn Davies (primary inspector) to provide new mixed and infants' schools at Bridgend, in the Cow- bridge-road area. The matter, he said, was sprung upon the managers at their last meet- ing, and previous to that they had no idea at all that it. was contemplated to provide a new school or that the accommodation was not ample at present to meet the needs. The five local managers, having gone carefully into the matter, had come to the conclusion that the caretaker's house adjoining the girls' de- partment, where the accommodation was de- ficient, would make a commodious class-room, and that if this were utilised for school pur- poses, the difficulty would be overcome. The committee thought the board-room might also be used. The committee ascertained that there were 21 boys and 13 girls attending the Bridgend schools from the country districts, and they thought it would be well if those children were requested1 to attend the school in their own immediate district, which would in some degree relieve the pressure at Bridg- end. It was suggested at the committee meeting that standard 1 should be withdrawn from the girls' department, and handed over to the infants, but there would be no need to do this if the Education Committee adop- ted the recommendations of the sub-commit- tee to convert the caretaker's house into a class-room. At the last meeting, the Rector continued, Mr. Bryn Davies stated that the Board of Education was revising the accommodation in the elementary schools, but that. while re- vision had already taken place at the Coun- cil Schools, it had not taken effect as yet in the Non-provided Schools. He (the speaker) found that the Cardiff Education Authority were very much against the revision, and it would mean building here and there through- out the country a considerable number of schools for which there really was no need. Up to the present the Government had al- ways insisted upon 8ft. square per child in all the departments, while in future they would, insist on 10ft. square per head in the boys' and girls' departments, and 9ft. in the infants'. A protest was being made against this by the Cardiff authority, as involving un- necessary expense. Mr. Bryn Davies, replying to the Chairman (Mr. G. S. Jones) said the managers had no option in the matter, and the decision of the Board of Education had to be carried into effect. He did not think the protest of the Cardiff Education Authority would be of any avail. They had already enforced a space of 9ft. for infants and 10ft. for older scholars in all new schools, and they were now applying the same basis to all existing schools. Mr. George Harris said it appeared to him that so far as the boys' department at Bridg- end was concerned, there was ample accom- modation for many years to come. The fair way to determine whether the accommodation was adequate was to take, not the number on the register, but the average attendance, and it appeared that during the past five years the increase in average attendance had been small. He calculated that. there was accommodation for 36 boys in, excess of the average attendance in the boys' school, while in the infants' department there was space available for 46 above the average number in attendance. As to the girls' department, there was no doubt a need for some increased accommodation, but he thought the commit- tee's recommendation would meet this. Mr. Bryn Davies said the whole question required to be gone into very carefully, and he would be prepared, if the managers were agreeable, to meet the Bridgend representa- tives before the next meeting to discuss the position with them. It would be impossible to come to a definite conclusion on the mat- ter: then, and it was desirable, when the com- mittee considered the question, that they should have before them a report by H.M. in- spector on the accommodation at Bridpend, which the Board' of Education had sent down that day. The report asked tor extensive additions to the present boys', girls' and in- fants' departments. The Chairman: I think the committee when considering the question ought to have all information before them. Mr. R. L. Williams (Kenfig Hill): Will the Education Committee move 1n the meantime? Mr. Bryn Davies: They will not move until the managers have supplied their observations on the matter. The Primary Inspector added that the matter of accommodation in the girls' school was really pressing, because it had actually been exceeded already, and un- less steps were taken to provide additional space the grant would be in danger next year. Rev. E. S. Roberts: We thought some of the senior classes might use the boardroom for some subjects. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. George Harris, the matter was re- ferred1 back to the committee. NEW KENFIG HILL SCHOOL. Mr. J. Nott (Pyie) reported that lie and Mr. R. L. Williams had met the architect with reference to the site offered by the Mar- gam Estate for the proposed new school be- tween Kenfig Hill and Pyle. They came to the conclusion that it was a suitable site. Mr. R. L. Williams: No. Mr. Nott: I thought we were agreed. (Laughter.) I certainly thought it was a suitable site. Mr. R. L. Williams said public opinion was strongly against the site suggested. It was stated, however, that the site had been finally selected by the Education Com- mittee. PORTHCAWL SCHOOL. The Board of Education were stated to have approved of the plans for the proposed enlargement of the Porth-cawl Council School.
BRYNCETHIN. Scholarship.—The many friends of Mr. Stanley Morgan, son of Mr. Isaac Morgan, Bristol House, will be pleased to learn that he has won a County Council scholarship, and gone to Penarth for three weeks for a course in surveying. This reflects great credit to Mr. Morgan and to his teacher, Mr. W. John, M.ilt., Cefn Cribbwr.
BETTWS. Testimonial.—At a concert on Saturday evening Mr. D. Evans, schoolmaster, was made the recipient of a purse of gold sub- scribed by the residents of Bettws and others for his services in various capacities. Mr. W. Hall made the presentation, and the speakers included Rev. B. Jones (who presi- dedi), Messrs. D. Thomas, John Matthews, D. Lewis (secretary of the fund). Mr. Evans suitably acknowledged. A musical pro- gramme was contributed to by Miss E. John. Messrs. T. Jones, T. W. John, John John, W. Griffiths, and W. J^ewis, and a party also gave a selection.
ST. BRIDES MAJOR. ANTI-BUDGET MEETING. A well-attended meeting under the auspices of the South Wales Anti-Budget League was held in the schoolroom at St. Bride's Major, at which Mr. J. M. Randall presided. Mr. Randall pointed out that under the income- tax, super-tax, death duties, and increment tax the landowner had been mulcted to the extent of 2s. 6d. in the £ on his income. The result must be detrimental to the workers. Mr. Longville, of Cardiff, declared that the class vitally affected were the working class, dependent upon the investment of capital for their means of livelihood. Since the money must be found, he thought it wiser to raise revenue by taxing the foreigners who used our market by imposing tariffs on manufactured articles, and so doubly helping the community by securing the real wealth of the country in a regular wage and steady employment for the vast body of British workmen, rather than by driving British capital abroad for the benefit of the foreign labour market. A resolution condemning the Budget as a vindictive measure, detrimental in its effect upon the wage-earners of the nation, was unanimously passed.
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♦ END OF A BRILLIANT CAREER. By the death of Mr. Reginald Seaton For- rester, M.A., one of the most distinguished sons of Bridgend has passed away. Sixteen, years ago he went from his business as a draper in this town to Cardiff College, in- tending then to prepare himself for the mini- stry. His only preliminary preparation had been by private study, with the assistance of the Rev. J. Gwilym Jones (pastor of the Eng- lish Congregational Church), and, although he had attended to his business up to the eve of his examination, he passed at the top of the years' list into the Brecon, Memorial Col- lege in June of 1893. A still more remark- able feat was his winning in September of the same year, the Cardiff Football Club's Scho- larship of £30.a year—the second scholarship of the year—tenable at Cardiff University College. Having thus set his foot on the ladder, his ascent in the world of scholarship was almost a miracle of rapidity and success. In 1894 he matriculated in the London Uni- versity in 1895 he passed the intermediate examination for B.A., and in 1896 graduated B.A. in that University; in 1896 he obtained the M.A. of the London University, and at the same time he secured the B.A. of the Uni- versity of Wales with first class honours in Classics. Along with all this, he won more class prizes at Cardiff College than any stu- dent of his time. And not content with hav- ing obtained the highest honours in his Arts courses, he afterwards commenced study for a degree In Science. In the meantime he had decided' to turn from the work of the re- gular ministry, and to devote his life to teaching in secondary schools, although he continued to preach occasionally—with great acceptance always—and proved himself a valuable help to the churches with which he came in contact. He commenced teaching at a secondary school at Bath, and from there proceeded to the Swansea Intermediate School, where he won for himself a brilliant reputation as a classical teacher. It was a natural and well-deserved tribute to his bril- liancy as a scholar and to his energy and suc- cess as a teacher that he was appointed, while yet quite a young man. headmaster of the In- termediate School at Newtown, Montgomery- shire; in that capacity he had ampler scope to develop and reveal the qualities of a great schoolmaster that were in him. In addition to bringing the usual work of the school to a very high degree of efficiency, he organised a new agricultural department on very success- ful lined; Wis was quite a new departure in the Welsh Intermediate Schools, and has proved the beginning of a movement that will have a great future in the educational system of the Principality. In the end of last year Mr. Forrester was called away from his work at Newtown, having been appointed to open and organise as headmaster a large and im- portant new secondary school at Brampton, Carlisle. His work was marked by great ear- nestness. thoroughness, and skill. But, alas! when he had scarcely commenced his work in a sphere so promising, his health failed him. A fortnight ago his medical adviser counselled an immediate operation, and while under- going a second operation in a private hospi- tal at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he passed away 011 Sunday last. He had married Miss Lilian Evans, B.A., sister of the Rev. Professor D. Tyssul Evans, M.A., B.Sc.. of Cardiff Univer- sity College. His sister, Miss Forrester, lives at John-street, Porthcawl. Mr. For- resteir was to his many friends in Bridgend a. very genial personality. His occasional ser- vices in the pulpit were characterised by freshness of thought, breadth of view, and intensity of conviction. His day's work was a short one, but he filled it with honest toil and high-minded service. The sympathy of all who know him will go forth to the widow and sisters and relatives in their bereave- ment. His remains were brought to Cardiff on Wednesday, and buried there at the Ceme- tery. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. John Morris, of Star-street Congre- gational Church, Cardiff, and two of Mr. Forrester's fellow-students, the Rev. J. T. Rhys, of GodTeaman, Aberdare, and Principal T. Rees, of Bangor, spoke in terms of deepest feeling and highest appreciation of their friend's noble character, fine spirit, great scholastic achievements; of his success as a teacher, and of his life of devotion and ser- vice to every good cause. Principal Rees delivered a memorable ora- tion. They sat, he said, at the same examin- ation, and proceeded along the same path of work, and for three or four years the lines of their lives ran very closely together. To his departed friend lie was greatly indebted. His life he lived in purity, truth and hon- esty it had been a culture of soul to dwell in companionship with him. His intellectual achievements were coloured and enriched by the higher ends of human life and service which he had set before himself. Few had worked so hard and achieved so much in the face of so many difficulties as their friend'. who had left a realm of limits and burdens for another more glorious sphere. In addition to the members of the family, relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Forrester, there were also present The Rev. J. Phillips. Car- marthen-road, Swansea: Rev. J. H. Miles. Cardiff; Mr. H. E. H. James. B.A., director of education for Pembrokeshire (another fel- low-student), Mr. Gwilym Williams. M.A., Brampton Mr. David Evans. Cardiff. and a number of other friends and sympathisers. Wreaths were sent by Miss Forrester, Porthcawl; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Merthyr; Mr. and Mrs. McLean, Pontypridd; Miss Gertie Jones; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Powis- square. London the Governors of Brampton Secondary School; Mr. Gwilym Williams, B.Sc.. Brampton; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Lewis, Glanhafren, Newtown; M;r Jones. Brynth'ion. and familv, Newtown; Mr. Wilson Jones, Gwynfa, Newtown; Mr. Jack Phillips, New- town Mr. Playfair. Newtown; Mr. and Mrs. David Evans, Cardiff; Mr. and Mrs. James, Cardiff, etc. I