1 THE PANORAMA. J. C. Leyshon, of Bridgend, came in second in the Marathon race at Aberavon on Tues- The Garth Inn, Maesteg, and the Maesteg Inn, Garth, were referred to at Bridgend JEVdice Court on Saturday. Mr. Edgar Dukes, of Isiwyn House, Porth- cawl, whose death occurred suddenly on Sat- urday morning, was married to a niece of the immortal Islwyn. Bridgend is represented at the Welsh Sa- tional Pageant by Miss Marjorie W iiliani^ •daughter of Mi. D. Williams, stationer. She appears as a Saxon princess in Interlude 1, scenes 1 and 2. Lance-Corpl. Tom Hopkin. the runner-up for the Kings, is not only good at shooting. For a. cottager, he is a skilled gardener, and captured1 many of the prizes at Southern- down Flower Show. Mr. Lewis M. Thomas, solicitor, who occa- sionally appears at Bridgend P'olice and County Courts as an advocate, has been elec- ted unopposed to the seat on the Aberavon Town Council rendered vacajit by the death of Dr. J. H. Williams, J.P. In connection with sports at St. Donate re- cently it is curious to note that baseball was a favourite amusement of the villagers in the end of the eighteenth century, and the old people prided themselves upon their skill in the game. LI an twit Major and St. Athan were renowned for bando, and when the m- habitants of these and other places in the 'VaLe met in contest, the victory was not al- ways bloodless! That was in the so-called "gooå old days," when men preferred acting "fair and square" with their fists, instead of indulging in what a quaint writer calls "in- sidious and secret methods of the evil tongue." The Earl of Plymouth, president of the Vale of Glamorgan Show. held last week, was recently appointed on the Censorship Com- mittee of Plays. This appointment is des- cribed by "M.A.P. as a singularly happy one, "for," says the writer, "he takes more than a passing interest in matters appertain- ing to the drama. In his early days he was an amateur actor of considerable ability, ap- pearing on one occasion in his favourite role of Joseph Surface before an audienec which included Queen Victoria and King Edward. The Earl is also considered one of the finest connoisseurs of art in England, and has writ- ten an authoritative work on Constable. He Í6, moreover, a fine artist himself, several of his pictures having been hung in West End gallieries." The Minister of Marine for the Netherlands has by command of the Queen of the Nether- lands forwarded handsome Royal gold life- saving medals and illuminated votes of thanks to Captain J. M. Jones, of Aberavon, and Mr. Frederick Hanbury Gething, of Water-street, Aberavon, and a silver life-saving medal and vote of thanks to Mr. Gladwyn Parry, of Llangewydd-road, Bridgend, the master. second officer, and third officer respectively of the Cardiff trader Don Hugo, for their bra- very in assisting at the re&cue of the crew of the Dutch dredger Drague during a heavy gale in the Atlantic Ocean off the Spanish coast on November 8th last. The Drague was sighted flying signals of distress and was drifting helplessly on to a lee shore. Cap- tain Jones called for volunteers to man a life- boat to effect a rescue. Mr. Gething volun- teered to take command of the boat and Mr. Parry also responded to the call. The life- boat proceeded to the dredger, but unfortun- ately was capsized, and all the men were thrown into the water. They were rescued by lines, as were also the crew of the Drague. Captain Jones and Messrs. Gething and Parry already hold Lloyd's silver medals for the part they took in this rescue. f Miss Marie Novello Williams, of Maesteg, | the talented daughter of Gwilym Taf, com- ( menced a tour in North Wales on Bank Holi- day, with Mr. Charles Tree and his select company of artistes. A series of concerts had been arranged, to terminate about the end of the month. After this .Miss Williams is booked to fulfil an important engagement im Hungary, which place will necessitate her passing through Vienna and afford her an opportunity of once more visiting her genial principal, to whom she naturally feels in- debted for the excellent tuition she received from him. Miss Marie Novello Williams scored a distinct success at Brighton muni- cipal concerts recently. This is how a local paper speaks of her performance :—" A popu- lar success was won by the solo pianist, Miss Marie Novello. Attractive in personality, Miss Novello is also attractive as a pianist, Hh endowed as she is with an individuality of some artistic exuberance and a fully- equipped' technique. She evidently had con- genial work in Liszt's 'Hungarian Fantaisie' ^H|; —an arrangement of a familiar rhapsody with •orchestral accompaniment—for she made its sonorous tumult of heavy chords ring out im- posing!y in full-bodied tone, she made the more brilliantly ornamental passages flash sparkle with pianoforte fireworks, while -the delicate embroideries of multitudinous fine notes characteristic of Liszt she executed with the daintiest of finish. She is one of tile pianists who can make such embroideries like strings of musical pearls. She- proved1 ■HHv herself, indeed, a pianist distinguished1 in ■HP" technique and temperament. The audience, HBL trho cannot have heard pianoforte playing of this quality before at the municipal concerts, repealled Miss Novello with tumultuous en- thusaism, bringing her back again and again until they fairly farced her to grant an en- core. Then she let herself go with bounding IB vitality in the vigorous animation of Schu- bert's Marc he Militaire."
IK EISTEDDFOD WINNERS. GARW MALE VOICE WIN AT CARDIGAN The Garw Male Voice Party had the grati- HLfication of adding to their long list of win- ttings by winning at Cardigan Eisteddfod on HE "Wednesday. The test piece was Elgar's "The Revielle," the prize being £ 50. The other parties competing were Cardiff, Morris- ton, Pontardawe, and' Bargoed. The adju- Wm dicators were Mr. Coleridge Taylor and Mr. Mr. David) Thomas, and the former, in giving ■ijjlj/ the adjudication, said'the Garw choir had a very excellent tone and was well balanced. I The start was a little overdone, a little too fill' M breathy," but the singing had an immense XF amount of temperament in it. were awarded1 as follows:—Garw, 16; Pontardawe, 16j Morriston, 14; Cardiff, 13, and Bargoed, 13. Mr. J. Butler, the conductor of the SCuarvr choir, is to be heartily complimented on this further success. Miss Irene Griffiths, daughter of Mr. D. J. Griffiths, of Porthcawl, formerly jeweller at i Bridgend, won the pianoforte solo competi- tion fori children at the same eisteddfod. At Llandyssu) Eisteddfod on the same day, Ogmore Vale Juvenile Choir competed in the Mv <ofoikJren's choral competition, the piece being Hail, hail, merry, merry playtime." There were no fewer than 12 choirs competing, and in giving the adjudication, Professor Price said the competition rested between Aber- cwmooy and Ogmore Vale; Abewcwmboy being one point better would get the prize. Kenfig Hill Maie Veice Party were among the aspirants at the same eisteddfod for the prize of JE75 and silver cup. The pieces were Hie Reveille" and 0 Peaceful Night." Ctwainsea were announced the winners.
r' WATER BILL THROWN OUT. i LORDS' COMMITTEE CONSIDER THE c SCHEME PREMATURE. The Select Committee of the House of Lords cat Friday threw out the Glamorgan Water BtM, the Earl of Kintoae, who presided, stat- ing that, while the committee were far from thinking that the county of Glamorgan would not some day require a. comprehensive scheme for the provision of an increased water supply, they were unanimously of the opinion that the Bill should not be allowed to pro- ceed further. During the day, Mr. Stephens, C.E., and Mr. W. Johnson, M.E., gave evidence for tEe Corw Water Co., in opposition to the Bill, .d Mr. Talbot, K.C., addressed the Commit- tee oc bebalf of the Ogmore and Garw Cotun- «il. *■ si b
BY THE SILVER SEA. » SOME REFLECTIONS FROM PORTHUAWL. By Sea-Serpent." Summer at last." These were the words that were echoed and re-echoed on Bank Holi- day, which saw a. wondrous change in the climatic conditions. The Clerk of the Weather has been making amends this week for the disappointment caused by the cheer- less months through which we have passed, and August, which has earned in recent years a black record in the meterological tables, has already provided more sunny days than either of its predecessors. As a result of the improved weather, the number of visitors during the week has constituted a record, which affords proof, were proof necessary, of the increasing popularity of Porthcawl. The place was literally flooded with visitors on Bank Holiday, no fewer than six thousand being brought in by the railway excursions, while the vehicular traffic was abnormally heavy. Entertainment for the visitors was provided in a variety of ways. Pleasant drive51 into the country were obtainable; there were Studt's horses and motor-cars among the other amusements on the fair ground; the Blackbirds provided excellent fare at the Cosy" Corner, and Mr. Hig- ginson's orchestral band discoursed excellent music on the Esplanade. The camp of the Territorials naturally formed a strong attrac- tion, and boating and bathing were in full swing, while there was also a large muster on the Royal golf links. Unhappily, the holiday was marred by a bathing accident, the pathos of which is intensified by the fact that the body has not been recovered. Last week the Territorials encamped at Porthcawl were engaged in progressive work leading up to the Brigade training, which has been the order this week. Some interesting tactical schemes, prepared by Colonel Gough, the camp obnimandant. in conjunction with the other commanding officers, have been car- ried out, and the bronzed faces of the men is indicative of the gruelling they have had' in manoeuvring, under a blazing sun, on the heavy sand dunes. On Monday the Here- fords were engaged for several hours in a scheme of attack and defence on the Kenfig Warren. The Monmouthshires carried out a tactical exercise, consisting chiefly of an at- tack on outposts, on the north side of Sker Meadows, while the Brecons spent the morn- ing in skirmishing on the Newton Burrows. The sports of the Breconshires, which were held in the afternoon, were witnessed by a large number of visitors. On the following day the Herefords and Monmouths were pitted' aeainst each other in a sham fight to the north of Sker House, while the Brecons carried out a scheme on their own. There were further tactical exercises on Wednesday and Thursday, and' to-day (Friday) there will be a field day. All the troops will take part in a scheme under the eye of General Lloyd, commanding the Welsh division. During the week there have been excellent concerts at the Y.M.C.A. tent, the artistes including Mr. Sam Jenkins, the well known tenor. The question of a right-of-way through the enclosure of the Royal Golf Club is still hanging fire," and the Penybont Council, in whose area the land in question is situated, and the Porthcawl authority, who are prim- arily concerned, are still awaiting an expres- sion of opinion by Miss Talbot's advisers. In the meantime, Mr. Lipscomb ventures the suggestion that the path leading immediately below the wall of the club's grounds appears to meet the convenience of the public. But there is no carriage way there, and the ques- tion has arisen chiefly through a desire to se- cure a circular drive across the Lock's Com- mon and returning through Nottage. There is no desire to interfere in the slightest degree with the privacy of the Golf Club, and if Mr. Lipscomb can afford an alternative route it will be a satisfactory solution of the diffi- culty. Application may have to be made to the Rest" authorities in this matter, and Mr. Lipscomb, I understand, intends to dis- cuss the matter with them at an early oppor- tunity. Apart from the question in dispute, it is of paramount importance in a place like Porthcawl that adequate steps should be taken to preserve old rights-of-way. There are many footpaths in the place which, re- ceiving little use, are not unlikely to become non est in the near future. The District Council would do well to have prepared a plan showing all these rights-of-way, which might be exhibited for the benefit of residents and visitors. And the Chamber of Trade would do useful work if they circulated copies of it. Landlords are not so ungenerous as to desire the closing up of walks which the public utilise, but where a path is seldom fre- quented or little known, there is a. strong temptation to reclaim it from the public.
BATHING FATALITIES. TWO DEATHS AT PORTHCAWL; ONE AT ABERAVON. A sad drowning fatality occurred at Porth- cawl on Monday morning, near the Black Rocks on the east side of Sandy Bay. A boy named Thomas James Harries, aged 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Harries, of The Strand, Blaengarw, was bathing at this spot, when he got into difficulties. A young man named Albert Harvey, of Pontycymmer, was bathing near by at the time and heard calls for help; and made several attempts to save the boy, but without success, as a strong cur- rent was running at the time. When Har- vey reached' the shore he was quite exhausted, and was unable to speak for some time. The lad Harries was on a trip to Porthcawl with his father, who was minding his clothing at the time of the occurrence. The boy was one of a family of nine children, and much sympathy has been expressed with the par- ents in their sad bereavement. Late yester- day the body had not been recovered. SECOND FATALITY. Another bathing fatality occurred at the same spot on Wednesday. About noon Wm. Evans, collier, of 2 Bennetts-row, Church- street, Old Tredegar, a native of Howey, Llandrindod Wells, entered the sea with Pri- vate William Price, of the Territorials, now ins camp at Porthcawl. They had not been in the water long before they were in difficul- ties. The men were rescued, but shortly after being brought ashore Evans expired. Deceased leaves a widowed mother. Mr. Howell Cuthbertson held an inquest yesterday on the body. Ivor William Price, a Territorial now in camp at Porthcawl, who was with the de- ceased, said they had been in the water about five minutes when Evans got into difficulties. Witness tried' to save him, but failed owing to the current carrying him away. Mr. Harry Turner, of Kimberley-road, Car- diff, said he and Mr. Harry Beard, Cardiff, scrambled over the rock and got deceased out. Artificial respiration was tried for 45 minutes before the doctor came. A verdict of Accidental Drowning" was returned. The jury recommended the placing of a no- tice board at the upper end of the Black Rock cautioning people not to 'bathe near that point as the currents made it dangerous. The Coroner said the public should know that they should not bathe in a receding tide, and' that the only safe time to bathe was when the tide was coming in. DROWNED AT ABERAVON. A sad bathing fatality occurred at Aber- avon on Monday afternoon, a young man named Frederick Charles Evans, aged1 22, a tinworker, of the Post Office, Cwmavon, being drowned in the presence of thousands of spec- tators. Within a few minutes of Evans's disappear- ance a small boat put out fr»m the channel entrance, but the boatsman could see nothing of the missing man. A number of young men who hire horses out on the sands galloped up and waded their horses deep into the water, and: one of these, Harry Clark, ob- served the body floating under the water. He jumped1 from his horse, and brought it out with the assistance of another man named Ned Maughan. The body had been in the water over 15 minutes, and' immediately P.C. Lister and Mr. William Harries tried artifi- cial respiration, and although this was per- sisted in for over half an hour it was of no avail.
SOUTH WALES MINERS' WAGES. » NO ALTERATION. The Welsh coalowners do not propose to apply for a reduction in the men's wages, nor will the workmen's representatives make a de- mand for an increase. Wages, therefore, will remain as at present for another three months.
SUCCESSFUL EVENT AT LLANHARRAN. The seventh annual' shevy of vegetables, flowers, and fruit promoted by the Lian- harran, Peterston, Pencoed, Llanilid, and Llanharry Horticultural Society, was held, on Tuesday in the Cricket Field, Llanharran (by permission of Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins), the an- nual exhibition of the Llanharran and Dis- trict Poultry, Pigeon, and Cage Bird Society being held at the same place. Though the event was favoured with excellent weather, the attendance was not so large as usual, and the entries in both departments showed a small decrease. The exhibits were staged in two marquees, and totalled 310 in the flower show and 160 in the poultry and pigeon classes. Mrs. Tudor Owen, Ash Hall (who performed the opening ceremony in the ab- sence of JdLrs. Blandy Jenkins), kindly brought a considerable quantity of flowers, which were said for the benefit of the show. Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins Mr. A. J. Masters, and Capt. Godfrey Masters were the presidents, and Mr. John Smith acted as chairman of the committee. The judges were: -Flowers, etc., Mr. Cook, The Verlands, Cowbridge, and Mr. G. Soanes, Llansannor; poultry section, Mr. George Doble, Bridgwater. Mr. E. M. Gronow, and Mr. Edward Smith were the sec- retaries, and the following acted as stewards in the poultry show:—Messrs. J. H. Evans, Evan John, C. Dare, D. Harries, J. Preece, W. Cogbill, A. Webb, and Sergt. F. H. Lee. The flower show committee included the fol- lowing —Me6«Ts. J. H. Evans, Chas. Dare, W. Hughes, J. P'reece, S. Gronow, F. Ball. G. Trotman, E. John, W. Holland, Ward! David, D. Davies, R. Powell. John Nash, W. Rees, D. Harris, Chas. Morgan, A. Webb, John Morgan, S. H. Hadley, F. H. Lee, E. Cogbill, W. Cogbill, E. Rees, M. Evans, and R. Thomas. The Llanharran Band played selections during the afternoon. Awards: — HORTICULTURAL SECTION. Cottagers' Classes. Window Plants: 1, F. Bali; 2, T. Wil- liams, Pencoed; 3, Wm. Jones, Pencoed. Geraniums in Pots: 1, Sergt. Lee; 2, H. Martin; 3, H. Chatterton, Pencoed. Fuchsias: 1, Wm. Jones; 2, F. Page; 3, H. Martin. Foliage Plant: 1, Wm. Hughes; 2, H. Chatterton 3, Sergt. Lee. Single Pot Plant: 1, Sergt. Lee; 2, F. Ball; 3, J. Nash. Geraniums in Bloom: 1, Sergt. Lee; 2, F. Page; 3, H. Chatterton. Roses: 1, Wm. Jones; 2, H. Chatterton. Dahlias: 1, F. Page; 2, H. Chatterton. Stocks: 1, H. Martin; 2, H. Chatterton; 3, T. Williams. Nosegay of Garden Flowers: 1, Sergt. Lee; 2, F. Ball; 3, H. Martin. Pansies: 1, C. Dare; 2, Sergt. Lee; 3, W. Jones. Bunches of Cut Flowers: 1, F. Ball; 2, C. Dare; 3, F. Page. Sweet Peas: 3, H. Martin. Fern,: 1, Wm. Jones; 2, G. Trotman; 3, E. Cogbill. Annuals: 1, Sergt. Lee; 2, F. Ball. Musk: 1, F. Ball; 21 H. Chatterton; 3, W. Jones. Parsley: 1, T. Williams; 2, G. Trotman, 3, H. Chatterton. Black Currants: 1, C. Dare; 2, Mrs. Ley; 3, H. Martin. Red Currants: 1, C. Dare; 2, H. Martin; 3, F. Page. Gooseberries: 1, H. Chatterton; 2, E. Cog- bill. Collection of Vegetables: 1, F. Page; 2, T. Williams; 3, H. Chatterton. Collection of Potatoes: 1, Mrs. Ley; 2, H. Chatterton 3, F. Page. Kidney Pbtatoes: 1, J. Preece; 2, R. Chat- terton; 3, T. Williams. Round Potatoes: 1, F. Page; 2, E. Hill; 3, H. Chatterton. Broad Beans: 1, H. Chatterton; 2, Sergt. Lee; 3, J. Preece. Peas: 1. F. Page; 2, H. North; 3, J. Nash. Dwarf Beans: 1, A. Webb; 2, H. Chatter- ton. Cauliflower: 1, F. Page; 2, H. Chatter- ton. White Cabbage: 1, J. Hutchings; 2, H. Martin. Red Cabbage: 1, T. Mortimer; 2, F. Page. Long Carrots 1, T. Mortimer 2, H. Chat- terton 3, F. Page. Short Carrots: 1, T. Williams; 2, H. Chat- terton 3, G. Trotman. Parsnips: 1, T. Mortimer; 2, Mrs. Ley; 3, T. Williams. Red Celery: 1, H. Chatterton; 2, F. P'age; 3, T. Williams. White Celery: 1, F. Page; 2, T. Williams; 3, H. Chatterton. Long Beetroot: 1. T. Wdllia-ms; 2, H. Chatterton; 3, T. Mortimer. Turnip-rooted Beet: 1, F. Trotman; 2, J. Nash; 3, Sergt. Lee. Autumn Onions: 1, T. Mortimer; 2, Wm. Jones; 3, T. Williams. Lettuce: 2, T. Williams. Cabbage Lettuce 1, T. Williams 2, Sergt. Lee. Green Vegetable Marrow 1, T. Williams. White Vegetable Marrow: 1, H. Chatter- ton; 2, F. Page. Leeks: 1. H. Chatteiton; 2, T. Williams. Shallots (bunches): 1, David Jones; 2, J. Preece. Plate of Shallots: 1, T. Williams; 2, D. Jones. Rhubarb: 1, H. Chatterton; 2, T. Morti- mer. Long Raddish: 1, T. Williams; 2, G. Trot- man. Turnip Raddish: 1, C. Dare; 2, H. Chat- terton. Turnips: 1, J. Preece; 2, A. Webb. Garden Herbs: 1, H. Chatterton; 2, H. North; 3, G. Trotman. Farmers' Classes. Collection of Vegetables: 1, J. H. Evans, High Corner; 2, T. Miles, Meiros. Collection of Potatoes: 1, J. H. Evans; 2, T. Miles; 3, Evan John. Turnips: 2, S. Gronow. Cheeses: 1, T. Miles; 2, J. H. Evans; 3, S. Gronow. Fresh Butter: 1, S. Gronow; 2, T. Miles; 3, J. H. Evans. Garden Flowers: 1, T. Miles; 2, Mi&s Hol- land. Open Classes. Dressed Chickens: 1, A. Webb. Dressed Ducks: 1, C. Dare; 2, E. Hill. White Eggs 1, Miss Holland 2, Mrs. Gro- now. Brown Eggs: 1, A. Webb; 2, T. Miles. Cactus Dahlias: 1, David Adams, Llan- harry; 2. F. Page. Llanharran. Sweet Peas: 1. D. Adams; 2, F. Page; 3, H. Martin, Llanharran. Apples: 1. H. Chatterton; 2, H. Martin; 3, Evan John. Wild' Flowers: 1, Mrs. D. Davies; 2, F. Ball; 3, Miss E. Dare. Special Frizes. Sweet Peas, from seeds supplied by Mr. Willment: 2, H. Martin. Celery from Mr. Jenks's seeds: 1, T. Wil- liams; 2, H. Chatterton. Four Varieties Vegetables from Ridler's seeds: 2, J. Nash; 3, Sergt. Lee. Exhibitors securing greatest number of points in the show (Toogood Challenge Shield): 1. H. Chatterton 2, Tom Williams, Pen coed 3, F. Page. Best arranged Basket of Wild Flowers (children): 1, Minnie Jones; 2, Bex Gronow 3, Annie Owen. POULTRY AND PIGEON SHOW. Poultry. Orpington, any colour other than buff: 1 and special, G. Yeo, Penygraig; 2, P. BMe- menda, Llandebie; 3, R. John, Blackwood; r., Jas. James, Treorky. Leghorn, cock or hen 1, 2, and special, W. and H. Whitley, Paignton 3, W. E. Gilling, Bradford, Wflts; r., P. Bremenda; h.c., J. Davies, Llandebie. Minorca, cock: 1 and special, Fursland Bi-os., Bridgwater; 2 and special, Chas. Dare, Meiros Fach. Llanharran 3, Joseph Davies, Skewen; r., T. C. Jones, Troedyrhiw. Hen: 1, T. C. Jones; 2, Farsland Bros.; 3, H. G. Briffit; r. and h.c., W. A. Evans, Blackwood; v.h.c., J. T. Hunt, Crumlin. Wyandotte, cock or hen: 1, W. and H. Whitely; 2, D. George, Merthyrmawri; 3, B. D. Dixon, Bridgend; r., R. J. Thomas, Llan- harran. Plymouth Rock, cock: 1, 2, and two specials, Griffith Morris, Mile End, Bridgend. Hen: 1 and special, C. J. Rees, Stonehouse; 2, William Rees, Peterstone-super-Ely; 3, r., and h.c., Griffith Morris, Bridgend. Anoona. cock or hen: 1 ajid 2, A. ChiltoR, osmer,p Yule. Indian Game, cock or hen: 1, W. and H. Whitley; 2 and h.c., T. H. Thomas, Cadox- ton; 3, John Owen, Rhymney; r., George Spear and Son, Penarth. Malay, cock or hen: 1 and r., Batt and Sons, Bridgend; 2, G. S. Pearce, Penarth; 3, George Spear and Son. Old English Game Spangled, cock or hen: 1, Mason and Edwards, Nantymoel; 2 and 3, W. J. and A. G. Attwell, Mountain Ash, r., P. Pendry, Ferndale; h.c., John Rees Mor- gan, Caerau. Any other variety 1, P. Penry, Ferndale; 2 and r., W. H. Lewis, Treorky; 3, and h.c., Mason and Edwards; v.h.c., W. J. and A. G. Attwell; v.h.c. and h.c., Bradford and Coburn, Cwmtillery; h.c., W. and H: Whitley. Any Other Variety not mentioned: 1 and 2, W. and H. Whitley; 3, Wm. Graves, Nan- tymoei r., D. Percy Morgan, Nantyffyllon. Anv Variety hatched 1909: 1 and special, C. J. Rees, Stonehouse; 2 and v.h.c., W. and H Whitley; 3, Wm. Graves; r., G. Yeo, Penyraig: v.h.c., H. Buckley Roderick, Buiry Port; William Jones, Maindy; h.c., A. Webb, Llanharran. Duck or Drake, other than Aylesbury: 1 and special, Ernest Hill, Llanharran; 2, 3, r., and h.c., C. Dare, Llanharran. Any Variety (open to Farmers): 1, 3 and special, Evan John, Llanharran; 2, Morgan Evans, Llanharran. Any Variety, bred by exhibitor in the dis- trict: 1, 2, two specials, and h.c., A. Webb, Llanharran; 3 and h.c., C. Dare, Lianhar- ran- ™ Selling Class, £ 1, any variety: 1, Mrs. Knight, Tythegstone Court; 2, W. E. Gil- ling; 3, A. Webb, Llanharran r., H. Mad- ley. Canton; v.h.c., Batt and Sons, Bndg- end; h.c., W. E. Hancock, Churchill, Somer- set; H. S. Hambrey, Penrhiwceiber; Ernest Hill, Llanharran Joseph Holmes, Llanelly. Bantams. Old English Game, Spangled, hen: 1, 2 and special. Bedford and Coburn; 3, Isaac James, Tonyrefail; r., Thos. Jones, Ferndale; h.c., J. R. Morgan, Caerau. Any other variety, cock or hen: 1, Miss J. Field, Exmouth; 2, E. W. Davies, Cowbridge; 3, W. M. Davies, Llandilo; r., Wm. Dobbs, Treharris; v.h.c. and h.c., W. J. Lewis, Blaengarw. Any Variety, hatched 1909: 1, special, and v.h.c., Christopher Lewis, Taibach; 2, W. J. Lewis, Blaengarw; 3 and r., Bedford and Coburn. Selling Class, any variety, 15s.; 1, Rev. -A. C. Gower Williams, Pendoylan; 2, Bedford and Coburn; 3. Miss J. Field, Exmouth; v.h.c., Wm. Dobbs, Treharris, and W. J. Lewis, .blaengarw; h.c., G. S. Pearce, Pen- arth. Pigeons. Black Magpie: 1 and 3, E. T. Houle, Car- diff; 2, J. Board, Merthyrmawr. Any Other Colour Magpie: 1, and special, J. Board; 2, W. R. Thomas, Ystradgynlais; 3, J. T. Oakley, Cowbridge. Long-faced Tumbler, any colour: 1 and 3, Alf. Green, Ferndale; 2, G. Harris, and A. Lewis, Bridgend; r., Thos. Jones, Ponty- gwaith.. 1 Working Homer, any colour 1 and special, Fred Preece, Llanharran 2 and 3, T. Morris, Taibach; r., W. Vile, Nantymoel. Any Variety bred in 1909: 1 and special, J. Board, Merthyrmawr; 2, E. T. Houle, Cardiff; r., W. Vile, Nantymoel. Cage Birds. Goldfinch (British): 1, John Caddy, Ponty- pridd; 2 and 3, H. Smith, Tondu. Special Prizes. Silver Cup for Bird of any Variety bred by exhibitor residing in the district: 1, A. Webb, Llanharran. Silver medal for best Bird bred in 1909: 1, C. J. Rees, Stonehouse. Silver medal for best Plymouth Rock (barred): 1, G. Morris, Mile End, Bridgend. The prize for the most entries in the open classes was awarded to W. and H. Whitley, 'and that in the local classes to C. Dare.
COWBRIDGE POLICE COURT. COUNTY. Tuesday.—Before General T. B. Tyler (in the chair), Messrs. Tudor Crawshay, T. W. David, a^id J. C. Thomas. A COLLAR-LESS DOG. John Jones, Duffryn Bach Farm, Pendoy- lan, labourer, for allowing his dog to be on the highway without- a collar bearing the name and address of the owner, had to pay the costs, 8s. UN BROTHERLY EPITHETS. A charge of using indecent language to the annoyance of the public was preferred against Albert Worgan, 15 Bridgend-road, Lianhanran, labourer. P.C. Daniel T. Davies stated' that the defendant, who was under the influence of drink, had been quar- relling with his brother, towards whom he used the language complained of. Fined 10s., and 8s. costs. LLANTWIT CASE DISMISSED. Robert John, licensee of the Globe Inn, Llantwit Major, was summoned for opening his premises during prohibited hours. Md. F. H. Gaskell (Cardiff) appeared for the de- fence. The Bench dismissed the case, while expressing the opinion that it was quite right that the police should bring it forward for in- vestigation. DAMAGE TO A DOOR. Arthur Farrant, Trehingill, summoned James Porley, Pontyclun, haulier, for doing damage, value 3s. 6d., to a door. The case was dismissed. MOTHER'S MAINTENANCE. Samuel Amberry, Cross Keys, timberman, was summoned by Relieving Officer Morgan Thomas with respect to the maintenance of his mother, who is chargeable to the Bridgend and Cowbridge Board of Guardians. An order was made for the payment of 2s. 6d. per week and costs, lis. RATES. Orders were made against the following for the payment of rates forthwith:—W. Takel, Llanharran, railwayman, jEl 9s. 44<1.; George Russell, Llanharran, collier, £1 7s. 6d.; Augustus Harrison, Llanharran, collier, jE2 Is. lOid. LLANCARFAN FARMER FINED. A breach of the Sheep Dipping Order led to Thomas Griffiths, Pennon. Farm, Llancar- fan, having to pay the costs, 7s. Sergt. Pbolman stated that defendant exposed 17 lambs for sale in Llantwit Major Auction Mart without having in his possession a license authorising them to be exposed or a declaration that they had been dipped during the dipping period. Defendant stated1 that be "knew nothing about getting a license." SUMMONSES AGAINST WICK FARMER. There were two summonses for breaches of the Sheep Dipping Order against William Pritchard, West House, Wick, farmer. It appeared from the evidence that defendant exposed six ewes and' four lambs for sale with- out having the necessary license or declara- tion. Defendant informed Sergt. Poolmaji that he was "quite ignorant of it." The sum- monses were dismissed on the payment of the costs, 5.9., in each case. COWBRIDGE WOMAN AND STOKER. Annie Chessell, Taff-street, Cowbridge, single, charged Ivor Lewfs Sronow, Cathays, Cardiff, with stealing 21s. and an American cent. piece at the Leys, on Bank Holiday. Mr. V. Gwyn (from the office of Messrs. Gwyn and Gwyn, Cowbridge) defended. Prosecutrix stated that between 5 and 6 p.m. she was sitting on the grass near the Ship Hotelj when the defendant came and sat by her. He picked up the purse, and took the money out. Witness said, Give me back my purse." At first he refused, but he afterwards did so, and she then saw that the money and the foreign coin were missing. She asked1 him for the money, but he said he had not taken it and walked away. She gave information. Replying to Mr. Gwyn, she admitted she had been in the company of two men, whom she did not know, just befotre defendant came np. Sergt. Foohnan stated1 that when the pri- soner was searched the American cent. piece anfl 18s. Sid. were found upon him. Defendant stated that he and some friends spent the afternoon at the Ship Hotel singing and dancing. Complainant was there, and witness invited her to go for a walk with him, but she declined. Witness went out with two men who had been talking to prosecutrix, and she walked away with one of them. Some time afterwardis witness and the other man came across the prosecutrix, and witness sat by her for about three miuutea. He de- nied that he took her money; in fact, he did 'I not notice her purse. After a brief retirement, the Chairman said the Bench felt that there was very great doubt in the case—not altogether in the de- fendant's favour—and there was not sufficient evidence to justify a conviction. The case was accordingly dismissed.
NANTYMOEL CARNIVAL & SPORTS. SUCCESSFUL EVENT. Great local interest was evinced in the fancy dress carnival and spores held at the Rectreation Grounds, Nantymoel, on Wednes- day in aid of Cardiff Infirmary and Bridgend Cottage Hospital. Favoured with gloriously' fine weather, the event proved a complete suc- cess, and from a spectacular point of view was pleasing and interesting. Participators in the carnival assembled at the Crossing Field, Ogmoire Vale, and the procession then para- ded the principal thorcughiares of Ogmore Vale and Nantymoel, which were lined with hundreds of people who evidently enjoyed the proceedings. The procession was headed by ,s Mr. E. A. Hale (secretary), who looked well as Mexican Joe, the Wild West Hunter. Mr. Willie Phillips excellently impersonated Dick Turpin, and Mr. John Griffiths. Then fol- lowed the Bridgend Cottage Homes Band, under the superintendent, Mr. C. V. Sayer, and a very fine character representation on horseback was admirably represented by Miss Ivy Ptiiliips, Nantymoel, as Young Wales; Miss L. -Lewis, Iticetown, Daughter of the Regiment; Mr. D. Llewellyn, Ogmore Vale, as a Cavalier, and Miss Lizzie- Williams, Blaenogwr, as The Squire's Daughter. Pro- fessor ji. Court s Hunger-Herring Band was the cynosure of all eyes, and it wculd indeed be exceedingly difficult to excel this most humorous and comicai turn-out. Mir. L. Woodclitf's (Blaengarw) Model Yacht was al&o well liked. Britannia (Miss Alice Edwards) and her four Maids (England, Miss M. E. Jones; Waies, Miss Nellie Edwards; Scot- land, Miss Aiice Williams; and Ireland, Miss E. J. Owen) was an ideal and most attractive character and was greatly admired. Mr. Tom Williams's "The Black Dyke Band" was cleverly arranged. The Garw Boys' Brigade Bugle Band looked exceedingly smart, and their performance was highly praised. Mr. James (Ogmore Vale), "Baby's First Out- ing," was highly amusing. The Dread- nought Crew," with Captain Willie Hale and Co., who have made themselves the favourites of the Bridgend district, were greatly ad- mired. The best decorated dog showed Mr. H. Jones s (Blaenogwy) collie, and Miss L. Phillips s (Nantymoel) Pomeranian were most tastefully arranged. Mr. Jehu's "Silent Band, with theiir medley of instruments, was ingenious. The Ogmore Vale Ambulance Brigade, in uniform, were generally admired for their smart appearance. Master G. H. Qu inland, Pricetown, as Collier Boy, was ex- cellently got up, and the placard on his back, A Piece of the 20th Rule," was very telling. Miss Annie Crum, Raglan, Mon., looked very nice as Gipsy Girl. The appearance of the Ogmore and Garw Urban District Council steam roller," showing men at various works in connection with the administration duties of a Council, was much admired. The duties of carnival judges were well performed by Dr. D. J. Thomas, J.P., Messrs. D. Thomas, Garw John Adams, Nantymoel; W. Bartlett, Ogmore Vale; Mrs. W. D. Williams, Nantymoel; and Mrs. Alfred- Thomas, Nanty- moel. Carnival awards:- Best turn-out, any charactetr (committee- men) 1, E. A. Hale, Mexican Joe, Wild West Hunter; 2, Willie Phillips, Dick Turpin. Representation of any character on horse- back: 1, Ivy Phillips, Young Wales; 2, D. Llewellyn, Ogmore, Cavalier, and Lil Lewis, Fricetown, Daughter of the Regiment. Fancy Dress (on foot): 1, Alice Edwards, Fricetown, Britannia; 2, Alice Williams, Pricetown, Scotch Lassie; 3, M. E. Jones, Nantymoel, English Girl. Decorated cycle: 1, L. Woodcliffe, Blaen- garw, The Model Yacht. Comical turn-out: 1, B. Court, Ogmore Vale, The Hungarian Band; 2, T. Williams, Nantymoel, The Black Dyke Band. Original artistic turn-out for children 1, The Dreadnought Grew, Capt. Willie Hale and Co. Decorated dog: 1, H. Jones, Temple of Fashion; 2, Lennie Phillips, Nantymoel. Artistic fancy dress, boy or girl: 1, G H ffc p ^T]CetTn' 9,o]lk>r 2, Annie Crum, Raglan, Mon., Gipsy Girl. Representation of any trade or industry: 1, Ogmore and Garw Urban District Council, Steam Roller. ATHLETIC SPORTS. The sports and Marathon race in the after- noon drew a large crowd, over 2,000 people passing the turn-stiles. The various pioved in many instances very excitine- though the 12-mile Marathon race was robbed of its interest by the non-appearance of Flymi and. Swan, who were hors de combat. Sullivan won the loud cheers of the spectators lZhl\lne ninn?f'1'and time showed that wav"°to beatVV ha1d to "aH the T\r Thi m' The JudS^s at the spoits weie Dr. Ihomas, Dr. A. W. Andftimr, n, Peebles, Messrs. W. Bartlett, H. H. Price T Llewellyn J David, W. Lewis, D. Thomas' Vale.' Awards1?— Mr' R" Foulkes' Ogmore 12 Mile Marathon Race, from Court Col- man, Hotel to Blackmill' (main road), (round the track: 1, 'Tt Naatymoel. more Vale; 3, W. G.' Evanej 100 Yards Flat Handicap: 1 H Winder Ogmore Vale, 10 yards- 2 a t> • vvin'ciei) Ogmore Vale, 6 yardl S Tn™™ coed, 3 yards. 3' Tom Thoi"as, Pen- IST-i,1' W- ^nn Voi-1 pi i r Blaengwynfi. 31)0 Yaids Flat Rac<v 1 A T? tt i V- G- Smith7<5no?^ Nantymoel. Vale' 100 Yards football Race- 1 A tct r< 1 Ogmore Vale- 9 T" tu. i' "• Cole, r\ J? • w • Thomas, Pencoed • 3 H D. Francis, Fort Talbot ^oea, «j, n. Half-mile Flat Handicap • 1 A TT tt r son, Ogmore Vale, scratch- 2 H w^8' Ogmore Vale. 55 yards- s' TT n Port Talbot, 30 yards Francis, Vate?t:LWar: Mr- Hh-™ (Ogmore at^T^brlhefe0' T2C Band, and the Garw ,Cottage Homes Bam! At Bugle took place under th*x ■ 'oon ascent Chapplr W v.7ePerTrir °J Mr' J; committee who am +a officers and the s.xSi of thefr Dr. D. J Thomas TpY abouas • nomas, J.1* chairman- Mr T H. Peregme, vice-chairman- Mr' A1W7 Thomas, treasurer; Mr E A TTal^ (» ho deserves a sp4c,a[ Srr"g1ES»; John V5K?" PhillipTT3 J.' Job! Chappell, E. Hamer, J. Davief'r' ConS 'w H. Jones, Edward Cox, and W Jones,
4 BARRY v. COWBRIDGE. At Barry on Monday. Scores: Cow bridge. H. Thomas, c Thomas, b Harold 23 J. R. Dunn, lbw, b Horner 0 T. Ev&ns, b Horner g A. I. b Horner 2.5 T. E. Dunn, lbw, b Harokl 0 F. W. Dnnn, c Harold' b Horner 23 B. Bird, b Harold 2 H. A. Dunn, b Harold 5 F. Groom, not out 6 L. Llewellyn, c Williams, b Harolds, 6 D. J. Evans, b Homer 0 86 Bairy. I H. Harold, b J. R. Dunn 6 C. Kirby, Ibw, b F. W. Dunn 14 Horner, b Evans 59 Rev. Stewart, c T. Dunn, b F. Dunn 0 R. Williams, b F. W. Dunn 11 T. J. Morgan, st Thomas, b Dunn 20 H. Thomas, c Bird, b F. Dunns 33 Dr. Brewer, not out 7 F. B. Binch, st Thomas, b Dunn 0 W. B. Robinson, Ibw, b F. Dunn. 3 W. Gameson, c Dunn, b T. Dunn 8 Extras 21 182 I Mourning OW& may be obtained at th.1 jQSainoraKni Guette" Office, Queengkvet,
SHORT STORY.. A SINGULAR CASE. I am in the employment of the well-known Astre Insurance Company. I ho!d a good and trusted position, my work being special and varied, from its very nature, fcince, for one thiny.r have in mv hand all special inquiries to makt whensoever surh inquiry beyond that usually nude is thought advisable. In fact, practically I am what one may term the detective—in a genteel way—of the office. My name is Charlee Sidney, and that item liaiahoa the introductory explanation requisite. Of course, we have good, bad, and indifferent amongst our thousands of clients, who belong to all classes and grades, but few stood better with us than one named Frederic Durant, who was a clerk in a large shipping company's offire in the City. He had been there for some ye; r; when he first insured with us (on his marriage), ..nel was much liked and esteemed. He lived, as so many City clerks do, at Leyton, in Essex, in a nice little six- roomed house. He had no pir-nts living, was an only child, and had no near rel: ti ><•■. Our medical officer's repcrt of him was t qlally satisfactory, except that he found a tendertc. io weakness of the fieart-but no disease, and probably the young man would make a good old age. In June IJr. Lawson pansod him, and the insurance— £ 200 at first—was duly completed, the policy beintr assigned to his wife, naturally. Duiant used often to call himself with the quarterly payment, as the Astre office was in the City, and during the next five years I often chanced to see him. In those five years Durant increased his insurance by degraes to £400, as he had now one child, a qirl, to think of, as well as his wife. After that ae increased it to a thousand pounds. jout a year after that last increase the office received notice of the death of Frederic Durant from his widow, who, of course, claimed the insurance. The doctor's certificate and that of the burial, &c were duly enclosed, as the rules of all insurance e mpanies require. The cause of death was scarlet fever. The poor wife, in her letter, said that Dr. Merrit (a man of repute and skill in Leyton) had not, from the first. given the least hope. A little later, when ah an appointed time Mrs. Durant came to our office to sign the necessary papers and receive the c'neque for her .El.OCO, I chanced to be behind a clerk's desk with its high railings, and, unseen myself, saw her—a pretty enough woman, about thirty, to make one remember her unfailingly; very fair, too, so the deep black set her off. How I pitied her! "But still," I said to our manager, who ppnke with kindly regret of "poor Durant, such a ster.dy, nice fellow"—"still, she can do something with that capital to keep her- self and child. Some widows haven't a penny! And then I thought no more about her or our late client of seven years' standing. About two months after Durant's death, I got leave for a few days to run down to Liverpool, to meet a brother who was coming home from New York by one of the ——- line, due on the 20th. But she did not arrive on that day, nor up to ten on the morning of the 21st. So, in some uneasiness, I betook myself straight to Messrs. 's shipping office, to make inquiries why the Paramatta was overdue. I was at once informed that all was well, but just before sailing there had been an accident with the engines, which had caused delay. She might, there- fore, be two or three days overdue. Most of her passengers had elected to remain with her. So my mind was at rest about my brother's safety. Whilst; the clerk was spaaking some man had entered the office and crossed to the next clerk at the counter. I heard him ask: "What is the earliest I can have berths for New York for myself, and wife, and one child ? Good Heavens' that voice! I knew it so well, and yet—absurd, impossible! the man was dead these two months; I was a fool to be so startled right through. Voices might be so alike, so exactly alike, as to deceive, but sight not so easy. I must see the man's face; it was my duty, since so dark a suspicion had flashed upon me. Only for a second was I so startled; in the next I regained my usual cool self- possession. I should know the face after ten years, let alone not ten weeks. I moved towards the door, therefore, slowly drawing on my gloves, and paused, feigning to button them, at a position whence I saw the man well as he proceeded to take and pay for berths. The first covert good look was enough for me. Figure, face and voice were one identity; he spoke and looked like a man who had been very ill, and he had grown beard and whiskers now as well as moustache; but despite that disguise I knew him—Frederic Durant his very self, alive, and paying out from the insurance money so criminally obtained. He ju-t glanced towards me, as one does at a perfect stranger, on his way out a minute after, nda I followed, pausing outside to let him get ahead at a safe distance. Then I kept him in sight till I saw him enter the Hotel, a second-rate one, evidently the place of his residence pro ten. Of course I went at once to the police, and we obtained a warrant on my sworn information. With that two plain-clothes officers, and myself to identify the man, went to the hotel. "He'll have private rooms, sir, I expect," said the elder, a sergeant, "and won't be likely to go out muoh. Do you know Mrs. Durant by sight too P "Yes. She came to our office to receive the money. I'll address quietly by name first, if you like, and see how he takes it," I added, recalling Lord Bacon's text. "Very well, sir." Arrived at the hotel, I merely asked to be shewn up to Mr. Harper's apartments. "Or is he in the coffee-room P I added, with the air of a familiar friend sure of a welcome. "No, sir. I saw him go upstairs. This way, please. Second floor, No. 8." We 'ollowed up two flights, but, just nearly out- side No. 8 rooms, the sergeant stepped forward and lightly grasped the waiter's arm. "You needn't announce us at all, my man. Go down and get a cab to the door-quietly, mind, for the sake of the hotel." We heard a woman's voice and a child's in the bedroom next; but I softly opened wide the door by us, saw its inmate, and said at once: "How do you do, Mr. Durant ?" I shall never forget the man's start round and sudden ghastly pallor at that name and the sight of us both; but almost in the fame moment he rallied. "What the d--l does this intrusion mean ? he exclaimed indignantly; "there's some mistake, for I don't know you or your friend there from Adam. My name is Harper." "You can swear to the identity, sir?" asked the police officer, for form's sake. "Positively. I am in the service of the Astre Insurance Company, and have often seen Frederic Durant. I take the responsibility of the arrest." The sergeant touched the man's shoulder: "You are my prisoner, on a charge of fraud," be said, producing the warrant, "and "I tell you it's some absurd mistake," broke in Durant. "I am John Harper, as I can prove." "Oh, that's all right if you can," retuinad the officer, unmoved-he knew that sort of rdle by heart —" my duty is to take you. to the station and take charge of all your boxes. You'd best qpme quietly and say nothing." "Confounded nuisance "-Durant tried to laugh— "to be mistaken like this. I must tell my poor wife." "I can't lose sight of you. Ah, here she is, I suppose ?" Yes, it was, and there was a. scene; all to no purpose, of course. She could follow him to London if she chose, but I told her plainly that she might be thankful that she too was not arrested, as an accomplice. Their luggage when searched was found to contain dE900 of the money in bank-notes, but on Durant himself was only ten pounds. Doubtless Mrs. Durant had the rest (of that not spent), with a view to possible detection. In town Durant was formally charged, and remanded for a week. Of course, our solicitor had his instructions, but all the same it was my duty to prosecute inquiries at Leyton. I interviewed the doctor, who could well identify his late patient. The man was so ill, he. said, there was no hope- the fever had such hold. "I hourly, expected the message I got of his death in the early morning. I should have wondered to find him still aiive. i called on my early first found, and both the wife and nurse told me he was dead, and the particulars; and I told the nurRe-who was leaving in an hour—to call for my certificate. I had many patients to see, and I went away." "You mean, doctor, that you did not go up and actually see the alleged dead man before you gave the certificate ? Dr. Merrit looked at me. "Exactly to, Mr. Sidney, and no one can regret that first, and, believe me, the last, such informality on my part. But I knew the Duraats so many years as patients, held them so highly, and had so recently left the man for dying, that, being so pressed for time that morning, I thought the mere form of going up to look. at the cart se might be omitted. If I had, probably, I ftr)ly admit, this fraud could not have been perpetrated, since I should doubtless have detecteu signs of trance Instead of death." "Good heavens, doctor! is that what you suspect ? "Yes, I do. Sometimes, though very rarely, such a thing will occur after scarlet fever. I have had one such case before, and known of one or two besides. And 1 am certain that at the time the wife, nurse (who lefb that day), and undertaker all believed Durant dead. You see, they kept DO servant, so there was no spy on their movements." The. doctor's idea proved correct. The case was an extraordinary one, and made a sensation. The coffin when taken up, was found filled with big stones, closely wedged with j.Kper, under a fheat. Durant was convicted, and got a heavy sentence, Dr. Morrit being admonished by the judge. Subsequently Durant confessed, and explained in detail how and why the dead was done. In truth, be had secretly speculated, lost, and was in need. After being laid in the coffin lie came to from the Stance, and then the sclicrae flashed upon him and bill wife* I'TN* END.1
LLANTRISANT. Postman's Suicide.—A sensation was caused1 at Llantrisant on Friday by the finding of tfce body of Evan Alfred Arnold1 (who had for many years acted as postman in the village) suspended from a rope attached to a beam in axi old workshop. Arnold, it is stated, had Veen Tery depressed, as the result of an at- tack of influenza, which had temporarily in- capacitated him from following his employ- ment. Deceased had' gone out of the house telling his wife that he was going out for a welk. His body was discovered by some rs-> iativee.
LLANTWIT MAJOR Aocident.-r-The friends of Mr. and) .M.œ. Elias George, of Wine-street, will regret to hear that their son, Master Fred George, met with an accident on Sunday, when he was knocked down by a trap, the wheels of which ran over his body. Fortunately no bones were broken, but he was much bruised, and. in consequence, is confined to his bed. He is now progressing as favourably as can be expected. Bank Holiday.—August was heralded by. such a terrible downpour of rain that great real's were entertained about the weather for the next day. During Sunday afternoon and evening tue sky became dearer, and on Bank Holiday the weather improved, but looked threatening, yet dry. The result was a very large influx of visitors, which increased dur- ing the afternoon, when the town; was much crowded. The Barry and Vale of Glamorgan Railway conveyed quite a rush of passengers, and everybody appeared1 to be gratified that for once at least there was a respite from rain. and wild winds. It is often the case that the day after the fair is the best, and the real outburst of sunshine on Tuesday was greatly welcomed. Crowds of visitors took advan- tage of the day to spend it at the seaside, where ba-thing was freely indulged in, and picnics and pleasure parties were held with- out fear of a deluge. Obituary.—In the death of the late Miss Susannah Williams, of Llanmaes, one of. the respected inhabitants of this district has passed away. She was born seventy-five years ago, in the pretty and secluded village of Sigginston, and was a life-long resident in the neighbourhood of her birthplace. For forty years she had kept school at Sigginston and Llantwit Major, but in 1906 she went to live at Llanmaes. She belonged to a class of educationalists that is rapidly vanishing from our midst, and her methods of tefiiching were marked by conscientious and patient care and close attention. Among her characteristics were firmness and kindness, and possessing a strong individuality, her influence made great impression upon her pupils. The death has proved a great blow to her only, sister, who had been her constant and life compan- ion, and to her only brother. The funeral took place at St. Ultydjs Church, Llantwit Major, on the 28th ult., tflie Rev. Edward Jen- kins, M.A.. Rector of Llanmihangel, and curate of Lisworney, officiating. The chief mourners were Mr. John Williams (brother) and Miss Williams (sister), Llaninae- Mrs. Thomas (cousin), Newton Mr. Stew (cousin), Laleston Mr. Jones and Mr. R. Jones (cou- sins), Maesteg, and other relatives. Among T the friends present were Mrs. N. Morgan, Penybryn Mrs. Evans, The Green, Siggin- ston Mrs. Hugh, Sigginston, and many others. THE BOYS' BRIGADE. As announced in last week's issue, a con- tingent of the Cardiff District Battalion and Pontypridd and District Companies' Camp arrived at Llantwit Major on the 27th ult. On Friday last, the main body, accompanied by their band, arrived by Barry and ale of Glamorgan special tram from Carditt, at o.6i) p m and immediately marched into camp, where they will remain until to-morrow (feat- mday) Once more old and new aequain- ianS w»re recognised m the -jll-k„o»n. commanding officer, the Rev. A H. H- Organ, and his staff, which included Chap- lains, the Rev. J. C Redman, L^nb^^cl_l (Congregational), and the Rev. T. Is. 1 hulip son Cardiff (Wesleyan); Medical Officeis Di. Fklian, Cardiff, and Dr. Ev«m, PonggjM; Mr S §■ Andrews, W treasurer, and others. The usual arrangements fort and welfare of the Brigade aa ei e excel lently carried out, and left nothing to e, lently carried out, and left nothing to be de- sired. The daily routine was similai to that of last year, and included the usual moininD prayers! teit inspection Ranging guaid public parades, early bathing stated hours for meals and rest. sports, including baseball, forms of recreation and exercise filled up pait of the time, and camp ^X^ay kindlv and hearty welcome. On feunoay morning it was intended to hold the usual Church parade, but torrents of incessant rain nrevented the Brigade leaving camp, where a Sable t-ice wa\held. In .the evening the Brigade attended divine serv!ce at Ebenezei Congregational Chapel, where the Rev. j Howell, of Brecon, preached.. It had be announced that on Sunday evening and^after- service would be held in the camp field, but to their regret, the Commanding Officers had to abandon it owing to the rain-soaKea Lawience^vice-pre^ident'of the Brigade^ and Mr. D. F. Kerr, secretary, paid a visit to the camp, where they received a very enthusiastic welcome. Tuesday morning was devoted to spirited scouting, and in the afternoon a cricket match was played between boys of the Brigade and the junior local cricket team. In the evening the Rev. A. H. H Organ gave an officers "At Home" in camp, for which a large number of invitations were kindly is- sued, and the hospitality was much appreci- ated by many representative local residents and visitors. Subsequently a public and largely attended' camp concert was held'. Ane Rev. Digby S. W. Nicholl, The Ham, presided and made an appropriate address. Prizes, kindly given by Councillor Edward rvicholi, J.P., Cardiff, for the winners at the Bank Holiday camp sports were distributed by Parish Councillor E. T. Lloyd, West House. The remainder of the week was spent in the usual routine, varied' with exercises, parade, and sports.
1. MAESTEG. Musical Sitccesses.—At a recent examina- tion held under the L.C.M., the following pupils of Miss Nellie Price, A.L.C.M., Caerau, were successful:—Elementary, theory, first class, Mis6 Rosie Owen, Cymnier- road; pianoforte playing, primary division, first class, Miss Alice Davies, Wesley-street, and Miss Irene Wilkes, George-street, Caerau. 196 Wrestling.—At the Maesteg Town-hall last week, G. Jones (Newport) and F. Saville (Ty- lorstown) met in a wrestling match. Jones has a good record as an amateur, whilst Saville, although only six months' old as a professional, lays claim to defeating a num- ber of men at his weight. Saville repeatedly applied the scissors hold and bar Nelson, and had to be cautioned owing to those hold's being barred. Jones gained the first fall in 27 minutes with a flying mare and press down, and the same man gained the second fall in fourteen minutes. Ultimately Saviile gave in. Mr. Jack Neill was referee. In addition, A. W. Coles beat Jack Richards, and Jack Lewis beat H. Richards. Miss Flo Inman and Mr. Charles Neill entertained the audience to variety turns. Maesteg and District Butchers' and Cattle Dealers' Association (Limited).—This com- pany has just been registered with 50 mem- bers, each liable for JEo in the event of windL ing-up, with objects as indicated by the title. The subscribers are: I. M. Davies, 143 Com- mercial-street, Maesteg, pork butcher; E. Harding, 22 Commercial-street, Maesteg, butcher; J. Bennett, 157 Cae ran-road, Caerau, butcher; W. Ratcliffe, 112 Caereu- •road, Caerau, butcher E. Jones, Commer- cial-street, Maesteg, butcher; M. Evans, 122 Caerau-road, Caerau, butcher; G, Rees, 12 Talbot-street, Maesteg, butcher; T- Jones, 126 Commercial-street, Maesteg, butcher; and T. W. Cuff, 6 Alma-road, Maesteg, butcher. The management is vested in a committee. Registered office: 6, Alma-road, Maesteg, Glamorgan.
LLANHARRY. Minister's Departure.-The Rev. J. Jenkins resigned the pastoral care of P'eniel Congre- gational Church, Llanharry, recently, after having ministered there for a period of fully 13 years. During the past eight years Mr. Jenkins has also boeni pastor of the rising church of the same denomination at Nelson, 'and the reason of his resignation of the Llano. harry work was the fact that tli« many calls upon him at Nelson made it impossible for him to render the necessary time to Llan- harry. The church to mark their apprecia- tion of Mr. Jenkins subscribed towards a tes- timonial, which took the form of -an, address and a purse of gold. The address contained photos of the chapel, of Mr. Jenkins, and of his five deacons.
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PORTHCAWL. Look- Out for Porthcawl Lifeboat Carnival, Saturday, August 7 th, 1909. Numerous prizes for fancy costumes, etc. For further particulars see large bills. Secretary, Wyndham T. B. Comley, John-street, Porth- cawl. Moorlands School.—The proceeds of the fair" held at the above school on July 24th, in aid of tho Holiday Home at Southend for the Plaistow, E. London, Children, amounted to £ 9 lis. 6d., after all expenses were paid. This sum is sufficient to send nineteen child- ren to the seaside for a fortnight. All the children are personally known to the Vicar (Rev. Gwen Wilson), and specially chosen by him as suitable candidates for the home, in- tense poverty being one of the necessary qualifications. Death of Mr. Edgar Dukes.—The death of Mr. Edgar Dukes, of Ishvyn House, Victoria- avenue, Fbrthcaw-1. took place on Friday night. Mr. Dukes was in his sixty-fourthu year. For many years he acted as an as- sistant to Dr. Dennis in the Rhondda. and her was known generally as Dr. Dukes. The de- ceased gentleman retired to rest on Friday night in his usual health, but at 6 o'clock on Saturd-ay morning Mrs. Dukes entered the room, and wa.s shocked to find him dead- She immediately sent for Dr. Alexander, who* found upon examination that life was extinct. An inquest was held on Tuesday on the body. Mrs. Dukes, the widow, stated that her hus- band had complained of his heart some days- previously. Dr. Alexander stated that when he was called1 Mr. Dukes was lying down on the sofa. In his opinion death was due to heart disease of long standing. Verdict ac- cordingly. The jury expressed their sym- pathy with the widow.
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COWBRIDGE. Vale of Glamorgan Show.—The unpropi- tious weather on the occasion of the Vale of Glamorgan Show had, as was to be expected, a disastrous effect on the finances of the so- ciety, and the secretary (Mr. T. J. Yorwei-th) reported to a meeting of the committee att the Bear Hotel on Tuesday that the deficits would probably amount to between jE50 and JE60. An appeal is to be made to membera- of the society and others to provide this sum. School Outing.-The annual outing of the Cowbridge Church Sunday School took place on Wednesday, the rendezvous being the, Leys. A large party of scholars, accompanied by the teachers and many other adults, were conveyed by special train, which left Cow- bridge at 9.30, and, ideal weather conditions prevailing, the outing proved altogether suc- cessful and enjoyable. The arrangements were in every respect satisfactory, thanks tOl the efforts of the superintendents and teachers. Success.—The numerous friends of Miss. Eveline Jones, liolborn Villa (organist of Maendy Congregational Church), will be pleased to know of her success at the recent* examination at Trinity College, London. She is now a certificated pianist. of that Ie- nowned College (C.P.T.C.L.). Having gained so remarkable a distinction so early in life, all her acquaintances confidently expect to hear, great things from her in the art of music. She studied with J. E. Deacon, Esq.. Cardiff.
OGMORE VALE. Result of D. J. Davies's Prize Drawing:- 164, 9, 13, 783, 452, 103, 510, 918, 453, 290, 173, 17, 748, 655, 981, 456.
PONTYCLUN. Athletic Sports.—The 11th annual Ponty- clun Athletic Sports were held on Monday. The entries were numerous and the attend-' ance good. Judges, Captain Masters, Messrs. A. Masters, T. H. J. Thomas, A. O'Rorke, R. Gilham, T. N. Morgan, E. Spencer, Dr. Logie, T. L. Evans, J. Llewellyn, D. Davies, J. Dingle, W. Morgan, and Thomas Morgan- starter, Mr. J. Dingle; hon. secretary, Mir. Alf. Hosking; hon. treasurer, Mr. G. S. Morgan; assistant hon. treasurer, Mr. T. Lewis; chairman of committee, Mr. John Morgan. The Talygarn and District Brass Band supplied the music. Results:—120 yards handicap 1, P. R. Burns, Cardiff, 10 yards; 2, W. Bartlett, Cardiff, 1 yard; 3, J. Swan, Tonyrefail, 13 yards. 100 yards boys* trace: 1, Harold John, Whitchurch; 2, J. Grace, Pontyclun; 3, A. Grace, Pontycltin. 200 yards handicap: 1. Len North, Ponty- clun; 2, Charles Lane, Pontyclun; 3, J. Meggins, Pontyclun. 440 yards handicap:) 1, R. Morgan, Llanharran, 35 yards; 2, A. Roberts, Cowbridge, 45 yards; 3, J. Swan, Tonyrefail, 18 yards. Tug-of-wa'r: 1, Tre- orky A; 2, Treorky B; 3, Pontycymmeir.
KENFIG HILL. Public Lighting.—We understand that this question has been deferred indefinitely. Jb is regrettable, in view of the deplorable con- dition of our roads, which are dangerous in the dark evenings. Runaway.—While some hoirses were being driven along Prince's-road one broke adrifb and entered the newly erected premises of-, Mr. W. Rees, draper and outfitter, smashing the large front plate-glass window and doing considerable damage. The Holidays.-The scholars attending tho, Baptist and Congregational and Methodise (Welsh) Sunday. Schools had their annual treats, the former on Monday at Porthcawl,^ and the latter at Sker on Tuesday. Excel- lent arrangements were made for conveying^ the little ones to their destinations, and every, provision for their safety and comfort when** returning. The enjoyable and welcome* change in the weather was more than grati- fying to those who were responsible for the- arrangements. A considerable number of re- sidents travelled to Cardiff to attend the.. Pageant, others crossed1 to Weston, 'an<& others again visited local watering places.
GILFACH GOCH. Wedding.—A pretty wedding was cele- brated at Brynseion, Gilfach Goch, on Tnear» day, the contracting parties being Mr. Ed- mund Griffiths, of Llantrisant Council School son of Mr. John Griffiths, Llanbedr, Nortbt Wales, and Miss Annie Jones, only daughter- of Mr. Lewis Jones, Britannic Vieii- Gilfachi Goch. The bride, who was given a:flY by her father, was attired' in white silk eoline> with white picture hat, trimmed with ostricli feathers. The bridesmaids were M\se Grif- fiths, sister of bridegroom, who was attired tm a cream eoline dress with a black hat.; Miss Ada Thomas, and Miss Maud Hopkins, who were attired in grey eoline, with. black hats- Master Walter Davies and Miss Rachelf Davies, nephew and niece of bride, also at- t,endedi as tiower children. The duties of best man were discharged by Mr- Artis Lt. Hopkins. The Rev. W. Paran Griffiths, Blackmill, officijated. Subsequently a recep- tion was held' at the bride's parents.' house, and' later in the. day the happy couple left Gilfach for Weston-super-Mare. The bride's travelling costumes was plfnti, r$»e« £ er cloth, trimmed with black braid.
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