THE COALFIELD TROUBLE. ( tki: ov:R-LAFpr;G shift. j I -no amendment to eight hours ACT." ACT." The Miners' Federation of Great Britain on Wednesday decided to oppose any Bill to amend the Mines Eight Hourg Act. The de- cision makes impossible the proposal of the South Wales Federation or an amending Bill to facilitate the working of Lhe over-lapping shift system embodied in Clause 15 of the recently-made :v-r<v%nii-r:t. The prem- ise of Mr. Sydney Buxton to introduce an Amending Bill as a Government measure was conditional on the support of the Miners' Federation, or, at any rate, to its passive ac- ceptance by the Federation, so that it might go through Parliament as a non-controversial measure. Wednesday's decision has disposed of that hope. The South Wales Federation, though bound by the agreement to do all in its power to facilitate the working of the over-lapping shift system, has now no hope of achieving its purpose by legislation. There is no hope for a private member's measure oil the lines of the proposed Bill. It would nave but small prospect of success in any circumstances; with the active opposi- tion of the other mining districts it would be foredoomed to failure. The South Wales Miners' Federation is likely to accept the de- cision as precluding the possibility of any legislative solution of the difficulty in the wav of over-lapping shifts in the South Wales coalfield, and will be forced back upon some other method of carrying out the agreement with the coalowners. The choice appears to lie between the adoption of the two-shift sys- tem, or the accepting by the men on the later of the overlapping shifts of working until five o'clock on Saturday afternoons. The official report of Wednesday's sitting of the conference states that the'first busi- ness was to take reports from districts upon the suggestion submitted by the South Wales Miners' Federation for the amend- ment of the Eight Hours Act. They showed a general determination to oppose any such amendment. After full discussion the dele- gates agreed to the following resolution:- "That this conference hereby re-affirms the resolution passed by a former conference on March 30th, and resolves to oppose any Bill to amend the Coal Mines Eight Hours Act. 1908. until it has been fullv sanctioned and authorised by the Miners' Federation of Great Britain." Among those present were Mr. E. Edwards, M.P. (in the chair). Messrs. W. Abraham, M.P.. W. Brace. MP., T. Richards, M.P., and J. Williams, M.P.. South Wales. The conference, it is understood, was prac- tically unanimous in their opposition to the South Wales proposal. Mr. W. BRACE OR MR. T. RICHARDS? It is rumoured that one of the Labour members from South Wales is likelv to be appointed official adviser on Labour ques- tions to the Home Office. There is verv little doubt but that the position would be offered to Mr. William Abraham (Mabon) were it not that he has already passed the customary age to which such appointments are limited. For this reason the choice is said to be between Mr. Thomas Richards and Mr. William Brace.—London correspondent of the" Liverpool Post.).
LOCAL CASES AT QUARTER SESSIONS. At Glamorgan Quarter Sessions on Wednes- day, before Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl. SAD XANTYFFYLLON CASE. Emily Fowler (25) was brought up to re- ceive sentence on the charge of neglecting her two children, Elizabeth Ann Fowler (5) and Martha Mary Fowler, aged one year, at Nan- tyffyllon. Prisoner on the previous day was found guilty, with a strong recommendation to mercy. The Vice-Chairman said this was a very sad case. Prisoner had been in gaol nearly three months, and he understood it was only when she was in drink that she was a bad woman. Under the circumstances he sentenced her to only fourteen days with hard labour.—Tuesday's hearing is reported under Maesteg heading on page 7. MARINE STORE DEALER DISCHARGED. William Robert Bates (25). marine store dealer, Maesteg. was charged with having feloniously received of James Smith and Norman Page 8cwt. of railway chairs, two sheaves, and two tram brackets, value £2 10s., the property of the Glenavon Garw Col- liery Company. Mr. Wilfrid Lewis (instruc- ted by Mr. Edward Evans, Port Talbot) pro- secuted Mr. Ivor Bowen (instructed bv Mr. Lewis M. Thomas, Port Talbot) defended. The point in the case was the question of guilty knowledge. Bates said he refused to buy the material. Page told him he had dug it up at Cymmer. Witness, knowing the Eair had not come by it honestly, said, "I'll ave nothing to do with it," and then he threw the stuff on one side, in case someone might call and claim it. He thought to send fpr the inspector of police, but did not do it as he was very busy. The jury found pri- soner not guilty, and he was discharged. Xorman Page (26), hawker, and James Smith (23), dealer, pleaded guilty to stealing the effects between May 30th and June 10th, and were e&ch sentenced to three months. "LED ASTRAY." John CantreM (60). labourer, Maesteg. pleaded guilty to feloniously receiving of Christopher Littlejohns 1091bs. of copper wire, value £ 6. the property of the Duffryn Rhonddo Colliery Company. This was a case in which Mr. Bowen Davies was for the prose- cution. Mr. Lovat-Fraser (instructed by Mr. W. M. Thomas, Bridgend) said in mitiga- tion that prisoner was a collector of old metal and rags and bones, and his transactions with Littlejohns were in the ordinary course of business, Littlejohns always assuring him that it was all right. The original thief was Littlejohns, and the charge against him was withdrawn, he giving evidence against Can- trell, whom he deceived and led astray. There were no previous convictions. He handed in testimonials as to character, and asked that prisoner should be dealt with under the First Offenders' Act. Cantrell was bound over to come up for judgment if called upon. ALTERING A TRAM NUMBER. CAERAU CASE. William Roberts (39), collier, Caerau, was charged with attempting to obtain by false pretences from Messrs. Xorth's Xavigation Colliery Company the sum of 2s.. on April 21st, at Caerau. Mr. Ivor Bowen (instruc- ted by Mr. E. E. Davies, Maesteg) was for the prosecution, and Mr. St. John Francis- Williams (instructed by Messrs. T. J. Hughes and Lewis, Bridgend) defended. Numerous witnesses were called. It was alleged that prisoner had on one of the trams altered the figures 228, which was Joseph Treasure's num- ber, to 225, which was his own number, for the purpose of becoming entitled to the pay- ment of 2s. Tho tram in dispute was num- ber 26. Prisoner and Treasure were at tho time working in the same place. The tram was recognised by Treasure as being his by the way it was filled, also by the pegging of the tram. For the defendant it was alleged that Treasure and Roberts were not on speak- ing terms and that Treasure had altered the number on his own tram in order to get Roberts into trouble. Prisoner had already sent up one tram number 26. and therefore he know that he would not get the credit of a second tram with the same number on it until the matter had bee investigated. Prisoner was found guilty, but as prosecutors (the Checkweighers' Committee) did not press the' charge, and prisoner had a good character, he was given the chance of paying a fine of £ 2, including costs, or one month's hard labour,
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NEW WELSH CHURCH. FOUNDATION STONE LAYING PONTVCYMMUR. Wednesday was the day set apart for the laying of t:.c foundation stone of a new YvYlv.i j Church at Pontycymmer. Unfortunately, the heavy rain of the past few days militated against outdoor events, and in this case the site was rather muddy in consequence. How- ever, during the ceremony, the rain kept off.- A procession started from the Parish Church, headed by about 20 clergy, including .Vrclideacon Edmondes, \(\s. D. Phdhi Vicar of Newcastle, Bridgend: A. Lane Davies. Ogmore Vale; A. J. Edwards, Ogmore Vaie; J. Jones, Maesteg; J. Francis, Maes-I teg; Roberts, Maesteg; Llewellyn, Gil-! fr.ch — Thomas, Bettws: T. D. Bevan. Ewennv J. Jones, R.D., St. Bride's Major: M. Evanson, Merthyrmawr D. J. Jones, Port Talbot; and E. Arnott, Penyfai. They all wore surplices, and for the first time in the history of Pontycymmer a surpliccd choir was seen in the streets. Suitable music was ren- dered en route, Mr. John Butler conducting. 'ng- A huge crowd had assembled, in the* vicinity of the site, where Archdeacon Edmondes con- ducted the service, assisted by the Vicar of the Garw, Rev. W. Jones. After the service had been intoned, Miss Jones, daughter of Mr. T. W. Jones, contractor, presented a silver trowel and a mallet to Mr. W. A. Wil- liams, Tremains, Bridgend, who laid the stone in the name of Jesus Christ." A col- lection was subsequently taken, which amoun- ted to £12ï 13s. 4d. Tea was provided for visitors at All Saints' Mission-hall, the tables being artistically laid and presided over by the following:—Blaen- garw table: Mrs. Warden, Miss J. Griffiths, Mrs. Dryburgh. and Mrs. Morris; Ponty- cymmer table, Mrs. W. Pilgrim Morris, Miss A. Daniel, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Manley; Pontyrhil table, Mesdames Williams, Mercer, Cooper, and Lloyd. Later in the evening a social meeting was held, when the Garw Male Voice Party con- tributed to an excellent programme. The chair was occupied by the Vicar, who referred to the day's proceedings as memorable in the history of the Established Church in the Garw. He felt proud of the liberality shown at the stone-laying ceremony, and expressed a hope that the building would be the spiri- tual birtji-place of many in the valley. Ad- dresses were also delivered by the Rev. — Stewart, Blaengarw, and Mr. W. Griffiths. Blaengarw. Solos were rendered by Messrs. B. Davies, O. Griffiths, and others. The Male Voice Party, under the leadership of Mr. Butler, rendered three selections in fine style. Mr. G. H. Sparks presided at the piano.
TRAGIC DEATH AT PYLE. WELL KXOWX RESIDEXT DROPS DEAD. The death of Mr. Alfred J. Horsell. Pyle, occurred with tragic suddenness at Pyle on Wednesday. Deceased, itho was a builder, and resided at New Cottages, Pyle, had been superintending the erection of some houses mid-way between Pyle and Kenfig Hill. When nearing Pyle Church on his way home, he was seen by one of his employees, who was near by, to stagger and fall to the ground, vomiting blood. Assistance was immediately rendered, but despite the careful attention he received he expired. He was conveyed home and Doctor Cooper sent for, who, on his arri- val. attributed death to the bursting of a blood vessel, which caused hemorrhage. Deceased was a native of Llanblethian, near Cowbridge, and was 38 years of age. As a lad he came to Pyle as an apprentice to his uncle, Mr. Joseph Horsell, in the monu- mental yard, and for many years he con- tinued in his service. He afterwards secured an appointment as a foreman under a promi- nent London firm at Hong Kong, China, but after some years' stay, was invalided home through ill-health, never fully recover- ing. While in the East he was a prominent Freemason. He was an ardent Churchman, and formerly a very energetic worker, both as a chorister and Sunday School teacher, at St. James's Church, Pyle. Locally he will be greatly missed. Sympathy goes out to his widow and three children in their bereave- ment.
KEEN SHOOTING CONTEST. —,—-—+ TOSDU v. OGMORE VALE. A friendly match between Tondu and Og- more Vale took place on the range at Tondu on Saturday. Advantage was taken of this match by the Tondu and District members to shoot for the possession of the fine Bell bronze medal, presented to the best shot in the club by the Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs. The winner of this medal is entitled to compete for the valuable Bell trophy to be shortly shot for at Edinburgh. Rivalry among the Tondu men was very keen. At the close of a fine contest Mr. J. P. Leat was announced the winner. The pleasure of the meeting was somewhat marred by frequent showers of rain, which were responsible for the abandon- ment of the popular disc smashing competi- tion. Both the Tondu and Ogmore teams were entertained to a meat tea by Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Leat, who were warmly thanked by Mr. A. E. Marks, the Ogmore Vale secretary. The following aggregate scores at 25, 50, and 100 yards range, show that the honours of the match fell to Tondu by the narrow margin of 9 points. Scores: Ogmore Vale:—A. Padfield, 285; H. Lewis, 277; A. Burford, 275; H. Ham, 274; W. Hopkins, 273: E. Leighfield, 285: E. Lewis, 277; A. E. Marks, 279; J. David, 258; T. Sherrah, 258. Total, 2,739. Average per man, 273.9. Tondu and District.—J. P. Leat, 283; J. Moles, 279; H. C. Riley, 275; Barrow Evans, 273; J. T. Hopkins, 268; J. Power, 280; A. A. Saunders, 276; J. Allen, 274; T. Edwards, 273; F. Harrison, 267. Total, 2,748. Aver- age per man, 274.8.
DANGER IN MINES. RESCUE STATIOX AT TOXDU. Since the Government has taken up the question of the erection of mining rescue- stations, the South Wales coalowners have manifested a strong desire to be in the van. It is stated that a scheme was originally drawn up for the erection of 11 stations, and a sum of £ 30,000 was to be spent. The Coal- owners' Association, however, thought it would be better that the details should be carried out by the county associations of the coalowners. Up to the present five stations have been decided upon in South Wales, and two of these—at Cruinlin and Aberaman—are al- ready in existence. Plans have been pre- pared-or are in course of preparation—for new rescue stations at Porth for the Rhondda Valleys, at Tondu for the Garw, Ogmore. and Llynfi Valleys, and at Swansea for the Wes- tern district. It-has not yet been decided what kind of apparatus shall be adopted, but in all prob- ability the matter will be discussed at a meet- ing of the Mining Board of the South Wales University College. Dr. J. J. Haldane (the Home Office expert on explosive gases in mines and on rescue ap- pliances) is taking keen interest in the matter and will in all probability give his valuable assistance in regard to instruction in rescue work, which it is proposed to conduct in the various centres of South Wales during the winter months. It is estimated the stations will cost about £ 2.000 or £ 2,500 for the erection and the equipment of necessary machinery for ventil- ation, lighting, etc. This will involve an initial outlay of about £ 15,000. The equip- ment of the necessary apparatus for each sta- tion will vary according to its size, but an average estimate would be from £ 500 to £ 1,000 per station. It is calculated that each station will cost from £ 700 to £ 1,000 for annual maintenance, so that according to these figures the first outlay represents a sum of about £ 15.000 and the annual maintenance between £ 5,000 and £ 7,000. These stations are being erected by separ- ate groups of colliery owners in each of the several areas, and each will have a specially qualified instructor to train all the men in rescue work, and it is proposed that he should live on the premises. They will also be in telephonic com- munication with all the collieries in case of emergency, and arrangements are to be made for conveying the apparatus by motor car to the scene of any accident.
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RELATIONSHIP OF SOCIALISM. TO THE EDITOR. Sir, — As Mr. Hiivvs ha.; strayed so far array from the economies of iahsm, A.am afraid the greater part of this letter must be written to point out where he has strayed, and to re- Ires.i his memory. Vv e are debating upon the economics of Socialism. Mr. Huws has a very peculiar habit of answering questions which are not put to him and evading those which are; for instance, in my last letter I pointed out how utterly Edii-uloUi, Ids defence pointed out how utterly Edii-uloUi, Ids defence of the present system appeared; and the- childlike reply I get to that is a quotation on Free Love by Belfort Bax. Further, when 1 j point out (by naming evils which exist to-day, such as unemployment, the very poor, women j workers, hungry school children, etc.) that the two ruling parties to-day, i.e., Conserva- tives and Liberals, have not got the welfare of the people at heart, 1 get the same ridicu- lous reply, Free Love. J pointed out that Mr. Huws admitted quite clearly that Socialists want the betterment of the "whole" of the people. I called the atten- Tion of Mr. Huws to the fact that he gave a definition of Socialism himself; thus, "The collective ownership of the means of produc- tion and distribution." To each of these he replies "Free Love." Again, I pointed out that he was at a loss in attacking the econo- mics of Socialism. He now simply empha- sizes that fact by giving his quotations on Free Love. Dealing with the figures, I quoted from Mr. Chiozza Money on the distri- bution of wealth, Mr. Huws says that the complexion I put upon them is false. That is an untruth on his part; the figures I quoted were the exact figures given by Mr. Money (" Riches and Povertv"). Roughlv speaking, 'Mr. Money sums up the national wealth thus: Population, 43,000,000; aggregate income, £ 1,710,000,000; and, as I quoted in my last letter, li millions of people take £ 585,000,000, 3J millions of people take t245,000,000, mak- ing a total for 5,000,000 people of £ 830,000,000. The remaining 38,000,000 people take £ 880,000,000, so that almost one half of the national wealth goes to 5.000,000 people. Out of the remaining 38,000,000 people, there are about 15,000,000 of manual workers; 1.000,000 of these are incompetent, and earn an average of £2;) per head per an- nitiii less than 10s. per week. The remain- ing 14,000.000 (as I quoted in my last letter) earn £ 45 per annum—less than tl per week —making a total for the 15,000,000 of £ 655,000,000. t225,000,000 is earned by workers not manual (shop-keepers, assistants, clerks, etc.), making the totaf for 38,000,000. £ 880,000.000. I defy Mr. Huws to say these are not the figures given by Mr. Money. Judging by the way he has given up quoting Mr. Money's figures, and quoted Fabian Tract No. 5, it appears that Mr. Money's figures are "too hot." Anyhow, I will take Mr. Huw's own figures, quoted from Tract No. 5. He says that tG90,000,000 is paid yearlv to' manual workers; and paid to labour, not manual. £ 460,000,000; total, £ 1,150,000,000: rent and interest making the national income £ 18,000,000,000. So we find, by his own figures, that out of £ 18,000,000,000, labour of all kinds takes £ 1,150.000,000, and £ 16,850,000,000 is left for those who toil not, neither do they spin-a beautiful picture. Mr. Huws tries to point out in a very boisterous manner, that sneer- ing at the economics of Professor Jevons is no answer. I would have thought that by this time Mr. Huws would be intelligent enough to see that his petty little individualistic quo- tation called for nothing more serious than a sneer. I take it that Mr. Huws is satisfied that Let us take him at his word" is not an admission, because I get no reply, unless, of course, his quotation from Belfort Bax on Free Love applies to that also. My argu- ments go to prove that Altruism is as deep a t human motive as Egoism, and that given an opportunity, such as living under a co-opera- tive system, Altruism would be developed far more than Egoism: all these remain unan- swered,, unless, of course, in his simplicity, he applies Free Love to those as well. I see that he is going to meet my arguments again on equality. Xo doubt on this occasion Free I Love had to have a good "lead in." In a manner that is insulting to the toiling masses, Mr. Huws has made a feeble attempt to deal with private ownership of land. He said that as far as we can possibly ascertain, I think we can safely say that the present owners did earn it." Then, if those 400 people who own 5,729,979 acres of land, and those 1.288 people who own 8,497,699 acres, earned them. surely the toiling masses have earned over and over again more land than there is in the country; but, strange to say, the vast majority of them own none. To use religion as an ambush, as Mr. Huws does, and from that place of concealment to shoot at Free Love, is no attack whatever upon Social- ism. If at any time, after this debate is over, he wishes to debate on Free Love (re- membering that the one has nothing to do with the other), I am quite prepared to meet him (providing, of course, that the columns of the Gazette" are open to us). And now, having, I hope, made the case quite clear, even for Mr. Huws, I will endeavour to show, according to his own definition, that Socialism has nothing whatever to do with either reli- gion or Free Love. The following is his own definition: "The collective ownership of the means of production and distribution." What has that got to do with either question? Xothing whatever. Anybody who believes that the means of production and distribu- tion should be owned collectively is a Social- ist. For instance, you can believe in "co- operation" (which is the principle of Social- ism), and be a Christian you can believe in it and be an Atheist or a Free Lover, a tee- I totaller or a drunkard. I will name a few cases in point:—Harry Quelch, Belfort Bax, H. G. Wells, and others, are Free Lovers; but they believe in collective ownership, therefore they are Socialists: but collective ownership of the means of production and dis- tribution is certainly not Free Love. Blatch- ford, Hyndman, Macpherson, and others are Atheists, but they believe in collectivism; therefote they are Socialists, but collectivism is not Atheism. Many ministers of the Gospel are Socialists because they believe in collectivism, but collectivism is not Christian- ity. All these believe in collectivism: but they differ in opinion as to which way collec- tivism will be brought about. Many Atheists believe that Christianity is detrimental to progress-a hindrance to the fruition of an ideal state of collectivism-so they attack Christianity. But, on the other hand, many believe that Christianity is the only doctrine that will be the means of bringing about an ideal state of collectivism; so they try to up- lift Christianity. Speaking generally of the I.L.P.. they .believe in educating the toiling masses on the economics of Socialism, and dealing in no manner whatever with any man's religion. In fact, a belief in collectiv- ism cannot possibly affect any man's religion, because it does not deal with it any more than does Free Trade or Tariff Reform. For in- stance, John Burns, M.P., is a Liberal and an Atheist, but it would be ridiculous to say that Liberalism or Free Trade is Atheism or Free Love. I hope that Mr. Huws will clearly understand that, even by his own definition of Socialism, and attack upon Atheism or Free Love only makes him appear more ridi- culous: and I may add that any future at- tempt on his part to adopt such a bigotted mode of attack upon subjects which are quite foreign to Socialism, will be treated with the contempt they so richly deserve. Thanking you in anticipation,—Yours, etc., RICHARD BEXXETTA. Pontyrhil. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Will you allow me a little space in your valuable paper to answer Mr. Gwynedd Huws, who, I must admit, is very clever. He compliments me by saying that I argue in the true Socialist style, meaning that I evade the main issues, as he terms it. We do not happen to agree on that score. It is he who deliberately takes that position, knowing, as he does, that he has no chance whatever in the argument, unless he plays the same trick as his co-partners (the Anti-Socialist League). A very good pupil at their school, he has adopted their tactics to a nicety. The same arguments were used by' them against the Right Hon. D. Lloyd George at the last General Election. During this last month their activities have been concentrated in another direction. And, lo! behold! sir, the target of their bullets this time is not the wicked Socialists and infidels, as they call us. but Nonconformity and the people and preachers who were their most esteemed friends in the last Mid-Glamorgan election against Mr. Hartshorn. The manifesto issued by the Anti-So-ialist League informs I us that: Nonconformity's historic ideal of under Free CVt-ch Council oppres- sion is now perishing of r. pritT.icraft viler fha-i thi.; land has e\e;- k"ov.i. With tho :"i" id-/V- ar.d Mr. Gcw<> Cadbiiry as' I, biggest contributor from t; e outset, a sort of Nonconformist conclave has usurped authority, aided bv clerics undistinguished except by politics, and politicians unable to subsist except bv forced levies on the funds of T' (I loll Is,( s. What does Air. Kuws think of the attitude of his friends? And, by the way, what do our Nonconformist ministers of the valleys as being members of a priestcraft viler than this land has ever known"? Mr. Huws states that Socialism must not be fought with kid gloves. What I expect next from Mr. Huws as an intelligent man is for him to put up his dukes" against Social- ism. and not against Free Love and Atheism. Now I wish to he clear. To all attacks on Free Love and Atheism, especially if those attacks are intended to do away with those views, I say Amen. But I cannot under- stand a man attacking those views and term- itg them Socialism. I am sorry to find Mr. Huws hitting out at a bogey and calling that bogey Socialism. As I stated before, if Socialism as an economic theory is wrong, show it. When I find that out, Mr. Huws can reckon on me to contribute a little assis- tance against Socialism. But in the mean- time I shall wait and see these champions of capitalism wasting their strength in a frail attack on our good sound theory. Mr. Huws has 'defined Socialism in one of his letters as an economic theory, viz., the nationalisation of the means of production, distribution, and exchange. Does he mean the means of production to be women, or the machinery used on the land to produce wealth? According to his letter in your last week's issue, women are the means of produc- tion. If your intelligent readers will com- pare his definition of Socialism and the rest j of his letter, they will see the parting of the ways. I Mr. Huws has been educated under Social- ism. as far as education is concerned, for education is provided by a State Department. Must I believe consequently that he is an Atheist and a Free Lover? Every letter that Mr. Huws sends to the Gazette" comes through a Socialistic medium (the Post Office). Is he not afraid that his letters will be contaminated with Atheism and the destruction of the marriage tie through being carried in the Government carriage ? Mr. Huws walks on roads that are collec- tively owned and collectively used (Social- ism). Then, according to his argument, every person who dwells at Blaengarw. preachers and all, are rank Atheists. Searching over the catalogue in the Work- men's Library and Institute of Blaengarw I find Mr. Huws's name nominating certain papers that could be purchased and placed in the library for the use of the members. Is he not afraid of Atheism and Free. Love? Is he not aware that there is a bit of Socialism concerning our library? It is collectively owned and collectively used. I belong to a co-operative shop, another col- lectively owned concern. (Socialism on a small scale). Does Mr. Huws want to make me believe that because I deal in a shop which returns the profits to the members instead of into the pockets of a private owner, I am an Atheist and a Free Lover? Absurd. The notion is absolutely ridiculous. As far as Atheism is concerned, does he think that Bethania Church would allow an Atheist (philosophical) to be a member of their com- munity? And as far as Free Love is con- cerned, I am sure that our family does not want to destroy the marriage tie. Just now I take a glimpse through the win- dow and I see the lofty mountains with their shoulders reaching far into the sky. Within their coffers there is abundant wealth. If that wealth were owned by the State instead of by Lord Dunraven and others, does Mr. Huws argue it would mean Atheism ? I work in a coal mine. I get access to the ground in order to produce wealth for the company that run it. Change the system, and let the wealth created by society be owned and used in the interest of that society instead of society toiling and a few robbing the products of their toil (as it is to-day) and that would mean Atheism and Free Love, ac- cording to Mr. Huws's logic! Does Christianity mean that it is righteous for men to take advantage of others' talents and genius to organise society so they can plunder the products of their toil ? Xo a thousand times, Xo. It is capitalism—with its sweating systems, women and child labour (because it is cheaper than man's), its slums and infantile mortality—that is Anti-Chris- tian. Capitalism is the murderer of the human race. Capitalism denies God. Capitalism denies marriage ties. I pray to see the workers awakening. Fellow workers, don't be led astray by these tricksters, who may be fishing for the reward of capitalism. It is a pity that Mr. Huws could not find a quotation of Mr. Ramsay Macdonald's that was more inconsistent with his saying: that religion was the breath of a man's life. Mr. Huws wants to impute that Macdonald was attacking religion. But again I ask him to be fair. What Macdonald stated was that Most Marxian Socialists attack religion." That does not mean that Mr. Macdonald does but that most Socialists who follow the Marxian theory of value do.—Yours, etc., GWILYM. Blaengarw. 1 A DISCLAIMER. To the Editor. Sir.-The pamphlet" Was Jesus a Social- ist?" so foten quoted by Mr. Gwynedd Huws as an I.L.P. pamphlet, was not published by the I.L.P. The thought that one of the Socialists interested in the debate would have refuted it, is the reason I have not done so before.—Yours, etc.. TALIESIX WILLIAMS. Pontycymmer. CIRCULATION OF BASE COIN. TO TOT BETTOR. Dear Sir,—I should be thankful for the use of a small space in your columns to warn the public generally, and hotel-keepers and small shop-keepers especially, of the presence in the district of some person who have been passing counterfeit money on unwary tradesmen in Bridgend during the present week. The false coin which I saw was a florin, stamped on one side with the image of Queen Victoria. I am given to understand that the coins which have been mostly used were half-crowns and flol-itis.-Yotirs trulv, JOHN G. JEXKIXS. Bridgend. June 30th.
BRYNCETHIN. Mining Success.—Mr. Stanley Morgan. Bristol House, has been awarded a summer course in surveying for three weeks at the Penarth Countv School, on the result of the examination held some time ago in mining, etc. This will be Mr. Morgan's second course at the summer mining school, he having won a similar scholarship last year. Peniel Sunday School.The annual treat of the Peniel Congregational Sunday School was held this year as usual, and was one of the most successful since the formation of the school. Between 230 and 300 children sat at the tables, and after tea an adjournment was made to a, field kindly lent by Mr. Howell Williams. J.P., Bryncethin Farm, who is superintendent of the school, and games were indulged in. Fruit and sweets were distributed amongst the children, whose com-, fort was ensured by the arrangements made and attention given by the pastor. Rev. H. I Eynon Lewis, and teachers.
At the Eton and Harrow cricket match a Har- row boy named Cobden made an immense num- ber of runs. A gentleman asked a small Har- rovian: "Is this -boy Cofcden any relation to ih-a great Cobden?" "No," replied tho little chap, rovian: "Is this bov Cofcden any relation to ih-a great Cobden?" "No," replied tho little chap, scornfully, not any relation. 1L is the great I Cob-den, Hegan: "I think Miss de Blank is very rude." Jones: "What causes you to think that? I never thought her so." Hegan: "I met her out for a walk this afternoon, and asked if I wil bt see her home. She said: Y£"" I could see it from the top of the High School building, and that it wasn't necessary to go any further.' When a young lady tripped into a music-store the other day, and asked the bashful clerk in at- tendance for" Two Kisses," he jammed on his hat, and rushed out of the back door. The clerk, never having heard of the raicee of musij, thought he was the victim of a proposal, and his salary wa.s not large enough to support two.
CRICKET. T.ie pitcli for tiiis match at Bridgend on ??«dno3day did not pa well, nnd scoring was ccmparativt-ly low. Lev. A 1c wyn J ones and Dr. Low bowled well tor the homo team, and i-rrcciiard ror S'.rahsea did great execution with little punishment. Scores: — Bridgend. Hev. A. Jones, b Pritchard 17 H. L. Blosse, c Lidgey, b Pritchard. 0 R. C. Griffiths, run out 6 Dr. A. Low, run olit 0 T. D. Schofield, b H. A. Jones 3 Fred Harris, c and b Pritchard 0 VV. J. Lewis, c Johnson, b Pritcliard -1 -D. Griffiths, not olit 10 Percy Harris, b Pritelmrd -t E. Thomas, b Pritchard 0 Alf. Jenkins, b Pritchard 1 Extras (j 57 Swansea. M. Williams, b Rev. A. Jones 29 E. H. Tyler, lbw, b Rev. A. Jones 2 C. Johnson, b Rev. A. Jones 8 R, A. Jones, not out 39 A. J. Pritchard, b Dr. Low 12 R. A. Thomas, b Dr. Low 0 P. C. Beran, st Griffiths, b Dr. Low 5 E. Pascoe, b Dr. Low 14 Lidgey, not out 4 Extras 5 Total (seven wickets) 118 Barron and Lyons did not bat. POllTHCA WL v. ST. DAVID'S (XEATH). Owing to the late arrival of the visitors on Saturday afternoon, the match between Porthcawl and St. David's (Neath) did not start until past four o'clock, and eventually had to be abandoned owing to rain, Porth, cawl being undoubtedly robbed of a victory. Special mention must be made of W. R. Evans and S. Elt, who scored 39 runs between them out of a total of 76, and ('. Harry, who bowled well, taking six wickets at a cost of 24 runs. Will the captain kindly try in future to have the matches started nearer the advertised time, as it is very tedious having to wait, not infrequently, half an hour before a ball is bowled ? If the visitors carlnot get there by the proposed time for starting, why not advertise the match a little later? PorthcawL R. C. Bevan, c Evans, b March 1 S. Elt, b Griffiths 17 W. David, c Barnett, b Jones 3 B. C. Tyler, b Griffiths 2 W. it. Evans, c March, b Beddoe 22 A. S. Lilley, b Beddoe 9 C. Harry, b Beddoe 0 F.Bowen.c Mills, 1) Jones (j R. M. S. Coles, run out 3 J. H. Thomas, st Evans, b Jones. 3 E. Wilkins, not out 1 Extras 9 "0 St. David's. A. Griffiths, run out 2 E. Evans, b C. Harry 4 A. Francis, c Tyler, b W. David 7 S. G. Jones, b C. Harry ,1, G. Mills, c and b W. David 0 M. Beddoe. b C. Harry 7 W. March, b C. Hai-i-y 9 C. Evans, c Coles, b C. Harry 10 W. Beddoe, not out I H. Bartlett, lbw, b C. Harry 2 E, Francis, not out I. 2 Extras. 6 Total (nine wickets) 54
GOLF. -+- SOUTHE H XDOWX. The competition for the Devil's Own Bowl, the trophy presented to the club by the lawyers of Bridgend, opened on Wednesday on the Southerndown Links in most boister- ous weather, a gale of wind blowing all day. with heavy showers in the afternoon. The competition consists of two medal qualifying rounds, the four top players qualifying for the semi-final, which is played under match rules. In the qualifying rounds Mr. J. S. Gaskell played good steady golf considering -the adverse conditions, and in the second round his net score on a handicap of 7 was 79, a stroke better than bogey. The following four players qualified for the match play stages Heap. Net. J. S. Gaskell 7 167 G. A. Cameron 9 IG8 J.A.Stockwood 20 171 D. O. Evans 7 173 I lie draw resulted in Messrs. Gaskell and Cameron and Messrs. Stockwood and Evans meeting in the semi-final. The latter pair played off their match at once, resulting in the defeat of Mr. Stockwood on the twentieth green.- Medal Sweepstakes.—Morning. Gross. H'cap. Xet. G. Cameron 91 9 82 E. Bramlev 94 9 85 J. A. Stockwood 105 20 85 Afternoon. Gross. Xet. J. S. Gnskell 86 7 79 D. O. Evans 90 7 83 ROYAL PORTHCAWL LADIKS' MEETING A high wind was not conducive to good scoring in the eighteenth annual meeting of the Royal Porthcawl Ladies' Club, which concluded on Wednesday. There were ten entries for the open singles (medal play under handicap), the winner being Mrs. Cowtan, with a net score of 96, while Miss Queenie Scott won the prize offered for the best score over nine holes, with a card of 67— 17V—50,1, a similar prize being also won by Miss Gladys Jones, who returned a card of 61—17\—431. Out of a similar number of entrants, Miss Glanfield won the open bogey competition. In the open singles for ladies Mrs. Orr carried off the cup previously held by Miss Glanfield. The men's open singles attracted twelve entries, Mr. G. Renwick proving the winner. Details: Open Singles. Gross. H'cap. Net. Mrs. Cowtan 116 20 96 Miss Glanfield 104 6 98 Miss Gibson 104 5 99 Open Bogey Competition. Strokes received. Miss Glanfield 4 5 down Mrs. Cowtan 10 9 Mrs. H. C. Vivian 8 10 Miss Mary Jenkins 13 10 Mrs. Orr 20 11 Open Singles for Men. Gross. H'cap. Net. G. Renwick 80 ti 81 W. Sweet-Escott 85 3 82 T. Jones 85 3 82 Ladies' Open Singles. Gross. H'cart. Xet. -Nli-s. 01-1 119 27 92 Mrs. H. C. Vivian .104 10 94 Miss Mary Jenkins 112 17 95 \Mrs. Cowtan .115 18 97 Open Mixed Foursomes. Strokes received. Mrs. Cowtan and Mr. A. J. Solomon 8 1 down Mrs. H. C. Vivian and Mr. Keith Herne 4 2 Mrs. W. Pvman and Mr. W. Sweet Escott 11 3 Mrs. Orr and Mr. F. W. Orr 12 3 Miss Gwen Jenkins and Dr. M'C'all 15 4 Miss Glanfield and Air. G. Renwick 1 (j Mrs. Furncaux and Mr. Fllrncaux 6 7 Approaching una rutting Sweep. Strokes. Dr. -If '('a I 4 Tom Jones 5 IZE-PL-t-YED TIE AT PORTHCAWL. The tie for the Severn Brigade Shield between Messrs. Tom Jones and Keith Herne was decided at Porthcawl on Wednesday morning, Mr. Jones winning by 2 strokes.
A party of sportsmen and scientists will leave Southampton in October on hoard one of the vessels of the Royal Mail Steamship Company for a cruise- round the world, affording opportunity for deep-sea dredging, fishing, shooting and scientific research.
MAESTEG. Picture Palace.—Some exceptionally good pictures, including Children s Doctor, wTe shown here last night to good houses. The varieties this week are very good. Henri Bekker, in his legerdemain aet,_ is smart and un-to-da U\ sonic of his tricks being very mys- t if Gus Hindcll, in his song scena, "Boys will be Boys," scores encores at each performance, his songs and t)atter, being ex- ceptionally funny. HIS voice is of an excel- lent quality, and quite takes the audience. Next week, for six nights, commencing Mon- day, there will be all new pictures and varie- ties. Vasey and Ramsey have been engaged at enormous expense also Hunter and Bob, in Humpsti Bumpsti, a very funny act.
LLANTRISANT. Council Opposition. The Llantrisant^ and Llantwit Vardre Rural District Council have I petitioned the House of Lords to be heard against the Pontvpridd and Rhondda Joint Water Board Bill when before a Select Com- mittee of the Upper House. The Bill has gone through the Commons. Fishing.—The pollution in the Ely at Llan- trisant.is getting worse and worse, and scores of fish have been killed recently. As if that were not enough, there are now reports of wholesale liming a couple of miles or so aoove that place and a man was captured with 200 to 250 trout of all sizes in a sack on his back. t Quite recently also the Cocd-y-Goras brook, out Llanedarne war, has suffered the same fate. Caught. — At the Glamorgan Quarter Sessions on Wednesday, the Chairman char- acterised the offence of "frvan Morgan (06), haulier, and Thomas Catkins (63), haulier, as very bad. The men. against whom there were previous convictions, pleaded guilty to maliciously putting lime in certain water at Llantrisant on 16th June, belonging to Win. Meyler Thomas, with intent to destroy fish. Each was sent to hard labour for three months.
WICK. Friendly Societies' Demonstration.—The annual dinner of the members of the Oddfel- lows and Philanthropic Friendly Societies of Wick and Monknash took place on Saturday. Headed by the Peneoed Brass Band (under Bandmaster Moore), the members, wearing their scarves and carrying the baiiiiers of their lodges, attended Divine service at Wick Parish Church, where an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. E. Rees. After service, the upper part of the village was par- aded, and at half-past one, the Schoolroom was reached, full justice being done to the sumptuous dinner there provided by Mrs. Gibbon, of the Star Inn. The visitors were the Revs. J. Jones and E. Rees, Drs. Avro and Templeton, and Mr. Kibblewhite. Din- ner over, the Rev. J. Jones was voted to the chair. In addition to the loyal toasts were The Spiritual and Temporal Forces," "Friendly Societies." "The Visitors," "The Hostess," and The Chairman," and speeches were delivered by the Chairman, Messrs. J. Dunn, T. Morgan, R. Lewis, E. Williams, and G. E. Kibblewhite. The toast list ended: the members were marshalled, and paraded Broughton and Monknash, re- turning to the Star Inn at seven o'clock, when the band played the National Anthem. Thanks are due to Messrs. Richard Howells and William Hinde, for their efforts in con- nection with the event.
KENFIG HILL j Inquest. — An inquest touching the death of Mr. William Rees. of Cefn Cottages, who was instantly killed by a fall of stone at Cefn Col- liery. as reported last week, was held at Xebo Baptist Chapel by the district coroner, Mr. Howell Cuthbertson. Evidence of identifi- cation was given by the widow, Mrs. M. Rees, and after a short deliberation, the Jury re- turned a verdict of "Accidental Death. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon at Maudlam Parish Church, and was largely attended by deceased's fellow workmen and the colliery officials. He was a quiet, unas- suming man, and great sorrow is felt for his widow in her sad bereavement. Temperance Demonstration.—A successful demonstration was held in connection with the local Rechabites, assisted by the Merchyd y De Branch of the B.W.T.A., on Saturday last. Preceding the procession, a splendid tea was partaken of at Moriah Vestry at 3.30. a large number sitting down to the good things provided. The following ladies and gentlemen rendered valuable assistance in various capacities-Mesdames Watkins, Lloyd, Evans, David, Barnet, Griffiths, Pen- nell, Brown, Williams. Jenkins, Matthews, Howell, Rowe, and Hugh, Mis'ses Owen, David, F. Rees, B. Rees. Baker, Francis, Wil- liams, L. Rees. Pulsford, and Marshall, Messrs. G. Ellis, J. T. Howell, A. Evans, and T. Barnet. After tea a large and very in- teresting procession was formed, and at 6.30 the main streets were paraded, the members wearing the regalia of their Order, and each juvenile bearing a small flag. The chief marshalls were the Chief Ruler of the Recha- bite Order (Mr. James Howells). Messrs. John James (treasurer), T. J. and A. R. Howe (sec- retaries), assisted by Rev. D. Williams, Messrs. A. W. Howe', G. Evans, A. Minty, and J. David. The Taibach Temperance Band played stirring marches en route, and contributed in no small degree to the success of the procession, which undoubtedly was one of the finest turn-outs seen in the locality. Arriving at Elim Chapel, a concert was held, there being a large and appreciative audi- ence. In the unavoidable absence of Mr. J. Phillips, Aberavon, Mr. Stenner presided. Excellent solos were rendered by Misses A. John, M. Baker, and Powell and Mr. D. Richards; and two piccolo solos by Mr. James Price. Mr. David Reece gave some selec- tions on the violin in faultless style. The juvenile choir, under the conductorship of Miss M. A. Jenkins, sang Over the fields of clover," which drew forth rounds of ap- plause from the audience. Miss M. A. Rich- ards, L.R.C.M., A.C.M., efficiently accom- panied at the pianoforte, and was heartily thanked at the close for her services. A simi- lar compliment was paid to the chairman and to all who had contributed to the evening's entertainment.
CRICKET FIXTURES. + ,u- BRIDGEND. July 2.—Ogmore Valley Home July 6.—Cardiff Thistles Home July 13.—Plymouth Merthvr Away July 20.—Mr. A. J. Dartnall's XI.Home July 27.—Glamorgan Gypsies Home Aug. 2.—Plymouth Merthyr Home Aug. 10.—Llantrisant Home Aug. 13.—Ogmore Valley Away Aug. 17.—Mr. A. J. Dartnall's XI.Away Aug. 24.—Glamorgan Gypsies Away Aug. 27.-Briton Ferry Away KENFIG HILL. July 2.—Porthcawl Away July 9.—Port Talbot Centrals Away July 14.—Margam .Away July 16.-Garw Wanderers Home July 23.-Aberavon Nomads Away July 30.-Cefn Cribbwr Home Aug. I.-Neatb O.P Away Aug. 6.-Holv Cross Home Aug. 13.—Neath O.P, Home Aug. 20.-Port Talbot Mansel Away Aug. 27.-Tondu Home Sept. 3.-Cefn Cribbwr Home PORTHCAWL. July 2.-Kellfig Hill July 9.-Cardiff U.K.C.T.A. July 16.—Visitors July 23.—Forestfach July 29.—Mr. R, Pole's XI. Aug. 1.—Cadoxton Aug. 3.—Mr. Walter Jones's XI., Neath Aug. 4.-Temple C.C., Swansea Aug. 6.—Ogmore Vale. Aug. 13.-Briton Ferry 2nd XI. Aug. 20.-Cardiff Y.M.C.A. Aug. 27.-St. David's, Neath Sept. 3.-Port Talbot GARTH OLD BOYS. July 6.—Maesteg Teachers Home July 9.—Tondu Seconds Home July 13.—Maesteg U.D. Council .Home July 16.—Blaengwynfi Home July 23.—Zion Church, Maesteg. Away July 30.—Park Rangers Away Aug. G.-Tondu G.W.R Home Aug. 13.-Zlon Church, Maesteg .Home Aug. 20.-Tondu G.W.R Away Aug. 27.—Glyncorrwg Away Sept. 3.—Blaengwynfi Away
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PORTHCAWL. I Good Fare.—Patrons of the Pavilion will be pleased to hear that the Bandits are to be augmented on Monday by Mr. Bert Gates, of London, the celebrated ventiloquist, baritone and mimic at the piano. Bethel C.M. Sunday School.—The scholars of the above Sunday School have been very successful in the recent County Scripture examination, as organised by the West Gla- morgan Monthly Meeting. No fewer than three prizes were secured, in spite of the fact that candidates were drawn from the whole of West Glamorgan. Results:—Class 3 (number of candidates 103): First prize, Dilys Hargest; second. Tommy Jenkins. Class o (number of candidates 107): Second prize, Myfanwv Jenkins. The following were also successful in obtaining certificates in the vari- ous classes: —Class 2 (under 21 years): Edith Thomas, Kitty M. Jones, Frederick Sills, Willie S. Rees, Maud Roberts: class 3 (under 1G years), Gwen Jenkins, Flossie Rees; class 4 (under 13 years), Percy Thomas, llowena Hargest, Eluned Pcarce, May Jenkins, Sarah M. Davies: class o (under 10 years), Arthur Lewis, Harold Lewis. St. John's Ambulance.—An interesting event took place at the York Cafe, Porthcawl, on Tuesday evening, the occasion being the presentation of certificates to the successful candidates in the recent examination for first aid in connection with the St. John's Ambu- lance Class of the local Y.W.C.A. Dr. Wooding gave all interesting address to the successful candidates. After the presenta- tion of certificates, Miss David, on behalf of the members of the class, presented Dr. Wooding with a silver cigarette case. The class has been held during the winter at the York Cafe, where Mr. J. Dare very kindly lent a room, and Dr. Wooding and the mem- bers of the class are to be congratulated on the success attained by the ten candidates who sat for the examination. The certificate winners were:—Miss Forrester, John-street; Miss Amy Thomas, Egerton House; Mrs. E. M. Thomas. Trewarren Miss A. Llovd, late of Plastirion Miss Payne, Mackworth-road Miss David. Newport Villa; Miss A. Fox. New-road; Miss G. Langdon, John-street Miss A. Howell, John-street; Miss K. Comley, John-street.
TONDU & ABERKENFIG Success.—We heartily congratulate Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, of 13 Meadow-street, Aberkenfig, on her recent success in passing the examination of the Central Midwives' Board at Bristol, thus entitling her to prac- tice as a certified midwife. 2364 FUNERAL OF MR. W. D. THOMPSON. A large number of friends and relatives gathered at the funeral of the late Mr. W. D. Thompson, of Tondu, which took place on June 22nd. at St. John's Churchyard. Rev. J. O. Davies. curate of St. John's, officiated. In church the hymns, "The Radiant Morn hath passed away," and Light at Even- tide" were sung by the choir, while at the graveside, Abide with me," was rendered. These were the favourite hymns of the de- ceased, who had expressed the wish just be- fore his death that they should be sung. Floral tributes were sent by the following:- Wife and children, Maggie and Jennie (sister and niece); Alice (sister) and family; Mr. and Mrs. Richards, Newport (uncle and aunt); David, Rose, and Lil (brother-in-law and sisters-in-law) Mr. and Mrs. Barton, Angel- ton: Mr. and Mrs. Secrena; Aberkenfig Con- servative Club; Tondu Cricket Club; Fred and Ritta. Among the mourners who atten- ded were: Mrs. Thompson (widow), Misses Bella and Ada Thompson (daughters), Master Jack Thompson (son), Mr. C. Thompson (brother), Mrs. Morgan, Neath (sister); Mrs. Brewster. Chester-lc-Street (sister); Miss Thompson (sister) Mrs. Richards (mother-in- law) Mr. J. Strike; Master "VI Thompson: Mr. Jack Thompson, Mr. D. Strike, Mr. A. Minchington (nephews); Mrs. A. Minching- ton. Miss G. Thompson (nieces); Mr. T. Hayes. Cardiff: Mrs. Hayes; Mr. and Mrs. T. Richards, Newport; Mr. and Mrs. J. Richards, Tondu (uncles and aunts) Mr. W. J. Richards. Maesteg: Mr. Randolph Rich- ards, Cardiff; Mr. S. H. Holtam, Tonyrefail (brothers-in-law) Mr. D. Evans, Bettws; Mrs. W, J. Richards, Miss Evelyn Richards (sisters-in-law): Mr. W. McPherson, Maesteg: Mr. and Mrs. F. Mottram, Tondu; Mr. and Mrs. T. Prescott, Covtrahen: Mr. J. Mott- ram. Miss C. Mottram, Mrs. A. Frew, Miss A. Hayes, and Mrs. R. Lewis, Porthcawl (cousins). The coffin was of plain oak, with brass fittings. The deceased, who had spent almost the whole of his life in the ncsighbburhood, was for several years gas manager and master plumber for Messrs. North's Navigation Col- lieries Co., Ltd., at their Tondu works. About ten years ago he commenced a private business, and in a very short time had worked up a good connection. Nearly four years ago Mr. Thompson fell a victim to consumption, and had been in very bad health; in fact, for the past two years he had been unable to leave the house, and his death had been ex- pected for some time. Deceased, who was only forty-four years of age, leaves a widow and five children, for whom the greatest sym- pathy is felt. When in health, Mr. Thomp- son took an active interest in the affairs of the district, and for many years he held the office of treasurer to the'Tondu Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club.
PONTYCLUN Picnic.—On Saturday last the members of the Talygarn Tennis Club went for a picnic to the summit of Garth Smylog, in spite of the impending bad weather. After a steady climb, the goal M as reached, and preparations were at once made for the getting ready of tea, and when this was ready the whole of the party sat down and during the meal fun and mirth were prevaleut. After tea all jour- neyed to a neighbouring field and indulged in a game of "rounders," which was, unfor- tunately. cut short owing to a storm coming on. and, as this did not seem to abate, it was decided to make tracks for home. Theft of Ingots.At the Glamorgan Quar- ter Sessions at Cardiff, William Henrv Row- lands (24), labourer, and Edward Kelly (32), collier, were charged with stealing four in- gots of tin. the property of Richard Thomas and otlicrs, of the Ely Tinpiate Works Co., at Pontyclun, on March 14th. Mr. Douglas Lewis (instructed by Messrs T: J. Hughes and Lewis, Bridgend) appeared to prosecute. This case occupied the C'owbridge magistrates several hours some time ago. Rowlands was found guilty and Kollv not guilty. It was stated that Rowlands formerly worked at the tinworks. and then joined the Army. Since he left the Army, however, he had done no work. Sentence of two months' hard labour was passed. Kelly was discharged.
BRYNMENIN. Contracts Terminated.—The workmen, to the number of one hundred and fifty u, more, employed at Brynmenin Colliery were under notice to finish their contracts yesterday. It is not exactly known what the intentions of the proprietors are, whether they intend transferring the property or to make n?i al- teration in the mode of working. It is hardly to be expected the colliery will be abandoned.
LLANTWIT MAJOR The Dairy School.—It is interesting to iiotw that satisfactory progress is being made in connection with the Travelling Dairy School Classes of the Glamorgan County "Council, which are held in the show-room kindly lent by Messrs. Rees Morgan and Co. "Until Tuesday last, the 28th inst., the demonstra- tions have been devoted to cheese-making, and the full complement of ten pupils atten- ded. Miss S. Edwards, the official instruc- tress, who has had eighteen years' experience in the management of these demonstrations, is well satisfied with the results of her visit to Llantwit. On Tuesday the process of butter- making began, and ten pupils entered upon experiments, while seven more are ready for another class. Examination day is fixed for July 13th. and upon the results then made known certificates will be awarded. The school deserves the hearty encourage- ment of local patronage, and it is hoped that the examinations will lead to the attainment by pupils of the highest honours offered by the County Council. The classes are open to the public, and visitors should avail them- selves of seeing what is being done by means of practical and up-to-date tuition in cheese and butter making. Bridgend Choir's Visit.—An enjoyable eve- ning was spent by those who attended the Ebenezer Congregational Church on Wednes- day evening upon the occasion of the visit of the Bridgend English Congregational Church Choir, which is rapidly progressing in its musical tastes. A capital programme was submitted, and a t the close a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the able conductor, who accompanied throughout the evening, and to the choir for their services. Mr. Thompson responded to the vote. The numbers were: Glee, choir bass solo, Mr. G. Hopkins: con- tralto solo. Miss B. David; humorous recital, Mr. Julian; duet. Messrs. Clark and Sim- monds: soprano solo, Mrs. Lewis; quartetto, Mr. and Mrs. Leyshon and Mr. and frs" Thompson; musical sketch, Mr. G. Hopkins and choir; pianoforte solo, Mr. Leyshon (en- cored): contralto solo, Mrs. Treadgold; glee, choir; contralto solo, Miss A. Thomas; so- prano solo. Miss E. Roberts (encored): tenor solo, Mr. George Simmonds; baritone solo, Mr. G. Clark; chorus, choir; soprano solo. Miss Barbour: duet, Misses E. Roberts and B. David; chorus, choir; "Hen wlad fv nhadau," solo by Mr. Ralph Thomas. The proceeds were devoted to the Ebenezer Church building fund.
PYLE. A Disappointment.—Visitors to Kenfig were gieatly disappointed on Saturday last, after braving the disagreeable weather, at the non-arrival of the deep sea fishermen, who were to be guests of the local "coasters" in a drag-net competition. Some time had elapsed when a message arrived postponing the visit for three weeks on account of the meather and damage to the net by rough seas. The spread provided by Mr. Clair Roberts had to be abandoned, and the visitors returned aiter a weary vigil on the coast. INTERESTING WEDDING. A wedding of local interest took place on Monday at Stourbridge, Worcestershire, be- tween Mr. Wm. W. Stokes (secretarv of Messrs. Mountford, Phillips, and Co., Ltd.. engineers, etc., Llantrisant), and Miss M. Haden. youngest daughter of the late Mr. Z. Haden, glass manufacturer, Stourbridge. The ceremony took place at noon at Amble- cote Wesley an Church, there being a large at-, tendance of friends of the bride and bride- groom, who are both well-known in the Stour- bridge district. Following the ceremonv a reception was held at Oak View, Amblecote, the home of the bride, where a large marquee had been erected. The gifts to the bride and bridegroom were numerous and valuable. After the reception, the happy couple left, amid many good wishes, on their wedding tour for Fishguard en route for the Lakes of Killarney. On their return, Mr. and Mrs. Stokes will take up their residence at Amble- cote, Llantrisant-road, Pontyclun.
PONTYRHYL. Co-operative Anniversary.—The annual tea. and eisteddfod in connection with Pontyrhil Co-operative Society were held on Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, owing to the weather, the gathering had to be held in- indoors. A large number managed to par- take of tea, ably waited upon by a willing band of ladies. Sports were provided for the children in the afternoon, and later in the evening an eisteddfod was held at Carmel Chapel, which, unfortunately, proved too small to accommodate those desiring to at- tend. The competitors were numerous, and four choirs appeared in the chief choral. The conductor was Councillor T. C. Jones, who also adjudicated in the literary items, while Mr. John Phillips, A.C. was tiie adjudicator in music. Miss C. J. Lee acted as accom- panist. The secretarial duties were effi- ciently carried out by Mr. W. Williams, secre- tary of the society. Mr. John Elias was the treasurer. Awards:—Solo for children under under 16 (own selection): Miss Lilian Ellen Powell, Maesteg. Recitation, for children under 16: 1. Miss K. Matthews, Bettws; 2, Miss M. Jeremy, Pontyrhil: soprano solo, Miss Bessie Davies, Llest, Pontyrhil; bari- tone solo, Mr. Walter Hengoed, Pontycym- mer: duet (tenor and bass), Messrs. D. J. Williams and D. Meredith, Blaengarw. Chief choral (own selection): During this competi- tion enthusiasm ran high and the contest was keen in ail respects. The choirs sang in the following order:ist Tylagwyn. conductor, Mr. H. Lee; 2nd, Pontyrhil United, conduc- tor. Mr. D. Powell; 3rd, Salem. Pantygog, conductor, Mr. John Davies: 4th, Pontvcvm- y mer. conductor Mr. E. Harries. The adjudi- cator, in awarding the prize, said he had no hesitation in giving it to the 2nd choir, Pont- yrhil United. The announcement was re- ceived with applause. Tenor solo (8 compe- titors), prize divided between Messrs. D. J. Williams, Blaengarw. and J. Llewellyn, Pontycymmer.
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