LOCAL GOSSIP. The death, is announced of Mr. Robert Davies, of Bodlondeb, Bangor, the eminent "Welsh philanthropist and munificent suppor- ter of religious movements, who has from tune to time contributed generously to several churcnes in this district. Deacii toon, place at four o clock on i riday morning, aiter a rew weeiss' llinesas. In the death of Mr. Robert Davies, Boalondeb, Wales has lost a remarkable personality. Though he never figured personally and prominently in the public lite oi his country, he influenced it in more than one direction. One of the few native-born millionaires of the Principality, he contributed quietly and unostentatiously to phlanthropie and religious purposes amounts approaching in tho aggregate half a million. The largest single donation he is known to have made was a gift of 1120,000 to the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Foreign Mission Fund, but when the stocks he handed over for that purpose came to be realised it was found that the rise in market value had added another £ 7,000 to the gift. As he had previously contributed £ 30,000 to the same fund, the Calvinistic jxethodist Foreign Mission benefited to the extent of nearly £ 160,000 by his generosity. Mr. Davies, who was born in 1816, was the son of the late Mr. Richard Davies, who first established the business at Menai Bridge under the title of Richard Davies and Sons in 1830. They did a large business in the timber trade, and as general merchants. Mr. Richard Davies was made high sheriff, and later lord-lieutenant, of Anglesey, which county he, too, represen- ted in the House of Commons. He was the first Welsh Caivinistic Methodist ever placed on the commission of the peace, ever elected to Parliament, ever appointed high sheriff, and ever made lord-lieutenant. Mr. Robert Davies succeeded him as high sheriff of An- glesey in 1862.
The Mackintosh of Mackintosh, the recentlv appointed Lord Lieutenant of Inverness- shire, made his first public appearance in that capacity last week, when he unveiled in the Market-square of Beauly the fine monument erected by the tenants and others connected with the Lovat estates,, in commemoration of the raising of the Lovat Scouts by the present Lord Lovat. The local squadron of the Scouts was present in uniform, and there was a large gathering at the ceremony, including the house party from Beaufort Castle and many representatives of various Highland clans. The Lord Lieutenant made an admir- able speech previous to unveiling the monu- ment.
The Wimborne family have always given a good lead in adopting Welsh proper names, and in order to secure variety Welsh place names have been pressed into service—take the late Mr. Merthyr Guest for example. Lord Wimborne's Christian proper name is "Ivor," and the Liberal candidate for Cardiff, Cowbridge, and Llantrisant, bears the same name.
Sir Alfred Jones, chairman of Messrs. Elder's Navigation Collieries Co., is described as the busiest man in Liverpool. Rising at six a.m., at seven Sir Alfred is ready to re- ceive his two secretaries, who arrive at that hour with letters and papers. The early morning business (says "M.A.P.") is con- ducted at his residence, Oaklands, Aigburth, a. charming house presided over by his sister. From seven to eight Sir Alfred and his secre- taries are busily employed with a mass of correspondence. At eight breakfast is served, and during the meal the news in the papers and the special letters are discussed. Immediately afterwards important letters are answered and various telegrams despatched. Deputations follow, and these vary consider- ably in number, all being more or less import- ant and generally dealing with foreign affairs. By eleven o'clock he is ready to start to town. Reaching the office about 11.30, the remain- der of the morning is taken up with inter- views, which, be it noted, are usually brief, correspondence, and general business. Lunch a.t the Chamber of Commerce is followed by a committee meeting of the latter, with Sir Alfred in the chair. Other engagements are fulfilled, and at five o'clock Sir Alfred re- turns home to work until eleven or twelve o'clock, with but a short interval for dinner.
One of the prettiest old world churches to be found m South Wales is that of Vaynor, near Merthyr. Nestling at the foot of rocks forming the base of old Morlais Castle, it is situated in surroundings truly rural and pic- turesque in character. It is only about three miles from the new borough and close by is the increasingly popular summer resort of Pontsara, at which hundreds of people may be seen on a pleasant evening. It would be difficult to imagine that just out o £ sight the tall chimneys of Cyfarthfa and Dowlais Steel- Works belch forth their thick smoke. It, lis not to be wondered at, therefore, that so many weddings are celebrated there, and these are reputed to be particularly numerous ?? Sundays. It is often said that a walk in the neighbourhood of Pontsarn is not com- plete without a visit to Vaynor Church.
The Vale of Glamorgan, it is alleged, has become Anglicised in speech, although not in its sympathies, with every phase of Welsh national life. But even the first. allegation is an over-statement. A meeting of repre- sentatives of 20 Free Churches in the Vale was held at Cowbridge on Friday last for the purpose of forming a Free Church Council for rural South Glamorgan, and every one of the delegates was equally versed in the Welsh and English languages. The two visiting speakers (viz., the Rev. E. Bush. Caerphilly, and Alderman Edward Thomas, Cardiff) were bi-linguists also, and yet it happened that all k the proceedings of a very enthusiastic meet- m ir»g were conducted1 in Entriish. It is too P true that the Welsh language is oftenest Jr wounded in the house of its friends.
W. H. Smith and Son, Limited. is A new shop has recently been opened in Bridgend and concurrently in some hundred and forty other towns in Wales and the wes- tern half of England. It mi probable that never before, in the history; of commerce, have such a number of new premises been ac- quired and opened in Oone; firm's interest within two months, for it is in this phenom- enally short space of time that all the work has been done. When the firm of W. H. Smith and Son were unable to agree with the directors of the London and North-Western and. Great Western Railways as to the terms for a renewal of their contracts on those lines, they were faced with a very serious and difficult problem. They had to consider whether they were willing to lose a large slice of the business which they had been building for over fifty years, or if they were not will- ing, what steps would they take to retain it ? The retention of the bookstalls upon the new terms and the old principles was, in the firm's opinion, impossible, if the business was to be run at a profit. They determined, therefore, to strike out boldly in a new direction and at once set their great organisation to work to find premises in every town of any size upon the above. railways where a station bookstall was located. The tremendous undertaking was greatly facilitated by the loyality of their employees, more particularly the bookstall clerks, of whom over 95 per cent. preferred to remain in the firm's employment rather than accept the higher positions which were in nearly every case offered them elsewhere. In these new shope W. H. Smith and Son will conduct the same business as was previ- ously carried on at the bookstalls; that is to say, the delivery of newspapers, the sale of books—not as at the bookstalls at full price, but at the current rate of discount in the locality-and their well-known circulating libary; but with a greater decree of conveni- ence and comfort to their customers than was possible at a station bookstall. In addition to these advantages, however, the shops will represent all the trading branches of the firm. They will sell fancv goods in all their familiar varieties, and will be agents for orders of such branches of the firm's business as printing, advertising, and bookbinding. The rapidity with which the change has been effected speaks well for the organisation of the staff, and we should think it safe to say that there is no other firm in the world which could have handled this great change with such prompitude and effectiveness.
PRINTING.—AH kinds of Jobbing Wopk, Artistic and Commercial, executed in the Best Style and at Reasonable Prices, at the "Glamoran Gazette" Offices, Bridgend. Posters in any size, shade, colour, or combina- tion of colours; and every description of Letterpress Printing.
BRIDGED POLICE COURT. Saturday.-Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (in the chair), W. Llewellyn. E. F. Lynch Blosse, Dr. E. J. Parry, Dr. Thomas Jones, Mr. Griffith Edwards, and Mr. George Harris. DESERTER. James Merrick was charged with deserting from the 1st Welsh Regiment in 1901, and was remanded to await an escort. TOOK TOO MUCH. For drunkenness, Richard Fassmore, 2 Lan- dore-cottages, Tontycymmer, collier, was fined 20s., including costs; James Isaac, Maesteg, collier, 20s.; William Edwards, Blackmill, labourer, los. Henrietta Williams Nantyffyllon, married, 15s.; David Evans, i-Garth, collier, los.; Daniel Rees, Maesteg, collier, 20s.; John Fitzpatrick, Garth, labourer. 15s. David Thomas, Tondu, collier loe.; John O'Brien, Bridgend, labourer, 1515.; Jeremiah Driscoll, Wick, laoourer, los. RAILWAY PROSECUTION. William Morgan Davies, Pontrhydycyff, Llangynwyd, collier, appeared in answer to a summons for trespassing on the Great Wes- tern Railway at Pontrhydycyff. Mr. Parsons (Messrs. Vachell and Co., Cardiff) appeared for the company. Foreman Hayes spoke to seeing the defend- ant on the railway near the Cwmdu Colliery and the railway bridge. He had walked about 150 yards along the 4ft. way. A train passed at the time. Inspector Nickless put in nlans showing the spot at which the trespass took place. Defendant admitted the offence, and was ordered to pay 20s. LICENSE TRANSFERRED. Mr. David Llewellyn, solicitor, appeared to support an application for the transfer of the license of the Oddfellows' Arms, Bettwe, from Joseph Staien to Owen Williams. Mr. Llewellyn said the aDolicant had held a license of the Tynewydd Inn, Porth, but unfortunately he had a conviction against him for selling beer during prohibited hours. That was in February, 1903, but he had held the license until this year, having had it re- newed twice since the conviction. Supt. Davis said there was nothing against the defendant with the exception of the con- viction to which Mr. Llewellyn had referred. The transfer was granted. MAINTENANCE. David Wallen, 92 Oakfield-street, Nanty- moel, haulier, was summoned by the Bridgend and Cowbridge Board of Guardians in. respect of the maintenance of his mother., who was chargeable to the common fund of the Union. —Mr. Evan Evans, relieving officer, said Mrs. Sarah King, defendant's mother, was in the Bridgend Workhouse. Defendant said he could not afford to pay anything, not even a shilling a week. He was not able to work full time, and had a lot of bad debts.-The Bench ordered him to pay Is. a week and 8s. 6d. costs. Thomas Phillips, 29 Lloyd-street, Caerau, labourer, was summoned for los. 6d. arrears in respect of the maintenance of his wife.- Mr. W. David, relieving officer, said defend- ant was ordered to pay 7s. a week.—One month's imprisonment, suspended 14 days. James Oates, Pontyrhyl, collier, who was £1 6s. in arrears in respect of the mainten- ance order issued against him in respect of his parent, was sentenced1 to one month's im- prisonment, suspended 14 days. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Mrs. George, wife of John George, Bettws, was charged with attempting to commit sui- cide The husband stated that on Sunday, the 10th December, he had a little dispute with his wife about coming down to Bridgend on the previous day. She afterwards went up- stairs. Shortly after he heard a noise, and on going upstairs saw his wife on her knees and bleeding from a wound in the throat. He tried to stop the bleeding, without suc- cess, and called in two neighbours, George Davies and Henry Tuffs. Dr. Jones said the wounu was two inches long, but only the superficial vessels were divided. In reply to the Bench, Supt. Davis said he understood defendant was addicted to drink, and both she and her husband had been drinking for a week prior to this affair. A sister of the defendant, living at Treorky, promised to take care of the defendant if liberated, and the Bench bound her over for six months, the Chairman advising both the husband and the wife to give up the drink. OGMORE VALE ASSAULT. Zoro Davies, 2 Tynewydd-row, Tynewydd, haulier, and Isaac Mort, 10 Llewellyn-street, Tynewydd, were charged with assaulting Henry Leighfield on the 25th, Christmas Day. Mr. David Llewellyn appeared for the pro- secutor, who stated that he was an engine- driver at the Electricity Works, Ogmore Vale. On Christmas morning, about 12.40, he left work, and on getting out into the street he saw the defendants, both of whom struck him. He fell to the ground, and one of them kicked him. He did not know either of the men before that night, and gave them no provocation whatever. A choir was sing- ing near the place where the assault took place. Peter Elms, of High-street, Ogmore Vale, said he was one of the choir and saw com- palinant on the ground, and when he got up two men chased him. P.C. Holley deposed to complainant making a complaint at the Police-station. Davies came along afterwards, and said it waa Mort who committed the assault. Davies was fined jE2, and Mort, against whom there was a list of convictions, was sent to prison for 14 days. PYLE POACHERS. Thomas Butler, Robert Watts, John Butler, Thomas Perry, labourers, South Cor- nelly, Pyle, and Evan Thomas, South Cor- nelly, youth, were summoned for trespassing in search of game on the White Cross Down, near Pyle, land over which Miss Talbot has game rights. Thomas Butler and Robert Watts appeared. Evidence was given by Miss Talbot's game- keeper to the effect that he saw the defend- ants coursing rabbits on the White Cross Down. They had three dogs with them, and had caught several rabbits. They had no right on the Down. He spoke to them re- garding their trespass, and the only answer was that they didn't care a Butler: Isn't the White Cross Down "shut- in" common ?-No, not at all. Weren't some of us on the path?—No. Two of you had stones in your hands, and I heard one of vou say "That's where the beg- gar went." (Laughter.) Butler: That's wrong. There was a previous conviction against Thomas Butler, but the others had a clean sheet. The Bench ordered Thomas Butler to pay JE], 10s. and 10s. costs; John Butler, Robert Watts, and Parry, jEl and 10s. costs. The case against Thomas, who was said to be only 16, was dismissed, the Chairman stating that he had evidently been drawn into the bother by the other defendants. YOUNG MAN'S FREAK. Alexander Penman Brown (19), of Pyle, was charged with stealing £ 4 and a, gold brooch, valued 20s., the property of Ann Hopkins, of 2 Victoria-terrace, Pyle. Prosecutrix stated that defendant lived with her. She kept a "Daily Mail" Savings Bank box in her bedroom, containing four sovereigns. On Christmas Day she thought the box was very light, and took it to her son who opened it, and found it contained only a shilling. She also missed a gold brooch. Defendant had gone to Cardiff on the 22nd December, saying he would be back on the 28th. At the Police-station he said "I am very sorry for what I did. I took the money before I went home, some time ago. I took it because I was hard up, and did not want my parents to know." Defendant, who pleaded guilty, expressed his sorrow for what he had done. It came about through being generous to other people. He tried to live above his income, and took the money thinking he would be able to put it back before it was missed. Such a thing should never happen again. Rev. —■ Thomas (assistant superintendent of the Forward Movement, Cardiff) said de- fendant came from a highly respectable Li family. His father was a Sunday School superintendent, and defendant himself had borne a noble character. The father would have been present, but he could not get away from his work as engine-driver on the Taff Vale. On the Rev. — Thomas offering to become I responsible for the return of the stolen money, defendant was bound over under the First Offenders' Act. DISMISSED. David Vaughan, 59 Bethania-street, Maes- teg, repairer, was summoned by his wife for desertion. Mr. Evan E. Davies defended. Complainant said she had been married 17 years, and had three children, one of whom was under 13 years of age. On the 14th De- cember her husband thrust her out of he house, and. on the following night again put her out. She summoned her husband for neglect in 1902. By Mr. Davies: She returned to the house after being put out the second time, and lived with her husband until the 18th, when she left. She took away the furniture which belonged to her. Mr. Davies: Did you give your husband any notice or warning that you were going away?—No, and he gives me no warning when he is going to put me out. Did he ask you to go on the 18th?—No; he always throws me out. P.C. Dagg spoke to receiving complaints from Mrs. Vaughan. Defendant was a. quiet man, but fond of drink. Mr. Davies said the defence was that com- plainant left the house on tlie 18th of her own accord, which she admitted. The hus- band was ready to receive her back. Defendant stated that when he went to work on Monday night, the 18th inst., his wife said nothing about leaving. They had had no cross words that day. When he -re- turned at five o'clock the next morning the house was nearly empty. The Bench dismissed the case on the ground that there was no evidence of deser- tion. COLLIERY CASES SETTLED. The following, employed at Messrs. North's Navigation Wyndham Colliery, Nantymoel, were sued for 2s. 6d. damages for breach of contract in leaving work without permission on July 7th:—John Cridlaiid, Cardiff-street, Ogmore Vale, haulier; David John Hughes, Nantymoel-row, Nantymoel, haulier; Lewis Jones, Station-road, Nantymoel, collier; Win. Creed, Blaenogwr-terrace, Nantymoel, collier; Rowland Witts, Glyn-street, Ogmore Vale, collier; Bert Thomas, Brynogwy-ter- race, Nantymoel, haulier; Thomas Jones, Oakfield-terrace, Nantymoel, haulier; George Barnett, Hill-street, Ogmore Vale, collier; T. A. Williams, Commercial-street, Nanty- moel, collier; Thomas Chivers, Dunraven- place, Ogmore Vale, collier; Taly Griffiths, Station-road, Nantymoel, collier; Lewis Hop- kins, High-street, Ogmore Vale, collier; Wil- liam Dunn, 10 Wyndham-street, Ogmore Vale, collier; Robert Webber, 82 John- street, Nantymoel, collier; William Miles, 57 Ogwv-street, Nantymoel, collier. It was al- leged that the defendants left work before the end of the shift. Mr. C. W. Kenshole. Aberdare, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. W. P. Nicholas (Messrs. Walter Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas, Pontypridd) for the de- fendants. Mr Kenshole said the defendants were sum- moned for breach of contract, but he was pleased to say that their worshins would not be troubled with the matter. He had had a consultation with Mr. Nicholas, and they had agreed upon terms. The new coal trade agreement would come into operation on Monday, and they wished an amicable settle- ment to take place so that there should be no- thing in the nature of friction in the district. He therefore had to apply that the cases should be withdrawn. The Chairman We are glad to hear it. I will mark the cases settled. FATHER S CRUELTY. Thomas Fielding, a Bridgend labourer, ap- peared to answer a charge of neglecting his two boys, Roy (aged 12) and Cyril (10), in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering and injury to their health. Alderman T. J. Hughes, who appeared to prosecute on behalf of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, said the defendant's name had been before the court on many occasions, particularly in connection with school attendance orders. He (Alderman Hughes) had given evidence in connection with an application that they should be sent to an industrial school, but a legal difficulty had arisen subsequently which prevented the decision of their worships being carried into effect. There could be no ques- tion, after hearing the evidence of Inspector Charles Rogers, the Bridgend inspector of the Society, that the defendant had' been guilty of neglect, and his boys' health had been in- terfered with in consequence. The father had given way to drink, and as the mother died some years ago, there was no one at home to look after the boys. There was a daughter at home until a short time ago, but the defendant had sent her away to Cardiff, giving as the reason that the boys were to be sent away. Defendant worked when he liked, and went about drinking when he liked, and there was usually no one to look after the boys in what migftt be described as a hovel. The boys were rapidly drifting into crime, whereas with a little care they might be made useful and respectable members of society. Inspector Rogers said the lads were very much neglected, there being noone at home to prepare meals for them. They were badly nourished, and frequently begged about the houses. One of their stories in asking for money was that their father was dead and their mother in the asylum. The cupboard was locked on the occasion of one of his visits. Defendant: Yes, with the lock of a dog's collar. & Dr. Egbert Williams having given the re- sults of his examination of Roy, Inspector Ben Evans said petty thefts in the town had been traced to the lads, who were frequently begging about the town, sometimes late at night. Defendant said he was anxious that the boys should be sent to a home, as he had no one to look after them. He went to Arch- deacon Edmondes and asked him if he could get them into a home, but the Archdeacon told him that he didn't keep a lodging-house. (Laughter.) The Bench imposed a fine of 20s., with the alternative of ten days' imprisonment, and an order was made that the boys should be sent to the Workhouse, pending inquiries regard- ing a home.
STILL WELL IN BRIDGEND. In this issue we again report the confirma- tion of a statement long since made public. The cordial way in which this Bridgend resi- dent spoke after nearly four years is the best proof any of us could desire to have of the permanence of his good fortune. Nearly four years after Mr. T. Davies, 43 Wyndham-street, Bridgend. was cured by Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, he said: "I gladly confirm all I have said for Doan's Pills; they did me a great dteal of good some years ago, and the good has proved lasting. I take a dose of the pills now and again to keep me right, for I have great faith in them." The letter Mr. Davies sent us was as fol- lows "Dear Sirs,—I am glad to tell you that I have found Doan's Backache Kidney Piils do me a. great deal of good. For some years I suffered very much from pains in my loins, and at times I could hardly get my back straight. The secretions were unnatural and contained gravel. "I got some of Doan's Backache Kidney Pills to try, and I found great benefit from them. I have no objection to your publishing this letter, for the sake of others. (Signed), T. Davies." Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are two shil- lings and ninepence per box (six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence). Of all chemists and stores, or post free, direct from Foster-McCIellan Co., 8 Wells-street, Oxford- street. London, W. Do not forget to use the full name, Doan's Backache Kidney Pills.
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r BRIDGEND DISTRICT COUNCIL. SITE FOR THE COUNTY OFFICES. NEW FIRE BRIGADE. The fortnightly meeting of the Bridgend District Council was held at the offices on the 28th inst. There were present: Messrs. George Harris, J.P. (in the chair), R. C. Griffiths (vice-chairman), Morgan Stradling, J. G. Jenkins, Michael Davies, George Bevan Edward Preece, junr., W. M. Richards, Wm. Jones, with the deputy clerk (Mr. S. T. Daniel), the surveyor (Mr. Morgan Williams), the electrician (Mr. T. Thomas), and the in- spector (Mr. E. J. Mathews). COUNTY OFFICES. The Chairman said the deputation ap- pointed by the Council at the last meeting had waited upon Mr. Randall, agent of Lord Dunraven, with regard to the sites suggested for the new county offices. Mr. Randall favourably regarded the proposals to offer either the Station-hill or Coity-road sites to the County Council in order to induce them to build their offices at Bridgend. Before dealing with the matter, Mr. Randall re- quired plans showing the sites. The Surveyor: They are now ready, and will be sent to-morrow morning. The Deputy Clerk said the plans had been forwarded to Mr. T. Mansel Franklen, the clerk to the County Council, with an explan- atory letter, and it was stated that any fur- ther particulars desired by the Council would be forwarded. No application had been made in regard to the third site suggested, the Brewery Field, as it now appeared that the land was not on the Kempthorne Estate. Mr Michael Davies: No, it is on the Green- meadow Estate. The Deputy Clerk: That matter will be at- tended to at once. Mr. Davies: I thought the Council asked for the terms on which they would have the land. The Deputy Clerk I do not think so. The clerk thinks that the next step will be that the County Council will appoint a suo-com- mittee to visit all the sites suggested in the various towns and report, with regard to them. Mr. Stradling: I understand terms have been offered by the Cardiff Council. The Chairman: I don't think we can do any more for the present, until we have heard something from Mr. Randall. Mr. W. M. Richards said he believed Mr. Randall was in favour of the Station-hill site being adopted. Favourable terms for this site would probably be received. It would be satisfactory to the Council to know that everything Mr. Randall could do to further the claims of Bridgend would be done. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Preece thought the clerk should rush the matter forward. It would certainly be a long job. because a valuer would have to visit and value all the sites. He was in favour of sending a deputation to Lord Dunraven, if his Lordship would receive one. Mr. Davies: We had better not take any steps of that kind for the present. Mr. Ran- cigill has promised to do all he can to assist the Council. MR. W. THOMAS'S CLAIM. The Deputy Clerk stated that a letter had been received confirming the order determin- ing what the Council sho-uldnav Mr William Thomas for loss of office as assistant overseer for the parishes of Newcastle Lower, Coity Lower, and Daudy. The annual allowance to be made to him was JE13 17s. 9d. FINANCE. Mr. J. G. Jenkins presented the report of the Finance Committee, which showed a debit balance of JE606 5s. 5d. on the general ac- count, compared with jEl.004 5s. 8d. a fort- night ago. The expenditure and receipts for the period October to December compared very favourably with the figures for the cor- responding period in last year. This year's figures were: Expenditure, jEl.365 4s. 2d.; receipts, £759 Os. 7d.; debit balance, JE606 3s. 7d. Last year expenditure, t2,449 4s. 8d'. receipts, £1,597 13s. 7d.; debit balance, JE857 lls. Id. FOOTBALL FEAT. A Swansea player, while defending a strong forward rush of Bridgend on the Quarella- ground on the preceding Saturday sent the ball into an electric lamp in Quarella-road. The Electrician estimated the damage at 7s. 6d. Mr. Preece thought the account should be forwarded to the Bridgend Club. Mr. Grifnths It was a Swansea player who did the damage. Let the bill be sent to the Swansea Club. They can afford it better than Bridgend. (Laughter.) Mr. Preece: The Bridgend Club had the benefit of the good gate. They can afford it all right. Mr. Michael Davies moved that the account be forwarded to the Bridgend Club, and this was agreed to. RE-APPOINTMENTS. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. Michael Davies, Dr. Wyndham Ran- dall was re-appointed medical officer of health for twelve months, and Mr. Morgan Williams inspector of nuisances. Replying to Mr. R. C. Griffiths, the Chair- man said the appointment was terminable on three months' notice by either side. FIRE BRIGADE. • Mr. Morgan Stradling reported that Mr. William Jones and he had seen the volunteers for a fire brigade, and he was glad to report that a brigade, consisting of 23 members had been formed. The members included, elec- tricians, plumbers, and other tradesmen. He (Mr. Stradling) had been appointed hon. captain of the brigade. Mr. T. Brown was captain, and Mr. Thomas Davies first lieutenant. A strong committee had been appointed. The men were not quite satisfied with the insurance terms. It was decided to refer the matter to the Works Committee for report. On the motion of Mr. J. G. Jenkins, Mr. Stradling and Mr. Jones were thanked for their efforts. Mr. Jones: We have now a first class fire brigade, who will do their duty well. COWBRIDGE ROAD. Mr. W. M. Richards again called attention to the state of the footpath in Cowbridge- road. I't was decided to write the County Council in regard to the matter.
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Rector's Son Fatally Injured. The Rev. H. H. Stewart, M.A., the popu- lar rector of Porthkerry and Barry, and Lady Beatrice Stewart received a brief cablegram from Johannesburg on Thursday, last week, announcing that their son, Mr. Charles Mont- gomery Stewart, had died at that place. A few hours previously the family were shacked at receiving a brief message to the effect that he had been dangerously injured. The deepest sympathy is expressed on all hands with the bereaved family, the deceased gentleman having only a few years ago com- menced what was hoped to be a highly pro- mising career as a mining engineer. Mr. Stewart was 29 years of age, and had only been in South Africa a few years.
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WRECKED OFF P0RTHCAWL. SPANISH STEAMER DRIVEN ON SKER- WEATHER SANDS. ESCAPE OF THE CREW. TERRIBLE STORY OF SUFFERINGS. Early on Tuesday morning a Spanish steamer named the Pepin, of Bilbao, bound from that port to Cardiff with iron ore, was driven on the Skerweather Sands, 5 miles west of Porthcawl. Later in the morning, the boat broke her back and became a total wreck. When she was first observed, seas were breaking over the ship, and no signs of her crew could be seen. The Barry lifeboat was called out, and left the outside of the breakwater at 8.30 a.m. The Pepin Captain Nuriz and a crew of twenty hands, together with a woman, Mrs. Rosa R-ascon, and her child, who had shipped at Bilbao as passen- gers for Cardiff. Soon after the ship struck, and perceiving the hopelessness of her posi- tion, orders were given by the captain to lower the boats. The master, the woman and child, and ten of the crew got into the jollyboat, and the other six men manned the lifeboat. The latter apnear to have had the better experience. Failing to land on Ken- fig Sands, where the breakers were rather dangerous,. they made for Port Talbot, and reached the harbour without much difficulty. The jollyboat had a much more perilous voy- age. With only one oar, they could make but very little progress, and they were in danger of being swamped every moment. After being at sea for some hours, they fell in with a Port Talbot pilot-boat, who promptly rescued the shipwrecked people and brought them into port. INTERVIEW WITH THE CAPTAIN. From an interview with the captain, it transpired that after the boat struck on the rocks at 3.30, a lifeboat was lowered, but was washed away with the oars. A second life- boat was lowered, and six of the crew got into it. Just as the sixth man got in the ropes parted and the boat was washed away. The men on the lifeboat thought it would be impossible for them to get back again by the side of the Pepin in such a heavy sea, and made off in the direction of Port Talbot, with the object of securing assistance. After this disaster the captain decided to get all on board the jolly boat. It was discovered that only one oar was available, and a plank was wrenched from the deck. With these they managed to get along until picked up by the Alarm. The woman is Mrs. Rascan, who was returning to her home and husband at No. 13 South William-street, Cardiff. Immediately on her arrival at Port Talbot, Mrs. Rascan was taken charge of by inhabitants of Docks- row, where she and' the little child were given a change of clothing and nlaced in bed. A telegram was then sent to her husband. Mrs. Rascan had a terrible experience in the boat ride from Porthcawl to Port Talbot. LADY SURVIVOR'S STRANGE EXPERIENCE. THREE TIMES WRECKED. An Aberavon reporter had an interview with Mrs. Rascan, the lady passenger, who was rescued. Her husband, Mr. Valentine Rascan, is employed in the loco. department of the Great Western Railway Sheds, Car- diff, and he came down to Port Talbot by the 3.35 train. Mrs. Rascan is a Spanish lady and is unable to speak English, but her hus- band, although of Spanish nationality, speaks good English and acted as interpreter. Mr. Rascan has only been in Cardiff four months, and his wife and' child weie coming over to join him in the hope of settling at Cardiff. Mrs. Rascan stated that she was aroused by the chief mate of the boat at 3.30 on Tuesday morning, and told to get up and dress herself and child as quickly as possible. She at first thought that the boat had arrived at Cardiff. Immediately afterwards the chief mate again came and asked her if she was ready and told her that the boat was wrecked. She was naturally greatly frightened, but, as the offi- cera and crew state, she beiiaved' most cour- ageously. She went on deck and saw the first boat washed away. The captain an- nounced that he would try to get away in the jollyboat, and gave instructions for the boat to be lowered. The chief mate then handed the baby down into the boat to one of the crew, and Mrs Rascan was lowered, to be fol- lowed by the captain and crew. Mrs. Rascan stated that the journey was a very trying one but all the sailors behaved most gallantly, The chief mate took charge of the child, and each man in turn wrarwed his coat around her. The little one was happy in the great- est of all the trouble, ana whilst the boat tossed she sang. On arrival at Port Talbot Mrs. Rascan and the child were kindlv taken charge of by Mrs. Short, wife of Captain •fT -ir S16 ^ort Talbot tug, until they left with Mr Rascan for Cardiff bv the 8.43 train °n uesday evening. Mrs. Rascan has lost alflier luggage, everything having had to be lefc behind1 on the boat. Mr. Rascan told a Press representative of a remarkable coincidence in connection with their lives. Not long after their marriage they came to London, and on the voyage the boat was wrecked in the Bav of Biscay, all the_ passengers being saved1. They remained m London two vears, and then decided to re- turn home to Spain. On the voyage home they were again wrecked, and again were saved. Now Mrs. Rascan has once more met with a similar experience, and' again Fortune smiled upon her. CAUSE OF THE WRECK. There is much speculation as to the cause of the wreck. From a conversation with some of the boatmen who were out overnight it appears that there waa a thick fog in the early morning and this, together with the darkness, would make navigation difficult in- asmuch as the light could not be discerned from the mainland. The crew had intended proceeding to Car- diff on Tuesday evening, but through instruc- tions received from the Spanish Consul at Cardiff, they remained' at the Walnut Tree Hotel, Aberavon, over-night. LIFEEOATMEN'S EXPERIENCE. The Barry lifeboat, John Wesley, returned about 4.30 p.m., after having been on the water since early in the morning. About 7.30 a.m. distress rockets were heard, and in response to a message, the lifeboat crew were called together, including three volunteers. The boat was speedily launched, and pro- oeeded down Channel in a choppy sea and thick rain. Having sailed some distance below Nash Point the John Wesley was picked up by the Cardiff tug White Rose, and towed to Skerweather Sandis, arriving almost simultaneously with the Mumbles lifeboat about 12.30. Both lifeboats sailed around the wreck several times, but no trace of life could be found. The cabin of the steamer was shut up, and the lifeboats returned to their respective destinations under the im- pression that the crew had landed in the ship's boat. This was the first call upon the newly-established Barry lifeboat, which gave all indications of being a seaworthy craft. The crew were under the command of Capt. Evan Owen. The Mumbles lifeboat was called) out at 8 m the morning, and returned to headquarters shortly after 2 p.m. The coxswain (William Daviee) stated that they had a rough passage against a heavy tide for twelve miles to the vessel, which they reached at 12.20. The Mumbles boat, which is a new one, behaved admirably. THE WRECKED VESSEL. The Pepin, which was formerly the British steamer Hollamside, built at Newcastle, left Bilbao on Friday, the 29th ult. She is of 1,026 tons register. It was seen at mid-day on Tuesday that the forepart of the boat had sunk, but that the stern part was being kept afloat by the water- tight compartments. CARE OF THE WRECKED. All the shipwrecked people were in the first instance taken charge of by the Seamen's Mission officer, and subsequently by Colonel D. R. David, who is the Spanish Consul. They were taken to the Walnut Tree Hotel, where everything possible was done for the men, and they were given a hot dinner. Several persons at the Port Talbot Docks de- serve high praise for the assistance they ren- dered to the unfortunate captain and his of Mr Thomas, shipping agent, and Mr George Thompson, marine-store dealer.
BUTCHER'S SON AND SERVANT. I PATERNITY APPLICATION AT BRIDGEND. At Bridgend Police-court on Saturday (be- fore Mr. R. W. Llewellyn and other magi&- trates), Sarah Janet Williams, single, living with Mrs. Pugh at Coity-street, Bridgend', summoned George Hutchins, butcher and musician, of Neath, to show cause, etc. Aid. T. J. Hughes (Messrs. Hughes and Lewis, Bridgend) appeared for complainant, and Mr B. Francis-Williams (instructed by Mr Jestyn Jeffreys, Neath) defended. Mr. Hughes said the facts of the case were not on the usual lines, as the defendant was the son of complainant's employer. Com- plainant had been for years a domestic servant in the employ of defendant's parents, and whilst at home as a single man defend- ant took advantage of her unprotected posi- tion. On discovering her condition com- plainant took the earliest opportunity of let- ting defendant's parents know, but on defen- dant being called into the room he denied, the paternity, calling the complainant a liar. She was, however, kept in service for three months after she first complained. When she was eventually turned out, her brothers went to defendant's house and had a conver- sation with him in the complainant's pre- sence, so that there would be ample corrobo- ration of this. The elder brother stated that he had come to see about his sister, and asked defendant what he intended to do. He replied that he would do nothing at all. The brother then asked what he meant by going to his sister's bedroom, when his own bedroom was in another part of the house, and to that he made no renly. The brother intmiated that proceedings would have to be taken, and defendant then asked the girl, "Do you mean to say that I was the only-one that was with you?" Complainant replied "Yes," and he said, "No: say what you like." This, said Mr. Hughes, was a very important bit of evidence, and he would ask the bench to say that it was sufficient to fix the pater- nity. Complainant said the child was born on the 8th of November. In February last she was in service with defendant's parents at Neath, and defendant lived with them. She had been in service there for two years and three months before that, and' no complaint had been made as to her conduct. She slept in a bedroom alone, immediately above that in which defendant's parents slept. George Hutchins slept in a bedroom on the floor be- low, opposite that of his parents. She was unable to lock her own door, as there was no fastening inside. One night in February, shortly after midnight, she woke up and found George Hutchins in the room. She screamed, and' he said "Don't scream for my father to hear," and then assaulted her in spite of her struggles. She did not tell any- one about the incident then, but she asked defendant's mother to put a bolt on her bed- room door, as she did not care to sleep alone without one, but Mrs. Hutchins refused. About a fortnight after George Hutchins again came to her bedroom at midnight in his nightshirt, and' acted improperly with her. The same thing happened on two further oc- casions in March. At the end of March she spoke to defendant of her condition, and he denied that he was responsible. Then she made a. statement to his parents, and they called him to the room, and asked' him if he was responsible for her condition, and he said he was not. On the 24th of April (Easter Monday) defendant got married, and went to live in another part of Neath. Complainant remained in service with his parents until July, when she was told to leave immediately by Mrs. Hutchins because someone in the shop had called her attention to her condi- tion. She went to her brothers, and they accompanied her to the house where George Hutchins had taken his bride. Hutchins met them at the door, and her eldest brother told him of her condition, and asked him what he was going to do. Hutchins replied' that he knew nothing about it. "What business had you in her bedroom?" her eldest brother asked him, and he made no reply. Complain- ant then asked him if he was not the father of the child and' if he did not come into her bedroom. He said, "Am I the only one that has been with you?" She said "Yes," and he replied. "Do as you like." Mr. Williams: Have you forgotten that on the 8th of February, in consequence of a quarrel with his step-mother, he left the house and went to live elsewhere ?—Witness He had not gone then. It was at the end of March he left. Did' he make love to you before he came to your bedroom r-He was laughing about the house and touching me now and again. Did you know he was to be married?—I knew he was engaged. Did you scream very loud when he came to your bedroom?—Yes. Evidently you were not heard in the room below. Is there a place called the Cymla at Neath ?—Yes. Had your brother to take you away from there from some young men?—No. William Williams, Neath, brother of com- plainant, corroborated her evidence as to the conversation with Hutchins at his house. Mr. Williams: Did you say in that conver- sation, "This comes of the company she has been keeping"?—No. I said I thought this would happen. Why did you think it would happen?—Be- cause there are so many cases of the same kind happening. Thomas Williams, another brother, gave similar evidence. Mr. B. Francis Williams, addressing the Bench, said that defendant had emphatically denied the girl's accusation. The girl over- looked the fact that on February 8th, up to which time Hutchins had been living at his father's house, he had a disagreement with his step-mother, on account of which he left home, and subsequently lived' with a Mr King. With regard to the other occasions, complain- ant's evidence was utterly unworthy of credit. Defendant, in the witness-box, stated that he left his father's house on February 8th owing to having some words with his step- mother. He lived from that time until two weeks ago with Mr. Robert Edward King, and had not slept at his father's house. It was not true that he went up to the girl's bedroom on two occasions in February and March. In those months he was engaged to his present wife, whom he married on April 24th. The first time he heard it suggested that he was the father was on May 16th, when his father asked him about it. He was thunderstruck, and gave a complete denial to the allegation. Subsequently, the complain- ant and her two brothers came to see him, and he again denied' having had anything to do with the girl. At that interview, he said, "Look here, Janet, say for the moment it is true. Would you swear as God is your Judge that nobody else has been." Complainant replied, "You have no need to bring that up now. At any rate, you done the damage." He heard nothing more about the matter until after the birth of the eiiild. By Alderman Hughes: The complainant's room was a flight above his. The reason he used the expression he had referred to at the interview with the complainant and her brothers was because he wished to convince the latter that the accusation was not true. He was cross-examining the girl. Mr. Williams: You had better stick to your own calling. (Laughter.) George tlutchins, senr., father of the com- plainant, said the first he heard of the matter was on the 16th May. He at once sent for his son, who denied having had anything to do with the girl. When the brothers subse- quently called at the house, one of them said "I think this comes of the company she has been keeping." By Alderman Hughes: He first knew of complainant's condition through a neighbour telling his wife. The girl denied anything was wrong, but said if it were so defendant was to blame. Witness wanted the girl to leave at once, but his wife thought it would be unmerciful to put the girl out, as she had no home. In July, he insisted on the girl leaving, and told his wife that either the girl must go or he would. Alderman Hughes: It caused a disturbance in the house? Witness No it was only my way of show- ing I was in earnest. Robert Edward King, auctioneer's clerk, deposed that defendant came to lodge with him on the 8th February, and stayed with him until a fortnight ago. After the Bench had' considered1 the matter for some ten minutes, the Chairman an- nouncd that they considered there was suffi- cient evidence to justify them in adjudging George Hutchins as the father of the child. An order was made to contribute 3s. a week and pay the costs, -94 7s. 6d'.
NEWTON CHURCH RESTORATION. SUCCESSFUL CONCERT. The afternoon concert in aid of the restor- ation fund of St. John's CEurch, Newton, which was held at the National Schoolroom on Saturday, was the most. successful event of the kind held at the health resort for many years. The event was organised by Mr. W. Scrivener and Mr. Ernest Breffit, of Clevis House, Newton, who are deserving of con- gratulation for the success which attended their efforts. The schoolroom had been most tastefully decorated with fluwers, evergreens, etc., and presented a pretty appearance. There was a large and fashionable audience representative of the whole county of Gla- morgan, among them being Miss E. C. Talbot and party, Margam Castle; Mrs. E. H. Ebs- worth and party, Llandough Castle; the Misses Llewellyn, Cotfrt Colman; Miss Llew- ellyn, Baglan, and friends; Mrs. J. Picton Turbervill and party, Ewenny Priory; Mr. R. K. Prichard, J.P. ,and party, Bryntirion, Bridgend; Mr. R. L. Knight, J.P., and party, Tythegstone Court; Miss Llewellyn, Clevis Cottage; Mrs. Breffit, Mrs. S. H. Byass, Glanogwr, Bridgend, and party; Mr. and Mra. T. Mansel Franklen, Clemen- stone, Cowbridge; Miss Boyd Harvey, Tondu House, and friends: Mrs. J. I. D. Nicholl, Merthyrmawr, and party; Mrs. L. Byass; Colonel and Mrs. G. P. Hatch, Newton; Rev. T. Holmes Morgan (Rector) and Mrs. Mor- gan; Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Lynch Blosse, Coy- trahene House; Mr. H. C. Sheppard; Mr* and Mrs. Wyndham Jenkins; Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Herne; Mr. Geoffrey Lipscombe and party, Margam; Mr. A. Williams; Mrs. T. Tamplin Lewis, Bridgend; Mr. and Miss Lambert; Mr. J. Johnston, Laleston House; Miss Knight, Nottage Court; Mr. Bayliff; Miss Garsed, Moorlands; Mr. and Mrs. Noel, Porthcawl; Miss Brill and Darty, Stoneleigh College; Mr. Vivyan Thomas; Mr. J. Picton, and Miss Brogden; Mr. E. Matthews; Miss Jones, Newton Miss Waddle Mrs. and Miss Alexander; Dr. Hartland, the Misses Henry, Mr. W. D. Lodge, etc. As regards artistic merit, the concert was a pronounced success, tre artistes including several well-known and highly-popular vocal- ists and instrumentalists. A good send off was given the concert by Madame Poulaine and Miss Breffit, who gave a well-executed rendering of Chaminade's duet for two piano- fortes, "Le Matin." Mr. Morgan Morgan, of Neath, who is a tenor of great promise, followed, with two songs, "In Sympathy" (Leoni) and "My love is come" (Marzials), in which he evidenced the power of his voice. Mrs. Swinton, of Llandaff, who is a daugh- ter of Mrs. Ebsworth, had a well-deserved en- core for her rendering of "Two little songs" (Lidgey). Mrs. Swinton has a powerful soprano voice, over which she exercises won- derful control. Mr. Maurice Goudman, the well-known Swansea 'celloist, made his first appearance in Popper's "Albumblatt." Mr. Harry Miller, of the Llandaff Cathedral, gave a magnificent rendering of "Magarita" (Lohr) disclosing a rich bass voice. Mr. Miller was re-called, and gave as an encore "The Carni- val." The first moiety of the concert was concluded with a fine nianoforte solo" CDn- cert Etude" (Godard) by Mrs. Ray Marshall. Quite the "hit" of the evening was "Saint- Saene," Beethoven's duet for two pianofortes, by Mrs. Ray Marshall and Mr. Trevor F. Thomas, which was the opening item of the aecond part. The piece presents unusual dif- ficulties, but in all the heavy passages the time was well sustained, and' the performance evidently pleased the audience. Mrs. Swin- ton gave two solos, "The Bonny Girl" (Maud V. White) and "She Wandered down the mountain side" (Clay), in a creditable style, and a Russian song was rendered as an en- core. Mr. Harry Miller was even better in "Twoeyee of grey" than in his previous songs, and he fairly charmed the audience with his brilliant, rendition of "Three for Jack" (Squire). Mr. Maurice Goudman gave a fur- ther selection on the 'cello giving "Salu't d' Amour" (Elgar) and "Arleouin" (Popper) in an accomplished style. Mr. Morgan Morgan followed with a solo "Bacarolle" (Tosti), ren- dered to the evident satisfaction of the audi- ence, and Miaq Thomas and Mr. Trevor F. Thomas gave the pianoforte, dnet "Vjalse Caprice" (Nevin). The concert was concluded with the National Anthem. The vocalists were accompanied on the pianoforte by Miss Thomas and Mr. Trevor Thomas respectively.
Lieense Compensation. At a meeting on Tuojjday of the licensing committee of the Glamorgan Quarter Sessions it was decided that the scale of payment to valuers under the Compensation Act should be adopted aain for this year, and recon- sidered a year later. The committee recom- mended, and it was approved, that Mr Robert Fisher be appointed auditor to the commit- tee subject to the consent of the County j Council, which had the veto on his appoint- ment, and that the remuneration be fixed at the next meeting. It was decid'ed that the maximum scale of compensation be raised upon licensed houses for the present year. Dr. Taylor asked what the amount to be raised.,was likely to be, and also the sum remaining in hand after the payment of £4,000 odd to licensed houses had' been made. The Chairman replied that the receipts were £ 17,000 17s. and the payments £4.113 12a. and the balance on deposit was £12.200, the balance retained on the. current rate being £ 187 4s. lid. Therefore, the amount nnooo'rr11 S during the present year would be
BOVERTON MAN'S FATE. FELL INTO A QUARRY. An inquest was held on Saturday at Boveiv ton, before Mr. E. B. Reece, coroner, upon the body of Thomas Thomas, of the Parws Boverton, who died on the 28th inst. from in- juries received through falling into a quarry near his home, on the night of 26th Decem- ber. Margaret Thomas, the widow, identified the body, and stated her husband left home about 8 p.m. on the 26th December to go to Llanmaes. He did not return that night, and she next saw him on the following morn- when he was carried home by her son. .Tom and others. He was o2 vears of age, and a farm labourer. He died at 1.30 p.m. on the 28th December. John Williams, farmer, stated he lived! with his mother, who kept the Brown Lion, Llanmaes. Ihe deceased oame there about J p.m. on the 26th December. He left to go home about 10 p.m. the same night. Several other customers left the house at the same time, but none were going in the same direc- tion as deceased. The distance from the Brown Lion to deceased's home was nearly a mile. Deceased was sober when he left. The night was dark and foggy. Thomas Howells, labourer, of Llanmaes, stated he left the Brown Lion with the de- ceased about 10 p.m. on the 26th December and after a few minutes' conversation in the road, wished him "Good nipht," and he went off towards his home. He did not know which way he was going. He was sober. Tom Thomas, son of deceased1, stated he went in search of his father on the morning of the 27th December, and found him lying in the quarry near his house about 8 o'clock. He was bleeding from wounds upon his head, and there were pools of blood on the ground about five yards from where he was lying. He had fallen a distance of 11 feet. Deceased knew him, and spoke to him. With assist- ance he carried him home. and sent for a doc- tor. There was a short cut across the fields to Llanmaes, but no public right-of-way. The quarry belonged to Mr. John Thomas, Tile House, Boverton. Dr. Parry, of Llantwit Major, said deceased was suffering from two severe wounds upon. his head extending to the bone. Death re- sulted from the injuries, coupled with the ex- posure. The Coroner, in summing up. said the de- ceased' had evidently taken a short cut across the fields, and missing his way in the dark- ness and fog, had' fallen into the quarry. There being no public right-of-way across the fields, there was nothing to compel the owner to fence the quarry. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death." Mr. Rees Thomas, on behalf of him- self and fellow-jurors, handed their fees to the widow.
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FORMER BRIDGEND MINISTER CONCERNED. At Pembrokeshire Quarter Sessions, held at Haverfordwest on Tuesday, Benjamin Powell Morris, late Presbyterian minister at Ney- land, and formerly of Bridgend, appealed against an order made upon him by the Roose magistrates adjudging him to be the father of a child of a widow named Davies. The case excited widespread interest when first heard by reason of defendant's position as a minis- ter. Mrs. Davies is a woman of 40 years of age, with eight children. Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C., M.P.. and Mr Lloyd Morgan, M.P., appeared in support of the appeal, and Mr. Lleufer Thomas appeared for the respondent. Judge Owen said the Bench were unani- mous there was no corroboration, and quashed the order with costs.
It is understood that a column is to be erected to perpetuate the memory of Mari Jones, the world-famed Welsh lass, who walked valley and mountain from Llanfi- hangel to Bala more than a century ago, when only 16 years of age, to purchase a copy of the Welsh Bible of the Rev. Thomas Charles. The committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society has resolved to erect the monument at Llanfihangel amid the ruins of the cottage wherein Mari Jones lived.
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