TIME IS MONEY THE EWENNY SHOP SALE IS NOW IN FULL SWING. i HURRY UP! To have your share of the Bargains. r I' -• '• «■ i7 jfe • ■ •■ T. G. Llewelyn, (LATE E. GRIFFITHS), Draper and Milliner, I Bridgend.
UP-TO-DATE APPLIANCES for turning out every class of work at competitive prices, at the "'Glamorgan Gazette" Printing Works. Tabernacle.—A pleasant feature of the evening service at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Sunday evening was the distribution of prizes by the pastor to the successful wcholarn of the Sunday School. Social Evening.—A social evening was spent last week at the Crown Sweeteries, Commercial-street, where a good spread had been provided for the guests by the host aud hostess, Air. aud Mrs. Exton. After the tables had been cleared, the chair was ably filled by Mr. Samuel Jones, Cwmfelin. Mr. Yorath Jones presided at the piano, and an enjoyable time was spent. Narrow Escape.—William Williams, a plate- layer, employed on the Llynvi Section of the Great Western Railway, had a miraculous escape on Saturday. He was working near Maesteg Station, and did not observe the ap- proach of a goods train, which was travelling at a rate of six miles an hour. The man was knocked down and fell between the rails, and the engine and some nine or ten waggons passed over him before the train could be stopped. Then, to the astonishment of the officials and his fellow-workmen, Williams crawled out from his dangerous position. By lying quite still between the rails, the engine and trucks passed above his prostrate body without injuring him. Social at Garth.-The Garth Church Insti- tute having recently been renovated, a social was held on the 3rd inst. to celebrate the re- opening. The room looked beautifully spick and span for the occasion, and the effect was heightened by the tastleful disposition of palms and flowers. Refreshments were pro- vided under the supervision of Mrs. Bowser, Mrs. Lewis, and the Misses Ethel Dagg and M. Lock, and full justice was done to the choice viands so temptingly displayed and ex- cellently served. A lengthy programme of dancing and games was thoroughly enjoyed by the large number present, and this happy result was in a large measure due to the M.C.'s, Messrs. Preece and Hoby, and the pianist, Mies S. J. Hawley. The proceeds, which amount to about C3, are to be devoted to the renovation fund. Mr. H .A. Staples was hon. treasurer. FUNERAL OF MR. DAVID GREY. The funeral of the late Mr. David Grey, Maesteg, took place on Friday, and was at- tended by a large number of the inhabitants of the place. The chief mourners were:- Messrs. F. D. Grey, E. A. Grey, and Vivian Grey (sons); Miss Lina Grey, Mrs. Watkins, and Mrs. H. Jones (daughters); Mrs. E. A. Grey (daughter-in-law): Messrs. Leo Grey, David Oates, John Benner and Harry Benner (grandsons); Miss Gweno Benner (grands- daughter); Messrs. Alfred Oates (Newport), John Benner (Swansea), Henry Jones (Llan- elly), Jenkin Watkins (Maesteg), and J. 0. Evans (Cardiff) (sons-in-law); Messrs. Wm. Grey and Joseph Grey (brothers); and Mr. William Grey (nephew). Among others pre- sent were Miss Maggie Grey and Miss Eva Grey, Mr. Arthur Grey, Miss J. Davies, Mr. T. Davies, Mr. Russell (Clydach), Mr. David (Aberdulais), Mr. Lloyd (Swansea Valley), Mr and Mrs. Jacob Jenkins, Mr. and Mm. Isaac Isaac, Messrs. T. Morgan, J. Bevan, J. Scale, T. Lewis, S. Lewis, David Davies, W. Aker- hurst, T. B. Boucher, and Rhys D. Morgan, the Rev. Robert Allen, the Rev. W. H. Thomas, and the Rev. John Williams. The Rev. Edward Davies, curate of St. Michael's, officiated at the house, and at the church and graveside, where the rites were conducted by the vicar (the Rev. S. Jackson), assisted by the Rev. E. Davies.
CAERAU & NANTYFFYLLON. Omission.—The organist at Saron Singing Festival, recently reported, was Mr. W. J. Richards, Gwalia House. Accident.—On Monday, Henry James, a boy employed at Caerau Colliery, received severe injuries to his foot by a tram passing over it. He was conveyed home on, horse- back, and was attended by Dr. H. Jones. Lecture.—On Monday evening a lantern lecture was given by the Rev. J. Tegryd Davies, Caerau, at Dyffryn Chapel. Mr. Davies delivered a powerful lecture, aided by well-selected slides. Rev. J. Llewellyn was the chairman. Scholarship.-Edward A. Hughes, who has been awarded an entrance scholarship of R60 tenable for four years at Trinity College, Cambridge, is a pupil of Abergele County School. He is a Pontycymmer boy, and 18 yeara of age. He will enter Trinity next October. Sunday School.—On Sunday last the an- nual distribution of prizes was held at Trin- ity Sunday School, when about 100 scholars were presented with books for good attend- ance. Mr. V. E. Watkins made the presen- tations. The following made up the pro- gramme:—Psalms by Florrie Jones and B. Hardcastle; solos by T. C. James, Alfred Morgans, Maud Hockings, Mr. T. Finnemore, and Miss Emily Gunter (Ogmore); recitations by Florrie Wynne, May Hacker, Stanley Phillips, Lilian Sampson, and' Miss S. James. The Rev. W. Meek presided in his usual able manner. Jerusalem C. M. Church.-Thig church, which is the youngest cause is Nantyffyllon, is making rapid progress under the pastoral care of the Rev. Solva Thomas, and there is every prospect of its becoming a very strong church in the near future. The wave of re- vivalism was strikingly manifested in this church, and was the means of greatly adding to their membership. Since the revival a strong feature of the cause has been the week-night Bible classes conducted1 by Rev. S. Thomas, Mr. W. Bowen Davies, and Mr. David Richard Thomas, and judging from the large numbers who attend these classes, it is evident that the efforts put forth in this direction are greatly appreciated, and the classes are very instructive and interest- ing to the members. WOMANS SUDDEN DEATH. Mr. Howell Cuthbertson held an inquiry at Nantyffyllon Police-station on Fridy morn- ing touching the death of Elizabeth Lewis, age 35, who died suddenly on the previous Wednesday night. John Lewis, collier, 15 Grove-street, iden- tified the body as that of his wife. When he left for his work at 6.30 on Wednesday night she was all right. He was sent for at the works, and when he returned at 11.30 his wife was dead. Mary Ann Lewis, the littte daughter of de- ceased, deposed to having had in conjunction with her mother and younger sister some fried fish and potatoes for supper. They did not have anything to drink for supper, and they went to bed at 9.45. Hardly had they retired than her mother complained of violent pains in the chest and stomach, and witness screamed for the neighbours. Mrs. Mary Price, who responded to the cries of the last witness, said she thought Mrs. Lewis was dying when she entered the house and saw her sitting on the sofa doubled up trying to vomit. She sent for a doctor. Dr. Robert Chambers said deceased expired five minutes after his arrival. His efforts to restore life were of no use-she was too far gone. In conjunction with Dr. Sinclair he made a post-mortem. They found the brain was normal, and the left lung adhered to the wall of the chest, a syptom of old pleurisy. The h.rt was displaced, the liver and snleen were a bit enlarged. There was no trace of any irritant in the stomach, nor was there evidence of anything she had eaten affecting the stomach. He came to the conclusion that she died from heart disease of some standing, accelerated by an overloaded stom- ach. He was satisfied that the fried fish and potatoes did not of themselves cause death, because other members of the family had par- taken of them with no ill-effect. A verdict in accordance with the doctor's evidence was returned.
PORTHCAWL. UP-TO-DATE APPUANCBS for turning out every class of work at competitive prices, at tLe Glamorgan Gazette" Printing Works. The Skerweather Wreck.—The steamship Pepin which went ashore on the Skerweather Sands, five miles off Porthcawl, last week, has become a total wreck. In the latter part of the week the mast and funnel disappeared, and the mast was washed up near Newton on Monday morning. It was intact, and measured 46ft. There appears to have been a considerable amount of money on board the steamer.
PONTYCYMMER. Call.—We understand that the Rev. J. T. Rhys, of the English Congregational Church, has received a very cordial invitation to undertake the pastorate of the English Con- gregational Church at Aberamman. Lecture.—An amusing and instructive lec- ture was delivered at the English Congrega- tional Church on Monday evening by the Rev Penry Evans, Porth, on "How to go about things." Accident.—On Saturday morning a night- haulier at the Ffaldau Collieries, named David Phillips, met with serious injuries to his legs, owing to a fall of roof. He is now improving rapidly. Quarterly Meeting.—On Saturday night the quarterly meeting of the Tabernacle Sun- day School was held, the pastor, Rev. D. Hughes, presiding. There was a lengthy programme of solos, recitations, and ad- dresses. Football.—There was great satisfaction in local football circles when it became known on Saturday night that Maddocks, of the London Welsh, was selected for the Inter- national. He is a son of Councillor Jonathan Maddocks, Pontycymmer. Co-Operative Productions."—A public meeting was held on Monday evening, under the auspices of the Co-Operative Stores, pre- sided over by Mr. E. G. King. Addresses were given by Miss James, Cwmbwrla, and Mr. E. Taliesin Manselton on the subject of "Co-Operative Productions." The attend- ance was not very large owing to other events in the locality. Musical Success.—Mr. Oliver Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Morgan, has ob- tained the A.L.C.M. certificate, and has also passed the higher division (with distinction) of the Associated Board of the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music. Mr. Morgan is making rapid strides. Like his brother at Cardiff, he is popular amongst young vocalists as an accompanist. Musical.—Miss Sarah A. Riggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Riggs, Bettws, has passed the elementary examination of the London College of Music with honours, winning a. book prize. Miss May Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Oxford-street, also passed the elementary examination, second class, of the same College. Both are pupils of Miss Butler, of Oxford-street, Pontycym- mer. Improvement Society.—On the 3rd inst. the usual meeting of the Noddfa Mutual Im- provement Society was held, the pastor pre- siding. An excellent paper was read by Mr. Sam Davies on the subject "Dr. Price, Aber- dare." Miss V. Jones contributed a solo.— On Tuesday evening papers were read by Miss Dilys Davies and Mrs. Stone (Pontyrhil, Schools), the former on "The two sisters of Bethany," and Mrs. Stone on "Temperance." Miss D. Evans, Treforest, sang a solo in a delightful manner. The usual votes of thanks were passed'. MASS MEETING OF MINERS. The adjourned mass meeting of miners was held at Fontycymmer Public-hall on Satur- day evening, Mr. Wm. Davies (checkweigher) presiding. There was a large attendance, including the district secretary (Mr. Evan David). A letter was read from Alderman John Thomas (miners' agent) stating that he would not attend the meeting. A deputa- tion attended from Llanhilleth, soliciting as- sistance towards the strikers there. The deputation having explained the position, it was decided to recommend the District to contribute E20, each lodge to render support independently. There was a long. discussion on the expul- sion of the late No. 3 men of the Garw Fechan Colliery from the Federation. Three of the men were allowed to state their case. It was stated that the previous No. 3 work- men had been sub-contracting, and the ex- pelled workmen went to work according to the list prices. The meeting was occasion- ally of a lively character, and at the close of a discussion lasting nearly three hours, a re- solution was passed urging the District "to allow the men to be re-admitted into their lodge without having to pay any arrears, as the district was to blame." The meeting was again adjourned for a month. GARW SHAVINGS. By SPOKE-SHAVER. During the recent gale many clothes-lines were dismantled, and clothes scattered in all directions. Identification is still proceed- ing. It being wet as usual on Sunday night, there were many door-step yarns. It is rumoured that tradespeople are going to im- pose a tax upon courtship in their shop en- trances. With the settlement at all the Garw Col- lieries, men are returning to their wives and families. Who was the man who fell into the bucket en route for work, and vowed vengeance upon the lamp-lighters? Who were the three young ladies who went to Brecon to purchase a costume each for Christmas? The costumier, I am told, would not allow them to bring the articles home for fear a spark from the engine or the steam would spoil them. When the Rev. W. E. Winks lectured upon "A trip to the moon," he was asked if it was true there was a man in the moon, to which he replied that he rather believed it was an animal, say, a horse. The questioner told his mates that he did not believe much in the sayings of the lec- turer.
BLAENGARW. Quarterly Meetings.—In connection with Bethania Sunday School, quarterly meetings were held on Sunday afternoon and evening. Excellent programmes had been arranged, and the scholars who contributed, acquitted themselves creditably. The singing, under the leadership of Mr. Thomas Jones, was of a high order. Mr T. Bedford Richards, A.C., presided at the organ. The Rev. W. A. Williams, pastor, presided.
OGMORE VALE. Tynewydd Conservative Club.—The sixth of a series of political meetings took place at the above club on Saturday, Mr. W. G. Wil- liama in the chair. The meeting commenced with an overture by Miss Pugh, which was followed by a political address by Mr. R. J. Richards, Conservative agent, PortTalbot. A vote of thanks was accorded the speaker on the motion of Mr. H. Lewis. Social.-A very successful social gathering was held on Monday evening at the Work- men's-hall under the auspices of the Hermon li11' a 80 very ^fully, both music- ally and financially, performed that pretty but difficult oratoria "Captivity," under the baton of Mr. Jeremiah Lewis, A.C., a few weeks ago. The choir committee enter- tained the many outside and kind friends who proffered their aid at the practices and per- formance. The following ladies ably presi- ded at the tables: -Mrs. T. Llewellyn, Mrs. J. Morgan, Mrs. W. David, Mrs. J. Tucker, Misses M. J. Sandford, M. A. Griffiths, S. A. Joseph, and G. Davies. A most enjoyable musical programme had. been arranged, when the following rendered their acceptable ser- vices:—Messrs. Gwilym Kinsey, M. Davies, G. David, S. Fielding, W. Leyshon, and Miss Lizzie Kinsey. The vocalists were accom- panied by Messrs. T. Llewellyn, W. Leyshon, and Mrs. J. Morgan on. the piano. The usual votes of thanks terminated a most pleasant and enjoyable evening. Bethlehem Mutual.—On Tuesday evening a most interesting and instructive paper was read before the members of Bethlehem Mutual Improvement Society by the Rev. J. A. Humphreys on the "Act of Uniformity" or "The Secession of the 2,000 Puritan Fathers from the Church of England in 1662." There was a fair number present, and, the reader pointed out that amongst the seceders were many Welshmen and Bautists, some of whose history was given. namely, John Miles, Ilston,, near Swansea: Vavasor Powell, Olchron; William, Jones, of Cilmaenllwyd Carm, and Evan Joseph, of Llangeinor. On the 200th anniversary of the above secession, Llangollen Baptist College was erected. Thanks were passed to the speaker for his instruc- tive paper, and much regret was expressed that so few of the young men of the church attended the meeting.
Llangynwyd Farmer's Death. Mr. William Rees, farmer, died suddenly yesterday morning at his residence, Neuadd Danos, Llangynwyd, at the age of 53. An inquest will be held.
PUBLIC HEALTH ACT. 1875. Porthcawl Urban District Council. TVTE, the Urban District Council for the Urban District of Porthcawl, in tbe County of Glamorgan, HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that we intend after the expiration of three calendar months from the date of the publication of this notice, to commence the construction of the following werks for the purpose of carrying water mains without our said District, and within the following Districts and Parishes, all in the County of Glamorgan, namely (A) Penybont Rural District.—Parishes of Pyle, Sker, and Llangynwyd Lower. (B) Margam Urban District—Parish of Margam The construction of a water main from the boundary of our said Distfict co the reservoir in- tended to be hereafter constructed by us at Craig-yr-aber, partly within the said Pariah of Llangyuwyd Lower, and partiy within the said Parish of Margam and the said Penybont Rural and Margam Urban Districts respectively, at the point indicated by the letter D" on the plan hereinafter referred to. And NOTICE IS HERE- BY FURTHER GIVEN that the intended com- mencement and termination of the said work, and the names of the parishes and the otreets, lands, railways, rivers, and other premises, through, across, under or on which the work is intended to be made are as follows The water main hereinbefore referred to will commence at the boundary of our said district at the point indicated by the letter C" on the plan hereinafter referred to, and will pass through, across, and under the district toad called Heol-y-west in the said Parish of Sker, the district road called Heol-Drewy leading from Smoky Cot to Tyn-y-pwll in. the said parish of Pyle, the district road called Pyle Road, lead- ing from Smoky Cot aforesaid to the village of Pyle, in the said parish of Pyle, the turn- pike road called the Bridgend and Port Tal- bot County Road in the said parishes of Pyle and Margam (and within the said Penybont Rural and Margam Urban Districts respec- tively), the district road called Heol-y-glo, Penybryn Road, and Aberbaiden Road, in the said parish of Margam, and within the said Margam Urban District; the brook known as the Pyle Brook, or Afon Fach, within the said parish of Pyle; the river known as Afon Ken- fig, within the said parish of Pyle; the brook called Avon Kenfig within the said parish of Margam; the several pieces of land, railways, and heredita- ments, particulars of which are contained in the Schedule hereto, and will terminate at the point indicated by the letter "D" on the said plan hereinafter referred to; the course of the said water main being also shown on the said plan by the red line extending from the points indicated by the letters "C" and "D" on such plan. The said plan is drawn upon the 6 inch ordnance survey, and is de- posited at the office of the said Porthcawl Urban District Council, situate in the New- road, Porthcawl, aforesaid, where the same is open for inspection at all reasonable times, viz., between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on every week day. AND NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that if any Owner or reputed Owner, Lessee, or reputed Lessee, or Occupier of any of the before-mentioned lands, or the Over- seers of the said parishes, or the Surveyors of highways, or other persons having the care of the before-mentioned roads and streets, or any other Owner, Lessee, or Occupier who will be affected bir the intended work, objects to such work, and serves nolice in writing of such objection on us, the said Porthcawl Urban District Council, at any time within three calendar months from the date of the publication of this notice, namely, the 12th day of January, 1906, the said intended work will not (unless such objection be withdrawn) be commenced without the sanction of the Local Government Board, after an Inquiry to be made into the propriety of the said in- tended work and into the objections thereto by an Inspector appointed by the Local Gov- ernment Board, in accordance with the pro- visions contained in the Public Health Act, 1875; Dated this 10th day of January, 1906. EDWARD T. DAVID, Clerk to the said Porthcawl Urban District Council. THE SCHEDULE BEFORE REFERRED TO.—COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN. Nucobsr on 1^0* • • y Ordnance Map, 2nd Deposited! Description of Land. Quantity. Situation. Parish. Owner or Reputed Owner. Lessee or Reputed „ Edition 1899). Plan. j_ Lsasee. cupier. Pn.rinh of PvltJ — 346 1 Field 0 ? 3i Parc-newydd pyle Emily Charlotte Talbot Rees Willi-,™* 199 2 Field ••• ° North Oornelly pyie Emily Charlotte Talbot mrLrd Th^ 201 3 [Garden 0 0 3 Heol-y-Shoet, North Oornelly Pyle Emily Charlotte Talbot Job David Tob DaviH 201 4 (Garden or Yard ••• 0 0 Heol-y-Sheeo Py;Q Emily Charlotte Talbot Hnu^ll TaL;* 156 5 jRailway and Works 0 0 3 ihe Green pyiQ The Great Western Railway Co. The Great Western Rail- 150 6 Garden and Stream 0 0 3 The Greei Pyle Emily Charlotte Talbot MrrSr«!'TUih» 148 7 Field and Stream 0 0 24 Crown Field Pyie Emily Charlotte Talbot Elizfbeth Snitu I™ 8 Field 0 0 37 Cob Field pyie Emily Charlotte Talbot guaabeth bpitcle. ??? 9 Fie'd 0 0 28 Cot Field PJle Emily Charlotte Talbot 98 10 County Road under railway 0 0 3 Port Talbot R^ilway Bridge over pyie Port Talbot Railway and Docks Port Talbot R *i County Road Company n k n railway and qo 11 River Bed and Bank 0 0 1 Pyle Bridge pyie Emily Charlotte Talbob ° 36 12 River Bed and Bank 0 0 1 Pyle Bridge pyie Emily Charlotte Talbot Suean Thomas' Pansh oOIargam. Field" 0 1 24 Aberbaiden Margam .| Emily Charlotte Talbot Baldwins, Limited Baldwins, Limited, and 2409 14 Field 0 0 34 Aberbaiden Margam Emily Charlotte Talbob Baldwins, Limited Baldwins,W Limited, and 2408 15 Field and Tramroads 0 1 21 Aberbaiden Margam Emily Charlotte Talbob Baldwins, Limited BaW^ine,* Smitod, and 2330 16 Field and Wood and Tramroads 0 10 Aberbaiden Margam Emily Charlotte Talbob Baldwins, Limited Baldwins,* Lifted and 2329 17 Field and Tramroads 0 0 32 Aberbaiden .1 Margam Emily Charlotte Talbot Baldwins, Limited Baldwins, Limited, and 2318 18 Field and Woodland 0 1 24 Craig-yr-aber .j Margam Emily Charlotte Talbot EmUy^Chadotte Talbofr 1434 19 Plantation and Streams 1 2 27 ^Craig-yr-aber .j Margam Emily Charlotte Talbot Emily^hTdott^ Talbob and Thomas Loveluck.
TONDU & ABERKENFIG. Carey.-The annual tea and entertainment of the Band of Hope held at the above place of worship, took place on January 3rd, when re- freshments were provided for the children at- tending the class. The various duties were performed by the following:-NLIrs. Chubb, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Daye, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Cole, the Misses Waters, Hughes, P. Whit- tingham, and E. Whittmgham, and Mr. D. C. Whittingham. After the tea, Mr. G..Jeanes took the chair in the absence of the Rev. G. R. Cole, who is president of the Band of Hope, and who was indisposed at the time. The following members of the class rendered the various items on the following programme in an able manner, showing that great in- terest is taken by them in their class. e tation, Violet Harris; solo Lily Chubb; re- citation, Mr. J. S. Ric'hard«; so o, Cole; duet, Maggie and Annie Richards re- citation, Florrie Chubb; solo, Ethel G. Thomas; duet, Lizzie Whittmgham and Robina Webster; recitation, Lily Chubb-, and a dialogue, "Father Christmas. Scene 1, "A Teetotaller's Home": Minnie Wells, Ethel C. Thomas, Brinly Owen, and TVevor Thomas. Secene 2, "A .Drunkard s Home. Maggie Richards, Annie Richards, Olive Richards, Hopkm Hopkm, and liams; Father Christmas, Ernest Wakeman. Miss Bertha Jeanes and Master W. W. Price officiated at the organ. A collection was taken among the friends present to defray the cost of the tea for the children.—On Sun- day afternoon a very pleasant meeting was held at Carey, scholars, teachers., parents, and friendls being in attendance. The chair was taken, in the much-reorretted absence of Mr. Jesse Hurley, the superintendent, by one of the teachers, and some stirring addresses were given bv Mr. John. Ynisawdre Farm Mr. Job Hurley, and Mrs. Frew.. Suitable solos, duets and recitations were given by the scholars.
KENFtG HILL. PRESENTATION TO MR. H. REES. The workmen of the Aberbaiden (I^win "Ltd i Collierv met at the Masons Arms, on Saturday evening, to make a presentation t-o Mr. H. Rees, the late manager of the above colliery. The presents consisted of an illu- minated address, a gold watch, curb chain and pendant, and a silver-mounted walking- stick with a beautiful marble timepiece, chasely inscribed, to Mrs. Rees. A large number of workmen were present. Mr. William Thomas, M.E., Mr. Rees's successor, was voted to the chair, and was enthusias- tically cheered as he took the position. After a speech which put the audience in excellent humour, the Chairman called upon Mr. H. Leek and Miss Jenkins for a pianoforte duet, which they performed in good style. Mr. W. Wales having sung "Hen wlad fy nhadau, Mr. John Jenkins made the presentation of gold watch and pendant, and in doing so, bore testimony to the good Qualities and fair- ness which Mr. Rees had always displayed. Mr. Rees suitably replied. The duet, "Lar- board Watch" was then given by Messrs. W. Wales and W. John, after which Mr. John Davies presented Mr. Rees with the walking- stick. Another song, composed' by loan Cynffig" for the occasion, and rendered by "Ap Cynffig," to a well known tune, brought about much applause and vociferous cheering. Mr. Job Williams presented the address, and Mr. George Lane the marble timepiece. Mrs. Rees, it was explained, was unavoidably absent. A vote of thanks was passed to the chairman, who, in reply, said that he appreciated an opportunity of meet- ing the men collectively, and if at any time he could be of service to them in giving them a lift upwards, it would be his greatest plea- sure to do so. Mr. Charles Rowlands recited his own com- position on the occasion, which was highly appreciated, and "Eos Cpnffig" singing of the National Anthem brought a pleasant meeting to a successful close.
GOWBFUDGE. COUNTY POLICE COURT. Tuesday.—Before General Tyler, Mr. C. Ed- mondes and Mr. J. Pickard. Dismissed —Edward Rees, Llantwit Major, farmer, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly. Alderman T. J. Hughes ap- peared for the defence. The case was dia- Maintenance.—John Llewellyn, Ponty- pridd, collier, was summoned in respect of the non-maintenance of his mother. He was ordered to contribute Is. a week and pay the costs, lIs. „ School Cases.—The following were sum- moned in respect of the non-attendance of their children at school: -Jeremiah Murphy, Ystradowen, mason, fined 4s. 6d.; Charles Huish, Fforesitfach, labourer, two orders made; James Lewis, Uanharran, collier, fined 4s. 6d.; Thomas Evans, Llanharry, inn- keeper, fined 4s. 6d.
PYLE. Miniature Rifle Club.-The above club held their annual Xmas shoot at the Drill-hall, Pyle. The members of the club are indebted to Miss Talbot, of Margam Park, for the use of the Drill-hall for practice and they are also encouraged by Mr. G. Lipscomb, who is the president. The following are the best scores:-W. T. John, 36 points; R M John, 35; G. Powell, 34; W. J. Powell, 29; T. David, 29.
FOOTBALL. ON WEDNESDAY. Maesteg All Blacks, v. Aberavon United. Banks. At Aberavon on Wednesday. All Blacks: Back, Rees; threequarters, E. Morris (capt.), A. Davies, J. Phillips, and G. F. Williams; half-backs, A. J. Thomas and Tom Owen; forwards (selected from), J. Roderick, G. Fishlock, W. Griffiths, J. M. Davies, G. Collier, J. Evans, E. Clarge, D. Lake, D. Llewellvn, and E. Thomas. Ki'ck off at 3.30.
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NANTYMOEL. 1 Co-Operative Society.—The quarterly meet- ing of the Nantymoel Industrial Co-Ooerative Society was held at the Stores on Saturday, Mr. W. B. Jones presiding. The sales for 1 the twelve weeks amounted to E9,347 8s. 6d., ¡ which showed a considerable increase as com- 1 pared with the corresponding quarter of last 1 year. The election of a committee of man- ¡ agement resulted as follows —Councillor Jacob Edwards, Messrs. Jones, Narbeth, Handcock, Davies, Lewis, Kinsey, Griffiths, and Thomas. Messrs. H. H. Price and J. Roach were re-elected auditors. The grati- fying report is highly complimentary to Mr. Daniel Enoch, the popular general manager, and his staff. Friendly Societies' Council.—The monthly meeting of the Ogmore Valley Friendly So- cieties' Council was held at the Wyndham Arms Hotel on Tuesday evening, Bro. David James presiding over a good- attendance of delegates. The following officers were elected: -President, Mr. James Thomas, Og- more Vale; vice-president, Mr. Evan Rees, Ogmore Vale; hon. treasurer, Mr. T. H. Job, Ogmore Vale (re-elected): hon. secretary, Mr T. J. Job, Nantymoel (re-elected). The sec- retary presented the Council's financial state- ment, which showed a balance in hand of P,13 7s. lltd. The proceeds of the recent lecture given by the Rev. W. A. Edwards, M.A., amounted to over C12. The affiliated, lodges' subscriptions towards the infirmary and hos- pital realised £ 8. It was unanimously re- solved to subscribe 910 10s to Cardiff Infirmary and £ 5 5s. to Bath Mineral Hospital. It was decided to invite the sick visitors of the lodges to the next Council meeting.
GILFACH GOCH. Football.—The White Rose played Blaen- clydach Rangers at Abercerdin Field on Sat- urday, and proved victorious by 3 tries to nil. R. White played a fine game at half, scoring a splendid try. Scholastic Success—At a recent competitive examination Master Horace Wyndham Thomas (Bridfeend County School), son of the Rev. Morgan Thomas, won a scholarship of the value of jE30 a year at Monmouth Gram- mar School. This reflects great credit not only upon the boy. but also uoon the popular headmaster, Mr. Rankin, and his able col- leagues. The lad is a most promising and plucky athlete, being captain of the school football and cricket teams.
LLANTWIT MAJOR. Presentation.—Mr. Daniel Hopkin for- merly assistant master of the Council Schools in this town, but now of the Carmarthen Training College, has just been the recipient of a very acceptable and well-deserved gift. It consisted of a handsome silver Waltham lever watch, bearing the following inscrip- tion :—"A token of esteem to Daniel Hopkin from members of the Parish Church, Llant- wit Major; September, 1905." The presen- tation could not be made until Mr. Hopkin's return from College for the Christmas holi- days, which he ia spending in his native town. Funeral.—The funeral of the late Mrs. William Evans, wife of Mr. Williams Evans, of the Baran Clos, Boverton-road, took place on Thursday, January 4th, at the Tabernacle Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Llantwit Major. Mrs. Evans's death, at the early age of 39, came as a sudden blow upon her sor- rowing husband, who has had many trials in- cluding the loss of his first wife, who was an invalid, and the deaths of two children. The chief mourners were Mr. William Evans and his children, Miss Florrie Evans and Masters Ernest, Arthur, Gilead, Willie, and Illtyd Evans Mrs. Williams (sister), Aberystwyth; Mrs. Rodliffe (sister), Shirehampton; Mr. George Ridler (cousin), Pontycymmer; Mr. Kibblewhite (uncle-in-law), Mrs. Ann Ridler (aunt), Mr. Thomas Evans (brother-in-law) and Mrs. Thomas Evans, Cardiff: Mr. John Evans (brother-in-law) and Mrs. John Evans, Little Frampton Mrs. Draper (sister-in-law), Cardiff; Mrs. Prioe (sister-in-law), Abercy- non; Mrs. Handlow (cousin-in-law), Barry; Miss Margaret Evans and Miss Mary Evans (sisters-in-law), Llantwit Major: and many other relatives, family connections, friends, and neighbours. The Rev. P. Ma-rchant Lewis, pastor of the Tabernacle C.M., offi- ciated, and the Rev. T. Hirwain Jenkins, pastor of Bethesda and' Ebenezer, prayed. The other ministers present were the Rev. W. Davies (C.M.), Boverton-road, and the Rev. Owen Davies, pastor of Bethel, who was accompanied by Mrs. Owen Davies. The undertaker was Mr. Edward Hopkin, Com- mercial-street. Among the floral tributes sent to the memory of the late Mrs. Evans was a beautiful wreath subscribed for by the members of the Tabernacle C.M. Church. Church Sunday School.—The annual New Year's tea and entertainment in connection with St. Illtyd's Church Sunday School took place on Friday afternoon in the Town Hall, which was prettily decorated for the oc- casion. Mrs. John Williams, Ivy House, generously provided the excellent and sump- tuous tea entirely at her own expense, and presented each scholar with a beautifully illu- minated text card. Prizes were distributed to deserving scholars by Mrs. Williams, who also gave all present buns and sweets at the clo-sp of the meeting. The trays were pre- sided over by Mrs. Henry Morris, The Vicar- age; Mrs. Vachell, West House- Mrs. Rees Thomas, Boverton Place: the Misses Price, The Hayes, and Miss Eva Thomas, Ffynondy. Miss Annie Thomas, Boverton Place, was pre- sent, representing the Boverton branch of St. Illtyd's Church Schools, and among the other teachers were Miss Morris, The Vicarage; Mrs. D. J. Williams, Miss Grace Williams, Miss Hallett, Mr. Daniel Hopkin, and Miss May Rees. Among the visitors present was Miss Nicholl, The Ham. After tea Rev. T. Malldwyn Davies, introduced by the Rev. Henry Morris (vicar), entertained the child- ren with a lantern address in connection with Waifts and Strays Society. After the address games and varied amusements were the order of the evening, and everybody appeared to enjoy the entertainment to its fullest extent. Mrs. John Williams was accompanied by her little daughters, fhe MisSefJi Margaret and Mary Williams.
Football Teams for To-Morrow. BRIDGEND VTPONTYCYMMER. At Bridgend. Bridgend: Back, Gwilym Hopkins; three- quarters, T. Matthews (capt.), W. M. Ed- wards, W. J. Rees, and Dai Nekrews; half- backs, Jenkin Hopkin and W. Jenkins; for- wards, Dai Thomas, Tom Griffiths, T. Guild- ford, E. James, W. James, A. Richards, S. Bryant, and G. Parry. Pontycymmer: Back, D. J. Richards; threequarters, J. Owen (capt.), T. Williams, B. Feiven and W. J. Lewis; half-backs, R. Thomas and E. Howells; forwards, R. Bowen, R. Griffiths, J. McCarthy, D., James, A. Tiley H. J. Harding, R. Tilley, and W. J. Evans. Train leaves at 12.54 p.m. Kick off at 3 o'clock. LLANTWIT MAJOR v. OLD WELSH BOYS. At Llantwit Major. Llantwit Major: Back, A. T. Davies; threequarters (selected from) J. Roberts, D. Hopkins, J. Davies, S. O. Else, or D. M. Rees; half-backs, J. Hopkins and H. Wil- liams forwards (selected from) F. Deere (capt.), E. Davies, H. Deere, T. Thomas, I. Deere, F. Kelly. D. Peters, C. Davies, W. Evans, and B. V. Davies. Kick off at 3 p.m. BRIDGEND BARBARIANS v. LLAN- HARRAN. At Llanharran. Barbarians: Back, T. David; threequarters H. Pearce, H. Giles, F. Davies, and A. Bur- nett; half-backs, R. Lloyd and A. P. Thomas; forwards, S. Bevan, R. Urch, A. Brown, W. Gibbs, A. Elstone. B. Hapgood, F. Evans, G. Gould, and J. Willis. Train leaves Bridgend at 2.45. OGMORE VALE v. LLWYNYPIA. At Llwynypia. Ogmore Vale: Back, W. Pennell; three- quarters, Pinkard, Matthews, Griffiths, and Palmer; half-backs, Jones and Keys; for- wards, J. Ham, T. Lloyd, G. Isaac, H. Ham, T. Rees, C. Parkhouse, G. Darby, and W. Pocock. OGMORE VALE II. v. CAERAU. At Caerau. Ogmore Vale II.: Back, W. Evans; three- quarters, T. Evans, A. Hodgson, F. Reed, and A. Kynan; half-backs, Delbridge and Slo- combe; forwards, Hodgson, Clarge, Williams, Hartland, Pook, Wareham, Hartland, and Baker. OGMORE SCHOOLBOYS v. PONTY- CYMMER SCHOOLBOYS. At Ogmore. Ogmore: Back, Edgar Oliver; threequar- ters, Eddie Howells, D. Kynan, Garf. Hard- ing, and Dick Howells; half-backs, Evan Jones (capt.) and Hop Jones; forwards, T. Bowen, W. Whiting, W. James, D. Burrid'ge, E. Davies, Archie Reed, J. Emanuel, and Jenkin Williams. Kick off at 3 p.m. MAESTEG v. ABERDARE. At Maesteg. Maesteg—-Back, Paul Jones; threequarters, Dai Davies, W. Lewis, L. Treharne, and T. Riley; half-backs, T. Duckfield and W. Sutton; forwards (selected from). H. Thomas (capt.), J. Griffiths, D. Ackerman, J. Luke, W. Thomas, T. Mort, M. Coleman, Aaron Rees, J. Owen, J. Ooleman, and! T. Thomas. Kick off at 3 p.m. BRIDGEND DISTRICT SCHOOLBOYS' LEAGUE. The following are the fixtures for to- morrow (Saturday): Tondu v. National, Bridgend; referee, Mr. Rees Sant. Ogmore Vale v. Pontycymmer; Mr. T. Bennetts. Cefn v. Bridgend Council; Mr Thoe. Jones. Nantymoel v. Kenfig Hill Mr. J. Boobyer. (On the grounds of the first-named clubs.) The attention of secretaries is drawn to Rule No. 20; non-compliance with this causes much confusion at headquarters. In view of the forthcoming Inter-Town Match, it behoves all in charge of teams to enforce strict training, and lessons learnt in the last Inter-Town match should not be overlooked.
BRIDGEND BOARD OF GUARDIANS. APPOINTMENT OF FOSTER-MOTHER. I PROPOSED PURCHASE OF LAND FOR OFFICES. Archdeacon Edmondes presided at a meet- ing of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Board of Guardians on Saturday, Rev. H. Eynon Lewis occupying the vice-chair. The Local Government Board wrote con- senting to the appointment of Dr. W. N. Davies as medical officer in the Llanharran district for a period ending 29th September, 1910, at a salary of jE15 per annum. A letter was read from Miss Bessie Roberts, resigning her appointment as foster-mother at the Cottage Homes.—The Cottage Homes Committee recommended that the present as- sistant nurse (Miss S. C. Thomas) be ap- pointed in the place of Miss Roberts, and this was agreed to, on the motion of Mr. Michael Davies, seconded by Mr. Francis Cox (Maes- teg). Mr. D. H. Price moved, and Mr. Michael Davies seconded, that advertisements be in- serted in the Press for an assistant nurse to fill the vacancy caused by Miss Roberts's pro- motion. It was stated that the salary was £ 13 per annum, with rations, apartments, uniform, and washing. On! the motion of Mr. T. C. Jones (Ponty- rhyl), seconded bv Mr. Edward, Edwards (Og- more Vale), it was decided to increase the salary from R13 to JE18. Amendments that the matter be referred to the House Com- mittee, and that the word "experienced" be inserted in the advertisement, were lost, and the motion was eventually carried. ,-T.r+1^OCA1 Governinent Board wrote oertify- th? Snt ramoun,t -due t0 the Board from „ salari^ at rUn.Cl1 111ures^ct teachers' salaries a,t the Cottage Homes was £ 65 12s. I Ihe Local Government Board approved of the plans relating to the proposed mortuary Sv ^IdtC" bUt waa tSt tney would again communicate with the Board before issuing the necessary order authorising a loan of £ 550 in respect of the I Was decided t(> ask the architect what his terms would be for the preparation of the plans and bills of quantnties. Notice was received of the death at the v?cs « « relations COuW fouad "7 worth Trehfne' of the Mack-, cated with cr' )v0 that he had communi- f to the Board's tS- ?kworth Wlth regard > adjoining dians required terms with the view to pur- chase. He was instructed to offer the Guar- dians the plot for the sum of £ 1,760 the- Gu^rdians to pay all costs relating to the' pur- chase. Mr. Nicholl moved and Mr. Michael ?f £ l6?5(>nCOntfd Board offer the sum. Rev 'h F rT' Edwards moved, and rr' *J- Lewis seconded' an amendment Sf ma^r fee referred to tie C- house Alterations Committee, and the resoln t.on Wng been withdrawn, 'it The comnntttee appointed to report on tho, question of furnishing the new infirmary sub- mitted a list which was estimated to cost a iise f0rTern!e^' WaS de°ide<l ad*eT-
I WE ARE INFORMED. That Cowbridge has 206 electors, exactly the same number as last year. That the Chairman of the Bridgend Bench. wore a red tie on Saturday. That a red tie to a Tory is what a red rag is to a bull, but That a Rad, when he sees a certain colour turns blue with the blues. That Alderman T. J. Hughes was shouted down at a Liberal meeting at Pontardulais on Monday night. That Mr. R. L. Vaughan Williams (son of Lord Justice Vaughan Williams) has been selected as Unionist candidate for the Houghton-le-Spring Division of Durham. That Mr. Vaughan Williams appeared in an important case recently heard at Bridgend County Court. That the Rector of Llangan opened his speech at Porthcawl by referring to a ferocious- looking dog which someone had uncon- cernedly brought into the room. That he expressed the hope that if the dog were a tariff reformer, he would take his. remarks "lying down." That when Mr. Brace sat for the photograph, a production of which appears on page 7, he was fondly imagining a 500 point vic- tory. That one of the ring-leaders of the turbulent- party at the Town-hall on Saturday night was a Nantymoel Guardian. That what most surprised everybody was that. there should be disorder with Mr. Stock- wood in the chair. That no Bridgendian would go against Mr. Stockwood, but as Mr. McGaul says, there- were "foreigners in camp." That the I., Gazette" upset the equilibrium of a few people when, last April, it ran a. municipal "horse race," but That the Mackintosh of Mackintosh has gone one farther in putting the South Glamor- gan candidates in a similar event. That he calls the Colonel a "weight-carrior, and says the electors are surely not going to exchange a "weight-carrier" for a "hack- ney." That an Ogmore Vale Guardian was on. Saturday pathetically pleading for sub- scriptions amongst members to the funds of the That he did not appear to realise the absurd- ity of appealing for subscriptions to one political party from members of another political party. That the rumour that the local Parliament will not sit before the election through fear of bloodshed has no foundation. That the reason is that each party considers the return of its candidate relies on the effective support, of members of the party from the local Parliament. That the Christadelphians had the wind taken out of their sails at Tondu the other night. That the physically blind had to enlighten the mentally, so that, if what i& ruRioured is true, the take-down was a sight for the gous. That the syren at Nash had a good innings last week-end. That the steamer "Pepin" which was wrecked off Porthcawl, had a considerable amount of money on board. That during the week a large number of "wreckers" have been searching the shore in the hope of some of the yellow pieces washing up. That the rescuing of a huge piece of timber from the billows cost one "wrecker" exactly ten times the salvage money. That a pottery may shortly be established atk Cefn Cribbwr. That a contest in South Wales which will ex- cite particular interest is that at Merthyr, where Mr. Keir'Hardie will not get a walk- over as was supposed. That we have received several letters com- plaining of the decision of the Executive not to contest Mid-Glamorgan. That we regret pressure on our space prevents us from publishing them. That a Maesteg inmate of the County Asylum who has just died was admitted in 1867, and has cost £ 1,000.to maintain. PRINTED and Published by the Central Gla- morgan Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, at the Glamorgan Gazette" Offices, Queen-street, Bridgend, in the Parish of Oldcastle, in the County of Gla^ morgan. FRIDYA, JANUARY 12th, J.906,