An attempt has been made at St. Petersburg On the life of the Korean Minister of War, who is residing at the Hotel de France, by a young Korean, who is said to be the Minister's trans- lator. The Minister received eleven wounds, »zid his assailant is under arrest. A man dropped dead in the grand stand through excitement at the English and Welsh Rugby match at Richmond on Saturday.
6.W.R. Company and Abergwynfi. The Great Western Railway Company are evidently detormined to equip the Avon Col- liery, Abergwynfi. with the most modern colliery improvements, and are spending a large sum of money on new engines, boilers, and machinery. Formerly the practice was to do all the fitting and engineering work at the company's works in Swindon. but exten- sive fitting, carpenters', and smiths' shops are being erected at the colliery. A new stack 175ft. high has been built, and much machin- ery has been introduced to reduce the number of horses formerly employed. It is expected that the output of coal will be very consider- able. The Avon Colliery is now the only col- liery owned and worked by the Great Western Railway Company.
The Glamorgan Hounds. The Glamorgan Hounds met at Dimlands on Tuesday. The weather was against all ex- oept hardened sportsmen, heavy rain falling accompanied by thunderstorms, with short. intervals of sunshine. The "meet," it seems, was to have been at Dimlands Lodge. but to the pleasure off Mr. and Mrs. Crawshay. "Lodge" was omitted, and they no doubt hope it will always be so. Cox, the huntsman, was looking well, as was also Harry and Johnnie. although time must tell on all. After a short stay at Dimlands to cheer them- selves with "old ale." cherry brandy, etc., after a cold ride. the company, consisting of, amongst others The Master, Mrs. Warlow, Messrs. Hastings. Watson, C. Edmondes, Walter Shirley. J. Lewis. Barrington. L. Williams, J. Gaskell. T. Llewellyn, and O. H. Jones. proceeded to the Plymouth House Farm gorse. near the sea. In a moment the "old tenant" was aroused. He no doubt had made it his headquarters for many a month, and was driven, as only the Glamorgans can drive, quickly to Tresilian, Splot t. and nortk- wards. when the favourite pack was lost sight of. The oftener the hounds hunt this dis- trict the better it will be for the pack; much better for the foxes. It will also improve the good feeling now existing between master, farmers, and inhabitants.
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SINGULAR LEGAL POINT. THE ASSAULT CHARGE AT BRIDGEND. WHO SHALL PROSECUTE ? At Bridgend Police-court on Saturday, Mr. Lewis Morgan, solicitor, Cardiff, mentioned the case against John Lewis, a Bridgend ex- rate-collector, who was charged with com- mitting an assault on Flossie May Abbott, daughter of a Bridgend tradesman. On the previous Saturday, he said, his friend Mr. T. J. Hughes, appeared for the prosecution, and the case was adjourned for a week. In the meantime the inspector of police reported the circumstances to the Public Prosecutor, who had instructed him (Mr. Morgan) to pro- secute on his behalf. It now appeared that Mr. Hughes was instructed by the father of the girl to appear in the matter, and that in consequence of such instructions he insisted on prosecuting. He (Mr. Morgan) had looked up the Act of Parliament dealing with the matter, and it seemed to him perfectly clear that when the Public Prosecutor considered a case of that sort of sufficient importance it was his duty to take up the prosecution. The regulations provided that "it shall be the duty of the Dicetor of Public Prosecutions to prosecute cases where it appears to the Director of Public Prosecutions that the offence or the circumstances of its commis- sion is or are of such a character that a pro- secution in respect thereof is required in the public interest, or that owing to the import- ance or difficulty of the case, or to the other circumstances, the Director's action is neces- sary to secure the due prosecution of the offender." Mr. Hughes had pointed out to him a part of section VII. of the Act, which stated: "Nothing in this Act shall interfere with the right of any person to institute or carry on any criminal prosecution." These words had been put. in for the purpose of pro- tecting any private individual who might wish to prosecute. Offences of this nature were, however, offences against the Crown, and the Crown was the right and proper per- son to prosecute. The Public Prosecutor, as the agent of the Crown, was prepared to take this up. Mr. Hughes, however, was deter- mined to put his case before the Bench, and if only for the purpose of saving time—and perhaps there were exceptional circumstances in this case—he (Mr. Morgan) asked for an adjournment in order that he might explain the circumstances to the Public Prosecutor, who would decide what steps to take. No one would suffer, as he understood the case was bound to go to the Assizes. He was doing this entirely without prejudice, so as to get out of the difficulty. Alderman Hughes said that he entirely con- curred in the suggestion which his friend, Mr. Lewi9 Morgan, had made, and of which they had spoken together before their Worships came into court. There was, however, just one word which he must take exception to, and he did not think Mr. Morgan had said it with any invidious intention. "He says," continued Alderman Hughes, "that I insist. I do not insist." Mr. Morgan No. I said your client does. Mr. Hughes: I beg your pardon. You said I was insisting on prosecuting. I am not in the habit of doing things of that kind. Mr. Morgan: I will say your client insists through you. Mr. Hughes said the warrant against the defendant was obtained by Mr. Henry Abbott, the father of the child, who set the criminal law in motion, and engaged a solici- tor to proceed with the prosecution on his be- half. Whilst Mr. Abbott appreciated the good office of the Public Prosecutor, he pre-. ferred that his own solicitor, who had acted for him in this and many other matters, should continue to act for him rather than have even Mr. Lewis Morgan. There was nothing between him (Mr. Hughes) and Mr. Lewis Morgan. They had always been good friends, and he hoped Mr. Morgan would con- tinue to watch the case, and watch away to his heart's content. He insisted on nothing himself. The Public Prosecutor was ap- pointed to see that justice was done in all cases, and his duty was clearly denned in Section 7, where it was stated that he should prosecute "where, owing to the difficulty of the case or other circumstances, his action was necessary to secure the due Tlrooocution of the offender." He, as solicitor for Mr. Abbott, was responsible for the due prosecu- tion of the offender. However, he concurred with the suggestion of Mr. Morgan that the case should be adjourned', and all rights re- served. He could not help thinking that there must be some gross misrepresentation in some quarters, as he had for twenty years and upwards conducted prosecutions on be- half of the Public Prosecutor, and he did not think there could be any intention on the part of the Public Prosecutor1 to slight or affront him. The Bench adjourned the case for a week. BAIL RENEWED. Later, Lewis was brought up for the re- newal of his bail, and the Justices' Clerk informed him that he was to be remanded for a week. He said, "Can't you have it off to- day. It will kill me." The Deputy Justices' Clerk: No, you will have to attend next Saturday. Prisoner: I don't think I shall be alive then. The Deputy Clerk: Well, if you are alive, will you attend here? Prisoner: Yes, sir. Lewis was again remanded on the same bail as previously.
br- fokbrokfastJI A GlDBURYis W ■ cocoa. t 'I THE TEST OF TIME. Times, customs and manners change with every generation, but nevertheless there are a number of our daily foods which enjoy increasing popularity from year to year. First and foremost among these is Cadbury's Cocoa, which has stood the test of time, as well as every other test that can be applied. The medical profession counsel the public to choose Cadbury's in preference to the many cocoa admixtures, which are sold under the name of Cocoa. No article of domestic consumption is more deservedly popular than Cadbury's Cocoa. From year to year the demand becomes greater, and the number of British peoole emDloyed in its manufacture increases.
Bridgend Cottage Hospital Ball. The annuaJl ball in aid! of the funds of the Cottage Hospital was held at Bridgend Town- hall on the 11th inst. Though the attend- ance, probably owing to the General Elec- tion, was below the average, the function was a complete success and a good sum will be cleared. Mr. F. G. Roberts's (Cardiff) Band supplied excellent music for the dancing, which lasted from quarter to ten to three. The decorations were effectively carried out by Messrs. James Howell and Co., of Cardiff, and the awning was erected by Messrs. Chas. Jenkins and Son. The Free Library Com- mittee again kindly placed their room at the disposal of the promoters. A number of re- sidents of the town and neighbourhood lent the furniture for sitting out, and supplied an excellent supper in the Lesser Town-hall. The arrangements reflected the highest credit on the organisers. Mr. W. A. Williams, Mrs. J. M. Randall, and Miss Price were the joint hon. secretaries, and they were assisted by a committee of ladies. Mr. W. A. Williams also aicted as M.C. There were 105 people present, including: — Major and Mrs. Bond, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. By ass, Mr. C. D. Barrington, Miss Brogden, Miss Baird, Mr. W. Powell Baird, Mr. and Mrs. E. Bramley, Mrs. E. F. Lynch Blosse, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Lynch Blosse, Mr. A. K. Lynch Blosse, Miss Violet Lynch Blosse, Miss E. M. Lynch Blosse, Mr. Gerald Bruce, Mrs. and the Misses Booker, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard By ass. Mr. F. C. Coath. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Dillwyn, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. David and party. Miss Davies, Miss Linda Davies, Miss Mary Davies. Mr. H. Davies-Evans (Cardigan), Miss Edwards, Miss E. Edwards, Major and Mrs. Edmondes, the Misses Lloyd Edwards. Miss Ford. Mr. C. R. Gilbertson, Miss W. Gilbertson, Miss M. Gilbertson, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Gilbertson, Mr. J. G. Moore-Gwyn, Miss Gillon, Mr. G. A. Grant, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Gladstone Mr. H. P. Herdman, Mr. Haining. Mrs. R. L. Knight. Misa Norah Lloyd, Mr. W. E. Lewis, Com- mander Leatham, Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Lipscomb, Miss Llewellyn (Newton), Mr. G. R. P. Llewellyn, Miss M. Llewellyn, Miss Eleanor O. Llewellyn (Baglan). Mr. and Mrs. T. Byng-Morris. Mr. Morns, Mrs. T. Morris, Mr. Mathias, Miss Moore. Mr. and Mrs. J. I. D. Nicholl, Miss Nicholl, Miss Mary" Rice Nicholl. Mr. Wilfred G. H. Price, Mr. J. H. Price, Mr. G. H. S. Potter, Mr. R. K. Prichard, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Prichard, Mr. R. G. M. Prichard, Mr. J. H. Prichard, Miss Prichard, Miss Pringle. Miss Price. Mrs. J. M. Randall, Mr. H. J. Randall, junr., Mr. H. Ramsey, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Smith. Captain Tyler. Miss Cicely Tubb, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Williams. Mr. Edward Williams, Miss J. Williams, Miss Paynton Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Picton Warlow.
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OGMORE VALE. Convalescence.—The numerous friends of Mr. T. H. Job will be pleased to hear that he is now on the way to full recovery from his very serious illness. Obituary.—We regret to record the some- what sudden death of Mr. Matthew Davies. River-street, which sad event took place on Sunday. He had only been confined to his house for a few days. The deceased was a very old inhabitant. He leaves a widow and eight children, who have the deepest sym- pathy of their many friends. The funeral took place on Wednesday at the Cemetery. and was very largely attended. District Council Election.—At a meeting of the Ogmore Valley Trade and Labour Council held at the Workmen's-hall. Ogmore Vale, on January 9th, it was dceided to nominate Messrs. T. Pope and T. Davies for the Nanw- moel and Tynewydd Wards respectively at the forthcoming District Council election. It was also decided to ask the members of the Ogmore and Garw District Council to change their time of meeting so that it will be more convenient for Labour members to attend. Mutual.—The weekly meeting of the Mutual Improvement Society took place at Bethlehem on Tuesday evening, when Mr. T. B. Humphreys occupied the chair. A very interesting and instructive paper was read by Miss David, Tyewydd Schools, on "Sunday in Wales in the Sixteenth Century." The reader showed that at that time the Sabbath was observed in quite a different manner to what it is to-day. The parish clerk would usually announce from the porch steps what events would probably take place during the ensuing week, such as auctions, athletic con- tests. races, and cock-fiszhts. A vote of thanks to Miss David was passed for her able paper, which concluded the meeting.
COWBRIDGE. Great House School.—At the recent exam- ination held at the Cardiff Centre by the Trinity College, London, the following candi- dates, pupils of the Misses Culverweil, were successful in gaining certificates: —Senior division, S. Evans, Cowbridge; E. Morris, Flemingstone. Intermediate division, hon- ours, Gretta Davies; pass. M. Davies. Eglwys Brewis; preparatory, G. Williams, Ponty- clun; E. Edwards, Aberavon; E'nid Morris, Flemingstone; and G. Netherway, Mountain Ash. Liberal Meeting.—A crowded meeting was held at Cowbridge Town-hall on Saturday evening in support of the candidature of the Hon. Ivor Guest. Alderman W. James pre- sided, and addresses in support of the Liberal candidate were given by the Rector of Llan- gan. Alderman David Jones, Councillors Crossman and Ramsdale. and Mr. Seccombe (Cardiff). Rev. Owen Jones. Alderman Edward John, and Mr. E. W. Miles (Cowbridge). Mr Guest also addressed the meeting. A resolu- tion of confidence in the candidate was car- ried with a few dissentients.
TONDU & ABERKENFIG. Jerusalem Welsh Baptist Church.—The Young People's Society held a tea on Thurs- day, last week. After the cloth had been removed, the Rev. R. John (president) took the chair, and a very interesting programme was gone through. Visit of Mr. S. T. Evans.—On Wednesday evening last week Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C., addressed a crowded meeting at Tondu Coun- cil Schoolroom, the chair being taken by Mr. D. P. Thomas. Supporting a vote of confi- dence in the Liberal Government. Mr. Evans said that during his time they had had four elections and three contests in Mid-Glamor- gan. He desired to thank Mr. Boyd Harvey for not giving them unnecessary trouble by attempting a hopeless task, after the fiasco of 1900. The motion was carried, and a subse- quent vote of confidence in Mr. Evans was carried with enthusiasm, with few dissen- tients. Billiards.—A match was arranged for Wed- nesday last at the Golden Lion between R. Pleydell and W. Sewell for the championship of the district, 500 up. Sewell started the game, making 15. Pleydell replied with a well compiled 49, the end coming with a mis- cue, and' this he followed up with breaks of 24. 33. 19, 40. 53, and 28. Sewell. after a run of verv hard luck, compiled the breaks of 18, 28, 19, 32, 17, 11. Pleydell again handled the cue, and ran out an easy winner with an unfinished break of 63. Pleydell gave a splendid exhibition of cannons and fancy strokes. Sewell had hard luck through- out.
BRiWENB POLICE COU, RT. Saturday.—Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (ill the chair), W. Llewellyn. J. 1. D. Nicholl, R. L. Knight, Griffith Edwards, George Harris, Dr. E. J. Parry, and Capt. H. C. Prichard. NO LICENSE. "I was at. the Post Office that morning, and they had no license to give me. wa j fa cuse which David Joshua Ihomae, hangel Mill, Pyle, gave for carrying; a gun on the highway without ,tiay.L11^^JV „ George Grant, Inland C*ncer, Bridgend, said this statenioift was not correct.. •. A fine of 10s. was imposed. BRIDGEND TRUANTS. Thomas Fielding, 7 Chapel-street, Bridgend labourer, was summoned in respect of the non-attendance of his boys Cyril and Roy at ^A^chool Attendance Officer said the defen- dant had recently been summoned by the N.S.P.C.C. for neglecting the boys, and was ordered to pay a fine. He now requested that the boys should be sent to a truant school. The application was granted. STRAYS- The following were summoned for allowing their horses to stray on the highway: Wm. Howe. Bridgend, coal merchant, ordered to pay the costs, 6s. William Edwards, Bryn- menin, labourer, fined 4s. and 6s. costs; Geo. Barnley, Brynmenin, labourer, 10s. Jephuna Treharne, Maesteg, collier, lis. Mary Lannon, Maesteg. goods haulier, lis-, Henry G. J. Barrow, Maesteg, coal merchant, lIs. WINDOW SMASHED. Patrick Grant, 9 Station-terrace, Bryn, near Maesteg, quarryman, was charged with breaking a window of 'the Model Lodging house, Maesteg, the property of Frederick Bevan. value £ 5. The case was adjourned from the last court. „. It was stated that defendant's employer had replaced the window, and the Bench im- posed a fine of ZEI 10s., including costs; in default 7 days. THEIR UNQUENCHABLE THIRST. For being drunk and disorderly, James Welsh Nantyffyllon, labourer, was fined 15s. Gordon Burley, Maesteg, collier, 20s.; Wm. Henry Rees, Maesteg, collier, 15s.; James Davies, Caorau, haulier, 25s.; Evan James, Nantyffyllon, collier, los.; John Sullivan, Maesteg, repairer, los. George Williams, Blaengarw, collier, 20s.; David Phillips, Porthcawl, collier, 15s.; David Collier, Aberkenfig, carpenter, 25s.; John Jones, Aberkenfig, carpenter, los.; Reubin Furlong, Coytrahen, labourer, 15s. PETTY THEFTS. James Lewis, Mount Pleasant, Pontyrhil, haulier, admitted that on December 19th he took a piece of pitwood from the top of the Ffaldau Colliery. P.O. Canning said he met -the defendant m Oxford-street, Pontycymmer, carrying the wood, and he admitted taking it from the pit. It was worth 3d. Defendant said he thought it was a value- less piece of wood. There was a previous conviction, and he was ordered to pay jEl, or serve ten days. John Collard, 23 Meadow-street, Ponty- cymmer, labourer, charged with stealing coal value Is. from the tip of the Ffaldau Colliery, was ordered to pay £ 1. DISMISSED. Isaac Jones, 42 Vale View, Nantymoel, collier, was charged with assaulting John Evans, 42 Vale View, Nantymoel, labourer. Alderman T. J. Hughes appeared for the dof on oe Complainant, who had a bad black eye, stated that on the 2nd January he was in the Nantymoel Inn and left with the defend- ant shortly before "stop-tap." They had had a few words, but went home "tidy to- gether." The Deputy Clerk: Were you both sober? Complainant: We was both full. Proceeding, complainant said that before they reached home they had some more words, and defendant knocked1 him down and kicked him. Thomas Evans, 35 Vale View, said he saw the two men begin to quarrel, and! afterwards found Jones alone on the ground. He went to Evans's house, and told him he had found Jones in an injured state. Evans denied having, assaulted the complainant, and came out and helped him to see Jones home. The Bench dismissed the case. Jones was also charged with being drunk on the same night. He pleaded guilty, and was fine-d 15s.
MR. H. J. SIMPSON'S AFFAIRS. RECEIVING ORDER ISSUED. Mr. G. F. Forsdike, solicitor, appeared be- fore Air. Harry Cousins, registrar of the Car- diff County Court-, at the chambers on Mon- day, in the hearing of a bankruptcy petition lodged against the estate of Henry Joseph Simpson, coall exporter, of Mount Stuart- square, Bute Docks, Cardiff, and of Tydiraw House, Victoria-road, Porthcawl. The peti- tion had been lodged on behalf of Mr. Henry Ainslie Redford, stockbroker, of London, a creditor to the amount of £2,276 in respect of Stock. Exchange differences and commis- sion as a stock broker. The usual procedure leading up to a substi- tuted service had to be adopted by Mr. For&- dike, the solocitor for the petitioning credi- tor efforts to ascertain the whereabouts of the' debtor having proved futile. Mr. Simpson failed to appear on the hear- ing, and Mr. Forsdike anulied that the re- ceiving order be granted in debtor's absence. The petition stated that "the said Henry Joseph Simpson on or about the 21st day of November, 190o, with intent to defeat or delay his creditors, departed from his dwell- ing-house or otherwise absented himself." On this petition a receiving order was made by the Registrar against Mr. Henry Joseph Simpson, and the Official Receiver (Mr. George David) was constituted receiver.
Raglan Colliery. Considerable developments have taken place recently Raglan Colliery. TEIoolycyw, owned by Messrs. Hedley Bros., Pontardawe. The old Brynchwith Drift has been re-opened, and the output much increased thereby. The prospects or this colliery are most encourag- ing,
COLLIERY ENGINEMEN. On Saturday the 66th quarterly meeting of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Colliery Enginemen, Stokers, and Surface Crafts- men's Association was held at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, under the presidency of MT. Jacob Morgans, Llanbradach. There were also present Messrs. W. Hopkins (agent), J. Lewis (general secretary), ,W. Bosley, J.P. (treasurer), and W. Woosnam (the newly-ap- pointed general secretary and organiser). Returns had been sent in from 50 branches, and on the rill being called 48 delegates re- sponded. The membership recorded was 5,579. The financial statement was sub- mitted showing a substantial surplus was available to be transferred to the accumu- lated funds, the receipts for the quarter being a record one. The accounts were adopted as read. The Agent in his report stated that two ad- ditional branches had been established during the quarter, one at Ynysddu and the other at Cymmer Glyncorrwg. He detailed the vari- ous disputes which bad been dealt with. In a number of instances amicable arrangements had been arrived at, whereby the hours of members at several collieries had been re- duced from 12 to eight hours ner shift, and that improvements in other directions had also been effected1. Several claims under the Compensation Act had been settled as well. On the motion of the Agent, a vote of con- dolence with the relatives of the following deceased members, viz. Messrs. Peter Wat- kins, and Sa-mule Brooking, Tredergar; Ed- ward James, Treorky; John J. Thomas, Mountain Ash; Percy St. Clairs and Rich- ards, Maesteg, was passed in silence by the delegates standing.
BRIDGEND DISTRICT COtNClL. COUNTY COUNCIL CRITICISID. There were present at the usual meeting of the Bridgend Urban District Cou.Icll:- Messrs. George Harris, J.P. (n the chair), Michael Davies, J. G. Jenkins, George Ijevan, Morgan Stradling, W. M. Richards, Et.ward Preece, junr., and Wm. Jones, with the clerk (Alderman T. J. ixughesi. tne surveyor Mr. M. Williams), inspector (Mr. E. J. Mathers), and electrician (Mr. T. Thomas). THE ARC LAMPS. The Electrician reported that lie had lad a considerable amount of trouble during past fortnight owing to the ash and tunica rising to the mechanism of the lamps, ani preventing them from working. The lani,) was so arranged that there was nothing t, prevent the fumes reaching the mechanism Replying to Mr. Bevan, he said he had tried other kinds of carbon without success. The mechanism could not be altered in any way. He was getting particulars as to other lamps. Mr. Davies: We must put up with the trouble for a short time, but something should be done as soon as possible. The consideration of the matter was de- ferred. THE WATER BILL. A letter was read from Mr. T. Mansel Franklen, clerk to the Glamorgan County Council, requesting the Council to express approval or otherwise of the Parliamentary Bill with regard to securing water supplies of Glamorgan. The Clerk explained that it. was proposed to obtain powers to form water authorities representing District Councils to obtain water in bulk for any Council or Councils requiring it. Mr. Davies moved that the Council approve of the principle of the Bill. It might be advantageous to Bridgend at some time or other. Mr. Preece seconded. An amendment by Mr. Stradling that the matter be referred to a special meeting of the Council in committee was defeated on the casting vote of the Chairman, and the motion was carried. COWBRIDGE ROAD. There was a further discussion on the question of repairing the pathway on the east side of Cowbridge-road. The county sur- evyor (Mr. T. Lloyd Edwards) wrote that the County Council were not responsible for the repair of the pathway, but would be prepared to take it over when the obstruction at each end was removed. Mr. Richards said the path was in a deplor- able state. The Clerk said the responsibility of the County Council was a debatable point., and had never been fought out. There were many similar cases throughout the country. Mr. Michael Davies thought the attitude of the County Council an unreasonable one. Mr. George Bevan said the County Council made no bones about throwing thousands away in salaries, but they were very careful in a matter such as that under consideration. (Laughter.) He did not know what the County Council was good for. Alderman Hughes You had better get on the Council, Mr. Bevan, so that there may be some new blood. Mr. Morgan Stradling: I should like to know from the clerk whether we can fight the County Council. He is on the County Coun- cil- 1 I Alderman Hughes: I have nothing to do with the County Council in this room, sir. I don't think anybody has ever been able to throw it up to me that I have ever used my position on the County Council in any way in connection with my office as clerk to this Council. Mr. Stradling: I should like to have your advice. Alderman Hughes: Yes. but. I wish you to understand that my position as clerk has no- thing whatever to do with my capacity as County Councillor. Mr." Stradling: You are the legal adviser of the Council. Alderman Hughes: Yes, and I am "willing to advise you as such. Alderman Hughes then advised the Council that the only real way to have the matter thrashed out would be for the District Coun- cils to join together, and contribute towards the cost of one test case. Eventually Messrs. Harris. Bevan, and Davies were appointed a clenutatioi-i to wait upon the Roads and Bridges Committee.
PORTHCAWL. UP-TO-DATE APPLIANCES for turning out every class of work at competitive prices, at the Glamorgan Gazette" Printing Works. Rough Weather.—During the gale on Tues- day, a boat was washed ashore near Kenfig Sands. Inquest.—Mr. ilowell Cuthbertson held an inquest at the Police-station, Porthcawl, on Monday touching the death of Lucy Price, a domestic servant, whose sudden death oc- curred on baturday. Dr. liartland stated that death ws due to heart failure, and a verdict, was returned accordingly. The jury expressed their sympathy with the father, and handed over to him their fees. Obituary.—We regret to announce the death of Mr. Rees Walter Williams, solicitor, late of Aberdare, who passed away on Monday in his 47th year at his residence, P'lastirion. The Esplanade, Porthcawl. Mr. Williams had been ill for a considerable time. Unfor- tunately, Mrs. Williams is in very indifferent health, and is now away under special treat- ment in London. Hockey.—An interesting hockey match was played at Porthcawl on Friday between Portheawl-w- Ladies and Porthcawl Juniors. the latter team had matters their own way, and scored through Roy Heme, Tom Rich- a-ds, Harold Noel, J. Bradctick. Dick Samp- sin, and E. Grace. For the Ladies, Miss L. Borland, Miss Llewellyn, and Miss Matthews dit useful work. Result Juniors, 6 goals; Lilies, o.
KENFtG HILL, Enterprising Colliery.—The Aberbaiden Colliery has just been fitted with arc lamps at different positions at the pit's mouth, vrhicn illuminate the district for a consider- able distance. .Om;.ssion.-In our report of the presenta- tion at the Masons' Arms in last week's issue the ntme of Mr. Edward Mills, who gave a good r"ndering of the song "Margam Bando Boys," which received great applause, was omitt-ec. Miss Hilda Leek accompanied. Obituary.—We regret to have to record the deaths I>f the following highly respected in- habitantq which took place during last week: —Mrs. Sarah Coates, Princess-road, Mrs. Ann Phiilips, wife of Mr. David Phillips, late of MasoiV Arms, and Mrs. Ann Thomas, of Pleasant View, cefn Cribbwr, widow of the late Mr. t. Thomas, of Laleston. English Baptists.—The English Baptists of Cefn Cribbwr, had their quarterly meeting on Sunday ev^ning, under the presidency of the Rev. T. C. Davies. This church, which has been kept \p for a great number of years under very trying circumstances, was initi- ated into thn, English Baptist Association on Good Friday last, when the Rev. T. C. Davies was ordained its pastor. Since then Mr. Davies has laboured most indefatigably, and as a result ot his labours, twenty-four new members hav\¡ been baptised and received into Church membership. The following took part in Sunday evening's programme Recitations, M Naomi Down, Master Wm. Burnell, Miss Lizzie Davis; solo, Master David Griffiths; recitations. Master 0. J. Brown, Master James Burnell, Master Wm. J. Grab ham; so-o, Miss Annie Down recita- tions, Miss Alic- Griffiths, Miss Emily Ber- wicke, Master Robert Borley, and Master Stanley Jonea. Miss Mary A. Anthony pre- sided at the orgar. and accompanied the chil- dren with her usuil ability, while Mr Thomas Anthony efficiently conducted the singing. A very enjoyable evening was spent.
LLANTWIT MAJOR. UP-TO-DATE APPLIANCES for turning out every class of work at competitive prices, at the Glamorgan Gazette" Printing Works. The Institute.—0\ Monday Mr. Daniel Hopkin, Carmarthll rraining; College, read a paper to an attentive audience. The attend- ance was small ovsing to the inclement weather. Mrs. Slow, Mr. J S. Thomas, and Dr. Parry took part in the discussion. Votes of thanks were passed to the speaker and to Dr. Parry for presiding. A musical evening will be given next Monday. Volunteer Concert.—<n the recent report of the smoking concert h connection with the distribution of prizes to the K Company of the 2nd V.B. Welsh, it was stated that the entertainment took plac m the Town-hall, instead of which it was htld in the assembly- room of the White Lion Hotel, whose land- lord, Corporal Loveluck, is a very enthusiastic Volunteer, and identifies timself with all or- ganisations on behalf of He service. Mildness of the Season.—-In the gardens of Dimlands and elsewhere, primroses and snow- drops were last week in bloom just as though spring had come with its nromise of long days and fragrance and beauty of unfolding blossom and leaf. Among home of the old- fashioned cornel's, wall-flowers are to seen, and the polyanthus is alreacy expanding to the sunshine. The quiet and secluded nooks around Dimlands are very beautiful with early buds, and here altd there faint, shivering catkins trembling in the winds that precede the wild gales of March. Truly the neighbourhood immediately around Llantwit proves itself to be at all seasons of the year a thing of beauty and a joy ftr ever."
ST. DONATS, ENJOYABLE VILLAGE PARTY. A very successful • village party was held recently in the Large Room, which is used for the purpose of social entertainments. Although the inhabitants of the village sup- plied their share of the good things that ap- peared on the tables, Mr. Morgan S. Wil- liams, of St. Donat's Castle, augmented the list by contributing a handsome money gift, accompanied by pheasants, rabbits, desert, and other acceptable additions to the feast. The village children were first regaled with tea and cakes, and subsequently the adults were entertained at right royal supper tables which literally groaned with their weight of excellent and dainty dishes. Thfc room was prettily decorated with evergreens and flowers by the nimble fingers of the young lady guests. The party numbered about one hundred and forty visitors. During the eve- ning the following programme was efficiently carried out: -M. E. Elward. song, Gwenith Gwyn"; Master Willie Howard, recitation, "Sixty years ago" Miss Mary Rees, song; Mr. Cadell, song, "I am a philosopher" Miss Grace Hall, song, "Harvest days are ovc-r"; Master Teddie Elward, recitation, "Fairies at work"; M. A. Benjamin, song; Miss A. El- ward, song, "The Reapers" Miss C. Hall, re- citation, "Keep praying": M. W. Elward, song, "Faithful sailor boy"; Miss Windsor, son, "Miller and Maid"; M. E. Kemp, song, "Hearts of Oak": Misses Cissie and Katie Wild, duet; M. J. Thonger, song, "In the Garden"; M. rlall, song; Miss M. Wild, song, "Hearts and Home": M. W. Harris, song; Miss Maud Thomas, Welsh recitation; M. W. Migall, song, "Genivieve"; Miss M. Elward, song; M. W. Elward and Miss Wind- sor, duet, "The Gipsy Countes" M. E. El- ward, song, "Hen wlad fy nhadau"; Mr. Cadell, song, "The Somerset Man"; Miss Maud Thomas, recitation; M. J. Thonger, song; M. W. Buck, song, "Sweet Belle Mahone"; Miss Hall, song, "Two lovers in the garden"; Messrs. E. and A. John, flagio- lette and pianoforte duet; Harris Pulham, song; Mr. tiall, song; Mr. Ebenezer John, song; Miss Windsor, oonlr. "Killarney"; M. A. Benjamin, song. Part of the evening was devoted to games. The entertainment was, n I from beginning to end, in every respect a thoroughly social and enjoyable assembly.
LLANTRISANT. Site for New Chapel.—The following letter has been received by the Rev. Rowland Mor- gan, Creigan, Pentyrch, with regard to a site for a chapel at Croes Vaen, from the Hon. Ivor Guest's agent:—6th December, 1906.— Dear Sir,—In reply to your memo., I have had an opportunity of laying the matter be- fore Mr. Guest, who is willing to grant your trustees by a deed of gift the present site of the chapel and an extension of the same to the south and north, as will be defined upon a plan to be prepared by the estate surveyor at an early date, and so far as the tenancies of the adjoining land permit. During Mr. Guest's tenure of the estate, it has long been his principle to devote under like conditions —that is to say, free tenure—the necessary land for devotional purposes irrespective of creed, and it affordis him great satisfaction to have been able to arrange with his trustees that a like principle shall be applied to your application, notwithstanding covenants entered into with his predecessor in title, and of which Mr. Guest will assume himself the responsibility as against his own trustees."
PONTYCYMMER. Quarterly -Nioetings.-A continuation of these meetings in connection with the Taber- nacle Sunday School was held on Sunday eve- ning, under the presidency of the Rev. D. Hughes, pastor. The programme contributed to by the scholars was highly commendable, and much appreciated by a large congrega- tion. Entertainment.—The fortnightly entertain- ment. at Zion on Thursday evening in last week was a huge success. The chair was oc- cupied by Mr. O. Bowen. A source of much pleasure was the phonograph selections by Mr. Stuppel. Others who took part were Messrs. W. Bowen. S. Williams, H. Abel, Misses A. J. Hills, C. Howells. F. A. Evans, M. A. Davies. Mrs. Reynolds ably presided at the piano. Temperance.—The fortnightly meeting of the South Wales Women's Temperance Union was held at Bethel on Friday evening under the presidency of Mrs. J. T. Rhys. Ad- dresses were given by Mrs. Stone ana Miss Rattray, and solos by Miss Jones Welling- ton House, Miss Katie Williams. Oxford- street. Among those who also took part Miss G. Morgan and Miss A. Hughes. The meeting was very bright, and well attended. Noddfa Mutual Improvement Society.—The usual weekly meeting of the above society took place on Tuesday night. the pastor (Rev. W. Saunders) presiding. A debate on the question "Should the Bible be taught in Day Schoolstook place, the affirmative being taken by Miss Preece, supported by Mrs. Saunders, and the negative by Mr Dan Lewis. supported by Mrs. Henry Rees. Songs were splendidly given by Miss Annie Rees, Post Office; Miss Katie Williams, and Miss Lizzie Morgan. Mr. John Llewellyn proposed a vote of thanks to those who read the papers. and Mr. A. Lawrence proposed a similar vote to the chairman. Mr. Wm. Rees seconding the proposals. ADDRESS ON "TEMPERANCE." At a meeting of the Pontycymmer Mutual Improvement Society recently, Rev. J. T. Rhys delivered an address on "Temperance." There was a fair gathering, and Mr. James Garfield was in the chair. Rev. J. T. Rhya said: I cannot help think- ing that the existence of a Temperance problem in Britain in the 20th Century is a very humiliating fact.- When we remember the immense strides made socially, education- ally, politically, and relieriously, one wonders that drunkenneas is not as obsolete as slavery and bull-fighting. That we have a Temper- ance problem is beyond all question. It is a problem the magnitude of which cannot be over-estimated. Britain's annual drink bill is directly about £ 180,000,000, while in- directly, according to Whittaker. it amounts to about £ 450,000,000; and the return for this enormous sum is crime, poverty, insanity and early mortality. There are certain very ugly features in connection with the drink to-day, all of which conspire to make reform very difficult. There is a growth of drinking among the women of the democracy; with the establishment of grooers' licenses, drink- ing clubs, and the conversion of breweries into limited liability companies, there is a large growth in the number of those with vested interest in the traffic. The trade is organ- ised as no other forces in the nation are; they have almost untold resources, and the most selfish policy of any society ever founded. So strong are they that they cowed the Premier of the strongest Government of modern times into submission to them. The horizon is howeverf not darkening. There are certain hopeful features in the situation. The national drink bill has been decreasing steadily during the last few years; social customs are improving; science is becoming more and more decided on the side of abstin- ence, and temperance reform has its strong supporters in the present Government. As things are, however, we are confronted by a Temperance problem which overshadows every other social and political problem of the day, and until this is solved, it is almost useless attempting the solution of any other problem. Cobden said "The Temperance problem lies at the foundation of all social and political prob- lems"; Whittaker that "Sobriety is the key to social reform, and not social reform to sobriety." While Mr. John Burns declared not long ago: "Everyone who tries to do any- thing for the good of his country ends by being a temperance reformer." How may we solve the problem? It is easier tQ." raise the problem than to find its solution. In order to avoid controversy and to win your sym- pathy and support, let me ask you to remem- ber three things: First, I want, to speak from the standpoint of a citizen; secondly, my ob- jective is not here, prohibition. I plead only for the suppression of drunkenness. More- over, the figurèlS and facts I shall place be- fore you shall almost entirely be drawn from Government Blue Books. Aiming now simply at the suppression of drunkenness, what as citizens should be our policy P The first thing, according to every reformer whose opinion is of any importance, is to reduce the number of licensed houses in the land. This is the recommendation, not only of the minor- ity, but also of the majority of the Peel Com- mission. According to the recommendation of that same Commission, we have in Glamor- gan over 1,400 licensed houses too many, while Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire have 209 and 537 respectively in excess. The Bridgend Police Division is very largely over- stocked, not only according to the Peel Com- c mission, but according to the opinion of the local Bench of Magistrates. Now that there is a compensation fund, and seeing that so many of the houses are simply tied houses and that the feeling in favour of a reduction is so strong, our hope is for substantial improve- ment in this locality and in this direction. Besides reduction, we must work in the direc- tion of restriction; that is to say, we should restrict the sale of drink to houses licensed for that purpose, and also restrict the use of such licensed premises for the nurposes for which they are licensed. This again is a recommendation of the Royal Commission, and would remove many of our evils, such as drinking clubs, grocers' licenses, and using public-houses for meetings of various kinds. But wo must supplement these two by a more vigorous regulation of the traffic. New laws are worthless if not enforced. The police returns are certainly disquieting, to say thio least. The disproportion between the num- ber of those charged with drunkenness and those charged with making them drunk amounts to a grave scandal, and the vari- ation in the 12roportion per 10.000 of persons charged with drunkenness in different places is suggestive of much, and decidedly unsatis- factory. Again, the percentage of drunk- ards convicted as compared with the licensees convicted is another ugly feature. Moreover, as Dr. Stewart, of the County Asylum, points out, "the proportion of prosecutions for drunkenness in Glamorganshire in 1903 was I just double that of England and Wales." These then are the three R's of Temperance Reform. No reform calls more urgently for disinterested and enthusiastic workers; no task will better repay the expenditure of energy, time and money. To this task, let us give ourselves. Then shall we leave the world brighter and better than we found it. An interesting discussion followed, after which the usual votes of thanks were passed. GARW SHAVINGS. By SPOKE-SHAVER. The report 16 again current that the new pits at Cwrntynyrheol will shortly be com- menced. May the day speedily dawn. The other day a man levelled a kick at his dog, but (fortunately) missed his mark, and (unfortunately) found the window. Damage 2s. 6d. The children at Pontycymmer wish that every day were New Year's Day. so that they might be supplied with new pennies by Dr. Parry and Mrs. Dr. Evans. Some of the Garw people are not at all pleased because there is no electioneering going on in Mid-Glamorgan. They must be content to sit and read of the joy and regret in other parts of the coun- try. A young woman the other day went to Bridgend to put up the banns, but became so confused that she informed the registrar she was come to put in her wedding.
A Dorking woman named Edser was crossing the line at that place on Saturday when she was knocked down by a passing goods train and killed. Four girls were burnt to death and two other people seriously injured in a fire which broke out in the • laboratory of the Nitedal Powder Mill, Christiania, on Saturday.
BLAENGARW. UP-TO-DATE APPIOANCES for turning out every class of work at competitive prioes, at the Glamorgan Gazette" Printing Works. Scholastic Success.—We are glad to hear that Mr. Stanley Roberts, ton of Mr. and Mrs Evan Roberts. The Strand, Blaengarw. has successfully p. ssed the examination which qualifies him tu take a post as a headteacher. Success.—At the recent examinations held at Cardiff by the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Mabel J. Harding, daughter of the Rev. Henry Harding (Baptist) successfully passed Grade 4 (advanced) in Pianoforte Play- ing. Misa Harding was the pupil of Miss C. J. Thomas, Bridgend.
LLANGAN. Revival Meeting.—A revival meeting of a very fervent character was held on Wednes- day evening last week, in the Parish Church of Llangan. The edifice was well filled. After the singing of several Welsh hymns, the Rev. W. A. Edwards, M.A.. the .Rector, read a portion of Scripture and engaged in prayer. He alluded pathetically to the glorious down- pouring of the Spirit during the past year, re- sulting in such marked spiritual awakening and in the addition to the churches of so many converts, and asked that 1906 might be equally blessed. The chorus of "Amens" showed that the audience was in full accord. Then the Rev. Stephen Jones. Congrega- tional minister of Treo-s. led off the singing of "Dyma gariad fel y moroedd." the rendering being full of pathos. He then addressed the audience and encouraged the converts of last year to persevere. There came a perfect torrent of praise and prayer. Mr. W. H. Lloyd, a student at the Brecon Memorial Col- lege, addressed the meeting on the presence of the Living Christ. Rev. W. A. Edwards tested the meeting, and one convert came for- ward. The whole neighbourhood has been touched, and there is an expectation that many will oe added to the churches as a re- suit. Similar meetings were held on Monday and Tuesday evenings at the Congregational Chapels at Treos and Coychurch respectively, and altogether the members of these churches have been greatly refreshed and encouraged.
BRYNMENIN. Cantata.-At Tondu Council School re- cently two performances were given of the noted cantata "Grandfathers Birthday," by the Betharran Juvenile Choir, under the con- ductorship of Mr. Howell Leysbon, A.C., Bryncethin, to whom much praise is due for his faithfulness to choir and congregation and for rendering such an excellent dramatic per- formance. The following took prominent parts: —Mr. Daniel Phillips (Eryr Aber), Aberkenfig; Mr. Evan Richards, Bertie Averill, Reggie Averill, Hubert Punter, Rich- ard Watkins, Luther Collier, Brynley Jones, Misses Gladys Thomas, S. M. Thomas, Han- nah Williams, Edith Thomas, Edith Baker, and Sarah Jones. The following were the artistes for the miscellaneous part: Sopranos Miss Gertie Takel, Pwllandras, and Miss Rich- mond, Aberkenfig; alto. Master Cyril Croker, Tondu; baritone, Mr. D. Richmond, Tondu; bass, Mr. Ieuan Griffiths, Angelton. The chairman was Rev. H. Eynon Lewis, and the accompanist Madam E. Evans, Brynmenin. Mr. Daniel Watkins acted as stage manager. Miss C. Pethers. Bridgend-road. Aberkenfig, rendered good service with her mandolin. The secretary of the choir is Mr. Charles Wil- liams, Maesycelyn.
BRYNCETHIN. Visit of Mr. S. T. Evans.—On Wednesday evening last week, Mr. S. T. Evans addressed a meeting at the Congregational Chapel, Bryncethin, the Rev. H. Eynon Lewis presid- ing. Mr. Howell Williams moved, and Mr. Henry Harris seconded, a resolution of con- fidence in the Liberal Government. The vote of confidence was passed unanimously.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. BRIDGEND. The match OIl Quarella Ground was quite mediocre, and a "-ood deal b/low the average of games in which Bridgend furnishes one of the opposing force6. This was due chiefly to the state of the weather, a drenching rain falling during a good portion of the game, and the turf being in bad condition. The teams, too, were not up to their usual I strength. Bridgend were without Taylor in the pack. Jenkins behind the scrum, and Rees in the threequarters. Pontycymmer were also short of several players, and had to seek the assistance of two or three Bridg- end men. Play was of a very ragged description dur- ing the first half. The visitors played a hard defensive game, with the result that Bridgend were only able to cross the line once. In the second moiety, however, the Garw men failed to last. and the homesters romped over with three tries. A feature of the match was the play of Arthur Thomas, who made his debut in the premier team. He nlayed a cool, resourceful game. and several times cleverly put his backs in motion. His dropped goal was a verv neat bit of play. The match com- mittee would be well advised to give him a further trial against a good-class team, as the inside half has not been a particularly strong feature of this season's play. Jenkin Hopkins put in some subtle moves both when playing inside and outside. Mat- thews scored two dashing tries, but as an all- round threequarter Nekrews was unquestion- ably the best Oil the field. The pick of the forwards was Guildford. BONTPENT.
SCHOOLS' LEAGUE. After their Xmas vacation, the School Boys restarted their games last Saturday. The weather was by no means favourable, and all the grounds were in a wretched con- dition. Bridgend Council Boys walked up to Cefn, and before they entered the field, it was clearly seen that they were tired out. They had a very weak team out, containing several substitutes, but they played very pluckily. George Wood was the best forward on the field. Bunstone and G. Thomas also played well. J. Smith was conspicuous for Cefn. The try he scored was the result of a great in- dividual effort. Bridgend backs kicked splendidly, but after all they were defeated by 1 goal 1 try (8 points) to nil. Bridgend National journeyed to Tondu. and were defeated to the tune of 25 Doints to nil. The scorers for Tondu were D. Rees (1). H. Hopkin (1), T. Davies (1). and O. J^ees (4). Osborne Rees, who plays wing threequar- ter. possesses good speed and showed such good form last Saturday that he ought, to be safe for a place in the team for the next Inter Town Match. The National Boys must go in for more training, for they have the making of a good team. Kenfig Hill visited Nantymoel. and found their opponents too good for them, being de- feated by 4 tries to 1 try. Nantymoel have improved, and held the upper hand throughout the game. Jones, outside half for Kenfig, scored a lovely try. Ogmore Vale entertained Pontycymmer, and the game resulted in a win for the Valians bv 1 try to nil. The rough weather spoiled the play, and the passing of both teams was conspicuous by its absence. Only once the Valians got their threequar- ters into a characteristic passing movement. and the result was a grand try by Eddie HowelLs. Oliver, the home custodian, was very safe throughout, and his grand kicks to touch gained the loud applause of the spectators. The next Inter-Town match will take plaoe on the 27th inst.. when the Aberavon Boys will visit Bridgend. The team will be selected on Saturday night. The following is the list of fixtures for to- morrow (Saturday). to be played on the ground of the first-named team — Bridgend National v. Pontycymmer: re- feree. Mr. Ward Hopkins. Bridgend Council School v. Kenfig Hill; Mr. Rees Sant. Tondu v. Nantymool; Mr. J. Baker. Cefn v. Ogmore Vale; Mr Bennett. Tondu. T.J.
REPORTS OF MATCHES, BRIDGEND v. PONTYCYMMER. At Bridgend on Saturday, before a small gate. Teams: — Bridgend—Back, Gwilym Hopkin; three- quarters, T. Matthews (capt.), W. M. Ed- wards, D. Nekrews and J. Davies; half-backs, Arthur Thomas and Jenkin Hopkin; for- wards, T. Griffiths, Gronow, Hussey, T. Guildford, S. Bryant, D. Thomas, A. Rich- ards, and W. James. Pontycymmer: Back, W. J. Lewis; three- quarters, B. Feiven, T. Williams, J. Owens, and H. Stock; half-backs, D. Thomas and J. Griffiths: forwards. R. Bowen, Tiley, Tilley, W. J. Evans. H. J. Harding, J. Griffiths. Smith, and Owen. Scrambling play characterised the opening stages, the players finding it very difficult to keep their feet on the wet turf. Arthur Thomas at last threw out to Jenkin Hopkin, who transferred to Matthews. The latter, however, dropped the ball, which rolled over the line. and Jack Davies rushing up scored an unconverted try for Bridgend. Half- time: G. T. PTS. Bridgend 0 1 3 Pontycymmer 0 0 0 YM Nekrews got over in the corner soon after the re-start, and Edwards only just failed to convert. The Pontycymmer forwards dribbled into the home 25, where Gwilym Hopkins saved with a flying kick. Arthur Thomas received a pass from Jenkin Hopkin in the mouth of the goal and neatly dropped the ball over the bar. A smart movement resulted in Tom Matthews scoring a try, which Edwards converted. Tom Matthews scored another try. Final scare: G. T. PTS. Bridgend *2 3 18 Pontvcymmer 0 0 0 Dropped. MAESTEG v. ABERDARE. There were not fifty spectators present at this match at Maesteg on Saturday. The weather was very boisterous. Neither team was representative, the home side being abort of either of their regular plyers. Maesteg pressed from the kick-off. but were driven back by a free kick. The homesters returned to the attack, and narrowly missed scoring a try, Aberdare conceding a minor. Treharne and Hough made nice openings, but their transfers to the wings were forward. From loose play near the visiting line Owen I forced his way over with a try. which Duck- field failed to convert. A minute later three of the home players had the line at their mercy, but one of them kicked too hard, and a try was lost. Half-time: G. T. PTS. Maesteg 0 1 3 Aberdare 0 0 0 The home forwards took play to the visi- tors' line, and Owen experienced hard lines in not crossing. Treharne. receiving in the visitors' 25. broke through beautifully and scored for Maesteg. Treharne followed this with another try. which Duckfield converted. Maesteg had matters pretty nearly al Itheir own way. and Duckfield was the next to score. Aberdare made a short rally near the call of time, and, after strenuous work by the forwards, managed to score a try, which was not converted. Final score:- G. T. PTS. Maesteg 1 3 14 Aberdare 0 13 LLANTWIT MAJOR v. PONTYCYMMER OLD WELSH BOfS. Played at Llantwit Major on Saturday. The teams lined out as follows — Llantwit Major—Back. A. Davies; three- quarters. W. Evans. D. Hopkins. T. Jenkins and W. George; half-backs. H. Williams and J. Hopkins; forwards. F. Deere (capt.), H. Deere. I. Deere. E. Davies. C. Danes. B. Davies, T. Thomas, and F. Kelsy. Welsh Boys—Back. Robins; threequarters, J. Lewis. J. iiliams. D. Jones, and W. Wil- hams; half-backs. W. Watts and Stock; forwards. R. Williams. J. Sayc-e. D. Price. T. Partridge. W. Hopkins. S. James. D. Wil- liams. and Jenkins. In the first half. C. Davies. W. Evans. T. Jenkins. H. Williams, and F. Deere scored tries for Llantwit. and A. Davies converted one. In the second half E. Davies .D. Hop- kins, B. Davies. W. George, and T. Jenkins scored tries, and A. Davies converted two. Final: G. T PTS. Llantwit Major 3 7 36 Old Welsh Boys 0 0 0
Football Teams for To-Morrow. PONTYCYMMER SCHOOLBOYS v. BRIDG- END NATIONAL SCHOOLBOYS. At Bridgend. Pontycymmer: Back, Dicky Rees; three- quarters, J. H. Davies. S. Feiven (capt.), H. Llewellyn, and Luther Lewis: half-backs, Johnny L. Thomas and Evan Edwards; for- ward's (selected from) M. Phipps, Miles, Brookes, King. Ithel Morcan. Stanley Roberts, Wm. Jones. Wm. J. Elias. and Wm. Davies. Kick off at 2 p.m. BRIDGEND v. BRITON FERRY. At Briton Ferry. Bridgend:, Back. Gwilym Honkin: three- quarters, T. Matthews (capt.). W. M. Ed- wards, W. J. Rees, and Dai Neki^ws: half- backs. Jenkin Hopkin and W. Je«kins: for- wards. Dai Thomas. Tom Griffiths. T. Guild- ford. W. Taylor. E. James. S. Bryant. A. Richards, and W. James. Train leaves at 1.45. LLANTWIT v. PENARTH RESERVES. At Penarth. Llantwit Major: Back. A. Davies- three- quarters (selected froin). J. Roberts. D. Hop- kins, F. Deere, (capt.). J. Davies. and W. Evans: half-backs, H. Williams and J. Hop- kins; forwards (selected from) E. Thomas. B. Davies. H. Deere, 1. Deere. T. Thomas D. Peters. F. Kelly. C. Davies. and B. Davies. Team leaves by 1.43 train. KEKFIG STARS v. CEFN ALBION. At Cefn. Stars: Back. D. Price: threequarters. W. E. Williams. E. Leyeshon. H. Richards, and J. Evans; half-backs. W. J. Cooke and Joah. Baker; forwards. T. Davies. J. Davies. J. Thomas, W. J. Powell, I. Stubbs. J. Bevan. B. Williams, and W. J. Thomas. Albions Back. E. Grabham threequarters J. Downs. S. Jenkins. Alb. Cook, and D. T. Rees; half-backs. R. T. Davies and W. Llewellyn; forwards. Jenk. Hopkins. E. Hop- kins. Jack Hold. Tom John. A. Beaty, Alb. Smith. E. Down. A. N. Other. D. krkev, and Joe Hold. Kick off at 2.30 p.m. sharp. BRIDGEND BARBARIANS v. BRIDGEND HARLEQUINS. At. Quarella Ground. Barbarians: Back. T. David; threequar- ters. H. Pearce. H. Giles. F. Davies. and A. Burnett; half-backs. R. Lloyd and A. P. Thomas; forwards, S. Bevan, R. Urch, G. Singer, W. Gibbs, A. Brown. F. Evans, B. Hapgood. A. Elstone. and J. Willie. 'Quins: Back. G. Griffiths: threequarters. A. Hockings. J. Davies. W. Hockings. and T. W. Nekrews; half-backs. F. Michael and T. Browning: forwards. R. B. Hussey. B. Gronow, R. Price. S. Bevan. J. Deerman. T. Roberts. W. David, and T. Davies. Kick off at 3 p.m. sharp. Proceeds for the benefit of G. John. MAESTEG v. PONTYPOOL. At Pontypool. Maesteg Back. Paul Jones t.hreequartem L. Treharne. W. Hough, T. Riley. W. Lewis, and D. Davies; half-backs. T. Duckfield and E. HowelLs; forwards. H. Thomas (capt.). J. Luke, J. Griffiths. J. Redmond. T. Mort. D. Ackerman, M. Ooleman. J. Owen, J. Coleman and R. Jones. Train leaves at 10.15 a.m.