u LOCAL GOSSIP. The Dunraven family have for generations been closely connected with politics in South Glamorgan. Mr. Wyndham, of Dunraven Castle. Southerndown, was the principal political personage in the Vale one hundred years ago. He was an advanced agricul- turist. and started a cloth factory at Bridg- end, hoping t-o make the little town a hive of industry. Evans, of Usk, says: "lie would have done so only the people were too indo- lent." Mr. Wyndham's daughter and heiress married Lord Adure, and so the family name became Quin, but the maternal name, Wyndham, is combined with it. This may settle a much-disputed: point as to how Colonel Wyndham-Quin came by the honoured name of Wyndham-Quin. Several months ago we were informed, says the "Daily Mirror," that Lord Wimborne had subscribed £ 250 to the funds of the East Dorset Liberal Association. The mainstay of the Unionists in that part of the country was thus withdrawn from them, and now the news has come of his complete and final con- version to the Liberal cause. With him goes over to the other side an important set of political traditions, the traditions of Wim- borne House, where Tory Democracy, under the brilliant leadership of Lord Randolph Churchill, had its centre and rallying-point some fifteen years ago. It is hard to realise. that Wimborne House is now a Liberal stronghold, for there the most vital part of Conservative policy was for years discussed and formed. But Mr. Winston Churchill, the hope of the house, had been driven into new paths by the fiscal agitation of the Unionists. So now the hope of the house has been followed, so to speak, by the house itself and another landmark is shifted. Lady Wimborne will have a dinner at TV im- borne House for the Liberal party on Friday, February 16th. It will probably be the first big political function of the New Year, and this early announcement, settles the question as to whether or not Lady imborne is to again play a prominent part as a Liberal hostess. In the past, of course, Wimborne House, has been the scene of many notable entertainments. A sister of Lord Randolph Churchill, Lady Wimborne's receptions have always been brilliant. Wimborne House is an old-worid residence in Arlington-street- running through to the Green Park. The entertainment arrangements are splendid. Folding doors ODen from a square inner hall into a very long gallery, lined with pictures and statuary, and then into a staircase hall. The white and gold Louis Seize ballroom, with an elevated place for the orchestra, is very grand, and the reception-rooms, hung in crimson silk and looking through to the Green Park, and the beautiful white marble-lined conservatory, where fountains play, open out of the ballroom. Radnorshire, for which Mr Frank Edwards, brother of Mr. T. Lloyd Edwards has been elected, has had the honour of being repre- sented during the last haif-century by two Cabinet Ministers. Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Bart., of Harptoa Court, succeeded his father, Sir Thomas Frankland Lewis, as member of Radnorshire in 18651 and sat for the division until his death in 1663. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer 1655-58, Home Secretary 1859-61, and Secretary for War 1861-63. Sir George, who, had he survived Lord Palmerston, would very probably have succeeded him as Prime Minister, was re- garded with great confidence by the country as a sound, honest politician and sterling man of business. In 1869 the Marquis of Harting- ton, after being deieaiedi in North Lancashire was returned lor Radnorshire, Mr. Richard Green Price resigning his seat in his favour. While member for Radnor the Marquis of Hartington, who had filled many offices of Cabinet rank in the Liberal Administration of 1874-8U, became leader of the Liberal party in the House of Commons. In 1880 he was elected simultanoolllil.Y for Radnorshire and North-East Lancashire, and preferred to re- turn to his old constituency.
PORTHCAWL URBAN COUNCIL. The fortnightly meeting of the Porthcawl Urban District Council was neid on Monday evening, Mr. John Grace, J.P., presiding. There were also present Messrs. W. J. Griffin, H. B. Comley, David Jones, Watkin Basset, T. D. Bevan, J. L. Lambert, with che clerk (Mr. E. T. David), the deputy clerk (Mr. W. Chorley), and the surveyor and inspector (Mr. Rhys W. Jones). A letter was read from Messrs. Wm. Eve and Sons, who had been instructed by the Glamorgan County Rate Committee to value numerous properties at Porthcawl, including the Council's water and sewerage works, ask- ing for copies of the published accounts, and for a permit to inspect the works.—It was agreed that the request be complied with. The Works Committee reported that Mrs. Gordon was unwilling that the work of im- proving the north side of the Tycoch Crossing should be deferred, and they recommended tha.t the clerk write Mrs. Gordon requesting that the matter be allowed to stand over until the Council were able to provide the cost of the work out of the next rate.—The recom- mendation was adopted. The Works Committee recommended that in consequence of the distress in the district, the Clerk be instructed to make application for a contribution from the Queen's fund to- wards the unemployed in the district. A circular letter from the Glasgow Corpora- tion requesting the Council to support a peti- tion to Parliament for taxation of land values, was allowed to stand over until the elections were over. Mr. Comley read the report of the I-Rail- way Facilities Committee," who recom- mended that the Council request the follow- ing authorities to seal a petition to the Great Western Railway Co. praying for an improved service of passenger trains to and from Porth- cawl in connection with the main line of the company and their Llvnfi and Ogmore sec- tions, namely, Corporations of Newport, Car- diff, Swansea, and Neath. and the Urban Dis- trict Councils of Maesteg, Ogmore and Garw, and Pontypridd. Also that the Council peti- tion the Great Western Railway to provide waiting-rooms, covered platforms, and sani- tary conveniences sufficient to meet the re- quirements of the many thousands of persons who visit Porthcawl during the summer sea- son. Mr. Comley moved the adoption of the re- coramen-dlation. Mr. David Jones seconded, and it was carried.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. -+- 2nd V.B. THE WELSH REGIMENT. BRIDGEND DETACHMENT. Orders for Week Ending 3rd Febraury, 1906. I.-Marris- Tube Practise and Semaphore 1 Signalling will take place every Monday and Friday, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. 2.—Company and Recruit Training will take place every Monday and Friday at 7.45 p.m. 3.—Recruits will be enrolled! every Monday amcf Friday, at 8 p.m. 4.—A Special Meeting of N.C.O.'s will take 4 place at 7.45 p.m. to-day (Friday); it is re- quested tfeat all N.C.O.'s will make a special effort to at-fcend. 3.—Recruits will be enrolled! every Monday amcf Friday, at 8 p.m. 4.—A Special Meeting of N.C.O.'s will take 4 place at 7.45 p.m. to-day (Friday); it is re- quested that all N.C.O.'s will make a special effort to at-fcend. p n J. C. COATH. Major, Commanding Company.
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BRIDGEND POLICE coem. Saturday.-Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (in the chair), W. Llewellyn, R. L. Knight, E. F. Lynch Blosse, George Harris, A. J. Lawrence, and Capt. Prichard. THE DRINK. For drunkenness James Underbill, Bridg- end, labourer, was fined 15s. including costs; Thomas Williams, Pricetown, labourer, 15s.; John Handcock. Porthcawl. plasterer, 15s. James Duckett, Bettws, labourer, 20s. STRAYS. For allowing his horse to stray on the high- way at Maesteg. on January 7th, Thomas John Daniels, Maesteg, collier, was fined lis. including costs, and David Evans, Caerau, had to pay 16s. including costs for allowing his horse to stray. PROMISED MARRIAGE. Elizabeth Gwen Bevan, of 2 Duffryn-road, Caerau, summoned Lewis iliiams, of 18 GeUi-street, Caerau, haulier, to show cause, etc. Complainant said the child was born on October 5th. Defendant promised to marry her before any act of intimacy took place. He had paid the midwife, and had nursed the child. He was ill, and promised to marry her when he got better. Hugh Edwards. 18 Gelli-street. Caerau. re- pairer, said defendant admitted the pater- nitv. He had been ill for 10 weeks. The Bench made an order for 3s. per week and expenses. A BAD BEGINNING. Alfred Ccoze, no fixed abode, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a waccli and albert, value JE:3 10s.. the property of Samuel Davies, 'Caerau, on January 16th. Martha Jane Davies, wife of the prosecu- tor, who resides at 66 Victoria-street, Caerau. said she left the house on the morning of January 16th leaving the doer shut, but un- locked. A watch and chain were hanging over the kitchen mantelpiece. On returning later she missed the watch and chain. P.C. Maloney said he arrested prisoner in Commercial-street, Maesteg. on January 16th. At the Police-station he charged Cooze with breaking and entering, and in reply prisoner admitted the theft stating that he went to the house intending to ask for food. Patrick O'Neil. pawnbroker, said prisoner brought the watch to his establishment with the intuition of pawning it. He was not satisfied with his statements and gave infor- mation to the police. Prisoner pleaded guilty. Supt. Davis said prisoner was a stranger in that district, but there was a previous convic- tion for theft. He had been following shows about. He was only 17 years of age. The Chairman said it was very sad that a lad of prisoner's age should be sent to gaol for a second time for theft. He would have to go to prison for 21 days. DEALT WITH LIGHTLY. Lewis Harding, 6 Wyndham-street, Caerau, haulier, was charged with stealing a quantity of coal value 2s. 9d., from the tip at Caerau, the property of Mr. Henry G. J. Barrow. P.C. Poison spoke to seeing the defendant coming from the tip at the Caerau colliery carrying a large basket on his shoulder. On witness approaching he threw down the bas- ket and ran away. Witness caught him, and led him back to the basket, which, he found. contained over 40 lbs. of coal. He asked de- fendant why he took it. and he said, "I want this to mix with some small I have in the house. Mr. H. J. G. Barrow said he rented the tip. He didn't wish to press the charge. Defendant said he had been ill and had had to keep fire night and day. He was sorry he took the coal. He intended to return the basket. The Chairman: As Mr. Barrow does not wish to press the charge you will be let off on payment of 20s. David Evans. 4 Llynfi-court, Maesteg. col- liery labourer, appeared to answer a charge of stealing coal from a truck at Maesteg, the property of Messrs. North's Navigation Co., on whose behalf Mr. R. Scale prosecuted. P.C. Culleton said that on January 9th, he saw defendant taking 601b. of coal from a truck. The value of the coal was 6d. Defendant said he had an invalid mother, and as there was no coal in the house, he went to the truck for coal. He was ex- tremely sorry that he was "so foolish." He had ordered coal, but it didn't come for some days. Mr. Scale said there had been no complaint as to coal not having been supplied promptly, and even if there had been it would not jus- tify defendant stealing the coal. Sergt. Rees Davies said there had been no previous complaints against defendant. The Chairman said defendant would be let off on paying 5s. towards the costs. THEIR OWN BABIES. The calling of the names Elizabeth Jones and. Mary Ann Howells brought into the box two young women each carrying a baby in her arms. They were charged with stealing a pair of boots value 4s. 9d., the property of Daniel Bennett, 52 Commercial-street, Maes- teg. and 11 scrubbing brushes, value 2s. 9d., the property of Thomas Richards. Mr S. H. Stockwood caused a general laugh by asking whether the babies belonged to the defendants. Daniel Bennett said the defendants came into his boot shop between five o'clock and half past on Monday. Mrs. Jones asked for a pair of boots on approval for one of her sis- ter's children, and he declined to supply her. She then left the shop, remarking that she could get them elsewhere. About five minues later he missed a pair of boots from the shop front. Patrick O'Neil, pawnbroker, spoke to the defendant applying to him to pledge the pair of boots. In reply to questions, they said they bought the boots at a sale, and they were too small. He had seen the women come from Oliver's boot shop, and went across there, but found the boots had not been pro- cured from that establishment. He then took the boots, advancing Is. 6d. on them. Sergt. Rees Davies said he arrested' the pri- soners at six o'clock. Thev made no reply in answer to the charge. Mrs. Howells had a pawn ticket in her possession. William Frederick Joyce, assistant at Mr. Richards's shop, said he placed a bundle of 11 brushes outside the shop on Monday morning and afterwards missed them. Sergt. Rees Davies said he received the brushes from a boy named Stradling. He charged the prisoners, and thev said. ¡'Say what you like, we shall sleep all right to- night." He found on the prisoners other stolen property, but the owners did not wish to prosecute. Mrs. Jones admitted taking the good\ It was stated that the women were sisters, and Sergt. Rees Davies said Mrs Jones's "hus- band" was serving a term of imprisonment for bigamy. The Chainnan said the defendants ought to be sent to prison for such serious offences, but as they were women, they would be let off with a fine of JE1. and bound over to keep the peace for six months.
THE TIflE TEST IN BRIDGEND. When good fortune comes to us, we are apt to ask "How long will it last?" Here is a striking example of permanent good fortune in Bridgend. "Although it was over three years ago that Doan's Backache Kidney Pills cured me of kidney trouble, I have still the same good opinion of them," says Mrs. S. A. Slocombe, 53 Sunnyside, Bridgend. "The pills did me a great dleal of good, and I have not suffered from backache since my cure." The particulars of Mrs. Slocombe's cure are given in her original statement as follows: — "Doan's Backache Kidney Pills have given me wonderful relief, and I can well recommend them. I had severe pains in my back and round my loins, caused by my kidneys not acting properly. After I had been stooping, the pains in my back were so bad that I didn't know how to straighten myself. "I tried many medicines, out none of them did me good except Doan's Backache Kidney Pills. These pills have quite cured me, and I am only too pleased to soeak a good word for, them. (Signed), Sarah Ann Slocombe." Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are two shil- lings and ninepence per box (six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence). Of all chemists and stores, or post free, direct from Foster-MoClellan Co., 8 Wells-street, Oxford- street, London. W. Be sore you get exactly the same kind of pills that Mrs. Slocombe had.
THE BRIDGEND ASSAULT CASE. V.LD MAN AND LITTLE GIRL. THE LEGAL "DIFFICULTY" SETTLED. LEWIS COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. At Bridgend P'olice-court on Saturday, be- fore Mr. R. W. Llewellyn and other magis- trates, John Lewis, of Bridgend, collector of market tolls and an ex-rate collector, was brought up on remand charged with commit- ting an assault on Flossie May Abbott, daugh- ter of Mr. Henry Abbott, draper, on January 5th. Alderman T. J. Hughes said their worships would remember that Mr. Lewis Morgan (Cardiff) appeared to prosecute at the last Court on behalf of the Public Prosecutor and he (Alderman Hughes) appeared in the same capacity for Mr. Abbott. Their worships consented to an adjournment of the case, so that the tacts might be put before the Public Prosecutor. A perfectly trank communica- tion had been sent to. the Treasury in the meantime, and the Public Prosecutor had since written asking him (Alderman Hughes) to represent them. Defendant was arrested on a charge of indecent assault, but he now asked that the charge be altered to pne of a more serious character. This would necessi- tate the case going to- the Assizes, but there would be no hardship, as the Assizes would be held before the Quarter Sessions. The case was of some seriousness, having regard to the tender years of the girl and the age and posi- tion of the defendant. He was extremely anxious not to say one word which would make the case appear more serious than it was. It must be a matter of sincere regret that Mr. Lewis should have so far forgotten what was due to himself and to those con- nected with him to stoop to a dirty offence of this kind. He (Alderman Hughes) was sorry and he thought Lewis's friends, ao-ainst whom no breath of scandal had ever been heard. would receive the sympathy of every right- thinking person. At the same time the chastity of all persons in His Majesty's realms must be protected. THE EVIDENCE. John Lewis Lambert, architect and sur- veyor, Bridgend, produced a nian of the Mar- ket-place showing the position of the ladies' lavatory. He also gave evidence to show that a man standing outside co-uld see what was going on inside. Flossie May Abbott (aged 13) confirmed her evidence given at a previous court. About five o'clock on January 5th she was going through the Bridgend Marnet Place on her way home. She had occasion to visit the iadies' lavatory, where a notice was affixed "Ladies' only." She did not bolt the door. There were several men working on the build- ings. and she thought she was ouite safe. De- fendant came in and bolted the door after him. He made an improper surest ion, but she shouted ''No, I want to go home; open the door." She knew Mr. Lewis, whose back premises faced, those of her father's. He had thrown pennies down for her when he had been passing in the back lane which divided the premises. Defendant, who is very deaf. was asked by Inspector Evans whether he had any ques- tions to ask the witness. He replied: "-No, I am not in a fit state to ask questions." Henry Abbott deposed to his daughter mak- ing a complaint to him. He had been on terms of close personal acquaintance with Lewis for several years. SUSPICIONS AROUSED. David Thomas Williams, a carpenter en- gaged on the market buildings, saiu he was working in one of the new shops which formed part of the market buildings when the little girl passed through the entrance. Lewis, who was sweeping some rubbish through the archway adjoining Caroline- street, followed the girl, and witness, in conse- quence of something he had heard, became suspicious. He hid himself and watched. A man named Haywood was working in the archway. The girl went into the lavatory, and Lewis followed her. Before going into the lavatory he put his hands to his eyes and gazed about the building apnarently to see if any one were looking. Witness then went up and found the door of the lavatory bolted. He could see Lewis and the rárl inside. He knocked at the door, and getting no answer, beckoned to men at the other end of the building andùa man named Mullins came along. He knocked a second time. and the door was then unbolted, and the little girl came out. Her face was very white, and she was sobbing and shivering. She made a com- plaint to him, and said she should tell her father. He said "Mind you do." Lewis then came out and walked into the market, lit his pipe, and re-commenced sweeping. Lewis said nothing. Albert Edwin Mullins, plumber, spoke to seeing Lewis and' the little girl come out of the lavatory. Inspector Benjamin Evans gave evidence of arrest on January 6th. Lewis was collecting market tolls and witness waited until he had collected three or four before taking him into custody. At the Police-station he read the warrant, and asked Lewis if he understood. He said "Yes," and afterwards asked "Where did you say it was?" Witness explained to him again, and he said nothing more. The Chairman So far as you know, is he a perfectly sober man. Witness: Oh. yes; perfectly. The Deputy Clerk asked Lewis whether he wished to call any witnesses. Defendant: What for? The Deputy Clerk: That is for you to say. Defendant made no answer. QUESTION OF BAIL. Alderman Hughes asked tuat Lewis be kept in custody until the Assizes. He hoped he would not be misunderstood, as he believed he was on the last occasion. In reporting the matter to the Treasury, the police in- formed them that the case involved no diffi- culty, but the reason assigned for the Treasury undertaking the case was that Mr. Abbott ought not to incur expense in getting expert evidence which' would probably be necessary. The Treasury had now under- taken the case, and he had reason to believe tft&t the proper expenses would be forthcom- ing to engage experts. In order that ample opportunity might be given to these experts, and to the prison surgeon, he thought it was desirable that the defendant should be kept under observation. What happened on the last occasion was that the prison surgeon was able to give evidence that defendant was not fit to plead. If he had been out on bail, there would have been no such evidence. In asking that bail be not accepted, it was with no desire to appear vindictive, because it would be to the advantage of the prisoner to be kept under observation. If prisoner was merely simulating mental incapacity, as he was instructed, then it ought to be proved. Defendant was then committed for trial at the next Assizes, and asked if he could have bail. The Chairman: Is bail forthcoming? Defendant I should think so. The Chairman: If bail is forthcoming we will consider it, but we cannot consider it now. Bail was not forthcoming at the time the Court rose, and later in the day defendant was taken to Cardiff Gaol.
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MR. WILLIAM BRACE, M.P. for South Glamorgan. Mr. William Brace1 the newly-elected Member of Parliament for South Glamorgan, is the well known vice-president of the South Wales Miners' Federation. He was born in September, 1865. at Risca, and though his father was English, he descended on his mother's side from a purely Welsh stock, her family having been resident of that village for several generations. At the age of 12, his schooldays came to an end. and he com- menced working at the Risca Colliery, where he continued to be employed until the great explosion of 1880. The family then removed to Newbridge, and he found work at other Monmouthshire collieries. His name first became familiar as the plaintiff in the cele- brated action which determined the legal right, of the collier to payment for mining small coal. In 1890 he wat, annointed agent of the Old South Wales Miners' Association, affiliated with the Miners' Federation of Great Britain. It will be recalled how, after the strike of 1898, his advocacy resulted in miners of South Wales joining the English organisa- tion in a body. Then was sounded the knell
PENYBONT RURAL COUNCIL. There were present at the fortnightly meeting of the Penybont Rural District Council at Bridgend on Saturday Mr. Griffith Edwards, J.P. (presiding), Mr. Thos. Rees (vice-chairman), Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl, J.P., Rev. R. Johns, Messrs. W. Morgan (Sker), Daniel Samuel. T. -J. Davies. J. G. Loveluck, E. Hopkin, T. Penhale, Howell Williams, Dd. Thomas, T. Butler, D. H. Price, with the clerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox) and the surveyor (Mr. Ernest Jenkins). CEFN CARFAN ROAD. The Surveyor reported that the tenant of the land near the Cefn Carfan Road would not allow the work of improvement to pro- ceed for some months, and as Colonel Turber- vill's consent was subject to that of the ten- ant, the matter would have to be left in abeyance. Mr. T. Rees thought the work should be proceeded with as soon as possible, as there were so many out of employment. He moved that the chairman and surveyor wait upon the tenant with the view to arriving at an arrangement that the work should proceed forthwith. This was agreed to. BRYNCETHIN FOOTPATH. A letter was read from Mr. Thomas Rich- ards, of Rogerstone, with regard to the re- quest of the Council that he should give up a portion of land near Bryncethin for the pur- pose of road widening. He was not prepared to state yet what conditions he would impose with regard to giving the Council the land. He was anxious that the footpath passing near Llan Farm should be diverted, and hoped that the Council would support him in that matter so that there would be no need to go to the Quarter Sessions. The Chairman I suppose the condition on which we shall have the land is that we will support him in the diversion of the path. Mr. Price asked whether the diversion would be a convenience to the public. The Clerk I see no reason why it should be made, and Mr. Richards prives no reason. Mr. Nicholl: The Council cannot undertake to go to Quarter Sessions. Mr. Howell Williams said the reason was evident: it was desired to divert the path so that it would not be so near to the farm- house. Mr. Nicholl did not think the proposed diversion would add to the convenience of the public. The public Had! a right to go over the footpath and anything the Council did in the matter would not interfere with that right. The Clerk said he failed to see that any benefit would accrue. Mr. Nicholl moved that the clerk inform Mr. Richards that the Council had no right to interfere in regard to the path, and re- quest him for a reply to the Council's inquiry regarding the land. Mr. Price seconded, and it was carried. ABERKENFIG ROAD. Mr. E. Hopkin complained that West- street, Aberkenfig, was in a deplorable state, and he moved that the clerk write the owner requesting him to put it in order. It was a wonder that someone had not met with an ac- cident there. Mr. Nicholl: Is it a private street? The Clerk Yes. Mr. Nicholl: Then we have no right to in- terfere. The Clerk: That is so, unless there is a nuisance in existence. Mr. Hopkin said the Council had a right to interfere on the grounds of a nuisance. The motion was carried. PANT MAWR QUARRIES. The Clerk read correspondence with Messrs. Thomas Bros., of Newport, with regard to the railroad from the Pant Mawr Quarries, near Cornelly, to the G.W.R. line which, it was alleged, would interfere with the old highway. It was stated that Messrs. Thomas were arranging for the lease of land so that the railroad could' be diverted. Mr. Rees said the Council should do every- thing they could to assist Messrs. Thomas, who would no doubt employ a number of men. He moved that the matter be ad- journed for a month. Mr. Loveluck The rails are there now, and it is impossible to take a vehicle over the road. The Chairman: Of course, there is very little traffic over the road. The motion was agreed' to.
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of the Sliding Scale. When the South Wales Miners' Federation was formed Mr. Brace became its vice-president, and he now with Mabon, MP., the president, and others, represents that body on the Executive Council of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain. Mr. Brace, under the new arrangement, be- came the agent and secretary of the miners for the whole of the district from Abertillery to Abercarn. He has served with conspicu- ous ability on the Monmouthshire County Council, and it was he that induced that body to adopt the fair wage contract clause. Mr. Brace has occupied the presidential chair of the West Monmouthshire Liberal Association, is vice-president of the Welsh National Liberal Council, and rendered service in support of the Parliamentary candidature of the late Sir William Harcourt, the late Mr. Ben Pickard" Mr. W. Abraham, Mr. R. McKenna, and others. In 1901 he, with Sir William Thomas Lewis, represented South Wales on the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the question of the coal resources of the United Kingdom.
THE COST OF COUNTY ROADS. — DAMAGE BY LOCOMOTIVES. The increasing cost of road maintenance in the county of Glamorgan was the subject of discussion at the Glamorgan Roads and Bridges Committee on Thursday last week. The surveyor's estimate of expenditure for the year ending March, 1907, was £ 60,651 8s. 4dy compared with £ 5o;424 7s. 6d. for the year ending March next. Mr J. M. Randall, who raised the question, said that since 1900 the increase in cost of maintenance had amounted to 50 per cent., and it was a matter for very serious consider- ation of that committee and county. He knew that their roads were in a very excel- lent condition, but he did not know whether it was necessary to continue to keep them in such a state. TTicy were delightful roads to motor over, but the people who used motors were not the people who contributed through the rates to the cost of maintaining the roads. The county of Carmarthen had effected very great economy in this way, and, while he did not suggest that they should take such drastic steps, they should consider what they could do in this direction. The Surveyor (Mr. T. Lloyd Edwards) attri- buted the growth of expenditure to the increasing use of heavy locomotives. Ten years ago three traction engines were regis- tered in the county now they had registered twenty-seven traction engines and seventeen motor drays and wagons. Besides, a large number of such vehicles from Cardiff, Swan- sea, and Newport, and the adjoining counties made use of the main roads "in Glamorgan. These vehicles were diverting traffic from the railways to the roads, at the expense of the ratepayers, and it was certain that the cost of road maintenance would increase every year as long as these locomotives increased in number. The whole question was referred to a sub- committee.
Colliery Accident in Avon Valley. On Saturday an accident occurred at the Talbot Merthyr Colliery in the Avon Valley involving injuries to the manager, Mr. Wil- liams, who has been staying at the neighbour- ing farm of Tanfan, and to a haulier named Daniel Davies, who has recently come into the district, and is lodging at PantruchwyTIt Farm. The two (persons named were under- ground attending 'to their duties when a juor- ney of trams ran wild. Mr. Williams was struck and hurled forward sustaining three broken ribs and other injuries. Daniel Davies was not injured seriously. As soon as possible they were brouht out and con- veyed to their respective loadings. On Sun- day they were stated to be making satisfac- tory progress.
Mr. H. J. Simpson's Affairs. A meeting of the creditors of Mr. H. J. Simpson has been fixed for the 29th inst. at the offices of the Cardiff Official Receiver.
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SOME OF THE CONTESTS. PARAGRAPHS OF LOCAL INTEREST. Mr. Pete Curran, the Labour champion of Jarrow (Durham), who spoke some time ago in the Ogmore Valley, failed to wrest the seat from Sir C. M. Palmer, whose majority was 2,954. The Hon. Frederick Guest, brother of -the Hon. Ivor Guest, M.P. for Cardiff Boroughs, got defeated in the Kingswinford Division of Staffordshire, his minority being 841. The Conservative candidate. Mr. H. S. Hill, was previously returned unopposed. Denbigh Boroughs, which has been a Unionist stronghold since 1885. was captured by Mr. Clement Edwards, who spoke at the Liberal Federation meetings at Bridgend when the Right Hon. Lloyd' George paid his last visit to Bridgend. Mr. Edwards had a majority of 573 over the Hon. G. T. Ken yon. Color; el Prvce Jones, who has for many years represented Montgomery Boroughs as a Unionist, was defeated by Mr. J. D. Rees by a majority of 83. Colonel Pryce Jones has spent a good deal of time at Porthcawl, being present at. most. of the Volunteer encamp- ments. The most successful candidate in Birming- ham, was Mr. James Holmes, the well- known railwaynien's representative, who fre- quently addresses meetings iri this district. "Jimmie," as he is known among railway- men, had a stalwart opponent in Sir J. B. Stone (Unionist), but he was able to reduce his majority from 2.154 to 585. Mr. Frank Edwards, brother of Mr. T. Lloyd Edwards, Glamorgan county surveyor, was able to retain his seat in Radnorshire, having a small increase in his majority. His opponent was Mr. Venables Llewellyn, son of Sir J. T. Dillwyn Llewellvn, who fulfilled the expectations that he would cive Mr. Edwards a, good and close fight. This is the third time that Mr. Edwards has been elected. Mi*. Donald McLean, the new Liberal Mem- ber for Bath, is a native of Cardiff, and usu- ally appears at the Bridgend Licensing Ses- sions on behalf of the Temperance party. He is a popular temperance speaker, and has ad- dressed meetings in this district under the auspices of the Bridgend and District Tem- perance Association. Mr. MacLean topped the poll at Bath, with a majority of several hundreds. Mr. Elliot Crawshay Williams, eldest son: of Mr. Arthur J. Williams, Coedymwstwr, Bridgend (from whom Colonel Wyndham- Quin wrested the South Glamorganshire seat ten years ago) made a. good fiarht in the Chorley division of Lancashire. Mr. E. C. Williams is not more than 28 vears of age, and his opponent was Lord Balcarres. who has on nrevious occasions been allowed a. "walk over." The Conservative majority was 1387. Mr. G. H. Roberts, who addressed a meet- ing of railwaymen at Bridgend a few weeks ago, was successful in the fight at Norwich. Mr. Roberts, as a member of the Independent Labour party, is known as an able propagan- dist of Socialism. He has been the organis- ing secretary of the Typographical Associa- tion for the South Wales district for some years, and served an apprenticeship as a printer. Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, of Llantrithyd, the old Conservative member for Essex (Lewes) was reelected by a majority of over 1,700 over Mr. Hector Morison, the Liberal candidate. Sir Aubrey has served the con- stituency for a long period, and in 1895 and 1900 he was returned unopposed. He is well known among Vale of Glamorgan farmers, and his popularity is very great. Sir James Rankin, Bart., who contested Hereford (Leominster) in the Unionist in- terest, is the father of Cant. Rankin until lately adjutant of the Glamorgan Imperial Yeomanry, and resident at Bridgend. Sir James addressed a meeting at Bridgend Town-hall in support of Colonel Quin a couple of years ago. He had represented Leomin- ster for over a decade, but in the present election he was given second place to Mr. E. Lamb, the Liberal candidate, whose majority was only 28. A contest which was followed with much interest ,by people in South Glamorgan was that at Westmorland, where the Liberal can- didate was Mr. Lief Jones, who was originally selected as the Liberal candidate for the South Glamorgan division by the Liberal As- sociation. Mr. Lief Jones is a brother of Mr. D. BrynmoU Jones, the Member for Swansea Boroughs. He was elected by a substantial majority in a bye-electio-n in Westmorland, and on Tuesday retained his seat by a lead of three votes—the lowest majority so far recorded in this election. Mr Jones has met with some violent opposition in Westmorland, and had one oIl two narrow escapes. Aftefr' due political meeting—on Saturday night-a sod was thrown at him from behind a wall. It grazed Mr. Jones's face, and afterwards struck Mr. Charles Roberts, the new member for Lincoln, who accompanied him. Mr. Roberts was badly injured, being temporarily blinded, and he was confined to his bed for a couple of days.
Weather and the Crops. English wheat to-day, whenever in a rea- sonably dry state, fetched previous best prices. Damp lots were dull at 28s. to 29s. per 504 pounds. Foreign wheat was firm and some holders ask 3d. to 6d. more money from the 9th. The tone of trade, however, was not strong. Maize advanced Is. per qr. for Argentine on spot, but receded 3d. for flat. American round remains scarce and dear. Trade in barley was disappointing for English sorts, but cheap feeding barley from Russia and America was in steady request. Oats with small arrivals advanced 6d. per qr., and stocks are being healthily reduced. Beans and peas were again rather dearer on the week. Rye, too, favoured holdfers. The advice of experts is to store water and make the very most of wet periods like that which we have experienced during the past fort- night. The demand for both clovers and grasses continues strong, with firm prices. English reds are coming out freely and finding buyers. The market closed fairly firm, but there was not a really food inquiry for any article, except flat maize.—From Monday's "Mark-lane Express."
Fat Stock Sale at Llantwit Major. Mr. Howell Williams held his fortnightly sale at the White Lion Auction Mart on Mon- day. The entries comprised a g<><X1! collec- tion of 66 fat cattle, 430 sheep, and 68 porkers, bacon pigs, etc. There was a good attendance of buyers. The beef trade was firm, and prime cattle sold readilv at slightly advanced prices, making up to JE22 10s. each. A fine display of mutton—fat yearlings made up to 56s. each, and ewes up to 64s. Bacon pigs were up to £ 8 17s. 6d. each, and' porkers easier at IDs. 6d. per score. Quotations — Beef, 6d. to 7td. per lb.; wether mutton, 9d., and ewe mutton 7d. to 7td. per lb. Good trade throughout, and a good' clearance.
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Cost of the Navy's Steam. e USE OF OIL WILL NOT REDUCE THE NATION'S BILL. The suggestion has been made that north- country coal may possibly supplant Welsh coal in the Navy. This, however, is strongly denied by naval engineers at Devonport. An engineer, commander said to a London "Ex- press" representative: "It is perfectly true that the experiments carried out in two or three specially fitted shins of 'the Majestic class with the Channel Fleet last cruise were quite successful. "The purpose of these tests was to demon- strate the efficiency of oil and coal burned in conjunction. It was found that a thin fire of north-country coal sprayed with crude petroleum under great pressure developed high calorific powers, and maintained steam well. "But oil fuel. either by itself or mixed with 'I any other species of coal, remains distinctly inferior to Welsh steam coal. A consider- able degree of success has attended liquid fir- ing in the Navy of late, and it is being very generally adopted for auxiliary steaming pur- poses. "In cruising at economic speed it is very useful, although there is still great difficulty in regulating the combustion so as to over- come the dense noxious fumes given off. "But at high sneeds oil is altogether in- ferior to Welsh coal, which, in the opinion of most naval engineers, will never be beaten. "The idea which has been mooted, that the introduction of oil throughout the fleet would mean a saving of 50 per cent. to the tax- payer, is totally erroneous. Oil costs more relatively than coal. Therefore, to save 50 per cent. on the naval coal bill, as suggested, by putting on 60 per cent. in the shape of oil fuel would be queer economy."
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BRIDGEND BOARD OF GUARDIANS. a WORK OF THE N.S.F.C.C. There was a largo attendance of members at the meeting of the Bridgend and Cow bridge Board of Guardians on Saturday. The Ven. Alch deacon Ed mo. ides presided, and the vice- chair was occupied by the Rev. H. Eynon Lewis. RELIEF STATISTICS. The Clerk (Mr.- R. Harmar Cox) reported that during the week ended January 5th, 1,156 outdoor paupers had been relieved at a cost of £ 161 7s. 3d., compared with 943 at £ 171 Is. 7d. during the corresponding period of last year, and 1,047 at JE162 10s. 9d. in the week ended January 12th. compared with 949 at jE130 19s. 3d. in the corresponding week of last year. During the week ended January 12th 271 vagrants had been relieved and 284 in the week ended January 19th, the total for the fortnight being 525. POOR LAW CONFERENCE. A letter was read from the secretary of the Poor Law Association convening a conference on the Unemployed Workmen's Act and the Relief of School Children's Order, to be held at the Guildhall, London, on February 20th and 21st. Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl gave the usual notice of motion that two delegates be sent and that their expenses be paid. N.S.P.C.C. Mr. R. J. Parr, director of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil- dren, wrote calling attention of the Board to the fact that under Section 26 of the Act for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Boards of Guardians had now the power, sub- ject to the consent of the Local Government Board to subscribe towards the funds of the society. Already 68 Boards had availed themselves of this newly conferred power and he hoped that in view of the good work being done by the Society, the Bridgend Board would be disposed to vote an annual grant to the funds. In justification of the appeal he added that the aim of the society was the en- forcement of parental responsibility; it sought in all its operations to prevent the children of dissolute and idle parents becom- ing chargeable either to the Union or to the funds of charitable institutions and to insist that children should be properly fed, properly clothed and properly treated in their homes by their own parents. In the Bridgend dis- trict the inspector is Inspector Charles Rogers. Ewenny View, Cowbridge-road, whose services would be always available to investigate cases reported to him by the officials of the Board, and' to render them any assistance in his power. Last year the in- spector dealt with 87 cases involving the wel- fare of 266 children, a record which he was certain would convince the Board of the ex- tent of the Society's operations. Any sub- scription of the Board would be placed to the credit of the local branch, and! it would then directly support the local inspector. Mr. O'Brien (Maesteg) moved that C2 2s. be subscribed annually, but an amendment by Mr. Thomas Rees that £ 5 be given was carried. Rev. W. A. Edwards (Llangan) said he was in full sympathv with the Society, but he did not think it right to proceed at such a sweep- ing rate, especially as the sword was being held over the Board, who were accused of ex- travagance. He moved as a further amend- ment that £ 3 3s. be granted. Mr. T. L. Roberts (Maesteg) seconded. Colonel Turbervill said the Board had re- ceived very great assistance from the Society, and Mr. Michael Davies thought .£5 was not too much. The amendment was defeated, and it was then agreed to subscribe JE5. ARCHITECT'S FEES. A letter was read from Mr. P. J. Thomas, the architect, stating that his terms for pre- paring plans and specifications for the new buildings and the carrying out of the work would be 5 per cent., with an addition of 2 per cent. if quantities were required. Mr. Nicholl said the Workhouse Alterations Committee had had an interview with Mr. Thomas regarding the matter, and he had agreed to charge 5 per cent. for the whole work including quantities. It would, of course, be necessary to have this in writing, and he therefore moved formally that the clerk write reouesting a modification of the fee stated. This was agreed to. ASSISTANT NURSE. Fifteen applications for the post of assist- ant nurse were considered, namely: Evelyn A. Alden, Newport; Ada White, Maesteg; Theresa Griffiths, Pontycymmer; Eliza Brown, Penllyn Therza Mary Rees, Ponty- cymmer Lily Morgan, Maesteg: Sarah Stennings, Pontycymmer; Diana M. Davies, Maesteg; Eliz. A. Howells. Llandaff; Ger- trude Long, Maesteg; Mary J. Roberts, Coity: Phoebe Giles, Aberkenfig: Milly Francis, Bridgend; T. M. Treharne, Aber- dare. A motion bv the Vice-Chairman that only the applications of those who referred to ability to speak Welsh, was defeated'. After a long discussion E. A. Alden, Ada White, and T. M. Rees (Pontycymmer) were selected to appear before the Board. VACCINATION. The General Purposes Committee had con- sidered a letter from the Runcorn Board re- questing the Board to pass a resolution urg- ing that the principle of vaccination and re- vaccination in force before the Vaccination Act of 1898 came into operation, should be reverted to. The committee recommended the Board to pass a resolution that "while not agreeing that the state of the law previ- ous to 1898 should be reverted to, the Board is, however, of the opinion, having regard to the great increase in the cost of vaccina- tion, the Vaccination Act should be amended by reverting to the system of vaccination sta- tions and not at the person's own home." On the motion of Mr. T. C. Jones (Ponty- rhyl), seconded by Mr. J. I. D. Nicholl, the recommendation of the committee was adopted, and the Council was directed to send a copy of the resolution to the Local Government Board and to local Members of Parliament. DEATH AT ASYLUM. The Clerk said he had received a notice of the death at the Asylum of Elizabeth Jones, who was admitted on February 8th of last year.
Mr. Evan Roberts. Mr. Evan Roberts, the revivalist, is at Swansea. He is staying with his old' friend, Mr. David Lloyd, of Messrs. Lloyd Bros., builders, at The Promenade, Heathfield, and arrived there on Saturday night for a few days' rest after his exertions in North Wales. It is not yet known whether it is the mis- sioner's intention to be present at any Swan- sea gatherings, but it is deemed unlikely.
OUR LITTLE DINNERS. A SHILLING DINNER. 1. Cottage Pie. 2. Baked Plum Pudding. Receipts. 1. Boil and mash two pounds of potatoes; mince half a pound of lean cooked meat. Make a good gravy by frying a chopped onion in dripping, and sprinkling in flour, and brown; dilute witn water, boil up and season with pepper and salt. Put a layer of the potatoes in a greased dish, then one of meat snrinkled with gravy, and so on, until the dish is full. Put plenty of potatoes over the top, and brown well in oven. Cost, 7d. 2. Soak two ounces of bread in cold water until soft drain and beat free of lumps. Mix this with two tablespoonsful of flour, half a teaspoonful of currants, one of raisins, and a pinch 0& salt. Add a beaten egg, stir well, and bake for an hour. Cost 5d. Want of appetite is an insult to a good dinner, and it a symptom of liver and stom- ach troubles. A man's digestion is his most precious possession; as precious as life itself, for it means life, or death. Yet it is gener- ally neglected. Only "a headache," "a touch of heartburn," "not much sleep last night," "food doesn't seem to agree with me," "feel tired all day," "can't get rid of these bilious attacks," and so on. In herbs and roots Nature supplies us with a simole. safe, last- ing cure. Of such herbs Doan's Dinner Pills are made. Of alt chemists and stores, Is. lid. per box; six shillings per six boxes, post free direct from Foster-McClellan Co., 8 Wells-street, Oxford-street, London, W. Sample free for Id. stamp. Guard against mistakes by asking distinctly for DOAN'S Dinner Pills.
PYLE PLOUGHING MATCH. LARGE ENTRIES BUT UNFAVOURABLE WEATHER. The twenty-second annual ploughing match under the auspices of the Pyle and District Ploughing Society, was held on Thursday last week in tieids at Cornelly, kindly lent by Messrs. R. Inonias (The Hail) and K, Thomas (13 tanglvvist), and, notwithstanding the wet and windy weather, the event proved to be very successful. The attendance was not so large as usual, but the leading agriculturists of the Yale of Glamorgan and the Port Talbot district attended in good force. In. all de- partments of competition the entries showed a considerable increase in comparison with. previous years. la the ploughing classes the quality of the work was up to the usual stan- dard, the competition in the open champion class being particularly keen. No less than five counties were represented, the champion- ship honours going to Monmouthshire, through Mr. Jones, of Llanedarne, whose ploughing evoked much praise from the judges. There was an exceptionally fine show of agricultural horses by the tenant farmers of the district, and the judges paid a. c high tribute to the quality of the stock. The arrangements were carried out in an admir- able manner, and much praise is due to the energetic secretary, Mr. A. M. Mad docks, of the Village Farm, Pyle, who recently suc- ceeded Mr. W. H. Thomas in the office. Mr. Jenkin Thomas, Tydraw, Cornelly, and Mr. Griffith Thomas, Tydraw, Pyle (treasurer), also worked assiduously to ensure the success of the event. Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl, J.P. (Merthyrmawr) is this year's president of the society,, but he was unfortunately unable to be present. The judges were: Ploughing, Messrs. Edmund Powell, King's Hall, St. Bride's; R. Thomas, Lisvane, and James James. Cefn Goleu. Gowerton; horses, Mr S. Radcliffe, Palla Farm, Peterstone, and Alder- man Aaron James (Mayor of Aberavon); hedging and ditching, Messrs. James James, Whitton Farm, Llancarfan, and Jenkin Thomas, Tydraw, Cornelly. The stewards included Messrs. J. G. Loveluck, Llange- wyad; D. Jones. P'ancastell: D. Thomas, Marias; W. Edwards, Parca: R. Thomas, The Hall; Philip Thomas. Tytnglws; J. Joseph, Tycoch: G. Thomas. Stormy; — Gal- braith. Home Farm, Margam; Wm. Rees, Cornelly, etc. The catering was in the hands of Mrs. Yorwerth, of the Prince of Wales, Kenfig. The following is the list of awards:- PLOUGHING. Champion Class (open to all c,omers).-I (given by Miss Talbot), W. Jones, Bridge Farm, Lanedarne, Mon.; 2, W. Lewis, Cwrt- y-Bettws, Neath; 3 (given by Mr. J. I. D. Nicholl), Thomas Davies, Ffynon Menyn, Car- marthenshire. Class 1 (open to all comers except those who had won first prizes in senior classes in this or any other match during t'he last three years). —1, Daniel J. Owens, Cwm Howell, Carmar- thenshire; 2, 3, and 4 equally divided be- tween Ben Jones, Nottage; T. Elwood, Home Farm, Margam, and J. Thomas, Sewlands, Margam. Class 2 (youths under 21. exeent winners of two first prizes in this or any other match). -1. T. James, Blaen Raglan, Aberavon; 2, J. Jones, Tycoch; 3, Herbert Joseph. Ken- fig: 4, D. 0. Rees, Plymouth House, Llantwit Major. Class 3 (Chills, open).-1. W. David. New Park: 2. J. Fox, Kenfig; 3. T. Fabian. Pyle; 4, R. Watts, Tydraw, Cornelly; 5, R. Watts. Nottage. HEDGING AND DITCHIXG. Class 1, open (best repairing of two perches).—1, John Davies, Bryncethin; 2, Evan Phillips, Blackmill; 3. John Harry, Coychurch. Class 2 (confined to those who had not won two or more first prizes in any match), best repair of two perches.—1. Howell Pritchard, Brynmenin; 2, Thomas Thomas. Margam; 3, William Davies, Water-street; 4, James Gould, Nottage. The first and second prizes were given by Mr. G. Lipscomb, Margam. HORSES.. Brood Cart Mart.—1, Mr. W. B. Loveluck, Kenng; 2, Mr. J. T. Loveluck, Whitney Farm, Laleston; h.c., Mr. Jenkin Thomas, Tydraw, Cornelly. Two-year-olds.—1, Mr W. Thomas, Eglwys- nynydd, Margam; 2, Mr. David Griffiths, Cwrt Newydd1, Llandow. Yearlings.—1, Mr. J. T. Loveluck, Whit- ney; 2 and h.c., Mr. Jenkin Thomas. Sucking Colt or Filly.—1 and 2, Mr. W. Thomas, Eglwysnynydd. Mare or Gelding, not exceeding 1.).2-1 (given by Mee&rs. J. Ashworttranii Boris), Mr. Jenkin Thomas; 2, Mr. Evan John. Kenfig Hill; h.c., Mr. David Jones. Pencastell. Cob, Mare or Gelding.—1 and 2. Mr. Evan John, Tir,&ella; h.c., Mr.W. Williams, Maesy- rhaf. Wick. Best team ploughing at the match.—1, Mr. W. B. Loveluck, Kenfig: 2. Mr. Jenkin Thomas; h.c., Mr. W. Jenkins, Pyle. THE LUNCHEON. The luncheon was to have been held in a marquee on the field, but this was blown down, and the vestry of the Methodist Chapel was kindly placed at the disposal of the commit- tee. A large number assembled, and in the absence of Mr. Nicholl, the chair was occu- pied by Mr. G. Lipscomb. Among those pre- sent were Alderman Aaron James. Messrs. Edmund Powell, St. Bride's; Jas. James, Gowerton; Dr. Morley Thomas, Maesteg; Messrs. Evan E. Davies, Maesteg; R. Hedger Wallace (agricultural lecturer of the Glamor- gan County Council); Jenkin Thomas (Ty- draw), W. B. Loveluck (Kenfig), Griffith Thomas (Pyle), S. Radcliffe (Peterstone), A. M. Maddocks, J. G. Loveluck, Rev. T. R. Williams (Pyle), Messrs. Elias Treharne, Llangynwyd; John Davies, Bettws; E. Bramley, Bridgend J. Brown, Bridgend W. Morgan, Sker; J. Morris (representative of Messrs. Edward John, Smith and Co) W Loveluck, Llantwit Major; Wm. Thomas" West Farm, Nottage; D. Hopkins, Ty Tal- bot Farm, Nottage; J. Elias, Nottage, etc. the usual loyal toasts having been sub- mitted from the chair, the Chairman pro- at? i. Sucoess to tlie toughing Match." All who were interested in agriculture agreed he said that events of that description were Of incalculable value, because they stimulated healfhy competition. The Pyle"Society had had a. amaH beginning, but it had sroue on in- creasing, and the Pyle Match was now one of the best of the kind held in the county. The committee had been able to increase the prizes, and he mentioned that whereas the champion prize was only zC2 10s. originally, it was now £10. The society had always been fortunate in having excellent secretaries, and he congratulated Mr. A. M. Maddocks on the success of the first show which he had man- aged. Mr Jenkin Thomas responded, and thanked Mr. Lipscomb for his efforts on behalf of the match. Agriculture was still one of the chief industries, and he supposed it always would be. Therefore anything which would tend- to improve things in agricultural circles should receive the whole-hearted support of all. Mr. J. G. Loveluck proposed "Donors of prizes," and thanked the subscribers and donors for their liberal support. Their money was certainly not squandered, and in- deed it was, if anything, a good investment. Agriculture was unfortunately in a struggling position, and every encouragement should be given to those who followed' the plough. He referred especially to the kindness of Miss Talbot, who was held in high respect by all. Mr. Greenwell responded. A vote of thanks was accorded1 the Chair- man, on the motion of Mr. A. M. Maddocks and a similar vote was passed' to the Rev. T. R. Williams and the deacons' of the Metho- dist Church for the use of the schoolroom.