Remnants. Remnants. Remnants. Remnants. Remnants. Remnants. I WHICH HAVE ACCUMULATED DURING THIS SALE, Will be Sold at a GREAT SACRIFICE, 01 THURSDAY mEXT I February 8th, 1906, And following days. L. -À.o ..&& V, 'I, af" 'r 'r ,V., 4r '76 r r -r r r r r -r r r -T, Remnants. Remnants. Remnants. Remnants. Remnants. Remnants. -r. -r -Y -y- Don't Miss this Remnant Sale on any account! # • T. G. Llewelyn, (LATE E. GRIFFITHS), *Ioiw]El N N SHOP, Bridgend. r
¡ MAESTEG & DISTRICT GAZETTE. Edward Thomas's Prize Drawing has been postponed until February 2nd. 2369 The "Art Union Drawing." in aid of Richard Price, 164 BricLiend-road, Maesteg, is postponed until March 5th, 1906. 2382 Appointment.—The Glyncorrwg Urban Dis- trict Council have unanimously elected Mr. Leonard O. Morgan, manager. Metropolitan Bank, Maesteg, as their treasurer, in place of Mr. Frank Moon resigned. Social.—At the New Hall of the English Congregational Church there was held on Wednesday evening a most successful social. After tea, to which a large number sat down, an entertainment was held. The new hall was the subject of general praise. Visit of the Arch d rul d. -Meest4,-g was favoured on Sunday by a visit of the Rev. Evan Rees, better known by hie bardic title, "Dyfed." The Archdruid officiated at Taber- nacle Welsh C.M. Chapel both morning and evening, and there were iarge congregations. Obituary.—We regret to ree-ord the death of Miss Holman, Mount Pleasant, Neath- road, Maesteg, which occurred on Tuesday. The deceased was well known in the neigh- bourhood, having in conjunction with her brother, carried on a large meat business in Commercial-street for some years. The in- terment took place at the Llangynwyd Churchyard on Thursday, the Rev. Stephen Jackson performing the burial rites. Tabernacle.—The Young People's Society in connection with the above place of worship held its meeting on Tuesday evening. An in- teresting programme was gone through, in- cluding recitations by Mr. Magor, Miss Alice Richards, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. David Lake, and Mr John Emlyn Thomas, and songs by Mies B. Lloyd, Miss Dinah Thomas, Miss Kate Jenkins and Miss Bessie Jones. Messrs Rhys Jones and D. Williams sang a duet, Free Church Council.—A special meeting of the Maesteg Free Church Council was held at Bethel Chapel on Monday evening. There was a representative attendance, including Revs. Rhys Davies (presiding). Esgar James (vice-president). S. Williams (Soar), D. John (Canaan), Solva Thomas., Messrs. T. L. Roberts. Silvan EVans, B.A., Robert J. Jones, W. G. Roberta (secretary), etc. The temperance and watch committee presented a report, and the meeting resolved to peti- tion the Bridgend magistrates, urging them (1) to take steps to prevent back entrances to public-houses being used for trading pur- poses, and (2) to clooe a number of public- houses in the district which were not re- quired. Bethania.—Under the auspices of the Bethania Welsh Baptist Chapel Mutual Im- provement Society, a social tea was held at the above place on Wednesday, last week. The following ladies, with their assistants, presided at the tables: Mrs. Davies (Ewenny Road), Mrs. Ingram Davies, Miss M. J. Laviers, Miss Ann Howells, Miss Emily Gibbon, Miss S. A. James, Miss Sarah Griffiths, Miss S. H. Thomas, and Miss M. A. James. The cutters were Mrs. Jenkins (Alma-road), Mrs. Williams (Morris-street), Mrs. Daviea (West-stret). Valuable assist- ance was rendered by Messrs. W. Job, Samuel Davies. D. Thomas, David Rees, Tommy Davies, John Gibbie, and Isaac Williams. The secretarial duties were admirably carried out by Mr. J. Picton James, and those of treasurer by Mr. W. Jenkin Jones. After tea the Rev. W. Saunders. C.C., Pontycym- mer, delivered a rousing address to a crowded meeting on "The young people of our churches; their rights, privileges, and obliga- tions." The nresident of the society, the Rev. Iorwerth Jones (pastor), ably discharged the duties of chairman. Funeral of the Late Mr. John Richards.— On Saturday afternoon the funeral took place of the late Mr. John Richards, of 50 Jersey- road, Abergwynfi, who had been a member of the "Pride Of Abergwynfi" Lodge, G.U.O.O.F. for the period of 16 years, and had filled the office of secretary of the lodge for the greater part of that time. The lodge had 36 mem- bers when he was elected secretary, and mainly through his efforts it has increased year by year until to-day it has 240 members on its books. Mr. Richards was respected by all who knew him, and by his genial dis- position and attention to his duties, made many friends. He was secretary to the Friendly Societies' Council at Abergwynfi, and filled other important offices in the place. The "Pride of Abergwynfi" Lodge turned out strong, and a good number were present from other societies to pay their last tributes of respect to the deceased. The funeral cor- tege left Abergwynfi by a special train for Maesteg. where it was joined by the District Officers and many members from other lodges in different localities. From Maesteg Sta- tion the cortege proceeded slowly down Castle Street, singing the old Welsh hymn "Yn y dyfroedd mawr ar tonau." The remains were laid to rest in Maesteg Cemetery. De- ceased, who was 43 years of age, leaves a widow and six children. GROUP OF SCHOOL MANAGERS. At the usual meeting of the managers of the Maesteg Group of Schools on 'Friday, there were present Mr. John Howells (presid- ing), Mrs. Jones, Messrs. J. Walters, T. Mor- gan, J. Roderick, with the cleak (Mr. R. Scale). The chief education official wrote that all delay in regard to appointments of assistant teachers would be obviated in futitee. It was decided to recommend the appoints ment of Miss Ray Morgan, as certificated mis- tress at the Plasnewydd Higher Standards School, at t90 per annum, and that the vacancy at the Plasnewydd Infante' School be advertised, the salary being fixed at £ 75. Dr. James wrote that the vacancy at the Blaenllynfi Infants' School was being adver- tised, and the Education Committee had de- cided to send an additional teacher to Garth Infants' School. He also stated that candi- dates at the King's Scholarship examination would be allowed to remain at school at 3rd year salaries. Mr. T. M. Franklen (clerk to the County Council) wrote that the plans would shortly be laid before the managers for two class- rooms at Nantyffyllon to accommodate 120 children, as the Education Committee could not concur with the managers' suggestion that a girls' school should be erected as well as a new school at Tyderwyn. The clerk was directed to reply expressing regret at the Education Committee's decision, and stating that the managers considered that they knew the needs of their district better than the Education Committee. The Clerk was directed to call the atten- tion of the architect to the unsatisfactory state of the flooring at the Nantyffyllon School and of the pathways leading to Caerau Infants' and the Maesteg Merthyr and Nant- yffyllon Schools. CAERAU & NANTYFFYLLON Schoolboy Football.-iNantyffyllon v. Aber- gwynfi.-These teams met on the Maesteg Ground on Saturday, and gave a moot in- teresting display of Rugby football. The "Cape" boys were by far the bigger lot, but what "Nanty" lacked in size was made up in pluck and dash. The result was a win for Abergwynfi by three tries to nil. Constitutional Club.—A successful smoking concert was held at the Constitutional Club, Caerau, on Saturday evening, Mr. J. Mobs- man, of Cardiff, presiding over a large atten- dance. Among those who contributed to an excellent programme were the Chairman, Messrs. Edward Powell (Aberdare), John Morris, Ford, Lewis Lawrence, J. Cook (Caerau). A Dolitical address was delivered by Mr. J. A. Lovat-Fraser, B.A.L., of Barry, who was accorded a hearty vote of thanks, on the motion of Mr. J. Alcwvn Jones, seconded by Mr. J. Cook. Presentation.—A presentation was made at Seion Independent Chapel, Caerau, on Sat- urday evening to Mr. John Rees (late fire- man at Caerau Colliery) on the occasion of his leaving for Pencader Grammar School, preparatory to entering the ministry. Mr. Jenkin Thomas (late of Resolven), in a very humorous speech, handed Mr. Rees, on behalf of the Seion members and friends, a purse of 2100 in gold; also a handsome Bible, and a gold fountain pen, on behalf of several workmen of Caerau Colliery. The following took part in the meeting: Revs. J. Morris (Seion) and Llewellyn (Duffryn), Messrs. Ben Davies. W. Thomas, D. Hughes. D. T. Harris, J. Evans, D. C. Evans, J. Hughes. L. Morgans. R. Meredith, Misses White and Jones, and Mrs. Jones. Great nraise is due to the secretary (Mr. R. Meredith), the trea- surer (Mr. J. Evans), and the chairman (Rev. J. Morris) and to the many friends from Maerdy, Skewen, and Resolven, who have rendered assistance. < Obituary.—The death occurred on the 23rd ult. of Miss Lily Garrett, 16 Coegnant-road, Caerau, in her 43rd year. Deceased was a native of Pendyne, near St. Clear's, and the daughter of a farmer. She had been an in- valid for two years. The funeral took place on Saturday, the remains being conveyed by the 7.15 train from Nantyffyllon to St. Clear's via Bridgend. Notwithstanding the early hour, a large number of men assembled, most of the night-men of the Coegnant Colliery being allowed to leave work at four o'clock. Prior to the departure of the cortege from the house. an impressive service was con- ducted by the Rev. R. Davies (Caerau). The coffin was conveyed by hearse from St. Clear's to Marros Church, in the graveyard of which the interment took place. The Rev. Evans (vicar) officiated in the church and at the graveside. The chief mourners included Messrs. W. Garrett and Thos. Garrett, Caerau (brothers), and Miss Margaret Jenkins (cousin). NEW WESLEY AN CHAPEL OPENED. On Saturday evening a series of services in connection with the opening of Bethel New Welsh Wesleyan Church, Caerau, was com- menced. The chapel stands on the elevation near the G.W.R. Station, opposite the new North's Navigation Library, and has been erected by Mr. John Jenkins, contractor, Caerau, according to the design of Mr. Bur- nett, architect, Tondu. The necessity of a chapel has been keenly felt by the church, which has hitherto held its services in the Council School and latterly in the new lib- rary. The church, of which the Rev. E. Tegryd Davies is pastor, was established three years ago. The building has been designed to accommodate nearly 400 persons, in anti- cipation of the development of the district. The services on Saturday evening and throughout Sunday and Monday were very successful, and on the latter day the congre- gations were representative of all denomina- tions. The preachers were the Revs. R. Owen. Ferndale (chairman of the District As- sociation). T. Manuel, Aberdare (secretary of the association), and E. Tegryd Davies. On Monday afternoon memorial stones were laid, and despite the unfavourable weather, there was a good attendance. The chairman was the Rev. R. Owen, Ferndale, and the Rev. A. C. Pearce opened the service with reading and prayer. Four stones were laid, but owing to the rain, no addresses were delivered outside the chapel. Mrs. Harris Jones laid the first stone, and was presented with a silver trowel, suitably inscribed, by Mr. Burnett, the architect. The second stone was laid by Mrs. J. Jenkins (Caerau), to whom a trowel was presented by Mr. Lewis Jones. Mr. J. Fox (Pontycymmer), who laid the third stone, received a trowel from Mr. John Jenkins, and Mr A. King Davies placed the last stone in position, the trowel being handed to him by Mr. David, Jones. The service was continued in the chapel, and an interesting address was delivered by the chairman, who traced the history of Welsh Wesleyan Methodism in the district. Mrs. John Jenkins was responsible in a large measure for the establishing of the cauoe, and he (the speaker) was the first to officiate in connection with the cause. The pastor fol- lowed with an address on the position of the church at the present time. The total cost of the chapel was approximately £ 1,600, of which R900 had been subscribed or promised, leaving JE700 to be raised. He considered the position of the church to be most favour- able. The Rev. J. Humphreys, Treorky, having addressed the gathering, the Rev. J. Morris (pastor of Sion Chapel) spoke of the progress made by the churches in the district during the past few years. Addresses were also delivered by Mr. A. King Davies (Maee- teg), Rev. T. Manuel (Aberdare). and the Rev. J. Lloyd (Neath Abbey). The collec- tion at the service, together with subscrip- tions, amounted to nearly E50. On Tuesday evening the preacher was the Rev. J. Morris, of Seion, and the Rev. W. T. Griffiths (pastor of Hermon Welsh C.M. Church) officiated on Wednesday evening. The services were very successful throughout. DEATH OF MR. WM. DAVIES. A MINISTER'S PROTEST. We regret to record the death of Mr. Wm. Davies, a highly-respected inhabitant, which occurred at his residence, 6 Tonna-road, Nan- tyffyllon, on the 23rd inst. The deceased was 74 years of age, and had lived at Tonna-road for 30 years. A native of Pembrokeshire, Mr Davies removed to Bryn when 14 yasds of age, and resided there until his departure for Nantyffyllon. During his residence at Bryn deceased identified himself with the Welsh Baptist cause, and at the early age of 25 he was appointed deacon, an office which he hae uninterruptedly held since. In recent yeare he has been a most active worker in connec- tion with Caersalem Welsh Baptist Church. and occupied the office of treasurer until three yeara ago, when he was succeeded by sis son, Mr. John Davies. On his resigna- tion, the church gave him a handsome pre- sent as a token of their esteem. Deceased had also been an ardent temperance worker, and had been a teetotaller for over half a cen- tury. He leaves a widow and several sons and daughters. Three of the sons are deacons of Baptist Churches. Mr. David Davies being the secretary of the Bryn Church, and Mr. John Davies treasurer of Caersalem. The funeral took place on Saturday, and there was a great muster of residents from all parts of the district, a large number pro- ceeding to Aberavon, where the interment was made. A service at the house was con- ducted by the Rev. W. Morgan (pastor of Caersalem), assisted' by the Rev. D. C. Howells (Salem). The coffin was conveyed from the house to the bier by the deacons of Caersalem. The hymn "Mae'n gyfeillion adre'n myned" was given out by the Rev. T. M. Reed (Noddfa), after which the cortege proceeded to the Port Talbot Railway Sta- tion, the first to act as bearers being de- ceased's sons. Before entering the yard of the Chapel-of-Ease, Port Talbot. Rev. W. Morgan delivered an address, and referred to the gction of the Vicar in withholding consent for him to take part in the service. The de- ceased s death was a great loss to the district of Maesteg. In the church the service was conducted by the Rev. Thomas (curate), who also officiated at the graveside. The chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. John Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Elias Davies, Mr. and Mrs. James Davies, and Mr. and Mrs William Davies (sons and daughters-in-law), Mrs Eliza Jones (daughter.), Mr. and Mrs. David Evans, Mr. John Evans, Mr. Edgar James (colliery manager, Ammanford), and Mrs. James, etc. Touching references were made at most places of worship in the district on Sunday. At Caersalem, Rev. W. Morgans spoke of de- ceased's exemplary character, and said "William Dafydd or Bryn" would long be re- membered by the people of the district, among whom he was held in the highest re- spect.
CAERAU AND SPELTERS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY. To the Editor. Sir,—Although my connection with this so- ciety has only been of a short duration, I feel justified in making a few remarks upon the letter published in the "Tradesmen and Shop- keeper," and reproduced by request in your columns, dealing with its atfairs. One of the statements made is that "it is not a large society by any means." Allow me to state that it is much larger at present than a few months ago, that it is increasing rapidly, and has the prospects of a new branch, and a butchering and bakery department. During the past quarter no less than 32 new mem- bers were enrolled, and the sales show an in- crease of jE700 on the previous ouarter, which. is a record in the history of the society. The building, instead of being useless, is one of the finest and most convenient in the valley. As in the past, the accounts of the society during the last quarter have been audited by Mr. H. L. Warren, certificated auditor under the Co-Operative Union, Ltd., and the bal- ance sheet, containing all particulars referred to by the correspondent, who is so deeply in- terested in the welfare of Caerau and Spel- ters families, will be published in a few days in the "Glamorgan Gazette," as well as being distributed throughout the district. One cannot but feel by perusing the letter that The hand is the hand of Esau, but the voice is the voice of Jacob." The author, or authors, lack courage of conviction, and be- tray their interest in the proper management and investment of other people's money by abstaining from giving to the public their names and addresses. Let the writer, or writers, be manly enough, should they deem it prudent or otherwise to deal further with this society, to subscribe their names, in fair- ness to the society and the public generally. Our balance sheet will show that were it necessary to wind up this r>ociety at any time, it is in a position to pay not as private traders, 3s. to 4s. in the pound, but 20s. to the pound, which I presume should satisfy anyone. To the Tradesmen.—Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.—I am, etc., W. R. WALTERS, Manager. Co-Operative Stores, Caerau. Jan. 31st, 1906. [NVe have received a number of letters on the above subject, but owing to pressure on our space, these are unavoidably held over.- Ed. G. G. I
THOMAS BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES. MR. HAROLD LLOYD INSTRUCTED FOR THE DEFENCE. A sequel to the terrible outrage perpe- trated at Garth (Maesteg) School on Thurs- day, last week, was the appearance, at an Occasional Police Court at Bridgend on Fri- day of William Thomas, collier, of 89 Garth- road, Garth, charged with attempting to murder his wife, Margaret Thomas, and with wounding his daughter, Margaret Ann. Evidence of arrest was given by P.C. Dagg, upon which Inspector Benjamin Evans ap- plied for a remand until the next day. The Magistrate (Mr. Goerge Harris) granted the application. On Saturday Thomas was brought up be- fore Mr. R. W. Llewellyn and other magis- trates. Mr. Harold Lloyd (Cardiff) appeared for the prisoner. Supt. John Davis said! he had received a medical certificate as to the condition of the injured persons. They were still too ill to attend, but appeared to be making very satis- factory progress. He applied that the pri- soner should be further remanded for a week. The Chairman: What have you to say, Mr. Lloyd ? Mr. Lloyd: There is no objection, sir. But I have to ask that the case shall not be taken for two weeks, and that next Saturday there shall only be a formal remand. The Chairman: Why do you make that re- quest? Mr. Lloyd: I am told, sir, that neither of the injured persons will be able to attend next Saturday, and therefore the case cannot be proceeded with. It is with the view of avoiding further expense that I make the ap- plication, because if next Saturday a formal remand is granted and nothing more takes place, there will be no necessity for me to appear. Supt. Davis: I have no objection to that course. The Chairman: Do you suppose that they will not be able to attend next Saturday ? Supt. Davis: I do not think they will, sir. I am informed that they will probably not be able to attend for three weeks. The Chairman Prisoner is remanded, for a week. But on Saturday next there will merely be a formal remand.
UNSATISFACTORY FINANCIAL POSITION MEMBERS AND THEIR PET SCHEMES. FREE CHURCH COUNCIL AND SUNDAY TRADING. The fortnightly meeting of the Maesteg District Council was held on Tuesday. Mr. J. P. Gibbon, J.P., presiding. There were also present Messrs. J. H. Thomas, J.P., Thomas Rees (Garnhvvd), T. Lewis, W. Job, John Howells, W. Bevan, J. Walters. J.*Jenkins, J. Edmunds, J. Bevan, J. Roderick, T. Rees (High-street), with the clerk (Mr. R. Scale), and the surveyor and inspector (Mr. Joseph Humphreys). SYMPATHY. Mr. Thomas moved a vote of sympathy with Mr. Edward Davies in his illness. Mr Davies had been most faithful in his services to the public, and his continued absence was felt all the more. The Chairman seconded, and said all the members would unite in wishing Mr. Davies a speedy recovery. The motion was carried. THE HOSPITAL. The Hospital Committee recommended that Miss E. Harrison be appointed matron of the hospital. Mr. J. H. Thomas, in moving the adoption of the recommendation, said that Miss Har- rison was a sister of the previous matron. Mr. J. Edmunds seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. The Clerk said Miss Harrison would com- mence duties immediately. THE FINANCES. Mr. W. Job, chairman of the Finance Com- mittee, presented a report on the financial position, which, he said, was very unsatisfac- tory, and the Council must be prepared to economise so far as it was possible. The ex- penditure last year had been particularly heavy, and the Council had had to pay in respect of loans and interest no less than E4,172, which was half the rates. Salaries alone amounted to nearly £ 1,100. There was an overdraft of £ 1,135, and among the bills due was one^pf £ 505 to the Gas Com- pany for the erection of 40 new lamps. Some of the items in thte account were considered excessive, and the committee had asked1 the company to let it stand over for a time for consideration, and in any event not to press for payment until the bill could 'be included in next year's accounts, in order that the overdraft might not be increased. Mr. Job said the Finance Committee felt that the pre- sent unsatisfactory position was due to the Council carrying on the work of the district at random without considering whether it could be afforded or not. A thorough inves- tigation should be made, in order that the fina.ncial arrangements might be on business lines in the future. The wages item was a very heavy one, and there should be reor- ganisation in this respect, for there should be better value for the money spent. In the purchase of stores also tho ratepayers were being made the victims of sentimental con- sideration for tradesmen by the Council. The committee recommended that the Council form themselves into a committee to take the whole matter in hand, and consider what re- forms should be effected. Mr. Thomas moved the adoption of the re- port, and said the position required very care- ful consideration. Mr. John Howells seconded. The position was really alarming, and the Council should conduct their expenditure on more economic linPA- Mr. Edmunds said he believed there was an account against the Gas Company which should be set off. The Chairman said the note of warning of the Finance Committee was called for, and he hoped the members would bear it in mind. Meeting after meeting members came with their pet schemes, which they were anxious to get adopted without considering whether the money could be afforded or not. The warn- ing came at an appropriate time, and they should see to it that they improved their posi- tion before the end of the year. They must L keep to their estimates so far as possible. The motion was carried. A CONTINENTAL SUNDAY." Mr. W. G. Roberts, secretary of the Mae&- teg Free Churches Council, addressed the fol- lowing letter to the Council:—"The Maesteg Free Churches Council, by a resolution at their meeting on the 22nd inst., desired me to call your attention to the large number of small ice-cream, sweet, etc., shops which are kept open in the district on Sunday. Though the procuring of these goods cannot be regarded as necessary on the Sabbath, the tendency of these places is to attract large numbers of children and young people whose respect for the day of rest' must necessarily be undermined by frequenting the establish- ments, and the meeting of these young people on Sunday evenings must be an incentive to disorder. In other urban areas of South Wales strong and successful efforts have been made to combat this evil, and' we trust the Council will exercise the powers vested1 in it to present the evils of a Continental Sun- day spreading to Maeeteg." A resolution was passed urging the police to exercise all the authority they possessed in regard to the closing of the refreshment- rooms on Sunday.
COWBRIDGE. Borough Police Court.—At the Borough Police Court on Tuesday, before Messrs. J. Pickard (Mayor) and W. L. Jenkins (ex-, Mayor), John Joyce, no fixed abode, was 1 charged with being drunk on January 18th, and with a similar offence on the 23rd, and he was further charged with smashing a window of the Masons' Arms Public-house, the pro- perty of James Cross. In respect of the drunkenness charges he was fined 10s. and 10s., but the wilful damage charge was 'dis- missed. Successful Concert.—A well attended con- cert was held at the Town-hall, Oowbridge, on the 24th ult., the proceeds of which were in aid of the parochial fund of St. Mary's Church. The concert was given by the quar- tette party of the Cardiff Male Voice Choir, and as regards artistic merit it was of a very high order. Miss Davies opened with a good rendering of the solo "Friend," and Mr. J. H. Morgan followed with "Ailsa Mine," which he rendered in good style. Mies Jessie Stewart gave a well executed violin solo, and Miss Isabel Powell's rendition of "Irish Song" (Lohr) was to the evident satisfaction of the audience. Mr. J. Radleya recitations were much appreciated, and Mr. Stanley Barratt sustained his reputation by liis performance of "The old black mare." The undoubted "hit" of the evening was the quartette "Flora's Holiday" by Misses Davies and Powell and Messrs. Barratt and Morgan. Other items included a solo "It was a dream/' Miss Davies; violin solo, Misti Jessie Stew- art; songs by Mr. J. H. Morgan, Miss Isabel Powell, and Mr. Stanley Barratt, and a re- citation by Mr. Radley. Mrs. Roberts was the accompanist.
OOWBRIDGE AND PONTYCLUN TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. The annual meeting of the above Associa- tion was held on Saturday last at the Council School, Cowbridge, Mr. Jones (St. Athan), the president, in the chair. There was a good attendance, andl a fair number of ladies were present. The officers and committee for the ensuing year were elected, and Mr. Dexter (Liswor- ney) was nominated as representative to the Easter Conference of the National Union of Teachers to be held at Scarborough. Mr. Jones then conducted Mr. Williams Llantwit Vardre Council School. Pootypridd, to the chair, he having been the vioe-presi- dent for the past year. Mr. Williams gave an interesting address on the present position of the education que&- tion, both national and local, for which a hearty vote of thanks was accorded. The meeting cordially approved the -pro- posed superannuation reform as pourtfiayed in the circular sent by the N.U.T., as also the proposal for the formation of a. sustentation fund. It was decided to hold the next meeting at Pontyclun. The members adjourned to the Duke of Wellington Hotel, and partook of an excel- lent and splendidly served repast, for which a vote of thanks was passed to the pro- prietress.
COWBRIDGE! AND COUNTY PARKERKY CLUB. The annual meeting was held on Tuesday at the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge, when there were present Councillor W. L. Jenkins, vioe- president (in "tlle chair), The Mackintosh of Mackintosh, Colonel H. R. Homfray, General T. B. Tyler, Messrs. E. D. Lewis, T. Watts, D. J. Jenkins, T. Jones, J. Morgan, E. Thomas, J. Board, G. Thomas Daniel Jenkins, H. O. Irvine, E. Bramley, Alderman Edward John, Mr. D. Spencer, Rev. E. Jenkins, Messrs. T. J. Yorwerth, W. Lewis, R. Hedger Wallace, C. W. Stewart (treasurer), W. D. Alexander (secretary), and others. The report of the Committee was read by the secretary as follows:— Your committee, in presenting their report for the past year, have pleasure in stating that the financial position of the club is in a sound condition; in fact, better than it has been for many years. The annual Fat Stock Show still keeps up its prestige, both in the number of entries received and the quality of stock exhibited. The markets, as in peat years, were very kindly placed1 at the disposal of the club by the Mayor and Town Council of the Borough. The prizes offered by the club, and numerous and liberal special prices given by Miss Talbot and other noblemen and landowners, induced a very keen competition in many of the classes. The hearty thanks of the members are due to those who so kindly contributed to the success of the show. The amount received for special prizes, the entry fees from non-members, gate money, etc., amount to JE185 Is. 3d., and with the balance in hand at the commencement of the year, L39 6s., make a total income of E221 7s. 3d. for the year. The examination of the bank pass book by the auditors shows that the bal- ance due by the treasurer on the 31st Decem- ber last amounts to 947 13s. 9d., but cheques for prizes to the amount of R13 5s. had not been presented. On the other hand a sum of L7 7s. was due for special prizes. A large number of meetings have been held during the year, at which Mr. R. Hedger Wallace, the county lecturer, dealt with some very in- teresting matters connected with agriculture. A special meeting was also convened to di&- cuss the unemployed question. The com- mittee cannot conclude their report without cordially thanking the Mayor of Cowbridge (Councillor W. L. Jenkins), one of the vice- presidents, who has taken the greatest in- terest in the club, and attended nearly all the meetings. A dairy class was held at Cowbridge in connection with the club, nine- teen candidates attending, and the commit- tee are pleased to state that four of the can- didates were successful in gaining scholarships at the recent examination held at St. Fagan's." The statement of accounts, which had been audited by Alderman L. Jenkins and Mr. E. D. Lewis, was also read. The adoption of the report and aocounts was moved by the Chairman and seconded by Mr. D. Spencer, and carried. Mr. E. D. Lewis proposed, and Mr. J. Morgan seconded, that Colonel W.H. Wynd- ham-Quin, D.S.O., be elected president for the year, and this was carried unanimously. Councillor J. Pickard (Mayor of Cowbridge) and Mr. J. C. Thomas (Boverton Court) were, chosen as vice-presidents. General T. B. Tyler, Messrs. D. Spencer, W. Lewis, and Dl. Jenkins were elected on the committee in place of the members who retired. Mr Irvine proposed the re-election of Mr O. W. Stewart at treasurer; Col. Homfray seconded, and it was carried. Mr. D. Spencer proposed' that Mr. W. D. Alexander be re-elected secretary. Mr. Dl. Jenkins seconded.—Carried. The Treasurer and Secretary returned thanks, and promised to do what they could to further the interests of the club. Mr. A. Mackintosh, of Cottrell, Mr. J. Hughes, Aburthin, and Mr T. Bevan, Newton House, were elected members of the club. Alderman E. John proposed a vote of thanks to the retiring president, which was seconded by Mr. E. Thomas, Splott, and carried. Mr. E. D. Lewis proposed, and The Mackin- tosh of Mackintosh seconded, a hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman, who had carried out his duties to the satisfaction of the club. The Chairman responded, and the meeting closed.
KENFIG HILL. English Baptist.—The Rev. T. C. Davies baptised five candidates for church member- ship on Thursday evening in last week. Receiving Order.—A receiving order has been made in the matter of Isaac Thomas, 23 Victoria-street, Kenfig Hill, shoemaker. Elim.—Ordination services, conducted by the pastor, Rev. D. Williams, took place on Sunday evening, when the following were or- dained deacons: —Messrs. W. David, J. Thomas, Jas. Howells, E. Rowe, 1. David, R. James, W. J. Thomas. Colliery Mems.—The bright prospects of a few weeks ago have been clouded over. The colliers employed at Longlands are under no- tice, and the Ton Phillip Colliery is for the time being contending against water, which has thrown about 50 men out of employment. Forddygyfraith.—A series of penny read- ings are being held at this place, and a capi- tal meeting was held on Monday evening, under the presidency of Mr. G. Proaser. The following programme was gone through:- Gramaphone selections; recitation, M. David; song, W. Jenkins-, recitation, Miss E. John; recitation, David Davies; song, Owen David; dialogue, Miss J. Jones and friend; song, Miss M. E. Proeser; recitation, Miss M. Davies; song, Miss M. Jenkins; re- citation, Miss M. Evans; song, Miss S. Jen- kins; song, Miss C. Jenkins: recitation, Miss K. John; dialogue,, Miss M. John and friend j song, Mrs. Brans; recitation, Mias J. Jones; magic lantern slides, "Uncle Tom's 9 p j gramaphone selections. "Hen wiad fy nhadau concluded a pleasant evenSg
PONTYRHYL. Mutual Improvement Society.—On Wed- nesday evening the young people connected TJtu Tylagwyn Baptist Chaflel held the 14th meeting of their Mutual Improvement Society, when papers were read by Mr. Thos. Davies on "What is Prayer?" and by Mr. Evan Job on "Public Prayer." Both papers w^re WGU received, and each showed consider- able care in their preparation. An interest- ing discussion followed, in which several of the members took part and altogether a very enjoyable and instructive evening was spent. The meeting was presided over by the pastor, who wound up with pithy remarks on the papers read.
PENLLINE. Social and Presentation.—A most enjoyable social evening was held at Penlline on the oc- casion of the closing of the Evening Continu- ation Classes. Mr. W. Vaughan was voted to the chair, and discharged his duties in an admirable manner. The programme con- sisted of songs, dances, recitations, and a pre- sentation to Mr. E. A. Harrison, the school- master. The songs were well rendered and duly appreciated, and the dances were thoroughly enjoyed. In the interval, the Chairman, in connection with the presenter tion, said: "I now come to a very important part of the programme. My mates of the night school have elected me as chairman, and it therefore devolves upon me to perform the very pleasant duty of presenting Mr. Harrison with this silver teapot. I should like to say that the night school students were unani- mous in joining to make our master some re- cognition of the affable and pleasant way in which he has conducted the classes. I will read you the inscription: Prevented to Mr. E. A. Harrison, by his night school students, as a mark of their esteem; 1906.' Now, Mr. Harrison, I ask you to accept this as a token of our appreciation, accompanied by best wishes for your long life, health, and pros- perity." Mr. Harrison, in accepting, said that he was extremely grateful for the good wishes.and present, and was well pleased that the classes were so well appreciated. In fur- ther speeqlies Mr. E. Ratcliffe and Mr. W. Hayball both expressed a wish that similar classes would be held next winter, and that young men of the neighbourhood would take advantage of them, because they not only enabled one to recover knowledge almost for- gotten, but opened up new avenues of infor- mation. At the close of the evening a hearty vote of thanka was given to Mrs. Homfray, of Penllyn Castle, for the loan of the piano.
PENDOYLAN. Golden Wedding.—An interesting presen- tation was made at Pendoylan, when Mr. Samuel.Fisher (secretary of the Coaltrimmers' Union), on behalf of a number of friends, handed to Mr. Thomas Jellyman and his wife an address of congratulation upon celebrat- ing their golden wedding, together with a purse of gold, a tea Service, and cutlery. The couple, who are upwards of 70 years of age, were married on January 27tli, 1856, and among those present, in addition to their eon and daughter-in-law, were a number of Oar- diff friends. Mr. Jellyman was for many years employed at the Taff Vale engine sheds at Cathays, and now enjoys a pension from the company.
LLANTWIT MAJOR. Illness of Marie Trevelyan.-We regret to announce that this talented authoress is un- able to wield her able pen. She has been for some time in a delicate state of health, but we are glad to state that after under- going an operation at the hands of the emin- ent specialist, Dr. Leaf, at London, she is making rapid progress towards recovery. All her friends hope tha.t on her return home to Llantwit Major her health will be completely restored. Wedding.—At St. Illtyd's Church on Janu- ary 24th the wedding took place of Miss Florrie Reed, daughter of Mrs. Reed, Col- hugh-street, Llantwit Major, and Mr. Willie Mears, of Newbridge, Mon. The Rev. H. Morris performed the ceremony. The brides- maids were Miss E. E. Reed1 (bride's sister) and Miss Mears (bridegroom's sister). The bride wore cream cashmere, trimmed with orange blossom, with white chiffon picture hat. The bridesmaids wore cream, relieved with heliotrope. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr. Ted Reed. Mr. A. Mears was the best man. The newly-married couple afterwards left for Devonshire. The Institute.—A very successful musical evening was held at the above rooms on Mon- day. The room was crowded, and a very good programme was much appreciated. Mr Owen Rees presided. The si nger were Miss A. Thomas, Miss G. Williams, Miss M. Wil- liams, Miss Louie Morgan, Mr. Wm. Price, Mr. Walter John, Mr. Coffee, and Mr. James Loveluck. Recitations were given by Miss Edith Thomas and Mr. T. Evans, and piano- forte selections by Miss J. Trigg, A.L.C.M., and Miss Parry, A.L.C.M. The accomamsts for the evening were Miss Parry, Miss G. Williams, Miss F. Johnson. A gramaphone, kindly placed at the disposal of the institute by Mr. Griffiths, Courtnowydd, gave much amusement to the audience. Much of the success of the evening was due to the ener- getic manner in which the young secretary performed his dubj. LECTURE BY MISS E. P. HUGHES. On Tuesday, Miss E. P. Hughes, of Barry, delivered her popular lecture on "Japan," at the Town-hall. The lecture was well followed with rapt attention throughout. The Rev. Owen Davies, in introducing the lecturer, said very few lodSfaa had done so much for education in WaJAw as Mica Hughes. She showed her interest in the young in coming to Llantwit to deliver her lecture in aid of the school library. Miss Hughes was accorded. a warm welcome. With the aid of a magic lantern, ably manipulated by Mr. G. M. Jones, Bridgend, she took her audience in fancy by sue-cefisive uteps throughout the em- pire of Japan. A vote of thanks to Miss Hughes at the clow of one of the best lec- tures ever delivered at the Town-hall, closed the meeting.
PENCOED. Wedding.—The wedding was solemniooçl at St. David's Presbyterian Church, Pontypridd, on Tuesday, of the Rev. D. W. Howell, pastor of Trinity Churchy Pencoed, and Miss Mabel Clarke, daughter of Mr. Herbert Clarke, of Pontypridd, formerly of Pencoed. The offi- ciating ministers were the Revs. J. L. Jen- kins, Abeirdiare, Parry Williams, M.A., of St. David's Church ,and W. Lewis, Penuel C.M. Church, Pontypridd. The bride was given away by her father, and the beet man was Mr. J. T. Htwrell, B.A., solicitor, Bridg- end. The bridegroom is the eon of County Alderman W. Howell, J.P., Pencoed.
TONDU & ABERKENFIG. Local View Postcards.—Just • arrived, a large consignment of Views of Tondu and Aberkenfig. Retailed at Id. each. The trade supplied. Harper Holtam, Stationer, Bookseller, and Newsagent, 21 Bridgend- road, Aberkenfig. 2379 Carey Church.—A social evening was held at the above place under the auspices of the Christian Endeavour Class connected with the church. The object of the evening was two- fold, first to bring the members of the church and congregation into touch with the class, and, secondly, to dispose of various articles still on hand from the last bazaar, the pro- ceeds of this stall to go to the new building fund. The refreshment stall was one of the best ever seen at any of these socials, and the class beg to thank the young ladies in charge —Misses N. Irving and E. Hughes—for their splendid achievement, and also the friends who, with liberal gifts of provisions, etc., en- abled them to make such a successful display. The following were the workers for the even- ing: Cutters, Mrs. Chubb and Mrs. Griffiths; refreshment stall, Misses N. Irving and E. Hughes in charge, with Misses E. Whittingham, P. Whittingham, G. Hughes, F. Griffiths, and E. Hinks, and Mrs. Robins as assistants fancy goods stall, Misses F. Hurley and M. Charles. Mr. D. C. Whit- tingham carried out the duties as chairman of the evening, and Miss Bertha Jeanes that of organist. The programme was at; follows —Gramaphone selections, Mr. A. E. Bold; violin duet, Messrs. E. Bold and F. H. Heaven; song, Miss Bertha Jeanes: grama- phone selections; song, Mr. A. E. Jones; sketch from Dickens, "The Elopement"— characters: Misa Wardle (spinster), Miss Ethel Whittingham; Llandlady of the White Hart Innn, Miss Emily Hinks; Chambermaid, Miss Polly Whittingham; Mr. Wardle, Mr. A. E. Jones: Mr. Perker (lawyer), Mr. F. H. Heaven; Mr. Pickwick (a friend). Mr. Stanley Davies; Sam Weller, Mr. Robert Wakeman; Mr. Jingle, Mr. Sam Rendell. Banjo solo, Mr. Robert Wakeman (encored): recitation, Miss Ethel M. Thomas; Professor Hoax, Mr. W. R. Bradford: photographer's studio operator, Mr. W. R. Bradford: gramaphone selections. Various intervals were afforded for visits to the stalls, etc. On behalf of the class the writer begs to thank one and all for the interest taken in the proceedings of the evening and for gifts for the various stalls, and extendis a cordial invitation to anyone to attend the class on Tuesday evenings at 8.,
BRYNMENIN. Postal Facilities.—The much-desired tele- graph facilities will shortly be provided in WIL\ the Br~vumeniii Post Office. he Ireasury before allowing a telegraph office to be opened, demanded°a guaranSe^ £ 19 per annum for seven years. The Pbefc- 1° become responsible £ h Conn^f fam°Unt' a"d the Ynysawdre Par- ish Council for a quarter. Rev. H. Eynon Lewiei attended the meeting of the Ogmore and Garw District Council on Tuesday and requested that authority to give a guarantee for the remaining quarter. On the motion of Mr. J. Maddocks, the Council unanimously agreed to comply with the request. THE BRYNMENIN LAW CASE. TROUBLE ABOUT A LEASE. In the Chancery Division on Wednesday Mr. Justice Farwell tried the action of Law- rence v. Averill, which was brought by the personal representatives of the late Edward Lawrence, of Brynmenin, claiming rectifica- tion of a lease of the Fox and Hounds Hotel, at Brynmenin, which the plaintiffs had exe- cuted m favour of the defendant' Averill as lessee in pursuance of an agreement between the deceased and the defendant Averill and in terms of a draft lease which had been ap- proved by both parties. Mr. Lawrence died on March 31st, 1901, after the agreement had been made, and Averill had been let into posession pending the execution of the lease. The lease as drafted contained personal cove- nants by both 14Bsreo and lessor. The death of the lessor caused some delay in the execu- tion of the lease on account of obtaining pro- bate and looking into the affairs of the de- ceased, but on the 4th of April, and again on the 2nd of May, 1901, the lessee's solicitors wrote inviting the executors to complete the lease as agreed, and on the 16th of June fol- lowing the lease was executed, the names of the personal representatives of the lessor being inserted instead of Lawrence's name. The executors afterwards discovered that they had made themselves personally liable under the lessor's covenants in the lease, and this action was brought to have the lease rectified by inserting apt words stating that the plaintiffs were parties thereto merely as the personal representatives of the said Edward Lawrence, and providing that any- express or implied covenants by the plain- tiffs should be qualified and restricted so as bTlity eV° Plaintiffs from personal lia- His Lordship pointed out that the lease was the plaintiffs' own document, and that they could not rescind their own personal covenants. If a mistake had been made it was a mistake of law made by the lessor's so- licitors. The action failed, and must be dis- missed, with costs.
PORTHCAWL. Tea and Entertainment.—The annual adult tea and entertainment in connection with Gilgal Chapel, Porthcawl. were held on Wednesday, a large company of the members, their friends, and visitors from other churches, Anglican and Nonconformist, being present. At the entertainment the chair was taken by the Rev. B. C. Davies, and the piano stool occupied by Miss Katie Williams. The programme was as follows: —Musical monologue, "The Ghost Story," Mr. D. L. Powell; song, Miss Sampson; home-made rhymes, Mr. A. Bowen; pianoforte selection, Miss Nancy Davies; recitation, "John Jonea, of Llangadock," Mr. Powell (encored): song, "po as they do in France," Miss Austin; re- citation, Pat a Cake," Mr. Powell; song, Sing me to sleep." Miss Harris; sonc, "Holv City," Miss G. Williams.
ABERGWYNFI & DISTRICT. GLYNCORRWG DISTRICT COUNCIL. Mr. Isaao Davies, J.P., presided at the Council meeting on Thursday, last week. The Medical Officer of Health (Dr. Henry Davies) reported cases of scarlet fever in the district. The births and deaths for the past month worked out at the rate of 38 and 14 per 1,000 respectively. The Great Western and the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Companies promised to provide better lighting at the approaches to their stations. A letter was read from Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P., stating that the proposal to put the district in the Port Talbot telephone area is engaging the attention of the Post Office authorities. The purchase of land for colliery purposes by North's Navigation Colliery Company pre- cludes the possibility of the Council acquir- ing the proposed site for the new cemetery, and the Council decided to interview Miss Talbot's agent, Mr. Lipscomb, with the view of purchasing a eite on the Talbot Estate. GLYNCORRWG COLLIER'S SINGULAR STORY. At Aberavon Police-court on Monday (before Dr. Arnallt Jones, chairman, Mr. Charles Jones and Major Thos. Gray), David Thomas Williams, collier, Glyncorrwg, sum- moned Mr. Jenkins, builder, Mansel-etreet, Port Talbot, for obtaining ;t;170 by false pre- tenses. Mr. Robert Scale (Maesteg) appeared for complainant, and Mr. HaroLd Lloyd (Cardiff) appeared for defendant. Prosecutor said he was a collier at Glyn- corrwg. Last year he had a conversation with defendant regarding the purchase of a house, and the agreement (produced) was made between'them. When the agreement wafe made he paid defendant L20. On the 30th of September he paid L20, the: 23rd of October E20, the 11th of November £ 20, the 24th of November 1:20, and the 27th of November E20, the 22nd of December -k40, and the 19th of January Elo-total, £170. After he had paid the last E10, he heard something, and by reason of this he (witness), in the prescence of Mr. Lloyd, Congregational minister, saw defendant, and told him what he had heard. He (witness) demanded his money back, and told defendant that he had heard that all the houses were mortgaged in Aberavon. Defendant said that he would pay Mr. Martin Jenkins or get the money, and that there was no reason to fear. He had not received the money or the lease. The house purchased was not completed, and he would not have parted with his money had he known that the property was in pledge. Mr. Martin Jenkins stated that on the 12th of May he made an agreement with defen- dant to advance him £ 900 for six houses at uivncorrwg. There was L268 still due. Chas. Gaen, Port. Talbot, deposed to having a second charge on the property for £ 180,. which was still owing. Mr. Harold Lloyd, for the defence, con- tended that the agreement did not prove in any one particular that any false pretences had been practised by defendant. The house purchased by complainant had not yet been completed, and, therefore, it was im- possible for defendant to complete the con- tract. When the house was completed, as it would be, there was no reason whatever why the defendant should not pay off the mort- gage and complete the purchase with com- plainant. The method adopted by defend- ant was a business method practised every day, and it would be monstrous to attribute fraud to him. Mr. Lloyd here quoted a case on all fours with it which was Published in that morning's Press. The Bench held that there was a prima facie case against the defendant, and com- mitted him to take his trial at the next Assizes. They offered him bail—himself in E200 and two sureties of £100 each. PRINTED, and Published by the Central Gla- morgan Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, at the Glamorgan Gazette" Offices, Queen-street, Bridgend, in the Parish of Oldcaertle, in the County of G1& morgan. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, 1906. I