BRIDGEND DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of the Council was held on Tues- day, when there were present Messrs. TV. Jones. W. Edwards, G. Harris. E. Preece. junr.. G. Bevan, H. Abbott, and R. C. Griffiths. In the absence of Mr. J. G. Jen- kins. J.P., Mr. H. Abbott was voted to the chair. TOWER COMPANY. A special meeting of the Council had been held on July 26th, when the clerk read and explained the draft supplemental agreement with the tsouth Wales Electrical Power Com- pany. and it was adopted. It was decided to recommend payment 01 a bill of £33 due to the company. THE NEW MARKET. Mr. Edwards stated that Mr Jenkins, their chairman, had asked him to raise the ques- tion of recording the opening of the New Market on the minute book. The opening ef the New Market was an important-land- mark in the history or Bridgend, and he had pleasure in moving that Mr. Jenkins s sug- gestion be adopted. Mr. Harris seconded the motion,' wincn was carried. The Clerk suggested that inasmuch as the idea was Mr. Jenkins's and he was of a liter- ary bent, he be asked to draw up the minute. This was agreed to. FIRES IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. The Fire Brigade Committee reported that they had considered a letter from the secretary of the Brigade relative to the pro- posed hire of horses, and they recommended that the Council do not incur expense in horse hire to attend fires in the district, un- less a guarantee be obtained to refund the money from the owner of the property in- volved. The Clerk asked whether it was intended that a document should be signed by the owner, because if so down went the house every time. Mr. Griffiths said the idea of the commit- tee was that if the attendance of the brigade was applied for to the police by telephone arrangements should be made to give a guaintee before the secretary or person in charge of the brigade was asked to attend. The Clerk: The word "guarantee" indi- cates something that can be sued on. Mr. Harris said it seemed strange if a fire occurred just outside the urban area that they should not attend until a guarantee was forthcoming. He did not think anyone would refuse to pay for the horse hire. Mr. Preece: Yes. they would. Mr. Griffiths: It has been done in the past. Mr Jones It was done at Porthcawl. The expenses of attending a fire there have never been paid. Mr. Preece said it was unreasonable that the town should incur expenses in attending fires out of the town and not be recouped. Mr. Bevan: If the Rural Council would only guarantee reasonable expenses we should know what to do. The recommendation of the committee was adopted. LIVING VANS. The Surveyor, in .his fortnightly report. stated that there were several vans and shows on kind at Cheltenham Terrace with no sanitary conveniences. Mr. Abbott said a great nuisance was created by these people. The wild beast show had left a lot of filth behind them. The Surveyor: It was all cleared away this morning. Mr. Abbott: It was not at six o'clock this morning. The Surveyor stated that since he made out his report the vans in question had been removed. WYNDHAM HOTEL. The Sanitary Inspector stated that the Sur- veyor had instructed him to supervise re- pairs at the Wyndham Arms Hotel, but no- thing had yet been done. though the time given to carry out the urgent work had ex- pired. The Clerk: Our hands are tied until the adjourned day of the summons. It was decided to inform Mrs. Griffiths s solicitor that the promised work had not been done. SYMPATHY. Mr. Griffiths moved that a letter of sym- pathy be written to Dr. Wyndham Randall, medical officer of health, in his prolonged ill- ness. Dr. Randall was an old and esteemed officer of the Council. Mr. Harris seconded the motion, which was carried. It was stated that Dr. Spencer was acting as Dr. Randall's deputy. Mr. Griffiths asked if it was not for the Council to appoint a deputy to their medical officer in the same way as the Board of Guardians. The Clerk said there was no statutory ob- ligation. In the case of the Board of Guar- dians it was necessary, in order that documents signed by the deputy medical officer should be legal. Mr. Abbott thought the Council should have been officially informed that Dr. Spencer was acting. There might be cir- cumstances in which it was essential that the Council should know who to go to. as in the case of the typhoid epidemic, for instance. WATER BILL. A letter was read from the clerk to the Glamorgan County Council stating that the Water Bill promoted by the County Council had passed through Parliament, and asking the District Council to appoint representa- tives to attend a conference to consider what action should be taken. The Clerk gave a resume of the negotia- tions which had led to the promotion and passing of the Bill. The object was to stop the incursions by English authorities on the rapidly dwindling water areas in Wales. Owing to an omission in the Act of Parlia- ment. no County Council had power to incur expense in making inquiries without the risk of surcharge, but this Bill gave the Glamor- gan County Council that power. At present each local authority pursued its own sweet course—swept in front of its own door-and the result was that the road was not cleared by any means. The idea of a Water Board was to enable these authorities to combine and get water from beyond the coal measures where there was no risk of subsidences under their reservoirs or faults such as Maesteg had experienced. Six authorities combined could act where single authorities could not. The County Council were calling a confer- ence in the" hope that some"fruit might come from their efforts, and if nothing came of it the fault would be on the heads of the local authorities. The Chairman (Mr. Jenkins) and Messrs. Harris and Jones were appointed represen- tatives to the conference. EBLEY S THEATRE. Mr. E. Ebley wrote applying for an exten- sion of the license for his theatre for two months, his present license expiring in Sep- tember. The request was granted, on the motion of Mr. Griffiths, seconded by Mr. Edwards. Mr Preece facetiously suggested that mem- bers of the Council ought to be supplied with free passes. The Clerk: Free ticket list entirely sus- pended. (Laughter.) COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICES. Mr. Griffiths asked what had become of the scheme for county offices. Some time ago the Council supplied certain information to the County Council with reference to sites. The Clerk: I submitted your information to the clerk to the County Council, and he has acknowledged it. There has been no fur- ther correspondence. Mr. Edwards (sotto voce, to the clerk): Has anything been done in the matter? The Clerk: As your clerk I have heard no- thing, Mr. Edwards. OTHER MATTERS. On the recommendation of the Finance Committee, the various bills of the clerk were ordered to be sent for taxation. It was decided to take steps to declare part of the Uld Tramroad a thoroughfare re- pairable by the public at large, and to inform the G.W.R. Co. to this effect. it was reported that a tar boiler had been purchased at a cost of £11. ELECTRICAL ENERGY. The Council went into committee to con- sider further the question of. the future supply of electrical energy.
THE FLOODED COLLIERY. THE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE AGAINST THE MANAGER AND AGENT. • NOT GUILTY." At Swansea Assizes on Wednesday (before Mr. Justice Jelf), Ernest Quinton <35), col- liery agent, and Jacob Kingdom (42), colliery manager. were indicted for feloniously kill- ing and slaying Edward Manley at Llantri- sant on June 26th. Sir D. Brynmor Jones. K.C.. M.P., and Mr. Lloyd Morgan, M.P. (instructed by Messrs. Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas, Ponty- pridd), appeared for the prosecution; Mr. Abel Thomas, K.C.. M.P.. and Mr. Vaughan Williams (instructed by Messrs. C. and TV. Kenshole. Aberdare) defended Kingdom Mr S. T. Evans. K.C., M.P.. and Mr. St. John Francis Williams (instructed by Messrs. In- gledew and Sons. Cardiff) defended Qumton 1Ir. Rhvs Williams held a watching brief on behalf of -the South Wales Miners' Federa- tion; and Mr. Evan Da vies. Cardiff, watched the case on behalf of the Lav; Accident Insur- ance Company. Mr. W. Abraham (Mabon), M.P., and Mr. D. Watts Morgan, miners agent, were in court; and followed the case with close interest. CASE FOR THE PROSECUTION. Sir Brynmor Jones, in opening, said Ed- ward Manley was a collier in the employ of the United Collieries Co.. Ltd., and was working at the Caradoc Vale pit on June 26th last. In consequence of an inrush of water into the mine he and several other men were drowned. The prisoner Kingdom was the certificated manager of the pit, and Quinton was agent of the owners. The alle- gation of the prosecution was that Manley came by his death in consequence of the agent and manager of the colliery not having taken those precautions which were pres- cribed by the Coal Mines Regulation Act. 1887. and, indeed, by neglecting a rule which was dictated by ordinary experience and ordinary prudence. The prosecution would show, counsel countined. that for some time before the mine was flooded water was overflowing from disused workings, and that the barrier was only 2ft. 4in.. which was a contravention of the specific regulation con- tained in Rule 13 of the Mines Regulation Act. The evidence would also show that any competent agent or manager must have known that there was a dangerous accumu- lation of water behind that barrier and that if proper precautions had been taken then the unfortunate workmen would not have lost their lives. Sir Brynmor Jones quoted Rule 13 of the Coal Mines Regulation Act as follows —" Where a place is likely to con- tain a dangerous accumulation of water the working approaching that place shall not at any point within 40 yarcw of that place ex- tend 8 feet in width, and there shall be con- stantly kept at a sufficient distance, not being less than five yards in advance, at least one bore-hole in the centre of the working and sufficient flank bore-holes on either side." Arthur Price, surveyor and colliery mana- ger, stated that he made a survey of the col- liery by instructions on July 6th, and pre- pared the plan produced. This he explained to the Court. Replying to Mr. Abel Thomas, witness said this was a plan of the workings as they now existed. He had found that the original worKing plan prepared by Mr. Gullet, the former surveyor at the colliery, was II wrong according to his survey. It was t; duty of a colliery surveyor to keep an acc; :ate plan of the workings. His Lordship: There is certainly consider- able difference in distances between places on the original working plan and the plan which witness produces. Mr. Abel Thomas: That is my point, my Lord. Replying to further questions, witness said the head of water at the barrier which was broken through was 6ft. to bft. John Cox, collier, said he and Hathaway were working in No. 7 stall. They did not know they were working near the old work- ings. On their return after dinner on the 26th June witness noticed that the water was forcing itself through the stall. A man named Kelly came and took the pony away, and then, as the water increased in volume, witness ran to the mouth of the heading and then to the mouth of the drift. He shouted to the others as he ran that the water was coming in. Witness had only seen Mr. Quinton in the colliery once. He had been working there eight days. There were no bore-holes in this stall. SURVIVOR S NARRATIVE. David John Stephens, collier, who was as- sisted into the witness-box, said he was work- ing on the 26th June in the tace of the head- ing which was called after his name. About 1 o'clock he noticed the water was worse than usual, and sent for Howell Kelly, the nreman. He spoke to Kelly. who went away. At about 2.30 the water burst through, and witness and Richard Richards made for Hathawav's stall. Afterwards the water slackened a little and they tried to get back to the heading- but found the water was too heavy for them. They then returned to No. 7 stall, and after a time he and Richards and Hathaway got into the old workings. There their lights went out, and they re- mained there until he and Richards were rescued. Meanwhile Hathaway strayed away from them, and witness did not see him again. Witness last saw the manager in the heading a fortnight before the flood occurred. DAY FIREMAN'S STATEMENT. Howell Kelly. day fireman at the Caradoc Colliery, said he had worked there for six months prior to the accident, and six or seven years off and on. It was his custom to go down the pit every morning after the or- dinary water had been pumped out to see if it was safe. He went down as customary on the morning of the accident, and saw nothing unusual. About dinner time he was sent for by Stephens to his heading, and found that the rashings had come down, and that water was coming in freely. He informed Mr. Kingdom, who said nothing. Previous to this Mr. Kingdom had been measuring, and had stopped the heading. By Mr Abel Thomas: It was witness's duty to examine the working places in the morn- ing before the men came down, and if he saw anything wrong to stop them. He had seen dozens of rashings come down in the pit from time tp time in the way he saw them in Ste- phens's heading on the- morning of the acci- dent. Morris Lovemore, collier, said he was having dinner when the water came in, and he and three others made for the main out- let. To do this they had to meet the water, but the force was so great they could not get through. Witness caught hold of a steam pipe to steady himself and burnt his hand and arm. Samuel Humphreys, collier, who was with the previous witness when the flood came, said the water came nearly to his armpits, and he waded through it until he got prac- tically to dry ground. Philip Davies and Thomas Evans. colliers, gave similar evidence. The latter added that he told Mr. Kingdom he was afraid they were approaching the old workings. This was because of the accumulation of water. Mr. Kingdom then stopped them working at the heading. INSPECTOR OF MINES. Mr. F. 4-i.. Gray, H.M. Inspector of Mines for the Cardiff district, said that on his ar- rival at the colliery he obtained the plan of the workings and made a tracing. When the water had sufficiently subsided, he went to the No. 7 stall, and ascertained that the barrier through which the water had burst was 2ft. 4in. thick. There were no bore- holes visible. In witness's judgment the cause of the inrush of water was that they had penetrated too close to the disused work- ings. He considered that there had been a dangerous accumulation in dip No. 1 and dip No. 2, and that Rule 13 of the Mines Regu- lation Act had not been observed. Replying to Mr. Abel Thomas, witness said the last time he visited the colliery previous to the accident was he believed in October, 1905. He then saw the colliery plan. He did not then consider that there was a dan- gerous accumulation of water. The danger began when they got within 40 yards of the water, wherever it was. if there was a head. Some of his sub-inspectors had been to the colliery since his visit in October, but he could not say whether the) eaw the colliery working plan. It Would be his duty, as in- spector of mines, to warn the colliery offi- cials if he had reason to oelieve that there was a dangerous accumulation of water. THE DEFENCE. Mr. S. T. Evans submitted on behalf of Mr Quinton that there was no case to go to the jury. He said the agent was not the man- ager. The evidence in this case was that the agent appointed a certificated manager, -and there was no suggestion that the mana- ger was not a competent person. Further. there was no evidence that Mr. Quinton had any knowledge of mining or surveying at all, and that if he wasn't bound to have any knowledge of mining or surveying he could not be held responsible for the working of the colliery. Mr. Evans quoted a case in sup- port of his contention. Sir D. Brynmor Jones submitted that, as agent for the colliery owners. Mr. Quinton w £ s a responsible person for the working of the colliery within the meaning of the Coal Mines Regulation Act of 1887. His Lordship asked was there any evidence that Quinton took any part in the manage- ment of the mine except from a commercial point of view. Sir D. Brynmor Jones replied that he would contend there was. He added that he had cases to which he would call his Lord- ship's attention to support his contention that Quinton was a responsible person. His Lordship thereupon asked counsel to furnish him with the cases, and he would consider these by the time the Court re-as- sembled on Thursday. The Court then adjourned until yesterday (Thursday). YESTERDAY'S HEARING. The hearing of the charge was resumed yes- terday at the Glamorgan Assizes at Swansea. At the outset there was a legal argument between his Lordship, Sir Brynmor Jones, h..c., M.P.. and Mr S. T. Evans. K.C., M.P., respecting the latter's contention that there was no case against Quinton, he being the agent and not the manager of the colliery, that he himself had no practical knowledge of mining, and therefore could not be respon- sible for the management of the mine. Sir Brynmor Jones quoted Quinton's own deposi- tions at the Coroner's inquiry, which, he said, showed he took upon himself the care and supervision of the mine, and took part in the management. His Lordship said he was of opinion that there was no evidence to go to the jury of the liability of Mr. Quinton, whose conduct appeared to be absolutely consistent with perfect innocence, in so far as being guilty of culpable negligence of duty. His Lordship then directed the jury to find Quinton not guilty on both indictments, Sir Brynmor Jones intimating that he would not proceed against the agent on the Coroner's inquisition. CASE OF THE MANAGER. Mr. Abel Thomas then addressed the jury on behalf of Kingdom, pointing out that there had been a mistake in the survey of the colliery made some time agu for which he was not liable. Kingdom was put into the box, and gave evidence. The old working plan of the Caradoc Vale Colliery was supplied to him in August last, when it was decided to re- open the colliery. He inspected the work- ings, and examined the old deep, and came to the conclusion that there was no place where the water could accumulate. Mr. F. A. Gray, Inspector of Mines, was re- called. He said that the eight-feet head of water might be dangerous with a 30 yards barrier of coal and shale. It would exer- cise a pressure of about 3ilb. to the square 2 inch. Mr. Thomas Griffiths, managing agent of the Cymmer Colliery, recalled a disaster which at one time thrilled the Welsh coal- field, namely, the flooding of the Tynewydd Colliery. There (he said) a barrier of nearly five feet of coal kept nearly a 60ft. head of water at bay. The Judge, having summed up, the jury, after a few minutes' consideration, returned a verdict of not guilty, and Kingdom was discharged.
C R I C KET. GLAMORGAN GIPSIES v. R.M.R.E. (MILITIA). Played at Monmouth on Saturday. R.M.R.E. (Militia)-lst Innings. Capt. Vaughan, b F. E. Dunn 14 Lieut. Robinson, c and b Dunn. 12 Lieut. Thackeray, c Nicholl, b Hill. 46 Lieut. Phillips c Pritchard b J. Dunn 16 Lieut. David, b Dunn 34 Lieut. Somerset, c J. Dunn, b Hill 18 Lieut. Symons, run out 16 Capt. Hopkins, b Moore Gwyn 6 Lieut. Curties, b Hill 1 Lieut. Cook, c Edmondes, b Hill 5 Lieut. Morgan, not out 4 Extras 6 178 Glamorgan Gipsies.—1st Innings. J. G. Moore-Gwyn, b Phillips 22 H. Moore-Gwyn c Morgan b Somerset 37 Capt. F. C. Prichard, b Phillips. 9 F. Dunn, b Somerset 1 V. T. Hill, c Vaughan. b Phillips 18 J. Dunn, b Thackeray 17 J. 1. D. Nicholl, c David, b Phillips 10 E. U. David, c David, b Phillips 5 W H Watson c Somerset b Thackeray 2 R. M. Dillwyn, not out 0 C. G. Edmondes, b Thackeray. 0 Extras 9 130 R. M.R.E. (Militia).—2nd innings. Capt. Vaughan, c J. Dunn, b Dunn 2 Lieut. Robinson, c Moore Gwyn, b Hill 14 Lieut. Thackeray, c Edmondes, b Hill 20 Lieut. Phillips c Moore Gwyn b Dunn 0 Lieut. David, c Dunn, b Hill 12 Lieut. Somerset, c David, b Hill 4 Lieut. Symons, c Pt-ichard, b Hill 12 Capt. Hopkins, b Dunn 4 Lieut. Curties, not out 1 Lieut. Cook, run out 4 Lieut. Morgan, b Dunn 0 Extras 2- 75 Glamorgan Gipsies.—2nd Innings. J. G. Moore-Gwyn, b Phillips 0 H. Moore-Gwyn, b Thackeray 2 Capt. F. C. Prichard, b Thackeray. 2 F. Dunn, b Thackeray 0 V. T. Hill, b Phillips 26 J. Dunn, c Phillips, b Thackeray 14 J. 1. D. Nicholl. b Phillips 4 E. U. David, b Phillips 18 R. M. Dillwyn, b Phillips 2 C. G. Edmondes, b Thackeray 0 Extras 6 74 W. H. Watson did not bat. BRYNNA v. GILFACH GOCH. Played at Gilfach on Monday, and resulted in a win for the visitors by 44 runs. Gilfach Goch. D. Rowlands, lbw, b Merry 4 T. Jones, b Jones 7 T. Bryant, c Foster, b Merry 2 D. Lewis, b Jones 0 J. Collins, b Jones 1 E. J. Bryant, b Jones 2 J. Griffiths, b Merry 5 W. J. Jones, b Merry 0 B. Jones, lbw, b Jones 10 G. Jones, c Ellis, b Merry 3 S. Robotham, not out 0 Extras 4 38 Brynna. J. McAndrew, b T. Jones 2 F. Ellis, b. T. Jones 0 W. -Johnson, b T. Jones 14 W. Merry, c B. Jones, b Bryant 28 W. Helyar, lbw, b T. Jones 3 J. Foster, b T. Jones 1 W. Jones, not out 15 A. David, c B. Jones, b T. Jones 1 G. Ellis, c and b Bryant 3 A. Padget, c Btyant, b T. Jones 5 R. Reed, b B. Jones 4 Extras 6 82
A band of German gypsies, who, having I been turned out of Blackpool, encamped at Kirkham, were hustled on from there over the Preston boundary. The Preston police promptly passed them on to the county dis- trict, where, despite the endeavours of the police to keep them moving, the gypsies an- nounced their intention of forming a camp.
UP-TO-DATB APPLIANCES for turning out every class of work at competitive prices, at tie Glamorgan Gazette" Printing Works.
COWBRIDGE. ¡ Musical Success.—The following candidates I were awarded certificates at the examination of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, held at Cardiff last week:—Grade 1., Verley Brown; honours (preparatory), Elsie Llew- ellyn,; pass, May Jenkins. The examiners were Mr. A. J. Page, F.R.C.O.. Nottingham, and Mr. E. J. Crow, Mus. Doc., Cantab., F.R.C.O., Harrogate. Borough Police Court.—On Tuesday (be- fore Mr. J. Pickard and Mr. Illtyd Williams) John Tinsell, Llantrithyd, haulier, was sum- moned for leaving his horse and cart unat- tended on the highway at Cowbridge on July 23rd. P.C. Herbert Davies gave evidence in support of the charge, stating that the horse had been left unattended for some hours. Defendant asserted that he paid a boy to look after the horse. A fine of 10s., includ- ing costs was imposed. Quoits.—Cowbridge v. Barry 2ndsv—At Cowbridge on Saturday last. Scores:- Barry 2nds: W. Coles, 20; A. J. Medcrofe, 21; T. Morris. 21; C. Coyett, 21; T. Tar- rant, 20; W. G. Davies, 11; T. Trought, 15; total. 129. Cowbridge: B. Maddy, 21; D. Maddy. 6; R. L. Thomas. 15; J. S. Warren, 7; E. Rees. 21; H. Gibbs. 21; W. Hayward, 21; total. 112.—The following will represent Cowbridge against Creigiau on Saturday next at Cowbridge:—W. Brown (capt.), D. Maddy, W. Hayward, J. S. Warren, B. Maddy, E. Rees. H. Gibbs and R. L. Thomas. Baptist Schools—The unfavourable weather conditions prevailing on Wednesday necessi- tated the holding of the annual treat of the Cowbridge and Llanblethian Baptist Sunday Schools in the schoolroom and not in the field which Alderman Edward John had kindly placed at the disposal of the committee. A large number attended the tea, among those who presided at the tables and assisted in other ways being Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Harold Bird, Mrs. W. Pickard, Mrs. Isaac Jenkins, Mrs. M. Jenkins. Mrs. Corbett, Misses D. Bird. M. A. Williams, — Lewis, etc. The superintendents of the Sunday Schools are Mr. Evan Thomas (Llanblethian) and Mr. W. Pickard (Cowbridge). Funeral.—On Saturday last the funeral of the late ex-Sergt. Wm. Hayter, formerly of the old 18th R.V.C.. took place in Cowbridge Churchyard. The deceased had been a great sufferer for some time. and death came as a happy release. There was a large attend- ance of townspeople at the funeral. The chief mourners were the widow, son, Mr. S. Hayter (brother), and other members of the family. Amongst those present were Alder- men E. John. L. Jenkins, Councillors D. Thomas. D.Tilley.T. J. Yorwerth. Dr Moynan, Messrs W. D. Alexander. W. J. Davies. E. W. Miles. A. Spencer, D. Jenkins. J. Cross, E. Williams, etc. The following acted as bearers —Corporal E. Lewis. Sergt. Goulden, Corpl. W. David. Corporal Hughes. Sergt. Lovett was also present. The vicar, assisted by the curate, conducted the service. Mr. A. G. James was the undertaker. Milking Competition.—A milking competi- tion open to students who had attended the dairy class recently held at Cowbridge was held at Llwynhelig Farm on Tuesday, Mr. George Thomas kindly providing the cows. The prizes were awarded as follows:—1, Miss G. Llewellyn, Hollybush; 2, Miss L. Watts, Llanmihanr-el; 3, Miss M. James, Windmill Farm 4. Miss D. Thomas, Splott Farm; 5, Miss J. Matthews. Degar Farm. The first prize was given by the County Council, and the remainder by gentlemen present. At the close of the competition, Mr. Morgan Howells, Colebrook Farm, and Mr. R. Hedger Wallace gave some practical hints to the young ladies, both being pleased at the man- ner in which they had done their work. Mr. Thomas Jones, Newton Farm. and Mr. T. Watts, Llanmihangel, acted as stewards, and Mr. W. D. Alexander as secretary. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas very kindly provided tea for those present, and altogether a very pleasant evening was spent. BARRY BUTCHERS' OUTING. The Barry District Butchers' and Cattle Dealers' Association held their annual outing on Monday at Cowbridge. The weather being delightfully fine, an enjoyable day was spent. Excellent dinner and tea were pro- vided. The chief amusement was the athle- tic sports at which prizes to the value of £ 25 were offered. Dr. Moynan acted as handi- capper and starter, and the judges were Dr. Wooding. Porthcawl, and Mr. J. David, auc- tioneer. Cowbridge. The awards were: — 120 Yards: 1. R. Wheeler, Cadoxton; 2, G. H. Burnett. Barry (president); 3, W. H. Monk. Barry Dock. Ladies' Egg and Spoon Race: 1, Miss Meredith. Barry Dock: 2. Mrs. Burnett; 3, Mrs. Dyer. Pipe and Tobacco Race F. R. Darr. Car- diff: 2, D. John; senr.. Barry Dock; 3, M. Wilkins. Cardiff. Ladies' Needle-Threading Race: 1, Miss Norah Burnett: 2. Miss Whitby, Barry Dock; 3, Miss Dyer. Barry Dock. Gents' Egg and Spoon Race: 1, Mr. Lee, Penarth; 2, Mr. Ballen, Cardiff; 3, Mr. G. Whitby. WILD FLOWERS EXHIBITION. The second annual show of wild flowers, garden produce, needlework, etc., in connec- tion with the Cowbridge and Llanblethian Baptist Sunday Schools was held on the 25th ult., at the schoolroom, and proved even more successful than last year's event. There was a good attendance during the afternoon, and tea was provided in the field at the rear of the schoolroom, lent by the Corporation, the arrangements for this having been made by Miss Thomas (Thorn Villa), Miss Beer, and Miss Mary Hopkins. The Judges were: Flowers. Mr. German. Llandough; vege- tables. Alderman Edward John; needle and fancy Work, Mrs. J. Pickard (Mayoress) and Mrs. C. M. Davies; bread Mr. C. M. Davies; maps and essays, Mr. E. T. Hopkins. The secretarial duties were ably discharged by Messrs. W. Pickard (Cowbridge) and Evan Thomas (Llanblethian), and those of trea- surerer by Mr. T. Parry Thomas, and the ex- hibit stewards were Mr. W. Jones (Cow- bridge) and Mr. W. Jenkins, Llanblethian). The following were the awards: — Bunches of Wild Flowers and Grasses.— Girls under 8: 1. Hilda Jenkins; 2, Olive Jenkins 3, Olive Yorwerth. Boys under 8 1, Morgan Jenkins; 2. Willie Williams; 3, Charlie Jenkins. Boys under 12: 1, Arthur Thomas; 2, Frank Trew; 3, Mansel Ed- wards. Girls under 12: 1. Cissy Jenkms; 2, Muriel Davies; 8, Gladys Pickard. (All the prizes in these classes were given by Mr. T. Meller.) Best arranged Vase of Wild Flowers and Grasses.—Girls under 16: 1, Blodwen Thomas: 2, Mabel Thomas. (Prizes given by Mr. Harold Bird). Basket of Wild Flowers; girls under 18: 1, Ada Lewis; 2, Gertie Griffiths. (Prizes given by Mr. George Dawe.) Hand-made child's Pinafore, girls under 16: 1, May Willis. (Prize given by Mr. W. Jones.) Map of England and Wales, boys under 16: 1, Evan David; 2, Tudor Llewellyn. (Prize given by Mr. J. Hopkins.) Basket of Wild Flowers and Grasses (open to members of congregation): 1, Mrs. Isaac Jenkins; 2, Mrs. Margaret Jenkins. Window Plants: 1, William Jenkins; 2, Mrs. P'reece. • Dahlias: 1, Miss May Jenkins; 2, W. Pickard. Nosegay of Garden Flowers: 1, Mrs. Edwin Lewis; 2, Miss May Jenkins. Roses: 1, Miss May Jenkins; 2, Evan Thomas. Kidney Potatoes: 1, William Jenkins; 2, Evan Thomas. Round Potatoes: 1, William Grivell; 2, David Williams. Broad Beans: 1, W. Jenkins; 2, James Trew. Peas: 1, W. Pickard: 2. Wm. Grivell. Cauliflower 1, David Williams. Spring Onions: 1, James Trew. Carrots: 1, James Trew; 2, Evan Thomas. 41b. Loaf Home-made Bread: 1, Mrs. Gunter; 2, Muriel Westlake. (Prize given by Mr. D. Spencer.) Pansies: 1, Wm. Gunter; 2, May Jenkins. (Mr. E. T. Hopkins gave the prizes.) Best essay on The Method of Improving the congregation of Ramoth Chapel, numeri- callv and spiritually: 1, Mr. Harold Bird. Essay on Best Method of increasing funds of Ramoth Chapel": Mr. Harold Bird. The prizes in the following classes were given by Dr. C. Booth Meller: — Tea Cosy: 1. Miss E. Thomas, Thorn Villa: 2, Miss Mary Hopkins. Cushion: 1, Mrs. T. J. Yorwerth; 2, May Willis. Flannel Shirt: 1, Mrs. J. D. Evans; 2, Mrs. George Dawe. Darned Stocking: 1, Miss Lewis (The Ar- moury) 2. Mrs. Dawe. Dish of Boiled Potatoes: 1, Mrs, Margarfet Jenkins; 2. William Jenkins. Trimmed Hat: 1, Miss D. Bird. Hand-Painted Text: 1, Miss Counter; 2. Muriel Westlake.
KENFIG HILL. The Winning Number of J. Wall's Drawing is 13, won by Walter Baker, Cefn. Runaway.—Some excitement was caused at Cefn Cribbwr on Monday by a runaway horse. A party who were on the way to the seaside stopped at a friend's house in order to give their horse a drink, and as the driver was removing the bridle the horse made a bolt, going at a terrific rate. The only oc- cupants of the trap were two ladies, who were defenceless. clinging to their seats until thev were stopped at Taithorn by Mr. H. Bradshaw, of Cwmffoes. Fortunately no one was hurt, and after a brief rest, the party proceeded to their destination. St. Theodore's.—The annual treat of Sti Theodore's Sunday School took place on Mon- day in bright sunny weather. The scholars, who always anticipate this treat with a great amount of pleasure, met at the church, where a service was conducted by the Rev. Alcwyn Jones. After the service the scholars formed into order for procession, the route being along School-road, Crown-road^ Prince's-road, High-street, and back to Bryn Eglvvys, where tea was provided in the grounds. During the procession the children carried flags and banners of a variety of colours and design, the blending of which with the children's dresses presented a pic- turesque appearance. The singing of the hymns, under the prccentuf, Mr. Job Jen- kins, was very efficient. Tea over, Rev. A. Jones organised the children into groups for games and races, which were kept up until dusk, when all dispersed for their homes, feeling that such an enjoyable day came to an end somewhat too soon. English Baptist.-The annual Sunday I School treat in connection with the -above church took place on Monday. The weather was very fine, and a good number of people patronised the public tea. The following ladies and gentlemen catered for the scholars and visitors:—Mesdames J. Matthews, T. J. Davies. L. Anthony, J. Brown, J. Burnell, J. Truman, W. Howells, W. Thomas, H. Hall, J. Telling. W. Baker, L. Davies, C. Berwick, J. Griffiths, Messrs. T. Anthony, Edwin An- thony, Harry, Hall, John. Brown, William Thomas, and James Burnell. Tea over, an entertainment was held presided over by Mr. William Thomas. The following local artistes contributed to the programme: — Violin solos. Miss Jenny Hayter; solos, Messrs. William Rowdon, D. Davies, Willie John. Miss M. A. Williams and Miss S. A. John; recitations, Misses A. Griffiths, Annie Grabham. and Maria Butcher. Votes of thanks to Mr. W. Howell, who kindly placed his field at the disposal of the children, and Mrsi Howells, accompanist, and all who con- tributed towards the success of the treat, concluded a day's good pleasure.
PORTHCAWL. MOORLANDS SCHOOL. The pupils of the Misses Garsed brought the summer term to a successful close by a pretty little garden fete, held at the school on July 24th. The musical part of the pro- gramme was given in the house, the part songs sung by the children being particularly appreciated, and the Quarrel in French" by R. Thomas, D. Barrow, and M. Williams created much laughter. Chopin's Ballade in B Flat," which was well rendered by M. Halkett, brought the indoor part of the en- tertainment to a close, and all adjourned to the garSen to tea. As all the pupils and staff were in fancy dress, the scene was a pretty one, and the guests were asked to vote for the most original dress. This was done, and the prizes were carried off by D. Alexan- der and K. Jones. Two spirited little sketches were then played by the elder girls, which created great amusement, and then followed a sale of souvenirs of the fete. The Misses Garsed and their pupils wish to take this opportunity of most heartily thanking all who so readily helped them by buying the sojivenirs, etc.. and are pleased to say that there were able, through their kindness, to send E6 to the Rev. Gi ven- Wilson, Plaistow, London, to enable him to send twelve poor children from his parish to the seaside home at Southend for a fortnight. STONELEIGH COLLEGE. A musical At Home and Garden Party, followed by the distribution of prizes, was given at the above College on July 25th, when the weather was all that could be de- sired. A large number of the parents of pupils and other friends had been invited by the Principals—the Fraulein Brill-who pro- vided a most excellent programme to enter- tain the visitors. This was given in a tent, which had been erected temporarly on the tennis lawn, and as one entered one could not help being struck with the wonderfully pleasing effect of the trees and flowers at the pine-end of the lodge, which served as a back-ground to the stage. The first part of the programme was as follows:—" Ar Mili- taire" (two pianos, eight hands), Berta Jones, Eva Lewis, Nancy Davies, Edith Moorsom; piano solo, Hilda Richards; piano duet, May Thomas and Mollie Phillips; re- citation, Miriam Howe; piano trio, Gladys Russell, Gladys Jones, Beatrice Russell; melody (two pianos, four hands), Irene Powell. May Powell; recitation, Muriel Griffiths; piano solo, Nancy Davies; violin solo, Rose Plummer; trio, Eva Thomas, Berta Jones, Minnie Hughes; piano solo, Berta Jones recitation, Fryswith Morgan Andante" (two pianos, four hands), Eva Thomas and Minnie Hughes. All the piano- forte solos and duets for two pianos were very skilfully rendered, but perhaps special mention should be made of the Andante" played on two pianos by E.. Thomas and M. Hughes. During the interval all adjourned to the front lawn, where Tea was served, and, feeling much refreshed, the company re- turned to the tent to be entertained not with music, but with two plays-" Le Palais du Temps" and Die Gouvernante," those tak- ing part in the French play being Minnie Hughes, Eva Lewis, Muriel Griffiths, May Powell, Nellie Alexander, Irene Powell, Edith Moorsom, Eva Thomas, Nancy^ Davies. In the German play, Die Gouvernante," those who took part were M. V. Ziegler, Minnie Hughes, Berta Jones. Both plays were splendidly acted-the pupils who took part spoke both the French and German lan- guages with the greatest ease, thus reflect- ing credit on Fraulein Haase—the mistress for foreign languages—and showing that the study of foreign languages is another special feature of the school. Between the acting of the two plays one of the senior pupils- Eva Thomas—greatly delighted the audience with Heller's pianoforte solo "In the Woods." The last item on the programme was the dis- tribution of prizes, which, x the pupils, was the great event of the day, and perhaps caused more excitement, as they had not been told beforehand the names of the prize- winners. The prizes were kindly distri- buted by Mrs. Gordon, of Nottage Court who said there were two things especially she wanted to say—one was how delisrhted 'she was with the excellent programme given by the pupils, and the other how much pleasure it gave her to be present to distribute the prizes. The awards were — Form I.-Scripture (given by Miss Knight, of Nottage Court). Eva Lewis; German, Minnie Hughes; Geography, Eva Lewis; French, Berta Jones. Form II.—English, Muriel Griffiths; French, Nellie Alexander; German, May Pbwell. Form III.—English, Beatrice Russell; Diligence, Nancie Davies. Form IV.-English, Lucelle Rees. Kindergarten Form—Diligence, Leo Moor- som. The Rector proposed a very hearty vote of thanks to Mrs. Gordon for her kindness, and in the course of a few remarks, said that the most pleasing item on the programme to him had been the Welsh songs. At one time, he said, people thought it hurt their dignity to profess a knowledge of the Welsh lan- guage. He was, however, glad to say that that was not the state of things now. The singing of the National Anthem ter- I minated a very pleasant gathering.
BLACKMIL-L. Exam.;—Mr. A. H. Jenkins, of Blackmill, has successfully passed the intermediate ex- amination of the Royal Institute of British Architects, recently held at Bristol. He I served his articles with Messrs. Cook and Edwards, M.M.S.A., Bridgend.
NANTYMOEL. Coal Trade News.—The workmen at the Ocean Colliery, Nantymoel, tendered a month's notice on Wednesday to terminate work. on account of non-Unionists employed at the colliery. Merched y De.—The picnic arranged by the local branch of the Merched y De for Wednesday had to be abandoned on account of the wet weather. An excellent tea was partaken of by the members at Bethel Vestry where a very large number sat down at the tables and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Scholastic Success.—At the annual prize distribution in connection with the Llan- dovery College on Tuesday, Master Wyndham Williams, eldest son of Mr. W. D. Williams, manager. Ocean Colliery. Nantymoel, was in the list of prize winners of his college. Mas- ter Wyndham was a former pupil of the Nan- tymoe! Boys' Council School, and his con- tinued success must be highly gratifying to all concerned. Donations.—We are informed that Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins, J.P.. and Mr. J. Boyd Harvey, J.P. (on behalf of North's Naviga*- tion Company), have very generously given a subscription of £100 each towards the new extensions of the Workmen's-hall. The Hall Committee have decided to call a mass meet- ing for the purpose of asking the workmen to take concerted action to augment the funds. The new extensions will shortly be opened by Mr. Blandy Jenkins. Pretty Wedding.—A pretty wedding was solemnised at Tabernacle Independent Chapel, Bridgend, on Wednesday, the con- tracting parties being Mr. David Thomas, Poith, formerly of Pricetown. Nantymoel, and Miss Sarah Evans, dressmaker, Oakfield, Blaenogwy. The bride, who was charm- ingly attired, was given away by her brother, Mr. James Evans, the nuptial ceremony being performed by the Rev. J. A. Roberts, the esteemed pastor of Bethel Welsh Con- gregational Church, Nantymoel. of which the bride was a diligent and faithful member. After the ceremony, the happy couple left for London for the honeymoon. The pre- sents were valuable and numerous. Interment.—On Monday the remains of Mrs. Catherine Edmunds, wife of Mr. David Edmunds, Nantymoel, were conveyed by train to Brynmenin for interment in the graveyard of Betharan Chapel. There was a large attendance, the deceased being an old resident of the neighbourhood. The ser- vices in the chapel and at the graveside were conducted by the Rev. H. Eynon Lewis (Bryncethin), assisted by the Revs. D. C. Evans (Gilfach Goch), J. A. Roberts (Nantymoel) and T. E. Davies (Ogmore Vale). Deceased, who was 68 years of age, was one of a large family, and is survived by two sis- ters and a brother, namely, Mrs. R. Isaacs, Nantymoel; Mrs. J. Lewis. Pwllandras; and Mr. Evan Leyshon. Bryncethin Farm. Anniversary Services.-The annual preach- ing services in connection with Mount Zion English Congregational Church, Nantymoel, were held on Sunday, when the Rev. J. T. Rhys, Aberaman, delivered eloquent sermons to large congregations. The afternoon ser- vice was held at Bethel Welsh Congregational Chapel, where the Rev. E. Moses Evans, Blaengarw, preached a stirring Welsh ser- mon, and Mr. Rhys an English sermon. The singing of the choir, under the able leader- ship of Mr Rhys Williams, was very effective. Master S. Thomas rendered efficient services at the organ. The Rev. W. J. Bryant superintended the services in his usual able manner. On Monday the annual tea and entertainment were held. The tea was well patronised, and the evening concert proved a great success, Mr. F. Pivot presiding over a crowded and appreciative audience. Solos, recitations, duets, and quartettes were ad- mirably rendered by various local artistes, and a most enjoyable evening was spent.
LLANTWIT MAJOR. The Harvest.—The Vale of Glamorgan, al- ways celebrated for its spacious cornfields, presents a truly golden appearance now. The corn is perfectly ripe, and already in many places the harvest has bqgun in right earnest. Provided rain and storms do not interfere," the harvest is likely to be garnered in early. This is one of the best times to visit the Vale, when the yellow wheat ears sway lazily in the gentle breeze, and the corn is cut, and the sheaves bound up rapidly by machinery. But the old-time reaper is gone never to re- turn, the picturesque gleaner has vanished, and with them the old-fashioned first loaf of sweet new flour. Girls' Friendly Society.-The local branch of this very excellent society assembled at St. Illtyd's Church on Monday to hear an ad- dress by the Rev. Henry Morris (vicar), based on the motto of the organisation, Bear ye one another's burdens." After service the party, accompanied by Miss Morris. The Vic- arage, who is the home associate for this dis- trict, left Llantwit by special motor car for the Southerndown-road Station of the Barry and Vale of Glamorgan Railway. Thence the company proceeded by brakes to South- erndown, where an enjoyable time was spent. A very good tea was provided by Mrs. Davies, of the Marine Hotel. Both before and after tea the party played cricket and other pleas^ ant games, and the day was glorious, keeping up the reputation of sunny Southerndown. When the party returned home, the mem- bers were unanimous in their praise of the whole day's proceedings. It was in every respect a friendly gathering. The party was accompanied by the Rev. Henry Morris, vicar, and Mr. D. J. Williams, organist of St. Illtyd's.
TONDU & ABERKENFIG. Tondu Cricket Prize Drawing.—Winning Numbers -1166: 961; 1263 967 746; 247; 550, 636: 986; 769; 1838; 1980; 1686; 1063; 1075; 886.—James Allen, hon. sec.
PENDOYLAN. The School.—The prizes for general pro- gress which are kindly given every year by Mr. T. W. David, C.C., were presented by Mrs. David before the school closed for the summer vacation. P'ackets of sweets and fruit were also given to all the children by Master Vivian David at the same time. The following were prize-winners: Standard Ex- VII., Francis Bassett; Standard VII, Ernest R. Roberts; Standard VI., Owen D. Wil- liams and Watkin Lewis; Standard V., Hilda M. Watts and Elsie Bassett; Standard IV., Reginald Phillips; Standard III., Lewis E. Leyshon and Goldwyn L. Morgan; Stand- ard II., 1. Brynmor Davies, 0. S. Morgan, and T. J. Jones. On Friday last the school children had their annual treat at Hensol Castle, through the generosity of Lady Price Fothergill.
BRYNCETHIN. Obituary.- After a long and painful ill- ness the death occurred on Wednesday last week of Mrs. Lewis, widow of the late Mr. Richard Lewis, of Royal Oak, Bryncethin, who pre-deceased her by a few months. De- ceased, who was 63 years of age, had resided in the district for a great many years and was held in much respect. She recently re- tired from business, the license of the house being transferred to her son, Mr. William Edmunds. She was a faithful member of the Congregational Church at Peniel, Bryn- cethin. The funeral took place on Satur- day, the interment being at Llansantffraid Burial Ground. Rev. H. Eynon Lewis con- ducted a service at the house. Deceased leaves a son and daughter (Mrs. Morgan).
GILFACH GOCH. Rechabites.—The members, of the Lili o'r Gilfach Tent of the Mid-Glamorgan District of the Independent Order of Rechabites held their annual demonstration on Saturday. Headed by the Salvation Army Band, the adult and juvenile members paraded the dis- trict under the leadership of the lodge offi- cials. This lodge, opened in 1902, has now a capital (centralised) of £8,328. After re- turning to the lodge-room an enjoyable en- tertainment, arranged by the committee, was given by the members and friends.
PENCOED Wedding.—On Monday, at Salem Calvinis- tic Methodist Church, Pencoed, the wedding was solemnised of Miss S. A. Jenkins, of Ruthin Farm, and Mr Thomas Rees, builder, Pencoed. The ceremonj was performed by the Rev. D. W. HowelL pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Pencoed. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr. Daniel Jenkins, Ruthin Farm, and Mr. R. E. Rees, I the bridegroom's brother, acted as best man. A reception was given at Ruthin Farm. The happy pair left subsequently for Clifton»
Town Hall Theatre, Maesteg. LESSEES MESSES. POOLE. MANAGER MR. J. H. STEPHENS. W L0°^ °_YUT for a«Al^ Holiday Attraction, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (oth, rfth and 8th), with Special Matinee on Monday Afternoon at 2.30. IMPORTANT ENGAGEMENT OF THE GREAT PLAY- The Throne of Terror." r •— — CW Read thi8 Leading London, Prz*s Opvliion. of the, LONDON PRODUCTION. Many have been the attempts from time to time to nourtrav nn i u u r ..u French Revolution, but strange to say,.a,part from Sir Henrv^IrviWs °f. V?6 h°trC>r3 o £ versions written round that notorious tyrant of the period the Maximillian Robespierre. 1 Iod the lncorru^Me and 'Insatiable' Anyone desirous of witnessing a well-written and thoroughlv interesting • • the Theatre this Week. The production is well supported by a"ItronTro2? P„&y ,\V,Slt S° excellence are revealed throughout the piece, and the 'Throne of Terror' his 8f dramatic no little of the latter feeling, and given them many a thrill. le*r°r hdS ,nsl?,red the audience with The cold, pitiless and inhuman tyrant, Maximillian Robesnierre in ArlmiraWr 1 William J. Miller. He has evidently made a study of the rnan^ manv alded an^ and pourtrays the monster of the revolution with never-failing truth to tradition expression he is realistic to a decree, and his intensity in the scene where he sees the sniriu was very dramatic. The powerful acting of this artiste throughout the outbursts of unrestrained applause. auction compelled frequent A strong plot and an exciting story maintains the interest of the spectator rieht up till the last Act- when according to history the tyrant, condemned alike by his ill deeds and the fickleness nnhlk opimon is tried, found guilty and after an ineffectual attempt at suicide, • mount8 h £ blo?dy tffoS" the guillotine, and sutlers the fate which he so often meted out to others."
COWBRIDGE FLOWER SHOW. MARRED BY WET WEATHER. The second annual show of fruit, flowers, and plants and vegetables, under the auspices of the Cowbridge and District Hor- ticultural Society, which was held on Wed- nesday in the Grammar School Field, did not prove so successful from the point of view of attendance as its predecessor, and for this fact the unfavourable weather conditions which prevailed during the afternoon were entirely responsible. The morning opened with the promise of wet weather, and to- wards noon rain commenced to fall heavily, continuing almost incessantly for several hours. In other respects the exhibition was an unqualified success. The exhibits were staged in two large marquees, one of which was allotted to fruit and vegetables. The entries were considerably in excess of last year, and the quality of the exhibits was ex- cellent. The Garden of Wales" sustained it high reputation for the production of vegetables and fruit, the competition in most classes being particularly keen. The cut flowers and plants in the open class pre- sented a fine sight, the exhibits of Mr. E. H. Ebsworth, of Llandough Castle (the president of the society) being much admired. The exhibits "not for competition" included a fine selection of roses by Mr. Treseder. A new departure was made in connection with the show this year by the institution of a pigeon and poultry section, and the exhibits in these classes were staged in the Cattle Market, lent by the Cowbridge Corporation. The en- tries in this section were numerous, though, generally speaking, the quality of the ex- hibits did not come up ,to expectation, the first prizes being withheld in a number of classes. The arrangements were carried out in a most creditable manner, despite the ad- verse circumstances, by the energetic secre- tary, Mr. E. W. Davies. who was assisted by Mr. A. J. Davies and a large band of stewards. The judges were:—Fruit, flowers and vegetables, Mr. R. Treseder, Cardiff, and Mr. J. Sims, Dunraven; honey, Mr. W. Richards, Pontypridd (secretary of the Gla- morgan Beekeepers' Assocation); poultry and pigeons, Mr. T. L. Paviour, Cardiff, and Mr. T. R. Evans, Aberdare. Mr W. L. Jenkins (ex-Mayor of Cowbridge) was chairman of the committee, and Mr R. Thomas (Metropolitan Bank) treasurer, the other members being Messrs. T. J. Yorwerth, R. E. Watkins, J. Thomas, H. Cook, W. German. W. J. Davies. G. E. Morris, D. Lewis. C. M. Davies, C. Morgan, W. Trigg, D. Tilley, H. D. Thomas, and K. G. Beer The society received the hearty support of the chief townspeople, and [ among others who sent substantial financial assistance were Sir E. J. Reed. Dr. Meller, Hon. Ivor Guest. M.P., Mr. E. H. Ebsworth, Mr W. John. Mr T. John. Mr T. W. David, Pendoylan. Colonel H. R. Homfray. Penllyn Castle; Mr T. M. Franklen, Mrs. Edmondes. Alderman L. Jenkins, etc. The following were the awards:- OPEN CLASSES. Plants. Begonias (tuberous): 1, E. H. Ebsworth, Llandough Castle; 2, H. Cook, Verlands. Geraniums (in bloom): 1, E. H. Ebsworth; 2, H. Cook. Euschias (in bloom): 1. E'. H. Ebsworth; 2, D. Lewis, Cowbridge. Pot of jj'ern: 1, E. H. Ebsworth; 2, H. Cook. Cut Flowers. Roses, H. P.'s or H. T.'s: 1, G. E. Morris, St. Quentin's; 2, Mrs. Tudor Owen, Ash Hall. Roses, Teas or ^Noisettes: 1, G. E. Morris; 2, Mrs. T. Owen. Cactus Dahlias: 1, E. H. Ebsworth; 2, H. Cook. Pom Pon Dahlias: 1, C. Morgan, Cow- bridge; 2, S. Wilment, Cowbridge. Asters: 2, C. Morgan. Annuals: 1, C. Morgan. Carnations or Picoties: 1, H. Cook; 2, Mrs. T. Owen. Sweet Peas (mixed): 1, E. H. Ebsworth; 2. G. E. Morris; 3, Mrs. T. Owen. Prizes given by Mr. John Pickard (mayor). Pansies or Violas: 1, C. Morgan. Geraniums: 1, .D. H. Ebsworth; 2, W. J. Davies. Show Dahlias 1, D. Adams, Ton Brigam. Fruit: Grapes: 1 and 2, Mrs." T. Owen. Dessert Apples: 1, E. H. Ebsworth. Gooseberries: 1, E. H. Ebsworth; 2, H. Adams, Trehingyll. Black Currants: 1, E. H. Ebsworth; 2, H. Adams. Red Currants: 1, E. H. Ebsworth; 2, H. Adams. Plums: E. H. Ebsworth. Vegetables. Collection of Vegetables: 1, J. Deacon, Penyfai; 2, Griffith Rees, Merthyrmawr; 3, John Jones, Treos. Collection of Potatoes: 1, E. H. Ebsworth; 2, Griffith Rees; 3, J. Deacon. Kidney Potatoes: 1, E. H. Ebsworth; 2, J. JoneSj Treos. Round Potatoes: 1, E. H. Ebsworth; 2, D. Adams. Celery 1, D. Adams 2. Griffith Rees. Carrots: 1, Griffith Rees; 2, H. Adams. Parsnips: 1, Griffith Rees; 2, H. Adams. Turnips: 1, J. Deacon; 2, Griffith Rees. Spring Onions: 1, J. Deacon; 2, H. Cook. Autumn Onions: 1, J. Deacon; 2, A. T. Spencer, Cowbridge. Leeks: 1, Griffith Rees; 2, J. Deacon. Peas: 1, J. Deacon; 2, W. E. Thomas, Cowbridge. Runner Beans: 1. A. T. Spencer. Cucumbers: 1, J. Deacon; 2, R. Newman, Cowbridge. Dish of Tomatoes: 1, H. Cook. Marrows: 1, H. Cook: 2. John Jones. Cauliflower: 1, J. Deacon. Beetroot: 1, H. Adams; 2. E. Matthews, Ton Brigam. AMATEUR CLASSES. Flowers and Plants. Tea Roses: 1, Mrs. T. Owen. Carnations or Picotees: 1, C. Morgan; 2, W. J. Davies, Cowbridge. Sweet Peas: 1, Mrs. T. Owen; 2, Miss A. M. Thomas. Cowbridge; 3. C. Morgan. Pansies. of Violas: 1, >V. J. Davies. Asters: 1, D. Lewis, Cowbridge. Ferns: 1, Miss A. Thomas; 2, W. J. Davies. „ Marigolds: 1, • J- Davies. COTTAGERS' CLASSES. Cut Flowers. Cactus Dahlias: 1, D. Adams. Pom Pon Dahlias: 1. Edwin Reed, Cow- bridge; 2, W. Pickard, Cowbridge. Sweet Peas: 1, Griffith Rees; 2, J. Deacon; 3. J. Trott, St. Hilary, Stocks: 1, Griffith Rees. Geraniums: E. Thomas, Bonvilstone. Fruit. Apples: 1, J. Trott; 2, R. Newman. Gooseberries: 1, D. Adams; 2, J. Deacon. Red Currants: 1, H. Adams; 2, Griffith Rees. Black Currants: 2, Griffith Rees. Vegetables. Collection of Vegetables: 1, J. Deacon (prize given by Mrs. E. H. Ebsworth); 2, D. Adams; 3, Griffith Rees. Kidney Potatoes: 1, Griffith Rees; 2, D. Adams; 3, Evan Matthews. Round Potatoes: 1, C. Humphreys, Llan- dough; 2, D. Adams; 3, Griffith Rees. Peas: 1, J. Deacon; 2, Griffith Rees. Runner Beans: 1, Griffith Rees; 2, D. Adams. Parsnips: 1, Griffith Rees; 2. H. Adams. Carrots: 1, Griffith Rees; 2, H. Adams. Turnips: 1, J. Deacon; 2, H. Adams. Leeks: 1, J. Deacon; 2, Griffith Rees. Spring Onions: 1, D. Adams; 2, Griffith Rees. Autumn Onions: 1, Jas. Trew, Llan- blethian 2, Samuel Arkett, Cowbridge. Celery: 1, Griffith Rees; 2. D. Adams. Marrows 1, J. Deacon. SPECIAL PRIZES. Bouquet of Wild Flowers and Grasses, open to girls, under 15 years: 1, Blodwen Thomas, Cowbridge; 2, Florrie Trew, Llau- blethian; 3, Florrie Davies, Cowbridge; h.c., Clara Bishop, Cowbridge c., Irene Saunders, Cowbridge. (Prizes given by Mr. T. Meller.) Basket of Wild Flowers and Grasses, open to girls or boys under 10: 1, Muriel Davies; 2, Norman Bond; 3, Robert Bond; 4, Elsie Saunders; h.c., Martha Davies and Carrie Beere. (Prizes by Mr. T. Meller.) Basket of Wild Flowers and Grasses, open: 1, Mrs. T. Davies, Cowbridge; 2, Thomas Bond, Cowbridge; h.c., Mrs. Saunders; c., Sarah Bishop. (Prizes by Mr. T. Meller.) Best Exhibit of Vegetables: 1, R. New- man, Cowbridge. (Prize given by Messrs. Wheeler.) Collection of Vegetables: 1, J. Jones. (Prize given by Messrs. Clibrans.) Cactus Dahlias: 1, E. H. Ebsworth; 2, H. Adams. (Prizes by Mr. W. Treseder.) Sweet Peaas: 1, W. J. Davies, Cowbridge. (Prize by Messrs. Arthur Grice and Co.) Honey. Sections of Comb Honey: 1, Mrs. D. George, Merthyrmawr; 2, R. Morgan, Cow- bridge- 3, W. H. Williams, Llangan. Bottles of Extracted Honey: 1, R. Mor- gan; 2, Mrs. George; 3, W. H. Williams. POULTRY AND PIGEON SECTION. Poultry. Black Hamburgh: 1 and special, D. George, Merthyrmawr; 2, 8, and 4, C. Mor- gan, Cowbridge. Buff Orpington, cock or hen: 1, James Holmes, Kirby Lonsdale; 3, J. Prior, Car- diff 4, V. C. Allen, Llandaff. Black Orpington, cock or hen: 2, W. J. Evans, Nantyglo; 4, H. W. Berry, Langford, Bristol; h.c., G. Ponting, Mountain Ash. Black Leghorn, cock or hen: 2, Messrs. Smith Bros., Nelson, Lanes. 3, D. Evans, Treorky; 4, E. Webber, Penarth; li.c., W. Bradbury, Ipswich. Minorca, cock or hen: 2, Ogden Bros., Banwell; 3 and 4, T. C. Jones, Troedyrhiw; h.c., E. Looker, Gilwern. Wyandotte, cock or hen: 1, John Evans, Swansea; 3, D. O. Jones, Clydach; 4, Lady Eva Wyndham-Quin, Beaupre; h.c., D. George, Merthyrmawr, and Mrs. Ebsworth, Llandough Castle. Old English Game, cock or hen: 2, W. H. Lewis, Treorky; 3, P. Pendry, Ferndale; 4 and special, W. H. Lewis. Any other variety not mentioned, cock or hen: 1, H. W. Berry, Langford; 2, E. G. Bevan, Mumbles; 3, H. Edmunds, Nelson, Glam.; 4, D. O. Jones, Clydach. Bantams. Old English Game, cock or hen: 1, 2, and 4, E. W. Davies, Cowbridge. Rose-comb, cock or hen: 1. 2, 3, and 4, E. W. Davies. Any other variety not mentioned: 2., Clement Godfrey, Cardiff; 3. W. G. Cooper* Landore. Pigeons. Magpie, cock or hen: 2, J. Thorne., Car- diff- u 1 Long-faced Tumbler, cock or hen: 1, Messrs. Wilson and Lewis, Neath; A. Green, Ferndale; 3, D. (?. Davies, Aber-- aman. Show Homer, cock or hen: 1, and 3^ Stanley Hutchens, Risca; 2, and 4, J. A. Bishop, Aberdare.. Working Homer, cock or hen: I, r. John, Whitchurch; 2, Williams Bros., Haverford- west; 3, Tom Morris, Taibach. Working Homer, cock or hen 1, Williams. Bros., Haverfordwest; 2, L. Dyer, Abel- tillery; 3, F. J. Foot, Nevport. Any o.ther variety not mentioned, cock or1 hen 1, E. Pitt Elliott, Maesteg; 2 and 3„ E. Gibbs, Cardiff; 4, G. Levas. Hafod.
Ogmore Vale Hauliers' Trouble. Workmen at the Wyndham Colliery, more Valley, numbering 1.000, ou. Wednes- day were rendered idle owing to the strike of some of the day hauliers,, who were dissatis- fied with their rate of pay under the new agreement. They were yesterday prepared to return to' work, bui the management re- fused to allow them to do so. Mr. Vernon Hartshorn, miners' agent for the Maesteg District, happened to be in the Ogmore Valley district speaking on the L.R.C. ques- tion. The dissatisfied hauliers, met him, and he advised them to return to work and allow their grievances be properly investigated by the Hauliers' Sub-Committee. To this the hauliers agreed, and they passed a reso- lution to return to work ivhich was confirmed at a general meeting of the workmen, but when the night men presented themselves at the colliery on Wednesday night they were informed by the management that there was no work for them at present. The men have, declared that they are willing to resume work to-day, but it is not likely that th^, management will restart the colliery until Thursdfdy next, after the August Bank Hob- day.
A waterproof manufacturer, at the Bromp- ton County Court on Tuesday, told the .jadge that there was absolutely no sale for the rain resisters" this year, and his hands were all standing still, and he was not making 30s, a week. Printed and Published by the Central Gla- morgan Printing and Publishing Company» Limited, at the "Glamorgan Gazette" Offices, Queen-street, Bridgead, in tbe Parish' of Oldcastle, in the County of Gift* morgan. FRIDAY, AUGUST 0rct 19Qq,