THE EISTEDDFOD. The eisteddfodic proceedings were followed with much interest throughout the afternoon, and in the matter of competitors this year's event was more encouraging than that of last year. The conductor and elocution adjudi- cator was again Mr. Edward Loveluck, Tai- bach (formerly of the Ship Hotel. Bridgend); Mr. David Thomas. F.T.S.C.. Pontypridd (late of Bridgend) was musical adjudicator, and Miss Kitty Howell, C.R.A.M.. R.C.M.. Bridgend, acted as accompanist. In his opening address Mr. Loveluck thanked the committee for conferring upon him the honour of the conductorship of an increasingly popular eisteddfod for the third time. All doubts as to the stability of that event must now have been removed. He con- gratulated the town of Bridgend on having such an excellent Market-place, and said they should feel indebted to the Earl of Dunraven for what he had expended for the benefit of the town. The programme was then proceeded with. and competition was very Keen in each class. especially in the choral events. The follow- ing were the results:- Pianoforte solo (children under 10) 1. Master Wm. R. Francis. Gilfach Goch. The prize, a silver medal, was given by Miss Kitty Howell, Bridgend. A special medal prize, given by Mr. F. W. Laurence, was awarded to Miss John. Bridgend. and another medal (anonymously given) to Eva Laurence, Bridgend. Pianoforte Solo (children under 13) 1. Miss Ethel Lewis, Grove-road. Bridgend. (Prize given by Miss Howell.) Soprano Solo, I know that my Redeemer liveth" Miss Sarah Lewis. Treorky. Tenor Solo, On away, awake, beloved" William Rees. Kenfig Hill (Eos Cvnffig). The prize was given by Mr. Gwilym Stradling. Bass Solo, "King of the Deep": Divided between Iorwerth Williams, Heolycue. and Tom Hopkins, Bridgend. Male Voice Party (not less than 40 voices), Roman Soldiers." Three choirs competed in the following order Aberdare. Margam. and Garw, and the prize was awarded to the last named. Mixed Choirs (over 40 voices), Thou Crownest the Year" Pontycymmer. Bridg- end. and Aberkenfig entered, and the prize was awarded to Pontycymmer. Impromptu Speech, Y Gwlythyn" ("The Dew Drop"): Divided between Rees Jones. innr.. Covchurch. a Councillor William Lewis, Port Talbot.
FIVE YEARS' PENAL SERVITUDE. At Glamorgan Assizes at Swansea on Saturday (before Mr. Justice Jelf), William St. John, alias Elijah Stewart, aged between ilO and 25, was brought up charged with criminally assaulting Ethel Alice Hibbert, aged 9, daughter of George Hibbert, of Pen- coed Isha Farm, Llanilid, on July 9th. Prisoner is described as an engineer's steward. Mr. Ivor Bowen was for the pro- secution. The evidence disclosed a shocking offence. On the date named the little girl was return- ing from school when she passed the prisoner at some cross roads about threequarters of a mile from her home. He was then sitting by the side of the road taking some food. She went down a lane and turned into some fields to reach her home by a short cut. She no- ticed prisoner following her, and when she got into the second field, he overtook her, threw her down, and assaulted her. She lost consciousness, and when she recovered, the man had left her, and was in the next field running in the direction from which he had come. Information was given to P.C. James Bowen, who arrested the prisoner on the road between Coychurch and Pencoed. On the girl being asked whether prisoner was the man who had assaulted her, she re- plied "Yes, that's the man. sir." On being charged prisoner replied. "I will say no- thing." There were previous convictions against the prisoner for dishonesty, and he was sen- tenced to five years' penal servitude. Prisoner: For nothing, my lord.
H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, as Duke of Corn- wall, has graciously consented to become a patron of the London Cornish Association. At Leicester the Rev. Joseph Posnett, one of the best-known ministert; in the Wesleyan body, has died. A Chester schoolboy, aged eleven, while bath- ing near the Cheese Stage, a favourite play- ground for children, was seized with cramp and drowned.
XO REWARDS TO THE POLICE FOR ARRESTING DESERTERS. The fortnightly meeting of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Board of Guardians was held on Saturday, under the presidency of the Rev. H. Eynon Lewis (Brynmenin). SYMPATHY. Mr. John Watts (Maesteg) moved a vote of sympathy with the relatives of the late Mr. Edward Davies. of Maesteg. who had been a member of the Board for some years. Mr. L. G. Jones (Tondu) seconded, and the motion was passed. Mrs. C. F. Verity wrote thanking the Board lor their expression of sympathy with her in her recent bereavement through the death of her husband. RELIEF. The Clerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox) reported that during the week endea July 2Uth, 1.272 outdoor paupers were relieved at a cost of £ 178 2s. 8d.. as compared with 1,061 at £142 19s. 2d. in the corresponding period of last year, and during the week ended July 27th. 1.276 at £183 12s. Id., compared with 1,061 at £ 142 19s. 2d. last year. During the week ended July 27th 87 vagrants were relieved at Cowbridge and Maesteg and 88 in the week ended August 3rd, the total for the fortnight being 175. DR. RANDALL'S ILLNESS. A letter was read from the assistant secre- tary of the Local Government Board with re- ference to the arrangements for the perform- ance of the duties of public vaccinator in the Bridgend district and at the Workhouse of the Union during the absence through illness of Dr. Randall. If Dr. E. M. Spencer was specially certified to be proficient in vaccina- tion. as required by Article 2 of the Vaccin- ation Order, he suggested mat he should be appointed. Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl (Merthyrmawr) moved that Dr. Spencer be appointed temporary public vaccinator. Mrs. W. R. Randall (Bridgend) seconded the motion, which was carried nem. con. SOUTH WAILIANS' CLAIMS. A letter was read from the clerk to the Bedwellty Board of Guardians suggesting that the Board should pass a resolution ex- pressing the hope that the Local Govern- ment Board, in considering the question of appointing a successor to Mr. T. F. Bircham as Poor Law inspector for Wales and Mon- mouthshire, would regard candidates from South Wales as having, if not a prior claim, at least an equal claim with candidates from North Wales, having regard to the fact that South Wales and Monmouthshire contained a very much larger population than that of North Wales. Colonel Turbervill remarked that the ap- pointment had evidently been made, and no action was taken. NO REWARDS TO CONSTABLES. Mr. Lionel Lindsay, Chief Constable for Glamorgan, wrote that rewards for arresting deserters are nominally paid to the con- stables effecting the arrests, although the money as a rule passes into the hands of pri- vate informers, who did not wish their names to appear. An officer would not be sent away to fetch a deserter unless the latter had already been arrested by the local police. He should not allow an officer to be at a loss on account of expenses incurred in the perform- ance of his duty, but would order the money to be refunded through the superintendent's petty cash book, and take steps himself to recover it if necessary. He would always be glad to discuss any question mutually affect- ing their two departments with Mr. Cox with a view to arriving at a satisfactory under- standing. Mr. Michael Davies moved that 10s. be allowed for each arrest. Mr. J. O'Brien (Maesterr) seconded. Mr. Griffith Edwards (Llwynywrch) moved as an amendment that jEl be substituted for 10s. Mr. Noah Morgan (Llanmaes) seconded, but the amendment was negatived. A further amendment by Mr. Edward Ed- wards (Ogmore Vale), seconded by the Rev. David Rees (Bridgend) that no reward be given, was carried. On this being put as a substantive motion, there was no further amendment, and it was carried. LEAVE OF ABSENCE. Dr. Thomas, assistant to Dr. Walter Kirkby, medical officer for the Maesteg Dis- trict, wrote that Dr. Kirkby was desirious of taking three weeks' leave of absence in order to recuperate after his recent attack of typhoid fever. It was decided to grant leave of absence. RELIEF COMMITTEES. Mr. L. G. Jones, puisuant to notice, moved that when one or other of the relief committees had completed their work before the hour fixed for the public business, namely 12.30 p.m., they should be empowered to per- form part of the work of the other com- mittee. Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl seconded, and the motion was carried. THE NEW INFIRMARY. The Workhouse Alterations Committee re- ported that they had considered the question of insuring the new intirmary buildings, and recommended that they should be fully in- sured with the Royal Exchange Co., who had quoted terms. Mr. Nicholl moved, and Mr. O'Brien seconded, that the terms be accepted. Mr. Edward Edwards (Ogmore Vale) moved as an amendment that prices be obtained from three of the principal companies. Rev. David Rees seconded, and the amend- ment was carried.
C R I C K E T. BRIDGEND v. CARDIFF Y.M.C.A. At Bridgend on Tuesday. Scores:- Bridgend. W. Williams, c Armstrong, b Bright 7 Roy Jenkins, b Bulmer 0 G. Halkett, b Bulmer 2 E.<,Williams, c Thomas, b Bulmer 13 A. Thomas, c Thomas, b Bulmer 6 T. D. Schofield, c Davies, b Hodges. 10 F. G. nanis, c Davies, b Hodges. 5 J. P. Williams, st Thomas, b Butter- worth 7 J. M. Griffiths, not out 2 Lewis Thomas, b Bulmer 1 T. E. Lewis, b Hodges 1 Extras 4 58 Cardiff Y.M.C.A. T. Armstrong, c G. Williams, b W. Williams Li F. Tait, b G. Williams 0 F. T. Kitto, b G. Williams 2 W. Wight, b G. Williams 0 T. P. Thomas, c and b W. Williams. 5 T. ju. M. Bulmer, c J. P. Williams, b G. Williams 0 R. Butterworth, not out A. H. Hodges, Ibw, b Williams 0 S. Harris, absent .I 0 D H Griffiths, c Halkett, b G Williams 0 H. Davies, b G. Williams J Extras 40
BRIDGEND v. NEATH. At Bridgend on Wednesday. Scores: — Neath< W. Jones, c and b Rev. O. Jones 0 T. Nicholls, b Gomer Williams 0 Briggs, b G. Williams 13 Tremlin, c J P Williams, b Rev Jones 3 Sergt. Thomas, b G. Williams 3 J. Davies, b W. Williams 20 W. Broskham, run out a A. E. Freethy, b Rev. O. Jones 0 J. Prosser, b G. Williams 2 W. Evans, c Schofield, b Rev. Jones. 7 N. Clarke, not out 1 Extras 6 60 Bridgend. W. Williams, c Nicholls, b Tremlin. 0 J. P. Williams, c Tremlin, b Freethy 9 O. M. Powell, c and b Davies 1J Gomer Williams, b Tremlin 24 J. M. Griffiths, c and b Tremlin 1 Rev. 0. Jones, b Tremlin T. D. Schofield, b Tremlin 9 Roy Jenkins, b Tremlin I Lewis Thomas, b Tremlin 4 Stanlev Harris, b Tremlin T. E. Lewis, not out 0 Extras 3 70
LOCAL MARKSMEN AT MARGAM. KEEN STRUGGLE FOR THE TALBOT MEMORIAL. TWO BRIDGEND MEN IN THE FINAL. The 46th annual prize meeting of the Gla- morganshire Rifle Association was opened on Monday in Margam Park in favourable weather. The entries were the largest for many years, and the arrangements made by Lieut. Davies were all that could be desired. The members of the committee include Lieut.-Colonel J. J. David, V.D., Captain H. M. Hunter, Capt. J. 1. D. Nicholl, Capt. Oliver Felton, Staff-Sergt J. Lane, etc. In the first series for association prizes there was not a single possible." The conditions were seven rounds at 200 yards. Three marksmen tied for the first position, with 34, viz., Captain H. M. Hunter, Col.-Sergt. E. Price, and Corpl. D. J. Morris, of the 3rd Glamorgan. At 500 yards Corporal Tom Lewis (Bridgend), Corporal D. J. Morris, 3rd Glam. Private B. Hughes, 3rd Glam., and Trooper W. R. Davies, Bridgend, each made the maximum number of points. The shoot- ing was very keen, and it was decided to divide the first four prizes, amounting to £ 12, between them. Details:- ASSOCIATION PRIZES. First Series.—200 Yards. £ 5, Captain H. M. Hunter 34 t3, Coi-poral D. J. Morris 34 £ 2, Col.-Sergt. E. Price 34 I 10s., Corooral J. M. Howell 32 P- I 10s'1 Private W. David 32 10s., Staff-Sergt. Lane 31 15s., Sergt. Geo. Jones 31 IDs., Capt. O. Felton 30 Second Series.—500 Yards. £.5, Corpl. T. Lewis 35 zC3, Corpl. D. J. Morris 35 E2, Private H. Hughes, 3rd Glam 35 £ 2, Trooper W. R. Davies 35 £ 1 10s., Private T. Hopkin 34 £1 10s., Sergt.-Major King, Glam. I.Y. 34
WEDNESDAY'S EVENTS. Shooting commenced punctually at 9.30 on Wednesday for the Express Cup Compe- tition-ten rounds at 500 yards-for a cup, valued £50, and ztl5 15s. added by the asso- ciation. The cup, before becoming the abso- lute property of a competitor, must be won three times, but not necessarily in succes- sion. The conditions of shooting both in light and wind were almost perfect, a con- sistent, gentle left wind blowing across the targets. With such conditions, good marks- manship immediately showed itself, and Cor- poral Tom Lewis, Bridgend, was the first to record a highest possible, and it became early apparent that 47's would be about counted out, which was extraordinarily high. Corpl. Lewis made no mistake about the ownership of the cup for the next twelve months, though Cyclist Thomas was only one point be- hind. There were nine scores of 48. At 12 o'clock the first squad went down for the "Western Mail" Cup, which is a cup, value £ 100, presented by the Western Mail (Limited), and t20 added by the association. Last year the first prize in this competition was won by Corporal A. Howells, Mountain Ash, with 47 points, and Sergt. Tucker Wil- liams was successful this year. About 3.30, shooting began in the final stage of the Talbot Memorial. The condi- tions at 500 were fair, for the light had materially improved. The great feature of the shooting here was the possible put on by Private T. Hopkin, of Bridgend, who never left the bull and brought his aggregate to 150 or six clear points above anybody else. Cor- poral T. Lewis, of Bridgend, with 98 and 45, brought his aggregate to 143. Private Jones shot well at 500 yards and brought his total to 144. this was the position of the leading men when at 4 o'clock the snooting began at 600 yards. At this moment it looked as though the result would be a runaway victory for Private Hopkin. But the unexpected happened. Before half a dozen shots had been fired at 600 yards it was seen that it was anybody's game, for while Private Hop- kin dropped five points in his first five shots Corporal Tom Lewis reduced Hopkin's lead from six to two. Corporal Morris also put on 5 5 4 5 5, and so the gap was closed up, until by the time 10 out of the 15 shots had been fired Private T. Hopkin, Corporal Tom Lewis, and Corporal Tom Jones had all ag- gregates of 189. Corporal Tom Lewis, P'riv. Tom Hopkin, Corporal Tom Jones, and Corpl. Morris all finished with aggregates of 210. The shoot off. which was most exciting, was watched by a big crowd. Morris and Hopkin were squatted to the right. Jones and Lewis to the left. Lewis started with a bull and Jones followed suit, while Morris and Hop- kin had magpies. Then Lewis fell to an inner, but the Swansea man made no mistake by again finding the bull. Morris and Hopkin followed with inners, and it was evi- dent that the real tussle lay between Tom Lewis and Tom Jones. Lewis again fired. Again an inner. Jones raised his rifle. A magpie would tie, an inner would win. The Swansea marksman planked on a splendid bull's eye, and amidst loud cheering was ac- claimed the winner of the Talbot memorial of 1906. Corporal Tom Lewis with 13 in his tie shots finished second, Corporal Morris third, and Private T. Hopkin fourth. Other local scores were -Trooper W. R. Davies, first stage. 89; 2nd stage, 500 yards, 46; 600 yards. 65; grand total, 200; Col. Sergt. H. D. Jones, first stage, 93; second stage, 500 yards 46, 600 yards 62, grand total, 200; Capt. O. Felton, first stage, 90; second stage. 500 yards 45, 600 yards 62, grand total 197; Corporal Meredith, first stage, 93; second stage, 500 yards 43, 600 yards 56, grand total. 192. EXTRAS. 200 Yards, Lieut. W. T. Davies, cigarettes, 34 points; 200 yards, Capt. Hunter, tea, 34; 200 yards, Private T. Hopkin, tea, 33; 500 yards, Trooper W. R. Davies, cigars, 35; 500 yards, Corpl. Tom Lewis, tea, 35; 600 yards, Trooper W. R. Davies. 34; 600 yards, P'riv. T. Hopkin, 34; 600 yards, Corpl. T. Lewis, hat, 32; Aggregate, Private T. Hopkin, en- larged photo., 101; Aggregate, Trooper W. R. Davies, Gladstone bag, 100: Aggregate, Corpl. T. Lewis, Gladstone bag, 98. GRAND AGGREGATE. L,3, Private T. Hopkin, 192 points; jE3, Corporal T. Lewis, 191; £ 1 10s.. Trooper W. R. Davies, 185; 10s., Col.-Sergt. H. Jones, 182. Ladies' Aggregate. jE2, Trooper W. R. Davies, 96; £1 10s., Corporal J. M. Howell, 94; jEl. Corporal T. Lewis, 93; 10s., Private T. Hopkins, 92.
DISTRICT NEWS. PORTHCAWL. Young Helpers' League.—In connection with Dr. Barnardo's Homes. Don't forget to see Carnival procession on Wednesday, August 15th, starting from Windmill at 6.30 en route for Esplanade.
KENFIG HILL. Pisgah.—A string band, under the leader- ship of Mr. Morgan Richards, took part in the services on Sunday last for the first time. and did exceedingly well. On Monday the Sunday School took a trip to Sker in brakes supplied by Mr. Evan John. The children indulged in various games during the day. and in the evening formed into order and sang some of their favourite hymns. Reading Room.—It is pleasing to note that the movement initiated by Mr. T. J. Davies a little while ago in regard to securing Cefn Cribbwr Infants' Council School for the pur- pose of a reading-room has succeeded. Mr. Davies brought the matter before the local managers, who made a favourable recommen- dation to the County Authority. This was backed up by Alderman T. J. Hughes. with the result that the room has been secured for the winter months. It is hoped that the young people will avail themselves of this privilege now given them, and thus, appreci- ate the efforts of the gentlemen named. Obituary.—We regret to announce the death of an old and highly respected inhabi- tant of the district in the person of Mr. Wm. Evans (Brwynog), which took place at his re- sidence, Bedford-road, Celli Cribbwr, on Thursday in last week. The deceased was taken ill with an epileptic seizure a week ago and despite the best that medical skill could do he passed away on Thursday as stated. Deceased was an able poet, and was a fre- quent contributor to the columns of this paper. The funeral took place on Monday last at Tythegston Church. Great sympathy has been shown to the widow and bereaved family. Sunday School Treats.-The holidays have, as usual, been taken advantage of for the holding of Sunday School demonstrations. On Tuesday the collective Sunday Schools of Nebo (Baptist), Siloam (Congregational), and Law-street Chapel, headed by the local fife band (conducted by Mr. T. Jj Francis) par- aded the streets of the village. The child- ren, carried flags and banners of various de- signs and colour. The procession over, the children adjourned to their various school- rooms, where tea awaited them. Afterwards games were indulged in until dusk. the whole of the teachers and scholars enjoying them- selves immensely, with beautiful weather in their favour.—On Tuesday the Sunday School of Elim Congregational Chapel had a trip, the selected resort being Sker, while on Wed- nesday Moriah (C.M.) had an excursion to the Mumbles, where an enjoyable time was spent.—Siloam, and its sister church at Law- street, went to Sker on Wednesday in wag- gons and brakes.
BRYNCETHIN. Death of Mrs. D. Powell.-Many will re- gret to hear of the death of Mrs. Powell, wife of Mr. David Powell, of Dderwen, which took place on the 30th ult., after a long and pain- iul illness borne with great calmness and resignation. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Sunday last, the body being conveyed by hearse for interment at Llansantffraid. Among the mouners in the various mourning coaches were Miss A. Bowen, Ynyslas Farm, and Mrs. Watkins, Craigruthin, Pencoed (sisters of deceased); Mrs. Janet Davies, Roath, Cardiff; Mrs. Mary Davies, Llantwit Varde (nieces); Mr. Elias Watkins, Tregough Farm, Barry; Mr. McKenzie, Llanharran; Mr. McKenzie, Cwmgarw (nephews); Mrs. A. P'owell, Blaen- garw (cousin): Mr. R. Powell, Blaengarw; Mr. and Mrs. Cerddor Davies, Pontycymmer, etc. Much sympathy is felt with the family in their bereavement. The service at the house was conducted by the Rev. J. R. Wil- liams, Aberkenfig, and the Rev. Eynon Lewis, Bryncethin, and at Llansantffraid by the Rev J. Jones.
NANTYMOEL. Holidays.—The three days' holiday given the miners have been favoured with glorious weather, and full advantage of the various excursions to Cardiff, Bristol, Weston, Mum- bles. Fishguard, Porthcawl, and other places has been taken to enjoy a holiday. Satisfactory Settlement. — The recent trouble in connection with the hauliers' diffi- culty at the Wyndham Colliery has been bridged over and work was consequently re- sumed by the night men on Wednesday eve- ning, and on Thursday morning by the day- men. Sunday School Treats.—The annual Sun- day School treat in connection with St. Peter's Welsh Church was held on Tuesday, the picnic this year being held on the moun- tain side at Nantymoel. A large number sat down to an excellent tea, after which various games were indulged in to the great enjoyment of young and old. The Rev. J. Griffiths, curate-in-charge at St. Peter's, very ably superintended the proceedings, and was worthily supported by a willing band of workers.—The scholars and friends attending Meunt Zion English Congregational Sunday School had their outing on Tuesday also. the rendezvous being Porthcawl. Favoured by ideal weather, the large party most heartily enjoyed themselves. The Rev. W. J. Bryant, the esteemed pastor, very ably conducted the arrangements.
COWBRIDGE. The Flower Show.-In connection with the annual show of the Cowbridge Horticultural Society last week, Mr. Edwin Reed, Cow- bridge, won the first prize for the best cot- tagers' garden within two miles of Cowbridge and Mr. Evan Thomas, Llanblethian, the second prize. The prizes were given by Dr. C. B. Meller. Successes.-At the examination held by the Associated Board of the R.A.M. and R.C.M. in July, the following candidates were suc- cessful in gaining certificates —xiarmony, lower division, Gladys Thomas, Cowbridge; Morfydd Watts, Llanmihangel; elementary, theory, Ethel Edwards, Aberavon; G. Wil- liams, Pontyclun; primary, theory, Enid Morris, Flemingstone. Singing, elementary, E. Edwards, Myra Jenkins, Llantrisant; B. asle, Penrhiwceiber; Alice Hopkins, Llan- carfan; L. Ryan Treherbert; singing, pri- mary, Enid Morris, Mollie Thomas, Boverton, and B. Griffiths, Maindy. Quoits.-Cowbridge met Creigiau on the home ground on Saturday, and were defeated by 10 points. From the start it seemed any odds on Cowbridge, as several of the visitors were completely off colour. As the game progressed, however, Creigiau improved, and with one game to play the home team had but six points to the good. It soon became evident that the Cowbridge player was get- ting the worst of the argument, and the match was lost. Scores:—Cowbridge—R. L. Thomas, 21; B. Maddy, 13; J. Warren, 14; E. Rees, 21; D. Maddy, 20; H. Gibbs, 21; W. Davies, 11; W. Hayward, 5; total, 126. Creigiau: G. Evans, 12; T. Evans, 21; T. Jenkins, 21; T. Griffiths, 12: W. McCarthy, 21; D. Williams, 7; Dl. Williams, 21; H. Bishop, 21; total, 136.
LLANTWIT MAJOR. G.F.S. Cricket Match.—On Thursday, the 2nd inst., a very interesting and in some re- spects exciting cricket match was played be- tween the local branches of the Girls' Friendly Societies of Llantwit Major and St. Athan. The members of the gentlemen's cricket club very kindly placed their excel- lent field for the use of the ladies' teams. Very smart work was accomplished by the Llantwit team, who proved themselves in every respect equal to the occasion. The result was that Llantwit scored in the two innings 80, while St. Athan scored in the two innings 59. The triumph of the Llantwit team is all the more creditable to them for the reason that the club is of very recent for- mation, while St. Athan has had longer ex- perience in the field. The members of the Llantwit Club entertained the St. Athan team to afternoon tea, and a very enjoyable time was spent in pleasant weather. The G.F.S. local branch, of which Miss Morris, The Vicarage, is the home associate, deserves more support than it gets for providing wholesome and healthy out-door exercise and recreation for the fair sex, who hitherto had no provision made for them. Tennis and cricket are now within the reach of all who wish to join the clubs held here in connec- tion with the G.F.S.
-RECORD ENTRIES AND ATTENDANCE. KEEN CHORAL CONTESTS. The fifth annual flower, fruit, and vege- table show, and eisteddfod, promoted by the Bridgend and District Horticultural Society were held on Wednesday in the spacious new Market-buildings, and proved to be of record character from every point of view. In previous years the show has been held in a field near Brewery-road, but the committee acted wisely in securing the Market-buildings which are admirably adapted for the purposes of the shows and eisteddfodau. an additional advantage being that the event would not be marred by unpropitious weather. The com- mittee had considerably extended the schedule as well as the eisteddfod programme this year, and it was only natural that there should be a great increase in the number of entries in both sections. In the show sec- tion the aggregate number of entries was something like 800, being an increase of over 200 in comparison with last year s. and 3-)0 with the previous year. This is a clear in- dication of the rapid progress which the show has made, and it is also worthy of note that there has been a satisfactory extension of the area from which the entries were re- ceived. Indeed the exhibits were so numer- ous that the portion of the Market-hall al- located for show purposes proved inadequate. and a spacious marquee had to be pitched near the Queen-street entrance, where plants were staged. There was not a single class which did not fill. and in most instances com- petition was particularly keen- The judges. Messrs. Thomas Coomber. F.R.H.b. (Hendra) and Jas. Bone. F.R.H.S. (Tredegar) were loud in their praise of the quality of the ex- hibits, and the former, having adjudicated at the show previously, was in a position to judge of the surprisingly rapid progress which was being made by the society. The "1 -1 L entries in the open classes included a number from outside the district, but in most cases local gentlemen and cottagers figured most prominently in the prize list. The chief features of this class were the fine displays of fruit and vegetables. The gentlemen s gardeners' classes were well filled. there being no less than 309 exhibits there were 117 in the cottagers', 201 in the amateurs and 84 in the special classes. In all departments good quality was maintained, and the judges had the utmost difficulty m some cases in selecting the best. Exhibits not for com- petition included a fine selection of begonias bv Messrs. Blackmore and Langdon. of Bath. There was the usual Cottage Hospital stad. to which a quantity of plants, floueis. and vegetables were contributed by exhibitors and others, and these were sold in aid of the funds of the hospital. There was also a stall in connection with the workhouse, on which were arranged a large assortment of articles prepared by sick inmates of the house. The attendance was considerably in excess of last year. a good proportion hailing from the neighbouring valleys, particularly the Garw. Those who visited the show during the afternoon included: Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl (president of the society) and Mrs. Nicholl. Merthvrmawr Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Wil- hams." Coedymwstwr: Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Randall. Yen. Archdeacon Edmondes. Col. and Mrs. Turbervill. Merthvrmawr Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Stockwood. Mr. Prichard, Bryn- tirion. and party: Mr. K. W, Llewellyn. Baglan Hall; Mrs. W. A. Williams. Tre- mains: Mrs. W. R. Randall and Miss Ran- dall: Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Byass. Mr. and Mrs. L. Bvass. the Misses Llewelyn. Court Colman; Alderman and Mrs. T. J. Hughes. Dr. R. J. Simons. Mrs R. L. Knight. Tytheg- stone Court; Mr. O. P. Traherne. Bryngarw House; Kev. E. S. Roberts. Mrs. Turbervill. Hendrefoilan: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Llewellyn, etc. At intervals during the afternoon capital selections were given by the Excelsior String Band. conducted by Mr. Tom Hopkins. The event was splen- didly organised, and the arrangements were carried out without the slightest hitch. The secretarial duties were discharged in an efficient manner by Mr. J. Whittingham and Mr. D. R. Jones. Mr. W. Farley is treasurer of the society. Mr. Peter Kelly chairman of the committee, Mr. W. J. Jones vice-chair- man. and the other members of the com- mittee included Messrs. W. Farlev. S. Jones. Evan Thomas. Thos. Goodman. E. Jenkins. W. Hodgins, R. Woods. C. Hodges. J. Sims. A. Price. Griffith Rees, E. Loveluck. C. Speck. J. Deacon. W. Jenkins. Lewis Ley- son. Noah Edwards. John Edwards. W. H. Thomas, and T. Watkins. The following were the awarcls:- OPEN CLASSES. Stove or Greenhouse Plants: 1. T. Tamp- lin Lewis. Bridgend; 2. S. Llewellyn, Bridg- end. Ferns: 1. T. T. Lewis; 2. C. Speck, Bridg- end 3. Sidney H. Byass, Glanogwr, Bridg- end. Table Foliage Plants: 1. S. Llewellyn; 2. Ven Archdeacon Edmondes. Flowering Geraniums: 1. Archdeacon Ed- mondes 2, S. Llewellyn. Tuberous Begonias: 1. Archdeacon Ed- mondes; 2, S. Llewellyn; v. J. M. Randall. Bridgend. Collection of Roses: 1. T. Crossling. Pen- arth; 2, Wm. Treseder. Cardiff. Sweet Peas: 1. S. H. Byass; 2, Col. Tur- bervill. Ewennv Priory. Dahlias: 1, W. Treseder. Best Collection of Fruit Colonel Turber- vill. Collection of Vegetables: 1. T. Tamplin Lewis: 2. Griffith Rees. Merthyrmawr. Sections of Honey: 1. W. H. Willrams; 2. David George. Extracted Honey: 1. C. S. Hood. Clemin- stone 2, W. H. Williams. Two Shallow Frames for extracting David George. Articles of Food containing Honey David George. GENTLEMEN S AND GARDENERS' CLASSES. Plants. Stove or Greenhouse Plants: 1, R. K. Prichard, Bryntinon; 2, S. Llewellyn; 3, Archdeacon Edmondes. Ferns: 1- S. H. Stockwood. Bridgend; 2, Archdeacon Edmondes; 3, Arthur J. Wil- liams, Coedymwstwr. Coleus: 1. S. H. Byass; 2. S. H. Stock- wood; 3, A. J. Williams. Fuschias: S. Llewellyn. Cockscombs: 1, R. L. Knight, Tytheg- stone Court; 2, S. H. Byass; 3, Archdeacon Edmondes. Flowering Geraniums: 1. ArchdeacorA Ed- mondes; 2, S. Llewellyn. 1 Tuberous Begonias: 1, S. H. Stockwood; 2, S. Llewellyn; 3, J. M. Randall. Gloxinias: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, R. K. Prichard. Table Foliage Plants: 1, J. 1. D. Nicholl, Merthyrmawr; 2, S. Llewellyn. Cut Flowers. Roses: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, S. H. Stock- wood 3, Mrs. Llewellyn, Court Colman. Cactus Dahlias: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, S. H. Stockwood. 1 Asters: 1. Archdeacon Edmondes; 2, S. H. Byass. Annuals: 1. S. H. Byass; 2. R. L. Knight; 3, S. H. Stockwood. Carnations: 1, S. H. Byass; 2, Archdeacon Edmondes. Sweet Peas: 1. Mrs. Llewellyn; 2, S. H. Byass; 3, Thos. Watkins. Coity. Geraniums: 1, S. H. Stockwood; 2, R. L. Knight. Fruit. Black Grapes: 1, Colonel Turbervill; 2, Mrs. Llewellyn. White Grapes: 1, Colonel Turbervill; 2, Mrs. Llewellyn. Melon 2, Colonel Turbervill. Collection of Dessert Fruit 1. Colonel Turbervill; 2, J. I. D. Nicholl: 3. T. Tamp- lin Lewis. Peaches: 1. Mrs. Llewellyn; 2, Colonel Turbervill. Dessert Apples: 1, Arthur J. Williams; 2, J. I. D. Nicholl. Kitchen Apples 1, Archdeacon Edmondes; 2, Thomas Watkins. Green Gooseberries: 1. Mrs. Llewellyn; 2, A. J. Williams. Red Gooseberries 1. A. J. Williams; 2, R. K. Prichard. Red v-urrants: 1, R. K. Prichard; 2, A. J. Williams. Black Currants: 1, A. J. Williams; 2, R. L. Knight. White Currants: 1, J. I. D. Nicholl; 2, R. K. Prichard. Vegetables. Best Collection of Vegetables: 1. R. K. Prichard; 2, R. L. Knight; 3. Peter Kelly, Bridgend. Kidnev Potatoes: 1. J. 1. D. Nicholl; 2, R. K. Prichard; 3. Peter Kelly. Round Potatoes: 1, Mrs. Llewellyn; 2, Archdeacon Edmondes. Four Varieties of Potatoes 1. Archdeacon Edmondes; 2. Thomas Richards, The Rest." Porthcawl. White Celery: 1, R. K. Prichard; 2. R. L. Knight. Red Celery: 1. R. K. Prichard; 2, J. I. D. Nicholl. Long Carrots: 1. Mrs. Llewellyn; 2, J. 1. D. Nicholl: 3. R. L. Knight. Short Carrots: 1. R. K. Prichard; 2. A. J. Williams; 3. J. M. Randall. Parsnips: 1. Mrs. Llewellyn; 2. Thos. Watkins. Onions: 1. R. L. Knight; 2. T. Tamplin Lewis. T Leeks: 1. R. K. Prichard: 2. Arthur J. Williams. Peas: 1. Mrs Llewellyn: 2. A. J. Williams. Brace of Cucumbers: 1. A. J. Williams; 2, Archdeacon Edmondes. Tomatoes: 1. Archdeacon Edmondes; 2. Mrs. Llewellyn. Runner Beans 1. R. L. Knight; 2. A. J. Williams. Broad Beans: 1. Col. Turbervill; 2, J. I. D. Nicholl. Thvarf Beans: 1. S. Llewellyn; 2, J. 1. D. Nicholl. Cauliflower: 1. Archdeacon Edmondes; 2, R. K. Prichard; 3. Col. Turbervill. Vegetable Marrows: 1. Archdeacon. Ed- mondes; 2. A. J. Williams. White cabbage: 1. A. J. Williams; 2. Peter Kelly. Red Cabbage: 1. Peter Kelly; 2. Col. Tllr- bervill. Turnips: 1. R. L. Knight; 2. R. K. Prichard. Cos Lettuce: 1. Peter Kelly; 2, A. J. Williams. Cabbage Lettuce: 1. Peter Kelly; 2, A. J. Williams. Rhubarb 1. li,. Llewellyn 2. Peter Kelly. Beetroot: 1, Thos. Watkins; 2, R. L. Knight. AMATEUR DIVISION. Plants and Flowers. Stove or Greenhouse Plants 1, C. Speck. Bridgend. Two Fuschias: 1, C. Speck; 2, John Deacon, Penyfai. Geraniums: 1, C. Speck; 2, Lewis Ley- shon, Penyfai. Begonias: 1. C. Speck; 2. John Deacon. Show and Cactus Dahlias 1. C. Speck. Asters: 1. C. Speck; 2, Thomas Raikes. Covchurch. Six Bunches of Cut Flowers: 1, Miss H. Rees. Merthyrmawr 2. C. Speck. Sweet Peas: 1. J. Deacon; 2. Miss H. Rees; 3. Joseph Harrison. Coity. Fruit. Kitchen Apples: 1, James James, Cefn Glas, Bridgend; 2, Griffith Rees, Merthyr- mawr. Green Gooseberries: 1. Lewis Leyshon; 2, John Deacon. Red Gooseberries: 1. John Edwards; 2, Lewis Leyshon. Black Currants 1, Griffith Rees. Red Currants: 1, Griffith Rees. v egetables. Collection of Vegetables: 1. L. Leyshon; 2. Griffith Rees. Kidney Potatoes: 1, John Deacon; 2, L. Leyshon; 3. G. Rees. Round Potatoes: 1, L. Leyshon: 2, John Deacon; 3, Evan Llewellyn. Four Varieties of Potatoes: 1, G. Rees; 2, L. Leyshon; 3. Evan Howe, St. Lrides. Cauliflowers: 1. L. Leyshon; 2, oJ. Deacon; 3, G. Rees. White Cabbage: 1, John Deacon; 2, Lewis Leyshon. Red Cabbage: 1, C. Speck; 2, Evan Llewellyn. Broad Beans 1, G. Rees; 2, L. Leyshon; 3, W. Dark, Colwinstone. Runner Beans 1. L. Leyshon; 2, Griffith Rees; 3, Wm. Howells, Treos. Dwarf Beans: 1, Griffith Rees; 2, Edward George Woodham, Tythegstone. Parsnips 1. G. Rees 2, Evan Llewellyn 3. Edward Geo. Woodham. Turnips: 1, L. Leyshon: 2. John Edwards. Penyfai. Long Carrots: 1, E. J. Thomas, Treos; 2, G. Rees; 3. E. G. Woodham. Short Carrots: 1, L. Leyshon; 2, Griffith Rees; ii, J. Deacon. Leeks: 1. John Edwards; 2, Evan Howe; 3. John Deacon. White celery: 1, L. Leyshon; 2, Evan Howe. Red Celery: 1. E. Howe: 2. G. Rees. Spring Onions: 1, L. Leyshon; 2, Evan Howe: 3. G. Rees. Autumn Onions: 1.. J. Deacon 2, Walter Davies; 3, Evan Howe. Peas: 1. J. Deacon; 2,-Evan Llewellyn; 3. Evan Howe. Vegetable Marrows: 1. Lewis Leyshon; 2, (j Speck. Shalots: 1. Thos. Raikes; 2. C. Speck; 3, L. Leyshon. COTTAGERS' CLASSES. Plants and Flowers. Two Window Plants:. 1. H. H. Speck, Bridgend. Fuschias in Pots: 1, H. H. Speck; 2, E. G. Woodham. Single Plant in Pot (any kind): 1, H. H. Speck: 2, T. J. Watkins. Coity. Asters: i Joseph Harrison; 2, Thomas Raikes. Nosegay of Garden Flowers: 1, Mrs. Cossom. Bridgend; 2, A. B. Pearson, Pare Gwvllt 3. Joseph Harrison. Bunches of Cut Flowers: 1. Joseph Harri- son 2, H. Dyer. Coity; 3. Mrs. Cossom. Sweet Peas: 1. Mrs. Cossom; 2, Joseph Harrison. Basket of Wild Flowers (open to children under 13 years of age): 1. Kitty Thomas; 2, Cassie Reeves, Bridgend 3. Alfred Jury, St. Brides. Vegetables. Best Collection of Vegetables: 1. Evan Howe; 2, Evan Llewellyn 3. John Edwards. Round Potatoes 1, John Edwards; 2, E. Llewellyn. Kidney Potatoes: 1. A. Smith; 2, John Edwards. Peas: 1. John Edwards; 2, Mrs. Noah Ed- wards 3, E. J. Thomas. Runner Beans: 1. H. Dyer; 2, John Ed- wards; 3. Edward George Woodham. White Cabbages: 1. A. Smith. Onions: 1. Joseph Harrison; 2, John Ed- wards. Rhubarb': 1, A. Smith; 2. John Edwards. Shalots: 1. John Llewellyn; 2, Thomas Raikes- 3. Joseph Harrison. SPECIAL PRIZES.—Open. Collection of Vegetables (prizes given by Messrs. Sutton and Sons): i, John Deacon; 2, S. Llewellyn. Collection of Vegetables (by -Hessrs. Wheeler): 1. John Deacon; 2, Thos. Good- man; 3, Evan Llewellyn. Collection of Vegetables (Messrs Clibrans): 1, J. 1. D. Nicholl; 2, Evan Llewellyn; 3, Thos. Watkins, Coity. Exhibits from Carter's Seeds: 1, Lewis Leyshon. Sweet Peas (by Mr. Robert Sydenham): 1, S. H. Byass; 2, Joseph Harrison; 3, R. L. Knight. Greatest number of Points in the Horticul- tural Classes: Griffith Rees, Merthyrmawr. The prize consisted of the Toogood Sterling Silver Championship Challenge Shield and certificate in excellence in Horticulture. Rose Blooms. H.P.'s or H*T. s, and Cactus Dahlias (bv Mr. Wm. Treseder): 1, C. Speck. Cactus Dahlias (by Mr. Treseder): S. H. Byass. Herbaceous Cut Flowers .by Messrs. Evans and Co.. Llanishen): 1, Thos. Watkins; 2, S. Llewellyn. Dish of Cooked Potatoes: 1. Mrs. Turner, Porthcawl; 2, Mary Jones. Tvthegstone; 3, A. B. Pearson. First prize given by Mr. J. L. Stradling. Best hand specimen of plain needlework (adults): 1, Mrs. Jones; 2, Gladys James, Cefn Glas; 3. Mrs. Cossom. Prize by Miss M. Llewellyn. Court Colman. Ditto (open to children attending school): 1, Maud Harry; 2, Ada Jury; 3, Cecilia Jury. Prizes by Mrs. J. M. Randall. Best baked cottager's loaf of bread, baked in cottager's own oven: 1, James Jury; 2, Florence Organ. Bridgend 3. Nellie Harri- son, Tythegstone. Prizes by Mr. J. I. D. Nicholl, Merthyrmawr. Specimen of darning and patching I (adults): 1. Mary Jones: 2. Bertha Lever. I Prizes by Mrs. Nicholl, Merthyrmawr. Ditto (children attending schools): 1, Florence Organ. Best Cooked Workmen's Dinner (open to Best Cooked Workmen's Dinner (open to labourer's wives): 1, Mrs. John Edwards; 2, Mrs. James Jury. Prizes given by Mrs. R. L. Knight. Vase of Sweet Peas: 1. Miss H. Rees; 2. Mrs. Cossom; 3. John Edwards. Prizes: given by Mr. S. H. Byass. Open to all. Best exhibit of Herbaceous Flowers: 1. Wm. Treseder; 2. H. and W. Evans. Llanishen; 3. S. H. Byass. First prize given by Mr. S. H. Byass.
ALLEGED BREACH OF COVENANT. At Glamorgan Assizes on Wednesday, be- fore Mr. Justice Jelf and a common jury, an action for jMOO damages for breach of the covenant of a lease was heard, in which Mr. Albert T. Averill, butcher and publican, Brynmenin, was the plaintiff, and Messrs. Abraham John Lawrence. Pontycymmer, and H. J. Randall, solicitor, Bridgend, trustees and exceutors of the late Mr. Edward Law- rence, were the defendants. There was also a counter-claim set up with respect to a covenant to repair. Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C., M.P.. and Mr. Ivor Bowen (instructed by Mr E. T. David, Bridgend) were for plaintiff, and Mr. Abel Thomas, K.C., M.P' and Mr. Gaskell (instructed by Messrs. Randall and Co.) defended. Mr. Evans opened in such a way as not to preclude a settlement, as the case was one which ought to be settled. Plaintiff was suing as the lessee of the Fox and Hounds Public-house, Brynmenin. It was an old house, and had been out of repair for a long time. and Mr. Lawrence, the father of one of the defendants, entered into an agreement with the plaintiff by which Mr. Averill was to have a lease of the public-house for 14 years at the large rent of t200 a year, the tenant to also pay rates and taxes. The arrangement included the building by Mr. Lawrence of a butcher's shop and slaughter- house either upon the demised premises or close by. but before the lease was actually entered into Mr. Lawrence died, and there- upon his property passed into the hands of the two defendants, who concluded the bar- gain. The covenants of the lease provided in addition to the erection by the lessors of the butcher's shop that tlicly should put the public-house in repair within six months, after which plaintiff was to keep the place in good repair. The house had not been re- paired. nor had the butcher's shop and slaughter-house been erected, and plaintiff had suffered thereby. Defendants had ad- mitted not carrying out the covenants of the lease, but pleaded that they made the lease simply as trustees and executors and were not liable. However, the court of Chancery decided that they were liable, and a settle- ment was drawn up on the following basis reduction of rent amounting to £ 450 exten- sion of the lease for seven years, and pay- ment of £70 damages and costs. The dam- ages claimed had been £ 150. but plaintiff had knocked the sum down to JE70. Of course, in that arrangement the lessors were not to build the butcher's shop and slaughter-house, as plaintiff was to have the money instead. However, the arrangement fell through, but a settlement was still open. During the adjournment for lunch the parties consulted his Lordship in his private room. On the Court resuming a settlement was announced as follows: Judgment for the plaintiff £ 350 damages and costs. His Lord- ship observed that the terms of settlement were the best possible, but it would be per- fectly right that it should be represented to the learned judge in the administration suit that if possible the burden should be taken off the shoulders of the defendants and placed upon the shoulders of the estate of ce.stuis que trust for whom they were acting. As to the repairs, there was to be no further obligation on either except as are incidental to the re- lationship of landlord and tenant. Judgment was entered accordingly.
TUESDAY'S SHOOTING. Glorious weather again prevailed on Tues- day. Firing in the Talbot Memorial at 200 yards began shortly before 10 o'clock. There was a light westerly breeze of somewhat un- certain quantity, and the same conditions prevailed at 500 yards, which range was not completed before 2 o'clock. Corporal Tom Lewis, who had come back with 31, put on a splendid possible at 500 yards, and thus to- talled 66, while Private Tom Hopkin, another Bridgender, brought his aggregate to 66. There was still a light breeze when shooting at 600 yards began. Private Tom Hopkin, after starting with an inner got on to the bull, and kept there, finishing up with the fine aggregate of a century. As events turned out this score was not beaten on Tuesday. Corporal Tom Lewis was almost the only other man able to touch it, but he only managed 32 at 600, and fin- ished up in the second place with 98. The Lord-Lieutenant's aggregate was made up late on Tuesday night, the leading scores being Corporal D. J. Morris 198, Private T. Hop- kin 192, Corporal T. Lewis 191, and Private Tom Jones 188. The chief local scores on Tuesday were — FIRST STAGE TALBOT MEMORIAL. Seven Rounds at 200, 500, and 600. 200 500 600 Tl. Private T. Hopkin 33 33 34 100 Corpl. T. Lewis 31 35 32 98 Private T. Jones 30 35 31 96 Lieut. A. G. Thomas 3 34 29 96 Col.-Sergt. H. D. Jones 32 31 30 93 Mr. C. Nash, Port Talbot 28 31 32 91 Corporal Meredith 28 32 30 90 Capt. O. Felton 29 30 31 90 Trooper W. R. Davies 31 28 30 89 ASSOCIATION PRIZES. Third Series.-600 Yards. Corporal D. J. Morris, C4 34 Trooper W. R. Davies, t4 34 Staff-Sergt. J. Lane, 15s 31
Town Hall Theatre, Maesteg. LEESEES MESSRS. POOLE. MANAGER MR. J. H. STEPHENS. ENORMOUS ATTRACTION FOR THREE NIGHTS ONLY Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16, 17 & 18. THE GREATEST NOVELTY EVER IN WALES, Comprising DRAMA. COMEDY 6L VARIETY EDWARD RANIER London Iheatre„ In the Great Detective Drama- BANK ROBBERY." Special Engagement of several "Star Artistes," including LLOYD & LLOYD, the Celebrated Singers and Dancer^ and EDIE GRAY, the Star Comedienne. These well-known Artistes will appear nightly with the Drama.
THE INDEPENDENT LABOUR PARTY. MR. HARTSHORN'S VEILED ATTACK ON MR. BRACE (?). The annual demonstration of the Indepen- dent Labour branches in Mid-Glamorgan was held at P'orthcawl on Wednesday. There was a good attendance. Mr. H. Johns, Briton Ferry, presided. Mr. James O'Grady, M.P., had been announced to speak, but a telegraln was received from him regretting his inability to attend through illness. Mr. W. Field, the secretary of the South Wales I.L.P. Federation, delivered an ad- dress; in which he congratulated the miners of South Wales on their declaration in favour of independence. As a naturalised Welsh- man from Yorkshire—(laughter)—he hoped that his oivn county men would be equally as wise. In reply to an interruption, What about Cockermouth?" Mr. Field replied, "Wait a bit, and you shall have more Cockermouth than you bargain for. One thing Cockermouth has revealed to us. A month ago we did not know we had any sup- porters of Independent Labour. Now we know we have at least fourteen hundred." (Laughter and applause.) T The Rev. David Rees, Bridgend, in pro- posing a resolution in favour of Labour in- dependence, spoke on Socialism and Chris- tianity. He claimed that in ethics they were the same. Both stood for peace among men. (Hear, hear.) Some people seemed to think that Socialism and Christianity were opposed. That was not so. It was true that many Socialists were working out- |ide the churches. But that was due to the churches having failed to live up to their great mission of peace. An instance of this was given after the Boer War. A popular Nonconformist minister went out to South Africa. On his return pictures of Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener and other pro- minent soldiers who had taken part in the war were thrown upon a screen in this mini- ster's splendid place of worship. At last a man got up and suggested that as that was a building built for the worship of the Prince of Peace, it would not be a bad idea if they threw upon the screen a picture of Jesus Christ. It was because the churches forgot their mission that so many Socialists worked apart from them. When the churches really worked for peace, then they would have the Socialists with them. Mr. Meth. Jones, Pontycymmer, supported the motion in a clear Welsh speech. Mr. W. Trainer, Leeds, organiser for the I.Jj.P. in South Wales, said that years ago he decided that the churches were all wrong, and he Would have nothing to do with them, as they seemed to be hostile to the teaching of Sociaiism, which was animated bv the spirit of brotherhood which formed the basis of real Christianity. He had discovered that he had acted hastily and had made a mis- take. He was not ashamed to admit an error of impetuous youth. He did not now think that the churches were hostile to Socialism. He thought they did not yet properly understand it, they had not studied ,c sufficiently. But the churches were wak- ing to an interest in Socialism, and he be- lieved the more they studied it and the more they came to understand it. the more favour- able would they be towards it. (Applause.) He was glad to find that at last the Welsh miner was displaying a keen desire to assist in the establishment of a National Labour Part<- He thought it very significant and encouraging that the districts which had voteo most heavily for affiliating with the L.R.C. were those in which active I.L.P. branches were established. He hoped the I L.J* would feel encouraged and would go on establishing branches. Mr- Vernon Hartshorn miners' agent, Maesteg, said that six years ago a conference had been held and the progress made since had been wonderfully encouraging. They had recognised that if South Wales was to be the influence in the Labour movement that it ought to 'be, the miner must be won over from his fetish of Liberalism. It had been decided to make special efforts in Mid- Glaifiorgan, which was a Labour stronghold represented by a popular Liberal lawyer. Sillee then an active propaganda had been car/ied on. What was the result? The re- sult was to be seen in the ballot which had just taken place. The issue had been laid clearly and unmistakably before the men. Those who favoured affiliation told the men that what they had to decide was whether they would sever their connection with the Tory party and the Liberal party and form an organisation of their own. In Mid-Gla- morgan five men out of every seven had gone for abolishing their allegiance with the other two parties, and joining hands with the otter Trade Unions. Whatever other lesson might be learnt, its message to the Liberal- Labour element was emphatic—it declared they should number their days and apply their hearts unto wisdom. (Applause.) There was still much work to be done by the I.I.P. The task had not been completed yet- Let the I.L.P. go on with their pro- paganda and depend upon it there would be a further awakening in Mid-Glamorgan and if the South Wales coalfield generally as the result of the efforts put forth. The object of the Labour party was to dominate Parlia- ment. They were told It will be all right, b^t don't interfere with old friends." What had the old friends done? There were twenty-five to thirty thousand workers in the South Wales coalfield, mostly married men with families, who had to subsist at a wage ot not more than £1 per week. After five years of hard work. which had brought down oil them misrepresentation, vilification, and calumny, the Labour men were winning, and the men generally would reap the rich har- vest. (Applause.) Let them go on in the future with unflinching determination, there had been a good deal of divergence of opinion among the leaders of the men on the L.R.C. question. He had every respect for liien like Mabon who would come out openly and declare his hostility to the principles v'hich the L.R.C. men advocated. But he vould tell them of the kind of men for whom }:e had no respect. It was the kind of men \dlO. holding first class positions in the ranks of the greatest industrial organisation in this country, and also positions in the House of Commons, still had not got the manhood to come out and tell the people which side they were on. This was a class of men for whom there was no room in the Labour move- ment. Labour men should have deep-rooted convictions, and it was their business to come out and face opposition. Because there was a little patch of villadom in a man's con- stituency ought not to be the reason for him remaining silent on a great question like this. The resolution was carried with only one dissentient.
A FIVE PER CENT. DIVIDEND. The eighteenth ordinary general meeting of the shareholders of the International Coal Co., Ltd., was held at the Angel Hotel, Car- diff. There were present Messrs. Thomas Goldsworthy, J.P., Daniel Williams, and Evan Owen, J.P. (directors), Mr. Alfred Ed- wards (secretary), and a small number of shareholders. In the unavoidable absence of the chairman of the company (Sir W. T. Lewis, Bart.), Alderman Goldsworthy, J.P., of Newport, presided. The directors in their report for the year ended June 30th stated that there had been a. profit of £6,999 10s. 5d., which, with the amount brought forward from the last ac- count, made a to.tal of £15,206 Os. 8d., which they recommended should be applied as fol- lows:—A dividend of 5s. per share, free of income-tax, payable on the 10th inst., being 5 per cent. for the year; that £5,000 be added to the reserve, bringing that fund up to £ 20,000; and carrying forward a balance of JE5,956 Os. 8d. to the next account. In moving a resolution adopting the report and balance sheet and delcaring a dividend of 5 per cent., the Chairman said the share- holders would observe that the output for the year was considerably reduced in consequence of a prolonged dispute with the workmen, which has, happily, now been amicably settled. The policy of further strengthen- ing the reserve fund he felt sure would be supported by the shareholders generally, and he had therefore much pleasure in pro- posing the resolution. This being seconded by Mr. Evan Owen, was submitted to the meeting and carried unanimously. The retiring director was Sir William Thomas Lewis, Bart., whose re-election was proposed by Alderman Goldsworthy. He took the opportunity of informing the share- holders present of the great help Sir William had rendered to the company, not only by his regular attendance at the meetings of the board, but by making himself available upon every occasion when consultation was desired in regard to the affairs of the company. He had very great pleasure in proposing that Sir William be now re-elected. Mr. Benjain Jones (Aberdare) seconded, remarking that the company were fortunate in being able to count upon the assistance of so able a gentleman in the administration of the affairs of the company. Other shareholders having spoken in a similar strain, upon a vote being taken Sir William was unanimously re-elected. Mr. Herbert J. Goss, F.C.A., was re-ap- pointed auditor for the ensuing year. A vote of thanks was passed to Alderman Goldsworthy, recognising his services in the chair that day, and thanking the officials of the company at Cardiff and the colliery for their efforts on behalf of the company dur- ing the past year.
A NEGLECTED WARNING. Exceptionally painful and tragic circum- stances attend the drowning of two little boys at Aberthaw on Tuesday. The victims were Stanley Powell, aged 11, and Henry Powell, aged nine, sons of Stephen Powell, collier, Llantwit Vardre. The boys had gone with a Sunday School picnic to the Leys, and were accompanied by an elder brother, William, aged sixteen, and a younger brother, aged six. Although warned not to do so, the four boys went to bathe in the Crescent Harbour," a pool on the beach which is very deep in some places. Soon after the boys had entered the water the three elder ones were in difficulties, but William managed to scramble out, while the youngest lad ran away from the scene terro- stricken and shrieking. His cries soon brought a number of people to the spot, but the two victims had sunk beneath the surface. Police-Constable Yates, from St. Athan, brought ropes, and he and other men in boats tried to recover the bodies. Their efforts were unavailing, and presently a Barry Dock pilot, named James Jones, came on the scene. Removing nis trousers and coat he plunged into the water, and after diving five or six times he brought up both bodies. A remarkable incident was then witnessed. Jones, after showing splendid pluck, gave way to a paroxysm of grief, and passionately kissed the bodies of both the deceased children. In conversa- tion with a reporter on Tuesday night, Mr. Jones stated that while driving to the Leys he heard that his own child had been drowned, but on arriving at the beach he was informed that that was not so. Still, he was not satisfied on that point until he had recovered both bodies.
Wyndham and Dinas Main Hauliers. A meeting of the sub-committee appointed to deal with the hauliers' wages question was held at the South Wales Institute of En- gineers. The points in dispute at several individual collieries in regard to which no definite decision was arrived at at the last meeting of the committee came up for fur- ther consideration, the committee requiring further evidence before dealing with the points at issue. In regard to the No. 1 level of Dinas Main Colliery, a settlement was arrived at after a lengthy discussion, the rate for hauling to be 3s. 4d., with 8d. in addition, making it 4s. to cover dooring and water. With regard to overtime, the full rate is to be paid. The committee also considered the griev- ances of the hauliers employed at North's Navigation Wyndham Collieries, Ogmore Vale, who were dissatisfied with their rate of pay, which they assert is less than before the agreement came into operation. Owing to the different systems of working and remun- eration obtaining at the various collieries and in some cases at the same collierv, the diffi- culties of the committee in arnving at an amicable arrangement are very great, conse- quently the committee goes fully into indi- vidual cases.
The road tarring experiments in Caroline- street Bridgend, by the District Council were commenced yesterday morning. Printed and Published by the Central Gla- morgan Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, at the Glamorgan Gazette" Offices, Queen-street. Brideend, in the Parish of Oldcastle, in the County of Gla- morgan. FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th, 1906,