PEOPLE TELL THE TRUTH. People tell the truth about Gwilym Evans's Quinine Bittera, because they ane grateful for the good they have derived when suffering from starred, poor, thin blood; or the ex- haustion of nerves, and the worries from overwork. DONE MTJCH GOOD. 33 Dunston-street, Haggerston. Dear Sirs,—Will be so kind as to for- ward me three bottles of Gwilym Evans's Quinine Bitters (12s. 6d.) as soon as possible. I feel that the bottle which I have taken has done me much gooe., and I believe if I take three more bottles they will set me to rights -again. I am glad to say that I feel much better after taking one bottle.—Yours truly, M. Morgan. RECEIVED GREAT BENEFIT. 8 Campbell-street, Stockton-on-Tees. Sirs.—Having received great benefit myself by taking Gwilym Evans's Quinine Bitters on different occasions, I wish my nephew, who is very weak, to give it a trial. Therefore send me, by return of post. a 4s. 6d. bottle, for which I enclose cash.—Yours truly, R. J. Jones. SAVE YOURSELF FROM IMITATIONS. Save yourself from theftood of imitations that fill the market. Insist on having the Genuine Article. Look on the label, stamp, and bottle, and find the name Gwilym Evans." Then you are safe.^ No other Pre- paration is "Just as good," or "The same thing." Gwilym* Evans's Quinine Bitters is sold everywhere in bottles 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. each, or will be sent, carriage free, on receipt of stamps, direct from the Sole Proprietors: The Quinine Bitters Manufacturing Com- pany, Limited, Llacelly, South Wales.
SUOOTINfi MATCH. I B SQUADRON IMPERIAL YEOMANRY SHOOTING CLUB HANDICAP. At Merthyrmawr Range on 26th Septem- ber. Scores:— M cap. 2UD 5UU 600 'II. Sergt.-MajorB&rrett 3 28 30 29 90 Sergt.-Major King 3 29 31 26 89 Sergt.-Major Lambert 9 26 28 22 85 Sergt. Tapson .10 25 26 18 79 Trooper Davies 0 28 32 32 92 Trooper Jones 3 27 28 26 84 1st prize, field glasses, presented by Messrs. I Dold: Winner, Trooper W. R. Davies; 2nd prize, £1, Sergt.-Major Barrett. I
SUNDAY DRINKS AT TONDU. COUNCILLOR-PUBLICAN PROSECUTEI CONFLICTING EVIDENCE: CASE DISMISSED. The Bridgend magistrates were engaged for nearly three hours on Saturday in hear- ing a charge against Albert Lewis, of the Tondu Arms, Tondu, of keeping open ille- gally on Sunday, September 23rd. Mr. Jestyn Jeffries, of Neath, was for the defence. P.C. Alfred Evans, stationed at Bettws, stated that on the previous Sunday, at 7.5 p.m., he and P.S. Prosser and P.C. Anthony commenced to watch the Tondu Arms. He detailed the times at which he alleged a num- ber of people entered the house and left it. At 8.10 Catherine McQuire entered the house by the front door. The landlord brought her something in a glass which she drank. She handed somethmg to Mr. Lewis, who came to the door, looked up and down the road, and Mrs. McQuire went out. At 8.20 Alfred Turner, who irved at Duffryn- road, Tondu, entered the house and spoke to the landlord, who brought him a pint meas- ure, from which he drank the contents. He handed something to the landlord, who came to the door and looked about before Turner left. At 8.35 William Oliver came up and stood in front of the house. Defendant's daughter came out to sweep the front and Oliver spoke to her. She then went in and he followed, and whilst he was in the passage she brought him a pint glass containing something the colour of beer. He handed something to her. She came out, look up and down, and he followed her and went away. At 11.52 William Burgess, who lives at Shute, Bettws, entered. The landlord brought him something in a pint measure, and Burgess handed something to him. At 12.40 William Oliver again came down the road, walked past the house two or three times, and then entered. Witness and Anthony then MADE A BOLT for the house. When they got near the door they heard a rustling out at the back. He asked Mrs. Lewis where Oliver was. and she replied, "I don't know I've not seen Oliver." The landlord then came up. and witness asked him where Oliver was, and he said "I've not seen him." Witness then told him what he had seen that morning, and referred especially to the woman McQuire, Turner, Burgess and Oliver, who were resi- dents of the place. He replied "Oliver has not been in my house this morning, and I have not seen Turner, McQuire, or Burgess. Surely you don't expect me to know everyone who comes into my house." Witness exam- ined the visitors' book, and found there were four names on the book. He searched the house, but failed to find Oliver. He then went to Oliver's house and asked to see him, but his mother refused to say where he was. He could see into the passage from where he was concealed. By Mr. Jestyn Jenries He believed that apart from the 'four persons named, all the people who entered the house were bona fide travellers. P.C. Anthony rook the names of nine people in the house, all of whom he be- lieved were travellers. He denied that he mistook a man at the back of the house for Oliver. He had seen Burgess since the affair and he said he went to the house to fetch an umbrella, which he left the night before. He and Anthony were CONCEALED IN THE STORES of the Tndu Iron Works, 25 yards from the front door of the house. By Supt. Davies: The previous Saturday was not wet, and it would be quite unneces- sary for Burgess to carry an umbrella. P.C. Anthony corroborated, and was cross- examined at great length by Mr. Jestyn Jeffries. P.S. Prosser also gave evidence. In reply to Mr. Jeffries, he said he could see three- quarters of the way down the front passage. He had known Oliver since he was a boy. Mr. Jeffries said his instructions were that it was absolutely impossible for anyone to see into the passage from where the officers said they were concealed. The Chairman How can you say that ? You don't appear to know the position, and the three constables say they could see. Mr. Jeffries: I am instructed so. P.S. Gill was called, and he had examined the spot. There was a full view of the pass- age. For the defence, Albert Lewis, the defend- ant, in answer to Mr. Jeffries, said he was a member of the Parish Council and of the Group of School managers, and an overseer of the parish. He received a great number cf calls on Sundays from people who were en- titled to get refreshments, his house being the CHIEF PLACE OF CALL for people coming to Bridgend from Maesteg and the Garw Valley. Oliver was not in his house on Sunday morning to his knowledge. He did not see Mrs. McQuire, and he did not know Turner. Nothing had been mentioned to him by the police about Turner being in the house. He did not see Burgess. By the Chairman: He did not request people to put their names in the visitors' book if he knew them. By Supt. Davis He kept his door open so as to show he did not trade secretly. He did a very large Sunday trade. Mrs. Lewis, wife of the defendant, said Mrs McQuire came to the house on Saturday, and asked if she could leave a box there, because it was too heavy to carry home alone. Wit- ness consented, and on Sunday she came tc take some clothing out of it for two little children. Burgess came and asked for an umbrella. Neither of them had anything to drink. A man named Thomas Evans put a horse up at the hotel on Saturday, and came there on Sunday to feed it. He was out at the back when the police entered, and P.C. Evans went up to him and putting his hand on his shoulder, said "I have got you." She did not see Oliver tha10 morning. Thomas Evans corroborated Mrs. Lewis's evidence as to P.C. Evans saying I HAVE GOT YOU." William Oliver denied that he was in the Tondu Arms on Sunday morning. Catherine McQuire said she had nothing to drink in the house. Cross-examined she said she called at the house on the way TO the Roman Catholic Church for the children clothing, as the door of the house was open, and she thought it might foe closed on the way back. William Burgess was called, but the Chair- man said the Bench did not want to hear him. Personally, he carried an umbrella wet or fine. Mr. Jeffries (picking an umbrella up from the table): There is one here, and it does not rain to-day. The Chairman said the Bench had decided to give the defendant the benefit of th3 doubt. The case was very suspicious, but the magistrates were all of opinion that the police had mistaken Thomas Evans for Wm. Oliver. Mrs. McQuire's explanation seemed reasonable, and as for Burgess he appeared to have been in the house only three minutes. The most suspicious part of the case was that relating to Alfred Turner.
LABOURS FALSE FRIENDS." To the Editor. Sir,—Kindly allow me a short space in your valuable paper to reply to your corres- pondent's letter signed "H. Eynon Lewis." I have lived and toiled with the miners of Mid-Glamorgan for the last fifteen years, and know by experience the trials and difficulties which they have to contend with. I am surprised to find at this juncture so many who are ready to barter their hard-earned right of direct Labour representation for the Liberal hypocrisy which stands self-con- demned condemned also by the majority of the miners of Great Britain when they formed the direct Labour representation scheme, with the object of forming a dis- tinct Labour group in the House of Com- mons. For this distinct group we have sacri- ficed out of our hard-earned wages Is. per year for five years. We are under no obliga- tion to the -Liberal party. We do not finance the Labour party to enable them to proclaim Liberalism as the prime factor in all indus- trial and political blessedness. The Labour party is the workers' protest against 50 years of Liberal and Tory hypocrisy. What have they done for the unemployed? The millions on the verge of starvation? The aged and the afflicted who are deprived of citizenship because they apply for relief to the Board of Guardians, which, as a rule, consists of respectable capitalists, leavened by a Chris- tian minister or two, who have done nothing towards removing the cause of poverty ? It is not the relief of poverty we want, but the abolition of it. It may surprise Mr. Lewis to know that there was a vote by ballot taken of the miners throughout the division a month or so before the General Election in January last. The result was a large major- ity in favour of running a Labour candidate. A conference was called for, but the miners' executive (in the face of the ballot) decided amongst themselves that the time was not ripe. So I claim that the change of front has not been with the miners, but with the executive. This was due to the Lib.-Lab. element on the Executive Council. Let it be known that the Tories are our open enemies, and the Radicals our false friends. Labour has to fight both alike. As the Liberals and Tories sink their political dif- ferences when in conflict with Labour, I make a most earnest appeal to my fellow-workers and co-electors in Mid-Glamorgan to sink our political differences and unite together in the interests of Labour. Labour produces enough and to spare. Why should the labourer want?—I am, etc., GEORGE MYERS, Checkweigher Ton Phillip Colliery. -+-
LOCAL GOSSIP. Recently there appeared in this column a reference to the Rev. John Jones, vicar of Ogmore Vale, as one of five brothers who are or have been in Holy Orders. The record of the family of the RBv. M. C. Gower Williams, curate of Coity, is perhaps still more remark- able. Mr. Williams is one of six brothers, the four elder of whom are already in Orders, whilst the two younger are preparing for the same calling, one at Lampeter and the other at Llandovery College. The four already in Orders are the Rev. A. G. Williams, curate of Abercanaid. Merthyr Tydfil; Rev. L. W. Williams, curate of Pendlebury, Manchester Rev. J. Gower Williams, curate in Bolton; and Rev. M. C. Gower Williams. They are the sons of Rev. Lewis Williams, vicar of Llanfair-ar-y-Bryn, Llandovery, and their grandmother, who died at the great age of 95, had a number of descendents who studied for the church; 16 of them aie now in Orders and five are preparing—21 altogether. An invention by Mr. David Lewis, of 101 Nolton-street, Bridgend. of an apparatus for automatically stopping trains running past signals which are against them is of consider- able interest in view of the recent Grantham disaster. Mr. Lewis and Mr. E. T. David, solicitor, Bridgend, have just patented an in- genious apparatus which, it is claimed, would prevent any disaster in the nature of that which occurred at Grantham. The appara- tus automatically puts a rod, whieh is located between the rails, in an upright position wten the signal is at danger. This rod strikes a corresponding rod on the engine, which shuts off steam, puts on the brakes, and blows the whistle of the engine without any assistance from the driver or guard. With this apparatus should the driver through ill- ness, lapse of memory, or sudden insanity run past a signal which is against him, his train would immediately be brought to a standstill. Mr. Lewis has shown his invention to rail- way officials, and they speak highly of it. Efforts are being made to bring the invention to the notice of the Board of Trade. Mr. Lewis has in his house a very well executed working model of the invention, which he is always pleased to show to anyone interested. When Madame Patti first came to Wales, in 1879, she took Waterton Hall, a modest mansion situate about two miles from Bridgend. The diva practised every morn- ing, and sometimes in the evening. It often hapgened that quite a small crowd of towns- people would s1<and near the wall of the house listening to the great cantatrice. One day, about a month after the arrival of the party, the late Signor Nicolini, who was very fond of the gun and rod, went fishing in the Ewenny River, a stream noted for salmon and trout. The signor appears to have tres- passed upon Colonel Turbervill's fishing rights, for after catching a few trout he was seized by a couple of bailiffs and hied to Ewenny Priory, the colonel's residence. The tenor's English was defective, his excited pro- testation, I am Nicolini," being one of the few connected sentences of which he was master. Colonel Turbervill was not long in establishing the truth of the Italian's state- ment, and Nicolini was informed that he might fish in the Ewenny without fear of fur- ther molestation. The diva only stayed at Waterton Court for six months. Breconshire has been paid a special com- pliment by the article in Munsey's Magazine." The writer named ''the five American clergymen who seem to be the most prominent," and at the head of the list ap- pears the name of the Rev. D. Parker Morgan, who,, while curate at Aber- avon, frequently occupied the pulpit at Newcastle Church, Bridgend. This gentle- man was born at a farmhuuse near Brecon, educated at Christ College before he went to a university, and was known at one time as equally eloquent and popular. He published a thoughtful volume of sermons, entitled By Little and Little." While rector of the Church of the Heavenly Rest. New York, he had the gratification of frequently observ- ing among his hearers the late President Gar- field. Gifted with exceptional elocutionary powers which had been assiduously culti- vated, endowed with large social qualities, and patriotic to his finger tips, it is no won- der that the Rev. D. Parker Morgan has achieved great prominence. Prebendary Carlisle, the founder of the Church Army, during his visit to Swansea in support of the aims of the Army, met a select party at the house of Mrs. Picton Turbervill, where Sir General and Lady Hills-Johnes, Colonel and Mrs. Gwynne- Hughes, Mr. Graham Vivian, and others attended. The Prebendary during an admirable address remarked that the prin- ciple of .¡ No work, no relief," adopted by the Army showed half the beggars to be scoundrels who ought not to be helped. The Church Army were-hopeful of getting juvenile offenders sent to them instead of to prison, as at present, and he believed magistrates were going to do more in that direction than they had done. (Hear, hear.) A country-loving townsman writes What a pity it is that that expansive tableland known as Mynydd Eglwysilan is not covered with trees. What a magnificent addition to the landscape of the Taff and Aber Valleys it would be if a waving forest re-placed the present barren desolation. An eloquent instance of the difference between a bare and a wooded mountain-top is found in the two Garths—the one near Taff's Well, and Mynydd Garth Maelwg. near Llantrisant. Owing to the enterprise of the late Mar- quess of. Bute, the latter is now covered with dwarf trees, except in certain places, whence a magnificent view of the Vale of Glamorgan is obtained."
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BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. Saturday.-Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (chairman), W. Llewellyn, Oliver Shep- pard, T. Rees, W. J. Griffin, Jacob Ed- wards. and R. L. Knight. MINOR MATTERS. Matthew Rees applied for an ejectment order against David Rees, 01 Bryncoch, which was granted, to take effect in 21 days. Isaac Young, Caerau, haulier, and David James, Caerau. collier, had to pay 10s. each for keeping a dog without a license. For allowing a horse to stray John Preece, Brogden Hotel, Porthcawl, was fined 10s. MAD LUNATIC. Mary Ferrett, 82 Ffaldau Cottages, Pbnt- ycymmer, was summoned for using abusive language towards Elizabeth Williams, a neighbour. Prosecutrix said that on the previous Mon- day defendant was singing out like a mad lunatic." and calling her improper names. Defendant, who did not appear, was fined THE FACTORY ACTS. David Walters, builder and contractor, Og- more Vale, was summoned for committing a breach of the Factory Acts. Mr. D. Llewellyn appeared for the defence. Mr. H. Ashworth, inspector under the Fac- tory Acts, said the defendant had a boiler generating steam in his yard at Ogmore Vale and neglected to have it thoroughly examined by a competent person, as required by the Act. It was also an offence not to have the certificate of the competent person posted up, but if a conviction were obtained for the neglect to have the boiler examined, the second offence would not be pressed. Mr. Llewellyn said his client admitted the offence, but he had no intention of breaking the Act. A fine of £1 was imposed. NANTYMOEL YOUTHS FINED. George Prickett, James Mitchell, and Jas. Evans, colliers, residing at Nantymoel, were summoned for gaming at Aber-road, on Sun- day, September 23rd. P.C. Holley deposed that he saw the three defendants in Aber-road, playing a game of pitch and toss. On witness appearing on the scene, Evans ran away. Witness found 2d. on the ground where the defendants had been playing. George Prickett, who was the only defend- ant to appear, said I am very sorry indeed. Mr. S. H. Stockwood Sorry you left the 2d. there! (Laughter.) Prickett No, that I was playing. But it was not what you might call professional gambling. I don't know what you might call it; it was a game of chance. (Laughter.) Defendants were fined 5s. each. RATES. The following were summoned in respect of rates: -Edmund Herne, Porthcawl, solici- tor, poor rates, 12 14s. 2d., general district rate t5 16s. 3d.; Moses R. Rowlands, Beach View, Porthcawl, quarry proprietor, general district rate £3 14s. 4d., water, 5s. 2d.; David Lewis, Nolton-street, Bridgend, blacksmith, poor rate 3s. 10d., general, 5s.; Catherine Williams, 13 Cow- bridge-road, Bridgend, poor rate 17s. 3d., general 22s. 6d.; Thomas Henry Batt, Ewenny-road, Bridgend, poor rate £1 Os. Id., general £1 6s. 3d. Elizabeth J. Stroud, 8 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff (formerly of Bridgend), poor rate 9s. Id., general 11s. lOd.; John James, cab proprietor, Coity- road, Bridgend, poor rate t2 18;. lid., general t3 16s. 10d.; John H. E ans, 66 Nolton-street, Bridgend, poor rate £ Os. 3d., general k2 12s. 6d. Orders were made in each case. THE DRINK. The following were summoned for drunken- ness: -Thos. Habberfield. Aberkenfig, fitter (whilst in charge of a carriage at Bridgend on September 19th), fined 20s. including costs; David Mordecai. Kenfig Hill, collier, 15s. John Jenkins, Kenfig Hill, collier, 15s.; Thomas Mordecai, Kenlig Hill, labourer 15s. John Hitchins, Coytrahen, collier, 20s. William Brown, Pricetown, collier, 15s.; Walter Roberts, Nantymoel, labourer, 15s.; Thomas Thomas, Caerau, collier, 15s.; Edward Shearon, Caerau. labourer, 15s.; Arthur Jones, Caerau, haulier, 15s.; John Breeze, Nantyffyllon. haulier, 15s. Eleazor Bowen, Nantyffyllon, tailor, 15s. David Jones. Maesteg, collier. 15s Robert Barnett, Maesteg. plasterer, 15s. David Howard, Nantyffyllon, collier, 15s.; Aaron Whittaker, Bridgend, labourer. 15s.; Richard Sinnett, Caerau, labourer. 20s. John James, 14 Royal Buildings. Pontycymmer, collier (drunk in Commercial-street, Tynewydd). 15s.; Wm. Weeks, 14 Royal Buildings. Pontycymmer, haulier (drunk in Tynewydd), 15s. SHEEP DIPPING ORDER. William David, Porthcawl, shepherd, summoned for exposing sheep at Bridgend Market without having in his possession a declaration under the Sheep Dipping Order, admitted the offence. Inspector Benjamin Evans said he visited the Bridgend Market on September 22nd and saw the defendant in charge of 57 sheep. Witness asked him to prouuce the declara- tion required by the Order, and he replied "I haven't got one." Defendant: The sheep were dipped twice. The Chairman Why did you not bring the declaration with you? Defendant: I didn't know anything about it. Inspector Evans: The attention of every farmer in the division has been called to the Sheep Dinning Order, which came into force on August 1st. The Justices' Clerk This is the first prose- cution in this court ? Inspector Evans: Yes. A fine of 2s. 6d. was imposed. Jenkin Henry, Laleston, farmer, was sum- moned for a contravention of the same Order.—Inspector Evans said he saw ten sheep, the property of the defendant, at Bridgend Market. Defendant had not the required declaration, saying that he had quite overlooked the matter."—Fined 2s 6d. A similar charge was preferred against Dennis Caley, 1 Caroline-street, Newport. who exposed 48 sheep for sale at Bridgend Market, without having the required declar- ation.-Inspector Evans proved the case, and defendant was fined 10s. NON-ATTENDANCE. The following were summoned in respect of the non-attenjlance of their children at school:—Francis Coles, Morse-row, Bryn- coch, labourer, fined 7s. 6d. including costs; David Roberts. New House, Aberkenfig, col- lier. 2s. 6d. Richard Stennett, Oakfield-ter- race, Heolycue, blacksmith, order made in two cases; Michael M Quire. Pontrhydu, Aberkenfig, labourer. 5s. and 5s. Thomas John, 12 Harvey-street. Maesteg, collier, order; Margaret Rees. Llynfi Court, Maes- teg. married, order; Martha Thomas, 169 Bridgend-road. Maesteg. widow. 5s. Harvey Jackson 102 High-street. Maesteg, collier, 2s. 6d.; John Rosser. 34 King's-terrace, Maesteg. labourer. 5s. Artemus Richards, 1 Temple-street, Maesteg. tailor. 2s. 6d.; Wm. Harris. 8 Princess-street, Maesteg, labourer, 2s. 6d. Thomas Thomas, 13 Maesteg-road, Maesteg. collier, order; Jenkin Evans, 64 i Maesteg-road. Cwmfelin. labourer, order; Shadrack Evans. 13 Gwendoline-terrace, Maesteg, collier, order; Ann Williams, Garth Hotel, Maesteg, licensed victualler, 5s. William Evans, 3 Jenkins-terrace, Cwmfelin, collier, 2s. 6d. •. John Howells, 54 Garth- road. Maesteg. collier, 2s. 6d.; Bethnel David, 13 Maesteg-road. Cwmfelin, labourer, order Rees Cedric Thomas 18 Maiden-street, Cwmfelin. collier, 2s. 6d.: Edward Ellis, Park-road, Aberkenfig. labourer, 5s; William Furlong. Coytrahen. labourer, order; Thos. Deere, 7 Coronation-street, Gilfach Goch. collier. 2s. 6d. and 2s. 6d.; William Edward Knowles, 27 Coronation-street. Gilfach Goch, collier. 7s. 6d. William Collins, 44 Corona- tion-street. Gilfach Goch, collier, order; Henrv Hawkins. 31 Coronation-street, Cil- fach Goch. collier, two orders.
Sale of Live Stock at theHayes Farm Sully. A sale of live stock was held on Thursday, last week, at Mr. W. Thomas's Farm, The Hayes, Sully, and was largely attended. Bidding was by no means brisk, although rams were in good demand, and several lots fetched good prices. Harvest Lass," a fine four-year-old cow, was sold to Mr D. Jenkins, Flemingstone Court, for JE20 10s. 6d., and for 19gs. Colonel Henry Lewis. Greenmeadow, secured "Fortune II.¡" calved in 1901. An excellent bull calf was knocked down to Mr. A. T. Stephens, Sully, at £ 21. Horses sold only moderately, the best price being that paid by Mr. J. N. Rees, 47gs., for a five-year- old bay mare. Mr. D. T. Alexander and Mr J. A. Alexander, of the firm of Stephenson and Alexander, Cardiff, were the auctioneers.
The Aberthaw Skeleton. The human remains which were recently dug up near the Ocean House Hotel, Aber- thaw, were on Friday removed by Mrs. Wil- liams, of the Carpenters' Arms, to the burial ground of the Methodist Chapel near Bover- ton. Mrs. Williams has taken this step as she is under the impression that the remains are those of her uncle, and she has arranged to deposit them in the grave where her father and mother were buried.
MOTOR CAR SMASH AT PYLE. ACROBAT'S UNREHEARSED PERFORM- ANCE. CHAUFFEUR BADLY SHAKEN. On Sunday an accident occurred to a notor-car on Pyle Railway Bridge result- ng in the two occupants being hurled from heir seats over a fence into the adjoining I'er roadway leading down to the station. ie accident was due, it is believed, to tnething going wrong with the stearing h; the chautfeur put on the brakes, and t car turned turtle over the fencing, al- rst breaking into two parts. The cuffeur, who was gripping the steering wel firmly was thrown over the fence, and W badly shaken, while the other occupant, alicrobat named Friel Lyons, was thrown fr( 10 to 12 yards, but sustained no serious llljy. ",er the accident Mr. Lyons returned to Brtend, where he was seen by a Gazette" repwntative. "I was driving with my Ponand trap," said Mr. Lyons, "from Car- dlff, Swansea, where we are appearing at the npire this week. I Dulled up at the Honand Groom at Cowbridge, and was in- trodij to the chauffeur. I only know his nanies 'George,' and I understand he was takinthe car from a garage at Cardiff to Cardin. He said that he was going Swans way, and I might put up the pony and tI, at Cowbridge and take a run in the car. did so. As we were crossing the railwa^j-ijge at Pyle something seemed to go wro with the steering gear and the wheels nt all shapes. George put on the brakes, j the car immediately turned over down tleinbankment. I was thrown out violen tl.\nd alighted on my shoulder, but as I amsed to acrobatic performances I escaped 1hout hurting myself. George fell near the r, which broke in half and is com- pletely sig^gj Up. I returned to Bridg- end with q idea of going back to Cowbridge to get mY)nv and trap. If I had stuck to the trap should have been in Swansea by this time. T think in future I shall stick to horseflesh. Mr. Lyons is one of the Lyons Trio, pantlimists and dancers who were performingL the Cardiff Empire last week, and are no at the Swansea Empire. He said he wol probably have been seriously injured butlr the fact that he is an acro- bat. An binary person would close his eyes with frlt. but, although the accident was so sndd., he kept his eyes open in- stinctively a managed to control himself so that he fcltn his shoulders. I am used to tumbling aut," he said, "but that is the longest ride inje air I have yet experienced. I would not on a motor-car now for a thousand pouri My life seemed to come before me whiij was in the air." Our represents also saw George" on his return froIPyle to Cardiff. The acci- dent, he said, is caused by the steering- gear going wro. He felt pains in the back, but thong he would be better in a day or two. SEQUEL TO THBROCASTLE COLLISION Augustus Min of the Royal Tudor Hotel, Tudor Str. Cardiff, chauffeur, was summoned at the^idgend Police-court on Saturday for reckLjy driving a motor-car at Brocastle. The (- forms a sequel to the collision between %r driven by the defen- dant and a horse Hen by Mr. Radcliffe, of Waterton Court Ft^ Alderman T. J. -ghes appeared for the police. The case was adjoie(j to suit the conveni- ence of the defendan
BRUTAL BRIIEND FATHER. MERCILESS JOSHING. At Bridgend Police-^ on Saturday, be- fore Mr. R. W. Llewen and other magis- trates, James Thoma 23 Chapel-street, Bridgend, labourer, wajharged, on a war- rant, with assaulting altercating his son George, aged 9, in a niner likely to cause him unnecessary sufferin, Alderman T. J. Hugh appeared for the National Society for > Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Riaid the case was not one of the usual kind ere a parent had neglected a child or been iity of continued or studied ill-treatment, t one in which there was, according to hinstructions, one act of violence and indeed jtality. It ap- peared that the little boy nt out with his mother, and when he camijac^ his father put his head between his and said If you are not a cripple now, will make you one." He then beat him Mercifully with a strap with a buckle attact According to his information, defendafs wife was a good deal to blame indirectlj Richard Best, inspector to e N.S.P.C.C., said that on the 22nd SePteer he visited I the house of defendant, who is a labourer in the employ of the Bridgendrban District Council. He stripped the bojeorge in the presence of his father. The,y's buttocks were BLACK AXD BLUE AND SWLF On the left thigh was a "l extending nearly to the knees, and a cut the inside, and on the right thigh there w, six weals. The cut appeared to have beenade by the buckle of a strap. There were number of minor bruises about the body. le boy told witness that his father caused t marks by thrashing him because he remaii out with his mother on the previous 11lghn an out- house. He said he went out becse he was afraid of his father. The fathered he hit the boy because he would not g<o school. The case was so very bad that hla:,lled Dr. Williams in to see the boy. Defendant had no questions tc,ls]j the witness. Alderman Hughes was about to c. the boy to give evidence, but the Chairmai,aid the Bench would not take the respoaility of putting the boy against his father. Dr. Egbert Williams described th^juj-jes the boy had received, and said the iy was emaciated and generally neglected. The Chairman The boy seems to "pretty healthy. Witness: I think you had better hg him stripped. He is very well puffed utn the face, but the body is emaciated. Alderman Hughes: The chief real for taking these proceedings is the thrash^ The Chairman: We will conslde the thrashing, nothing else. Later in the case, the boy was stripi in an ante-room, and examined by the 3g £ s_ Defendant denied using the trates. BUCKLE EXD OF THE STRAP. Inspector Best, re-called, producedhe strap with a large buckle on the end, w^ he obtained from defendant. Thomas de<j beating the boy with the buckle end, but,e boy, in his father's presence, said thate did. P.C. Phillips said he arrested the man, a warrant. In answer to the charge he si "It is quite right; I did it." There wt two marks on the boy which were distinct buckle marks. He had been called to tl house on several occasions owing to quarrej U between defendant and his wife. They frt quently quarrelled on Saturday nights r Thomas was a hard-working man, but he go drunk on Saturday nights. On one occasioyn he went to the house with Inspector Rogers when defendant had been beating the boy, but the Inspector looked over the matter be- cause it was due to the mother's neglect. Defendant, who said he beat the boy for stopping out, was fined £2, or seven days, and ordered to be bound over to be of good be- haviour. Defendant: I will take the seven days. Alderman Hughes applied for the boy to be remanded to the Cottage Homes for a week to enable inquiries to be made as to his protection. The mother would be before the Bench, and his instructions were that she ought not to have charge of him. The Chairman: We cannot take the child away from the mother without hearing evi- dence against her. Alderman Hughes: I recognise the diffi- culty. It would be well under the circum- stances to make arrangements to have the case dealt with and arrange for this child and the other children.
Ewens, the conductor of the motor-bus which met with the terrible disaster on Handross-hill in July last, when ten lives were lost, and twenty-six injured, has just been discharged as cured from the Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.
MR. S. T. EVANS AT SWANSEA. NEW RECORDER WELCOMED. Swansea Quarter Sessions on Wednesday morning acquired unusual interest from the presence of the new Recorder (Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C.). On the bencii were the Mayor (Mr. William Morgan) in his robes of office, Mrs. S. T. Evans, and Mr. Northmore Jones. The Mayor gave the Recorder a warm wel- come, and said the appointment had been a most popular one. Replying, the Recorder said: I am ex- tremely obliged for the reception which has been given me. The position is very hon- ourable, and one which I am delighted to occupy, particularly as a Welshman and as one who has been connected with Swansea and the immediate neighbourhood since I was born. I am also glad to occupy the posi- tion previously occupied and filled by a gen- tleman of the eminence and charm of your late Recorder. He was most genial, humane, and gentle, and he was in every sense a cultured gentleman. I feel I cannot do better than try to emulate his qualities and the way in which he performed his duties in the office to which I am now appointed. The Recorder was then sworn in.
BRIDGEND BOARD OF GUARDIANS. GREAT INCREASE IN RELIEF. There was a comparatively small attend- ance of members at the Bridgend and Cow- bridge Board of Guardians' meeting on Saturday. The Rev. H. Eynon Lewis pre- sided, and the Rev. W. A. Edwards (rector of Llangan) was in the vice-chair. RELIEF STATISTICS. During the week ended September 14th, 1,252 out-door paupers were relieved at a cost of JE179 5s. 4d., compared with 1,107 at JE146 9s. 9d. in the corresponding period of last year, and in the week ended September 21st, 1,293 at £197 19s. lid., compared with 1,112 at tl49 6s. 5d. last year. The relief dispensed in the various districts in the first week as compared with the corresponding week is detailed below — 1906. 1905. £ s d £ s d Cowbridge 16 1 5 14 7 5 Ogmore 35 1 7 28 9 4 Bridgend 59 10 10 62 5 6 Maesteg 68 12 4 41 4 6 j The following are the figures for the week ended September 21st: — 1906. 1905. £ s d £ s d Cowbridge 17 11 1 15 3 8 Ogmore 39 0 8 28 10 11 Bridgend 62 9 6 62 1 11 Maesteg 78 18 8 43 9 11 The vagrants relieved in the Bridgend, Maes- teg, and Cowbridge district during the pre- ceding fortnight totalled 283. The Chairman The Guardians will notice. that the total number of outdoor paupers re- lieved, in comparison with last year, has been increased by 14,5. Of that number 143 is accounted for in the Maesteg list. In the second week 181 is the increase, and 161 of those are in Maesteg. Mr. L. G. Jones What about the report of the committee appointed to investigate the administration of out-relief in Maesteg? The Chairman We cannot have that yet; it will take some time. A FATHER'S SAVINGS. Mr. Edward Rich, of Bridgend, wrote with reference to a sum of C137 2s. 2d., which was in the P.O. Savings Bank in the name of an inmate of the asylum. The man had two sons, who were not able to maintain them- selves altogether, and he asked that the Guardians should order some money to be- handed to their grandparents, who were now looking after their interests. It transpired in the course of discussion that the Guardians had entered a claim of 4s. 2d. a week for the maintenance of the father in the asylum, and it also appeared that one of the sons was self-supporting ex- cept in the matter of clothing. Several motions were proposed, but in the end the Guardians decided to grant R50 of the amount to the grandparents for the benefit of the sons, and to claim from the remainder 4s. 2d. a week for the father's maintenance. DEATH AT ASYLUM. The-Clerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox) stated that he had received a notification of the death at the County Asylum of Grace Oates, who was admitted from the Workhouse. CONDOLENCE. Mr. T. C. Jones (Pontyrhil) moved a vote of condolence with the relatives of the late Mr. Evan Williams, guardian for the parish of Bettws. He said the deceased gentleman had a high sense of his duties as a Guardian of the poor, and until his illness, he had been a regular attendant at the meetings of the Board. Mr. John Edmunds (Caerau) seconded the motion, which was agreed to. HALF YEAR. The Clerk called the Board's attention to the fact that the next ordinary meeting would not be held until October 13th, seven days after the commencement of the half year, so that no orders for relief would be made for the first week of the next half year. He suggested that the Board meet to-morrow (Saturday) for the consideration of relief and the half-yearly estimates. This suggestion was adopted. FIRE DANGER. The Workhouse Alterations Committee re- ported that they had again considered the question of fire appliances, etc., at the infirm- ary. They recommended that the Council be instructed to write the Bridgend Urban District Council calling upon that author- ity to provide a 4-in. main and hydrant to the infirmary, in accordance with the provi- sions of Section 66 of the Public Health Act, which made it incumbent on Urban Councils "to cause fire plugs, all necessary works, and assistance for securing an efficient supply of water in case of fire, to be provided and maintained. Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl moved the adoption of the recommendation. Mr J. Pope (Ogmore Vale) having seconded, it was agreed to. THE COTTAGE HOMES. The Cottage Homes Committee recom- mended the Board to utilise the schoolroom as a temporary cottage for girls, the cost of converting the same not to exceed £ 10, and that the Board erect a bungalow for the nur- sery at a cost not exceeding £475, the archi- tect to draw up plans and specifications. Also that Miss McKenzie be appointed temporary foster-mother at the schoolroom. Mr. T. J. Job (Nantymoel) moved the adop- tion of the recommendations, and Mrs. W. R. Randall (Bridgend) seconded. Mr. Michael Davies moved that the clause relating to ftie erection of a bungalow be not accepted, and that that matter be referred back to the committee to consider the advis- ability of erecting another cottage. The amendment was carried. The other recommendations of the com- [littee were adopted. Supt. Nurse Broughton was granted a reek's leave of absence.
NURSERY HINTS. Two Important Requisites.-One of the things nich should never be omitted from the nursery dicine chest is an accurately marked medicine ass, which should always be kept in the same ice, where it can be easily got at, measure- *its made from a spoon being often very un- iable, while nurses and nursemaids are fre- ititly careless in the measuring out of mcdi- The glass should be stood upside down, so ■ t> keep it free from dust. Other necessary 11& are the porcelain feeding-cup and spoon, should always be kept perfectly clean, and s ;cl never be used without being first rinsed °Hti clean water Amuse a Small Patient.-It is a good plan *ep one or two books and a few toys solely mle U^e ^le kittle nursery patient when a Vl with some non-infectious ailment. The j1 ? familiar books and toys loses a great in*:erest when the patient is fretful a jj and new pictures and toys are certain to m, ^iim forget his woes for a time. Mechani- are a special delight to a sick child, and fling present assumes great importance in *1 7* during the weary days of convalescence. II" of picture postcards is ai>Vav& sw un- %irce ot a-
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CEFN CRIBBWR READING-ROOM. To the Editor. Sir,—Mr. Harding in his second letter offers a good deal of un-called for informa- tion, of which I stood in no need with regard to the Clarion," its editor and contributors. It is immaterial to the present discussion whether Mr. Blatchford owns the Clarion" or only edits it. The fact remains that ar- ticles inimical to Christianity appeared therein. The paper has since stood in the opinion of the average man and woman for a compound of Socialism and Atheism. We may blame them for their ignorance or praise them for their discernment, but we must eventually deal with men and matters as they are, and not as we would wish them to be. The matter stands thus: The Socialists of Cefn Cribbwr, Kenfig Hill and district evi- dently desire, and to my thinking rightly so, to spread the teaching of Socialism. Can they find no better means of doing so than by suggesting a paper which is compromised, in the person of its editor, in the eyes of the average church-going person ? Should the Cefn Cribbwr Committee refuse any publica- tion for its Socialism it will be time to criti- cise its action. Mr. H. refers to Revs. Dr. Aked and T. Rhondda-Williams as Socialist writers. A few sentences further on he makes a wholesale indictment of the churches to the effect that they have not pronounced against the injustice of the land system, nor sympathised with the harships and oppres- sion of the poor. Are not these men men- tioned by Mr. H., and many others besides in all denominations, representative of the fact that the churches are not altogether silent upon the injustice of the present system? From many a pulpit, even in South Wales, one can hear as strong condemnation of the conditions under which slums are produced and the aged toilers driven to the workhouse as have ever been penned by the "Clarion." Mr. H. cannot be ignorant of the fact that one of the oldest Socialist societies, the Guild of St. Matthew, is connected with the Church of England. To be consistent his indictment ought to be qualified. Some churches do and some don't. The churches, like all other members of the social organism, are just be- ginning to awake to the truth of Socialism, and the hope for the future which it holds out to humanity. It remains for Mr. H. and all who would spread the teaching of Socialism not to alien- ate the Christian public by attempting to force a paper, which has earned a reputation for avowed hostility towards Christian be- liefs, upon it. The Clarion has been an important medium in the spread of that para- lysing disease known as intellectual unbe- lief," to which the young are most subject. The Christian community has to deal with the moral effects of the disease, and therefore must bann such a publication as the Clarion." Many within the churches are already Socialists, and many more are on the point of becoming so. We believe in Social- ism, we also believe in Christianity, and pre- fer to have our Socialism and to give it to others from an uncontaminated source.— Yours, etc., M. JAMEISON WILLIAMS. Hazelden, Kenfig Hill. [This correspondence is now closed.—Ed. G.G.]
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Music hawkers were charged at various London Police-courts on Monday under the new Music Copyright Act, which came into force on August 4th. Most pleaded ignor- ance, one said he had been down for a long holiday in the country, but neither plea availed them. Some were fined 40s., or 21 days, and others as much as JE5.
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