BLAENGARW. MUSICAL SUCCESS.—The friends of Master Thos. John Williams, son of Mr Williams, Brynbedw- street, Blaengarw, will be glad to know he has re- ceived certificate, junior pass, Theory of Music, from examination held by the London College of .Music at Cardiff in April. He is a pupil of Miss C J Thomas, Bridgend. Special attention is invited to the choice stock of suitings, gents' silk and felt hats, caps, shirts, Collars, ties, tennisand cricketing suits, kept by W. Edwards, opposite the Market, Bridgend. 171
BRITON FERRY. FIRE BEIGADE.—On Thursday evening in last week at Mr Johnson's Theatre, a benefit night was given the Briton Ferry Fire Brigade, and was most highly patronized. At the end of the play, Lieut. J. M. Davey proposed the following resolution, which was seconded by Mr C. V. Pegge, solicitor: —' That the best thanks of that audience be given Mr Johnson and his talented company for their kind action to the Briton Ferry Fire Brigade.' The resolution was carried with acclammation.
COWBRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD. The Monthly Meeting of the Board was held on Thursday, when there were present—Mr W. A. James (chairman), Rev O. Jones, Rev T. T. Jcnes, Messrs E. W. Miles, W. V. Huntley, L. Jenkins. PUPIL, TEACHER'S ENGAGEMENT. On the motion of the Rev O. Jones seconded by Rev T. T. Jones, it was unanimously resolved that the seal of the Board be affixed to the Memorandum of agreement for the engagement of Ellen Ralls as Pupil Teacher iri the Cowbridge Infant School as from 1st April 1894 to 31st March 189S, at a salary of tlO for the first year with an increase of 12 10s every subsequent year. Payments to be made quarterly. SUPPLY OF SCHOOL BOOKS. A letter from Mrs Chard was read, stating that she had declined to pay Mr Harvey for any books, &c., which her boys required for school, use and stating as a parent and ratepayer she claimed a right to use of books, &c., according to the benefits of free education. A letter on the same subject was read from Mr Harvey, stating that the books which the children purchased from him were for home use, all books, stationery, &c., necessary for use in the school being provided free according to the Act. No children were compelled to get any of the books for home lessons, it being optional for parents whether they purchased or not. Mr Harvey en- closed letters he had received from Mrs Chard on the subject. He further added that some of the books were sold at nearly cost price, some at half- price and that he had also given several books from time to time, that the children were not bound to buy the books of him. They sometimes bought them of local stationers. The Chairman stated that complaints had been made to him by parents of children as to the con- stant call on them for money to purchase books, &c. Proposed by Mr Jenkins that from this date, the teachers discontinue the practice of selling books, stationery, &c., to the scholars for whatever purpose required, seconded by Rev T. T. Jones, and.carried unanimously. OCCASIONAL REQUIREMENTS. Mr Harvey also wrote in respect to the Scholastic Trading Company's account amounting to f7 Si 5d, presented for payment at the May meeting. That he required a specially made book to use as an exercise and copybook, and being in immediate want of them, he had ordered them from the Scholastic Trading Company, first however, men- tioning the matter to the Clerk. SCHOOL HOUSE REPAIRS. A letter from Mr Lovett was read in which he drew the attention of the Board to several repairs required at the Maindy School House. On the proposition of Mr Miles, seconded by the Rev O. Jones, it was unanimously resolved that the Main- day Repairs Committee see to the necessary re- pairs being done. LOCAL PATRONAGE. Resolved that the stationery required by Cow- bridge and Maindy Schools as per lists sent in by the several teachers be ordered by the Clerk through one of the local stationers. EXAMINEE'S REPORT. H.M. Inspector has reported as follows upon the result of the last examination :— Mixed School.-An unusually large number of children are in the two lower standards. The results in these two standards are very satisfactory, except the reading, which is wanting in fluency and monotonous. The work in the upper standards is creditable, the writing and grammar of the fourth standard being the least satisfactory. Infouts1 School.-The elementary work is fairly good on the whole. The reading needs fluedcy and expression, and the writing in the second claas is a little unfinished. Miss Tatton is not by any means wanting in her efforts to amuse and interest her scholars by supplying them with a laage and varied series of occupations. A reference library skould be started without delay for the instruction of pupil teachers. Note singing needs strengthening. R: Lewis has passed fairly, but should attond to geography.
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For Sale. TO ''JE SOLD by Private Treaty, One HOUSE Y ,'jvears lease.—Apply W. Lewis, Brynmenin.; 1 250 FOR SALE, PEASTICKS, BEANSTICKS, JD SPARS, and FIREWOOD, on Merthyrmawr Estate.—Apply to Mr. HOPKIN JOSES, Pandy. 4959 TO BE SOLD, by Private Treaty, One New House; 99 years lease.—Apply, Mr Phillip Llewellyn, Lime Works, Bridgend. 1445 SPICED VINEGAR best quality; ready for Pickling.—Sold by J. W. Roberts, Grocer, Bridgend. 279 WHEELBARROWS.— FOR SALE, 200 strong and well-made; price 12s. each.-Clins. Jenkins and Son, Timber Merchants, Bridgend. [2378 BRICKS, BlilCKtf, BRICKS, Evans's Town Brick Works, Tondu, Bridgend.—A First Class Red and Fire Brick; Overi and Flooring squire; Burrs, Pipes, &c. 255 FOR SALE, a TURN-OUT. — Bay Cob, five years old, with new brown Trap and new brown Harness to match. Trap to carry four persons. With Cushions complete. Price, 232.- Apply, William Daniel Thomas, Sigginstone, near Cowbridge. 292 FOR SALE, a Large Quantity of CABBAGE, JL SAVOY, BROCCOLI, and other PLANTS.- Apply, A. Clements, Colwinstone. 289 A DUTCH BARN FOR SALE 90-ft. long, by 12-ffc. wide. May be seen at any time at Bryntirion.—For price and particulars apply to Mr. Thorne, Auctioneer, Bridgend. 269 O BE SOLD, Two HOUSES at GILFACH GOCH, next door to the Talbot Arms 3 Rooms upstairs, and 2 down.—Apply, William Morgan, New fnn, Glynogwr. Z75 BLENDORA TEA.—Tea worth Drinking. One j) Tea. One Price. One Quality. 2s per Jb. Wholesale—J. GILBERT & Co., 22, Beer-lane, London. ORGAN (by Bell & Co.), solid walnut case, mirror top, 10 stops, 4 sets of reeds, patent mouseproof pedals, and all latest improvements. Price, only 20 Guineas, payable at 10s per month guaranteed and delivered free to any part.- Thompson and Shackell, Limited, Central Music Warehouse, Wyndham-street, Bridgend. HARMONIUM (by Thompson & Shackell), 4 IF] stops ivory keys guaranteed, and delivered to any part. Price, only £ 6, payable at 5s. per month.—Thompson & Shackell, Limited, Central Music Warehouse, Wyndham-street, Bridgend. PIANO (by Smith, from Collard and Collard), full compass ivory keys; walnut case, bracket trusses, trichord, &c. Price, only j318, payable at 10s. per month; guaranteed, tuned, and delivered free to any part,-Thompson & Shackell, Limited, Central Music Warehouse, Wyndham-st., Bridgend. IANO (by Nemeyer), upright grand; best JL burr walnut case, margueterie front, and sconces bracket trusses, full gilt iron frame, over- strung, full trichord, best ivory keys, massive metal tuning plate, and all the latest improvements one g of the finest made instruments for money. Price, 45 Guineas, payable at 25s. per month guaranteed, tuned, and delivered free to any part.—Thompson & Shackell, Limited, Central Music Warehouse. Wyndham-street, Bridgend. PIANO, Thompson & Shackell's Celebrated CASTLE MODEL, in Italian walnut chase, panel front, and sconces; best action for hard wear, full compass, trichord, bracket trusses, bushed keys, excellent touch, tone and finish the cheapest iron frame piano in the trade (over 1,400 sold during the last 3 years). Price, only 24 Guineas, payable at 148. per month; guaranteed, tuned, and delivered free to any part.—Thompson & Shackell, Limited, Central Music Warehouse, Wyndham-st., Bridgend. ORGAN, Thompson and Shackell's new Cardiff Model in solid walnut case, mirror top, 8 stops, 2 knee swells, 2 sets of reeds, and all latest improve- ments; guaranteed and delivered free to any part. Price only 16 Guineas, payable at 93 per month. —Thompson and Shackell, Limited, Central Music Warehouse, Wyndham-street, Bridgend. ORGAN (by Mason & Hamlin), solid walnut case ornamented ends and front, revolving fall board, handles on ends, lamp stands, shelves for ornaments, music cabinet, plate glass mirror, &c.; four sets of reeds; 11 stops. Only JS28, payable at 15s. per month; guaranteed, tuned, and delivered free to any part.—Thompson and Shackell, Limited, Central Music Warehouse, Wyndham-st., Bridgend. PIANOS, ORGANS.—Pianos from 5s. monthly. Call and inspect our magnificent Stock at our extensive Show-room. Nearly 100 instruments to select from, by all the leading makers. Tunings and repairs on the shortest notice. Sheet Music Books, &c., and every kind of Musical Instrument kept in stock. A reputation of half a century.— Thompson & Shackell, Limited, Central Music Warehouse, Wyndham-street, Bridgend. 6070 tENGLISH CONCERTINA, 48 keys, by U Lachenal, FOR SALE. Real, good instru- ment. polished rosewood, case.—Apply, Gazette Office, Bridgend. 232 33 I O HT O L ES. WHY buy second-hand Rubbish, or pay £ 20 for New, when the CO-OPBEATXVB CYCLE Co. are Selling their BICYCLES, ball-bearings through- out; best Cushion-tyres at £ 7 5s, or Dunlop's at £ 10 5s. Highest Testimonials. Price Lists, &c., irom Agent, H. ABBOT, Bridgend. Wanted. JEWELLERY, Watches, Pipes, Toys, Hard- ware, Furniture, Wringers. Agents Wanted. Buyer's Wholesale Guide free, write Henry May, (247) Birmingham. 6077 WANTED, June 13th, good GENERAL W SERVANT, able to wash aud iron over 23 preferred good wages given. — Apply, stating reference. Hookey, Coity-road, Bridgend. 252 WANTED immediately, a respectable HOUSE- KEEPER not under 35 comfortable home duties light.—Apply, J., Gazette Office. 282 WANTED, a respectable GIRL as APPREN- TICE to the DRESS-MAKING.—Apply, Misses Hitt and David. Queen-street, Bridgend. 283 WANTED GIRL about 14, used to children. —Apply A., Gazette Office. 288 RAVELLER WANTED, to Sell Bricks and Aberthaw Lime, and to Collect Accounts one used to calling on Builders and Collieries pre- ferred constant employment. Write, stating salary required, and giving age and experience, Chas. Jenkins & Son, Timber and Lime Merchants, Bridgend. 274 WANTED, Situation as GENERAL 'V SERVANT; good references. Apply, Supt. Jennings, Park-street, Bridgend. 294 To Cheese Making Farmers. WANTED from TWO to THREE CWT. every Week. Highest Price paid for first- class quality. TOM LEWIS, GROCER, 249 PONTYCYMMER. NEATH. FOR SALE.—Three VILLAS at £ 355 each; Eight DWELLING-HOUSES and SHOP, all Leasehold; Fourteen FREEHOLD HOUSES. TO LET.—Two ROOMS for OFFICES on first floor. Rent, £ 8. Also, VILLA RESIDENCE, containing 14 Rooms, with Wine Cellar, Bin, Hot and Cold Water Bath. TO LEND.— £ 750 at four-and-a-half per cent, on Freehold, and £ 450, £ 320, and £ 200 at five per eenf on substantial Leasehold Property.—Apply, M e VTaliesin Davies, Solicitor, 4, Alma-place, Ne q. 233 AT STUD. A GREYHOUND, Cornubiua' Crack Shot; sire Rushing River,' dam, Fly.' Crack Shot is a fine black dog, winner of stakes and on show bench. For further particulars of pedigree and stud fee, apply to C. E. Hansard, Coity-road, Bridgend. Miscellaneous. Pentilla Farm, Kenfig Hill. ALL PERSONS FOUND TRESPASSING on the above Farm will be PROSECUTED, and all Dogs destroyed, after this notice.—Thomas Loveluck. 94 PURE-BRED BERKSHIRE BOAR TO JL SERVE; sire, "Llanharran": da.m, "Miseltoe Bough." "Llanharran" is by "Long- stop (No. 2819 Berkshire Herd Book), whose stock have been very successful in the English show yards. Five Shillings to be paid at time of serving. Apply, Mr Daniel Thomas, Village Farm, Colwin- stone. 143 VACANCY' for PUPIL.—Apply to Borough Engineer, Neath. 272 COMFORTABLE LODGINGS TO LET for one or two young men.—10, Cheltenham- terrace, Bridgend. LODGINGS for one or two respectable Men, or Bed and Sitting Room.—Apply, 17. Newcastle Hill, Bridgend. 287 HORSES and TRAPS ON HIRE at Reason: JLl able Terms.—Apply, to H. Speck, 2, St. Mary Street, Bridgend. 260 WANTED, a SITUATION as DAIRY MAID, TV by an Experienced Person.—Apply, D," Gazette Office, Bridgend. 238 LOST, between Sutton Farm and Tuskar Cottage, a SPEAKING TUBE. Finder kindly return same to Miss David, Tuskar Cottage. 290 COW LOST7—Stolen or Strayed, a MILKING COW Spotted Roan, with Scar on left Hip.— Information to be given to William George, Boverton, Cowbridge. 281 GLAMORGAN GAZETTE (BRIDGEND & NEATH CHRONICLE, CENTRAL GLAMORGAN GAZETTE. INDEPENDENT IN ALL MATTERS RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL. Give me above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, according to conscience.MIL TON
irflnst itarril1g£St anfr Drafts. BIRTH. DAVIEs.-On the 31st of May, at the Ameri- can Supply, Maesteg, the wife of Mr Thomas Davi of a son. MARRIAGE. NORTH -ASHFORD.- On the 2nd of June, at St Brides Minor Church, by the Rev H. Lewis, rector, Mr Edward North, G.W.R., to Miss Agnes E. Ashford, Newnham, Gloucestershire. DEATH. WILLIAMS.—On the 6th of June, Joseph Williams, senior paitner of the firm of Joseph Williams and Son, Ironmongers, Maesteg, aged 76 years. Public funeral at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Llangynwyd.
WEEK BY WEEK. Colonel Franklen, of Clemenstone, is liking a holiday in Switzerland, where he has been for the past three weeks. A certain medical gentleman who recently acted as a holiday substitute for one of the medical staft ci one of our lunatic asylums, has evidently had his true position there misunder- stood by an ardent admirer. The latter, hearing that he had left the locality and was in an asylum, feelingly expressed his great regret that so nice and apparently intelligent a gentleman should have met with such a sad fate. Speaking of medicos calls to mind a story of a certain very popular medical practitioner in the Yale of Glamorgan, who happened to be attending, a farmer, who, with his wife, enjoys a reputation which is not of the highest for generosity. Upon being appealed to by the wife 1 0 as to the best diet for her sick husband, she was told by the doctor that the best thing to give him was some good strong broth, such as could be made from one of the fine plump fowls which could be seen from the window running in droves about the yard. Fowl broth,' exclaimed the staggered wife, Duw anwyl fach! Possible! We can never afford that Why, we get three shillings apiece for them in Penybont!' Well, said the doctor, if you can't afford a fowl, supposing you get a rabbit ? If you can't get one on your own land, you can surely get one for 6d. or 8d. from a farmer or a rabbit- catcher. With another Welsh exclamation she declared that neither could she afford a rabbit. The doctor losing all patience at this exhibition of meanness, exclaimed, with somethingresem- bling a swear, Well, if you can't afford a fowl nor a rabbit, woman, for your sick husband, you had better kill and skin the eat, and make broth of that. That, I suppose, you can afford.' "Vhere are the police ?' is a well-known cry. Where are the members of the Ogmore and Garw Local Board ?' is not a well-known cry. But, unless the members are more assiduous in the discharge of their duties, 'twill be the cry of the future.' On Tuesday a meeting was to have been held at Brynmenin, bat only two members and the Clerk turned up, and of course no meeting could be held. Mr lestyn Williams, son of Judge Gwilym Williams, sailed last month for Florida. The whole establishment at Talygam House has cleared out, Mr and Mrs Godfrey Clark and family having left a fortnight ago for their periodical visit to town. They will probably be away for three or four months. We were sorry to note the worthy Master of the Glamorgan Fox Hounds painfully limping up the High Street of Uowbridge on market day, and sincerely hope his injury is not a severe one. There was quite an out-flow of oratory at different chapels at Maesteg, on Sunday, against Sunday traffic, which seems to take the form in Maesteg as in other places of hiring brakes, bicycling, &c. One reverend gentleman went further, and vehemently denounced floor wash- ing, potatoe peeling, and all manner of sport on Sunday. The reverend gentleman's new commandment would read after this fashion Thou shalt remember the Sabbath Day to 1, keep it in my chapel; and on it thou shalt not wash floors, or peel potatoes, lest thou die."
LOCAL NOTES. [BY GWYNOR.] The admonitory circular that has been distributed among the inhabitants at large by the Nonconformist ministers of Bridg- end raises, besides the Nonconformist con- science, a big question that bristles with Delicate enormities." It is to be regretted that the contents of the circular are con- fined to a mere warning against attendance for a synopsis of the grounds of opposition would afford some interesting reading as well as material for mild, good-natured criti- cism. In default of a basis to go upon, however, let us resort with our nimble in- tellects and agile adaptableness to that time- honoured human expedient--guess-work, and see if, perchance, we can hypothetically unravel the mysterious motives that actuated the authors of this much discussed docu- ment. It does not require a graduation in the art of guessing to come to the conclusion that their opposition to sports is directed, not at sports per se, but at the associations. Now he would be an unthinking Dick I Swiveller who was possessed of sufficient courage to deny that sports have tlieir de-1 moralising aspects. There is the vice of gambling for instaiiee- Which defies Religion, degrades manhood and spoils sport," as a Church dignitary once said. It is granted therefore that it is so. But then comes these crucial puzzlers-Is an undeni- able good to be done away with because of an attendant evil ? Are multitudes to be deprived of harmless enjoyment because of the evil propensities of a few 1 # The fact of the matter is-or, at least, that is the opinion entertained by a good many people-the ministerial fraternity is prone to approach these questions of sports and amusements for the multitude in too austere a spirit. They take upon themselves a clerical hauteur that is not at all in con- sonance with the average layman's way of viewing things in general, and thus they ZD ZD t5 run in grooves peculiar to themselves and where the common people fear to tread. Sports is an essentially English institution, and instead of ostracising it because of its detracting associations and, alas! even Disraeli in one of his novels dubbed a cer- tain sporting event a vast institution of national demoralization "—instead of that should not all good men and true vie with one another in accelerating the advent of the day when sports shall have been shorn of obnoxious features and purified as by a burning furnace ? At any rate an attempt to discourage attendance at athletic sports by the circulation of written appeals is out of accord with the spirit of the times. In these days methods and schemes that have in them the element of aloofness are lacking in the element of success. # # In the publishing of periodicals, as in the making of books, there is no end. The second number of Wale* Mr Owen M. Edwards' new magazine and companion of Gymru, the Welsh monthly—has made its appearance. Having, unhappily, missed the first number, I cannot compare the new comer with the first issue, even were com- parison not odious. Comparison, however, is not essential in estimating the merits of anything, and judging this As its own in- o In trinsic self" I have no hesitation in pro- nouncing it a highly interesting number, which every Welshman ought to subscribe to, and, not only buy, but study. As I have said there is nO end to the bringing out of new 11 11 w publications, but alas in most cases there is an end to their existences That has been the case with most Welsh ventures. Like the author of their being, they live but to die. Their entry into the world is generally heralded by loud trumpet-blowing, they while away a few fleeting weeks on mother earth, then wither and die. The ill-starred ac Welsh Revievj has long parsed the bourne whence it will never return; the Welsh Weekly after a brief, if vigorous existence, took abrupt and unceremonious leave of and sundry who found in its pages words of I wisdom and lastly le,Iiot this present Wales, but a penny weekly- -repented having ever bowed to an over-fastidious public and passed over to the spirit world. Abortive productions these, without exception- strangers struggling against adversity in a world that recognised them not. Not so Wales, the new weekly, which has come to stay, and imbue Welshmen with a sense of the glory of their race. :It :It The great number of articles offered to me" says the Editor in the present issue, is, I hope, a sign that Wales has a mission, and that in time it will deserve the help of the best writers in Wales." It is an in- tellectual treat already. With the help of the best writers in Wales" it ought to reach such intellectual altitude as to rival, if not excel, some of the foremost magazines of the day. Welshmen are brimming over with poetical feelings, and as to be poetical is to have literary tastes, so to have literary tastes is to have a love for delightful reading, and to have delightful reading is-to read Wales.
A BIG LAND PURCHASE IN THE VALE. L13,000 BY MR. GRIFFITHS, COITY. The Lordship of Llanharry, with the several farms of Tor-y-gelly,Coed-y-que,lLleche, and Tyieha, and commons, houses, plantations, &c, comprising an area of nearly 450 acres, has been purchased by Mr William Griffiths, of West Place Hall, Coity, near Bridgend, for £ 13,000. Mr Griffiths was opposed by a gentleman well known in the Rhondda Valley, and in consequence offers had to be made before a Master in Lunacy by a kind of private auction, and in the biddings considerable spirit was evinced on either side. We congratulate our neighbour, Mr Griffiths,on his purchase, and trust he may live long to enjoy his new estate.
BRIDGEND. BRIDGEND will have the honour of a visit from the great Ossian Davies, of Bournemouth, before the summer is over. He is expected to preach at the English Congregational Chapel. Another 4 Welshman in England' who will soon occupy the same pulpit is Mr Thomas Lewis, M.A., B.D., whose appointment to a tutorship at Lancashire College, Manchester, was recently notified. MALE VOICE PARTY.-The formation of the Bridg- and Male Voice Party some few months ago, under the leadership of Mr Rhys Williams, A.C., ushered a formidable eisteddfodic competitor into the local musical world. The party's essays have so far been most encouraging in this respect, and they are now preparing to contest for fresh laurels, having entered for Llantwit Major eisteddfod on Bank Holiday, where, if they are successful in getting together a mixed choir, they will also compete for the chief choral prize. Those desirous of joining are invited to attend at the Tabernacle Chapel on Sunday even- ing next at eight o'clock, or to communicate with the hon sec, Mr J. P. Jones, Paris House, Bridgend. NOTICE TO CYCLISTS.—Come and read for yourselves your RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES and study the riding regulations, and therefore be under no doubt as to what are the PENALTIES. Full information to be had in our windows.—Brown and Williams, official repairers to the Cycle Tourist Club, Wyndham.street, Bridgend.—Advt.
PENYVAI. Ms W. MILLAED, Music Warehouse, 8, Wynd- ham-street, Bridgend, had the pleasure of supplying a splendid American organ to the Smyrna Baptist Chapel, Penyvai, this week. ORDINATION*.—Rev W. E. Harris, of Smyrna Welsh Baptist Chapel, was ordained as pastor of that place of worship on Monday. On Sunday, three sermons were preached to good congrega- tions, by the Rev E. Jones (Dinas), and on the following day the public ordination service took place, the usual questions being put to the now pastor by the Rev H. Jones (" Iorwerth Ddu,") Maesteg, and the Rev E. Jones, and" Iorwerth Ddu delivered the charge to the new minister. The Rev E. Jones again preached in the afternoon and evening.
SKEWED (NEATH). THE NEW BOARD SCHOOLS.—The spacious new schools of the Coedfranc School Board were formally opened on Monday afternoon by Mr S. T. Evans, M. P. A large number of persons attended and were interested spectators. The opening ceremony was presided over by Mr Lewis Jones, Chairman of the School Board.— Mr S. T. Evans, M.P., said that he believed the time had come when denominational schools must cease to exist, because of the high standard of efficiency attained by board schools. The persons connected with the voluntary schools in the dis- trict had received £7,000 of public money in ten years. He did not say that the money was not justly earned, but he held that it was a good argument in favour of the ratepayers managing their schools for themselves.—The Rev Alderman Aaron Davies, Mr T. Loftus Munro (Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools), Mr J. N. Moore, and others also spoke. The proceedings closed with the usual votes of thanks.
ABERKENFIG. MARRIAGE.-On Saturday last at St Brides Minor the marriage took place of Mr Edward North, G.W.R. guard, and Miss Agnes E. Ashford, of Ncwuham, Gloucestershire. The ceremony was performed by the Rev H. Lewis, rector. The bride was given away by Mr Frank Taylor, of Tondu. The bridesmaid was Miss Giles, of Cornwall. After the ceremony all adjourned to the bride's friend's house, where a breakfast was provided, the happy couple leaving by the 10.30 train for Reading to spend the honeymoon. Special attention is invited to the choice stock of suitings, gents' silk and felt hats, caps, shirts, collars, ties, tennis and cricketing suits kept by W. C. EDWARDS, opposite the Market, Bridgend. 171 NOTICE TO CYCLISTS.—Come and read for yourselves your RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES and study the riding regulations, and therefore be under no doubb as to what are the PENALTIES. Full information to be had in our windows.—Brown and Williams, official repairers to the Cycle Tourist lub, Wyndham-street, Bridgend.—Advt.
ABERAVON- MUSICAL SUCCESS.—Musicians will hail with satisfaction the success attending the citrenuous efforts of Mr George Thomas Llewellyn, Aberavon, as a solfaist. He recently underwent an examina- tion fcr the advanced certificate. The news has just arrived that he has won the A.C. laurels. Mr Llewellyn is only nineteen years of age, and the qarly and successful start he has made in life promises him-with tact and perseverance-a fruitful career. He stands alone as an Aberavon boy who has earned this particular mark of merit. Much praise is due to Mr James Singleton, Taibach, who tutored our subject in an indefatigable manner, sparing nothing that would tend to promote progress and success. 0 Special attention is invited to the choice stock of shirtings, gents' silk and felt hass, caps, shirts, collars, ties, tennis and cricketing suits kept by W.C. EDWARDS, opposite the Market, Bridgend. 171 NOTICE TO CYCLISTS.—Come and read for yourselves your RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES and study the riding regulations, and therefore be under no doubt as to what are the PENALTIES. Full information to be had in our windows. -Bro,.Yn and Williams, official repairer to the Cycle Tourist Club, Wyndham-street, Bridend. -Advt.
MAESTEG A TESTIMONY and Signs of the Times on the Second Coming of Our Lord. Such was the rather startling subject of an address delivered at the Town-hall on Monday evening by Mr G. Cooke, an evangelist of the Catholic Apostolic Church. There was a large and appreciative audience, who listened attentively to the impressive utterances of the speaker, who supported his remarks with ample references to scriptures, his deductions being that the signs of the times at the present moment at home and elsewhere socially and politically, were such as to demonstrate that the Christian dis- pensation was drawing to its close. He gave advice and warning to his hearers to prepare to meet the Lord aud escape the troubles which appeared ready to break out upon Christendom. The meeting was opened with a prayer, and closed by singing the doxology. .7- The annual festival of the Welsh Baptist churches of the district was held on Monday in Bethania, Chapel. A chorus of several hundred voices capitally rendered hymns and anthems, under the conductorship of Mr Samuel Davies G. and L., Maesteg. The presidents were the Revs R. Allen, Calfaria J. W. Williams, Tabernacle J. C. Williams, Caersalem. Addresses on "Congregational Singing" were delivered by Messrs W. Aubrey, T. Lloyd, and James Rees. RECIIABITISM.-The Rechabites of the district, had their annual turn-out" on Saturday, and a splendid turn-out it was. Assembling outside the Town Hall in great numbers the members formed a long procession, and headed by the Aberavon Rechabite brass band-to whose in- spiriting strains in front were added those of the Maesteg Rechabites fife and drum band in the rear-marched through the nrincioal streets of the town. Tea followed in the Town Hall and afterwards a general meeting was held. it is in- tended to have another procession soon when it is expected the members of the Roman Catholic Temperance Seciety-which is being greatly re- inforced owing to the exertions of Father Scan- well-will join in. WRLaH CHURCH.—In connection with the Welsh Church a well-attended tea meeting came off in the Maesteg Mission-room on Monday afternoon. The tea was followed by an entertainment which was presided over by Mr Morgan Roderick. Special attention is invited to the choice stock of suitings, gents' silk and felt hats, caps, shirts, collars, ties, tennis and cricketing suits kept by W. C. EDWABDS, opposite the Market, Bridgend. NOTICE TO CYCLISTS.—Come and read for yourselves your RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES and study the riding regulations, and therefore be under no doubt as to what are the PENALTIES. Full information to be had in our windows.—Brown and Williams, official repairers to the Cycle Tourist Club, Wyndham-street, Bridgend.-Advt.
NEATH. HUTCHINS' QUADBILLE BAND accept engagements for Balls, Parties, &c. Good time, new music. Terms moderate. Apply G. T. Hutchins, 13, Loudon-road, Neath.
ABERGWYNFI. TABOB COJTGBEGATIONIAL CHUECH. The annual tea-party in connection with this church was held on Monday, when about 500 adults and children were present at the tea, and all enjoyed themselves. The following lady members presided at the tables: Mrs W. Davies, Mrs Rev J Williams, Miss Gertie Jones, Miss M Reed, Mrs Thos Griffiths, Mrs B. Davies. An entertainment, including singing, recitation, &c., took place in the evening at which Mr W Davies presided. ST THOMAS' CHUBCH.—On Monday, the Sunday School teachers and members of the Bible Class, in connection with this church, numbering between 40 and 50, had their annual outing by a trip to Southerndown. Arriving at Bridgend by train, the party proceeded from there in brakes to its desti- nation where a very enjoyable day was spent. The state of the weather in the early part of the morning was certainly uupropitiouR tor a picnic party, the heavy downpour of rain being con- tinuous and promised ill for the pleasant rambles anticipated. But before noon the weather cleared up, and the party perambulated the beach and traversed the castle gronnds with a full enjoyment of the fine sceneries which they afford. The organizers of the trip were Miss James, Herapath, Watkin Davies and Charles Hayes. Mr J. G. Rees supplied the refreshments, and as usual left nothing to be desired in that important adjunct of an excursionist party. Special attention is invited to the choice stock of suitings, gents' silk and felt hats, caps, shirts, collars, ties, tennis and cricketing suits kept by^W. C. Edwards, opposite the Market, Bridgend. 171 0
A RIVAL TO PORTHCAWL. A correspondent writes :-It is rumoured that a Cardiff company have purchased or leased land below Maudlam Church from Miss Talbot, Mar- gam, on which to build several houses for visitors. The ground, it appears, is already pegged out. If the existence of a rival watering-place in the near vicinity of Porthcawl has the effect of bringing down the extortionate rents which landlords modestly demand as the price of a sojourn amid the unique charms of that delightful resort, then the news may be heartily welcomed.
PARK SLIP FUND. We are pleased to note that the miners of Bal- larat have just remitted to the above fund JE75 2s 5d.
LLANGEINOR FARMERS IN COLLISION. At Bridgend Petty Sessions on Saturday, Richard Leyshon, farmer, of Cae Abbot, Llangeinor, was fined £1 for assaulting Thomas Thomas, of Pantynawel, a neighbouring farmer, a cross- summons by defendant being dismissed. Mr Randall (Messrs Randall and Cay) was for com- plainant, and Mr Scale for the defendant.
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PORTHCAWL LOCAL BOARD DISTRICT. TO THE EDITOR. SIE,—I noticed in your last issue a letter signed by Mr Evan Matthews, Aberkenfig, containing an extraordinary proposal. I crave a little space to rpply or rather to give my views upon the proposal. Mr Matthews is very anxious for an amalgamation of Pyle, Kenfig and Kenfig Eill with Porthcawl. The proposal is a very wild one. The outer districts have nothing in common with us. Our wants are very different to theirs. The proposed area would be too large and far more expensive than if the outside parishes were formed into an urban district of themselves. One might say that we would con- siderably gain by the increased ratable value, but if the people there demanded the same treatment as Porthcawlians demand, the rates would become intolerably high. Porthcawl has higher aspirations than of being linked to the places named by Mr Matthews. I am afraid Mr Matthews advocates a connection that must be unpopular to both parties. Our town is now to be lit up by gas, and may be lit up by electricity in the immediate future. When willthefariners of Kenfig and Pyle, and the cottagers of Kenfig Hill require the farms and country lanes lit up, if the parishes referred to by Mr Matthews are to be made an urban district. Our Local Board has already pledged itself to a water scheme, and may be now really contemplating an early purchase of the Porthcawl Water Company's Works. All this points to the unreasonableness of Mr Matthews' su-gestion. -1 am, &c., J.B. Porthcawl.
A LICENSING QUESTION AT BRIDGEND. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-On the occasion of the Licensed Victual- lers' Sports held at Bridgend, on Monday last, application was made to the Bench of Magistrates at Bridgend on the Saturday previous for an occa- sional license, to accommodate the public, which | application was refused. The principles upon which two of the magis- trates refused to grant this license are teetotal principles; personally I do not object to them holding those principles, but when they sit upon a Magisterial Bench, it is their duty to administer the law, not to make it. It is within my knowledge that one of the magistrates sitting upon this occasion is the owner of certain licensed premises or house. To be con- sistent and carry out his theory, would it not be wise for this gentleman to close this house and practise what he preaches ? I wish to point out the impropriety of parties interested in the liquor trade on the one hand, or of teetotalers on the other, acting as licensing Justices. I maintain that those whose duty it is to administer the laws relating to the licensed retail sale of drink are bound to administer them sympathetically, with an honest recognition of the plain fact that a statutory licensing tribunal aits for the purpose of granting such licenses as are called for by public requirement, and not for the purpose of suppressing such licenses. The notion that our licensing system can be honestly administered by men with minds warped by the teetotal craze is as preposterous as the idea of placing a professional thief on the Bench to try persons accused of larceny, or that of submitting the question of the mental capacity of an alleged lunatic to the decision of a jury constituted wholly or in part of the inmates of an asylum for idiots. If every magistrate whose mind is warped or ( biassed to such an extent as to disable him from exercising judicially the discretion with which the law has entrusted licensing tribunals would retire from the Bench whenever the question of granting or withholding a license is submitted for decision, there would be little ground for com- plaint. The worthy Chairman, I am informed, with his long experienca and unbiassed mind, was quite prepared to grant the license in question. I am, &c., FAIRPLAT. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,—I crave for a small space in your paper to call attention to the action taken by the Bridgend Bench-or rather the majority of the magistrates who happened to act on Saturday-in refusing an application for permission to sell refreshments in the Six Bells Field, on the occasion of the Sports on Monday. In justice to the Bench as a whole, I should preface. this letter by saying that only three members of the fraternity adjudicated in this particular case, so that the decision given on Saturday can by no means be taken as reflective of the feelings of the Bench. As a matter of fact it is open to doubt whether more than two of our magistrates would ever commit such an act of L7ross injustice as these two, with more zeal than discretion, deemed it expedient to perpetrate on Saturday. "An act of gross injustice" may sound exaggerative at first sight, but when all the the circumstances are known, it will be found not to be an inapt description. Let me briefly ex- plain. A Justice of the Peace who is interested in brewery undertakings, or has any connection with the trade, is precluded from adjudicating when any licensing question has to be decided, because, I presume, he is held to be a prejudiced person and liable not to give unbiassed decisions. This being so by what conceivable code of justice can magistrates of the Opposite extreme" i.e., gentlemen, one of whose chief objects in life is the suppression ef the Trade"-be eligible to adjudicate on licensing questions ? Are not they equally prejudiced-and liable not to give un- biassed opinions ? It stands to reason that they are, and their a position is rendered all the more untenable and their conduct all the more tyranni- cal when we remember that fanatics are so uncon- trollably impulsive as to be absolutely impervious to reason and non-chalant before appeal, however just and reasonable its nature. But however that may be it was two of these that formed the ma- jority on Saturday. When faddists are invested with judicial prerogatives, they should use them in channels consistent with justice, and they should under no circumstances be allowed to exercise a despotic sway over the rights of the public, crip- pie their liberties, and give full play to their chimerical whims and fancies at the expense of the multitude. Surely in this age of fair-play an institution that was established solely and entirely for the purpose of administering justice should not allow its own members to so stultify its j actions as to merit) public disapprobation-aye, and ridicule. Common sense dictates that licensing questions should be dealt with by scrupulously impartial magistrates—magistrates who can claim complete disinterestedness, and are free from any taint of prejudice. If this rule be observed then, and not till then, will justice be done. If the already much-maligned licensed victualler is to be sat in judgment upon by men who have been lifelong temperance advocates, and are violently hostile to the trade, then the sooner the whole justiciary system undergoes a purifying process-a revolution if you like-the better for justice and for justices.—Yours, &c., JUSTICE. Bridgend, June 4th, IS9t.
BRIDGEND LICENSED VICTUALLERS SPORTS. The first athletic sports organised by the Bridgend Licensed Victuallers came off on Mon- day, at the Five Bells' Field. During the day excursions were run from several of the more populous neighbouring localities, but owing to the unpromising weather the event wa* not so well patronised as it undoubtedly would have been were the meteorological conditions more in harmony with the time of year. People there are, however, to whom wet weather is no deterrent, and hundreds of these wended their way to the Five Bells' Field on Monday, to be reinforced later on in the afternoon by many more after the rain had ceased. The sports were advertised to commence at one o'clock, and about that time the Bridgend Volunteer Band marched towards the field, but the events did not begin till about two o'clock. No sooner had they commenced than the weather began to clear up, and during the whole of the afternoon the rain kept off. A varied pro- gramme had been prepared and the sports proved of a most attractive character, the keenness of the struggles for the various trophies being only equalled by the sustained attention of the numer- ous onlookers. The following were the officials;- Starter of foot races, Mr C. Hansard, Bridgend starter of pony race, Mr F. Moon, Bridgend judges, Captain J. C. Coatb, Mr W. Herbert, and Sergt.-Major Pratt; stewards, Mr H. Stiles, Mr T. Morgan, Lieut. John clerk of course, Mr Jacob Jenkins, Bridgend handicapper, Mr W. H. (J wynne, Swansea hon. sec., Mr E. Row berry, Ship Hotel, Bridgend. Altogèthr the sports went off very successfully, and as Bridgend seems to be lethargic in the direction of providing "sports for the multitude," the organisers of Monday's proceedings are to be congratulated for stepping into the breach, and it is to be hopbd that it will become a popular annual institution. RESULTS. 120 YARDS FLAT RACE.—1st prize, £ 7 2nd prize, JS2 3rd £ 1. First and second in each beat to rua in final. First heat—1, Charlie Jones. Cardiff, 4 yards; 2, James Barnard, Abeidare, 4 yards. Second beat-I, William James, Bridgend, l-i yards 2, A. J. Jones, Aberdulais, 5 yards. Thira heat— 1, L>. Pedvvell, Swansea, 7 yards 2, H. L. Coath, Bridgend, Final heat—1, Charles Jones, 2, D. Fed well; 5, H. L. Coath. This was an exciting race. Coath maintained the lead till wichin a short dis- tance of the end. when Charles Jones spurted ahead. Between Coath and Pedvvell there was hardly anything to choose for second place. One MILE FLAT RACE.—1st prize £ 5: 2nd. L2; 3rd, £ 1—1, W. Humphrey. Bridgend, 135 yards; 2, W. R. Evans. Bridgend 3rd, D Evans, Skewen. A good race. TWO-MILE BICYCLE RACE.—First prize 22: 2nd £1; 3rd 10s.—1, F. Minshall, Brkigeou, (scratch) 2, Herbert Morgan, Pontycymmer, 100 yards 3, E. Laviers, Maesteg, (scratch). Four entered, but J. Morgan, Pontycymmer, met w ith a mishap and gave up after doing one round. Minshall took the lead in the third round, but Jordan, who proved a most plucky rider, though a very young one, kept close behind, and in the last round but one spurted ahead. He gave the spurt too soon however, and in the last round Minshall regained his lead and won by a few yards, Laviers being a bad chird. ONE MILE WALKING RACE.—1st prize, £ 1: 2nd, 108,-lst, William R. Evans. Bridgend, 60 yards; 2nd, Thomas Carey, Aberkentig, 50 yards. This proved a most interesting event, from the exciting character of the finish. Carey forged ahead early, and maintained a lead until the last round, when Evans who had been following close behind, over- took him and won by about four yards. 440 YARDS FLAT RACE.—1st prize, £ 4 2nd, B2; 3rd, £ 1—1, J. Alford, Melincrythan 2, D. Pedwell, Swansea; 3, J. Barnard, Abeidare. POTATO RACE (50 yards and 50 potatoeb).-lst prize, JSi 2nd. 10s 3rd, 58 1, A. Tovvnsend, [Bridgend; 2, Thomas Jones, Aberkenfig; 3, W. Farmer, Pontycymnier. CONSOLATION RACE (150 yards).—The prize of J61 was won by W. M. James, Bridgend. PONY RACE (two miles) for ponies 13 hands and under.-lst prize, J35 2nd, L2; 3rd, i;i-i, Mr John Jenkins' (Pencoed) Blinker"; 2, Mr Evan Thomas' (Coity) Old Coity Lass"; 3, Mr T. Jenkins' (Tremains) "Jesse."
WEST GLAMORGAN BAPTIST ASSOCIATiON ■ ANNUAL MEETING AT GOWERTON. > The annual association of the Welsh Baptists for West Glamorgan took place on Wednesday at Gowerton Baptist Chapel, presided over by the Rev E Edmunds, Swansea. The President read a very interesting paper on Conquering of the World." The Rev Isaac Thomas, Caersalem Newydd, the secretary, read the various changes in the churches, viz: Baptised, 702 restored, 337, received by letters. 567, total, 1,606 expelled, 201, died, 773, left by letters, 567, left without letters, 370, total, 1,340 increase, 443. The number of members at 4 the end of 1893 was 13,773, number of churches, 76, branches, 2, pastors 56, local preachers, 47, Sunday schools, 90, scholars, 12,381, and teachers, 1,3iO. The following ministers were received into the I association: The Revs E. Jones, Bethania, Maesteg; W .Davies, Pontardawe J E Thomas, Cwmgore W E. Harries, Penyfai; and 11. A. Hague, a Skewen, from America. S A transfer letter was recommended to be given to the Rev William Evens, Pentyrch, on his departure for the United States. The Rev. W. P. Williams, Landore, read his I report of his visit to the various churches that j i receive assistance from the home mission fund. The report was considered very satisfactory. Upon application from Glanamman Church, it ;'1 was unanimously agreed to restore the Rev E. Jj Jenkins, of Tylagwyn, Garw Valley, to preach. i Mr T W Jones, Neath, read his report in con- nection with the Sunday School examinations, and the results from the various schools in the district was most encouraging | The report was enthusiastically received, and -:t- votes of thilnks were passei to Mr Jones for his indefatigable efforts in furthering Sunday School work. A resolution was adopted approving of the Government Disestablishment and Diseudowment J Bill. Mr. John Evans (Bridgend) is announoed as the chairman-elect of the Association. Mr D. Griffiths J (Waunwen) was elected secretary.
A BENEFICE FOR THE REV i W. A. EDWARDS The Rev W. A. Edwards, B.A., son of the Vicar J of Llandow, has jusf been presented with the living V; of Bunbury, in Cheshire. The living is in the Ot of the Haberdasheries Company, London, and Mr ] Edwards* appointment was in response to a very influentially-signed memorial presented by the congregation, by whom he is held in muci respect. Mr Edwards was curate-in-charge of the parish during the greater part of last year.
ASSAULT ON A GARW COLLIERY MANAGER. At Bridgend police-court on Saturday the Bench granted a warrant for the apprehension of John Stevens, a collier, of 15, Gwendoline-street, Blaen- garw, on a summons charging him with assauting Mr David Matthews, the manager of the Ocean Colliery. Mr Matthews stated that defendant was irritated because a part of his pay had been kept back, and on his telling him that it was his own fault he struck him a violent blow under the ear.