IMPENDING DEPARTURE OF THE REV. J. GWILYM JONES I FROM BRIDGEND. I On Sunday evening last the Rev J. Gwilym Jones, pastor of the English Congregational Church, Bridgend, announced to his congregation I that after careful consideration he had decided to accept n unanimous call from the English Congre- gational Church at Pennrth, to become their pastor, and that he intended to give up his ministerial duties in Bridgend at the end of July. A brief outline of Mr Jones' connection with Bridgend, as well as a few lines more personal to himself, may not be out of place on an occasion when his personality excites more than ordinary interest. In the event then of nothing unforeseen occurring, and his leaving, as already stated, at the end of July, the rev. gentleman's stay at Bridgend will have been exactly six years-by no means a short ministry, as the custom obtains, through a concatenation of circumstances, in the congregational denomination now-a-days; but very short and evanescent as the custom obtains with time to travel speedily. But whether it may be ionsidtfrsd long or short is of no consequence of more moment is the fact that his pastorate has been an extremely happy one-happy for himself, and happy for the congregation unto whom he has ministered with such acceptableness. Under his beneficent regime the life of the church has run smosdhly on no note of discord has been struck peace has reigned supreme, and everything has been in unison with the sacred character of the work done. And this is not surprising, for his very nature is repugnant to dissension of any kind. Frankness of mind, suavity of manner, kindli- ness of disposition, and singleness of purpose- these are qualities that do not go side by side with the baser and more unsavoury elements that are alas very often associated with church life, such as internal dissension, petty personal bickerings, unseemly squabbles, and other sinister visitations with which we in Wales are so accustomed, by reason of a greater recognition of religion as a Divine principle than as morality in practice. Mr Jones, unlike many of his brethren, practises in his ordinary relations with his fellow men what he preaches from the pulpit. He does not inculcate humility in the pulpit and practise arrogance in the street like some masterhands at ecclesiastical chicanery; and in this alone lay a potent influence, for now-a-days actions speak louder than words. So much for his social side. Whilst it is safe to avow that Mr Jones' departure will be regarded with unfeigned regret by all who had the pleasure of knowing the man, the pastor, and the preacher it is equally certain that the regret will be tempered by the reflection that his new sphere of labour will open out a wider scope for the exercise of those undoubted gifts with which he has been endowed, and which, when practically applied, are so much in harmony with his sacred calling. It may sound invidious to rivals and rivals' puffers to say so, still there is nothing like being candid, and as to be candid is to unburden your mind of thoughts patent to yourself if nauseous to others, 1! we will assert without more prefatory ambiguity that Mr Jones is the best preacher in this part of the world anno domini 1894. This must not be taken as a reflection on the capabilities of the other local members of the cloth, but as a tribute to Mr Jones' power; and if anyone should interpret this simple statement otherwise, then he is a believer in the illogical maxim that a distinct recognition of the talents of one man is likewise a distinct recognition of the want of talents in others. But be that as it may. Mr Jones, we have said, is a powerful preacher. Now, wherein lay the secret of his power ? How does he make his preaching attractive to the multitude, convinc- ing to the sceptical, a thing of beauty to the stoical? The reason, to use a hackneyed phrase, is not far to seek. He is earnest, and earnestness engenders the respect of the sincere; he is eloquent, and his eloquence touches the feelings without blinding the judgment, as is the wont of your much-vaunted Welsh hicyl his sermons are permeated with reasoning, and reasoning com- mands the attention of the thoughtful; he never hesitates or falters, and not to hesitate or falter is to rivet the attention of all. Some preachers there are now-a-days who, having delivered themselves of what in their eyes is an eloquent passage, pause (in wonderment at their eloquence) and gaze at the upturned faces before them. These constitute the species of socially ostracised practitioners generally snubbed the "oratorically jerky." No pulpit rhetoric is acceptable now-a-days that stops, jerks about, and gets muddled owing to its inherent impotence and want of stability. It must run on, it must be stable. Mr Jones' does run on, it is likewise stable hence it is effective, glowing-, impressive. Nor is it as a preacher only that he ■ outshines the common order. As a platform speaker he is equally effective—equally cogent in argument, equally masterful in delivery. Take his stirring address at the town-hall, on the occasion t of the tercentenary celebration of John Penry's death. That showed that once he has dived into the marrow of his subject and fathomed the pure essence, the ethereal depths, he has a power of giv- ing the thoughts that are in him such a vivid pour- trayal as to leave others—even that sombre-minded -veteran, Cynddylan Jones, included—struggling .among themselves on the level of oratorical mediocrity, for whilst he appealed to the loftier passions, his compeers dabbled in moth-eaten common places, which they adorned here and there with tawdry verbiage to please their senti- mental selves. Mr Jones' masterly homilies from the pulpit on the abiding principles that we have inherited through the martyrdom of Penry and others will be too fresh in the memory of those possessed of sufficient mental grasp to take in the recondite teachings that he deduced therefrom *,o need further amplification. Fortified by theologi- cal erudition and educational attainments of no ordinary breadth his sermons partake more of the didactic than of the evangelical order -they are analytical and expository rather than appealing and plaintive — thoughltruth to tell the appealing tone is often introduced. To say that i he has been assiduous in the discharge of his pastoral duties would be to become super- erogatory; By dint of his all-round qualities, his ministry has been prolific of good results. The church under him has enjoyed a period of pros- perity hitherto unknown in its history, and never of a truth was pastor held in greater esteem by his flock. It will be a difficult matter to re- place him. We wish him God speed.
BRIDGEND. SATURDAY-Before Mr R W LLEWELLYN (chair- man), Messrs R K PRICHARD, R L Kxioirr, J D Nicholl, W LLEWELLYN, and W HOWELL. A Sequel OF THE STRIKE. — Thomas Rogers, formerly a csllier at Nanthir, Blaengarw, v. as ordered to pay 2 6 a week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Margaret Ellen Murphy, an unmarried womaa living at Kenfig Hill' together with the costs amounting to £ 3 15s: Defendant lodged at complainant's mother's house for six weeks during August last year, and undue intimacy first took place on the evening of Margam Flower Show. Mr Scale was for the lIomphinant and Mr T. J. Hughes for the defoliant. Nantymoel NEIGHBOURS AT LoGSEDHEADS.—SL Daniel, collitr, of Nantymoel, was charged by Mary Jane Ball, with assault. The parties live next door to one another. It appeared there is only one privy between the two houses, and according to com- plainant's statement as defendant and his wife refused to lei her have the key, was proceeding to force the door open, when defendant ran at her and struck her, knocking one of her teeth out. In answer to Mr Hughes, who appeared for the defendant she stated she tbrew a stone at defendant after he struck her. Dr Thomas had refused to give her a. medical certificate in this matter. The assault was corroborated by Isaac Clerk, and defendant was fined 12s.
FOOTBALL MEETING AT BRYNCETHIN. A general meeting of footballers was held at the Dunraven Hotel on Monday evening, and in the absence of Mr B. Edwards, president, the chair was taken by Mr W. Lewis, Eryncoch. It was unanimously agreed that a football team be formed, and Mr W. Lewis was appointed secretary. He will be pleased to arrange home and home matches with all local teams. The accounts were read, and were found to be £ 1 12s 7id to the good. :1 z;1
ANNIVERSARY SERVICES AT PENDOYLAN. Anniversary services were held in Pendoylan I Church on Tuesday evening and throughout Wednesday of last week. The preachers were the Revs D. E. L. Jones, Llandow (in English); and J. Williams, Llangeler (in Welsh); on Wednesday morning, the Rev G. A. Sowter, St Silas, Bristol (in English); on Wednesday afternoon, the Revs D. E. LI. Jones (in English), and T. U. Phillips, Cardiff (in Welsh); and on Wednesday evening, the Revs G. A. Sowter (in English), and J. Williams (in Welsh). The morning service was fully choral, and was intoned by the Rev J. H. Lewis (Bonvilston). The choir acquitted itself most creditably. In addition to the clergy mentioned above, the following were also present, most of whom took some part in the services:—Revs T. H. Lewis (vicar), J. S. Jones (Pentyrch), A. T. Hughes (Llancarvan), D. Williams (Llantrithyd), J. Johns (St Lythan's), and J. Williams (Llan- trissant). The congregations were very large, especially on Wednesday evening, when the church was full to overnowing. Luncheon and tea, towards which the church people contributed in money or in kind, were pro- vided in the schoolroom, and not less than 140 sat down to each meal, and were waited upon by the lady membeis of the church. The sacred edifice was nicely decorated by Miss M. Day, for which purpose flowers were sent by Mrs Davies (Pendoylan House). The collections, amounting to £ 8, were towards the debt still remaining on the restoration fund. Everything passed off so well that the Vicar has already announced that similar services will be held (D.V.) next June.
A DRUNKEN HUSBAND'S INHUMAN CONDUCT. At the Magistrates' Clerk's office at Bridgend, on Monday, George Tingle, of 9, St. Marie-street, .1 Bridgend, painter, was charged with unlawfully wounding his wife Isabella, by striking her on the head with an iron scraper, on J une 16th. Prosecutrix stated that she had been married to the defendant, who was now a painter, about 40 years, and lived in St. Marie-street. Last Satur- day evening, about five o'clock, he came home, and not having given her any of his wages she asked him for some. He gave her none and began to abuse her. He was not sober then. He changed his working clothes and went out as soon as he could. He came home soon after ten o'clock "dreadfully drunk." She told him she hid not been down in town to buy anything, and again asked him for money to provide food for the week. He said he would not give her any and again abused her. He took up a coal scraper from the fire grate and struck her with it on her head. The blow struck her down and inflicted a wound on her head which bled very much. She got up as well as she could and he was coming towards her again, and swearing and tearing at her when she, in self-defence, took up a breakfast cup, threw it at him, hit him on his head with it, and he bled from the effects of the blow. A young man who knew her came in, and sent for a policeman and Police-constable McLeod came, and after examin- ing both took her husband into custody. She added that she had sought medical advice. Police-constable Donald McLeod deposed that about 10.30 on Saturday night he was called to the defendant's house. He found Mrs Tingle in the house next door, bleeding profusely from a wound on the left side of the head. Her bodice was saturated with blood; and there were blood marks all over the floor. On going to the defen- dant's house he found a large pool of blood by the front door. The defendant was out in the back. Witness asked him what be had been doing to his wife, and he paid he would give her more than that." Witness then charged him with unlaw- fully wounding his wife with a poker, and he replied I don't care any more for that than I do for the charge." He was under the influence of drink and very excited. Witness took him to the police-station, searched him and found on him a watch and chain, and 17s Id in money. He pro- duced the iron scraper which was given him bv Mrs Tingle. 9 The case was adjourned till Saturday.
TONDU. We are pleased to note that J. Bedford Thomas, who has now left the Tondu School, and who ifc. the son of Mr Evan Thomas, late of Bryncethin, f has been successful in obtaining a scholarship for entrance into the PengamEndowed Grammar School) Gelligaer. There were seventy competitors from the-various schools in the neighbourhood for twelve vacancies. J. B. Thomas obtained the first place on the list.
MARRIAGE OF MR. S. M. RICHARDS, NEATH. The marriage of Mr Samuel Morris Richards, of Caederwen, Neath, third son of the late Rev John Richards, Wesleyan minister, to Miss Alice Hannah Dixon, daughter of the Rev John Dixon, Wesleyan minister, of Pembroke, was solemnised at the Wes- leyan Chapel, Pembroke, on Tuesday. The Rev John Dixon, assisted by the Rev Seth Dixon, of Tenby, officiated, and the bride was given away by Mr Benjamin Dixon, of Sheffield. A large number of friends assembled at the chapel, and after the ceremony the happy pair were tin recipients of warm congratulations and good wishes. After the breakfast, which was laid at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs S. M, Richards took their departure for a tour in North Wales.
CRICKET NOTES. The Clerk of the weather continues to t?sat cricketers so scurvily that there is really quits a dearth, of matter to write about thib-week. Tlic aummsr is half over and'yet we have had none sf it. That's a real paradox. In default of matches to comment upon we must have recourse to what may be regarded as extraneous- matter, yet coming within theprovince of legitimate cricket gossil). There is th»fc little letter of ""Common sense," for instance^ which though only a. week old, ha? nevertheless income quite an historical coup." 41: :II: Take for instance, his referenee to one particular player. I will say nothing of; the bad taste in which it is conceited, but will ma^ely deal with it en its merits. "Common-sease'' labours under the impression tiit this player has been playing by virtue of '.L- batting alone whereas as a matter of fact, he is about the b,Pt reserve bowler that the team possesses. This af course makes all tile difference in the world aad completely dissipates the sarcasticinnsaendoes th3.t, "Common-sense" hss deemed it aportaaaanlike to make at his expense. :If: # # But Common-aense'a''main gnwsnd^s of objec- tion to the team as at' presently ccmstvtjwfced refer to its class exclusivaness. But whaA are the facts? To judge by the whole tome M "Com- mon-sense's" letter, one- would cone to* the con- elusion that the team \ms composed: erxclueively of what be calls "Aristocratic atoms. :'r That is far from being the case, and though there is. a pre- penderaace of those wiio to Common-sense's'' democratic mind are a species of bsi&s.nowr*. yet there i& a large intermixture—to make- use once more of Common -ense's" classic languatge-of bona fide- plebeians. But gratnting for a moisent that thfe; team is inclined to be aristocratic, it must be Bememtbered that that, is explainable by the fact that "The homey-handed sons of toil ''are not so lavishly en- dowed with this world's goods as to be abie to make journeys to Llanelly, Swansea, Cardiff and other distant towns whenever called upon to do so as members of the club. Travelling aow-a-days is an "expensive luxury" cjad when in- addition to the railway fare you have to pay for replenish- ing the inner man a very large slice indeed is snapped 98 the weekly wage of the Horny- handed son of toil." That seems to me to be the position, and if it does not eoovince Common-sense" then*all>I can say i? that his mind so teairs with rankling pre- judice against Aristocratic atoms" thatiuots are unto hiaa tike defeat is to an enemy—wall and wormwood. « The unpropitious weather prevented tko-match betweoa Bridgend and Maesteg, whichfcwas to have come off in the metallurgical town on. Wed- nesday.
EXTENSION OF BRIDGEND LOCAL BOARD DISTRICT. THE ORDER TO BE APPEALED AGAINST. ACTION BY BRIDGEND AND TONDU. At the quarterly meeting of the Glamorgan nocal Government Committee-held aft Cardiff on Thttt-s- day, Alderman W. H. Morgan presiding—the fol- lowing ostler was made upon the resommendation -of the Executive Committee affeclitog the Bridgend Local Board District and the District of the Rursl1 Sanitary Authority :— The Local Government district of Bridgend shall be extended so as to include so much of the parish of Coity Lower within the rural sanitary dis- tricts of the Bridgend and Cowbridge- Union as is situated north of the south fence of, the old mail road leading from Ewenny Bridge to New Inn Bridge, includiag the whole width of'such road, so much of the parish &f Newcastle Loww as is situate in the said rural sanitary district, and.the whole of the parishes of Ynisawdre and Newcastle Higher. (2) rhe residue- of the parish of Coity Lower shall be united with the parish of Merthjrmawr. (3) The Bridgend rmral sanitary district shall.be ddvided into two districts, as follows :-(a) St Bride'* Major, St Brides Minorr Coity Higher, Coychunoh Lower, Ewenny, Kenfig,. Llangynwyd Middle; Llaagyn- wyd Lewer, Laleston, Merthyrmawr, Pemeoed, Pyle, Sker, Tythegstoa Higher, Tythegatdn L»wer, and Wick>shall fsvcm a raral district to be-oalled the Bridgend.Rural District (b) St Andrews-Miner,. St Athan, Colwinstan^ St Donats, Eglwysbrewis, I Flemingston, Gilettton,. St Hilary, LI&nbletbMtn, ¡ Llandough,* Llandewy Llangan, Llanharran, LJan- harry, Llanilid, Llanmaea, Llanmihaugsl, Llan- sannor, Llantwit Major-, Lisworuey, Mstrerossj. St Mary Church, St Mary Hill, Monknash, Penllme, JPeterstone~super-montemy Stembridge, and Y-stiml- I ewen shall, forma rural district to be called, the Cowbridge Rtiral
NO OPPOSITION The inquiry having been formally opened, the Inspector inquired whether there was any opposition to the scheme, but there was nsaie forthcoming, and the hearing of evidence was tbien taken.
BEE-KEEPING. [BY AMATEUR Exzmr?'.] In S'strang hive which meditates-cwarming there* are three kinds of bees, viz., queen, drones, and worker3-. The queen-bee is the mothci' of the hive she it is who lays the eggs from which <rre developed workers"drolles, and other queens. In- appearance she is sordfewhat wasp-like, her abdomen being long and tapering. When compared with her length, her wing&- are short, and folded over the back. Her colout is' dark-brown above, and" copper- coloured befieath. Like the worker, the cjiieen is furnished with a sting, but it is less powerful, and is seldom used except against rival queers-. The average duration oi a queen's life is abbfifc four years, thougB/if kept continually laying, she will usually be exh^tisted before that period has. Expired. Many bee-keepers- wi12 not keep her after ths*second year. In a prosperous hive, egg-laying extends from about Jaautfry to-October, gradually inerSasiog to May or June, and then diminishing^ The nrnvber of eggs-that a fertile queen will lay :S- verr great, 2,000 cr-3,000 a day during the Kflnmer months. The eggs- are- of two kinds, drone'egi^ wbieh are unirapregnated, and impregnated sggs-j! frora which are produced' workers and queens. The- movements of a queen are graceful and digxiged,. and she is treated: vhth- ^reat respect by the wo-L-in, Her less throws ifieminto.the-greatest consternoiftn,. and should they have ne. means of raising a 3no- cesso,r,'the cOlOn. -will! BOOn' perish. The quearte-is- instantly recognised' by her subjects, perhips^ through a pecuiierscent ttiat she has. If a second: queen is- introduced 'into'$ie hire, the intruder Nill be at once seized by the wsortkers, who will enclose her in a dense balyand tiius caase her death. TIfe drones are the males of the hive, and appear during, the suram-er montiis.- They are broad and bul:1y- and fly -vith a deep,- buzzing, note. Their number varies fram a few- hundreds to several thousand The objeafc of their- existence is the fertilisation of the queers, This tnkses plaae high up in the air, the- drone perishing in Shte act. They are also useful i& keeping -ip the heal; of ithe hive-, especially so during the last two cold months. They collect no poller nor honeys and ara' not. farnfeised with a stingr When swarming has-been given up for the season, or when the supply of'honey i& running short, they are driven from the 3ive>by she- workers, and quicklj. fall a prey to hunger and exposure. If, however, L colony is caeenless, theyaro spared, and may thuc survive through They usually live about three-months. Tbe weokess form the majority of the inmates of a Live. There are often 40,000 or It is their work to build corib to feed the youngs to bring in honey and pollen, .and to defend the hive against all intruders. They also .genfoMt. the ventilation of the hive by a rapid fanning motion of their wings. The length of thiir life depends- en the amount of work they do-in summer it is abouJ: six weeks, in winter perhaps as nany moathsh. la sex the workers are- undeveloped females* and at is a remarkable fact that if a colony, remains-for a time queenless, some of the workers will often take upon themselves the duties of laying-motfaens> but all the eggs they deposit will hatch into.droaes. These pests of thc4, hive are called fertile workers.
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOP-- MENTS, OF PONTYCLUNv The operations whkih have been going on foa- some time past at the Cardiff Navigation. Company's pit. near Pontyclun with the view ot. extending the coal workings, have at lengths proved successful, a vein of coal of very good. quality having, been struck at the .end of last week. The: undertaking is the property of Mr: Masters. This, coupled with the fact that Mr David, of the Pencoed Ironfoundry, is also erecting a, foundry in the locality, which is. likely to give employment to a considerable number of .hands, has naturally produced aUi encouraging.etfect in the neighbourhood.
COITY HIGHER SCHOOL BOARD. The ordisaary monthly meeting of this Board was held on Tuesday last; when there were present: Mr W. McGaui (vice-chairman), in the chair, Mr W. M. Richards, Mr William David, and Mr W. Cooke^hqn clerk).. The tjveasurer's account, showed a., balance- in handed, Xi 13 6s 3d. Her. Majesty's Inspector's report on the recent: examination was.read, and tlt%, following is extracted from it Ml lied School— 'T)- change, ip- the manage- ment. has brought about a gratHjping state of things in connectica with the school. The avesnge attendance hdouble thui of last year, while the instruction and discipline were as satisfactory as can be expected under the cir- cumstances. The writing is bold s«id clear, and tba. sums are neatly set. The needlework deserves praise, aad the tonr,¡" of the school is improving.' Infants Class.—' The infants should be pro- vided wi th moiie reading aaatter* Lessons in objects and occupations are given with care. The aceommodattion is barsly sufficient for the average attendance.' S. Duckett has passed fairly.' The amount of grant received was three times the amount seceived last year, and the members expressed themselves as-,pleased with the report and the results, and congratulated the master, Mr T. J. Evans, on sapie.. With regard to the- remark in the Inspector's report that the accomodation for the infants is barely sufficient, it was resolved that the chairman and vice-chairmaA enquire as to how an enlargement could best. be provided, and report to the next meeting. The vice-chairman and Mr William David; were authorized to sign cheques for the salaries and other payments due.
DEATH OF MR. C. HIGTON, PONTYCLUN. Mr C. Higton, the officiating minister for many years at the English Baptist Chapel, Pontyclun, and locomotive coal inspector on the Great Western Railway in this part of the district, died on Friday last at his residence after some weeks' illness. The interment took pla;ce on Tuesday at Pontypool, deceased's native place, the body being conveyed by the 11,19 a.m. train from Llantrissant. A large body of mourners escorted the remains to the station, funeral service having been previously held at the Baptist Chapel. The members of the congregation and the railway employees each sent a beautiful wreath.
BREACH OF EXCISE LAWS AT LLANBLETHIAN. At Cowbridge Borough Police-court on Tuesday, Henry David Evans, Llanblethian, summoned at the instance of Mr Leslie McCoy, Excise officer, for using a carriage without a license on the 1,3th inst., was fined 6d, and ordered to pay 8s costs. Defen- dant drove a number of women in his trap frora Llanblethian without having his name on the vehicle. He promised to take out a license.
NOTICE TO CYCLISTS,—Copje and read for yourselves your RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES and study the riding reguktions and therefore be under no doubt as to whftV are the PENALTIES. Full information to be had in our windows —Brown and Williams, official repairer tq the Cycle jurist Club, Wj -ahum-street,
ALARMINO ACCIDENT Alrl. LLANHARRAN.. t. V NARROW ESCAPE OF A PASSENGER TRAIN. ¡ On Friday morcihg- last the level' crossing- situated about midway between Peticdsd and, Liantrisant, was the scene of what narrowly escaped proving a terrible calamity. The up" passenger train which leaves Pencoed shortly" after eleven o'clock in the morning, on rounding the curve at this point suddenly dashed into a horse and cart which were standing across the line. Both cart and horse were dashed to pieces, the animal being carried for a distance of Eoarly iOO yards, while a part of the vacuum brake apparatus on thily front bf the engine was damaged, tha train being thus' automatically brought to a. standstill after proceeding only a short distance. It appears that' -< the herse and cart belonged to Mr Thomas Richards, of Hoadreowen, who was taking- them as usual; over the crossing which affords communication between the highway and the farm lands. A good3, train had just passed, and-Mr Riehards had closed the gate and was proceedings to follow the horse when the passenger train which was hidden from sight by the tail-end of the winch had passed,' bore rciiKd She curve travelling at a high speed, and catching horse and cart in about the middle, Mr Richards experiencing a very narrow escape. It is catching horse and cart in about the middle, Mr Richards experiencing a very narrow escape. It is not improbable that the accidext: might have resulted in the wrecking of the train. As it was, only a delay of six or seven minutes*-was occasioned at Llantrissant,
I You 3ay Smith leads a cPunf Me?" Yes v he's a bull: on the Stock Exchange and a bear at > home." 11 WHAT, off again, Jenks, old fellow ? Why you only came back lrom the camp yesterday." Yes, ray boy, .but I'm going away newfor the benefit .of. my health!. THE following written definition, of the word J* bachelor was handed in by a boy A bachelor in a man who has no wife, nor wants no wife, nor (oan't get'no wife." j Let me lie down and die," said the cyclist who iwicountered She effects of the heat- wave„ but. when the tyre went five minutes later, the air was blue for- miles. He is still alive. n MOTHER: "I'm sure I don't know who you took your laziness from, Johnnie. It must have beevr your father." Johnnie: "Not sriaalL > Pa's got all the laziness-he ever had." WuxijlKSON: "Did the masrryoa bought that mule from say that he wouldn't kick?" Hender- • £ £ "N.o. bat he would hay»<said; so if I had j asked hiin. It is not true that every man His price haa," as they say— Lknow of one, an hones^man, Who gives himself away. Ir every man were as good ae« th« woman who ■ loves him fondly believes he is, ,the. morals of the world would undoubtedly be much improved. Hair'.s very thin, sir." Ifc waa thinner thm that thirty years ago." Indeed,, sir, you surprise me. Why,, you don't look mora than thirty now Bir." Thirty yesterday." "I never borrow trouble," said+he impecunious man, woo. liked to discourse ot hjaiown affairs. Well, implied the business man,, "rm sorry, but I haven't anything else to lend ta-day." I HER Father (coming suddenly-into the room) Eh, what is this ? Her Lovw" I was tellinjr Miss Budd a story." Her Father? "With your arm round her waist ?'' Her Lover: Er yes, sir. It was a love story." Ada.t; "Why does Clara speai of George as her intended'"? Are they engaged!?" Alice: but she intends they shall be." -4 "There are conditions," said the man. < who started the ventilating fan, uniler which one is justified in putting on airs." -4 Thkqwixg the slipper after the bride is aaidkto bs a much more ancient custom tham that of thsowhur the boot after the lover. j' A Boston card-player assorts-that no. woman*, though she were a deaf mute from her bilth. up could keep still in a game of wfcj&L Figg You think, I suppose, because antory. ia old it must be good." Fogg-: On the coatrary, r think because it is good it xmut be old." "My youth has flown," remarked the, Ckicago, girl after witnessing the fence-jumping contest between the young man and her pa's bulLdiJg. WAITER:" Any vegetables,, sir? Smithson:. "Yes, I'll have some beaas, please. Waiter: Broad beans, air ? SmititBon No*, the usual width." A COUNTRY paper, in puffiag a certair.^aoap, say<L It is the best ever used for cleansing a dirty man'* face. We have tried it, and therefore we know." vi MAGISTRATE: Now,then,M'Carthy no prevaricar tion Tell us all that passed betweentyou and th* defendant." M'Carthy Brickbats, jer honomr- just brickbats s CHARLIE Sappie: Na, I don't go ia^ojr yachtiof much since the time I was knocked overboard and lost) mysenses." Miss Spright: How sad.! ând you nev. recovered them, did you ?" Miss WORLDLY: Why have you aacfed ma to cauiy- you? I told you emphatically, three months ago! i that I could never lova you." Suits*: lis, buil'vw". fallen heir to a fortune since the.. MRS. Jones: "Is your wife at home, Mr,Wit- bur ? Wilbuo Not certain, Stat if you'llJholcll that screen dooi^ >>• half a painute. you'll heajrAom., her." MR. Sappy "Sbe is engagedto Cholly and, my-" self. Don't you .think that bad ??'- She Oh B don't know. Slifr, don't have to ,marry ^her 'of* you." How many stories has this building," asked stranger. "Several thousand," was the. reply„ What where am I r Li the fiction depart* ment of the public library." TRIVVET: "Is this your advertisements in that paper for a lost dogf Diúar:" Yes. Trjwetu-; "Why, youtB £ ver had a dog to. lose*" Dicer¡,=\ I know; but I want one now, and I. think I cam make a satisfactory selection- from the. igjA advertisement will bring in. a THE deacon's wife wanted; to jot dafNi the. twjk and leaning over to her scapegrace- nephew al* > whispered"Have you a card about "You can't play in chapel," was his sotanv 1 reproving answer. And the good old!, woman, wi&f £ <> flustered-that she forgot all about th» texjt.. Marmat>tjke "May I. go out t4- play > »» Mamma What, with. those larg £ holes. w Jar boota p" Marmaduke -No, vcifh the Wldoir next door. This rule is worth jotting,. Within yaur hat's brim- Don't try to learn yachting Ere learning, to ssrim. "-If there is any more of this, osculatoiy oon. Viviality," said the pretty little Boston girl at the children's party, vc/ymuch shocked, I nh^ll with- draw." 1 f GOOD for an Emerald Mander.—Am Irish member- recently evoked shouts of laughter all over the*. House of Commons by beginning a sentence with,, 15-1. forget whether I recollect." FURTHER Explanation Tynnccessary. — Sydaey* Smith,on being asked by a lady why it was repoufcecL. that there were more women in the world than men*, replied, "It is in conformity with the arrange- ments of nature, madam we always see inank oft heaven than of earth." Ikey'sLesson.—" Ike^exclaimed Abrom3fose$, as he glanced over his son s copybook, who> wriste dat gopy, Nothing sugseeds like sugeaaa^ "Mein teacher," replied Ikey. "Dot líoa all wrong, Ikey. Nothink sugseeds like failures und blenty of dem. Don't you forget to remember dot." v Weaey Watkuts "I don't want no more sleep again for a year." Wandering Wiling: "Wot'a «atin' you ?'' Weary Watkins: I slqe W; Light and dreamed I was workin' 1 MJ1.. Totteely "Could you many a very old man with a good deal of money, if he told you frankly how old he was and how =*cjb money he was worth F" Miss Timely: How much is he Worth?" MME. Finished (at Young Ladies' Academy): '< Miss Pretty, that was the sixteenth young man who has called here as your brcthtar, and I knoir you have been deceiving us." MissPr-ttv; "No, madams; I have promised to be a siste then tIL" ) 1 » — PRINTED axd Published (for the Proprietors) by JoHX EVAXS, Glamorgan (Juzette Offices, WyncUiam Street, and Queen Street, Bri(I.-end. FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1894.
CHURCH DEFENCE AT COWBRIDGE. A crowded and enthusiastic public meeting was held at the Cowbridge Town Hall on Wednesday evening-Mr F. W. Dunn pre- siding—to protest against tba Disestablishment and Disendowment Bill. The speakers were Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn, and Mr Byron Reed. On the motion of Mr O. H. Jones, seconded by Mr H. lv. Honifray, the following resolution was carried unanimously :—' That this meeting protests in the strongest terms against the intro- duction into Paaliament of a measure bearing the title of the Disestablishment and Disendow- ment of the Church of England in Wales aDd Monmouthshire, and calls upon 3.11 Christian people in England and Wales to do their utmost to defeat it.' On the motion of Alderman Tilley, seconded by Mr Digby Nicholl, a copy of the resolution was directed to be sent to the Prime- Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, tie Home Secretary, Lord Salisbury, Mr A. J. Balfour, and Mr A. J. Williams. A vote of thanks was passed to the speakers on the motion of Alderman Jenkins, seconded by Mr W. V. Huntley, and a similar compli- ment was accorded the chairman on the proposition of the Rev S. H. F. Nicholl, seconded by Mr J. Hall. The arrangements for the meeting were very successfully made by Councillor W. L. Jenkins, the hon. sec. of the local branch of the Church Defence Institute.
PENLLYNE SCHOOL BOARD A special meeting of the above Board was held on Monday evening-, the 18th inst. The business of the Board having been disposed of, the clerk pro- duced the Annual Government Report of the school for the present year, which was considered to be de- cidedly good, the following is a copy:—'The tone and order are very creditable, and the instruction has materially advanced. The teaching in all subjects has been careful and thorough, the reading and grammar being less perfect than the other branches, while increased attention to the figuring and setting down of the sums will further raise the quality of the work in this respect. The infants have been well taught by Mrs Llewellyn, and are fully prepared to take up the elementary work of the first standard.' The total grant earned amounted to L72 5s 6d.
NEATH. Huivmss' Quadbillb BAND accept engagements for Balls, Parties, &c. Good time. new music. Terms moderate. — Apply G. T. Hutchins, 13, I Loodoo-r^d,
LOCAL VOLUNTEER IN- TELLIGENCE. BRIDGEND DETACHMENT. The detachment will parade at the Drill Hail at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday next, the 27th inst., in marching order. Members will come to the Drill Hall in kersey frocks, helmets and leggings, and receive the remainder of the eqnipment there, which will be clean and ready for them to put on. The cycling section will parade with their capes and mess tins strapped on their machines. The band will parade with their respective sections without thbir instruments. This being a special parade for the adjutant's inspection, every member is expected to make an effort to be present, and two points for annual shooting will be allowed to those attending. Any member having a great coat, havarsack or water-bottle in his possession will at once return them to the Drill Hall. Drills and class-firing for next week (the above excepted) will be as under, in private clothes. Parade in the Drill Hall at 7.45 o'clock, with rifles and side arms — Tuesday and Friday, company and recruits' drills. Saturday, class-firing (third-class), commencing: at 2.30 p.m. It is notified for general information that the annual inspection will take place in camp at Porthcawl, on Wednesday, the 8th August. By order, D. R. DAVID, Major, Commanding Detachment. June 22nd, 1894.
No » COMPANY, 2ND G.V.A. OEDEES FOR WEEK ENDING JUNE 30. Monday and Wednesday, gun and recruit drill at 8 p.m. Friday, adjutant's parade. Company drill parade at the Drill Hall at 7.30 p.m. sharp in andress uniform, with carbines, swords, and pouches, Band to attend. It is notified for information of all members that the annual inspection has been fixed to take place at Bridgend on Thursday, 19th July, 1894. Members are reminded that they must either be present on parade, or apply in writing to the officer command- ing the company for leave of absence one week prior to the date of parade. Hour of parade will be notified hereafter. By order, W. S. STALLYBRASS, Captain. Com. No 8 Co. Orderly Room, June 19, 1894.
MAESTEG DETACHMENT. With reference to the forthcoming camp at Porthcawl from the 3rd to the 10th August, I members who intend joining camp will be good enough to give in their names to Sergeant-instructor King at the Armoury not later than Saturday, 30th June. All members in possession of great coats, rifles, legging or haversacks must return them to the Armoury for inspection and completion of equip- ment. Plain clothes drills and class-firing as usual. Private practice is suspended until further orders. By order, J. G. MORRIS, Captain commanding Maesteg Detachment 2nd V.B. Welsh Regiment- Headquarters, Maesteg, June 20th, 1894.
COWBRIDGE AND PONTYCLUN DETACH- MENTS. ORDERS FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 30. Company drills in drill order, i.e trousers, kersey frock, Glengarry caps with waist belts, side arms and rifles, on Monday at Cowbridge at 7.30 p.m., and on Friday, the 29th inst., at Pontyclun at 7.15 p.m. sharp fall in at the Armoury, Laneiay. These drills will count two points for Christmari shooting. Squad and recruit drills in private clothes- with waist belts at Cowbridge (in Town Hall) on Wednes- day and Thursday at 7.30 p.m. and at Pontyclun (Lanelay) on Tuesday at 7.15 p.m. Third-class firing ia private clothes-at Ystradowen on Wednesday, commencing at 3 30 p.m.. no squadding after 4.30; and at Llandough. on Saturday, commencing at 2 p.m.; no squadding after five o'clock. Rifles and ammunition may be obtained at the Armoury at Cowbridge on Monday and Thursday after drill, and on Saturday from 12.30 to 1.30, and at Pontyclun on Tuesday and Friday after drill, and on Wednesday from 2 to 3.15 p.m. J. C. COATH, Captain Commanding. June 21st, 1894.
A MAESTEG RENT DISPUTE POLICE-COURT PROCEEDINGS. At the Police-court, Bridgend, on Saturday* John Morgans, a Troedrhiwgarth collier, appeared in answer to a summons by Morgan Griffiths, landlord of the Cross Inn, Cwmcerdin. Maesteg, charging him with being quarrelsome, and with refusing to quit his licensed premises. Mr Scale (Messrs Scale and David) appeared for the complainant, and Mr T. J. Hughes for the defendant. Complainant said because of an alleged dispute between their wives defendant came into the bar on the previous Monday evening, used abusive language towards his wife, and jumped on the counter to strike her. Witness pulled him down, and he then caught hold of a pint and smashed it on the counter. He defied witness to put him out, and after he had sent for the police, defendant's brother came and took him away. In half-an- hour afterwards defendant came in again, and asked for a glass of beer, but witness refused to supply him, and asked him to go out. He sat down, and told witness he could not put him out. His brother subsequently fetched him away a second time. Defendant occupied the house next door, of which witness' wife collected the rent. For the defence, Mary Morgan, wife of the defendant, said Mrs Griffiths had refused to give her a receipt for rent she had paid that morning, and she and her husband went to see Mr Griffiths about it. Mr Griffiths said he knew nothing about it, and her husband went away quietly with her brother. Wm Morgan, brother of the defendant, corrobo- rated, and The summons was dismissed with costs, but advocate's fee was not allowed.
ASSAULT ON A LOCAL GAMEKEEPER. At Bridgend Police-court on Saturday, Thomas Jones and Thomas Butler were charged with ..trespassing in search of rabbits. Defendants were caught by David J ones, a gamekeeper, rabbiting on Sunday evening on the ground between his house and Court Colman. They had partly pulled down a wall in their efforts to get at a rabbit. They said they were after a rat, but immediately afterwards a rabbit bolted out of the hole, and the dog they had with them caught and killed it. They refused to give their names, and defendant Jones on the game- keeper attempting to recognize him "sparred" at him, and afterwards threw stones at him. Butler behaved quietly. The charge of trespass was dismissed, but Butler was fined 10s for damage to the wall, and Joteg fined & 10# for daowtge »nd«9Moli,
BRYNCETHIN v. OGMORE VALLW. Played at Bryncethin an Saturday, andr Besalted in a vAu for the homesters- The visitors batted first, but did not stand long to the bowling of JJ Pugsley and T. Bailey, the former taking, five wiekets for eightiiuns and the laiter two for nothing. Scare:— OGMORE. H., Ham, run out 1 T Partridge, b Croft 3 H Davies, c and b Pugsley 1 TCulliford,bPugsley 0 D Davies, b Pugsley 6 G Gregory, c H Pugsley, b Croft. 4 H G Davies, c Bailey, Pugsley 0 H Slocombe, c Matthews, b Pugsley 1 W Webster, not out 0 F Slocombe, c Matthews, b Bailey 1 H Osborne, c Croft, b Bailey 1 Extras 1 18
BRYNCETBUI, J Matthews, b Culiiford 0 J Green, b Osborge 9 E Williams, b Culliford. 0 T. Bailey, run out 5 C Croft, c Ham, b Culiiford- 0 H Pugsley. b Culliford 2 J. Pugsley. b H Davies. 12 H Richards, not out 2 G Jenkins, b Osboriie 0 D Williams, c D Davies, b H Davies. 0 G Tatchell, b H. Osbonne 0 Extras. 2 32
0 LLANTRISSANT AND PONTYCLOWN UNITED v. LLANHARRY. A match was played between the above teams on Saturday last at Llanbarry, and resulted in a win for the visitorc by 71 runs. Score:- XLANHABBY. J Parsons, b W Heath 1 R Evans, b W Heath o W Quick, not out 9 A Parsons, c W Williams, b Heath. 16 W Fitzgerald, c Hayward, b Heath. 1 G Austin, b Heath 0 T Evans, b Williams j S Parsons, b Williams 2 J Edwards, b Prior 0 G Speed, handled ball. 2 Extras S3 XLANTBISSAXT AND PONTYCLUN UMITED. 0 Hayward, c Austin, b Fitzgerald. 19 W Prior, Ibw, b Fitzgerald 3 D Glasenburv, b Quick 27 F W Jones, c Speed, b Warren. 19 W A Heath, c J Parsonsr b Speed 9 W Williams, not out 12 John Taylor, run out 2 T Bunston, b Quick 0 W R Lewis, run out 3 E Rees, b Speed 0 Fred Price, b Speed. 0 Extras 10 104
OPERETTA PERFORMANCE AT TONDU. A grand performance of the operetta ontitled "Little Boy Blue," was given at the Tondu Schoolroom on Tuesday evening by Mr Wyndham Bevan and party. Before the commencement of the operetta, the children sang two action songs, The merry little maids and the merry little boys of Tondu School,' 'Hail, brothers, friends and companions all,' which was loudly applauded. Mr Dan Phillips sang The Holy Friar.' This gentie- man has an excellent voice, and the splendid style in which he sang nearly brought down the house. Miss Tilly Jones sang I The Holy City.' This young lady has a very sweet and refined voice. Air Evan Rogers, an old favourite, then sang in his usual style, and was loudly applauded and encored. Miss L. Davies, of Bryncethin, daughter of the late Mr Davies, schoolmaster, rendered a selected solo exceedingly well. The duett by Mr W. Bevan and Mrs°Highett, 'Country Courtship,' was j loudly encored. All the characters in the operetta were very good, and without wishing to make a distinction, we cannot help saying that I Boy Blue,' and Taffy, the Cook,' 'Jill 1 the maid,' and 'The one who tound it better to laugh,' Silver Bell,' end 'Lady Lee,' and 'JBo-Peep,' simply perfection. The whole programme was really good, and reflects great credit on both conductor and performers. Master and Miss Bevan and Miss Davies, of Bryncethin, played several beautiful selections on the piano.
I I advisrse action BY bridged RATEPAYERS. We understand t:!1at. a- number of p-omineafc B^jdgend ratepayers are takieg immediate steps- to. get'a petition signed throughout the whole of Coitp Lower and Mew-castler LQw.e:.tr with the view to the holding of an inquiry by. t!I.e- Local Govsromeat Bo isd against the order,
OPPOSITION BY XOUDU AND AK1R* KENEI&. Ata committee meeting, of the Tondu and-Aber- kenfzsf-ChambotfMof Trade, held on Tuesday evening., it was decided to' petition, the Local Government Board". the Comity Couaoil, awl the Executive Com- mittee of the. Council against the order as ivJEects-
A- PUBLIC PROTEST. A public-menting of the inhabitants of Newcastle Higher and Ynisawdre ia, to be held at the Rsading: Room, Aberkenfig, on Tuesday evening next for the purpo jeof protasting. against the inclusion oi those parishes within the Bitidgend. Local Board District,, and for-^taking the necessary steps for giving effect to the protest.
THE. LOCAL.BOARD CALLED UPON TO- RESIGN. The following, resolution, was passed at t?.e& laai. meeting- of the Bridgend Builders' and Astisans? Association .:— That this association, condemns the action* of. the deputation of the Bridgend Local Board at the inquiry, held at the Town Hall on Saturdaj,. June 9th instant, iu endea-veuring to include the p^ci&hes of Ynisawdie aud Newcastle Higher withia- the. Local Board district, and considers that the time has arrived, when, the members should resign their positions,as they have ceased to represent tha rate- payers of the town."
BRJDGEND AND TONOU SEWERAGE SCHEME. LOCAL INQUIRY. An eaquiry was held at the Town-hall, Bridgend, on Wednesday, by Major-General Phippp- Carey, one c £ the Inspectors of the Local Government Board, into the application by the Bridgtjad Local Board,for, sanction to a loan of £ 9,000, and by the Bridgend and Cowbridge Rural Sanitary Authority for a loan of £7,500 for the purpose of carrying out a joint scheme of sewerage for Bridgead, Tondu, and. Aberkenfig. There were present-Messrs W. MeC-aul, U. Walling ton, W. M. Richards, Michael Davies, T. J. Hughes, Morgan Williams.(surveyor), G. F. Lambert, Burnett and Rees (engineers), Mr R..B.. Cox (clerk to the Rural Sanitary. Authority). Dr Randall, Messrs R. Leyshon, J. Hurley, J. D. Nicholl, W. Riley, J. Herdman,. T. Williams (solicitor), W. Williams, W. Cooke, G. James, J. R. Lewis, Edward Jenkins, W. C., Edwards, F. Mowitford, Wintle Rees, W. Jenkins. (Park-street). W. Thomas (assistant-overseer), J*. P. Williams, Rev W. John, Mr T. Lloyd Edssards, Mr R. K. Prichard.
LOCAL 8TATSSHCS. Mr T. J. Hughes, clerk to the Local Board, was the first witness. The population of Bridgend Urban District, according to the last census was, be, stated, 4,891, the assessable value £ 17091,[and the amount of outstanding loan, £ 4,510. He mentioned the order which had been made to extend the boundaries of the district, and said it would certainly be confirmed by the County Council, subject to an appeal to the Local Government Board which he understood was to be made in regards to a part of the extension* The alteration would,, how- ever, not affect the scheme itself.
THE SCHEME. Mr G. F. Lambert (the engineer) then submitted plans of the proposed works, and described the scheme in detail. The town he explained was partly drained at present, and it was proposed to retain the existing drains in Nolton-street, Caroline-street, Coity-road, and Llynvi-street, which were in fairly good condition. The main drain which was 18in. in diameter, started at Quarella, and proceeded along what was known as the old tramroad, through York-street, Adare-street, the Market-place, the Slaughter-house, whence it crossed the river by an iron pipe, and afterwards passed through private lands to the outfall. The sewer would be ventilated by 35 six-inch ventilating shafts, and would be efficiently flushed by means of a number of flushing tanks. Witness then prooeeded to give evidence of a very detailed technical oharacter.
RATEPAYERS' COMPLAINTS. During the inquiry, Mr W. Riley called the inspector's attention to a very crying nuisance arising from the stagnant pool of sewage in the bed of the river Ogmore near the new bridge, which he considered a great source of danger to the health of the inhabitants. Mr Tom Williams, solicitor, also called attention to the inadequate ventilation of the main drain in Park-street. The Inspector agreed that the matters were urgent, and should be remedied with the least possible delay. Mr T. J. Hughes, as clerk to the board, under- took they should be the first matters attended to as soon as the loan was sanctioned, but they could not be executed out of the present rate, as they were not provided for in the estimate. The Inspector after wards took evidence upon the application of the Rural Authority. After the con- clusion of the inquiry, General Carey visited the site of the sewer outfall, and also the spots of which complaints had been made. The result of the inquiry will be made known in due course.
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