￼ .???a? T")M? <? .?u?. iB j?FH?Br k t?L ?"iBE? .r? "?? ?r ???<?? 'w???v?jEt PALACE:, JB I=t. I I>G- JE 1SrI> Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24th, 25th and 26th, I "HER DOUBLE LIFE!" Featuring Theda Bara. Thursday, Friday & Siturday, December 27,28,29. Special -The,r.ia Bara in I. "ROMEO AND JULIET!" r Prices as Usual. AUCTIONEERS'. ANNOUNCEMENTS. MESSES. MICHAEL DAVIES & CO. SALE FIXTURES. Sale of Semi-detaahed Villa at Coity Fields, Bridgen^ Sale of Leasehold Cottages at Coity Road, Newtown, Bridgend, etc. MR. R. J. TRANCIS. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. WHITNEY FARM, MERTHYRMAWR, NEAR BRIDGEND. (Situate about Two Mites from Bridgend Station, and about Three Miles from Pyle Station, G.W.R.) An Important and Attractive SALE of FARMING STOCK, IMPLEMENTS, ETC. MESSRS. RICHARD J. FRANCIS & HOPKIN D. MORGAN have been favoured with in- structions from Mr. J. T. Loveluck (who is leaving the Farm), to SELL by AUCTION, at the Farm, as above, on TUESDAY, JANUARY 22nd, 1918, the remaining portion of his very Valuable FARMING STOCK IMPLEMENTS, Etc. Further particulars will appear in future advertisements, or may be obtained in the meantime from the Auctioneers, at their Offices, 17. Castle Street, Cardiff, and Marias, Pyle. 1824 BRIDGEND TRADES & LABOUR COUNCIL and GARW MINERS' ASSOCIATION. TO PROTECT THE HONOUR OF THE WORKING CLASS. A PUBLIC MEETING Will be held at the Town Hall, Bridgend On CHR STMAS E VEj, kT 5.0 P.M. SHARP, Under the Auspices of the above Associations. BUSINESS: TO PROTEST AGAINST THE STATEMENTS OF MEMBERS OF THE BRIDGEND URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL THAT THE MINERS ARE "EXPLOITERS OF THE COMMUNITY." All Miners of the District, Workingmen and Women, and all Townsmen of Bridgend, includ- ing Members of the Bridgend U.D. Council, are earnestly invited to attend. (Signed), E. C. MORGAN, EVAN DAVID, J.P., 1813 Secretaries. Town Hall, Sridgend DON'T FORGET THE Eisteddfod At the above place On BOXING DA Y. THE ENTRIES ARE GREAT. SOME OF THE BEST SOLO SINGERS WILL COMPETE. Tests will Commence at 10 a.m. Prompt. EISTEDDFOD TO COMMENCE AT 10.30 A.M. SHARP. 1812 ,n. ST. BRIDES MINOR RECEPTION COM- i MITTEE for SOLDIERS and SAILORS. Registered Under the War Charities Ac. A LL who are anxious for a SPEEDY ENDING of the WAR, kindly attend our Grand Eisteddfod 'I At PENIEL CHAPEL, BRYNCETHYN, ON CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24th, 1917, Thereby giving another set-back to the Germans, and also giving fresh courage to our Local Boys. Date of Entries extended to DEC. 22nd, 1917. COME IN CROWDS. TREAT IN STORE. DAVID LEWIS, Brynhaulog, 17M Bryncethyn. WAR! WAR! WAR! pUT the Hun on Iron Rations. Sell us your Old Iron, Waste Paper, Old Rags, Old Ragged Clothes, Jam Pots and Wine Bottles, House Bones, Horse Hair, Rabbit Skins, etc. Everything bought and paid for on the scales. —Marine Stores, the back of Grove Road, Bridgend. Send post card, or call. Our carts will call on you on short notice.—W. Chatman, 12 The Rhiew, Bridgend. 1796 LOST Ardl) fOUNO C TRAY ED from Heolycyw, Dark Bay Mare Pony, 13.2; seven years old.-Thomas Hath- away, Heolycyw, Pencoed. 1793 TO LET. TO Be Let or, Sold, VILLA, double bay; in healthy position.—Full particulars, Apply 8 Court Road, Bridgend. 1723 TO LET,—House and S'.iop, 56 Nolton Street. Bridgend, double-fronted, good position.— Apply, Chas. Jenkins & Son, Saw Mills, Bridg- end. 1829 TO LET,—4 'Excellent Large Rooms for offices, etc.; best position in the centre of town; excellent accomm-od-tic,-n.-Apply, 22 Dunraven Pla, Bridgend. 1792 TO Be Let,-13 Acres of Good Grass for Cattle or Horses.—Thomas, Wick. 1757 HOUSE and Shop To Let.—Apply King's Head Hotel, Bridgend. 1739 ARTIFICIAL Legs, Arm, Hands, Crutches, Easifit Trusses, Steel-l, Comfortable.— Allen Pearee, 23 Charles Street, Cardiff. 1827 XTRA- VIM Poultry Powder will make your hens lay bucketsfull of fine, large eggs. 6d. J carton lasts 20 hens a fortnight.—Sold by J. Phillips, County Stores, Maesteg. 1755 < NOTICES. I WINNING NUMBERS of Prize Drawing in aid of Willie Robins, Margam :-579; 1385; 1085; 414; 1467; 426; 1411; 988; 374; 1153; 655; j 1684; 84; 987; 1238; 1208; 114. GLAMORGAN WAR AGRICULTURAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. GLAMORGAN SUPPLIES SUB-COMMITTEE. URGENT NOTICE. To Glamorgan Manure Merchants, Farmers and Small Holders. THERE is certain to be a Food Shortage dur- iug the continuation of the War and for a considerable period after the War. By order- ing Sulphate of Ammonia, and Superphosphate (28-33 per cent. soluable) BEFORE DECEMBER 31st, you can materially assist the Nation and the County. If you fail to do so by this date, no supplies can be guaranteed. W. J. P. PLAYER, Chairman; EVAN THOMAS, Splott Farm; NOAH MORGAN, Penybryn Farm. 13 St. Andrew's Crescent, Cardiff. 1712 MAESTEG URBAN DISTRICT. RETAIL COAL PRICES ORDER, 1917. The Schedule of Prices heretofore published in the local Press, and now in operation in this District, is hereby withdrawn, and in place of the before-mentioned withdrawn Schedule THE MAESTEG URBAN DISTRICT COUN- CIL, under the powers conferred upon them by the above Order, Hereby announce that the following SCHEDULE of PRICES has been drawn up by"them (after consultation with re- presentatives of the Local Coal Merchants as to costs) as the MAXIMUM PRICES chargeable for the Sale of Coal by Retail for domestic pur- poses within their area, from December 7th, 1917, until further notice:— 1. Undelivered. North's Lock's Best Level. Large. 2nds. Celtic (a) Sales of 1 Ton (more or less) in bulk 22/6 32/6 30/6 30/2 (b) In 1 cwt. Bags 30/- 2. Delivered at Entrance. North's Best Large. Seconds. Celtics (a) Sales of 1 Ton (more or less) in bulk 35/- 33/- 32/8 (b) In 1 cwt. Bags. 37/6 35/6 34/2 Dated this 6th day of December, 1917. E. E. DAVIES, 1804 Clerk to the Council. BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE UNION. RELIEF FOSTER MOTHER. THE GUARDIANS invite applications for the post of RELIEF FOSTER MOTHER at the Cottage Homes. Applicants must be able to make dresses, cut out, and do plain cooking. During the absence of a Foster Mother on leave the person appointed will be required to take charge of the Cottage. Salary, < £ 22 per annum, increasing by = £ 2 a year to X26 per annum, with the usual allowances, viz., Rations, Uniform, and Apartments. The money value of Rations will be granted when on annual holidays. The appointment is subject to the provisions of the Poor Law Officers' Superannuation Act, 1896, for which purpose the emoluments are valued at X40 per annum. Applications to be made upon forms obtain- able from the undersigned, such forms to be re- turned not later than Thursday, the 3rd Janu- ary next. Further information respecting the duties can be obtained upon personal application to the Matron of the Homes. R. HARMAR COX, Clerk. Union Offices, Bridgend. 18th December, 1917. 1808 WANTED. WANTED. Experienced General; also thoroughly experienced Nurse, baby 1 year. —Pratt, Holmes Baak, Dinas Powis. 1691 ANTED,—4 Tons of Swedes for .Bryncethin Allotment Association.—Apply, Thos. J. Baker, Wigan Terrace, Bryncethin. 1714 TjyANTED,—Girl to make herself generally useful in Printing Office.-Apply, Manager, Glamorgan Gazette, Bridgend, ANTED immediately, Experienced General, able to Wash.—Apply, with reference, Mrs Trew, Queen Street, Bridgend. 1822 WA-NTED,-G.d clean General; three in family. Mrs. Lucas, Dunraven Place, Bridgend. 1702 TJtTANTED, about February, for a few months, i irnished House in Bridgend, with at least four bedrooms and bathroom; small family.—Apply, stating terms, Stockwood and Williams. Solicitors, Bridgend. 1701 TV A VIED,—An Experienced Maid (25); plain cooking essential; wages, = £ 18 and indoor uniform; value of Rations while on annual holiday.—Apply, with references, Matron, Cot- tage Homes, Bridgend. 1811 TyANTED,—A General Servant; good home; small family; references.—Apply, Griffith, "Bosbury," Acland Road, Bridgend. 1756 TyANTED, beginning January, Good General seivant; another kept.—Apply, with refer- ences, Mrs. Graham Verity, Penllwvn, Bridg- end. 1718 i WANTED to Hire,—Chip Cart, in good con- dition; probably buy.—Apply, A.M.C., 70 Gazette Offices, Bridgend. 1741 WANTED by January 5th, Cook-General and Hou-e-Parlourmaid.—Mrs. Williams, Tre- mains, Bridgend 1795 WANTED immediately, Experienced General; good references.—Mrs. Anderson, 53 Neatli Road, Maesteg. WANTED, Smart Boy.—F .Dunn& Sous, Boot Stores, Bridgend. 1768 ANTED,—Good Morning Girl.—Apply, Box 1784 Gazette Offices, Bridgeud. 1784 WANTED,-Book-k-eepeT, ineligible or over military age.—Apply, C. Gazette Office. Bridgend. AN Elderly Person desires Situation as House- keeper; salary no object.—Apply, Box 1819, Gazette Office, Bridgend. 1819 TO FARMERS.—John T. Dare, Newcastle Mills, Bridgend, is prepared to grind any quantity of Farmers' own Corn for Cattle Feed- ing, and is also a buyer of Wheat in good mill- ing condition. 1713 I £1 Is. for Key.—Wanted, small House, 15/- to 30/ in Maesteg, Nantyffyllon, or Garth; wanted within a month.—Apply Box 1728, Gazette Offices, Bridgend. 1728 NUHSE Elousemaid Required immediately.— Apply, Mrs. Hudson, 69 Park Street, Brid- gend. 1721 COOK and Housemaid Wanted; wages tlg, and uniform. Apply, with references, Matron, Isolation Hospital, Blackmill. 1800 T)ENTISTRY Workroom boy Required, view to apprenticeship.—MacDougall, No. 1 Nol- ten Street, Bridgend. 1758 GENTLEMAN Requires Board and Residence; central; terms moderate.—Apply Box 1759 Gazette Offices, Bridgend. 1759 FOR SALE. FOR, SALE,—Apple Trees, Bush, etc.; Currant and Gooseberry Trees, Pivet.-G. Cooke & Son, Cemetery Road Nurseries, Bridgend. 1594 FOR SALE,—Dress Suit, in excellent condition, silk facings; fit man about 5ft. 6in.; bar- gain.—Box 61, Gazette Offices, Bridgend. 1747 FOR SALE by Private Treaty, Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Gornelly Street (behind the New House), North Cornelly; leasehold; term, 99 years from 29th Sept., 1910; ground rent, 30/- per house; easy terms <f purchase can be arranged.— Apply, Wm. Evans, Grocer, North C*-lly. _? 1745_ FOI-SÅiE,-&<.d-hanù Piano; £ 16 16s.; good tone; suit learner.—9 Bridge Street, Maesteg. 1762 FOR SALE,—Pure-bred Wire Haired Terrier; four months old.—J. Owen, Slon, Southern- down. 1794 FOR SALE,—The Dingle, lower Merthyrmawr Road, Bridgend; most desirable up-to-date, nine-roomed, semi-detached VilLa, free soon.- Alply as above. 1820 FOR SALE,—A Billiard Table (Reyleys);. slate slab; 7ft. by 4ft.; will sell cheap.—Apply R. J. Jenkins, Sandfiekis Sale Rooms, Aberavon. 1730 FOR SALE,—A Collard & Collard Piano. high strung, metal frame; a fine instrument.— Apply R. J. Jenkins, Sandfields Sale Rooms, 1 Aberavon. 1731 FOR SALE,—A Penny-in-the-Slot Orchestra- phone Piano, iron frame, with drum and cimbles and dulcima; plays 32 tunes; in perfect order; rizo 4ft. by ift., with glass front; can be seen any time; will sell cheap.—Apply, R. J. Jenkins, Sandfields Sale Rooms, Aberavon. 1729 FOR SALE,—Two Houses in Exchange Street, Maesteg; good position.—Apply, Llewellyn. Grocer, Maesteg. 1612 GLAMORGAN WAR AGRICULTURAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. WART DISEASE OF POTATOES (Restricted Districbi).ORDER of 1917, No. 1. THE above Committee are prepared to con- sider transmitting to the Food Production Department, orders for the following Immune Varieties of Seed Potatoes in quantities of not less than four tons of any one variety. The prices charged by the Food Production Depart- ment are as follows:— Scotch Once Twice or Irish Grown in Grown in Variety. Grown. England. England. Groat Scot.. £ 12 0 0 £ 9 10 0 £ 9 2 6 King Geor¡:e .£12 0 0 £ 9 10 0 £ 9 2 6 Templar XIO 2 6 £ 9 10 0 £ 9 2 6 Lochax 10 0 £ 9 2 6 Golden Woiider tlO 0 0. Shamrock & Irish Queen X9 17 6. The above prices are per ton in 1 cwt. bags for lots of not less than four tons, carriage paid to any station in Glamorgan. For further particular* apply to Secretary of the above Comiaittee, 13 St. Andrew's Crescent, Cardiff. 1790 i CHRISTMAS, 1917. FOR THE CHILDREN. GO TO E. LAURENCE. THE CHOCOLATE BOX, 18 WYNDHAM STREET, BRIDGEND. Large Assortment of TOYS, High-Class Confec- tionery, Chocolates, Biscuits, Bon Bons, Stockings, etc., etc. HOT BOVRIL AND OXO. TOBACCO AND CIGARETTES. 1826 FIRE SALVAGE. COAL. A BOUT 12 TONS BEST CASTLE VALE HOUSE COAL, now in Store at ELMS- FIELD, PARK STRET, BRIDGEND, is for Immediate Sale by Private Treaty. Offers per Ton, taking the lot, should be sent to PERCY W. TATEM, UNIVERSAL HOUSE, CARDIFF. 1823
LLANHARRY. j Death.—We regret to have to report the I death of Mrs. Jenkins, of Coedmawr Farm, Llanharry, which took place at her residence. Mrs. Jenkins had been ailing for a considerable time,. but was only confined to her bed a week before death. The Coedmawr family are well- known throughout the Vale, and the late Mrs. Jenkins was held in high esteem by a large number of friends. The funeral took place on the Tuesday following her death, at Pencoed. A large number of friends were seen making their way towards Coedmawr to pay their loyal tribute of respect. The services were conducted by Rev. Taliesin Williams, of Pontyclun, who is also pastor of Llanharry Congregational Church, of which the deceased was a faithful member. At Salem C.M. Chapel, Pencoed, a large number of friends joined the cortege, and Rev. W. Lewis (Salem), together with Rev. T. Williams, conducted a short service. Mrs. Jenkins leaves a husband and young son to mourn her death. Many messages of condo- lence have been received by Mr. Jenkins. The chief mourners were Mr. Jenkins and Master W. Jenkins, Miss Edmunds and Mr. Edmunds, Crofta, Mrs. Richards (Hendrewen).
SALE OF LEASEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSES AT MAESTEG. Mr. George Thomas, acting upon instructions from the executors of James Davies (deceased), at the White Lion Hotel, Maesteg, on Tuesday, offered valuable leasehold houses to public com- petition, with the following results :-Nos. 31 and 32 Station Road, Llangynwyd; sold to Mr. David Phillips and Mr. Joiin Redmond, in each case for 1;167 10s. No. 3 Greenfield Terrace, Llangynwyd; sold to Mr. 31orgaii Jones, Lletty Brongu irarm, for £ 130. No. 14 Station Street, Maesteg; sold to Mr. Harry Gardiner, 50 Station Street, for £ 153 10s. Nos. 5 and 7 Meadow St., Maesteg, were withdrawn at £ 170 and £ 175 re- spectively. No. 2U Victoria Street, (Jaerau, was withdraw* at E190. Nos. 76 and 77 Tonna Rd., Caerau, were sold to Mr. Alfred Webb, Caerau, at £300. No. 39 Wesley Street, Caerau; sold to Mr. John Griffiths, Tonna Road, for .£255. No. 7 Telana Terrace, Caerau, was withdrawal at A-325. No. 9 Albert Terrace, Caerau, was with- drawn at £135. Nos. 29 and 30 Temple Street, Maesteg, were withdrawn at £ 235. No. 3 Maesteg Road, Llangynwyd, was sold to Mr. Dd. John Evans, 33 River Street, for £ 160. Nos. 29, :3n, 31 and 32 Railway Terrace, Caerau, were sold to Mr. Thomas Williams, Rock Fawr, Tondu, at £ 195. Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 Margam Street, Caerau, were withdrawn at -1775. The solicitors concerned were Messrs. J. R. Morgan, Maesteg; A. King Davies, Maesteg; E. E. Davies, Maes- Ic, g; J. R. Snape, Maesteg; and Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas, Pontypridd.
TO FARMERS, ALLOTMENT HOLDERS, &II COTTAGERS. Mr. Charles Yeo, Glamorgan County Horti- cultural adviser, writes:—The seed potato supply orders for next year's planting are being pushed forward with as little delay as possible, so as to give the authorities every possible chance of dealing with the heavy demands that will be made upon them. The prices are very moderate as compared with those of 1917. There is an ample supply of seed of the following varieties:—King George, Great Scot, Lochar, Irish Queen, and Shamrock. Those named are most suitable to our soils. If quality is re- quired do not heavy manure the two first named —although Great Scot this year has borne a bad name for cropping, disease, and no keeper after being lifted. It is not the fault of the variety, but the fault of the cultivator, who is too liberal with manure (organic and nitrogen) that has given Great Scot a swollen head. No better place suits this variety than a field of ground that has been heavily or well manured for a previous crop. A little liilie and super and sulphate of ammonia will bring a good crop. Fresh broken-up ground, aided with the above-named artificials, suits it well. Through the whole county being scheduled as an affected area of wart disease, only certain varieties are available for planting in 1918. As no early varieties of resisters can be placed on the market this year within reach of tha cultivator, the authorities have consented that those who have saved early and second early varities, such as Sharpens Express, Eclipse, Midlothian Early, Duke of York, May Queen, Royal Kidney, Sir John Llewellyn, British Queen, are eligible to be planted in 1918, provided only they were grown on the premises of the cultivator during 1917. The show at Nolton Institute on Satur- day, Nov. 24th, convinced many that wart dis- ease is no friend of the food producer. No early or second early varieties of non-resisters will be allowed to come over the border into the county of Glamorgan. All late varieties of non-resisters, such as Arran Chief, President, Iron Duke, Scottish Farmer, King Edward, Dalhousie, Up-to-Dates, and Factors, will not be allowed to be planted in 1918. Those who have no early varieties to plant should plant King George, for second early Great Scot. When seed is purchased, lay them out to sprout well before plainting; in fact, all varieties should be sprouted before planting. Farmers and Allotment Association members will have the benefit of purchasing from their respective Associations any quantity required, which the Association will buy in bulk direct from the grower at a much reduced rate. Those who J have not thought out the question of buying oo- operatively-which is the best method of busi- ness to-day—will find they will have to pay much more than anYJDember of an Association. The small seed question is an acute one. Here, again, the members are going to score rather heavily. It is up to the allotment holder and cottager to see to his needs at once, and not place his order in the pigeon hole of "wait and see." Order just what you think you can sow without waste; not loz. of seed when !oz. would do, or 1 quart of peas and beans when | a pint would cover the same ground. Think of the thousands who require as much as you, and per- haps a Tittle more. There was a big demand for artificial manures in 1917. No doubt there will be for 1918. I advise you to order your requirements at once of supers, sulphate of am- monia, lime, salt, etc, not to leave it until the spring, and then get disappointed, especially as I am afraid all available truckage will be re- quired for food commodities, which will be more essential.
LLANTWIT MAJOR. I Second Brother to Make the Great Sacrifice.— At a Leeds Hospital on December 9th, died Pte. Herbie Deere, R.E., son of Mrs. Desre, College Street, and the late Mr. Wm. Deere. This gal- lant soldier, who enlisted shortly after the out- break of the war, saw much fighting in 1915, 1916, and 1917. He was invalided, s-uffering from fever and shell shock in 1916. After recovering, he re-joined his regiment, but exposure and fever had a disastrous effect on a constitution impaired by his former breakdown. He was brought to England a few month* ago, and gradually getting worse, he died in hospital as stated on the 9th inst. The body was brought home for interment in the Parish Churchyard on Dec. 14th. Leaving his old home at West Street, the cortege was followed by a large con- course of the inhabitants, whose sympathy was strongly marked towards the aged mother, wife and five children. About six months ago his brother, Cpl. T. Deere, R.F.A., was killed in France, leaving a wife and seven children. Thus Mrs. Deere, senr., has twelve grand-child- ren left fatherless through the war. Rev. R. David (Vicar) officiated at the funeral. The mourners were the widow and five children; Mrs Deere (mother); Mr. Wm. Deere (brother) and Mrs. Deere; Mrs. Morrisey (sister); Mrs Howell, Mrs. J. Davies, and Mrs. T. Davies (aunts), and several uncles, cousins, and nephews. Concert.—On Wednesday evening last week, a concert was given at the Town Hall in aid of the local soldiers' fund. The proceeds are de- voted to the giving of some slight recognition to all soldiers on returning on leave, and a tan- gible gift to those winning honourw. To-night (Friday) the third gold watch and chain will be presented, the recipient being Pte. David Jones, M.M., Welsh Regiment. The attendance at the concert was a record, and the first occasion on which the promoters of a local concert had to refuse tickets, the capacity of the hall having been exhausted some days prior to the 12th inst. The artistes were all in fine form, aud their re- ception was such that they have pledged them- selves to give their services for a similar object in the early spring. Programme :—"God save the King"; quartette, "Brightly Dawns our Wedding Day, violin sclo, Dr. Leigh; solo, "When God Gave You," 31adame M. Parsons; duet, "A Sunny Night," Miss L. Grainger and Mr. Talbot Thomas; song, "My Dreams," Mr. W. E. Carston; song, Miss Louie Grainger; Welsh quartette, "Yr Ilaf"; songj "The Sea Makes Man a Man," Mr. Talbot Thomas; violin solo, "Bohemian Girl," Dr. Leigh; song, "Break of Day," Madame M. Parsons; duet, The Two Beggars," Messrs. Carston and Thomas; songs, "Indian Love Lyrics," Miss Louie Grainger; duet, Madame Parsons and Mr Carston; quartette, "Strange Adventure"; finale, "Hen wlad fy nhadau." Every artiste received an encore, and graciously responded to repeated calls. A hearty vote of thanks was ac- corded to all for giving their services free for the great cause of the brave boys who are fight- ing for us all.
COWBRIDGE. I Police Court.—Tuesday: Before Mr. Illtyd Williams, Alderman Edward John, and Mr. E. Hopkins. Margaret Morgan, of Aberthinf, for allowing eight cattle to stray on the highway, was fined 5s.-William Llewellyn, licensee of the Barley Mow, Penlline, was charged with supplying intoxicating drink after 9 p.m., and a fine of X2 was imposed.—Thomas Brewer, lab- ourer, Penlline, for consuming, was fined 20s.— George Austin, of the Maltsters' Arms, Tre- hinghyll, was also charged with supplying drink during restricted hours. Fined 20r.Thomas Cotton and Evan Williams, Llansannor, for consuming, each had to pay 10s.
TONDU AND ABERKENFIG. I Sapper Gordon Clarke, Coytrahen Hospital, will give an Organ Recital in St. John's Church, on Sunday, Dec. 23rd,. at 4. p.m. Violinist, Master Willie Jenkins, A.C. V. 1805 Musical Success.—The following pupils of Madame Jones-Allen, Sunny Bank, Tondu, were successful in passing the London College of Music ExaminationMiss Corintha Streete (Senior), Highbury Villa, Tondu; Elementary, first class, Miss Phyllis Jones, Ty Derwen House, Bryncoch. 1821 Musical Successes.—At the recent pianoforte examination of the London College of Music, held at Bridgend, the following pupils were suc- cessful :—Primary: 1st class, Master George Locke, Ogmore Vale; Miss Blodwen Davies, Gilfach Goch; Master Ted Griffiths, Gilfach Goch. Elementary; 1st class, Miss Florence Jones, Meadow Street, Ogmore Vale; Honours, Miss Gwladys Mackney Hunt, Ogmore Vale; 1st daf", Master Leonard Rees, Gilfach Goch; Honours, Master Clifford Nicholas, Gilfach Goch; 1st class, Master Emlyn Thomas, Gilfach Goch; Honours, Miss Ida Daniels, Gilfach Goch; 1st class, Miss Violet Lloyd, Angelton, Bridgend. Intermediate: 1st class, Master GwilynvThomas, Blackmill; Master Tom Nicho- las, Ogmore Vale. Advanced Intermediate: 1st class, Miss Jennie Gray, Ogmore Vale. Senior: 1st class, Miss Olwen Davies, Aberkenfig. Ad- vanced Senior: 1st class, Miss Ethel Davies, Nantymoel; Miss Margaret Clarke, Aberkenfig. All the above pupils were prepared for this ex- amination by Madame B. Jeanea-Thomas, Compton House, Aberkenfig. 1798 Coronation Silver Band.—Although the public of the district possess a full set of valuable in- struments, for the want of a musical spirit they have for some time been allowed to remain silent. On the inception of the local V.T.C. movement, organised by Mr. G. E. Llewellyn, J.P., of Bryngarw House, this gentleman made a great effort to re-establish the band, and for uome time things went well, but for the want of a proper understanding on the part of the bandsmen the matter fell through, much to the regret of the public and also Mr. Llewellyn, who jvas prepared to provide every facility for those who cared to take the matter up. Fail- ing to accomplish his purpose, the instru- ments were handed back to Mr. E. Mole, the hon. secretary of the Band Committee, and for some time have caused him great concern. As a consequence a public meeting was called to consider what steps should be taken to place and store the instruments, pending the re- starting of the band. This meeting was held on Friday last, at which an offer was made on be- half of the Joint Parish Councils to take over for the public the custody of the property. It is hoped that very soon some energetic body will put the beautiful set of instruments to the purpose for which they were intended; Public Hall.-For some time past the question of providing a Public Hall for Tondu and dis- trict has engaged the attention of the local authority, and various movements have been considered both by the ratepayers and private individuals. An attempt to provide a hall from the rates was defeated at a special Parish Meeting, the majority present voting against defraying the cost from the rates. Thereupon some of the most enterprising tradesmen offered to form a oompany to put up a suitable struc- ture, but for the want of sufficient support the matter was allowed to drop. A movement was then set on foot to provide funds by various local efforts, and an eisteddfod committee was formed to augment the funds of the Public Hall Committee, and a sum of .£14 11s. is now stand- ing at the credit of the latter committee, vested in the bank in the names of several local gen- tlemen. In consequence of death and removals from the district of several of the original trustees, the Joint Parish Councils of Newcastle Higher and Ynysawdre resolved that the hon. secretary of the Public Hall Committee be asked to arrange for a public meeting to consider the question, and present a report. This meeting was held on Friday last in the Workmen's In- stitute. Mr T. Prescott was voted to the chair. Mr. E. Mole (the secretary) gave a very exhaus- tive report as to the history of the movement from 1902, and stated that the last meeting of the Public Hall Committee was held 14 years ago. The report of the secretary was adopted, after which a discussion ensued as to the ap- pointing of trustees to fill the vacancies. It was resolved to add six names to the list. Nomi- nations were made, and a final selection (to act with the three old members) was as follows:- Dr. Richards, Messrs. D. P. Thomas, T. Jones, T. Prescott, D. Whittingham, T. Cox, Howell Rees, Dd. Daniel and T. Mountjoy. The meet- ing agreed to ask the trustees to consider fur- ther steps as to the power of expending funds for the purpose of providing a public library.
SOUTHERNDOWN. I Marriage.—The marriage of Miss Ethel Mary I Butler Smith, grand-daughter of the late Mr. Evan Smith, Great House, Southerndown, and Mr. Adolph Coventry Brandon, both of Calgary, Canada, took place on Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, the ceremony being performed by Per. Percy V. Samson. The bride was gowned in white silk crepe-de-chene, with veil and orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of carnations, roses, and heather, and was at- tended by Mrs. G. H. Jenkins, of Winnipeg, as matron of honour, and Miss Mary Rhodes as tjj'idesmaid. The groom was supported by Mr. IL E. Boss. The Wedding March was played by Miss Norris, and Mrs. J. B. Richardson sang "0 I Promise Me." A number of guests were pre- sent, and after refreshments had been served, the bridal couple left for a short honeymoon, after which they will reside at Calgary.
CEFN CRiBBWR. Quarterly Meeting.—On Sunday evening last a quarterly meeting was held at Nebo Welsh Baptist Chapel, and notwithstanding the in- clemency of the weather, there was a good at- tendance. The meeting was presided over by Mr. Richard John, and the singing was ably conducted by Mr. John Watkins. The school, under the superintendence of Mr. Thomas Browning, is in a very successful condition, and he is deserving of praise for his untiring devo- tion on behalf of the school. The following scholars took part during the meeting :Mr. Benjamin Williams, Miss Winifred Thomas, Mr. Robert Browning, Master Picton Williams, Miss Florrie Taylor, Miss Olive David, Miss Phcebe Williams, Master Howell Morgan, Miss D. Taylor,' Miss E. A. Evans, Master Brynmor Browning, Mr. Ivor Watkins, and Mr. Emrys Thomas. A collection in aid of the school funds having been made, the meeting was brought to a close by singing "Daeth yr awr i'm ddianc adref."
KENFIG HILL. I Kenfig Hill and District Nursing Association. —Prize Drawing Winning Numbers:—785; 292; 845; 260; 426; 359.—Apply, The Secretary, Kenfig Hill and District Nursing Association, Pyle Cottage, Pyle. 1806 Musical.-At a recent examination held in connection with the London College of Music, at Bridgend, the following were successful in passing in Pianoforte Playing, and gaining a high percentage of marks: Lizzie Kate Howells, Eugenia Jenkins, Ethel Matthews (C<,fn Crib- bwr), Janet Morgan, Brony^n Howells, Sally Thomas, Willie Edwards (iKnfig Hill). All are pupils of Mrs. Morgan, Police Station, Kenfig Hill 1814
HEOLYCYW. Tynewydd F ootpath-Heolycyw workmen who work at Werntaro Colliery, and others who use this path daily, are loud in their complaints that the Parish Council have done nothing yet to remedy the deplorable, and increasingly de- plorable, condition of this shameful apology for a public footpath. It is a scandal that even animals, not to mention human beings, should have to wade through such a quagmire, which can only be matched by the swamps of Flanders. The Council advertised in their unique way for tenders for the work, but only one tender was received, and that Bolitary one was considered exorbitant. They must try again, and keep on trying till they succeed, and always bear in mind that labour, as well as other things, has soared in value recently. Some people are evi- dently of opinion that only the commodities they have to dispose of have risen in value since 1914. Welcome 'Payment.-T.When Tynywaunt Col- liery stopped two or three years ago, and when it was owned by a French Company, one week's wages were due to the one hundred men or so who worked there at the time, and until last week, those wages remained unpaid. Most, if not all, the men had given up all hope of ever receiving these wages. Last week, however, happily all were paid the full amounts due to them by the Copper Pit Co., Ltd., Morrieton, who have recently acquired possession of this colliery, and who have already commenced oper- ations there. The history of this colliery in the past has been a somewhat checkered one, but notwithstanding this, the unanimous testimony of the most experienced and observant work- men of Bryncethia, Coity, Heoiycyw, and Pen- coed, is that there is a wealth of valuable house and gas coal at Tynywaun, and that, with a proper system of working adopted, it should and would prove very remunerative. Our Commons Secure.-In reply to frequent inquiries put to our correspondent as to the pre- sent position with regard to Coity Wallia Com- mons, we have pleasure in stating that the Re- gulation Order now agreed upon by all parties concerned, and which will be given Parliamen- tary sanction at the opening of next Session, will secure full oommoin rights to all inhabi- tants residing in Coity Wallia without distinc- tion of any kind whatsoever. The strangers and the poorest within our gates, and while they re- main within these limits, will have equal and precisely the same rights as the richest abori- gines among us. Thanks to the vigilance of the people of Pencoed, Coychurch Higher, Coity, and St. Bride's Minor, and to the enthusiastic support of all local authorities concerned, with one solitary, inglorious, and ignoble exception, an .instrument unauthoritatively, surrepti- tiously conceived in iniquity, has been trans- formed into a charter of freedom and full rights for all the people of Coity Wallia and their des- cendants for ever. Coity Wallia Commons are not to go the way too many commons have gone, and out of evil, behold! good has come. Eisteddfod at Ainon.—The friends at Ainon are adepts at organising miniature eisteddfodau, one of which, and a very successful one in all respects, was held last Saturday. Mr. Morgan Rees, manager of Raglan Colliery, was the genial and able conductor. The other officials were: Adjudicator of music, Mr. Tom Jones, Pencoed; literature, Mr. J. Edwards-Evans, schoolmaster, Pencoed; prize bags, Mrs. Abra- ham, Tynyrheol; accompanist, Miss Daisy Pal- freman, A.L.C.M., Heolycyw; secretary, Mr. J. Palfreman; troosurer, Mr. Rees Davies, all of whom discharged their respective duties satis- factorily and expeditiously. Most of the items were keenly contested, and the awards were as follows: Chief choral competition, "Crugybar" New Bethel, Ainon, and Blackmill Choirs com- peted; prize awarded to New Bethel Choir (con- ductor, Mr. Evan Howells). Solo, "Bugler": Mr. T. Williams, Nantymoel. Solo, "Yr Hen Gerddor": Mr. E. Samuel, Pencoed. Soprano solo, "Cartref": Miss E. M. Gore and another young lady. Boys' solo: Master Johnnie Llew- ellyn, Heolycyw. Girlsf solo: Miss Effie Wat- kins, Heolycyw. Girls' solo (under 10): Miss Katie Owen, Heolycyw. Boys' solo (under 10): Master F. Brain. Solo (cnr 40) Mr. S. Griffiths, Blackmill. Open recitation: Miss Dora Davit's, Nantymoel. Juvenile recitation: Miss Phyllis Griffiths, Blackmill. Speech on "Morality" Mr. Tom Evans, Blackmill. The author or authors' names of the successful stanzas and verses to "Ainon" and "Heolycyw" did not transpire. Speech on The Difference between the present time and 100 years ago": Mr. Tom Uvans. Story: Mr. Jenkin Davies, Gibblets. Love-letter: Mr. Arthur M. Daw- kins, Parkfield. Prize bag: Miss Daisy Palfre- man. A novel competition, probably rather foreign to the object of an eisrteddfod, but nevertheless afforded considerable amusement to the audience was that of "Maintaining the most serious appearance on the stage for five minutes," and resulted in honours being evenly divided between Messrs. J. L. Morgan and Tom Owen, both of Heolycyw, and members of the same household. The proceeds were in aid of Ainon funds.
I BLACKMILL. Friends of the Soldiers.-A meeting was held at Paran Chapel on Wednesday evening last week under the auspices of Blackmill and Glyn- ogwr Soldiers' and Sailors' Welfare Committee, when Gunner Tom Jones, caretaker of the Og- more and Garw Isolation Hospital, was ac- corded a welcome home upon his return from France on a short furlough. Gunner Jones has. I been employed at the Hospital for a number of years, during which time he has made himself very popular through his kind and obliging disposition, and has made himself many friends amongst the villagers, who were all extremely plea,se,d to see him looking so well. He volun- teered for service upon the outbreak of war, and was rejected. Soon after, he again offered his services, and upon being accepted, he joined the Royal Field Artillery, and has spent a- period of two years in the fighting line.—Rev. W. Paran Griffiths addressed the meeting, and then presented Gunner Jones with a cigarette- case as a memento of the occasion. Further addresses were delivered by Messrs. E. Brad- ford, John Perkins, T. John (Llan Farm), D. H. Thomas (Pantynawel), Tom Evans, A. H. Jenkins, and Mrs. Goldsworthy. A letter was sent by Mr. J. Lang (secretary), stating that he was indisposed, and expressing regret that he was unable to have the pleasure of according a welcome home to Gunner Jones in person. The meeting was concluded by the singing of a hymn.
I. COITY. Late Mr. John Thomas.—Deep sympathy is felt with the relatives of the late Mr. John Thomas, Post Office (formerly of the Masons* Arms, Bridgend), whose funeral took place at Coity. A large number of friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect. The princi- pal mourners were: Mr. Evan Thomas (Castle Cottage, Coity), brother; Mr. and Mrs. T. Thomas, Post Office (brother and sister-in-law) Mr. D. Thomas, Orchard House (brother); County Councillor John Rees, J.P., Pencoed; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Francis; Mr. D. Richards, manager of Wyndham Colliery, Ogmore Vale, and Mrs. Richards; Mr. and Mrs Rosser, Cefn Carvan; Mr. and Mrs Miles Lloyd, Ogmore Vale( nephews and nieces); Mr. and Mrs. Richards, Cambrian Hotel, Bridgend. Rev. G. R. Grifilth conducted the service at the house, while Rev. E. Lawrence (curate) offici- ated at the church and graveside.