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BRIDGEND POLICE COURT 1
BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. 1 THURSDAY, April 19th.-Before: Mr. D. H. Lloyd I and Dr. E. J. Parry. More Caerau Coal Thefts.—Robert Hopkins (15), Margaret Ann Rees (12), and Rachel Evans (13) were charged with stealing coal, value 3/4, the property of Messrs. North's Navigation Col- lories, Ltd., at Caerau. Defendants should have a g,ared to a summons oh April 12th.- That they had no money with which to pay their travelling expenses was now given as the reason for their non-attendance.—Inspector Rees Davies: I believe that is correct. We have had to pay their fares down this morning, sir.— Colliery Constable W illiam Culleton said that at 5.40 on Marvh 27th he saw defendants mak- ing oS homewards, mch with a lump of eoal. On seeing him they dropped the coa and ran away. Nearly a ton of coal had been thrown oq oae at the-trucirg, and cnieshod into small. Witness replaced the coal, and subsequently found more of the coal in the defendants' houses The father of Rees was very abusive, and mentioned the names of four whom witness, he alleged, had not reported, but who "had had enough summonses to paper a house."—Mr. Lloyd: Did the parents admit it? No, parents never admit anything.—Defendants, in answer to the charge, one after the other said, "We wasn't there, sir."—Inspector Rees Davies reported that there was nothing previously against Rees.—Mr. Lloyd said that was the third time Rachel Evans had been before them, and it was the second ce«vsion for Hopkins, each of whom would be fined lCs., and he also- warned them both that if they again got into trouble, they would be drastically dealt with, and pos- sibly be sent to a reformatory. The little girl, Margaret Ann Rees, got off with a fine of 5s.— Samuel Ford (16) and Margaret Ann Rees (12)- the letter of whom figured in the last case- both of Albert Street, Caerau, were charged with stealing Is. 8d. worth of coal from the same Company.—Culleton (re-called) said at 5 p.m. on March 3Cth he saw defendants carrying coal in sacks. He ran after then, and catch- ing Margaret Ann, asked her mother (who had been waiting and watching) if she would ad- mit that he had "caught her daughter now." Mrs. Rees made reply, "I told the little bitch, two or three times, to come back, but she wouldn't." The lad Ford was in the habit of t r' L'?oyd a. k e d if it selling coal to outsiders.—Mr. Lloyd asked if it was not possible to get at these people?—Culle- ton I should like to catch them, but it is very difficult. They would most likely say they had borrowed it.—Inspector Rees Davies explained that Ford, who had been in custody since the previous morning, though employed the col- liery, was lazy, and seldom worked.—Mr. Lloyd: Ford will be fined 10s. for stealing coal on March 30th, and 10,s. for stealing coal on. Janu- ary 6th, and Rees 5s. for the same offence.—The Inspector: Ford owes a considerable amount in fines, and'there is a commitment for 15s., which has not yet been paid.—Mr. Lloyd: We shall have to send him down.—Ford I'll pay in a fortnight.—Mr. Lloyd: If you don't, you'll be sent to prison without the chance of paying. SATURDAY.—Before: Alderman Wm. Llewellyn (chairman), Dr. E. J. Parry, Alderman John Thomas, Messrs. T. E. Hopkins and T. E. Lewis. War Beer Warriors.—The great increase in the price of beer, which as the war wages, seems, in its constituent parts, to become more and more water, and less and less beer, so far, ap- parently, has not produced any serious diminu- tion in bulk, in the quantity consumed, or any appreciable decrease in the numbers charged with excessive consumption of what was once the great national beverage. The first on the list to-day was Thomas Woods, e a bearded collier of 58, who was up to answer the charge (according to the police) of being more or less intoxicated in High Street, Ogmore Vale, on April 9th.-Very quietly, Woods made the con- fession that on this night he was "a little over the mark."—According to, the constable who gave evidence, defendant was very much "over the mark," as-though supported by two volun- tary helpers—he collapse d.—Defendant owned up to a little excitement, and as provocation of the little flutter, handed in a cabinet photo of his soldier son, and also a letter from the young hero, who is on active service abroad. Here, obviously, was an occasion for leniency, and the Bench, taking that view, imposed upon defend- ant the payment of 4s. costs only, the Chairman saying they could not, for a first appearance, convict a man of that age.—The police constable (who was responsible for his conviction), ac- = to his own account, acted as the Good Samaritan towards Edward Roberts, collier, Pricetown, Ogmore Vale, because, finding that worthy overcome in High Street, he not only "assisted him to his feet," but, after doing it, "locked him up for his own safety."—Fined 10s. —James Keane, collier, Ogmore Vale, was in Bridgend on April 14th, and in the evening gra- vitated towards Court Hoard, where, according to P.C. Hurley, into whose hands he fell, he was rowdj in his conduct, and not over-precise in the language he employed. The 15s. he had de- posited to cover the delinquencies, the Magis- trates now ordered to be estreated.—Joseph James, haulier, Wvndham, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Fronwen Row, on Monday, April 9th.-The police constable who gaVe evidence, diagnosed it as a case of "very drunk," and 15s. was the, penalty adjudged.— Charged with being drunk and disorderly in Commercial Street, Nantymoel, on April 9th, Thomas Jones (collier) denied having gone so far as to have lost self-control.—P.S. White: You were all over the road.—Defendant: When I got home I went at once to bed, and they d ii (r?'t notice anything wrong with me.-Fined 15s.—The same penalty was allotted in the case of Robert Edwards, who was convicted of a simi- lar offence in Caerau Road, Caerau, on Tuesday, April 10th.—The following, for being drunk and disorderly, were also fined 15s. each:—William Parry, labourer, Garth, in Maesteg Road, Cwm- felin, on April 15th.-William Davies, collier, Blaengarw, on the evidence of P.S. Evans, in Victoria Street, on April 9th; and also in the cases of Ernest Mapstone and Edwin Evans, colliers, Blaengarw, who were jointly charged by P.S. Watts for an offence on April 11th in King Edward Street. Isaac Roberts, Walters Road, Ogmore Vale, was fined .£1 for over-doing it in High St, on Monday, April 16th.—"You were up five times last year, and a number of times before that." Thus said the Chairman to William Richards, haulier, Blaen- garw, who was again in his cups at Bridge St., on Saturday, April 19th. On the evidence of P.S. Watts, a fine of 30s., or 14 days was im- posed.—A rag picker by'trade, Robert Bruck- show got noisily drunk in Dunraven Street, Aberkenfig, on April 9th, and was fined 15s. From Margam.-William Thomas, Morfa Bach Farm, Margam, was fined Yl for being in charge of a horse and vehicle in High Street, Laleston, on Saturday last.—P.C. Stockford proved the case. Unlicensed Dogs.—Jason Allpont, collier, Pon- t.veymmer, was charged "i tr nt, collier, Pon- tycymmer, was charged with keeping a dog without a license on April 12th. Jason pleaded that he had given the dog away.—He was fined 10s.—Mrs. Edith Richards (Bridgend) was simi- larly fined. P.C. Hurley said defendant told him it was her brother's dog, and she could not afford to pay the license, though she still kept the dog.-Int,-pector Rees Davies said the woman was dependent upon her husband, who was a soldier.—Fined 5s. Initials Not Enough.—David John Roberts, collier, Caerau, was summoned in respect of possession of a dog upon whose collar his (the owner's) name and address were not inscribed. —Defendant, who said he thought the initials would be sufficient, was fined 2s. 6d. Sheep and Dog Fight. Charles Thomas, collier, Nantymoel, was summoned for owning a dog which was said to be dangerous, and not under proper control.—P.S. Lister said he saw defendant's "little dog" worrying a ewe and a lamb on the mountain-side. The dog attacked the lamb, and the ewe butted the dog. The dog bit the lamb; and the canine, again butted by the heroic champion-mother of the lamb, beat an ignominious retreat. Notified that unless the dog was destroyed, proceedings would be taken, defendant said his little terrier would never think of attacking sheep, leave alone Iambs. Quite a number of lambs had been at- tacked in the district, one farmer having lost as many as 20. Others notified had destroyed their dogs. Only defendant had refused, and his dog was still at liberty.—Defendant's wife went into excited rhapsodies over the alleged virtues of the immaculate pup, which she said was kept only to terrorise rats and -would not touch a sheep or a lamb.The Justices made the order asked for, and called upon defendant to pay the ccsts, 6». I'm Sorry."—Bridget Murphy, refreshment I house keeper, Castle Street, Maesteg, was sum- moned for keeping open after 9 on March 29th. Defendant served a bey with an' ounce of to- bacco, and a limb of the law asking her why, she replied, "I am sorry; I didn't know it was so late. "Inslector Rees Davies proved a for- mer infringement of the same regulation; and the Bench inflicted a fine of 15s. Milk and Water.—Thomas Grifliths, milk ven- dor, Bryndenfren, Cornelly, Pyle, was summoned for selling milk adulterated with water, on- March 15th.—Defendant pleaded guilty.—In- spector Rees Davies said the prices charged by defendant were 2d. a pint at his house, and 2id. away from the house. At 10 a.m. on the day named, witness purchased a pint from defend- ant's wife, who first said she had sold out, but 011 entering he discovered a large pan of milk. The sample, on analysis, was found to contain 37 per cent. of added water.-Defendant-. I am sorry thin has happened. It is the first time I have kept a eow.—Tke Chairman: This is not a deficiency of butter fat. It is added water.— Fined k5. Colliery Offences.—Upon the evidence of Col- liery Constable William Culleton, John Jones, repairer, 7 Brya Terrace; Thomas Snow, 47 Treharne Road; John Polsford, 84 Victoria St., colliers; and Reginald Phillips, 1 River Street, collier, Maesteg, were each fined ti for imperil- ling life and limb through carrying timber in the cage at the Caerau Colliery.—Evan Thomas, labourer, 41 Hill View, Pontycymmer.; Griffith Jones, collier, 21 Bridgend Road, Pontycymmer; James Morgan, haulier, 8 Marian Street, blaen- garw, were each fined J62 for having cigarettes in the Glengarw Colliery Mine. The Messrs. Murphy.—Joseph Murphy, tim- berman, 91 Caerau Road, was charged with having, on the 14th April, "in a public place at 'the top of the Caerau Bit," used abusive lan- guage towards John Murphy.—The latter al- leged that on the day in question his "half- brother" threatened to kill him, and he went in bodily fear of him. Defendant made coun- ter-allegations, and the Magistrates dismissed the summons.—Defendant: Will you allow ^me to tell you in one minute, now, sir, that- —The Clerk (Mr. Walter Hughes): Leave each other alone, or you will get into trouble. MONDAY.—Before: Mr. D. H. Lloyd and Dr. E. J. Parry. Remedy of the Birch.-David Rees (11), Dd. P. Thomas (13), and Leonard Jone-s (13) wfre charged with stealing 9s. in silver from a tin in JBethania Street, Maesteg, the property of Rose Edwards, on April 17th.—The prosecutrix (who is a greengrocer) said she had occasion to leave the shop For the kitchen, and in her absence the money was stolen.—P.C. Lewis Howells gave evidence of arrest, and said he conveyed defendants to Maesteg Police Station. Rees admitted that when the shop was empty he went in, and helped himself. David Thomas said: "I was on the watch, and only had 3s. from Rees." Leonard said: "I also watched, and only had 2s. from David Rees." The lat- ter had in his possession 3d. only; Thomas, 2s., and Jones Is.—Rees, as the ring-leader, was sen- tenced to -six strokes with the birch, and the other two defendants to four strokes each. Sevenpenny Worth of Coal.-Edward Davies, miner, was convicted of stealing coal to the value of 7d., the property of the new Braichy- cymmer Colliery Co., on April 16th. Defend- ant was seen to carry away the coal in a. buc- ket. He was fined 15s. WEDNESDAT.-Before: Mr. D. H. Lloyd and Dr. E. J. Parry. Drunk and Disorderly.-Martha Williams, charwoman, Kenfig Hill, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Rhiew Place, on the previous evenin, --P.C. Hurley, in proving the case, said defendant, by her conduct, at- tracted a large crowd. -She refused to go away, and with the assistance of a civilian, was brought to the Police Station.—Fined 10s. Arrears.—David Jenkins, late of Caerau, and now of Treorky, was summoned in respect of < £ 3 7s. affiliation arrears, and was ordered to pay 20s. in a week. and 10s. a week afterwards.
MAESTEG MILITARY TRIBUNAL
MAESTEG MILITARY TRIBUNAL. Councillor Gomer Davies presided over a sit- ting of the Maesteg Tribunal on Tuesday even- ing. Other members present were Messrs. Jenkin Jones, J.P., H. M. Jones, A. J. Hicks, Rees Griffiths, Alfred Nicholas, John Hughes, with the Military representative (Mr. T. E. Hopkins, J.P.), tne agricultural representative (Mr. Morgan Rees, Tymaen), and the clerk (Alderman E.E. Davies) .Five applications were made for leave to appeal, and were granted. An application by the Military autho- rities at Cardiff for leave to review the case of Mr. D. E. Jones, Commercial Street, boot shop manager, was granted.—Application was made by Wm. Edward Bowen, Alfred Street (21, single), master hairdresser, for conditional ex- emption on health grounds, he having recently undergone an operation, and been for seven weeks at the Cardiff Infirmary. Application re- fused.—Evan Jones, grocer, Market Stores (26, single), applying for exemption on business and domestic hardship grounds, was granted two months' exemption, without leave to renew.— Gwilym John, assistant superintendent for the Pearl Assurance Co. (for whom Mr. J. Griffiths, superintendent, appeared), applied for exemp- tion on the ground of indispensability. Appli- cation refused.—W. G. Wilks, Albert Ter- race, furniture salesman for Messrs. Joseph Bros (40, married, with five children), was granted conditional exemption.—Mr. R. Dooner, proprietor of the "Cosy" Cinema, applied for the exemption of George Harris (age 37), an electrician in his employ. He had made every effort to find a man over military age to re- place him, by keeping a permanent advertise- ment in the papers, but had not been success- ful. A young man from the colliery had been in training with him for several weeks, and he was hoping ultimately to engage him, as he showed signs of becoming efficient with the work; but three days' ago he Jeft suddenly, with- out notice, and nothing had been heard of him since. Temporary exemption for one month was granted.-The application of W. R. Griffin (18, single), on the ground that he was the sup- port of his grandfather and grandmother in North Wales, was refused.—George Prosser, Ffos Farm, applied on behalf of his son, Wm. Thomas Prosser, age 18. He (applicant), had lost the use of one arm, and the son was the only person he had to look after the farm and do the work. He had 36 head of cattle to look after; also he had ploughed 7 acres of land, and had it not been for the bad weather, more land would have been cultivated.—Mr. Hopkins: Is it not a fact that you have another son at home besides this one you are appealing for?—Yes, but-n,ot on the farm. He is working at the colliery.—Seeing the present condition of the country, don't you think you can spare one of the boys?—I am only appealing for the one on the farm.—Answering Mr. Morgan Rees, appli- cant said his other son was no use on the the land, he never having taken to it.—Ultimately, the applicant and the agricultural and military representatives were asked to retire, and after deliberation, conditional exemption was granted".—Gwyn M. Thomas, Lionol T. James, and W. H. Morgan, the two former being chemists, and the latter a dispenser with Dr. Kirkby, were each granted three months' ex- emption pending the decision of the National Insurance Commissioners and the Military a uthorities; and the cases of Percy Morgan and J. C. Morgan were left to the discretion of the Military representative.—Ivor Richards (18, single) was granted two months to go before the Medical Board.—W. J. Edwards, Bridgend Road, milk vendor, was given two months; and George Owen, Commercial Street, conditional I exemption. <
PORTHCAWL AND SOUTHERNDOWNI RESTS
PORTHCAWL AND SOUTHERNDOWN I "RESTS." During the year 1916 the receipts of the Porth- cawl and Southerndown "Rests" on mainten- ance account amounted to X3,053, and the ex- penditure to < £ 2,760 16s. Id., leaving a surplus of ■ £ 272 6s. 2d., which brings the credit balance now on this account to = £ 912 5s. 7d. The sur- plus on the year's working is explained, say the committee in their annual report, by the fact that the Porthcawl Rest had been used entirely as a hospital for gick and wounded soldiers dur- ing the whole period, consequently there had been no expense incurred in maintaining ordin- ary patients there; also to the fact that owing to only the Southerndown Rest, with annexe, being available for such patients there was a greatly reduced number to cater for. The number of subscribers' admission notes issued during the year was 5,194, but of these 3,433 were unaccounted for and unused.
1' BEVAN & COMPANY, Ltd., 97, St. Mary-st., and Near Empire, CARDIFF. Registered as "The Cardiff Furnishers." Branchesthrougbout South Wales & Monmouthshire. COMMODITIES of every kind Tiave considerably increased in Á price, but few things to a greater extent than all kinds of Furniture; in fact, some Furnishing requisites are practically unobtainable! With the foresight resulting from their.Sixty- seven years' businefis career, and in confident anticipation of such advances, BEVAN AND COMPANY utilised their great Ware- houses in connection with their numerous Branches by cram- ming them with Stock of every description at pre-war prices! The result is that they are now in the happy position of being able to offer these Tast Stocks far below to-day's value!! Every article warranted, and all goods delivered free up to 200 miles. FURNITURE FOR THE MILLION! ■MAMMFTMMMMHBBMHMHMHHMWNHBMMNAWMMWI A VISIT to our Show-rooms will show you the kind of Fur- niture you require—tastefully, Signed, soundly constructed, o' the best materials, and carefully finished-Furniture that will last a lifetime and be a source of pleasure all the time. Our huge stock caters for all tastes and all pockets* and is- ahvaya open for free inspection. You are cordially invited to pay us a visit, and we shall be pleased to give advice and quotas tions if desired, to help' you, in furnishing your home in the. I est, most comfortable, and at the same time, most ecouomicari manner. Train Fares of Cash Customers paid!
GARW GLEANINGS1 (By LLOFFWR ARALL.") We are pleased to note that our able Coun- cillor, Dr. E. J. Parry, J.P., has been elected Chairman of the Ogmore and Garw Council. He has had this honour before, and we feel confident that his year of office will be recorded as the "Year of Victory." < it Three teachers who enlisted from the Blaen- garw Boys' School, viz., Messrs. E. Price, T. H. JUJedtke, and H. J. Sparks, have been trans- ferred to the Reserve, and have again taken up their professional duties. < < < A local bachelor one morning last week found himself fully dressed when he woke up. An ideal husband, girls! • • • One occupier at Pantygog can be regularly seen drawing up the blinds in order to sport his elegant suite of furniture. < < He is well known as the "Fighting Parson"— at the colliery. • » • We congratulate Master Idwdl Jones, the popular young elocutionist, of Blaengarw, upon winning a recitation competition at Maesteg. A Garwite turned his "missus" out of, the house, and bolted the door. • • • Is it true she wouldn't be bested, and forth- with opened the parlour window, and jumped in? An absent-minded gentleman walked into the Bethel Chapel to hear the singing, on Monday, smoking a cigarette; The Cymanfa Ganu at Bethel was of a high standard. A report will appear next week. • • • We learn that trospassers on allotments may be given a maximum penalty of .£100, or six months' imprisonment under the Defence of the Realm Act. It would be a good idea if the Council could put up a notice board in some prominent place to this effect. We regret to report the death of a well- known Garw inhabitant in the person of Mr. Caleb Davies, chemist, Pontycymmer. He was very popular, and highly respected by all, and will be sadly missed by his numerous friends. Who were the two young girls from the Garw who were sitting on a stile near Llangeinor? • w • They were not there many minutes before the stile gave way under the strain, and they col- lapsed—in some "stile," too! 0 0 0 Is it true they turn the scale, between them, at over 20 stone? I < < < A Pontyrhyl "knut" who had quarrelled with his girl, wrote her a letter, in which he said: "Please will you take me back again." The only consolation is "Wait and see!" 0 0 9 A Sunday Pig Market has been opened at Vic- toria Street, Ponty—open to visitors on Sundays only. w < The 15/7 balance from the Salonica gramo- phone has, we are .pleased to state, been claimed. • • In an interesting letter from "somewhere in France," Driver F. S. Griffiths, A.S.C. (H.T.), attached to 130th St. John Field Arpbulance, B.E.F., says that after reading their "Gazette" some Garw boys approached him, and begged him to wrfte to "Lloffwr Arall' 'at once, asking if a melodeon could be sent to them. w < The subscribers will be pleased to learfc that this "touching" appeal is not in vain, and by the time this issue is out, the melodeon will be on the way to our gallant friends. • • • Who is the young married woman who goes to her mother's home to boil water for her baby ? Is she saving coal—or afraid of burn- ing the baby? < One of a crowd returning from holidays had his boots thrown out of the railway carriage window, but managed to "knock down" a boot- maker at Bridgend for a pair. < < We sympathise with him, however, as he had to exchange one of them for a pal's, to walk home! • • A collier, finding there was no work at the Drift (Garw), asked the manager for the use of a horse to go for a joy-ride to Southerndown. The absolute limit! We deeply regret that Mr. Thomas Aldridge, Victoria Street, Pontycymmer, late Gunner in the R.G.A., has passed away. 0 I His mortal remains will be laid to rest at the Pontycvmmet Cemetery with rfull Military honours.
BLAENGWYNFI. Eisteddfod.—The second annual eisteddfod in connection with Tabernacle Calvinistic Metho- i (list Church, Blaengwynn, was held on April 14th. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr. T. J. Morgan (Aberdare) and Mr. Wm. Howell, Porth; literature, Mr. Lewis Davies, Cymmer; i handicraft, Mrs. Jones, Brynheulogj Blaen- gwynfi; Miss Lewis, Uplands, Blaengwynfi; and Miss Richards, Gwynfi House, Blaengwynfi. The chair was taken by Mr. E. Edwards, M.E., Ystradfechan, Treorky. Mr. David Owen Llewellyn conducted, and the accompanists were Miss Annie B. Williams, Llansamlet, and Mr. James Williams, Abergwynfi. The awards were as follows:-Solo (boys under 15): 1, Howard Wvans, Nantyffyllon; 2, Fred Jones, Tynewydd, Treherbert; consolation prize, Ben James, Abergwynfi. Girls* solo (under 15): 1, Lily Morgan, Abergwynn; 2, Bessie Bevan, Nantyffyllon. Recitation (under 12): 1, Gwyn- eth Williams, Taibach; 2, Phyllis Davies, Nan- tyffyllon; 3, Rhoda Jones, Maesteg. Dialogue: Gwyneth and Edith Williams, Taibach. Reci- tation (under 16: Edith Williams, Taibach, and Ruth John, Abergwynfi. Pianoforte solo (under 12): 1, Annie M. Evans, Abergwynn: 2, WiHie Davies, Treherbert; consolation prize, Georgie Bevan, Abergwynfi. Pianoforte solo (under 15): Glanffrwd Thomas, Penrhiwceiber. Penillion singing: Mr. Sam Davies, Pontrhy- dyfen, and Miss Bronwen Williams, Nanty- ffyllon. Composing tune: Mr. W. H. Thomas, Clyne, Neath. Open pianoforte solo: Miss Joyce Davies, Tynewydd, Treherbert. Englyn, "Lloyd George": Mr. Edwin Thomas, Garth, Maesteg. Llythyr mab o'r Ffosydd: Mr. Sam Davies, Pontrhydyfen. Prize bag Miss M. A. I Thomas, Tonypandy. Darning: Miss Blodwen John, Abergwynfi. Knitting: Mrs. David Williams, Blaengwynfi. Soprano solo Mrs. M. Squires, Treherbert. Contralto solo: Miss Frances Jones, Mardy. Tenor solo Mr. Owen Evans, Treherbert. Baritone solo: Mr. Todd Jones, Treherbert. Champion recitation Miss Francis, Llaethfech. Juvenile choirs: 1, Nan- tvfiyllon Council School Choir (conductor, Mr. J D. C. Watkins); 2, Blaenrhondda Girls' United; j 3, Blaengwynfi Patriotic Choir; 4, Glyncorrwg. Mixed Choirs: 1, Gwalia Wen, Blaenrhondda; ) 2. Libanus, Treherbert; 3, Aber and Blaen- gwynfi United.
OGMORE AND GARW DISTRICT COUNCIL I
OGMORE AND GARW DISTRICT COUNCIL. I The New Chairman-Dr. E. J. Parry, M.D. The annual meeting of Ogmore and Garw District (Jouncil was held on Friday night, when there were present: Mr. T. C. Jones (chairman),' Alderman William Llewellyn, J.P., Dr. E. J. Parry, J.P., Rev. D. D. Evans, Messrs Llewellyn Jones, A. Day, W. Williams (Garw), W. Pennant, David Thomas, W. Williams (Nantymoel), W. J. Morgan, D. J. Thomas, J. Phillips, E. Griffiths, J. Canniff, D. Davies, and Job Baker, with the clerk (Mr. S. H- Stock- wood).—Mr. T. C. Jones, who waa TOted to the chair, said their first business was to appoint 9 chairman for the ensuing year. Ogmore had its turn last year, and now it waa Garw's turn, upon the established, rule of seniority. There- fore, he begged to )move that th* senior mem- ber for the Garw-+Dr. E. J. Parry-be chair- man for the ensuing year. (Hear, hear.) The doctor occupied the post of honour before any other gentleman present, representing the Garw, was a member of the Council. (Hear, hear.) Therefore, the position naturally fell to Dr. Parry upon that score alome. But there were other reasons in his favour, including these: He was a man with great experience of public work, and one eminently ntted for the position. (Hear, hear.) In the speaker's opinion, Dr. Parry was a man of leisure. (Hear, hear, and laughter.) He was in the for- tunate position that he could devote more of his time to the duties of the office than, perhaps, any other member of the Council. He had all the necessary qualifications, and they all hoped he might have the health and strength to discharge the duties in a manner that would be a credit to himself, and a great honour to the Council. (Applause.)—Mr. W. Pennant, with great pleasure, seconded the motion, and also enlarged upon Dr. Parry's long and hon- otirable association with the Council and the district.—Speaking in support, Mr. J. Canpiff said he would also like to bear his humble tes- timony to the doctor's qualifications. They had learnt ajrrerit deal from him. They were glad to see him in restored health, and hoped the restoration would continue.—The resolution was carried nem. con.—Mr. Jones then vacated the chair, and congratulated Dr. Parry upon his unanimous appointment.—The doctor, in expressing his acknowledgments, said he felt it a great honour to preside over tae deliberations of a body representing so large and populous a district with a very heavy rateable value. (Hear, hear.) For the complimentary referen- ces he had made he felt deeply indebted to Mr. fT. C. Jones, who, he thought, "laid it on a little too thick. (Laughter and cries of "No.") He was surprised at the number of years that had elapsed (some 14 or 15) since he was last called upon to occupy the same position. He would do his best to fill the chair impartially, feeling sure that on every occasion he would have their loyal support ajad 'co-operation. (Hear, hear.) In conclusion, he proposed a cordial vote of thanks to the out-going Chair- man (Mr. T. Lucas) for his uniformly able and impartial conduct in the chair.-Mr. W. J. Morgan seconded, and the vote was unani- mously carried.
1- PONTYCYMMER. Madame Desmond, Palmiste. Consultations! daily at 174 Oxford Street, Pontycymmer. (Short Visit). 89 Musical.—Successful pupils of Mr. 0. S. Morgan, L.R.A.M., lIt Pianoforte Playing:— Examinations: Elementary, Associated Board: Edna ,Thoma
MINERS AND PEACE MEETINGII
MINERS AND PEACE MEETING." I Interesting Sequel in South Wales. I There is a prospect of an interesting legal I sequel to the holding of the "peace meeting" at Cardiff some months ago, which was broken up I by the hostility of the public. Among the delegates at this meeting were representatives from one or two of the lodges of the South Wales Miners' Federation, ,and their expenses, it is stated, were paid out of the lodge funds. Objection has been raised by some of the mem- bers of those lodges against the use of the lodge funds for such a purpose, and in one in- stance an objecting member has even taken counsel's opinion in the matter, and the opinion is said to favour the view that such a payment is illegal. The miner who objects to the pay- ment declares that it is his intention to issue a i wVit in the matter, but in the meanwhile he is I giving the delegates to the 'peace meeting" an opportunity of repaying into the lodge funds the payments which were made to them for attend- ing at Cardiff. j I
OGMORE VALE. Football Match.—A football match took place on Saturday last at the Crossing Field between Ogmore Vale and Pencoed. A large crowd of tended to witness a very good game. The home side were the better team all round, and even- tually came out winners by 18 points to 3. The proceeds are for the Ogmore Vale Reyeption Fund. Funeral.-The Iuneral of the late Mr. Thomas Williams, Bridge Street, Ogmore Vale, took Slace last week at the Ogmore Vale Cemetery. Deceased had been ailing a very long time, but his demise was quite vudden. He was an old and respected inhabitant of the Ogmore Valley, and a faithful member of Philadelphia Chapel, where he will be greatly missed. He leavei;a widow and several grown-up children. The Rev. T. Mansel Thomas "(Ogmore Vale) offici- ated. Masked Ball. A successful fancy dress masked ball took place on Wednesday of last week at the Nantymoel Workmen's Hall. The secretary was Mr. C. Jones, Osborne Terrace, Nantymoel. Substantial prizes were given for the best oostuYne of both sexes, and these were ultimately awarded to Mrs. Mumjford (Indian Maw) and Mr. C. Jones (Uncle Sam). Pror ceeas go to local charities. Induction.-The induction of Rev. D. R. Pugh as pastor of the English Congregational Church, Ogmore Vale, took place on Sunday and Mon- day. Sermons and addresses were delivered/by Principal T. Rees, M.A., Bangor; Revs. Evan Jones, B.A., Porth; W. Evans, B.A., Bridgend; Griffith J. Evans, B.A., Cardiff (former pastor); J. Morris, Cardiff; T. Hirwain Jenkins, Nanty- moel; M. J. Mills, Nantymoel; W. Mollin, Nan- tymoel, and others- Benefit Concert.—A benefit concert was given on Wednesday of last week at the Workmen's Hall, proceeds being in aid of Mr. W. Lewis, River Street, Ogmore Vale, who has been inca- pacitated from following his employment for the last nine months. Mr. Joseph Abel, Og- more Vale, presided, and the following artistes took part:—Mr. Ivor Kemp, Nantymoel; Miss Qlwyn Hockman, Porthcawl (violinist); Mr. D. J. Gwyn, Bridgend; Mr. Idwal Lewis, Og- more Vale; Mr. Bedford Morgan, Bridgend; Miss Annie Jones, Gilfach Goch Madame Nana Griffiths, Port Talbot. The Ogmore Vale Ladies' Choir, under the baton of Mr. W. H. Capel, gave selections during the evening. The accompanist was/Mi Gertie Jones, Ogmore Vale; the treasurer, Mr. Tom Williams; secre-, tary Mr. D. J. Evans, and Mr. D. Lewis (High Street), who worked hard to make the function a success. Funeral.—The funeral of Mrs. Edward Jones, of Prospect Place, Ogmore Vale, took place on Friday of last week at the Ogmore Vale Ceme- tery, and'was largely attended, deceased being an old and respected inhabitant of the valley. A native of Carmarthen, she came to the valley 37 years ago. She was a member of the Welsh Baptist Chapel. A large family is left to mourn her death. Rev. L. G. Lewis, Swansea, officiated, assisted by Rev. Chas. Williams (Her- mon), Rev. D. Davies (Calvary), and Rev. Thomas (Philadelphia). The mourners were as follows:—Mr. Ed. Jones (widower); Mr. Hy. Jones (son); Mr. and Mrs. David Jones and Mr. and Mrs. James Jones (sons and daughtera-in- law); Mr. and Mrs. B. Abner Davies and Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Jones (sons-in-law and daugh- ters); Mr. and Mrs Wm. Richards (brother-in- law' and sister); Mrs. Griffiths, Llanstephan (sister); Messrs. J..Thomas, Geo. Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Henry Thomas, Carmarthen. (brothers) Mr. and Mtrs. Wm Jones (brother and sister-in-law), and other relatives. R.A.O.B. Eisteddfod.-A grand benevolent eisteddfod was held on Saturday last at the Hippodrome, Ogmore Vale, under the auspices of the "Nantyddyrus" and "W. T. Wilkinson" R.A.O.B. Lodges. The function was very suc- cessful, and the R.A.O.B. and the offieials gener- ally are to be congratulated. The arrange- ments were under the direction of the joint secretaries, Messrs. E. J. Burford, Ogmore Vale, and T. J. Job, Nantymoel. The conductor was Councillor W. A. Howell, Pencoed, and the ad- judicators were as follows:—Music, Mr. W. J. Evans, Aberdare, and Mr. J. Sin-leton Tai- bach; literature, Rev. J. R. Pugh, i?.A.? moel. The accompanist was Mr. W. H ?J.?h Nantymoel. The awards were as follows:— Open champion solo (own selection), Mr. Todd Jones, Treherbert. Local champion solo: Prize divided between Messrs. D. J. Harris and T. Kemp, Nantymoel. Octette: Mr. Morgan Jones, Lewistown, Ogmore Vale, and friends. Soprano solo Miss Edith M. Lewis, Tonypandy. Tenor solo: Mr. Todd Jones, Treherbert. Bari- tone solo: Mr. D. J. Harris, Nantymoel. Bass solo; Mr. Thos. Williams, Blaengarw. Novice solo: Wr. Bob Lloyd, Nantymoel. Open recita- 'tion: iss Dora Davies, Nantymoel. Humor- ous recitation: Prize divided between^ Miss Dora Davies and Mr. Gwilym Thom:.7miss moel. Children's recitation: Miss Doris Davi?; and Master Trevor Jones, Nantymoel. Penilliou singing: Mr. John Hughes and friend, Nantymoel. Girls' solo: 1, Miss Martha Owen; 2, Miss Morfydd Kemp, Nanty- moel. Boys' solo: "l Master Jim Lewis, Og- more Vale; 2, Master Brynmor Kemp, Nanty- moel. The chief choral, Then Round About the Starry Throne"—four choirs competing- went, after an exciting contest, to N antymoel Choral (conductor, Mr. T. Kemp), with 23 points, the others being in order as follows:— Blaenogwy Chair, 22 points (conductor, Mr. W. Capel, Ogmore Vale); Nantymoel Music Lovers, 19 points (conductor, Mr. 1. Mills); and Ogmore Vale Harmonic, 17 points (conductor, Mr. W. David).
ABERGWYNFI. Two Heroes Honoured.—Music lovers of Aber- gwynfi had a treat on Wednesday and Thurs- day, April 11th and 12th, when the Gwynfi Ladies' Choir, under the baton of Mrs. R. P. Williams, gave two patriotic concerts to crowded houses, the proceeds being in aid of Ptes. David John Williams and Arthur Tucker, both disabled soldiers. Among the selected choruses given were the "Tramp Chorus," from Bishop's opera (solo taken by Madame Colwill Williams), and The Mer- maid's Evening Song," contralto solo by Madame Spry, and the soprano "solo by Madame H. R. Paskins; and The Gipsy Chorus" (Bo- hemian Girl). The Saucy Sailor Boy" (the Misses D. Taylor, O. Smith, M. Cornthwaite, G. Colwill, K. Blow, and G. Phillips) literally brought the houSte down. Followed a piano- forte solo, "Wales," by Miss M. A. Jones (Cymine/) and The Long, Long Trail," by little Miss M. A. Bartle (11 years of age). Miss Arianwell Thomas, the choir s pianist, played in her usual artistic manner. The Rev. D. Davies (Caersalem) presided on Wednesday evening, in the unavoidable absence of Councillor R. Gibb, Cymmer; and Mr. R. J. Cornthwaite on Thurs- day evening. The secretaries were Messrs. H. Richards and 1. Taylor, the latter being also stage manager.—The second part of the pro- gramme was a pageant, entitled, < The Flags of the Nations."
NANTYMpEL. I Visit of Former-Pastor.—On Monday evening last a sermon was delivered at Dinam Chapel by the Rev. J. T. Davies, of Llanidloes, a late pastor of Dinam. His old friends were glad to see him, and to welcome him. Sewing Class' Benefit.—On Wednesday even- ing, at the Dinam Hall, a lecture was delivered by Mr. J. Hugh Edwards, M.P., on The War and After." The meeting was presided over by Dr. D. J. Thomas, J.P., Brynbedw. The lec- ture was throughout on a high level, and was thoroughly appreciated by the audience. The proceed s went to th* funds of the local Ladies' Bewiag Class.
MAESTEG. Preaching Services.-The annual preaching. services of Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Chapel" were held on Saturday evening, Sunday, and £ Monday last. Revs. Charles Davies (Cardiff), and Arthur Davies (Merthyr) were the special preachers. Wounded in Egypt.—Official notification has- been received that Pte. Tompkins (Welsh Regi- ment), 2 Albert Street, Caerau, has been wounded in action in Egypt. He has served with the 6th Welsh since the commencement of the war. His many friends will be glad to hear that he is well on the way to recovery. Lucky Hiberrfians.At a prize drawing and., bazaar, rently held in Dublin by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the first prize (a piano, or its value, < £ 50) waa won by a popular Maeste&g inhabitant, in the person of Mrs. Doyle, Maesteg Row. The fifth prize, ar massive cut- class salad bowl, was won by another old and esteemed inhabitant of the town, Mrs. M. O'Connor, 37 Park Street. Both recipients have- received numerous hearty congratulations on, their good fortune. ) Benefit Concert.—A successful benefit concert, was given on Saturday at the Town Hall, Maes- teg, by the Llynvi Glee Singers, under the con-- duetorship of Mr.. Llewellyn Morris. In the- unavoidable absence of the president (Mr. D. Rees, M.E.), the chair was occupied by Mr. Arthur Grey. Following an excellent rendering by the choir of "Away to the Forest," Madame- Absolom Brace, the Maesteg soprano, sang "Y nys y Plant." The comic chorus, "Pussy's* in the Well," followed. Then came the reci- tation, "Guilty or Not Guilty?" by Mr. Ioas H. Rowlands, Maefteg, the chorus, The Des- truction of Gaza," by the choir, and a sole, Sonny," by MisS Jennie Griffiths, Nanty- ffyllon. Mr. W. J. Roberts, the Maesteg bari- tone, followed with "Cynon Fydd," and the- choir gave The Martyrs of the Arena," with The Roman War Song" as an encore.. Madame Absolom Brace sang, "I did not. Know," and Mr. Rees Richards "Baner Ein. Gwlad." Mr. loan H. Rowlands recited "The- Charge of the Light Brigade," the choir joining in at the stirring conclusion. Miss Jennie, Griffiths with "Angus Macdonald" was followed by Mr. W. J. Roberts with "Will 0' the Wisp," and by Master Glyn Waters with "Geth- semane." The singing of the "Hallelujah, Chorus" brought an enjoyable concert to a close. Mr. E. R. Miller was, the accompanist. 'School Managers.—The monthly meeting of the Maesteg Group of School Managers was* held on Friday afternoon at the Council Offices^ wheri there were present Mr. W. G. Roberts- (in the chair), Rev. J. T. Parry, Rev. D. C- Howell, Mr.- Alfred Griffiths, County Councillor John Evans, Mr. J. Roderick, Mr Gomer Davies, Mr. A. Nicholas, Mrs. David, Mr. T. E. Hop- kins, J.P., and Mr. John Hughes, with the < deputy clerk (Mr. G. F. Williams) and the pri- mary inspector (Mr. Powell).-The Attendance- Officers' lists of recommended prosecutions were- gone into, and it was. decided to take proceed- ings in respect of all cases in both officers' lists, with two exceptio-Miss Elizabeth Davies and Miss Louisa Hopkins, both of Tyderwen In- fants' School, wrote asking to be transferred to- another school. After consideration, it was, decided that both applications be refused, as. there were no vacancies at present.—Mr. Mansel. Franklen (clerk ta the County Council) for-, warded a list of children reported to have defec- tive vision, which, however, might be corrected' by properly adjusted spectacles, and asking the- m.anagers to advise whether the parents of the- children were in a position to"pay for these.— The attendance oiffcers were asked to investigate- the cases, and reperethercon to the next meet- ing.-ln regard to the application by the Care- taker of the Llynderw School for an increase of wages, the clerk was directed to writing calling' the serious attention of the Education Commit- tee to the delay in dealing with this case. Red Cross Benefit Concerts.—Two performan- ces of Spohr's The Last Judgment," with, miscellaneous parts, was given at Canaaiii Welsh Congregational Chapel on Wednesday and Thursday Evenings last week, by -the Maes- teg Harmonic Society, under the- conductorship, of Mr. David Watkins. The artistes were:— Soprano, Madame Bronwen Jones-Williams j; contralto, Madam& Olwen Thomas-Evans^, tenor, Mr. Gwynne Davies, London; bass, Mr. Glanville Davies, Maesteg. The organist was. Dr. T. D. Edwards, Treharris, and the pianist Mr. David Eynon Jones, Maesteg. Mr. Jen- kin Jones, M.E., presided on Wednesday, and Mr. David Evans, M.E., on Thursday. The- building was packed on each occasion, and the. proceeds will be devoted towards the funds or the Maesteg Red Cross Hospital.—Dr. D. T., Edwards opened the concert by two organ solos, (a) "Largo in G," and (b) "Prelude and-Fugue- in D." Then came a trio, This Magic Wove Scarf," by Madame Jones-Williams and Messrs. Davies; followed by a solo by Madame Evans- Thomas. Mr. Glanville Davies gave The- Lord is my Light," and Madame Jones- Williams, "Lo! we Hear the Lark." )elr- Gwynne Davies, whose first appearance it wa&. before a Maesteg audience, charmed his hearers- with his rendering of "All Hail! Thou Dwell- ing Pure and Lowly." Another very excellent performance by the organist, Dr. Edwards, brought the miscellaneous part of the pro-. gramme to a close.—The oratorio was pro- ceeded with without an interval. The over- ture finished, the massed choir of 120 voices* broke at once into the opening chorus, "Praise- ,His Awful Name," in which the blend and bal- ance left nothing to be desired.. The chorus,. Holy, Holy, Holy," was a fine subdued ren- dering. Blessing, Honour, Glory and Power' was given excellently, the bass attacking firmly,, and the crescendo being exceptionally welt managed, as was also the gradual diminuendo* for the entry of the tenor. The quartette and chorlls, "Lord God of Heaven and Earth," wa? really chorus, thrilling. The second part was opened by Mr. Glanville Davies with "Thus said th? Lord." Then came the soprano and tenor- duet, "In this dread hour, forsake me not," the- chorus, "Destroyed in Babylon" and "Blest: are the Departed," and the final chorus andf quartette, "Great and Wonderful." The, last- named was excellently done.
OGMORE AND GATARY TRIBUNAL
OGMORE AND GATARY TRIBUNAL. There was little in the shape of public busi- ness before the Ogmore. and Garw Military Tri- bunal, whose members met on Friday at BTyn- menin. There were present: Mr. T. C. Joneg, (in the chair), Messrs. W. Williams, Llewellyn, Jones, D. Davies, Alderman Wm. Llewellyn (Military representative), Mr. W. Williams- Ogmore (Agricultural-representative), Mr. W- T. Jones (clvrk).-There were cases of a "one- man business," and of alleged indispensabil- ity, and where a man was engaged as a daily- bread deliverer, the employer said he had ad- vertised, and made enquiries in all of the most- likely places, absolutely without any result.^— The Tribunal granted temporary exemption for- two months, the Chairman saying the applicant: must make another effort to find a man to do- the work. "We have no desire," he added, "tot dislocate any business unnecessarily, but we- must act consistently with the public in- terests."—A bootmaker and repairer. from Nan- tymoel said Colonel Nicholl had "let him off as- an evangelist at Bridgend," Deferred for ex- amination by the Medical Board. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY TEN CENTRAL GLAMORGAN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY, LTD., Air THE GLAMORGAN GAZETTE" OFFICES, QUI£8t STREET, BRIDGEND, GLAMORGAN. FRIDAY, APRIL 27tk, 1917.