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SUNDAY MORNING CUSTOMER j
SUNDAY MORNING CUSTOMER ) j GETS MAESTEG pÐbc !NTO TROUBLE. V,'hat the defending solicitor en He'd a "Jin,c capture" was made by P.S. Evans t Mass- teg on AurU 2nd, and at Bridgend. Police Cuurt on 'Saturday told the stcry, when James publican, Mftest0:! Maos- teg:, was intoxieat- ing liquor dèlring prohibitEd h:mL:lr. J. R. Smipe defended. Tke sergeant said he was keeping the house un'd'er observation bet'.v&en 9 o;clack and 9.30 a.m. on Sundny. At. 9.15 he sav.' a sian come ill 9., 5 1 and "C h en ina. He r-<:>mailie.J ttere till 0.45, and then ca!e- cut. He Looked about, and then pro- ceeded in the direction he came from. Wit- ness stopped him, and asked him. what he had hot in 'us pocket. He replied "X 'Witnecs informed hijn that he had seen him come from the Macsteg Inn. Tho man ulti- nmtely showed the bottle and said be bought it at the inn the night before. Witness took him back, and in of the landlady tli'e man said he had been going to the inn every Sunday. Mr. J. R. Snape, for defendant, aid defen- dant wa.s a colliery contractor, and was at work at the time of the onence. His wife wns in charGe, anf! very '.veil ac- quainted with the licensing laws. Fined C2.
ABSENT SCHOOL GOVERNORS
ABSENT SCHOOL GOVERNORS. CASES OF M!TCH!NG"? It was reported at Mae.steg Secondary School Governors on Friday that three &eats were now vacant on the body as a result of the non-attendance over a certain period of the Rev. W. Saunders, Pontycymmer; Mr. W. Jenkins, Cymmer; and Mr. W. J. Morgan, BIasngarw. The Headmaster reporte d that their term for occupying the Maesteg Cricket Field had ex- pired. and tmtil some fresh arrangement was made the children would he without a play- ing ground. The agreement was for two school terms, at a fee of £2 2s. On the motion of Mr. J. P. Gibbon, it was decided to write to tha. County Council point- ing out the position, and pointing out that they must get a place for the children to play, and if they were not prepared to put the new grounds ina state for playing, asking them to arrange to enter into a fresh arrangement for the town Crickot Ground. An application by the cleaner for an in- crea.se of salary was refused.—An application by the Headmaster for a letter box at the school premises was granted; and an applica- tion from the clerk for a cyclostyle was also granted. The following stud-ents were awarded prizes for successes in the Oxford Local Examina- tion Tudor Bowen, Gwladys Da vies, Gwladys John, Gwyn Evans, W. H. Maddock, J. D. Miller, Giraldus Rees, David J. Roberts, Elwyn Thomas, Elizabeth Cadogan, Sarah Tudor, Elizabeth Watkins, Beatrice Godden, Gwyneth Evans, Irfon Evuns, T. J. Bevan, Mary C. Evans, Mary C. Hughes, Elsie Murray, Olwen Rogers, Elizabeth Thomas, and Alberta Isaac. Form prizes: Form IV.: W. E. Roberts, Ethel Grice, MilIIeent Jones; III.. Fred Grimths, Aneurin Anthony, Kate ExaM; II., Margaret Rees, A. J. Bowen, D. H. James: I., Ivor Locke, Doris Rees, Lilian H. Jame- I' 'Williams; and D. J. Griffiths. Poole, Phcebe Williams; and D. J. Grimths.
DANGEROUS DRIVING. MAESTEG tNSURANCE AGENT FtNED. I Notwítllstanding the fact that three sign- posts. erected by the Automobile Association.. warning motorists to drive slowly were in the TTear vicinity, it was alleged at Bridgend Police Court on Saturday that James A. Lee, insur- ance a:(cnt, Maesteg, drove his motor-car at a speed dangerous to the public at Ponrrhydy- cyS, and he was also summoned for having failed to stop when called upon to do so by a constable. P.C. HoIIister said he saw the car come round a corner at a speed of about 30 to 35 miles an hour. It covered 400 yards in 22 seconds. There were a number of children about. Witness called on Lee to stop, but he failed to do so. Going to Maesteg witness saw defendant, and told him he would be re- ported. Defendant, who said he did not see the policeman and that he was not travelling at more than 20 milps an hour, was nned ;G2.
COLLIERY OFFENCES I
COLLIERY OFFENCES. I At Bridgend Police Court on Saturday, Benjamin Richards, collier, Trehame Road, Caerau, was fined 10s. for having stolen a quantity of pitwood, valued 6d., the property of Messrs. North's. David Harding, haulier. Railway Terrace. Caerau, was sumnicned for having carried up a block of timber in a cage at North's Caerau Colliery.—Fined 10s. Robert Searley, collier. Brick Row, Bryn- cethin, was fined £1 for having had a pipe in his possession at the International Colliery. Mary Monks, wife, Waun-Ihvyd, Pricetown, was nned 10s for having stolen coal value 2d, the property of the Ocean Coal Co, Ltd.
DRAMATtC PERFORMANCE ATI CAERAU
DRAMATtC PERFORMANCE AT I CAERAU. Those who visited Penuel Hall, Caerau, on Wednesday and Saturday last witnessed an excellent, dramatic pertormance of "Ephraim Harris," a Welsh di-ama by Mr. T. J. Davios. The staging was excellent, and the producers deserve great credit for the production with such limited space. The hall on both occasions was packed, and the audience throughly appreciated the iinesse of the act- ing. The drama is a story of a young man's struggle with his convictions, dealt with in a. forcible manner. Mr. Thomas Lewis deserves special praise for the way he laboured with the party, and their performance reflects cre- ditably on his perseverance. It is hard to single out anyone for special praise, as they a.11 did their part so weH. but "WHUam Morris." "Epnraim," "Parch Wm. PoweIL" Morfudd," Dinah Lewis," "Mrs. Harris," and "Martha" deserve to be complimented. "Grin' Pugh," in his short part, created roars of laughter. The following represented the cl,ia-ractc,rs: Ephraim 'ffarris." Mr. J. J. Davies: ''Mrs. Harris," Mrs. Wm. Edwards; "Martha," Miss P. Lewis; "Parch W. Powell." Mr. Tom Lewi; "Morfudd," Miss Marv Lewis; "Dinah Lewis," Mr. J. R. Williams; "Grin Pugh," Mr. E. Roberts; Parch Evan Jones." Mr. Shad Thomas; Morwyn Bryndery," Mrs. Evan Roberts; Gwas Bryndery," Mr. J. W. Morgan; "Mrs ones (Mam y Gwenndog)," Mrs. E. Evans; WiHiam Morris," Mr. James Roberts; Samuel Williams," Mr. Emrys Roberts; Watkin Huglies," Mr. J. Rowlands: Shakki." Mr. Hugh Morris; "Rhys Jam&s," Mr. J. R. Evans.
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1 71)" v" ë" [" f.' r'1:. t"(\ r Tt! 7' 1'At:!E c-o SCHOOL MANAGERS. THE NEW CHAIRMAN. At annual mp?t:ng of the Maesteg Group G. RobM-ts Wo1;, and a vû(-e of thanks to t:h:2 i'enrn:a:cimirjLYin.i:, Mr. A. GritiitlLS, was C-J:ic.-1. \ll. T. E. 1"JlkiIs, J. P., was appointed vic-e-haiTmal1. The Dew v.;er.e ap-oiiited as fol- :—(. auncillor 'l'J:l:.tl3 L2Wis. Nanty- ii;ylion School; Rev. J. T. Parry (Zoar), and :1r. J. Roderick, Plasnewydd School; Mr. T. P. Thomas;, Garth Scnool; Mr. A. Nicholas, Lhvyndei"!? School. On the motLon of Mr. J. P. Gibbon, It was dCTded to write t'" afRciats of all the churches to arrange their festivals in holiday tinM so as aot to iiiteAi.sre with the school v.-oik.
INANTYFFYLLON HA3MONC SOCIETY
NANTYFFYLLON HA3MON!C SOCIETY. A of A performance of "Judas Macca-bseus" was given by t.i.e' .I.'n:.)'ÍI:fllon .Harmonic Society at the Town Hall, Maesteg, under the con- due Lorship of Mr. \V. J. Watkins. The pro- Lfo:Gb Cottage Hos- pital. Air. J. P. Gibbon, J.P., presided. '1'ic'chcir coiisi.st-cd of lzù voices. The per- W¡1S a gc.a.t i,.u.sical success, and hnancmily the results were beyond expecta- tions, tnc grc33 takings being nearly jE120. The :i¡:-oug.lOU: of & very high standard, and special mention should be made of the air, The Lord worketh wonders," and n;:ver bow we down." The chorus v.'hich rallowed was deserving of great praise.. The conductor, Mr. W. J. Watkins, is to be highly complimented for his eNorts and saci 'hce in bringing this excellent work to so successful an i&sue. The p. iucipal vocalists were Soprano, Madame Bes&ie Morris, Ammanford, con- tralt-o, Madame Lizzie Davies, Tonypandy, tGcor, :\1: Den Davies, Skewen; bass, Mr. G. T. Lleweiiyn, Port Talbot. The orchestra consisted of :—First violins, Mr. Gomer Jones, Bridgend (conductor); Mr. A. W. Bartho- lomew, Newport; Miss Morfydd Williams, Bridge:1cl; second violins, Mr. G. R. Oliver, Swansea j Mrs. Gomer Jones and Mr. IdwaJ Lewis, Bridgcnd; violas. Mr W. Davies, Fern-, dale; Miss Dolly Williams, Bridgend, and Mr. Stanley Rees, Maesteg; 'cellos. Miss Blodwen Jones and Mr. C. Davies, Swansea; double bass, Mr. J. W. Smith, Cardin; nute, Mr. Jcsiah Thomas, Maestsg; oboe, Mr B. Parker, D. GrimHis, Port Talbot; bassoon, Mr. Paul Draper, Penarth; trumpet, Mr. J. L. Edwards, Newport; tym- pani, Mr. R. J. Williams, Newport; organ, Mr. W. Evans, Maesteg; pianoforte, Miss Ceinw&n Davies, Maesteg. The chairman of the committee was Mr. John Price; the trea- surer, Mr. Samuel Jones; and the secretary,. Mr. David Powell.
MABSTBG. SABON CHAPEL.—A successful quarterly meeting was held in connection with the above Sunday School. In the afternoon the meeting was presided over by Mr. Samuel Jones, in tli- absence of Miss BIodwen Grimths (the superintendent of the children's school), who was unable to attend on account of illness. The programme was contributed to by Miss Gwetifyi Jones, Miss Annie Miles, M'ss Mona Watkins, Master Airwin Rees, Miss Maggie May Jones, Miss Eliz. Ann Davies, Miss Muriel Burns, Master Evan Thos. Williams, Miss Sally Jones, Miss Doris Williams,, Master Daniel Blice, Misa Lucy Thomas Master Em!yn and Glyndwr Thomas. Miss Dilys Richards, Masher Wm. John Evans, Miss M. E. Thomas and friends, Miss Sarah Ann Bees, Master Brinley Hushes, Misses Gladys Thomas and 8. A. Rees, Master Gwilym Morgan, and a child- ren's choir conducted by Miss Lettie Davies. The evpnhis: meeting was presided over by Mr. Evan Williams, the superintendent of the Sunday School, who gave a short address upon the relationship of the Sunday School and the church. Musical and elocutionary it-ems were given by Master Evan Thomas Williams, children's choir conducted by Miss Lettie Davies, Mr. Hopkin Hopkins, Miss Blodwen Jones. Master Emrys Morris, Mr. W. J. GriSiths, Miss Vera Thomas, Miss Lettie Davies, Mr. D. J. Davies. Miss Eliz. Ann Davies, Master Arfor and Miss Maggie Wil- liams, and Mr. Morgan Williams and class. There was a large attendance at each of the meetings, and without exception the items contributed were of a high standard.
GARTH HAULIER FINEDI
GARTH HAULIER FINED. I CRUELTY TO A HORSE. j At Bridgend Police Court on Saturday, Rces Jenkins, haulier, Garth, was sum- moned for having ill-treated a horse by strik- ing it with a colliery safety lamp, at the Celtic Colliery; and further with having damaged the lamp to the amount of 15s. Frederick Wootton. &reman, said he went into the colliery and found a lamp on a post with blood on it. He asked defendant now the lamp came to be damaged, and he said it had fallen down. Witnes sasked him where the horse was, and he said it had run up the deep. Witness found it, and noticed a. cut on the hind leg. 11 Defendant said the horse backed, and the lamp fell down on the horse's leg. Fined tl for cruelty, and ordered to pay 15s. for damage to the lamp.
MAESTEG BIRD SHOW I
MAESTEG BIRD SHOW. I A bird show in connection with the Ma.esteg and District Bird Show Society was heM at the Bird-in-Hand Hotel, Maesteg. Mr. Owen Cozens carried out the %ecrotmri,;d duties, and A!x,. John Beynon (Ga.rnlwyd'), acted a<3 judge. The results were Notrwich (pock or hen): 1 frd 3, W. Morgan: 2, v.h.c.. C. Humtley; Yorkshire (any vatriety): 1, and Goldnnch; 1 and 2. S. Roberts 3. W. R. Wil- Jiam: 3. T. Paj-ry: v.h.c.; S. C. WiHiama. GoManch, 1, and 2 S Roberts; W. R. Wil- Unnr' v.h.c., 0. Cozans; Linnet: 1 and 3, C. Wi'lliams: 2, J. Ev:ans: v.h.c., R. W. Wil- lin,IDs; Any va.r'etv Briti.sh bird: 1. T. Wil- liamst. soldnnch: 2, J. Gates, bullnnch; 3, R. W. Williams; v.h.c., S. Roberts.
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I SPIRJTUALlSM OR DEVL WORSHtP J
I SPIRJTUALlSM OR DEV!L WORSHtP? To the Editor. S:r,—It seems that great interest has been aroused by various correspondents in ur val- uable paper cx:müerlling this subject. I agree with Anti-Humbug" when he says "It is facts we want, not fancy and conjecture." Since the Rev. Mr. Grimths is willing to te.ach individual pupils from the inspired Word of God, why not get a class? The larger the better, we should think. "Spiritualist" again said: "Study our philosophy, and you will be convinced." So we will ask him t& do the same. It is only upon one point that they differ, viz., who or what causes the phenomena that take place in seances ? One says it is caused by demons; the -other says it is spirits. Since paper has gone so scarce, why won't the champions of the two faiths, meet in public and thrash it cut so that the hosts that are in darkness around them may have the light, instead of everybody having a pot-shot at it, and giving you the painful task of condensing many long letters. Then let your useful paper give it pubLcity, if you have the space. To me (according to the Bible) both the spj-'rs and the devil belong to the heavenly h&s s. for in 1 Kings 22, 18-23 we get an ac- cont;t of their council. God there asks who shuti deceive Ahab that he may go up and tali at -Raiioth Gilead; and God praises one of His sp'ts for telling a lie. In the Book of Job again v,-P. find Satan himself in league with Gf.-d. Upon many of those little points scores of earnest people would like to have a ray of light; or, failing a debate, would Mr. GrifBths an.! ''SpiritraUst" take subjects from th.eir audie-ncc. and then let them ask ..tUestions after the address ?—Yours, etc., ) I IN SEARCH OF TBUT3. I -? 0
I To the EditorI
I To the Editor. I lr ,-It is a healthy omen to nnd the I columns of the Press thrown open for free discussion or an unpopular subject. Spiritu- alism is once more being weighed in the bal- ance, and its advocates certainly have no fear of the result. The Rev. Mr. Grimths.has told us that he is convinced that phenomena takes place, but, like many .other prejudiced on-lookers, he has viewed it from only one standpoint. He re- minds me of the boy who, after his first day in an engineer's shop, rushed off with a small spanner in. his pocket, and declared to'all his youthful companions that he had got an en- gine. Before attacking Spiritualism, it would have been as well to have carefully Studied the subject, because the old axiom still holds good that "a little knowledge is a dangerous tiling." Spiritualism is the science of life, and is the only means by which the continu- ity of individual consciousness can be demon- strated. By careful and painstaking Investigation of its phenomena, such men as Alfred Russell Wallace, Sir William Crooks, Sir William Barrett, Cammille Flammarlon, Prof. Lom- brosa, and a host of others, were convinced of the immortality of man when popular the- ology had utterly failed to influence them. It is also the science of religion, as it clearly demonstrates the progress of the human soul, as it gropes "through darkness up to God." Mr. Grimths seems to have studied a. very small fringe on the border of the Astral plane, and having come into touch with some poor earth-bound spirits who needed help and enlightenment, he got an awful fright, and appears to be still suffering from the effects of his experience. Spiritualism demonstrates the fact that death is merely the passing of the individual from one stage of activity to another, and that the thread of life is resumed on the next stage just where it ended here', so that a man is still the same mentally, morally, and spiri- tually after leaving the body as when he was functioning through it. Consequently, death working no moral or spiritual miracle, the individual on the threshold of spirit life, retains all his old characteristics so that the spirit world is peopled by all sorts and condi- tions of men. Now, Mr. Grimths would have us believe that only the lower, or what he calls demons, are able to demorstrate their presence, whilst all those whose Hves on earth were devoted to the glory cf God and the uplifting of humanity are rendered powerless to continue their work of love. I would strongly urge our friend to study the matter a little more de-eply. .md having realised a clearer vision, he deepwlyil, l find his Bible a mucTi more precious volume and many texts, which must now seem obscure, will shine out with light and power, and reveal to him many of the hidden myster- ies of God.—-Yours, etc., J. CONNOLLY.
To the Editor I
To the Editor. Sir,—If Spiritualism in Glamorgan has no better apologists than "Congregationalist" and Spiritualist," it is not the power in our midst that I ..though it was; and perhaps I have made a mistake by wasting time and thought upon it. Lack of real reason on the part of the correspondents named, as well as the principle I mentioned m my former letter, lead me to believe that I can use my time to better advantage than in replying to their letters. The offer of help made in my letter of last week is still open to all earnestly seeking the truth.—Yours, etc.. W. T. GRIFFITHS.
To the Editor I
To the Editor. Sir,—The Rev. W. T. Grimths made a rule not to reply to anonymous writers who hide their identity behind a nom-de-plume, yet at the Urst test of applying that rule he breaks it, not only by replying to an anonymous writer, but to answer a "shallow" letter writ- ten by the same. Now "shaUow" means not. very d&ep. Well, if it was not very deep— and with that I agree—.it must have b&en mighty strong to have caused the rev. gentle- man to break his rule. What we Spiritu- alists do as a rule with those who write under a uom-de-plume is to read what they have to say, and if there is anything worth laying hold of, we do as a rule take hold of it, and treat the remainder with contempt. We are seeking for light and knowledge, and we tap all sources, extract what is good, and leave the remainder to rot. The time has gone by when people will swallow any sort of pill. But to come to the theme of discussion "Spiritual- ism." Mr. Grimths maintains that it is only devils that we come in touch with. I deny the existence of a personal devil. If he exists what did God create him for ? If a personal devil exists, and is rapidly converting so many millions to Spiritualism, if he is roaming about ruining souls, why doesn't God kill him at once? An all-powerful omnipotent God can destroy the devil, but will not; or He would destroy the devil, but cannot! How is it, Mr. Grimths? No, the use of a. devil for scaring people is dead and done for. Now, Spiritualism teaches that whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap; and as evil is rampant on this side of life, so it exists on the other side. We also believe in the Jaw of amnity—that like attracts like; and the wrong and harm that has accrued to any Spiritualist has come about by failure tq put this law into operation. Immutable laws govern the results of deeds. There are people in all phases of life who will sell their birth- right for a mess of pottage, and it is only to this side of the subject Mr. Grimths has paid attention, not realising that there is noth- ing of great use to human nature but that has its dangers. It was always a .mistake to rivet attention entirely on the harm which a doctrine might do, instead of observing the proportion of good. Again I would entreat of Mr. Grimths to study the bright side, and I am convinced that at no distant date Mr. Grimths will, by taking the advice, bless the day when he delivered that inspiring address at Trinity. In my last letter I quoted three instances taken from the Bible to try and im- press, Mr. Grimths with the beautiful facts of Spiritualism ,and again by giving him the testimony of those men in our own day and generation who have given the best of their time in getting at the truth. Says the Rev. R. J. Campbell: "I am absolutely convinced that communication between beings still in the flesh and the so-called dead is more fre- quently made than people suppose. Such communication is going on rapidly just now, owing to the great numbers that in the prime of manhood are passing to the other side through the shock of battle." Take again the evidence of Sir Oliver Ix)dge, one of the scientists the world has produced: "We," he says, "ourselves are not limited to the few years that we live on the earth; we shall go on without it, we shall continue te exist, we shall certainly survive. Why do I say that? I say it on definite scientinc grounds; I say it because I know that certain friends of mine still exist, because I have talked to them. Communication is possible." Now, Mr. Grimths, sift the chaff from the wheat. and feed on the wheat; you have been feeding on chaff long enough, and you will find that the trend of Spiritualism is not des- truction, only as far as light disintegrates darkness. It was, and is, emphatically con- structive and oonnrmatory of all the past reve- lations that have streamed down tn golden radiance from the Christ-heavens of beatinc t SPIRITUALIST.
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I OVERAGE PATRIOTS
I OVER-AGE PATRIOTS. To the Editor., I Sir.—Bindly allow me a little space in your vauabJe paper to address a few remarks to the o\pf mii'tary-age patriots. 'l'e averag:t4 oTer-military-age man has of recent months considered it his duty to show to the young men still outside the Army their daty to their King and country in this great crisis. "If I was only young enough," says tho man of over 41, "1 should be in the trenches doing my bit for the old country." So far, so good; but—and here comes the rub —are these middle-aged men themselves doing their duty to their country? They are, like the parson's sermon, "good in parts." Some are truly loyal subjects, but I am afraid there are many who are not. To the latter I want to address a few words. Why do &o many of you strain every nerve to avoid income tax ? Why do you grumble at the unavoidable high price of eatables and other necessities of life? Why do you rage with fury because the war, may be, has les- sened your pronts? Why do you grumble at the many demands made by various charities otl your war swollen pockets P. 'J o pay your taxes willingly, and to give of your weafth freely to every deserving cause, are ? your duties in this great hour of need, and, remember, before you can show another man his duty you must realise the extent of your own duty nMt. Mr. McKenna has, through his new Budget, instituted a battalion for you men. You will not be asked to don the khaki uniform or carry a gun, but merely shoulder a fair share of thp country's unparalelled financial respon- sibilities. The country that is so dear to you wants your help. Are you ready and willing to give it? Here is your chance to do your bit. Let your money now as freely into the national coffers as the blood of our heroea is Rowing over the soil of Flanders. Do more, and talk less, and the country will be proud of you.—Yours, etc., l Cardiff. GLENROY. C&rdiS.
AN EXPLANATION. To the Editor. Sir.,—In reading the current issue of your paper, containing a report of the cases which appeared before the Glamorgan Appeal Tri- bunal, I was surprised to nnd I had been re- presented as having made a. statement to the effect that I had been "'dísmissOO. from my employment because I would not attest." Your informant is under a misapprehension. I am still a servant of the G.W. Railway, and have not even been threatened with suoh dis- missal. I shall esteem it a. favour if you will kindly insert this correction In your next issue.—Yours, etc., HEDLEY BUNDY. AberkenHg, April 7th, 1916.
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