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V I YALE NOTES
V- I YALE NOTES. (By PELA-GIUS.) I 2K I T .TTm -» The death of Mr. Gilead Spencer, of Giles- ton, removes one of the few agricultrists who farmed in the Vale 50 years ago, and, incLcd, one of the very few descendants oi the eld farming families of that period. 1 H 11 The Spencer family were tenant farmers then in the parishes of St. Athan, Gileston, St. Mary Church, and FIcUiingstone. Now the family only occupy one farm, and that at Flemings tone, which is farmed by Mrs. Spen- cer, Flenungstone, and her son, Mr. Gilead Spencer.' With the exception of Fleming- stone, where every farm is still in the occupa- tion of a descendant of those who occupied them 70 years ago, no -!e.>c^n-dant of the oc- cupied farms of 50 years back are farming land to-day. The fact that Flemingstone holds this unique position speaks well for the land- lard, Lo;-d Dunraven, and his tenants. Ill Indeed, the largest parish in the Vale has but three descendants of the farmers of 5') years ago now engaged in that industry, viz., Messrs. J. C. Thomas, J.P., Cwrt Newydd; Mr. E. T. Lloyd, West House, and Mr. Wm. Evans, Sjgginstone Green. 11 H 11 The problem set before the Llantwit Major Parish Council at their last meeting was: Do the coast watchers require fire and a shelter- shed so as to efficiently discharge their duties ? Mr. James Jones raised the question by bring- ing a request from the coast watchers that the Council grant them the use of the lock-up shed so that they could store sticks and coal. The Council refused, as they thought that coast watching could not be efficiently done from insiue a building, for while the men were by the fire the enemy raiders and sub- marines might have a clear coast on which to play their pranks. It n i Mr. J. C. Thomas also set the Council a task they failed to accomplish. He asked by whose authority was the Roverton water supply cut off. The Clerk replied that it was done by order of the Cowbridge Rural District Council, because the agents of a property- owner in Lhe village claimed exemption, under the order made by the Local Government Board, on the grounds that the authority had in some way interfered with the landlord's rights. Mr. Thomas said that the pipe track had not touched any of that property, nor de- prived it of any water supply. He further questioned if the District Council had a right to cut off the Eagle Well supply, which had been laid by public subscription over 50 years ago. ? H H In reference to that question, another comes to our mind: Can a public authority, in con- sequence of a dispute between them and a landlord who pays the rates on some houses, deprive the tenants of those houses of the pub- lic water supply? Possibly the District Council will look up what the Public Health Acts say on this matter. D II 1 The hard sentence on the Vale farmer who shot a pheasant has stirred the farmers more than anything that has happened to one of their class for many years. The farmers are a patient class in matters between landlords and tenants, but this latest outrage in the name of tho game laws has raised their ire. Ill When the Board of Agriculture are urging them to increase the production on the land, they have begun to question what is that or any Government Department doing to prevent their crops being damaged by game, more especially rabbits. Agricultrists welcome their landlords, agents, and friends to shoot over their holdings, and are prepared to help to provide good sport, but they feel aggrieved when the shooting is rented to wealthy busi- ness men of the towns, whose keepers, by their conduct, sometimes give the impression that it is they-the servants of the shooting tenant-who own and occupy the farms. I If I But in some cases the farmers themselves are to blame, for when just landlords surren- der their right to the game in favour of the tenants, the tenants rent the land at a high figure to shooting tenants. Often the shoot- ing tenant approaches adjoining landlords, and ultimately secures the game rights over several miles of country. In some cases this rack-renting does not pay, for the landlord himself takes the proceeds. ? H If a small-holder has got the right to the game on his holding, the shooting tenant usu- ally manages to hold a money bribe before him, which he often accepts. Soma agr. ments which those occupiers are asked to sign are very drastic, for in addition to getting the game, the sporting tenant wants the occ i- pier to also sell his right to the conies. If he does so, the land soon becomes over-run with rabbits, and he has no remedy, because the agreement is drawn up in such a way that compensation is difficult to recover. 1 1i H A local patriot suggests that the proposed "slackers tribunal" hold their first meeting on New Year's Eve; that the work be inaugu- rated that night by giving a banquet to all of military age who have not presented them- selves for attestation under Lord Derby's scheme, and that this be done in each district; that the bishop-delphians, greed-adelphians, and fear-adelphians be not asked, but com- manded to be present. The proceedings to conclude with a modernised performance of the pantomime "Babes in the Wood."
COWBRIDGE. POLICE COURT,—Tuesday (before Mr. Tudor Crawshay, chairman; Messrs. J. C. Thomas, D. Thomas ,Mayor, and D. Evans).— James Grover, boarding house keeper, Car- diff, was charged with having committed a nuisance at Llantwit Major on Sunday, 6th December. Mr. George Howell, Cardiff, de- fended. The case was dismissed.—John Jen- kins, St. A than, for having driven a waggon without lights, was fined 5s.-Arthur Rees, Li,worney, for having allowed his rigs to stray was fined 5s—William Jenkin, Bolgou, was charged with having stolen timber to the value of 12s., from John David. Mr. V. S. Gwyn defended. The case was dismissed.
BLABNGARW. I BhliiAmA M.I.S.—The above society held its weekly meeting on Thursday evening of last week. Rev. Wm. Thomas (pastor) pre- sided. A recitation was given by Miss M. M. HowelLs, and a solo was rendered by Miss A. M. Watkins. A paper was read by Mr. John Francis (Queen Street) on "The most important things of the 19th century. Speeches were made by Mr. Samuel Jenkins, Mr. D. J. Parry, and Mr. Daniel Howells. Mrs. John Griffiths was the accompanist.
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I SOME HINTS FOR LOCAL SHOPPERS. I ———— ￼ ————— t I BRIDGEND. I The Yuletide season once more is almost upon us, and with its approach the thoughts of one and all turn instinctively to shopping, for Christmas is essentially a time for the in- terchange of gifts. Once again the season is ushered in under inappropriate surround- ings, for the clash and clangour of war har- monise but ill with the season cf peace and good-will. Christmas again will be shorn of much of its festivity, but for the sake of the "kiddies" and of the boys "over yonder" it will be kept up as joyously as possible, for the thing that would gladden the heavt of the Kaiser most-shcrt of a decisive victory over the Allies, which is an unlikely circumstance— would be the thought that he had cau&ed the disruption of our favourite festival. Therefore the old, time-honoured customs will be observed as far as possible, and the gift of tangible tokens of love and good-will will not be interfered with. For the benefit of our readers we append a list of establish- ments which can be safely recommended, where suitable and acceptable presents will be found in abundance. A SENSIBLE PRESENT. I This, will probably be the year of the "sen- sible present," and what more sensible gift oould be thought of, particulary with the prevalance of the winter weather, than a pair of good leggings, or a pair of boots or shoes? Mr. Yorwerth Thomas, of Queen Street, has a large selection of these and other suitable goads to choose from. Give him a call. I TO CATCH THE EYE. I Few things attract the eye more readily than a well dressed, well lighted jeweller's window, in which the sparkling,gems and the silver ware prove irresistibly alluring. Those who want to buy "the" ring cannot do better than consult Mr. E. M. Needham, Dunraven Place, whom they will find sympathetic and attentive, whilst others of a more prosaic turn of mind who are in need of little silver nick-nacks will find them in variety and abun- dance. Watches, clocks, rings, brooches, and all kinds of jewellery are displayed, and he who finds nothing suitable in all this tempting array will indeed be hard to please. And you needn't necessarily spend a large amount, for you can secure a really serviceable present at quite a modest outlay. I CONSULT AN EXPERT. I If there is any upholstering or French polishing to be done save unnecessary time, 'trouble and expense by consulting an expert; such an one as Mr. Leonard Rhys, of Queen Street. Mr. Rhys thoroughly knows his work, and can be relied upon to give every satisfaction. I A FIRM WITH A REPUTATION. I Messrs. and J. Palfery, of Dunraven Place, are a firm with a reputation, and those requiring drapery, costumes, and kindred goods would be well advised to pay them a visit. Customers will find all goods marked as cheaply as possible, consistent with qual- ity, and are sure to be pleased. To deal with a firm of this calibre is to reduce the risk of disappointment to the minimum, for they can- not afford to sell other than the best. FOR THE CHILDREN. Mr. D. W. Price, of Dunraven Place, has a fine selection of children's clothes and hosiery, with articles to suit all tastes and pockets. He will appreciate a call, when he will do his best to meet your requirements. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. I The promises of Messrs. E. G. Nicholls, Ltd., in Wyndham Street, are replete with all kinds of tasty articles. In this, the noted shop for minoe pies and cakes, may be found something for everyone. There are few in- deed who do not oare for mince pies, iced cakes, and other dainties, and even the few there are would probably be converted to more epicurian ways if they visited this establish- ment. Moreover, Messrs. Nicholls' confec- tions may be implicitly relied upon, seeing that nothing but the best of everything is used I in their manufacture. THE PLACE FOR A PARTY- The Hotel York is just the place for a party, and its spacious, comfortable rooms and excellent cuisine speak for themselves. For a gathering en suite or en famille it is unbeat- able, and if you want a drive in a well-ap- pointed car you have only to ask to have it waiting at the door. MR. T. EDWARDS. Jlr. T. txlwards, Caroline Street, has every- thing in the outfitting line for men, women, and children, and is only waiting for your pre- sence to demonstrate the cheapness and the quality of his goods. He has an attractive window display, and the goods inside the shop are just as good. SILVER GOODS. I Mr. N. E. Russell Brown, at his well-known shop in Adare-street, has a fine show of silver and electro-silver articl es awaiting purchase. Dress-rings, engagement rings, and wedding rings, watches, clocks and numerous other articles are displayed in profusion, and are bound to tempt the visitor. Few things can be more acceptable than an article of jewel- lery, which will last for years, and be a con- stant reminder of the giver. Mr. Russell Brown has a host of such things to offer at reasonable prices. TOYS AND GAMES. I Christmas dinner disposed of, the kiddies t must have something to amuse them whilst the adults are having a quiet forty winks, and unless they are given something which finds its way straight to the juvenile heart there will be no peace and quietness in the house. Parents who value the strength-giving proper- ties of the after-dinner- nap will be wise to buy their children something that will ensure their employment during the soporific period, and we cannot suggest anything better than a call upon Messrs. H. Woodward and Co., at their establishment in Adare Street or on Station Hill. Here will be found a galaxy of toys and games of all shapes and sizes, some of which are bound to "do the trick." To avoid disappointment an early visit is ad- visable. MR. M. BERSOVITCH. I Mr. M. Bersovitch claims to have in his es- tablishment in Nolton Street one of the cheap- est houses in the district for drapery and dress materials, and he might well be included when a list of shopping calls is compiled. THE ROCK SHOP. I Those who are dieting themselves under medical advice had better not go near Mr. G. E. Da vies' Rock Shop, or they will be sure to find themselves in trouble, for they will never be able to resist the delicacies there dis- played. Those other than the unfortunate dyspeptic, however, will probably flock there in crowds, for the quality of these confections is well known. In this wintry weather we are liable to coughs and colds, and Da vies' Chest Relievers will do a world of good. Good wine needs no bush, and Davies' goods need no Laudation-their reputation is suffi- cient. THE BRIDGEND BREWERY. Talking of wines reminds us that Messrs. R. H. Stiles, of the Bridgend Brewery, specialise in all brands of wines and spirits of Al qual- ity. The connoisseur, who knows what good wine really is, patronises this firm, and the ordinary mortal cannot do better than imitate his example. THE PICTURE PALACE. And when you're tired out with a long day's shopping drop into the Picture Palace to find mental and physical rest. You will be pro- vided with everything of the latest and best, and leave the building cheered and strength- ened, determined to go again at no distant date. MR. GILBERT WILLIAMS. Those intending to purchase jewellery of any description might do much worse than in- terview Mr. Gilbert Williams, at his estab- lishment in Wyndham Street-in fact, a call there will be a call in the right place. If you know what you want Mr. Williams has it; if you don't know, place yourself in his hands, for he is a man of judgment and experience, which are both at your disposal. The result will be that both you and the friend for whom the gift is intended will be perfectly satisfied. A READY SALE. The establishment of Miss C. Stuchbery in I Caroline Street is one well known to the gentler sex as the very place for the daintiest blouses, gloves, costumes, handkerchiefs, etc. The premises are packed with goods, which are sure to find a ready sale. Some of the hats are just the "last word" in charm, and they are not too expensive, either. THE SOUTH WALES FURNISHERS. I The premises of the South Wales Furnishers in Wyndham Street will be the centre of acti- vity when the Christmas shopping begins in earnest, for in few other establishments are there so many things to delight the eye, so many useful and fancy articles calling aloud to be purchased. And in buying here you get good value for money, you get goods which look good and are good. Flimsy, ill-made furniture finds no place in this establishment, for a long business experience has confirmed the conviction of the proprietors that, as wise purchasers have found out for themselves, the best is cheapest in the long run. This does not mean you will be expected to pay a fancy price for what you buy, but simply that you will be able to get a good article at a. fair price, as low a price as is consistent with quality. To go elsewhere and pay less might easily prove to be false economy. I DELICIOUS CAKES. Mr. J. L. Stradling supplies the most deli- cious cakes and puddings at his shop in Adare Street. Mr. Stradling is a man who adver- tises, and thus draws attention to his goods; he knows that if they are not consistently of the highest quality his reputation will suffer. Those who purchase cakes or puddings from him with which to grace their tables wifl be doing well. And a nice substantial cake for Tommy or Jack would be just the thing. 1 I NON-CREASEABLE NECKWEAR. Mr. Levine, the Market Buildings Tailor, in addition to an almost bewildering array of suit .lengths, shirts, collars, caps, etc., is making a speciality of the new non-creaseable neckwear. The mere man will remember, from painful experience, how soon an ordinary tie is done for, how the swansdown with which it is lined becomes "bunched," rendering the tie practically useless. The new tie is rubber lined, and thus this great inconvenience is J done away with. Try one, and see for your- self. MESSRS. H. J. STOKES and CO. I Some presents are sensible, and by no means novel; others are novel, but not sensible, in- asmuch as they have nothing to recommend them save their novelty. A really sensible novel ty, something a little out of the ordin- # ary, and yet something useful enough for 1 every-day business life, should be a good seiling line. Jdessrs. H. J. Stokes and Co. are experts in tins particular, class of goods, as a visit to their premises.in Caroline finreet will show. To iecapituiace ail the luanv pretty things on view at this well-known shop- ping cene.re would take away a great deai 01 the pleasure of looking round, bat prospec- tive customers may rest assured that a visit will not be made in vain, for they will find hosts of things to captivate the fancy, and something to suit every taste. A HIGH REPUTATION. Messrs. Hughes and Sons, of London House, have an enviable reputation, acquired by the unvarying quality of their war, and a cour- teous and constant attention to the require- ments of their patrons. In their capacity of general drapers they are in the forefront. They have a splendid range of ladies' dresses and c-oats, and in all things appertaining to the feminine wardrobe they are practically unbeatable. D. E. EVANS AND CO. Messrs. D. E. Evans and Co. are ironmon- gers par excellence, and there is no one with a better assortment of goods. They have a large number cf fascinating fancy presents which will prove really useful and durable, and an almost nedless array of nut crackers, biscuit boxes, fruit dishes, cake baskets, brass and copper art metal vases, tea and ooffee sets, jam and marmalade dishes, and other things far too numerous to mention. Further, their goods can be relied upon, and their prices are reasonable. THE ENGINEERS. Messrs. Attree and Co. are expert engin- eers, capable of putting right at the shortest notice any defects in lights or bells, which will go wrong, even in the best regulated households, and generally, at the most inoon- venient moment. Their address is Brewery Road, Bridgend. THOMPSON and SHACKELL. "Go to Thompson and Shackell for your piano," has become almost a household saying in Bridgend, and there is certainly much to recommend it, for their pianos have become widely known as thoroughly good-class, depen- dable instruments which are a joy to manipu- late, and last a lifetime. The prices range from quite a low figure, and terms can be ar- ranged to suit a customer's convenience. Musicians will find this a good place to buy their scores, and there are also songs and dance music in plenty. MR. W. T. JONES. A visit to the draper during the Christmas shopping round is more than advisable—it is absolutely necessary, unl ess one makes up one's mind to miss a lot of lovely bargains, in which case, of course, no more need be said. Mr. W. T. Jones, in Nolton Street, is noted for his reliable Welsh flannels, and this season will maintain his repu- tation for quality afnd cheapness. Drop in and see the bargains that are waiting for you, or you will have cause for regret.
MAESTEG. I Below we give a list of establishments where Maesteg shoppers are likely to find I everything they require. PAUL H. WATKINS. I Mr. Paul H. Watkins, at his shop in Com- mercial Street, claims to have the largest stock of cigars, cigarettes and smokers' re- quisites in the district, and is worthy of a trial. He also stocks paper, magazines, and periodicals in abundance. THE DOROTHY CAFE. I Messrs. R. Williams and Sons, of the Dorothy Cafe, specialise in their famous "Dorothy trick boxes for friends at the front. The price is only 3s. 6d. for a box which contains cakes, shortbread, bull-eyes, and other delicacies which are sure to be warmly welcomed. Orders for these should be sent in early, as they are dispatched in rotation. MR. J. SIMS DAVIES. I Mr. J. Sims Davies, at the Lady's Realm, Commercial Street, has a whole host of things to delight the feminine heart. Ladies on the look-out for a good nap cloth or tweed coat at less than half the usual price had better pay a visit to this establishment before this special stock is exhausted. THE COMPLETE FURNISHER I Mr. T. H. Jenkins, the complete house furnisher, is anticipating a Christmas rush at his premises in Commercial Street. He makes a specal point of selling the newest and best designs in furniture at prices well within the reach of everyone. He has a fine spacious showroom crammed full of good things which have only to be seen to be admired, and to be purchased. MR. HENRY LAVTER.S Mr. Henry Laviers, at his Christmas bazaar in Commercial Street, has dolls, horses, engines, guns, swords, toy-books and mechanical toys almost without end. This is onlaone of his many departments, and a round of shopping in the own would be woe- fully incomplete unless a visit wore paid here. He has also some special bargains in blankets, quilts and rugs. A. E. LOCKYER. Mr. A. E. Lokyer has a choice and compre- hensive stock of furniture at his place of business in Commercial Street, that' is well worth inspection. Every facility is provided to enable customers to get just the pretty home they have in mind. Every need is catered for; and once customers pay a visit to to this establishment they will never go else- where. THE CO-OPERATIVE STORES. The Co-Operative Stores cannot be beaten for quality and value. An advantage of dealing with a firm of this description is the reciprocal treatment one receives, every penny over working expenses being divided amongst the members. They have a large and varied stock to select from, and customers ar? bound to be satisfied. NOTHING LIKE WELSH. I The great Welsh flannel centre is destined to be Maesteg, and the centre of the Maesteg market will be Messrs. Jones and Beynon, Commercial Street, who are now making great I efforts to meet the demands for flannel goods. They have a large stock now on the premises, and the important point is that the prices have not advanced. In other branches of this large establishment are to be found the best kind of goods in the way of ladies' and maids' coats, millinery, hosiery, blankets, and everything needed to keep ourselves warm and smart, and for the house. I OGMORE VALE. I Mr. Myer Cohen, of High Street, Ogmore Vale, is a complete house-furnisher, and his system of easy terms is one that will be an advantage to customers. Call and be con- vinced. I
I COWBRIDGE. THE FARMERS' FRIEND. Messrs. Edward John and Sons are the farmers' friends. Just recently Alderman John gave a practical demonstration of the fact, in connection with the pheasant case, but in other ways his aim is to help the farmers, and incidentally to do himself a bit of good. He does this by supplying the best and the most up-to-date farmers' implements on the market. The firm deliver the goods, md clients are satisfied.
CARDIFF. I A WELL-KNOWN FIRM. t Messrs. Bevan and Co., Ltd., Cardiff, Swan- sea, etc., the well known furnishers and piano merchants, need no introduction to South Wales readers. They are "it" in the fur- nishing world. The goods they supply are of the highest quality. Their furniture will easily stand the wear and tear of years, and give satisfaction to the buyer. There is a tremendous variety of selection, and every ar- ticle is warranted, while the prices are at rock bottom. Pianos are warranted for ten years. A great feature in this firm's business under- takings is its easy instalment system, and its practice of delivering goods free up to 200 miles from any branch.
NANTYMOEL. I I BENEFIT CONCERT.-On Wednesday evening a successful concert was held at the Workmen's Hall to aid the widow and child- ren of the late Mr. Robert Jones, of 15, Pem- broke-terrace. There* was a crowded audi- ence presided over by Rev. J. R. Jugh, B.A., and the varied programme was contributed by Miss Myfanwy Mills; Miss Lizzie Jones; Messrs. Kemp and Williams; Miss Annie Evans. The last item was an exhibition of pictures. All the artistes rendered their ser- I vices gratis, and a resolution of thanks was passed at the close to all upon the proposal of Mr. Edwin Jenkins, the active organiser of the concert. It is expected that a sub- stantial sum will be handed over to Mrs. Jones FUNERAL:—The funeral of Mr. Morgan Edwards, the son of Mr. Morgan Edwards, fireman, Osborne-terrace, took place on Mon- day last. This young man was an assistant master at Coedfranc Council School, Skewen. He had been in ill-health lately, and had been at home for several weeks. He died on Friday last. The body was brought to Nantymoel with the Aberavon train, and taken to be interred at Blaengwynfi Cemetery. The fol- lowing ministers took part in the burial riat-es: Revs. S. E. Prydderch, J. Hughes, and M. J. Mills. The deceased gentleman was 37 years of age and was highly respected by his acquaintances. The scholars of the school and the staff sent beautiful wreaths, and another was sent by Old neighbours." "SOAR COMPETITION MEETING.—A successful meeting was held at Soar, the chairmanbeing Mr. John Owen, and the secretary Mr. Thos. Rees. The adjudicators were music, Mr. Herbert Davies, Nantymoel; literature, Rev. R. T. Gregory. Miss My- fanwy Mills acted as accompanist. Awards: —Children's solo (under 12): 1 Gladys Wil- liams, Nantymoel; 2, Richa-rd Thomas, Blaengwynfi; 3, Gwyneth Davies; 4, Wattie Williams, Blaengwynfi. Children's solo (un- der 15): 1, Daniel Thos. Rees, Blaengwynfi; 2, Willie Thomas, Blaengwynfi. Recitation (children under 12): Wattie Williams, Nanty- moel. Tenor solo: divided between Mr. Wm. Thomas, and Mr. Llewelyn Griffiths, Nanty- moel. Bass: Mr. D.-J. Harries, Nantymoel. Champion solo: divided between Mr. Elias Williams and Mr. D. J. Harries, Nantymoel. Impromptu speech: Mr. Thomas Evans, Nantymoel. Octette: Mr. Robert Williams and Friends, Nantymoel. Mr. Wm. Davies gave the audience a very good and timely recitation.
PONTYCYMMER. ORATORIO.—A report of the oratorio at Pontycymmer has been held over till next week. TABERNACLE:—At the Tabernacle Chapel on Monday the following officers were appointed:—Superintendent, Mr. Evans Davies, for the church; for the vestry Mr. J. Morgan Owen (7th time); and the secretary Mr. Llewellyn Harris. QUARTERLY MEETINGS:—At the Taber- nacle Chapel on Sunday quarterly meetings were held. Rev. Dd. Hughes presided. The following took part:—Ronnie Noyle, Lydia Daniels, Olwen Richards, Hilda Jenkins, Phoebe Thomas, Florence Edwards, Willie Owen, A. M. Williams, Edith Owem, Annie May John, M. M. Phillips, Cassie Davies, and Miss M. E. Davies' class. Y.P.S.—On Tuesday last the Young People's Society of the Tabernacle Chapel held its usual meeting. Miss M. E. Davies presided. The Chairman's Sunday School class members gave excellent renderings and delivered fine recitations, other contributors were:—Miss Annie M. Rowlands, Miss Cerid- wen Hughes, and Misses M. M. Phillips, Olwen Thomas, Misses A. M. Phillips, Blod- wen and Linda Griffiths, and Miss S. Har- man and class. PONTYCYMMER BENEFIT CONCERT. —At the Rink, Pontycymmer on Friday night a benefit concert was held in aid of Mr. John Morgan, Railway-terrace, Pontycym- mer, who has been ailing for many months. Mr. Llewellyn Jones, J.P., presided. The fol- lowing airtistes contributed: soprano solo, Madame EHis (enoored), tenor, Mr. G. Tre- harne; bass, Mr. Rd. Vaughan; humorist, Mr. W. T. Hengoed; comedian, M. J. Leonard; Blaengarw Ladies Choir (under the oondwtorship of Mr. W. Davies) rendered in fine style Harlech," Comrades Song of Hope," and -as a well deserved encore ren- dered "The Soldier's Chorus." The accom- panist for the evening was Mr. O. P. Morgan. A vote of thanks was moved to the chairman and artistes by Mr. A. Bowen, secconded by Mr. Everson. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES—At the Eng- lish Congregational Chapel on Sunday last the anniversary services were held. The Rev. D. D. Evans presided. In the morning the following contributed recitations, etc.— Misses Ethel Ridler and Silwen Price, Miss Mary Palmer, Miss Flora Long, Mr. Clifford Brain, Miss Mary Polmeer, Mr. Clifford Day, Miss Jane Ann Polmeer, Miss Harriet Brain, Miss Ruby Jones, Mr. Willie Thomas. In the afternoon a service of song entitled "The Tramp's Testament was rendered by the choir (under the conductorship of Mr. J. R. Jones. Solos were also rendered by Mrs. Robert Price and Miss Lilian Ivy King as sopranos, Mrs. Cuss and Miss E. Humphries (contraltos), Mr. Ebenezer James (tenor), and Mr. Bert Spragg as baritone. In the evening the following contributed: Miss Jane Annie Pol meer, Misses Silwen Price, Mary Polmeer, Miss Emily Fricker, Miss Hilda Brain, Miss Laura Absolom, Miss Josephine Phillips, Miss lAazie Shannon, Mr. Willie Thomas, Miss Gladys Gwyther, Mr. Bert Spragg, Madame Ruth Griffiths, Miss Lilian Ivy King, Mr. Gwilym Lewis, and Miss Ruby Jones. Miss Bessie Evans was the accompanist.
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TOBDO AND ABERKENFIG. I MUSICAL SUCCESS.—We are pleased to learn of the success of Mies Corintha Eugene Street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Street, of Highbury Villa, Tondu, who has passed first class in the Intermediate Stage of the London College of Music Examination, at the early age of ten years. She is a pupil of Madame Jonos- Allen. A.L.C.M., Tondu. 6771
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1- NANTYFFYLLON I MUSIC SUCCESSES.—At a recent examin- ation of the London College of Music, held at Bridgend, the following pupils of Mrs. Hum- phreys, A.L.C.M., of Nantyffyllon, were suc- cessful in pianoforte playing:—Master Haydn Owens, Caerau (primary), pass; Miss Mary Evans, Bamardo Street (primary), pass; Miss Morfydd Powell (primary), first class; Miss Gwyneth Anthony (intermediate), first class; Master Percy John (intermediate), first class; Miss Morfydd Powell (elementary), first class honours. 6788 JERUSALEM C.M.—An entertainment was held at Jerusalem C.M. Church on Wednes- day last week. Thanks to the combined efforts of Miss Rachel Ann Davies, Mr. Moses Morgan, and the secretary, an excellent pro- gramme was provided. The meeting was pre- sided over by Mr. Benjain Thomas. Recita- tions were given by Misses Mary Thomas, Eiddwen Roderick, Morfydd Rees, Millie Stratton, May Williams, Maggie Lilian Thomas, Elsie Evans, Amy Hopkins, Dilys Hopkins, Melodia Evans, and Masters Philip Rees, Charles Eric Jenkins, and Mr. Benja- min Thomas. Solos were rendered by Misses Hughes, Elsie Evans, Morfydd Rees, Eliza- beth Jane Bevan, May John, Iris Hopkins, Eira Davies, Dorcas Hopkins, and Master Willie John. A duet was well rendered by Misses Aeronia Jones and Dilys Lloyd. A dialogue was given by "Morgan and his Wife," which created roars of laughter. The parts were respectively taken by Miss Rachel Ann Davies and Mr. Martin Edmunds. Se- lections were also given on the zonophone (kindly lent). The secretarial duties were carried out by Mr. Martin Edmunds. TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.— This church is just now celebrating its "ooming of age." Twenty-one years ago the late Mr. David Davies, Liverpool House, com- menced English services near the station, in an old building since demolished. To com- metnorate that event a sale of work has just been held. This was very successful, owing chiefly to a band of willing women, who put their whole hearts into their work. From this effort it is expected that R60 will be added to the church funds. In connection with the celebration, special services have been conducted by the Revs. W. D. 0. Jones and William Meek, former pastors. These services will be continued next Sunday. Like most churches, this cause has suffered much from the present war. About 50 of the con- gregation have joined the Army, and of these, four have laid down their lives for their coun- try. The latest of the heroes is Sergeant Elias Morgan, who met his death in Gallipoli while leading his men into action; and Driver I T. H. Williams, of the Glamorgan R.H.A., who met his death through an accident, and whose remains were laid to rest in Maesteg Cemetery last week. Sergt. Morgan was a noble, fearless soldier, and the splendid testi- mony to the character of Private T. H. Wil- liams, given to him by his commanding officer, will go a long way to comfort his relatives and friends in their bereavement.
PENCOED. MINjiltS' GENEROUS ACTION:—A fine example of generosity has been furnished by the miners employed at the South Rhondda Colliery. A short while ago representatives of Mr. Pearson visited the colliery on behalf of the latter's fund to the blind. The result of the appeal made was that the men decided to pay a levy of threepence a week for twelve weeks. In this way the contribution of the South Rhondda Collieries will amount to no less than £65. It is hardly necessary to point out the generous nature of the levy, when the circumstances of the present time are borne in mind, and the consequent fact of additional demands upon all classes towards various objects. SUDDEN DEATH OF MR. IDRI8 ED- WARDS:—We regret to have to announce the death with unexpected suddenness of Mr. Idris Edwards, of the Britannia Hotel. Mr. Edwards was out on Sunday afternoon, but was unwell in the evening. He was medically attended, and was found to be suffering from inflammation of the lungs. Shortly after mid-night, Tuesday, he passed away with startling suddenness. Mr. Edwards was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edwards, Bryn- teg Farm, but had made his home for the last seventeen years with his grandmother, Mrs. Griffiths, proprietors of the Britannia Hotel. FUNERAL.—The funeral took place on Thursday at Llanilid, of Miss James, of Cae- crwia. Farm. In spite of the inclemency of the weather there was a good attendance at the funeral. The service at Llanilid Church, and at the graveside was conducted by the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Jones. The chief mourners were: Mrs. Robotham (sister), Mr. and Mrs. Leyshon, Aberthin (sister and brother-in- law), Mr. David Lewis, Ogmore Vale (nephew) the Misses Gladys, Ethel, Lily, and Eliza- beth Lewis (nieces), Mr. J. Watkins (uncle), Mrs. David, Maesyderi (cousin), Mrs. T. Ed- wards, Brynteg (cousin), Mr. W. Davies, Pentrehowell (cousin), Mr. Stephen Davies, Bryngam (cousin), Mr. T. Edwards, Brynteg, Mr. W. David, Maesyderi, Mr. -J. H. Grif- fiths, Penylan; Mr. W. Pynvea, King's Head Hotel; Mr. J. H. Evans, Mr. E. Hopkins, Mr. David Griffiths, Mr. T. Griffiths, Britannia Hotel, and Mr. Idris Edwards (Britannia).
GIFT PARCELS for the TROOPS. For your Friendsit the Front, nothing is more appreciated than something good to eat lio-ne mething to vary the monotony of ordinary service rations "DOROTHY" TUCK BOXES. to\ 1Cae\^ni^-1iJ!f p;ff^^aCtQrT^ are just the thing. The contents kave been carefully selected to form a hon)e-like Gift for a Soldier or Sailor on ,,e rv especially durin- the summer months. e No tins s tto o noprif tnn nn o->tthv ing tI o spoil in transit. Everything of the best quality, securely packed and forwarded Carriage Paid to destination. No. 1 Parcel, "The Pride of Wales," contains the following good thines:— 2 lb. Territorial Cake (Almond Iced). i lb. Shortbread i lb. Real Galantine lIb. Swiss Roll g 12 Assorted Chocolate Cakes 6 Welsh Cakes i lb. Old fashion .C Bull's Eyes." k"F:J.ce Ss. Oct. canaplete. Including Postage to France, Belgium, Egypt, Mediterranean or British Isles Other Parcels: 3/6, 6/6 and 8/6 each. Owing to the volume of Orders we are receiving, please Order Early. ALL ORDERS SENT OUT IN ROTATION. R. WILLIAMS & SONS, (ON WAR OFFICE LIST) IDopothy eafe, M7* ESTECi. SPECIAL QUOTATIONS FOR QUANTITIES. All Remittances acknowledged and Date of Despatch given. Please state clearly Full Address, Regimental Number, Battalion or Regiment, Rank or Ship. Sergt. McNamara, 6th Dorsets, B.E.F., France. 25-8-15 Dear Sir,—I received parcel in good order. Many thanks. (Signed) P MeN amar S. Hawkins. No. 9812, 3rd Batt. Machine Gunner, B.E.F., France. 23-8-15. To Mr. Williams Dear Sir, Just a HSe trusting this may find you quite well as it leaves me at present. I must thank you ￼ much for the Box you sent me out, which I received yesterday (Sunday), which T think was a good assortment. It came as a great surprise to me to find t?t I had such a neaf box sent bu7of £ we are all ?P? out here when we receive anything frcm home, if it is onlv a few lines it cheers an one up you?now; especially where we are at present, nothing but sh?Is all around us. It wilt *?? a good job when this is all over, but if we could only get them on the mn, it would be a bad job for them, but their time as got to come one d-?y. Well Sir, I shall have to a close now, thanking you once again for the oarcel.-I remain, Yuurs Truly, S. Hawkins z, TeL P.O. No. 5. Established 1889. } Paul H. Watkins, i I 5 The well-known wholesale and retail Tobacconist of Maesteg 5 Has the largest stock and variety in J Town of Cigars, Cig4rettes, Tcbaccos, t Town of Cigars. Cigarettes, Tcbaccos, $ and Smokers' Requisites. and Smokers' Requisites ￼ ￼ ? .• ? Great Choice and Selection! I ? of Stationery. J ———————— 1* THE NEWSAGENT (FIVJ Ce!
BRYN. EISTEDDFOD.—An eisteddfod was held at the Mission Mall, Bryn, on Wednesday last week, under the auspices of the Bryn Recep- tion Committee. Dr. Scott, Bryn, presided. The oonductor was Mr. Richard Evans, Bryn, and the accompanists were Mr. T. Davies and Mrs. D. T. Walters. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr. W. J. Watkins, Maesteg; litera- ture, Rev. W. H. Williams, Bryn; ambulance, Dr. Soott. Awards:—Pianoforte solo: Sarah Jones. Children's solo (under 14): Katie Preece. Recitation: Divided between Bron- wen and Brinley Walters. Soprano solo: Annie Walters. Contralto solo: Winnie Stanford. Bass solo: 1. Andrew Allen; 2, Moses Thomas. Duet: Divided between Misses Mary Catherine Harry and Polly Davies and Messrs. Tom Price and Guy Brown. Recitation (adults): Mr. Wm. Marttel. Love-letter: Mr. Tom Davies. Champion solo: Mr. Joseph Marris. Ambu- lance competition: Mr. Alfred John Budge and "party. Mrs. D. T. Walters was pre- sented by Mr. T. Lougher, on behalf of the Bryn Male Voice Party, with a beautiful clock for her faithful services. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED by the CENTRAL GLAMOBGAW PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANT, XMD., at the GLAMORGAN GAZETTE" OFFICES, QCEUI STREET, BRIDGEND, GLAMORGAN. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 1913.