CONCERT AT CARMELT GLYN- CORRWG. A grand concert was held at the above place on Tuesday, for the benefit of Mr L. Pugh, a very promising pianist, who has been for the last few months under the able tuition of Miss HugheR Maesteg Collegiate School. The chairman (Mr E. Plummer) in his opening remarks, said that he was glad that they thought of a concert for such a worthy object, and hoped that Mr L. Pugh would be a great credit to Miss Hughes and her High School of Music. The vocal artistes acquitted themselves in a most creditable manner. The following is the programme Overture Mr L. Pugh Song-" The new Kingdom Miss K. Rogers Song—" Merch y Cadben ]}. Walters Glee—"Sleighing" Party (conducted by D Da vies, A.C.) Song. Miss Thomas, R.A.M. and R-C.M Song Mr D. Pugh Song. Mr Thomas Lewis Glee-" Hiraeth "Glee Society (conducted by Mr E. Davies Song-How willing Mr D. Lewis Song-" LJam y canadau Miss C. A. Jones Glee-" On the ramparts Glee Society f,?ng ,;••• Miss Thomas Chorus Gwanwyn "Glyncorrwg Choral Society A vote of thanks to the chairman and others, brought a successful concert to a close.
Election Addresses. Glamorgan County Council Election, 1895. TO THE ELECTORS OF MAESTEG URBAN DISTRICT. LADIES AND GEN'TT^MEN,— THE term of office for which you elected me -t- three year igo will terminate on the 4th proximo, and at aave been requested to again take the office, it affords me a pleasure to offer my services, and as we understand a contest is to be forced upon us, I beg to ask you again for your vote and confidence, which you have so kindly reposed in me for the past six years. I need not detail the honours which you have for many years past shewn me, and in return I can only say, that as I have laboured in your interests for sojmanv years, it will not only be my duty, but a labour of love, to render any aid that I can to further the interests of your important and increasing district. It may be of interest to yon to know that the number 01 attendances at the Council and various Committees and Meetings, during the past three years have been 85, of which I have attended 67. I am, your obedient Servant, JAMES BARROW. Maesteg, 18th Feb., 1S95. 1412 Glamorgan County Council. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE OGMORE DIVISION. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— THE second term for which you elected me to JtL represent your Division on the County Council will shortly expire, and I have been requested by an influential body of Electors to allow myself to be nominated, and after mature consideration, I have decided to offer my services for the third time. During the six years I have had the honour of representing the Division, I have conscientiously endeavoured to faithfully discharge the duties devolving upon me. I have been Chairman of the Asylum Farm Committee for two years, and have served on the Education Committee, the Sanitary Committee, and the Asylum Committee, the meetings of which I have regularly attended. Being a practical farmer, I am in full sympathy with the difficulties of agriculturists during the present depression, and will always, as I have in the past, give my best attention to all matters coming before the Council affecting this industry. My opinions on the various public questions are well known to you all, but I desire to emphasize the fact thatt am in entire sympathy with the Parish Councils' Act. I have always voted against the Election of Aldermen from outside the Council, being a firm believer in the direct representation of the people. Trusting that my conduct in the past has merited your further confidence, I beg to remain, Your Obedient Servant, 1415 EVAN EVANS. Glamorgan County Council Election, 1895. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE BRIDGEND DIVISION. 'LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— AT a large and Representative Meeting of th
a Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths (not ex- ceeding Twenty Words) are charged One Sltillitig and Sixpence for every additional Ten IFords or leas. DEATHS. WILLIAMS.—On February 22nd, at Usk Villa, Ewenny-road, Roy Clifford, the infant son of Morgan and Bertha Williams, aged 3 weeks. EVANs.-On February 16th, at Cefngla^Bridgeud, David Thomas, son of William H. Evans, plumber, aged 19 months. IN MEMORIAM. In loving memory of Edith Annie, the beloved child of David and Elizabeth Williams, of Newport, Mon., who died February 23rd, 1894. Not gone from memory, Not gone from love, But gone to her Father's home above. In ever loving memory of Margaret, the beloved wife of Charlie Hoare, Harris' Cottage, Pontrhydy- fea, who died 30th January, 1893. A light is from our fireside gone, A voice we loved is still'd; A place is vacant at our hearth, I> Which never can be fill'd— Great loss for her dear little children left behind.
LOCAL NEWS. CONGREGATIONAL CKUBCH.—Mr J. G. Jenkins has been appointed Secretary of this Church in suc- cession to the late Mr Edgar Da vies. FOOTBALL.—After the "ice interegnum" football is again with us, and next Saturday, Bridgend will try conclusions with Penygraig at Bridgend. The game should form an interesting one. Mr Frank Moon, the popular and energetic manager of the Bridgend Branch of the Metropolitan Bank, is now, we are glad to state, convalescent, and the best wishes for his speedy recovery are universal. Mr E. BEARD, of Coity-road, Bridgend, during the recent distress, gave a truck of coal to the poor. The coal was hauled free of charge by Mr J. Humphries, coal merchant, Coity-street Brid- gend. DRESSMAKING.—A boon to the inhabitants of Bridgend and neighbourhood. W. C. Edwards, Draper (opposite the Town-hall) Bridgend, is opening a Dressmaking Department, on the 20th. Fit and style at popular prices. Give him a trial. BOARD SCHOOL FBEE BBEAKFASTS.—Mr J. G Jen- kins wishes to acknowledge receipt of donations iu kind from Mr David (Adare-street) Mr J. W. Roberts, Mr F. W. Nicholls, Dr Thomas, and Mr Morgan David 4s. and Mr John Llewellyn (Coity- road) 5s. DARING TRAMPS.—An advertisement vehicle be. longing to Mr Hawkins, clothier, Dunraven Place, which contained goods, was this week seized by a number of tramps whilst on the Llanharran-road in charge of two young men. The tramps ran away with the horn which was in the posaessiou of the driver, but the cart was recovered." We notice that the last day of Mr Hawkin's out- fitter. Bridgend, great clearance sale is to-morrow Saturday, Mr Hawkins has caused a revolution in the clothing trade in Bridgend, and he is the only in the immediate district who has really offered bargains in the true sense of the word to the general public. His styles are of newest modern tvpe and persons visiting his shop can be sure of getting a good thing at the lowest possible price con- sistent with so little profit as possible. To have dealings with him is to ignore in the future all others in his line and we would advise all pur- chasers to at once go to his shop and avail them- selves of the bargain, now offered.
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BRIDGEND. MR POWELL'S CANDIDATURE. FIRST PUBLIC MEETING. The first public meeting in connection with the County Council Election for the Bridgend Division came off on Wednesday evening at the Town-hall, in support of Mr William Powell's candidature. The hall was crowded, and the proceedings throughout were of an enthusiastic nature, Mr Powell's appearance on the platform being the signal for a great outburst of cheeiing. County Councillor T. J. Hughes presided, being supported on the platform by a great array of prominent Liberals. Mr E. Waddington, of Cardiff, was present. The Chairman, at the outset of his opening speech, after deprecating the introduction of per- sonalities, proceeded to justify the introduction of politics into the present County Council Election. They, as Liberals, took exactly the same standpoint now as they did three years ago. What about the other side ? He remembered how loud the orators on the other side were three years ago in denouncing the introduction of politics. But where were they to be found to-day ? (laughter and cheers). If it was right in 1892 to eschew politics, why it was equally right to-day (applause). If, on the other hand, the Liberals were right in 1892 and the Con- servatives wrong-why" We welcome them to our side" (laughter, and applause). What was the reason for this change of front-why had the Conservatives turned their backs upon their convic- tions of three years ago ? He guessed the reason was that unless the Conservatives could be induced to adopt Mr McGaul as the Conservative candidate, there was a very fair chance of Mr Randall boating C, him (cheers). Mr McGaul laughed, and well he might, for he was one of those who turned Mr Randall out (renewed cheers). Conservatives had told him (Mr Hughes) -gentlemen who were in the town before they heard of Mr McGaul-that they did not wish to be dragged in the car of Mr McGaul's chariot (cheers.and Mr McGaul Dread- ful.") Mr McGaul was reported to have said that 18 months ago, when Mr Edwin Price left the district, Mr Stockwood was asked to be the prospec- tive Conservative candidate. Mr Stockwood de- elined" And at the request of Mr Edwin Price" said Mr McGaul I undertook to do so (laughter)." He (Mr Hughes) could scarcely believe that such an astounding statement could be true, but a prominent Conservative had admitted the incident to him (Mr Hughes) with the exception of the word "Conservative." But even if that word were out, the effect would be that Mr McGaul was asked by Mr Price, the Independent candidate of three years ago, who was carried triumphantly to the Conservative Club after the poll, when Mr McGaul was good enough to sug- gest that all Radicals should be cremated (laughter). There were gentlemen with whom they differed. politically and for whose opinions they had the greatest respect, but a gentleman who used that expression immediately on the return of a so-called Indepen- dent candidate, when public feeling was high,was a man on whose judgment, common sense and courtesy they could not possibly rely (loud cheers). Now, if Mr McGaul was selected 18 months ago as an Independent, how was it that it was Mr Price, a Conservative, who asked him, that it was Mr Stockwood, the most prominent Conservative in South Glamorgan, was the gentleman asked before him for an Independent candidate meant the town candidate, and he (Mr Hughee) and other Liberals should have as much voice in the selection as anybody else (loud cheers). And yet, forsooth politics had nothing to do with it. How do you really like it?" he would like to ask the Conservative party (laughter and cheers). Mr Hughes proceeded to justify the introduction of politics on three grounds. (1) the recent Act passed by a Liberal Government should be admin- istered by Liberal County Councils; (2) the County Council would have to petition in favour of Welsh Disestablishment (as all the great Irish bodies did before they had Irish Disestablish- went) and (3) they were on the eve of the settlement of the great land question in Wales (applause). Passing on Mr Hughes eaid they happened to have other men in Bridgend who were capable of filling public offices besides Mr McGaul. Whether Mr Powell's principles were right or wrong they were deep-rooted and he stuck to them (cheers). How about Mr McGaul's principles? (laughter). Mr McGaul was a member of the Wesleyan Church—a church which was free from the trammels of a State establishment; but he found Mr McGaul on a Church Defence platform. Nonconformists bad had enough to put up with at the hands of the Tory party, who had opposed their occupying public offices and taking degrees at universities. Yet Mr McGaul was a Nonconformist and a strong Tory. Therefore, he was not a man of deep-rooted convictions (applause). He was a political chameleon (laughter). Mr Hughes concluded:—I should like to put it to Churchmen How do you like the Nonconformist candidate ? to Nonconformists "How do you like the Church Defence candi- date?" to teetotalers "How do you like the compensation candidate?" and to the licensed victuallers How do you like the teetotal candi- date ? (laughter and loud cheers.)" THE CANDIDATE on rising to address the meeting was enthusiasti- cally received. After a few introductory ob- servations, he expressed a hope that there would an avoidance of personalities, and that Mr McGaul and himself would cpntinue good friends. Mr Powell proceeded to say that certain reflections had been cast upon him which he could con- fidently say did not come from Mr McGaul. With regard to the handbills, he had nothing to do with them, they were dealt with by his committee. He was charged also with refusing to contribute to the relief fund until bo was nominated. That was untrue—for he gave the donation before he had any intention of coming forward (applause). To his (Mr Powell's) supporters he would say—let the truth be strictly adhered to, whatever the issue might be (applause). Proceeding he said he was not self-nominated (loud cheers). He stood at the unanimous request of a large number of the electors. He had not accepted the position rashly, but thought it well over. lie was perfectly conscious of the important position he had to fill. He did not claim to have any special qualifications, such as no other townsman pos- sessed but he placed his services at their dis- posal, and it was for them to say whether he was a fit and proper person to represent them (applause). Passing on Mr Powell said he could bear testimony to the good work the County Council had done. He instanced the improve- ment of the roads-the Council had pulled down the hills and raised up the valleys (applause). He advocated the extension of the Council's powers in regard to several matters which they could deal very much more efficiently with than they did at present-such a3 the purchase of land for public purposes. That power should be vested in the County Council (applause). Taking seriatim the items of policy set forth in his hand- bill, Mr Powell, dealing with the first-the control of the police by the County Council-said this was fair acd reasonable. They bad to pay and ought to have the control. The Cardiff and Swansea Town Councils had the control of their own police and why not the County Council ? (hear hear, and cheers). The next point was. the taxation of ground rents (cheers). He did not see why land- owners, who were receiving thousands of pounds directly from the labours of the working classes, should not contribute towards the rates and taxes of the country. They knew these things weighed very heavily upon some of them, and possibly this matter was felt miite as much in Bridgend as in other places; and it was but fair that landlords should pay their quota towards the rates (applause). Then he was in favour of the payment of Trades Union rate of wages (applause). Trades Union Organisations had done a great deal for the working classes; and it was only fair and right that they should have full return for their labour (hear, hear). It was only fair that the working classes should organise. It ought not to be necessary—men's sense of justice and cf right should impel every employer to give their workmen what was reason able and right. He was strongly opposed to sub-con- tracting (cheers). He thought the sweating tystem of to-day was very much due to this (hear, hear). It was when contracts were let and sub-let that the ■ k ■, i i,. men were ecrewed down and tyrannised over. Alluding to religious equality, Mr Powell said he I thought if there should be equality in anything it should be in religious matters Coercion was certainly I incongruous in mattets religious (cheers). The County Council would soon have under their con- sideration the question of rfeeognising the claims and the rights of Nonconformist nMnisters to officiate in the Asylum. He should make the right imperative (cheers). He did not think that Nonconformist ministers should be satisfied with simply being tolerated there (hear, hear). When they visited the place they should feel that they had an equal right with any other body to officiate in their own way and at their own time (cheers). They merely de- manded equality, for the time bad gone by when there should be any disability in this direction (cheers). Why should they suffer any civil or religious inequalities ? It was full time they were over (applause). Proceeding, Mr Powell said a man could never allude to himself with good grace, and, as he was in his present position, he might be per- mitted to do so. If elected, he thought he might be of some service because of his experience with the House Committee of the Asylum. A large amouut of money was expended on provisions, corn, &c., and his experience in that direction might be a help, and, possibly, a saving (applause). There was also a Farm Committee, and having been brought up on a farm, and been in close touch with farmers all his life, his experience in that connection might also be of some service (hear, hear). Then he was a Welshman—(loud cheers)—and spoke Welsh (renewed cheers). He had no inclInation for one moment to cry Wales for the Welsh," but there were members on the County Council even who could express themselves more freely in Welsh than in English. Fcr the post of a County Coun- cillor he considered they should have men of unimpeachable character—(bear, hear)-aud he thought that during the time he had lived in Bridgend no one could reflect upon him (appl&use). Alluding to his opponent, Mr Powell said there was one thing that appeared to him very noticeable in Mr McGaul's character. He seemed to have no respect for the claims and for the opinions of others (hear, hear, and cheers). Woe be to the man who dares to cross his path" (laughter, and applause). He reminded him (Mr Powell) of the Irishman at Donnybrook lair "When you see a head hit it" (laughter). He was like the champion of the Philistines (renewed laughter, and applause). Mr Powell concluded by thanking the audience for their kind attention, and resumed his seat amid loud cheerinar. Written questions were then handed up by Mr S. H. Stockwood, Mr Grant, Mr Bradshaw, and Mr Hodder. The gist of the questions may be gathered from the replies which in effect were The committee was responsible for the printing of the handbills he did not wish it to be under- stood that he was the only man who had reduced the price of provisions he was quite prepared to act on the Relief Committee before he was brought out as a candidate, but had been given no opportunity he was not appointed on a com- mittee for selecting a site in the cemetery for Catholics; he did not, when on the Board, vote against the hauliers having a rise in wages. Mr Powell was asued if he had not risen the rents of his Mackworth-street houses from 4s 6d to 5s 6d per week, and the Chairman read a letter from a tenant refuting the allegation. The Chairman said the reason why the handbills were sent out was because he found on going round canvassing that the people thought it was Mr McGaul who had sent out the relief tickets. (" Shame and cheers). Mr Jacob Jenkins then ascended the platform amid vociferous cheering, and some hisses. It had been said, he remarked, that he dare not appear on that platform. Well, he was there, ana he thought he had as much right to be there as any man in the to rn. (Cheers). He was one of the heaviest ratepayers, and employed more workmen than any other man. (Applause). During the past three years he had paid £ 16,000 in wages. He was uot there on political grounds; as long as an Independent was in the field he was going with him; he did not support Mr McGaul on account of politics; he supported whom he considered the best man. (Cheers). Why should Mr McGaul monopolise every seat of honour ? (Lond applause.) Surely they must not let it be said that there was only one man in the town to do everything. Let other people have a chance as well as himself. (Applause). It was said when the North Pole would be found there would be a Scotchman there he believed that gentleman would be Mr McGaul. (Laughter). He wan always at the pole-(laughter) -but he (Mr Jenkins) was quite willing for him to go to the pole, if he would let Mr Powell go to the County Council. (Loud applause). He concluded by moving a resolution expressing the opinion that Mr Powell was a fit and proper person to represent the division on the County Council, and pledging the meeting to use all legitimate means to secure his triumphant return. (Loud cheers). District Councillor T. W. Owen, who was well received, seconded. He supported Mr Powell because he was (1) a Welshman; (2) in full sympathy with working-men, and would vote at all times for the people; and (3) he was a leading tradesman, quite equal to any other man. (Ap- plause.) Working-men should remember that the Liberal party gave them the vote. (Cheers ) The Chairman then put the resolution, which was carried with about half-a-dozen dissentients amid enthusiasm. At this stage Mr Waddington rose, in the body of the hall, to a point of order." The Chairman replied it was not for Mr Wadding- ton to come there and tell them how to behave themselves (applause). District Councillor George Bevan proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman in a violent speech. He asserted that Mr McGaul had called Mr Randall a nincompoop," whereupon Mr McGaul jumped up and said it was not true. The Chairman We have a witness (cheers). Mr Bevan, resuming, proceeded to condemn Mr McGaul and his past action in wholesale fashion." This brought up Mr S. H. Stockwood, who appealed to the Chair- man to use his influence. The Chairman repned that the other side had sent up a scandalous and a scurrilous question Mr Bevan continued to hurl forth fierce denun- ciations against Mr McGaul with increasing warmth, and described him as a Shon bob ochor." Mr Edward Preece seconded the motion which was heartily carried. The Chairman replied, and read a letter from Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P., who expressed his pleasure that the Liberal Party were fighting the seat on progressive lines, and wished Mr Powell success. Mr John Davies, Brecknock Villa, also wrote expressing regret at being unable to attend, and the Chairman added his regret at the unavoidable absence of Councillnr John Jenkins, J P. On the suggestion of Mr Stockwood, the meeting showed its sense of the loss sustained by the death of Lord Aberdare in the usual orthodox fashion.
MR. MC'GAUL'S MEETING LAST NIGHT. Last (Thursday) evening the Town Hall was again packed to overflowing, every inch of room being occupied-the occasion being Mr McGaul's first public meeting Mr Oliver Sheppard presided, and on the platform were (besides the candidate) Mr S. H. Stockwood, and a great number of prrminent Conservatives. A tremendous volley of cheering went up as Mr McGaul stepped on to t .be platform. The Chairman, at the outset, moved a vote of con- dolence with Lady Aberdare and family, iind the audience rose with heads uncovered. Proceeding, the Chairman said owing to the action co: Íi" Radical party the election was to be fought; political lines. The Radical party, in their w.sdom, had decided that the town should be relt by a party politician rather than by a man • lected on his merits. They had thrown down the iraimtlet, the Conservative party had taken it up (clu-ers'. The Chairman acknowledged the handsome ay in which Mr Randall had withdrawn, and said tii >se people who were against the introduction of p ttms should now support Mr McGaul as the bes; candidate (applause). The Chairman eulogised Mr McGaul as a public man, and said he headed (he poll at the recent election, whilst Mr Powell was very good way down (laughter and cheers). Mr Hughes had written to him (the chairman) askii^ h; u to adopt tbe same procedure in the conducting < f1 lie meeting as he (Mr Hughes) had done, but he (th- chairman) thought people should be allowed to "ut questions —proper questions—without having to the trouble of writing them down (cheers). He then called upon MR. McGAUL, who was enthusiastically received. Having divested himself of his overcoat. Mr McGaul said he had never had the pleasure of addressing such a meeting before. (Cheers). He was going to try and hit above the. belt. (Applause). He wished tiiey could have less bickerings and less enmities Why the world political strife shculd be carried to such heights of enmity since he had come to Wales it took the life out of him. (Laughter and cheers). He had got some dear friends among the Radical party at Bridgend. (Hear. hear). But why oould JL not they be at Bridgend the same as they were at Birkenbead ? (Heaf, hear.) Why shonld not he have a right to say that he was a Conservative, aud the Liberals a right to say that they were Liberals ? (Applause). He respected a man who stood by his principles. (Cheers.) Now he was a candidate for the County Council-they understood that. (Loud cheers ) Although be had been relegated to the North Pole he said I shall be at the top of it, and hope to fight by fair means." (Hear, hear). He had been told that he had done nothing for the town. ("Quite right.") Bridgend people were not such fools as that gentleman made out. (Laughter and bear, hear.) He was going to defend himself against some of the most scurrilous remarks that had ever been poured on him since he was a public man. Mr Hughes taunted him with being-he didn't know what. Mr Hughes knew what he was. He had stood by his side at the Local Board, and how could he stand comfortable in the chair when he (Mr McGaul) was so much traduced ? Well, he bore it—his skin was getting pretty thick. It was very easy to see how he (Mr McGaul) had been approached with regard to the County Council election-they had to wait for some time for an op- portunity of putting the candidate before the electors Some ticie ago he was deputed to go with the Surveyor to Cardiff to see the ttoad Committee to see if they could get any alleviation from the main road charges, and Mr Hughes then said to him You had better go to see what kind of com- mittee it is before you get on the County Council (Applause.) Tbe bill was pulled down by f)3. Lately he asked Mr Hughes, "Are you going to fight this election on party lines r" Mr Hughes replied, I don't know; if we don't, I am hands down for you either on the platform or on committee to fight Mr John Randall." (hear hear). Mr Hughes affected great astonishment that any Nonconformist could be a Conservative— but those who said that could not have ever ven- tured co beyond the border." At his Wesleyan Chapel at Birkenhead, there were as many-if not more-Conservatives than Liberals (applause). Even if they were in the minority there they were not persecuted as he had been in his chapel at Bridgend. No Tory will ever go to heaven they seemed to say at Bridgend (laughter). Referring to Mr Powell, the speaker said he did him (Mr McGaul) the honour, on the occasion of the late election to come and stand by him on that platform while he (Mr McGaul) justified his character and conduct ("Right"). That was to his credit (hear hear). Mr Powell and he always treated each other with respect on the Board. Mr Powell said he (Mr McGaul) was Goliath. Well Mr Powell would make a fine little shepherd boy (loud laughter and cheers). He was sorry to see the small bill, for "the hands were the hands of Esau but the voice was Jacob's (laughter). With reference to the "bill"—it was not in Mr Powell to advertise himself in that way. and he gave him credit for saying that he hadn't anything to d« with it (applause). It was bis ardent supporters that did Mr Powell harm (laughter). Dealing with the "Cemetery Roman Catholic incident" Mr McGaul said Mr Powell must have forgotten about that, for the committee met, and selected the site, and why the answer was not sent back to Father Rathe he did not know. He would now refer to Jacob Jenkins (applause). Mr Jenkins said he supported Mr Powell because he (Mr McGaul) had all the honours there were to be had in the town Last year Mr Powell was on the Local Board and the School Board so WtlS he (Mr McGaul). Mr Jenkins did a little bit of advertising for himself by telling them how much wages he paid. It was by him and others like him that the trade of Bridgend was helped (hear hear). Mr Jenkins went from party to party. Mr Jenkins told him be was going to fight for Mr Randall, then, after Mr Randall had withdrawn he (Mr McGaul) thought he would fight for him. But no, he had gone to the other party, and be was not trusted by that party (cries of shame" and withdraw"). Oh yes, he came to the Conserva- tive Club (laughter). What did Mr Jenkins do for the Union men ? He sacked some of them because they did not belong to the Union (a voice So did you," and cheers). No, he did not (applause). [Mr Lewis Edwards here made a remark]. Mr Edwards (said Mr McGaul) would have the chance of asking him that question (applause). With reference to the charge made by him iq. connection with a cer- tain arbitration, he said the Board paid hi? bill without demur and without taxation (cheers). The right-of-way to the river was there yet, and had been used only last week by the many skaters (hear, hear). So far as losing his seat on the old Board was concerned, he let Lewis, the haulier, have his horse and cart for two days at seven shillings per day. He resigned his seat, and the result was that the electors returned him again with a large majority (cheers). He denied absolutely that he had ever called Mr John Randall a "nin- eoompoop." [Mr Lewis Edwards I heard you.] His word was as good as Mr Edwards' every day (loud cheers) -and he repeated that he had never made use of the term. Mr Bevan said he (the speaker) was not good enough to tie the shoes of Mr Randall. Mr Tom Hughes, on the other hand, said he was fit to fight Mr Randall over the County Council Election (laughter and cheers.) With regard to the old fire engine, he repudiated the state- ment of Mr Bevan that he bad taken it for his own purposes. He hai been accused of for- warding his candidature by giving out relief tickets. He was ashamed that such a question had been imported into the election (cheers). There was no one else in Bridgend with brass on his face to go round and collect tho money he had collected (laughter and cheers). After referring to the great interest he had taken in the Technical Instruction Classes, he said his opponent had taunted him with being unable to talk Welsh. He owned that he could not—neither could County Councillor Tom Hughes (laughter) and surely it was more to the dis- credit of a Welshman that he could not speak the language of his country than it was to an old Scotchman (laughter). In concluding an able and forcible speech, the candidate said that if he had not fulfilled the duties imposed upon him, then it would have been the time to drop him, but seeing that he had faithfully discharged the duties put upon him, why should that debar him from seeking another (chcers). He claimed that he could look after the interests of the town better than could his Radical opponent. Questions being invited, Mr Lewis Edwards asked whether Mr McGaul was in favour of Welsh Disestablishment. Mr McGaul' I hardly know why you should call it Welsh. No (cheers). Mr Perkins asked whether it was not a fact that Mr McGaul had dismissed a trade unionist from his employ for asking a blackleg for his ticket. Mr McGaul: No. It is a pity such a thing is brought up. The man committed an error, and acknowledged it, and has since been reinstated, and has worked for me since. Mr Lewis Edwards Does Mr McGaul still say that he did aot call Mr Randall a nincompoop? Mr McGaul: I did not. My word is better than that of Mr Lewis Edwards (loud cheers). Mr Lewis Edwards: What special services has Mr McGaul rendered the town ? The Chairman I think Mr McGaul has answered that question most thoroughly in his address to- night (cheers). Mr Lewis Edwards Is it a fact tha.t Mr McGaul has been asked to sever his connection with the religious body with which he is now connected ? The Chairman I rule that question out of order. It is a most unfair and impertinent question (loud cheers). Mr McGaul I will answer it. No (cheers). Mr S. H. Stockwood proposed a vote of confidence in Mr McGaul as being the best representative for the town. In doing so, he commented severely on the remarks made at the previous evening's meeting, and a full report of his speech will appear in another form next week. Mr E. Waddington, the Conservative agent for Cardiff, followed with an effective speech, but the late hour at which it was delivered also compels us to bold it over. Mr Lloyd Evans, Conservative agent for Mid- Glamorgan, then addressed the meeting in Welsh, and made a stirring speech in favour of the Grand old man of Bridgend," as he described Mr McGaul. Mr Morgan Stradling proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman for presiding. This was seconded by Mr Goulden and carried unanimously. The Chairman having replied, the meeting terminated with cheers for Mr McGaul. OGMORE. During the past week Mr Nicholl has been prosecuting his candidature with energy, having addressed public meetings at St Brides, Ewenny. Wick, Cornelly, and Lalestou \t meeting Mr H O. Irvine presided, and there wis a good atteudanc-e including Rrv T. Edward- F. C. Williams, Mr Robert J. Lloyd, and Mr W. Hopkin. The candidate dwelt on the extravagant expenditure of the County Council during the past three years, and promised, if elected, to go in for economy. A resolution in support of Mr Nicholl's candidature was moved by Parish Councillor John Hopkin, seconded by Mr Llewellyn Yorath, and carried unanimously. On the following night a meeting was held at Wick. Mr J. J. Evans (Broughton Court), presided, and among those present were Rev G. J. Rosser, Messrs W. Pritchard, Rees Lewis, and Robert J. Lloyd. Mr Nicholl having spoken, a resolution in his favour was Rees Lewis, and Robert J. Lloyd. Mr Nicholl having spoken, a resolution in his favour was moved by Mr Chas. Phillips, seconded by Mr Wm. Howell, and carried. On Monday night Mr Nicholl was at Ewenny, Colonel Turbervill presiding. Tbe usual vote of confidence was carried with only one dissentient. usual vote of confidence was carried with only one dissentient. :10- #
THE NOMINATIONS. In the County of Glamorgan the day of nominations was fixed for Monday, and the day of withdrawals for yesterday (Thursday). The election takes place next Monday. Mr R. C Griffiths, the deputy returning officer of the divisions of Bridgend, Ogmore, Newcastle, and Coity, received the nominations at his office, at Bridgend, up to four o'clock, on Monday after noon, as follows :— BRIDGEXD. McGAUL, WILLIAM, Quarella House, Bridgend, Quarry Owner and Contractor. Proposed by Thomas Stockwood, solicitor; seconded by Robert Price, The Tannery usseutoru Oliver Sheppard, New Fouudry Wilfred Bradshaw, manager. Foundry; Robert Lucas, John Barber, painter and decorator Thomas C. Forrester, draper; Alban Morgan, butcher; George James, sen., retired contractor Arthur Phiilips, coachbuilder. Proposed by William Riley, timber merchant; seconded by Robert Evans, auctioneer; asseutors— John Schwabb, watchmaker Frank Bartiett. gents' outfitter; David Llewellyn, builder; JohnMcKensie, draper Henry Goulden, miller John Lane, plumber; John Hardwick Price, The Tannery; William E. Lewis, solicitor, high bailiff. Proposed by Edward Jenkins, surveyor; seconded by George F. Lambert, architect and surveyor assentors—Thomas Davies, printer Adolph Karle, watchmaker Robert Dyer, printer George Moore. mason Ambrose D. Webber, traffic agent; Edward George Townsend, Aberthaw Lime Works Walter E. Purtield, solicitor's cashier James Brown, carpenter.. Proposed by George E. Davies, confectioner; seconded by William Jones, plasterer; assentors— John Grant, draper James E. Thomas, painter and decorator Griffith David, carpenter; Joseph Gibbe, printer; William Loosemore, labourer; Samuel Henry Stockwood, solicitor; Richard Evans, sawyer; Llewellyn David, contractor. POWELL, WILLIAM, Grocer and Provision Merchant, Rotunda Buildings, Bridgend. Proposed by George Bevan, foreman seconded by Edward Rich, plasteier asseutors-Cha.rlea Sefton, painter W. C. Edwards, draper Benjamin Griffiths, chemist; Enoch Rees Jones, licensed victualler; Rees Emlyn Jones, outfitter; John Adams, draper; John Evans, newspaper proprietor; William Stradling, grocer. Proposed by Jacob Jenkins, contractor and timber merchant; seconded by Daniel Herbert Lloyd, provision merchant; assentors — Thomas John Hughes, solicitor William Francis, coutrac- tor; Robert Roberts, grocer Herbert Woodward* confectioner; William Jones Lewis, draper; John Lewis, saddler Edward David, sen., mason. Proposed by Thomas W. Owen. haulier seconded by Thomas Brown, carpenter fssentors-LewiB Edward, grocer; Thomas Davies, insurance agent William Perkins, mason William Gregory, plasterer David Williams, stationer; Alfred Whitechurch, quarry man William Simmonds, contractor, (This paper was rejected on the ground that the number on the Register corresponding to the name of the seconder was not correctly set forth). Proposed by John Davies, gentleman seconded by Edward Preece, contractor assentors—Morgan David, butcher William Oscar Owens, minister of the Gospel; Elizabeth Cole, widow George James, minister of the Gospel; John S. John, minister of the Gospel; William John, minister of the Gospel; Thomas Boulter fruiterer; John Brown, ironmonger. (This paper was handed in after the time stated for receipt of nominations, and the Deputy Returning Officer could not therefore accept it).
OGMORE. EVANS, EVAN, retired Farmer, Porthcawl. Proposed by John Grace, Porthcawl; seconded by Thomas James, Porthcawl; asssentcrs—William Burnell, Porthcawl Arthur James, Porthcawl; David Rees, Porthcawl; John Palmer; Thomas Langdon, Porthcawl John Nicholls, Porthcawl; Abraham Rees, Porthcawl; Isaac Prescott, Porth- cawl. Proposed by Henry B. Comley, Porthcawl; seconded by Griffith Griffiths, Porthcawl; assenten -W. H. Clatworthy, Porthcawl; Evan Ash; Anthony Lewis, Porthcawl Henry Thomas, Porthcawl Samuel Lewis, Porthcawl; J. Howe, Porthcawl; F. Rowe, Porthcawl. Proposed by Thomas Lewis, Porthcawl; seconded by Evan Rees, Porthcawl; assentors—Robert Chine, Porthcawl; Rebecca Thomas. Porthcawl; W. M. Jones, Porthcawl; Jenkin Morgan David Bradford James, Porthcawl; Jenkin John, Porthcawl; Robert Howell, Porthcawl, Peter John, Porthcawl. NICHOLL, JOHN fLTYD DILLWYN, Merthyr- mawr House, Bridgend. Proposed by Thomas Wilson, Manor Farm, New- ton seconded by F. H. Wilson, Shortlands, Not- tage assentors—William Jones David, New-road, Porthcawl; Francis Rogers 6, Well-street, Porth- cawl John Elias (junior), Penyrheol, Tythegston; William Thomas, West Farm, Nottage Oliver James Brook, John-street, Porthcawl George Sheppard, Torrington Cottage, Porthcawl; Charles James, Glanymor, Porthcawl; James Pearce (sen.). 1, Well-street, Pofthcawl. Proposed by J. Powell Edwards, Edwards-place, Pyle seconded by William Morgan. Marias House, Pyle assentors—Rees Thomas, The Hall, Cornelly Rees Williams, Parcnewydd Farm, Newton Wm. Francis, Laleston Charles Stenner, Laleston; David Thomas, Tytalwyn, Laleston D. Jenkins, Kenfig; Hopkin Howells, Penymynydd, Kenfig Edward Jones, Cliff Cottage, Laleston. Proposed by Henry Oliphant Jones, The Link, Southerndown; seconded by James Davies, Ewenny assentors—J. Bassett Wavman, Brocastle, Eweony John Williams, Home Farm, Merthyr- mawr; Llew Yorath, Tynycaiau Farm, St. Brides; Rees Lewis, Set View, Wick; Robert J. Lloyd, Fox and Hounds" Inn, St Brides Charles Phillips, Sycamore House, Wick; William Rees. Ogmore Farm, Ogmore John Hopkin, Gopat HilL St. Brides.
NEWCASTLE. HUGHES, THOMAS JOHN, Solicitor, Lynwood, Bridgend. Proposed by John Boyd Harvey, seconded by William John Richards; assentors—John Williams, William Smith Williams, Michael Moloney, David Price Thomas, David Daniels, William Richards John Salter. Proposed by Henry James Saunders, seconded by Evan Matthews. Proposed by John Williams, seconded by Rees Rees. (NO CONTEST).
COITY. HOWELL, WILLIAM, Farmer, Pencoed. Proposed by William Evans, seconded by Stephen Jones assentors—G. Symmons, John Kay, William Watkins, William John, Isaiah John, William Thomas, Thomas Jones, Edward Lewis. (NO CONTEST).
MAESTEG. There will be a contest here, the candidates being Mr Jenkin Jones (Liberal and Nonconformist), and Mr James Barrow (Liberal and Churchman). We append nomination details:— JONES, JENKIN, Coegnant House, Colliery Manager. Proposed by Zachariah Jenkins, seconded by Hopkin Thomas; assentors—Thomas Jones, John Davies, John Day, Edward J. Davies, Thomas Hopkins, Henry T. Merriman, Henry William James, Ernest Perkins. Proposed by William Isaac, seconded by Joshua Williams assentors — Edward Harding, David Rees, David Jacob, Henry Bowen, Kdwara Gilbert Thomas Rees. Edward Rees. James Williams. -Proposed by John C. Williams, seconded by D. Christmas Howells IUlsentors David Roberts, Jeukin Davies, G S. Morris, David Jones. EvaL. Thomas, David W. Evans, James Davies. BARROW, JAMES, Mining Engineer. Proposed by Thomas B. Boucher, seconded by Zachariah Jones assentors—Anthony L. Powell, David Evans, Thomas Thomas, David Jones, Wm Richards, Wm E. Hopkin, Henry Gottage. Proposed by Wm Jones, seconded by Morgan H.)welle assentors — Frank Williams, Richard Thomas, Gothwyn Williams, John Rees, George Davies, Charles Davies. Bees D. Evans, L. Treharne. Proposed by Wm Hopkin Thomas, seconded by Thomas Rees assentors—Thomas Lewis, Richara Thomas, Wm T. Cole, James Isaac, James Hawkes, \V. Absalom, Edwin Herde, Thomas Thomas. Proposed by John Howell, seconded by John Watte; assentors—Morgan Jonee Rees, Isaac Jenkias, William Morgan, David Thomas, Henry Davies, Albert Hodges, Henry Gottage.