THE POSITION OF MR. T. CORY. RESIGNATION AS CO-LIQUIDATOR. As there are a good many people in the district through which the Glamorgan Gazette circulates who are deeply interested in the affairs of the National Bank of Wales, the following report, which we take from the Echo, may be of interest The affairs of the National Bank of Wales, in connection with which institution sensational revelations were made a shorb time ago, have assumed a fresh development in the resignation of Mr T. Cory, chairman of the company, as joint liquidator, and the proposal to appoint Mr C. E Dovey, C.A., Cardiff, as sole liquidator. It will be remembered that at the meeting of shareholders held in Cardiff on January 24th, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:- That this meeting recommends the liquidators and committee to take such action as they may think necessary against the diroctors of the bank, and also certain past directors and other officials of the bank for the recovery of such moneys as they can be found to be legally liable for. It is owing to this resolution that Mr Cory deems it desirable to relinquish his position as liquidator. It WM in answer to Mr W. Griffiths (Th3 Hayes, Cardiff) that Mr C. E. Dovey, the chairman of the shareholders' meeting on the 24th ult., made the announcement that Mr Cory's liability to the bank was then very small—about £ 2,000—he having refunded £ 10,000. Mr Cory has addressed a letter to the shareholders, dated February 23rd, in which he says :—" The resolution passed at the recent meeting of shareholders makes it necessary for me, in your interest, to resign my position as liquidator. I have less hesitation in doing this, because, although throughout the liquidation I have appeared as liquidator, practically the whole of tha work has been done by Mr Dovey. In notifying to you that I resign my position as liquidator, I feel it my duty to tell you that I can. speak in the highest terms of the manner in which Mr Dovey has done his work as liquidator. No one, in my opinion, could have better attended to your interests throughout the liquidation than he has. I have told Mr Dovey that although I feel it necessary to resign my position as liquidator, I shall be prepared throughout the liquidation to give him the fullest information and assistance in my power." In consequence of the foregoing intimation, notices have been issued calling an extraordinary general meeting of the National Bank of Wales for Tuesday, the 12th inst, at 12 noon, in the Park Hall, Cardiff, for the purpose of considering, and, if deemed expedient, accepting the resigna- tion of Mr Thomas Cory, one of the liquidators of the said Bank, and passing the following extraordinary resolution :—" That the resigna- tion of Mr Thomas Cory, one of the liquida- tors of the National Bank of Wales, Limited, be accepted, and that the vacancy caused in the appointment of liquidators be filled up by the appointment of Charles Edwin Dovey, of Cardiff, chartered accountant, as the sole liquidator of the said Bank." The commmittee, who were appointed on August 10th, 1893, to assist in the realisation of the assets of the bank, and consisting of Mr W. W. Jones, shipowner, Cardiff: Mr D. H. Lloyd, Brid- gend Mr John Thomas, Tonypandy Mr John Davies .retired bank manager, Carnarvon and Mr J. E. Roberts, Upper Bangor, have addressed the following circular to shareholders, enclosing a form of proxy :—" Mr Thomas Cory having re- signed his position as one of the liquidators of the National Bank of Wales, Limited, we desire to make it known that in our opinion no advantage can accrue to the shareholders by appointing another liquidator in his place. Mr Dovey enjoys our full confidence, and as the meeting to be held on the 19th March will be purely formaii and no business other than that referring to Mr Thomas Cory's resignation will be transacted, we shall be glad, if you do :not intend to be present, if you will sign and return the enclosed proxy authorising us to vote for Mr Dovey as sole liquidator.
FORTHCOMING PRESENTATION TO MR R. T. BASSETT. On Tuesday next ab the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge the tenant farmers resident within the limits of the above hunt, will present Mr R. T. Bassett, C.C., of Crossways, with an address asking him to reconsider his determination to give up the mastership of the hounds. All subscribers to the hounds, and landowners whose property is hunted over, are especially invited to be present. It is stated that if Mr Bassett consents to retain the mastership of the pack, he will set forth a certain condition of the utmost importance, which he will explain to the meeting, and which it will be desirable to fully discuss and adopt by those interested.
TRIENNIAL ELECTION- The election for members of the Llangeinor School Board, whoso district extends through parts of the Ogmore and Garw Valleys, took place on Monday. There were several polling stations, and the returning officer (Mr R. H. Cox), had made ad- mirable arrangements for carrying on the business of the election. The poll opened at 12, noon, and closed at eight. The votes were counted on the following day, nearly the whole of which was taken up in the process. The following was ths result:—
ETECTED. D. Sims Rees 1,687 B. Noyle 1.436 D. Davies 1,079 Rev M. J. Mills 1,076 RevJ. Hughes 991 Rev D. Phillips 875 I.H. Job 829 J. Bennett 820 J. Rets 769
NON-ELECTED. I Rev J. Lamb 762 T.P.Jones 514 D. Evans 469 John Jenkins 363 Mrs Rhys 244
OPPOSITION FROM BRIDGEND. The Glamorgan County Council and the owners of land and other property at Bridgend have deposited a petition pra)ing to be heard against the Vale of Glamorgan Railway Bill.
4 A HELPING HAND la extended to all sufferers from Nervous Debility, the Errors of Youth, Lost Manhood, Weakness, Dimness of Sight, Bladder, i/avel, Kid- ney, Liver Complaints, and all Diseases of the Urinary Organs. A Minister is in possession of a GUARANTEED REMEDY, THE GREAT AMERICAN PRESCRIPTION, which has cured many thousands of sufferers from these fatal diseases, and he will send it Free of Charge on receipt of Id. stamp for postage. Write to the REY. DAVID JONES. Ray Villa, St. Ann's Crescent, Lewefc Name this Paper.
MAESTEG. SEEDS.—For New Garden Seeds, Peas. Beans, &c., go to Isaac J. Thomas (late Rees), Chemist and' J Seedsman, 42. Commercial-street. Large assort- ment of first quality now on Sll 1418
NEATT HUTCHINS' QUADRILLE BA' t engagement for Balls, Parties, &c. ( ie, new music,. Terms moderate. Apply Hutchins, 13,. London-road, Neath. A LARGE STEAMER.- Bowden on Monday last discharged » steamer (the Clytie) at the Corporation 1/ y. The steamer brought a cargo of hay. WEDNESDAY'S MARKET.—Slow trade, and the following prices hard to sustain :—Best beef, 10s. 6d.; other qualities. 8s. to 10s. Sheep,. 8d. to 9!d.; pigs, 7s. 6d. to 98.; weaners, 12s. ta. 15s.; strong storers, 30s.; calves, 6d. to 8d.; cows and calves, JE12 to .£16. ASSAULT ox POLICE.—At the Neath Borough* Police-court on Tuesday, before the Mayor (Coun- cillor H. Morgan), Councillor J. B. Davies, and Mr J. Fear Davies, John Jones, a labourer, of Rectory-road, was fined 20s and costs for assaulting Police-constable Davies (11) on the' .previous night. DEATH OF A DRILL INSTRUCTOR.—News reached Neath on Tuesday of the death of Drill-instructor McClaughlan of the Neath Detachment of Artillery Volunteers. The deceased, who had gone to Woolwich for a course of instruction in musketry, was ill, it is stated, only two days. He has left a widow and two children. FOOTBALL—Cardiff v. Neath.-In this match, which will be played at Cardiff, on Saturday, Neath will be represented by the following :— P-acfe, Joe- Davies; three-quarters, C. Steer, W. Jones, J. Rees, and J. Williams; half-backs, Alec Cross, and! J. Phillips forwards, J. Edwards, F. Hutchinson, A. Hutchinson, H. Jones, S Jones, J. Thomas, J.. Reynolds, and M. Reynolds. ANOTHER NEATH BOY,—We observe that Mr Walter Nicholas, solicitor, Newport, has been elected unopposed to represent the Northern division of Risca on the Monmouthshire County Council. The district is one of the largest in the county, and Mr Nicholas, who is only 27 years of age, will be the youngest member of the Council by many years. His return has given the greatest, satisfaction in the division. THE members of the family of the late Councillor- John Arnold desire through the medium of the Press. to thank the many friends who sent letters of sym- pathy to them in their bereavement. The number of sympathisers has been so great as to preclude the possibility of individual acknowledgment. They wish also to publicly thank the Messrs Gardner, of the Melyn Decorating Works and Eaglesbush Foundry, for their kindness in closing their works and also Mr Bartlett, ot the Melyn Tinworks, for giving the men every opportunity of attending the funeral. 1473,
CADOXTON (NEATH) GIFT OF COAL.—Councillor E. Evana-Bevan on Wednesday gave ten tons of coal to the unemployed of Cilfrew, Cadoxton, and Rhydding. The kindness was much appreciated.
ABERKENFIG. YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY.—The above society held their district meeting at Carey Baptist Chapel, Tondu, on Mon- day. Tea was provided, of which upwards of 70 members of the society partook. An after service, which was public, was largely attended, and seemed to be much appreciated by the visitors, representing all denominations but the Church. There were three excellent papers read at this meeting by the following :—Mr Griffiths, Maesteg Miss Cole, Bridgend and Mr Hancock, Tondu.
KEN FIG HILL. MABGAK AND DISTRICT PLOUGHING MATCH. — A. meeting will be held at the Crown Inn, Kenfig Bill, on Tuesday, March 12th, in connection with the above match. Trusting that all members will attend, and bricg all accounts.—THEODORE THOMAS, Hon. Sec. 1495
LALESTON. DEATH OF Mn THOMAS DAVID.—It is with deep, regret we have to record the death which took place on the 1st inst., of Mr Thomas David, Rock House,. Laleston, at the ripe age of 81 years. Having been engaged in business for a great number of years, he was widely known, and universally respected. For the last nine years he had lived im retirement at Laleston, where, in the midst of his friends, he gave himself up to that leisure which is the reward of an industrious life. Mr David had for many years past, acted as churchwarden for the parish of Laleston, in which Church he was a regular communicant, and where his venerable figure wilt be greatly missed. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m., when a considerable, number of friends had come to pay their latest tribute of respect to the deceased. The Vicar of Newcastle, and the Rev T. Harries, curate of Laleston, officiated. We sympathise with his widow who bewails the loss of one of the kindest and' tenderest husbands, and trust she will have strength. in her day of need.
MARGAM. PLOUGHING MATCH.—In our advertisement, columns will be seen the announcement of the- ploughing match to be held on March 14th.
LLANTWIT MAJOR. SCHOOL BOARD.—The usual monthly meeting' was held on Wednesday evening Mr D.J. Jenkins in the Chair. All the members were present. Tne long continued frost has at last broken up, and mild weather seems more likely than for some time. Much sickness is in the neighbour- hood, influenza being responsible for most of it. THE CHURCH AFTERNOON SUNDAY SCHOOL. TREAT.—On Wednesday the 27th February, the children of the above School were entertained afe. tea in the Town-hall by the Misses Redwood. The tables were presided over by Mrs Redwood, Mrs and Miss Bucknell, Mrs Phillips. Miss John, Miss Jennie Edwards, &c. Amongst 'the visitors we noticed Miss Edith Nicholl (The^Uam) Mrs Stone (Bath) Mrs Jenkins (Little Frampton,) Rev Edward Jenkins (Llanmihangel Rectory), Mrs Manley, Miss Eva Thomas, Mr J. Deere, Mra very kindly presented over 100 presents to the teachers and children, which Mrs Matley of Bath,. with her usual beneficence had given. To make the evening pass still more pleasantly Colonel Gas- kell of Boverton House, provided a Punch and Judy Show, which gave unlimited satisfaction ta the children. Votes of thanks to Mrs Murley for the presents, to Miss Redwoods for the tea, and to. Colonel Gaskell for the Punch and Judy Show were, given with continued applauso. Mrs Edwards- catered for the tea and provisions, and gave every satisfaction.
COEDFRANC SCHOOL BOARD. A meeting of the above named Board was held on on Tuesday night, when the following members. were present—Mr Wm. Howell (chairman), 1\fr- James Clement (vice-chairman), and Mr Samuel Owen. WELSH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS. A circular was read from Miss S. Kato Jones-, inviting the Board to pass a resolution approving of appointments to fill Head Teacherships by either sex. On the motion of Mr James Clement, seconded by Mr Owen, it was resolved to comply with the request. SALARY. The application of Miss Martha Jones, head- mistress of the Infants department for an increase or salary, was left for the consideration of the new- Board. PUPIL TEACHERS The Clerk was directed to write to MÍss Sarah, John. certificated assistant mistJ eiS under the, Board, stating that she was expected to instruct and' in other ways help female teachers in their studies, preparatory to examination. "¡)ilL.- Printed and Published, for the Cet "da rMo. Printing and Publishing Company ;e ,j|. by. JOSEPH GIBBS, at the Glamorgan Gazate^Office*. Queen-street, Bridgend, in the Parish of Coity- Lower, in the County of Glamorgan. FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 1895.
COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION. BRIDGEND DIVISION. The County Council election for the Bridgend Division which came off on Monday, created an ex- ceptionally keen and widespread interest, not only immediately within the town boundaries, but in many an adjacent town, hamlet and village besides. And, considering the forces that have been arrayed against each other, and the intense feeling that has, for several reasons, been imported into the contest, this is not at all surprising. Whenever the two great parties are pitched in opposite camps and plunge at each other with a wildness surpassing the miracoloBs, poor human nature is to be forgiven if it gets a. little excited and drifts into the mental quandary known of men as "'E dunno where 'e are." This has been the case at Bridgend during the week preceding the red letter day of Monday. Our leaders-or some of them at least-had poured forth such vials of wrath that were so lavish in their adjectival vehemence, that folk couldn't help getting excited. The hall was set rolling in this direction at Mr Powell's first meeting by Mr George Bevan, who called Mr McGual everything,-and everything else besides, as Artemus Ward would have paradoxically added, once opened, the rnud- ,slinging exhibition went on as merrily as a wedding bell, both at public meetings and in the street. Charges against one candidate and counter-charges against the other were hurled about with such unerring constancy, that the poor electors got be- wildered and did not know whom to believe or whom to mistrust. The Liberals would accuse Mr McGaul of having applied to Mr Randall the unenviable aobriquet of nincoompoop," the Conservatives would retort by charging Mr Powell with advertising his generosity in extra type letters. The Liberals would then designate Mr McGaul a Sbon bob ochor," and the Con- eervatives would reply that Mr Powell preached the gospel accordinv to Labour in his election address, and lived out another gospel in daily life by refusing to raise hauliers wages. The Liberals would tell Mr McGaul that he had been asked to sever his connection with the Wesleyau denomi- nation—" free to worship God without interference from bishop, dean, priest, or chapter," some know- ing one would add-and the Conservatives would in turn tell Mr Powell that he had been clandes- tinely wooing Roman Catholicism. Thus the war raged on—the clashing of sects and the battling of parties"-and the coping-stone to the week's oratory—bad, good, and indifferent-was put on on Saturday evening, when the Liberals were in cited to come and hear Joe Howes, the work- men's champion," whilst the Conservatives were requested to attend a meeting where the work. ing men would champion themselves." Whatever was said at the meetings, there is no doubt but that they gave a remarkable impetus to the interest in the election, and party feeling, to use a hack- neyed phrase, ran high. Monday was an ideal electioneering day, the air being as crisp and the streets as dry as the most active of party devotees could have wished. That was the case at any rate in the morning, though afterwards the sun's rays were the means of bring- ing about the usual slush. Indeed, there was so much slush by the approach to the Board Schools • polling booth, that people got talking over" it (in two ways). It's you Tories that's bringing all this slush here," eaid an irate Rad. who had to stand in it, to a Tory voter. "Think so?" said the aforesaid Tory voter, "that shows that Tories most be more numerous than Rads." Prettily and wittily put, methought, though woefully falsified by the result of the poll. The polling opened very slowly, as polling always does. The first to record their votes at the Board Sohoolroom were Mr Tom Woodward and Mr T. D. Schoneld the earliest bird at the Town-hall was Mr James James, blacksmith. Polling proceeded at a ding-dong pace throughout the morning. Mr McGaul was early afoot, and scurried from one polling station to another with a briskness that put his opponent in the shade. Judging from his free and jovial demeanour, he seemed confident of being returned. Mr Powell did not appear on the scence till about 10 o'clock, having evidently not recovered from the severe chill from -which he has been suffering. He was accompanied by Mr Joe Howes, the speaker at Saturday night's meeting. The spirits of Mr Powell's supporters were heightened by the appearance of Mr T. J. Hughes, who arrived by the 11 o'clock train, and was greeted with undertone mutterings of "Good old Tom," The Conservatives, on the other hand, were elated by the superhuman energy which Mr MeGaul threw into the fray, and many and loud were the opinions expressed that Mac was a rare fighting candidate. The appearance of the streets became more animated as the number of conveyances sent for each candidate increased. Among those who sent horses and vehicles for Mr MeGaul were:— Mr Riley, Mr S. H. Stockwood, MrJ. C. Coath, Mr Oliver Sheppard, Mr H. Goulden, and Mr John Evans (Star Hotel), Mr McGauTs own carriage being also utilised. Mr Arthur J. Williaius, M.P., sent two carriages, with coachmen, and the other gentlemen who assisted in this direction on Mr Powell's behalf were: Mr D. H. Lloyd, Mr Edward John (Cowbridge), Mr W. Francis, Mr E. Beard, Mr W. Edwards (grocer), and Mr Lewis Edwards, whilst the candidate himself bad also his own trap in use. Almost all the vehicles were decked with the party colours. By mid-day about 200 had voted at the Board Schools, but a much less number at the Town-hall. The voting continued slow from now till six, when there was the customary spirit," the vehicles hying to and fro with redoubled velocity, and bringing in voters from distant parts, such as Laleston and Ewenny. As the evening shadows drew over the town the small boys," so well known in electioneering times, made their presence felt by screeching songs for their respective favourites, and parading the town with rattling pots, which fell on quiet folk with a peculiarly ear-piercing effect. Late in the afternoon the Conservatives brought out a blue handbill con- taining a behest "to follow London," and Lord Dunraven's victory at Wandsworth (ousting as he did one of the most popular members of the London County Council), was everywhere received with expressions of satisfaction. Henceforth the excite- ment grew, and the streets began to assume a lively sight." Groups of people stood here, there, and everywhere, discussing the situation, and specu- lating as to the result, a favourite device of persons with betting predilections being to bet the price of a hat," which ere now must have brightened the faces of lucky outfitters in the same ratio as they disheartened the losers. The prevailing opinion, when the poll closed, was that it was a close fight," and that the majority, on whichever side it might be, would be, small—very. THE RESULT. From the time of closing the poll on, Dunraven- place was filled with small knots of talkers, who seemed to be earnestly discussing the probabilities of success or loss, as the case might be. It was thought that the result would not be made known until at least 10 o'clock, and it was a.surprise there- fore when Mr R. C. Griffiths appeared at the gallery window of the Town-haU at 9.25. His appearance was the signal for a loud cheer, and this caused excited partisans to rush for the Town-hall from all parts. The Deputy Returning Officer then made his declaration, the figures being William Powell 447 William 0. McGaul 399 Majority for Powell. 48 The announcement was received with loud cheers, and the successful candidate, speaking from the window, briefly thanked his supporters for the con- fidence they had reposed in him, and expressed his intention of doing his utmost to show that their confidence had not been misplaced. County Councillor Powell was met at the side door of the hall, a chair was speedily procured from somewhere, and the victorious candidate was hoisted on the shoulders of his supporters, and carried in triumph to the Liberal Committee Rooms, preceded by an impromptu "band" consisting of youngsters, and the principal" instruments" being tin cans. There are 1022 electors on the register, and of these 846 availed themselves of the franchise, so that 176 electors abstained from voting. The ex- peditious manner in which Mr R. C. Griffiths and his assistants got through the counting reflects the greatest credit on their ability. At the conclusion of the counting Mr Powell proposed a vote of thanks to Mr R. C. Griffiths, deputy returning officer, for the able, efficient, and impartial manner in which the election has been conducted. Mr McGaul said he had great pleasure in seconding, and he fully endorsed the remarks of Mr Powell. Mr T. J. Hughes asked to be allowed to say, as a political opponent, that he had very great pleasure in supporting the vote of thanks. Mr Griffiths briefly acknowledge the compliment.
MAESTEG. Never has a County Council election for the Maesteg Division caused such universal excite- ment as has the one decided on Monday, when the candidates were Mr James Barrow (Liberal and Churchman) the well-known mining Engineer; and Mr Jenkin Jones (Liberal and Noncomformist) Manager of Coegnant Colliery. Mr Barrow, who sought re-election, is held in the greatest respect by all classes in the neighbourhood, irrespective of creed. This being the case there is no doubt Mr Barrow would have been re-elected without opposition had he not caused dissatisfaction in the ranks of Nonconformity by voting against Dises- tablishment when the matter came before the County Council, whilst others found fault with him for voting against the Taxation of ground rents and Royalties, and leasehold enfranchisement. Ac- cordingly Mr Jenkin Jones, one of the moat highly esteemed men in the district, was chosen as the Liberal and Nonconformist champion, and for the past few weeks the war between the two parties has been waged with a vigour that could hardly be beaten even in "Ould Oireland". The fight, how- ever, by no means resolved itself into an out and out political one, for Mr Barrow has posed as a Liberal, whilst among his supporters were ranged some prominent Nonconformists and Liberals who prefer personal preeminence to political abstrac- tions. The Chairman at most of Mr Barrow's meetings has been Mr John Howells, an ardent Liberal, whilst among Mr Jones' supporters was Mr William Griffiths, an avowed Conservative. On Monday the polling opened at eight at the four polling stations, vizNorth Ward-Old Salem Schoolroom (presiding officer, Mr W. R. Thomas). East Ward-Town-ball (presiding officer, Rev Isaac Lloyd, Baptist Minister). West Ward-Mixed Schoolroom, Oakwood Schools (pre- siding officer, Mr T. W. Morgan), and Infants Schoolroom. Oakwood Schools (presiding officer, Mr D. R. Powell). The returning officer was Mr Robert Scale. From dewy morn till dusky eve'' the election was fought with a keenness that's un- surpassable. Flags and flaming posters made the place aglow with varied colours, and the scurrying to and fro of all sorts and conditions of vehicular turn-outs made things hum not a little. The two aspirants for the seat were early astir with their supporters, both being everywhere well received, as they have been at all their meetings—though Mr Jenkin Jones, at one meeting at Garth, failed to have a decent hearing, thanks to the arrant churlishness of irresponsible opponents. Among those who sent carriages for Mr Jones was Mr J. Boyd Harvey. All the workmen had a holiday, and the principal streets consequently were "crowded "throughout the day. There was no lack of mural literature to attract their attention. Liberals and Nonconformists were urged to vindi cate their principles, and vote for Mr Jones, whilst Mr Barrew's supporters invited the electors to vote for "their well-tried representative," A tremendous crowd gathered outside the Town- hall to hear ths result, which was made known at 10.20 as follows Barrow 938 Jones «•••• 883 Majority for Barrow. 55 A scene of wild enthusiasm followed the declara- tion of the poll. Mr Barrow formally proposed a vote of thanks to the returning officer, which was seconded by Mr Jenkin Jones. The electorate numbered 1970, so that there were only 149 absentions-a remarkably small number, considering that there is so much illness about, and that the district is a straggling one. A per centage of 92 3 is certainly an exceptional one. On the following day (Tuesday), the victory was celebrated by band-playing and other exhibitions of rejoicing. A number of men, clad in most fantastic and" blazing" -coloured draperies, paraded the district on horseback, aad created much amusement as they went on their way. There were also in the procession three waggonettes, from which was flaunted a flag with the inscription Barrow for ever." When passing by Talbot-terrace the strange- looking equestrians experienced a rude awakening. Some women came ont and threw buckets of water and ashes over them, and the processionists turned back, sadder, but wiser men. ■+—
OGMORE DIVISION. The polling for this division took place on Monday, and throughout the district the interest taken in the contest was keen. Three years ago Mr Evan Evans was returned with a majority of 28, the figures being, Evans 414, Nicholl 386. The sitting member was again opposed by Mr J. I. D. Nicholl, J.P., of Merthyrmawr. Owing to the scattered nature of the division, the counting was not commenced until Tuesday morning. Shortly after 12 o'clock, the deputy Returning Officer, Mr R. C. Griffiths, declared the result as follows:— Nicholl (Con.) Evans (Lib.) Majority for Nicholl 86 There were ten spoilt papers. After the declara- tion Mr Nicholl received the hearty congratulations of a number of friends. Mr Nicholl proposed a vote of thanks to Mr R. C. Griffiths, and Mr Evans seconded. ♦-
BRITONFERRY. I E. V. Pegg, solicitor (Con. and Cb.). 425 •Jenkin Hill, merchant (Lib. and Non.) 404 Majority for Pegge 21
— ELECTED UNOPPOSED. NBATH TOWN.—North Ward (one seat)—*John Henry Rowland, gentleman (L. U. and Non.) South Ward (one seat)-W. B. Trick, auctioneer (Con. and Non.) COKDFBANC -(One seat) — *J. Newall Moore, 1 gentleman (Con. and Ch.) DYLAIS VALLEY. — (One seat)—*E. E. Bevan, brewer and colliery proprietor (Con. and Ch.) RBSOLVEN.—(One seat) — *Isaac Evans Morris, agent (Lib. and Ch.) ABEBAVON.—(One seat)—* John M. Smith, mer- chant (Ind. and Non.) MAR GAM.—(One seat)—* Arthur Pendarves Vivian, (L.U. and Ch.) CWJCAVON. — (One seat) — Llewellyn Griffiths, printer (Lib. and Ch.) The indicates old members.
PONTYPRIDD. The only contest in this rising town resulted in the return of Mr David Leyshon with a substantial majority over his former rival and the old mem- ber, Mr W. Spickett. We congratulate Mr Ley- son on his well fought victory as he is one of the sons of the fair vale of Glamorgan, being a native of Llangan, and now a very successful Brewer, who has served the public on the local guvering bodies for the last 20 years, being the Chairman of the Local Board since the decease of the Rev D. W. Williams, M.A., Fairfield.
--+- +-. BRIDGEND SEWERAGE SCHEME. At'the usual meeting of the Bridgend and Cow- bridge Rural District Council on Saturday.—Mr J. Blandy Jenkins, presiding—a letter was read from Mr T. J. Hughes, (Clerk to the Bridgend District Council) stating that his Council could not agree to the appointment of a Joint Sewerage Board, and suggesting that the Rural District Council should re-appoint the old Committee. Mr Evan Matthews said he was very displeased with the letter, and spoke in condemnatory terms of the refusal of the Bridgend Board to fall in with the suggestion as to the appointment of a Joint Sewerage Board. He moved that a Committee be formed with plenary powers to act, without referring matters back to the Council for ratification. The Clerk pointed out this was no good unless they could induce the Bridgend Council to do like- wise. The Chairman moved that a Committee of three be appointed to meet a committee of three from the Bridgend Council to discuss preliminaries prior to the appointment of a comn.ittee. This was agreed to. An extraordinarily long report was read from the Medical Officer (Dr Randall) bat as it was a review of the past year from a sanitary point of view, and most of the things mentioned had already been carried out by the Authority, it would be of no interest.
MR. J. W. ROBERTS' NEW PREMISES AT BRIDGEND. Mr J. W. Roberts' new shop and warehouse in Cross-street, Bridgend, which are now in full working order, have been planned on the American style, the shop and warehouse-(in other words the wholesale and retail business68)- being combined. The premises decidedly con- stitute a model place of business, possessing as they do the two essential qualities of being both commodious and convenient. The room above the shop is used as a sitting room and office by the Clerk to the Commissioners of Taxes; and above this again are bedrooms for the young men. The adjoining building is fitted with shelves, which are replete with goods easy of access. In the rear are stables and coach-house and other minor rooms; whilst between warehouse and coach-house is a large room for hay and straw, with a place for chaffing. The large yard is paved with patent bricks, a large enclosed place called the Corn Exchange being hoarded with the more weighty goods whence they are discharged under cover with promptitude and in all weathers. Above this are the corn and flour stores, three storey high, which is worked by Thomas' patent hoist. We understand that Mr Roberts is the oldest grocer and provision merchant in Bridgend he having been in business for 35 years.
PULPIT REFERENCE AT BRIDGEND. The vicar of Newcastle (the Rev David Davies M.A.) preaching on Sunday morning last on What Christianity is," said Some say it is to be observance of certain moral precepts contained in the Sermon on the Mount; others, stribt adherence to certain rules of discipline and method which obedience to the laws of the Holy Church fulfils. but in the first place it is the adoration of the Christ as the King and Saviour of mankind, the acknowledgment of the truth of St. Thomas' confession 'My Lord and my God.' Out of this obedience and discipline result. And on that the mind is fixed in the first place not on particular precepts nor on methods, but on the perfect character of the Son of Man, in whom the fulness of the Godhead dwelleth bodily, the result is neither a colp morality nor a cramped and starved humanity, but a kindly, generous, noble view of life. I will illustrate this from the example of two children of the Church who have passed from time to Eternity during the last few days. Lord A berdare was a statesman and social reformer, a noble, kindly man, who did his best to fulfil his duty to his fellow- men. He played a public part. As a Churchman his criticisms were always characterised by admira- tion of the later development of Church activity. He insisted that it was a development rather than an awakening, and in this respect differed from other critics. The last time I had the privilege of hearing him speak, he passed the Bishops of Llandaff in review from Bishop Watson at the beginning of this century to Bishop Lewis. A series of great names, controversialists, statesmen, lawyers, philosophers, scholars, followed by one distinguished for his activity, practical ability, and sympathy for the wants of his diocese. There was no invidious com- parison. Each one had his own strength, his own place in the development of the Church. This was the judgment of one whose view of life was a broad and just one. Lord Aberdare was in politics a Liberal. This fact again illustrated the Church's view of Christianity. Out of the adoration of the Divine Christ obedience to certain rules, and a certain moral earnestness resulted when that took practical form the method might be that of one or the other political party that was the result of temperament. The Churoh knew no party, and it was a miserably narrow view of Christianity that attempted to identify it with one political party. The sphere of Mrs Lewis' usefulness lay rather in her own home. There she was the helpmeet for the Bishop, who shared his anxieties and his joys, but when opportunity offered she always made use of her position to draw together those who were united for a good purpose, and in this way to strike a blow at that absurd system of social distinctions which was one of the great hindrances to the spread of Christianity. Hers was a broad and kindlv humanity drawn from loyalty to the Person of our Lord, rather than adherence to precept or Jmethod." At the close of the service, the organist, Mr D. T. Williams, played the Dead March in Sauh. The Society of Change Ringers of St. Illtyd's, Newcastle, rang muffled peals both morning and evening, the arrangements being made by the secretary, Mr G. T. Hardwick.
REV. W. SPURGEON AT COWBRIDGE. A meeting in support of the Local Veto Bill was held at the Cowbridge Town Hall, on Tuesday evening last. Mr D. Evans occupied the chair, and was supported on the platform by the Rev W. Spurgeon (Cardiff), the members of the local branch of the B.W.T.A., also the officers of the Cowbridge Crusaders' Division of the Sons of Temperance. The Chairman read a letter of apology from Mrs Gaunt, of Cardiff (who was also to have addressed the meeting), in which she stated that she could not possibly attend, as she was laid up ith an attack of influenza. The rev. gentleman, referring to the Bill, said it was in every way a fair and just measure. The Government would not tolerate any public nuisance in these days with the exception of the nuisance which was caused by the drink traffic, but it gave them all great pleasure to think that the people would soon have the power to deal with that nuisance also. He noticed in the paper the other day a paragraph which contained the utterance of a certain duke denouncing the Local Veto Bill, and favouring compensation. A personal friend of his (the speaker's) knew the duke's agent, and wrote to him on the question, asking how did the duke deal with publicans who were tenants on his estate. The reply he received was that when the lease of a public-house on the duke's estate lapsed it was not renewed. As for compensation, the question n9ver arose between the tenant and the landlord. Now that was an instance of how the other side dealt with this Bill. The trade in itself was, to use the words of tho late Lord R. Churchill, a devilish one." The following resolution, proposed by Mrs Llewellyn, the president, and seconded by the Rev W. Barrowclough, was carried without a single dissentient:—"That this meeting tenders its hearty thanks to Sir William Harcourb for his promise to introduce the Local Veto Bill at the earliest possible date, and trusts that nothing will prevent its passing through the present session of Parliament."
ABERKENFIG MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT CLASS. The Trinity Mutual Improvement Class met last Thursday evening, when a good number of friends were present. It gives great pleasure and encourage- ment to see the number of its supporters on the in- crease. The subject before the meeting was The best mode to utilize our leisure hours." The chair was taken by the Rev. J. R. Williams. The appointed speakers—Messrs David Evans and Enoch PoweU-dealt with the subject in a very able and lucid manner, their papers reflecting great credit upon them. They treated the subject from a physical, mental, and religious aspect. The class was taken by furprise by a young member-Master Henry Richards, Coytrahene—who read at the opening a brief but interesting paper on" Punctual- ity." Others who took part were Messrs Morgan Thomas, George Evans, and John Young. Mr John Morgan proposed, and Mr W. Delahay seconded, a vote of thanks to the three speakers for their good papers. The meeting was closed with a solo by Miss Ida Lewis.
ENTERTAINMENT AT EBENEZER CHAPEL, GARTH. On Tuesday evening, a Band of Hope entertain. ment of a most enlivening character was given at, the Ebenezer Congregational Church. The children are making rapid progress with the songs and choruses under the careful training of Mr R. Jones. A most pleasing feature in con. nection with this Band of Hope is that all men, women, boys and girls, before being enrolled as members, are expected to sign a pledge card which is presented to every one, and to abstain from all intoxicating drinks in every form, and pledge themselves not to offer it to others. Con- sequently the songs and dialogues are mostly in the temperance line. The meeting was presided over by the Rev R. Walters. The songs and recitations were splendidly executed. The Welsh dialogue "Chwareu cwrdd dirwestol," was in itself a treat, and ample compensation for their trouble,to anyone who had walked miles on a cold nighfrao the entertainment. A most enjoyable evening was spent. We hope that the time is not far distant when we will have another of these entertainments. Ewch rhagddoch wyr Ebenezer at berffeithrwydd." Amongst those who took part in the programme were Miss Annie Harris, Miss Alice Phillips, Miss M. A. Thomas, Miss Charles, Miss Jones, Miss Blodwen Phillips, Miss Mary G. Morgan, Messrs D. John Davie, J. Brace, E. R. Jones, J. Charles, Levi Phillips, Idris Brown, J. Evans, D. Davies, Tom Morgan, Christmas Evans, William Brace, D. John Mordecai, Henry Bastian, D. Davies, W. Walters, J. Mort, M. Morgan, Dafydd Dafis and Friend, Evan Thomas, Thomas Bastian, Wm Rees, J. Bedford, Wm Traherne, Daniel Jenes, and the Band of Hope.
LAST MEETING OF THE OLD BOARD. The last meeting of the old Board was held at the Brynmenin Hotel, Brynmenin, on Wednesday afternoon. Present :-Mr Evan Griffiths (chair- man.) Rev J* Hughes, Messrs W. Llewellyn, D. Davies. D. Roberts, and James Rees. PONTYCYMMER SCHOOL EXTENSIONS. Mr Moreton, of Newport, was appointed Clerk of Works, for the Pontycymijaer School exten- sions. RESIGNATIONS, &C. The resignation of Miss E, P. Meredith, head teacher, Tynewydd, was accepted, as was also the resignation of Miss Elvina Griffiths, pupil teacher, Pontycymmer. It was decided to transfer Miss Thomas from the Wyndham Schools. The Board having advertised for a head mis- tress for Tynewydd Infants School, a member now expressed a doubt as to the destriableness of the appointment. The Chairman thereupon remarked that it was an absurd thing to advertise for a teacher and then say that they could do without one. The fact that there were 84 children on the books in this school proved the necessity of the appoint- ment. Mr Rees suggested that the matter be referred to the Ogmore members. The Clerk explained that the attendance had dropped through the prevalence of whooping cough, but it would get back to the old state again. The Rev J. Hughes said it would not look well for the Board to ask for applications and then not to do anything with them. The applications were then read.
N O TIC E We would remind the public that events which are advertised in this journal, or in connection with which the printing has been done at this office, will always have precedence over other matters.
A meeting of the above-named Council was held on Thursday, the Mayor (Councillor Morgan) presiding. The following also were present—The Ex-mayor (Dr Davies), Aldermen Rowland, Charles, and H. P. Charles, Councillors J. B. Davies, J. D. Llewellyn, E E. Bevan, A. Russell Thomas, A. George, J. Glass. The Mayor alluded in feeling terms to the death of Councillor Arnold, and said that in his pub!ic life he always did his best io act conscientiously. The high esteem in which he was held was testified by the vast concourse of people who assembled at his funeral. He felt that it would be in consonance with the feelings of the Council to pass a vote of condolence. Hq moved That this Council expresses its deep sorrow at the loss caused by the sudden death of Councillor John Arnold, and resolves that a vote of sincere sympathy be recorded in the minutes of the Corporation, and that a copy of the resolution be sent to the family of the deceased." Alderman Rowland, in seconding, said Councillor Arnold was alike attentive to his duties on the Town Council and on the County Council. Councillor Arnold always did his best to perform his duties. The resolution was carried by the Council standing. The Town Clerk reported that he had again applied to the County Council for payment of 12 guineas for the use of the Council Chamber, and he had had a reply that the Finance Committee would not sanction the payment. It was resolved to take proceedings to recover payment. It was also resolved to apply to the County Council for the various powers conferred by the Local Government Act, 1894. The vacancies on the following committee caused by the death of Councillor Arnold were filled:- Market Committee, Property Committee, Gwyn Hall Committee, Streets Committee, and Burial Ground Committee. The Mayor reported that Mrs Jones, of Rockfield, had given two trucks of coal for distribution amongst the poor. He had caused this to be supplemented by a further two trucks of coal from the Patti fund, and there was a sum of X12 5s Id due to him from this fund. Payment of the sum named was sanctioned. The Surveyor reported that he had engaged all the unemployed masons who applied to him for work during the severe weather. Councillor A. George suggested that contractorb should receive their cheques on Fridays and not on Saturdays as at present. It would be a great con- venience if the change were made. There was general approval of the suggestion, and the Town Clerk promised to give it attention. The Water Engineer reported that there were now eight feet of water in the reservoir. There had been a considerable increase since the supply was cut off at two o'clock. The Nuisance Inspector reported visits to cow- sheds and dairies. He found several, the owners of which had not complied with the bye-laws. These were defects in matters of ventilation, and some were not registered. He also reported several nuisances arising from pigs being kept within the prescribed limit of 100 feet. In reply to a question, the Inspector said the distances varied from 20 feet to 70 feet. It was resolved to give 14 days notice to the pig owners to comply with the bye-laws. Councillor A. George asked whether the Medical Officer could say what was done with the ice carted away by the ice cream vendor from the canal. The Medical Officer (Dr Elias) said he had given the matter attention, and he had founi that the ice was used only for refrigerating purposes. Councillor Hopkin Jones: We have no guarantee that it is not used for other purposes. It was reported that Mr John Dodd had withdrawn his tender for work to be done in Marshfield Road and Lombard Street, and that new tenders had been received. Alderman H. P. Charles moved that these tenders be considered in Committee. Estimates and figures got out with the result that tenders were withdrawn. Councillor A. George seconded, and the motion was carried.
T CYCLONIC MEETING. MR. LAW ON THE WARPATH. A meeting was held at the Union Board Room en Tuesday evening. At the commencement of the meeting Mr Law ridiculed the action of a few of the members of the Pariilh Council who had hold a meeting in one of their houses for the purpose of framing standing orders, and consid- ered it was an insult to the whole of the members of the Council to hold hole and corner meetings, etc., especially without notifying the whole of the members that such a meeting was to take place. Mr Gibbs brought forward the minutes of that meeting, and began to read the same when Mr Law rose and objected to their being read to the meeting on the ground that the meeting was not legal, and was convened without the authority of the whole of the members, and was held in a cottage in which one of them resided. The Chairman (the Rev T. W. George) coincided with Mr Law's argument, and said that such a meeting was informal, and any resolutions passed could not be put on the minutes. Mr Law commented on the fact that Messrs Gibbs and Anderson were lodgers who had, unfortunately, been returned for the Parish Council. They had nothing at stake. He should like to see the ratepayers represented by men of intelligence, stability, and common sense. Mr Jones rose to call Mr Law to order, but Mr Law told him to sit down, as he (Mr Jones) was out of order. Mr Jones said that Mr Law should be chucked out." Mr Law said that it would take two or three of his sort to do that notwithstanding the fashionable coat he (Mr Jones) had on—to chuck him out, and that he would see that no hole and corner meetings were held, but that businesslike meetings should be called in accordance with the Act, and not have prayer meetings all over the shop. A very lively time ensued, but Mr Law still remained on his feet, and did so until all the rest sat down. A sub-committee was suggested to make ar- rangements for procuring allotment. Mr Law's name was mentioned as one of the committee, but Mr T. B. Anderson proposed that Mr Law's name be omitted from the committee. Another scene ensued, and Mr Law rose and said that such an individual as Anderson, who was only a lodger, and shifted his domocile from place to place, and who was no voter, or house- holder, and who was only a bird of passage, and who had the audacity to make such remarks, should be sent to the wilds of Africa. He was a regular nincompoop." After a very warm passage of arms, Mr Law's name was still kept on the committee, 8 voting for, and 4 against him— Mr Law seemed to be a match for the whole of the Council, and was the most prominent figure of the meeting. A hearty vote of thanks was then accorded to the chairman, after which the meeting broke up.
SHERIFF'S INQUIRY AT NEATH A NEWTON NOTTAGE CASE. Deputy Sheriff W. H. David and a jury sat at the Town-hall, Neath, on Thursday, under a writ of elegit, to hear evidence in regard to certain freehold property held by Wm. David, of Newton Nottage, Porthdawl.' Mr Richard Thomas, who appeared for the judgment creditor, Mr Gilbert Scale, stated that Mr Scale had obtained judgment for £2,255 16s 8d. The debtor did not possess any goods and chattels, but he was the owner of freehold land, part of Tynycae Farm, amounting to 12 acres, one rood, and 33 perches, which was of the assessed value of .£9 in the parish of Newton Nottage. The property became the debtor's absolutely at the age of 21, and he was now 45 years of age. Mr Thomas produced a certified copy of the award of the EnclosuresComniissioners, dated 1864, which showed the property described to be that which the debtor now held. The Deputy-Sheriff explained to the jury that the judgment creditor sought to have the property ex- tended for him to hold and enjoy until the debt was paid. The jury went through the usual formalities, and right of entry was. given.