Trade Addresses. JOHN AND CHARLES SANKEY, TE A DEALERS, JpAMILY GROCERS AND PROVISION MERCHANTS DUNRAVEN PLACE, THE OLDEST ESTABLISHED GROCERS IN BRIDGEND. ESTABLISHED 1865. m AGENTS FOR —————— W. & A. GILBEY'S WINES AND SPIRITS. ;41: BASS AND ALLSOPP'S BURTON ALES. DEVENISH AND CO'S WEYMOUTH ALES. AND GUINNESS DOUBLE STOUT (in Cask and Bottles). SCHWEPPS AND SUMMERS JOINER AL WATERS. SPECIAL LINES PINE APPLES, 3LB. TIN, 9D. FINEST QUALITY. J. & C. S. guarantee all Goods sent from their Establishment to be of the very Best Quality obtainable, and at the Lowest Possible Prices, and Customers may rely upon all Orders (per first post) being Executed same day as received. Any Article required and not in stock, can be procured at the earliest possible moment. 5203 1-11 STRIKING CLEARANCE SALE AT J. MORGAN OWEN & Co. (PREVIOUS TO ALTERATIONS), CONSISTING OF lEI^OIRIMIOTTS STOCK OF MEN'S, YOUTHS', AND BOYS' CLOTHING, OUTFITTING, AND GENTS' MERCERY, A T EXCEPTIONALLY LOW PRICES. GENUINE BARGAINS! W Special offer of Men's Tailor-made SUITS, to measure, at 35/- J. MORGAN OWEN & Co., THE COUNTY CLOTHIERS, 12, Oxford Street, PONTYCYMMER. Sale Commences Saturday, February 9th, and Continues for 28 Days. 1555 GLOUCESTER I Notices. QARRIAGE AND WHEEL WORKS, ESTABLISHED 1846. ■ THE NEW SHOW ROOMS » FOR K CARRIAGES ▼ ARE NOW OPEN. THESE ROOMS, having a floor area. of 12,400 sq. feet, and lighted with electricity, are the largest and handsomest Carriage Rooms in the West ef England. They are situated at the Corner of GLOUCESTER, within three or four minutes'walk tNORTHGATE STREET and GEORGE STREET, of the Railway Stations and the Cross. A LARGE STOCK of Broughams, Dog-carts, Landaus, Trade and other Vehicles, same «f which are fitted with Electric Light, Rubber and Pneumatic Tyres. PROPRIETORS :—The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited. ?" Makers also of Railway Carriages, Saloons, and other Rolling Stack. Address:—THK CARRIAGE & WAGON CO., GLO'STER. ALFRED SLATER, General Manager. 1350 COAL! COAL!! COAL! EES T HOUSE COAL Supplied at Reasonable Prices, apply to J. GUNTER, 25, North-st., BRIDGEND. 1367 To Farmers, Contractors, and Others. 0 THE GARTH ENGINEERING WORKS, UAESTE6, R.S.O., Glam. THE REPAIRS of all kinds to Agricultural -t- Implements, Contractora' Machiaes, Tools, &c., &c., undertaken at moderate terms. New and Second-hand Steam Engines and Boilers of all sizes Agricultural Implements, Contractors' Machines, Tools, &c., by the beat makers, supplied at short notice, aud at reasonable prices and terms. 1356 Phrenology! Ymenddysg! MR. W. A. WILLIAMS, F.F.I. (LONDON), WILL VISIT AND LECTURE AT BRIDGEND, NExr WEEK, Subject1,4 Phrenology as a Science," AT THE ENGLISH Congregational Church School- room, i ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13th. 1363 T OWN JJALL, gRIDGEND, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11th j RKMEN)S HALL, BLAENGARW, I TUESDAY. FEBEUARY 12th. TUTE'S I AT MINSTRELS! iMJI83JON-2f.; Is. and 6d. 1358 -i TOWN HALL, j^AESTEG. A G IRA. X ID EISTEDDFOD' WiH be keld at the above place, On Mabon's Day, April 1st, 1895. CHIEF CfKRAL COMPETITION "Thanks be te God." Prize, JB15 (Choirs not to 1M nndsr 70 IS BANKER), For the Drum and Fife Band that will best render Morfa Rhnddlan and "Caerphilly March" (Peters). Prize, £ 3. ABJWBICATOM :—Musio— MR. REES EVANS, Aberdare. POKTBY, REC«TAn#X, &8.- REV. CEULANYDD WILLIAMS. The Programmes may be had from the SECRETARY—T. KING ft A VIES, 1324 Bridge-street, Maesteg. GRAND EISTEDDFOD .A.T BARRY, EASTER MONDAY, 1895. CHIEF CHORAL: "Thanks be to God," £ 40; 91 to each Conductor. MALE VOICE Valiant Warriors," jB20, a Medal to Conductor. JUVBNILE CHOIR "Storm the fort of Sia Jg5. SOLOS, £1 Is. DUETS, f2 2s. CW CHEAP TRAINS FROM ALL PARTS. Programmes, by post l±d., from the Secretary :— EDWARD HOWELLS. 11, Gaea Street, 1244 BARRY. ASSEMBLY JJOOMS, NEATH. Monday, Febnary 11th. Ome Nignt tnly. MR. OSCAR WILDE'S PLAY, From the Theatre JUyal Haymarket, including Miss MARIE HOUSELET & Mr. W. F. PAYNE, In the seciety success of the seasoa. As played te abselntely uapreoedeated heuses at the Haymarket Theatre, London. A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE. A aew aad original Play ef Modern Life. Doors open at 7.38; coMnence at 8 iLm. Carriages at 10.15. Early deer open ab 7.28, for Ticket koMers only. PJUCES or A»MISSION :—3S. 2a Is.; and 6d. Plu aad Tickets at MrJ. W. Pobib"a'a. [1372 NOTICE. WILLIAM THOMAS, QUEEN'S HEAD INN, Queen Street. BRIDGEND, '< T>EGS to aaaeuace that) k« has Large and CoaTemeat STABLING, baring taken a C*«wedien«i Premises (formerly in the r- black- smith, near the above Iaa. 1273 Auctioneers' Announcements. MESSRS. W. THORNB & SON'S ANNOUCEMENT8. VERY SUPERIOR FIRE AND THIEF PROOF SAFES (Direct frem the Manufacturers, Messrs Thomas Withers and Sens, ef the Phoeoix Safe and Lock Works, West Bromwich). MESSRS W. THORNE & SON will SELL BY AUCTION, in the CATTLE MARKET, BRIDGEND, on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, Fifteen Special Wrou^ht-Irou, Fire, and Burglar- Proof SAFES, Constructed en the latest principle, with both single and double doors, from 20 to 36 inches high, including double-door office safes, 36in. high, 33in. wide, and 24in. deep, and 30in. high, 30in. wide, and j 22in. deep, with separate compartments, suitable for professional gentlemen, jewellers, &c.: also extra strong single-door banded safe, 36 x 24 x 24, extra strong banded medium-size safes, small safes, suitable for private houses and tradesmen, and fitted with all the latest improvements to resist the attacks of the most skilled burglar, and to preserve i the oontents from the fiercest flames. These safes are made and finished iu a first-class manner, and can be implicitly relied upon, since the body plates are firmly rivetted together with iron and dove- tailed the lock oases are fitted with T. Withers and Sons' unpickable locks and duplicate keys. The whole of the above Safes are consigned for Sale by the Manufacturers, Thomas Withers & Sons, Phoenix Safe and Lock Works, West Bromwich, whose Safes are in use in Her Majesty's Government, Post Offices, and various Banks and Corporations in England. On view after 9 o'clock on Sale morning. Sale to commence at Two o'clock prompt. Full detailed Catalogues are now ready, and may be had on applicatioa to the Auctioneers. 1374 MR. JOHN DAVID'S ANNOUNCEMENTS SALE NEXT TUESDAY. COWBRIDGE MARKET. Sale of Fat Stock. MR. JOHN DAVID has received instructions to SELL by AUCTION on TUESDAY NEXT, FEBRUARY 12th, 1895, viz., 50 FAT SHEEP. 3 PRIME FAT CATTLE. Sale at 10.30 a.m. 1357 WINDMILL FARM, LLANSANNOR, NEAR COWBRIDGE. Sale of Stack Crops, and Implements. MR. JOHN DAVID has received instructions from Mr. John David (who is leaving the farm) to tSELL BY AUCTION, on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 1895:— 50 store sheep, 4 milch cows in calf, cow and calf, 6 young cattle, fat and store pigs, 60 tons prime clover hay, 2 large ricks of oats, oat straw, 4 power- ful young cart horses, 10 cob horses and colts by "Trotting Briton," "Lord Bang," and "Saucy Boy," large assortment of modern and new imple- ments and dairy utensils. Four months credit on the usual conditions. Refreshments at 11.30, sale at 1 p.m. Further particulars next week, or May be had of the Auctioneer, at Cow bridge. 1358 Notices. GLAMORGANSHIRE ANNUAL .4A-TC H. IPLOUGHING MATCII. PRESIDENT HERBERT R. HOMFRAY, ESQ., Penlline Castle. VICE PRESIDENT T. R. HAMLEN WILLIAMS, ESQ. The Verlands, Cowbridge. TREASURER: MR. HUGHES, Manager National Provincial Bank, Cowbridge. The above Annual Ploughing Match will take place ea IL FIELD KINDLY LENT BY MR. JAMES BOARD, SHEBPLEYS FARM, on the Nash Manor Estate, Near Cowbridge, On Wednesday, Februa.ry 20th, 1895. _e Under the following Fatroaage :— Locd Dunraven, Lord Tredegar, Lord Aberdare, Miss Talbot, Sir J. L. E. Snearman, Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn, His Honour Judge Gwilym Williams, The Mackintosh of Mackintosh, A. J. Williams, Esq., M.P., Tudor Crawshay, Esq., R. T. Bassett, Esq., M.F.H., Colonel T. B. Tyler, Colonel H. Tyler, Alderman O. H. Jones, Fred L. Davies, Eilq., T. M. Franklen, Esq.. G. F. Clarke, Esq., H. R. Honifray, Esq., Blandy Jenkins, Esq Rev. Morgan Stratford, W. R. Randall, Esq., Aldermen E. John, T. Rees, and L. Jenkins (Cowbridge), &c. THE FOLLOWING PRIZES WILL BK AWARDED PLOUGHING. OPEN CHAMPION CLASS.—1st, JB5 2nd, 92 10: 3rd, £ 1. Seniof Class 1st, £ 3 2nd, £ 2 3rd, £ 1; 4th, 10s. Junior Class: 1st, £ 3; 2nd, £ 2 3rd £ 1; 4th, 10s. (for boys under 20 years of age). Digging Ploughs 1st prize, jB2 2nd prize, 20s. For the best Team of Horses for agricultural pur- poses, the property of a tenant farmer competing at the match 1st, JC3; 2nd. JB2; 3rd, 20s. A prize to the value of 25s 6d will be given by Messrs Masters and Co., Cardiff, for the most serviceable Turn Out; also a second prize vatue 5s, by Mr John Williams, London House, Cowbridge (both in the Senior Class). A third prize of a pair of leggings will be given by Mr Hopkin Thomas, Saddler, Cowbridge. A Prize to the value of 21. will be given by Messrs Herne Bros., Cardiff; also a second prize value 10s by Mr Yorwerth, saddler, Cowbridge, for the most serviceable Turn Out in Junior Class. A Prize to the valae of 21s will be given by Messrs Jotham and Sons, St. Mary-street. Cardiff; also a second prize by Mr T. J. Yorwerth, Cow- bridge, for the same in Champion and Digging Classes. To the Farm Servant, a competitor at the match, who has not won a first prize before, who haa longest followed a team of horses with his present em- ployer. 1st, £ 1; 2nd, 10s. Each competitor to bring a certificate of his time, signed by his employer. HEDGING AND DITCHING. CHAMPION CLASS.—First prize, £ 2 2nd, £ 1; 3rd, 10*. Senior Class: 1st, £ 1 10s 2nd, £ 1; 3rd, 10s 4th. 5s. Junior Class: First JBl 2nd 10s; 3rd, 5s for men under 25 years of age. A Prize of 5s will be given in each class for tho two that will best join their banks. Each banker to slope his bank four or five inches to the foot. No man allowed to compete in Junier Class who has won two first prizes in this or any higher class. The same rule applies to senior Class. I CONDITIONS. 1.—Teams to be on the field at Half-pawt Eight, to commence at Nine sharp. 2. —No ploughman allowed to use hand or foot to pack the furrows. 3.—Each ploughman to plough half an acre of land with a pair of horsee within five hours. 4. -No more than three marks allowed. 5.—The depth of ploughing not to exceed five inches. 6.—No person allowed to interfere with horses or plough during ploughing, except the ploughman. 7.—No one allowed to plotagh in Senior Class who has won two first prize* in this or any higher class. 8.—No one allowed to plough in Junior Class who hds won two first prizes in this or any higher class. 9.-No more than oae turn allowed on slicing furrows. IO.-Shonld the prizes for Turn Oats be given to anyone who has a borrowed team, the same should be handed over to its regular follower. Further instructions will be given on the field. ENTRIES. Each Champion Plenghman to pay 3s. each the other three elaesee to pay Z*. each. HHIKJISO AND DITCHING.—Champion Class, 2s; the other two classes Is. eaoh. Competitor* to send their fees te the Secretary, on er before February 16th. THE DINNER WILL TAKB PLACE AT THE BEAR HOTEL, COWBRIDGE, AT FIVB P.M. I CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE:— MR. HENRY THOMAS, St. Hilary, SECRETARY:—MR. JOHN MORGAN, Cross Farm, Uantrithyd,.Cowbridge, 13J0 1 Notices. Urban District Council of Margam. PRIVATE STREET WORKS ACT, 1892. TAKE NOTICE that the MARGAM URBAN JL DISTRICT COUNCIL have, in pursuance ] of the Private Street Works Act. 1892, by resolution approved of certain specifications, plans and sec- tions, estimates, and provisional apportionments, prepared by their Surveyor in respect of streets, or part of streets, known as TYDRAW STREET. TYDRAW PLACE, COURTLAND PLACE, and GROVE PLACE, in the aforesaid District, and that such resolution is in the following terms, viz. :— Resolved that the specifications, plans, estim- ates, and provisional apportionments for Private Street Works proposed to be carried out at Tydraw Street, Tydraw Place, Courtland Place, and Grove Place, at Port Talbot, be approved." And that the approved specifications, plans and sections, estimates, and provisional apportionments (or copies thereof certified by the Surveyor) will be kept deposited at the Offices of the said District Council, at Taibach, and open to inspection at all reasonable times, for a period of one month, from the 2nd day of February, 1895, during which period you may, in pursuance of section seven of the Act aforesaid, by written notice served on the said District Council, object to the proposals on any of the grounds in such section specified. Dated this 31st day of January, 1895. D. E. JONES. Clerk to the said Urban District Council. 1347 Bridgend (Glamorganshire) Gas and Water Company. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the next Xl ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Shareholders of the above Company will be held at the OFFICES of the Company, in the town of BRIDGEND, on MONDAY, 25th day of FEBRUARY NEXT, at 12 o'clock at noon, to receive the STATE- MENT OF ACCOUNTS for the past year, and declare a DIVIDEND also to elect two Directors and an Auditor. And NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Transfer Books of the Company will be closed from the 11th to the 25th day of February next inclusive. T. G. SMITH, CHAIRMAN, J. H. DYER, SECRETARY. Bridgend, February 7th, 1895. 1366. NOTICE. SCHOOL BOARD FOR THE PARISH OF COEDFRANC. OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in reference -Li to the above District that:—(1) The above School Board have (subject to the approval of the Education Department) made certain Bye-lays in Eursuance ot the powers given to the School Beard by S. 74 of the Elementary Education Act, 1870, as amended by the Elementary Education Acts, 1876, 1880, aad 1893. (2) A printed copy ef the proposed Bye-laws will continue deposited, for inspection by any ratepayer, at 58, Water Street, Neath, the Office of the School Board, for one calendar month, from the date of the publication of this notioe. (3) At the expiration of the said calendar month, the said proposed Bye-laws will be submitted to the Education Department for approval. (4) The School Board will supply a printed copy of the said proposed Bye-laws gratis to any ratepayer. CUTHBERTSON & POWELL, CLERKS. Neath, 5th February, 1895. 1373 SAMUEL EVANS, Deceased, Bridge House, Bridgend. ANY PERSONS having any CLAIMS againet the ESTATE of this deceased should send PARTICULARS of their CLAIMS to the under- signed, on er before the 16th of February instant. S. H. STOCKWOOD, Solicitor for the Trustees of the Will of Samuel Evans, deceased. 1370 TENDERS are invited for Carrying onfc DILAPIDATION WORKS at WALLACE FARM, in the Parish of Ewenny. Specifications can be seen at Wallace Farm, on and after January 26th. Tenders to be sent to the Rectory, St. Brides- super-Ely, near Cardiff. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. 1349 For Sale. BLENDORA TEA.—Tea worth Drinking. One Tea. One Prioe. One Quality, 2s. per lb. Wholesale.—J. GILBERT & Co., 22, Beer Lane, London. FOR SALE.—A PEDIGREE GREYHOUND. Apply, R. H. Stiles, Brewery, Bridgend. 1321 FOR SALE, a Magnificent Walnut PIANO (by Fahr Keitz), as good as new purchased not many months ago. from Mr. Millard, Bridgend, for J640 ebliqtle strung, nickle pin, plated trichord throughout; date of purchase and price can be seen will be sold for £ 28.—Apply, M. Moloney, Aberkenfig. 1354 PIANO, Iron Frame, Walnut Case, incised -B- gilt panel front and sconces, bracket trusses, &c., 20 guineas, payable at 108 per month. Guaran- teed, tuned, and delivered free to any part." Thompson and Shackell, Ltd., Central Music Ware- house, Wyudham Street, Bridgend. PIANO, Magnifioent Upright Grand, full iron frame and pin plate, full trichord, best check action, bushed mortised keys. best Italian burr walnut case. incised gilt panel front and soonces, bracket trusses, brass pedals, fcc. Guaranteed, tuned, and delivered free to any part. Prioe, only 36 guineas, myable lit 2ltt. per month.—Thompson and Shackell, Ltd., Central Music Warehouse, Wyndham Street, Bridgend. PIANO, by D'Almain, Rosewood Case, ivory keys, gilt chase, pauel front, soonces. Prioe, only JE18, payable at 9s. per month. Guaranteed, tuned, and delivered free to any part.—Thompson and Shackell, Ltd., Central Music Warehouse, Wyndham Street, Bridgend. ORGAN, by Estey and Co., Solid Walnut Case, mirror top, 10 stops, 4 one-fifth sets of reeds and couplers, 2 knee swells. Price, only 22 guineas, payable at 118. 6d. per month. Guaranteed, tuned, and delivered free to any part.—Thompson and Shackell, Ltd., Central Music Warehouse, Wynd- ham Street, Bridgend. ORGAN, Walnut Case, 7 stops, couplers, knee swell, See. Price, only 12 guiueas. pay- able at 7s. 6d. per month. Guaranteed, tuned, and delivered free to any part.—Thomson and Shackell, Ltd Central Music Warehouse, Wyndham Staeet, Bridgend. HARMONIUM, Walnut Case, ivory keys. n Price. on!y 5 guineas, payable at 4s. per month. Guaranteed, tuned, and delivered free to any part. Thompson and Shackell, Ltd., Central Music Ware- house, Wyndham Street, Bridgend. ARMONIUM, Walnut Cose, and all latest improvements. Price, only 6 guineas, payable at 5s. per month. Guaranteed, tuned, and delivered free to any part.—Thompson and Shackell, Ltd., Central Music Warehouse, Wyndham Street, Bridgend. TUNING aud~REPAIRING. Thompson and Shackell, Ltd.. have a large and experienced staff of tuners from Collard's, Broadwood's, Kirk- man's, and other eminent firms, and are prepared to send any distanoe on the shortest notice. Price lists of Pianos, Organs. &c.. sent post free on appli- cation. The largest pianoforte dealers in the Kingdom. Note the address:—Thompson and Shackell, Ltd., Wyndham Street, Bridgend. 1019 WHEELBARROWS.— FOR SALE, 200 W •fcr-mg and well-made; price 12s. eaoh.— leokirnt and Snn. Timber Mwchants, Hridvend. [2878 TALENTINES I-FANCY and COMIC Splendid Assoitmeut at R. H. DYKR'S, Printer, &e., 20. Queea-etreet, Bridgend. 1375 ONG RED MANGOLDS FOR SALE; 18s. per ton en field, 20s. on rail.—Superintendent* Cottage Homes, Bridgend. 1376 ,1- SITUATION WANTED, by a YOUNG MAN ean manage oows and horses understands gardening; good references total abstaiuer.— Apply, W., Gazette Office, Bridgend. 1377 wanted for about 12 months.—Apply (by letter in confidence) Money, Qcuzctie Office* 1364 To Be Let. < i TO LET, Three VILLAS in PARK STREET, JL BRIDGEND; best situation in Town.- Apply Chas. Jenkins and Son, Timber and Lime Merchants, Bridgend. 437 Up<LANAFON," BRIDGEND (now in the vJT occupation of J. M. Randall, Esq.) with Stables, &c.. adjoining, TO BE LET on LEASE, from November let, 1895. Also, "CAE-COURT," BRIDGEND (now in the occupation of C. Price Davis), TO BE LET on LEASE (with option of purchase), from let June, 1895.-For terms and conditions apply to C. Price Davis, Cae-Court, Bridgend.. 1028 TO BE LET or SOLD, by the 1st of April next, a Ten-roomed HOUSE, being 39, Coity-road, BRIDGEND.—Apply on the premises. 1325 TO LET, PARC LE BREOS FARM, near Swan^pa, from Lady-day next. This farm, which is largely rich pasture land, comprises 289 Acres, and has hitherto been in the occupation of the landlord, the late Lord Swansea, on which his famous herd of Shorthorns was kept.-Apply, L. D. Nicholl. 4, Trinity-place, Swansea. 1233 TO LET, TWO DWELLING HOUSES, in Nolton Street, Bridgend.—Apply to J. H. Williams, Fair View, Bridgend. 1307 RIDGEND.—TO BE LET, a Large SHOW or STORE ROOM.—Apply, Robt. Evans, Auctioneer. 1353 FARM.—TO BE LET, on or before Lady i Day next, on Gnoll Estate, Neath, a HILL FARM, comprisllg 119 Acres.—For further parti- culars apply to S. T. Col vile, Gnoll Estate Office, Neath. 1351 "VTEATH.—TO LET, large SHOP and 5 rooms -Ll above, in central part of the town rent j625. —Apply Edmund Law, Neath. 1360 SALEROOM to LET, for long or short periods prominent part of town auctioneers can do well.-Apply E. Law, Neath. 1361 Wanted. WANTED, a Good GENERAL SERVANT • must have a good character. — Apply, Mrs. Michael Davies, Brynarlais, Bridgend. 1218 AGE N T S WANTED to push First-class A MACHINERY OILS. Liberal Commission —Box 31, Post-office, Liverpool. 1232 WANTED, at once, Good GENERAL IT SERVANT; washing put out.-Apply, Mrs. Evans, Star Hotel, Bridgend. 1337 WANTED, a TRAVELLER to Represent a Brewery in M*eateg and District.—Apply with testimonials, &c., to the Secretary, Ely Brewery Co., Ltd., Ely, near Cardiff. 1309 WANTED, Feb. 11th, Good GENERAL SERVANT over 23 preferred good wages to suitable person. Apply,. stating reference, Hookey, Coity Road, Bridgend. 1308 HOUSE, Furnished or Unfurnished, WANTED in BRIDGEND or Neighbourhood, or PORTHCAWL, consisting of Diniug and Drawing Room, five or six Bedrooms, with small Stable and Coach-house. Apply, stating lowest terms per annum, to A.B., Gazette Office, Bridgend. [1292 DRESSMAKING.—WANTED APPRENTICES D and IMPROVERS.—Apply W. C. Edwards, draper, Duuraven House, Dunraven Place, Bridgend. 1365 WANTED, a Good WHEELWRIGHT.— Apply, Joshua Jones, wheelwright, Laleston, near Bridgend. 1369 WANTED, a t,mall BILLIARD TABLE cheap. —Apply, Laurence, Ogmore Villa, Bridgend. 1353
,Birtts, warringto, aiiir e- Notices of Births, Marriages, and DeatJis (not ex- ceeding Twenty Words) are eke;-yed One Shilling; and Sixpence for every mdditional Ten Words or less. MARRIAGES. POPKIN—RICHARDS — On February the 4th, at St. Mary's Church, Cardiff, by licence, Mr. John Henry Popkin, youngest son of the late Mr. Thomas Popkin, Solicitor, Bridgend, to Miss Margaret Richards, eldest daughter of the late Mr. James Richards, Contractor and Licensed Victualler, Newcastle, Bridgend. DEATHS. Ev ANs.-On February 6th, at 45, New-road, Skewen, near Neath, John Evans (father of S. T. Evans, M.P.) in his 76th year. Public funeral on Satur- day next at two o'clock. No flowers.
LOCAL NOTES. (BY 1 GWYNOR.") -0 It is the custom nowadays in certain unen- lightened quarters to refer contemptuously to what some mind, possessed more of creative power than of wise application, has thought fit to dub ologies and "isms." These have come to be looked upon by the common people as terms of reproach. They are bandied about by a frigid world that knows them not. Look at that," say the great big public with withering sneers and perfect scorn, Look at that man with his "ologies" and "isms." They think the man to be under the domination of some evil spirit or some witchlike power. # But popular resentment of ologies" and isms is founded on an erroneous conception of their signification. The popular mind, benumbed and stultified by the rhetorical but phantasmal reasoning of rival politicians and doctrinaires of opposing schools of thought, has come to regard "ologies" and "isms" as the perverse ideas of perverse minds, instead of looking upon them as abstract principles. Take ethnology. What more fascinating subject to cultured minds, and to folk of patriotic sentiments ? But I have broached this subject, not for the purpose of expatiating on its merits, but with a view to mention something else in relation to it. This something else" is a book and the book is Le Galk et sa pays" ("The Welsh- man and his country ") by M. Nestor Robiette, of Briton Ferry. I notice in a French news- paper published in London—" Le Courier de Londres et (le VEurope"—that the author is well-equipped to bring out such a work, inas- much as he has lived long enough among the Cymric race to have had an adequate insight into the secret workings of the temperament peculiar to them. I am speaking now as a Welshman: every race has a distinctive tem- perament, else it cannot claim to be a race. Mark Twain, it is true, has informed the world that there is no such thing as an American temperament; and that the next best thing to it is to be found in the composed Northener and the impetuous Southerner. But who can compare the Americans to the Welsh in the matter of racial idiosyncracies, or distinctive temperaments ? • But I am digressing. I was writing about K. Robiette's book. I'll proceed to speak about 1 M. Robiette himself. I met him at Porthcawl some months ago. and from a chat I had with him I could see that he was a litterateur of no mean refinement and versatility. He was full of Racine, Renard, Richelieu, and such-like all- powerful Gallic intellects. And, alas! I humbly confessed that Wales had produced none such as these Poor Daniel Owen, thought I-to put him-the author of Rhys Lewis—besides these were to put a pigmy beside giants. "Rhys Lewis" may be interesting reading for the unco' guid," the stay-at-home Welsh deacon, and the leading lights of mothers' meetings, but let it once be ushered into the presence of the analytical young men of the Saturday Review or The Bookman-and then—Hum! All hope abandon thee that enterest here My friend of Kodakettes notoriety talked politics in his last week's lucubrations, and for such flagrant infraction of the canons of journalistic independence, I must administer on him a severe rebuke. I have bethought myself how to castigate him in such a way as to bring about those "qualms of conscience" which we hear so much about in this conscienceless age but after due reflection on the frailty of humanity, and the virility of the partizan passion, my mind underwent a great change concerning him, his opinions, and his writings. "And so," said I to myself, my flagellation shall be mild, for all men are liable to sin." I decided to make him cry Peccavi ("I have sinned ") three times; but he refused to do that, and all I cau do is to cry 1'eccavit" (" He has sinned.") But that, I considered, on second thought, was not enough. Here's the alternative poetical arrow:— The man who spinneth Kodakettes, And takes good "snap-shots of good fellews, Should take good caution that he gets Such portraits as did Stead of Selous. You know who Selous is by news, He is a man of world-wide fame And W. T. Stead-of Review o' Reviews Did put his portrait in the eame. Now how can Snap-shot's camera take When blurred by such a party colour ? How can it work-how can it make A face look like "-oh what a muller." The profile's spoiled by crooked strokes, For 'tis by passion's zeal dictated Your portraits, sir, are all huge goaks," Your mind by party spite's inflated. Then oh vile politics eschew, Touch not such bitters any longer; Else you will find that you-yes, you Will not succeed as a camera-monger
LOCAL NEWS. TUTE'S MINSTEELS.—People who want to have a real good laugh, and an evening's thorough enjoy- ment, will do well not to miss the opportunity of hearing Tute's funny combination of minstrels, who will visit Bridgend on Monday next. PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY.—Mr David Richard Jones, son of the Rev. David Jones (Baptist Minister), and apprenticed to Mr Jenkins, chemist, has passed the first examination of the above Society, being prepared for the exam. by the Rev J. P. Jones, Collegiate School, Bridgend. THE VOLUNTEER BAND DANCE on Monday was a very enjoyable affair, and a large number of dancers enjoyed themselves to their heart's con- tent from eight oclock till one the next morning, the music being supplied by Mr Rbys Jenkins, (piano) and Mr R. L. Wilkins (violin), Mr D. Griffiths, Queen-street, looked after the wants of the inner man—and inner woman also. the inner man-and inner woman also. PHRENOLOGY.—As announced in our advertising columns, Mr W. A. Williams, the first and only person in Wales who has won the certificate of "Associate" in 1893, and the Diploma of "Fellow" in 1894, at the Fowler Phrenological Institute, will visit Bridgend on Wednesday, and will also hold private consultations in English and Welsh at Thomas' dining rooms, Quoon-itireet. Mr Williams is a brother of Mr E. T. Williams, R.A.M., our celebrated local trombonist. Miss LOTTIE DAVIES, daughter of Mr Michael Davies, of Park-street, was successful in passing the College of Preoeptors' Local Examination, second division, and gained high marks. She also took honours in the London College of Music examination, intermediate section, and Miss Davies has taken a second class certifioate of merit in the Kensington Looal Examination in French. Miss Davies has received her tuition at the High School, Porthcawl, and previously at the Ashford High School. ANGLERS will be pleased to learn that Mr J. I. D. Nicholl, J. P., of Merthyrmawr, has granted the right to members of the Ogmore Angling Association* to fish over his private preserves en the Ewenny river between the willow beds and Pwll-pen-y-berth. For this concession the Association will pay an annual subscription to the Portcawl Rest, and they will also stock the river every alternative year. The Association will also be shortly putting a consignment of yearling trout into the river, so that altogether the prospects of the disciples of Old Isaac seem to be in a very promising condition. "MR JARLEY"—personified for the occasion by Mr S. H. Stockwood— paid a return vieifc to the town on Tuesday evening, an4 at Newcastle Schoolroom, gave an exhibition of his renowned waxworks. The 'Ifiggers were admirable, and stood with statuesque gravity until wound up by "Jane" (Miss Stockwood). The vocalists were Mrs Riley and Mr C. H. Price Mrs Sankey was at the piano, and a gentleman visitor made a capital;" darkey," and gave a banjo selection. Mr Dieby Williams proved himself a veritable Sandow," and did some exceedingly clever things with heavy weights. Space will not permit of describing the figgers." They were one and ¡ all good. SCHOOL BOARD.-The ordinary monthly meeting was held on Tuesday last, when there were present: Mr T. Stockwood, Chairman, Messrs W. Buckley, John Evans, W. McGaul, and W. Powell.-Applications for increase of ealary having been made by Miss Jennet Gregory and Miss Maggie Evans (assistant-mistresses), it was resolved that they each be increaaed JM per annum., making their salaries .£45 each per annum.—A draft of the security for the proposed loan of £470 for the new Board-room &c., was sub- mitted and approved.-The Board sanctioned a further expenditure of JE10 for giving additional height in the new bedroom of the master a house. A letter was read from the Vice-chairman, saying he was unable to be present, but thanking the members for their vote of sympathy with him in his recent bereavement.
"A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE." r It will be of interest to lovers of the drama to learn that Mr Beerbohm Tree's Company will Serform on Monday next, at the Assembly Rooms, eath, for one night only, the great Haymarket success of last London season, viz., Mr Otlcar Wilde's famous play, "A Woman of no Impor- tance," for the representation of which a powerful company has been engaged. Playgoers will then have an opportunity of judging for themselves the merits of a play which created on its production so great a sensation that it waa styled an epoch making pUy.' The visit of A Woman of no Importance," will undoubtedly be the chief dramatic event of the year, coming, as it does, with a reputation attained by few other plays of recent years. As a play it is a brilliant master- piece based on present time morals and maimers. The subject is humati, and the characters true types of persons met in the everday life of society, who live alternately in the sunlight and shadow of life-at one moment striking the joyous note of j comedy, next sounding the deep diapason of tragedy. The company includes many familiar names, notably that of Mr Frederick Mouillott, ¡ who will enact the part of Lord Illingworth. This eompany is the only one bearing Mr Beerbohm, Tree's name now on tour with this play. It illo expected that Mr Oscar Wilde, the author, will be present.
KODAKETTES. [BY SNAP-SHOT.] I believe that the Gazette i, .rictly independent in matters political and relig: us. Now that word independence, when applied newspapers, is a very queer term. Some people think that in- dependence means the ignoring of both sides, others that it means fair reports and comments on both sides of the question political, and this is the view I am going to take for the present, and I absolve the Editor and the paper from any part or share in of malice aforethought," allowing me to become political for the nonce. What I want to know is this-why should people be bo narrow- minded and bigoted as to suppose that unless their ewn particular opinions—political aud otherwise were advocated and supported a paper must necessarily be the official organ of the other side. Speaking for myself, I am strictly independent- professionally, and, therefore, I claim the right to write what my own ideas are on the subject. Now it came to pass that I went to the Bridgend Town Hall on Saturday, and I heard a speech delivered by Lord Dunraven. There was enough food for thought in that speech to provide one with the capacity for thinking for a fortnight ab least. I heard rousing cheers when the integrity of the Empire was mentioned. Equally loud were the cheers when the statement was made that the Conservative party-as a party-were going to stand by the House of Lords. Very noble of tham, no doubt. Then, again, his lordship was loud in his denunciation of the tactics employed with a view to obtaining the Disestablishment of the Church of England in Wales. This was also very good—but, now comes the point. I suppose there were something like a thousand people present, and I do not think I should be out of the way in saying considerably over nine hundred of them were Conservatives or Unionists. The gentlemen -and ladies-thoroughly endorsed the remarks of the noble lord by their applause, and that being so, I came to the natural conclusion that they were imbued with the true Conservative prin- ciples. That being so, why in the name of all that is wonderful don't they run a Conservative candidate ? It is all very well to cheer a sentence, to applaud a sentiment, but: that won't win an election. Lord Dunraven thinks that a General Election is imminent. If that is the universal opinion, the sooner the Conservatives find a can- didate the better. I don't say for one moment that they will win. I see that we are to be favoured with a visib from a celebrated phrenologist, and aa he is a relative of a townsman, doubtleils his sayings and doings will be all the more appreciated. I have had my bumps read," but that was some years ago, and my fond mother took me to the bump reader in the hope that she would be able to gain some idea as to what walk of life I would be most fitted to walk in. The bump man said I should make an excellent butcher or a capable chemist! I am neither, and I don't think that I have the capabilities of either. I have lost faith in phren- ology, but I'm going to give Mr W illiama a chance, and perhaps he may tell me that I am cut out for a member of Parliament, or something equally good and impossible. We shall see. I am going to Kodak him, and perhaps my Briap-shot of him may be interesting to the public at large. Again, we shall see. I see that a Cardiff gentleman has been making a dead set against the officials of the Bridgend Asylum. I suppose it is another case of Wales for the Welsh," the Simmering Fudge" cry that was only uttered to be ridiculed. I think the time has come when Welshmen may begin to see that they have not got a monopoly of brains. Surely something good can come out of England, Scotland, or Ireland I know Welshmen are loath to admit it, but still it doesn'ti do away with the fact that Saesoneg" occupy responsible positions in Wales. I shall hope to be able to have some- thing to say about the Chaplain question at the Asylum next week, especially as I understand County Councillor T. J. Hughes has used that as a strong argument in favour of Disestablishment. Coming to County Council matters, I have heard that Mr Knox will nob oppose Mr T. J. Hughes for the Newcastle division. I know thab Mr Knox does not believe in fighting these contests on political lines, and that being so, he has shown that he has appreciated sterling worth and honesty of purpose, and though influentially approached to contest the seat, he will nob do so. I hope County Councillor Hughes will get another walk ever. He deserves it. Skating has been all the rage this last week, and fantastic have been the figures cut. Some have shown that they are adepts at the art. Others have shown that it has been easier to skate span a certain tender portion of the anatomy than on anything else. This has been my experience, but I hope to improve in time, provided King Frost holds his sway. I hope he wont. Some good souls have been thinking about those placed in less happier circumstances than them- selves this cold weather, and as a result the soup kitchen has proved a veritable God-send to some of the poer and unemployed of the town. I watched them going to fetch their soup the other morning. There were all sorts and conditions of men and women going to get the nutritious soup -I hope it was nutritious. Great as was the diversity of people, the diversity of receptacles for the warming liquor was still more. Some took tin cans, others took big jugs, whilst others brought indescribable articles. There can be no doubt that the movement was appreciated, and whilst the cold weather lasts it is to be hoped thato the poor-whom we have always with us-will not; be forgotten.
MR. T. STOCKWOOD'S RESIGNATION. —— APPOINTMENT OF A SUCCESSOR. We hare been asked to state that the Magistrates of the Newcastle Division who sib at Bridgend, will to-morrow proceed to the appointment of a successor to Mr. Thomas Stockwood, whose resig- nation as clerk to the justices, after an honourable service of 50 years, we announced in our last issue.
A BLAENGARW POLICE ASSAULT. Ptflice-conotable Scott summoned Ben Davies ,7 of 4, James-row, Blaeagarw, collier, with assault* ing him. On the previous Saturday night the conabable saw the defendanb in Nanbhir-road, Blaengarw, where he was entertaiaing a large crowd by cursing and swearing. Police-constable Scott persuaded defendanb to go home, and on the way he proceeded to assault a deaf mute named Williams. The constable went to the rescue, and himself got assaulted, with the result) that the Bench fined defendanb ii 10s inclustve of costs.