ST CH R 'S WINTER SALE. WINTER SALE.—Our Winter Sale is now proceeding, and will continue throughout the month. Our aim is to dispose of all made-up garments, remnants, and all goods that carry date, or are slightly out of condition N TO REDUCE STOCK,—Owing to the mildness of the season the stocks are heavy, consequently even more generous reductions are made in every department than those which have characterised our previous successful sales. A M A QUESTION.-As the goods offered are all our regular high-grade reliable stocks, the question may be asked Why make such substantial reductions ? OUR REPLY. No matter how nice a garment may look, and no matter how suitable it may seem for a future season, it is against our business method—except during sales—to show anvthino- tW '• r & aoes not pertain to the season in which it is sold. OUR ADVANTAGE.—Therefore it is to our advantage to clear out season's goods at the end of each season, for <• The first loss is the least," and it will enable us to commence the spring with new and imnre^ive w the progress of this sale, and as a result, we shall have your kind recommendations. r & w anc* impressive stocks. We trust you will favour us with freoiipnt vi«itc dnrinn. t SALE of Dress Materials, Blouse Lengths, Jackets, t Costumes, Mantles, Furs, Millinery, Lace t Goods, Hosiery, Gloves, Belts, Ladies' j Underwear, Children s Outfitting. C. Sfac/i/tezu The Shop that Helps Economists I ¿PW,A WW UUILUG SALE of Blankets, Sheets, Counterpanes, Quilts, Household Linens, Curtains, Cretonnes, Table Covers, Flannels, Flannelettes and White Calicoes HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW MARKET P Well then, right opposite is THOMAS EDWARDS, who is holding his WINTER SALE of Drapery, Millinery & Gents' Mercery TO-DAY and during January. if.. if. if if;$: if if: j|c: jfc: £ jfc GET RIGHT THERE, and secure the best pickings. Everything marked to clear I THOMAS EDWARDS (Opposite the Market) Caroline Street, Bridgend Auctioneers' Announcements. B- OWE LL Wl L I, I AM S AUCTIONEER, TENANT RIGHT AND HOTEL VALUER, BRIDGEND. SRTHOWJLL WILLIAMS' AOTQUNOIKBHTS. LLANTWIT MAJOR. WHITE LION AUCTION MART. MR. HOWELL WILLIAMS will hold his next Sale of Fac Stock at the above Mart, on MONDAY, JAN. 28th, 1907, at 12 o'clock noon. Present Entries: 60 Prime FA1 CATTLE. 380 Choice Fat YEARLINGS, 53 Dairy Fed POKK.EKS, BACON PIGS, &c. Further early entries dolicited. 525?, NEWTON COU.?.T, PORTHCAWL. (Within 10 Minutes Walk of Porthcawl Station, G.W.R.) Important Sale of Farming Stock, Iiupltmeuts &c. MR. HOWELL WILLIAMS has been favoured with instructions from Mrs. Mary Wilson (whose Farm has been s^ld), to SELL BY AUC- TION. A3 above, on ITTS^AY, JANUARY 29TH, 1907, the whole of her I nd De,.d FARMING STOCK, IMPLEMENTS, &c. viz. 6 Prime FAT CATTLE & I FAT BULL. 120 Choice FAT Y OAKLINGS. 19 2-year-old STORE STEERS & HEIFERS. 6 Powerful CAKT BOBSES & COLTS. Choice r AI PIG & 1 PORKER. Also about 200 BUSHELS SEED OATS, and a valuable c-ii-,t-ipij of AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. ii < iu.ih.* 2 N. VV. Waggons, 1 Flat Wagon, 2 Carts, 1 Reaper and Binder (Massey Harm), 2 Mowing Machines. (Albion), 4 Wheel Ploughs, 2 Moulding Ploughs, 12 Galvanised Sheep Troughs, Sheep Backs, 2 Turnip Cutters, Iron Drags, Harrows, etc., Pikes, Rakes, etc., sundry Agricultural Tools, several sets of Long and Short Harness and numerous other effects. Terms-Cash for Fat Stock, and three months credit upon the usual conditions on other Lots. Luncheon (by Tinket) at 11.30 a.m. and Sale at 1 p.m. sharp. Full particulars in Catalogues, which may be obtained of the Auctioneer, at his Offices, Bridgend, Cardiff, and Liantwit Major. 5253. ,V.M__C' ir. JOHK MY IDS SALE NEXT MONDAY. BROOK HOUSE, LLANTWIT MAJOR. Sale of Nearly New Household Furniture. MR. JOHN DAVID has received instructions from Mr. Thos. Bradley (who is going abroad) to SELL by AUCTION, on MONDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 1907, VIZ. SITTING ROOM.-Solid Mahogany Dining-room Suite in Leathei. Wicker Chair, Stnokxng Chair, nearly new Piano, Music Canterbury, Overmantle, Walnut Bookcase, Br ass-rail Fender, Suspending Lamp, Carpet Square, Oil Paintings Pictures Marble Timepiece, Sk.n Rug, Copper Kettle and Stand, Window Poes, B.mboo Tables, Linoleum, BEDROOMS —Li«ht & Dark Satin Walnut, Bed- room Suites, 2 Brass i ai! Bedsteads, Single & Double Iron Bedsteads, Wire Mattresses, Box Motottress, Wool Overlay, Milpuff Bed, Toilet Glass, Alarm Clock, Skin Mats, Large Haorth Rugs, Felt Carpeting, Window Poles, Stair Oilcloth and Rods, CTKITCHEN. —N ew 5-ft. 6-in. Dresser with Glass Cupboards, New Deal Tables, Fenders and Irons, Kir-lien Chairs, rtre Stand, Large Bench, Brass GOI.JB, and Sundry other Household Articles. ALSO Quantity Shallots a^i Potatoes, 2 Clipping Machihes, Swinging Lamp, Nickel Spars. Zinc Shed, Fowl Honee, Wire Netting, etc. Sale will com- ^.m. Auctioneer's Offices Cowbridge. b25° PBEMMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. BOROUGH OF COWBRIDGE. ESTATE OF MR RICHARD AUBREY, DECEASED. MR JOHN DAVID will offer for SALE BY AUCTION, at Cowbri.ige, on TUESDAY, the 26th day of EBRUAY, 1907, A LEASEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSE, SHOP AND BAKERY, In East Village, Cowbridge, occupied by Mrs- Edmunds, ami 2 Dwel!ing-hou*es adjoining > also 8 other Dwelling-houses in Crott-etreec, Cowbridge. „ Further particulars will appear in future ad- vertisementp, or may be obtained from the Auctioneer at his officca at Cowbridge or from MESSRS. GWYN & GWYN, 5200 Solicitors, Cowbridge. lOLLIERY Officials, Mining Students, if you study at borne send for syllabus, "Cambrian Mining School," Glanffrwd Porth. Lessons by post. They are cheap, reliable, efficient, and up- to-date. 5143 MICHAEL DAVIES, Auctioneer and Valuer (Fellow of the Auctioneer's Institute of the United Kingdom, Incorporated), 15, WYNDHAM STREET, BRIDGEND. HOTEL VALUER AND GAUGER (20 Years' Experience). AGENT FOR THE BEST FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES. AND FOR THE UNION OASTLF, AIAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY FOB SOUTH AFRICA. All kinds of Stocks and Furniture purchased by Private Treaty. For Sale by Private Treaty Six Freehold Cottages at Bridgend. Villa in Coity Road. 4696 For Sale, a large Boarding Housea at Porthcawl, 20 Rooms, with every accommodation, and close to Beach. 5220 TO LET, Laleston Cottage and Land. 4596 4596 SALE FIXTURES. January 24th.-Sale of Furniture and Safes at the Drill Hall. January 31st-Sale of Household Furniture, Piano- forte, &c, at Green Bank Villa, Porthcawl February bth—Sale of Household Furniture and Effects, at Rose Cottage, Porthcawl SALE NEXT THURSDAY. DRILL HALL, BRIDGEND. Sale of Superior Furniture, Iron Safes, and 1000 Pieces of Wall Paper. MR. MICHAEL DAVIES (F.A.I.) has re- ceived instructions to SELL by AUCTION on THURSDAY NEXT, JANUARY 24th, 1907, several saddlebag and leather suites, walnut and Ameri- can satin walnut bedroom suites, walnut side- boards, dressing chest and marble-slab washstand, I dozen bent-wood chairs, kitchen and other tables, overmantels, carpets, hearthrugs, oil- paintings, 7 fire-proof iron safes, also 1000 pieces of wall paper, sold in lots suitable to purchasers. Sale at 2.30 p.m. and 6 o'clock. 5257 GREEN BANK VILLA, NEW ROAD, PORTHCAWL. Sale of Household Furniture, Pianoforte, &c. MR. MICHAEL DAVIES, F.A.I., baa re- ceived instructions from the Executor of the will of the late George Willows to SELL BY AUCTION at the above address, on THURSDAY, JANUARY 31st, 1907, at 2 o'clock sharp, the whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & EFFECTS, Comprising pianoforte in walnut frame, hair-seated suite of 9 pieces in mahogany frames, mahogany centre table, pier glass, fenders and fireirons, several oleographs, poles and rings, leather seated couch, dining table, 6 chairs in leather, arm ditto, bed chairs and cushions, paraffin lamps, kitchen tables and chairs, oil stove, gas cooking stove in perfect order, nearl) new mangle, 7 iron bed- steads and paliasses, 3 feather beds, bolsters and pillows, 2 milipuff beds, mahogany Pembroke table, several washstands and dressing tables, sets of bedroom ware, cane-seated chairs, towel rails and toilet glasses, large deal wardrobe, stair and floor oilcloths, brass rods, and sundry kitchen utensils. 5258 PMLmiNABY ANNOUNCEMENT. ROSE COTTAGE, NEW ROAD, PORTHCAWL. MR. MICHAEL DAVIES. (F.A.I.) has re- ceived instructions from the Executors of the Will of the late D. David, Boot and Shoe Dealer, to sell the whole of the very old but well kept oak and magohany furniture on the premises, on WEDNESDAY, FEBUABY 6th, 1907. Fuller par- ticulars next week. 5259. EDWARD PREECE (JUNIOR), F.A.A., Auctioneer and Valuer, Public Accountant. 11, NOLTON STREET, BRIDGEND, FOR Sale, Six Cottages at Caerau, also Freehold Jt- Residence close to tOWD of Bridgend, standing in its own ground vacaut possession on com- pletion of transfer if required WH.EJKLBAliEOW9,— FOR SALE, 200 vy atrcmg atid wel.1-made; price 12s. each-cbas JerJrms and Son. Timber Merchants Bridorand. rsaa IRON & BRASS FOUNDRY, BRIDGEND. We are now in a position to supply all kinds of Brass and Iron Castings, including Firebars and parts for all Ag-ricultural Machinery. We also undertake Repairs to Portable Engines and Boilers. 6176 CHAS. JENKINS & SON, BRICKS. BRICKS. BRICKS.-For p ice and quantity apply to Manage!!1, Evans town Brick Works, Tondu. 807 HARRY F. LAMBERT, AAI AUCTIONEER AND VALUER Land & Estate Agent, Accountant. SALES conducted of Estates, House Property, Farming Stock (3 months' credit), Growing Timber, Machinery, Household Furniture (mod- ern and antique), &c. FORTNIGHTLY SALES OF FAT and STORE STOCK in the Cattle Market, Bridgend, the 1st and 3rd Monday in every Month. SALE OF HORSES, CARRIAGES, &c., at the Star Yard, Bridgend, every month. VALUATIONS made for Probate, Mortgage. Sale, Agricultural Tenant Right, &c. Transfer of Hotels, Licensed Gauger. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE in Management of Estates. Ground Rents Collected. AGENT for Life, Accident, Fire, and Live Stock Insurance, also Workmen's Compensation. DX £ 5I0PS„ FREEHOLD AND LEASEHOLD RESIDENCES AND VILLAS in Bridgend to be Let or Sold. Telegrams—" Lambert, Auctioneer, Bridgend." Nat. Telephone 0198. Offices-Prudential Buildings, Bridgend MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT'S ANNOUNCEMENTS, gALB FIXTURES. January 26th-Sale of Brewery Shares at Bridgend. February 4th-Fat Cattle at Bridgend Cattle Market. February —Household Furniture at Bridgend. February —Leasehold Properties at Bridgend. IMPORTANT SALE OF BREWERY SHARES, MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT has received instructions to offer for SALE by AUCTIUN, at the Dunraven Hotel, Bridgend, on SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 26th, 1907, at 3 o'clock, (subject to the conditions of sale to be there and then produced).— FIFTY £10 Cumulative Six.per cenc Preference lihares in the Abergarw Brewery Co. Ltd. TWENTY.FIVE m0 Ordinary Shares in the Abergarw Brewary Co., Ltd. The above Shares will be offerad in lots to suit intending purchasers. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer at his Office, Prudential Buildings, Bridgend. 5261. BRIDGEND CATTLE MARKET. MR*. HARRY F. LAMBERT has received instructions from Mr. T. D. Bevan, Manor Farm, Newton, to SELL by AUCTION at the above Market, on MONDAY MORNING, FEBUARY, 4th, 1907. 10 Grand FAT CATTLE. 50 Choice FAT YEARLINGS. Sale at 10 o'clock prompt. Further entries solicited. 5262. MR. T. J. YORWERTH'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. SALE NEXT TUESDAY. COWBRIDGE MARKET. MR. T. J. YORWERTH will SELL by AUCTION on TUESDAY, JANUARY 22nd, 1907, at 11. 15 a. ni. 10 FAT SHEEP, (Including 2 Fat 3 year old Steers.) 100 CHOICE FAT SHEEP & PORKERS. Auctioneer's Office, Cowbridge. 5251. P Y L E NEXT SALE of FAT CATTLE, SHEEP and PIGS, will be held on MONDAY, FEBURARY 4th. 1907. Early entries solicited. T. J. Yorwerth. Auctioneer. 5228. DUNRAVEN HOTEL, BRIDGEND. MR, J. T. YORWERTH has been instructed by tho Executors of the late Mrs. Jane Joseph to SELL by AUCTION, early in February, FOUR LEASEHOLD DWELLING HOUSES AND GARDENS, Situate at Green Street, Bridgend. Further particulars in future advertisements, or may be obtained from the Auctioneer at his Offices, vow bridge, or of MESSRS. GWYN & GWYN, Solicitors, 5210 Cowbridge. £5 TO 2,5 9000. Strictly Private Cash Advances made immedi- ately on Promissory Note, also on Life Policies on special terms. Distance no object. Trade Bills Discounted at Low Rates. Advances made on Second Mortgage. Apply- VILLIERS LIMITED, 5000 19, Duke Street, Cardiff. MOUliNlNG CARDS may be obtainedab the Gazette Office, Bridgend I EDWARD BRAMLEY, Auctioneer, Land and Estate Agent Tenant Right, Timber, Hotel, and General Valuer. AGENT FOR LEADING INSURANCE COMPANIES. STATION HILL, BRIDGEND, and COWBRIDGE. FOR SALE OR To LET. Freehold and Leasehold Properties in and near Bridgend. Building Land (Freehold) in Grove Road. To LET. Lock-up Shop IN Angel Stieet. Furnished Rouses and Bungalows, Southerndown and Porthcawl. For particulars apply to above. 7391 SALE NEXT WEDNESDAY KENFIG HILL, BRIDGEND. MR. E. BRAMLEY has received instructions to SELL BY AUCTION, at No. 14, School Road, Kenfig Hill, on WEDNESDAY NEXT, JAN. 23rd, 1907, the whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Comprising suite in leather, pier glass, chest of drawers, tables, brass and iron bedsteads, dress- ing tables, washstands, ware, chairs, pictures, books, kitchen utensils, &c., &c. Goods on view morning of sale. Sale at One p.m. sharp. Auctioneer's Offices, Station-road, Bridgend. 5256 Mr. J. RICHARD THOMAS'S ANNOUNOIMJNTS. SALE NEXT MONUAY. THE LLANTWIT MAJOR AUCTION MART. NEXT SALE, MONDAY, the 21st JANUARY, 1907, at Twelve Noon. 65 Prime FAT CATTLE and CALVES. 450 Choice FAT YEARLINGS. PIGS, &c. Also a few lots of Harness, & Farm Implements. J. RICHARD THOMAS, 5266 Auctioneer, Cardiff* TAKE NOTICE that the Bridgend Urban District Council intend, on the 29th day of January, 1907, to Appoint an Inspector of Nuisances for the Urban Dis- trict of Bridgend, at a salary of CI15 per annum for his services, and that such appointment will be made subject to the approval of the Local Government Board. 5224 LAURENCES' PIANO AND FURNITURE (REGISTERED). To remove Dirt and Sweat" and produce a lasting and brilliant Polish to Pianos, Polished and Varnished Furniture, &c. Invaluable to owners of pianofortes. No housewife should be without it. Price 6d. per bottle. Post free 8 stamps. Sold everywhere, or direct from the Manu- facturer- F. W. LAURENCE, 4025 BRIDGEND (Glam). Twenty-fourth Year of Attendance. 10. GRA RA M YOUN G DENTAL LICENTIATE ROYAL COLLEGE SURGEONS, DENTAL SURGEON, Park Villa, Charlotte Street, Park Street, BRISTOL. PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCE BRIDGEND.—Every WEDNESDAY, 11 a.m. to 3 P m., at Mr. John Jones, Pharmaceutical Cibemlst. 27, Caroline Street. CARDIFF.-First and Third WEDNESDAY in every month, 4 to7 p.m., at 11, Station-terrace, Queen St. Efficiency with Moderate Fees. Consultation Free. Painless Operations by Nitrous Oxide Gas. SBISW)L. -Attendance daily, except Tuesday and Wednesday Strayed. STRAYED to Cefncarfan Farm, a Mountain Wether, ear marked. Unless claimed within 14 days will be sold to defray expenses.-D. HOWELLS. 5190 STRAYED to Penyfai, a Run Scotch Terrier. If tk3 not claimed in three days will be sold to defray expenses-Apply, R. Barrows 5238 FOUND, on the Llynvi platform of the G.W.R. Station, Bridgend, a purse containing money. Owner caiiihave same upon applying to the Manager of the S. Wales, Portland Cement and Lime Co., at Bridgend. LI UIIUEA- To the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Llangynwyd Higher, in the Division of Newcastle, in the County of Glamorgan; to Samuel Henry Stockwood, the Clerk to the Justices of the said Division and to John Davis, the Superintendent of Police for the said Division. I, WILLIAM THOMAS, of the Blaengwynfi Hotel, Blaengwynfi, in the County of Glamor- gan, Licensed Victualler, DO HEREBY GIVE YOU NOTICE that it is my intention to apply at the Annual Licensing Meeting for the Division of Newcastle aforesaid, to be holden at Bridgend, in the said County, on the 9th day of February, 1907, or at any adjournment thereof, for the Provisional Grant of a License for the sale of Spirits, Wine, Beer, Porter, Cider, Perry, and all other Intoxicating Liquors, to be consumed on or off the premises, in respect of certain premises to be constructed in lieu of and upon the site of certain houses, shops and premises known as Numbers 1, 2, and 3 Caerau Road, Caerau, Maesteg. in the said County of Glamorgan, of which Elizabeth Thomas, of Brook House, Ferndale, in the said County of Glamorgan, widow, is the Lessee, and the representatives of John Popkin Traherne, late of Coytrahen, near Bridgend, in the County of Glamorgan, de- ceased, are the Freeholders. And I Further State that the said premises when constructed will be known as the Station Hotel," and that the plans thereof have been deposited at the office of Mr. P. J. Thomas, of Bridgend. Architect, where the same can be inspected. (Signed). 5252 WILLIAM THOMAS. PORTHCAWL URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL PRIVATE STREET WORKS ACT, 1892. WE, THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL W for the URBAN DISTRICT OF PORTHCAWL, in the County of Glamorgan, HEREBY GIVE NOTICE— (1) THAT in pursuance of the Private Street Works Act, 1892, we Resolved to execute certain Private Street Works in Quarry Lane, Poplar Road, Brogden's Lane, and House's Lane, New Road, Porthcawl, within our said District. (2) THAT our Surveyor has prepared an amended Specification, Plans, Sections, Estimate, and Provisional Apportionment of the expenses of such Works. (3) THAT WE, the said Council, on the 26th day of November, 1906, passed the fol- lowing resolution, namely:—RESOLVED that the amended Specification of the Works proposed to be done in Sewering, levellil-ig, Paving, Metalling, Kerbing, Channelling, making good, and Lighting Quarry Lane, Poplar Koad, Brogden's "Lane and House's Lane, i-ithiii the Sani- tary District of the Council, and the Plans, Sections, Estimate, and Provi- sional Apportionment relating to such Works now submitted by the Surveyor be, and the same are hereby approved, and that a copy of the amended appor- "tionment charged to each premises be served on the owner thereof." (4) THAT the approved amended Specifi- cation, Plans, Estimate, and Provisional Apportionment, or Copies thereof certified by our Surveyor, will be kept deposited at our Offices, New Road, Porthcawl, afore- said, for one month, from the 18th day of January, 1907, and will be open to inspec- tion at all reasonable times during the said month. THAT within the said Month any Owner of any premises shown in the said amended provisional apportionment as liable to be charged with any part of the expenses of executing the said worKs may, by written notice to be served on us, the said Council, object to our proposals on any of the grounds enumerated in the Private Street Works Act, 1892, Section 7. Dated this 16th day of January, 1907. EDWARD T. DAVID, 5263 Clerk to the said Council. JACOB ~DAVIES" 2 BRLWE~STRLJIT BLAEN, Butcher, Deceased. r. ALL PERSONS having CLAIMS or DEMANDS against the Estate of this deceased are required to send forthwith particulars of such claims or demands to me the under- signed. Dated this 14th day of January, 1907. W. PILGRIM MORRIS, Pontycymmer, 5233 Solicitor to the Administratrix. TVR° DEAD CHICKS.-ARMITAGES DRY AFEED CHICKEN FOOD, the original and the best, to insure success no other food should be given for first 14 days. chickens reared on this food weigh 20 ozs. when 5 weeks old, pullets commence to lay at 5 months, in bags 4d. 8d, Is. 4d. 2s. 6d. 5s. Manufacturers, Armitage Bros., Ltd., Nottiugham., sold by D. Williams and Son, Wyndham-street, Bridgend: J. Wybron, High st. Aberavon: G. Loveluck, Central Pharmacy, Neath. BRIDGEND AND DISTRICT TEMPERANCE COUNCIL. A UAL NIEETING At HOPE SCHOOLROOM. BRIDGEND, on WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23RD, at 3 p.m. Address on Temperance Reform by the REV. J. T. RHYS (Aberaman). Chairman Rev. W. A. Edwards (Rector of Llangau). Admission Free. Discission Invited. Collection for the Council Funds. 5230 BETTWS & DISTRICT Ploughing, Hedging and Banking Competition Will take place WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27th, 1907. on TYLA COCH and CELFYDD EVAN FARMS, kindly lent by Messrs. D. Morgans and Richard Thomas. JOHN D.WIES, Hon. Sec., 5249 Pouybryn, Brynmenin.
,3trt5; fprnaaes. jittfc Ikatfcs. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Mr. and Mrs. George Owen, Coity Road, Bridgend. take this opportunity of tendering their sincere thanks to their neighbours, and other friends, for their warm sympathy and kindness on the ocassion of the death of their beloved and only son Leslie."
The proposal to promote a Bill in Parlia- ment to empower the Ogmore and Garw Council to purchase certain light and water undertakings and to construct the IOllg-dis- cussed Gilfach Bridge has aroused very strong feelings in the valleys concerned. Whilst Gilfach is practically unanimous in agreeing with the Bill on account of the ad- vantage that district would derive, and Og- more Valley has a strong feeling in favour because their supply of light and water might be improved, the Garw population is. generally speaking, opposed to the measure. To a large extent it is a case of valley against valley, and altogether there is not much wonder that feeling runs high. This feel- ing was shown at a meeting of the ratepayers on Wednesday at which a vote was taken to decide whether or not the Bill should pro- ceed. So many ratepayers journeyed from the valleys to Brynmenin, that the chapel in which the meeting was held was crowded to excess. Many came with the determination to create uproarous scenes, and they suc- ceeded in howling down speakers and gener- ally upsetting the meeting. The scenes did not reflect credit on thobIC responsible for them, and were the more lamentable be- cause, unwisely we think, the meeting was held in a place of worship. When the vot- ing stage was reached, the Chairman unfor- tunately decided upon the Aye" and No" system, and gave his decision in favour of the "Ayes," though his verdict was ques- tioned by a number of the ratepayers. We understand, however, that a demand will be made by the requisite number of ratepayers for a poll of the district. It is impossible to gauge the result of such a poll, but we understand that should the ratepayers de- cide to proceed, strong opposition will be offered to the measure when it comes before the Parliamentary Committee. Many of the leading companies in the urban district are opposed to the Bill, ana if they can show that nearly half the rateable value is op- posed, it is extremely unlikely that any Par- liamentary Committee will pass the measure. In such a case, the large expense already in- curred, and the much larger expense to be incurred, would go for nought. Mr. J. Howells raised the question at a meeting of Maesteg District Council of en- larging the Town-hall. The building, whilst of an ornate description, and an architec- tural feature of the place, is very deceptive in accommodation. The hall is not nearly large enough to accommodate an audience such as Maesteg can bring together on a number of occasions every Jt:\ar. It is much too small for important eisteddfodau, large bazaars, or any great meeting of workmen. While the hall is inadequate for these occa- sional gatherings, the Market-hall under- neath is found too small week by week when market day comes round. So that an ex- tension of the building would be of advan- tage in both directions. The time has cer- tainly arrived when a populous place like Maesteg should have at its command a large building, where meetings can be held and people assemble on a common platform, and as an extension would be unlikely to fall upon the rates, the sooner it is taken in hand the better. Last week we published a report of an in- quest held at Maesteg on a child who had died from burns in consequence of his flan- nelette nightdress getting on fire. The danger of flannelette is a hardy annual, which comes round regularly every winter, when the majority of these fatalities occur. But in spite of the coroner's repeated warn- ings, and the prominence given to the sub- ject in the Press from time to time, mothers go on purchasing this inflammable material for their children. During the last few days inquests have been held at Caerphilly and Penarth, as well as in the Llynfi Valley, upon children whose lives have been sacrificed to this cause, and Mr. Howell Cuthbertson at Maesteg stated that last year he held 52 in- quests on children under seven years of age who had died from burns and scalds-a good many of them being due to the wearing of this material. If figures were collected from the whole of the country of the sacrifice of infant life from this cause, they would be nothing short of appalling. It appears that this material can be procured, at a penny extra per yard in a non-inflammable form, but, either through carelessness or ignor- ance, the inflammable stuff is still chiefly sold. It is a great pity that there is no Act of Parliament regulating the manufacture of this material, and probably not until such Act exists will the lamentable death-roll be decreased.
LOCAL NEWS. The Celebrated Lip ton's Teas and Provi- sions may be had of the Sole Asrent for BriJ end.—T. Woodward, near The Bridge. THE ANNUAL BALI. in connection with the Bridgend Detachment of the 2nd V.B. Welsh Regiment will take place on Tuesday, 22nd January, 1907. ORGAN RECITAL, Nolton Churoh, Mondav, January 21st, at 8 o'clock. Tenor, Mr. Tom J. Davies, late conductor Cardiff Harmonic I Society; Violinist, Mr. J. Rees. Port Talbot. Organist, Mr. D. Howells. silver collection. MISSION SERVICES.—A nine days' mission, conducted by the Rev. Geo. Brain, of Car- diff, was commenced at Hope Chapel on Sun- day last, and will be continued until Mon- day next. A hearty invitation is extended to our readers to attend these services, which commence on week evenings at 7.30, and on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6.dO p.m. On Sun- day afternoon at 3 o'clock there will be a special service for men only: while on Mon- day evening at 7.30 Mr. Brain will give his well known lecture, entitled, "From the Cradle to the Cross." 5236 RECEIVING ORDEK.—A receiving order under the Bankruptcy Acts has been made in the matter of Owen Power, 43 Park-street, Bridgend, debt collector. HOCKEY.—Bridgend met Aberavon yester- day at Park Fields, and after a hard game the locals ran out winners by 3 goals to 2 goals. Price Jenkins scored both the Aber- avon goals, while Roy Jenkins, F. C. Coath, and G. O. Williams scored for Bridgend. BILLIARDS.-At the Ogmore Club on Tues- day night, Mr. Fred Bateman, the Midland champion, played a match of 7'X) with MT. Robert Griffiths, the steward of the club, the champion conceding 300. Griffiths led all through, winning easily by 204. The chief breaks were: Bateman, 78, 72, 50 and 47; Griffiths, 54, 47, 43, and two 33's. There was a good attendance of onlookers. DRAUGHTS. Bridgend Y.M.C.A. met Messrs. Geo. Singer and Co. at the Y.M.C.A. Rooms on Monday. Scores:—Y.M.C.A.: W. McAllister, 2; J. James, 3; W. T. Jones, 3: J. T. Phillips, 3; R. Watts, 1; E. J. Thomas, 1; total, 13. Messrs. Singer and Co.: G. Singer, senr., 1; A. Littlewood, 0: D. Gregory, 0; D. G. Evans, 0; G. Singer, junr., 2; D. Singer, 2; total, 5. ,SOCIA,L.-At the Congregational School- room on Wednesday evening a successful social. which had been organised bv the young ladies of the church, was held, a pleas- ant innovation being a "dumpling supper." There was a good attendance of members and friends. After the supper, Mr. J. L. Strad- ling took the chair, and a eapital programme was carried out, several interesting competi- tions taking place. AIR RIFLE COMPETITION.—An exciting shooting competition was held at the Y.M.C.A. rooms on Monday, the Y.M.C.A. being opposed to Messrs. Singer and Oo.'s. Club. The game resulted in a victory for the Y.M.C.A. by 18 points. Scores: Y.M.C.A.: J. Atkins, 28; R. Watts, 29; T. Llewellyn, 15; A. L. Ward, 27; F. G. Harris, 24; H. Davies, 19; total, 142. Messrs. Singer and Co.: G. bmger, senr., 15; D. Gregory, 21; A. Littlewood, 26; D. Evans, 22; G. Singer, junr., 28; D. Singer, 12; total, 124. WESLEY GUILD.—The devotional meeting is an essential feature in the working of a Wesley Guild wherever existing, one such gathering as a rule taking place in each month. At a meeting of this character held a few days since at Wesley Church, Mr. E. Preece spoke briefly but forcefully, upon Decision. A good number were present. On Tuesday last the president, the Rev. R. Odery, took the lead in a science evening, choosing for his subject The wonders of insect and of plant life as seen through the microscope." An interesting series of slides was exhibited at the close of the address. COUNTY COURT REGISTRAR S JUBILEE. INTERESTING PRESENTATION TO MR. T. T. LEWIS. It is not, perhaps, generally known that the much respected Registrar of the County Court of Bridgend has occupied that import- ant position for over 50 years, but this in- teresting fact did not escape his professional brethren, and a pleasing but simple cere- mony took place at Cefn Glas on Friday last, when Mr. Lewis was the recipient of a pre- sentation made by his professional brethren in the district and county. Those present included Mr. W. R. Randall, Mr. S. H. Stockwood, Alderman T. J. Jtiughes, Mr. D, T. W lillains, and Mr. Harry Lewis, the two last-named gentlemen being the hon. secretaries of the presentation move- ment. The presentation consisted of a very handsome and massive silver bowl, bear- ing the inscription Presented to Thomas Tamplin Lewis, Esq., by his professional brethren as a memento of his 50 years' service as registrar of the County Court, Bridgend: July, 1856, to July, 1906." Mr. Randall made the presentation in a few well-chosen words, referring to the uni- formly kind and friendly relations that had existed between the learned registrar and all who came in contact with him during the many years that he had held the import- ant office. lie expressed a wish for his future well being.—Mr. Lewis feelingly res- ponded. It is interesting to note that Mr. Lewis is the second registrar of the Bridgend County Court since the establishment of such courts in 1846.
OGYlORE AND GARW BILL. MEMORIAL TO THE EXAMINEE. A memorial has been presented to the Examiner of Private Bills in opposition to the Ogmore and Garw Urban District Council (Water Supply, etc.) Bill passing the Standing Orders stage. The memorial is signed by the chairman of the Llantrisant and Liantwit Fardre Rural District Council, the chairman and two other members of the Llantrisant Parish Council, and by twenty- two residents at Gilfach Goch. The allega- tions in the memorial are all directed to the one point that the notices for the Bill do not correctly state the objects of the inten- ded application to Parliament for the Bill as required by the Standing Orders." The memorialists expressly set out Clauses 22, 24, 28, 57 and 60 as all containing powers- in excess of those mentioned in the Parlia- mentary notice. These clauses deal with the purchase of mains and pipes, the power to enlarge and extend the reservoirs and waterworks belonging to the Council, the right to impond and appropriate waters, the power to dredge and deepen the bed of the River Ogwr Fach, and the power to make bye-laws with respect to the bridge proposed to be authorised by the Bill.
GILFACH GOCH. College of Violinists.—We are pleased to record the following successes in violin play- ing:-Miss Frances Bittens, Llwynypia, 3rd grade, 85 marks, and Albert Husbands. Tonypandy, 2nd grade, 84 marks. Both are pupils of Mr W. J. Matthews, A.C.V.. I.V.M., Gilfach Goch. who invariably has the grati- fication of seeinfr his pupils successful.