FRIDAY, J A N U A RY 1 Oih^ 1903. Some interesting facts were given at the annual dinner of tho Oddfellows of the Bridg- end district on tho strength and importance of the Manchester Cnny and the iervicts it is rendering to the working clar-es in all parti of the world. There are over a million members, with capital funds amounting to 134 mlib011s. and. owing to the care exercised in the control of the finances, the Society is actually able to give moii4 in benefit than ix receives in -contributions. Like other sub- stantial benefit societies such as the Fores- ters, Hearts of Oak, and Bath and West of England, the Oddfellows has j;roved of incal- culable benefit to thorn,;uid> during "rainy days." It is a pity that the Bridgend dis- trict is not making more rapid .strides in membership; it is even doubtful whether it is increasingin proportion to the population. But there is no doubt that Bridgend is having only tho same experience as many other districts in the country. Young men are not ao keen en joining registered friendly societies as wore their fathers. One of the reasons is the unfair competition of dividing societies or slate clubs. The slate club i.> >an admirable society fov a working-man to join as an additional help in time of -ickncEs when a man feels that his allowance from his per- manent society would be insufficient for his needs. Members of the.se societies secure for a few weeks fairly substantial allowances in cases of sickness for a comparatively modest contribution, and at the end of the year the money not absorbed in sick and funeral pay- ments is divided between the members. This is .system appeals to a number of men. who .re- fuse to consider the possibility of long or per- man-ent illness, ill which, cases these clubs would be of no assistance. We should hesi- tate before designating slate clubs improvi- dent; they have justifed their existence in the great financial help given to their mem- bers in time of need. But the benefits which the slate clubs confer or > temporary only, and such clubs cannot be "egarded in the same light as permanent societies whose substantial c.a.pitals make them able to aid their members during long periods iu vhich tliey are unable to follow their employment. Many men who ¡ have joined these societies without taking the forethought to also spek the brotherhood of the permanent societies, have, during a period of storm and .stress found- that they had been living in a fool's paradise. The Garw A alley .seems doomed to Inve experiences of a tragic character. The pa^t year will be- remembered as Black 1907. Fcr the first few inoirtns fatal accidents occurred in the collieries to the extent of one every fortnight, almost at regular in terra]. and these culminated in the drift disaster in which two men lost their lives. In the latter part of the year there were pen-fions at which the valley—'and, indeed, the v. 'eie dis- t,.ict-tocd aghast. Painful revelations at an inquest on a young woman were p-nrt'v re- sponsible for the inauguration of a moral it v crusade to endeavour to counteract the vice I which, it was known, was going on in the valley. Then came the sen<ation-ii matricide the terrioie and sordid cireninstances of which are still fresh in the public niemorv. It was hoped that when Black 1907 had breathed its last, the Garw wouid experienr- a peaceful^and more plea-ant period. But the Nen Year was only four davs old when the vaiioy va; shocked by yet another ser^ I tion. This incident js. fortunatelv, of a I miHi'.T character than some of those with which the valley has rung in the last twelve months, and the results are not likeiy LO be of a vor-v serious character—though this seem., to be no fault of the porp<trator of the ciurage. On Saturday night a brutal jttaek Was mac: on a deicivceiess womnii ie lie-- own bouse by a man, who was euvered with a white sheet. Whither the s'.( ei wa, u to prevent identification or whether The in- to prevent identification or whether The in- truder hoped to frighten the v.-omau into un- consciousness is not known, but ir is probable that the object of his visit To the house- vas burglary. L, this object the man was de- fcate'j, and lie lend to make a hasty retreat from the 110use by a back way. Unfortun- ately the culprit made good his escape umlrv tho cover of darkness without being reeog- ui.,ed, leaving only a slender clue in thedian.- of a poker, which has up to the mv'e.nt fabccl to be cf any service in tracing him. Particulars of what the new Territorial Army is to be like are gradually beeomie.e kno^n. but the details w;!l remain for the OLII Assetiations in t-oiptve of formation to aiiange. Glamorgan tvdi be required under the scheme to supply 210 officers and I 0./C6 n0n-commissioned officers and men. or ¡ 111 other ivords, a little more tluiri one-fifth of the Welsh division, which will reprint' ad arms in the service. The Yeomanrv, it ia assumed, will remain undisturl>cd. but a con- assumed, will remain undisturl>cd. hut a con- siderable alteration will be made in the other branches of the service. There will h-.> lesv infantry, more artillery, and vari-jcs br-.nches of the service which do rot :it. nresen1, exist in the county will be raisr-d. It would appear 'I from particulars already to hand that* the corps in Bridseml, Maesteg, and. the V^ie of Glamorgan will be considc-ably affected bv the rew airnngc-mcuit. So far as the 2"d Glamorgan R.G.A. is concerned, it is j li.n'ouied that the battalion wtll be reduced to -companies in the Cardiff district, and in this case the Bridseixl Companv will pr<v babiy be transformed into some other kind of I artillc-ry. The three infantry battalions are to be vaned to two ordinary and one cyclist I battalions, .and it is suggested that thrv 2nd V.B. Welsh, w hich includes conm-enies with heac-quarte-ns at Bridgend. Maesteg, and Llantwit Major, will be disbanded, and that its place will be taken by a cyclist battalion with headquarters probably at Bridgend. Of course, the re-arrangement is still in its em- bryonic stage, and what may eventually be settled is not certain. Tlia-t any re-ar- rangement such as that put forward would detrimentally affect the Volunteer movement in the district for some time to come there can be no doubt. Probably Bridgend would have little difficulty in raising a company of cyclists, because until recently half a com- pany had its headquarters here, but "whether companies of the kind could be raised at Maesteg and Llantwit Major—at any rate for some time to come—is doubtful. They would have to be composed. in a great meas- ure. of recruits, as many of the older Volun- tee," would not be prepared to undertake the h am rug of new drills and manoeuvres pecu- har tc- this branch. With l"cgard to the con- ditions of service under the new scheme, it does 1:0t appear to "a.ry very considerably from what was required under the old I scheme. A fortnight's camp will be held in plaee of a week's encampment, but it will not be compulsory in the strict sense of the term. The only difference in this respect is that AVH"reas the old Volunteer had to state whether he WOULD go to camp, the Territorial so-luier w ul have to state that he WILL NOT go to camp, and give some reasons for declining. In other respects, too, there will be ve-rv little material difference in the conditions of ser- vice. A correspondent calls attention to an inci- dent whiCii he has witnessed in connection w it-it the management- or the Bnd-gend Free Libiary. Some gentleman, unnamed but apparpn-dy authorised, elected from the building on tiiday five or six men whom he ■alleged were tramps. Our correspondent questions whether the gentleman referred to y as within his legal rights, and infers- that it was a cruel proceeding to turn these men out into the eold of Friday last. Upon the legal asppct of the question we are not quali- fied to give an opinion, and the cruelty or not of the proceedings on a frosty day depends i I'(,*v upon the question of whether the men had sufficient copper- to cam an en- trance to the common lodging-house. But we think there can be no two c-oinioiis about the- wisdom of keeping public institutions of the kind free from Tired- Tims and Weary Wiines. The greatest argument used against the adoption of the Free Libraries 1 Act in Bridgend was the statement that it would only be a refuse for tramps. Free Library authorities all over the country have experienced trouble with these undesirables, who frequent the buildings, if allowed, net for the purpose of reading, but for sleeping, eating, or idling away their ill-spent time. We refer, of course, to the Won't Works, not the genuine Out-of-Works, because the latter seldom get into such a disre mi table state as to be confused with professional beggars. To keep these people from the b-uildtng as much. I ■as possible is not only desirable, but essential 111 the interests cf general readers. The ap- pearance of tramps in the building frightens II: people away on sanitary grounds.
LOCAL N h w S, The Celebrated Lipton's Teas and Provi- sions may be had of the Sole .trent for briàg- end—T. Woodward, near The Bridge.
COTTAGE HOSPITAL.-The matron acknow- ledges with thanks receiving: Rabbits from Mre. Ebsworth (Llandough Castle) and Mr. R. W. Llewellyn; two fowls from Mr. Keylock; pheasants from Mr. Nicholl. Merthyrmav.-r. and venison from M". Henry Randall. ALo an anesthetist's stool from Mr. Tom Arthur. Park-street.
LaTIn AND LADY DUN-RAVEN, who have be n entertainiug friends at Adare Manor. Limer- ick, arrived in town on Monday, and for the next few weeks will be at o Chesterfield Gar- dens. which they have taken from Lord Donoughmore. for the marriage of their daughter. Lady Aik-eii Wyndhain-Quin, and Lord Ardee.
HOCKEY.—The following team haf. been select! d to play against Swansea G.W.R., ot Brid.ger.d. on Saturday next, and asraiust Csmliff I 11 iveisity College, at Cardiff, on tile Wednesday following :—Goal, H. Rail ion; backs. G. Cameron and Dr. Low lruf-bo-cks. i E. Lewis, T. C. P. Mul<and W. Ran- -c' til forwards. A. L. Ward. F. C. Coath. V. A. Pi-ercy uapt.i. A. Gaylard, H. I!"es. R-e- -ei'ves. for both matches, J. il. C'oand, G. H. Burgess, W. Edwards, W. Jenkins. J. Dyer, and T. B
FIRE AT LLANGEWYBD ROAD. OT. Friday afternoon a fire was discovered i-n the roof of a. thatched cottage in Llanae- wyda-road, occupied by Mrs. Atkins. An aW was given, an.d Inspector Evans, Sergt. W. David, a-nd other policemen attended: but as ,he Fire Brigaoe were quickly on the spot the services of the police were unneeessarv except fcr protecting the firemen A hvd- ra.r.t was used in, the first instance, but. it was found that t.lw pressure of water was insuffi- cient to reach the roof cf the cottage owi'na' to the elevation of the road. A mess-age was sent to the VUter Company, and increased pressure was put on, :lni! the m-amial was, brought up the hill. Meantime, the firemen hgao got to work with buckets of waiter. Owing to the thickness of tue thatch—about o-rt.—it was found- quit impossible to quickly ■a*.unguis** the. fire, wi h Kept on smoulder- ing, and means were akerL to prevent its spreading to the h,es adjoining. The thatch was cut away between the sniouldier- 1ng cottage and the cottage ad-joining, and part of the slates were taken off the roof of the house of Mr. John Mcrgan (kte builder) on the reverse side, and the contents of a Mini- max extinsruisher brought. up from Mr. Mor- gan Stradling's premises were, played upon, it. In this way the Brigade, were able to wildly prevent the fire from sri reading, but. it was nearly elewen o'clock before the roof of the burning cottage was thoroughly extin- guished. This was only done after"practio ally aJl the thatch had been nulled off by means of pikes and water poured upon it. Great credit is due to the Tire Brigade for their services, a number of the men being engaged from 3 o'clock until the fire was out.. The officers present were Mr. Morgan &trad- ling rhon. captain). Mr. J. Hodder"(captain;), M,r. T. Davies (first lieutenant), and Mr. Ben Tno-mas (s<_vcr?tary). Mr. Tom Lewis ren- dered specially good aid in claying on he burning material. A number of volunteers lent raiuable help to the brigade in pumping, etc.
BRIDGEND PUBLIC LIBRARY. To the Editor. I Si-—An incident occurred at the above institution on Friday evening ivhich ha.5 set me thinking, and upon which I should much I like to have an opinion from 211-, of your numerous readers. While- I &aT, reading a paper, a well-known Eridgend gentleman. entereO-. followed by a policeman, and, i.n a loud voice, ordered five or six men who were reading the papers to "Come, out,adding "This place is not for tramn-s, but for the ratenavers of Bridgend." 11'02 men immediately obeyed, one- of them remarking as he walked out, We are sea- men'"—and they looked it. H-?d the. incident occurred in June and not on that bitterly cold night, possibly it should have passed unnoticed. Did the gentleman a.ct within his rights?— Yours, etc., Pencoed. D. JENKINS. ———VV
BRIDGEND CROUP OF SCHOOLS. The ordinary meeting of the managers of the Bridgend Group of Schools was held on the 2nd inst., when there were present Rev. J. Harold Williams (presiding), Mrs. PowcH, Bridgend: Messrs. G. Sibbering Jones. C.C., John Grace, Port-ucawd: Daniel Jenkins. Ruthm Griffith Edwards. Llwyniwrch'; R-ev. Owen Danes, Llantwit Major, and Rev. Stephen Jones, Trees; with the clerk (Mr. E. P'reece, junr.). ATTENDANCE. j Tho reports of the attendance officers were presented, and showed that the percentages in the district were not equal to last month on acc-ount of wet weather and prevailing ppidemics. P.T. CENTRE. I The report- of the headmaster of the Tondu Pupil Teachers3 Ceart-re was read, and the managers considered it satisfactory. An 1111- provement was manifest in the position of those tea.cbe.rs whose returns were unsatisfac- tory ill the last examination. The Chairman was requested to see some backward students, end inform them that the managers desired an improvement to be shown by t-hetii in the next report. ST. MARY ilILL SCHOOL. Ot- A report of Jti.At. Inspector was re-ad call- ing attention to the following requirements at this school:—-(1) The necessity of keeping the staff up to the requiied strength by the appointment of an additional supplementary I tpach( r.: (Z) imperfect ventilation (3) no supply of di'iiilviug water; (4) provision of fiivguardis. It was resolved that the atten- tion of the Education Committee be. cailcd to No-s. 1. 2, and as matters of importance. The other matter was left in the hands of the clerk and Mr. Darnel Jenkins, with authority to purchase- suitable guards. LOAN OF SCHOOLS. The loaTi of Pencoed School w as granted to MT. Fred Harris for heiding religious ser- vices fcr 12 Sundays, and to Mr. D. Thomas icr a- concert. Cefn Crthbwr School was granted to Mm W illiam Rowden fcr a cantata. An application for the loa.n of St. Athan School was made ^y Mr. F. Scarle on heh-aif of the Ivorites' Ciub for holding fortnightly meetings of that body for 12 months.—Be- so'lved that the application be acceded to, the terms to be the special ones mention, d in the regulations, viz., one guinea for the year, ex- elusive of light, fuel, and cleaning. PLOUGHING MATCH. The headtea'Cbe- of CornrNy School applied ior a holiday on the 15th inat.. the occasion being the Pyle and District Annual Piough- ina Match. The request was granted. APPOINTMENTS. A letter was reaa from the Education Com- mittee intimating that Mr.- Job Baker. Nantyme-e:, bar: been appointed head teaehtr of Porthcavid Council School. A number of applications were received for the pott of cle-aner at this school. On the Ion of Rev. Stephen Jones, .seconded by Mr. D. Jenkins. Miss S. A. Lewis v.-as ap- point, J, NEW SCHOOL. A letter was read from Mr. T. Minse! Franklen (clerk to the Glamorgan County Coiu'iei) enclosing statutory notice, of the in- tention ot the County Council to erect a new school st Cwmfolin. PLTII" TE.ACHE3S. A letter from the Pont irdaw e Group of Schools was read' in reference To the n'ew re- gnlation fcr pupil teachers. They asked that the manag-ers appoint one or more to meet at a conference of managers to consider the ad- visability of protesting against the regula- tions. inasmuch as they impose unfavourable --orcations on chii-dren of the working man, should they dos re tj become pupil teachers. The. Chairman was -appointed to attend ttte conference. NEW EPF CATION BITL. A committee, consisting of the Chairman and the Rev. Stephen' Jones, was appointed to draw up e„ resolution with r*<<r-ard' to the proposed Education Bill, 1908, a.nd the Olei-k was: directed to forward a copy to eadh mau- ag^r prior to meeting.
Auctioneers' Announcements. II 0 W Y\ ILL I A M S AUCTION i'KNANT RIGHT AND HOT UKH. HRIDCEND. FOBTHf OMING SALES, etc. Shares at Bri! ne t d January 18th. Fat Stock at LI intwif Major January 20th. Sale of Furniture a Fo.cycymmer ——— .n Mr. Howel] Williams's Announcements. THE ESTA K "F TH >MAS WiLLUMS, DECEASED. IYflRTANT S\LE OF VALUABLE SHAKES MR. BOW ELL WILLIAMS haa bsen favoured wftli ii-e'ructione from the Executors of tha lace Mr. TLonii-e Williump, Brynmenyn, to SELL by AUCTION, ht i hc- Dunraven Hotel, Bridgend, on SATURDAY, Jm uary 18ib, 1908, at Three o'clock in tin. Aftenroon, the following \pluabla Shares, viz. :— (FULLY PAID) f5 SHARES. AND 20 Xi SHARES (£1 PAID). In the Undertaking bno'.vn as THE OGMORfc VALLEY ELECTRO LIGHT AND POWER SUi PLY COMPANY (LIMITED ) To be Sold in Lots to suit Purchasers. For further p utietilars apply to the AuctioncEr) at his Otfice- at B. tdgecd and Cardiff. 7.547 LLANTWIT MAJOR. WHITE LION AUCTION MART. MK. HOWELL WILLIAMS will hold hia next SALE OF FAT STOCK, at above Mart, OR Monday, January 20th, IOCS, at Twelve noon sharp. Present Entries:- PIL/I 70 380 GRAND FAT CATTLE. CHOICE FAT YEARLINGS. DAIRY FED PORKERS and BACON PIGS. Further Entries Solicited. Auctioneer's Offices, Bridgend, Cardiff and Llantwitl Major. 73i8 The E of Edward Weeks (deceased.) PONTYCYMMER HOTEL, PONTYCYMMER. IMPORTANT SALE OF SUPERIOR AND WELLPRKSERVKD HOUSEHOLD FURNt. TURE AND OTHER EFFECTS. MR. HOWELL WILLIAMS has been fftvoursd with instructions from the Executors^of the late Mr. Edward Weeks, deceased, to Sell by Auction, on the Premises as above, at an early date, the whole of the SUPERIOR AND VALUABLE HOUSEHOLD FUKNITURE & EFFECTS, Comprising the substantial farnishings of Com- mercial, Dining and Sitting Rooms, and the appointments ef bedrooms, viz. :-walnut over- mantels, pier glasses, upright grand pianoiortej oil paintinas and other pictures, mahogany bookcases, oak hall stand, walnut whatnot, leather top tables, casv chairs, mahogany and walnut sideboards, copper vases, ornaments, akin mate, win ow blinds, lace and cretonne curtains, brass window poles and r rings, linoleum, Parisian half-tester bedstead, walnut bedroom suites, plate glass wardrobe, marble top wallbstand, dressing table glass winas, chamber ware, small occasional table mahogany chest of drawers, eider-down quilts and counter- panes, bed furniture, nest of drawers, iron safe (Cartwiight). brass rail fenders and fire screens, oak dfning table, walnut dinner wagon, wicker easy chair, Axminster carpets, dinner and tea ware. kitchen and culinary utensils, &c. THE ELECTRO PLATE, CUTLERY, &e. Comprises:— Carvers and forks, table and desert spoons dinner knives and forks, soup tureens, biscuit barrel, electro-plated epergiie. 3 bottle spirit stand, silver tea-spoons, electro-plated plate baskets, fancy clocks, frnit spoons, electro-plated coffee pots and sugar basins, cream jugs, &c ON VIEW MORNING OF SALE. Further particulars will appear in future advertisements. Auctioneer's Offices, Bridgend and Cardiff 7362 MICHAEL DA VIES, Auctioneer and Valuer (Fellow of the Auctioneer's Institute of the United Kingdom, Incorporated), 15, WYNDHAM STBEET, BBIDGEND. And 21, TALBOT STREET, MAESTEG, HOTEL VALUER AND GAUGER (20 Years' Experience). AGENT FOR THE BEST FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES. THB UNION CASTLE MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY FOR SOUTH AFEIOA. AND FOR The CFNABD STEAMSHIP J neE TO AMERICA asd TO ALL PARTS OF CANADA. All kinds of Stocks and Furniture purchased bv Private Treaty. £ 50 will purchase Villa in Coity Road. Bath, Hot and Cold, balance on Mortgage. 6529 Pianoforte, eboniped cate, iron frame, enamelled front. Nineteen Guineas. <271. A fine Pier Gloss 8 ft. x 4 fb. with earved_c»n- opy. Price Five Guineas. 7272. Bei-t off-era for- A large Shed and Yard at bottom Coity Road, Bridueud, £1 a year ground rent # 7331 A Patent Horse Clipping Machine, cost 7 gns. 7532. SALE FIXTURES. 20th January—Sale of Household Furniture at St. Michael's Road, Maesteg. 2P»rd January-S.Ale of Superior Furniture at Pencoed. 25th January-Sale of Valuable Leasehold Premises at Bridgend Sale of Leasehold Cottages at Heolycne. Sale of Mortar Mill and S H.P. Engine at Morrisfcon. r, ST. MICHAEL'S ROAD, MAESTEG. MICHAEL DAVIES has received in JjiL gtructions from the Official Receiver in .Bankruptcy to SELL BY AUCTION at, the above addre?3 on Monday. January 20fch, 1908, a lot of Superior Household Furniture and Effects. Further particulars next week. SALE OF VALUABLE LEASEHOLD BUSINESS PREMISES AT BRIDGEND. DUNRAVEN HOTEL. MR. MICHAEL DAVIES has received instru- ctions to SELL BY AUCTION, at the above addreea on Saturday, the 25th January, 1908 at o'clock in the afternoon (subject to conditions of i-aleilo be,there and then read). All thoee com- u cdicus and most centrally situated P RE M ISES known as No. 2 Queen Street, (with vacant poss- esion of the part now occupied by the Treasury -as County Court Offices?) A portion of tbepe premises are now let at rentals of X45 per annum The yhole are held under a Leaee foi 99 \m>p frcm 1st May, 1849, at an Annual Ground Rent (,f .£6. For further particulars apply to Auctioneer. 15 Wyndham Street, or to W. E. Lewis, Esq, Solicitor, Bridgend. Mr. John David's Announcements. EAsr ABERTHAW, NEAR BARRY. SALE OF FAT STOCK. MR. JOHN DAVID will Sell by Auction, on MONDAY, JANUARY 13th. 1908, 15 140 PRIME FAT CATTLE. PRIME FAT YEARLINGS. Sale at 10.30 a.m. Auctioneer's Offices, Cowbridge. 7349 COWBRIDGE MARKET. SALE OF FAT STOCK. MR. JOHN DAVID, will Sell by Auction, on TUESDAY, JANUARY Mth, 1908, 15 12 PRIME FAT CATTLE. GOOD PORKERS. Sale at 11.15 a.m. Auctioneer's Office, Cowbridge. 7350 Auctioneers' Announcements. D HARRY F. LAMBERT, A.. A. I 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 let 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 Gatttgr. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE in Qf Estatea. Ground Renfca Collected, AGENT for Life, Accident, Fire, and Live Stock l Insurance, PSISQ Workmen's Compensation. VARIOUS FREEHOLD AND LEASEHOLD RESIDENCES AND VILLAS in Bridgend. Porthcawl, and the Valleys to bo Let or Sold. j Telegrams— Lambert, Auctioneer, Bridgend." Nab. Telephone 019S. Oiffim-Prudential Buildings, Bridgend- BiEiieh C ffins: Aberavon, Porthcawl, and Maestsg. SALE FIXTURES. Jan. lltb, Sale of Hor and Carriages at Bridgend. Jan. 25th.-Freehold and Leasehold Properties, Pencoed. Jan. — Household Furniture at Porthcawl. Jan. — Antique Furniture & China at Bridgend Jan. — Leasehold Property at Penarth. PENCOED, GLAMORGAN. SALE OF FREEHOLD AND LEASEHOLD DWELLING HOUSES. MR*. HARRY F. LAMBERT, has received instructions to offer for Sale by Auction, at the Dunraven Hotel, Bridgend, on SATURDAY, e JANUARY 25th, 1903, at 3 p.m., prompt (subject to the conditions of sale as shall be then and there produced), the following Desirable and VALUABLE FREEHOLD AND LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES: LOT I.-All that Freehold Semi-detached Dwelling House and Premises, situate on Wim- bourne Road, near the Council Schools, Penprisk, Pencoed, now in the occupation of the Owner, Mr. William Millins. LOT 2.—All that Leasehold Dwelling House and Premises, known as Bryn Cottage. Penprisk, Pen- coed, now let to Mr. Thomas Owen at 26s. per lunar month. The above Propertv is held for a term of 99 years, from 1st July, 1905, at the low annual ground rent of £ 1 13-J. Od. Further particulars and orders to view can be had from the Auctioneer, Prudential Buildings Bridgend or from Mr. J. T. Howell, Solicitor, Bridgend. 7358., Mr. Harry F. Lambert's Announcements. STAR YARD, BRIDGEND. SALE OF HORSES, CARRIAGES, HARNESS, Etc. MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT has received instructions from H, A Pringle, Esq., Newcastle House, Bridgend, to SELL BY AUC- TION at the above Yard, on Saturday, January 11th, 1908. lirown Mare, 5 years, 15-1, quiet to ride and drive, and sound. Brown Mare, 15-1 hands, quiet tc ride and drive, and sound. 4-wheeled Dogcart, rubber tyres, makers, Perry & Turner, Bristol. Sale at 1.30 Prompt. Further entries respectfully solicited. Mr. J. Richard Thomas's Announcements. THE LLANTWIT MAJOR AUCTION MART. NEXT SALE, JANUARY 136b, 190S, at Twelve noon— j noon— j 1 65 400 2 Prime Fat CATTLE and CALVES. Choice Fat SHEEP, LAMBS, PIGS, &c. Also Useful Cart HORSES from a local farmer. J. RICHARD THOMAS, Auctioneer, Cardiff. 7363 Mr. T. J. Yorwerth's Announcements.^ COWBRIDGE MARKET. SALE NEXT TUESDAY. MR. T. J. YORWERTH will Sell by Auction, on TUESDAY, JANUARY 4th, 1908, at 11.15 a.m 10 50 PRIME FAT CATTLE. FAT SHEEP. I I Auctioneer's Office, Cowbridge. 7354 I PYLE. MR. T. J. YORWERTH WILL SELL BY AUC- TION, on Tuesday, January 21st, 1908, at 12 o'clock sharp— 25 100 PRIME FAT CATTLE. CHOICE FAT YEARLINGS. Further entries solicited. 7300 (5DWARD pREECE (JUNIOR), F.A.A., Auctioneer and Valuer, Public Accountant, 11, NOLTON STREET, BRIDGEND. For Sale. BRICKS. BRICKS. BRICKS.-For price and quantity apply to Manager, EvanBtown Brick Works, Tondu. 8074 FOR SALE, a Large Stock of Carriage Lamps and Leggings at all prices. An in- ppection invited. — T. J. Yerwerth, Saddler, Cowbridge. 7080 TONDU. FOR SALE Privately, Two Lease- hold Cottages, opposite County Schools, Tondu low Ground Rent; Lease 95 years well huilt; epiendid condition.—Pariicul&rs, apply. J. Morgan, Coytrahene, Tondu. 7204 MILK, excellent quality, 8 to 16 gallons daily, delivered at any railway station.—Jenkin John, Tonerwyn, near Bridgend. 7364 FOrt SALE, Grand Cross-bred Dog, 12 months, Airedale-Sheep, powerful watch-dog; aluo fplendid Spaniel Dog 12 months, both cheap; exchange anything usefuI.-Muliiller, 11, Caer philly Road, Birchgrove, near Cardiff. 7334 GOOD Bath Chair, Lawn Mower, and few piece? of surplus Furniture for Bale privately.— Mrs Noel, Portbcawl. 7305 FOR SALE, good brass barrel cistern draw and force pump, nearly new also nine gallon copper fountain.—Apply, \V- Thomas, We«ttt»d, Porthcawl. 7280 OR SALE, Cow and Ca —T. John, Rathin, F Pencoed. 7321 FOR SALE, a good strong Trap, snit business or pleasure. — Apply, Castlo Hotel, Bridgend. 7324 8 PORKERS FOR SALE.—Apply, W. Mole?, Aberkenfig. 7325 TO BE SOLD, a small Waggonette, in good condition. — App!>, C," Gazette Office, Bridgend. 7089 IpIREWOOD.—Hard Wood Blocks, 1 per cwt., 1 lots of 5 cwt. delivered.—Henry Philips, Central Carriage Works Bridgend. 6739 OATS, MICE, MOLES, COCKROACHES and lv Beetles greedily eat Harrison's "Reliable" Rat Poison, Cats and Dogs will not touch it. Ver min dry up and leave no smell. Prices 6d. la., 3d., & 3s. 6d.. Postage 2d.-G. W. HARRISON, Chemist, 118, Broad Street, Reading, Soki b? Chemist*. Agent for Bridgend: JK. T. Rich iate Williams;, Dunraven Place; Neath: O Chemist*. Agent for Bridgend: JK. T. Rich iate Williams;, Dunraven Place; Neath: 0 Hntcbins, 3. Queen .Street; Aberkenfig: Mrs S Lewis Nantyrnoel: H. Martyn Hughes. 74, O.jjwy Street; Ogmoie Vale, T. Llewellyn—(all Chemists) r MPORTANT TO MOTHERS.—EVERY who values the Health and Cleanliness of her 'hild should use HARRTSON'A R.IIXVBLF" NUB IRRY POMADE. One application kills all Nits AND Vermin, beautifies and strengthens the hair. IU rins, 4 £ d. and 9d. Postage Id.—Geo. W. Harrises, "hemiat, 116, Broad Street, Reading. Agent tn, Bridgend K. T. Rich (late Williams, Dunraven Place Neath: C. Hutch'AA, 3, QUERN Street 5 Aberkenfig W. Lewis; Naotvmoel: II. Martyn Hughes, 74. Ogwy Street; Maesteg: Rhys D. Morgan; Caerau: Gwilyn H. Howells; Ogmore VALETT. Llewellyn Pontycymmer J. H.IHopkins, 75, Oxford Street; Porthcawl Duck, Chemist.— (aS Chemists). 'I 6319 x- I • i ( I I| A Half=Yearly Opportunity> III II to keep you in touch with True Economy. | ||^i C STUCMBERY'S 1! WINTER SAI.E V V ■» -RV TWTTTW" W ™ V T V V JTTH' 'J GJ j To-morrow. Saturday, Jan. 11th. 1908 1 ryup. -IQF-!|j] TJl'Tgl-^ ■tqt'^ if ly I § To be abreast of the times sheer necessity compels us to clear all Winter § Goods to make room for New Spring Stocks. To attain this end we pro- ||| | pose disposing of all our choice winter goods at a sacrifice. The Reductions jj H | in evary department will bear the most severe serunity. Below vou will (Bi I find enumerated a lew items demonstrating our definition of a bargain. f||i WWI To-morrow. Saturday, Jan. 11th. 1908 1 ryup. -IQF-!|j] TJl'Tgl-^ ■tqt'^ if ly I § To be abreast of the times sheer necessity compels us to clear all Winter § Goods to make room for New Spring Stocks. To attain this end we pro- ||| | pose disposing of all our choice winter goods at a sacrifice. The Reductions jj H | in evary department will bear the most severe serunity. Below vou will (Bi I find enumerated a lew items demonstrating our definition of a bargain. f||i Z> 1-71 6g About 250 yards of Dress g Materials in dark colours B (plain and fancy) usual price B i/n-j to 3/11. H Sale price 1/4-J per yard. About 50 Ladies and Childrens' Winter Coats usual prices from 12/11 to 35/ Sale prices 4/11 to 10/6 Good useful garments I About 25 Blouses, ready to j||f Usual prices 2/11 to 9/6 £ n| Sale prices 1/11-^ igS slightlv soiled. 10S I Costumes, Furs, Skirts, Millinery, Hosiery, Ladies' Underwear, If Household Goods, Blankets, Sheets, Counterpanes, Table M Linens, Curtains, Flannels, Flannelettes, etc. j|| j | At substantially Reduced Prices. JS* Kindly pay us a visit, we will make it |^| I profitable to vou. Iftl I We still adhere to S our old custom of offering our own regular reliable. Stocks Only. We buy no goods for Sale purposes. I W R!lJ1 II The Shop "that aids EcoBomists 111 b' c Z"i Wanted. W- A NTED, young Girl to assist in Housework W must be clean, and fond of children,- Apply, Mrs. J. T. Morgan, Glan Nant, Coity ^Fields, Bridgend. 7292 LEADING ASSURANCE CO., making extensive developments, require energetic men, good books given, salary, commission, bona see. — Noddfa House, Coity Fields Bridgend. 7310 WANTED, experienced Servant, no children, comfortable home state wages,— Apply by letter to E," Gazette Office. 7314 WANTED, Apprentice. — Russell Brown, Watchmaker, Jeweller and Optician, Adare Street, Bridgend. 7323 TT/"ANTED, good General, abie to wash, iron, T T and do plain*cooking two others kept — Apply High Corner House, Llanharan. 7304 WANTED, experienced General, not under 25 must be good cook family two reference Apply personally, Miss Williams, 3, Church-street. Maesteg. 7306 WANTED immediately, smart Boy for office— Apply J. & C. Sankey, Bridgend. 73?7 WANTBD at once, good General vServant— Apply Mrs Brewer, Butcher, Br idgend.732,9 WANTED, general Servant.—Apply, Green W Meadow Inn, Liangeinor, Garw Vallev. 734C WANTED, strong Girl as Betweenmaid, wages iilO.—Mrs. Piichard, Pwllywrach, Cow- bridge. 7337 ANTED, good General Servant, age about » » 24.—Apply. Mrs. Leake, Cartrelle, Brvn- mawr PKce, Maesteg. 7345 Gf IRL Apprentice WaDted. to learn Trousers f and Vest, making shorr tern> good wages —Apply, L. Johnt!, 30 Adare Street, Bridgend. 7344 GENERAL Servant Wanted for a Farmhouse; good wag ea given.—Mrs. D, Griffiths, Fern- stone. 7346 GOOD General Wanted, 2 in family middle aged person preferred.—Apply, 32, CoUy Road, Bridgend. 7355 YXrANTEI>, reepectable Lad as Office Boy.— tt Apply J. Haydn Jones, Solicitor, Bridg- end. 7360 WANTED, steady reepectable Man as Gardener and willing to make himself generally use- ful.—Apply Mr. Powell, West Houso, Bridg- end. 7371 WANTED, experienced General.—Apply Mra TT G. Singer, Litchard, Bridgend. 7372 ANTE D, two Geuerale, one to a.^si^t in bar j "Y when required.—Apply Biaenllynfi Hotel, Caerau 7360 To be Let. Cl TABLES to Let, large Coach-houses.—Apply, O C. H. Price, Bridgend. 6707 TO LET.—Brook Villa, North Street, Bridgend; immediate possession.—Bramley, Auctioneer, Bridgend. 7128 FRONT Sitting and Bedroom to let.; best part of town no children; bath, etc.; would suit two gentlemen or ladies-Apvly, "A," Gazette Office. 7355 TO LET, Comfortable Lodgings for one or two respectable young men.—Harris, 75 Ce metery Road, Newtown, Bridgend. 7359 LARGE ana commodious House to let, known as Claremont," Ewenny-road, Bridgend, from the 16th February, 190S.—Apply William Abbott, 3, Coychurch-road, Bridgend. 73G1 FPO LET, House and Shop, or lock-up Shop JL only, in Wyndham-street.—Apply to W. Powell, Rotunda Buildings, Bridgend. 7370 TO LET, Glanavon, Bridgend, with or without stables.—For all particulars, apply, Mra. W. Cooke, 45, Park Street. Bridgend. 7224 TO LET, Comfortably Furnished Sitting Room, and Bedrooms; in the vicinity of Intermediate School.—Apply, X Y.Z," Gazette Office. 7291 HOUSE AND GARDEN TO LET, known as J-L Tynypwnt Farm. Bridgend; rent cheap.- Apply at once, Loveluck, Tynypwnt Farm. 7293 TO LET, 2 unfurnished Rooms.—Apply. 13, Australian Terrace, Bridgend. 7335 TO LET, Grazing Ground at Sunnyside, about 8 acres; plenty of water.—Apply, M. Stradling, Angel Hotel, Bridgend j¡;J Notices. JOHN AUSTIN (DECEASED.) ALL Persons having any chims pgainst the Estate of John Austin (deceased), late ol Greenfields, Laleston, who died on the 17th December, 1907, are requested to send particulars thereof to me, the Solicitor for the Executrix, on cr before the 17th day of January, 1907. R. C. GRIFFITHS, Wyndham Street, Bridgend. 10th January, 1903. 7356 Bridgend Public Library. rpHE SALE OF PAPERS will take place at the X Library TO-NIGHT (Friday) at 8 p.m. M. PATTERSON, Librarian. GLAMORGANSHIRE Annual Ploughing Match. at50ve Ploughing Match will be held on ■ TEUKSDAY, February 23th, at Flemingstone Court. Further particulars later. JOHN MORGAN, 7351 Secretary. CYMRU EAC1 OF THE SOIL. Workman s Hail, Nantynioel One Night only, Sat. Jan. 11th Town Hall, Bridgend One Night only, Mon. Jan. 13th Wor kman's Hall, Blaengarw One Night only, Tues. Jan. 14th Your one opportuni y of bearing the now famous Brother and Sister, the Cambrian Duo TED & MAY HOPKINS The celebrated Welsh Humorists, supported by Eminent Concert Artists. Reseived Seats :38. & 2?., Back Is. (:U' Ticke ts now readvat Messrs. Thompson ancl Shackell's. Concert at S. Carriages at 10. other announcements. 7342. E -B T,-E' '):'S OLYMPIC THEATRE BRIDGEND. Still Open. Pltiyiny Nightly to Crowm-D Audu'iiCiv. Du rin £ the week the following plays will be produced:— Friday. January ]«ti! JEALOUSY. Saturelay. J;umary 11th. on Groat Play sliow- ing; Y Gambler's Fan*; a Pack of Cards; I Will with thg JACK OF HEARTS. Monday, January loth, a NEW Play "vrill hi:' PRODUCWI, •entitled THE CURSE OF CRIME. Tuesday. January 14th. that Beautiful Plav KAZLE KTRKE. W<MLNT«<lay. Jauuary IGtiJ, tbo curtain will rise to a- New Drama, ENTITLED— THE CONVENT BELL. Thursday, January 17th. a Great American Play— LAND OF THE LIVING; Or. The Miner's DREAM. Concluding each evening with SONGS AND A LAUGHABLE FARCE Prices aud Times of Opening as usual. W. T. DA VIES, COLLECTOR OF RENTS AND ACCOUNTS, 21, Talbot St., MAESTEG, AND 15, Wyndham St., BRIDGEND. 6737 Too Late for Classification ri LET, Comfortable Bedroom & fitting loani X terma moderate. Mrs. Hodgins, 5, North Road Eridgend 7 73 WANTED. Cook-Gene>'al experienced house- maid kepi small family. — Apply, Mrs. Gaskell, Southerndown. 7374 WANTED, a General Servant Nurse kept.— Apply, Mrs. J. M. Evans, 57. Park stroet, Hridgend. 7575 TO ADVERTISERS. We fclra.il be obliged to onr advertisers if they will sei-d in tile* I- e lvoli Thursday morning, or on Wednesd.iy if possible. Insertion can rot be assured of advertisements reaching n.s after 3 p.m. on Thursdays.
EBLEY'S THEATRE.—As will he seen from our advi. columns, Mr. Eble-y has arranged an attractive programme- for the ensuing week.
VISITS or. TED AND MAY HOPKINS.—These popular humorists are paying visits to Nanty- r.ioe 1 to-morrow (Saturdays. Bridgend next Monday, and Blaengarw next Tuesday, with a company of concert artists, and should at- tract large audiences. Particulars are ad- vertised.
LOCAL WILL.—Mr. John David Walters, of the Rhiew Shop, Bridgend, who died on No- vember 9th. left estate of the gross value of f:93D. with net personalty £6:7. Probate of his will has been granted to his nieces, the Misses Miriam Avis xiryant and' Ada Louise Bryant, both of the Rhiew Shop, Bridgend.
LANTERN LECTURE.-—The third of a series of interesting lectures on the "Life of Christ" was given at the C.M. Mission Kali on Wed- nesday evening. Mr. D. Davres read the lec- ture. and solos were sung by Miss B. Phillips ("Nazareth") and Miss M. M. Davies ("Th: Heavenly Song"). The lectures are illus- trated by lantern, views, and arc- kindiy pro- vided by Mr. Evan John.
YEOMANRY CBrEcn PARADE.—The B Squad- ron- (Bridgend. Ma-esteg, Porthcawl. and Cow- bridge detachments) of the Glamorgan Im- perial Yeomanry will attend Diriu.' service at Nolton Church 011 Monday morning. The squadron will he commanded by Colonel W. H. "V, yrcilvsm-Quin, D.S.O., and accompanied by the regimental band, und'i-r the leader.sliip of Mr. Paul Draper, cf Penarth.
"LESLEY GUILD.—A devotional meeting was held on Monday night. Mr. J. Arthur deliver- ing a thoughtful ard original ad-dress Oil "En- vironment.' The United Guild social IC", held on. Wednesday, the. Maesteg and Ogmore V.rle Guild members being the visitors, and was a great success, thanks To the hearty in- terest displayed by the- local members and to the help received from certain* of the visitor-. Hat-trimming, nail-driving and non-smiling competitions were held, and proved highly popular. In the last-named competition the judges were unable- to declare the winner owing to the unfortunate Met that several of the competitors displayed a grim seriousness which nothing could upset. Excellent solos were rendered by Mr. Whittinghain, Mr. Hocking, Mr. Puck, and others; Mr. J. R. Alien gave, a humorous rc-idinc. entitled "The o; lipid Owl." and 112 and Mr. T. Ernest Daves combined in an original little enter- tainment. which provoked much laughter.
OBITUARY.—We regret to announce the death, at his residence, 31 Grove-road, of Mr. Charles Harris, which occurred on the 2nd in.st.. at the age of 79 years. The immedi- ate cause of death was collapse, following chest trouble, from which he had .suffered mere or less during the past few years. De- ceased was t.he son of the late Mr. Charles Harris, solicitor's clerk, of Carmarthen, and came to Bridgend about 45 years ago, where he was employed at the Old Poet Office. He also carried on a successful1 confectionery business in Queen-street, retiring a few year- sin ce. Deceased married, early in life, Mis- Andrews fa sister of Mr. Solomon Andrews, Canliff), by whom he is survived, together with three* sons and six daughters, with whom much sympathy has been expressed.- -Tho. funeral took place at the Cemetery on Men- day afternoon, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. The last sad rliÆ-s were performed by the Rev. E. S. Roberts (Rector of Coity).
SOUTEERNDOWN GOLU COURSE.During the pr.st year the membership of the Southern- down Ciub has increased from 170 to 230, and AS soon as another 70 have joined the en- trance fee will in all probability be increased from two to five guineas. The fact that the promoters have practically decided on this policy indicates the absolute confidence that they have in the future ot the club. The principal event dnring the past year was the formal opening of the course in May by the Earl of Dunraven. A very successful August meeting was held, and the. entries for the monthly competitions have been very satis- factory. The amateur reoord for the course is held by Mr. J. Ihincan, junr., who in Octo- ber did the round in 77—39 out and 38 in. Walker, the club professional, holds the pro- a fessional record—76. The bogey is 82. An important matter connected with the Soutb- erridown hniks durin.g the past year was the adaption by the Greens Committee of the re- commendations of Mr. Herbert Fowler for the rearrangement of the course. The whole of the new greens have been made, and the !lfw, bunkers are being cut. out, but for th", loitncoming reason the Oill" alterations likely to come into use are the division of the long fioie into two and the rearrangement of the cangie hole. Arrangements will probably be made, for q. whole week of golf at the next August meeting.
Re»Lighting Colfiers' Lamps. The arbitration proceedings in th.sr ea-us^ betw-ee.n Mersi-s; Lewis and Grey, his Majesty's inspectors of mill?. and Mrss:-s. Cory Bros., reported on page 3, was concluded Jr: Wed- nesday. The question at i-saj was winethei an ar.thorised person should V. Kta.tio»ed at re-lig-hting stations in Heas. Owy\i pits, or whether men should re-light their iamus themselres. Messrs. Cory said tint with tie improved electric lamps authorised persons were net required. Mr. E. M. Hann, Mr. James A^hworth, attd Mr. Best gave evidence for Messrs. Cory, and counsel addressed the umpiro, who reserved' his award, which must be reported t. the t Home Office.