LOCAL NEWS. ♦ Mr. George Clarke (Evangelist) will conduct a Mission, at Pontycymmer (Nov. 1st to 11th). The Celebrated Lipton's Teas and Provi- lions may be had of the Sole Agent for Bridg- end—T. Woodward, near The Bridge. TECHNICAL CLASS.—County School'. A W elh Class will be held at the above school every Tuesday night from 7.30 to 9 p.m. Teacher, Mr. T. Jones, A.C.P. THE PROPERTY MARKET.—Mr. Harry F. Lambert, F.A.I., held a sale of freehold pro- perty situate at Hooll-tas Coity, at the Wynd- ham Hotel, joridgend1, the property changing hands at t480.-At the Star Hotel, Cefn Crib- birr, on Wednesday, Mr. Lambert offered the two leasehold' dwelling-houses, known as Llanharran House" and Llanblethian House situate at Cefn Cribbwr, this pro- perty being sold to Mr. Thomas Thomas for t420. SHOOTING ACCIDENT.—Mr. Francois Deleuse, butler at Ewenny Priory, was admitted to the Bridgend Cottage Hospital on Friday suffer- ing from a shot wound in the foot. The i n- juries received' were of such a nature that the 'amputation of two toes was necessitated, this being performed' by Dr. R. J. Simons and Dr. Ogile Woods. It appears that Mr. Deleuse was out rabbit shooting on Thursday, and was holding his gun with the muzzle down- wards when the trigger caught in one of the buttons of his coat, with the result that the gun discharged, a shot entering his foot, as stated. VETERINARY LECTURES.—A course of lectures on the veterinary hyciene and diseases of farm stock are to be given by Mtr. W. R. Williams, F.R..C.V.S, at his stables, Garth House. The lectures, which are under the auspices of the County Council, will be of a popular kind, fully illustrated with subjects and specimens and with practical demonstra- tions, and ought to draw interested audien- ces. No charge will be made for admission to farmers and all interested1 in1 agriculture in the county, but all who desire to take advan- tage of the lectures should not if v their inten- tion to Mr. R. Hedger Wallace, 4 East Grove, Cardiff. The lectures commence Saturday, November 7th. MR. AND MRS. E. CRAWSHAY WILLIAMS IN PERIL.—According to a Vancouver paper Mr. E. Crawshay Williams, son of Mr. A. J. Wil- liams, Coedymwstwr, and his wife had an un- pleasant experience on October 12th in the vicinity of Pr,ince Rupert. While crossing in a gasolene launch from Prince Rupert to Porcher Island a, heavy squall came on, and several times it was feared that the boat would upset. Mr. and Mils. Crawshay Wil- liams were accompanied by a friend, and it was only after a six hours' struggle that they reached the friendly shore of the island, on which they had to remain all night in the rain., sleeping oil the ground in their rugs. IMPENDING DEPARTURE OF MR. AND MRS. THIMM.-It will' be learned, with considerable regret that Mr. and Mrs. Thimm, who have so ably conducted the Wyndham Hotel since it has befen re-opened, are shortly leaving the town to take over the management and super- intendence of the Hvdlro Hotel, Eastbourne, an establishment of over 100 rooms, sta'nd!ing in its own extensive grounds and occupying a most prominent position in this fashionable South Coast resort. Whilst regretting their departure, we can only congratulate them on having secured such .an excellent appoint- ment. Mr. and Mrs. Thimm desire to convey to their many friends/ their great thanks for all the courtesy and' kindness shown to them during their abort stay. in the town. Theyi came as strangers from London, and they ■will1 leave with their hearts full of gratitude for the kindness received from their many Welsh friends. THE NEW CHRISTIAN."—Those who have seen Mr. Hall Caine's finely conceived play, The Christian," know it as one of the clever- est efforts to depict the evils of the present day that has been presented on the stage. Apart from this aspect, it is a play which ap- peals to the dramatic instinct, and introduces much clever characterisation, besides being well written and illustrating the author's in- timate knowledge of stase craft. The ver- sion which is to be produced at the Town-hall next Wednesday is the new one, net hitherto seen in Bridgend, in which the author accen- tuates many of the features of the original. It is even more dramatic and more appealing; its motive is obvious and the lesson under- lying it is more forcibly illustrated. Its re- cent production at the Lvceum Theatre, Lon- don, drew some of the largest audiences on re- cord. and its presentation at Bridgend by Mr. Wentwortli Croke's specially organised com- pany siould be a marked success. FREEMASONRY.—The annual installation in connection with the local lodge of Free- masons was held on Monday at the Masonic Hall, when Bro. J. Stanley Roberts was in- stalled as Worshipful! Master for the ensuing tweJve months with all the customary cere- mony. Worshipful Bro. Alex Mark per- formed the rites with becoming dignity. He was supported by Deputv Provincial Grand Master M.arnraduke Tennant and Worshipful Bro. Sharp, of the Provincial Grand Lodge, Shropshire. There was a large number of visitors, including the following officers of the Provincial Grand Lodge:—Worshipful Bros. James Ha(Ney, Dr. Wallace. J. Wynne Jones. J. S. Gibbon, etc., supported by rrtost of the reigning Masters the Eastern Province. Subsequently a banquet was held at the Dun- raven Hotel, where Miss Cross had prepared an excellent sore ad, a record attendance of over 60 sitting down. Speeches were deli- vered, and the new Worshipful Master in- vested Worshipful Bro. A. Mark as I.P.M. Bro. A. Gear Evans, S.W.; Bro. T. D. Scho- field, J.W.: Rev. Bro. T. D. Bevan, Chap- lain; Worshipful1 Bro. Michael Davies, Trea- surer; Bro. S.T. Daniel. Secretary Bro. W. E. Jones, S.D. Bro. J. McGreeor, J.D.; Worshipful Bro. W. Bradshaw. D.C. Bro. Wm. Roberts, I.G. Bros. J. E. Daniel and G. W. Gray. Stewards: Bro. J. C. Bird, Charity Steward Bro. A. D. Webber, Tyler; and Bro. W. Rees, Organist. HOPE NEW ORGAN OPENED. The magnificent new orean at Hope English Baptist Church was opened on Wednesday eventing by Mr. T. D. Jones, the well-known Morrisfton organist, assisted by Mr. D. T. Williams, organist of Newcastle Church. Bridgend. The instrument, which occupies a position to the left of the pulpit. has been built and equipped by Messrs. Norm in and Beard, Ltd., at a cost of nearly £500. The case-work is of fumed oak and harmonises well with the interior of the building, and the wind is supplied1 by an electric motor driving an aeromotor. The chapel was crowded for the recital, seats having to be placed in the aisles. For the opening hymn, An people that on earth do dwell," Mr. D. T. Williams presided it the organ, the "Doxoloey" being appropriately sung as the concludini verse. Mr. Jones opened: his repertoire with Guilmant's "Marche Religeuse." which w-s executed with wonderful delicacy, and he next gave three delightfully subdued melodies by Wo li- sten holm<e—(a) Allegretto, (b) Carillon, (c) "The Seraph's Strain." In Lemare's An- dantino," the organist was able to show the capabilities of the instrument, and his bril- liant execution, notably the way in which the fine contrasts were exposed, couUd not fail to impress liis audience. Another exceptional treat was afforded' in the varia- tions of a hymn tune—a composition of Batiste. Included in the items with which he continued his excellent performance were selections by Hollfinos) Haydn, and Hoyt-e, the beauties of which were eloquently and1 sensi- tively expressed. In response to a request Mr. Jones gave as the concluding item the Hallelujah Chorus," and this was un- doubtedly one of the best renditions of the evening. Variety by way of vocal items was provided by Mrs. Vincent Piercy and Mrs. H. Llewellyn-Cble, who contributed largely to the enjoyment of the recital. Mrs. Piercy gave an effective rendering of Life, the Organist" (Hamilton! Gray), and _r. Llewellyn-Cole has probably never been, heard to better advan- tage than in her 6olo, God shall wipe away all tears." In the rendering of Abide with me," she showed wonderful power of expres- sion. A pleasing feature also was the duet, 0 'lovely peace," by Mrs. Llewellyn-Cole and Mrs. Piercy. Mr. T. D. Jones accompanied the vocalists in a sympathetic way. 1111 a short address Alderman T. J. Hughes took the opportunity of expressing the thanks of the deacons and officers of Hope to the friends of other denominations who had shown sympathy and co-operation with the church. The organ which was being opened was the outcome of an effort made by the choir of the church five or six years ago. A challenge was thrown out by a family to whom Hope owed a great deal, and the choir took it up promptly, with the result that £200 was collected' in a short time, and put in the bank. Mr. Carnegie undertook to provide another £200, so that JE400 had been got together. There were other costs for a motor and the case of fumed oak, which involved an addi- tional sum of between £40 and £50, and it was hoped to clear this sum off by 'means of that and similar recital's. He wished pub- licly to express the thanks of the church for the brotherly and kindllv action of the Vicar of Newcastle in placing the organ of St. Illtyd's at the disposal' of Mr. Garfield Cole, the organist of Hope. for practices, and they wished also to acknowledee the assistance of Mr. T. D. Jones and Mr. D. T. Williams, who had given them valuable expert advice in chosing the organ.—The collection amounted to £15.
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PORTHCAWL URBAN COUNCIL I PROPOSED PAVILION NEAR THE FRONT. ) A TIN JERUSALEM. There were present at the fortnightly meet- ing of the Porthcawl Urban Council on Mon- day evening, Messrs. David Jones, J.P. (in the chair), John Elias (Nottage). Jas. Coombs, J. L. Lambert, John Grace. W. J. Jackson, T. Elwood Deere. John Elias (Newton), with the clerk (Mr. E. T. David), the deputv clerk (Mr. W. Chorley), and the surveyor and in- spector (Mr. A. S. Li 1 lev). TRAIN SERVICE. The Deputy Clerk read a copy of the com- munication forwarded to the Postmasteir- General on the subject of the disorganisation of the postal facilities by reason of the G.W.R. Co. suspending the train from Pyle to Porth- cawl in continuation of the 9.10 a.m. train from Tondii, by which the delivery of letters was delayed two hours. Only an acknow- ledgment had been received. Correspondence was also read between the clerk and Mr. J. J. Leaning. Cardiff, on the subject of the suspension of trains. Mr. Leaning stated that during the winter months the trains which were run to and from Porth- cawl were more than the number of passen- gers using the trains warranted. Except oc- casionally during the summer months, the trains on the Porthcawl branch were only sparsely filled. Mr. Leaning added that the suggestion of the Council as to a motor ser- vice between Pyle and Porthcawl would re- ceive consideration. In a further letter, the clerk pointed out the inconvenience caused by reason of there being no down train until 11.35, but, in reply, Mr: Leaning pointed out that when a train was run earlier, very little use was made of it. THE AUDIT. Mr. M. D. Probert, district auditor, in his report on the audit of the Council's accounts, stated' that the accounts were well and care- fully prepared. He remarked that the methods in vogue ror recording the receipt and dis- posal of stores needed reform, and he hoped to have a conference with the Council's offi- cers on the subject. On the motion of Mr. Elias (Newton), the Teport was referred to the Finance Commit- tee. RESERVOIR ASSESSMENT. The Clerk stated that he had received TtOr- tice from Mr. James Gaudy, clerk to the Neath Union Assessment Committee, of the assessment of the Council's reservoir at JE300 rateable value. He had replied requesting Mr. Gaudy to supply details of the valuation, and the reply was as follows :—" I understand that the reservoir and mains have been in- cluded in the same assessment, but I am un- able to say how the overseers arrived at their figures." He (the Clerk) had since written the assistant overseer for the parish of Mar- gam. who had promised to supply the details as soon as his health permitted him to go to the office. Mr. Elias (Newton) though* the Council should leave no stone unturned to secure a redaction of the valuation. The Clerk Until we get details it would be better to allow the matter to remain in abey- ance. The correspondence was referred to the Water Committee for report. REMOVAL OF GRAVEL. The Works Committee recommended that the Council ask the Board of Trade to with- draw the authority granted bv them to Mr. Jonathan Thomas to remove beach gravel from below high water mark, inasmuch as the authority was being made use of to obtain gravel from the Council's oortion of the fore- shore. The recommendation was adopted, and the clerk was directed to serve final notices on Mr. Thomas and Mr. Charles James that proceedings would be taken against them if they persisted in removing gravel from the Council's portion of the seashore. •A TIN JERUSALEM." The Works Commitee reported that they had considered a letter from Mr. J. E. Rad- ford, of Derby, inquiring whether the Coun- cil were prepared to grant a lease, for the erection of a pavilion, of any part of the sea front belonging to them. The committee re- commended that the Council inform Mr. Red- ford that they regretted they had no land available for such purpose. Mr. Jackson proposed, and' Mr. Coombs seconded, the adoption of the committee's re- commendation Mr. Elias (Newton) hoped the Council would not be soich fools as to allow an erection such as that provided by the plans, which had been submitted, to be erected on the front. If they were going to allow one person to put such an erection in zinc or iron; they could not refuse others, and the result would be a tin Jerusalem there. (Laughter.) There were plenty of suitable sites available apart from the Council's property near the front. Mr. Elias (Nottage) stated1 that he was rather inclined to support the proposal as he first understood it. as he thought it was in- tended to have a nier where boats could come in and a kind of arcade with a pleasant walk around. But after considering the plans put in he came to the conclusion that the scheme would be of no benefit, and the ground rent derived from the erection of the pavilion would be inadequate compensation for the surrender of such an excellent site on the fore-shore. Mr. Lambert said he had not seen the plan, but he thought the letter of Mr. Radford on the subject was rather indefinite. He sug- gested that he should be asked to specify a site. Mr. Coombs did not think the Council could sanction the erection of shops on their pro- perty, as provided by the scheme. Mr. Deere said he understood at first that there was to he a suitable pavilion con- nected with the sea-front by means of a promenade pier, in which case he, and no doubt the other members, would give the scheme their approval. The plans, however, showed that a pavilion was to be dumped down on a site abutting on the Council's sea- front. and there was nothing to show whether it was to be erected on piles or not. The pier was found to be a matter of a few feet, and he did not think the Council would be justi- fied in sanctioning the proposal. Mr. Grace thought the Council were placing themselves in a ludicrous position through that discussion, which lie could not help re- gretting. They had been asked; a simple question, and he was willing that the Coun- cil's answer "No/' should be sent. But members talked aboait a tin Jerusalem and the erection of shops on the Council's pro- perty. Nothing of the sort need be discussed. He believed the pavilion would conform with the bye-laws, and .perhaos members would look foolish if. after all. a site was secured adjoining the Council's property. He would have been only too thankful if someone would dump or £3.000 into the place and provide accommodation which had been lack- ing in the development of the place—provi- sion which the Council would be unable to make for years to come. The C'ha irman said he would hare been prepared to support any scheme providing for a oier leading out to a pavilion, but the plan submitted was entirely different to their an- ticipations. It was proposed that the build- ing—55ft. by 75ft.—should abut on the esplanade, and they certainly could not sup- port such a scheme. Mr. Jackson said he had been opposed to the plan from the beginning, because it would be detrimental to the nlaoe that the view of the channel obtainable from the esplanade should be interrupted. It was proposed to provide a couple of shops in the buildinc, and he did not think the bye-laws of the Council would allow this. The motion was carried. Mr. Lambert dis- senting.
HEOLYCYW. United Methodist Church-Harvest thanks- giving services were held last Sunday and Monday. Special sermons were preached on Sunday by Mr. Argyle, who has recently come from Falmouth to reside in this dis- trict. On Monday evening special addresses were given by Revs. S. Westcott, of Ponty- clun, alJd R. R. Greenslade. of Tomyrefail, circuit ministers. Special harvest hymns and anthems were rendered by the choir on both days. The chapel was beautifully decor- ated for the services.
PYLE. A Receiving Order has been made in the matter of Esaias Bros., of Tycadle, Pyle. builders and contractors.
BIG BLAZE AT PORTHCAWL. + u_ POSTING-MASTER'S PREMISES BrRST DOWN. FIRE BRIGADE NEEDED. A fire broke out in the early hours of Mon- day morning in the carriage repository of Mr. Edgar Coxe, posting-master and contractor, situate at the rear of Victoria-road. It was first seen shortly after four o'clock by a youth who was walking between Nottage and Porth- cawl, and he at once gave the alarm. One of the first on the scene was Councillor John Grace, who directed a stream from his Mini- max extinguisher on the flames, but by this time the fire had taken too strong a hold. In a short Space of time the local police and a large number of persons were on the scene ready to render a istance, but the building was now envelope^ in flames. No hope of saying any portion of the plaoe from des- truction could be entertained, the delicate woodwork forming some of the best carriages being easy prey to the flames, while there was also a large quantity of moss litter and hay in the building. A hose was procured S** Council Offices, and. though some difficulty was experienced in adjusting it. a strong stream of water was soon being directed on the building Mr. Jenkin John. By this time the roof had fallen .in, the fire having practically burnt itself out. a mass of debris being all that remained of a number of valuable pa.ir-horse and other carriages. The building was detached, Mr. Coxe's stables being in another portion of the yard. Mr. Coxe a.nd his wife were on holiday in London. DISCUSSION AT COUNCIL MEETING. At the meeting of Porthcawl Council on Monday evening, Mr. J. has (Nottage) re- ferred to the fire and stated that the Coun- cil aN sympathised with Mr. Coxe in the æri- ous loss he had sustained. He wished to call the attention of the Council to the fact that some delay took place in getting the hose to work owing to som& misunderstanding, and he thought it would be well that the Council should provide a barrow in which the hose and all other necessary paraphernalia might be kept, so that there would be nothing miss- ing when the things were taken to the scene of a fire, as was the case that morning. Replying to Mr. Elias, the Surveyor (Mr. A. S. Lilley) stated that the equipment was up to date, and he proposed to procure a reel shortly. Mr. Elias, continuing, 6iaid that morning's fire reminded them of the necessity for pro- viding a fire brigade. Some time ago the surveyor promised to endeavour to get a voJ- unteer brigade together, and if he were able to do so it would certainly be for the benefit of the place. It was useless having a hose and other appliances unless they had SiOm who could use it. and it was also desirable that the whereabouts of the hydrants should be known to the persons in charge. The Surveyor assured the Council that be had not lost sight of the proposal, but it took some time to get to know the opinions of the different men. He intended going into the matter thoroughly, and hp. hoped to be able to report to the Council in a few weeks. He had 110 doubt it would be possible to get an efficient brigade together. The Chairman (Mr. D. Jones): What about the hydrant plates? The Surveyor I have provided in the cur- Tent rate for the supclv of plates. The Chairman said the fire that morning had given the Council proof that there was an ample pressure of water for coping with fire, and the only difficulty that was experi- enced had to do with the fixing of the stand- pipe. the one who got the appliances from the case having omitted to take the key with him. Mr. Ellas (Newton >: It was a case of a gun without ammunition. The Chairman We can., at any rate. con- gratulate ourselves upon having an adequate water supply, and if we only had a compe- tent brigade now we should be well protected against fire outbreaks. Replying to Mr. Elias. the Surveyor said he did not think more than three of the Council's workmen would be able to join the briGrade the others were too old. It was understood that the question of pro- viding a barrow for the convevance of the ap- pliances would be considered by the Works Committee.
COWBRIDGE POLICE COURT. Tuesday.—Before Messrs. F. W. Dunn (in the- chair). T. W. David. J. C. Thomas, Noah. Morgan, and Major C. J. I. Edmondes. SUNDAY TRADING AT LLANHARRAN. Louisa Anglin, Llanharran, tobacconist, summoned for trading on Sunday, pleaded guilty. Defendant: It's hard lines that I have got to pay the rent, and can't sell on Sundays. A fine of 2s. 6d. was imposed. WAGES OF COLLIERS. Summoned with respect to the maintenance of his mother, who is chargeable to the Union, John Horridge. Pent-re Bach. collier, did not appear. Relieving Officer Morgan Thomas said de- fendant was married and had four children. Some time ago, when he worked as an insur- ance agent and earned £2 rer week. he offered to contribute 2s. per week. He had not paid, however, and he was now earning £ 1 15s. a week as a ccliier. The Chairman Do you mean to say that he is earning less as a collier than as an in- surance agent f" Witness: That is so. Witness explained! that work was slack at some collieries. The Bench made an order for the payment of Is. per week, and 5s. costs. LLANHARRAN STREET SCENE. Two brothers. William McCaie and Samuef McCa.le. residing at Llanharran and Llantri- sant respectively, were summoned for causing a street obstruction at Llanharran on October 7th by fighting. P.C. Lee stated that there was a large crowd surrounding the men. William McCaie alone appeared. "Did you see me showing fight to my brother?" be asked. The officer replied in the affirmative. Defendant denied that he was in anv wav aggressive. My brother met me and my wife in the street," he went on, ''and accused me of harbouring his child at our house. The child had been^there all the week, because it was afraid to go home." Samuel McCaie was fined and the case against the other defendant was dismissed. AN EXPLODED THEORY. John. Humphreys. Barry Dock. was sum- nrccned for pedliirg without a license at Llantwit Major. Defendant I make the stockings myself, and I was under the impression tbat I had the right to sell goods of mv own manufacture. The Clerk: Tiiat Ins been exploded long ago. Defendant Well. I was quite innocent. The case was dismissed with a caution. OTHER CASES. Alfred Symmonds and Joshua Price, Llant- wit Major/hauliers, were summoned for driv- ing without lights. Neither appeared, and the Chairman remarked that it was disre- spectful to the Bench that defendants did not attend. Each had to pay 8s. Walter Hopkin. v heehvright, St. A than, was ordei-ed to pav gs. for riding a bicvcle without a light, and a similar penalty wasim- posed on Annie David (aged 16). of St. A than, for a like offence. Keeping a dog without a license led to Moses Bassett, Penllvn. labourer, being mulcted in E-s. John Casely, Llanharran. collier, for com- mitting a nuisance, was fined 10s. Fer leaving a horse and cart unattended on the highway. Ann Thomas. Llanharran, coal vendor, had to pay 5s. —i—■——
MR. F. H. GASKELL RETIRES FROM PUBLIC WORK. Acting under medical advice. Councillor F. H. Gaskell. of Cardiff, has decided to retire for a year or two from public life. and he baa written both to the town clerk and the chair- man of the East Glamorgan Conservative A&- sociation intimating that, in the one case he has determined to retire from representing the Adamstown Ward on the City Council, and in the other to withdraw from his Parlia- mentary candidature for East Glamorgan:.
Auctioneers' Announcements. HOWELL WILLIAMS V AUCTIONEER, TENANT RIGHT AND HOTEL VALUER, BRIDGEND. FORTHCOMING SALES, &C. r Fat Stock at Llantwit Major, November-9th. SrTHawel] Williams's Announcements. LLANTWIT MAJOR. WHITE LION AUCTION MART. MR. HOWELL WILLIAMS (Fellow of the Auctioneers' Institute), will hold his next Sale of Fat Stock at above Mart, on Monday, November 9th, 1908, at 11.30 a.m. sharp. Present Entries 50 GRAND FAT CATTLE. 260 FAT 8HEEP & lambs- 40 DAIRY-FED PORKERS, BACON PIGS, etc. Further entries solicited. Auctioneer's Offiecs,Bridgend, Cardiff and LInn t- wit Major. 9152 « Michael Davies & Richards F.A.I, and A.A.I, (by Examination), AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ACCOUNTANTS, AND AUDITORS, 15, WYNDHAM STREET, BRIDGEND, AND 21, TALBOT STREET, MAESTEG, HOTEL VALUERS AND GAUGERS (20 Years Experience). AGENTS FOR THE BEST FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES. Also for the Union Castle Steamship Company to South Africa. And the' Gunard Comi>any for America and Canada. Stocky and Furniture Purchased .Privately. SALE FIXTURES. Nov. 5th.—Sale of Furniture, Drill Hall, Bridgend. .Nov. 7th.—Sale of Grey Cob (in dispute), and a (jig. Nov. 9th.—Sale of superior Furniture, Cob, Trap, and Harness, at Maesteg. Nov. 14th.—Sale of Leasehold Dwelling House at Bridgend. — Sale of 3 Leasehold Dwelling Houses at Caerau, Maesteg. — Sale of Leasehold Properties at Maesteg. — Sale of Building Plant and Material at Kenfig Hill. Michael Davies & Richards's Announcements. DRILL HALL, BRIDGEND. MALE OF FURNITURE, SAFES, BICYCLES and SEWING MACHINES, NEXT THURSDAY. MESSRS. MICHAEL DAVIES & RICHARDS .1M- (Fellow and Associate of the Auctioneers' Institute), will Sell at the above Hall on THURSDAY next, NOVEMBER 5th, 1908, a Suite in Plush, a Suite in Leather, Bedroom Suite, Bow-front Sideboard, Inlaid Sheraton Cabinet, Inlaid Sheraton Bureau, Mahogany Tables. Gilt and Walnut Mirrors, Iron and Brass Bedsteads, 4 large safes, 2 Gents' and 1 Lady's Bicycle, a Singer's Hand Sewing Machine, also a lot of useful Kitchen Furniture, removed from Nantymoel for absolute Sale. Sale at Half-past 2 o'clock. 9157 IN DISPUTTE. SALE OF A GREY COB. CATTLE MARKET, BRIDGEND. MESSRS. MICHAEL DAVIES & RICHARDS -U'L (Fellow and Associate of the Auctioneer's Institute), will Sell by Auction, at the above Market on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 1908, a GREY COB rising 4, and 15 hands, without reserve. Also a GIG will be sold without reserve. Sale at half-past 11 o'clock, sharp. 9158 ANGEL HOTEL, BRIDGEND. 8ale of a Leasehold Dwelling House at Sunnyside Road, Bridgend. MESSRS. MICHAEL DAVIES & RICHARDS -iM, (Fellow and Associate of the Auctioneers' Institute) have received instructions to SELL BY AUCTION at the above Hotel, on SATURDAY, the .14th Nov., 1908 (subject to conditions of sale to be then read), all that t conveniently situate and well built LEASEHOLD DWELLING HOUSE known as Tusker House," Sunnyside Road, Bridgend, now in the occupation of the owner. These premises are held under lease for 99 years from 1st February, 1898, at an annual ground rent of j31 10s. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, 15, Wyndham Street, Bridgend or to W. E. LEWIS, ESQ., 9159 Solicitor, Bridgend. Mr. John David's Announcements. BRIDGE INN, COWBRIDGE. SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS. UTR. JOHN DAVID has received instructions H'JL from Mr. J. S. WTarren (who is giving up the house), to Sell by Auotion on TUESDAY NEXT, Nov- ember 3rd, 1908, viz :— SMOKE ROOM.—Large settle, 2 deal tables, 8-day time piece, black oak chest, couch, mahogany Pem- broke table, weather glass, wall lamps, pictures, ring board, 3 kitchen chairs, 2 maps, 2 door mats, laee curtains, lire guards, mahogany table, etc. KITCHEN.—Deal dresser and ware, brass-face grandfather's clock, in oak case, 2 deal tables, round deal table, kitchen chairs, smoking chairs, Kundry chairs, fender and irons, tea kettles, small I ettle, small desk, tea trays, willow pattern ware, sundry pictures, clothes horse, table covers, sauce- pans, clothes basket, zinc baths, fry pans, and I sundry other household requisites. BEDROOMS.—3 iron bedsteads and palliasses, 3 feather beds, child's crib, mahogany chest drawers, mahogany and deal commodes, mahogany writing desk. deal chest of drawers, deal washstands and ware. deal dressing tables, toilet glasses, small mirror, towel rails, cane-seat chairs, pictures, poles and curtains, ornaments, gent's deal wardrobe, etc. ALSO 2 carpenters' benches, nest of drawers, quantity wall paper, quantity pieces of glass.pewter measures, beer-stilling, glass and ware measures, carpeting, oilcloth, pots of flowers, and several other house- hold articles. Terms Cash. No Reserve. Sale at 2 o'clock. further particulars may be had of the Auctioneer, at his offices, Cowbridge. 9160 ABERTHIN, Near COWBRIDGE. Sale of Valuable Freehold Property. MR. JOHN DAVID has received instructions to Sell by Auction on TUESDAY, Nov. 10th, 1908. at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, at the Bear Hotel. Cowbridge (subject to conditions to be there and then produced), all that VALUABLE FREEHOLD COTTAGE and GARDEN, known as "Pleasant View," and situate at Aber- thin. near Cowbridge, together with the piece of Garden-ground occupied therewith, adjoining the Brewery at Aberthin (or in such lots as may be arranged at time of Sale), now let at the low rental of JS12 per annum, tenant paying rates. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer at his Offices, at Cowbridge, or to E. W. Miles, Esq., Solicitor. Cowbridge; W. K Lewis, Esq., Solicitor, Bridgend; J. T. Howell, Esq., Solicitor, Bridgend. And also, immediately afterwards, by other in- structions, all that Shed, Stable, Yard Pigstyes, and the Garden adjoining each other, situate on the Western side of the Brook, near the Cross, at Aberthin, near Cowbridge, now occupied by Mr. Watkin W. Thomas. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, or to Mr. E. W. Miles, Solicitor, Cowbridge. 9161 Cowbridge Fat Stock Show. THE Annual SHOW will be held on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 1908 President: T. W. DAVID, Esq., Pendoylan House. For Prize Lists and Entry Forms apply to W. D. .ALEXANDER, Secretary, Cowbridge. I Entries Close November 17th. 9149 Auctioneers' Announcements. HARRY F. LAMBERT (Fellow of the Auctioneers' Institute Cf the United Kingdom). AUCTIONEER, VALUER, LAND & ESTATE AGENT, HOTEL VALUER AND G AUGER, FIRE ASSESSOR AND ACCOUNTANT. SALES conducted of Estates, House Property, P^ehold Ground Rents, Farming Stock (three months' credit), Growing Timber, Machinery, Household Furniture (modern and antique). SALE OF HORSES, CARRIAGES, &c., at the Star Yard, Bridgend, every month. VALUATIONS made for Probate, Mortgage, Sale/ Tenant Right, Hotels, &c. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE in management of Estates. Ground Rents Collected. AGENT for Life, Accident. Fire, and Live Stock Insurance, also Workmen's Compensation. Various Freehold and Leasehold Residences a.nd Villas in Bridgend, Porthcawl, and District to be Let or Sold. Furnished & Unfurnished Houses and Bungalows to be Let at Porthcawl. Reasonable Terms given for Selling Freehold and Leasehold Properties, Farming Stock, Household Furniture, &c. Telegrams—" LAMBERT, AUCTIONEER, BRIDGED." Nat. Telephone 0198. Offices—PRUDENTIAL BUILDINGS, BRIDGEND. Branch Offices at Aberavon, Porthcawl, and Maesteg. 4364 PGR PHCAWJJ.—To be Let or Sold, 7-roomed Villa Residences, situate in Suffolk Place, Porth- cawl. Apply to Harry F. Lambert, Auctioneer, Bridgend. 8907 To be Let or Sold by Private Treaty. UCHELOLEU, BRIDGEND, GLAMORGAN. Copyhold Private Residence and Land. The House contains on the ground floor—Drawing, Dining and Breakfast Rooms, Halls, Kitchens, Pan- tries, Dairy, Larder, etc. First floor-5 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Lavatory, etc. Second floor—2 Bed- rooms. Together w4tJi 8 Acres of excellent Pasture Land, Stables, Outbuildings, and Coachman's Cottage. Apply to HARRY F. LAMBERT, 8906 Auctioneer, Bridgend. SALE FIXTURES. Nov. 3ifl.—Sale of Household Furniture at Lesser Town Hall. Nov. 5th.-f-;ale of Stock and Household Furniture at Heolas, Coity Nov. 12th.—Sale of Household Furniture and Effects at Porthcawl. Nov. 14.-ale of English and Oriental Carpets at Town Hall, Bridgend. Nov.—Sale of Property at Porthcawl. Nov. 21.-Sale of Horses, Carriages, Harness, at Star Yard, Bridgend. Nov.—Sale of Leasehold Properties at Maesteg. Mr. Harry F. Lambert's Announcements. LESSER TOWN HALL, BRIDGEND. SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS, Ox TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 1908. MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT has received in. structions from T. G. Smith, Esq., and others, to remove to the above Hall for convenience of Sale, and Sell by Auction on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 1908, commencing at 2 o'clock prompt, a quantity of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS, comprising 6ft. solid Walnut Sideboard, Drawing Room Set comprising—2 Easy Chairs and Settee, Mahogany Sofa, Mahogany Coat Stand, Fenders and Fire Irons. Walnut Overmantels, ANTIQUE GRANDFATHER'S 8-DAY CLOCK with silvered face in Chippendale Mahogany Case, Chippendale Wall Mirror. ANTIQUE BUREAU, Antique Oak Cotter. HANDSOME 6ft. CHIPPENDALE BOOK CASE, Old China, Glass Pictures, Cruet Stands, Electro and Sheffield Plated Goods, Cutlery, &c. Also a Lady's Bicycle. On View Morning of Sale. 9125 BERRY COTTAGE, HEOLAS, COITY. Sale of Stock, & a quantity of Household Furniture. MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT has received in- structions to Sell by Auction at the above address on Thursday, November 5th, 1908, at 2 o'clock prompt, a quantity of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and STOCK, and OUTDOOR EFFECTS, comjtrising Cow in full profit, Rick of Hay. 50 head of Poultry, Geese, Sets of Harness, 2 Sheds, Im- plements, etc., 4ft. 6in. Bedsteads, Bedding, Feather Beds, Washstands, Dressing Tables, etc. Full particulars next week's issue. 9116 BEACH VIEW, WELL STREET, PORTHCAWL Sale of Household Furniture and Effects. On WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, 1908, MR, HARRY F. LAMBERT has received in- structions to Sell by Auction on the i>remises on Wednesday, November 12th, 1908, commencing at 2 o'clock, the whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & EFFECTS. Full particulars next week's issue. 9127 TOWN HALL, BRIDGEND. Special Sale of Carpets and Rugs. MR, HARRY F. LAMBERT has received in- structions'to offer for SALE BY AUCTION at the Town Hall, Bridgend, on SATURDAY, Nov. 14th, 1908, at 3 o'clock, a large stock of ENGLISH AND ORIENTAL CARPETS. RUGS, Etc. Catalogues can be obtained of the Auctioneer at his offices, Bridgend or Port Talbot. 9166 STAR HOTEL SALE YARD, BRIDGEND. SALE OF HORSES, CARRIAGES, HARNESS, ETC. On SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, 1908. Early entries respectfully solicited. HARRY F. LAMBERT, 9167 Auctioneer, Bridgend. EDWARD PREECE (JUNIOR), F.A.A., AUCTIONEER, VALUER, AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, 61, PARK STREET, BRIDGEND. Mr. Edward Preece (Jun'sJ Announcements. QUARELLA FARM, BRIDGEND. SALE OF MILKING COWS. PIGS, HAY, and OTHER FARM STOCK, IMPLEMENTS, &c. MR. EDWARD PREECE, junr., has received instructions from Mr. William James, who is leaving the farm, to offer for Sale by Auction on the premises as above, on MOlHY, NOVEMBER 16th, 1908, the following STOCK AND OTHER EFFECTS. 3 cross-bred milch cows, to calve shortly, young sow and 12 pigs, about 2 months old, quantity of fowls and geese, tip cart, trap, set of trap harness, horse rake, chain harrow, small horse power chaffer, saddle, old harness, pig troughs, tubs, 2 ladders, couple of churns, cheese press and vats, dairy utensils, quantity of old iron, and various other effects, together with -a RICK OF WELL HAR- VESTED HAY, from 14 to 15 tons. Sale to commence at 2 o'clock sharp. Terms, Cash. Auctioneer's Office, 61, Park street, Bridgend. 9153 Mr. J. Richard Thomas's Announcements. THE LLANTWIT MAJOR AUCTION MART. NEXT SALE MONDAY, 2nd NOVEMBER, at 11.30. 60 PRIME FAT CATTLE. QHA CHOICE FAT SHEEP, LAMBS OUU and PIGS. J RICHARD THOMAS, Auctioneer, Cardiff. • 9145 Lost and Found. LOST from Bridgend, Yellow Sheep DOG, curly JLj tail; answers to name of Swab. Information to Police detainer prosecuted. 9151 Printing.—All kinds of Jobbing Work, Artistic and Commercial, executed in the Best Style and at Reasonable Prices, at the "Glamorgan Gazette" Offices, Bridgend. Posters in any size, shade, colour, or combin- ation of colours; and every description of Letterpress Printing. Notices. BRIDGEND AND COWBRIDGE UNION. FOSTER MOTHER WANTED. W ANTED, a Foster Mother to take charge of one of the Cottage Homes, Bridgend. The Houses are detached, and it is a comfortable place.for a pracrical person able to cook and sew. The Guardians provide for the children's washing, except small articles. Salary JB20 for the first year, 222 afterwards if satisfactory, with Board, Lodging and Uniform. The appointment will be subject to the provisions of the Poor Law Officers' Superannuation Act, 1896, for which purpose the emoluments are valued Fit-940. Applications, stating age and present and pre- vious employment, with copies of not more than ihr-ee recent 'testimonials, to be received by me before Saturday, the 7th November. Ability to speak Welsh will be a recommenda- tion. By Order, R. HARMAR COX. Union Offices, Bridgend, Clerk. '27th October, 1908. 9147 OLD AGE PENSIONS ACT. APPOINTMENT OF CLERK TO THE BRIDG END SUB-COM MITTEE. HP HE Bridgend Sub-Committee desire to receive applications for the post of Clerk of the Sub- Committee. A knowledge of Welsh will be deemed essviifial. The salary will be at the rate of 8s. per thousand P'i- annum of the inhabitants in the Sub-Committe's area, necording to the Census of 1901, together with ;thv Treasury Scale'of 5s. for every claim received up* to 20 a quarter, and 2s. 6d. for each claim in excess 01 20. Applications must be sent in not later than Tues- day, "he 3rd day of November, 1908, addressed to County Councillor D. J. Thomas, Brynbedw, Nant- ymoel, R.S.O. W. GOUGH JENKINS, Clerk to the Local Pension Committee. I Cardiff, 27th Octobe-i, 1908. 9140 GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL. Senior and Junior Dairy Scholarships, 1909. EXAMINATIONS for the award of Six Junior Scholarships of the value of £ 9 each, and Three Senior Scholarships of the value of J320 each, will be held at the Large Hall, St. Fagans, near Cardiff, on Weduesday, 25th November, and Thursday, 26th November, 1908. The Examination for the Junior Scholarships is open to all who have at any time attended the County Council Dairy School. The Examination for the Senior Scholarships is only open to those who have at any time been awardeu Junior or similar Dairy Scholarships by the County Council. Entry forms may be obtained from the Chief Education Official, 35, Park Place, Cardiff, to whom all applications must be sent on or before Saturday, 21st IS ovember, 1908. 9134 GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL. Popular Lectures at Bridgend on the Veterinary Hygiene and Diseases of Farm Stock. A Course of Lectures on the Veterinary Hygiene and Diseases of Farm Stock, fully illustrated with subjects and specimens, and with practical demon- strations, will be given by Mr. W. R. Williams, F.R.C.V.S., at the stables. Garth House, and in the County School, Bridgend, on Saturdays at 2 p.m., commencing on Saturday, 7th Nov. The Lectures are free to Farmers and all interested in Agriculture and Live Stock in the County of Gla- morgan, and all who desire to take advantage of these Lectures should notify their intention to attend to Mr. R. Hedger Wallace, County Agri- cultural Lecturer, 4, East Grove, Cardiff, from whom any further information desired can be obtained. JOHN JAMES, Chief Education Official 35, Park Place, Cardiff. 9051
ISirtljs, jttarriages & IBiatljs DEATH. CHATTERTON.—On September 18th, at New Jersey, U.S.A., William, the youngest son of Thomas and Amelia Chatterton, of Crooked Shourd House, Llantwit Major. 9163
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LLANGEINOR HOUNDS. —♦ OPENING MEET AT LLANHARRAN. The Llangeinor' Hounds met on Tuesday at Llanharran House, the residence of Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins. The master (Mr. Wm. Lewis) and Evan James, whip, with 17 couples of hounds looking in fine fettle after one of the best cubbing seasons, were drawn up in front of the house. The morning was not at inviting, being wet, with an easterly wind. Amongst those present were Mr. and Mrs. Blandy Jenkins, Miss Jeanette Jenkins, Col. Lewis (M.F.H.), Countess Limerick, Mr. On- slow Treharne, Captain Lloyd, The House; Misses Llewellyn, Llantrisant; Captain and Misses Masters, Lanelay Hall; Mr. Morgan Morgan, Llanharran; Mr. E. J. Gibbons, Neath; Major Davies, Creigiau; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce, Tai Mawr; Miss Morgan, Tre- forest House; Lieut. Miers, Boverton; Messrs J. D. Williams (M.F.H), W.Williams, Clydach Court: J. H. Evans, Hich Corner; Samuel Gronow, T. Gronow, Miles Llanharran; Davies. Malthouse; S. Hopkins, E. Thomas, E. Laviers, Maesteg; Davies, Raglan Col- liery; J. T. Salathiel, the secretary; Duc- kett.Peucoed; Davies, Verl'ands A. Morgan, Lewis Jenkins. Gilfach Goch- Wm. Griffiths, Nantymoel; Edwin Price, Bridgend; Row- lands, Mountain Ash Parsons, Bonvilstone; Robert Loughor, Garw: Tom Williams, Og- more; J. Jenkins, Coychurch Higher. After partaking of the Squire's hospitality, a draw was made at Graig Melin. where one was started which provided an hour's good sport that would have ended in a kill but for the crowd. They started1 another which led to the Meiros, down to Cwinargoededwin, where the master called, off the hounds after a run of three hours from start to finish-a good opening day's sport.
LLANCARFAN PLOUGHING MATCH. On Wednesday at Pennon Farm, Llanca*- fan, the annual ploughing match in connec- tion with the local society was held. In the champion class the premier honours were gained1 by David James, Blaenbaglan, Briton. Ferry, and in the senior class James Price, in service with Mr. Rees Thomas, Boverton Court, took first prize, while David Palmer, Rhoose, secured that distinction in the junior class.
BLAENGARW. Funeral.—On Wednesday afternoon, the mortal remains of Mrs. Stoneham, of Rail- way-terrace, were interred at Pontycymmer Cemetery. The funeral was largely atten- ded, and much sympathy was shown towards the bereaved. Deceased was 31 years of age. Rev. W. A Winiam Bethania, officiated.
DEATH OF MR. H. J. RANDALL ♦ FIFTY YEARS AGENT TO DUNRAVEN ESTATE. It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Ml*. Henry J. Randall. J.P., Bridg- end. agent to the Bunraven Estate, which occurred yesterday (Thursday) morning, in his 83rd year. The deceased gentleman., who had been in failing health for some years, had resided at Slade, Southerndown, during the summer, and returned to Bridgend evi- dently greatly benefited. He frequently com- plained during last week of weakness, and on Saturday he did not feel strong enough to leave his bed. Dr. Wyndham Randall and Dr. Edmund Thomas were in frequent attend- ance, and a consultation took place with Dr. Patterson, Cardiff, but, despite all that medical skill could do, Mr. Randall's condi- tion grew gradually worse, and he passed away as stated, at ten o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Randall, who was a bachelor, had resided at Bridgend for the greater part of his life, and in October, 1859, lIe succeeded his father (the late Mr. John Randall) as agent to the Dunraven Estate. He had thus held that position for nearly half a century, but owing to the state of his health he had not been able for the past decade or more to attend personally to the onerous duties of the office, and his half- brother, Mr. J. M. Randall, acted in his behalf. He served for some years on the looal Board of Health—he was one of the first members of that oody-his colleagues includ- ing the Late Mr. Robert Evans and the late Mr. Thomas Stockwood. He was of a retiring disposition, and latterly took no active inter- est in parochial or political matters. Through his genial disposition, Mr. Randall had made many friends among the older residents of the town and district, and he was always ready to lend support to any deserving cause. The local Cottage Hospital benefited consider- ably through his benevolence—he contributed handsomely towards the erection of the build- lng-and: he has always been a warm suppor- ter of Nolton Church and its adjuncts. It is interesting to recall the fact that he provided the spire of the new church. By his death the Bridgend Magisterial Bench loses its sender member. To the general1 nublic of late years the de- ceased' gentleman was an unknown figure, for owing to ill health he has very rarely ven- tured outside his house. But to those- who belonged1 to his own generation a very familiar figure indeed will be missed. Mr. Randall was one of the institutions of Bridg- end and the embodiment of the Dun- raveit Estate. The Estate was al- ways his first consideration, but. keen though he always was for its development and welfare, he was always noted 'as being an ab- solutely just man. It has been a favourite saying amongst many tenants of the estate that they did not want leases because they had Mr. Randali's word. and that was good enough for them. This testimony will be re- peated1 on all sides now that his death will be, as it is bou nd to be. a subject of discussion in many a homestead. As the manager of the mineral part of the Dunraven property his great experience and knowledge were. of the utntost sen-ice. and anyone who has had deal- ings with him in this respect could not but be struck with his grasp of detail and the forethought he displayed. A kindly, cour- teous friend, he was charitable in a way un- known to the public generally, and he will be gre'atiy missed by the large number who benefitted by his unostentatious gifts. He was a quaint fimire to those who saw him. for he was nO believer in outward adornment, and was always plainly and simply dressed in a style of years ago. This district is the poorer for his loss, and to-day Bridgend mourns one of the last ef the generation which produced many good men in the town, most of whom have been removed long ago. Mr. Randall's nearest relatives are his three half-brothers—Dr. Wyndham Randall. Mr. W. R. Randall, and' Mr. J. M. Randall. The funeral, which will be private, will take place on Monday at St. Bride's Major.
THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. The Governors of the Bridgend Intermedi- ate School met on Monday afternoon, Alder- man T. J. Hughes presiding. Also present were Mrs. Powell. Messrs. George Han-is and Michael Davies, Bridcrend; Evan Griffiths,- Nantymoel; J. Roderick, NantyifyMon, and the Rev. Stephen Jones, Treos, with the clerk (Rev. Eynon Lewis), and the headmaster (Mr. John Rankin, B.A.). RECREATION GROUND. Mr. Michael Davies reported that the sub- committee appointed to consider the question of securing a field for recreation purposes had met Mr. W. Pawell. who agreed to let the Governors have a field near the school for the time being. Mr. Powell would communicate with the Governors further after consulting his superior landlord. OVERCROWDED SCHOOL. The Headmaster reported that the number of scholars on the rolls was 267—127 girls and 140 boys. Five old pupils who had finished their year's course and given notice to leave, now asked to be allowed to continue at the school for an- other term.—The Headmaster said that prac- tically all that could be promised these pupils was access to the school library and occa- sional words of advice as to their reading. Mr. George Harris thought the Governors might comply with this request. Rev. Stephen Jones: How can that be done having regard to the over-crowded state of the school at present? The Chairman said the question which Mr. Jones raised was the all-important one. The Governors originally fixed the limit of the number of scholars to be admitted at 250, and now the number was increased to 260. Through some cause or another the total on the rolls at present was 267, and the question, was whether the Governors should admit the old scholars, who had really finished their course, or allow an additiOIialfive applicants for admission to the school to commence their training. He thought the latter had prior claim, since they might be losing their only chance. The Headmaster: The only point is that in the lower forms there is no room, while in the higher forms there is. Mr. Harris oroposed that the scholars be allowed to continue at the school. The Chairman nointed out that the Govern- ors had fixed a limit, and in face of that the motion was out of order. After further discussion, the Governors de- cided not to grant the request of the old pupils, but the Chairman remarked that there would probably be no objection to their using the library. THREE YEARS" AGREEMENT. It was reported that two winners of en- trance scholarships had left the school before completing the three year's course in accord- ance with their parents' agreement with the Governors. The Chairman said there was a definite agreement upon which the students were al- lowoo to enter the school, but the agreement provided that where a satisfactory explana- tion was offered, the three years' attendance need not be insisted on. He proposed that the clerk write the parents inquiring what reasons they had to offer. Rev. Stephen Jones seconded, and the mo- tion was agreed5 to. Mr. Harris: Do you consider these agree- ments are really binding. Mr. Chairman? The Chairman I do, sir. SALARIES. Mr. D. Idioes Jones. B.Sc., science master, applied for an increase of salary, and a similar request was made by Mr. A. A. Chalrdon, as- sistant. master. Both applications were referred to the Finance Committee. PRIZE DAY. A committee was appointed: to make ar- rangements for the distribution of prizes, which will take place shortly before Xmias. The Governors agreed to vote towards the purchase of books.
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BRIDGEND DISTRICT COUNCIL ♦—-———- ELECTRIC POWER FOR ORGAN- BLOWING. MR. ABBOTT AND THE CHAIRMAN. Mr. W. Edwards, J.P., presided at a meet- ing of the Bridgend Urban Council on Tues- day evening, also present being Messrs. M. Stradling. W. Jones, R. C. Griffiths, H. Abbott, G. Bevan, ±.. Preece, junr., G. Harris and J. G. Jenkins, with the clerk (Alderman T. J. Hughes), the surveyor (Mr. W. F. Tudor), and the electrician (Mr. T. Thomas). PAVING. Mr. Harris, as chairman of the Works Com- mittee. said the work of paving in front- of Hope Chapel in Loity-street would be pro- ceeded with, it being ciearlv understood that the trustees of the cnapel would pay the cost of paving and kerbing, and the Council that of channeling. COITY FIELDS. The Works Committee reported that they had considered a request from Mr. G. F. Lam- bert, architect, to assist in getting an im- proved approach to Coity Fields, beyond the Barry Railway Mineral Line. with a view to laying the property out for building purposes. The committee were of the opinion that the matter was outside the functions of the Coun- cil. and that Mr. Lambert should be informed accordingly.—Carried. Mr. Lloyd wrote that he forwarded plans for the opening up of a. portion of Coity Fields for building purposes some time ago, but had not received notice that they were passed, though he believed they were in order. If the Council would hurry the matter on it might mean the provision of work for unem- ployed.—The Surveyor said the plans had been returned owing to the provision ar- ranged for carrying: off the surface water being considered insufficient.—It was decided to reply accordingly. LEGAL BOOKS. The Works Committee recommended that a copy of Lumley's Health Acts be procured, the cost being £3. The committee also re- commended that all legal and reference books belonging to the Council be kept on the pre- mises. The Clerk said he would like to know what was implied by the recommendation. If it was carried he could not take the responsi- bility of looking up legal points at the meet- ings of the Council, and it would mean delays of a fortnight before he could give his advice. Mr. Harris said it was the unanimous feel- ing that, a large amount having been expen- ded in years past in books of this description, they should be kept on the premises, so that members could have readv access to them. The Clerk said he had not the slightest ob- jection, so long as the Council understood the position. The Surveyor often came to his office for advice. Was he to cart Limley's there? It did not seem to him a practical proposal. The recommendation was carried. TAR MACADAM. The Surveyor reported that tar macadam was being laid around all projecting manholes in the town. Mr. Griffiths asked if the so-called tar mac- adam was the same as had been used in Caro- line-street recentlv. The Surveyor Yes, sir. Mr. Griffiths: Well, it is very poor stuff, little more than mud. We might as well have something good as tinker with it. The Surveyor: I think it will answer if given time. Mr. Griffiths: It will not be there; it will be washed away. The Chairman remarked that the weather had been bad. Mr. Abbott thought the material had been cut into in Station-hill and Caroline-street by shoes on the wheels of railway lorries. Mr. Griffiths: They don't use shoes on the flat part of Caroline-street. It was understood that the Surveyor would request drivers of heavy lorries not to drive over parts of the roads affected until the macadam became firm. ORGAN-BLOWING. The following appeared on the agenda paper:— Motion by notice by notice by Mr. Abbott dated 22nd October, 1908: —That the reso- lution adopted in reference to energy for organ-blowing at the Hope Chapel, Bridg- end be rescinded. The Clerk stated that it was his duty to draw attention to Standing Order No. 32. I which provided that notices of motions to rescind resolutions could! only be dealt with when seven clear days' notice had been given. Mr. Abbott, rising, was about to move the motion, when the Chairman 'also rose. and holding the notice up. asked that member whether he admitted the handwriting. Mr. Abbott: I hope von are not going to raise a technical objection. The Chairman Is tins your motion? Abott: Yes. The Chairman Do you admit the date. October 22 rd ? Mr. Abbott: Yes. The Chairman Your motion is entirely out of order. Mr. Abbott Then I beg to move the sus- pension of the Standing Orders to allow it to be put. Mr. Jones seconded1. The Clerk (to the Chairman): That is 'a matter for you, sir.. The Chairman (to Mr. Abbott): What is your reason for moving the suspension of the Standing Orders? Mr. Abbott: A matter of urgency. The Chairman: I cannot permit the ur- gency of the motion. Mr. Abbott: Then I must say you are working in clique. The Chairman: There is another course to adopt. Unfortunately I have had to put up with the same thing mvself. You are en- tirely out of order, and I cannot allow the motion. Mr. Abbot-t said he should raise the matter at the next meeting, and asked whether it would be necessary to give a fresh notice. The Clerk: You had better send me an- other. OTHER MATTERS. It was stated that arrangements had been maute for procuring the loan, for the purchase of the power station from the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants at an interest of 31 per cent. The station, it was understood, would be taken over next Friday, if the loan could be negotiated by that time. The Surveyor reported that he had tested three house drains during the fortnight, and found each sound. A communication from Mr. Evan Griffiths. Tynywaun, clerk to the Parish Council, ask- ing the Council to surmort an application to the G.W.R. Company to run passenger trains on Cardiff and Ogmore branch for the benefit of Heolycyw and other places, was re- ferred to the Council's representative on the speci'a-I committee which is considering the train service in the district. A communication from Mr. R. C. Griffiths referring to a case, Preeg aeainst the Ogmore Small Pox Isolation Hospital Committee, was referred to committee. The Surveyor reported, with reference to the Park Fields sewers that during the fort- night 126 yards of 9-inch nipes had been laid in West-road, and two manholes built. Rock was met with very near the surface, but the beds, fortunately, were not very thick. The Surveyor also reported that the Coity- street convenience and the Talbot Inn im- provement were being proceeded with.
STORING FIREWORKS. + INFORMATION FOR SHOPKEEPERS.. We have been asked to draw attention to the following Clause 3 in the Order in Coun- cil relating to the storage of fireworks by re- tail dealers: "Notwithstanding anything contained in the said Order the substantial receptacle therein prescribed for the keeping of explosive under Mode B may be japanned or tinned iron or steel trunk or box, a wooden box. a cupboard, a drawer, or where "shop goods'' only are contained there- in, a gjliass show case, provided that the said show caise is not situated in the shop win- dow. When. such receptacle contains only shop goods,' and- is so situated as not to be readily accessible to mischievous persons, it shall not be required to be locked, provided that it is kept closed at all times when fire- works are not being actually placed therein or withdrawn therefrom."
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