Auctioneers' Announcements. D HOWELL WILLIAMS AUCTIONEER, TENANT RIGHT AND HOTEL VALUER, BRIDGEND. FORTHCOMING SALES, &c. x Fat Stock at Llantwit Major, November 9th. Il. Hovell 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 SHEEP & LAMBS. DAIRY-FED PORKERS, BACON PIGS, Further entries solicited. Auctioneer's Offices, Bridgend, Cardiff and Llant- wit Major. 9152 EDWARD PREECE (JUNIOR), F.A.A., AUCTIONEER, VALUER, AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, 61, PARK STREET, BRIDGEND. Mr. Edward Preece (Jim's.; Annonncements. 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 MONDAY, 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. Mowing Machine and 10 acres Ruth'.ge up to 2nd Februarv. THREE MONTHS' CREDIT ON PURCHASES AMOUNTING TO £10 AND UPWARDS. to commence at 2 o'clock sharp. Terms, Cash. Auctioneer's Office, 61, Park street, Bridgend. 9199 Tie James Watkins, deceased. SALE OF VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY, AT BRIDGEND. MR. EDWARD PREECE, junr., has received instructions to Sell by Auction, at the DUN- RA YEN. HOTEL, Bridgend, on SATURDAY* NOVEMBER 21st. 1908, at 3 o'clock p.m., subject to conditions of sale to be then and there produced, all those THREE DWELLING HOUSES & .PREMISES knewn as Nos. 6, 8 and 10, St. Marie Street, Brid- gend. This property is held for an unexpired term of 99 years, from 2nd August, 1893,. at an annual ground rent of J36, and is let to good tenants at the low aggregate rental of 13s. 6d. per week,, landlord paying rates. For further particulars apply to the. Auctioneer, at his offices, at Park Street, Bridgend, or to Mr. T. Howell, Solicitor, Bridgend. 9216 NANTYMOEL. •Sale of Four Leasehold Dwelling Houses, Gardens and Premises. MR. EDWARD PREECE, Junior, has been in- structed to SELL BY AUCTION on MONDAY, the 23rd day of Nov., 1908, at the Court Coleman, Hotel, Nantymoel (subject to sale conditions to be then and there produced), the following PROPERTIES at Nantymoel. LOT 1.—All that Leasehold Dwelling House, Gardens and Premises, No. 4, Court Coleman Street, let at JB1 Is. Od. per lunar month. LOT 2.—All that Leasehold Dwelling House, -<«ardens and Premises, No. 5, Court Coleman Xtreet, let at £1 Is. Od. per lunar month. LOT 3.-AU that Leasehold Dwelling House, Garden and Premises, No. 53, Commercial Street, let at JB1 Is. Od. per lunar month. LOT 4.—All that Leasehold Dwelling House, Garden and Premises, No. 54, Commercial, Street, I let at JB1 Is. Od. per lunar month. Lots 1 and 2 are held under one lease for the residue of 99 years from, the 29th day of September, 1377, at the low yearly ground rent of £3 4s. Od., -which will be e(luallyapportioned between the two > lots. Lots 3 and 4 are held under one lease for the v residue of 99 years from the 25th March, 1868, at the low yearly ground rent of £1 18s. lid., which will be equally apportioned between these two lots. All Private Street Works, have been carried out. The Sale will commence at 7.30 o'clock p.m. .precisely. The Leases may be inspected at the office of the Vendor's Solicitors at any time previous to the Kale, and will be produced in the sale room. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, .•JjRrk Street, Bridgend or to MESSRS. T. J. HUGHES & LEWIS, Solicitors, 9188 Court House Buildings, Bridgend. Mr. John David's Announcements. ABERTHIN, Near GOWBRIDGE. .Sale of Valuable Freehold Property. MR. JOHN DAVIl) has received instructions iML t.o 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 :wd 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 jB12 per annum, tenant paying rates. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer at his Offices, at Cowbridge, or to K W. Miles. Esq.. Solicitor, Cow,bridge W. E. Lewis, Solicitor. .Bridgend: J. T. Howell, Esq., Solicitor, Bridgend. And also, immediately afterwards, hy 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 ^berthin, near Cowbridge, now occupied by Mr. Watkin W. Thomas. For further .particulars apply to the Auctioneer, 4It to Mr. E. W. Miles, Solicitor, Cowbridge. 9161 HILLSIDE, COWBRIDGE. Sale of Household Furniture. MR. JOHN DAVID has received instructions from the Executrix of the late Mr. T. J. Parsons (who is leavijQg the town), to SELL BY .AL'CTIOX on WEDNESDAY NEXT, NOV. lltli, 1900, iviz. — DININO ROOM,—Mahogpny table, mahogany clieff onier, couch, piano, oak dinner wagon, easy chair, -mahogany frame chairs, mahogany Pembroke table, portiere and curtain, fern case and stand, pictures, pole and curtains, fender and tire irons, ■quantity books, mahogany 2-fbip table, 2 office cupboards, cases of stulfed ;birds, good linoleum. •etc.. etc. DRAWING ROOM.-Octagon table, couch, cases stuffed birds, lamp stove, ijiaiiogany frame chairs, quantity hooks, sundry pictures, table lamps, Hundrv ornaments, carpet and ,arthrug, etc., etc. CONTENTS OF 4 BEDROOMS. Iron and wooden W1 steads, child's crib, mahogany and deal chest drawers, gent's deal wardrobe, deal washstands and ware, dressing tables, toilet glasses, towel rails, commodes, cane-seat chairs, -pictures, feather beds, and sundry other household requisites. KITCHEN, ETC.—Deal tables, large deal cupboard, kitchen chairs, dresser shelves, sundry ware, fender and irons, quantity firewood, and other use- ful articles too numerous to mention. Terms cash. Sale at 1.30 p.m. Further particulars may be had frora the Auc- tioneer at hiB offices, Cywbridge. 9206 TO ADVERTISERS. We ehall be obliged to our advertisers if they wiM send in their copy early on Thursday morning, or on Wednesday if possible. Insertion cannot be made of advert iaeanenti reaching at after 3 p.m. on Thursday*. Auctioneers' Announcements. HARRY F. LAMBERT (Fellow of the Auctioneers' Institute of the United Kingdom). AUCTIONEER, VALUER, LAND & ESTATE AGENT, HOTEL VALUER AND GAUGER, FIRE ASSESSOR AND ACCOUNTANT. SALES conducted of Estates, House Property, Freehold 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 and 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, BRIDGEND." Nat. Telephone 0198. Offices—PRUDENTIAL BUILDINGS, BRIDGEND. Branch Offices at Aberavon, Porthcawl, and Maesteg. 4364 PORTHCAWL.—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-Drawin, Diiiin- and Breakfast Rooms, Halls, Kitchens, Pan- tries, Daiiy, Larder, etc. First floor-5 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Lavatory, etc. Second floor-2 Bed- rooms. T<jgetkm' Tnkh 8 Acres of excellent Pasture Land, Stables, Outbuildings, and Coachman's Cottage. Apply to HARRY F. LAMBERT, 8906 Auctioneer, Bridgend. SALE FIXTURES: Nov. 12th.—Sale of Household Furniture and EffectA at Porthcawl. Nov. 14.Sttle of Hoi ses. Carriages, Harness, etc. at Bridgend. Nov. 21. -Sale of English and Oriental Carpets and Rugs at Ifcidgend. Nov.—Sale of Property at Porthcawl. Nov.—Sale of Leasehold Properties at Maesteg. Nov.—Sale of Horses at Peucoed. -n_ Mr. Harry F. Lambert's Announcements. BEACH VIEW, WELL STREET, PORTHCAWL Sale of Household Furniture and Effects. On THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, 1908, MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT has received in- structions to Sell by Auction on the premises on Thursday, November 12th, 1908, commencing at 2 o'clock prompt, the whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & EFFECTS, beingthe contents of Bedrooms, Dining and Drawing rooms, Kitchens, etc. Full ] lariiculars on Sale Posters. Auctioneer's Offices, Bridgend <fc Port Talbot. 9196 STAR HOTEL SALE YARD, BRIDGEND. SALE OF HORSES, CARRIAGES, HARNESS, ETC. On SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 1908. MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT begs to announce that he will hold his next Sale on the above date. Sale at 2 p.m. prompt. There will be included in this Sale several COLLIERY HORSES from WEKN TARW COLLIERY. Full particulars next week's issue. Further entries respectfully solicited. 9197 TOWN HALL, BRIDGEND. 1)Ccial 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. 21st, 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 SUDDEN DEATH TO LARGE PROFITS. GREAT SALE, by PUBLIC AUCTION, of CARPETS. LINOLEUMS. RUGS, FLOOR CLOTHS, OIL CLOTH, TABLE CLOTH, ETC. TO-NIGHT and EVERY EVENING at 7. MR. W. ROWE, Auctioneer, is instructed by Messrs. Wilson. Thompson, & Co., London, to SELLbv AUCTION.at PAIN'S AUCTION MART, 15 OXFORD STREET, PONTYCYMMER (Sale Every Day Privately from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Their Great Stock of BRUSSELS. VELVET PILE, KIDDERMINSTER, & other Valuable CARPETS in every size, with or without Border. Carpets to the value of £ 20 each will be sold entirely without reserve. Among the immense stock of Carpets there are some with patterns woven through, there- fore they can be used on either side. They are all expensive designs, both light and dark colours. NOTICE !—Messrs. Wilson, Thompson, and Co. is the largest firm in London for hiring out Carpets for drawing-room parties and other occasions. This is the Great Sale of Last Year's Patterns. All carpets guaranteed perfect; the only fault is—they are last year's patterns. Also 200 RUGS, of every si'/e and pattern. Velvet Pile, Brussels, and others. Also about 30 Tons of Government KAMPTULI- CAN, LINOLEUM, and OILCLOTH, varying in length from 1 yard to 20 yards, and from half-a-yard to tour yards wide. These are Rolls left after tit- ting out Government Ships' Cabins and Saloons, Waiting-rooms, Banks. Law Courts, etc. Solid Leather and Indiarubber DOOR MATS. American Leather TABLE COVERS, etc., all to be cleared without reserve. 2000 Pairs of NOTTINGHAM LACE HANGERS, 100 Pairs of WOOL BLANKETS. Tigers', Leopard's, Wolves', Bears', Opossum, and other BEAUTIFUL SKIN RUGS. Also a large quantity of ladies' and Gentlemen's SILK UMBRELLAS (Second-hand), which have been Lost on the Railways. OVER £ 2,000 WORTH OF GOODS MUST BE CLEARED. Goods will be on View and Sold Privately from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Linoleums from Is. 6d. per yard. You can come and pick out the best of the goods during the day from 11 to 4, from Is. 6d. per yard. BE SURE AND ATTEND THIS SALE. THE MOST GENUINE SALE EVER KNOWN IN PONTYCYMMER. 9178 Notices. IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.- Companies winding up. NEVILLE. Xo, 00326 of 19C8. In the matter of the Companies Acts, 1862 to 1907. In the matter of the Plm-nix Merthyr Colliery 1907. Limited. TV] t) 1 ICh is li^reny given that a petition for the -L1 M'indingupof the above-named Company by the High Court. of Justice wa. oil the 3rd day of November, 1908, presented to the said Court by Charles Leigh Clay, trading as C. L. Clay and Co.. t Mount Stuart Square, in the City of Cardiff, Pit Wood Meiehaios. a creditor of the said Com- pany and that the said petition is directed to he btvird before the Court sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, on Tuesday, the 17th day of November. 1908. and any creditor or con- tributory of the .said Company desirous to support or oj.'j>ose the making of an order on the said petition, may appear at the time of hearing by him- self or bis Counsel for that purpose and a copy of the petition will be furnished to any creditor or contributory of the said Company requiring the same by tj.i. undersigned, 011 payment of the reg- ulated charge for the same. JOHNSTONE & WILEY, 30 Duke Street, t Jatues", S.W., Agents for COUSINS BOTSFORl) & PHOENIX, 20 and 22 Queen Street, Cardiff, Solicitors for the Petitioner. NOTE. Any person who intends to appear on the hearing of the said petition must serve on or send by post to the above named, notice in writing of his attention so to do. The notice must state the name and address of the person, or if a firm the name and address of the tinll, and must be signed by the ]wi-moit or firm or his or their Solicitor (if any), and innst he served or if posted must be sent by post in sufficient time to reach the above-named not later than 6 o'clook in the aft^riJQon of the 16th day of November, 1908, Notices. 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 011 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 WANTED, by the Visitors of the Glamorgan County Asylum, a Clerk of Works, to super- vise the external painting of Angelton and Pare Gwyilt Asylums: Salary £ 2 2s. a week. Appli- cations to be sent to the Medical Superintendent before the 14th November instant, with copies of no more than 3 recent testimonials. 9205
^Carriages & Seatljs BIRTH. LLOYD.—On October 31st, at Brynhyfryd, Bridgend, thv wife of L. O. Lloyd of a daughter. 9195 SILVER WEDDING. RKV.S—THOMAS.—At Llangynwyd Parish Church, on November 5th, 1883, by the Rev. R. P. Llewel- lyn, M.A., Vicar, Joseph, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. David Rees, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thomas, Gam, Maesteg.— As happy now as on our wedding day. 9176
Returns which have been prepared silowing the strength of the Terri- torial Force in Glamorgan disclose a very serious shortage from the establishment. This might be taken, at first sight, as a. sign that the leading county of the Principality is receding in loyalty, that its men have lost a. love of the colours, or that Mr. Haldane's scheme is unpopular. The first two sugges- tions may be at once dismissed as erroneous. There is no sign in the county of a wane in interest in the Reserve Forces, and probably the oM Volunteer scheme would be as successful as heretofore. With regard to the acceptance of Mr. Hal- dane's scheme, it has not appealed to the imagination as it was hoped, possibly 011 ac- count of the more stringent conditions it im- poses. But the chief fault for the shortage would seem to be at the door of the County Assocdation ill: striking out old units in the wrong places, and) iii, allocating new units to districts incapable, as it transpires, of rais- ing them. Tn the Bridgend and Cowbridge Union, for instance, 350 men, commanded by officers who were willing to-transfer, were wiped; off, and the whole al-ea left a blank oil, the Territorial map, save for a small company of Cyclists at Bridgend. Why Central Gla- morgan was thus bereft of its Reserve Forces w,as never explained. It was certainly not on account of inability to raise strong companies of capable men. The old Volun- teer corps of Central Glamorga.n were not mere ephemeral units, which had sprung up suddenly and were likely to disappear as quickly. The Vale Infantry wore a steady corps, Maesteg was uSllallyabove strength, and Bridgend, with its environs, had at one time raised nearly three hundred men. in the two branches of arms. Bridgend had, in- deed, for a town of its size, great traditions as a V'- luntwring a ltd shoot i rig centre. We have no hesitation in saying that it was -all, act of indiscretion on the part of the County Association, to turn their backs upon such old Volunteer centres. Nay. more, it was a great slight to the district which was ¡ wholly unmerited. What applies to the Infantry applies with even greater force to the Garrison Artillery, for I the Bridgend Company was the most efficient of all1, and came to regard' the annua'l honour at camp as its right, so regularly was it se- cured. The Company had an. excellent Drill- hall and had' been supplied with modern gunis which were likely to still further improve its I efficiency. The reason given at the time for the dispersal of this particular corps was that it was necessary to reduce the number of companies, and Bridgend as an outlying unit, had to go. though it would now appear from the returns that all these companies were re- quired. The striking out of Central Gla- morgan Companies was allowed to go by at the time without a protest, possibly because matters were left in an indifferent state for such. a. period that old Violiijitmz-s lost interest in the subject. It is no use, however, cry- ing over spilt milk, and we venture to throw out the suggestion that, as the county has a serious shortage in the establishment, some units should be raised in a district which has such excellent traditions and which Is ca-pabl." still of rendlering its quota to the Reserve Forces of the country. I Rapidly-developing districts have to pay the penalty of haste in many ways. Al- though we live in days of hustle and bustle, public bodies still move slowly, and abnorm- al^ increasing districts quite outpace local administrative bodies. Maesteg, the most rapidly increasing district of Glamorgan, has experienced' this truth in several respects, especially in relation to sanitary matters and to education. In the last-named matter, the chief disability has been, the absence of a secondary school, which the district is thoroughly entitled to have, both from the point of view of population and educational record. Scholars have had to travel to Bridgend and Port Talbot for intermediate and this has Droved an inconveni- ence to them, an expense to parents, and over.crowded schools at these places. Tech- nicalities have from time to time been thrown in the way of the. establishment of a school, but these seem at last. to have been swept away and genuine hones may now be entertained of the early provision! of a school. At a meeting the other day Mr. t.. E. l/aview, the local representative on the County Coun- cil, was able to state that the Glamorgan Education: Committee had adopted the re- commendation' of a sub-committee to build a school, and the first requisite is to select a site. This is a highly important matter, in- asmuch as it should iiot only be central and easily 'accessible from the railway stations, but it should provide healthy play grounds and room for extensions. Due care is to be exercised in the selection., and there are pros- pects that before long a, substantial, well- equipped school will be nn1 fait accompli. When; this occurs, the mining valleys of Mid- Glamorgan) will be well provided for educa- tionally, for ill .the meantime higher elemen- tary schools will have been opened in the Og- more and Garw Valleys and additional pro- vision made for primary education. The Small Hold,iiigg Committee of the Gla- morgan County Council have up to the pre- sent time found their task of carrying out the objects of the new Act of Parliament beset with difficulties. It had to be admitted1 at a meeting 011 Monday that efforts to secure land had so far proved altogether abortive, and the committee were without a hold'inig to offer applicants who were considered suit- able. Landowners ill the county, it would appear, are not at all ready to split up their estates or particular farms, There are, of course, many objections to the sale or leasing of farms, and especially to the cutting off of corner pieces. consideration for old tenants being one strong reason. So far as the com- mittee is concerned., however, there is little doubt that they are extremely anxious to give the Act a fair test and' see it in actual work- ing. Members of the committee appear to be in thorough sympathy with the spirit of the Act, which, whatever individual opinions on its desirability may have been., should be given a fair trial. There is no doubt that the committee will shortly be able to see that a few small holdings are set up. and possibly to be stead-y and sure" is the best policy in a matter of this kind.
LOCAL NEWS. THE Rev. William Evans, M.A., of Pem- broke Dock, will occupy Hermon C.M. pulpit next Sunday. The Celebrated Lipton's Teas and Provi- sions may be had of the Sole Agent for Bridg- end^—T. Woodward, near The Bridge. A DANCE in connection with the Bridgend Ladies'' Hockey Club will be held on Tuesday next, November 10th, 1903, at the Town-hall, Bridgend. Tickets, including light refresh- C ments, 3s. each, to be had from the members of the Club. 9177 COTTAGE HOSPITAL.-The matron acknow- ledges with thanks Milk and! vegetables from Miss Blandy; a brace of pheasants from Col. Turbervill; a shin joint from Mr. Morgan David, butcher; and flowers from Mr. Roberts, Coychurch Road. In-patients. 8. C.M. MISSION HALL.—The anniversary ser- vices were held on Sunday and Monday, the preachers being the Rev. Ambrose Williams, who has recently accepted the pastorate of Trinity, lonypandy, and the Rev. J. Teify Da vies, of Maesteg. There were large con- gregations at all the services, and special an- thems were Tendered bv the choir, under the conductorship of Mr. W. Love-luck. The col- lections realised nearly £20. BRIDGEND "PARLIAMENT.—The first sitting of the eighth session was held at the Library on October 29th. Mr. Michael Davi-es and Mr. George Harris were elected speaker and deputy-speaker respectively for the Session, and fJr. W. Hopkins hon. sec. About 20 new members were enrolled. A vote of sym- pathy was unanimously passed with Mr. H. J. Randall in the death of his uncle. Mr. L. Edwards (Prime Minister) introduced the Liberal Government's King's Speech, which was seconded by Mr. D. L. Powell. Mr. D. T. Evans and Mr. C. E. Lloyd taking part in the debate which followed. The second sit- ting was held on Tuesday, the Speaker in the chair. After numerous" questions had been dealt with, the debate on the King's Speech was resumed by Messrs. John Lewis, H. Woodward, Anthony Lewis. W. Hopkins, and the Rev. D. G. Rees. The Leader of the House having replied. the speech w.,3 carried by an overwhelming majority. TLe Govern- ment will next Tuesday bring ill a measure for the enfranchisement of women. The Liberal party have a majority this year, the Labour and Socialist party being good second. So far only three Conservatives have b*>en enrolled, but it is hoped that more wiTl appear next Tuesday. RETIREMENT OF MR. W. WALTERS.—On Sat- urday Mr. W. Walters, foreman at Bridgend Railway Station, retired on a pension, after exactly 46 years' service under the G.W.R. Co. He entered1 their service on November 2nd, 1862, at Swansea. For 8.1. years he was engaged at Neath, and he was subsequently removed to New Milford, where he remained only six months, being transferred in August, 1871 to Bridgend. Thus Mr. Wal- ters has been here 37-1 years, for the greater portion of which period he has acted as fore- man.^ When he -came to Bridgend the '"uni- form staff numbered 8. and1 the passenger trains daily arriving at the station 12 whereas to-day there are 48 on the staff, "While the trains number over 90. The Llynii land Ogmore branch was worked separately, the station-master being Mr. T. Rowe, now of Southerndown. Mr. Walters has served under six stationmasters. Messrs. E. Parry, J. Maxwell, W. E. Bradshaw. Richa-rd Rich- ards, J. Be van, and A. Cromwell. It is interesting to note that onlv one mishap has befallen him during the whole period of ser- vice, the particular accident resulting in per- manent injury to a nneer. By his unfail- ing ,courtesy, Mer. Walters made numerous friends among the travelling public, by whom 7 he will be greatly missed, and who wish him many happy years in his well-deserved re- tirement. Mr. J. Jenkins, ticket examiner, and formerly signalman, has been appointed to succeed him as foreman. BAPTIST CONFERENCE AT BRIDGEND. District Conference meetings of the Eng- lish Baptists were held at Hope Church, Bridgend, on Tuesday and Wednesday. O11 Tuesday evening two paoei-s were read—one on "Music as an Aid to Worship," by Mr. I. Edwards, Pbntycymmer; the other on The Fellowship Meeting as a Means of Promoting Christian Brotherhood," by Mr. D. C. Whit- tingbam, Tondii. Both papers were very in- teresting and instructive. The District Exe- cutive Committee met at 11 a.m., on Wednes- day. and its recommendations1 were submit- ted to the Conference at 2.30 p.m. The Rev. Rhys Davies, Maesteg, the vice-chairman, presided, in the absence of the chairman, the Rev. H. R. Byatt, of Nantymoel, the follow- ing ministers being also present: Revs. W. Heynolcls, Pontycymmer G. R. Cole, Ton-du C. P. Thomas. Maesteg; J. J. Treharne, Og- more Vale; J. Freear. Cefn; J. J. Young, BXaengarw and T. C. Davies, Bridgend, dis- trict secretary, while there were delegates from all the district churches. The Rev. J. J. Young, the new minister of Blaengarw, was cordially welcomed into the district. A plan for the visit of a foreign missionary de- putation to the district churches was ar- ranged. Pioneer Baptist Mission- work an the district was considered, and it is inten- ded that more work of this kind will be undertaken in the near future. Sympathetic reference was made to the recent death of the. Rev. W. G. Davies, of Penarth, who had been, for twenty years Central Secretary of the English Baptist Association and the memorial fund appeal, addressed by the As- sociation Council to the district churches, was recommended to their favourable consi- deration'. A.n interesting feature of the conferen-ce was the presentation of a purse, containing a donation from each of the dis- trict churches, to the Rev. T. C. Davies, of Bridgend (the pastor of the Church at Abe-r- gwynfi). as an. expression of esteem and of ap- preciation of upwards of eleven years' service as honorary district secretary. A paper was read by the Rev. J. J. Treharne, of Ogmore Vale, on The Optimism of the Twentieth Century," which led to some interesting re- marks by several of the delecrates. An ex- cellent tea was provided by the ladies of Hope Church at 5 p.m. The conference meetings closed with a service at 7.30 p.m.. at which the Rev. J. Freear. of Cefn. preached. NOLTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SALE OF WORK. A successful sale of work was held at Nol- ton Presbyterian Hall on' Wednesday after- noon, the proceeds being in aid of the church funds. The event was well organised, and the several stalls, laden with articles, were tastefully arranged and decorated. The opening ceremony was performed by Mrs. Sibbering Jones, Porthcawl, in the presence of a large company. Mr. D. L. Jenkins having offered prayer, III's L, the Pastor (Rev. W. J. Thomas), who presi- ded, delivered an address. Some people, he said. thought sales of work weie unworthy wavs of raising funds, but, if they could have a little talk with those people, small dimcuity would be experienced in getting them to ack- nowledge that efforts of that kind could re- ceive the Divine blessing. Perhaps they had in the past drawn; too deep a line between the sacred' and the secular, forgetting that all things were saci-ed if they were done from the best motive and for the best purpose. (Hear, hear.) In further remarks the Chairman ex- plained the object of the sale, and remarked that that church did not appeal to the public as often, perhaps, as some sister churclies.— In an interesting address. Mr. Sibbering Jones said all the English Methodist Churches started under considerable difficulties, and he remembered a time when the Bridgend cause was a source of anxiety to the Presby- tery to which it belonged. He was glad to know that the churchf was now in a more pros- perous condition, and he congratulated the pastor and the members upon the energetic way liii which they carried' on the church, as exemplified by that sale of work. Not only did such efforts benefit the church funds, but they united the members more closely as co- workers. Mrs. Jones having formally declared the sale open,, Mr. Morton Jenkins proposed, and Mr. John Davies seconded, a vote of thanks, eulogistic references being made to Mrs. Jones's efforts on behalf of charitable insti- ttitions.-Alde-i-inaii T. J. Hughes supported the motion. The representatives of other churches, he said, had come there to show their brotherly feeling and good will towards their friends at Nolton. He did not think any apology was needed for a church coming before the public, because it existed on the free-will offerings of Christians. A;; one of it-a members, he never apologised for Hope Church being before the public on every pos- sible occasion. Perhaps Hope had become a nuisance—(laughter)—or something like a boil on the neck which could not be rubbed off. (Renewed laughter.) In times like these, he went on, when there were so many reactionary forces at work, all sections of the Church should combine upon essentials, re- member how many points they agreed upon, and forget the minor points of divergence on mere detail, and present a united: front as the foes of sin, indifference, and atheism. (Applause.) The following were the stall-hoklers — Fancy. Mrs. John Davies, Mi-s. D. L. Jenkins. Mrs. George Powell. Mrs. Diamond, and Miss Ellis; fruit and flowers. Miss M. B. Jenkins. Miss Pritchard. and' Miss Watkins; refresh- ments. Mrs. E. Hughes. Mrs. R. Davies, Mrs. Morton Jenkins, Mrs. W. J. Thomas. M11 J. R. Lewis. Mrs. E. Davies. Mrs. T. L. Roberts. Mrs. Wiltshire, and Mrs. J. Thomas; men's stall. Mr. Oliver Lewis, assis- ted by all the male members of the Church. Two very siiec-eisfilli concerts were given, items being contributed by the following:: — Miss Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Piercv. Messrs. D. LI. Powell. T. Hopkins. T. Phillips, and G. Simmonds. The proceeds amounted to t40.
THE LATE MR. H. J. RANDALL INTERMENT AT ST. BRIDE'S MAJOR. LORD AND LADY DUNRAVEN PRESENT. The funeral, semi-private in character, of the late Mr. Henry J. Randall. J.P., Bridg- end, whose death was reported last week, took place on Monday morning, the remains being interred in the family vaiilt at the St. Bride's Major Churchyard. The-cortege left the deceased's late Bridgend residence in Nolton-street at 11 o'clock, and on every side there were signs of mourning and sympathy, the blinds being drawn at almost every resi- dence along the route to St. Bride's. The Earl and Countess of Dunraven, accompanied by her ladyship's sister, Mrs. Eden, arrived at the church some time before the cortege, having driven over from Dun-raven Castle. The employees of the estatd were present, and a number of the older villagers of St. Bride's also attended to show their regard of the deceased gentleman. The coffin was met at the church gates by the Veil. Archdeacon Ed-mo 11 des and the Vicar of St. Bride's Major (Rev. John Jones. R.D.). the Archdeacon reciting the customary Scriptural quotations, and as the church was entered the organ pealed forth the solemn strains of a Funeral March. The Vicar offi- ciated in the church, and the service con- cluded with the hymn Thy will be done," rendered with much feeling. The organist (Mr. 1. Wheeler) played another Funeral March-Hutchison's Requiescat in pacè"- as the coffin was carried from the church to the vault, which is situated at the eastern side of the churchyard near the entrance and con- tains the remains of the deceased's father, mother and brother. Archdeacon Edmondes performed the last sad rites at the grave side. The chief mourners were the deceased's three half brothers—Dr. Wyndham Randall Mr. W. R. Randall, and Mr. J. M. Rand-all'. C.C.-togetli-er with Mr. H. J. Randall and Mr. Wyndham Randall (nephews). Mr. Wm. Morgan, Cheltenham (cousin). Also present- were Mr. H. O. Irvine, steward of the Dun- raven Estate; Mr. Georee Bevan, sub-agent; Messrs. W. M. Richards and Christ ma's Evans. Estate Office; Mr. J. Herdman, mineral agent; the household staff; Revs. J. Jenkins. Rector of Llanniihangel; Henry Morris. Rector of Flemiugstone; J. Ll. Thomas. Vicar of Aberoergwm; Messrs. R. K. Pr ich a rd. S. H. Stockwood. W. A. Wil- liams, Oliver Sheppard, E. T. David, W. E. Lewis, J. W. Pritchard, Jacob Jenkins. D. H. Lloyd, Philip J. Thomas. Phi ops Herdman, E. Bramiey, W. E. Walters. W. Whittingbam, T. Powell, Groes Farm; Llewellyn Yorath. Tynycaia Win. Morgan, Tynewydd Prosser Jenkins, Glyn Neath; Lewis Powell, West Farm; Isaiah Verity. Southerndown; Wm. John, St. Brides; Jenkui Rees, Penylan S. T. Harding, E. J. Thomas, etc. The bearers were Messrsj David Williams (deceased's coachman), William Edwards, Henry Chin- nock. Evan Williams. John Cooper. Jerkin Thomas, David Harry. Morgan Trotman, Richard John, .and William Bevan. estate employees. The coffin was of panelled (Iak with massive brass fittings, the inscription 0-1 the name- plate being as "ollowlsl- HENRY JOHN RANJULL Born 4th July. 1S2G Died 29th October, 1908. There were numerous floral Tributes, Üll- cluding wreaths and crosses from Dr. and Mrs. Wyndham Randall; Mr. and 1r;>. W. R. Randall and family: Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Randall; Masters Wyndham and Jack Ran- dall; the Earl1 and Countess of Dnnraven: Lord and Lady Ardee; Lady Emily Qnin: Mr. and Mrs. Eden Mr. W. Morgan and family. Cheltenham; Airs, and the Misses Booker, SIon; Messrs. S. H. Stoekwood and W. A. Williams; ai-r. and Mrs. W. M. Rich- ards; Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Irvine; Mr. Geo. Bevan; Mr. and Mrs. Herdman; Mr. P. J. Thomas; household servants-and-Mr. Christ- mas Evans; Miss Ruth Miles; the Dunraveu Castle Workmen; servants at Fitzhamon Court; the Ogmore Angling Association1; and Mr. and Mrs. Rees Jones, Coychurch-rcad. The magnificent wreath from Lord and Ladv Dunraven bore the following inscrip- tion-: From tho- Earl and Countess of Dun- raven, in affectionate remembrance of a mo-st faithful. and trusted friend." The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mr. Fred Rhys. PULPIT REFERENCE. At Nolton Church on Sunday, morning, tho Rector (Rev. E. S. Roberts. M.A.) referred to the death of Mr. Randall. Being of a very retiring disposition," he said. "Mr. Randall was hardly known to the present- generation in the town. My experience of him, as you know or expect, has not been a long one, but during the time I knew him I found him kind 11 and sympathetic and actuated by a ense of duty. We in this church have !(-t a good friend. You are already aware tint the beautiful spire which adct-is this house of prayer was built through his munificence, and he-also contributed liberally to various church funds. Though for very many years he had not attended public worship in our church, yet nevertheless our departed friend was a man. of faith and prayer, one who consistently entered into private devotions. Of this I aiii certain- that the loss will be felt by many within this house, for the late Mr. Henry John Randall was a good man. I therefore sincerely pray, and I know you join with mo in that prayer, to the Almiehty May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him."
MINERS' WAGES. ♦ MAXIMUM TO BE CONTINUED. The colliery owners of South Wales and Monmouthshire did not make any application for a reduction in the general wage rate on the. 1st of November—one of the appointed dates in the Conciliation Board agreement when notice has to be given for any altera- tion. 011 either side. Consequently wages will continue to remain at the maximum of 60 per cent, above the standard for the next three months, namelv. until 28th Februarv, 1909.
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BULLS RAID A SHOP. 0 HAVOC WROUGHT AT A BRIDGEND FURNISHERS. A remarkable scene was witnessed at Bridgend 011 Tuesday morning, a pair of bulls invading the premises bf the South Wales Furnishers and doing considerable damage to the stock of furniture. The animals were being driven along Union-street, on which the rear portion of the premises abuts. when they turned into the South Wales Furnishers' coach-house, in which was loaded np a large quantity of furniture. The door leading from the coaeh-honse to the passage which runs through to the shon was slightly ajar, and. notwithstanding the narrowness of the doorway, the bulls passed through and found themselves in a room containing a number of valuable articles. It was at this moment that their presence j on the premises became known. Mr. Good- man, the manager, was seated in his office. and. seeing some unusual object pass the frosted glass windows and hearing &ome snorting, he immediately went to see what was amiss. He took in the situation at once and endeavoured to prevent the animals pro- ceeding further, but this was impossible. having regard to the fact that there was no room in the narrow passage for them to turn round!. A lady, who was inspecting the fur- niture in the room, gave expression to her fright in the way characteristic of the femin- ine sex, and some ladies on the balcony, who were being shown some furniture by Mr. Hin- ton. joined in the shrieking. The screams of the ladies, the shouts of the men who had followed the animals from the rear of the premises, the crashing of furniture, and the general excitement combined to make the place a veritable pandemonium. The furniture in: the centre room was ar- ranged so as to allow only a small passage. ,and consequently, though plenty of willing helpers were speedily attracted to the scene, it was inevitable that the animals should be allowed to continue their destructive jour- liey to the shop. To the evident amusement of some of a large crowd which had gathered in Wyndham-street—though some appeared to regard the incident from ite more serious aspect—two bulls' heads were to be seen directed for the plate-rdass windows. nd at first it appeared as if the exit would be made through t-lue window. A large quantity of linoTeum and oilcloths wis t-.ackod along the rack of the window, the ,nace in front being occupied by some valuable articles of furni- ture and ornaments. Though the linoleums were all thrown over towards the window, they formed an insuperable barrier to pro- gress in that direction, but the force with which the bulls struck them resulted in the complete disarrangement of the tastefully displayed goods. The commotion continued for some time, and various methods were employed to opt the beasts cut. Evertuallv they ma! .vied to turn round, and thev left the premises along the narrow massage through which they had entered. Strange to say no dama.ee was effected on the return journey, which was made with little awkwardness. The damage was estimated at rearlv £50, the damaged goods including cabinets, sideboards, bed- steads. and a number of ornaments.
BRIDGEND PENSIONS COMMITTEE. REV. EYXOX LEWIS APPOINTED CLERK The Bridgend1 and District Pensions Com- mittee met on Wednesday evening for the ap- pointment of clerk. Dr. D. J. Thomas, J.P., C.C.. Nantymoel, presided, other members pres-ent being the Rev. D. Phillips. Vicar of Newcastle; Rev. M. C. Gower Williams, Coity; Mr. W. Edwards, J.P.. Bridgend; and Mr. D. H. Price. Keirfig Hill. Eleven applications were received for the post of clerk, namely:—Revs. G. H. Griffiths. Coity; H. Eynon Lewis. Bryncethin; Wm. Parry. Newton Messrs. Wm. Williams, Pendoylan; D. R. Lewis. Bridgend; Edward Preece. junr.. Bridgend: Michael Davies, Bridgend; Thomas Davies, Caerau E. LI. Jones, Coity Fields. Bridcreud: D. R. Jones, Laleston and Jenkin Davies. Heol-laethog. Rev. Eynon Lewis forwarded- with liis application, a letter of resignation of his membership of the committee but he sug- gested that formal acceptance of the resigna- 0111 tion should be deferred pending the appoint- ment of clerk, as, if he did not secure the appointment, he would like to serve on the committee. Mr. W. Edwards said the resignation was entirely out of order, and should not be con- sidered. Since Air. Lewis was a member of the committee they could not deal with his application for the clerkship. The Chairman It depends whether this committee has the right to accept his resigna- tion. Mr. Edwards: I say we have not. He must resign to the Penybont Council who appointed him. Rev. D. Phillips: I quite agree. Mr. D. H. Price saw 110 reason why the committee should not accept the resignatl,021 of one of its members. Rev. D. Phillips pointed out that Mr. Preece was appointed a member of the com- mittee by his Council and he resigned to that authority having regard to his intention to appl-y for the clerkship. Mr. D. H. Price: This committee was not really in existence then. Rev. D. Philhps: Air. Lewis knew in the. first instance that he would be an applicant for the post, and yet lie attended the last n:.et ting of tlw? committee. Mr. Price: Mr. Lewis thinks this is the body to whom he should resign. Mr. Edwards: What richt have yon to say that ? Mr. Price I judge bv his action. Mr. Edwards: Knowing that lie was going to be an applicant for the post, I s.-tv Lewis should rot have taken part in the busi- ness of the last meeting. Mr. Price: He had a perfect right to do so. He was not an applicant in fact, though lie might have been in intention. Mr. Edwards At any rate, I shall protest against the acceptance of the -resignation. Mr. Price: We will take the Chairman's ruling, net yours. Further discussion ensued, and a minute was taken of Mr. Edwards's protest. Mr. Edwards then proposed that Mr. Preece be appointed clerk, eulogising his ser- vices as clerk to the school managers and in other capacities. He thoueht Mr. Preece knew sufficient Welsh to enable him to dis- charge the duties of the office, and he was in every way qualified for the office. Rev. David Ph ill ins seconded, stating he was sure that Mr. Preece would, if appointed, discharge his duties efficiently and conscien- tiously. Mr. D. H. Price proposed as an amend- ment the appointment of the Rev. Evnon Lewis, as to whose capabilities, he said, there could be no question. He did not think M pl"("PE"s knowledge of Welsh "was very great-, -and the advertisement stipulated Welsh as all essential qualification. Rev. Gower Williams seconded th»amend- ment, which was supported by the Chairman and consequently carried. Mr. Edwards then mooosed Mr. Michael Davies. He remarked that Mr. Davies s knowledge of Welsh was all that could be de- sired. Re\. D. Phillips Kecfudcd. po-inting out that it was desirable the clerk should reside in the town. He had not a word to say aeainst the Rev. Evnon Lewis, but Mr. Michael Davies had to opt his living out of appointments of this- kind, whereas Mr. Lewis had the oversiclit of a church. Though be wished to emphasise the fact that he had no objection to Mr. Lewis, he thought their motto should be Live and let live. The Chairman said lie did not agret- with the Vicar altogether, because an auctioneer could draw from more resources than a Non- conformist minister. Rev. D. Phillips: 1 should like to remind von. sir, that at present the Rev. Eynon Lp,s does nut draw his income only from the ministry. Rev. D. Phillips and Mr. W. Edwards voted for the amendment, and thp Chairman, Rev. M. C. Gower Williams, and Mr. Price aeainst. Rev. Eynon Lewis was then appointed. Mr. W. Ed^wards entering his '"strong protest" against hie; s' lection.
MAESTEG PENSIONS COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Macsteg and Glyncorrwg Pensions Committee was held on Tuesday. Mr. W. Jenkins, un-ncorrwg. was appointed chairman, and Mr. R. Scale, solicitor, Maes- teg, clerk.
SHOOTING MISHAPS AT EWENNY 4. BEATERS STRUCK BY PELLETS. Several accidents, all happily of a minor character, occurred during a two days' shoot at Ewenny on Friday and Saturday, beaters being hit by pellets. In a letter Colonel Turbervill explains the accidents as follows: On. Friday six guns and 2*8 beaters were out, while on Saturday the numbers were five and sixteen respectively. On Friday one man, who had served in the Boer War, was struck by pellets in three or four places while the beater next to him was grazed on the neck, evidently by a shot from the same gun. About the same time another beater received a spent shot on his forehead, and my gamekeeper got a scratch on his hand, also by a single pellet. So slight were the injuries siietaiii.,L-d that all these men continued beating until even- ing. while the one who had been hardest hit turned up to beat again on the follow- ing day. On Saturday one beater was struck by one pellet, but did not mention it at the time.
BRIDGEND SOLICITOR'S ACTION. A TRANSFERRED INVESTMENT. COMPANY DIRECTORS SUED. Mr. Justice Coleridge and a common jury In the King s Bench on Monday heard an action by Mr. Robert Christopher Griffiths, of Bridgend, against a company called the Cornish Minerals (Limited), and its directors. the Marquis de la Soudiere. Visc-omte De Bourg. and Mr. N. P. Burch. to recover £100 subscribed by the plaintiff for shares in the defend'an t co m pa n v. The plaintiff's case was that the memoran- dum of the company showed that it was formed to acquire and work the Wheal Coats Tin Mine in Cornwall, whereas when that scheme went off the defendants had illegally diverted the money subscribed for that purpose by investing it in a gold mining company called Cotes d'Or Eldorado (Limited). Mr. Burch, the onlv defendant who appeai-ed. defended himself in person. The only witness called for the plaintiff was Mr. John Alleyn. late secretary to the Cornish Minerals (Limited), and he gave evidence that he refused to do what the directors required because it was unfair to the shareholders, and, as a consequence, he was dismissed. In the result the jury found for the plain- tiff. and judgment was entered accordingly, with costs.
LLANCARFAN AND DISTRICT SHOW AND PLOUGHING MATCH. The Llancarfan Society held their annual meeting on October 28th, as briefly reported last week. 011 Penon Farm, accommodation being provided by Mr. Thomas Griffiths, the new tenant of the farm. The weather was ail that could be desired, and the entries were a record. Amongst those present were Mr. J. H. Brain, president Mr. Lewis David and AMerman Edward John, vice-pre- sidents: Messrs. L. G. Williams. Percy Hill, Alderman W. A. James. Messrs. W. Emerson. Sweldon Lane, St. Athan: D. Spen-cer. Flemiugstone Morgans. Caia Francis. Stockland: Evan Williams, Barry: Thomas. Drope; J. Thomas, junr.. Boverton Place; Owen Rowel Is, and many of the leading agri- culturists of Glamorgan. The judges were: Ploughing, Mr. Richard Barton, Moulton. Mr. Wm. Lewis. Cwrtybettws. and Mr. Row- land Thomas, Tynybeiilan horses, colts and driving clashes. Mr. Geo. Burnett. Barry. Mr. J. L. Jenkins. Lisvane; and Mr. D. L. Griffiths. Weluh St. Donats: hedging and roots. Mr. W. Watts, Sheeocourt fruit and vegetables, Mr. Church, gardener to Mr. R. W. Llewellyn. Baglan Hall. In the evening an excellent dinner was pro- vided at the Fox and Hounds, Llancarfan. by Mr. Daniel Gibbon, between 60 and 70 sit- ting down. The chair was occupied by the president, supported bv Messrs. Lewis David. The Hendra L. G. Williams, and Percv Hill. Several excellent songs were rendered by Mr. David Thomas. Homrv: Mr. S. Williams. Mr George Gibbon, and others. After the usual toasts had been dispensed with, the meeting broke up by singing" Anld Lang Syne," a most enjoyable evening having been spent. Everything went off without a hitch. The secretarial duties were carried cut as usual by Mr. Jas. James, Whitton Farm. The, prizes were awarded as follows: — Ploughing.—Open Champion Class 1. Dd. James. Baglaii 2. Edward Price, Llanmaes; 3. Thomas James. Baglan. Senior Class: 1. Jas. Price. Boverton; 2. Fatsv Crimmins, The Gr-cen Farm 3. Edwin Morgan. Mardy Newydd. Junior Class 1. David Palmer .)' Ict. 1 1. 2. Geo. Palmer; 3. A. Howe; 4. W. Dennis. In and cut on Headlands: Edwin Morgan. Neatest and most serviceable turn-out 1, Patsy Crimmins, The Green: 2. Wm. Codes, Caia Farm. Hedging: 1. Wm. Griffiths- 2. Thomas Griffiths 3, Mathew Soloway 4. Thomas Young. Best Team en-caged at Match 1. Mr. Mor- gans. Cail; 2. Mr. Jas. Howell. Green Firm. Brood: Mares Mr. A. M. Thomas. Llanmaes. Two-vear-old Cart Colts: 1. Mr.. Oliver T1 lomas. Greave; 2, Mr. Lane. St. Athan. Yearling Cart Colts: 1. Mr. Ilitvcl Williams. Castle-ton 2, Mr. A. M. Thomas. Welsh Cobs: 1. Mr. Wro. James. Foninon 2. Mr. David Edwardte, Broadclose. Suckling Cart Colts: 1. Mr. Thomas. Drone: 2. Mr. Illtyd Williams. Two-vear-okl Cob: 1, Mr. David Jenkins. Llanblethery 2. Mr. Wm. Lougher, Llanvitlivn. Two-year-old Hacknev 1. Mr. David Thomas. Beauvil 2. Mr. Evan Wil- liams, Per mark. Suckling Cob or Hackney: 1. Mr.. John Thomas. Michael-stone: 2. Mr. Wm. Thomas. Yearling Cob or Hacknev: 1, Mr. Wm. H.arrv; 2, Mr. John Griffiths. Open Driving Clars 1 and 2. Mr. S. Batten. Tudor Road. Cardiff: c.. Mr. Pearce, Cadox- ton. Local Driving CIP.FS: 1. Mr. George Duncan. Rboose: 2, Mr. Wm. Lougher. LITn- vithyn. Collection of Roots 1 and 2. Mr. Thomas. Homry. Collection of Vegetables 1. Hervv Davies, Rhoose. Potatoes 1. P. C. Wil- liams: 2. James Trew. Collection of AppV-s 1 and 9, Mr. W. Lomrher Llanvitbyn. Dis- trict Vegetable Classes—Collection George Creed. Onions: 1. Genree Creed; 2. W. Kerman. Potatoes: 1. W. Herman 2. John Griffith- Parsnirs: 1. P.C. Williams; 2. Thcs. Griffiths. Carrots 1, J. Roberts °. Wm. Griffiths. Cauliflower: George Crt-'t'd. Innw-Service Prizes. — Men FN Jeu- kin-3 Gileston. 32 years 9 months 2. William Lewis. Cliff Farm, 27 years 2 months. M'aids 1. Laura Davies, Aberthaw, 13 years 9 months: 2. Amelia Noves. Llanvitbyn. 8 _r_
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OGMORE PENSIONS COMMITTEE. To the Editor. Sir.—In last week's "Gazette" I notice lit. I T. W. Job represented the Friendly Societies on tl e Pensions Committee for tlie Ogmore and Garw District. I should be glad to know how it is that Mr. Job became a member of that committee, who appointed him? If the District Coun- cil, have they the right to do so? I am posi- tive that the matter has net been referred to the Friendly Societies, as I notice it has b^en ill other places. Why not do -so. and have a fair and etraiehtforwapd nomination? The neighbouring District Council of Maesteg did not entertain the idea of appointing a Friendly Societies representative, but re- ferred the matter to the Friendly Societies to settle the representative bv the various lodges. Why not our Council adopt the same method ? I protest asrainst the appointment of Mr. Job, and suggest that a meeting of various lodges in the Garw Valley be called at once to disouss the matter. Let us take up the matter at once in the Garw, and protest against this appointment. —Yours truly, RATEPAYER. Blaengartv.
THE LICENSING BILL. SPEECH BY MR. BRACE IN THE HOUSE. SHORTER SUNDAY HOURS IN ENGLAND. Speaking in the House of Commons on Fri- day, on the subject of limiting the hours of opening of public-houses in En-gland on Sun- days. Mr. W. Brace (South Glamorgan) said 'as a member of the working classes, as a resi- dent at Newport in Monmouth. and as a Mem- ber for Glamorganshire that he had no hesi- tation in- associating himself with the pro- posal for limiting the hours during which public-houses were kept open on Sundav. He had been surprised that the basis of the -at- taok that had been leveiied against the Gov- ernment proposals Avas that it would encour- age the opening of clubs. If hon. gentlemen believed that, it was their duty to table amendments of a 'n' re drastic character dea.1- lng with clubs rati., r than make it an excuse for not supporting a reasonable proposal such as this. Tiie right hon. gentleman had ex- pressed a fear that the limitine of the hours to three on Sundays might encourage the con- sumption of spirits iinstead of beer, but it was cheaper for them to get in beer on a. Ra.tn .rrJiQ v 1,.tYht- +ikon + „ A .&J..Eu tix.ct.11 oyu it?, aiiu l'UI..I uangt'r was one that need not be seriously apprehen- ded. Might he bring forward the claims of the family? He had listened carefully to bear the family note struck in the discussion. All the fear had been as to what the drinker was to do. What about his family? Take a concrete case. On a Sunday tfte man who was given to poing to the public-house to drink went out at about half-past eleven or twelve and went into the public-house at half- past twelve and stayed, not to get the dinner beer but until half-past two. and went hene drunk or partially drunk. He was a nuis- ance to himself and to his family. Instead of having his dinner with his wife and child- ren on the only day in the week that he could spend with them, he was encouraged to go to the public-house and stay till half-past two. It was to put an end to that and in1 order that the families should have greater consideration than they had had. that he strongly supported the proposal. It was said they wanted to make sobriety compulsory by Act of Parliament. Surelv hon. Members were not so foolish as to think they were go- ing to do that. Thev had never thought that by the passing of this measure they were going to make people sober. What they claimed for the Bill was that they would re- duce the opportunities or temptations by which men were tempted to drink to the point of abuse. As a Welsh Member, as a resident in Monmouthshire who had seen close at hand the working of the Sunday Closing Act. he had no hesitation in declaring that as this to some degree carried them forward to com- plete closing he supported the proposal, and he should expect to see the n<rht hon. gentle- man the Leader of the Opposition in the same Lobby with them and carrying a number of his friends with him in snnoort of the whole proposal, believing as he did that the House might well give attention to the claims of the family rather than to the man who spent his Sunday in seeking opportunities for drink.
HOCKEY. BRIDGEND v. SWANSEA Y.M.C.A. Bridgend journeyed to Sketty on Saturday for the match with Swansea Y.M.C.A.. and were victorious to the tune of 4 goals to nil. But for the poor condition of the turf a heavier dtefeat would have been inflicted, the long grass preventing successful efforts at combination. Two of the goals were got by Roy Jenkins. and F. C. Ccath. the captain., and Gaylard were responsible for the others. Arthur Stoekwood, centre forward, played a champion game for Bridgend, and Roy Jen- kins also gave a good account of himself in the front line. None worked harder per- haps than F. C. Coath. the captain, at centre half. Griffiths, at back, was a tower of strength to his side. and Eraser Jenkins was always safe. Burgess, the Bridgend goal- keeper. had very little to do. Mr. Lewis Thomas acted as umpire for Bridgend. TONDU P.T. MIXED v. LLANGYNWYD. Tondu P.T. Mixed Hockey Team journeyed to Llangynwyd and succeeded in defeating the homesters by two goals to one. The play was fast and exciting. During the fiiet part the Tondu forwards played together well, but as half-time drew near. the ladies began to feel the strain, and were unable to keep up with the game. Playing up the slope. Burnell, the Tondu centre, got mray from the bully off, and scored before the game was a minute old. Soon afterwards Llangynwyd had hard luck. Morgan's shot striking the post. Morgan had another chance, and this time found the net with a Shot which gave Williams no chance. Tondu then commenced to attack, and Hig- gins failed with the shot, when the goal was at his mercy. Continuing to attack Tondu twice had hard luck, two shots ire 111 Burneii goino: just outside, but the third shot gave Tondu the lead, which they maintained. Miss C'. Lewis, Tondu, can be compli- mented on her fine play as t ight half. Wil- liams, the visitors' custodian, was quite equal to the attacks of the Llingynwyd forwards. TONDU P.T. CENTRE v. LLANGYNWYD. The following wiii re esent Tcndn P.T. Centre Mixed Hockey Club v. Llangynwyd on S,atiii-,da-D. Wiilianis (capt.); Miss Hetty Williams and Miss D. Clarke: Miss A. Power. D. H. Richards, and Miss M. Llew- ellyn: D. Gregory. Mi.s John. Walker, Miss S. Howells and L. Higgins. BRITON FERRY v. BRIDGEND. At Briton Ferry on Wednesday, resulting in a win for the visitors by 7 goals to nil. The scorers were: Rc), Jenkins. Acistin Gay- lard. Cliff Harris (2 cachV and F. C. Coath (1). Bridgend were in excellent fcrm. The homesters played a hit and rush game, but their efforts in this direction were met by & stolid and s-ciiij def nc-e bv the Bridgend backs. T. E..Lewis and W. E. Burgess. Al- though the goal-keeper. Rev. George Jenkins, who usually plays forward, was suffering from an injured limb which' prevented him from running and kicking, his stick work was sure "wherever required. The captain, F. C. Coath. rendered an excellent -account of him- self -at centre half, while the forwards were at times brilliant, though they in eluded only two regular players. A Gaylard. Rcy Jen- kins, and Willie T. Etlwirds combined most effectively, while Cliff Harris at right wing was very useful. Edwards Qave- a clever ex- hibition with the stick, and may be singled out as a very promising niaver, but he. should get rid of a tendency to over-run the baR,. A hint may be given to the nlavers who throw in not to threw arrets their own striking circle, but to rut tht, ball well up the field j and along the to, li, li line when opponents are I pressing. I MISS RANDALL'S XI. v. BRIDGEND j COUNTY SCHOOL. Played on the County School Ground yes- terdav. and resulted in -a draw of 2 goals all. I The scorers were Miss M-arjcrie Rand-ill and Miss Carrie Singer for the visitors, and Miss Edith Thomas and (iladvs Evans -for the School. Mr. Lewis Thomas was umpire. —
HORSE SALE AT ST. FAG AITS. Breeders ai:x^ dealers from various parts of the United Kingdom were present at Llan- maes Stud Firm, St. Fa<* 1 ns> on Wednesday, when a sale was conducted of pedigree hackneys, ponies, brood mares, and yoling stock. The sale was held by reason of large portion of the "nark" being required for planting purposes, and Mr. James Howell had. therefore, decided to considerably re- duce his stud-
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