Auctioneers' Announcements. JJOWELL WILLIAMS, AUCTIONEER, TENANT RIGHT AND HOTEL VALUER. BRIDGEND. l[R. HOVIM WILLIAMS' ANNOTJNCIXINTS. BALE NEXT MONDAY. BRIDGEND CATTLE MARKET. SALE OF FAT STOCK. MR. HOWELL WILLIAMS will hold a SALE of F'AT STOCK a& above Market, on MONDAY, JANUARY 15th, 1906, at lo o'clock sharp. Present Enti ies 12 Prime Fat HEIFERS. Further early entries solicited. Auctioneer's Offices, Bridgend and Cardiff. 2274 BALE NEXT TUESDAY. THE ESTATE OF MR. HENRY BOWEN. DECEASED. TYDERWEN, CORNELLY, PYLE. (Within One Mile of Pyle Station, G.W. Railway). Important Sale of Farming Stock, Horses, Implements, &c. MR. HO W ELL WILLIAMS has been favoured with instructions from the Executors of the late Mr. Henry Bowen, deceased, to SELL BY AUCTION on the premises as above, on TUESDAY, JANUARY 16th, 1906, the Whole of the Valuable FARMING STOCK, HORSES, &c., Comprising: 27 HEAD OF CROSS BRSD CATTLE, Including 6 capital cows (to calve in February, March and April), 2 cows in full milk 1 prime fat cow, 5 two-year old heifers in celf, 5 barren cows, 6 two and three-year-old steers, 2 calves, six months old. o FAT and STORE SHEEP, &c. ",Viz, 20 improved Radnor ewes in lamb, 17 fat wethers and 3 rams, 2 choice porkers. 12 VALUABLE CART HORSES, NAGS, COLTS, &0.; Including 5 capital colliery horses, viz. 1 chestnub horse, four-year-old, 14.3 h.h.; 1 seven-year-old bay cart horse. 14.1 h.h. 1 four-year-old bay cart horse, 14.2 h.h.; 1 four-year-old bay cart mare in foal, 14.3 h.h.; 1 three-year-old bay filly, 13 h.h., all good workers 1 chestnut eob, four-year-old, 14 1 h.h., good in all harness 1 three-year-old bay cob, 14 1 h.h., good in air harness; 1 bay pony, eight-year-old, in foal and very fast; 2 two-year- old hackney colts; 1 three-year-old pony, 12 h.h.; and 1 bay filly, three-year-old, 13 h.h. A Useful Collection of AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. CARRIAGES, CART & TRAP HARNESS, &c., Comprising: N.W. wagon, spring wagon, cattle dray, mowing machine (Jones;, farm cart, spring Pony cart, 4-wheel carriage, dog.cart, pony trap (rubber tyres), trotting sulky and harness, water cask on wheels, corn mill, saw table (complete), sack weighing machine, wheel plough, drill plough, iron harrows, tools, &c. the harness includes 2 sets trap harness (nearly new), l-eet cart harness, 2 sets long harness, and sundry harness, and numerous other effects. Three months' credit upon usual conditions. Luncheon at 12 o'clock noon. Sale at 1 p.m. sharp. Auctioneer's Offices, Bridgend and Cardiff. 2210 LLANTWIT MAJOR. WHITE LION AUCTION MART. Mr HOWELL "WILLIAMS will hold a SALE of FAT STOCK at the White Lion Auction Mart, on MONDAY, JANUARY 22nd, 1906, at 12 o'clock noon. present Entries: 55 Prime Stall Fed CATTLE. 300 Choice Fat YEARLINGS, &c. Further entries solicited. Auctioneer's Offices, Bridgend and Cardiff. 2275 EDWARD pREECE (JUNIOR), Auctioneer and Valuer, Public Accountant, 11, NOLTON STREET, BRIDGEND. To LET. Caedre House immediate possession. COTTAGE in Suffolk Street rent 4s 4d per week inclusive. MR. EDWARD FREMOB'S (JUN.) ANNOUNCEMENTS. SALE NEXT THURSDAY. BRITONFERRY, GLAMORGANSHIRE. -Sale of Valuable Leasehold Property, being Nos.95,97, 99, 101, 111 and 113. Neath Road. MR. EDWARD PREECE (Jun.) has been, favoured with instructions to ofter for SALE BY AUCTION, at the Royal Dock Hotel, Briton- ,ferry, on THURSDAY, JANUARY 18th, 1906, at 6.30 -o'clock in the evening (subject to the conditions to be then and there reld). the following ,VALUABLE LEASEHOLDS, In lots to suit intending purchasers All those Six Leasehold DWELLING-HOUSES, numbered as above, and producing in the aggre- gate rents amounting to 1;91 per annum, landlord paying rates and taxes and water rate. Nos 95,. 97, 99 and 101 are held for a term of 80 vyeais from the 29th day of September, 1859 at a ground rent of JS1 168 2d per house. Nos. Ill and 113 are held for a term of 80 years from the 25tn -day of March, 1858. at a ground rent of £ 1 17s per house. The whole form a desirable investment, having a valuable frontage to the main road leading from Britonferry to Neath. Capital tenants are in occupation, some for a considerable number of years. Further particulars to be obtained from J. T. HOWELL, Solicitor, Bridgend, or from the Auctioneer, 11, Nolton Street. 2231 BRIDGEND, GLAMORGANSHIRE. Nos. 48 & 49, NOLTON STREET. Sale Valuable Leasehold Business Premises in commanding situation. MR. EDWARD PREECE (Jun.) has been favoured with instructions from Miss Emeey to after for SALE BY AUCTION at the Wyndbam Arms Hotel, on SATURDAY, the 20th JANUARY, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon (subject to the conditions which shall jthen and there be read), in one lot, all that VALUABLE PREMISES known as 48, Nolton Street, at present tenanted by the owner, in which a successful drapery business has been carried on for the past 35 years, Also No. 50, Nolton Street, adjoining, in which a boot business has been carried on for a number of years past. The lot is held under lease dated August 1st, 1877, for a term of 99 years at an annual ground rent of;612. The Auctioneer bege to call attention to the opportunity now ofiered of securing valuable business premises in an excellent situation, No. 48 .'having a commanding frontage to Nolton Street -and Merthyrmawr Road, and has also attached to it the goodwill of a business carried on uninter- I'Uptpr'Iy for 35 years. Value of a similar nature alsor.aches to No, 50, the present business having •been.t uiiducted on the premises for a number of :year§. ^HWaer particulars to be obtained from J. T. HOWELL, Solicitor, Bridgend, -ar frornthe Auctioneer, 11, Nolton Street. 2232 EDWARD BRAMLEY, Auctioneer, Land and Estate Agent Tenant Right, Timber, Hotel, and General Valuer. AGENT LEADING INSURANCE COMPANIES. 20, ADAIUS STREET, BRIDGEND, and COW- BRIDGfi. FOR SAZE OR To LET. Freehold and Leasehold Properties in and near Bridgend. Building Land in Grove Road, Bridgend. For particulars apply to above address. 7391 .BRIDGEND CATTLE MARKET. MR. E. BRAMLEY fs instructed by Mr. Richard Llewellyn to SELL BY AUCTION in above Market, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th, 1906, at 12.30 p.m., unless previously claimed, A CHESTNUT PONY, aRed, with white stripe^on forehead, which strayed °n to Penyrallt Farm, first week in December, 1905. 30, Adare Street, Bridgend. 2279 Headquarters for Bargains 1 We are Sacrificing the Price, but NOT the Quality, AT C. STUCHBERY'S. Most Desirable Bargains. SEE THEM AND COMPARE THEM. Comparison is all we ask. Every January we clean up all our departments all over the shop. We simply make up our minds to sacrifice profits in order to clear out remains of stocks which, although fresh and good, are but in broken sizes and small lots. Most of the offerings are actually far below what they cost us. c' They take up room which is required for early Spring goods. This Sale is known all over the District for the undoubted opportunity every lady has to shop comfortably and SAVE MONEY. ttsr COME IN AND LOOK ROUND. All our Bargains are Genuine Bargains Utterly Desirable, Of Reliable Quality, and Marvellously Reduced in Price. THOSE Shrewd Buyers with an eye to opportunity, those wanting to make a shilling do the service of two, attend our Sales. They know we make no rash statements, but when we make a statement, its a fact. When we say we are selling goods at Bargain Prices, we mean Bargain Prices, Genuine and substantial Reductions. Such an opportunity presents itself to YOU during 01 GREAT WUHEIl SALE. Genuine Bargains in Ladies' Coats, Costumes, Blouses and Skirts. FURS at Greatly Reduced Prices. All Ladies' and Children's Millinery and Outfitting Reduced. I The Whole Stock of Black and Coloured DRESS FABRICS Reduced. Blankets, Sheets, Counterpanes, Quilts, and all Household Goods at Substantially Reduced Prices. Bargains of compelling interest in Nottingham Lace Curtains. Latest Designs. Serges, Flannels and Flannelettes at Sale Prices. BLOUSE FLANNELS & DELAINES at Clearance Prices. Extra Special Bargains in White Damask Table Cloths in all sizes. Remnants and Oddments at usual Quick Selling Prices. C SlatA/tett/ f
TO THE ELECTORS OF SOUTH GLAMORGAN. January 6th, 1906. GENTLEMEN, After serving you for ten years in the House of Commons, I am again a candidate for the honour of representing you in the new Parliament. As a tried servant of this con- stituency, I can say that, if I am returned once more to act as your Member, I will con- tinue to use my best endeavours to safeguard your interests, and to promote such sound legislation as may be demanded by the needs of all sections of the community. In the past it has always been my object to repre- sent the views, not of one class only of the electors, but of all classes. In the future, if you again confer upon me the honour of act- ing as your representative, I shall pursue the same course, and endeavour, to the best of my ability, to serve with equal loyalty the interests of those engaged in agriculture, min- ing, shipping, and other branches of com- merce. HOME RULE. The recent utterances of Sir H. Campbell- Banner man. the responsible head of the pre- sent Administration, have put it beyond doubt that once more an attempt is to be made bv a Liberal Government to sever the Legislative Union of the Three Kingdoms, and to weaken the effective supremacy of the Imperial Parliament, whioh is the guarantee of the equality, liberty, and security of all classes in every part of the kingdom. To this proposal I shall offer the most strenuous opposition, believing as I do. that it threatens the unity and safety of our great Empire. TARIFF REFORM. On the question of fiscal reform, which has been so ably debated before the country by Mr. Chamberlain. I hold the conviction that the time has come when it is imperative that we should examine and reconsider the condi- tions under which our trade with other coun- tries is now carried on, and it seems to me that in the light of what is happening in many of the important industries of this country, upon the prosperity of which the well-being of a large proportion of the popu- lation depends, it is our bounden duty to con- template such changes in our present fiscal system as may defend our home markets from unfair attacks by foreign producers, and secure for our manufacturers a legitimate field for enterprise abroad. THE COLONIES. Closely connected with the subject of Tariff Reform is that of our relationship to our Colonies. I believe it to be our duty and highest interest to do all in our power to knit into one strong United Empire the Mother Country and her Colonies and Dependencies. One of the best methods of bringing about this result is, in my opinion, the granting of a mutual trade preference within the Empire for the products of all parts of it. By this means, without adding to the cost of living in this country, we shall add the strong bond of a solidarity of commercial interests to that bond of blood and sentiment which was so gloriously displayed to the world by our kins- men across the sea at the time of the war in South Africa. EDUCATION. During the last Parliament an attempt was made by the Education Act, 1902, to bring into one harmonious whole the various agencies of elementary education which have existed under the system set up by the Act of 1870. I have always been anxious in this extremely important matter to promote a. settlement of the educational difficulty which may do justice to all the contending parties, provided that nothing is done which may im- pair the highest efficiency of the education given to the children of the people. The Act of 1902 was an honest endeavour to deal with the religious difficulty in the schools, but if the working of it discloses any substantial in- justice to any section of the community, I shall think it my duty to consider seriously any proposal to remove such injustice, sub- ject always to the maintenance of the right of all parents to ensure the education of their children in the religion to which they belong. DISESTABLISHMENT AND DIS- ENDOWMENT. The disestablishment and disendowment of the Church in Wales was not part of the pro- gramme of legislation put by Sir H. Camp- bell-Bannerman before the Liberal party in his recent speech at the Albert Hall. In Wales, however, a declaration has been made by the official leader of the Welsh Liberal Party that this subject will be dealt with in the next Parliament if the present adminis- tration continues to hold office. I shall strenuously oppose any measure of this kind. THE COAL TAX. I have opposed this tax in the past, and will continue to oppose it in the future. THE LICENSED TRADE. I am in thorough sympathy with the object of Temperance Reform, but not with reform which inflicts loss and injustice upon a class of traders who have carried on business under the sanction and regulation of the law. By the Compensation Act, 1904, the number of licensed houses is being substantially reduced from year to year, compensation being paid out of a fund produced by a levy upon sur- viving licenses, and in no case out of local rates or imperial taxes. Until the working of the new Act has been tested, I deprecate any further interference with the licensed trade. DEFENCE OF THE EMPIRE. As regards the Naval and Military forces of the Empire, I believe our needs in this direc- tion should be ascertained solely by reference to our Naval and Military advisers. It will be a dark day for this country when the suffi- ciency of the means of protection of our homes and our commerce has to depend upon the necessities of political campaigning. I am for a strong, and therefore a peaceful, Empire, and I say most emphatically that I am for keeping these Naval and Military questions as national questions which ought to be considered as outside the pale of party politics. If you, the electors of South Glamorgan, honour me by returning me for the third time to represent you in the House off Coni- mons, I hope and trust that electors of al shades of opinion will look upon me as theii friend, and that my intimate connection will the constituency, and knowledge of its re quirements, will enable me to look after thi interests of all in an efficient manner. I cai assure you that it will be my earnest desirt to serve you faithfully. W. H. WYNDHAM-QUIN. Beaupre, Cowbridge. 2250
Bridgend Urban District Council. PRIVATE STREET WORKS ACT, 1892. TAKE NOTICE that the Bridgend Urbai District Council have, in pursuance of tfe Private Street Works Act, 1892, by Resoli- tion, approved of certain Specifications, Plans and Sections, Estimates, and Provisional A)- portionments, prepared by their Surveyor i1 respect of certain Streets or parte of suoa Streets, or some or one of them, known as GROVE ROAD, in the aforesaid district, and that such Reso- lution is in the following terma:- Resolved that the Surveyor's Plan, Spe.i- cation, Estimate, and Provisional Apportioi- ment for Tar Paving at Grove Road le adopted, and that Notices be served undr the Private Street Works Act." And that the Approved Specification, Plans and Sections, Estimates, and Provi- sional Apportionments, or copies thereof ci- tified by the Purveyor, will be kept depositsd at the Urban Authority Offices, Union Streft, Bridgend, and open to inspection at til reasonable times for a period of One Monh from the 5th day of January, 1906, durhg which period any owner liable may, in punu- ance of Section 7 of the Act aforesaid, by written notice served on the Urban Authority, object to the proposals on any of the grounds in such section specified. Dated this 4th day of January, 1906 T. J. HUGHES, Clerk to the above-named Ur)an 2235 (Sanitary Authority. j
PRINTING.—AIL kinds of Jobbing Work, Artistic and Commercial, executed u the Best Style and at Reasonable Prices, at the "Glamoran Gazette" Offices, Bidgend. Posters in any size, shade, < lour, or combina- tion of colours; and every daserijtion of Letterpress Printing.
South Glamorgan Parliamentary Division. GENERAL ELECTION, 1906. TO THE ELECTORS OF SOUTH GLAMORGAN. GENTLEMEN, Having been adopted by the Labour, Liberal, Free Church, Free Trade, and Pro- gressive forces in the Constituency, I offer myself as a Candidate for your suffrages and support at the forthcoming Election. You have suffered ten years of Tory mis- rule and extravagance, and, I believe, you are sick and tired of their policy of meddling and make-believe at home—and of muddling and mis-management abroad.-all of which has enormously increased the burden of taxa- tion, with no corresponding benefit to the tax- payer, unless he be one 01 the privileged classes so flagrantly singled out for favour at the expense of the great body of the people. Apprehensive of the nation's verdict on their unworthy record, the Tory leaders now seek to cloud the issue and to destroy our great national system of Free Trade, which has, in my opinion, vitally contributed to our commercial supremacy, progress and pros- perity. I oppose, root and branch, not only the tinkering "retaliatory" suggestions of Mr. Balfour, but also the food-taxing Protection- ist. proposals of his rival, Mr. Chamberlain, which find in the Tory candidate for South Glamorgan an ardent, a convinced, and an unalterable supporter." I oppose the so-called Education Act of 1902, and, as a whole-hearted Welsh Nationalist, I rejoice in the promises by the present Government of an Amending Act to secure for Waleo an Educational System on the basis of full Popular Control, ana freed from the imposition of Religious Tests for Teachers. I shall support any measure for unifying the whole system of Welsh Educa- tion under the control of a Council represen- tative of the Welsh people. I am opposed to Chinese Indentured Labour in South Africa. It is assuredly Slavery, no matter by what name it may be called. In the name of humanity. I welcome the prompt action of Sir Henry Campbell- Bannerman in stopping the further importa- tion of Chinese Coolies into the Colony. Unlike my opponent. I have, from the out- set, offered consistent and strenuous opposi- tion to the imposition of the Coal Tax, which has so seriously injured the Coal Industry and Trade of Great Britain in general, and of South Glamorgan in particular. I am in favour of its immediate abolition. I advocate the placing of all Trade Unions upon a fair and just basis, and welcome the promise of the Liberal Premier to the Parlia- mentary Committee of the Trades Union Congress to legislate upon the lines of the "Taff Vale" Trades Disputes Bill, which was carried in the House of Commons, during the last Session, but rendered valueless by the action of Tory Members in Committee. I am an ardent advocate of such a thorough Land Reform as will largely solve the problem of the unemployed, and shall support. (a) Taxation of Land Values and Mineral Royalties for Local as well as Imperial pur- poses. (b) Fixity of Tenure and Freedom of Culti- vation, with full Compensation to Farmers for improvements. (c) Free Sale of Produce, and all reforms recommended by the Welsh Land Commis- sion, over which Earl Carrington, the new President of the Board of Agriculture, pre- sided. (d) Leasehold Enfranchisement and the ac- quisition by the State of Uncultivated Land for afforestation. I would endeavour to make life in the coun- try more attractive, and prevent the depopu- lation of our villages, by giving local authori- ties more real and effective powers to secure land upon which to build Cottages for the People, and to obtain land1 by a cheap and simple process to let to workmen in Small Holdings. All measures of reform for the Workers of our great Mining and other industries will, of course, command my support. I am heartily in favour of a sweeping re- form in our Registration and Electoral Laws; and of mending or ending the Hou&e of Lords. I favour the establishment of Local Authorities in Wales, England, Ireland, and Scotland, to deal with their respective internal affairs (Local Self-Government). and thus relieve our congested and cumbrous Par- liamentary system. I stand for Religious Equality, and for the freedom of all sections of the Christian Church from State interference and control. I oppose the Licensing Act of 1904. which has transformed into freeholds for the power- ful Brewing interest what were previously admitted to be merely Annual Licenses. I am opposed to compensation from Public Fundte, and I favour the control of Licenses by the people. I appeal for the active assistance and co- operation of every Progresive Elector in the Division, and should you honour me with your confidence, my time, and all my powers shall be loyally devoted to the duties which will devolve upon me. I am. Gentlemen, Yours faithfully. WILLIAM BRACE. 2247
Porthcawl Urban District Council. Private Street Works Act, 1892. WE THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, T T for the Urban District of Porthcawl, in the County of Glamorgan, HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that, in pursuance of the Private Street Works Act, 1892, we resolved to execute certain Private Street Works in Quarry Lane, Poplar Road, Brog- den's Lane and House's Lane, New Road, Porth- cawl, within our said District. THAT our Surveyor has prepared a Specification, Plans, Sections, Estimate, and Provisional Appor- tionment of the expenses of such Works. THAT we. the said Council, on the Eighth of January, 1906, passed the following resolution, namely "RESOLVED that the Specification of the Works proposed to be done in Sewering, Level- ling, Paving, Metalling, Kerbing, Channelling. Making Good and Lighting Quarry Lane, Pop- lar Road, Brogden's Lane. and House's Lane, within the Sanitary District of the Council, and the Plans, Sections, Estimate, and Pro- visional Apportionment relating to such Works now submitted by the Surveyor be and the same are hereby approved." THAT the approved Specification, Plans and Sections, Estimate and Provisional Apportionment, or copies thereof certified by our Surveyor, will be kept deposited at our Offices, New Road, Porth- cawl, aforesaid, during One Month from the lmrteenth day of January, 1906, and will be open to inspection at all reasonable times, during the said Month. THAT within the said Month any Owner of any Premises shown in the said Provisional Apportion- ment as liable to be charged with any part of the expenses of executing the said Works may, by written notice to be served on us, the said Council, object to our proposals on any of the grounds enumerated in the Private Street Works Act, 1892, Section 7. Dated this 9th day of January, 1906, EDWARD T. DAVID, 2256 Clerk to the Council. South Glamorgan Election, 1906. A MASS ia-M-EETING Will be held at the TOWN HALL, BRIDGEND, On Wednesday NEXT, January 17th, When THE RIGHT HON. 'K't GEORGE WYNDHAM Will Address the Electors in support of the Can- didature of COL. WYN 'DHAM QUIN, THE UNIONIST CANDIDATE. The Chair will be taken at Eight o'clock by COLONEL TURBERVILL. South Glamorgan Electors ONLY are invited to attend. It is hoped that a limited number of Seats may be reserved for Ladies. Application should be made at the Committee Rooms. 2273 MOURNING CARDS may be Obtained at the Qcuette Office Bridgend. GLAMORGAN* COUNTY COUNCIL. EDUCATION COMMITTEE. DAIRY SCHOLARSHIPS, 1906. AN EXAMINATION to award SIX SCHOLARSHIPS, of the value of C7 10s. each, towards the expenses of a month's course of instruction at. the British Dairv In- stitute, Reading, will be held at St. Fagan's. on Friday. January 19th. 1906. The Examination, which is open to all who have at any time attended the County Coun- cil's Dairy School, will be both practical and written or oral. Forms of Entry, together with any other information, will be supDlied upon applica- tion to the Chief Education Official. Educa- tion Department. Park Place. Cardiff. 10th January, 1906. 2282
irtSt fijarriaps, anà Jtat^s. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. ROSE. Mr. James Rose and family wish to express their grateful thanks to their many friends for the generous and widespread sym- pathy extended to them in their sad bereave- ment
LOCAL NOTES. The disorderly scene which took place at Bridgend Town-hall on Saturday night is to be regretted in more senses than one. Not only was it an annoyance to those who were speaking and who presumably had as much right to express their views as any of the rowdy element at the back of the hall, but. it was an attempt, though perhaps not intended as such, to interfere with the Britishers' right of free speech. Whatever opinions a man may hold politically, municipally, socially, or religiously, the law of the land eives him the right to freely express them. We are quite certain that all respectable Liberals of the town regretted the incident quite as much as the Conservatives, and the leaders of the party regret it for obvious reasons in addi- tion to those of justice. Very few of the in- terrupters, it is stated, were townspeople, and very few of them were perfectly sober in more than one respect. It is gratifying to know that the meeting on Monday night was allowed to proceed without undue interrup- tion—a fact which may smooth the ruffled spirits of a section of the Conservatives. We sincerely hope there will be no repetition of the scenes, for the honour of the generally well-conducted people of Bridgend, which as a commercial centre ought to be worthy of something better than hooliganism. No ad- vantage can possibly be gained by either side in such rowdyism. Both sides have import- ant meetings in the town between now and the election, and each have the right to de- mand a fair hearing. We hope this right will not bo denied either. Four fires have occurred in Porthcawl within a period of two months. Happ-'ly only one has proved of a very destructive nature, a fact which is due to early dis- coveries and prompt actions rather than any forethought on the part of the District Coun- cil. This body, in spite of these fortnightly warnings for two months past, has made no attempt to provide fire appliances. The only apparatus they possess is an apology for a fire escape in the shape of a ladder, and a length of hose which is lent when necessary by the Great Western Railway Company. The only fire engine within a reasonable dis- tance is the manual belonging to the Bridgend District Council, an engine which is not available for reasons which are very well known. The Porthcawl Council view their insecure position with beautiful complacency. At their meeting on Monday not a word was uttered about the latest fire, the series of fires, or the necessity of considering means to cope with others that may occur. Protec- tion is evidently not a plank in the platform of the Porthcawl Council; they prefer the Big fire to the Little expense. And the ex- pense need not be more than little. A standpipe or two and a few lengths of hose only would be necessary, if some arrange- ment were made with the Bridgend Council for the use of their engine in cases of serious fire. One of the most distressing tragedies en- acted in the Vale of Glamorgan took plaoe at Cowbridge on Friday, when a man took the life of his brother in cold blood and after- wards put an end to his own existence. The crime of murder sends a thrill through the frame even when the circumstances are not exceptional, and when it is perpetrated in distant places. But the appalling nature of crime is the more terrible because per- petrated by a brother of the victim. The circumstances which led up to the murder, and its nature, are recorded on another page. We need here only re- mark that the greatest sympathy is felt with the widows in their loss under such terrible circumstances. In Cowbridge, the greatest sympathy is felt for them, and quite a gloom has been cast over the peaceful little market town.
LOCAL NEWS ♦ John Evans's, Newcastle Hill. Prize Draw- ing.—Winning Number, 337. 2260 Photographs taken by day or night, at Clarke's Miniature Studio, Adare-streec, Bridgend. 12 for 6d. 100. *3s. 1,000, 21s. The Celebrated Lipton's Teas and Provi- sions may be had of the Sole Agent for Bridg- end.—T. Woodward, near The Bridge. REFUGE ASSrRANCE.-Ile increase in the premium income of the Refuge Assurance Co. for 1905 was upwards of £ 158,000. The pre- mium income is now over £ 2.018,000. Photographs by the Mile. Last chance of this opportunity. Only a iew weeks longer. 6d. and lB. -er dozen. Weather no object. Clarke's Miniature Studio. 2276 RE J. E. THOMAS.—John Edward Thomas, cycle-maker, Bridgend, was examined at Cardiff Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday. The deficiency was L130, which debtor attributed to old partnership debts. The examination was closed. HOCKEY CLUB.—The following is the team selected to play against Mid-Rhondda at the Bridgend Ground to-morrow (Saturday): -— Goal, H. J. Randall; backs, W. Burgess and V. A. Piercy; half-backs, Trevor Thomas, C. F. Jenkins, and W. Randall; forwards, W. J. Rogers, W. A. Whitton, J. A. Stockwood, H. B. Herdman, and F. C. Coath. Bully off at 3 o'clock. Members of the Club are re- minded that practices take place at three o'clock every Wednesday on which there, is no match. The attendances at these prac- tices have not been at all satisfactory lately. MUSICAL SUCCESSES.—At the examination of the Incorporated Society of Musicians held at Cardiff on December 15th, the pupils of Miss C. J. Thomas, Handel House, Bridgend, in addition to their previous successes, secured certificat-es as follows: —Advanced grade Miss Mabel Harding, daughter of Rev. H. Harding, Blaengarw; Grade 1: Miss Dilys Harge.st, daughter of Mr. Hargest, head- master Boys' School, Nanthir; also Miss Rosa Evans, daughter of Mr. David Evans, Blaen- garw Preparatory Grade: Miss Sarah Davies daughter of Mr. Davies, Ultyd House, Ponty- cymmer. PARK SLIP COLLIERY EX.PLOSION.-The state- ment of accounts of the Executive Committee shows that at the end of last year there were 64 persons dependent on the fund, compared with 223 twelve years ago. The payments last year amounted to L696 12s. 2d.. and the receipts £ 831 11s. 2d. The assets amounted to £ 10.026 7s. 2d., and a resolution will be moved at the meeting to pay the ascertained surplus of £3.000 for the present year at £ 3 per cent., to the Monmouthshire and South Wales Miners' Permanent Fund, provided that they discharge their obligations to the fund dependents. ENGINEERS' ASSOCIATION.—The annual dis- trict meeting of the Engineers, Stokers, and Surface Craftsmen's Association was held at the Angel Hotel, Bridgend, on Saturday. Mr David Jones (Maeeteg) presiding. There was a representative gathering. Mr. W. Hopkins (agent) addressed the meeting on various sub- jects appertaining to the association. There were three nominations for the vacancy on the executive caused by the retirement of Mr James Roach, namely, Messrs. W. T. Lewis (Maesteg), James Boyce (Ogmore), and Jas. Bryant (Gilfach Goch). The result of the ballot was as follows:—Lewis. 55: Bryant, 10: Boyce. 8. Mr. Lewis was also elected district secretary. Mr. Lewis expressed his thanks for the supnort given him. and pro- mised his best attention to the business of the association. BRIDGEND PARLIAMENT.—The Speaker, Mr. Michael Davies, took the chair at 8 p.m. 34 members being present. On the motion of the hon. member for Down (Mr. D. L. Powell) seconded by the hon. member for Dublin (Mr. J. L. Lambert), the house agreed that. in con- sequence of the coming election the sittings be suspended until Tuesday. January 30th. Questions having been dealt with, the hon. member for Monmouth Boroughs (Mr. W. Hopkins) proposed his resolution dealing with procedure, viz.. "That no Government be re- quired to resign otherwise than on a vote of censure or want of confidence." This was seconded by the Leader of the House (Mr. L. Edwards), supported by the hon. member for Dublin (Mr. J. L. Lambert), and carried unanimously. The House then resolved it- self into committee on the Unemployed Bill. The Leader of the Opposition gave notice of a vote of "no confidence" in the Government, to be dealt with at the next sitting. MILITARY FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Mr. Henry Jones, lance-sergeant in the local detachment of the 2nd V.B. Welsh Regiment, took place at Nolton Church on Saturday afternoon with full military honours. Major J. C. Coath was in command of the Volunteers, and Capt. W. E. Jones (Acting Adjutant) was also pre- sent. There was a fairly good muster of the 2nd Welsh, a number of Artillerymen and Yeomanry also showing their sympathy by at- tending. The coffin was borne to the grave on a gun carriage lent by the Artillery. It. was covered by the Union Jack, and bore de- ceased's helmet and accoutrements. The wreaths included one subscribed by Major Coath and the non-commissioned officers. The pall-bearers were Col.-Sergt. Hopkin Jones. Sergt. J. G. Barber, Sergt. Alex Mark, Sergt. J. E. Daniel. Sergt. Baldwin (Artillery) and Corporal Tapson (Yeomanry). Sergt. H. Abbott was in charge of the firing party. The Band of the Detachment, under Band-Sergt. Vincent, was in attendance, and played the "Dead March" in Saul, on the way to the church, giving by the graveside "Days and moments quickly flying." The Rev. E. S. Roberts (Rector of Coit,) officiated, assisted bv the Rev. Robert Oderv (Wesleyan minis- ter"). On returning to the Drill-hall, the men were briefly addressed bv Major Coath. who said he was very pleased and gratified to see such a large number present—particularly on such an awkward day—to pay their last tri- butes of respect to an old comrade. The late Lance-Sergt. Harry Jones was. in his opinion, one of the best Volunteers in the de- tachment. Scarcely ever did he miss a drill, and he was always regular on parade. He (Major Coath) would miss Sergt. Jones very much. because he was what might be termed a "handy man." They felt the deepest sym- pathy with the wife and familv in their great bereavement, under such particularly sad cir- cumstances. Major Coath also expressed his thanks to Sergt.-Major Cahill and members of the Artillery for their kind attendance and for so kindly placing the gun carriage at the disposal of the 2nd Welsh. THE PROPOSED COUNCIL OFFICES. GOVERNMENT INQUIRY. Mr. M. E. Meade-King. M.I.C.E., L.G.B. Inspector, held an inquiry at the Urban Council offices (Union-street) yesterday, rela- tive to the application of the Council for sanction to borrow zEl.150 for the purchase of a site for new offices and fire brigade station. and to effect a road improvement at the junc- tion of Bracklanstreet and Nolton-street. Those present included Alderman T. J. Hughes (clerk to the Council). Mr. George Harris. J.P. (chairman), Messrs. George Bevan. J. G. Jenkins. M. Stradling (members of the Council), and Morgan Williams (sur- veyor). Alderman Hughes said the Council had been for some years past seeking to acquire land for the erection of public offices and a fire brigade station, and it was. of course. obvious that it was very desirable the land should be freehold. It was extremely difficult to obtain any freehold sites at Bridgend, as Lord Dunraven, the owner of most of the land, was tied by the terms of his settlement by which he was only able to grant 99 years' leases. The Council had had to move about from pillar to post, and the offices at present leased were the fourth set that the authority had occupied during the period of eighteen years that he had held the clerkship. The Council had always been against purchasing offices under a short lease. The lease of the present offices was only for three years, of which 18 months had already expired. There was no need to impress the necessity for pub- lic offices in a town of the importance of Bridgend. The proposed site was a desirable one for public offices, especially as it adjoined the area of freehold land which the Council owned and used as a storage vard. The Sur- veyor would be able to keep in close touch with the Council's workmen if the offices were erected on this site. Dealing with the ques- tion of a. fire station. Alderman Hughes said the Council now had a properly equipped vol- unteer fire brigade. It had only just been established, thanks to the efforts of some of the Councillors. They had a modern manual engine and all other appliances, but at pre- sent there was no adequate storage place. It It was quite a happy thing that the property came int-o the market, because in addition to its providing adequate room for the offices and fire station, it would also be possible to make a much-needed road improvement at the corner of Brackla-street. The land was put up for auction on October 7th, and a member of the Council was good enough to buv it, knowing that the Council wanted it. at a favourable price. The Inspector: Did he buy it for the Coun- cil P Alderman Hughes said it was a matter of indifference to the member whether the Council bought it or not. but he had been good enough to let them have it at the price for which he bought it. £ 1050. The Coun- cil had long desired to make the improvement at the corner of Brackla-street. but were pre- vented owing to the prohibitive terms upon which they should have the land. Mr. Morgan Williams (surveyor) then gave formal evidence, and the Inspector after- wards visited the land.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. 2nd V.B. THE WELSH REGIMENT. BRIDGEND DETACHMENT. Orders for Week Ending 20th January, 1906. 1.—It is notified for information that all drills, etc., are suspended until after the General Election. J. C. COATH. Major, Commanding Company.
Nantymoel Bankruptcy. William Davies. collier and greengrocer, Nantymoel, presented a statement at Car- diff Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday which showed a deficiency of £ 88. He attributed his failure to heavy household expenses and sickness, which prevented him following his employment regularly. Examination closed.
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MR. W. A. BOYLE'S BANKRUPTCY. DEFICIENCY OF 1;2,300. ACCOUNTS MIXED UP. The public examination of Mr. William Angus Roye. of Brook-street. Riverside. Cai ciiff. was taken at the Cardiff Bankruptcy- court on Tuesday (before Mr. Cousim). Mr. Boyle formerly resided at The Rhyt, Bridgend, and carried on business in the town ac colliery agent. The statement of aitairs showed that the gross liabilities amount to £ 3,313. of which i:2.431 is expc-c", to rank for dividend. The assets only amounted to £129. and there was conse- quently a deficiency of £ 2.302. Debtor told the Official Receiver that he started business about ten vears ago with a capital of £ 50. In June. 1896. he said that he purchased coke ovens at Tondu. and subse- quently sold them to the Cnkbwr Coke Com- pany for £ 2.000. £ 1.000 to be paid in cash and L'I.OW in fully-paid up shares of ti each. The cash was not paid, but the debtor pur- chased goods from the company to cover the amount, and increased his holding by 317 shares to cover the amount. In May. 1901, bankrupt said that he purchased the steam trawler Volia, and after incurring a loss of zt.543 6s. 6d. on the working, he was obliged in June. 1904. to dispose of the vessel at a further loos of £400. During the past 18 months he had done very little business, and had been receiving assistance from friends. The Official Receiver (Mr. George David) examined the debtor at considerable length. It transpired that the debtor had entered certain figures in blacklead in his private ledger aft-er filing his account. He admitted that according to the first statement it would appear that his brother owed him t104. He told Mr. David, however, at the preliminary examination that he did not know whether his brother owed him mone". or vice versa. Mr. David One of the items in blacklead is £ 30 placed to the credit of your brother? Debtor: Yes; my brother naid £30. and took up an accommodation bill for £ 100. re- newing it for £ 70. Why didn't you enter it in the private ledger at the time? The debtor explained that the bill was for his accommodation, and was given by his brother-in-law. Mr. Stiles. The £ 30 was entered in the bill book, but his brother's name did not appear. The Official Receiver: Why didn't you caN my attention to the alterations? Debtor I did not think it was necessary. The Official Receiver: But there are no dates, and by cutting these figures here you have altered the whole character of the ac- count. Instead of making your brother your debtor for £ 104, you make him your creditor for £ 8. Debtor: Yes, there are two items of £10 which my brother lent me to go to London. The debtor added that his brother had been paying insurance for him on the Volta.. Pro- ceeding. he said that his private ledger did not include all his affairs. For instance, a creditor named Mr. R. H. Stiles, a brother- in-law. who had been entered in the state- ment of affairs as a creditor for £ 1.240. was only entered on the private ledger for a sum of E300. -tie explained, however, that he had supplied the official receiver with a special synopsis of Mr. Stiles's account. The Official Receiver (having made a. thorough search through the papers): I am afraid that is another of your mistakes, Mr. Boyle. Proceeding, the debtor said that his wife and Mr. Stiles became his guarantors at the bank-Mr. Stiles for L700 and his wife for £ 500. The Official Receiver said it was quite clear that the examination would have to be ad- journed. Mr. Boyle would have to go into matters a little more carefully. The examination was then adjourned until the 2nd of February.
BRIDGENDCHILDDROWNED. FELL INTO THE RIVER. On Saturday afternoon a lad named Arthur James Rose, the seven years old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Rose, of 28 Sunnvside. Bridg- end. was missed, and for some hours his dis- appearance was shrouded in mystery. The lad had been playing during the morning with two companions, but did not return home to dinner. As time WOfle on his parents natur- ally became anxious as to his safety, and in- formation was given to the police. The .search about the town, however, proved fruitless. Later a playmate of the missing lad, named Barber, who was said to have been with him between one* and two o'clock, was questioned by Mrs. Rose, and he then stated that they were playing on the wooden footbridge south of the old bridge, when Arthur Rose lost his balance and fell into the river. A number of friends searched the river for the body. The search was unsuc- cessful, and had to be abandoned when night &et in. but the cap which the deceased was wearing was picked up near Merthyrmawr on the same evening. On Sunday morning search was resumed, and st a quarter past nine Police-c-st able Sparkes. of Laleeton, and Mr. J. F. Rose. Mr. Rose's brother, di&- covered the body against one of the pillars of the Merthyrmawr bridge. Its progress had fortunately been checked by the pillar, or ;t would probably have been carried out to sea. The body was immediately removed home. Much sympathy was expressed with the sor- rowing parents. THE INQUEST. Mr. Howell Cuthbertson held the inquest at Bridgend Police-station ua Monday morn- ing. Mr. Caleb Scott was foreman of the i ury. Mr. James Rose, 28 Sunnvside, a plumber, the lads father, gpve formal evidence of iden- tification. The iad was aged six years and nine months. He was in the habit of playing with several other boys about the street at the bottom of which was the river. His house was 50 yards from the river. Mrs. M. Morgan, Angel-street, spoke to seeing the deceawed playing with her boy and another named Bertie Barber on Saturday morning. She called her lad to dinner, and the other two remained playing. She did not see them afterwards. By a Juryman: They were not swinging on the railing leading to the wooden bridge. Albert Barber, 38 Sunnyside. carpenter, said his lad Bertie had not returned home about 1.30. and he went to look for him. He met him coming from the direction of the river, and asked hm where he had been. The little chap replied that he had been to the yard to look for his father. He said nothing then about his companion Arthur. About 3.30 Arthur's mother came to his house in- quiring where the little boy was. and then Bertie said for the first time that he had fallen into the river. When witness returned home about 6 o'clock he questioned Bertie, and took him to the wooden bridge across the river. There the little fellow pointed out the spot on the bridge where he said Arthur had fallen over. ""When we returned home." con- tinued the father. "my little boy lav on the ground on his back, and aaid. "Arthur felt over like this. and kicked about in the water. I saw him go far, far down the river." Wit- ness added that the river was swollen owing to the heavy rains. The bridge was boarded on both sides, so that he must have fallen over the side, P.C. Sparkes spoke to the recovery of the body on Sunday morning. There was then a strong current in the river, and had the body not been caught by one of the pillars of the bridge it woul doertainly have been car- ried out to see. Dr. Edmund Thomas said death was due to drowning. The Jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death." and added a rider suggesting that the Briagend District Council, who own the bridge, should board the approaches, as an additional safeguard. One juryma.n said the approaches were very dangerous, and children were always playing there. The Coroner What do the children want there ? The Juryman It cannot be helped, sir. They will go anywhere. When they leave the house one doesn't know where they will get to. The Coroner: Very well; I will write to the District Council on the matter. The funeral took plaoe on Wednesday after- noon. the interment being at Newcastle Churchyard.
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