Auctioneers' Announcements. HARRY F. LAMBERT, A.A.I., AUCTIONEER AND VALUER Land & Estate Agent, Accountant. OFFICES — Prudential Buildings, BRIDGEND; and Talbot Street MAESTEG. NAT. TEL.-0198. HOTEL VALUER AND GAUGER. Valuations for Mortgage, Probate, &c. FIRE ASSESSOR. AGENT for Life, Accident, and Fire Insurance also Workmen's Compensation. VARIOUS FREEHOLD AND LEASEHOLD RESIDENCES AND VILLAS in Bridgend to be Let or Sold. To BE LET OB SOLD. Freehold Residence, Park Street, Bridgend; standing in own grounds, 8 reception rooms, 6 bed- rooms and offices, also stable and coach-house. To BE SOLD. Detached Residence, Park Street, Bridgend 3 reception rooms, 8 bedrooms, and offices. To BE LET OR SOLD. 6 Semi-detached 10-roomed Villas, situate on Victoria Road, Porthcawl. 3 Well-built Villas, South Road, Porthcawl. 3 New Road, Porthcawl. 2 Furnished Bungalows, Hutchin's Locks Com mon, Porthcawl. To BE LET. BOVERTON HOUSE, BOVERTON. LLAN- TWIT MAJOR, together with stabling, paddock, coachman's cottage and garden. NEWCASTLE HOUSE, BRIDGEND. De- tached Residence, with stabling, 3 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms, good garden and crouquet lawn. For any further particulars apply to the Auctioneer at his Office. BALE FIXTURES. February 5th.—Sale of Fat Stock at Bridgend Market. February 10th.Sale of Horses at Star Yard, Bridgend. February 14th.—Antique Furniture, China, Sport- ing Prints, Oil Paintings, &c. February -Leasehold Property at Bridgend. CATTLE MARKET, BRIDGEND. MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT has received in- structions to SELL by AUCTION on MONDAY, FEBBUABY 5th, 1906, 15 Fat HEIFERS and STEERS. 25 Fat YEARLINGS. Further entries lespectfully solicited. 2345 STAR YARD, BRIDGEND. MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT begs, to announce that he will hold his Next Sale of HORSES, CARRIAGES, HARNESS, &c., on SATUBDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 1906. Early entries respectfully solicited. 2346 Messrs. MICHAEL DAVIES & SON, Auctioneers and Valuers, 15, WYNDHAM STBBBT, BMDOMTD. HOTEL VALUERS AND GAUGERS (20 Years' Experience). AGENTS FOR THE BEST FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES. AND FOB THE UNION CASTLE MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY FOR SOUTH AFBIOA. SALE FIXTURES. February 1st, 1906.-Sale of Furniture and Effects at the Drill HaU, Bridgend. SALE NEXT THURSDAY. DRILL HALL, BRIDGEND. Sale of Household Furniture, Pianoforte, and Iron Fireproof Safes, sent for absolute sale. MR. MICHAEL DAVIES has received in- structions to SELL by AUCTION, at the above Hall, on THTJESDAY NXXT, FmaBUABY Isc, i 906, the following lota of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & EFFECTS. Viz, :—Several walnut and American satin walnut bedroom Suites, saddlebag suites, leather dining- room suites, overmantels, bow front walnut side- boards, a hand sewing machine, carpets, rugs, brass curbs and fenders, several all-brass and brass and iron bedsteads, wire mattresses, wool overlays, three iron fire-proof safes, also a. full triohord Pianoforte (nearly new). Sale to commence at Two o'clock. 2354 EDWARD pREECE (JUNIOR), Auctioneer and Valuer, Public Accountant, 11, NOLTON STBEET, BBIDGEND. To LET. Caedre House immediate possession. COITAGE in Suffolk Street; rent 4s 4d per week inclusive. MAESTEG, GLAMORGAN. Important Sale of Leasehold Property, together with Goodwill of established Florist's Business. MR. ED.WARD PREECE, Junr., is instructed M. to SELL by AUCTION, at the Dunraven Hotel, Bridgend, on SATUBDAY, the 3rd day of FEBBUABY, .1906, at 2.30 o'clock in the afternoon, all that DWELLING-HOUSE & PREMISES, Known as Fonthill House," Higher South Parade, Maesteg, Together with the Outbuildings comprising :— Potting Sheds,, Stables, Cart House, and THREE LARGE FORCING HOUSES, and large Garden. Also the GOODWILL of the BUSINESS of Florist carried on for some time past by Mr. Henry True. The Property (comprises a well-built Villa, cemented outside, together with two pieces of Land, used as gardens, one measuring 14 perches 20 square yards and the other 16 perches 23 square yards. The whole is held on lease for a term of 99 years from the 25th March, 1900, at the low annual ground rent of X4 13s. Od. The property is sold subject to an existing mortgage of £ 450 or thereabouts to the Equitable Benefit Building Society, Taunton, which can be transferred to a purchaser. Possession will be given on completion of the purchase. The Auctioneer desires to call the attention of Florists and Market Gardeners to this exceptional opportunity of acquiring a compact House and profitable business which is unique in the fact that it enJoys the monopoly in the district of Maesteg. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer at his offices, U Nolton Street, Bridgend; or to Edmund Herne, Esq., Solicitor, 7 and 8, Working Street, Cardiff. 2343 Mr. J. RICHARD THOMAS'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. SALE NEXT MONDAY. THE LLANTWIT MAJOR AUCTION MART. "VTEXT SALE, MONDAY, the 29th JANI/ABY, 1906, at Twelve Noon. 50 Prime Fat CATTLE, 350 Choice Fab TEGS, PIGS, &c. J. RICHARD THOMAS, Auctioneer, Cardiff. 2350 EDWARD BRAMLEY, Auctioneer, Land and Estate Agent Tenant Right, Timber, Hotel, and General Vainer. AGENT FOB LEADING INSUBANOB COMPANIES. 30, ADABE STBKBT^Rig^EN/D, and COW; FOR SALE OR To L^T. Freehold and Leasehold Properties in and near Bridgend. I Building Land in Grove Road, Bridgend. For particulars apply to above address. 7391 Bill-Posting at Bridgend. TD. SCHOFIELD, BILL-POSTER and DELIVERER for TOWN and COUNTRd, Rents all the principal Hoardings in Bridgend. Work executed with despatch.—Address, near fibe-New Bridge, Bridgend, Headquarters le for Bargains I C. STUCHBEm Dress Materials—All Reducen. As all these classes of goods are much advanced in price, this opportunity ought not to be missed. Winter Fabrics, in choicest *and leading colors, offered at much lessened prices to clear. We are offering some remarkable Bargains in Blankets, Sheets, Quilts, Flannels, Flannelettes, Oxford Shirtings, Calicoes, Table Linen, Towels, &c. Mantles and Jackets. All goods in this department being of passing fashion will be sold at a great sacrifice in price, in many instances less than cost. Children's Jackets & Paletots all Reduced. Fur Department. Necklets and Muffs in Sable, and Persian Lamb, Skunk, &c., &c, re-marked at exceptionally low prices to make an entire clearance of the stock. Corsets, Hosiery & Gloves. Well-known makes. The entire stock will be marked at reduced prices during the sale. Remnants, Short Lengths & Oddments of Stock. mi 11 J 1 1 • 1 -1.1 1 me collection or tne aoove, wmcn comprises gooas ot the oest class, will be placed on the counters for clearance at prices which can be seen at a glance to be absurd in their cheapness. Permit us to respectfully invite you to favour us with a frequent look in while the sale lasts. 13RID(iEND Great Drapery Sale AT II R. JONES', iili Bridge House, I Bridg-end, NOW PROCEEDING. BARGAINS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. I Jackets, Mantles, Girls' and Child- ren's Paletots, Skirts, Costumes, Mackintoshes, Raincoats, Millinery, Furs, Blouses, Children's Pelisses and Costumes, &c. Household Linens, Curtains, Flan- nels, Blankets, Rugs, Floorcloths, Hosiery, Gloves, Silks, Lace Goods, Dress Materials, Ribbons, Trim- I mings, Underclothing, Corsets, &c. ø- Now is the time to obtain Fashionable and Durable Goods at Astounding Prices. Remnants and Oddments Half-Price. I- -r -r -r. -r -r -r-r "r -r -r. -r -r -r 7" l' Clothing Department. Men's Trousers, 2/6, 2/11, 3/11, 4/11, 5/11, 6/11 Men's Navy Suits, 12/11, 16/11, 24/11, 29/6 Men's Black Suits, 16/11, 24/11, 29/6 Men's Tweed Suits, 14/11, 16/11, 21/11, 24/11 Men's Overcoats, 14/11, 19/11, 24/6, 29/6 Boys' and Youths' Suits and Overcoats to be cleared at a Great Reduction. Shirts, Pants, Ties, Hats and Caps Greatly Reduced. Printing Printing I Printing! GENERAL PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION EXECUTED PROMPTL1, AND AT MODERATE CHARGES, AT THE « GLAMORGAN GAZETTE" OFFICES yUEEN STREET, BRIDGEND. Winter Clearance Sale OF Drapery, Outfitting, Millinery, &c. m- IS NOW ON. A Visit will Repay You. NOTE ADDRESS- JRinnPAM Manchester House, mUriUflW, ABERKENFIG. PARK SLIP COLLIERY EXPLOSION RELIEF FUND. No. 25.—Statement of Accounts for the Year ending 31st December, 1905. Year ending 31st 16 Months— Dec., 190& Dec. 31et, 1893. Number of Persons on Fund .+. 78 304 And Posthumous Births 13 78 317 L«S8 Dependents off Fund. u, — 69 Deaths 1 4- „ Children over 14 years 9 18 Widows re-married 3 3 t8 Caretaker off 1 14 94 Number on Funds at date ,64 223 RECEIPTS. £ a. d. To Dividends on Consols 68 2 8 Ditto G.W.R. 5 per oenfe. Stock 85 8 2 Ditto L. & N. W.R. 4 per cent. Stock. 71 1 2 Ditto Midland Rly. 2i- per cent. Stock 61 13 2 Income Tax on Dividends re-funded 39 13 10 Proceeds of Sale of £ 680 Midland Rly. Preferred at 74 £ less brokerage 501 9 6 Interest on Deposit. 4 2 8 JB831 11 2 PAYMENTS. £ s. d. By Balance Overdrawn at Bank 12 6 3 Relief Paid Out 511 7 6 Medical Attendance upon Widows and Dependent Relatives 23 5 6 Postages, Telegrams, kc 1 2 9 Advertising Accounts. 8 17 0 Secretary's Salary 40 0 0 Railway Fares to Meeting; 0 11 2 Stationery and PrintiBg. 1 9 4 Amount Voted to the Miners' Perma- nent Fund.. 90 0 0 Auditor's Fees. 2 2 0 OOlta Ire Counsels Opinion 5 0 8 Hire of Rooms for Meetings. 0 10 0 Cash at National Provincial Bank, Bridgend:— On Deposit "w.. £125 0 0 Current Account 9 19 0 134 19 0 JE83111 2 LIABILITIES AND ASSETS. I To Beneficiaries on the Funds At 31st Dec., 1905. At Dec. 1893. Widows 29 53 Children 23 110 Caretakers 1 2 Dependents. 11 58 64 223 £ a. d. Cost Price. By £2,478 Consols 21 per cent (1905) at 101 15-16 2,528 19 7 f 1,798 G.W.R. 5 per cent. Guaran- teed at 165| 2,999 11 7 £ 2,-256 Midland Consolidated 2! per cent. Preference 1,870 5 0 £lr870 L. & N.W. Rly. 4 per cent. Preference at 132J 2,492 12 0 9,891 8 2 Cash at Bank. 134 19 0 JE10,026 7 2 Examined and compared with Vouchers and Securities for Moneys Invested. TI N QUTTti m JOHN GRIFFITH JONES, Chartered Acoountant. T. G. SMITH, Treasurer. L. G. JONES, Secretary. 4th January, 1906. 2320 Penybont Main Sewerage Board THE above Board are prepared to receive Applications for RENTING the HUT at Ogmore for a period of about six months. All particulars can be had at my office. M. WILLIAMS, Surveyor. Surveyor's Office, Bridgend. January 25th, 1906. 2353 NOTICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, JOSEPH HOWELL, 17, West Street, MaeBteg, will not be responsible fot any debt or debts con- tracted by my Wife, Mary Ann Howell, after this date. (Signed) Joeeph Howell. Witness William R. Howell. January 22od, 1906, 2318 CROSSWAYS FARM. ALL DOGS found trespassing on land belong- ing to above Farm will be shot,-Henry Sedgebeer. January 23rd, 1906. 2338 13, Bridge Street, Maesteg. 23rd January. 1906. I REGRET having stated that a quilt I saw in the house of Mrs. White, Bridge Street, Maesteg, was like the one I had lost. I find it was not my quilt, and I am sorry I made the statement. Mark of X ELIZABETH LEWIS. Witness J. Lewis, 13, Bridge Street, Maesteg. 2349 Education. MINING TUITION.-Colliery Officials and Mining Students preparing for their Examinations, send postcard for Prospectus. "Certificate of Efficiency" given to deserving Students. — Cambrian Correspondence Mining School, Glanffrwd, Porth. 2263 MONEY TO LEND. CASH ADVANCED from £ 5 to £ 5000 without the professional money-lender's routine and excessive charges, to responsible persons in Town or Country upon SIMPLE NOTE OF HAND, or on Second Mortgages, Shares, Life Policies, or Furniture without removal.—Apply, The Manager, Second Floor. 19, Duke Street, Cardiff. 1926
BATTLESHIP SUNK. TBRIDE ADMIRALS DROWNED. 212 LIVES LOST. A despatch from Rio de Janeiro says that an taplosion occurred at midnight on Sunday night on board the Brazilian ironclad Aquidaban at the small port of Jacarepagna, to the south of Rio de Janeiro. The ship sank, and it is reported that 212 men perished, ninety-eight, of whom thirty-six were injured, being saved. The Aquidaban sank in three minutes as the result of an explosion in the powder maga- zine. She was accompanying a flotilla escorting the cruiser Barroso, which is conveying the Minister of Marine and an official party on a tour of inspection of sites for the construction of a naval yard. The number on board the Aqui- daban was larger than the vessel's usual com- plement owing to sleeping accommodation hav- ing been provided on her for a number of naval omoers, Government officials,, and others in con- nection with the inquiry. Among those drowned were Rear-Admirals Rodrigo Darocha, Calheiros de Graca, Candido brasil; five captains — Alves, Barros, Santos, Porto, and Mariosilva; and a reporter of the Journal de Brazil. It is b believed that the explosion was due to an elec- trical short circuit. Nearly all the officers of the Aquidaban were killed or injured. The Aquidaban had an interesting career. She was built at Poplar; launched in 1885, and completed two years later. She was a vessel of 4,950 tons displacement, with a length of 280ft. and a beam of 52ft., and a speed of fifteen knots. She had an armour-belt llin. in thick- ness. Exclusive of guns, the Aquidaban cost £345,000. Her complement was 350. As a fighting ship the Aquidaban was looked upon at the time of a Brazilian revolution in 1895 as a smart vessel. She mounted four Arm- strong 6in. guns, fourteen Nordenfelt njachine guns, and was fitted with five torpedo tubes and eight spare tubes. She was practically rebuilt in 1897.
PRINTING.—AU kinds of Jobbing Work, Artistic and Commercial, eaceoated in the Best Style and at Reasonable Prices, at the '\Glamorgan Garotte" Offices, Bridgend. Posters in any siae, shade, colour, or combina- tion of colours; and every description of Letterpress Printing.
girtfrg, gprriapg, mh gatjjs. DEATH. BOWEN.—On the 20th inat., at Wallace Farm, Mary, relict of the late David Bowen, aged 70 years. Funeral to-day (Friday) at 2 p.m. Friends kindly accept this intimation. WATTS.—On the 20th Jan., at Henfres, near Dol* gelley. the Rev. Edmund Thomas Watts, M-A-, late H.M. Inspector of Schools. J.P. for Mer- ionethshire and Carnarvonshire, aged 76.
GLAMORGAN GAZETTE OXMTBAL GZJLXOBOAB GJLZBTTS. V BBIDOKJTD & NEATH Croonou, J INDEPENDENT.
The Celebrated Lipton's Teas and Provi- sions may be had of the Sole Agent for Bridg- end.—T. Woodward, near The Bridge. Preliminary Notice.—A grand benefit con- cert on February 14th, at Town Hall, Bridg- end. Eminent artistes engaged. Partioo- lars to follow. 2340 Organ Recital at Nolton Church on Sun- day, immediately after the evening service. Soprano and baas solos, violin and cornet duets, to the accompaniment of the organ, Collection in aid of organ fund. 2339 Bridgend Parliament.—The sittings of the above society will be resumed on Tuesday next, January 30th, at the Board Schools at 8 p.m. As an important division will pro- bably be taken, all members are earnestly re- quested to be in their places.—W. Hopkins, hon. secretary. 2327 COTTAGE HOSPITAL.-The matron acknow- ledges with thanks receiving papers, periodi- cals, vegetables, and flowers from Mise Blandy, Mrs. Turbervill, Mrs. Randall, Mr. H. Randall, Mrs. A. J. Williams (Coedymws- twr), and other friends. Gifts in kind are always thankfully received. Admitted during the week, 2; discharged, 3; remaining in hospital, 4.—The treasurer acknowledges with thanks a donation of one guinea from the Pontycymmer Constitutional Club. SUCCESS.—At the recent Law Society Terminal Examination, Mr. W. M. Thomas, of Haregrove, near Bridgend, articled pupil to Mr. H. S. Met-calfe, of the firm of Messrs. Metcaife and Sharpe, of Lincoln's Inn Cham- bers, Chancery Lane, W.C., was placed first on the list, and obtained a certificate of dis- tinction in the subject of real property and conveyencing. PROPERTY MABKET.—MI4. Edward Preece, junr., offered for sale by auction, at the Royal Dock Hotel, Briton Ferry, on Thursday last week, several lots of leasehold property. Competition was very keen and the whole of the lots were disposed of at the following ex- cellent prices:—Lot 1, at £138 10s. to Mr. Perrett; Lot 2, JE140, to Mr. Hutchings; Lot 3. jE170, to Mr. Lewis; Lot 4, £ 14^4 10s., to Mr. Davies; Lot 5, JB140, to Mr. Williams, and Lot 6, £ 135, to Mr. Hitchings. Mr. Preece also submitted for auction at the Wyndham Arms Hotel, on Saturday, two leasehold shops in Nolton-street, Bridgend; the reserve not being reached they were withdrawn. In both matters the acting so- licitor was Mr. J. T. Howell, Bridgend. PICKPOCKETS IN A OROWD.-At Bridgend Police-court yesterday, before Alderman W. Howell and Mr. O. Sheppard, Francis Price, labourer, 1 Caradog-etreet, Cardiff, and Arthur Keys, commission agent, 12 Theobald- road, Canton, Cardiff, were brought up in custody charged with loitering at the Bridg- end Railway Station approach during the re- ception of Mr. William Brace, with the in- tention of committing felony. P.C. Phillips said he saw the prisoners in the crowd acting very suspiciously, and pushing against people and feeling their pockets. He tried to get hold of Keys, but in the crowd he got away, and rushed into the ticket office at the rail- way station. Inspector Evans then came up and witness spoke to him. The inspector then arrested Price, and afterwards Keys was arrested by witness and P.C. Snow. Both were sent to prison for 14 days with hard labour. TEACHERS' AsSOCIATION.-Very well-attended teachers' meeting of the Bridgend and Dis- trict Association was held at the Bridgend Council Schools on Saturday afternoon, Mr. D. H. Price (Kenfig Hill) in the chair. The newly-formulated rules of the Glamorgan Federation of Head-Teachers were submitted for consideration, and were unanimously adopted as framed. Mr. T. C. Jones (Ponty- rhil) and Mr. W. Rees (Bridgend) gave a re- port of their attendance at the head-teachers' meeting held at Port Talbot, and were thanked for their services. The following officers were selected for the ensuing year: President, Mr. E. Edwards. Osrmore Yale- vice-president. Miss Lloyd. P.T. Centre, Tondu; secretary, Mr.. Slowman. Bridgend;' benevolent secretary, Miss Walters. Bridg- end;. provident secretary, Mr. E. Edwards; Parliamentary secretaries, Mr. W. Whee'ler and Mr. D. b. Williams. A motion was brought forward by Mr. T. C. Jones to con- sider the advisability of enrolling all assist- ant teachers Art. 50 into the federation. Several of those present spoke very strongly in support of the suggestion, and it was re- solved to take the necessary steps for procur- ing their enrolment. A vote of thanks ter- minated a very pleasant meeting. WESLEY SUNDAY SCHOOL.-On Wednesday, in last week, the "winter treat" in connection with the scholars attending this school took place. The tea tables were presided over by Mesdames Buckley, House, Evans, Wild. L. Rhys, Hunter, G. E. Davies, Lewis. Boulter, Gay lard, Dyer, Lawrence, Misses Bevan, Savigar, 0. Rhys, and a host of willing helpers were kept busy attending to the wants of some 250 or more scholars, who sat down to the excellent tea. The after meeting was presided over by the Rev. Robert Odery, who opened the proceedings with an appropriate address, which was well received. The pro- gramme consisted of recitations, vocal and in- strumental solos, duets, etc.. ablv rendered bv the scholars. Prizes were awarded to those scholars who have punctually and regularly attended school during th", past year. A Christmas tree, heavily laden with toys and useful presents, was dismantled. Mrs.'Odery handing to each one present one of its treasures. After this, one of the most suc- cessful and happy meetings was brought to a close. Great praise is due to Mr. W. H. John. the newly appointed superintendent. Mrs. John, and the ladies who so kindly gave their services, and to those who so generously contributed to the adornment of the Xmas tree. THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. There were present at the monthly meeting of the governors of the Bridgend Interme- diate School on Monday, Rev. Stephen Jones (in the chair), Mrs. Powell, County Council- lors J. M. Randall and G. Sibbering Jones, Revs. W. A. Williams (Blaengarw), R. Johns (Tondu), and Mr. J. G. Jenkins (Bridgend), with the clerk (Rev. H. Eynon Lewis) and headmaster (Mr. J. Rankin. B.A.). The Headmaster stated that it was pro- posed to hold an annual concert in connec- tion with the school in accordance with the recommendation of the managers, the pro- ceeds of which would be devoted to augment the library found.—The Bridgend managers were appointed to confer with the staff with reference to the arranerements for thA fi.1"I<If. concert. The Clerk stated tha.t the arrangements for the supply of a mid-day dinner to the pupils had been completed, and everything was proceeding satisfactorily.—The Head- master said the number of pupils who usually sat down to dinner was 40. Difficulty had been experienced in providing aocommodiation for all the pupils, but he was devising an ar- rangement which would tide them over the difficulty until the extensions were carried out.-On the motion of Mr. Jenkins, the cookery mistress was requested to prepare a statement showing the expenses and receipts in connection with the school dinners. The Headmaster said the school re-opened on Monday, but the number of pupils in at- tendance constantly fluctuated. The num- ber of pupila enrolled would not differ from that of the previous term. He had experi- enced great difficulty with regard to admis- sions to the school because the lower forms. to which new-comers would have to be ad- mitted, were as high as they dare make them. Mr. Jenkins said it was unfair to the staff that there should be any admissions during the school year. The Clerk read a letter from the Chief Edu- cation Official stating that 15s. per session would be allowed to probationers attending the school, for the purchase of books. The money should be paid to them by the Governors if it was not the custom of the at u y for.tie scholars. Mr. Harry Lewis, Bridgend, wrote offering to present a good conduct prize at the end of the year The Governors fcccejtfed the offer, the clerk being directed to tfravey their thanks to Mr. Lewis. Mr. Lewis also wrote urging the governors to take steps to form an old boys' association. He pointed out the advantages of such an as- sociation, and reminded! the governors of the fact that Mr. Idloes Jones, one of the masters, was an old boy. The matter was referred to the headmaster for report. EX-BAILIFF'S AFFAIRS. At the Bridgend County Court yesterday, Owen Power, 43 Park Street, Bridgend, ex- bailiff, appeared in answer to a judgment summons, the creditors being Edwin C. Hark- ness, trading as the Imperial Electric Co. The summons was in respect of two monthly instalments of £3 5s., which were overdue. Alderman T. J. Hughes (Messrs.- Hughes and Lewis), who appeared for the creditor, said he was not in a position to prove means. He could have brought Power there on sub- psena to give evidence, but he was not desir- ousofmcreasing the oosts in the matter. His Honour: Power is in court. Will you take the oath, Power, so that Mr. Hughes may ask you something as to your means? .Power: Yes, your Honour. Defendant was then sworn. and Alderman Hughes asked "What do you do now for a living?" Power: Nothing. Alderman Hughes: You are very fortunate. Who maintains you?—Myself. I think. But is that not rather contradictory, Mr. Power?—No, it is not. I am trying to sell some things. His Honour: From what I have been in- formed by the officials of the Court, I do not think you will be able under present circum- stances to prove means. Mr. Hughes. Alderman Hughes: The case is sent down to me from another oourt. I have, of co no choice in the matter. His Honour: I don't think he has any means. Alderman Hughes: I agree, your Honour. He has as much as he can do to keep food in his children's mouths, and I do not desire to add to his trouble. His Honour: I am afraid the case must be adjourned. Power was also further summoned in re- spect of jE24 balance of moneys due to Mar- garet James, under the award of the court. Alderman Hughes, who also appeared for the nlaintiff in this case, said this was a long- standing matter, concerning which there had been the alleged contempt of oourt. His Honour: This matter had better stand over. Alderman Hughes: I am afraid it must, your Honour. The matter was adjourned for a month.
PYLE. Pyle and District Ploughing Match.—A meeting in connection with the above will be held at the New House, Cornelly, at 7.30. on Thursday, February 1st, 1906. 2326 FATAL TRAP ACCIDENT. A sad fatality occurred near Pyle on Thursday evning last week. An old man, named William Haynes, aged 68. employed by Mrs. Yorwerth, of the Prince of Wales Inn, Kenfig, was driving a trap from the ploughing match at Pyle, in which, besides himself, were Mrs. Yorwerth and' two other women. By some means Haynes fell from the trap, and one of the wheels passed over him. Dr. Cooper, of Kenfig Hill, was summoned, but Haynes difcd before the doctor could render any effective help. At the inquest on Fri- day a verdict of Accidental Dearth was re- turned. FALL FROM A TRAIN. An old lady apparently about 70 years of age, met with a rather serious aocident at Pyle railway station on Monday evening. Accompanied by her niece she entered the 6.11 p.m. up train at Neath bearing a ticket for Pyle. At th.e latter station a passenger opened the door for the pair to leave and the old lady passed out first. They were in the second compartment from the engine, and as the train had proceeded somewhat beyond the upper end of the platform, and the spot was particularly dark, she fell to the ground, sustaining, it is feared, rather severe injuries. It was afterwards ascertained that the woman was a Mrs. Thomas, of Laleoton.
SOUTHERDOWN LADY DEFENDANT RESTITUTION SUIT. CROSS-PETITION FOR A DIVORCE. AN INCOME OF £2,000 A YEAR. In the Divorce Division yesterday, before Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane, a suit in the case of Stourton v. Stourton was commenced. Mr. A. J. Stourton sued for a restitution of conjugal rights. Mrs. Gladys Jessie Stour- ton, a lady of means, nee Thomas (the daugh- ter of Mrs. Thomas, of Glanmor, Southern- down), on her part, had filed a petition for divorce, and the wife's petition was taken first. Mr. Priestley, K.C., for Mrs Stourton, said this lady was a South Wales lady. She had an income of about JE:2,000 a year, in addition to which her mother made her presents. Mr Stourton appeared to be a gentleman with- out means, and it was said the wife handed over to him half her income for domestic ex- penses. The parties had married in the church in Spanish-plaoe, Marylebone, he being a Roman Catholic and she being a Pro- testant. She was 19 when she was married, and he 28. He seemed to have neglected her, and was frequently in the company of a certain young lady. At any rate, he had, according to the wife. neglected her, and in consequence her health had suffered. Mrs. Thomas, of Glanmor, Southerndwon, said she was the mother of Mrs. Stourton. She had given her daughter money to go to London, but she returned. She seemed to have no pleasure in life. Witness had had a good talk with the husband, and said, "Why can't you live like a gentleman with your polo and hunting, and live with your wife and child." He replied, "That I can never do." He got into difficulties. She had lent him £ 21.000, but she should say she had given him in addition £5.000 or £ 6.000. She had signed certain papers thinking he was a. gen- tleman. She found she had signed for £ 8.000. but she could not say whether or not this was included in the £ 21.000. Mr. Priestley: Was it a guarantee? Witness: I could not say. Mr Duke (for respondent) rose to interpose. when the Judge said, "We are only hearing one side." Witness, continuing, said her daughter was staying with her at Southerndown. This was in 1904. While there her daughter got a letter, and this seemed to make her more de- pressed and unhappy. She had black under her eyes, and walked up and down the room in a pre-occupied way. Her daughter cried very often. Sinoe she had left her husband a great improvement was noticeable. Mr. Duke: She wishes to put an end to her marriage, and that has raised her spirits. You think that? Witness: I do. Was she a woman who hunted ?—Some- times. She played hockey sometimes. Cross-examination continued: She knew Mr. Stourton had become involved in oil speculation. It was for this she had lent him the £ 21,000. Mr. Duke: Was it not because of these oil speculations that you lent him the £ 21,000? Witness: It was partly that. but I believed some of it was for his personal expenses. Did you not say that if he would go in more for polo and hunting and give less time to the city he and his wife would be happier?—Yes. Continuing, witness said she complained of respondent's neglect of his wife. Mr. Duke: The £ 21,000 and the other money was advanced to set him on his legs? Witness: Which it didn't. (Laughter.) In 1905 you made him a bankrupt?—I did. He assigned everything to you?—Not evervthing. Well, substantially?—I. do not understand business, but it was not everything. I may take it the proceedings were taken as punishment for his treatment of your daughteor ?-He always said he was going to be a millionaire, and I hoped I should be a half-millionaire myself. (Laughter.) Re-examined All the money advanced was advanced through solicitors. It was to set him on his legs. Mr. Priestley: It did not have the desired effect. ? Witness: I don't think it did. Had your daughter disclc-sed the whole of her case against him when you took these proceedings ?—Yes. and I acted under the ad- vice of my solicitors. Mrs. Stourton said when their baby was born she had a letter from Mrs. Lindsay hoping the child would prove "a joy and a blessing from Heaven." She showed the letter to her husband. He said. "A joy and a blessing from heaven. I call it a curse from heaven." During the nine months preceding the birth of her child she did not «leep well in consequence of her husband. The night the child was expected to be born he had left the house at 9 o'clock at night. She did not know when he returned, but he did not come to the room until the Sunday, the child being born on the Wednesday. The hearing was adjourned until Tuesday.
Miners' Federation M.P.S. Four members of the Welsh Miners' Federa- tion are now members of Parliament. Mabon, the president, sits for the Rhondda; Mr. Brace, the vice-president, has been elected for South Glamorgan; Mr. Tom Richards, the secretary, was returned unop- posed for West Monmouth; and Mr. John Williams, a member of the Executive, has ploughed his way in for the Gower Division. Mr. Winstone, another member of the execu- tive, failed to capture Monmouth Boroughs.
PONTYRHYL. Mutual Improvement Society.—The young people connected with the Tvlagwyn Baptist Chapel held on the 13th insit. a meeting of their Mutual Improvement Society. Excel- lent papers were read by Miss Alice Gwen Elias, Miss Lilian Lee, and Miss Annie Jones on the following subjects: "Noted Mothers and Maidens of the Bible," "Sarah," "Mary, the Mother of Jesus," and "The Little Cap- tive Maiden of Israel." A discussion followed in which both sexes took a very interesting and intelligent part. The papers read were much appreciated. A solo was given by Mr. H. Lee, which varied! the interest or the meeting. Much praise is due to the pastor of the church (Rev. T. B. Phillips) for oompil- ing the excellent programme of work which is being carried out.
MAESTEG AND DISTRICT. [See also Page 7.] Obituary.—On Monday the remains of Mrs. Mary Ann Maddocks, wife or Mr. Rees Mad- docks, Union-street, were interred at the LLangynwyd Churchyard. Death had oc- ourred under very painful circumstances. The deceased was very well known and highly re- spected. Lecture.—On Monday evening a lantern lecture was delivered at Seion Independent Chapel by Mr. Amos Sheriff, the well-known leader of the march of the unemployed to London. There was a splendid audience pre- sent. The chair was occunied bv the Rev. T. Esgar James, pastor. Numerous solos were rendered by local artistes. Trinity.—The Mutual Improvement Society of Trinity Calvinistic Methodist Church, Nan- tyffyllon, met on Tuesday evening, the sub- ject for discussion being "Which is the second city of the British Empire, Glasgow or Liver- pool?" Interesting papers were read by Messrs. W. Maaon and A. Watkins, and a very warm discussion followed. When the master was put to the vote, the majority con- sidered that Glasgow possessed the better claim. The Rev. W. Meek presided in his usual genial manner.
>- On Friday last a lad named David Thomas Morris, of Glynoorrwg, had his hand crushed by a fall of roof at Cwmcas Oollierv. Gan- grene followed, and Dr. Fisher. the worim, doctor, assisted by Dr. Grant. Oymmer, and Dr. Davies, Abergwynfi. amputated the hand on Wednesday afternoon.
London Fire Brigade men have decided to form a branch of the trade union known &6 the Municipal Employees' Association. Maidstone Grammar School and Shrewsbury Town School have applied to the Army Council for permission to form cadet corps. A large water-pipe burst in Ash-street, Wal- worth, on Tuesday, sending a stream of water to a height of 20ft. over the front of a grooeem shop, which was flooded.
MR. JOHN BURNS AND THE RATES. Mr. John Burns has appointed a committee of the Local Government Board to inquire into the systems of account-keeping followed by local authorities in England and Wales, to say whali regulations should be made and how amoantt raised by local taxation and their expenditure may be accurately shewn. Mr. Walter RaDøi- Casa, M.P., is chairman of the committee.
INJURED MAN'S LONG AGONY. A labourer named Franklin, whilst proceeding home at Terling, near Witham, on Friday nighty was knocked down by a motor-oar and had botbl legs broken. He was discovered in the roadway on Saturday, twelve hours after the accident. B8 is reported to be progressing favourably.
FUNERAL OF FRENCH SAILORS. Four of the French sailors drowned in the wreck of the schooner Berthe Emile, of St. Malo, have been buried at Newhaven. Amoae those at the oeremony were the French aol Spanish Consuls, the marine superintendent, harbour master, and all the captains and crewa of the vessels in port. All flags were at half- mast in the harbour and on the principal butt- ings in the town.
DEATH IN A WESLEYAN CHURCH. While the second prayer at morning servioa was being offered by the minister at the Cheat- ham Hill Wesleyan Church on Sunday, Mr. Mills, of George-street, a member of the con- gregation, was seized with an apoplectic fit. Service was stopped while the deaooos others removed Mr. Mills to an ante-chamber. On its resumption the intimation was con- veyed to the minister in the course of his sermon that the sufferer had passed away. The discourse remained unfinished, for with < prayer on behalf of the family of the deooaaad the service came to an end.
Mrs. Taylor, aged eighty, of Fern-street, Bury, has been fatally burnt through accidentally attt- ing her neckerchief on fire with a taper. Mr. Will Crooks. M.P., visited the Metro- politan Asylums Board on Saturday towards the close of the proceedings, and was received witfc hearty cheers by his fellow memben of dill body. As she weighed over 4001b. a special coffin taut to be made for the late Miss Cassie Carter, of South Blue Hill, Maine, U.S.A., and an opening had to be made in the side of the how to carry it oat. The income of the Hospital Saturday fond last year was £ 25,777, against £ 84,832 jn 1901, and was the largest in the history of. the; fund. Awards have been made to 202 pattwpat.ing in atitotions totalling £ 25.61L
WE AREINHMHEB. That the Aldermanio Rhymster has found ft companion in the ingenious youngster from Mackworth Street. That with such talent we may shortly ex- pect a Nursery Rhyme Book with iooai ngure heads and descriptive of looal incidents. That if Protection were looallv adopted, a tariff wall would no doubt be put up against "Fleet Street" printers. That it looked somewhat inooingruous to see a little dog on Tuesday, with red ribbon on one leg and blue on another. That the little Liberal dogis fought vigor- ously with their Conservative friends on poll- ing day. That if some people changed their opinions, as they changed their colours, it would not speak much for the stability of the former. That a Trehafod woman was found to be on the voters' list for South Glamorgan. That the deputy returning oftioet ruled that no female could vote. That the said returning officer is evidently not in favour of women's suffrage. That a man has been found in Bridgend with a mental monstrosity which equals the "stupendous brain of Hilarius of Tomkin- ville." That the individual is now considering an offer to write philosophical articles for the in- tellectual advanoement of Bridgend people. That the name of the person is—jr(h)eel er; no need to say more. That a Cow-bridge elector hit upon a novel way of advertising the Conservative cause amongst the feathered tribe. That having caught a wild bird, he at- tached blue ribbons to it, and let it escape. That the assistance of the feathered tribe seems to have been of little use. That the concert given at the Town-hall 011. Wednesday evening was sudh a great success that it will be repeated next week. That nothing could have surpassed the nice speeches which the successful and defeated candidates made after the declaration of the poll. That Mr. Brace's kind references to Colonel Wyndham-Quin were only equalled by the Colonel's references to Mr. Brace. That few people on the Liberal side wtere so bold as to predict a four thousand victory. That even'Mr. Morgan Thomas, the opti- mistic agent, would not hazard a lead of more than 1,500. That a number of dogs were to be seen in Bridgend on polling day with red ribbon round the neck, and blue on the tail. That a Conservative told one of the owners he had got the blue in the wrong place, but That the owner was quite sure it was right. "The blues will be behind to-morrow," said he. So they were. That a Liberal stated with much vehemence yesterday that the Tories would never get a seat in Wales again. Long day, never. That a pleasing feature of the election has been the almost entire absence of ''personali- 11 ties." That most people agreed that it was fought purely on politics. That Liberals are still pretty well agreed that the Colonel is a "jolly good fellow"—and a gentleman. That the secretary of the Bridgend Parlia- ment. with a feigned look of dismay, ex- claimed, "Well, it might have been worse; it might have been four thousand four hundred and nineteen." Splendid oonsolation. That the assembled company in the Liberal rooms, on hearing the result, were struck speechless for a moment; then. recovering, went wild with excitement. That a Garw tradesman was oonoerned in an adminstration order application at Bridg- end County Court yesterday. .v. That he was too bashful to make known his objection until the matter was disposed of. That His Honour reminded him 'That faint heart never won fair lady," and oertainly never won a case. That a debtor was asked whether he had any property, and he replied "I have a house, but it isn't min«&" That Judge Williams rejoined. "Are you an Irishman? If not, you ought to be." That "I can never pay it" was the parting shot of a debtor, who had not had her own way in an action. That His Honour implored her not to say never, adding "Never is a long time, you know, and you may change your mind in a month." That Mr. Vaughan Williams, the well- known barrister of the South Wales circuit, was severely defeated at the polls, having a minority of over 5,000. That Colonel Ivor Herbert, who was de- clared the winner in the South Monmouth Parliamentary contest, addressed a meeting at Bridgend some eighteen months ago. That a Bridgend boy gave as a definition of politics: "Big promisee in big words."