t 0 9 Bargains for Cautious Buyers in Blankets Flannels, ) I Flannelettes, Sheets, Household Linens. CJ/ucAfozv riij— The Shop that Helps Economists How to Buy Furs. The first thing to do is to come to our Winter Hale, after that the buying part will be easy enough Plenty of Fur- W earing Weather yet I -=-=- HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW MARKET ? Well then, right opposite is THOMAS EDWARDS, who is holding his WINTER < SALE of Drapery, Millinery & Gents' Mercery TO-DAY and during January. I*## GET RIGHT THERE, and secure the best pickings. Everything marked to clear THOMAS EDWARDS (Opposite the Market) Caroline Street, Bridgend -.< Auctioneers' Announcements. gOWRLL WILLIAMS AUCTIONEER. TENANT RIGHT AND HOTEL VALUER,* BRIDGEND. MR. HOW!LL WILLIAMS' ANNOUNOSMINTS. SALE NEXT MONDAY. LLaNTwrr MAJOR. WHITE LION AUCTION MART. MR. HOWELL WILLIAMS will hold his next Sa'e -f Fat Stock at the above Mart, on MONDAY, JAN. 28th 1907, at 12 o clock noon. Pres nt entries 65 Prime FAT CATTLE. 400 Choice Fat Y E A R LI NGS, I 53 Dairy Fed POKKKKS, BACON PIGS, &c. Also a Nearly-new FLAT WAGON and Set of CART HARNESS. Further early entries solicited. Anctioneer's Offices, Cardiff, Bridgend, and Llantwit Major. 5292 SALE NEXT TUESDAY NEWTON COURT, PORTHCAWL. (Within 10 Minutes Walk of Porthcawl Station, G.W.R.) Important Sale of Farming Stock, Implements &c. MR. HOWE; L WILLIAM? na& been favoured with instructions from Mrs. Mary Wilson (whose Farm has been sdd), to SELL BY AUC- TION. as above, on I ui SDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 1907, the whole of her Live and Dead FARMING ttlOCE, IMPLEMENTS, &c. viz. 6 Prime FAT CATTLE & 1 FAT BULL. 120 Choice F AI Y t Ah LINGS. 19 2-year-olu SiuRK SThERS & HEIFERS. 6 Powerful CAkT BORSES & COLTS. Choice FAT PIG & 1 PORKKR. Also about 200 BUSHELS SEED OATS, and a valuable collection of AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, including 2 N.W. Wagons, 1 Flat Wagon, 2 Carts, 1 Reaper and Binder (Massey Harris), 2 Mowing Machines, (Albion), 4 Wheel Ploughs, 2 Moulding Ploughs, 12 Galvanised Sheep Troughs, Sheep Racks, 2 Turnip Cutters, Iron Drags, Harrows, etc., Pikes, Rakes, etc., sundry Agricultural Tools, aeveral sets of Long and Short Harness and mimetous other effects. Terms-Cash for Fat Stock, and three months credit upon the usual conditions on other Lots. Luncheon (by Ticket) at 11.30 a.m. and Sale at 1 p.m. sharp. Full particulars in Catalogues, which may be obtained of the Auctioneer, at his Offices, Bridgend, Card»ff, and Llantwit Major. 5253. MR. T. J. YOKWERTH'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. SALE NEXT WEDNESDAY THE MART. COW BRIDGE. MR. T. J YORWERTH will SELL BY AUCTION, ou WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th, 1997, a large ttasurtnieni of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, CHINA, &c. Sale at 2.30 p, m. bharp. On view morning of sale, Auctioneer's uffices, Uowbridge. 5278 p Y L E MR. T. J. YORWERTH, will hold his NEXT SALE of Fat Cattle, Sheep and Pigs, at Pvte, on MONLAY, FEBRUARY 4th, 1907. Entries solicited so that they may be duly advertised. Auctioneer's Office, Cowbridge. 5276 cowbrihge MARKET. MR. T. J. YORWERTH will SEJ^L ky AUCTION, on TUESDAY, FEHBUAR* bth, 1907, at 11.15 am., 20 Prime F-»T OA I TLE, T,~T>rri?ua 150 Choice F *T SHKEP and PORKERS.^ Farther entries solicited 52J7 DUNRA VEN HOTRL, BRIDGEND. MR. J. T. YORWERTH has been instructed by tho Executors of the late Mrs. Jane Joseph to SKLL hv AUOTIUN, early in February, FOUR LEAttEHOLo DWELLING HOUSES AND GARDENS Situate at Green Street, Bridgend. Further particulars in future advertisements, or may be obtained from the Auctioneer at his Offices, Cowbridge, or of MESSRS. GWYN & GWYN, Solicitors, 5210 Cowbridge. COLLIERY Officials, Mining Students, if you study at home, send for syllabus, "Cambrian Mining School, Glanffrwd, Porth. LeBBons by post. They are cheap, reliable, efficient, and up- to-date. 5143 MOURNING '• -R!>S obtained alb the Gazetta Office. Bridgend. MICHAEL DAYIESTT Auctioneer and Valuer (Fellow of the Auctioneer's Institute of the United Kingdom, Incorporated), 15, WYKDHAM STREET, BRIDGEND. HOTEL VALUER AND GAUGER (20 Years' Experience). AGENT FOR THE BEST FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND FOR THE UNION CASTLE MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY FOR SOUXH ArjMOA. All kinds of Stacks and Furniture purchased by Private Treaty. For Salo by Private Treaty — Six Freehold Cottages at Bridgend. Villa in Coity Road. 4696 For Sale, a large Boarding Housea at Porthcawl, 20 Room?, with every accommodation, and close to Beach. 5220 TU LET, Laleston Cottage and Land. 4596 SALE FIXTURES. January 31st-Sale of Household Furniture, Piano- forte, &c, at Green Bank Villa, Porthcawl February 6th-Sale of Household Furniture and Effects, at Rose Cottage, Porthcawl SALE NEXT THURSDAY. GREEN BANK VILLA, NEW ROAD, PORTHCAWL. Sale of Household Furniture, Pianoforte, &e. MR. MICHAEL DAVIES, F.A.I., has re- ceived instructions from the Executor of the will of the late George Willows to SELL BY AUCTION at the above address, on THURSDAY, JANUARY 31sb, 1907, at 2 o'clock sharp, the whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & EFFECTS, Comprising pianoforte in walnut frame, hair-seated suite of 9 pieces in mahogany frames, mahogany centre table, pier glass, fenders and fireirons, several oleographs, poles and rings, leather seated couch, dining table, 6 chairs in leather, arm ditto, bed chairs and cushions, parhffin lamps, kitchen tables and chairs, oil stove, gas cooking stove in perfect order, nearl) new mangle, 7 iron bed- steads and paliasses, 3 feather beds, bolsters and pillows, 2 millpuff beds, mahogany Pembroke table, several washstands and dressing tables, sets of bedroom ware, cane-seated chairs, towel rails and toilet glasses, large deal wardrobe, stair and floor oilcloths, brass rods, and sundry kitchen utensils. 5258 ROSE COTTAGE, NEW ROAD. PORTHCAWL. SALE OF GOOD USEFUL FURNITURE AND EFFECTS. T\1 R. MICHAEL DAVIES, F.A.I., has re- ITJL oeived instructions from the Executors of the late D. David, Boot and Shoe Maker, to SELL by AUCTION, on the Premises as above, on WEDENESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th, 1907, the whole of his HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & EFFECTS, Comprising— Hair-seated Chairs and Couch, in Mahogany Frames; Mahogany Sideboard, Chest of Draws, Bedstead, Washstand and Dressing Table, a very old Grandfather's Clock (in per- fect order), maker, D. Jones, Neath; a fine Oak Kitchen Dresser with Drawers and Cup- boards, Oak Round and other Tables, Wal- nut Arm Chair (leather seated), a Bradbury Shoemaker's Treadle Sewing Machine (in good order), Feather and Millpuff Beds, 4 Iron Bedsteads, Kitchen Chairs and Tables, Sundry Ware and Glass, Gilt Pier Glasses, Toilet Glasses, Scales and Weights, a large Cupboard, could be used as a shop counter; 3 sets of Bedroom Ware, a quantity of Shoe- maker's Lasts and Tips, etc., etc. Sale to Commence at Two p.m. sharp. 5298 EDWARD p R E E C E (JUNIOR), F.A.A., Auctioneer and Valuer, Public Accountant, 11, NOLTON STREET, BRIDGEND. FOR Sale, Six Cottages at Caerau, also Freehold Residence close to town of Bridgend, standing in its own ground vacant possession on com- pletion of transfer if required Wheelbarrows.— j?or sals, 20c Cttovg *xsd woll-amde; price 12s. eac?> — Chag .Jspfettw *vet J'-n, 'Vf.Tflbf-i* Mcrc&arta fSS8 IRON & BRASS FOUNDRY, BRIDGEND. We are now in a position to supply all kinds of Brass and Iron Castings, including Firebars and parts for all Agricultural Machinery. We also undertake Repairs to Portable Engines and Boilers. 6176 (JHA6. JENKINS &, AON. RICKS. BRICKS. BRICKS.—For price and quantity apply to Manager, Evansfcowi. Brick Works, Tondu. mt. JOHN DAVID'S IVHOUXClXim PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. BOROUGH OF COWBRIDGE. ESTATE OF MR RICHARD AUBREY, DECEASED. MR, JOHN DAVID will offer for SALE BY AUCTION, at Cowbridge, on TUESDAY, the 26th day ot KEBRUAKY, 1907, A LEASEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSE, SHUP AND BAKERY, lu Village, Cow bridge, occupied by Mrs. Edmunds, and 2 Dwelling-houbes adjoining also 8 other Dwelling-houses in Crolt-street, Cowbridge. Further particulars will appear in future ad- vertisements, or may be obtained from the Auctioneer at, his offices at Cowbridge or from MESSRS. GWYN & GWYN, 5200 Solicitors, Cowbridge. ESTATE OF MR. RICHARD AUBREY, DECEASED. IMPORTANT SALE of LEASEHOLD and COPYHOLD PROPERTIES in and near the Town of Cowbridge, Glamorganshire. MR. JOHN DAVID has received instruc- tions to SELL by AUCTION, at the Commercial Hotel, Cowbridge, on TUESDAY, the 26th day of FEBRUARY, 1907, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon (subject to Condi- tions of Sale to be then ana there produced, and in the following or such other Lots as may previously to or at the time of Sale be determined), the following Valuable LEASEHOLD & COPYHOLD PROPERTIES, Namely: — Lot 1.—All that Leasehold Dwelling-house and Premises, situate in East Village, Cow- bridge, in the occupation of Mr. William Evans. Lot 2.—All that Leasehold Dwelling-house and Premises adjoining Lot 1, in the occupa- tion of the Misses Tutton. Lot 3.—All that Leasehold Dwelling-house and Shop, with the Bake-house, Warehouse, Stable, and extensive premises and conveni- ences thereto adjoining Lot 2, and in the oc- cupation of Mrs. Edmund, baker and grocer. Lot 4.—All that Leasehold Dwelling-house and Premises situate in Aubrey Terrace and at the South side of the before-mentioned Lots, and in the occupation of Mr. Robert Reed. Lot 5.-All that Leasehold Dwelling-house and Premises adjoining Lot 4, and in the oc- cupation of Mr. William Westlake. Lot 6.—All that Leasehold Dwelling-lfouse and Premises adjoining Lot 5, and in the occupation of Mrs. Thomas. The foregoing Lots (with a House adjoin- ing Lot 6, not included in this Sale) are held under Lease for a term of 99 years from 1st November, 1882, at an aggregate Ground Rent of L12 per annum, which will be apportioned as follows: -Lots 1 and 2, E2 5s. each; Lot 3, £3 10s.; and Lots 4, 5, and 6, £1 each. Lot 7.—All that Leasehold Dwelling-house and Premises situate in Croft Street, Cow- bridge, in the occupation of Mr John Arnott. Lot 8.—All those Two Leasehold Dwelling- houses and Premises adjoining each other and one adjoining Lot 4, situate in Aubrey Terrace, Cowbridge, one being in the occu- pation of Mr. Edwin Reed and the other at present vacant. Lot 9.—All that Leasehold Dwelling-house, with Coach-house and Premises, situate at the Corner of Croft Street and Aubrey Ter- race, Cowbridge, recently in the occupation of Mr. John Ralls and at present unoccupied. Lots 7, 8 and 9 are held under a Lease for a term of 99 years from 1st May, 1878, at an aggregate annual Ground Rent of E3 8s. 6d., which will be apportioned as follows:—Lot 7, 9s. 6d.; Lot 8, 19s.; and Lot 9, £2. Lot 10.—All those Two Dwelling-houses, with the Gardens and Premises thereto (being Copyhold of the Manor of Talyvan), situate in the Village of Trehinghill, in the Parish of Llanblethian, near to the Town of Cow- bridge, and in the respective occupations of Mr. E. D. Jenkins and Mr. Joseph Jones: together with the benefit of a Lease of an ad- joining Field, held for the residue of a term of 21 years from 2nd February, 1895, at the yearly rent of jEll 10s., and included in Mr. Joseph Jones's tenancy. For further particulars apply to the Auc- tioneer, at his Offices at Cowbridge, or to MESSRS. GWYN & GWYN, 5287 Solicitors, Cowbridge. COWBRIDGE MARKET. SALE OF FAT STOCK. MR. JOHN DAVID will SELL by AUCTION on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th, 1907. 18 Prime FAT CATTLE. 50 Good FAT SHEEP. Further entries solicated. Sale at 11.15 a.m. Auuv-ioueer's Offices, Cowbridge. 5282 MR. JOHN DAVID'S ANNOUNCEMENTS CONTINUED. SALE NEXT WEDNESDAY. PANTRHOSLA FACH, COURT COLMAN, BRIDGEND. Sale of Stock, Implements, Hay, Dairy Utensils, and Household Furniture. MR. JOHN DAVID has rpceived instructions from Mr. William Lewis (who is leaving), to SELL BY AUCTION, on WEDNESDAY NEXT, JANUARY, 30th, 1907, viz STOCK.—Two cross-bred milch cows in calf. heifer in milk, heifer in calf, yearling heifer, 5 porkers, 4 geese, four-year-old cob mare in foal, (quiet in all harness), two-year-old cob filly. IMPLEMENTS.—mower by "Wood," horse rake, chainharrow, stone roller, sheep rack, sheep troughs, cake crusher. scuffle drag, drags and camran, cart and trebles, governess car, old dog cart, pig troughs, new fowl house, hay shed, cart shed, grindstone, hand sf'ed drill, 2 sets trap har- ness. corn bins, pikes, rakes, water butts, mangers, dog coop, gate, etc etc. DAIRY UTENblLS.—single iron cheese press, barrel churn, cheese vats, milk pans, steans, scales, pails, and part household furniture. Also- Part MOW OF HAY about 8 tons. Three months credit will be given upon approved security to purchasers to the amount of JE10 upwards, or discount allowed for cash at the rate ot five per cen*. per annum. Sale at 2 p.m, Further particulars may be had of the Auctioneer, at his Offices, Uowbridge. 5257 HAMY F. LAMBERT, A.A. I AUCTIONEER AND VALUER Land & Estate Agent, Accountant. SALES conducted of Estates, House Property, Farming Stock (3 months' credit), Growing Timber, Machinery, Household Furniture (mod- ern aufl antique), &c. FORTNIGHTLY SALES OF FAT and STORE STOCK in the Cattle Market, Bridgend, the 1st and 3rd Monday in every Month. SALE OF HORSES, CARRIAGES, &c., at the Star Yard, Bridgend, every month. VALUATIONS made for Probate, Mortgage, Sale, Agricultural Tenant Right, &c. Transfer of Hotels, Licensed Gauger. 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 to be Let or Sold. Telegrams-" Lambert, Auctioneer, Bridgend." Nat. Telephone 0198. Offices-Prudential Buildings, Bridgend MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. 8ALB FIXTURES. January 26th-Sale of Brewery Shares at Bridgend. February 4th-Fat Cattle at Bridgend Cattle Market. February -Household Furniture at Bridgend. February -Leasehold Properties at Bridgend. SALE TO-MORROW (SATURDAY). IMPORTANT SALE OF BREWERY SHARES, MR. H £ RRY F. LAMBERT has received instructions to offer for SALE by AUCTION, at the Dunraven Hotel, Bridgend, on SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 26th, 1907, at 3 o'clock, (subject to the conditions of sale to be there and then produced).- FIFTY JB10 Cumulative Six per cent Preference Shares in the Abergarw Brewery Co. Ltd. TWENTY-FIVE £ 10 Ordinary Shares in the Abergarw Brewary Co., Ltd. The above Shares will be offerad in lots to suit intending purchasers. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer at his Office, Prudential Buildings, Bridgend. 5261, BRIDGEND CATTLE MARKET. MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT has received instructions from Mr. T. D Bevan, Manor Farm, Newton, to SELL by AUCTION at the above Market, on MONDAY MORNING, FEBUARY, 4th, 1907. 10 Grand FAT CATTLE. 50 Choice FAT YEARLINGS. Sale at 10 o'clock prompt. Further entries solicited. 5262. The Archbishop of Westminster has re- ceived £2,000 from the Duke of Norfolk and JE1,000 from the Marquis of Ripon towards the fund of jE100,000 which is being raised in order to meet the requirements of the local education authorities regarding Roman Catholic Schools of the Westminster diocese. PRINTING.-All kinds of Jobbing Work Artistic and Commercial, eucated in th* Beet Style and at Reasonable Prices, at thw Glamorgan Otwette" Oflcec, Bridgend Poster* is any ahade, colour, »r oombma- t.ioo of colour*; and crory d«*enp4t«»» mi i Letterpress Prlatiaj MESSRS. STEPHENSON AND ALEXANDER'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. PORTHCAWL, GLAMORGANSHIRE, Sale of a Valuable Freehold Building Estate, Freehold Residence, and the Undertaking known as the Porthcawl Waterworks. MESSRS. STEPHENSON & ALEXANDER are instructed to SELL BY AUCTION, at the Mart, 5, High-street, C irdiff, on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th, 1907, at 2.30 o'clock in the after- noon, this valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE. The Property compfi-es valuable Freehold Building Plots, situate in the centre of and around the Tu wn of Porthcawl, containing in the whole 17a. 2r 22p. (or thereabouts). Also THE FREEHOLD RESIDENCE Known as SEABANK HOUSE, And THE UNDERTAKING Known as THE PORTHCAWL WATERWORKS. The Whole Property will, in the first instance, be Offered for Sale in One Lot, and, if not sold, divided into Lots as set out in Plans, Particulars, and Condition* of Sale, which may be obtained upon application to Messrs. Boweiman and For- ward, Solicitors, 3, Gray's Inn Square, London, W.C. or to the Auctioneers, 5, High-street, Cardiff. 5281 PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. GLAMORGANSHIRE. PENCOED, NEAR BRIDGEND. Sale of a Valuable Residential Property, Building and Accommodation Lands, Water Grist Mill, Farms, &c MESSRS. STEPHENSON & ALEXANDER are instructed to SELL BY AUCTION, at the Dunraven Hotel, Bridgend, on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 19C7, at 3 o'clock in the after- noon, the VALUABLE WELL-APPOINTED RESIDEN- TIAL PROPERTY KnOwn as TREGROES, Standing in its own park-like grounds of about 40 ACRES in extent, near to the village of Pen- coed, near Bridgend, together with several valu- able pieces of BUILDING AND ACCOMMODATION LAND, COTTAGES, WATER GRIST MILL (Known a'" Meiiu Groes), AND FARM LANDS, containing in the whole, 110 ACRES (or thereabouts), which will be divided into con- venient lots for sale. Further particulars will appear in future adver- tisements, and in detailed plans, particulars, and conditions of sale, which are in cocrse of prepara- tion. In tho meantime all information may be obtained upon application to Messrs. Fussell and Oo Solicitors. 36 Corn-street, Bristol; or to the Auc. ioneers, 5, High-street. Cardiff. 5280
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. BROWNING.—Mr and Mrs Browning and family, 11 Dunraven Plae. Bridgend, take this opportunity of tendering their sincere thanks to their neigh- bours and other friends, for their warm sympathy and kindness, on the occasion of the much lamented death of Mr. James Browning, who died January 16th. 1907, age 92,
A motion will be put before the next meet- ing of the Board of Guardians which, on the face of it, appears to be of little concern, but which is really of a good deal of import- ance. Mr. McGaul has given notice to move the amendment of the Standing Orders, so that meetings of the Board may be held every week. Weekly meetings were the custom of the Board for many years, but fortnightly meetings were substituted by the present Board to suit the convenience of certain members. It cannot be said that the new arrangement has been a success. No benefit has certainly resulted to the ratepayers, and probably the only advantage has been that members who do not attena committee meet- ings on the intervening Saturday have been saved attendance once a fortnight. What is termed public business" has, under the present arrangement, generally accumulated during each fortnight to nearly double what it used to be, and tht, meetings have stretched out to such a length that, gener- ally speaking, seven-eights of the members have disappeared by the time tho last item on the agenda is reached. This is certainly not as it should be, particularly as important items are often dealt with at the close of a meeting. But it is not in the conduct of public business that the chief evil of the present system lies. One of the most im- portant duties of the Guardians is the grant- ing of outrelief—a duty which needs con- siderable insight and forethought. When meetings were held weekly it was the custom of the whole Board to sit upon these cases, but owing to the shorter time at the Board's disposal under the present system, it has been necessary to deal with them by means of committees. Two committees sit concur- rently, and members atteiiu which meeting they think proper, with the result that the rooms are often packed." Two districts rooms are often" packed." Two districts are taken in one room and two in the other, and it has generally proved to be the case that when two particular districts get to- gether out-relief has been considerably in- creased. There is no doubt that the system has assisted in carrying out-relief to its pre- sent alarming proportions-which is to be regretted from every point of view, especi- ally that of pauperising the people. With weekly meetings, and a whole Board sitting on outrelief, there would be some prospect of seeing out-relief reduced to something like reasonable pronortioiis. In the discussion which took place at the Board's meeting on expenditure on the Cot- tage Homes there seemed to be some little misunderstanding. Figures were presented, in a report showing the cost of maintenance at the Homes for the past nve years, which need a little explanation. It was reported that the cost per head had varied from 16s. 5td. to lis. 8d., and it was not surpris- ing that, with such figures before them, cer- tain members should have used the words a revelation," astonishing" and alarmingly high. However, investigation shows that items of capital expenditure have been in- cluded in these ii^uree>, in addition to officials' salaries and establishment charges. For instance, the draiiiui_e scheme which has been carried out a I Lkv iiomes has been charged entirely to the last three half-years, and, of course, the repayment with interest on the loan for the building of the homes has not yet been completed. The only fair way of considering the cost would be to take the items separately. We find that the cost of provisions, necessaries ksuch as fire and light- ing), and clothing has not been higher during the last two or three yea,rs than it was in the years immediately Dreceding. The cost per head of the children during the half year ended Michaelmas last was 4s. lOd. per week, which is the lowest for some years past, though in the previous half-year, the main- tenance reached 6s. 2 To say, therefore, that a child costs as much as some families have to subsist on is very wide of the mark. However extravagant the Board may have been in other directions, it would not appear that it has been extravagant in clothing and feeding the children under its care. The discussion on the subject arose in connection with a recommendation that an additional, or relief, foster-mother be engaged for the homes, and this subject was adjourned for six months, so that it will be a matter for the new Board which will oe called into exis- tence next April to deal with. It seems to us that the question of officials at the Homes should be dealt wicn separately, and if it is found the relief foster mother is unnecessary or that the officprs7 sninries equal the aver- age of salaries paid at other Cottage" Homes, the Board will be assisted in arriving at a conclusion. A painful letter was read to the Board from a resident at Oginore Vale touching upon the death oi' his father which occurred recently at the Asylum. It appeared from the letter that no notification of the death reached the family of the deceased from the Asylum authorities. The writer of the letter, however, heard of his father's demise and made preparations for his interment at Ogmore Vale. On reaching Pare Gwyllt, with preparations fully made, he found that the body had been interred at the Asylum Cemetery two hours previously. The only explanation he could get, he said, was that information of the death had been forwarded to an address at which his brother had resi- ded, but that his brother had himself been sent to the asylum some months before. The incident is certainly oi a most regret- table kind and proves, what we have said before, that some alteration is required in the system of notifying relatives of the deaths of patients at the asylum. At pre- sent it is customary to send notice to only one relative, and in the event of the removal of this particular relative from the address which is in the hands of the authorities, it frequently happens that the deceased person is buried before the relatives are aware of the death. The matter merits the attention of the superintendent and the Visiting Com- mittee, with a view to remedying a griev- ance vrhieh has been twice recently ventil- ated at the Board's meetings. ¡(. Efforts are being put forward to secure an elementary school at Heolycue. The development of the Raglan Colliery, which now engages a good number of workmen, has brought into existence a oolliery settlement where a few years ago scarcely a vest-age of human habitation was visible. At present children have to trudge a long distance to the nearest school, and sooner or later it will be necessary to erect a building in the village itself. The only question upon which a dif- ference can arise is whether the present is an opportune time for approaching the sub- ject. With developments proceeding at the present rate. the population of Heolycue will probably be doubled—perhaps trebled—in the course of a few years, and if a building were erected at the present time it might be found totally inadequate to accommodate the scholars a few years hence. Some people who are well acquainted with the dis- trict are of opinion that it would be better to leave the matter for two or three years, at the end of which the prospective require- ments of the village will be more easily gauged. # m Mr. Bevan appears to have taken our com- ments a fortnight ago too seriously. We have certainly no complaint in general to make against lir. Bevan, whom we quite re- cognise has done good work for the town on a. number of occasions, and keeps a watchful eye on matters entailing ex- penditure. However. Mr. Bevan frequently makes use of the word "economy," and our chief point was to show that his motion, if carried, would have been the reverse of eco- nomical. The cierk advised that there ex- isted a contract with the Sanitary Inspector re-engaging that officer for a further term of six months, and that the Council were re- sponsible for payment of his salary, unless he received another engagement. In spite of this legal advice, Mr. Bevan moved his motion, the result of which, rf carried, might have meant incurring an expenditure of j652 without any return in service rendered. We say emphatically that, if the advice of the Clerk was good, Mr. Bevan's motion was dia- metrically opposed to the interests of the town. However, we find tnat our reference to the broken pipes at the mouth of the Og- more was not in accordance with facts. Mr. Bevan did not propose the use of stone-ware pipes, but on the other hand proposed a de^ viation from the original line below the tank sewer, which would have required iron pipes. This proposal did not find a seconder, and the engineer's scheme was waopted. While j we have no reason to alter our opinions on Mr. Bevan's action at the last Council meet- ing, it is only fair that we should make this correction. O^.r remarks concerning the purchase of the Oldoastle property were not of course intended to infer that Mr. Bevan did anything dishonourable.
COTTAGE HOSPITAL.-The matron acknow- ledges with thanks receiving: Game from Mr. Henry Randall and Mr 0. P. Traherne; a fowl and confectionery from Mrs. John, Cafe Royal; papers from Mrs. Winser (St. Donat's), Mrs. J. M. Randall, Mrs. Turber- vill, and Mr. Daniel. Also the sum of lis. 6d. from Mr. H. Phillips's employees; and 8s. 6td. from Mrs. Salter, Talbot Arms. The secretary acknowledges with thanks:— £ 2 5s. from the Post Office employees, per Post- master; £1 Is. from Pontycyirmer Constitu- tional Club, per Mr. Groothoff; and 12s. l from C.M. Chapel, Ewenny, per Mr. Evan Jones.
The Celebrated Lipton's Teas and IWb sions may be had of the Sole Agent for Brw '> end.-T. Woodward, near The Bridge. PRELIMINARY NOTICE.—English Congrega- tional Church, Bridgend. The young ladies of the above church are organising a Cafe Chantant, to be held on Wednesday, 6th of March next. at the Schoolroom of the Church. 5274 ROADSIDE DEATH.—William Hubbar, a carriage smith, of Newcastle Hill, wae found dead on the roadside at Court Colmaa Fach on Monday afternoon. He was re- moved to Aberkenhg, wheie an inquest was held on Wednesday, a verdict of "Syncope" being returned. WEDDING.—The marriage was solemnise i at the Congregational Church, Llanwrtyd Wells, on Wednesday of Mr. Tom Davies, formerly engaged at the office of Messrs. Stockwood and Williams, Bridgend. and now of Swansea, and Miss Polly Navies. daughter of Mrs. Davies, of Leamington House, Llan- wrtyd Wells, and only sister of the Rev. Roderick Davies, of Ealing, London. NEW LAND TAX COMMISSIONERS.—In the "London Gazette" appears a schedule of names of persons who have been appointed land tax commissioners under the new Act. Amongst those who have been appointed for South Glamorgan, the following are oi local interest: -William Thomas, Gileston Farm, St. Atlian; Illtyd Williams, Caat-leton Farm, St. Athan; Alexander Smith, Gastle-upon- Alun, St. Bride's Major; W. Jones-Thomas, Glanffrwd. Pencoed; G. Sifcboring Jones, Porthcawl E. W. Miles, solicitor, Cow- bridge; Alderman Edward John, Cow- bridge; Alderman T. J. Hughes, Bridgend; David Wiliiams. stationer, Bridgend Rev. W. A. Edwards, Hangar; John Lewis, saddler, Bridgend D. H. Lloyd. Waunsciel, Bridgend; Dr. N. Morgan, Gilfach (iQOO. TEMPERANCE COUNCIL.—The annual meeting of the Bridgend and District Temperance Council was held at Hope Schoolroom on Wednesday, Rev. W. A. Edwards (Rector of Llangan) presiding. A vote of sympathy was passed with the Rev. J. W. Kettle, hon. secretary, in his illness. The Chairman re- ferred to the great reduction of licensee in the Bridgend division, and xpre66ed a hope that this policy, which the magistrates had admitted to be necessary, would be con- tinued. Rev. W. A. Edwards was re-elected president of the Association; Mr. W. Jonev Thomas (Peneoed) treasurer, and Rev. J. W. Kettle secretary. Rev. J. T. Rhys (Aber- aman) delivered a lengthy address dealing with the legislative aspect of the temperancei question, for which he was accordi-d a vofce of thanks. A resolution was passed, on the motion of Mr. Jones-Thomas, expressing the hope that at the forthcoming Brewster Ses- sions. the Bench would persevere in the policy of reducing the licensed houses in the division. BRIDGEND PARLIAMENT.—The usual weekly sitting was held at the Lesser Hall on Tues- day evening, when, in the absence of the Speaker (Mr. M. Davies), through indisposi- tion, Mr. E. James (Burnley) was voted to the, chair. Numerous questions having been disposed of and minutes of the last meeting confirmed, the House went into committee on the Nationalisation of Agricultural Land Bill, Clause 1, the following taking part:- Messrs. J. Haydn Jones, C. E. Lloyd, John Lewis, G. L. Lafferty, W. Jenkins, M. Strad- ling, J. L. Lambert, and W. Hopkins. After a lively discussion, the clause was adopted in, its original form. The hon. secretary in- formed the House that he had received as- surances from the invited guests of the eve- ning, Mr. W. Brace, M.P., and Colonel W yndham-Quin, D.S.O., that they fully in- tended being present at the forthcoming banquet on January 30th, and he trusted that members of both great politioal parties in and out of the house would attend in strong numbers to give the hon. member and the gallant Colonel a hearty reception. PRESENTATION.—An interesting function took place at the district office of the Royal Liver Friendly Society, when a testimonial was presented to Mr. G. P. Williams on his promotion to the position ot manager and in- spector at Cardiff. Mr. Watkins occupied the chair, and referred in eulogistic terms to the services rendered by Mr. Williams as manager at Bridgend during the past two years. Since his appointment, the Society had made sound progress, much of which wae due to his energy, courtesy, and capability. The gift consisted of an oil painting of the recipient, suitably inscribed, and was handed to Mr. Williams by Mr. Mark James, senior agent, on behalf of his fellow agents, in a happy speech. Messrs. Sturre, Miles, EJvinø and Stubtjs also added their congratulations. In reply, Mr. Williams spoke in touching terms of his connection with his assistant and his agents of the Bridgend district, whom he thanked for their assistance. Mr. Watkins, their new manager, was well worthy of support, and he hoped they would now rally around him. A vote of thanks tc Mr. and Mrs. Watkins for their generosity in the matter was enthusiastically carried.