Auctioneers' Annonncemeots. grow ELL WILLIAMS, AUCTIONEER. TENANT RIGHT AND HOTEL VALUER, BRIDGEND. MR. HOWELL WTLLIAMS^INMOPMOBMSSTS. SALE NEXT MONDAY. LLANTWIT MAJOR. WHITE LION AUCTION MART. MR. HOWELL Si usual fortnighTLV „ -K, T7W"R"RTTAE,Y at the above Mart, on MONDAY NB.AT, FEBRUARY th, 1906, at 12 o'clock noon. Present Entries: 58 Prime Stall Fed CATTLE. 410 Choice Fat YEARLINGS, &c. Further entries solicited. Auctioneer's Offices, Bridgend and Cardiff. 2376 PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. MANOR FARM. NEWTON, PORTHCAWL. SALE OF HORSES, FARM IMPLEMENTS, &c. MR. HOWELL WILLIAMS, in conjunction with MR. HARRY F. LAMBERT, has recmved instructions from T. Wilson, Esq., to SELL BY AUCTION the Second Portion of his FARMING STOCK, &c., -on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, 1906. Full particulars in next week's issue, and Cata- logues may be had of the Auctioneers, at their Offices, Bridgend. 2384 ISl. LAMBERT, A-AI AUCTIONEER AND VALUER Land & Estate Agent, Accountant. flmnrFS 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 OR SOLD. Freehold Residence, Park Street, Bridgend standing in own grounds, 8 reception rooms; 6 bed- rooms aid 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. ft Semi-detached 10-roomed Villas, situate on VictoriaRoad, Porthcawl. Well-built Villas, South Road, Porthcawl. | New Road, Porthcawl. 2 Furnished Bungalows, Hutchin's Locke. Com moo, PorthoawL ']0 BELE'I'. BOVERTON HOUSE, BOVERTON. LLAN- TWIT MAJOR, together with stabling, paddock, coachman's cottage and garden. NEWCASTLE BOUSE, 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 flrlt fit. .February lGth.—Sale of Horses at -Star Yard, Bridgend. February114th.—Antique Furniture, China, Sport- ing Prints, Oil Paintings, &c. ifebruary -Lea-sehold Property at Bridgend. SALE NEXT MONDAY. CATTLE MARKET, BRIDGEND. MR HARRY F. LAMBERT has received in- structions to SELL by AUCTION on JAY, FEBBUABY 5th, 1906, 15 Fat HEIFERS and STEERS. 25 Fat YEARLINGS. Further entries respectfully solicited..2345 STAR YARD, BRIDGEND. Mpfc HARRY F. LAMBERT begs to announce that he will held his Next Sale of HORSES, CARRIAGES, HARNESS, .&c, on SATUBDAY, FKBEUAKY 10th, 1906. -Early entries respectfully solicited. -2346 PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. MIR HARRY F. LAMBERT is instructed by, JM. the Mortgagee to Sell TWO LEASEHOLD "COTTAGES, opposite the Star Inn, Cefn cribbwr, and TWO LEASEHOLD COTTAGES at the 4Graig, Cefn Cribbwr. Further particulars will appear in future adver-, tisements, and m&v be obtained of the Auctioneer, -or of EDWARD T. DAVID, 2302 Solicitor, Bridgend. 'JJDWARD pREECEj (JUNIOR), Auctioneer and Valuer, Public J Accountant, II, HOLTON STREET, BRIDGEND. To LET. Caedre Houae immediate possession. COTTAGE rin Suffolk Street; rent 4s 4d per week inclusive. _—— SALE TO MORROW (SATURDAY). MAESTEG, GLAMORGAN. Tmnortant Sale of Leasehold Property, together 1 S Goodwill of established Florist's Business. M-R EDWARD PREECE, Junr., is instructed TO SELL by AUCTION, at the Dunraven 1 Bridgend, on SATURDAY, the 3rd day of IJSBBUARY, 1906, at 2.30 o'clock in the afternoon, aU thDWELLING-HOUSE & PREMISES, jEnown as "Fonthill House," Higher South Parade, .Maesteg, Together with the Outbuildings c°mprisvng Potting Sheds, Stables, Cart House, and THRE. LARGE FORCING HOUSES, and large Garden Also the GOODWILL of the BUSINEbS ot Florist carried on for some time past by Mr. iHenpy 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 25th March, J;900,, at the low annual ground rent of £ 4 13s. OcL ° tie property is sold subject to an existing i gage of £ 450 or thereabouts to the Equitable fit 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 th-is exceptional opportunity of acquiring a compact House and profitable busineos which is unique in the fact that it enjoys the monopoly in the district of Maesteg. .-r Jr*361, Particulars apply to the Auctioneer at bis coaces, U Nolton Street, Bridgend; or to Edmund He.rne, iEsq., Solicitor, 7 and 8, Working Street, Cardiff. Mr. DAVID T. DAVIES' ANNOUNCEMENT. SHORT [NOTICE. .«« MOUNT PLEASANT," NEATH ROAD, MAESTEG. HiCR- DAVID T. DAVIES has been instructed iVi bv Mrs. A. Harris, the trustee of the Estate of the late Miss Holman, to SELL BY AUCTION, TU„ ABOVE place, on SATURDAY NEXT, FEBRUARY 3rd 1906, the whole of the 3rd, lauo, household EFFECTS, SO HEAD OF POULTRY (excellent laying Btrain), DONKEY, 5 year old. The whole of the above are to be Sold Without RTheVpoultry are strongly recommended, being from an excellent laying strain. Terms Cash. Sale to commence at 2 o clock prompt. Auctioneer's Offices, Maes teg. OTCA .February 1st, 1906, TUESDAY NEXT (Feb. 6th) IS POSITIVELY THE LAST DAY OF nTTTR. S A T .TP, Three Days Only Left. FINAL RBDTJCTIOITS. Auctioneers' Announcement s MR. JOHN DAYID'S ANiJOUNOBMSNTS. SALE NEXT TUESDAY. COWBRIDGE MARKET. Sale of Fat Stock. MR. JOHN DAVID has received instructions to SELL by AUCTION, on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th, 1906, viz. 100 Prime Black-face YEARLINGS. Further Entries Solicited. 2334 LLANTWIT MAJOR. Important Sale of Fat Stock. (VTR. JOHN DAVID has received instructions •3JL from Mr. E. Wilde, St. Donatt's, to SELL by AUCTION, at Llantwit Major, in a field near the Railway Station, on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12th, 1906, viz,: ..250 Prime Fat YEARLINGS. 6 Prime Fat CATTLE. Sale at 1.30 p.m. Auctioneer's Offices, Cowbridge. 2570 SOMERSET FARM, ST. DONATTS, LLANTWIT MAJOR. Important Sale of Cart Horses, Farm Implements, and Milch Cows. MR. JOHN DAVID has received instructions from Mr Edward Wilde (who is retiring), to SELL BY AUCTION, on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 1906, viz. HORSES.—Powerful bay cart horse, six year old, 17 hands, by Cannock Garfield"; very active bay cart mare; five year old. 16.2, by "Cannock Gar- field bay cart mare, five year old, 15.3, by Mon- trave Major excellent chestnut cart mare, eight year old, 15.3, in foal by" Brewis Conqueror aged cart mare, in foal by "Levens Masterpiece powerful chestnut cart mare, eight year old^ Xo,<J; bay cart gelding, four year old, 17 hands, by Mon- trave Major three aged cart horses; grey cart mare, nine year old, 17 hands, by "Cannock Gar- field • 2 two-year-old cart colts, by irrince Georgé" and Brewis Conqueror." ALSO- A large and varied assortment of the usual AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, And 2 Milch COWS in caif. Four Month's Credit upon the usual Conditions. Refreshments at 11. Sale at 12.30. Further particulars in Catalogues, which are in preparation and can be had from the Auctioneer at Cowbridge. '2571 MR. T. J. YORWERTK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. COWBRIDGE MARKET. SALE NEXT TUESDAY. MR. T. J. YORWERTH has received in- structions from Godfrey L. Clark, Esq., Talygarn, to SELL by AUCTION, on TUSSDAY NEXT, FEBRUARY 6th, 1906, at 11.15 a.m. Bbarp, A few Fat CATTLE. 10 Two and Three-year-old STEERS (in forward condition). From Rev. S. H. Nicholl, and Mrs Thomas and Son, Llwynhelig 100 Grand Fat YEARLINGS, also 2 COWS and CALVES, 20 PIGS and PORKERS. Auctioneer's Offices, High-street, Cowbridge. P.O. Telephone. No. 7. 2360 MESSRS. STEPHENSON AND ALEXANDER'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. GLEBE FARM, ST. EIILARY, NIUR COWBRIDGE. MESSRS STEPHENSON & ALEXANDER are instructed to SELL by AUCTION, at the Mart, 5, High Street, Cardiff, on SATURDAY, FBBBUABY 10th, 1906, at Three o clock in the Afternoon, the valuable FREEHOLD FARM AND LANDS, Known as THE GLEBE FA" situate adjoining the delightful village of St. Hilary, near Cowbridge, and containing in the whole; A. R. P. 54 0 37 (or thereabouts), and which will be divided into the following Lots for Sale LoT J.—.Four Fields, numbered 49, 50, 51, and 52 on the Ordnance Survey for the said parish, together with the .excellent Farm Buildings,, Cottages, Stables, and other buildings erected thereon, the whole lying within a ring fence, having a frontage te the road leading from St. Hilaty to Cowbridge over the Stallingdown and the St. Hilary, and Cardiff Road, and containing in the whole 24a. lr. lp., or thereabouts. Lor 2. -Three excellent Enclosures of Old Pasture Land, numbered 39, 47, and 48 on the Ordnance Survey for the said parish, lying immedi- ately opposite the last Lot, and containing in the whole 9a. 2r. 8p,, or thereabouts. These Two Lots will be offered together if necessary. LOT 3.—A Field, numbered 65 on the Ordnance Survey for the said parish, and lying immediately to the east of the road leading from St. Hilary to Cowbridge, and in which there is a good stone auarry, and containing in the whole 6a. 3r. 22p., or thereabouts. Lot 4.—A Building, formerly used as a black- smith's shop, together with a Piece of Garden Ground, situate on the Cross, in the Village of St. Hilary, and containing in the whole 23 perches, or LOT^5 —Two Fields, numbored 141 and 143 on the Ordnance Survey for the said parish, situate immediately below the residence known as "The Cross," St. Hilary, and containing in the whole l lr 23d.. or thereabouts. Tha foregoing property, as already stated, is situate in the delightful and picturesque village of St Hilary, near Cowbridge it is suitable for accommodation purposes, and some of it also forms attractive Building Sites. Orders to view may be obtained upon application t0FurtheTprteicuTar8 may be obtained upon appli- urine v Walter Morgan, Bruce, and NSOIJ. Solicitor,, PMlygWd ;•« to tho Aaotto- eers, 5, High Street, Cardiff. ^41 COTTAGE HOSPITAL.—The matron acknow- ledges with thanks receiving: Papers, maga- 1, and rabbits, from Mrs. TS&rXM»M- Randall, xAIrs. J. I. D. S°i^ ^ld' f?omRMrsaS^lte?5 TalS Arms, us* ing the week, 4; discharged, 4, remaining in hospital, 7. To ADVERTISERS.—Advertisers who send ua small Xrti^ments that come nndai: the various headings of our prepared scale, which appears on the 5th. page, are kindly send remittance with, order.
21HdtJ15, marring£, nub ACKNOWLEDGMENT. The family of the late Mrs Bowen, of Wallace, beg to thank their friends for the kind sympathy shown them in their sad bereavement.
OGMORE & GARW UNDERTAKINGS. The Ogmore and Garw District Council have decided by a majority of one vote to promote a Bill in Parliament next year to acquire the Ogmore Waterworks. The ques- tion of the municipalisation of the different lighting and water undertakings in their dis- trict has been the subject of much discussion by the District Council for many months, and in November last a committee, which had been, appointed to consider the subject, re- commended that Parliamentary powers be sought to acquire the whole of the concerns. This report came up for consideration at last Tuesday's meeting, when it was resolved to deal with the undertakings separately. Upon the question of the Garw waterworks, the members who were able to vote were equally I divided, and aa the chairman is interested in the company, he was unable to give a casting- vote. The recommendation of the com- mittee, therefore, with regard to this under- taking was not carried. A worse fate befel the motion to acquire the Garw gasworks, which was defeated by thirteen votes to three. The only motion which succeeded was that with regard to the acquiremenet of the Ogmore waterworks, and this was only pushed through by a bare majority. Before a vote could 00 taken on the Ogmore lighting scheme, the meeting had to be suddenly ad- journed, owing to the late trains to the valleys being due, and the question of this undertaking will be considered at the ad- journed meeting next Wednesday. The net result of the meeting-the decision by the margin of one vote to apply for Parliament- ary powers with respect to the Otrmore water- works—will not give much batisfaction to the municipal trading section of the Council. These members met with failure so far as both the Garw undertakings are concerned, and it ia by no means certain that they will get the necessary majority of the whole Coun- cil at the statutory meeting to purchase the Ogmore waterworks. Unless they do so, the agitation of years will be swept away to noth- ingness, except, indeed, the next elections are fought upon the question and men bound to municipal trading are returned. The question of municipal trading is looked upon in some quarters as a matter of prin- ciplo--the thin end of the wedge of Social- ism. The average person, however, does not view it from this standpoint; to him it is purely a matter of business, and when con- sidering the prosperity of any particular dis- trict this is undoubtedly the right view to take. The question of taking over any public work should be considered on its merits, the question of meeting the demands of the public being' the chief factor, while the matter of oost should' also be seriously considered. Those active members who are municipal traders for municipal trading's sake, need to be strictly guarded against, inasmuch as they ere apt to allow their enthusiasm and well- intended energy to carry themselves and others astray. The question of lighting and water con- cerns stand upon different footings; the one is generally a matter of profit, while the other, though being a matter of profit, has also considerations of health. In a steadily- growing township with great possibilities of development and scarcely any likelihood of decline, the acquirement of lighting under- takings is usually a profitaDle investment. A different condition of things exists in mining valleys, because their progress is, by the nature of things, not assured. One member af the Ogmore and Garw Council was optimis- tic enough to suggest that the population of the Ogmore and Garw district would be doubled in the course of a few years. We hope that his optimism will be justified in the coming days, but we cannot forget that the Garw Valley was last year seriously depleted, and fears were pretty general that it had seen its best days. The same member com- plained that public lighting had cost the Council an equivalent to a 6d. rate. If this member thinks that the taking over of light- ing concerns will mean either free public lighting or its cost greatly reduced, he is rather outside the mark. Consumers take good care that once an undertaking is munici- palised, they will not pay exorbitant charges. The great bugbear of municipalisation is the sinking fund. A concern has to be taken over at a price which takes into account the profit which the company is making, and this means that unless the undertaking can be developed the Council has a hard struggle to meet their heavy sinking fund and interest. It is not sound finance to assume that money can be made in relief of the rates, unless in- crease in the business of the concern is pretty well assured. But a development of the district would mean development of the undertakings and a corresponding profit. It comes to + T nva I'\r\n+;ila,,+ o n L'UUJ xi mo jiimiwcio aiu \¡V.u.A.oL.l. V* au. ,I..LI.- crease of population they can take over the concerns with a good prospect of seeing a return; if net they will be well advised to leave them in the hands of the present specu- lative shareholders—to leave well alone. The most acceptable suggestion put for- ward at Tuesday's meeting was the hint that an electric energy station might be erected at the foot of the valleys to supply cur- rent to each. The generation of electricity 011 a large scale makes it a cheap commodity, and if the Council could, by taking over the Ogmore Valley concern, sunnly current throughout its large district from one station, a profitable and highly successful undertak- ing seems pretty well assured. This is, at any rate, a question deserving of thorough consideration. The South Wales Power Co., because they generate current in a large quantity, are able to serve the town of Bridg- end at the exceedingly low rate of lfd. per unit. The Ogmore and Garw Council with such a large district, would probably find a demand for even a larger quantity than the Bridgend works of the South Wales Power Co., and if so, they could presumably generate *it cheaper. The water undertakings, as already inti- mated, stand on a different footing. Whilst they concern the health of the inhabitants, which is one of the primary cares of a District Council, they are at the same time more highly speculative undertakings. With regard to the Garw Company, the Coun- cil will do the right thing in deciding not to interfere with it. The company provide a bountiful supply of satisfactory water, and the Council could do no more. Whilst the possibility of reaping profit from such a con- cern is almost infinitesimal, there is a consid- erable risk of the supply from the present source giving out either through faults or col- liery workings. The risk in the case of the Ogmore is not nearly so great, but it exists all the same. The Ogmore and Garw Coun- cil seem to be di&satisfied with their present position, but how readily would Bridgend or Maesteg change conditions if such a thing were possible! It does not follow by any means that a Par- liamentary Bill would be successful. A sound case would have to be made out before a Par- liamentary Committee would pass the pre- amble, and whether the game is worth the candle is doubtful. If successful, the oost, spread over the whole of the undertakings, would be comparatively small, but should the Council decide to attempt the acquisition of one undertaking only, the expense would be great in proportion.
LOCAL NOTES. The Rev. W. Saunders, of Pontycymmer, deserves the thanks of all interested in Coun- cil Schools in Glamorgan for his timely effort to obtain greater powers for managers of groups of schools. At present the powers of these managers are strictly limited, and compared with the old School Boards, they are extremely tame bodies. Their authority is almost confined to pursuing the attendance officers' records and making recommendations to the Education Committee, which the latter more often than not ignore. They will have to be entrusted with more power before the Education Act can be efficiently carried out in such a great county as Glamorgan. It is totally impossible for officials at Cardiff, working under committees and sub- committees of the whole county, to efficiently manage the large number of Council Schools scattered throughout the county. Their attempt to do so has utterly failed. School requirements are lamentably delayed, and schools are miserably under-staffed, the num- ber of teachers in some of the schools in this neighbourhood having fallen at times to al- most vanishing point. The chief education official, instead of devoting his time to devis- ing improvements in the scheme of education and acting the higher part of "director," is reduced to the insignificant roll of dictator of letters, some of them on the most trivial matters. Until the purely local work is dele- gated to the group managers, there is not likely to be much improvement. And there appears to be no reason why extra powers cannot be delegated and the expenditure of county funds still protected. 0 On the motion of the Rev. W. Saunders, a committee has been appointed to consider the advisability of giving the group managers greater power. He put forward a number of suggestions, the adoption of which would make the managers useful bodies and tend to much greater efficiency. He suggests among other things, a scale of salaries to teachers, the managers to have power to fix the salar- ies in accordance with it. This would relieve the salaries sub-committee of a great deal of work which they have now unnecessarily to perform. Another suggestion is that the managers should be allowed, subject to the veto of the Education Committee, to fix special scales of staffing for small and yery large schools, which are inefficiently or over- staffed on the present basis, and that the appointment of teachers, attendance officers, oaretakers, and cleaners should be entirely in their hands. The dismibsal of teachers should also, to some extent, be in the hands of managers, otherwise they could not exer- cise proper influence and control over them. Mr. Saunders also makes other suggestions as to the ordering of requisites and official com- munications which, if adopted, would tend to give desirable powers to the group managers, whilst thoroughly safe-guarding county funds. With these greater powers the existence of group managers would be something better than a farce. Under the present regime, many managers have resigned or ceased to take any active interest in the schools, be- cause they will not tolerate wasting their time, but with reasonable powers, public men would not object to devoting their time and intellect to the work, as in the days of the old School Boards. • The annual report of the Board of Agricul- ture shows that nothing is spent in Glamor- gan on education in connection with poultry- keeping. This is much to be regretted, especially when it is remembered that the county contains such a large population and the facilities for pursuing the industry are so numeroud It has been conclusively proved that poultry-keeping, carried on on scientific lines, is a profitable undertaking. Why im- port into the country thousands of eggs week by week when the industry can be carried on at home? Poultry-keeping seems to be a branch of farming beneath the farmers of the Vale, though they might in this respect take a leaf out of the book of their Monmouth- shire neighbours. Apiculture is another pursuit which is not receiving the attention it is worthy of. The County Council spend a small sum-P,75--por annum upon education in this subject, out not sufficient to infuse much interest in this profitable hobby. • Petty thefts of coal in the local valleys are lamentably frequent, and an unusual number of cases have been brought before the Bridg- end magistrates of late. It is painful enough to see men summoned for this petty pilfering, but when boys, girls, and infants are brought before the magistrates, as a number have been recently, it is still more painful and a thorough disgrace to the parents, for whom, and presumably by whose instructions, the robberies have been committed. Parents who induce their children to take what does not belong to them can have no sense of parental responsibility. A few weeks ago two girls of tender years had their characters blackened by convictions, and only last Sat- urday a child of five summers was brought be- fore the magistrates on this charge. In the last-named case we are glad to know that the guilt was brought home to the proper person —the mother. Apparently the offence of taking a little coal from a large quantity or from a tip is looked upon lightly, but it should be remembered that it is none the less a theft.
LOCAL NEWS 0 The Celebrated Lipton's Teas and Provi- sions may be had of the Sole Agent for Bridg- end.—T. Woodward, near The Bridge. SMOKER."—A smoking concert in connec- tion with the Bristol and West of England Friendly Society was held at the Lodge- house, Talbot Arms, on Wednesday night. Mr. Cording, district auditor and General Councillor, delivered an address during the evening. FOOTBALL.-The return match between the Y.M.C.A. and Post-office took place on the Quarella Ground on Wednesday before a large crowd, the proceeds being in aid of the Bridg- end Cottage Hospital. Both teams were fully represented. The Post-office men were much heavier and stronger than the opposing lot, the consequence being that the Y.M.C.A. backs were seldom called upon to show their ability. Mr. J. A. Stockwood. on behalf of Mr. S. H. btockwood who was unable to at- tend. kicked off for the Y.M.C.A. The match resulted:—Pbst Office. 1 goal, 1 try (8 points); Y.M.C.A., 2 tries (6 points). COLONEL WYNDHAM-QUIX'S SOCIABILITY.— The "Daily Express" of yesterday contains an article, signed "Alfred Kinnear," on the sub- ject "How the Elections have destroyed the Social Side of Parliament." The writer makes two passing references to Colonel ,yndham-Quin: -"Its gaiety as a debating forum below the gangway nas been eclipsed by many defeats, notably that of Sir Walter Plummer. The announcement that the Anak of Parliament in Mr. Eric Hambro had sur- vived the flood was. darkened, alas, by the submergence of Colonel W yndham-Quin. The House loses notably a conspicu- ous entertainer in Sir E. Durning-Lawrence, and the tea-kettle a gallant supporter in Colonel Wyndham-Quin. These are virtu- ally irreparable losses." ORGAN RECITAL.—The fourth organ recital took place at St. Mary's, Nolton, on Sunday immediately after Evensong, when there was a good congregation. Master Harry Lucas gave an accurate and highly creditable ren- dering of Handel's "Angels ever bright and fair." The cornet solo "The Loot Chord," by Mr. Hill, senr., of Angelton, to the accom- paniment of the organ, was very effective. Mr. Tom Hopkins, who was in excellent voice, gave a fine interpretation of "Lead Kindly Light." Godard's "Berceuse," to the accompaniment of the organ was capably exe- cuted on the violin by Mr. Hill, junr. Mr. D. Howells rendered the following composi- tions on the organ: Prelude Fugue (Bach), Cradle Song (Ichnecker). and Marche, Pom- peause (Harper). The offertory amounted to P-2 4s. 7d. OGMORE FISHERY BOARD.—A meeting ot this Board was held at the Clerk's Office, Bridgend, on Saturday, when there were pre- sent: Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl (chairman), Col. J. P. Turbervill, Alderman W. Howell, and Mr. W. x,. Purfield. The accounts for the year 1905, showing a balance in favour of the Board of £48 2s., were passed. A letter from the secretary of the Ogmore Angling Association, asking for assistance in stocking the rivers with trout, was read, and it was decided to grant the Association 500 yearling trout for this purnose, in addition to the 600 the association had already ordered. Mr. W. E. Purfield was appointed the Board's re- presentative to attend the annual meeting in London of representatives of authorities under the Sea Fishieries Regulations Acts. Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl was appointed a member of the Glamorgan Sea Fisheries Committee. The clerk was directed to write the Ogmore and Garw council asking them when the sewage scheme for the Ogmore Valley would be carried out and for an undertaking. Y.M.C.A.—The annual members' meeting of the Bridgend branch of the Young Men's Christian Association, at which there was a good attendance, was held at the Y.M.C.A. Rooms, Wyndham-street. on Friday evening last, Mr. M. J. Letcher presiding, in the un- avoidable absence of Mr. Samuel Llewellyn, the much-respected president of the Associa- tion. Mr. Llewellyn was. unanimously re- elected president for the ensuing year, Mr. J. G. Jenkins hon. treasurer, and Mr. W. Garfield Cole hon. secretary. Other officers and committee members were also elected. The hon. secretary's report on the past year's work, and the hon. treasurer's balance sheet were of a most satisfactory nature. Mr. Letcher, in an inspiring address, pointed out the magnitude of the Y.M.C.A.. and urged the need of greater enthusiasm and effort in its noble wwk. Arrangements were made for greater attractiveness and efficiency of the work of the association, and the ensuing year it is anticipated will be a very success- ful one. The officers and committee of the Association are very grateful for the kind and hearty support received from the many donors and subscribers to the Institution. The membership now stands at about 140. CHAMBER OF TRADE.—The monthly meeting of the Bridgend Chamber of Trade was held on the 23rd ult. Present: Messrs. F. W. Laurence (presiding), W. R. Evans, W. Ed- wards, W. H. Thomas, L. Edwards, R. Roberts, W. Powell, and T. H. Phillips (sec.). There was a long discussion with regard to the jurymen from the district attending the Cardiff Assizes in preference to those at Swansea. The secretary read a letter from Mr S. H. Stockwood stating that the Ogmore and Garw Council would support the Cham- ber's application so far as tne jurymen of the Ogmore and Gilfach were concerned. It was decided to seek the co-operation of the Bridg- end Council in the matter.—After some dis- cussion with regard to the system of drain inspection, the secretary was instructed to write the Bridgend Council pointing out the inconvenience caused to property owners.- The Chairman presented Mr. T. H. Phillips with a cheque on behalf of the Chamber. The members, he said, wished to take the oppor- tunity, on the occasion of. their secretary's marriage, of showing their appreciation of his services in that capacity. Messrs. Powell and W. Edwards also eulogised Mr. Phillips's services, and the secretary acknowledged. CONVERSAZIONE.—The annual conversazione under the auspices of the Bridgend Branch of the National Union of Shop Assistants, Ware- housemen, and Clerks, which was held at the Drill-hall on Wednesday, proved to be very successful. The arrangements for the event were in the hands of a committee, of which Mr E. L. Thomas was chairman. Miss Olive Davies treasurer, and Mr. D. E. Powell secre- tary. The hall had been tastefully decorated with flowers, flags, etc., lent by Alderman T. J. Hughes, Messrs. Bevan and Lloyd, Miss Stuchbery, Mr. T. Edwards. and Mr. Jones (Paris House). Tea was provided in the afternoon, the following ladies presiding at the tables:—Misses Watkins. Rees, Randall, Hughes, Jones, Duke, Lloyd, etc. In the evening various games were indulged in and Mr. E. L. Thomas presided over an entertain- ment. After an address by Mr. D. H. Lloyd, a capital programme was carried out. the fol- lowing contributing: -Mrs. Eastman, Miss Llovd (St. Brides), Mr. J. McLellan, Mr. Tom Hopkins, Mr. Harry Bradshaw, and Mr. D. J. Edwards. Dncing commenced at nine o'clock, music being supplied by Mr. Tom Hopkins and friends. The M.C.'s were Messrs. McLellan and Lloyd. LICENSED VICTUALLERS.—The general annual meeting of the Bridgend and District Licensed Victuallers' Association was held at the Angel Hotel. Bridgend, on Friday last. The. president (Mr. J. T. Salathiel) presided over a large attendance of members. Mr. H. J. Randall, junr., solicitor to the QSSOCiar tion, gave an interesting address upon the different Licensing Laws affecting the trade, which was gTeatly appreciated by those pre- sent. The President also reviewed the year's work, and showed that a great deal of good had been done by the Association. Several members also spoke. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:-Presi- dent. Mr T. Jones. Three Horse Shoes. Maes- teg; vice-president. Mr. W. J. Williams. Royal Oak. Porthcawl: treasurer, Mr. J. Corns. Kitier's Head, Bridgend: secretary. Mr Gwilym Stradling, Mitre Hotel. Bridgend Committee: Messrs T. Hopkins. D. John. H. N. Jones. E. Harry. Maesteg: J. T. Salathiel and D. Jones. Garw Vallev: E. Williams. Ogmore Vale; J. W. Telling, W. H. Thomas. Wm. Thomas. W. Evans. T. Morgan. M. Stradling. Bridgend D. Honkins. Llantwit Major: B. Stanford. Aberkenfig. Votes of thanks to the solicitor for his address and to the retiring officers for their services during the year closed a very interesting me-eting. BRIDGEND PARLIAMENT.—At the usual sitt- ing on Wednesday, the speaker (Mr. Michael Davies) was in the chair, and there were about 40 members present, eierht new mem- bers being enrolled. A banquet committee, consisting of 11 members, was elected. The Leader of the Opposition (Mr. W. McGaul) moved a vote of no confidence in the Govern- ment, which was seconded by the hon. mem- ber for Pembroke Boroughs (Mr. J. L. Thomas), the following hon. members taking part in the deba.te:-For: Mr. M. Stradling (Tralee), Mr. W. Hopkins (Monmouth Boroughs), Mr. C. E. Lloyd (Barnard Castle). The latter hon. member made a most vigorous attack on the incapacity of the Government, which was warmly resented bv some members of the Cabim amidst considerable excite- ment. The following sMke against the motion:—Messrs. N. E. R. Brown (Dewsbury) D. L. Powell (Down). Haydn Jones (Camber- well). John Lewis (Mid-Glamorgan), and the Leader of the House (ir. Lewis Edwards). who freely, and with some warmth, criticised the opposition, more especially the hon. mem- bers for Barnard Castle and Monmouth Boroughs. The mover of the resolution having replied, the House divided with the following result: Against. 22: for. 14. which was received with loud ministerial cheers. At the next sitting, the Minister for Education (Mr. D. L. Powell) will introduce an Educa- tion Bill. BRIDGEND SCHOOL MANAGERS.—Rev. J. Harold Williams presided over the meeting of the managers of the Bridgend Group of Schools on the 22nd ult. There were also present M. Powell (Bridgend). County Coun- cillors G. S. Jones (Porthcawl). W. Evans (Pencoed), Messrs. J. Grace. J.P. (Porthcawl) J. T. Davies and R. L. Williams (Kenfig Hill), Revs. W. A. Edwards (Llangan) and Owen Davies (Llantwit Major), with the clerk (Mr. E. Preece, junr.).—The consideration of a letter from the chief education official asking the managers' opinion as to the desirability of establishing higher standards schools in the district, was deferred.—Mr. T. Jones was granted the use of a room at the Bridgend Schools for the Schoolboys' Football League meetings.—Rev T. C. Davies, Cefn Crihbwr, applied for the use of a schoolroom for the holding of religious services for six months. and the request was gnmtoo.-Applications for increase of salary from Miss Granville (Cefn). Miss Sarah Evans (Pencoed). Miss Rees (Cefn), Miss Constance Adams (Bridg- end), Ir. T. H. Jones (Coity). and Mr. E. Lloyd (Bridgend) were referred to the educa- tion official with a request that they should be granted.—Mr. J. G. Jenkins, headmaster of the Bridgend Boys' School, wrote stating that Mr. Lafferty. one of his assistants, had absented himself from school since the 12th ult. without permission, and it was resolved that Mr. Lafferty be suspended from further service, and that Dr. James be notified of the position. THE DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of the Bridsrend Urban District Council was held on Tuesday, when there were present Messrs. G. Harris (chairman). W. M. Richards, Jli. Preece. junr.. G. Bevan, M. Stradling, W. Jones, J. G. Jenkins, and M. Davies. The County Surveyor wrote stating that the Roads and Bridges Committee had con- sented to become responsible for the repair of the footpath under Coity -Road Railway Bridge. The committee were prepared to take over the footpaths in Ewenny and Cow- bridge Roads when the obstructions were re- moved. It was resolved, on a communication from the Mountain Ash Council, that a conference of local bodies be suggested to consider the advisability of promoting a test case as to whether the County Council were not liable for the maintenance of all footpaths abutting their roads. Mr. J. Jones, chemist. Caroline-street, at- tended upon the Council witn regard to a pro- posed improvement in his shop frontage. The plans presented arranged for the taking in of a part of the pathway. The matter was referred to committee. The report. of the Finance Committee showed a debit balance on the general ac- count of E943 Os. 8d. It was decided to serve 14 davs' notice upon Mr. P. Gaylard to repair the footpath abutt- ing on the Market Building. A long letter was read from the Bridgend Chamber of Trade alleginly that there was an unneoeesary waste of public money in the in- spection of the drains by a sanitary inspector and two assistants. The Chamber also al- leged that it was unfair to subject drains to smoke tests—the most severe of tests—con- sidering that people had been allowed to make clay joints in laying down the drainig.- Mr. Jenkins: They asked us to appoint an inspector.—Mr. Bevan: I don't know who is their engineer. They say the smoke test ia the severest: it is not.—Mr. Richards: The Chamber of Trade called serious attention to the outbreak of typhoid. Thev asked us to take every precaution, and now we have taken precaution they are complaining.—Mr. Stradling: The greatest nuisances I have found in the town have been in the Chamber of Trade houses. (Laughter.) It is a fact. I think they are between the evil and the deep sea. (Loud laughter.)—Mr. Davies: You mean the evil one.—The Clerk was in- structed to present the former letter of the Chamber to the next meeting. ENTERTAINMENT BY MISS BAKER'S PUPILS. An interesting entertainment, in aid of the Cottage Hospital and Nursing institute, was given by the pupils of Miss Baker at the town xlali on January 24th. The programme cou- sisted of a performance of "Cinderella" and a French farce entitled "Les Cuisinieres," in- terspersed with pianoforte selections, part songs, musical drill, tableaux, special dances, etc. The cast for "Cinderella" was as fol- lowf.Prince Truelove, Miss Jooelyn Lloyd; Nimble W itz, Miss Alice Sankey; Fleur de Li6, Master Caryl Evans; Baron of Tumble- down Dreary, Miss Gladys Williams; Alberto, Master David Singer; Baroness of Tumble- down Dreary (stepmother to Cinderella), Miss Dora Lloyd; Lady Clotilda and Lady Angelina (stepsisters to Cinderella), Miss Ruby Abbott and Miss Irene Powell; Cin- derella, Miaa Dorothy Hughes; Roseleaf (fairy godmother to Cinderella), Miss May Gwyn; Fairies—Carnation, Miss Evelyn Griffiths; Bluebell, Miss Agnes Owen; Daisy, Miss Nesta Chambers; Violet, Miss Mildred Styles; Attendant Fairies—Misses Evelyn Griffiths, Agnes Owen, Nesta Chambers, Mil- dred Stiles, Jocelyn Lloyd, May Gwyn, Ivy Abbott, Florence Owen, and Alice Sankey; Pages-Masters Jack Sankey, Boykins Stiles, Proasie Evans, Winston Abbott. and Kenneth Sankey. Fairy Dancers—Misses Gwyn, Lloyd, Hughes, Griffiths, Chambers, and Stiles. In Cuisinieres," the charac- ters were taken as under: — Madame Beloiseau, Miss G. Lloyd; Isabelle, and Cecile (daughters). Misses E. Llew- ellyn and Elsie Grant; Francoise (cook), Miss M. Barber; Ernestine (lady's maid), Miss E. Williams; Heloise (milliner), Miss M. Grant; Catherine, Virginie, Mari-e and Jeanne (cook's friends). Misses M. Wil- liams, M. Burton, N. Lewis, and D. Llewellyn; La Mere Grobee (mother of Fran- coise), Miss Mamie Lewis. The following was the miscellaneous portion of the programme: —Pianoforte duet, Misses E. Grant and K. Delahay; musical drill; part song. Singing Claas; pianoforte solo, Miss K. Delahay; re- citation, Mr. D. J. Gwyn; v-ocal duet, Misses Delahay and Lewis; pianoforte solo. Miss Elsie Grant; tableau—"Wales." Miss A. oanKey; pianoforte solo, Miss L. Abbott- tableau-"Scotland," Master W. Abbot solo. Miss Olive Lloyd, in place of Miss Minnie Grant; tableau-" Irelamd," Mas- ter Prossie Evans; solo, Miss Delahay- tableau- "England Miss N. Chambers solo, Miss M. Delahay: recitation. Miss iss Gwyn part song. Singing Class. The two sisters. Misses Irene Powell and Ruby Abbott, created much diversion by their animateA acting, as did also Master David Singer in his impersonation of "Alberto." Miss Dorothy Hughes made a dainty and graceful "Cinderella"; Miss Jocelyn Llovd an irresis- tible "Prince": Miss Dora Llovd a charming and dignified "'Baroness." Miss Gladys Wil- liams looked a traditional "Baron," while Miss May Gwyn sustained the difficult part of "Fairy Godmother" with ability and charm. The clear enunciation of the youthful actors enhanced the enjoyment of the play. The Misses Jocelyn Lloyd, May Gwyn, Dorothy Hughes. Evelyn Griffiths. Nesta Chambers, and Mildred Stiles, trained by Miss Deakin. of Cardiff, danced a. graceful fan dance. The two latter also much amused the audience by a Welsh dance, in character. Masters Sankey, Stiles, Evans, and Abbott, dressed in pale blue satin and silver, made a quar- tette of delightful little pages, and charmed everyone by their utter disregard of the audience. Miss Alice Sankey posed prettily as "Wales." Miss Olive Lloyd accompanied in an able manner. Mr. Gwyn contributed a much appreciated recitation, which was en- cored. The French play was brightly acted throughout, and the dresses were refreshing in their picturesqueness. We understand the performance (by request) will be repeated at an early date.
THE MACKINTOSH RESIGNS THE MASTERSHIP. The annual meeting of the Glamorganshire Hunt was held at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, on Saturday. The Mackintosh of Maokintosh, who pre- sided, announced his intention of relinquish- ing the mastership of the hunt at the end of this season. Before making this important announcement, The Mackintosh remarked that there had been a great improvement in the behaviour of the field during the season now drawing to a close, and their thanks were due to farmers and owners of shooting in the county. Not a single word of complaint was made that the hounds had passed over land where they were not welcome. A great friend of his—Mr. Campbell Lockie—had re- cently died, and since his death the county of Inverness, which was his (The Mackin- tosh's) native county, had done him the hon- our of appointing him chairman, or convener, of the County Council, and his Majesty the King had appointed him lord-lieutenant of the county. The chairmanship of the County Council involved heavy and responsible duties and he would have too much on his hands in retaining the chairmanship of the Inverness County Council and attending to the business of sport in Glamorganshire. It, therefore, behoved him to place in their hands his resig- nation as master of the hunt. He did so with very great regret, because it marked a new era in a man's life. During the nine years of hid mastership he had been excep- tionally lucky in being so well supported. The suggestion he would make to the mem- bers of the hunt was that they should ap- point a committee with a view to deciding upon their future action in the matter of ap- pointing a new master, and that committee could report to another meeting of the sub- scribers. The Mackintosh added that there was no hunt in Great Britain where there was so much good feeling existing among the members, who did everything they could to ensure good sport. With regard to the farmers, he would not wish for a better lot of men. They helped the hunt in every pos- sible way. (Applause ). Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl said it came as a very great surprise to him that the master was going to resign. He thought they must ask The Mackintosh very sincerely to re-consider his decision. A way out of the difficulty was for The Mackintosh to appoint a deputy-mas- ter, who would attend in his absence. No county could have a better master than The Mackintosh, who had provided them with ex- cellent sport. (Applause.) The Mackintosh said that he had gifen the matter the most mature consideration, and could not alter his decision. It was then decided to appoint a commit- tee, as suggested from the chair, composed of the following gentlemen.—Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl. Mr. Charles Edmunds. Colonel Hom- frav. Mr. Oliver H. Jones, Mr. Lawrence G. Williams. Mr. R. H. Williams. Sir Francis Price, Mr. Robert Forrest, and The Mackin- tosh of Mackintosh. This committee will report to a further meeting of subscribers, to be held at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, to-morrow (Saturday) week. It was unanimously decided that the annual point-to-point races be held M; Cow- bridge on March 8th.
CLAIMS OF PRINCIPAL CREATORS. RELATIVES AND THE FURNITURE. The first meeting of th creditors of Mr. H. J. Simpson, coal exporter, Cardiff, was held on Monday at the official reoeiver s offioee in Cardiff. By three o'clock there were four gentlemen present, presumably creditors, with Mr. H. Ingledew for Mr. Taylor and Mr. G. F .Forsdike for Mr. Redford. The Official Receiver announced that he would gire a quarter of an nour's grace. He added that he had received two proxies. At a quarter-past three the Official Reoeiver (Mr. George David) said he would proceed to admit the proofs, which were as follow: — The proof of Messrs. Turner and Sons £ 2,726 4s. 2d. he would admit for £2,716 56. 6d.; Messrs. Hawker (Plvmouthl. £ 2 Is. 3d.; Messrs. Stranaghan and Stephens. L3 Qs. 8d. M. L. Bickell, £11 19s. 9d.; Richard Benson. Bristol. JE53 ls. 6d. rates. El 17e. 2d. and 8s. 9d. A. J. Hardwick. JE500 9s.; L. E. Taylor, work at Chepstow, £ 2.807 (this would have to come up for final judgment); A E. mullitio, corn merchant, Chepstow. k49 4s. 5d.; H. A. Redford, commission agent and stock broker, £2,276 4s. 4d, A. C. Culiey. 921 12s. 9d.; Stephenson and Alexander, JE357 lis. 4d. The Official Receiver then said he had re- ceived the following special proxies: —Messrs. Turner and Sons, Hardwick. A. C. Culiey. Stephenson and Alexander. Jameri Hawker. and H. A. Re-dford. most of them voting for Mr. C. E. Dovey to be appointed trustee. The Official Receiver said he did not know that he could usefully say much. They all knew that Mr. Simpson had departed, and that was the act of bankruptcy. He had read the names of the creditors who had proved, but he had reason to believe there were other proofs to come in. Those who were superstitious might feel some qualms from the fact that the number of proofs filed so far was thirteen. The bank had obtained the appointment of a reoeiver for certain of the properties, and he believed there were certain other proceedings pending which the trustee would have to take in hand. As far as the assets were concerned, he had received a sum of something like £90: moneys received in respect of the Monmouthshire properties by the former agent of Mr. Simpson, and there was the uestion of the furniture at Porthcawl. to a portion of which a claim had been set up by relatives of the bankrupt. He was told that a large quantity of very valuable furni- ture was moved from the house at Chepstow some short time before the bankruptcy, by the bankrupt, but so far he had been unable to find whether any had been removed other than that which was taken to Porthcawl. Undoubtedly some furniture went to Porth- cawl, and he did not think it could be for a moment contended that the relatives had any claim to that. The main business at that meeting was to elect a trustee. Mr. Ingledew said he had been instructed by Mr. Taylor to propose, if it were necessary, the appointment of Mr. C. E. Dovey, and, Mr Forsdike assenting, the appointment was de- clared to be unanimous. Messrs. H. A. Redford. L. E. Taylor, and W. H. Clarke (for Messrs. Turner and Sons), the principal creditors, were appointed a com- mittee of inspection. The Official Reoeiver, before declaring the business to have been concluded, said he had been in communication with the partners of the bankrupt. and the accounts of the partner- ship were being rapidly made up. He under- stood, however, that there would be little to go to the creditors out of that. He had also been in communication with the various banks and those communications would be placed be- fore the trustee.
INTERNATIONAL COLLIERY. BLAEN- GARW. Sir William Thomas Lewis, Bart., has served a six months' notice upon the Mon- mouthshire and South Wales Coalowners' As- sociation of the intention of the Marquis of Bute and the directors of the International Coal Company to withdraw from the associa- tion. The notice is dated the 1st of January and will consequently expire on the 30th of June next. The collieries belonging to Lord Bute affected by the notice are the Tower, Aber- dare-Merthyr. and AbergorKy Drift (Hir- wain), the Blaenant and No. 9 pits (Aber- nant). and the Warfa Pit. The International Coal Company's pit in the Garw Valley is also affected. The annual output of the collieries belong- ing to Lord Bute amount approximately to 500,000 tons, and that of the International pits to about 30,000. As regards the Inter- national Company, it should be stated that Sir W. T. jbewis possesses a controlling in- fluence, and is chairman of the undertaking. It is understood that Sir William's action is due to his disapproval of the policy adopted in recent years by the owners' representatives on the Conciliation Board. A "Western Mail" London representative alleges that the secession was due to the coal- owners' refusal to grant allowances in respect of the strike at the International Colliery in the Garw Valley.
YESTERDAY'S HEARING. (Continued from page 6.) The hearing of the suit Stourton v. Stoar- ton was continued in the Divorce Division yesterday. Ernest Hugger, a footman, who had been in The employment of Mr. and Mrs. Stourton at Paxton Hall in 1902, said the former had paid great attention to Miss Matterson. On one occasion, proceeded witness, I went to fetch Mrs. Stourton's bicycle from the outer porch. I had to pass Miss Matterson's bed- room. Miss Matterson was at the window talking to Mr. Stourton. who was on the ground outside. When they saw me they stopped talking. Cross-examined I first told Colonel Lind- say of what I knew. He came to Paxton Hall in January. 1905. Dr. H. A. Caiey. of Berkeley-st., said Mrs. Stourton had naturally a healthy well-devel- oped nervous system. Unhappiness would be likely to cause the sleeplessness described. Mr. Priestley said that concluded his case. The Judge said he thought Mr. Priestley was going to prove some account between the parties. Mr. Priestley had understood his Lordship had not desired this. Learned counsel called Mr. Freeman, family solicitor to Mrs. Thomas, who said he had paid half the income from the settlement into Mr. Stourton's ac- count. and the other half into Mrs Stourton's. From 1897 to 1904 she had paid over £ 6.000 into Mr. Stourton's account. This had no- thing to do with the £ 21.000 paid on Mrs. Thomas's behalf. The actual amount of this was £ 20.924. Of this £ 7.848 went to pay loans to insurance companies- on Mr. Stour- ton's*behalf: £ 2.758 went to moneylenders in the West: £1.031 -aid off an overdraft at the bankers: £ 2.000 settled some Stock Exchange business; £3.375 went to a petroleum com- pany to run an invention to nour something on the roads to lay the dust then there we a number of sundry items, including one of £500. money lent by a lady. CASE FOR THE RESPONDENT. Mr. Duke, in opening the case for the re- spondent. said they were not trving whether the respondent squandered his wife's money, although he could give a satisfactory answer to that; they were not trying whether he was in a popular sense a good or bad. atten- tive or inattentive, husband nor were they trying whether Mrs. Stourton was happy or unhappy. The jury had to try whether the husband had been guilty of misconduct with the young woman whose name had been un- fortunave. discussed in the case. The other question was whether the husband had been, guilty of cruelty. As to the charge of mis- conduct, he plainly told the jury that there had been between Mr. Stourton and Miss Matterson an affection that should not have existed between a married man and an un- married woman. He was not there to de- fend the passion that had grown up between them. But between that state of things and impropriety there was a great gulf fixed. Was it likely a gentleman of birth and breed- ing would so far forget himself as to tell a newly-married wife that she was an old hag, and that he had married her money? Mr. A. J. Stourton, the respondent, told how he had been led to invest in oil specula- tions. Mrs. Thomas gave him £ 2.000 to in- vest. and he went to Baku. Only £ 2,000 of the £ 21.000 went to mv personal debts, the respondent oontinued. The rest went in oil speculations. I some- times spent more t-han our income. Mrs. Thomas made my wife presents. She also made me presents. Mr. Duke: It is alleged that vou misoon- ducted yourself with Miss Matterson. Is there anT truth in that allegation P Respondent: No; nor with any other woman. I was staying at Southerndown in the summer of 1896. I never told my wife then that I had married her for her money. What sometimes happened was that when I asked her for a cheque she would ask me, "What did you marry me for? Love or money?" If I-said "Love," she would give me the cheque. If I said "Money." she would pretend to keep it back. It was all fun. As to your going into the ladies bedroom. -It was at Cirencester, and the maid was there. I knocked at the door, and they said, "Come in." There was a screen round the door. I put my head round the screen. When they saw who it was they both shrieked "Oh, it's Auberon," and dived their heads under the bedclothes. I threw a cushion at them and said, "Get up." I was not there two minutes. Respondent further proceeded to give explanations of other incidents nar- rated for the petitioner. Mr. Duke: Did you ever tell your wife it was not your nature to be faithful to any one wom an ? Respondent: Certainly not. She could go to London when she liked. I never put any obstacles in her way. The Judge: Did you say. "I will lead my life. and you lead yours"? Respondent: Certainly not. WitncKSS denied there was any truth in Butler Stibblehill's statement about the al- leged letter from Miss Matterson. The words cfMy own, own baby" in the blotting pa-d were addrosaed to his own wife. The hearing was adjourned till to-day.
Sir Alfred Jones, chairman of Elder's Col- lieries. Garth, and president of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, has accepted the in- vitation of the Swansea Chamber of Com- merce to attend the banquet on February 27th.
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