MOUNTAIN ASH. BALE OF LEASEHOLD PROPERTY. MB* T. WHITTY EVANS is instructed to offer for Sale by PUBLIC AUCTION, •t the GLANCTNON INN," Mountain Ash, on lJTUDAY, the 22nd day of MARou. 1889, subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall be then and there produced, the fallowing LEASEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSES Lor 1.—All those TWO MESSUAGES or DWELLING HOUSES, situate and being Nos. 19 and 20, Woodland-street, Mountain Ash, now in the occupation of Messrs. Wm. Edwards and DAVID J ones, as monthly tenants, and produc- inaiu gross Yearly Rental of £21 9s. Od. The Premises are held under Lease for a term of 99 years from 2nd July, 1867, at an annual Ground Bent of JM. LoT 2.—All those FOUB DWELLING HOUSES known as Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, Henry- street, Mountain Ash, now occupied by Mr. William Jonas and others as monthly tenants, and realizing agrdss annual Rent of £30 18s. Od. The Propertý-i8 held under Lease for a term of 99 years from the 2nd day of January, 1857, at the low Ground Rent of £2 16s. 6d. per annum. SALE TO COMMENCE AT 8 P.M. Further particulars may be obtained upon application to the Auctioneer, at his Offices, Mountain Ash and Aberdare, or to MR. THOS. PHILLIPS, Solicitor, Aberdare. March 1st, 1889. THE CENTURY MAGAZINE for MARCH con JL tains:—"THE GRAND LAMA," Georg Kennaa U CHRISTIAN IRELAND (Illustrated) Charles de Kay YORK CATHEDRAL" (Illus- trated by Joseph Pennell), Mrs. Schuyler van Rensselaer; "DUTCH PAINTERS AT HOME" (Illustrated), Emma Eames Çbase; AMATEUR THEATRICALS" (Illustrated), Gustav Kobbe; "THE HISTORY OF ALIJfDE MORAINVILLE;" Strange True Stories, Geo W. Cable; SOMETHING ELECTRICITY IS QjRNG" (Illustrated by W. Taber), Charles Barrfd THE USE OF OIL TO STILL THE WAjyK" (With Diagrams), Lieut. W. H. Beehler, U.S.fT; OLD ITALIAN MASTERS —Gaddo and Taddeo Gaddi, W. J. Stillman "THE RIVAL SOULS," Harry Stillwell Edwards, Arthur of "Two Runaways THE CORRESPONDENCE OF MR. MILES GROGAN," George H. Jessop; "THE LAST ASSEMBLY BALL": A Pseudo- Romance of the Far West, Mary Hallock Foote Ac., &c. Price Is. 4d.; Post Free. h. 1 d.; per year, post free. 19s Of all Booksellers and Newsagents. London: T. FISHER UNWIN, 26, Paternoster 8quarp, E.C. EXHIBITION. R. J. HEATH & SONS, Have been awarded the Only Silver Medal FOR PIANOFORTES. The Highes Award to any Firm in Monmouthshire or Wales. Have just been appointed Sole Agents for" Stein way & Sons' New York" Pianfortes. R. J. Heath & Sons, 51, QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. DOMINION LINE ROYAL MAIL STUMERS. S.S. SABINA, OREGON AND VANCOUVER have Saloons and State-roo&a amidships. SHORTEST ROUTE TO CANADA. & WESTERN STATES. Lowest Inland Fares. Fæe Farms of 160 acres o Fertile Land. SAILING from LIVERPOOL WEEKLY, and' from BRISTOL FOftfNIGHTLY. The Reamers of this line are replefefe with every modern comfort. Cabin Fares from fd to 15 guineas Second Cabin f Intermediate 6 guineas, Steerage f4. Apply to Flinn, Main, and Montgomery, Liverpool and Bristol, or to DANIEL B. GRIFFITHS, 9, Pembroke Street, Aberdare. 4^ ALLAN LINE SHOBTE8T OCEAN PASSAGE TO AMERICA. Composed of Twenty First-class Royal Mail Steamers. SAILING DAYS—From Liverpool, every Tuesday aHd Thursday, to Canada, and every alternate Tuesday to Halifax and Baltimore, forwarding passengers on easy terms to all parts of Canada nd the United States. Surgeon and Stewardesses provided free for a classe* of Passengers. R.,
"WILL THERE BE A DISSOLUTION ?" This is a question of some political import- ance. To certain portions of the people it involves grave results. We are quite prepared to admit its import- ance but not so to answer it. There are several strong signs indicating the near approach of the crisis. One of them is Mr Gladstone's speech on Mr John Morley's sig- nificant amendment, the first day of this month. The great leader of the liberals challenged the Government to test their policy by the vote of the country. The speech was that of a statesman, explaining lucidly the defects of the present administration; and giving in detail proofs of its broken promises. A government that can not redeem its pledges should immediately resign office. This is the inference that is naturally taught by the cir- cumstances of the case; as well as the usual demands of such an event. Another sign—The udue bitterness evinced by friends and members of the Government against the friends of Ireland. It has fre- quently occurred in the experience of corn- i munities, as well as of individuals, undue I bitterness has met a swift retribution. It is not always safe for the strong to oppress the weak. This is simply the case in this controversy. If you make a brief and honest inquiry, you will not fail to discover the fallacy of Irish coercion. We have pointed out in these columns on a previous occasion that the Act itself was unconstitutional, passed for Ireland by English votes. It is cruel to gag a nation by punishing with imprisionment its faithful representatives. The failure of Pigott's case should have immediately changed the attitude of the government. Instead of this candour, most Conservatives who we meet seem sorry to learn that the letters in The Timet were forger- ies. This is a miserable feeling; quite un- worthy of Christian civilization. No language is too strong to describe the degeneracy of the heart that can feel vexed at the improvement of others. This moral condition finds a home in many members of political parties. Our advice to such is to abstain from Politics altogether; and attend to something more con- ducive to their own moral amelioration; and thereby avoid moral ruin. We consider that the time is come for Dissolution; but we are not without some strong proofs that we must wait a little longer. Personally we have 'no objection to wait; if anything could be done for Ireland. The well-to-do Irish could afford to agitate a little longer; but what of the poor? With their mud huts and starving families; they ought to receivel ungrudgingly the entire sympathy of the entire kingdom. Our antecedent history calls for it. Our kindness to the oppressed of other nations claims it; and some yea, multitudes of us, are convinced that unless we render help speedily the Great Friend of the poor will do the work without us. The best news that we can possibly give to our readers this week is that Mr R. H. Rhys is once more going to enter the lists in the public service. To say that he is entering the lists as a candidate is to say that he is going to sit again at the head of the familiar table where he is now the veteran. Like Mr Gladstone, Mr Rhys has again and again intimated his inten- tion of retiring, but, as in the case of Mr Glad- stone, the people will not allow him to do so. Mr Rhys, we have reason to believe, would thoroughly enjoy the rest which he has so fairly earned if only he were allowed to have it. But the people of Aberdare know that they have in him a man who can save them by his experience heaps of money, and the public are generally rather selfish in that respect. They will not let Mr Rhys have his rest. That, of course is a compliment to Mr Rhys, but doubt- less he would prefer having the leisure, for which he has worked so hard. Cruel and re- lentless fate, in the person of the puplic of Aberdare, has, however interposed, and we are glad to say-we ought to be sorry to say, but we honestly confess that we are glad-that Mr Rhys will again take the helm in our edu- cational matters. The School Board Election is now the one topic of conversation—everybody is speculating on it. Everybody is asking how it will go. It will not go at all yet. It must come first. However, in the case of Mr Rhys invitation was followed by action. On Tuesday afternoon, soon after Mr Rhys was persuaded to yield his consent to the request which was made him, a strong committee met at Mr Thomas Phillips' office in Canon-street and made arrangements for going on the war-path. • Mr D. P. Davies is a man for whom we once more wish to say a good word. He has done work which gives him a decided claim to sit on the board. A new man is Mr Gwilym Jones, manager of the Cwmpennar Colliery, and president of the Aberdare district of Ancient Britons. MR Jones ought to be returned. The Rev. D. Griffiths, of Owmdare, is another faith- ful member and true, who can do good work for the board. He has very marked legislative power, and ability to see' a thing promptly; and what is more, he has attended the Board meetings regularly. So much for the School Board Election. It will soon be a thing of the past. » • • Mr D. Davies of Canon-street, whom we have now to greet as Justice of the Peace, took his seat for the first time on the bench on Tuesday last. "He looks a J.P., every inoh of 'im," said a man in the crowd as the jaded and worn-out representative of the Aberdare Times made his way to his hard-worn seat. We could not help over-hearing this remark, and in our duty to the public could not avoid publishing it. Therefore let not Mr Davies be angry when he reads it. We have another J.P." in the person of Dr David Davies of Bryngolwg; two David Davies's and two J.P's—what a coincidence. Dr Davies is an old and respected inhabitant, but he has not until yet been created a J. P. One can imagine some amusing mistakes occurring as the result of two gentlemen of the same name being created to the honour at the same time, and sitting on the same bench. It is to be hoped that the one will not fancy himself to be the other. If, after sitting on the bench one day, Mr David Davies, thinking himself to be Dr Davies, went and made a round among patients and Dr Davies, thinking himself to be Mr David Davies, went to the establishment in Canon-street, some very amusing scenes might occur. We beg and implore these g entleman, for the sake of those who are ill, and those who do business with Mr Davies, not to make any such mistake. » • • Anothei Flower, Poultry, Pigeon, and Cage- Bird Show! What a long title it is getting It is a regular mouthful to say it all! It is to be held about the middle of August. Again the young ladies of Aberdare will have a chance of showing themselves off in entrancing summer costume. We hope and truat it will be a success.
$0CAL QuttlliQzntt. ♦ FLOWER AND POULTRY SHow.-The annual meeting of the subscribers and promoters of this show was held on Friday, at the Temper- ance Hall. Mr David Davies, J.P., Ynyscynon, presided. It was arranged that this year's show be held on August 15th :-President, Lord Aberdare treasurer, Mr Leonard A comb (high- constable); hon. secretaries--flowers, Dr T. Scale and Mr Thomas (Graig House); poultry, pigeons, and cage birds, Mr Tudor Williams and Mr D. Richards secretary, Mr D. P. Davies; and chairman of committee, Mr David Davies, J.P. PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPANY.—The 40th annual report of this company for the year ending 31st December, 1888, as will be seen from our advertising columns, states that in the ordinary branch the number of policies issued during the year was 42,475 assuring the sum of £ 4,399,769, and producing a new annual premium income of £ 235,487. The premiums received during the year were £ 718,848, being an increase of £183,717 over the year 1887. The claims of the year amounted to £ 210,056 the number of policies in force was 146,966. In the industrial branch the premiums received during the year were £ 3,356,346, being an increase of £ 197,845. The claims of the year amounted to £ 1,231,186. The number of deaths was 142,751. The expenses are 11 per cent lower than those of the previous year. The total assets of the company have been raised during the year from JE7,867,103 to jE9,302,007, being an fnorease of jE 1,434,904. CAPTAIN LINDSAY'S AlIPOINTMENT.-In the House of Commons, on Tuesday, our senior member, Mr David A. Thomas, gave notice that on Thursday he would ask the Secretary of States for the Home Department if it is true that Captain Lionel Lindsay, son of the present chief-constable for Glamorganshire, had been appointed superintendent of police at Merthyr Tydvil and deputy chief-constable for the County of Glamorgan; with whom does the appointment of deputy chief-constable restP whether the invariable practice hitherto has been to appoint the superintendent of police at Merthyr by promotion and seniority; and whether he is aware that the report of the ap- pointment of Captain Lindsay, a man of 28 yeais of age, and having no connection with the police force in the county, over the heads of those who had spent their lives in the force, has given rise to great dissatisfaction in the district. CARMEL ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH, ABER- DARE.—A tea party and sale of work took place at Caimel Hall last Thursday, March the 7th. Mr L. Hiley very generously promised when the Bazaar was held last October, as there were several very valuable articles unsold, as well a quantity of other kind of goods, that he would have much pleasure in giving a free tea to all the members at a sale of work at any future time. This very wise suggestion and kind offer were at once accepted by the ladies of the sewing class and friends generally. Theoommittee ladies met and it was decided to have a sale of work and the tea promised by Mr Hilev. but it was agreed that each member should pay three pence and the friends six pence each. A goodly company of friends met, though the day was wet and cold. At the tables were the follow- ing ladies:—Mrs J. Hughes, Mrs Pardoe, Mrs J. Davies Mrs D. James, Mrs R. Price, Mrs Owen, Mrs J. Davies and Mrs D. Jenkins. Mr Churchill and Mrs Jones kindly cut cake and bread and butter, and Mr T. Davies looked after the water. Mr J. Davies, Mr F. Tailor. Mr Morgan and Mr John helped with the benches aud Messrs Simlet and Davies with the piano, which was kindly lent by Mrs Williams, Compton House. At the stalls were Mrs Jones, Mrs Caldicott, Miss Alice Pardoe Miss Clark, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Wenlock and Miss Cousins. Messrs G. Thomas and Harry Lucas received tickets and money at door, Miss Lily George gave a piano solo, Mr T Griffiths sang a solo, as did Mr Phillips and Miss Devonald, Miss Rose George, Miss Maud Hiley, Miss Blanche Williams and Mr John Harris also kindly played piano solos, which were well received. The Glee Society of Aberdare rendered splendid service, led by Mr Jones, Cardiff-street. Again and again were they encored, and, much to their credit, they re- spoaded, each time drawing down the plaudits of the appreciative company present. Thanks are due to the many friends who patronized the tea and sale of work. The ladies realized from the tea and sale of work the goodly sum of JE30. The meeting, which was most enjoyable, was brought to a close by a vote of thanks to Mr Hiley for hisjsplendid cake and tea. This was seconded by Mr Pardoe, and responded to by Mr Hiley in suitable terms. A vote of thanks was also proposed to the Glee Choir and seconded by Mr Phelps. Mr Jones, the con- ductor, very kindly replied. SUPPER.-On Thursday evening last a supper was held at the Central Hotel, Aberdare, when about 70 sat down to an excellent repast pro- vided by host and hostess Nicholas. After full justice had been done to the several courses, Mr John Howell, the senior partner of the firm of Messrs Howell, Davies and Co., auctioneers, occupied the chair, and Mr George Evans (the popular manager of the American Meat Co.,) the vice-chair. Amongst the company were Mr M. R. David, Rock Brewery, Mr L. N. Williams, lamp manufacturer, Mr G. George, draper, Mr William Davies, Iron Bridge Hotel, Mr J. W. MoEwen, aerated water manufacturer, Mr Morris, ditto, Mr Tom Parry, Commercial Hotel, Mr Charles Rosser, Freemason's Tavern, Mr E. Shannon, pasterer, &c. The loyal toasts were duly proposed and drunk with musical honours Song, My Grandfather's Pipe," Mr David Powell; Mr Geo. Evans gave "The Army, Navy, and Reserve Foroes." The toast he said, was one of the utmost importance, and he had great pleasure in coupling with this the names of Col. Sergt. Shannon, Sergts Pinner and Lewis; song, Plas Gogerddan," Mr Davies. Col. Sergt. Shannon, upon rising, said he regretted that it had again fallen to his lot to respond to this toast, but he was proud to find that the Volunteers at the prsent time were looked upon as defenders of the country, and he felt sure that if called upon to defend old England they were prepared to do so. (Hear, hear.) Song, The Flag of Old England," Mr I Jesse Smith. Sergts. Pinner and Lewis duly responded. Song, The Sporting Man," Mr 1 John Carey. The Chairman then gave the Town and Trade of the District," coupling with it the name of Mr J. W. McEwen. Song, The Gale," Mr David Powell in fine style. Mr McEwen upon rising referred to the present crisis in the coal trade of the district and trusted that both masters and men would be able to come to an amicable understanding and settle- ment without resorting to any unfriendly measures, whereby the now prosperous times might be interfered with. (Hear, hear.) Song, The Maid of the Mill," Mr Llewellyn." A varied programme of sentimental and oomio. songs was then gone through. Several toasts, including "The Host and Hostess," "The Visitors," &c., succeeded each other in rapid succession until a vote of thanks, proposed by Mr M. R. David, to the chairman and vice-chair- man, and the familiar and patriotic song, Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," and the singing of the National Anthem, brought one of the most pleasant of evenings to a close. Mr Lewis con- tributed much to the enjoyment of the evening by his ably presiding at the piano. The chair- man and vice-chairman and others treated the company present with the good things supplied at the said hostelry, which was thoroughly en joyed. THE WEATHER AND THE CRops.-The Mark Lane Express of Monday says:—The heavy and drenching rains of Thursday and Friday have done some harm, and the land, which was improving in state for spring growing, will need another fortnight before it is again fit for barley. With regard to trade, the price of English wheat was slowly advancing during the first few days of last week, but the change to mildness in the weather caused a halt, and some of the most recent exchanges have shewn a slight inclination to go back. The supply of flour made from 1887 wheat, whether English or foreign is now becoming very limited indeed, and sixpence advaace is readity obtainable. English and American flour from the 1888 crop was firm up to Wednesday, since which date the feeling has been quieter, though with decline. Foreign wheats have lost in tone since the end of February. The trade in spring corn has been a little firmer on the week. In malting barley there has been a fair enquiry. The oat trade has been reasonably firm of late, though imports show some increase on the week. Maize continues to arrive in large quantities. Beans and peas show no decided inclination either to advance or recede. Linseed meets with a weak trade, but rapeseed has recovered its tone."
ABERDARE POLICE COURT. I TUESDAY—(Before W. M. North, R. H. Rhya, D. E. Williams, D. P. Davie-i, and D. Davies, Esqrt.) DRUNK IN CHARGE OF A HORSE. Silas Lee was charged with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse in Commercial-street, Aberdarn P.C. Milton Davies gave evidenoe, and defendant Was fined 6s and costs, or seven days in default. DISORDERLIES. Miles J ones and Isaac Jones, colliers, were summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the 4th inst. P.C. Cross aid that at half-past 11 o'clock, on Monday night, he saw both defendants in Hwllfa-road, Cwmdare, drunk and fighting with each other, up and down in the snow. Mr Rhys remarked that it would soon cool their ardour if they stayed long in the snow. Mr North: Was it a regular fight, or were they snowballing ? Witness It was a regular fight. Inspector Thorney said that Miles Jones had been in court before. The Bench fined Miles Jone* 10s and oosts, or four- teen days, and the other man 5s and costs or seven days. DRUNKENNESS. — David Thomas was sum- moned for being and disorderly in liwllfa-road, Cwmdare, on the 6th inst. P.C. Cross said that at a quarter-past 1 a.m., he saw defendant coming home drunk, making a great noise. He told him to make less noise, but instead of doing so he became more noisy and disturbed the whole neighbourhood. Mr Rhya: this is the result of the monthly holiday; and the misfortune is, men in this "tate cannot go to work on the following day. Fined 68 aud costs, or seven days—John Roberts was summoned for being drunk in Gadlys-road P.C W. Williams said that at 20 minutes pas; 12 mid- day on Sunday, the 3rd inst., he saw defendant drunk in the street. Fined 10s and costs, or fourteen days.—William Watts was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on 4th March. P.C. Jenkins said that at quarter-past 11, on the night in question, he saw defendant drunk and challenging to fight in Oardiff-road, Aber- aman. Fined 10a and costa, or fourteen days. DRUNK IN OHARGS OF A HORSE. -John Davies was summoned for being drunk in charge of a horse in Gadlys-road. on trie 2nd inst. P.C. W. Williams saw him near the Mack worth Arms in charge of a horse, being too drunk to stand, and had to be taken to the station in a cab. Fined 6s and costs, or seven days. NON-MAINTENANOE.-Thomas Baker, mason, was summoned for the non-payment of 1;1 7s due to the Guardians for maintenance of his son at the oounty asylum. Defendant's wife ap- peared and said she had already paid 12s and would pay another 12s that day. The case was adjourned for a fortnight, when she would have to pay another 12s. POACHING.—George Williams, Moutaiu Ash, who did not appear, was summoned fo trespass- ing in search of game on land belonging to Lord Aberdare, on the 6th inst. Edward Perry said that about 12 midday, on the the above date, he saw defendant in the Newtown wood, with a lurcher dog, which was chasing the rabbits. He asked defendant what he wanted there, and he replied that he was looking for a ferret he had lost three week before. Mr Lewis (magis- trate's clerk) eaid defendant had been up more than once for a similar offence. Fined 408 and costs, or a month in default. -w-
THE SOUTH WALKS COAL TRADE. CONFERENCE OF MASTERS AND MEN. At noon on Wednesday the joint slidii.g-suale committee met at the Angel Hotel. Card iff Sir W. T. Lewis occupied the chair, and vJr Wm. Abraham, M.P., the vice-chair rile owners present were Messrs. Archibald Hood, C. B. Holland, Edward Martin, Edward Jones, Wm. Thomas, W. Gascoyne Dalziel (secretary), and W. Simons (solicitor). The workmen's side was represented by Messrs W. Abraham. M.P., Morgan Weeks, Pontypridd, Philip Jones, Abertillery; Isaac Evans, Neath; Daniel.Jones, Pentirpentre; Thomas Griffiths, Now Tredegar; and Lewis Miles, secretary, Bedwa- As to the proceedings, the most rigid instructions were given to all present that upon no aocoivt was eyond the most meagre official infon im to be given to the representatives of the piu-s Mr Abraham, M.P., who is generally a champion of the doctrine that the utmost publicity should be accorded to labour [questions, especially dis- putes between masters and men, would state nothing beyond the oracular dictum that the least said the better it would be. THE DECISION. The following is the official statemn Ie As the result of the deliberations of th-, a.»i u non's representatives, in conference with thu repre- sentatives of the owners' side of th* hiding- scale committee, it was deemed advis ibl« io call a general delegate meeting of bat,) t-i j house and steam coal colliers in South Wales and Monmouthshire, to be held at tho Bate Arms, Aberdare, on Saturday, the 16r: .t ,t in 30 a.m. It is urgently requested tiiut, iu vi,!w uf the importance of the question* at i",¡uA. all collieries in the district should be rnpr--s-iited at the meeting, and that representative should be vested with full powers to come to some ar- rangement. Owing to the shortne1" of the in- tervening time between the dpcl,i I I -trid the date fixed for the general meeting ot the colliers, the only notice of the proposed m-'wtiu^ ) that given in the columns of the daily pup s." It was further intimated that tii-i conference of the sliding scale committee should be ad- journed until next Monday, to be held at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, when it is expected the decision of the united body of delegates will have been obtained. WHAT WILL BE DONE AT ABERDARE. The obvious question which arises from this intelligence is, What action will be taken at Aberdare? and the equally obvious answer is that as the masters have not granted the 10 per cent, increase off-hand, the miners' delegates will seek the verdict of their constituents on the advisabilitg of adopting a less elevated demand, say 7. per cent., or of standing firm on the original pratform. We have undeniable authority for stating that the workmen's dele- gates will not go to the Aberdare meeting with any definite offer from the masters, nor will they submit a settled programme. The Aber- dare conference will be consultative, delibera- tive, and finally decisive.
MR D. A. THOMAS, M.P., AND HIS WORKMEN. 75 PER CENT. ADVANCE GRANTED. The welcome news was on Wednesday night circulated-throughout the Rhondda Valley dis- tricts that, in the extensive collieries of Meesrs Thomas, Riches and Co. (of which Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., is the principal owner) at Clydach Vale, an amicable settlement has been arrived at, the men accepting an advance of 7 3 per cent. This offer was submitted to the miners at a meeting on Tuesday night, and unanimously accepted, the more readily so because it was accompanied by the gratifying anuouncement that on and after the expiration of the present month the wages would be paid weekly instead of monthly. This latter con- cession alone is regarded as equivalent to a further advance of 2l per cent., and the fact that it was unexpected makes it all the more acceptable. The workmen employed at Clydaoh Colliery, and who will, of course, benefit by this advance, number about 1,200. Their wages in the past have been regulated by the Associated Collieries Sliding-scale, though the employers are not members of the Coalowners' Association.
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ABERDARE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. Thirty-six candidates were nominated for seats on the Aberdare School Board, but on Tuesday the following ten gentlemen withdrew their candidature:—Mr E. Burkle, outfitter; Mr D. Davies, Canton House, grocer; Mr Morgan Edwards, Aberaman, gentleman; Mr Griffith George, draper; Mr Lemuel Hiley, Mr T. Phillips, solicitor; Mr Thomas Rees, Aberaman, hotel keeper; Rev. William Rhydderch, Hirwain, vicar; Mr D. Tudor Williams, dentist; and Rev. R. E. Williams, Baptist minister. The polling day is fixed for Wednesday, the 20th inst., Mr Frank James, solicitor, Merthyr, being returning officier. The candidates are as follows Mr Edward Arnott, Aberdare, hotel-keeper. Mr Wm. Charles, Trecynon, draper and grrocer. *Mr D. P. Davies, Ynyslwyd, gentleman. Mr John Davies, Hirwain, coal miner. -Rev. B. Evans, Gadlys, Baptist miuister. Mr T. J. Evans, Hirwain, grocer. Mr T. Whitty Evans, Mountain Ash, auction- eer. -Rev. D. Griffiths, Ctfmdare, Congregational minister. Mr Owen Harris, Treoynon, grocer. Mr T. Howells, Aberaman, printer. Mr W. Hughes, Abernant, colliery manager. Mr J. H. James, Aberaman, chandler. *Rev. W. James, Aberdare, C. M. minister. Rev. R. B. Jenkins, Aberdare, vicar. Mr Gwilym Jones, Cwmpennar, colliery manager. Mr Isaac H. Jones, Hirwain, colliery manager. -Rev. T. Jones, Aberdare, Baptist minister. *Mr D. Morgan, Aberdare, miners' agent. Mr T. Railton, Aberdare, colliery manager. Mr John Rate, Aberdare, railway olerk. •Mr R. H Rhys, Llwvdcoed, gentleman. •Mr T. Thomas, Aberaare, retired grocer. Mr T Walters, Trecynon, medical assistant. -Mr W. D. Wight, Owmaman, oolliery agent. 8Mr R. Wigley, Trecynon, contractor. Mr T. Williams, Cwmbach, coal miner. Those marked with an asterisk were members of the old board.
ABEHDABE LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. The ordinary bi-monthly meeting of the above Board was held on Friday, the 8th inst., when there were present Messrs Jas. Lewis (in the chair), D. P. Davies, D. Davies (Canon- street), D. Davies (Canton House), W. Little, O. Harris, T. Rees, and T. Thomas. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. CAB COMMITTEE. The Cab Committee reported that they met on the 26th February, and recommended that the Inspector should report to the Board all eases in contravention of the bye-laws; also that the police should see that breaks were not allowed to stand on the cab-stands for an unreasonable time. FINANCE REPORT. The Finance Committee's report showed a balance in hand on general account of £ 2043. The total payments amounted to JE242 Is 4d. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The following was read: Surveyor's Office, Town Hall, Aberdare, Mar. 2nd, 1889. To the Chairman and Members of the Aberdare Local Board of Health. Gentlemen,Petrollum.-Application having been made by Mr. David James, of No. 14, Cross Street, Hirwain, for a license to keep not more than one cask of petroleum in a small building in rear of his house, I inspected the said building and see no objection to its being licensed for the storage of petroleum in accordance with the particulars set forth in the application. Hacknty Curriagu,—A requisition for a license to ply for hire within the district of the Board with a four wheeled carriage called a brougham having been received from Mr. Thomas Dix, of the Belle Vue Inn, Commercial Street, and Mr. John Thomas, 21, Pembroke Street, I inspected the said carriages and found the same in proper condition to be licensed Gate in Green Street.—I beg to report that Mr. Henry Williams is prepared to make and erect an iran gate with oak posts complete at the entrance to Dare Place from Green Street, in accordance with the accompanying drawing, for the sum of seven pounds. He also offers to bear two-thirds of the cost of the gate if the Board will pay him the re- maining one-third, or £2 6s. 8d. Footway from Ynyeynon to Aberaman.—la accord* ance with instructions I have inspected the path- way across the meadows from Ynyscynon Farm to the wooden footbridge across the river Cynon near Aberaman Station, and beg to report that the level of the pathway requires raising at least twelve inches, the cost of which work I estimate at 0,32. Building Flam.—1 have received the following building plan and beg to recommend that the same be approved, viz., from Mr. Morgan Williams, a stable in rear of No. 60, Oxford Street. Private Drainage.—I have received plans of private drains for the following houses and beg to recommend that the same be approved, via., Nos. 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8, Forge Trip. Number of houses approved as above. 5 Number of houses previously approved 5315 Total number of houses approved 5320 I have the honour to remain, Gentlemen, your obedient servant, T. Lb. EDWARDS. FOOTPATH ACROSS THE MEADOWS. FOOTPATH ACROSS THE MEADOWS. A deputation, representing the inhabitants of Aberaman and Cwmbach, waited upon the Board with reference to the footpath across the meadows between the above places. Mr J. James, auctioneer, said that. according to re- port, the Board had sanctioned the repair of the pathway across the meadows between Cwmbach and Aberaman but he wished to add a rider to the effect that they should also repair the road on the Aberaman side between the two bridges, which was also in a bad state. The Chairman said the Board had not yet sanctioned the carrying out of the work, but the matter was under consideration. Another member of the deputation asked if Board would use their influence with the Taff Vale Railway Company to make a footpath to the Treaman Station to join the path across the meadows. By so doing the Cwmbaoh people would save going round the road, a ten minutes' walk. Aft D. P. Davies said that a woman lost her life through being run over about twelve months ago in taking a short out along the line to the railway station. Mr James remarked that about 250 people used the footway in question daily. The deputation having withdrawn, Mr D. P. Davies moved that the portion of the pathway reported upon by the Surveyor be carried out. Mr Little seconded. Mr T. Thomas moved as an amendment that the whole of the work be carried out together under one contract, and that a committee be appointed to ooasider the whole matter. Mr O. Harris seconded. The Board divided, when Mr Davies's motion was carried by 6 to 2. Mr D. P. Davies then moved that a com- mittee of five be appointed to consider the other part of the question: This was agreed to, and a committee consist- ing of the Chairman of the Board, Messrs D. P. Davies, D. Davies (Canon-st.), W. Little, T. Thomas, T. Rees, and D. Davies (Canon House) was appointed. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Medical Officer reported nine cases of scarlet fever, being the same number as last report, and one death. NEW RATES The Clerk was instructed to prepare a new general district rate of Is in the pound, and a Park rate of Id in the pound. This was all the business of public interest.
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ABERDARE SCHOOL BOARD. The sixth triennial report of the proceedings of the above Board was read at the ordinary meeting of the Board on the 8th inst. We give the following extracts :— The following table shews the attendance of the members at board and committee meetings during the past three years:- Number of meetings held 66 Attendances. R. H. Rhys, J.P. (Chairman) 60 D. P. Davies, J.P. (Vice-Chairman 55 William Charles. 59 Rev. David Griffiths 57 Rev. Benjamin Evans 54 I Rev. William James 35 Rev. Thomas Jones 58 William Little. 18 Thomas Thomas 52 David Morgan 54 Thomas PHILLIPS 20 RICHARD WIGLEY 60 WILLIAM D.WIGHT 48 FINANOB. At the first meeting of the committee on the 18th April, 1886, Mr D. P. Davies was eleoted chairman, and had retained the office until the present time The following sums have been received from the Overseers during the last three years:— ,1886, £ 2,750; 1887, £ 4,500; 1888, £ 3,500. Total, £ 10,750. This shows an inorease of £ 2,250 compared with the previous triennial period The rateable value of the district of Aberdare in the month of Ootober, 1888, was £160,164 15s, and a rate of one peony in the £ produces the sum of JM25 10s, which dis- tributed over the three years shows that the education of the children of the district has been a cbaige of Is 6d for the three years, or 6d in JE for each of the years of the triennial period. Of this sum however it mutt be remembered that no less than £4,604 of the gross amount of f,10,750 received, or 7id in the f. in the three years, is absorbed by the repayment of the prin- cipal and interest on loans borrowed for the purpose of providing school buildings, &c. Total amount of loans, £ 32,951. Of this amount the sum of £28,638 is now owing. SCHOOL ACCOMMODATION. In oonsequeuce of the increase of population at Cwmpennar, in the neighbourhood of George Pit, and upon the representation of the Educa- cation Department, it has been found necessary to provide accommodation for 75 additional children, and in order to carry this provision into effect, the terms upon which the Board held the premises had to be revised. The Board formerly held the schools from the Powell Duffryn Company for a term of five years, which would expire on the 2nd day of June, 1889, at the annual rental of JM; but after negotiations with the Powell Duffryn Company, it was ar- ranged that the lease of the existing buildings, and an additional plot of land for the purpose of the increased accommodation required, should be extended for a period of 65 years, from the 1st day of January, 1889, at the annual rental of .£10, for the whole of the premises, and a lease to the Board had been oompleted accord- ingly. The Board decided to provide the ad- ditional accommodation required by the Educa- tional Department, and the works are now be- ing executed by Mr John Morgan, contractor, a loan of J6460 having been granted by the Public Works Loan Commissioners for that pur- pose, re-payable in instalments extending over 30 years at 31 per cent. per annum. SCHOOL ATTENDANOB. During their period of office the Board have found it requisite, in order to secure a proper attendance of children at school, to enforce the compulsory clauses of the Education Acts, and to lay down a rule that the Attendance Officers should report all children who fail to make an attendance of 90 per cent. of the possible at- tendances in lieu of 80 per cent. as formerly but is so doing the Board has used its com- pulsory powers with every possible considera- tion for the parents, who have every facility given them to make an appeal to the Board and explain their circumstances before proceedings are taken, and thus avoid being summoned be- fore the magistrates; and in cases where the poverty of the parents is pleaded, the parents are referred to the Guardians, who are empower- ed to pay the school fees. The following shows the proceedings talfcta during the last three years :—No. of warnings, 4,876 No. of orders, 386; No. of committals, 287. During this period eight children have been sent by the magistrates to the Truant School at Swansea, owing to their being incoirrgible and beyond the control of their parents. The Board regret the necessity of being compelled to put in force compulsory proceedings, but they find that any relaxation in this direction only tends to in- crease the irregular attendance of children at school. CENSUS. With the view to ascertain more fully the num- ber of children attending school as compared with the population of the district, the Board in May, 1888, directed a census to be taken of the children in the district between the ages of 4 and 14, and also the amount of school accom- modation. The following result was obtained: Boys. Girls. Total. Children attending Schools 3,488 3,529 7,017 Non-attending 652 682 1,334 Total 4,140 4,211 8,351 The 1,334 children returned as not attending school comprised children from 11 years of age, who obtained labour certificates, or attend private sohools, or were ill and infirm. During the last session of Parliament, a bill was intro- duced with the object of providing for technical education, and also for establishing Continuance Schools; but the measure was withdrawn with the object of being again introduced in the pre- sent session. The Board during their triennial period of office have endeavoured to conduct their proceedings with every consideration for economy and efficiency, and they hope that their successors will find that all the schools are in working order, and no extraordinary outlay will be required to maintain the present state and condition. The Board would impress upon the parents the necessity of their children attending school punctually and regularly, as upon this greatly depends the children's progress with their education, and enables them to obtain the requisite labour certificates at an early period, and moreover increases the income of the school by obtaining a higher Government grant, a large proportion of which depends upon the average attendance.
Qt,atrt$l1oubtuct. m ABERDARE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION To the Editor of the ABERDARE TIMES. SIa-A letter has just appeared under an assumed name in Tarian y Qwetthiwr, stating that I voted in favour of Mr R. H. Rhys being elected on the two committees appointed to make arrange- ments for the meetings of County Council on let April, and that I had consequently acted contrary to the understanding generally accept- ed that the same members should not be placed on both committees. This statement is entirely untrue. It is also being circulated through the town to damage my canditure in this eleotion. I feel aa-sured that those who know me best will not believe it. —Yours, &c., D. P. DAVIES. Ynyslwyd, March 14th, 1889.
THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF THE EDUCATION ACTS. To the Editor of the ABKRDARE TIMES. SIB,-No question deserves more attention at present than the proposed alteration of the law with the view of raising the age and standard for the total exemption of children from their obligation to attend sohool. In the past session of Parliament a bill was brought forward by Mr S. Smith and others for th& purpose of raising the age from thirteen to fourteen, and to adopt standard six as the standard for total exemption. This bill was subsequently withdrawn. Within the last few weeks the advocates of the proposed alterations have adopted a novel plan for securing support for a similar measure, by sending to various sohool boards, a circular and a prepared form of memorial, asking such boards to sign the memorial and forward the same to Lord Salisbury praying his Lordship to take the matter into his consideration, and bring in a bill to affeot the desired changes in the law. This memorial was read at the meeting of the Aberdare School Board on the 22nd day of February last, but the members unanimously agreed to reject it; and further expressed their intention of opposing the suggested changes in the Education Acts. It is hoped that other school boards will do the same. Whether any change is desirable in London and other large towns, it is evident that it is not the case in South Wales. The law as at present, where the model Bye-laws have been adopted, requires all children to attend school until they are thirteen years of age, or have passed the fifth standard. More than four hundred in the parish of Aberdare passed the fifth standard in January last. All these children are therefore eligible to receive labour certificates if their parents desire the same but, if the age and standard were raised, as proposed by Mr S. Smith and others, these four hundred children would with not exception be compelled to attend school for another year, and their parents deprived of their earnings for the next twelve months, however necessary these earnings may be for the maintenance of their families. Under the proposed alterations all discretionary power would be taken away from those who are en- trusted with the administration of the law. It is therefore most important that school boards should take this into consideration before sign- ing any memorial in favour of making the education laws more stingent than at present.— Yours, &c., D. P. DAVIES. Ynyslwyd, Aberdare, March, 12th.
district Jtttelligmre. » MOUNTAIN ASH. A MEETING of the O'Connell branch of the Irish National League was held in the Catholic Schoolroom on Sunday, Mr James Roach in the chair. It was proposed, seconded, and carried that the secretary's balance-sheet for the past year be accepted. The Corresponding Secretary announced that he had sent the sum of E4 to the hon. sec. of the London Parnell Dafence Fund, and had received an acknowledgment of same. He had also sent £1 to the executive for cards of membership, and had duly received them.—It was unanimously resolved, "That we deely deplore the unfortunate accident by which the late Denis Hennessey lost his life and Ireland a true and faithful son, and we sym- pathise heartily with his bereaved widow and ohildren in their distress." This being the day for electing officers for the ensuing twelve months, the following members were appointed, viz. li ev Father Sheehan, president; Mr John Cotter, vioe-president; Mr Daniel Daley (senior), financial secretary; Mr Daniel Daley (junior), assistant secretary; Mr Cornelius Lyons, treasurer; Mr J ames Deasy, correspond- ing secretary. Votes of thanks were given to the retiring officers for their past services. Twelve new members were enrolled MERTHYR. VIOLENT CONDUCT OF A HUSBAND.—At the police-court on Monday-before Mr North and Mr Smyth-David Miles was fined 10S and costs, or, in default, 14 days' imprisonment, for being drunk and disorderly. He was similarly dealt with for damaging his ton's door, and on a charge of assaulting his wife at his son's house, where she now lives, he was bound over in JE20 to keep the peace for six months. THE LATE BOILER AOOIDBNT.-We regret to announce the death of Mr Councilior John Jenkins, Brynteg-terrace, Merthyr. On Wed- nesday Mr Jenkins, whilst inspectiug a bone- steaming boiler at Mrs Hallisey's. Pontstore- house, was injured by an explosion. Dr Ward and his assistant, Mr Ellison, had been in almost constant attendance since the lamentable ocourrence, and up till Sunday there was a faint hope of Mr Jenkins's recovery. In the after- noon of that dav, however, he began to get worse, and at 4 p.m. on Monday he expired, the immediate cause of death being failure of the heart consequent upon inflammation of the lungs. The deceased gentleman was a native of Merthyr, and was 51 years of age. He leaves a widow and nine children, for whom the greatest sympathy is felt. Mr Jenkins was a hard-working man, liberal in disposition, and a most useful member of the Merthyr Local Board of Health, of which body he had been associated for 12 years. He was recently elected on the Glamorgan County Council after a keen oontest in the Town Ward. He was well-known as the proprietor of the Thomastown Brickworks, and as manager of the foundry in Pontstorehouse. He took an active part in the affairs of the Merthyr New Building Society. Iu politics he held Radical views, and HO will long bo remembered as a manly poli- tician, courageous of his own, opinions, yet respectful of the opinions of those from whom he might differ.
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