GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL. ^HE CONTEST IN THELLANWONNO LLANFABON, AND LLANTWIT FARDREWARD. MR EDWARD EDWARDS AT GRAIG- BERTHLWYD. On Monday evening a representative meeting • x>i electors was held at Libanus Chapel, Graig- berthlwyd, to hear addresses in favour of Mr Edward Edwards' candidature for the represent- ation of the above division in the county council. The proceedings were enthusiastic throughout,and the remarks of the several speakers were of a telling character. The chair was occupied by Mr T. Miles, Berthlwyd Farm, who said the duties which would devolve upon the county council would be both arduous and important, more so, perhaps, than the generality of electors anticipated. They felt indebted to Mr Edwards for coming forward to champion their interests. He knew Mr Edwards most intimately, and had always found him straightforward, obliging, and full of public -capacity. (Hear, hear.) He had already proved himself an excellent member of public boards, and as guardian had been instrumental in re- ducing the rates of the parish, and in other ways had protected their interests as parishioners. These qualifications Mr Edwards would doubtless also br.ng to bear upon the county council, and he hoped they would exercise every means to ensure his election. (Cheers.) Mr Edwards, the candidate, was the next speaker. He commenced by expressing pleasure at seeing ladies present. Many of the female -electors did not know even that they had votes, but he was glad to see some of them at least arousing themselves to their sense of public duty. (Hear, hear.) It had been urged against him that he was, as guardian, against the poor, and his opponent had gone so far as to say that he had said at t.ie board of guardians that eighteen pence a week was sufficient for a certain poor old man in the Rhondda Valley to live upon. He gave thij his absolute denial, and defied his enemies to prove the charges which they had brought against him. (Cheers.) He did not see why personalities should be indulged in in connection with the contest, but in Nelson there was an organisation known as the pop shop caucus." (Laughter.) These people went about circulating false reports about him, but they should see on the polling day what effect these reports would have. (Applause.) Mr Edwards then proceeded to enumerate his qualifications for a seat on the county coitacil. He had had large experience in connection" with the manage- ment of roads and bridges as member of the Gelli- gaer Highway Board, and it was through his instrumentality that, some years ago, in spite of opposition, he succeeded in having the road made between Abernant and Nelson, and they all knew how useful that road had proved. (Cheers.) When he was elected as guardian for Llanfabon, the rate of the parish was very much higher than it was at present. Well, how was the reduction brought about ? He found that they had a surveyor who did not do his duty properly, and --after repeatedly cautioning him, he (the speaker) was 'obliged to bring the matter before the authorities, and the surveyor was dismissed. Some might blame him for that, but he had been elected to look after the interests of the rate- payers, and had done so faithfully. (Hear, hear, and renewed applause.) After dwelling upon the duties of county councillor, Mr Edwards con- cluded by saying that if they found anything in him worthy of election he would be happy to serve them to the best of his power. (Loud cheer- ing.) Mr Edwards, Maesmabon, in a telling speech, proposed a resolution of confidence in Mr Edwards as the Liberal candidate, and pledging the meeting to use the bast means to secure his rjuur~t- Mr Edwards had been bred and born in the parish of Llanfabon, and as that portion of the district had a considerably larger number of electors than that of Llantwitfardre, it was only right he should be elected. (Cheers.) Mr Edwards was an ex- tensive employer of labour, and a large ratepayer, and consequently the public interests were con- sonant with his own. It must be said that Mr Edwards was not a fluent speaker, but if Mr Edwards had not the gift of the gab," he certainly had the gift of the brain." (Cheers.) It would be a discredit to the parishioners of Llanfabon if they did not return him as their representative, and that most triumphantly, for Mr Edwards had been promised two to one of the votes of Llantwitfardre as well. Mr Edwards had been described by a prominent guardian at Pontypridd as a most careful and painstaking man, and this was a valuable testimonial in his favour. (Cheers.) Mr Robert Davies seconded. Mr Daniels having replied to certain remarks made against him by Mr Jabez Evans, at a meet- ing held at Nelson, he said he supported Mr Edwards on the ground of his sound principles and good oharacter. Mr Edward Thomas, Navigation, supperted the views of Mr Daniels, that Mr Edwards was a man of sound stable principles, and remarked that they ought to send to the council one who had a higher object in view than that of vain glory. Mr Edwards had proved his "eminent qualities to their entire satisfaction, and he hoped they would accord him an extension of their con- fidence. (Cheers.) Mr D. Davies (Dewi Mabon), Cwmaman, although not a voter in the district, said he had lived in the parish for 30 years, his father was there for 60 years, and his mother's family had lived in the parish for centuries. He thought then he was entitled to say a word in favour of Mr Edwards. (Applause.) He traced the politi- cal progress of the Principality during the last 30 years how it had gradually moved onward through a host of difficulties from its former in- significant position as poor little Wales," up- ward to the dignity of gallant little Wales," pntil at last it had acquired new life and hope Tinder the striking appellat: >:i of young Wales" -the land of divines which had supplied London with some of its best preachers. (Applause.) As Mr T. E. Ellis, one of the greatest WeLli poli- ticians of the day, had advised them, let them not lose a single opportunity to have Liberals returned to the county councils, and if Mr Ellis had sent forth this advice would they as Liberals in Llanfabon do otherwise, and return a Conserva- tive.(Cries of"No,"and applause.) Let them,there- fore, with one consent, elect Mr Edwards, as he would be the right man in the right place." (Cheers.) In reply to questions from the Rev E. Jones, Berthlwyd, Mr Edwards expressed himself in favour of the Welsh language being taught in elementary schools and colleges and also the rearrangement of electorate districts. Rev. E. Jones said the great cry of the Tories was "no politics," and yet, with strange incon- sistency, Mr Jabez Evans had held all his meet- ings in that district under the auspices of Con- servatism. He (Mr Evans) had canvassed the Tories from the outset, but had not dared to ask the Liberals fur their support. They had brought out Mr Edwards on political grounds because the Tories did precisely the same thing. (Hear, hear.) A unanimous show of hands was then made in favour of Mr Edwards, and the meeting termin- ated with a vute of thanks to the chairman, and loud cheers for the candidate.
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THE CONTEST IN THE PORTH WARD. To the Editor of the Chronicle. Sir,—With your kind permission, I shall offer a few remarks on Mr Idris Williams' rather lengthy letter. Without quoting but as little as possible! shall endeavour to do him justice. He commences his second paragraph with an assertion which he is prepared to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt." That is good, indeed, so far Bat how does he prove that the moie public offices a councillor holds the better qualified he will be to be councillor"? It is by continually maintaining the same thing, but in different words. An old woman, who knows so much about logic as a goose, could do as much. Secondly, by claiming, in effect, that he has equal rights to become a councillor as others who hold public offices. This is simply a repetition of the two blacks making one white." Mr Williams is inconsistent with himself, because if his argument holds good now, it heldfgood when he first applied for the emolumental office of assistant overseer. His experience was ignored by no one more than by himself then. Although being a fine and brave. looking fellow, who promised well, he was glad to be taken to people's confidence. The only argument he can produce against this is the lawyers, that circumstances alter cases." His argument, if (f any value, holds good against changing Cabinets and Governments; kings and presidents, parliaments and councils, ministers, Ac. Yea, against stronger mental capacity, and profounder scholarship of less experienced men. When Mr Williams goes to return no more, who shall we have for a successor on the county council, or must we leave the office unfulfilled because our only experienced man is dead and buried ? Indeed, it is becoming serious I I shall not go between an ex-wineseller and a non-abstainer, but shall advisa them to shake hands, for both possibly support the "Trade." Mr Williams, in nis next paragraph, hint3 tnat ne understands the Local Government Act. What about the one thousand pounds qualification ? Was it a bogey, or a proof that Mr Williams did not understand the Act ? Plain answer to a plain qaes- tion, if you please. I shall pass by the School board affair, and a free gitt of a piece of land close to the River Rhondda, according to the estimate of our great local liberal of the value of £ 1,000, and hold up to public exposure other portions of his last paragraph. In answer to Mr Williams I beg to say that the £ 12 paid to Mr J. Jones Griffiths, were not for services rendered, but an acknowledgment for expenses incurred by him. The widows and orphans of Penygraig view the services rendered by Mr Griffiths different to Mr Williams. Of course he measures the man by his own yard. He recommends Mr Griffiths and his class to go and do something themselves." This advice comes with very bad grace from a man who grabs to himself all public offices, paid and other- wise. W Mr Williams intends to stick to his office like a limpet to the rock, until the king of horrors comes and bids him to forsake all, and go the way of the earth." I find, says Mr Williams, "that the more I do, the more I can do." The truth is that others have to do the chief part of the work, and when the duties get too onerous, an application is made for an advance of wages, in order to enable him to keep an additional clerk. An additional office, because it brings extra work, means a demand for more pay. I am afraid Mr Williams is over confident. 1 think I am within my rights in asking him for something like a tangible proof that his duties are executed to the entire satisfaction of the electors. A bare assumption is not. worth a button. The gauntlet having been thrown down, it becomes the duty of any one of the electors to take it up. I shall this time merely ask Mr Williams whether the duty of revising the voters' list of the parish of Ystrady- fodwg, for which he is amply remunerated, is at all times executed to the entire satisfaction of the electors ? If he admits that it is not, why in the name of common sense and jastice to the electorate, should the man feel so anxious for another office ? If otherwise, his answer shall undergo the crucial test. So long as he courts investigation he dares not complain. The demolishing of. his spurious reason- ings I find to be a very pleasant task; and, I believe, I have accompli shed it without any sweating. Wishing him and all the other candidates a. Happy New Year, I remain, •» Yours truly, METON. To the Editor of the "Ohrúnicle." Sir,-Will you kindly allow me space in your columns to call attention of the electors, in the ^Porth & Penygraig ward, to the sad condition of affairs in thedistrict with regard to the County Council elec- tion. There are four candidates in the field. One of them comes out as an independent, but his history proves him to be a Conservative, and I feel satisfied that no conscientious Liberal will vote for him. The other three are Liberals, one of whom, Mr John Jones Griffiths, bases his claims for the confidence and support of the electors on the fact that he is, and has always been, a true friend of the labouring classes. When reflecting on the above statement two or three questions suggested themselves in my mind. 1. I should like to know whether this is the same person as the John Jones Griffiths who acted as secretary to Mr F. L. Davis the time of the general election, and did his best against Mabon, the labour candidate ? The electors should keep this in mind, and remember that man is known by what he is, not by what he professes to be. 2 Mr Griffiths states in his address that he otters himself as candidate, having been invited to come out by the Rhondda Labour and Liberal Association. I had always been under the impression that Mr Griffiths did not believe in the association named, but if he finds himself a convert to the faith when convenient, I should like to know-How long has he been a member of the above association, and how much has he contributed towards its tunas ? Another qualification he boasts of is that he acted as Honorary Secretary to the Penygraig Explosion Relief Funds, all without fee or reward. Is it not a fact that Mr Griffiths did receive a certain sum (I will not say how much) for his ser- vices to the above committee? If so, on what ground does he say he did it without fee or reward. As far as I am able to see, Mr Griffiths' qualifica- tion are-(a) He is a friend of the labouring classes, but an opposer of labour candidates, (b.) He ha 3 been selected by a branch of the association in which he does not believe. (c). He tries to make out that he did, without fee or reward, what he was re- warded for doing. I hope my fellow electors will consider well these, and many more, glaring inconsistencies before going to the poll. Yours, &c., A VOTER.
MR. IDRIS WILLIAMS AND MR. JOHN MORGAN. To the, Editor of the Chronlch. SIR,—In your last week's issue, I find that Mr Idris Williams in his reply to Mr J. Morgan, has descended to gross personalities aud illbred abuse, for which he has a known reputation. But this is only a sure indication that the props of his cause are caving in." Now, Sir, I would not have intruded myself into this wordy warfare, but for the uncalled for and unfair attack which Mj- Williams makes upon another of his opponents, at tha close of his so-called reply. He taunts his opponent with the smallness of his income and flaunts his own money bags in the face of the public. Alas and alack: how many thousands in the valley suffer from this dire calamity of a small income ? What concern is it of Mr Williams' what the income of his opponent is ? The chief merit in the great boon conferred upon the masses by the County Govern- ment Act is that the people can secare full represen- tation in the Council by electing men in touch with themselves, whose burdens are identical in character and incidence, aDd who from personal experience know where the shoe pinches. Grasping laud grab- bers have ruled the roost too long, and people will have themsalveR to blame if they perpetuate the one-sided system of past times. t Mr Idria Williams boasts of his capacity for work -the more he does, the more he can do. Not content with holding the duties of assistant overseer, col- lector of rates, secretary of benefit society, registrar of marriages, member of a school board, receiver general of ground rents and royalties, senior deacon, local preacher, and a host of others too numerous to mention, he poses before the electorate in the character of Oliver Twisr, plaintively asking for more." What a veritable embodiment of Multum inparvo." The wonder grew how one small head could carry all he knew/' What a providential blessing that Mr Williams does not live to the age of Methuselah, or undoubtedly every lucrative office, every well paid post. would be all taken up in his wonderful capacity—" the more I do the more I can do. Is this incredible amount of work done" free, gratis, and for nothing?" II Na choellaf." The bulk of the comfortable salaries for the various offices goes one way, and the drudgery of the work after all, falls on clerks who are, undoubtedly, handsomely paid (?) And how is the work done for which Mr Idris Williams is rasponsible ? Take the list of voters, for instance. A clerk or collector is sent the rounis to prepare the lists for the various localities, and on one memorable occasion, of which Mr Williams mast still have a lively recollection, several hundred names were omitted from the list, which omission meant the practical disfranchisement of these people. Mr Gladstone and the Liberal party bad laboured hard to secure the Household Enfranchisement of the common people, and negligence on the part of a paid official who now wants more work would have caused the nullification of the boon only for the dis- interested efforts of persons who were not paid for rectifying the omission. It is sincerely to be hoped that Mr Williams will stick to what he has, aud not trouble tne electors of the Porth division with his loud talk ttbout more work?" We trust tbp working men of the district will vote for Mr J. Jones Griffiths, who was invited unanimously at a representative meeting ot colliers from the different collieries in the district. I am, Sir, Yours very obediently. AN ELECTOR. Penygraig.
THE CLAIMS OF LOCAL CANDIDATES. "IS THE WELSH PHEASANT AN OWL "? To the Editor of the Chronicle." Sir,-The "Welsh Pheasant seems to have become an owl, and he has made so much noise lately that he cannot hear what tune Mr Ley- shon's clock has struck up he seems to have an echo in his ears of our departed friend (the 24 hour-clock.) This Pheasant in borrowed feathers seems to think that fine feathers make fine birds. He has painted Mr Roberts in the colors of a pea- cock useful birds these, grand to look at, make a fine show, and no more. This Pheasant had for an excuse last week that Mr Lenox was not qualified because he was not a Welshman this week the Pheasant denounces Mr Leyshon because he has English- men to support him. If if I wree a judge, and had this Pheasant" before me as a sample of Mr Robert's supporters, I could not call him a gentleman or a Liberal. You may ask me why. We read Mr Leyshon has to go to York and further for his chairman. Had the gentlemen alluded to no right to preside over such meetings ? I say yes. Who has made our town colliery a success ? Who has built these new streets that we see springing up about the Graig ? Who has leased scores of houses for his workmen ? This is the gentleman that is not worthy to preside over a public meeting for a county council candi- date. This Yorkshire gentleman has a vote, which is more, I believe, than the Pheasant has, and what have we received from him, (I am ashamed to state that this is a question which is very for- ward with the Liberal party.) This Yorkshire gentleman took charge of a mine which had ruined a good many local gentle- men, men that ought to know the geological position of our neighbourhood and if there were any minerals worth working these local gentle- men oueht to be able to succeed mind, some of these Welshmen, but alas, they failed one after the other. But this Yorkshire gentleman has been amongst us, managing this all but abandoned mine, for nearly five years, and is now employing tover six hundred men, which means something to the working men, tradesmen, and house owners of Pontypridd and this Pheasant has the audacity to say that this gentleman has no right to be a chairman, because he is not a Welshman. This Pheasant is not a Liberal chap, I must say. In regard to Pheasant's dealings with Mr Leyshon, he is as big an owl as ever (gwdiw, we say in Welsh, you know) his writing about rateable value by proxy perhaps Mr Roberts will have to vote by proxy, especially on the question of Royalties and this night bird does not know whether Mr Leyshon is joining these clubs for the benefit of himself and family, or for the workmen perhaps Pheasant is not aware that Mr Leyshon is only an honorary member of many of these clubs, which means giving and not receiving, and in clubs which are not held in Mr Leyshon's houses. The Mac alluded to, I presume, ought to be able to preside over a public meeting when so many of our most intelligent ratepayers trust their young hopefuls to his able training and paternal care. I advise the Pheasant to take wing, and leave this contest to be fought fairly by every voter, whether English, Irish, Scotch, and Welsh. Yours truly, A HAWK.
PONTYPLilDD AND THti COUNTY COUNCIL. „ REPLY TO "TRADESMAN'S" pETTER. To the Edito* of the "Chronicle." SIR,-Having read "Tradesman's" letter in your issue of the 21st ult., I should be glad if you would favour me with a short space in your valuable xl paper to reply thereto. Liberals are as anxious as Conservatives that the pros and cons in the present contest should be properly laid before the electors, and are equally sanguine that when the electors thoroughly understand the nature of the contest tlfere will be no fear as to the result. In the first place, I very much doubt whether your correspondent is a tradesman, and it is quite evident he is not a Welsh tradesman, otherwise he would be more conversant with the sentiment and aspirations of the Welsh;people. Thequaliiications of the two candidates being equal, is it not prefer- I able, and more natural, that the electors should return a. gentleman able to converse and address his constituents in the vernacular, and who there- I by is better able to appreciate the wants and sym- pathies of the electors than a Saxon. Your correspondent attempts to be very eloquent upon the fact of Mr Lenox being one of the owners of the Chainworks, and seems to think that the prosperity of Pontypridd depends entirely upon that. Let any unbiassed person recall the follow- ing facts -.—Very many years ago it is true Messrs Brown, Lenox, and Co. engaged a far larger num- p e ber of men than they do at present, but in conse- quence of the Conservative and non-progressive policy which the owners adopt in business, as well as in politics, the works, with its various advan- tages and good position, are getting year by year of less importance, and orders which naturally should come to Pontypridd (and which necessarily would give employment to a much larger number) are taken elsewhere, and men who have for years been engaged at the Chainworks are compelled to seek "fresh fields and pastures new in order to obtain a decent livelihood. It is well known that some of the men who have left for Chester and Staffordshire are far better Off than those who remained. Other employers appreciate the world- wide known skill of the Welsh Chain and Anchor men, and pay them far higher wages than are paid at the Newbridge Works. If the chainworks had been the only industry in Pontypridd, what would have been the present condition of the town ? Why, it would have been the poorest town in the county. ¡ Thanks to the energy and progressive policy of the other employers of labour, such as the pro- I prietors of the Great Western Colliery, the Albion j Colliery, &c., the town is one of the most progres- sile in the county, and the tradesmen of Ponty- pridd owe a deeper debt of gratitude to such com- panies than they do to the chainworks authori- ties. It is evident from the tone of the letter tliait your c respondent is a rank Tory, for he harps upon the old Conservative cry that working men owe th jir bread and cheese to their employers, and in o:der to get it should sell not only their labour, but their principle as well, but the working men of to- day are not as easily gulled by such worn-out ideas. They are able to appreciate the great re- fjrms passed in their favour by the several Liberal administrations, whereby the county has become prosperous, and thus greater demand for labour created. If working men believe that Liberal principles should govern the administration of im- perial matters, why not equally so county affairs ? Now, as to the liberality of the two candidates. Mr Morgan is not in the habit of announcing from the housetops the charitable gifts he makes during each year, and I regret the introduction of this matter, but when challenged by your correspon- dent that Mr Morgan is "not half so universally liberal" as Mr Lenox, it is only fair your readers should know that to my knowledge the gifts of Mr Morgan to chapels and charities, and other institutions, without distinction, are very much larger than Mr Lenox's gifts. It is quite true that Mr Lenox has at all times most generously placed his plants and flowers at the disposal of those wishful to decorate their chapels temporarily, but are we to understand that by the receipt of such favours our principles to be sacrificed upon that altar ? I cannot, and will not, believe that Mr Lenox sanctions such pretensions, and when can t I' be said that Mr Morgan has ever refused any fa- vour in his power towards any good object in the town. I will not follow the further puerile remarks in I your correspondent's letter, but I can satisfactorily answer his three questions:— 1. Who has done the most for Pontypridd?- I Liberals and progressive men. 2. Who will do more for Pontypridd ?-Liberals, and not hereditary Conservatives. Who can (and will) do most for Pontypridd ?— The Liberal candidate, the champion of Welsh Liberalism, and future county councillor for Pontypridd, Walter Morgan. The charge against Nonconformist ministers by Mr Lenox.—Since writing the above, it is with as- tonishment I have read the remarks made by Mr Lenox in reference to the highly esteemed minis- ters of the town. Mr Lenox has had ample oppor- tunity of gauging the characters of these gentlemen for many years, and I have simply to remind him of his many public expressions prior to the present contest of his own admiration and esteem for such a body of noble-minded men as the ministers of Pontypridd, and very much regret that a gentle- man of Mr Lenox's position should not ascertain the views of the ministers upon such a question before making such grave charges against them, and sneering at the Nonconformist religion. I don't believe the charge brought against Mr Morgan has the slightest foundation, but he is quite capable of holding his own against any of his po- litical opponents who are displaying evident signs of fighting a losing battle. Mr Lenox rightly states that this contest should be fought on grounds of honesty, uprightness and straightforwardness. It would be well if this ser- mon was preached to some of his supporters who make use of their positions to influenceltheir work- men and tenants to vote contrary to their prin- ciples and convictions. I quite agree with Mr Lenox as to the advisa- bility of dispensing with canvassing, and if the practice had not been adopted by him and his sup- porters in the present contest, I am perfectly certain his chances would be much smaller than they are even at present. I do not think I need ask consistent Liberals not to be led away by the high-flown but meaningless language of Mr Lenox, nor the milk and water arguments of the alleged Tradesman,but that they will return our Liberal champion with such a tri- umphant majority as the present respected Parlia- mentary representative secured over his Tory opponent. I am, dear sir, Yours, &c., A CONSISTENT LIBERAL.
THE DEPARTURE OF THE REV. JOHN PUGH. Tu the Editor of the" Ohronicle SIR,-In a recent issue of your valuable paper I noticed a letter from Mr Edward Rowland, offering a donation towards a testimonial to the Rev. John Pagh on the occasion of his departure from the town, and also a suggestion ef yours that a public meeting should be convened to consider the matter. Perhaps you will permit me to state that about a week prior to the appearance of the said letter and paragraph, the officers of St. David's Church had this matter under consideration, and decided to bring the matter before the Church on the first Sunday evening when Mr Pugh would be absent. This was done on Sunday, the 23rd ult., when a committee was appointed to take the initiative in tiie matter. Owing to the fact that there were so many other things attracting the atten- tion of the public just then it was thought better to postpone any action until after the holidays. It has nav been decided to hold a meeting of all the friends who are desirous of co-operating in this movement at St. David's Hall on Tuesday evening next, the 8th of January, at 8.30 p.m. It is not necessary for me to expatiate upon the good qualitias of Mr Pugh, who has always been foremost to help on every good cause in the town and district. m On behalf of the church meeting at St. David's, I cordially invite the co-operation in this movement of all who appreciate Mr Pugh's labours, and I hope they will muster in strong force on Tuesday evening nCSt Yours, Ac., H. S. DAVIES. Poatypridi, 2nd January, 1S89. te
MR. H. HOPKINS AND MR. LENOX'S ALLOTMENT GARDENS. To the Editor of the "Chronicle." SIR,-Please allow me a small space in your paper as one who knows something ttbout the above gardens, and wishes to bear witness to the truth, to give a little explanation. Many years ago, the late father of Mr Lenox divided the deld, which I believe is from two-and-a-half to three acres, into gardens, for the convenience of the men, and let them at prices varying from 2s. to 5st, according to size, but if Mr Lenox was paid for the whole of the pieces the field would not reach anything like the enormous price which Mr H. Hopkins stated at a public meeting that Mr Lenox received, namely, £ 12 per acre. Then there art. deductions out of what I he does receive, as there is a lot of rubbish of all sort to be cast away from a garden, and every occupier deposits that on the two cart roads which run across the field, and as I have had to put men and carts to 0 "an that away three or four times a yoar, I venture to say it costs from 30. to 40s. a year, and again Mr Lenox doss not receive anything for several pieces. 4 ocoupied one 5s. piece for many years before I let t ne works, gratis, and being in very delicate health in 1881 I wss pentioued off, and by the kind permission of Mr Lenox, I still occupy the garden, gratis. So, Mr Editor, I leave your readers to judge whether these gardens are to Mr Lenox's discredit or to his credit. I am, yours, &c., DAVID THOMAS Bridge-street, Pontypridd, December 31st, 1888.
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wttsisri'Aitoii ro MH. R. gmngkll HUGmjMYPRm An interesting gathering took place on Satur- I day ni-fht at tha tloliy Bash Assembly Room, to I witueas the presentation of a beautifully illami- n,ted add e ip, a massive gold chain, aud a purse of money to Mr. ii. Gwyngyll Hughes, Pontypridd, 88 a plight recognition of tie services he has rendered to the m ist thoroughly Cambrian of all philanthropic boiii-B, the Order of the Ivoiites, of which he is the f.r', s dent. Tne chair was ocon- I p ed by Mr T. WiUnm^. manager of the Great W -stern Colliery; aad the vice eClair by Mr. E. Plummer, Glynoorrwg and among those present weie Mr.|Walter H. Morgan Mr. D. Leyshon, Mr. D Cule, Dewi Wyn o Esyllt. lea-m Wyo. Thai- anaus, Mr J. Tovvy Thomas, Mr M. Morgan (Ty < RLo-dda), Mr T. Rees (secretary), Mr W. White Phillips, and others. I Tha Chairman, in 0: e in; tie proceediag", claimed to himself the orfmilt of haviog induced Mr K. G. Hughes to become un Ivorite. aad, he added, his success in overcoming the obj etions of tre reoipieot of the present, testimonial had been I the means of doin; inoa cnlable good ro the Order. (ApI lan e,) He had t nWII Mr Haghes inti- mately for many years, aud could conscientiously say he WHS a generous tntu, an enthusiastic Cymro, acd, more than all, friend without his equal. (Applause.) Trie Vice-chairman heartily concurred with the ciaira.an, and added tiatwtien he (the speaker) Wis manager of the Great Colliery, he was proud of the friendship of his f llow-woikman, Yr tien Wf oSir FOB," afiieudship woioh hfo. ill va ued. (Applause ) He was exceedingly glau to be present. Mr f Jsnkinq s ng, 11 Pe cavv a i hon," after I which the chiirman invited the bards to deliver addresses in the language of the muse. ) Mr M Morgan, Ty Rhondda, read the following oomposition eeut himjfor the occasion by Car- uetit
CYNGHOU SIUOL MONDDA: RHANliARTH TREHERBEUT A THRE03 JI" HYNAWS OLYGFDD, Dian mai nid anyddorel ganluaws o ddarllenwyr eich np vydtiiadar fydd.i yohydig o hanes symudiidan pethau ya y lie hwn. Y peth sydd yina yn tyun fwyaf o f»y!>v ao ymddiddan yn ei gylch ydyw y CyuEjhor Sir )t yn ng lyda dewisiad personaa i gyprychioli ein badd- ianau ar y Cyngbor uchod. Y mae yn dda g nyf eich hysbysu fod dau ryddtryawr penigamp ac y maes yn mhersorau Mr. William Morgan, Ty- newydd, a'r Parch. J Edwarda, Treorci. Dyn o gymeriadau |[rhyddfrydig aiamheuol, gwertb el oanmol a/o haràdel. Mae Mr. Morgan, Tynewydd, yn gymydog caredig, yn ddyn unplyg, gonest, cywir, yn ei toll ymwneyd. Cynryctiiola Mr. Morgan ni h.fyd ya y awydd o gaardian am yn agos i chwarter c->nrif; befyd. y mae yu un o'r aelodau parohns sydd ya gwasanaethu yo y Bwrdd Yssol, ao yr oedd yu un o sylfaecwyr y British School, Trehervert. Ba yn drysorydd yr ysgol hon am flynyddau, & thrwy ei y ndrechion a'i hfteifrydedd y cadwyd yr ysgol ar lawer o adegau rhag syrtbio i'r llawr. Y mae yn hyfrvii-vh genyf hysbysu eich dir- llenwyr fod Mr.'Morgan wedi cael ei gynyg yn y modd mwyaf ucfrydol gan br«>swylwyr Blaen- rhondda, Fernbill, Blaen j win. Tynewydd, a Tnre- herbert, a chredwa fod Penyrenglyn a rhan nehaf Treorci yn wir foddlon iddo fod i mewn, am ei bod yn bwysig neillduol i bawb o hoaom ofalu ethol dynion iawn yn awr ar y cychwyn. Wrfch wneyd hyn arbedwn lawer o draul, a diangwn rho.or nolledion mawrion diansenrhaid. Cofiwn fod hawl gan bob un yn Nhreberbort a rhan uchaf Treorci i votio droa ddau, ond nis gall roddi ond un vote i bob aa o'r ddau berson, ao fel rhyddfrydwyr egwyddorol, gwaawn ein hachos yn dda. Trwy gyfrwng Mr Morgan a Mr. Edwards, yn nghyda rhyddfrydwyr enwog a goleuedig ereill, cynilir dau ganL a haner o bunau ø ariin y Trethdalwyr trwy uno dwy awydd yn un, set ysgrifenydd a gWireheidwAd ein hyugoiijn dyddiol. Cofiwn na wna Tori Cae.dydd ond gofalu a.a lea Toriaid. Ryddfrydwyr a oes eisiem i ni fyned i Gaerdydd i ymofyn Tori i'n cynrychioli tra y mae Rhyddfrydwyr yn agos atom, yn foddho rhoddi eu hamser, eu taleut, a'u barian, i of»lu am lesiant y trethdalwyr. Pa beth yn rhagor sydd arnom ei eisieu ? Credwn ein tod yn barod i ateb un ac oil. q0HD0N.
COUNTY COUNCIL CONTEST. PONTYPRIDD DIVISION. A FEW RIDDLES FOR THE ELECTORS As the contest is getting exciteable, a little diver- sion by way of riddles may be acceptable, thus 1. Why is a tory lile a dead fish ? 2. Why is a Tory's promise like a pie crust ? 3. Why is it like the witches in Macbeth ? 4. What is a Tory's promise ? 5. Why is a Tory's canvassing speech like an incorrigible debtor ? it Answers to the above to be sent to the "Chrounle Office, and will be published next week. CYMRY FYDD.
SCALDED TO DEATH IN A BOILER. On Satarday morning Edward Dunatan, engine- man, was fattllyec-tlded in a boiler a, the top of Tyior's Colliery, RhouddaVach Valley. Thedeceased and John Adams, stoker, were on daty about one a.m. when Dunstan entered a large boiler. Adams turned a valve for the purpose, as he though:, of supplying the deceased with some cold water, bat the valve on the adjoining boiler then in use I)epg open, hot water and steam rushed in, fearfally soalding Dunstan, whose cries attracted the atten- tion of Adams and others, who went to the rescue. He was carried to the lamp-room, and Dr Carter was sent for, but he was so badly injured that ha died in half an hour.
MEASLES AT MOUNTAIN ASH. It is reported that an outbreak of measles has taken place at Mountain Ash, but so far the disease has ajsamed but a mild form. The medical officer of heath for the district has, however, recommended that all tne day schools be closed for the present.
I MR IDRIS WILLIAMS' CANDIDATURE. A crowded aud enthusiastic public meeting in favour of the candidature of Mr Idris Williams for the County Council was held in the Tabernacle Chapel, Porth, on Wednesday evening under the presidency of Mr W. Tholl. 80S, Porth Shop.—The candidate and Mr T. P. Jenkins delivered able addresses, and the now celebrated Cymmer Choir sang two anthems. Owing to the pressure on our space, we are obliged to hold over a detailed report until next week.
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