IR JABEZ EVANS AND THE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING AT LLANTWIT FARDRE. SHARP PASSAGES OF ARMS. A public meeting in support of the candidature of Mr Jabez Evans, of the Cottage, Llantwit, the independent candidate for the rural division of Llanfabon and Llantwit Fardre, was held on Thursday night at the Board Schoolroom, Llan- twit Fardre. The building was crowded. On the motion of the Rev J. Jenkins (the vicar), seconded by someone in the audience, Sir Morgan Morgan, of Hendre Scythan, was voted to the chair. Before the re^llon was put, Mr W. Thomas, platelayer, asked if Sir M. Morgan was the man they had heard so much of in connection with the Cardiff Bank ? If so he did not know what to say of their chairman. (Hisses.) The Vicar That sentiment was quite uncalled for, Mr Thomas. (Hear, hear.) Sir Morgan Morgan, on taking the chair, was enthusiastically cheered. He expressed great pleasure at being present, and at seeing such a large assembly of the electors of Llantwit Fardre. f (Applause.) With regard to the remark just .made by some man in the crowd, he (Sir Morgan) had nothing at all to be ashamed of in connection with anything he had done with the bank. (Hear, hear.) There was nothing dishonourable or wrong about it, and he challenged that man to say that his (Sir Morgan's) character was not as good as -his. (Applause.) Mr Jabez Evans Aye, and better to. Sir Morgan, continuing, said he became one of the bank directors in 1885, and had been trustee only for -three years, but the bank had been in existence since 1819, and doubtless some of the frauds were committed when he was a very small Jboy indeed. Would that man there say that he (the speaker) was responsible for those frauds ? (Cheers.) Sir Morgan then went on to speak of the Local Government Act, and, in conclusion, said that reference had been made by the vicar to the fact that that was his first appearance at a public meeting at Llantwit, and to the prospects of the coal trade of that neighbourhood. Well, all he could say was that he would De very nappy to come amongst them if they would only ask him to come, and to do anything that lay in his power to help them. (Great cheering.) Now, with regard to the business of the evening, he was glad to find that they had such an able and intelligent candidate as Mr Jab.ez Evans; They wanted honourable and honest men as members of the county council-men with the grasp of public business and finance, and the other im- portant matters which it would be the province of the council to deal with. Personally, he fully concurred with the views of Lord Aberdare as to the necesity of electing the best men, irrespective of party, and he was glad to find men of position In that division, and who were acquainted with 3Ir Evans, declare that he was a gool all-rouud man. (Applause.) Mr Jabez Evans then rose to address the meet- ing, and at the outset expressed regret at the unfortunate incident which occurred at the; open- ing. He was reminded of it by the familiar story in an old book, of which the majority of them had heard, concerning a serious charge made against -a certain woman, and the declaration made Let him who is without sin amongst you first .cast a stone at her." (Applause and a voice- "What has that to do with the county council ?) He would come to the county council presently. He would say no more about the incident just mentioned, except to hope that the man would take the hint. (Applause.) Now, he (the speaker) was here to offer his services to represent them on the county council, and, if elected, it would be his duty to carry out the Local Government Act, which he would do thoroughly and in order that they might judge to some extent whether he was fit to represent them or not he would endea- vour to explain the duties of the council. The county of Glamorgan was a most important one, and he could not help calling it the Metropolitan county of Wales. Quoting statistics to show the magnitude of the affairs of the county, he remarked that the man to represent them on the county council must not be of the small fry sort, but a man with some grasp of public business. (Applause.) Proceeding to deal with the financial aspect, be remarked that during last year no less than £ 32287 was sent up to London,and in addition to that about £ 4,000 of probate duty. Then there was returned to them E14,000 to £15,000 as grants in aid towards schools, and for' other objects, less than they had sent up. There was an old adage about Robbing Peter to pay Paul." He had found out who Peter was, but had not discovered who Paul was. (Laughter.) The ratepayers were Peter—(laughter)—and one thing was certain, Peter intended taking care of his own money box in future, whatever became of Paul. (Great laughter and cheers.) At all events, they would have the £ 10,000 which were saved. (Applause.) After referring to the immense expenditure connected with the County Lunatic Asylum, the Reformatories and Industrial Schools questions, he went on to say that he fully con- curred with the demand for economy, provided it was continued with efficiency. Some people constantly cried economy," and preferred los- ing a ship to spending a penny for tar, and he declared that there had been false economy in the tlealina with the county ro$c]sf which were in many parts in a disgraceful condition. 'inej had heard the old story about having a right to .call the tune if one paid the piper. Well, that had not been so in the past in the manage- ment of county affairs, but, under this new Act, if they returned him to the council, he would be there as a sort of piper under them, and they would certainly have some voice in choosing the tune and if he did not do his duty properly they would have a right, at the end of three years, to re-call him. (Applause.) Dealing with the power of the council to look after the purity of food, he declared that if retunred, and he heard of any rascals at the other end of the county putting sand in sugar—(laughter)—or by any such means robbing the poor, he would not rest until such people were brought before their betters, and dealt with as they had dealt with others, without asking that justice should be ■tempered with mercy. (Applause.) He believed in the truth of the Welsh saying '• Esmwyth yw cwsg cawl erfin." Having touched upon the main -features of the bill, Mr Evans said he had been in the district about ntty-seven years, and he contended that, having graduated from a door boy to a good position as a butter merchant and a good deal of public man, he was Al at Lloyd's on the question of being in touch with the people. (Laughter and applause.) In conclusion, lie said he was prepared to answer any questions con- tained within the four points of the Local Govern- ment Act. Don't ask me about Church and State." he said, or the Sunday Closing Act, or anything not in this book. If you do ask an irrelevant question ol tnai J. snaii asK you to say in what clause of the Act you find it, and then it would be my pleasure to answer it." They had heard his opponent (Mr E. Edwards), and if they thought Mr Edwards was a wiser and a filter mam to represent them than he was,let them elect him. He would go further. If ^hej had any doubt about it, let them give Mr Edwards the benefit of the doubt. (Laughter and applause.) He (the speaker) was sorry he had to appeal to them for their votes. There was a better man twenty times than either of them in that division in Mr William Jones, of Navigation, and he (the speaker) would withdraw at the eleventh hour- even if he knew that three-fourths of the voters were in his favour—in favour of that gentleman. But either through his own stupidity, or through his friends pushing him forward, Mr Edwards refused to wite draw. Therefore, lie (the speaker) came out in opposition to Mr Edwards. (Ap-! I plause.) An old Welsh bard had written 4 Goleu anwyl yw goleu haulf, Ond gwell na thywyll Yw goleu canwyll. (Great laughter.) It was in the spirit of those words that he came out as a candidate, because some sort of a candidate was better than nothing Wall. (Great laughter and applause.) The Chairman expressed pleasure at having heard such an interesting address from the can- didate, and now invited questions. In reply to a question put by Mr John Cal- vert, Mr Evans stated that he was in favour of the reduction of taxation as far as possible consis- tently with efficiency, and he weuld attend to the duties to the best of his ability. Mr E.Millward asked whether Mr Evans would be in favour of transferring the sole control of the police to the county council. Mr Jabez Evans Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof, (Laughter.) Mr L. Williams: Would you vote for a committee wholly of councillors ? Mr Evans I don't know as it stands now I will not. The Chairman said that neither Mr Evans nor the county council would have power to decide such a matter. That was amatter for Parliament. (Applause.) Mr Millward still pressed his question. The Chairman said when their representative in Parliment came round it would be pertinent to put it to him, but Mr Evans had nothing to do with it. Mr Williams said Mr Evans had protested against want of fair play, and he hoped that would be thought when it came to voting. Were all the strangers present to vote ? The Chairman Would you like us to shut the door on anyone ? Is that your notion of fair play ? Mr Williams Supposing I want to get the feeling of the meeting, is it right that those who have no vote in this district should vote, or are they to leave the matter between us in Llantwit- fardre and Mr Evans ? The Chairman But surely, although you may reside here, and have a greater interest than others, wherever a public meeting is called, people often come from a distance, and it shows they take an interest in it. You should be the last to say the door should be shut in the face of anybody. Mr Williams You are misconstruing my meaning. If I want to get the feeling of the meeting, it is not right that any voters outside this district should vote at all. The Chairman Would you suggest that I order everybody out of the room, except you who live in the neighbourhood ? Mr Jabez Evans There are fourteen of my committee, which is over 40 strong in Nelson, which is in this division, and they have been manly enough to come here to-night. A Voice And everyone electors. (Ap- plause.) Rev Mr Rees, Baptist Minister, Ynysybwl, said the greatest supporter of religion they had at Ynysybwl as Welsh and English Baptists was Mr Jabez Evans. The other day Mr Evans gave his breaks to take the Sunday School children down to the school ticat, and bring them back. The Welsh Baptists had had a room free to worship in, and now the English Baptists had the same thing, and could testify to the generosity of Mr Evans. An old man in Jamaica told him (the speaker) that he intended dividing his house between two sons, giving the inside to one, and the outside to the other. He could only advise the electors of this division to follow the old man's example, and give the inside to the best man. (Laughter and applause.) Rev J. Jenkins (vicar) proposed a vote of confi- dence in Mr Evans, and this was seconded by Mr Matthew Coleman (Llantwit), and supported by Mr Peters, of Nelson, who declared that three- quarters of the largest ratepayers of Nelson—the metropolis of the division—were on Mr Elans' committee, and that out of twenty cott^g&s at Nelson seventeen were pledged to support him. (Great cheering.) The resolution was then put, when a numbar of hands were held up against it. Mr John Calvert 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-carried unanimously. (Great laughter.) The Chairman declared the resolution carried by an overwhelming majority. Mr T. Edwards (Pontypridd) in an eloquent speech proposed a vote of thanks to Sir Morgan Morgan for presiding. Mr D. Leyshon seconded, the Vicar supported, and the vote was carried with acclamation, three cheers being given for Sir Morgan Morgan, fol- lowed by musical honours-" For he's a jolly good fellow."
Rhondda Police Court. Monday.—Before the Stipendiary. ASSAULT AT PENTRE.—John and Edward Evans, were charged with assaulting Henry Bartlet on Christmas Day. Henry Bartlet said he was at the pine end of his house, when defendants struck him, and he heard a voice say "Go into him, John and Ted." He did not know who said that. He was knocked down. They beat him on the ground. John challenged him to fight on Monday night. He laughed at him, and said he would not fight.—John was fined 20s, and Edward discharged. FotTL DRAIN AT WILLIAMSTOWN. — Gwenllian West was charged with having; a foul drain in her premises. Evans, sanitary officer under the Local Board, said defendant was owner of the house. He served a notice upon her, to abate the nuisance. This had not been done.-Ordered to abate the nuisance in a week, or fined 403 and pay 10s 2d costs. William Davies was charged f?ith a. similar offenoe. It appeared that the nuisance in this case was caused I by the stoppage in West's property.—Discharged. JHLECTIXG A BlIILWNG WITHOUT SUBMITTING PLAKS AT ToNYPANDY.-J3dwd.rcl Edwards was charged with erecting a building at the back of his house without submitting plans. To pay 7s ed costs, and adjourn the case for a fortnight. ALLEGED ASSAULT AT TONVPANDY.—Stephen Jones I was charged with assaulting John David Jones. Mr Mr W. R. Davies appetirad for defence. John David Jones said he was watching boys playing. Defend- ant called him bad names, and he returned the com- pliment. Defendant struck him so that he fell against a wall, and cut his face by the right eye William Jone3 corroborated.—John Jones, father of the com- plainant,said he heard his boy crying at the back,and he came into the house with his head bleeding.—To pay the costs, €1 Is 21. Cross summons. The parties changed places, and Stephen Jones charged John David Jones with biting bis hand. It wa? when he had his hand on hi3 mouth that he struck John David.—Discharged. SLIDING ON THE PAVEMENT AT TONYPANDY.—David Lewis was charged with sliding on the pavement in Bute Street. P.O. Cross proved the charge. -To pay 2s Gd. A DEAR 55LBS OF COAf.-Sidney Lewis, banksman at Ynysfeio Colliery, was fined 20s for taking a lump of coal from near the boilers. Case proved by Ser- geant Thorney. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS AT BLAENRHONDDA.—William Powell was charged with being drunk on December ISth, and fined 103.-David Thomas was fined 15s for being drunk on December IHth.—Tboma.s Eva,ua Was fined 53 for being drunk on December the 18th.
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COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION, THE CANDIDATURE OF MR. IDRIS WILLIAMS. LIVELY PUBLIC MEETING AT PORTH. r As was briefly intimated in our last issue, Mr. Idris Williams addressed a crowded public meeting at the Tabernacle, Porth, on Wed- nesday se'nnight. Mr. W. Thomas, Porth shop, presided, and after an appropriate introductory speech, called upon the candidate to address the meeting. Mr. Idris Willia-ns, who was received with cheers, said there were four candidates in the field, but he did not intend saying anything about them, except that he and Mr. J. Jones Griffiths had baen selected by different Liberal Associations, while neither of the other candidates-Mr. J. Morgan or Mr. T. Jones-had been selected by any body of men as far as he (the speaker) could ascertain. He went on to explain the circumstances under which he came out as a candidate. No one, he ventured to say, had done more than he (the speaker) had done in the way of endeavouring to enlighten the public in reference to the Local Gov- ernment Act, for, at the request of the Rhondda Labour and Liberal Association, he had addressed public meetings almost in every village all the way down from Treherbert to Hafod, and then up to Ferndale. (Cheers.) With reference to his can- didature, he contended that he was the selected of the Liberal Association, and Mr Jones Griffiths of another section of the Association, while as to Mr John Morgan, it was after he (Mr Williams) had been chosen that the gentleman issued his address to the electors. He had informed the Association that he would atonce withdraw, if they desired, in favour of a bona tite labour candidate, whose ex- penses they would be willing to pay for every day of work he lost in serving them (applause), for it was unfair to expect a working man to serve them for nothing (cheers), and he had even gone so far as to offer to contribute five guineas towards de- fraying those expenses. (Cheers.) It had been said that he was f ond of paid offices; well, so he was—(laughter)—and if he were to give up his post everyone who thought himself capable of discharging that duty would be only too glad to accept it. He saw that Mr T. Jones was present. (Applause.) Now, he was told by Mr T. Jones about a fortnight ago that there were only two candidates in the field, because he (the speaker) had been disqualified. "Well," he replied, "if I prove I am not disqualified, you will retire, of course." But Mr Jones had not yet retired. (Laughter and applause.) Yet he gave credit to Mr Jones for being a conscientious man, for that gentleman had voted for an increase in his (the speaker's) salary, because no doubt he considered the increase was deserved. The salary he drew had nothing whatever to do with the County Council. There was no dishonour in living on the payment made by people. Ministers of religion lived on the charity and good will of their churches, and he lived to a. great extend on the kindness and good will of the ratepayers—(laughter and ap- plause—and he readily admitted that when he appealed to them for payment for his work they responded beautifully. (Laughter and applause.) Then, as to the charge of his being a landlord, he did not deny it, and did not know who would wish not to be in the same position, but the original sin did not rest with him in that respect, and perhaps it were a good thing for him that his being a land- lord did not depend upon some who were present. (Laughter.) As he had said, the sin of his being a landlord did not originate with him, and it was doubtful whether, if he had been left to himself, he would have been a landowner at all. He did not think so. He did not contract this sin—the land had reached him by a legacy from his ances- tors, and lie thanked fate that things had been arranged so. (Laughter.) He questioned whe- ther anyone present would blame him because he was a landlord, and he was sure no one present would be self-denying enough to say that he would not take the land if it was offered to him. (Laugh- ter.) As to the public hall site, it was true. that when asked to give a piece of paper to hand over theiland to the company, he felt his dignity touched, for he considered his word as good as his bond, but on talking the matter over with the directors he afterwards saw there was some reason in what they were asking for, and he consented to give the company a document giving them the land the moment they opened the hall, on the only condition that they must fiuish the building during the year 1889. (Great cheering.) Coming to another question, Mr. Williams sail that a very amusing letter had been read at the Llanwonno School Board the other day from a man whom people called John Cae'r Ysgol—(hisses)—who wanted to know certain particulars as to the land upon which the Porth school stood, what were the terms upon which the board took it over, who took money for it, &c., and the writer concluded by saying, You guess my object; there is an election on foot now, and there is another election (Llan- wonno School Board) in March." The object of this man, no doubt, was to get some ground upon which to go about the neighbourhood to impute dishonest conduct to him (the speaker) and others with reference to the school, but the answer of the clerk was that the land had been given for nothing, that nothing had been paid for it, whereas the other day the Board had paid £ 400 for a lease on Major Vaughan's land on which to build a school in 1853, when there was a National School in the parish, he, Mr Joseph Rees, Penrhivpgwyht, and Mr Williams, went z!l about building a school, and his (the speaker s) mother gave them a quarter of an acre of land. Now, ali the Llanwonno School- Board did, in taking over the school, was simply to pay what debt there was upon it, for the Act would not allow them to do anything more. All this was true, and he defied contradiction. Then as regard to his work as an assistant overseer, he reiterated the remark that the fact that the Board of Guardians increased his salary was a conclusive proof that he did this duty satisfactorily. sThe registration work of such an important parish as Ystrady- fodwg was heavy, and he now wished to quote to them, from THE" PONTYPRIDD CIII:ON1OLE the report of some remarks made at the last Revision Court by Mr J. Vye iarmmter, tne consultative Registration Agent for the County. In tnanking the revising barrister for his kindness, Mr Par- the revising barrister for his kindness, Mr Par- minter on that occasion took the opportunity to say that although he (Mr Williams) was an ex- treme politician, and on the other side in politics from him PIt Parminter), he must give him credit for being impartial in looking after the registers. (Applause). Now, he (the speaker) felt fully justi- fied, in the face of that tribute, in coming forward as a candidate for a seat on the County Council, for if the Tories had no complain to make as to want of fairness on his part, he felt certain that his own friends the Liberals would not complain. (Applause). The question of th: representation of localities necessarily entered with this contest to a very large extent,and he must, therefore, point out to them that if they returned Mr J. Jones Griinths, the Ystradyfodwg 'parish would have nine mem- bers and the Llanwonno part of the Rhondda Valley not 01).0. The great question for them at Porth was whether their interests would be better representated by Mr Jones Griffiths, whose sole interest was in Penvgraig, o* by him (the speaker), whose interest was entirely in Porth. (Applause.) Having recounted the put he had taken in public movements during the last fifty years, and his views on the leading questions of the day, "MV WilliAino ll,ad oVI nwiwiit for. he -frip to thfiir promises in the polling booth, and to vote for the candidate to whom they had given their word. He disliked canvaBsing, believing it was contrary to the spirit of the Ballot Act, and he would not have sent out anyone to canvass on his behalf if not for the Veil-known fact that some votes were lost for the lack of asking for them. If they returned him, they would find him a faithful, true, and honest representa- tive, carrying oufe to the utmost all the promises he had made. (Applause.) Mr. T. P. Jenkins, J.P., Tonypandy, delivered an eloquent address on the duty of Liberals in the present juncture. The flow of democracy had been temporarily impeded, and the Tories in their inno- cent simplicity, thought they had stopped it for ever, but the check would only serve to make the stream gather force and again sweep onwards, carrying the obstruction before it, just as the little brook, when the boys placed a dam of turf across i it, always broke down the turf and went on its way, rippling in the sunshine. (Applause). As to this particular contest, he thought Mr. Idris Williams was the best man. (Applause.) It was unfortunate that there should be so many candi- dates in the field, and he hoped some arrangement would be come to whereby two of the three Liberal candidates should retire in favour of the third, and he thought Mr Williams would be returned, (Applause.) He knew Mr. Jones was present, but he must say that it would be a disgrace for such a Radical district to return a Conservative. (Ap- plause.) Questions were then invited, and Mr William Hutchings asked whether the can- didate was in favour of the assessment of ground rents and royalties for local rating purposes. Mr. Idris Williams That is touching on a very delicate point. (Laughter.) Still, I must tell you this-I am in favour of both, and if the opinion of the council is asked upon it (and if I am returned), I shall always vote for it if it is the opinion of this constituency as well as mine. Mr. Hutchings asked whether it was not a fact that Mr. Williams applied for an advance 0: salary on the ground that his duties as assistant overseer took up the whole of his time, and, if so, what time would he have to devote to the work of the County Council, if elected ? Mr. Idris Williams said he had certain duties to perform in the parish of Ystradyfodwg, and a certain amount of money for the work. He was not in any way tied down not to do anything else. He would go further, and say that, if returned to the County Council, and if he found that he could not discharge his duty properly owing to the over- seership, he would be prepared to resign his post as assistant overseer, and serve the electors for nothing. (Applause.) If there were any other questions to ask, he would be pleased to answer as well as he could, (Applause.) Well, if there were none, he might say that he did not intend to ask for a vote that evening. He was told that there were certain people present as spies, and no work- man's position should he jeopardised for the sake of a vote of confidence in him. He would prefer leaving it until the day of the poll. (Applause,) He would now propose a vote of thanks to the chairman and to Mr T. P. Jenkins. Mr. John Davies (interrupting) wished to ask where was Mr. T. P. Jenkins' constancy in declar- ing himself a Liberal and coming here to oppose a labour candidate, and also in supporting Mr. u el Blandy Jenkins, a downright Conservative, in an- other Division ? Mr Idris Williams said he would not allow any .+. 4- AYIT/Ano f't.QI.mA fn Rnrmnrt lJU Uti UU CLIAJ VUI.U.V him, although he knew that Mr. T. P. Jenkins could very well take care of himself. (Applause.) If there were any questions to come to him (the speaker) he was prepared to answer them. (Ap- plause.) A Voice I beg to propose that we send Mr John Davies to buy cattle at Tonyrefail, instead of com- ing here to disturb the meeting—(laughter)—for he is no more of a voter than myself. The vote of thanks was then put and carried. Mr T. P. Jenkins, in replying, said the remark put in the form of a question by that man (Mr John Davies) was an unfounded assertion. There was not a more consistent Radical in this assem- bly than Mr. Blandy Jenkins, and to hear somebody getting up and charging a gentleman like that with being a Tory was a piece of gross impudence and an insult, (Applause.) The Chairman also retureed thanks, and the meeting terminated. In the course of the evening, the Cymer Choir, under the leadership of Mr Taliesm Hopkins, sang with splendid effect, We never will bow down," and Worthy is the Lamb." I ——————————-——
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MEETING OF OC3 AN COLLIERS. THE SLIDING-SCALE QUESTION. AN ANIMATED DISCUSSION. On Monday a mass meeting of the workmen employed at various pits of the Ocean Collieriea Company was held at tuo Drill H-d), Pentre, to discuss the merits of the sliding-scale arrangement submitted to a meeting of the workmen held at the s*me place four weeks ego. Mr W. Willams (Yuysybwl) oocupiad the chair, but the attendance was not so lar e a-s wis expected. A discursive discussion took place on the wages question, and some suggestions were thr09 n out as to what action should be adopted, bat the chairman explained that the principal business of the meeting was to hear the views of the several collieries on the new soheme.—The roll WAS then called with a view of ascertaining whether the revision of the scale had been discussedit the pits, but the replies showed that in severaloi the oollieries no meetings had yet been he'd. The Chairman thereupon suggested that they had batter postpone passing anv resolution ou the question for a month. lie considered that the proposed scale redacted great credit on the t,uthor, whatever became of it ultimately. CA-DDlanse.)—Mr '1'. Thomas, Garw, said that his colliery wished to adopt the new scheme until they had something better.-Mr G. Howells, Ogmore, observed that the associated scale was better than any other now existing whenever the price of cjal was above 10i per ton but during the 13 years that scale had been in operation coal had not been over 10s for more than two years altogether, smd he challenged contradiction. What he said was that the present scale of the Ocean Collieries would ex. pire at the end of thi. month, and then the work- men would be "against the wall."—The Chairman thought it would be juss as well to let m .tters alone for a wbik, so tbatetli, y might see bow trade would be in a month or two later on. En/n if the seule were allowed to expire they were not bound to make another at oace.— Mr J. Edwards, Lwmdire, con- curbed.—Mr Gay considered it would be better to be without any kiud of scale than to cotinne with the present Ocean scali. He contended that in future long oontracts of eighteen months or tw- years should not be calculated in the prices the wage rate w .s leased-(cheers)—and that figures f hould be taken for a farther period than three months. (ApplAuao.) For instance, they were working last Saturday under a long contract entered into about two years ago.-Mr H- Beynon saii tnat the pro- posed Eca,e would increase the wges 71 per cent. as compared with tha present Ocean scale based upon present prices, (llear. hear.) It was eventu- ally decided to postpone the farther consideration of the; matier until tile next monthly holiday, the proposed scale in the meantime to be considered.
YSTRADYFODWG AND THE CJDSIY COUNCIL ELECTION. THE CANDIDATURE OF MESSRS LEWIS AND WILLIAMS AT TONYPANDY. PUBLIC MEETING AT EBENEZER CHAPEL. On Monday afternoon a large number of the colliers took advantage of the monthly holiday to hold a meeting at Ebenezer Chapel, Tonypandy, to hear addresses in support of the candidature of Messrs R. Lewis and W. Williams, the Liberal candidateslfor this ward. The chair was occupied by Mr John Williams, checkweigher, Clydach Vale. The proceedings were opened by singing Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," the solo being taken by Mr. J. D. Morgan, Llwynpia, and the audience joined heartily in the chorus. The Chairman, in opening, said they could not have had better cand d ttes than Mes, r. Lewis and Williams. They were well-known to them all, having lived in the di ;trict nearly all their lives, and their characters as men of sound faith as poli- ticians commended them to the heartiest support of the electors. Let the electors, therefore, come forward manfully under the Gladstonian banner, and return their selected candidates with a trium- phant majority. (Applause.) They should not be satisfied until the police were under the sole supervision of the County Council. (Hear, hear.) Mr. D. Randell, M.P., entered the chapel at this stage, and he was accorded an ovation, the chair- man saying that if the Preferential Payment of Wages Act had been in force two or three years ago, it would bave been a blessing to the poor colliers of Penygraig. (Great -cheering.) Mr John Morgan, checkweigher, Llwynpia, pro- posed the following resolution:—"That this meeting is of the opinion that this election should be carried out on political lines, and earnestly solicits the support of every true Liberal." The County Council, he opined, representated the first principle of the decentralisation of the work of the Parliament, and if the parliamentary contests were fought on political lines, why not those of the County Council ? (Applause.) They had the assurance of the Chancellor of the Exchequer that the opinion of the County Councils would be sought for by the Government on questions affecting the public interest; and the matter of the compulsory purchase of chapel sites would likewise come within the range of the new authority, so that it was absolutely expedient to conduct the elections on the grounds of politics. (Cheers.) Mr George Brookes, Llwynpia, seconded. Mr W. Williams, Wrexham House (one of the candidates), then rose to address the meeting in English and Welsh, and commenced by thanking the colliers for inviting them to lay before the electors their views as candidates for the represen- tation of the ward on the County Council. That proved that they were appreciating the trust reposed in them under the franchise, and that they were waking up to a sense of their duty. He was of opinion that candidates for local and school boards, boards of guardians, and other public bodies, should address their views to the electors, but this had not been done hitherto in the Rhon- dda Valley. Although there were many years since he had worked as a collier, he had not for- gotten the perils and difficulties which colliers had to contend with, and he felt that he was in full sympathy with the working man. (Applause.) If they did not consider him worthy of support, let them vote in favour of his fellow candidate; but if, on the other hand, they thought him worthy of a seat on the County Council, then let them record their votes also in his favour. He was a true and firm Radical from his boyhood, and was in favour of manhood suffrage, and did not see why a lease- holder should have a vote more than a lodger. He hoped they would return 'those candidates who would represent them with faithfulness and effi- ciency. (Hear, hear.) The mind was the stand- ard of the man," and this should be the basis of voting power. If, then, this was adopted as the principle of qualification for the suffrage, by giving the right to vote to every mind, they would five the right to vote to every man. (Cheers.) deferring to religious injustice and inequality, Mr Williams said that their local cemetery was di .iled into three all )tments-:me for the Roman Catholics, another for the Church of England, and the other for the Nonconformists. He attended a funeral of a friend of his last week at the cemetery. The interment took place in the Church portion, and although a Nonconformist minister officiated at the grave, the burial fee was pocketed by the clergyman. (Cries of "Shame.") If they sent Mr Lewis or himself to the Council they would raise their voices loudly in protestation of such injustice. (Applause.) He hoped to meet Lord Dunraven at the Council (Board, but he would consider himself as good as Lord Dunraven if he was sent there by the votes of the Rhondda elec- tors. (Hear, hear.) Adverting to the matter of the Lunatic Asylum at Bridgend, he felt it was quite absurd that the medical staff at that insti- tution was composed entirely of Scotchmen, who were unable to speak Welsh—(" shame "(-and he considered this a reflection upon the Principality, and and an insult to Welsh people. (Cheers.) Large pensions were granted to retired medical officers and chaplains of their county prisons, but the only superannuation given to the poor work- men of the Rhondda Valley in. their old age was a ticket of admission to the workhouse, there to end their days. (Renewed cries of "shame" and anclause.") The speaker concluded by repeating the beautifully-expressive lines of "Becld y dyn tylawd," and said he hoped that better times were in store for the working classes. (Cheers.) Mr R. Lewis, the other candidate, next spoke upon the hardship of paupers boing deprived of their votes, and expressed himself in full spmpathy with Mr Williams' views as to manhood suffrage. As Mr Gladstone had said, he trusted the people, and he hoped they would record their votes with judgment and discretion. Mr Lewis then dealt with the royalties question, and deprecated the fact that landlords were exempt from contribu- ting their just share towards local rates. Refer- ring to the police, he said Mr Gladstone, as recently as November last, had said they should be control- led entirely by the County Council, and not by tne magistrates. Let them return gentlemen to the Council who were in full acoord with the opinions of their great leader. (Cheers.) He did not wish to go there with borrowed plumes. They knew him very well. He had lived amongst them for 19 years, and he was not ashamed of his public life. (Hear, hear.) If elected, he would strive to represent them consistently and honourably. y (Applause.) The resolution was then put to the meeting, and carried unanimously. Mr. William Morgan, checkweigher, Blaen- clydach, proposed the next resolution, as fol- lows :—« That this meeting, having heard the opinions of the two selected Liberal candidates, considers them fully competent to represent this division on the County Council, and pledges itself to use every legitimate means to secure their triumphant return on the polling day." He was sorry to understand that an attempt had been made to place the screw upon some of the work- men to vote in favour of Mr Hood. (" Shame.") Mr John Job, Tonypandy. seconded, and hoped thev would all remember the workmen's candi- dates on the day of the poll. This resolution was likewise carried nem con. Mr T. Evans, checkweigher, Penygraig, proposed: That this meeting recognises the great benefit which will accrue to the working classes by the passing of the Preferential Payment of Wages Bill, and thanks Mr Randall for his services in the matter." The provisions of the new Act, he said, had already been put in operation at Aber- dare and Llanelly, and it was a decided boon to the working man. It was a great credit to Mr Randall that he had been able to pass such an excellent measure. Mr John Jones seconded in an enthusiastic and telling speech. Messrs Ebenezer Davies and Isaac Evans (Neath) supported, and the resolution was passed with acclamation. SPEECH BY MR. RANDELL, M.F. Mr D. Randell, M.P., acknowledged the vote in a lengthy address, dwelling principally upon the 1 Local Government Act. He thanked them very sincerely for the cordial manner in whieh they had received the resolution. Personally, he wasc glad it had been passed so near Penygraig Colliery. It was at Penygraig that the gravity of the case was greatest. Through no fault of his, the men had failed to get their money, and it was this which prompted him to move in the direction of getting a Wages Preferential Bill. Well, to his great surprise, he was early last year sent to Par- liament, and the first thing he did was to intro- duce a bill, and he was agreably surprised that this bill became law so soon. Now wages came before rent, and practically before secured mort- gages. When there were sufficient goods, it would be their own fault if they did not get their money, but they must put in their claim before three months had elapsed after the bankruptcy, and then their claim would be made absolute. Their thanks were also due to Mabon for his great assistance; to Mr Kenyon, the Conservative memb3r for Denbigh; and to Lord Dunraven, who, with great disinterestedness, fought courageously ia the House of Lords, although a landlord, and. stuck by it. (Cheers.) Bat he had not come there to receive their thanks, but to support the Liberal candidates for seats on the County Coun- cil. The hon. gentleman then proceeded to deal with the Local Government Act, and a summary of his remarks appear in another column. A vote of thanks to the chairman was passel at the close.
BRWYDYR Y CYNGdOR SIROL YN MHONTYPRDD. Y mae dydd yr etholiad yn ymyl, pan y gelwir ar bob Cymro Rhyddfrydol i ddyfod allan o blaid iawn derau y Cymry. Y mae dau ymgeisydd ar y maes, sef Mr Gordon Lenox, y Ceidwadwr, a Mr Walter Morgan, y Rhyddfrydwr. Pa fodd y try y fantol? Cawn weled yn union. Sais yw Mr Lenox, ond Cymro o waed coch cyfan yw Mr Mor- gan. Y mae gwladgarwch, cenedlgarwch, ao anibyniaeth Gymroaidd yn galw yn uchel ar y trethdalwyr i ddyfod allan fel un gwr o blaid Mr Morgan. Rhaid i ni wrthod Mr Lenox, a phleidio Mr Morgan am y rhesymau canlynol SAIS YW MH. LENOX, ac fel Sais ni fedd y cyd- ymdeimlad lleiaf a'r Cymry. Ni fedr y baxoa fyned i mewn i deimlad y Celt, na sylweddoli ei galon: teimla mai rhvwbeth israddol ydyw y Celt, ac nad yw dda i ddim ond i'w farchogaeth i le y bleidlais, ac wedi y bleidlais, ei droedio adref gyda dirmyg. Yn anaml y ceir Sais i gydym- deimlo ag uchelgais gyfiawn y Cymro, ac felly, r.haid i ni gael Cymro trwyadl — un o honom ein hunain, un a fedr ein hiaith, ac yn teimlo v dydd- ordeb dyfnaf yn holl fuddianau Cymru. Y mae Mr Walter Morgan yn Gymro trwyadl, yn medru y Gymraeg yn ogystal a'r Saesonaeg, yn alluog i ddadrys y pethau mwyaf dyrys yn nghyfreithiau Prydain, yn fyw gyda phob peth yn psrthyn i Gymru, ac wedi treulio blvnyddau i amddiffyn iawnderau gweithwyr Cymru; ac oherwydi hyny, efe yw y cymhwysaf i'n cynrychioli. Tom YW MR. LExox. Gwir mai dyfod allan fel ymgeisydd anibynol v mae, gan haeru nad oes a fyno gwleidyddiaet a'r pwuc. Ond nid yw hyn ond ceisio taflu llwch i lygaid yr anwybodus, neu Tory dodae, fel v dvwedodd Thalamus wrth Mr Lenox. Cydnebydd mai Tori ydyw, a bod ganddo egwyddorion, ac nas g1.11 aberthu yr egwyddorion hyny. Y mae y fath gyf- addefiad yn bwysig i ni yn yr amgylchiad hwn, oblegid tra yn dyweyd ei fod yn ymgeisydd ani- bynol, nas gall aberthu ei egwyddorion political dd. fel Tori. Ond beth yw egwyddorion Toriaidd ? Caiff tafod y gorphenol lefaru, a bydd hyny yn llawer gwell nag i ni ddychymygu. Y mae Tori- aid bob amser wedi pleidio gormesiaeth yr uchafiaid cyfoethog, ac wedi ysbeilio iawnderau y dosbarth gweithiol, sef asgwrn cefn y wlad. Y mae Mr Lenox wedi cyfaddef yn gyhoeddus ei fod yn erbyn y Dadgysylltiad, yn wrthwynebydcL egwyddorol i Ymreolaeth yn yr Iwerddon. a3 am gadw llawer o'r awdurdod a roddir i'r Cynghor Sirol yn nwylaw yr ynadon, am, efallai, ei fod ei vn ynad ei hun. Edrychwch dros ychydig o weithreaoead y Toriaid yn y gorphenol. Gwrthwynebasaut bob mesur oedd i lesoli y wlad. Y rhai hvn yw y rhai a wrthwynebasant y Mesur mawr Diwygiadol, gan ei dori yn ddarnau; a wrthodasant agor y Prif Ysgolion i'r Ymneillduwyr: a vmladdasant yn erbvn Addysg Genedlaethol i'r Iwerddon; a. wrthodasant Iawnderau Gwleidyddol yr Iwerddon; a rwvstrasant bobl i gyfarfod a'u gilydd i addoli Duw mewn tai anedd; a wrthodasant i weinidog- ion Ymneillduol i bregethu mewn tlottai; a fyiient gyhoeddi gostegion priodasol yr Ymneillduwyr o flaen Byrddau y Gwarcheidwaid; a wrthodasant y Mesur yn erbyn prynu swyddau yn y Fyddin a'r Llynges a vmladdasant hyd at waed yn erbvn y Tugel; a wrthodasant gyfnewid Deddf y Ciaddu: a wrthodasant yr Etholfraint i ddwy filiwn o bsr- sonau; a luniasant Deddf y Cloadur i atal eu gwrthwynebwyr i siarad; ac a abertiiant wladgar- wch penaf yr I werddon ar allor creulondeb Herod Balfour. Un o'r cvfrvw yw Mr Lenox. Ond Rhyddfrydwr trwyadl yw Mr Walter Mor- gan, un yn deall angenion Cymru. ac un sydd yn pellderfynu ymladd hyd y mae ynddo dros fynni iawnderau i'n gwlad. Teg yw crybwyil mai efe vw Cyfreithiwr y Glowyr yn Nglisvm Rhondda; ac y mae ei* vmddvgiadau yn v gor- ■. !• ll.jj -1,^1 pnenol yn orawi o i uuiuwuieuu VJI v u.^ .< Yn wir, y maeynbwncosyndodfodTori,a yinladd- odd gymaint yn erbyn rhoddi yr enhoifraint i'r gweithiwr, yn awr yn gallu bod yn dd gon digvwilvdd a dyfod ato i ofyn am y bleidLÜs a ymdrechodd gadw oddiwrtho. Gydetholwvr! cofiwch am ddydd yr etholiad, a bvdded i Mr Walter Morgan gael y fath fwyairif arutlirol fel na feiddia yr un Tori ddangos ei wvneb mwyach. Why is Mr Walter Morgaii s opponent like one of the ill-favoured L,oe in. Pharoah's dream ? Because he is a Lean Ox. Yn enw Duw, a Chvmru lwvd ei gwawr, Caiff Walter Morgan fuddugOliaeth fewr. CYMRU FYDD.
CY8G30R SIROL MORGKWJ MR GOL.,—Gan fod brwydr etholiadol y Cyng- hor Sirol uchod yn agoshau, anturiwn ysgrifeaa gair yn fyr ar y testyn dyddorol hwn eto. Fy anwyl gyd-etholwyr, a holl Ryddfryd'-yr Pontypridd, na fydded i chwi gymeryd eich d-nu gan addewidion a geiriau teg yr ymgeisydd Toriaidd, sef Mr L. Gordon Lenox, na'i ble-dv.yr; oblegid dyna yw arfer y Toriaid, addaw lia a. chvflawni dim. Fy nghyd-weithwyr, bydded i ni fel dosbirth fawrhau vr hawlfraint a roddwyd i ni i ble'.tie.sio drwy yfndrechion y blaid Rvddfrydig, a gw^eyd ymdrech deg i gefnogi Mr Walter H. Morgan, a. rhoddi ein pleidleisiauiddounacoll,a'iddychv.relyd gyda mwyafrif anrhydeddus. Mae Mr Mci'an yn Gymro, yn meddu ar galon haelfrydig, gwiad- garol. a chenedlgarol, acyn Rhyddfrydwr trwyadl. Profodd ei hun laweroedd o weithiau ynngtyna materion cvfreithiol, ac mewn amrywiol ffyrdd ) ereill, ei fod yn gyfaill mynwesol a gwirionectd i'r dosbarth "weitlnol. Y mae pob cymhwysder ang- J P HIT .□ AS enrheidiol yn Mr iuorgan er gwuevu asiuu .-ei- nyddiol ar y Cynghor Sirol. Dywed Tunni y Gweithiver, "Dyna Mr Walter Morgan, eto, dros Bontvpridd. Ni raid dyweyd wrth v gweithwvr pwy vw Mr Morgan. Onid efe sydd wedi bod yn ymladd eu brwvdrau yn y llysoedd cyfreiti i ji ac vn v cyfarfodydd cyhoeddus? Ar bob cy- rd" gosoder Walter Morgan i mewn." Byckied ni gymervd yr awgrym. RHYDDFRYDWR.