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TRIENNIAL ELECTION-

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MAESTEG.

NEATT

CADOXTON (NEATH)

ABERKENFIG.

KEN FIG HILL.

LALESTON.

MARGAM.

LLANTWIT MAJOR.

COEDFRANC SCHOOL BOARD.

COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION. .

MAESTEG.

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MAESTEG. Never has a County Council election for the Maesteg Division caused such universal excite- ment as has the one decided on Monday, when the candidates were Mr James Barrow (Liberal and Churchman) the well-known mining Engineer; and Mr Jenkin Jones (Liberal and Noncomformist) Manager of Coegnant Colliery. Mr Barrow, who sought re-election, is held in the greatest respect by all classes in the neighbourhood, irrespective of creed. This being the case there is no doubt Mr Barrow would have been re-elected without opposition had he not caused dissatisfaction in the ranks of Nonconformity by voting against Dises- tablishment when the matter came before the County Council, whilst others found fault with him for voting against the Taxation of ground rents and Royalties, and leasehold enfranchisement. Ac- cordingly Mr Jenkin Jones, one of the moat highly esteemed men in the district, was chosen as the Liberal and Nonconformist champion, and for the past few weeks the war between the two parties has been waged with a vigour that could hardly be beaten even in "Ould Oireland". The fight, how- ever, by no means resolved itself into an out and out political one, for Mr Barrow has posed as a Liberal, whilst among his supporters were ranged some prominent Nonconformists and Liberals who prefer personal preeminence to political abstrac- tions. The Chairman at most of Mr Barrow's meetings has been Mr John Howells, an ardent Liberal, whilst among Mr Jones' supporters was Mr William Griffiths, an avowed Conservative. On Monday the polling opened at eight at the four polling stations, vizNorth Ward-Old Salem Schoolroom (presiding officer, Mr W. R. Thomas). East Ward-Town-ball (presiding officer, Rev Isaac Lloyd, Baptist Minister). West Ward-Mixed Schoolroom, Oakwood Schools (pre- siding officer, Mr T. W. Morgan), and Infants Schoolroom. Oakwood Schools (presiding officer, Mr D. R. Powell). The returning officer was Mr Robert Scale. From dewy morn till dusky eve'' the election was fought with a keenness that's un- surpassable. Flags and flaming posters made the place aglow with varied colours, and the scurrying to and fro of all sorts and conditions of vehicular turn-outs made things hum not a little. The two aspirants for the seat were early astir with their supporters, both being everywhere well received, as they have been at all their meetings—though Mr Jenkin Jones, at one meeting at Garth, failed to have a decent hearing, thanks to the arrant churlishness of irresponsible opponents. Among those who sent carriages for Mr Jones was Mr J. Boyd Harvey. All the workmen had a holiday, and the principal streets consequently were "crowded "throughout the day. There was no lack of mural literature to attract their attention. Liberals and Nonconformists were urged to vindi cate their principles, and vote for Mr Jones, whilst Mr Barrew's supporters invited the electors to vote for "their well-tried representative," A tremendous crowd gathered outside the Town- hall to hear ths result, which was made known at 10.20 as follows Barrow 938 Jones «•••• 883 Majority for Barrow. 55 A scene of wild enthusiasm followed the declara- tion of the poll. Mr Barrow formally proposed a vote of thanks to the returning officer, which was seconded by Mr Jenkin Jones. The electorate numbered 1970, so that there were only 149 absentions-a remarkably small number, considering that there is so much illness about, and that the district is a straggling one. A per centage of 92 3 is certainly an exceptional one. On the following day (Tuesday), the victory was celebrated by band-playing and other exhibitions of rejoicing. A number of men, clad in most fantastic and" blazing" -coloured draperies, paraded the district on horseback, aad created much amusement as they went on their way. There were also in the procession three waggonettes, from which was flaunted a flag with the inscription Barrow for ever." When passing by Talbot-terrace the strange- looking equestrians experienced a rude awakening. Some women came ont and threw buckets of water and ashes over them, and the processionists turned back, sadder, but wiser men. ■+—

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LAST MEETING OF THE OLD BOARD.

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