LIBERALISM AT TONDU. RESIGNATION OF COUNTY COUNCILLOR BRYANT. ADOPTION OF MR. T. J. HUGHES. A meeting was held on Thursday evening last in the Ebenezer Schoolroom in connection with the Tondu Liberal Association. Owing to the boisterous weather there was only a moderate attendance. Mr. W. Richards, president, occupied the chair. The following letter was read by the -Chairman from Mr. Councillor James Bryant, Tongwyn :— Gentlemen.—I beg most respectfully to inform you, the president of the Tondu Liberal Association, ana the electors of the Newcastle Division generally, that it is not my intention to seek re-election as a member of the County Council.—Your obedient servant JAMES BRYAXT. The resignation was accepted.—Mr. E. Mathews, Wider, proposed, and Mr. W. Hopkin seconded, that a vote of thanks be accorded to Councillor Bryant for the able and faithful manner in which he had represented them at the County Council, and A was carried unanimously.—The Chairman statedVnat the meeting was open for the selection of candidates.—Mr. E.Matthews was proposed, but owin"- to pressure of business declmecL Air. Matthews proposed Mr. T. J. Hughes, solicitor. Bridgend, as a candidate, and Mr. D. Thomas seconded, which was carried unanimously. Ihe Secretary was instructed to write to the secretaries of the divisions advising them to take steps at once to hold meetings for the selection of candi- dates. and to communicate with euch other to arrange for the holding of a general meeting in a central place for the final selection of a candidate. The meeting terminated with the usual votes or thanks to the chairman for presiding. INTERVIEWS WITH LOCAL GENTLEMEN. Upon hearing of the decision of the Association, our Bridgend representative, in order to -sce.t more fully the feeling of that body in selectmg Mr Hushes, waited upon several local gentlemen on Monday last. first journeying to Tongwyn, the residence cf Councillor Bryant- I hear tha b you are about to resign yo on the County Council, Mr. Bryant, was the first Yes, I have decided to do so. because I think it desirable that another should take my p.ace. It was a great honour to me, no doubt, u) have been elected in the first place, but there is also a little inconvenience at times, therefore I wish that someone should equally share both the honour and burden. It is of no use (he went on) being elected to a seat on the Council unless you are pre- pared to record your vote." In this respect you have been very faithful, I think." Well, I have always attended when possible. I was on the Asylum Committees, and carried off the blue there for attendance and, in addition, I have always remained faithful to the opinions of my electorate generally But it would have been wrong, would it not, if I did not put in my share of attendances at the Asylum, living so near. when men were coming from both Cardiff and Swansea. "Rather," our representative replied. "Do I understand that the Liberal Association, whom I suppose are your chief supporters, have accepted your resignation ?" They were very reluctant at first," he replied, but they ultimately accepted it." Then as to a candidate, Mr. Bryant, whom did you at first select I" "Oh he exclaimed. ';Mr. Hughes was the only ■ person selected. But, to tell you the truth, I had thought about Mr. Evan Matthews as a suitable person, and his name was mentioned at the meeting. Mr. Matthews is a guardian of the parish, and a verv <>'ood man, too, but his business engagements will not allow him to accept it. Personally, I would have been more pleased to hove a man from the division because you seem to dsgrads the rteVora to a' certain extent by telling them that T^e are not possessed of such men. The office it seems to me. does not require men of such ability: as Mr. T. J. Hughes, so long as the persons elected are recording their votes the^ ngh^ » j- pv^rvtninir von know i t.vou think it would be better to have a ^Yes* *oh^y<^ I Mr. Hughes is all there, and it is possible he would be en acquisition to the council, j besides being a good representative ofthedivision. And I think he would be, too (he further went on), J because we have been here for the past two years endeavouring to get the sanction of the Local < Government Board to get this district formed into i .a Local Board area, and I have brought it forward J here myself, but when we saw that the Govern- ment contemplate submitting a Bill next session for the formation of district councils I withdrew. Then yod think Mr. Hughes would be a rueful 1 member in that respect.' j. '• I do but still I don't think it wise to move before we see what will become of this Bill. 1 There is 110 place which requires loosing after < more than Aberkenfig, regarding its highway and » .sanitarv arrangements, and the people at ri g < — I mean the guardians — do not care much 1 about it." I understand that the districts under associa- tion constitute the chief portion of the electors "Yes I believe we have 450 electors in New- castle Higher alone. The other parishes are < Llangonoyd Middle and Llangonoyd Lower, and ] Tythegstone. with about 250 electors. I rmder- stand that the latter district have a candidate, or at least I have heard 80. but we will see at the j ^^Even if they have, and bring this man for- Oh," he interrunted, he will not have the 1 ghost of a chance. Then there is another man of 1 the district offering himself, who will likewise J have no chance against the nominee of theassocia- « tion. The proposed nominee of the Tj thegstone Sict is a* rev. gentleman, but I think myself they have quite enough to do to look after the J spiritual affairs of their districts" "Do you contemplate any objection whatever ±3 Mr. Hughes." 1 j. i.u„4. 1 "No, I foresee no»possible oojsction, except that some people think, as they do about members of J Parliament, that we do not want lawyers. But I say that lawyers are the best men on the Council. j What would I know, for instance, about the con- struction of a legal phrase if it came to the point ? ] Therefore. I think, that a knowlede of the law 1 an important qualification. « After expressing a good word tor tne bear, our J representative proceeded on his way. Mr. Evan Matthews was the next person our 1 interviewer encountered. This is the gentleman t referred to above as the guardian of the parish, and member of the Liberal Association. After a quiet chat, Mr. Matthews commenced < firing at the target. We are quite settled on a future representative, J no far as we are concerned, in Mr. Hughes." 1 How are you so confident, Mr. Matthews, I asked, seeing tha.t he was so much at home on the ( SU" 111 tell how it is. I have just been looking over the register of voters, and find there are 933 in our division altogether, and out of that num- ber I am sure Newcastle Higher is more than < equal to the other parishes, so I think that what- 1 ever it is in other places we are right enough. ( And. besides," he went on, Mr. Hughes is very popular in this district, for he has been here ( speaking once or twice." j Do you know of any feeling existing against 1 lawyers? <:> j Yes. I do but it is equally met by the feeling against ministers." „ j How do you account for the former ■ Well, simply because people think they make J laws to suit themselves. It would be just the same if we had the whole body constituted of labour representatives or any other class. In the 1 bringing in of a law effecting the free transfer- 1 ance of land you could not expect a lawyer to ] support, thar and thus go against his own interests. ( The first law of nature, you know, is to take care of yourself." • 1 Do you think that will be any deterrent to nis J election V' 6 None, whatever. Mr. Hughes, you must know, is very popular here, and will be remembered for a Ion"- time for the part he took in a political. meeting here. Mr. Kilbrady was speaking here, ] and Mr. Hughes followed him on Church Dis- establishment' At the close of his speech, discus- j sion was invited, and a curate from the locality put j forward a few, which he ans ered quite satisfac- ( torilv. The curate subsequently sent a letter to s the press stating that he did not have fair play, < and also submitting more questions to him. Mr. < Hughes wrote declining a newspaper controversy, < but challenged him to a public debate, which, as 1 all here knows, was not accepted. Mr. Matthews also expressed the same opinion as < Mr. Bryant regarding the formation of District Councils. "As matters now are." he said, between the Highway and Sanitary Boards, it is very diffi- cult to draw a definite line of jurisdiction. There is a disputed point now," he said," with regard to a J question I have brought before the Highway Board—whether or not the sanitary authority has got to attend to it. There is a great necessity for a Local Board to manage affairs properly. i Concluding, Mr. Matthews remarked Our 1 association is pledged to support him, and, per- sonally, I am with him to the backbone. I won't < fall back on any other, and I a.m positive no s other will be put forward that will take the shine out of them. Our representative next called upon Mr. E. Hopkin. as member of the Liberal Association and secretary of the Tondu Football Club and Choral Union. Well, Mr. Hopkin, what do you think of the latest:" the familiar remark was. About our decision at the association, you mean. [I nodded assent]. Well, I have heard that he has consented, or partly so, and if he does, 1 he is our man." „ "How do you know what others may a:>. 1 a*ked Know," he burst out, I know the feeling of the district pretty well now. and no voice has been raised against him on either side, and he is (he repeated) our man. Questioned about the prejudice against lawyers, it was he said, strange to him as yet, although the™ was a little of it extant when Mr. S. T. Evans was put forward for the division as mem- ber of Parliament. Mr W W Richards was the next person I en- countered. at his home. He is, we may say, a very influential person m the locality, a Liberal o. lio-ht and leading. and holds the offices of president of the Liberal Association, and chairman of the Parochial Committee. Mr. Richards explained how. firstly, Mr. Bryant had resigned, and he himself and Mr. Matthews had been named as suitable candidates. But I could not afford the time and. another thing, my directors wouldn't allow me to accept it." he said. Then as to Mr. Hughes' candidature ? Well, the meeting at which the selection was made was not very well attended, although the chief men in the locality were present, but the unanimous opinion of the meeting was that if Mr. Hughes would accept it they would do their utmost to elect him. Besides, they thought he would be an acquisition to the council." But there are others to be consulted at Kenfig Hill and Llangonoyd." objected the reporter. •• Yes, I am fullv aware of that, but practically we hold the balance of power, and they look up to us in those matters. They have, I hear, a candidate to put forth at Kenfig Hill, but on the face of it I don't thing they will decide to run him."
THE WELSH NATIONAL MOVEMENT. --r- INTERESTING MEETING AT PONTYPRIDD. A very well attended meeting of the members of the Pontvpridd Liberal Club and others was held on Friday evening last at the Reception- room of the club, and presided over by Mr. W. Williams. Among others present we noticed the Revs. Fathr Smyth, W. I. Morris, and E. E. Probert; Messrs. H. S. Da vies, W. Jones, W. Tones, W R. Davies. R. H. Morgan, M.A., W. Spickett. George Williams, W. Thomas (Coedpenmaen) and others.. „ The Chairman, m the course of his opening address, thanked the committee for the honour thev had done by electing him to preside over the meetings, and put it down to the fact that they wanted3 to honour the county where he was bred and born—Cardiganshire — (laughter) — a county which could claim the honour of beina> the most pronounced nationalist county in Wales. The inhabitants were of one race, having homogeneous manners, customs, and acuities speaking one language, holding one faith, and united by various ties into one whole. (Applause.) The people of the county had always stood up for their principles and to the disgrace of their Welsh landlords be it said, that the sturdy Nonconformist farmers of Cardigan had suffered terribly in the year 1858 for acting up to their convictions. A good num- ber of them had to leave their homes and country, and seek a land where more freedom was enjoyed. Even at the present time Cardigan was to the fore in the Nationalist movement, and its people stub- bornly resisted the demands which they con- scientiously considered unjust. (Cheers.) They loudly demanded religious equality, a fair and just share of endowments for educational pur- poses, a radical reform of the land laws and other things which he might mention. There- fore ha naturally claimed tor his native county the first, place among the Welsh counties who had brought this national move- ment into prominence. (Laughter and applause.) Proceeding, Mr. Williams went on to point out what members of the young Wales party had done and were doing for their country if given tho same opportunities and privileges their brothers the other side of Offa's Dyke. He was proud to see the distinguished career and the high position which some of his countrymen occupy in the universities, and to think that whilst there they did not forget their language, their nationality, and its aspirations, and did their part to keep alive the old language, traditions and history of their native land. (Loud cheers.) They had already witnessed great changes in Wales. At one time it was called Poor little Wales," but now it was Gallant little Wales." (Applause.) This was the result of the national upheaval, and a desire to render itself of account in the forces of progress. (Loud cheers). — Mr. W. Llewellyn Williams (the editor or the South Wales Star). in the course of an able address, said that the Nationalist movement was not an [ isolated movement, but was part of a great wave that was sweeping over the different countries Europe. (Cheers.) There had been two revivals of national feelings in Wales before this since the conquest of the Principality by Edward I. The first culminated in the unsuccessful attempt of Owen Glyndwr to win Welsh Indepen- dence by force of arms and the second had been lost by the revolutionary excesses of the English Puritans and the Welshmen who tried to introduce English Puritanism into Wales. The third revival was a more hopeful one. The national character had acquired a stability (which it had hitherto lacked) through the stern discipline of the early reformers, and the present movement sprang, not from ambitious chieftains or learned patriots, but from an enlightened democracy. (Applause.) There was a danger that the Welsh national move- ment might become parochial or sectorian or factious, but he tbok a hopeful view of its future and saw its redemption from this danger in the higher education of the people. (Loud cheers.)— Mr. D. S. Davies moved a hearty vote of thanks to the speaker for his able address, and hoped that the members of the club would often hear such addresses during the coming winter. —Mr. W. Spickett seconded, and hoped the Pontypridd Liberal Club and other clubs throughout the country would take an interest in the Welsh national movement, and hoped, also, that the Pontypriddians would journey in strong force to the Cardiff Conference, where Mr. Alfred Thomas, M.P.'s Home Rule Bill would be discussed. (Cheers.)—Mr. D. Ellis, who followed, dwelt on the increase of self-respect and patriotism in Wales. — A gentleman hailing from Abergavenny, said he was an Englishman, and a 0 Church- man, but one who was at the same time in full sympathy with the aspi- rations of the Welsh people, and in favour of the Disestablishment of the State Church in Wales. (Cheers.) He hoped that these Welsh questions would be pushed more to the front, and that the Welsh people would eventually obtain their just demands. He thanked Mr. Williams for his address, which had much enlightened him as to the movement, and hoped that he would publish it. (Hear, hear.)—The Rev. Father Smythe, Mr. W. Jones, Mr. S. Shipton, W. R. Davies, and R. II. Morgan also spoke, the latter gentleman referring in flattering terms to the Open letters to leaders of Welsh public opinion" which had appeared in the South Wale* Star and which had considerably raised the standard of newspaper literature in South Wales. The vote of thanks was heartily passed, and a strong desire was expressed that the address should be Sprinted and widely circulated throughout the Principality. A cordial vote of thanks to the chairman for pre- siding brought the meeting to an end.
MEETIXG OF DOCKERS.—At the fortnightly meet- ing of the members or the Barry branch of the Dockers' Union, held on Saturday evening, at the Assembly-rooms, Barry Hotel, Mr. J. Rees, Cadoxton presiding, a_ resolution was unanimously passed sym- pathising with the painters of the Barry and Cadoxton district in their present strike, and promising all the support in their po weivif necessary. A stirring address on labour unionism Vas also delivered durin" the evening by Mr. H. J. Humley, late of Hull, the new organiser of the Dockers' Union in the West of Eng- land and South Wales. !:5 No MORE GEAY HAIR OR BALD HEADS.—See the People's Fireside Journal, this week. All news- agents, lo- t post free, 2d., from 59, 2'Tewman-street, London, W. .J..< <e StjRii CUBE FOR Worars ix CHILDREN.— Kerniclcs' egetable Worm Lozenges. — Harmless Strengthening. 7ki. and is. Hd. per box, with full direotion, of all Steres.—ADYT. "I have suffered a great deal from Bronchitis for many years, and since I was recommended to try your PECTORAL BALSAM have never known it fail to give instant relief."—Is. l £ d. and 2s. 9d. per bottle. 0 FOLLICK'S is the Genuine Shop fat all kinds of Clothing. Corner of Barry-road a.nd Main- I street.—Advt. 1
YSTRADYFODWG LOCAL BOARD. THE FORTH TOWN HALL. THE POLLUTION OF RIVERS. On Friday last the fortnightly meeting of the above Board was held. when there were present Messrs. Alderman W. Jenkins, J.P. (chairman), D. W. jDavies, J.P., Councillor W. H. Matthias, G. Thomas, E. W. Lewis, W. Lax, W. Davies, D. Davies, Jacob Ray, T. Griffiths, M. Llewellyn. T. Morgan, J. D. Williams, A. J. Treliarne, and J. W. Jones (surveyor). THE DINAS PARISH ROAD. The Deputy-clerk read a letter with reference to the old Parish-road, leading from Ffrwdamos to Williamstown, asking the Board to widen and improve the same at once as the road was in a dangorous state.—Mr. J. D. Williams was of opinion that a decision had been come to in which it was agreed to carry out the necessary improve- ments The road was at present in a disgraceful condition, and was greatly in need of improvement. —The matter was referred to the surveyor to re- port upon. THE SCAVENGING OF PORTH. A letter was read from the agent of the Tyny- cymer estate, stating that the owners of the estate were ready to let a piece of land for the depositing of the scavenging refuse of the Forth district at £10 per annum.—It was agreed to accept the offer. THE POLLUTION OF RIVERS. The Clerk of the County Council wrote calling attention to the pollution of the River Rhondda, which had been inspected by the Fisheries and River Pollution Committee of the County Council, and stating that unless the Board put a stop to the practice, that the Council would feel bound to interfere in the matter.— The Chairman remarked that it would be well for the Board to communicate with the County Counail, stating that the pollution of the river would be evaded when the sewerage work was ended, and further inform them that the same was now rapidly approaching completion.—Mr. T. Griffiths seconded the motion, which was agreed to nem. con. NUISANCES. A letter was read from the lessees of the Drill Hall, Pentre, stating that a certain nuisance de- posited thereat would be removed at once.—Mr. W. Morgan, a resident of Treorky, wrote applying for a compensation of £ 10 on occount of injuries which he had received owing to the negligence of the Board's officials in not lighting the lamps at a dangerous spot near Treorky.—The matter was referrod to the surveyor to report upon. A letter was read from Mr. L. John, the secretary of the Mid-Rhondda Chamber of Trade, complain-, ing of the nuisance caused by shop-keepers and others, who swept the refuse of their shops into the roads on Saturday nights, i.nd thus caused the papers and dust thus deposited to fly about the streets on Sunday mornings.—Mr. D. W. Davies was of opinion that much of this was due to the distribution of handbills by quack doctors and others to the inhabitants, who always threw the same away. He moved that the attention of the different Inspectors of Nuisances be called to the matter, and that a mild hint be given to indifferent tradespeople.—This was seconded by Mr. G. Thomas, and agreed to. A letter was read, signed by some of the inhabi- tants of Tylorstown. complaining of the state of the brook thereat, which often ran down from the quarry to the houses, and caused much damage.— It was agreed that the ward members should meet the surveyor on the spot, and report on the matter. AN APPLICATION; FOR AN INCREASE OF SALARY. Mr. T. Griffiths applied for an increase in his salary as Inspector of Nuisances, and stated that since the appointment of the new inspectors they had received more salary than he.—On the motion of Mr. A. J. Treharne, seconded by Mr. T. Griffiths, it was decided that the application be granted, and that the applicant's salary should from the first of December be similar to that received by the other inspectors. FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The report of the Finance Committee shewed that the sum of £122 Os. 6d. was due as workmen's wages, and it was resolved that cheques for the amount should be drawn. THE POUTH TOWN-HALL. A deputation, consisting of Sir. Poole and Mr. Thomas, applied for provisional dramatic licence for the Porth Town-hall, to commence on Boxing day.—Mr. Poole stated that this hall was one of the finest in the county, and that an audience of 2.000 could depart therefrom in three minutes. They had been told that the County Council was the proper authority to grant the licence, but found when it was too late that it was the Local Board that could do so, otherwise they would have applied earlier.— The Surveyor stated that he had visited the hall a week or two since. but it was not then completed, and he could not advise the Board to grant the licence I without making a further inspection.—It was therefore resolved that the Surveyor should report at the next meeting. THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Mr. J. W. Jones, surveyor, reported that the Tonypandy Public Hall Company had removed two large stones which the Board had placed in the river for the protection of the bridge at that place, and he was of opinion that the same should be replaced without delay, or else they would not be responsible for the damage which might be caused. The company, he thought, had no busi- j ness to interfere with the foundation.—It was re- solved. on the motion of Mr. T. Griffiths, that the members of the ward should visit the place with the surveyor, and report at the next meeting. BYE-LAWS. The Surveyor suggested the advisability of having a new set of bye-laws printed, and thought it would be well to have the same indexed.—It was agreed that he should prepare a copy to be placed before the Board at its next meeting. MINOR MATTERS. It was decided that a committee should meet Mr. Archibald Hood with rei'erenoe to the Graig- ddu-road, Dinas. and that a sub-committee should meet to discuss the advisability of remedying the defects of a certain trench at Ferndale.—It was also resolved to call the attention of the owners 01 houses at Treherbert to a certain nuisance caused by a brook in that place, and ask them to put the same in proper order.
YSTRAD SCHOOL BOARD. THE CWMPARK AND LLWYNYPIA SCHOOLS. NEW APPOINTMENTS. The monthy meeting of the above Board was held on Monday last, when there were present. Messrs. W. W. Hood (chairman), Alderman W. Jenkins, Alderman W. Morgan, Revs. W. Morris, W. Jones, and W. Lewis, Messrs. Morgan Davies, S. H. Thomas, T. H. Williams, and Mr. W. G. Howell (clerk). THE INFANTS AT MARDY. Mr. Morgan Davies reported that the vestry at Mardy had been taken for the infant children. It was large enough for the present requirements of the place, and would accommodate about 70 chil- dren, OVER-DUE POUNDAGE. The Clerk stated that he had written to the various colliery companies who still owed poundage, but had received no replies to his letters.—It was resolved, upon the motion of Mr. W. Jenkins, that the clerk be instructed to write again. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS. A letter was read from W. Morgans, the secre- tary of a Rechabite Tent at Penygraig, stating that the menjbers of that tent intended taking legal proceedings against the Board unless a sum of £5 would be remitted to them, which had been paid by mistake some years ago. After a long discussion it was resolved that the sum be re- funded, less £ 1, which had been paid for damages done by the members of the tent to the Penygraig Schools. THE LLWYNPIA SCHOOLS. The Clerk read a letter from Mr. Archibald Hood in reference to tho transfer of the Llwynpia Pulilic School to the Board, stating that the Glamorgan Coal Company could not see their way to transfer the building without some pecuniary remuneration. It oppears that a sub-committee of the Board had met Mr. Hood to discuss this question, but had resolved to seek the advice of the Education Department. The Department in- formed them that tho Board could not give any remuneration, and that should the schools be transferred, that it should be done gratis. Mr. Hood further offered to hand over the buildings for £3,000. and unless the Board accepted that he gave them notice to provide for the education of the children of Llwynpia, as the company wanted the same for other educational purposes. The Clerk explained that they could not pay for the schools, and yet they would be obliged to pay £8,000 for the erection of new buildings at Llwynpia. They had done their best to try and get the Education Department to alter their decision, but that body said they could not, but said that the Board could rent the schools for twelve months.—The Chairman said they would have to accept Mr. Hood's letter as final.—The Clerk was eventually instructed to communicate with Mr. Hood with a view of renting the schools until such time as the new buildings would be erected, and also to write to the solicitors of the Board requesting them to draw up an agreement. SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. The Clerk read the report of the School Manage- ment Committee, which stated that the resigna- tions of Miss M. A. Richards, assistant mistress, Ton; A. Edwards, Penygraig; John Williams, Penygraig H. Thomas, Trealaw and J. R. Osborne, headmaster, Pentre, had been received and recommending the same to be accepted. They further recommended that the last-named gentle- man should be allowed to leave at the end of the year, and that in the event of 110 other teacher under the Board applying before the 1st of January the appointment should be offered to Mr. H. Howell, schoolmaster, Blaenrhondda. —The committee also reported the appoint- ment of several candidates for the various schools, and also the appointment of several new assistants, and further that, in future, in order to increase the staff of public teachers lin the schools that trained certificated assistants be appointed in the larger schools, males at a minimum salary of £ 70, and females at a minimum salary of £60. After some discussion it was decided to adopt the report. BACKWARD PUPILS. A complaint was received stating that a number of children had been placed back for examination at the different schools, and it was resolved on the motion of Mr. Morgan Davies. seconded by Mr. T. Bevan, that in future a list of the names of those scholars who were placed back a standard should submittsd by the head-teachers to the superinten- dent of the Board. RUILDIXG COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Building Committee complained that Mr Tibbott, of Ferndale, had insulted the head- mistress because he could not have the use of the schoolroom, and the committee recommended that the clerk be instructed to write to Mr. Tibbott asking for an explanation.—Several applications for the use of the schools were granted.—It was also recommended that the Chairman and Mr. W. Pritchard should bring pressure to bear upon the Taff Vale Company iu fulfilment of their promise to make a road to the Cwm Clydaoh Schools.—A letter was also read from the agent of the Bailey's Estate saying that the raff Yale Railway Company required the land near Tyisaf, and offering another site for the erection of the school on condition that the Board were prepared to make a 12ft. road which would lead to the same. This offer was accepted.—The master of the Penygraig Schools wrote complaining of the nuisance caused near his school by the tipping of somo refuse taereat, and the clerk was instructed to write to she surveyor of the Local Board.—The committee also reported that the returns of the attendance officers were satisfactory with the exception of the Trealaw district, where measles were very pre- valent.—The report was then adopted. THE NEW SCHOOLS AT PENTRE. The architect submitted his plans for the erection of the new schools at Pentre, which, with a few alterations in the number of windows, were adopted. DUNRAVEN SCHOOLS. A letter was read from Mr. Randall, stating that a sum of £3 10s. was due to him as ground land- lord of the Dunraven Schools.—This amount had accumulated during the past 14 years. (Laugh- tei.) The Rev. W. Jones thougnt they should have heard of the matter before.—Tho Clerk was ordered to communicate with Mr. Randall, and obtain full particulars. FINANCE. The Finance Committee recommended the pay- ment of sums amounting to £1,400 14s. lid.—It was also reported that the balance in the hands of the treasurer was £1,553 12s. 2d.—It was also re- ported that the first instalment of the fee grant tor the three months ending November 30, and amounting to £ 1,007 17s. ôd.,had been received.— On the motion of the Rev. W. Jones, seconded by Mr. S. H. Thomas, the report was adopted. SCHOOL FEES AT THE HIGHER GRADE. • A letter was read from Mr. A. L. Lewis request- iug the Board to postpone the discussion on the abolition of fees at the Higher Grade School, of which he had given notice of motion, until such time as he could attend.—This was agreed to, the clerk in the meantime being requested by Mr. W. Morgan to ascertain how many children of bond julc working men attended this school, and where they hailed from. THE ATTENDANCE ON MA BON'S DAY. T. Beavan gave notice that at the next meeting of the Board he would ask the clerk to make a comparison of the attendance at the schools on Mahon's Day with that on other Mondays, in order to discuss the advisability of closing the schools on that day.
PONTYPllIDD AND YSTllAD JOINT SEWERAGE BOARD. THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK. The monthly meeting of the Pontypridd and Ystrad Joint Sewerage Board was held on Friday last at the Local Board Offices, Pentre, Mr. Alder- man W. Jenkins, J.P., presiding. There were also present—Mr. D. Leyshon. Pontypridd Mr. W. Matthias. Mr. G. Thomas, Mr. E. W. Lewis, Mr. W. Lax, Mr. D. W. Davies, J.P., Mr. W. Davies, Mr. Jacob Ray, and Mr. G. Chatterton, engineer. THE NANTGARW ROAD. The Deputy Clerk read a letter from Mr. T. Mansel Franklen, clerk to the County Council, threatening to take proceedings against the Board unless that body were ready to put the same in good order. In another letter it was agreed that the matter should be referred to Mr. Codrington, M.I.C.E., for arbitration- — Councillor Matthias did not see why the expense of arbitration should be gone into, as an agreement already existed the contractor and the Council.—The Chairman also thought that the contractor had agreed to place a certain amount of limestone on the road.—Mr. Matthias said, the agreement pro- vided that the Council should place the read in a good state of repair on payment of £200. Mr. Chatterton Yes, and the Board pay a salary to a clerk of the works for superintending the same, and no complaint had been heard since the appointment of such an official that the work had not been properly carried out.—Mr. D. W. Davies suggested that the work should be done imme- diately.—The Chairman moved that, having heard that the County Council was going to take action against the Board, that the money—a sum of £25ô-should be paid, and that the same should be deducted from the next certificate of the contrac- tor.—Mr. D. W. Davies seconded, and it was unani- mously agreed to. FINANCE. It was reported that the sum of £3,882 16s. 8d. had been repaid on account of the loan to the Public Works Loan Board. The Finance Com- mittee reported that the total payments for the month amounted to £4.742 15s. lOd.—On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. D. Leyshon. it was resolved that the report be adopted, and that cheques for the amount be signed. THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK. Mr. D. Leyshon, on behalf of the Public Works Committee, reported that on the day appointed to inspect the works a storm had occurred, and the weather was so boisterous that it was resolved to abandon the idea for that day.—Mr. Chatterton, engineer, reported that about a mile of the work was yet unfinished. Its progress of the work had been stopped considerably by the bad weather they had recently experienced, and the conclusion of the work depended entirely on the weather1 during the next few weeks. It was quite evident that the sewerage would not be finished for at least a month. With reference of the crossings' across the Tliff river he might say, that they were all completed with the exception of the crossing at Pontypridd, which had been already four times' flooded. A NEW LOAX. The Chairman thought it was necessary that more money should be forthcoming for the carry- ing out of the work.—Mr. Chatterton said they had nearly come to the end of the traces, and if they borrowed another £14,000 that would be the most they could obtain.—The Chairman moved, and Mr. Leyshon seconded, that a further loan of 14,000 be applied for. This was agreed to. MINOB MATTERS. A discussion took place with reference to a certain nuisance alleged to be caused by the works of the board to a certain house called the Glynrhondda Inn, and Mr. D. Morgan, the owner of the same, waited upon the board to explain the matter.—It was eventually decided that a member of the Pontypridd Board should meet a. member of the Ystrad Board on the spot and arrange the matter. On the motion of Mr. D. Leyshon, seconded by Mr. W. Lax, it was resolved to affix the seal of the board to a supplementary agreement between the board and its engineer.—This was the whole of the business.
WHERE IS FOLLICK'S. the Pawnbroker, Outfitters Jeweller, Ac. ?—Corner of Barry-road and Main-street. —Advt.
ESTABLISHED 1840. SHOOTING SEASON. GUNS! GUNS! GUNS! ALL KINDS. ALL PRICES. LOUIS BARNETT & SON. PAWNBROKERS AND OUTFITTERS, MAIN-STREET, BARRY DOCK TOWN ALSO AT 6 AND 7, CAROLINE-STREET, AXD 19, AND 49, BUTE-STREET, CARDIFF, Have always a Large Stock of MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CLOTHING, NEW AND SECOND HAND WATCHES, JEWELLERY, GUNS, BOOTS, BLANKETS, SHEETS, QUILTS, &c,. At the Lowest Possible Prices. SEAMEN'S ADVANCE NOTES CASHED. Most Money lent on all descriptions of Valuable Property, at 4d. per J6 per month WATERLOO HOUSE, HIGH STREET, BARRY. STATIONERY OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. WELSH AND OTHER BOOKS IN STOCK. DRAPERY & FANCY GOODS —— WOOLS AND YARNS. TRY THE WATERLOO YARN. [2 (A CARD.) MR J.A. 0 WEN ARCHITECT AND SURVEYOR, 5, VERE STREET '■(Opposite the Local Board Office,) CAD OX TON, BARRY. FURNISH ON OUR NEW KiRE SYSTEM. HOUSES OR APARTMENTS Completely Furnished on a New System A DOPTED solely by us, whereby all publicity, exposure, and enquiries usually made by ether companies are dispensed with. -1 WE HAVE AX IMMENSE STOCK HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE OF CHEAP AND SUPERIOR QUALITY. JA11 Goods sold on the Hire System at READY-MONEY PRICES. WE MAKE NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR CREDIT, AND ALL GOODS SENT HOME IN A PRIVATE VAN FREE ,OF CHARGE. No Stamp or Agreement Charges made no Bill of Sale everything private. Arrangements com- pleted without delay, and being Manufacturers, WE GUARANTEE QUALITY, And will undertake to supply Furniture, etc., At 10 per cent. less than any price list issued by any firm in Cardiff. ELEVEN SHOW ROOMS. Call and inspect our IMMENSE STOCK, and com- pare Prices before purchasing elsewhere. WE SUPPLY J00'WORTH FOR 2S"()D' WEEKLY. £10 WORTH FOR 4S WEEKLY. £15 WORTH FOR 5S WEEKLY £20 WORTH PORl()S WEELKY. And so on in proportion. Special terms for larger quantities. No objectionable agreements used. PLEASE NOTE THE ADDRESS South Wales Furnishing Co., 31, CASTLE STREET i:°pp..):3ite tlw Castle), CARD IFF. £100 TO BE GIVEN AWAY BEFORE AXD AFTER CHRISTMAS AT BISHOP'S NOTED BOOT SHOP FOR ONE MONTH OXLY. INSTEAD OF ALMANACKS. EVERYONE PURCHASING GOODS to the! JLJ value of Six Shillings and Upwards will get a Ticket for One Shilling, which can be presented at any time in part payment for goods bought, commencing December 12th. N.B.—This is genuine, ns a great many of G. B.'s customers will remember the presents given a way last year. Bring your REPAIRS to this Shop, and do not forget the address— Gr. B 1 8 11 0 p' PRACTICAL BOOTMAKER AND REFAIRER, HOLTON-ROAD, BARRY DOCK. [65 PIANOS, ORGANS, PIANOS. CHEAPEST HOUSE IN THE TRADE. Pianos from lOs. 6d. Monthly, Organs from 5s. Monthly. The Public are invited to inspect R. J. HEATH & SONS' STOCK OF PIANOS, ORGANS, &C., As pounds will be saved by placing their orders with them. 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Sold by j Chemists. :&c.. or direct of KERNICK and SON. j Wholesale Druggists, 12, New-street. Cardiff. MOVE OFTEN! MOVE OFTEN! And before doing so, please consult B E° J. JONES, WHO KEEPS VANS OF ALL SIZES To suit the Cottage as well as the Palace. You can have your FUpiTDp REMOVED To all parts of the Kingdom without any risk or trouble to the Owner. "From John O'Groafs to Lands End." ESTIMATES FREE. EE?3 JftMW but Hrprr lencA Packc-re sottt ext. Orders taken at Messrs. JONES & Co., CORN MERCHANT, PEXARTH., And at The GOLDEN KEY GROCERY STORES,1 HOLTON ROAD, BARRY DOCK. CHIEF OFFICE :— GOLDEN KEY, MAIN STREET, CADOXTOX J. JONES, Proprietor of the I0TED "TAIT rurarruBE YMS.H I PONIES AND TRAPS ON HillE. j HAULAGE DOSE. GRIFFITHS, B. G. LIVER PILLS, Why do you suffer from Indigestion; ^fcy do you suffer from Bile Why do you suffer from Depression of Spirits ? Why do you suffer from Pains between the SHOULD?? Blades, Wind in the Stomach. Nasty Taste in your Mouth in the Morning, Constipation, Bilious Headaches, Los3 of Appetite, and NERVOUS Affections The whole of the above symptoms are caused by A sluggish and torpid liver, and as a vory lage NUMBER of adults suffer to a more or less extent from a sluygish liver, it becomes to the public generally r. matter of great necessity that we should know of some medicine which, by removing the cause, will also rer,ve the effects produced by a slow or torpid liver. It would be necessary tha.t such a medicine would have the power of gently stimulating the liver, opening its clogged passages, and promoting the secretion of healthv bile All those properties are to be found in (GRIFFITHS' B. G. LIVER PILLS, which are prepared from purely vegetable ingredients. They will gently regulate the bowels, stimulate the liver, strengthen the stomach, and give tone and vigour to the digestive organs. 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Friccs: Is. lid. and 2s. 9d. per Box. If "our Chemist has not got them the Proprietor will send them, Post Free, above for prices.. [94 jKITT's RAPID PACKAGES (with MIXTURE. PILLS, and LOTION) 4s. 5rt Cures in a few days all DISCHARGES, either Constitutional or Acouired. Kidnev Troubles. Pains in the Back. CONTAINS NO J1ERCURY. LOST yiGOUR RESTORED BY KITT'S VITAL RESTORATIVE, THE GREAT REMEDY for MENTAL and PHYSICAL DEPRESSION. Invaluableto the Single and Married. 4s. 6d. The above can be obtained, post free, from KITT K CO., J MEDICAL HALL ,39, BUTE-ST., CARDIFF. j THE ATTRACTION OF THE NEIGHBOUR- HOOD Is McCANN'S Fancy Christmas Bazaar. ALL KINDS OF TOYS AND DOLLS AT POPULAR PRICES. THOUSANDS TO CHOOSE FROM. TOYS FOR SCHOOL TREATS SUPPLIED AT WHOLESALE PRICES. Come and See Toys of Every Description at MCC ANN'S, HOLTON-I-TOAD, BARRY DOCK. [41 E. DAVID, FAMILY BUTCHER, ADDRESS VERE STREET, CADOXTON. WISHES to thank his numerous Customers for l T their patronage in the past. and hopes, by continuing to supply them with the Best Goods, to merit their continued sunport. [19 WILLIAMS, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BORK I BUTCHERS,, 43, VERE-STREET, CADOXTON. FRESH SAUSAGES DiAILY. Terms—Cash. "21 E rl 0 RAY. GROCER, TEA DEALER, FLOUR AND PROVISION FACTOR MAINDY HOUSE, VERE STREET, ADOXTON. PellE HOME-.AIADF BUZAD. USE ONLY POTHERS-ILL'S TOBACCO AND OIG-ARS. 4. STUART HALL, HAYES, CARDIFF. [39
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