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BARRY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.
Baa BARRY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. The customary fortnightly meeting of the Barry School Board was held at the Cadoxton Board Schools on Monday afternoon at two o'clock. There were present Mr. John Lowdon (chairman), Dr. O'Donnell, Rev. J. Price, and Messrs. E. F. Blackmore. Oliver Jenkins, and W. H. Lewis (ilerk).—The Chairman brought up the question of organising central classes for the teachers for the purposes of making the teachers more pro- ficient in their work. The Board had neglected this in the past, but it was their duty to take the matter up. The minimum hours for the instruc- tion were five per week. It was a shame to the Board that their record in this matter had been so bad.-After a long discussion it was decided that the Chairman, Mr. Blackmore. and Rev. J. Price be appointed a committee, with the headmasters, to formulate a scheme.-On the application of Mr. Higman, headmaster of the Holton Schools, it was decided unanimously to grant the use of the school to Mr. Higman two evenings per week for the purpose of teaching some of the children subjects which were not permissible during- school hours. — The Chairman said the next business on the agenda was to consider the advisability of appointing an additional attendance officer. The report of the attendance officer on the subject had been considered by the Board, and circulated amongst the members. His (the chairman's) view from the first had been that in a district like theirs, -scattered as it was—half the people coming and going as they did—one man would not be able to keep°the schoools full as thev ought to be. It was a matter of very serious consequence now. because a great portion of their income depended upon the attendance at the schools. The school accommoda- tion had been very much below what it ought to be. so that they knew there had been for the last two years numbers of children who had been running wild. It would be difficult now to get them to attend school, and for twelve months at least it would be exceedingly difficult to keep them in school.—The Rev. J. Price said he noticed that the attendance officer had stated that the population in this district which one officer had to deal with was greater than one attendance officer had under his jurisdiction in Cardiff. However, he maintained that it was just the reverse.-The Chairman, dur- ing some further discussion, said that if the board were going to have large grants it would be neces- sary to have another officer.—Mr. Oliver Jenkins pointed out that Mr. Seig was asking for another officer before he really knew what the work was.— Rev. J. Price Hear, hear.—The Chairman main- tained that if the members were looking at it from a financial point of view, even then b the board would be gainers, as regular attendance meant in- creased revenue. Certainly he would not recom- mend that the additional officer's salary should be more than £ <>0.—Mr. E. F. Blackmore thought it was premature to appoint another officer, as the new one had only just entered on his duties, and consequently hardly knew what the work was. He also pointed out that as a board they had only just raised the position from that of £ 25 for a person who only devoted part of his time to the work. to a salary of £ §0 to a person who devoted the whole of his time to the duties. He thought it would be well for them to wait six months at least, and see how matters worked in the meantime. As a mat- ter of fact they did not really know yet what one man could do. He did not believe even now that they would have accommodation for all the child- ren of school age in the district, and whose absence they would have to wink at because there would be no room.—Dr. O'Donnell said the manner in which the work had been done, and the way in which the work was to be done. would admit of no comparison. — The Chairman agreed, and said that practically the work had not yet been done at all.—Mr. Blackmore pointed out that the census of the children which Mr. Seig was preparing would be done by the end of January, so that he would then be enabled to devote his time to the school attendance work.—The Chair- man If the Board does its duty, every child in that census ought to be hunted up properly and continually. It means an immense amount of clerical work if it is to be done as it should be. I say that we are going to make money by ap- pointing another attendance omcer,—Eventually it was decided, on the motion of the Rev. J. Price. seconded by Mr. 0. Jenkins, to defer further con- sideration of the question until the census is com- pleted. The following applied for the vacancy of caretakers for the Holton-road Schools Mr and Mrs. Wilson, 38, High-street, Barry and Mr. and Mrs. J. Diamond, Barry-road, Cadoxton. The former couple were unanimously appointed.- After a long discussion, in the course of which all the members present joined, it was unanimously decided to accede to the request of a deputation of ministers which waited upon the Board at their previous meeting, to allow a thoroughly qualified lecturer from the Sunday School Union to address the children after school hours on the physiologi- cal aspect of temperance. Attendance at the lectures on the part of the children will be purely optional.—Mr. A. Seig, the school attendance officer. reported on the progress of his census work as follows :—Number of families in 638 houses (where there were children). 702 children under three years of age, 545 children between three &nd 13 years, 1,234 total children, 1,779; number of children not attending school between three and five years, 229 between three and 13, 274 total, 503 number of houses empty and approach- ing completion, 275. Mr. Seig asked whether he was to continue with the census, or proceed with some of the attendance work, and said the amount of work was simply bewildering. if it had to be done.-The Chairman, in corroborating this, said the district was a most exceptional one some of the members seemed not to grasp that fact.—Mr. Price moved that the census be proceeded with. and that visiting for the present be done by Mr. Grimths.—Mr. Blackmore seconded, and it was agreed to.—Mr. Blackmore drew attention to the report of an interview with Mr. Seig. which had appeared in a contemporary, and in which the attendance officer had said that he strongly denounced the practice on the part of masters in many districts in replacing backward pupils in standards which they had already passed in. and said he had known of many cases in which children had thus been examined two or three times in succession in the same standards. This system, he urged, was decidedly injurious, for it -only meant the maintenance of the personal repu- tation and interests of the teachers at the expense of the education of the children, and he hoped the practice would never be introduced into the Barry and Cadoxton district." He (Mr. Blackmore) de- sired to ask if that was a correct report, and if so, whether Mr. Seig had any particular reason for making the remark he did. For his part he thought p I the words used were ill-advised. Mr. Seig had just come into the district, and he did not yet know the teachers. Either it was entirely irrele- vant matter or it could very fairly be taken as a sort of covert warning. It was quite possible that some persons reading it might think that the Board's teachers had been adopting unfair measures. -The Chairman said he did not think so.—Mr. Seig, who said he did not know that what he had said to the reporter was to have been put in the paper, said the matter had arisen in conversaion because that very week, in the South Wales Star, a report had appeared to the effect that the Ystrad School Board had been compelled to condemn certain teachers be- cause they had done so. The conversation was most casual, and he did not think that it was going into print.—The matter shortly afterwards dropped.—The Architect (Mr. G. Thomas) reported that the Holton-road new schools wouU be ready for opening by the 11th inst.-It was decided to circulate handbills letting the parents know that the sehools would be opened, and announcing that the schools would be open for inspection between two and four o'clock on Saturday afternoon noxt. —Mr. Blackmore and the Rev. J. Price were deputed to formulate a scheme for the religious examinations in the schools at Easter.—A couple of clocks for the Holton-road schools were ordered to be obtained from Mr. F. J. Greener. Vere-street. Cadoxton.—The following cheques were ordered to be paid :—Mr. W. Symonds. on account of the Holton schools contract, £ 1,000 Messrs. Seward and Thomas, on account of architects' commission, £ 200 Messrs. J. Phillips and Co., Cadoxton, iron- mongery, £ 4 7s. 8d.—Thi; was the principal business.
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LIBERAL DEMONSTRATION AT OGrMORE…
LIBERAL DEMONSTRATION AT OGrMORE VALLEY. MEETINGS AT TYNEWYDD AND JTANTYMOEL. SPEECHES BY MR. S. T. EVANS, M.P.. AND MAJOR JONES. On Monday last the hon. member for Mid- Glamorgan—Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P.—paid a visit to the Ogmore Valley portion of his constituency. accompanied by Major E. R. Jones, the selected candidate for the Carmarthen boroughs. Their arrival by the one o'clock train was waited by a large and enthusiastic crowd, who completely lined the street, the hon. member being driven to the residence of Dr. J. H. Thomas. The Pontv- cymmer Brass Band led the processionists, and lent a distinct harmony to the enthusiastic cheer- ing as their member drove up. About 2.30 a meeting was held at Bethel Independent Chapel, the sacred edifice being filled to its utmost capacity by a large and enthusiastic audicnce. Dr. D. J. Thomas was voted to the chair, and he was supported on the platform by Messrs. S. T. Evans, M.P., Major Jones, T. W. Job, John Wil- liams. and D. Evans. The Chairman at the outset dwelt upon the satis- faction of meeting their member for the first time since his election. This satisfaction was rendered greater by the successful career he had pursued at St. Stephen's. He read a letter from Mr. A. J. Williams, M.P. for South Glamorgan, expressing his sorrow at not being well enough, although re- covering. to venture there in that weather, owing to the fact that he would be obliged to drive there and back, because he could not wait for a train. He hoped they would have a successful meeting. (Cheers ) Mr. D. Evans proposed the following resolu- tion :— That this meeting expresses its unabated confidence in our illustrious leader—the Right Hon. W. B. Glad- stone—and earnestly pray that his life may be spared to pass the great measures of Home Rule and Dis- establishment. Mr. John Allen seconded in a neat speech. Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P., was called upon to sup- port the same. Ho said they could rjjoice at this season of the year that the clouds which ominously hung over their industry had been removed. (Cheers.) The hon. member then proceeded to give an account of his stewardship. In speaking particularly of labour he said he favoured the for- mation of a labour party, hut he hoped it would be within the fold of Liberalism, as he believed the Liberal party had been to all intents and purposes the labour party of the past. If the Liberal party a.t any time failed to meet the just demands of the labour community he would deem it his duty to desert the Liberal ranks and join hands with the labour party. Referring to free education, he said that the measure was based upon the principle of compulsory education passed in 1870 by the Liberal party. Yv hen the Free Education Bill was brought forward only half the Tory members had the courage to vote on the same—the other half stayed at home—and the Liberal party voted with one voice in favour of the Bill. He commented on the mark of selfishness stamped on every speech delivered by Mr. Chamberlain. In his speech in Cardiganshire recently he used the word I no less than 240 times. (Laughter and applause.) In another speech recently delivered he used it 199 times not quite so many. They were not likely to follow him. (u X 0, no.") They would prefer following the party who could and would grant them the measure of Disestablishment and Disen- dowment for the Principality. If this party would not grant them their measure at the given time, then the time had come when they should put their foot down in the House of Commons, and say We will not vete for the Liberal party unless there is some indication of our measure for Disestablish- ment being brought forward. (Hear, hear.) After dealing with Disestablishment at length, the speaker concluded by saying it was for them to say whether the one who represented them then should do so again or not. If they would so think fit to send him back, he would continue to take an interest and work as a member ought to—for their benefit as well as that of their country. The resolution having been unanimously carried, Mr. John Williams (Xantymoel) moved the next resolution :— That this meeting expresses its hearty thanks to their hon. member for the energetic manner in which he had fulfilled his duties in the last session, especially regarding labour reforms, and pledges itself at the next general election to return him triumphantly. Mr. Evan Griffiths seconded the resolution. Major Jones supported in a very eloquent address, which was enthusiastically received. A vote of thanks was then passed to Major Jones and Dr. Thomas, the former for his attendance and the latter for presiding, terminating the meeting. A brass band awaited the termination of the meeting, and the large concourse filed out and formed themselves into procession. Mr. S. T. Evans and Major Jones were conveyed at the head in a trap, down toTynewydd, at Bethlehem Baptist Chapel another meeting being announced, Mr. W m. Llewellyn presided, and there was a good attend- ance. Mr. Edge moved the first resolution, urging upon the representatives of neighbouring counties to up- hold any measures for the benefit of the working classes. Mr. John Hodgson having seconded, Ma j or Jones supported. He was enthusiastically received. He thought that standing on the thres- hold of another year they may congratulate them- selves upon what on the whole may be designated as a successful year. (Hear, hear.) To the manu- facturer, as well as to the working man, the year had been fairly satisfactory. They knew that according to the teachings of political economists there was a swinging pendulum and return sweep commencing once in every ten years. He was afraid they would have to recognise the fact that the swinging pendulum had commenced to take a backward sweep. Against this, however, the very organisations, for the most part at all events, of skilled workmen, had been able through the wis- dom and discretion of their leaders to stem the movement towards the reduction of wages during the year that had just closed. The only exception to the rule was on the Clyde, where the shipbuilders came out on strike. Officers of the chief engineer- ing and shipbuilding works tendered their services with a view to a settlement of that question, but the Clyde workmen declined to accept their views —declined to accept what was considered a satis- factory settlement of the question, and the men came out on strike. He was happy to be in a posi- tion to say, however, that the men having now joined an organisation there was no great danger of anything of that kind taking place in the future. (Hear, hear.) He looked upon organisation of labour as one of" the most potent factors towards bringing about a condition of things where there will be a very even distribution of burdens and benefits of life and of society than we are at present enjoying. (Hear, hear.) No man who contemplates the right condition of things can contemplate a strike without serious misgivings and careful consideration. He was not among those who decried strikes altogether. He thought there were ques- tions worth fighting for. He ageed with the proposition of Mr. Wendell Phillips—" Peace, if possible justice at any price." (Cheers.) In a cause of this kind they must be tacticians. They must not go to war unless they had an equal chance of winning. Strikes against reduction of wages had invariably failed upon a falling market, and it was for this reason they ought to be specially grateful for the very admirable settlement they had secured in connection with the sliding-scale a few days ago. (Cheers.) The great question in organisation of men was to got men of ability, of education, and, above all, men of character. Character, after all. was the proudest possession, though often lost in the race of life., So long as they had at the head of the organisations men of character, they might depend upon it their interest would be safely guarded. Another means towards the elevation of the condition of the working classes was the great machinery of education. They were aware that they at present had free education. Well, unfortunately, in giving free education, seeing that the disestablishment and disendowment was on the threshold, Lord Salis- bury's Government did their best to endow the schools. By granting free education to the people they were opening the professions to the working classes, as well as the middle and the upper classes, by making it possible for the children of the poor to enter the legal, medical, or ministerial professions. They were by that means hastening the period when they would have a greater mea- sure of equality, both sociaFy and otherwise, in this country. The next thing to ameliorate the condition of the people in the country was to rivet the agricultural labour on the land. If there was agricultural depression and at the same time prosperity in the industrial districts, people left the agricultural districts and flocked into towns and colliery districts. If they had a more work- able Allotments Act. so as to give the agricultural labourer some stake in the country, they would confer a benefit upon him and prevent the flood- ing of the labour market and the consequent re- duction in prices. (Cheers.) The life of an agricultural labourer was about the most doleful and uninteresting life they could ever imagine. They wanted to elevate him the same as the other classes of the community. They had had in Wales quite a sprinkling of men in the first rank of the Tory party. They received a visit from Sir Ed- ward Clarke in support of the Unionist candida.- ture of Mr. Gunn. and recently they had a visit from Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, a man who some time ago they were proud to look upon as the champion of the disestablishment and disendow- ment cause in Wales. No man. on contemplation, could examine the recent conduct of Mr. Chamber- lain without being perfectly astounded. He was quite sure that in that place of worship they had not many who visited horse races, but those who by chance may have visited them could have seen on the outskirts of the crowd certain people with tables covered with oilcloth, on which they manipu- lated three cards, This was called the three-card trick," and the manipulators endeavoured to in- duce people to place money on a certain card. Mr. Chamberlain was hanging on the outskirts of the Liberal camp, and he tried his best to win the Welsh people by the three card trick. One card was No Popery," the other card "Peace," and the other Religious equality." But the Welsh people were not a race of gamblers —they were not going to put their money on cards of any kind. much less cards played by Mr. Chamberlain. Mr. Chamberlain came to Wales and tried to thwart the desires of the Irish people by raising up deno- l minational bigotry against the Catholics of Ire- land. That was amongst the most degraded things that any politicians of the first rank could do. That was the Xo Popery card. The next card was in order to secure peace and concord and con- tentment in. Ireland. They must oppose Home Rule, Mr. Chamberlain told them, because, if they gave Home Rule to Ireland, they would be causing a revolution in Ulster. A handful of people, for- sooth. going to raise up in arms against the greatest empire in the world They could not contemplate the third card without coming to the conclusion that Mr. Chamberlain had taken leave of his reason. (Laughter and applause.) He (Mr. Cham- berlain) asked them in this division to turn their backs upon 011^3 of the bravest, one of the ablest, self-reliant, and eloquent members that had ever I been returned from Wales. He asked them to re- turn a Tory into Parliament, and he told them, forsooth, that >vas the way to get Disestablishment and Disendoivment. He presumed Mr. Chamber- lain meant that if they returned him into power, and fought under his flag, they would have Dis- establishment. They were not going to wait so long. They -were going to have religious equality from such self-reliant men as Mr. Sam Evans. Mr. Tom Ellis, and others. (Cheers.) He should not be at all sorry if a very considerable measure of Home Rule were conceded to Wales. One of the things they were entitled to, at all events, was that the people of the country, and especially in essentially Welsh districts, should be tried in their own languages. (Applause.) He then touched upon the Local Option Bill, royalties on minerals. and the payment of members of Parliament, ap- proving of each principle. He concluded by thank- ing- them for the hearty reception he had received. (Cheers.) Councillor John Williams then moved a resolu- tion urging upon those present the necessity of organization now that they were on the eve of a general election. Mr. T. W. Job seconded, and Mr. S. T. Evans having supported the usual votes of thanks ter- minated a very successful meeting.
OGMORE AND GARYV LOCAL BOARD.
OGMORE AND GARYV LOCAL BOARD. The annual meeting of this Board was held at the Fox and Hounds, Brynmenin, on Tuesday, when there were present Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins (chairman), Dr. E. J. Parry, Messrs. Thomas Lewis, W. Llewellyn, John Jones, D. Edwards, Jenkin Williams, Thomas Jones, S. H. Stockwood (clerk), and H. Dawkin Williams (surveyor).—It was re- ported that the Board ba-d a balance at the bank of £ 71 10s. 9d. MR. MADDOCK. ALSTD THE BOARD. The Surveyor reported that Mr. Jonathan Maddock had not complied with the order of the Board to remove paving and channelling now placed on the street at Oxford-street, Ponty- cymmer.—The Chairman moved that he be written to again, and if the obstruction was not removed within seven days he would be prosecuted.—Mr. Thomas Lewis seconded, and it was carried. GARW WORKS COMMITTEE. This committee at a meeting held decided upon the following recommendations :—That the tender of William Martin, Blaenganv, be accepted, it being the lowest, for lighting tliat division. That the tenders for Pontycymmer and Pontyrhil lighting received from George Balds, Pontycymmer, be accepted, no other person having tendered. That the present time table for lighting and extinguish- iag the lamps be altered as regards time of lighting from "finish to light" in lieu of to begin to light." That after discussing the question of purchasing a stone-crusher and placing the same at such a place convenient to sending stone to all parts of the dis- trict of your Board, that it be further deferred, and in the meantime the Surveyor obtain cinders for Tydu-road, and also order 500 yards of lump lime- stone for the streets.—This report was received and adopted. OGilIORE WORKS COMMITTEE. This committee recommended that the tender re- ceived from John Williams, lamplighter, Xanty- moel, for the lighting of that division, be accepted, the Surveyor reporting that Richard Giles, whose tender for the same division v^as accepted at the last meeting, had now been withdrawn, as he could not leave his present employment. That the bye-laws of the proposed recreation grounds at Tynewydd and Nantymoel, as read, be referred to the elerk for further alterations and additions. That the surveyor be authorised to order 100 yards of limestone for Tynewydd and N&tttymoel. That the surveyor see about turning the course of the water now running down on to the Aber road from an old level above Aber House, and that the clerk be instructed to write to the Aber Company, point- ing out tho danger of tipping above the road, as it only tends to further force the present land slips near the entrance to Aber House.—This report was also received and adopted as read. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported that the newly-appointed lamp-lighter at Nantymoel had neglected to light the lamps for several nights, and the Place was left in total darkness in consequence. lIe had made arrangements with Rees Thomas to have the light- ing carried out. The lamps at Tynewydd, especial- ly on the Aber road on the 2Sth and 30th December, had been left without being lighted. He bad called the lamp-lighter's attention to the matter, but re- ceived no explanation. However, the lighting was now being looked after in the usual way- A landslip had taken place on the roadside near Tylagwyn Baptist Chapel, Garw Yalley, and he had caused the post and wire fence to be erected for the protection. He submitted plans, sections and estimate for private improvements at Gr^'feg-road, Braichycymmer he had had a section ol a ground taken from the source of the water supply at Graig-v-defaid to the village of Bettws, and had fully examined the present line of pipes carrying the water to the fountain near the Macky/orth Arms. He found that the pipes were in a dilapidated condition and obstructed. lIe had caused excavations to be made at the source, and found that a very good spring existed, whicll. if stored by means of stone cement, would give a sufficient and constant daily supply, and would enable them to erect another supplemental SUpply near the centre of the village and at a higher level than the present fountain.—The report was adopted.
COITY SCHOOL BOARD.
COITY SCHOOL BOARD. THE LATE SCHOOLMASTER AGAI> This Board held its monthly. meeting at the school on Monday, when the following members were present:—Rev. F. W. Edmondes (chair»iaU), Messrs, D. Phillips (vice-chairman), Geo. Silver, and Evan John.—After the several accounts had been presented and passed, the Clerk read the following letter from the recently deposed master :— Coity, Bridgend, January, 1892- To the Members of the Coity School Board. GENTLEMEN.—Inasmuch as your chairman is re- ported to have made a special mention of my con(h10t at your last Board meeting, I must respectfully ask his reverence (in fairness and justice to myself, also that the public may judge of the gravity of the oii'ences) to Bet forth and explain the omissions and commissions of my recent conduct. He the allegations made by your vice-chairman, I shall treat them with silent contempt. Whatever my faults have been in the past, I left the service of the Board without attempt- insr to embezzle or appropriate any public "moneys,' which fact my testimonials will bear out. Wishing the Board a happy and prosperous new year, I remain, Gentlemen, yours respectfully, E. E. PHTHRS. The Board laughed heartily during the reading of the letter, and did not consider it necessary to answer it. MOUE WINDOWS BROKEN. Several of the windows of the school having been broken during the absence of the master, it was resolved, on the proposition of Mr. George Singer, seconded by the Vice-Chairman, that the matter be put into the hands of the police, and that £1 reward be offered for the conviction of the offender or offenders. The Clerk reported that he had received an acknowledgment of his letter to the Education Department, but no definite answer.—This was all the business of importallce. -;rrtï.
BANQUET OF RAILWAY EMPLOYEES…
BANQUET OF RAILWAY EMPLOYEES AT ABERKENFIG, SPEECH BY MR. T. J. HUGHES. The annual banquet of the officials and servants of the Great Western Railway Co. (Llynvi and Ogmore Section) was held at the Star Hotel, Aberkenfig, on Monday evening last, A large number of the employees and invited guest were present, and did ample justice to an excellent re- past provided by mine host of the Star. The president of the evening (Mr. Morgan John) was regretfully absent though ill-health. His place was, however, well-filled by Major Thomas, of Hall, who. in apologising for the absence of Mr. John, read a letter from that gentleman, enclosing a cheque for two guineas towards the fund, which was received with cheers. Among the invited guests were Drs. Thomas and Dick. Messrs. T. J. Hughes, W. John. Evan David, J. Hitchings, M. Maloney, J. Telling, kc. After the cloth had been removed, Dr. Thomas (medical officer to the Great Western Railway Provident Society for the dis- trict) took the vice-chair, and the programme of toasts and songs was proceeded with.—The toast of the Queen and Royal Family" having been put from the chair, and drunk with enthusiasm, to the straint of the Xational Anthem, Major Thomas called upon the company to charge their glasses and drink success to the "Great Western Railway Officials and Servants," a call which was responded to con amove, and with musical honours. Coupled with the toast were Mr. Davev and Mr. John Smith.—Mr. Davey, in responding, paid a tribute to the Great Western Railway Co.. and re- ferred to recent privileges accorded to the em- ployees. notably the grant of free leave passes and Sunday pay for servants of all grades and re- ferred feelingly to the loss sustained by the dis- trict through the death of their late respected superintendent. Mr. Routledge.—Mr. Smith re- ferred to his 17 years' experience amongst the men. and testified to his high appreciation of their uniform readiness and capability, and concluded with an earnest expression of goodwill for their welfare. The next toast was that of the Army, Navy, and Reserve Forces," proposed by Dr. Thomas, who referred shortly to the various branches of the ser- vice, and to the pluck and valour that had always been shown in past days by our brave defenders on sea and land.—The toast was responded to with musical honours, the company joining heartily in the refrain of the patriotic song, Red, White, and Bluc.Lieutenant W. John, in responding, urged the young men of the district to join the local volunteer force, so that they might receive the advantages of discipline and mutual intercourse. —Sergeant-Instructor Corr also briefly responded for the Army. The Chairman then submitted the toast of the Clergy and Ministers of all Denominations."— Mr. J. H. Lewis responded, and in a few well- chosen sentences referred to them as the heroes of peace, not less bravo and renowned than the heroes of war who had previously been toasted. The Town and Trade of Aberkenng and Tondu u was next proposed by Mr. John.—Mr. Maloney re- sponded, and in a neat, humorous speech, referred to the recent settlement of the colliers' disagree- ments, and expressed his confident belief that the district was never more healthy from a commercial point of view.—Mr. Hitchings also briefly replied. Mr. David then proposed the toast of The Visitors," coupled with the name of Mr. T. J. Hughes.—The toast having been received with musical honours, Mr. Hughes was called upon to respond.—Mr. Hughes. after expressing on behalf of all the visitors and himself their thanks for the hospitality shewn them, said there were two reasons which induced him to readily accept their kind invitation to be present. First of all. that he might express, however unworthily, the regard he had always felt towards railway employees every- where, but especially in his own district, with whom he so often came into contact; and. secondly, that he might affirm, by his presence and sympathy, the principle to which he had always adhered, that legitimate and proper union and combination of workingmen was both proper and beneficial, and afforded that pro- tection which was necessary for their interest and welfare. Mr. Hughes then proceeded to refer in detail to the enormous growth of the railway system of the county, and to the very large pro- portion of the entire population which was directly and indirectly connected with it. Quot- ing from recent returns, the speaker shewed that the number of persons engaged in the various rail- way systems was no less than 375,000. and adding to these the number of persons dependent upon them as families, and also the large body of men employed at collieries, ironworks, &c., who were mainly dependent for a livilihood on the railway industry, the figures became very striking, and went to prove that about one-sixtieth of tho entire population looked for their bread and cheese from railway organisations.—Some interesting- statistics were then given by Mr. Hughes in proof of the gigantic strides of railway enterprise during the past 40 years, details being given of the mileage number of passengers carried, and total receipts for the last four decades. It was a noteworthy fact for Glamorganshire men, that practically the first railway Act ever passed was that obtained in 1804, for the construction of the Swansea and Oystermouth Railway, and that in the same year a trial trip of Trevethick's patent locomotive was made at Pendarren, Merthyr on which occasion the locomotive carried no less than 10 tons of iron and 70 persons for the enormous distance of nine miles—(laughter)—and this was considered such a marvel that the Swansea Act was at once ob- tained. (Renewed laughter.) The tremendous figures he had quoted could never, continued Mr. Hughes, have been achieved were it not for the steady perseverence shewn, and the good work done, not only by the big wigs," but by the rank and file of railway men. (Applause.) They could not all be top-sawyers," and general managers, but their work was none the less important as going to form a grand and glorious result of what the perhaps dull routine of daily duty could accom- plish. (Loud applause.) After a humorous com- parison of after-dinner speeches and songs, with the youthful powder" well covered with jam, Mr. Hughes concluded by wishing all the railway men present a Happy New Year, and expressed the earnest hope that they might all be spared from accident and sickness throughout the year 1892. and that the visitors might (if the invitation of that evening was repeated) meet them all at the birth of 1S93, under the same happy auspices. (Loud applause.) The remaining toasts were The Press." appro- priately proposed by Mr.- J. W. Edwards, and the Host and Hostess," put from the Chair, and drunk with musical honours. During the evening- some capital songs were rendered by Messrs. Probyn. Wright, J. Mead. Jenkins, Cook. Jones, F. Mead, North. Telling and Smith. Mr. G. Harrington also recited The Charge of the Six Hundred with illuf,h power. Mr. J. H. Lewis (Llew Aber) as accompanist acquitted himself with his usual ability. The arrangements of the committee were ably carried out by the local secretary, assisted by Mr. Trenwith and others, and the proceedings, which were throughout of the heartiest description, did not terminate until a late hour.
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