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ACCIDENT AT DOWLAIS

THE MERTHYR WOMEN'S LIBERAL…

" THE GRIP OF IRON.

SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL.

POXTSTICILL WATER QUESTION.

MERTHYR SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.

QUAKERS' YARD.

ASSAULTING COUNTY COURT BAILIFFS.

j HOPE MI TT:AT, IMPROVEMENT…

I POLICE CorKT.

MARKET SQUARE CIIATET. ANNUAL…

! CONCERT.

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! ! TEMPERANCE AT DOWLAIS.

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THE POINTS AT ISSUE.

MERTHYR.

To the Editor.

To the Editor of the Merikjtr…

To the Editor.

To the Editor.

HAVE THE QUAKER'S YARD PEOPLE…

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER.

'T [ BY THE WAY.

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ITEA.

SrccKSs.

SrocESS.

A DAKGEBOVS SCBSIPEN'CE.

jCOAT. CONTRACT.

I JHWKA MON.

!THE Inos A',I) STKEI. TRADE.

) TABERKACLK TKMPEEAVCK SOCIETY.

J YOTF. OF COX!>OLEXCE.

MARKET SOT A HI: MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT…

j LLANDOVERY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31ST, 1895.…

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the aforementioned cheap popularity, by denounc- ing him up hill and down dale. The remedy is to pasa a resolution that he is to live in some other F»laee, and be done with the business. Councils, ike private employers, should treat those in their employ with consideration and courtesy. Else their service will be shunned by men of high standing in their various callings. They should see to it, of course, that the officials do their duty; but to subject them to the jeers of the multitude is "ot the best way to achieve that end. In another column, a correspondent blames the Merthyr officials for the condition of the streets and the dilapidated state of the pavements. This is sad- dling the wrong horse with a vengeance. The Council, and the Council only, is responsible for the disgraceful condition of our public thorough- f" l-r-ci MR. D. A. THOMAS, our senior member, says he will not leave his native constituency as long as he retains the confidence of the electors. He does hot want to go to Cardiff, and he will not be per- mitted to go unless it be clearly shown that he is the only available man who can save the seat from the clutches of the Western Mail candidate. The elsh element in Cardiff needs developing and strengthening. It would be well if the Liberal Party there could get hold of a candidate of pro- nounced Nationalist convictions, a man who would inspire the Welsh people in the town with the con- suming spirit of patriotism, a man who would touch their hearts to loftier issues and nobler endeavour. The daily press of Cardiff and Swan- sea is materialising South Wales to a very con- siderable extent, and a strong, thorough-going Nationalist M.P. for Cardiff would be able, in a great measure, to stem the torrent of Philistinism. Newspapers that give pages to football, very little space to religion, and scarcely a line to literature, cannot but exercise a most injurious influence on the morals and the minds of the people. The Celts "lust wake up in South Wales, or the country will be Teutonised beyond redemption. And we know what a Teutonised Celt means. Now in Cardiff there is a chance of striking a blow for Nationalism, and if the Cardiff Liberals are wise they will take full advantage of the opportunity. C' .L THK Tories are bringing to us, for our sins, the very rag-tag and bobtail of their party. Some time ago it was Sir Ash mead Bartlett. Now it is another Tory eccentric, Colonel Howard Vincent, a man not understood or appreciated by his age and country. For some years he has been a voice of one crying in the wilderness. No one pays the slightest attention to his preaching. Though a Tory of zeal and loyalty, he might as well speak to the wild winds of heaven as to the great Tory party. They will not listen to him they will have nothing to do with his antediluvian clap-trap. If hia own party disown him, we Liberals can well afford to leave him alone. The politician who should have been born sixty years sooner, and who believes in Protection, is a negligable quantity. The only interesting thing the gallant Colonel said in his Aberdare speech was that he proposed to the lady who became his wife in the London house of Lord Aberdare. That was no doubt a proper occasion to speak of protection." Colonel Lewis, of Merthyr, congratulated the working men for returning capitalist candidates at the recent Sections in this district. We trust the compliment will be duly appreciated. In the report we received of the meeting in question there is no mention in any of the 0 speeches about Disestablishment Tho dogged silence of Tory orators on this, the '9 greatest and most important question of Welsh Politics, is a mystery which no mortal can fathom. The main part of Colonel Howard Vincent's speech Was devoted to the tinplate industry. Did he think he was in Llanclly ? There must have been a Inicf.1Tn. BI'I.LJ.'t:I":O-hn.n llÇ"l.'C.. 1 HE School Board election will be a tierce contest. Catholics and Churchmen (of the narrower school) ^ill be arrayed against the Nonconformists. The real point at issue is the efficiency of the schools. The Sectarians are raising the cry of econoiny," alid trotting out the half-crown" bogoy. But C, their real object is to diminish the efficiency of the board Schools, and drag them down to the very much lower level of the school? of the sects. This is the true aim of the Catholic and the Church party. The half-crown rate is only a pretext, & sham battle-cry to mislead the electors. Are the Nonconformists prepared to fight the battle There 11; a great deal of educative work to be done, as the rciass of the electors need to be taught what the battle is really about. The Sectarians are united, and we trust the Unsectarians will be equally united. Our Treharris friends are making a nice muddle of it, and deliberately throwing away their chance of a representation on the Board. They seem bent on proving that the democratic idea of popular representation is all humbug. NOT STARVING suggests that something should be done to render assistance at this trying season of the year to the starving poor of Merthyr. He thinks a pCllny dinner would be a welcome boon to a great number of our poorer people, and that it *ould be well to provide soup at a cheap rate. We trust that the suggestion will be taken up by the ministers and the churches. If a'start is made the Public would respond generously to an appeal for "tip. Let the matter be taken in hand, and that without a single hour's avoidable delay. AKER.UIA.V is girding up its loins for the fray, and Renting the battle from afar off. A meeting of c ratepayers has been held, where several important local questions came on for discussion. Many a.nd J*arious are the reforms needed, reforms affecting both the quick and the dead. The people want better roads to travel while they still have the breath of life in their nostrils, and a better resting place for their weary bones when their spirits have taken their flight to The undiscovered country, from whose bourn No traveller returns. In other words, they want a public cemetery, and it road to Cwmbach. They will not get cither for some time, and without persistent fighting, if we may judge from the remarks made at their last meeting by the Aberdare councillors. Let every loyal Aberamanitc attend the public meeting next I Monday. Let them be bold and plucky, and take only one thing at a time, _n_+_