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MERTHYR TYDFIL URBAN DISTRICT…

MERTHYR TYDFIL SCHOOL BOARD.

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MERTHYR TYDFIL.

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Family Notices

THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH, 1896.

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THE Royal Commission appointed to consider the question of Relief of Agriculture have presented their report. There is a majority report and a minority report. The former suggests three re- medies 1, the abolition of the anomalies in the incidence of the Land Tax 2, loans for agricul- tural improvements; 3, land to be assessed for local purposes at one-fourth its ratable value, the remaining three-fourths to come from Imperial sources. The landlords are thus to be generously treated. If the Commission's third remedy is adopted by the Government, the owners of land will be relieved, it is calculated, of something like two and a half millions a year. That sum will have to be made good by the toiling masses of the towns. The poor fellows who cut coal, tend the furnace, and ply the loom will be heavily taxed in order to keep the landed aristocracy in the enjoyment of its luxuries. The Tories boast, says the HV^- minster Gar.ette, that they represent all the large I centres of population, and there is, unfortunately, a good deal of truth in their contention. Are they going to, and can they, justify supporting a scheme which is to rob these towns to pay the landlords The minority report may be regarded as giving the Liberal view of the matter. Mr. Shaw Lefevre, Lord Rendel, and Sir H. Giffcn are not averse to Land Tax reform. They point out, however, that the tithe is a far heavier burden, and they are of opinion it should be reduced. As regards local taxation, the grievance is not the total amount, but the inequality between various parts of the country this inequality, they recom- mend, should be redressed by State assistance. They do not concur with the majority in recom- mending that subventions from the State should be granted to the occupiers of land only in the shape of three-fourths of the poor rate. This would practically mean a national poor rate.

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|SPAllKS FROM THE ANVIL.

IMUSICAL GOSSIP.

M EET OF THE LLANWONNO HOUNDS.

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