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ABERDARE COUNCIL ELECTION.

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ABERDARE COUNCIL ELECTION. A good deal of interest is lieing manifested at Aber- dare in the forthcoming election of a councillor for each ward. On Wednesday evening, March 4th, the executive committee of Wards No. 1 and 2 of the Liberal and Labour Association convened a special g^neial meeting of meml>eis at Bethel Vestry-room, Trecynon, for the puriiose of deciding the policy of the Association with regard to the election Mr. Edmunds, one of the vice-presidents, presided over a small attendance. Mr. Owen Harris, Trecynon, and Mr. G. George, J.P., the retiring councillors for the Llwydcoed and Gadlys Wards respectively, were pre- sent and addressed the meeting. Several questions were asked, one of them being with reference to their opposition to the Railway Bill. Replies having been given to the questions put, it was proposed that both gentlemen be adopted as the candidates for the two wards in question, but an amendment that the matter be deferred until the following: Wednesday T:' t-S agreed to. On Thursday night a meeting of No. 3 Ward of the Liberal and Labour Association was held for the pur- pose of selecting a Liberal candidate to represent the Town Ward. Mr. Miles, one of the vice-presidents, presided over a. small attendance. Mr. Roderick, the secretary^, explained that he had written to Mr. Thomas Thomas, Graig House, the retiring councillor for the wa»d, and lie^ had replied that he did not in- tend seeking re-election. He (Mr. Roderick) had also heard it stated that Mr. J. W. Evans, solicitor, inten- ded standing as a candidate for the ward. He had consequently written to Mr. Evans upon the matter, and Mr. Evans had replied to the effect that his can- didature was subject to the consent of the Liberal Association. The meeting then proceeded to the business of nominating a candidate. Mr. J. W. Evans was proposed, aa well as Mr. David Morgan, miners' agent, and Mr. L. N. Williams, High Constable. It was decided to have a vote on the matter. The result of the first round was as follows —Mr. L. N. Williams 14, Mr. David Morgan 12, Mr. J. W. Evans 9. Mr. Evans' name was then struck out, and a vote taken between Mr. L. N. Williams and Mr. Morgan. The result was Mr. L. N. Williams 18, Mr. D. Morgan 17. Mr. Williams was accordingly nominated, and it was decided to invite him to address a meeting at Tabernacle Vestry on the following Tuesday night to state his views on political and social questions. An address was also given by Mr. Morgan Thomas, of Cardiff, who strongly advised all Liberals to vote for only Liberal candidates at the Council elections. On Friday last Mr. D. Tudor Williams, Medical Hall, was waited upon by a deputation from Gadlys Ward, asking him to come forward as a candidate for that ward. The deputation was a most influential one, embracing railway men, colliers, mechanics, and others. Tbe deputation were mast pressing in their invitation. Mr. Williams said that ne felt very much gtatified in 1>eing asked by such an influential deputa- tion to stand as a candidate. He had lived in Gadlys Ward for a long time, as they were aware, and he had the interests of that locality very much at heart. He would accept their invitation to stand because he felt greatly honoured thereby, and if elected he would do all he possibly could towards the improvement of Gadlys Ward and the town at large. He did not wish in the least to cast any reflection upon the past or present members, but he was of opinion, and it was patent to everybody else, that the interests of Gadlys Ward had been very much neglected in the past (applause). There were also several important ques- tions that had not yet been tackled by the Council. For instance, there was the question of allotments for the working classes, and the question of t free library for the town. Then again there was the question of a swimming bath at the Park, and other matters. If elected on the Council, it would be his utmost endea- vour to advocate and further all improvements, and he would be a consistent supporter of all Liberal measures the same as he had been elsewhere (applause). He would, however, impress upon them the fact that they must all work for him, or else he could not hope to win the election. If they did that he had no fear of the result. He again thanked them for the honour they had (hnehim in inviting him to stand. Mr. Phillips, the elerk to the Council, has issued the notices of election. The nominations must lie sent in on or before Monday, March 16th. The elec- tion will take place on Monday, March 30ch On Tuesday night a well-attended meeting was held at the Taliemacle Vestry for the purpose of hearing an address by Mr. 1.. N. Williams, the selected Liberal candidate for the Town Ward.—Mr. Miles, Commercial-place, was voted to the chair.—Mr. George, J.P., the retiring- councillor for the Gadlys Ward, gave an opening address at the request of the meeting. With regard to the candidature of Mr. Tudor Williams in his (Mr. George's ward) he had no doubt but that Mr. Williams would make a good member. If Mr. Tudor Williams was adopted by the Liberal Association, then he (Mr. George) would abide by that decision (hear, hear).—Mr. L. N. Williams afterwards addressed the n eeting in both English and Welsh, and was heartily received. His views were in accordance with those of the leaders of the Liberal Party, especially on the education ques- tion (applause). It would be unjust and wicked to have further State aid for voluntary schools. If the supporters of those schools wanted to teach their dogmas they should not do it at the expense of the ratepayers' money (applanse).. He (Mr. Williams) always believed that representation and taxation should go together (hear, hear). With regard to the free library question, he was in entire accord with the movement. If the scheme for a free library came up again, it would have his (Mr. Williams') most, hearty support (hear, hear). Mr. Mills said that he understood that there was a motion to come hefore the Council shortly tor increas- ing the wages of the Council's employees, although there were plenty of other people who would be ready to do the work at the same money. He should like to have Mr. Williams' views on this matter.—Mr. Evans, tailor and draper. Commercial-street: What standard of wages would Mr. Mills go by?—Mr. Mills: There are so many wages paid under the Council that it would be; impossible to say (laughter). —Mr. L. N. Williams said that ha did not know what was the motion that Mr. Mills said was to co ne before the Council. All he could say was that if the ques- tion of wages was considered, lie would give the men the same consideration as he did in his own business. Efficiency deserved consideration at all times, and he was always anxious to raise the wages of the workmen who deserveid it (hear, hear). But he was not in a hurry to do so unless there was a necessity for it (hear, hear).—Mr. Mills proposed a resolution of confidence in Mr. Williams, and in the event of a contest, that they pledge themselves :to further his candidature.— Mr. B. Davies, Mary-street, seconded.—The resolu- tion was put to the meetinc and carried unanimously. It having been stated in certain quarters that Mr. ?. W. Evans. solicitor' '*Vvould fcothe out as a candidate for the Town Ward as an independent candidate, our reporter interviewed Mr. Evans on the subject. Mr. Evans said that he had no such intention. He was a member of the Liberal Association, and as such he abided by their decision, they having selected Mr. L.N.-Williams. A meeting of the Nos. 1 and 2 Wards of the Lilieral Association was fixed for Wednesday night (yester- day), at Bethel Vestry, to select Liberal candidates for the Gadlys and Llwydcoed Wards. With reference to the other two wards, no new can- didates are mentioned. The retiring councillors, Mr. Rees and Mr. Howell, are likely to have a walk over.

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TRECYNON.

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