Worn Out With Suffering. "Before long I could not rest any- where, and sleep was out of the ques- tion, for the Lumbago never left rme. Mv nerves were worn out from so much suffering; I became irritable and shaky, and my legs tottered so that they would hardly bear me. Different medicines were tried, but the result was no relief. "After suffering like this on and off for a year I decided to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, which I heard had cured many cases of Lumbago. Sure enough, after taking a few boxes of these Pills I was wonderfully relieved. Then T was able to move about with more free- dom. I had no use for flannel belts and plasters, for the pain was not near- Iv so severe. I slept better-at night, and was brighter and more refreshed in the mornings. "As I persevered with Dr. Williams' Pink Pills all the Lumbago vanished and my general health improved. After a few more of the Pills I was cured and able to work well. Since then T have been working regularly in all sorts of weather without any ill effects. My Lumbago was banished entirely by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People." Lumbago, which has its origin in a weak, impure state of the Blood, must promptly yield to a remedy which makes new, ricH, nourishing blood. This is the action of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and it accounts for the many cures of Lumbago, Rheumatism, Sci- atica, Weak Backs, St. Vitus' Dance. -Neuralgia and various Disorders of the T^lood and Nerves in both sexes. Sold by dealers or direct from Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., 46 Holborn Viaduct, London, post free 2s. 9d. one box. or 13s. 9d. for six boxes. Some shop- keepers offer substitutes for every ar- ticle of merit asked for. Don't be de- ceived; have Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, or take your custom elsewhere.
Aberdare. CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB. The annual ballot for seats on the corfimitt.ee of the above club took place on Monday. There were five vacancies, and eleven members went to the poll. The success- ful candidates were: Messrs Allen, 6, Bwllfá Road, 163; David Hammond, Prudential Superintendent. 142; Thomas Williams, ex-steward. 13-t: Abraham Jones. Oxford Street, I Austin Hughes, surveyor, P.D. Co.. )04. The foregoing were, therefore, electe^.
-f.. "Really, as your husband went away from my house yesterday, I noticed I hii hat wls smothered in dust," "Yes, I know—it has been hanging in your hall."
This Weed's Reductions I s. d. Granulated Sugar, 6 lbs. 8! 2 Candles, 3 lb. Packets.. 71, Very Best Butter, per b.1 1 Sausages, per lb. 6! 2 ':t Salmon, per Tin 6i Tomatoes, gv • 41
Aberdare District Council. On Monday, Mr. David Davies, J.P., in the chair. The other members pres- ent were: Messrs. T. Walter Williams (vice-chairman), D. P. Davies, J.P., John Howell, J. O. George, Illtyd Hop- kins, Idwal Thomas, George Powell, Thos. Lewis, A. P. Jones, W. Thomas, D. J. Thomas, W. Rees, Owen Powell, and E. StoneLake, with Messrs. D. Llewelyn Griffiths (clerk), Owen Wil- liams (surveyor), H. Beddoe (deputy clerk), A. S. Morris (deputy surveyor), Abraham Watkins (assistant clerk), Dr. Prichard (medical officer), and Mr. A. J. Abraham (electrical manager). A Hirwain House.—The Clerk report- ed on the case of James Evans, Hir- wain, who had built a house contrary to the byelaws.—Mr. J. O. George said he had been blamed by the architect for the action of the Council, and a public meeting had been held, at which he had explained his action and at which an apology was tendered. — Mr. George Powell defended the Council's action, and remarked that his course was clear. They could hang and draw him if they liked. (Laughter.) Mr. T. Lewis moved that seven days' notice be served oa Mr. James Evans, and that if the in- structions be not carried out, proceed- ings be taken. Mr. Illtyd Hopkins seconded.—Mr. J. 0. George: In order to show my sympathy with the man, I move .—Members: Oh, oh. Mr. George Powell: We will exonerate you, if necessary.—Mr. George: Very well, let it go.—Mr. Powell's motion was agreed to. Progress of Tramways.- Trial Trips t'l April.-Mr. Stephen Sellon, who is superintending the construction of the tramways for the Council, submitted the following report :1 have to in- form you that on the 13th January last the contractors broke ground oppo- site the Aberaman Schools, and since then progress has been slow, due to causes to some extent beyond control. Ii the first place the weather has been very bad, and consequently considerable difficulty has been experienced in de- livering. Unfortunately, on the road being opened, I found that after break- ing through the crust, the foundation was very bad, and quite unsuitable for ordinary construction, as of course a sure foundation is an absolute necessi- ty for a tramway. In order to avoid a heavy bill for maintenance year by year, I ordered extra precautions to be taken in this particular district in the form of a system of drainage to take away the subsoil drainage, also increasing the thickness of the concrete, and reinforc- ing the same with sleepers. A this is a departure from the original form of construction, I shall be glad to receive your consent thereto. I do not antici- pate that we shall meet with the same trouble further on. In fact, recent ex- cavations show that the ground is very much better as we approach nearer the town. I am hoping that the weather will so improve that the contractors will have some reasonable chance of making better progress during the next month. Of course, the Council will bear in mind that from the date of in- structions to proceed viz., the oth Nov. last, the contractors are bound, under the conditions of their contract, to complete within 28 weeks, so that although there may be some delay at, the commencement, they will have to ,ke up any such delay by better pro- gress in the future, to be within their time. All the equipment work, the rolling stock and the car sheds, mater- ials, are now in a progressive condition, so that I do not see any reason why the contractors should be very much behind time. I am making a special effort to have one of the rail-less sections opened at an earlier date than contemplated, and have already started the erection of poles on the Abernant route for this purpose. I am promised the first de- livery of cars at the end of April, when I hope we shall be in a sufficiently ad- vanced condition to be able to make trial trips on this route. One difficulty has occurred in the Cardiff Road at the Gwawr culvert. This belong to the County Council, and any suggestion as to the reduction in the waterwav is ob- jected to by them, unless the Aberdare Council choose to take the responsi- bility of flooding. The metalled por- tion of the road is unfortunately only 3 inches in depth over the crown "of the arch, and the conditions prevent the road being raised. It will, therefore, be necessary to have some special form oi construction by which the arch over the culvert will be taken away and another form of arch substituted, so as to get the necessary depth for the pur- pose of the rails and foundation. The Council will readily see that with rails 1)1 inches depth, there must he some lowering, having regard to the fact that, as I have already mentioned, the total depth of the road metalling at the crown of the arch is only 3 inches." —Mr. John Howell suggested that the difficulty regarding the Gwawr Brook be referred to the Roads and Bridges Coinmittee.Ntr. Thomas seconded, and the motion was agreed to.—Mr. E. Stonelake, on behalf of the Trades and Labour Council, complained that the contractors of the Tramways had open- ed up a very long length of road at the same time. He thought that a much shorter length would be enough at a time, in order to reduce the inconven- ience to a minimum.—Mr. Sellon said it was true they had opened up a long length, but the contractor would have closed a part of it earlier had it not been for the bad weather. Brakedrivers and Trams. Nine brakednvers, plying between Aberdare and Trecynon, wrote asking for posi- tions as drivers and conductors under the tramway system. They explained that their present mode of earning a livelihood would be abolished, and some of them had been on the road for 25 years. They had written to Swansea, Cardiff and Pontypridd with the view of obtaining experience of trams, but had been unsuccessful. Mr. Owen Powell suggested that a register be kept in the Council, where the ndtmes of applicants 'might be entered. A star could be placed opposite certain names, to indicate that they were brakedrivers end knew the district we] I.-This course was agreed to.—Mr. Stonelake had a notice of motion on the agenda to ad- i(Irtise for a Tramways manager, but this was deferred. The Motor Fiends. Mr. Stonelake moved the following :That in conse- quence of the refusal of the County Council to apply to the Local Govern- ment Board-on our behalf-for a re- duction of the speed limit of motor cars within certain prescribed areas of our district, full particulars of the case be sent direct to the Local Govern- rrent Board." Mr. Stonelake said this was a very serious matter, when they had so many schools abutting on the main roads. He noticed one car the ,other day being driven at "an excessive speed. If he had had a piece of wood at the time he would have hurled it at the driver. It was no wonder that a man had shot at one chaffeur. Mr. Rees Llewelyn had said that the gener- al law was sufficient, and the County Council had used almost the exact words. If the general law was suffi- cient, why were local authorities given the option of regulating speed limits?— Mr. W. Rees seconded.—Mr. T. Lewis said he saw one motorist driving at the rate of 40 miles an hour through Har- riet Street.—The m6tion was carried. Temperance.—A request by Mr. M. Parr, Monk Street, Aberdare, for the use of the Public Park to hold a Tem- perance Demonstration was granted. Price of Water.Mr. W. W. Price, secretary of the Aberaman Hall and Institute, wrote asking the Council to accept a cheque in payment of 1,000^000 gailons of water, instead of for 966,000 gallons, which (latter) quantity had ac- tually been used at the Baths. The rate for any quantity below a million was 7d. per 1,000 gallons, and for a million and over, 6d. per 1,000 gallons. The price for a full million, therefore, was less than for 966,000.-The Coun- cil agreed.-Mr. T. Walter Williams re- marked that when they had made their new arrangements with Merthyr, they would not be able to sell water so cheap. Hall Street and College Street Mr. C. R. Vicary urged the Council to carry out private street improvements in q Street, Aberdare, which was in the centre of the town, and was one of the oldest streets in Aberdare.—Mr. E. Stonelake remarked that Mr. W. Thomas, at the fag end of a previous meeting, had carried a resolution that College Street be given precedence. He (Mr. Stonelake) had opposed that motion.—Mr. W. Thomas asked the Clerk whether any objections had come from the owners of houses in College Street.—Clerk: Not yet. Mr. W. Thomas said that if objections came from College Street he would be quite prepared to give precedence to Hall Street.—The Clerk was directed to in- form Mr. Vicary that Hall Street was
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.A Limp with Lumbago. An Agonising Disorder that Promptly Yields to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. You cannot very well mis- take the crip- pling pain of Lumbag o— that sudden agony right across the b a c k that makes you fl i n c h as though stab- bed. It's Lum- bago nine times out of ten, not Kid- ney trouble— which is usual-I ly painless.' Lumbago usu- MR. TAMFS CHAMBERS. ally develops from a cold or strain, as is clearly explained by Mr. James Chambers, of 34 Bishop Street, Bed- minster, Bristol. Mr. Chambers states: "f work en the harbour here exposes me to all sorts of weather. About five years ago I caught a nasty chill arid began to have acute pains across my back. In time I could hardly get along; "in fact, I had the greatest difficulty in dressing. To sit or stand straight after stooping was like cutting up my loins in strips. These back-pains made me more fit for bed than work. "I took medicines, and kept 'going' as Jong-as I could, but at last, doubled up with pain, and weak and ill, I had to go to hospital. There doctors said that I was suffering from Lumbago. I grew so stiff and sore that I could not move a muscle. Flannels were wrapped around me, and plasters ap- plied, but the Lumbago remained as bad as ever.
LLOYDS BANK LIMITED Subscribed Capital ^lo4^?9 £ 26,304,200. DIRECTORS. RICHARD VASSAR VASSAR-SMITH, Chairman. J. W. BEAUMONT PEASE, Deputy-Chairman. CHARLES EDWARD BARNETT J. ARTHUR KENRICK J. B. CLOSE BROOKS SIR H. SEYMOUR KING, LCLL JOHN HENRY CLAYTON GEORGE A. LLOYD, M.P. HON. RICHARD M. W. DAWSON I HOWARD LLOYD WILFRED SEYMOUR DE WINTON REGINALD KEBLE MORCOM AUSTIN EDWARD HARRIS 1 PHILIP ERNEST NOBLE HON. M. H. HICKS BEACH, M.P. GEORGE DUNBAR WHATMAN HERBERT WHEELER HIND I ROBERT WOODWARD General Managers: E. ALEXANDER DUFF, HENRY BELL. HEAD OFFICE: 71, LOMBARD STREET, LONDON, E.C. STATEMENT OF LIABILITIES & ASSETS on the 31st DECEMBER, 1912 LIABILITIES. Current,, Deposit, and other Accounts 289,832,381 3 4 Bills Accepted or Endorsed 7,889,139 18 0 Liabilities in respect of Customers' Loans to Brokers, fuUy secured. £ 818,300 Capital paid up (526,084 Shares of 950 each, JE8 paid) 4,208,672 0 0 Reserve Fund 2,900,000 0 0 ASSETS. F.104,830,193 1 4 Cash in hand and with the Bank of England 215,582,549 7 0 Cash at Call and Short Notice. 8,446,919 0 6 Bills of Exchange 9,481,148 0 9 Consols and other British Government Securities 5,020,610 8 1 Indian and Colonial Government Securities, j Corporation Stocks, English Railway Debenture 5,918,722 11 6 and Preference Stocks, and other'Investments ) 44,449,949 7 10 Lloyds Bank (France) Limited (4.985 shares of 39f839 0 0 J £ 50 each, ^,8 pasdj Advances to Customers and other Securities 50,347,649 1 9 Liabilities of Customers for Bills Accepted or i 7 ?0€i i -m -to o Endorsed by the Company I 'u Bank Premises 2r,103,574 13 9 £ 104,839,^3 1 4 .c= II THIS BANK HAS OVER 650 OFFICES IN ENGLAND & WALES. I PARIS AUXILIARY: LLOYDS BANK (FRANCE) LIMITED, 19, RUE: SCPJBE I t
Aberaman Constable Honoured. At the Cardiff Anns Hotel, Aber- aman, on Thursday evening last a pre- sentation was made to P.C. David Thomas, formerly of Ynyslwyd Station, who is now at Ynysboeth. Councillor D. Jackson Thomas presided, supported by. j l' D. J. Williams (Prudential), who acted as secretary. The chairman re- forred to the good qualities ot Mr Thomas as a member of the force. This was endorsed by the secretary. The secretary next read the letters of apologies for absence from Mr J. H. Powell (High Constable), Councillor Wil- iiam Thomas, Messrs W..T. Rees -(Maes- vtfynon), James Evans (Maesyffynon Offices), E. J. Hughes (solicitor), Oakley Rees, and Richard Morgan, Cardiff i Road. Mr' D. J. Williams presented! P.C. D. Thomas with an address, the text of which was as follows :— "Respected Sir,—It is with pleasure we, who append our names to this ad- dress, undertake the duty.^on behalf of a very large circle of friends and well- wishers, of placing on record your many pleasing characteristics and qualities which won for you great respect as an officer and neighbour in the Ynyslwyd district, Aberdare. You demonstrated in the discharge of your duties the truth that peace has its conquests as well as war. And now that you are leaving this district for Ynysboeth they deemed it an opportune moment to ac- quaint you of their feelings of respect and appreciation by asking you to ac- cept this simple token as a visible means of expression. They consider them- selves indebted to an officer that for nigh eight years maintained peace and order with the minimum of friction, and desire vou to remember that the Glam- organ Constabulary has gained respect and confidence through your noble con- duct while in charge of this district, notwithstanding the severe trials that tested its endurance and humanity. They also wish to assure you that you leave this district accompanied with the earnest best wishes of every one that you will prosper and advance in the ser- vice, gaining similar respect and eonfi- denco in the future. To you and your dear wife, who gained a degree of re- spect and confidence most helpful to an officer to maintain his status, they wish long life, health, and happiness, to- gether hoping that this token will en- courage you to attain a like happy re- lation with the people of the new dis- trict and ca-use many dear remem- brances of the old.y--(Signed), D. J. Thomas, chairman; William Nowcombe, vice-chairman; William Stephens, trea- surer; D. J. Williams, secretary."—Mrs Jones, Tudor Place, then presented Mrs Thomas with a gold chain and locket.—Both responded in a suitable manner.—On the left hand side of the address is the constable's photograph and Ynyslwyd Station, and on the right is the photograph of his wife and the Ynysboeth Station. The address was executed by Mr J. Davies, Oxford Street, Aberdare. The carved oak frame is by Mr D. Thomas, Aberdare. The photographs were taken by Mr Daniel D. WillitLiiis.-After' the presen- tation a concert was held, when songs were given by Messrs C. Webber, Ynvs- boeth; Samuel Miles, Fred Thomas, Mr Rudman, Tramway Inspector, H. Mel- ville, and Mr W. Smith, Ynysboeth. Recitation, Mr D. Jackson Thomas. Overtures, Mr Richard Everett and Mr Rudman. Violin solo, Mr Daniel David Williams. Mr Evans, Ynysboeth Hotel, and Mr Chapman were also present. A Vote' of thanks was accorded the hostess and the caterer, and also to Mrs G. .■ones and Mrs W. Stephens for the assistance they had given, and to the artists «nd the chairman. The accom- panist w-as Mr Richard Everett. "Hen Wlad fv Nhadau" was sung by Mr Gwilym Jones. The following were the committee of the presentation:—Messrs ,h» Davies, Cardiff Road Post Office; J. Harrowsmith. ex-constable; John Jones, Cn rrie Street, and Tom True- ),ilati, Club Street.
Abercwmboi. I HKTHLEHEM Y.P.S. — On Thursday night last, by special request, Mr Philip Rees, A.C., read for the second time his paper on "The value of friend- ship." Messrs Henry Williams, John Davies. John H. Davips," the Rev. J. B. Davie. who presided, and Mr Isaac Isaac fook part in the discussion. • 'HOIKS. — Two juvenile choirs have been formed in this village, viz., a boys' ,choir, led by Mr J. Eiddig Davies, A.C.,1 which will compete at the Mountain Ash Eisteddfod, ami the Bethlehem Band of Hope choir, conductors, Messrs Philip Rees. A.C.. David L. Evans, and John II. Davies. Miss S. D. Davies is the secretary, and Mr Henry Willfams is treasurer.
Obituary. On Saturday last the interment took place at Maesyrarian Cemetery, Moun- tain Ash, of Mrs Banwell Leighton, the youngest daughter of Mr and Mra Gabriel Morgan, 59, Bronallt Terrace, and the wife of Mr James Leighton, Llantrisant. Her tragic death was re- ported in our last issue. The Rev. W. Davies. Soar, Mountain Ash (at whick chapel deceased was a faithful member before her departure for Llantrisant), officiated, assisted by the Rev. J. Bowei Davies, Abercwmboi. The chief mourn- ers were: 1st coach, Husband, parents, and Miss Esther Morgan, sister; 2nd coach, Mr and Mrs D. Kaller, sister and brother-in-law; Mr and Mrs George, Leighton, Cardiff, parents-in-law; Messrs Gibson and Clarence Leighton, brothers-in-law; 3rd coach, Mr and Mrs Edward Collard, Abercanaid; Miss Esther Collard, cousins; Mrs David Evans, Abercanaid, aunt; 4th coach, Mr and Mrs Vaughan, Merthyr, uncIa and aunt; Mr Isaac Grant, Mountain Ash, cousin; Miss Polly Davies, Cardiff, friend; also Messrs Fred Doughton, Williams and Richards, Llantrisant; Mrs Stoneman, Llantrisant; Mr Ed- wards, Cardiff; Messrs James and Peter Haller, Mountain Ash. A beautiful harp was sent by hus- band. Wreaths (1) Father and mother; (2) Mr and Mrs Leighton, parents-in- law; 13) Mr and Mrs Kaller, Newton, sister and brother-in-law; (4) Mountfort Phillips (engineering department), Llantrisant; (5) Employees and staff; (6) Directors of Mountfort Phillips Works, LlantrisaYA; (7) Mr and Mrs Dennis; (8) Mr and Mrs Stanley Wil- liams, Mountain Ash. Also flowers from Maldwyn (brother) and Baby Basil.
I SIOAN S I LINIMENT KILLS PAIN. Sloan's Liniment will save hours of suffering. For bruise or sprain it gives instant relief. It arrests inflammation and thus prevents more serious troubles developing. No need to rub it in-it acts at once, instantly kill- ing the pain however severe it may be. Extremely useful in Emergencies. Mrs. H. Ogden. 205, Higginshaw Lane, Oldham, writes:—" Sloan's Liniment has proved extremely beneficial in all cases in which I have had occasion to use it in the home. I find it very useful for my children in cases of sore throats, bruises for rubbing on the chest in cases of colds, etc. I always keep a bottle by me-it is a family medicine chest in itself." SLOAN'S LINIMENT will stop any kind of pain. It instantly relieves rheuma- tism, neuralgia sciatica, lumbago, aching muscles and stiff joints. Always keep a bottle handy at home. It is as Mrs.Ogden says "A medicine chest in itself." Sold by till C he,nists 1/1. & 2/3, FREE SAMPLE send Your narni2 ..d and BoLLIe 86. Clerken Road. Londoi, E. IIL. mwmmmmmu "Jack, Dolly told me the most excit- ing secret, and made me vow never te breathe it to a living soul." "Well, hurry up with it. I'm late for the office now."
i now third on the list.—Mr. George 1 Powell added that it was extremely urgent to deal with Plall Street. Re Appointment of Architect.-The Kducation Committee forwarded a reso- lution to the Council urging the ap- pointment 9f an architect to strengthen the Surveyor's department, the Educa- tion Committee to have first claim on his services.—The Surveyor said he strongly objected to the last phrase.— The matter was referred to a special meeting. The Electric Works.-In reply to a communication from the Council, the Local Government Board wrote that they could not sanction the advance of t:2,000 for the purpose of working capi- tal in connection with the electric works. They were not aware of any provision in the Electricity Light Act to enable them to do sp. Further Par- liamentary powers would he required ior that purpose.—The Surveyor said the Council had taken that step at the request of the auditors and the L.G.B. litspector.ft was agreed that Mr. Sellon should deal with the question. Mr. G. Powell: Send Mr. Tom Lewis with him; he is an old friend of John Burns. (Laughter.)—Mr. Sellon: 0.- ieduce Mr. Burns' salary. Amusements Committee.—Mr. F. J. Caldicott, on behalf of the above com- mittee, said they had made a profit on the various concerts held in the Park during the summer months, and, with t62 carried forward from the previous rear, they had now nearly £ 70 in hand. They recommended the allocation of a sum for the erection of a. "giant stride for the children at the Park.—Mr. T. Walter Williams moved that the Parks Committee he given full power to pro- ceed with the matter.—Agreed-. The Children's Act.—The Staff and M; nagement Committee reported that the above Act dealing with street trad- ing would come in force on March 1st. Mr. T. Botting had written to ask the County Council if the police should un- dertake the work of enforcing the Act, and a reply had been promised after the Standing Joint Committee had met on March 8th.—Mr. J. Howell advocated that reports of offences should repch the Council before proceedings be taken. Councii and Park Restaurant. The Surveyor reported that the tenancy of the Park Restaurant would expire on March 31st.—Mr. T. W. Williams sug- gested that the Council take it over, instead of letting it. With that view he moved that the question be referred to the Parks Committee.—Surveyor: You could employ a manager or mana- geress there.—Other members wanted to advertise, as usual.—Clerk: I am doubtful whether the Council have any right to trade.—Mr. A. P. Jones: Can- not we sell jam tarts? (Laughter.)— A member: We have plenty of picnics already. No Tenders for Cwmbach & Roberts- town Bridges.—The Surveyor said he tried to let the contracts for erect- ing the Cwmbach and Robertstown Bridges, but he had not received one tc-nder. He suggested that a com- mittee deal with the matter, with the view of dividing the contract, one to supply steel and iron, and the other to construct the brickwork, etc. This course was agreed to. A Cwmdare culvert.-The Surveyor reported that a culvert had carried away a portion of the road at Cwmdare.—Mr R: Llewelyn, on behalf of the Bwllfa Co., wrote complaining of the "unwar- rantable delay" of the Council in plac- ing the matter right. — The Surveyor remarked that Mr. Llewelyn was not ■justified in using the words "unwar- rantable delay. They could not have repaired it on Friday night. The fol- lowing morning thev placed a baulk there. To make the place perfectly safe it would cost the Council £300, for it was necessary to line the culvert with iron tubes.Mr. W. Thomas moved that thev meet on the spot on Wednes- day.—Carried.—Mr. D. Davies referred to a breach in the Cwmbach footpath, and the Surveyor replied that he was dealing with it. Flooding at Maesydref. — Mr. W. Thomas said that Whitcombe Street and Hall Street had again been flooded, and he would like the Surveyor to re- port as soon as possible.—The Surveyor promised to do so, and added that he had obtained some data to go by dur- ing the flooding on Friday. Correspondence. Mr. W. Thonuis suggested, in order to save time, that correspondence, instead of being read to the Council, should be referred be- fciehand to committees.—After some discussion Mr. Thomas gave notice of motion dealing with the subject. Cas Works Road Bridge. The Gas iCo., per Mr. Ar. E. Davey, manager, wrote that his Company was prepared to entertain the proposal of bearing one third of the cost of renewing and widen- ing the above bridge, the P.D. Co. also bearing one-third, and the Council the other third.—Referred to Roads and Bridges Committee. T.V.R. Aberdare Station. Mr. J. Beasley replied to a letter from the Council who had complained of certain irconvoniences at Aberdare Station. Mr. Beasley stated that the present state of affairs existed only tempor- arily, i.e., during alterations. They were doing their best to reduce all in- conveniences to a minimum,-The Clerk said that Mr. Walters, station master, had called ,upon him and had made a like statement. A Dangerous Footbridge.—Mr. Owen Powell called attention to a dangerous footbridge in Brynhyfryd, Cwmaman, over which a large number of children had to cross to attend Glynhafod School. The bridge was unfenced, and a child could easily fall into the water. He had called attention to this some months ago, and something should be done without delay. He had taken the Surveyor and several members of the Council to see the place, and they all agreed that it was most dangerous. It seemed there was some doubt as to whether the Council or Lord Aberdare was responsible.—Mr. A. S. Morris said that the Surveyor had seen CoL Morgan concerning the bridge. Mr. John Howell: It is full time something were done.—Mr. T. Walter Williams The Surveyor might report to the Roads Committee.—Mr- T. Lewis And while the negotiations are going on one or two children may drown.—Mr. O. Powell gave notice of motion to proceed with the work. Abernant Housing Scheme Passed.— The L.G.B. wrote sanctioning the above scheme, and agreeing to advance a loan of £ 3,750 for the purpose of promoting it. The Board were satisfied that addi- tional housing accommodation was re- quired, and also with the suitability of the proposed houses. The Clerk re- marked that the Bute had approved of the plans, and tenders had been ac- cepted some time ago.—Mr W. Thomas said that that was the first Inquiry held since the appointment of the Clerk, and the Council could congratulate him upon the success of that Inquiry. Clerk: I Thank you. The Boxing Contest.Council Mem- bers' Views,—Rev. A. B. Kinsey sent in a resolution passed by Carmel Eng- lish Baptist Church, entering an earn- est and emphatic protest against the prize tight taking place in the Market Hall, on the ground that it fostered a spirit of gambling, and was a menace to the moral welfare of the town.—Mr. Kinsey added that the elders at St. David's Presbyterian Church had also passed a resolution of I)t-otest.-On be- half of Trinity Church, Mr. T. Nicholas enclosed a resolution condemning the action af the lessee of the Market Hall, in letting the building for such an un- worthy object. Tiiey asked the Coun- cil to use its influence to put an end to such disgraceful exhibitions.—-Mr. T. Lewis asked what was the position of the Council. Could they not make it impossible to hold such things in Aber- dare? He understood that the Market Co. had leased the hall for the sale of goods. ff that was so, why was it used for other objects? -Nii-. D. J. Thomas asked what would the churches do next? They evidently wanted to box the people up. They had already stopped Sunday concerts, and a man could not drink a glass of beer without being told something about pretty bar- maids. Now they were going to stop boxing contests. If the boxers were foreigners there would be something to sny, but here was a local man, and we should be proud of him. Let the churches mind their own business. What about the Eisteddfod? Tlierel was more gambling and lighting for prizes in Eisteddfodau than anywhere. Why was the Council appealed to all the time? Whv did not the churches e do their own dirty work?—Mr. W. Rees asked if the Council had granted a theatre licence to Mr. J. Al'. Hurt. The Clerk replied "Yes." — Mr. W. Rees: Is it under that licence this box- ing contest is being held?—The Clerk said no. The Council could decline to renew that licence unless the lessee would agree to discontinue the use of the hall for boxing, for there was a de- cision on the point that boxing contests Iff] to a breach of the peace.—Mr. W. Thomas: If we stop his theatrical licence, he could turn round and carry on boxing contests as much as he liked. —Mr. D. J. Thomas The preachers say nothing about all the travelling by train on Sundays. ("Order, order.") —Mr. W. Rees: We can take away his theatre licence.—Mr T. Lewis said that the Council had a voice in forming the recreation of the people. George Washington had said "Let your pleas- ures be manful, jiot sinful." Fighting was not manful. He thought the In- spector of Police ought to be authorised to stop the fight. The Council should decfare themselves in accord with the tone of the letters.—Mr. Geo. Powell was of opinion that they should treat the matter seriously. It was all very well calling it a boxing contest. It was not a boxing contest. All the men who spoke about it called it "a fight." One man was in to knock the other out. It was a fight pure and simple.— Mr. D. J. Thomas Where do you get more boxing than among clergymen and ministers?—The Chairman thought the Council should use its influence with the owners of the Market.-—Mr. Illtyd Hopkins hoped that that would be the last fight in A))erdare.-Me. J. Howell said they were there as public repre- sentatives. representing the whole of the district, and not one section of it. He did not "think it was part of the duty of the Council to take any sides in the IT-,itter.NLir. W. Rees moved they pass a resolution protesting against the fight.—Mr. D. J. Thomas: It is all out of order.—Chairman I ruLe it in order. —Mr. D. J. Thomas: It is not a fair ruling. I move an amendment that it i; out of order.—Mr. Owen Powell said he was surprised that the question should be discussed there. He knew absolutely nothing about it, and why should he be asked to vote on something he knewt nothing about. Be had never seen a prize fight in his life, and they ought to have both sides, of the question before them. He was not going to con- demn the thing without knowing what was going on.—Mr. W. Thomas said it ,g was unfair, now at the end of the meet- ing, to exnress an opinion on behalf of the Council. In dealing with a matter of this kind,the agenda ought to have some reference to it. Barely half the Council were present. He would like to have the opinion of men like Mr. A. P. Jones and Mr. D. P. Davies, who had left. He was as anxious as anyone to prevent these fights taking place, but let the matter be brought forward and discussed as they did the 7-day cinematograph licences.—Mr. T. Lewis: The Council has a perfect right to ex- press its opinion.—Mr. D. J. Thomas: Why bring an outside subject here at all?—Chairman: Order, order. The Council then divided, when Messrs. W. Rees, T. Lewis, Geo. Powell, E. Stone- lake, Illtyd Hopkins, and David Davies (6) voted for Mr. Rees' motion.—Mr. Jrckson Thomas alone voted against it. the remaining members-Messrs. Owen Powell, T. W. Williams, John Howell, and W. Thomas—declining to vote. Mr. John Howell, rising to leave the room, remarked that ho was sorry the Chairman forced it to a vote. It was not right that the Council should take the matter up.—Chairman: We have dealt with it, now.—Mr. John Howell: Yes, you have ruled so. Shops Act. The Trades Council wrote complaining that the provisions of the above Act, such as the clauses dealing with meal-times and half-holi- days, were not being carried out by numerous shop-keepers. The Clerk said that the Act in its entirety had not yet been confirmed by the Homo Secre- tary. It would be easier to deal with the matter after the Act had come into force. Abernant House as Isolation Hospi- tal.A. special committee meeting was held on Jan. 28th, the following being present: Councillors David Davies (chairman), T. Walter Williams, G. D. Powell, L. N. Williams, Wm. Thomas, John Howell. The Surveyor verbally reported that the Medical Officer of Health and himself had visited Aber- nant House with a view of ascertaining the possibility of adapting the present* building into an administrative block of an Isolation Hospital. The Surveyor also produced plans nd sections, and explained that with but verv little al- teration Abernant House and site could be made suitable for an Isolation Hos- pital. After full consideration of the above report, it was unanimously re- solved That the following members form, with the Surveyor, a deputation ti meet Lord Merthyr, and ascertain by the next Council meeting, if possible, whether Lord Bute is prepared to sell Abernant House for the proposed pur- poses, and if so. upon what terms- Councillors Wm. Thomas, John Howell, L. N. Williams. Cemetery Chapels.-A committee re- verted Your committee considered the letters received from the Chamber of Trade and the Rev. C. A. H. Green, upon the state and condition of the chapels at the cemetery, and interro- gated the sexton thereon, when it was r esolved that Councillors Thomas Lewis and T. Walter Williams with the De- puty Surveyor be requested to inspect the chapels this week, and report there- on to the Council at next Monday's meeting.—Mr. T. Lewis now reported that he had visited the chapel referred to, and he could contradict the state- ment made by the Chamber of Trade secretary, who had said that the place --as filthy. The condition of the chapels did not justify that word. Al- though the secretary was a lawyer—he emphasised the word fuwyer-he (Mr. lit wis) would like to know what he meant by filthy. The only radical de- fect was that no damp course had been laid, and there was a slight dampness owing to that. A little colouring was dso wanted.—The report was adopted. Shops Act.—The Clerk reported that the Orders for the Shops Act had not yet been confirmed by the Home Secre- tary, but that he had received from the Home Office a letter forwarding a peti- ion and objections which had been sent by a number of Confectioners, Sweet ir^at Dealers, Holders of Refreshment Licences and Dealers in General Shops in the District, objecting to an Order being made with confectioners and bakers, on ground that it would confer a hardship on them by reason of the proposed early hours of closing, and also o the ground that they had been afforded no proper opportunity of re- cording a vote against the proposed Order. Prevalence of Scarlatina. The Health Committee, meeting on Febru- ary oth, reported: "The committee considered the report of the Medical Officer of Health upon the prevalence of scarlatina in the district, also his verbal report upon his inspection of suspicious cattle, when it was resolved to leeom- n'cnd that a. resolution be passed peti- tioning the President of the I..oed Gc vernmevit Board, to have embodied in the oroposed Pure Milk HilI, powers which will enable the pouneils of large Urban Districts to af certain the condi- tion of cattle in outside districts from which they derive their milk supply. It is also desirable that the Medical Officer of Health of such districts should al- ways b6. able to immediately obtain the co-operation of a Veterinary Surgeon especially qualified in Veterinary Sani- tary Science. Also that a copy of the resolution be sent to the Urban District Councils' Association.Thp- recom- mendation was adopted.