ABERDARE DISTRICT COUNCIL. On Monday, Mr. IIltyd Hopkins, J.P., in the chair. Bresent: Messrs, D. P. Davies, J.P., Owen Powell, Evan Jones (Cwmaman), Geo. Powell, W. M. Llewelyn. Joseph Martin, Evan Jones (Aberaman), Thos. Lloyd, Wm. Rees, J.P., Og- wen Williams, T. Walter William8. E. Stonelake, Wm. Thomas, W. Haggar, John Griffiths, Idwal Thomas, David Davies, John Evans, W. Lawrence, with the officials. Incline Row.—Mr. W. Rees re- ferred to the state of the road lead- ing to Incline How. Cwmaman. It was in such a bad condition that both the Cwmaman Coal Co. and the P.D. Co. had intimated they would not allow any more horses and carts to take coal to the 60 houses that comprised that Row. One accident had already occurred there. A statement by the Surveyor followed as to who was responsible for the repair of the roads. Eventually, on the motion of Mr. Geo. Powell, the whole matter was referred to the Roads and Streets Committee;, the propery owners of Incline Row to attend same.—Mr. Joseph Martin suggested that the committee visit the place, and that suggesion was also adopted. An Obstructing Wall. --Nlr. Idwal Thomas moved, and Mr. E. Stone- lake seconded, that the Roads and Streets Committee consider a pro- posal to remove a small length of wall at the rear of Gadlys Street, to enable coal carts to pass through.— Carried.
Railless Routes. Cwmaman and Abernant Fares. The Tramways Committee report-. ed Your committee heard a de- putation from Abernant, who pressed (1) the reduction of fares on this route; (2) and another stop- ping place for the buses at Windsor Terrace.—Resolved that no reduc- tion be made in the fares and the advisability of fixing another stop- ping place at Windsor Terrace be left to the Traffic -Alina,ei- and Engineer.—The committee consider- ed the question of fares on the- Cwm- aman Route when it was resolved that in view of the loss of £ 169 in last year's working and the increase of wages amounting to approxi- mately £ 90, thus making approxi- mately £:260, to be reepvered by nt year's working, the question be placed on the agenda of the ne*t Council* meeting." *Mr. "W Thomas said that a depu- tation from Abernant had waited upon the Council and also upon cer- tain members with regard to the fare on that route. He thought it would be well for the committee to .further d iscuss the three systems together—Cwmdare, Alternant and Cwmaman. It was well known that the Cwmaman route was over a mile long, whereas the Abernant route was less than a mile, and yet there was a charge of 2c1: on the latter route, compared with Id. at Cwm- aman. Mr. Stonelake said that at the committee' meeting the Tramways > General Manager reported that the Council was losing heavily on the Cwmaman section. The committee did not deem it wise to recommend an increased charge, but they re- ferred the matter to the whole Council. Mr. Ogwen Williams thought it rather unfair to charge 2d. on the Abernant section, which was less than a mile long, and only a ld. in Cwmaman. wjiich was over a mile. Mr. Owen Powell said he brought this question forward at the last meeting at the request of the Trade Union lodges. He questioned whether the Council had a legal right to charge more than Id. per mile. The railless sections should not lie taken by themselves when considering the financial aspect. It should be remembered that those sections helped to feed the main tram line. At present there was a profit of from £ 3,500 to £ 4,000 a year on the Tramways as a whole. The town reaped a good deal of the benefit derived from the flocking of the people to town. It was only right that the residents of the suburbs should have some advant- age by a cheap fare on the railless rotite. He was in favour of recliic- ing the Abernant fare to Id., and leaving the Cwmaman fare as it was. If the fare were increased, people might be induced to go by the G.W.R. In reply to Mr. D. P. Davies it was stated that the length of the Cwmdare section was just over half a mile. Mr. D. Davies said the Tram Committee considered the Cwmaman section in consequence of the mana- ger's report re loss in working same. Mr. W. Rees opposed the sug- gested increase on the Cwmaman route, and remarked that owing to the bad road it was a bit of an agony to ride even if it were free. (Laugh- ter.) Mr. W. Haggar suggested that a 11 d. fare be enforced from Welsh Harp Square to Windsor Terrace, Aberrant. Mr. Geo. Powell said it was an en- tirely misleading statement to say that the trams paid to the extent mentioned by Mr. O. Powell. The trams were paying, it was true but now at the commencement very little went for repairs, and nothing was set aside for depreciation. Mr. Ow en Powell: I took the I figures as they are given out. Mr. Ogwen Williams: It is the first time for me to hear that noth- ing is set aside for depreciation. Mr. E. Stonelake having referred to the committee's views, Mr. W. Thomas moved that the question of the Abernant fare be re- ferred back to committee. Mr. Haggàr seconded, and the motion was carried. It was agreed that the Cwmaman fare remain as at present. A Fine.—The Clerk reported that a person had been fined at the local Police Court for refusing to pay his fare all the Cwmaman route.—Mr. Geo. Powell: 'Was that a strike for lower fares? (Laughter.) Cinemas.—The Clerk also reported on a hearing before tlie Aberdare
MOUNTAIN ASH DISTRICT COUNCIL. Mr. Noah Bowles presided „ over the fortnightly meeting on Tuesday. The attendance comprised Messrs. David Rogers, Griffith Evans, Thos. Jones. William Lamburn. G. H. Hall, Wm. Davies, W..Millar, Chas. M (('.docks, Jame.s Evans, and the Rev. E. T. Williams. War Allowance.-It was decided to grant Mr. Arthur Williams (assistant.surveyor), and Mr. O. X. Evans (gasworks foreman). both of whom are with the Army, the usual war allowance. Repairs.—A letter was read from the Director of Education relative to some repairs which should be done at the Penrhiweeiber School.—Mr. Thomas Jones and the Rev. E, i'. Williams remarked that the mem- bers who had visited the school were ngreed that the alterations were indispensable, and it was agreed that tlioy be carried out forthwith. Sunday Concerts. Mr. Smith, secretary to the Mountain Ash Workmen's fnstitute. wrote asking the Council to be good enough to re- new the permission granted some months ago for the holding of a concert now and again on Sunday evenings for the purpose of raising money towards the Memorial Fund. It was stated that a sum of £ 273 had already been raised in this way. —-Mr. Griffith Evans moved that the request be acceded to, and Mr. Lam burn seconded.—An amendment was proposed and seconded by Mr. Thos. Jones, and the Rev. E. T. Williams respectively.The voting was as fol- lows Fur the motion Messrs. Griffith Evans, Wm. Lamburn, G. H. Hall, and W-. Millar (4) for the amendment, Messrs. C- Maddpcks, James Evans, David Rogers, Rev, E. T. Williams, and Thomas Jones (5). Mr. W illiajn Davies remained neutral. Stray Sheep.—A letter was read from allotment holders at Penrhiw- ceibr to the effect that some of them claimed certain amounts from Mr. Howells, a local farmer, in respect of damage alleged to have been caused through his sheep entering the allotments. The total amount came to £ 7.—Mr. Rogers inquired whether it was the duty of the Coun- cil to prosecute under the Defence of the Realm Act. --The Clerk: We may prosecute, or the police may do so.-In moving that the matter be left in the hands of the Clerk (Mr. Pincombe), Mr. Hall said that no end of trouble had been occasioned through allotments and even gar- dens being entered by sheep. It was worthy of note that one of the "erring" sheep had been detained by the person whose ground it had in- vaded, and he did not intend to let go h,*s 'prize' until the alleged damage had been made good. The owner of the animal had been in- formed of the detention.—Mr. Thos. Jones ottered the information that the sheep respected no allotments or gardens. The truth was that one had made an incursion into a policeman's ground! Mr. Hall's proposal was accepted. M.O.'S Report. — Dr. Arthur Jones returned the number of in- fectious cases since the last meeting as follows:—Scarlet fever, 2; erysi- pelas, 1; measles, 14; tuberculosis, 3.—Dr. Jones, explained the need of a disinfeetor. As things were car- ried on at present, not only was there considerable inconvenience, but the cost was so high it would soon represent the value of a new disinfector. It was decided to ex- pedite the steps already initiated in order to remedy the matter. Welfare Centre Dr. Jones was authorised to purchase the necessary furniture for the due equipment.— The doctor suggested that the health visitors should visit' such places as Cardiff and Newport in order to have an inkling as to how centres were conducted. Dr. Johes' suggestion was adopted. Rainfall.—111 his report the Sur- veyor stated that the rainfall for last month was 2.93, as against 3.8 for the same month last year.
CWMDARE NOTES. BY RAFFLES. The rabbits arrived, but they had both succumbed, and no wonder. Jack had given them German celery instead of dandelion. Cwmdare is the place for rhubarb. Last week a cart-load went down to f recynon. The two fair ones are now supplied with this commodity. They have sent a hint to the young dandies that rhubarb is useless without sugar. Beware of the Food Con- troller. Mary Elizabeth Ann's last vear's' dress has been dyed in two colours, viz., salmon pink and pea green. 1 hope the colours are fast, other- wise she must not wear it in wet weather. There is a big sale on Bumper's, JPrkmg powders, for it has been dis- covered that the powders win jerk Hie bean-' off the .->ulks, thus saving the labour of picking. He^s got a lot too much to. say, He s gassing' and swearing feveiV day; One day he 11 eome to the end* of his tether, The boss will say "Good-bve for ever." Who is her
,J, PRELIMINARY NOTICE. ILLTYD WILLIAMS' SUMMER SALE WILL START FRIDAY, JULY 20. Owing to the great Searcitv of Paper there will be No Circulars issued for this Sale. BEVAN & COMPANY, Ltd., Taff Stfeet, PONTYPRIDD CARDIFF, NEWPORT, SWANSEA, etc. Don't Forget it! ■f§! V AN°npCT TE1 jgjM CHEAPEN FURNISHERS NO I N WALES. .1 Don't Forget it! IMMENSE SELECTION! ROCK-BOTTOM PRICES! EVERY ARTICLE WARRANTED! PIANOFORTES AND ORGANS! ( EVERYTHING FOR FURNISHING! FREE DELIVERY 200 MILES. THE TRAIN FARES OF CASH CUSTOMERS PAID! I
.r- v The SALE of SALES NOW IN FULL SWING AT I PRANCE Wi LIAMs PARIS HOUSE. There Is no time to lose if you wish to secure some of the I Extraordinary Bargains we are now offering. Shop Crowded with Bargain Hunters each day. i. J I>
TABERNACLE, ABERDARE. Tabernacle English Congregational Sunday School held special services on Sunday. A large table underneath the pulpit was covered with lovely, flowers, the gifts of the children. At the morning service the choir, led by Mr. Edgar Jones, sang several cliorusesi The pastor, Rev. T. M. Jeffreys, took as his subject, "Crumbs," and his text was "And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table," Luke 16. 21. In the course of his homely talk to the children Mr. Jeffreys asked them to whom could they liken themselves—Dives or Lazarus ? He ventured to say that the children of this country would recognise themselves as Dives, because they had plenty of good things )to eat and drink. He. did not want to pursue the likeness any further, be- cause Dives was not a good man. From the plains of Russia, Canada, and Australia, servants brought bread to our doors, and children, running home from school or play, i had but to ask for food, and it was given them by loving hands. He wished once more to press the need of food economy. The waste of bread was most serious. It was stated that eight per cent. of the bread supply, amounting to 9,380 tons per week, was wasted. He asked the boys and girls, who were so rich, to set an example and see that no food was wasted.—A food economy poster was pinned to the pulpit in front of the congregation, representing a .saitor home on leave. The sailor, seeing a crust of bread in the gutter, was saying, "We risk our lives to bring you bread; it is up to you to see that it is not wasted." A miscellaneous programme was gone through in the afternoon, Mr. .Tames Jones, superintendent, presid- ing. Recitations were given bv: V. Edwards, Clifford Edwards,' L. Thomas, Julia Weeks, Muriel Weeks, Gladys Thomas, Ivor Saunders, Gwennie Wilcox, Sadie Watkins, GlYll Saunders, Violet Maidinent, Maud Taylor, John Williams, Olive Saunders, Kathleen Evans, S. E. Williams, Kathleen Thomas, Mollie Thomas, Gwen Morgan, Olive George, Gwladyfc Richards, Evelyn Williams, May Price, Gwennie Greening, Maggie Jenkins. Solos by Olive Saunders, Glyn Saunders, Blodweu Jones and Katie Forey. Dialogue by Lizzie and Katie Forey. Duet by Fred aIul May Morgan, and several choruses by the children. The evening service took the form of a performance of "The Ruler's Daughter by Tabernacle Choir. The cantata was exceedingly well per- formed. The conductor, who had done his work most thoroughly, was Mr. Edwar Jones, while the i organ- ists were Miss A. S. Williams, L.R.A.M., and Mr. E. Moses. Reader, Miss Bessie M. Richards. The soloists were Miss May Hopkins, Miss Rachel Morgan, Miss Forey, M cssrs. Ben Wilianis and W. J. Harries. A trio was rendered by the Misses May Morgan. Emily Williams and Mr. Fred Morgan. The church was quite full.
Bench relative to the condition re- commended by the Council as to the j piesence of children at Cinemas. The Magistrates confirmed their previous .decision, which was that children under 14 should not be/ al- lowed to attend after 7 p.m. unless accompanied by a guardian or par- I ent, and not at all after 9 o'clock, whether accompanied or not. County Schools. Mrs. Walter Lloyd had written resigning her position as the representative of the Council on the Board of Governors or the local County Schools.—Mr. Wm. Thomas moved than an ex- pression of the Counfil's appreci- ation of her services be sent 'to Mrs. Lloyd, who had rendered such good service. She had been a member since 1899.—Mr. T. Walter Williams seconded., and the motion was adopt- ed.—Mr. W. Thomas further moved that Mr. Stonelake succeed Mrs. Lloyd. Mr Evan Jones (Cwmaman) seconded, and the appointment was agreed to.—Mrs. Rose Davies, whose term of office as a Governor had ex- pired, was unanimously re-elccted. Salaries.-There were applications for increases, and they were referred to committee. Refused.—An application from W. E. Jones, 100 Gadlys Road, for per- mission to keep a fruit stall near the juncture at which the trams en- ter the sheds, was not antertained. A Regatta. The Aberaman Workmen's Hall War Heroes' Fund asked permission- to hold a rOga'tta at the Public Park on August 8th.— Mr. David Davies thought the Coun- cil should safeguard 'themselves lest similar applications be received. tie did not want to oppose the applica- tion, but it struck him that the present was the time for 'them to consider their attitude.—Mr. Idwal Thomas spoke to the same effect.— Mr. George Powell was of the opin- ion that each application should be considered on its merits.—Mr. Evan Jones (Aberaman) moved that the request be granted, subject to the usual conditions.—This was agreed to. Our Business Government There was a reply from the L.G.B. to the effect that the Council would not be within their rights in purchasing £ 1,000 worth of shares, in the new issue of the Aberdare Gas Co.—Mr. Stonelake: We could buy the Aber- dare Gas Works up altogether, but we shan't buy £ 1,000 worth of it.— The Clerk Besides this reply came after the list had been closed.—Mr. George Powell That is the British Governme^i all over. Park Doings.—At a recent district meeting of the Welsh Baptists held at Calfaria Hall, Aberdare a reso- lution was passed asking the Coun- cil to exercise a stricter supervision at the Park, and complaining of improper behaviour by certain per- sons.—Several members said they would like to know who the "certain persons" were, and the matter was referred to committee with, a view to their identification. Communal Kitchens This com- m)tiee resolved that the Communal Kitchens now in operation be aban- doned for the present. Finance Committee.—The follow- ing; items were in the minutes:- Resolved that the recommendation of> the Central Free Library Com- mittee, granting an increase of t20 in the salary of W. H. Sturdy, be confirmed.—The Accountant report- ed that the Naval and Military War Pensions Committee'had at its last meeting come to the conclusion that the%time had arrived when, owing to the volume of work to be per- formed, a wh dle-tii lie secretary should be appointed.—Resolved to recommend that Mr. A. Watkms be allowed to devote the whole of his time to the vrork for the period of the war and six Months after, or until such other time as the Council may determine. Your committee also considered the position of the j Aeeuuntwjut having regard to the' i-ol-ill) iiitioii of the clerical staff of I the Accountant's and Electrical Engineer's Depts., and resolved that the Accountant's salary, be in- creased by £ 50 per annum.—Sani- tarv Inspector John I'liotnas' salary was increased to £ 130, the war bonus to merge in that sum. Cwmbach Footpath. — The Sur- veyor reported that owing to the 12diolt of the Cynon River between Aberdare and èwmhlch he had found it necessary, in order to pre- serve the Footpath and keep access to the Council's Tipping Ground; to build groins at an estimated cost of £ 4.j.— Surveyor's action approved. Price of Milk. — A deputation from the Aberdare and District j-Dairymen's Association appeared be- fore the Rationing Committee, and [ a discussion ensued upon the Milk Order, 1917, which the Clerk read and explained.— l?esolved that pro- ceedings be taken against Milk Vendors if they failed to observe the provisions of the Milk Order within 10 days. Infant Welfare Committee.—INJrs. !• R. Davies presided over a meet- j ing of this committee.—The Clerk | read a letter from the L.G.B. s'tat- ing that the Board had no objection to 'the Council incurring reasonable expenditure in connection with the National Baby Week C.Impiigli.- The Clerk further reported that he had interviewed Mr. Haggar upon the question, and Mr. Haggar had kindly promised the use of his Cine- ma, etc., free, for five afternoons during the Baby Week. The film Motherhood," had been advertised at ,£29. but Mr. Haggar had been able to secure it for £1;3. and the film, entitled, "Everybody's Busi- ness," dealing with food economy, could be obtained for £ 3. Resolved that any expenditure' incurred upon these two films tie paid by the Coun- cil.—The Chairman thanked Mr. Haggar for his generosity and also for the manner in which he had come to the committee's rescue. Food Control. — The Rationing Committee reported:—Sanitary In- spector Samuel Jones laid before the committee several samples of peas which had been obtained, and which were intended for sale at a higher price than that provided by the Food Controller's Orders.—The Clerk was directed to take steps to secure quantities of those peas and prosecute the ,ellers.