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Notes and Comments. THE COUNCILS' LATEST APPOINTATE, NT. ON Monday evening last, the District Council prc- ceeded to the appointment of a Clerk of Works and Superintendent of Public Highways. Three candi- dates appeared before the Council, the sucessfu lone being Mr Thomas Griffiths. This official is one of the oldest residents of Penarth, tbe only two at present able to claim a longer acquaintance with the town being Mr Evan Ellis Roberts, and Mr William Sadler. Mr Griffiths's experience has been of a varied char- acter, and we know of no one better qualified to discharge the duties of the new office. In the time of the Baroness of Windsor he was employed in making various roads in Penarth and also built the Rectory. Although not actually engaged in the putting in of the main drains in Penarth, yet he followed the work closely, and is therefore" well acquainted with them." He has been connected with various buildings in Penarth, both as foreman and a& builder. Outside Peaarth be was engaged in the erection of the first part of the Ely Paper Mills, for Messrs Brown and Evans; as foreman for Mr Jones, father of our esteemed Postmaster, Mr Edward Jones, he superintended the rebuilding of the Taber- nacle Church, the Hayes, Cardiff was clerk of works for five years under the engineers of the Barry Dock and Railway Company, having charge of the work from Cadoxton to near Treforest, and was employed in a similar capacity to that which he has undertaken at Penarth, for four years at Ystradyfodwg. With this experience, we have no doubt Mr Griffiths will fully justify the action of the Council in selecting him to discharge the duties of Clerk of Works, &c., here. The office is an important one, and we shall anticipate great things as a result ot this new charge on the rates. We wish Mr Griffiths a successful future. .=.

Penarth District Council.