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.COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS.…

CARDIFF RAILWAY^BILL.

.COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS.…

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other district proposed that Pontypridd be put up, and one of the Ystradyfodwg friends secon- ded—("shame")—so the Pontypridd members were left in the lurch. After that he certainly could not vote for carrying- out the other part of the programme. Another important committee was the Technical Instruction Committee, which had to carry out the provisions of the Technical Instruction Act. The duty of this committee was to give suca education as would enable a man to learn a trade; not to train him for a trade, but to give him such education as would enable him to know the use of tools and such implements—education which would make him a better tradesman than he would be without h. This was carried out pricipally by means of Evening Classes, but it was carried out in other v. ays as well scholarships being given on the Technical side of the University College of Wales and Monmouthshire. There were now in the University 25 young people from this county receiving education and getting P,40 a year to enable them to keep themselves while there. At a recent conference between .-he College Council and a sub-committee of the Technical Instruc- tion Committee, it was arranged that for the future there should be thirty seats instead of twenty-five, and this without anv extra charge. (Applause)., xnat eommittee. also, had some- thing to clo with carrying out the Welsh Inter- mediate Aot, especially with reference to build- ing. That bad to provide money both for the buildings and maintenance of Intermediate Schools, and fchia was done very largely from what was called the "whiskey money"-aaii-h- ter)—money that was paid to the county from the Customs and Excise Duties. Lastly, they had the Finance Committee, and it would be seen this was an important committee when it was known that it very often passed bills amounting to £ 80,000 in one -uarter. The ex- penditure at present was something enormous. Of course, it was not all from the rates; a very large proportion of it came from the Customs and Excise Duties and other duties paid from the Government. A large portion of the money was paid back to the Boards of Guardians for the payment of teachers of industrial training for the payment of medical officers, and to meet other expenditure. A portion, too, was paid back to the District Council to enable them to pay their sanitary inspectors and officers of health, while a large portion was spent in the maintenance of the police. He would not then go into details, but he believed he had given a general idea of what the Council had to do. (Applause). The Rev W. I. Morris moved: "That this meeting desires to heartily thank Mr H. S. Davies for his services on the County Councii, and again pledges itself t. return him at the forthcoming election." Mr Gwyngyll Hughes seconded, and speeches in support were delivered by Messrs Edward Flemming (Hafod), Dewi Llewellyn, D. Arnott, W. Howell, oohii Charles, and others. The resolution having been adopted with enthusiasm Mr Davies acknowledged the vote, and said that if they expected him to fight they must rally round him as well as they did at the last election. Questions having been asked by Mr Dewi Llewelyn in reference to prosecutions under the Food and Drucs Aco, and by Mr Arnott as to the position of Pontypridd in the fight for the county offices, a vote of thanks was tendered the chairman on the motion of Councillor D. R. Evans, seconded by Mr Thomas Jones. This terminated the proceedings.