PONTYPRIDD SCHCOL BOARD. RATEABLE VALUE DEC'^EA'eED. THE ARCHITECT'S QUESTION. The niontnly meeting of the Pontypridd School Board was held ut the Board room, Gcliiwastnd Grove, on Tuesday. Mr James Richards presided, and the other members pre- sent were Rev Joshua Thomas (vice-chairman), e7 LI. Lloyd Davies. Messrs Phillip Jones, D. W. Thomas, W. Jones-Powell, J. W. John, t.n.i W. M. Jones., with the clerk, Mr D. Mili.oi: Jones. Hie statement of accounts presrnted by the clerk si-ewed o.n overdraft in the general ac- count after thaf day's payments of Id, notwifhstnmling the fact that the overseers had paid the precept up in full. The Chair- man asked If it was right for the Board to run into debt in this manner without increas- ing tho calls on the overseers. The minded the Board that of re- presentations made by the overseers as a result o. U10 recent strike in the coalfield the Beard promised to reduce the precept for this half- year to £ 3.000. The precept last -half-year wa" £3.500, which made a rate of 5,1 in the It. wo oil, however, be impossible for the Board to meet its obligations if the call for this half-year was made for £3,COO. The full eifeet of the strike would be felt during that period, and under ihe circumstances he had uraven a precept for £ 3,500, which would moan a rate of 6id m the £ The following half- year they could issue a precept for 0 00. which would represent a rate of 6.1, as all the grants would be received then. Ii was agreed to make a call for £ 3,500. Tlio Cliliril- r-roi-Led that the o.u.litoi had examined Ihe Board's accounts to the end ct March, 1898, and all was eorrcci..This led to a discussion as to payments which had been marlp to the architects, which were included in those accounts. The Clerk suggested that th? only way out of ihe difficulty to prevent, any further mis- understanding as to the question of quanlSti-. s would lie for the Board to pay direct from their own accounts all fees for preparing quantities and lithograpiling the. same, and that, the •architect be paid simply (he arumd tender. Tins wa" agreed to. Mr A. O. Evans submitted plans for a care- taker's house adjoining the Lnn Schools,which ell] v two bedrooms. Of this the Board disapproved, and asked Mr Evans foamed the plan. A letter was read from Mrs Tom Edwards, Cern House, explaining that she had been a bead-mistress -at the Coec1,pe,llnwcn Infanls' School, and no\v £ she was anxious to be again I employed in the profession as a certificated I assistant. A discussion ensued, in which ail the members agreed that Mrs Edwards was a capable teacher, but the difficulty wa; to find j he • a vacancy. The Clerk said there, was no va.er.ncv nt the school she wanted (o go to; be simply referred the Board to the remarks of M>* E. Grey. M.P., as to the percentage of certificated assistants in the hchoois of the Board. Ho suggested she should b2 sent to Coedpen- maen. and on the motion of ?Jr J. W. John, seconded by Mr W M. Jones, this was agreed, I to- The Clerk submiifed returns showing the cost per head of creeling schools under the various boards, and also a return shewing the fees paid by the Pontypridd Board to archi- tects. Mr A. (). Evan%; attended before the Board, and said the school built for the Pont- ypridd Board were considerably cheaper than ¡ others. The new Lm Schcol was cheaper than any shewn in the return except Newport, whieh was only sevenpence cheaper than the Lam With regard to fees generally they were universally fixed at 7J, per cent. If public bodies went in for cutting down the fees an arcfutect's living would go. A man must have experience to build schools, and the Board might save two and a half per cent, in fees, and the cost per -liead at the same time go up £ 3 or E4. He bad been architect to the old Llantwit, Fardre and Llanwonno Boards, and when thg present Board came into existence those two bodies rccornmended him to the pre- sent Board. Mr Jones-Powell said he had taken up the matter in the interests of the ratepayers. He thought Mr Evans' commission was very high. Ho found fault with the 2! per cent. for supervision. Mr Evans did not supervise. They kept a clerk of the works at, aof E120 to do that. In the case of the Iran Schools Mr Evans knew very wcti that he had been there, but a few times. Mr Evans emphatically stated that he did superintend the work. Mr Jones-Powell: We are paying a clerk of [lie worlc., to (io Mr W. M. Jones said that as far as they wero aware the architect had w-nformed with U'eir req ui re m en t s. Mr Phillip Jones proposed that the. question of commission be left alone until another school was required, when they eould discuss the matter. Mr J. W. John called the attention of the Board tlud they were building the cheapest schools in the district. Mr JoTK\=_Powell; It will be brought on again until it is carried. The Chairman pointed om tlml the Board were only carrying out. what they had already agreed upon. In future, if the Board wished to consult Mr Evans or anyone ,>lsc it rould be done. Mr W. M. Jones: We don't agree whh the remarks of Mr Jones-Powell. Mr A. O. Evans: T sh.ouH like ihe Board to give an expression of opinion as to whether [ foivo done my duty or not. Mr Jones-Powell agreed that the school* had IxH-n well done; he had praised them. What he disagreed wiih was that they paid a clerk of works £ 120 io superintend and pyi-.l Wr lv-ans also. Mr Evms explained that ■' u' <-jstonarv, i anl tho rule to employ a clerk. ■ ■? wrtks :n addition to the architect. I The Chairman bore, out. in gee ra! the. re- n-aiks of Mr Evans, an 1 M- Phillip Jones' 1 proposition vas then agreed
Tonypandy and Trealaw Library. OPENING CEREMONY. Thursday was the occasion of the opening of the Tonypandy an-1 Trealaw Public Library, which is situated in Dunraven street, Tony- pandy. The main road down from Llwynvpia ?o Tonypandy was gaily decorated, and the Treakiw Free Mission Band enhanced the affair wiih several pleasing selections. As far back as 87,. an Eisteddfod was held in Mid- Rliondda with ihe cbject of providing funds to a public library. About £ 193 was realised, but the project was dropped for a time. Four years ago the trustees gave of that amount, £ 60 to the Llwynypia Library. and a similar sum to the Penygraig Library, the remainder being reserved for a Library at Tonypandy. About 13 months ago. Mr D. S. Thomas, the secretary of the Lihrary, induced the Chamber of Trade to move in the matter. A public meeting was called, and the workmen of the Naval Collieries and those of the Cam- brian Collieries contributed £ 60-— £ 30 from each body of men—towards the fund, and pro- mised to give a similar amount annually,whilst the tradesmen promised to contribute about £ 70 annually. The committee eventually paid £240 for the lease of a piece of !and on the mam street, and a building raised at a cost. of about £ 1.000. Tho institution has already a library of between 400 and 600 volumes, given by the trustees of 1874 Eisteddfod at a cost of 2.3. Besides the room devoted to the library there arc' a large reading-room and ladies' reading-room, billiard-room, etc. The i p- proach's to this excellent instilution, -which was formally opened by Mr Archibald Hood. Sherwood, Cardiff, on Tlmrsday,wrrc thronged wiih enthusiastic people, there being on the road at that time several hundred persons. A public meeting was subsequently held at Bethel Baptist Chapel, the chair being occupied by Aiderman Richard Lewis, J.P., who said Mr Ffood. had graciously performed the oncning ceremony, and that they saw too little of him, but, they were glad, however, that in Mr W. W. Hood they had a worthy son of a worthy who, when chairman of the School Board. hati left his impress on it, and they could feel proud of the position of their School Board i o-day. They had not approached the question from a nr.ccssarv point cf view, for the Rhon- uda children, wiio would some day hold a petent influence. There were attractions which v. ere not. sound or healthy, and he didn't as one believe in tem,i>f)ranee without offering, eouuter-attvactions. Nine or ten residents of ;¡i¡I.IUlOndd;¡ hal become responsible for f;1,250. He thought their building was a credit to the neighbourhood. Tlte were contributing by subscriptions about JE50 a year, tho Naval and Clydach Vale collieiy v. orkm-m £ 30 each, and it remained to be •seen whether Llwynypia workmen would do tne same. (Applause). That applause left no o -tibti about it. What he wished was that the institution would, raise, the ton; of society there. There were hundr^N cf ledgers who had not. emrfortable homes, and it was their dtity to recreation for them. Mr Archibald Hood reciprocated the kind feelings expressed towards him. He felt sorry that couldn't be oftcner amongst them, but now that he was there he was delighted that he was to perform the ceremony of opening such a grand institution. He (!oul(in't liell, coii- trasting the district years ago with what it was io-ay. Then there were no schools: now they had an abundance of them. The Library would be a great 1)0011, and it would b" idle le1 ium to speak of the advantages of such an institution. In Egypt the children went as wild arabs, and he had no doubt if the Egyptians had educational advantages, they m:J'- even rival the Rhondda children, who could also rival other districts. As the twig was b ut, so the tree inclined. Someone had said "A utile knowledge is a dangerous thing, t"J 0' deep of the Pierian spring." He did not, believe, in that. A little know- ledge was be tier than 110 Knowledge at all. !Ia!f a. lot. 1 f xv: iliaii nothing. They esuid nut all ])1.' cir Isaac Newtons or James V. st is. TL was only by education they could gel, a, degree of excellence. He would be glad if they thought it would help them in ftindi to deliver another lecture on Egypt and to give LID, and he would see what could be dunQ to induce. j he workmen to contribute E30 as the other collieries had done. Under those cd'euiest;i!"•: perhaps they would not find it difficult to make the Library a perfect suc- e> s. (Loud and prolonged cheers). Mabon the success 01 the Library would depend wry much em the efforts and the sup- port of the residents themselves. They, as workmen, ought to be. very glad that there were gentlemen continually thinking of what was good for them. He had not the slightest doubt it would be the means—extra means—of enlightenment to them. What he would like io see was that those who had not the advan- tages of primary education should use the in- stitution, and those who had would by using i: give a good example to help others; and there would be refining and counter-acting in- flitence7 against evil which exist in society in that neighbourhood. It was necessary for them to get higher education. There was more room up above for an eagle than there was down below for a spa vow. In our country circumstances did not bind anyone down to the circumstances of his birth, and there were chances for one to occupy the highest- position of the land. He was thankful that they were thus giving them a chance. Mr Tom Evans, eheckweigher, and chairman of the committee, said they were highly pleased to see Mr Hood. He offered him his sincerest thanks for his handsome subscript ions. They I had also to thank the Eisteddfod Committee of 1874 for the -068 worth of hooks they had had. He moved the best thanks of the meet- ing to Mr Hood. Rev Mr James (vicar), in seconding, said that was a red letter day in manj- ways. They wiped away a reproach that I had lain on them since 1874. They had been busy the last two years, and proceeded with fear and trembling. Not the least pleasing feature was Mr Hood's presence as a promise of greater things in the future. The Rhondda community was a ve— young one, but it would improve. Though they were split up political- ly and otherwise in a thousand fragments.'till that day all were united. He hoped the Library would be. a counter-attraction for the cvi1 influences surrounding them, and be the centre of unity and union. Mr Tom John supported the motion. Afterwards a conversazione was held at the Tonypandy Schools in aid of the funds of the Library. The central hall, which had been most artistically decorated with lace curtains, coloured muslins, plants, etc., presented a very pretty siglit indeed. The tea tables, which were laid out in the several class-rooms ad- joining the hall, were also nicely arranged, snd looked very pretty with the costly flower decoration's. The ladies who so admirably j waited upon their guests were Mrs James (Vicarage), assisted by Miss Taylor; Mrs Thomas (Post Office) and Miss M. Thomas, Miss Annie Adams and Miss Alice Ashman, Mrs Foster and Miss Iden, Mrs D. S. Thomas Mrs John (Trealaw Schools), and Miss Thomas, Mrs Morns and Miss Alice Price, Trealaw; Miss A. M. Price and Miss Bell Price. Trealaw; Mrs Miles and Mrs Haycock, Miss Jones, Mrs Roes, and Miss R. Evans: Mrs J. W. Jones. and Miss Mabel Jones, Tonypandy. Schools; Miss Flora John, Clydach Vale, and Mrs Main: Mrs Jones, Henry street, and Miss Jenkyns; Misses Blanche and Ethel Hovi2 (Police Station), Mrs David Lloyd and Miss A. Evans, Mrs Griffiths and Miss Katie Grif- fiths (Cabinet House), Mrs Twistle and Miss Nellie Griffiths, Mrs Davies, Cheltenham Hon-e. and Mrs Coombes, Alrs Roes Rees,Miss Polly Evans, Clydach Vale, and Miss Maggie Jones. Trealaw. During the evening a highly interesting entertainment was held, when pleasing selections were rendered by eminent local artistes, and were interspersed with a few indoor games, which terminated a very happy day's proceedings. -r,
DEATH OF MR. T-T. ANTHONY, J.P, CAERPHILLY. Mr Anthony, J.P., Brvnccnydd lb,Use, rpiiilh. died at 9 o'clock 011 Mon- day morning, in ihe 65th year of his age. De- is ased had been in rather delicate health since tir burial of hi, wife about two years ago. Last Christmas he had a severe attack of liver complain! which confined him to his house fo. upwards of two months. He sat on the Bench at Caerphiily three weeks ago, which was the only time since his last illness, During thb last fortnight 112 had got much better, and was determined to fight, for re-election en the Caer- philly Urban District, Council at The forthcom- ing election. However, 011 Thursday last h" had serious relapse, to which he succumbed. His death is deeply deplored in the town a,, I district, and a familiar figure is removed from the county and loeal public bodies. Mr An- thony was a member of the Board of Guard- ians for nearly 40 years, trustee cf the Aids- worth Charity and the St. C'enydd Lodge of Oddfellows, Caerphiily; and trustee, secretary, and deacon of Bethel Independent Church, Caerphilly. He was made a justice of the peace about 13 years ago. He took a very active part, in establishing the British School and also the Board School in the place. He was elected a councillor of the County 'Coun- cil 12 years ago, and was subsequently made an alderman, which position he held for 9 years When the Urban District Council Act came into force he was elected a member for the Caerphilly Town Ward, and was made chair- man of the Council, and occupied the chair with great fidelity for six years. For many years he sat as a commissioner of taxes up to his death. On the retirement of his father from the flannel trade he succeeded in the business, and kept the Pandy and Tonyvelin factories, where he employed a. number of men, women, and children weaving Welsh flannels and cloths. He relinquished the busi. ness after the death of his father many years ago. In politics Mr Anthony was a Liberal, and took a very active part during the cam- paign of Mr Alfred Thomas in East Glamor- gan. The funeral will ta.ke place on Saturday. Before the commencement of the ordinary business at the Caerphilly Police Court on Tuesday, Mr W. W. Leigh, the presiding magistrate, said that upon his arrival at Caer- philly that morning, he was surprised and shocked to hear of the death of their esteemed friend and colleague, Mr Henry Anthony,J.P., and on behalf of his brother magistrates he desired to express their sincere sympathy to the family in their bereavement. They had requested their clerk to convey their sympathy to the family. Mr W. H. Beddoe, on behalf of the solicitors practising in that Court, said that the chair- man's remarks were appreciated equally by them, and tho solicitors felt that by his death they had a lot to grieve over in losing his familiar face on tha Bench. Every person brought before him, whatever the fine or sen- tence, always felt that he had had justice meted out. to him. In moving a vote of sympathy with the re- latives of the late Mr Anthony, Mr James Richards, at the Guardians on Wednesday, said he remembered the time when Mr An- thony was an active and faithful member of the Board. Mr Brinson seconded, and the chairman supported. The vote was carried in siler.ce.
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Presentation Meeting at Treforest. Last Saturday was a red letter day with tho Ivori'.es of Treforest, wnen Mr Evan Hopkins, secretary of the "Craig-y-Fforest" Lodge, was presented on the occasion of his tenth anni- versary as .secretary ci' this branch of the- Order of Ivontes. W. E. Thomas occu- I the chair, and Bro. T. Hug-hes the vice- The had generously invited sev- eral of the prominent Ivorites of the neigh- bouring lodges, and the following responded. Mr R. (t* Hushes. "Seron Cymru;" Mr John Mcrgan, "Gwenynen Hafod;" Mr Daniel Jen- kins, "Ley.shon y Graig;" Mr Evan Howell, Dewi Aur, "(Twvnfryll- Mr- Abednogo Jenkins, "Arghvy!.] Nelson;" Mr 21. Jones. "Trehafod: Mr John Jones, rhondda;" Mr T. Thomas, "Maen Chwyf;" and Mr W. Humphreys, "Llys Gomer." After the inner man had been satisfied, and t-he tables cleared, an entertainment was held, in which th0 following took part: Singers Messrs B. Lewis. Cymmer; Jones, Porth; and T. Hughes, Treforest. After the opening song had^ been given, the cliairman called upon th» he\ T. Davies to present the dispensation (winch was framed in solid cflk). Mr T. Jones presented the desk, and Mr T. Lewis a purse containing ten pounds, heing one pound for cveiv year the object of the presentation had served them as secretary. Suitable addresses were delivered by those making the presenta- tions on behalf of tho lodge. Mr Evan Hop- kins feelingly responded to the kind senti- ments of the. lodge, thanking one anil all for the great respect that had been shown that evening. In reviewing tho work of the lodge for the ten years he had been secretary, he presented the, following figures -Value" of the funds of the lodge on December 31st, 1888, £ 1,202 17: 3d; present valu'e, £ 1,887 3s lid; incrcaso during ten years. £684- 6s 8d. They had paid out in benefits during the same per- iod In sick pay. £ 1.242 4s 9d: funeral dona- tion, £ 330; total, £ 1,572 '.8 9d. Number of members on January 1st, 1883, 118; liurme^ of members on January 1st, 1899. 138; in- crease. 20. In conclusion, ho expressed his great indebtedness to the members for the beany manner they had ecooperated with him to moka the lodge an undoubted success. Had h. not received their support, he would not have been able to present them with such satisfactory results. Mr Hopkins was recent- ly elected president cf the Pontypridd Dis- trict of True Ivorites, where, no doubt, he will prove an efficient officer. At the conclu- sion of the presentation most of the guests delivered addresses suitable to the occasion, all uniting in expressing their high apprecia- tion of the noble services rendered to the lodge by Mr Hopkins. Dewi Aur, Cyfaill, and Mr R. G. Hughes presented verses which they had composed for th3 occasion, and which were well received by the N f I- the usual votes of thanks had been dealt with,, the meeting concluded by singing "Hen NVIttl fy NhaJau." Wele dorf o IVibion llafur, Cyfeiilgcrol hd ddyngarwyr, Wcdi dod yn nghya i wipdda, A chyllwyno h-eirdd dry-ora'. Ffyddlon was gydd Yll teilyn^ii Cael yn wir ei unrhydoddu, Ydyw'r diwog Evan Hopcyn, Doiiiol, siriol iawn, a dillyn. Hoffi mac y "rheol euraidd," Medd ar galon fawr Iforaidd; Eh:nv Samaritan, was tyner, ft.el at frawd pan ntcvn cyfyngder. 1 Hefyd hoff o Wlad y C'enhi, A'r hen Omera,eg, iaiUi ddillyn; Lienor doeth yn Haven o vni, Gwr yn ddiau eitl farddom. Doeth a chywir ysgrifenydd "Craig-y-Fforest, a chofnodydd, Manwl iawn, a uiymhongar, A brwdfrydig Ifor gweitligor. Plcsor yJyw cael cyflwyno "Arluu" hardd yr Undeb iddo, A thrysorau eur-aidd ere ill. Fel ad-daliad bach i'r cyfaill. Hwn sy'n meddu ar elfenau, Cariad, cyfeillgarwcb, gorru; Ar wirionedd saif heb syflyd, Rliai'n yw rhiniau pur oi fywyd. Duw yr hedd o'i ras a roddo Iddo einioes hir i weithio, Ac i gyrhaedd doeth amcanioi., 1 Lleddfu eisiau llu o gleifioii. Crefydd bur a difrychoulyd Ydyw hanfod fawr ei fywyd. Hedd yn llifo, geiff fel afor,- Palmwydd gwyrdd ac euraidd garo". R. Gwyngyll Hughes*. Hen "Erthygl Credo" miloedd yw Na ddylai'r byw gael elw, Rhygymir beunydd ar y nod, ly "A fyno glod, boed farw;" Ond brodyr Craig y Fforest sydtf Yn gwadu'r "ffydd" yn groexx. Er fod gan lafur dyfal sail I ddysgwyl cael anrhegicu, Mae awr eu derbyn hwy, er kyu, Yn toddi'n Uyn y galon; A'r ysbryd haelfawr sy'n eu dwyn Yn dyblu swyn y rhoddion. Mae Ilafur gonest blwyddi maith Yn uwch na iaith hyawdledd; Ffyddlondeb geir fel boglyn aur, N en ros ar fronau rhinwedd; Tra mae mynegfys bywyd gwyn A'i bwynt i fryn anrhydedd. Ei'alhti'r a yr aur o'r pwrs I gynal cwra bodolaeth; Ond Baif y "Bwrdd" y nfyw goffhaA 0 gariad a rhagoriaeth; 11 A'r hardd arwyddlun ar y mur Yn fri i Wir Iforiaeth. Cyfaill. Haeddawg, manol swyddog mwynwawr wete, Anwylir yn ddirfawr; Yw ein Evan Hopkin hyfawr, Craig y Fforest deg honent gawr, D'oes dim chweg, ail anrbegion-i loewi Gwyl awdt swyddogion; Ddyd fri. ar y ddiwyd fron, Ac heli ddewra'r galon. Nod boddlonrwydd, rhwydd a rhad— Cyfeillion o brofiad; (ewjllvs Yw'r anrhegion mwynion mad, A chofion o'i ddyrchafiad. Ein llywydd adranol llawen—hefyd Yw Evan, frawd trvlen; Yn ei bareh dringed yn ben- Hynt Dewi Sant, a'i awen. Y bwrdd ysgrifenu heb baid, --ac RUt". Ac oriel Iforiaid; Er cof gwresog ganddo gaid,, I loni'i weithiol enaid. Senghpuydd. Dewi Aur.
T7 LECTION PRINTING f evrry d^scrirti^n WlA done At the FRo Prkss 0 fir- nopt.Ir anl promp'ly. Address 22, Taff She t, P ntypridd.
<. L! ai'Lrisant-Fri day. < D. J. Dunn, itnd Sam. Summoned for Poaching. W i. ¡"1!:¡:1" iO jO ti '*0 r. Llan: l lSai! i Vil'; pommo:i:-J for poaching at the Tyuclia. Fain:, Xilaruv, en the 23ih February. Wiliiam Langdon, e that he saw the defendant take up a sr-arc, which contained a rabbit. He admitted to witness that he had laid the Unare. Ccrrohcr1.tiv r-i.LlIlC:; v.-a, given by John Williams. Defendant contended that he had been a-d-icd tc. hi ;:i.;tr:s3 the tenant 0: lh farm, io catch a few rabbits for her. The Bench ad- vised hiLl in future to obtain the permission in writing, andt inflicted a of Using Threats William Dowiy, collier, Tcnvrcfa.il, was \#> summon od by Mrs Thomas Roberts fcr using threats towards her. Complainant stated that defendant had sworn at and ran afcer h?:r. and threatened to throw things at her head. She had compelled to complain to the police of his conduct, ere now. De fendant was bound over in the sum of :.2.J to keen the peace for sin months. Assaults. David Crunch?. collier, Tonyrefail, way sum- monod for assaulting Morgan Davies. Tonvr- I e.fail 0n I he 17ch February. Davies said that whilo in. the Red Cat", Tonyrefail, defendant chargeu him with v, aiivJU^ with the overman of the colherv, who was his cousin. Defendant called him names, and rose his fid as though strikt- him. Outside the inn, he heard de- fendant call to his wife, who wis on (lie door. for I :s stick with which to strike witness In cross-examination complainant admitted that he did not see wife en the dcor. Dim.; Evans corroborated the last witness' statement, but added that he would not be certain, that Griffiths intended striking Davies. Tho case was dismissed. M.irv Stanton and Miss Rudge. were mm- mone 'or assaulting Mary Turner, Pfntvrch. «a tiie 15 ih February. Cross-sum mouses were against Mrs Turner and her hus- bar. < Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Ponty- pridd,, inpr,eared for the Turners. The evi- dence to the effect that whilst sneaking to a neighbour, Mrs Stanton came up to the cem- » plainant, Mrs Turner, and asked what had she teen sv-mg about hor. She then struck her m t,h ■ i^ee, and whilst on the ground Mm, Badge rstotwl on her hair. Mrs Stanton caught Mrs T< truer by tho throat, and tried to bi.'e her.- ana then rubbed filth in her face. Her dangm. r alld others C3.fc.e to her rrcnc. Tnr- ner w.i, for. but arrive 1 when everything t W:1 Mrs Rudge was fined and Mrs •, St':V"f:: £ 2. the cross-summonses Lrin: dis- missed. IHireaiing: Horses Jame* Parsons, baker, Pontypridd, was ehargoet -with illtreating two horses by working; tuem whilst in an unfit state. P.C. Philips said that OIl the 18ih February hr. aw the dofe t-hrnt driving two horses attached to a spring cart. The horses seemed to be in pain. arcr1 L, found several wounds on them. IV- n zen'kivt said the horses had been knocked about by his last haulier, who had placed them on the wrong side of the shaft. A fine of 10s. was indicted.
Ystrad-fi-nqday. the Slirtcndiary (1fr Igmai-is Wil- liams;. Alderman Riehard Lewis and Messrs ■S. D. Williams. M.F.H., and R. H. Dark- Burning: the Msuntain. T.v » Tonypandy collier? mimed William Fen- (2+, and Henry Parker (25) were sum- moned by George Davies. cf the Gellifaelog Farm, for damaging hn grass on the mountain side by setting fir, to it last Sundav week. Defendants "Julmittrd the offence, stating that 4 they thought, there was no harm in setting fire ) to dry grass. Mr Davie* said it burned air day, ad a good many <1cr(s were destroyed. The Stipendiary told defendants thai if ii. had been fern or woo14 they would be sent for trial tJ the Assizes. The offence was a most serious one. They were fined 17s each. or a fortnight with had labour. Collier picks a Till. Thomas and Williem T'avies, colliers, Pen- tre. wre charged wiih stealing a sum amounL ing to between 18 or 20s from a till at the Market Tavern, Pent re, *.n the night of the I 1st inst. When arr ested by P.C. David Da- vies, Thomas made a statement, that he knew nothing about the money until seven o'clock the following morning. William Davies was arrested at the Alexandria Hotel whilst he was spending the money in drink. He admit- ted having no money in his pocket before com- ing out of his lodgings on the morning of the date in question. From the evidence given the Bench decided that the theft was commit- tec1" by the defemiant William Davies, and he -was accordingly fined E2. Thomas Davies was discharged. Drunkards List. The drunk and disorderly nvictions in- cluded Emily Birch, a Bl. r.e'ydach widow, who -was sent to prison for 1' days. Joseph- Thomas, collier, Treorky, fined 10s; Thomas Palmer, collier, Cwmpark, 5s; Robert CuTa- Tilings, coilier. Troakiw 58; David Evans, a Tonypandy weaver, 15s; John James Hughes, an old offender from Gelly, Ton, Pentre. 15s; Thomas James, collier. Pontrhondda, 5s; Thomas Waddock, a Trealaw collier. 10s; William 1>v*4e3, also from Trealaw, 10-: Wil- liam Colonrn, a hitcher at Llwynypii. 10s; Thomas Jones and Thomas Phillips. Trealaw colliers, were also fined 10s each for bc.mg drunk and refusing to qui" the Yr.vscvnon Hotel on .he night of the 27th ult.
Caerph i I ly -Tuesday Bet'o" M»-«srs W. W. Leigh, FvRn Owen, Jonatliait Williams, and Dr Maurice G. Evans. Alleged Perjury by a Sanitary Inspector. Mr Thomas Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, appeared on behaif of Mr Lot John. Seng- •henydd (who was fined a fortnight ago for selling unwholesome! milk), for a .summons against 3lr E. T. Mori-au, sanitary inspector, for perjurv. Ii:, seemed to Mr Phillips that t wsLs a very serious thing for his client that the case had gone against, him. and he would ■prove by witnesses that Mr Morgan knew -perfectly well that the sanitary state cf Sfong- henydd was entif-el, out <.t order. In cross- ex,amillat-)" lilc' inQ said it was not out of order. The probability was that diph- theria from the- abominable and filthy state cf i he houses. He had seen the place himself. imd found filth scattered all over the -=- .r. I ravcaients in front of the houses. He would prove that, Mr Morgan himselt had com- plained. The magistrates' clerk, Mr n. Y. Evans.said that what the Inspector had said was that he did not know that, the schools were- not healthy. The Chairman said they eould not entertain the- application. It was a question of selling uuwhoiesoinc milk. Mr Phillips said that the inference was that his client had circulated diphtheria in the neighbourhood. He con.end(?'l tib.it the evi- dence of Mr Morgan was conducive to the- re- sult of the issue. The Bench thought other- wise, and decided net to grant the summons. Mr Phillips: Then I will have to apply for a mandamus, sir. No Gun License. Thomas Jdi'ery, Pcnyrheol. was charged wi: II carrying a gun without a licence, and was fined CJatsn for Wages. The Cardiff Collieries' Company, Ltd. (own- ers of the Lktnbradaeh Colliery), and John Smith, contractor, Lizinbralpcli. were^ the de- fendants in an action brought by Alfred Lewis, John Hanclford. and William Charles Davies, repairers, Llanbradach. for wages due to them. M" W. Spickett appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr Lyne, Newport, for the Company The evidence for the plaintiffs waf", that Smith was n contractor in the colliery, and they were cmrloved to work for him. He had always paid diem, but th-ev had had to sign and eon. form io the rdes of the colliery. On the com- r10tion cf i-he cintiact Smith faid he had no money to I- them. The Bench L"1ll that the Company 11,'1'C' not 1ialJle- and an order was made a;!ai 1 t. Smith for the amount claimed, with costs.
SEIZURE OF 3IEAT IN THE I) A. CLAIM AGAINST THE DISTRICT COUNCIL. AWARD OF THE UMPIRE. Mr T. H. Stephen- formerly the Cardiff c::>id his award as umpire il, arbitration proceedings between Mr D. Da.- vies, butcher, of High street, Cymmer. and the Rhondda District Council. In March of hist year Dr Herbert Jones, medical officer for the Rhondda, seized a carcast of mutton be- longing to Mr Davies. which he condemned as unfit for human food. At subsequent police court, proceedings at Perth the Bench gave Mr Davids the benefit of a doubt in their minds as to the condition of the meat, but he was firied for obstructing the medical officer whei. making seizure of the mutton. Mr Davies thereupon /tinted £55U damages from the Council and, demanded that the claim should be s "e l bv arbitration ill rror!12.nf" with the t.rs.vdsi'us cf the PabM-' Health Act. Mr C. lb Phillips, Newport, wns appointed ar- bitrator on behalf of Davies. and Mr Joseph T,. tor en bch lit' of the CouTO,ell. They met. but. failed to agree. Mr T. H. Stephens was ap- point-d as umpire. Mr Stephens held the reference last October at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, the dr.ima,nt being represented by Mr A. Parions. barrister (instructed by Messrs Williams and Co., Newport), and the Council by Mr Bailhaehe (instructrl by Mr W. P. Nicholas. Pontypridd, of the firm of Messrs Wilier Moigar.. Bruce, and Co.). Counsel fc.v the claimant contended that the umpire could not enter into the question of unfitness or otherwise of the meat. The umpire dis- allowed this contention, but agreed at the rf- quest cf the claimant to stale a case on the IJinl, Tho umpire's award is to the effect that, the meat was exposed for sale and in- j tended for human. food, for which it was un- sound and unfit at the time it was so exposed; that Mr Davies was in default in these mat- ters, and consequently not entitled to com- pensation. He makes the award in favour of the District Council, with costs, but it is staterr in the form of a special case. The award fur- ther states that in eveut, of the Court above being of opinion that the umpire was not en- titled to go into the queslioil or the unfitnrss or unsoundness of the meat, then he finds that ur the claimant has suffered damages to the ex- tent of £1 19s Id in respect of the meat seized, and awards to him £43. costs and expenses incurred by him in defending the proceedings instituted against him by the Council, but holds that he has suffered no other damage. In the event of the Court so deciding, the um- pire awards the claimant the above-stated amount, with costs of the arbitration.
Llanwonno Y. Ystradyfodwg School Boards. ARBITRATORS AWARD. Mr Rhys Williams, barrister, has given his award in the arbitration proceedings between the Llanwonno and the Ystradyfodwg School Boards. Llanwonno Board claimed E3,767, expended on Porth Board Schools out of the rates. If the money had been raised by loan, the debt would have been taken over by the Ystradyfodwg Board after the parishes had been latered in 1895. The Ystradyfodwg Board resisted arbitration., but a special case was stated in the Divisional Court, and the judges referred the matter to the arbitrator, who was also instructed to deal with a claim by the Ystradyfodwg Board for Ell,517 in re- spect of schcols within the district. The ar- bitrator has awarded £ 2,228 to the Llanwonno Board. The Ystradyfodwg Board is to pay 'be arbitrator's fees. and nothing is awarded to the Ystradyfodwg Board. Each Board has to pay its own costs, which must be very heavy. The Llanwonno Board was represen- ted by Messrs B. F. Williams, Q.C.. and S. T. Evans. M.P. (instructed by Messrs Spickett and Sons, Pontypridd), and Mr Cripps, Q.C., and Mr D. Brynmor Jones, Q.C.. M.P. (in- st rue fed by Messrs Walter Morgan, Bruce,and Co., Pontypridd), for the Ystradyfodwg Board
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Pontypridd's Terms Rejected. NEW SCHOOL TO BE InILT. Ai, Tuesday's meeting of the Pontypridd School Board. Mr James Richards presiding, the committee appointed to meet the represen- tatives of the Ystradyfodwg School Board with regard to the Haiod School dispute submitted their report. The report staged: "We'have to reparu that we have conferred with the four representatives appointed by ihe Ystradyfod- wg School Beard, to discuss the question of the Hafod schools. The following ere the terms offered by us:—(1) That the Pontypridd School Board shall pay to the Ystradyfodv/g School Board tho sum of E250 in full discharge of their liabilities to tho end of May, 1898, which sum shall he spread fer repayment ovbr a period of 15 years. (2) That the Pontypridd School Board pay the nett cast of maintenance to the rates in respect of the Pontypridd child- ren educated at the Hafod Schools, and cal- culated upon the average attendance for the year ending May, 1899. (3) That the stun of f.25 per annum bo paid to the Ystradyfodwg School Board in respect of from the 1st June. 1898. (4-) The Ystradyfodwg represen- tatives having rejected the aforementioned terms, the Rev LI. Lloyd Davies then offered to p:iy the whole of the- arrears claimed by the Ys'.ridyfodwg Board and rental in accord- ance wi'h th2ir first agl":crn0J:L. llPO:1t!:r- nll- ders, an ling that the Pontypridd School Board receive Rcleqnao representation upon the Ys- tradyfodwg Board. This offer was aho rejec- led. We have, therefore, no alternative, after having done cut. utmost, to effect a settlement, but b recommend the Board tn take sfer to act uire a site a early as possible with a view to erect in,' their own school." Mr J. W. John queried whether it was a fact that when the Pontypridd representatives asked for representation, they were told it was only a matter of sentiment. The Chairman: I didn't hear that. Rev Ll. Lloyd Davies: A couple of them did. We said ''We consider we have met you half way in giving way to representation!" They said, "Oh! that was only a matter of senti- i m< id." Mr J. Totin: Do I understand you offered to take over the Hafod Schools in its entirety. with all its responsibilities: that they I-Qy flie cost, of maintenance for their children; that we rive fhem representation, that they pay no c I I Tho Chairman We offered lo pay the whole amonid due io them if they gave us representa- tion. reply was, "Tho qneb.icn of repre- sentation is set! led." Mr J, W. John thought the ratepayers of Ystradyfodwg generally disagreed faith the ■deei-ion of the Rhondda Board. It decided j". take i11,¡nc(liak steps to erect new school.
LLAInTKLSANT SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting of the L'antrisant School Jioav-l was held at Tcnyrcfail on Mon- day, the chairman. Mr Rhys Davies, presiding. The other members present were Dr Naunton Mergait (vice-chairman), Messrs Daniel Thomas Richard Morgan G. T. Davies, W. E. Davie", Gomer Evans, and Rev E. Stephens, with the John. The Clrk. reported that credit balance now standing to the Board's account was £ 65,3 3s 3d. iir Gomer Evans asked to be allowed to offer an explanation with regard to the well- worn subject of an assistant-master, but the chairman medium out of order. The. committee recommended that. Miss E. Jcnes, Ogmore Vale, be appointed certificated mistress at Mi.ikin School, but no decision wast come ta, An application and a personal visit was re- ceived from Mr M. H. Jones. Llandyssul, who applied for the vacant assistant mastership at Tonyrefail, in the place of Mr Gomer Evans, who had been transferred to Gilfaoh, but it, was decided not to api>oint him io the position One of the items on the agenda was "to ap- point another certificated t-eacher for Tonyr- efa.i! School, and when this was reached Mr W. E. Davies explained that. the motion was his. The Chairman ruled that the matter had already been dealt with when Mr M. H. Jcn-es appeared. Mr Davies, however, said that the motion was to appoint "another" assistant-master, i.e., the rescission of the resolution passed at the previous meeting, and he was about to furnish the Board with facts and figures in support of h:3 proposition, when the Cliairman exclaimed, "We have had sufficient facts and figures; you propose what you have to propose." Mr Daniel Thomas objected to the motion being proceeded with. Proper notice had not been given. Mr Davies: ioti let the chairman alone, if you please. Mr Thomas: I have a right as a member to object. Mr Davies: I want to proceed with my mo- tion. Will you read the notice I sent you, Mr Clerk ? The Clerk, however, was unable, to find th, document, and the chairman again ruled that Mr Davies could give no facts and figures in support of his motion. Mr Thomas: I simply object to it, bccause if Mr Davies has come here with a long dis- course to-day, we, on the other hand. are not prepared, because wo have not ba,1 an under- standing. Mr Davies: It requires a" good deal of cour- age to bring on anything here. I have taken courage again to bring before the Board the advisability of appointing another certificated assistant-master for Tonyrefail Mixed School. This resolution, passed in December, was re- scinded the last Board by the casting vote of the chairman. If this question had been decided by a majority of one man one vote, a.t a full Board, you would hear nothing more from me on this point, being in a minority. There are also other causes which urge me to take this otep. In the first place the facta of the \.e were not properly represented to you by the mover and seconder of the resolution for rescinding mine. I regret that I have to refute the statements of both these gentlemen, but I am compelled to do so in justice to my- self. Mr Morgan declared that the staff at the Mixed School was sufficient for 460 child- tes- The Chairman: Yon must not go into figures to-day. Mr Davieo: It's only a question to you as t) what stiits your purpose. The Chairman: J. have no purpose whatever Mr Davies: Well, it's not worth going into tho matter at all then. That only proves that. you are determined rot. to give an a-sistant- ir,aster. The Chairman Ve I 3m. Mr Davies was about to proceed ,when he was interrupted by the chairman with the re- net r k, -If you arc going to give figures we wlil j adjourn. Mr D; ivies Well, yen can do it. Mr Thomas: Chair, chair. Mr Davies: You will hear more of this again. The Cliairman: Yes, very likely. Mr Davies then gave notice to bring the question forward at the next, meeting. The question of the clerk's salary was con- sidered, and ii, was explained that he now re- ceived £ 50 a year, which included office, and d. was decided not to make any increase.
Rhondda Board Vacant Se-at. At the last ordinary meeting of the Rhon- dda School Board, the following letter was read from Mr J. E. Jones in reference to the vacation of his seat oil the Beard: — "'CleindcnTcn,—I beg to thaidi you most heartily f6r the kind considers!ion von have shown towards me in the unfo'.hmate cir- ciunetances which I have had to pass through. I can assure you thai I entertain the highest opinion of the members of the i'stiailyfodwg School BU1n! both individually and collective- ly, and it has been a. source of great pleasure to me to have had the privilege of co-operat- ing with you in the fur) hcrance of the cause of educating tho children of this imporbnt parish. With regard to my future relations the Board. I feel perfectly satisfied ;n leaving my ease entirely in your hands. In conclusion I may state that provided matters will be clear, it is my intention to seek the suffrage of ihe electors at the forthcoming election. Again, thanking you for your generous treatment, yours truly, J. E. JONES. After 'di'5cus,in; the question, the Board unanimously re-olved tInt irasanuch as the Bbard I be areating a 'precedent by electing another to fill the vacancv. that the seat bo not r.Bc,1 until 'he next election, holden in November next.