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PONTYPRIDD. TRALLWN WARD, The electors of the Trallwn Ward should not hesitate as to which way they should cast their votes on the polling dav. To choose between Mr. Watkin Williams and his opponent at any time would be an easy matter, but at the present moment it is especially so. What is the opinion of the electors ? Listen to this, the Chairman of Mr. Watkia Williams' Meeting, held on W ednesday night, declared that there was only one man in the field" while the other speakers proved conclusively that there was no coil] pa,-ilson.,i)e een the two candidates. s VV -'0- The election address to which Mr. Taylor's name is appended, came -in for a severe mauling at the hands of Councillors Watkin Williams and Fred Edwards. l ever before in the history of local elections has a candidate been so severely criticised, and it is safe to say that the points scored went right home with the audience. --0- Surely by this time Mr Taylor must regret having consented to the publica- tion of such an address. First of all the grammar was dealt 'vith by the two Councillors named. Just imagine a man talking of the Unequivocal development of the district." Then hete is another choice specimen from this precious election address, Mr Taylor says, My opponent asserts that he has given you his best representation but have his actions on the Council qualified the assertion. Anyone acquainted with the English language knows that the word used in this connexion means modified, and with this meaning the sentence is absolutely absurd. --0-- How furny some funny folks can be to be sure. The writer of Mr Taylor's address evidently thinks that a word of four or five syllables is in its right place anywhere. What a weakness, and yet this is not the worst form of weakness displayed in this precious epistle. -0- Mr Taylor charges Councillor Watkin Williams with having opposed the erection of a footbridge at the Berw. Referring to this point at his meeting on Wednesday, Councillor Watkin Williams gave it the most emphatic denial possible. Mr Williams always calls a spade a spade, and in answer to his opponent's charge, he said it is a lie." -0-- The evidence of Mr Taylor given before the Parliamentary Committee of the House of Commons on the Cardiff Railway Bill proved beyond a doubt his position in this matter. Councillor Edwards dealt with Mr Taylor's election address, and then gave the audience the pleasure of hearing alongside this the parliamentary evidance, and oh what a. picture he revealed. This evidence must be haunting Mr Taylor like a horrible nightmare. Electors must note that whatever Mr Taylor may say about being in favour of increased railway facilities he cannot dispute the fact that he has for three years in succession assisted the Tali Vale Railway Company in opposing the New Railway. We shall wait Mr Taylor's reply to the speeches made at Wednesday's meeting. If he replies at all it is sure to be interesting, if he does not the electors will know that it is because he dare not. .0- TOWN WARD. The advent Mr of Tom Rowland into the contest of the Town Ward is giving great tribulation to the supporters of Mr R. L. Phillips. -1)- The desperation of the situation is made very clear by the unfruitfulness of their efforts to find arguments in support of his return when the electorate have choice of Mr Kowland before them. One of his supporters declared last week that Mr R. L. Phillips had "attended a very large number of Council 2n Meetings during the last three years." Marvellous argument! Was it not the duty of Councillor Phillips to attend all meetings ? Is this not another way of saying, that he is not so bad as we expected for he has attended a large number of meetings." But the pith of the argument after all is, What has he done while making his attendance at a large number of meetings ? .0- Good attendance and nothing more is very much like faith without works." Attendance must produce fruit of active deeds and if not the representative value of the man who claims it is worth little. --0-- It is urged that Mr R. L. Phillips made one suggestion to the Council. Only one It is claimed that he ad- vocated the spending of Xioo upon a piece of ground on the Beiw Road for the pleasure of the public. But whose ground was it. ? and what hold has the public upon it? These should be co-ordinate considerations. Mr R. L. Phillips' advocacy means that the public money has to be spent on a piece of land which belongs to the Great Western Coal Company and which is liable to be recalled to its service on the following day of the expenditure of our public money on it. --0-- It does not require much common sense to knock the bottom out of this over-glorified idea, and also to measure up the mental capacity of the man who presumes distinction of an administrator by it. We want pleasure grounds but let us make them on tenure which is safe for the people's continued possession It is very elementary administration indeed, to make pleasure grounds for i. Colliery Company which never asked for it and will rip it up directly it wants its. If Mr R. L. Phillips has not made a better use of his three years experience than this miserable record we are afraid it is not very hopeful to expect much in the future. If Mr R. L. Phillips had only tried to use his nasal powers and not rack his poor brain for ideas, he would have advocated the spending of more money on our flushing tanks which are supposed to flush our drains two or three times a day in order to keep the sowers clean. These are locked up, and only used in some cases once or twice a month, because, forsooth, the expense of providing water cannot be met. This would be a lire of business for which we would give him credit. Anything to remove the foul smells arising from the manholes in our streets would be an effectual power to lessen fever epidemic in our midst. --c- We have no doubt in our .mind that Mr Jtt. L. Phillips innocently thinks that this flotation of the £100 for a pleasure ground will be swallowed by the working man as a tip top perform- ance. It would be as well that Mr Phillips should know things as they are. The working man of to-day is a wide-awake fellow and can see through such electioneering dodges. He has a full dose of them in Pontypridd and we recommend Mr Phillips to change his tactics. --0-. The working man has not yet forgotten the attitude of Mr Phillips towards him at a meeting of the rate- payers held last May at the Lesser Town Hall. It was the" Common as a Park question that was under dis- cussion and it was then suggested to refer the matter to the ratepayers of the town and district. What constituted a ratepayer became the next question ? One section, the progressive people, contended that all householders were ratepayers, but the other section—the the money bag, the £ s. d. worshippers, maintained that the working man who rented a. house was not a ratepayer at all. Mr R. L. Phillips was in this class. And yet he poses as the friend of the working man The right to vote, the right to have his say, are precious principles with the working man and anyone who refuses to concede him these rights because he pays his rates through rents is no friend of his. In our opinion Mr Tom Rowland is a man of such practical intelligence that we feel 0 that in this fight he alone is the man I that is truly a fit and proper person to represent the Town Ward of Pontypridd.



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