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At the opening of the new GeUiwaatad Insti- 4Lte on Saturday Morien said there were three fijint* in its oharter which he admired, viz., the was non-political, non-alcoholic, and, above ill, "no class." Needtess to say roara of merri- -went greeted t-nis remark, and it took the Tre- iorest sage a long time to explain that what he Meant was that there would be no class distinc- tion.
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A VOTE OF THANKS. To the Editor. Sir, On behalf of the North East Glamorgan District, Lodge of the Independent Order of Good Templars, I have pleasure in forwarding you the following resolution, which was passed at their annual meeting at Cilfynydd on Mon- day, the 8nd inst. "That this District Meeting tenders its most hearty thanks to the publishers of the "Gla- morgan Free Press" for their assistance in en- lightening public opinion upon the Temperance question, by devoting weekly a portion of their paper for that purpose, and earnestly hope that they will continue their efforts in that direction. -On behalf of the North-East Glamorgan Dis- trict Lodge, I am, sir, yours faithfully, J. E. MORGAN, District Secretary."
FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR SAMUEL TROTMAN, Ystrad Rhondda has lost another old and highly respected inhabitant in the person of Mr Samuel Trotmun, of Tyntyla Road, Amidst every manifestation of profound regret and sym- pathy the funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon in last week. The procession was an immense one, anrl of a mournful character, for the deceased was well known in the locality (having resided there for upwards of 39 years. Mr Trotman was attacked by a severe stroke, which unfortunately resulted in his death on the 23rd of September, after an illness of only a week's duration. His sudden removal frocn our midst will be remembered with profound regret, for he was a popular and well known 'individual throughout the vicinty. He will also be sorely missed in connection with St. Stephen's Church, where he lhad greatly en- deared himself, having been, together with his family, a most faithful worshipper a.nd regular attendant. He was also connected with the church as chorister for very many years. He was iby tracle a blacksmith, and had from the year 1875 until quite recently kept a "v'llage forge" near the Ystrad Gas Works. He was 62 years of age, and leaves a widow, six sons, and two daughters (all grown-up) to mourn his loss. The interment took place at TreaJaw Cemetery. The Rev T. H. Williaans, St. Ste- phen's, officiating both at the house and grart- side. St. Stepen's choir, under the conductor- ship of Mr Phillip Davies (Penooed), Sher- wood, sang with much sympathetic feeling en route to the oemietery the hymns "Lead, kindly Light," "Jesug, lover of my soul,' 'etc. The coffin, which was of polished oak ,with brass furniture, was laden with beautiful wreaths, lent by Mr Trotman, Bristol; Mr and Mrs Fred Jones, Mr and Mrs S. Trotman, together with an artificial wreath in glass case, which also contained the following inwription:-A tribute of affection for our dear friend, Samuel Trotman. St. Stephen's Church, Ystrad Rhon- dda, Sept. 27th, 1899." The mourners were: Mrs Trotman (widow), Mr John Trotman (son), Mr Albert Trotman and Mrs Harding (son and daughter), Mr and Mrs Fred Jones (son-in-law and daughter), Mr and Mrs Richard Trotman, Mr and Mrs Samuel Trotman and Mr and Mrs Thoma.s Trotman (sons and daughters-in-law), Mr Oharles Trotman, Bristol; Mr Albert Trot- man, Aberda.re; and Mr Morgan Trotman, Boutherdown (brothers), Mr Richard Watkim, and Miss Alice Mary Watkins, Cowbridge), (brother-in-law and nieoe), Mrs Carrie Wilson, Tondy (niece), Mr and Mrs Trevor Jones,Aber- dare; Mr and Mrs Tom Collier Llwynypia.; Mr Isaac Collier Mrs Hammond Llwynypia; Mr and Mrs John Griffiths Court street Tony- pandy. The clubs of both Foresters and Odd- fellows attended. The funeral arisangement* iwre carried out by Mr Thomas and Son un- dertakers Ystrad. We extend our sympathy fto the family in their sore triaJ.
A BURGLARY AT ABER. During Saturday eveuing, the 30th September, and Sunday morning, the 1st October, a deter- mined robbery was committed at the Windsor Colliery Office, Aber. The thief had gained access through an opening used as window, thinking no doubt that the cash-box contained a little "Klondyke." In this he was, however, mistaken, for the timekeeper had taken a large sum of money to his residence the same after- noon, leaving but 32 shillings in the office. This the burglar appropriated to his own use, taking the cash-box as well. The box has since been found, emtpy, of course, but it has afforded the police a ready clue. Sergeant Davies, Senghenydd, in company with P.C. Jones, Aber, have arrested a person named Jacob Watkins on suspicion of having perpetrated the deed. It remains for Watkins to be proved itaocent or guilty, of course. As the accused it well-known in Aber, it. is to be hoped that he will be declared free of having any connection with the same. At the same time, it is to be hoped the real burglar will be discovered, so as to ensure the safety of goods and money in the neighboarhood.
PENRHIWCEIBER COLLIERY DISPUTB. SATISFACTORY SETTLEMENT. On Saturday, at the Colliery Offices, Pen- rhiweeiber, another conference was held be- tween the Messrs E. M. Hann and W. James, representing the company, and Messrs Abra- ham and D. Morgan, Kattstown, agents of the Rhondda Miners' Federation, relative to the schedule of rates for working the six feet seam, and as to the workmen being allowed to come up the shaft during ordinary ihurs when they required to leave the mine earlier than usual. The workmen, bv permission of the No. 1 dis- trict of the Miners' Federation, had tendered a month's notice, which in the ordinary -course would have expired on the 30th ult., but agreed to work until October 2nd. As the result of the conference on Saturday the owners agreed to an amended schedule of rates to meet the claim -tr made by the men for an improved wage rate. According to this amended schedule an advance has been conceded on several items of labour, together with new items to provide for the change in the mode of workinsr- This proposal was agreed to by the workmen's section as high- ly satisfactory. As to the question of coming up the pit an agreement was entered into that the company would guarantee and provide facili- ties that all colliers requiring to leave earlier than usual should be brought to the surface through the upcast shaft, thus doing away with the necessity of having to wait at the bottom of the main shaft. In the evening a mass meet- ing was held in the Public Hall, when the work- men unanimously decided to resume employ- ment; on the new terms, the notices to he with- drawn.
A Book for Ladies. The information contained in this book ought to be known by every married woman, and it will not bann the unmarried to read. The book is conveniently divided into twelve chapters. The first chapter treats on womanhood. The second chapter treats of marriage from a doctor's standpoint; points out the best age for marriage, and furnishes useful information that one can ordinarily get only from an intelli- gent doctor. The third chapter treats of the marriage of blood relations: and condemns such rrHrriages as a rule. Certain people believe that women shouJdbring forth in pain and trouble, but the hygienic physician says that confinements can be niade comparatively easy if certain rules are obeyed; these rules are gives. The tenth chapter tells how to treat the mother t-ill is up and about iigqizi. The book it fiii of useful information, and no book, is written which goes so thoroughly into such matters. Some may think, too much is told; such can %ea.recely b? the case, for knowledge is power and the means of attaining happiness.. The hook can be had ill envelope front Dr T. R. Allinson, Room 412, 4, Spanish Place, Manches- ter Square, London. W., in return for a posial order for Is. 2d. 5001 ..¡. II
Clydach Yale Notes. I BY "JOLLY BOY." Mr Editor,—For the first time I venture to embark upon the sea of literature; doubtless I may have been a storm to contend with, from tJoosa who may by chance read my notes and causo my boat to capsize, for fear of hav- ing serious results. I would give my assailants to understand that I don't want to insult any- one, but, what I prefer doing is to enlighten the public at large of the doings of our village, and also to give your valuable paper a much wider and larger circulation. —°— A considerable amount of consternation pre- vailed in our village, last week owing to a gob fire which broke out in the new seam of No. 2 Pit, causing a large number of workmen to be sdio for several days. What a heavenly peace prevails at the bar- ber's shops, now-a-days, the shoemakers' and butdhers' "chops"-I beg pardon—shops, with their draught boards, present a great attraction. a I hear on good authority that there is a match to be played, and the rivals are two barbers, one from the top part of our village and the other from the lower end, There seems to be a little indifference as to which shop they should occupy; this has not yet been finally settl-ed. --6- We have heard a lot about automatic coup- ling and automatic brakes, but the one I wit- nessed at the lower end of the street the other evening takes the "cake" of all brakes ever patented. It was attached to a vehicle in the soft drink trade, and was made up of about 12 thicknesses of old "tappings," of alligator leather laid on brake blocks to each wheel, and warranted notto puncture. Well, well, "there's nothink like leather" after all. --0-- Is it true that one of our tradesmen has been summoned under the muzzling order? I have been given to understand that one of the men in blue was passing by at the time that the poor animal was partaking of his food. If that wert so it is no credit to the officer to prosecute. We have read in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of the slave drivers in America during the period of slavery, but I fancy by the way some of our gaffers treat the men under them that Tom Taker, Sambo, Simon Tegree and Co., are in the shade. Next week I will tell you something about a young man who is very fond of visiting one of our fair ladies.
Local Football News. + By "The Sporting Scribe." McKenzie, the Pontypridd captain, has plenty of work in front of him this season if he ifitcsdjl raising a good forward team. Why, oh, why are there so many absentees from the ranks of Pontypridd each Saturday, particularly in the three quarter line—the weak- est link in the Pontypridd chain? -0- The new Pontypridd colours, green and gold, are neater in appearance than the former jer- sey with the rainbow hues. a Picken, one of the most prominent players in the Barry team, last year, has returned to his old love-Porth. .0- Poor Treherbert fell heavily at Swansea, be- ing defeated by two goals and a try to nil. Last year they were whacked by two goals and six tries to nil. --0- Gibby, for Treherbert, had the hnadest of luck in not scoring against Swansea, inasmuch ks he was robbed of the ball while in the act of grounding it. Notwithstanding tift. big more piled against them, the def. of Treherbert, particularly that of the ftira quarters, was admirable, ilmlys Lewis boft prominent throughout th. game. -+- Now that livyuypia will no longer contest League honours, the chances of Mountain Ash are very mock favoured. -0- Although Cardiff undertook to arrange fix- fcurep with the winners of the League dhampion- afcip, it is certain that they will again arrange < match, in addition to the one between Car- diff and the ultimate champions. o A Penygraig intend making a bold bid f »■> championship honours, and made a good i-ta:6* in defeating Mountain Ash. -0- J1- matches are advertised to stzrt at a cer- tain hour, why is it that it is cona!tdra;.v liter -then a start is really made? Po tvjr.id<? a:e ot.e of the worst offenders in tiis re ject. It is far from pleasant lounging about on the field on a wintry day with no excitelnatt to keep one warm. Besides, spectators soon get tired of this, and withhold their support. Treforeat has again raised a team who sail under the name of the Treforeet Football Club.
-_on MARRIED TO FIVE SISTERS. How will this do? Mr William Mercer, of Racoon Creek, Western Virginia, has probably created a record. The bar to no man marrying his deceased wife's sister does not operate in the United States, and this doughty individu- al has led five blushing brides to the altar, all taken from tfhe same family. Miss Anna Moffat is t.he latest Mrs Mercer. *'Ea-oh one of the Moffat girls has made rn-e a better wife than her sister," said Mr Mercer, with feeling, on the eve of his latest wedding. "I can't say more for any of om than that. I really think I a m fonder of Anna than I was cf Jennie, Ada Catherine, or Missouri. Anyhow, we're going to have tihe finest wedding of tho lot." Fifty years have passed lightly over Mr Mercer's sturdy shoulders. He married Miss Jennie Moffat when he was nineteen years old. Then followed, at pretty regular intervals, Ada, Catherine and Missouri. Each of Mr Mercer's wives has blessed him with two children. Miss Anno. Moffat is robust. But it must gratify Mr Mercer to know there is yet one Moffat girl left, who is twenty years old, and noted for her patient disposition.
ROBIETTE'S ROBIETTE'S G1- R B A T CONSUMPTION CURE MAY BE CALLED THE GREATEST BOON OF THE AGE! IT HAS ACTED MIRACULOUSLY IN CASES OF CHEST AND THROAT DISEASES such as INFLUENZA, DIPHTHERIA, ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, At. To be had of all Chemists and Patent Medicine Vendors, or the Proprietors:- 83, ALBANY ROAD, CARDIFF. IN HOTILES-2j9, 4/6. & It/ 4181 NO BETTER FOOD." DR. ANDREW WILSON, F.R.S.E., &c. CDVO PURE I IT T O CONCENTRATED 250 GOLD MEDALS n n r» AND DIPLOMAS. JC H J N.B.—Just three words are necessary in order to obtain the right Cocoa, viz. PETS—PURE—CONCENTRATED. 11 J. PARSONS, Grocer, Baker, &c., 31 AND 32, Mn>DLB STBEfcT, T-RAXLWN, PONTYPRIDD. FAMILIES WAITED UPON DAILY. J.P. begs to inform his numerous Customers that owing to the recent fire at his bakery he is put to great inconvenience, but trusts that they will rally round him in the struggle until he «an again supply as heretofore. (1)97 Eisteddfodau. TONYREFAIL. THR FOURTH ANNUAL EISTEDLFOU Wilt be held at the above place on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16th, 1889. Adjudicators: W. Thomas. Treorky; "Bethel," Caer- dydd; Rev. X. Thomas. Tonyrefail; Mr J. F. Gibbon, TreharrU; Mr* W. A. Blindell, Bridgend. Accompanist: Proff. T. D. BDWARDS, Pontypridd. Test Piece: Martyrs of the Arena." for parties not less than 40. Prize 210, and an Oil Painting value 22 lOt. of the successful Conductor (kindly given by A. & G. Taylor, Cardiff). Second Choral: "Coilena," for parties of mixed voices of not less than 16 (2 verses). Copieslid.each, may be obtained of the author, Mr J. Harris Richards, Tonyrefail. Prize jai loo. and Silver Cup value Al Is. Barddoniaeth (Poetry), not less than 00 lines. Subject: Y Tad daeth yc awr." Excellent prizes (or Solos, Compositions, Becita- tiona, Ac. For programmes, lid. each, apply at once to the secretary :—J. D. MORGAN, 21, L'antrisant Road, Tonyre&iL 4964 NEW TOWN HALL, PONTYPBIDD. 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Porth County Court, AC-HON CONCERNING DLSHONURED CHEQUE. Before His Honour Judge Gwilym Williams, at the Porth County Court on Friday, Thomas Jenkins, formerly landlord of the Pen^eih Hotel, Treorky, brought a claim against David Jones, haulier, Redfield Terrace, Ystrad Klion- dda, for £ 10. Mr Edgar Cule, solicitor, Pen- tre, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr David Bets (from thE) office of Mr W. R. Davies, Pontypridd). appeared for the defendant. It appeared tibat a contractor named David Thomas, who sometime ago lived at Coedpen- maen, Pontypridd, gave the defendant on a Saturday, September, 1896, a cheque for LIO. On the same day plaintiff cashed the cheque for David Jones, Mr Jones endorsing it. The cheque was presented to the London and Pro- vincial Bank at Pentre on the following Tues- day, and it was received at the Glamorgan Bank, Pontypridd, upon whom it was drawn on Wednesday—the day foUowing-and. after- wards returned to the London and Provincial Bank with instructions not to pay. The cheque was then returned to the plaintiff on Thursday itT: < the same day plaintiff gave defendant no- li 3 that the cheque bad been returned un. paid. Defendant then told plaintiff that he ah-- aid not be in the low of the money as he would ray it himself wfcen he was in a wfr. to do so. He also remarked to the plaintiff that; if he had no confidence in hick he could tare his best horse, which was then outside 1.1:. hotel. Plaintiff made several applications for vynient cf the mon-y, but failed to Let it. Mr Rees, for the defence, contended tbat the plaintiff had not dnly presented the cheque to the bank, nor did be give notice in time that it I was dishonoured. Judgment was given for plaintiff with OOflts. ACTION AGAINST A PENYGRAJG FRUITERER. William Edwards, living at Gilfach, where he carried on trade as huckster, sued Benjamin Jarman for £ 1 10s, being the value of two. cart wheels alleged to have been stolen from him. There was a counter-claim made by defendant For E20 for false imprisonment. Two years ago plaintiff gave up business at Penygruig and sold ftrs pony and cart, which he had bought from a man named Rees Parsons. He took the wheels off the cart, and put them in a stable at Penygrais". About the middle of August last gr he heard tihat he wheels had been taken away by somebody. He then went to the police sta- tion at Tonypantly and gave information to the x>lice, and eventually went to Jarman's pre- nises. Upon seeing Jarman he told him that he had come there to buy the horse and cart. arman took him out into a field and showed Itim itwo icarts. He tidentifiakl tho pair of -bee's or one cart as those he had lost from :he stables. He asked Jarman where he hod l ad the wheels from, and he replied he had tiooght them from a man tibat had gone to America, but he didn't remember his name. On the following morning he went to Inspector Hoyle and said that the wheels he had seen at Jarman's place belonged to him. Jarman was arrested and taken to the police station. Sub- uent.ly Jarman was charged at the Ystrad otice Court with stealing tfce two wheels, but ihe case was dismissed, hence the action for r,-Ise imprisonment. Edwards said that be taew the wheels by emcks in the hub and in i-he felloes of the wheels. He also said the axle didn't exactly fit the wheels, which be valued at 30s. Rees Parsons, fruiterer, Tom-pamily. gave ovidenca that he sold the wheals to Edwards. and identified those produced as the wheels of his cart. David Thomas, wheelwright. Penygraig, sta- i that tfoe wheels produced in Court were sot the same as those which he had tightened wo years ago far Edwards. He had never seen iiose wheels before. They looked much woavier than Edwards's wheels. A number of witnesses gave evidence, which -as very conflicting. His Honour gave judgment for the payment of -I los, the amount claimed, or the return of the wheels, and dismissed the claim for £ 20. -T'J
Pentre and District Shop Assistants. I A very important general meeting of shop I assistants was held at Collier's Central Hotel, on Wednesday evening, 27th inst., when the fol- lowing members of the National Union were present: —Mr Morgan (Hodges's), chairman; Mr Fred Jones (Lipton), vice-chairman; Mr Mathiaa (Jones Bros.), secretary; Mr Davies (Peeler), assistant secretary; also Mr Coiling, JoK.es, and several others, the ladies being ably represented. by Miss Thomas (Smith's). The speakers of the evening were Mr Job, Fern- dale, and Mr Harris, Ferndale, and the chairman. In lhis opening remarks the chair- man mentioned that he would like to see the Union taken up in a far more enthusiastic man-, ner than it was at present, because any reform that was required in the life of the shop assist- ant would only be got by making our grand union an instrument of power, to compel legisla- tion, on these most important questions. Also t,hat he considered shop assistants generally in this district were very much indebted to Mr Job and Mr Harris for their most earnest efforts, to organise. After these few remarks the chair- man called upon Mr Job, Ferndale, to address the meeting. The speaker touched upon the life of the shop assistant from a social, moral, and political view. He clearly expressed that our standard in all these very very low. Also the weges of the shop assistant, he gave ua to understand, that on an average our wages would not compare favourably with the most unintelligent road labourer. Again, the liying- in system, he said, that, from his own exper- ience in some of the largest towns in South Wales, it was a disgrace to civilisation that such fare was placed before human beings, and, further, such fare was still in existence at some establishments in the Rhondda Valleys. After a most stirring address of about an hour and quarter, he turned to the question of the even- ing, Organisation, which he dealt with in a most skilful manner. He gave all to understand that it was to their benefit to organise, and as an initial effort to become members of their National Union, which would become eventually one of the strongest Trade Union bodies in the kingdom. As an encouragement for Mr Job to continue in the service of our Union, 14 new members were enqplled at the close of the meet- ing. During the evening a very nice programme which had been previously arranged, was gone through:—Address, chairman; pianoforte solo, Mr Davies (E. H. Davies and Sons); recitation, Mr Collins; tenor solo, Mr Davies; address, I Vr Job, Ferndale; comic song, Mr Tom Jones (Gibbon); recitation, Mr Rees, Co-operative, Ton; baritone solo, Mr W. Davies, Ton. While the artistes were preparing short ad- dresses were delivered by Mr Math'as, Mr Rees, Mr Davies, Mr Harris, Ferndale. The usual votes of thanks to speakers ,artistes, and eh&ir- man, terminated a most pleasant meeting.
AN EVENTFUL VOYAGE. LETTE RFROM A CARDIFF CAPTAIN. Captain Milburn, of the s.s. Woodruff, of Cardiff, writing from New Orleans to his own- ers, states that ooie of his firemen committed suicide on September 16th bv jumping over- board. He left a note in his bunk directed to his sister to the effect that he intended com- mitting suicide between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cap- tain Milburn states that he saw him come up out of the bunkers at 7.50 in a bath of per- spiration, but owing to the fact that the bunkers had been on fire he took no motic-e. The man was seen no more, and the letter explaining his intentions was found as above. Captain Mil- burn baa had an unfortunate experience this trip, as it will be remembered he recently picked up two Norwegian seamen who are now under arrest on a charge of cannibalism.
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« RHONDDA SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. To the EditM. Sir,—Inasmuch as the eleetars of the Rhon-I dda will be called upon on the 14th inst. to elect inen to represent them on the above Board for the next three years, please allow me to call the attention of my fellow working- men electors of the district in general, and ot Treherbert in particular, to the way they were all ignored at the opening ceremonies of the new school recently erected at Treherbert. The opening day was appointed; public men, such as our honourable member for the Rhondda, Mr W. Abraham, M.P., our most respected coun- try man, Mr D. Lloyd George, M.P., and others were invited to the opening ceremonies; and a grand procession was arranged in order to give a right hearty welcome to the invited M.P.'s. So far, good. But, yes, and I wish to have your serious attention to this fact, the proces- sion waa wholly to be constituted of those who had hod invitation cards sent them by the local members of the Board; in short, the "creaan of Treherbert." The working men had to be satisfied with lining the streets by the hun- dreds to endeavour to have a elimpae, for once in their life,( at our talented and courageous young countryman, Mr Lloyd George. This was not all. They were not even allowed to enter the premises, much more the building, when Mr George waa supposed to deliver a apeech. It may be said that many did make their entrance tot listen to Mr George that had no cards. Admitted; but it was only through their unbounded zeal to break through all ob- stacles to avail themselves of, perhaps, the first and only opportunity they would ever have in their lifetime to see and hear Mr George. At the same time they were only looked upon as intruders. The "cream" were perfectly wel- comed to their luncheon; but the least the working-class could expeob waa to hear the public men speaking. Even this privilege also was denied them; and I do hope the working men of Treherbert will take this lesson seriously into their consideration, and think of the guilty party at the forthcoming election. It is gener- ally believed in the district that the local mem- bers were responsible for all the opening day's arrangement, and, consequently, they alone are held responsible for this pre-arranged insult. What have they to say?—I am, etc., A WORKMAN.,
♦ PONTYPRIDD TRADES CONCIL. To the Editor. Dear Sir-—Will you kindly grant me permis- sion to address my fellow Tmdee Unionists in the Parish of Pontypridd on the advisability of giving the Trades' Council a little more sup- port than they have done recently. The need of some central body in a place composed chiefl-y of workingroen, to demonstrate their views, cannot be too strongly pointed out. It, is a matter of surprise that the working class in this parish exert such little influence in the government of the district, when we consider that their voting power is so predominant. We often hear complaints regarding the generous manner advances of salary are dealt out to officials, whilst the labourer receives a scanty wage. The evil iff generally done before we hear of it. Committees recommend amd ar- range; advances of fifty pounds and upwards are given, and when brought before the whole body of representatives, little discussion takes place end few reasons given why they should be granted. Workmen discuss these questions in groups here and there, but this serves no pur- pose whatever. W!hat is needed is concentra- tion of all labour forces in one central body, and then our voice will be heard. Organise the workmen in a manner that they can speak uni- tedly, and they will have the government of the district in their own hands. A feature which is often overlooked is the necessity for education in local governirent. This should be seen to by every ratepayer, for labour has suffered in the past through representatives being elected who were not ca-pable to do the work, or did not possess the courage to speak out when some jobbery was carried on. Not that I think it would be difficult to find working men equally as intelligent as many of those that represent us at present, but we must not ignore the fact that there is too mudb ignorance amongst us on local government matters. We want represen- tation, but let us have it in a manner that will do us credit. We have representatives who are never heard, and although professing to champion the cause of Labour, their voice is seldom put forth in its favour. As wage ea.rn- 8N1 we need some central autthority to lay our grievances before the public. In this respect I cannot do better than point to the work done by the Cardiff Tmdes Council. Whenever one section is affected no time is lost before the other sections are made conversant with the details of the dispute, so as to bring the griev- ances that exist before the public in an intelli- gent manner. Cannot the workmen of Ponty- pridd unite together and' make their voice felt. If they set to work to find out how things are carried on, and give time and labour to wutch their own interests, then they will find what an immense power they have at their command, and how much can be accomplished by combina- tion. I am writing thus in tlbe hope that those societies already affiliated with the Council will bestir themselves and see that their representa- tives do take an interest in the work. Those societies who have hitherto remained isolated should seriously consider that in unity there is strength. The fee of 2d. per member per an- num cannot be a serious obstacle to any society, and by joining the Council they will hlp other? by themselves. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, the 18th inst., and it is to he loped that the attendance will indicate that the workmen of Pontypridd are determined to look after their interest in the future. The evil is admitted; let all unite to have it re- moved. Thanking you, on behalf of he Coun- jcil for the insertion of this letter, I beg to e- main, yours truly, MOSES JONES, Secretary.