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Porth Labour Council. I


Porth Labour Council. I No Labour Candidate for pouncil Election. Reduced Tramway Fares for Children. A special meeting of the Porth Labour Council was held at the Miners' Office, on Wednesday evening of lasli week. All the lodges in the district were represen- ted, and Councillor Ben Davies was also in attendance. The meeting was convened principally to receive the reports of the lodges as to the advisability of contesting the Ward in the, forthcoming District Council Elec- tion, and to receive the report of the 5PPutation that waited upon Mr Nisbett, manager of the Rhondda Tramways «„ '^ny> re the reduction of tramway sid-trl r children. Mr. Rhys Jones pre- lodee TI'g delegates of the various in?* f their views on the eom- it w ^OILSi and after some discussion lm unanimously resolved not to con- l'eBt the seat. Councillor Ben Davies, in submitting e rePprt of the deputation that waited Pon Mr. Nisbett, said that that gentle- a*J. received the deputation very on + f ail(i had acceded to their re- • educed fares to children when accompanied by their parents. In the vent however, of adult passengers stand- ??, ,ln a, full car, they could not allow a «ila to occupy a seat. It was very diffi- pointed out the General Manager, 5°. make a better arrangement, as the ?5ing of an age limit was a very implica- one. He also pointed out that the *-jpmpany Was put to a serious loss1 on occasion of "stop days" at the **«lieries, and a great saving could be Effected if the company were notified of such stoppages the night before. Mr. Nisbett also informed the deputa- tion that five covered cars would be placed on the route on Wednesday (17th Illst.), and that every car would be mtnilárly covered as soon as possible, and Were being done, five at a time. The »oard of Trade had thus granted them "'hat it had refused to nearly all other Tramway Companies. v Another interesting item furnished by the deputation, on the authority of Mr Nisbett was that the Tramway Company contemplated running oars from Mardy to Aberdare, and from there to Aber- ^ynon and Cilfynydd, and thus form a uitous xtaute. Clara would til so be n from Penygraig to Tonvrefail, and parliamentary Powers for this purpose would be sought at an early date. Mr Nisbett also informed the deputa, tl!>n that arrangements had been made lt the Barry Railway Company for the ng of through tickets to Weston and •hi r+ ^aces\ Passengers would thuis be i»»vf obtain tickets, on the cars, and °eed via Pontypridd and Barry by and steamer, without any incon- nience whatever. IT6 SBcl-etal-Y was instructed to write con* • j ls^ett, thanking him for his kind laeration of the Council's appeal.

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