HAMPTON & CO., Heating Specialists Schemes Prepared and Advice Given for Warming Churches, Chapels, Offices, Showrooms and Public Buildings. OXFORD LANE (City Road), CARDIFF. TEL. P.O. 656. WANTED. WANTED a respectable lad as an ap- prentice, wages first week. Apply, Thomas & Co., Emporium, Penygraig. b945j87 FOR SALE. RTIFICIAL Legs, Al-iiiiz,, Stir,ical Appl' ARTIFICIAL Legs, Arms, Surgical Appli- ances.—Visit South Wales periodically. List free.—J. Gillingham and Son, Chard, Som. C23j38 PAKKOT.—Handsome young gray biTd iflJ splendid plumage. Very talkative. Good whistler. 14s. With cage 18s. 6d. Bobbins, 44, Chaucer road, Acton, W. C22189 THOM AS Street, Tonypandy. House for Sale. Most excellent position for business. Write Box 743, "Leader" Office, Tonypandy, FOR SALE, house in Park terrace, Clydach Vale, cheap. Apply—Box 12, Rhondda Leader" Offices, Tonypandy. 4712 LADDERS, Ladders for builders, painters, farmers, window cleaners, &c. exten- sion ladders always in stock; also painter's steps, tressles, &c. Special offer to painter, Send for full particulars and price list.—3, Darran Street, Cathays, Cardiff. 4726 BARGAIN-LadyJs magnificent Cycle, highest grade B Coventry machine, new at Xmas. not soiled; Clincher tyres, plated rims, genuine Crabbe roller brakes back and front, Perry's ball free wheel highest finish and beautiful model; all accessories; no use to owner sacrifice £4 10s., worth double approval before cash sent.-K. Stuckey, Oak Villa, Clarendon road, Weston-super-Mare. B'M 3, FISH, FISH. Fishmongers, Hawkers, &c., write to C. H. Cowburn, Fish Docks, Swansea. Lowest market prices. 4371 FUNERAL STOCK, Second-haud hearses £ 30, 20 new patterns, landaus £ 40, hansoms 120, brakes, easy terms, catalogues Marston's, Bradford Street, Birmingham.. B86911 JOINER Y Supplied to Castle or Cottage. Church or Chapel; also Turnery of all kinds, round or square.—Apply to the Barry Dock Steam Joinery Company, Limited, Barry Dock. B934/93 TO LET. FURNISHED Apartments for two young f men in business. Moderate terms. Write—Box 75, "Rhondda Leader" Office, Tonypandy. ONE ^Large Room to let in centre of Tonypandy. Suit Dentist or Insurance plliY. H Milton. blUI J86. MUSICAL. PHIL JONES late pupil of Signor Moretty, R.A.M. (London), is open to receive engagements for Oratorios, Miscellaneous Concerts, etc. Moderate fee. Dr. Randegger says :—" He possesses a decidedly beautiful tenor voice most pleasing to listen to." Copies of testimonials on application. Address, Phil Jones, Tonyrefail. 4)0 R. R. JONES, A.Mas. L.C.M., has vacancies for Pupils in Pianoforte and Organ, Harmony, Counterpoint. Lessons I given, if desired, on the Virgil Clavier Method, also lessons given in the Pianist's Harmony Course, in which every Principle taught, both in Language and Notes, introducing Writing, Playing and Transposing at Sight of simple Harmonies, such as the Tonic and its attend- ant Harmonies, Cadences, &c. Pupils passed with Honours at Trinity College. For terms, etc., apply to 2, Hill Street, Penygraig. Mr. Jones has passed the Musical portion of Associate of Music, Trinity College of Music. 4461 TWO beautiful sacred Songs worth sing- ing—" Come unto Me, ye weary," by Frank G. Ward, and Love divine," by Fred G. Bennett. Post free 1/6 each. Rowlands' Music Stores, Castle Arcade, Cardiff. C16/97 EDUCATIONAL. Dunraven Street, Tonypandy. THE MISSES GOVIER AND JENKINS are opening a Private Day School for boys and girls at Dunraven Street, Tony- pandy, on April 19th, 1909. For Prospectuses apply:—ANTHONY HOUSE, Primrose Street, Tonypandy. B949,88 COLLIERY MANAGERS Examinations C Mine's Inspectorate, Scholarships, Sur- veying, Electrical and Mining Mathematic's Examinations'. Candidates Successfully Pre- pared. Lessons by Post. 61 out of 62 Students qualified last Cardiff Managers' Examination' Write for Syllabus, Cambrian Mining School Gianffrwd, Porta. b917/'88 — ■- — INVENTIONS. HUGO Lester, Patent Expert, Inventors' Supply Depot, 32, Queen Street, Cardiff, does all business in patents for inventors in South Wales. Call or write. C19/11 MISCELLANEOUS MADAM Vesta, Palmist, direct from Olympia, London, can be consulted at 26, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff. C20/87 Swansea. rTHE WAVERLEY TEMPERANCE HOTEL & COFFEE .L TAVERN, bottom of High Street, and opposite Tram Car Terminus, Large Bar, Dining and Commercial Rooms. Hot Dinners daily, 12-30 to 3. Beds, Billiards. 4661 TEAGUELINE HERBS for constipation, blood, liver, and kidney complaints, sciatica, piles, boils, sores, and eruptions. Blood is life, and diseases such as these can only be permanently cured by purifying the blood. Sufferers, give it a trial, and test its value. The greatest Spring medicine of the age for young or old. Sent post free, one packet for lOd or 3 for 21-TEAGUE, Station St, Newport, Mon. C17/97 SEND stamp for advice to Mrs. Watson, Herbalist and Lady Specialist—Address 10, Guinea Street, Bristol. B928/92. TRIMNELL'S Pills and Powders have JL cured thousands. Why not you ? See that you get "Established 1879" on every label.—Trimnell, The Herbalist, 144, Rich- mond-road, Cardiff. Agents wanted. J PAGE Book about Herbs and how to 0~t use them, post free; send for one. Trimnell, The Herbalist, 144, Richmond-road, Cardiff. Established 1879. Please note the address. TO Prevent Fraud see that you get Established 1879 on every label and wrapper of Trimnell's Preparations, without which none are genuine.—Trimnell, The Herbalist, 144, Richmond-road, Cardiff. B942195 IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS. Every Mother who values the health and cleanliness of her child should use HARRISON'S Reliable" NURSERY POMADE. One application kills all Nits and Vermin, beautifies and strengthen the Hair. In tins 4!d. and 9d., postage Id. George W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agents, Emrys Richards, Chemist, Coedy- meirion, Tonypandy; D. E. Davies, Chemist, Treorchy; W. R. Williams, Chemist, Medical Hall, Tylorstown; J. P. Lewis, Chemist, Medical Hall, Ynyshir. GREY HAIR permanently and speedily restored to its original colour by using MARRtSONS HAIR COLOUR RESTORER. It is not a dye, but by natural me ns acta as a rrstorative. Contains nothing ujurious, and is beneficial to the growth and beauty of the Hair. In bottles, price Is. 6d. (postage 3d. extra). Manu acturer:—G. W. IIarrisos, Hair Specialist. Read- ing- Agent :-for Tonypandy: Emrvs Richards, The Dun aven Pharmacy; I'entre: David George, Chemist. BBOL-86. Telegr3 ms-" Mackerel, Swansea." Corporation Telephone—S50 P. MOLYNEUX, Ltd., Steam Trawler Ownems & Smack Managers, and Fish Merchants, 120, HIGH STREET, SWANSEA. Special attention paid to enstcmers for Headless Fish for Frving Write for Quotations 3170 LIGHT PORTABLE RAILWAYS, TIP JLJ WAGONS, SWITCHES, TURN- TABLES, AND CON TRACTOFS' PLANT OF ALL DESCRIPTION. LARGEST STOCK IN WALES & WES rER COUNTRIES FRANK MUNN, Dumballs Road, CARDIFF. Nat. Tel. 1190. Telegrams. Munn, Cardiff." 1225 <E? F F F a? SOCIJiLISrVJ The Last Lecture of the Winter Series under the auspices of the Marxian Club vvill be delivered by DAN IRVING BURNLEY (Member of the Executive Council, 3.D.P-X AT TIIE THEATRE ROYAL TONYPANDY, On SUNDAY, MARCH 28th, 1909. Subject—" Socialism and How we Live." THE MARXIAN MALE GLEE PARTY (Under the Conductorship of Mr. Morgan Jones), will again render Selections during the Evening. Chair to be taken at 7.3) p.m. A FEW FRONT SEATS will be reserved for holders of ticket i, which may be obtained at the Marxian Club and Institute, Blaenclydach. PRICE, 6d. and 3d. See the LITERATURE STALL at the Theatre for the Latest Socialist Publications. NODDFA, TREORCHY (KINDLY LENT). THURSDAY, APRIL 1, i909. A Grand Performance of the Romantic Cantata- DAFYDD Ap GWILYM (HARRY EVANS) As performed at the Llangollen National Eisteddfod, 1908, will be given by the HERMON UNITED CHOIR Accompanied by a full Select Orchestra and Organ. Artistes—Soprano Miss MAY JOHN, R.A.M. Contralto Miss RACHEL THOMAS, Mountain Ash. Tenor: Mr. DAVID ELLIS, Cefn Mawr. Bass Mr. DAVID CHUBB, Pontypridd. Organist: Prof. J. T. JONES, L.R.A.M. (Bronze and Silver Medallist). The AP TYDVIL STRING QUARTETTE. Conductor Mr. H. HOWELLS, Treorchy. .,Doors open at 7 p.m., to commence at 7 30. Tickets Reserved Seats, 4/ 3/- Ground Floor Front, 2/. Second, 1/- (limited). = Public Notices. TT WILLIAM JOHN EALES, of 77, Tyla- JL celyn Road, Penygraig, in the County of Glamorgan, hereby give notice that I will not be reponsible for any debts contracted by my wife, Katie Eales, after this date. Signed;—WILLIAM JOHN EALES. March 25th, 1909. B950 WINNING Numbers of Morgan Thomas', 116, Miskin Road, TrealaAv, Prize Drawing:-187,5, 75, 1336, 1981, 5584, 5752, 1563, 497, 87, 5549, 6126, 931, 6143, 4106, 1460, 6185, 4418. 1S74, 49, 842, 3354, 1872, 354, 5175,1961,50, 1221, 3185, 3355,747,499, 140, 4468, 3372, 4045, 1259, 3314, 359, 2585, 2773. Secretary—William John, 156, Kenry Street, Tonypandy. Private Street Works Act, 1892. IN THE MATTER of the PRIVATE STREET WORKS resolved to be exe- cuted by the RHONDDA URBAN DIS- TRICT COUNCIL in a certain Street known as Brewery Terrace, situate at Pontygwaith, in the District of the said Council. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Court of Summary Jurisdiction sit- ting at the Police Court, Ton-Pentre, in the County of Glamorgan, has appointed Monday, the 5th day of Ap.ril, 1909, at 10 o'clock a.m., at the Police Court, Ton- Pentre, aforesaid, for the purpose of hearing and determining the matter of all objections made to the carrying out of the above-mentioned works by the said Council. Dated this 18th day of March, 1909. W. P. NICHOLAS, 4750 Clerk of the said Council. Private Street Works Act, 1892. IN THE MATTER "of the PRIVATE STREET WORKS resolved to be exe- cuted by the RHONDDA URBAN DIS- TRICT COUNCIL in certain Streets known as Bank Street, Belle Vue Street, and Hendre Terrace, situate at Penygraig, in the District of the said Council. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Court of Summary Jurisdiction sit- ting at the Police Court, Ton-Pentre, in the County of Glamorgan, has appointed Monday, the 6th day of April, 1909 at 10 o'clock a.m., at the Police Couxt, Ton- Pentre, aforesaid, for the purpose of hearing and determining the matter of all objections made to the carrying out of the* above-mentioned works by the said Council. Dated this 18th day of March, 1909. W. P. NICHOLAS, 4749 Clerk of the said Council, Rhondda Urban District Council. -+- PRIVATE STREET WORKS ACT, 1892. -+- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a Meeting of the Rhondda Urban District Council, held in the Council Chamber at Pentre, on the 12th day of March, 1909, the Surveyor submitted to the Council: — (a) Specifications of Private Street Works, with Plans and Sections; (b) Estimates of the probable expenses of the Works; and (c) Provisional Apportionments of the estimated expenses among the Premises liable to be charged therewith comprising: the particulars prescribed in Part I. of the Schedule to the Private Street Works Act, 1892, as respects Abertonllwyd Street, Hill Street, and Brynfedwen Street, situate at Treherbert, within the District of the said Council. And it was resolved That the said Specification, Plans, Sections Estimates, and Provisional Apportionments be and the same are hereby approved." NOTICE is hereby further given that the approved Specifications; Plans, Sec- tions, Estimates, and Provisional Appor- tionments (or copies thereof certified by the Surveyor) will be kept deposited at the Offices of the said Council, situate in Llewellyn Street, Pentre. and be open during the office hours thereat to inspec- tion by the owners of the premises shewn as liable to be charged in the Provisional Apportionments for a period of One Month from the 20th day of March, 1909, being the date of the first publication of this Notice, during which period any person or persons affected thereby may, in pursuance of Section Seven of the said .Act, by written notice served on the Council, object to the proposals on any of the grounds in such Section specified. Dated this 20th day of March, 1909. W. P. NICHOLAS, 4751 Clerk to the Council. Private Street Works Act, 1892. -+- IN THE MATTER of the PRIVATE STREET WORKS resolved to be exe- cuted by the RHONDDA URBAN DIS- TRICT COUNCIL in a certain Street known as Bryn Terrace. Birchgrove, situate at Porth, in the District of the said Council. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Court of Summary Jurisdiction sit' ting at the Police Court, Ton-Pentre, in the County of Glamorgan, has appointed Monday, the 5th day of April, 1909 at 10 o'clock a.m., at the Police Court, Ton- Pentre, aforesaid, for the purpose of hearing and determining the matter of all objections made to the carrying out of the above-mentioned works by the said Council. Dated- this 18th day of March, 1909. W. P. NICHOLAS, 4748 Clerk of the said Council. Rhondda Intermediate School, Porth. Entrance Scholarship Examina- tions, 1909. THE following Scholarships are offered by' the Governors to pupils from Elementary Schools, tenable for the year 1909-1910. These Scholarships may be renewed from year to year. I 14 Scholarships are offered to boys, and 12 j to girls :— To the first boy, and the first girl in order of merit, £6 each. To the second boy and the second girl in order of merit, £5 each. To the third boy, and the third girl in order of merit, C4 each. The remainder will be of the annual value of 93 each. The value of these Scholarships in certain cases may be augmented by such an amount as would cover the cost of rail or tram fare, and other incidental expenses. The examination will be divided into two parts, viz. Part I., which will take place on June 4th, 1909; and Part II., which will take place as soon as possible afterwards The Syllabus of the Examination may be obtained from the undersigned or from the Headmaster. The names of all candidates must be sent to the Clerk of the Local County School Governors by the Head Teachers of their respective Schools, or by the Parents or Guardians of Candidates, not later than Friday, April 2nd, 1909, on Forms to be obtained on application, by letter or other wise, to the Clerk, or to the Headmaster of the County School. Candidates must be under 13 years of age on August 1st, 1909. A Certificate of Birth must be forwarded for each Candidate at the same time as the entry Form, or in the absence of a Certificate a Statutory Declaration. Without the pro- duction of a Certificate or Statutory Declara- tion no Candidate will be allowed to sit at the Examination. Such Certificates and Statutory Declarations will be duly returned. W. T. DAVIES, 4745 Clerk to the Governors, Porth. Rhondda Urban District Council. THE NOTIFICATION OF BIRTHS ACT, 1907. IN pursuance of the provisions con- tained in the Schedule to the Noti- fication of Births Act, 1907, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a Meeting of the Rhondda Urban District Council duly convened and held in the Council Chamber, at Pentre. on Friday, the 12th day of March, 1909, it was RESOLVED that the Council do adopt the Notification of Births Act, 1907, for the Urban area of Rhondda. W. P. NICHOLAS, Clerk of the Council. Council Offices, Pentre, 25th March, 1909.
Rhondda Urban District Council Election, 1909. --+- TO THE ELECTORS OF WARD No. 5. Ladies and Gentlemen, Once more it is my privilege to tender you my grateful thanks for the continuance of your confidence in again returning me to a seat on the District Council. In return I hope to honour your sacred trust by a diligent and conscientious dis- charge of the duties of the office. I remain, Faithfully yours, R. S*. GRIFFITHS, Bryn aw el, Clydach Vale, 24th March, 1909. 475-
ARE YOU WjP ^11/ CERTAIN fP That your Eyes are as good as they should be ? If you Strain your Eyes yojj I may injure them irreparably. We can test your sight thoroughly, and win. ■ only recommend glasses if they are necessary. W. P. CARYL, F.S.M ♦ C! P' > testing Specialist, I I 16, High Street, Arcade, CARDIFF. And 15, Union Street, SNvan-qea. MID-RHONDDA ATHLETIC GROUNDS, TONYPANDY GRAND PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC SPORTS HORSE RACING, GALLOWAY & TROTTING HANDICAPS Will be held on the above Grounds on Easter Monday, April 12, 1909 Gates open at 1 o'clock. Sports to commence at 2 p.m. sharp. Entries close positively first post Wednesday, April 7th, 1909. Admission: Field, 1/ Enclosure and Grand Stand, 6d. 4ixtra. -vo For Cheap Fares and Times of Bookings on Great Western and T*ff A'ale Railways, see Special Billsat all Statioof For further information and Entry Forms apply—Secretary, DAVID LLEWELLYN, Athletic Club, Tonypa- Pigeon Shooting Handicap on Good Friday. Starting at 11 o'clock Kntranca Fee, 5/-each. First Prize, ;ElO; Second, £ 2; Third, £ A' A Plentiful Supply of Birds. —^ Prepare for Easter, The Holidays are now near at hand aud in order to avoid the usual rush, it would be advisable for you to place your order at once with G. C. DEAN "THE TAILOR," 85a, Taff Street, PONTYPRIDD 1: (Next door to Boot's Cash Chemist). £ s. d. Our Well-known .C Lierapnon" Serge Suit (regd) from 2 2 0 to order Tweed Suitings (Latest Shades) 2 0 0 Devressr" Tweed Suit (regd) 1 15-0 Smart Cashmere Suitinga 3 3 0 Gents' Frock Suit (Perfec ion) 3 3 0 Ladies Costumes (A Speciality) „ 3 3 0 Special or Mourning Orders executed at a day's notice. Satisfaction guaranteed. Trech Gwlad nag Argiwydd." EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS. DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY Telephone No. 77 .0. Tonypandy.
District Council Election, Meeting of Mr. Morgan's Supporters in Ward 2. Dr. Tribe's "Inconsistency-" A meeting to support the of Mr. Thomas Morgan, Cwmpare, held at Betliania Vestry on evening, Mr. Benj, presiding';J The Rev. E!. Richards, Tonypandy, he was present at the meeting to guPPOO Mr. Morgan's candidature because he '0 a Welshman, and was in the fullest syjjjj pathy with Welsh national ideals aspirations. He also supported because he was a Liberal, as he Richards) believed that the great lying principles of Liberalism were esSfu tial factors in the well-being of, Rhondda. Mr. Morgan's long e-xp,erlooo as a schoolmaster also qualified liim ifljjjj eminent degree to look after the interj^j of the Rhondda child, and he supp°vfjj him lastly because" he was a man, and !JØ always acted the part of a man in past (applause). Mr. Roderick Morgan (Guardian), withdrew from the contest so as impair Mr. Morgan's chances, said Welshmen had been carrying the 0jj Englishmen long enough, and were it for the efforts and sacrifices' of their i^jjj fathers in times gone by, they would be in the same degrading position. they, asked the speaker, so utterly jØ hausted their resources as Welshmen ýØ Ward 2 that they had need to b3,A recourse to an Englishman to repre;o them on the Council? u Dealing with the attitude taken Dr. Tribe in regard to the teachers' apP^, I cation for increased salaries. Mr. said that he failed to see how Dr. could explain his inconsistency. <$9 meeting addressed by Dir. Tribe time ago, that gentleman had decla^ that there was no ground for the incre^, applied for, and he succeeded in con^Jj ing the majority of his audience to^j views. He (Mr. Morgan) had since told that the reason given by Dr. for his action was, not that the teac*1™ did not deserve the increase, but that financial position of the Rhondda not warrant it. Since that time Director of Education and the Med Officer of Health had been granted$ increases in their salaries, whilst assistant had been appointed to the W -0 to relieve him of part of his duties, -fa asked in all seriousness, if the rates did not permit of increases ve ft granted to teachers, how could they if granted to the officers just menti Dr. Tribe had convened a meeting ° ratepayers to discuss the teachers' BoPS1$; cation, but no meeting was called to J cuss the applications of the Director y the Medical Officer of Health, Ina (Mr. Morgan) therefore charged hlUl 00fe being unfaithful to his trust on that 8 tJJ (applause). In a glowing neroratoO) J speaker said that he felt heartily ash3^ as a Welshman that numbers M f fellow-countrymen consented to be, Jd j tated to by others, as to whom they S j support. The franchise had been tbe1 f dearly bought to be abused, and. should not let managers and others fere in ■matters which affected their r*& as free men (applause). tø Addresses were also delivered bf>£I¡øJ Rev. D. Rhagfyr Jones, Messrs. Daniel (Owmparc) and John (Wrexham), and hearty votes of t sfi were accorded the Rev. E. Richards the chairman.
Progressive Theology* A conference of the National of Progressive Thought and Social will be held on Tuesday, the 6th Jw at the New Town Hall, PontyP^jti Several noted speakers will be P including the Rev. R. J. Campbell,. Countess Russell, the Rev. T. J* -FI.A'J Williams, the Rev. G. T. Sadler, LL.B., and others. Further Par will be found in our advertising c Pv Free and reserved tickets # are ret$,fV obtained from the organising „se atfe6™ Mr. W. T. Owen, 39, Cardiff Treorchy.
Rhondda District Council Election, 1909. TO THE ELECTORS OF NO. 1 WARD. --+-- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, At the last Council Election there were two candidates, beside myself, seek- ing election on the above-named Council, and you did me the- honour of recording 517 votes in my favour. Having attained such a satisfactory position in the polling, I feel encouraged to seek your suffrages this year, and I feel every confidence that this time you will return me at the head of the poll. Remember, I appeal to you as a Labour representative, -and if successful I will endeavour to faithfully serve YOUR interests, which naturally are MY interests. I cannot claim to have represented you on the Council in the past, and those of you who studied the Report of the Government Auditor, recently published, will readily understand that such past service is in no way a. credit to those who professed to carry on our local adminis- tration in your interest; your hard- earned money has been wasted in a manner that can only be described as disgraceful, and it is evident that new blood" is required—someone who will openly and fearlessly do his best to check reckless and needless expenditure. This Ward is notoriously neglected— note the state of many of our so-called streets and compare them with the well- paved and well-lighted streets in the other Wards, and I promise you that, if elected, I will do all that one member CAN do to have this reproach removed, so that Tre- herbert shall no longer be a by-word in the Rhondda. At the end of Taff Street is what is known as "The Fair Ground," and for many months this was used to tip the district scavenging, but it was not until I agitated in the matter that the Health Department began to disinfect this plague snot by covering it with lime-our local Councillors should have had this done, and not waited for me (an outsider) to have this grave menace to the public health properly dealt with. My election rests with you, and I confi- dently place myself in your hands. Work- men! rally your forces, and on the Elec- tion Day place your fellow-worker at the head of the Poll. I have the honour to remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours faithfully, REES MORGAN REES. 14, Taff Street, Treherbert. 4761
Rhondda Urban District Council Election. 1969. TO THE ELECTORS OF NO. 6 WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, At a mass meeting specially con- vened by the Mid-Rhondda Trades and Labour Council in connection with the above Election I submitted myself, being the nominee or the Llwynyma Workmen, to the consideration of ALL THE TRADES UNIONISTS residing in the Ward, and was enthusiastically selected and adopted I unanimously as THEIR Candidate for a seat on the above Council. I now, there- fore, humbly but confidently appeal for your support and interest in the present Election. I have for many years taken an active interest in LOCAL PUBLIC MATTERS, recognising that the powers delegated to an administratis body such as the District Council are of supreme importance to the masses, and demand their most careful consideration. 1. I shall strenuously advocate the effective adoption of the Housing Act, so that the Working Class may be rid of the overcrowding which exists at present, to the loss of their own and their families' physical health, social freedom, and moral decency. 2. The full benefits of THE UN- EMPLOYED ACT should be realised by the institution of a permanent WORKS DEPARTMENT. This Department, EFFICIENTLY controlled, would carry out all improvements authorised by the Council, independently of contractors, ensuring thereby less jerry-work, better financial results, and a fair day's wage for a fair day's work. 3. The Gasi and Water Department will receive my most serious attention; the tremendous" wastage n reported demands an investigation, so that a BETTER LIGHT AT A FAR LOWER RATE than I the present may be obtained by the gas consumers of the district. 4. I believe that an efficient system r should be introduced so that each Coun- cillor may be in a position to approve or disapprove without any difficulty the pur- posed and actual work and expenditure of each department IN ALL THEIR DETAILS. The movement for the con- solidation of the collecting of rates, and the re-organisation of the several depart- ments, will receive my strongest support. 5. I consider that the FEEDING OF THE SCHOOL CHILDREN'S ACT should always remain in force, and its various clauses humanly interpreted, so that no child should suffer in his Education owing to the negligence of parent or tyranny of Capitalist. The higher stages of Educa- tion should be more advantageously arranged, by means of an increase in the number of Maintenance Scholarships, so that all children may have an equal oppor- tunity in the educational sphere. 6. I am also in favour of land being acquired for purposes of public recreation. 7. A more equitable system is greatly needed in connection with the ASSESS- MENT OF PROPERTY in our district, and will receive my faithful support. If elected, it will be my duty and privi- lege to demand, in the interests of the general community, the wise and full administration of our present-day laws, and that by the adoption of methods which will not involve increased official expen- diture to the ratepayers. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, WILLIAM JOHN.
Llwynypia Colliery. Election of Checkweighers. The workmen of Llwynypia have recently gone through the serious duties of electing nine eheekweighers. There were already Seven, and two new ones were required. The unusual procedure was adopted of putting old and new can- didates into the box, with the result that two of the old checkweighers Messrs. I J. P. Kent and James Tudball, have been displaced. The following were elected, and in the following, order:—James Granville. William John, T. Ayton Jones, John Hammond, John Hopla, John Hughes, Phillip Phillips, W. Henry Mor- fan, and Owen Treharne. Messrs. John lopla, Hughes, and Trehame are the new checkweighers.
SATURDAY. MARCH 27, 1909. The Public Auditor's Report, which has been widely discussed, was the topic upon which Mr. Nicholas made a long state- ment to the Council last week. In fact, it was the Council's defence to the damaging strictureg of Mr. Propert. It was very necessary, as the public mind of the Rhondda has been much, disturbed and an unusual amount of suspicion created, not only by the criticism in the Report, but also by the tardiness of its appearance as public property. We can- not accept Mr. Nicholas' criticism on the action of the Press. If the Report came to the Council in August, its privacy has been very carefully protected by the pro- cedure which sent it to a Sub-Committee. We are told that the document was laid on the table last year, and that it was accessible, or at least available, to the Press a long time before the date the Press published it. To lay the document on the Council table does not give prac- tical possession of it to the Press. In fact, the complaints of the Press are pretty general that both as to the convenience to make reports and the receiving of Sub- Committees' reports is not made very easy at Pentre. It is very certain that this. Report was not received by the Press in the official way which Mr. Nicholas desires it understood. It is, therefore, somewhat inconsistent to reprimand the Press for its supposed early neglect, and then belabour it for its publication when it really got hold of it. In respect to the stateiment generally, Mr. Nicholas gave a very clear criticism of Mr. Propert's Report, and has given much relief to public anxiety on the matter. The func- tions of a Public Auditor are not simply the mechanical examination of accounts, but also inspired by the spirit of national detection in respect to the right policies in expenditure. We trust that the elaborate statement made by Mr. Nicholas will be accepted with the openness and frankness of its delivery, and that the crooked will be made straight as a result of the incident. --+- Having had seven or eight years' experience in working with Mabon, he did not at all share the view that the time had come when he ought to stand down. Mabon had a place in the move- ment that no one else could fill. As long as he continued in office, he would have the hearty and loyal co-operation of all members of the Council." These were the words of Mr. Hartshorn at the great meeting of the miners' delegates on Mon- day last. He spoke as one of the younger men and as one who more or less justified the necessary presence in the Federation of the riff-raff." This was Mr. Hart- shorn's jocular way of describing the more impulsive and petrolic elements in the organisation. It is something gained to admit the necessity of extremes in a mass of energy which is required in the Fede- ration. Rut, at the same time, it implies the necessity of the Mabon spirit—the calm, cool, collected power which he breathes in every great crisis. Mabon came out right on top on Monday. He stands the doyen of the miners' organ- isation. As Mr. Brace said, he should like to transpose the old saying, Say nothing of the living but good." There would be very much more encouragement for those who have to bear the brunt of leadership if the good in the living was more generally recognised and emphasised. It is words like these from Mr. Brace that sustain and hearten the leaders, and when they rejoiced in having their aged and revered president with them again." We note the unanimity of co-operative good will with extreme gratification, no one will note the fact with gresto seriousness than the owners in coznbinly tion, who have to meet the miners the full knowledge that they stand a phalanx, a one and indivisible whole. welcome the situation. No country aI?. no community or section of men can \Viii progress if this unity of aim and purp?*" is absent. We can look to the crisis with greater calmness when thef* is a mutual recognition of the opposiS< forces. If the coal-owners, as by Mr. Tom Richards, are spoiling a fight," as expressed by one of them the smoke-room of the House of ComHi01^ then the fact that the miners will found holding together in the crisis W" be a very weighty factor to assist toWO an amicable solution.