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 diu 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 I 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 uo 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 renroach removed, no 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 t« tip the' district scavenging; but it was not until Mr.. WILLIAM JOHN. I I agitated in the matter that the Health Department began to disinfect this plague spot 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 faithfullv, REES MORGAN kkFS. 14. Taff Street, Treheibert. 4761
Rhondda Urban District Council Election. 1909. TO THE ELECTORS OF N. 6 WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, At a mass meeting specially con- vened by the Mid-Rhondda Trades and Labour Council, I submitted myself, being the nominee of the Llwynvpia Workmen to the consideration of ALL THE TRADES UNIONISTS residing in the Ward, and was enthusiastically celected and adopted 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 administrative 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 Gas and Water Department will receive my most serious attention; the tremendous wastage reported demands an investigation, so that a. BETTER LIGHT AT A FAR LOWER RATE than the present may be obtained by the gas consumers of the district. 4. I believe that an efficient system 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 expenditure to the ratepayers. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, WTLLT A M .TOPTIV
.L"& "&JL" WHAT'S IN A LABEL. There is a good deal of art in advertising, and it has to be adapted to the public it eeeks to meet. Edward Reeves, in Brown Men and Women," makes clear that what attracts the .American market may not serve that purpose in the islands of the South Seas. Pie tells an expe- rience which a food firm had with one of those sea-girt communities. The natives get very t •• of fish. but are fond of canned beef, which t'ri .:v buy whenever they have money. That they «uv nothing more than children in their ideas in< trkwleri, find out to their cost if they are 1;\): careful. An exporter of canned meat -was nearly. I tuined by clinging to the trade-mark of i clrogon's head. Shipn-K-nt, after shipment sent out from San Francisco, each with the flaming dragon. The natives shudd'-rt-r. at the sight of tho bidcoufi thing. They we:< not going to eat the disgusting beast. In T.I;: the agents tore off the labels; the natives vcre Kiispieixnw nnd' would not buy. The whole ship- ment-had to be returned and put in fresh <;Ian: with a fat ox or sheep oa the label. All tht natives, fully believed that the .figure on the label w&6 a true pic-ture of what was in e. l!
The Election. Mr. W. John's Candidature. An enthusiastic meeting in support of the candidature of Mr. William John for the vacant seat in Ward 6 at the forth- coming election, took place on Wednes- day evening at Moriah Vestry. Mr Rees Jones occupied the chair, and after giving a very able address, called upon the can- didate to address the meeting. Mr. John on rising, stated that some people said that the best men to represent Labour were those living on their means, but the time had come when they as working men should take a different; view. If these particular men, said Mr John, had shown the same laxity in their business as they had shown in the Council, this would soon be found in the bankruptcy court. Men were wanted whose interests were identical with- their own, whose sympathy and whose ideals were practically with those of the labour forces.. Among other things, the candidate spoke upon the Housing Act. He asserted that the Coun- cil was composed of a lot of contractors who were on the look-out for contracts for themselves, and by adopting the Hous- ing Act these persons' pockets and'private interests would suffer. In relation to the Unemployed Act, Mr John's idea was to abolish contractors and for the Council to employ direct labour, and that every workman should claim a fair day's wage for a fair day's work. It was full time, he; said, for them to wake up to their responsibilities, and the issue of the elec- tion dt ponded upon every individual labour man. It was not enough for them to: bring a man into the arena and then stand out the ropes and ask the question, "Who was going to win," but everyone should do their utmost. Speaking on street improvements, he said the expense should be as low for a man with one house as it was to the man with many houses. Referring to the opposing candi- date, he said that Mr J. D. Williams clashed himself as a representative of Ward 6, but, said Mr John, it was a strange thing for a man to be a repre- sentative, and yet not give an account of his stewardship. He hoped that on Monday next labour would be successful. "Mr Tom Evans, Penygraig, then ad- dressed the assembly. He said that he was sure, after hearing, the excellent ad- dress given by the candidate, that Mr. John possessed sufficient knowledge to be worthy of all the confidence that could be placed upon him. He advised the gathering to send the right man on their governing bodies aud he hoped they would be loyal to the labour cause and do their best for labour interests. Mr. Enoch Morell, J.P., Merthyr, said that lie liked the enthusiasm shown by the candidate, aiid. '-t was very necessary that such enthusiasm should be exhibited. He personally was deeply concerned in the labour movement, and he advised all pre.sent to think out the movement for themselves, and if they returned Mr John they would be returning one of themselves. They should vote for the candidate, not as a person, but as a standard bearer for the time being, and should use their votes on Monday in the right direction. The meeting pledged themselves, through a vote of confidence, to stand by the candidature of Mr John.
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.1 Election Addresses. Mr. J. D. WILLIAMS. I
Rhondda Urban-District Council I Election, 1909. TO THE ELECTORS OF NO. 6 WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, The term for which you did me the honour of returning me as your Represen- tative on the Rhondda TJrban District Council is about expiring, and I once miore appeal to you for a of your confidence. I have represented the inhabitants of this Ward on the YSTRADYFODWG if>GAL BOARD and the RHONDDA URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL for 18 YEARS, during which period I have striven, to the utmost of my ability, to serve the best interests of the Electors. AH proposals brought before the Council for the benefit of the inhabitants of the district,. have at all times received toy CLOSEST CONSIDERATION and HEARTIEST SUPPORT, and I confi- dently appeal to my record in justification of this statement. The Water Supply of the whole of the Rhondda District, unfortunately, is not Under the control of the Council. A large portion of the Ward is sunplied by the Pontypridd Water Company. For many years the supply was not satisfactory either a- to quantity or quality, in conse- quence of which the Council were driven to institute proceedings against the Com- pany. I was privileged to take isome little these proceedings, and as a result ? Council's action, it is gratifying ha n(i ^lat a considerable improvement taken place in the supply in both aspects already referred to. taken a warm interest in the *>nn £ ATI0NAL • W0^K 0F THE COUNCIL, and, in conjunction with my fellow Ward Members, I have been instru- in getting the Council bo PRO- CEED WITH THE ERECTION OF A NEW INFANTS' SCHOOL AT BRITH- WEUNYDD. AND THE WORK WILL IMMEDIATELY BE PUT IN HAND. I am also pleased to say that the ^ouncil lias resolved to build a HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT TONY- «ANDY, a proposal which I strongly supported. If it should be your pleasure to again return me. I will endeavour to continue to MERIT YOUR CONFIDENCE by faithfully discharging my duties as a ^Councillor, by furthering all proposals '"calculated' to benefit the inhabitants, and In safeguarding the interests of the Electors of this Ward in particular and the District in general. Respectfully soliciting your Vote and Support, Believe me, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, J. D. WILLIAMS. Clydach Court, Trealaw, ) 25th March, 1909. 4773
JEtholiad Cynghor Dosbartlitol Jf y Rhondda. AT ETHOLWYR ADRAN Y GED. I FONEDDXGESATJ A BONEDDIGION, Y mae y cyfnod am yr hwn yr •amhydeddasoch fi â' ch ymddiriedaeth fel eich Cynrychiolydd ar Gynghor Dosbarth y Rhondda ar derfynu, a gostyngedig wahoddaf adnewyddiad o'r cyfryw ym- ddiriedaeth. Yr wyf wedi cael y pleser och cyn- lychioli' ar yr Hen FWRDD LLEOL a'r CYNGHOR PRESENOL am 18 is MLYNEDD YN DDIDOR, a'm uchelgais bob amser oedd gwasanaethu i feddiaiiau Uchaf yr Etholwyr. Yn anffodug, nid yw Dwfl" Gyflenwad hull gylch y Rhondda o dan reolaeth y Cynghor. Dibyna, rhan isaf yr Adran hon |i" gyflenwad d'darperir gan Gwmni Dyfrol Pontypridd. Am fiynyddoedd nid oedd v gyflenwad hwnw o ran swm nac ansawdd (quantity nor quality) yn foddhaol, a gorfuwyd Cynghor y, Rhondda i gymeryd Illesurau cyfreitliiol i erlyn. y Cwmni. Cefais y pleser, ar ran ein Cynghor, o Weithredu yn y mater, gyda'r canlyniad calonogol i welliant sylweddol a buan gymeryd lie. Teimlaf ddyddordeb mawr yn NGWAITH ADDYSGOL Y CYNGHOR, ae mewn cyd- ■ft'eithrediad â'm cyd-gynrychiolwyr lhvydd- .ais i gario penderfyniad yn v Cynghor i adeiladu YSGOLDY NEWYDD I FABANOD AR HEOL BRITH- WEUNYDD. a CHYCHWYNIR Y OWAITH YN DDIOEDI. Da genvf nodi hefvd fod y Cynghor wedi penderfynu codi YSGOL tlvCH- ELFENOL YN NHONYPANDY, i'r hwn symudiad y rhoddais fy nhefnogaeth cryfaf. Os gwnewch i mi yr anrhydedd o'm dychwelvd v waith hon. TERFYNA Y CYFNOD NESAF UN-MLYNEDD-AR- HUGAIN 0 WASANAETH CYHOEDDUS AR EICH RAN, a gwnaf bob ymga if-: Posibl i wylio eich iawnderau a liyrwyddo Pob mesur fyddoa, thuedd ynddo i ychwanegu eich buddiant a'ch cysur. Yn parchus wahodd eich pleidlais a'ch *dyanwad, Wyf, Foneddiffesaja a Boneddigion, Eich ufudd Was. 'r, XV J. D. WILLIAMS. Clyclach Gourt. Trealaw, Mawrth 25ain, 1909, 4773
Rhondda Urban District Council Election, 1909. TO THE ELECTORS OF NO. 2 WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, At the urgent invitation of a large and influential section of the Electors of No. 2 Ward, I respectfully introduce myself to you as a Candidate for the honour of representing you on the above Council. I have already had experience of the work. I was returned as your Councillor in March, 1901. The functions of the Council were not so extensive at that time as they are now. Then the School Board was superintending the Education of the District, but. with the passing of the Education ARt of 1902, that was handed over to the District Council. I was then Headmaster of the Cwmparc Schools, and as the above Act made all teachers servants of the Council, I deemed it proper to resign my seat. avingnow retired from School duties after serving the neighbourhood for thirty-eight years, I am free to offer myself to serve you as your Representa- tive. It will be my only personal respon- sibility, and no private calling will inter- fere with my devotion to the work-of ■the Council. The obligations of a District Councillor demand the sacrifice of a, great part of the time of our public men, who have to divide themselves between the duties of the Council and of their own private con- cerns. As I am free of any personal cares, I shall be able to devote my whole time to your welfare and interest. I possess a good general knowledge of the work of every Department of the Council, and especially of the Education Department, the most expensive and the most influential in the future of our Valley —Education in all its phases. I shall be able to bring a life-long, experience to bear upon this, and I am the only Candidate possessing direct practical knowledge of the details of School work. I am ready to support the development of the more practical side of the School. I would multiply the Cooking, Laundry, and Housewifery Centres, and give more opportunities, particularly during the last months of Girls' school life, to practice the many arts that go to make up good Housekeeping. The present Higher Elementary School at Pentre ought to be made fully equipped as a Secondary School, and a Higher Elementary School should be built at Treorchy. As a heavy Ratepayer, I shall watch with judicious care all expenditure. Reck- less spending is often the result of in- expert consideration. My motto will be -efficiency and thoroughness in adminis- tration. I shall support with sympathy and enthusiasm any enterprises for the im- provements of our District, and the welfare of our beloved Country. Therefore, for these reasons, I be a for the honour of your VOTE and INTEREST, and if returned, I promise you that I I shall honestly try to prove myself worthy of your favour. v I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant. THOMAS MORGAN. Ardwyn House, Cwmparc. 4772