Porth and District Trades and Labour Council. The mouth'y meeting of the above Council was held on Monday evening last at the Washington Hotel, when Mr. W. B. Salmon presided over a very repre- sentative attendance. Alderman Morgan Williams and Councillor Ben Davies were present, and submitted lengthy reports. Arising out of the Councillor's report on the Truant Schools, re the Home Office recommendation to the Rhondda Urban District Council, that youthful offenders be sent to the Truant Schools, it was un- animously decided to instruct Councillor Davies to vote against the recommenda- tion. The subject of compulsory attendance at Evening Continuation Schools or Tech- nical Classes also came up for discussion. This motion, explained the Councillor, was introduced by Councillor David Rogers, of the Mountain Ash Education Committee, and after much discussion, it was resolved that the Board of Educa- tion be Urged to promote a Bill for Eng- land and Wales having for its object com- Ipulsory attendance at Evening Classes upon lines similar to those in Scotland. After a lengthy discussion, the question was relegated back to the lodges. Interrogated upon the question of Shop Hours Closing Act, and when it was likely to be put into force, the Councillor said that the drafted agreement would be under the final consideration of the Council on Friday next, after which he believed it would be put into immediate operation. He also submitted a list of shops that would be affected by the Act. The Wretched condition of the pave- ment at North Road bridge: the insani- tary condition of certain portions of Primrose Terrace, occasioned by the accumulation of filth from the drains; and the neglect of the District Council with regard to improving the condition of the road adjacent to Glvnrhondda, the residence of Dr. R. C. Joyce, were pointed out to Councillor Davies, who explained that the latter case was under consideration by the District Council, but that there were several difficulties in con- nection with it. He also promised to look into the other cases. Apropos of better lighting of streets at Porth and district, it was submitted that the Gas and Water Department were not prepared to do anything in that direc- tion without a 10 per cent. return. It was urgee1. that something should be done, as better street lighting meant less immorality. A very grievous complaint was also brought forward bv the Municipal Em- ployees to the. effect that youngsters, and even men who had never done a day's work for the Council, were often being placed in an official capacity over the heads of men who had been employed for 15 and 20 years (" Shame "). The Secretary also read a letter from the Lady Lewis Lodge, intimating that Mr. Daniel James, checkweigher, who was nominated at the last meeting of the Trades Council as a candilate for the new seat on the Board of Guardians, was going to attend the next meeting, as he was desirous of withdrawing his candi- dature. It was further stated that Mr. John Davies, Cae'rysgol (the old School Board member), is to be nominated as a candi- date to contest Councillor Ben Davies at the next election, and that Mr. William Evans (Thomas & Evans) is going to be nominated by the Chamber of Trade as a candidate for the new County Council seat in Forth district.
Treherbert Trades and Labour Council. A meeting of the above Council was held at the Stuart Hotel Assembly Room on Monday, Mr. Sam Dayment presiding. Councillor Griffith. Evans and Guardian Wm. Eveleigh were unanimously nomi- nated by all the lodges as candidates for the next District Council and Board of Guardians elections respectively. The balance sheet for the past year showed that the total receipts were L117 14s., and the total expenditure £ 108 16s. 4d., leaving a balance in hand of £ 8 18s. 6d. It was unanimously carried that the balance sheet be accepted. In consideration of the low financial state of the Society, a resolution was car- ried that the Council should not run a candidate at the forthcoming County Council election. The following officers were elected for next year: -President, Mr. Rd. Thomas; vice-president, Mr. G. Addis: correspond- ing secretary, Councillor G. Evans (re- elected); financial secretary, Mr. Evan Davies (re-elected); auditor, Mr. David Williams.
To the Music-Lovers of Tonypandy. To the Editor of the llhondda Leader. Sir,—Promising local talent has always received enthusiastic support from the music-lovers of the district, and the suc- cess of Mid-Rhondda artistes before critical London audiences testifies to wise discrimination of patronage. At present there is a young Jewess from our midst—Miss Maud Gold—under- going training in London, and one of the most eminent music teachers of the day gives it as his opinion that she has a brilliant future. Naturally, the Jewish fraternity should be the first to take the initiative to see that there is no danger of her progress being handicapped by financial considerations; and hearsay has it that there are difficulties already. Will the Jews of Mid-Rhondda allow the possi- bility of a brilliant future to be marred, when a little organised effort can easily save the position? The inhabitants of the district in general can be relied on to bear their snare of the burden, but the best appeal is a little sacrifice by the Jewish folk.—Yours faithfully VIOLINIST.
Re Pentre and Tvnybedw Work- man's Library. I To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader. Sir,—" Bookworm has felt himself called upon to make some comments on the working of above Library in one of your late issues. It is difficult to deal with a person when we do not know who he is; but if "Bookworm" will kindly affix his proper name to his communi- cations, I have no doubt the Committee will be prepared to meet his accusatiou- Yours truly, SECRETARY. Pentre Library, February 9th, 1910.
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District Council Bye= Election. Prospective Fight in Ward No. 3. Five Candidates Nominated. A bye-election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the late Councillor Thos. Davies (Windsor) will take place in the No. 3 Ward (Pentre and Ton). Boiling day has been fixed for the 21st inst., and the following were the candidates nomi- nated on Tuesday: — Elias Henry Davies, Brynheulog, Pen- tre; Justice of the Peace and Alderman of the Glamorgan County Council. David Thomas, Ton-Centre; check- weigher. Thomas Mill ward, Ton-Pentre; soli- citor. John Bowen Price, Bailey Street, Ton- Pentre. Rev. William Lewis, Rural Dean of Ystradyfodwg and Canon of Llandaff Cathedral. Saturday next (12 noon) is the latest day fixed for withdrawals. It is not anti- cipated that all five candidates will go to cipated that all five candidates will go to the poll. Alderman E. H. Davies, besides being an Alderman of the Glamorgan County Council, is also a member of the Board of Guardians. He is chairman of the Burial Committee of the Rhondda Dis- trict Council, and is one of the members of the Guardians representing that body on the Rhondda Distress Committee. Mr. T. Millward is the well-known Pentre solicitor, a leading figure in local Nonconformist circles, and has been man of the local Free Church CV11 il. Three years ago, he lent much assistance to Councillor Walter Williams against Canon Lewis. He is an able and fluent speaker in Welsh and English, and would be a source of strength to the Council if he proceeds to the poll and is elected. The Rev. Canon Lewis needs no intro- duction at our hands. He is the doyen of Church of England clergymen in the Valley, and none of her sons have per- formed so much valuable work on her behalf. He is a venerable figure turned grey in the service of his, Master, and his appointment as Canon of Liandaff Cathedral was a meagre reward for his splendid services to the Church. He has great experience of public life, thouigh now out of harness for some years. He was a valuable member of the old School Board, and in conjunction with Dr. Wm. Morris, Treprchy, drew out the syllabus of religious instruction which has worked so smoothly in all the schools of the Rhondda. In 1907, he was defeated in a contest which was perhaps one of the bitterest fights in local election annals. Mr. J. Bowen Price is a Nonconformist who has aspirations for public service. In 1907, he was nominated with several others to contest a seat on the Council in No. 3 Ward rendered vacant by the retirement of Mr. D. W. Jones, solicitor, Pentre, but withdrew later to enable a straight issue to be fought between Mr. Walter Williams and Canon Lewis. A meeting to support the candidature of Canon Lewis, who three years ago was defeated by Mr. Walter Williams, was held at St. Peter's Church Schoolroom, Pentre, on Monday night, and was largely attended.. i A special meeting of the Pentve and I District Trades and Labour Council was held at the Ton Institute on Monday evening last to consider and adopt a. can- didate for the bye-election resultant upon the death of the late Councillor Thomas Davies. The following were nominated by the various Unions and lodges com- prising the Council: —Mr. D. Thomas, Mr. T. C. Morris, Mr. A. Evans, and Mr. I. T. Rees. The last three withdrew in favour of Mr., D. Thomas, the Veteran Labourist. Mr. Thomas was afterwards, unanimously adopted as the, candidate. Mr. Thomas thanked -the Council for their confidence in him by adopting him as candidate. Arrangements were then made to proceed at once with the cmp;in his favour. Mr. Thomas has had • h experience upon public bodies, I been a member of the Glamorgan C mnty Council, and was at that time first Labour County Councillor in Wales. He has also served upon: the now defunct School Board. A meeting to support the candidature of Mr. David Thomas, the Labour candi- date, was held at the Ton, Girls' School, Gelli Road, on Wednesday ev Ring. Addresses were delivered bv Courillors Tom Evans (Penygraig), Edward Jones (Ton), Daniel Davieis (Dowlais), and Messrs. Thomas Samuel, .Thomas I) ivies, and Thomas Mathias. The candidate, who was well rec uved, expressed his views, tersely. He was strongly in favour of honking reform and any other measures calculated to j:?nefit the working man.. A strong worlpng, committee was f riaed and the district divided into sectionsl for the convenience of the large numl aT of f canvassers who had, volunteered tliei1- services. Great enthusiasm prr railed throughout the meeting..
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