BWRDD YSGOL LLANRHYSTYD. At Olygydd Y JOURNAL. SYR,—Y mae yn ymddangos fod aelodau y Bwrdd newydd hwn, oddi ar yr etholiad a dewisiad y swyddogion, yn myned ym mlaen mewn camrau breision, ac y mae gweithrediad rbyw adran neillduol o'r Bwrdd yn sicr wedi dyfod yn amlwg iawn yng ngolwg y cyhoedd yn yr amser byr o'u bodolaeth. Ymddengys t,Y fod rhai aelodau o'r Bwrdd presennol yn ogystal a rhai o'r hen Fwrdd) wedi dangos rhagfarn hynod o gryf yn erbyn un o'r athrawon yng ngwasanaeth y Bwrdd (sef Mr Thomas o ysgol Brynherbert), ar yr ymsyniad ei fod wedi esgeuluso ei ddyledswyddau, n ac fod yr ysgol yn gyflym ddiflanu mewn rhif ac effeithiolrwydd. Pa un a ydyw y cyhaddiad hwn yn wir, neu nad yw, nid wyf am ddadleu o gwbl. Beth bynag, yr oedd yr aelodau hyn wedi penderfynu na orphwysent hyd nes sicrhau ei dori ef (sef Mr Thomas) yn llwyr o wasanaeth y Bwrdd; ac ar y cynnulliad cyntaf o'r Bwrdd at waith cyhoeddus, dygaaant gynnygiad ym mlaen i'r amcan hwn, ac er i'r cadeirydd ddangos gwrthwynebiad penderfynol yr erbyn y gweitbrediadau gwael hyn, cafodd y cynnygiad ei basio gan bed war yn erbyn tri. Cafodd y fantol ei throi yn yr ymraniad hwn gan un o gynnrychiolwyr penodedig Eglwys Llangwyryfon, yr hwn a dr6dd yn annysgwliadwy gyda'r blaid eithafol, ac y mae yr ymddygiad annheilwng o eiddo yr aelod anffyddlawn hwn wedi creu siarad a syndod mawr yn gyffredinol; canys pe byddai ganddo ryw radd o onestrwydd i gyfaddef ar y dechreu mai fel hyn y byddai ei weithrediadau, y mae yn amlwg na chawsai byth ei ddwyn ym mlaen fel ymgeisydd; ac y mae yn sicr na fyddai ei enw ddim o gwbl ym mhlith yr aelodau ar y Bwrdd newydd. Y mae Mr Thomas yn ddyn ieuanc galluog iawn, ac wedi bod yng ngwasanaeth y Bwrdd am flynyddau lawer, ac y mae yn warthus fod yr aelodau hyn wedi dangos cymmaint o ddiffyg dynoliaeth a synwyr cylfredin wrth ddechreu eu gweithrediadau ar y Bwrdd hwn, fel ag i gamdrin gwas ffyddlon fel hyn, ac y mae eu hymddygiad yn hyn yn ddiraddiad o'r mwyaf ar y Bwrdd hwn, yr hyn nas anghofir yn fuan. Dywedir fod yr hen Fwrdd wedi bwriadu diswyddo Mr Thomas, ond os oedd ganddynt ddigon o reswm dros wneyd hyny, fel y dywedent, pa ham, mewn gwirionedd, nas gwnaent hyny pan y cawsant gymmaint o flynyddau i benderfynu pa beth i wneyd ? Gan nas gwelodd yr hen Fwrdd yn glir, gan hyny, i wneyd y gwaith brwnt hwn, pa ham, yng ngwyneb pob rheswm a chwareu teg, y dylai y Bwrdd presennol gymmeryd y mater hwn mewn llaw ar y cychwyniad cyntaf, pan nad oedd y Bwrdd hwn wedi cael dim un prawf o gwbl o Mr Thomas, nac un athraw arall yng ngwasanaeth y Bwrdd ? Y mae rhai dynion mor fusnesgar ac mor llawn o'u dychymmygion ffol eu hunain, fel y gwnant ddyfeisio pob moddion i dwyllo a denu ereill i uno a'u cynghrair peryglus, yr hyn a'u harweinia o'r diwedd i sicrhau eu hamcan brwnt a gwarad- wyddus. Gyda phriodoldeb y gallwn waeddi, Arbed ni rhag ein cyfeillion." Y dwyf, syr, yr eiddocb, Llangwyryfon. CYFAILL.
CYNNADLEDD FFERMWYR GLAN TEIFI. Llywarclt-Pa fodd mae yr etholiad yn myned ym mlaen yn sir Gaer? Yr wyf yn gobeitbio na wnaiff y ffermwyr a'r gweithwyr ffyliaid o honynt eu hunain y waith hon eto, trwy ethol aelod yn lie Mr Pugh a fydd yn anghymhwys fel seneddwr. Gall dyn fod yn fasnachydd da a manylgraff, cyfreithiwr dysgedig yn y gyfraith, neu lawfeddyg medrus, ac eto heb fod yn wleidyddwr. Un peth yw siarad mewn cwrdd y ceugwd neu yn y Cynghor Sirol, lie mae y gwrandawyr yn ddiddysg ac yn anwybodus; ond peth arall tD yw siarad yn y senedd o flaen 600 o ddynion dysgedig a phen-areithwyr. Gwilym-Nid yn ami y byddi di, Llywarch, yn cymmeryd rhan yn ein cynnadleddau, ond siaradest i bwrpas heno. Y mae yn ammeu- tbyn elywed Rhyddfrydwr yn siarad yn blaen. Y mae yn amlwg i mi y gelli di edrych ta hwnt i'r cylch pleidiol. Y mae eisien mwy o dy fath ym mhlith amaethwyr siroedd Aber- teifi a Chaerfyrddin. Nid yw y rhan fwyaf yn hidio dim am gymhwysder ymgeisydd seneddol, nac am ethol y dyn goreu i'w cynnrychioli. Yr unig beth sydd yn ofynol yw cael un a all floeddio shibbolaeth Gladstonaidd, a bloeddio Home Rule. i'r Iwerddon ac i Gymru i lawr a phob hen sefydliad sydd yn friglwyd gan henaint a gogoniant ein gwlad. Llywarclt-Clywcb, clywch. Yr wyf wedi surffedi ar Ryddfrydiaeth. Pa le mae rhyddid i'w gael, ïe, meddai adsain o'r mur, ym mha le ? Nid yw dewis ymgeisydd seneddol ond farce, hud, a lledrith. Nid oes gan yr etholwyr un llais yn eu dewisiad. Dewisir yr ymgeis- wyr gan y ceugwd, adysgwylir i'r etholwyr eu canlyn, ac ni wyddant i ba le maent yn myned, a gosodant fwgwd ar eu llygaid fel na allant weled dim mwy na'r wadd. Ifor- Y r wyf yn rhyfeddu dy glywed di, Llywarch, a thithau yn gymmaint o Rydd- frydwr, yn dannod beiau a ffaeleddau dy blaid dy hun fy nghynghor i ti yw, i fyned yn grynswth at y Toriaid. Mae gelyn agored yn fil gwell nag Achan yn y gwersyll. Nid oes genyf amynedd efo dynion sydd yn newid eu golygiadau. Llywarch-Nid y fi sydd wedi cyfnewid fy marn y ceugwd a'r cyngbreiriau sydd wedi newid ac ymadael ag egwyddorion Rhydd- frydol, a gosod eu hunain i fyny fel arweinwyr y bobl. Rhyddid i ni a dim i neb arall i wneyd fel y mynom; trawsarglwyddiaethu ar yr etholwyr; gosod i fyny y sawl a fynant tynu i lawr y sawl a fynant. Nid oes rhyddid mewn pethau fel hyn. Mae eisieu arnom cael dynion, fel Mr Richard Morgan, i dori bob ceugwd i lawr, fel y gwnaeth ef ym Merthyr. Iwan- Y mae yn angenrheidiol cael y dynion goreu i'n harwain mewn etholiadau, a dewis y dynion goreu a ellir gael i fod yn ymgeiswyr. Gruffydd-Mae gwahaniaeth mawr rhwng arwain pobl a'u gyru a'u gorfodi. Byddai yn well genyf gael fy ngyru o'm hanfodd i'r poll gan berchenogion tiroedd na cban rowdies y pwyllgorau, y cynghreiriau, ar ceugydau ZIY a fu yn ceisio gwneyd merthyres o Peggi lie wis. Cadtvgan-Mae y ceugydau yn meddu ar lawer iawn o haerllugrwydd a digywilydd- 0 tY eidd-dra. Pa hawl sydd gan y ceugydau i gymmeryd arnynt i lywodraethu yr etholwyr, a dywedyd wrthynt fod yn rhaid iddynt dderbyn y sawl maent hwy yn ddewis 1 Dewi-Anwiredd bob gair fod y pwyllgorau Rhyddfrydol yn gwthio eu dewis-ddynion ar yr etholwyr. Gad i ni gael prawf o hyn. Cadwgan Yn araf deg, 'macbgen i; ZD tD gwnaeth ceugwd Dwyreinbarth sir Gaer- fyrddin ddewis ymgeiswyr heb ymgynghori a'r etholwyr y rbanbarth, fel pe buasai pob awdurdod yn nwylaw y ceugwd, a dim un llais gan neb arall. Dywedodd y Parch. Mr Davies, yn un o'r cyfarfodydd, nad oedd ef yn credu fod yn iawn i'r pwyllgor reoli y cyhoedd, ac y dylai perffaith ryddid gael ei roddi i'r etholwyr. Onid yw hyn yn proti __n_ nad oedd y ceugwd yn caniatau rbyddid i'r etholwyr i ddewis ymgeiswyr addas eu hunain, heb i'r ceugwd ymyraeth a hwy Ceisiodd yr un frawdoliaeth reoli yr aelod diweddar, yr hwn oedd yn wr boneddig ym mhob ystyr o'r gair. Yr oedd eu hymddygiad tuag ato yn niwedd ei oes yn gywilyddus. Gwnaethant yr oil a allent i'w boeni yn ei henaint, am nad oedd ef yn ddigon plygadwy iddynt. Moru8- Y r wyf yn credu fod dau ym- geisydd da wedi cael eu dewis. Beth yw eich barn chwi am danynt ? Cadwgan-Nid wyf yn gwybod dim am en cymhwysderau i gynnrychioli amaethwyr a llafurwyr amaethyddol; ac ni wyr neb ar lan Teifi ddim mwy am danynt na bod un yn gyfreithiwr enwog. Mae enw Mr Gwilym Evans yn enwog fel cyfferiwr a boneddwr parchus; ond nid hyn yw y cwbl sydd eisieu. Iwan-Yr wyf yn gweled fod Mr Evans yn myned i gyfnewid y deddfau tirol sydd yn ein gormesu mor greulawn; bydd hyn o les annhraethol i'r ffermwyr. Gwilym—Mae yn ymddangos i mi fod yn rhaid i'r tirfeddiannwyr neu yr offeiriaid gael eu gosod ar y llawr dyrnu yn barhaus. Yr wyf, gyda phob dyledus barch i Mr Evans, yn gwadu fod y tirfeddiannwyr yn gormesu ar eu deiliaid. Iwan-Dywedodd Mr Abel Thomas yr un peth am y meistri tiroedd, ond ei fod ef yn gwybod am ambell i un da, fel Syr Arthur Stepney a Mr Gwynne Hughes, Rbydd- frydwyr. Cadwgan-A glywodd y boneddwr dysgedig ddim am un Ceidwadwr oedd yn feistr tir da 1 Nid oedd dim achos iddo fyned o ddrws hen gapel y Methodistaid Llandeilo i weled palasdai, lie mae y meistri tiroedd goreu yn y byd yn trigiannu, sef y Gelli Aur, anneddle Arglwydd Emlyn. Pwy glywodd son fod Iarll Cawdor yn feistr tir drwg, ac iddo droi un deiliad o'i fferm ? ac ni wnaeth dim un o'r teulu dori ei air. Mi wn fod hyn yn wir am dair cenedlaeth. Lie bu a lie y ceir meistr tir mor garedig ac haelionus ag Arglwydd Dynefwr 1 Darfu iddo cyn hyn faddeu yr ardreth i'w ddeiliaid pan oeddent yn methu talu. "Talwch o hyn allan os gellwch," oedd yr archiad. Pwy oedd yn porthi y newynog, dilladu y noeth, addysgu yr anwybodus 1 Tirfeddiannwyr Ceidwadol. Gwaded y sawl a all. Dangoswch i mi eu cyftelyb ym mhlith y tirfeddiannwyr Radical- aidd. Y mae yn wir fod ambell i un i'w gael, ond maent yn anaml mewn cymhariaeth. 0 Hywel-Deallaf mai Mr Abel Thomas sydd wedi cael ei ddewis gan y ceugwd i fod yn ymgeisydd dros ddwyreinbarth sir Gaerfyr- Z5 y ddin yn He y diweddar Mr Pugh.
CRICKET. LLANDOVERYv. T P.NBY. -This match was played on the 23rd and 24th ult., at Llandovery. The first day was beautifully fine, but a little rain on the second day prevented play until 12.30. The visitors won the toss, and naturally went in first. With the exception of Gilbertson and Logan, who quickly knocked up 21 each, no one made a large score, and they were all out for 84. For the home team D. T. M. Jones, G. B. Green, C. P. Lewis, and J. C. Rees batted well, and the score was taken to 213 before the last wicket fell. The visitors went in a second time, and Capt. Tylden played very steady for his score of 26. The others did not do much, and they were all out for 69, leaving the home team victorious by an innings and 60 runs. Score :— 0 TENBY. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. Major Roebuck, c Phillips, b D. T.M.Jones. 12 run out 3 P B Morris, b C. P Lewis 0 b Lewis 1 Capt. Tylden, b C P Lewis 2 b Lewis 26 G Saunders-Davies, b C P Lewis 0 c Rees, b Jones 3 It D Gilbertson, b J E Jones 21 b Jones 0 Capt. Teal, c Chapman, b D T M Jones 6 c Rees, b Jones 3 W Thomas, b D T M Jones 6 cEvans, bJones 4 G H Logan, b J E Jones 21 c and b Lewis 10 Nepean, b J E Jones 0 run out 2 Berkeley, run out 0 b J E Jones 2 H H Knight, not out 8 not out 8 Extras. 8 Extras. 7 Total. 84 Total 69 LLANDOVERY. 1st Innings. D T M Jones, c Teal, b Nepean 63 C Kitto, b Thomaii 2 T Phillips, b Thomas 8 J C Rees, c Roebuck, b Nepean 33 F E Chapman, run out 5 C P Lewis, b Nepean 26 G B Green, not out 40 J E Jones, b Nepean 1 D B Evans, b W Thomas 14 D Price, b W Thomas 3 S H Price, b W Thomas 1 Extras. 17 Total 213 LLANDOVERY v. BRECON-The return match between these respective teams was played at Llandovery on Monday, in fine weather, and on an excellent wicket. The captain of the home team having won the toss sent in Messrs King and Phillips; the latter did not stay long, being caught out in the first over before a run was made. Green then joined King, and the score ran rapidly up to 52, when the latter was bowled for 23. Chapman followed, but soon lost his partner (King) at 62, having scored 38, which included one four, two three's, nine two's, and ten singles, made in excellent form. The captain, C. P. Lewis, then came in, but soon lost Chap- man. Upon J. C. Rees joining his captain, a good stand was made, and the score was increased to 138, when he was caught behind the wicket for an excellent 24. C. P. Lewis was soon after cleaned by W. Evans for a freely hit innings of 50, after which the wickets fell rapidly, the innings closing for 166. The visitors then went in, but made a very poor stand against the bowling of Messrs C. P. Lewis and J. E. Jones, and were all disposed of for the small total of 30. Not a single batsman obtained double figures. Being in a large minority they followed on, and at the call of time eight wickets were out for 60, the only ones obtaining double figures being Messrs W. Ll. Thomas (23) and M. F. Thomas I (11), the game ending in an easy victory for the home team on the first innings by 106 runs. :core LLANDOVERY. THE King, b W M James 38 T Phillips, c and b Gill 0 G B Green, b M P Jones 23 FE Chapman hMP Jones 5 C P Lewis, b W Evans 50 R C Kitto, h W M James 3 J C Rees, c D W E Thomas, b W Evans. 24 J E Jones, c J R Davies, b W Evans 3 H H Knight, e and b W Evans 1 D Price, not out 11 S H Price, c Humphrey, b W Evans 3 Extras. 5 Total 166 BRECON. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. D W E Thomas, h C P Lewis 2 c Green, b King 3 W Ll. Thomas, b C P Lewis 4 c Price, b Jones 23 D H Morgan. h J E Jones. 2 c Rees, b King 0 W Evans, c King, b Lewis 2 7 M P Jones, b J E Jones 1 c and b King. 6 L C Humphrey, b C PLewis 1 c Rees, b King 2 M F Thomas, 1 b w, b Jones 7 I b w, b J E Jones 11 J R Davies, b J E Jones 1 b Kitto 1 W M James, c Chapman, b J E Jones 5 T Jones, b C P Lewis 1 Gill,notout. 0 run out 5 Extras 4 Extras. 2 Total 30 Total 60 LLANDOVERY v. SWA-NSEA.-This match was played on the ground of the latter last week, and ended in an eaioy victory for the visitors.
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THE VACANCY IN EAST CARMARTHENS HIRE. The council of the East Carmarthen Liberal Association met at the Ivorites' Hall, Ammanford, on Tuesday, to select a candidate for the seat rendered vacant by the death of Mr D. Pugh, M.P. There was a large attendance, and the proceedings were of a disorderly character. Mr Maybery, chair- man of the Llanelly Local Board, was voted to the chair. The Chairman said it teemed to him to be quite unnecessary that they should have any talking there that day. (Hear, hear.) Rule 9 said :—" The choice of a candidate for the Parliamentary representation shall rest with council, which shall be summoned to meet for that purpose from time to time, at a place and on a day to be fixed by the executive committee. Seven days' notice of every such meeting, stating its object, shall be given by circular addressed to every member of the council. The decision of the majority of the members of the council shall be held to be binding and final." Pro- ceeding, the chairman said he would ask the secretary if he had a complete list of the members of the council, and, in case of a vote by ballot, be thought it would be better to give a paper tj each person as his name was called. Both candidates were desirous that should be done. (Hear, hear). The secretary then produced some printed ballot papers bearing upon them the names of the two candidates. Mr Tom Hughes (builder, Llanelly) remarked that he would like to know whether everybody was satisfied with the composition of the meeting. (Hear, hear). There had been rumours of hole-and- corner meetings for selecting representatives to the meeting. (Applause). He would like to know how the meetings had been held in different districts, and what process had been adopted in appointing delegates. (Applause). Mr D J Jones, one of the secretaries, replied that the delegates, as a rale, were elected in the districts during the month of April, and the lists were sent to the secretaries in readiness for the council meeting in the month of May in each year. (Applause). The Chairman Have the lists been sent in to you ? Mr Jones; Yes. Mr Oliver J Williams (Llanelly). Have the list for Llandilo and Llangadock, been sent in this year? Mr Jones: The Llandilo list was sent to me last week. (Applause). Mr 0 J Williams: And is the list sent in last week the list that-is now going to be read. (Hear, bear). Mr Jones: It is the list we ought to take to-day. (Applause). Mr 0 Williams said with regard to Pembrey, he believed a list had been sent to the secretary of delegates appointed this month. Mr Howell That list was sent to me. Mr O. Williams: Is that the list? Mr Howell: Yes, that is the only one we have. It was sent in before the meeting at Llandilo. Mr A. B. Richards (schoolmaster, Llwynhendy) proposed that they should vote only upon the lists sent in to the secretaries in May, according to the rules of the association. (Hisses.) They might hiss, but if they had rules they should abide by them, and it they took any list sent in after May; that meeting would not be satisfactory to the delegates or to the country. (Applause.) The Chairman said someone intimated that the Llandilo secretaries had neglected their duty. Mr O. Williams said that there was nothing to show that persons whose names had now been sent in were not the duly appointed delegates of those districts. (Applause.) Mr Llewellyn Williams (Oxford) said that in his copy of the rules Rule 6 had been partially crossed out. It did not say how they were to be elected. The Rev: W. Davies (Llandilo) said only one delegate in his district had received notice from the secretary. Mr Powell (Caregcennen) said that, owing to illness, he had taken no steps to call a meeting at Llandilo sooner. Mr Lleafer Thomas would like to know to what delegate notices had been sent. Mr Gwynne Hughes acknowledged having received it. Mr Howell: The Rev. W. Davies. (Applause.) The Rev; W. Davies: Never. Only one delegate. (Applause.) Mr Howell They were duly posted, and have never been returned from the Dead Letter Office. Mr Lleufer Thomas suggested that the secretary ought to inquire of the postal authorities what bad became of the notices. There must have been gross irregularity or such wholesale failure of delivery could not have happened. The Chairman said that that could not be done that day. Mr Allen (Llangadock) had received notice of the meeting although he had never been elected a delegate. (Laughter.) Mr Howell said Mr Allen was the secretary for Llangadock, and such a prominent gentleman that he could not possibly be missed. (Laughter and applause.) The Rev. Towyn Jones (Garnant) thought dele- gates should not have received notices unless they had been elected this year- Mr Oliver J. Williams The proper list for Llan- gadcck, Llandovery, and Pembrey, is the new list sent to the secretary within the last few days. The Chairman: Leave it to the meeting to decide. (Applause.) Mr T. Phillips (Llanelly): Are those delegates to vote on this question ? Mr D. Jones: If you do not take the new list Liandovery, Llangadock, and Pembrey would be unrepresented, and if they went unrepresented they might bring out candidates of their own. (Interruption.) As they had been sent there by the electors they were going to vote. Rev Thomas Johns, Llanelly, said that this was a very serious question, and he trusted they would be careful in deciding. (Cheers.) The last speaker said that if they should not vote that day they would have a candidate of their own. He hoped, however, they would do nothing of the kind. (applause)—that they would agree as to the question of delegates before coming to a selection, and that afterwards they would be unanimous. (Applause.) Rev John Rogers, Pembrey, said that he was a delegate from Pembrey, and he regretted the disturbed feeling which was prevalent. They should not snub two of the largest districts in the county. (Cheers.) Pembrey was the largest excluding Llanelly. The Chairman felt that unless they adopted the new lists there would be dissatisfaction, and they would probably disperse without coming to a decision. On being put to the meeting the proposal to take the new lists was carried out by a large majority, the voting against it being greeted with derisive laughter. Mr Rees Edmunds I am given to understand that in April of this year, although our last annual meeting (cries of "Too late," Vote," and Sit down.") My question is this ("Vote, vote ") within the last couple of weeks two meetings have been held at Llangadock, and that at both delegates were appointed to attend this meeting ? (Cries of Oh," and Hear, hear.") Mr Allen (Llangadock) It is untrue. (Applause and dissent, two delegates rising to contradict most emphatically.) Mr LI. Williams (Oxford) said the meeting held on Monday night was for the five sub-districts of which Llangadock was the centre. There was a meeting there a fortnight ago, but not a district association meeting. (Applause.) The Rev Dr. Rowlands (Llanelly) urged the chairman to proceed in accordance with the reso- lution passed. Mr Howell Two listi have been sent in this year one at the proper time and one a day or two ago. Mr Llewellyn Williams: Is the secretary in order ? It has been decided to take the new list. Mr Howell The secretary has a perfect right to call the attention of the meeting to the fact. (" Hear, hear," and No.") Mr T. Phillips (tin-plate workers' agent) Let me say one word-(Cries of Vote.") The Rev T James (Llanelly) It is impossible to do justice to one candidate or the other. It will be better to disperse, and let them fight it out. (" Hear, hear," and Shame.") Mr T. Phillips Has the 6th Rule been rescinded. Mr Howell: No. Mr Phillips Very well this meeting has no authority to pass this resolution to-day. Mr Wilson (Llanelly) Did those meetings rescind their own delegates before appointing others ? (Cries of "Vote.") The Chairman The best plan would be to dis- perse the papers broadcast. ( Hear, hear, and "No.") Mr Rees Edmunds again rose and addressed the chair, but was received with loud cries of" Sit down." Mr A. B. Richards also attempted to speak, but beyond a frequent repetition of the word" irregular" it was impossible to understand him owing to the interruptions, and The Chairman declared that the voting must be proceeded with. Let each delegate put a cross opposite the name of the candidate he wiEhed to support. Mr Edmunds proposed that the Rev. W. Davies, Llandilo; Dr. Jones, Llanelly, and the two secre- taries be appointed scrutineers. This was agreed to, and Mr D. J. Jones, secre- tary, went about the room delivering ballot papers. Mr Richards (Llwynhendy) told the chairman he ought to ask whether some delegates bad not had two voting papers, as they were going about the room. (Hear hear.) Mr D. J. Jones (secretary) If you leave the hasiness to me I shall know them every one. Presently, Mr T. Phillips got up, and said there were about 300 people present, and as that meant a representation of about 12,000 electors—more were about 300 people present, and as that meant a representation of about 12,000 electors-more than they bad in the division-the names on the old and new lists ought to be called out in order to ascertain who was entitled to vote. (Applause.) Mr R. L. Sails (Llanelly) proposed that the secre- tary call out the names, and that each man should walk up when called, and deposit his vote in the ballot-box upon the table in front of the chairman. (Applause.) The Chairman: I consider that a very pensible proposal and shall carry it out. Before doing so. however, the chairman said he was desired by Alderman Thos. Williams to say that he was not the author of the letter which appeared in that morn- ings's South Wales Daily News, signed" Thomas Williams." (Applause.) 0 Mr Sonley Johnstone (Editor of the South Wales Daily News), who addressed the meeting, said news- papers were sometimes imposed upon, and a searching inquiry would be made into the matter just referred to. A Mr W. Evans, of Talyllyn, was walking up to the ballot-box, when the active form of Mr Allen, the Llangadock station-master, suddenly intervened, and emphatically protested against the vote being taken, because Mr Evans was not on the last list. The two Llangadock delegates before referred to said Mr Allen had picked men to suit himself, and did not want anybody else. The Chairman It was decided almost unani- mously to take the new list. A Voice And the old. Mr Allen No, never. The two Llangadock delegates pressed forward, and one of them declared that the association was rotten. Mr David Evans (brother of Mr Gwilym Evans) seriously urged that the old man's vote should be taken. Mr Howell (the secretary) remarked that an old man who had been faithful to the cause for twenty years was going to be refused a vote. By this time there was quite a lively crowd around the ballot-box, and although the chairman seemed inclined to reject the vote, the box was handed down, and there was a regular scrimmage over it. The old gentleman's vote was put, in, and and a number of others whose names had not been called out rushed forward and put their papers in. When the stock of ballot papers which hai been handed out appeared to be exhausted, the box was returned to the chairman, The delegates were then asked to retire from the hall while the scrutineers went through their work, and in a few minutes they did so. It was then found that one of the appointed scrutineers (Dr. Jones) had left, and Dr. Rees, of Amman Valley fame, took his place. The plan adopted was this: —Dr. Rees opened the papers, the chairman called out the names, the secretary (Mr Jones) wrote down the figures, and some of the reporters were asked to check. The result was as follows For Mr Abel Thomas 170 For Mr Gwilym Evans 121 Majority for Thomas 49 The delegates were not invited back to the hall, but the chairman went to the door and announced the result, which was received with great cheering. Mr Abel Thomas was born in 1848, and is a son of the Rev Theophilus Evan Thomas, Trehel, Biptist minister, and J.P. for the county of Pembroke. He was educated at Clifton School, and in due course took his degree of B.A. at London University. He was called to the bar in 1874. Since then he has had considerable practice in the South Wales Circuit, and was localised for about 10 years at Swansea. Three years ago he went to London, where he still resides. He has been a justice of the peace for the county of Pembroke for many years and is the leading junior counsel of the South Wales Circuit. He is married and has several children. He is a re^dy and somewhat fiery speaker, and enjoys a very large and lucrative practice, probably as large as that of any barrister on the South Wales Circuit. He has never before been so prominently before a constituency as a candidate, though of late years his name has been frequently mentioned in connection with electoral contests.
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NOTES FROM CENTRAL CARDIGANSHIRE. I was at Tregaron on Tuesday and collected a few notes on my way. It seems that the TREGARON SCHOOL BOARD, like other institutions in the town, has fallen into bad hands. Its account books are in a muddle, and the members have not the gumption required to put them right, and, like the cravens they are, they come back to the ratepayers to ask what to do. If gone about in the right way, the chaos could be reduced to order in two hours, but the prime motive of a party at the board is to besmirch the names of the did officers, and its tactics is to make confusion worse confounded. if a public meeting is called as proposed, I hope the first resolution passed will be that the present members be asked to resign en bloc with the view of making room for a board able to cope with this trifling difficulty. The present board thinks itself capable of taking in hand every business but its own. At the last meeting, after taking steps to have their own statutory business referred back to the ratepayers, the chairman asked his fellow- members to start an Intermediate School at Tregaron. It seems he had just heard of the Intermediate Education Act, and he wanted the board to rush precipitously to set up a claim on behalf of Tregaron. It seems he had not heard of any other claim, and never thought any other place could claim a school if Tregaron came out through its school board. It is not said that the chairman or any member opened a subscription list, but in the "Tinker Will's" style, they liberally devoted the Henry Richard memorial fund which others have collected, to their newly discovered idea. They also generously handed over the Ystrad-Mourig endowments to the same object, and I am not sure that a few farms of the Sunny Hill estate are not thrown into the bargain. When I go there next I shall look for the school, built, opened, and endowed, on D61 Esther." THINGS ARE PRETTY QUIET AT LLANGEITHO just now, but a few farmers have held out from paying their tithes this year again. It is most refreshing to hear the new rector so well spoken of. He is reported to be earnestly at the work of his office, and to have already accomplished wonders. Through example and precept, be has introduced beneficial reforms into the every day life of the villagers. Since his advent to the place, the police authorities have thought fit to translate the policeman stationed there to LLANDDEWI BREFI, the vicar of which parish is unwell for a long while. The Church in Central Cardiganshire cannot long bear being without the active help and guidance of Vicar Rowland, whether in his parish or in his rural deanery, I know of no clergyman more respected than he is. May he soon mend. A town- ship of his parish is that of GARTHELY where good honest work is done by another clergy- man. As a man of the people, devoted to the welfare of the masses he is highly appreciated. Let Mr Davies take the parish school in band, and I feel certain he and Mr Rogers, Abermeurig, would create more confidence in the management. The last meeting of the NANTCWNLLE SCHOOL BOARD was held on Friday, and had before them six applicants for the teachership of their one school. The deliberations of the members had been carried on continuously from night to night for the past month, and as the man to suit the five members had not applied, the clerk was directed to re- advertize. One wanted a local man. Another wanted a man whom the children did not know. Another wanted an experienced man. Another wanted a Hnn? i- -ttident, and another wanted a Methodist. 1.10 last triennial election was a contested one, and the present board is the result, which is a poor argument in favour of popular suffrage and cumulative voting. The board was first formed in 1871, and has had five masters, all of them really good men, since that time. Among the half-a-dozen candidates, whose applications were before the board last week, there were very eligible and good masters, but not one fitted the ideal of all the members. Further than thin I am unwilling to criticise the proceedings until their choice is finally made. Last Saturday the YSTRAD SCHOOL BOARD met, when the business of the season, including holidays, white washing and painting was settled. Before the close of the meeting the members and masters had a friendly and confidential tack over the new code and other subjects bearing on the welfare of the schools. Before going on, I venture to say that more solid good to education comes of such conferences than a minute book full of resolutions, orders, and regulations of the martinet style. Among the points discussed were the teaching of Welsh, teaching of drawing, fixed salaries, and the admission of ex-standard VII scholars. On the last question being discus&ed, it transpired that the masters had expunged from the books all ex-standard VII pupils, but now on the advice of the clerk, the masters were asked to replace their names on the registers, as such pupils can be counted for grant purposes until "upwards of 14 years of age." This was considered to be an excellent concession of My Lords," not so much for the grant earned, but for its beneficial influence on the standard life of a clever child, who will not be likely after this to be detained in his progress for grant earning purposes, and other selfish ends of managers and masters. At the last meeting of the committee of COUNTY FINANCE much dissatisfaction was expressed at the loose way the returns of fees and fines are made by the clerks of petty sessions over the county, and a strong expression of opinion was made that the magistrates should audit and certify these returns bsfore their being sent in to the county treasurer. It was agreed that the amounts of fines and fees in arrears at the end of a former quarter should be carried on to the beginning of the next quarter. At the same meeting, slight alterations were suggested to facilitate the coroner's returns, including doing away with the individual vouchers of jurymen for their "shillings." A good many councillors while attending the recent committee meetings at Aberaeron, availed themselves of the opportunity of looking over the recent county contracts carried out in the town, the chief of which is the PORTLAND HOUSE RETAINING WALL which has cost the county nearly J6100. The quality of the work done is as unquestionable as its utility is otherwise. In the opinion of many it i& a senseless piece of extravagance, sanctioned through the side-wind influence of interested councillors. Such reckless charges should not be made by councillors against councillors. I remember once before, when a North county councillor advocated the building of a bridge near his house, another councillor twitted him with seeking his own convenience to go to church. The building of this wall originated with the lower Main Roads Committee, approved by the County Main Roads Committee, and referred to a local sub-committee to carry it out. This process was gone through twice, in order, it is said, to evade the Finance Committee, and an independent discussion in the council. There are only three parties interested in the wall-the bridge, the school, and Portland House. The Main Roads Committee are interested in the bridge, but the bridge is the least interested of all in it. This new structure, built on the best of foundations, and of the most substantial and solid materials, could well be left to defend itself. The circumstances were the very same when this bridge was built a few years ago, and then no occasion was found to recommend anything of the kind. Granting, however, that there existed contingent danger of the river making inroads into Portland House, and thence under the corner of the bridge, one-twentieth of the wall built would meet all such danger could lay claim to. The managers are interested in the school, but the contract as carried out will multiply hundred- fold the dangers of their little ones. Severe discipline should keep every child from this embankment. The owner 01 tenant of Portland House is interested because it adds to the level surface in front of its side entrance, and lends to it a more elevated appearance. It is intended, I believe, to call the council for another sum (under X50 of course), to complete the job, and I hope the local committee will get it. It should not be allowed to remain as it is. As if the quay did not provide the coroner with enough work. This wall has been specially put up as a trap for catching accidents and a II suicide made easy contrivance. Let the council order a defence parapet with A solid coping, and when completed, make a "wedding gift" of it to the tenant of Portland House, who will know how to appreciate it in the future as a monumental commemoration of his chairmanship of the Main Roads Committee. Much dissatisfaction is felt in the district over the YSTRAD HEARSE because of the action of the self-elected committee in accepting the highest tender. Subscription are slow in coming in, and the feeling that those who met to incur the cost, should bear it, is gaining ground. The contractor also begins to think that his bargain could have been more satisfactory with less money in it. A slight dash of some security for payment would taste well at the end. He has bound himself to finish the work in four months, but to whom has he bound himself? He is just like a colt with a halter round his neck with no one at the other end. He wears the badge of servility with no one to look to for his feed. TRICHRUG.
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TRADE REPORT. We are threatened with a big strike in South Wales much earlier than we anticipated, and should no settlement be arrived at before the end of next week the consequences will be disastrous. We are alluding to the dispute existing between the railway companies serving the port of Cardiff and their men. We mean the TafF Vale, the Rhymney and the Barry, and also some of the departments of the Bute Docks. We have not space to discuss the merits of the case in these columns. The differences between the parties exist not only in respect of the rates of pay, but also to the number of hours worked. Some concessions have been made by the railway companies, but they will not concede one of the principal demands, viz., that the men should be guaranteed a full week's work, whether made or not, their opposition being founded on the fact, that the stoppages of work, when they do occur, are generally brought about by the action of the colliers in stopping work-for instance, on the first Monday in the month-" St. Mabon's day," as it is called-in opposition to the wishes of employers, and for which the railway companies say they would not be held responsible. The railway companies above mentioned, in conjunc- tion with the Bute Docks, have come to an agree- ment amongst themselves to act unitedly in this matter. Should work be actually suspended on these railways half the trade of the county of Glamorgan will be paralysed. Practically speak- ing, the whole of the Rhondda Valley would be stopped. The enormous works such as Dowlais, Cyfarthfa, and others which are dependent on ores imported into Cardiff, and on coke and coal produced in the Rhondda Valley, would come to a standstill, We sincerely hope that some modus vibendi will be arrived at before the notices expire, or the results to South Wales trade will be lamentable. The metal trades of the country generally arc in a firmer position than they were last month, and there seems to be a great disposition to buy for forward delivery. Prices of pig iron are certainly firmer, and Scotch iron may now be quoted at about 46s, Middlesbro' at 43s 3d, and Hematite at 53s 6d. The stocks are still decreas- ing, and notwithstanding the fact that Middles- bro' iron is, and has been, for some time cheaper than Scotch, and consequently more in demand by the Scotch iron founders, the stocks of Scotch iron in Glasgow are now under 700,000 tons. Middlesbro' stocks show some increase, but Hematite are still decreasing. We are now ap- proaching a point below which it is not advisable that stocks should fall though they might fall another couple of hundred thousand tons without danger. They should, however, always be a reserve of from a million to a million and a half tons of pig iron in the country, which after all only represents six or eight weeks' production, and we must always consider what the position would be supposing our supplies of ore were seriously interfered with in case of war. We have beeu living so long at peace with all the civilized world that there is some danger of our indulging in a position of false security, and find- ing ourselves some day caught napping. The trade in manufactured iron and steel is being hampered to some extent by the domestic troubles in the Argentine Republic, and the only specification for steel rails publicly before the trade during the last week is one for 4,000 tons, and a certain quantity of accessory material for the South Indian Railway Company. There is still considerable inquiry for tinplates, but prices do not show any advance from last week. If this is to be taken as an indication that those best able to judge do not believe in the passing of the Mackinley Tariff Bill it is rather a matter for congratulation than otherwise. Prices ranee as follows Iron coke, 13s 4d to 13s Hd; Bessemer 13s 6d to 13s 7id Siemens 14s to 14s 3s f.o.b Swansea. CARDIFF. The trade of the port for the past week has been exceptionally brisk, and the arrivals of tonnage are very heavy. The coal ship- ments for the port for the past week amounted to 270,000 tons. Messrs Ben Tillett, M'Carthy, and other prominent agitators have succeeded in caus- ing certain sections of dock labourers to strike, and the enginemen and signalmen employed on the local railways have given a fortnight's notice to terminate their engagements, so that there is every prospect of the trade of the port being brought to a standstill, as the directors of the various companies have stated that it is impossible for them to grant any further concessions. Should a strike take place it would mean (in addition to the thousands of dock and railway men employed) the stoppage of collieries and ironworks employing nearly 100,000 men, besides affecting small undertakings dependent upon these big works. The trade of the Bute Docks for the past week was as follows :-Coal, coke, and patent fuel shipments, 163,563 tons imports, 38,492 tons. The arrivals were 119 steamers of 82,927 tons register and 83 sailing ships of 25,944 tons register. The vessels in dock are 92 steamers of 110,096 tons register and 140 sailing ships of 70,447 tons register. The improvement in the iron trades noticed last week is maintained, and manufacturers believe in a large volume of trade at present prices, which are firm. The difficulties in the labour market at Cardiff are causing some anxiety as to deliveries of iron ore. SWANSEA,—The shipments of coal, patent fuel, and tinplates have been above the average this week, the latter being exceptionally heavy. The imports amount to 9,815 tons, and exports to 51,509 tons total trade 61,324 tons, compared with 64,379 tons in the previous week, and 58,739 tons in the corresponding week of last year. Tho shipments of coal were 37,398 tons, patent fuel 7,080 tons and tinplates and general merchandise 7,031 tons. The shipments of tinplate amounted to 81,146 boxes, and receipts from works to 54,286 boxes. Stocks in the dock, warehouses, and vans this day stand at 159,040 boxes, com- pared with 185,900 boxes this day week, and 128,144 boxes at the corresponding date of last year. Tinplates have been steady in tone, but the trade is at present quiet, owing to the atti- tude of the American Senate in regard to the Tariff Bill which, contrary to anticipation, has been dropped for the present. Makers generally maintain their quotations very firmly, and there is a strong tone in the market. There is not much change to note in metals. Copper remains quiet, but steady, at £57 7s. 6d. to JE58 for Chili bars. A strike commenced to-day at the Morfa Copper Works (Messrs Williams, Foster, and Co. ), the question in dispute being the pay- ment for overtime. About 500 men are interested, and those were paid off to-day.