KOTES ON" PASSING EYESIS. | LLANTWITFARDRE SCHOOL BOARD ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT. I I In our recent publication of the financial ¡ statemeut of the LlaiitwiUnrdre Schoul Board tor the year ended September 29 h last, owing to aw oversight the items under the head of "Outstanding Liabilities of the Board at the end of the year" were erroneously given. The figares,should have te,,n as f,,Ilow :— uVOi* J<*u JSI'MU'lt) .i <4pi M4 It. illMj ;toa (i VI -ítll.>-Jio its -J&rntm 6h û.t.);.J M 1.le .4 1" t:&i. Y'.J l«N « 0K,ba*, »1C,- :b.rr tMiiiJiO faMiixM ftmfe olbMit J m £ T \i iA*H Loans from Public Works Loon Commiesioners oatstanding 9,805 17 1 Other Loans outstanding 480 0 0 Other Liabilities, including Bal- ance overdrawn (interest due to Public Works Loan CoBtmia- <. sioners 143 19 3 THE TRIENNIAL ELECTON OF GUARDIANS. The excitement connected with the triennial Election of Guardians for the Pontypridd Union has subsided, but a considerable change has been brought about in the constitution of the Board, and we have every reason to believe that some, at any rate, of the new members will be a decided acquisition to the Board in its administration of the affairs of the union. On the other hand, some eminently practical members have been ousted, and the gentleman who fill the seats have their work cut out to equal them. Never before, we belie7e, were so many votes polled as on this occasion, owing partly to the number of candidates in the field, and partly to an evident feeling of awakened interest amongst the ratepayers in matters which deeply affect their pockets. Taking the six parishes of the union, we find that contests took place in five, and owing to the division of some of the parishes into wards, a still further example of the keenness of the contest may be judged from the fact that out of a possible contests in 13 wards (or undivided parishes) ten were actually fought over. THE COUNTING OF THE VOTES. Watching the small army of officials and their assistants engaged in counting up the votes on Tuesday at the Board Room of the Workhouse was interesting to one who was not wavering between hope and despair, as it is said some of the candidates themselves were. We do not say this in any disparaging spirit, for the ambition to serve the public is honourable enough, if the gentlemen who obtain the office, faithfully discharge their duties, and fulfil the promises with whioh they obtained votes. But to return to the Board &.om. The General on the occasion, of course, was the returhing officer, Mr E. C. Spickett, and the army under his command had to turn out early, and go through a severe course of drill preparatory to the work of deciding the day's battle, de- claring the victors, and counting the slain. Mr E. Llewelyn was an indispensable aide tie camp to the General, and the various paijoh officers occupied posts of hononr and, we may say also, of usefulness, while the main bady of the army consisted of clerks who counted up the voting papers on specially prepared tally sheets, and then submitted them to Mr Spickett. The collectors brought in their bags of voting papers, and about a dozen boys, seated on the floor, opened the folded sheets ready for the counters. The scene was truly a busy one. A barrier had been placed across the centre of the room, and outside this barrier stood, or sit, in various attitudes of expectation, candidates or their representa- tives the combatants of the previous day had become non-combatants, and in the capacity of distinguished visitors witnessed the maneeuvreing of the people who were to decide the issue. The result was not declared until late in the day, and for its details we can only refer our readers to our news columns. BOARDS AT, LOGGERHEADS. A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF. A somewhat interesting point .was raised at the meeting of the Pontypridd Highway Board by Mr. H. Anthony as to the liability of the Board to coutribute towards the increased salary of an employe for whose wages they and the rural Sanitary Authority were jointly responsible. It appeared that there is at Caerphilly a man employed to look after the waterworks and to keep the roads in repair. In consideration of his taking certain extra work upon himself, the Rural Sanitary Authority pafsed a resolution that his wages be increased from 25s to 30s per week, half of this amount to be paid by the Rural Board and half by the Highway Board. The consent of the Highway Soard to this arrangement seems to have been taken for granted, but never asked for. The Surveyor of the Highway Board continued to pay the man the 10s per week arranged for prior to tho increase, but declined to piy more without order., Trom the Board. The Highway Board, on Wednesday, did not seem inclined to give its cons "it, although \J:. Anthony pointed out that the two Boards were-nlrnost entirely composed of the same "members, and the matter was adjourned till the next meeting, I ANOTHER TOWN CLOCK SUGGESTION. A correspondent writes suggesting that Mr McMurray, the Pontypridd Post master, migh be approached with a view of gettipg him to persuade the postal authorities to place a clock in the window of the local office. This wouicLcertainW be a booo to the locality, and the clock wo-uld, to all intents and purposes, confer all those benefits which tho advocates of the Jubilee public timekeeper painted in such roseate hues. In all towns of importance tl r tighout the kingdom, a. postal clock is already an accomplished fact, and as such clocks are daily regulated by telegraph from the Greenwich Observatory, their advantages are obvious. By tho way, the Pontypridd Chamber of Trade might do worse than take the matter up.
CQRRBSPONDEN CE., [We do not bold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.] i; FONTYtRIBD "FREE LIBRlRtr To the Editor of the Chronicle. SIR,-Referl'ing' to"y'Ourtcport of what took placp at the h'.st rueeting of the Local Board, on the subject of accepting plans and tender. and the sanction of a loan of ^61,500. as pfiri of the c«st of the proposed new Prep Library building, .it should be distinctly understood that the rates will not be in arty way-,affected by the proposed loan. It will ttah'I as a mortgage upon the pelloy Free Library race, nnd be repaid from the income de ived therefrom. Under -no can the ratepayers be rated beyond the one t- n "-y pen >y for anyp;trpas^; ftfrcetly or'indirectly, connected with the Free Libirarrsr* (• 4- -» ,i Yours faithfully, '1 L i 1 U J L. GORDON LENOX, Chairman of the Frepjhii^rar/ Committee. t 6"
THE ELECTION OF GUARDIANS FOR PONTYPRIDD UNION. To the Editor of the Chronicle. SIH,—'Will you kindly allow these few lines to, be inserted in your valuable paper, le ng one of several householders of Tonyrefail who were not. supplied with voting papers last week, for th. Election of Gnatdians for the parish of Llantris&nt* Bom6 having occupied the same houses from six to twelve years. I have lived in the same house nearly fourteen years, and have always, except on this occasion, been supplied with a voting pap?r. It is very unjast that working men like myself, who have been bred and born in the parish, should bet deprived of their votes owing to seme official or other neglecting his duty. We, as working men, protest against such unfairness, and we appeal to you, Mr Editor, for an explanation on the subject. If that should fsil, we have no alternative but to try Another remedy. I am, Dear Sir, yonrs respectfully, M.T. Tonyrefail.
tjgt .LI ,HH1/ PUBLIC NOTICES. *f T ï" V • 4^ „' s o >~r r-T r> of '0 8. V fOHN EYAHS & C0,T A ° 1" • i>. 7 DRAPERS, .y'> 4 [L A. f' cr o. .go asa £ U;: aloo .1. .aariDioi^ <tw«om i( v° 't«.» -slc-'fi* *di loo gahiwD dtc M** it j NO MORE ■ HUGH DAVIESS fejlgjy 1611. :J DAVID JENKINS, Esq, Mus. Bac., Aber- ystwith, says:- "Having suffered from an irritable cough last Christmas, I took a Bottle of DAVIES'S mH& HCOUGH MIXTURE, and by the following day I Bp, was quite free to follow my public engagement. January 10th, 1888. D. JENKINS." DAVlttS'S COUGH MIXTURE Is acknowledged gener- ally to be a most speedy and' efficacious remedy fer Chest Complaints and general ColJs. Having been before the public for many years, it baa gained uni- versal repatatioD. Thou- sands testify to its mar- vellous effect in immedi ately Allaying Tickling Coughs, Dissolving the Phlegm, and relieving the distressing lahour of "inathing peculiar to Asthma. The Balsamic, Healing and Soothing Qualities) of DAVIES'S 30UGE MIXTURE Place it far in advance of the crd nary Cough B ilsans, imny of which are compounds of Opium, &c. It acts by dissolving the congealed Pblegm, causing free expect )ra- tion, relieving fie sense of weight and opp ession, Tickling in the Throat, and frequent desire to Cough, that is so trouble- some to the Patient. Singers and Public Speakers will find Daiies's Cough Mixture A great Boon, being a perfect safeguard against Hoarseness and all Affections of the Vocal Organs. One dose will cause any huskinesa to disappear. For Children's Cough, Whoopine Cnagb, &o., it will be found invaluable, having a soothing effect, assisting expectoration, and preventing the ac- cumulating Of Phlegm, Slight Colds, Hoarse- ness, Sore Throat,which might eatily b checked with a. ftw doses ef Davies's Cough Mixture if neglected, often ter- minate seriously. For ordinary Coughs Colds, and Difficulty o Breathing, „(l, Si„ -,y Davies's Cough Mixture will be found to accom- plish ita. healing effect almost imperceptibly. Have you a Cough ? °\ TRY DAYIES'S COUGH MIXTURS. »>.W OiM b- • Have you a Cold? H»» i TAKE DAYIES'S COUGH MIXTURE. I Do you suffer from Asthma p USE DAVIES'S COUGH MIXTURE. ,° >,v v„;» Have you a Sore Throat ? U HC* i' TAKE D:VIES'S oúUGR MIXTURE. An Attack of Bronchitis? TAKE DAVIES'S COUGH MIXTURE. HaLS your Child the Whooping Cough ? GlVd HIM DAYIES' COUGH MIXTURE. Mos pleasant taste. Enormous Sale. One'dose will relieve. One bottle will cure. So •i v II chemists and patent medicine dealers at Pontypridd and up the Rhondda. BAVIES S TONIS ANTIBILIOUS PILLS. DAYIES'S' I I TONIC ANTIBILIOUS PILLS. I 13id j er Box by all C cm: ti. The Cure for Indigestion. wi The Cure for Liver Complaints. The Cure for Headache. The Cure for Toothache, The Cure for Wind in the StomAeh. The Cure for Costiveaess. The Cure fiJt Skip."Disea.se. .a,The Best Medicine for Females. The Cure for Nervou3 Debility. The Cure for Loss of Appetite. G- r-jh mi ~] ii fi BASIES^ BETTER APPLE. U' NO OBSTRUCTION STANDS AGAINST THEM. & UNIVERSAL DBUG Co., 19 and 21, Queen Victoria EtreeL E.C. 1i A, V E THE LA R G EST rrS ALE OF ANY. j V > fef s'i V j4 .Aif yy, I r'' 'nl «'"•?' #.v td i i ft Lc^-i^jiTr vji'Oi# ? k N OT ICE. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. PARISH OF EGLWYSILAN. THE PONTYPRIDD HIGHWAY BOAKD is JL prepared to receive TENDERS for the creation of a CULVERT, and for Widening, Forming, and Metalling approaches thereto, on Castlemartin Road, near Caerphilly. The Surveyor will meet intending contractors on the site at 12 noon on Friday, the 6th day of April, W th plans, specification, and forms of tender (upon which forms only will tenders be received.) Tenders to be sent in addressed to E. C. Spiokett, Esq, Pontypridd, and endorsed "Tender for Road," not later than Tuesday, the 10th of April, 1888. The Board reserves for itself an, unlimited power of selection, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. By order of the Boards p 3!7,lun(, \lt « v J. GRIFFITHS, Surveyor. Porth HoHse, Porth, 4- w- > 15th March, 1888. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. THE TSTEADYFODWO LOCAL BOARD brite TENDERS for the general improvement of DB WINT0N-8TREET and PAND Y- SQUARE TONYPANDY, RHONDDA. The respective works shall include excavations, walls, kerbs, channelling, pavements, road metalling, surface water drains, gullies, pitching setts, and all other works as shall be found necessary to render the whole of this contract complete. Plans, sections, and specification may be seen, and form of tender obtained, at the Surveyor's Office, Local Board Offices, Pentre, Rhondda, to the 18th inst. All tenders to be delivered, under sea), at the Local Roard Offices, addressed to the Chairman, endorsed '• Tender f or street v¡orks;Tonypandy," on or before noon, Thursday, the 19th iust. The above board does not bind itself to accept my tender. 3 J W JONES, Surveyor, April 4, 1888. TREDEGAR CHAMFER OF TRADE ATHLMIC SPORTS. WHIT MONDAY. The following events will be.comp ted for t— 120 'Tmms Opis HAV'I)LC.IP.-First 's.; 2nd do., Jt la. 3rd do. 10/6. Entrance Fee, 1/6. 440'TXfiDS"OPEN HAXDICIRV—First F rize, £ 3^3s.; 2nd (5o.. £ l Is. 3rd cl),, 10/6. Entrance Fee, 1/6. 250 YATOS HPMJLE RACS, (Eight Flights of Hu-dies).—First Priza, & -&s,2-ad do., £ 1 IK. ILtnuce Fee, 1/- One Mile Handicap (^pem —First Prize, 24 43 2nd dj., .£1 Is; 3:d do. 10,6,. Entrance Fee, 16 HIGH JvMr.—S8I ID. ■ Entrance fee, 11.) B" Numerous other Events see Bills. All entries tobesent to Mr G. T. Hodge, Tre- degar. oa or before March 23th. Admission te Field, Gd., Enclosure, 1/- CAEKPHILLY CASTLE. A GRAND TlSTEDDFOD Will be beld in the far-farned ruins of the above Castle (by the Viad permission of Lord Bute), ON WHIT-MO DA MAT 21st, 1888 PRESIDENT SfK MORGAN MORGAN. ADJUDICATORS:— Eos Modais/Mr. Tom Price, A.C., and DyJed", 7. Chief'Choral Competition: We never will bow down," £ 30. Male Party,; £ 5; Juvenile P^rtv, L3 Solos, jEl,, euch. f Chaif Prize Awdl on '•'St:inley, £ 5 and chair, AC., f-c. Programmes ly post, 1 |d. from 2 IFC; WILLIAMS, va*. k. 1 •/ Scretary» • 'f r*.c' CftQjphxIiy .»» ] ,#isici36 to'l =\U M nx»m 5 t-r 1 ,phn>s IIA to goves :.J.4.;oA 8.X.. .11 t)S* bt !»i. f .ft ill# rvtrt" «» <t«t!S. ,.»,ø- liill'ijS&BLlC NOTIC THE Pontypridd Low Board Election. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE TREFOREST WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,—I beg to convey Jj to you my sincereet thanks for again return- ing me unopposed as your representative for this Ward. I shall, as heretofore, do my utmost to faithfully oarry out the duties which devolve upon me as your member, and to the best of my ability study your general interests. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, F Yours obediently, l/ J. JAMES. Railway Cottage, Wood Read, 12th April, 1888 Pontjpridd Local Board Election, NO. 4 OR RHONDDA WARD. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE RHONDDA WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,—Kindly allow L me to thank you heartily for your generous support, and for your kindness in electing me as one of your representatives upon the Local Board for the next three years again, and I hope that during the next term of office, by diligent attention to your interests, I shall merit the honour once f more conferred upon me. I remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours very faithfully, W. WHITE PHILLIPS. 47,'Phillips Terrace, Hafod, April llth, 1888. Ystradyfodwg Local Board Election. TO THE RATEPAYERS OF THE NO. 5 (RHONDDA FACH) WARD. FELLOW ELECTORS,—I with to tender you F my most sinoere thanks for the substantial token of your confidence embodied in the large majority with which you returned me to represent you on the Ystradyfodwg Local Board, Without entering into details as to the work before the Board, I assure you it will be my endea- vour to carufnHy watch your interests with a view to combining efficiency with economy. • I remain, Yours faithfully, W. H. MATHIAS. Green Meadow, Troedyrhiw. Pontypridd Triennial Election of r} £ 97- GnaMians. jotxw TO THE RATEPAYES OF NO. 2 WARD —LLANWONNO. D GENTLEMtiN, — I Twg IbobI heartily to thank ypu for returning me at the bead of the poll to-day. I shall always endeavour to look after your in- terests to the best of my ability, and hope when my term of office has expired, to retain the confidence whic t yott have reposed in me. Again thanking yon, I remain, yours respectfully, W. R. BEITH. Windsor Hotel, Clive Town, April 10uh, 1888. I -s-m Pontypridd Triennial Election of Guardians. TO THE ELECTORS & RATEPAYERS OF NO. 3 WARD, LLANWONNO. T ADIES AND GBNI'LEJIEN,—J beg to return lJ you my most sincere thanks for retarning me at trie head of the poll as Guardian of the Poor for the No. 3 Ward of Llanwonno Parish. I feel the responsibilities of the office, to look after the deeorving poor and also the ratepayers' packets. 1 hope that by diligent attention to your interests, I shall merit the honour you have con- ferred upon me. My aims will be economy, eGua- Htj4 and justice to all. I remain, Liaies and Goyifle-nen, Your obedient servant, • W. WHITE PHILLIPS. Phillipp Terrase. Hafod, 1888. ,I Pontypridd a -of Gaarte. TO THE YOTERS OF rXHE NO. 3 ( LL AN WON NO) WARD. T ADIES AND GENTTfiEMlN>-9overalpqr;oii's IJ having made c iaipl data to mo th^t no voting papers wero left at their reaideacce, and others that the voting papers were uncollected, a.n1 again others that tbe voting p%poi5 were filled in by ths canv jssers ia the votavs* Rbsence, I shall feel obliged if all those having complaints of this kind to nv.ke, would eithar call at my hoase, Maindy, Ynyshir, any evening between 5 and 9 o'clook up to Tuesday next, or send the full particulars by tpost. THOMAS JONES. Consulate Chambers, Bate Dock3, Cardiff.
LLANWONNO SCHOOL BOARD. To the Editor of the CJ&onicle. — SIR,—With your permission I wish to draw the attention of the public to tbe following facts in con- nection with my son. Seeing that my son had a delight in learning, and also that he has passed every examination in due course ap to the seventh standard in th" Mill Street Schools, I made up my mind that he should go in as a candidate at the lasfe examination at Hafod for teaching, in which he was also successful. It was, therefore, natural for me to expect that he would have the first chince as teacher in the school that he was brought up at, namely, that of Mill Street, which is close to his home; instead of that, the Board found fit to send my boy from here np to Porth Schools, and another from Porth to come to Mill Street Schools. My 80U was at Porth Schools for two months, after which time the Board that passed him as fit tdt teacher at Hafod, condemned him as unfit toj>e & teaoher at Porth, and I find that out of tbe jhrea orfonrthatpMsodtheatmetimeaamyMn,th<Iattac was the only one unfit for his position as teaoher. I find also that the clerk of the Board did not try the fitness of the others as to their ability as teachers, and I believe upon good authority that the test upon my son was only an excuse for throw- ing him off altogether. When he left Porth ia No- vember last, I at once put my son in the Higher Grade School), and during the quarter he went there. I have every reasoa to believe that my ama is not such a dunce as the Board would have him to be, and to prove this assertion I beg to insert the following oortinoate from the prinoipal of YBtrad Schools. CO XouM,4S,"„ ,f-, jH B* Gh EvsBifc Pontypridd, Apru 13, 1888. The First Report, Christmas, 1887, states:—"I have great pleasure in forwarding you a highly favourable report. He'has been diligent and at- tentive to his studies throughout the term, and has in every way given entire satisfaction.—<J. JONES, Principal. The Second report, Easter, 1888, Itates :_nOrder of Merit in class, 2; No. of pupils. 16; Conduot.. highly satisfactory. Ganeral remarks; "It affords me much pleasure to state that the work done by your son daring this quarter has given fall satis- faction. I shall be pleased to recommend him to the Sohool Board authorities for a position as Pupil Teacher.-G. JONSS, Prinoipal." —
TALK IN THE TRAIN. [BY CRWXDRTN.] r* r —^ •The talk fs that th? rocefit elections have* shaken the faith of some candidates in the stability of public opinion, because those Who scored badly in Local Board elections came out of the hurly-burly of the Guar- dians election with fl) ing colours, while others who were fortunate in the first cam- paign received reverses in the last. Many tales are told of the experiences of candidates and canvassers, but probably the least Amusing to the people concerned is that ot canvassers who spoiled 75 papers for one member in filling tuem. # Activity prevails in the camp of the Chamber of Trade at Pontypridd, and the recent attempt to get the Barry Compginj to ifte the Taft Vale Railway stiition instead of bnilding a railway station of their own is commended by most people. A suggestion which has occurred to many persons, how- ever, is that the Chamber might have gone a step further and urged the Taft Vale Railway Company to build a new central station on Gelliwastud Field. Who is to take it up is the question, for one sec- tion of the Chamber will probably fight tooth and nail against it..viz., those interested" in keepiog f-ie station where it is. H* 19 But, as to the feasibility of the proposal there can be ao doubt. The goods shed of the Taff Company will soou be erected at the spot suggested. Why not the passenger station ? The main question is as to whether the tiain arrangements coul i be made to suit; and from what I hear, that might be managed. Instead of running tbe Rhondda' train into the 4"bay" as at present, it throtigb train could be ran from Treharbert to Aber- daxe and from Aberdare to Treherbert, pass- ing through the cutting near Carmel Chapel, so that, instead of branch trains running to the places named there would be a tmdof main line" arrangement, similar to that of Cardiff and Merthyr; while it would be q lite as easy to run the Cowbridge and the iNewport trains in and out of the new station as it is to do so in the present station. # So much fur the way it can be done. Now, is there anyone, net deeply interested, who will deny that a Central Station situated somewhere Mill street bridge and the Wesloyan Chapel would be much more convenient to the p&blicsand the town thall the High Streat Station, to approach which is a task second enly to "scaling the heights of. Alma?" *»* There is soma tilk about the figures of dogs which are to ornamertt the naw Free Library building, ut Pontypridd, and the question is asked whether caniae reading rooms are to be provided. 'I t' l "i Possi'bljf," to, introduce a reminder of the snarling which tojk place before thl'^ree.^Library question was settled. ii! talk: is that' fill tbe candidates who 1. recently advertised their election addresses in the Ohf&nich secured seats at the Baft&Bft if.™ J AM 4l> t.. L*l, M arttelft • • WUw w9Wi