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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.

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