LOST, on Wednesday evening, January 2nd a r JU Smooth WHITE FOX TERRIER BITCH, i-lemon mark on ■T- '\J1-i t-»N. answers tn the name <of Linnett. D. I'INSIF AHOMAS, LttuRU inn, Pont- o ypri<id. LLANWGJNO SCHOOL BOARD. APPOINTMENT OF MASTER. IMME'n.VBVS". HE\D TE VOTIES for MD L JL SiKKiir iNFAN I' oCHOOL, PONIY- PRIDD. Nune but candidates d the first and second division of the certificate list will be eligible.. Canvbssiug will dlfqualify tfw-applicant. Salary, zg75 per aunuw, together with two-thirds P.T. grant, and half of merit; trrant if the school be classed "excellent;" quartor of merit, grant if :classed f Good;" and if only "Fair" t5 deduction from salary. Forms of application will be for- warded on the receipt of a stamped addressed en- velope, whioh must be filled up, and returned to me, on or before February 4tu, 1889. S. SHIPTON, Clerk to the Board. ■iPenrb i woeiber, Mountain Ash. PONTYPRIDD & RHONDDA VALLEYS DOG & POULTRY SHOW President-His Hon. Judge Gwilym Williams THE SECOND -Annual Exhibition WILL BE HELD AT THE Market Hall, Pontypridd, On THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1889, When upwards of C200 will be given away in Prices. Special advantages to Local Exhibitors. Special prices for Local classes. For Schedules apply to JAMES E. SPICKETT, Hon. Sec., Pontypridd. On Friday Morning A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE CHRONICLE WILL BE ISSUED, CONTAINING The Election results.
JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE." In order to give our readers the benefit of the fullest possible reports of election meetings up to the eve of battle, this week's ,.4. Chronicle is issued on Wednesday after- noon, and in order to give the results of the contests a special edition will be issued on Friday. We have, during the progress of the election campaign, endeavoured to hold "the balances fairly, aud do justice to both sides, although we, from the first, advocated the claims of the Liberal candidates as against Tories. One difficulty in connection with these fights has been the fact that there are, in some divisions, Liberals against Liberals, and in others nondescript candi- dates who are neither" fish, flesh, fowl nor ,good red herring." That we have not been nnjust even to the Tories is shown by the compliment paid us in another column by Mr Lenox—a veritable Prince among them —and, having done them justice in our news and correspondence columns, we had thought. our action in this matter, and the excellent conduct of the Liberals towards the ( on- servative candidate in Pontypridd would have been reciprocated. Tuesday night's meeting proved, however, that it is as easy to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear as to get the Tory vag-tag-and-bobtail to act fairly. Fortunately it is too late to attempt to apply the cloture to Liberal speakers. The time for speaking is nearly over the day of action is at hand. Tuesday night's insults will, we doubt not, be remembered -at the ballot boxes tomorrow. We hope the Liberals who form such an overwhelm- ing majority in these districts, will not for- get the duty they owe to their countrymen. VOTE EARLY AHD VOTE STRAIGHT.
PONTYPRIDD. TRY HARRIS' 2/- Tiu.—No Finer in the world at the price. A mixture of China, Indian, and Cey- lon.—75, Taff Street, Pontypridd. To OUR READERS.—For Report of Mr Walter H. Morgan's Coedpenmaen meeting, &c., see last page. During the next fAW weeks there will be some SPECIAL BARGAINS in HOOTS, suitable for the coming season, at G OLIVER, the Great Boot man, 85, Taff-street Pontypridd. HOWARD'S HALL, PONTYPRIDD.-On Thursday, January 24th, a Musical Meeting will be held, at which the Choir of the Children's Home will sing Solos, Duets, and Choruses. Performances on the Xylophone, Dulcimer, and Handbells. Organist aud Choirmaster: Mr R. D. Metcalfe, A.R.A.M.; Alfred Thomas, Esq., M.P., will preside; the Rev. Dr. Btevenson will give an account of the work of tbe Home. Doors open at 7.30. To commence at 8. Front seats, Is 6d; second seats, Is; gallery 6d. Tickets may be had of Messrs W. H. Key, chemist; J. Evans, draptr* J. Coombes, Market Street, D. Williams, Gelliwastad Road; Coombes' Coffee Tavern, High Street; and B. Langley, Past Office, Norton Budge.
MRio LENOX AND SILOAM VESTRY. To the Editor of the Chronicle." Brynhyfryd, Pontypridd, 14th January, 1889. DEAR SIB.As there appears to be a misapprehen- sion about the retasal by the Siloam Gyfeillon autho- rities to grant to Mr. Lenox the use of the Vestry for to-night (Wednesday), I send you herewith copy of a letter I tent on the matter to Mr. R. Male, on the perusal nf which I am sure the Chapel authorities will be exonerated from blame. lAao DANIELS. 14th January, 1888.—Dear Sir,—I repeat that Mr. David Morgan, the Farmer's Arms, had given yon to understand that theveatry of the Chapel of Gyfeillon was for next Wednesday without cousuliiug any one connected vuth the chapel. I saw him yesterday morning when he admitted he had done this, and ..as we have no desire to prevent Mr. Lenox to address another meeting there, I suggested to Mr. D. Morgan that the meeting should be held on Tuesday evening, because the room had been promised three weeks ago to the other candidate for Wednesday evening, and in order to assist you in rectifying the matter, it was published at the chapel last night tc a large congregation that Mr. Lenox's meeting would be held_ on Tuesday, at 8 o'clock, instead of Monday BIGHT.—Yours trnly,— IAGO JDANmM.—R. Male, Solicitor, Pontypridd."
THE PONTYPRIDD CONTEST. GREAT MEETING IN SUPPORT OF MR WALTER H. MORGAN. SPEECHES BY MR D. RANDELL, M.P., MR W. ABRAHAM, M.P., THE CANDI- DATE, AND OTHERS. ORGANISED OBSTRUCTION. THREATS OF RETALIATION. A magnificent demonstration in favour of Mr Walter H. Morgan, the Liberal candidate for Pontypridd, took place on Tuesday evening. A torchlight procession, headed by a drum and fife band, paraded the streets, and afterwards escorted Mr Morgan, Mr Randell, M.P., Mr W. Abraham, M.P., and others, to the Town Hall, where a pub- lic meeting was held. The building was crowded almost to suffocation, and perhaps greater interest was felt because it had been whispered that it was known at the Chainworks ever since last Friday that there would be some obstruction. No sooner had the proceedings commenced than the disturb- ing element manifested itself, in a knot of small boys, led by two or three adults in the gallery. Rumours were soon afloat that the gallery h'ed been packed by the opposition, but when the crucial test came it became evident that if packing had been resorted to, it had been an utter failure, for the noisy section was ridiculously small in num- ber, and the voting was, at least 100 for Mr Morgan against one for his opponent. The chair was occupied by the Rev. John Pugh, who was supported by all the leading Liberals of the district, and a considerable number of ladies. In his opening remarks, Mr Pugh, who was re- peatedly interrupted, appealed for fair play, and reminded the noisy section that Mr Lenox had had fair play at his meetings. The interruption con- tinuing, the chairman said that to-morrow night Mr Lenox would be addressing a meeting, and they might depend upon it that the measure meted out to-night, be it fair-play or interruption, would be the measure meted out to-morrow night. (Great cheering.) They had present to-night, Mr D. Ran- dell, M.P., and Mabon. (Great cheering and in- terruption.) Mr Pugh attempted to go on,but was again interrupted. Raising his voice above the tumult, Mr Pugh said he saw in the gallery, not- withstanding the disturbing element, some men of 6-erling merit,—(applause)—some also who had stood, ere now, listening to him speaking on The Tumble, and he felt confident that they had not forgotten their manners or their manhood. (Ap- plause.) Only loafers would make a noise. (Hear, hear.) No man who obtained his bread honestly would make a disturbance this evening. (Great cheering.) The Nonconformist Ministers of the town had been attacked—(cries of "No" and" Yes") -and wrongly attacked—("No," and hear, hear)- unfairly attacked. (Hear, hear, wd applause.) They could not expect the Nonconformist minis- ters to be otherwise than true to the Liberal candi- date-true to the party of progress. (Applause.) Comparative quiet having been restored, Mr Pugh proceeded with bis address, and called upon the Rev. E. E. Probert to address the meeting. Rev. E. E. Probert moved a resolutiou express- ing approval of the decision of the Liberal party to conduct these contests on political lines, and, in doing so, hoped they would not vote for any man, but for his principles. (Applause.) In conclusion, he urged them to discard in this contest the hypocritical cry of "no politics." (Applause.) Mr R. Rogers seconded, and said they wanted no favours, but simply a fair fight. (Applause.) Mr. Randell, M.P., was then called upon to support the motion, and was received with great applause. After a few preliminary remarks, the hon. gentleman declared it to be his honest opinion that, as far as Wales is concerned, these contests mast be fought on party lines-there must not be a moment's hesitation about it. (Loud cheers.) Hitherto coanty government had been almost exclusively in the hands of the Conservatives, and he questioned the right of Conservatives in Wales to arrogate to themselves exclusive intellectual, and administrative abilities. (LouJ cheers.) Mr. Abraham, M.P., followed, his rising being the signal for hearty and prolonged cheering. The argument, he said, of Mr. Morgan's opponent that be was a large ratepayer was a most fallacious one, for the working men, after all, were the real payers of rates, otherwise they would be disfranchised. (Cheen.) They had been enfranchised by the Liberals, and to whom, therefore, would thsy give their votes? (Loud cries of Walter Morgan," and cheers.) Mr Randell's excellent remarks were very fairly listened to, but there was evidently an organised attempt to stop Mabon's speech, for fear of its effect upon the workmen. Of course, Mabon took it very good humouredly, some of those on the platform called for the expulsion of the noisy handful on the gallery, but nothing was done, nor was any appeal made to them by a few members of Mr Lenox's committee who were present and incessantly talk ing. A happy thought occurred to the chair- man, and he called for a show of hands, in order, as he said, that the meeting might see the small nest of obstructionists in the gallery. The result was the audience almost entirely rose to their feet. and when it was seen how very few, and of what class, the obstrationists were, the enthusiastic cheers for Mr Morgan became deafening. Two police officers, who had been sent for, and stationed in the gallery, were now called upon by the chairman to torn out the disturbers. The police took no notice of the re- quest, and amidst the hubhub which followed were heard Buch cries as Tory Macdonald," If it had been a Tory meeting, and one mau had disturbed, Mr Matthews himself would have had them turned out," and Wait till tomorrow night, we'll pay them back." The Chairman said it was only a few in the corner who made the noise, and they most ask the working men to turn them out, if the police would not do it. (Great cheering.) Llew Hafod, whose services had previously been requisitioned, came to the front (\f the platform, and began singing Y Tones pydd yn gofyn, Pa beth yw hyn sy'n bod ? in the chorns of which the audience heartily joined. Mr. Morgan then rosfi to address the meeting and was received with enthusiastic cheers. He said he was not there as au enemy of Mr.Lonox, because he and Mr. Lenox were frierid i. He had come there to give them hie views. (Cheers.) And he was going to speak. Ont of a thousand people present, he could see that there v, ere y?5 in his favour, and he was not going to deterred from speaqing by five boys in the gallery. Whenever a Welshman takes a thing in hand he did it. When he came before them six wtteks ago they gave him en- couragement and to-night they had crowned his success. Mr. Morgan preceeded t speak at some [engtb. and resumed his seat aiaU load applause. Another vote for Mr. Walter Morgan was called for, and it was given with intense enthusiasm, showing an overwhelming majority in his favour. The Chairman, at thri cl urged the Liberals to be true. He again referred to the attack npon the ministers, and said lie was proud that the Ministers were on the side of the Liberal candidate- In this they were following Moses and the Prophets. (Laughter and applause.) Pharaoh was a Tory and Moses was the leader of tue people out of bondage. The ministers of old Wale3 had stuck to the people in tho pa3t, and in the name of God and his country he protested against. es-pablicans dictating to the ministers of Pontypridd. The ministers had rights a.s citizens; they would exercise their rights on the side of the working man (great cheering). The clergymen ranged themselves on the other side, a id they could easily understand it. When the Rev. Thomas Evans, whom they all knew, was asked at Welshpool why the Nonconformist ministers took interest in elections when clergymen did not, he said that the parsons could bay their sermons for eighteen pence a dozen, but thay must make their political speeches (great laughter). Mr. J. Roberts, the Treforest candidate, spoke a few words, and Mabon told the colliers they need not be afraid of the screw outside the district. The meeting closed with ihe usual votes of thanks, and cheers for Mr. Morgan and Mr. Roberts.
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GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL. THE COSIEST Iff LLANTWIT- FTRORE WARD. CANDIDATURE MEETING AT GRAIG- &ERTHLWYD. ENTHUSIASTIC SPEECHES IN FAVOUR OF MR. JABEZ EVANS. ADDRESS BY MR. JOHN EVANS, LATE OF CROFTA. „ A meeting wis held on Monday evening at Libanus Chapel, Graigberthlwyd, in furtherance of the candidal Qf Mr. Jabez Evans for the representation 01 the above division. There was a good atteWance> and the chair was occu- pied by Mr. W. JInes, J.P., Navigation. Amongst those present wete Messrs. Montague H. Grover C. G. Roberts, j. J. Evans, W. Williams, J. Sprague, and \t. Seaton (Pontypridd); John Evans, Brecon, (Vte of Crofta): &c. The Chairman jn opening, said he was pleased to see a few ladlE\¡ present. It showed that they, at least, took a,poetical interest in the approach- ing contest. He ^ped Mr. Evans would convince all present that IA was the right man in the right place for this dtyision. (Applause.) He wished them to remembq. the sacredness of the building in which they wke assembled that evening. It was a building dedicated to the worship of the Almighty, and he hoped that whatever was said would not tend t, reflect upon the principle of that sanctity. Hear, hear.) It behoved the electors to send to the County Council gentlemen who would be abl, to properly value the money entrusted to the atministration of that body, and use the same to the best advantage. He would not say anything againat Mr. Edwards (their opponent.) He been a fellow-member of his on several public bodies in the district, and had always found hih a reasonable and desirable man, and as a 18lal gentleman he was the best that he had met But much as he respected Mr. Edwards, could not follow him further than that. Mr. Edwards could not properly represent him (tin speaker) in the County Council, and he felt sure he could not represent the feelings of the Majority of the electors of the district. (Cheery Mr. Jabez Evans was one who had risen qom the ranks, and had, with great credit to himself, reached his present position through many difficulties. If, then, he was a man who cluld so well manage things for himself, he cert^niy could manage the affairs of the public "Ith entire satisfaction. (Hear, hear. The time tos near approaching when the die would be ca* and they should know who would represent tiem on the Council. Let that gentleman be Jabez Evans. (Applause.) They all knew thit on occasions of this kind bad feeling was generned. He hoped no bad feeling would arise throvty that particular election and what he recomr%nded was that, although they might differ in thek opinions, they would not allow dnMgnces of opinion to lessen their friendship Awards one another. It was a question of grea moment to the electors; let them, therefore, hten with fairness and attention to what Mr. Jabesjjvans had to say. (Cheers.) Mr Jabez Evani then rose to deliver a lengthy and exhaustive ftflress, and was well received. He said he felt scne amount of diffidence in ris- ing, because theyvere met jn a chapel but he wished to thank \e authorities for placing the chapel at their dlbosal. He could say of them, in the language f the Bible—" Behold, ye are Israelites indeed, in whom there is no guile." (Hear, hear.) He waa sorry that the smallest particle of politics* religion had been introduced into the contest. iIr Edwards and himself had so far kept very ^11 from the unpleasantness of attacking each ot%r personally. They had only been threshing ou'Lhe question at issue, and that was their businest passing on to the main sub- ject of the Local G>vernment Act, Mr Evans said that it had been fEf¡ that taxation and representa- tion should go tog^her, and the Government had given them an adwhich would bring those two great ends to meet On the 1st of April next the old magisterial dlpensation would be done away with, and the new;nd more popular dispensation would take its plfle. (Applause.) In the past they, as ratepaytg, had no power to protest against any exorb%nce on the part of the magis- trates, but hencef^th the county administrators would be elected t the people, and it wr s for them in Llanfaboito say whom they would select to represent them on the new county council. Even if the gentletan they would now select did not adequately reIesent them, they could, at the end of three yearsturn him out, send him about his business, andaplace him by a better man. (Cheers.) Here \8 then a proper system of re- presentation and ;axation going together hand in hand and in )e face of this fact he hoped they would consider seriously their duty. Let them anish politics out of consider- ation, and act \1sely according to their own honest convictions If Mr Edwards was the best man, or if they ha any doubt whatever as to the qualifications of "Vriself (the speaker) let them vote for Mr Edwaj9) hut if, on the other hand, they considered %t he was the best man, he asked them to ^Accordingly, and return him as their l'epresentatlt (Cheers.) Mr Evans went on to detail the b^ne8S Qf the council in extenso, a report of whicl has already appeared in our columns. Referr^g to the expenses of maintain- ing the county he said that out of a sum of £ 13,000 expen<fl jast year, no less than £ 2,000 was spent upon tt collection of turnpike duties. It was, therefore,, great blessing to the country that within the xxt few months the turnpike gate system wouj'be abolished for ever. (Cheers.) He considered t"'tj in the past there had been a feeling of false ec^jjjy in regard to county roads on the part of tu magistrates, but he was in favour of a syst of economy combined with efficiency. He oAred himself to the favour of the electors upon tbeiasis of his humble ability. He could not do morE If he was a hundred times better man he WOld only offer himself. (Cheers.) He did the same 'ow as he did to his dear wife many years ago"Îe offered himself because he had no clne bett-< to offer. (Laughter and re- newed applause.) Adverting to the conduct of his opponent, Mr Boards, Mr Evans remarked that he should have *ed to see united candidature meetings lield-iit the two candidates should stand on the saU11 platform, and give their views to the electors. lear, hear.) If Mr Edwards came to LlantW^rdre in those circumstances, he should have beel glad to offer him a cordial invitation to his ^Use—give him the best room, the best bit of f0^ and the best bed he had in the hause. (Great c*ering.) But Mr Edwards would not accept this Pjposal. He guessed the reason [ why he refused, he had no doubt they knew the reason as we as he did. (Applause.) The speaker then a%ed to his progressive career t through life ^a poor doorboy in a colliery (one who had thaprivileqg Gf seeing the light of day only on ^lays) upwards to his present position. It was:0 disgrace to be a collier. A collier was amonjt the most respectable of men, but he thought Itv:1S the duty of all to endeavour to improve themhes in life, and they could not blame him for tying done so. (Cheers.) He claimed to be i%e fullest touch and sympathy withjall classes, fim the highest to the lowest, but if they did not <\sider him good enough to re- present them, ||hoped they would go in for a I better man, and 0t a worse man. (Applause.) Mr George Lomagon, Cilfynydd, next spoke as a working He regarded Mr Evans as the labour candidat<having attained his present high and influential fcition by his sinew and bone, and by the sweat ofs brow. (Cheers.) The working classes were apower in the country and in the world, ancq9y should exercise that power with discretioi (Applause.) Mr W. oe^n, contractor, Pontypridd, also spoke, referr,g to the value of trades' unions as tending to cenau capital and labour in one com- mon bond cjharmony. Mr Jabez Evans had risen from a tourer to a capitalist, and he was sure he woul<jerve them well. (Cheers.) Mr John Bins, Brecon, (late of Crofta), was the next spe»r, and was accorded a hearty recep- tion. It g&'Mrim exceptional pleasure to be pre- sent that eyejhg to advocate the cause of an old and true friel 0f his. He knew both Mr Evans and Mr £ <3wj23 very well, and he had not come i there to speak disrespectfully or to abuse Mr Edwards, but he thought Mr Evans was the best man to represent them. The more they knew Mr Evans the more they respected him. He was sure they did not want Llanfabon to be in the back- ground on the county council, but they wanted their member's voice to be heard in the council chamber. (Hear, hear, and applause.) He was opposed to political contests in connection with these elections. If they were good old Tories, or if they were good old Liberals, let them vote as Tories and Liberals when the proper time came, and not let politics, party, or religion intervene between them and the best man before the elec- tors. They should elect him on his own merits. The business of the county council would be that of f.s.d., and not politics, and he hoped no party feeling would be introduced. He could not rest content in his mind in Breconshire without com- ing down to tell them which of the two candidates I was the best man. Mr Edwards was an excep- tionally good guardian, and had worked with him I as such for years, but he had never understood that Mr Edwards was a particularly eloquent or enthusiastic speaker. (Laughter.) He had known Mr Evans nearly from his childhood, and he had every confidence in his rare business capabilities, and would conscientiously make himself heard on the council. (Cheers.) He earnestly hoped they would put their shoulders to the wheel, and re- turn Mr Evans by a good majority, but if, at the end of three years, they found that Mr Evans had not given them satisfaction, he (the speaker) would be prepared to come amongst them again, and tell them that he was greatly disappointed in him. (Loud applause and cries of "We will put him in.") I Mr Isaac Hughes, Nelson, referred to the charge; of instability and unbelief brought against Mr Evans. If he was inconsistent and unstable, his opponents were afraid to come forward to test the truth of their allegations. Then as to unbelief, he did not know that Mr Evans was an unbeliever, neither did he know Mr Edwards was a believer. Mr Edwards might be an unbeliever too for all he knew. However, he could not see what that had to do with the contest. It was said that Mr Evans was a great speaker and no more, but Mr Edwards was not even that. (Laughter.) What was the county council?—a deaf and dumb institution, or a caucus meeting ? (Renewed laughter.) Let them unite like one man, and return Mr Jabez Evans to the county council as a man who would protect their interests fully and faithfully. (Applause.) Mr Jabez Evans, referring fo the charge of instability, said his mottoes through life had been excelsior, forward, upward, onward, higher, and better. (Great cheering.) He did not believe in the principle of the passage—"As it was in the be- ginning, is now, and ever shall be," and hoped to be every day better than he was the previous day. He had gained many marks of honour in the great school of the world, and he asked them to give him the last mark of honour by returning him to rep- resent them on the county council. (Cheers and cries of "We will.") Mr Evans again returned thanks for the use of the chapel, and said he would remember them after the election was over, whether he would be successful, or not. (Hear, hear.) The proceedings closed with a vote of thanks to the chairman.
WATKIN LEWIS ON THE COUNfY COUNCIL RACE. MUSTUR EDEETUR, Mane ov the leedin poletishans av "arnestle re- kwested" me 2 rite a fa lines 2 the "Kronikle" on the Kownte Kownsil lekahuns, and I do earbi kompli with the sed rekwest. Visitin as I do evre ole and koraur in the valley in foloin mi oknpashun I av a vere good chans ov findin owt ow things r goin on. Now I wil let a no a littel about the orsis that wil tak part in the rase nex Thursdai, and I wil begin with GLOREN.—This is a strong wel nown ors with plente ov pluk an go in im, tho at times e is rather edstrong an wil attempt fnnne things. E as worked on the Skool Bord flrowni 4 about 15 munthp,but as not mad a mark there. Owever, e is sarten ov snkses in this rase, an wil kam in furst in is divishun. CARDIFF.—Anuthor ors ov the gloren breed an wel nown in the parish, and as on is sholdars a good prak- tikal ed. E is vere fond ov the lokal courses, and as pulld wel on the guardians trakd many ears, an dan good survis on the lokal bord path sins its openin, in fakt this is about awl e dus. E is also likeli 2 get in. HERMON.—A very thin an week ors in evre sens, with but little 2 b sed in is favor. Trained in the association stables. Has won one race. OCEAN.—A vere valuabl ors, an kan stand a lot ov work. E as ad much xperians in wurk sutch as e wil be rekwired 2 pnrform on the Kownte Kownsil rode. The bark of evre little dog wil not prevent im doing is dute. E as provd imself on the Lokal an School Bord koarses to be an eksalent sharp and tuff orse. 2 awl apearansis e is as safe in this rase as e desires 2 b. BODRINGALLT.—Another furs klas ors, but thare seams 2 b sum dowbt as 2 is sukses on Thursdai. This is a grate fite. E is wel traind 4 the work. Is sarvisis in the past on'awl the lokal traks wil proov im 2 b eksepshnnable klevur. COFFEE.—This ors as a prettee good ed on is showl- durs, but some of the betting men sharply critisize Bnm ov his points. GLAMORGAN.—An able ora, bat mane objekt 2 im as it is sed e knms out of the Tore stable. Owever this mai b e wood b usefool on the un koarse, and wil no dowbt b a winner. BooTs.-Popular ors, energetic an faithfool, akredit to the association stables. BOOKS.—This is a slow and shure orse with a big ed, fool ov inteligens an a strong bodee. Calculated to run abreast with "Boots" if the jockey is good. SCHOOL.—A conshienshus an ard wurkur an kan stand a lot ov nokin abowt. Plente ov pluk in im an AB shown this wen e was oule wun ov "three undred." E is vere partiklar as to wat e drinks, nnthin but puar water wil do 4 im an temprans men like ride im. Between u au meDafydd mi brother follows thfs ors. RATES AND TAXES.—A i spirited animal that wil stand a good deal of wippin and raff wurk. E dnsn'. kare 4 ane wan an rekwiars a lot ov is own wai. Sum sai e as moar than e kan do at present withowt goin in 4 moar work; e sais no. I don't no wou 2 beleav. OLD COLLIERY.-Peepl sai this animal as a good bit ov Tore breed in im, but runs now verv "indepen- dent." E as ad much experians on bisnes koarses. DOCTOR.—Seams 2 b a favorite kreatchnr with a grate mane peepl. E is widele nown an respekted, an wil I beleev b treated kindle on Thursdai. E posseses staff 2 mak a useful aaemul on the new koarse. CVMMER.-Sam inform me that thi3 ors wil make a good ran on Thursdai. E is suivd wel on sam other koarses, an wood wark wel do the nu truck. E possesses energe an experiens. I wil leeve n meestur editnr 2 giv oar opinyuu on tb e rase at Pontypridd, but I do ope that uar peepl wil not forget the Welsh Lawier. I shal b down at the Market on Wensdai wen I ope 2 c n. e Kine regars 2 a ole, Uars respectably, WATKIN LEWIS.
DlSflON'ESr SOHOJLBOYS AL1 TRE HARRIS. At M-rthyr Polioe-court on S.tij'day, Jon-:h Da.vios, David John Williams, David William Jo:I«s, Joseph Brown, and William Evans, school- -Y9. were charged witu st aling 8,. 4d from U tdiat TRIE shop of Mr Thomas Jones, ch'-mist, T>e mr- is. Mr Daviea, the head-mas ER of t E RIE ANIS Board Sohool,gave the youngs, t US favourable char- acters, and as to Joseph Da vies b,- said that he had had a medal from the Royal Humane Society. The Magistrates imposed upon eacki of the delinquents a. fine of JBl, or fourteen days.
FOOTBALL. T RE HERBERT RED ROSE v. ALBION SECOND XV. A match was played between these teams on the Treherbert Athletic Grounds on Monday, January 7th, when the home team were declared vietors by 6 tries and 2 minors to 2 minors for the visitors. Tries were obtained by W. Truenic (two), Rees Jones, G. Edwards, Emlyn Lewis, and D. Evans, one each. The Albions disputed one goal, which was oonverted by Rees Jones.
MR. E EDIABDS'S CANDIDATURE. MEETING AT LLANTWITFARDRE. MR, H. S. DAVIES'S RETORT TO MR. JABEZ EVANS. A largely attended public meeting in support of the candidature of Mr. E. Edwards for the Llanfabon, Llantwit, and Llanwonno Rural Division, was held at Llantwit Fardre, on Tuesday evening. Mr. Howell Williams, Efail Isaf, pre- sided, and, in his opening remarks, said the ratepayers took greater interest in this contest than they did in Parliamentary matters, for the Councillor would always be among them thev could watch his movements, and call him to account for his conduct oftener than a member oi Parliament. (Applause.) He hoped they would be sure to return Mr. Edwards triumphantly on Thursday next. (Applause.) Rev. J. Davies, laihirion, proposed a resolution expressing approval of the action of the Liberal party in deciding to conduct these elections on political lines. In the course of a Welsh speech, Mr. Davies traced the main features of the exten- sion of popular liberties in the past, and inci- dentally remarked that even in the old days tue beer barrel had some influence in electioneering affairs. As to the present candidate, Mr. Edwards had a clean record, and, that being so, he was prepared to trust him for tne future. (Applause.) His opponent reminded him of the story of the fishboy who, in riding his donkey, was passed on the road by a gentleman on norse- back; the donkey began to gallop, and as he galloped the fish fell out of the baskets; some one called out, Mike, you are losing the fish," but Mike replied, Niver mind the fish, so long as I can follow a gintleman." (Laughter.) the opponent of Mr. Edwards said in effect, Never mind the principle so long as you can follow a Tory." (Applause.) Rev. E. Rees, in seconding the resolution, said he believed the Liberals of tne country were fully awake to the responsibility resting upon them in the matter of electing County Councillors. He considered that every workman who supported a Tory had no more sense than a gander (laughter) and who do not consider what the consequences were to himself and his class. It was important that they should watch the indirect influence of the action of these new Councils. When the opinion of the Council was asked by such a man as Mr. Goschen, it was important that the answer given should be such as the majority of the people desired. When the view of tiie Council on Local Option come to be given it would be an important matter to have the right sort given there. (Applause.) Mr. A. Thomas, M.P., who was received with enthusiastic cheers, commenced with a few words in Welsh, remarking that if Welsh was not exactly the language of his lips, it was certainly the language of his heart. He understood that there were some people present who did not understand Welsh, and he supposed that it would be better to address the meeting in English. Though, as Welsh people, they were always polite enough to speak and listen to English when there were English people present who did not understand the old Welsh language, perhaps they had been too polite in this matter in the past. However, it would be better not to depart from their politeness to-night. With reference to the subject which they had met to discuss, namely, the County Council election, he remarked that the Local Government Act was very liberal, con- sidering that it came from Conservatives. But as he said before, it was not what was wanted. It was a Liberal orphan brought up in a Tory Workhouse. (Laughter and applause.) Still people did not like to give up their powers and privileges, and it was almost painful to watch the faces of some Tory Members of the House of Commons when they had to gulp down to them the very unpalatable provisions of this bill, such as it was even now. He thoroughly believed that if Parliament could be relieved of the great amount of attention to what in reality were purely local matters, a great deal more work could be done, and fully one-third less taxation would have to be paid. (Applause.) Instead of paying attention to such matters as local docks, railways, and gasworks, the Imperial Parliament could deal with questions which affected the whole country, and naturally members could not be expected to take as much interest in matters of purely local import, in which their own districts were not in the remotest way concerned as they would in matters which were of vital importance to the country and their own constituents. With regard to the qualification of county councillors, they should be, above all things, honest men— men with the courage of their opinions—and indeed he believed that it required more courage to deal with such matters as bridges and roads I at the public expense than to represent a con- stituency in Parliament; for instance, when a member of Parliament came before his con- stituency as a candidate, he was asked certain questions as to the leading points in the political faith, and he assented to them. When he got into I Parliament he when into the lobby with his own party, and no Conservative would scowl at him | (Mr. Thomas) for going into the Liberal lobby any more than he would be angry with a Tory 11 y for going in the other lobby; but in the County Council, they would have men (perhaps their own I friends) bringing forward projects for the improve- ment of their own immediate district, projects in which no one could be interested but the few I immediately concerned, and which would be of no benefit to the ratepayers generally, and it certainly did seem to him to require courage to be able to withstand the entreaties of friends in such a mat- ter. He knew it from experience, for the remem- bered such things being brought before the Cardiff Town Council. (Applause.) As to the candidate before them, Mr Edwards, he was not going to say he did not know anything about him, for he knew perhaps more than they thought, and certainly more than he intended saying thfct night. But he believed Mr Edwards had all the necessary quali- fications to make a good councillor, and Mr Edwards—which was more to the purpose than any description of his qualifications from him (the speaker)—had been chosen by the Liberal Associa- tion for the district, a Liberal Association to which he (Mr Thomas) owed allegiance, and an assoeia- tion COMI posed of men who were perfectly well aware what were the qualifications require I in the candidate, and whether Mr Edwards possessed them, or not. (Applause. The election would take place on Thursday next. and he hoped that Mr Edwards would be returned with as good a majority in a ratio as he himself secured when he was returned by them to Parliament. 'Great cheering.) ct' Mr. Edward Edwards, the candidate, then rose to address the meeting, and in the course of a telling speech referred to the remark made at Mr. Jabez Evans' Llantwit meeting, that about three- fourths of the inhabitants of Nelson were in favour of Mr. Evans; but he (the speaker) thought, if the figures were reversed, they would be about right. He said he had been asked by Mr. Jabez Evans why he did not withdraw from the contest. He said that a deputation of Conservatives waited upon Mr. Leigh. of Llanfabon, to ask him to stand, but not a single Liberal was asked to go. That in itself was sufficient to him whv this battle should be fought on political lines. He (Mr. Leigh) declined to fight. There was some talk about Mr. William Jones standing, but he would not contest against him (Mr. Edwards), but if he would with- draw he would stand. Mr. Jabez Evans met him one day, and asked him why he did not withdraw in favour of Mr. Jones, and he said that he had given his word to stand, and would stand, whether elected or not (cheers). Mr. Jabez Evans then said he should not have a walk over, and that he would stand against him. He thus had a spiteful candidate against him. With regard to the con- stitution of the Council, he was of opinion that aldermen should be elected from amongst the councillors, and if returned he would support that. He considered that the licensing question should be in the hands of the County Council, as well as various other matters. He condemned the emi- gration clause of the bill, remarking that what was wanted was to secure the use of the land for this country, instead of sending people away to other countries. After dealing with various other matters, Mr. Edwards said Mr. Leigh had hu- morously chaffed him a few days ago about being a. Radical, and he (the speaker) replied, -1 am t getting to be one fast, and if you do not come t quicker you will be left behind" (laughter and applause). The resolution was then put to ths meeting, and carried unanimously. Mr. J. Robotham, Treforest, in a rousing speech, proposed a vote of confidence in the candidate. Mr. W. Williams, Tydraw, in a very humorous and telling speech, criticised Mr. Jabez Evans' qualifications, using as a simile the examination of two packs, which, he said, were laid on the table before them by the two candidates. He remarked that Mr. Edwards' previous conduct showed that he was well qualified to be on public boards, and that he was possessed of the judgment of Disraeli, only that he was a better man, whereas Mr. E vans, in his place at the local board, had shown other- wise. What they wanted on the Council was not a brawling man (Mr. Evans would call it oratory), but cool, keen business men, not one who rioted verses from Scripture, and spoke to them about St. Paul and St. Peter, and then say he did not know who St. Paul was (laughter). Mr Phillips, Llanfabon. sunoorted. I Rev. E. Jones, Berthlwyd, controverted1 the figures quoted at Mr Jabez Evans' meeting by Mr I Peters, and said that out of 52 houses canvaesed at Nelson, he found four were away from home, and one woman and man said they would vote-for Mr Evans. (Laughter.) Mr. H. S. Davies, Pontypridd, who was received I with cheers, rose to support the resolution, and in the course of his speech asked if a brewer was a proper man to send to the County Council to manage the police, when the main part of the duty of the police was to look after the public houses, and see to the licenses being properly carried out. He challenged the Vicar of Llantwit, who had spoken of Mr. Evans' liberality to the Church and Nonconforming bodies, to prove that Mr. Jabez Evans had ever given, when there was no talk of an election, any large amount towards a Noncon- formist place of worship. He knew that when certain ladies went to Mr. Evans' house for sub- scriptions towards the Bible Society some years ago, they said they would never enter his house again (hear, hear). Mr. Jabez Evans had, at Nelson, made a personal attack upon him, and with regard to the Local Board election in March last, he wished to explain that the large majority which he said he had over him (the speaker) was only 35 (laughter). Mr. Evans, on the one hand, had told him that he had been canvassing for months before the election, while he (Mr. Davies) up to three weeks before the election never in- tended coming out at all; and several people, who had promised to Mr. Evans, said they would have been glad to vote for him if they knew he was coming out. The manager of a colliery put his officials to canvass every house in connection with the colliery, and so secure 70 or 80 votes. That did not prove that Mr. Evans was the best man. As to the impudence and impertinence, of course, it was possible that it was impudent on his part to come out against Mr. Evans, but ha did not know why Mr. Evans had a great-or right to stand than himself. He thought he could caty those who knew Mr. Evans and Pontypridd to witness that at all times Mr. Evans had opposed everything for the benefit of the public in Ponty- pridd—for instance, the free library, local board, public commissioners, and the acquisition the gas and water works. He (the speaker) had, on the other hand, supported everything for the public benefit 01 Pontypridd for the last twenty years. Mr. Evans had called him (the speaker) an office grabber—a rather unfortunate word for Mr. Evans. Some years ago he (Mr. Davies) held the office of collector of rates to the Local Board, and Mr. Jabez Evans, as a member of the board, gave notice of motion that he was to give up the office, and that they should appoint a separate man to collect. Thinking that if they could get the work done better or cheaper, to give them the chance he (the speaker) resigned before the next meeting, when Mr. Evans said he was very eorry, and that he did not mean that. He then proposed that the office be given to another man. WJO tilled another office. The office grabber quesu-oa was, therefore, not one of several offices being held by one man, but whether that man was a friend of MA. Jabez Evans or not. But was Mr. E <s.ria free from this charge- Nas he not rather a lanci grabber ? First ot all, he had one farm he had two now, and he had heard rumours that thore was some likelihood of a third (laughter, and hear, hear). And what about public houses ? Every pu blic house he could he grabbed up, so that he was a public house grabber as well as a land grabber (laugncer, and hear, hear). The resolution was then put and carried, and the meeting was brought to a close -¡ith the usual vote of thanks.
CORRESPONDENCE. MR. LENOX'S NOMINATIONS. To the Editor of the "Chronicle." y; SIE,—In your notice of the Nominations lor the Town and Rhondda Wards, in your last issue, you did not state that Mr. Lenox had eight separate nominations and I know, with your usual fair- ness, you will allow me to say that they were made as follow:—Two for Hafod; one for Pwtt- gwaun; one for Chainworks; one for Ooedpon- maen; and threee for the Town. W. JOKES POWELL. Pontypridd, 15th Jan., 1889.
MR. LENOX'S REPLY TO THE CHARGE OF INCONSISTENCY. Tv :e El'tor of ihe "Chronicle." DF.T ?:r.,—Mr. Davies' letter charging mo with inconsistency in approving the granting ot the Merlin Hotel Licence, gives a clear statement of his charge against me. He declares that because I deplore the inctoa^Q of drunkenness, &c., I cannot sanction the granting of a new licence without being inconsistent. Hero. 1 must beg to differ with him. I preach a gospel of temperance—that is, a moderate indulgence in the good things of this world. Had 1 boon a teetotaller, or one pledged to total abstinence, the case wou^f: hr.ve been different. I do uot see why 90 per c' i the people in a new district should be depri.G -,f the opportunity of getting beer, Ac., because tht remaining 10 per cent. redncc them- selves to tiie level of beasts by drmkiijg to excess. On no less than three different occasions a. futI Bench unanimously decided in favour of granting _,ri ti g this license. Mr. Davies and his friends think it should not have been granted; the Bench differs, and must continue to do so. Mr. Davies says the license was granted "against" the express wish of the inhabitants concerned. It is strange, then, that a petition signed by 76 householders should have been presented to the Magistrates in favour of the Licence. It seems to me that this charge of inconsistency is laid at the wrong door: it should have been made agai: the teetotal party. May I ask-which firm of Lawyers most frequently advocate the "would-be Publican's cause? May I enquire who was the head of the liriA of solicitors who advised their client to bring a .nan lamus to compel the Magistrates to grant a Grocer's Licence in Pontypridd hi 1887, against the strongly expressed wish of the entire Bench, strenuously supported by the Teetotallers ? Was not a mandamus subsequently issued, and were not the Magistrates compelled to issue this licence, notwithstanding their strong disapproval? Who are, at the present moment, the Solicitors to the Rhondda Brewery Company, Limited ? How, then, do the teetotal party see thair way to supporting Mr. Walter Morgan as their cham- pion, and yet be consistent ? I would earnestly ask the Teetotallers to pause, and think twice before so egregiously committing themselves. r Faithfully yours, L. GoRDON LENOX. P.S.-Permit me, Mr. Editor, to return you my very sincere thanks for the able way in which yom have reported my Meetings, and also for you* kindness in publishing my replies to charges brought against me during the Election.-L.G.L. Ynysangharad, 16th January, 1889.