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Rhymney Valley Echoes I ICy "Recordeb:"] I The Gellygaer Council is what the majority of people in tho parish make it, so, liko "Mis- sus <Enery 'Awkins, they've only got themselves to biaime," if things don't go just right. It is folly to put cart-horses on j he course to con- tend with racers. One wouM not- disparage the former, as it is just as useful as the racer The one excels for burden drawing, and the other for speed. It is only a matter of choosing the best material for the work to be done. But, unfortunately, this is not always the determin- inar factor, and people are prone to stulify de- volopment by reason of sentimental predilec- tions for a personality known to them. It is all ver» sweet from the persona) standpoint, this fidelity to old acquaintances, but representative bodies should be elected from a far wider out- look. ?. •* The Council elected its new chairman, Mr. Edward Richards, on Monday, and Mr. W B. Lloyd to the vice-chair, vacated by Mr K Richards, and did themselves credit by this unanimous selection of two sterling men for those honours. Mr Edward Lewis, now the ex- chairman, has been possessed witn a desire to be fair. It is not unfair to say that he shines more as a, Councillor than as a chairman. He did not talk much when in the chair; indeed, had he said a little more than he did say. and given in clear and concise form the details of a matter like that of the purchase of the land for sewage disposal, he might have saved both the public and the press from the misunder- standings he charged them with on Monday. Mr. Lewis, when he expounds a matter, skims the surface like a swallow one sees the points he touches, but all between, and under, is a blank—a mystery; or, liko a kingfisher, he blank—a mystery; or, I iko a Izi ngfisher. dives in at one place and comes up at another, and it is just this eliisive- discursiveness which gives rise to misunderstandings. -k X. Mr. L. P. Edwards suggested that the Rhvm- ney and Aber Water Company should be asked to notify to the public at what hours the water will be cut off. But why do not the sharehold- ers in the Rhymney and Aber urge this upon the company in which they are interested? There are shareholders in that company on the Oellygaer Council-perhaps it is well there should be at a time when the Glamorgan Water Board scheme for buying up he local con- cerns is occupying so much attention—but why do not these representatives address themselves personally on such a subject to the company they are interested in? Surely, their influence would do more than tho Counc;s request. The change in the time of the Council meet- ings from 4.30 to 1 p.m will not be equally con- venient for all, any more than 4.30 was. But, ha-ving- regard to the amount of business to be dealt with, it has been manifest for some time that either more frequent meetings, or longer sittings, would have to come. nrx- r 9 One benefit of the overseers being members of the Council was made apparent on Monday, for then Mr. W. B. Lloyd was able to make the Council acquainted with ihe nature of a de- mand which had been made upon them by the County Councfl. To judge of the claim off hand in the light of the interesting epitome of the rudiments of the case which was given by the Rector of Gellygaer, many would feel that the time had come for taking off their coats to the County Council. On all hands, so far as Councils únd Education Managers are con- cerned, one hears nothing but strong a.nd bit. ter complaint of the unfair and oppressive treatment of the County Councils. It would seem, judging from what one hears on such authority, that they form a sort of Board of Pharaohs, who do mightily oppress the people. But, nay, nay; is it not rather the people who do oppress themselves by electing such representative" Who makes the County Coun- cil? The people. If, then, the people are op- pressed by their representatives, let them see to it that they put it right by electing a strong- man—strong in his sense of right, strong in the principle of economy and strong in his charac- ter. An opportunity will soon occur in Geliy- gaer to fill the seat, vacant bv the death of as fine and true a man as a parish could desire- Mr. Evan Thomas. Let the ratepayers see to It tha.t they will have as worthy a successor to him as possible. Let them cast aside nersonal predilection, and get at all costs a man of go, grit and gumption, and whose heart has written on it the burdens of the ratepayers. Persis- tency in this way will be the most effective reply the parish can make, and this is the onlv peaceable way of ending oppression of any kind.
Miners' Federation. The Executive Council of the South Wales Miners' Federation was held at Cardiff on Sat- urday, Mr. W. Abraham, M.P (Mabon), pre- siding. Mr. W. Brace, M.P., the vice-chairman was absent through illness.-It was resolved that the officers should prepare and issue a cir- cular to the workmen prior to taking the ballot upon the out of work scheme adopted at the last conference.—The Miners' Federation of Great Britain having called a special conferenco to be called at the Westminster Palace Hotel, London, on May 4th, for the purpose of con- sidering the position of the various districts with respect to the coming into operation of the Miners Eight Hours Act in July next, it was re- solved that Messrs. Hubert Jenkins, George Barker, and John Williams, M.P.. should at- tend on behalf of the Council, and the matter specially considered at the Council meeting of the whole of the South Wales delegation to'the conference be held in London on Monday, May 3rd the day preceding the conference. — Re- ports were received respecting the ballots for the appointment of registration a.gents in Group j}' constituting the Rhondda, Aberdare, Mer- thvr, and Dowlais Valleys. and it was resolved to submit to a second ')allot the three follow- ing names:—Mr. Thomas Andrews, Treharris; Mr. Illtyd Hopkins, Aberdare; and Mr T. Isaac Jones, Rhondda, who had received the highest number of votes. With regard to Group constituting the Garw, Mlaesteg, and the Western portion of the coalfield, it was re- solved that a second ballot be t.akon upon the names which had received the highest number of votes, namely, Mr. John Davies, Western District, Mr. John J. James, the Anthracite District, and Mr. Meth Jones,'Garw District.
Prince Henry's birthday was celebrated with great rejoicing in Holland, on Monday. Mr. George Skinner, who has been re-elected churchwarden of Rushden. is 92 years of age, and has occupied the position for half a cen- tury.
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:="o.¥' "0 BAZAAR AT PONTLOTTYN. NETT PROCEEDS OVER JE200. j On Wednesday and Thursday in Easter week, j i. bazaar was held at th-e Boys' Council School, i [Joatiottyn, under the auspices of Bethlehem J.M. Church. The event had been looked tor- ward to with keen interest by the members of the church, for great efforts and much labour had been expended by the lady members for Dver twelve months. These culminated in a fine display of artic!es of every description, and no one visiting the bazaar could return without having glanced upon something which proved of utility whatever the taste might be. No stone had been left unturned to secure success, and when the opening ceremony was performed on Wednesday, it was most encouraging to find the room well filled with interesting purchas- ers. Such was the success of the undertaking that a sum of over £ 200 was realised towards liquidating the debt incurred by enlarging and renovating Bethlehem Chapel and Schoolroom. The president on both days was the Rev. Roderick Morgan, Rock, Blackwood. INI;rs Emily Williams, who was accompanied by Mr. J. Saunders, gave a sweet rendering of "The Land of Home." and was much cheered, after which the President said he was a Pontlottynite himself, and was always pleased to be among his friends and old associations. He looked back with pleasure upon the happy days spent at Pontlottyn, and looked into the future with hope. As he glanced at the room so tastily decorated and well filled with the results of months of hard work, he could not but ponder and think what our forefathers would have said of such things. Bazaars were not approved of by several persons, and not without cause, but bazaars could be worked and managed upon proper lines, to which no one could offer any objection. They mu-st. all move with tho times. He had wondered how the members of Bethle- hem Church would succeed with a bazaar. Knowing Bethlehem people as he did. he con- cluded before coming that day that the bazaar would be workfxl on satisfactory lines and in a methodical manner. His anticipation had been more than realised. The bazaar proved that the latent energy possessed by the members had manifested itself; otherwise, arrangements would not have been made to «uch a stage of perfection. Thre should always exist a com- mon honesty and an upright purpose in all mat- ters and at all times not only inside our churches, but outside also. "The end justifies the means" was an argument sometimes given, but -such a statement only proved the weakness of a project. He did not use such an argument but rather believed that the present bazaar had given scope for members to assist the cause in an honest and praiseworthy manner (cheers). Mrs. D. Beynon. Cardiff, then formally open- ed the bazaar, but before doing, so was pre- sented with a bouquet bv Master Haydn Da- vie". Mrs. Beynon wished the stall-holders and all those connected with the bazaar every suc- cess. In proposing a vote of thanks to Mrs. B-^ynon ror declaring the bazaar open, Mrs. W. Saun- clers alluded to the interest always shown by both Mr. and Mrs. B<'ynon with nthlehpl Chaoel. They could not forget the gift of a clock by them when the new chapel was open- ed "in memory of their dear motlior.Dr. J. Jones Cloverdale. seconded the vote, wh ch was agreed to with acclamation.—Responding on behalf of Mr". Beynon. Mr. D. B°ynon. who spoke in th;-o vernacular, thanked all for the kind words said that afternoon. His wife. he said, was not a militant suffragette—(laufrhW)— otherwise she would have inflicted a long speech upon thos present. At the same time. Mrs. nvnon believed and he concurred—that women should be allowed greater ecope for work. In this world they had to learn—learn from the cradle to t.h^ grave. TTe, had ly-Pn o" posed to bazaars, but was a convert,, and felt that such functions srave an opportunity for lady members to render assistance (cheers). OFFICERS AND STALL-HOLDERS. The following were the officers of the bazaar: —President, Mrs. W Saunders; secretaries. Mrs. H. Beynon Davies and Miss D'odwen Jones; treasurers, Mrs. J Davies and Miss Annie Wynne. The stall-holders were :-Fancy and Plain Needlework: Stall I., Mrs. D. Jones, Miss Gertie Jones, Mrs. J. Williams, Mi-s" E. Owen. Miss Edwards, Miss R. Williams, and Miss Emily Williams; Stall II., Misses G?tta Jones, Blodwen Jones, Lily Jones. Mrs. D. W. Jones; Stall III., Misses ..Al. Williams, A. Wynne, Louisa Williams, Mrs. Edwards Mif-a May Harris, Mrs. George Davies, and Mrs. Greatrex, Japanese Stall: Mrs. David Saun- d-ers, Mrs. Beynon Davies, Miss Jennie Davies. Mi&se? M. A. Evans, Maggie Edwards, and Lizzie Smith. Royal Aller-vale Pottery Stall: Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Ben Hughes, Mrs. D. Rich- ards, Mrs. W. Saunders, Miss Annie Wilrams, and Miss Mary Davies. Fruit and Flower Stall: Miss Rhys, Miss Marian Ilughee, Misses Rachel Hughes, Mvfanwy Harris. G. Kerry, F. Williams, H. M. Davies, S. H. Jones. Bronwen Jenkins, and N. Rhys. Sweet Stall: Miss Agnss Davies, Miss Keziah Williams, Miss S. A. Davies, Miss M. Williams, Miss May Ed- wards, Miss Maggie Roberts, Mis> May Rob- erts. and Miss Lizzie Williams. Advertisement Stall: Mr. Tom Jones. Mr. R. T Saunders, and Mrs. Willie Davies. Refreshment Stall: Mrs. J. Davies. Mrs. W, Adams. Mrs. M. Da., vies, Mrs. D. Roberts, Mrs. Rowlands, Mrs. George John. Mrs. D. MorgaJi, Mrs. C. Wil- liams, Mrs. Cherrott, Misses H. M. Evans, S. Williams, Nellie Davies, and Tilly Beddoe. Throughout the day. sabs were brisk, and in other parts of the room .several means of enter- taining visitors had been Arranged by a com- mitter with Mr. J. Saunders as secretary. Mr. W. Adams, with his electric battery, gavi shocking surnriser- Shooting the chute was a general favourite, and the viewe from a lantern managed by Mr. David Jones and Master Dd. Jenkin Jones were well received. Mr. Recs Saunders attended to eev^raJ matters, includ- ing the weighing and height-mea,*uring depart- ment. At the close he reported that, no visitor to the bazaar had topped the 9ft. limit, neither had any buxom lady or gentleman turned the Ccale at twenty stone. Here, there, and every- where, Father Christmas (Master D. Saunders), who had come loaded with numerous presents supplied by Mrs. D. Snunders. was met with, and distributed his useful packets to everyone for a nenny. We should mention that the gramophone was kindly lent by Mr. Thomas, relieving officer, Bargoed, and manipulated by Mr. Rees Saunders. As a variation in the proceedings, hat) trimming competitions for men and nail-driving competitions for ladies gave much amusement. Mesdames Powell, Samuel, and Taylor were the adjudicators. SECOND DAY.. On Thursday, the Rev. Roderick Morgan, who again presided, remarked that the success of the preceding day encouraged all to look pleasant. The O.M. members did everything well. What was worth doing was worth doing well. and that motto had been fulfilled by. the membars. The stalls had been emptied fairly well, but there was plenty left for the buyers that dav. Councillor Ben Hughes declared the bazaar re-open. and in the first instance thanked Miss II. M. Davies, v»fco had just presented him with a button-hole of orchids. He also thanked her on behalf of .Mrs Hughes for the beautiful ..pray of flowers. Proceeding. Councillor Hughes remarked that he attended as a sup- porter of the cause and of the efforts made by the ladies. Later he declared the bazaar open, and Miss Emily Williams sang "On. the Zuyder Zee." In thanking Councillor Hughes, and Mrg. Hughes for their presence. Mrs. H. Beynon Davies mentioned that they were living exam- j DIes of the fact that a prophet is not without honour in his own country.. They all. admired Councillor Hughes's worth and his sterling qualities, but however good he might be, tliey must all agree that it would bo impossible for him to fulfil bis numerous tasks without the help and assistance of his good wife, Mrs. Hughes. Thev all knew how handsomely Councillor Hughes had assisted them in the past, but the praise was to 00 shared by Mrs. Hugbes as well. She (Mrs. Davies) ww: certain thàt. th"y were all ready to join in the. Tote of thanks which, after bei^g seconded by Mr. John bit- vies, was ngreod to with much cheering.—In responding Councillor Hughes said, he hoped at all times to be able to render every assist- a.nce to the church (cheers). TIia President was thanked, on the proposi- tion of Mr? W. Saunders, seconded by Mr. W. Jones secretary to the ohurch. and the oldest member —After the compliment had bepn suit- ably acknowledged, the business orthe day was ac nowi p(Ig proceeded with, and the result declared the i, same evening showed that a sum of over L200 had be-n We chrmlrl not forget to mention thp museum of curios, in "Y p Olde Curiosity Shop," exhibit- ed bv signo W. Seivad. Npgrom, Smada, a.nd M. SWva'd under the direction of Professor M. Davies Mr 'R^es Saunders. Bargoed. pre- sented the" committee photos of Messrs. W, Jones and J- £ avl>,sS th« *enio' and of the late Mr. David Saunders, all of which found a ready sale.
í Bag Mystery at Bargoed- At the Hengoed Police Court. on Friday, James Roberts, 36, electrician, Bargoed, was charged with stealing a handbag and contents on the 14th of April. the property of Mr. Dan- iel. James Evans, of 1, Cwmdare-street, Car- diff Daniel James Evans stated that he ar rived at Bargoed on the 13th April on business connected with the London and Provincial Bank, and put up at the Junction Hotel for the night He had with him a small brown handbag which contained night-wearing apparel collars, some private papers and. a cheque book. The latter contained two signed blank cheques. The value of the bag and contents was about E2 (without the signed cheques). The bag was in his possession the next morn.ng at nine o'clock, and he went out and left.the ba« in the dining-room as he was told >t wou d be safe there. He returned to the hotel about^11 o'clock, and not seeing his bag in the d mng- room, concluded that it had been taken to his bedroom, as he was remaining another night. Later on in the day he inquird for his bag of a woman connected with the hotel, and wl eoi^ sequence of what she told him. he J" that his bag had bepn given to somebody else -Mary Newton, wife of the proprietor of the Junction Hotel, said that she saw t^ Pn^ner at the hotel about 8 o clock on Weonesd; nioht. He was not there more than ten m..i utes. She saw him leave, and, ai he wa- go- las, he &&,di "Ilend me my S. New -ç- ton," and pointed to one inside the hotel bar. I Witness handed the bag to him, and as she did so said: "Are you sure this your bag?" and prisoner said, "Certainly." Later in the evening Mr. J. Evans asked for his bag, and witness asked the barmaid where it was, and the latter said it was on the floor behind the bar. Wit- ness then realised that she had given this particular bag to the prisoner.—Prisoner asked witness whether he was sober at the time.-Wii- ness replied that she thought w, for she would not have served him with anything if she had thousrht he was not. sober.—In reply to a further question, witness said prisoner was with Percy Davies. and the two had been talking about the Hereford races, but she did not th;nk they left together. Winifred Dawson, barmaid, -aid that on Wednesday the bag was brought to her by a boy. who said that a-parcel, not a a bag, was required. Commercials staying at the hotel frequently sent boys for packages be- longing to them which were wanted. Witness then put the bag in the bar. People on the pubi c side of the bar could see the ba?, but could nit reach' it.—;P.C. Williams 6aid- that about 5 minutes past 10 on Thursday morning he arrested prisoner 'at the Junction Hotel, and' told him the nature of the charge which would be preferred asrainst him. viz.. of stealing a handi-az containing wearing apparel and four collars, a cheque book. and a number of private papers. In reply to the charge when read out to him at the police station, prisoner said he was drunk at the time, and had bren drinkintr heavily, and that he cou'd not under- stand what had made him ask for the batr. P.C. Williams added that the police had serrCh- ed hieh and low for the ba-jr, and <,v,rv offort had. been made to recover it, without success. —Police-Inspector Gill asked for a r-mnnd to enable the police to make further investiga- tions.—Prisoner was remanded t.ll Tuesday s court, at Caerphilly. The Berch said prisoner would be admitted to bail on findtner two sure ties of B10 each. and himself in the sum of £20.. IL 'T-jnswfd Compound' fAniseed, Seneera, Squill, Tolu, etc.), for Couchs. of -Chemists only.
Gellygaer and the County Council. A CLAIM FOR £ 1,200. j VIGOROUS PROTEST. At the meeting of the Gcllysraor District Council, on Monday, Mr. W. B. Lloyd, as chairman of the overseers, said he felt. it his duty to bring before the Council a claim of £1,200, which had been made upon them by the County Council in the poor rale of the parish. This arose, he said, through the County Council having purchased six acres of land at Peng-am, behind the school, for a recreation ground, which was to cost 602 per acre (shame!) The price was not inclusive of the minerals, but only for the surface, and the County Council claimed one-third of the total amount- as the share of Geliygaer. Mr. Lloyd pointed out that the Monmouthshire authori- ties had declined to pay anything, and so he proposed that the Clerk be instructed to see the Board of Guardians and inquire into this, and that the parish should not pay it until they had received further information and advice on the subject. It seemed hard lines that the over- seers should be faced with such a demand on the first day of taking office. The County Council had paid four times too much for the land, and it was a shame that this should have been done without the parish having any voice in the matter. The Clerk said he had no further informa- tion on the subject than what Mr. Lloyd had stated. The call on Gelly^er was a tremend- ously heavy one-over Lio.coo. The Rector of Geliygaer said he would give the Council some of the first principles and rudi- ments of this matter. A man named Edward Lewis had left certain land for certain pur- poses,. viz., for the benefit of the intermediate schools of the parish. Some vear3 ago there was a great fight as to whether these lands should be taken over or not by the County Council. The parish was somewhat divided. and the matter was lost, and the County Coun- cil did, as a matter, of fact, enter into posses- sion of the lands, revenues, and accumulated funds of the Edward Lewis charity. lie (the Rector) did his best there acainst it. as also (lid the father of their Clerk, the late Mr. Frank James, and several others who had gone to their reet. The County Council were, however, now in possession, a.nd the lands re- mained vested in trustees of the charity funds, but the County Council had the management of them. They received, he believed, originally £ 23,000 in hard cash but had certainly given t.hem something back,' though, as it were at the point of the bayonet. They were forced under the scheme to Vive GellY. iaer £1,500, but had given only £ 9001' and thus £ 600 a year had been saved. They (the County Council) erected a Girls' Schooi at Hengoed out of tho funds. and restored the Pengam Schools out of the funds of the Lewis endowment. But what was the en- dowment now ? There was a coal mine in it which would produce immense revenues which would go to the common funds of the Council, whilst Geliygaer would only get what came to it under the scheme. He (the Rector) was once Chairman of the Board of Governors, but re- signed-to the regret of some. but, doubtless, to the gratification of others. The County de- cided to erect a hostel at Hengoed which would cost about £ 4,000. How was that money to be found? He would have raised no objection to it if they had decided to pay for it themselves, but they had not consulted the Governors nor even allowed them to see the plans or tenders nor anything else. They then turned round and said: "You, in Geliygaer, who have had no voice in this 'will have to pay for it out of the revenue intended for the maintenance of the schools, and repay the outlay in thirty years out of the money which ought to have gone for the education of the children of the workmg classes of, the district." -He (the Rector) refused to be a party to it, but others yielded to the deci- sion. The County Council might have had. the land, at an agricultural price years ago, but said it would not buy it then. It was the pro- crastination of the County Council and their refusal to allow the trustees to widen the ac- cess to the land that had caused the present position. There was a conflict between the two sides of the river about these schools, and the County Council said to Bedwellty and Mvnvddislwyn: "Inasmuch as you share in the privileges of the schools you ought to pay some- thing for that land." The Monmouthshire peo- ple, however refused to pay a penny, con- tending that the rights they enjoyed at the Pen- gam School they did not owe to Glamorgan at all. Why, therefore (the Rector asked) should Geliygaer be requested to pay this £ 1,200. If there were no funds at the present moment there would be in time when the revenues were being divided from the coal underneath, and, therefore, the matter should remain until the funds would permit. It was one of those things which had marked the attitude of the County Council in their dealings with Gelly- gaer. They had neTer treated the parish in a generous and proper way. They had always tried to (rive as little as possible. Whether the Council had any choice in refusing to pay this money he did not know, but the Subject was one which their clerk should advise them as to whether this was really due, and m view of the fact too, that Monmouthshire had refused to pay what the Glamorgan County. Council had said it, ought to pay. He felt they ought to protest to their utmost against paying this money at all It was a great shame—he knew of no other word to express his nund better to apply to treatment of this kind-in calling upon the ratepayers of Geliygaer when there were ample means to defray the expense of the pur- chase. He would second Mr. Lloyd's proposal. —This course was unanimously agreed to.
WOMEN WHO NAG. ¡. Not lotig since, a physician said he believed that, nine times out Of -ten, when a woman nags" she is tited. Tired, mark you, not because of too much woA, but too little strength; the physical and mental tire, the fagged-out feeling which is bom of indigestion. That makes women shrews, men àngry. brutes. Indigestion is a sort of'starvation, and starving people" are seldom pleasant company. The cure is food—food eaten with a. relisu and digested perfectly, just, as a perfect mill grinds grain. When your stomach is out of order it cannot do perfect work. Stagnant food ferments and gives off poisons, instead of the rich nourishment that goes' to build up and sustain good blood, muscle, nerve and bone. This poison first taints the blood and is thus carried* by it all through the body, dulling the brain and pro- duo ing biliousness, constipation, dizziness wind and pains in the stomach, loss of appetite. Mrs. Maria Peacock, of Flamstead. near Dunstable, wrote not long ago, saying. ) It is now between 17 and 18 years since I fit used Mother Seigel's Syrup. My com- plaint was indigestion. My appetite was poor, the slightest exertion fatigued me, and I was always drowsy—particularly after eating. Some- times I was so dizzy that I was in danger of falling. However,' a few bottles of Mother Seigel's Syrup' thoroughly freed me of these ailments. I have never since been troubled with Indigestion, but I have often given the Syrup to my children for their ordinary ailments and always with good results." Mother Seigel's Syrup is made of the curative extracts of certain roots, barks and leaves. It cures in the healthy, natural way,, by toning and strengthening the organs of digestion. It makes food nourish you and thus builds health on good digestion. The 2s. Gd. bottle contains 5 three times as much as the Is. lid. size. í Prepared also in Tablet form as Mother Seigel's Syrup Tablets." Price 2s. 9d,
I Bread was advanced one halfpenny per quar- tern loaf all over London on Monday. Early on Monday morning a motor being Ivan" along High-road, Tottenham, came into; -~niact~with an electric tramway standard and was totAliy. wjecktd. j
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GELLYGAER DISTRICT COUNCILI NEW CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN. < THE RAILWAY COMBINE. The annual meeting of the Geliygaer District Council was held at Hengoed on Monday even- ing. Mr. Lewis Edwards and Dr. J. Richards occupied the chair ajid vioe-chair landing the election of those officers for the ensuing year.— As was generally anticipated, the Vice-chairman (Mr. Edward Richards) wa; chosen to fill the place vacated by Mr. Edward Lewis, and Mr. W. B. Lloyd was unanimously chosen for the vice-chairmanship. The absent members' wete j Rev. T. flees, -Mr. D. Hopkins, Mr'D. 'S. Jones, Mr. Walter Lewis, and Mr. Edwards. The following new members took their seats in the Council for the firsj time Mr. L. P 'Ed- wards, Mr. T. M. Jones, and Mr. G. Evans. A recommendation by the-Public Works Com- mittee for closing the convenience at Bargoed caused some discussion. Mr. Edward Lewis urged that in a population of 15,000 it was most necessary to kefep .it open on Sundays.—Mr Lloyd opposed it. seeing that it would add to the expense of maintaining what the Council were already losing 25-s. a week upon. Mr. B. Hughes took the.same- view.—In the end, the ouestion was referred back—nine voting against it. Another recommendation was referred back to the Works Committee, viz.. that of. declining offers of land for the widening of the road at Trelewis. The land offered for this purpose would cost JE170. Several proposals were made in regard to the time at which the Council should meet, and finally it was decided by ten votes to six to hold the ordinary meetings of the Council at 1 p.m. on Mondays, instead of at 4.30.—This.decision led to some concern, as to the hours and days for the various commjtteea to meet, and also to some revelations as to how the committee meet- ings during the pact six months had been at- tended, and other things.—Mr. W. B. LloYd thought it would h better to dispense with committees altogether, seeing that after spend. ing their time in thrashing out matters, the Council referred so many of their recommenda- tions back., -Other members complained that after turning up at the meetings they had often had to go back because other members were jibsent,l'be Rector pointed out that the com- mittees really had very much work to get through which, if it were left to the whole Council. would greatly prolong their sittings.— Dr. J. Richards pointedly suggested that com- mittees did not settm to appeal to some mem- bers because the Press were not present. Mr. R. Jenkins called attention, to the case of one of, the Council's teneant-9 at Penybank. who had received notice of distraint from t.he Coun- cil's collector because the rent was 5s. in ar- rear. — It was decided, on the motion of Mr. W. Hammonds, to suspend the distraint, and to request the collector (Mr. Albert .Tones). to ap- pear before the Public Works Committee to explain the circumstances., THE SEWERAGE SCHEME. The Clerk reported that. he had received letters from the Bedwellty and Mynyddislwyn Councils stating that they were waiting the re- port of the engineer engaged by them on a i-riain t-riink sewer with overflow to the sea (hear, hear). It was decided to postpone the consideration of the matter for a rpopth pend- ing the receipt of further communication from them.' The Clerk read two letters from the Local Government Board inquiring whether; the .Courwil had entered into a provisional-agree- ment for the purchase of land for the sewerage works. The Clerk said he 'had replied to these letters stating how the matter now stood. The Clerk added that the agreement to buy the land at Tynycoed Farm • was^ made subject to the Local Government Board's approval. Mr. Llovd said that if the L. G. B. did not approve JB20 or so in expenses would have been thrown away. Mr. E. Lewis said there had been many mis- statements made, and this was another. Even the press had been misled. There had been no money wasted, and had they been buying the land; for themselves, individually they could v not have dealt .more wisely. It was decided that the Clerk should peruse the draft agreement,, and then advise the Pub. lic Works Committee thereon. GLAMORGAN WATER BILL. The Clerk made a report on the position of this matter, and was instructed to go to Lon- don ft) confer with. the Parliamentary Agents, the press beinc requested not to publish the Clerk's statement at this premature stage. A letter was read from the Caerphilly Urban District Council in respect to the pollution of the Caiach Brook-at Nelson, and expressing the hope that the Gellygaer Council would not be so unneighbourly as to commence legal pro- ceedings, and showing that negotiations were going forward with the Merthyr Corporation for taking over the sew-age of Nelson, when the nuisance would be avoidable. Mr. Lewis Edwards urged that action should be taken as the summer was at hand, and the place would be filled with pestilential stinks. The Council had been too lenient. Action was deferred for a month. I ISOLATION HOSPITAL. A letter was read from the County Council stating that the provision of an isolation hos- pital had become a matter of urgency, and ex- i pressing the hope that the Council would pro-) ceed with it at an early date. This revived the question of a Sites Committee, and the fol- lowing were elected: Rev. T. J. Jones, Mr. E. Lewis, Mr. W. B. Lloyd, Mr. J. Evans, Mr. Jos. Morgan, Mr. B. Hughes, and Dr. J. Rich- ards. ELECTRIC LIGHTING. A letter was read from the secretary of the j R'tiymney Electric Light Companj ia regard to thc supply of electric energy, and I was referred to the Public Works Committee. | COMMITTEES. The old committees were reconstructed as follows:—Finance Committee: Mr. B. Hughes, Pontlottyn ;;Mr. W. Hammonds, Tirphil; Mr. L. B. Edwards, Bargoed; Dr. J. Richards Hengoed; Mr. J. Evans, Bedlinog, Mr. R. Jen- kins, Fochriw; the Chairman and Vice-chair- 1 man ex-officio.-Public Works: Messrs. D. Hop- kins and B. Hughes, Pontlottyn; Messrs. R. Davies and J. Morgan, Tirphil; Messrs. E. Lewis and T. M. Jones, Bargoed; Messrs. J. Jones and G. Evans, Bedlinog; Mr. Lewis Ed- wards, the Rector, and Dr. J. Richards, Hen- goed.—The Rector drew attention to the fact that the names of Mr. Walter Lewis and the Rev. Thos. Rees had not been mentioned, and there was a contention as to whether absent members were eligible for election on commit- tees.—This objection was over-ruled.—Health Committee: Messrs. John Richards, B. Hughes. W. B. Lloyd. J. Jones, J. Evans. W Lewis. -Legal and Parliamentary Committee: Messrs, D. Hopkins: W. Hammonds, J. Evans, J. Jones, and W. Lewis.—Fire Brigade: Rev. T. Rees, Messrs. L: B. Edwards, J. Evan", R. Davie3, L. Edwards, and the Rector.-Old Age Pensions: The committee was re-elected, the only new member being Mr. Harry Brown, pro- posed by Mr. W. Hammonds to fill the vacancy caus«d t>y the death of Mr. Evan Thomas, who was the chailrman of this committee. TAFF VALE RAILWAY BILL. Discussion arose on the report of the Parlia- mentary Committee in reference to the above Bill, and the letter from the solicitors to the Railway Company, stating that they were hav- ing the minutes revised with one alteration, and engrossed for signature by Mr. Beasley. The letter stated that they understood that with the exchange of minutes, the Council's opposi- tion would be withrawn, and expressed the hope that the Clerk and other representatives of the Council would attend to give evidence in support of the Bill.-TI)e Rector drew atten- tion to the word "probable," which had been introduced- into the draft minutes, and said he could not support the thing with that qualifica- tion.—Mr. W. Hammonds expressed surprise at the assumption that the Council would with- raw its opposition, and thought that the mono- poly created by the amalgamation should be sufficient reason for opposing the Bill. — The Chairman said it was a matter for the-Parlia- mentary Committee.—Mr. W. B. Llovd said it would be a great injustice to the people to sup- port this Bill; as the company did not pay up to the standard. If the company monopolised the valley, the latter would be worse off.—Mr. W. Hammonds then moved, and Dr. J Rich- ards 'seconded, that the Chairman do not sign the draft-minutes of the oonference.—The Rec- tor said he thought' this-motion- would make the Council's position an indefinite one. Fur- the Council's position an indefinite one. Fur- thermore. he did not hear at the conference that the Taff Vale-did not pay up to the stand- ard. Such matters as these should have been put in the deputation's hands before they went to the conference. Mr. Beaslev met them in a most friendly spirit and gave them all he could subject to the approval of his directors.—Ulti- *■ mutely th-9 minutes of the Parliamentary Com, mittee'T^ere adopted, but. the letter of the solici- tors (Messrs. Ingledow and Sons) was referred beck until the reply of the Tafi Vale Railway Company was received. Later on in the meeting, the subject cropped up again, when. the subject of sealint the draft agreement with the Taff Vale Railway Com- pany, re clauses for the protection of the Coun- cil, came up.—Mr. T. M. Jones moved that- the Council do not oppose the RitL-The R-ev. T. J. Jones seconded because of the enormous ex. 61 nense it would entail: (21 because Mr. B"a-iev had given the Council all they had n.kt'd for. as rlir as hW could: and (3) because of the im- provement in travelling facilities which the Bill would afford. In regard to this, th", Rector e$ve a graphic outline of the inconvenience of the present Cardiff Statioif. Improvements were required, but. so long as things were in the hands of the Rhymney Railway Company, no improvement:was possible. -Councillor Hflm- monds (continued the Rector), true man that he is to those he rpnresents-ixnd he knew no man more-loyal 'to them than be-had raised a question which did not -one-rn the Council in A freiperal way. Mr. Hammond* represented T«abour. a,nd it, was for Labour to go to the Tiff Vale ^Company and Ray. "If you do not mak,- concession? to us. then we will oppose you." He (t.o'" Rector) thought the Council would be stultifyipg themselves if they jibbed at the pre- sent moment.—Mr. W. Hammonds moved 8* an Amendment that the Council do oppose the Bill. The Rector he said. had tried to create the impression that the waitiniz-roorrm on the Rhym nay Railway Compnnv we'"e disgraceful, and tlfose on ihe Taff Vale palat.'al; but he (Mr. TTammoTi"^ --ould assure the Council that those on the Taff Val» were worse than the Rhym-" nov's. Ho looked too. at t.h" idea of the mono- poly which th Taff Vale Company would flc- Ar nuire in carrying the ('0:>1 from all the pits of the valley which were being sunk. Thev oou'd rais* no opposition when the thini was through -M!- .F,. T-w*q said that the danger to the val- ley would be less bv this amalgamation than it would bs were the Barrv nnd Brecon and Mer- thyr to am.-IgaMAt#- —Eight voted against op main- find fonr in favour.—On the motion of Mr. W. Hammonds, it WI\ decided that, no one as representing the Council should go to give evidence in support of the Bill.
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