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CARDIFF AND MERTHYR WATER SUPPLIES. ALDERMAN D. W. JONES gave evidence before the House of Commons committee that ex- I amined the Cardiff Water Bill last week, and made a strong effort to obtain a clause to confer upon the Corporation of Merthyr a statutory right to a supply of water from the Cardiff sources of supply, if at any time it should require such supply, without reference to the purposes for which it might be required. The Corporation was abundantly justified in present- ing a petition for the supply of water to Merthyr by Cardiff in an emergency, through the failure of its own resources, since the water would come from the water shed which sends its streams down to the south through Merthyr, and the Committee seemed to take a favourable view of such a demand. But what the Corporation of Merthyr asked for was something going far beyond that. It was a statutory right to a supply of water at any time from the Cardiff surplus, in order that it might continue, or even extend, the supply to external customers of its own surplus water. This the Cardiff Cor- poration resisted strenuously, and they had the opinion of the Committee with them. It was, they said, a claim to be supplied with water at the expense of Cardiff, not for the domestic necessities of Merthyr, but to enable ^lerthyr to°vn WHter at a lWftt u_ to outsiders. There was a principle at the bottom of this claim which the Committee would not look at, and the suggestion that Ca' difi should enlarge its water works to supply Merthyr with more water was characterised as ridiculous. The Committee suggested that the two corporations should agree upon a clause which would permit Cardiff to supply; Merthyr or any other authority on the route of their mains with water by agreement. But a clause of that nature was hardly wanted in order to enable such a supply to be given. We fear the Merthyr Corporation in asking foi too much has got less than it might hav< secured by a more moderate request. To asi for statutory powers to compel Cardiff- ti I supply Merthyr with water for the necessities of her own population, should her own sources I of supply at any time be inadequate-or^fail. was an entirely reasonable thing to ask, and, had we limited our demands to that, very probably we should have had them conceded. )

THE DISESTABLISHMENT BILL.…

GOSSIP.

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Cardiff & Merthyr Water Supplies.

Merthyr Corporation and Taff…

The Ynysfach Murder.

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