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RHYMNEY. WEDDING RINGS AND KEFPERs.-T. Fine and Co. arc now selling at their new premises, 22ct. new heavy Wedding Rings from 12s. 6d. to 50s.; Keepers, boautifully chased, very heavy, from 7s. 6d. A large stock of unredeemed marble clocks, French bronzes, Welsh and English Bibles, at ridiculously low prices. T. FINK & Co., Pontiottyn. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday afternoon a young man named Thomas Probert, 21 years of age, living at Mount Pleasant Row, Rhym- ney, met with his death at the Maclaren Col- liery, Abertysswg. It a.ppea.rs that the deceas- ed had been doing haulier's work during the last few days, and be was found on the tram line. His body was conveyed home to Rhym- nev shortly after five o'clock. FocHRiw CHAIR WINNER.—The winner of this Eisteddfodic chair this year was the popular Bard, Twynog Jeffreys, Rhymney. As the Bard is suffering from a long standing afflic- tion, it was not possible for him to be present at the Eisteddfod to receive the honour and prize. It was deemed suitable by his numerous bardic and literary friends that the event should be celebrated by attending at his house; and performing the chairing ceremony there. A largo number came together, when suitable songs were rendered, and enthusiastic addresses were delivered. Poetical effusions were also given appropriate to the occasion. The chair was taken by the Rev. Fred Jones, and the proceedings opened with a son"" "Ellen," by Mr. Tom Jones, which was most pleasing. Mr. Ben Jones remarked that Twynog had repeat- edly conferred honour upon Rhymney by his achievements at Eisfceddfodau. Mr. Calvin Jacobs also said he highly appreciated the ef- forts of the Bard, which were an inspiration to all of them to work and conquer difficulties. Mr. Daniel Davios said he felt proud of the success of his old friend Twynog, whose cour- age he admired, and reminded all present that the honours of his later days were the fruits of his younger days' labour. Mr. R. Benjamin said he felt bound to be present to congratu- late the winner. He held Twynog in the high- est esteem, and always had looked upon him as a most able man. Mr. George Jones saniz "Mor o Gan yw Cymru I Gyd," and poetical effusions were read by Ap Elyrch, from Gwili, Mellcrvn; Rev. R. Jenkins, Fochriw; R. Ingram, Bedlinog; Revs. J. Roderick, Fochriw; G. Thomas, and James Williams, Fochriw. Bardic addresses were also contri- buted by Rev. Fred Jonee, Ap Elyrch, Ap Tyd- vil, Ben Jones, Moillionydd, D. W Davies, and Daniel Davies. Mr. Qwen Davies, Pontiottyn, contributed a highly appreciated recitation, "x Crwydryn." Twynog, at the close, thanked all friends for being present, and for their kind remarks and appreciation of his efforts. Dewi Carno presided at the piano. The following at- tended from Foch-riw:-Messrs. J. Walters, Dd. Williams, Jas. Williams, and W. Walters. The latter gave a stirring address. CTMAKFA GAMR. — The annual Gvmanfa Ganu of the Baptist Churches in the Rhymney district was held on Monday, Mr. Gabriel, Bar- goed, being the conductor. The morning meeting was held at Saron Chapel, New Tre- degar, when Mr. W B. Davies presided. The afternoon meeting was held at Jerusalem Chapel, Mr. Dd. Walters presiding. There was a large attendance, and the sin,-ln- was very creditable. In addition to a number of well selected hymn tunes, the anthem, "Ar Ian Iorddoneu Ddofn," was sung. In the even- ing the meeting was held at Penuel Chapel, which was crowded, the singing again being cre- ditable. Mr. J. W. Edwards presided over the evening meeting, the anthem, "Bendigedig Fyddo Arglwydd Dduw Israel," was sung. During the dav addresses were given by Rev. J. Roberts, Abertysswg; W. Thomas, Jeru- salem; and G. Griffiths, Penuel. Solos were also sung by Miss Davies, New Tredegar; Miss M. Griffiths, Jerusalem; and Mrs. Clement Jones.
"The Beggar's Petition." SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCES AT PONTLOTTYN. All who visited St. Tyfaelog Schoolroom on Wednesday and Thursday evenings were fortu- nate in witnessing the performance of a drama which would do credit, not only to amateur performers, but to professionals. The school- room was well filled on both evenings, and the attendance and applause were very encouraging to the members of the St. Tyfaelog Dramatic Society The drama was entitled "The Beg- gar's Petition," or "A Mother's Love and a Mother's Care," in three acte, by George Dib- bin Pitt. The various characters were well portrayed and represented by the members in a manner which proved beyond doubt that much time and labour had been expended to ensure success. Mr. David Hughes "Rob- ert Brightwell, the Beggar"—who directed the performance, was an ideal old man, whose ap- peals for assistance were almost heartrending, whilst the part of Miss Ada Greening—"Matilda Brightwell, the Beggar's Wife"—could not have been better filled. The "Squire Grand- ley, Magistrate," and "Alderman Fairfield, Attorney," were characters entrusted tc Mr. L. Herbert, who meted justice, despite the bold demands of "Sir Edgar, his son," who was well impersonated by Mr. W. Davies. Burglars there were, and one would naturally shudder at the thought of meeting "Dick Darkley, who was represented by Mr. H Greatrex in a "true to nature" style. "Phil Bolter,' his ao- complice," in the person of Mr. D. Jones, com- pleted the pair of nocturnal and unexpected visitors. Mr T Robinson characterised Jem- mv Dirks, a Hopeful Youth," and Mr. T. Summers made himself generally useful as "Humphrey Bacon, the Clerk." The Law- ver Pettifold" proved to be Mr. J. Greening, -nd "Charlie Brace, the Naval Officer," whose part Mr W. J. Raymond filled, were conspicu- ous throughout. Messrs. J. P. Evans and E. Minhinnick were "Jolly Jack Tars," with the flnDropriate names, "Dan Halyard" and Bil- gwiggins." "Farmer Cornelli" (Mr. D. A. Phillips) and the "Grandson, Arthur Grandley" /Mr James Morgan) showed complete mastery of their role. The "Police Officer," Mr. Mark Fvans," had enough to do more especially Jhpn "Robert Brightwell, the poor old beg- „ar nearly strangled "Sir Edgar" in the rt->u'rt house scene. Miss M. Reed — "Jane Pri-rhtwell, the daughter of the Beggar and his had a difficult task, but right well were her talents displayed. Miss Lizzie Evans, "Pollie Marie," assisted the old folk whenever „ _nnortunity presented itself. Miss Mary J- Fvanfas "L^dy Carmine"; Miss P. Phillips, as "Mrs. Massey and Miss M. A. Jones, as "Zeta-, the Gipsy," completed the company, hich played in a manner worth witnessing. The stage managers were Messrs. C. Morris and J Davies. Everything went off without a hitch. The musical portion was conducted by Mr H- E. Hill, the following being members of the orchestra:—Violins, Messrs. H. E. Hill, T James, T. Jenkins, and D. Campbell; clar- onet Mr. T. Hughes; flute, Mr. G. Jones; and Mrs.' L. Herbert presided at the piano. The president on both evenings was the Rev. T. b<^a vicar, the secretarial duties being dis- fffjed by Mr. H. E. Hill. ;i,
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Bedwellty District Council. ANNUAL MEETING. If CONDITION OF THE ROADS. The annual meeting of the Bedwellty Dis- trict Council was held on Monday, there be- ing presont, Mr. Morgan Thomas, Aid. N. Phillips, Mr. S. Godwin, Mr. T. Williams, Dr. Davies, Mr. Albert Thomas, Mr. Lewis Wat- kins. Mr. Henry Pope, Mr. J. Acreman, Mr. )' P. Coleman, Mr. Isaac Jones, Mr. W. Button, with the Clerk (Mr. T. J. Thomas), the Sur- veyor (Mr. Lewis), and the Medical Officer of Health (Dr. H. A. Evans). Mr. Morgan Thomas, on retiring from the chairmanship, expressed his many thanks for the kindness and support shown him during his term of office, and then proposed that Mr David Phillips, the vice-chairman, be elected to the position of chairman. This was seconded by Mr. Albert Thomas and unanimouslv agreed to.—Mr. Dd. Phillips, after taking the chair, said he deeply appreciated the honour thus con- ferred upon him, and would endeavour, with their support, to carry on the business of their meetings as effectively as possible. He came to the valley 50 years ago, when there was scarcely a house to be seen, and no streets, and since then had never wandered very far away. Mr. D. Phillips then proposed that the best thanks of the Council be accorded to Mr. Morgan Thomas for his excellent conduct in the chair.—Mr. T. Williams seconded, and the motion was carried unanimously. Mr. Henry Pope was then proposed for the vice-chair by Mr. A. Thomas. Aid. Phillips seconded.—Mr. S. Godwin, in supporting this, expressed disapproval of the method of select- ing the vice-chairman and chairman according to seniority, and the Clerk said this was in accordance with a resolution passed by the Council.—Mr. S. Codwin Yes, two years ago. — Mr. A. Thomas: And you were here.— Mr. S. Godwin: I don't remember it.—Aid. N. Phillips thought there was a good deal in favour of this recognition. The old members had borne the brunt of the day, and had the experience as well as the repeated confidence of the electors.—Mr. Pope said he was quite willing to stand on one side.—The resolution was carried, and Mr. Popo thanked those who ha.d voted for him. Mr. A. Richards, tha collector, reported that his total collections for the month amounted to £4.37 9s. 5d. the irreooverable arrears amounting to J671 lis. 3d. During the year he had col- lected Ml,000 4s. 5d. on the general district rate, a.nd £1,605 4s. Id. on the water rentals. There had been a considerable decrease in the amount of irrecorerables mainly due to the fact that houses so long vacant, belonging to the Powell Duffrvn Company, had become ten- anted, and the Powell Duffrvn Company hav- ing paid tho full amount of rates upon them all. In past years there had been much com- pany property vacant. Replying to Mr. S. Godwin, the collector said that during the past half-year he had collected £18,328 on the poor rate, and the arrears were J335, as compar- ed with £104 twelve months ago.—Aid. N. Phillips moved a vote of congratulation to the collector on the satisfactory result of his ser- vices.—Mr. S. Godwin seconded, and the reso- lution was carried. Dr. H. T. Evans (the Medical Officer of Health) in his quarierly report, stated that there had been 219 births in the district, giving a birth rate of 47.53 per 1,000, and 79 deaths giving a death rate of 17.63 per 1,000. Two deaths were due to scarlet fever, one to diph- theria, and one to whooping cough. Of the no- tifiable diseases reported 52 were scarlet fever and 54 diphtheria. The Surveyor suggested the attention of the manager of the New Tredegar Water Company should be called to the state the roads are left after being continually cut up for laying gas and water services, and searching for leakages. The new ashphalte footpath at. Duf- fryn-terrace had been ripped up in several places.—The suggestion of the Surveyor was approved.—Aid. PhiUips said he thought there was legitimate ground for this complaint.—Mr. A. Thomas referred to the otato of the main roads and Duffryn-terrace.—Tho Surveyor said they proposed to lay a harder stone as an ex- periment.-Ald. Phillips said ho would re- commend that all the main roads should be treated with a special hard stone. The Council then proceeded to consider ten- ders for the supply of stone, and that of Messrs. Summerfield nnd Lang, Liverpool, for basalt stone at 10s. 2d. per ton was accepted. The Surveyor submitted prices for street sweeping and scavenging machines, but the purchase of one of these was deferred to enable Aid. Phillips to make inquiries as to their use in other districts. Mr S. Godwin asked whether anything bad been done In regard to the application to the County Council for increased grants to the roads of the district.—Aid Phillips said he had not had figures to give in support of this application, but the district was getting its full proportion in the way of grants, so far as he had been able to ascertain. If there were any fresh facts he would like to get them. The Surveyor made a statement showing the cost of scavenging at New Tredegar and Cwm- syfiog for the year ended March 31st, 1909, which amounted to £220 Os. 3d., in addition to J671 4s. 8d. for takine away the refuse by the Powell Duflryn aerial railway.—Aid. Phillips: That's the cheapest thing in the country. It would have cost you £150 with a destructor.— Mr. S. Godwin What was the idea of getting these returns?—Mr. E. Watkins: To compare with other districts.—Mr. P Coleman: It arose on the queetion of letting the work out under contract or using our own horses and carts.—The Surveyor said that the tender for Blackwood was J698, and Aberbargoed £90.- Mr. Watkins said this was for a district something similar to that. of New Tredegar.— Mr. J. Jones said that if the work was done by contract it would cost more. Two tenders were received for the erection of a urinal at New Tredegar, and that of Messrs. Williams and Sons at £84 was accept.d. A letter was read from Messrs. J. Morgan, architects, Cardiff, on behalf of Mr. W. Rees Edwards, Cardiff, in reply to the Council's apj plication for a piece of garden land to complete the improvements at Pengam. It stated that Mr Rees had 15 years of his lease to run, and the piece required was £150. the Council to build a retaining wall 15 feet high..—The Clerk pointed out that with the labour involved the cost of this Pengam improvement would be £ 600.—The Surveyor said that the price asked for the strip of garden was 10s. 6d. per square yard.—The matter was deferred indefinitely. The Surveyor said he had received numerous complaints about the rough stones at Black- wood, and asked the Council to authorise the hire of a steam roller for use in the Cefn and Gordon roads.—This request was granted, Mr. P. Coleman stating that on account of tho difficulty of haulage builders had had to sus- pend their building operations.—Mr. L. Wat- kins said that a few days ago the Blackwood members were complaining of mud and now they had stones to clear.—Mr. S. Godwin said it woula be a good thing when tho Sirhowy Valley was separated from the Rhymney Val- ley, as they could then spend their own money instead of bein dictated to by others.—Mr. A. Thomas: That's very unfair.—Mr. L. Wat- kins: Here is New Tredegar, which has not see the steam roller yet.—Mr. P. Coleman: There is not so much traffic at New Tredegar as at Blackwood.—Mr. L. Watkins: There is no- thing there execept the erection of business premises.—Mr S. Godwin: But it is a main road.—Eventually, it was decided, on the mo- tion of Mr. Godwin, seconded by Mr. Bufton, to have another roller to do the work. It was stated by the Clerk that the convey- ance of land at the bottle-neck end of Wil- liam-street, Blackwood, had been received from Mr. Jenkins, Pontypool. The Blackwood Com- mittee were instructed to proceed with the work, and it was decided to use the steam roller on the street. The following plans were submitted and passed :—Nine houses in extension of Albion- terrace, Blackwood; temporary stable and coach-house at tha rear of Mr. Lewis Evans's premises, High-street, Fleur-de-lis; one house opposite Wesleyan Manse, Morris-lane, Black- wood, for Mr. David Tucker, butcher; four houses and ono shop, on the east side of David- street, Blackwood, for Mr. T. Hughes, builder, Pengam; sixteen houses, south side of Blooms- field-terr'ace, Blackwood, for the Tyisha Build- iing Club, subject to road being made, and ser- vice and storm water drains being laid; two houses at Bloomsfield-terrace, Blackwood, for Messrs. O. Edwards and Cromwell Jones. Mr. Isaac Jones was appointed as a repre- sentative of the Rhymney Scholarship District. —The acceptance of Mr. Latham's offer to re- port on the Valley sewerage for a sum of ten guineas was confirmed.—Mr. S. Godwin and Mr. Lloyd were re-appointed representatives on the Western Valleys Sowerage Board. A letter from Mr. W. S. Gustard, suggesting that the Cottncil should take over the approach roads to Hollybunh Station, was read. Mr. Gustard's letter stated that his client was will- ing to dedicate these to the public.—It was de- cided that the Sirhowy Committee should meet and report on the subject at the next meeting. A letter was read from the Blackwood Cham- ber of Trade, pointing out the necessity of pro- viding a cemetery.—The, matter was considered, and various sites for such cemetery suggested, but it was decided to defer the matter for a month. A petition, signed by about one hundred ratepayers at Argoed, was submitted. The petitioner stated that in consequence of the pub- lic inconvenience and discomfort caused by the ooal waggons of the Railway Company being allowed to stand in the way of publio traffic through the village, a public meeting had been held, with the object of urginc the Council to take steps to prevent the L. and N.W.R. Com- pany's encroachments.—Mr. Bufton there was a very strong feeling in regard to this mat- ter, as the present state of things caused great inconvenience to everybody.—The Clerk said that the Railway Company had oollared a. big piece of ground in Argoed by shifting thear gateway about 100 yards, and suggested that too various Acts should be looked into, particu- la-rly in regard to an old provision for construct- ing a carriage way from Argoed to Tredegar.— The Clerk was instructed to communicate with the member for West Monmouth, with a view to getting him to come down to inspect the site, and also that the Clerk wnite to the Railway Company on the subject. E.T. JB WEST—BERRY'S IS BEST-,
Dangers of the Mine. FATAL ACCIDENTS AT BARGOED AND NEW TREDEGAR. Mr. R. J. Rhys (district coroner) held an in- quest on Monday morning at the Hanbury Hotel, Bargoed, concerning the death of Robt. James Howell, who was killed on the previous Tuesday night whilst working in the South Pit of the Powell Duffryn Colliery, Bargoed. Robert Gambel said he was working with the deceased, and they were cutting out some old timber. The framing and stuff above it fell on them, knocking both of thsm down. Witness was under the fall about ten minutes, but it was an hour and a half before the deceased could be extricated. In the work they were engaged upon, they had used the "bully," which was safer for such work than the hatchet, which, however, the witness did use for a little while. Witness put up the framing himself about eighteen months before.—David Griffiths (night fireman)-3aid that Gambel was a careful .and competent workman.—In summing up, the Coroner congratulated Gambel on his marvel- lous ercapc, and said the evidenoe clearlv show- ed that it was a case of misadventure.—Mr. D. M. Yorwerth, foreman of the jury, said that they were agreed that it was a case of acci- dental death.—The deceased, who was 27 years of age, has left a widow and four children. A second inquest was held later by Mr. R. J. Rhys at the Gwerthonor Hotel. Gilfach, concerning the death of loan Davies, who was killed on Friday whilst working at the East Elliott Pit. New Tredatzar.-E, van Davios (bro- ther) gave evidence of "identification, and said deceased was 39 years of age, and had worked practically all his life as a collier. Deceased left a wife and one child.—David Jones eaid he worked next to the deceased, and the accident occurred about 9 a.m. on Friday. Witness at the time was working by himself, and heard a fall. He ran out of his working place, and asked whether Davies was all right. Getting no a.nswer, he went to the place and called Willie Davies. Witness did not look to see what had happened, as he was too frightened. -Willie Davie-s said he was working a litlle way from the deceased. David Jones called him, and witness went to the place and found deceased lying on the road between the light and the cog. There was a 6tone on deceased's legs, and another stone lying close to his head, and blood on it and on the ground near. Witness picked up the decea»5ed, and found he had a wound above his left eye, from which he was bleeding About ten minutes before the accident happened, he was told that deceased was going to pull out an old broken post. Wit- ness thought as deceased was pulling at the post, a fall of some small stones must have oc- curred, a.nd that deceased, in trying to avoid them, jumped back, «nd»ft Stone falling on his legs had caused him to fall back and strike hia head against another stone.—Moses Gulliver (fireman) said he was not near when the acci- dent occurred, and by the time he got to the place deceased had been released. It was a broken post which deceased was removing, but whether there was anything resting 'upon it he could not eay. When witness got to tho place, the post was in a slanting position in the debris. Shortly after the man had been got out, a further quantity fell. Witness could not say what purpose deceased had in removing the post.—Mr. Wilcox (manager) showed by a plan of the working where and how the accident happened.—A verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned.
MynyddisKvyn Urban District. Dr. Rocyn Jones, the Medical officer of the Monmouthshire County Council, presented a special report on the Mynyddislwyn Urban Dis. tnct to the Sanitary Committee on the 23rd ult. The district was formed in 1904, with an area of 5,150 acres, a population of 3,337, and a rateable value of £ 4,495. In the interval there has been a considerable development through colliery sinkings at Ynysddu and Oak- dale there will be a very large increase in popu- lation and wealth when further sinkings at Pontllanfraith are carried out. The rateable value of the urban district at present is £ 20,959 and the population has increased to the esti- mated number of 9,815. The district takes in one side of the Sirhowy Valley from above Ar.. goed to Pontllanfraith; thence it crosses the n mountain down to the Rhymney River at Fleur. de-lis follows above from Maesycwmmer to the Bryn; from that point includes both slopos of the Sirhowy Valley to a point below Ynysddu Station; and from that point the eastern side of the valle) down to Nine Mile Point. Being in two valleys, its water and sewerage arrange- ments cannot be unified. Tha birth rate is 30.6 per 1,000; the death rate, 12 02 (a remarkably low one); but the infantile mortality is high, 16 per 1,000. Except at Ynysddu and Cwm- felinfach, there is no overcrowding at present, but the Medical Officer is of opinion that pri- vate enterprise is not making provision for pro- per housing accommodation fast enough, and overcrowding will become universal unless the building of decent dwellings proceeds apace." The difficulty of an adequate water supply has been given as one case of retardation in house- building, and this especially at Pontllanfraith. In different parts of the district, examples of in- sanitary dwellings are referred to with rudi. mentary arrangements for disposing of sewage; but with the completion of the Western Valleys Trunk Sewer, means will be available for the cfficient drainage of the district in the Sirhowy Valley, provided an adeq7tate water supply is available. That appears to be a crucial ques- tion for the district upon the satisfactory solu- tion of which the health of the whole popula- tion depends. Dr. James, the medical officer to the District Council, reported in 1907 that the district generally was badly off for water. The County Medical Officer makes a series of recommendations for the closure of cellar dwell- ings. conversion of back-to-back houses into through houses, enforcement of bye-laws in slaughter-houses, the appointment of a lady health visitor in the interest of infant life, and the provision of an effioient constant supply of water.
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More Guardians for Gellygaer. I INQUIRY AT HENGOED. I An inquiry was held at the Council Offices* Hengoed, on Monday afternoon, into the grounds and reasons under which a larger re- presentation on the Merthyr Board of Guar- dians was desired by the Gellygaer parish. Very brief notice of this inquiry was given, as Mr. Frank T. James (Clerk to the Board of Guardians) stated that it was only on Satur- day last that he was apprised of their intention. He at once sent out intimations to the effect that he had received a notice from the Clerk to the Glamorgan County Coun- cil stating that a meeting of the Joint Com- mittee of the Glamorgan and Breconshire County Councils and the Merthyr Tydfil Bor- ough Council appointed under the Local Gov- ernment Act of 1904, would be held at Hen- goed to consider the proposal to alter the num- ber of Guardians representing the Gellygaer parish. Among those present were Aid. D. W. Jones (in the chair), Aid. D. Prosser, Mr. Lewis J. Evans Mr. Biddle, Dr. J. Richards, Mr. B. Hughes, Mr. J Evans, Mr. Lewis Ed- wards, Mr. J. Aurelius, Rev. Father O'Reilly, Mr. Frank T. James, Mr. G. Harris, Mr. Lewis (Aberdare), Mr. Frank T. James said on behalf of the Merthyr Board of Guardians, that on receipt of Mr: Franklyn's letter of the 21st April- which had given the Board very little time to consider the matter—a special meeting of the Board of Guardians was held on Sat- urday last, when a formal resolution was passed to the effect that*if additional representation on the Board of Guardians were granted to Gellygaer there should also be a proportionate increase in the representation of Aberdaro and Merthyr on the basis of population. The Com- mittee appointed, said Mr. James, had met that morning, and discussed the question very fully, and he was authorised to inform the Commis- sioners that they were of opinion that if Gelly- gaer which now bad a representation of eleven on the Board out of 55, should be increased to 13, that the number of Guardians for the parish of Merthvr should then be increased from 20 to 28, and for Aberdare from 15 to 20. This would, of course. increase the membership of the Board from 55 to 70. To increase the re- presentation of one parish re-opened the whole matter of representation. The Chairman pointed out that the present representation of GeUygaer had been based on I the population of 1901, and he would like to bear what the promoters had to say. Mr. Frank James said that as far as Merthyr was ooncerned, from the standpoint of population as compared with other parishes represented, it ought to have 32 representatives instead of the suggested 28. The resolution he had referred to previously was carried unanim- ously. Mr. Lewis Edwards was the first to speak of the claims of Gellygaer for a larger representa- tion, and pointed out that Bargoed and Gelly- gaer Village, with a population of 12,241, had only two representatives. Pointing to the map of the parish which hung on the wall. Mr. L. Edwards showed that by its length and breadth, nine miles by four miles, with so few Guar- dians the poor and needy were put to great in- convenienoe when they wished to see a Guar- dian, and that Ystrad Mynach and Hengoed, which were the portions of the parish without any representative at all, and it was in those places which would shortly have the bulk of the population. Mr. Edwards also dealt with Bed. linog and Fochriw as showing how the present representation was ineffectual to meet the needs of the poor. Mr. Frank James said it was believed that the future increase in population would be in st X the Hengoed and Ystrad Mynach ward, and Dr. J. Richards, when asked for his opinion on this point, confirmed this. Dr. Richards also asked wnether, in case of the increase of repre- sentation bein" granted, it would prevent the parish asking for an increase again at some future date. The Chairman said that if any increase were made they would like it made now on grounds which would not require consideration for years to come. Mr. D. Evans said that Merthyr ought to have had 32 representatives for the past twen- ty years. Some contention arose as to whether the claims of Merthyr and Aberdare had a right to be discussed at that meeting. Returning to the subject of Gellygaer, Mr. J. Aurelius and Mr. J. Evans said that there ought to be two representatives to each ward and two more for Bargoed. Mr. B. Hughes held thatr the position of Gellygaer was alto- gether different from that of Merthyr from the fact that the former was a large and scattered parish, and representatives bad to travel twelve and fourteen miles to get to Merthyr. Mr. J. Aurelius referred to the fact of the recent change which had taken place in regard to the status of the parish in having been grant- ed urban powers. Mr. Frank James said that the present repre- sentation for Aberdare worked out as one mem- ber for a population of 3,193; Merthyr, one member for 3,918 people; and Gellygaer one member to 2,618 people. According to this basis Aberdare should have 21, and Merthyr 35 if Gellygaer had 13. The reason for the increase m the case of Gellygaer were found in the large increase in population and the coming developments. Mr. J. Aurelius drew attention to the great and inconvenient distances the poor had to •' travel to see a Guardian, and urged that there should be two representatives to each ward and three to Bargoed. Aid. Jones espoused the claim of Gellygaer. and pointed to the increase of population from 17,000 in 1904 to 28,812 in 1908-an increase of 11,000. Merthyr had increased by 15,000, and Aberdare by 17,000, and Mr. T.ewis Edwards 1 pointed out that proportionately the increase I wag M gce^t.ia PJ9",
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Gelligaer Accounts. The tocounts of the overseers of this parish for the half-year ended September, 1908. were audited at the Merthvr Workhouse on Friday last by Mr. M. D. Propert. district auditor. The audit wa-j closed on that day, and the Auditor expressed great satisfaction with the efficiency which the overseers' department had attained under the new administration in so .short a time, and especially having regard to the numerous difficulties which they must have met in the performance of their duties.
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I Gas v. Electricity. The circulars recientJy issued by the Kh>ny ney Valley and Aber Gas Company, purporting to compare the cost of Gas and Electricity fo» lighting purposes, are highly entertaining, and appeal strongly to the imagination, but this is a question of very considerable interesl to ail persons making use of artificial light n a district where both sources are available, it ij3 only fair to give the actual results of sonul reoent scientific testa. It is a very easy "HM ter to give comparisons, provided tne condition* of the tests are not stated, for instance—th2 worst form of flat-aame gas burner, supplied with poor gas, may be compared with the Wh3 est quality metallic filament glow run* ning under the most favourable conditions: on the other hand, the most efficient gas man»i tie, supplied with fine gas, may be compared' with the worst form of carbon filament glow] lamp running under inferior conditions of vofoj age. The results obtained may, of course*' be carefully calculated, and quite true in themi selves, but for all practical purposes they ars absolutely worthless. Unfortunately, bottf sides have been guilty of practices of this lHrwt from time to time. In order to obtain some really reliable ia-1 formation on this subject, the following testf out :~A number of "XX" BlocM onSBlc^aT^ & n°h 65 candle power*' Light Burners, very carefully adjust.i 1° obtain the best results, were run on real-' y fine Town Gas for 500 hours, and a similar.- number of 55 candle power 55 Watt "Osram'* ,G/.ow Lamp-? were run for the sam«: length of time, all -being carefully tested at freV quent intervals for light and consumption. It' was originally intended to make a much long-i ff J*?* ^ut lt;, was found that so many man- tles faded, and tie light from the remainder declined so rapidly after 500 hours, that the results would have been unduly favourable to the electric lamps if the test had been con- tinued beyond that time. The results were as follow:-The initial light from the Mantles was 61 candle power, and this declined some- what rapidly during the first 150 hours, and afterwards more slowly until, at the end of 500 hours, the actual light was 42 candle power, the total amount of light being 25,000 candle-power- hours, with a consumption of 3,018 cubio feet of gas. The initial light from the "Osram" Lamps was 50 c.p., and the run of 500 hours was not suiffciently long to show any decline in the light; in fact, several lamps showed a slight improvement; the total amount of light was 25,000 candle-power-hours, with a consump- tion of 27! units. Taking electrical energy at 4 per unit, and really good gas at 3s. 6d. per 1,000 cubic feet, the cost of running per "Osram" Lamp was 10s. 3d., and the cost of running per Mantle was 10s. 6d., and as the total light given was for all practical purposes the same in eacb case, it is evident that, light for light, and time for timo, electrical energy at 4!d. per unit is the fair equivalent of good gas at 3s. 6d. per 1,000 cubic feet. This com- parison, of course, deals only with relative cost of illumination, though such matters as col- our of the light, vitiation of atmosphere, dis- colouration of decorations, cleanliness, conve- nience, etc., etc., should also be given very, careful consideration before deciding en the it- luminant to bo employed
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PONTLOTTYN. Music.—In the recent school examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, Thomas Davies. pupil of Mr. Thomas Davies, 36, Green- field-street. Pontiottyn, passed with distinction in the lower division in harmony and grammar of music. I.O.G.T. On Wednesday evening, at Naz- areth Vestry, an interesting entertainment was given by the members of the No. 1 Cambria Lodge, Cardiff, in the interests of Good Temp- lary in the Rhymney Valley district. The chair was occupied by Brother G. Phillips, C.T., of Cambria Lodge, who explained the ob- jects and principles of the Independent Order of Good Templars. Solos were rendered by Bros. Humphries, Holland, Griffiths, Phillips, and A. M. W. Reddaway, G.S., who also reported the interesting fact that Iceland had adopted pro- hibition—a decision which led to the resignation of the Prime Minister. His successor as Prime Minister was a member of the I.O.G.T. (cheers). Brother Evans delighted the audience with a reading, and sleight-of-hand tricks were also given, and created much amuserrent. Piano- fore solos were played by Miss Richards and Miss Livermore gave selections on the mando- line. A sketch, entitled "The Outcast," in which the characters were represented by Sis- ter F. E. Reddaway and Brothers T J Humph- ries, Mitchell and W J Phillips, gave every satisfaction. The room was well filled. and a very enjoyable evening was spent.
figures, as Gellygaer, seeing that they started I with a population of 48,000 and 30,000 respec- tively. The Chairman said that if there were opposi- tion to the claim of Gellygaer, another inquiry would be necessary to go into the whole ques- tion. Mr. G. Harris said be was in the position of having to oppose the application of Gellygaer because he found that it already had one mem- ber for 2.618 of the inhabitants, while Aberdare and Merthyr had only one to more than 4,000. They oould not justly increase the representa- T Ir tion in GeUygaer unless they also adjusted the difference such increase would create in other places. Mr. H. Jones opposed the application on the ground of the difference in the rateable value of the respective districts of Aberdare, Merthyr, and Gellygaer. If Gellygaer had 13 representatives, Merthyr and Aberdare, he sa.id, were entitled to more representatives than they had at present. Dr. J. Richards said he quite agreed with what Mr. Aurelius had eaid, and again drew attention to the extensive area as showing the need of more guardia-ns for the accommodation of the poor. The Commissioners, he thought. might take it for granted that Gellygaer would be quite walling for Aberdare and Merthyr to have as many representatives as their popula- tion entitled them to. Father O'Reilly said that no matter how many representatives there were, the repre- sentatives could do nothing more when cases came under their notice than bring them before the Board.—Mr. Lewis (Aberdare) considered that Gellygaer had very grood grounds for in- creased representation, and said be would sup- port the application. Another member sa;d that the bulk of the poor were in the Absrdare and Merthyr districts. Mr. Lewis Edwards said that where the population was centred in a comparatively small area as at Merthyr, there was not so much need for many represent- atives as in an extensive area like that of GeJly- gaer. After a few more remarks pro and con., on much the same lines, the enquiry closed. .0