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Echoes of Incorporation. PRESENTATION TO THE EX-MAYOR. MACE TO BE PURCHASED. At a meeting of the General Purposes Com: mittee of the Merthyr Corporation, on Wdneg. day afternoon, a deputation, representing thf advisory committee of the Incorporation Movement, attended, and made several interest- ing presentations to mark the success of theiJ efforts.—Councillor YT. James headed th< deputation, who included Mr. J. Plows, Dr. Biddle, Mr. W. W Meredith, Councillor Isaas Edwards, Mr. Arthur Daniel, and Mr. A. J, Howfield. Councillor F. T. James bore in his hand « handsome solid-silver epergne, richly chased, an j said the incorporation committee, on behalf the subscribers to the incorporation fund.* presented the epergne to Alderman D. W. Jon««j to mark the enormous work which he did in t J « fight for the charter in 1897-8, and also in 190: The ornament bore the inscription, Present J to Alderman Daniel William Jones, J. I', Mayor of Merthyr, 1907-8, by the promotef of the Incorporation of the Borough, as a slight token of his serviccs in connection with in* movement." He said that all the committe. were perfectly aware of the great services which Alderman Jones rendered to the movement, not only when the application for a chartet was successful, but also in the years 1897-8. He (Mr. James) was high-constable during thos. years, and he knew what an enormous amount of time, trouble and skill the ex-Mayor devoted to the movement during that period. It therefore gave him very great pleasure, on behalf of the committee, to present the Diece of plate to Alderman Jones (applause). Alderman Jones, in accepting the gift, said he was extremely grateful for this token oi appreciation of his services. He acted a9 solicitor to the incorporation movement in 1897, end undoubtedly, although they wen disappointed on that occasion, what they then did had a great deal to do with the foundation of the further application in 1903, which was successful (applause). He had been very proud to be associated with those who wem around him, and other prominent townsmen; in the work of securing the Charter (applause). He was perfectly convinced that already they had had abundant proofs of the benefits of tha charter, and in the years to come he was satisfied that the town would derive very great benefit from the charter (applause). He assured tha deputation that the silver ornament would lJ. very much prized by himself and his family. Mr. J. Plews, barrister, said it was now his duty to present the Mayor with a cheque foi £6968. 6d balance in hand on the incorpcratiou account, on the condition that the money was used to purchase a Corporation mace (laughter). The Incorporation Advisory Committee carried out the whole of their duties, and paid all theii debts, and they thought that the balance in hand could not be better utilised than in the purchase of a mace, and if the Mayor thought iit he might add something to the amount. He (Mr. Plews) was proud to say that he took an active part in the incorporation movement. He had been in all the fights from beginning to end (applause). Dr. Biddle said the Committee hoped a mace would add dignity to the Mayor and Cor- poration when attending public functions in the future.-—Mr. Arthur Danic], in a humorous srcech, said he was not accustomed to address the Council from outside the bar, and he hoped he would not always have to do so, but thoughi he would again some day address the Council from within the bar (applause). The County Borough was indebted to Alderman D. W. Jones for what he did in the early part of the Incorporation inquiries, and the committei thought that those who sowed the seed wert entitled to the credit of the harvest (applause). The Mayor, in reply, said the Corporation were delighted that the Committee had decided toido honour to one who had a great amount of spade work in connection with the fight foi a charter (applause). For over half a century the struggle for a charter went on, and he was pleased the townspeople had recognised deserv. ing labours (applause). To receive a, chequ. for the purchase of a mace was a pleasant sur- prise to him, and he was sure the Corporation would consider at once the question of providing a suitable mace which would be worthy of tht borough (applause). A mace would be a great acquisition. He was sure the inhabitants would bo delighted to hear of the successful end of the incorporation committee's work (applause). On the motion of Councillor Dan Thomas, a small committee was appointed to carry out the wishes of the Committee.

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