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Rhymney Valley Echoes. fBv 'rftECOWJBB."] "80 long as a water company allows the Water to trickle through the mains, in ever so fem&ll a quantity, it keeps them within the letter of the law though the spirit is left out." -COun. W S. Nash. Caerphilly with its Water Board question, ted Gellygaer with ite sewerage question, are both seeking to bring the other authorities into line with themselves, and unity of action, ttpity of responsibility* and unity of privilege. K* The ablest public men in the valley are seek- ing the unification of the valley, and that is Something. In every forward movement—by which I mean every advantageous movement- there is the rearward, and that this element is rather numerous is perhaps not to be wondered At.. The more agile and mobile spirits have more "Dr lees to keep the pace of the slowest among them. The late Mr. Evan Thomas expounded the real principle of the thing when he said, "the whole valley is one community." J Whether in the matter of Water Boards, Sewerage Boards, or any other important valley matter, nothing much can be expected until that principle is understood in its essence and acted upon. Bedwellty, Gellygaer, Rhymney and Caer- phillv are mere names—the keynote of local policies should be neither one of them, bat the fehvmney Valley. It will come to that as time rolls on, and the tide of population rolls in. But just now Sel- fish and petty interests are contending for then- own little parochial advantages, sometimes it seems much to the disadvantage of the rate- payers. If the ratepayers of the various districts choose a few more men like Ald. Phillips, Mr. W S. Nash, :1r Albert Thomas, Mr. Lewis Watkins, Mr. Hubert Jenkins, the Rector of Gellygaer, and Mr. Edward Richards, that unity, which would result in lighter burdens, 'will more speedily be realised. Shrewd busi- ness intelligence is the all which it is to the ratepayers' interest to concern himself entirely with. Mr. W. Coslet Beddoe spoke on Tuesday at ifche prize distribution at the Hengoed Girls' school with his usual intrepedity. When Mr. Beddoe gets up no one knows what he is going to say. That is the best of it. for what is the use of going to hear anyone say something that one knows he will say. No one, I repeat, knows what Mr. Beddoe will say, and so his speeches on these occa- sions are intensely interesting. And he says what he says generally with someone prodding him in the back or pulling his coat tails as a ihint not to say more; but when he is on his feet he will say what he has to fiay—and I ad- mire Mr. Beddoe for it, for his stick-bo-it prin- ciple. I So was it on Tuesday, and the report given 41 Mr. Beddoe's remarks concerning the past And present of the Hengoed Girls' School will be interesting to all in the valley, and, I say it sincerely, that among the Governors of the County Schools, Mr. W. Costlett Beddoe shines as the most outspoken. He sometimes fires with a double-barrelled r.. and if he fails to hit individuals, he majf more successful in his efforts on the multi- tude, for the multitude likes outspokenness.

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