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Rhondda District Council. The monthly meeting of the Rhondda District Council was held at the Council Offices, Pentre, on Friday, Councillor W. T. Jones, J.P., presiding. The at- tendance, included Councillors Dl. Evans (vice-chairman), John Williams, Morgan Llewellyn, Thos. Morgan, Wm. Morgan, J.P., W. D. Wight, J. D. Williams, J.P., W. H. Mathias, J.P., Ben Davies, R. S. Griffiths, Dd Smith, Morris Morris, Jos. Brooks, E. P. Davies, Edward Jones, Dr. E. N. Davies, Thos. Thomas, Evan Williams, Dd. Williams. Evan Watkins, Dd. Rowlands, D. W. Jones. Dr. W. E. Thomas, with the clerk, Mr. W. P. Nicholas, and other officials. A resolution was passed, on the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. R. S. Griffiths, authorising the Council to apply for powers for the construction of electric tramways, street widenings, the extension of time for the water undertaking, and the borrowing of the money necessary to proceed with the work. The Chairman referred to the death of the treasurer of the Board, Mr. A. S. Cobb, Pontypridd, and said the Council sympathised deeply with MBS. Cobb, who had lost a good husband, the children a kind father, and the Council an efficient officer. He proposed a vote of condolence with the family.—The motion was carried in silence. The Chairman further proposed a, vote of condolence with the family of the late Mr. J. W. Jones, a former surveyor of the Council.—Mr. J. D. Williams seconded, and the motion was carried. A letter was read from Miss Ada Alexandra, stating that she did not apply for a, theatrical license in respect of her circus at Tonypandy. The only license she desired was one for music and dancing, and this. when she made application to the magistrates, was readily granted.— The Clerk said that Miss Alexandra, ori- ffinally applied for a music and dancing icense. and her representative called and saw the deputy clerk, who pointed out that the proper course was to go to the magistrates for it, as the Council only granted theatrical licenses. He then asked that the letter should go before the Council, as he thought it advisable to have the two licenses. That was the reason why it appeared among the appli- cations for theatrical licenses at the last meeting. Mr. S. Duckworth, Theatre Royal, Ton- ypandy, appeared before the Council to apply for a theatrical license for the L Lyceum Theatre, Pentre, which would be completed on January 20th. It would be very hard on him to delay the granting of the license for a month, as several com- panies had been booked, and he would therefore lose hundreds of pounds.-After s'ome discussion, a committee was ap- pointed to visit the theatre, and if their report was satisfactory, the license would .be granted at the Gas and Water Com- mittee on the 25th inst. Mr. J. L. Wheatley. the Town Clerk of Cardiff, wrote asking the Council to sup- port a memorial to the Lord President of the Council on Education, praying that a grant be made for the ^Irpose of estab- lishing a Welsh National Museum in Whales.—On the motion of the Chairman, it was decided to support the appeal. A letter was read from a surveyor in Hampshire saying he intended applying s it for the position of chief assistant sur- veyor, but before doing so, he would like to know in what part of Wales the Rhon- dda was situated. He had searched the Local Government directory and the maps, and could not find such a place. (Laughter).—The Clerk said he had re- plied saying that he could not have shewn much intelligence in his search.(Laughter.) -Dr. Thomas remarked that he would ¥le further than that, and have stated that a man guilty of such ignorance n(n aPP/ (Renewed laughter.) The Roads Committee reported having ■r CJnv^ ia -D^ier ^rom engineer of the Taff \ale Railway. stating that the directors had accepted the offer made by Councillor W H. Mathias. on behalf of the Council of the sum of £ 7 10s. for the purchase of 7o square yards required for road widening at Ton, subject to the Council undertaking to remove and set back the hoardmor now standing on the land. -This offer was accepted, and Mr Mathias complimented on the excellent terms he had arranged. The resignation of Mr. W. Evan. Porth, as captain of the Porth Fire Bri gade, was received and accepted The committee's recommendation that the route from Maindy Crescent, Ton to Bwlch-y-Clawdd, with a branch road to Ystradfechan, be adopted, was accepted after some discussion, in which opposition was offered to the proposal. n The medical officer. Mr. J. D. Jenkins, in his report for November, stated that the births numbered 331, equal to a, birth- rate of 34.7 per 1,000 per annum. The I deaths from all canses totalied U^ equal to a death-rate of la.3 pei 1,000 per annum. The zymotic death-rate was 2.8 Ser 1 000; scarlet fever caTfted one £ h diohtkeri.. chiti? pleurisy, ini 0"2 ot lungs, 24; and consumption, J. lhe death-rate in the 33 great to and the zymotic death-rate 2.0. There were notified in November 24.7 cases of infectious diseases, as compared with 240 cases in October.
Rhondda School Board. Appointment of Treasurer. The Control of Secondary Education. At the monthly meeting of the Rhondda School Board, held at the Tynycymmer Hall, Porth, on Monday, the Rev. W. Morris, F.R.G.S., presided. The at- tendance included Miss Ada Jones, Rev. W. Lewis, R.D., Rev. W. Charles, Rev. Thos. Williams, Rev. Rowland Morgan, Messrs. Dl. Thomas, W. W. Hood, Dd. Lloyd, D. R. Jones, Jonathan Rees, H. Abraham, with the clerk, Mr. W. G. HoweUs, and the deputy clerk, Mr. T. G. Jones. The Late Treasurer. Before the ordinary business of the Board was proceeded with, the Chairman referral to the death of their treasurer, Mr. A. S. Cobb, Pontypridd. He was for 16 or 17 years treasurer to the Board, and they could testify to his obligiiig, straight and courteous disposition, and they were all sorry to receive the, news of his lamented death. In his branch he had proved himself not only an expert, but, an authority, and his treatise on finance had drawn high enconiums from such authorities as the late Mr. Gladstone and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He proposed that they enter on their minutes their appreciation of his services, and also « vote of condolence with Mrs. Cobb and family.—The Rev. W. Lewis seconded, and the motion was carried in silence. New Treasurer Appointed. Mr. H. A. Owen, of the London and (Provincial Bank, Pontypridd, wrote to say that Mr. James S. Thomas, Merthyr, had been appointed manager of the Pontypridd branch, and asked the Board to appoint him in succession to the late Mr. Cobb.—Mr. R. A. Lewis, manager of Lloyd's Bank, Pont" ridd, wrote saying he understood the Board would at their meeting appoint a, treasurer pro. tem., and he therefore applied for the appoint- ment.—Mr. H. Abraham proposed the appointment, of Mr. R. A. Lewis as trea- surer pro. tern. The new manager was a stranger to them.—Rev. Thomas Williams seconded.—The Rev. W. Lewis proposed the appointment of the new manager of the London and Provincial Bank. Mr. Lewis, in his letter had stated that. he was the treasurer for nearly all the public bodies. If that, were so, was it not right to share those privileges? Why should one bank have all those appointments? The locality was indebted to more than one bank for kindness in connection with business transactions, and they had been well served by Mr. Cobb, and through him by the bank. Thus they had every reason to believe that their treatment in the past would be repeated in the future. He thought those things should be divided, and he saw no reason or justifi- cation for haying only one bank for all the public bodies in the place.—There was ic no seconder to -the amendment.—Mr. Hood supported the appointment of Mr. R. A. Lewis, which was agreed to.—A suggestion of the Chairman was adopted, instructing the Finance Committee to the terms and agreements submitted by the banks in applying for the permanent ap- pointment, with a view to guiding the Board in making the appointment. To Celebrate St. David's Day. On the motion of Mr. Hood, it was decided to give a half-holiday to all the schools on the Thursday following St. David's Day. Ystrad Science School. The School Management reported that since the Board of Education had only approved the Ystrad Higher Grade School for 240 children, they (the committee) deemed it unnecessary to appoint an ad- ditional assistant for this school, in place of Henry Davies (resigned). The Board of Education now wrote saying they were unable to recognise the present premises as providing accommodation for more than 210 children.—On this subject, in accordance with notice, the Lewis proposed that a second teacher or science in place of Mr. Henry Davies be appointed. The science side of the Ystrad Higher Elementary School was understaffed, and it required 58| hours a understaffed, and it required 58-li hours a week to properly carry out the require- menst of the code, whereas the school was only open 28A 4 hours. After making com- parisons between the higher and lower &Hj|nts, the Yicar said it would be a serious thing for the Board if they were only awarded the lower grant. Through «?ess'°^ the Board they had i ,,Science School at Pentre, al- fnr Higher Grade had been there wW.vTh'VeiaiS' an<* Was the only school the inf* een called a "model" one by School Maafei?^et.t^fds th6 In Lieu of Incorporation. Communications were read from the Executive Committee of School Boards (Wales and Monmouthshire), asking the Board to pass the following resolution (a) That there should be one local edu- cational authority, having, under its con- trol both grades of education, primary and secondary (including technical) in areas of reasonable and suitable size, not too large nor yet too small." (b) That such authority should be directly elected for the purposes of education alone." (e) That all schools maintained wholly or in part out of public funds (imperial or local) should be directly under the, control of the local educational authority." rJ^ie Rev. W. Morris proposed that the Board express an opinion in favour of the above, and that the resolutions be sent to the local members of Parliament, the Duke of Devonshire, Sir John Gorst, and all the authorities.— Mr.Hy. Abraham seconded, and the motions were carried without discussion. Building Matters. The Building Committee reported hav- ing received a communication, from the Board of Education consenting to the Board's proposal to provide a centre, for the instruction of 160 pupil teachers and probationers, and stating that their final approval of the premises was deferred until the plans were again before them in connection with the proposed Porth Higher Elementary School. With reference to the question of ac- comodation at Pentre School, raised by Mr. D. R. Jones at the last meeting of the Board, the Committee recommended that the extensions already decided upon, be proceeded with. The matter could, if necessary, be further considered during the progress of the work, bearing in mind the question of utilising the old premises of the Ystrad Higher Grade School after the completion of the proposed new Higher Elementary School. The Clerk reported that, in order to further relieve the pressure on the accom- modation at, Gelli, and to facilitate the work of the contractor in carrying out the extensions, he had arranged with the church authorities for the, temporary use of the Gelli Mission Room at, a rental at the rate of £18 per annum. The Architect reported that wet and frosty weather had very much interrupted progress at the new schools in course of erection. The Finance Committee recommended payment of accounts amounting to £4,734 9s. 6d. The returns of the attendance officers for the three weeks ended Decrmb(v 13th, showed the average attendance of children at the schools to be 20,222.1. equal to, 80.7 per cent. The School Management, Committee reported having received six applications for the post of certificated assistant master at Porth Higher Grade School. As the case was one of urgency, they had in- structed the, Clerk to offer the post to Mr. Abel J. Jones (certificated assistant at Treorchy Boys' School), whose ap- pointment they recommended. The Committee recommended that the undermentioned teachers, whose extended apprenticeship expired on the 31st Decem- ber, be appointed to the schools mentioned after their names: J. Jones, T'reorchy, to Ynyswen Boys'; Cadivor Thomas, Cwmparc, Park Mixed; Daniel H. David, Pentre, Treorchy Boys'; Thos. H. Howells, Pentre, Treorchy Boys': Walter E. Chillington, Ton, Ton Boys'; Thomas E. Rees, Pentre, Gelli Boys'; Margaret E. Williams, Ton, Pontrhondda Mixed; Louisa G. Jones, Barry (re- signed); Rees R. Davies, Penygraig, Cymmer Boys'; Evan R. Jones, Williams- town, Williamstown Boys'; Margt. A. Phillips, Treherbert, Dunraven Girls; F. Hutchings, Treherbert, Treherbert Girls'; Janet Davies1, Treherbert, Ynyshir Girls'; Phoebe Jones, Treorchy, Park Mixed; Eunice M. Morris, Ton, Ton Girls'; Elizabeth H. Jones. Ystrad, Bodringallt Girls'; Emma, Parker, Fern- dale, Tylorstowh Girls'; Edith M. Yarnall, Mardy, Pontyewaith Mixed; Miriam O. Lloyd, Ton, Penygraig Girls' • Emily J. Evans, Porth, Porth Girls'; Marv J„ Griffiths, Treorchy, Treorchy Infants'; Elizabeth M. Price ,Treherbert, Treherbert Infants'; Elizabeth Gowe, Treherbert, Ynyswen Infants'; Florence Wilkins, Treorchy, Ynyshir Infants'; Esther A. Evans, Pentre, Pentre In- fants' Jane Morris, Ton, Bodringallt Infants", Edith Davies, Barry (resigned) Margaretta. J. Morris, Ton, Tonvpaudy Infants'; Alice M. Churchill, Trealaw, Trealaw Infants'; Florence J. Rees, Fernclale. Aberllechau Mixed; Elvira Jones, Ferndale, Tylorstown Infants'; Emma Edwards, Tylorstown, Ferndale ..Infants' Meliorai Williams, Penygraig, Dinas Infants'. Mr. Thomas Ayres, science master at the Ferndale Higher Grade School, wrote! resigning his position, as he had obtained an appointment in Germauy. The tender of Mr. Alban Richards, Pentre. of £ 7,978, for the erection of new premisesl for the girls' and mfants departments at Pentre, and the extension of the Pentre Boys' School.
Ystrad Police Court. Monday.—Before the Stipendiary (Mr. J. Ignatius Williams), Alderman E. H. Davies, Alderman Wm. Morgan, Messrs. D. W. Davies, J. D. Williams, W. T. Jones. Deserting the Army. Wm. Henry Davies was charged with deserting from the Welsh Regiment. According to the evidence of Inspector Gill, defendant went to the Porth Police station, and gave himself up, saying he had deserted from the, Welsh Regiment at Wrexham in a drunken fit two years ago. He had only been in the army nine weeks, and sold his clothes at Chester for six shillings.—lie was remanded to await an escort. Drunks. Amongst those fined for drunkenness were: Smith, Ton-Pentre; James Nicholas, Pentre; E,van Smith, Pentre; George Harries, T'reorchy; Wm. Lloyd, Pentre Charles Miles, Ton-Pentre Thos. WTilliams, Treorchy Thos. Morris, Tre- orchy Dd. Jones, Treorchy; James Hy. Williams, Pentre; Griffith" Evans, Pen- tre; William Owen, Ton; John Gethin, Treherbert; Dd. Morgan, Treorchy; Evan Reed, Gelli: Cornelius Ward, Gelli; Wm. John Davies, Gelli; Uriah Hooper, Gelli; John Jones and William Jones, Treherbert; Joseph Brown, Tre- orchy Samuel Smith, Ti-eorchy; James Hinder, Treorchy; Ernest, Cook, Cwm- parc; Henry Allen, T'reorchy; Wm. King, Treorchy: Dd. Morgan, Treorchy; James Hy. Williams, Pentre; and Evan Owen, Gelli. Owen, Gelli. Disorderly Behaviour. Barnabas Edwards, Gelli, and Fred. Emmanuel, Treorchy, were fined 10s. and £1 respectively for disorderly behaviour. Ivor Samuel, Wm. Robert Jones, Abraham Hughes, and Lewis Morgan, Treherbert boys, were summoned for dis- orderly behaviour in the, streets on Sun- day, December 29th. There were pre- vious convictions against Hughes and Morgan, who were fined 7s. and 8s. re- spectively, the other two being fined 5s. each.—The Bench remarked that in future the police would have power to summon the parents as well when the children did not behave themselves. Theft at Tonypandy. Benjamin Chatham a collier, of T'ony- pandy, was charged with stealing a mackintosh, value £ 1 19s. 6d., the pro- perty of Mr. Thos. Evans, draper, Tony- pandy. Prisoner admitted the offence, and as he had previously been convicted for stealing watches, he, was now fined 92, or a month's, imprisonment. Miscellaneous. Peter O'Brien, Treorchy, was fined 10s. for driving with only one light. Joseph Davies, Ton, was sent to prison for seven days for subjecting himself to danger by sleeping between two furnaces at the Gelli Colliery. John Phillips, Pentre; Thos. Meredith, Cwmparc; Evan Lewis, Gelli; Wm. Jones, Mountain Ash; Jld. James Jones, Gelli; Henry Manning, Treorchy; Aaron Cohen, Ton; and Thos. Davies, Ton, were fined for committing nuisances. A Unique Case. A case, unique to the Rhondda Police Court, was that, in which George Walker, shoemaker, Gelli, a deaf and dumb mute, was summoned by another mute, Elizabeth Thomas, Avondale Road, Gelli, to shew cause why he should not, contribute to- wards the, maintenance of her child, of which she alleged he was the father. The case presented considerable difficulty to the Bench, complainant being unable to read or to understand the manual alpha- bet, which was signed to her by a young man named Thomas John, who acted as interpreter. The services of the Rev. E. Rowlands had therefore to be requisi- tioned, John communicating with him on his fingers, and Mr. Rowlands in turn eliciting his information from complainant by signs. As the evidence was slowly unfolded, it transpired that defendant visited complainant at her house in her father's absence, and was seen by P.S. Davies leaving the premises on two occa- sions under the influence of drink. When spoken to by Mr. Rowlands, the mission- ary, defendant did not, deny the, pater- nity, but said he would fight the, case, in the police court. The following day he absconded.—The father, Joseph Thomas, asid he had not seen the defendant in his howse, so the case was adjourned until Monday next, to enable complainant to call a witness, Mrs. Curd, who is alleged to have seen the parties together.
Ystrad-Rhondda Cymrodorion. An acknowledged authority in the musical sphere, ,I.uT. Tom Price, Merthyr, addressed the Ystrad Cymrodorion at Bodringallt vestry on Wednesday evening. The permanent chairman, Nathan Wyn, being absent, the chair was efficiently filled by the pastor, Rev. T. D. Jones. The subject was The Old Welsh Musicians," and a very interesting lecture was given, which was attentively listened to by a sympathetic audience, and in the end the lecturer was highly complimented for his interesting lecture.
Treorchy and Treherbert Perfeot Thrift Building Societies. In these days of society bubbles and scares, it is, most refreshing and re- assuring to note that in our midst, there are Building, Societies and others which we can safely consider to be in the most flourishing condition. Chief among such institutions are the Perfect Thrift Build- ing Societies of Treorchy and Treherbert. Their history from their inauguration ten years ago is simply a record of re- markable progress, and the attainment of unprecedented success. Indeed, it is stated on reliable authority that the Tre- orchy section is comparatively the fore- most of its type in South Wales, and such a statement is presumably confirmed by the last annual report issued. Therein it stated that, the membership almost reached 400. The receipts during the year were over £ 1,400, while C720 was advanced on mortgage. The balance at the bank at the end of the year was E689 9s. Id., while the total profits of the society up to date amount to L845 16s. 4d. The liabilities and assets account show subscriptions to be E5,3,50 13s. lid., while there is due on 36 mortgages, the sum of E4,792 18s. Od. This reveals the healthy state of the society, and while the Treherbert section, of more recent constitution, does not reach the above figures, it must be remembered that they have had occasion to pay out several large amounts due on death claims—a number of which have been paid out at Treher- bert. The members of both societies have therefore cause for gratification, and must place implicit confidence in the directors and /ieir untiring secretary, Councillor E. P. Davies, Treorchy. By the lamented death of Ald. Walter H. Morgan, Pontypridd, who acted as solici- tor to the societies, the directors were called upon to appoint a successor, and very recently the choice fell upon Mr. Walter P. Nicholas, a. partner in the firm of Messrs. Walter Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas, Pontypridd, and who a. few months back was also elected clerk to the Rhondda Urban District Council. In acknowledgement of that honour, Mr. Nicholas, invited the directorate to a sumptuous dinner, which was held at the Stag Hotel, T'reorchy, on Wednesday I last, the catering being done in the unapproachable style of the landlady and hostess, Mrs. Morgan. There were pre- sent the following —Treorchy district — Rev. W. Morris, F.R.G.S., Mr. Dl. Thomas, ironmonger, Treorchy; Mr. Tom J. Davies, printer Mr. Thomas Griffiths, bootmaker; Mr. E. S. Morgans, commis- sion agent, Bute Street Mr. Dd. Thomas, T.V.R. Mr. E. R. Brunt, assurance agent; directors—Mr. DI. Phillips, .sur- veyor, and Mr. W. H. Owen; members' auditor and from the Treherbert branch, Councillor Evan Watkins, and Messrs. Rd. Evans, tailor; Peter Hancock, James Roberts, Dd. Goodridge, there being absent owing to illness Messrs. Evan Morgan, O. Galloway, and Mr. Roderick (surveyor), Treherbert, with whom votes of sympathy were passed. Supporting Mr. Nicholas were, Mr. W. T. Jones, D C., .1 ,P chairman of the Rhondda Urban District Council, and Mr. John Hopkin, accountant to the same body. The Rev. W. Morris, on behalf of his co- directors, proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Nicholas for his generosity. He could not resist adding his testimony to the all round abilities of Mr. Nicholas. They all had held the deepest respect and veneration for the late Alderman Walter H. Morgan. They now welcomed Mr. Nicholas in their midst as, a capable suc- cessor. The District Council had been very. fortunate in securing Mr. Nicholas's services as clerk, and they as representing the Perfect, Thrift. Building Societies of Treorchy and T'reherbert had been equally fortunate in retaining such an efficient solicitor. By dint, of unflinching, energy and perseverance Mr. Nicholas had worked his way on, and he (the speaker) had only to hope that in the near future they would be able to herald Mr. Nicholas as their first town clerk of the Rhondda Corporation, and either Mr. W. T. Jones or Mr E. P. Davies as their first mayor. (.Laughter. ) He had every pleasure in submitting the vote of thanks, which was p^0ni? *n aPProPi'iate terms by Mr. ltd. iLvans, Treherbert, and carried with acclamation. Mr. Nicholas made a briei but pointed reply. He wished to thank the movers of the vote for the kind words and expressions made in reference to him, £ j which he hoped to live up to. He nad been a most intimate friend with the proposer, whom he had found a most con- scientious and devoted worker in all the public work he undertook. He thanked them as directors for their appointment of him as their solicitor, though he had practically done the business of the society for years. He was pleased to bear testimony to the flourishing condi- tion of the societies they represented that, night. He could venture to say that they were established on a, most, firm, sound, and business-like basis, for which they could congratulate themselves. He felt bound to pay compliment to their ener- getic and painstaking secretary. He (the speaker) was looking forward to the near future when he and his, family hoped to become residents in the Rhondda, which others had tried to make them believe was unusually common. To the contrary he had found it, and therein he had met the best and kindest of friends.—Mr. Dl. Thomas, ironmonger, said the Perfect Thrift Societies of Treorchy and Treher- bert were generally considered to be the best of their kind in the Principality, and this gratifying fact, together with the pains taken by the directors in the in- terest, of the members, should be made known to the. locality, so that the con- fidence reposed in them should remain un- tarnised and unabated, a remark which was corroborated by Mr. James Roberts, Treherbert, and supplemented with a few additional remarks from the Rev. W. Morris, who, dwelling upon the achieve- ments of their own society, admitted that some did collapse, but should not be taken as ai criterion of the general status of Building Societies. They could produce stupendous figures that were distinctly encouraging, and the rubJic should be ac- quainted of the facts, whereby they were enabled to contribute weekly payments to the society, and eventually become house-owners. Mr. W. H. Owen, who acted as auditor jointly with Mr. W. P. Thomas, said it was a pleasure to audit the accounts submitted them, and which he had found to be worked on the right system." Everything was in good order, and obtainable with a minimum, of trouble-a, state of affairs due to the keen insight of the secretary, Mr. Davies.— Mr. Rd. Evans, Treherbert, added his tes- timony, and said that outsiders did not exactly know their doings, but added that they should exercise patience. They were gradually improving, the prospects were good, and by being united they should be able to foretell glorious news, and go on assisting each other in the best way possible.—Mr. W. T. Jones, D.C., J.P., in response to a request, also spoke, and said he was, pleased that the Building Societies had appointed such an able man as Mr. Nicholas as their solicitor. He was glad to note the great progress and marvellous work done by the societies^ bearing forth good fruit; and he hoped it would be a stimulation to the working classes, who should perceive the advan- tage of joining such institutions. He joined in the bestowal of compliments, and with such a hard-working secretary, a fine body of directors, and keen auditors, the society would of necessity flourish as he heartily wished them to. Hearty votes of thanks were proposed the hostess, Mrs. Morgan, and the secretary, Mr. E. P. Davies, who, in reply, stated that the success achieved was primarily due to the co-operation of the directors.
Disclaimer. John Morgan, 42, Charles Street, Clydach Vale, wishes us to state that he is not the John Morgan, of the same address, who was charged at Ystrad Police Court, last Monday with assaulting two girls at Blaenclydach. The first named is an ardent Salvationist, and bears a good character, and as the names are the same, we give publicity to this disclaimer. The person charged, who is about 19 years of age, was a lodger, and not the, tenant, who is 45 years of age. Mr. Morgan (the. tenant) is the publica- tion sergeant-major at Clydach Vale of the Salvation Army, and is the "cham- pion boomer of Wales.
The Doctor's Question. Sir, -Allow me to second your contri- butor, "Pioneer," on this important question. I am heart and soul for con- structive policy among us as a, working class. I fear we are too desirous to go and fight the masters than to give a little attention to our own—to throw the. glove down rather than take the trowel in hand and build a. little now and again on our social architecture. Sir, O! could I but whisper to the heart of many a collier, Awake! "Arise!" Are we not the brewers of our own destinies? Is not health a great heritage ? It is not likely that every workman would give his utmost attention to preserving his own-his life -if he was left his liberty to do so? Are we not. likely to select the best qualifica- tions possible—an M.D. rather than a mere Licentiate? Gwr a phen a chalon yn hvtrach na Phiccadilly toff! Let every working man think it over well, and agitate to abolish the present system of colliery doctors, and pay direct salaries. 1 ask every collier for his vote and in- terest—I am, etc., "DROS Y GWIR."
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