Tariff Reform Meeting at Porth- The Old National Schoolroom, Cymmer, Porth, was the venue of a strong meeting, under the auspices of the South Wales Tariff Reform Federation, on Thursday evening, the 12th inst., under the presi- dency of Mr. E. S. Williams, M.E. The principal speakers were Alderman Lewis Morgan, Cardiff; and Mr. Henry Long- staff, Newport. In opening the meeting, the Chairman expressed his pleasure in presiding over a gathering in connection with the Tariff Reform Federation. He would like to dis- abuse their minds, however, of one phase of the question, and it was this—that, although a Tariff Reform meeting, it was not necessarily and essentially a Conser- vative one. The Tariff Reform movement generally was not essentially associated with the Conservative cause. There were thoroughgoing Conservatives, as a matter of fact, opposed to it while, on the other hand, there were strong Liberals in its favour (applause). It was good to s so many interested in Tariff Reform. He would not waste their time in a lengthy introduction of Mr. Lewis Morgan, as he was a veritable Peter among the Tariff Reform Apostles (loud laughter and cheers). Alderman. Lewis Morgan received an ovation on rising to speak. He said he had intended explaining, as Mr. Williams had, that Tariff Reform was not a Con- servative question. It was refreshing to one who so often dealt with party politics to undertake to deal with a distinct sub- ject. He intended dealing with it from such a completely detached standpoint that there was a danger that a, section of the audience might leave under the im- pression that he wa.s a strong Liberal (laughter). He would not risk giving them a headache by recapitulating a host of intricate and wearying figures, but would treat with points of agreement. One point was-and an indisputable one—that unemployment in this country was a problem of alarming growth. The present Prime Minister—with whom they all sym- pathised in his present illness—(applause) —had stated that three millions of people in this country were on the point of starvation. This was considered correct, because of the overcrowded state of the workhouses and the number of people who received outside relief. Also there were strenuous efforts in every direction to pro- vide work for the unemployed and to relieve their distress. These facts tended to show that all was not well in the land; that there was some mistake which wise men ought to be able to rectify (applause). One heard the remark sometimes that some men liked work so very much that they could lie down beside it. He didn't think, however, there were any of this kind in Porth (laughter). He had nothing to say concerning this sort of workman; buo he believed that every healthy work- ing man should be able to find some (hear, hear). As Tariff Reformers, they were convinced that Tariff Reform would do away with a very large proportion of un- employment (applause). The investment of capital resulted in wages. The more industries there were, the more work would be found. He, therefore, impressed upon them the fact that British manu- facturers were investing large sums of money in France, Germany and other pro- tective countries, erecting factories, &c., and getting foreign workmen to do their work. They did this in order to dispose of their commodities in those countries un- restricted by protective tariff, and at the same time they could send them into England free (" Shame "). This meant an immense loss to this country in ratable values and wages. The burden of taxation was becoming greater and greater. The Chancellor of the Exchequer was seeking new things to tax so as to increase the revenue. There was a suggestion that they should pay more for their beer. Per- sonally, he thought they had to pay enough already (laughter and cheers). The necessary increase should not come from the pockets of the working men, nor their employers, but from those who at present sent goods to Britain free of charge (applause). It was said that Tariff Reformers wished to tax the people's food, but this was all cant, as many articles of food-including currants, raisins, tea, cocoa, coffee and chicory—were already taxed (applause). Taxing these things, which could not possibly be produced in this country, increased the price of food without assisting our own manufacturers at all. Something should be done to safe- guard our own industries from foreign competition. Many were already crippled. Britons could always turn out better work than other workmen, but by getting their Governments to subsidise them, foreign competitors were able to sell cheaper and compete unfairly with British workmen. They were all believers in Universal Free Tra "C. They welcomed German competi- tion, only let it be fair competition (cheers). Tariff Reform was making head- way. People were beginning to think for themselves. Devon, Hereford, Hastings, and Worcester proved this. It was no small matter, but one of terrible import- ance. It was the only means of removing the skeleton from Britain's cupboard. Britons were proud; they wanted work, not charity. They should not have to immigrate to foreign lands to find that work (applause). The future settlement of this question rested with the electorate, concluded the speaker. Are you going to demand fair competition, or are you going to allow British trade to leave this country? (Loud applause). Mr. Henry Longstaff, who followed, pointed out that there was a tariff on many articles of food already. On an ounce of tobacco, costing 3Jd., there was
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Pupil Teacherships Examination. Important for Parents. At a meeting of a Sub-Committee ap- pointed by the Rhondda, District Council to deal with the arrangements for the forthcoming examination for pupil teacher- ships, Dr. W. E. Thomas presiding, the following recommendations were, made, and subsequently adopted at last Friday's Education Committee — (a) That arrangements be made to hold an examination of intending candidates in April next or early in May, to be con- ducted by the Director under the same syllabus as last year, and that the selec- tion of candidates: to be apprenticed be made from the list of successful candi- dates at this examination. (b) That in the event of the number of successful candidates at the above exami- nation being insufficient to fill all the vacancies for pupil teachers, the Director be authorised to submit to the Committee for selection applicants qualified by other examinations. (c) That the Director write to the parents of all pupils in the Council's Schools who have already passed the College of Preceptors' Examination, in- forming them that if such pupils desire to become candidates for apprenticeship they must sit at the examination to be conducted by the Director. It was also recommended that the sum of tlO 10s. be paid to the Director for conducting the forthcoming examination and preparing his report thereon.
The Property Market. Mr. Charles Richards, auctioneer, Pontypridd, offered for sale by auction, at the Royal Hotel, Trealaw, on Monday, the 9th inst., four lots of property belong- ing to the estate of Patrick Hallesy, Dinas (deceased). There was a good at- tendance and brisk bidding. The total amount realised was zC962 10s., which, we understand, was much more than had been anticipated. Messrs. Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas acted as solicitors for the vendor.
Band Recital at Porth. The Cymmer Colliery Brass Band is one of the oldest organisations in the town. It harks back over thirty years, and it is a matter of no little surprise that it has kept going, and going vigorously, with- out a single break, during this long period. Its president, is Mr. Thomas Griffiths, M.E., J.P. (agefit of the Cymmer Collieries), and its conductor is Mr. Geo. F. Martyn (cashier of the same concern). A more unselfish body of men it were im- possible to find. Times out of number have they volunteered to place their ser- vices at the disposal of local religious and charitable institutions in need of monetary assistance, iwith the result that pretty well all the town is directly or indirectly indebted in a collective sense to the band. The time has now arrived when the conductor and his men feel that they need an entirely new set of instruments, and to found a fund for this purpose a series of three recitals were given last week; one at St. Paul's Room (Tuesday), Taber- nacle Chapel, Hannah Street (Thursday), anu the Workmen's Library, Cymmer (Saturday). Mr. Wm. Evans (Thomas & Evans), the Rev. W. Thomas (vicar of Porth), and Mr. Thomas Griffiths were respectively the chairmen. On Tuesday, at St. Paul's Room, Mr. Wm. Evans (Thomas & Evans), in his introductory address, said that Porth people had not often the opportunity of shewing their appreciation in tangible form of the band's services to the town. The band had certainly helped to make life happier with their sweet music. Refer- ring to the somewhat thin attendance, Mr. Evans remarked that he took it for granted that the remaining two concerts, being that they were held in buildings more get-at-able, would be packed, and he solicited the audience's co-operation in advertising them well. In his opinion, Porth people would not knowingly and wilfully be indifferent to the band's call for help (applause). He had to apologise for the absence of one of the artistes (Mr. W. D. Lloyd), but he was pleased to 'announce that Mr. Alf. Jenkins had con- sented to fill the gap. The programme was then proceeded with as follows —March, Uncle Sammy" (Holzmann), the Band; overture, Songe D'Or" (Carbon), the Band; song, Kathleen Mavourneen," Madam W. 0. Griffiths; humorous march, Oh, you Women" (Lincke), the Band; song, Mary," Mr. W. Davies (encored); selec- tion, Pride of Wales" (Round), the Band; song, Llwybr yr Wyddfa," Mr. Alf. Jenkins (encored); flute solo, "I Puritani" (Bellini), Mr. Evan Jenkins; song, Once again (Sullivan), Mr. W. Davies; valse, "Ohaine D'Or (Donard), the Band; song, The Last Watch" (Pinsuti), Mr. Alf. Jenkins; selection, Pick of the Basket (W. Williams), the Band; song, 0 na byddai'n haf o hyd (Davies), Mr. Alf,, Jenkins; galop, "Out of Breath ("Faust the Band; finale, God save the King," the Band. Dr. R. D. Chalke, M.A. (principal of the Rhondda. Pupil Teachers' Centre), in returning thanks to the audience on behalf of Bandmaster Martyn, referred to the varied programing*, which ranged from Uncle Sammy" to the Pick of the Basket," and, very appropriately for a concluding item, Out of Breath (laugh- ter). The object was to assist the band to obtain new instruments. The doctor then individually named the artistes- Madam Griffiths,, Messrs. Alf. Jenkins, William Davies, Evan Jenkins, and Ed. jDiVans (acco,iiipaiiist)-remarking upon the excellent talent. Mr. E. M. Llewellyn (Cymmer Bridge Wine Stores), in seconding, remarked that Dr. Chalke's able remarks were not in the least overdrawn. Referring to the band, Mr. Llewellyn had known it as an organisation for the past 30 years. It had borne an excellent reputation, and although new faces were constantly to be seen in it, the band's efficiency was still retained. As to the artistes, although they were in a little difficulty at the start owing to the absence of one they hau performed their part nobly (applause). In conclusion, he would remark that Madam Griffiths created an excellent im- pression by her sweetly expressive ren- dering of Kathleen Mavourneen." Mr. William Davies (of operatic fame), though labouring under huskiness, sang beauti- fully and was warmly acclaimed. The flautist, Mr. Evan Jenkins (pupil of Mr. Tom Pearce) was highly eulogised by the chairman and Dr. Chalke for his tasteful rendering of the pretty aria. Mr. Alf. Jenkins was in grand form, and for his magnificent contributions, as well as for his kindly filling of the breach, he came in for special commendation. The band's choice and varied selections afforded unmixed delight. It is somewhat invidious to specialise, but we cannot refrain from alluding to the Songe D'Or," with its pretty theme for the first and second cornets—which received ad- mirable treatment from the soloists—and the Pick of the Basket," in which pretty well all the popular ditties of the day are heard and treated in a most engaging way. Another great favourite was the Pride of Wales," with the delightful old Welsh melodies, Morfa Rhuddlan," Dafydd y Gareg Wen," Rhyfelgyrch Cadben Morgan," &c., &c., linked in a successive chain of grandly harmonised modulations. Mr. Martyn's tactful and tasteful wielding of the bakon arrested one's constant admiration.
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a tax of 2 £ d.; and on a pound of tea there was a tax of 5d. They were seeking no new thing, but to reform an old one. Instead of raising revenue on things which could not be produced in this country, they should foster British industries, and at the same time raise revenue by placing a tariff upon manufactured articles. Raw material should be admitted free. Prefer- ence should also be given to our Colonies. Canada, had given Britain preferences, but through her own fault she was losing them. Only in the past few weeks a treaty had been signed for intermediate tariffs under which France was able to send to Canada silks and satins almost as cheap as Britain. As a result of the pre- ference given by New Zealand, 2 per cent. of their imports were from Britain. A perfect system of Free Trade between one State and another had long been estab- lished in America, who kept others out by protective tariffs, and a similar method was required between Britain and her Colonies (applause). The Chairman said that the need of protecting our industries was not felt so acutely in this district as in others. They, like him, got their living from a tram of coal. But there was one way in which they were affected; 50,000 more had been employed in the coal mines last year than in any previous year. Where had the additional men come from? was a question which had been put to him and others at the Home Office the other day. The answer they gave was: From other in- dustries." It was a serious thing for miners when workmen from other trades flooded the mining industry to that extent (cheers). Mr. Williams then moved the following resolution, which was carried nem con —" In the opinion of this meet- ing, it is desirable that a. change in the Fiscal Policy should be effected, and is further of opinion that if the Tariff Reform programme be carried out, it would remedy to a considerable extent the crying evils of unemployment." A vote of thanks to the speakers was ably moved by Mr. T. V. Williams, and seconded by Mr. Joshua Woodliffe; and to the chairman by Mr. Henry Longstaff, seconded by Mr. Jacob Madge, supported by Alderman Lewis Morgan. On the motion of Mr. E. S. Williams, M.E. (the chairman), seconded by Mr. A. E. Trotman, it was resolved to establish a local branch of the Tariff Reform Fede- ration. Mr. Trotman dwelt on the able and eloquent services of Alderman Lewis Morgan for the Federation in South Gla- morgan, an4 expressed the resolve that were he (Mr. Trotman) privileged to be a member of that small but exclusive inner circle," he would leave no stone unturned to woo the worthy Alderman to contest that constituency for Parliamentary honours in the Conservative interest at the next election.