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Jarrahdale Jarrah." I -— « — RECENT DECISION OF THE LAW COURTS I MR JAS. ALLAN'S CONTRACT. I Reconsidered by the Cardiff Corporation. The subject known by the above euphonious and alliterative title again received the attention of the Cardiff Corporation to-day. Mr James Allan. who holds a contract from the Corporation to supply blocks of Australian bard wood, wrote asking the Council, in view of the recent legal decision against him, to strike out from the terms of the contract the word Jarrahdale." Alderman Carey bad given notice of a motion, the carrying of which would have the effect of complying with Mr Allan's request. That gentleman, in submitting his proposition, pointed out that in drawing up the specifications the borough engineer was instructed to ask for tenders for Australian hard wood," and that Mr Allan's being adjudged by the committee to be the only tender which complied with the specification, he was permitted to enter into a contract to supply the Corporation with 1,035,000 blocks. Alderman Carey ad- mitted that Mr Allan made a mistake in naming his wood Jarrahdale Jarrab, but he bad paid for his mistake to the tune of 21,000. It was a mistake in geography. The Jarrahdale Jarrah Company possessed only 1.25h of a huge forest in Western Australia, but it so happened that they were the first to exploit the wood in this country. It had been confessed that there was no difference in the wood obtamed from that immense tract. Councillor J. RAMSDAMS seconded the motion. Alderman DANIEL LEWIS opposed the motion. Councillor Ramsdale, he remarked, had said he had a preference for Jarrahdale Jarrah. He only had a preference for seeing that the contracts with the Corporation were carried out in their integrity. He could not understand a body of men like the Cardiff Corporation selling them- selves-(Councillor Morgan Oh, oh !)—yes, selling themselves upon the altar of sentiment. When making up their minds as to the particular wood they should choose with which to pave the streets of Cardiff, the committee found that there were miles and miles of streets in London paved with Jarrahdale Jarrah wood but he would defy anyone to find a single mile of street in the Metropolis paved with Canning Jarrah. It bad been said that there was no difference between the woods, but this he denied. Canning Jarrah could be bought at 210 or 210 5s, as against Ell 5s for Jarrahdale Jarrah. This would mean a difference to the ratepayers of Cardiff of 91,300 if the motion of Alderman Carey were adopted. The judgment of Mr Justice Matbew was quite sufficient to convince any honest man that Jarrah- dale Jarrah was not a district but a wood. When Mr Allan's blocks were marked Jarrahdale Jarrah he agreed to the tender with pleasure; but he objected to a man running away from his contract. He hoped they would rise above this pett:fogging, miserable attempt at doing what was wrong. Alderman T. Rpirs moved an amendment— That Mr James Allan be requested to carry out his contract for the supply to this Corporation of Jarrahdale Jarrah blocks for street paving, and in case of bis non-compliance the necessary steps be taken to determine the contract and to advertise afresh for tenders." He was a friend of Mr Allan, but be could not stand by and allow Mr Allan to get the benefit of something like £1,000 of the ratepayers' money, which was the difference between Jarrabdale Jarrah and Canning Jarrah. Councillor F. J. BEAVAN seconded the amend. ment, saying since he had been in the Council he had never known so unrighteous a motion brought before it. The moral reputation of the Council and of the town was at stake in this matter. Councillor T. ANDBRWS claimed to know some. thing of timber, and he declared there was no difference whatever between Jarrabdale Jarrab and Canning Jarrab. Mr F. J. BEAVAN That's not the point. Councillor MORGAN MORGAN supported Alder. man Carey's motion. He could not understand Alderman Rees's amendment—(The Alderman I cannot give you brains," Laughter.)-He should never dream of looking to the aldermanio bench for that commodity. (Renewed laughter.) Mr James Allan was quite prepared to carry out his contract according to the samples he produced. After a prolonged discussion the amendment of Alderman Rees determining to advertise afresh for tenders was carried.

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