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THE DISTRICT COUNCIL BANQUET. On Thursday evening last Mr. T. It. Bailey, J.P., the chairman of the Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council invited the members of the Council and a few friends to a banquet at Bentley's Central Hotel, in order to commemorate the occasion of his election to the chair. The company was a brilliant one, and in addition to the genial host, consisted of Messrs. D. W. Jones (vice-chairman of the District Council), Thomas Jenkins, J.P., Henry Watkin Lewis, J.P., John Lloyd Atkins, D. Davies, John Harpur, David James, Evan Lewis, John Lewis, William Lewis, Joseph Owen, John Roberts. Dan Thomas, and V. A. Wills, memljers of the Council Dr. T. J. Dyke (medical officer), T. W. Goodfellow (collector), T. F. Harvey (surveyor), Rowland Hani, ( bookkeeper), and Gwilym C. James (clerk) Edwin R. Adams (Penarth), Col. D. R. Lewis, Rev. Peter Williams fPentrebach), George A. Wooley, W. L. Daniel (official receiver), Dr. J. L. W. Ward, Rev. Alfred Hall, Taliesm Thomas, H. W. Southev, J.}'. (Mertki/r Express), J. Thomas (IVextern Mail), J. G. E. Astle (So,utit Wales Ihiiht Xevs), and E. R. Evans (jlerlhp" Timet). Other gentlemen had been invited, but failing to come sent letters of apology. Among these were Messrs. D. A. Thomas, M.P., W. Pritchard- Morgau, M.P., Walter Bd!, J.P., Henry Lewis, Thomas Thomas. Rev. J. G. James, W. M. North J (stipendiary magistrate), E. P. Martin, J.P., IN-illian, Evans, J.P., F. T. James, and Thomas Griffiths (London and Provincial Bank). A most recherche banquet had been prepared by Mr. Bentley, whose catering was everything that could be expected. The following is the II03S Unities d'Ostende. rOTAOES. I'rintaiaer a ia Royale, Puree do Tomates. roissoxs. Turbot, Sauce Hollundaise. Cotelettes de Saumon, Sauce Tartare. K.NTBEES. Civet de Lie. ve. Ris ti8 Veau a la Richelieu. (Quenelles de Veau. ROTtS. !toa"t Beef, Sauce Raifort. Roti d'Agneau Sauce Men the. Dinde braisee aux Marrons. T.F.Gl'MKS. Haricots Verts. Choux Marins. Epinards. Petits Po:s, Ponunes de terre. Choux-FIeurs. GiBIER. Faisan Roti Sauce Anglaise. Pommes Frites. Pcrdreaux Roli. KXTRV.MFTS. Pommes a )a Bonne Fenime. Creme au Caramel. Tarte aux Pommes. Pudding aux Amandes. District Council Pudding. Gelee au Marascpun. SAVOl'RlES. Croutes aux Anchcis. Croutes aux Laitances. DESSERT. Raisins. Ananas. Poirs. Museatelles. Antantles. Xoix. Comfitures de Fruit. On the removal of the cloth the Chairman moved the toasts of "The Queen" and The Prince and Princess of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family," each of which were heartily and loyally honoured. Miss Davies, of Troedyrbiw, prize-winner at the Carnarvon National Eisteddfod then entertained the company to a selection of Welsh airs on the harp and manipulated the national instrument in a way which gained for her loud and continued applause. The Chairman proposed the toast of The Bishop, Clergy, and Ministers of all Denonrnations," and oaid it would be a sorrv day for this great country when God's name was lost sight of. Every one of those around the table desired that their minister" should always be supported and represented at such gatherings as these (htar, hear). Personally he could say that he welcomed them and always felt delighted to help the minister:) to whatever denomination they might belong (hear, hear). He coupled with the toast the name of the Rev. Peter W illiams, Pentre- bach, and the Rev. Alfred Hall. The Rev. Peter Williams in responding, remarked that it was always a pleasure to witness the manner in which this toast was proposed and responded to. However great the diversion of opinions in assemblies of this kind might he, he believed that this toast was warmly proposed and well received. They heard a £ ood deal these day-, about Christianity, about the Church and about the pulpit, and they were often told that the pulpit of this day had not the power of the pulpit of the days gone by. People who made use of expressions such as those did not believe in the fundamental principle of Christianity, and that was faith in their God (hear, hear). Whatever their deficiencies might be lie believed with all humility that the ministry of the various branches of the Church of God in this country never in any period of its history possessed a larger number of eminent scholars and divines. He hoped the day would be far distant when the standard of the ministry would he lowered. There was One above who well knew the needs of the times, and who always provided in His own wisdom for these emergencies. The Church of England from the bishop downwards to the very lowest among the unbeneficed clergy of the Church and among the other great denominations were all aiming at the good of the community, and endea- vouring to do God's work in their own way, and they always received eo-operation and help from the lay- men and women of the neighbourhood, and he hoped they would continue to do so as long as the clergy and ministers did their duty to the best of their ability, faithfully and conscientiously to the glory of God. The Rev. Alfred Hall also responded, and said that all those engaged in the work of the ministry realized that by these expressions of feeling they were simply wishing a hearty goodwill to their pastors. A deal was said regarding the differences be:.ween the clergy and the ministers, but when everything wag considered their fields of lal)otir did not lie so far apart after all. In conclusion, he would suggest that the spirit of religion might be introduced into the council chamber. "Behold how good a thing it is to see councillors dwell together in union;" and he hoped that until the time when they would be called upon to give reports of their stewardships their gatherings would be very harmonious, endeavouring to cat ry on good work for the good of the community. Miss Eleanor Jones, Penrheolgerrig, next gave an excellent rendering of "For all eternity." Mr. W. L. Daniel, in rising to propose the toast of "The Houses of Parliament," congratulated Mr. Bailey on his election as chairman of the first District Council, and believed he might take it that the acceptance by the councillors so generally of the invitation was indicative of their very hearty co-operation in the work which came before them from time to time (hear, hear). He could not but admire the large-hearted magnanimity which had made Mr. Bailey invite his fellow councillors to (he hoped) inaugurate an annual event in connection with the public life of Merthyr (applause). Some years ago it might have been dangerous to have asked him to propose the toast of "The Houses of Parlia- ment," but since he had become associated with such gentlemen as Mr. Thomas Jenkins and Mr. Dan Thomas and others, his political views had become broader (laughter). He did not think that either party need be ashamed of having such leaders as Sir William Harcourt and Mr. Arthur Balfour (hear, hear), and if he might be permitted to say it, it was in the same spirit as those gentlemen treated Imperial politics that local politics should be treated on their public boards (applause). The members would lose none of their dignity or of their independence by acting towards each other in a similar manner (hear, hear). Regarding the great conflict pending between the two Houses of Parliament, he felt sure they would find some nice way of meeting each other, so that the legislation of the country might move again in pleasant wheels, and so that the people might enjoy those great privileges which was their great inheritance (hear, hear). They had felt ptoud of the achievements of the old Local Board of Health in the past, for it had led the van with regard to sanitation. Its great sewerage irrigation scheme, and other improvements initiated by the Merthyr Local Board, had been copied by other authorities. He hoped that in the immediate future the House of Commons would still further extend the powers of local bodies, and he was not at all sure whether there were not in the room that evening gentlemen who in the immediate future would be members of the House of Commons (applause). He did not wish to name anyone, but he could name gentlemen of both parties present who would do honour to any constituency (applause). A soner, My love and I," by Miss Nellie Davies, was the next "item on the programme, and Miss Davies, who is possessed of a remarkably rich con- tralto voice, charmed the company with the excellence of her rendering. The Army, Navy, and Reserve Forces was pro- posed by Mr. Wills, who did not consider himself a fighting man unless people thought that those who fought with the tongue were as good as those who fought with the sword. Having congratulated the chairman on his election, he hoped that the next year's chairman would treat them in as kind a manner as Mr. Bailey had done (laughter). Every British subject respected the Army, the Navy, and the Reserve Forces, whose motto was Defence and not Defiance," and he believed that there was not one soldier who would shirk his duty should any great national danger be impending. Living in an inland town, they knew very little of the navy, but they were not far from the port of Cardiff, and if that once fell into the hands of the enemy it would l>e a poor look out for Merthyr. He had to couple the name of vi E the genial Col. Lewis with the toast, and moving as he did among the rank and file he had an opportunity of heating their opinion of him, and he was always known to be par 'eje-celkuce the colonel of the day (applause). Col. D. R. Lewis, in responding, congratulated Mr. Bailey on his election as the first mayor of Merthyr" (applause). He had risen to the occasion, and shown what Merthyr could do if it was in the proud position of being able to call its chairman a mayor. When an attempt was made to incorporate the town it was alleged by the opponents that they would never be able to find a sufficient number of gentlemen who would fill the position of mayor in a becoming manner. This had been disproved in the case of Mr. Bailey, and there were many who would be able to follow in his footstep (hear, hear). The great distinction between the army and navy of the British Empire, and the forces of other nations was that the latter were taught to fight for srlorv, whilst the word glory was almost unknown to the British soldier. The men were never taught that they were going to have glory for them- selves or for their regiments or their ships. They were told to do their duty (cheers). He wished to point out the fact that it was of the utmost import- ance that each Government should do all in its power to protect the great coal ports of the country, because it was those ports that fed the men-of-war, and if the coal supplies to their navy were cut short, there was every reason to fear that England would not be the tight little island it was supposed to be. Should an ironclad of a hostile nation steam up the Bristol Channel and throw one shell into the entrance of Cardiff Docks, then the trade of South Wales was done for. He sincerely hoped that some steps be taken without delay to safeguard the ports which were the means of giving life to their navy (applause). Mr. Sandford Jones next entertained the company to a splendid rendition of "Revenge." Dr. Ward proposed the toast of The r rban District Council," and said that this was the first time this toast had been proposed. He also congratulated Mr. Bailey, aud read a letter from Mr. W. M. North, the stipendiary, who expressed the pleasure he would feel when he had the honour of welcoming him on the Bench (hear, hear). Proceeding, Dr. Ward said that the history of Merthyr for the past thirty or forty years was one of progress, and the people had every confidence in the present Council, for it had been elected by ballot, and the ruling voice of the people had been heard (hear, hear). They all looked forward to that day twelve months when a similar gathering would take place, and when they might hear what good work had been done during the year by the first Urban District Council. Mr. T. H. Bailey, in responding to the toast, expressed on behalf of himself and all the members of the Council their obligations for the kind feeling which prevailed. They all felt the responsibility they had undertaken in looking after the sanitary affairs of the district, and although they did not all agree as to which way the work should be carried out, yet they all felt desirous of doing their best for the good of the community. They had a great desire to "ee the work done in the best possible manner, and for the least possible cost; and he felt sure that those who had met that evening to inaugurate the commencement of the work of the Urban District Council of this ancient borough, would put their shoulders to the wheel and show that they were able to follow in the footsteps of those who had gone before. Yet they felt it was a great responsibility to follow such men as Sir John Guest, Mr. George Clark, Mr. George Martin, Mr. William Jones, Mr. Thomas Williams, and others, wbr. had given the best years of their lives to the work which everyone in Merthyr appreciated. Proceeding, Mr. Bailey stated that the state of Mcrthyr 50 years ago was very similar to the sanitary condition of China to-day, and he sincerely hoped that the war now raging between China and Japan would result in the improvement of the sanitary condition of the former. He trusted that after the Council had sat for twelve months they would be able to show that the confidence of the public had not been misplaced (hear, hear). He would like the people to know that they had unity in the Council, even when they had a diversity of opinion (hear, hear). Diversity of opinion was good, but unity of action was better (hear, hear). Mr. D. W. Jones, the vice-chairman of the Council, was also called upon to respond, and said that so far the chairman of the Council had attended so well that he had not given him (Mr. Jones) a single chance to know what it was to be a chairman (laughter). He hoped for the sake of the Council Mr. Bailey would continue to attend in the same way as he had done in the past, and at the end of the term of office he l^elieved the work would lie satisfactory to the public at large (hear, hear). He could only re-echo the sentiments of the chairman with regard to the first District Council of the borough, and lie trusted that the work done would be satisfactory to all (hear, hear). In conclusion he congratulated the chairman on his election, but pointed out that he was only in office for three months, and that at the end of that term they would expect a repetition of that Imnquet (laughter). Miss Eleanor Jones having sweetly rendered "0 na byddai 'n haf o hyd," Mr. D. Davies proposed the toast of The Officials of the Council." He felt glad that they had such an excellent staff of officials, Referring to Dr. Dyke, Mr. Davies said that they always expected his annual report, which was a masterpiece, and a very valuable document. Mr. Goodfellow, the collector, performed his arduous duties in a way which reflected great credit upon him, and as regards the Clerk he felt sure they all respected him. He was always a safe adviser, and always endeavoured to keep his clients out of litigation. The surveyor and the book-keeper also discharged their respective duties in such a way that it was difficult to find fault with them (hear, hear). Dr. Dyke in responding, returned thanks for the very cordial manner in which the toast had been honoured. He was glad to notice that they had expressed their satisfaction with the work done, and promised that in future they would endeavour to do their duty (hear, hear). They could not but regret that in the past serious mistakes had been committed, but lie believed that there were errors of judgment more than anything else. Whilst he felt glad to know that the Council were satisfied with the work of the officials generally he felt, perhaps, more pleased that after a 30 years' trial they were pleased with the work which he had accomplished (hear, hear). Mr. Gwilym C. James, the clerk of the Council, said he felt deeply sensible of the manner in which the toast had been received. It seemed but yesterday since he first undertook the duties, but it was eight yeare since he had been appointed clerk. Since that time there had been a great and appreciable increase in the rateable value of the district, and year after year Acts of Parliament were being passed which imposed upon the officials greater responsibilities. In all these matters, as far as they could, the officials had endeavoured to further the interests of the authority. The new Council came into office with very great responsibilities. A great many of them were new to the work, and when they had gained knowledge and experience lie felt sure i they would be more able to appreciate the work which the officials had to do (hear, bear). There had been, as Dr. Dyke had remarked, in the past, unfortunate circumstances in connection with various matters. These were to lw exceedingly regretted, but as an official and a clerk he had always, as far as he could, endeavoured to advise the Board to the I best of his ability. If he bad erred at all-and he did not believe for a moment that be had erred-it was an error of judgment; but he was as strong as ever in the opinion that the advice he had given was the right one (applause). All he could say was that as long as he was clerk he would do his duty conscien- tiously (applause). Mr. Goodfellow, Mr. T. F. Harvey and Mr. Rowland Harries also responded. Miss Davies having given a harp solo, Mr. Harpur proposed the toast of "The press," which was respon- ded to by Mr. H. W. Southey, J.P. The other toasts honoured were those of "The Chairman," The Vice-Chairman," and "Mr. Bent- ley," after which the proceedings terminated ly the rendering of Hen wlad fy nhadau."
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THE MERTHYR COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICIALS. At the special meeting of the Merthyr Urban District Council, held on Thursday, Mr. T. H. Bailey, J.P., in the chair, Mr. Dan Thomas asked how long the officials of the Council were in London, attending before the special examiner of the House of Commons.—The Clerk said that the business was done on Monday, but of course the officials did not get to London and back on that day.—Mr. Dan Thomas said he wanted to know in order that he might have a voice in fixing the charges which were made. He had been given to understand that the Clerk and Surveyor were in London for three or four days.—The Clerk said he was not.—Mr. Dan Thomas: How long u-aq the Surveyor there.—Mr. Harvoy I went by the 4.35 train on Saturday, and returned on Wednesday. —Mr. W. Lewis thought that specific instructions should be given to the officials when they went away. A special meeting should be called to grant them leave.—Mr. W. Bell pointed out that the officials might be called to London on say 12 hours' notice, and in that case it would be impossible to call a special meeting. Besides, they might be informed that the Bill would probably come on for consideration on a certain day, and when they went up, might have to wait for two or three days. It would be most degrading for the officials to be compelled to call a special meeting before they could attend a summons which might come at any time.—-Mr. Dan Thomas said that the Surveyor had a horse that was simply eating its head off all the time the Surveyor was away. He did not believe the horse should be kept in the stable doing nothing when it could be used with advantage by other officials. If the woik in London was finished on Monday the Sur- veyor should certainly be on duty on Wednesday morning.—Mr. Evan Lewis: The excuse of hurry could certainly not be raised with regard to this visit. The Surveyor told us at a committee meeting on Saturday that he was going to London, and he could not say what he was going for; and I certainly think that the Council ought to know something of the ways and doings of the officials, and I quite agree with the remarks made by Mr. Dan Thomas about the horse. But the worst of it is that the horse was not only eating its own head off, but eating our heads off as well (laughter). 'The Surveyor had a number of workmen under his control, and you all know the old adage When the cat's away tke mice will play" (renewed laughter). Besides, I don't think it is right that Mr. Harvey should live at Cefn. He should by all means reside in the town. I hope that in future the officials will acquaint the Council of their visits to London and elsewhere. I do not wish to speak unkindly of the old Board, but I must say that formerly the officials did verv much as they liked but I hope that in future they will pay a certain amount of attention to their duties at home, and when they go away, let tho Council know what they are going to do.—The Chairman said that the matter was quite outside the object of the meeting, but he had no doubt that the officials would give every consideration to what had lieen said, and he felt sure that the members ef the Council would be glad to give them any reasonable leave they requited.—Tiie matter then dropped. To the Editor. Sin,—As a constant reader of the Th/us permit me to sincerely thank Messrs. Dan Thomas, Plymouth Arms, and Evan Lewis, Dowlais (and I feel sure that I am only expressing the feelings of a great number of our townsmen), for their manly and straightforward conduct upon the District Council.I was a little pre- judiced against their candidature, and was strongly in favour of our late members, believing that a change was unnecessary; but now I am convinced that the old Board has not only made great mistakes, but carried everything in such a high-handed manner that their conduct became unbearable, the whole businex-; of a representative Board being done by a few. But thank goodnes", those days are over. At the last, special meeting Mr. Dan Thomas very properly called the attention of the Council to the visit of some of our officials to London in connection with the New Water Bill. What this journey will cost the ratepayers, I hope Mr. Dan Thomas will closely examine. Again, the remarks of Mr. Evan Lewis, that the surveyor should live in Merthyr, and not in another county, was most timely, ns he then could walk to his office, and so do away with the horse, &e which costs the ratepayers a large sum every year. The officials must remember that they are the ser- vants of the Council, and the Council the representa- tives of the ratepayers. We have an immense staff of all sorts in connection with our Council, and their weekly wage no doubt amounts to a very large sum. But when we consider the dirty state of our roads, and the dilapidated condition of our public pave- ments, which is a disgrace to our officials, it seems to me that it is full time our Council should thoroughly go into those matters, and insist that something tangible should be done to improve the good old town, and then the ratepayers would see for themselves that though the rates are high, we have some improve- ments to show for our money. It is full time the Council should look into those and other matters, for I believe, and that from observation, that our present staff is far too numerous in proportion to the work done. I thought to touch upon other matters which require looking after, but will leave them at present. I trust Messi-s. Dan Thomas and Evan Lewis will not be afraid to speak plainly and outspeakingly, which has not been done at our Board in the past, and I feel sure every ratepayer will wish more strength to their elbow."—I am, W. LKWTS.
MR. C. WILKIXS' "KILSAKOS." There is not much plot in Mr. Charles Wilkius' latest work, Kilsanos," described in the sub-title as a Tale of the Welsh Mountains." The story is told by a man who, having spent the best part of hit life in London, and having, like Odysseus, seen the towns and learnt the minds of many men, had retired for rest and relaxation to a lonely farmhouse on Kilsanos. The only name given him is The Exile," and but very little is told of his past. What lie was or had been we are not informed. His memory was a store- house of information; he knew something of every- thing, the bent of his mind was philosophic. In the farmhouse he soon won the friendship of John Jones, his wife, and their daughter Gwen. John and his wife are not paid as much attention as the daughter, who is a very interesting person. Then there is the vicar and his son, the latter proving by far the more important from the Exile's point of view. But the most important of all is Thomas, the philosopher, whote friendship was not gained without a determined effort. To Cwen and Thomas the Exile unburdens his mind, and philosophises on almost every conceiv- able subject. The theory of development, among other things, is frequently discussed. Towards the end of the book the Exile turns out to be a. spiritualist, which is rather a tedious business, ard not at all in harmony with the rural scene of the story. The mountain farmers of Wales cannot take kindly to a thing which serves only to tickle the jaded intellectual palates of the dissipated loungers of Cockney draw- ing-rooms. In the end the Exile dies, and so does Thomas. The local element is not strong. True there are allusions to local characters, Thomas him: elf being one of the old celebrities of the neighbourhood. Mrs. Crawshay, of Cyfartlifa Castle, is also referred to, and the origin and rise of Merthyr is graphically described in a few masterly strokes of the pen. There are references likewise to some local customs, such as sheep-shearing, and an old-fashioned Welsh funeral is descri hed, Still the local colouring is only occasional and superficial. Kilsanos is not racy of the soil in the same way as A Window in Thrums" is of Scotch rural life, or Rhys Lewis of Welsh life. Perhaps we are not entitled to pass such a criticism on the book. For the work purports to be written, not by a native Welshman, but by an "exile" from London. There is nothing of the snob in this "exile," as there is in some of his fellow-Cockneys who honour our country with their presence. He is one of nature's gentlemen, and like every man of true culture, he writes with sympathy and kindness of the people iu whose midst he sojourns. Tne book is well written. Mr. Wilkins wields a Een that is at once graceful and vigorous. He knows ow to interest his readers. On every page he has something to tell them that they will care to know, and with the cunning of the experienced literary artist he knows how to handle his materials, and how to present his wares in a most engaging and captiva- ting form. Here, for instance, is an apostrophe to the mountain :— gone there for in .ration. Chalmers always prayed aloud in hi? mountain rambling, aud the plaided shepherd would bear and listen, breathless, in awe. Christopher North,' good John Wilson, and the Ettrick shepherd, in common with the inspired John Eli as, and Christmas Evans, and Williams o'r Wern, and a host besides, have made the mountains ro-echo with solemn and eloquent prayer-pilgi-ini of the night heralding an eternal dawn More human in its interest is the follewing A clergyman of my acquaintance was one of the most interesting men. He was an admirable preacher with a rich, deep voice, finely modulated. In private life he exibited twodistinct characters, onea'dry, quiet humour, and a keen saresam that was relieved by a kindly twinkle of the eye. This characteristic was also the side generally shewn to the public but enter into close intimacy with him and you had the doubter. He was of opinion that a good deal of history was imaginative, and the eulogy of biography always coloured. He questioned much whether Shakesi>eare was not Bacon, and, if really not, contended that much attributed to Shakespeare was not his, and that which was really his own was over-praised, commenta- tors such as Payne Collier giving additional value by theirtouches lte bad a large acquaintance with Welsh literature, and here a?ain he revelled in doubt. The alleged antiquity of Welsh history was a fraud. Old lolo Morganwg had no basis to go upon. The Heroines of Wales were very garbled, Nell Gwynn being claimed, though born in Hereford, because the name was Welsh, and Mrs. Siddons from the accident of being born in Brecon, while a wander- ing troop of Thespians was located there. I had a great attachment to the clergyman, notwithstanding, but took care to go away when the doubt ngr humour came on. He also must have been a descendant of Thomas, the 'doubter of the twelve apostles." The volume is full of interesting reminiscences of this sort, of sage reflections on men and things dis- playing much thought and a ripe judgment. There is not a dull page from start to finish. The reader sits at the feet of the Exile, and is charmed with the things new and old which he brings forth from his treasury, There is always something worth knowing or worth thinking about. The printer has done his part of the work in a manner deserving of the highest praise, the paper and typography being all that could be desired. The cover, designed by J.M.S." is of a somewhat con- ventional character. (Cardiff Daniel Owen & Co. Is).
VAYNOR AND PENDERYN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Friday, Mr. John Rogers in the chair. Present: Messrs. T. Harpur, T. Morris, — Salathiel, W. B. Griffith, J. Parry, J. Morris, W. Evans, D. W. Davies, W. Meredith, — Price, M. Owen, W. Edwards, W. Williams, and W. Harries (clerk). STANDIXC, OBDKRS. —The Chairman reported that a committee bad met to draw out a code of standing ordets. Those orders bad been printed, and a copy given to each councillor. It was now for the Council to approve or otherwise of the rules framed.—A long discussion followed as to whether the chairman should be an cx-ofRrio member of all committees.—Mr. T. Morris and others thought he should be, in order that he might be fully conversant with all the affairs of the Council.—The Revs. W. B. Griffith, — Salathiel, and Messrs. Price, M. Owen, W. Meredith, and others, strongly objected to the r;e-o$ci'o principle. —Mr. Price proposed that the Chairman have a right to be present at all committees, but not to vote.—Mr. W. Meredith seconded.—Mr. T. Morris proposed tint the Chairman be a member of all committees, but not to be necessarily chairman thereof, each com- mittee choosing its own.—This was seconded, and ultimately carried.—There was also some discussion with regard to the rule that no councillor should Ve entitled to vote on any question which might affect his interests or the interests of his partner.—The question arose, whether this rule would affect members of the Council, supposing the allotments question came on for discussion.—The Chairman thought it would not, while others took the opposite view.—It was decided to get the opinion of the Local Govern- ment Board on the matter. THE PRESS. —The Rev. W. B. Griffith thought the Council, as M. matter of form, should pass a resolution to the effect that the press be admitted to the meetings of the Council.—Mr. W. Meredith seconded.—The Chairman thought this was unnecessary, as the meetings were public, and anyone was allowed to he present.—Rev. W. B. Griffith: Ratepayers only, Mr. Chairman.—The motion was carried. TREASCRER. -Tha Chairman proposed that Mr. T. Griffiths, London and Provincial Bank, Merthyr, he appointed treasurer of the Conncil.-Rev, W. B. Griffiths seconded the motion, which was carried. The security to be asked for is £200. WATKR CHARGES. —Mr. Harpur asked leave to oostpone the question of water charges, of which he had given notice of motion at the last meeting, The Merthyr Council were now revising their scale, and it would be well to wait until that scale was decided upon before taking any steps in the matter.—Mr. Price: Is not the present the best time to get the scale reduced ?—Mr. Harpur I do not see how anv- thing can be done just now. The time to approach the Merthyr Council will come later on.—The matter was postponed. NOTICES OF Monox.—Mr. M. Owen gave notice to call the Council's attention to the sanitary con- dition of Cefn.—Mr. D. W. Davies: The erection of urinals.—Mr. W. Evans: A seal for the Council.— Mr. T. Morris To ask the School Board to supply a dozen chairs for the use of the Council. PONTSTICILL WATER QCESTIOX. —Reported in another column.
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MINERS' CONFERENCE. A conference of Plymouth and Cyfarthfa Work- men's representatives was held at the Globe Inn, Merthyr, Councillor Thomas Thomas in the chair. After a lengthy discussion it was resolved that the time had come to form a central organisation for the whole of South Wales, and that a district be formed to consist of the Merthyr Valley also that the opinion of each colliery be ascertained by ballot, and the question decided whether this valley should form a separate district, or be joined with the Aberdare district. A resolution supporting the establishment of a pension fund for aged poor by the Government was passed. A letter was read from the Dowlais Committee stating that the men there wished to with- draw from the conference at present, as there was no strong feeling in favour of organisation should there be occasion in the future for the men of the three works to continue loey will be prepared to join the conference once more. Next Mabon's Day a con- ference will be held at the Globe Inn at ten o'clock, when Counoillor Thomap will read his paper on Labour representation. All members are iuvited to attend the meetisg, whigh will be tree.
MERTHYR GUARDIANS. Saturday. PresentMr. D. P. Davies, J.P., in • the chair, Mrs. Margaret Williams, Mrs. Emma Williams. Mrs. M. Williams, Mrs. D. M. Richards, Meagre. T. Williame, J.P., D. Davies, J. E. Mills, J. Lloyd, J. R«es, Augustus Davi«s, E. Edwards, J.P., T. H. Bailey, J.P., D. Evans, J. Edwards, K. Lewis, J. P. Williams, G. Seabourne, W. D. Powell, Thomas Thomas, Evan Lewis, J. Rogers, J.P., T. Jenkins, J.P., Dan Thomas, Rev. Canon Wade, Thomas Morris, Alfred Phillips, R. H. Rhys, Joseph Owen, M. Truran, .T.P., Lewis Evans, Rev. Father O'Reilly, J. H. Jones, W. Bell, J. P., E. M. Hann, and J. W. Morgan, together with Mr. F. T. James (clerk). VOTE OF CONIXUVEXCE. —Rev. J. P. Williams rose to move a, vote of condolence with the Rev. Aa.ron Davies in the great loss he had sustained through the death of his wife. There was a time to speak and n time for silence, and he thought this was a time for him to be silent. He would have to say, however, that Mr. Davies had sustained a great loss, for Mrs. Davies was a kind, tender, and inoffensive lady. Perhaps he might add also that she had been a mem- ber of the ladies visiting committee representing Gelligaer on that Board. Having been a close neigh- bour for a period of 20 years he could bear high testimony to the esteem with which she was held in the neighbourhood.—Mr. David Dav ies seconded the resolution, and said that whenever any affliction took place in the families of any of the Guardians it was the Rev. Aaron Davies himself who generally moved a vote of condolence with that Guardian. He felt sure the rev. gentleman had their entire sympathy as a Board, and tie hoped be would be able to sustain his great loss.—The motion was then put to the meeting and carried in silence. Our RELIEF. —The Clerk reported that the amount pa'd last week in out relief was as follows :—Aber- dare, £ 50 3s. 4d. Gelligaer, £ 38 8s.; Merthyr Lower, JE89 10s. lid. Merthyr Upper, 294 3s. 6d. non-settkd, £7 16s. removal to asvlum, E2 9s. 6d. making a total of j6290 Ils. M., and leaving a balance of £ 32 4s. 5d.—A cheque for JE52 4s. 5d. was ordered to be drawn. THE NEW -The Clerk submitted a copy of the new regulations for the governing of the Board of Guardians, which, after some discussion, were adopted on the motion of the Rev. Canon Wade, seconded by Mr. D. Davies, J.P. THE DIETART. —Mr. Evan Lewis, in accordance with notice of motion, proposed that the dietary of the workhouse should be so changed as to allow the inmates to have a little bread with their soup for dinner on Tuesdays. This, lie knew, would involve a change in the dietary table, but they would all agree that it war, only fair that the poor people should have bread, say 5ozs. to each male and 4ozs. to each female. The expense was so small that it would only mean an extra 6s. 3d. per week.—Mr. John Edwards, Treharris, seconded.—The Chairman said he quite agreed with the motion, and said that the matter had been brought under his notice by the Master.—The motion was then carried unanimously. CONGRATULATING THE GCARPIAXS. — Mr. F. T. Hircham. the luspector of the Local Government Board, who attended the meeting, at, this stage rose to state that be was paying a visit to each union throughout Wales, lie wished to congratulate the electors of this union upon having returned a very appreciable number of ladies upon the Board. He was certain that there would be plenty of useful work for them to do in the workhouse and in the Aberdaro Schools. Cases would occasionally come before them which no one would be able to understand so well as the ladies. With regard to the elections throughout Wales and Monmouthshire, he noticed that there were about 1,200 old guardians elected out of the 2,035 retained, and among the new members were 88 ladies. Only 41 co-optative memWs had been elected by the 51 unions of Wales. The Merthyr Union had returned 37 old members out of the 55 elected, and it was a credit to these gentlemen that their services were so well appreciated. lie liked to see an addition of new I)Ioo(l, lio%ve%-Pr, ,here were a lot of things said outside about the guardians. which the new members would be able to iind out, and which really they were sent to inquire into (laughter). But it should be borne in mind that the new members often came ill, in the belief that the guardians had neglected in some way of other to do their duty, only to find that those subjects they were anxious a.bout had already received consideration by the old Board. He would impress upon them that the most important work they had to do was to he in constant attendance at the relief committees, and not come to the Board meetings to let off gas (laughter and applause). He believed that evecy guardian should qualify himself to pass the chair—(hear, hear) -and he could not do that unless he was constant in his attendance, and knew the whole routine (hear, hear). The new members should be very careful of the relief given in kind, and in looking after the various officials. He did not see a single medical officer's sheet on the table. It was vety important that they should see that the medical officers regularly visited the sick poor. He noticed that that day they had not received any information from tiie doctors about the sick poor, and he hoped the attention of the medical officers would be drawn to that fact, and that the new members would take it up. Then as regards tradesmen's booke, he believed those should be sent up by the pay clerk, and having had a conver- sation with Mr. R. II. Rhys on that subject, that gentleman entirely agreed with him in saying that the different, articles ordered should be inserted on the book, so that great oare should be taken that the articles ordered were given, and not simply the value of the money expended. Certain tradesmen should lie selected, so that there should be no difficulty in seeing that the poor people received what they were entitled to have, and not the worth of so much money in any kind of goods (hear, hear). The previous day lie had inspected the Abt>rdare Schools, and there were a number of things required there of which they would receive due notice. In the meantime, he hoped the Guardians would pay surprise visits both to the Workhouse and to the schools, in order to ascertain that everything was going on in a proper manner, taking into consideration, of course, that they went there at reasonable hours, and did not interfere with the officials. He had prepared a small pamphlet on the duties of the Guardians, a copy of which he would send to the clerk. It had been written in Welsh and in English, and should it meet with their approval he woul be glad to send any number for dis- tribution on payment of the cost of printing.—Mr. T. Jenkins said he wished to correct Mr. Bircham with regard to the doctor's certificates, for they were T. Jenkins said he wished to correct Mr. Bircham with regard to the doctor's certificates, for they were sent in regularly.—Mr. Bircham explained that he did not mean the certificates, but a sheet showing that the medical officers had visited each pauper, and what the condition of the patient was.—Mr. R. II. Rhys said that this ought to be done, and the medical officers knew perfectly well that It was a part of their dnty. He would be glad if the clerk would write to the medical officers, and call their attention to the matter once more. The Guardians had doneso on various occasions, and the doctors for a while sent in their sheets, but neglected them again until they received another reminder.—Mr. Evan Lewis seconded, and said that he, together with Mr. Dan Thomas and Mr. E Edwards, had recently visited the Aberdare Schools, and found that in many cases the walls were in a deplorable condition.—Mr. K Edwards, J.P., who supported, said that the Pontypridd Guardians always insisted upon the medical officers sending in their weekly sheets, and it was regularly done. The motion was then put to the meeting and carried unanimously. Til 3 AGED POOR.—Mr. Joseph Owen gave notice that that day fortnight he would bring before tho Board for consideration the propriety of providing separate rooms for the old married couples who came to the house with a view of not separating them as heretofore (hear, hear). THE MASTER'S REPORT. —Mr. lVaroey, the master of the workhouse submitted his weekly report, which showed that the number admitted during the week was 26 discharged, 25 died, 1 total in the home 390, compared with 347 in the corresponding week of last year.
MERTHYR ASSESSMENT COM- MITTEE. Saturday. Present: Messrs. T. Jenkins, .T.P., W. Bell, J.P., R. H. Rhys, J.P., T. Williams, J.P., M. Truran, J.P., E. M. Hann, 1). P. Davies, J.P., John Rogers, J.P., J. W. Morgan, Joseph Owen and Thomas Thomas.—Mr. T. Williams was appointed chairman pro. ton., after which Mr. John Rogers moved and Mr. W. Bell seconded, that Mr. R. H. Rhys be elected chairman for the ensuing year.—On taking the chair Mr. Rhys said he thanked them very heartily for the manner in which they received his name, and he felt highly honoured in being selected. It was a very invidious position to hold, because a large number of personal friends came before him to appeal against the rates, and it was a very difficult thing to say no to a friend. Those, however, who had sat there for many years knew that lie had always endeavoured to conduct the business in an impartial spirit, and had tried to act fairly between the different parishes of the union and the ratepayers. If they had any grievance he listened to it with the greatest attention and although he bad been chairman for the past 20 years he did not think he had acted unfairly by anyone. They had carried on the work in a very amicable spirit, and in future as in the past he would endeavour to do his duty and satisfy them by the course he would adopt in the future (hear, hear).—A number of appeals against assessments were made, but were in each case confirmed.
SUNDAY TRADING AT MERTHYR. THE JUDGMENT. On Monday, at the Merthyr Police-court, the Stipendiary, Mr. W. M. Xortb, delivered his judge- ment in the case of Baptiste Berni, who was charged with Sunday Trading. The learned Stipendiary said that Berni having taken out a licence under the Refreshment Houses Act thus c-itiie under the same category as a man who kept a refreshment house. After taking into consideration the words of the Sunday Closing Act, he was of opinion that the house ought to be closed from the time of closing on Satur- day night to Monday morning. But seeing that the judgment was going to be appealed against he would only inflict a nominal fine of 10s. and costs. Upon the application of Mr. Kenshole the recognizance was fixed at JE50. Louis Franketti's case was adjourned sine die.
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TERRIBLE DRIFT ACCI- DENT NEAR DOWLAIB. TilE INQUEST ADJOURNED. A dreadful accident occurred at ttw No. 8, or Rluw Las Colliery, at Voehriw, the property of the Dowlais Iron Company, early on Friday morning. The men were jivit about to begin their daily work, and were passing along the drift to reach their various stalls. At the bottom of the incline a boy named David John Thomas was in charge of the points. According to his statement he shut down the block to prevent a wild run, but unfortunately the thing lie wished to prevent occurred, and with terrible results. Among those who were going to their work in the pit were two boys named respectively James Flye and David Henry Prosser, botli living in Sand-street. Whila walking down the drift, Flye heard the noise of a run- away train coming from behind, and endeavoured to drughiscompanicnoutof the liDe of its approach. I Prosser, however, appears to have been too frighteued I to know what he was doing, for instead of stepping aside ho ran down the drift. Five, in his frantic efforts to pull his companion on one side, did not know how near the tram was, and before he could realise his position he was knocked down, and the train in a moment more had caught Prosser, knocked him down, and passed over him. When the men came to see what had occurred they found that Flye had been pushed along- for some five yards, but strange to say had escaped with only slight injuries. His escape was little short of marvellous. Poor Prosser, however, had not been so fortunate. The terrible train had pushed him along for a distance estimated by some of the men at fifty yards, and was frightfully bruised about the head and body. He was altogether unconscious Both boys were carried home, and Prosser succumbed to his injuries about mid-day, while Flye, under skilful medical treatment, recovered more rapidly than had been expected. The news of the accident created quite a sensation in the lower part of Dowlais on Friday, and the unaccount- able manner in which it occurred gave l'i<'o to some extraordinary rumours. It will serve no good pur- pose to enumerate any of those rumours, but it will suffice to say that they were sufficiently serious to in- vest the inquest with peculiar interest. Mr. h. J. Rhys, the district coroner, held an inquest at the Dowlais Inn on Monday afternoon, to enquire into the circumstances attending the fatality. John Prosser said he was a night repairer, and lived at No. 2, Cross Sand-street. Deceased was his son, and was just over thirteen years of age. Deceased worked as a collier at the Rhas Las Colliery at Voehriw. He died at half-past eleven on Friday morning, having been hurt the same morning. He was very much injured about the head. Witness worked at Cvvmbargped. He knew nothiug of the accident, but was with his son when he died. James Flye said I live at 40, Sand-street, and I worked in the same pit as David Prosser. 1 was going in with him on Friday morning. I was walking down the main drift when the accident happened. I heard a tram coming on from behind, but I did not hear it until it was close upon us. I caught the deceased by the shoulder to get him out of the way, but he was too much frightened to do so, and I my- self was struck by the tram. He ran on down the road, but had not gone ten yards before he was caught. I saw him afterwarIs; they put him to lie by me I saw a cut on his head. He was found about thirty yards lower down than where I was standing when struck. I know David John Thomas, the hitoher, but I can't temenil>or seeing him before I went into the drift. I thought the tram was about 200 yards away, but it was coming at a tremendous rate, aud before I could get into a man-hold I was knocked down and was pushed onwards for about five yards.—By. Mr. Adams There was no man hole that I notice at the point where I noticed the tram. David John Thomas deposed: I live at 41, High- street, and am sixteen years of age. 1 am employed as a hitcher at tho bottom of the incline. I was at my work on Friday. I did not see Dav id Prossev and James Flye go in. My work was to first shut the z;1 stop block on tho empty road and after shutting it—I am quite sure [ shut it, although I don't think any- body saw me do it -I went to clean the points. Then I went to get the, empty tram down to the block. I did not look at the block again before going for the empty tram. When I was about a yard away I saw the block open it had been knocked against a blast. pipe dear. When I saw it open I tried to stop the the tram, and narrowly escaped being hit myself. Then the train ran wild. It was about ten minutes after I shut the block that the tram ran wild. In the meantime one carriage full of men- about five men- passed that way, but 1 was too busily engaged with my own work to notice who they were. No horses passed, only men and boy*. The block when open was in the "right position. The witness was again :l"lœd if he was certain he shut the block, but main- tained the accuracy of his previous statement. He (witness) had worked at tho same job for about two years. The accident happened shortly after seven o'clock. The block was all right on Thursday night when I left off work, and it was quite tight when I closed it. There is plenty of room between the stop block and the siding for people to walk alolir without kicking the block. I never before noticed the block opened after I had shut it.—In answer to a juryman, witness said that one end of the block was fastened to the ground.—By Mr. Adam The only tram that was on the line was the one that ran wild. Mr. Howell Jones said he was chief assistant- manager at the Dowlais Collieries. The accident occurred at a double parting on top of the west drift at Voehriw, No. 2 Pit. It was about 760 yards down the drift that the boy wm overtaken it was a single road all the way. It was more fully supplied with man holes than is required by the Act. The average space on each side of the line is about 3 feet 6 inches. Mr. Joncí; here produced a plan of the working, and gave evidence upon it. The block was so constructed that if the stops were kicked away it would open—it would slide along the rai!. The stop could be moved by foot or by hand, but it would have to be moved about ten inches. Nobody could, therefore, open the black by accident; if he kicked it lie must know what he had done. Supposing the block had been properly set by Thomas, witness did not think it could have been opened by inadvertence. Witness had made enquiries as to who had passed down the line, but as yet not been able to ascertain anything decisive. The Coroner said he could not let the matter rest where it was. A very serious occurrence had taken place, and a valuable life had been lost. He was not satisfied that all the evidence had been given, and he asked witness whether, if the enquiry were adjourned, he would he able to get fresit evidence, such as would if possible find out who had removed the block. If they believed the boy, and he had given his evidence very clearly and plainly, they must conclude that something more than a mere accident had taken place, especially since Mr. Jones had said that the block could not have moved by inadvertence.—Mr. Jones said lie would endeavour to obtain more evi- dence.—The Coroner: I should like, too, to have some corroboration of the boy's evidence, if it can be procllred.-In further examination by the coroner, witness said it would not be difficult for anybody coming up the drift to shift the block, but for anyhody to do so going down the drift, would be, he thought, impossible. -The boy Thomas recalled, said he saw several men going down the drift, but saw nobody c.,ming The Coroner Well, I am not at all dis- posed to let this case end to-day. It is very serious you can see that for yourself, Mr. Jones, and we must adjourn for a time in order that you may obtain additional evidence. A case so serious as this appears to be, cannot be met by a mere verdict of death from misadventure wo must sift it to the very bottom. I would not be doing my duty if I did not adjourn this case, since the evidence is so unsatis- factory. I should think that you, too, Mr. Jones are not satisfied.—Mr. Jones No, I am not; I can assure you that we wish the matter to be investigated as fully as possible.—The Coroner So I should say So far, however, as we have gone, it cannot be said that the evidence is satisfactory, and we must adjourn. Police-Inspector Cook said he had another witness, a man who said he saw the tram go over the block. That man said the block was closed. —The Coroner: Well, perhaps, his evidence may help us; if he saw the tram go over the block while "it was closed, it will of course open up a new phase of the case, but unless lie did see it, I don't see now his ev idence can be of much use. However, we will see what ho has to say. Daniel Lewis said I am a collier working at No. 2 Pit, Voehriw. My way to work lies through the drift. When I got to the double parting I saw nothing, but I heard the tram running wild, I could not see it. I was looking for my full tram. I saw David J. Thomas lie was coming up to mo after the tram ran wild; lie told mo that the tram was too heavy for him to stop it. We went to see the block after the accident, and it was then shut. How it was shut I could not say.—The boy Thomas recalled said that after the accident happened he shut the block again he was sure of that.—The Coroner: That leaves us exactly where we were before, Cook.—- Inspector Cook Well, he told me he saw the tram go over the block, and that the block was closed.— The witness said it was true he said the block was closed, but that was after the accident. He could not have said that he saw the tram, for he did not see it at all; he only heard it rushing along.— Inspector Cook to the Coroner He told me he saw it rush over the block and that's why I got him here to give evidence.—In reply to the coroner witness repeated that he did not see the tram.The coroner repeated that it was necessnry to have more evidence, and after consultation the jury were bound over in their own recognizances of J320 each to attend the adjourned inquest on Tuesday afternoon next at half-past one o'clock. W.
STEALING A QUILT AT MERTHYR At the Merthyr Police-court, on Thursday, before Mr. W. M. North (stipendiary), William Taylor was charged with stealing a quilt, value 8s. the property of David Beynon, of 'labernacle-court, Brecon-road, Merthyr.—Margaret Ann Beynon said that she and her husband lodged with the prisoner. On Tuesday she missed the red quilt produced and, in consequence of what she heard, she went to look for the prisoner, and found him in the Wellington Inn. On being asked for the quilt, he used very bad language and denied any knowledge of it.—Bridget Ross said that on Tuesday the prisoner asked her to pledge the guilt, which she did at Mr. Goodman's shop for Is. 5d. in her own name.—The prisoner said that he was in drink, and could not remember anything about the affair.—Miss Goodman gave evidence as to receiving the quilt in pawn, and P.C. Mallet proved arrest, and said that the prisoner was drunk. When he got to the Police-station he said, Fit tell the truth about it. I took the quilt, and got a woman to pawn it."— The prisoner was then charged by P.C. Mallet with being drunk and disorderly at Tabernacle-court on the same date.—The constable said that he found the windows of the house broken, and the furniture smashed to splinters.—For the theft hcwasnuedjBl or 14 days, and for being drunk 10s. and costs or 10 days.
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