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Labour Topics, [From Our Labour .-Correspondent.] Since my criticism of the District Council in connection with the Govern- ment Auditor's report, I am pleased to know that the Labour Councillors for No. 1 Ward, Messrs. Griffith Evans and W. H. Morgan, gave the report publicly to an open meeting of the Trades and Labour Council in the first week of October, 1908. Well done, Labour, you are to be congratulated upon your fidelity towards your electors. In this case it may be said Labour is justified of her children. I wonder what the Councillors of the other Wards have to say. Here is a. matter which should form the battle- ground of every contest during the forth- coming District Council elections, and especially so in those eases where Coun- cillors have been upon the Council the last eight to ten years. Following upon a resolution passed recently at the Pentre Trades and Labour Council, a conference of various Trades and Labour Councils of the two Rhonddas was held at the Workmen's Institute, Ton, on Friday, February 26th, under the presidency of Mr. T. Thomas., Pentre. A good representation was present. The subject was opened by Mr. T. C. Morris, pointed out the anomaly which exists here in comparison with other parts, and severely criticised the recent, additions to the magisterial bench, and further pointed out the unfair position which Labour was placed in, seeing that no additional repre- sentative of Labour had hern added to the Bench for twenty years. Mr. S. Dayment (Treherbert), Councillor Tom Harris (Tylorstowii), Mr. Rees (Peny- graig), Mr. Roberts (Pentre), Mr. M. B. Olivers (Mid-Rhondda), and a. represen- tative from Porth: took part in the dis- cussion. The discussion was marked with enthusiasm and indignation, and it was suggested to approach the Labour Party to raise the matter on the floor of the House of Commons. The following reso- lution was moved by Councillor Tom Harris —" That this conference of organ- ised Labour of the Rhondda feels with considerable regret that, in comparison with. other places, especially Monmouth- shire and the County Boroughs of Gla- morgan, the Rhondda has been deliberately neglected by those in authority, and fur- ther, that this conference now stand ad- journed until the Secretary (Mr. James 'James?) has secured a tabulated list of Labour magistrates created in the above places in recent years." At the usual monthly meeting of the A.S.R.S. (Treherbert Branch) on Sunday evening, a strongly worded resolution was passed protesting against the action of the Alliance Assurance Company making it a condition of employment that em- ployees must join the Territorial Army. It also viewed with grave alarm the acquiescence of the War Secretary, Mr. Haldane, to the proposal, and called upon the Labour Party in the House to tak& immediate action. It is expected that an I.L.P. candidate will be brought out against Dr. Thomas, the retiring Councillor for No. 4 Ward. If an election does take place, the recent Auditor's Report wilt furnish excellent material to heckle the doctor, and more so as he has occupied a seat upon. the Council for about ten years. The Rhondda Council has at last awakened to realise its responsibility A sub-committee chosen to consider the Government Auditor's report sat one day last week from 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.; another from 12.30 to G p.m. If it goes on at this rate, we must have payment of members. It is a great pity that its public are not made aware of the pro- ceedings going on behind the closed doors. I think we have a right to know. When will the ratepayers and electors arise to the occasion and demand it? When, oh when ?
A Child's Paralysis. Little Boy Helpless. Three Hospitals fail. Cured by DR. CASSELL'S TABLETS. Mrs. Watts, of Sheop Street Lane, Etchingham, Sussex, writes —" Eighteen months ago my little boy developed Infantile Paralysis. He was so bad that he could not stand, so I took him to a hospital, when lie was put in a plaster of Paris jacket, but he ivawtoo weak to wear it. Then I got him into another hospital, where he remained a long time, and yet another, but he got no better, so I took him home. He was practically helpless when I began Dr. Cassell's Tablets, but in three months lie could run about, and is now quite well. All consider his cure a miracle." Dr. Cassell's Tablets can be got at any chemists for lOVd., 1/H, and 2/9, and are a perfect cure for children's weakness, and nerve, stomach and kidney troubles.
Striking Tonypandy Evidence. One swallow does not make a summer, nor does one striking cure prove a medi- cine to be good. But when evidence is piled on evidence, proof on proof, case upon case, all given to us by neighbours, we must believe. For over two years I have suffered from kidney complaint," says Mrs. New- ton, 152, Kenry Street, Tonypandy. I had very sharp, cutting: pains in the small of my back; if I stooped I had much difficulty in straightening myself, so much so, in fact, that I had to take hold of some support in getting up. My legs and ankles also were swollen and painful. I had spells of dizziness, too, and saw specks floating in front of me. I took Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, and found very evidently that I had come across, the right medicine, for I obtained relief after only a few doses. By continuing for a time, I am pleased to say, the pills have done me a deal of good, and I am better in all ways. I can highly recommend them. (Signed) Eliza Ann Newton." Do you have to keep hard at work, day after day, though you feel more fit for bed? Does your back ache? Are you afraid to stoop? Are there pains in your muscles and stiffness in your joints? Are your nerves on edge? Does every change of the weather upnet you ? Are some or all these troubles yours ? Take them in time; they are serious warnings of still more serious kidney diseases. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are recommended for all forms of kidney and bladder troubles. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are two shillings and nine- pence per box (six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence). Of all chemists and stores, or post free, direct from Foster-MciClellan Co., 8, Wells Street, Oxford Street, London, W. Doan's are the pills that cured Mrs. Newton. 2810g
of T Porth Chamber- Trade. A meeting of the above Chamber was held at the Washington Hotel on Wednes- day evening last, when matters of great importance were discussed. Mr. D. M. Jones (Gladstone House) presided. Arising out of the correspondence, a- deputation was appointed to see Mr. Lake, of the Barry Railway Company, with a. view of securing*" a more con- venient train service between Barry and Porth in the summer. The Secretary had also received a reply from Mr. Beasley re the Llwyncelyn Bridge, but it appears that the T.V.R. manager had mistaken the bridge men- tioned for the Lewis Meithyr Bridge. It was resolved to write him again and to renew the application. A letter was also read from Mr. Isaac Edwards, secretary of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Federation of Cham- bers of Trade, stating that he would address their meeting on March 31st. Reporting on the Shop Hours Act, Mr. Williams stated lie had written to Mr. W. P. Nicholas (Clerk of the Rhondda. District Council), and had received a reply that it was necessary to have the signatures of two-thirds of the trades- people before the Act could be brought into operation. Upon this announcement, some of the members intimated that they ey were not aware of this previous to their public meeting, but Mr. Jack Morgjtn and others stated it had been made very clear at their meeting. The secretary's report was accepted, and the recent decision for early closing confirmed. Apropos of the Auditor's report of the Rhonuda. Council affairs, Colonel J. Thompson wished to make it very clear that it had not got to the press through anyone at Porth, but through the insru- mentality of a particular individual who pandered to the press and who resided on the upper side of the Council Cham- bers. He wished to clear the stigma off Porthites. Having interviewed Colonel James, of the Grange, Pontypridd, with a view to obtaining a company of Territorials for Porth, Mr. Wm. Evans and Colonel J. Thompson reported upon their visit and success. Mr. Evans briefly explained their reception, and how they immediately captured Colonel James' sympathies with the movement, and assurances of his support. Colonel Thompson then stated that since the interview, Colonel James had visited PorthA and their desire and request had been acceded (cheers). The Colonel had been in communication with the higher authorities, and they had embraced the idea. He had also visited Porth and had chosen a site, situated near Bethania Chapel. Colonel James promised to erect a temporary station, and also promised to see to its erection if the Chamber would co-operate with him in calling public meetings and adver- tising it as much as possible. The com- pany would be a separate one, and would be called the Porth or D Company of the 5th Welsh. He (Colonel James) also thought that he would be able to obtain a portion of Tynycymmer Fields for shooting practice (hear, hear). The Chamber1 expressed great satisfac- tion with the success of the deputation, and promised to give- the movement their heartiest support. Councillor T. Griffiths also gave assur- ances of his support. Several other matters were also con- sidered, amongst which was a proposal to better the condition of Hannah Street back lanes, which was brought, forward by Mr. Gummer.
District Council Election. No. 7 Ward. Last Wednesday evening, a public meeting of the inhabitants of Dinas was held at the Graigddu Schools to consider the claims of Dinas being directly repre- sented on the District Council. There was a good attendance of working men, and a strong feeling of resentment was yery plainly manifested towards the action of the Trades and Labour Council in their efforts to deprive the locality of its retiring member, Councillor L. P. Gri- ffiths, who has attentively represented the Ward for the past fifteen years. Mr. B. D. Jones, Graigddu, was selected chairman, and lie deeply regretted to hear of the movement which had been started by the Trades and Labour Council to deprive Dinas of its representation. The people of Dinas had been aroused as they never > were before, and everyone whom he had spoken to felt strongly against the interference of the Trades and Labour Council. The following resolution was moved by Mr. Thos. D. Evansx Dinas — £ That this meeting is of the opinion that Dinas should retain its direct representation, and pledges itself to* support and main- tain such a privilege. It also wishes to express its regret of the attemnt made by the Trades and Labour Council to ignore the wishes and the resolution of the Naval Colliery workmen against con- testing the seat at the forthcoming elec- tion. Also, in the absence of the Naval Colliery workmen selecting a working; man wlio is a resident of Dinas as a, suitable candidate, we pledge ourselves to support the retiring member, Councillor L. P. Griffiths, and to do our best to, return him successful at the poll." Mr. Evans then mentioned several reasons for supporting that resolution, and believed that everyone present there were also in favour of its proposals. Pre- vious to the redistribution of the Wards, about fifteen years ago, many localities were not represented directly on the Council, consequently those localities which were not represented failed to get their full share of improvements. The ratepayers fought against that injustice, with the result that the Council re-dis- tributed the seats so that every locality could be represented and the interests of each locality properly cared for. As you know," remarked the speaker, there is a movement on foot in the locality to deprive Dinas of its represen- tative" Dinas has enjoyed the privilege of being locally represented for the past fifteen years by Mr. Lemuel Price Griffiths, of Apple Tree Shop, and there are many things to be said in his favour. His past experience, and his faithful and constant attention to the requirements of the locality are qualifications which cannot very well be ignored. His past services demand our gratitude and future confidence." Mr. Wm. Richards seconded the reso- lution, and emphasised the importance of local representation. It was very difficult to obtain a better representative than Mr. L. P. Griffiths. Through its repre- sentation Dinas had received a good share of improvements. He desired a reform in the employment of Council workmen. A large number of old men could be em- ployed in repairing by-roads, such jobs given out to them on contract. Many a side road could bei kept in good order and the life of many an aged person could be made brighter, and he believed that no one could bring about such a. reform so effectively as Councillor L. P. Griffiths. Mr. Herbert Griffiths, moved a vote of confidence in Councillor L. P. Griffiths, and Mr. David Roberts seconded. Mr. John Bowriug supported. Mr, Martin Nolan and others expressed themselves strongly in favour of the retiring member.
Notices at Llwynypia. 500 Men Affected. On Saturday, a month's notice to ter- minate contracts was served to the 500 workmen employed at the house coal level belonging to the Glamorgan Col- liery, Llwynypia, owned by the Cambrian Trust, owing, it is stated, to the demand for this class of coal not justifying the management in keeping the works open. The seam worked is the No. 2 Rhondda. Mr. Ben Davies, agent of the No. 2 Rhondda District of Miners, will endea- vour, whilst the notices are running, to make arrangements to obviate a general stoppage, failing which the management will be askecl to find employment for the men in the other collieries in the district under the control.
Less Labour, More Health. -Pinkobolle Soap, the well-known disinfecting soap made by Messrs. Cros- field, of Warrington is not only an anti- septic soap, but is also the best and most lasting of all ordinary household soaps. It contains considerably less water to the pound than any pale or yellow soap, and therefore washes better, while at the same time it disinfects the clothes. Thus it brings more health with less labour. Two extra values are also given in the shape of a cake of "Erasmic" Herb Toilet Soap for every ten wrappers, and the distribution of £ 10,000 in free' cash gifts.
Labour J.P.Is for the Rhondda. A Workmen's Conference. A conference of representatives from tho various Trades and Labour Councils and Federation lodges of the two Rhon- ddas, convened by the Pentre and Dis- trict Trades and Labour Council, was held at the Workmen's Institute, Ton- Pentre, to consider the question of Labour representatives on the local magisterial bench. It was pointed out that in an industrial centre such as the Rhondda, where the Labour element was so over- whelmingly predominant, it was astonish- ing to find that during the last 20 years not a single Labour representative had been risen to the Bench, notwithstanding that Mabon had repeatedly submitted names of suitable persons to the proper authority. At the close of the discussion, the following resolution was unanimously agreed to: —" That this conference of organised Labour in the Rhonddas feel with considerable regret that, in com- parison with other places, especially Mon- mouthshire and the county boroughs of Glamorgan, that the Rhondda. has been deliberately neglected in the appointment of Labour J.P.'s, and that the conference stand adjourned until the secretary, Mr. James James (Iago Penrhys), compiles a tabulated list of Labour magistrates created in Monmouthshire and the county boroughs of Glamorgan during recent years."
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