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Rhondda District Council.

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Rhondda District Council. The monthly meeting of the above Council was held on Friday last, Coun- cillor Edward Jones. J.P., presiding. Other members present were: —Coun- cillors Dr. E. Thomas, W. H. Morgan, Tom Evans, Lewis Hopkins, L. P. Griffiths, Ben Davie.51, Dr. A. G. Tribe, Walter Williams, H. K Malt-by, David Smith, W. P. Thomas, Thos. Thomas, J. D. Williams, W. D. Wight, W. H. Mathias, Thos. Griffiths, D. R. Jones, David Williams, W. T. Jones, D. C. Evans, Danl. Evans, Tom Harries, Tom George, Griffith Evans, R. S. Griffiths, Thos. Davies and William Thomas, to- gether with the Clork (Mr. W. P. Nicholas), the Surveyor (Mr. W. J. Jones), and the Medical Officer of Health (Dr. J. D. Jenkins). The ordinary business of the Council was preceded by a special meeting of the Education Committee, at which a report dealing with the rules, regulations, salaries, &c., of teachers was discussed and agreed upon. The Council aho sat for a number of hours dealing with what is known as the Glamorgan Water Deal. Councillor J. D. Williams said lie wished to draw the attention of the Council to a statement made at Tonypandy during the recent election. The statement was that he (Mr. Williams) had received from the Council a sum of no less than one hundred guineas for going up to London to give evidence against the Pontypridd Water Company. That was absolutely untrue, said Mr. Williams, and in the face of the statement having been made, he would be glad if the Council would be kind enough to- make a statement to that effect. The amount he actually received in respect of the time he was in Londonl was £ 10 3s. "I think," added Mr. Wil- effect. The amount he actually received in respect of the time he was in Londonl was £ 10 3s. "I think," added Mr. Wil- liams, it is grossly unfaIr to me. to make a deliberate statement of that kind on a public platform. It was intended as a reflection upon me, and I think it is also a reflection upon the Council. The Clerk You were naid 3s. for lOt days in London, including hotel ex- penses and cab fares. Dr. Thomas said that the best thing that could be done would be to bring this man to make an apology. There were a number of lies going about, and if any- one said anything like that about him, lie would bring them to law about it. Dr. Tribe asked whether any record of members' attendances for the current year had been published. The Clerk said that the records were not yet made up. and could not, there- fore, be published. Dr. Tribe: How can you explain the existence of an alleged record which has been circulated in Treorchy ? The Clerk: I cannot explain, unless the printer had turned publisher. A letter was received from Mr. Flack, postmaster at Pontypridd, acknowledging the receipt of the Council's letter in reply to a communication received from him a month ago re non-delivery of letters on Thursday afternoons. It will be remem- bered that at that meeting Councillor Tom Evans expressed a view that others lived in the Rhondda besides shopkeepers whose interest ought to be consulted. Mr. Evans now said that since that meet- ing he had had considerable new light upon the question, and lie would like a further discussion upon it. The Clerk: You must give a notice of motion. Councillor Tom Evans These postmen want one half-holiday in the week, and I think it is only right that it should be given them; it is done in every large town throughout the country. Councillor Evans then gave a notice of motion that at the next meeting of the Council he would move to rescind the resolution passed at the last meeting. There were two applicants for the post of Assistant Medical Officer of Health, viz., Dr. T. S. Higgins, M.B., B.S., B.Sc., Palmers Avenue, Grays, Sussex; and Dr. John Lambie, M.D., Ch.B., Tooting Gravney. London. The latter was appointed. The post is worth R250 per annum, rising by annual increments of t25 to £ 350. A letter was received from Mr. Hugh Williams, draper, Bute Street, Treorchy, in which he complained of the action of the General Rate Collector, Mr. Evan Llewellyn, in returning him a cheque whích lie had sent in payment of his l'ates. The Clerk said that once proceedings had been taken, the Collector could refuse to accept a cheque from anyone. Mr. Llewellyn, Rate Collector, said that upon receiving the cheque, he made enquiries at the bank, and had an inti- mation that the cheque would not pass. Councillor W. P. Thomas said that by the time the cheque would be presented at the bank for payment. Mr. Williams would have enough money to meet it. Mr. Evan Llewellyn This is not the first time I have had to summon this man. and I have had to summon him no less than ten times since 1903.

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