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.
II BREAKFAST TABLE-TALK U — Ira g8paq "Don't be satisfied until Byou haVe tried VAN HOUTEN'S COCOA for SSj HOUTEN'S COCOA for SSj yourself. Once you do that you Will realize all We P0I should like to say for it."
Lecture on Education. Mr. T. W. Berry (Director of Educa- tion) gave an interesting and instructive lecture last week before the Aberdare Education Society. The subject was Education P's and The lecturer gave a, brief review of the history and administration of education before the passing of the 1870 Act, from 1870 to 1902, and thence onwards. He dwelt at length with education of the present in the light of the past and the hopes and possibilities of the future, freely criticising the errors of the day. An ideal system was referred to, and the p's and q's I relating thereto were freely discussed. The lecture was replete with anecdote and considerably enlightened by sidelights. A Great Walk. Walking 500 miles for pleasure, and incidentally for a wager, is a feat which few men would care to undertake, Still, that is what Mr. C. W. Allen, the cham- pion yalker of England, is now doing. This pedestrian is walking for a wager 500 miles in Wales. This long walk commenced at Swansea on Monday, April 5th, thence to Llanelly, Llandilo, Ammanford, Glanamman on to Pontardawe and through Morriston, and back again to Swansea. The walk was con- tinued to Neath, Aberavon, Port Talbot, over the mountains to Maesteg, then on to Caerau and Blaengwynfi, and from there over the mountain to the Rhondda. Mr. Allen came through the busy little townships of the Rhondcla, passing through Tonypandy and Clydach Vale on Thursday morning last, in the latter place calling for a rest and refreshment at Mr. T. J. Thomas'. Tredeezie Boot Stores, 196, Court Street, Tonypandy, who is agent for the Centurion boots and shoes, which brand of boots Mr. A11 en wag wearing. During his rest at Mr, Thomas' estab- lishment, a "Leader" representative had a short chat with him. Mr. Allen rests on Sundays, and derives his chief source of sustenance from the free use of a pre- paration known as Ovaltine, principally composed of chocolate, milk and eggs. Mr. Allen spoke very highly of this pre- paration. A query as to how he liked walking in Wales brought forth the reply that Wales ought to be called" Stollcylalld," owing to the many stones he had encountered on the way, in consequence of which his feet had suffered terribly. This great walk finishes on Saturday next at Lydney, in Gloucester.
Children's Concert at Pontygwaith. Oil Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, March 30tli and 31st and April 1st, three grand children's concerts were held at the Infants' School. The chair- men were respectively Mr. D. Davies (headmaster), Mr. Tom Harries, D.C., and Mr. T. W. Berry (Director of Education). The programme commenced with an open- ing speech by Miss Daisy Hoare, which was followed by a chorus, Cymru Bychain," sung by the choir, comprising over 150, under the able conductorship of Miss G. Rees. A lullaby song sung: by ten small children, each with a cradle and I doll, was much appreciated. A character sketch by Miss May Price and friends, and an action song by the boys, called the British Flag," were excellently per- formed. Miss Esther Richards, who recited Me," created roars of laughter. The gipsies, who were tastefully dressed, also did their work well. The. kinder- garten game, Duck and Ducklings," was I also well performed by the Second Class children. Much vigour was displayed in the next item, the recitation, "What I mean to be," as the different actors gave J their reasons for their choice of profes- sion. It was evident that mothers nad been busy during, the past week, since so many small girls took part in the Pinafore drill. The tableau prepared by tha lady teachers, representing Japanese," was well worth seeing. This was folio .ved by a laughing song, which ended the first part. The second part was commenced by a song, Roses Red and Roses White," sung by girls. The recitation, Little Tots," which followed, was a favourite item. In the next item, entitled "Eight Little Mothers," the audience found a difficulty in distinguishing between the little mothers and the big dolls. In the second tableau, Three Graces," Misses E. Davies, L. James and 8. Davies should be con- gratulated on their graceful pose. The next item allayed all fear of any foreign invasion, since the Soldiers of the King did not fail to impress the audi- ence of their sincerity, especially when the command to fire was given. The N "Nursery Rhymes and the "Quarrel Song between Misses Naomi Woolly and Sally Jenkins were greatly appreciated. The hoop drill was another excellent item, Misses E. Davies and L. James super- vising. The recitation, The Family- of Seven," and a song and drill, The Japanese," by the chorus, ended a plea- sant con-cert. The headmistress, Miss C. Davies, and her able staff deserve praise for their ingenuity and untiring efforts in steering the concerts to such a grand success.
Crippled by Bad Feet. r SORES HEALED AND NEW SKIN GROWN BY ZAM-BUK. Hard work ítIrld much standing—common experiences of wives and mothers—so weakened Mrs. Kirby's legs and feet that her skin at last completely broke down and refused to heal with anything but Zam-Buk. To a local reporter, Mrs. Kit by, who lives at 1, Buxton Avenue, West Didsbury, Manchester, said:- Two yearsl ago, following a break- down in health, my feet began to cause trouble. The skip became painful and inflamed and peeled off in .scales, espe- cially between the toes, where the flesh was particularly raw ,lInd painful. I suffered alat from my feet swelling; in fact, for three months I was a cripple indoors, unable to put boots or shoes on. Did your feet become so bad all at once? the reporter asked. Oil no! It was a case of gradual break-up of the tissue which ordinary ointments and mere salves quite failed to check. One cheap ointment from the chemist's made my bad feet much worse. The skin and flesh seemed to become dry and lifeless. On one of the few occa- sions when I managed to hobble down the street I bought a box of Zam-Buk, as I had heard very o-ood accounts of this healing balm. When I returned home I smeared the rare balm all over my sore feet and was absolutely surprised at the amount of ease I got. It was a great pleasure to watch the way Zam-Buk destroyed the W():('lHlt skin, "healed up the raw and inflamed sores, and built up new tissue, I never have the slightest trouble with my feet now. Zam-Buk has taken away all the pain and swelling and covered my feet with a strong, firm skin." The boon Zam-Buk was to Mrs. Kirby is due entirely to the wonderful com- position of this secret healing, preparation which must not be confused with the cheap salves and coarse ointments that no amount of rubbing wm force into the pores of the skin. Iliese things are at best merely toilet articles and of not the least medicinal value, as the absence of any reference to eczema., piles, ulcers, and bad legs on their labels clearly shows. There is wisdom and economy in buying Zam-Buk because Zam-Buk. has printed claims on its sealed, registered package, and it always justifies these claims. °
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A letter was received from the district coroner, Mr. R. J. Rhys, in which he said that an inquest held upon the body of John Owen, Tylacocli, the evidence showed that he fell from-ilie Tylacocli Bridge into the river. He had also written to Mr. Martin, trustee to the Tylacocli Estate. On the motion of Councillor R. S. Griffiths, the matter was referred to the Roach Omnnittee. In reply to Dr. Tribe, the Clerk said that the Council had no jurisdiction over this bridge.