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Rhondda District Council.


Rhondda District Council. On Friday the last meeting of the pre- Sent Rhondda District Council was held the Council Offices. Pentre, Councillor W.orris Morris, J.P., presiding. Other ouncillors present were :—Messrs. W. T. ones (vice-chairman), John Williams, ^• Williams;, Dd. Williams, J. D. Williams, r.' •> R- s. Griffiths, Ed. Jones, J. Brooks, ■Ur. W. E. Thomas, Dr. E. N. Davies, Dl. £ vans, W. D. Wight, Wm. Morgan, J.P., d. Rowlands, Dd. Smith, E. P. Davies, \vr°s" ^honias, L. P. Griffiths, and Evan Watkins, with the clerk (Aid. W. H. Mor- gan), medical officer (Dr. Jenkins), sur- ?yor (Mr. W. J. Jones), and other offi cials. The Gas and Water Committee recom- mended that subject to the Guardians undertaking to pay a minimum sum equi- valent to ten per cent. on the outlay which Was estimated at CIIO, water be supplied to the new workhouse at Trealaw. The same committee reported having appointed Timothy Davies as fittings clerk In the Gas and Water department. The Burial Committee reported having approved the specification for taking down the spire and covering over the entrance at Perndale. It was decided to invite gliders for the work.—It was reported hat Mrs. Jenkins demanded that the ttionuinent encroaching on her grave space at Llethrddu Cemetery be removed. The committee recommended that the sexton instructed to give a full statement of the case to the Clerk of the Council, and if he deemed the evidence strong enough that he take legal proceedings against the sculptor to remedy the encroachment. The King's Thanks. The Home Secretary wrote conveying the thanks of the King for the resolution of °yalty and sympathy with him on the occasion of the death of the. Queen. A £ uggestion being made to have (he reply famed, Dr. Thomas asked why it should 0 framed it reminded them of un- pleasant things. Mr. R. S. Griffiths said that. loyalty to a good man was not an unpleasant thing. Blaenrhondda Well. The valuers appointed by the Pontypridd nion to re-value Rhondda properties, 'Wrote asking for a copy of the accounts the Gas and Water Works, and a per- to inspect the works.—Permission was given. The Gas and Water Committee recom- mended that application be made to teysrs. Cory Brothers to know what price fhey would accept for the coal in the pil- !^rs> according to< the sizes contained in Hood's reoort, on the land required ri°r a dee^ wgll at Blaenrhondda, such P^ce being in full satisfaction of all com- fensation under the Act other than sur- face rights for both lessors and lessees.- reply was received from Messrs. Cory rothersi saying they had every desire to militate the wishes of the Council, and Would accept two shillings per ton for the S?al contained in the pillars, according to Hood's report, subject to Lord Dun- consent. The Clerk thought essrs. Cory's letter was a very fair tl?6—^r' J- Williams proposed that p e letter be referred to the Gas and Water ommittee, and that the solicitor be in- ducted to prepare heads of agreement. alid, if necessary, engage the assistance of c°unsel in the matter, and that the com- Ittee, subject to' the confirmation of the j^uncil, be authorised to negotiate with ^ssrs. Cory and the Earl of Dunraven. The Local Government Board wrote Auctioning the borrowing by the Council >* £ 4,000, for private street works on the Unraven estate at Tonypandy.—It was raided to- write to Lord Dunraven asking into pay the sum promised by him. The Light Railway Scheme. ■p Clerk stated that the tramway from orth down could be purchased by the ouncil in three years from now, subect 1? the, consent of the Local Government oard. The British Electric Traction onipany had wanted to extend the time 35 years, and also to convert the tram- ay isto a light railway. If that were on6lj the Council's power to purchase as a way would be gone, and they could purchase at market value instead of yeakmg-up price. The Board of Trade however, thrown that out, and it eallt that the Company could only use the tramway as a, tramway, so the Council Would have the power at the end of three ;}'ears: to, purchase. These proceedings did llot affect the right of the Company to onstruct, the light railway from Tonypandy o; forth, for which they had received Powers. Deputation from Trealaw. deputation consisting of Mr. Daniel hoina& and Mr. Jones, Trealaw, waited P°n the Council with regard to the en- .ance to Bethlehem Baptist Chapel, Tre- ay. The entrance had been rendered \v!' SS' certain road improvements hich the Council had carried out 12 years f5°> with the result that the step was two et higher than the pavement. As they q/1*?! 110vv renovating the chapel at a cost £ 200, they were desirous of putting the in order also, and asked the Coun- ^aVe t^e SPOt insPecte^ and Put Ight Mr. D. Williams said that one of the ch s abutted on the pavement, and the authorities were willing to give UHicient land to widen the pavement. 0 £ e Council should take advantage of the S;—The Roads Committee was in- g.' hcted to visit the spot, power being vv. to the committee to settle the aton* report of the Roads, Committee har!ear6c* a paragraph to the effect that it comei to the knowledge of the Com- st« +ee the roads inspectors only the f Work at 9 a.m. The Committee, gjv ei°re, recommended that notice be t^le two roads inspectors that they the C01nmence work at the same, time as 0, road men, namely, 6 a.m. in the sum- t'hei' anc^ a.m. in winter, and continue t0a} duties, for the same period as, the this men> ,and that the Surveyor report to thifil Cortlmittee whether or not they accept —0n tla*s subect, Mr. Moses in rlck, one of the inspectors, wrote say- oil, tt, at, throughout the year he was out often6i roac* on an average at 7 a.m., and lat-g. t-e at nights. In addition he had a Sortie am?unt of clerical work to do at fr0m eights.—A letter was also received stated i °t(her inspector, Mr. Burns, who hours "lat he had always understood his cohere the same as the roadmen, and ^Uently had started work the u m& as them- &1X(i Mr. L. P. Griffiths, ^lUerriT 1110,11')er$stated that they had 8een the inspectors in their dis- 0f the! in ,tlie morning.—The author ^Urvevrf rTna^o:nj' it) transpired, was the m,sPectn^ who said he had seen one of the hirie o'nfS down with the train about at °v' an<t he thought that was the ^henCe )vhich they were supposed to com- ?rk—The inspectors' letters were the Roads Committee. It was reported that the Council had decided not, to proceed with the Electric Lighting Bill, and that the South Wales Power Company be met with a view to arranging terms. The Roads Committee recommended that the Clerk reply to Mr. W. T. Rees, stating that the Council found that the damage to the Lewis Merthyr Colliery incline bridge was not caused by their sewer, but possibly by traction engines. Under the circumstances, the liability rested upon the Company. It was decided to state that the, Council would like to widen the bridge, and to request an interview to decide the, question. The Great, Western Railway Company having asked the Council for an estimate of the, cost of putting Hendrecavan Road, Penygraig, in order, with a view to it being taken over by the Council, it was recommended that the Company be asked to pay J2698, the sum estimated as the cost. The tender of Mr. Alban Richards, Pen- tre, of £1,696 Is. 7d., for private- street works at Pentre, was accepted, as was also the tender of Messrs. Aveling and Porter, of JE525 lGs. 6d., for a steam road roller. Tenders were received for printing the minutes of the Council, but before they were opened, Mr. R. S. Griffiths asked if the invitations to tender were in accord- ance with the instructions of the Council— that all contracts entered into should in- clude the fair wage clause, which had been unanimously passed 12 months ago. One firm had refused to tender because the fair wage clause was not inserted. He noticed by that day's paper that there was a large contract advertised without a word being said about the fair wage clause. It was an attempt to override the Council's instruction.—The deputy clerk said the printing had not been advertised, because the amount was under £30, and the Sur- veyor pointed out that the specifications for the contract advertised in that day's paper had been made out two years ago, before the adoption of the fair wage clause. —It was suggested that, one of the printing tenders should be opened to see if it con- tained the clause,, but Mr. R. S. Griffiths objected to this course, and said it was not inserted in the present case. He pro- posed that no tender be opened, and that fresh invitations be sent out with the fair wage clause inserted.—The Chairman seconded, and the motion was agreed to. Mr. J. Brooks called the attention of the Council to the rubbish brought down on the road by the surface water on the Tynycymmer estate, in consequence of which the roadmen were engaged for several days in clearing the road. He thought stringent- measures should be adopted to prevent, this nuisance.—The Surveyor was instructed to inquire into the matter. Mr. Evan Watkins referred to the water supply of Ferndale, and said that last year the inhabitants obtained a sufficiency of water from the level. Now they had not a drop without carrying it, a couple of miles from the mountain, side. He thought the medical officer should report as to. the purity of this water. Mr. D. Smith complained of the unpro- tected state of a culvert at Hendrefadog, between Ferndale and Tylorstown. It was about 30 to 40 feet deep, and unfenced.— The Surveyor was requested to see to it. The Chairman proposed the appointment of a temporary additional assistant sur- veyor at a, salary of E130 per annum to devote his whole time to private street works. The work was behind, and it was necessary to have additional assistance in order to cope with it.—Mr, R. S. Griffiths thought it would not be wise to do this without having a, report, of the dispositions and qualifications of the whole staff.-Tliis suggestion was agreed to, and the matter referred to the Roads Committee to re- port.

History as it is being made.

Musical Notes.

Clydach Vale Strike.

Dr. Parry's new Operas.

Claim for Damages at Llwynypia.

Ton-Pentre Police Court.

Horse and Waggon unattended.