[No title]|1866-06-30|The Merthyr Telegraph and General Advertiser for the Iron Districts of South Wales - Welsh Newspapers Online
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Detailed Lists, Results and Guides

The usual fortnightly meeting was held on Wednesday, June 27th, 1866. The following Guardians were present:- W. Perkins, Esq., (chairman), D. Davies. Esq., Rev. D. T. Davies, Messrs. J. S. Maddicks, Penn. J. Lewis, D Davies (Penrhwyfer), W. Williams, J. Richards, J. David, R. Jenkins, T. Williams, Edmund Thomas, J. Davies, and E. Thomas. COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS. WE venture to draw the attention of the Board to the ex. treme desirability of punctuality in commencing the public business. The most arduous work, doubtless, is that connect- ed with therelief list, which takes up a greater or less amount of time as the cases are numerous or recent, or occur per- sistently for a lengthened period, whereby closer attention and a more rigid examination of the circumstances are ne- cessitated. It is well known that in the House of Commons as soon as the hand of the clock indicates the question of an hour before six, whatever may the character and import- ance of the debate, the speaker is inexorably compelled to stop. We believe the public business of the Board is fixed for half-past twelve, as this public business is seldom of an ex- exciting character, and the matters involving debate but occasionally involve a large expenditure of time. We ven- ture to throw out the hint that as soon as the clock shows half-past twelve all private business be immediately sus- pended, and matters of public interest be introduced to the Board then fully assembled, punctually and without devia- tion. The relief list could subsequently be resumed. We have no doubt that the system would work well and give satisfaction to those members of the Board who a.re some- times obliged to wait until the others have finished, as also to gentlemen of the Press to whom time is important. SPECIAL DIETARY ORDER. At the termination of the relief list, Dr. Evans, of Ystrad, called the attention to one extreme pauper case in Ystrad parish. A man named William Jones had been ill for twelve months last week he bad to have his leg ampu- tated, and required, as a necessity, nourishment and stimu- lants. Dr. Evans recommended 1 oz. of brandy every two hours, and h lb. of meat per diem. This was at once carried. MASTER'S JOURNAL. 12th week :âadmitted, 6, discharged, 3, remainig, 51. 13th week:â â 3, â 1, â 53. TENDERS. The following is a list of tradesmen whose tenders were recommended by the committee to be accepted. Carried. Mr. Griffith Evans, grocery; William Miles, flour and bread; Edward Phillips, meat; T. Williams, milk W. Miles, John Jones, linen drapery; Thomas Lewis, boots. The tender for beer and spirits was rejected, as being too high, while the porter was indifferent. There was no tender for potatoes. OTHER DUTIES OF RELIEVING OFFICERS. The Chairman referred to the change of the law as bear- ing upon pauper removals. There was some difficulty in effecting removals by relieving officers on the ground that it interfered with their legitimate duties. It was usual when R. O. 's were employed to remove paupers others were asked as their substitutes while they were away. Unless removals were very frequent be thought they could go on in the same way as heretofore. He, therefore proposed that the course hitherto prevailing should be continued, including the con- sideration of compensation. Seconded and agreed to. NUISANCE. The Chairman then read two letters which had been placed in his hands that morning. One was signed Ratepayer," and complained of the unbecoming practice of letting un- wholesome things remain in the Cornmarket House such as old hides, &c., and earnestly calling the attention of the Board to the necessity of speedily removing what was evidently regarded as a nuisance. The Chairman observed that whoever the "ratepaper" was he was performing a proper duty in bringing this matter before them. This Board, in the absence of a Board of Health, was competent to carry ouc all such matters as those referred to in rate- payers note. We have an inspector, and from the known manner in which he performs his duties we have every guar- rantee that he will attend to evtrything impartially which may be brought to his notice He had no doubt that the ratepayer" was a resident in the town, and as he had toucned upon an important subject he thought that he need not be ashamed to sign his name (hear, hear). He, there- fore, regretted that no name was attached. It was ultim- ately agreed that Mr. Thomas's attention should be directed to the matter, and also that the clerk (Mr. Spickett) should communicate with the market lessee.




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