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MERTHYR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. THE LATE MR. RICHARD JENKINS. âWe have this week to announce the death of Mr. Richard Jenkins, of Abervan, in this parish, who terminated his earthly career on Wednesday morning last, at the advanced age of 85, kaving been born as he used to say, in 1769, in the same year as Napoleon, Wellington, Castlereagh, and Cuvier. Mr. Jenkins was the representative of perhaps Ihe oldest family in the parish and was a man of much more than average intelligence. His ancestors are mentioned in the time of Elizabeth, as the leading free- holders in the parish and he himself was an admirable specimen of a class now fast disappearing âwe mean the intelligent and independent yeomen, whom Cobbett with his "big mutton fist," so delighted to eulogize and emu- late. His conversation was replete with pleasing recol- lections of the past, and a shrewd appreciation of the present; and his opinion in parochial affairs carried much weight, and was heard with respectful attention. He was well and widely known, and most siucerely respected by those who knew him best. He was the patriarch of parish, and has left behind him many worse, but no better men. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.âThis board, at their adjourned meeting on Monday evening, confirmed the resolution of the special meeting, and consequently the arrangement as to medical attendance on pauper patients remains un- changed. Drs. James, White, Wharton, Russell, Allday, Dyke, Martin, J. W. James, and Probert have accepted the divisions allotted to them and have been instructed to attend to the cholera patients in their respective dis- tricts. We beg to call the attention of the Board of Healih authorities to the dirty state of Wellington-street, at the back of the market-houqe. The scavengers' carts should not be allowed to remain there any longer, and especially that one for carrying away night soil, for on a warm day it is perfectly disgusting to pass by the same, from the stench emitted therefrom consequently we trust that the inhabitants of Wellington.street will not have occasion to lay their complaints once more before the Board. INQUETS.âThe following inquests have recently been held before George Overton, Esq.: âThe first, on the body of Jane Davies, aged 14 months, was held on the 15th, at the Star Inn, Merthyr, when it appeared that her death had been occasioned by a saucepanful of hot water which fell upon her. VerdictâAccidental death. The second was held on the 18th, at the Havod, Llan- wonno, on the body of Robert Hughes, aged 25 years, who received his death from a stone of about fifteen hundredweight, which fell on his head from the top of the stall where he was at work, and killed him on the spot. Verdict-Accidental death. ABERDARE BOARD OF H EALTH.âThe election of the J2 members of this board took place here on Thursday and Friday last. The gentlemen returned are David Davies, Esq.,Blaengwawr; Thomas Joseph, Esq., coal proprietor Rev. Thomas Price; Mr. John Jones, Chemist; Richard Fotheigill, Esq.; R. H. Rhys, EEq. j J. L. Roberts, Esq., surgeon j Griifith David, Esq., Ynyshvyd David Williams, Esq., Ynyscynon Mr. Phillip John, grocer; Thomas Wayne, Esq. Crawshay Bailey, Esq, We hope, after so much delay, that active measures will now be taken immediately, 8S a very wide field for exertion is open to the board, Cholera has not yet made its appear- ance here, although there have been several cases at Hirwaun. MERTHYR LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Local Board took place on Monday morning, when the following gentle- men were in attendance;âMr. R. T. Crawshay, in the chair Messrs. John Evans, William Evans, Walter Thomson, David Kosser, John Bryant, Lewis Lewis, Lewis Morgan, C. H. James, and B. Martin. A note was handed in from M r: Dyke, ¡;urgeon, giving information that an old woman, named Catherine Cross, was living between Wellington-street and Albert-street, in a place unfit for human habitation; and a con- versation ensued, from which it appeared that the Board had no power of summary ejectment. The case was, therefore, left to be dealt, with by the Board of Guardians. The latter Board, at their meeting on the previous Saturday, declined to sanction the resolution of the ante- cedent special meeting, as to the mode of providing me- dical relief for parish cholera patients. The minutes were left unsigned; and the Guardians appointed an adjourned meeting at 3 P.M. on Monday, in order to take the opinion of the Local Board, and to confer again upon the subject. A long conversation took place upon the subject, in the course of which the points in dispute ap- appeared to be these, âAt the special meeting, the medi- cal gentlemen then present divided the town into districts, and undertook to attend the parish patients in the districts respectively allotted to them, at ten shillings and sixpence for each cholera case, and three guineas a week for medicine and attendance in cases of diatrhept, &c. This charge would fall upon the Union; and the country Guardians objected to the arrangements on the triple ground that more medical attendance was provided than would be required in pauper cases, that the charges should form one item, either so much per case or so much per week, and that it would be better for each works to be provided for as at present, apart from the general population of the town, leaving the Guardians to call in the assistance of Drs. D.I ke and Allday. Mr. Crawshay thought the latter would be the best arrangement. He would provide sufficient medical at- tendance for the Cyfatthfa men, and would increase the staff for that purpose; but he thought the Cyfarthfa surgeons would be fully employed in attending to the Cyfarthfa men, and he should object to their neglecting his workmen to attend town parents. The other plao would be the best for the parish. Mr. John Evans said that the DowlaiB Company would also provide for their own men, and had already sent to Loudon forseveral additional doctors but as the men be- longing to each works were very much scattered about, aomeDowlais men at Pontystorehouse and some Merthyr paupers at Dowlais, he strongly disapproved of anj alteration in the previous arrangement. The doctors had made out a scheme according to which they could best supply the requisite medical aid; and they were the best judges of their own work. Mr. C. H. James expressed himself 6trongly of the same opinion, in the belief that in no other way could the work be properly done; and at the close of the meeting, the Board confirmed the resolution of the spe- cial meeting. Other members took part in the discussion and in the course thereof the Board was reminded that Mr. Hill, at the previous meeting, had also, like Mr. Craw- shay and Mr. Evans, said that his men, wherever situa- ted, should be provided with sufficient medical atteud- ance. The following report was then read from Mr. Wrenn, inspector of lodging-houses, &c. â To the Merthyr Tydjil Local Board of Health, Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen,â I beg to report that I have summoned the following lodging-house keepers for keeping unregistered lodgiug-houses, all of which were crowded and filthy James Shed, Brewery-aich, Pont- ttorfhouse Bllt.Shea, Rees's-court, Dowlais Mary Clauan, Bryant's-court, Caedraw Mary Sullivan, Well's-street, Dowlais; Timothy Sullivan, Cae Harris, Dowlais; Ann Farissee, Cae Harris, Dowlais James Donovan, Cae iiarrii, Dowlais; James Whelan, liees's-court, Dowlais. The Citses will be heard before the Magistrates this morn- ing. Illln looking well after these housei, and they are being cleaned up rapidly. The lime brushes are being used in all dirty places with good effect. I have to report the following nuisances:- The gutters by side Turnpike-road, Plymouth-street, are dirty, and ought to be limed. The gutter by York-house, Bridge-street, is very filthy and ought to be limed. An empty cottage by Mrs. Cornellin's, Quarry-row, is used as a privy, and is in a bad state. There are sev..ra1 pigs in the yard by the Greybouud, Bridge-street, and the Cari ier's Arms, in the sitmebtreet, and the yards contain a quantity of filth. There is a dirty unformed street at the bottom of Bryant's field, through the Brewery arch, with accumulations of pig's dung at,d tillh. The gutters in Pendwrau Vach sre bad the atreet ought to be formed, and the gutters pitched. Dowlais.â A very bad gutter, full of night soil and other 611h, behind the Collier's Arms. A pigstye and four pifts ill Brecon-street, Dowlais, the property of Daniel Waiden, in a bad state. Gutla by Ddvid Evans's house, roadside, Gellyfaeiog, filthy with stau- naut water. Severnlloads of ashes and tilth by mue Boar. Hermon-street,âhas been limed, but is still bad. Large quantity of dung belouging to Isaac Williams, top of Bryn Sion-street, very offensive. Troedyrhiw.âHou-e kept by David Russell, with several persoiJs sleeping in one slOal1 room. House of Carey Glasin, Pontyrhun eleven persons in two rooms up-stair8; house dirty. Both on the night úf lith instant. Bad gutters facingHarris'a-row, Troedyrhiw, backofEtitabeth Thomas's, Troedyrhiw, facing Mr. Hill's three houses, ditto. Pigs and pigatyes.âAt Watkin Lloyd's, saddler,Troedyrhiw Morgan lteee, butcher, Troed- Jrhiw; Robert Scot, Troedyrhiw. Two LOWS, two pigs, and heaps of manure at the house of Ebenezer Evans, Troedyrhiw, and a jpig at the bouse of Daniel Daviee, Troedyrhiw. There is a gutter in a b<?d state at Abercaaied, near Mr. Powell's, the schoolmaster. I have the hunour to be, Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, Sept. 18th, 1854. HENKY WliENN. An order was made to summon David Russell and Cavey Glasin, for keeping unregistered lodging-houses. The following repurt flam the inspector of uui,¡auce8 was tbcn read â To the Merthyr Local B iard of Health. Gentlemen,âI beg to submit the following report;â Th> contractor lor scafengering Penyijarrau and L>owiajs hai given yp h'8 contract in consequence of th 'itliiratiou in IIM* utefSj die riifuie beiug up* fektM i'.tu |ii« uju sand-pit in one of Gellyfalog fields, instevi of the top of Peny,larran as co >'racted (or, and the scavengering been done by dcy work since the 7th inst. Thne 1811 .â¢ta'f of u;>»-»rds of twenty men at wnrk con- stantly, sweeping, limeiug. and cleansing i:ei)erally through- I out the town. The various nui-aucea enumerated in my last rcpoll arising from pigstyes jtl Berrv-?quare, Mary Ann-strert, and Brvczion-street, have been abated pur- euanttonntice. The filth near Gwernllwyn Chapel has been cmeredwithlime, and the staguant pool at the back of Berry-square is covered with eaith. Mr. Henry thought it necessary to cover over the offensive gratings with some sackings steeped in coal-tar, aud I accordingly had them prepared and put on. The various nuisances in courts, channels, gutters, and pools, enumerated in Air. Wrenn'slast report, and mauy of which have been previously reported on both by the Sur- veyor and myself, have had all the remedies that were prac- ticable (in the absence of a more efficient drainage) put in force. I have to report the state of the field below the houses at Abercanaed. The surface water from the houses above, and the overflow of the canal, remains in stagnant pools, and there are heaps of ashes from tbe houses arijoiuiog so that the place is very offensive. The field where the nuisance exists is in the occupation of Mr. John Ward, and is the property of Lord Dynevor and Richards; and the portion near the overflow of the canal belongs to Mr. Morgan, of the Graig. I am, Gentlemen, your obedient servant, THOS. DAVIES, Inspector. Merthyr Tydfil, Sept. 18th, 1854. And an order was made to have the place at Abercannad scoured out with water from the canal. The Clerk, with Mr. Wrenn, then retired to sustain the prosecutions before the magistrates; and Mr. Davies was ordered to take Mr. Wrenu's report, and attend to the nuisances therein noticed. Mr. Martin complained of the inefficient state of the water tank at Penydarran; and Mr. Davies was instruc- ted to see it put in order. At a subsequent stage, Mr. Davies, on the complaint of Mr. Martin, was directed to raise the wall of the Penydarran field to the same height above the tank as it was above the ground, as parties were now getting into the field over the top of the tank. The following report was presented by the Surveyor, viz. To the Merthyr Tydfil Local Board of Health. Mr. Chairman and Gentkmen,âIn accordance with your instructions I have to report as follow* 1st.âAs to the Quarry-court at back of Mr. Charles. The pipe and grating has been choked np in this court and prevented the free discharge of the water. I have had a new grating and trap put down, and the pipe cleansed, and the defective lengths taken up. I also ordered an opening to be made at the other end of the court into the diaiu nearly opposite David Evans' bouse, which is entirely choked up. 2nd.âThe gutter under Brewery. The scavengers have been employed to cleanse out and put lime in the archway, which the stoppage of the old drain has made a perfect nuisance of; the opening of the archway from the ktreet should be built up, as it is perfectly useless, and is made a receptacle for all the filth an.1 slops of the adjacent houses; I should recommend the Board ordering it to be closed up without delay. 3rd.âI have prepared a schedule of the building plans found in the office (as ordered), which I now present to the Board. 4th.âI have visited in company with one of your Board, Mr. William Evans, various streets in Dowlais,âsuch as Elizabeth-street, Castle-street, Cross-street, from Ivor. street to Wind-street, Lebanon-street, &c. &c., which re- quire to be paved, channelled, &c. I recommend that one street be taken in hand at a time, and notices have been served to begin with on the owners and occupiers in Eliza- beth-street. Water.tanks.-I do not recommend at this late period of the season that any expense be incurred in erecting any fresh water-tanks, as before they can be completed there will doubtless be no deficiency of water. Vale of Neath Culvert.âMr. Isaacs, the contractor, has completed the six feet of the sewer remaining flo,n Mr. Hill's feeder to the point where the Vale of Neath should take up the work. They have required a tracing of the work, which shall be furnished them without delay. 1 have been con- fined to the house from indisposition this last week, which has prevented my personally seeing my orders carried into effect as to the properly cleansing and duinfecting all nuisances in the town. The Inspector of Nuisances, bow- ever, hat reported to me, and taken my instructions several times a-day, as to the remedies to be applied to the various localities, and of which he can speak from personal supervision. Mr. Benest, your late surveyor, has called on me, and has appuinted Tuesday to go over all matter-i he left in hand, as well as to hand me over the documents lie has in his pos- session. He would have done so this last week had I heen enabled to go out with him. I have the honour to be. Gentlemen, Your humble servant, D. J. HENRY, I'.E.. Surveyor to the Board Merthyr Tydfil, 18th Sept., 1854. Mr. William Davies, carpenter, complained of nui- sances committed near his door by frequenters of the adjoining Anchor Tavern, High-street, Merthyr; and Mr. Henry was directed to inspect The place. Mr. Josiah Atkins was also admitted to the Board-room, and complained of pig.styes and a privy near his houses, on the pioperties of William Davies and David Rees, of whom he also complained that they had shut up some air holes, which he had made for the ventilation of his houses, but which open upon their property. The Board promised to deal with the pigs and the privy but left him to take legal steps in respect of the air holes, &c. Mr. Thomas Jenkins of Dowlais, was ordered to be summoned for building without leave. Notices to remove nuisances at Dowlais, had been served upon Mr. Overton; and as he had neglected to do so, the Board now ordered the work to be done, and charged to him. TheBoardalsoorderednoticestobe served upon both Mr. Wyndham Lewis, and Mr. Overton to repair and drain Wyndham-street, Troedy- rhiw; and in default of compliance, the Board was de- termined to do the work at the expense of the owner of the property. Messrs. Charles H. James, W. Evans, and D. Rosser, who had been appointed a committee to examine the Penydarr-in tipping ground, presented their report, and affirrred it to be so great a nuisance that they ordered it to be covered with lime, and tipping to be discontinued. Mr. Martin had offered them tipping ground for two months, and they had directed it to be accepted. The Board confirmed the acts of the committee. Mr. Lewis Lewis complained that the works on the China drain were suspended and Mr. Henry explained the cause to be that Mr. Benest had not supplied him with the plans but as Mr. Beuest was to do so the en- suing day, the works would probably be soon resumed. Mr. John Evans complained of a nuisance at the back of the Fountain, Dowlais. Mr. Henry had suggested a method for the removal of the stagnant water com- plained of, by directing it into Bethania-street, and only awaited the order of the Board to do the work. The order was then given and Mr. Henry was directed to inspect a place complained of in Lower Brecon-street. It appeared from a statement laid before the Board, that L'i 18 of the money expended in repairing roads and pavements remained unpaid. Mr. Christopher Jamei had denied his liability and had refused to pay for the repairing of his property and as others would probably do the same, it was thought desirable to have the ques- tion tried. It was thereupon ordered that Mr. Christo- pher James be aummoned for the nonpayment of sums for repairs. A letter was read from Mr. Benest, stating that the following day had been appointed for making over to Mr. Henry, all the plans, &c., belonging to the Board, and requesting an order for the payment of his last quarter's salary. The Board required him to furnish, besides the plans, &c., an inventory of the stock of tools, materials, &c., belonging to the Board. Some specimen pages of Dr. Kaye's report were sent to the Board, unleaded, with a request to know if he might print them in that way but in justice to the other parties who had sent in tenders us well as himself, the Board thought it their duty to hold him to his contract, and to have the reports leaded, as per specimen page shown to him and others. The question of Mr. Wrenn's salary, as Inspector of Lodging-houses, &c., then came under consideration, and the Board determined that the sum of JE25 be giveu to Mi. Wrenn for his services during the previous fifteen months, and that his future salary be E30 per annum, subject to three months' notice on either side. Mr. Wrenn had left this matter to the decision of the Board, and on being sent for expressed himself quite content. This concluded the business of the meeting, but such of the members as were Guardians, remained for the meeting of that body. OPENING OF THE ORGAN AT ST. DAVID'S CHURCH. The interesting ceremony of opening the new organ, recently erected in this Church, took place on Wednes- day morning last, and was cOllllnemùrated by Divine service. The attendance was not so large as was ex- pected, being about 250 or 300, amongst whom we were glad to witness so many of the poorer classes. The organ, which was built by Messrs. Gray and Davison, of London, was commenced about three months since, and was eiected in the Church in three or four days. It is built on the German principle; and has two rows of keys to C.C., with an octave and a half of pedals to C.C.C. 16 feet; and 16 stops, including a fine Cornopean stop, and all the latest improvements. Mr. W. P. Probert, Mus. Bac., of Oxford and Cam- bridge presided at the organ, and performed a Fugue, by Rink; Tallis' and grand chants anthemsâ" He comes ordaiu'd of you," Jackson; and "Lift up your heads," Handel; a soft voluntary by Haydn; and a fugue also bv Hadjn, in a maimer which was very pleasing; and the chanting by the united choirs of St. David's and St. Tydfi/a, led by Messrs. M. Davies and T. Watkins, was executed with taste and judgmentâa proof that no little time had been spent in rehearsing. The Rev. J. C. Campbell, rector of Merthyr, rea.) the prayers, and the serrriari was preached by the Rev. William Bruce, M.A., Rector of St. Nicholas, who chose for his text the 4th, 5th, and Oth verses of the 84th Psalm Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; they will be still praising thee. Selah. Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose hearts are the ways of them. Who passing through the valley of Buca make it a well the rain also tilleih the pools." He commenced by saying that all who hud made the Book of Psithns their study, and who had paid proper attention to it, must have been struck with the genuine piety ex- pressed throughout, which prosed that the religion of David was not a hollow form I ut ou, but that there was truth in every sentence he uttered, which was as necessary to him as the food he ate. And instances of this might be taken from nearly every part of the Psalms, but he would only direct their attention to one or two. The rev. gentleman here quoted two or three portions of the Psalms, and remarke(i that after David had experienced deliverance from his troubles, he was determined to seek salvation, and his joy at worshipping in the tabernacle was expressed iu the wonis, â" I was glad when they said unto me, let us come into the house of the Lord." David thought it was a glad and joyful thing to be able to praise the Lord in His sanctuary, because he lived in the faith and fear of God, and felt His hand guiding, directing, chastening, and comforting him lie knew that the Lord was his shield, and that while be trusted in Him he would be helped. This praise, said the rev. gentleman, David considered he could only properly give iu the house of Gwd; and it would be a happy day for the Church of Christ if all who called themselves Christians were to partake of the feeling which was created in the sanctuary. After fur- ther exhorting them in an eloquent manner to be mind- ful of tbeir attendance at the sanctuary, and the blessings obtained thereby, Mr. Bruce remarked upon the occasion which had called them together that day, and said that it was not necessary to discuss the meiits of music in churches, for all Christians had agreed that it should be used as a means of gently exciting the mind to praise and adoration and it was natural to all, unless pre- vented by an alffiction of the ear and tongue, to join in thanksgiving and glory to God. In conclusion, he said they should never hear the strains of the organ (and it Was a noble oue which they had that .Iay opened) without feeling a seciet aspiiatiou of Christian holiness as well as Christian happiness, and called upon them to give cheer- fully to the fund in connexion with the object which had called them together, by which means they would pro- cure for themheives the thanks of many a grateful heart. The eloquent address of Ihe rev. gentleman occupied about three-quarters of an hour, and was listened to with the most marked attention. The collection amounted to £11113. 21,1. v There was a service iu the evening, the sermon being preached by the Key. Wm. Jones, incumbent of Tiedegar. iii| syilpcuou amounted tv V3 H. 4 A £

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