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GLAMORGANSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL.

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GLAMORGANSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. FIRST MEETING. The first meeting of ihe newly-elected Gla- morganshire County Council was held on. Thurs- day at the Town-ball, Pontypridd,-Alderman pri Aaron Da vies was voted to the chair pro tern. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins was elected chairman, securing 31 votes against 30 polled for Mr. Pendarves Vivian, but, on the invitation of Alderman Aaron Paviee, the vote for chairman was made unanimous. THE LATE LORD ABERDARE. On the motion of Mr. T. J. H usrhes the council expressed its sense of the great loss the Princi- pality of Wales and the county of Glamorgan have sustained in the death of the late lamented Lord Abnrdare, and passed a vote of condolence with Lady Aberdare and family in their be- reavement. ELECTION OF ALDERMEN. The next business was the election of twelve aldermen, and the following.was the result of the voting: âSir J. T. D. Llewelyn, Bart. (54 votes); Mr. W. H. Morgan. Pontypridd (52); Mr. J. Jones Griffiths, Penygraig (51); Dr H. Nauntou Davies, Porth (48); Mr. W. Morgan, TrF-herbert (411; Mr. Evan T >s, Dowlais (36); Mr. R. Lewis, Tonypa. "5); Mr. Isaac Ti., »er:h'64); Mr. U. iia.iw, .Merthyr (32) ni;# Mr. D. Morgan Aberdare (29). These ten members, having a majority, were elected. The two next bighe*t to those elected were Messrs. John Thomas, (4arw f24), and Jaaie* Barrow, Maes teg (23). Mr. Barrow being ths lowest on the list, it was agreed, on the motion of Mr. Dd. Davies, that he retire in 1898. The non- eleoted were Messrs. T). Thomas, Ferndale (18); Thomas Jones. Ynyshir (15); T. Williams, Gwaelodygarth. Merthyr (12); A. Pendarves Vivian, Port Talbot (11); J. N. Moore, Coed- fratio (10); J. H. Rowland, Neath (10); H. W. Lewis, Troedyrhiw (8): Sir W. T. Lewis (6), and H. Lewis, Radyr (5). BRIDGEND ASYLUM. I Mr. T. J. Hughes kbridgeud) moved that the report of the sub-commitiee in reference to the beat means of supplying mereafeed accommoda- tion alt the county asylum be referred to the fcance committee with a request to prepare a. special report upon the matter. A crisis had almost arrived in the history of 'the institution, and it would appear to the sub-committee and others interested that there were now only two alternatives before them, either to make a new arra-ugement by which Cardiff should provide for rts own pauper lunacies, or lay down a separate block to meet the growing needs of the institution,-The Rev. Aaron Davies seconded the motion, which was adopted. I ROADS AND BRIDGES. During the consideration of the report of the roads and bridges committee Mr. R. Morris capnpllained that Swansea, ever sinoe he had been a. member of the council, had received an undue proportion of money expended upon its I public roads.âThe Cliairman explained that the expenditure was great because, tn- traffic in I connection with the collieries and work.s)in Swan- sea district was nearlv 1111 carried over roads, and not tramways.âblatters relating to the getting rid of the toll at Navigation was, after a statement by the chairman, referred h.ok to the committee. SANITARY MATTERS. The sanitary committee directed è.he atten- tion of district councils to those cases in which the medical officers omit regularly to transmit the weekly returns of infectious disease. The parto of the oounty medical officers' report relating to the Garw and Ogmore, Pontypridd, Briton Furry, Caerphilly, and Llantrisaait and Llan twit-Fardre districts were ordered to be sent to ths members of tJiose councils, with the request that they would give special atten- tion thereto. The committee also pointed to hospital at Pontypridd. the desirability of establishing an isolation I QUESTIONS OF ANALYSIS. A COW AND HER MILK Mr. T. J. Hughes called attention to the case tried at Bridgend in whidh a milkseller I' summoned for selling adulterated milk upon the analyst's certificate protested his inno- cence. The magistrates ordered tie inspector to %-o himself and see a sample ctt milk taken from the same cow and esnd if himself direct to the analyst. The magistra adjourned the case without letting anyone tw. and sub- sequently the second sample w returned with a certificate that it had been a ilterated. (A laugh.) Defendant was discharged without, a stain on his character. Mr Hughes added that a.t the next meeting he would ask for a.n explanation. THE RECENT POLLING OF LODGERS. Mr. Da.viPtó said he hapoened to live in a ward in which locWers were allowed to '7()t" at the last county council election. He asked who was responsible for the irregularity.âMr. David Morgan said nothing of the kind was done at Aberdare.âThe Clerk (Mr. Maiwl f ranklen) I explained that tie registers sent also eontein-d the lists of lodgers. The returning officer 1 for Aberdare did not use the led list. The officer at Merthyr adooted. his return. The meeting then adjourned till the 11th of April at Pontypridd,

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