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BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD.
BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. SPECIAL MEETING OF MEMBERS. THE PROPOSED ACQUIRING- OF CADOXTON COMMON. IMPORTANT DISCUSSION. TENDERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLIC SLAUGH- TER-HOUSE, MORTUARY, ,fcc. A special meeting- of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board was held at the Local Board-room, Cadoxton. Barrv. on Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock. There" were present. Councillor J. C. Mesfsrftt (chairman), and Messrs. P. J. 0 Donnell. •T. Rolvison. G. Thomas. J. Barstow. AA. Thomas '.Cadoxton). J. J. Williams. J. A. Hughes (clerk). r<r. Nerd1 (medical officer), and J. C. Pardoe vanrvcy" ), THE UADOXTOX COMMONS QUESTIOX. The first business being to consider a recom- mendation of the Commons Committee with reference to Cadoxton Common. Dr. 0 Donnell said he had had a letter from General Lee, chair- tnan of the committee, in which he said he would he unable to to attend owing to a previous engage- ment to be in Herefordshire. He had asked him (Dr. O'Donnell) to move that the recommendation of the Commons Committee, VlZoo that the Board should take the necessary steps for the purpose of Setting a provisional order for the acquiring of the Common should be adopted. He mignt say that the committee had gone very minntcly into the subiect. and General Lee and himseif haa also seen Mr Forrest as representing the Lady of the Manor, and that gentleman had given it as his opinion that the securing of a provisional order "ft-on Id be the best step to take. Mr. Forrest had also had the opinion of counsel before him, and he agreed that that the bost- method of moving m the matter was as the committee recommended, lie begged to formally move that the clerk take the fcecegsarv stens for the acquiring of a provisional order in accordance with the opinion of counsel for thetakino-cver of the Common.—Mr.AA .Thomas (Cadoxton) seconded the resolution.—Mr. Earsiov, flrew attention to the following1 words in the counsel's opinion:—"A provisional oraer ^inade Under this Act would not enpower th3 boairl directly or indirectly to sell any portion of the common," He asked what provision was made as fesrards the lower common near Cadoxton Moors. Did the recommendation of the committee refer to the whole —Dr. O'Donnell replied in the ainnnn- tivg —Mr Barstow There is it not proposed to fell that i-The Clerk. in reply drew Mr. Bar-tow s attention to Section I. of counsel s opinion which referred to the provisional orcier whereas Mi. barstow had quoted from Section II. The words of counsel were. If the Board acquire the whole of both parts of the common for ftte purpose of a recreation ground, but find it unnecessary or Undesirable to lay out or retain the whole of the land for that purpose, the Local Government Board would not be likely to object to the sale of the superfluous portions to the Deck Company or any other purchaser. —Mr. Robinson: Has the committee conferred with the commoners ?-Dr. O'Donnell: No. sir. we have not.—Mr. Robinson I think we ought to consult them.—Dr. O'Donnell: That will come after. If you point out the com- moners probably we will consult them. The com- mittee have not had instructions from the Board to do so. so we thought it unnecessary.—Mr. Bobinson I certainly did ask the committee to confer with them, and I understood General Lee to say that the committee would so. I don t know who the commoners arc. but it is very likely that some of the commoners will make good their claims, and we don't want to get into autagoni-m afterwards. Besides the Board might get in- volved in a law-suit, as has been the case in other places.—Mr. Barstow Several of the commoners have intimated to me after reading the reports in the papers that they understood that a meeting of Commoners would be held. Mr. George Thomas Said he thought they onght to be obliged to the committee for the action they had taken. If he Understood Dr. O'Donnell's proposition correctly, it was that the Board should move. under the Bublic Health Act. 1875. for a provisional order to SquiretheCommon.He^houlclliketo point out that there were about 35 acres of Common land, part on the top and part on the lower ground. He thought the Barry Company had compulsory powers to pur- chase the lower portion, and if they "went on with the new docks they would put these pew ers into force. If the Board got the compulsory order, the Price of the land was to be settled in the usual legal way. and he supposed they would have to go Under the Land Consolidation Act in the ordinary Wr\y, The matter won] d then be entirely out of their bands, and they would have to pay the price Whether it was a small or a large one. They all boped to get the Common for a small price, as it Was for the benefit of the public. He noticed that instead of proceeding under the clause which Dr. O'Donnell had moved. Mr. Glen, the counsel, said there was another course the Board might adopt. Counsel's words were. Instead of proceeding as above-mentioned, the Board might, without ac- qtlirina" the Common, obtain a certain control over it under the Commons' Act. 1876. If the popula- tion of their district exceeds 5.000 according to the last census, they may. with the consent of persons representing at least one-third in value of such interests in the Common as are proposed to be affected, apnly to the Board of Agriculture (ill whom are now vested the powers of the Commissioners under the Commons Act. lR7ô) for a provisional order for the regulation of the Com- mon (see Section 8 of the Act) and such pro- visional order may. among other things, invest the Bocal Board with such powers of management or other powers as may be expedient. A provisional order under this Act would not empower the Board directly or indirectly to sell any poraon or the Common." Now he did not think that any member of the Board wanted to sell any portion or the Common. It was land which belonged to the Public, and should be kept open for the benefit ot the public. If any of it should be sold, the money should be used for acquiring public land some- where else. Continuing his quotation from Mr. Glen, the speaker said that under Section 9 of the Act the Board of Agriculture were directed to issue information and directions as to the mode in which the application should be made. He said he did Hot wish to move any amendment, but he thought they should fairly discuss the matter from all its standpoints. It "was a most important question, and might mean the expenditure of a large amount of money. — Mr. Barstow -Baid as far as he knew the views of the Com- moners, they were quite willing to fill in With any decision the Board might come to. The Clerk said there was one difficulty about getting the consent of one-third of those who were inter- csted. because they could not find out who were the Commoners. A great many people claimed to be Commoners, and the question was if they could get the consent of one-third of those who claimed to be Commoners, for the purpose of satisfying the Board of Agriculture, would that be sufficient ?—Mr. G. Thomas I think the Lady of the Manor mav be said to have one-third interest. —Mr. Robinson Did Mr. Forrest give any opinion as to what course we should take in reference to the views of Mr. Glen ?—Dr. O'Donnell He said the only way to secure the Common would be by Setting a provisional order nnder the Public Health Act. Mr. Forrest is thoroughly in accord with the committee.—The Chairman The object the Board hive in view is to get this Common laid out for re- creation purposes. If we can get as much control over the Common as we want without buying the land, then by all means let us do so.—The Clerk Was' understood to say in reply to the chairman that the course mentioned by him and Mr. George Thomas would not give the Board sufficient control over the Common for the purpose of laying it ouo as a recreation ground, without probably compensating the Com- moners.—Dr. O'Donnell agreed.—Mr. G. Thomas Raid by adopting the recommendation for a pro- visional order they might be committing them- selves to the expenditure of a latere sum or money, and he did not think they would be doing their duty to the ratepayers unless they thoroughly dis- cussed the other aspects of the question. Once the Board had given notice to treat, the whole question of value would be entirely out of their hands, and the Board would be bound to pay what Was awarded. Th y should exhaust the paragraph he had read from the counsel's opinion, and see if they could not get control in another way.—Mr. Barstow. in agreeing with some remarks of Dr. O'Donnell. said he did not believe the Commoners Would look for any compensation.—Mr. Robinson said he would like to have a week or two to con- sider the matter before coming to a decision, and Vrould like to talk over the matter with others who knew more about the matter than himself. He had only seen the counsel's opinion that morn in?.—Dr. O'Donnell remffrked that the question bad already been adjourned from time to time.— Mr. J. J. 'Williams Does the committee recom- mend where the money is to come from for Purchasing the Common.—Mr. Robinson A private Act alone will cost £800. — The Clerk It is not proposed to have a private Act. sir.The Chairman thought the committee should find out What control the board would have under -the Act of 1878. as mentioned bv Mr. George Thomas. If it was all they wanted, then he did not see that it would be necessary for them to go further.— Mr. W. Thomas (Cadoxton) I would not spend fid. upon the Common. If you spend :0.000 upon it you won't make it any healthier or of any more benefit to the inhabitants of the district.—Mr. Bohiuson wished it to be distinctly understood that he was in favour of acquiring the common. —Mr. J. J. Williams said there was no doubt that the common had been abused for a great number of years. It was quite plain that some control hould be secured over it, but he thought that if the local board were vested with the powers under the Act of 1876 that would be sufficient.-11r. Robinson I propose that we don't come to any decision until the next meeting.—Mr. George Thomas proposed that further information should be secured as regards the powers under the Act of 1876. and the powers of the Board of Agriculture. —Mr. Robinson slid as that would be deferring the mat: 3 r he wodd second it.—Mr. G. Thomas: I wish to p ,j ,It out that I don't wish to show the ? lightest disrespect to the com- mittee. On the contrary, I think the board should be extremely obliged to them for the trouble they have taken.—Dr. O'Donnell: If the matter is not decided to-day, I don't think there will be time to make the application, so the matter will be delayed for a year.—The Clerk I think there will be time, sir, but it will be very sharp work.—Dr. O'Donnell having consented to the adjournment of the discussion. Mr. G. Thomas's motion was unanimously agreed to. A QUESTIOX OF THE QUALITY OF PAVIXO. The Public Works Committee recommended that at the top of Kenilworth-road, pavement should be laid down in the private improvements scheme. and the present system of brick paving removed. It appeared that there was also this brick paving in Oban-street. a thoroughfare adjoining. A letter had been received from Mr. S. H. Williams, repre- senting the owners, and the resolution the com- mittee had come to was—"That if the owners of the land in Kenilworth-road will enter into an agreement similar to that entered into with the Barry Estate Company, to put down the pavements when required, that pavements be only put down on one side of the road where houses are built." —Mr. G. Thomas thought it would be a great hardship, as a substantial kind of paving had been laid down. to remove it. He begged to move that the matter be referred back to the committee, and that the surveyor should report to them on the fitnese of the pavement.—Dr. O'Donnell seconded. He said the bricks in Oban- street might be allowed, but they were uneven. and would have to be relaid. However, he would object to the brick paving in Kenilworth-read, as it was positively dangerous.—The Chairman said he would consent to its being referred back. but he would certainly object to brick paving, and he would bring evidence forward which, he thought, would convince the committee.—The motion was carried. A VALUER APPOINTED. The next business was to appoint a valuer in reference to the claims against the Board for damage to the land and crops at Biglis Farm and other places, unavoidably caused by the construc- tion of the main drainage scheme.—Mr. Barstow proposed that Mr. W. V. Huntley, Welsh St. Donatt's, should be appointed.—Mr. G. Thomas proposed Mr. John Thomas, of Cowbridge.—Dr. O'Donnell seconded.—Mr. W. Thomas (Cadoxton) pointed out that Mr. John Thomas was agent for the Bassett Estate, of which Biglis Farm formed part.—Mr. G. Thomas withdrew his proposition, and seconded Mr. Barstow's motion that Mr. Huntley should be appointed.—This was unani- mously agreed to. SLAUGHTER-HOUSE, PUBLIC MORTUARY, &C. Mr. G. Thomas moved that the report of the Slaughter-house Committee should be adopted.— It was recommended that the tender of Mr. J. Lysaght of £ 139 should be accepted for a tempor- ary slaughter-house subject to his satisfying the surveyor as to scantlings. A letter had been re- ceived from him in reference to the matter which was satisfactory.—Mr. Thomas said he thought that the accommodation would meet the actual necessities of butchers, &c., for some little time, until the Board would be in a position to give more mature consideration to the question of the erec- tion of a permanent building. The amount ex- pended would not altogether be a loss to the ratepayers as the Board were empowered to charge reasonable fees to the butchers for the use of the slaughter-house. He moved that the tender be accepted, and that they should get iron beams at an extra cost of £45. The surveyor would get the foundation dug, an ashplnlte paving laid, and the drainage constructed. Tin surveyor, accord- ing to instructions, had prepared plans for a cart shet, steam roller shed. temporary public mortuary, and tool-house, and Mr. Lysaght hr.d offered to construct these at a cost of £9; The surveyor said this was less if anything in proportion to the cost of the slaughter-house, so he (Mr. Thomrs) did not think they should apply for any other tenders. The committee also recommended that a 23ft. road should, be made from B.irry-road to Court- road, and that gates be placed at either end of the road.—Mr. Barstow seconded, but suggested that the road should be made a public one.—This was objected to.—The report was unanimously adopted. ALLOTMENTS. A letter was read asking the reason the allot- ments question had been shelved —The Clerk was deputed to reply that the Board were unable to let land for allotments on the proposed site of the Local Board offices, kc., as under the Act they were bound to realise all expenses incurred which would he impossible unless they let the land at about 3s. 6d. a perch, whereas the general charge for allotments was Is. a perch.—Mr. G. Thomas who stated that he had let the whole of his land—which was available for that purpose—for allotments that day. suggested that the writer of the letter and others desiring allotments should 1>3 asked to point out any land which might be secured, and the Board would be pleased to lend every assistance.—Mr. W. Thomas (Cadoxton) Are we bound to find allotments.'—The Clerk We are bound to try and do so. CADOXTOX SCAVENGING. Messrs. Gray and Amos, until recently the Cadoxton scavengers, appeared before the Board in reference to the claim of £;7 made by Mr Jones for damage to gate and land. alleged to" have been caused by Messrs. Gray and Amos, by the depositing of night soil. They characterised the claim as absurdly high.—The Chairman informed them that the Board had written to Mr. Jones asking for full particulars of the claim, but he suggested that in the meantime they should go and see Mr. Jones and try to come to some arrangement.— There was also the question of some damage done by the same contractors to some curbing and paving, but it appeared that the claim had not yet been sent in.—The amounts of damage will be deducted from the payments due to the contractors. This was all the business, and the Board rose.
BARRY AND CADOXTON BURIAL…
BARRY AND CADOXTON BURIAL BOARD. The customary meeting of the Barry and Cadox- ton Burial Board was held at the Local Boardr room, Cadoxton. Barry, on Tuesday night. There were in attendance. Mr. John Robinson (chairman), Rev. Canon Allen. Dr. Powell, and Messrs. J. Barstow. William Thomas (Cadoxton). G. Garnett, J. A. Hughes (clerk), and G. F. Willett (clerk's deputy).—The minutes of the previous meeting were read by the Clerk, confirmed by the member", and signed by the Chairman.—The Clerk read his usual report, which showed that during the last month there had been 14 burials. The amount reeeived in fees was £ 9 7s. 6d., and the expenditure, which consisted of wages for the caretaker and his assistant, amounted to J:10 17s.—The following bills were passed :— Isaac Thomas and Co., Cadoxton. tools, £2 7s. Id. Morgan Bros.. Cadoxton. sundries, 15s. 9d.-A bill of £ i> 19s. 9d.. from Mr. J. P. James. Barry, being balance due on the contract for the cemetery lodge. was left for the Chairman to certify and pass- Cheques were then signed.—It was reported that the sum of £2D was due to the treasurer, and that the precepts were all paid.—The Clerk reported that Mr. J. C. Pardoe. who had been deputed to mark out the graves at the cemetery, found when he went there to survey it that the plans were incorrect in every way. too many grave spaces being shown. He had had to survey the whole ground and prepare fresh plans, It was hoped now that matters would be very satis- factory.—Mr. G. Garnett reported that he had visited the cemetery the other day. and a good deal of work appeared to be being done. A little gravel was required near the lodge. —The Chairman promised to see that some was placed there, but he could not tell them when.— Messrs. W. Thomas (Cadoxton) and E. F. Blackmore (Barry) were appointed cemetery visitors for the ensuing month.—Further grave indicators were ordered to be obtained.—Mr. Barstow reported that he had seen Mr. John John, Merthyrdovan Farm, and he consented to the removal of a cesspool to his land on certain sa'isfactory conditions.—The Rev. Canon Allen asked who were the committee of inspection of tombstones, as some very un- sightly ones had already crept into the cemetery. He referred especially to the wooden coffin shaped ones which for his part he should object to as they were most hideous.—The Chairman It's only a question of form.—Mr. W. Thomas said it would be very hard on some poor people.— The clerk's petty cash account was examined and found correct.—A letter was read from Mr. L. W. Jones. South Wales Union Bank, offering to sella field (2a. 2r. 25p.) adjoining the Cemetery to the Board for £ 425, or about :il160 per acre. This was the field which the Board had endeavoured to pur- chase at a recent auction sale, the clerk being em- powered to bid to the extent of £150 per acre. It appears, however, that the Board have power to secure at any time from the Wenvoe Castle Estate five acres of land adjoining the Cemetery for £125 per acre. It was thought that there would be con- siderably less difficulty with the drainage as regards Mr. Jones's field, and Mr. Borstow moved that the Board should offer him £410 for it. There was no seconder to this proposition, consequently the question fell through.—Mr r<. Garnettsaid he had been asked to draw atte f on to the excessive charge the Board imposed, a compared with Car- diff. for the agreements for the purchase of grave spaces. The respective charges were Barry, £ 1 7s. 6d.: Cardiff, 61 Is.—It was decided to con- sider the question at the next meeting.—This was all the business.
BPvIDGEKD rural sanitary AUTHORITY,
BPvIDGEKD rural sanitary AUTHORITY, SCARLET FEVER AT ABERKEXFIG. THE NECESSITY FOR AX ISOLATED HOSPITAL. The usual meeting of this authority was held at Union Workhouse Bridgend, on Saturday. Mr. Rees Thomas (Pyle) in the chair. The others present were Messrs. D. Spencer (Cowbridge). vice- chairman. Edwin Williams, Evan Matthews. Griffith Thomas, Thomas Thomas (Peterstonc). William Hopkin, Thomas Rees. R. Harmar Cox (clerk), W. Leyshon (inspector), Jessey Hurley (engineer), and Dr. Wyndham Randall, (medical officer). AUGMENTATION TO THE ABERKENFIG TV ATICR SUPPLY. Mr. Jesse Hurley reported that the contractor for boring at Pentwyn had been successful in finding water in sufficient quantity to supply through a syphon 7.000 gallons per day. after going a depth of 4ft. Bin. At present, however, no augmentation to the original supply was necessary, there being an abundance with- out it.—It was decided that the contractor stop boring at once, in order to wait for dry weather to see whether there was any absolute necessity for it. TYNYPORTH WELL. ST. BRIDE'S MAJOR. Colonel Turberville having written complain- ing of the state of the above well, the Inspector now stated that it was covered over with coi i u- o-ated iron sheets, nlaced over beams within one foot apart. If the "well was to be abandoned he could place the covering more secura to prevent children from throwing stones, &c.. therein, and it was decided that he should do so, as well as repair the wall near the roadway. THE ASYLt'il AUTHORITIES AND THE DRAINAGE SCHEME. A letter read from Mr. T. T. Lewis, clerk to the Visitors of the Glamorgan County Asylum stated that notice of motion ha:1 been given at their meeting to move at the next quarterly meeting, to be held in October next, that fi resolu- tion passed by a pub-committee in May he rescinded.—The Clerk presumed it meant the resolution of the committee regarding the course of the sewer through the Asylum grounds, instead of along the old t-iv.mroad. NUISANCES. Dr. Mellor, medical officer of the Cowbridge district, reported the outbreak of a case of diphtheria at Llantwit Major, and also a case of measles at St. Athan. He attributed the out- break in the former case to the dirty state in which a number of poultry were kept near, as well as the dangerous insanitary state of the privies of two houses adjoining. The inspector said he had given orders to abate the same, and was satisfied that the nuisances were already remedied. He (the inspector) also reported that notice served on the Rev. T. Jones (Sketty) to provide proper privy accommodation at his house at Llantwit Major had not been complied with and it was decided to again servo him with notice —The owner's attention was ordered to be called to a nusiance caused by stagnant water becoming offersive opposite Splot Farmhouse, St. Donatt's. —It was also reported that the lamp erected at Tondu. and which was questioned as being in an improper position, was placed exactly where direc ed by Mr. J. W. Edwards, the gentleman appointed by the authority to fix the same. NEW SCHOOL FOR LLANHARRAN. The Inspecto- applied on behalf of the Llan- h.arran School Board for ne'-missiou to obtain a water supply from the pipes now supplying the parish for the purpose of hu'M'ig Abe new school, and also for the school itself when completed. This was granted.—A pl-tD. was produced of the school building for the approval of the authority. It was. however, seen that Ihe pi in was in some respects contr ,ry to the bye-laws. Inasmuch as it was proposed to drain into a h-ook near, and also to carry the drainage under the school building, therefore it was ordered to be returned as dis- approved. OUTBREAK OF FEVER.—THE NECESSITY OF AN ISOLATED HOSPITAL. Dr. Wyndham Randall reported the outbreak of scarlet fever as follows :■—On the 3rd inst. one case at Aberkenfig 8th. three cases at Laleston 5th. a case at Kenfig Hill 8th. two cases at Aber- kenfig 6th. another case at the same place; Sth and 9th. three cases at Aberkenfig 10th. case at Maesteg-road.Tondu two cases of diphtheria, also at Aberkenfig, besides one case at Porthcawl that morning. The medical officer stated that they were not dealing with it very satisfactorily at Aberkenfig. The authority had closed the school, then there was a relaxation, but now the school was opened again there was a recurrence of the outbreak. — Mr. Matthews failed to see the closing of schools as being the means of prevent- ing the outspread of the disease, when children were allowed to run about the streets and attend Sunday school in Large numbers.—Dr. Randall said the closing of the schools had stopped the epidemic at Bryncethin. and at Aberkenfig it had prevented it in some degree. Those were facts which spoke for themselves.—The Inspector said parents of children did no^ usually allow their children -to attend school from infeotcd houses. Also the masters prevented it.—Dr. Randall said he had notified them to the masters. What he would point out regarding this tremendous in- crease of scarlet fever, and the fact that whatever steps they took proved perfectly useless, was the absolute necessity for the establishment of an isolated hospital.—The Inspector having remarked upon the distaste with which people accepted the f;i\ct of being obliged to remove their children to a hospital, Dr. Randall was quite certain that once it was started people would flock to it rather than discard it. He had found it so in his personal experience.—Mr. Edwin Williams I always said that if there were less chapels and a few more hospitals about it would be far better. (Laughter.) —The matter then dropped, and the meeting ter- minated.
BRIDGEND BOARD OF GUARDIANS.
BRIDGEND BOARD OF GUARDIANS. On Saturday last at the Union Workhouse, Bridgend, the usual weekly meeting of this Board was held, when Mr. Rees Thomas (Pyle) presided. There were also presentMessrs. D. Spencer (vice-chairman). Edward Lewis, Edward John, J. H. Thomas. Edwin Williams, Griffith Thomas, John Rees. Robert Thomas. William Jones. Thoma, Rees. William Hopkin. William Howell (Penooed), Thomas Thomas, Richard Williams, and William Howells (Wick).—An application was read from Dr. C. Parry, medical officer for the Garw district for leave of absence for a few days, and names Dr. McAllen as his deputy, who would also be assisted by another qualified medical man. The application was granted.—A long letter from the Local Government Board regarding the control of lunatics on their removal to an asylum was de- ferred until the next, meeting.—Mr. E. John, as a member with Mr. W. Hopkins, of a committee appointed regarding the building of a hearse for the use of the guardians at pauper funerals, said it was now completed by the builders in a very neat and satisfactory manner, and exactly in accordance with the original specification.—It was decided that the question of providing a proper room for its accommodation be left to the next meeting, the House Committee meanwhile to con- sider the matter.—Mr. E. John suggested that the hearse be let out on hire when there was any application for it in the neighbourhood at some specific rate.—The Chairman, who thought the suggestion a very good one. said the question could be brought up with the others at the next meeting.—An application from the matron of the house for two or three days' leave of absence having been granted, the meeting terminated.
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YSTRAD LOCAL BOARD.
YSTRAD LOCAL BOARD. On Friday last the ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Ystradyfodwg Local Board was held, Mr. AAr. H. Mathias in the chair. There were also present, Messrs. A. J. Treharne. M. Llewellyn, D. Davies. D.Morgan,T. Griffiths. W. Lax, W. Davies. E. W. Lewis, D. Hannah, W. H. Morgan (clerk), and H. W. Spowart (deputy-clerk). THE ROYAL LABOUR COMMISSION. The Clerk reported that he had received a com- munication from the Royal Commission on Labour asking for certain information respecting the number of men employed by the Board, and asking what salary each received.—He was instructed to fill up and return the circular. MR. IDRIS WILLIAMS AXD THE BOARD. A letter was read from Mr. Idris Williams. assistant-overseer, Porth. saying that he was at a loss to know why the Board called upon him to stop an overflow in the river Rhondda, which, as far as he knew. had overflown its banks at that certain point since the creation of the world. (Laughter.)—Mr. T. Griffiths asked where Mr. Williams had his information from. (Renewed laughter.)—The Clerk said that perhaps Mr. Williams had not done anything to cause the overflow, and in that case they could do nothing in the matter on the other hand if he had interfered with the bed of the river they could call upon him to remedy the defect.—It was reported that when floods took place the road at that spot was covered with water, which found its way to Dr. Davies's house.—It was finally decided that the surveyor bf, instructed to visit the spot, and report at the next meeting. WORKMEN'S WAGES. The Clerk read the report of the Finance Com- mittee, which stated that the sum of £113 10s. 7d. was due as workmen's wages, and it was resolved, on the motion of Mr. T. Griffiths, that the cheques be signed for these amounts. THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported that he had received complaints from the T.V.R. Co., with reference to the road at Cymmer, and he recommended that a culvert be -;madc to connect the water which ran from the road with the shoot which was about to be erected. The cost of this work would only amount to about £8.-It was decided that the suggestion of the surveyor be adopted. — Com- plaints had also been received from the owners of certain houses at Ystrad that the stench which arose from a certain culvert thereat was unbearable, and thesurv" recom- mended as a remedy that the culver ^extended for about 30ft., and on the motion of Mr. E. W. Lewis it was resolved that this ork should be carried ont.-An application had been received from the Rev. W. Lewis, vicar of Ystradyfodwg, for leave to build a certain boundary wall on the north east side of a new church to be erected at Tynewydd, Treherbort.—The Surveyor was asked to report on the matter at the next meeting. DEPOTS FOR SCAVENGING. The Surveyor said that he had made repeated applications for a site where scavenging refuse might be deposited in different neighbourhoods, but had failed to obtain suitable places.—Mr. Griffiths said there was a quarry near Porth which might be utilised for that purpose, and which he thought might be obtained, and the surveyor was instructed to make enquires about the same—It was also reported that for some years the Board had been allowed to tip refuse at Coedcae. but the surveyor believed that all the stuff did not go there, and he was asked to again see the manager of the Coedcae Colliery about this matter. THE YSTRAD BRIDGE ROAD. Mr. E. W. Lewis asked whether the road on the west side of the Ystrad Bridge was to be widened, and if so why the resolution was not carried out.— The Surveyor said that a few months back the consent of the Taff Vale Railway Company was obtained to widen the bridge if the work was immediately carried out without incurring further costs upon the company, and after he (the sur- veyor) had prepared plans and estimates, it was found that more land was required, and so the matter was left in abeyance.—It was decided that the Clerk should look up the minutes by the next meeting.. "THE ASSISTANT SURVEYOR. Only one applicant for the post of assistant- surveyor, appeared before the Board—namely. Mr. R. Chambers, of Cardiff, who was ques- tioned by the Surveyor. It was, however. found that the young man's experience of surveying work had been too short, and it was decided to ask some of the other applicants to appear before the next meeting.—Mr. R. M. Spowart, of London, was appointed clerk to the surveyor at a salary of 25s. per week. A SPECIAL MEETING. It was thought wiser to defer the questions of the sewerage and scavenging contract to a special meeting to be held on Friday next. THE OLD DINAS ROAD. Mr. T. Griffiths called the attention to the di- lapidated condition of the old road at Dinas. and suggested that some steps should be taken to im- prove the same.—Mr. E. W. Lewis moved that the inspector for the district should be instructed to visit the place, and report thereon at the next meeting.—This was seconded by Mr. Hannah, and carried unanimously.
A COWBRIDGE ALDERMAN'S INDIGNANT…
A COWBRIDGE ALDERMAN'S INDIGNANT PROTEST. An extraordinary scene occurred at Cowbridge Borough Police-court on Tuesday, consequent on an enquiry made by Alderman James as to who was responsible for the withdrawal of a summons. —Superintendent Thomas said that it was done at the instigation of the mayor.—The Magistrates' Clerk said it was not an usual course, and Alder- man James retorted that it was "Cowbr.idge law."—Mr. Stockwood said it was common law. —In reply to Alderman James. Sergeant Smith said that the mayor had offered him half a sovereign if the summons were withdrawn.—The Mayor Sergeant Smith has told a deliberate lie in reference to this case. His own conduct was perfectly clear. He had acted openly and on his own authority, and had written to say that the summons would be withdrawn.—The Magistrates" Clerk thought the matter should never have been made public.
STEALING A WATCH FROM AN ACTRESS.
STEALING A WATCH FROM AN ACTRESS. PRETTY NELLIE ORTOX IS CARELESS. TWO WICKED YOUNGSTERS STEAL HER PROPERTY. At the Ystrad police-court on AVednesda-y last— before Mr. T. P. Jenkins. Dr. Parry, and' Mr. D. W. Davies—two boys, named Daniel Richards and David AVilliams, ten years of &ge. of Treorky. were charged with stealing money and a watch and chain, the property of Miss Nellie Orton. the celebrated actress.—The complainant in giving her evidence said that on Sunday morning last she missed eighteen pence from a sewing machine which was in a van where she lived. About half- past two she went again to the drawer, and found that her watch and guard was gone and fivepence more. She had seen one of the defendants outside the van on Sunday, and saw a chain similar to hers in his hand. When she asked him where the watch was he replied that the bovs had broken it into bits. The va]ue of the watch was 30s.. and the chain threepence. The van from where the articles were stolen was occupied by her alone. Hannah Orton, the mother of the last witness. said she sent for the police as soon as she heard of the theft and the boys ran away. There were several bottles of ginger beer in the van where Miss Orton slept, and she found that some of these were also missing. Police-sergeant WIHiam Brown, Treorky. said he took the defendant Richards into custody on the previous evening, and charged him with stealing the watch and Is. lid. in money. lie, however, said that the articles and the ginger beer bottles had been stolen by the defendant Williams, and that they had together spent Is. 6d. in sweets and apples, and had drank the ginger, beer and broken the bottles. The witness afterwards arrested I David Williams and charged him. and he admitted his guilt.—The two defendants were ordered to receive six strokes with the birch rod and to pay 10s. each damages.
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BRITISH AXD FOREIGN CIGARS. t Tn*n*3.T'T\*nr*i*Tr EDGAR FEMELL Fishmonger AND Fruiterer, I 84, TAFF STREET, POXTYPRIDD, BEGS to thank his numerous Customers for their kind Patronage in the past, and hopes by strict attention to business to merit their favours in the future. • Lazenby's and all kinds of u Tinned Fish at the Lowest Prices. BEST QUALITY. POTTED CPAM FRESH DAILY In lib. and Jib. Pots. All Kinds of Fruit in Season. 'PATRONISE THE TOWN YOU LIVE IN, AND DON'T FORGET THE ADDRESS :— EDGAR FENNELL 84, Taff-Street, PONTYPRIDD.