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BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD.

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BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. The monthly meetiag of the Barry and Cadox- ton Local Board was held on Tuesday afternoon last at Cadoxton, present-Dr P. J. O'Donnell (chairman). Major-General Lee, J.P., Dr E. Treharne, Messrs J. J. Williams. W. Paterson, F. P. Jones-Lloyd, W. Thomas (The Hayes), B. Lewis, W. Thomas (Cadoxton), J. A. Hughes (clerk), and J. C. Pardoe (surveyor). FINANCE. Additional.bills were passed as follows :—Mr G. Rutter, Barry drainage works contractor. £ 1,500 Gas and Water Company, water rate, 14s interest on loan, Y,18 10s. THE SURVEYOR AND ARTICLED PUPILS. In connection with an amendment proposed by Mr Jones-Lloyd, that the surveyor be allowed to take two articled pupils, and that the amount of premium be paid to the surveyor for his services, the chairman pointed out that the benefit to the board would not be commensurate to the amount of time and trouble spent by the surveyor upon pupils, so that the public works committee re- commended that the proposal be not entertained. —A discussion followed, and in reply to Mr J. J. Williams as to whether the proposal was in addi- tion to the permanent staff of the board, it was stated as probable that in any circumstances there would soon be a reduction of the engineering staff. -Eventually it was resolved, by seven votes (General Lee, Dr Treharne, Messrs B. Lewis, W. Thomas, The Hayes, W. Paterson. J. J. Williams, and F. P. Jones-Lloyd), that the surveyor be allowed to take articled pupils, such pupils to receive no remuneration from the board. SCHOOL BOARD-ROAD, BARRY. Mr W. Paterson drew attention to the bad state of School Board-road, Barry. THE ROAD LEADING FROM CADOXTON TO THE CEMETERY. Mr Jones-Lloyd moved the rejection of the public works committee's recommendation for the improvement of the road leading from Cadoxton to the cemetery, involving, it was proposed, the expenditure of £ 1,733 9s 3d. He objected, Mr Jones-Lloyd said, on the ground that the three proposed roads-from Cadoxton, Barry Dock, and the Waycock, all converging at the Buttrills- should be formed at the same time.—General Lee did not see much point in what Mr Jones-Lloyd said, for he suggested that they should not spend £1,733, but he was willing to spend three times as much. (Laughter.)—Mr J. J. Williams observed that the road in question was seriously needed and Mr B. Lewis said the present condition of the road was disgraceful.-It was resolved that the recommendation be adopted. THE PROPOSED VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE. Details of the consideration of an application made by a deputation in favour of the establish- ment of a volunteer fire brigade for the district appear in another column. A NUISANCE AT BARRY. A memorial was read from residents of Barry asking that the blasting work in connection with the sewerage works be discon- tinued at night.—Mr W. Thomas said it should be clearly understood that the Board were not responsible for any damage caused by the blasting operations conducted by the contractor.-The memorial was referred to the public works com- mittee. TELEGRAPHIC FACILITIES IN HOLTON-ROAD. A letter was read from the Post-master General to the effect he could not see his way clear to establish a receiving office for telegraphs at the Holton-road Post Omce.—Mr Jones-Lloyd moved, and General Lee seconded, however, that inasmuch as the present accommodation was inadequate for that part of the district, the Postmaster-General be asked to again take the question into consider- ation.-Mr J. J. Williams moved as an amendment, and Mr B. Lewis seconded, that application be made for a telegraph receiving office in connection with the Pyke-street Post Office. The amendment was carried. THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH. The Clerk read a letter from the Lord Mayor of London inviting members and officers of the Board to attend a conference in connection with the British Institute of Public Health, to be held at the Mansion House in July next, and it was resolved, on the motion of Mr Jones-Lloyd, seconded by Dr Treharne, that the chairman, clerk, and medical officer. be deputed to attend on behalf of the Board, Mr B. Lewis, however, being of opinion that too much had already been spent upon fruitless excursions to London. SEAMEN'S BOARDING-HOUSES. A letter was read from the Board of Trade suggesting the omission of two bye-laws in the draft code of the regulation of seamen's lodging- houses. and it was resolved that the alterations be accordingly made. A TRIP TO LONDON. It was agreed to pay Mr Westyr Evans, solicitor Cardiff, the sum of five guineas, expenses incurred by a visit to London in connection with the board's proposed loan for the gas and water pur- chase. THE PARISH COUNCILS BILL. A communication was read to the effect that under the new Parish Councils Act the Local Board would go out of office in November next, the first election of guardians and district councils under the new system to be held on the 8th November. The annual election in connection with the Local Board will not, therefore, take place this year in April. MISCELLANEOUS. The Chairman and Major-General Lee volun- teered to attend a congress to be held in connec- tion with the Sanitary Institute at Liverpool, in September next. The Local Government Board wrote sanctioning the borrowing of a loan of £ 571 for street im- provements in the Barry Dock district. Two or three licences were renewed, one being for the storage of explosives by Mr J. Jackson, the Barry Dock contractor. THE BOARD'S APPLICATION FOR A HOSPITAL SITE ON THE FLAT HOLMS. The Clerk read a letter from Mr J. L. Wheatley, town-clerk of Cardiff, stating that the Cardiff Corporation had considered the application made by the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board for a site for the erection of a port fever hospital on the Flat Holms, and the following resolution was passed :— That Barry, not being within the Cardiff Port Sanitary District, and bearing in mind the duty of the Cardiff Port Sanitary Authority to protect the trade and commerce of Cardiff, and with a view to minimis- ing the risk of Cardiff being declared an infected port and thus avoiding the prejudicial results that would ensue thereon, the Cardiff Port Sanitary Authority is of opinion that the Flat Holm should be reserved for Cardiff patient;; only, and they consequently regret that they cannot accede to the request of the Barry Port Sanitary Authority. —Mr Paterson said it was a very flimsy excuse to make, because the fact that cases of cholera, being sent to the Flat Holms for treatment, would not make Cardiff an infected port, no more than cholera cases coming from Cardiff to the Flat Holms last year declared Cardiff to be infected.- The clerk suggested that no public comments be made on the matter until the result of the recent Local Government Board inquiry at Cadoxton had been ascertained. The Board then went into committee for the consideration of one or two important subjects.

A RECORD WEEK AT BARRY DOCK.

ITEMS FROM BARRY DOCKS

PHENOMENAL SHIPMENTS ATI BARRY…

PROPOSED FIRE BRIGADE FOR…

DINAS POWIS HIGHWAY BOARD.

BARRY TRAINS TO CARDIFF DOCKS.

-MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS!

SHIPPING INCIDENT AT BARRY.

;BARRY COMPANY'S DIRECTORS…

--.-_.----GOLF MATCH AT PENARTH.

THE CONTINUITY QUESTION

BARRY CHAMBER OF TRADE.

BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRIES !…

LITTLE FRANK HALE'S ESCAPADE.

GOOD TEMPLAR CONCERT AT ie,…

SHEBEENING IN THE BARRY DISTRICT.

A PENARTH SAILOR KILLED.