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SECOND DAY.-WEDNESDAY.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES.

FARRAGO ACADEMIC.

THE MELINDWR WATER SCHEME.

RESIGNATION OF MR VAUGHAN,…

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TREGARON AGRICULTURAL SHOW.

. LA.MPETER.

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LA.MPETER. LOCAL BOARD, MONDAY, OCTOBER I:Inr.— Present the Rev Professor Edcnondes, in the chair, the Rev Daniel Evans, Messrs John Fowden. Edward Evans, J. W. Evans, Thomas Edmunds W. R. Price, David Lloyd, Dolgwm House, Thomas Lloyd, and John D.tvies. THE WATER SCHEME. Mr J. Fowden said he thought there was sufficient water above the Worn. Witea he visited the place there seemed plenty of springs. There was a person present who had been in the habit of walk- ing over the ground for the past 27 years, and he said he had never seen the Held dry. It was a regular swamp. They had tried to drain the field, but could not do it properly. Mr Sturdy said he had never known the springs dry. Certainly there was not as much water there in the dry as in the wet season. lie was sure if a reservoir was male there would be plenty watn* to supply LainpeU-r. He had seen the field before an attempt was made to drain it, and it was a mass ot water. Sullic-ieiit water might be obtained without interfering with any private rights. Mr J. W. Evans said, judging from what he saw on Saturday there was enough to supply a town twenty times the size of Lampeter. The Chairman said if the water was plentiful enough, there was no doubt the Wern was the best place to go to, so far as they had evidenc e, and none knew better than Sturdy as to the resources. If they were satisfied they should go in and get the water analysed. Mr J. W. Evans said they passed another place, at Ty hen Mill, where there were plenty of springs, but perhaps there might not be sufficient pressure. Mr Thomas Lloyd said the man at Blaenwaun said there was no water in the dry season, but perhaps that might be accounted for by the fact that the water sunk into the ground before it reached th-i bottom of the field. Mr Fowden said if one of the springs always ran as it did on Saturday, it would be sufficient of itself to supply Lampeter. Mr Klward Evans suggested that the board wail I until the dry seasou before they went on with the scheme. The Chairman'said it was important to get the water, and it was connected with the drainage, and there were a number of new houses being built. Mr Edward said now was a bad time to go about a water supply, as thbre was plenty of water on the ground everywhere. It was not a good time to get the water analysed, as the rain water affected it very much. ire l'ould not see the necessity for any hurry over getting the water. Mr Price said he had been told lliPt a large volume of water might be obtained from Bryn, for the purpose of flushing. Mr Fowden said if they decided that the Wern was the best place to adopt, they must have prelim- inary plans. Tne Chairman said they must not only hive preliminary plans, but get the permission of the lstate to dig- pits. Mr Fowden said they were pretty sure of that. The chairman said it would not be much expense to make the preliminary digging. The Rev Daniel Jones asked if they would have to dig for water before a sample was sent tor analysis, or would they send it as it was. The Chairman said that would bs the first consideration. Mr Edward Evans said he did not think there was any question about the quality of the water. Mr Thomas Lloyd suggested that the Board appoint a commission to enquire from all the persons who had had the fields for the past ten or twelve years. Mr Fowden though it was a good plan, but they would be very likely to get conflicting evidence. Air Davies said he examined the fields twelve mouths ago, and there was no water in the two fields above the Wern. There was a bog, and there might, be plenty of water there. Mr Edward Evans urged the advisability of waiting tor a dry seasou. The Chairman thought if the board got a water engineer to make a trial pit to begin with, they would know euough about the resources of supply without waiting for a dry season. They had been I y waiting and waiting for a dry season for a long time. .,[r Edward Evans did not think any engineer could tell what quantity of water there was until a dry season. Mr Fowden did not think the board should move without consulting a competent man. The Chairman said there seetned to be two opinions iu the meeting, one was that they should w.dt until a dry season, and the other was that they should take steps at once by consulting a practical engineer. Was anyone prepared to make a pro- posal ? Mr Edward Evans proposed that they wait for a dry season to see what watef there was. Air Price seconded. On being put to the meeting no one voted, and the chairman declared the motion lost. oil Mr Fowden proposed that they wait until the month of March, which was a very searching month. Mr Rees Davies seconded. The Chairman, after putting the motion to the meeting, said no one seemed in favour of the second proposition, so it also fell through. Mr Thomas Lloyd proposed that the meeting take steps now—such steps as were advisable—that was by taking evidence a. t)out the water, in order to ascertain if their was sufficient water for the supply of Lampeter, and tj tike, if necessary, the advice of some practical man, who could speak with some authority about such matters. The Rev Daniel Jones seconded. On being put to the meeting only four hands were held up. The Chairman said it was very ridiculous to call a special meeting, and then arrive at no decision after all. As they were not prepared to go on he supposed no more could be said. Mr Lloyd, Dolgwm House, said he thought there was some mistake about the last proposition, as he believed there was a majority of the board in favour of it. The Chairman said he would put the motion again, and called for a show of hands, when five voted for and live against the proposition. The Chairman said his impression was so strong that they should go on with the preliminary work, that he should give his casting vote in favour of the proposition, which he declared duly carried. He then went on to propose that the clerk be instructad to write to Mr Jenkins, and ask in the first place whether the estate would be willing to let the board have water, and on what terms, and if they wauld allow the board to make provings of the springs at once. Also that Messrs Thomas Lloyd, John Fow. den, and Rees Davies be appointed to act as com mittee to take the evidence of people wlba had known the springs for a number of years, and to bring in a report at the next meeting. Their work would be to take down the statements* take Mr Living with them to the fields, and it they were satisfied that there was a sufficicent quantity of water, he did not see why they should not get it analj-sed. They would aiso have to enquire into the rights of persons to the water. Tha motion was carried nem dis„ The Chairman introduced the subject of drainage, but the meeting was not prepared to consider the question at the present time,, but was agreed to wait until a water scheme 0.( some sort was agreed upon aud adopted, when tne question might be well brought on again.

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