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ABERDARE MINERS.

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YAYNOR AND PENDERYN DISTRICT…

GELLIGAER DISTRICT COUNCIL.

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GELLIGAER DISTRICT COUNCIL. SATURDAY. — Present: Messrs. Matthew Truran J.P. (in chair). Lowis Evans (vice-chairman), L. P. Edvv\rds, Alfred Phillips, R. Edwards, J. H. Jones, T. Bevan, F. T. James (clerk), Dr. Dyke (medical officer), and James Jones (Burveyor).. A NEW NURSE.—It was reported that a. nurse was required to take the place of the present one at Brith- dir Hospital, and it was resolved that a nurse he advertised tor at a salary of j323 per annum, with house and fire, and rations, when there were any cases in the house. TTPHOID^AT BARGOKD.—The medical officer said he had received a note to the effect that there was a child ill of typhoid fever at Bargoed. It appears thai there were three children of tho same family ill and had died. These had been attended by Dr. Shaugh- nessy, but that gentlemr.n had not registered any of the deaths in the house as having been caused by typhoid. Dr. Owen, however, who attended the fourth child, notified the case as one of typhoid.—Mr. Alfred Phillips said he had been told that there was a bad drain near. The surveyor was instructed to report upon the matter at the next meeting. THE POWKR-S OF THE COUNCIL.—The clerk read a detailed report upon the powers of the District Counciis. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT.—Dr. Dyke, the medi- caloffieer, reported us followsThe following abstract contains the main statistics relating to the sanitary condition of the Rural Sanitary District of Merthyr Tydfil during the year 1894 In the district of the Rural Sanitary Authority comprising the patishes of Gelligaer and Rhigos, Vaynor and Penderyn, the number of occupied houses at the middle of the year 1894 was ascertained by the surveyor to he 3,952, an increase of 140 new dwellings. The estimated num- ber of inhabitants was 19,964, an increase of 700 per- sons. The total of births was 763, and of deaths 363, showing an increase of 400 births over deaths. The average rate of births was 32 per 1,000, and deaths 18 per 1,000. All these results indicated the sound state of the health of the people. The number of occupied houses in the Gelligaer parish had been increased by the erection of 120 new dwellings, the total now inhabited being 2,736, and the estimated population 14.352. The births of 571 children were registered, and 252 deaths, showing a birth and death rate respec- tively of 39 and 17'8 pfir 1,000, this being ths lowest death rate during the past 20 years. Houses occupied in Rhigos were 978, and the births and deaths 28 and 26 per 1,000 respectively. In the parish of Vaynor 19 new houses had been erected, making a total of 683, and the estimated population 3,154. Births during the year 112, and deaths 65, siiowing a. rate respec- tively of 35 and 20 per 1,000. The prevalence of diphtheria at Pontsticill increased the average. In the parish of Penderyn two new houses had been erected, and there was a slight iiicreaee in the popula- tion. The inhabited dwellings numbered 1,450, the births 52, and deaths 20, showing a birth rate of 36 per 1,000, and a death rate ot 13'7 per 1,000. THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT.—Mr. James Jones, the surveyor, reported that three licences had been renewed for storing explosives, nine premises regis- tered for the sale of explosives, and 19 certificates granted to woikmen for using explosives for the year 1895. He also submitted a number of plans which, together with the report, were adopted. THE BARRY BILL.—The Surveyor reported as follows upon the proposed Barry Rai'lway Bill:—The company intend taking up the whole of the sewage land at Giifach-fargoed, in the parish of Gelligaer for railway purpose". The late Rural Sanitary Authority spent £ 71 18s. 4d. in making mains, straining tank, kc. The building company spent £ 90 in making main sewers, making a total expenditure of £ 16118s. 4d. If land can be obtained on the adjoining estate, the cost of laying pipes for the railway bridge, building straining tank, and fixing junctions, &c., will cost about £100, If land cannot be obtained, bucket closets must be adopted, and as you have provided land for 200 houses, the cost of removing the contents of 200 buckets will amount to j378 a year but if the buckets were placed in the road, the scavenger's bill would be reduced to J339 a year.

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NEGLECTED ABERAMAN.

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THE MERTHYR BURIAL BOARD.