To Contractors & Others, THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ABERDARE are. desirous to re- ceive TENDERS for the REPAIRS re quired to WAYNE STREET* GAbLYS. "Plans and Specifications may be seen, aid Forms of Tenders obtained on appli- cation to the Surveyor, at his Offices, Town Hall, Aberdare. Tenders te be sent to the undersigned, endorsed Tender for Wayne Street Re- pairs," not later than Saturday, the 7th day of February, 1903. The Council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. THOS. PHILLIPS, Clerk. 24th Janrary, 1903
ABERDARE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the above body was heldi last Friday, the triem;- bers. prt,seiitt being :-M,e;s:srs. "Edward Mor- gan (chairman), Johni Ho-well, Rhys cllyn, D. P. Davies, Lewis N. Williairjs, J, Buckn-ell. L. M.. Berry. Tom Lervri's, T. Humphreys, Morgan John. William ThccrviR,. and Chven Harriet.
Aberdare Public Market. The Clerk (Col. Thos. Phillips) conveyeJ to the meeting' the reply which,, he had; re- ceivadi from the directors, of too Public Market, in answer to< his. CQmimunaicadora, in which he ask-tdi the company wh-ethertlrej;1 v.ri-uld- be prepared ^is-posa at their properties. For th:o 1 < r la^or* of 01:? readers, we subjoin the n rrir«p,xidieT»!oe: "Town Hall. Aberdare, January ,91th, 190J.. Dear Sir,— I am directed) by my Council to la- quire whether your company vvouid be willing to dispose of their propertm, hy private treaty; and, if so, whether they # .wouldi now be prepared to name a price and terms upon which this Council could acquire the .same. May I ask you to bring this matter before your directors. at an, early date ? Yours faithfully, Thomas Phillips (CUtL\ W. H. Lipton, Esq., ■ Secretary Abenla,Te.Market andi: t Town Hall Co., Aberdare.¡i
"Aberdare, January 11 th, 1903. Dear Sir,—■ 'I Referring to your letter of tke 9th irsst., I am diesiredi by the directors of the company to inform; you that the .• company are not prepared al present ¡ to dispose- of their properties by private ¡ treaty.
Yours faithfully, C. Kenshole." I In the course of their report;, the.Fiwiacw CJommittee; (to whom the had!- been ceferred1 in accordance with a re^titiory of the Council) stated1 that, in the face of the foregoing correspondence, they oouki not at present recommend that any further'kef;s should be taken, aind added that the only 1 course to acquire the properties would be bf an application to Parliament for an Act ta obtain compulsory powers, which course th-ey were, however, not prepared! to- COCOffii- mend' the Council to take at praseiw. Councillor Berry If it is inorcter, I e»V3! that we take Parliamentary steps to ac:quire it There- is a strong feeling in the town ttut the Council should procure th- <\ «nv piny; and; I know that it would'be enure''v against that feeling were, we,. as d the town, to let this. cppo'rtun.Xy go. 'bv. The Clerk: That is, simply adopting t.-<■> report of the Finance Coram tax th -> ^.v- *ng- You would: be in ord'er b> g v ta -•notice of motion. I Houses Rated, at ^10 and! under, arxl Occupied, by their Owners. The returns asked) for at the last rDaetmg of the Council with regard to the number of Houses occupied by their owners, and whose flpafceable value was £ 10 and under, stib-1 «niiK»dl as follow):— No. i Ward: — Z Z 4 No. 2 Wafdf ,181 NO'. 3 Ward! I <— 116 No. 4 Ward I- i8r: Net. 5 Ward — 319 Total — io £ i ■ Medical Report. The number of .deaths registered during tha 3 months ended) December Sf,, ;19°2, showed an increase of 77 as <xwnpa^e<i with tike ccrrespcndring 3 months of the. year; 1901,,and an increase of 65 as .compared wrjfh the previous quarter. There were 247 deaths, which included':—Typhoid!fetfer,.6 marasmus, 2; scarlet fever,' 9- pj^sa(stest 24; puerperal.fever, 2 meningitis; 8";diphtheria, 4 convulsions, 44 ■ pn)eumoniai, 22; brora- cfoitis, 18; phithisis, 10; diarrhoea, 6; in- ffusEa, 3. The 247 deaths repreaseijtedi:— i Quldren under I year of age, 88; dKY. from < tO 5 yjearsof age, 49; dkx, 5 to' 20). 9. iParsons from 20 to 30 years, of age^ f 4; 30 | tQ 40, 12 40 to 50, 15 50 to 60, 23 aged persons of 60 and upwards, 3 i. Totau 247. The number of deaths from varoiu c.iu ies during thei quarter requiring inquests were } .3 Taking the populaltion. of too Urhan pistrict Council of Aberdare, tfie foregoing mortality gives, a death raiie of j 5-48 per iccc for the quatrter, and 21.92 per 1000 for the year. During the year 1902, there: were 1715 births and 841 deaths,; thereby showinig; a brrth-rate of 38.'L per 1000 for the year, and a death-rate of rS.68 per 1000 for the year. In 1902 thetr- were ,6"16 successful vaccinations, and! 848 re- vaccinationts. During the last quarter there latere 446 births (230 boys and 216 girls), ohicti represent a birth-rate for the quarter •af 9.91 per 1000, and! 39.64 per rooo for the JUJr. i The medfical report further Oatedl that; %c*usiesi Nos. 21 to 35, Bethel place, HirH a'an' arri Nos. 22 to 26, Wind. Street, Hirwmin, ad been; examined, and found danfi dJi- tipidated, and unfit in their present state ixjf humcn habitation. | The New Streets at Cwmdiare, I While considering the surveyor's report, J at was stated that some confusion arose in. dastmgiiishiog-King & Queen streets, Cwm- ] chre. As a ccnsequi t -e, Mr Rhys Llew- | -fellyn explained; the ve positions of j both the new streets, and, after an observ- ation by Mr Buckn-ell that there was a.! so a King street at Aberaman, Mr Llewellyn said that it was his intention a.t the next mieeting of the Council on February 13th next, to move that King and' Queen, streets, Cwm- dare, be; repaired under the provisions' of the Private Streets Works Act (1892.) Mr Wilhams: Very inconvenient that two .streets in the same district; should: bear the same name. Mr R. L. Berry: We have streets, bearing the same names in different localities, but Cwmdare will form a sufficientdiistioction. A Stone; Depot. A somewhat discursive discussion took place regarding the stone.-depot about to be established between Trecynon and Cwm- dare. The Surveyor gave a detailed ac- count of the work to be done. j Mr Howell1: Is it to he on the left side as you go to Cwmdare? Mr Lewdss: Yes. Mr LI ewellyn: It is a very proper place to have a. depot. With regard to. the question of cost, that will have to be gone into. Mr Lewis: The haulage rendered uu- necessary will be a good) item saved, as the surveyor has just said. I move that the sur- veyor prepare an estimate of the cost en- 'i tailed by such a depot. Mr Berry: May we add! to that that the surveyor report what we would1 save ? The surveyor: It would; simply be problem- rial, you know. Mr Berry: I see. Mr Lewis's proposal was accepted, Wanted!: A New Road in Cwmaman. In drawing the Council's attention to the state of affairs in a certain part of this Ward1, the Rev. T. Humphreys, who spoke in a tone of acute warmth, said!:—I was in hopes a little time ago that we were on the eve of making, a, new road; fromi Jubilee roadl by way of Fair View street into Cwm- aman; but, by some mi'sfo'rtune or another, those hopes have- been blighted, and the sub- ject has been knocked in the head'; and. as far a"s I am, aware, the project is to be left alone. As that is the case, I think it would be a very wise step on the part of this Coun- cil if we were to improve the present road that leads to Cwmaman. and especially that I I portion of it which risei between the Globe, Inn and' the entrance into Cwrroeol Farm. We are all aware that it is a very sharp gradient from the Globe Inn down to the brook, and that it is a very dangerous spot for women and children; to travel, especially whenvehides go down, and, come up. Some of them go ait; a furious rate, when. women and- children have nowhere to turn aside. I have seen; horses going diown, becoming, for some reason or other, so pressed! and tickled that they began to fling, andl kick, and break the front of the traps; to, pieces. ,i P! ee e I remember a little while ago; that that happened with Dr. Thompson's trap. He v a s going down. The horse became furious,. and began to fling andl kick and break the front of the trap to pieces; and! he must have had! a very narrow' escape far his life. I have also. seen brakes and traps; coming down there going slab-bang against the wall; and, on ojiie occasion, I remember very well that a driver'r arm andl leg were fearfully inju'red. It is certainly a, source of clanger; and;, as this is: the case, I beg to move. fit I am in order. Mr Chairman, that the Council instruct the survgyor to draw plans and an estimate of the cost which shall be necessary to put the madi in a satisfactory condition against our next meeting. Mr Howell: I don't think there is a, worse road; in the parish, considering that a large quantity of vehicular traffic gpes now to Cu mamani every night. I have very much pleasure in seconding; Mr Humphrey's motion that the Surveyor shall proceedl on the lines sugg;ested. Mr Llewellyn: I know the road, which is highly dangerous. Even though a new road were made, the old! one would, be required all; the same. After a, desultory of views on the part of some of the members, Mr Hum- phreys's proposal was unanimously accepted'. Road Between Aberdare and' C wmbach. The following letter was read from the Great Western, Railway Company on the above subject:- "Secretary's Office, Paddiington Station, London, Jan. 23rd, 1903. Dear Sir,— Aberdare and Cwmbach Road: Referring to your letter of the 8th instant, I now beg to say that consider- ation, has been given, to the, proposed' scheme of the AberdaTe Urban District Council for the construction of ai road hetween Aberdare andi Cwmbach in; the direction shown on the plan which, ac- companied your letter of the: 26th Ap'ril last. It would appear, however, to be open to doubt' whether the cir- cumstances; would justify such ani ex- penditure of public money1 as the con- struction of the road would) entail; and, apart from this, the company's officers are satisfied that the site suggested is by no means a connecting one fromi the point of view of public convenience. Having regard- to these views, the di- rectors. dot not consider that any useful purpose would be served; in bringing a deputation, from: the District Council to London with the object, presumably, of securing the support of the company to the carrying out of the scheme. I may add that the Directors could only be re- commended. to lend their support! to a scheme which, in the opinionl of the Company's Officers, would satisfactorily meet the requirements of the district, and', at the same time, enable access to be facilitated to an intermediate pas- sengers' station on the company's Taff Vale Extension line near the village of Cwmbach, should the company at any time proceed! with the consideration of such a station. Yours faithfully, (Sod.) R. K. Hills. 1_- Th-o>, Phillips, Esq., "] ,Æ 1- or, -f' -1-- Oeriv to the. Ab-erdare Uiban D,dC l Council, Aberdare." Mr Howell: I think that we, as Council, ought to know our district, better than people in London!. in London!. Mr Lewis: They are afraid to. pay more taxes. It is a question of pocket. The Clerk If vou want to make; that road, you must go. in for the necessary powers. Mr Berry Could we have powers- to make roads in; other parts of the parish ? The Clerk: You could frame; one bill. in which may be included various proposals. Mr Howell (warmly): This question has been, before this Council for many years, and thrushed out enough. A unanimous vote has been- taken on. k. I don't see that we should be dictated to. by people living in London. We have decided here in committee,, and carried' unanimously that we should have a road, to Cwmbach. I don't think that we shall come here to trifle with matters by pass- ing one resolution one day and breaking it the other day. Mr D. P. Da vies: I beg to move .that the Clerk legally: report to the Council as to what their position would- be in the event of their going in for the construction- of the road at their own -expense. The Clerk minutely explained the posi- tion, and, alluding to the expenditure which < might be in vol vedl in carrying the scheme through, a,dded: that the outlay; would) vary in proportion to' the opposition encountered. Possibly it might be necessary for the officials; of the Council toi pass weeks in Lon- don, doing nothing; and' he roughly estimat- ed that a sum; of-1,100 might be required'. Letting of Comin HeIe. There was; some oiscussiou as to the agree- ment existing between Mr Hughes and the Council: as to the: letting of what is known as Comin Hek, situated, near the Infirmary at Trecynou. After some remarks from, Mr Lewis (which, were either inaudibly spoken or drowned,> by the numerous voices giving expression at the same; time to be heard ait. the press-table, the removal of which to a more central position; would not be amis-), Mr Llewellyn said that the landf exceeded incomparably in value at present the: figure which it was. worth w-lr let to 1fr Hughes, and under the .circumstances, he maintained, that it would not be fair towards that gentleman (who had! so laboured! as to; en-^ ha-noe the value: of the land) were: t'hel Coun- cil to raise the rent, an act to. which they (the Council) ought to be the la,st to resort. Finally the matter was dropped. The: Aberdare Burial Board. The Clerk referred to' the changes which he deemed necessary consequent; upon the. taking over by the- Dis-trict Council at the end of next April of the duties and! responsi- bilities of the Burial Board!; and he, sug- gested the appointment of a committee- to go into the: position- Mr Bern- I suggest that, if in order, as we are so. close; to the next elections, the Council. should) act a-s a committee instead of select- ing a, committee now. The; Clerk: All I want is to make the n eces s a ry ar a ngeme-nt s. Mr Howell: I move that one member from each Ward be put on the committee. Mr Lewis: I second that. Messrs. W. T. Morgan, R. L. Berry, D. P. Davies, Owen, Harris, and the Rev. T. Humphreys were appointed. f The Education Act. A letter was read! fromi the Education De- partment regarding the drafting of a, scheme by the Council in view of the New Education Act. In speaking of. the subject. Mr D. P. Davies said there were only three or four members (four be was inclined! to' believe) on the Council who had been members of the School Boa,rdi. With reference to the managing committee: enacted: by the, new Act, Mr Davies maintaiinoo that such duties should; be carried out by the District Coun- cil as representatives of the ratepayers. But was the Council sufficiently strong numerically? That was the question they had to face; and1, under the existing circum- stances, would! it be desirable t increase the number of the Council to meet the extrai duties which would devolve upon them ? He was of opinion that a very large majority of the Council ,should: be the managing com- mittee"-at least three-fourths. He had no objection to outsiders being, co-opted, but he was compelled to say that, according, to him, the great majority of the Council should be appointed as Managing Com- mittee. He; moved that it was- desirable to increase the number of the Council. Mr Howell: By increaslnig the number of this board. db I understand you to suggest t,9 that the business of this Education Act is to be dealt with by this, board alone? How many, I should like to know, are surppOiSiedi to be on this Committee ? Mr Lewis: By adopting, Mr Davies's motion, we shall be prevented! from co-opt- ing outsiders: Mr Williams: I take it that the number in- vol,vedl in Mr Davies's motion is 6, and that the majority of this committee to be ap- pointed) should be members of this CounciL The Clerk: That is so. Mr Williams: On that petint I am in, entire agreement; with, Mr Davies, and every, other member of the Council, but as to; increasing the number, I dio not think as Mr Davies dOles just as yet. As the Education Act stands at present, I think it is very little understood by a, number of us. I de: not; think it wouldl be a bad idea if it were read out to us by the Clerk. To me it appears to be a, very im- portant document; and I shoul,di, for one, like to have a copy of it, becaue I think it would1 only be right that each member of the Council should have one. Wei must ap- point a, committee!, and we shall have to be careful that the proper gentlemen are ap- pointed—gentlemen^ who know something about education), So, that the work may be cairned out adequately* Besides, they should1 be so qualified as to be in a position to select the best outside advice possible. I certainly think that the great, majority of the committee should be composed', as Mr Davies has said, of the, members of" the Council. Mr Davies: I withdraw my motion in! ac- cordance witb Mr Williams's suggestion. The Clerk: There are only 6 Urban Dis- trict Councils in Glamorganshire affeçt-edi like ourselves. Would) it not be, ai wise step to approach the other 5 to see whether we | could not i < v^r < ne coL'ubmed; scheme to ft t fur- i 1 c 1 t n1 ne P*" "1 jI'Ij 1 tt r >. Sl 1 p cl i t u "H e ( h j C'iu'ii c 1 c i 0 the assistar e of the: ^ol j x r 1 p r- pose of trying to formulate one scnem-'e. Mr Humphreys: We have, 12 months wherein to draw up this draft scheme? The Clerk: But the Education Depart- ment 'expect us- to do, something at once. If we don't do anything during the 12 months, they can; compel us. I Mr Williams: I beig to move that our Clerk should! write to. the Clerks 01 the other District Councils in the County with al view -to bringing about a conference composed of 13 members from each Council, and! that a committee of 5 fromi this board be appointed! to go into the matter and, report to the Coun- cilby the next meeting. Finally the folio-wing gentlemen were a,p- pointed in accordance with Mr Williams's proposal:—(To attend such conferences): -Messrs. L. N. Williams, D. P. Davies, and the Rev. T. Humphreys; (to assist: those gentlemen on; the; committee to report to the' Council): Messrs. R. L. Barrv and1 John Howell. Notice of Motion. Mr R. L. Berry gave notice; of motion that at the next meeing of the Council he would move that application should! be made to Parliament for plenary powers to acquire the Market Company, & any other prcpertiles which the Council might deem it necessary. -:0:-
UP AND DOWN THE CYNON. We have -repeatedly refeirred in this column to the; necessity of forming' a strong n z!y Associatiotn or Associations with the object of dealing with the- administration; of the Education Act. We a.re plaesed now to find that steps are, being taken: both in Moun- tain Ash and Aberdare; to take; these: very; desirable steps. At Mountain Ash a Non- conformist Committee has been already f'ormedi, and, is in working order, andl we trust -to be able to r-eoort; in cra,r next issue the arrangements which, have been entered into for the purpose of dealing with the subject. At Aberdare, the Liberal Club Committee' have convened a, confererice of Nonconformists andt Educationists for Friday evening. at the Reading Room of the Club, -for the same purpose;; and: we understand that Mir D. A. Thomas. M.P., has been in- vited to preside, and! that he has promisedi to db so. The- junior -member, Mr J. Keir Hajdie, has alsl) been invited; to attend', and it is hoped: that he will be able to attend, so that the meeting may be a, thoroughly repre- sentative one of the Nonconformists! and of the Progressive Labour Party and: the Edu- cationists in. the: district. The Aberdare Urban: District Council, too, has taken a step in the right direction in con- vening a conference of the representatives of the various District Cordis in Glamorgan, which will becomes Ed'ueatiooai Authorities under the New. Act, so th't thev may con- sider theochemeSl to be presented to the' Board of Ediucartion under the Act. This will enable afc least a, fair amount of uni- fosrmitv in; the various, schemes, and the inter- est of Nonconformist ratepayers will be well protected. While Mountain Ash will shortly have the finest pavilion and! market in: the whole of the Principality, the' new one, to which we have before referred', now in the course of erection, being even: larger than the Carnar- von! 0 ne; the hope (onic-e; enberta,lnedl that Aberd'are might; secure its. municipal market is aparently doomed to fail. At least, the reply from the Directors that they were not desirous of selling, showsthat without padi a- mentary aid: the scheme'Hiust fall through.; As we have, already poiinJbedi out. in order to carry out this and! other' much needed imi- provements in the district, it will shortly be- come absolutely necessary for the Council to consider whether it will ocvt be wise for it to go: in for compulsory powers to promote such schemes as are of vital importance for the, whole: Parish. Already some of the Coun- cillors are moving in that: direction:, audi the subject will. be shortly diiscussed in the Council.' Our Fire Brigade is now in a. sense an ac- complished! fact; and in: the new: Captain) (Councillor R. L. Berry) the Council have secured one who will be prepared) to sacrifice the necessary time to the- work. We trust that he will be well supported by a band of splendid volunteers. May the time be long before they are called: out to quell a. fire, but in the- meantime-, we are pleased! to leairn that thy are determmed to pratc,tictt with zest. Now that the: prospects of the Coal; Trade crisis seem to be more rosy, it is to: be hoped) that the stagnation which has been felt throughout the: district for some months past may be got ridl of and! tradel assume; in every department more of its normal state. We hear good. news fromi Cwmaman, wherei the New Colliery is being: rapidlly opened! out, and; a number of new men required^ To enable residents. from Aberdare to get; to Cwmaman to work easy, Mr Heppeil has arranged' for a workman's train to run from the coBiery to Monk street, andl the platfomi etc., is now being erected! by Messrs'. J. o Morgan) & Son, Monk 'street,; and: we hear that early in February the train will run night and: morning. A return ppeparedi by the Clerk of the District Council showing the number of houses: ratedl under ^10 a) house, which are occupied by the owners, speaks well of the thriftyness of the workmen) in the; district. In the Llwydicoedl Ward there are; 224 such houses; in the Gadlys Ward! 18 x; in the Town Word! 116; in the Blaengwawr Ward 181; and! in the Aberaman Ward! 319; mak- ing ai total of 1,021. Thiisi is a: necofdt to be proud of, but at the same' time there is no rerusonl why a, still larger number: of our work- ing population! should) not: become the oivn, ers of their own dwelling houses.
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? EBHKPTT FFERMYDD 0 160 0 ACERI r YN RHAD. f4 Hln iach, Cnydau da. Ysgolion rhad. Trethi ysgafn. r /l J mgonedd 0 ddwfv. Trefedigaeth fwyaf cynyddol I w a "wyddianus. | PamphletJau a ph»b hyspysrwydd i'w, coal yn rhad. [ „ „r J Am fanylion ymofyner a Swyddfa Prif Ddirppwywr Canada, neu a Mp. W. T. R. PRESTON, Emigration Department, 17, Victoria Street, London, S.W., neu a Mr. W. L. GRIFFITH, Western Mail Buildings, Cardiff. EIO GES ii. ji, f' (PILE^QRAVEL LS IL P yn Gadarn fel y Graig — Firm as a Rock. —- Tra mae Cyffeiriau ereill lvedi codi, ac eilwaitL wedi cilio c'r gohvg mae lln dd ipariaeth yn eiii gwlad wedi casllu nerth o flwyddyn i flwyddyn ar hyd y chwarter canrif diweddaf eto yn parhau i gynyddu mewn gwerthiant a phoblog- rwydd fel hyn y mae ei chym ri d wedi myned mof eang a gwareiddiad. iJrin eisiau crybwyll mai y feddyginiaeth y cyferir ati ydyw y byd- enwog €3S-3ESO:EE,C3K £ i'S £ l ? Tf & A PILE & GRAVEL PILLS Geliir cael y Feddyginiaeth hon yn y tri ffurff canlynol:— No. l.===George's Pile and Gravel Pills. No. 2.===George's Gravel Pills. No. 3.=",=George's Pills for the Piles. Mewn Blychau, is. ItC. a 2s. 9c. yr un. Drwy yr post,is. 2c. a 2s. IOC. 2 AR werth drwy yr holl fyd adnabyddus, mewn Blychau — Is. l,c., a 2s. 9c. yr un. John Morgan & Son, Undertakers and Complete Funeral Furnishers, 3, Monk Street, ABERDARE. Hearses and Mourning Carriages ketp to suit all Classes c Estimates given for Bricked Graves. Defy Quality & Price.. Note the Address-53, Monk Street, Aberdar. At y Ddanodd a'r Neuralgia. YICTOLINE j Yw yr Unig Feddyginiaeth Ddyogel a Pharhaus* j Byth yn Methu. j j Gwarentir ei fodsyn Ddiniwed, Tystiolaethiau Goreu! Gwerthir gan bob Chemist mewn Potelau am 1/1 J, 2/ a 3/6. M. HOWELL JONES, A.P.S., [SEFYDLWYD 1869.J Frederick D. E.George, 'Late George Jones, formerly Isaac Thomas), Argymerwr a Choffinwr, 24 & 25, Seymour Street, ABER U AR. Dymuna Frederick D. E. George ddiolub yn wresog i'r cyhoedd am y gefnogaeth y mae wedi ei chael yn y blynycldoedd a aethant heibio, a dymuna hefyd wnend yn iiysbys find gan- ddynt bobpetb angenrheldiol at wasanaeth angladdol am y prisoedd rhataf yn y dyffryn. Pwobanog "pob math o Elor.gerbydau. italar-gerbydaw, aft, Khoddir rhestr o brisoedd Bricked Graves ar ymofyniad. 0Mra aim9"°-JS4 JI&. 8«IlC0Ua STREET, ABiiBMHi.