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MUMBLES DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of this Council was held on Tues- day. Present, Messrs. J. L. Rogers (in the chair), C. Bennett, L. J. Bessent, H. Davies, W. Howell, R. Beck, Isaac Lloyd, W Burt, Rev, Thos. Davis, Clerk (Mr. T. W. James), and the Surveyor (Mr. J. S. Brun). The Surveyor having stated that his fee for making a plan of the district showing all buildings, drainage, and streets, would be 100 guineas, it was recommended that the question be referred to the Finance Committee.—Mr. Clifton Bennett moved as an amendment that the above minute be struck out, and that the matter be reconsidered by the Works Committee.—Mr. Beck seconded.— The Chairman said that when Mr. Brun attended at a meeting of the Finance Committee before being appointed, he was asked whether be would, if appointed, prepare a plan of the district for I nothing. He (the speaker) admired Mr. Brun's answer which was that he could not, but that be would require about 200 guineas. Since then Mr. Brun bad offered to do do it for 100 guineas. Now, he had taken the trouble to get an expert's opinion as to the cost, and he estimated it at one hundred and fifty to two hundred guineas. He thought they would be doing the district an injury if they did not accept Mr. Brun's offer. "W hen Mr. Brun was appointed he was given to understand by the Council that he was to have the option of drawing the plan. He felt that their grandchildren and their children would feel the pinch of it if they did not get a plan made.- Mr. Beck said he was sorry to have to correct a statement of Mr. Rogers, but there was no I bargain made whatever. Mr. Brun was simply asked the question, and he was ,110t surprised at all at the straightforward answer he gave.-The Rev. Thos. Davis thought that the Chairman's I remarks were not to the point. The question was not whether the plan was necessary, but whether it was desirable to go to the expense now.-Mr.Clifton Bennett having spoken, Mr. Roger Beck, in an excellent speech, urged upon the Council the importance of having a chart prepared.—Mr. Bennett remarked that the longer they left the matter the more they would be obliged to pay for it. It was the duty of their surveyor to keep a complete record of every building in the whole district, but since 1886 not a single house had been put on a plan. Therefore it was essential that they should got a. proper plan.—Mr. Henry Davies explained why he did not vote when the matter was before jthe Finance Committee. He generally voted one way or the other, and if he was beaten, he made no- fuss about it. On this particular occasion, at the meeting of the Finance Committee, however, he could see there was a division amongst the members, and being chair- man of that committee, he did not wish that the motion then proposed should be carried by his casting vote.—Mr. Beck asked if the anxiety on the part of the Council was with regard to the monetary question—that the 100 guineas to be paid over eighteen months was, in the opmion of that Council, more than the ratepayers could afford?-Mr. Burt: Who are you asking?—Mr. Beck: Anyone.-No answer being forthcoming Mr. Beck, continuing, said that the money could be raised easier by spreading it over a longer period.-The Chairman said he still maintained that when Mr. Brun was offered the appointment of surveyor, the matter was held out to him-he meant that the option would be given him. (No, no.)—On being put to the meeting the amend- ment was lost, only. the Chairman, and Messrs. Beck, Bennett, and Jarvis voting for it.-The Clerk read a report in which he again called the Council's attention to the Caswell right of way, and urged them to maintain their rights in the interests of the ratepayers. The question was referred to the next meeting of the Works Committee without discussion.-The Clerk read the Medical Officer's report, which stated that during the last quarter there had been 27 births, equal to a birth-rate of 24'3 per thousand, and 14 deaths (one of which, an unknown child discovered on the seashore, should be deducted), equal to a rate of 11*7 per thousand. Mr. James added that with the exception of the birthrate, which was low, the report was very satisfactory. -This was all the business of public interest.

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