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--THE MUMBLES ROAD.

THE HEATHER BELL.

-I SWANSEA BOARD OF 1 GUARDIANS,

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I SWANSEA BOARD OF 1 GUARDIANS, MONTHLY MEETING. The usual monthly meeting of the Swansea Board of Guardians was held yesterday after- noon, under the presidency of the Rev. Gomer Lewis, D.D. A Novel Application. A novel application was made to the Board by Mrs. Tollick, the wife of an old Swansea master mariner. Applicant said her husbaud's health was such that he could not do anything for him- self, and as she had to work hard for a living by keeping lodgers, she was quite unable to give the old man the necessary attention. She therefore wanted the Guardians to receive him at the house. It was stated by a relieving officer that Mrs. Tollick was already excused of rates amounting to £ 6 2s., and that she at present receiveu 25s. a week from lodgers. There were two sons, but one, who was a clerk earning 30s. a week, was married and had five children, while the other was at sea. Some of the Guardians held that it was a deserving case, but the majority thought other- wise, holding the view expressed by Mr. Morgan, that it was a very dangerous policy tu take a man away from his homo when his wife was tired of him The application was accordingly refused. Is the Foreshore Rateable r One of the recommendations of the Finance Committee, whiuh was submitted by Mr. Mill, was that counsel's opinion shuuld be ascertained with regard to the rateability or otherwise of the fore-hore. Mr. Glynn trice approved of the suggestion, and remarkect that if the foreshore was touud to be ratable, he had no doubt that the Duke of Beaufort would be only too pleased to pay the rates. (Hear, hear.) A Lively Discussion. Mr. F. H. Giynn Price submitted the report of the Buihiing Committee, re tenders for kitchen accommodation-particulars of which meeiing will te found in another column. ° Mr. H. Rogers said the desire of the Board seemed to be tha.t the work should be completed as soon as possible. He contended they wern not using their power to bring this about, and so he would move that Messrs. J. Richards and Lloyd Bros. be asked if tney were prepared to carry out the work within 6 months at the prices named, waiving tne strike clause. Mr. Collett seconded. The Clerk reported that he had taken it on himself to write to Messrs. J. and D. Jones (whose tender was recommended for adoption by the committee) on the point, and they had replied that te undertook to complete the contract within six months, subject to the usual strike and weather clauses being inserted in the same. Messrs. Lloyd Brothers, on the other hlind, wrote that they wuuld do the woi k within six months, waiving the strike Clause altogether. In reply to Mr. Stevens, it was stated that the difference between the lowest and the next tender amounted to JE263 Mr. Sotm Jones advocated the adoption of Messrs. J. T. D. Jones' tender. Whyt-hould they puss over Messis. Jones when the tender was £ 263 lower than any of the others? The Rev. E. 0. Evans, Mr. Philip Jenkins and Mr. Stevens also favoured the adoption of the committee's report. Mr. Dryden spoke of the inconsistency of Mr. Collett in ;advocating the acceptance of the tender of Messrs. Richards, although JE263 higher than Messrs. Jones's, after be bail protested against giving an extra 5s. or so for advertising for medical officers. "Let's have economy all rounJ," he added. "There's some- thing behind the scenes here. I'm for voting straight and saving, the ratepayers' money." (Hear, hear.) Sir John Llewelyn was pained to hear such a discussion. He hoped the Guardians would not do anything that might be construe 1 as inter- fzircnee on the part of any one party in a strike. (Hear, bear.) Mr. Richard Watkins and others saw no special reason for rushing the matter and giving the contract to one party who was not the lowest simply because the other was not prepared to j guarantee to do the work in six mouths because the strike. What was a matter of two months after alii" In the end the report of the Committee was adopted, which means that the contract will be carried out by Messrs J. and D. Jones. This did not complete the agenda, but as it was now nearly half-past six, the remainder of the business was adjourned.

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