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MR. W. DENMAN BENSON. i

LIGHTING OF NEATH RURAL ,AREA.

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LIGHTING OF NEATH RURAL AREA. MR. DAVID SPEAKS OUT: CHAIR- MAN'S DEMAND. Neath Rural Council met on Wednesday, Mr. Wm. Howell presiding. Medica-1 Officer reported two cases of diphtheria at Glynneath. Death rate high. Mr. T. Grice Lloyd moved the adoption of the Finance Committee's report, and ob- jected to the irregular way in which certain cheques had been drawn. There was a considerable item, JB77 8s. 6d., councillors' expenses to London in regard to the Gla- morgan Water Bill. These cheques had never been before the committee, and were before the Council for the first time. He moved that the items be struck out for the present. The whole thing was irregular, and as long as he was chairman 01 the Finance Committee such irregularities should not continue. (Applause.) Mr. E. J. Hopkins seconded. Clerk, replying to the Chairman, said the members were summoned hurriedly. The expenses were on the usual scale. Mr. A. T. Williams said the matter should have been brought be-fore the committee. The amendment was carried. Mr. Law advocated distribution of the work of the several departments. He did not see, for instance, that Mr. Beddoe should have all the plumbing work.—Referred to committee. General Purposes Committee recommend- ed that the salary of Mr. Harris, assistant surveyor, be increased from 25s. to J62. Chairman said there were reasons why the matter should be deferred for a while. Mr. Law said it was ridiculous to expect a fully qualified man to work for 25s. a week. ibe matter was referred back. Electric Lighting Committee recommend- ed the appointment of Mr. H. B. Lloyd as manager at £ 140 per annum. Mr. W. H. David moved that the report be referred back. A good deal of illfeel- ing—which he regretted-bad been caused ever this electric business. A month ago ho alluded to the position of the South Wales Electric Power Company, which according to the statement of the chairman of the company, had come to grief. Then what was the source from which the Coun- cil was to get its electric energy? The chairman had already suggested referring back of an increase in salary to a fully quali- fied man, who had been five years in the service of the Council. Chairman: I simply wished to defer the mat tcr for a month. Mr. David said the cost per lamp as stated by him last meeting, was £ 8 3s. per annum. That astonished the chairman, who said his figures were absurd, but the chairman had since had opportunity of re- futing the figures, but had not done so. Mr. Sully, their expert, said the cost would be J610 per annum. The only alternative the Council would have when the present supply ceased would be to erect a generating station, which would cost £10,000. Com- ing to a personal matter, the chairman had said that he would do all that lay in his power to see that Mr. David was not retained to t.be Council. Chairman: That is an absolute false- hood. Mr. David: I can give you names Chairman: Then do so. Mr. David: I can give them to you and I will. Chairman: Give me them now. I must have them. It must be now or never. Mr. David I have also heard it said that Mr. Howell would like to meet me on a platform, particularly at Coedfranc. I am prepared to do so if necessary. Chairman: You need not flourish your flag. I am not flightened. I never made such a statement. Will that satisfy you? Mr. David: When i hear such things I am bound, because of my temperament and disposition, to express my feelings. Mr. A. T. Williams wished 'o pour oil on the troubled waters. No doubt, he said, mischievous persons had been circulating false reports. The personal matter was avowed to drop. Mr. David then went on to say that the Council had lost £ 20,000. The recommendation of the committee was

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