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EXTENSIVE SHOP-LIFTING AT…

ANOTHER FIRE AT NEWPORT.

THE SANITATION OF MERTHYR.

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THE SANITATION OF MERTHYR. Dr. Ballard, one of the inspectors of the Local Government Board, waited upon the Merthyr Local Board of Health at their meeting on Wednes- day, and pointed out certain matters which needed immediate attention in connection with the sanitation of the district. Of course, what had been running in his mind during the whole time he had been in the neighbourhood—now five weeks—was the liability of the locality to suffer from cholera in the event of that disease getting a footing in the country. The board had done a great deal since 1866 to protect themselves. They had provided themselves with water, they had sewered the district, and they had carried out a system of removal of filth and refuse which, on the whole, was being done very fairly. What had struck him most in going through the poorer parts of Merthyr, such as Ynysgau-kreet and Garden- Street, was that the slops lay in the channels, which were exceedingly defective, to such, an extent as was calculated to produce an unwholesome result upon the population. Another thing which had struck him was the dampness of some of the old cottaces in the town, which were used by human families, although he thought no member of the board, if he had a valuable dog or horse, would be disposed to stable the creature in any one of those wretched places. A good deal of this dampness might be avoided by the board insisting upon the spouting of the roots of the houses. Another fault which he wished them to deal with was the unventilated condition of cellar dwellings, which ran back to back with houses above. There were a good many of these in Merthyr, and especially in Penydarren. They were utterly unfit for habita- tion, and should be closed. Then there were a number of old houses which were quite unfit for occupation in consequence of dilapidation. In many instances one closet, was made to serve for three or more houses, and, it being nobody's busi- ness to keep it clean, it was allowed to get into a filthilv-dirtv state. But if the board chose to deal with a matter of this kind they could effec- tually do so by applying to the magistrates for what was called a recurring order. If cholera were to reach Merthyr he and Dr. Dyke, as experienced health officers, could point out the very streets and almost the very houses where they would get their mortaiitv, and he warned and begged the board to set earnestly to work to get the conditions which he had been describing rectified. Mr. GEORGE MARTIN, the chairman of the board, thanked Dr. Ballard for his suggestions, and said they would do what they could to carry them out.

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