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———MM he T NEWPORT TOWN COUNCIL AND BOARD OF HEALTH. d the I A meeting of the corporation of this town took plitog the Town-hall on Tuesday morning last, at which rA dep following members were present —The Mayor, Chtfjw her< Lyne, Esq. (chairman) Aldermen Homfray, Evans, *fcined 1 Edwards, Mr. John Davies, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. to Mr. Morgan, Mr. Williams, Mr. H. J. Davis, yough, Townsend, Mr. Jones, and the Town Clerk, Mr. WoolJyasing The minutes of the preceding meeting having fe read, j lamps The Town-Clerk, with reference to the Magistratfp-ke £ Clerk question, said the papers had been forwardedrShboi Mr. Pashley's office, and that he had since receivedr*Ln» 81 letter from the learned counsel's clerk, stating (Mr. Pashley) was very ill, and little hopes of bis refi™D as very were entertained. It was now left for the Corpo^j* 0w' tion to decide as to who should be appointed as Jf Pashley's junior. atter f Mr. John Davies proposed that the matter stand over for consideration till the expiration of a .e night, and this suggestion was unanimously adopted- THE WEIGHING MACHINE.. EJ The Chairman said that the weighing machine would expire on the 15th of October, and it cessary to decide upon the terms of its renewal. Mr. Edmund, who has held the contract during present year, here entered the room, and complained'SEFTE the high terms at which the machine had been let. mai had paid £ 22 a year, and he thought this too much, on ] hoped the gentlemen present would sympathise one, and let him have it on lower terms. "telf Up The Chairman Upon what terms ? fel Mr. Edmund: For £ 11 a year. m0'r The Chairman said that if he proposed that, the ^pearan poration would have to put the contract up for teum o'cloc and after some conversation it was agreed to defer "Ow pr, matter for future discussion. *nge n A CORPORATION PRIZE FOR THE AGRICULTURAL SHO^'IS The Chairman read a letter, signed R. K. Jones, t ferring to a suggestion thrown out by the Mayor, rela^lgrem- to the Corporation of Newport founding a prize fof jfiiculai Charles Morgan's Agricultural Show. The letter Tbear a quested a definite proposal on the subject, on the parJjpeersc ISir Charles Morgan. The Mayor said the subject Wrthe prj d arisen at a meeting of the Association, at which Iders i health was kindly drank, and in the course of his r«P ice, aft he adverted to the fact of there being no prize giveO t great the Corporation, and expressed a wish that one should m ni0r given for the future. He certainly thought it strs bple. 1 a that in a large town like this a prize of some sort e askl not given by the municipal body, and he thougbl at a twenty guinea cup would be a becoming addition W* thing rewards. He would himself give five guineas to^ le, a t it. (Hear, hear.) tiful Mr. H. J. Davis said the subject had been discussed » rievei I previous ocoasions, and he then stated that the Cor, Aberg e tion had no power to do anything in the matter ouji Pters w their funds. It might be managed as a private i a gr, and he would be happy to join in towards it himself, d. 'j1)- Mr. Latch observed that he hid subscribed to the 0 "hioh from the first. He believed it to be a beneficial f cwt. lishment for the county, and had achieved good effect'' Fson wi Mr. Townsend thought it would not hurt the ists ai of the corporation to subscribe to a twenty guinea' 'ning between them. ft. Al Mr. Evans suggested whether it would not be de^ Unken ble for the corporation, instead of subscribing to ft' Feat m to subscribe towards the cup at once ? ( tot 0f The Chairman and other members pointed out ofy' fee of n tions to this plan, and j Mr. H. J. Davis said there could be no doubt that^ show was the means of improving the town. Itrajjiefore t the position of farmers and agriculturists, and the this was done, the more money would be spent ia chari town. Jtne of After a few other remarks, it was agreed to prOTf and a the cup by private subscription among the member *r, at 1 the corporation. Inch, t] THE RAILWAY CROSSING IN THOMAS-STREET. IHER ho The report of the Committee appointed to enquire JyA they this subject was read. It expressed a decided dify man proval of the proposed additional line, but offered to -4> take immediate attention to any other plan which mig&* »pute a offered by the South Wales Company. passion Mr. W. Evans I suppose, Mr. Chairman, there cup 8 limit to the inconvenience suffered by the publio thr<>Tl4 this crossing. Mr. Wood threatens, or tells us, tb'JPftuN] the additional line asked for is not laid down, mofPjfoellin; convenience will be caused than at present. Th? Cc is now delayed to the extent of thirty minutes, and *J|turl>ar can be certified by affidavit if you like. They haffr'ji 23I c adopted a novel style of annoyance an engine is the middle of the road, and the steam is turned o+Jfc con full twenty minutes. Now, I ask any of you who are in the habit of driving, what horse could ryQ coat £ that ? It is really a very serious matter. (Hear, The Chairman remarked that when he saw the ? „,Tf? t tor of the Board of Trada, he was decidedly dtr understand there was a limit to the mconYeflP^ E he intimated that if it became excessive he wou^ *vvn> fere. tedtb fere..»jftedthi Mr. Evans said it was since the last meeting oj.lr'ough Board that the engine had been placed in the midd' the tl the road, as described. it Mr. Latch: Mr. Wood is in waiting, and I hops ^thout Mayor will lay it before him. jtaed 2o| The Chairman The South Wales Railway ComJ* are Asking a favour of this Board, but they offer it °fgan.- inducement to grant it. He proceeded to state th8» l>ng th< had written a letter relative to the express traia »v Jd, wb London, which stopped half an hour at Gloucester, causing the passengers to arrive in Newport too pigs catch the express train to Hereford. This detention fce, and often a very serious matter. (Hear, hear.) ^?ears f It was agreed to send the letter alluded to b/'ft on t Mayor in the name of the entire corporation. J^&ses Mr. Townsend, Mr. Homfray, and Mr. Jones V similar instances of this kind of inconvenience. Mr. Wood (agent of the South Wales Company)^HE ] tered the room, and the report of the Committee mem read to him. In reply, Mr. Wood said he was ajjfd thei they had come to a wrong conclusion, as the Cofflpy* Tl have power to place a siding. He was sure the pand would be more inconvenienced by the CorporatioDjr'ch th fusing the Company's request than they are at pre8jp°rated He asked whether the Board would agree to let theJflr&er W) it for six months ? gr The Chairman said this would be unadvis ble it Mrs be getting the wedge in, and although the privilege On. H. not be abused at first, there would be no securitj^he act any future period. Jjbj am Various suggestions were made which might r«flnP w&s the difficulty—such as shifting the level crossing, Svty Mr. to avoid the road being blocked up by shunting-jP sarig nothing definite was decided upon. With regard t<ypcipa] Evans's complaint about the engine, Mr. Wood ( lay the matter before the Secretary. He waa oon*l*»toi,ia, it was the result of accident, and not of design. jfarks, The Chairman then stated that since his 1 ist repoHr Wg€ Collector had gathered in £ 120, making £ 547 altog0TP&bers For the drainage £ 640 had still to be collected, j "Jost Chairman also announced that the whol* Corpor^ft it8 n had agreed to join the Indian Relief Fund Commilte^p* whe Mr. Townsend censured the conduct of the Gro^rtheir ment for not having made the subssription a tlp affair. He expressed himself notwithstanding re contribute his donation towards the fund. f?eiU Mr. Jones thanked the Mayor, on behalf owjch teachers of the Wesleyan Sunday School, for his kindTOtning in allowing them the free use of the Town-hall oft and previous day. 1 high THE SURVEYOB'8 REPORT "DIAILY Was then read as under0 Gentlemen, — The sewer works are progrre3sinO>0ndecl Commercial-ro xd, Albion-street, Dock-streat, and happ street. The Dock-street sewer will shortly be compleJfbfc,{ g The Tredegar Wharf Company have commenced the nexious of their new sewers with the Commercial" sewer. Having been requested by the Public Work3 mittee to stlect a street on the Llanarth estate to mence repaving, &c., and to recommend to the Board vf1 e tow the owners be served with notices to put the street ei a state as may render it fit to be taken to by the Su^ I beg to say that I have selected the portion of Caysive ( parade between Grenville-street and Lower Gaorge-atyrn- which is now in a bad state, and will not be iuter»^dition with by the new aewers. rtber Mr. Senior's contract for scavenging has nearly exp1^ "I beg to lay before you the following: -An applio3*^ from Thomas Kundle, for permission to build two h"T 8 in York-street. From William Evans, for permissi^T11 nc'd. build one house in Baldwin-street. An application ^Fi'eAI Jones Brothers for leave to put up a projecting their premises now building in the street leading the eastern entrance of the Cattle Market to Dook-str^Torjty "ALFRED WiLLiA^'ate N, Town-hall, Newport, 29th Sept., 1857." Jpplica The only discussion this report occasioned was^Jto.Nr reference to the conduct of Mr. J. Phillips, the dra^ a]g0 contractor, in publishing a letter of complaint, insteqpraUj^ sending it to the Bjard. It was also stated that ho < deft; asked higher prices than the schedule authorised^ofmei this was contradicted by the Town Surveyor, Mr. e liams. REPAIRING STREETS. pfore ( The Chairman referred to the complaints whic^^tAvix constantly being made by ratepayers relative to the. cha of the public thoroughfares. They were complayir em, that, notwithstanding the rates were regularly p9lAidant! was impossible to get the streets repaired. He ad^E the adoption of the plan proposed at a previous we^'jght of calling upon the proprietors and landlords to d Mticg work, and in the event of their refusing, the Cous. x it in their power to execute it and charge them wt V die expenses. In the first disputed case, the Obe the offered to defray the expenses of a prosecution hi ea. Mr. W. Evans thought that if legal proceeditJjfta^oke resorted to, it would be advisable to take tbeaMf i County Court. The Judge was admitted on all be a very impartial man-(hear, hear)—and as t magistrates were in some way connected with there would be a greater show of justice :tJ r « aotions from their jurisdiction. Justice, *■ Vjgjjl them, should be, like 0»sax's wife, beyou,i6tt8P"^ S