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MERTHYR. Mr. R. Fothergill, M.P., and Col. Roden, M.P., were anions: the guests invited to meet f:(R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh at Lord Granville's dinner party, on Tuesday night. BOARD OF HEALTH. The ordinary meeting of this board was held yesterday, Mr. W. Jones, chairman, pre- siding. The representative of the United Kingdom Pro- vident Office attended the board to witness the execution of the mortgage deed for the loan of £ 20,000 on sewage irrigation account, which had been paid into Barnett's Bank, London, to the credit of the board. In a conver- sation with reference to the ventilation of houses, Mr. Harris and the Chairman expressed opinions to the effect that in cases where cottage owners were unable to effect the thorough ventilation of their property, from a want of funds, the board would do the work, and recover from them in the same way as they recovered the expenses of private improvement. On the recommendation of the Surveyor, the sum of t293 Is. 8d. was ordered to be paid to Jones & Jepson, on account of their contract in the extension of the sewerage works. The board also agreed that their contractors should fence in the northern and eastern sides of Craig-Evan-Leyshon Common, and lay a line of water-pipes for the supply of Navigation house upon the rates in the schedule of their present con- tract. The Surveyor reported that there was a crop of Italian rye grass on the sewage farm at Troedyrhiw ready for cutting, and the sale was ordered to be announced, with the price for delivery in various parts of the district. With respect to the- sale of the vegetables, it was agreed that stalls should be taken in the Merthyr and Dowlais market houses for their sale. The report of the Medical Officer of Health stated that during the last quarter the births amounted to 510, and the deaths to 332, showing a birth-rate of 39 per 1000, and a death-rate of 25LV per 1000, which was 2 less than the average rate of mortality t of the fifty large towns among which Merthvr was classed by the Registrar-General. During the past fort- night 176 new cases of small-pox were reported to him in the whole of the district, making 436 since the outbreak of the disease. One person out of every 115 had been attacked. The deaths had been 13 during the fort- night, making the total number of deaths 56. Various measures of a remedial nature were ordered to be taken to repress the disease as much as possible, and every facility was ordered to be given to poor people in lime- washing their houses.—The Clerk presented a synopsis of his bill of costs against the board for various matters of legal business done for the board between August, 1869, and August, 1871. It amounted to £ 1,944 11s. 5d., of which a portion had been paid, leaving a balance of £1,034 lis. 5d. still due. This was exclusive of London agent's charges, which amounted (balance included) to E258 Os. 8d. The bill was ordered to be referred to a special committee of the whole board. The board, before breaking up, intimated that they would forward an invi- tation to the Royal Agricultural Society during the visit to Cardiff this year to inspect the sewage farm at Troedyrhiw. ———

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