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Notes and Comments. DANGERS OF THE LEVEL CROSSING. WE have on several occasions called attention to the dangers of the crossing over the railway line from Windsor-road to the West Cottages district, and dating the past week incidents have arisen which, if they do not arouse to action the parties who are re- sponsible, will almost compel us to say they are alto- gether devoid of human feeling, and more, that if they are not courting some terrible disaster, they are not sufficiently eager to prevant it. Originally, two men were kept by the railway authorities to guard this crossing, but some time ago a "aviug policy was adopted; a bridge was erected, the gates were fastened, and the men were removed. The ratepayers were indignant at this proceeding, principally because the bridge was of such a character as to become a nuisance, and it was also not safe for children, two or three accidents of a minor character occurring. Later, at the request of the Railway Company, and in consequence of the action of the Local Board, a Commissioner visited Penarth, and evidence was placed before him with the result that he declared the bridge was not a sufficient substitute for the crossing. Since that inquiry the gates have been thrown open as hefore, bat no one has been placed in charge, and there have been several very narrow escapes of life being saclificed in consequence. Wel noted one instance in our last issue, and at the Dis- trict Council meeting on Monday night Mr VV. L. Morris called the attention of the Council to an in- cident which took place last Friday. It appears that on that day the 9 a m. train was coming up the hill to Penarth, when the driver, seeing a child on the line, stopped the train and got down from the engine and cariied it away, Had it happened that the driver had not for the moment been on the look-out, that his attention bad been attracted by some other object, or had the train been going down the incline from Penarth, nothing could have saved the child, and its life would have been lost because of the neglect to have the crossing properly protected. We know not, as we said last week, where lies the blame, or who is responsible, but blame there is somewhere, for surely there is a law which can compel the proper protection of all crossings similar to the one in question. Mr Beasley's attention is to be called to the incident above referred to, and he is to be asked to place a man there once more but the matter must not rest. here. The question is—-Who is responsible? If the T.V.R. Company, then why play with the question in such a iranner ? Why not lesort at ouce to extreme measures to compel the Company to provide the protection, and if they re- fuse, tiien let the Railway Commissioners be appealed to. It is all very well for Air Thomas, who is a servant of the T.V.R. Company, to suggest at the Council meeting that a simple way to get over the 0 z ■■ difhculty would be to get an order to close the crossing but if the Company are anxious to pursue a coarse of this kind, why do they not consent to pay a share of the cost of another bridge, which could also be used for vehicular traffic, from Hickman-road across the line ? Were this done, the closing of the crossing would not be a hardship, but without it the closing is out of the question, as on the other side a number of new roads have been made, and this is the only means by which they can be reached by vehicles of any sort without going nearly a mile out of the way. Now that Mr Morris has again taken up the question, we hope he will not let it rest until the evil has been redressed, and that the Council will not leave a stone unturned or let any opportunity pass which might be used to insure the safety of those (children especially) who have to use the crossing.
Penarth District Goiliicil. MEETING OF HEALTH AND PUBLIC WORKS' COMMITTEE. On Monday last the monthly meeting of the Health and Public Works' Committee met in the I Council Chamber as follows: -Messris D. Morgan, J. Y. Strawson, and L. Purnell (South Ward); n. Snell, T. Bevan, and R. Guy (Central Ward) T. S: Lloyd, R. Bevan, and S. Thomas (North Ward) W. L. Morris and J. Pavey (West Ward). Mr H. Snell presided. The minutes of the last meeting were read and passed. The Medical Officer (Dr Nell) presented his report for the month of April, as follows :-Births, 17 males, 1 females, total 35, giving a rate of 31'1 per 1,000 of the population. Deaths-9, 7 in Penarth and 2 in Cogan, equal to a rate of 8'0 per 1,000. The causes 'of death -influenza 1, diseases of the respiratory organs 2, consumption 1, convulsions 2, other diseases not necessarily classified 3. There had died under the age of one year 1, one between 1 and 5, one between 5 and 25, two between 25 and 60, and two over 60. No infectious diseases notifications had been received for three months, and this was- very satis- factory as showing the good health of the district. Although the death rate the previous month was ex- ceptionally high, that had been brought down again, t3 viz., from 25"0 to 8-0. This was generally considered a very satisfactory report of the health of the town. xMr Lloyd: Dr Nell, on what basis do you calcu- late your figures? I Medical Officer: 13,500. The Local Government Board fix the rate once a year, so that there cannot be any inaccuracy in the report. Mr Lloyd: I did not presume that there was any error in the report. I merely wanted to kaow so as to be able to calculate myself. From your figures I previously calculated your basis to be 13,000. The tenders for the widening of the road to Lower I Penarth were opened, and were as follows:— s. d. Barnes. Chaplin & Co., Cardiff.. 1,360 18 10 H. C. paifir, Newport. ],585 0 0 Thomas Rees, Ely 1,418 9 8 Richard Smith 3,729 10 5 Frank.Ashiey 1,887 10 8 EQcott ,tud l'ot*d, PeiiarLh 2,604 0 7 Gardener & Happerfield, Penarth 1,896 14 11 McKay and Davies, Penarth 1,382 18 3 Mr Purnell proposed that the tender of Messrs McKay and Davies be accepted. They are local men, and we know that they can execute the work satisfactorily, Mr W. L. M ortis seconded. Mr R. Bevan As it has invaiiably been the rule to accept the lowest tender, I propose that Barnes and Co. havo it. Mr Strawson seconded, For the amendment there were Messrs R. Bevan, Strawson, Guy. Lloyd, '1'. Bevan, and J. Pavey. For the proposition M ssrr: Morgan, Purnell,Thomas,, and Monis. The Clerk In this case the contract is that no money be paid until the work is done. Mr fnell: I would like to have been Mr McKay have it, Lut I think it should be gi velt to the lowest. Mr Morns I should not have seconded the pro- position only I knew that they were competent to carry it out. Mr Purnell thought some action ought to be taken with regard to the private improvement works in Archer-ro id- At the present rate he did not believe the work would be completed before Christmas, and it gave a lot of trouble to the officials of the Council and also to thp residents. The Surveyor stated that the time limit had long since expired. lie had not wniten to the contractor, but. he had spoken to him several times about the de- | lay, and had told him that he should be obliged to bring the matter before the Council. I have had to | measure up the work five times already. 1 I he Clerk was instructed to write to the contrac-