Penarth Board Schools. WITHHOLDING OF ANNUAL GRANT. The alleged School Board is in a parlous condition, for at the Finance Committee on July 4, bills and account-i representing .£391 8s 2d were examined, pasted and ordered to be paid, there being, however, only £ 11 178 lOd to the treasurer's credit. It has transpired that the Education Department has withheld the grant, of nearly X1000 on account of certain repeated recommendatior.3 of B. M. I., Mr Charles Whitmell, not having been carried out by the managers. These recommenda' on% were that better cloak room accommodation be provided, together with other structural alterations. In his annual report for 18S9, with reference to the boys' department, Mr Whitmell wrote ;—<' No 4 classroom should be better ventilated and lighted, and be provided with a diiect exit to the playground." In 1893, the Inspactor further reported "More cloak room accommodation is desirable." In 1894 he again wrote-, Additional cloak room accommodation has not yet been provided, but pegs have been placed in the schoolroom. There is only an entrance lobby 11 feet by 10 feet, A separate exit from No. 3 class room is recommended." At the last visit to the schools in May, Mr Whit- mell, finding that his recommendations had not been attended to, wrote the Clerk, saying that the annual grant would be withheld till the managers had carried out his recommendations or given a guarantee to that effect. An arrangement with the bank for an overdraft has been come to, aud Messrs Sweet Escott and Hol- man have been deputed to sign the necessary cheques. Interest on overdrafts will not be allowed by the De- partment out of the rates. (Vide Mr Ackland's speech in the Hojse of Commons on March 23, 1895). On Friday morning it was said that one of the members wired to Whitehall for the grant to bo sent on. No doubt the officials of the Education Depart- ment received a severe shack at the receipt of that telegram, and will send the money down in a truck or special saloon. It is suggested that if there is no reply to the WIIU a deputation of the Board should proceed to London, to either tike legal proceedings against, or frighten it out of the Government.
Shooting Competition In Connection with the Penarth DetachMent 3rd V. B. Welsh Regiment, Commanded by Captain Coleman. The first Stage of the Ladies Cup Comdetition took place at the Rifle Range, Grangetown, on Tuesday last, at 6 p. in- The weather was against good shoot- ing. Conditions, each competitor fired 7 Rounds at 200 500 and 603 yards, and Two Sighting Shots. r> C) The following are the principal scores:— 200 yavds| 500 yards 600 yards 7# fg •— Rank ^ND NAME. ,—: -5 .— o go 123 4 5 6 7 H I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2 3 4 5 6 7 E-i ló 8 I -I- Instructor J. Lobban 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 27 0 2 2 3 4 2 5 18 5 2 3 2 3 5 4 24 I 69 Sergt. Davies 4 5 5 4 4 5 4 31 2 4 2 4 4 5 3 24 2 2 0 4 0 2 2 12 67 Sergt. J. Vimucombe 3443454 27 4 3 43505 24 0222222 12 63 Lance-Corpl. T. Lloyd 2 4 5 5 2 5 3 26 2 2 3 4 2 3 0 16 0233032 13 55 Sergeant L. Aug ove 4 3 5 5 3 3 4 27 0 0 2 0 4 4 0 10 2 2 4 0 0 4 2 14 I 51 Corporal O. Percy 3 0 3 4 4 3 3 20 0 0 3 4 3 a 5 38 0 0 2 2 3 3 2 12 I 50 Private A- Jones 3 3 4 3 3 3 2 21 4 5 0 2 4 3 4 22 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 6 49
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Penarth District Council. MR, SMITH'S CLAIM. PROPOSED ISOLATION HOSPITAL. COGAN ALLOTMENTS. PONY CARRIAGE DRIVERS' GRIEVANCES. PIER COMPANY'S DRAINS. This authority's monthly meeting was held on Monday night- Mr W. L. Morris, J.P-, presided, the others present being Messrs L. Purnell, J. Y. Straw- son, T. S. Lloyd, R. Guy, J. Payey, R< Bevao, Evan Rees, S. Thomas, and T. Bevan. TOWN'S FINANCES. The Collector submitted his monthly statement showing that during May he had collected of the General District Rate JE478 7s 2d, the recoverable amount being X3484 5a lid. Towards the Private Improvement Account £ 158 8s 4d had been secured, the outstanding amount representing X1940 16a 2d. The money paid treasurer was X634 9s Id. 10s 7d being the balance in Collector's hands. PIER COMPANY'S DRAINS. A letter from this Company was read asking for instructions from the Council before proceeding, as they were under the impression that. according to their order, the Board of Trade would sanction their proposed system of drainage- If the Council decided to compel them to dram to the main they requested that the extra X25 to X30 be paid them for so doing. The Clerk said he had written the Local Govern- ment Board and they had refused their assent to allow the Company to drain seaward, i.e., to the low water mark. Mr Lloyd suggested the Company be informed of the Board of Trade's decision. Mr Thomas thought the Company had a right to suspend tanks and to empty these at high water mark. The Clerk That would airount to the same thing. The Council finally resolved to adhere to its former decision- STEEP STREET IMPROVEMENTS. Mr Smith's claim to £40 odd for alleged private improvement work was again discussed. Mr Guy thought that if Smith had done this work for the old Board he should be paid, but not if he had received money from one of the property owners, as that naturally bespoke a private arrangement. The Chairman said that at this time he did not know Smith, not even by sight, and he bad given notice on the part of property ownern. He, for one, objected to payment direct, and he therefore paid it to Mr Llewellyn. Mr T. Bevan was of opinion that after the corro- borative opinion of the Chairman, coupled with what minutes bad been read on the subject, it was nothing short of dishonesty to keep the money back from the contractor after the completion of the work. It was taking advantage of a technicality or a mere side issue. The Chairman had been explicit and candid. If any one paid directly or indirectly be, the speaker, failed to see that the onus rested on the contractor. The Chairman refused to recognise him and so paid the Board. It was urifair-iri fact unjast—that ratepayers or property owners should benefit at the expense of individuals. This would not have hap- pened had not Mr Harris so suddenly died. The Clerk: It doesn't appear so from the books. The Chairman Mr Harris was ill and he conse- quently failed to sign the new contract. Mr Purnell observed that if there had been a de- faulting property owner the ratepayers would lose j640. The Clerk: There was no apportionment made by the old Board, who never recognised the claim. He would, however, ask if the Local Government Board would sanction the payment and get the whole par- ticulars for the Finance Committee. Mr Thomas: Could we recover ? The Clerk We never made a demand. Mr Guy It is not satisfactory to my mind. Smith received money from Mr Llewellyn who was one of the property owners. Smith, by this, admitted it was a private arrangement. The Chairman: Not to my mind. I LANS. All the plans recommended by the Public Works Committee were passed, but Mr Tape's only pro- visionally, inasmuch as Mr Tape being out of town, the question of air space had not yet been settled. The Surveyor said be had no doubt of its being satis- factorily arranged. RIGHT OF WAY- Mr Strawson reported having inspected Green Size but failed to discover any sign of a path, save a portion on the side of a field 100 yards from the main road. It was difficult to locate this particular spot, except by reference to old documents. Mr Morgan had accompanied him, and could remember using the path, though he failed to decide where the path branched off from the main road. Mr Pavey: It is a pity to let it drop. He bad heard it was a public path, and been frequently used, being a short cut from Dynas Powis to Llandough. The Surveyor produced plans (copies of which had been deposited in 1885,) whereon the Barry Railway Coirpany showed this particular path. Mr Purnell.; It certainly is a useful way and very direct- Finally the Clerk was deputed to accompany the Surveyor to visit the locale, and see what evidence could be adduced to preserve it for the public use- [ANOTHER PATH. Mr Pavey drew attention to the path across the field by the Welsh chapel. There was a bridge for- merly across this dyke, consisting of two planks. These bad disappeared, and the path was in reality blocked. It was thought that this path was beyond the Council's jurisdiction, but Mr T. Meazey said this bridge was always repaired by them, and that the hedge close by was their boundary. "MADE IN GERMANY." Mr Morley wrote a letter saying that the incan- descent street lights, a few of which the Council had tentatively tried, would not, in his opiaion, prove a success, as in stormy weather they might go out. On the motion, therefore, of Mr Pavey, seconded by Mr Guy, it was decided to dispense with them. THE VET'S EX'S. Mr Stewart's claim for extra remuneration for at- tending a sick horse was considered. It was elicited that the Vet's contract with the Council was 30/- per horse per annum, but that the horse in question (which the Council bad happily got rid of) was so frequently ill that he had to te given more physic in a week than all the others in the stable would have in a year. Confirmatory evidence of this having been given, it was decided to refer the matter to the Finance Com- mittee, the Clerk in the interim to request Mr Stewart to send in his claim which, if fair, would be favourably considered. PROPOSED ISOLATION HOSPITAL, A lettar was read from Mr T. Mansel Franklin, Clerk to the Glamorgan County Council, to the effect that the County Medical Officer of Health having directed an inquiry into the necessity of establishing an isolation hospital for the use of the inhabitants of the Penarth District Council, and the rural districts of Llandaff and Dynas Powis and that the County.. Council having, by a committee appointed for the purpose, inquired into the said report of the Medical Officer, is satisfied that a prima facie case is made out for a local enquiry as to the establishment of such a hospital, the Glamorgan County Council gives notice that a local enquiry into this matter, together with the questicn of site, will be held next Friday, the 5th instant, at 4 p.m., at the Penarth Police Court, when County Aldermen Henry Anthony and Henry Maunton Davies will be present, before whom any person interested may attend and state their case. It was resolved that the Council meet en Thursday evening to discuss the matter. Mr Lloyd wished to know if the Medical Officer's annual report for 1894 had yet been printed, and if not why not. Were it printed it would be able to give them some valuable information, which they, at this juncture, particularly needed. Was there any hope of getting it? He had mentioned the matter some months ago and no notice had, apparently, been takftn- One thing he did notice was the bill for his salary. That was there. He moved that the Medical Officer attend next Thursday night, and have ready an 'account of the infectious diseases for the last two years. Mr R. Bevan: Let.it be ten years, and so get evidence to show what necessity exists for this hos- pital. Let him get such information as he can. This is the time when figures are required. The Clerk was instructed to write the Medical Officer directing him to be present. COGAN ALLOTMENTS. Mr Pavey intimated that the Coganitea were still anxious to secure a certain piece of land from the Bute for allotment purposes. The men, in fact, were determined to have it. What was beiug done in the matter ? The Clerk stated that before proceeding further he would send Mr Pavey the necessary requisition paper for signatures. ESPLANADE CAB POACHING. A deputation of Esplanade pony-carriage drivers waited upon the Council. Mr Adams complained that cab drivers came poaching on their preserves and so took away a tot of their custom. That day, besides others, these cabmen came alongaide their stand on the Beach and plied for hire- The pony men on the other hand, although paying as much for licenses as cabmen, were not allowed to ply for hire on or near the latter's atand. Mr Buckland alleged that all the accidents on the Beach for the last three years were caused by the cabmen. The Chairman said the grievance should be re- dressed, and the matter was referred to the Hackney Carriage Committee. Mr T. Bevan It's a just grievance, v In the meantime the Surveyor was directed on Mr R. Bevan's motion, which was seconded by his