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LIST OF VISITORS. COLWYN BAY. IMPORTANT NOTICE. All Lists of Visitors must reach the Central Library, Colwyn Bay, not later than seven o'clock on the Wednesday evening, for otherwise they will be too late for insertion in the current week's issue. PWLLYCROCHAN HOTEL. (Mr J. Porter, proprietor.) Mr and Mrs Mendelson, New York Mr and Mrs Kershaw, Macclesfield Mrs Fred Scanlon, London The Hon Justice Andrews, Dublin Mrs Andrews, do Mrs Guinness, London Miss Guinness, do B. Guinness, Esq Mrs Miles, Oxton Miss Ayers, Egremont Mr and Mrs Watkins, Bolton F. Watkins, Esq, do Rev J. K. Watkins, Little Lever Vicarage, near Bolton The Misses Waterhouse, Liverpool Miss M. Soyer. Manchester Master Demetriadi, do Master Manoly Demetriadi, do Mr and Mrs Chaytor, Dublin Col. Freeman, Huddersfield Mrs Freeman, do Miss Freeman, do Mr and Mrs Withington, Culcheth Hall, near Warrington Miss Withington, do H. E. Goddard, Esq, Nottingham F. H. Goddard, Esq, do John A. Fowler, Esq, Southport N. F. Dean, Esq, Birkenhead R. C. Beazley, Esq, Liverpool J. E. Jones, Esq, do P. Sechiari, Esq, London Miss Bruce, do Mr and Mrs Hodgkinson, Marple Mr and Mrs Bodden, Oldham T. J. Harvey, Esq, Beckenham COLWYN BAY HOTEL. (Miss Jones, Manageress). E. Johnson, Esq, Rainhill Miss Jones, do Miss Norris Jones, Liverpool S. Anthony, Esq, Bromboro' Hon. Lady Smyth, & maid, London Miss Hassard, Hodderston R. N. Fraser, Esq, Liverpool J. Hamilton, Esq, do C. R. Roche, Esq. Daventry Mrs Roche, do Miss N. Williams, Portmadoc Miss G. Lewes, do J. A. Ellis, Esq, Norwich F. W. Niven, Esq, Dublin N. C. Niven, Esq, do W. R. Jonos, Esq, West Kirby James Beatty, Esq, Kingstown Miss Beatty, do C. J. Fry, Esq, London Mrs Fry, do R. Turnbull, Esq, do Mrs Turnbull, do R. W. Lister, Esq, Ashbourne P. M. Apostolo, Esq, Liverpool J. Clemencon Whateley, Esq, B'ham J. Starley, Esq, Coventry J. Starley, Esq, Junr.. do F. E. Starley, Esq, do G. E. Killick, Esq, Liverpool A. E. 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Russell, Esq, Liverpool Mrs Russell and family, do Allott, Esq, Manchester Misses Allott, do Holmedale, Wynnstay Road- Mr and Mrs J. S. Riley and child, Seaforth, Liverpool Somerset Boarding House—The [Misses Wright A. G. Hunter, Esq, Manchester J. Wetherell, Esq, Birkenhead R. A. Wetherell, Esq, do Miss Fry, Oxton Mrs Haram, Tranmore Miss M. L. Wright, do Beechwood Villa, Mostyn Road- [Miss Roberts Mrs Orr, family and maids, Ashted Vicarage, Birmingham i St Winifred's Boarding House- [Mrs Gray Miss Mitchel, Bury Mr and Mrs Macdonald, Preston Mr and Mrs Brown, do Mrs Ferrier, Macclefield Mr Hall, Leek Sandringham, Mostyn Road—The [Misses Clint Mr Bigland, Spital Mrs Bigland, children & maid, do Miss Bella Sloman, Birkenhead Miss Annie Sloman, do Morannedd, Marine Road-Mrs & [The Misses Wadsworth J. M. Wadsworth, Esq, Dacca, India Mrs Wadsworth family & maid, do J. R. Adams, Esq, Italy The Misses Adams, do T. H. Goldie, Esq, Sefton Park, Liverpool Mrs Goldie, do Ivy Lea, Princess Drive—Misses [Lovatt T. H. Mills, Esq, White Bank House, Stockport Mrs Mills, baby and maids, do Gallon, Esq, Leeds Mrs Gallon, do Miller, Esq, Manchester Mrs Miller, do F. T. Raine, Esq, Withington Miss H. Lovatt, Birmingham Craig-y-don—Miss Murray Nurse Ferguson, resident Oakhurst- Mr and Mrs H. N. Sulivan and family Ardenlee, Llewelyn Road—Mrs Bretherick Mr and Mrs Yeld, withington, Manchester Master Roy Yeld, do Master Norman Yeld, do Miss Reeve, do Mr Crofts, Chorlton-cum-Hardy Mr and Mrs J. A. Ormerod and family, Blackurn Miss Shorrock, do Mr Walton, do Mr Parker, do Miss Harris, do Miss Yeoward, do Mrs Taylor, Bury Miss E. Taylor, do The Laurels, Woodland Road- Mr and Mrs Heaton, family and nurse, Stalybridge Woodside, Rhiw Road-Mrs Ross Mr and Mrs Hancock, Urmston, Manchester Master Harry Hancock. do Miss Alice Hancock, do Miss Lily Hancock, do Mr and Mrs Mason, Levenshulme, Manchester Mr Walker, Manchester Miss Lessington and friend, do Hazelmere, Rhiw Road-Mrs Jones Rev J. Jones, B.A., resident Miss Roberts, Buxton Miss Marsen, Wolverhampton Mr R. W. Davies, London Mr Llewelyn Davies, Trawsfynydd Mrs Coates, Manchester Master Gilbert Coates, do Miss Parry, do Mr and Mrs Rawson, Manchester Miss Foster, do Melrose Villa, Rhiw Road-Mrs R. [K. Stevenson Mr and Mrs Cooper, Swadlincote Miss F. Crane, do Mrs Sam Cooper, Newhall Mr T. C. Goode, Sheffield Mr E. S. Bradwell, Sheffield Mr W. Wesson, Moxley, Staffs, Mr W. H. Wesson, do Mr A. J. Wesson, do Mr J. Beards, do Mr and Mrs McAlpine and child- ren, Manchester Sorrento Boarding House-Miss Wilson Miss Rhind, Cardiff Miss J. Rhind, do Miss Moore, Birmingham Miss Astbury, Lichfield Mr W. T. Nichols, Birmingham Ribblesdale, Grove Park-The [Misses Shepherd Mrs Laycock, Fairfield, Liverpool Mrs Orr and baby, do Mrs Waddington, Anfield Mr A. and J. Waddington, do Miss Gee, Bootle Brynkinallt Boarding House, Aber- [gele Road-Misses Pattison Mr Hogley, Holmfii th, Yorks. Mrs Hogley, do Master Hogley, do Master H. Hogley, do Mr Stellwall, Birmingham Mrs Stellwall, do Maenan House, Abergele Road- [Mrs Roberts J. Conollv. Esq, Victoria Park, Wavertree Wavertree Mrs Conolly, family and nurse, [do J. Millner, Esq, Broughton, Man- chester Miss Millner,:do Miss Ethel Millner, do Roseneath, Abergele Road- Wilfred Hill, Esq, Birmingham Mrs Hill. do Ellis Williams, Esq, Manchester Mrs Williams, do Miss Hilda Williams, do Baby and nurse, do Thos. Atkinson, Esq, do Mrs Atkinson, do Miss Edith Atkinson, do Baby and nurse, do E. Wadsworth, Esq, Stand Lane Mrs XVadsworth, do Miss Olive Wadsworth, do Master Fred Wadsworth, do Master William Wadsworth, do Newsham House, Abergele Road- Mr Allen Sutcliffe, Bowdon Miss Garside, do Mr B. Blower, Shrewsbury Mrs Blower, do Mi-s Blower, do Mr W. Billson. Leicester Mr A. Billson, do Dr Lloyd, Chirk Mrs Lloyd, do Miss Lloyd. do Mrs Page, do Ellerscroft, Meirion Gardens-Miss [Davies G. B. Holmyard (resident) Bodnant, Meirion Gardens— N. Hartley Hacking, Esq, Barton Mrs Hacking, do Miss and Master Hacking, do Mrs Orme Hacking, do Mrs Cawley, Whaley Bridge Wave Crest, Lawson Road—Misses Lever Charles Beswick, Esq, Cheetham Hill, Manchester Mrs C. Beswick, do Miss Jessie Beswick, do Miss Ella Beswick, do Mrs Beswick, do Mr Harry Beswick, do Marlborough House, Greenfield l Road-Mrs Redding Mr & Miss Phillipson, Manchester Mr and Mrs Botten, do Mr and Mrs Darby, Liverpool Mr Darby, do Dr Haydock, Manchester Mrs Haydock, do Miss Speare, do L. F. Haydock, Esq, do B. W. Haydock, Esq, do Chesterfield, Greenfield Road-Miss [Wright Mrs Hukin, Olton, Birmingham Mrs Weatherby, Hanley Miss Weatherby, do Miss P. Weatherby, do T. W. Weatherby, Esq, do J. H. Weatherby, Esq, do Bushby, Esq, Didsbury Mrs Bushby and child, do R. Jones, Esq, Malvern Mrs Jones and maid, do La Plata Villa, Greenfield Road- Mrs Ronald, Liverpool Miss Ronald, do W. Ronald, Esq, do Miss Couthelly, Pendleton Miss Leaf, do Miss L. Leaf, do Miss F. Leaf, do Miss S. Leaf, do Mrs Palmer and Miss Palmer, Manchester Brigydon Boarding Establisment— [Mrs Burwell Mrs Pixton, Liverpool F. F. Skeaf, Esq, Luttapur, India W. Chilton, Esq, Coalbrook- dale, Shropshire Mrs Chilton, do Mr T. Spencer, Crewe Mr W. Weir, do P. Stansfield, Manchester J. Somers, do Oxford House, Bay View Road- Miss Bown (resident) J. H. Haworth, Esq, Bacup, Manchester Miss Haworth, do Mrs Hardiman, Rushden, North- amptonshire Miss Carter, do Miss Elsie Carter, do Mr G. McLeod, do
The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art. PRIVATE VIEW DAY. The fourteenth Private View of the above-named Academy was held on Saturday, May 23rd, about a thousand invitations being issued. Plas Mawr was decorated with plants lent, with his usual kindness, by Mr Albert Wood, J.P., D.L., and that with such lavishness of excellent specimens that anyone might almost have been pardoned had he imagined that he was at a flower-show em- bellished with works-of-art rather than at a picture exhibition adorned with superb horticultural specimens. The President (Mr H. Clarence Whaite, R.W.S.) received the visitors in the Banqueting Room, and was assisted in cordially welcoming them by other Officers and Council- members of the Academy. In the afternoon, at the serving of tea and light refreshments in the Queen's Sitiing Room, Mrs Furness and Mrs Morville presided with their customary geniality. Mr J. R. Furness, the indefatigable Curator, with his well-known energy and activity, was here, there, and everywhere, lending assistance to the President, Council, visitors, tea-makers,—every- one, in fact,-in numberless ways (which must have tired out any ordinary man, nevertheless). It was noticeable that the exhibits showed an advance alike in numbers and in average quality of the work, the general tone of the Exhibition being considerably above the high standard that might have been reasonably anticipated by those who were familiar with its predecessors. Through the indefatigable exertions of the Academy's ever- genial President, a large Gallery has been built during the past year. Great praise is ascribed to the President and Academicians for their exertions to improve matters in the direction of the new Gallery, for Plas Mawr, although well lighted for an old Manor House, is but an indiffer- ent place for the advantageous exhibition of pictures. For some years past, the management of the R.C.A. have considered various schemes to bring about the building of a suitable Gallery, but they have never received State aid, and are entirely unendowed, whilst subscriptions from private sources are practically nil. In this respect they are not on such a firm footing as The Royal Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy, and The Royal Hibernian Academy, each of which is in receipt of State aid, and is doing excellent work. But the Royal Cambrian Academy has hitherto been neglected in this respect by the Government this is the same with regard to the Principality, in respect of a National Museum, about which so much has lately been heard in Parliament and in various centres of Welsh intellectual activity. The Royal Cambrian Academicians, however, nothing daunted, have by several years of patient and anxious work, now succeeded in building for themselves a temporary Gallery, and trust that with further efforts, and earnest work, they may, in the course of a few years, be in possession of a still larger and more solid structure. All honour to a Society thus struggling through all difficulties, and gaining a position of which they may well be proud. The Exhibition this year, as a natural outcome of a good Gallery, is much more important than any previously held in Plas Mawr. We are pleased to see that Professor Herkomer has become an Honorary Member, and exhibits his well-known work Our Village this occupies the centre of the principal wall in the new Gallery and is regarded as one of the special attractions of this year's Exhibition,—this picture, however, it was noticed in passing, is not without its faults. The place of honour on theopposite wall is occupied by what is unmistakably the masterpiece of the Exhibition, Harlech Castle, described as "A Stronghold of Edward I (" It stands four square to all the winds that blow"), by the President (Mr H. Clarence Whaite, R.W.S.) this picture is a grand subject, grandly viewed, and magnifi- cently executed. Much attention was attracted to J. Pain Davis's Unhallowed Ground," by reason of its own excellence and the varying interpretations of the newspaper critics. S. Sidley, R.B.A., was well represented by Melody," an ideal picture hung alongside the President's great work. In the new Gallery, considerable attention was paid to the portraits,—Leonard Hughes excelled himself with his portrait at the east end of the Gallery the Morien by B. S. Marks, and the Dr. Llugwy Owen, M.A., PH. D. by J. Clinton Jones, were pronounced very lifelike, whilst J. E. Finchftm, Esq. by Albert S. Wood, was regarded as a speaking likeness. Another great picture is Sir E. Burne-Jones's Wheel of Fortune this has been lent for the summer by Mr Albert Wood, J.P., D.L., and is well placed in one of the old rooms of Plas Mawr. On either side of this celebrated work, are two strong pictures by Anderson Hague, R.I. Mr Hague has also 5 other important works. A picture which, inspected with curiosity, was regarded with admiration, was Charles Potter's oil-painting (an unmistakeable "oil ) which a Manchester critic in his haste had described as a water-colour. Admiration was uniformly evoked by the statuary group presented to the R.C.A. by Mrs Hoare, this being the original model designed by the late Mr John Bell, for the American corner of the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park, London. But truly the whole Exhibition was a treat to behold (one or two pictures in the new Gallery alone excepted), and the Lantern Room (contain- ing two dozen pictures by the late J. H. Cole) was generally held to deserve a leisurely and prolonged inspection. So far as could be learnt, a prepon- derating percentage of the guests determined to visit Plas Mawr more than once during the summer, the pictures all round attaining not only a high grade but also a greater power of fascination and pleasing than has usually been observed.
The Gwynedd Ladies' Art Society. PRIVATE VIEW DAY. The Private View of the works of Members and Associates of the Gwynedd Ladies Art Society, took place last Saturday, in the Round Room, Conway, where a large number of visitors were present. Between 300 and 400 visited the Gallery during the day. The residents in the town of Conway and neighbourhood were well represen- ted. Owing to the unavoidable absence of the President (the Right Hon. the Lady Augusta Mostyn), the Vice-President(Mrs Swinford Wood) received the invited guests subjoined is a copy of a letter received from the President "6, Portman Square, W., 22nd May, 1896. Dear Mrs Wood,—I hope you will have a bright day, and a good gathering on Saturday, and will you kindly express my great regret that I cannot be present with you all tomorrow, but shall be thinking about the Exhibition and wish- ing I could see it. Miss Colyer tells me that there are a very good collection of pictures this year, and that the entries are more than last time, and the work decidedly better, which is very satisfactory. We shall soon require a larger building and better room. Believe me, yours sincerely, H. A. MOSTYN." The sales were very few, being only three in number. The first sold was a very powerful evening effect, entitled Shades of Evening, by Miss Colyer, who has four other examples of her work at this exhibition, all ot which are good. Three of them are evening effects representing the sea, which are all truthful and harmonious- No. 66, is altogether a different style, being a bright little sketch taken at Deganwy. Miss 11 Colyer is the Hon. Secretary of the Society, and the Members consider themselves very fortunate in having procured her services. The two other pictures which have found purchasers are Gomshall Mill," by Miss C. M. Christie, and Conway Castle by Miss Maud Salmon, both these pictures are very good examples of that class of work. Miss Breakell sends several good examples of her work, both in landscape and figure No. 28, Royal Oak Day," her chief picture, represents a group of well-painted children appearing at a door and illustrating in a satisfactory way, the verse which is attached in the catalogue, to the title of that picture. No. 71, "Cottages on the Quay, Clovelly, by the same artist, is very gooJ in colour. Mrs Lester Sutcliffe sends some clever and refined examples of her work, but in the cases of both No. 74; "A Winter Boquet," and No. 101, "Poppies," the accessories seem to interfere with the repose of the pictures. Mrs Sophie Marr is another con- tributor who is well represented by six examples of her work, of which No. 102, "In the Sun- light," is perhaps the best. Miss Knowles's chief work is No. 57, 11 Talycafn Ferry"; the colour of this picture is good, and the house in sunlight well-painted, only it would be better if the whole picture were a bit warmer in colour, especially at the right-hand side, where^ the shadows come rather too cold. Mrs Clara Knight sends four pictures, all of which are harmonious and refined. Miss Sidley sends a portrait of a little doy,—it is well painted, but it is unfortunate that the lining of the dress and the sky should be exactly the same in colour and quality. Miss Woodcock sends three examples of her work, No. 17, Evening near Capel Curig," No. 105, "A still pool on the Llugwy, near Capel Curig," and" Clocks." Her most important work is the first mentioned, the colour is very good, and the hill against the sky very well painted, but the foreground in the picture is not quite as successful, being a little flat. No. 17 is refined in treatment, but a little too colourless. Miss Thomas has sent a nice little head of a boy. Miss Edith Bellis is represented by 3 pictures,— one, No 20, "An Old Salt," representing more faithfully a characteristic type of mariner in later life another, No 23, Sunshine after Rain, Estuary of the Conway from Gogarth," is a charming landscape which has rarely (if ever) been depicted from this point. Miss Lily F. Whaite's only picture, No 58, "Mixed Flowers," shows careful and clever work, but is not so ambitious as was naturally looked-for by all who have knowledge of Miss Whaite's capabilities, we hope to see a less meagre representation next year. There are 6 pictures by Miss Rose Mag- nus,—No 37, Artichoke Flowers is a gem, an unhackneyed subject splendidly treated another, No 68, "Sea by Night,—Lamplight," is held, by several whose opinion is more than ordinary weight, to call for especial notice, being so entirely original and so different to any other exhibited in the Round Room, whatever its defects and merits, it certainly shows an amount of refreshing originality which we fain would see in the works of some of the Members whose names it is unnecessary to mention. Miss Edith j M. Hughes's "A Corner of St Mary's, Conway" (No 59) was worthy of prolonged inspection, beauties being discerned on a lengthened gaze. Miss Daisy Dutton sends a a fruit piece, No. 80, in which the silver tray upon which the fruit lies, is particularly well drawn and painted the fruit is also very fair. Miss Clara Perrin sends some nice and conscientious work. Miss Georgina Laing sends three pictures, of which No. 61. Sweet Oranges," is the most important; it represents a poor girl selling oranges, and is a pretty and attractive subject. Mrs Henry Burton sends some interesting street scenes. Miss R. Ridgway is represented by three very nice water- color sketches. The pictures by Miss MacEwen, Miss Mostyn, Miss Peers, are amongst others worthy of notice. Taking the Exhibition as a whole, it is a very creditable one, and infinitely better than the one held last year still, it was in the power of the Hanging Committee to have made it more satis- factory Had they I ejected certain pictures, which simply do harm to the whole Exhibition. The hangers ought to bear in mind that it does no good, even to the painter of a bad picture, to hang it, and as it certainly does great harm to the Society, it is their duty to reject work which they must consider below their standard, and thereby let the exhibitors be seen to advantage. The hangers of the present Exhibition were Miss Bellis, Miss Knowles, and Miss Rose Magnus.
Conway & Llandudno Petty Sessions. LLANDUDNO, MONDAY, MAY ISTH.-Before Dr Dalton (chairman); County-Alderman Elias Jones; Major Ephraim Wood and T. W. Griffith, Esq, who took his seat for the first time as Chairman of the Llandudno District Council. LICENSING. Mr Percy Hutt was granted a temporary license to supply a canteen at the Volunteer camp on Conway Morfa. A CONWAY TENANCY CASE. Thomas Parry applied for an ejectment order against John Lloyd Jones, 6, Bangor Road, Conway.—-Mr J. J. Marks appeared for the defendant, and contended that the notice to quit, which had been given last November, could not be enforced until next November, this being a yearly tenancy.—The Bench took this view, and therefore did not make the order. A CABMAN IN TROUBLE. William Jones, cabman, Colwyn Bay, was charged with leaving his cab unattended in Mostyn Street, Lfandudno. The information was laid by P.C. Jones (54), and the defendant, who admitted the offence, was fined 10s and costs. CONWAY, MONDAY, MAY 25TH.-Before Coun- cillor Dr. R. Arthur-Prichard (chairman), and Owen Rowland, Esq. WIFE-MAINTENANCE. Thomas Williams, Berry-street, Conway, was brought up on a warrant for disobedience to a magisterial order as to the maintenance of his wife.—The case was adjourned for a week, the defendant being liberated on his own recognis- ances. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. John Reid alias Arthur McCawley, of Glasgow, was fined 10s and costs for being drunk and dis- orderly.
Carnarvonshire Joint Sanitary Authority. A meeting was held at Llandudno, on May 21st Mr W. Bevan presiding over a large attendance. —The Clerk (Mr J. H. Thomas) read a letter from the Local Government Board sanctioning the appointment ot Dr. Fraser as medical officer up to 25th October, Igoo-The annual report of Dr. Fraser was considered. Attention was called to the great disparity in the returns of infant mortality. At Menai Bridge the return was 52 per 1000 of the registered births, whereas at Llandudno it was 233 per 1000.—Dr. Fraser replied that in small places vital statistics would vary very much. The high rate at Llandudno was due to infantile diseases in the autumn months, caused by the very hot weathei in September. Most of the cases occurred amongst infants fed on the bottle. He suggested that parents, when they registered births, should be given a small handbill or guide as to dieting children. Witn the assistance of the medical profession, he thought that he could carry that suggestion into effect. It was remarkeJ that last year the infant mortality in Llandudno was the highest.—The Chairman It is not so now. Conway, Glan Conway, and Criccieth are still higher.—Mr Thomas Roberts (Aber) I notice that Glan Conway is the highest, 295 per 1000.- Dr. Fraser: That is a place in which a few deaths makes a great variation in the rate.—Dr. Langford Jones (Bangor) said that he should be pleased to assist Dr. Fraser in the way indicated. There was no greater cause of mortality amongst children than improper feeding. It the parents could be got at in the way suggested it would produce much good.—The Committeee adopted Dr. Fraser s report, from an abstract of which we take the subjoined passages "The Pe.niiaenmawr Authority, in conjunction with the Conway Urban and Rural Authorities, have taken steps with a view to provide their District with an Isolation Hospital." In the Conway Urban District the vital statistics of the year show a noteworthy high birth-rate. As 111 1894, this district heads the list of all the Carnarvonshire Districts in the rate of births. The general death-rate is also high, even after making allowance for the deaths of non-residents in the Union Wrorkhouse. The death-rate is influenced unfavourably, as in 1894, by an excessive number ot deaths among infants under one year of age, by a high mortality among aged persons, and in the class of all other diseases.' During the year the district has been remarkably free from infectious disease. The abundant supply of water now available from the Cowlyd mams lias materially assisted in improv- ing the sanitary condition of several parts of the town. It is to be regretted that the village of Gyffin has not yet been placed in a sanitary con- dition, though really an urgent case. A con- siderable extension of the sewerage system is required for various parts of the town and out- skirts. During the year, eight houses have been closed as unfit tor habitation. The Authority is moving in the direction of providing an Isolation Hospital for infectious diseases." At Colwyn Bay the vital statistics show that a low birth-rate prevailed during the year, and that the general death-rate was also low. The rise in the general death-rate, as compared with the exceptionally low death-rate of 1894, is chiefly to be attributed to a rise in the infantile mortality, zymotic mortality, and, to some extent, the other classes of disease. The death-rate from phthisis showed some improvement upon that of 1894- The necessity of an Isolation Hospital has been very evident during the year. Without one, the District is constantly exposed to the danger of serious outbreak ot infectious disease, and I earnestly hope that steps will as soon as possible be taken to provide one. During the year much time and attention has been given by the Authority of this District to sanitary work. The sewerage system of the town has been improved by the construction of several man-holes. The slaughter-houses of the district have been inspected, and notices served for cleansing and improving the same. A noteworthy feature has been the carrying out of a special survey of all the bakehouses, dairies, milkshops, and cow- sheds in the District." Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890: It is worthy of mention that among the various Sanitary Authorities there is a growing tendency to make use of the beneficial powers conferred upon them by the above Act. In several of the Urban Districts, houses which were considered unfit for habitation have been closed during the year by putting the Act in force. Part III. of the Act is one which if put in force would go a long way towards improving the public health, and would also meet the need for better houses which is keenly felt by many working-men's families. It appears to me that the machinery whereby the slums and insanitary places, which are still too numerous in our towns, can be swept away, and an improved environment for the people provided instead, is now in readiness, and only requires forward action by Sanitary Authorities to initiate great changes for the real improvement of the various Districts under their care."