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New Schools for Treherbert.



CAERPHILLY DISTRICT COUNCIL. The fortnightly meeting of the Caerphilly District Council was held at the "Council Office, Caerphilly, the vice-chairman (Mr Wm. Thomas) occupying the chair. The attendance included Messrs E. W. M. Corbett. Thomas Gregory, W. E. Jones, Eli Jenkins, David Thomas, Lewis Williams, and J.' P. Cliarles, with the clerk. Mr W. Spickett. Before the commencement of the business of the Council, the Chairman referred to the death of their late member, Mr Henry An- thony, J.P., and moved a vote of condolence with the family. He wa.s sure they would all with one accord pass such a motion, and so express their sympathy at the death of their respected colleague. His death was a sudden one, for at the previous meeting he was with them. and looked as well in health as the rest of them. It was unnecessary for him to say anything in praise of Mr Anthony, his faithful- ness, urbanity, and geniality in presiding over the meetings of the Council for nianv years had endeared him to all. Mr D. E. Jones seconded, and the resolution was passed in silence. The Clerk reported that the balance due to the bank after that day's payments was L316 18s lOd. £ 500 had been paia in by the collector since the last mectitiz. Mr Thomas Rossiter. contractor, Caerphilly, wrote saying that since he had tendered for the Aber Valley Main Sewerage works he found the price of iron had gone up, and he now wished to add to his tender, which was accep- ted, L300. The original tender was P,12,603, and the amended tender £ 12.903, as against £ 12.790, the next tender of Messrs A. S. Morgan and Co., Newport. After some dis- cussion it was decided to offer Mr Rossiter zE12,790, which was subsequently accepted. The Surveyor reported having prepared plans for the accommodation of the overseers at the new Council Offices. He had attended the Roads and Bridges Committee of the Coun- ty Council on the 2nd inst. with reference to the proposed alterations to Cardiff road im- provements opposite the Kings Arms Hotel. The County Council would offer no objection to the alterations suggested. The Committee had made an inspection of the springs in the vicinity of Berthgron. which ib was proposed to utilise for an additional vaier supply for Nelson. A sample of water was taken and sent for araalvsis, and the ina, lyst had reported that the water was very fa- vourable fcr domestic purposes.—It was deci- ded to write to the landowners asking for per- mission to place a tank near the springs. In the absence of the chairman, Councillor William Thomas proposed that the resolution passed at the last meeting refusing to construct a footbridge over the brook between St. Cyno.1 and Nelson, be rescoinded. After some dis- cussion it was decided to erect a footbridge at a cost not exceeding £ 4. A letter was read from the agent of the Llan- ctiacii estate stating that. the landlords were agreeable to the Council taking strips of land to widen the road from Berthgron to Gilwern, provided the Council would arrange with the tirant of Berth-y-Gron Farm. Messrs Topham, Jones, and Railton, wrote with regard to Ihe Council's complaint as to the blasting arrangements at L'.anbradam. This work was being carried out subject to the Mining Acts, and to the satisfaction of H.M. Inspector of Mines. They were aware of the dangers connccted with blasting operaiions, end they took evify precaution to avoid the'n. The Clerk of the County Council also wrote with regard to this mauer. Tho nuisance wa» of a nature whieh was capable of being put a stop to by those who were injured by its exis- tence. If they did not care to move. it seemed hardly worth while for the County Council to do so, as the road was not damaged. Police-Superintendent Giddings wrote sav- ing that I he officers at Taff's Well and Llinbr-i- dach Police Stations were prepared to < take charr-e of the fire appliances at a remuneration cf £ 2 per annum. Twenty-two applications were received for the position of Clerk of Works for the Aber Main Sewerage Scheme, and on the motion of Mr Eli Jenkins, seconded bv Mr D. E. Jones. Mr W. J. Morgan, Aber (the present CWk of Works) was appointed at a salary of L2 per week.