TOWYN AND ABERDOVEY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Iph T 0,1 Frida mef^D^ of the Council was held siding r ^-)an^e^ Edwards (chairman), pre- EvansVv" fe •Were also Present= Messrs J D ^omlinn 1P?"cl:i?,.irnian), J Maethlon James, Arthur ^uKhea' i>ern Jones, D C Davies, W Jones Howell T P "°e Morgan, John Roberts, J M ^irkbv'yd< ^ones' Henry Evans, D M tant clerk £ *avies, clerk R Bennett, assis- WilliavV,„ Yaughan Edmunds, surveyor; Edward DIYFRJ1 °*m Jones, sanitary inspectors. ING THE BOAD AT BBYNCRUG DECIDED Mr w • AT 1AST' cil iu reJa1^eV^>emarfcl1' aPPeared before the Coun- at Brynf., r Pr°P0sed diversion of the road Very U^' ^"e sa,id he had offered the land at a aild wastP 8UI?' The Presenti road was on a rock There wa ery .angerons; being close to the school, frosty w children there nearly at all times. In dav^ 'u1' WaS exceedinff'y dangerous. Even aU thev 6,j met a carfc the sPot arid it was a 'Wa»DT,>COlu Pass each other. If there was have bee ifi*"6 ^ns^eac' ^he cart they would not have been able to pass at all. He was prepared to ^eJino- ;na?. n)a^e the road. The universal carried m f ° ^s^r'°k was in favour of having this carried out. Mr R Price Morgan had most gener- alises „f ^berally offered te give up the site of two and to val«e of £ 45 in order to give access I Whether r<^ tIie new roac^ ^he point was offer of i-h f CoUDcil was prepared to accept his Portion f !tn^' sfcone ^or the foundation, and some 1 carta§'e- He would remind the re?enn« f 7i? contributed Pretty largely to the ^as rfn -0 j as 110 less than about £ 90 Verv „"ve* from his five or six farms, and it was *ould h •8Uefifc they derived- He thought it "Well a(1 f°r the Council to lose his offer as Korean V r^an'Si If the offer made by Mr aKain n n°^ accePted it could not be made The ol L.is intenfcion to build at that spot. Ie clergyman in charge of the parish had also ^Qd ifj ? wi^ingness to give a small angle of Therpf6 0n^^ri^ ^0 the churchyard at Bryncrug. 8ion nf>r^.a^ those who could object to the diver- Wvn« loa? were in favour of it. He (Mr he fav the Board to understand that H0t f0°this in the interests of the district, and ^as 18 0V5,11 Per8°nal interest solely, as the place to PJ^v^frous t° children who played there and also ^Dst-nf1, "^r .^•"oe Morgan, as one of the DPon rePresenting the Council who waited to eiVpi FT yPne' sa^d -^r Wynne was not prepared Play»r P^ece °f land adjoining the road for a Previa*0^ the school children free, but he was iw*d to se'i it for one-third its value, viz.. £ 5 that off °r Chairman asked if held r, j'sWhich was made sorne time aS°, still He w °° r .Wynne said that was the case. ■^aethT 8e^^n^' it at less than 2d a yard.^—Mr Mr w 0n ^ames proposed that the offer made by I he ha J uDe be accePfced- This was the first time event heard of the nominal sum of £ 5. In the the p° Board deciding not to purchase C0qn -°Und for £ 5 he would propose that the ^eroa' Pur°hase it at that sum. Their thanks the bv. U6 t°_Mr Wynne.—Mr D N Kirkby seconded he inp?P?siti.on'—Mr Wynne said Mr Morgan should e Included in the vote of thanks. He had been xiery eberons.-The motion was carried unani- 1110uslY.-Mr J Geufronydd Jones asked where the Wynn °r f°ulldation was to come from, and Mr He w^6 Saic^ the nearest quarry was Cilcemmes. t e was very pleased that the Council had decided o instruct the road. JG PONTFATHEW BRIDGE, BRYNCRUG. the the room Mr Wynne referred to I Papers°H? 'or^dS9i and said he understood from the c°ntrih • unty Council expected a large the br.r°» from the parish towards rebuilding Was th f' He waS under the impression that it Clerk 6 vllty of the county to build bridges.—The C°UncT that after makin^ inquiries of other Wag v, ? 8 In reSard to contributing certain sums he duty 'fTJed adv^8e the Council that it was the Mr \\r County Council to maintain bridges.— the Q^n,le said he would not cease to represent to Wa8i °jfnty Council how dangerous this bridge k°ttnd f U0^ attended to very soon an accident was tyyUn 0 0°cur.—The members agreed with Mr p YlIne, and it was subsequently decided to re- Dv ° C?unty Council that the Pontfathew tra0ic -^r^dSes were dangerous for heavy The T MATTERS BEING ATTENDED TO. The Inspector stated that the works in connec- alreadvK the Aberdoyey National School had c°ttaepa comTnenced. In regard to Brynhyfryd the Con m nsPe°t°r said that the instructions of Officer n<\ Would also be carried out.—The Medical sPecial >• ^r,sPeetor were instructed to prepare a the housj6^0!17^ °n Bryn§las with the view of having ^°hn Tlr,^ c osed-—As regards Penparc farm, Mr referenc ^ad seen the tenant with ^ch Kali- ° matter complained of and it was was H Gr- ?°w>—The Inspector concurred, and ^^vino- v, 6 ed to leave the matter.—No reply avilig been received from Mr Hall (Mr Corbett's Passed rP re^ai!d to Hendy Farm, a resolution was ^tender) to be informed as to what was that thev K f°ne'—^ Morgan remarked ^ettheCou. 7&^8 ^ouna the agents ready to COM T1AI.LORS' WORKROOM AT TOWYN. ^nsPector^ having been received from the tailors> t°ries in regard to the state of the 0vv)ier wrof- r(^0m at the back of London House, the t'le place \i& that was under the impression that ^rote tjj a warehouse. Messrs Davies and Co J^diate atr .cotnPlaint would receive their im. e carrie,j eution and the necessary repairs would t^at the r°Uf'^ Clerk said the complaint was £ UsPector aun^ ^00r were a had state.—The the Medical*Off; place had been cleaned out.— ° v'sit the vYi, er and Inspector were instructed ^stlUctioti p a°e when completed and see if the 0< e factory Inspector were attended SANITARY SRATE OF PENNAL VILLAGE.—INTERESTING IN REPLY F STATEMENTS. LeP]y had ve? ^uestion, the Clerk said that no p,eQt Boaid in6611 rece'yed from the Local Govern- ouUcij response to the application of the J age of Penna^ai^7 into the sanitary state of the Ohe Members k J~ Chairman asked if any of CU decided .t0 Say" When the atter Wa 0 send the application the £ C0^pla?nt waS:dered-of urgency. The cause sPector • Thn i 011tside their district. — The elementary school at Peimal baa since the last meeting been opened. — Mr R P Morgan Our district has been affected by the out- break. Have any more cases occurred ?-The Clerk No; our interference has been instrumental in having some very old things cleansed.—Mr R P Morgan Yes, and in the night, too, I understand (laughter).—Mr D C Davies said the first case of diphtheria was brought from Pennal to the rural district. He understood that since the Council had taken the matter in hand a cart had been borrowed at Machynlleth for the purpose of clearing the drains for two days. What guarantee had the Council that the village would be kept in a sanitary state ?—Mr A Tomlins believed the Local Govern- ment Board inspector would see to that when he came down.-In reply to Mr W Jones Hughes, the Clerk said the inspector would probablv invite the medical officer for the Council as well as the officer of the Machynlleth Rural Council to see him.—Mr D C Davies said if the matter was not attended to another outbreak might occur.-The Clerk said that what the Council had to do was to write to the Local Government Board pointing out the gravity of the case and to express a hope that a case of diphtheria would occur at their office in order that they might realise the importance of sending down an inspector (laughter, and hear, hear). — After some further discussion it was decided to make another application to the Local Government Board and to express disappointment at not having had a reply at an earlier date. INSPECTOR'S REPORT THE BANITARY STATE OF BRYNCRUG. Mr Edward Williams reported that the drains of the houses occupied by Messrs John Davies, Robt Roberts and Jacob Davies, Dysynni terrace, Bryn- crng, caused a nuisauce. A house in Gwyndy row, occupied by Mrs Catherine Jones, was also in the same state.—Mr R P Morgan said that these houses had drains connected with them, but there were many houses in Bryncrag which had no drains at all. Some time ago he (Mr Morgan) constructed a privy which the other houses were to copy. That had not been attended to yet.—Mr W Jones Hughes: Is not Bryncrug in a similar state to Pennal ? Mr J M James said it was only that it was situated in a more healthy vicinity.—Mr Morgan observed that the whole district should be inquired into, and proposed that the Medical Officer and Inspector should send in a special report on the village. Mr W J Hughes seconded.-The motion was carried.-The Inspector having reported on the premises occupied by Mr G Pearse, Aberdovey, it was decided to serve him with a notice as to the drain under the shop. He had during the month disinfected and fumigated the Aberdovey National School and the Pennal Board School.—The report was adopted.-The Towyn Inspector (Mr John Jones) reported on the house of Mr Howell Jones, Frankwell street, and the Council decided to call upon him to provide proper sanitary arrangements in connection with his house.—This report was also adopted. ABERDOVEY MATTERS. The Aberdovey Committee reported that they had considered the suggestion of the Medical Officer with reference to the proposed isolation hospital when it was resolved that, inasmuch as suitable premises for the purpose had not yet been found, the matter be adjourned. The consideration of the proposal to construct a small service tank below the old reservoir was deferred to the next meeting. The Surveyor was directed to make the necessary arrangements for laying the new water main to Balkan Hill as early as possible, and to obtain tenders for the labour in carrying out the work. It was resolved to procure a i\ inch meter for the purpose of recording the quantity of water supplied to vessels reqniring them. Plans of a house at Balkau Hill for the Rev W M Roberts appeared to be in conformity with the bye-laws.— The report was adopted. TOWYN MATTERS. The Towyn Committee recommended that plans of stables for Mr John Davies, wheelwright, Towyn, be approved. The suggestion of the Medical Officer with reference to an isolation hospital was favourably considered, but, as no cottage suitable for the purpose bad yec been recommended, it was resolved that the matter be delayed pending such recommendation. A letter from Mr Hall (Mr Cor- bett's agent) was read with leference to the requirements of the Council regarding Rhydyronen water supply, and it was resolved that the Clerk be instructed to write to Mr Hall informing him upon several matters respecting his letter. A letter was read from the Dysynni Gas Company with reference to the lamps required for additional lighting, and it was resolved that four lamps be ordered and that the Gas Company be requested to fix them without further delay.-The Surveyor reported that the requirements of the Council re- garding the Pall Mall slaughter house ha.d now been completed with slight exceptions, the work for which was also in hand, and it was resolved that a licence be now granted for the use of such premises as a slaughter house to Mr G D Williams. The plans of the proposed new Baptist Chapel appeared to conform with the by-laws.—As to Rhydyronen water supply, the Surveyor said that Mr Hall had seen it at its best. Now there was plenty of water and no stagnant pools, but in summer when the water was scarce it presented a very different spectacle.-In reply to a member, the Clerk said the purport of Mr Hall's letter was that he had visited the place, drank two glasses of the water, and would be grateful if the water in his district was equal to it.—The Clerk said the animals did not come to it now, nor were the geese to be found disporting in the pools at this time of the year.- Mr Maethlon James said the reason there were no geese there now was because it was so soon after Christmas (laughter). Mr Hall did not visit the place at the proper time.—It was decided that the clerk should write to Mr Hall pointing out these matters to him.—As the plans of the new Baptist Chapel were not received seven days before the Council meeting, it was resolved that they should be considered at the next meeting. STEAM ROLLER. It was decided to apply for the use of the Mont- gomery steam roller, which is now at Machynlleth, to roll the roads in the district. It was said that the County Surveyor for Merioneth had little hope of bringing the roller to this district for sometime; besides the bridges were unsafe. PURCHASING BWLCHGWYN FARM. The Aberdovey Committee recommended the purchasing of Bwlchgwyn Farm for £1,050 for the purposes of water supply. The Clerk said that this matter had been considered by the committee for some time. It was necessary for the Council to buy the land in order to prevent any possible pollution of the waterworks, to make which the Council had gone to considerable ex- pense. The land was to be sold, and it was advisable for the Council to secure it. The Aber- dovey Committee were unanimously in favour of acquiring the land at the price named. With the exception of one clause relating to the payment of fees of both sides by the Council he approved of the conveyance.—-Mr A Tomlins said that in many points of view it was most desirable that the Council should acquire this land.—Mr J M Howell said that the acreage of the farm was between 60 and 70 acres.—The Clerk said he was sure it was a good purchase for that sum.—Mr R P Morgan asked if the Aberdovey sub-district had power to borrow.—The Clerk said that in a matter of this kind they must count on the whole district and not upon a sub-committee. — Mr W Jones Hughes said that the purchasing of that farm would extend the borrowing powers of the Aber- dovey sub-district.—Mr D C Davies said they could let the farm and get the money from some local persons. He understood the rent was about 'T-Cn the proposition of Mr A Tomlins, seconded by Mr J M James, it was decided to purchase the rarm and to apply for a loan. POST OFFICE AT TOWYN. The Clerk stated, in reply to Mr R P Morgan, that nothing had been received from the Postmaster General in reply to the petition of the Council to remove the Post Office to a more central part of the town, other than a formal receipt. MISCELLANEOUS. A circular letter from Colonel Pryce-Jones, M.P., as to the equipment of Volunteers was not con- sidered.—An application from Mr J F Jones, High- street, for pavement in front of his new house in view of certain concessions was referred to the Towyn Committee.—It was decided to appoint a Governor of the County School at the next meeting.
ABERYSTWYTH. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—MONDAY. Present: Mr D Morgan (chairman), the Rev T A Penry, the Rev John Davies, Messrs H Hughes, B E Morgan, T E Salmon, Richard Edwards, Edwin Morris, Lewis Richards, Thomas Jenkins, W Morris, James Jones, E J Evans, David Lloyd, Richard Jones, Evan Richards, Daniel Morris, David Edwards, John Jones, Thomas James, Richard Davies, and T H Jones; with Mr Hugh Hughes (clerk), and Mr D Davies (assistant clerk). THE CHAIR. It was nearly 11-20 before a quorum of members was present, and it was found necessary to appoint a chairman, Mr B Ellis Morgan being voted to the chair pro. tem. BOARDING-OUT COMMITTEE. The ladies of the Boarding-out Committee re- ported that all the children were happy, in good health, and their conduct was good. CARMARTHEN ASYLUM. The authorities at Carmarthen Asylum reported the death at that place of Elizabeth Williams, pauper, on January 12th. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that there were 46 paupers in the House compared with 61 during the corres- ponding period of 1899. During the past fortnight 19 vagrants had been relieved as compared wifih 30 during the corresponding period of last year. Mrs E James, North Parade, sent a number of books for the use of the inmates.—On the motion of Mr R Edwards, seconded by Mr Salmon, a vote of thanks was passed to Mrs James. OUT-RELIEF. During the past two weeks the following amounts have been paid in out-reliefPer Mr T Vaughan, £46 7s to 157 recipients; per Mr J J Hughes, £ 40 2s 5d to 151 recipients; per Mr Joseph Morgan, zC49 18s to 155 recipients. A COUNTRY MAGISTRATE'S DILEMMA. Amongst the bills sent in were two for the hire of conveyances and doctor's certificates for the same lunatic. The Rev T A Penry explained that there was a woman residing at Bethel who was supposed to be insane. She was examined by a doctor and a certificate given. Mr Vaughan, relieving officer, procured a conveyance from Bethel to the nearest railway station and the magistrate residing there went along with him. Whilst there the relatives and neighbours clamoured and implored that the woman should be left to go home and given another trial. Under the circumstances the magistrate consented and the woman was allowed to return. But now the cost of the conveyance had to be paid for as well as the doctor's fee for certifying. About six weeks afterwards the woman became bad again and it was evident to all that she must be taken down. So the doctor had to go up and certify and a conveyance had to be obtained and so they would see that double the expense had been incurred in respect to this par- ticular case. There was no questien about the payment for the bills had been paid, but he thought the magistrate at this place ought to be able to make up his mind what to do before going to all this expense and not submit to the clamour of per- sons who did not understand the nature of the case and who were carried away by their feelings with- out knowledge or judgment.—Mr Salmon Was it the parents ?—Rev T A Penry No, relatives.—Mr Salmon Cannot we make them pay the costs in- curred ?—Rev T A Penry That is the point.—Mr W Morris Who was the magistrate ?— Rev T A Penry: Mr James, Ffynon Howell.—Mr B E Morgan did not think the magistrate was to blame. —Rev T A Penry There was the doctor's certifi- cate that the woman was insane.—Mr B E Morgan Probably the magistrate certified.—Rev T A Penry No, he was persuaded by the people not to do so.- Mr B E Morgan The relatives ought to pay the extra cost. But if they are poor it is rather rough upon them.—Mr Vaughan (relieving officer) said the people were poor and on the first day that they went the woman seemed to be better. It was on the application of the relatives that he went to take her away in the first case.—On the motion of Mr Edwards, it was agreed to pay the bills and the Board expressed the hope that the officers would be careful in dealing with these cases. THE INFLUENZA SCOURAGE. Mr Rd Edwards said that there was so much sickness in the district that he was afraid some of those on the books were suffering. lie did not think they were doing as much as they might. Could they not give the relieving officer some power to help)he sick poor to get some nourishment.—Mr Salmon presumed that the officers had that power in urgent cases. He would like to know if there were any cases of people suffering. If there were any it was the duty of Mr Edwards to inform the Board.—Mr Edwards: I don't know of any case which I can put my hand on; it is only my im- pression. The Rev T A Penry But that is the regular thing; it is a.Howed.—Tho Chairman also staged that this was the course usually adopted and the Clerk added that in fact the overseers could give the order in cases of urgency.—Mr Vaughan said that there were only three paupers in his district ill with influenza, and they had had their relief increased during the past month. WHAT A MAN CAN LIVE ON. An old man, too ill to appear personally before the Board, applied through the Aberystwyth re. lieving officer for out-relief. Some years ago he had been injured and had never made a proper recovery.—Mr E J Evans understood that the man was m receipt of 3a lOd per week as a pension — Hie Rev T A Penry: But you are not going to penalise a man for that.—Mr Salmon: That's not the way to encourage friendly societies. This old man broke his leg and it has never been set pro- per y.—Mr Hugh Hughes Mr Bircham distinctly said on his last visit that the Guardians should not let such a fact weigh against an applicant. We ought to encourage those who help themselves— Mr James Jones thought if the man was getting 3s 10d per week it was enough for him to live on (cries of Oh "). Mr Salmon: Better send them up to TyI!wyn.—Mr Hughes You can't call that living; it is mere existence.-The case was de- ferred until the next meeting. A BIT OF A BEEBZE. Mr R Edwards brought forward a matter which cropped up at the close of the last meeting of the Board, when Mr Penry in answer to a question by Mr E J Evans respecting certain remarks made by Mr Penry at a meeting previous to that said that he was willing to make an explanation to the Chair- man or the Clerk, and he now desired to know if Mr Penry had forwarded that explanation so that the Board should be satisfied.—[The remark re- ferred to was one in which Mr Penry said that letters had been written interfering with the officials at the House.]—Rev T A Penry: I do not know what right Mr Edwards has to call attention to the matter. There was no reporter here. I do not see what right he has to call upon me to do anything. I made an offer and it was not accepted a t the time. I am not going to renew it —Mr E J Evans Who had the right ? Of course you said that it was not one, so I thought that I had no right to accept any offer made by you. I was given to understand outside the Board that it was Mr Edwards who was the guilty party, and I told him so. I can name the gentleman who told me; in fact he is here present to-day. I think a person in Mr Penry s position should not be allowed to make such statements without proving them or with. drawing them. I say it was Mr Edwards that Mr Penry pointed out. -Rev T A Penry: I am willing to stand to everything I said at the Board meeting. You should not listen to tittle-tattle outside—Mr E J Evans It was suggested that a member of the Board was working with the paupers and telling them not to do what the Master told them. I say that Mr Penry ought to withdraw or to prove that Mr Edwards had been guilty of undue in- flnence of cruelty towards the men inside The Rev T A Penry Mr Evans is drawing upon his imagination. Did I mention any member ? — Mr Evans Yes, you said a member.—The Rev T A Penry: I did not. I said there were persons who were doing such and such a thing. All I stand by is simply this—the ground upon which they base their claim. What right have these gentlemen upon the basis of what I said to demand anything of me ?—Mr Edwards: I have been accused outside by certain members that I am the person who wrote letters to Mr Penry, and it is only right for me to have it cleared. The Rev T A Penry I never said anything of the kind Mr Edwards: I am asking upon that ground whether I am guilty.-The Rev T A Penry When did I say that there were letters written to me ?- Mr E J Evans asked Mr James Jones what he had got to say.—Mr Jones Nothing !—Mr Evans Did you not tell, me on the sheet that Mr Edwards was the person P-Mr Jones No; I never told you.- Mr Evans rose and left his chair in disgust, and the members joined in a hearty laugh.—The incident then closed.
CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. SECOND CLASS TICKETS are now issued be o ween Cambrian Stations and stations on the London and North Western and Great Western and other Companies' Lines. These Fares are based on a very small addition to the Third Class fares. GREATLY EXTENDED ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ISSUE OF WEEK END TICKETS (Friday or Saturday to Monday or Tuesday), TO CAMBRIAN COAST STATIONS AND WELLS FROM STATIONS IN ENGLAND, Are now being put into operation. They include Bookings from Bath, Bristol, Cam. bridge, Darlington, Durham, Gloucebter, Lincoln Cheltenham, Harrogate, Middlesborough, New- castle-on-Tyne, N othmgham, Norwich, Scarborough Sunderland, Tynemeuth, Worcester, &c.. PIC-NIC & PLEASURE PARTIES' Tickets, at reduced fares, are issued (with certain limitations) at all Cambrian Stations to Parties I not less than Six First-class or Ten Third-class passengers desirous of making Pleasure Excursions to places on or adjacent to this railway. Single fares for double journey will be charged for parties of 30 First-class or 50 Third-class pas. senders. To obtain these tickets application must be made to Mr. W. H. Gough, Superintendent of the Line Oswestry; or at any of the Stations not less than three days before the date of the Excursion. Further information regarding Excursion Trains and Tourist Arrangements on the Cambrian Rail. ways can be obtained on application to Mr. W. B, Gough, Superintendent of the Line, Oswestry C. S. DENNISS, Oswestry, Oct., 18.99. General Mauaaer