TOWYN AND ABERDOVEY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of this Council was held at the Literary Institute on Friday, Mr John Roberts presiding. There were also present, Messrs W. Jones Hughes, vice-chairman, Arthur Tomlins, Jno. Rees, Capt Henry Brans, Enoch Lewis, D. Edwards E. L. Rowlands, W. Rowlands, Dr Lloyd (medical officer), R. Barnett (clerk), R. P. Morgan (sur- veyor), and Edward Williams (inspector). RATE ARREARS. The Clerk said there were a good many arrears of rates on the books.—Mr Jones Hughes proposed and Mr Rowlands seconded that unless all the rates are paid by the end of December, they were to take steps in the matter. TOWYN COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported that the committee met near Allybrya, and inspected the course of the surface water from there to Slate yard, and that he was instructed to make the enquiries and re- port to next committee.—It was resolved that the Surveyor be autharised to have the flushing of sewers, and supervising and examining water supply fittings in the town of Towyn carried out in such a manner that he may have proper control and power to check the work at any time of the day.—Mr W. Rowlands and the Surveyor submitted a list of the finger posts that are necessary in and about the town.—It was resolved that those persons that have defective gullies and gratings be asked to have them put in proper order. The most important places about the town req aired new fire hydrants. The matter of promenade asphalting bad been several times dealt with bet no steps have keen taken to put it right, and it was resolved that the Clerk write forthwith to Mr Hall to inform him tnat the Council cannot be held responsible for any damage that may be done to it by storms, &c., and also to obtain from him some information as to how the matter stands between Mr Curbett and the Val De Travers Co. The two culverts near Rhosdon be renewed as far as it is necessary before the steam rolling of the road is commenced. Portions of the Gwalia road which had not been covered with stone were becoming impassable.—It was resolved to obtain 30 loads of stone to improve the worst portiens and make it passable for the scavenging cart.—Plans were sub. mitted of a new house to be built for Mr Axe. They were in order except that it would be advisable to have an additional inspection chamber. It was resolved that they be approved of with this recom- mendation.—The report was adopted. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor stated that the Committee having dealt exhaustively with all the work there was noth- ing further to report upon, except those things in which be had obtained the Committee's consent and approval. He hoped to be able to re-arrange the duties of the workmen of this ward in such a way as to get more efficiency, if not a reduction in the working expense. The sewers having been thoroughly cleansed, there was no reason why they should not be kept so, now that there was an ample supply of water for flushing. The man in charge of this work should be a thoroughly trustworthy and careful person, taking pride in keeping the Bewers clean and in order, and willing and anxious to carry out the work in a thorough manner. Ten- ders for bose-pipes were received, and the lowest (Mr. Norton Hamer) was acoepted.—Mr. Jones Hughes asked about the house-to-house inspection. -The Clerk said that was left to the Medical Officer.-the report was accepted. ABERDOVEY COMMITTEE'S REPORT. At the meeting of this Committee it was resolved that the Surveyor ascertain from Mr P. H. Hughes on what conditions Mr. W. Jones's drain was made originally, and that Messrs. Hughes and Rowlands, together with the Surveyor, make further investi- gation into the matter. The Committee reported that the Committee had visited Church-street, Aberdovey, where it is thought that surface-water leakes into Mr. R. Davies's cellar, and it was re- solved that the owner be written to informing him that the Committee recommends concreting along the wall, and that he should contribute half the cost, the'total being about 30s.—A letter was con- sidered from Mr. Wright Plas Ucha, asking for more lights on Hopeland View-road.—The Sur. veyor was directed to make enquiries as to the new mode of lighting at Llanelli and Conway, and that Mr. Wright. be informed that the matter is under consideration.—A batch of letters, strongly worded, were read from a number of people protesting against the erection of black telephone poles, there- by obstrnoting the view from their houses. The Committee recommended that the Council ask the post-office authorities to carry out their agreement to provide ornamental iron poles forthwith.- Mr Jones Hughes proposed that the Council with- draw its consent to erect the poles unless oramental ones were used.—Mr W. Rowlands said Aberdovey were right in defending themselves. The motion was agreed to.—Mr D. C. Davies owner of Bryn- eitbyn and Mr Dalies, Tafolgraig wrote objecting to the last Council's resolution to put a footbridge over Nantbach.—Reeo'.ved that the committee adhere to its resoltition.-It was also resolved that the clerk write Mr Denni-s as to the matter of the drain near the wharf and Nantusyn, which has been hanging on for some time. The road has been left open so that they could examine the drain and that failing a reply being sent that all would be closed up next Tuesday and a bill sent to the Com- pany for what had bten done.—The Coint itee recommend next Council to instruct the Surveyor to obtain tenders for steam rolling, and in order to save time that the Sub-Committee (who have been deputed to do this work) be empowered to accept the lowest tender. The rolling in this ward to be com- menced beginning of Feb. Tiie (ommittee do not object to the depositing of mateiial not being nuis- ance near the old life boat-house on the land leased by them, in such a way as to strengthen the side main road and sea wall which is nuw in a danger. ous covdition. The members and surveyor present subscribed a sum of 30s. for some of the Council's workmen who had executed some very difficult work in a creditable manner and thus saved the Council considerable expense. The Surveyor reported that he had examined the remainder of the sewers and found them in perfect order and remarkably clean. This is a source ef much satis- faction, especially when it is considered the excp- tionally small amount spent on their maintenance. It also proves that although large sized flushing tanks are costly to make in the first instance, as was the oase with the Aberdovey tanks, that in the long run they are much the cheapest. They were all working satisfactory.—The report was con- firmed.-The Inspectors reported that one bedroom aid the parlour in the house of Mrs Thurston, owner, and Miss Perkins, tenant, was damp and Mouldy, and the accom modation was not satisfactory. It was resolved to send notice to the owner and tenant. On the 28th November the inspector heard that soil was being carted to their district from the Pennal Churchyard. He reported the matter to the medical officer and visited the place with him, and having found that a quantity of it had been deposited on Esgairweddan field about 200 yards from the main road, Dr Lloyd gave instructions to immediately stop carting and that the soil already on the field should be well mixed with carbolic acid. Capt. Evans proposed that the Council compli- ment the inspector and medical officer on their prompt action.-This was carried unanimously. RURAL WARD. The Rural Ward Committee reported that the continuous wet weather is having its effect on the county roads, especially where the roads are lower than the fields on each side. The Dyffryn road was quite impassable and in a shocking condition. There will be heavy expenditure necessary in the future to keep it passable, and it should have nothing but the hardest Macadam to form a foundation. At present it has none at all. The Pandy roads are being repaired, but he had not been able to have the channels cleared, as they have been full of water for a month. He had bad the dangerous places near Dolaugwyn Bridge fenced, and it is now as safe as he could make it. Mr Yates, manager of the Talyllyn Railway, had, at his request, put in a siding near Towyn, which will enable him to have Tonfanan Macadam delivered in a central place for carting on to Aber Road at a reasonable price. He had not made a start on the widening of the main road near Tany- cred. A letter from Mr Davies, Tafalgraig, and also a bill for Is. for stones for road was left on the table. It was resolved that they adhere to last Council's resolution on the footbridge over Nantbach. Also that stones be put on the Aber Road at once. That the Surveyor make the best arrangements he can with Mr Owens, Tanycoed, as to carting. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Medical Officer reported that the health of the district was satisfactory, and no cases of infectious disease had been notified. He was pleased to be able to report that the measures which were taken on the appearance of the infectious cases reported to them last month, were effectual in preventing the spread of the disease. He said that he was very glad to understand that the matter of providing a disinfectant and dis- infecting apparatus was to engage the attention of the Council that day. He hoped it would be adopted, as it would place in the hands of the officers a valuable equipment in dealing with out- breaks of infectious diseases, and at the same time would effect a great saving, as it would do away with the necessity of burning infected clothing. He had examined two pigstyes at the top ef Copper Hill Street. These drained into "a shallow cess. pool close to the styes, and on the date of his examination they were in a state likely to prove injurious to the health of the neighbourhood. There was abundant evidence that the contents of the-cesspool were thrown over the part of the field adjoining the styes, and the conditions of it was very insanitary. During the past month he had examined all the workshops within the provisions of the Factory Act, 1901, and a complete report would be presented to the Council early in the New Year. In cases where it was necessary lime washing or cleansing notices had been sent to the occupiers. A second house-to-heuse inspection report was attached. HOSPITAL COMMITTEE. The Medical Officer reported that the question referred to the Committee from the last Council was fully discussed, and it was decided to try and obtain another cottage for the purpose before definitely deciding to recommend the Council to buy land for a hospital. Messrs Jones-Hughes and Enoch Lewis were appointed to discuss the matter with the agent of a cottage thought to be suitable. This Committee decided to urge upon the Council the desirability of providing a mortuary for the district. Mr E. L. Rowlands proposed that they take the Gas House building for the purpose of a mortuary, and before doing so to state they were prepared to hand it back in the same state as it was now. Mr Daniel Edwards suggested that the building should be taken for the purposes of the whole distrist.- Mr John Rees proposed that it should be left to the Towyn and Aberdovey Committees.—Mr E. L. Rowlands observed that several persons were pre- pared to give rent for storing articles there.—It was decided that the building should be taken for the use of the whole district. TENDERS FOR HOUSE REFUSE. There was only one application, Mr Owen Owens. The matter was referred to the Committee. FINANCIAL REPORT. Mr Daniel Edwards, presenting the Technical Committee's report, said the balance in Treasurer's hand last month was R691 Os 7d, and the amount received to the end of the month was X35 4s 6d, making a balance of C726 5s Id. The amount of cheques passed for payment that day was X400 5s Id, leaving a balance of £ 326. CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was read by the Clerk from the General Post Office, stating the Postmaster General regret- ted that he was unable to meet the Council's wishes to include Towyn in the same telephone area as Aberystwyth and Newtown. The present area, including Barmouth, Dolgelley, Aberdovey, and Machynlleth, was of more than the average size, and the amalgamation of that area with the Aberystwyth and Newtown area would involve the creation of an area larger than any in the Kingdom, and would shut out all hope that the Mid-Wales service might eventually become remunerative.
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THE LEAGUE. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS. Sheff, United 15 10 2 3 33 21 23 Manchester C. 15 10 3 2 30 19 22 Sheffield Wed. 15 8 2 5 19 11 21 Everton 16 8 5 3 31 20 19 Aston Villa, 16 8 5 3 31 24 19 Sunderland. 15 8 5 2 30 24 18 Newcastle U. 15 8 6 1 23 23 17 Wol'hampton. 14 8 5 1 20 25 17 Notts Forest.. 15 6 5 4 30 23 16 Stoke 15 6 8 1 33 26 13 Blackburn R. 15 5 7 3 20 22 13 Middlesbro'gh 13 5 6 2 26 21 12 Bury 15 2 6 7 22 28 11 Notts County 15 5 9 1 17 33 11 West Br'm'ich 15 3 8 4 14 26 10 Liverpool 15 4 10 1 23 33 9 Small Heath.. 16 3 10 3 16 32 9 Derby County 14 3 9 2 25 32 8 THE COMBINATION. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS. Chester 12 8 3 1 37 16 17 Broughton 11 6 2 4 26 13 16 Birkenhead. 9 7 1 1 19 10 16 Oswestry. 10 8 2 0 25 15 16 Wrexham 11 6 4 1 26 18 13 Bangor 9 4 4 1 25 24 9 Witton 11 2 5 4 18 26 8 Nantwich 6 3 2 1 16 11 7 Rhyl 9 3 5 1 15 20 7 Tranmere 7 2 4 1 14 21 5 Chirk 10 1 6 3 20 37 5 Middlewich. 10 1 6 3 13 26 5 Winsford 12 2 9 1 15 32 5 —
FRIENDLY MATCHES. BISHOP'S CASTLE V. CHIRBURy.-On Saturday last Chirbury paid a visit to Bishop's Castle, and were at least as regards weather, most unlucky, as during the whole of the game rain never ceased and the ground was at either end literally a quagmire. In the first half the visiting team kept the opposing backs busy and at one time looked as though they had got an easy thing on, but but as the game wore on want of condition and practice manifested itself and before the close of play the better practise of the Castleites was asserted. Cbirbury were somewhat unlucky throughout, several times in the first half only just missing to score, and. had the home custodian been less alert the result might have been otherwise. Bishop's Castle too, put in some good shots in the second half which were well stopped, until within ten minutes of time it looked as though neither side would find the coveted nets, at length, subsequent to some give and take play in front of the visitors' goal the ball rolled between the posts and was promptly saved, or rather thought to be saved, but the Referee ruled otherwise. Shortly after this the Chirbury forwards got well together and after some better passing than they bad previously shown managed to equalise and as it was now nearing time it looked as though honours would remain easy. Bishop's Castle however pressed hard right up till the end and were rewarded for their pains, one of their forwards putting in an easy shot along the ground, straight at the Chirbury goalkeeper, who slipped in the mud and let it through, the whistle shortly afterwards concluded the game. Several Chirbury players assert that the first Bishop's Castle goal did not cross the line. The homesters claimed a goal and the referee who was a considerable distance away, allowed it.
THE WELSH CUP. [THIRD ROUND.] WELSHPOOL V. C EIRK. The above teams met on the ground of the former on Saturday, to decide who were to enter the fourth round of the Welsh Senior Cup. There was a good number of spectators present. Mr R. T, Gough, was referee, and drew the teams together as follows:— WELSHPOOL. Goal, Davies backs, Morris and Withers; halves, C. Tkomas, Tucker, and Wt Davies; forwards, T. Davies, Blair, Watkins, J. Jones, and J. Evans. CHIRK. Goal, W. O. Jones; backs, Lookley and Negus; halves, J. Evaus, H. L. Jones, and H. Edwards forwards, E. Roberts, W, Roberts, E. Meredith, E. Williams, and H. Roberts. Watkins started for Welshpool and made tracks for the visiting goal, but Negus relieved, and E. Meredith securing, was going nicely when he was robbed by Tucker, and play went to the visit- ing quarters again, but a foul against Welshpool relieved the visitors, and Morris at the other end had to concede a corner, which however was nicely cleared by W. Davies. The home left put in some nice work which enabled them to get well down, and J. Evans had a hard try, his shot just skimming the upright. Chirk next attacked, and looked as if they meant scoring, but E. Roberts placed behind when in a good position. Chirk kept up the pressure for a short time but offside against W. Roberts relieved the homesters. Watkins and Blair next made away, but the latter was robbed by Edwards, who gave to Meredith, but the visiting forwards could not oome within shoot- ing range, for Tucker and W. Davies kept them well at bay. However the visiting left wing made a break-away, and were awarded a corner a minute later. This was well placed, and the ball was bobbing about the goal, and E. Meredith shot, but Davies fisted out, and H. Roberts securing the rebound, banged in a swift shot which completely beat Davies. Chirk came along again, but Withers relieved with a strong kick, and H. L. Jones secured and gave to the left wing pair, but C. Thomas robbed Williams, and sent play to the visitors' quarters, and Blair had hard lines with a very good attempt with a header." Just a little later C. Thomas for Welshpool got winded. Play resuming, Evans put in a good centre but Lockley cleared, and gave to W. Roberts, and Tucker in trying to rob him, accideutly kicked him below the knee rather nastily, and Chirk had to play with only ten men. J. Jones had a nice pass from Watkins, but missed what seemed a sure goal. Watkins a minute later placed a trifle high. Welshpool kept up the pres. sure, and T. Davies was seen going away nicely but when about to centre slipped, and H. Edwardg had no difficulty in clearing. A free-kick for Chirk came as a great relief, but shortly Blair and Davies were again going well, the latter centreing in good style. Watkins secured and gave to Evans, but his final attempt went wide. W. O. Jones soon after saved from J. Jones. A combined effort of the visiting forwards brought them well down, and Meredith gave to Roberts who scored with a good shot, but was finally ruled off-side. Play was of an even nature until half-time, both goals being visited, and Welshpool forced a fruit- less corner. Half-time, Chirk 1, Welshpool 0. The resumption was made without any waste of time, for darkness was greatly feared. Welsbpool soon put Chirk to defend, and W. O. Jones was called upon to save from Wat- kins, and from T. Davies a minute later. The home halves were doing their forwards yeoman service, and kept play well in the Chirk forwards for a con- siderable time, W. Davies and Tucker being especially prominent, but try as they would, they seemed powerless againstW. O.Jones, Lockley, and Negus. Welshpool, however, forced a corner, but J. Erans, for Chirk, relieved, and the forwards having an almost clear arena, made tracks for the home goal, and Meredith put Chirk still farther ahead. Davies, in goeal for Welshpool, perhaps, it is only fair to state, suffered greatly from an injured knee, and wag, indeed, verv lame. Welshpool were attacking again, but Tucker placed behind. Wat- kins a little later missed a good chance of opening the score for Welshpool. H, Roberts at the other end put in a good centre, but W. Roberts headed behind. Chirk got away asjain, and Williams receiving a splendid pass by E. Meredith, bad no difficulty in beating Davies for the third time. Welshpool again had a try, Blair and Watkins try- ing hard to break through the visitors' defence, but they were impregnable. Negus shortly afterwards handled in the peualty area, thus the hopes of Welshpool dawned, and Watkins, though he kicked the ball again the custodian, made no mistake from the rebound, and put the first and only figure on the Welshpool score-sheet. Welshpool had the best of play from now until time," T. Davies mis- sing some good chances on the right, and Blair tried to put through with his head from a good shot by Tucker. No further score was added, so Welsh- pool had to retire a defeated team by 3 goals to 1.
THE WELSH AMATEUR CUP. DRAW FOR THE THIRD ROUND. The draw for the third round of the Welsh Amateur Cup took. place at Wrexham on Wednes- day night, and resulted as follows Portmadoc v Colwyn Bay, Mold Wanderers or Flint v Flint U. A. C., Gwersyllt v Hope Village, Wrexham Victoria v Ecclusham, Rhos Rangers v Druids Reserve, Bala Press v Corwen, Whitchurch v Oswestry Reserve, Newtown North End v Royal Welsh Warehouse. Ties to be played on December 19th. 0.
NEWTOWN COUNTY COURT. SEQUEL TO A BREACH OF PROMISE CASE. At the Newtown County Court on Wednesday, before Judge Wm. Evans, an application was made by Thomas Evan Kinsey, of Maesmawr, Caersws, for hig discharge in bankruptcy. Mr F. Cariss, assistant official receiver, in his report stated that the receiving order was made on the 26th August, 1901, on the debtor's own petition. According to the bankrupt's statement of affiairs, the only liability to rank for dividend was estimated at zC557 12s 6d, and a proof was admitted for that amount. The assets consisted solely of the deposit paid on filing the petition, R5. No dividend bad been or could be paid, and the assets were insuffi- cient to the extent of 10s lOd for the expenses of and incidentally to the bankruptcy. The bankrupt was a bachelor, 31 years of age, the eldest son of Mr Evan Kinsey, J.P., a landed proprietor, of Maesmawr, Caersws, and in the petition presented to the Court was described as a farm bailiff, the fact being that he resided at Maesmawr with his father, whom he assisted in the management of the estate. The petition presented by the debtor and the subsequent bankruptcy proceedings ending in the present application for discharge were the result of a judgment for X400 and costs obtained against him in the High Court in the early part of 19)1 in an action by Miss Eleanor Davies for breach of promise of marriage. The judgment debt and plaintiff's taxed costs made up the total claim of zC557 12s 6d. The debtor stated that he had not and never had any assets, nor any fixed wages or allowance, and it appeared that he defended the action with the approval and at the expense (so far as his own costs were concerned) of his father, who also became responsible for the fees and expenses subsequently iucuvred on filing the debtor's petition. At the date of the public examination the debtor was still residing with his father at Maesmawr, assisting in the management of the estate. He held a game licence, and his mode of life might be descl ibed as that of & country gentleman rather than a farm bailiff- Having regard to section 8, sub-section 3, of the Bankruptcy Act, 1890, the Official Receiver sub- mitted that the bankrupt's assets were not of a. value of 10s. in the pound on the amount of his unsecured liabilities. Mr T. M. Taylor said that the debtor's solicitor, Mr Daniel Evans, Brecon, had been stranded at Ruabon, and in his absence he applied to have the application adjourned to the next Court. The Judge: Is it worth while? I shall be guided by the Official Receiver's report rather than by anyone else. Have yen any proposal to suggest ? Mr Taylor: No. Mr E. Powell (who appeared for Miss Davies) remarked that his client had already been put to plenty of costs. The debtor belonged to an old county family, well-to-do. Surely it was a case where some offer should be made. After consultation with the bankrupt, Mr Taylor said be agreed to pay the costs of adjournment and also the balance of costs due in the bankruptcy and the hearing of the application was adjourned to the next Court.
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