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CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. The new council met at the Guildhall, Carmar- then, on Wednesday. The members present were-Mr W. O. Brigstocke, chairman Viscount Emlyn, Sir James Hilis-Johnes, Capt. W. Powell Jeffreys, Cynghordy Rev T. Evans, Cilycwm Rev W. Thomas, Whitland; Rev W. E. Evans, Llannon; Rev T. Johns, Llanelly; Rev P. Phillips, Llanelly; Dr Howell Rees, Quarter Bach; Messrs T. Jenkins, John Thomas, W. R. Edwards, D. H. Thomas, ana D. E. Jones, Carmarthen Ernest Trubshaw, Isaiah Beaven, John Browne, Joseph Meybery, D. C Parry, Thomas Phillips, David John, Owen Bonville, and Dr J. A, .Jones, Llanelly; H. J. Thomas, Llanegwad D. Evans. Llangennech C. E. Morris, Llangunnor T. Morris, Co-iinb; George Jones, Ystrad D. Richards, Ammanford J. Lloyd Thomas, Tanlan W. S. Marsh, Penybedd Daniel Evans, Rhydycymnierau J. Ll. Thomas. Llanedy; Henry Herbert, Llandebie; W. N. Jones, Bettws; John Williams. St. Clears L. Beavan, Llangadock T. Thomas, Llangeler; EvanJone^, Conwil; D. Stephens, Kidwelly H. J. Davies, Llanarthney John James, Llandovery; J. Joseph, Llangennech John Llewellyn, L'anboidy J. W. Gwynne Hughes, Treib; William Jones, Llandilo John Lloyd, Aber .wili J. D. Morse, Laugharne D. H. James, Llanybyther Evan Harries, Llanfihangel-ar-arth John Thomas, Llangennech W. Harries, Llangendeirne; J. Phillips, Trelech and Edward Davies, Cenarth. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. Mr W. 0. Brigstocke briefly proposed that the late vice-chairman, Mr Gwilym Evans, be chairman for the ensuing year.—Viscount Emlyn said he was in hopes of hearing Mr Brigstocke expressing his views as to the retention of the chairmanship. For himself he would be most happy to see Mr Brigstocke in the chair for another year, but from his motion he gathered he did not wish to continue in the office, That being so, his lordship would be glad to be allowed to second Mr Gwilym Evans's appoirtment (hear, hear), He had sat with, and done a deal of work with Mr Evans, and he believed him to be a man of great business abilities. Others who acted with him felt the same, though he was not authorised to speak for them. If Mr Evans was elected as chairman, his lordship would be only too happy to give him what help and support he could, first, to carry out the work in a businesslike way, and secondly in an impartial way, which his lordship was sure, was what Mr Evans himself would wish (hear, hear).—- The motionwas unanimously carried.—Mr Gwilym Evans, takingthe chair, said hedeeplyfeltthegreatbonour con- ferred upon him by being appointed to the chair of one of the most important bodies in the county. He only hoped he would be able to follow in the footsteps of the late chairman, and do his work impartially, and to the best of his ability. As one of the majority on that council it did him good to hear such kind words from Lord Emlyn (hear, hear). He would endeavour to do the work, not for a part of the council, but for the whole of the council and the county. He then referred to his defeat at the county council election, and said his first feelings were that possibly his ser- vices were not appreciated. But when he received so many letters from all parts of the county sympathising with him, and remembered the chances of war some- times went against a man, he took it for granted that it was not the feeling of the county as a whole, but of a particular division (hear, hear). During the three last years he had every kind of training possible from Mr Brigstocke, and he would try to learn one thing from him, that was to be courteous to everybody (hear, hear). ELECTION OF ALDERMEN. The Council then proceeded to appoint nine aldermen for the ensuing six years. Voting papers were handed round and the result was as follows:—J. Lewis, Meiros Hall, 42; J. Bagnall Evans, 42; Gwilym Evans, 41 D. L. Jones, Derlwyn, 38; R. W. Stephens, Coedybrain, 37; Robert Scourfield, Llanstephan, 36; J. S. Tregoning, Iscoed, 32; David Evans. Llangennech, 27; Henry Wilkins, Llanelly, 20; Col Gwynne Hughes, Glancothy, 16; Price- Rice, l.lwvnybrain, 3 Nevill, Llanelly, 3; Rev T. Thomas, 2 Thomas Gravell, 2; Col. H. Davies- Evans, Rev R. Gwynne Lawrence, J. Maybery, E. Trubshaw, W. J. Wilson, and H. Cadle, one each.- The first nine were declared duly elected.—Mr Isaiah Beavan Are the voting papers kept in the possession of the clerk for reference on any future occasion.— Clerk Yes, you can peruse them at any time. THE NEW VICE-CHAIRMAN. Viscount Emlyn, addressing the chair, said the council wished to give him a colleague, a vice-chair- man, who would work in harmony and at the same time strengthen the hands of the council. The gentleman he was going to propose was capable of carrying on the work in his absence, and he believed he would be acceptable to the chairman. He did not know whether the chairman had been approached on the matter, but his lordship would be greatly guided by an expression of opinion falling from him. There was a gentleman who certainly belonged to the majority on that council and very likely the majority thought of having a gentleman of their own way of thinking—who would make a good vice-chair- man. He did not know how far he would be accept- able to the chairman or to the council, at any rate he put forward his name, namely, Mr J. Bagnall Evans. His I rdship then formally proposed that Mr J. Bagnall Evans be appointed vice-chairman for the ensuing year.—Sir James Hills-Johnes seconded, and said that Mr Bagnall Kvans, by the work he had done during the last three years, had proved himself to be a man who had an extensive knowledge of business matters, and who would be a most able assistant to their chairman.-The Chairman, in reply to Viscount Emlyn's remarks, said he certainly had no feeling in the matter at all. He did not like to take the responsibility beyond saying that he considered Mr Bagnall Evans a gentleman whom he could work very harmoniously with.—Prof. D. E Jones said he was very sorry to be compelled to move an amendment to Lord Emivn's motion. He had great respcet for Mr Bagnall Evans. but he had not taken the interest he ought to have done in county business during the last three years He only attended, if he remembered rightly, 12 to 15 times altogether. It was important that the vice-chairman should be always present and take great interest in the business of the Council. He would be glad to have Mr Bagnall Evans as vice- chairman if he attended and gave the time and trouble to the work which other members had given during the last three years, but they must be guided by their experience of the past. He saw his friend, Mr C. E. Morris present, who had attended every meeting of the council and the committee's he was on, and he had much pleasure in proposing him as vice-chairman.—Mr H. J.Thomas seconded. On show of hands the Chairman declared Mr Morris elected. Viscount Emlyn asked that the names be recorded. This was done, when 35 voted for Mr C. E. Morris and nine for Mr Bagnall Evans. STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE. I The following fifteen gentlemen were appointed to act as the council's representatives on the standing ioint committee :-Rev W Thomas, Whitland Rev T Evan", Henllys Messrs Gwilym Evans, J A Jones, H J Thomas, J Ll. Thomas' Tanlan C E Morris, Daniel Stephens, J Philipps, Caerlleon W N Jones, Joseph Joseph, Isaiah Beavan, D Richards, Amman- ford E Davies, Cenarth and Joseph Mayberry. OTHER COMMITTEES. a niinn bv Mr T Jenkins that the finance com- .rmm'st of the whole council was lost, it being "eSved that it should consist (f 19 numbers only. TWhertheaTnBntitution of the general purposes and contagious diseases (animal) comnn ee was o e tapis, Mr D H Thomas, Derllys, asked what was the duties of the committee, were there a outbreak of con- I tagious disease in animals. -The Clerk said he could draw up regulations preventing the import iti n of cattle, sheep or pigs, into the county for 28 days. He had endeavoured to get the bye laws of similar ccni- mittees in Glamorganshire and Breconshire, but they had replied that they had no bye-laws drawn out, as they considered that the Act was explicit enough as to the duties. A long discussion ensued, in which Sir James iills-Johnes, Mr David Evans, the Chairman, Mr Marsh, and others took part. It was pointed out that in case of sheep scab, the proper persons, accord- ing to present arrangements, to whom it was to be re- ported were the policemen. Mr Marsh objected to this arrangement, as he said, constables were not cogni- sant with symptoms of the disease. His sheep had been passed as alright, and he conld prove that some were full of scab.—Twenty-one gentlemen were ap- pointed on the committee. The Clerk said he had written to the Chief Constable asking him to instruct his officers to keep strict watch, and if an outbreak of foot and mouth disease was to occur, that he should report to him as clerk of the Council, and insert a notice in the newspapers, forbidding the removal of cattle for 28 days. The veterinary inspector had also been instructed to attend fairs and markets. It was decided that the main roads, bridges and public buildings oommittee should consist of the whole Council. THE ASTLUK VISITORS. The next business was to elect six gentlemen to act on the committee of visitors of the Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum.—Mr H J Jones proposed the follow- ing names Viscount Emlyn. Dr J A Jones, Dr Howell Rees, Rev T Evans, Mr T Jenkins (mayor of Carmarthen), and Mr John Lewis, Meiros Hall.- Each name was called successively, and put to a vote. When the name of Mr Jenkins came on, Dr J A Jones proposed an amendment, that Mr W R Edwards, who had been a very faithful member of the committee, should be re-elected.-Mr Jenkins said he was willing to withdraw in favour of Mr Edwards, but the mover of the resolution would not withdraw his name, and and a vote was taken, when 23 voted for Mr Jenkins, and 7 for Mr W R Edwards. The above mentioned six were then appointed. DEPUTY CORONER FOR WEST CARMARTHENSHIRE. Mr Jonah Davies, Solicitor, Carmarthen, wrote to say. he had been appointed deputy coroner by Mr T Walters, and had been duly approved by the Lord Chancellor. DRYSLWYN BRIDGE. Mr Codrington, Local Government Board Inspector, wrote to say he would not accept the work, the Council wished him to take respecting the proposed Dryslwyn bridge. He had plans of a bridge, which he drew some years ago, and he was willing that the work be carried out according to them by a man he knew something about, but he would not entrust them to a stranger, whose abilities he was unaware of —The Clerk was directed to write again to Mr Codrington explaining more explicity what the Council wished him to do, as it seemed that some misunderstanding must exist as to the first letter sent him. INSPECTORS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. The Clerk read a letter from the Board of Trade stating that three of the constables, who had gone to Bristol for the weights and measures inspectorship's examination, had passed, viz., P.C's W H Jones, John Jones and T V Rees.—Mr H J Thomas protested against the Council paying the constables' expenses to Bristol, as, if there was a vacancy in some other force, they might go and leave this county in the lurch again. A discussion arose as to the place of mee'.ing, and it was decided by a large majority that the next meeting be held in Carmarthen.—The Council then rose.











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