CARIARTHEN TOWN COUNCIL. A quarterly meeting of the council was held at the Council Chamber on Tuesday, when the members present were Messrs T. Jenkins, mayor (presiding); T. Davies, (ex-mayor); W. R. s L, Edwards, C. Jones, Ilowell Howells, James Davies, E. A. Rogers, Henry Cadle, D. Parcell Rees, Talbot Norton, D. Griffiths, W. Vaughan George, Walter Lloyd, D. T. Lloyd, and Evan Jones. Mr W. L. Hughes, medical officer of health; Supt. Smith, Mr John Morgan, borough surveyor; Mr A. LI. Davies, collector; and Mr J. Williams, inspector of nuisances, were also present. THE COUNCIL CHAMBER IS UNSUITABLE. Before proceeding with the business on the agenda, the mayor said he should like to have the council's opinion as to tho advisability of getting a 1.¿. J.1 uubitu loom man ineir present one in wnicn to hold their meetings, If they could get the grand jury room upstairs, it would be a great improvement. It was decided to ask the County Council's consent to use the grand jury room. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The medical officer's report for the quarter ended December 31st, 1890, was read. It showed the number of births for the quarter to be 47, being 22 males and 24 females, one being illegitimate. Deaths in public institutions were, males at the asylum, 10; females, five; at the Workhouse, females, two. The total number of deaths in the district was 71, being 12 non-parishioners, and 59 parishioners, equal to an annual death rate of 21 per thousand. There were six cases of diphtheria reported in October and November, three of which proved fatal. Six cases of scarlet fever NverG, reported, but all were of a mild character and recovered. 308 notices were served by the inspector of nuisances during the quarter. The medical officer had examined the hospital provided for cases of infectious diseases, and found that in its present state it was wholly unfit for the purpose for which it was intended. The disinfecting oven was likewise unfit for use. He would be glad to have the permission of the council to nominate Mr E. R. Williams, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., London, as his deputy, so that in any event the sanitary arrange- ments of the district may not be neglected"— Mr H. Howells proposed, and Mr D.° Griffiths seconded, that the report be adopted, and that permission be given for Mr Hughes to appoint Mr Williams as his deputy. Mr Howells also congratulated the medical officer upon his convalescence.—This was carried with the addition that the question of the disinfecting apparatus be referred to the sanitary committee. The Medical Officer's annual report was then read, and it was ordered to be printed.—Mr James Davies What is the cost of printing it ?—Clerk Three guineas for 200 copies.-imr James Davies: I had some to distribute one time, but the rate- payers did not want them.—Mr E. A. Rogers: I think that the information in that report is worth a few pounds to make it public. It is from such reports that we get to know of diseases and other things. It has always been printed hitherto.—Mr James Davies I have nothing against Mr Hughes, but I have always opposed it. PUBLIC ANALYST'S REPORT. The public analyst reported he had received three samples of milk, all of which were equal to the recognised standard of quality.—Mr Talbot Norton: If any samples of milk are found below the standard, and the persons are convicted, who pays the analyst's fee ?-Clerk The fee is included in the fine that the convicted person has to pay. He charges 15s for every analysis. Mr James Davies: That is very handsome. Mayor: We cannot help it, Mr Davies. The report was adopted. BOROUGH SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The borough surveyor's report was read. It showed that since the last quarterly meeting of the Council, the following work bad been done: Relaying gutters in Water street, curbing and new gutters in Mansel-street, remov- ing on the Parade, Spilman-strcet, Church- street, and Union-street; cleaning ditches, repair- ing and metalling country roads, metalling town streets, putting manure on fire-plugs during frosty weather, conveying the water from Water-street pond for flushing the sewers at Water-street, Lam- mas-street, and Mansel-street. The leakage in the boiler at the Water Works bad been repaired by Thomas Elias. Witter pumping hid commenced since the 12th January, owing to the severe frost. Tn 3 reservoirs at present were full, and the pump- ing would discontinue that week. There are at present about 500 yards of Irish flags in stock, ready dressed for laying, as soon as the weather permits, and the Surveyor recommended the Coun- cil to give all order for another cargo at once, as the flagging of the footpaths were in a very bad state after the frost, so as to have them thoroughly repaired during the coming summer, and to avoid further complaints.—Mr James Davies: How does the town stand at the bank now ?—The Clerk I made an estimate the other day, and I find we are better than we have almost ever been.—Mr Rogers proposed that the report be adopted, and that°the Surveyor be instructed to get the fl,.tgs;AlrDitvies. I quite concur that they will be beneficial, but I want to know how deep it will plunge the town into debt, and do we really want a whole cargo ? I could poiot out spots to the Surveyor where you will get over your ankles in mud, and I should like you to attend to those bye places first. The people that live in these places are ratepayers—large rate- payere-and their feelings should be respected. Our streets are very tairly flagged. I go to Llanellyand other places, and our flagging is as good as at any of thetn —Mr Talbot Norton seconded the motion, which was carried. THEY OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES." The Council next considered a petition, signed by 25 people resident on the Parade, calling at- tention to the imperfect state of the lighting of the Parade. The Parade was largely used as a promenade, and was the most frequented place in the town. The present lamps were inadequate, and the petitioners suggeste 1 that the Council put up two ad itional lampa. The Mayor said he had visited the place, and considering it was a favourite resort they might very well put up one more lamp. They should also place a lamp in North Road-- the road from the Infirmary to the Parade.—Mr Talbjt Norton proposed that another lamp be added to the existing ones on the Parade, and that a lamp be also placed in "True Lover's Lane." He could not help thinking but that the bad lighting ¡ on the Parade was due to the bad gas they had been lately supplied with by the gas company.— Mr Jame3 Davies Which is the most needful—to I put lamps in places where there is too much light at present, or by Mr Lewis's factory, where people have been f illing into the water all through the winter. Tho people on the Parade ought" to be I a^hauie.! of themselves to present a petition to the Council, and put the town into expense in order to satisfy their o vn vain luxuries (loud laughter). He proposed that nothing be done on the Parade.— Mr Y ugh \:1 Gjor^e seconded the amendment, but on being put to tho vote Mr Norton's, motion was carried. ANOTHER PETITION. The next item on the agenda was to consider a petition as to the water supply of Picton Place, etc. -—Mr James Davies: Have you had any complaints as to the water in Picton Place?—Mayor We had better get the petition read fint of all, sir. [The petition, signed by about 30 people residing in Plclou Place and Union-street, was then read! It stated that they had been without water for six weeks, and prayed for a better supply]. Mr James Davies: From what ward doesit come, Mr Clei k ?- Clerk The petition says it comes from the eastern ward (laughter).—Mr James D lvies: Well, as long as the petition has been wrongly worded, I say it is perfectly out of order for us to discuss it.-Mayor: It is only a cleric II error. All the signatories have put down their addresses. Mr Cadle: What we have to discuss is the question of water supply in Picton Place, and not the wording of the petition.- Mr James Davies: These people are not ratepayers. They d ) not pay the water rate as they have pumps of their own, and they are now petitioning the town to supply them. My statement is correct.— The s irveyor attributed the deficiency to the late severe frost.—'Mr E. A. Rogers It is useless for us to shelve this question. We are all quite aware that the upper end of the town is really suffering from the want of a proper water supply, and that during the few hours they are supplied in the upper part, the water in the other part of the town has to be stopped as the force is insufficient. Further discussion followed, after which the surveyor wasinstructed to supply Picton Place as abundantly as possible with water. THE WATER QUESTION LIVELY DISCUSSION, The next matter was to consider the water supply of the town. The Mayor said that the Garn scheme of supply- ing water, which had been previously discussed, j was a favourite scheme with several members of that corporation, and it bad been decided as to the quantity of water that could be supplied from there. The surveyor could tell them all about it.—Surveyor: The volume of water from the j etream is from 61 to 7 i inches regularly. 6 J inches is the least it has been.—Mr James. Davies I have been told that the water is of a corrosive nature, and has been the cause of great illness.-Mayor We must do something. The papers are full of the matter, and they say we do nothing. Mr James Davies: Oh! yes, that is the "Rambler" in the Reporter, and he is a rambler too, all over (laughter). I find no fault whatever with the scheme, bat what a plunge it will be for our in- significant town to go into a debt of £ 20,000. Mr E. A. Rogers said he had come across some cuttings and different reports of surveyors since the question had been on, and he thought it his duty to collect them and bring for the Council to see. He bad with him a report made by Mr Wade in December, 1866, so that the water question had been before the Council from that date up. The mayor at that time (1866) was Mr T. B. Jones. A committee was ap- pointed to investigate the matter, and it consisted of the following: The Mayor, Messrs Brodie. MostytL Davies, John Thomas (Parade), W. J. Morgan, John Thomas (Quay street), Henry Norton, and W. de Warren. Mr Rogers was continually interrupted by Mr James Davfes, when Mr Rogers said I may be as anxious as you about this question.—Mr James Davies.- I dare say, sir; and may be more. Mr Rogers went at great length into the previous reports made by Mr Wade and others, and also into some statistics as to cost, when the mayor interrupted him by asking if the statistics he was quoting would assist them in any way.—Mr James Davies: Not a bit, sir.—Mr E. A. Rogers: It is only right that we should know what our predecessors have done.-Mayor: It is enough to know that our present scheme is an insufficient one. Mr Rogers said he wanted to bring home to the Council that all the other available sources had been reported upon and proved unsatisfactory, and there was nothing left for them but to go in for a good gravitation scheme. He wanted to show the Council what it had cost them to keep their present system of pumping, what their water rate had been, and what it would be. The amount of water rate for the last 16 years was JB3,311, the lowest being .£167 for 1888, and the largest £ 1,0^0 for 1881. They bad also paid interest upon the loans to the tune of £ 2,888, and putting that interest w'th the rates it would make the amount to over £ 10,000. The money which paid the inte- rest on the money they had borrowed for the Water Works came from the district rate, and not from the water rate.—Mr James Davies: What becomes of the water rate?—Mr E. A. Rogers: The water rate is used for the pumping station and the working of it and other things. The amount we have borrowed upon our water is £ 6,500. The first loan we had was X3,000 in 181'5. the next was XI,300 in 1858, XI.500 in 1871, and £ 700 in 1873, making a total of X6,500, so it cotnes to this: that our expenditure these last 16 years has been £ 17,000. Had our predecessors done what we are called upon to do now, we should be at the present time having a proper supply free of expense.—Mr James Davies: I question that.—Mr Rogers (con- tinuing) said he would be sorry to see the Council spending X6,030 or X7,000 or. that question, unless it was thoroughly done, and their children, in years to come, would not be again troubled with it. In his opinion, the only difficulty in the way of adopting the scheme was the compensation, but it had occurred to him that even that difficulty could be got over, as by purchasing a few acres of land they could erect a reservoir to hold sufficient water, and the factory and the mill could lay a 9-inch pipe from the reservoir and be supplied by it with water. By that way compensation would be doue away with, and they would have merely to spend about £ 500 to get the reservoir. He said that Xio,ooo would be sufficient to carry out the whole scheme. —The Mayor: I am afraid many people here do not know which scheme jon are advocating.—Mr Rogers: I advocate the Gam scheme. I want to show what would be the benefit accruing from that scheme. Mr James Davies—The benefit would be to burden the ratepayers with a good rate. Mr E. A. Rogers—We should then be able to supply the town 100 feet higher than at present, and we should have no complaints from the upper parts of the town. Mr James Davies—Yes, we should .then be able to water old Picton (loud laughter). Mr Rogers—Mr Davies is interrupting. Mr James Davies—Yes, because you are bringing on such a ruinous scheme. Mr Rogers-Before miking any proposition, I will ask the Surveyor if the supply is the same fro'n the Girn stream in the summer as in the winter. Surveyor: I have never seen it in cummer, so I cannot say. Mr James Davies: Hear, hear, for a true speaker (laughter). Mr Rogers: I propose that the surveyor go as often as possible at his own discretion to visit the Garn stream and test the volume of water and report to the council, his expenses to be paid by the council. Mr James Davies: If you put my money in it I will kick up a devil of a row about it. Mr Talbot Njrton seconded the proposition. Mr W. R. Edwards said he would willingly fall in with the scheme if they could have a guarantee that it would only cost XIO,000, but he was told that at certain seasons the supply at Garn failed. Mr Edwards pressed on the council the importance of threshing the matter out thoroughly before coming to any decision. Mr Evan Jones believed that XIO,000 would have to be spent in compensation alone, and the scheme would land them into expenditure of about £ 40,000. Mr Rogers said he could not let a remark made by Mr James Davies pass by unnoticed. He would remind Mr Davits that he did not come there with any selfish motive. He came there to do his duty as a ratepayer. It had been rumoured that be was fighting for that gravitation scheme for his own ends, and that he was going to try for the contract. If ever the work would be carried out, it would not be carried out by him. Mr James Davies: I never said so. Mr Rogers: I shall be very pleased to do all I can to assist in having it carried out, and give what information I can. Mr James Davies: The fact of it is, you know nothing of the work. You can give us no idea. Mr Rogers: I have no selfish motive, sir. I hope to God I shall remain as straight as ever I can, and not assist a friend more than anyone else. After further irrelevant discussion, the motion was carried. ABSURDITIES IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT. The Clerk said that when the Local Government Act came into force it was necessary to divide the borough into electoral divisions for electing mem- bers of the County Council. Now the Board thought it necessary that the borough be divided into electoral divisions, as in the case of electing County Council members, and it required that members of the Town Council should be elected on the same day as the County Council members, and at the same booth, and by the same officials. Now that was impossible, and that was one of the many absurdities that he found in the Local Government Act.—It was decided that the town be divided intn electoral divisions as requested by the Act. It was decided to refer the question of widening the Parade Road footpath to a committee. The Mayor said he had a petition to present to the Council as to Owen Evans, who was said to be shouting in the market and stopping the trade of I other tradesmen.—It was decided that the Mayor be asked to speak to Owen Evans to stop shouting and stop the present nuisauce. ° The other business was trivial. ) ——————————————===
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LLANDILO LOCAL BOARD. The usual monthly meeting of this board was held on Tuesday evening, when Major Thomas occupied the chair. The other members present were Messrs Thomas George Williams, Thomas Thomas, Griffith Williams, E A. Roberts, and William Griffiths. THE TRAIN SERVICE. The Clerk said he had received a reply from the G.W.Ry. Co., in answer to the Board's petition. The communication was from Mr Lambert, the general manager, who said therein that he submitted to the directors at their meeting the memorial from the Llandilo Local Board calling attention to the recent alteration of the morning train from Llandilo, and asking that it should be timed so as to connect with the train from Pontardulais. He (Mr Lambert) was directed to explain that the alteration in the train service was made in deference to the represent- ations of a large number of the residents in the district, and that it is found to meet the convenience of the majority of passengers using the line. While the directors were quite aware from their experience that it was not practicable to make an alteration in the established train service without causing inconvenience to some persons, so far as they were able to ascertain the alteration which had been made in the present instance finds favour with by far a larger number of passengers. The traffic of the district would not justify the running of an additional train, and he was therefore to express the regret of the directors that for the present, at any rate, they are not ab!e to see their way to comply with the application of the Local Board.—The Chairman said he did not think the company had got the proper facts. No doubt the public feeling was quite to the contrary. Mr T. G. Williams said he spoke to Mr Ludford one day, who said the present service was very convenient. Mr Williams believed it was so for those going to London, but it was very inconvenient to local passengers, such as workmen and the general public. The chairman supposed the Board could do nothing further, but they might inform the company that the information they were possessed of from other sources was not correct. As Mr Williams properly observed, the present service was very inconvenient to the general public. The proportion of the passengers that travelled to London was only one in 50 to the passengers travelling locally. Mr T. G. Williams said it was better that the passengers to London should be put into inconvenience than the general public. -The subject then dropped. THE CENSUS. The Chairman read a circular he had received from London asking the Board to give what assistance they could to the enumerators. It was stated at the meeting there would be no difficulty where houses were numbered and streets named as in the case of Llandilo. CRESCENT ROAD AGAIN. The Chairman laid before the meeting a ground plan of a proposed house to be erected in Crescent Road by Mr H. Hopkin, who asked for the board's approval of it.-inlr T. G. Williams observed that the board should see that there were no bay win- dows encroaching on the road. There were too many encroachments now.—Mr Thomas Thomas Are they further out than Richards's houses ?— Mr T. G. Williams We cannot tell by the plan. -Mr Thomas Thomas thought it was now the time to see that Mr Hopkin was not going to build out to the road.—Chairman said that had nothing to do with the present- plan. After some discussion the plan was approved of. —Mr T. G. Williams referring to an alleged encroachment through the bay windows of the two houses recently built by Mr William Hopkin in Crescent Road, projecting into the road, said he was told that he (Mr Williams) had not the courage to call the board's attention to it. He wished to refute that, and would propose that the surveyor be instructed to inspect the houses in question, and report as to whether there was an encroachment or iio.-Chairtnan All the Crescent Road is private property.Mr T. G. Williams Do you mean to say that you can build there in the middle of the road. Chairman (laconically) Yes.-Alr T. G. Williams (sarcastically) If a fellow is afraid to back me up, that is another thing.—Chairman said he was not afraid. The motion after some further observations was agreed to.—Mr W. Griffiths moved that the Crescent Road be put in a proper state of repair. Consider- able discussion took place as to how and to whom the expenditure would be charged, when on the motion of Mr T. G. Williams, seconded by the chairman, it was resolved that the clerk call a special meeting of the Local Board at the Drill Hall, on Tuesday evening, the 17th inst., at 7.30., and to request the attendance of all the owners abutting Crescent Road, with the view to coming to some agreement. THE TOWN TOLLS, A question arose as to how the contract of Mr Edwards, toll collector, was determinable. The clerk referring to the terms of the agreement said it was by three months notice on either side, and that his current year was expiring on the 25th of March. Mr Griffith Williams maintained that the board would have to give notice now, and not in March, but Mr T. George Williams held that the board could not give it until March. The two Mr Williams's had a long wrangle over the point, and the matter ended, when the clerk con- carried with the opinion of Mr T. G. Williams. RESIGNATION OF THE TOWN SURVEYOR. A letter was read from Mr Herbert Thomas who was present, expressing his regret that through failing health he could not to their satis- faction nor to himself further discharge the duties of his offices of Town Surveyor and Inspector of Nuisances. Consequently he felt it was only right that he should determine the engagement, and he therefore begged to give one month's notice to do so. The Chairman said he was very sorry, for the board have never had such a good man. It was resolved to ask Mr Thomas to reconsider the matter.
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LLANDYSSUL. WEEKLY MARKET. There were not many buyers at our market last week again. The supply of pigs and poultry was greatly in excess of the demand. Baconers realized 5s 9d per score, and porkers 5s 9d to 63. There were no sheep at this market, but the ruling price in the neighbourhood is 4id to 4id per lb. Poultry were plentiful and the demand was fair. Fowls realizing 2s 6d to 3s 6d per couple ducks, 3s 3d to 48 per couple dressed turkeys, 9id per lb SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday, 27th ult., under the chairman- ship of the Rev T. Thomas, when the reports of Her Majesty's Inspector upon the four schools were read, the following being a summary of same :—Pontshan School Grant earned JE82 2s Od. "This school has made very good progress during me past year, in the course ot which two or three epidemics have prevailed. Mental arithmetic had improved except in the third, fourth and fifth standards. English and geography had been on the whole well taught, and the singing by note was pretty good. The prepared needlework was good, and the exercises fair. The infants did pretty well. li-eg)-oes School Grant earned JE66 7s Od. The elementary work was, in many respects, good especially the writing and the spelling of the second and third standards. The reading of the upper standards was not so good as usual, and the spelling of the fourth standard, and the composition of the fifth, sixth, and seventh standards need much more attention. Mental arithmetic was weak in the second and third standards. In English the work of the first, second, and third standards was good, and that of the rest hardly fair. Geography was good.. The prepared needlework was good, and the exercises fair. The infants did well. The singing by ear was very good, and by notes pretty good. The Board should see that their bye laws are observed, and that the fifth standard is passed for exemption." -St. David's School Grant earned £61 Os Od. The elementary work was on the whole very good, but to secure a continuance of the higher principal grant, there must be more improvement in mental arithmetic. English and geography were good. The infants did well. The needlework was pretty good. "-Lla)tdyssitl School: Grant earned £ 85 15s Od. "The reading needs more expression and intelligence, and mental arithmetic in the first and third standards, and composition in the fifth and sixth standards were rather weak. The geography of the first, second, and third standards was pretty good, and of the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh standards, barely fair. The singing was pretty good. "-I?tfaitts' Class The infants had been, on the whole, well taught."
COURT HENRY. PANTGLAS Apmi.-A. most successful concert was held at the Pantglas Arms, on Thursday evening the 22nd of January last. The promoters Messrs Williams and Kirby, timber merchants, who are well-known in the musical world, mutually agreed with Mrs Lawrence, Middleton Hall, to defray a part of the expense3 incurred on the Llanarthney Suspension Bridge. Great praise is due to the above lady for erecting such a bridge, thereby giving a free bridge to the population of both sides who were before almost foreigners to each other. The neighbourhood of Court Henry has always eclipsed most other places in concerts and eisteddfodau. This is undoubtedly on account of the stringent manner the committees are carried on always taking for their niotto-" All the money received to bb given to the cause and none to be spent on luxuries." The local tuledt, both instru- mental and vocal, were secured all doing their Nork gratis, all did their work well, and considering the orderly behaviour of the audience (scores failing to gain admittance) no wjnder the chairman (Mr Davies, Typicca), was in such a happy mood. The audit of accounts took place on Monday the 2nd inst., when the balance after paying all expenses was found to be £ 16 10-3. All feel deeply grieved at the abrupt manner the concert was closed, but it is to be hoped that all those who took part in it will accent the warmest thanks of the committee unanimously passed at the audit through this medium. Appended is the programme :-Intro- duction, "Little darling," Llanddarog brass band; glee, Llanddarog male voice party tenor solo, Mr Thomas, Pontargothi; soprano solo, Miss Griffiths, Milton Court song, Mr Samuel, Llanddarog song, Llwybr yr Wyddfa," Mr Phillips, White Mill; song, Mr Kirby, Penllergare; pianoforte duet, Mrs Thomas, and Miss Thomas, Llanegwad Vicarage; comic song, Mr Evans, White Mill; glee, 11 Blodetiyn bach wyf fi mewn gardd," Pont- yrynisweii glee party; song, "Mentra Given," Master Tom Williams, Llanarthney; duet," Upper ten and lower five," Messrs Simp3on and Thomas comic song, "Wink at me," Mr Ivor Lloyd Davies, Typicea; song, "Excelsior," Miss Griffiths, Milton Court; song, "Death of Nelson," Mr Phillips, White Mill; glee, Llanddarog male voice party; duet, Mr Thomas and friend; song, Mr Kirby, Penllergare; song, Mr Phillips, U.C.W., Burry Port; glee, "Ffonfritetb," Poutyryniswen glee party; comic song, Mr Evans, White Mill; glee, Llanddarog male voice party; polka, Yes or no," Llanddarog brasi band; finale, "God save the Queen." Mr S. Thomas, of Llanegwad Vicarage, ably accompanied all the singers.
NARBERTH. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual fortnightly meeting of this Board was held at the Board Room, on Monday last, Mr R. H. Buckby, chairman, pre- siding. The master reported the number of paupers in the house to be 51 as against 44 in the corresponding week of last year. The number of out.door paupers relieved during the past fortnight were:—week ending 24th of January, 832; relief .£89 17s. Id; corresponding week of last year, 854 relief, .£87 17s. 5d; week ending January, 31st, 810; relief, .£8:3 14s 6d, corresponding week last year, 836; relief, .£85 63. 6d. The porterof the Work- house (Mr Thomas Scott), handed in his resignation after 25 years service. He said he was compelled to do this owing to advancing age and failing health, -,nd trusted the Board would allow him something by way of superannuation. The guardians decided to consider the question at their meeting on the 16th March, and the clerk was directed to give notice thereof to the guardians. It was also resolved to appoint a successor to Mr Scott at the next meeting, and the clerk was directed to advertize to that effect. The clerk was directed to issue summonses against the overseers of 7 parishes, who had not paid their contributions due on the 8th of January last. After the business of the Board of Guardians had been gone through a meeting of the Rural Sanitary Authority was held, Mr Buckby in the chair. Dr. Evans, Medical Officerof Health presented a repoi-t--in which he drew attention to the existence of scarlet-fever at Begelly, East Williamson, and Cresselly, and the inspector was ordered to visit the infected houses at once and supply the inmates with disinfectants. ( ATTEMPTrcn Snmrnc On .i.1..r ._rt. 1.1- — -&. Vk* A iiuaj II.IV1UI.U¡S JUtjl" an old man named Jerry Reynolds (who has been ailing for some time past), attempted committing suicide by drowning in the river running through Narberth. He was rescued by a passer-by and I P.S. Hart. He was afterwards examined by Dr. Price, who certified that he was of unsound mind, and he was that evening conveyed to the Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum at Carmarthen.
LLANGUNLLO. SUNDAY SCHOOL.—Our Church Sunday-schools joined with three other neighbouring Sunday- schools and recited Pivnc at Aberbank on Tues- day, the 27th ult. The weather being quite fine, there was a well attended gathering, and the festival was in all respects a successful one. In the afternoon Llangunllo School assembled in the parish schoolroom, and were regaled with a bountiful supply of tea and cake, kindly provided for them by Mrs Tyler, Mount Gernos. An entertainment was held in the same room in the evening, the Rector presiding. The room was well filled, and a lengthy and varied programme was gone through, consisting of songs, recitations, &c., those taking part being nearly all members of the school. The audience at the commence- ment of the proceedings accorded a very hearty vote of thanks to Mra Tyler for her kindness in giving the school a tea, and some lines of poetry composed and recited by Mr T. Jones, Alltfawr, in praise of the same esteemed lady, were loudly applauded.
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ABERAYRON: ITS FAILINGS AND WANTS. To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. Sip.Ia the Cambrian ivews or the 26th ult. appears an account of an enquiry held at Aber- ayron into the desirability of appointing a Local Board for that town, to which, if you can spare me space, I should like to refer. The first duties of such a board would be to secure a good water supply and to clear the town of the abominations which offend-if not its inbpbitants-the better class of its summer visitors, 4-Ur.4- .1. '1 --1" » a.u\i mat ouwi nuino \iiUU many uiuers; are neces- I sary there can be no manner of doubt. It is a common occurrence for the principal side of Alban- square to be flooded with slush as to be impassable to pedestrians, and as there is no provision for taking even the surface water away, this filth remains until it has in part evaporated and in part sunk into the earth and the adjoining cellars. Then, as every house is provided with a cesspool and most with pigstyes generally of the most primitive construction and almost at their back doors, the water, plentiful as it is under certain parts of the town, is polluted by all sorts of excreta. With its -Parochial and Sanitary Committees, Medical Officer of Health, Sanitary Inspector, &c., such things ought not to be, but the history of the public works of Aberayron is a series of blunders and unfinished undertakings. To take first those for which the townspeople as a body are not responsible we bave-(I) The sergeant's house and lock-up, built so that the end in which the cells are (of one floor and seldom used) face the Square, whilst the sergeant's quarters, with its two floors are out of the Square and under a high bank overhung with trees; (2) The recently deepened drain from the Post Office to the river was closed for the second time without a single grating in the whole length of Albert- street to relieve it of slush in wet weather; (3) The half finished retaining wall balow the bridge which became undermined and the primitive djvlos for its protection carried away by the ordinary floods; (4) The unfinished harbour wall with its ramlike projection, a terror to the masters of the frail craft visiting the harbour; (5) The wall above the bridge (for which the Cardiganshire County Council is responsible) were it completed would be a great improvement, but unfinished as it is, is a public danger. In fart, everything of a public character is unfinished in Aberayron. We come now to those works for which those spoken of at the enquiry as the "strong public men" of the place-aided from the pockets of the inhabitants and neighbouring gentry—are respon- sible, and notice-(l) The much-abused town clock —periodically dumb for want of protection, Ðil, and attendance-for which the hat is constantly going round; (2) The "Lovers' Bridge," constructed of good materials, but without a single coat of paint to preserve it throughout; and although funds were provided for this and other objects 18 months ago, the money Î3 still in the hands of the treasurer and nothing done, whilst the masonry supporting the bridge became undermined in a single season (3) The groin erected at the ladies' bathing place to collect sand would answer well if filled with stones and the top closed, but instead it is left open to the tender mevcies of "Davy Jones," whilst when sand does happen to collect it is allowed to be carted away. In the face of such examples one may be excused for doubting whether a Local Board, without infusion of new blood, would do better than its predecessors. It was said at the enquiry that many would object to water brought through iron pipes. That this is so there is no doubt, as the pump, specially erected three years ago to bring the best known water from a well specially constructed to exclude the dirty leel and surface water, soon fell into disuse because it was fed through iron pipes, the water from under the leet being preferred. As a cmsequense when, during floods and the leet water muddy, the pump is resorted to, there is a collec- tion of iron oxide, and ignorant prejudice considers itself justified. Unfortunately this prejudice has been strengthened by the reports of the Medical Officer of Health who, apparently in ignorance of its thoroughly efficient construction and of the fact that the subsoil for nearly nine feet is, princi- pally, of clay, below which is a- gravell stratum through which the water filters, has condemned the well on the grounds that the land round grows potatoes (manured, principally, with harmless ashes) and cabbages (planted in rows with ruts between to carry off surface water to the leet). To conclude, I would suggest that next to the improvement of the town one of the chief wants of Aberayron (in the absence of export trade and of any calls for skilled labour) is the education of the young women, whose widowed mothers have little beyond the hire of their apartments to sustain them, in plain cooking (the more efficient the better) and waiting decently at table, so as to attract a bettor class of visitors. If, however, the inhabitants prefer slush and stench, and visitors who pay 3d a day for their quarters and make it.decent exhibitions of themselves on the beach, they will continue in their present ways. I am, Sir, &c., PRO BONA PUBLICO.
TROUT FISHING AT LLANDYSSUL. To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. DEAlt SIR, H appears that trout fishiiif does not open in the Teify until March, but in some mysterious way it seems that the inhabitants of the abo"e place have been well provided with trout durit.g the last few weeks. The law-abidin« Llandyssulians are rather surprised, and are ask ing one another how it is that there is no water- bailiff stationed here ? I beg to draw the at- tention of the Teify Board to this matter, and trust for the sake of the honest fishermen, that they will do everything in their power to stop this wholesale poaching. Yours, &c., FAIR FISHERMAN.
AN AMERICAN MONSTROSITY. According to a telegram published by the New York lIerald(London edition) from Howard Lake, Minnesota, dated January 30th, all Wright County is excited over a phenomenal birth which occurred four weeks ago at Boone Bridge, four miles south of this point. The animal is described by those who have seen it as a devil." Its body is covered with hair a couple of inches long. It has horns, a tail, and feet, which are a cro«s between those of a man and a do". Its mother is Mrs Sarah A. Morris, a woman of English parentage, and of the best connections. She became violent on the sight of the monstrosity, and was sent to St. Peter's Hospital hopelessly insane. The devil child developed rapidly and now weighs 22 lb. It already shows a greater- degree of intelligence than a child usually does at the age of a year. Members of the Morris family explain the phenomenon from an incident which occurred about two months before the birth. A peddler of Bibles came to the house and Mrs Morris attempted to drive him away' with the remark that she would as soon see a devil in her house as a Bible, Growing angry at the remark, the book agent raised his hand a3 if to strike her, and said, dramatically, I will send to you a devil." ———=====
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THE C.E.T.S. ST. DAVID'S DIOCESAN BRANCH. All contriùutioJtS for this column should be addressed to the Organising Secretary, Mr. Daniel IVatkiiis, 13, Guildhall-square, Carmarthen, and be in hand by Wednesday in each week.
THE BISHOP OF ST. ASAPH ON TEMPERANCE. At the opening of a branch of the Women's Union in connection with the Parochial Temperance Sciety in the parish of Holy Trinity, Oswestry, the Bishop of St. Asaph spoke as follows :-First of all, what did they understand by Temperance ? Temperance was the virtue of the golden mean- now that was rather a grand phrase, and Derhans they would not understand what it meant, and he would give them a little story which would help to illustrate what he said. A gentleman advertised for a coachman to drive him about, and he asked three or four young people who applied for the situation, if they were driving along such and such a road, how near they could drive him to a p-ecipice without going over. The first man said, "within two yards," the next man" within a yard," and the third man within a foot." The last man said, "I would not go near it at all, but keep in the middle of the road" (laughter). He need scarcely tell them which man got the situation. This was what he understood by Temperance, keeping in the middle of the road, exercising strong self-control. Tf they were asked what made a man's character! would they say it was a man who was clever with his han^s, who did clever things, or who had great wealth? Was it this that made a man's character? No, what made character was the human will, and that will rightly directed would make the character. Temperanco was the right power of self-control, the right powir of exercising the human will. Temperance not only applied to drinking, but also to eating, for the man who ate too much was a glutton, the man who drank too much was a drunkard, and the man who took too much bodily leisure was an idler. He did not think there was anybody present who did not know some home that had been blackened by the curse of drink, or some life that had not been blighted by tbe' terrible curse—and this being so, there could be no doubt as to the necessity for Temperance. Just look at the consequences of drink. He told men what made character was the human will. One of the first consequences of giving way to drink was the wfakeningof the human will. Let them just think of its effects in the home, how it affected the nffeclion aod the love of the home, and what a brute it made of the father! Intemperance in a man was very sad, but in a woman it was much worse, and he did not think there could be a more terrible sight to see than that of a mother givine way to intemperance. It was impossible tc exaggerate the effects of the drink in the home, foi when the father was a drunkard and the mother a drunkard, every ray of hope seemed to leave it Drink touched each one of them differently. Ther( were some who had temperaments which would not allow them ever to touch drink, the excitable anc nervous people, for such could not restrain them- selves entirely from the drink. Let those mothers who were present make their homes as clean as they could, and make their husbands' lives bapp and bright, this was the best way to keep then from the drink (applause). One word about th motive f, r Temperance. He wanted them to bi temperate from the true motive regarding the bodi as given to them by God, given by Him to be i temple for Him to live in, to be dedicated to Hi: service—this was the true motive for Temperanci in all directions, in eating and drinking (applause) His lordship had had a great deal of experience it this drink question in the parish where he forIDer1; laboured, and he could ttil tbeiiipof home after homl that had been blackened by the terrible curse o intemperance. He did not want them to sign the pledge unless they meant to keep it, but if the, mpaut to keep it let them take it that night. anc might God give them strength and grace to keel it. Intemperance was one of the greatest curses o the day, and he hoped it was not increasing, anc that with education, better ideas, and a liio-he level of life, they would drive intemperance away Let them give a helping band to their weak brother: and sisters, and by doing this they would be doiuc a great deal to unfold one of the most bitter fetter: that had ever been wound about humanity (loue applause). The name of the fighting Bishop" has sometimes been given to bi., Lmlship of St. Asapt by those who want to disparage him. But as al Church people have vowed to "fight manfully," it would be rather a sad thing if the head officer of a diocese had no fight in him at all. As loug as thE combative energy is directed against tbeenemie< of Christ's Church there is no fear that, we shall suffer from an over-supply of combativeness, either in our chief officers or in our rank and file Dr. Edwards has selected for his most recen' onslaught an undoubted enemy, which has in time! past worked incalculable harm in many a St, Asaph parish, both among clergy and people. H( has our warmest sympathy in his endeavour t( make use of his experience in this diocese, and assist him in "unfolding one of the most bittei fetters that has ever been wound around humanity." A meeting of the Swansea Watch Committee was held on Monday afternoon, when Sir John Lie welyn (Mayor) said he had some remarks to offer or drunkenness in the town. The question had been pressed on their attention again and again, because whenever the assizes came round they beard from the judges that the crimes they had to deal with were largely due to drink; and the question natur. ally arose whether they could remedy that state ol things. [n his opinion they could considerably, and he did not feel justified in remaining silent. At the last assizes Justice Vaughan Williams was at Swansea, and] previous to that the Lord Chief Justice told them that of the crime in the assize district, nine-tenths of it was caused by drink; and having also heard in one of the ot her judge's charges that had been the refrain of the judges' charges ever since the days of Sir Matthew Hale, two hundred years ago, be did not wonder that there was a great deal of difficulty in dealing with the evil. But the question was, could they as a watch committee do anything to remedy this state of things? While that was turning over in his mind he received a report of the police e-tablishment of the town, and he saw that during the past year there were 5GS persons proceeded against for drunkenness, and that of those 500 were convicted, and 68 dis- charged but the very next item was that which was called "permitting drunkenness, aud he saw that three persons were proceeded against, two being discharged. He saw snch a disparity between the cases of drunkenness and of permitting druuken- ness that he thought they ought to take notice of it, and a practical way of doing that would be, in his opinion, to call on the head-constables, where possible, to take proceedings against publicans who supplied drunken persons with liquor. He knew they should be told that it was exceedingly difficult. and he was aware tnere was a difficulty. The first thing was to get evidence. A man might be so drunk that he could not tell where he got the liquor, and if he could he probably would not, and then the publican would probably say that he did not know the man was drunk, or it might be that those in the house at the time were either drunk themselves or disinclined to give evidence. He thought there ought to be many more cases brought before the magistrates. Only the other day he saw a man who was reeling down the street so drunk that whoever it was who last supplied him must have known he was drunk. While he observed a great many inhabitants of the town deriding him, he felt ashamed at being unable to take action in the matter. That was only one instance out of many where he felt that more might be done than in the past. He felt, however, that the licensed victuallers as a body of men would scoru to <nVe liquor to a drunken man, but there was a large competition, and consequently some licensed '^nailers yielded to the temptation. That was one of the effects of competition, and one which would be largely raduced if they were to curtail the num- ber of public houses. People took liquor not for the purposes of taking it, but for the sake of company, &c.; but some men drink and become mischievous, and others infuriated like devils. Those latter were the men who went out into the street, and were the cases that should be traced. He therefore suggested that in the hcad-consfable's report there should be columns showing the offence, defendant, the informant, and then one which would show whether a publican had been summoned relative to that particular offence or not, with remarks. He moved that such a report be submitted to the committee quarterly, in the belief that it would have a salutary effect, and tend to reduce an evil they ought io grapple with. It was agreed to adopt the Mavor's proposal. "In transmitting the germ of life, parents transmit to their children, their own resemblance, physical and moral. The children are parts of our- selves it is our flesh, our blood, our souls, our examples, our lessons, our passions, which relive in them. Dr. Bourgeois.