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ABERYSTWYTH. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, MONDAY. AUGUST 29TH. Present: Mr B. E. Mtrgar, chairman, presiding Messrs Hugh Hughes, T. E. Salmon, ana Richard Edwards, Aberystwyth John Morgan, Cwmrhnidol Richard James, Henrys James Jones, Llanbadarn Lower; Richard Jenkins, Llancynfelin David Morgan, Llan fihangel Upper; David Edwards, Lianilar J. E. James, Melindwr Thomas James and Richard Davies, Trefeirig Richard Thomas, Tirmynach ana David Lloyd, aenor Lower Hugh Hughes, clers and David Davies, assistant clerk. J' arcination.—A circular letter was read from the Local Government Board relative to the new Vaccination Act. Statistics.—Out-relief administered during the past fortnight: Aberystwyth district, per Mr Thomas "aug:1an, £4.) lis Od to 171 paupers; an increase of 16 paupers and of f4 Is Od in relief. Llanntiangel-Geneu'rglyn district, per Mr J. J., £51 9s Od to 194 paupers, an increase if 1 pauper and of 5s Od in relief. liar district, per Mr Joseph Morgan. £412s Od to 135 paupers, a decrease of i:2 53 and a decrease of 7 paupers. Numoer of inmates in the House. 56 last year, corresponding prlod, 38. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 27 corres- ponding period last year, 35. Balance in the bank, £2,67 10s 2d. Bo'-nliiuj-out.—The Chairman read a report from Annie Evans, 4, Laura-place, stating that she had visited. Edward Hankin at the home of Daniel Evan', the foster parent with whom the child is boarued. The child is in very good health and his behaviour has been in every respect satisfactory. He is very happy in his new home and has no com- plain s to make against his foster parent, nor has the Litter any complaints to make against the child. Jane James, Crugiau, reported that she visited Mr Northey's house frequently. The whole family spoke well of Frederick Williams. He was com- forts cle and happy and was well cared for. —Mr Salmon said that it was a credit to see Hankin. fit-moral.—A bill was presented of f4 5s lid for the removal of a female pauper to Birmingham. It was stated, in reply to questions, that there was considerable correspondence over a relieving officer alone taking a woman to her plac'e of settlement, since which time a woman had to go with the pauper in addition to the officer.—It was agreed to pay the bill and it was suggested that the House Committee might consider if a more economical system couid not be adopted. strongly-built and healthy-looking woman, named Latto, appeared before the Board with reference to relief fur her children. She said that her husband was a Scotchman formerly empioyeti in biscuit baking, but he had left the town and did not now know where he was. One of her ooys, aged eighteen, was working for Mr Hum, phreys, but she did not know what wages he got. He was like his father and did not tell her. One of the girls was sixteen. There was no infirmity about her, but she was working at an hotel. She did not know what wages she got. She thought she was working for her food and clothes. She her- self had been earning 7s a week at an hotel, but she did not think that enough for work from six in the morning until eight at night and she left on Satur- day. She had had to pay 6s towards the support of her children in the House on a former occasion, but she might have missed payment for a week or fortnight.—The Chairman Or three weeks.—She did not know how much she had paid for the relief of her jhiidren.—On being asked wha^ she wanted, she stated that she had two children of eight and five and wanted boots for one of the children.—Mr Hugh Hughes said the children were at one time living in one room with no window to it and-the children were taken into the House in consequence of the action of the Borough Inspector. He thought the Board owed a duty to the children and he pro- posed that one of them should be taken into the House.— The proposition was adopted.—Mr Hugh Hughes said that ratepayers were complaining that Edward Jones was having 7s a week to be continued for three months and yet he was paying jE9 a year for a house at the Waun and living like a gentle- man. He was thirty-five years of age, his wife was thirty-two, and there were four children from six months to ten years. He had been having 10s a week.—Mr Salmon asked if it was not a fact that all the Aberystwyth paupers were paying JE9 a year rent? Were there not paupers paymg 3s for two rooms not fit for a pig to live in ? Was it possible to get a house in town at a cheaper rate ? The man had injured his spine and could not do a day's work.—Mr Hughes said that people saw the man outside the house enjoying himself like a gentleman and it was the duty of the guardian to report the matter to the Guardians.—A Guardian said the man should live in the country where he could get a house for £2 a year.—Mr Hughes, the relieving officer, said he had asked the Medical Officer to examine the man for the next Board. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST.— Before Griffith Williams, John Morgan, Thomas Hugh Jones, and E. P. Wynne, Esqrs. Adjournment.—The case of alleged cruelty to animals was by consent further adj mrned for a week. o trw.t Obstruction. Hivan Davies, fisherman, I Vulcan-street, was summoned f, r having on the 28th obstructed St. James's-square by TeaviDg a handtruck thereon.-P, C. Charles Charman said the truck was allowed to remain on the street on Sunday.—The Bench fined defendant 28 6d includ- ing costs and told him that he would be fined double next time.—Defendant said he would not come again. Alleged Thejt of a Watch. -J ohn Latta, boots, Portland-road, was summoned for having stolen a watch and chain valued 35s from Catherine J. Thomas, Victoria-terrace,-Prosecatrix said she lived on the Victoria terrace and about seven o'clock on Tuesday morning brought the watch and chain downstairs, put it on the kitchen table, and went upstairs again. The prisoner was in the kitchen. When she came downstairs the second o time, watch, chain, and prisoner were gone and t she gave information to the police. She received c the watch back again about two o'clock on Tuesday I from a young gentleman.—George C. StepheDson, c Bridge-street, said he was at the Harb)ur at half- y past twelve when a sailor named Thtophilus said c the Sergeant had been down askiug about a watch. 1 Asked prisoner if he had the watch and he produced t it from his pocket and witness took it back to St. s Oswalds. lie said it belonged to the servant at s St. Oswalds.—David Williams, 14, Vaenor street, c said the prisoner came to him at half-past seven ) at the stable in Castle-lane with a box. He said ) he had left his situation and was going to another i that day, asking witness to take charge of his box. Witness consented. Noticed that he had a watch I and chain on him and he said he had bought it for i 12s 6d. He gave witness the chain fi r taking charge of the box and witness afterwar ) gave it to P.S. Phiiiips.-P.S. Phillips said he received infor s mation from prosecutrix and at half-past two, at the Police Station, charged Latta with the theft who, in reply, said, b* I am very sorry." About lialf-pa-t nine received the watch chain from David Williams. The wach had been receive from the pr,,s,cutrix. -Prison, r admitted the offer ce and said he had nothing to say and, electing to be dealt with summarily and exprtssing his sorrow, the Beuch. under the First Offenders' Act. finpd him 10. with costs, in default, fourteen days' imprison- ment Extension. — Mr Rufus William-, Lion Hotel, ap- plied for an extension of time until four o'clock on Tuesday and Thumby f, r the County Archery Ball and the Cycling Ball and the applicat:on was granted. TOWN COUNCIL COMMITTEES. LIBRARY COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Public Lil rary Committee was held at the Assembly Rooms on Friday night, there being present Coun- cillors Evan Hugh Jarms, chairman C. M. Williams, and Robert Doughton Alderman Thos. Doughton, and Mr George Davis.—The bills, in- cluding those for the repair of the premises which were recently renovated, were examined and passed. There was no other business of interest. PUBLIC LIGHTS COMMITTEE. — A meetuu of the Public Lights Committee was held on Monday evening, when there were in attendance :—Mr R. Peake (chairman), Alderman Peter Jones, Messrs William Thomas, John Jenkins (mayor), E. P. Wynne, and R. Doughton, with Messrs H. L. Evans (accountant) and Rees Jones (surveyor).— The electric lighting bill for the two last quarters was presented. There was an uncertainty as to the actual amount, owing tn the maint-nance of lamps being included in the bill, which item the Council have repudiated on each occasion.—The passing of the bill was deferred and it was decided to come to a clear understanding as to the disputed item. PrBLIc WORKS COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Public Works Committee was held on Monday evening, when there were present Alderman P-ter Jones (presiding), Captain Doughton. Messrs Wm. Thomas, John Jenkins (mayor), R. Doughton, E P. Wynne, R. Peake, H. L. E vans (accountant), P. Wynne, R. Peake, H. L. Evans (accountant), and Rees Jones (surveyor).—Captain Doughton begged leave to call attention to a mattfr which he did not believe came directly within the province of that Committee. However, as there were several members present who were members of the General Purposes Committee, it might perhaps he of use to do so. Lately, when out in the bay, he hid noticed several small bcats-skiffs-out without being in charge of boatmen. He believed their rules were strict on that point—that there was no boat to go out without there was a certifi- cated boatman in charge. They had kept clear of accidents that summer, though accidents h?d occurred in other towns. He added that he was too busy to take notice of the boats when "e saw them on Saturday night weøk or he would have reported their names. If there was one there was, he could safely say, a dozen.—Mr Peake said he had noticed the same thitig.-Captain Doughton thought it should be put a stop to. They must make an example of someone by cancelling his licenep.-The Borough Accountant said there was a meeting of the Genera) Purposes Committee on Tuesday evening and promised to bring the matter forward.—Captain Doughton also called attention to caravans going round the streets and smothering 9 11 them with handbills. They paid a man to keep the streets clear of paper, &c.—The Surveyor said he had cautioned one person and did -not think there would be a repft-tion from that quarter.—The Chairman said the questicn was whether they had the legal power of stopping the practice and sug- gested that the Surveyor should consult the Town Clerk and this was agreed to.—Another matter was discussed in private by the Committee, after which 1 the meeting terminated. HARBOUR COMMITTEE.—The usual mfeting of the Harbour Committee was held an Monday evening, there being present; Captain Doughton (chaiiimn), presiding, Messrs William Thomas, John Jenkins (mayor), R. Doughton, H. L. Evans (accountant), and Rees Jones (surveyor).—The Surveyor, on the suggestion of the Chairman, was instructed to fix a chain mooring at one end of St. David's Y\ harf and secure the post at the lower en(I.-This computed all the business. FINANCE COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Finance Committee was held on Tuesday evening, there being present: Messrs C. M. XVilliaiii, (ch;.ir«i<n),' John Jenkins (mayor), E. P. Wynne, R. Drught rn, R. Pe >ke, W. H. Palmer, Rees Jones (surveyor), ] and H. L. Evans (borough accountant).—It was resolved, on the suggestion of Mr Peake, to refer to the General Purposes Committee the necessity of providing an uniform for the inspector of. hackney carriages, boats, &c.— Several leases having been j submitted and approved, the public business con ( eluded. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the General Purposes Committee was convened for j Fiiday night, but owing to only Mr C. M. Williams i and Mr Peake putting in an fcppearance, I no business was transacted. On Tuesday evening, there was a better muster, therp being present ( Messrs E. P. Wynne (chairman), C. M. Williams, John Jeokins (mayor), W. H. Palmer, R. Peake, and Mr H. L. Evans, borough accountant. Tne application of Mr Harry C'dlins, the conductor of the Minstrels, for a reduction of the premium of £ 60 paid by him to the Council for the right of per- forming with his trorpe in the town during the summer was considered in private.—It was decided 1 not to recommend an abatement.




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