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ABiiiKYSTYVYlH RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL, MONDAY, SEP- TEMBER 5TH.—Present Mr Charles Davies, Llanychaiarn, chairman, presiding Mr J. R. James, Peithyll, vice chairman Messrs J. B. Morgan, Glanfraed A. Miller, L'anhadsrn Richard James, Brynllys E. J. Evans, Llan- gwyryfon John J; n. Llaurliystyd John Morgan, Talybont Evan Lewis, Llanrhystyd Thomas Jenkins, Cyfoethybrenin James Jones, Llanbadarn Lower Diniel Morris. Lliniltr Evan Simon, Uwcrayndre aad Hugh Hughes, clerk. Wages Sheet.—It wis stated that Mr Richard Jenkins had decline i to sign the wages ook for his district, but it was agreed to pass the account 80 as not to keep the woikmsn out of their money. Complaint .—Mr J. R. James complained that the road channels near bij p!.>ce had not been cleared whereas the work was done in other places, but the Surveyor said the work had been done and that Mr James had been carting there himself.Mr James did not think the worK had been properly done. Llangicyryjbn. — A. letter was read from Mr D. Evans, Penbryn, Llangwvryfon, asking to h* allowed to make a give and take line from Mr Daniel Benjamin's gate to Minffordd by means of which the road would be widenel three or four feet.—It waa agreed to permit 1;11p Mr J. B. Morgan suggesting with approval that the roadway should be sixteen feet with a stone depot. Application —Th° Clerk to Henllys Parish Coun- cil (Mr James Williams) wrote asking that the Dis- trict Council should take over the road leading from Brynllys to Bryngoleu instead of the road from Brynllys to Berth. They Eiiso asked the District Council to keep four gates on and in time they hoped to be able to do with fewer.—As the Parish Council had net carried out the conditions of the District Councd, it was resolved not to comp,y with the request, the letter being allowed to lie on the table. A Main Road Wanted.— A letter was read from the County Clerk (Mr Fryer) saying that the County Council refused to declare the highway leading from Maesnewydd to Llantihangel S:ation a main road until the Council had evidence that the work required to be done by the Rural Council in the year 1890 hid been completed. The condi- tion then laid down was that certain parts of the road should be widened. That, however, had not been done.—It was stated that Sir Pryse Pryse declined to give the land for the widening of the road.—On toe proposition of Mr J B Morgan, it was resolved to ask Messrs E. J. Evans, James Jones, and John Morgan to visit the place and re- port to the next meeting. Medical Officii Rel'ort,Reports by Dr James and Dr Hughes (who ha,i been formally re- appointed) were read. Dr James reported on Adt- goch-y-mynydd, Cerrigmawr-y-Winllan, Pantgarw, and Troedrhiwfedwen-uchaf and Isa and stated that structural repairs were required. Letters were received from a landlord saying the work would be attended to and it was stated that Cerrigmawr-y- Winllan would be rebuilt next spring and that a little repair would enable the tenants to tide over another winter in the houses. Doldau Drainage. —-The Chairman of Uwchayn- dre and of Isayndre attended the meeting with reference to a statement made by the Inspector to the effect that they nad ins-riieted him to do drain- age work at Doldau.-The Clt;rk read a letter signed by Mr John Roberts, Lluest, chairman of Uwch- ayndre Parish Council, and Mr Thomas W. Edwards, Gogerddan Arms, chairman o: Isayndre Council, saying that at the June meeting the Inspector said he received instructions from the two chairmen of the parish councils to make an open drain through Doldau. They denied it alto- gether and explained that on the 10th February they received verbal notice from Mr Simon, district councillor for Uwch lyndre, that a meeting was t > be held that night cf the two district councillors and the two chairmen of tne parish councils to confer with the Inspector on the best way of flush- ing the drain leading from Pwllhobi to Doldau. The two district councillors were absent. They suggested that the be-t way would ba to construct a drain from tr.e Ftillbrooiv to the main dram le»d ing from Penvgraig to pwllhobi. No me tion was made of draining Doldau -it all.—Tne Inspector said he supposed there was a misunderstanding in the matter,—Mr Miller .said he was ask-ed to attend, but he slid he could not, but would agree with any thing that was decided by the meeting.-In reply to the Chairman, it was st tted that the drain was not now in working order an,i the Inspector said it was not yet finished, he waiting sleepers to mike bridges with.—It was su^geste 1 that the Inspecto- should immediately compl-te tne wo: k. — Mr Miller, however, thought chat tile further field w.s about, two feet higher than the drain and that water could never be made to run uphill. He suggested that the water course should b? cleared, and eventually it was agreed to s-e if steps could not be taken to have the place piped. <'ountad Out..—Tne Inspector reported that he had visited certain p'aces. but Mr J.-B. pointed cut that there was no quoni.rj' and th- proceedings came to a a ecd TOWN COUNCIL, TVKsmv, ■ TKmBEX 6TIi.— Present Counctdor J hn Jenki-ss, mayor, pre- siding Aldermen Peter Joti-s, W. H. Palmer, and Captain Dou-ji'.ton Councillors R -bert Doughton, ex-mayor C. M. Wi liams, K >ber Peake, E. P. V,-ynnp. Wm. Thomas, tJ. Crcydon Marks, and Evan Hugo James Messrs Charles Massey, acting town clerk Roes Jones, borough surveyor and H. L. Evans, borough accouut- ant. WITHOUT I-RF.TD: Mr PEMBERTOV, Great Parkgate-slr-et. attended the Council neiug with reference to a pirtic-) erected by him in front of his house and siid he had been asked by his solicitor to attend and dis- cuss the grievance between the Corporation and himself. He wanted to know, in trie fir-t place, why he was singled out, if there was any grievance. He under :tood that that meeting was without pre- judice. (A laugh.) Would the Council kindly in- form him what the grievance was? He di I no understand the point, lit cause he had not con- sciously otfendel against the Corpo ation. He asked Mr Hopkins, builder, whether there wss any- thing wrong in simply taking the glass out and putting up the ornament en1 Mr Hopkins t Id him therewasnowrocigiLii". I: was not a portico ] which bad a roof to it, but an crt'am n'. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS and Captain D.'UMHTOV said the matter had been r-furred to the Public NV,) k Committee with pe-mi-sion to Mr Pemb-rton to attend, and the CLERK added that Mr Pemb rton had been so informed, but there had lven some mis- understanding on Mr Pcmberto-j's s dici nt's part as to the day of meeting Mr PEMBERTON— Mr Owen informed 111" that the mistake is on your side. It was the Council and not the Ccnmiittee. The mistake is on your side, as usual. Mr PEAKE—Oh, as usual. Mr PEMBERTON* got up again to xplain Ids as usual," but Alderman PETER .JONES said that Mr Pemberton was there on suff-minc^ only while he (Mr Jones) was a m-,mb?r. the muter ha 1 been referred to the Public Works Committee and must first of all be considered by the Committee. The CLERK said he would communicate the date of the meeting to Mr Pemberton and Mr PEMBERTON having said he meant nothing wrong by as usual, only there had been "simply a slip" before, the matter dropped. CORRESPONDENCE. The Wednesdays United Football Club asked for a football field on Plas Crag adjoining Mr Pope's, but the Council thought it too wet and did not grant the application. Mr William Kprltage asked for a vacant place for a smithy in Portland-road, but the Council let the letter lie on the table, Mr J. R. JAMES, grocer, applied FOR the sites ot two houses in Smithtield-road and the Clerk was directed to place tne application on the next agenda. POSTAL SERVICE. The CLERK stated that the Town Clerk some time ago wrote relative to a better postal service and had received the following reply 19th August. Sir, -In Mr Sdton's absence, I beg to acknowledge the rece'pt of your letter of the 16th August respecting the night mail service to Aber- ystwyth. A slight acceleration in the running of the train from "Welshpool ha* recently been effected, but I regret to say that the Department has up to the pres-nt, been u; ab'e t) effect any malerial im- provement in the service. The question, however, will not be lost sight of." Captain DOCGHTOK said—I tiliok the time has really now arrived when we should insist on some- thing being done to remedy the ex sting state of things with reference to the postal service. We have been begging year after year for more than ten years for reform, but all we get is a polite promise to look into the matter and the business is shelved. I think the practical way of dealing with the qaestion will be to consult our Welsh members and wheu they know how we have been and are being treated, they will do as the Irish members did when they some years ago tackle I the Post Office authorities and never save them any peace until the nnguificant service, enjoyed by even the poor western districts of Ireland, was secured. Further, when we consider that tll- distanc; from London to Aberystwyth is but 2:)0 miles, yet it takes about ten h-urs to perform, whilst to Holy- head, which is thirty-five miles greater dis'ance, it takes four hours less time. Letters are not delivered at Aberystwyth before nine o'clock during the summer months, c frequently visitors, tradesmen, and other?, are put to great inconvenience owing to the non- delivery of letters before the departure cf the morning trains and it appears that the delivery is the same now as it WAS five years ago. You may remember that up to 1S93 the Cambrian Railway received £ 5,500 for carrying the mails, bat in 1S94 the annual payment was increased to 1:13,500, at which figure it still remains. Ther. fore tne Cam- brian has b-pn forttiiiate enough to fnJ)Y an in- creise of £8,000 per annum through, I presume, the agitation brought on by this Council, yet Aber- ystwyth and district are left ut in the cold. Let- ters posted in London the previous evening are de livered even in Cork, 510 miles distant, about three j hours later only than in Aberystwyth, whicn is but half the distance from London. Deputations and correspondence have been merely waste of time and money hitherto. We should now adopt another method and I hope we shall be unanimous in agree- ing to the following resolution Resolved that in ismuch as all attempts have by this Council to s-cure a better postal service for Aberystwyth and district failed, the time has arrived when it is necessary to bring the matter before Parliament, and with that object a committee be appointed to prepare a statement of facts and that the Welsh fTlP:ilh,>f3 be tsked to take toe matter up with the above obj-ct." Tne MAYOR, in an undertone, asked Mr C. M. Wdliams, who was sitting near by, if it was not a matter that should be put on the. aenlla. and Mr WILLIAMS paying it was, the MAYOR said out to the Council—Would it not be better to pnt the subject on the agenda f r tie next meeting ? Captain DocugTON—Well, I see that Mr C. M. Williams ha, told you to do that but there we have been for years turning on the same pivot. We are swinging from one point to another and gaining nothing. I' it is better to have it in Mr Williams's name, let it he lone tf at way. Mr C. M WILLIAMS—I did not suggest to the' Mayor that it should be put on tne agenda. Th = Mayor merelv mentioned to me that it should be put on and there is nofbing to lose^hy the delay. Parliament is prorogued and the Welsh members are not together in London. Cap'ain UorGHTON—Why delay ? We have been dal yins with tll subject long enough. I am surprised to at the Mayor ii guided by his right hand supporter. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS—He was not guided, Captain DOCGHTON—He was, sir. You told him. I SlW you. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS—That is untrue like many other s atements you make. The MAYOR—No, it is not untrue. I asked Mr Williams if it was not better to put it on the agpfina. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS—Have some regard for the truth. truth. Cap'ain DOCGFITON (to the Mayor)—You are guided by somebody near you always. The MAYOR—No. HACKNEY CARRIAGES. Mr David Jones, Buildings, wrote complaining that Inspect~r Morgan prevented his leiving the stand on the Marine-t- rrace to go about the town whereas he had an engagement to go t a place in Little D rkea e-street and the people were now thr-atening him with proceedings for not coming. The matter was referred to the General Purposes Committee. PUBLIC LIGHTS. Mr PEAKE brought up the report of the Public Lights Committee which recommended the pay ment of f35 1 7 4d for gas for the quarter. The Committee also reported that tenders were received from 'he Electric Company and the Gas Company and the Committee recommended that an agre-nient should b entered into between the Corporation and the Electric Light Company for a period of two years, to commence on October 1st, 189S, for the supply of electric current and mdntenance of twenty-eight arc lights at JE17 17s per lamp por annum. The question of incandescent gas lighiing was also considered and the Committee recommended that the Surveyor should erect two lamps of eight candle power for testing purposes in a most convenient position. The Gas Company's tender was also fully con- sidered and the matter deferred panding the testing of the incandescent lighting. In moving the adoption of the report, Mr PEAKF. aid that Mr Preece r.'commended the payment of 1:16, but the Committee agreed to pay fl7 17s for two years. In the meantime matters might develop. Mr WYNNE seconded the adoption of the report. In rep'y to Alderman Palmer, Mr PEAKE said the Corporation agreed to pay JE17 17s for the twenty- eight lamps ith five per cent for maintenance. Capt DOCUIITON said a gas lamp had been fitted up in Great Darkgate-street which would cost £2 10j per annum only. If six or seven of those lampi were pliced ia a street would not that street be better lighted than by one arc lamp. the lighting radius of wtsioh v\a< very small indeed, particularly in North-parade and Portland street which were shaded by t, ees ? In reply to Alderman Palmer, Mr PEAKE said the Gas Company's tinder was also considered s well as their proposal to put up lamps of 300, 200, and 100 candle power. Of course those lights en- tailed the use of the incandescent mantle and it would he noticed by the report that th Surveyor was directed to experimeot. The arc lighting w.s separate and distiuot. The Own had twenty-eijiut lamps supplied by the C InJpany at high pressure and the Committee felt the easiest way wmld be to (leal with the arc system fit1-)!, and then tit y could deal with incan le-cent lighting afterwards. The Committee had qutita.ious fur both. Captain DOCldIT,) said that twenty-eight arc lamp-i at £17 17s cune to £ 500 a year roughly. Mr PEAKE added that the lighting of the town at present, c o-t fSOO a year. Mr WM, THOMAS said tha' Captain Poughton's remarks were worthy of consideration. Tne town nad t lamps of 2,000 candle po.ver T'I'Jn¡:n,}' What it was actually he aid not kno v. No doubt that had weighed with the Com- mittee in fixing npni :.n agreement for a short peri M! only. Iu the meanwhile the matter could oe considerr d whether it would not be advisable to have- more Ityhts of a lower can "lie power Ciptaiu Dt)[-(;IlION said the town could have 196 gas lamps of 300 candle p lwer for the price paid for the twenty-eight (re lamps. Mr Pu Kb: said bet. re the Council entered into A contract with the Gas Company he should like to hat e r.lie mantles-testrd, for his present opinion was that toe mantles were not su.table for public light- ing at Aberystwyth and never would be. He had an incandescent ligh: in B to-street and the mantle la-ted nine days only and then there was no light. Capta n Don;UTON said lump w: s only a ghost of a light. Hie one in Great Darkga.e -treet was a new patent. Mr PTOUCO said he was agent for th incandescent light for three years and ought to know. He moved that Captain Doughton should attend the next meeting ot the Commute?. Captrtin DOT-CHITON saying that would be a waste of time, the motion to adopt •.he rep rt was adopted, Mr Marks not voting. Mr PEAKE thOllghr, ith regard to a statement made iu toe pit picss, ;t was a i, ion up n the Comndt Notice bad been,ii of the rather in«-tl'*etive supply of t-1 ctr e cuavnt daring the pa-t months and things had been remedied. Witn regard to the suggestion made by a cir ain pe;so.i, certain things had been dooe a-id the 1 got wan n<.w f"r bttter than it had b en too so.m time. With regard to »ho statement by 'he pit lie press that such a-d such was the time when comment ought to be made—when the Committee were con- sidering the nvvt-r of i-lectiic lighting—and that complai ti ought to bo made. Compla'uts w re made and the Committee vvere not so sh tt-sighted a ihe press took them t) 1)2. GENERAL IU*R!\)SK> C j\DIITTE r Mr WYNNE proposed and Mr PEAKE '-econded the adoption of the report of the General Purposes Committee which recommended that the existing agreement with Mr Collins should be adhered to. The CLERK said that Mr Collins wrote desiring to renew the agreement and that matter was referred to the Committee. HARBOUR. Captain DOUGHTON brought up the report of the Harbour Committee which recommended a new mooring chain on St David's Wharf and the re- storation of other moorings and the report was adopted. PUBLIC WORKS. Alderman PETER JONES brought up the report of the Committee which recommended the approval of a p'an tf dwelling house proposed to be treat d a: Caeygog by Mr Jenkin Jones, Boxth, the plans to be subject to certain alterations. FINANCE. Mr C. M. Williams brought up the report of the Finance Committee which recommended that Mr D. C. Roberts, having applied for renewal of le:ts of Tref,!clnn prop rty, that the Town Clerk write to him for terms on which he would surrender to the Corporation the thld adjoining the timber yard on receipt of which the Committee would be in a position to consider terms for the renewal of the lease of the timber yard. The Committee having consul red Mr Thomas Jones's letter in regard to his s»wp t in Tanycap, recommended that he should be offered £ 35 without prejudice. The Cor- porat:on offices being inconveniently small, the Committee instructed the Surveyor to prepare plan and estimate f. r enlarging the sime. The Committee also recommended tnat budding sites situate between Plascrug Walk and Holy Trinity Church should be ottered by auction on Tuesday, 20th S ptember, at twelve and that no extension of time be allowed the Rev J. A. Jenkins for build- ing in Cambrian-street. Agreements for leaser, &c., were approved for David Evans, Portland- road; Mr T. E. Salmon, Railway-terrace; Mr J. D. Belham, South-road Mr J. Morris, 15, Terrace- road Mrs M. J. Davie- S. Peumaesg!as-road and Mtss Clarke, 18, Queen's-road. Alderman PETER -JON FS said there were three or four legal questions to he considered in connection with the pit aud before voting on it or discus- sing its merits, he should like to have the Town Cleik's opinion, but he was absent. He therefore suggested that it should be deferred. Mr C. M, WILLIAMS agreed, but on sitting down made a sound as if about to mike a reunrk He. however, did not say a word. Alderman PETER JONES (who was at the other end of the table) did not know whether the re- porters caught the marginal note and li,ped that if Mr Williams had anything personal to say with regard to his conduct he would sy it out. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS said he certainly should do so, but on that occasion he had said nothing. H3 did not know that he was in the habit of making margin '.1 notes. On the question of spending money 01 adding to the Corporation Offices, Ctptain DOUGHTON thought it inadvisable when it had already been decided to I rebuild the Town Hall and to remove the Corpora- tion Offices into the new building. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS said that some time would I elapse before tne Town Hall was built and some- I thing was required to be done at once to the Cor- poration offices. The Borough Accountant had a room seven feet wide only and the room in which the commirtees met w,s n't fit to stay in for any length of time. It would always be necssary to have offices in Smithfield. Tne estimated cost would be f,120 or £ 130 only. Mr WILLIAM THOMAS thought it wuld b? a wa-te of money. If members of the committees would give over smoking tne atmosphere wouH be better. The matter having been referrel to the Public Works Committee, it wa, agreed to hold a com- mittee of the whole Council to arrange details for thp -ale "f sites by aucti n. Tne other portions of t ie report were adopted. TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION. Th" National Telephone Company app'ied for tIrlllis'ion 't'Ó Hectpoles' iu different parts of the to" n to enabl- the Company to open an exchange, the tenancy to be terminable upon a six month-' notice on either side, but on the proposition of Alderman PETER JONES, it was agreed to direct the To-vn Clerk to ascjrtiin the Council's position in view of the r-cellt Parliamentary Committee's report. ANOTHER HITCH. The CLERK having said there was a number of tenders for the erection of tw-dve workmen's dwellings, Cap-ain DOUGHTON wished to know, before t'e tendpi s were "p-med, if sites had been decided upon; if so, where ? Mr C. M. WILLIAMS-aid tn" Council had decided upon the site-, b-tween Smithfield and tvie Rheidol; an! the Surveyor put the plan on the table. Mr WM. THOMAS asked if the Council was go ng to accept the lowest tender as a basis upon whic-i th-y were going to proceed or open the Lnddr. and then throw them to the wind. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS said the tenders we-e merely provisional and moved that they shcu'd be con- sidered in committee or tne wnoie council. i Mr WM. THOMAS olj-cted to Committee and t said they should be opened in op 11 Council. Mr lARK., said that no council in the kingdom were putting up houses such as the Aberystwytn Corporation contemplated, Tney were too large and could not be erected for what the Council pro I 03ed spending on the pr, j-c-. A seventeen-f o frontage was given and six rooms. He thought it would be better to give a smaller frontage and so bring the tenders within reasonable limit. The MAYOR thought that the Council ought to have decilecl upon the size of the house before putting people to the trouble of tendering. | MrC M. WILLIAMS sai that when the Council 8 aoreed to borrow £ 3.300, it was esti'oa'ed that each h use would co t from E150 to £160. Mr MARKS said that could not be done with the s'z1 of house specified. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS said the Surveyor had pre- pared plaos on that basis. Mr MARKS-And the Com nit-ee has fixed a seventeen feet frontage. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS said that some members wanted a wider froi tage than that. Mr MARKS moved that the tenders' should be opened. Alderman PETER JO-, Es explained that the object of getting tenders was to be able to go before t e L cal Government Board Commissioner and say they had a pract-cti contractor who was prepared to carry the Corporation's scheme out. He there- fore moved that the tenders should be opened. Mr ROBERT DOUGHTOX seconded the proposal and it was agreed t The tenders were as follows :—Mr David Pierce, E245 each house Mr William Jones, William- street, 93 420 for the twelve houses and 9-2S5 each hou-e. Mr Jones also tendered separately for the foundations. Messrs John Jones and Son, Grey's Inn-lane, 93,550 for the twelve Messr- David William- aod Co., Prospect-street, D327 each house and E2,7124 for the twelve Messrs Owen Brothers, £ 257 each hou-e Messrs Belham, £2,781 for twelve houses; Mr E. E. Jenkins, Minymor, South- terrace, f3,410 and Mr David Williams, Bilston House, Llanbaiarn, £24-0 each house. On the proposition of Mr MARKS, the Surveyor declared that his c-st-iiiate was E252 4s 4d for each house. Alderman PALMER then said that the hous's p o-. posed to be built were not Workmen's cottages. The SURVEYOR said it must be considered that the site was a most expensive one for dwellings of tha sort-. Mr WILLIAM TwnIAs-Or any other sort. The SURVEYOR ea d there would have to be concr-te foundations. The houses also vtere a larger size than they ought to be for artizans' dwelling. Mr MARKS moved that the, Surveyor shoulJ be instructed to prepare plan of Houses of four rooms and a scullery instead of a house of six ro^ms. Mr PEAKE sccmded tie proposition, seeing,that thp tenders wre too high. Mr C. M. WILLIAMS -l1gg sted that a mating of the whole Council should be held to consider the size d nouse to be built. Urdortunato'y, the plans had not he"!) much considered and toe Council, without much consideration, had fixed upon houses costing 1250. Having regard to what had been done by other authorities, he thought a cipitid house could be got fur 1:150 or £ 160. In some towns houses we e put up for £ 125. Captain DOUGHTON said the Council wa" now as far ahead as ttiey were tine years ago. Thy had 11eci(lcd upon th- most expensive place in the town and ho was of opinion that it was not; fit for house. Whv not build at the back of South-terrace or on the site al), ut to be let by auction ? The Council w o dd then swe 1:60 or £70 on foundation alone. Mr lVT. THOMAS seconded Mr C. M. Williams's proposition, but hoped ths Council. would not go to the i.ther»ixtreme and put up a Uncle Tom's c.biu or a house tha, Jack buiit. Ho should protest against a frontage of less than sixteen feet. The SURVEYOR said he had prepare 1 a plan for a house of s-xt,en f et and was then rold to prepare a plan of a house of seventeen feet frontage. The class of house to be put up for an artizan was two 100ms above, two rooms below, -in ) a scullery. A'denmn PALMER said if the Council put up houses such as was at first proposed tney would have two fam lies living in one houae asd so per- petuate the existing state of things. I I'a th n agreed to refer the mitter to a com- mutes of the whole Council, the Mayor to be con- vent r Tne Council debated a matter in Committee for a shor. time and then separated. ANNUAL BREWSTER SESSIOX.S, FRIDAY. SEPT. 2NO. — Before John Jenkins, Esq mayor Griffith Will am*, Robert Doughton, Thomas Hugh Jones, John Morgan, E P Wynne, Isaac Hopkdis, R. J. Jon-s, John Lewis, and E lwai-d Evaus, Esqrs. Riutfitrcd of Licence*.—Superintend nt Pnili;ps re- ported that the public-houses in the horough com prised 25 seven-day licences, 27 six-day licences, 4 grccers' licences, and one wine licen e, heing at the rate of one public-house to 129 persons inclusive of one wine and grocer's licence. The Sunday Clcs ing Act halbem generally well observed and the pub'ic-houses had been fairly well conducted. No proceedings had been taken against any public- house. During the year 201 persons had been summoned and apprehended for drunkenness, of whom eighty-six had been convicted, being a de- crease of ten as compared with 1897. Thirteen occasional licenses and twenty-four extensions of time had been granted during the year. —The Chief Constable having no objection, all the licenses were renewed.- The last Wednesday in September was fixed for the adjourned sessions.








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