Hide Articles List

11 articles on this Page


acts ani) JFANCTES, -----......................................................



BAUMOUTH. BAPTIST CHAPEL.—The Rev D. L. Parkes, Harr-'gate, preached at the Baptist Chapel last Sund-iy WESLKVAN CHAPEL.—The English services for the summer s-ason commence at the Wesleyaa Chapel next Sunrlav. NCRSK SUNDAY.—Collections were made at all the ch tpe's rfinl churches on Sunday towards the Nursing Association The collec:ions totalled con- siderably more than last year. CONSIDERATION*.—The Committee of the District Nursitig Assneiition having regard to the large dis- trict wluoh Nurse Jones has to cover, has decided to provide here with a Rover bicycle. SPECIAL SERVICE. —A special service in con- nection with the Girls' Friendly Society was held at St. John's Church on Tuesday evening. The Rev Ed. Hughes, the rector, officiated. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY.—A meeting of the Christian Endeavour S leidy of the Caers^lem C.M. Ciiap 1 was held on Saturday night, Mr Hugh Evans presiding. A p ,Per was read by Mi s L'wis on Gwefus Rydd." OrTisr;.—The annual outing of the Baptist C risti in EndeavourSociety took place last Wednes- day afternoon. Tne party, numbering twenty, was dr.veil in brakes, supplied by Mr Ellis Morris, to Llanbedr. The weather was beautifully fine and an enjoyable time was spent. CRICKET.—A cricket match was played on Mon- day at the Recreation Ground between a team selected hy Mr Armer and the County School. Mr Armer's team went in first and scored fifty-three. The Scoo- 1 followed and only scored twelve. They proceeded with the second innings when they scored forty-five. Stumps were then drawn. IMPROVING BARMOUTH.—It appears as if M'ssrs Andrews and Son and Mr Macdoodle have entered intn a fr endly contest for adding to the attractions of Barmouth. The latter is now building a pavilion in Fairbourne which will accommodate about five hundred persons. The trams along the tram line between the river and Fairbourne are also being run more frequently and are beiug patronized by visitors. COUNTY SCHOOL BUILDINGS.—It is expected that the new buildings will be so far advanced by the end of July as to enable the ceremony of the laying of foundation stones to be performed. Amongst those who have been asked to take part in ;the function are Sir John Brunner, Mr Solomon Andrews, Mr Evan Thomas, Birmingham, and Mrs Perrins, Plas mynaeh. 1 HE RATES.—At present the rates, including the general and district and poor,amount to about lis As the result of the sanction of the Local Govern- ment Board to spread the repayment of all loans over a period of sixty instead of thirty years, it is expected that the Council will be in a position to reduce the general and district rate from 7s 9J to 6s 9d or 6s 6d. GONE OUT OF THEIR WAY.—On Wednesday morning week a boat containing two men landed on the beach a little to the north of the town. The men consisted of a part of the crew of the fish- ing smack from Brixham which, on the previous evening in consequence of the mist, passed Cardi- gan Lightship without seeing it and proceeded aR far as the Causeway. The men came ashore to asceitain their whereabouts. It took them two hours to make the journey. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH.—Before Charles Williams, Esq.. in the chair; the Rev J. Gwynoro Davies, Ellis Wilkin, Lewis Lewis, W. J. Morris, E. M. Davies, and John Evans, EsqrR. A Saturday Night Scene.—Robert Lewis, Gibral- tar terrace, Barmouth, was charged by P.S. Williams with having been drunk and disorderly on May 20th.-P.S. Williams said defendant, who was very drunk, about eleven at night entered the house of a. man named Hughes twice and wanted the occu- pier to fight. He caused a large crowd to gather.— The Bench imposed a fine of 5s and costs.—Margaret Hughes, Gibraltar-terrace, was afterward charged by P.S. Williams with having made use of obscene language on the same evening.—Defendant admitted the offence and said she made use of the words in a temper owing to Lewis entering her house all the time and challenging her husband to fight.-P.S Williams said defendant used the most disgusting language in the presence of the crowd. — Defend- ant I was in a temper.—The Bench fined her 5s and costs and the Chairman hoped she would have her temper under control in future. Rejttsing to Quit Licensed Premizes.Peter Jones. Tynygroesbach, Dolgelley, was charged by Henry Parsons, Halfway House, Bontddu, with having refused to quit the licensed premises, the Halfway House, when requested to do so.—Complainant said he asked defendant to leave about nine in the even ing. At that time he was certainly net sober and yet he couid not say he was drunk. He had to eject him by force at t3n.—The Rev Gwynoro Davies When did defendant arrive at your inn ? —Complainant He came by coach.—How long did he remain ?—I am not quite sure.—Surely you ca fay ?—About three or four hours.—Alderman Lewis: Was he sober when he came in?—Com- plainant I think so.—The Rev Gwynoro Davies You say you asked him to leave at nine yet YO1 allowed him to stay until ten ?—Complainant I could not persuade him to leave.—Tne Chairman Did you serve him with drink after nine?—Com plainaDt No, not if drop.—Thf» Rev Gwynoro Davies How many glasses did he have to drink altogether?—Complainant: I should say about eight or nine glasses of beer. I may 81Y that I do not wish to press the charge. I brought the case forward so that I might have some protection. It is very hard that I should have to put up with persons of this sort continually.—The Chief Con- stable Did the defendant strike you ?—Complain- ant (pointing to bruises on his face) Yes, on the head and face, but I did not want to mention that fact —Defendant said he entered the inn about half-past five. About nine he asked for a small bottle of whisky, but Parsocs refused to serve him although he was not drunk. Later on he attempted to throw him down the steps cut of the house and he must have struck him in his < fforts to avoid a fall.—Defendant was fined 5s and costs; and the Chairman said the Bench were very thankful to Mr Parsons for the way in which he conducted the Halfway House. A Month too Soon.—Mr G. W Pyhus, solicitor. Barmouth, applied for the transfer of the license of the Crown Hotel from Mr Edward Wyatt to Mr Wm. Waterhouse, the present occupier, to whom the license had been temporarily transferred at the last Petty Sessions.—The Clerk said only temporary transfers could be granted that day. The next Court was the Court when full transfers could be made. — Mr Pybus I have made a mistake. Out of Court.—Mr C. E. Breese, solicitor, Port madoc, applied for the temporary transfer of the license of the Henblas Inn from Mr Pugh to Mr David Davies, Beach-road. Mr Davies, added Mr Breese, was well known to the Bench and was a highly-respected man in Barmouth. He had given notice to the police of his intention to apply for the temporary transfer and they had intimated that no objection would be made by them. He (Mr Breese) understood that the Barmouth Temperance Associa- tion proposed opposing the application. It was a most unusual thing to offer opposition to an appli- cation for a temporary transfer. The time to object was when the application for the full transfer was made. He submitted that the Association had no locus standi. He asked the Bench's ruling on the point.—Mr R. Guthrie Jones, solicitor, Dolgelley, said he appeared for the Temperance Association. The Clerk: Do you propose offering evidence against the application.—Mr -Jones Yes, I lisye witnesses in Court.—-The Chairman said as evidence was to be offered, Mr Breeze's objection would not hold.—Replying to the Chairman, Mr Breeze said Mr David Davies would, if the application were granted, keep the Henblas Inn himself or appoint a responsible person to hold it for him.—Mr Guthrie Jones inquired whether the present holder of the license, Mr Dd. Pugh, was present.—Mr Breeze replied no.—Mr Guthrie Jones pointed out that the statute expressly stated that the application for the temporary transfer was to be made by the present holder. He submitted that without Mr Pugh offering evidence, the Bench could not grant the application.—The Bench upheld this view, the Chairman stating that Mr Pugh was a necessary party to the proceedings" according to the statute.—Mr Guthrie Jones: Exactly. My friend has no locus standi. He is out of Court.—Mr Breeze said he would tender evidence himself as the solicitor acting for Mr Pugh.—Mr Guthrie Jones said it was unusual for a solicitor to offer evidence personally in an application of that sort.— The Bench decided to adjourn the application to the next Court to enable Mr Pugh to be present.— Before the Court rose, Mr Pugh appeared but as Mr Guthrie Jones and the witnesses of the Temper- a.nce Association had left the Cour the application could not be proceeded with. School Attenrlances-Joho Jones, 1, Porkington- tersace, was summoned for employing a child, daughter of Rose Owen, under thirteen years of age, and Rose Owen, Tai Isaf, Barmouth, was summoned for having neglected to send her child to sc ool.—Jones said he did not employ the child. She cale to play with his children.—Rose Owen also said Mr Jones did not employ her child. The reason why she did not send her to sctiool was because she was subject to head affectIOnR and diseases.—The Bench dismissed both ° • f ^airman saying it would not do to let a child with ringworm mix up wi £ h other children. Vlse mother to secure a medical cer hate.- ca8e against Ellen Jones, Penygraig, of neglecting to send her child to school was with- drawn, the child being stated to be fourteen.—Rd. Morris, Llyndu, lhrmouth; Griffith Griffiths, joiner, Barmouth and Mary Williams, Sandy Creek, Barmouth, were fined 2s 6d for neglecting to send their children to school.—Mary Williams said she was out washing almost every day and could not always see to her child attending school. She did her level best.—Hugh Morris, Glyndwr House, Barmouth, was summoned for a similar offence.—-His wife wrote a letter stating that if they wished her husband present they must by some means or other serve him with a summons on the Atlantic Ocean, he being on his way to Newfoundland. (Laughter).—Thecase was adjourned, the Chairman saying they could do nothing in the absence of the defendant.—The Clerk said the wife could be sum- moned.—David Jones, Wesley House, Barmouth, was fined Is for a similar offence.—The Chairmau asked Mr John Lloyd, clerk to the School Board, who prosecuted, whether the fines in all previous cases had been paid ?—Mr Lloyd All, except one. —The Rev J. Gwynoro Davies impressed upon Mr Lloyd the necesuty of being in readiness with full particulars pertaining to all cases brought forward, aUo to have the attendance officer present in future, 30 tint there mighc be 110 hitch.—Mr Lloyd I expected to see tne attendance officei here to-day. -Alder,nan Levis How could he when he is on his way to London.—Mr Lloyd afterward applied for an order to send a boy named David Jones to the Industrial School.—The Clerk You must issue a summons first of all and prove several con- victions. Setthxl —It was stated that an assault case from Dyffryn had been settled out of Court. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, TUESDAY, JUXE 20TH.-Preent Mr Hugh Evans, presiding (in the absence of the Rev J. G uyuon) Davi-s, who was at the Sassiwn at Denbigh), Messrs O. W. Morris, Evan Richards, John Richards, H. Wynne Williams, William Owen, Edward Williams, D. E. Davies, William Owen, Robert Williams. Richard Roberts Messrs William George, clerk Owen Jones, assistant clerk John Adams, surveyor and inspector, and David Owen, rate collector. THE COUNCIL AND THE GAS COMPANY. Mr Wynne Williinis ask"d whether the resolu- tion passed by the Council with regard to supplying the Gas Company with water had been carried rut? —The Surveyor repli, d no.—Mr Wynne Wi'.liams: How is it thatthe resolution has not been enforced ? —The Assistant Clerk said a deputation from the the Council had waited upop Mr Woodford, thp manager of the Gas Company. The Rev J. Gwynoro DMies, the chairmau, one of the deputation, had informed him that he hoped to be able to report to the Council shortly that an amicable settlement had been arrived at. — Mr O. \V. Morris The report has not come to hand.—The Assistant Clerk No, notyet. — Mr D. E. Davies and the Chairman said it had been agreed to leave the matter in abeyance for a short t'me so as to arrive at an amicable settlement.—Mr Wynne Williams What I wish to point out is that we pass a resolution to do a cer- tain thing and that we do not enforce that resolu- tion. I have no objection to coming to an amicable settlement.—Mr D. E. Davies The resolution was to come to terms or cut off the supply. In ail likelihood an amicable settlement will be arrived at if we wait a short time.—The Chairman If we can do so, let us come to an amicable arrangement. —Mr Wynne Williams I draw attention to the question of regularity. THE FOUNTAIN. Miss Cobbe of Hengwrt wrote thanking the Council for their letter and for their kind and wel- come information respecting the fountain on the Parade. She was very glad that the place it occupied was now to be cleared and that it might prove ornament to the town and useful to the poor donkeys and dogs. There were many objections to uniting a drinking fountain with one for horses and ponies. (The Chairman: Quite right.) She suggested that a tap and vessels for drinking purposes should be placed near the Rail- way Station.—Captain Richards said he had spoken in favour of having a drinking fountain near the fountain for animals in order that the waste water might run to the same pipes. Of course he meant that the fountains should be separate, but near one another.—Consideration of the letter was referred to the General Purposes Committee. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE'S REPORT. HEATED DISCUSSIONS A meeting of the General Purposes Committee was held on May 29th when Mr Hugh Evans was appointed chairman for the currentyear. The Clerk was directed to request the return of the agree ments which had been sent for signature to vaiious persons using water for purposes other than domestic. At a meeting of the Committee held on June 5th, the Committee decided to recommend the following estimates for adoption by the Council :— Sewerage, £40; water supply, £50; main roads, £210 other roads, £50 scavenging and collecting of house refuse, £225 public lighting, £140; total, £715. With regard to repairs and improvements in respect of public footpaths, the Committee agreed that the sum of JE5 would be sufficient, but deferred coming to a decision until the Town Improvement Committee had completed the inspection of the public footpaths within the district. The Com- mittee recommended that Mr Meredith Evans, who appeared before them, should be charged at the rate of f3 for the supply of water to t' e Bath House. At a meeting of the Committee held on June 13th the question of water supplied for domestic and other purposes was considered. The Committee recommended that a charge of f3 per annum be made for water supplied to Messrs Thomas and Jones, Mineral Water Works, to include water for the horse a charge of f3 per annum on Mr John H. Davies to work his turbine and including water for the horses a charge of 25s per annum for water supplied to work the organ at Christ Church and for domestic purposes that a uniform charge* of 5s per annum should be 'made for water used at the following chapels and churches in the town for domestic purposes: — St. David's Church, Caersalem, Wesleyan, English Congregational, Welsh Congregational, and Baptist Chapels, St. Tudwal's Church, and Pirk-road C. M. Chapel. The ciuestion of water supplied to St. John's Church was left in abeyance. The Com- mittee further recommended that Llanaber School Board be charged £12 per annum for water to the Board Schools for the last two years and that the i-ame charge be made for the future that Mr John Hughes, primer, be charged jM for water thats.s. "Telephone" be charged f3; and that 5.S, Jubilee" be charged £1. A letter was read from Mr C. S. Denn;so, the general manager, on behalf of the Cambrian Railway Company, upon the matter of the water supplied for the use of the Company at Barmouth Station. The Committee recommended that the Council adhere to the resolution that they had already adopted, to charge 61 p"r 1,000 gallons for the water used that the Company be charged at the rate of 53 per annum for water supplied to each horse that the Sur- veyor should report on the matter of the supply to the cattle pen on the railway premises. The Com- mittee also recommended that the sum of £2 per annum should be charged for water supplied for the purpose of generating electricity at Brynmynach that the Surveyor report as to water supplied Mr Bishop for building purposes that the sum of 103 per annum be charged Mr Owen Williams, Marine House, for water supplied through a trough in a field at Llanaber and that the Surveyor ascertain the amount of the ratable value of the farm occupied by Mr Allsop at Llanaber, so as to fix upon the charge for water supplied through the two troughs on the farm. At a meeting of the Com- mittee held on June 15th, a petition was read from the occupiers of Marine-terrace requesting the attention of the Council to the state ot the road at the back of the Terrace. The Committee recommended that the various owners should be written to asking them to agree to a joint scheme which would remedy the evil complained of. A letter was read from Mr David Davies, Beach-road, complaining that the Council had let the ground which he had given for the use of the public as a cab-stand. It was resolved to write to Mr Davies asking his authority for making the statement, which the Committee declared was not correct. A letter was read from Mr W. Jones, Lion Hotel, complaining with regard to the cartage of house refuse. A letter waa^received from the Ratepayers Union enclosing a resolution condemning the ex pense incurred on the Marine-parade near the Railway Station and also calling attention to the state of some of the roads within the district. The Committee instructed the Surveyor to have the holes in the roads filled up and the roads otherwise improved where necessary. The tender of Messrs Minshall and Co. for dust bins was recommended for adoption- The Committee also recommended that before any new supply of water was granted iafuturea written application must be made through the Clerk, which application must be considered by the Committee. It being stated that a part of a bake-house in the town was being used as a dwelling house it was resolved that the Inspector and Medical Officer should visit the place and report thereon.— The Ratepayers Union in their letter which was read urged upon the Council to ascertain their exact position with regard to the law costs and to deal with financial matters in open Council as much as possible, so that the ratepayers might form a better idea of the state of their finances.—Mr David Davies's letter was also read, in which he condemned the Council for utilising the land as a cab stand. He understood that the Council had paid £75 in improving the place. He was prepared to pay the Council £125 if they trans- ferred the land back to him.—Mr John Richards said the Council had clearly gained f50 upon that transaction ind if it was the wish of the generality of the ratepayers to sell the land back to Mr Davies and thus gain JE50 he, as one member of the Council, had no objection.—The Chairman said if they transferred the land back to Mr Davies, the public mieht lose many privileges enjoyed by them at the present time.—Mr Wynne Williams: Then why did you complain of the money spent in im- proving the place ?—Captain Richards It is worth more than £125 to the town.—Mr John Richards I should think so.—It was agreed not to entertain the offer.—Mr Edward Williams then referred to the matter of supplying the Railway Company with water and proposed that the offer which they had made to pay at the rate of 5d per 1,000 gallons in respect of water supplied to all sources, including the water columns, should be accepted. He thought the Council should meet theCompany. —MrW.O wen seconded the proposition.—Captain Richards Can we sell water at less than it costs us ?—The Clerk It would be maladministration. You are the judges, however.—Mr O. W. Morris said the Council charged Llanaber School Board £12 and it would not be fair to the School' Board to accept the offer of the Railway Company.—Mr William Owen said according to the arrangement first entered iu. to with the School Board they owed £30, but the Council accepted £20 and ultimately reduced it to £ 12.—An altercation ensued between Mr Wynne Williams and Mr William Owen, Mr Williams ask- ing if a record was taken of the water used by Mr Owen whereupon Mr Owen said Mr Williams used more water than anybody else in the town in the stme position. (Loud laughter.)—Mr D. E. Davies proposed as an amendment the acceptance of the offer of the Company provided they guar- anteed using two millio-a gallons. — Mr O. W, Morris seconded the amendment, remarking that that would bring in to the Council about £ 37.—Mr Edward Willi ams not ac cepting the amendment, the proposi- tions were put to the vote, when the ameudment was carried by five to four.— Mr Edward Williams asked how it was proposed spending the jE40 for sewerage mentioned in the estimate.—The Surveyor said he had gone fully into tne matter with the Committee, but he had not got the paiticulars at hand then.—Mr Wil- liams then asked what the sum of f50 in respect to the water works was for ? What was the stock- in-trade on the water works at present ?—Trie Surveyor £ 25.—Mr Edward Williams: Well, I want to know where this jE75 is to be expended ? —The Surveyor said part would be expended iu Fronoleu, but as he said before, he had not got all the papers containing the details at hand.—Mr Edward Williams said all the particulars shoul be before the Council.—Mr Wynne Williams: I suppose the Committee were satisfied with the estimate.—Mr Edward Williams Yes, hut I wmt to be sa'isfied as well. Main roads, £ 210—how is that accounted f. r ? How is that to be spent ?—The Surveyor I can not say what, will happen in the future. That is the estimate.—Mr Edward Williams said he- wanted to know how they had arrived at that sum more than another sum, say £100, £200 or £300 ?— The Chairman How do we arrive at estimates ? — Mr Richard Roberts said the Committee were there fer a long time and went into all the de- tails carefully.—The Surveyor said it was a new thing for him for a member to be making those catechisms after the Committee had passed the estimate and he had not brought the papers. — Mr Edward Williams I cannot vote before I am fied upon these points. I.propose that the matter be deferred.—Mr O. W. Morris said it had been the rule after the Committee had made the estimate with the Surveyor that it should be dealt with by a committee of the whole Council.—The Surveyor I may say that this is the first time the Surveyor has been catechised on the estimate in this manner.- The Chairman said the Committee spent hours over the estimate. They based all the estimates on the amounts spent in the past and what the Surveyor said would be required during the year.—The Clerk suggested that this report should be adopted as a basis for further consideration by the CommiLttee of the whole Council.—Mr Evan Richards proposed th is.—Mr D. E. Davies seconded the proposition which was carried. HYMN SINGING EXPENSIVE. Mr Ed. Williams asked how the Committee had arrived at the sum of 25s which they charged Christ Church for water for the organ. He wanted the particulars,—Mr John Richards: Would you like us to give you the lengths of the pennillion which are sung there. (Laughter.)—Mr Ed. Williams: Mr Chairman The Chairman Mr Richards is alluding to the fact that we received a letter stat- ing that the water would be paid for according to the hymns sung there.—Mr Wm. Owen: When they sung the" Old Hundred" there it comes ex- pensive. (Loud laughter.)—Mr Edward Williams (banging his fiat on the table) Mr Chairman, I appeal to you for order. Have they been paying for water these last years?—The Surveyor: I do not think they have. — Mr Ed. Williams (hotly) Is it right that some members should be ignored by other members like this when asking questions.— The Chairman I understood .—Mr Edward Williams (interrupting) I am speaking on the re- port of the General Purposes Committee We have treated them like gentlemen and I expect an answer to my questions. On what basis do you arrive at this sum ? As a member of the Council I want to know.—The Surveyor said first of all Mr Roberts, one of the chief members of the Church, sent suggestions that fifteen shillings would be a reasonable sum. This was raised to 25s. The Committee arrived at this sum after having taken into consideration the amounts paid by other chapels for washing pur poses.—Mr Edward Williams My contention is that the Committee arrived at this amount by adopting Mr Roberts's suggestion as to the length of the pennillion and so on.—Mr John Richards I appeal to the Chairman.—The Chairman We took 110 notice of the letter of Mr Roberts.—Mr John Richards then explained that the Committee took into consideration the horse power required to work the organ and the sums paid by other persons. —The Chairman You see there is no meter and how would you arrive at a price, MrWilliams ?—Mr Williams You must allow us to discuss these re- ports, you know. — Mr R. Roberts thought the amount was small in proportion to the amount charged to chapels for washing.—Mr Edward Williams agreed and proposed that the report be deferred.—No one seconded Mr Williams's pro- position, and the report was adopted. IMPROVEMENTS.—ANOTHER BREEZE. The Town Improvements Committee reported that Mr William Owen had been elected chairman for the ensuing year. The Committee had directed the Boating Inspector and Inspector of Hackney Carriages to examine all requisitions for new licences and to present a report to the Committee. They further resolved to inspect, in company with the Surveyor, all the footpaths within the district in order to ascertain the amount required in respect of repairs and improvements for the year ending March 31st, 1000.—Mr Wynne Williams I should like to know who called this Committee? Who fixed upon the time ?—The Clerk said the times were fixed by the Council and he supposed this was the ordinary meeting.—The Chairman Will any- one propose the adoption of this report?—Mr Wynne Williams I propose that it be not adopted as it has been held irregularly. — Mr D. E. Davies Did Mr Williams receive notice of the Committee meeting?—Mr Williams Yes.—Mr D. E. Davies Mr Williams was absent. Is the time of the Coun- cil to be wasted like this because Mr Williams stopped away for some reason ? This is a mere qu'bble, I propose that the report be adopted.— Mr William Owen seconded the proposition which was agreed to. FINANCE. The Finance Committee reported that Mr Edward Williams had been appointed chairman of the Com- mittee for the current year. Consideration of the estimate was deferred pending the receipt of the new schedule of loans from the Local Government Board. The Committee recommended payment of bills amounting to £ 76.—Mr D. E. Davies asked when the Committee were going to deal with the arrears of rates ? If they were not going to do it, the Council must appoint someone else. It was now June and the rate had not been made.—Mr Edward Williams said the Collector had not brought b his report as to defaulters and the Com- mittee would not make a rate until they received the complete schedule of loans.—The report was adopted. MORE STORMY WEATHER. SURVEYOR WANTS AN UNDERSTANDING. The Surveyor (Mr John Adams) read his report. in the course of which he said he had a personal matter to place before the Council. He wanted a clear understanding as to his duties in order that they might work amicably together. As they were aware, the Chairman, in admonishing him at the time of hig re-appointment, gave him what he called imperative instructions not to take orders from any individual member or from any committee until such orders, suggestions, or recommendations were duly confirmed by the Council. He took that to be his magna charta for the future, but in less than a month orders were given him from a com- mittee with instructions to have them carried out forthwith. He had to say that some of those orders had been carried out and some were being carried out and, morever, it was essential that some of them should be carried out without delay. He wanted to guard himself against being buffeted by any member for carrying out the decrees of a committee of which that member might possibly not be a member, but might feel aggrieved because work was carried out. (Some laughter.) Under existing circumstances that meinber^mio'nt use the remarks of the Chairman against him and prove him to be a disobedient servant, a thing for which he should be very sorry indeed Thus he was placed on the horns of a dilemma-Oaughter)- for he could not possibly obey two sets of circum- stances which did not run parallel. He did not want to complain of anything so long as things ran smoothly, yet possibly he was laying himself op.n to be found fault with. He should like to Isteer clear of the cylla of committees on the one hand, without getting wrecked on the Charybdis of the whole Council on the other hand. (Laughter.) er °["e. "pplored the Council to be more exp ICI in their instructions to him. If they would give 11m an indemnity if he obeyed the smaller authority at the expense of the larger he L 8a^^fied. The Sur veyor added IT h°Ped the Council saw his reason. He had recsived more instructions from the Committee last month than in any month, during his existence as surveyor there and, as he had stated, some of them were instructions which it was imperative to carry out at once. What he asked for was that the Council should indemnify him from members not on the Committee finding fault. He wanted to work amicably.—The Chair- an said it seemed to him quite right that the Surveyor should make that explanation. As they knew, there had been considerable talk and there seemed to be an impression that things were being controlled by a few. Mr^Adams was told that he was to do nothing withuut consulting the Council and it seemed that the Surveyor had perhaps taken t'he words too literally and had gone further than they really had-iutended.—Mr Evan Richards said the rule had been laid down that the Surveyor was not to accept instructions outside the Council. Now, he wished to ask the Surveyor whether he had received instructions from him to carry out any work whatever ?—The Surveyor said he never received instructions from Mr Richards. He might say that Mr Richards had often pointed out little defects to him which he always tried to remedy but as to being instructed by him to carry out any work, that had never happened, nor had he (the Surveyor) ever received instructions from any individual members of the Council.—Mr Wynne Williams Have I ———— ?—Mr Edward Williams I propose that we proceed.—Mr WTynne Williams (excitedly) I have been accused of hav- ing given orders to Mr Adams by Mr Hugh Evans and a newspaper has confirmed the charge. He must prove it to-day. — The Chairman: I do not think I have ever said that. — Mr Wynne Williams Yes, you said it of me as chairman of the Com- mittee.— Th« Chairman Nonsense.—The Sur- veyor in the same way .—Mr Hugh Evans This is entirely out of order.—-The Chair- man Will anyone propose the adoption of this report ?—Mr V. E. Davies: Let us go on with the other matters in the report —The Council then dealt with various items mentioned in the report.—It was decided, by seven votes to four, to accept the tender of the (hsdir Company for the supply of chippings for the road and, on the proposition of Mr Edward Williams, it was agreed to invite tenders for the supply of a few street lamps which the Surveyor said were needed.—Mr Edward Williams asked how the work of extending the life- boat slip was to be done -by day work or by con- iract?—The Surveyor said the work had been com- menced since Saturday. He commenced as soon as possible at the request of the General Purposes Committee.—Mr Williams asked why the Surveyor wanted to mention it in his report if he had already stirted it at the request of the Committee? He had hoped that they would have carried out what the Cnairman had asked, that no work should be done without being passed by the Council.—Mr Wynne Williams Hear, hear.—Mr Edward Williams added that some members might have some suggestions to make as to the work, but it seemed that certain members were to have no voice. — Mr Richard Roberts said it was not a new work, but the completion of work already commenced.—The Surveyor said he asked the Committee for cement to oom- plete the work and they clecid, d that it would be desirable to extend the slip.—Mr Edward Williams proposed that they should advertise for tenders for the work. It would only be fair to the ratepayers. —The Chairman I have about had enough of this. These questions are being raised after every report and the time of the Council is being wasted-tinker- ing with little things. Many things had to be carried out at once. It was no use leaving the place as it was as the Council would be responsible for auy accidents which occurred there.—Mr Edward Williams It is quite reasonab'e to ask what this will cost.—The Surveyor Two or three pounds.—Mr O. W. Morris It is nothing.—The report was then adopted and the matter dropped. DISPOSAL OF REFUSE. The Medical Officer reported that the place where the refuse was despesited was in an unsatisfactory state.—The report of a committee which had visited the spot was also read and the matter was referred to the General Purposes Committee. RATE COLLECTOR'S REPORT. The Rate Collector reported that he had paid f22 10s Od into the Bank during the month. Several orders had been put into force. He had been busy collecting water rates outside the dis- trict and would present a more detailed account at the 'next meeting —-The report was approved and the Council then resolved into committee.



Imperial flarliamcnt --..........-...............-


;ifront the gapers. -- -----…