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BALA. THE WEATHER.—The weather for the last few days has been beautiful and all the farmers of the district are exceptionally busy with the hay harvest. There has also been a large influx of visitors to the town during the last week. EXCURSION.—On Thursday last the members of the Zion C.M. Chapel, Oswestry, visited Bala for their annual trip. The weather was very line. The excursionists enjoyed themselves very much and admired the beautiful scenery of the district The superintendent of the ,chllol, Mr Roberts, kindly provided all the m.m bel" with an excellent tea which was given at the Vestry Roan of the C.M. Chapel. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, SATURDAY, JULY 15TH. —Present: Mr Evan .loin s, -I.P., chairma í; Miss Parry iuthe vice-ahair; Mrs Price, Mrs Parry, Mrs Morris, Messrs R,,b^rt Hug"es, L. ,J. Davies, J. J. EdwaV; Robert Tho iiii', Robert Divies, Daniel Robet s; J. R. Jones, clerk; T R. Dakiu, assistant cl-ik Eiwar i Jones relieving officer, and G. Roberts, master. Statistics.— Amount of out-r lief adinini tered during the past per Mr Edward Jones, £ 31 llsGd to 136paup^ s; c rresponding eriod last year, £ 35 7« Id to 160 ^.upers Number of vagrants relieved during the p :st torcntght, 17 as compared with 30 corresponding I)erlo(I last year. Number of inmates in the Hou-e nlng the past week. 19; corresponding week list YeAr 25. The balance in the treasurer's hand" was £ 221 13s lid, and checiues were signed f ir fl39 Ss d, The House.—Mrs Prtc" and Mrs Parry reported that they had visite, I the H',llse that day aud found all satisfactory and IOK'I.—Th^ Mast r reported that Mr J, O. Jones, Tyddynuchat, Llawryliettws, applied ,for the lad Thomas John Evans (14) from the House.—It wa- deeided that the bv be allowed to go, the Ma-t r to supply liitii with clothes and the case to be r< con -idered in a year Report.—Mr Bircham, the Local Government Board's inspector, visited the HOIle aud m de the following entry in the visi-or: book: "I have this day inspected the Workhouse. There are several place where the damp comes in through waits and ceilings These "hould be rep sired with- out further delay. Painting is required also to woodwork and tronglllng outside esptcially, though inside as weil should be dnne. lhere is no economy in letting a building go to the bad from wwit of timely rep iirs. These matters appear to have been referred to the Building Committee as long ago as February last. I was surprised to find I the vagranc wards not yet occupied. I do hope the Guardians will njw see that the contractor finishes off. Locks, etc., are wanted on the doors and the requisite furniture should be obtained. The beds should be the small iron vagrant beds now supplied for the special purpose and besides five for the cells, four more should be cbtaiued for the associated ward for surplus cases and no wooden beds or benches should be put up "—With respect to the vagrant ward, Mr R. Lloyd Jones, the architect, informed the Guardians that he had re- quested the contractor to complete the wards with- out further delay, and at a subsequent interview, the contractor had promised to finish and deliver up this work without any further delay.- With reference to the other remarks of Mr Bircham, a report was submitted by Mr R. Lloyd Jones of all the work to be done at the Workhouse.—It was decided that the whole work be entrusted to Mr Lloyd Jones and that he should procure tenders.— A report was read from Denbigh Asylum of the condition of paupar lunatics in the Asylum charge- able to Bala Union for the half-year ending 30th June last. Correspondence —Letters were read from the West Ham Town Council re national old-age pen- sions and education and from the Municipal Insurance Corporation Limited, enclosing scheme consisting of municipal insurance conducted on mutual lines. They were ordered to be laid on the table. A letter was read from the Guardians of the North Biorley Union, asking support to Sir Fortescue Fiannery's Bill to constitute chairmen of boards of guardians ex-officio justices of the peace. It was decided to support the Bill. URBAN COUNCIL (Adjourned Meeting), TUES- DAY, JFLY IITII.-Prestnt Mr R. W. Roberts, J.P. (chairman), Mr J. W. Roberts (vice-chair- man), Messrs R. Lloyd Jones, W. T. Jones, David Jones (joiner), H. 1,1. Davies, M. J. Jones, Ed. Jones, Evan Jones, T. R. Dakin (assistant clerk), and D. R. Roberts (surveyor). Library.—The Library Committee submitted a ^st of English and Welsh books which they recom- meudod the Council to purchase for the library. The list was approved of and instructions were given that the librarian should advertise for tenders for supplying the books. Plans.—The ground plan of the proposed new houses to be built by Mr Evan Jones opposite the Boys County School were again considered and the Street and Sanitary Committees which had been appointed to consider the question of reconstruct ing the main sewer which goes under the proposed new houses submitted their report in which they stated that on the recommendation of the Clerk they suggested that the Council should propose to Mr Evan Jones that he should do the alteration to the drain as mentioned by him. if he would pay half the cost.—After a lengthy discussion, it was ultimately resolved upon the motion of Mr J. W. Roberts, seconded by Mr H. LI. Davies, that the plans he approved of subject to adequate provision being made for flood water and also easy access to the public sewer in convenient places. The whole work to be done to the Eatisfaction of the Surveyor. Miscellaneous.—On the motion of Mr W. T. Jones, seconded by Mr Edward Jones, it was re- solved that in future the authority of -engaging and discharging workmen of the Council be left to the Surveyor.—Tne Water Committee submitted their report with reference to the water pipes, but it wan decided that the consideration thereof be deferred and the meeting was consequently adjourned to Fr'day evening, July 14th. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL (Adjourned Meet ing), FRIDAY, JULY 14TH. — Present Mr R. W. Robert". J.P., chairman Air J. W. Roberts, vice-chairman Messrs D. W. Jones, Edward Jones, H. LI. Davies, R. Lloyd Jones, W. T. Jones, T. R. Dakin, assistant clerk, and D. R. Roberts, surveyor. Water -The Water Committee presented their report on the desirability of having the main pipes laid in certain streets, and also of recon- structing some of the present main water pipes. The Surveyer had prepared a careful and volumin- j ous report ar d submitted a scheme of carrying out the work.—The Committee had considered the scheme of the Surveyor and they now submitted the following report :-(I) That the repoit of the Surveyor be accepted and adopted, but that the circulation should be completed and every sub main connected with the main at each end. (2) That we invite tenders for carrying out the whole work. (3) That the Surveyor prepare i-a detailed specification, etc,, for that purpose. On the motion of Mr J. W. Roberts, seconded by Mr Edward Jones, part 1 of the above report was adopted.—With reference to part 2, in which the Committee recommended that tenders be invited for doing the work, some discussion ensued.—Mr Edward Jones proposed that this part of the Com- mittee's report should also be adopted, but no one seconded the motion therefore the recom- menoation tell through.—On the motion of Mr J. \V. Roberts, seconded by Mr Edward Jones, part 3 of the report was adopted. It was also de- cided. on the motion of Mr J. W. Roberts, seconded by Mr D. W. Jonps, that the Surveyor should aUo prepare au estimate of the c 1st of carrying out the work in sections.—Yv7ith respect to procuring money for defraying the cost of doing the work, it was decided, upon the motion of Mr R. Lloyd Jones, seconded by Mr R W. Roberts, that the Finance Committee be asked to prepare a report of the financial position of the Council at the end of this month and also an estimate of what will be the probable financial state of the Council at the end of the year, together with any suggestion they could recommend a to what would be the best means of procuring the requisite sum for de- fraying the cost.—On the recommendation of the VVater Committee, it was decided to erect a wooden shed with corrugated iron roofing in Plasey-street for keeping the new water van. Life-Saving Corps. Te following letter was read from Dr Williams with reference t* this sub- ject After recent events which have hap- pened in the vicinity vf the Bala district, I should like to call your attention to the necessity of organising a life saving corps. I understand that you have already in contemplation the formation of a fire brigade and I suggest that these two could be united in one organisation and that a meeting be called for the purpose of starting the move- ment. I have not the slightest doubt but that the ) number required would be forthcoming and a very able corps could be got up.The Chairman said if they decided to establish a life-saving corps, it would not mean any ccst to the Council. The only thing was that it was thought it would per- haps be more permanent if under the auspices of the C.,I. H. LI. Davies thought it would be better to defer the question until the next Councd, as it came rather sudden and no cne had thought of it.—Mr Lloyd Jones said that he be- lieved everyone would understand the question immediately, as it was quite simple. —Mr W. T. Jones suggested that as the Committee which had the question of forming a fire brigade were to sub- mit a report to the next Council, that this matter should be entrusted to that Committee and that they should report thereon.—Mr Lloyd Jones said he was quite willing for that course to be taken.— Mr H. LI. Davies then proposed and Mr R. Lloyd Jones seconded that the letter be referred to the above-mentioned Committee and that they should report thereon at tne next meeting of the Council. —It A-as also decided to ask Dr Williams to join ,he Cominittee,On the motion of Mr R. Lloyd Jones, seconded by Mr J. W. Roberts, it was de- cided to make an application to the G. W.R. Com- pany to askthemtostop the9-30a.m. passenger train ex Paddington at Bala Junction to set down pas- sengers from beyond Birmingham.

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