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BARMOUTH. THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—Mr S. Pope, Q.C has forwarded a cheque for £100 towards the building fund of the Intermediate School SUCCESS IN Music.—In the list of successful candidates at the Trinity College examination in I musical knowledge, appears the name of Miss Gwennie Williams, Bronyfoel. Miss Williams took the highest number 01 marks of all the candi- dates. CRICKET.—A match was played here between the County School and Do'gelley Grammar School on Saturday. Barmouth scored 68 runs towards which J. H. Hughes contributed 16: R. Jones, 20 A. Pierce, 13 (not out) R. Griffith, 9 J. Williams, 3; and R. Griffith, 2, the remaining players being out for duck. F "r Dolgelley, H. Lloyd scored 5 runs; E. R. Pritchard,1 R. H. James, 1; W. Evans, 3 W. Smalley, 3 G. Roberts, 3 P. Rees, 8 O. W. Williams, 2; Morgan, Griffiths, and R. Lloyd, 0 the total score being 30. LLANA IER PARISH COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Tuesday at the Board School, Bontddu, the Rev E. Hughes presiding. A committee consisting of Messrs Ellis Williams, John Jones, and Richard Jons, was appointed to inquire into the public right over a path leading to the beach. The following persons were elected to fill the vacant seats on the Council ;—North ward, John Jones, Bodgwilym east ward, Edward Edwards, Goetre. It was decided to leave the nutter of the Bontddu water supply in the hands of Messrs Beal aud Owen Jones. TENNIS.—The tennis club which has been recently formed is now in a flourishing condition. The grounds are in a good stue and are a consider- able attraction to visitors. On Thursday the second inter-club tournament of the season was I played off. The following were the scores :—Mr Martin and Miss Carpenter, 6, v. Mr T. A. Bull and Mrs Martin, 0 Mr J. M. Edwards and Miss Richards, 6, v. Mr J. Gladstone Roberts and Miss Evans, Porkington-terrace, 0; Mr Oswald Davies and Mrs Williams, 6, v. Mr Martin and Miss L. A, Ellis, 3; Mr J. E. Stprey and Miss Evans, 6, v. Mr W. Griffith and Miss M. E. Davies, 0. Semi- final Mr Martin and Miss Carpenter, 6, v. Mr J. M. Edwards and Miss Richards, 1 Mr D. Oswald Davies and Mrs Williams, 6, v. Mr Storey and Miss Evans, 1. Final: Mr Martin and Miss c arpenter, i, v. Mr D. Oswald Davies and Mrs The play was very interesting all through and there was a good deal of excitement at the finish. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, TUESDAY, JULY ISTFI.—Present: CapainE. Richards, presiding; Messrs J. Richards, 0, W. Morris, D. E. Davie's, Edward Williams, H. Wynne Williams, William Owen, and Robert Williams; W. George, clerk, Owen Jones, assistant clerk J. Adams, surveyor; and Dd. Owen, rate collector. THE DEPCTATION TO THE POSTMASTER GENKRAL. The Clerk said as they ktfew the Chairman and Mr Hugh Evans had gone up to London to see the Pcstma?.ter General. He had received the follow- ing telegram from the Chairman :—" Interview thoroughly satisfactory. Complete improvement carried out as soon as possible." (Hear, hear.) — The Chairman said he was sure the town would be glad to hear this. It would be a great thing for Barmouth. CYCLING A letter was received from the Local Govern- ment Board, enclosing copy of a letter from the Cycling Touring Club, in which they stated that the Urban Council had gone beyond their power in limiting the speed of cyclists to four miles an hour —Mr Wynne Williams said that rule had been done away with, and the Surveyor said the pace now was six miles an hour.—The Clerk said the letter went on to say that there was one notice prohibiting cyclists from going at a greater pace than four miles an hour and another notice which said six miles. The Clerk added that if the Council had no power to regulate the pace, why should the Cycling Touring Club trouble about it ? Let them ride past the sign. Of course, it would be at their own risk. The Council did not claim that there was any legal value in the signs, but they only indicated the opinion of the Bench as to what was a reasonable pace, and if they exceeded that they did so at their own risk. Mr D. E. Davies If we have no power why should they trouble ?—The Clerk was in- structed to write to the Local Government Board explaining the Council's position in the matter. LATE IN THE DAY. A letter was read from the Ratepayers Union staging that whilst appreciating the advisability of dealing with a public company in the most liberal spirit, they did not think the Council should supply the Cambrian Railway Company with water except at a good margin over the actual cost of production and also asking the Council to take steps to obtain an earlier delivery of letters in the town in the morning.—As soon a3 the Clerk had uttered the last words in the letter a barrel organ outside struck up a lively tune, causing a deal of laughter. —The Clerk: Musical honours (Laughter).—The Chairman said in regard to the first matter men- tioned in the letter negotiations were pending and the Clerk said, as to the latter suggestion, that it came rather laie. BYLAWS. A letter was read from the Local Government Board returning the Council's new bylaws and notifying them of certain alterations made in them.—The Clerk said the most important alteration was the making of the licens- ing of boatmen compulsory, which was not so previ- ously.—It was agreed to go over the bylaws in Committee and to finally confirm them in open Council, on the following day. A COMPLAINT. The Clerk read a letter from the Harbour Trustees calling the Council's attention to the overflow of water near the railway bridge opposite Stafford House and requesting that the defect should be remedied as soon as possible.—It was agreed to refer the matter to the Committee. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The General Purposes Committee held a meeting on July 13th.—The Surveyor reported that he had communicated with all the owners concerned in reference to the road at the back of Marine-terrace, but no understanding had been arrived at. One owner, however, was willing to do his share of the work. It was agreed that the matter should be discussed by a committee of the whole Council. It was resolved that in futare the Medical Officer's report should be considered by the Committee be fore going before the Council. The Surveyor's monthly report was read and adopted. The ques- tion of laying pipes at Fronoleu and other matters were referred to the committee of the whole Coun- cil. It was recommended that the Surveyor be requested to finish the repairs to Marine-terrace as joon as possible. It was recommended that the tender for the supply of new lamps of Messrs Park- inson, being the lowest. be accepted. It was recom- mended that proceedings be taken against persons who had not paid their water charges up to March 31st last.—The report was adopted on the proposi- tion of Mr Wynne Williams. INSANITARY HOUSES. The Medical Officer said some time ago he re- ported upon a dwelling-house occupied by Mr Philip Jones at Tyndu. The occupier was con- tinually complaining aad certainly something should be done as soon as possible.—It was agreed that the Surveyor should see to the matter.—M r D. E. Davies asked the Medical Officer whether he had inspected the dwelling-house near his (Mr Davies's) stables in accordance with the resolution of the Council.—The Medical Officer said he had never been officially r, quested to do so, but he was in a position to report as to its condition. He had not paid a special visit.—Mr D. E. Davies said the house had been occupied without the Surveyor having given a certificate. He wished to know how it was that that case had not been dealt with as other cases had.—Mr Wynre Williams said very few persons received the Surveyor's certificate before their houses were occupied.—Mr D. E. Davies Well, I sav that t he Council does not do it3 duty.—Mr Wynne Williams: You among them.—Mr D. E. Davies said he had called attention to this house a long time ago.—The Surveyor said he had spoken about the mat'er to the Medical Officsr and he said he was in a position to report upon it.- The Medical Officer said he knew the house. He could not say that it was in an insanitary condition. At least, if they condemned it they would have to condemn half the houses of Barmouth. The saoi- tary arrangements were fairly good, quite a" good as many oth,r places in the town.-Mr Davies said two blacks would not make one white. If that house complied with the bylaws, all he said was that it was no earthly use having bylaws. There was no air space to some of the rooms at the back and there was a door between the room in which they lived and some stables.—The Medical Officer said there was nothing against that as far as he knew. -Mr Davies added that if the Council did nor ap ply the bylaws in th's case, they would in future find considerable difficulty in dealing with other house-. If the Council did not take steps in the matter, he would do so himself. The building was intended for a bakehouse and not for a dwelling- house.—It was agreed that the Medical Officer should pay a special visit to the house and report. FINANCE. The Finance Committt e recommended the pay- ment of accounts to the amount of f49 19s 3d. The Collector had submitted a list of simple hereditaments, abatements, and reductions made on appeal to the Assessment Committee. The Com-nittee had decided not to sign it until they heard the C^uucil's opinion as to the case of E. E Davies, late Cardigan Stores, J. E. Williams, late Belle Vue Arches and Compton House. The Com- mittee would report on the unpaid rates at the next meeting of the Council.—The report was adopted cn the proposition of Mr John Richards, seconded by Mr Wynne Williams, and it was agreed to considtr the matter mentioned in the re- port in committee after the Council meeting. RATE COLLECTING. The Rate Collector stated that the new rate books had been handed to him and the work in connection with the new rate would be completed within the specified time. ALLEGED TAMPERING WITH THE MAIN. Mr 0 W. Morris asked the S,jri ey(r whether he knew anything about the water in the main being turned off during the day on Monday and whether he had given authority to anybody in the town to turn the water off? He htard that somebody did this and great inconvenience was caused to a lot of people. He did not think anybody should be alio'ved to turn the Wdt-r off without the consent of the Surveyor.—The Surveyor I did not give anybody permission, nor did anyone ask me. I may say, however, that I should like the Council to assist me to put a stop to these practices. During the four years I have been in office, I have had continually to give sp-cial instruc- tions to certain firms not to meddle with the mains. I have reported the matter once or twice, but I believe that some of the members at that time had been canvassed.—Mr D. E. Davies, inter- rupting, said the Surveyor was not dealing with the matter before the Council. The question before the Council was whether Messrs Minshall and Co. had turned the water off from the main. He asked the Surveyor whether all they had done was to turn on their own supply which they had arranged for with the Council-that was turning the water on for their dyiamo. If that affected the supply of the town it was not their fault but the Council's in entering into that arrangement. — Mr O. W. Morris said what he had been led to believe was that the iiiain had been turned off. — Mr D. E. Davies believed that was the wrong way of putting it.—The Surveyor said as they knew he had been unible ti go out, but he heard the complaint made. However, what he had referred to was the turning of taps in certain part of the town. For instance there was a tap on the Marine-terrace which if turned would stop the supply of twenty-one house?. —Mr D. E. Davies: The question is have the stop- taps been interfered with ?—Mr O. W. Morris That is what I wanted to know.—The Surveyor said he could not say that that actually had been done, but the impression he had had was that the keys had been fetched for that purp,,)s However, he coukl not say that that had been the case.-The Surveyor was directed to enquire into the matter with the view cf ascertaining whether the water supply had been turned off and report to the Council. —The Council then resolved into com- mittee.





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