Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of the Aberystwyth Board of Guardians was held on Monday morning at the Union Workhouse, when there were present Mr. David Morgan, Llanfihangel Upper (in the chair), Messrs- Hugh Hughes, T. E. Salmon, Rev. T. A. Penry, and Edwin Morris, Aberystwyth; Rev. John Davies and Edward Jones, Ceulanmaesmawr; Wm. Morris, Cyfoethybrenin; Lewis Richards, CWIDo rheidol; Richard James, Henllys; W. A. Miller, Issayndre; James Jones, Llanbadarn Lower; Richard Jenkins, Llancynfelin; E. J. Evans, Llan- gwyryfon; Daniel Morris, Llanilar; John Jones, Llanmefenydd; Charles Davies, Llanychaiarn; Thomas James, Trefeirig; Richard Thomas, Tirymynach; William Hughes, Vaenor Upper and Thomas H. Jones, Parcel Canol.with Hugh Hughes (clerk), and J. C. Davies (assistant clerk). RELIEF ADMINISTERED. I The amount of relief adminstered during the past fortnight was of follows :-Per Mr. T. Vaughan, £48 8s gid to 175 paupers; per Mr. J. J. Hughes, £ 41 lis Od to 160 paupers; and per Mr. J. Morgan, £ 49 8s Od to 149 paupers. The Master reported that the number in the House the first week of the past fortnight was 45. as against 42 the correspond- ing week of last year, and during the second week 45 as against 43. The number of vagrants relieved the first week was 13 as against 11, and the second week 13 as against 20. A PROTEST. During the consideration of relief cases, Mr. Salmon raised a protest as to the manner in which they were dealt with. In the Henllys ^district, the claims were being called out by the chairman. Although there were several applications for increases, Mr. Evan Richards proposed that the present payment be continued. Mr. Salmon objected to this method, and thought Mr. Richards should give reasons why he did not support those cases where applications for increases were made. Mr. James Jones said several people applied for increases fearing that their present amounts would be reduced. He appealed to the relieving officer if that was not the case. He also thought they should have sufficient confidence in the judgment of Mr. Richards as to whether increases should be granted or not. Mr Salmon But Mr Richards is n-,o-)ne of the best (laughter). 11 Mr Richards said Mr Salmon evidently wished them to go according to other people's opinions and not their own. DBSTITUTB MOTHEBS. Two cases of destitute mothers came before the Board. In the first case, the relieving officer explained that the womar, had a son who possessed a flourishing business. The members decided that her name be struck off the books, inasmuch as they considered the son was in a position to maintain her, and that he be also ordered to refund the msney already paid. In the other case the woman had three sons: two of whom kept public houses in South Wales.—In this case it was resolved to call upon the sons to contribute 6s a week towards their mother's support. 8BLIEV IW THE TOWN DISTRICT. When the list of applications for outdoor relief in the town district was submitted, it was proposed that they be adopted as recommended by the Committee. Mr James Jones said he objected to this on principle, contending that they should consider each caje. The rateable value of Aberystwyth had gone up £4,000 or L5,000, and yet the poor rate was the same. Mr Salmon said Mr Jones' statement was misleading. No doubt, Aberystwyth had increased in rateable value, but in population as well. The principle they had adopted was a fair one and one which the Board had adopted, viz., that the town guardians should consider the town list in order to save two or three hours of the Board's time, and recommend the Board to the best of their ability. He was sure the Uommittee never recommenaca anything detrimental to the Board's interests, neither to increase the rates, or reduce them, and thus deprive the poor paupers of that which they deserved. He could assure them what they had done was for the benefit of the Board and the paupers. Mr. James Jones: Is it true that the rateable value of the town has gone up 4s. in the Z, and the poor rate has gone up the same Mr. Salmon: You are a member of the Assessment Committee,and know perfectly well what the rateable value of the town is without asking that question. It is perfectly true the rateable value of the town had gone up, and it ought to go up in the country also, but favours are shown. New buildings in the country are allowed to remain at the same rateable value, and if the same system was adopted in the country as in the town, the rateable value would also increase there. After further discussion, it was decided to adopt the list as recommended by the Committee. FEMALE LABOUR. At the previous meeting a woman appeared before the Board and applied for relief, stating she was quite willing to work, but could not find anyone to engage her. At that time, Mr. James Jones stated that there were plenty of people in the town requiring charwomen, and promised to give the names bf persons whom he knew to the Rev. T. A. Penry. The Rev. T. A. Penry said that persons whose names Mr. Jones had given him had now found what they required elsewhere. Mr. Salmon enquired whether this particular woman had now found work. The Relieving Officer (Mr. Vaughan) said she had been working last week. A PLBASANT ANNOUNCEMENT. Mr. Vaughan (relieving officer) said he had a pleasant announcement to make to the Board. A widow,' who had four children, and who had been chargeable to the Union for some time, had now again married, and would require no further relief (hear, hear). Mr. Salmon suggested that they should offer the man a good present (loud laughter). .VOTE OF CONDOLENCE. Mr. James Jones intimated to the Board that the death had taken place that morning of Mr. David Rees, who had formerly been a faithful member of the Board for several years. He proposed that a vote of condolence be passed with the family. Mr. Daniel Morris seconded, and the resolution was unanimously agreed to. ASSOCIATION OF POOR LAW UNIONS. The Rev. T. A. Penry drew attention to com- munications from the Association of Poor Law Unions of England and Wales enclosing resolutions calling upon the legislature to take the necessary stepa to adequately provide from national sources for the wives and children of soldiers and sailors now being partly maintained by charity of soldiers and sailors disabled on active service; and the widows and orphans of soldiers and sailors dying while on active 'service. Further, that the relations between the Local Government Board and Board of Guardians need serious consideration with the view to securing to guardians greater freedom of action in the discharge of their public duties. Mr. Penry gave notice that he would move resolutions to this effect at the next meeting. Mr. E. J. Evans asked what was meant by national sources. Did it mean the poor rate ? Rev. T. A. Penry: No, the national exchequer. Mr. Salmon: The amounts they receive from intoxicating drinks (laughter). RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A special meeting of this Council was held on Monday at the Union Workhouse, Mr. E. J. Evans presiding. A communication was read from the clerk to the Llanilar Parish Council enclosing copy of a resolution passed by that body, which was to the effect that the question of the Pentrellyn water supply be referred to the District Council, with the condition that the cost of placing the supply in a satisfactory state fall upon the owners of the houses in that locality and not on the parish as a whole. Mr. Daniel Morris, who had a motion on the agenda dealing with the matter, proposed that the question be again deferred, and that it be gone into at the next meeting. He believed the Parish Council would take to it themselves now, and would enter into an arrangement with the Pentrellyn people. A deputation, consisting of members of the Llanilar Parish Council, appeared before the Council, and said they were prepared to answer any questions which might be put to them. After some consideration, the matter was deferred uutil the next meeting.
THE MARKETS. ♦ ■■— ABERYSTWYTH.—MONDAY Wheat made 5s 6d to 6s per 65 lbs; barley, 4s Od to 4s 6d white oats,3s Od to 3s 3d; black oats, 3s. Od Eggs, 16 for Is Salt butter, lid to Is. 2d per lb. fresh butter, Is Od to Is 2d per lb. Fowls sold at 3s 6d to 58 Od per couple. Potatoes, 3s 6d per cwt. BUTTER. CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—There was a fair supply of butter in the market to-day, which realised as follows :—Cask butter, Is Od. to Is Oid per lb, basket butter, in pounds, Is Id to Is 2d per lb. CORK, Saturday.—Seconds 84s, thirds 74s; fine 93s. Ia market 62 firkins. POTATOES. LONDON, Saturday.—Supplies in excess of the demand, and prices had a downward tendency. Quotations :-Lincoin Up-to'dates, 70s to 80s ditto Reading Giants and Bruce, 70s to 75: Blackland ditto, 60s to 65s; and Scotch Maincrops kidneys, 70s to 80s per ton. CORN. CARDIFF, Saturday (from the Cardiff Grain Com- pany, Limited's report).—At our market to-day trade was extremely quiet. Holders of wheat asked full prices, and in some cases rather more money than last week. Grinding barley and flat maize were unchanged. Round maize was 6d per quarter dearer. Oats were firm at full prices. Beans were quiet, without alteration in value. GLOUCESTER, Saturday (from Messrs Lucy Brothers' report).—Fair supply of English wheat, and prices favoured buyers. Foreign quiet at an advance of 3d per quarter. Maize 3d to 6d dearer. Barley quiet. Oats 3d dearer. Copper stronger-Z78 5s to £78 10s prompt; £75 5s, £75 10s, and £76 forward. Lead firm-English, P,16 15s to P,16 16s 3d; Spanish, £16 lis 3d to P,16 12s 6d.
County Court. The monLLiv t:. ting of the Aberystwyth County Z, Court was h-M <m Thursday, March 22ud, before his Honour, Judge William Evans. CLAIM FOR KENT. Mr Stani-v GritrattL Jones (instructed by Messrs Smith and Davies) mentioned the case of Evans Y. Pierce and SivLer, which was before the November court. It was a case in which Evan Evans, draper, brought an action against Wm. Pierce, Marine- terrace, and rs Siviter, 44, Queen's-road, to recover P-21 for the occupation of a house in Queen's-iu*^ at the rate of £5;) per annum. At the November court his Honour ordered possession against both tenant and sub-tenant, all other ques- tions to be reserved. Possession was given at the end of _uys.—Mr Jones said the only ques- i tion now was whether he could recover mean profits from the tenant. He explained that Pierce was tenant to the plaintiff, and be sub-let to Mrs Siviter tor a specified term, which expired before his own term. The term expired by due notice to quit served on both tenant and sub-tenant on June 18th. On th3.t day Pierce went to plaintiff, and said he was unable to yield possession, as the sub- tenant would not yield up the premises. The action was then brought for recovery of possession, and a claim i'or double value. His Honour gave judgment for possession, but allowed him to with- draw the claim for double value. Mr A. J. Hughes, who appeared for Pierce, ques- tioned as to whether that was the judgment. The Judge said the note he took at the time was that the question of costs would be deferred to the next court. Mr Jones said the question now was whether his client could recover mean profits from the tenant. Mr Hughes said his client was quite prepared to pay the mean profits, but he objected to a judgment which can led costs. Judgment was given as against Mrs Siviter for the payment of 10s a week up to the time she was in possession, and as against Mr Pierce for the balance, no costs being allowed on either side. FARM SERVANT'S CLAIM. Lewis Williams, farm labourer, Tynywern Tre'r- ddol, sued Ebenezer Jones, Gwarcwmuchaf, for £ 5 7s. in respect of wages and wrongful dismissal. I Mr. W. P. Owen appeared for plaintiff and Mr. Hugh Hughes for the defendant. The plaintiff's case was that he had been in defendant's service for several year. In November last he entered into a new agreement, defendant to pay him R20 5s. a year, his duties being to look after the horses. On 20th. January last, plaintiff had been ploughing all the morning. It then came to rain, and he was told to wfit-el manure. After doing this, he cut chaff for me horses, and then defendandfesked him to cut chaff for the cows. As this was not part of the work he had agreed to do, he refused to do it, and defendant sent him about his business. He returned iutxt morning, and offered to resume work, but defendant told him to go home, and also assaulted him. Defendant put in a counterclaim of £10 for breach of contract. The lu-ige thought the agreement which plaintiff said had o. en entered into was an unusual one. Eviden c having been given by plaintiff and defendant, judgment was given for defendant on the claim, iie counterclaim being withdrawn, each partv to pay their own costs. A SUIT OF CLOTHES. Moses Roderick, tailor, London House, Goginan sued William Hunt, station master, Ystrad, Pontypridd, for R2 15s. for a suit of clothes. Mr. Owen appeared for plaintiff, and said plaintiff was down at Pontypridd on a visit to his daughter and took an order for the clothes from defendant in an hotel thei e, payment to be made for the clothes on delivery.—Mr. Stanley Griffith Jones said he ap- peared for defendant and there might be a question of juri.,fiel ion. The order was taken at the RhondcU, the goods delivered at the Rhondda, and he contended that they should be paid for at the Rhonddi, when plaintiff went on his next round. As, however, defendant and no witnesses were present, ne did not see that he could effectively defend he case.—Evidence having been given by plaintiff an i his wife, who stated that it had been agreed tthit the money should be paid at Goginan, judgment was given for the amount claimed. INTERESTING TO THE PUBLIC. His Honour, after adjournment, said some time ago he made a statement with regard to the time of sitting of the Court which did not seem to be well-knowm It was represented that the conveni- ence of the public would be consulted by having a definite time fixed for taking contested actions, and he state that the ordinary work of the Court would begin at ten and contested cases would be taken at twelve. That fact did not seem to be well known, but he Hoped it would now be made known and so saTt some people a good deal of time. He thought it was known generally amongst the advocates usually practising in that Court. Mr A. J. Hughes, the senior advocate, said that was so. He thought that the suggestion emanated from those who appeared at the Court, and if con- tinued wrb his Honour's approval, it met the con- venience of all. DISMISSAL WITHOUT NOTICE. An act ion was brought by John Jones, 38, Bridge- street, Aberystwyth, to recover from the Aberys- wyth I Chiswick Electric Light Company P,15 8s damage, alleged to have been sustained by breach of .contractto employ him as engineer at Itheir works at Aberystwyth, the breach being dismissal without notice. Mr Stanley Griffith Jones (in- structed by Messrs Smith and Da vies) appeared for the plaintiff, and defendants were represented by Mr Arthur J. Hughes. The action was heard be- J fore a jury. which consisted of Messrs George Wilkinson. W. R. Jones, H. Wheatley, D. C. Owen, and Sergeant Long. Mr. Stanley Jones, in his opening, said plaintiff had for dve year been second certificated engineer on board he steamship Isle of Ramsey." On the 26th. December last he returned home for a short holiday, bnt finding his wife and child in delicate health, he desired if possible, to obtain a situa- tion iu Aberystwyth. Hearing that there was likely to b > a vacancy at defendants'works, he with his step-father (Mr. Cashmore) went there on the 29th December, and saw Mr. Putland, the manager. At that interview the plaintiff asked if there was a vacancy. Mr. Putland said there would be shortly, but he could not say then. Mr. Jones distinctly asked him if it would be a permanent situation, for if not he could not accept it. Mr. Putland said he could not tfive a reply then, but would let him know ater ou Mr. Jones said he did not mind waiting a bit if there was a possibility of getting such a situation. On New Year's Day, Mr Jones received a telegram from his ship calling him back to join her at once. Mr. Cashmore took that telegram to Mr. Putlanrl, and asked him if he could give an answer as to whether Jonus could have a permanent situation or not. Mr. Putland replied that he was not In a posltlOn to say, but would let them know later on in the day. At nine o'clock that evening Mr. Putland called at Mr. Cashmore's house. Mr. Jones was also there, and Mr. Putland said he could give him a situation if he would come there at once. Wages were discussed, and these were to be at the rate of 8id an hour, and he was to work nine hours a day. Mr. Jones then said Is this to be a permanent situation ? I cannot accept a temporary." Mr. Putland, knowing plaintiff's situation and employment, said Yes, it is a permanent situation." Mr Jones, first thing next day, wired off to his ship to say he could not return, and, in accordance with arrangements, went to work at defendants' works. He continued to work there until the 17th January, just over a fortnight. He worked, more or less, nine hours a a day, and during that time received his pay by the week. On the 18th January, ju..t before he was returning to his work at three o'clock that atternoon, he received a letter from Mr Putland, which sa: ed that he no longer required his ser- vices, adding that for the time he was employed he gave every satisfaction. A sum of S2 12s 5d was enclosed for wages, and 6s 4td in lieu of night's work. That, said counsel, was instant dismissal. Mr Jones naturally felt a bit annoyed, and went to Mr Putland to seek an explanation. The only ex- planation he got. was that he was very sorry, and could not help it. Mr Jones immediately wrote a long letter to the directors of the Company, telling them that he had been engaged for five years in a steamship company, earning at the rate of Ell a month, and in consideration of receiving a per- manent, situation from the defendants, he gave up that and took on theirs. He got a curt reply to the effect that the directors could not interfere in any arrangements that their resident engineer might think it necessary to make for the efficient running of the station. Mr Jones was naturally very much annoyed. His ship bad gone on a voy- age, and i: was impossible for a man of his position to get work in Aberystwyth. He, therefore, consulted his solicitor, and instructed him to claim from the Company in lieu •of three months' notice. He also watched the shipping papers, determined the moment one of the ships of his old former company returned to apply to be re-instated. Curiously enough his old ship returnt-d the first to England. It was usual for this ship to go on a three months' voyage, but this time she only went for a six weeks' voyage. He wrote to the Steamship Company and asked to bare-instated, and they without hesitation accepted him at the old wage of £ 11 a mouth, but that he must be prepared to join at any moment. This was on the 12th February. Mr Jones held himself in readings, and on the 28th February he received orders to jo;n bis ship and did so. He was out of work fro;rt he 18th January to the 23th February, 36 wo rking days. The jury would sec that I he had done his 01, most to reduce the darnaaes. In the first place the claim was for £ 25 for three months. Finding he could get a berth at the end of six weeks, he instructed his solicitor to reduce his claim to £15, and that was the claim that day. During the time he was at defendants' works he received £ 2 13s. the first week, and £2 12s. 5d, the second week, and this would work out at about P,8, or thereabouts, a month. They claimed that there had been a breach of contract, the contract being that they, in con- sideration of their giving up their old employ, were to receive a permanent situation. The question, therefore, which the jury would have to decide was, what was the meaning of permanent? In the alternative, they claimed damages for wrongful dismissal. His client had been dismissed without notice at all, and they knew that the general rule of law was that when there was no definite period for the termination of the employment, then that was construed as a yearly employment, or at any rate the man was entitled to reasonable notice. Unfortunately, Mr. Jones had .been called to his ship, and his evidence would be taken OR com- mission. Plaintiffs evidence was then read, and bore out counsel's opening address. In his cross-examinatian, the plaintiff said Mr. Putland engaged him on permanent employment. He (witness) meant by permanent employment to be there for good until he got reasonable notice. He received with the letter, dated 18th Jan., iZZ 12s. Sd. and 6s. 4id. He saw Putland after receiving this, and asked him what the 6s. 4id. meant. He had retianed the 6s. 4 £ d., but had never asked for it, and he had not offered to refund it to the company. Mr. Hughes, referring to the letter, dated the 18th Jan., pointed out that the plaintiff, in his examination, said on the receeipt of the letter he went to Mr. Putland and asked him what the 6s. 4id. meant, and he said that Mr. Putland told him that it was in liea of notice, and he accepted that, and had retained it ever since. Mr. Griffith Jones said no question had been asked his client on that point in cross-examination. Mr. Hughes: Here is the admission. I would not cross-examine when I had the answer I wanted. The master gives the man notice, and says Here is 6s. 4d. in lieu of notice." Mr. Griffith Jones: No, sir, it does not. The Judge: You must assume that I know some- thing about the case. Mr. Hughes: The 6s. 4id. was in lieu of night's service. Mr. Hughes added that tha letter was written by a laymen, but the 6s. 4id. was evidently meant in lieu of notice. The Judge said he thought as a matter of law that there was not enough stuff for him to make a brick out of. Mr Cashmore, plaintiff's step-father, was called, and corroborated the evidence as to the interview with Mr Putland, at which the engagement was made. On the 17th January, Mr Putland came to him and said he was very sorry to disappoint Mr Jones; that he had had instructions from the head office to reduce expenses. He told Mr Putland that it was very disappointing, as it was quite contrary to the distinct arrangement, which was that the place was to be a permanent one, and. it was con- trary to that arrangement. Mr Putland said noth- ing in reply. This concluded the case for the plaintiff. Mr A. J. Hughes then addressed the jury for the defence, and said the question resolved itself into what was a reasonable notice for a man earning 8id an hour, if his services were to be discontinued. Mr Hughes emphasized the fact that no witnesses had been called for the plaintiff to prove what was a reasonable notice, and it was because they could not get a living soul to prove that three months was a proper notice. At the very most plaintiff was only a weekly servant. Mr Edwin Putland, resident manager, was then examined. He said he had been connected with electrical works for 15 or 20 years, and said the custom and general usage was in such employment that where a man was taken on at an hourly rate he could be dismissed at a* hour's notice. It was untrue that he had told plaintiff that the engage- ment would be a permanent one. He had no power to enter into such an arrangement. When plaintiff came to him with regard to the 6s 4id, he explained to him that it was in lieu of notice of dis- missal, and he aceepted that money in settlement. Mr Griffith Jones (in cross-examination): I put it to you that Mr Jones came with the 6s. 4id. and asked you what it was for, and he said, I don't want your money unless I work for it," and did he not throw it on the table T Mr Putland: He put it on the table. Mr. Jones: Did you not say, Ob, pocket your pride and take what you can get" ? Mr. Putland No, nothing of the sort. The Judge: Did you tell Jones of liability to be dismissed at an hour's notice 1 Mr Putland I don't think the question of dis- missal was mentioned. Thomas Williams, of the firm of Williams and Metcalfe, ironfounders, and Thomas Parry, fore- man draughtsman at Messrs. Green's foundry, gave evidence for the defence to prove the custom as to the notice usually given to fitters and mech- anics, both stating that when a man was engaged by the week it was usual to give a week's notice. The jury, after hearing the addresses of counsel and the judge's summing-up, retired to consider their decision. On returning, the foreman an- nounced that they had agreed upon a verdict for the plaintiff, and that he was entitled to Z10 9s 8d in lieu of a month's notice. Mr Griffith Jones applied for "an order to that effect, and this was granted, plaintiff in addition being allowed costs. THE GROCER'S BILL. David Morgan, retired grocer, Penllwyn, sued Geo Benjamin, Llangwyryfon, for the sum ofJSl 8s. due in respect of goods sold and delivered. Mr. Wm. Davies represented the plaintiff. Defendant's wife said she had paid the money, having sent the amount by post. Plaintiff said he had not received the amount, and as defendant could not produce a receipt, an order was made for the payment of the amount by instalments of 5s. a month. A BROKEN WINDOW. G. H. Pemberton, Great Darkgate-street, claimed 15s. from John Jones, builder. Gray's Inn Road, for damage done to a glass roof through defendant's negligence. Mr. Wm. Davies appeared for the defence. Defendant was engaged in repairing work on an adjoining house, and in the execution of this plaintiff alleged that the window was broken. Defendant repudiated the claim, and said the repairs on the adjoining house were carried out on October 17th and 18th, and part of the 19th. He did not receive any intimation of the glass having been been broken until November 4th, whereas on November 3rd Aberystwyth was visited by a severe storm, which he contended had broken the glass.—Evidence was called on both sides, but eventually judgment was given for the plaintiff for the amount claimed.
iL." i. <mj LAMPETER. LAMPETER LADS AT THB FRONT.—Subscriptions have been raised for the purpose of sending the Lampeter boys now serving their Queen and country in couth Atrica, some articles ot clothing, &c., and parcels have been sent to them, each containing 3 shirts, 1 sweater, 1 pair pants, 1 vest, 6 pairs hand- kerchiefs, 6 pairs socks, 3 pipes and a pouch, 1 packet of stationery, and lilb. tin of tobacco (the j last named presented by Messrs Franklyn Davey & Co., of Bristol. HORTICULTURE.—Mr J. L. Pickard, lecturer on horticulture at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, has at the request of the Cardigan- shire Technical Instruction Committee, held a series of lectures on horticulture at Lampeter in the course of the present month, which were supple- mented by demonstrations in various gardens in the town, including bee manipulation." The lectures were highly interesting as well as tke demonstrations, and much credit is due to Mr Pickard for the lucid manner in which he explained his subjects to his audience. The attendances were very good, and all are looking forward to the next series of lectures by Mr Pickard, which have been arratged to take place in the summer. ST. DAVID'S SCHOOL, LAMPETER.—The terminal meeting of the Governors of the above school was held on the 22nd inst., at the Senior Common Room, St. David's College, there being present the Principal (in the chair), Tutots and Professors of the College, and MessrB T. Lloyd, solicitor, and D. Tivy Jones, Mayor of Lampeter. The Headmaster (the Rev. T. M. Evans, M.A.), presented his report, from which it was evident that the school con- tinues to do excellent work, and that in point of numbers, it is fast recovering from the strain of the recent crisis in intermeditate education. A leaflet containing a balance-sheet and list of subscribers, and prepared by the Principal, was naanimously approved of and agreed to. The hope was ex- pressed that the subscriptions, which were last year so well utilised in the renovating of the fabric of the schoolroom, and in the fitting up of the school laboratory, would be continued, and, if possible improved upon in the coming year. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. A meeting of the Board was held on Friday, the 23rd inst. Present Mr D. Davies, Velindre, chair- man; Revs. T. C. Edmunds, Trefilan, and R. C. Jones; Messrs Lewis Davies, Gelly; T. H. R. Hughes, Neuaddfawr; David Price, Fronbeder; William Jones, Gelligarneddau; David Evans, Cilgell; B. J. Evans, Llanfairfach; John Davies, Lampeter; Samuel Davies, Coedpark; J. G. Marsden, Dyffryn; David Davies, Tyncoed; Evan Davies, Blaenaugwenog; Thomas Evans, Brithdir; D. H. James, Belibedw, and J. Thomas, Bryn, with Dr. J. R. Evans, deputy medical officer, and Mr D. Lloyd, clerk. OUT-RELIEF, ETC. The amount of out-relief administered during the past fortnight was as follows: Lampeter district, per Mr David Parry, £36 7s 9d to 147 paupers; Llanybyther district, per Mr David Evans, Z36 17s 6d to 131 paupers. Number in the House 22, corresponding week last year 18. Vagrants relieved during the past fortnight 22, corresponding period last year, 34. TENDERS. The following tenders for the supply of provisions and other articles to the House for the half year ending 30th September next were accepted:— Coal, Mr D. Tivy Jones; drapery, Mr J. Hughes Evans, Dolgwm House; grocery, Charles Evans, Mark Lane Stores; meat, Mrs Thomas, Harford Row; milk and butter, Mr J. Davies, Bridge-street. ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Assessment Committee was held after the Board. Mr. David Davies in the chair. VALUATION OF THE UNION. The question of valuing the Union was considered at some length in order to decide whether the valuer appointed should value the whole Union regardless of the valuation recently made by the committee assisted by the Overseers of the various parishes and commiltee's appointed by those parishes, or limit his work to tenements which are occupied by the owners and leasehold property which were not considered satisfactorily assessed by the valuation mentioned. Ultimately it was agreed upon the proposition of Mr D. H. James, that the work of the valuer to be appointed should be confined to that of freehold farms and houses in the occupation of their owners, leasehold tenement s, woodlands and sporting rights; and that the six valuers who had sent in tenders should be informed of this and asked to re-tender. LLANYBYTHER RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of the Llanybyther Rural District Council was held on the same day. Mr. David Davies, Velindre, presiding. ANNUAL REPORT. Dr. E. C. Thomas submitted the following annual report which was read viz.:—To the Llanybyther Rural District Council. .Gentlemen.-I beg to be allowed to lay before you, my annual report on the sanitary condition of the Llanybyther Rural District during the year ending, December 31st 1899. Themortality during the year has been high, being 91 as compared with 69 in 1898 and 1887. The general death-rate per 1,000 was 24 as compared with 18 in 1898. Twenty nine of nearly 32 per cent of deaths were from infectious diseases, viz.—scarlatina, diptheria, whooping cough, phthisis and influenza. The number of births was 97 being 6 in excess of the deaths, and the death-rate amongst infants under 1 year was 175 per 1,000. I pointed out some time ago, the necessity of some scheme being adopted by the District Council or Guardians by which cases of diphtheria amongst the poorer classes could be treated by antitoxin. Most medical men are willing to extend their professional services, gratuitously to the poor but cannot be expected to supply such expensive medicines as antitoxin. Taking the parishes separately we take:—1. Llan- ybyther,-Number of deaths 25, births 29. The question of supplying the village of Llanybyther with water is still a bone of contention. The Dis- ttict Council had an engineer from Swansea down to inspect the districts of Llanybyther and Pen- carreg, so as to be able to advise them as to where to get a water supply and to give an idea of the probable expense. A special meeting was held by the District Council at the Town Hall, Llany- byther, on January 18th, 1900, and those interested in the matter were invited to attend, but very few came. Some contended that they had pumps of their own, and could utilise those of their neigh- bours, but it is very doubtful whether those pumps are satisfactory all the year round. The question must be settled by the District Council themselves or referred to the Local Government Board. Nearly all good works are denounced at first, but afterwards are appreciated, and it will be the same with the Llanybyther Water Supply. When the District Council have carried the scheme through successfully, those blaming them now will be the loudest in their praises afterwards. The drainage of the lower part of the village of Llanybyther also requires seeing to. The open drain in the Black Lion Field behind Dolgader House, the Railway Hotel, &c., is in a filthy state. Notice has been given to have a privy accommodation for Ivy Bush, Glanduar; also Caemalwas a Blaenwern farm houses have been condemned as not fit for human habitati 2. Llanllwni,—Deaths 18, births 19. Scarlati; has been prevalent in this parish during the firs art of the year, 13 cases being notified, also one diphtheria, and one typhoid. There were seven deaths from influenza, one from scarletina, and one from diphtheria. 3 Llanfihangelrhosycorn, —Deaths six, births 12. Two cases of diphtheria notified. Penrhiwfelen farm condemned as not fit for habitation. Notices were given to the different owners to provide privy accommodation for Britannia House, Plough Inn, Capel Bach, and Capel Mawr, all being in Gwernoglc. 4. Pencarreg,—Deaths 36, births 29. Eight cases of diphtheria were notified in this parish, with three deaths from the same. The mortality throughout the parish was double that in 1898.. Tanrallt farm in this parish is kept in a filthy state. Pantffin farm was condemned as unfit for i habitation. Notice was given to have the pigstye belonging to Tynewydd Cottage, in the village of Pencarreg, removed further from the dwelling house. The water supply for Ram, Parkyrhos, and Pencarreg village is still under consideration, but nothing definite has been settled as yet. 5. Llan- ycrwys,—Deaths 3, births 8. I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant, Et C. Thomas, medical officer of health." Dr. Thomas also submitted the two following reports namely.—To the Llanybyther Rural District Council, March 22nd, 1900: Gentlemen, I beg to report to you that three cases of diphtheria have broken out at Esgerfynwent Farm, in the Parish of Llanfihangelrhosycom. I visited the place yester- day, and hope to be able to report favourably on the result of the antitoxin treatment at the next meeting. I am not it present in a position to report on the origin of tfre disease, but will lay a more detailed report before you at the next meeting. I am, your obedient servant, E. C. Thomas, medical officer of health."—In order to prevent the spreading of the diphtheria disease it was resolved to order the closure of the Board School at Gwernogle for a month unless the Medical Officer of Health would in the meantime certify that the School could be opened.—To the Llanybyther Rural District Council March 13th, 1900 Gentlemen, I beg to report that I visited the Lodge Coedmorfach, in the parish of Pencarreg, a case of membranous croup having been notified to me as existing there. On making enquiries I found that the patient was a little girl eight years of age. It seems that she had enlarged tonsils which were removed some months ago, and was liable to a sore throat, but on this occasion the throat symptoms were so severe as to produce a form of false croup which is often very difficult to distinguish from true croup. I met Dr. J. R. Evans at the patient's house, and we decided that as a safe precaution it would be well to disinfect, so the Sanitary Inspector was asked to visit for that purpose. I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant, E. C. Thomas, medical officer of health."
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