TOI'V YN & ABERDOVEY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. "| — The ordinary monthly meeting of this Council was held on Friday last at the Institute, Aberdovey. There were present:—Mr Daniel Edwards (chair- i man). Messrs J. Hughes Jones, J. D. Evans, J. Maethlon James. Arthur Tomlins, E. L. Rowlands, John Roberts, Henry Evans, Meredith Jones, W. Jones Hughes, and D. C. Davies, with W. R. Davies (clerk), Dr Bone (medical officer), R. Barnett (assistant clerk), E. V. Edmunds (surveyor), Ed. Williams (sanitary inspector), and John Jones (sub-sanitary inspector). NATIONAL STREET, TOWYN. A communication was read from Mr Thomas stating that the improvements required at the cot- tages in National-street. Towyn, would he carried out forthwith. A year ago he constructed a sewer at the back of the cottages, and understood that j the Council would place a ventilating shaft at the terminus thereof, but this had not yet been done. The letter was referred to the Towyn Committee. NUISANCES AT BRYNCRUG. Letters we re read from several residents of Bryn- cvug in reply to notices served upon them by the medical officer for the remedying of sanitary de- fects. In almost every case, promises were made to have the nuisances removed without delay. SANITARY INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The Sanitary Inspector drew attention to the condition of Cvnfal Farm House, which had been reported several times as being in a very damp and unhealthy state. It was still in the same condition and ought to receive immediate attention. Com- plaints had been made to him by the Rev. John Rowlands, vicar, that ashes, kc., were being de- posited outside the premises of the National School. and also on the side of the path leading to the Vicarage. He (the inspector) ascertained that the person who cleaned the National School was re- sponsible for a large part of it in both places. Regarding Cvnfal Farm House, the Council decideci to write to the agents of Mr Corbett's property stating that unless the work of repairs was done within a fortnight, steps would be taken to have the house closed. The sub-sanitary inspector (Mr. John Jones) I also reported that two carcases of sheep had been washed ashore, and these being in an offensive state he had had them buried. He had served several notices in respect of nuisances in different parts of the town, and also visited the slaughter- houses, but found no cause of complaint. CAETHLE WATER ANALYSIS. The Medical Officer reported upon the analysis of water at Caethle. In the water drawn from the tap inside the hOllse he found there was a trace of lead. He was informed that the pipe which took the water from the stream to the house was a lead pipe, about 30 yards long. Apparently, this water absorbed lead while running through "the pipe, and he suggested to obviate this thac a zinc pipe should be laid there instead of the leaden one. In other ways che water was fairly pure. The analysis of the water taken direct from the stream showed that it was of very fair organic purity. The Council decided that the analysis with respect to both waters be sent to Mr. Hall, the agent for the property. The Medical Officer was also directed to secure an analysis of the water drawn from the pump at Pennal and also that at Cwrt. The Towyn Committee reported having met Mr. Morris James, builder, with regard to the repair of that portion of Sandilaife-road between the railway crossing and the shore. The committee saw that the road required repairing, and directed the sur- veyor to employ two carts for two days to cart gravel to same, rr. James to supply a man to load same. Me-ssrs Pryse H. Hughes and E. T. Roberts having requested the Council to erect a wall between the land at the back of the Market Hall and the adjoining gardens, the committee recommended that the Surveyor ask for tenders for the erection of same. The Surveyor was authorised to secure scone when necessary gathered from agri- cultural land when the rate paid for the same, to- gether with the cost of breaking and cartage, did not exceed the price paid for Tontarmau sfone by more than sixpence. Also that the price of picked field flints delivered on the roads within a radius of one mile of Towyn should not exceed Is 3d per cubic yard free on the roads. The report was unanimously confirmed by the Council, and it was decided that tenders be invited for the erection of the wall at the back of the Market Hall. ABERDOVEY COMMITTEE. The Aberdovev Committee reported that a letter had been received from Mr. Edward Morgan, asking the Council to extend their sewer so as to connect with his nine houses at Trefeddiau. Mr. Morgan was prepared to undertake that at all times four of the houses should be occupied. The Surveyor was directed to take levels to ascertain whether the scheme was practicable. The instruc- tions given in the absence of the Surveyor to take up and relay the sewer at Penhelig were confirmed. The Surveyor was directed to obtain an additional length of hose for use of the wharf, and to repair the handrail on the Penybryn footpath. The Surveyor submitted a plan of the roadway at Bodfor-terrace, shewing the frontage lines. The committee resolved that an action be taken in the matter, and that the railway be allowed to remain as at present. Mr. Abraham submitted plan of new railing to be erected at Glandovev-terrace, and it was resolved that the same be recommended for approval. BODFOR TERRACE HAILINGS. A discussion arose up)n the report of the Aber- dovey Committee upon this question. Mr J. Hughes Jones enquired whether any measurements were taken. Mr Tomlins proposed that the surveyor explain the circumstances as to the measurement of this place. The Surveyor said that a very short time after be came there a committee was appointed to meet on the ground, but only Mr Tomlins and himself were present. A peg was put in the ground and a straight line drawn from it, and according to the measurements then taken there was an encroach- ment. But it seemed that that peg was not in a proper position, and a plan drawn up by the ex- surveyor was taken in preference to any instructions given at that time. Mr Hughes-Jones Have you any plan ? The Surveyor I prepared a plan. Mr Hughes-Jones Is it here ? The Surveyor; No, not today, because I thought the matter had been finished with bv :the com- mittee. 3Ir Hughes-Jones The Souncil should see the plan. Mr Tomiins >aid he would like to make an ex- planation as be had brought the question up before. He maintained still there was a great encroachment When they met there it was passed that there should be 3 feet 6 inches given to the houses from a certain line drawn across, and at each end a curve to go round. That was the instruction given to Mr Pryac-Jones, and those of them that knew the place would see how the railways ran in opposite Captain Humphrey's house. They ran in there about a foot more towards the house than what Mr Jones' present rails were. "Where the mis- take had been made—but he did not say it was done intentionally—was that the late surveyor did not make a correct plan according to what the committee passed. If what he said was not correct how did tliey account for Captain Humphreys lay- ing back those rails. As he had said before, the mistake had been made with the plan, but it was very strange to him that Mr J. Hughes Jones, who knew exactly what the conditions were, should have acted as he had. After seeing the plans pre- pared by the surveyor. Mr Jones did not say a word about. Mr Hughes Jones said Mr Pryce Jones was as able to defend himself as Mr Tomlins was to explain himself, and Mr Tomlins would have to prove his case. Mr Tomlins then cited the cases of Mr W. Jones- Hughes, and Mr E. L. Rowlands, and asked how did they account for their railings being put back. He admitted that the line Mr Pryce Jones had given was not encroached by Mr J. Hughes Jones, but the instructions given by the Surveyor on the spot bad not been carried out. 6 I Mr Hughes Jones replied that he had been ac- j cused of encroaching, and Mr Tomlins would have to prove that one of these days. These things had been reported in three papers. Mr Tomlins said he was quite prepared to stand by whatever he had said. He was not in the habit of telling untruths, and more than that he would repeat what he had said to Mr Jones's face. Mr Hughes Jones: Oh yes, you are very fluent L. that. point. Mr Tomlins: Yes, better than you any day. PREPARATIONS FOR EASTER. Mr. E. L. Rowlands proposed that the seats be put out at Aberdovey as soon as possible, as there were a number of visitors in the place, and next week the town would be full. He had had many applications from residents that the seats should be put out at once. Mr. J. Hughes Jones seconded, and the resolution was unanimously carried. On the proposition of Mr. Tomlins, it was also decided to light the public lamps during the following fortnight. RURAL WARD COMMITTEE. The Rural Ward Committee reported baring met the members of the Pennal local committee with reference to the proposal that this Council should contrbute £40 towards the cost of a road to the proposed new station at Gogartli. The meeting was adjourned for the attendance of the engineer of the Cambrian Railways Company and Mr. H. Daniel, the owner of the site selected. The com- mittee also reported that a site just inside the yard of the National School at Pennal had been selected for the erection of a pump, and the Surveyor promised to have the work commenced as soon as he could get men. This report was also adopted ntin. ron. COUNTY VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT. A letter was read from Mr. J. C. Hughes, Dol- gelley, regarding the steps now being taken to 7 9 appoint a county committee to co-operate in the raising of a volunteer battalion for Merionethshire, and asking the Council to name three gentlemen from this district to act thereon. Mr Tomlins thought that as the Towyn and Aber- dovey volunteers were connected with the South Wales Borderers they would be out of count in this matter. The Clerk said no doubt it would be a battalion of the 23rd regiment, and all the Towyn and Aber- dovey volunteers would be asked to join. Messrs J. M. Howell and E. L. Rowlands, Aber- dovey, and Mr J. Davies. Bryneithen, were then appointed to act on the committee. ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES The Clerk announced he had received a notifica- tion from the Merionethshire County Council stat- ing that a sub-committee had been appointed to conduct an inquiry in the district relative to the application made by this Council for the extension of boundaries. Notice of the date of the inquiry would he given in due course. A COMPLAINT. A communication was read from Messrs Morris Jones and Sons, complaining that they were being unfairly treated in the matter of the Council's orders, as they were all being given by the Sur- veyor to another tradesman. After some discussion, the Surveyor said he would like the Council to appoint a committee to go into the matter, as he considered the letter a reflection upon him. The matter was referred to the Towyn Com- mittee. PROPOSED STATION AT GOGARTH. Mr. J. D. Evans again asked permission to post- pone the resolution of which he had given notice, that, the Council contribute £40 toward the cost of constructing the road which it is intended should be used as an approach to the proposed new Rail- way Station at Gogarth. He did this in order that the exact measurements of the space required for the station might be taken, and then they would know where the road and the station would be. Mr. E. L. Rowlands also suggested that in the ,g meantime they should secure an estimate of the cost of the proposed road. It was then agreed that -Ifri Evans' resolution be deferred for a month. MAINTENANCE OF MAIN ROADS. The Clerk read the following resolution passed by the Annual Vestry for the Parish of Towyn, in reference to the maintenance of main roads:— Having regard to the contract entered into between the Urban Council and the Merioneth County Council, as to the payments to be made by the latter body in respect of maintenance of main roads, this Vestry urges the Council to use every possible economy so as not to exceed the limit sum of Z660 to be paid them under the contract entered into by both bodies." Mr. E. L. Rowlands said they were not aware at Aberdovey that a vestry was held. He did not Know wliether it had anything to do with their part of the parish. I The Clerk It has, The Surveyor said he also was not aware of the Vestry until after the meeting was over, and he understood there were a lot of warm things said about him there. The Chairman: What shall we do with the resolution of the Vestry ? Mr. John Roberts: Is it possible to get the information as to where the extra money spent has gone to. The Assistant Clerk said it was stated at the Yestry that the cost of the maintenance of main roads in their district that year would exceed £800, and that gave rise to the question. And some of the members—Mr. Jones especially-were catechised as to why, if the expense would exceed ESOO this year, the Council undertook to do the work for £660. Mr. James explained that this was a special year, and the expense was extraordinary. The Clerk: What the vestry want you to do is to be very economical. Mr. J. Hughes Jones: So we shall. Mr. D. C. Davies said he considered the resolu- tion quite unnecessary, as they always endeavoured to be as economical as possible. It was, he thought, an insult to them. Mr. R. P. Morgan said he thought it was time for them to open their eyes when the estimate had been exceeded by Z200 or £300. Mr. D. C. Davies But that is for one year only. Mr. Morgan considered it was only right and fair that the ratepayers should be allowed to ask questions, and he thought they were quite justified in asking why the estimate was exceeded by £ 200 or E300 J Mr. Rowlands said if the County Council had the basis for six years in view they would linrl that the expenditure had been as hfeh as £300 before, and of course it had been as IoN, The Clerk said the average came out. as n?ar as possible to £ 660. The year when t lie embankment was being built at Aberdovey it was over £ 300. Mr R. P.Morgan: That is" easily accounted for. but there is nothing to show for it this year. Mr D. C. Davies having proposed that the com- munication of the Vestry be acknowledged, stating j that the Council would endeavour to be as econo- rnical as possible, Mr Rowlands seconded. Mr Itoberts said the Vestry would require to know where this money had gone to, and he pro- posed that they appoint a committee to inquire into the matter. Mr Tomlins said had they not directed the sur- vevor to do a lot of extra work. Mr J. Maethlon James said some of the rate- payers at the meeting told them that the road from Aberdovey to Pennal were in a worse state this year than iast, after spending a great deal of money on them. Of course, he could not contradict that, as he had not been over the road. Mr W. Jones Hughes said lie did not think that was correct, as the roads were better now than thev had ever been. Mr. Maethlon James said it was easv to make random statements to the Yestry without any evidence to substantiate them, and he thought it was very wrong to do it. If there was anything done by the Surveyor not ordered by the Council then he stood open to censure. If he had carried out the instructions given by the several committees, he thought the committees them- selves were to blame if they had over stepped the limit. He seconded the proposition that the Committee should go into the figures, and see whether anything had been done without the sanction of the Council. The Surveyor said if there was anything he had done he had not had instructions for, he would J like the Committee to inform him. He had sub- mitted an estimate to the Council three months ago of the cost of repairing and maintaining the roads for the past year up to the 31st March last, and that was £ 855. And the expenditure for that time had been £ 844. Both resolutions, proposed and seconded, were then put to the meeting and unanimously carried, and the Chairman and Messrs R. P. Morgan, A. Tomlins.J.Maethlon James, D. C. Davies, and J. Roberts were appointed the committee to enquire into the expenditure on main roads.-
Merionethshire Congrega- tional Association. QUARTERLY ASSEMBLY. The Quarterly Assembly of the Merionethshire Congregational Union was held at Ganllwyd Chapel, near Dolgelley, last week. The business conferences on Tuesday were under the presidency of Mr. David Lloyd (Llanegryn). The following grants to churches were voted by the Church Aid Society of the UnionHarlech, £ 17; Rhydywernen (Bala), E4; Llwvngwril, Z7 10s.; Cynwyd (Corwen), P-10; Borthwnog (Dol- gelley), £ 10; Arthog (Barmouth), E5; Glyndyfr- dwy, £10; Llanegryn, £ 5; and a special grant of £ 5 towards paying the debt upon the Borthwnog Chapel.— Mr. J. R. Evans, late of the Aberystwyth University College, was received a member of the union upon his settlement as minister of the church at Pennal.—A letter was voted transferring the Rev. W. Davies, of Abergynolwyn, to the South Carnarvonshire Union on his removal to Llan- iestyn.—It was suggested that the profits derived from the sale of the Cronicl," edited by the Revs. W. Kenion Thomas and Professor T. Rhys, were in future to be given towards the weaker churches of the denomination. A resolution commending the magazine to the churches was passed.—Mr. W. Foulkes-Jones (Corwen) was elected to represent the Union on the Board of Directors of the London Missionary Society.—A vote of condolence with the relatives of the late Principal Edwards was passed. Mr. W. Foulkes-Jones (Corwen), called the attention of the Conference to the movement for raising the sum of £ 10,000 by the time of the annual meetings of the Welsh Congregational Union, to be held at Portmadoc in Julv, and a resolution was passed urging the churches to make their collections towards the fund forthwith- The Secretary (the Rev. J. Pritchard, Cynwyd) read a communication from the Committee of the Llansannan Congregational Church stating that it was proposed to erect a new chapel there in memory of the late Rev. Dr. William Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog). A resolution was unanimously passed urging the .churches to make collections towards the Llansannan Chapel. The Rev. J. Pritchard (Cynwyd) presented applications from churches for loans from the Twentieth Century Fund towards enlarging chapels and erecting schoolrooms. The application of the church at Trawsfynydd for L200 and of the church of Pennal (Machynlleth) for E150 were commended to the Forward Movement Committee. It was decided to hold the next Assembly at Festiniog on the 6th and 7th of June, in connection with the annual preaching Cymanfa. Special sermons were delivered at the public services on Wednesday, by the Revs, D. Roberts (Llanuwchllyn), E. Evans (Llanegryn), J. R. Evans (Pennal), J. D. Owen (Trawsfvnydd), H. W. Parry (Aberllefenni), John Pritchard (Cvnwyd), J. Hughes (Tanygrisiau), T. Talwyn Phillips (Bala), and Ivan T. Davies (Llandrillo), the latter preaching the topical sermon on Christianity and War," the subject chosen by the Union.
DOLGELLEY. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of the above Council was held on Saturday last, when the following members were present Mr. John Evans, Barmouth (chairman), presiding, Messrs John Roberts, Brithdir and Islaw'rdref; Ellis Pugh Jones, Llandclwywe-isa; Hugh Evans and Morris G. Williams Llancn- ddwyn; Hywel Pugh, Llanfachreth Dr. Charles Williams and Mr Ellis Williams, Llanbedr; Messrs Meyrick Roberts, Llanfihangel; Wm. Lloyd and Cadwaladr Roberts, Llangelynin; Owen Jones, Llanymawddwy Robert Hughes (jun.), with Dr. Hugh Jones (Medical Officer of Health), W. R. Davies (clerk), W. R. Richardson (assistant clerk), and W. Jones (inspector). THE INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES. The Clerk read a letter from the Local Govern- ment Board sanctioning the services of Mr William Jones as the Council's inspector of nuisances. 130NTDDU WATER SUPPLY. It was agreed that this matter be referred back to the Parish Council owing to the surveyor's illness. DYFFRYN BOARD SCHOOL. The Clerk said that the alterations at the above school had been completed. Dr. Charles Williams: In what way ? Has the Inspector any report on the same ? The Inspector said he had not yet inspected the place, but would report at the next meeting. SANITARY STATE OF ABERGYNOLWYN. It was agreed that the Inspector should make a repoit on the Board School and a few houses nfc Abergynolwyn, and that a month's notice be given to the School Board to convert the drain into a dry system. LLWYXGWRIL WATER SUPPLY. The Clerk presented an agreement to be entered into with Mr. D. Gillart, giving the terms upon which he was to act for the Council in the matter of the Llwyngwril Water Scheme. He also read a letter from Mr Gillart statiig that he would attend at the next meeting with plans, CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was read from Mr Colley, Bridgenorth, stating that lie was glad to see that improvements were being made at Ty'nycornel, Talyllyn, and he should be pleased to see the Inspector visit the place and see that the work is carried out to satisfaction. It was agreed that the Inspector should report on the place. MEDICAL OFFICER'S ANNUAL REPORT. Dr. Hugh Jones submitted his annual report as follows: 1 he Dolgelley Rural District comprises 12 parishes, and a total area of 136,987 acres, with a population of 8,902. Birthrate: During the year 202 births were registered, giving a birth- rate of 22 6 per 1000 per annum, while it was 29 4 for the last six months of 1898. Deathrate: During the year 146 deaths were registered, which gives a deathrate of 16 4 per 1000 per annum. Ten deaths occurred in the district among persons not belonging thereto, and this feict gives a corrected deathrate of 15 4. Seven deaths occurred at the l" nion orkhouse among persons not originally belonging to the district. There were five deaths caused by injuries or accidents of different kinds during the year. The general deathrate in the district for the last six months of 1898 was 15 per annum, and the corrected rate was 13-4. It will thus be seen that the deathrate for last year is somewhat larger, and ought to ensure a greater effort, if possible, to remedy the many sanitary defects which exist throughout the district, and upon which it must be admitted the deathrate ultimately depends. Infant mortality Thiityone ¡ ueatns occurred during the year among infants under one year of age. The number of births registered was 202, with a rate of infant mortality of 153-4, while for the last six months of 1898 it was only 91.6, which is evidently much more unfavorable and demands very serious attention. The want of proper care and management on the part of mothers influences the rate of infant mor- tality very appreciately, but it must always be borne in mind that insanitary conditions of all kinds impair the vitality and increase the mortality among infants much more rapidly than among grown up persons. Zymotic deathrate: Under this heading we include deaths due to the seven principal zymotic diseases, viz., small pox, measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria, whooping cough, fever (typhus continued and enteric), and diarrhoea. During the year five deaths were registered as being due to one or another of these diseases, thus :—one death from measles, one from scarlet fever, one from diphtheria, one from whooping- cough, and one from diarrhoea, We have thus a zymotic deathdrate for the year of 0'56 per 1000. The two deaths from diphtheria and diarrhoea may fairly be taken to imply a defective sanitary state, but may also be duo to other causes. Little is still known of the determining cause of epidemics of small pox, measles, whooping cough, and scarlet fever. The zymotic deathrate for the last six wienths of 1898 was 0.44. Phthisis death-rate.—Thirteen deaths were registered during the year as being due to phthisis, which gives a death-rate from the cause of 1-4 per 1,000 per annum. The rate for the last six months of 1898 was 1*12, which is again less than the rate for last year This is not satisfactory, as there are now overwhelming reasons for be- lieving that the disease may be justly termed pre- ventable. It is largely dependent upon known and remediable conditions, and improved hygiene has led to a steady decline in mortality from this cause. The phthisis mortality in England and Wales in 1886-1890 was 1.6, so that we must again state :the rate for last year in this district is much higher than it ought to be in view of the rural, scattered, and thinly populated character of the district, because it has been shown that there is a close relation between density of population and phthsis mortality. The causes which must tend in this district to keep up the death-rate from this cause are (1) the damp condition of many of the dwelling houses; (2) overcrowding and want of ventilation. These defects have figured largely in nearly all my monthly reports. It has been shown that with im- proved ventilation and ampler air space the mor- tality from phthsis has been greatly reduced. I would here like to express my opinion that the health of the district would be greatly protected from tuberculosis if children could be brought up to sleep with open windows, as fresh air is one of the most destructive enemies of the tubercular germ. I dealt in my last report with the danger from tuberculosis pktients and from tuberculosis articles of diet, such as meat and milk. In this connection I must express my approval of the action of the Council in adopting the dairies cowsheds, and milkshops order All slaughter- houses should be under the control of the Sanitary Authority, Notifications.-The number of cases of infectious diseases notified to me during the year amount to 571, viz,—scarlet fever 11, diphtheria 3, enteric fever 2, puerperal fever 2, erysipelas 4, and measles 549. It will be seen that there was a very extensive out-break of measleii in a large portion of the district during the year, but the disease was not of a very severe type and only one death was registered. Water Supply.—The water supply of several portions of the district is still under the consideration of the Council. In my last report I dealt at considerable length with the unsatisfactory condition of things at Dyffryn and Llwyngwril. In both these cases the Council have secured the services of competent engineers who have submitted schemes, and the Local Government Board have been approached with a view to enquiries beintr held so as to enable these schemes to be proceeded with. I am glad to be able to report that the Parish Council of Talyllyn have provided a new and satisfactory supply at a cost of £ 130 for a portion of the village of Corris, in reference to which I had to speak unfavourably in my last year's report. Sewerage.—I have again to report that there is no definite system of sewerage and drainage in any portion of the district owing largely to its Z7' rural arid scattered character. In my last year's report I suggested that something might be attempted in this direction at Llanegryn and Llwyngwril. I would not like to add Corris, Abergynolwyn, and Dyffryn as nothing has been done in this direction at either of these places up to the end of the year. Parish of Talyllyn.—In this parish 32 deaths were registered during the year as against 14 during the half year ending December 31st., 1898. The death rate for last year is 19-05 per 1,000 per annum for the last 6 months of 1898. Fifty four births were registered and these givea birthrate of 32-1 as against 42-8 per 1,000 per annum for the last six months of 1898. This latter rate was unusually high. The rate of infant mortality is 148.1 per 1000 registered births as against 138.8 for the last six months of 1898. Notifi- cations.—The following cases of infectious diseases occurred in this parish during the yaar. Scarlet I? fever 2, puerperal fever 1, erysipelas 1, and measles 118. Water Supply: In my last year's report I spoke unfavourably of the water supply of a portion
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'il o'V''1* °f Corris in thi-s parish,and I am glad !n,s^nfei iSai?rVSUpply has been provided at a it ,r ur*ng the year I also reported upor, 1 ry -SUpply at Aberllefeiyii board lis blvt.11 m0T ne1lghbouring cottages which also has been remedied by the action of the Parish from nh'thi -ls "f0111' deaths were registered from phthisis during the year which gives a death- whtlfw i Ca"f 0f 2"3 Per 1000 Per annum which is considerably higher than the rate for the whole district. Epidemic of Mumps There was a very extensive outbreak of mumps in Upper and cS Mrf s mike it a 1 KI alsu WaS S0 Prevalent as to fm "T f, SC thG L°Wer Corris Board T n PuerperalJFever: One case was notified,and could discover nnf.himr for the appearance of the disease, raiuhcs of Llanaber, Llanwydde-is-v-garre°-, and a eaom?lo7n- threeadjoining parishes have popu,Iatlon of 1870. Twentv-six deaths were registered during theyear which gives a death- W 1; 0 per annum- The rate for the last six months of 1898 was 12 8. Forty-three births were registered dnrino- 7i csihiejeti (luring the > ear, the rate for the last six months of 1898 was 25-6. The rate of infant mortahty f0r the year is 93-02, the rate for the last six months of 1898 was 83 3. Water Supply: As already mentioned in this report the unsatis- factory supply at Dyffryn with which I dealt fully m my last report is receiving the attention of the ii Proposed scource is the Broyfoel spring, the surroundings of which consist of rough mountain land with no apparent possibility of pol- lution. The analysis is also favourable. Parishes of Llanelltyd, Llanfachreth, Brithdir and Islawdref. nf'^RQ1,00 ,pfnes. have a combined population i • *u forty-eight deaths were registered during the year, which gives a death rate of 147 per 1,000 per annum. The rate for the last six months of 1898 was 15-4. Three' deaths were registered from the seven principal zymotic diseases as follows: One from whooping cough, one from scarlet fever, and one from measles. This gives a death-rate of 11 per 1.000 per annum. There ^e"U). at'l;s from enteric fever, diarrhoea, or diphtheria. lhree deaths were rpcrictprfr] frnm phthisis which gives a phthisis rate of 1.1. Eteht deaths were registered during the year in persons under one year. Fifty-seven births were registered during the year as follows, Llanelltyd 20 in Llan- fahreth, 30 in Brithdir and Islawrdref; which gives a birthrate of 22.1 per 1000 per annum. The rate for the last six months of 1898 was 25.6. The of lnfant mortality for the year is 140.3 per 1000 iegistered births. The rate for the last six months oi 1898 was 90.9. Llanymawddwy This parish has a population of 449. Five deaths were registered during the year which gives a death- rate for the year of 11.1 per 1000 per annum. The rate for the last six months of 1898 was 8,8. Seven births were registered during the year which gives a birthrate for the year of 15.5 The rate of infant mortality, was 142.8. No cases of infectl- j ous diseases were notified. Rainfall The total rainfall for the year was 58.33 inches as measured at Dolserau. Dr Chas. Williams said it was the best report he had heard. He proposed that it be printed and well circulated among parish councils school board and other authorities. He considered the report very satisfactory. The Chairman proposed that it should be adver- tised, and that tenders be invited. Mr. Pugh Jones proposed that it should be circulated among landlords, whose property is mentioned in the report. Mr. Cadwaladr Roberts asked if it was to be printed in Welsh. The Chairman: No; no doubt there is one member of each family who can read English. • It was then agreed that a committee of three, viz.: Messrs. John Evans (chairman), Meyrick Roberts, and Dr. Charles Williams, with the Medical Officer and the Inspector, be appointed to look over the report, and take out the items which were not necessary for publication. BYE-LAWS. Dr. Williams asked where were the bye-laws; he bad heard before that they were with Dr. Jones. Dr. Jones: No, they are not. I said about a year ago that they would be ready in a year, but I now find they are not. In reply to the Chairman the Inspector also said that they were not yet ready. It was agreed that the matter be placed first on the agenda for further consideration at the next meeting. TENDERS. Two tenders were received for the seaven-in- at Abergynolwyn, viz., Messrs. William Williams, Tanybrvn-street, for 15s., and J. R. Pugh, Railway Inn, for 1Q&, and also for the cleaning of grates. The latter was accepted. Four tenders for making a new sewer at Tydu, Lhvyndu, were received, viz., Messrs J. Thomas, Areran Villa, Dolgelley, P-25; Edward Jones & Son, Rhoslefan, £ 24; John Lloyd, Llwyngwril, £ 22 10s. G. Griffiths, Llwyngwril, £ 18 10s. The tender of the latter was accepted.
THE MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH.—MONDAY Wheat made 5s 6d to 6s per 65 lbs; barley, 4s Od to 4s 6d white oats,3s Od to 38 3d black oats, 3s. Od Egs, 16 for Is Salt butter, lid to Is. 2d per lb. frosh butter, Is Od to Is 2d per lb. Fowls sold at 3s 6d to 5s Od per couple. Potatoes, 3s 6d per cwt. CORN. CARDIFF, Saturday (from the Cardiff Grain Com pany, Limited's report).—At our market to-day home-grain wheat was firm at least week's full prices. Foreign was about 6d per quarter dearer. Grinding barley was 3d higher, whilst maize, both flat and round, showed an advance of Is. Oats was fully 3d up beans being without alteration. GLOVCESTER, Saturday (from Messrs W. C. Lucy and Co.'s report,).—Moderate supply of English wheat, which sold at an advance of 6d per quarter; foreign steady at an occasional advance of 3d. Maize 9d dearer. Barley firm. Oats 3d dearer. BUTTER. CARMARTHEN", Saturday.—There was a fair supply of butter in the market to-day, which realisad from llf to Is Od. Basket gutter, Is Id Is 2d per lb. CORK, Saturday.— Firsts,98s; Seconds 78s, thirds 70s; superfine 118s. fine 85s, choice boxes 83s. In market 103 firkins. POTATOES. LONDON, Saturday.—Moderate supplies, which met a fair demand at rather better prices. Quota- t.iom :-Lincoln Up-to'dates, 175s to 85s j ditto Reading Giants and Bruce, 70s to 75: Blackland ditto, 60s to 70s; and Scotch Maincrops kidneys, 75s to 85s. METAL. Lead steady-English Cl6 15s, Spanish iCl6 12s 6d. Spelter steady-Z21 15s to i222.
Educational ABERYSTWYTH COUNTY SCHOOL HEADMASTER m R. DAVID SAMCEL, M.A., (Cantab). SENIOR MISTRESS IISS EMTH M EWART, M.A., (Vict) ASSISTANT MASTERS AND MISTRESS ME W. P EARSOIS Jj^ULLEE, IVT.A* MR- T HOMAS QWEXS, M .J. II. MISS S. E. T HOMAS, DRAWING MR. J. H. APPLETON, Cert. Art Master. School re-opens January 16th, 1900. Pupils requiring Railway Season Tickets will please apply to me forthwith. „ „ JOHN EVANS, 6, Portland Street, Clerk Aberystwyth .¡" Business Notices. ,DANIEI-A' SON,I AND MEREDITH, AUCTIONEERS, TENANT-RIGHT, timber, a general AGRICULTURAL A PROPERTY VALUERS. SURVEYORS, ARBITRATORS, AND FIRE-LOSS ASSESSORS. OFFICES ABERYSTWYTH & TOWYN Dentistry. ESTABLISHED 40 YEARS. MESSRS MURPHY & ROWLEY, SURGEON DENTISTS, Honorary Dentists to the Aberystwyth Infirmary and Cardiganshire General Hospital. ADDRESS- -549 T ERRACE ROAD A BERYSTIN'YTII ^VTR- ROWLEY begs to announce that he is now able to undertake Gold and all other Fillin°rs, Crowns, Bridge-work and all the latest improvements in Modern Dentistry. Artificial Teeth in the latest English and American Styles. TEETH EXTRACTED PAINLESSLY UNDER GAS. Mr R. visits Machynlleth, Towyn, Aberayron, Tre- garon and Lampeter. Patients can be attended to any day at Aber- ystwyth. All at the most Moderate Charges. Full particulars on application. Business Notices. FOR GOOD AND RELIABLE BOOTS AND SHOES OF TIIF BEST QUALITY GO TO EDWIN PETERS 51, GREAT DARKGATE STREET, 51, (Three doors above Town Clock,) ABERYSTWYTH. Gentlemen's and Ladies' Boots and Shoes of ever description. Repairs on shortest notice BILLPOSTING IN ABERYSTWYTH. Trying to do business without advertising is like winking in the dark. You may know what you are doing, but nobody else does." SEND YOUR POSTERS TO THE ABERYSTWYTH AND DISTRICT BILLPOSTING CO., Proprietors of the largest and BEST Hoardings in Aberystwyth and District; Send for list of Stations. Billposting done on most reasonable terms. Advertisers invited to inspect the Hoardings of this Company. Satisfaction guaranteed Address all communications and parcels to- HERR PAREEZER, BILLPOSTING Co., PAREEZER HALL, QUEEN'S SQUARE, ABERYSTWYTH. JACK EDWARDS. (LATE E. EDWARDS,) B OOKSELLER AND STATIONER, 13, GREAT DARKGATE ST. A RERYSTWYTH, OUR MOTTO— GOOD VALUE FOR MODERATE PRICES II. I\ i:I)WARDS, BEEF, MOTION AND PORK BUTCHER, 34, GREAT D ARKGATE STREET, ^BERYSTWYTH. BEST QUALITY MEAT ONLY SUPPLIED HOME-MADE SAUSAGES AND PURE LARD. i HOIE-CURED HAMS AND BACON, CORNED JH. BEEF, AND PICKLED TONGUES. THE ABERYSTVYTH WELSH JPLANNEL DEPOT, 50, TERRACE ROAD REAL WELSH FLANNELS, SHAWLS, WOOL- LEN DRESSES, CLOTH, YARNS, HAND-KNIT HOSIERY, WELSH QUILTS AND HOME-MADE BLANKETS. JOHN EDWARDS & CO. PROPRIETORS, JOHN GRIFFITHS CABINET MAKER, AND COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHER, 7, M ARKET STREET, A BERYSTWYTH DRAWING-ROOM SUITES, DINING-ROOM SUITES, BEDROOM SUITES. GIG LAMPS. Edmund Edmunds, SADDLER & HARNESS MAKER, COLLEGE STREET, LAMPETER, Begs to inform the Public that be has a Grand Selection of GIG LAMPS IN STOCK, AT VERY MODERATE PRICES. All kinds of Repairs neatly executed on the shortest notice. SADDLES, CUSHIONS, HARNESS, &c. BARGAINS IN THE LATEST ANI) BEST JACKETS, CAPES, WATERPROOFS, AT D. NUN DAVIES' Drapery and Millinery Establishment, COMMERCE HOUSE, LAMPETER. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. ft EASTER HOLIDAYS, 1900. CHEAP EXCURSIONS TO SCOTLAND. On THURSDAY, April 12th, Excursion Tickets will be issued for 5 and 9 to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Greenock, &c- 7 On Thursday and Saturday, April 12th f. 14th ,T-Ckex* WU1 be issued to Newport Swansea anhii ^eath- Merthyr, Cardiff and of A *I;Eo"eturn «P fco and inclusive April IJtb.yndBu'.da^AprTlSU,. 0004 On Thursday J. Saturday, April 12th .5' 14th" Cheap eig-ht day tickets will be issued from Aber- K T11- UarmoMh, Machynli™ New. £ j?' MontSomery, Welshpool, Oswestry, Eenns- Bank, and intermediate stations, to Manchester, ton Shpffi Birkenheacl, Chester Warring! ton, Sheffield, Leeds, Dewsbury, Batley, Bradford Huddersfield, Matlock, and Buxton. The usual week-end tickets will be issued on Thursday, April 12th, and Saturday, April 14th to lverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Wolver- hampton, Peterboro. Leicester, ^Derbv, LeeS Dews bury, Huddersfield, Bradford, Sheffield, etc. EXCURSION BOOKINGS TO VJDON. bp^f 1 i:iJtS(1f^'xA,r>)ril 12th' Excursion Tickets will be issued to LONDON for 5 and 8 days. CYCLE RACES AT Pm^rrIo^LI Tl0R,SE' D0G> AND T'SSS SHOW, NEVIN—EIS- ?IFSS?0R)S AT BARMOUTH, CRIC- CIETH AND PWLLHELI. EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 16TH. Cheap day tickets will be issued from Aberyst- wyth, Machynlleth, Aberdovey, Towyn, and inter- Pwllhdi,S2c!0nS t0 Barmouth' Harlech, Dolgelley, etc. ATHLETIC SPORTS AT CARNARVON. Cheap day tickets will be issued from Portmadoc, Cnccieth, and Pwllheli on Foster Monday, April 16th. fuH Particulars as to Train times, fares, etc., see Handbills issued by the Company. All in- formation regarding Tourist and Excursion arrange- ments on the Cambrian Railways can be obtained on application to W. H. GOUGH, Superintendent of the Line, Oswestry. C. S. DENNISS, Oswestry, General Manager. April, 1900. WEEK-END TICKETS are issued every FRIDAY and SATURDAY from all L. A; X. W. and G. W. Stations in LONDON TO ABERDOVEY, ABERYST- WYTH, DOLGELLEY, AND BARMOUTH. Available for return on the following Sunday (where train service permits) Monday, or Tuesday For full particular see small hand bills. CHEAP WEEK END EXCURSION TICKETS ARE NOW ISSUED ON EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY TOJ ♦Birmingham, ^Wolverhampton, *Walsall, Peter *sSd ;rLeicef*' *Derb>-> *Bur ton -on -Trent, bu™0rBd;il0Vr^ Mailchester. P^ton, Black- burn, Eolton, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield Liverpool, Birkenhead, Wigan and WarringSn FROM Oswestry, Llanymynech, Llanfyllin, Montgomery Wel.hpool, Llanidloe.s. MachvnIIeth. Bortli Aberystwyth, Aberdovey. Towyn. Barmouth Dolgclley, Harlech, PortmaclOc, Penrilyndeudraeth, Criccieth, and Pwlheli, T> tl^kets ar^e issued from Aberystwyth, Boith, Aberdovey, Towyn, Barmouth, Dol-elley Harlech, Penrhyndeudraeth, Portmadoc Criccieth* and Pwllheli to SHREWSBURY. lccietll» *Tickets to these Stations are not issued from Passengers return on the Monday or Tuesday following issue of ticket. J THOUSAND-MILE TICKETS. CTT\SsCTnnnan ,Corupaay issue FIRST CLASS 1000 and 500 MILE TICKETS, the coupons of which enable the purchasers to travel between Stations on the Cambrian Railways during the period for which the tickets are available unt§ the coupons are exhausted. The price of each is E5 5s Od 1,000 miles, and P,2 17s 6d' 500 miles being about lid per mile. 11 4 Application for the 1,000 or 500 mile tickets must be made in writing, giving the full name and address of the purchaser and accompanied by a remittance, to -Ilr I% H. G,)tigli Superint-endent of the Line, Cambrian Railways, Oswestry (cheques to be made payable to the Cambrian Co. or order) from whom also bookscontaining 100 certificates f°r authorising the use of the tickets by purchasers' famtty guests, or employees can be obtained, 6d each book; remittance to accompany order. C. S. DENNISS, General Manager Oswestry, March 1899. Business Notices. MARVELLOUS VALUE WARM WINTER SHIRTS heavy nd medium oTJ>atterns°and f 2f- 9'L Choi(!e selection WHI?/E LO\r r r n JtS"! 6 HST SENT POST FREE< also Wrists £ VP1? LT" Fronts and Sq«are Wrists, 6 for 15s. Sample 2s. 9d. Send collar shape COLLARS, four-fold, any shape, 3s 9d. per dozen. Orders delivered Carriage Paid on receipt of remittance. 'NFAN FRANK YELL, SHIRT MANUFACTURER 81, EFFRA ROAD, BRIXTON, LONDON. NOR WELSH WOOLLEN GOODS GO TO ROWLAND MORGAN LONDON HOUSE, ABERYSTWYTH