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r PUBLIC NOTICES. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. IMPORTANT ACCELERATION, JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, 1893. LONDON, BIRMINGHAM, WOLVERHAMPTON, ,&c., WITH ABERYSTWYTH, BARMOUTH, BRECON. &c. Downs. a.m. p p.m. ep. 9 30 Barmouth dep. 2 15 Hir'ittgltain (New-st) 11 30 Tpwyu „ 2 66 W'fckiuptond^N.W.) „ 12 3 AberdQvey 3 10 ry 1 35 Aberysfcwith 2 50 Hewtowti arr. 2 43 Borth 3 12 Lisnicnoes 3 15 Machynlleth. » 8 45 Kksiynder „ 3 40 Brecon 1 23 Buifili Wells 4 19 i ,(luilth Wel. 2 55 Brecoa 5 15 Khayader 3 40 .Machynlleth 3 .40 Llanidloes. •• 4 11 Borth. „ 4 9, Newtown 4 47 JLhervstwytU 4 30 Shrewsbury arr. 6 5 .Abectiavey 4.10 W'huuipton (LNW) „ 7 29 *Towyn „ 4 20 Bir'gham (New-st,) 7 55 B&roMoib* 4 ,50 London (Euston). „ 10 15 I.T y 4 20 Bir'gham (New-st,) 7 55 4,50 London (Euston). „ 1015 ♦This train is continued from Barmouth to Criocieth, Portmadoc, and Pwllheli. For further informa- tion see Time Bills. € HEAP .WE^K END AND FORTNIGHTLY TICKETS* are now issued to Aberystwyth, Barmouth, and other WATERING PLACES on the Cambrian Coast. For full particulars respecting >i>lJ::M and train times, see bills, to be had at all Stations. 1VTEWTOWN$AELY CLOSING MOVEMENT. Ou EVERY FRIDAY in JULY, AUGUST, &t>& SK PTE MB Ell, CHEAP RETURN TICKETS will be ISSUED FRpM NE, WTOWN to I LÙLndinam at 2 30,p m. 1 gd. Montgomery at 2 13 p.m. ( Welshpool at 2 13 p.m. I 1/3 iThird Class Fares fcr the Double Journey. Children binder Three Years of Age. Free; above Three and rumler Twelve, Half-fare.. First Class Tickets issued At 4oable the Third Class Fares. The Tickets will be available for RETURN the SAME DAY as follows ^From Llandinam at 7 43 p.m., Montgomery 7 15 p.m. or 9 57 p.m., Welshpool 7 0 p.m. or 9 45 p.m. ALFRED ASLETT, Secretary aud General Manager. i" •NEW ILLUSTRATED PAMPHLET Issued by the Cambrian Railways Company, Price 2d. WHERE TO STAY AND WHAT TO SEE IN WILD AND PICTURESQUE WALES, Containing 17 Meisenbach Views of Aberystwyth Sarmoath, and other Cambrian Seaside and Holiday BMOIU, from Photographs by Mr J: Maclardy. of -Ogwa". with a list of Hotels, Inns, Farmhouse and "Country Lodgings. To be obtained at all English aac1 Welsh Railway Booketalls and at all Cambrian Stations. Also from ALFRED ASLETT, Secretary and General Manager. Company's Offices, Oswestry, August, 1893. WHAT THE PRESS SAY! It is a useful little book, and we hope it will in. ,Ilwe many readers to visit the charming pcenes -.vhich tie on and about tl.e Cambrian.—Oswestry AdeertZzer. Invaluable to all Holiday Makers.—Llangollen Ad. Mertiztr. Tho information ta of a thoroughly practical nature. TIu Gentlewoman. Arranged in A manner which will be of immense ,mvice to the Traveller. Moo, fgomerysaire Express. 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PROOFS, NOT ALLEGATIONS.
PROOFS, NOT ALLEGATIONS. LOUD was the boast of confidence when leaders of the Church Defence Association referred to the signatures attached to the petitions against the Suspensory Bill. They indignantly repu- diated the charges of fraud, misrepresentation and forgery which were brought against them, but what can Church officials say in answer to the offences of which some of her clerical adherents have, been found guilty of practising. There is nothing so dishonourable or so greatly to be deprecated as the circulation of unfounded allega- tions, but the report of the Public Petitions Committee has advanced the charges tnade from mere imputations to established facts. It would be unch iritable to say that all Churchmen wish to adopt these unworthy methods but it has been proved that in numerous instances everything has not been as straightforward as it should have been. It is clearly the duty of the Church to clear herself of seeming participation in these practices by punishing the persons who have offended against the law of honesty. It is with much pride that Churchmen exclaim that their Church may be disestablished and disendowed to-morrow yet she would stand immovable. Every Dissenter fervently prays that may be so, but what Nonconformists are striving for is to elevate the Church up to the spiritual level of Dissent. THE ROBERT OWEN MEMORIAL. A FEW weeks ago a letter was published in these columns suggesting that the CHAIRMAN of the Newtown Local Board should take the initiative with regard to the proposal to erect a suitable monument to the memory of the great philanthrophist, ROBERT OWEN, of Newtown. The letter in point of tone was not all that could be desired, but it is rumoured that Capt. PRYCE- JONES is taking active steps in the matter. The provision of a memorial to so honoured a man is not one to be dealt with and referred to in the spirit of party bias, but if the movement is to be successful there must be an uniting of political and religious forces, and with that end attained there is no obstacle in the way to prevent the project being brought to a successful issue. THE SANITATION OF NEWTOWN. IT is not merely for the sake or love of finding fault with Newtown Local Board that we direct attention to the medical report submitted to that body by Dr. PALMER. We believe the sewerage system and the sanitary conditions of the town to be bad, and the report only adds confirmation tc that opinion. Considering the excessive heat, and the abominable effluvia which pervades the town, it is little short of miraculous that an outbreak of fever has not occurred. Reports ad infinitum have been placed before the members by both MEDICAL OFFICER and SURVEYOR. On many occasions the former has expressed a strong opinion that the Notification (Infectious) Diseases Act should be adopted by the Board. Under the Act all cases of infectious disease are compulsorily notified to the authority, and by that means the Board is able to investigate the vicinity of the first outbreak, and take such remedial measures as will prevent the spread of infection. Secrecy is the principal thing to guard against. The object of the Act M to enable public bodies to deal with infectious disease on its immediate appearance. The reason why the Board should studiously refrain from adopting the measure remains hidden in obscurity. It would be un- charitable to suggest that the members hold back, because medical gentlemen can claim a fee of half-a-crown for every reported case. We hope the Sanitary Committee, which is awakening to its responsibilities, will in the near future bring up a favourable recommendation. Is it not possible to deal with the stink-holes in the streets ? Apropos of sanitary matters, a circular was received from the Local Government Board with reference to the pollution of rivers. No one will deny the need of attention to be paid to the Severn at Newtown. It is a daily occurrence for filth and refuse to be deliberately cast into the river. Any person interested can stand on either bridge and see the act committed in broad daylight, for it is not in the loneliness and darkness of night that people offend. It is sickening to walk by the river bank. On every hand is abundant evidence of neglect; but we trust the Board will now take the matter up, and adopt salutory measures to prevent the deposit of filth and surplus articles in the river. GAS AND WATER. THE programme of Newtown Local Board is daily becoming more important. It is pleasing to note that the majority of its members are progressive. They have awakened to the fact that if the rates are to be decreased there must be other sources of income be- sides thecolleotion of levies madoupon the ratepayers. It is only want of capital which keeps the Board from becoming owners of the Market Hall, and Gas and Water Companies. This is rather a large order, but finding complete purchase impossible -At present, the Board have done all they can towards leasing the Market Hall, and are striving to lower the moni. s paid for water and gas. In one instance, the water, they are already on the toad to success, and we hope that era the six months have transpired, the town will re-consider its decision and unanimously decide to lease the Market Hall, whereby a sum of about £ 200 will go towards lessening local taxation. Until! the Committee appointed to consider the gas question bring up a report, comment is scarcely called for. If the illuminating power can be increased and the price lowered, we shall be among the first to congra- tulate our enterprising local senators. THROUGH! THE Home Rule Bill made its last appearance in the House of Commons on Friday, when the third reading was passed by a majority of thirty-four. In ppite of the wrecking exploits of the Opposition, the GRAND OLD MAN has successfully steered his ship through. It is difficult and nigh to impossible to fully guage the tremendous advance made. even should the Lords throw the measure out, and the cheers which greeted the PREMIER both in and out of the House after the division, which will be re-echoed throughout the country in the hearts, if not by the voices, of all the Liberal host!
A deputation has been appointed to wait on Sir! Edward Watkin, Bart., M.P., with the view of securing his aid in the construction of a railway by which it is hoped to bring back prosperity to Beddgelert. 11U-j ot:
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NEWTOWN & LLANLLWCHAIARN LOC tL BOARD. FRIDAY.—Present: Captain F. Pryce-Jones (chair, man), Messrs G. H. Ellison, Cornelius Morgan, W. Francis, John Hughes, Henry Roberts, A. S. Cooke, Evan Ashton, Edward Jones, D. Lewis, J. Owen, W. Lewis, Thomas Jones, and David Owen; with Messrs W. Cooke (clerk), and R. W. Davies (cur- veyor). THE LOAN. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Francis, a resolution was passed authorising Mr Richard Jones, the Board's treasurer, to receive the XI,OW loan. THE WATER QUESTION. STRONG COMMENTS. The Surveyor, at the instance of the Chairman, then read the following report:—" The Committee having had the Waterworks Company's letter under consideration, and before finally deciding upon the question of Waterworks charges, they wish to have the opinion of the Board on the means of flushing, whether they are prepared to adopt the system ot flushing the sewers by means of a water van, or to follow the same system as we have now. By the fol- lowing of the present system it will be necessary to renew the sluices in the tewer chambers at a cost of about X150. By the water cart system about half the quanuty now ulled will be necessary, and we are c undent that the flashing will be far more efficiently done." Mr ELliton said io had been requested to move the adoption of the report. As far as it was concerned they would find one particular limit with regard to the mode of flushing, that of course referred to the flushing tank. The Committee had gone into the matter very carefully, and had thought it wise to ask the opinion of the Board before framing a formal re- port, that they did get the opinion of members and their sanction to a certain mode of flushing. If the Board decided to have a tank or otherwise the Com- mittee would prepare a report upon it. The Chair- man had placed himself in communication with other towns where a tank was used, and in each case they had found the mode of flushing working effectively. Other members had also made enquiries with satis- factory results. Mr David Owen seconded. Referring to the new scheme he said it was a wonder, always after new movements came to the front and Rave satisfaction, that people had not seen it sooner. There was a time for all things, and there was a time for this. 1 hey were living to learn, and he thought this had been an important lesson to the Board to economise the water. The coat would be reduced, and a much smaller quantity of water would be more efficient than the large quantity they were now using. There was no doubt that the adoption of the scheme would save the Board going to the expense of X100 for re- pairing the sluices. Mr Henry Roberts expressed hia pleasure at the Board's report, and said he believed the plan would be more effective, and would be a great saving to the ratepayers. He had seen the system work satis- factorily in other towns. Mr Edward Jones asked whether the Board were proceeding in accordance with the notice on the agenda. The Board were now promulgating a new scheme, and no notice was placed on the agenda. The notice on the agenda was to settle the difference of the terms between the Waterworks Company and the Local Board. If they were going to have a new scheme for flushing ther« should be due notice given. The Chairman said the question had been deferred to please Mr Jones, and now he wished to do so again. Mr Edward Jones pointed out that the Board should deal with the terDII of the agreement, and if they could not come to a satisfactory resolution then they must come together and go in for another scheme. He said the discussion was out of order. The motion was then put and carried. Mr Ellison In order to perfect the scheme another resolution must be put before you, and that is that irrangements be made for the purchase cf a flushing tank. I think the Committee should be empowered to make the necessary arrangements. With regard to what Mr Edward Jones has said about the matter not being on the agenda, the water question means the whole question. The Committee mention that it will cost.9150 to put the sluices in order, which Mr Jones wants done, but be would consider that conroe ju-it as illegal—as the amount is not on the agenda— as the one in which we intend to purchase a tank, which will oost at most .£5). Mr W. Lewis seconded. Mr Hughes: Can we vote on this without due notice of motion P Mr David Owen asked what was the objection to the present cart. Why could not that be utilised for flushing pupposesP He believed that the water cart, after spending X5 upon it, could be used for flashing the sewers and watering the streets, unless it was too smalL The Chairman To be in perfect order, and under the circumstances that the Board is not perfectly unanimous, it is well that this should be brought forward on the agenda at another meeting. I am sorry we should be called upon to take this course, because in time gone by Committees have made re- commendations and expenses have been incurred, without the amouut of money being placed on the asrenda. I have never seen the actual amount pro- posed to be spent placed on the agenda, and I am ex- ceedingly sorry that this course should be taken, and I must ask Mr Ellison and Mr Lewis to postpone their motion until we can call a special meeting of the Board to confirm the resolution. Mr Edward Jones: I am sorry that this Board should commit themselves to an outlay of .£50. I think it would be far better in order to test the scheme to hire one of these carts; and then I am sure you will be convinced of its uselessness. Unless you put the sluices in perfect order it will be foolish to get a cart. I would not mind going to part of the expense myself, but you would be able to see the effect from the cart we have. The Chairman: We require a cart which will hold 450 gallons, 150 gallons more than our present cart will contain. Mr Edward Jones Do you mean to say that a new cart of 450 gallons will possess so much additional capacity as to flush the sewers ? It is childish to think of accepting such a thing. Mr David Owen. Perfectly so. Mr Edward Jones: It is childish. Mr David Owen Perfectly so. Mr Edward Jones I am surprised that this Board should sanction the expenditure of money for such a purpose. Mr Morgan proposed the appointment of a snail committee to ascertain the size and capacity of the old water cart to do the flushing. The Chairman said he proposed to say a few words as Chairman of the Board. The Waterworks ques- tion had been thrashed out to the very bottom. They had had both the consideration of the old oart and that of the new one under their consideration, aiui he need scarcely tell them that they had most substantial reasons for asking the Board to sanctiou the ordering of a new one, in preference to using the old eart. They had not gone into details because it would be a mistake to do so JDBt then, but be could assure every member of the Board that the Commit- tee had g'J¡¡e into the subject most minutely, and they had, to speak metaphorically, tons of information from other towns where the carts were in use. Under the new system they could do with 450 gallons at the outside, while under the old system it was necessary to use 3.000 gallons. Of c >urse it was to the interest of the Waterworks Company that the Board should use 3,000 gallons of water in preference to 450galions, and he cuuld quite understand why it should be wanted to put the sluices in order. He wished them t distinctly and clearly to understand that he had got in hit possession information respecting other towns as important as Newtown, where the new system was adopted Out of the number there were oniy two towns which flushed their sewers with 3 000 gallons of water, and one with a cart of 121 gallons but in every case it was working satisfactorily, and most efficient in towns where was used a cart of 400 or 450 gallons. They considered that the present eart, which would contain about 305 gallons, was not sufficient to flush the sewers of the town, but even if it were, he daresay it would do its work equal, at least, to the flushing which now taok place, but it would not do it efficiently. The Committor, there fore, ticked the Board that the small expenditure of £ 50 might be sanctioned to buy a cart than would flush the sewers amply. Continuing, the Chairman weuton to show that whatever the pressure of water the Company put on, the water had to run through a two aud a half inch hose, it Jost its force by going into a pipe twelve inches in diameter, whereas by the new system the water would run out of the cart through a six inch funnel, and the whole of the 450 gallons would go down the sewers at once. Mr Edward Jones At what pressure ? The Chairman With the weight of the water it- self. Mr Edward Jones: Is it at a pressure of lOOlb. to j the square iuch ? The Chairman That is a question which has M? Edward Joues: It is sent through the Watpr Company's pipe at a pressure of 100ibi to the square inch. The Chairman pointed out that whatever pressure there was, i was lost before it had gone down th pipe ten yards. The Board offered the Waterworks Company X71 15s. They had declined it, aod the Boa.rd now brought forward another scheme. Mr E. Jones Excuse me, but please confine the discussion to the disputed point about the water for flushing. The Company do not raceive X112 per year. I The Chairman: They have had .£4 ICs S:, and now they ask for an increase of £ 28 Gs. By the The Chairman: They have bad £ 34 ICs S', snd now they ask for an increase of £ 28 Gs. By the scheme which the Committee now present before the Board we shall be able to do it for a less sum than that offered to the Waterworks Company. To adopt this scheme will be a saving of hundreds of pounds. If it were necessary it can be shown in other towns that the same scheme has worked with prcfit, and proved th&t we are not trying a Utopian scheme I »sk you to support your Committee in this matter. They have taken iufioite pains, and b«ve met time after time, and if their ideas and hopes were not carried *at it will not place them in a. happy position I can assure you that we are in earnest upon our re- c joametidttiotis, and I aak you to show to-night by your votes that you have confidence in your com- mittee. If we do not buy a water cart we shall have to t-pend tl.50 in putting the sluices in good order. The Chairman made otherremarke, and oonclude-t by stating tint the present system in vogue whereby 3 000 gallons were run int? a 12 inch pipe through a t icon hose was like a boy trying to c.ean windows with a penny squirt (loud laughter). Mr David, Owen said the point of dispute was whether the sewers would be properly flashed by the old or a new cart. They were all agreed to flushing by <^art. The Chairman Mr Jones brought it up. Mr D. Owen said he had no doubt the experiment would answer, but why in the name of common sense should the Board-go in for buying a new cart? Let them wear the old one out first. Mr Edward Jones said he firmly believed the worthy Chairman of the Board was in earnest with a view to reduce the water rate, but he did not think the Water Company coveted a large supply to the town they only wished to be piid for the amount of w-ter that was consumed by the town. (Mr D. Owen Hear, hear). A letter had been sent by the Company to the Board to that effect, and tbe tormer were quite prepared to refer the case to arbitration, and to be paid only for water consumed. With regard to earnestness he should like to go in for reducing the water rate an much as anybedy, but the present scheme did not satisfy his mind in any shape or form. It would only prove a fnilure. They talked of having a cart to hold 450 gallons, and to run it into the sewers through a six inca funel, but he asked what use it would be ? How soon would the force of the water expend itself ? By the time it had reached the Cross it would be useless. It was all moonshine, and he told them faithfully that it was his firm conviction that the scheme would be a total failure. It would b" a much better plan to hire a cart and try the scheme to see huw it answered. The Chairman mentioned that by adopting the scheme the streets of most part of the town could be watered the same day, whereas now it was the habit of watering one part one day and a different street the next. It was granted that under the present syatem a lot more water was used, but it stood to reason that water from a 2. inch hose running into a 12 inch pipe would not be so beneficial as a 450 galious going into the same pipe at a mouthful. Mr Hughes I move that we hire a cart. Mr Edward J ones said it was the engineer'* scheme that the sewers were to be flashed through the slnioes, ana if the sluices were in proper order the pipes would retain the water. How m*ny thousand gallons could they retain? Sooner or later they would have to put them in proper repair, and he thought they should make a proper job of the work. Then they could talk about flushing with oarts and other things, but until then the whole of the water would go for nothing. The Chairman: Bat if we adopt the new scheme it will be unnecessary to spend the money ou the sluices. Mr Francis said both the Chairman and Mr Ed. Jones seemed pretty good engineers, but if the Board hired a cart,they would then be able to see what could be done, and whether Mr Jonea or the Chairman wan the best engineer. That would be a fair test. Ultimately, after further minor discussion, the subject was ordered to stand adjourned to a special meeting of the Board. SANITARY. A circular from the Local Government Board with respect to the Rivers Pollution Act, asd also amended regulations with regard to the importation of cholera, were referred to the Sanitary Committee without discussion. LEGAL OPINION. The question of the nuisance on the Severn Banks and Clifton-square was upra the agenda, but the subject was adjourned in order that the committee might have an opportunity of consider ing the legal opinion which had been taken. THM (QUALITY OF THE GAS. Mr Morgan drew the attention of the Board to the quality of the gas supplied by the Newtown Gas CoiiiBMiy. It was not up to the standard generally suarjied, and he should like to know whether they any power with regard to altering the quality; also whether the Board could appoint an inspector of gm. Other towns did, and the law gave them the pO"'1' of appointing a man who eodd visit tbe <-OSB- p*ol s works daily and teet the power and quality of !f8 made. it was their duty as a public body to t 4., the rat. payetw laid prcpat isgfcfe. aa& ,d if there was any difficulty to appoint an inspector for that purpose. The Chairman: You have asked me what I am able to answer. I quite agree with your remarks with regard to the quality and price of gas. Mr Hughes: I beg to refer the whole matter to the lighting committee., Mr Morgan: That will not answer my question as to whether there is any difficulty in the way of appointing an inspector who can visit the gas works ev.ry day. The Chtirman I should like to add to your reso- lution, Mr Hiighes, the words, with po-Aer to oon- sulu a solicitor," and I will give you my reason. We are now paying X220 per year for light. Two or three years ago there were great complaints about the gas, when it cost us £ 200, und we increased the light; and even now the streets are none too light,and we may fairly expect to have to increase our preaent expenditure. I think we should go U) the very root of this matter and ascertain the Board's position. I I have been thinking the matter over for several days, and I find that if the Gas Company were a public company, we should have undoubtedly very great powers over them, for instance, with regard to the illuminating power, the maximum price and pressure of gas, but I understand they have no Act of Parlia- ment. Mr MorganA provisional order. The Chairman i A provisional order is of no weight or power unless it is confirmed within seven days after the completion of the works and the publication of the provisional order. The price of gas charged us is 4i1 5d or 4s 6d per thousand feet, aud that is a very high price to pay. I think if we ascertained our position in the matter that possibly we may by friendly overtures induce the Gas Company, not only to reduce their charge in supplying gas to us, but also to the residents throughout the town generally. Ic is with that view that I ask Mr Hughes, who pro- posed the resolution, that the matter be referred to the Lighting and Street Committee, to add that they be e mpowet ed to find out the position of the Board I and c insult a solicitor. If the Committee have no doubt upon the points they need not go to a solicitor, even if you give them permission. Continuing, the Chairman went on to point out one or two cases in which the Board had suffered through not engaging a. o:ícitor. He said to spend a little money in law was like paying for insurance. He cited the case of the main roads, and said if the Board had applied to the Local Government Board six months after the County Council came into existence, the Board could have claimd the right to repair their main roads, and the price neewsary for their maintenance would have to bs settled by agreement. They had now lost that power, ftlld they saw the effeci of it in Milford- road, where for the first time in their exoerience, they found grass growing in the middle of the road. Further, there was the boundary question. Mr A. S. Cookeseeondedtheorigiiial proposition. He really did not see any occasion for the Board to bind itself by conferring en the Committee the power to consult a so;icitor. If they presented a report to the Bo<rd, and there were points upon which it would be well to get 1* gal advice, then be thought the Board would be perfectly willing for the Committee to have that opinion. With regard to the County Council having the main roads, it was a matter of opinion as to whether it was bad or good. He thought person* ally it was a good job, as it lessened the outside work of the officials, and enabled them to pay more attention to the town. The Chairman mentioned that tbe Gas Company worked under the Act dealing with Gas passed in 18AS. He knew, and wus perfectly positive, that they would have to get aivic-). and he hoped they would see their way clear to agrec- ta that ourse now.—Mr W. Lewis thought that before a. solicitor was consulted a report should he submitted to the B )ard. If there were any diffi. nnlti-a in the way let the whole of the Board know of them. Mr Hy, Roberts said it was all vary well to talk of consulting a solicitor, bat what was the cost each time (hear, hear)? Mr A. S. Cook a 8MQ he had no objection, nor did he believe otber raeutbets hwi. whan it was absolutely necessary to consult a s>Heitor, but it was a danger- ous precedent to set to give a con mittee power to oonsult tI. lawyer upon a point which they did not know of. If tht-y did th-n every t me they took up a ne* subject it would mean a large bill at the end of the year. The Chairman's name was meniioced as one of the i members comprising the com in act e to consider the question. The Cnairman; I must decline to act on that com- mittee. I have spent considerable time and thought on the subject, and I know you ealinotsecertain your position NviLhotLf. going to a solicitor to know the law on the matter. I don't suppose ti.,o oost of consulting » solicitor would amount to igor*. 6a 8d, but a solicitor ought to be appointed to the Board, so that he can be consulted from time to time. MrW. Lewis appealed to the Chairman to recon. sider his decision and act on the committee. The latter would not be able to solve the question with. out legal advice, yet it would be more business-like to first present a report to the Board. Mr Thomas Jones and Mr Ellison rose simultane- ously. Mr T. Jones I have not said a word all night yet (laughter) There has be*n a lot of talking as re-' gards the lighting and that like. Mr Ed ward Jones is a well experienced man both as regards lighting and streets. I think we should go as far as we can without a solicitor, and if we meet with a hard nut to crack, then we can call one in; but let's go as far as we can without him, (laughter). But there is a man who nas attacked me. He has not got one single Bmall stone to throw. He has lavished away toe ratepayers' money. The Chairman and several members: Order, order. Mr T. Jones: He has hit at me for one, and espe- cially you. v The Chairman: Mr Jones, you must not bring those matters up now. Mr Thomas Jones: He has thrown the ratepavers' money away (Cries of "Order, order.") On the Cross toere —- The Chairman Order, order. Yon must sit down if you talk like that now. i k f? ^?D es Now he has hit you and me an d all the rest (Order, order.) The Chairman remarked that one or two of the Committees had been convened during-the past month and members had not turned up. That would show the apathy that existed in carrying on the work of the Board. He then referred to the Parish Councils Bill, and said it would soon be Dashed, and many members were anxious to know what would be their them1*8 that A<3t" A 8oiicitor could tel1 Mr Roberts: It is best not to meet troubles half- way. If they come we will meet them as best we can. Mr David Owen hoped the Chairman did not press nis point. v The Chairman I do not press it, because it will throw us back another month. ;r Owen We have existed a number of years without having a solicitor, and I should be sorry to ST r?at ,oaTr CI,frk was getting like myself (loud ehter.) I call it outrageous to empower a com- mittee to g(t a solicitor's opinion until we know upon what point. Mr.T-Joae8 ■■ I do not want a solicitor. I am a solicitor to myself daughter.) Mr D. Owen We are told that in the multitude of counsel there is safety, and there is more wisdom in letting the whole 15 of us discuss the point rather than three or four, before we resort to such ex- treme measures as going to a solicitor. I dread the idea of going to these fellows unless it is necessary. I Those who dabble with them generally come to grief. But they are only fallible men, and all of them would tell us our case was good; they blonder as much to the Newtown Local Board (loud laughter.) Mr Edward Jones: And a great deal more, too, The subject was then adjotlrned- TO. « o- SANITATION. The Medical Officer of Health reported that there had been one case of infection during the month, but as the house in which the case occurred was not indi- cated he was unable to advise the Board. He was given to understand that every care was taken by the medical gentleman in charge of the case, as to disin- fectanta and disinfecting, bnt the Board would re- member that experience taught it was by these cases, in which there was a supposed necessity for secrecy, that the public health was most endangered. He bad good reasons for believing that many cases of in- fectaeus disease were for various reasons kept quiet, and the community at large subjected to dangers wnioh would be avoided by the adoption of the Noti- fication of Diseases Act. He had inspected many places in the district, and he ventured to refer the Board to his many reports upon the severs, and the nuisances arising from the escape of sewer gas from tae road grids. He thought it was time that some serious attention was given to the matter. The report was referred to the Sanitary Committee.
CORRESPONDENCE. H.R.-You have a poor chance of getting your money back agaiu, and as for interest-? We cannot give you any other advice, save not to be foolish enough to throw more money away. CHABLKS RUSSELL Jambs (TASMANIA).—Many thanks for your article on the Cape, which we should have been glad to republish, but for the fact that we have quite recently printed several descriptive letters from a Newtown emigrant, now resident there. 9 BERRIEW BREWSTER SESSIONS. To the Editor of Express and Sir,—The Petty Session was held at The Lion, Berriew, on Saturday last, Major Corbett-Winder in the chair, Captain Johnes and A Howell, Esq. the Bitting Magistrates. All the licenses for the district were renewed. I called attention to the County Council's order of restrictions on publicans, and moved a proposition That we, the Publicans of the Berriew Brewster ^essione, repudiate such a resolution psssed by the County CounC1i as an interference with the rights of a respectable body of tradesmen. I should advise the officials of the Petty Sessions to take their meetings from a Public House I was addressing the MrAgistrat-es when the Police Officer told IDe to stop tittking-in my own house The Magistrates refused to convey to the County Council the sentiments of that body of the trade of Licensed Victualers who wish to express through me t,heir disapproval of the Council's action.- Y ont's faithfully, EVAN;D. JARVIS. Lion Hotel, Berriew, Sept. 2nd, 1893 LOVERS AT NEWTOWN. To the Editor of the Montgomeryshire Express and Radnor Tiroes. Sir,-Since I have been at Newtown I have often been intensely amused by the occurrence of interesting scenes in the streets of Newtown. Never more so than on a recent evpning when an extraordinary episode happened not a hundred miles from St. David s Church. While strollicg along the road I beheld a, loving couple approaching of course, they were both absorbed in themselves,engrossed in admir- ing the splendid qualities of each other, and-I am sure you will forgive me if I seem superfluous-closely woven together by an ingenious arrangement of arms. This dexterity is peculiarly noticeable among the young folks of Newtown. Evidently the sweetest of conversation was passing between the pair, and at frequent intervals the adoring fellow cast lanquishing glances at his Jiauce, the natural result being that a very bewitching countenance met his ardent gaze. Suddenly the attractions of her beau lost hold upon the girl, whose face betokened pleasant recollections on observing another young man. A moment's pause i ensued, an utterance apparently fell from her com- panion unheard or unheeded on her ear, and then with a swift bound and a joyous cry of exclamation, the girl flang her arms around the neck of the second apparition. It is somewhat unneaessary to add that her rightful owner stood utterly aghast at his sweet- heart s inexplicable proceeding, and his astonishment and anger was doubtless considerably intensified on hearing his once darling charm her newly found joy by calling him every endearing name known to her vocabulary, and accompany these flattering ex- pressions with passionate kisses and hugs. Frailty', indeed is thy name woman. There is nothing a man resents so much as an infringement upon his owner- ship (and accompanying .rights) of his sweetheart, and it was not long before the neglected lover found his voice and demanded to know the meaDing of this untoward exhibition of fickleness. The effect on hib sweetheart was to cause her to cling more tenaciously to No. 2, while it was an impossiblity to see space between the two faces. All this, I should think, is very nice and gratifying in secluded nooks or shady places, but demonstrations of affection before an admiring crowd and an outraged lover are apt to cause embarassment, At any rate, the promised bride left her lover at tbe corner, and linked to Jackie s arm she wended her way in a dirsction where there are ample facilities afforded to lovers to engage in the pleasant pastime of making love, having no other company or intruders than the birds and trees^ It was rumoured as an explanation that Jackie was the "first" love, but how the young lady molJified the indignant and offended suscepti- bilities of her second" lover is a, matter upon which I am entirely ignorant.—Yours faithfully AN ÅMUSED SPECTATOR. HAIL, COLUMBIA! HAPPY LAND. To the Editor of the Montgomeryshire Express and Radnor Times, Sir,-In looking through your issue of August 1-t, u >> a *e^er from, a correspondent, "John Bebb, praising the United States of America; I think. in my opinion, he does too much at it. In the first place he says, after thirty-six years of personal experience in this magnificent country I a.m fully prepared to testify that the United States of America is the only country on the face of the earth where the poor and lowly born have an opportunity to rise above the level where fate has placed them. The working class is paid a better compensation for their labour in this country than they are paid in any other country in the world." Now, air, for a pesson to speak as your correspondent does, on the welfare and general prosperity of this count. y, afcer being here so long, a;!d writing of things that hy knows are not true, he is either labouring under a. great mistake, or he is wilfully tryitg to mislead a great number of "old country" men. Why dil he not state the condition of things when he cine here first (1) which, I presume, was somewhere abont 1851; and tea us about labourers havisg to work 8LX,f?eJ\ h,onr* per day for M cents, a dav also, skilled help at one dollar to one dollar and a au irter No, he Bkilfully glides over that period, wn die- tress was so great that this country, inst-ed of becoming the exporter of breadstuffs. was the im- porter. But, looking to the fiist sentence in hi. u I Tu erft he beS'n8 to (five Aiiieric* praise, and about the poor asd iowly born having such oppor- tunities to rise above their level, as the peop4e of no other country have, there he shows a lack of knowledge; for, I trow, that a good number of men in England to-day are—if their history is looked into-men with abundant capital at their demand, when at one time they were at poor as church mice. Bot there are instates of men in ihi. ri*?n from the ranke of tbe poor to the White House ~T bwt for every one that has done so 99 out of every I are doomed as workingmen. As regards compensation for labourers in this ooontry- I think he must be a Protectionist, for only such a* he could boast of men here being above their fllow- men in other countries. Perhaps he is a skilled workman, making something like about four or five doilars a day, if bo, B» wonder that he can give his adopted land great praise. But where be is capable of making so much meoey, there are thousands who are making less than the average labourer in Eng- land and being here so long he ousbt to be able to tell us, that, with a constant stream of emigrants coming to these shores, that tne rate 01 wniras to-day are, considerably lower than they were directly after the war. ow I will take tbe plain calico weavers, in Fall River we have weavers running eight Hnd ten looms, and only making between teven and eight dollars per week; aloo, the best spinners have to be conteut with seven dollars and one half per week. Look at the Union pay of the Engliih spinner," and -z, me contrast or the two r Look at tour loom weavers in the city of Manchester, England, who can make six and seven dollars per week ? What a, contrast to running eight or ten loom¡; Skilled workmen coming hers from any country can command a good price for tbeir labour: but to common labourers, with inteutioM of leaving England's ahores, I would say, are you making five or six dollars per week ? If 80, stay where you are, for on tit average wages are as low here. Now I will take up that part of his argument where he says the American people are better clothed, housed, and iu 1 What do we find in this respect r We find that if th°j are better fed—which I doubt—they pay for it, and pretty dearly, too for if American pro- visions can be bought so cheaply in England, after being exported from this country, does it not sound to common sense that they ought likewise to be cheap hereBut they are u*t. And your corre- Bpondent knows that, if he will explain himself more truthfully Again, we are paying here for :dour-& barrel, of 19o pounds—six dollars -T for a ton of ooal six dollars and a quarter, whieh is the lowest prioe this summer, of 2,000 pounds. How would you Englishmen like that price to-pay for coal r Let me take house rent. In New York State, rente are for a decent house something like about twelve to twenty dollars per moath; in North Adams, where I reside, rents are very high for tbe accommodations, averaging from ten to twenty dollars per month. What would the working people of England think, if rents were so high to them and wages—labourers' p?yrone dollar and a quarter per dayThe matter of clothing is another important sisbjeet to dwell on. If you want a good decent suit of clothes you will pay twenty to thirty doilars for one: aad I know of a person or two in the town wberer l. live who receive one dollar and a half per day who have paid from forty to sixty dollars for a suit. Give me the privilege to earn in England from fime to six dollars per week, and the United Stafea of Amsrioa would not hold me long here and when I say that I voice the opinion of a great many more men who have come from over the water to find gold and silver" lying in the street, but behold they and nothing, but in a. very exceptional way one dollar and a quarter or a dollar and a haJf per day, making seven and a half or nine dollars per week, which is only worth about four dollars and a haif in purchasing power in Eng- land. And now, in conclusion, I hope the people of England, before coming out here, will consider whether it is to their interest or 8010, for we have here poor-yery poor-people, as well as Whitechapel and the East End of London. 1 don't want to appear egotistical, but I think if a man has an income say, from five to six dollars pet week, he is better off in the "Old Country" than here; for All is not gold that glitters. "-I ain, etc., Jto. KNOTT. North Adams, M a; a, U S.A.
WELSH MANUFACTURING AND WOOLSTAPLINGr…
WELSH MANUFACTURING AND WOOLSTAPLINGr COMPANY. The annual general meeting of this limited com- pany was held on August 21st. Mr J. Kitte was voted to the chair. A letter was read from Sir Pryoe- Jones, Chairman of the Company, regretting his in- ability to be present. Mr Kifcto said the directors regretted being unable to show a handsome profit on the first year's transactions, but on the whole they were well satisfied with the result. Sir Pryce-Jones had expected a loss the first year, and on seeing the balance sheet, was agreeably surprised. The state of trade was depressing, especially in South Wales, in which country they did. the main part of their business. Mr J. D. Daviee moved the adoption of the report. He said the stock as shown in the balance street was really taken at or under aoet price, and had the directors desired to make a show by putting it at selling prices, a profit of -ti,wo cou.d have been made out.-Mr Edward Davies (miyor), in seconding, said the report was very much better than he had anticipated. He was surprised on taking stock at the excellence of the goods manufac* tured, and they were of such quality as would sell well in any part of the kingdom.—The report was adopted. Messrs J. Kitto and J. D. Davies were re- elected directors, and Mr John Evans (Welshpoool). was appointed auditor. Mr Edward Wakin (manager and director) remarked that by alterations which had been carried out a considerable saving had been effected by utilising water power to a gieater extent. Votes of thanks to the Chairman, directors and sec. retary concluded the business.
LLANFYLLIN FLOWER SHOW.
LLANFYLLIN FLOWER SHOW. This event took p'ace oa Wednesday at Bodfach Park, amid ^pleudid weather. The exhibits were excellent. the cottagers' classes deservieg especial praise. The potatoe* and othe vegetables were very good, anii the array g ment cf cut flowers show,I much ca-e and avtktio skill. Thfr3 were no fewer than 600 Hè'ibih, the school children contributing about 130 in the wild flower yre,y. The arrange- ments were abiy eououc ed by Mr J.-hn L'lma. who WAS assi-tyu by Mr 1" D Janes, Mr Owen Jones, Mr Bryan, Mr Jenkins, aa t Mr Bieh^rd Evans. The Bodfach garJei s and grounds were thrown open and aff irded much pl-iasur" to those who visited them. Intheaftermon a football comoetition was got up b; ween the haad^ e and Mr Aloe t Evans's- team, who consisted of A. Ev-«ius, C. Owen' T. Haines J. Morgan, J. Lee, J. H. Jones, E. Watkir-s, aad 3. Lea. The bandsmen lost after a hard stfugirie by one goal tv m;. The priz s were distributed by lirs and hp^ciil p: izes were given by Marshal) L^jrda'e, Mr Bnf oyt Mr* Wil-iam^, í" Lomax, Ml-Hush Lrvsis, and \oIrs Lomax, The b nd of the 4th Battalion S'>um vvraleq Borderers wa- in attendance, and gave a good selection of mu«ic •'hir- ing the day, an] in tbe evening played for dancing which wa* indulged in until late. The pioceedi gs ware brought to a cl-ee with a beautiful display of fireworks, which elicited much appreciation fr, in h large c.wd. During the afternoon Mr Lorrax and other-gentlemen Jet off a number of fire-balloons cm- prising different designs which chiefly represented various kinds of animals, and caused much amu-e- ment.
A VICAR'S OPINION OF LATIMEV.-The Re.v. T. Edwin vicar of St. Mary's Chu ch, Bttcjr r, m commenting in his parish magazine on the Dio. ee al Conference recently held at Bangor. says s— 1 In looking over the great number of laymen present, what struck me most in their looks was their laek of ihoughtfuiness and liveliness. They appeared rather drowsy and vapid. And this, may 1>6. is the -en: n for some of the foolish things said by them. It i, a pity that the respectable and influential laymen ui the Church do not show aD interest in religious mat- tera similar to that shown by the ap-m t clan-s among the Nonconformists. It is a common thing to :cae lawyers, dsetors, and the 80.18 of members of Parlia- ment taking classes in the Sunday school with Non- conformists, br.t this in the Welsh Church wour„ t. as surprising as seeing cathedral services in tue Welsh lansruage." AT HOMS IN THE CHURCH,—Oee Sunday tbe clerk of a church in Wiltshire happened r-ot ce some att,ang- object below the ledge on whih the Bible lay. On exlminati)n he found it was a robi 's nest, wit:1 two eggs in it. The nest not being dis- turbed, four more epga were laid in it, &ad by a d vy several wee robins were hatched. The baby birds were fed day by day by the father, who did not cease from ministering to the wants of his family n during Divine service. Another pair of robinf n, ce built their nest on thp bible lying on th- rem n desk of tie church of Hampton in Warwicke; The vioar was kind enengh to forbid tite ijext be removetl, ami in the meanwhile used another B.— From Little, for September.