LLANDUDNO URBA.N DISTRICT COUNCIL PROPOSED AMALGAMATION WITH PENRHYNSIDE POLICE PREMISES' SITE STILL UNSELECTED EXTENSIVE NEW SEWERAGE SCHEME TO COST £ 21,000. Mr E. E. Bone (chairmanj presided over the monthly meeting of this authority on Friday evening. There were also present Messrs J. J. Marks, H. Edwards, J. McMaster, David Davies, Robert Roberts, W. H. Jones, A. E. Vollam, Pierce Jones, W. Beaumont, W. O. Williams, F. J. Sarson. with the Solicitor Clerk \Mr A. Conoliy), the Assistant Clerk (Mr W. D. Long- shaw), the Acting Surveyor (Mr W. T. Ward), the Accountant (Mr W. Wood), the Electrical Engineer (Mr H Morton), the Gas Manager (Mr V, Shudbolt). £21,000 ON SEWERAGE WORKS. The Works Committee reported resuming their coii.s:(ieration of the surveyor's report on the Llamiudno sewerage system and finally decided to recommend tnat the report in its entirety be adopted and acted upon suoject to certain modi- fications, which included the iollow lig: (a) "ihat the work of constructing the proposed pumping station be deferred until all other work tics been completed and the Council are in a position to judye trom results whether pumping be neces- sary (b) that the proposed extension of the sur- face water system from the bottom of Old-road along Church Walks to a new outiall to be con- structed in Llandudno Bay near the Pier or at such other point as may hereafter be decided upon by the Council, at an estimated cost of £ 19c>, be not carried out until it has been ascer- tained from experience whether such extension be necessary; (4) that the cost of relaying the sewer in Cwlach-road be included in the applica- tion for the loan; and (5) that the sewer in Car- men yviva-road be relaid when the work in Queen s-road be done." The committee referred to the Chairman of the Council and Mr W. II. Jones "to determine the order in which the work other than that already .decided upon by the Council shall be carried out." The Chairman of the Council and Mr W. H. Joikm subsequently decided to recommend the following Order for the execution of the works subject to the resolution previously passed with regard to the pumping station and to the storm water outfall along Church Walks into Llandudno Bay: (1) Already decided upon by the Council, £ oY23 (2) trunk sewer extension, £ 7580; (3) re- laying of sewers with flat gradients, £ 429; (4) re- laying surface water drains Back Mostyn-strcet, Trinity street from Charlton-street to Warehouse- street, Augusta-stroet and Trinity Square, £ 265; (5) re-inverting culverts on agricultural ditch, £ 578; (6) Great Orme surface water scheme, £ 754; (7) outfall opposite Nantygamar-road, 1;796; (8) pumping station building, etc., £2504, making a total of £ 21,435. The committee "that application be made to the Local Government Board for sanction to bor- row a further sum of £ 12,706 for the purpose of completing the sewerage works mentioned in the surveyor's report of the 7th of April, 1910, as .varied by this committee and in accordance with the e,-timates and plans now produced." They further recommended "that, during the absence of Mr E. Paley Stephenson, Mr William iThomas Ward be and he is hereby empowered to act as surveyor to the Urban District Council of Llandudno, and in that capacity do all things and take such steps all matters as a surveyor to a local authority is authorised to do." Mr Robert Roberts criticised the action of the committee in leaving so doubtful a position in their scheme to the pumping station. The com- mittee should surely be in a position to say .whether they intended to provide a pumping Station or not. Many years ago that very ques- tion was discussed at considerable length feefore the ratepayers The Chairman, interposing, pointed out that the committee did not mean to definitely abandon the pumping station project; they merely intended to proceed with the other part of the work so that they might be in a position to judge whether the pumping station was necessary. This docs Dot say that the work shall not be done, added Air Bone. Mr Roberts: Nor that it shall be done, either (laughter). Proceeding, the speaker urged 4hat the pumping station was one of the essential in, factors in the whole scheme, and they should not embark upon that work without in the first place making up their minds to put up the pumping station (hear, hear). lie was sorry no opportunity had been given in committee to go into the ques- tion thoroughly He did not want to put any obstruction in the way of the scheme because he was anxious that the work should proceed so as to provide work for the many at present unem- ployed ;n the town, but they should see to it that they were proceeding on the best possible lines. He had very strong reasons for the opinion that she pumping station should be proceeded with, but to save time he refrained from giving them that evening. He moved as an amendment with reference to the clause relating to the pumping Station that the question be referred back to the whole Council in commit lee, a meeting to be held i to deal with it at the earliest possible date, be- cause they had heard nothing except from the surveyor's report why the committee proposed ■Jcting as they now suggested, Mr Pierce Jones seconded. Mr McMaster said the surveyor deprecated the Construction of a pumping station until they had Completed the other part of the scheme so that they would be in a better position to ascertain Whether the station was necessary. Mr W. H. Jones adopted the surveyor's sug- gestion as the wisest course to pursue. The Chairman: But if this report from the (Committee is in fact carried there will be no Option, but to proceed with the pumping station. •All it says is that it shall be done last. If you don't take any interim step the pumping station jwill have to be done. Mr W. H. Jones: If the Council think fit. Mr Marks said the word "work" in the first line of "Clause A" of the report should obviously bo question." That would meet the point re- ferred to by the Chairman. Mr McMaster remarked that it would not be possible to use the pumping station before the sewage was brought to it by means -If the other part of the scheme. Mr David Davies said he was entirely of Mr Roberts' opinion, as to the necessity of the pump- ing station, but as there could be no haem in leaving that work till the remaining section of the scheme was completed, he concurred with ti, 1 committee's recommendation. If there was a shadow of a doubt as to whether they could or could not do without a pumping station they should take reasonable measures to ascertain the fact before tying themselves down to the expense (hear, hear). Mr Rober Roberts, in replying, said his point yras that they were now merely going to per- petuutc the existing system oi drainage whilst there was something else necessary, namely, the pumping station, to make the scheme art effective one, and his anxiety to ensure that being done accounted for his action in that connection. On a division Mr Roberts' amendment was re- jeeted by five votes to four. It was resolved, on the motion of Mr Marks, to insert the word "question" in place of "work" in the first line of "Clause A." Mr Pierce Jones then raised the question as to whether the Nantygamar outfall works should be done after the trunk sewer extension so that that jwould be third rather than seventh on the list. He moved that the work be done in tho order suggested by him, and after a brief discussion this was agreed to. The Clerk said an important alteration was ceccssary in regard to the figures quoted in the committee's report. The itnn M729 which ap- peared first on the list should be £7604, a differ- ence of nearly £1000 The Acting Surveyor said an explanation should be made in regard to that. The fact was that on taking other levels and giving further con- sideration to other things they had been able to shorten the length of the pipsline, and to use pipes of smaller diameter than was originally in- tended (hear, hear). Mr Pierce Jones called attention to the last paragraph in the report recommending that in the absence of Mr Palcy Stephenson (the sur- veyor), Mr W. T. Ward (the assistant surveyor) bo empowered to act as surveyor. He thought they were creating a precedent never before dreamt of. The Chairman explained that it was done in pase of legal proceedings, so that Mr Ward could net with authority on behalf of the Council. However, fortunately Mr Stevenson was to oome giomc soon. Mr P. Jones: Then I more that this be deleted. STkia was agreed t.o.. Mr R. Roberts suggested that as there were so many unemployed in the town at present the work be proceeded with before the sanction of the Local Government Board be obtained to the loan. That was constantly being done under such circumstances. The Clerk explained that the Local Government Board had as a matter of fact written to say that expenditure of money in that way would not be regarded as a reason to refuse an order. It was understood that the projected work will be commenced without delay. FOOTBALLERS' REQUEST REFUSED. The Llandudno Amateurs Football Club wrote inviting the Council to reconsider their decision of a few weeks previously when it was resolved not to allow the club to peraiit fixing advertise- ments on the football stand in the Council Field. Mr Sarson now moved that the request be granted subject to the advertisements being ap- proved by the Field Committee. Mr Marks seconded. Mr Pierce Jones: Have we any authority to give this consent? The Clerk: You have no authority to put the stand there if it comes to that. There are no nnditions against it that I know of so long as you occupy the ground. Mr McMaster vigorously protested against the application, and on a division the request was ro fused by five votes to four.
WATER FOR LOCK UP SHOPS. On the recommendation of the Water Commit- tee It was resolved not to vary the existing prac- tice of charging water rate upon occupants of lock-up shops. Mr Sarson gave notice that at the next meet- ing of the Council he would move "That having regard to the greatly reduced charges levied in many cities and towns in Great Britain upon lock- up shopkeepers for the supply and use of water to their shops, the Water and Gas Committee be instructed to lower the charges in Llandudno so as to conform with the reduced charges that ob- tain in the above cities and towns, particulars of which will be furnished for the information of the councillors prior to tins resolution being re- moved." The Bye-laws Committee reported considering a recommendation from the Superintendent ot Fire Brigade that a combined hose escape and chemical engine be provided for the use of the brigade at a oost of E270, and they reccjujnended tho Council to adopt the propositi. Mr MoMasler sa.d that was an old friend with. a now face, for a resolution of mucth the same kind had been proposed only in another form eome months before. Mr Sarson: It was referred back. Mr McMaster: Wiiioh jixeant the defeat of it. Proceeding, tlio speaker asked why should, own- ers and' tenants of property be asked to insure their property, and again have ta pay more for fire brigade appliances. They got no bonefit at all from insurance in that way. Insimuioo com- panies were reaping a rich harvest from the tradesmen and property owners of Llaaiidiudno, and they should talte tlho full risk. They had already all the necessary appliances for saving life. On one occas.cn, when a proposal some- thing similar to that was debated by the Coun- cil, they adjourned and had a special trial call made with the object of ascertaining for them- selves what the breach were capable of doing. \V i t:h:n six minutes of their adjournment tho horses were in harness, and the men sent on; a voyage of discovery ior an imaginary fire (hoar, hear). With such a brigade and sucih apparatus a< they- now had there* was no necessity for the expense suggested. He warned them that they oould not afford unnecessary expenditure for the various schemes initiated by the County Ooun- cil would involve Llandudno in a burdan of oons.dorable poundage, and they would be for- tunate if they could keep tilings going on a rate of 5s 6d in the £ let alone one oi qs 6d. He moved that the minute be deleted. Mr W. O. Williams seconded, and said that though ho was open to oollvidion itaa felt a very strong oaso must be made out to justify so 0Cill- siderable an expenditure under existing circum- stances. Mr li-aroe) Jones asked whether iiro proposed expenditure was provided for in the estimates. £ 2 JQ would practically mean a penny rate. He saw no need for the new appliances. The Accountant (Mr Wood) replied that fifty had been originally provided for the appliances in the oomruitooo's original estimate, but the item was struck out. Mr Sarson (chairman of the committee) re- mind-e-di Mr Pierce Janes that neither was tho salary of JE104 per annum paid to the new band- master included in the estimates—(laughter),— nor were certain items in the Electricity Com- mittee's accounts. Th. at was a matter of life- and death, and he was surprised that Mr McMaster, of all people, had taken up that at- titude towards the proposal. The Superintend- ent of the Fire Bri-a-die., had, distinctly told the committee that he would not be responsible for tho control of a fire of a magnitude unless the present appliances were improved upon, because the apparatus they now had did not roach the highest windows of several buildings in Llaal- dudno, including two or three hotels. The special "call" to which Mr McMaster had re- ferred1 proved1 nothing except the agility and readiness of the men in responding to the call of duty, but they could not accomplish their work without proper appliances. Another narrow divis.on was recorded, but this time the majority (of one) declared against the amendment, so that the new appliances will be purchased after all. TO REMEDY THE SMOKE NUISANCE. INDUCED DRAUGHT PLANT FOR THE ELECTRICITY WORKS. The Electricity Committee submitted a lengthy technical report from the Electrical Engineer with reference to a scheme for .alleviating the smoke nuisance at the Electricity Works by means of an induced draught plant, which the committee recommendad should be purchased' at a cost of £ 324. Mr McMaster said he desired to oppose the J rocommendation with all the ability ha pos- ] sessed. He believed in regard to that question that the Engineer had done the very best ho could under "difficult circumstances. What they wanted was not an induced draught plant, but a higher chimney stack at the works. He did not impugn Mr Morton's skill in connection with the works, but having had a good deal 001 experience in connection witih chimneys, etc., before he came to Llandudno, he realised that the difficulty in that case was the heigiit and situation of the chimney. The speaker gave a technical description of what he bcliteved to be the undesirable feature of the present scheme, and added that he would not, only have a new chimney, but have St built on a neighbouring hill some distance away fiom the works eo as to erasure a draught. He moved that the minute be referred to the Council in committee. Mr R. Roberts, who seconded, said iho did so with the object, of having further inquiries made in regard to the best method of overcoming the ainoLrt nuisance. The motion was eventually approved. PROPOSED NEW POLICE PREMISES. SITE STILL UNSELECTED. A special committee composed of the chair- men of the various committees, deputed to con- S idler the best site available for the projected new police station, etc., which tlio County Coun- ty propose erecting in the town in plaoo of the totally unsatisfactory premises, formerly used olt tire far end of Mostyn-street. The Work reported that he had seen Mr Humphrey, agent to the Mostyn Estate, ro- garding lllild in Oxford-road with respect to which leoigtiy negotiations took place some time ago. The esute demurred to a third party be- ing brought ino the negotiations, and Mr Hum- phreys stated th-t as the land had not yet been dLsposc-d: of, he. h< no doubt Lord Mostyn would be prepared to fa-ourably oomsidor a new ap- plication by the IVbo Committee. The Assistant Eng^r submitted a. lan show- ing how the buddings, in the large town yard at the rear of the TOrn Hall might be re- arranged with a. view toproviding a silbo. He estimated that irrespective of rent, the sum of JMOO (approximately) wouk be required from the Police Committee to oove the cost of neces- sary alterations and displacement of the existing premises. The estimated propo^m^^ of ground rent was stated to be about £1 The commit we were of opinion OIÙY at great inconvenience could the Coui»ji piaoo at the disposal of the Police Committo. any ior- tion of the yard, but nevertheless thy would J be prepared, 'in the event of the Poll", om-' niittoe being unable to arrange for a 10 in Oxfofd-road, or other satisfactory j-ituauic to rccommendi the Couincil to sub demioo to '.he Police Committee the site shown on tl e pt-n submitted subject to the payment of a frm c £ 900; the re-nt payable amnually io be in pro- portion to the remt now paid by the Co uir.il for tho whole of the yard, or, in the ahern.-iii vo, to sell the said plot at the said 5-um of ;Ciuo plus a sum to cover the rent calculated at 25 years' purehafise; the Council to indemnify the pur- chasers against aJl claims for rents. Mr H. Edwards moved' that the paragraph r.D(--ommendlng the use of the Council's yard aa a site be deleted. So far as he oould see the oommittee themselves were strongly against the proposal. The yard was the most central in the town, and they oould not possibly do without it in the sanitary department. He failed to 800 why tbo Council should put themselves out of the way to suit the oonveniesnoe of the Police Committee, especially when there was other pro- perty available that would suit the oomaiwee equ&Uj well aod a lower oost. Mr W. O. Williams seconded, and agreed that the yard was eseeffftial to the future waif are of the town. There were much better sites than the yard. The Chairman: Will you suggest one? Mr Williams: That by the station. They have been offered land by Mr MoMaster, and the Mostyn Estate is prepared to sell them Land muoh cheaper than this. Mr Marks said he failed to sec how the into- rests of the town and those of the Police Com- imttAW were antagonistic in that n-uatt-er. The Town Hall was the centre of municipal work, Ln and was originally deigned with a series of rooms in it for the administration of justice. He did not despair of seeing Llandudno a bor- ough some day-(hoo.r, hear),—when they would have the administratxxi of justice as well as municipal affairs in their own hands. It was, therefore, very desirable that the headquarters for all such matters should be oentred in one plivce. For that reason he believed the police quarters should) be on the isita of the Council's yard. Mr R. Roberts said thoro was no doubt about Llandudno becoming a municipality, and he ap- pealed to the Council to have serious rsgard lor the future in the direction indicated by Mr Marks regarding that mmtter. He was very sorry there was no member representing Llan- dudno on the special committee deputed] to oon- sider that question on behalf of the Police Com- mittee, for if there had be-8-n one he felt sure there would have bceai no cause for that debate. Mr D. Davies suggested that the committee should consider tho question of purchasing the old preini-es for a site. Mr McMaster said he thought it would be "a piece of very great folly for the Council to give up their yard." With regard to what Mr Marks had said, where did tney find ordinary itiunioipal affairs mixed up with police business ? The Town Hall was no piaco for police transac- tions, and he regretted to see tho premises utilised for such business now. The Policc Committee, had betan olyered, free a site in a street 60 feet wide in a suitable place, and they li.t,d not even had the grace to acknowledge the offer. Mr Sarson having spoken, the question was put to the vote, the amendment, which provided lor tLe retention of the yard as at present, bo- ing carried Mr Marks: Then what is the position of affairs now ? The Ciiaa-msui: That we reply to tho commit- tee that we cannot make any recommendation. PENRIIYNSlDE PARISHIONERS SUG- GEST AMALGAMATION. The. Clerk read a letter from the Penrhynside Parii-sh Council asking1 the Council whether they would bo prepared to depute a committee' to confer wutih them the question of "joining Pen- rhynside to Llandudno," aaxl aLo in reference to the terms of amalgamation. Mr Pierce Jones projiipfcly movod that five members of the Council be deputed as suggested, and that they present a report as soon as pos- sible. This was duly seconded and carried without further discussion, Messrs Marks, McMaster, Voliam, W. O. Williams, Pierce Jones, and the Chairman (cx-officio) being appointed on the com- mittee. AN APPEAL TO BUILDERS. Mr R. Roberts suggested that the Chairman made an appeal through tho Proeæ to builders and others with a view to hastening any build- ing jirojoots under considerat.on, so that work might bo found ior the unemployed in the town. The Chairman said he would bear tll-ø sug- gestion in mind. TOWN PLANNING. In answer to Mr D. Davies, The Chair main said the and Mr Marks attended the Town Plannin.g Conference in London Oil behalf of the Council, and he hoped to present a report of wha.t he heard and saw for the oon- s, -at;oll of the committee. TANYBRYN QUARRY. Mr H. F. Hall wrote offering L-100 an acre for the. Tanybryn quarry property belonging to the Council. The Clerk added that that worked out at 5d p?r square yaidi--(A voioo: Tremendous !)- whilst Mr E. Hughes already paid £ 2 per an- num for a shed plaocd on the property (laugh- 00.). The letter was referred to oommittee,
NO MORE SKIN DISEASE! A WONDERFUL NOVELTY FOR ALL. By a single discovery—that of Zam-Buk the great skin-cure—medical science has taken a great leap forward so that many diseases which are be- yond the !i' nted roitch of ointments, arc found to yield readily to this new precious balm. So wonderful is the healing power of Zam-Buk over eczema, piles, ulcers, old sores and now wounds, that its reputation has spread over the entire sur- face of the habitable globe. The story of the wonderful character of Zam- Buk is given in the series of written-up announcc- ments inserted in "The Times," entitled—"Fam- ous British Trado-Marks," being a brief review of the leading British marks, "which are recog- nised throughout the globe as hall-maxks of qua- lity and excellence." The writer dealing with Zam-Buk as the idoal healer, tells how the figure of a Roman gladiator applying one of those rare balms known to tho Ancients, came to be associated with Zam-Buk because of its direct connection with the idea of pure healing and he continues:— "Though the precious balm of the Roman gladiators is now a thing of the past, human in- genuity and resources have proved equal to the emergency and the long sought panacea for skin troubles and diseases has at last been discovered. "As the result of the most careful scientific in- vestigation by skilled chemists, the fact was estab- lished that the secret of perfect healing lay im- prisoned in the saps and juices of certain rare and peculiar herbs. The next problem to solve was that of extracting these potent saps and, after some process of conserving and refining them, to place the resultant product in a conve- nient and marketable form before the many suf- ferers who are afflicted with skin affections. "Many delicate chemical experiments were necessary before this was accomplished, and the sale of the first box of Zam-Buk, as the new re- mody was called, became an actual fact and one ever to be remembered in the annals of medical progress. The great work of healing had be- gun. "It was obvious from the striking successes which soon followed the introduction of Zam-Buk that many unscrupulous individuals and firms would endeavour to sell some product or products for which it was claimed that they were 'just as good.' That it is impossible to produce an oint- ment of similar composition to Zam-Buk is quite obvious, on consideration of the circumstances attending its manufacture. "Zam-Buk is a secret remedy; its exact com- position, despite all efforts to probe into the see secret, is carefuly preserved from all investiga- tion. "Za,m Buk is pronounced to bo unequalled for common skin affections, and it also repairs a.nd heals the burns, cuts and bruises, which almost everyone may sustain during the ordinary course of life. Such unpleasant disorders of the skin as eczema, nettlerasb, etc., yield rapidly to its firm but gontle curative action. Absorbed by tho broken or diseased tissue, Zam-Buk begins its work by exterminating all those poisonous bacilli which lie at the root of so many hideous skin diseases. "The antisepsis of the wound or sore being over, Zam-Buk induces the growth of new and healthy skin over parts that have been disfigured by oae or other of the agencies above referred to. The cure when completed, is quite permanent, and no further attacks of ringworm, eczema, skin ulcers, or blood poisoning need be feared where Zam-Buk has once established a cure." After such an endorsement everyone will admit that perfection in healing is reached alone by Zam-Buk. There is more healing power stored up in a single box of Zam-Buk than in a ton of cheap ointments and coarse salves. It pays to keep Zam-Buk handy.
ASH BEEN ABROAD. Mr Pritchart, Cunnington, Essex, says"I /rved through the Nile Expedition and the' Boer War. Suffered from and ki^ey oomplujUt. Paid pounds on doctors, boxes llolOToyd-B cured mo." MI A. Wilkinson, of Nelson, states:—"Mv osteVvho suffered from weak kidneys took one bp* and it has done her more o-ood tha.n pounds on Medical Men." ° a HOLDIU-td s GRAVEL PILLS a P™. D^ey. the Gout, Sciaboa. ia 1id; all Chemists MiDiSj
LLANDUDNO JUNCTION SLAUGHTER HOUSE CASE COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS. ACTION PART HEARD AND ADJOURNED. COUNSEL'S REMARKABLE OPENING STATEMENT. A case in which the liveliest interest is taken in Llandudno Junction and Conway was part heard before Judge Moss and a jury at the Llandudno County Court to-day week. The plaintiff, Mrs Rebeecah Hughos, 4, Pembroke- terrace, Llandudno Junction, sought to recover damages from John Evans, butcher, Llandudno Junction, on acoount of nuisance arising, it was alleged, from the use of a slaughter-house and lairage or cowshed situated in the vicinity of ttio plaintiff's property, and, further, to obtain an injunction restraining future use of the build- ings for slaughtering purposes. Mr A. Graham (instructed by Messrs Porter, Amphlett and Co., Conway, Colwyn Bay and LLanrwst) was for the plaintiff, while defendant was represented by Mr Cuthbert. Smith and Mr Leggett (instructed by Messrs R. I. Davies and Jones, Bfaenau Festimog and Llanrwst),. Tha court was practically full when Mr Gra- ham proceeded to open his case for the plaintiff. The p.aintiff's claim, he said, was for damages Tor injury which she had sustained in ownership of property from noises and "offensive, sicken- ing and pestilential smciis and fevers" caused by the defendant in using a slaughter-house. His clicnt owned soma small houses in Pembroke and RooseveJt-terracos, Llandudno Junction, she her- self living in 4, Pembroke-terrace. Defendant was a butcher, and in June of 1909 he became tenant of the late Mr H. W. Hughes on the ground floor only of some provision stores which had been erected by Mr Hughes close to Pem- broke-terrace. In addition he became also the tenant of a wooden shed which he used for keep- ing animals in before their slaughter. From the nearest point of the room occup.ed as a slaughter- house to the nearest window of 4, Pembroke-ter- race was a distanco of 15ft. only, and from that window to the window of the slaughter-house, which was constantly kept open, was only a dis- tance of 22ft. 8in. Since June, 1909, defendant bad been constantly using the slaughter-house for slaughtering animals and had been keeping ani- mals in the shed close by, the noise from the animals and the smells from the slaughter-house being so offensive and pestilential that it was necessary for plaintiff to ask for damages and seek an injunction restraining him from continu- ing what lie had been doing in the past. It was not a very common thing for a jury to have to deal with an injunction, and so far as that fea- ture of the case was concerned they could lea, e that entirely in the hands of his Honour, who alone had the right to decide upon it. What the jury would havo to docide would be whether thero wns a nuisance or not; whether by any acts of the defendant he interfered with the plaintiff in the ordinary use and enjoyment of her prosperity. After describing the slaughter- house in detail, cjounsel remarked that scarcely one of the requirements of the Local Government Board was fulfilled in that case, and it would bo difficult to find a more unsuitable place for slaughtering purposes. THE HISTORY OF THE CASE was that in June, 1909, defendant. applied to the Conway Rural District Council for permission to set up a slaughter house in the place, and he was granted temporary authority to use it. No licence was granted. In a very short time after- wards, owing to complaints of the nuisance ex- isting, the Council withdrew their authority. The defendant however snapped his fingers at the. Council then, and in spite of the repeated warn- ings of the authority remained in occupation of the premises and continued to use them up to September of this year, finally ceasing to use them after being fined at the police court for breaking the by-laws. All that time lie had had amp!c notice to give up the practice—from com- plaints made to him, from the discussions that had taken place in the Council meetings, and what had been published in tho local press. He knew the place was regarded as a nuisance; nevertheless h0 continued hfs operations in the way described. He had been accustomed to slau- ghter sheep and sometimes calves and pigs in the building, the animals being frequently kept previously in the shed from Friday until the following Monday. Almost continual acts of slaughtering were going on from time to time. In the meantime the unfortunate people living in the houses adjoining wero unable to sleep at night time in consequence 01 the noise from the animals in the shed, whilst most offensive and disgusting smells arose from the slaughter-house, causing the inhabitants to close their windows in their endeavour to keep it out. Not only that, but the removal of the offal in carts caused a stench that was positively cutting. People had actually vomited in oousequence of the bad smells, whilst others woco constantly sick. He did not know what the standard of comfort was at Llandudno Junction, but' he thought that if any man sat up a trade which made one vomit or inclined to do it it could not be said that he was enjoying the decency and comfort to which ho was entitled. Counsel read correspondence which had passed between the solicitors acting for the parties after 1.11.3 magistrates' hearing in September last, and contended that no course was open to the plaintiff but to take the proceedings inasmuch as sho could obtain no satisfactory assuranoe from the defendant that the plaoe would not be used in future as a slaughter-house. As to the question of damages, he could not point to any specific sum whi.1, his client was actually out of pocket over tho matter. She merely claimed such ori- ginal damages as the jury thought she was fairly and reasonably, entitled to after being seriously incommoded for eighteen months during which she could not open her windows and doors on acoount of the smells, to say nothing of a plague ae 1 of flies caused by the nuisance. THE EVIDENCE. Arthur Hewitt, surveyor and architect, Liajidtuino, gave formal evidence as to sur- veying the property in question and pre- paring- plans, copies of which he produced. He bore out the figures quoted by counsel with reference to the distance of the plain- tiff's house to the slaughter-house. In the lairage he eaw evidexico of animals being sheltered there, .and the drainage from it p-eroolafced round tho building and ran down the side. Croas-examined by Mr Smith: On the only occasion he saw the inisdde of the lairage about fourteen sheep came out from it. He did not see an open ventilator which dis- charged wer gas into the air in the vicinity of the 'lairage, but if there were one it must be offensive. Counsel: And cause smells that would cause people to vomit?—I don't know about that. By Mr Graham He had merely been to in- spect the plaoe for the purpose of propazin#* ground plains, not -to perform the duties of a sanit.ary inspector. When he visited the slaughter-house there was a very bad smell, and that undoubtedly came from 'the skins' etc., in the slaughter-house, and not from sewer gas. Wm. Carter, F.R.C.P., B.Sc., Ll.B., of Deganwy, fornierly examiner for the Royal College of Physicians, and at one time' medical officer of health for West Derbv, said he had mede a special study of public health matters. He had visited the slaughter- house in question and its surroundings and the building was Z: UNUTTERABLY UNSUITABLE. He could not conceive anything so bad. The distance of the site from the dwelling in question was much itoo small. b Mr Graham: Do you think it right that provisi-on stores should be over that slaughter- house? b Witness I should say it would be absolute- ly wrong not to speak too strongly. y. Is fit right to have a slaugh ter-house with- out a supply of water inside it?—No. Water should be supplied freely for cleansing both the floor and the Trails. Do you think that top ventilation is neces- sary hi suoh a place?—Most decidedly, t>ut in this case there is none. What about the floor?—I am tempted to speak jstrongly. It was disgracefully bad in my opinion. There -had baan lodgments of blood and offal here and there, and there should have been a.n impermeable (floorino-, but there is none hero. It is very bad. It is also desirable to have the -wails also ooveredr-Most decidedly—with impervious material which could be cleaned. JTurUttr questioned. Dr. Garter sajd the smells emanating from the slaughter-house and the lairage would produce sickness and depression, and the existing conditions must of B-eoossity produce pestilential smells. Mr Cuthbert Smith: No one would dispute your qualifications, Dr Oa.rtar, twho remem- bers you in Liverpool. You attaeh the greatest importance to cleanliness being observed in slaughter-houses? Dr. Carter: Yes; I do. Counsel: The views you put before us to- day tare counsels of perfection, which you would liits to 600 observed,? Witness answered substantially in the affirmative. You ihave no knowledge of slaughter-houses in this neighbourhood except this one?—No, only this one. That is rather what is guessed. You know Dr. Jones, incdical offioe-r of health of Blaien- a.u Festi-n* ?-I know a Dr. Jones, of Blaea- au Festiniog. If Dr. Jones, who is a medical officer of health of oonsidorable experience, has actual- ly n elaughteiring in operation in this slaughter-house, wdiereas you have not, do you agree that he would ba in a better posi- tion than you to judge what nuisance was caused here?—No; I won't admit that. Counsel: Dr. Carter, I won't ask you any- thing mona after that (laughter). Mr Graham (cross-examined): A nuisance does not arise- immediately a.fter animals ar3 killed, but some days ?ater?—That is so. So that the presence of that learned gen- tleman from Bloenau Festiniog on a surprise visit to the slaughter-house, when slaughter- ing was going on would give him not the smallest opportunity of observing the sm'alls? —No (laughter). Ed. lilewelyu Parry Edwards, M.D., chief medical officer of health for Carnarvonshire, gave evidence substantially t confirming that of :the previous witness. He said the build- ing was totally xmsuitable for a slaughter- house. SEWER GAS A NUISANCE. Mr Smith (cross-examining): Is an escape of tewer gas into aix liable to cause a nuisance and !vomiting ?—It is. Supposing you had a pipe discharging sewer gas 10ft. 2in. from the house in q-ucist-ioca do you think it would bo bad for the in- habitants?—It would not be good for them certainly. It would be liable to cause vomiting by members of the family?—Yes; it might. Would it bo more likely to cause vomiting than the smell from a sia ughter-house a longer distance awa-No. I know both smelis pretty well. Is the sinisli of sewer gas not considerably worse internally than that from a slaughter- house*?—But you askoomo about vomiting. It depends upon the person whether trash blood would cause vomiting. Rebdoe-ah Hughes, the plaintiff, said the bad smells were very offensive at times. Sh, had vomited in oonaoquenoe of it several times, and it had also affected her husband very much, he also vomiting from it. Sheep were killed every day an the slaughter-house; cattle once a week, end pigs occasionally. Oalves »aj\d sheep were kept in the shed some- times from Friday until the following Friday, ■and taieir noise prevented her sleeping—it had in fact, KEPT HER OUT OF BED several times, and made her husband ill. She oomplaimd of the nuLsanoe to "the medical officer of health, to Mr Hugh Owen (chair- man of the Council), and her husband brad complained to Mr Hughes. She had been un- able to keep her windows K>pen owing to the stoiich, and in the front bedroom, the smell was very bad. His Honour Did you ever have any bad smells before June, 1903 ? Witness: No, sir. His Honour: Nor any sickness -—No, sir. By Mr Graham: The offal was cleared once a week only so that the coliectkm of offal for a. whoI." week must have caused an offensive smell. Plaintiff was being cross-examined by Mr Cuthbert Smith, when His Honour intervened, calling attention to the fact that it was thoCll six o'clock, and, as there was not the remotest chance of completing the hearing that night, he adjourned the case till November 17th, when it would be resumed, at the Conway County Court at 12.30.
RUTHIN WORKHOUSE INFIRMARY. MISCONCEPTION OF EFFECT OF OLD AGE PENSIONS. Tile Local Government Board Inspector (Mr II. R. Williams) was present on Monday at a meeting of the li-uthin Board of Guardiaais. A r, month ago the guardians, at a sparaedy atteajjd«i meeting docided to proceed with the erection of a new infirmary at an approximate oost of £ 3,500. Mr Win.. Jones (Ruthin) now moved that the resolution bo rcsoindod, and made an earnest appeal to the inspector to stay the hands of the Local Government Board in the matter. In the course of his remarks Mr Jones said that pauperism was declining, and the removal of the disqualifications in regard to old age pensions would also tend to decrease the number of paupers in the workhouse. Mr Ll. E. Williams (Llanfair) seoonded, and tho motion was supported, by several other g'iiard ans. It was pointed out that there was an outcry in the rural districts against the ex- penditure of such a large sum of money on an infirmary w'he-n pauperism was decreasing. Asked for his opinion, the Government Inspec- tor said there was a great deal of misconception about this question, and more especially about trie probable effect of the amended OLd Age Pension Act on the cumber of paupers in work- houses. The temdemcy now was to change tito whole character of workhouses, and with proper modern and up-to-date accommodation, and es- pecially with well-eqwppod. infirmaries a greater number of really destitute people would avail themselves of the accommodation thus provided, and in the long run that would be cheaper to the ratepayers In regard to Ruthin Workhouse, the Inspector said it was an out-of-date building, and that the accommodation provided for the cick was es- pecially bad. Tina Ruthin Guardians had takon years to move in the direction of progress, and the time had come when the Local Government Board would stand no longer. However deter- mined the guardians were a new infirmary would have to be provided, and before long steps would have to be taken to send the children out of the workhouse. A long discussion ensued, and it was eventu- ally decided that the board should at its next meeting consider the- desirability of appointing" an architect to prepare plans for a new infirm- ary.
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LLANDUDNO AND DISTRICT FIELD CLUB. EXCURSION TO BODSiLiN AND MAESYGAER. On Saturday the ir-rnbt-rs of the afbove c1-wb, under tho ioadore^up of Air W. Baaaat Lowe, of Liacrfai r/echan, paid a visit to tluo old 110 oacnp cif Mossyguer, noar Aibcr. Arriving eat I^nfaiifodhian Nation at 2.7 p.m., the party prroecocfed at onco up Cocxlyffyininion- road to i-ii'.ys Gw-yrit, and thence over Bodsilin. On tho vray Mr Lowo caKied attention to <iho site of tho Roman Mtlcstcoj?, wthicll laid been found nfaar R^zwkui Ueha ecsnc Z7 yrs It -was found with the part cc>rjtJainiTa^ the inscript.,on btuiix*! in the ea<rtk, and ooosoq-iientily the in- sorifcjfcioi) was waS preserved. From this inserip- tioai it .Nias of date of the Emperor Hadrian (abcrurt 119 A.D.), and tvcs eiffliit miles from Oonoviam This was of c^pecial in- terest, fits tlfi.s duslaosec almost exaotJiy ooineddee v*titli the di&tanco of the ;01 from Caer'hun at tlie prcseijt day, and thoerclCrre t.en; to confirm tiho existenioo of tho Roman Road, wlnicih its now said to run from Caerlrun to Aber. The milo. stcmo was a ve"y fiDe ox.ianpie, if not fie finest of tha 50 Jtomaji milestones that luavo btM3n found in England and Wakss. In addition to this wa,3 found not far from this spot, a portion of ainiothieT milestone, off the time of fee Emperor, Scptanms Severn.-?, or abou't, 89 lai-ir tfiej] tho other. It is le tn<a £ there ma.y bare been a branch of the Ram mi Road pait lilih r.v Lu Uchtaf to GcmlcEnc-g-, «HI& so cn, skirting? the h¿' towards Bangor, buit ibis requires con. firtneft-ion. The so oner y was eapcoiaSy becnatiful on this occasion, and fia ieavas wore of every tint, and the heavy rains ihad swollen the sroafi streams thai caixne down from the uplands, making them miniature mourrtahi torrents. By penmiaykm of the tenant the old house of Bodn was viewed, and it was noticed that an iiiaciription on a stone over the door was as fol- i«ws:—T. L. 1745. Though the pror-2-iiit hou»o ha« been modernised, the ake is an old one, and hero at one time lived a certain Robert Owen, who married as his sooond wife, Inwry CVn t- mor, thus makings a eonnoctdon with the he/use of tlorthtwifian, frtim which Saan c'IlLs A-rohbishcp WiWaern was dtoaread&d. Not, fa.r dijtetjst was G-orddiRag, the rcftid-orace of Ooloniol PLatt, C.B., but formerly beronq'innf to Thomas Wynn an Mow* of Gorddino^, who traced his dosoMat. from Iorwerth ap Ja.rdd>im, and so back to Heig ap G-iarjio^, of •th.3 "PaJaoo under tie Sea" fame. Climbing the liill at the back' of Bodsilir, the upland p'ateau was reached, from which Mr Lowe pointed out most of the mountains that were visible from that spot; the famous Abcr Water- fall must have boon a sight, as the fall of water even from that dstanc.c was observed to be be considerable. The junction of the valley in which the waterfall ris.s and the Afon Anafon Valley were also well seen, and Mr Lowe men- tioned how in times gone by glaciers moved slowly down each of these valleys, leaving- now behind them huge moraine mounds and in places ice-scratched rocks. The party were now close to Macs y-Gacr, which was seen to be a hill form, evidently commanding the valley near Abor. There are very clear rc- maim of a vallum and fosse of considerable dimensions. The party now proceeded dowr; the mountain slopes to the road leading to Pont Newydd, which was reached about 5 o'clock, where tea was pro- vided, and after a rest it was an easy walk to Aber Static.n, which was left at 6.20, Llaududuo beiag reachcd about 7 p.m. The next excursion will he to Deganwy CutIø. und.,r the leadership of Mr G. A. Humphre, F.R.I. B.A THE ANNUAL. CONVERSAZIONE. It is proposed to hold the annual com NsazÍOD8 on Novemb-r 23rd, in the Town Hall and Council Chamber, Llandidno, and in conjunction with this a loan exhibition extending over four days from November 22nd to November 25th. Mem- bers and others are asked to let either of the secretaries, Mr L. S. Underwood, of Brinkburn, lloyd-street, Llnndudno. or Mr W. Bezant Lowe, of Cue Carw, Llanfairfechan, know of any cbjeeta of interest which they may have to exhibit. A special feature will be a display of coloured photographs by Dr. Elliott, of Chester, illustrat- ing the Chester Pageant; there will also be a short lecturc on the Roman discoveries at Holt, with illustrating slides, and many other special features. For particulars apply to either of (kft secretaries.
CLAIM AGAINST HOLYWELL RURAL COUNCIL. A FARMER'S LOSS OF THREE COWS. Judge Moss, at the Flint County Court all Monday beard the adjourined case, in vliich JIM. David Lloyd, farmer, Bryn Oelyn, -Jrwern-JIioid, near Mold, sued the Ilolywell Rural Djsiiicfc Council. lie olamed damages for e. u. feananoe of the Council and their .^rv -rts in placing on the high ro,,a-d at Bryn t 'r; yn, near his farm, improper and poisonous "n.aUrhdl whereby, it was aliegiad, three cows VÆre poisoned. The claim was for £ 35. Mr T. H. Pa.rry, Moid, W:I'; for the plaintiff, tjni Mr Cuth- bert Smith, Liverpool, for the defendant Cci'i.ciL Plaintiff's case was that in !JrJ ];¡>t he turned his cows out into a fidd adjoining one of the roads in the neighbourhood, :!nd that a few davs later two of the oows became -0 .1" that they d.ed. It was eon tended that the CcrncH ha.d c-U'US'xi stones, which were obtained in oae ot the looaJ I n:inPlS, to be on the roads near tiho farm, and upon analysis of scmples taken from an aperture leading tvoti th3 road to the field it was said there were quantities of lead in that meadow sufficient to poison the cattle. Samples of the stones which had been used in the retiring- of the road had been analysed', lead being found in the carbonate form to tlie extent of ii.4 grains per lb. found, which would be highly injurious to cattle, and it was urg-uod that the cow" contracted lead poison- in from the effect of t'he ston.^s. The post- inoitam examination was entirely negative to any other cause for death, all tte symptom* pointing conclusively to load poisoning. A farmer, named J ino. iikih, was called for the defence, and -stated that for 18 yeai-s he had been aarting stones for the-' Council on toO the readis ii-ear the farm of plruntilf. He lii-d next door to tOO plaintiff, and he had siover suffered any loss throug-di the cause alleged in this pre- sejit Caso. riaintiff's oatilc had drunk at a pood in tho farmyard. Tiiere had been no stones ;v:ac^d on the road since last year. Mr H. E. Davies, analytical chemist, Livar- pool, said' it was no uncommon thing to find lead in animals, and Mr Robert Griffith Jonas, veterinary surg-on, Holywell, gave it as bis opinion thut death was due to gastritis owwf to improjier feeding, for he understood the ani- mals were in a very poor condition. His Honour eaid it was a very suspkaous naoft and as he oouid not associate the death of tifca animals to any negligence on tho part oi as Council, the verdict would be for the dei Council, ooste beaog allowed*