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liMMOUTH COUNCIL. SPECIAL MEETING. STRONG PROTEST AGAINST THE GAS INCREASE. THE STRIKE DISPUTE. A special meeting of the above Council was held on Thursday night, at the New Council Offices. Present Messrs. J. Pryce Jones, J.P. (chair- man), Owen Williams (vice-chairman), Henry Freeman, John Morgan, D. O. Hughes, William Owen, J. Llewelyn Davies, Robert LI. Williams, Rhys Jones, and Edward Williams; with Messrs, R. Llewelyn Owen (deputy clerk), T. R. Parry (surveyor), and Watkin Owen (boating inspector). THE COUNCIL'S HORSE. The Surveyor reported that one of the Council's horses was very lame and had been kept in the stable for over a week He had called in the Veterinary Sur- geon, who stated that it ought to be turned out to graze for about two months, so that the hoof would have time to grow and strengthen, then he would advise them to sell it, as it would not stand the work the Council had for it. Mr William Owen thought it would be better if the horse was sold. In reply to a question, the Surveyor said that the amount paid for the horse was £47. Mr D. 0. Hughes said if the horse was sold now the Council would not get much for it. Mr Rbys Jones said it would be much better if the horse was sent out to graze. Mr John Morgan agreed, and said that later on the Council would have a good price for it. Mr Robert Ll. Williams proposed that the Council should advertise the horse for sale, and if the offers were not con- sidered satisfactory, the Council could afterwards let the horse go out to graze for two months. Mr J. Llewelyn Davies seconded. As an amendment, Mr D. 0, Hughes proposed that the horse should be turned out to graze for two months. Mr John Morgan seconded. Only two voted for the amendment, whilst six voted for the original proposi- tion, which was declared carried. It was. decided to advertise the horse for sale in the Barmouth Advertiser and other papers. The Chairman said that the Council would have to hire a horse for future work or buy one. It was open for the Council to decide. The Surveyor said at present a horse was hired at 1/- an hour (including man and cart). Mr Rhys Jones proposed that the Council should take steps to procure an- other horse. Mr J. Llewelva Davies seconded. Mr John Morgan said the Council would have to give a big price for a horse now, and it would be much better if the Council would continue to hire one. Mr Edward Williams said that horses were very dear at present, and he sug- gested that the Surveyor should make a report as to whether it paid the Coun- cil to keep a horse, it would be difficult to buy a horse now under £100. Mr D. O. Hughes agreed, and said that be had been advocating along that it would be cheaper for the Council to let out all the carting by tender. As an amendment, Mr John Morgan proposed that the Council should hire a horse for the present. Mr Edward Williams seconded, which was\ carried by a majority. Mr John Morgan suggested that ¿he Council should take into consideration the advisability of having lighter horses to do the Council's work, and also to have lorries instead of the heavy carts which the Council had in use at present. Mr Edward Williams agreed, and added that the present horses were too heavy foi Yarmouth. On the proposition of Mr Robert LI. Williams, seconded by Mr Henry Free- man, it was decided that the Surveyor should make inquiries as to the cost of light lorries, etc. THE STRIKE DISPUTE. The Surveyor reported that last Mon- day the extra men employed on the new pipe line at Penycei went on strike owing to the war bonus being struck off their time sheets. In order to get the work completed he was paying the men now at the rate of 3/6 a day. The Chairman explained that the workmen's time sheets came before Mr Henry Freeman and himself, and they observed that the Surveror bad inserted the wages as £ 1 and a war bonus of.l/ As they all knew, the Council bad no passed to give any war bonus to the extra men employed, only to the regular employees of the Council, and therefore they thought they could not passed the war bonus to extra men without the sanction of the Council. They told the Surveyor to see the extra men to ex- plain the matter to them and to inform them that a special meeting would be convened to decide the question, but it appeared that the men would not accept that, and therefore the men went on strike. He and Mr Freeman could not sanction the war bonus without the Council's permission, but they had nothing against giving the war bonus to the extra men. The Council could not do without these extra men as the work was so urgent, and the war bonus bad been promised them, so that the work could be proceeded with. In reply to Mr Robert LI. Williams, the Surveyor said that the .Belgian refugee, who was employed as one of the extra men, asked him what the wages would be and he replied 21/ and he took it for granted that the others would have the same amount. In reply to a, question, the Surveyor stated that be had inserted the war bonus on the men's timesheets,although the Council had not passed to give the extra men employed any war bonus. The Chairman said the only point was for the Council to pass this war bonus to the extra men employed. Mr Freeman and himself would not sign the cheques without the Council's resolution on the matter. They did not object to the war bonus being paid, but they wanted the Council to pass it. Mr Rhys Jones proposed that the extra men engaged should be paid ti and a I/- war bonus. Mr D. O. Hugbes seconded. As an amendment, Mr Owen Williams proposed that these men should be paid at the rate of 3/6- a day, and not to mention anything about any war bonus. These men were only temporarily engaged. Mr Robert LI. Williams seconded. On a vote being taken, the amendment was lost by one vote. It was decided that the war bonus should be paid from the first week these extra men started. THE WATERING OF LLANABER ROAD. The Surveyor reported that he bad seen Mr Collier at the Council Office, and be stated that Mr W. W. Greener was desirous of having the Llanaber road watered, and for this Mr Grpener was prepared to pay for the horse and man, provided the Council would grant the loan of the watering cart and the use of the water. Mr Henry Freeman proposed that the Council should accede to the request made, by Mr Greener, and to appeal to him not to use the water between 9 and 12 a.m. Mr D. 0. Hughes seconded. As an amendment, Mr Robert LI. Williams proposed that the Council should do the watering themselves, but found no seconder, and the original proposition was thereupon carried. I BATHING GROUND. I The Surveyor reported that he bad not yet been able to procure any timber for making the slipway on the Beach, so that Messrs. Davies Bros., could take the bathing machines down to the Foreshore near Minymor. They were anxious that something should be done at once and would be glad if the Council would grant them the loan of a winch and wire rope until the slipway was completed. On the proposition of Mr Edward Williams, seconded by Mr J. Llewelyn Davies, it was unanimously decided to accede to the request. PRICE OF GAS INCREASED. Mr David 0. Hughes said all of them were well aware that the Barmouth Gas Company bad distributed notices all over the town to the effect that after June 31st the price of gas would be increased by 6d. per 1000 cubic feet. He felt that the price of gas was already high enough in Barmouth, and it was the duty of the Council as representatives of the ratepayers' to protest against this increase. The town had paid hundreds of pounds for gas, and surely the Company should give them some consideration. He proposed that a strong protest should be sent to the Company. Mr William Owen, in seconding the proposition, said that he could not understand on what grounds the Gas Company were making this increase. He thought that the ratepayers were paying quite enough already for the gas, and to increase it again was out of all reason. The Council ought to take steps to go in for electric light, and he understood that there were some firms quite prepared to take the matter up. No doubt, the town was being burdened with the high price paid for gas, which was 5/- per 1000 cubic feet, and he did not think that any other town in Great Britain paid so much as Barmouth. The Chairman said that it was out of all reason to ask the townspeople to pay an extra 6d. for their gas, as it was al- ready 50 per cent. more here than in any other town in England. The town of Barmouth bad patronized the Gas Company well in the past, and the Com- pany bad reaped much profit. Surely they should give some consideration to | the ratepayers, He agreed that a strong protest should be made against the Gas Company making this increase, espe- cially under the present circumstances. Mr John Morgan endorsed what bad been said, and be believed that the price of gas was already high enough. Mr Rbys Jones—I expected to bear that they were going to reduce the gas. Mr Edward NViiiiaiiis-Is the protest made on behalf of the Council or on be- half of the town ? The Chairman—On behalf of the town in general. The proposition was carried unani- mously. Mr John Morgan said that there was an excellent opeiping to have electric light installed at Talybont Mills, near Barmouth. There was 'an abundant supply of water at that place. LICENCES. I" Mr Watkin Owen (the Inspector) re- ported that one boatman and two owners of ponies bad refused to take out licences. Mr Henry Freeman—What is the reason for their refusal ? The Inspector—Nothing but stupi- dity. The licences only cost 6d. each. It was decided that a letter should be sent to those concerned warning them that if licences were not taken out proceedings would be taken out against' them. The Council sat for two hours.
CHURCH AND CHAPEL ORDER OF SERVICES. ENGLISH. S. John's Church, 11 and 6.30. Llanaber Church, 11.15. é Clergy, Rev. R. Lloyd Roberts, M.A., R.D. (rector of the Parish), Rev. R. Ward, B.A., and Rev. T. Lloyd Jones, B.A. Catholic Church, 8 a.m., 10.3C and 6.30. Rev. Father Wilcock. Christ Church (English Presbyterian), 11 and 6.30. Rev. Samuel T. Hughes (pastor) English Congregational Church, 11 and 630. Rev. W. Glandwr Morgan (pastor) Wesleyan Chapel, 11 and 0-30. Rev. Evan Roberts, Oswestry Baptist Chapel, 11 and 6 30 Rev Edwin Jones (pastor ) WELSH. Llanaber Church, 10 and 6. S. David's Church, 10 and 6. Caersalem Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. Gwynoro Davies (pastor) Park Road Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. E. Afonwy Williams (pastor) Wesleyan Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. W. Langford Brooks Congregational Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. P. H. Lewis (pastor). Baptist Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. Edwin Jones (pastor)
V bLAtll JW| ?OUI?K?SPICE? § INCREASES YOUR EGG SUPPC? 9 ? W&kes HeM !ay, &?BnsuTes&bundaMB? E?gs dil the year ? C?MOr?&P????ETS. 51