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I Haverfordwest Town Council. ANOTHER NEW WATER SCHEME. A monthly meeting of this Council was held last evening, the Mayor (Sir Charles Philipps, Bart.), pre- siding. There were also present: Alderman Thomas James, John James, Councillors R. Mumford, W. Williams, P. White, W. Morgan, T. H. Thomas, R. A. G. James, J. H. Bishop, W. J. Jones, J. Evans, T. L. James, and W. H. George. HELP FOR THE WEST INDIES. The Mayor said he had received a letter from the Lord Mayor asking him to call the attention of the public to the Mansion House fund opened to alleviate the wide- spread and acute distress caused by the hurricane and whirlwind in the West Indies, and any gentleman who felt disposed to contribute could send direct to the Mansion House, or to the bankers here. WATER COMMITTEE. At a committee meeting held on September 23rd, bills were examined and ordered to be paid to the amount of £ 14r 19s lid. The committee recommended the accep- tance of the offer of the Haverfordwest Guardians of £ 2 for the use of water in the Workhouse garden; and as regards the supply of water to the New Buildings that, in default of a satisfactory arrangement as to payment being made in a month, the water be turned off. The Surveyor was directed not to make any connection with or repair the water mains without previous notice to the Waterman. A letter from Mr R. E. Thomas, of Cartlett, was read as to the supply of water to the Mill, and referred to the surveyor for report. The Inspector was directed to enquire as to the water used at the Infirmary, and report. The committee decided to charge Mr Studt, JE2, and Mr Danter 15s for water at Portfield Fair, the connection to be made at the expense of the parties. Alderman T. James moved the adoption of the report, and Mr T. L. James seconded. The report was then adopted. PUMPING THE BARNSLEY WATER. I Alderman T. James said it would be in the recollection of the Council that some time ago, perhaps 12 months, an arrangement was made that they should pay the man pumping water at Barnsley at the rate of 60,000 gallons per day, and if he pumped more he should be paid at the ,ate?f Id per thousand gallons extra. Since the last meeting he had pumped 8,250 gallons per day more, and he now moved that the man be paid j61 Os 8d in payment of his claim. Mr W. Williams said the amount was small, but the principle involved was one which the Council should well consider, for there was no reason why what the man had done one day he should not do the other days. (Hear, hear). Why should he claim extra payment for those days when he was not doing what he ought on other days? (Hear, hear. ) In reply to Mr Bishop, Alderman T. James said the man had had to work overtime to do this work. His wages were 30s per week, and 7s for Sunday work. Mr Williams: If this is passed it is only a premium upon a man not doing his duty. (Hear, hear.) The Mayor said as they were under a contract it would be dishonourable to ignore it now, but they could alter it after. Mr Bishop complained that the man who had been sent to Barnsley to work the portable engine had been kept idle for a month, and they had to pay his wages. He thought the surveyor was to blame. The Surveyor said the man in charge of the gas engine had pumped 80,000 gallons one day aud 90,000 gallons another day. The man sent to work the portable engine did not, he understood, sit idle all day, but as- sisted the other engineer. Mr W. Williams If our gas engine can pump 90,000 gallons in one day what is the reason that it comes so many gallons less another day ? I should like to know who is responsible ? The Surveyor: Longer hours I should think sir. Alderman T. James said he saw in the papers that the pumping at Barnsley cost zC600 a year. Was that cor- rect ? The Borough Accountant said he was asked at the last meeting what was the cost of the water supply, and he said £ 600, which included more than pumping of course. The cost of the pumping was £ 253 3s Gd. GAS COMMITTEE. At a committee meeting on September 23rd, bills were examined and ordered to be paid to the amount of X221 6s 3d. The list of arrears for the last quarter was gone through and instructions given to the Collector to take proceedings against certain persons, and to cut off the supply from certain others, and arrears struck out as irrecoverable to the amount of X2 8s. They recom- mended the acceptance of Messrs Price & Russell's tender for the repair, &c., of lamps for the ensuing year as per specification for 19. They recommended that the lamplighters be ordered to clean the lamps once every week, on Mondays (weather permitting). Mr R. A. G. James moved the adoption of the report, which was agreed to. BOROUGH COMMITTEE: THE JUBILEE GARDENS. At a committee meeting held 26th September, bills were examined and ordered to be paid to the amount of X25 16s 5d. The Committee recommend that the necessary steps be taken to stop the Circus being held on the Jubilee Gardens. The Surveyor's report as to the condition of Wm. Phillips' cottage was referred to the Council. Mr Jones moved the adoption of the report. Mr Mumford said he understood that the Jubilee Gardens were reserved for the Town Council to let, but now they were in the hands of two or three, and they were the Borough Committee. The members had told him that they did not know who had let the Gardens, and he asked was one man to rule the Council ? He strongly objected to the menagerie or Samuels being on the Gardens when townspeople were warned off. Mr George here read a letter from Mr Samuels asking for the use of the ground, and said it was signed W. Williams," and "R. Mumford." (Loud laughter). The Mayor: I don't know what Mr Samuels' show was. Mr Jones A boxing saloon. The Town Clerk A cinematographe. Mr Mumford repeated, that he objected to the mena- gerie. The Mayor said he thought it was simply a matter of taste. (Renewed laughter). Mr Mumford did not object to fighting human beings but to wild beasts. Alderman T. James said he gave the permission for the menagerie. Mr Mumford You had no right, sir. Alderman T. James said he was the deputy-Mayor, and he had the right to give the permission, but he did not know when doing it that it would prevent any member of the Council letting his field. Mr Mumford: I have no field to let, sir. Alderman T. James I did not mention your name. The Mayor said he was afraid he was the one who ought to take umbrage. The Town Clerk said the matter of letting the gardens was in the hands of the Mayor or deputy-Mayor by arrangement with the lessee of the tolls. Mr Williams said their treatment of the gardens was very illogical, and he agreed with what Mr Mumford had said. They were indebted to outsiders for the price that was paid in tollage. The Mayor said the clause in the report meant a distinct vote of censure upon the mayor and deputy- mayor, who very kindly did a lot of work for him. Mr Williams said he quite believed the mayor and deputy-mayor had the full right to do what they had done. Mr Mumford: Why exclude the whole townspeople from the ground ? Alderman John James said the reason the Town Council passed the resolution was that the Jubilee Gardens were the carpet shaking place for the great portion of the town. He believed the deputy-mayor was right, but thought the Jubilee Gardens ought not to be let for anything at all except the recreation of the inhabitants. (Hear, hear). The Mayor agreed with what Alderman James had said, and thought nothing could be more desirable than for the Corporation to express its opinion as to what I purposes the Jubilee Gardens should be devoted. Then the Mayor would properly and loyally carry out the wishes of the Council. A society which did so much for the town, the Perrotts trustees, were now carefully considering how best they could improve that portion of the town by removing the limekilns &c. (Applause.) The Council then decided to expunge the portion of the report to which Alderman T. James objected. REAPPOINTMENT OF MEDICAL OFFICER. On the motion of Alderman J. James, Dr Brigstocke was re-appointed medical officer. The Mayor said it wouid be difficult to find a more able, a more diligent, and more zealous medical officer than Dr Brigstocke. Dr Brigstocke briefly acknowledged the appointment, and expressed his appreciation of the Mayor's kind remarks. SANITARY COMMITTEE. At a special Sanitary Committee meeting held-oii 23rd August, all members present, the committee appointed the following persons as foreman and workmen Clifford I Morgan, Charles Thomas, Henry Thomas, Wm. Davies, and John Jones. At a committee meeting held 26th September, bills were examined and ordered to be paid amounting to 1192 6s 10d. They also recommended the erection of a dwarf wall on the north of High-street, from the Three Lamps to the top of the steps, aud that the pitching there be repaired and widened. The committee recommended the acceptance of the following tenders for scavenging, &c., for the ensuing year:—House refuse, No. 1, Thomas Lewis, ;£;)0; stone carting, No. 2, Joseph Lewis, as per his tender, yards to be read for tons supply of horses, &c., No. 3, Morris and Thomas Williams, as per tender coal, No. 4, Morris aDd Thomas Williams, as per tender for refuse, No. 5, William Warlow, X.I. The committee also recommended the construction of a storm-water sewer to relieve the main sewer in High-street, and the construction of a lock-up shed in the corporation yard, to keep workmen's tools and plant. The Sanitary In- spector reported the result of the notices given to the various persons for nuisances, with which the committee were satisfied. They recommended the appointment of Thomas Lawrence and William Evans as roadmen. Alderman J. James moved the adoption of the report. Mr Williams said he thought the Council should appoint the workmen and not the committee. Mr Bishop, however, pointed out that the Council had instructed the committee to make the appointments. Mr Evans said he voted for the resolution instructing the committee, but he thought they would only recommend. The Mayor remarked that he was afraid Mr Evans, like many in a higher House, had got into the wrong lobby. (Laughter). The report was then adopted. ANOTHER NEW WATER SCHEME. Mr George asked for a pipe to be brought across the road from the market to his premises so that he could use the Skerryscant water for washing purposes. The cost would not be much, and he would make all the connections at his own cost. The Council consented, Mr Williams adding that Mr George was paying for water and was not receiving it. The Town Clerk presented Mr Woodward's bill for services in connection with the Little Newcastle water scheme, which amounted to JE26. Mr Thomas: I should like to know when we shall hear about this new water scheme ? The Mayor: I think it is a very reasonable request. Mr Jones said they were promised two schemes, and perhaps they could have one that night. Alderman John James denied that he had ever promised any scheme. Mr George said he was quite sure Mr James gave them a distinct promise. Mr Jones was quite sure he clearly heard two words, gravitation and pumping." Alderman John James again denied that he promised a scheme at their last meeting. Mr Thomas Mr James may not have meant it but he did say it. The Mayor said he understood that Mr James was going to bring forward a scheme. (Hear, hear). He might say that there was a scheme in the course of preparation, and it seemed feasible and right, but they should have a little more time to verify and complete it before it was brought before the council. No one was more anxious than he was to see that water question put in a proper state as quickly as possible, but he was of opinion they would gain by delaying it for a few weeks. At the same time he thought they should ask the Town Clerk to push forward and call a meeting as quickly as possible. The Town Clerk remarked that the scheme was very much in embryo, and there had been a little expense in connection with the scheme. He proposed to hand the papers over to the Medical Officer for him to consider. Mr Jones did not understand why there should be any secrecy. He objected to having anything sprung upon them. The Town Clerk: There will be no springing upon you in any way. Mr Jones, continuing, said they should be told in out- line what the scheme was, and timely notice should be given. Mr Bishop I understand, Mr Town Clerk, that you are paid for preparing it ? The Town Clerk No, I am not. The Mayor said there was a scheme, but they wanted to make their ground more secure before they asked the Council to consider it. If it was not considered by the Council the Council would not be called upon to pay the expense connected with the scheme. Mr Williams observed that most of them knew the sources of supply for 16 or 20 miles round, and they were all very curious. He was for one. (Laughter). The Mayor replied that he should be only too glad if it was his scheme to tell them, but the expense was so infinitesimally small that he thought it would be well for them to hold their hands for a while. The Town Clerk It is a scheme of a private individual in the town who has handed me the papers. Mr George Is it a gravitation scheme ? The Town Clerk: It is a gravitation scheme. The Mayor said if any member of the Corporation would bring forward a scheme they would be glad to consider it. Those gentlemen who refused the last scheme were more morally bound to bring forward a scheme than those who were in favour of it. (Hear, hear). Mr Williams enquired wbether pressing the gentleman for the scheme would incur them in any expense ? They knew from experience what it meant, and they had had a big bill from Mr Woodward that night. The Town Clerk If you don't adopt the scheme not one shilling expense will the Corporation have to pay. Mr Thomas What is the scheme ? Mr Mumford: I have seen a draft of the plans, and it will not cost you a penny if you don't adopt the scheme. It is at Bolton Hill. The Mayor said Dr. Brigstocke would consider the scheme and give them his opinions. Personally, he (the Mayor) was exceedingly anxious to see that water question settled before his term of office expired. (Hear, hear) The matter then dropped, and the meeting ended.

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