METROPOLITAN BOARD TEACHERS' I ASSOCIATION. A PEMBROKESHIRE MAN ELECTED I PRESIDENT. The Board Teacher of the 1st inst. gives the following biographical sketch of Mr T. H. Jones, who was on Saturday last elected president of the Metropolitan Board Teachers' Association Our new President hails from Pembrokeshire—" Little England beyond Wales "-and shows his loyalty to his native county by taking a prominent interest in the Pem- broke County Club in London. His experience is not confined to urban schools, for he served his apprenticeship as P.T. in the Penffordd, Llysyfran, and Narberth Schools, and still vividly recalls the troubles of the rural teacher. After leaving Baugor Training College, Mr Jones entered the service of the London School Board as Assistant Master at Poole's Park School. He was pro- moted to the IIeadmastership of the Whittington," and after four years he went back to his former school as Head, where he stayed three years, and then migrated to Duncombe-road, which has recently been added to the Board's list of Higher Grade Schools. He long ago served his novitiate as a worker on behalf of teachers, and has taken an active part in almost every professional movement for many years past. For sixteen years he has been a constant attendant at the Council meetings of the Finsbury X.H.T. Association, of which he has been Treasurer and President. He has always been a warm supporter of the Charities, and as the first Card Scheme Secretary in Finsbury initiated a plan which now produces an annual income of £ 2o0 to the B. and O. Funds. To the M.B.T.A. he has already rendered loyal service as Divisional Secretary, and can boast that for the last seven years he has never received a request or instruction from the General Committee that has not been promptly and effectively complied with. In carrying out these duties he spared neither time nor labour, and his reports were always drawn up with the utmost care, their completeness proving how skilfully the deputation work had been organised, and on more than one occasion he has been specially thanked by the Committee. The Brighton Conference saw Mr Jones elected to a seat on the N.U.T. Executive, and here, as elsewhere, the thoroughness of his work soon gained recognition at the hands of his colleagues. Ho was elected Chairman of the Law and Tenure Committee in 1897, which post he still holds. The Report for 1898 says: "To Mr T. H. Jones the members of the Union owe a deep debt of gratitude, for he has unsparingly devoted himself to the legal and tenure work." In this connection it has been his duty to undertake many dillicult and delicate missions to Managers, School Board members, and others, and he has universally been trusted as men trust quiet men." Not only has he won golden opinions from teachers, but his unobtrusive, courteous and determined manner has received praise from all. A teacher who was reinstated in his school last August, after the School Board Election, after expressing his gratitude, says: "Even my oppo- nents give you credit for the perfectly impartial manner in which you silted the evidence pro and c,)i, A Clerical Manager states: "My first feeling was to deny your right to interfere with the affairs of our school, but the extreme patience, tact, and courtesy with which you conducted an interview of so delicate a nature speedily removed any such feeling. For his fellow-teachers he has indeed scorned delights and lived laborious days," and we heartily wish him a pleasant and prosperous term of office.
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Alleged Theft of a Gold Watch at Tenby. At a special sitting of the Tenby Police Court held in the Town Hall, on Saturday week, before Dr. J. Griffith Lock (chairman) and Mr Benjamin Harries, a young domestic servant named Nellie James, was brought up in custody and charged with stealing on Oct. 6, a gold watch valued at 35s, the property of Mr William Bill, hosier, High Street, Tenby, in whose employ she had been for the last three months. The accused, who is of respectable appearance, was undefended, whilst Mr G. Lort Stokes, solicitor, Tenby, appeared to prosecute on behalf of Mr Bill. During the hearing of the case which occupied the attention of the magistrates for over two hours, the court was well tilled. Mr Stokes, in opening the case, said that on the morning of Friday, October 6th, Mrs Bill was the first to get up in the house, and upon proceeding to the kitchen found a cash box on the table. Examining same, she discovered that the box had been forced open and the money (about £4) which had been placed there the previous night gone. Upon looking about she found that the kitchen door as well as the door of the outer back kitchen open, and came to the conclusion that the house had been broken into. She then went upstairs and told Mr Bill, and at the same time called out to the accused girl to get up as the house had been broken into. The girl, apparently, was asleep when Mrs Bill called her, and made some sort of exclamation which her mistress could not, however, understand. Mrs Bill then told her to go round and fetch Sergt. Hart, which she did. leaving a messageJat the police station to the effect that her mistress's house had been broken into. When the Sergeant came round to inspect the premises he found that no one had broken iu, and came to the conclusion that whoever had taken the contents of the cash box must have been in the house previously. He then proceeded upstairs, but failed to find any traces of a forcible entry having been made. Mrs Bill was then asked by him to search and see if she had missed anything else she did so and found that a gold watch belonging to Miss Carruthers was missing. She told Miss Carruthers, but that lady said her watch was allright, the explanation being that the accused had been in Mrs Bill's room a previous day and taken this watch out of her drawer. She then went to Miss Carruthers and told her that she had found a gold watch, whereupon this lady informed her that it was her watch and that she (accused) had better give it up, which she did. Further search, however, revealed the fact that another gold watch was missing, this one belonging to Mr Bill. Police Con- stable Morse was informed of this, and whilst he was searching the room occupied by the accused he saw a gold watch between the chest-of-drawers and the wall, it having fallen upon the floor when the con- stable moved the drawers. Directly the girl heard this watch drop she said "I never put it there. Mrs Bill put it there to get me into trouble." Sergeant Hart reproved her for making such an accusation against her mistress, whereupon the girl said that she had heard that Mrs Bill was in the habit of searching servant's drawers and stealing their things. Mrs Bill asked her who told her that, and the girl replied I shant tell you now, but will in the hall to-morrow." This was said before there was any suggestion that sh- was to be charged. The accused was then searched by Mrs Bill, but nothiug was found upon her. Subsequently a warrant was obtained, and she was arrested by Sergeant Hart, who charged her with the theft of the gold watch, to which she made no reply. Proceeding, Mr Stokes said that he would prove to their worships that no one but the accused could have stolen this watch. Mrs Bill would tell them that with the exception of Miss Carruthers and the accused there was no one else in the house who knew their way about, so that whoever stole the watch must have been very well acquainted with the house. The cash box was kept in a desk in the shop, but it (the desk) was not locked, although the box was. Mr Bill kept the key of the cash box and always put it on a table in his bedroom before he retired. The bedroom wis left slightly ajar, so it was quite easy for anyone to pat their arm in through the door and reach the key. In conclusion, Mr Stokes said he would ask their worships to deal summarily with the etisi if they were satisfied with the evidence, and at the same time he would ask them to deal with the accused in a merciful manner. The Justices' Clerk (Mr Robert Lock) asked Mr Stokes to confine himself to the case of the watch which was the only charge against the girl. Mr Stokes replied that it was necessary for him to explain the first part. Mr Benjamin Harries Mr Lock is quite right to call attention to that because the cash box was a most important part. The first witness called was Mrs Eliza Bill, who h-tviug been sworn, deposed that she was the wife of Mr William Bill, hosier. residing at High Street, Tenby. She then proceeded to bear out the statement as made by Mr Stokes, her evidence being practically a corroboration of what he had already told the court in his opening address. The Chairman (to Mrs Bill): How many servants do you keep?—One. The Chaairman How long has this girl been with your—Three month. By Mr Harries She did not get a character with her, and she was now under a month's notice. The accused said she did not desire to ask the witness any questions. The Justices' Clerc at this stage of the proceed- ings, addressed the accused and said that the magis- trates had asked him to put the question to her us to whether she desired to a remand in order that she might cjllznttui :Lte with her friends or obtain legal assistance. The accused replied that she would prefer the case to continue and be settled that day. Miss Mary Ann Carruthers, a lady of independent means, who lodges with Mr and Mrs Bill, stated that she remembered locking up the doers of the house on the night of Thursday, October oth. It was about 10.20 when, she came in, aud she shortly afterwards went to bed. The following morning slu was called by Mrs Bill and in consequence of what she was told by this lady the police were sent for. With regard to her (wituess's) watch. she explained that on Monday last a conversation took place be- tween the a'-cused and herself, when the former sold that she had found the soap and scissors which Mrs Bill had taken out of her room and further, that she had found them all the top of a gold watch in Mrs Bills drawer. This watch she brought to witness, as it belonged to her, although she knew that Mrs Bill had it by arrangement. Witness kept a dog in the back premises it was a very good house dog, and no stranger could enter the house without his bark- ing, and waking the occupants of the premises. The dog was well acquainted with the accused. Mr William Bill, sworn, said he identified the watch produced as his property. He never wore it and kept it in a drawer in his bedroom. He probably saw the watch a week or so ago, but in the mean- time he had not missed it. With regard to its value witness appeared to be in some doubt. He had in the sworu informition estimated the value at :3.). but now said it was worth E5. EveLttially, however, he said he valued it at o5s Police Constable Richard Morse (.55) stated that at a quarter to ten on Friday morning (October (ith) 11", in company with Serjeant Hart, visited Mr Bill's house, and made a search for money which had been taken from the cash box About 11 a.m. Mrs Bill stated that her husband's gold watch was missing from the chest-of-drawers in his bedroom, where- upon witness made a further search iu the girl's room (she being present at the time), and on moving the chest-of-drawers he heard something drop between tha drawers and the partition upon looking he found the gdld watch now produced on the floor. He picked it up and said to th, girl, Nellie, here's the gold watch. She replied, I didn't steal the watch, Mrs Bill must have put it there to get me into trouble." Continuing, witness said he was present at 3 30 p lU. when Sergeant Hart appre- hended the accused on a warrant. She made no reply when charged. By Mr Stokes When the watch was found the girl said she did not steal it and that Mrs Bill rnu-t have put it there to get. h r into trouble. He heard a conversation between Mrs Bill and the accused, when the letter said that her mistress had taken away her soap aud scissors, and that she went to Mrs Bill's drawer and took them as well as a gold watch belonging to Miss Carruther* which sho gave to her. He also heard the girl my tint .-he had b,, c a told that Mrs Bill was iu the liibit of searching servant's boxes. Mrs Bill then asked her who told her that and she replied L'ni not going to tell you." He did not hear her say anything about telling the name in the hall in the morning. Without t! e slightest doubt the watch was hidden away in the place where it was found, and it was only after con- siderable trouble that he found it. lie did not look behind the chest-of-drawers before he moved them. Frolll the position of the drawers he did not tlwnk that the watch could have dropped there by accident; it must have been put there. Police Seigeaut Hart deposed that en the fah iust-, at about I AO a.m., he was iuf?rmed that Mrs Bill s servant had been at the Police Station aski.? to see him, and that Mrs Bill wanted him. as her house had been broken into He accordingly pro- ceeeded to the residence of Mrs Bill, and saw her, when she informed him that she had found the cash box open on the kitchen table. At eleven o' clock the same morning Mrs hill reported that her husband's gold watch ,-as trom the drawer in his bedroom. At this time a search was jjroiug on for other missing prnoc! ty. He had occasion to leave the room for a few minnte", and on hi" return he was informed by P.C. Morse that he had found the watch hidden between the chest-of-drawers in the girl's bedroom. Upon the constable making this statement the accused said Mrs Bill put the watch there with a view of getting me into trouble." At half-past three in the afternoon he arrested the girl under a warrant but she made no reply to the charge. Mr James Truscott, watchmaker and jeweller, High Street, Tenby, said he valued the gold watch (produced) at a couple of guineas, and would be prepared to give that sum for it. The Justice's Clerk said that in view of this state- ment as regards the value of the watch he thought it would be necessary to recall Mr Bill, who in his evidence had said he valued the watch at £ 5, although in the information it was put down at 35s. He (Mr Lock) had not at the time taken down Mr Bill's statement with regard to the ?5, but thought that for his (Mr Lock's) own protection Mr Bill should be recalled. Mr Bill, re-sworn, stated that he first valued the watch at £ 5, and this statement was not entered on the depositions. At this stage a discussion arose as to whcse valuation of the watch should be accepted, the Justice's Clerk pointing out that it was ruled that the opinion of a practical watchmaker must be taken, The Bench then decided to accept Mr Trusoott's valuation of the watch. The Accused, upon being addressed by the Justice's Clerk, pleaded not guilty, and elected to make a statement on her own behalf. Having been sworn, she said :—I am a servant at Mrs Bill's and have been there five months. I lost from my bed- room, last Monday, scisors and soap, and I asked Mrs Bill if she had been into my bedroom and taken them. She said No." I suspected her of doing so, and I went to her bedroom drawer, where I found the soap and scissors, and underneath I found Miss Carruthers's gold watch. I went down to the kitchen and told Miss Carruthers that I had found them and also spoke about the watch. Miss Car- ruthers asked me to fetch the watch and I brought it to her and she said it was her's. She took it from me and put it away, so yesterday morning Mrs Bill spoke to me about the watch and I told her that I gave the lady's watch back to Miss Carruthers. She went and asked Miss Carruthers about it and she said it was quite correct. I saw Mr Bill's watch in the drawer and there I left it. I did not see the watch till Police Constable Morse found it behind the drawers. By Mr Stokes She asked Mrs Bill about the soap last Monday, and she denied having it so she (Accused) went into her bedroom to satisfy herself. She had suspected that Mrs Bill had taken the soap because she could not look her in the face and say that she had not got it. She opened the right hand drawer first to see if the soap and scissors was there, and saw Miss Carruthers's watch. She made no further search after that. That was all she saw in the drawer except Mr Bill's watch and some hand- kerchiefs and collars. It was not correct for Mrs Bill to say that the watches were in different drawers they were both in the same drawer. When she got downstairs Miss Carruthers asked her to go and fetch the watch and she did so. On Friday she told the constable that Miss Carruthers stood at the bedroom door on Monday evening when her watch was found, but she now declared this to be an untrue statement. The correct version was that Miss Car- ruthers was in the kitchen. She had said to Constable Morse that Mr Bill was in the habit of searching servant's drawers and stealing their things. She told Mrs Bill that she would not tell her who gave her this information, but did not say that she would tell her in the hall in the morning. When she went to fetch the Sergeant she proceeded to the Police Station by way of South Parade because she was not quite certain where the station was. She had been in Tenby eight months. She could not say that she went straight back, because she called at a friend's house, a Mrs Thomas. By the Chairman Mrs Bill gave her £ !) a year wages. The accused was then committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions, the trial taking place yes-er(lay (Tuesday), when the Grand Jury found no true bill, and the accused was discharged.
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Haverfordwest Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held on Wednesday morning at the Workhouse, Mr T. I.lewellin presiding. There were also present Messrs S. W. Dawkins, J. G. Griffiths. T. Baker, J. Reynolds, W. G. Eaton-Evans, J. Ll. Davies, (Milford), W. Jenkins, (Redbarth), W. J. Owen, (Summerhill), W. G. James, (Lyrsowen). T. G. Beunett, (Fisbguard), S. Griffiths, (Poyntz Castle), J. H. John, (Llanychaer), J. Vaughau, (Punches- ton), C. Lewis, (Henne), J. Roberts. (Keyston), T. Bateman, (Ambleston), llcvs. P. Phelps, J. J. Evans, J. James, T. G. Marshall, and T. Mathias. There are 109 people in the House, and the corresponding week last year there were 103. THE TKAMr WARD. The Clairman on signing for payment for 121 ramp tickets to two lodging house keepers in Haverfordwest-, asked if their wards were not open. The Clerk said they were ready, and the beds had arrived, but the stone for the tramps to break had ijot come yet. I Mr T. Baker: It would bo much better to open ou r words at once. The Chairman said he agreed with this remark. 1IAV1-BFOKKWEST VACCINATION" OFFICE! The Clerk said at the iast meeting they ap- pointed Mr. Lloyd as public vaccinator to the Haverfordwest district, but before the appoint- ment could be made it should have a fortnight's notice. Therefore it was put on the agenda to- day. T'hs Chairman We can either make a new appointment to-day, or confirm the old one. gey. P. Phelps moved that Dr. Lloyd be ap- pointed, and Mr Baker seconded. The resolution was carried. Rev T. G. Marshall said he saw in the paper that there were more people being vaccinated now. Rev. P. Phelps On account of the heavy fees. Mr J. Ll. Davies: 1 presume this question will be re-opened at a later date. The Chairman Oh yes, we agreed to that. This was all the public business. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of this Council was held subse- quently, Mr T. Llewellin presiding. THE REPAIR OF A UKIIXIE. Rev. T. Mathias said as their Clerk was also Clerk to the North Highway Board he should like to ask him who was responsible for the repairs of the bridges. On the Heury's Mote side of the Farthingshook bridge there was a parapet four feet long off the bridge. The Chairman said it was a county bridge and the county surveyor should be informed. It was agreed that the Clerks should write to the Clerk of the County Council on the matter. TIIF. WELL AT FUEYSTROP. Miss Ballinger wrote stating that she would re- pair the well at Freystrop, and was unaware that it was out of repair, GOODWICK WATER SUPPLY, The Clerk read the foiling letter 41, Temple Row, Birtningliam, 2.5th September, 1899. DEAR SIR,—We were not aware that the substi- tilted well was unsatisfactory. The Engineer was not instructed on behalf of the Company to prepare any plans to obtain a supply of water from the hill. We had heard of an independent proposal to supply Goodwick with water from the hill, but this proposal had no reference to the old well or spring referred to in your letters. The Railway Company never contemplated providing a water supply for Goodick. We cannot understand why the water in the substituted well should be impure, such well only being a very few feet away from the site of the old well. We are making enquiry on this subject, and will write to you again. Yours faithfully, ROWLANDS A: Co. John James, Esq., Clerk to the Rural District Council of Haverfordwest. Mr W. G. Eaton-Evans In face of the notices in the papers would it not be better to put in otir claim at once. For many farms where wa'er has been lost we are lodging claims this week. Mr W. G. James seconded, and said the claims must be lodged this week. He thought they must formulate some kind of value as to the los3 they had sustained, and under the circumstances he should be inclined to appoint a small committee to assist the Clerk to draw up what would be the loss. I Rev. P. Phelps: Would it not be a real estimate of the cost of supplying Goodwick with water? The Chairman said they already had a Commit- tee for the matter, and they could assist the Clerk. Rev. T. Mathias I propose the Chairman, Mr Phelps, and Mr W. G. James. The Chairman pointed out that it was most im- portant for the old Committee to act. The Clerk said Mr J. C. James knew the whole scheme exactly, Rev. T. Mathias withdrew his motion, and it was agreed to leave the matter in the hands of the Committee. Tin: LKAINAOE 01' FISHGUARD. The Clerk read the following letters: — Local Government Board,Whiteha'l, S.W., -ith 0ctober, 1899. SII:, — I amjjjdirectcd by the Local Government Board to request that they may be furnished with the observations of the Town Council of Ilaver- fytvlwest upon the enclosed copv of a letter which i t,"o Board have received from Mr T. II. Evans. Your obedient Servant. NOEL T. KERSHAW, Assistant Secretar y (H.KI LT.ML ,J called the attention of the Sani- tary Inspector at Haverfordwest, on August 2nd, to the almost indescribable state of the drains in this town. He. I understand, laid the complaint before the District Council, but nothing has been done. About twenty years ago this town was re-drained, and a filter built. The whole work proved a com- plete failure-the filter lias never been used, and is now a useless wreck. Owing to the fact that one-third of the houses have not water closet" rdllse heaps are placed here, there, and everywhere. The reason that complaints have not been made to the Local Government Board is, I presume, because all fear offending their neighbours, and in- creasing the rates. Owing to the Railway works and new pier, the population is rapidly increasing, with the result that matters are becoming :more and more de- plorable. I am, Gentlemen, your obedient servant, (Signed) T. H. EVANS. Ty Rhos, Fishguard, September 23rd, 1899. The Chairman Now we have got it. The Inspector (Mr Francis) said he had visited the place, and handed in his report, which the Clerk read — I met a Committee at Fishguard respecting the complaints made by Capt. Titus Evans. We thought that a sewer should be made at the back of the houses on the north side of Main Street, and connect with the present sewer, the length would be about 28(3 feet." On the motion of Mr W. G. James, it was agreed that the Clerk should write to the Local Govern- ment Board stating what the Council were pre- pared to do. DIPHTHERIA AT FISHGCARD. Rev. P. Phelps Has the attention of the Council been called to the diphtheria at Fishguard? It is very bad there. Clerk read the Inspector's report as follows GENTLEMEN,—I regret that I have to report a severe outbreak of diptheria in the Fishguard dis- trict. Rev. P. Phelps asked what steps had been taken with regard to this ? The Inspector said Dr Owen had taken the matter in hand, and he was sending up a lot of disinfectants to each medical man. There were about Hi cases. Mr W. G. Eaton-Evans: Can't they be isolated ? The Inspector No. Mr W. G. Eaton-Evans They ought to take a house, and put them in. like a hospital. Mr W. G. James said the outbreak came origi- nally from a case at Dyffryn, Goodwick. 0 The Clerk said it was for the medical man and the inspector to say if there was to be isolation. They had very great powers now in removal for isolation. The matter then dropped. WIDENING OF GOODWICK ROAD. Mr W. G. James said the Committee appointed to look into the question of widening the roadway and the bridge at Goodwick had met, but they found that the owners of the land, the Pembroke- shire Land Company, could not sellias they had not a proper title to the land, but that title would be complete in a month. The matter was therefore deferred for a month. AN OBSTRUCTION TO BE REMOVED. The Inspector reported "I find at West Street, Fishguard, that John Phillips has built a camp window, which projects two feet on to the pavement, leaving only 221 feet space between that and the front of the house opposite." Mr W. G. James asked if the Inspector's ap- pointment compelled him to keep the roads a proper width under the bve laws ? The Clerk replied in the affirmative, and said it was in the bye-laws. Rev. T. Mathias Then he can immediately summon anyone for encroachment. The Clerk: Yes. The Inspector said the original house was built prior to the bye-laws, and since then they had put in the camp window. Rev. T. Mathias This window is an obstruc- tion ? The Inspector; Decidedly it is. If a footpath is made each side, the road will be very narrow. Mr W. G. Eaton-Evans Then get it removed. On the motion of Mr James, it was decided to give seven days notice to the owner to remove the window. THE RYE-LAWS AND PIGSTYKS. Rev. T. Mathias I suggest that bye-laws be passed respecting pig"tyes. I think it is a very Decessary step. The Clerk said it was in their bye-laws that no pigstye be within 30 feet of 'he house, but the Council could not agree, and the matter was in abeyance. If they would make up their minds what should be the distance the bye-laws could be easily sent back again for approval. Rev. P. Phelps Would they be retrospective ? The Clerk No, only prospective. Rev. T. Mathias Then they cannot touch these cases. Mr W. G. Eaton-Evans said some pigstyes were built on the roads. Could they not do anything with them ? The Clerk Yes, if the Medical Officer reports them as a nuisance. Rev. T. Mathias said he knew one pigstye right opposite a farmer's house door. Pev. P. Phelps: Can't we make these bye-laws retrospective ? The Clerk: No no. Mr W. G. Eaton-Evaus How is it done in Pem- broke Union ? The Clerk: Perhaps their medical man is re- porting them as a nuisance. There was no further discussion on the subject. A QUESTION" OF ENCLOSURES. The Clerk read a letter from Saint David's Parish Council, with reference to the enclosure of commons. I The Clerk said lie never made any enquiries, but if there had been a report he should certainly have recommended that Council to refer the matter to the Court Leet, because they met every year, and had the proper officers. But independently of that, of this other enclosure he knew nothing. He suggested they should adjourn the matter for a month, aud he would get a copy of an Act palsed this year, framing bye-laws and regulation for the management of commons. On the motion of Mr James, this course was agreed to. A WELL AT ST. DAVID'S. The Clerk read a le1 tor from St. David's Parish Council asking for sanction to make the well deeper. The (']cïk said in November, 1877, they gave control of the well to the Parish Council, and also sanction to sink the well deeper. Rev. T. Matnias moved that fresh powers be given the Parish Council, and this was agreed to. LANGWM WATER SUPPLY. The Clerk read the following letter:- Leaven House, Llangwm, Haverfordwest, 10th October, 1899. SIR,—At a meeting of the Llangwm Parish Council, held on the 23rd September last, it was proposed, seconded and unanimously carried, that a letter be written to the District Council, in re- ference to the Tap No. 1, of the water supply at Hook, which is by far too small for the demand that is constantly made upon it, and to ask the District Council if they would be good enough to at once take steps to have the present tap re- moved and replaced by another tap with a much larger outlet, as the people have been long and are loud in their complaints in the matter. I may point out that since the water has been extended to the lower districts, and when the lower taps are on the supply at the main tap complained of is very small, and is most annoying to the people who have to fetch their water from it, especially to those who have long distances to go, and who take their water away in casks by means of wheel- barrows, donkey carts, etc. The fixing of a tap with a larger outlet, would at once remove the grievance so long complained of, and would in no wise interfere with the lower supplies. I am, Sir, yours obediently, •JOSEPH DAVIES, Deputy Clerk to the Parish Council. John James, Esq., Clerk to the District Council, Haverfordwest. The Clerk This is the first complaint that has been made about it. Mr W. G. Eaton Evans: I vote that the letter remains on the table. It is ludicrous to say that a tap lower down on the road takes the water from the one higher up. I know the place very well, and there is a good supply. They ought to be very glad they have got water. There was no further comment. SMALL DWELLINGS ACT. The Clerk said he had a long circular letter re- ferring to the provisions of this Act, which enabled a, working man to buy his house and repay the local authority, who had to borrow money for the purpose. On the motion of the Hev. T. Mathias, it was agreed to take the letter as read. MAIN ROADS. Mr \V. G. James gave notice tuafc at the next meeting he would move that the Clerk give them in formation as to what had been done by the County Council with regard to the creation of more main roads. There was one mile at Fishguard where there was all the traliic, and yet it was a parish road. rI he Chairman: I put the matter before the Committee yesterday, and told them that we should enforce that mile at ouce. The wdiole mat- ter is left over for further consideration. The Clerk suggested that they should demand the cost of the repair of the road. Mr W. G. James considere 1 the Committee ought to do justice, and not defer it. The Chairman I think that mile ought to have been in tIllS 11 yen.rs, since the ewport Doard had it in. Mr W. G. Eaton-Evans: We cannot compel them to make main roads, but we can compel them | to pay for this mile of road. the Clerk l'bat is the point. Rev. T. Matljias We had better kick out half the present members, and get in better men. Mr W. G. Eaton-Evans: Perhaps they might say the same of us. INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The other portions of this report are I visited Broad Haven and found that the Parish Council have opened up the drain conveying the water down to the reservoir, and laying down pipes, but I regret to say that they have not secured the joints, so that the water will now be liable to the same contamination as was supposed to have existed before. Mr Thomas Williams and Mr Hancock have provided a water supply for their houses at Letter- ston, and Mr Eynon Morgan has been promised a supply for his houses from Mr Williams, over the winter. Mr Daniel Thomas is now sinking for water. Mr Henry Lewis, whose house is not yet occupied, will commence this week. I received a complaint respecting the supply of water at Robeston Cross. On visiting the place, I found that the only supply they get is down below the Church, nearly half a mile away. Mr Morris, of Robeston Farm, and three cottages have been supplied from this source during the past summer. During the past month I have received several plans for porposed buildings. I would suggest that Bye Laws be passing respecting Pig Sties. I remain Gentlemen, Yours obediently, J. W. FIANCIS. Haverforùwest Oct 11 Inspector and Surveyor. Haverfordwest, Oct. 11, 1899.
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