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Welsh Servants at the Seaside. An alarming report was presented by Dr. Rd. Jones to a meeting of the Merioneth County Council as to the con- ditions under which servant girls live during the holiday season at Welsh seaside resorts. He pointed out that iii the coast towns of Carnarvonshire and Merionethshire infant mortality was above the average, and ho asked whether this was not due to the practise of artificial feed- ing in order that the mothers might give their whole time to the visitors. He put in a strong plea for better con- ditions of life for servant maids. They work from morning till iiiglil, they slept in the basement or at the top of the house in badly-lit and badly-ventilated roorns worse still, in some cases they slept in the dining-room on a. sofa in a vitiated atmosphere. He said he had known of casrp, where servant girls suffering from lung disease and in an advanced state of comsumption had slept on the dining-room sofa—a ccnt.ie of infection for everybody hi the same house. Attention was also drawn to the number of insanitary dwellings IJ1 the country distiiets. It was decided to circulate the report among the educational and sanitary authorities of the county, Wr,DI)IiN(-, CARDS! WEDDING CAIIDS!! NEW Siii.KcnoN JUST KECEIVKD. —For specimens and prices, apply at the Telem-ap/i- Offices, Haverfordwest and Milford Haven. clochog, on Saturday, the 12th day of October'' l'lOl^at 11.1.") o'clock in the forenoon, for rpvisillg the lists of voters for the several parishes or hamlets iu the following polling district: 1. Maenclochog Polling District (part)-Henry's Moat, Llandilo, Llan;i°hn;ut, Lunycefn, Llysyfran, Maenclochog, Moivil, Moat, Yorlan. And all other places (if nny) in tho County of Pembroke, not hereinbefore specified. i And every Clerk of the Pence, Postmaster, Overseer, or other Person, or Public Officer, for every wilful mis- feasance or wilful act of commission or omission is liable | by the Act (Ith V ictoria, Cap. 10. to forfeit One Hundred i Pounds to the Party aggrieved, to be recovered by action for debt. r W. DA VIES GEORGE, I Clerk to the County Council for the J County of Pembroke. Clerk of the Council's Oflice, I Haverfordwest, August 20, 1901.
AFTER A GALLANT FIGHT FOR…
AFTER A GALLANT FIGHT FOR LIFE. HIS DYING WORDS: I "NEARER MY GOD. TO THEE." HE SAID IN FAREWELL, GOOD- HE SAID IN FARE"\VELL, "GOOD- BYE ALL-GOODBYE. IT IS GOD'S WAY. HIS WILL BE DONE." To the profound sorrow of the American people and of the civilised world, President McKinley peacefully passed away at about a quarter past two (American time) on Friday morning. The death scene was witnessed by his grief-stricken family and most intimate friends, by his Ministers, medical atrendants, and nurses. It was a solemn occasion, and its pathos brought tears to eyes unused to weeping. For several hours the distinguished patient had sunk into a state of unconsciousness, and it was in that state he breathed his last, dissolution taking place so imperceptibly that even the medical experts could hardly tell the exact moment when the vital spark was extinguished. The touching circumstances in which his life closed brought to light traits in the President's character with which the world at large was not acquainted. Evidently with his Scottish descent he inherited the deeply religious feeling of his race, and his last conscious words breathed of inward peace and submission to the great Disposer of events. His dying utterances remind us of the pathetic words of Mr Gladstone in that memorable death scene at Hawardan-" Good-bye all; good bye. It is God's way. His will be done." His devoted and sorrow- stricken wife, like Mr Gladstone's venerable consort, clung to her husband with beautiful devotion, and to-day the heart of the whole world goes out to her in her bereavement and solitude. During the rest of her earthly career her illustrious husband's last recorded words-" Nearer, my God, to Thee "-will be unto her a solace and a comfort. Very striking is the sympathy that is being felt with the American people the world over. The circumstances are so tragic that the heart of every civilised community has been deeply moved. Every country in Europe, apparently, has wired its condolences across the Atlantic. The nations mingle their tears with those of the seventy-five millions over whose destinies the stricken chief but yesterday held sway. Con- spicuous among the sympathisers stands King Edward, whose messages have all along been dis- tinguished for their simplicity and heartiness, and well do the Americans know that they arc but the expression of the feelings now uppermost in the minds of their sea-divided kindred in this country, which our cousins look upon still as their ancestral home. The poignant grief which is now theirs will only serve to draw the two great peoples closer together, and more warmly to grasp each other by the hand. When our late beloved Queen died no country evinced deeper sorrow than America, and now that the great Republic of the West has become a widowed nation, there is no country whose sympathy is more generous and spontaneous than Great Britain.
! i | The Fight for Life.j
The Fight for Life. The story of his splendid fight for life is told in the following telegram, from the New York correspondent of The Morning Leader." i NEW YORK, Friday. The cup of coffee given to Mr McKinley with chicken broth and toast yesterday morning, in accordance with the national American habit of drinking coffee with every meal, is blamed by physicians here as the cause of Mr McKinley being to-day at death's door, with hope almost abandoned. Violent criticism is also being made here on the fact that the surgeons of Buffalo, when their own special work was done, failed to call in physicians, whose province it then was to administer to the patient. The Buffalo surgeons in extenuation declare that the abdominal wound was healing very slowly, was very painful, and needed frequent dressing; also that solid food was given because nourishment by injection had failed. Irritation having set in, Doctors Janeway and John- son, the famous heart specialists, hurried this morning from New York to Buffalo. PRESIDENT'S HEART TROUBLE. The heart is the President's weakest point. For a long time he has been addicted to strong cigars, and in recent years had symptoms of the smoker's heart." The doctors in despair tried violent restoratives, j Digitalis and strychnine were given and then as a last resort the remedy, which was believed to have saved Mrs McKinley's life at San Francisco, namely, salt solution injected into the veins, was tried. Mr McKinley revived somewhat, and this conversation followed: Wnat is that, doctor ? A heart stimulant, President." I j "Is the necessity great ? "Yes! But you are a brave man and a very sick man." FIGHTING. TILL THE END. I realise it, but I refuse to surrender. I shall fight and pray till the end." Throughout the remainder of the night sinking spells and rallies alternated, and at daybreak the President asked for the window to be opened, saying, I want to see the trees. They are so beautiful." One thing that is now clear is that Mr Pierpont Morgan had more accurate information than the general public when the other day he induced the Secretary to the Treasury to let loose 2<3,000,003dols. in gold, and counselled the national banks to import an additional 20,000,000 in gold. Mr Morgan has private messages almost hourly from Milburn House, an is relied upon to save the financial situation in case the worst happens to Mr McKinley. Last night the doctors realised that the food given in the morning had remained undigested, and then worked over him for hours. About two his pulse fluttered and weakened, and the patient collapsed, and the end seemed to have come.
Last Scene of All. !
Last Scene of All. THE WATCHERS BY THE BEDSIDE. | "GENTLEMEN, THE PRESIDENT IS DEAD r" BUFFA.LO, Saturday, ;j p,m. With the abatement of the momentary excitement which ensued on the announcement of the President's death, the scene became one of unmistakable allll deep mourning. As if Nature lent her aid, a dense fog settled like a pall over the city. The lights were dimmed in Mr Milhurn's house, and visitors were denied admittance, members of the family and intimate friends being left alone with the distin- guished dead. There is a consenus of opinion that Congress will not he assembled until the regular Session in December. Mr Hay will meet General Gillespie, of the War De- partment, and Mr Haeket, Assistant Secretary of Marine, this morning for the purpose of promulgating orders to the departments to direct that flags should be lowered to half-mast and salute- fired. A LONELY VIGIL. Within half an hour of Mr McKinley's death an army private was detailed specially to take up a position by the body. The following details of the final scones in the death chamber were received from an authoritative ollicifti The President was unconscious for a long time. Dr. Itixey reii-iliiied until death. The other doctors wcre in the rooms at till CIS. About two o'clock Dr. Rixey noticed unmistakable signs of dissolution, and the members of the family were summoned, •Uunbs, all of the above Dreed. Pius.—r> Young Pedigree Middle AN,-hit, Yorkshire ?ow!, two of which Hrc expected to litter before the < ￼ of stdc, hu' g eCrosp- b 1 day:of sale, large Cross-bred Sow with litter. 4 Bacon j f igs, lar?c 'White Yorkshire Boar. I!I'r.EE"Ts,-2 L.B.F. Chilled Ploughs by Howard, L.B.C. do., do., Hidgiug Body bv do. to fit either of above, 1 Chilled Plough, Combination l lOx | by Oliver (now), 2 Harrows by Tims. John, Castle- morris, Light do. by Howard, Chi«pltooth Harrow < by Thomas John, Horse Hoe by Howard, do. by Corbett, with Ridding Body attached, Cambridge ft. Harrow. Force-feed Com Drill by Reed, Double Turnip Drill by Corbett (ncw), jJouoiC Box Broadeast Seed Barrow by Gower • and Sou, Winnowing Machine (uew) by Jftker Reaper and Binder by Hornsby, in perfect order j Tubular Tilt Bar Mower by Wood (new), ilay Pitcher by King and Handley (complete), Turnip 'i Shredder, for power, by Beutall, Chaffcutter do., ¡ =-=- -=-=-=- .=.=-===- -=- MRS. KINLEY WAS SLEEPING. Mrs McKinley was a.sleep, and it was thought un- desirable to awaken her. Silently and sadly the family entered and stood around the bed. It was now five minutes past two. Five minutes passed, then six, seven, and eight. Dr. Rixley bent forward and raised'one hand as if in warning. A moment later he stood up and said in a chokim* voice, The President is dead." Mr Cortelyon turned from the circle round the bed and stepped into the outer hall and down the staircase to the room where the members of the Cabinet, Senators, and other distinguished officials were assembled. "GEXTLEMEX, THE PRESIDENT IS DEAD." A hush fell on the assemblage, and Mr Cortelyon said: Gentlemen, the President is dead. For a moment no word came in reply. Then all present, overcome by the emotion so long pent up, com- pletely broke down and cried like children. Tears were in their eyes as they left the house.
j His Last Words.
His Last Words. NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE." 0..53 p.m. (London time, 3'9 a.m.) The adminstration of oxygen has been suspended for some time. Before Mr McKinley finally lost consciousness, he bade his wife a tender farewell, and was then heard to murmur, "Nearer, my God to Thee," probably his last words. Shortly before that he begged the doctors to let him die.-Reuter. I'll 10.3 p.m. (London time 3.11) a.m.) Mrs McKinley was present during her husband's last period of consciousness, and bore up with superb fortitude. The President's last words to his wife were God's will, not ours, be done.Reuter. "IT IS GOD'S WAY." Reuter adds that the President's farewell was-" Good bye all good-bye It is God's way. His will bo done." These words were taken down by Dr. Mann.
An Omen. It is said that the weakness of the heart, which it was impossible to overcome, was probably due to the use of cigars, as the President was a heavy smoker. An omen is re-called by the superstitious. At a recent exhibition of fireworks at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition a fire portrait of Colonel Roosevelt was dis- played with the words, Our Vice-President," below it. The picture had hardly become distinct when the word Vice-" went out, leaving the title, Our President," burning brighter and brighter.—Lafiau. CAUSE OF DEATH. REPORT OF THE AUTOPSY. BUFFALO, Saturday Morning. The Coroner has viewed the body of the President, and after the autopsy will issue a certificate of death with a permit to allow of the removal. He intended to impanel a coroner's jury, but the District Attorney informed him that it was unnecessary. The following report of the autopsy has been issued by the physicians by whom it was made :— The bullet which struck the President over the breast- bone did not pass through the skin, and did little harm, The other bullet passed through both walls of the stomach near its lower border. Both holes were found to be perfectly closed by the stitches, but the issue around ea;h hole had become gangrenous. After passing through the stomach the bullet passed into the back walls of the abdomen, hitting and tearing the upper end of the kidney. This portion of the bullet track was also gaugrenous, the gangrene involving the pancreas. The bullet has not yet been found. There was no sign of peritonitis or disease of other organs. There was no evidence of any attempt at repair on the part of Nature, and death resulted from the gangrene, which affected the stomach around the bullet wounds as well as the tissues around the further course of the bullet. Death was unavoidable by any surgical or medical treatment, and was the direct result of the bullet woun(I.-Reuter.
- _ - _..The New President.
The New President. By the death of President M'Kinley Colonel Roosevelt, Governor of New York State, the Vice-President, becomes according to the Constitution of the Republic, President for the remainder of Mr M'Kinley's term of office. It may be re-called that on the two previous occasions when the Presidents of the United States fell by the hands of assassius, namely, Abraham Lincoln and James A. Garfield, both of whom were shot, as in the present case, the Vice-Presidents respectively, Mr Andrew Johnston and Mr Chester Arthur, succeeded to the position.
Terrible Affray in an Hotel.
Terrible Affray in an Hotel. A terrible affray is reported from Preston It appears that early on Saturday morning the night porter of an hotel was found sitting oii a chair in the hall covered with blood. The police were communicated with, and in the hotel grounds they discovered a man, alleged to be the assailant. He seemed somewhat dazed, and by his side was a cook's cleaver smeared with blood. Both men were removed to hospital, the night porter with thirteen cuts upon his head, aud the other, who is said to be of Swiss extraction, with three gashes on the head. Appearances in the hotel all indicate that there must have been a severe struggle, as smashed bottles were strewn about, and furniture disarranged. It would seem that the porter used an aerated water bottle to defend himself against an attack with a cleaver. The alleged assailant was formerly employed as a cook at the hotel, and it is supposed that some jealousy existed between the men in connection with their occupations. In addition to his other injuries, the porter sustained the loss of a thumb and a finger. The depositions of the porter were taken later in the presence of his alleged assailant. lIe stated that he was attacked in the dark by the man, who appeared to have got into the room by the window. The injured man seized a soda water bottle to defend himself,, but was knocked down, and beaten about the head with the cleaver. In trying to protect his head his finger and thumb were cut off. His assailant, he added, tried to strangle him, but he (the porter) at length escaped to a room upstairs. His shouts brought the manager and others to the scene. Ha had previously been on good terms with the man.
Brutal Murder near Weston.
Brutal Murder near Weston. CARDIFF WOMAN KILLED IN HER! SLEEP. THE MURDERER COMMITS SUICIDE. Profound consternation prevailed throughout the Banwell district on Friday in consequence of a terrible domestic tragedy, of which husband and wife were victims. James Wardle, an Army pensioner, who lost his leg in the Burmese campaign a few years since, married the daughter of a Mrs Marriott, resident at Cardiff and had since lived at Banwell, the husband's native parish, near Weston-super-Mare. Wardle did' not enjoy the best of reputation, being given to drink, aud when under its influence a violent temper was fol- lowed by sullcu demeanour. His wife was a hard- working woman, and supplemented the husband's pension by letting apartments to summer visitors, their residence being most pleasantly located. Early on Friday morning a lady lodger, named Dunham, hoard a noise which she thought resembled the thud of blows, and fancied that this was accompanied by a slight moaning. Nothing further transpiring, no alarm was given until seven o'clock, when, as .the household was not stirring, as usual, information was given to a police-constable, who entered the house through the upstairs window, and was at once confronted with a terrible sight. Mrs Wardle was sitting on the window sill in her chemise, with I teniblc wouuds on her head. She was quite unconscious, but breathing. In the back-kitchen downstairs, the constable encountered a still worse sight. Wardle was lying on the floor dead, with a frightful gash across the throat and a bloodstained razor close by. The unfortunate woman expired soon after mid-day. Her injuries consisted of a double fracture of the skull and a "broken jaw. It is supposed that Wardle, in a sullen mood, attacked his wife in her sleep, and leaving her for dead, committed suicide. The parties had no family but had recently adopted a child, which was in the house at the time of the tragedy. J. iuuyiLrt uy nornsby, 2 Sets Zig-zag Harrows, Chisel tooth Harrow, Turnip Pulper, Turnip Slicer, Chaff cutter by lkntall, with horse gear attached, large Churn by ijlewellin, double-lever Cheese Press with Yats, Dairy Utensils, Sheep Racks, Ladders, and other articles too numerous to mention, also a por- tion of the Household Furniture. The Auctioneers beg to draw the attention of the Farmers to the Flock of Sheep, which have been bred for the last 30 years with great c-ire and have been priKe winners at ,], Shows where they have been exhibited, Mr Dav!esh?ing taken a\rcat intercut in the oreerung ot ?acep. New ton Howm is Mtnute Two Miles from New Milford aud Old Miiiord. j.nree Months Credit will Le given subject to con- ditions of Sale. Luncheon on the Table at Twelve o'clock. Sale Lo commence at One o'clock. i Castle Square, Haverfordwest, August 26th, 1901
-=:===:==:=:=-==-- -===-- Traction Train Fatality. MR. HARRY STUDT'S GONDOLAS REDUCED TO WRECKAGE. A serious accident occurred on Monday afternoon on the steep declivity known as Glais Hill, Swansea alley. One of Mr Harry Studt's traction engines, with cars attached, was proceeding down the hill at, it is said, the usual speed, when a bolt connecting the third car broke. There was a shout raised for the engine to stop. This was all too promptly done, for the stopping of the engine caused a sudden clos- ing up of the waggons with the result that one of Mr Studt's employees, whose name is unknown, was caught and killed instantly. The unfortunate man's .head was terribly crushed. The traction engine remained stationary, but the waggons, mainly laden with richly carved and gilded gondolas, dashed down the hill, at the foot of which they were wrecked. The damage done was very great, and several of the workmen had narrow escapes. As soon as possible Mr John Studt arrived on the scene with another traction engine, and some 200 colliers rendering active assistance the road was shortly cleared. The unfortunate man who was killed had bean in Mr Studt's employment only a fortnight, and up to the time of the despatch of the message Messrs Studt had not ascertained his name or whether he has any relatives. DECEASED MAN'S IDENTITY Another correspondent writes :-A man named John Croombe, an employee of Henry Studt, the well-known amusement caterer, was killed on Fron Hill, Glais, near Swansea, on Monday afternoon through the upsetting of a waggon. The deceased, who was about 27 years of age, was riding on the couplings between the vans. Death was in- stantaneous. The head and right arm were shockingly mutilated. He was known as Devon," and was believed to be a brother of Croombe, a sweep at C'owbridge.
The Stoke Newington Tragedy
The Stoke Newington Tragedy THE DYERS OX TRIAL. At the Central Court on Monday (before Justice Phillimore) Ralph John Dyer, of Portsmouth, and his sister, Caroline Agnes Dyer, were indicted for the murder of Frances Annie Norbury at Stoke X ewington on July 2Gth last. Medical evidence was called to show that the female prisoner was insane, and was suffering from delusions, but she interrupted several times and protested against the idea. She further said all her statements as to an alleged con- spiracy against her tallied. Mrs Dyer, mother of the prisoner, was then called, and said she had been persecuted by Jews, and had written to the Solicitor- Goneral and the Commissioner 05 Police on the subject. The jury found that the female prisoner was of unsound mind, and unfit to plead. She was ordered to be detained during his Majesty's pleasure. The trial of Ralph John Dyer was next proceeded with. He pleaded not guilty. Prisoner also pleaded not guilty to charges of wounding three other persons, named William Flack Norbury, Ann Norbury, and a fireman, Algernon Reed. Counsel for prosecution detailed the facts of the case, which have been previously reported. Caroline Dyer, believing she had been outraged, came to London accompanied by her brother with the object of having revenge, and the four persons named were stabbed. Francos Norbury fatally. The latter was stabbed by the female prisoner. The jury found that Ralph Dyer was guilty, but added he was insane at the time, and not responsible for his actions. He also was ordered to be detained during the King's pleasure.
FROM THE DOCK TO THE ALTAR.
FROM THE DOCK TO THE ALTAR. A "pleasant termination was reached at the Old Bailey on Saturday in a case in which Joseph Edward Sealey, a Waterside labourer, of Ber- moudsey, was convicted of wounding his sweetheart, Rose Harris. They were to have been married within a few days of the occurrence, but a quarrel taking place, the young woman returned some rings, and Scaley cut her throat on C'lapham Common on the Sunday evening. Miss Harris said she was willing to marry Sealey, and he in turn informed the Judge that he was ready to go on with the wedding at once.—Mr Justice Buckuill Verv well out of evil comes good. I wish you every happiness. —Sealey promised to abstain from drink—which was said to be the cause of the trouble-and he was bound over to come up for sentence if called upon.
AN -OFFICER'S DOWNFALL.-
AN OFFICER'S DOWNFALL. RUINED BY DRINK. At Marylebone Police Court, London, on Saturday, Vivian Kennelly (2(5), son of Judge Kennelly, of the Indian Service, was sentenced to three months' hard labour for the theft of a purse containing jewellery from a house where he was staying as the guest of a friend. The prisoner, who admitted the offence, wore the uniform of Paget's Horse, and the evidence showed that he had been a sergeant-major in a regiment in South Africa, but was reduced to private for drunkenness. A detective stated that since the prisoner had returned from the front it had been ascertained that he had taken property and money from three places at which he had stayed.
Lifeboat Gallantry. SILVER MEDAL AWARDED TO A CARDIGAN COXSWAIN. At a general committee meeting of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, presided over by Sir Edward Birkbeck, it was reported that the King of Norway and Sweeden had awarded a silver medal and diploma to the coxswain of the Ferryside lifeboat, and the sum of £1 to each of the crew of the boat, in recognition of their meritorious services in rescuing fifteen men from the ship Australia, of Christiania, on March 30 last. The silver medal was awarded to Mr. David Rees, late coxswain of the Cardigan lifeboat, in recognition of his long and gallant services in saving life from shipwreck, and also to Mr James Wood for gallantly plunging into the sea from the steam trawler Murri in Morecambe Bay, and rescuing the owner of the small yacht Dorcas, of Millom, who bad been washed overboard on the 26th ult. Rewards amounting to £;}.')ï were granted to the crews of lifeboats of the institution and other boats for saving life from shipwreck on our coasts. New lifeboats have lately been sent to Padstow (Cornwall) and Huna (Caithness- shire. )
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Haverfordwest District Council.
meeting in order that some of the Fishguard re- presentatives might be present. Mr Vaughan was now in attendance, and, in reply to a question by the Chairman, he said that, in his opinion, it would be advisable that the Council should give the guarantee requested by the Board of Trade. He added that a similar order had been very successful at Good wick, and that unless this order was made great damage would be dohe. The material was being carried away by night, and not only the roads but build- ings in the district were being damaged. He concluded by proposing a resolution to the effect that the guarantee should be given. The Chairman Has it been stopped at the Good wick part ? Mr Vanghan Yes, sir. Mr W. J. Owen seconded the resolution, which was carried unanimously. FISHGUARD CLEANSING CHARGES. A letter was read from the Fishguard Parish Council enclosing certain accounts for the pay- ment, and reporting that the contract tor clean- ing gulleys &c had been let, the amount being .£10 8s. The accepted tender was the only one sent in. It was mentioned that the amount paid last year was ;C7.-Tlic action of the Parish Council was approved. ALLEGED OBSTRUCTIVE TELEGRAPH POLES. A short time ago the Council gave permission to the [Postal Authorities on payment of certain way-leaves, to erect telegraph poles from Good- wick to Strumble Head. A letter was now read from the Llanwnda Parish Council complaining that some of the poles were an obstruction, as they had been put up on portions of the road re- served for public use.—The matter was referred to the Highway Committee. THE REGISTRATION OF SLAUGHTER. HOUSES. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr J. W. Francis) drew the attention of the Council to the failure of certain butchers to comply with the order of the Council as to the registration of slaughter-houses. He said lie thought it was time something was done in the matter, and mentioned that at the Haven there were three butchers, two of whom had slaughter-houses but the other one slaughtered anywhere where he could. He thought that proceedings should be taken against him. The Chairman You must take the proper pro- ceedings. The Inspector said he required the authority of the Board to do so. This was formally given, the Chairman remark- ing amid some laughter Take proper proceedings and mind you don't lose the case. A QUESTION OF LAW. The Rev. Canon Williams inquired if it was not necessary that when a house was pulled down and a new one erected plans should he submitted to the council ? Such a case, he added, had occurred at St. David's. The Inspector said he had been told in that particular case that the foundations had not been disturbed. The Rev. Canon Williams said lie had been informed that the old foundations had been taken out, and it was eventually a,greed that the Inspector should make inquiries on the subject. The Chairman thanked the Rev. Canon Williams for bringing the matter forward. SANITARY INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The report of the Sanitary Inspector and Sur- veyor was as follows :—"Gentlemen,—Five cases of scarlet fever occurred at Leech-pool, in the parish ot Hudbaxton. The water supply for this house and many others requires protection. It is liable to pollution from surface drainage. I summoned Dr. Finney, of Aberanam, for allowing IN. W arlow to travel down to the Folly, Koch, while suffering from scarlet fever. The case was adjourned, the defendant not being able to be present. I would suggest that application be made for bye-laws with respect to the new streets and buildings at Clarbeston Road now that a new line will be built from that place to Goodwick.- I am, gentlemen, yours obediently, J. W. FRANCIS." A short discussion took place on the questions raised in the report, and it was resolved that the water supply at Leech-pool should be protected as suggested by Mr Francis. With reterence to his suggestion for getting bye-laws for Clarbeston Road the Chairmen said he was afraid the new line would not affect that place, although he hoped it would and that they would not need urban powders. The matter was, however, allowed to stand over at present. ISOLATION HOSPITALS. The Clerk commenced to read a long circular from the Local Goverment Board drawing the attention ot the council to the provisions and clauses of the Isolation Hospitals Act, 1901, that has recently received the Royal Assent. The Chairman, however, suggested 'that he should consider the matter and report to the council what it meant and how it affected them. The Rev. F. N. Colborne said that what they wanted to know was how they could build an isolation hospital and raise the money. The matter was adjourned. A FISHGUARD ROAD QUESTION. Mr W. J. Vaughan asked what was being done in the direction of the widening of the lower por- tion of the road way between Fishguard and Good- wick ? He said ho understood it had been adjourned because the owner of a portion of land that was required could not ho found at the time. The Chairman said a Committee inquired into the subject at the time but nothing was done. The gentleman who originally brought the mat- ter forward eventually withdrawing it. Mr Vaughan said that now, in consequence of the increased traffic between the two places, the road was positively dangerous. The Chairman said the best thing Mr Vaughan could do was to give notice of motion to bring it forward at the next meeting. Mr Vaughan assented to this course, and the Council adjourned.