ABERGAVENNY NURSING r ASSOCIATION. I THE FINANCIAL POSITION. j NEED FOR MORE SUBSCRIPTIONS. A meeting of the General Committee of the Abergavenny Nursing Association was held in the Council Chamber on Friday evening for the puroose of considering the present position and the necessity of securing a much larger number of subscriptions from benefiting subscribers. Mr. I). Howell James (hon. treasurer) presided, and was supported by, among others, Lady Herbert of Coldbrook (president), Mrs. Seargeant (hOll. sec.), Dr. W. D. Steel, and a number of ladies. S170 a Year to Find. The Chairman said they had no doubt seen the short article in the Chronicle the other week with regard to the position of the Nursing Association. That was intended to convey a general idea only. 'He was glad to tell them that since that article appeared there had been some little progress with regard to subscriptions, and he would tell them fairly definitely what the position was at present. They had to pay salaries of £ So and £ 90 to the two nurses, or a r total of £ 170 a year. They did not, however, commence their work at the beginning of the year, hut in April, so that they would have nine months' salaries to pay this year. At the same time, although the present organisation did not come into existence until early in April, the district nursing work was going on, and prac- tically the old and the new schemes went on together for a short time. In the early days of the movement which resulted in the formation of the new society they had a gift of 1-20 from Mr. H. Gethin. Then the trustees of Miss Adeline Steel's Qharity renewed the £ 20 which they used to give year by year to the district nurse, but which they failed to give in 1916, as their funds would not allow of it. There was no promise that this donation would be renewed again, but he was in hopes that at any rate a smaller donation would be given. There was an anonymous donation of £ 5, and another of £ 1, which would make £ 46 in donations for the present year. The subscriptions under the. old Nursing Fund came to about £ 40 a year, and this year they had all come in with the exception of one or two, so he would take them at 140 in addition to the C,46, and that would make £ 86. It was very satisfactory to note that the whole of the General Committee, consisting, as they knew, of a very wide constituency, had sup- ported the scheme very well. Support of General Public Needed. They could not say that the general public had come forward very well yet, but the General Committee had set them a very good example. The president subscribed 5 guineas, another member £ 5, and there were eight subscriptions of £ 1 is., three of IDS. 6d., and a great number of other subscriptions, largely from people who' were not on the committee, but who were in- directly represented, such as members of the Town Council. Guardians, and other bodies, who had, so far, contributed £2 15s. There had thus been £ 23 received from the General Committee, and he believed that there were about a dozen outstanding. Outside the General Committee there were ten people who had subscribed £ 2 12s. 6d., and 30 people who had subscribed smaller sums than 5s. These two classes to- gether had contributed £ 6 by way of honorary subscriptions, and altogether the donations and honorary subscriptions amounted to £ 115. The benefiting subscribers had, so far, contributed ,to by quarterly contributions. It was not very large, but they hoped to do better before the end of the year. The two nurses had secured in fees from the patients i 15, which would make the total £ 140. The subscriptions, however, were under i roo, so that they had to do a good deal better before the end of December if they wext- going to make that a paying concern, for the liabilities were £17°' They hoped year by year to get donations and to put the ward collections on a far better basis. He hoped that they might in the future look for more collec- tions from outside. St. Mary's Church had sent them shme little 41p for a year or two, and so had the Frogmore-street Baptists. He hoped that each of the congregations in the town would bear the needs of the Nursing Association in mind. They looked for the moral and financial support of all the members of the General Com- mittee. If they did not as a committee give, they could hardly expect the appeal to touch some of those outside, but so far they had done remarkably well. Mrs. Seargeant would give them the- position of the working up to date. Mrs. Seargeant said that Nurse Squires took up her work on May ist, and up to the present had attended 12 cases. Nurse Bourne, the sick nurse, commenced on June 16 and had attended 38 cases, 24 of which had been attended free' of cjiarge. She was at present attending 14 cases. The Chairman said that they existed for the help of some of those poorer cases, and they were working on the lines of the old Nursing Fund. The old nurse attended a good many people who were quite able to pay but who never put any- thing in her box. He thought it was rather a shame that these people did not support the fund. They were still doing a good deal of charitable work for people who could not afford to Day. I Misapprehensions. Mrs. Crutchley said that there was an idea that they refused people who could not afford to pay, and some did not think that they went to poor people, and they said that they had to incur a doctor's bill before they could have the nurse. The nurse had gone to several people who could not afford to pay for her services, and. they did not pay, but they got just as good attention as though they did pay. Some people had the idea that it was only the people who were able to pay who had the benefit, and it Nyas a pity that they were not present to be en- lightened. The Chairman said that he hoped they would be fully informed of the position from the report in the Chronicle." Mr. Fred Davies soid that to have attended 24 cases free of charge out of 38 was very good. Mrs. Crutchley said that they heard the highest praise of the nurses from everyone who had had the benefit of their services. The Chairman said that the district nurse had already attended 38 cases, and the average for the last four years was only 46 for the whole year. They would therefore see that more work was being done and more cases were being attended. Mrs. Crutchley said that many of the cases were being attended twice a day. The Chairman read a letter from Mr. H. W. Breakspere, president of the Abergavenny Work- men's Hospital Saturday Fund, acknowledging an invitation to the meeting and expressing a doubt as to whether he had any standing on the committee. As they were probably aware, the Hospital Saturday Fund, which Le represented on that committee, decided at its annual meeting that under the existing rules and regulations of the Nursing Association they did not feel justified in continuing their subscription to the Nursing Association. This decision was arrived at on the ground of three main points isL, the weekly charge to subscribers for the services of the nurse 2nd, the inability to obtain the services of the nurse without an order of a medical man 3rd, what they considered ti.e harsh treatment of the former nurse. As one who sincerely wished every success to tle Association, he regretted the necessity of this action, but he must candidly stale that he was quite in accord with the reasons. He enclosed his personal subscription. A Regrettable Decisisn. The Chairman said that he exceedingly re- gretted that letter, and he was sorry that the Hospital Saturday Fund had taken this line. The matter was capable of a good deal of argu- ment. If they took their mmd. back 10 the general meeting they would remember that i. ey j had under consideration the constitution of that Association. They had a long discussion ou the matter, and the meeting accepted the arguments of the doctors that it should be the rule of the Association that the doctor must call in tile narse-. He exceedingly regretted thatxifter the matter was decided they were challenged on the point before the year was out. Had they wai ? ed till the end of the year they would nave Lœn able to show a year's working, and they IllJgA have fairly considered all these points, but at present it was a bit premature. At. regarded the weekly charge, he thought they were very unanimous on that point. Lady Matr.er J ack:-on gave them the value of her wide and expensive Experience, and her advice was to lei everybody pay who could, as they appreciated the services of the nurse all the more if they paid for thein. He thought that there was no dissentieut Oil that po.nt. Tiiey made it quite clear UI<J.J they nursed people free who could 110. auord to pay, but lie thought it was fully agreed ilial iuey should pay if they could. He ielt s'ill more strongly with regard to the third poim, about ti .e narsh treatment of the form r uutse. e criaiii people advocated the nurse remaiuhi^, and t;.ey t as an Executive Committee said that they would I be guided by the doctors. There were three | doctors at the Executive meeting who were I perfectly unanimous that they must have a new nurse, and the Executive were powerless in face i of that. It was the doctors who had to work with the nurse, and they could not go against the doctors. It was decided that there should be a new district nurse, and all he could say was that there was no foundation whatever for the statement that the treatment of Nurse Harris was harsh. She was allowed to stay-a full four months from the time notice was given her, and, moreover, she received a gratuity of five guineas with her last payment. He did not want to I disparage her in the least, but he did think that it was to be regretted that the Hospital Fund had come to that decision. If they had post- poned it they (the Nursing Association) might have given their reasons. He hoped that they would be in perfect amity, and he hoped that the Hospital Saturday Fund would support them on another occasion. Lady Herbert's Views. Lady Herbert said that they must make it quite clear what that Association existed for-to look after and take care of the poor of Aberga- venny and to be of what use they could to the doctors. While they had great admiration for the doctors who had gone to the front, they could not refrain from admiration of the doctors who had stayed at home., They knew that their work had been doubled and trebled since the war began, and they could not do enough to help them in their work and make it more easy for them. The nurses were doing all kinds of things which required to be done, and were acting as substitutes for doctors when they were unable to go every day. Things moved very quickly nowadays, and she did not think that there was anything which progressed more than surgical and medical science. These last two years had shown us what tremendous strides had been taken in the medical profession, and why should Abergavenny be behind ? Why should not their poor people be taken care of as other poor people were being taken care of ? That was why they were determined to go on and bear all dis- couragements. The committee must stand as one, and if there was anything to be said let them thrash it out amicably and come to the best decision possible, with the one and only object of helping. Their nurses were ready to go to the poorest cases and to give the greatest time and attention to them, and their services were entirely satisfactory. Nurse Harris fully understood that the new Association might re- quire a nurse of higher qualifications. She was not in the least surprised at what happened, and she understood the position perfectly. She had been well treated, and she (Lady Herbert) did not think it was in her mind to find fault with the treatment she received. Mrs. Crutchley I don't think it is Nurse Harris, but other people. Mrs. Fred Thomas said that she did not think that any nurse would take work unless she was sent for by a doctor, and she thought that Mr. Breakspere understood that. Lady Herbert It is a question for the doctors to decide. Mrs. Crutchley: It is understood that she goes to render first-aid without an order from the doctor. Mr. Fred Davies said that he supported the Executive Committee in everything they had done, and it should go forth that they intended to make this thing a success. Mr. W. C. Phillips (secretary of the Hospital Saturday Fund) said that the Fund was not in any way antagonistic to the Nursing Association, and the principal reason that they did not give their donation this year was that under the present constitution of the Nursing Association it would be like one fund helping another, seeing that it was understood that those who received benefits had to pay for them. He believed that there was a petition signed on behalf of the late nurse. The Chairman said that among the 50 or 60 who signed that petition there was hardly a subscriber to the old District Nursing Fund. Here were a body of petitioners who put forward an issue, but practically all of them had no standing at all, Mr. Fred Davies said that he signed the petition, and he regretted that he had done so now, because he was given to understand that it simply asked that the nurse should stay on another month, and not that she should remain permanently. Mrs. Crutchley said that she- signed under similar circumstances. The Chairman impressed the importance of a systematic organisation of the ward collections. Some ladies had worked well, but others had not yet given the matter much attention. They had secured ladies to undertake the headship,of the wards, and a number of ladies had promised to assist. The following ladies had promised to take charge of the wards :—Priory Ward, Mrs. W. J. Williams Castle Ward, Mrs. John Owen Cantreff Ward, Mrs. Crutchley Grgfield Ward, Mrs. Beveridge. He hoped that the ladies would be able to tackle this very difficult matter in earnest and that they would get many more names of subscribers. +
ABERGAVENNY STOCK MARKET. There was a large supply on Tuesday. Fat calves made up to £ 7. The large entry of sheep and lambs met with a somewhat easier trade, fat lambs making up to 50S., and the mutton trade being firmer than the previous week. There was a short supply of pigs and a very dear trade, porkers making up to £ 7 each. There was an excellent clearance of the large entry of cattle, maiden heifers making up to £ 36 and bullocks up to £ 38, the quality being small weights.
Farmers and Seed Corn. To the Editor of the 11 Abergavenny Chronicle." SIR,-In the circular issued by the Mon- mouthshire War Agricultural Committee with regard to sulphate of ammonia, superphosphate, lime, slag, seed corn, and agricultural seeds, there is nothing mentioned about the position of the practical farmer with regard to their seed corn, and many were under the impression that they could not sell or buy without a permit. I wrote to headquarters on the point, and the following is the reply In reply to your letter of the 3rd inst., no suggestion is made that the seed merchants named in the circular are the only dealers in seed wheat. Farmers may con- tinue to sell their seed corn to their neighbours, as hitherto." This, we understand, applies to all seed corn. Farmers are earnestly requested not to attempt to charge extortionate prices for their seed wheat, that is shillings above the market value, and thereby cause a lot of unrest, which will cause the Food Controller to step in and deprive us of the liberty we now enjoy. Yours faithfully, JOSEPH GRIFFITHS. Werngifiord, Abergavenny.
GOVtLON COTTAGE PRIZEWINNERS.—In the account of the cottage garden competition recently pub- lished the 3rd prize winner, Mr. W. Amyes, was stated to have been awarded 30 points. The correct number, however, is 70 points. +
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PEEPS INTO THE PAST. LOCAL RECORDS OF NEARLY 60 YEARS AGO. ARTICLE XLIII. I Why the town clock turned rusty is stated in the minutes of the 28th October, 1861, when Messrs. Isaacs and J. A. Lewis reported on the state of the clock, as follows We are of opirfion that if the works had been properly attended to and the impurities removed in time the pinions would not have been so rusty as they are at present. We further, however, consider that there is no immediate necessity for cleaning the clock, but we recommend that" the rust be removed from the pinions at once, as far as possible, without taking the clock to pieces, the same being occasionally afterwards thinly oiled, and we believe that it would then continue going I for a year or two longer." The Board ordered a copy of this report to be sent to Mr. J. T. Harvey and that he be informed that unless he gave immediate attentioh to the cleaning as well as the regulating of the town clock, another person would be appointed in his stead. On the 6th of February following, Mr. J. A. Lewis re- ported that two of the hands of the town clock were broken and that considerable expense would be entailed in repairing the same, it being necessary to erect scaffolding for that purpose. The Board expressed their surprise at the pur- port of this communication, and it being taken in connection with the repeated inattention of Mr. Harvey, it was after some discussion, re- solved that the services of Mr. Harvey be dispensed with after the 21st. Later, Mr. Thos. S. Rowe was appointed to oil, wind and regulate the clock, for £ 6 per annum. I The Old Cricket Ground. I On November 14th, 1861, the tolls of the General Market were let to Mr. Wm. Watkins for £480, and the tolls of the Sheep Market to Mr. George barton, contractor, for £ 106, while I the dust, soil, ashes and sweepings of the streets were sold to Mr. George Jones, Penlanlace, for 1r8. The Commissioners selected the cricket field as the site for the deposit of the sweepings of the streets and decided that the purchaser should pay Mr. Morgan £ 2 for the use of the field. The cricket field was at this time off the Hereford road. On the 19th -December there is a minute as follows The burial of Prince Albert having been fixed to take place on Monday next, the 22nd December, 1861, the Board unanimously resolved that the inhabitants be requested to show their esteem for the deceased by putting, during the day, one or more shutters on the I' windows of their shops, and that notice to this effect be given by small placards." Many old names have disappeared in the nomenclature of buildings, and another not already referred to is the Beehive. Its position will be gathered from the minute of the 23rd January, 1962: The Streets Committee recommended that Monk-street from the Angel Hotel to the Hereford-road and that portion of Castle-street from the King's Arms Inn to the "Beehive be macadamised." On the 6th of February the Commissioners received an account from the Gas Company of ^119 7s. 6d. for gas supplied to 25th December and it was resolved to pay /50 balance of account to 29th September and that the Clerk write to the Gas Company stating that the Board had great reason to complain, not only of the in- sufficiency of the gas but also of its constant impurity, and that they would decline to make any further payment until these defects were remedied and the Gas Company's engagement for lighting the Hereford-road was carried out. The Gas Company pressed for the account, but the Commissioners at the next meeting adhered! to their decision to withhold payment on account of the deficiency and impurity of the gas. On the 20th March Mr. Conway reported that two young lads had fallen into a cellar in Flannel- street the previous day, in consequence of the cellar being left open and unguarded. The Board ordered that a placard be issued and circulated through t e town warning persons of the penal- ties imposed by the Towns Police Clauses Act for offences of this class. The Clerk, Mr. Hy. Poole, had been continu- ally ill for some time, and at the meeting on the 3rd of April the chairman, Mr. E. Y. Steele, re- ferred to his death, and the following resolution was passed That this Board deplore the death of their late Clerk, Mr. Hy. Poole, whose preeminent services, in fulfilling the duties of the situation for nearly eight years, during which period various important improvements con- nected with the town were carried out, entitles I his memory to the enduring thanks of the Im- ) provement Commissioners and of the inhabitants of the town of Abergavenny." This was a tribute which appears to have been well deserved Remarkable Case of Mistaken Identity. The minutes of the 3rd of April disclose a re- markable case of mistaken identity. Supt. Freeman wrote I feel it incumbent on me, as the chief police officer in this town, to bring to your notice the present inefficiency of the person who has charge of your waterworks, etc. Last night when the alarm of fire was given, one of my constables went at once to inform Harris of the circumstance, and after some difficulty found him. He was under the influence of liquor and quite incapable of giving any direc- tions. As a measure of public safety I would suggest that the standpipes be placed under the control of some person in authority, and not as at present in the care of a person who, when his services are required, is to be found in the statp I have described." Harris and P.-C. Hall, the police-constable making the charge, were called before the Commissioners, and a lengthened in- vestigation took place. Harris produced five witnesses in refutation of the statements of Hall, which satisfied the Board that the latter was mistaken in his identity of Harris. Con- j sequently the charge fell to the ground. ¡\ .L. "+r.1 +- ro_r'O; "-1- no UUmililLLCC itppumucu. LV tVUSlUCl LjLlt: question of the clerkship reported on the loth April that they were unanimously of opinion that the future clerk should be required to devote the whole of his time to the services of the Commissioners and of the Burial Board. As clerk to the Commissioners his duties should consist of the indoor. office work, the superin- tendence of all outdoor operations and the in- spection of nuisances. The committee recom- mended that the salary to be paid by the Com- missioners should be £ 80 per annum. On the 1st of May there were 44 applications for the position of clerk. They were trom various towns, and the committee selected from them seven, three of whom lived at Aberga- venny and the others respectively, at Bedminster (Bristol)', Axbridge, Blaenavon, and Newport. Eventually Mr. John Rutherford, of Aberga- j venny, was appointed to the position, and the inspector of nuisances was given a month's notice, as this office was incorporated in that of clerk. At this meeting the corporate seal was attached to a petition to be presented to the Lords Spiritual and Temporal entreating their lordships to give their assent to a bill enabling the Shrews- bury and Hereford Railway Company to grant a lease of their line of railway to the London and North-Western Railway Company. The petition emanated from the Abergavenny Improvement Commissioners and the merchants and traders of the town jointly, and in it were set forth the 1 great advantages which would accrue to the town and neighbourhood should the above- mentioned Bill become an Act of Parliament, i The petition had been signed by a great number! of tradesmen and professional gentlemen residing in the town. A New Cattle Market. The question ol a new Cattle Market had been under consideration for some time. At a general committee meeting Mr. Isaac Isaacs laid before the members statistics of the numbers of cattle and pigs brought into the market from December 10th, 1861, to May 14th, 1862, and also of the number of horses offered for sale on Fair Day, May 14th. The members of the committee then proceeded to give their opinions on the desir- ability of constructing new markets for cattle, horses, sheep and pigs. They were unanimously of opinion that the matter ought to be under- taken at once, adducing as tneir reasons the danger and nuisance of having horse and cattle markets in the public streets, the limited extent of the sheep market, and the bad condition of the pig market, which was said to be one of the worst in England. The statistics showed that from December loth, 1861, up to the end of April', 1862, a period of five months, the average number of cattle and pigs brought into the town for sale was, per montii Cattle, 408 pigs, 658. Estimating tne number of horses annually ex- posed for sale to be 1,800, and supposing each head of tattle to be charged 3d., each pig id, and each horse 6d., the revenue would be £ 139 2s. per annum. Tne greatest number of sneep brought into the town on one day was estimated to be 6,000, and the present sheep market would accommodate about 2,140 sheep. Tie scale of charges for any number of sneep not- exceeding 10 was iod., ior any number above 10 and not exceeding 20 is. 8d., and so on.
ABERGAVENNY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. COST OF LLANTHONY ROAD. ROADMEN WANT MORE WAGES. The monthly meeting W the Abergavenny Rural District Council was held on Tuesday, Mr. Robert pohnson presiding. There were also present Mr. Edgar W. Lewis (vice-chairman), Rev. E. J. Lloyd, Messrs. Benjamin Price, David Edwards, Matthew J. Knight, J. W. Williams, John Baynam, Chas. Thomas, Wm. Biggs, Alfred Edwards, and Wm. Gwillim. I Housing and Taxation of Land Values. The Clerk read a resolution which the Epsom Rural Council asked the Abergavenny Council to support. This pointed out that if local authorities were to undertake housing schemes, even with the financial assistance of the Govern- ment, the ratepayers would be saddled with a I heavy burden. There was no doubt that formerly the private enterprise of speculative builders provided an adequate supply of sanitary houses, and in some districts the supply was in excess of the demand. There was good reason to believe that this enterprise was destroyed through the claims made on builders for land values under the Finance Act of 1909 and 1910. Before the grave risk of imposing a heavy burden Ion the ratepayers was incurred every effort should be made to restore th6 private enterprise of builders, and to attain this object one essential was that part i of the Finance Act should be repealed. ine ucric saia tnat thousands and thousands of pounds had been spent in the appointment of official valuers all over the country, and he did not see what purpose had been served. The assessments which they sent out were very difficult to understand. The Chairman said that no doubt it would be a splendid thing if that part of the Act was re- pealed, but were they short of houses in that district ? He did not think they were. The Clerk I don't think you are. So far as your district is concerned it does not apply to any extent. Mr. Matthew J. Knight proposed that the letter lie on the table for the present, and this was carried. The Lighting Restrictions. The Clerk read a letter from the Poutypool Urban District Council containing a resolution referring to the great inconvenience caused by the present lighting restrictions, especially -with regard to public buildings, and urging that the Home Office should be written to asking for a modification of the restrictions for the district subject to any reasonable and proper safeguards. Oft the east coast the streets and buildings appeared to be as fully lighted as in pre-war time, and it appeared tn be absurd that while this was so in an area subject to an infinitely greater probability of this form of invasion, the county of Monmouth should be restricted to about one-third of its pre-war lights and that they should, be so obscured as to be of little benefit to 4ffic- The:Cle11<said that this did not seem to have any application to their district. It was for each district to work out its own salvation. One district was, as dark as pitch and in another district there were good lights. The Chairman It does not concern us. No action was taken. Freedom from Infectious Disease. The Medical Officer (Dr. E. Y. Steele) re- ported that there had been no cases of infectious disease during the month, and the district had been quite free since April, or for a period of six months. < One must not expect that to continue, because they were on the borders of a big district and they might be infected at any time. They had had no infection from anything in their district for years, and all the cases had been imported. ) A Compromise. I The Surveyor reported that he had inter- viewed Mr. Moses Walters with regard to the damage done by his traction to the Cwmyoy road, and which he estimated amounted to £ 23. Mr. Walters reminded him that he was advised by the Traction Engine Users' Association to repudiate liability, but he made an offer of 16, without prejudice, towards the repair of the damage done. After some discussion the offer was accepted on the proposition of Mr. Knight, seconded by Mr. Benjamin Price, in order to settle the matter The Llanthony Road. j The Surveyor reported that he had taken up the question of the Llanthony road with the engineer to the Roads Board, and his assistant and Mr. Furmedge, the works officer to the Board of Trade Timber Supply Department, were going to meet him the following morning after which it was proposed to make an inspection of the road. He had had a good supply of slag in during the month, and the whole of the money estimated to maintain the road to December 31st had been expended, the Mome Grown Timber Committee having contributed their proportion with the exception of £ 13. The excessive amount of rain had been the cause of the cost of the road being so great. He had reported to the engineer to the Roads Board that the cost estimated had been eaten up and that the Council could not see their way to continue to maintain the road at that rate, and he had been pressing for an interview so that he could learn something definite about the future. It was understood at the outset that if anything I unforseen occurred to increase the cost the Roadsi.Board would make an increased grant, and at the interview the following day they would go into the question of the cost of the road from now on. The orinal estimâte was £ 653, and the allocation of this was £ 413 iro.ii the Home Grown Timber Committee and £ 240 from, that Council. They had put on the road between 1,400 and 1,500 tons of slag and stone. Mr. Baynam said that the stone had sunk into the road and it would take tons and tons more I stone to build the road up, and if they kept on working in the wet weather it would be Vorse. The Surveyor agreed that there was a lot of material required. The Highways Clerk said that he had written to the officer commanding the Canadian Forestry Corps, who replied that he would be only too glad to put more men on the road if it was any use, but at present there was very little stone coming in. Mr. Knight said that there were 26 men work- ing on the road that morning. It was decided to defer further consideration of the matter until after the Surveyor's interview. The Story of a Bill for Stone. I The Surveyor said he had received the follow-c ing letter from Capt. McDougal, the commanding officer of the Canadian Forestry Corps at Llan- vihangel The enclosed account is passed on to you for payment." This, the Surveyor ex- plained, was an account for £ 62 is. gd. Some time in September the slag was not coming in in sufficient quantities at Llanvihangel for the Llanthony road. The Canadian wagons were sent down to Triley, where there was a store of slag, to pick up all they could find and take it on the Llanthony road. The County Surveyor was up in arms and sent the district surveyor to see him (Mr. Willcox) about it. He, however, did not give any orders in the matter and the bill for the stone had been sent by the County Sur- veyor to Capt. McDougal, who sent it on to him. He told Capt. McDougal that he had had the bill but that he did not see that he could do any- thing with it. Capt. McDougal said that it had gone on their road and that they had not charged for the hauling. If the Council would not pay the bill he would have every man removed off the road and he would not do any more hauling for the Council. The Chairman said that they had had the stone, and it did not make any difference whether it came from the station or off the road. On the proposition of Mr. Knight, seconded by Mr. Price, it was decided that the Council pay for the stone direct to the County Council. Hauling Difficulties. The Surveyor reported that he was experien- cing difficulty in obtaining limestone from the Tyierybont Quarries, and they were not having suhicient at present to keep one haulier going, He was continually in communication with the company on the matter, and it appeared that they nad had a breakdown with the machinery. Tile hauling contractor who obtained most of the hauling contracts in the Southern part of their disirict, for some reason or another, had not made a start, and he was afraid that they would noc be able to depend on him. This was making tilings most awkward, as traction haul- ing in tüelr district was increasing rapidly, and unless ti.ey could keep up a good supply of stone their roads were going LO suffer considerably. Ti.e clerk was directed to write to the Tylery- bout (Quarries about the supply of limestone, and tne question of tne nauling was left in the hand" of the Surveyor to do the best he could. o Roadmen and the Cost of Living. I Three applications were received from road- men for increases of wages or additional war bonus. Two asked for another 5s., and one asked for 2S. A good deal of discussion took place on the matter, the Chairman remarking that if they took any action at all they ought to deal with the matter collectively and not individually. One or two members thought that the matter should be postponed, but Mr. Charles Thomas said that they ought to settle it that day. The Chairman said that it would be better if the Surveyor first made inquiries as to what other rural councils in the county paid their roadmen. Mr. Chas. Thomas thought it would look better if they set the example. The Chairman said that they did not want to pay less than others, but at the same time they did not want to pay more than they ought to. Mr. W. Gwillim asked if the Council really and honestly thought that 25s. per week was sufficient for a man with two or three children to live upon. If they did not they should give their workmen what they could really live upon. He said honestly and candidly that a man could not live on it, and no soul under heaven could live on it at the present price of provisions. If they adjourned the matter for a month they would be robbing the little children of the food which they ought to have daily. Mt. Baynam One of them has not got any children. The Chairman said that several of their road- men had not. Mr. Knight said that they could not very well treat a roadman difierently because he was not married. Mr. Baynam proposed and Mr. Knight seconded that the matter be postponed for -a month and that in the meantime the Surveyor should make inquiries as to what other councils in the county were paying. Mr. Gwillim proposed, as an amendment, and Mr. Chas. Thomas seconded, that the matter be settled that day. On being put to the vote, four voted for the amendment and-eight for the proposition, which was therefore carried. A Complaint from Cwmyoy. I A letter was read from the Cwmyoy Lower Parish Council complaining about the terrible state of the roads from Llanvihangel station to the end of Cwmyoy parish, stating that the grocers were refusing to bring goods to Cwmyoy, and that the parishioners were suffering many other inconveniences. Complaint was alsoiiiade that the by-roads of Cwmyoy Lower were in a bad state. The Surveyor said that they had only one roadman of their own in that parish and he had been on the road all the time. As soon as he received the complaint he sent the roadman to clean out the ditches. Mr. KnighWsaid he did not think there was much to complain about on that road. The Surveyor said that t (JiplJnt was mainly a ;o ;t the ijantho -r: d lie knew the roads were bad, but he could 1101 do any more than he was doing.
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CRICKHOWELL POLICE COURT. f Before Dr. P. E. Hill and Mr. W. G. James. I HIGHWAY OFFENCE. William Eaton, of I Preggee Mill, and James Beddoes, of Ten Houses, [ Crickhowell, were charged with riding bicycles without rear lights, at 10.40 p.m. on the 5th inst. P.-C. Lewis said that after defendants had passed him he noticed that they had no rear lights, and he called to them to stop. Eaton jumped off his bicycle, but Beddoes rode on. Defendants said that they both had lights when they started, but Beddoes' light had gone out owing to his bicycle bumping, and Eaton had lost the bottom of his lamp on the road. Both defendants were ordered to pay the costs. POACHING. The same defendants were charged with being in unlawful pursuit and possession of game, and pleaded not guilty.— P.-C. Morgan Lewis said that whilst talking to Eaton with reference to the previous case he noticed that his pockets were rather bulky. He asked defendant what he had in his pockets, and he replied A rabbit." Witness asked his per- mission to searc him, and he then found a live rabbit. He then accused defendant of having more than one rabbit, and he admitted having three. He wanted defendant to accompany him to the Police Station, but he jumped on his bicycle, saying, You can keep that rabbit, and take my name." About 20 minutes later both defendants came to the Police Station and asked for the rabbit, as witness had no right to take it but witness told tdem they could not have it They then said that they had caught them at The Caves, Uangattock, but they d.d not think there was any harm, as they had seen others doing so. When served with the summons the defendants said that they had permission to go rabbiting from Mr. Pritchard, the tenant, but had not got it in writing. Beddoes told witness that he caught about 50 rabbits every week. Beddoes denied this. Eaton said that he had a written permission from Mr. Pritchard to go rabbiting, but he did not have it when searched by the constable. He only got it a few days ago.-Defe-ldants were fined 15s. each. HIGHWAY OFFENCE.—Wm. A. Davies, of Pennant-street, Hbbw Vale, who did not appear, was fined 10s. for riding a bicycle without lights at Cwmdu on the 25th September. ———_ +
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