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that in places the contractor had not put the} mains in two feet d&ep, but in others it was more, but the average depth was that stipulated in the contract, and the whole of the mains were laid under his supervision. They had had to contend with gutter and drain pipes, and at places they could not put the mains very deep. With regard to the charge that he had driven away rubbish which the contractor, Mr. Thomp- son'should have removed, that was not true. He had had some of the stones carted to places where hs equired it, and put alongside the road. It was much better to do this than make the contractor cart this stuff to the Common Hills, and then having to cart it from the Common Hills to Honeyborough Road. With regard to, the road being in a muddy condition, he admitted that it was, but if lie had had the stone from the Forest of Dean Company, he should have put it on this road long ago. Mr. Roach said the stuff carted to the side of the road was not stone. He had showed it to the Chairman and Mr. Gwilliam. It was only mud. The Chairman and Mr. Gwilliam said that Mr. Roach pointed out the stuff, but they did not agree with him. Mr. Roach: It's mud. and it's there to-day. Mr. Hitchings: I thought it was washed away. Mr. Evans thought that they had wasted enough time. In subsequent discussion, the name of the carter was mentioned, and the Surveyor de- clared warmly that if he had done some dirty work this individual wanted him to, this matter would not have arisen. Mr. John suggested that Mr. Roach should withdraw his resolution. Mr. Roach: I can't. The Chairman: I should say if he was a man he would. Mr. Roach: I am a man who does my duty. Mr. Voyle also appealed to Mr. Roach to withdraw, and said that he was sorry that the matter had come up, especially as the man from whom Mr. Roach had received the in- formation was dead. Mr. Roach said he should stand by his re- solution, but Mr. John said that he would withdraw as seconder. Mr. Roach: By that Mr. Roach is the only dull man here. (Laughter). Mr. Fhns said that he would propose as an amendment That no such thing as a vote of censure be passed on our Surveyor." This was seconded and carried, only Mr. Roach voting against it. GAS ETENSIONS. The Surveyor reported that he nad completed the laying of the gas mains in Honeyborough and Neyland Vale. and the lamps had been erected, but the contractor had not completed the painting and concreting the pillars. He had ordered a dozen bye passes for the new lamps, and he proposed to have. them fixed when the mantles have to be removed. The actual cost of laying the mains in Honey- borough and Neyland Vale was kl36 2s. 6d., his estimatehavingbeen.E14014s.4d. As com- pared with the price paid the contractor for laying the mains in other parts of the town, he had effected a comparative saving of P.10 8s. 5d. The Paving and Lightmg Committee recom- mended that the tender of Mr. Bryant, of Pem- broke Dock, be accepted for gas services. Mr. Hitchings thought that great credit was due to the Surveyor for the careful way he had done the work. Mr. Evans seconded the adoption of the re- port, which was adopted. Several other members also referred to the excellent way in which the Surveyor had done his work. The Surveyor said that he always liked to do his work well. ROAD REPAIRS. The Surveyor reported that he had com- pleted the coping and railings on the road at Trafalgar Terrace, and had exceeded his esU- mate by 12s. 5d., but alter taxing into con- sideration the materials he had had to pur- chase, some of which would be available for highway purposes, the work had really cost less than the price estimated. He had com- menced the workof widening and repairing the road between Honeyborough and Neyland Vale. but the road had been very badly cut up for about 30 yards further down than where it was proposed to make up. He suggested that this part be also made up. which would cost about ?3 He anticipated that the steam roller would be at work during the present month. The Works Committee recommended that R,10 be granted for extra wages in anticipation of the steam roller being at work on the highway, and that £3 be granted for the Ney- land Road. THE SANITATION OF THE TOWN. The Inspector reported that he had served a number of notices on those having defective or broken rain troughs, and a large proportion had already been cleaned a.nd repaired, ine pump in Cambrian Road had been repaired and was now in working order. The premises in \Vest Lane, where the case of infectious disease, which he reported at the last meeting had occurred, had been disinfected, and the patient had thoroughly recovered. At the close of the year he wished to report that the scavenging of houses and street refuse had been carried out fairly satisfactory during the year. The removal of the contents of the earth closets had been regularly done, and verv few complaints had been received, except that on several rounds the cart had gone round without the proper 'ver, and the time of completion was invariably exceeded. There was room for an improvement to be effected in tins direc- tion. The slaughter-houses, dairies, cowsheds, and workshops had been inspected at inter- vals during the year. The condition of the slaughter-houses was practically the same as in previous years. Several improvements had been made in the workshops, and the general condition and the cleanliness of the dailies was worthy of note. The most encouraging features in connection with the sanitary con- dition of the district during the year was the small number of cases of infectious diseases, only five notifications leaving been received, the" lowest number ever notified since the exis- tence of the Council. The total number oi deaths during the year had been 33, being a death rate of 11 per 1,000 of the population. This was lower than the death rate of 1907. and only 1 per 1,000 more than in 1906, when Xeyland had the lowest death rate of any urban district inWales.