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fTHE NEW SENTRY.

.-BARRY SAILOR DROWNED.

DEATH FROM INJUDICIOUS FEEDING…

LIST OF NEW INVENTIONS.¡

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DEATH OF LADY ROMILLY.

LEVIATHAN LINER AT BARRY.…

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.... TWENTIETH CENTURY CLUB,…

REVIEW OF PUBLICATIONS.

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1— TILL ROBBERY. AT BARRY…

- LADY'S CHRONIC SICKNESS

THE PERFORMANCE OF "SAMSON"…

BARRY PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE.

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BARRY PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE. THE SCAVENGING WORK OF THE I TOWN. The Public Health Committee of the Barry District Council met on Friday, the 2nd instant, Dr P. J. O'Donnell (chairman) presiding. There were also present, Messrs J. E. Levers, John Williams, D. Morgan, Dr Sixsmith, J. A. Lovat Fraser, B.A.L., J. A. Manaton, J.P., and Jamee Jono.o- Mr W. J. Hopkins, port san ry inspector, reported that during February 2M vessels were inspected, 42 found defective or dirty, and 24 written notices and 16 verbal orders were given to the masters to have the nuisances abated. The monthly report of the Town Sanitary Inspector (Mr S. B Sommerfleld) showed that 90 houses were inspected, 69 nuisances were discovered, and orders served to abate the same. To 93 infected houses in the town, 163 extra visits had been paid. Though scarlet fever still prevailed, it was of a mild type, Mr Sommer- field further reported that he discovered eighteen persons had been living at No. 43. Morel-street, and the occupants had been immediately reduced to eleven, and the house thoroughly cleansed.—The Cbairman That is fresh evidence of the mistake we are making in calculating that, on an average, 5i persons occupy each house.—Dr Sixsmith Every- one is so busy "kow-towing" to our spiritual advisers that we have no opportunity of looking after the health of the town. Dr Williams, the county medical officer of health, having, at therequestof the residents in the vicinity, paid a. visit to the Refuse Destructor, owing toalleged offensive smells arising therefrom, the Chairman said that to take an action like this was scarcely respectful to the Health Committee.—Dr Neale (the town medical officer of health): MrGwyn Morris has informed the committee of the County Council; I believe he is the chief complainant. "he Chair- man If there are any complaints at all, they should be made to this Committee. It is unfair for Mr Gwyn Morris to use his position to make charges of which we have no knowledge. The Sub-Committee appointed in the matter recommended several improvements at the Public: Abattoir, chief amongst which was the suggestion thaS~tiie pens should be converted into cattle stalls, and vice-versa, inasmuca a5 It would be of greater convenience to the butchers.- Levers There is a boiler there for boiling tripe but it is never used. (Laughter.) Mr Morgan: Sell it for scrap iron.—It was decided not to remove the boiler for the present. The Town Medical Officer of Health intimated that the large steamer Kent arrived at Barry Docks that morning with an apprentice on board suffering from typhoid fever. He (Dr Neale) proposed to remove the case to the hospital, but in case the 'captain refused to pay the cost of maintenance whilst thereat, he desired to know what steps to take in the matter ?—Mr Manaton If he should refuse to pay the £3 a week, you had better make the best terms possible.—This was agreed to. As the only Labour member," Dr Sixsmith protested against a scandal which was being enacted in the town, one of the employees of the scavenging contractor, he alleged, being paid only 22s 6d per week, out of which he had to supporc himself, wife, and four children. He (Dr Sixsmith) could not live on this amount for a day.—Mr Manaton Shame on you, Dr Sixsmith, and you a Labour man. (Laughter.)—Dr Sixsmith I protest against this dreadful and scandalous position. We pay no man in our employ less than 27s 6d.—The Chairman Oh, that's wrong 24s 6d is nearer the mark.—Mr Levers Why cant we do our own scavenging, and purchase horses aand harness for the purpose it will pay in the long run.—Dr Sixsmith Hear, hear.—The Chairman You are another Rip Van Winkle, Dr Sixsmith.—Dr Sixsmith But I never dreamt that such a thing as this was going on. -Mr Manaton: I am strongly j in ffivour of doing our own scavenging, and have been for a long time. I should like to know, however, the cost. The present contract expires in May, and I move that a sub-committee, consist- ing of the Chairman, Mr James Jones, Dr Sixsmith, and Mr Morgan, be appointed to report upon the question.—This was agreed to, and the meeting concluded.

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