The Lock-out in the Engineering Trade.. To the Editor of the Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. DEAR SIR,—I beg to draw your attention to the manifesto issued this day by the Fabian Society. The society will be obliged by your giving it the fullest possible publicity. Yours faithfully, EDW. R. PEASE, Secretary. Fabian Office, 276, Strand, London, W.C. 29th Dec., 1897.
To TRADE UNIONISTS AND ALL PUBLIC- SPIRITED CITIZENS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. At this momentous crisis in the industrial history of our country, we call upon you for instant action. The engineers' dispute is no longer a sectional question of machinery or hours it stands revealed as a gigantic conspiracy of organized capital to destroy the only social force, outside Parliament, that has grown up to restrain and balance the enormous power of money in unscrupulous hands in our great national industries. The federated employers declare their determination to deprive English workmen of that right of collective bargaining b tD which all employers claim and exercise as a matter of course for themselves. Their shareholders are to be free to combine and appoint the ablest managers they can secure, advised by the acutest lawyers, to bargain in their name wifh the workmen but the work- men, they declare, must not combine must not appoint a skilled secretary to transact their business for them must come, one by one, each in his individual helplessness and ignorance of business, into the manager's office to drive his separate bargain on pain of being refused employment at every federated workshop. The employers make no secret of their resolution to forcibly sweep away industrial democracy and replace it by the ahsolute despotism of capital. They openly avow their intention of adopting the methods practised by Mr Carnegie in the United States, and Baron Stumm in Germany. Trade Unionists know what that means. But do other citizens know that it means the disorganization of English labour and the degradation of English home-life; the gradual loss of our high manufacturing character in the markets of the world; the transfer of industrial diplomacy from our public and responsible Trade Union Congress and its Parliamentary Committee to secret organizations; the confirmation of revolu- tionary doctrines and the spreading of the revolutionary temper and the beginning of an embittered class war instead of the give- and-take bargaining between capital ar.d labonr to which England is accustomed ? We plead for an overwhelming expression of public opinion against this disastrous attempt at social disorganization. We call upon Trade Unionists especially to unite their forces at once for the defeat of a conspiracy which, if successful, will undo at one stroke the work of a century of steady improvement in the condition of labour, and thrust back the most prosperous of trades into the misery and degradation which still prevail in the sweated trades where collective bargaining has not yet been introduced. We remind them that since the success of the employers in the engineering industry would be the signal for equally successful federations in all the leading industries, the standard of life of miner and cotton-spinner, carpenter and mason, compositor and papermaker, railwayman and boilermaker, stands or falls with that of the working engineer. Let every Trade Unionist insist that his Union shall put on a weekly levy in support of the general cause until the federated employers consent to recognize the trade and deal with its secretary instead of with the men individ- ually. Let the friends of social order and industrial peace from all classes subscribe what they can afford. And let those who have little money to give bring the franchise to bear. Remember the Cabinet and Government officials are helping the federated employers, the Board of Trade by deliberately refraining from using the powers given to it by the Conciliation Act, and the Admiralty by conniving at delay in the completion of our war-ships. Such an alliance between the Government and one of the parties in an industrial dispute is Class Government at its worst; but in England it only needs a breath of public ouinion to rouse the Cabinet to a sense of its wider duties and responsibilities. Call mass meetings in every town, and make your parliamentary representative speak out. Send up petitions from every political association and every Trade Union branch, insisting that the Government shall act on behalf of the nation and not of the federated employers. There is no time to lose. Send subscrip- tions to the Parliamentary Committee of the Trade Union Congress, Engineers' Lock-out Fund, 19, Buckingham-street, Strand, London, W.C. or to the Engineering Trades Central Joint Committee, The Lord Nelson, Nelson-square, Blackfriars, London, S. E. or to the Fabian Society. Keep the ranks open to sympathizers of all shades of political opinion and of all classes. The best men of every party and persuasion are on the right side in this struggle. Signed on behalf of the Fabian Society, EDW. R. PEASE, Secretary. Fabian Office, 276, Strand, London, W.C., Dec. 29th, 1897.
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History for the Million. III.—CHRISTIANITY ITS INTRO- DUCTION. [BY GWILDI DAVIES, MANORDILO.] In these days, when there arc over three hundred different sects in Britain, it is highly necessary that a clear idea should be formed as to the introduction of Christianity to our forefathers. As mentioned in our paper on What the Romans did for Britain," we have uncontrovertible reasons for believing that Christianity found its way here during the Roman occupation. When the English invaders came over they found Christians prominent, among whenn was Gildas. Our knowledge of the British church is very limited, but it is certain that one did exist. Tertullian tells us in his "Answer to the Jews" circ: 210 A.D., that the haunts of the Briton people which are inaccessible to the Romans [in their civil capacity] have been subjugated to Chii:A.' The question as to what year Christianity was introduced has been asked by various persons, recieving various answers. homines lot selileiliae, But since the British church is not mentioned by St. Iraenus in the list of existing churches in 177 it must have spread hither between this date and 210 A.D. In addition to the fact that the Bishops of London, York, and Caerlcon respectively attended the Council of Aries in 314 A.D., we find that Morgan—better known as Pelagius"—the famous heretic, lived in Britain about this time. During the fourth century British Missionary enterpiise commenced. St Ninian—"the Bishop or the Picts and Britons r- -went to Scotland, while St Patrick preached the gospel of Christ to the natives of Ireland. Then came the English Conquest. The English were a godless race, heathens pure and simple, and did all in their power to wipe out Christians and Christianity from the land. This policy had a two-fold effect (I) All facilities of communication between the Briton and the mother church at Rome were cut off; (2) Britons took up Christianity as a rallying force against the onslaughts of the invading heathens. In England, how- b ever, the church of St David soon died under the persecutions of the English, and it was found necessary to re-introduce Christianity from Wales and Ireland in 432 A.D. Towards the end of the sixth century Gregory, a deacon in the Roman church, was attracted by the beauty of some boys of Deira, who were on sale in the slave market. Being told that the boys were Angles, he replied, "Not Angles but Angels," Who is their king?" he asked. Aella,"was the reply. Then," said he, Alleluia shall be sung in the land of Aella." On becoming Bishop of Rome he despatched St. Augustine to England, in 597 A.D. It is worthy of note that they who did their best to give the church a grave, and he that was destined to give it its resurrection, landed at the very same spot, Ebbsfleet, Thanet. The Benedictine monks, with Augustine at their head, were kindly received, not, however, by the king of Deira, but by Ethelbert, king of Kent. Christ Church, Canterbury, was given them as a centre, and after their settling down Ethelbert himself and thousands of his subjects were baptized. From that day to this, Canterbury has remained the centre of English ecclesiasticism. Two churches—the Welsh and English—were at work in England, and a kind of Reunion of Christendom" was anxiously sought. A proposal of co-operation from the English church to the "Welsh Bishops fell through owing to Augustine's policy in insisting on Roman customs being adopted. At last the end came. A sharp contention took place at a Synod held at Whitby, in Yorkshire. King Oswy gathered the Welsh clergy under Colman to "Whitby in order that the matter should be thrashed out. Wilfrid, the champion of the English church, held that his mode of cutting the tonsure was correct, and that lie kept Easter at the proper time. Morevcr, he argued that the bishops of his church were the direct descendants of St Peter. Oswy asked the representative of the Welsh if he believed St. Peter held the keys of Heaven. Yes," answered Colman. "Then," said the wily Northum- brian king, I shall never offend the door- keeper of Heaven." Oswy's method of solving this tricky problem is at once practical and unique. Of course, it mattered but little indeed as to the time Easter was held, but the question whether the church in England was to be connected with the church on the Continent was of vital importance. Had Oswy given his voice with the Welsh church then England would have been cut off from enjoying any advancement made by Christendom in general. In 668, four years after the tug of war at Whitby, Theodore of Tarsus—an organizer to his finger tips—arrived in England. His prime motive was to set the English church in order. So successful was he that English Christianity was soon brought into a line with Rome. Theodore, after he had been consecrated Archbishop of Canteibury, assembled the clergy of England to a church council held at Hertford. This is the first church council on record. Thus was he instrumental in laying the foundation stone of a unified England, one and indivisible. Men came to the council not as Mercians, not as Northumbrians, not as East Anglians, but as representatives of the English Church, bent upon doing all that was best for the common- weal. Slowly, but surely, Christianity gained ground, the day of English heathenism was doomed, prince and peasant, ruler and ruled, embraced the new faith in the living Christ, and bowed their souls to the lesson so powerfully taught by ths Cross of Calvary.
A BEKG W I LI. THE .DEF.G\\lI.I CHURCH CHOIR AT THE I'ALACE. -Aborgwili Church Choir was invited by Lishop Owen to the Palace on New Year's night. The choir numbered 50, and was under the conductorship of Mr E. H. Davits, schoolmaster. The proceedings commenced by the choir singing Christmas carols. A few anthems were then-sung in the front hal!, after which the party proceeded to the servant's hall where lunch was pre- pared for the choir, the repast consising of cakes, buns, bread and butter, mince pies, eve. The Lord flishop was very much pleaded with the singing, and complimented Mr E. XL Davies on the trouble that he had taken in training them. After lunch the choir again sang a few tunes, the proceedings being concluded with "God save the Queen." Everybody went home well satisfied, having thoroughly enjoyed them- selves from the beginning to the end of the proceedings. THE PWNC was held at Abergwili Church on the 2nd January. At 6 p.m., evening service was held by the Rev T. Thomas, vicar, Mr E. H. Davies leading the anthem, tHe instrumental portion being executed by Master B. Davies. The anthem was "Wele mor ddaionus yw yr Arglwydd." The children were then questioned in the Church Catechism: sang, "J Iedd mewn trallod," and How beautiful upon the mountains," under the leadership of Mr G. Evans, Bryii- mvrddin. The chapter for examination with the Sunday School was the 2nd chapter of St. Matthew. The Lord Bishop interrogated both the children and the Sunday School. Before leaving "Vr hen Ganfcd ("The old Hundrdh ") was sung. Bishop Owen was well satisfied satisfied with the answers to his questions. Everything went off well both with the school and children.
University of London. LOCAL SUCCESSES. In the list of successful candidates in the recent B.A. and B.Sc. examinations (honours) held by the University of London the following local names appear B.A. Only.—English—Second class Eva Caroline Mary Allwo:k, University College, Aberystwith Eirene Theodora Lloyd, University College, Aberystwith, and private study Frank Peter Pointon, University College, Aberystwith Maria Guilelima Williss, University College, Aberystwith. German—First class Edith Mary Henley (disqualified by age for the prize), private tuition and study and University College, Aberystwith. 3 b B.A. and B.Sc. Conjointly.—Mental and moral science—Second class John H. Parkinson.B.Sc., University College, Aber- ystwith. B.Sc. Only.—Third class IL Ernest Kemp, University Colleges, Aberystwith and Cardiff. Experimental physics—Second class; Robert Ellis Roberts, University Colleges, Bangor, London, and St. Thomas' Hospital. Zoology—tirst class James Travis Jenkins, University College, Aber- ystwith. The art, theory, and history of teaching Bateman Thomas Somerset, B.A., Mason College, and University College, Aberystwith. "F"
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Llandilo Petty Sessions. SATURDAY, —Befo-e the Hop. Walter F. Rice, Major Thomas, and Mr Henry Herbert. THE DRINK. W. Morris was charged with being drunk and disorderly, -r. S. L"!ln Davies deposed that on the 13th of last month at 8 30 p.m. he visited the Golden Grove Arms. Llandebie. lie found the defendant in a drunken state, and using disgraceful language. He refused to quit when requested, and had to be ejectrd twice, aud tried to enter a third time. Defendant was a collier. Defendant, who admitted his guilt, was fined os and costs. rUIilOUS DRIVING. Duvid Lewit-, Pantvcelyn, Brynaujinan, and Lewis Lewis, were charged with furious driving. Defendants did not appear.-P.C. Dear.s deposed that on the 13th of last month, at 8 p m., he was on duty, and saw the defendants riding on horses as fast as they could at a full trot. It was a ve y dark ni<?,ht. They were going through Station road. People had to clear out of their way.— Defendants were fined 10s aud 78 cusb respectively. ALLEGED BREACH OF THE LICENSING ACTS. John Hec, Corner House, Llandebie, ws charged with till offence under the Licencing Act Mr Hugh Philipps appeared for the defence. P.S. Evan Davies deposed that ou the 13th of last month h'. visited the Corner House, Llandebie, about 9 p.m., and there saw John Morris in the bar in front of thefire. lie was very drunk, and had a black eye. There was a glass of beer on the counter. lie diarik the beer, and aektd witness if he would have a drink. Witness said no, and that it was wrong of them to supply him. The landlady came in and said, You shall have no more of it; I was upstairs putting the children to bed. My daughter gave him the beer." Defendant said. If I shall not have the beer, give me the money back." The landlady gave him the three half- pence back. About 10 o'clock witness again called. -By Mr Hugh Philipps He would swear the glass was full of beer. lie was standing within H yard. He did not notice any other glass there, but in a corner on the counter there were some emi ty glasses. There was no money on the counter. The landlady took it out of her pocket, lie had known the house for some 10 years. He had not found it a badly-kept house. As far as he knew. there had been no charge egainst the houeo before — ity Inspector Philipps The landlady was in charge at the time. Mr Hugh Philipps pointed out that the evidence he would produce would be materially different from what they had heard. He callcd for the defence. Harriet llees, the wife of Mr John Reea, said she had heard the evidence of P.S. Eran Da-.ies. She knew him well. She denied that she said let daughter had given the beer, and what she said was that as there was a lot of glasses on the counter, the man had emptied what might have been in them into one glass. Her daughter who was 13 years of age was in the house at the time. The three half-pence was on the counter. The man said it was his money, and took them from the counter. It was not true that she took the money out of her pocket -By the Clerk She did not stop him drinking. Shedidnotsayheshouldhsve no more. She did not tnke the glass away. She knew nothing about the three half-pence. —3y Inspector Philipps She could not tell how many glasses were about. Perhaps half-a-dozen. There were pints. There was beer in about four or five of the glasses. A little beer had been left in all. Some were half-full She was not saying anything. There were three or four of them half-full. She had been upstairs half-an-hour. The elk-st daughter was out in the garden at the time. Morris was not drinking when witness came in. She could not say Morris was drunk. The Clerk Why refuee him beer then? She had no right to. Witness very seldom gave beer to either of Morrises, because they were so noiy. The three half-pence did not belong to her. It was not trut that she said what Sergt. Davies bad said She did not take the glass of beer to the other room. She washed the glasses.—By Major Thomas When she came downstairs, the police-sergeant and Morris were in the bar. Morfydd Ries, 13 years of age, deposed that she had htard the evidence. She remembered Moras in the bar. It was the night that Sergt. Davies came in. She did not fill a glass of beer (or Morris There had been other customers in the bar. There was beer left in some of the glasses. She was rot in the bar all the time before Morris came in. She could not say how long Morris was in the tar. Her sister did not serve beer. She did not see three half-pence on the counter. She was not there when P.S. Davies and her mother were in the b r -By Inspector Philipps Witness miglit,Liave been a couple of hours serving in the bar. She came from school at 1 o'clock. She went to bed nt nine o'clock. She did not notice a glass of beer before Morris on the counter. There were some glasses about, b <t not full of beer. There was a little in the bottom. Iler mother told her when it was time to go to bed -By the Clerk She did not ee PS. Fi.an Darks coming in.—By Inspector Philippe She had been talking to her mother about the ens?. Her mother did not tell her w" at to say.-By the Clerk She heard her mother s.y the day after the policeman had been there.—By Mr Hugh Philipps: Her mother hal told her to tell the truth. Edith Rees deposed that she did not supply Thomas with beer, and he did not offer her money. There had been people there in the evening. She knew there were empty glasses about. She did not see Morris take beer.- By Inspector Philipps Morria could do many things in her absence. Witness was only about a minute in the room. She could not say anything1 about the quantity of beer in glasses. It was about 1) o'clock v. l>;u witness came in. Her sister went to bed just as witn(es came ir. She was quite sure of it. Witness's mother was upstairs. Morris did come to their house occasionally. Witness did not tell Sergeant Davies her sitter had supplied the beer. She said she might have done it. She did not notice that Morris was drunk. The bench retired, and on re-entering the court, Mr Rice said, "As the evidence is so conflicting, we dir,mitsii the case," AN EXEMPLARY PUNISHMENT. J. Frost, drover, was charged (J) with entering a train whilst in motion (2) with using obscene language; at.d (3) with en assault. The defendant did not appear. Mr J. Ludford, solicitor, prosecuted. Ben Davies, head clerk, Llandilo foods' Department, sworn, said that he was on duty on the 15th November. He saw the defendant Frost. He was on the platform. There were a large number of passengers about. He used most obscene language On the same night witness sw defendant attempting to enter a train whilst in motion. The bench did not think it necessary to call other witnesses. CHARGE OF ASSAULT. The same defendant was then charged with an assault upon Lewis Harris. Lewis Harris, labourer, Bank Buildings, Llandilo, deposed to beiug at the Llandilo Railway Station on the 15tli of November. He saw the defendant. Witness never spoke to defendant, but defendant struck him with his fist. He did not know the defendant, and had never said or done eun-rhing to him. It was a severe blow, and gave witness a black eye. Witness closed with defendant then. John Jonef, bus driver, Cswdor Arms, swore that he saw Piozit strike the defendant. Harris bad given no provocation whatever with Frost. Defendant was fined 13. THEFT OF COAL, Margartt Daviee, wife of Thomas Davies, Brynhyfryd, Penybank, Llandebie, was charged with stealing coal, the property of the llhos Colliery Co., by PC. Morgan. The charge was proved, and defendant was bound over in the sum of £5 to appear if ojllcd upon within the next bix months. THE DRINK. Richard Peregrin, at the instance of P.C. Davies (20), was fined 2s lid and costs, for being drunk and I refusing to quit the Cawdor Arm?. LLANDILO. WHEN a c-ulici<or becomes novelist he places himself in the hands of *he enemy. Mr J W Nicholas, of Llandilo, was examining a witne-s in a local police-court, iiud asked, ló Come, isn't that a fiction "No," said the witness, "it's true. which is more than (an be said for your fiction. H'r d ()' II- Mail. LLAM>ILO V. LLANELLY A.- This match was played at Stndcy on Saturday, The ground was in a very tnuddy condition. The J l'inolly pack were a little inferior to the visitors, but the lartcr made a splendid rush in the tirst half, and euccceded in obtaining a try, which was not converted. The homesters improved in the second half, but did not avail themselves of frequent opportunities to score. Final scorc ■ Llandilo. 1 try Llanelly A, nil. j CAUBUHY S CUCUA is absolutely pure, withuut alkali, as in many so-called pure "cuuoa. It has a world-wide reputation as a delicious, strengthenirg beverage, and a valuable nutritive food. 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T TMBRELL AS RE-COVERED by our London Maker and deli voted IS hours. The New Crown 1 Umbrella, hall-marked silver mounts, 5s. The Half-Crowu Umbrella, 2 >. 0d. —E. R. Evaus, CarLiiartlien.
Llandilo Urban District Council. The monthly meeting of this council wis held on Tuesday evening. There were present: Mr J W Nicholas (chairman) Mr W. Griffiths (vice- chairman) Major Thomas, Rev W. Davies, and Messrs T. C. Thomas, T. Hopkin, G. Williams, J. Price, Evan Jones, E A. Roberts, D. Stephens, Stephens, Thomas Jones, C. J, Phillips, and J. W, Jones. GENERAL. It was reported that the bond for Mr Ambrose, as rate collector, had been signed by himself and sureties. Relative to tho request made by the Council to the G. W.R.Co, for a reduction of their charges for carriage of stores, &c., the Clerk said he had seen Mr Ludford, the District Superintendent, and he had promised to let him have a reply as soon as he had looked into the charges for the past 10 years. The specification for the alteration. &c., of the old malt house into a storeroom for the materials, was under consideration. It was a case entirely of making the old new. The whele of it s to be rooted.—Mr Evan Jonos thought they could save a deal of money. There were old stores very good that might be used.—Major Thomas pointed out that there was a defect in the specifications. They should make provision for placing the cait and carriage for the hose in it. It was agreed to do so In answer to the letter sent by tho Council to Mr L Bishop, secretary of the National Schools, relative to repairing the footpath in front of the Schools, Mr Bishop stated that he was instructed by the managers to inform the Council that as they already repaired the railings belonging to the footway, they would gravel the footway as well, and very much regretted that they should have troubled the Council in the matter. Major Thomas moved the extension of drains near to the Sawmills. In its present state it was injurinus to health—Rev W Davies seconded.— The Surveyor said the distance would be between 50 and GO yards. With regard to the tenders produced for alteration of drains in King-street, Mr E A Roberts objected to their being opened, as, according to the resolution he had moved at the last meeting, all that was asked for was that plans and estimates be prepared.—The Chairman sustained Mr Roberts's objection, as did also the Clerk. The tenders were, therefore, not opened.—A long discussion—initiated again by Mr Roberta—went on as to the condition of drains, doubt being expressed as to the position of the existing drains. It was contended that in the recent search for the old drain the search had not been continued far enough.—Mr Evan Jones held that as far as his early recollections went, the current went the wrong way.—The Surveyor said he had already reported on the matter.—The Chair- man said the surrounding premises were undoubtedly in an unsatisfactory condition.—Mr Phillips moved that they should adveitise for tenders.—The Clerk said they had tenders.—The Chairman said they should not interfere with them.—Mr Phillips said they had seen the present drain was choked up.— The Chairman said it was incredible that there was a good drain there.—Mr Roberts said what he objected to was making a main drain there if there was an existing drain.—Mr Phillips sa.d no authority was needed to convince them there was wanted a new drain.—Mr G Williams held also that there was a defect in the drain.—The Chairman said that by the drain proposed, Market-street would also be properly drained.—Major Thomas said that if there would not be a proper fall the drain would have to be carried further until a fall was obtained. —It was resolved to carry out the work in accordance with the plans.—The Chairman said they could now deal with the tenders.—Mr John Davies tendered to do it at 10s per yard. Mr Pritchaid Davies tendered at 8s per yard.—Mr Phillips said the cost would be £24. He moved the acceptance of the latter.—Rev W Davies seconded.— Mr Evan Jones put questions as to stones and flaggings taken away from the stones ? — l'he Chairman said that they had been supplied to and paid for by Mr D Evaus.—The Chairman said the amount was £1 0s 3 J, and he would see the threepence was paid. —Mr Evan Jones said if he had not looked into the matter, it never would have been paid. All he wanted was to do justice to i.he ratepayers. The quarterly accounts were then taken into consideration. Mr J II R ecs, Market Stores, requested permission to alter the galley in front of his premises with a view to csrrying ou his trade with greater facilities. — Mr Phillips proposed and Mr Roberta seconded that the request be granted. On the motion of Mr Thomas Jones, it was agreed that the fire brigade do forthwith take the hose, kc., out for practice. THE WATER. A letter was read from the Clerk to the Ecclei>i- ustisal Commissioners enclosing a bil! for a solicitor of £16 (iB IOd; from the vicar (Hv L Price) of £:2 29.-A member: Capiutl.—Mr E Jones wanted to know if they were bound to pay it. It was a disgrace-£3 158 GJ (Ht37 L Prite to D. Jenkins) and in addition bishop's secretary's fee of £2 28.- Mr G. Williams wanted to know if they could not hate some redueti Jt), -Jr J. \V. Jones thought the £10 to the :e*ir covered til.—The Chairman con- fessed he di'l not anticipate those costs. — The Clerk produced a from the Vicar stating that •josts would have to be incurred. He understood they would to sonu .1 The letter went on to say he have an assurance of the costs.—The Clerk said the board agreed to the stipulations, but he thought the costs would have been the costs I connected with the lease. — The Chairman said the Commissioner would not SQullhc leise until the bill waa paid. —Mr B. A. Roberts thought they would have no alternative. — Mr E. Jones thought there were too many eeiidcsiastical charges in the world.—Rev W. Danes proposed, and Mr Roberts seconded that the matter be left in the hands of the Chairman and Clerk.—The Chairman put it as a | resolution that the bill be paid.—It was agreed. J he cost oj obtaining the loan was £27 odd. Thero hui been .a reduction of £-10 in the bill. That was distinctly in their favour.—Ihe Surveyor reported that through inclemency of the weather pi ogress had been slow. lie withed the Council to see a part before further pipes were laid, as tint opened cow would be suthcient for testing.—Iu answer to Major Thomas, the Surveyor eaid the pipes had bet-nleft uncovered for testing —The Surveyor said they would have bee i asked to see them tested before, had the weather permitted.—It was agreed to pay the contractor £:200.-JHr J W Jones wanted to know about the tank —In answer to Mr G Williams, the Chairman said the pipes at present covered had not been tested.—') ho Surveyor said he was quite satisfied with the laying, sni that the contractor r.r,t:cipated being ready in a few days. Tbe Council would have a few notice of the ueeetinj.—A letter was read from the contractor asking for an extension of the time owing to the weather and other hindrances that he had not anticipated.—The contractor, being asked to come forward, said he wanted an extension of two months. —Mr Phillips proposed the application should be deferred for a month.—Mr J W Jones seconded.—Owing to an interruption being caused by a person, whom the Chairmnan said had no light to be there, he (the Chairman) said if he had any authority, it would be the l/lt time the public would be admitted. He thought it would be an advantage to allow the public to their meetings, but he found it was otherwise.—Major Thomas said the interruption was caused by a non-ratepayer.