Symud i'r prif gynnwys
Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

9 erthygl ar y dudalen hon

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ABSENT. W. Bird. D. Evans. Dr. Moore. Jn. Bird. Thos. Evans. W. Vacbell. It. J. Tocld. J. H. 1; isole. Thos. Price. F. Dalton Geo. Farmer. Capt. Morgan. W. Richards, R. H. Hamlen R. Reece. Dr. Vaehel' Chas. Mliner. Dd. Lewis. Jos Davis. Geo. Insole. W. Prichard. R.Tredwen. J. B. Hopkins. Rev. T. Stacey. W. Williams. Jn. Lloyd. Jn. Woods. At the commencement of the prlicecrling9 Mr, R. L. Recce was voted to the chair. He opened the meeting by stating its object, and then, after a few observations about the proceedings of the committee whose report they were met to receive, he was about to declare a further adjournment, when Mr. Williams (the chairman of the Commissioners) entered. Mr. Reece at once gave way to Mr. Williams. Upon assuming the chair, Mr. W. stated that he had received a communication from Mr. Evans, the proprietor of the Cleneral Nott pu'olic-h-.use, who, it appeared, was disposed to sell it to the Street Commissioners for f370. Mr. Charles Vachell thought that the Street Commissioners should accept the offer, as it was highly desirable chose island buildings," which have been so long a disgrace to the town, should be removed. Messrs. R. L. Reece and Grierson coincided with the observa- !• tions of Mr. Vachell, and warmly urged the purchase, as the first step towards removing the whole. Mr. Coffin observed that he thought, that unless the Commis- sioners were in a position to purcliase the whole, they had better not purchase any. Mr. Matthews considered that the whole should be taken down, but that a beginning ought to be made. Other Commissioners joined in the discussion, but ultimately Mr. Coffin proposed that the purchase be made, provided one- half of the amount, was subscribed by the proprietors of the pro- perty in neighbourhood. Mr. G:II:'I"SOIl objected to these terms, and suggested that a com- mittee be formed for the purpose of seeing what amount would be subscribed for the purpose but he considered, that irrespective of lhe amount ot the subscriptions, the Commissioners ought to pur- chase the property, in order to effect so desirable an improve- ment. This suggestion was finally adopted. The Chairman then stated what had been done by the committee appointed to examine-and report upon the plans sent in for drain- ing the town. His observations were to tha effect that the com- mittee had met several times, and at last finding their incompe- tency to form a .correct opinion, they had determined to send the whole of the plans to two eminent men in Lodnon, who were to have gu.ded, hy their superior judgment, the opinion of the committee. After that decision had been come to, and he had bent instructions to the clerk to forward the plans to London, Messrs. Lewis Reece, Charles Vachell, and W. B, Wat kins called upon the clerk, and requested him not to send the plans as he had been instructed. The plans consequently were not sent. The reason why the plans were not sent he did not know. Coffin corroborated the Chairman's statement Messt.. R. L. Reece, C. Vachell, and W. B. Watkins severally rejo necl, and stated that they had requeued the clerk not to send the p an* to London because it was understood by the committee lha1 previously a statement, to be written by the clerk at the dic- ta i of the committee, embodying a few facts, such as the num- her of the houses in the town and the amount of money proposed to be expended, was to have been prepared, to accompany them. No such statement had been written, and therefore they conceived that they were acting rightly in countermanding the order that had been given for forwarding the plans. Besides this, they had ex- pected that Mr. Coffin, upon receipt of a reply from the Secretary of the Commissioners of Sewers, London, would, bave convened a meeting of the committee in order to communicate the nature of that reply before the plans were sent to him. They then thought an opportunity would be afforded them of considering whether it, would not after all be more advisable to have some engineer re- visit. the town, and see for himself which plan was best adapted to to the locality. These were some of the reasons assigned for the course they had adopted. The Chairman and Mr. Coffin both asserted that they were un- aware that there was any such understanding as that stated by Messrs. Reece, Vachell, and Watkins but these gentlemen agaits; reiterated that they had a distinct impression of such an under- standing. A desultory conversation ensued, and after much talking, Mr. Coffin said, that in order to end the discussion, he would propose that the plans should be sent to the Secretary and Engineer of the Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, in order that they may report upon them. An amendment was proposed by J. Batchelor, and seconded by Mr. Grierson, that the matter should be referred back again, and left to the decision of the committee. The amendment was put to the meeting and carried, when the Chairman and Mr. Colfiu announced that they would no longer act on the committee. Mr. E. P. Richards stated, in a long speech, that the vote just come to was tantamount to a vote of want of confidence in those, wno usually conducted the affairs of the town. The only course then left, was for them to retire as they had done, and leave the business to others. In the course of his remarks lie commented severely upon' the circumstances that had transpired at the meeting. Mr. W. B. Watkins replied with some warmth to some of Mr. Richards's allusions; and Mr. Batchelor protested against the way in which he had misinterpreted the amendment. Messrs Grover, è\1athews. and other Commissioners spoke upon the subject, and stated they had not the least idea, when they voted for the amendment, that, it should have been supposed that they had no confidence in the coin mtiee. Mr. James Lewis urged reconciliation, and said, For God's sake, let us have unanimity." Mr. Coffin distinctly stated, that he could not again act upon the committee, since his memory was so sadly at isoue with ilie" of some of its members. Mr. Reece observed, that so clear was his impression that the plans were not to be forwarded to London without a statement, that he had actually prepared one with a view of submitting it to the committee when it should be convened. After Mr. R. had read this statement, Mr. Grover proposed, and Mr. James Lewis seconded, that the plans be forwarded to the parties named by Mr. Coffin, in London, together with the state- ment just read. After a long discussion, this motion was withdrawn; and the propriety of appointing committee-men, instead of those who had resigned, engaged the attention of the meeting. Messrs. E. P. Richards and B. Matthews were proposed by Mr. Grierfon, but they refused to serve. Mr. E. Richards then proposed Mr. J. Batchelor, and Mr. G. Phillips proposed Mr. Grierson; neither of whom would accept the appointment. After some further conversation, it was arranged that the dis- cussion of the subject should be "djourned until the next meeting of the Commissioners, A committee was then named for the purpose of arranging a plan for the purchase and pulling down of the central buildings re. ferred to at the commencement of the proceedings, and Mr. C. Williams vacated the chair, intimating as he did so, that he had. altogether done with the management of the affairs of the Com- missioners. We shall refer to this meeting in our next. CARDIFF ATHENJEUM.— We have the gratification of slating that T. W. Booker, Esq., has made a handsome present of books to the above institution. 0:-< Saturday last, Messrs. Batchelor launched from their Duilding yard, in St. Mary-street, a ship of about 1170 tons. An attempt was made to launch her in the morning, but owing to a very sharp frost overnight, the grease had frozen quite hard, and she could not be started. In the evening it was done by torchlight, and had a very imposing effect. There were some liuaircds of spectators pre"ent. This will be the last ship to be I' built in the river, in consequence of its diversion by the "South Wales Railway Company. She went off quite safely is to be called the Taf, and intended for the American trade. COHONERS' DISTltICTS FOR GLAMOftGANSHIRE. (rrom the Lnndtm Gazette of Feb. 20th.) -By an order of Her Majesty in Council, dated 13th Feb. 1849, the following districts for coro. ners' duties iti the county of Glamorgan were settled:—The Nor- thern District to consist of the parishes of Aberdare, Gellygaer" Llanvubon, Llanwonno, and Merthyr Tydftl, with the hamlets of CLJ da eh, Home pen Rees, llhigos, and Ystradyfodwg Middle.- The Eastern District to consist of the town of Cardiff, the several parishes, hamlets, or places within the respective hundreds of Cow- bridge, Dynaspowis, and Ribbor, or the parishes or hamlets of Saint Bride's Minor. Saint Bride's Major, Coity Higher, Coity Lower, Coyehurch Higher, Coycliurch Lower, Colwinstone, Saint Donatt's, Eglwysilan, Ewenny, Liandefodwg, Llandow, Liaugan, Llamphey, Llantrissent, Llantwit Vardre, Llanvedw, Marcross, Saint Mary Hill, Monknash, Pencoed, Pentyrch, Peterstone super Montem, Rhadyr, Rhydygwern, ituciry, Whitchurch Higher, Whitchurch Lower, Van, Southern down, Wick, and Ynisawdra (ex- cept such parts as lie within the lordship of Ogmore).—The West- ern District to consist of the several parishes, hamlets, or places within the respective hundreds of Llangyfelach, Neath,and Swan- sea, and the parishes or hamlets of Bayden, Bettws, Cwmdu, Ha- vodyporth, Kenfig Borough, Kenfig Higher, Kenfig Lower, Lale- stone Higher, Lalestone Lower, Llangeinor, Llangonoyd Higher, Llangonoyd Lower, Margam and Brombill, Merthyrmawr. New- castle Higher. Newcastle Lower, Newtown Hamlet, Newtown Nottage, Pyle, Trissent, Tythpgstone Higher, Tythegstone Lower (except such parts thereof as lie within the lordships of Gower and Kilvey and Ogmore).—The court for the election of coroner within each of such districts to be holdea -for the Northern District, at Merthyr Tydfil for the Eastern District, at Cowbridge; and for the Western District, at Neath. MARCH FAlIt.Our annual March fair, for horses and cattle, was held on Wednesday the 14th instant. Although the wea- ther was very favourable, the attendance was not so large as usual, nor the show of cattle so numerous. The demand waa anything but brisk we observed several fine head of cattle, but we are informed that only a few changed owners. TUE "QUEEN," on her way from this port to Liverpool, put into Milford Haven, on Saturday, after striking on the Crow Rocks that morning. FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.—An in- quest was held at the Town-hall, on Friday, the 9th instant, before R. L. Reece, Esq., coroner, on the body of a young man named William. Riley, aged sixteen, of Landore Court, who met his death on that portion of the South Wales Railway crossing the moors near this town. The occupation of the decease was to remove the switches on the incline, and after having done so at this fatal moment, he £ iilad to remove him- self quick enough, the waggon passed over his body and lulled him on the spot. Verdict, Accidental Death." We understand that the Corporation intend building a very extensive cattle market on the site of the river in St. Mary- street, as soon as the South Wales railway has diverted its course. It is really quite time that this town should assume a different aspect to a country village. Holding the cattle mar- ket in the main street is, to say the least of it, very indecent, and ought at once to be put a stop to. Why not hold it for the present in some neighbouring field ? The one behind the Cardiff Arms would be an excellent place, and the occupier would no doubt be glad to let it for the purpose at so much per head for cattle. We notice that the works of the South Wales railway over the Glamorganshire Canal are again proceeding, the two com- panies having arranged the terms of compensation.

MEIITHYR.

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