ABERYSTWYTII. County Court. Thursday before His Honour Judge William Evans. A BORTH CASE. Jenkin Jones, Tyrol House. Borth, plasterer,sued Thomas Tibbott and Kate, his wife, of Borth, for £6 damages caused by the pulling down of scaffolding and damage to cement.—Mr A. J. Hughes appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr William Davies for the defendants.—Addressing the Judge Mr Davies said that be had written to Mr Hughes stating that Mrs Tiobott would not be able to attend and asking that under the circumstances the case should be adjourned. In reply Mr Hughes said he was surprised to have such an application in face of the fact that Tibbot had consented to judgment.—Mr A. J. Hughes thought his Honour ought to have the whole facts before him, ariolthen he would see that he was perfectly jusUtfied in bringing his witnesses there that day. His clerk went to Borth, and there in the presence of four witnesses the defendant Tibbott begged with tears that no further expense might be incurred as he would consent to judgment. His Honour: Is Tibbott here to-day?—Mr Hughes: No, sir, he dare not come Ifor be would have to admit. By the action of the defendants the plaintiff has been unable to complete a contract which was urgent.—His Honour What is the dispute is there a question of title involved ? -Mr Hughes said that the land had been opened from time immemorial, and all be wanted was that the plaintiff should be allowed to finish the con- tract without prejudice. They made the direct allegation that Tibbott had consented to judgment. —His Honour As he is only one of the defendants his consent would not settle the case I think the matter should better come before me again. In the meantime I think that the plaintiff ought to be allowed without prejudice to finish the contract.— Mr Davies I will obey your Honour's wishes.-His Honour There mast be an undertaking, otherwise I must go into it.—Mr Hughes: We must have an undertaking, otherwise I will ask for judgment.- Mr Davies I will see that it is done. ALLEGED SHEEP TRESPASS. John Jones, Gilfaches, Lledrod. sued John George, Bryngarn, Lledrod. for £14 18s 6d damages done by the trespass of sheep and cattle.-His Honour was informed that this had been referred to the arbitration of Messrs D. Williams and J. Parry. AN ASSIGNEE'S CLAIM. Margaret Edwards, wife of Richard Edwards, butcher, assignee of the debts of the last named, sued Evan Morris, farmer, for the sum of Pl 7s 9d, due for meat supplied.—Mr Davies appeared for plaintiff, and said that the defendant counter- claimed to the extent of Pl 7s 4d for cheese supplied, but he submitted that the defendant should take his payment with the other creditors.— Defendant, in reply to the Judge, said that he was supplying things to Mr Edwards in exchange for meat.—The Judge said that the case would be met by giving both judgment. CLAIM BY A BLACKSMITH. David Jones, 24, Mill-street, sued Morgan Morris, Piercefield, Penparke, for the sum of £ 14s for work done,—Mr T. J Samuel appeared for the defendant. -Plaintiff stated that the money was due for repairs to implements and shoein--Mr Samuel said that they had paid it into Court.—After hear- ing the evidence of the defendant and another witness his Honour gave judgment for 5s, making 12s in all. ALLEGED ASSAULT.—Annie James, servant girl, of Cwmcrognant, claimed £5 from John Evans and R. Jones, Waenbant. and David Morgan, Bryn- arth, for damages for assault said to have been committed on November 24.—Mr Stanley Griffith Jones appeared for the plaintiff and Mr A. J. Hughes for the defendants.—In his opening state- ment Mr Jones said the plaintiff was engaged as a servant on the farm by John Lewis, and on Novem- ber 24th certain sheep were impounded. The girl was instructed not to hand over the sheep, and as the defendants came ani began to let the sheep ont of the barn she went up to them and placed herself in the doorway, when one took hold of her by t ie hair and another struck her.—Mr Hughes Which one? One is a blind man.—Mr Jones: D. Morgan took hold of her hair, R. Jones had hold of her dress, and John Evans, supposed to be a blind man, beat her with a stick on the arm and side. She sent for her master and the defendants then ran away. She was seen by a doctor who charged her ten shillings, and a servant had to be employed to take her place for a month. There was a counter claim, but there was no details given.—The plaintiff was called and bore out the statement of her advocate. -John Lewis, master of the :plaintiff, entertained the Court before taking the oath by repeating two verses of a hymn in which the penalty of not speaking the truth in this world was set out. Having concluded his self-imposed task he took the oath and proceeded with his evidence which supported his servant's story.—John Evans, the blind man, came forward and stated that he was sent down to fetch the sheep in the barn, and although they waited a long time they could get no satisfactiory reply. One of the young men went to flook at the sheep and then the girl came up and struck Evans on the forehead. She.repeated the blow on two occasions smashing his spectacles and he then defended himself with his stick. This was all revenge because he had given evidence against John Lewis on the previous occasion.—The next witness was David Richards, a young lad about seventeen who said that he could not speak English.—His Honour: Come my boy unless you do you will never be able to compete with the people on the other side of the Severn.— Witness said he could not.—Mr Hughes They are taught in the country to speak Welsh only.—His Honour: It is a great pity it would be better for them to speak both.—Evidence was given by Evan Lloyd, David Morgan, and Richard Jones.-)Ir Hughes replied for the defendants and His Honour gave judgement on the claim and counter claim without costs. CLAIM FOIi LAXD. Wm. Thomas and Mary Thouia-, Llwyniorwerth, Llanbadarn Fawr, claimed from David Jones., Capel Dewi, shopkeeper, possession of a piece of land estimated at six square yards and situate on the northern side of a garden belonging to the defend- ant at Capel Dewi and valued at 10s. Mr A. J. Hughes appeared for the plaintiff and Mr Stanley G. Jones for the defendant}.—His Honour, before adjourning for lunch, suggested that the parties should endeavour to settle the matter.—Upon the reassembling of the Court Mr Joaes said that they coald not agree.—His Honour Very well, we will soon come to terms. I will see you if you like.- Upon returning his Honour said he was glad to say that terms had been ^agreed upon satisfactorily to both parties. DISPUTE ABOUT A HORSE. John Jones, PeithvJl, sued E. Davies Jones, Ex- change. Capel Bangor, for the sum of k22 10s Od due to a breach of warranty of the soundness of a certain mare. There was a counter claim for ZS 15s 01 for the keep of a horse and mare. Mr Hugh Hughes, who appeared for the plaintiff, applied to His Honour for an adjournment of the case owing to the absence of a witness. This was agreed to. CLAIM FOR GOODS SOLD. Thomas D. Owen. shopkeeper, Tre'rddol, sued Jane Jones, widow, Post-office, Taliesin, for the sum of £12 13" Od value of goods sold and delivered. Mr Vaughan Edwards appeared for the plaintiff, and upon his suggestion His Honour referred the case to the Registrar.
CARDIGAN COUNTY COUNCIL. l STREET PAVING AND CHANNELLING. LARGE CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY. The quarterly meeting of the Cardigan County Council was held qn Thursday, February 31st at the Town Hall, Lampeter. Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P. (chairman), presided, and there were also present Aldermen James James, Ffynonhowel John Powell, Troedyraur J. T. Morgan. Maes- newydd: Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bronwydd: Evan Richards, Penuwchfawr; Evan Davies, Gilfach- yronw Peter Jones, Aberystwyth C. M. Williams, Aberystwyth; James Stephens, Cardigan Morgan Evans, Oakford; and Walter T. Davies, Felinfach; Councillors E. Lima Jones, Aberayron; Edward Jones, Talybont: Thomas Evans, Llangranog Thomas Morris, Troedyraur; Colonel Howell, Llandugwydd; David Lloyd, Aberbanc Joseph Parry, Goginan: Edward Evans, Strata; Thomas Davies, Llangeitho; David Davies, Llanddewibrefi; D. J. Williams. Tregaron David Jones, Penbryn; William Evans, Llanfihangel; L.Jones, Llanilar; Thomas Morgan, Ysbytty Robert Doughton, Aber- ystwyth A. T, Joseph, Devil's Bridge; E. H. James, Aberystwyth William Davies, Llanwnen; Evan Morgan, Llansantffiraid; Daniel Jenkins, Nantcwnlle; James Evans, Llanarth J. J. Davies, Llanfair; Jenkyn Lewis, Cilcennin; Messrs H. C. Fryer (county clerk), Howell Evans (chief con- stable), H. Lloyd Lewis, (deputy treasurer), Roderick Lloyd and D, Davies (county surveyors), and Superintendent Williams (deputy-chief con- stable). TOTE OF SYMPATHY. Before proceeding to the general business of the z, Council, the Chairman proposed the following resolut.ion We, the Cardiganshire County Council desire most respectfully to express our par- ticipation in the profound and universal sorrow oc- casioned by the death of her most gracious majesty Queen Victoria, and our grateful sense of the many blessings which thenation has enjoy ed during her late Majesty's long, glorious, and beneficent reign. We are deeply sensible of the grievous loss which your Majesty, your illustrious family, and the Empire have sustained and we desire to tender to you and to her Majesty, Queen Alexandra, an expression of our sincere sympathy andcolldolence. As Council of the county, which is the seat of the oldest con- stituent College of the University of Wales, ovec which we trust your Majesty will long preside as Chancellor, we feel a special pleasure in offering our dutiful congratulations upon your accession to the Throne, and an assurance of our deep and loyal devotion to your Majesty's person, with an expression of our earnest hope that your reign alai be long, peaceful, and prosperous, and your rule as wise and beneficent as that of the great and revered Sovereign, whose loss we are now mourning. We trust, too, that we may be permitted to assure pour Majesty of the intense joy with which the appointment of his Hoyal Highness, Duke of Corn- all and York as our Prince will be hailed by us md by the whole Principality of Wales." The Chairman, speaking to the resolution, said they had t on the highest authority that daring the sixty rears which Queen Victoria, reigned over this country she never made a constitutional mistake n the guidance and destiny of this Empire. He :ould say that on the authority of Lord Salisbury and Lord Jumberley, who had asserted that many times they had differed from their Sovereign, but it was always proved that she was right and they were wrong. He heard Mr Balfour in the House of Commons say that many countries that loved not England loved and honoured her. He thought they had many proofs of that, for even the prisoners locked up in some of their Islands, when they heard of the great Queen's death, stopped all their amuse- ment out of respect for a great and good woman. He thought it was:Lord Salisbury who said it was not only a Queen they mourned for, but it was for a great friend also. He believed these words were never truer than on the occasion of the Queen's funeral, and he could say, as one who was present, that he never, knew before how astonishing the power of silence was. It was awe-inspiring. The love of their late Queen for her people was not of one class, but of every class of the community, and they could only hope that she was now in the safe keeping of the King of kings and Lord of lords, and that her gcntle and loving spirit might come down and be bestowed on those who were following in her footsteps, to watch over the interests, and the peace and prosperity of the country as she did. The second part of the resolution referred to the accession of the King to the Throne. Thev were all delighted to near of his first promise made to the people of this Empire, that he would follow i n the footsteps of his Royal mother. He thought all they could ask him was to do that. They had had something like forty years' experience of his life as the prince of their country. No matter what posi- tion he was placed in lie always acted up to the great traditions of his country—as the promoter of art, science and education, and in promoting the welfare of those poor and sick people in the hospi- tals of London and other places. He (the speaker) hoped he would continue in that line, and then, indeed, this country would be glad to be be ruled over by such a King. He was sure it would meet with the approbation of everybody in Wales when they would hear—and he bad heard it on good authority that when the Duke of Cornwall and York returned from his Colonial tour, the name of Prince of Wales would be bestowed upon him. He was sure every Welshman would devoutly hope that the King would remain Chancellor of their University—that edifice erected by the people of Wales. That. he could say, would be the greatest compliment possible that could be paid to them, and he was quite sure every Welshman would join with tfiem in saying "God Save the King." The resolution was then put to the meeting, and was unanimously carried, all the members standing. APPOINTMENTS. Councillors Major Price Lewes and E. Lima Jones, Mr Daniel Watkins, and Capt Sterrv were unanimously re-appointed conservators uf the Ayron Fishery District. I The Rev Llewelyn Edwards, who had made six attendances out of a possible seven, was unani- mously re-appointed the representative of the Council as the member of Court of the University of Wales. The appointment of successors to Mrs Annie James, who has left the country, and Mrs Jessy Williams. Aberystwyth, who is shortly leaving for Canada as members of the County Governing Body was deferred until the next meeting. THE GLANDOVEY BRIDGE. The Clerk read a resolution received from the Merioneth County Council with reference to the swing bridge over the river Dovey, which the Cambrian Railways Company are now sleeking; Parliamentary powers to replace by a fixed bridge. Alderman Peter Jones explained that this bridge was'within a few yards of the boundary of Cardi- ganshire, and, therefore, be felt they had an inter- est in this mattter almost equal to the other adjoin- ing counties. The bridge was located within a few yards of the boundary where the coun- ties of Cardigan, Merioneth, and Montgomery con- verge, so that he thought it was of such import- ance that it would be well to consider whether Cardiganshire should act jointly with the other two counties in any action that would be taken to retain the powers now vested in connection with that waterway. The bridge was at present a swing bridge that enabled ships to pass up to Derwenlas and other places on the river, It was true the bridge had not been used for several years, but at one period ships were built at Derwenlas, which was about a mile and a half abjve the bridge. Slates used to be shipped there at one time to a considerable extent, and he believed it would be to their advantage to see that whatever powers were vested and privileges attached to it that they should retain them rather than part with them. Before the Company was able to get their Parlia- mentary powers for the construction of the bridge in the first instance it was necessary that they should place a swing bridge there, and although traffic since bad been very small indeed, he thought it would be well to retain their right. There was no doubt that the tendency on the part of rail- way company had been to purchase canals and get them into their own hands. with the result that the communities which ought to be served by these canals had practically had them closed, and the railway companies had bought up the com- petition they were subjected to before. He pro- posed that they jointly with the other counties, oppose any attempt made to deprive the public any rights possessed in connection with this bridge. He felt certain that the Railway Company could very well keep a swing bridge there as they had done hitherto. It might be some pecuniary advantage to them to have a fixed bridge, but he did not think the public should be deprived of the advantages which resulted from competition. Aid Morgan Evans said he was not opposed to anything Aid Jones had said, but he wished to know whether the matter had been considered by the Northern Main Roads Committee. It was stated that the communication had not been before the Main Roads Committee, but as it was a matter of urgency it was brought direct to the Council. Mr J. T. Morgan seconded the proposition, stating that if they allowed a fixed bridge, the Railway Company, who were trying to get every- thing into their own hands, would thus remove all competition. The resolution, on being put, was agreed to unanimously. SHEEP SCAB REGULATIONS. The Clerk said he had received a few communica- tions upon the question of sheep scab, which seemed to trouble their neighbours as much as themselves. A joint committee for the counties of Denbigh, Flint, Hereford, Worcester, etc., had formed a combined area for issuing combined regulations. A resolution had been passed to make representations to the Board of Agriculture pointing out that the regulations at presem in force had failed to stamp out the disease. Also Í4;) show that as the system of compulsory dipping had succeeded in the Colonies that a similar method be adopted in this country, the dipping to be carried out twice a year. The Chairman said this was a matter of great importance to Cardiganshire, and he thought it would be a great thing to have the same system adopted in all the counties.—By having different regulations in different counties the dealers, not being aware of them, frequently got into trouble He thought, for the sake of the sheep farmers in this country, some uniform system throughout the counties of Wales would be a great advantage. The Chairman then invited any of the farmers present to give their views on the subject. Mr J. T. Morgan said he must say he was against compulsory dipping. A truck load of sheep was recently sent from Llanfihangel to a butcher at Llanidloes, and all the animals had to be dipped. This, he thought, was a dangerous thing, inasmuch as the dip was poisonous. There was another Act of: Parliament which provided that if a farmer neglected his sheep, and allowed scab without notifying it, he could be prosecuted. Mr Edward Jones said farmers were very much against dipping sheep if they were clean. They grumbled very much now at having to dip sheep to simply remove them from one county to another. Mr J. T. Morgan said a resolution had been passed by this Council to the effect that when sheep were removed from mountain land they must be dipped. Mr Jbseph said Mr Morgan had misunderstood the regulations. It was only required to dip the sheep when removing them from uplands if scab existed amongst them. Otherwise a certificate from the inspector that no scab had existed for 28 days was sufficient. The Chief Constable corroborated Mr Joseph in his statement. Mr J. D. Williams said he considered it very hard to compel farmers to dip their sheep twic.,d a year. There were one or two breeders in his district who had 10,000 to 12,000 sheep, and to force such people to gather and dip them twice a year, especially when no scab existed, would be very hard. Aid C. M. Williams proposed, as the matter was an important one, that it be placed on the agenda for consideration at the next meeting, and Mr D. J. Williams having seconded, this was agreed to unanimously. ANCIENT MONUMENTS. The Clerk reported he had received a com- munication from the Local Government Board pointing out that the County Council now had the power to purchase ancient monuments, &c., and to protect them. SOUTHERN MAIN ROADS COMMITTER The report of this committee was presented by Mr Thomas Evans, chairman. It was stated that Mr William Griffiths had raised the question of the pay of the roadmen, which he considered should not be uniform, but graduated according to the age, powers, and ability of the men. Complaints were also made that upon some of the roads indifferent roadmen were employed, but no action was taken. No report was forthcoming from the sub-committee appointed to consider the questions of the care of the Aberayron County Hall and the remuneration of the hall-keeper. The Surveyor, in his report, stated that the expense of cutting the hill down and filling in the hollow at Pantsod would be about £40 since the bottom of the hill would have to be properly drained and the culvert lengthened, but if this were done the result would be a decided im- provement. Regarding the culvert at Troedyrhiw. the Surveyor said this was the boundary between the main road leading to Tregaron, and the portion of the road under the care of the Lampeter Borough. This Culvert had lately been repaired. The Town Surveyor and himself bad agreed to do it jointly as it formed the boundary, but now the Town Council was unwilling to pay half the expense; their reason being that the culvert was not a boundary; they ilso argued that the portion of the road (about 80 yards in length) from the culvert to the direction c, post where the roads met (the Aberavron and Tregaron) was not supposed to be under the Borough's charge, and yet they looked after it. He begged to ask their advice on the matter, as he knew that this small piece of road in question had never been under his charge. As to the Adpar culvert, which ran alongside the road in front of Lloyd's-terrace the County Council only granted a certain amount towards the making of it, and therefore, had really nothing to do with it. At present the sewage matter from the Red Cow ran into it; consequently foul air arose through the gratings in front of the houses, and brought about epidemics, such as diphtheria, two cases of which had already broken out in the place. Letters had been written to him concerning this subject, and in his opinion the County Council had nothing to do with the culvert; and on the other hand this culvert was only supposed to carry surface water, and the sewage matter ought to be taken away by a sewer made of glazed socket pipes well jointed with cement. There was stagnant water in front of the entrance to Adpar Schoolroom, which was a a great nuisance. He suggested that a street gully be fixed in the place, with glazed socket pipes to carry the water into the adjoining ground belonging to the Hoard at an expense not exceeding £3. He estimated his expenses for the current quarter at £650. The Surveyor also included in his report an interesting resume of the history of road-making in the country upon which he was complimented by Aid Morgan Evans. The following recommendations of the committee were unanimously adopted:—That the cutting down of the hill at Pantsod and the other work specified be allowed at a cost not to exceed £ 40. That the Clerk endeavour to ascertain the exact position of the Lampeter Borough boundary by Troedyrhiw. That the drainage of sewage matter at Adpar is a subject to be dealt with the Rural District Council and not by the County Council. That a socket pipe drain be laid at a cost 4iot to exceed £3 to carry off the surface water from the j road in front of the Adpar Board School. That the estimate of Z650 for the Quarter be allowed." On the motion of Councillor William Griffiths, seconded by Councillor Thomas Morris, the cordial thanks of the Committee were voted to the retiring chairman, Councillor Thomas Evans, for his able and courteous conduct, in the chair during the past year. NORTHERN" MAIN ROADS COMMITTEE The report of this committee was submitted by Mr. Edward Jones (chairman), and upon his proposition was unanimously adopted. FINANCE COMMITTEE. Mr. Daniel Jenkins (chairman) presented the report of this committee. The balance in hand from the previous quarter was stated to be P-5449 9s. 5d. The receipts during the quarter amounted to Z5265 2s. 8d., making a total of £10,714 12s. Id. The total expenditure of the quarter was £ 4422 3s. 3d., leaving a balance of £ 6292 8s. lOd The Treasurer informed the Com- mittee that the balance in his hands on the 31st March, 1900, on account of the Police Pension Fund amounted to £ 403 13s. 4d., and that in accordance with the Act this sum had been invested in India 2-! per cent. stock. The District Auditor's Report upon the County Council Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 1900, laid before the Committee, was read, and the Auditor's remarks carefully" considered, and it .was resolved- That the two County Surveyors be requested to do all in their power to secure that the signing of the receipts and endorsements of the cheques shall be done by the roadmen, and others to whom payment in respect of the main roads are made, by their own hands, and that in cases of inability to write the receipts should be by cross properly witnessed. The Clerk informed the Committee that he bad received the Local Government Boar da's sanction to the borrowing of the sum of Z200 for the expenditure upna the additions, &-c., to the Lampeter Police Station, the amount to be repaid within a period not exceeding thirty years and it was resolved-- That the sum of Z200 be borrowed from the Police Pension Fund and that it be repaid by annuity, or equal instalments of principal and interest combined within a period of thirty years, the interest being at the rate of L3 per centum per .annum. The question of appointing a medical man to peruse, collate, and report upon the annual and other reports of district medical officers of health was considered, two members of the Public Health Committee, viz., Councillors Robert Ellis and Jenkyn Lewis being present, and another member, Dr, Lloyd, having written his opinion upon the matter; and it was ultimately resolved—That the consideration of the question be adjourned to allow the new County Council, to be elected in March next, to deal with it. The report of the committee was unanimously adopted. MAINTENANCE OF MAIN ROADS. The Finance Committee also reported that the question of wdiat offer should be made to the Lam- peter Town Council in respect of their expenditure upon pavements along the old Main Roads in the Borough, amounting to £ 236 4s. 7,d-referred to this Committee by the County Council—was considered, and a letter from the Local Government Board, dated 17th January, 1901, was read, of which the following is an extract:—The Board are, advised that there is nothing in the circumstances connected with the resolution passed by the Town Council on the 6th of September, 1899, and its rescission which would prevent them from going into the matter of the claim of the Town Council under section 11 (9) of the Local Government Act, 1883. Unless the County Council are in a position to inform the Board that the difference is one which is likely shortly to be detirmined by agree-: ment between the parties, the Board consider that they ought to proceed to direct a local inquiry to be held in the matter." The Clerk stated that as an early reply to this letter was requested he had informed the Board that the matter had been referred to this Committee and would come on for consideration at the Council meeting to be held on the 21st instant, when he hoped that an offer would be made to the Town Council which they would be able to accept. Alderman C. M. Wil- liams informed the committee that a claim for a considerable amount in respect of pavements from the Aberystwyth Town Council would be brought befere the County Council at their forthcooiing meeting; and, upon his proposition, it was' resolved:— That the consideration of the Lampeter claims be adjourned; and that it be a recommendation that the Local Government Board be informed that, as notice has been given of further claims to be made by Urban Authorites in respect of expenditure upon pavements, this committee desires to have all the claims before them before deciding what offer shall be made to the Lampeter Town Council." The Clerk stated that the claim of the Aber- ystwyth Town Council had also been received, amounting to iEl228 in respect of paving, and ho had also received a notice from the Lampeter Town Council stating that they proposed to spend another £350 on pavements, which they would claim from the County Council. Mr Daniel Jenkins Was there any footnote to the new claim from Lampeter ? The Clerk replied in the negative, and said the proposed new pavements were to be laid on the road to Aberayron and in Bridge-street. A Member: What about the other claims from Cardigan and Aberayron ? The Clerk They have not come yet, but'probably they will follow. Alderman Peter Jones said he had a few observations to make on the claims of the Aberyst- wyth Corporation. Personally he felt strongly that no claim should be made by an urban district as against the County Council, because advantages resulting from having the streets channelled aqd flagged, were so distinct and direct to the district where they would be located that it would be hardly reasonble to call upon the ratepayers from mountainous districts to contribute towards such expenditure. (Hear, hear.) But as a claim had been made by Lampeter, and if it was assented to, certainly they bad no alternative but to mete out the same treatment to all the arban districts in the county, and that was the reason why this claim had been made in connection with Aberyst- wythfr He might say they had already expended a very considerable sum of money in connection with the pavibg of the town, and contemplated a further expenditure of about iEI,000 on pavements abutting main roads. They had restrained their colleagues so far from making any claims owing to the reasons he had already stated, but as Lampeter was now pressing its claim, of course they would be open to have similar ones from Cardigan and Aberayron, and also he believed, from the villages. It seemed to him that the villages were equally entitled to have the streets flagged and scavenged and so, practically, the result would be that the rate for the county would be 2d. or 3d. higher than at the present time. By allowing these claims each place would then have an incentive to go in for a little extravagant expenditure, and in the end he did not see it would be any particular advantage to them. Ultimately, Lampeter would have to pay the amount that would devolve upon them in connection with the expenditure towards other parts of the county, which would, he presumed, compensate for the money paid to them direct from the county. He believed it was well to have this question settled once and for all, and that inquiry in respect to the claims of Lampeter and Aberyst- wytb should be held simultaneously. He thought the suggestion of the Finance Committee an excel- lent, one, and any places which conpemplated sending in estimates for flagging, etc., now was their opportunity. The Chairman: So Tregaron, Llanon, and such places should be up and doing, aud see what they want. .0 the recommendations ot the Finance Committee were then agreed to without a dissentient. I TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION COMMITTER Mr J. C. Harford presented the report of this Committee. It stated that the list of recipients of scholarships at the short course in agriculture, eleven in number, was considered, and it was resolved that the awards be approved of. The schools at which dairy classes should heheld during the coming summer were considered, and it was suggested that they should be held at Blaenpant Mid-Aeron, and Llanfair, should the farmers and residents in those districts desire it. The list of schools at which horticultural courses had already been held was read, from which it appeared that in the year ended March, 1900, three courses had been held, viz., at Mid-Aeron, (Lampeter, and Tregaron, in the year now ending eight course i, viz., at Aberayron, Lampeter and Felinfach, Penllwyn. Ctancery, Llandyssul, Llwyndafydd, and Llan- granog, Rhydlewis and New Quay, and the Clerk informed the committee that "applications for p courses had been received from four other djstricts, viz., Caewedros, Mydrollyn, Brongest and Maesllyn, and it was resolved that the arrangements proposed for holding these courses during spring months be confirmed. An application for a grant towards lectures on poultry management, made by Mr Lightfoot, of the Hafod Estate Office, was con- sidered, and a letter on the same subject from Councillor Joshua Hughes was read, but it was decided to postpone the matter. It was decided that a balance of E93 due to the Aberystwvlh College be paid, and also the sum of i220 voted to the Cardiganshire branch of the Welsh Industries Association, towards the expenses of the experi teachers of dyeing and weaving. A statement of the sums payable to the College authorities in respect of work done by the Agricultural Depart- ment during the past year was presented, and it was decided that the sum of £ 393 be paid. PROTECTION OF WILD BIRDS. The report of the Committee appointed to con- sider the question of the protection of wild birds was presented, and recommended that application be made to the Home Secretary for an order prohibiting the taking or killing of certain birds during the period between the 1st of August and the last day of February, the extension of the Wild Birds Protection Act, 1880, to other birds, and the prohibition of taking or destroying the eggs of other wild birds. Sir Marteine Lloyd said he noticed that the kestrel had been included in the schedule, although it preyed on all the little birds they wanted to preserve. He did not say it was as destructive as the sparrow hawk, but if they asked the cottagers in the country they would tell them that the kestrel took away a lot of small ducks and small chickens. He would certainly ask them to strike out the kestrel. The buzzard, the kite, and the peregrine falcon preyed on birds they wanted to preserve, but as they were so few he did not want them to strike those out; but the kestrel was very destructive to those little birds they wanted to preserve, especially goldfinches and wrens. Mr J. C. Harford said he rose to oppose the exclusion of the kestrel most strongly. Perhaps many of them were inclined to kill the kestrel, but the feeling throughout England was strongly in favour of them. They were pretty things, and he did not think they did much harm. The small birds did much more harm, and keepers through- out England had had orders not to kill the kestrell. Alderman Morgan Evans: Can anyone on the Council enlighten us as to the Welsh name of the kestrel (laughter). The Chairman It is a very small red hawk. Mr R. Doughton said there was a bird ommitted from the list, which he thought ought to be in- cluded. The bird he referred to was the starling, which was destructive to catterpillers, moths, etc. He proposed that the starling be added to the list. The Clerk said no doubt Mr Doughton was quite right as to the starling, except when they came to roost by the thousands in the immediate neighbour- hood of cheir dwelling. It was a bird no one destroyed, and it seemed to have been able to preserve itself so very well that it did not seem worth while to put them into the schedule. Mr D. J. Williams As Mr Doughton is so fond of starlings, if he will come to Tregaron we will give him sackfuls of them (laughter). Mr Daniel Jenkins proposed that the matter be deferred until the next meeting of the Council so that Alderman Morgan Evans and himself could ascertain the Welsh names of these birds, and this was agreed to unanimously. DISTRICT AND PARfsH COUNCIL ELECTION. The next matter on the agenda was to consider whether it was advisable to vary the day for holding the poll for District and Parish Council elections from the day named, viz., March 25th. The Clerk explained that the election could not be held earlier than Saturday, March 23rd, and not later than Wednesday, March 27th. The Aber- ystwyth Rural Council and Board of Guardians had asked that the date be fixed on Saturday, March 23rd. Alderman C. M. Williams proposed that Satur- day, March 23rd, be fixed upon. He thought they would all agree that that was the most convenient day for the whole country, and especially for working men. Mr Edward Jones seconded, and the resolution was agreed to. NEWCASTLE EMLYN LOCK-UP. It was decided that the seal of the Council be affixed to an agreement with the Carmarthenshire County Council relating to the Newcastle Emlyn lock-up, which is the joint possession of the two counties. RESIGNATION OF THE PUBLIC ANALYST. Dr. H. Lloyd Snape, of the U.C.W., Aberystwyth, sent in his resignation as public analyst for the county, having been appointed director of technical education under the Lancashire County Council. He said he had arranged that he would not be called upon to take up his new duties until 1st April next, hence he would be able to carry on his present work until the end of the quarter, by which time, perhaps, the Council could have appointed a successor. He wished to thank the Council for the unvarying support they had been good enough to accord him during his tenure of office, and he would like to express his admiration and gratitude for the loyal co-operation which he had uniformly received from the police authorities in the county. The Chairman said the resignation was one they would receive with the greatest regret. He pro- posed that they thank Dr Snape for the services he had rendered them, and offer their sincere con- gratulations to him upon having received such a valuable appointment. Ald. Peter Jones said he endorsed what the Chair- man bad said as to the value of Dr Snape's services. He was very attentive in his work, and avery genial member of the staff of the county. He was certain they were all pleased in one sense that his services had been appreciated to such an :extent as to be appointed to the important position of director of technical instruction for the premier county in England. At the same time it was a loss to them. He felt certain that Dr Snape took a keen interest in every thing appertaining to Cardiganshire, and he felt certain he would be able in other repects to render them valuable service. In connection with the fisheries, the district embracing Cardigan Bay, had now been joined to the Lancashire district, and the College authorities at Aberystwyth had recently made application for their assistance in a peculiar sense, and he thought, looking upon the part of his holding this position, as some advantage, in having a friend in court. And whatever feeling they had for him, would be reciprocated by Dr Snape in his new position. He seconded the resolution con- gratulating him on his appointment, and regretting the loss of his services as far as this county was concerned. The resolution was put to the meeting art carried unanimously. The question of the appointment of a successor was deferred until the next meeting. NO TRACE OF ARSENIC. Dr Lloyd Snape, the public analyst, reported that during the quarter which ended on the 31st Dec. last, 21 samples were submitted to him by Supt. Williams and Inspector Phillips for analysis. Of these, 11 consisted of beer, 6 of whisky, 3 of brandy' and 1 of gin. The only samples found to be adult- erated, were 3 of whisky. In these cases the vendors were prosecuted but, as the samples were only slightly below the minimum legal strength, each of the defendants was only ordered to pay the costs, these however to include the analyst's fee. Each of the samples of beer was carefully examined for such minute quantities of arsenic as have recently been shown to be introduced into beer by the use of certain makes of glucose or invert sugar; but the samples thus far submitted .to him, had not been thus contaminated. It should perhaps be added that one sample of beer, not included in the eleven mentioned above, was broken in transit and could not, therefore, be examined. FERTILISERS AND FEEDING STUFFS ACT. Professor J. Alan Murray reported that one sample of fertiliser and two of feeding stuffs had been submitted to him during the quarter. All the samples were drawn by the senders the two feeding stuffs were guaranteed and of satisfactory- quality. The guarantee of the sample of basic slag had not yet been communicated to him and the analysis showed it to be of low quality, both in respect of fineness and the proportion of phosphate it contained. INSPECTORS' REPORTS. Superintendent Williams said during the quarter he had inspected and stamped 3,410 weights, 187 measures, and 40 scales. Four suspected cases of sheep scab came to the knowledge of,the police of this division. In two cases the sheep were under treatment, when reported samples of the wool in the other two cases were sent to illr. Davies, veterinary surgeon, Lampeter, who failed to find any parasites. On the 31st October last, a farmer from Pontardulais attended a sheep fair at Llany- byther, accompanied by a sheep bitch which he lost at Llanybyther., After being at large for some time, she was killed at Llandyssul Station, in Carmarthenshire, alter biting a horse and many dogs. The head was duly sent to the Board of Agricultural in London, and it was feared (from her actions and coming from Pontardulais,a recently affected place), that the bit suffered from pabies. Form A as required by the Rabies order, 1897, was served upon three persons in Llandyssul Parish, requiring the isolation of four dogs and a heifer, and upon nine persons in Llanwenog Parish for the isolation of nine dogs and a sow. On the 28th November the isolated dog at Ffosyfald, Llanwenog, died, a post-mortem examination was made by Mr. Davies, veterinary surgeon. Lampeter. and the head was sent to the Hoard of Agriculture. On the 14th December a dog" was shot at Glynme- herin Farm. Llanwenog, because the owner believed t he dog suffered from rabies, after which he had a post-mortem made as before and the head sent to London, with the result that he was now glad to state that as far as could be ascertained by the Board in London the stray bitch from Pontardulais was not suffering from rabies, and there were no signs of any further trouble with this disease at present, and thefBoard of Agriculture were with drawing the notices of isolation of Animals. Sergt. Phillips reported that, five cases of sus- pected,swine fever were reported from the division to the Board of Agriculture, who caused the necessary examinations to be made in each case. It was afterwards declared that no swine fever existed. Several outbreaks of sheep scab had occurred during the quarter, and the precautioiis prescribed by the Act had been duly enforced. One conviction was obtained for removing sheep with- out a certificate. PROPOSED NEW POLLING STATION. Mr David Jenkins had given notice that he would move that an additional polling place be appointed in the Lledrod electoral division, the' same to be siiuated at Swyddffynon. In his absence the resolution was deferred. Aid. C. M. Williams j pointing out that even if the resolution was carried that day it would not be operative at the ilex: election. j THE CHIHF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. The Chairman drew attention t6 a report drawn ihn ^°nsta^e Howel Evans, issued to all t.Ule, ers Council giving interesting particuiars as to the police administration of the county during the past century. He considered the report an excellent one, and would like very much to thank the Chief Constable for having pre- pared it. It was most interesting, and instructive, ih.1 ?.n e^f Council he tendered their best r an wrr Constable for such a valuable record (Hear, hear). DINNER AT THE LION HOTEL. At the conclusion of the business, all the members officials, and press representatives adjourned to the Lion Hotel, where, through the kind and liberal hospitality of the Chairman, they were entertained to a sumptuous dinner, to mark the completion of his year of office in the chair. The company numbered about fifty. In proposing the toast of the health of the Chairman, Dr Lloyd said they all felt proud of Mr Vaughan Davies' conduct in the chair, he having filled it admirably.—The toast having been heartily received, the Chairman said it had given him great pleasure to preside at the ^i°Unnf ™fetings during the past year, and he was gla< to think his acts had earned their approval. He hoped they would meet again under such happy auspices next year (Hear, liear). I
LLANON. LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.—The trotting match and the spoits. ILLNESS.—We regret to say that the Rev. Mr. Davies, Vicar of Llanerchymedd, a native of Llanon is suffering from repeated attacks of paralysis. It is sincerely hoped that he will have a speedy recovery. r DEBATING roOCIETY.-The debating society has been further postponed owing chiefly to the indis- position of Mr D. D. Richards, B.A. The secret of the so far unprecedented success of this society wherein even ladies, without the slightest pressure have voluntarily taken part is, undoubtedly, owing to the fact that it is not confined to the elevated few and the upper ten but its doors are open to the rank and file. CONCERT.—The proceeds of the 'Children's Concert' held on St Valentine's evening amounted to k5, more or less. Considering the value of the tickets this amount is unexampled. The children will of course reap the results of their labours sometime in summer. Congratulations to the fas- cinating doorkeeper and the captains," the word to be taken in any sense. FOOTBALL. Three out of the five forwards play- ing with Aberayron versus Tregaron, on Thursday, Feb 21st were Llanonians, viz., Charley Paley, J. T. Lewis, and Reggie Jones; The Aeronites are fond of what is generally called under the Northern Rugby Union kidnapping." Until quite recently their repeated overtures have been firmly and steadfastly refused, but perseverance will have its day. NEUADDFAWR AND TIVYSIDE FOXHOUNDS. A joint meeting of the above packs took place on the Llandyssul Racecourse on Friday morning at 11-30. Over fifty horses took the field. The two masters, Mr T. H. R. Hughes, of the Neuadd- fawr pack, and Major Pryce of the Tivyside, were present' and hundreds of pedestrians joined the hunt.
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Board of Guardians. Monday, February 25th. Present: Mr William Morris, vice-chairman, presiding Messrs E. Fossett Robert, J J. James, T. E. Salmon, Rev. T. A. Penry, Edwin Morris, Aberystwyth; Rev. John Davies, Ce tlanvmaesmawr; Lewis Richards and J. Morgan, C.Vtnr',iei,ol Thos. Jenkins, Cyfoetbybrenin J. B. Morgan, Cynnullmawr R. Jones, Henllys James Jones, Llanbadarn Lower; David Morgan and Thus. Powell, Llanfihangel Upper; Evan Richards, Llinfihanarel Lower; E. J. Evans, Llangwyrvfon D.J Morris, Llanilar; Evan Lewis, Llan Haminiog; J -in .Jones, Llan Mefenydd J. E. James, Melindwr; Thomas James, Tret'eirig; R. Thomas, .Tyry- ri/nach; David Lioyd. Vaenor issa; with Mr H i,4h Hughes, clerk: J. Llewelyn, assistant-clerk; Dr Honsall, medical officer; and the relieving L STATISTICS. Amount of out-reliet administered during the PI-, <r fortnight per T. Vaughan, relieving officer, £ 50 8 158 paupers; corresponding period last year, 1-3 12-. to 169 paupers. Per J. Morgan, £ 49 19s. t., 143 paupers; corresponding period last year, j-. to 152 paupers. Per J. J. Hughes, £ 42 2s. ) t'il pauu^rs; corresponding period last year, J: 7., io 151 paupers. MASTER'S REPOHT. ui Master reported that the British Women's T .i[»eranw Association had given the inmates a "1, when some of the lallies presided at the t:, 1-s. The tea was followed by an entertaiment. dr T. E. Salmon proposed a vote of thanks to the A .f.iation for their kindness to the inmates E. J. Evans seconded and the proposition was ca rried. RATING OF LICENSED PROPERTY. communication was read from the Hunslet Ul in favour of a more equitable distributio of 1 the rates on licensed property. The following resolution was enclosed :—" That in the opinion of the Guardians of this Union the system under which the tenants of licensed property are required to pay the whole of the local rates assessed in respect thereof, notwithstanding that the rateable value of such property has been in many cases enhanced solely through the competition of brewers in buying up licensed houses so as to secure the trade for themselves, is both inequitable and unjust. That it is desirable that the rating acts should be so amended as to provide that under such circumstances the rates be apportioned between the tenant and landlord, the tenant to pay the rates on an assessment upon the amount of his rent, and the landlord the remainder; that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Local Government Board, the Poor Law Union Associa- tion, and the local members of Parliament." On the proposition of Mr T. E. Salmon, the letter was laid on the table. NEW DIETARY TABLES. The Rev T. A. Penry submitted the new dietary tables for the consideration of the Board. A letter was read from Dr. Bonsall, medical officer, stating that the tables were satisfactory as to quality and variety. Rev T. A. Penry proposed that the tables be passed, and the proposition was carried. SALARY OF MEDICAL OFFICERS. The Committee appointed to consider the salaries of the medical officers of the LIanilar and Rheidol districts recommended that the salary of the Medical Officer of the Llanilar district remain as at present, viz., £45 per annum, and that the salary of the Medical Officer of the Rheidol district be in- creased from £20 to iE30 per annum. Mr Salmon proposed the adoption of the recom- mendation. Mr E. J. Evans seconded, and it was carried. APPOINTMENT, In accordance with jnotice of motion Mr E. J. Evans proposed that Dr J. Arthur Rees be appointed district medical officer and public vaccinator for the Llanilar district, in the place of Dr J. E. Hughes resigned. The proposition was agreed to, the salary to be £45. INCREASE OF SALARY, The Rev John Davies proposed that the salary of Mr J. J. Hughes be increased from £56 to £58 per annum. The proposition was passed. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE DEVIL'S BRIDGE RAILWAY. A special meeting of this Council was held after the Board meeting to consider the application of the Rheidol Railway Co., for the railway to cross the roads at Llanbadarn, Glanrafon, Rhiwarthen, Ty- llwyd and Aberffrwd, upon the level on condition that no gates be fixed across the road. The Clerk explained that if the erection of a bridge was necessary it would'entail a great deal of expense, as the company would have to purchased a large portion of the land on either side, but if the Board granted their application the line would be placed on the level road and gratings would be fixed in order to stop cattle etc to get on the line. On the proposition of Mr E. J. Evans it was de- cided to grant the application,
LLANDDEW1-BREFI. ETHOLIAD Y CYXGOH SlItOL.-Pi-y(inawn Gwener diweddaf, yn Ysgoldy y Bwrdd yn y He hwn, yr oedd Mr Jenkin Lloyd, arolygydd swyddogol cyn- orthwyol, yn derbyn papyrau enwi rliai i fod yn aelodau ar y Cyngor Sirol yn y rhanbarthau can- lynol: Llanddewi-Brefi, Tregaron, Llangeitho, a Nantcwnlle. Y rhai cyntaf i wneud en hym- ddangosiad ydoedd Mri David Davies a J. W. Ed- wards, a darfu iddynt gyflwyno dau bapur yn enwi yr hen aelod dros ranbarth Llanddewi-Brefi, sef Mr Davies, .Werndriw. Yn nesaf wele Mri D. J. Williams a E. Evans, Tregaron, yn dyfod a sypyn o bapurau yn enwi Mr Williams, yr hen aelod dros Tregaron. Mr John Morgan a ddaeth a phapur yn enwi Mr Thomas Davies, yr hen aelod dros Llatl- geitho. Mri David Edwards, Llwynygroes, a David Jones, Bwlchyllan, a ddaetbant a phapurau yn enwi Mr Dan Jenkins, yr hen aelod dros ranbarth Nantycwnlle. Gan na enwyd nebarall i wrthwyneou yr hen aelodau, y maent, drwy hyny, wedi eu hethol am y tair blynedd nesaf eto. Y mae y ped- war yn Ymneillduwyr a Rbyddfrydwyr goleuedig. Y mae swn brwydr rhyngom a Llanbedr, ac y mae Mr W. Rees, Lletemsais, yn gwrthwynebu Mr J. J. Davies, yr hen aelod dros renbarth Llanfair a Chellan. Dywedai Mr Rees ei fod wedi ymladd chwech-arihugain o frwydrau, a'i fod yn pender- fynu ymladd deg-ar-hugain cyn marw.