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BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. ORDINARY MONTHLY MEETING. TRANSACTION OF IMPORTANT BUSINESS. The monthly meeting of the above Board was held on Tuesday afternoon last, at the Clerk's Offices, Cadoxtou-Bavry, when there were pre- sent:—Mr J. Cory, J.P. (chairman), Rev Canon Allen, Messrs E. D. Jones, J. Robinson, P. J. O'Donnell, Jenkin .Jones, J. C. Meggitt, Edward Hughes, Lewis Williams, J.P., and VV. Thomas; with Mr J.C. Pardoe, surveyor; D1" Neale, medical officer; Mr J. A. Hughe. clerk; and Mr C. Howe, collector. The minutes of the previous ordinary meeting and two special meetings were read by the Clerk, and duly signed by the Chairman. THE SEWER ON BARRY ISLAMO. Mr Meggitt remarked that at the special meet- ing of the Board held last week, he gave notice to move the rescindment of a resolution passed in connection with the proposed purchase of the existing sewer on Barry Island. The Clerk had since informed him that, according to the stand- ing orders of the Board, he could not do so that day, because a month's notice would have to be given. However, he wished to explain that he was not opposed to the Board taking over the sewer, but felt that it should not be paid for until 150 houses had been erected on the Island. If the purchase was made on the same basis as the Wenvoe Estate sewer, and the words of equal rateable value omitted from the present stipulations, his views would be met. THE Pl'BLIO WORKS COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Drainage. The Clerk read a lengthy report submitted by the Public Works Committee of the Board, which commenced by dealing with the matter of Mr Walker's proposal to construct drainage in connection with certain new property near Holton, and recommending that the permis- sion of the Board be given thereto. Plans were also submitted, and it was explained that Mr VYralker would accept payment for the work when the sanction of the Local Government Board was obtained for the general scheme. -It was agreed that the offer be accepted. of a large number of proposed new houses, and the laying-out of several streets, in the district were approved of, together with those of a new Methodist Chapel in Pontypridd- street, Cadoxton-Barry. fn one case, that ot the Holton Estate, the required sanction could not be given, inasmuch as a proposed road had not been passed by the Court of Quarter Sessions. The (fas Main*.—A letter was read from Mr F. M. Harries, engineer and secretary of the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company, pointing out thaf the trunk mains of the gas scheme, could not be laid until the company had received some definite information from the Board as to the line of roads which were to be made.—In reply to Mr E. Hughes, the Surveyor said plans of the pro- posed new roads had been prepared.—Mr E. D. Jones thought that the company had already had all the information the Board could give them.— The Surveyor: Yes. The Chairman enquired what reply could be sent to the letter.—Mr Jones They may come to the Surveyor's ollice to see the plans for themselves. — Mr Lewis illiams pointed out the difficulty the company was in- they could not lay the pipes until they knew the exact line the road would take. He thought they had better have a copy of the plans to submit to the com- pany.—The Clerk said he had already placed before the company the exact position of the Board.—Mr Williams Can we not give them a copy of the plans '!—The Clerk it is very unusual for a local authority to tnrnish plans.—Mr Williams: I think we ought to get these public bodies as much towards one another as possible. Mr E. I). Jones We have done so. — Dr O'Donnell pointed out that it would mean two or three days' work for the sur- veyor to prepare supplementary plans, and said they could come' to the surveyor's office to copy them if they wished.—Mr Jones That will not be supplying them with a copy. — Mr E. Hughes thought they had better meet the company as much as possible, because it would be very incon- venient to be without gas for another winter again. -The Chairman fully agreed.—Mr Robin- son If any alterations will be made in the line of road the company will be in the same position as the board.—The Chairman Yes I think it is a pity we cannot give them definite instructions.— Aftea a few further remarks, on the motion of Mr Robinson, seconded by Mr E. Hughes, it was resolved that the board furnish the company with a copy of the plans of the proposed line of roads. The Railway (,'ricmnce. — A letter was read from Mr O. H. J one*, J. P., Fonmon Castle, enclosing a copy of the resolutions passed at the public meeting lately held at Cadoxton-Barry in favour of a system of through tickets and commu- nication to all stations over the different lines of railway between Cardiff and Barry and rice versa, and asking the Board to support- the same with its approval.—The Chairman expJainert that the concessions sought, except I..IHough carriages, had been granted.—Mi: Robinson:Yes.—The Chair- man: Through communication will come by-and- bye.—Mr Williams did not think it would be advisable to go to the Railway Commissioners, as threatened in one of the resolutions. The Chair- man I dout think it will be necessary now, because some of the facilities have been granted. -Mr Robinson: I think these resolutions were only intended to strengthen the hands of the Barry Directors. The Chairman:! think so, I don't think anything was intended against the Barry Company. The Clerk The second resolu- tion was asomewhat peremptoryfone.—Mr Meggitt moved, and Mr \Y. 'Thomas seconded, that they resolutions be approved of.-This was agreed to unanimously. Tender. -The report recommended that a tender for J38, for mounting the plan of the district, be approved of. The Board awl the. County (Jonncil.- The Public Works Committee suggested that the Board should accept the duties delegated to them by the County Council with reference to granting of licenses for explosives, &c., within the district, under their jurisdiction.Mr Jones: Have we any option in the matter?—The Clerk thought they had. -The Chairman agreed, although he did not believe the would exercise any option in the matter.— Mi" Jones: 0, no; I thought it was only a mild way of their putting it, and we were bound to accept the duties.- It was then resolved to undertake the work. Application for m Theatrical Licence.—The report recommended that the application of Mr Johnson, of the Prince of Wales' Theatre, Penarth, for a theatrical license, available for Cadoxton, be granted.- TheCleik said he had consulted Mr Morris, the magistrates' clerk at Penarth, and he had informed him that certain forms were to- be filled as to the applicant's good behaviour, &c. He had written to Messrs Shaw and Sons, London, for the necessary forms.—The Chairman: Then the application had better come before the Board again.—The Clerk: You may grant a license temporarily. The building will only be a wooden one.—The Chairman: Can we giant licenses before the buildings are put up ?—The Clerk: Yes.—A conversation then took place with regard to the applicant's character.—Mr E. I). Jones thought the Local Board at Penarth had almost refused to grant a license in some case the other day. — Mr E. Hughes: Only two members of the Board objected to the application. 1 have heard that Mr Johnson is a good man, and his place of entertainment well conducted.Mr Lewis Williams: Perhaps, before we grant a license, enquires had better be made. At Cardiff, last year, some difficulty was experi enced in cases where licenses had been granted, and the licenses were almost withdrawn. Mr Jones said he had made enquiries himself to Superintendent Wake, and he said Mr Johnson's place was well conducted, and he was a very respectable man.Mr Williams pointed out that in some places of this kind songs of a low order were sung, and this should not be allowed.—The Clerk replied that this case was not a music hall —only a theatre.—The-Chairman suggested that a license be granted for six months, and if the theatre would be properly conducted, that it be extended to a longer period. This was unani- mously agreed to. Seamen's Hoardiinj Hon-■(,s. nu-Mr I). J. Austin having applied for a license to keep a seamen's boarding house at. Cadoxton-Barry, the public works committee could not recommend that the sam be granted, inasmuch as the Board had yet no code of bye-laws to regulate the same. —Dr. O'Donnell felt that it would be well to keep the men in the "neighbourhood as much as possible.— The Board concurred in this view, and urged that bye-laws be framed as soon as possible.—Mr W. Thomas said he had seen Supt. Wake last Satur- day, and he had promised to render any assistance in his power to the Board with regard to the matter of boarding houses.—The Chairman It would be advisable, perhaps, to obtain his assist- ance in framing the bye-laws.- Mr Thomas Yes. -The subject then dropped. Inspectorate of Loebjuuj Houses.—The appoint- ment of Police-Sergeant Gill was recommended as inspector of common lodging houses, at a salary of JB5 per annum. Hydrants.—A letter was read from Mr J. A. B. Williams, consulting engineer, suggesting the fixing of 45 hydrants in the district by the Gas and Water Company. The. Tele//hone.—Application was made by the Barry Dock and Railways Company for permission to erect telephone poles between Barry Dock Station and the residence of Captain Davies, the doekmaster. A Public Petition.—A letter was read from Mr David Jones, of the firm of Messrs D. Jones and Co., Cadoxton-Barry, asking the Board to support an accompanying petition to the Barry Dock and Railways Company praying that their new private road leading from Cadoxton co Barry, via Barry Dock, be thrown open for omnibus traffic. The petition urged that such concession would be a great convenience to the public.—Mr Robinson did not think the directors would allow 'busses to run under the tips.—Mr E. Hughes agreed that the public, especially those of Barry Dock, would benefit by the arrangement asked for.- In reply to a question, the Clerk pointed out that, accord- ing to the petition, the 'busses would run under the tips. Mr Hughes thought that must be a mistake; he believed that the petition only applied as far as Barry Deck. -The Clerk The petition says from Cadoxton to Barry Dock. —Mr E. D. Jones The Cadoxton people, as usual, do not know what they want—they are not agreed. (Laughter.)—A suggestion was made that Mr Da, id Jones be called in to explain.—The Clerk He will come if sent for.—Dr. O'Donnell: As there seems to be a doubt in the matter, I think we better ask Mr Jones to come in. —Mr Thomas concurred.—Mr Jones was then sent for, and on his arrival said, in reply to the Chairman, that it was intended to start the 'busses from the Witchill Hotel, through Barry-road, Main-street, Iddes- leigh-street, Vere-street, thence along the com- pany's new road, alongside Barry Dock, to East Barry.The Chairman: You intend going through to Barry?—Mr Jones: Yes, sir; that is in the petition.—The Chairman: Under the tips?—Mr Jones Yes. The company is not formed, but that is the intention of the promoters.—Mr Edward Hughes: Was it not intended to go to dock only ?—Mr Jones No, it was considered advisable to go through to Barry, so that both ends might benefit by the 'busses—both Barry and Cadoxton.—Mr Meggitt: Do you propose running to the dock gates ?—-Mr Jones: No.— The Chairman How often will the 'busses run ?— Mr Jones That is not quite decided yet. —Mr E. Hughes It is hoped that the 'busses can run II every hour, and, if necessary, every ten minutes. -The Chairman What is the entire distance you intend running ?—Mr Jones: From the Witchill Hotel to East Barry—about two or three miles.— Mr Robinson said if it was only to the dock they wanted to go, they need not disturb the company's metals, but if they intended going through to East Barry he did not think the com- pany would allow it, because it would be both inconvenient and dangerous.—Mr Jones: If we cannot have consent to go to East Barry, I hope we shall be allowed to go to Barry Dock.—Mr I Robinson As member of the Board I might say that I do not think there will be any objection on the part of the company to the omnibuses running as far as the graving dock and the entrance to the dock, but if they went through the metals would be interfered with. —The Chair- man We are only considering this as a Board the company may do as they like.—Mr Robinson Certainly.—Mr E. Hughes then moved that the seal of the Board bt affixed to the petition.—The Chairman If it is for the benefit of the district I think there can be no harm in it.—Mr Meggitt pointed out that it was a private enterprise, and, perhaps, it was not for a public board to interfere in the matter. The Chairman If it will benefit the public generally it does not matter whether it is a private or public enterprise.—Mr E. Hughes: Hear, hear.-After a brief desultory conversation, Mr E. D. Jones suggested that the object of the promoters might he met by passing a resolution asking the company to throw open the road for public traffic, and then if private money-making concerns chose to use the road the Board would have nothing to do with them. Let them throw open the road to the public, and any rival companies might use it in the same way. It would appear like giving a monopoly if the dock company granted a right to one company only.— The Chairman did not think any monopoly was intended.—Mr E. Hnghes: No; it is only the public benefit is intended.—Mr E. D. Jones: Then I will move that representations be made to the Barry Dock and Railways Company as to the desirability of throwing open to the public such portions of their road as they thought fit, with a view to their being used for 'bus and general traffic. We would not in this way be supporting any par- ticular company or petition.—The Chairman: If this resolution is passed to-day, it will come before the directors this week.—Mr E. Hughes That is the intention. -The Chairman: Very well.—Mr Hughes And I hope you will support the appli- cation, Mr Chairman, at the meeting.—The Chair- man 0, certainly I will do all I can to support it.—Mr Hughes Thank you.—A resolution was then framed embracing the remarks of Mr E. D. Jones, and asking the company to throw open the road.—Mr Meggitt Would you not introduce the word "suggests" instead of "asks."—The Chairman suggested the word "requests."—Mr E. D. Jones We cannot request, Mr Chairman, we can only ask. —Mr Meggitt pointed out that it might be explained to the directors that the esta- blishment of 'bus traffic to the dock would be advantageous to the public of the district of Barry and Cadoxton. —The Chairman agreed.—Mr E. D. Jones But they cannot go under the tips. u-A qnestion was asked as to the liahility to repair the road if the concession asked of the company be obtained, and the Chairman said it would be only fair for the Board to do any repairs required if the public used it. Mr Robinson did not think that the company would ever hand over the road entirely to the public. —-Mr E. D. Jones' resolution was then agreed to unanimously. The Surveyor. -The public works committee re- commended that the surveyor (Mr Pardoe) be granted a month's holiday. On the motion of Mr Robinson, seconded by Mr Jenkin Jones, it was resolved that the public works committee's report be adopted as read. FINANCE. The report of the collector (Mr Howe), for the month was read. MEDWAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr Neale read his report for the month of July, which showed that the number of births during that period was 27, 13 of which were males and 14 females, which was at the rate of 40'5 per 1000 per annum of the population. The number of deaths was seven, representing a rate of 10'5 per 1000 per annum. There had been an epidemic of measles of a mild type in the district, but it was rapidly disappearing. There had also been one imported case of typhoid fever. He wished to re- port a very great nuisance in connection with a leakage in the scavenger's tumble cart, and also desired to inform the Board that the scavenger commenced his rounds in some of the principal streets of the town at an early hour in the even- ing. --Mr Jones Our attention has been drawn to this before.—Mr E. Hughes said it was a most disgraceful thing to see the scavenger's cart out' so early as it was. Only on the previous evening he saw it going along Vere-street between twenty minutes and a quarter to nine, when there were scores of people about, and the stench was most shocking and disgusting.—The Surveyor: The scavenger says he does not go out until nine o'clock.—Mr E. Hughes Scores of people can prove it. The man defies us, and it is high time that something should be done to put a stop to this horrible nuisance. —I)r O'Donnell said he was out one evening, and met the scavenger's cart. The man had occasion to raise the shafts, and several gallons of foul liquid flowed out of the cart on to the road. (A sensation.)—Enquiry having been made as to the time at which the scavenger was supposed to commence his rounds, the Clerk explained that, according to the terms of the contract, he was subject to instructions from the Board, through the surveyor, but a time table submitted by the scavenger had been agreed to by the board, and this specified that he was to start at nine o'clock. -Mr Hughes: Something ought to be done at once in the interests of de- cency. Mr Thomas asked, if the man was in- structed to go out at a later hour, could he finish his work before morning. Soveral members were of opinion that that could be done.—The Chair- man If there is a leakage in the cart, you cannot blame the scavenger; it is the Board are to blame. The Surveyor said he had tried to get the cart repaired by a local blacksmith.—Dr O'Donnell gave notice to move at the next meeting that the present arrangement as to time be rescinded, and that the scavenger should not commence his rounds in future before ten o'clock in the summer, and nine in the winter. -Mr Jenkin Jones was not surprised at the position they were in. When the present contract was made he advocated that it be given to the old scavenger (Jones). They had no trouble with the old one, and he did his work very well. He told the board of it at. the time.— Mr E. 1). Jones We had no trouble at all with the old scavenger.—Mr E. Hughes said this man persisted in going out before the time arranged, it was of no use telling him not to do so.— After some further remarks on the subject, it was agreed that the matter be considered by the public works committee, and that the clerk be re- quested to write officially to the scavenger direct- ing him not to go out until nine o'clock, and not to visit the principal streets until eleven o'clock at night. -A suggestion to appoint a deputation of members to see the scavenger elicited from the clerk the remark that the scavenger would feel honoured if a deputation from the board waited upon him.—Dr O'Donnell repeated his notice to move at the next meeting a resolution rescinding the present arrangement as to time with the scavenger.—The subject of the "odoriferous" nuisance then dropped. "lORE POLICE WANTED. Mr Meggitt gave notice to move "That the seal of the Board be affixed to a memorial asking the Joint Police Committee for the county of Glamor- gan to station additional police at Barry and Cadoxton, and to provide cell accommodation in each place." There was, he said, never too many police in Barry or Cadoxton, and at the present time they were in need of an additional number in the district. Now the dock was open, a large number of sailors came to the neighbourhood, and a larger number still would come as the trade at the dock increased. As they all knew seafaring men, when they came ashore, often got under the influence of drink, and a police cell was required in Cadoxton-Barry. They had a branch in Barry certainly, but he thought they ought to have prosier cell accommodation both in Barry and Cadoxton. He, therefore, would move that a memorial be sent to the police committee, and that copies of the same be forwarded to the Chief Constable and Mr Supt. Wake. He had seen Supt. Wake in the matter, but had not been able to see Colonel Lindsay.—Mr Thomas: What num- ber of additional police do you suggest ?—Mr Meggitt: I don't suggest any number.—Mr Thomas proceeded to say that he had also seen Supt. Wake, and he had suggested that two men men be stationed at Barry, and one at Sully (who could also have supervision over Palmerstown, thus relieving the Cadoxton-Barry police of some of their present duty.) He felt that a policeman was required at Sully, because sailors 'often passed through the village to the dock. It was about the only place with a railway station in the district that had no policeman stationed there.— The Chairman Do you second Mr Meggitt ?—Mr Thomas Yes, I will.—Mr E. Hughes asked why should they have two new policemen at Barry and only one at Cadoxton-Barry ?—Dr O'Donnell did not think that would be fair.—Mr Hughes: There is a much larger population in Cadoxton than in Barry.—The Clerk said that Police-sergeant Gill had charge of the Cadoxton-Barry district, and Police-sergeant Evans the Barry district. The latter had only one man to assist him, and when he was on duty during the day, Barry was practically unprotected at night.—The Chairman suggested that they should name some definite number, so that the police committee might know what to consider.—Mr Meggitt said the police were agreeable to the proposal of having two for Barry and one at Cadoxton-Barry, and that a cell be provided at each place.—The Clerk again made a remark, pointing out that the police liked to remain at the police-station.—The Chairman: We must not listen to the police always.—It was eventually agreed to petition for two additional constables for Barry, two for Cadoxton-Barry, and one for Sully (who would also have the super- vision of Palmerstown), the Chairman remarking they might as well ask for enough at once, be- cause they might not get all they asked for.-On the suggestion of Mr Meggitt, it was also resolved that the Clerk should draft a copy of petition, and that signatures be obtained from outside with the view of strengthening the application, it being remarked that the police would take the petition round the district for signatures.—Messrs E. Hughes and Dr P. J. O'Donnell were told off to witness the affixing of the Board's seal to the petition. THE BOARD IN SECRET CONCLAVE. The Clerk said there was another matter for con- sideration, in connection with the proposed infec- tious diseases hospital, but he thought it advisable that this should not be made public, and it was for the board to determine whether the reporters should be allowed to remain, or requested to leave.—The Chairman The business of the board is over with this exception, I suppose?—The Clerk: Yes.— The Chairman Then the reporters can be in- formed to that effect. THE PROPOSED CIFT OF SEATS ON THE COMMON. Dr O'Donnell: I have a question to ask with regard to the seats proposed to be erected on the Common. I should like to ask the Clerk whether a reply has been received from Mrs Jenner in con- nection with the application for permission to place them there.—The Clerk No I have re- ceived no reply.—Dr O'Donnell said the press had accused Mr Chappell of withdrawing from his offer, and he had felt it very keenly. [This re- mark the speaker repeated, apparently with the view of giving it due impression upon the minds of the members]. Continuing, Dr O'Donnell said I beg to propose that the gift be accepted by the board, and that the seats be placed on the Common at once.-Mr E. Hughes: I will second that. The Clerk did not think there would be any objection offered by the lady of the manor.—The Chairman agreed that there would be no difficulty. —The motion was, therefore, carried. The journalistic representatives of the public had then to beat a retreat, and the board was left to consider the sacred secret of the infectious diseases hospital in camera.