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PORTHCAWL SEWAGE WORKS1 LOAN
PORTHCAWL SEWAGE WORKS 1 LOAN. "SURCHARGE" CANARD EXPOSED. I Through the inaccuracy, or worse, of a nw correspondent, a ridiculous report w&s circulated last week-end that the mem- bers oi Porthcawl Council had "let themselves ia" fo<- a. considerable amount by rashly en- gaging in public work for which the Local Government Board now refused to sanction a loan. Needless to say, there was no truth in this absurd canard, and a letter from the Council'- legal clerk, Mr. Evan Danes, has effectively disposed of it. The report seems to have originated in this Way. On Saturday a paragraph appeared in a -CtrdifE daily, stating, on the authority of a correspondent, that "the Local Govern- ment Board has allowed only X949 of the JE2,400 which the Porthcawl Council applied for as a. loan to defray expenditure for cer- tain "wem,e works," and which (the para- graph went on to say) had already bee nspent. Hence "the balance (JE1,451) will therefore b&ve to be defrayed by the Councillors them- saves. THE CLERK'S REPLY. To tIIII pretty story the legal clerk to the OouTtcO &t once replied in the columns of the Mma paper as published the report. After ttigmatising the letter as "grossly inaccurate and miele&ding," the letter went on to ex- piain the whole matter thus:—"My Council applied to the Board for an excess loan oi I JE2,400 in respect of sewerage work, and asked that & certain portion of the !oa.H be 8SBO- tioned immediately, and the remainder stand ove* nutil such time as it is required. The Loo&! QoTemment Board have, in accordance wltft the Council's request, sanctioned the
PORTHCAWL NONAGENARIANS II DEAD
PORTHCAWL NONAGENARIANS DEAD. IN DEATH NOT DIVIDED." POI'tho&wl has lost two of her oldest inhabi- tants in the persons of Mr. and Mrs. James Pea-rco, who had attained the great ages re- spectively of 94 and 92, and who have passed
RECOGNITION SERVICES.—The recogni- tion scrvicea of the Rev. J. P. Southwell, late of Bo
PENYBONT RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL
PENYBONT RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. DR. RANDALL'S QUARTERLY REPORT. I The ordinary monthly meeting of the Peny- bont Rural District Council was held on Satur- day at the Union Omces, Bridgend, Mr. Wm. Evans in the chair. There were also present: Col. J. I. D. Nicholl, Messrs. Geo. Jeanes, D. H. Price, J. T. Salathiel, W. A. Howell, Thos. Butler, Tbos. Davies, Jenkin Jones, T. Woods, Thoa. Prescott, John Dunn, W. B. Loreluck, John Evans, Edward Morgan, and Rev. T. D. Bevan, with the clerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox) and other omcers. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. I The Medical Omcer (Dr. Wyndham Randall) presented his report for the September quar- ter. The population was practically the same as for the last quarter, namely, 22,170. There had been 162 births, and 62 deaths. The latter included: 4 phthisis, 5 cancer, 6 pneumonia, and 8 cardiac. There was only one death from zymotic disease, namely a case of diphtheria. The births equalled a rate of 28.81 (which was 4.65 below the rate for the corresponding quarter for the last ten years), while the deaths equalled an annual rate of 11.03 (1.65 below the average rate for the cor- responding quarter for the last 10 years). INFANTILE -IIORT-A.LITY, I There were 10 dea-tha of Infants under one year, 13 deaths of children under two, and 16 deaths under nve. Thepe were equal to an annual rate of, respectively, SI.73, 80.35, and 89.73 per 1,000 births. INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Twenty-eight cases of infectious diseases had been notified dm-mg the quarter. These included 15 cases of scarlet fever, 10 of diph- theria., and 3 of erysipelas. "There has not been of late," the report addedy "so many caees of erysipelas notined, but such as they are they all come from the Western Division." The rate for the quarter for infectious dis- eases was equal to an annual prevalence rate of 4.98, which was 1.90 below the annual aver- age rate, and 7.10 below the rate for the last qTmrter. RefeTring to the work of the newly- appointed lady health visitors, the report said that of the number of babies visited by these ladSea the proportion of naturally-fed babies was 66 per cent.—"a. percentage," added Dr. Randall, "which it is hoped will be improved upon." Arising out of the report, Mr. T. Butler called attention to the fact that the case of diphtheria at Maesteg was in a house over- looking the lagoons of the Maesteg Sewage Works. He raised the question whether there was any connection between the two facts. From personal experience, he could testify that when they were emptying the lagoons into the river, the stench was abonun- &ble. Col. J. 1. D. Nicholl, referring to the pollu- tion of the river, said he walked into Bridgend every day, and had to choose which side of the river he should go by, according to the wind. Mr. W. A. Howell: This question has been debated time after time in this Council, and we seem impotent. There i& ample over- whelming evidence of the pollution of the river. Colonel Nicholl &aid the Council had been put off by the statement that. Maesteg in- tended spending JE20.000 on the works. Then the war came on. Often the sewage was car- ried back up the rtver by the tide. He did not know how the Bridgend people could stand it. Mr. J. T. Salathiet moved, and it was car- ried, that the Medical Omoer report on the oases that had been mentioned. NEW WATER SUPPLY. I Terms arranged provisionally with the Mer- thyrma.wr, Ihjnraven and Uanharan Estates for water supplies from Tynycwm, RhiwceiHog, and UcheJ Oleu Springs respectively were con- sidered and agreed to, and Mr. J. T. Salathiel moved that the work should be proceeded with at once. Mr. W. A. Howell, however, thought that as they would not require all the new sources of water supply at once, and economy of re- sources was very desfrable just now, it would be better to proceed with one nrst, leaving the others till they were needed. He proposed they should start with the Tynycwm Spring, at a cost of ;C2DO. He did so because that spring would supplement the supply for two places-Pencoed and Coychurch Higher. < Mr. G. Jeanes seconded, and it was carried. SLIPPERY ROADS. The question of the dangerous state of tar- sprayed roads came up for discussion. As re- gards the complaint from Ynysawdre, the Sur- veyor (Mr. E. Jenkins) reported that he had had the roads "gritted." Mr. J. T. Salathiel thought that represen- tations should be made to the County Council. The matter was realty serious. There had been two fatal accidents at Pencoed, "and what we are doing, the county ought to do." This was agreed to, Mr. W. A. Howell say- ing that the county roads were very danger- ous. Rev. T. D. Bevan could bear out that state- ment. The road near the Pelican Inn—(toud laughter)—was very slippery indeed. CORNELLY DRAIN. I Mr. T. Woods, on behalf of the committee appointed to interview the landowner and ten- ants at Cornelly, who opposed the Council's scheme for dealing with Cornelly's drainage problem, presented his report The commit- tee had seen Mrs. Bowen, the landowner j and she had consented to let the scheme go through, on certain conditions, among them being the payment of a certain nominal an- i nual rent, and an undertaking on the part of the Council that the scheme should be re- viewed later-after a year or two—in the lighb of experience. The committee recommended that Mrs. Bowen's terms be accepted. This was agreed to ,Mr. D H. Price moving that the clerk be directed to draw up the agreement, and Col. NichoII that the surveyor be directed to commence the work as so
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ECCENTRICTIES OF A ROARER
ECCENTRIC!TIES OF A "ROARER." BRIDGEND MAN'S JEtO HORSE. At Bridgend Police Court on Saturday, Patrick Lynch, lodging-house keeper, Bridg- end, was charged with working a horse in an I unnt state in Bridgend Road, Blackmill, on October 11th. P.O. Mendua deposed that on the day in question he saw defendant driving a horse, which was attached to a waggon laden with rags and bones. The horse was broken- winded, and defendant was whipping it, so as to accelerate its ascent. At the summit of the hill, the horse fell in an exhausted condi- tion, and was prostrate for ten minutes, until, nnally, defendant succeeded in getting it up on its legs, completely "done up." Witness asked defendant why he forced the horse up so steep a hill, and he made answer that "he was a bit of a roarer. Defendant: He's always got up other times, and I was bound to go up the hill. I couldn't stop there always. I couldn't help it. I have been driving there for 14 years." The Superintendent: We don't complain of the condition of the horse. Defendant, in reply to the Court, said he gave JE10 for the animal about five months ago. The constable: He didn't rest the horse on this occasion as he generally does. The Magistrates did not convict, but called upon Lynch to pay 4s. costs.
PORTHCAWL. POOR BtATE.—Porthcawl overseers on Mond'sy Waning decided to call for a 2s. 4d. r&te. The total rate for the six months will be 4a. im the &. I
KENFIG HILL MAN IN MESOPOTAMIA
KENFIG HILL MAN IN MESOPO- TAMIA. LAND OF DUST AND FUES. Me. D. H. Price, Kem6g Hill, haa received another highly graphic and interestina letter from his son, Sergt. A. D. Pric., who is in Meeopotamia,. Sergt. Price writes as follows, under date 14th Autzmst laat:— We ate now at another rest camp further from the firing line, refitting and waiting— for I don't know what. Before coming here we had been up to the nring line, and had sent a few rounds over the river at the Turks. The heat has been quite nendiah during the last .six or seren weeks—123 degs. in the shade is no joke, I can assure you. Now we are treated with strong hot westerly winds, laden with duet, and horrible to face. Thank goodness, they die down to a nice breeze in the eTcning, and the duet settles. The nights now down here are beautiful. I sleep (we all do) in the open, of course; not in the tents, and the cool breeze, and the comparatiTC ab- sence of mosquitoes and sand-niea combine to giro one a perfect night. It was not so in July, while up the line. Ther nighta were hot and thick with insects, the worst being the sand-nies, which are so smaU that they penetrate your netting and your blankets even, and bite like anything. I uaed to retire clad in under-pante, socka, a net round my head a.nd neck, and all inside a mosquitoe curtain, with my hands and face smeared with paramn oil or vaseline, when available. Talk about sweat and misery! We had to keep in our tents between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to try to sleep, with the mercury steadily climbing up'and threatening to over- now the tube. I was pretty eeed y for about three or four weeks. Had what the doctor called "catarrh/' though it was & kind of fever. My temperature used to mount with monotoBoua regularity to 104 in the after-j noona, and sink to 101 degs. in the momtoga., I didn't go to hoepitaJ, as I did not want to get separated from the battery, but waa treated by the brigade ctootof—got doeed w!th quinme, etc. I got better «nd strengthened slowly, acud am now 6t agant, and my lega don't !oo6t quite so mucB tike No. 11, oW Kuj) tegs, as we caD them. We are c!oae to the rivet again, and I aaan- age to bathe every day, and the weather is slightly cooler. I could hardly recognise the old river when I saw it this time—shrunk into a mere shadow of itself in April, and choked with sandbanks. Of course, I had read tba& it dropped to a depth of about 4 to 6ft., but still it surprised me to walk over a quarter of a mile of what was once a turbed rapid flood so as to reach the present water's edge. We are more comfortable than we were a month ago. A fine double-ny E.P. tent, about 15ft. by 30ft., holds seven sergeants; so you see we are not crowded. These are really beautiful tcnta, and keep the heat and dust out very well. You can hardly conceive the amount of dust ¡. we encounter here. The roads are tracks across the dried and caked soil, which has been crumbled by hoofs and wheels to a fine impalpable powder, about 6in. to Sin. thick in places. The other day we came down here from the last camp (about 15 milea away), along euch a road, and forming part of a huge convoy. The wind was blowing from behind, so the dust was carried with us. We were four vehicles abreast, at doee intervals, and in broad daylight you could not see the wagon on yoruf Sank in the worst places. Here and there the road crosses a piece of land sat- urated with ealt, and consequently moist and dusttess. The relief then is great, and you look behind and see the vehicles emerge from the yellowiah gloom amd the dust cloud, and wonder if your own tace is as dirty as your neighbour's. As a general rule, I am mounted on my mare when on the march, but this time I rode on a wagon, and got thoroughly dusted. As an outrider you can ride about 30 yarda on the flanks of the con- voy, and, of course, you carefully choose the windward aide. I erpect in a few months that duet will be changed to mud. Well, let us hope that we shall be away from here by that time. Our horses have stood the heat of the summer fairly well, and so, on the whole, have the men o< our battery. Of course,, there have been a number of sick, but most of them have returned to us. Only one of our men succumbed to the heat—& young man from South Wales, Corporal Lewis, and one with whom I was very friendly and inti- mate from the time we were at Newbridgo (Ireland, autumn of 1914).
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HEOLYCYW AND DISTRICT NOTES
HEOLYCYW AND DISTRICT NOTES By "SILURIAN." Nothing but the pressure of other work in- cidental to tha unparalleled crisis from which our beloved country will shortly emerge tri- umphant, h
TONDU AND MERKENFIG
TONDU AND MERKENFIG. CONCERT TO WOUNDED-Miss BloOwen Hopkin's concert party gave an excellent en-* tertainment to the wounded soldiers on Fri4 day evening last week. SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' FAMILIES. —A meeting is to be convened for the pur4 po
COWBRIDGE. LIEUT. DUNN'S WILL.—Lieut. Francis Wnii&m Morgan Dmm, Welsh Iteginient, ot The Cross, near Cowbridge, who was killed in Ga,IHpoR on AnguRt 10th, 1915, has left estate of the gross value of L3,750. The will is proved by Frederick Bvan Philip Dm"m, of The Cross, engineer, brother, a.nd Bawar