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THE WATER QUESTION AT
FRIZINGTON AND EGREMONT
The annual meeting of the members of the Arlecdon and Frizington District
Council, was held at the Council chambers, Main-street, Frizington, on Tuesday
F. G. MARLOW
Mr. BOWLY, (clerk)
G. ASHBRIDGE (surveyor)
J. WEBB (collector)
MR. JONES RETIRES FROM THE CHAIR
MR. MURPHY ELECTED.
Mr. RICHARDS moved the re-election of Mr. M. JONES as chairman.
Mr. JONES: I must ask you not to propose me
Mr. RICHARDS: Is that so? What is that for?
Mr. WATSON said he had pleasure in proposing that Mr. MURPHY be the chairman
for the next year. He had plenty of time, and was very well conversant with
the work of the council. If he was elected he was sure he would give
Mr. TOYE seconded this. Mr. MURPHY had always great interest in the work of
the council, and if elected he was sure he would make a good chairman.
Mr. M. JONES said Mr. RICHARDS was an older member and he proposed that Mr.
RICHARDS be elected chairman. He was on the old Local Board and did a great
deal of work in connection with the street improvements. He thought that was a
very great consideration and Mr. RICHARDS ought to have a chance, he proposed
that Mr. RICHARDS be elected chairman.
This was not seconded, and Mr. MURPHY was elected.
In returning thanks for his election, Mr. MURPHY said he hoped that during
the time he was in the chair he would have the support of the minority as well
as of the majority of the Council. By doing well they would get well on with
the work of the Council. He would endeavour to the best of his ability to make
the year a successful one.
Mr. RICHARDS moved that Mr. JONES have the best thanks of the Council for his
services during the past year. He was sure Mr. JONES had filled the chair
efficiently and well, and had devoted a good deal of time and attention to the
duties. He thought he had given every satisfaction. He was rather surprised to
find that there had been a change made at this meeting in the chairmanship. He
understood that most of the members of the Council were in favour of the
chairman standing two years instead of one, but it seemed that they had changed
their views on the question. He did not suppose it was because Mr. JONES had not
given satisfaction, and he moved that they tender Mr. JONES their best thanks
for his services in the chair.
The chairman seconded. He had intended to move this himself, but thought he
would give someone else the privilege.
The motion was carried unanimously.
Mr. JONES returned thanks. He said, it was correct, as Mr. RICHARDS had said,
that he had devoted a good deal of time to the duties of the office except in
regard to attendance on the Bench of Magistrates. His ordinary occupation
prevented him availing himself of the opportunity of carrying out that part of
the duties. It was not a very enviable position to be a Justice of the Peace,
for they saw all classes of people in police court. The few times he was there
he really felt very miserable after coming out. There were some of the most
miserable people almost imaginable there - really the lowest dregs of society,
and he thought if some of the clergy took off their official uniform, as it
were, and waited outside for these people they might do a great deal of good, but
he supposed that was out of the question.
NO VICE - CHAIRMAN WANTED.
The Chairman said he was of the same opinion as last year, that they ought to
do without a vice - chairman, and he would move that they pass that office
Mr. TOYE seconded, and it was agreed to.
The various committees were re-elected, with but one or two slight
A letter was read from Mr. J. M. FINLINSON, of Frizington, the late waterman,
asking the Council to make some acknowledgment in respect of the use of tools
&c., for a period of 17 years.
On the motion of the chairman, seconded by Mr. TOYE, the matter was left in
the hands of the water Committee.
Mr. J. LAIDLAW, of Frizington, wrote drawing attention to damage of the
surface road water had done to his hedge and land at the Result.
On the motion of Mr. RICHARDS, seconded by Mr. MARLOW, the matter was
referred to the surveyor.
The Medical Officer (Dr. LACE) reported that the total number of births
registered during the month ended March 31st was 15, and the number of deaths 5,
equal to rates respectively of 30.50 and 10.16 per 1,000 per annum.
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