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THE BUTE -.DOCK BILL. 1 .4,

CARDIFF WATCH COMMITTEE

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ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS AT LAVERNOCK.

.A POLICEMAN STABBED ATI :CARDIFF.'

CARDIFF FREE LIBRARY.

CARDIFlTBICYCLE CLUB.

'* SERIOUS FIRE AT CARDIFF.…

------CARDIFF BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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CARDIFF BOARD OF GUARDIANS. MISS JENNER AND THE BOARD. The weekly meeting of the guardianswas beJdoa Saturday, Mr C. W. David in the chair. There were also present Dr. Paine (vice-chairman) Messrs Williams, Herne, Plain, Ramsdale, Stephens, Richards, Gibbs, Bassett, Llewellyn, Headford, Smyth, Edward Thomas, David Morgan, W. Adams, H. Davies, T. W. Jacobs, and the Revs. V. Saulez and Buckley, The master reported the number of inmates of the workhouse tobe 392, increase 20. At the Ely- Schools there were 250 children, increase 3- Number of out-door paupers 2,471, decrease 196- Cost of relief £250 2s 8d, decrease £2314ri 5d. The thanks of the guardians were directed to be sent to Mr A. Bassett and Mr It David, Llan- daff, at whose residences the children of the schools had been entertained on two occasions during the week, vehicles being sent to convey the smaller children to and fro. The children ap- peared to have enjoyed themselves thoroughly. The school committee recommended the plan of Mr Bernard, the architect, for the erection of a one-storey building, to provide additional liospital accommodation, and also for altering the present hospital; but as Dr. Sheen, 4he medical officer, had not examined the plans, the recommendation, of the committee was deferred for a week. The Clerk said he had received a letter from Miss Jenner, with reference to the case of Ann Thomas, that was considered and disposed of at the last meeting. She proposed laying the case before the Local Government Board. Dr. PAINE said that it was very desirable to put a stop to these letters they were very insult- to the board, and reflected no credit on the writer. The matter was thoroughly investigated. Miss Jenner was present, and so were the parents, who alleged that they had never in the least complained of neglect of the medical officer. Misr Jenner's statements were directly contradicted by their on many points. There was nothing in their state- ments that would at all justify a charge of neglect. When the case was concluded, Miss Jenner wai asked respectfully to leave the room, and she then went out muttering threats against the chairman. He did not know anything of the contents of the letter. He had not seen or heard anything about it, but for the purpose of putting an end to theM annoyances he proposed that no notice be taken of the letter. Mr THOS. WILLIAMS seconded the proposition, which was carried unanimously. Mr HKRNE The parents of the child seemed te be very much pained that she ever entered theii house. The letter was then put on one side without being read by the clerk. The CHAIRMAN drew the attention of the board to a return just issued by Mr Bircham the Pool Law Inspector of the district, showing the rate- able value, population, etc., of each union. I. the Cardiff Union pauperism existed to the extent of 2'Q per cent of the population. In the Gowet Union, which was a small one, and the population almost entirely agricultural, the per centage wM 2.7 of the population. Cardiff, therefore, occu- pied the second place; Merthyr and Abeystwitt Unions being the same. J lJ some unions the pel centage was as high as 6'7 per cent. of the popu- lation, and tlu average for Monmouthshire and the whole of South Wales was 3 "9. Tho rate- payers would be glad to !e?vrn that with a larjg% and to some extent a migratory, population, pa* perism stood so low in this union. The meeting then separated.

SERIOUS COLLIERY ACCIDENT…

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