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ST. ASAPH.

ST ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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ST ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Thursday PresentP. P. Pennant, Esq. (chairmau; W. M. Clarke, Esq. (vice chairman) T. G. Dixon, E-q., H. J Bts-^i), E-!j. Messrs B. Littler, b, Porks. Rhyl; Joseph Lloyd. St. Asaph W. 131 1 i. i\buid.'an YV. Williams, Meliden W. Ellis, D. Edwards, J. D. Jones. J. Vauglian. Abergele W- Robei ts, Llanddalas K. Dilvies, E. Angel, J- Kuowles, Denbigh; J. Hughes, LI an fair; T, Morgan, C\~m J. j Robertf, Geims; D. Thomas, Llamefyod; T. Murray Browne. Esq., Poor Law Iu. spector was also in attendance. THE HOUSE. Number of paupers in the house last board day, loO admitted since, 8; dis- charged, 12; remaining in tho house this day, 147 corresponding date last year, 141; in- crease, ô, vagrants relieved during past fortnight, :;7; corresponding period last decrease, ?. ASSISTANCE TO AMERICA. A pnuper from Denbigh, a widow ith four children, applied for assistance to emi- grate to America, to her father, who was in a good position (the cost would ba from £18 to £ 20).âThe Chairman said it was rather an odd thing to send paupers to America, for they were sent back, and it may be they would have to pay her passage back, and keep her after her return. Mr Joseph Lloyd proposed, and Mr R.. Sisson seconded, that the application bo re- fused.âTho motion was carried. CHRISTMAS DAY AT TEE U'CIiKJIOl'sr. The master reported ns follows :âThe in- mates of the woikhouse have requested me to convey their boost thanks to the board for the plentiful supply of roast beef, pum pudding, beer, oranges, tobacco, &c. They also desire gratefully to acknowledge the Christmas gifrs sent by the following ladies end gentlemen â Mrs Dodd, Sir G. A. Cayley, Mrs Luxmore, Mr T. G. Dixon, Mr T. Winston, Mr R. A. Atkins, Miss Mannix, Mrs Mann, Glanllyn Mrs Heyler, Mrs Broughton, and the Rev T. B rown.âThe Chairman felt sure the board would join the inmates in acknowledging the kindness of the ladies and gentlemen named in remembering them in the house at Christmas time (cheers), and felt sure they desired to place the acknowledge- ment on the books. THE WORKHOUSE CHILDREN AXD THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. Mr Murray Browne brought under the notico of the board a suggestion that the children in the house should be allowed to attend Sunday School at Sr. Asaph. There was a service in the house, it was true, but he feared that Sunday was a long dreary day for the children. The difficulty that bad been suggested to him wasâwho should take children to school ? It certainly would be rather hard on the teachers to ask them to give up their Sunday afternoon, but he could not see why they should net go alone, or under the charge cf an old man. The Chairman thought the suggestion a very good one, and could not see why the children should not be sent alone. It would be a good thing for the children- The worst of the workhouse children is,when they went out to the world they had been so long in the leading strings, as it were, that they were green as compared with children brought up at home and allowed to go about, not two hundred yards, but two miles. He was in favour that the children should attend Sunday School at St. Asaph. It would do them good. And they might try it as an experiment at any rate. The master, in reply to the Chairman, said the only diilicalty would be that the assis tance of tne^master and mistress would be called to get. the children ready, or to seek help of one of the inmates, which would not always be convenient- It would not be fair to add to the duties of the master and mis- tress who work hard for six days of the week. The time the children would be at school, he might say, was one hour. However if it was the wish of the board, ha and the mistress would have great pleasure to carry out their wishes. It was resolved to ask the visiting com mittce to arrange for the sending of the children to Sunday School. Mr Murray Browne remarked that the Chairman said workhouse children were want itig in salf-reliarce. He noticed that a compli- mentary banquet was given the othor evening to an ex-St. Asaph workhouse lad. lie was notwant.ingin self-reliance, and his name was known alt over the world. A "Voice But Stanley denied THE MEDICAL orriCEK's SALARY. This meeting was made special to consider the application of the medical officer for an advance in.his salaryâIn reply to the Chair- man the Clerk aid that Dr Lodge received £117, and the alarJ paid to Mr Heaton is £!)Ã. The Chairman said that when the question of appointing a medical officer was unde' consideration, he was one of those who con- curred in the proposition that £00 should be offered, and bis reason was that he thought Dr Lodge would receive some part of the ola salary as superannuation. That super- annuation was not given his great reason for supporting the £90 salary was removed, and ho in all consistency would propose that the salary be raised to tne old figure. It was an open secret too, that Dr Heaton thought that a portion of the salary would go to Dr Lodge. They wanted a good officer, and the question was could they et a good officer for If they could, then it was their duty to the ratepayers not to offer any more. Bub he did not think they could get one, Mr Heaton, certainiy, had not had a fair know- ledge of the ordinary work of the district for with the present prevalence of illness, the duties were much heavier than usual. He proposed that the salary should bo raised to the old figure If theiotfered £81.\ perhaps they could get au officer, but probably, a young man who would complete his education on their invalid poor. Mr Clarke seconded tho motion, which was supported by Mr Sisson, who consiiered that Mr Heaton was most inadequately paid. Mr Joseph Lloyd agreed that the duties of the medical officer had been rather heavy lately, but if they compared the population of the district with what it was a few years ago there had been a decrease. They advertised for an officer, and got a very good man, but he thought it was premature to raise the salary now. As an amendment he proposed that Dr Heaton be asked to delay his appli. cation for 12 months. Mr Roberts, Geinas, seconded the amend- ment. He did not think they gave the oountry a fair chance when they advertised. They could get as good a man as Dr Heatou and St Asaph could support tvvs doctors: it always had done since be remembered Ãt. Mr Angel, Denbigh, supported the amend- ment. Mr Heaton was aware of what he was going to undertake before hand, and he (Mr Angel) concurred with Mr Lloyd thai the implication was premature. Nobody suffered so much in these days as the farmers, and it was hard to burden them further. Tt.-ere was J, time coming, he feared, when a great many landowners would have their farms to them- selves. The amendment was put to the meeting, when 13 voted for it, and ? agtimt, so the motion was lost and the sahry remains at A few maintenance cares being disposed of the business was coneiuied.

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