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SABNABVON BWRD OP GTTAIMIANS., THE COMPLAINTS AGAINST OFFICERS. SHOULD PAUPER PATIENTS HAVE NOURISHMENT? The monthly meeting of this. Board took place on The monthly meeting of thi Board took place on Saturday, under the presidency of the Chairman | (Mr1 Thomas Owen). Mr John Menzies, referring to the minutes of the last meeting, thought that they were incon-cet so far as they related to the decision of the Board regarding the complaints about the medical officer ,an(i relieving officer for the district of Llandwrog. He understood that it was decided to ask the Local Government Board to ;hold- an inquiry respecting the two officers. Mr T. W. Williams said that the minutes were correct, the resolution of the Board being to ask the Local Government Board thhold an inquiry ino the case of the medical officer, and inform them that the reply received from the relieving officer was not satisfactory. The Clerk: Yes., that is how we have it in the 1IÃnutea. Mr J. Menzies: I thought that the relieving officer was included Mr T. W. Williams said that what struck him, after finding that there was no reply from the Local Government Board, was that the Department readily granted small things, but they were most â¢dilatory when matters of great importance were concerned. The pauper patients of the Llandwrog ^â¢strict suffered' hardships because of the Union officers, and yet the Local Government Board had filent the Guardians no reply. He moved that the special attention of the Department be called to t matter. Mr W. J. Williams moved that they should go further, and suspend the medical officer, and ap- point someone else to look after the district (hear, hear) Mr H. Parry seconded Mr Williams's proposal, -which was unanimously carried, Dr. Williams (Try- fan Hall) being appointed to look after the district temporarily. On the motion of Mr R. B. Ellis, supported by several, permission was granted Miss Jervis Jones (Carnarvon) to establish a branch of the Brabazon Employment Society in connection with the work- house. The Master reported that Christmas gifts for the inmates had been received from the Misses Owen (Ty Cach). Messrs Lake and Co., Miss Sam-pron. i Misses Jackson, Mr doss (Llanberis), Mrs Taylor Morgan, Mr D. W. Davies, Mr Fraser, Mr Gwenlyn lb%ns,, Mr H. Humphreys (ironmonger), and Mr Humphreys (grocer). Mr Ellis Roberta raised the question of the extra relief given to patients as prescribed by medical officers. He complained that the cost of wines, heef tea, etc., prescvibed for the pauper patients in the district of Llanrug during the last montn amounted to £10. Tho Guardians, he maintained, took the question of these necessaries into considera- tion when granting relief in the first instance, and- he moved that, the attention of the doctors be callei j to the matter. Mr W. J. Williams thought that the duty of the Guardians was not to grant extra relief themselves. He understood that the doctors could act indepen- dently of even the Guardians. The Clerk remarked that that was not so. Mr T. W. Williams said that the regulations were ^kat any order given by the medical officer should submitted to tho relieving officer, to be after- wards confirmed by the Guardians. Mr John Roberts said that his complaint was that these orders were given in the first instance to the patients; he had no objection to the orders so long as they were first submitted to the relieving officers. The Clerk: A relieving officer is not bound to act upon a doctor's order, but he takes upon him- ml f atIthe reep<mÅility when doing so. Mr R. B. BiLin I do not think that any doctor would recommend luxuries, as one guardian de- scribed them. MrT. W. Williams agr.in said t hat it was the Guar- dians' and not the doctors' fault, as all certificates a Qlit to be submitted to the relieving officers. §r J. J. &an: What is £ 10 to spend in a district wfliich has about 400 paupers? With in- lfuenza., you know very well how soon a pint of whisky goe, (loud laughter). I think it is a mistake 1 to begrudge! this money. The subject then dropped. An inmate named Selina Pugh Owen. who, oil the -previous Monday, had been convicted by the magis- trates for drunkennessâthe medical evidence being to the effect that she also suffered from laudanum drinkingâmade an application for permission to leavei the workhouse. Mr W. J. Williams detailed the exceptional cir- cimstances of tihis case, and expressed his belief that people of that class should be distinctly told that when they were permitted to leave the house they would not be allowed the same liberty again: should they return to the h.ouse in an unfit state (hear, bear). He mlwed a resolution accordingly. hea. Owm Ãj¡:ll1ih :.IYaid that the woman in que"tion was not fit to look after her- self. The Clerk explained that such persons might le stopped from leaving the workhouse for a period of five or six weeks. The woman was then called before the Board, and informed by the Chairman that if she chose to go out IIÃ¥e would not be allowe to return. The Inmate: Then I would rather go out and not Teturn (laughter). The Chairman Then the Board have decided that you are not to go out at all. You cannot take care of yourself. The committee appointed to consider the question ci superannuation to Miss Jones, who recently re- a ,'ted t,t of industrial trainer at the work- h,,?- aL, recommended that she be allowed 235 an- nually. This was agreed to. The Visiting Committee also reported that four applications had been received for the vacancy caused by Miss Jones's resignation, zlnd- two names, those of bfim Poberts, Ruthin Workhouse, and Miss Williame, Waenfawr (who was temporarily em- ployed in the house), were submitted to the con- sideration of the GU8.rÅans. Both appeared at the meeting, and wwe voted upon by ballot, Mis& Ro- berts reoeiving Z3 votes and Miss Williams 16, th1 former being therefore appointed.