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BARRY, CADOXTON, AND DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION. Miss L. Allen, of Porthkerry Rectory, in her capacity as secretary, has just issued the first statement of the working of the above associa- tion since its establishment in February last- In making an earnest appeal to the public for further support, Miss Allen points out that on the 6th of April the first lady nurse com- menced duties, the second lady nurse being engaged on the 13th of June. In addition to these, a cottage nurse has been employed during the past four months. Proceeding, Miss Allen states Some idea of the work to be done may be gathered from the fact that the district the committee has taken in hand, and which comprises the parishes of Michael- stone-le-pit, St. Andrew's, Dinas Powis, Wen- voe, Cadoxton, Barry, Merthyr Dovan, Porth- kerry, and Pen mark, contains a population of over 15,000 people, very few of whom are well-to-do. During the twelve weeks ending 27th of June, 97 cases, necessitating 576 visits, have been attended to. Out of these 97 cases, 42 are reported by Miss Evans as convalescent. There have been eight deaths, and sixteen have been removed from the books for various causes. At the present moment there are many cases that cannot be attended to for want of nursing power. The committee, up to date, has received, or has had promises of donations amounting to, Y,75 15s. 9d., and annual subscriptions amounting to.9215 13s 6d. from 99 subscri- bers, one of whom, a lady, and without whose help the association could not have been star- ted, has given £100, and has promised a simi- lar sum for the next two years." The esti- mated ordinary expenditure during the first twelve months is expected to reach about 2307, while the extraordinary, or non-recur- rent, expenditure already incurred in furnish- ing the nurses' home, &c., has amounted to JB148. These figures show, therefore, that for the current year without any increase of staff, some 2100 for ordinary, and X80 for extra- ordinary, expenditure is required, and the committee earnestly begs all those interested in any way in the welfare of Barry and the neighbourhood to do their utmost to make possible its very essential work amongst the local sick. Should further support be forth- coming, the staff can be enlarged, and a cot- tage hospital and creche and other useful institutions grafted on to the present scheme. The committee also feel, and rightly O, we think, that a free pass should be granted to the nurses travelling over the Barry line. Surely this is a request which will not be de- nied the committee if the directors are properly approached in the matter.

! THE INFIRMARY MOVEMENT.…

UTILISATION OF CADOXTON COMMON.

"THE BARRY RAILWAYS COMPANY."

THE PROPOSED DISTRICT UNITED…

CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEK.

CADOXTON-BARRY.