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ABERYSTWYTH BOARD OF GUARDIANS-

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ABERYSTWYTH BOARD OF GUARDIANS- Thf fortnightly meeting of the members of thiti %oawl was it. Id at tbe board-room of the union w. rkh .Mtie on Monday morning. Present—Messrs B-C. Fryer (in the cha^r). John Jon s, Bridge End (vice-chairman), R, E. Morgan and T. W. Boo*11, (sx-officiox, Rev John Pugh, John James, Aberystwyth, David Morgan, John Morgan, Bi.hHMi .Jamfs. H.nry Morgan, T. J Morgan, Lewis Richard. John Jones, Tre'rddol, John Jen- kins, Aberystwyth, William Junes, David Reea, JX Jones, Rest, Richard Morris, R-v J. T. Griffiths, Xlariil-.i'Erf ward Edwards, Griffith Griffiths. E»an Jf nc-. John Price, John Hughes, Richard Davies; Bugh Hitches (clerk), Drs. Jones and Hughes, medi- cal tidic, re of heal lb. TBB HOUSB. The Master reported that during the past fort- might 'herp. had been seven admitted, one born, and three dis barged,leading 89 in the house, being the ssnie number as in the corresponding period of last year. The number of vagrants relieved was 81, being an mi-reuse 01 nine on the corresponding period of last ye-r. STATISTICS. The. following relief was administered during the past fo'ttiighl :—Aberys wytb district, pft Mr T. G. T» ooifft. 249 9s, to 235 pnupers; Llanfibangel €?n ii'ig'VH, per Mr John J ne". £ 61 2s 6.i, to 274 paupers; ilar district, per Mr J. Moigan, JE53 8s, to 236 pnupeia MR T. G. THOMAS'S SBCURITIEft. The CI' rk sta'i d that Mr Thomas bad applied to *he guarantee oiffce to become his si-eut,iies. He (the cleik) had reeemd a number of questions In m the office, ncd he had answered them Then mother questions came down to him which he could not i-nj-vM r. as he woul" hot be responsible. One of ting. q. estir ns was. "Is he to the best of your knowledge and judgment of sober and correct ".bits Mr John J-nies said it was the duly of the clerk 10 be p» rtet »ly candid. Mr J. t n JOinS (Tre'rddol) asked how long this "ai¡ going to last it Vas to have been settled that •slay Mr J hii James SIIid the clerk of the board had done nil he could in the case. ..lr Juhn JoKt8 (Tie'rdtfol) said that he should like dlf- board to place some bines a* to time. He lwn* sony to ay that it teemed Mr Thomas was not •LI- t., get anyone in the town to become his SBreti«s M. John Janes said these werp estab- lished f. r that purpose, and almost every officer ap- plied to them M r T G Thomns (replying to Mr Jones) said that he h* not asked anyone in the t<»wn. He had iaii t" aplily to the office, aitd i\ took a consider- **bl- 'line. bi- C lHiir roar said tbnt if the clerk's answers did mot fafffy the society, there was an end of it. Th. nr mast be fcdjourned till this duy fort- ai^ht. Mr Johi; Jones (Tre'rddol) said he had not the lelHr otj ( turn lit adjourn she m- tterfira fortnight; ^»»t h« W,J¡(\ like it to be settled then. Tr\¡,¡ Chairman said if the an-wer came back by *be « nd of t'- week, and was not »&tisfacto>y, then J -X? Thomas would ha*e t' look for other sUret-ie*. Mr i i-i ) a tiieii said the board met in London on I Tuesday*. iiad W) utd not meet again fur another "»eek. "J he lUHtu-r was then adjourned for a fortnight. MNANCK. T; e amount in the bank waa stated to be 4156 12" 4<1, "WHARGE AOAIK8T THE MA8TKU OW THE WOKKHOOSH- Tb.. ChRÏI man .aid that an u«i 1 asint tncident 4ad taken plnce in the workhon-e since tt.ey met on the lose bonrd day. about which some of the gvulle- tcen pn- ent could-Ull them more than he could, as, owir « to a uiitsunderstaj-sling, he did not anend the Commii ec. The woman who aited as cook in the &> use w,es enciente. I he bouse, eommitiee was WaUfd.andtuet h»re last, Saturday week, when is tr»"«pir< d that she obaiged the master of the work- lica^' with heintic the father of tie child. It was a Ber'oUi chaige to make, and the committee went «mref»Hy illto the evKtence, taking evidence for Ihin Mary Jones, and a certain umourit of evidence Itud the committee came to the *or.clu>i. it that the matter bad b.t.er be referred to Jd I Birt hum. to held an enquiry into it. As long as tb., matter was snb judict they could not give an idpif,itit, one way or the other. The Ri v J. Pugh said it was the unanimous •pinion of the committee that it was better to refer it to Mr Bi, e h am. Mr JMw Jones, Tretrddol, asked what was this «onijnilt<-f ? Was it the house committee or a pri- vate of-mndttee ? Mr John Jones, Bridge End, said that as a mem- ber of the house committee he WHS asked to attend there upon that matter. Ha believed a similar re- quest was made that the committee should meet at two o'< lock on Saturday, and all members of that Ccnmiiitee were invited to come and consider the matter Mr John Jones, Tre'rddol, -aid that Mr Hughes wieht to have written to all the members of the com- Jttittee. The R* v John Pugh said he knew that not all the members of the hous" committee received notice, ibecauH*' Mr Pryse, of Frongnch, had no notice. The Chairman said that be did not gather from • Ake notice but that it was a regular house committee, or he sheuld have come to town, and he was sur- prised to find that be had made a mistake but Mr Thomas did say when the committee would be held. As he did not get the notice throogh their clerk, he thought the matter would come on at the ordinary liouse committee, or he should certainly have made a poiirt of coming to town. Mr John Jones, Tre'rddol, said he bad a letter exactly the same as that, and he thought it was ask- ing him to be present to come here to see that Mary Jont-s bad no unfair play, or that the master van fairly dealt with, and therefore be did not come. Mr John Jenkins She had fair play here. The Chairman said that it was a very easy charge for a person to make, and it having gone out, and -this amount of publicity having been given to the vefort, it was almost better to refer the matter to head quarters. Mr Jehn Jenkins understood that she was not 'Wiante. The Chairman said that she bad been confined. A good deal hinged upon the medical evidence, and they could not well carry the discussion further since the woman had been prematurely confined. Mr John Jones, Bridge End, thought the best thing would be to refer it as the chairman had sug- gested already. Mr John Jones, Tre'rddol, wanted to know why they ohould call that meeting without the authority of the-iboard. An official letter ought to have been sent. The Chairman said it would have been more pro- per it that coarse had been adopted. Ha bad asked the master why he had sent out the notices, and he said that be had not the slightest notion that the charge wf8 to be made against himself. He had referred the matter to the medical officer, and he examined the woman, and finding that she was enctenfe, Mr Thomas thought it was important that the house committee should come together as soon as possible. He was quite unaware that the charge was to be made against himself. Mr Joha Jones, Tre'rddol, said he was not aware that (he charge was to be made till that day.. The Chairman said that it was only his impres- sion that the committee was to be held oa the usual day, but he did not look at the date of the letter, or be should have attended; but he thought the qupsfion had better be referred to theLowal Govern- ment Board. The Rev John Pugh said it was high time for the flommittee to meet, as things were going to extremes. The cook said that she had been sent mrstairs, and complained that she bad no regular 1IIeals. So it was high tiiBo the house committee 1Det to inquire into it. Tho Chairman said that. it would have been more formal for the notice to have come from the clerk. Mr John James thought the master's explanation -was pretty satisfactory on that point. Mr John Jones, Tre'rddol, did not quite agree with that. Mr John James said it was done without fore- thought. Mr John Jones, Bridge End, thought it was the best course he could have taken. Mr Bonsall said the sooner they had the matter brought on the better. That the master of the 1 workhouse should be acouaed of such a thing (auat Jm a shaxaafal thing one way ot the after, < I Mr John Jones, Tre'rddol, said the notice should have come through the clerk. Mr John Jones, Bridge End, said that he never had a notice to attend a house committee t) o the clerk yet. The Chairman said the only question for th"m was whether the matter should go straight to the Local Government Board or to Mr Birchaui. The Clerk thought they must make it known to the Local Government Board, as they had nothing to do with the inspector. He could mention that it was the wish of the guardians that they should send an inspecior down here. Mr John James did not think they ought to write to Mr Bircham in the first place. The Chairman said they might suggest that it was the wish ef the board for the Local Govern- ment Board to depute some one to come down here. MrJohn Jones, Tre'rddol; asked if the woman had been attended by a niedical officer ? The Chairman said a bill had been sent in for attendance of Mary Jones, 10s 6d. Mr John Jones, Tre'rddol No doctor has attended her at all. The Chairman said there was another bill for boird and lodgings ftor Mary Jones, 14s. Mr John Jones, Tre'rddol, said they were not sure that the wowan was enciente. The Chairman said there was undoubted proof of that, and that was the reason that notice was givt-u of this committee, to know what steps should be taken. The committee ordered her to go out of the house, and to go into lodgings at once. Then these billtl were sent in. It was then decided to adopt the suggestion of the committee and the relief lists were proceeded with.

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