A r4ARRIED COUPLE'S HEAVY MISFORTUNE. Victims of Nervous Breakdown and Blood Poisoning. The proverb that misfortunes never come singly has been illustrated in a most unhappy manner to Mr. and Mrs. Dalton, residents of Swindon. The circumstances were explained recently at their home, 29 Albert Street, Swin- don, Mrs. Dalton being the first -speaker. She explained:- About four years ago my nerves became so shattered that I could do little more than sit about with my head resting in my hands. My memory failed; I could seldom remember faces or names, and though I took medicine, fits of depression and melancholy be- came worse and worse. Then my nerves got into such a weak- state that I imagined all sorts of dreadful things, and could not walk even a few steps without almost collapsing. Mrs. Dalton. Mr. Dalton. -I "Doctors said that mine was a ser- ious case of Nervous Debility. I had skilful treatment, but seemed unable to regain control over my nerves. Dread- ful agony seized me in the temples and round the back of my head. For a time I went to hospital, but returned home feeling that I was doomed. Then, having read of the cure of 'nerves' by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills I started taking these Pills. A few boxes of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills took all pains away from my head, and I felt years younger. Then the Pills put new blood into my system, and after a time all my troubles left me. I have never felt nervous, depressed or languid since then." Mr. Dalton, who fallowed with his testimony, said: "My own experience began with a feeling of being altogether out of sorts. My stomach was dis- turbed and I had no appetite. In a day or two I seemed a changed man, weak and nervous. I took aperients, but was soon in dreadful pain. A doctor said that I was suffering from Blood- poisoning caused by painters' colic. I had to stop in bed. Medicines seemed no good, and nourishment, except soda- water and milk, set up nausea. My nerves were in a shocking state, and numbness spread through my limbs. "Then it occurred to me that Dr. .Williams' Pink Pills might help me. As I persevered with these Pills my blood was renewed and 1 was steadily restored to my former good health. My nerves became calm and steady; my blood was purified and made rich and all poisons were expelled from my sys- tem. Dr Williams' Pink Pills cured me." FREE.—Send a postcard to 46 Hol- born Viaduct, London, E.G., for the free booklets, "Diseases of the Nerves" and "Diseases of the Blood." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People are curing every day cases of Blood Poverty and Nerve Weaknesses, including Anaemia, General Weakness, Indigestion, Neuralgia, Neurasthenia, Sciatica and Rheumatism. Sold by dealers or direct from Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., 46 Holborn Viaduct, London, E.C., post free 2s. 9d. one box or 13s. 9d. for six. Do not accept any imitations of these Pills; if pestered, go elsewhere, for you must have Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
Burning Fatality at Hirwain. On Monday afternoon last Dr Jones, coroner, held an inquest on Elizabeth Ann Williams, aged 16, of 40, Regent Street, Aberaman. who was in service at Brynheulog, Hirwain. Guardian David John Davies was foreman of the jury.-Sarah John a fellow-servant of the deceased, stated that about 3 p.m. on Saturday her mistress, Mrs Mor- gan, called her, saying that she heard KC reams. Running out she saw Lizzie Williams all in a' mass of flames. The girl rushed to witness, and put her arms around her. Ethel Toop and Mr Mor- gan then came upon the scene, and ex- tinguished the flames with a. mat. Wit- ness met her at the back door, coming from the wash-house. Some ten minutes before the accident she was talking to the deceased. There was a stove in the centre of the wash-house. The de- ceased had, apparently, whilst hanging clothes gone too near to the stove, and her skirt must have caught fire. After the flames had been put out they carried deceased into the dining room, and Mr Morgan poured some linseed oil over her.—Ethel Toop stated that she was working at Bruce, Villa. About 3 p.m. on Saturday she heard screams. She ran out and found the deceased at the back of Brynheulog enveloped in flames. Mr Morgan and witness got a rug and wrapped it round the girl. The burn- ing print dress and other dress material that deceased was wearing were not fully extinguished for about fifteen minutes.— Benjamin Williams. 15, Cefndon Terrace. then gave evidence as to attending to the girl. He tore off the smouldering clothing, and with the aid of the garden- er at Brynheulog carried the girl to the dining room.—I)r leuan G. Thomas stated he arrived at Brynheulog about 3 p.m. on Saturday. He found that the girl had been badly burnt. She was in great pain, and suffering from shock. She was conscious on Sunday morning, hot much weaker, and iii<d about 3 p.m. Death was due to shock due to severe b,orbs.Tli(-) Coroner stated that it was a tiad case, and deceased had suffered a most painful death. It was a pity the young girl's life, had been cut short in that way. The print dresses worn by the servants were very dangerous.—The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death caused through shock due to severe burns," and added a rider that the wash-house was not fit for ironing purposes, and that the stove should be exchanged for a new one. Mr D..1. Davies, on behalf of the jury, expressed their sympathy with the girl's parents. The girl had been at Brynheulog only < week. She is the daughter of Mr and MA John Williams, and one of seven children. For the last five years the father has been unable to work.
Aberdare County Court. Monday.—Before Deputy Judge Lleu- fer Thomas. Administration Order.—James Owe, 92 Wind Street, Aberdare, applied for an administration order. His debts amounted to £ 34. He had five chil- dren, and was suffering from asthma. Applicant offered to pay in full at 10s. I per month.—Order made.—Mr. Wm. Thomas appeared for applicant. Compensation Cases.-Mr Kirkhouse Jenkins appeared for Elizabeth Bowen, 18 Iron Court, Merthyr, in a case of payment out of compensation held in trust by the Court in respect of the I death of her father. Applant was now 21 years of age, and the amount now outstanding was jE:40 lis. lid. The order as asked for was granted.— Margaret Jane Jones, Cardiff Road, Aberaman, v. The Powell Duffryn Coal Co. Plaintiff, the widow of the late Richard Jones, on whose behalf a com- pensation award had been made of C263 18s. in 1907, applied that the remainder should be paid out to her. Mr. Kirk- house Jenkins said that £ 250 5s. 7d. had already been paid. Plaintiff had four children, and the amount asked for was only a small one. The remainder was not worth investing. Funeral ex- penses had been incurred.—His Hon- our, in making the order asked for, said he hoped too much money had not been spent on the funeral. For Groceries Supplied.-W. Davies, Trecynon, was sued by John Lewis, 41 Mill Street, Trecynon, for P,9 lis. Id. for groceries supplied to him. Defend- ant denied liability, and said he had never been to plaintiff's shop for gro- ceries for himself.—Applicant, who was represented by Mr. T. W. Griffiths, said he had supplied defendant with goods during the strike. The defend- ant disputed the fact that the goods had been supplied to him, and said they were for his father. Previous to the strike his transactions with defendant were practically cash.—Asked why he had not sued before, plaintiff said de- fendant had been away from the dis- trict, and his father had been taken to the Workhouse.—Thomas Maddocks, manager of Aberdare Graig Coal Co., said he was at one time manager of the Dyllas Colliery. Defendant came to him and said his "shup" had been stopped. He did not believe his story. so he gave an order to defendant on Mr. Lewis for 10s. worth of goods, and the amount had been deducted from de- fendant's pay. Witness's impression at that time was that defendant owed Mr. Lewis a lot of money.—Defendant said he earned 4s. 8d. per day.—Judg- ment for the amount claimed, to be paid in monthly instalments of 6s.—De- fendant said he could pay 5s. but would have to pay the rest in Swansea. For Coods.-Harry llees was pro- ceeded again by Daniel Moran for £ 1 4s. 3d. for goods supplied. Applicant's wife appeared and explained that the goods had been delivered from the Co- operative Stores in her name for the defendant. On other occasions the de- fendant had paid, but he disputed this account. In answer to His Honour ap- plicant said that she had dividend from the Co-op. on the amount.—Defendant did not appear, and in making an order for the amount claimed, His Hononr advised the applicant not to do such a thing again, although she made a pro- fit in allowing defendant to have his goods on her book. A Malingerer?—James Davies, Oak Road, Cwmbach, claimed the continu- ance of compensation for an injury re- ceived while in the employ of W. P. Powell and Co., Ltd., Hirwain. Dr. Martin Jones sat as medical assessor in this case.—Defendant applied for an ad- journment, as his solicitor was not in attendace. The reason given was that defendant did net have enough money to carry the case through.—His Honour decided that the case must be taken. Mr. F. G. Medealf appeared for the re- spondents.—Mr. Medcalf said the Com- pany admitted liability up to December 30th, up to which time they had paid compensation. They now claimed that defendant was not incapacitated. — Plaintiff said the accident occurred when he was lifting some iron ore. A piece broke in three pieces, and hit him on the shoulder, side and back. He was attended by Dr. Murphy and Dr. Banks. He went back to work on the advice of Dr. Banks, and he worked for three weeks and three days. He was then stopped on the pretext that he had done something foolish. He admitted that the work he was put to was a lad's work. He received 25s. per week for doing it.—Mr. Medcalf asked applicant if he had not been stopped for impertin- ence.—Applicant said this was not so. He admitted that he had been on com- pensation at Cardiff previously for six months. He also admitted that Dr. Banks had told him that a bit of work would do his arm good. He had been employed by the Company three days before the accident took place. Dr. Isaac Banks said he attended the man on Nov. 23rd. He found a bruise on the shoulder, and applicant complained of pain in the side. He told applicant on Nov. 30th that a little work would do his arm good. He was of opinion he could do the work which he was given to do.—Dr. W. G. Williams, Car- diff, said he had examined the applicant on February 10th. He found nothing the matter with the shoulder. He was perfectly able to do his work. He came to the conclusion that the man was a malingerer.—Judgment was given for the respondent Company, with costs on Scale B, if defendant belonged to a TTnion. Tailoring BiII.J ohn Davies, tailor, Aberdare, sued Mrs. Williams, Aber- aman, and her three sons, David, John and Isaac, for the value of certain suits amounting to zelo 4s., supplied on var- ious dates.—Mr. W. R. Edwards ap- peared for plaintiff, and the respond- ents were represented by Mr. W. Ken- shole.—Mr Kenshole put in a pass book containing payments by Mrs. Williams. Mrs. Williams admitted liability for the clothes.—Plaintiff went into the box and deposed to the correctness of the account.—In reply to Mr. Kenshole, he said he had not seen the pass book since October. His son had not taken it away for the purpose of adding some names. He knew nothing of the sug- gestion to insure Mrs. Williams on ac- count of the debt.—Mr. Kenshole ex- plained that the allegation was that plaintiff's son had called for the book and had returned it the next day with some names added. Plaintiff's son. Geo. Davies, who said he called with respondents on behalf of his father, said various members of the family had paid him from time to time. He denied tak- ing the book away. Mr. Kenshole's case was that no credit was given to anyone but Mrs. Williams.—His Hon- i our dismissed Isaac Williams from the suit as a minor, and made an order of 10s. per month on the other defendants for the full amount claimed.
Jewish Ball at Aberdare. The ninth annual ball under the aus- pices of the Aberdare and Aberaman Hebrew Congregation took place at the Memorial Hall on Wednesday, March 5th. The proceeds were towards liquida- ting the mortgage on the Aberdare Syna- gogue, and a band of earnest workers laboured indefatigably for the cause. The entire hall was most beautifully de- corated. The catering was admirably carried out by Messrs R. H. Miles and Sons. The tables were prettily adorned with Chinese lights. Mr W. J. Wal- ters' quadrille band was in attendance, and included: Mr W. J. Walters, violin; Miss S. A. Williams, violin; Mr George H. Moses, L.C.M., piano; Mr J. Webb, flute and piccolo; Mr T. C. White, cornet; Mr H. Holman, drums, bells, and cymbals; Mr T. H. Sage, clarionet; Mr J. Lloyd, violin; Mr B. Merritt, trombone, and Mr Reg Davies, flautist. The chairman of the function was Mr. it. Silverman, whilst Mr Henry Cohen splendidly discharged his duties as treasurer. The joint secretaries were Messrs E. Bloch and N. Robins. The 1.C.'s were Messrs A. Fine, Senghen- ydd; N. Newman, H. Cohen, and Charlie Solomon, Tonypandy. Mr H. Prashner superintended the refreshments depart- ment. The guests present were:—Miss Hilda Morris, Aberaman; Mr Jenkin Howell; Mr J. W. Jones, solicitor, Ystrad; Miss Jenny Lewis, Cardiff; Mr Ted Burge; Miss Jenny King, Merthyr; Mr Tom Elliott; Miss Blodwen Evans, Penrhiwceiber; Mr Charlie Solomon, Tonypandy; Miss Esther Hyman, Porth; Mr Jack Sohn, Mountain Ash; Mr Barny Freedman, Tonypandy; Mr and Mrs 1. B. Barnett, Bargoed; Mr A. Elson, Porth; Miss J. Harris; Mr J. Mumford; Miss Richardson; Mr E. T. Pritchard, Aberaman; Miss Sallie Jones, Mackworth House; Mr Max Freedman, Miskin; Mrs Cohen, Bargoed; Mr Archie Williams; Miss Bronnie Mor- gan, Bargoed; Miss Gertie King, Ponty- pridd; Miss Rose Hyman, Porth; Mr Seiff, Pontypridd; Miss G. Hammond, Brynhyfryd; Mr and Mrs E. Smith, Aberaman; Mr Maurice Foner, Swan- sea; jMr Abe Hermer, Treharris; Mr Issy Gold, Tonypandy; Mr Thomas Owen, Penygraig; Mr and Mrs R. Simon. Pontygwaith; Mr R. Silverman; Mr and Mrs H. Cohen; Mr T. Howells, Troed- yrhiw; Miss Ada Bloom, Pentrebach; Mr Caviile, Troedyrhiw; Miss M. Wil- liams; Mr S. Goldsmid; Mr David Bradley; Miss Isabel Silverman; Mr and Mrs H. Swartz, Merthyr; Miss Annie Silverman; Mr G. Williams, Dinas; Miss Phoebe Mendelssohn. Car- diff; Mr A. Stanley Rees; Miss E. Bloch; Mr Ivor Evans; Miss Fanny Krotoskv, Merthyr; Mr Phil Fine, Pen- rhiwceiber; Miss R. Bloch; Mr Harry Bayliss; Mr W. Evans, Cwmfelinfach; Miss J. Bloch; Mr Abe Krotosky, Mer- thyr; Miss Bessie Silverman; Mr W. Tucker, Penygraig; Miss L. Markovitch, Cardiff; Mr Albert Rees, Godreaman; Miss Sophie Mendelssohn, Cardiff; Mr G. Bowden; Miss J. Markovitch, Cardiff; Mr Nat Robins; Mr Harry Robins; Mr E. Bloch; Miss Naftalison, Newport; Miss Selina Robins; Mr E. J. Lewis; Miss Millie Simons, Abertillery; Mr Arthur Charles; Miss Robinson, Blaen- avon; Mr W. Duglan, Penrhiwceiber; Mr Harry Dovey and Mrs Dovey, Mr Louis Clarke, Aberdare Cinema; Mr J. H. Luke, Ammanford; Miss M. Whit- ford. Cardiff; Mr Sol Hermer, Tre- harris; Mr D. J. Davies, Aberaman; Mr Jack Freedman, Pontypridd; Mr Nat Fine, Llanbradach; Miss S. An- drews; Miss Minnie Rubenstein, Ponty- pridd; Mr R. Butler; Miss Jenny Fine, Treharris; Mr A. Jones, Croydon; Miss C. Smith, Merthyr; Mr Neviss, Porth; Miss M. A. Jones, Tregaron; Mr Willie Callaghan Mr Jack Beecham, Treorky; Mr Z. Butler; Mr Elias Jones; Miss H. Shimilove; Miss Jenny Thomas, Aber- aman; Mr Wolf Jacobs, Cardiff; Miss Hilda Silverman; Mr D. J. Bowen, Aber- aman; Miss Silverglade, Aberfan; Mr Stanley Woodliffe; Miss Lena Foner, Swansea; Mr W. Panniers; Miss Lilian Rees; Miss Gertie Hamburg, Cardiff; Mr Albert Fine, Senghenydd; Miss S. Jackson, Brynmawr; Mr Gwilym How- ells; Miss E. Miles; Mr M. Golds- worthy, London; Miss Sallie Hermer, Treharris; Mr Goldfoot, Brynniawr; Miss Mabel Saunders-Morgan; Mr Jack Williams, Ferndale; Miss Cecilia Zeiler, Neath; Miss Dinnie Hermer, Treharris; Mr W. Jones; Miss Ray Foner, Swan- sea; Mr Percy Saunders-Morgan; Miss Bertha Peddar; Mrs Davies. Senghen- ydd; Miss Marion A. Barrie; Mr Jack Weinberg, Merthyr; Miss Lil Panniers; Mr A. Cohen, Brvnmawr; Miss B. Nash, Aberaman; Mr J. H. Miles, Senghen- ydd; Mr Maurice Andrews; Miss R. Weinberg, Merthyr; Mr Sol Silverman; Miss Irene Goldfoot, Brynniawr; Miss S. Goldstone; Miss R Bloch, Swansea; Mr Phil Bogush, Merthyr; Miss J. Thomas; Mr D. Hopkins; Miss S. Thomas; Mr Sidney Solomon, Aber- tillery; Mr E. Jacobs, Abercarn; Miss Jenkins, Mountain Ash; Mr R. Bray- shaw; Miss Alice Davies, Mountain Ash; Mr W. D. Rothwell and Miss Roth- well; Mr Harry Solomon, Abertillery; Miss Cheynne, Mountain Ash; Mr Sid- ney Rees; Miss Leah Falkman, Aber- tillery; Mrs Hawke, Aberaman; Mrs Oswald Williams; Miss Flora Silver- man; Mr D. J. Davies, Gorseinon; Miss Katie Lewis, Abertillery; Mr D. Davies, Mountain Ash; Miss Fanny Solomon, Abertillery Mr Sol Field, Llanhilleth; Miss Lena Robinson, Blaenavon; Mr Archie Rosser; Mr Robinson, Blaen- avon; Mr M. Levett; Mr and Mrs New- man; Mr Harry Atkins; Mr H. Hyman; Mr C. H. Cattell; Mr Arthur Norton, Aberdare Empire; Mr Lewis Fletcher, Abertillery; Miss S. Foner, Swansea; Mr George Harding-Thomas. At inter- vals Miss Marion A. Barrie sang Car- olina," and Miss Gertie Hamburg gave a pianoforte solo. The committee desire to thank all who helped towards the suc- cess of the function. I
HOT CROSS BUNS. ■ The nicest and by far the I ■ most digestible are those made I I at home with 1 BORWICK'S BAKING POWDER.
"To H- with Them." MINEHS V. DOCTORS AT MOUNTAIN ASH—ANOTHER LIVELY MEETING. The doctors' dispute at Mountain Ash has developed during the last fortnight, and it seems that a reconciliation be- tween the parties is impossible. The sub-committee of the medical fund at Messrs Nixon's, who were deputed to draw up a scheme, have taken a strong line throughout, and appear to carry the men's approbation in the measures they have taken. The fight now be- comes one with the gloves off." The meeting held at the Institute on Sun- day afternoon was largely attended, and judging by the tone of the meeting, the intelligent way ifi which questions were asked and answered, and the practical unanimity on fundamentals shown the fund committee hold a very strong hand, and the ultimate success of the new scheme is assurred. The meeting was presided over by Mr Edwin Lovell, supported by Councillors William Lamburn and John Powell, Messrs D. Lewis, T. W. Bowen, J. Haul- er, Joseph Jones, and William Lee (all members of the sub-committee), and the secretary, Mr Harry Sparey. The Chairman said that at the meet- ing a fortnight ago they had instructed the sub-committee to prepare a scheme and to do certain work. That work had been done, and they would report to them that afternoon. A member of the audience asked if persons who had helped with the doc- tors' ballot should be allowed to take part. The Chairman intimated that he did not wish anyone to leave the meeting. Councillor John Powell said he would like to make it clear with regard to those persons. It would not be fair for anybody who was not in agreement with what had been done at the previous meeting to take part that afternoon. The committee had succeeded far beyond expectations. They had advertised for medical men, and they had had two thoroughly qualified men. One of these would start on Monday at 157, Pen- rhiwceiber Road for the lower part of Miskin and Penrhiwceiber. They had not yet quite fixed the other doctor, but he would start on Tuesday -for the dis- trict between Miskin and the lower part of Mountain Ash, and Dr Cahill, whom :he was very pleased to say had stuck to them so well, would take the upper part of Mountain Ash. (Applause.) They were thus starting with three fully qualified men. Mr Marshall Price asked permission to put one or two questions. The Chairman: This is not question time. There were several exclamations from the audience that Mr Price was not favourable to the sub-committee, and, therefore, had no right to speak. The Chairman then asked Mr Price if he was in favour of the scheme. Mr Price: I do not know until I have had satisfaction. Another man got up and moved that the questioner should be asked to leave the meeting.—This was quickly seconded, and was carried. Mr Price: Very well, I will go. You will hear later from me.—He thereupon left. The Chairman then intimated that anyone with questions to a'sk should put them.—The first question was whe- ther workmen in other collieries would be allowed to join.—The reply was in the affirmative, the only condition being that the medical cards should be given in to the committee. "How are we to get those cards? Some of us have already given them to the doctors," was the next question, and the chairman answered that there would be a new issue in April, and they could then hand them to the committee. Mr George- Garrett asked if any workman othk than a collier, such as a shop assistant, could join. This also was answered in the affirmative. On the back of that question there came one as to whether representation would be granted to those outside Nixon's. The Chairman: Yes; that is what we are out for. Another question was whether it would be within their province to reduce the committee from the present number (50). which was unwieldly. They knew, said the questioner, of the rumours which had been going about that the committee were taking the medical men's revenue. Mr John Powell explained that under the old scheme the representation was one for every hundred. Since then the membership had grown, and the present number was 48. They would make, the committee as small as would be consis- tent with fair representation. Mr William Lamburn said he wished to make it quite clear that they, as a committee, did all the work for nothing. A question was asked as to Tom Ashford's case." This was a reference to the case in which it has been alleged that a man was refused an operation at the Cottage Hospital.—It was explained that the doctor had not filled the appli- cation on the book, but had told the matron verbally. The matron admitted this, but said she had to go by the book. Then it was asked if the doctor had wanted to close the Cottage Hospital.— The explanation of the chairman was to the effect that Dr Arthur Jones had moved and Dr Ben Jones seconded that the hospital be closed to applications for one month. This had, however, not been carried, only the proposer and seconder voting for it.—It was further stated that the man Ashford had now been operated upon at Bristol, and was getting along alright. The Chairman said that Dr Griffiths, Cardiff, had not been called in Ash- ford's case. The doctor had told hhn that he would not come to Mountain Ash to attend to a. certain gentleman's case, but that in cases of life or death he would come no matter whose cases they were. Councillor Lamburn here suggested they should leave the matter where it was, as the sub-committee were dealing with the matter and would see it through.—There was no further reference to the matter. Mr D. Lewis said that Mr Fred N. Gray had spoken to him about the possi- bility of bringing the committee and the old doctors together, and he had brought the matter before the com- mittee, but they had decided that they could not deal with the matter as they had appointed other doctors. The doc- tors had not approached them. It was only the good offices of Mr Gray in try- ing to bring them together. Rumours had been going about that the committee had been responsible for the rupture with the doctors. That was not so. The South Wales coalfield had been a gold mine for doctors-a dumping ground. They brought in doctors without the men knowing their qualifications. Now the workmen were appointing their own doctors, and he could tell them that one of those whom they had appointed was practically prepared to undertake his own operations. (Applause.) There were rumours that the money would still be kept at the office. Not a penny, boys," exclaimed Mr Lewis, we, men of England, will see to that." (Laughter.) Mr Parsons proposed the report of the sub-committee be adopted. This was seconded and carried. Mr Garrett then moved that the initial step for reconciliation should come from the doctors and not from the committee. Mr Llew Jones seconded. Mr J. Hamer said he did not know how they could do this. They had fin- ished with the old doctors, and they had appointed new men who were better than the old ones. Mr Ben Ashton said he did not agree with waiting until these doctors thought they were dignified" in coming to them. They had been ignored by the doctors, then let them ignore them in turn. A man had once been taken on a stretcher to the gate of one doctor, and lie said he had no time to attend to the man. (Shame.) There was no human feeling in an action of that sort, and if they had no human sympathy let then go to h- with them. (Cheers and cries of Encore.") He moved that they en- tirely ignore the old doctors. This was seconded, and Mr Garrett withdrew the previous motion. The resolution was ) carried. Mr Alf. Dudden said if the men realised that things were as Mr Ashton had told them they would have more backbone. Mr Peter Close said he did not entirely agree with the doctors or the committee, and he had enough backbone to say so. He maintained the men had not had a fair opportunity in the ballot.—The speaker was interrupted, and told he had no right to speak. Mr Close: Are you afraid to hear me? —Members of the Sub-committee: No; certainly not. The Chairman intimated that Mr Close had no right to speak if he was not in agreement with what had been done.— A man in the audience said that Mr Close had ignored the ballot himself. Mr W. Bowen asked the men not to look back because that would be fatal. Let them no longer sit on the fence, but show that that was the end of the medi- cal monopoly and ring" at Mountain Ash. The capitation fee was a necessity under the new scheme, so they should give their medical cards to the com- mittee. It was pointed out that those who had already given their cards to the doctors would have the services of the new doc- tors until the end of the quarter if they paid their shillings. Single men should join the same as the married ones, because only partial medical aid could be got under the Act. Mr Garrett said that the Act only covered minor operations, and did not cover eye, nose, and throat diseases, fevers, etc. Mr John Bath asked if the committee would come down to Penrhiwceiber to break down the medical monopoly there. The Chairman said they would help them, but they must see to their own place first. A vote of confidence in the committee was then carried, and the meeting ter- minated.
Britannic Assurance Co. The directors' report for the year ending December 31st, 1912, states that notwithstanding a substantial increase in the amount distributed by way of claims, the net result of the year's transaction has been the addition of £ 313,051 to the accumulated funds of the company. The directors also refer with special pleasure to the results of the annual valuation reported by Mr Ack- land, which enable them to announce an increased bonus to participating policy-holders in the ordinary branch, and an allotment of bonus to claimants under industrial policies. The premium income in respect of life assurance amounted to tl,245,335, being an in- crease of < £ 28,077 over the previous year. The total premium income amounted to < £ 1,251,669. The gross income from all sources amounted to tl,383,614, being an increase of X40,407 over the gross in- come for the previous year. The accum- ulated funds, inclusive of capital paid up, now amounted to < £ 3,286,905, being an increase for the year of < £ 313,051. The claims (inclusive of surrenders) paid during the year amounted to < £ 602,199, and included £ 128,917 paid under maturing endowment and endowment assurance policies. The total claims paid by the company up to the 31st December, 1912, amounted to < £ 8,761,989. The annual valuation of the company's policy lia- bilities has been made by the consulting actuary, Mr Thomas G. Ackland, F.I.A., F.F.A On the present occasion the valuation has been on a specially string- ent basis, the policies in all classes in the ordinary branch having been valued by a strictly net premium method, whilst in the industrial branch the whole of the policies have been valued by the mortality table known as the English Life Table No. 6 (Males)," deduced from the mortality experience of the population during the modern period 1891-1901, which recent investigation shows to be closely in accord with the actual experience of the company. It is believed that the company is the first thus to adopt this up-to-date table in its valuations. After making full provision for the policy liabilities on this drastic basis, a. gross surplus of < £ 95,342 is brought out. The sum of < £ 10,000 has been added to the investment reserve fund, raising it to £ 75,000, and the sum of JS5.000 has been added to the staff pension fund, increasing it to < £ 15.000. Out of the remaining surplus, the direc- tors, acting upon the advice of the con- sulting actuary, declare the amount of < £ 56,420 available for distribution amongst the participating policyholders in the ordinary branch and the share- holders, which will provide a reversion- ary bonus at the increased rate of 32s. per cent, for the year to all participating policyholders in the immediate profit class, and make adequate provision for the policyholders in the accumulated profit class. It is also proposed to allot a cash bonus at the rate of Jj5 per cent, upon sums assured under industrial policies of five years' duration and up- wards which become claims by death or maturity during the year commencing 10th March, 1913, and terminating 8th March, 1914, except in cases where ad- ditions have already been made under the terms of the policy.—The superin- tendent of the company in Aberdare is Mr W. R. Phillips, 27, Victoria Square.
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