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Conway Board of Guardians. At the Conway Board of Guardians' meeting, at the Board-room, Conway Workhouse, on Friday, January nth, the Chairman (Rev W. Venables-Williams, J.P.) presided, and there were also present the Vice-Chairman (County-Councillor John Davies, J.P.), County-Councillors John Porter and Hugh Owen, Aldermin Hugh Hughes, the Rev David Davies, and Messrs Daniel Phillips, Owen Williams, Hugh Caraher, G. O. Jones, Richard Jones (Llanbedr), John Roberts (Llan- drillo), David Jones (Eglwysrhos), Thomas Roberts (Llandudno), J. E. Fincham, Richard Williams (Dwygyfylchi), and W. F. Jones, and the Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry). THE CHAIRMAN'S THANKS. The Chairman, in acknowledging the compli- ment the Board had paid him in electing him to the Chairmanship, said, that he had a very good character from the old Board. Although he had a new team to drive, he would do his best to prevent them kicking over the traces, and to keep them well together, and to work in the best interests of the really deserving poor and the ratepayers. The Guardians must remember that they were there in the dual capacity of those who were to guard the interests of the poor, and at the same time to guard the interests of the ratepayers. As to the Workhouse, there was not another better-managed institution than that at Conway, as was evidenced by the complimentary entries from all parts of the Kingdom in the Visitors' Book. He again thanked the Board for the honour they had done him. A VOTE OF SYMPATHY. The Chairman said that he had now a duty that was a painful one. He deeply regretted the absence of Councillor Morris Jones, who had been elected from outside like himself, and who had shown a great devotion to duty, both there and as formerly Chairman of Board of Guardians elsewhere. He regretted the cause, serious ill- ness, and hoped that Mr Morris Jones would soon be restored to health and public usefulness. The motion was then seconded and passed. A LADIES' VISITING COMMITTEE. The Chairman said that the next business was the appointment of a Ladies' Visiting Committee, and urged the importance of that step in the public interests. Ladies from all parts of the Union should be appointed, to visit the Work- house and to report to the Board. Alderman Hugh Hughes seconded the motion, and also wished the extension of their functions to visiting the outdoor paupers also. Mr John Roberts wished to move an amend- ment that no ladies be named on a Committee, but that visiting should be allowed to be done by any lady or gentleman resident in the Union. County-Councillor f. Porter thought that what was everyone's business was nobody's business, and therefore supported the motion. Mr Caraher objected to giving any specified ladies any special standing at the Workhouse, unless they were members of the Board. The following were appointed, in the order named, twelve members of the Ladies' Visiting CommitteeMrs C. H. Darbishire and Mrs Allanson Picton, Penmaenmawr Mrs Fawcett, Conway; Mrs E. H. Williams, Llandudno Mrs Wood (Bodlondeb), Conway; The Hon Mrs Henry Mostyn (Bodyscallen), Llanrhos Mrs Ephraim Wood (Pabo Holl), Llangwstenin Mrs Thomas Parry (Llys Aled) and Miss Biggs, Llan- drillo; Mrs Thomas Roberts (Huyton House), Llandudno; Mrs Williams (Tre-Morfa), Llan- gelynin. When Mrs Wood (Pabo Hall) had been appoin- ted, Miss Biggs (Colwyn Bay) was mentioned, Mr John Roberts said, "Let us choose six English ladies and six Welsh ladies." It seems to me they are all English in fact, it seems to me they are all Primrose ladies. County-Councillor Mr John Porter (deprecat- ingly); Now, now, Mr Roberts, don't introduce politics into the Board. The Chairman to Mr Roberts Will you name a Welsh lady, Mr Roberts? Mr Roberts No, I don't name anyone. I am not in fovour of the plan. After the Chairman had invited Mr Roberts to whisper some Liberal lady's name to him, a Guardian suggested the name of Mrs Thomas Parry (wife of the Chairman of the Colwyn Bay Urban District Council), and that lady having been appointed, Miss Biggs was also appointed, the eleventh and twelfth names being Mrs Thomas Roberts and Mrs Williams. THE ADDITIONAL MEMBER QUESTION. Mr Caraher moved that County-Alderman Elias Jones, J.P., be elected an additional Guar- dian. He largely based his motion upon the under-representation of Llandudno, which had ^52,000 rateable value and only three repre- sentatives. Mr Thomas Roberts seconded the motion. County-Councillor John Porter moved, and Alderman Hugh Hughes seconded, an amend- ment that County-Alderman Edward Jones (Con- way) be elected the additional Guardian. Mr John Roberts moved, Mr David Jones seconded, that no outsider be elected, and for this motion there were eleven votes, a clear majority of the members present. Mr David Jones explained that he had seconded Mr John Roberts, in view of the fact that certain parishes would be needing extra Guardians shortly. THE DISMISSED RAILWAYMAN. Mr John Roberts asked whether the Clerk had received from the Railway Company anything more than a bare acknowledgement of the Board's resolution condemning the Company's action in dismissing a number of workmen because they could not speak English. The Clerk said that no reply had been received beyond a simple acknowledgment.

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