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A WELSH LAND POLICY. WALES, is destined to play an important part in the social regeneration of Britain—'the aim of every true patriot—for the reason that we in this country are more" ripe for land reform than are our neighbours and partners. And at is natural that this should be the case when we review the land reform movement in the light of history. A Welshman, in che person of Henry VII., the first Welsh monarch, by the way, to conquer England, subsequent to the coming of the Normans, and who fought under the Red Dragon banner art. the Battle of Boswcrth, planned ün of the best schemes every devised for the revival of agriculture in these islands. After the Wars of thi Roses King Henry set about securing landowners in their titles to their respective properties, and the next thing was a statute for the iimproivemervt of the military forces of the realm, not, indeed, by direct en- actment, but as a foreseen incidental consequence of truly statesmanlike agrarian legislation. In- clo,suires of arable land (in the "common fields") were becoming frequent, and as this cultivated land was often turned into pasture, a few herds- men took the place of many ploughmen, and the taxes which could have been borne by the larger former population and former produce of the ploughed lands were becoming burdensome when, levied upon the produce: of the pastures and upon the reduced rural -population. As Lord Verulam, in his Life and Reign of Henry VII. observes, "In remedying of this incon- venience the King's wisdom was admirable and the Parliament's at that time. Inclosures they would not forbid, for that had been to forbid ths improveimaat of the patrimony of the king- dom nor tillage they would not compel, for that was to strive with nature and utility.. The ordinance was That all houses of hus- bandry, that were used with twenty acres of ground and upwards, should be maintained and kept up for ever, together with a competent pro- portion of land to be used and occupied with them and in 1110 wise to be severed from them, as by another statute, made afterwards in hte successor's time, wa? more fully declared. This upon forfeiture to be taken,—not by way ot popular action, but by seizure of the land itself, by the King and the Lords of too Fee, as to half the profits, till thf houses and land were restored." This meant in effect an additional land tax of ten shillings in the pound (namely, half the profits) upon tho-e landlords who evaded the law, until they had restored those ,houtses and buildings in connection with the land. By this mea.cn, adds Lord Verulam, the houses being kept up did of necessity din- force a dweller; and the proportion of land foi occupation being kept up, did of necessity in- farct that dweller not to be a beggar or cottager but a man of some substance, that might keep hinds and servants, and set the plough on go- ing." Not only wa.s this legislation expected to set up a sturdy race of small holders, but it also should. have resulted, if given fair play, in the improvement of the national physique and an increase in the number of strong men, to draw uponi for the infantry. Thus a' wise land policy coincided with the highest wisdom in military matters. Somehow or other the landlords were successful in reversing for a time a splendid and much-needed effort to stop a process, which has since gone on with disastrous results, of ,adding farm to farm and abolishing farmhouses and buildings. Later efforts ini the same direction have mot with indifferent results, but at last Wales, at any rate, is ripe for legislation which will compel the building of more rural cottages and prevent the consolidation of moderately sized farms. This need has too long been neglected. The vigorous international struggle for industrial supremacy has for a time diverted the attention of the people; but now they are beginning to see things in their true proportions, and to realise that our national welfare must be based upon a just land system. Next to life itself, the greatest gift of God to man is the land from which all life is nourished. The character of a nation can/not be understood apart from the country and climate in. which it lives. The social prosperity, the morality, the rise or decline of a people, always fundamentally depend on the wisdom and justice with which the land is distributed and used.
CURRENT TOPICS. Local Life. NORTH WALES has by now settled down to its habitual winter life. The summer visitors and their saucy socks having vanished from the scene, the residents have time to look about them and brood over their sins of commission and omission. To, what conclusions will their meditations lead them? THE WINTER in North Wales is by no means a season of silent reflection. On the contrary, it is a time of strenuous struggle to attend all the innumerable functions which lend gaiety and variety to our local life. Yet between the ever- increasing number of social gatherings of ali sorts, and amidst the fierce delfigihts of whist- drives and tea-parties, there is ample oppor- tunity for wearing the thinking-cap," an in- visible headgear which deserves to remain in fashion, and of realising ho.w little we have done, individually and collectively, for the pros- perity of the district Llandudno's Good Example. AND it is full time to pull ourselves together and realise how foolish we are to neglect the potentialities of our ridhly endowed district as a winter resort. We do all we can to attract summer visitors, which is only right and proper, and we cater well for their needs when they are here, which is only right and proper too but, somehow or other, although we grumble at the brevity of an eight-weeks' season, we none of us stir a finger to convert it into the eight months season, which we should enjoy and could enjoy if we were thoroughly alive to, our own best in- terests. This has been our history all along, and, presumably, ever will be, unless the excel- lent example of Llandudno is copied as gene-r- ally as it deserves to be. Llandudno has shown its neighbours how to prolong its season until, at any rate, the end of October, and as the Llandudno scheme is capable of very consider- able extension, it may he reasonably expected that before many years are- over that progressive resort will. be in the enjoyment of practically an all the year round season. AND WHY? Because the people of Llandudno, when a good suggestion is made to them, are quick to adopt it and to back it up. That is the kind of enterprise whidh might be com- mended to the people of Colwyn Bay, who are not wanting in residents with excellent ideas to offer, but who certainly are very lethargic in putting those ideas into practice. The fact of the matter is that the townspeople: of Colwyn Bay, like the members of their District Council, have fallen into a state of helplessness, and are badly in need of a leader who will arouse their enthusiasm. COLWYN BAY was once remarkable for the spirit of enterprise which pervaded its very 'at- mosphere, but. for some reason, or, rather, for none at all, the old spirit seems to have evapo- rated. The elected leaders of the town. the members of the District Council, have exhausted their ,energies by falling out amongst themselves, and the .spirit of mutual distrust which permeates the Council Chamber is producing a feeling of impotence amongst the ratepayers. Thex" rs abroad a feeling of listlessness which is fatal to progress, and unless it is quickly dispelled, and its place taken by the old alertness., Colwyn Bay's fate is sealed. J LET the townspeople, the; people who pay the rates' and taxes, the people who have- to pro- vide promenades and all the other accessories of an up-to-date) resort, realise this truth;, let them shake off this inertia and act quickly and decisively and effectively. There are many things which require doing in order to attract autumn and winter visitors, things which are plainly to be seen; but for the want of capable leaders, leaders in whom the public can place their trust, these are the very things which are not) done, which never will be done so long as the existing lack of enthusiasm prevails. Col- wyn Bay possesses within itself enormous pos- sibilities what is wanted i.s a general disposi- tion to turn those possibilities into realities. The foundations of its success have been wc and truly laid what is wanted is someone who can guide the work of building wisely unon those foundations,. The good work has been begun; what is wanted is someone who can continue that work until the permanent results are made sure. But it is evident that before very much can, be accomplished in this much to be desired direction, the ratepayers must make up their minds to clear out of the Council certain members whose attitude towards public ques- tions is too cynical and selfish to be productive of real good to the community.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. Lady Florentia Hughes of Kinmel, the esteemed wife of the Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire, has been seriously ill, but we aie1 exceedingly pleased that she has taken a turn for the better and that the family are now much more hopeful of heir early recovery, 'The Kinmel family, in- cluding the Hon. Mrs. Brodrick, have a very warm place in their affections of all classes in North Wales, and Her Ladyship's illness has naturallv evoked widespread sympathy. The late Dr John Edwards Jones (Soi, M.D., J.P., D.L., formerly medical officer at H.M. Piison, Dolgelly, left [17,533. Lady Clarysfort, widow of the fifth Earl of Carysfort, K.P., of Elton Hall, Peterborough, who inherits her husband's fortune of nearly half a million Berling, is a descendant of the Ancaster family. On Thursdiay night the Duchess of Westmin- ster motored from Eaten to Chester to attend the annual conversazione of the Natural Science Society, which was established by Charles Kingsley. The Duchess distributed the Society's prizes for scientific work, presenting to Dr. H. Drinkwater, of Wrexham, the gold medal given annually in memory of the founder. The Earl of Dundonald, who was 57 years old last week, has seen actiive service in Egypt, when he was on the desert march tOr the relief of Khartoum, and later on in South Africa, when ihei was in the thick of the fighting, and helped to relieve Ladysmith. For two years he was in command' of the Canadian Militia. Lord Dundonald comes of a. fighting family, the Cochranes, who, for many generations have been devoted to, science and naval and military exploits. The Marquis of Anglesey is to take up his re- sidence at Beaudesert, his, place near Rugeley. An old-fashioned house, it is built on the plan of the letter E, after the manner of many houses oi that period. Its most famous resident was the Marquis of Anglesey who fought at Water- loo, and was only prevented by the loss of his leg, so the story ran, from capturing Napoleon in person. The Marquis returned to Beaudesert within two months of the battle, and there his life came to an end in 1854. The death has just occurred, at his residence Plasynfron, near Wrexham., of Captain G. C. C. Fenwick, formerly an officer in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He came of an old military family. His second wife, who survives him, is a niece of Sir Roger Palmer, Bart., of Cefn Park, Wrexham, who rode in the famous charge at Balaclava. Captain Fenwick, who was fifty- six years of age, had been for several years a member of the Wrexham District Council and the Board of Guardians, and was a frequent fol- lower of the hounds, hunting with the Wynn- stay pack. His elder son is Sir Roger Palmer's heir.
WEEK BY WEEK. A curate in Glamorgan was recently offered a living worth 66oo per annum. He refused it, and resolved to continue plodding on at ^130 a year in the mining valleys. A Colwyn Bay resident who witnessed the fly- ing at Blackpool says that the wearers of the cloth must now relinquish, all claim to the designation of sky-pilots." 7'- # iHe had never been to sea before. Can you keep anything on your stomach? the ship doc- tor asked. No, sir," he returned feebly, no- thing but my hand." A farmer in West Wales sent a couple of spaniels to a friend. who received the following note Dear Mr am forwarding the two spaniels to-day hoping you will receive them safely. How are Mrs X. and Miss X. They are both bitches." A schoolboy, on being asked for a definition of authority, gave the somewhat cryptic reply, A steam roller. On being taxed as to the why and wherefore ot his answer, he said he had seen the word' £ authority "on a steam roller. That hale veteran, the Rev. Thomas Levi, is eighty-four years of age. He was ordained in 1857, and, was for many years pastor of Taber- nacle Calvinistic Methodist Church, Aber- ystwyth. Mr Levi has edited Trysorfa'r Plant since its commencement in January, 1S62. Amongl the many men who ow", their educa- tion tc Christ's Hospital is numbered Sir Harry Reichel, the Principal .of the University College of North Wales, who is to. preside at the annual iN (, 0 dinner of the school in honour of the birthday of the founder, Edward VI. Sir Harry, who, by the way, is a keen rifle shot, and also, a golfer, is a son of the late Bishop of Meath. He was responsible tor that much-quoted report on American education which was the outcome of thi Mosely Commission The following clever, but cruel, Latin epigram on the bards of Wales is inscribed in the album of the King's Head at Lllangollen Cambria, te nunquam claros peperisse Poetas Fertur. Non mirum Cambria causa patet. Nam licet innumedos Ap-Jones, Ap-Jenkins, Ap-Evans Jades, e terra nullus Ap-ollo tua." Which may be imitated thus in English: 'Tis said, 0 Cambria, thou hast tried in vain To form great poets and the cause is plain. Ap-Jones, Ap-Jenkins, and Ap-Evans sound Among thy sons, but no Ap-ollos found An antiquarian reader of the "Weekly News tells us that although there were many. bones of animals discovered during the excavations of Penyomddyn, Llamddulas, none were found of rabbits, except of comparatively recent date, the Penycreuddyn encampment being supposed to have become disused about 120 A.D. The rab- bit is not indigenous to the British Isles, but was introduced by the Romans, probably from Spain. Until Roman times, according to some writers, the Britons were restrained by religious or superstitious prejudices from using for food the fleslh of hares, fowls, or geese they also abstained, for like reasons, from eating fish, be- lieving that the fis/h were protected by the god- desses of the various streams. This latter doc- trine must have been very acceptable to the numerous otters that then haunted the rivers of Wales. "Other times, other manners," for we are reminded that formerly, at Chester, salmon were so common an article of diet and so cheap thl3Jt in apprenticeship indentures in that city it became customary to insert a clause that the apprentice was not to feed on salmon more than three times a week Now that there is talk of establishing an addi- tional Bank Holiday in October, it is interesting to note that several places in Carnarvonshire have what is practically a Bank Holiday al- ready. The third Monday in October is kept as Harvest Thanksgiving Day by ChuIiChpeople and Nonconformists alike. Three services are held at every place of worship during the day, .and at some chapels in Carnarvon there are even four, the first being at seven o'clock in the morn- ing. The shops close all day, and even the puiblic-housee close during the hours of service. The banks fall into, line to. the extent of only opening from one p.m. to. three p.m., and a Sab- batical quietness reigns supreme. Commercial travellers new to the district who visit Carnar- von. on that day find themselves unable to do any business. Work is stopped in all the slate quarries also. Zadkiel has a poor opinion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer s chances at the next general election The biith-hour is unknown, and, therefore, the prediction can, be only general; but the prophet in his issue for 1910 says The right honourable gentleman's prospect of retaining office; aifter the general election, if one takes place in, the last few weeks of 1909, or in the year 1910, seems to be well-nigh hopeless." Various astrological data are given. and Zadkiel adds, It would be extraordinary good fortune indeed fcr the Prime Minister and the Chancel- lor of tihe Exchequer if they should win a gen- eral election under such cross-aspects as those we have placed on record for the student to watch, and we do not think they will." w Although Christianity has been paramount in Wales for fifteen of sixteen centuries, there are still signs that the Druidic faith which preceded it is not wholly dead What must have been its vigour in those fai-off days The old cult is still represented (says the Westeir-i Mail ") by the belief dirt wishing wells, holy wells, and many other things, though Christianity adroitly turned these observances to its own use. The wells dedicated to St. Tihecla at Llandegla and Llan- degeley were celebrated for their efficacy in epi- lepsy and skin diseases respectively. At the former the sufferer used to offer a cock or hen, according to the sex of the patient. He or she had to carry the fowl round the well, and after- wards repair to the church, creep under the communion table, place a Bible on the forehead, and there pass the night. Students of classic lore will, immediately notice in the offering of the cock or hen the pagan origin of this curious observance.
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SA YINGS OF THE WEEK. MR. WALTER FENNETT. Self praise is often absolutely necessary.-At Manchester. LORD ROBERT CECIL. Air is the only tonic of which it may be safely said that it disagrees with no one.—At Hamp- stead. MRS. E. A. BALLARD. A liirtation always hurts the woman more than the man.-At Folkestone. MR. JUSTICE PHILLIMORE. Even if we ever do reach the millennium there will still be a necessity for criminal courts.-At Bodmin. MISS AGNES NICHOLLS. The public is the most exacting examiner as well as the most thorough teacher.—At Man- chester. JUDGE BACON. No woman is ever accurate.—At Whitechapel County Court LORD CLAUD HAMILTON. Many girls turn up their noses at washing and cooking, but I know many of the highest ladies in the land who attend to every detail of household work.—At West Ham. MR. GEORGE HARWOOD, M.P. The fashion io-day is for a moral code with- out a definite belief.—At Rochdale. CANON WESTOOiTT* I can remember the time when girls played no game but croquet.—At Yarmouth. LORD MAYOR OF LONDON. There is a long way between strict Sabba- tarianism and the modern use of .Sunday.—At the Mansion. House.
The Poet-Preacher I PenIlyn." SILVER WEDDING CELEBRATIONS AT COLWYN BAY. The eminent poet-preacher, "Penllyn," and Mrs Evans-Jones are about to celebrate their silver wedding, and in honour of the occasion will be presented this (Thursday) evening with tokens of the good will of the church at Ebenezer, Old Colwyn. The Rev. William Evans-Jones, of Meirionfa, Albert-road, Old Colwyn, was born in the parish of Llangower, near Bala, in 1854, and is one of seven sons of the late Mr Lewis Jones and Mrs Elizabeth Jones, of Ffrith Gymer. He received his elementary education at Llanuwchllyn British School, and in his early years was invited by his mother church at Llanuwchllyn to prepare for the ministry. After a short preparatory training he entered Bala Training College, and at the close of a four year's course, he accepted the pastorate of the Old Colwyn (Ebenezer) Congre- gational Church, where he has laboured for the last twenty-nine years, with the exception of six months, which were spent in the summer of 1883 in the United States. jThe first years of his pastorate were almost entirely devoted to his ministerial duties. Eventually, however, he de- veloped into a poet, and was given, as the result of a gorsedd examination, the bardic name of Penllyn." His poetical career commenced in 1891, and succeeding years witnessed the multi- plying of his Eisteddfodic trophies. He is the proud possessor of several handsome and costly bardic chairs, which grace the rooms of Meir- ionfa. His first was won at the North Wales Provincial Eisteddfod, held at Llandudno, in the year 1892, on New Year's Day, the subject being the scriptural phrase, He could not be hid." On St. David's Day following he won his second chair in the same town, the subject being "Rizpah." The first chair was won in a competi- tion with fourteen competitors. He has also won bardic chairs at the Powys Provincial Eisteddfod two years in succession, in 1894-5, the first being won at Llanfaircaereinion, and the second at Welshpool. Chairs were also won at Festiniog, Machynlleth, Golden Grove (Carmarthen), Utica, U.S.A., and the popular Welshman won his third chair at Llandudno, at the North Wales Provincial Eisteddfod in 1898, on St. David's Day. Besides being a successful Eisteddfodic bard, Mr. Jones is a well-known hymn-writer, several of his works appearing in the official hymn-books of the Congregational denomination, and also in other places. His works as a hymn-writer are of recognised merit, and his services as an adjudi- cator and conductor at Eisteddfodau are well known, and as such he has been in demand for the last twenty years. He is also an advocate of temperance reform, and his abilities as a preacher need no recommendation. Penllyn is a brother of the Welsh Mark Twain, "Llew Tegid," a name that is known not only through the length and breadth of Wales, but wherever Welshmen meet in the Eisteddfodic spirit. On the 4th November, 1884, the Rev. W. E. Jones was married to Miss Catherine Hughes, the only daughter of the late Mr. William Hughes, of Corner Shop, Conway, and Penrhos, Llan- dudno Junction, at Zion Chapel, Conway. Mrs. Jones has proved an ideal minister's wife and helpmeet for twenty-five years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Jones have won for themselves the respect and high esteem of all sections of society in Old wyn. Mrs Jones took a prominent part in establish- ing the Pleasant Monday afternoon for mothers, now so popular in Colwyn, and she is also a valu- able member of the District Nursing Committee. A public meeting will be held this (Thursday) evening at Ebenezer Chapel, at seven o'clock, when the Rev. W. E. Jones will be presented with a handsome typewriter, and a silver urn and silver fish knives will be presented to Mrs. Jones. These have been secured by public subscription, and the presentation will be made by two of the oldest inhabitants of the district in recognition of the silver wedding of the Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Jones.
Suffragist Campaign in North Wales. Preparations are being made for an active campaign in favour of votes for women in the North Wales Coast towns. Lady Frances Bal- four, the lady member on the recently appointed Divorce Commission, will at an early date address meetings at Llandudno, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, and elsewhere. At Llandudno she will be the guest of Colonel the Hon. Henry Lloyd-Mostyn, and at Rhyl of Mr. S. Perks, J.P.
Colwyn Bay District Nursing Association. THE YEAR'S SPLENDID WORK. SANATORIUM NEEDED. The general meeting of the Colwyn Bay Dis- trict Nursing Association was held in the Coun- cil Chamber on Monday afternoon. Mr. David Lewis, Eithinog, was in the chair, and there were present, in addition to the officers and all the members of the Committee with the excep- tion of Mrs. Morris (Calvinistic Methodists), the following—Mrs. and Miss Morris, Mrs. Stuart Wood, Miss Lewis, Miss Hope, Miss Schiele, Canon Hugh Roberts, Dr. Lloyd Roberts, Dr. Barrett, Dr. Russell, Dr. Butterworth Wilks, Dr. Lloyd Owen, and Dr. Morris Jones; to- gether with Nurse Jones. The Chairman, in the couse of his remarks, said that the Association had been established in Colwyn Bay for the purpose of providing free of charge sick nursing to the poor of the dis- trict. The society had done much good work, and was thoroughly deserving of support. The object of the meeting was to present the annual report and to solicit increased support. The ispeaker quoted Charles Booth, who in the final volume of Life and Labour said Of all forms that charity takes, there is hardly one that is so directly successful as district nursing. It is almost true to say that wherever a nurse enters, the standard of life is raised." (Ap- plause.) Apart from the actual work that the nurse accomplished in attending the patients, she did much good by the instruction she gave to the people with regard to cleanli- ness and the necessity of fresh air to a healthy life. The Chairman then read the Secretary's report as follows — The Committee is glad to be able once more to report that the work of nursing the sick poor has been diligently carried on during the past year, to its ow.L satisfaction and to the great advantage of the infirm and suffering poor. In November last the Committee made a special appeal to .form a Sick Fund to supply nourish- ment to the sick, and to those who, owing to poverty, were unable to obtain necessaries dur- ing convalescence. A generous response was made to the appeal, and 303 tickets for nourish- ment were distributed to deserving cases. The jubilee Congress of District Nursing was held in Liverpool in May, to commemorate the first establishment of district nursing in this country. Her Royal Highness Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, and His Grace the Duke or Argyll were present. Representatives from the United Kingdom and from every part of the world where this valuable work is carried on attended the Congress. Many interesting and important subjects concerning the work were discussed. Five members of this Committee attended the meetings, which were much enjoyed. Miss Smith, the Inspector of Queen's Nurses for Wales, paid two visits to the district during the year, and the report from the Committee of the Jubilee Institute on the result of the inspection was as follows Nurse Jones did her work very thoroughly and well, and everything seemed to be going on nicely." A great want is felt in the district for suitable accommodation for nursing phthisical and tuberculous patients, as too often the surroundings are sadly unfitted for such cases and the danger to the health of the community must be great. It is to be hoped that in the near future something may be done to enable these patients to be isolated. The Committee announce with regret the resignation of Mrs. Pearson and Miss Johns from their number, and thank them for their valuable ser- vices to the Association. Although no special effort has been made to augment the funds, the Committee is pleased to be able to state that there has been a slight increase in the amount of subscriptions. The income for the year was /141 12S. 8d. (including balance brought for- ward last year) and the expenditure Z129 15s. id. thus leaving a balance in the bank on Septem- ber 30th of Z" 17s. 7d. Once more it is the .Committee's pleasant duty to thank both the subscribers in general and also those who have so liberally contributed special aid, as indicated in the statement of accounts, for their continued confidence and- assistance Special thanks are offered to those who have so willingly taken part in this good work as collectors, and those who have been good enough to take collecting boxes. The proprietors of the local newspapers, for their gratuitous insertion of matters relating to the Association must also be thanked. Commenting upon the report, the Chairman drew attention to the Sick Fund, which had been formed during the past year, and said it had turned out very successful. This was the more gratifying as it was such a necessity. With reference to an isolation hospital, the mat- ter was beyond the scope of the Association, but they, felt it their duty to make the remark em- bodied in the report. An isolation hospital for the county was most necessary, and the speaker fancied that the only pubhc one which existed in North Wales was the one in Anglesey, en- dowed by the generosity of Miss Davies, of Tre- borth, to attend to the requirements of the poor
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Conway and its Ancient Monuments. DESTRUCTIVE TERRITORIALS. Conway Corporation is displaying commend- able zeal in its efforts to protect the ancient monu- ments in that historic neighbourhood from damage. A short time since the site of the pre- historic fortress of 11 Castell Caer Lleion," on the Conway Mountain, was placed out of bounds to the Territorials, who caused considerable damage by pulling down some of the ancient walling to practice entrenchments. The borough surveyor is now in communication with the Liver- pool Committee for Excavation and Research in Wales and the Marshes, with the view of obtain- ing that committee's observations upon what further steps should be taken to preserve these interesting ruins. In the meantime it is proposed to enclose the site with an unclimable fence, and to make an accurate plan of the fortress.
To Abolish St. Asaph County Court. A petition is being signed by solicitors in the Rhyl, Prestatyn, and St. Asaph district asking His Honour Judge Moss to do away with the County Court held at iSt. Asaph. Although the Court is only held there once in three months, being at Rhyl twice to St. Asaph's onioe, the solicitors point out that there is great inconvenience caused to litigants, as most of the cases come from the Rhyl district. St. Asaph was formerly the centre for the Court, and as 'Rhyl developed an alternate Court was held in that town. Eventually the office was transferred to Rhyl, and now the child is seeking to get rid of the mother place altogether.
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in that county. Nurse Jones was to be compli- mented on her work, and during the year she had made no fewer than 4,663 visits to the sick poor. (Applause.) The general fund would have shown, a deficit but for the balance of C24 us. 3d. carried forward from 1908. ^81 os. 7d. had been subscribed. Subscriptions from the Nurses' Club realised .another ^15 15s., dona- tions amounted to £ 6 14s., and the Qonway Union voted £S 5s., the total receipts for the year being Z117 is. sd. (Applause.) The Sick Fund had a balance at the bank of £2 17s. 2d., and the Sinking Fund a balance of £87 4s. 8d. It was worthy of note that patients subscribed £ 6 lIS. 6d. to the General Fund, and the Church Guild (per Miss Ayles and Miss Shewell) subscribed C5 to the Sick Fund. (Applause.) The Secretary's report having been unani- mously adopted, the Executive Committee for the ensuing year was elected as follows —Pre- sident, Mrs. Reynolds; Vice-Presidents, -Mr. Shewell and Mrs. Lumley; Hon. Secretary, Mrs Jamieson Hon. Treasurers, Miss Lewis and Mr William Jones (City and Midland Bank); Hon. Auditor, Mr. F. J. Holmes. Committee: Mrs. Caiins and Miss Briggs, Church of England Mrs. Charlton Jones, Roman Catholic Church Mrs. Little and Mrs. Nunn, Wesleyan Church; Mrs. Thomas and Miss Ayles, Congregational Church; Miss Williams, Baptist Church; Mrs. David Lewis, Presbyteriam Church Miss South- all, Society of Friends; and Mrs. Morris, Cal- vinistic Methodist Church; together with the medical practitioners resident in the district. Votes of thanks were accorded Miss Johns for her services as treasurer during the past four years; the two retiring members of the Com- mittee, Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Lewis the Pre- sident, Vice-Presidents, and Committee; the Hon. Auditor; the lady collectors, Miss Buck- ley, Mrs. Lumley, Miss Lewis, Mrs. Sewell, Miss Girdler, Mrs. H. Jones. Miss Ayles, Miss Lloyd (two districts), Miss Bond, Miss Roberts, Miss Williams, and Mrs. Raper the Press, and the Urban District Council for the free use of the Council Chamber. The Chairman remarked that a vote of thanks conspicuous by its absence from the agenda drawn up the Secretary, was one to Mrs Jamie- son herself. (Applause.) He would move a very hearty vote of thanks to Mrs Jamieson for her excellent work on behalf of the Association. (Hear, hear.) Mrs. Reynolds and others having spoken in praise of the Secretary's work, Canon Roberts, in seconding, said he would couple with her's the name of Nurse Jones, who had done very good work. (Applause.) Mrs. Jamieson had made her work a labour of love entirely for many years, and the Association were much in- debted to her. Their thanks were also due to Nurse Jones, whose work also was a labour of love, and, as the Chairman had said, she gave many useful object lessons which would not be easily forgotten. He was sure the town, should feel grateful to the Committee for carrying on such a noble work, which, as the speaker could testify, was going on in most effective though quiet and unostentatious way. In the case of the Association, he thought they had solved the problem of Church and chapel unity, for here were members of the two bodies working dili- gently together in one cause. He hoped they would long contniue to carry on their work. (Applause.) The vote of thanks having been carried with enthusiasm, Dr. Lloyd Robeits referred to the niattee of an isolation hospital. The county of Denbigh had considered the advisability of forming one, and had held a meeting with that object in view, but most unfortunately the affair had fallen through. Although Denbigh might say it was no worse than many other counties, yet any number of blacks did not make a white, and it would be conceded that a hospital was an urgent necessity. He hoped the Committee would not let the matter drop. (Applause.) Dr. iMorris Jones smoke of the desirability of another Nurse being appointed. He and his fel- low medical practitioners were agreed that the district was too large for one Nurse. Conway, which was but one-third as large, had one nurse, whose time was always occupied. In reply, Mrs. Jamieson evplained that one Nurse cost £70 4s. per annum, and owing to various ciroumstancesi it would be necessary to guarantee another £ 100 at least were an addi- tional nurse to be appointed. The Association had to consider ways and means. Mrs. Nunn expressed the opinion that were Colwyn Bay and Rhos asked to combine, the £100 would be raised easily enough. Mrs. Jamieson pointed out that Colwyn al- ready had a nurse, and finally, upon the pro- ptositioni of D;r. Lloyd, Roberts, seconded by Canon Roberts, the matter was referred to the Executive Committee.