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CARMARTHEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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CARMARTHEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Carmar- then Board of Guardians was held at the Union Workhouse on Saturday, Mr J. Hughes (chair- man) presiding. 0 THE ATTACK UPON A MEDICAL OFFICES. MR. W. L. HUGHBS' RHPLY. The following letter was read by the clerk from Mr W. L. Hughes, Medical Officer of Health for the Carmarthen District, in reply to the charge brought against him by Mr N. Thomas, Maesy- prior, in a letter sent to the Board, and veeetved at the previous meeting 10, Spilman-strset, Carmarthen, August 0th, 1S89. To the Chairman of the Carmarthen Board «f Guardians. Sir.-In answer to the letter sent me by your clerk, on the 4tb August, re Daviel Jones, Da By- bank, Llangain. I bejf to state that I was requested "by order" by the Kelieting Officer, on the 31st January, to attend the aforesaid Doiri4 Jones on behalf of the Carmarthen Union. I did so on the same day, and found his leg put up in two spliats. His daughter informed me that he was run over a week previously, and she had sent for Mr Piiee, surgeon, who told her that the leg was brokeir. and that the Lone had come through the.skin." I did not disturb the leg, as it would be a dangerous thing to do in a compound fracture, there being at the time no symptoms of fever. In a few days the patient complained of great pain in his leg. I nndid the dressings and found the upper fragment of the fracture protruding through the skin to the extent of quarter of an inch. With some difficulty I reduced the displacement., and put the leg up in my own splint*. I attended him regularly for over three months, as you can see by my fortnightly returns. I cannot see how Mr N. Thomas, or any one else, can. say that I received this fee allowed by the Local Government Board for work dene by Mr Price, seeing that I had to reset the limb and attend the case regularly for over three months. I might also point out to you that no one can claim to have successfully treated a compound fracture of the leg in 18 days, as stated by Mr N. Thomas' letter. I am, yours faithfully, W. Lawire HUGHES. The Chairman said the charge made that day fortnight against Mr Hughes was of having charged JE5 for setting a leg and attending to the patient when Dr. Price had previously done the work. They now had Mr Hughes' reply, that if he did not set the leg on the first instance, he had to reset it when sent for, and when he found it required it. Possibly, if some statement ef this had been made of the circumstances of the case when Mr Hughes' claim was sent in, this bother would haTe been avoided. The Clerk asked for definite instructions an to what he was to do about Mr Thomas' letter. The Chairman said he must reply to him. A Guardian asked if that Board had to pay Mr Price ? The Chairman said that no such application had been made. Rev W. Lewis, Llangunnock, said that Mr Thomas could not have known the facta of the ease when he wrote his letter. The Chairman said he thought he did. Mr W. L. Hughes said he had no alternative but to do what he did. The Chairman—That ia what we say. Rev. W. Lewis thought Mr Hughes' explana- tion was satisfactory, and proposed that it he accepted. Mr J. LI. Thomas, Llangain, seconded. The Chairman-I don't know that that is necessary. The question is whether we shall answer Mr Thomas. Rev. W. Lewia- Well answer that the Board is satisfied with Mr Hughes' explanation. Mr W. L. Hughes-l would like to know that it is, for this is a serious charge against me-it io one of obtaining money by false pretences. Rev. W. Lewis' motion was carried unani- mously. The Clerk-Am I to reply to Mr Thomas? The Cbairman- Yes, send him a copy of Mr Hughes' letter and of the resolution. Rev. W. Thomas-The letter will be in the papers. The Chairman-We have nothing to do with the papers. Let us be complete.

A CLAIM FROM MR. ELLIS EDWARDS.

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