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CARNARVONSHIRE AND THE ¡ QUEEN'S REIGN. At the invitation of the Lord Lieutenant of Carnarvonshire (Mr. J. E. Greaves) and the Mayors of Carnarvon, Bangor, Conway, and Pwllheli, a county meeting took place on Friday, at Carnarvon, to decide what should be done in the county to commemo- rate the completion of the sixtieth year of the Queen's reign. The chair was occupied by the Lord Lieutenant (Mr. J. A. Greaves), and there was an influential attendance. The Chairman observed that it was in- cumbent upon all Her Majesty's subjects to celebrate in a fitting manner a reign which was at once remarkable and entirely unique. In the year of her jubilee the Queen had herself, by subscribing X-70,000 towards the establishment of the Jubilee Institute for Nurses, pointed out what form the monu- ment should take, and surely to establish such an institution upon a permanent foun- dation would be a far more noble monument than anything that could be hewn in stone (cheers). Letters of apology for non attendance were read from Lord and Lady Penrhyn, who expressed their great sympathy with the movement and enclosed a cheque for X-200 towards the fund from Sir Owen Ro berts, enclosing S25 Colonel Wynne Finch, enclosing £ 20 the Mayor of Conway, who stated that a meeting held at Conway had subscribed Xio to the fund and Air, Ellis Nanney, Mr. Bryn Roberts, M P., Mr. Fin- chett Maddocks, Mr. J. R. Pritchard (Port- madoc), and Mrs. Humphrey. Sir Llewelyn Turner moved the following resolution :—' That the county and boroughs ot Carnarvonshire desire to commemorate the sixtieth year of Her Majesty's reign.' This was seconded by the Mayor of Car- narvon (Mr. E. Hughes), supported by Mr. R, Thomas (chairman of the County Council), and heartily passed. The Bishop of Bangor moved the follow- ing resolution :—' That the commemoration of the sixtieth year of the Queen's reign shall in this county take the form of .'streng- thening the commemoration fund on behalf of the Queen's Jubilee Institute of Nurses.' He hoped that they in that part of the country would do all in their power to carry out the resolution in a practical manner. In this coyntry the inhabitants differed upon many subjects, but there was one topic upon which, he felt sure, they were all of one mind and heart—namely, in their loyalty to the Queen, and in their admiration for her life and character. She had set a noble example to the lowest as well as the highest of her subjects. Her reign bad been a won- derful one. They would search in vain in the annals of their country for a reign of sixty unbroken years, and he thought it would be difficult to find an exact parallel in European history. They would search in vain for a reign so fruitful in the growth, well-being, happiness, and prosperity of the inhabitants. The reign of Queen Victoria would be famous on account of the brilliant discoveries in science and art, discoveries which had facilitated progress, not only in this country, but throughout the world. But among these brilliant discoveries which had marked Her Majesty's reign he knew of no more distinctive characteristic than the prominence given to humane elements in the life of the nation (cheers). It was no won- der it had grown rapidly. It had been nur- tured directly by the Queen herself, and by her example ahcl by the profound sympathy she bad felt and shown for the masses of the people in their hour of pain, distress, and sorrow. It was, therefore, no wonder that she herself had selected the strengthening, the furtherance, and the development of the Jubilee Institute for Nurses as a proper and fitting means of commemorating her long and prosperous reign (cheers). The resolution was seconded by the Mayor of Bangor (Dr. Grey Edwards), supported by the Rev. A. B. Peele (master of St. Kathe- rine's and president of the Institute for Nurses), and carried. On the motion of Mr. W. A. Darbishire, seconded by Mr. D. P. Williams, it was de- cided to form a central committee for the purpose of carrying out the foregoing objects. The following ladies and gentlemen were elected on the committee, with power to add to their number, viz., Lady Penrhyn, Lady Turner, Mrs. Greaves, Mrs. Kneeshaw, Mrs. Breese, Lord Penrhyn, the Bishop of Ban- gor, Sir Llewelyn Turner, the Lord Lieute- nant, the Mayors of Carnarvon, Bangor, Conway, and Pwllheli: the Rev. Evan Jones, Messrs." W. A. Darbishire, D. P. Williams, R. Thomas, H. Kneeshaw, J. R. Pritchard (Carnarvon), P. MTntyre, and Jonathan Davies, The Rev. Evan Jones moved that local committees be formed for the purpose of co' operating and collecting subscriptions. This was seconded by the Mayor of Pwll- heli (Captain Williams), supported by Mr. J. H. Pritchard (Carnarvon), and carried. The Chairman, replying to a question from Dr. Mills Roberts, stated that he bad received a letter from headquarters explain- ing that 70 per cent of the subscriptions raised locally might be retained in the county. Mr. Lloyd Carter was announced to have accepted the honorary secretaryship of the movement.

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