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BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the St. Asaph Board of Guardians was held at the Workhouse, 'St. Asaph, on Friday. Mr. T. Howes Roberts (Vice-chairman), presided, and there were pre- sentMessrs. Joseph Lloyd, P. Mostyn Wil- liams, Gwilym Parry, William Jones, Hugh Roberts, John Evans, Morris Jones, Thomas Lloyd, John Lloyd, Joseph Roberts, John Wil- liams, John Vaughan, Hugh Jones, John Ker- foot, R. J. Williams, John Pierce, R. Llewelyn Jones, Thos. Evans, Joseph Jones, O. Bleddyn Lloyd, Robert Griffith, William Owen, J. D. Jones, George Williams, Hugh Roberts, Mrs. Rawlins, Mrs. Mary Jones, Miss Bennett, and the Clerk (Mr. Grimsley). THE HOUSE. The Master reported that the number of pau- pers in the House last Board day was 139; ad- mitted since, 5; discharged, 4; remaining in the House, 140; corresponding period last year, 141: decrease, 1. Number of vagrants relieved during the fortnight, 69, as against 92 the cor- responding period last year. GIFTS FOR THE INMATES. The Master also reported having received 48 rabbits from Mr. W. C.Jones, of Llannerch Hall, and thai the same were served for the dinner to the inmates on Wednesday. The treat was thoroughly enjoyed, and the inmates felt most grateful to the kind donor for his gift. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. Thomas Lloyd, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr. Jones for his generosity. THE CHILDREN OF THE HOUSE. The orphan children at present in the House were brought before the Board, and presented a clean and healthy appearance. Each child carried a toy, and seemed quite contended with its lot. Mrs. Rawlins proposed that the Board ex- press their satisfaction with the appearance of the children, which she considered very credit- able to the Master. Mr. John Pierce seconded, and said that great credit was also due to the industrial trainer. The Master Hear, hear. I may say that Miss Williams is very painstaking, and does her level best for all the children. The motion was unanimously carried. THE CHAIRMAN'S ILLNESS. A letter was read from Mrs. Morgan, Cae Gwyn, stating that her husband was unable to attend the meeting of the Guardians. She was glad to say that he was now somewhat better, and suffered but little pain. Her husband wished her to convey his thanks to the Guard- ians for their Vote of sympathy passed at the last meeting. A GUARDIAN RESIGNS HIS SEAT. Mr. Jacob Jones, one of the Guardians for Rbyl district, wrote from Sefton, Liverpool, stating that he had removed his residence from Rhyl, and wished to resign his seat on the Board in consequence. It was decided that the letter be forwarded to the Local Government Board, as the resigna- tion cannot take effect without their sanction. THE LATE COOK'S SUPERANNUATION ALLOWANCE. A letter was read from the Rev. G. E. A. Purgiter, of St. Paul's, Leamington, with re- ference to a claim by Mrs. Co wen, late cook at the Workhouse, to a superannuation allow- ance. The Clerk explained that Mrs. Cowen, al- though having paid for some time to the super, annuation fund, was not entitled to an allow- ance, she not having attained the age of 65, and not served long enough to make her claim good. It was decided that the Clerk should for- ward this explanation to the Rev. Mr. Pur- giter. REMUNERATION OF THE COOK AND DOMESTIC SERVANT. Mr. P. Mostyn Williams moved the adoption of the report of the Committee appointed to consider the remuneration to be paid the cook and domestic servant, and the value of the rations allowed to them. The Committee re- commended that the value of the rations for each be £ 25 per annum. This, of course, in- cluded board and lodgings. It was also recom- mended that the salary of each be increase to amount of the deductions made out of tll"ir pay under the provisions of the Supérann uati. Act. In the case of the cook, the amount de ducted was 14s. 4d. per annum. Her salary at present was £ 10 a year, and the Committee re- commended that the 14s. 4d. be added to this salary. The domestic servant received a salary of f,3, and to that the Committee recommended the addition of lis. 5d., being the amount paid annually to the superannuation fund. Mr. John Pierce seconded the adoption of the report. Mr. Thomas Evans A salary of f,3 per annum is a disgrace to the union. Upon my word it is (laughter). The motion was agreed to. CALLS IN ARREARS. The Clerk reported that the calls in the fol- lowing parishes were in arrear to a consider- able amount :-Bodelwyddan Cefn, Llanfair, Rhuddlan, St. Asaph, St. George, and Waen. The Chairman It is very important that these calls should be paid. After drawing cheques to-day there will hardly be any money left in the bank. J J J Mr. Mostyn Williams: Do we ellar-e interest on arrears? ° The Chairman: No. Mr. John Pierce proposed that the Clerk should, serve each assistant overseer with a week's notice, and if the v.ioney were not paid by then, that proceedings be taken. They should not be too hard with the overseers this year—so soon after Christmas-when the peo- ple indulged m more festivities than usual (laughter). • Mr. Thomas Evans: And the Kinmel rent is next week (renewed laughter). Mr. R. J. Williams proposed that 14 days notice be given, and Mr. Pierce having with- drawn his motion, this was agreed to.

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