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'ABERYSTWYTH. INFIRMARY ANNUAL MEEITNG. This meeting was held at the Town Htd\ Aber- ystwyth, when there were present: Mr J G W Borjsall (Fronfraith) chairman, T Levi, Job 11i.)e8, Griffiths, L1anbadarn; N Thoma3, Vicar' of Llanbadarn: T A Ponry, Messrs H C Fryer, ii Ivlorgttn, 0 M Williams (Mayor), F R Roberts, J D Perrott, J Gibson, D C Roberts (ex-Mayor), M:>jor Bonsai', Mis Boycott, Mrs E James, Mrs Morgan Lewis, Mrs Lewis Griffiths, Mrs Griffiths (Waterloo hotel), .Mr3 Penry, Mrs Ftyor, Miss Carpeutar, Messrs R Morgan, T Mal'.orv, T M Green, II Bonsall, W Thom«=, T W P.^weU. J Griffiths, E Evans (solicitor), L Lewis (N & P Bank), R Eli's, J P Thomas, H P Edwards, R Doughton, J M^rthia*, T CUvon, Daniel MOTHH, D Harsphreya, Edward Evms, W J Br;t, D (Portland street), John Richards (Market street), J j Davies (Queen street), W R Jones, A Jm,), E Ben- bow, Edward Owen, LIo: r] Ktvo^t). Tg Jenkins (Eaglo House), T Parry, with Dr Morgan (house surgeon), Dr n.nd D*- B ■To^r? (hoiioiary surgeons), s.n'1 Mr J Evar-s (ii ene-r). THE CHAIR. Mr Gibson complained that the chairman wi I not. there at the proper time, and declared that it was absurd to keep a large meeting of that kind waiting icr somebody who evidently did not think it worth while being present.— Somfe of those present pointed out that it was hardly the time by the railway.—Mr Gibson did not core if it wasn't time by South Africa.— Mr Powell (grocer) I saw Mr Borisall in town.—Mr Gibson Then he ought to be here. I propose that we proceed.—The meet- ing waited a few minutes longer, and the mayor wag then voted to the chair.—Councillor W liiams had scarcely taken his seat when the aged chair- man entered the room and was received with loud applause. THE REPORT. The Chairman said that they had the report and balance sheet tor 1899 before them and he hoped that they would take it home and stndy it, for it would show what a blessing the Ir.firrnary had been to the town and country, and how prosperous it was. T no recoipt .ere large, in fa0t the lan-;p81j on record (hear, hear). The next to it was the year 1885, when the Infirmary was built, and an appeal was made to the people of the county and others for support, and the support then was very gooci, but not quite equal to the contributions and receiots of 1899. Toe disbursements were iacger than hitherto, and of course as there was an increase of patients they expected it. In-patients had beeu in charge of the House staff for 836 days more than in 1898. But taking the average cost per head it was found to work out at a less cost, and this was due to the matron. In consequence of the increaRe in the number of patients an extra nurse had had to be provided and the salaries had They had also to spend more money on furniture ami on a moitnary. If they considered these matters he thought that tbey would agrae that the Infirmary was in a first-class slate (hear, hear). He ought to mention that credit was due to their excellent house surgeon (Dr Morgan) for his services (hoûr, hear). He had experience of house surgeoa fur over ialf-a-century, but he never met one who was so good, kind, and capable as Dr Morgan (hear, hear).— Mr R Doughton moved, and Mr E Evans seconded, the adoption of the report which was agreed to. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. The Chairman said that if they looked round they would probably nul a President.—Mr 11 C Fryer said that they had no need to look very far; it was an easy task, and h3 had great pleasure in proposing that Mr Bonsall (the chairman) be elected President — (cheers)—for the eusuing year, and he hoped for many years to come (hear, hear). Mr Bonsall had rendered most valuable services to the Infirmary for a great number of years, and it wa3 of greet importance to havo a person of Mr Bonsall's great experience and of calva judgment to preside over their meetings, both at the Infirmary and at that annual gathering (hear, hear).—The Chairman eaid that considering the infirmities of age and the fact that he wss 83 years old he really expected notica to quit—(laughter)—but as they "Were so indulgent hu would accept the ofi1ce for another year (hear, hear). HOUSE SURGEON. For the pose of house surgeon vacant owing to the resignation of Dr Morgan there were several applications and these the committee had reduced to three. The three applicants appeared before the meeting and Mr James (sou of Councillor E 11 James) was appointed. The other applicants were Mr Owen Williams, Dolgelley, and Mr Hughes, Vlerthyr. The salary ia JE150 and the duties of secretary are iucludea. ASDITOR. Mr J R Rees, manager of the North and South Wales Bank, was re-appointed auditor. COMMITTEE. The following were appointed on the committee Mrs Jessy Williams, Councillor C M Williams, Rev T A Penry, Rev T E Roberts, Messrs J D Perrott, W Thomas, and W H Colby.—It was decided to consider the propnseu alterations of certain rules at a special meeting to be called.—The meeting unanlmouhiy agreed to place four beeb aX tho dis- posal of the War Odea, for wounded soldiers. A cordial vote of thanks was passed to the house surgeons and a1so to the chairman, when the pro- ceedings closed.
MACHYNLLETH. FAIR.—The fair on Wednesday was a very suc- cessful one, the day being very fine, and a very large number of people came into the town from the country. COUNTY SCHOOL.—Another pupil of this school, Arthur Herbert Hamer, has satisfied tho require- ments of the Civil Service Commissioners and qualified himself as a Post Office clerk. The pupils of this school have been singularly successful at these examinations. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—TUESDAY. Present: Mr W 11 Jones (chairman) presiding, Messrs Richard Gillart, Edmund Gillart. Richard Owen, John Pugh, Thomas Smith, Richard Rees, Edward Rees, and J M Breeze, with Mr J Rowlands (clerk), Mr D P Jones (assistant clerk), Dr A 0 Davies (medical officer), and Mr John Jones (sur- veyor). COUNTY RATIXG. A cirenkr letter was read from the Montgomery Couuty Council enclosing the basis for county ratiag and stutiug that objectiona would have to be made by a oertain ti:re. The existing basis was £6,4(j3, and the new basis .£7,19ó 188 3d.— It was stated that as the Council based its figures upon those of the Board of Guardians objections should come from that body and not from the Council. NOTIFICATION OF DISEASES. The Local Government Beard wrote in regard to tb) notification of infectious (HSpaS2", stating tk., Infectious Diseases Notification Act of 1389 lad now been mnde compulsory for Urban acd Rural Councils.—The Clerk said he had sent a copy to every medical officer in the district informing them that they wore to notify all cases of infection icr which a fee of 2s 6d be given.—The fteticn ef the clerk in this matter was approved r". A LCU L IRCKITKOT APPEARS BEFORE THE COUNCIL, The titreets Committee recommended that plans &uhor.*t;.ed by Mr G H. Williams, architect, be appjcvei of.Mr Williams at?ended tho Council treetinsr, comp'rirfng that plans drawn out by him had been repeatedly rejected by the Council. As i nat.ha of the town ho fe't that he d:d not re- I ceived the encouragement which ho. thought h? was cntit'ed to by the Council. The result cf having b;s plans rejected wa", thaT, his name appeared Õf1 rhe iornl papers fiR one unab1e to prepare plans in accordance w.;tl1 the Council's bye-!awa. What made the matter singular was that other Councils passed his plans. The' Machynlleih Council d>d not even fnrrish him with tho reasons which led them to refrre his plans.—The Chairman Has not the surveyor told you the reasons why ?—Mr Wi'b'nms: I have been with the surveyor and he openly told me that be was ignorant of the bye-laws.—The Survevor: I toid you that you had a copy of the bve-laws and you to study them. Ho added that thero was no privy accommodation shown on the plan.—Mr Williams I have come to an understanding with yon as regards those at the back which were to be used. In that case it was not necessary tofhowtfcera on the plan. The Surveyor: I was told that after the plans were rejected. The Surveyor and Mr Williams continuing to argue the matter between themselves, Mr J Pugh said he did not think the Council could possibly do anything against Mr Williams. On the other hand ihoy were desirons to assist him in every they could. At the same time Mr Williams must know that it was necessary to have offices aud to them on the plan. The Council did not dcd different with the plans sent iu by Mr Williams than they did with those sentiu by other architects. Mr Vy illiams said he now felt satisfied that it was not the Council's fault.—Mr R Gillart said be was surry that Mr Williams should think for a moment ttiat the Council were against his success. As one member of the Council it was far from his intention to injure him in his piofession at all. It was necessary in the interests of the town that sanitary arrangements should be shown on all plans.—Mr Williams pointed out that the plans he had sent in were far Irani complying with the by- laws. They were sent in by mistake. Still the Council had approved of these plans.—The Clerk: Your initials are affixed to them.—Mr Willinms They were my plans I am sorry they were sent in I by mistake.—Mr E Gillart then proposed that the new plans be deferred in ordar to go before 1 com- rDee& ( nlš course was UU:t1111110usly agreed to. THE SE.VKRAGE WORKS—A DEAD LOCK. The clerk read tho letters that had passed between him and Mr J M Howell, Aberdovey, ia regard to the purchase of a piece of land for the purpose of the new sewerage works. Mr Howell pointed out that he had a st roug objection to selling the land for the purpose named, feeling that the fnrter the 8ewerage works were from hjs proporty tho bet" r. As regards the harndessness and effi- ciency of the antÍfwptic" treatment, which the Council proposed to make on his land, ho felt that there wcre other field" closer to town than his prop- erty at Ogof Fach.—The Engineers, (to whom Mr Howell's letter had been sent), wrote that they had fixed upon Ogof'Fach, as it was the best site in the:r opinion. It was more level. There were other sites that could be utilised for the purpose. As regards the elficiency of the treatment there was "mole testimony of its efficiency from people who ivpd m to the works than would be the nse here. — Mr Howell having received a copy of the aKne, wrots again, pointing out that he had a strong objection to selling his land for the purpose mentioned.—The clerk suggested that a committee should be appointed to interview Mr Howell.—-Mr John Pugh said Mr Howell was wrong in thinking that the treatment was an antiseptic one. It was the 1 sceptic one. Perhaps when he understood, that he would change his opinion.— Mr E Giila.rt: Mr Pugh is sceptical (laughter).—The committee appointed to see Mr Howe1. are the chairman, Mr E Gillart, and the clerk. STREET REFUSE. Mr E Gillart brought to the notice of the Coun- cil the in ct that the street refuse was not carried away according to the arrangement made. Refuse could be seen about the town at such a late hour as 12 noon. That was not the fault of the carter, but, of the townspeople, who did not pnt their boxes out in time. The attention of the public should he drawn to this matter.—The Surveyor was instruc- ted to attend to it. IKE VACANT SEAT. The Clerk said that the matter of the seat vacated by the death of the late Mr Joseph Evans had been brought before the last meeting. The usual way was to dcclari the seat vacant and to elect a mem- er by the next meeting.—Tho matter was ad- ontoed. LAMP-LIGHTING. Mr John Jones, one of the Council's workmen, was appointed to light the street lamps during the winter at a salary of one shilling a right.—Mr J Pugh and Mr R Gillart spoke in favour of this work. RATE COLLECTING. Mv Davies-Williams, rate collector, reported that acting upon the Council's instructions he had issued summonses returnable at the next Potty Sessions. As regards the summons issued against Mr Edward Jones, Lion Hotel, Mr Jones laid great stress before the magistrates on the fact that he was summoned for the non-payment of rates and appeared to be very indignant stating that that was tho first time that proceedings had been taken against him. He was unable at the time to contradict, but he was since in possession of evidence that ,Mr Joaea had been before them on a previous occasion for the non-payment of the general district rate. At the last meeting the Council directed him to collect the second instalment cf the rate. Out of £480 159 9d due on that day he was pleased to say he had collected £319 10s 3d, so that day, including the vacancies which to be deducted, the amount due was £J 61 5s If orders were made upon those summoned he hoped by the next meet- ing to be able to present aolean sheet, without any arrears whatever.—Mr Edmund Gillart said the Council had been placed under some disadvantage as to the recovery of rates owing to the fact that the second instalment had become due at a short interval after the first was demanded. Ho had proviomly referred to this matter pointing out that there had been a tendency on the part of collectors in past—lie did not refer to the present collector—to go round for the second instalment to the good payers before clearing the first instal- ment from all ratepayers that was to say, those who paid regularly had to pay twice before the bad ones paid once. That was not fair to the good payers. He (Mr Gillart) had not paid his rate because of this. —Mr Pngh You ought to have paid (laughter).— Mr Gillart said that perhaps Mr Pugh had adopted the same course. He did not pay on that principle. He had always paid the rate3 regularly bnfc if h;s name was f0nnd this ti:.1lÜcn the bad list that was the cause of it. Owing also to the late time at which tho rate wag made it was difficult, to colioct the rates. It was very essential that the rate should be done at once, and if possible presented to the next meeting. This would do away with the unpleasantness of collecting 'two instalments so close together. Ho had heard people complaining that no sooner was one rate collected than the other was deroaodsd.—Mr Breeze thought it was a mistake that the Rate Collector had not seen Mr Jones, Lion Hotel, before issuing the summons. Proceedings were sometimes taken when the money could easily be collected by calling. A call should be given after the demand note was sent.—The Chairman observed that it was only fair to the Collector for it to be known that he had called on more than cue occasion at the Lion Hotel. —The Rate Collector assured Mr Bieese that he need not be afraid that he had not called often enough for the money.—The Chairman remarked that the suggestions of Mr Gillart were worthy of their attention. ENFORCED ABSENCE. Lord Henry Vane-Tempest wired to the Chair- man regretting his inability to attend as he was away from home. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—WEDNESDAY. Present Mr David Evans, Penr.al, chairman, presiding; Mrs Maglona Lloyd, in the vice-chair; Messrs John Owen and Richard Morgan, Tovryn; William Jones and J Hughes Jones, Aberdovey; John Jones, Darowen; E M Jones, Llanbryrrmair; Humphrey Jones, Pennal; Wrm Evans, Scubory- coed; Eliis Hnghes, Cemmes; Edward Hughes, Llanwrin Rowland Jones, Caereinion and John Rowlands, Machynlleth; with I) Evans, clerk; D ¡¡¡Ol";¡,n, assistant clnrk; and tha reJieviug officers. STATISTICS. Amount of out-relief administered during the past fortnight, Machynlleth district, per Mr John Jones, £23 6d 4d to 87 paupers; Darowen district, per Mr Daniel Howell. £42 16s 6:1 to 138 paupers; Pennal district, per Mr WM Jones, £31 7s to 107 paupers. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight 32, a decrease of ten as compared with the corresponding period of last year. THE RECENT CASS. At the last meeting the Board had under con- sideration tho question of the dismissal by the magistrates cf a charge brought against two vagrants for having absconded from the House, the defence made by them being that they were unable to get their ciothes dried. Thu Master, en being questioned in regard to the statement, said he never entered the room, and considerod he would be risking his life it he did no. The Board appointed a committee to look into the matter.— Mr Edward Hughes now reported or behalf of Mr Wm Evans and himself that they onsidered the stove big enough if coal was put on it ofteu.—The Master was instructed to attend to this matter in future. FAIR DAY.. The consideration of the abvtroct of accounts was deferred to the next meeting on account of it being fair day, P ETT Y 8ESS fONS.—WKDNKSDAY. Before Major J J Borisall (presiding), Mr Edward Davies, Dr Edwards, Mr Richard Reos, Mr Edward Hnghes, Mr Richard Gillkrt, Dr A 0 Da-vies, and Major1 Hugh Bonsall (Peithyll). CONGRATULATION.—Mr Edward Davies, as tho senior magistrate on the Bench, said he had an agreeable and a happy duty to perform in welcoming the brother of their presiding magistrate there for the first time. It was his pleasure and privilege to congratulato tho three other new magistrates on another occasion. Major Bonsall had splendid qualifications for the Bench, and on behalf of himself and the Bench he extended to him the hand of fellowship, hoping lie would Lave many useful years before, him to discharge that important duty. —Major Bonsall thanked the Bunch for the kind we !corne. DRINK.—Fur having been driml-, John Evans, Cemmes. labourer, charged by P.O. T Hamer, was fined 2r1 6d and THE BENCH AND SHF.F.P SCAB.—Several persons s'.tranioued for not notifying cases of sheep se:ib.—The case against Sarah Wiiiiams, Star Inn, Dylifo, was first heard. Defendant did not appear, bur, sent a neighbour (Evan Davies) to represent her. P.C. Tudor said that on the 17th January, in company with a veterinary surgeon, he called at the farm held by defendant and fonnd five sheep suffering frcm scab. Daviea addressed the Bench at length, and was proceeding to explain the symp- toms of the disease, when the Clerk intervened. He maintained that these sheep were not suffering from scab, and if they were, then all the shoep in the whole district were suffering from it (laughter). This matter was an important one for farmers. Tho constable acknowledged that four of tho sheep were but slightly affected. That was an impossibility. F i' r: t ',) r f" ".(' ('.J r: n t 1. ? 7 ï:' r;1 1, ';J claimed that they were not.—The Bench decided to hear the other cases before deciding on this.— Thomas Jones, Tymawr, Llanwrin, charged bv P.C. Pugh, acknowledged that four sheep among many others were affected. Unlike the previous cas, the defence in thiii was that the infeotion was so slight as not to need notification. Defendant's sheep had always been reported when scab was detected, —In the case against Lewis Pugh, Plasrhiw Season, Llaubrynmair. the dofenco set forth was that he only owned two of tho sheep in regard to which the summons had been taken out. Hannah Edwards, Topycae, Darowon, acknowledged the existence of the scab, but pledged ignorance of the need of reporting it.—John Morgan, Rhiv/lwyfen, Machynlleth (represented by his son, R Morgui), admitted that sheep were affected, but they were not reported on account of witness being awsiv from home and his father ill in bed.—The Bench dismissed the case against Sarah William? upon the payment of costs. All the others were fined 6d each and costs. The Chairman appealed to the farmers to do all they could to eradicate this disease by careful dipping.—Thomas Jones (one of the defendants), addressing the Bench, said that no amount of dipping would eradicate the disease. It created itself.—The Magistrates' Clerk in- terrupted the defendant, and said they would have to send him to Parliament to teach that doctrine and to have the order revoked (laughter). NIGHT POACHING AT CARNO.—Four young men, John Evans, Pikins, Carno, labourer; John Wil- liams and Thomas Wdkim1, Caednon, Carno and John Evans, Clawrvcoed, Carno; were charged with trespassing in pursuit of game on the night of the loth December on land in the occupation of John Jones, Talerddig. The first three defendants acknowdedged the offence, whilst the fourth defen- dant denied the charge against him.—P.C. Tudor said about 1130 p.m. he saw Watkins and some other young men in the field mentioned. On going to the field he met John Evans and asked him fvha*: he was doing there. lie went after Williams and Evans who commencod running. Williams had a net and a dog which, he said, belonged to the farm. He produced the net.—Evan Humphreys, game- keeper, in the employ of Captain Adams, corrobo- rated.—Evans (Clawrycoed) then elected to give evidence on his own behalf. 'He went over the wall to the jiold in order to see who were in the field and what they were doing. It was in the field he saw the-defendanta first. lIe was taking the shortest route home.-The Bench gave Evans the benefit of tbe doubt and fined John Evans, Pekins, John Williams, and Thomas Watkins lOs each and 8s costs. RATE CASE,—D Davies Williams, rate collector to the Urban Council, applied for an order against Humphrey Williams, Maengvvyn Street, for the payment of E2 8s 2d, and it was granted.
CORRIS. MINSTRKLS.—The Machynlleth Amateur Christy Minstrels who gave such an excellent performance iu tha Machynlleth Town Hall soixio time ago excelled themselves at the National School, Corn's on Monday night. The gentlemen composing the troop are the following, Messrs T Cule, R Howell, W Sadlfdr, W E Evans, Sergt J Jonas, Sorgt Evans, David Williams, 0 Morris, Trevor Joues, Harry Edwards, R Coggan, T Leighton, E R Evans, Johnny Edwards, G Weaver, J Evars, W Williams, E Pearce, L Morris, E Roberts, A Lewis, B Pearce. These gentlemen have kindly given their time and talent for the funds of the war. Tho nigger farce called The Black Boarding House" was side- splitting and worth going many miles to 3oe. The anting was capital, while the scenery was all that could be desired. In addition to this farce, there was a musical performance of a very high order, consisting of the following'choruses and songs :—- Chorus, Oh, who will 0'01' the Downs"; comic song, "Our Tyke," Mr Owen Morris: soug, "Ordered to the Fray," Mr E R Evans; song, Village Blacksmith," Sergt Joseph Jonas comiu song, That was me," Mr George Weaver; chorus, Old folks -at home comic song, You say so," Mr J Edwards song, As your hair grows whiter," Mr Howell; comio sone:, Oom-pah," Mr Owen Morris; song, "For old times sake," Mr David Williams; song, "Kruger's Christmas party," Mr H Edwards (encored); song, Down in the deep," Sergt W Evans song, The friars of Orders Grey," laughing chorus, Ha, ha, ha." If the troupe goes to Towyn, the inhabitants of that patriotic little place will patronise the good cause of the War Fund, well and loyally, and they can be assnred that a treat is in. store for them. Mr Cule was tho accompanist, Mr Howell the musical director, Mr Leighton the ideal centre-man, and Messrs Coggan had the tambourine, Mr Edwards the boues. The conurdrums, jokes, and droll sayings, with the quaint drolleries of the corner-men, added not a little to what proved to be one of the most thoroughly enjoyable evening's one can wish for.
BELAN. PRIZE DISTRIBUTION.—The annual distribution of prizes in conneotion with the Sunday School, took place in the sohoolriom, on Sunday afternoon. The Vicar, (Rev Grimaldi Davies) conducted the service, and the Rev Merlin Davies gave a most appropriate address to the scholars. Tha Superintendent (Mr Breeze), read his report for the year which showed that the school was still progressing stead- ily, having an average attendance of 54, against 54 for 1898. He also thanked the Clergy for their support, and especially the teachers for their regu- lar attendance during the year. The Vicar then presented the prizes to the following :-Latira Davies, Annie Gell, Muriel Breeze, (3 years), Annie Jones, (1 year), Mary Spencer, (4 years), Emily Babb, Rosalie Gell, Mrs Roberts, Ellen Griffiths, Richard Davies, John E Davies, George Bebb, David Spencer, (4 years), Eddie Breeze, (1 year), Willie Spencer, (3 years), Willie Lloyd, (1 year), Sydney Davies, (I year), Ernest Langford, (1 year), David Davies, (1 year), Percy Davies, (lyear), John Gough, (3 years), Christopher Roberts, (3 years), Robert Davies, (3 years), Albert Richards, John Lloyd, (4 years), Alfred Cadwallader, John Thomas Richards. At the conclusion, the Vicar thanked Mr and Mrs Breeze for the interest they had taken in the Sunday School since they started it eight years ago.
ELfjESMERE. LITERARY SOCIETY.-The weekly meeting was held in the Town Hall on Wednesday, Mr Jobb, The Lyth, in the chair, when there was a large ittendanoe to hear papars on Holland by Miss Jebb, Lee Hall, and Miss Jebb, The Lyth. They gave a full description of their travels in that country, describing the habits aid customs of the Dutch. Miss Jebb described them as exceptionally industrious, clean and contented. The average wages of tho Dutch labourer Wore Is 8d a day. The lecture was illustrated by lantern views of scenes in Holland of the Dutch people, farms, and stock, by Mr W B ignall. At the close a vote of thanks was given to the Misses Jebb. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—TUESDAY. Present: Mr Brownlow, R C Tower (chairman) presiding, the Revs W C E Kynaston, H Mcodv and S T Wilson Barker, Messrs J 1) Owen, H D Chaoman, John Hood, A J P Child, J Woodville, with Mr R E Lloyd. STATISTICS. Ontrelief administered in Hanmer district per Mr W Williams in the first week of the fortnight £ 4 Is 9d to 32 recipients; against L2 10s 6d to 25; second week £2 19s 6d to 31 against £ 2 10s 6d to 25. Ellesitieve district per Mr W H Rutter, first week £ 9 15s to 107 recipients, agai'ist £ 10 8s IQd to 113; second week X-6 18a 63 to 106 recipients; against e9 9s 6d to 113. Number in the house, first week, 67, against 67 in the corresponding week of last year; second week 69, against 66. Tramps relieved 1C6, against 129, being a. decrease of 22. REMEMBERING THE INMATES. The Master (Mr J Davies) reported that on the 25th, through the kindness of Mrs Brownlow Tower, the inmates were supplied with a substantia' meat tea, and cake, jam, and other good things, in the dining hall, and the sick and infirm in the wards. After tea Mr and Mrs Tower and family and friends delighted the inmates with songs, recitations, and readings, and distributed packets of tobacco to the men, tea and sugar to the women, and oranges, nuts, &c., to the children. Before leaving Mr Tower addressed them, and hearty oheerc were given for the Earl and Countess Brownlow, Mr and Mrs Tower, and family. An enjoyable time was spent, the generosity being much appreciated.—A vote of thanks was accorded to the donors. MISCELLANEOUS. Dr Roe, on the proposition of Mr Hood, was re- appointed medical officer for Welshainpton district. —A communication was received from the Local Government Board accepting the resignation of Sir Wyndham Hanmer for the reasons assigned by him.—The Chairman said he bad received a circular from Miss Frances Power Cobbe iu favour of the abolition of vivi-section and agitating against in- oculatiou.-No action was taken.
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LLANFYLLIN. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—THURSDAY. Present: Mr Wm Roberts (chairman), Captain D H Mytton, Messrs David Evans (vice-chairman), John Jones, \Vm Jones, J Lloyd Jones, R H Jones, G Kempster, John Edwards, J Payne Owen, David Jones (Llanwddyn), David Jones (Guilsfield), Thomas Roberts, John Rees, Wm Moreton, Ellis Williams, II II Charles, J W Lloyd, E Humphreys, E Edwards, it Richards, Edward Davies, Charles Jones, Wm Yangban, John Asriford, W A Jehu, and Thomas Jones; with Mr W A Pughe (clerk). MASTER'S REPORT. The Master (Mr T Aubrey Jones) reported that the number of inmates in the House during the past week was 65, as compared with 71 for the corresponding- week of last year. Tho number of vagrants relieved during the week was 14 men. • He regretted that he had omitted from his report- last Board that Mrs Lee, Llanfyllin, had sent some sweets f ir the inmates at Christmas. He reported that the bakehouse wanted repairing. He also re- ported that the burial ground wall was in a bad state. This was referred to the Visiting Com- mittee with power to get the work done. HE BOLTED. The Master also reported that a tramp, who was not able to break stones, bolted while tho norter was fetching some oakum for him to pick. He was caught by the porter and brought back, and was afterwards brought before the magistrates and sentenced to 14 days hard labour. A WRONG IMPRESSION. When the case of relief to David Evans, River Watcher, Lianrhaiadr came np for ¡u!ariug-, mr J Lloyd Jones said therfi was an impression abroad at Llaurhaiadr and possibly amongst some of the Guardians also, that tl11' man was receiving relief at Llanrhaiadr and also at Guilsfield. This was not so. He was relieved in kind at Guilsfield for a short time, his wife and family were receiving 381 at Llanrhaiadr, when he got better he was removed to Llanrhaiadr and they were relieved at Llan- rhaiadr only. Mr Charles Jones said this man bad been a River "Watcher and there ehoaid be a fund for such a case so that it should not come on tho ratepayer. ELECTION' OR RELIEVING OFFICII. Mr George Ksmpster Raid that before they pro- ceeded to the election of relieving officer bo should like to know whether it was the principle ot the Board that old people who had struggled to exist witfeout falling on the rates should in their old age be refused medical relief. He knew of an old lady, 83 years of age, who had been refused medical relief, although she had never t"oublpd the rate- payers. She had done all she could to save the ratepayers' pockets. It was observed that the case had never been before tho Board and the Clerk stated that if she only made application there was no doubt that medical relief would readily be granted.—A letter was read from Mr J W Davies, acting relieving officer, stating that he had re- ceived aa offer from his late employers, Messrs Peter Robinson & Co, London, offering him a post more remunerative than the relieving officership, and that he had accepted it. He wished to thank the Board for their sympathy with them in his bereavement, through the death of his father.—The Clerk having read the advertisement invitinir ap- plications for the office of relieving officer, the Board proceeded to the election. There were 25 applications received. The candidates were balloted for until only two were left in, viz, Robt Watkins, Penybryn, Llansautffraid, and Dd Davies, Bridge street, Llanfyllin. In the final ballot Watkins re- ceived 15 and Davios 12 votes. The Board after- wards voted openly in favour of Watkins, who was declared elected unanimously. TOBACCO. TheM v'ical Officer's recommendation that an ounce of tobacco per week be allowed to Thomas Williams, r.n inmate, was agreed to, .RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—THURSDAY. Mr John Jones, presiding.—-On the motion of Mr George Kempster, seconded by Mr John Rees, it was decided that the Surveyor (Mr Storey) ascer- tain the miiage of the roads in his district. Mr Kempster also asked that the cost spent in each parish on the roads b3 supplied to tho next Board. The Clerk of the Llansantffraid (Pool) Parish Council wrote drawing attention to the footpath leading from Liansantffraid to Waenfach which required repairing.—Referred to tha Surveyor.—A letter from Llangyniew was road drawing attention to an injurious watercourse oposite Llangyniew School. The Surveyor said this waterconrse, which was undermining the wall, did not belong to the District Council. It was decided to reply that it was not the duty of the District Council to attend to it. Llangadfan Parish Council wrote asking the Council to repair the road leading from Wern-y- Bwlch by Lluast. The Surveyor said the Council had never repaired further than Wern-y-B wlcli, it was decided to reply that the Council was not responsible for repairing any further than was done at present. Llanrhaiadr Parish Council wrote drawing attention to the footbridge near the Waterfall, Llanrhaiadr, at Pantycommins. It appeared the Llar.silin District Council had been considering the same matter at their last meeting, and tbey were of opinion that it was the dnty of the Parish Council to attend to it, as it was not for the general use of the public. It was decided that a reply be sent to the same effect from this Coun- cil.— Meifod Parish Council wrote in reference to a cart bridge reql1;rcd at Bwlchycibau, and he Sur- veyor was instructed to meet Mr Wm Roberts, Ystymcolwyn, and one or iwo others, at the place. — Mr Wm Roberts proposed, providing the cart- ing were done free, that the lower part of the read at Brynmawr turning be widened. This was seconded by Mr Thos Roberts, and agreed to.—The Surveyor reported having inspected the spot where the Meifod Parish Council required a new foot- bridge on the footpath leading from Forge Farm towards Coedcowrhyd. In his opinion the bridge should be erected by the Parish Council, as there appeared to be very little travelling that way. It was decided to refer it to the Parish Counci1.-The necessary length of pipes had been laid at Bw!chy- cibau, the carting having been done free of charge hy Mr Wm Roberts, Ystymcolwyn. Llanerfyl—Since the last Board the >urveyor stated that he had noticed another stone bridge at Deosg which had been damaged by someone. Both bridges were in the parish of Llanerfyl, and should the Council agree to havo this one repaired they could both be done at the same time, this one and Por.trhydyrefel.—It was agreed to havo them repaired.—The Abernaint culvert at Llanrhaiadr had been completed at a cost of JE3 10s. He wished to inform tL, Council tb¡¡,i, there i:3 it slang nf land ou one side of the district road at Pennant leading from Liangynog to Rhydyfolin opposite Tynycood on which are 14 aider trees which had been marked for felling, and whicti he considered belonged to tho District Council.—It was decided that inquiries be made as to by whose authority they had been marked.—The expenditure for the past. month was —Manual 12s lid team labour, 15s materials, £10 00 od total, ac-lrl H, ";L
PONTRGBERT. EISTEDDFOD.—A movement '030 so t on-foot to hold an Eisteddfod in this beautifully situated village summer. The amount of support already accorded to it promises great success) to the venture. Mr Marshall Dugdale, LIwyu, Llaniyliin, who has been invited to be ono of the presidents, oas nromised 9, HubscriptÎon of £ 5. OBITUARY.—On Saturday JHUU tfce death of Mr Abraham Wood, Dolfeimog, took place. Born at Ponoaedu, tha doceased had lived for a large num- ber of years at Ponyboncyn. and had lately retired from the active pursuit of his calling as a farmer. He was a genial man, a kiud neighbour, and was vary much liked by all. He was 70 years of age. He was buried in the old Calviuistie Methodist Churchyard on Aeaneed iy hist, the ftrviee was conducted at the house by the Revs Dr James and Olwern Evans, and at the grave by the Rev E Griffith, Lower Tho funs-.val was largely attended. COXCSRT.—A highly successful concert was held on Tuesday in the Calvanistic Methodist Ch>ipef in aid of the Church Funds. The Chapel was filled with a large and appreciative audience. The Rev John Evans, Llanfair, occupied the chair, and Mr E Dryuurst Roberts accompanied. The following waR the programmej: Congregation hymn 0 agor fy Llygaid i weled$*' address by the Chairman; song olwyn yn croi," Ap Giaslyu (encored); parLsong "The fairies' revels," G waeuyuog party, conducted by Mr Joseph Jones song Y Bachgen Dewr," Mr Tom Mathews, Carno; partsong M y fanwy," Liaufyiliu party, conducted by M Owens, Tyuewydd song, "Negesy Blodeuyn," Miss M E Jones, (encored) competition in singing in tune "Grugybac," cwo parties competed, 1st Gwaeny- nog party 2mi Llanfyllin party, Ap G'aslyn abjudicated; s„ag Eiddo Mar: Ap Glaslyn (encored); song Doigryn ar fedd fy Mati," Miss O wen, Tyuewydd; quartette Ceisio yr Jesu," Gwaenynog party song Y Fellten" Mr Tom Matthews (encored) partsong Glanan Dyfrdwy," Llanfyllin party song, Miss M E Jones; song, Ap Glasiyn song Merch y Cadben," Mr T Mathews (encored); song "Cymru" Mr Joseph Jones; partsong "The Soildier's farewell," LhnfyJlin party finale Hen wlad fy nhadau." The arrange- ments were efficiently carried out by a committee of which :1'.11' David Hughes was the energetic secretary. The concert closed with a vote of thanks to the chairman, accompanist and various f\flrf0"! r: f
OSWESTRY. INCORPORATION.—MONDAY. Present: Mr W Glitliths (chairman) presiding. Mr J Griffiths (vice-chairman), Rev T M Bulkeley- Owen, Messrs D Yang-nan, T Ward reen, W S Frith, H C Holland, T Whitfield, Richards, J Can wright, A Peate, J Vaughan, r "ai0 wright; with Mr J C Bull (clerk), Mr C 1 (assistant cler), Messrs Hines and Reynolds (E »iagofficers) and Mr G Fuloher (master). STATISTICS. The following figures were reported by the Clerk :—First week, number of inmates 234, against 225 in the corresponding week of last year; out- reiief, £27 16.-1 3d to 363 recipients, against £25 12s 9J to 340; tramps, 35. Second week. number of inmates, 235 against 230; out-relief, £27 88 2d to 371 recipients, ag:;¡ÍTJ6t £2758 4d to 333; tramps, 51. APPOINTMENT OF LAUNDRESS AND PORTER. The applicants for the post of porter selected by the Board at the last meeting to appear before them attended.—-The Vice-Chairman proposed the np- poiutaiens of Mr Brown, Maesbary, and Mr Wain- I wright seconded.—The appointment of Mr J Jones, Chirk, was proposed by Mr Frith and seconded by Mr Holland.—On being put to the meeting, the majority voted in favour of Mr Brown.—On the proposition of the Rev T M Bulkeley-Owen, seconded by Mr D Vaughan, Mrs Fulcher was appointed 'a undress. TH:J CASE OF JAMES CAIRD. The Ciork reported the receipt, of a letter from the Loca.1 Government Board asking for the opinion of the Board and of the officers on the refusal to receive James Caird, an alleged lunatic, into the house. A lengthy letter on the subject was read from the Clerk to the borough magistrates, and it was agreed that the Chairman, Vice-chairman, Messrs Nicholson, Peate and Goff be appointed a com- mittee to co into the matter, with power to act. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE OFFICER. In the coutinued illness of Mr G C Smith, Mr R H Richards was appointed deputy school attendance officer for a further period of oue month. THE HOUSE. The Master acknowledged with thanks the receipt 0/ illustrated books and papers from Messrs C G Bayley, J Wiiiiams, D Vaughan, Glascodine, I and W il Thomas. Four estimates were sub- mitted for re-slating two portions of the vagrant ward, and that of Mr W H Thomas (£1418;; 9d) being the lowest was accepted.—Messrs H Green- wood Leach and W W Coulson and the Kentucky Minstrels having given entertainments at the House, the Master desired to thauk the performers for their kindness. TOWN" COUNCIL.—MONDAY. Present: The Mayor (Mr R II Mm:>i. Aldermen W Fletcher Rogers, T Whitfield, and W H Spaull. Councillors Dr W Aylmer Lewis, G Perks, E Bremner Smith, Watkin Jones, R Daniel, Samuel Lloyd, Chas E Williams, S Parrv Jones, R Howell Davies, T Poole, E Roberts, W H Plimmer, E B Tnompson, J Maclardy, and J P Sheather, with Mr J Parry Jones, town clerk Mr W Jackson, deputy town clerk; Mr W Thomas, finance clerk; Mr G W Lucey, borough surveyor.
THE ELECTRIC LIGHT WORKS. LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOARD BEJTSE TO SANCTION A LOAN. The Town Clerk said he had received a com- munication from the Local Government Board declining to sanction the loan for the purchase of the Electric Light Works (hear, hear, and applause from the opposition).-Dr Lewis: That wili put Oswestry back 20 years. — The letter was as fol- lows I am directed by the Local Government Board to state that they have received the report made by their Inspector, Mr Bickntdl, after the enquiry held by him with reference to the applica- tion of the Town Council for sauctiou to borrow £18,000 for the purchase of the undertaking of tha Oswestry Electric Lighting and Power Co., Ltd., and for purposes in connection therewith. The Board have catefnllv considered the report, to- gether with the evidence submitted at the enquiry and have come to the decision that thsv could not properly sanction the proposed loan of £18,000. FINANCE COMMITTEE Mr Daniel brought up the report of this com- mittee and the recommendations were adopted as follows:—That the bills examined and allowed be paid, i.e., against Borongb Fund, £253 14s lid; Markets, £143 5s lOd and General District Fund, £993 7a id and that the costs attending the acquisition of the Bailey street properties be tem- porarily advanced from the Market funds, to be repaid on completion of loans. That the Town Clerk take steps for recovery of rents due from the .E ailey street properties. ANNUAL BULL SALE. Mr Whitfield applied for the use of the Smith- field for holding the annual bull sale on March 16. On the proposition of Mr Bremner Smith, seconded by Mr W T Jones, tho application was granted. GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE THE QUESTION OF AIR, SPACE. The following recommendations were vaBSeG:- That ten oilskin coats be provided for the use of mell iu charge of Corpüraion horsP8, &c.; that the plans and estimate produced by the Surveyor for the construction of Ash road, and completion of Lome street, be approved and the work be pro- ceeded with; that the following plans be passed, i.e., three houses in Ferrers street for Mr John Vaughan, and two houses in lioft street for Mr G A George.— Mr Whitfield said with regard to Ash road and Lome stroet, the Committee had decided that the work should bo done on the cheaper 8cale and the Surveyor would explain.- Tho Surveyor gave the explanation, and said as to ASH read a saving of £12 would be effected and Lome street a savint' of £8. The apportionment of the cost would be for Ash road 6s 5d and Lome street £88 Is 4d. The work which had already been done there had been allowed for.— Mr Bremner Smith thought it was unfair that the owners, who had already done certain work, should be asked to do work over again to comply with the I Council's arrangement.. He did not think the Board intended to be unfair. He thought a reason- able allowance should be made in respect of the work carried out, and if the Council could not do so it would be a great hardship on the owners.— Tho Surveyor said he had made a proper allowance and Mr Bremner Smith said he was glad to hear that and hoped the arrangement would be con- tinued. It had not been done in the past. Ho added that he thought Stewart road should be attended to also.—The Mayor said Ash road was an older road than Stewart road and should take precedence.—The Committee also recommended that the plan for a workshop at the rear of Mr George's houses be rejected aa not complying with the by-laws.—The Town Clerk having road the by- law, Mr Chas Williams said if the Council rejected the plan they.;ou!d inflict fIo hardship upon the owner of the property. The by-law stated that they had the power to modify where such ought I reasonably to be doue. He proposed, the Council being satisfied there was thorough ventila- tion to the houses, that the by-laws should b, modified so that the plan might be passed.—Mr Spaull seconded, and after giving the measure- ments said there was enough ventilation,—Mr Howell Davies said if the Council was going to upset the Committee's decision without hearing anything about it, it was a waste of the Com- mittee's time to discuss these matters. He STlp- the amendment, aud was glad to find that the Council was in its right mind abommia matter, as the ex-Mayor told him ho was on one occasion (laughter).—Dr Lewis humorously remarked that if he did say so he would withdraw it now (re- newed laughter).—Mr Howell Davies reminded the Council that there was a serious case pending now (cries of Oh ").—The Mayor ruled Mr Davies cut of order on that. point. — Mr Davies added that he rejoiced at the Council doing ar act of justice.— Mr Perks said he thought it should be clearly understood that there was more space at the back of these houses than the by-law required.—It was then agreed to pass the plan.—Mr Whitfield pro- posed the adoption of a recommendation of the Committee that a plan fur alteration of promises in Salop road for Mr T H Ellis be rejected as they did not comply with the Lv- :aws.-1Ir Spaull thought the Council had arranged to purchase this ground.—Several members ex- pressed a similar opinion.—Mr Daniel, after making a remark as to gentlemen making loopholes to evade the by-laws, thought the Council did agree with the trustees- to purchase this projection.—The Mayor said the Council did agree to purchase, but they could not close on the terms.—Mr Bremner Smith referring to Mr Daniel's remark thought Mr Daniel should give the names of those who he said triod to evade the by-laws.—Mr Daniel What .1 have said I have said, and if I have said anything wrong the Mayor will say so.—In reply to Mr Mac- lardy, the Town Clerk said the Council's terms were not accepted.—Mr Spaull suggested that trre piau be rejected and a committee be appointed to report upon what terms this laod could be pur- chased. It was most desirable that the Council should secure it.—Mr Fletcher Rogers supported. He thought that when an arrangement was made they should know the result. He understood that the member, in whc>s« hands the matter was left, would be abl to arrange for the purchase at the offer agreed to by the Council.—The Town Clerk read the minute of January of last year in which it was stated that (, .") .1 -1o'j "i Saunders for the land at this place in order to make a footpath. He did cot know thai matter wi uld crop up that morning. The off--r "1E n°* accepted. Mr Bremner Smith said he wi.1; pre. to contend that the plan complied with the hy law. The Surveyor said it did not. — Fletcher "Rogers seconded the amendmen* to tp* point ato go into the quest' of pur. chase.—Mr Howell Davies contendad that it T out of order. Jt was net on the agenda. Thfl 1 Mayor said that the Town Clerk stated trot it "80S in order. The following were appointed a mitteo to go into the question: Messrs William*. K S Parry Jones, Daniel, and Spaull. — T'v mittoe further recommended that Mr E \V*;niafl>i I 57, Park Avenue, be requested to tltk. 4 1 buihling ev: o:by him at the rear (,f no plan having l. '-en sent in, and the building beifl^ placed en the required air space at the of th4; house. The adoption of the recommendati'-r! ing beeu read, the surveyor stated that jt was wooden building, with a corrugated iron roof, l'j blocked half of he living room window. c: buiidi.ig was a i _;i; [<idj)1 one. Mr Wdlli-ims was building 111 Oswestry and he used this plaoo >;o'eP,: some of the materials in. — Th'_> MayO's pointed out that no plan had boon senf in.— Mr Davies: It says nothing on the Oi. nct*' about the plan not being sent iii.Tlie Tn-" (reading part of the Committee's recommen Jut ion) No plan having been sent in previous to oroetimiHi Mr Davies: We'll, you need not be in a too'.oor, iSk Town Clerk.—The Town Clerk: I am Jfl|. Davies proposed an amendment that Mr Wihh.tfU be asked to pull the building down in six inonthd time.—Mr Roberts seconded this.—Mr emnfli' Smith asked if it was necessary wher -1;• io| was put up in a yard as a protection from i'.do # ask a man to send in a plan, and were thev serioO'i in doing so? Ho took it that in the present ?:iS0o a corrugated sheet whore had been put ,,e they, a lot of grown-up men, going to ask f ir a ultJ of it He thought their time could bo bottei employed. This question of open space in real | of houses needed grasping. They were Vdnf wrongly advised on it, not wilfully. ,M- th builders and professional men ,;11 and they all agreed that the by-law was interpreted. Surely everyone could not be wron| and one right. He thought it was time t; ^y rJ) ped that quibbling, it was not hing else, al>o.o spaces. The object of the space at the re'sw# veutilatiou ro if pot a go,d circulai ion of ai throughout the house, why should the Connci interfere and cause no end of trouble. Suppo-in# they rejected a piau aud it was right, a man \< ul€ have to go to court and apply for a t, i tl tf compel the Council to pass the plan, and how iltll a working man bear the expense. The uiiM,oif pretatiou was cruel and unkind. He was not oio o ia# the committee; he was only saying that the madefi should be thoroughly considered. Every boddeM in the town was complaining about vt. Mr Spaull said if it vai a shore, it would b4 affected by the by laws.—Mr Thompson s;:i;i thaw the structure wau similar to the one he -put 0 the rear of bis houso a few years ago and ho wa* uever atked for Iii. plan (laughter, and It was not too late yet "),lir S Paz-i-v Jones thou ht tb council should support their officer (Mr Bv..nine* Smith: Utter rot). Mr Smith was one of tbos* interested in building. The builders had been against the surveyor in this matter. I t w as I public duty and an unpleasant one He thougW they ought to support him (hear hear).—Mr Daui^ said that although without any knowledge o? tb« circumataaoea of the particular building he ooul^ not bit silent and hear the charges and mtinuft' tions which had just beeu made by Councillor Smith in regard to the legal reooinmendafcions t the CnnneiJ noon the questions of air spaov. did not koow if Mr Smith was to be tor ifl this matter, it was perfectly useless for thoiri t meet or have a surveyor at all. It was not -r.anjl months ago since they took counsels' opinion. (Mfg Bremner Smith No.) Proceeding, Mr Danhn :-ai4 he was addressing the chair and he asked the to protect him. They took counsel's opinion on fl similar question to this. (Mr Smith No) and of that occasion Mr Smith was opposed to the deci' sion given by the council (Mr Smith: No.) Tho/ admired Mr Smith, they knew he was an able 11130 and gave him credit for what he was and what W had done for Oswestry, but he could not Siè stil and hear that flouuted in the face 0 the Town Cierk. It was au insult to the Town Clerk and an inPnit to thuS0 who present, and he for one could not tolerate if. -The Town Clerk said in this case the advice was givef by the deputy town clerk aud he thoroughly agreed wLh him. It was a building, and it was an in fringement of the by-iawa. He had the opinion 0 tho best authority iu England on the subject. Three voted for the amendment. The proposition to request removal of the building r,, tba. majority. The Mayor: Carried UnJI!il",)sl1:t (laughter). Well with the exception of tor e. CLERK OF THE WORKS. Applications for the position of Clerk to th* Works to superintend the Cross Market were considered. They were 30 in number.—On the suggestion of Mr Bi'emnor Smith, the matte* was taken ill Committp8.
LOTON PARK. FLOWER SHow.-A committee meeting relating to this show was held on Tuesday, when ii wa0- decided that the show should bo held on Au¡;u<Ct 2nd,
LLANGYNIEW. TEE SCHOOL.—The Managers have this we9 distributed 27 certificates of merit to the most sue cessful children at the Diocesan Examination, an the Inspector's report reads as follows: fhtfs school continues to ba admirably taught, tbK results of the recent exam Lotion in rei?<r.Vus i.noW'f ledge is very creditable to teachers and pupils."
*■ — NATIONAL TRADE DEFENCE FUND. of the National Trade defence fund represent ing all sections of the licensed trade of the United Kingdom, was held at the Westminster Palac Hotel on Friday, February the 2nd, prdside<J over by Mr George C Croft (of Messrs Charrinatotf and Co., Ltd.. London), at which th" f- -ving were prebent: Messrs Graham Aldous, Kilbnrn 0 Blair, Newcastle; G Boghurst, Portsmouth; 11 Cosmo 0 Bonsor, M.P., John Brickwood, PortS-f mouth; W Brown, Biadford; Wlhnk>l'l, B:tol; E IS Buxton, London Spencer Oharrinsrton, M.p.>•' H G Crews, Manchester, hon. secretaiy nf the; National Federation of Off License Holders' AssO'lj ciations; F England, Birmingham 5 Geo; go EwonS>| Plymouth; John Fog.-iriy, Dublin; W F"ord>f Southampton John W Green, Ln'r>" T-T•••• Grinding. London; J G Groves, Maoohest^ C1, tvrleS V R llaig, Loudon; E Hedeftne, South Sh't'd?; J. Hulton, Manchester; H J Israel, Swansea; Levi Johnson, Wolverhampton; J L Kemp, Clx-so" 0 G Long, Maidstone, President, of tb Victuallers' National Defence League; J !,von?< Norwich; T Watson Lovibond, Newcastle-' *v>;o, chairman of the Country Brewers' SoWetv Lnbbock, London J Manders, Cardiff; J J Mr.rt?«» Wakefield; J McLeavv Bebiugton, Birkenhead; JiJ Meades, Maidstone; J J Nagle, Dublin Pickering Phipps, Northampton; George P'-o!e. Ponx-oiee > John Porteons, Northampton W J P'owden ,P¡!,b, Shrewsbury; George Rayment, Reader' G A Robinson, Mannb^i.-or: Vtobert Rnssell, DvMpi; Phiiip Savill. Stra'ford J W Seiko, V ;V; J Slaney, B if chin A B Slim. Birmingham G o.uge Soole, London; F Araughan, York ('har'os Walker, chairman if the London Licensed Victuallers' Central Proi^o'-i.oti Society; J Wallace. W Wa'-d-o.-m, Newport (Men): G B Worth, London; pnd Goo-ge Younger, Alloa.— It was ql'd,inp,;),11 agreed that, in t e (I election* \vlh:4i? satisfactory pledges were received from Iv. r-;yo- didates to the Trade test oner-lions, no oflrciai Tr'd "• action should betaken. Tho (est questions nr.a.;d- mously agreed to as essentia1 were as foiloo ■ 1. Are you in favour of giving full compent-at.■•n f"i' suppressed licences, as recomr.i'-nided by the r y,orf of the Royal Commission (¡;:iw¡e(1 by a ma jorii v of seventeen to seven), and as given at fhi: present time, in all coses where a trading conc-ei-vi 1"1111- pressed in trie puboe interest. the abolition of the existing off wine and son licences, usua1Jy e:dkd grot'¡;'M) or ¡r::xcd n i"r:' licences, and the separation of tl)e;r ? f was decided that at the prc8\.1t crisis tin- above questions were sufficient, but the following ,<:r -p'c- mentary questions were adopted for ase of the discretion of the local com in i ttees —A! i 01tiotj o- Hours.— In the event.of any alteration of the LuurS Of whether on Sundays or week-do.^ will you support the proposal that should be settled by Imperial Parliament and- shoalti rut be left to the discretion of a local body ? Clu'oe.— Will you oppose any scliome for the com* pulsory reduction oi' licenced houses, nmcss tic com* paiiied with or preceded by legislation demo eg with clubs, prohibiting the distribution of excisable liquors by sale, and the supply of such 'iq-.oe- for consumption off the premises, according to the Royal (1ommisio[!
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