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ABERYSTWYTH. i Prevention of Cruelty to H Animals. s The adjourned annual meeting of the Aberyst-lg -wyth sub-branch of the Royal Society for the Pre- vention of Cruelty to Animals, which was necessitated owing to the small artendallce at the annual meeting called for the previous Saturday || was held on Wednesday afternoon in last week at the Town Hall. There were present on this occasion Mrs Geddes Smith, president, Miss Trubshaw, Miss|| Owen (North-parade). Mrs Isaac Griffiths, Salter, Mrs Ainsworth Davis, Mrs Principal Roberts the Rev T. A. Penry, Mr W. H. Colby. Professor Xiloyd Snape and Mrs E. James, lion, secretary. || *^The Inspector's report upon the year's work was|| as follows :—" I have the honour to report for youra! information that by directions received from Mrgi Colam, chief office, 'London, four convictions were registered during my temporary duty between July 26th and September 22nd, 1900. The con- victions obtained were for working horses and donkeys suffering from sores under the harness and for cruelly beating a donkey with an ash plant. The convictions were all obtained at Aberystwyth Borough Petty Sessions. No portion of the penalties inflicted is received by the Society. In addition to these convictions many cautions were given by me and several admonitions were sent direct by Mr Colam from the Chief Office also paid frequent visit to Devil's Bridge, lalybont, Machyn- lleth, and the pleasure traffic centres. I attended the markets and fairs held at Aberystwytn and the towns adjacent. I have to tender my thanks to the magistrates, clerks, and police for the assist- ance they have so kindly given to me in my duties, also to the reporters of the local papers, who have found a space in their journals from our cases." I The Secretary submitted the balance sheet tor the year, which showed that there was a balance in hand of 4s 9d and read the following report:- "Your Committee have to report that for the past year the total amount of money collected is £ 23 8s 6d, as against £ 25 16s 6d during 1899. This u £2 8s difference. During 1898 the sum collected was Z25 15s 9d. The extra demands made upon the public purse during the past year has, it seems, affected all similar societies in the same way. Your committee have found considerable difficulty in collecting even the sum mentioned. Public interest in the work, however, has not fallen off, for the subscription list counts fifty-eight subscribers in- stead of fifty-four as in 1899. The balance sheet shows that the total receipts for 1900 are E27 6s 7dl and the payments P,27 Is lOd, leaving a balance of only 4s 9d. This is the lowest on record. During the past year two committee meetings have been held-one in April and one in October. Inspecto John Lambert came on July 27th and did duty until the £ lst of September, when he was called away." The President observed that the funds were lower than they had ever been, and in reply to Dr Snape, she said the expenses had been heavier than usual. The reports and balance sheets were adopted on the motion of the Rev T. A. Penry, seconded by Mrs Griffiths. Mrs Geddes Smith having refused to accept the presidency for another year, it was unanimously decided,on the proposition of Mrs Griffiths, seconded by Miss Owen, to ask Mrs Dean Phillips accept to the office. Mrs Jessy Williams, Mrs Griffith, and Mrs Morgan, Nantceirio, were elected vice-presidents, and the following, with the addition of Mr T. Darlington, were re-elected patrons.—The Countess of Lisburne, Mr Vaughan Davies, Captain G. W. Cosens, Bronpadarn, Mr and Mrs Principal Roberts, and Mrs John Francis, Wallog. The following were re-appointed on the executive com- mittee-The Rev T. A. Penry, Mr C. M. Williams, Mr W. H. Palmer, Miss Owen, Mr J. R Rees, Mr H. Bonsall, Mr Robert Ellis, Miss Trubshaw, and Mrs Ainsworth Davis and Mrs Slater and Mrs Geddes Smith were added. The Secretary having expressed her intention of resigning. Miss Trubshaw was, on the motion of the Rev. T. A. Penry, seconded by Mrs James, elected to take the position. A vote of thanks was passed the retiring secre- tary on the proposition of Dr Lloyd Snape. Rev T. A. Penry moved a vote of thanks to the retiring President, and this having been seconded, was carried unanimously, and Mrs Smith, in re- turning thanks, said she would continue to interest herself in the Society. The President thought something should be said in reference to to the loss which the Association had suitained by the death of the Queen, who was not merely a patron in name, but one who was deeply interested in the well-being of animals They, women had sustained a special loss in the death of their beloved Queen. Although women were considered unfit to discharge other minor positions and offices, the greatest post of all had been fiilled by a woman with a capability and wisdom which few men could have equalled and no man could have surpassed. They could now only keep her memory green and follow her example and be loyal to her son, his Majesty the King. (hear, hear.) It was decided to bold all meetings of the Society in future on Thursdays instead of Satur- days.

PENPARKE.

LLANILAR.

LLANDDEWI-BREFI.

BOW STREET.

Cardiganshire Main Roads Committee.

LLANBADARN.I

ABERAYRON.

|TREGARON.

LAMPETER.

LLANWNEN.

PENUWCH.

LLANGWYRYFON.

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