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LIBERAL MEETING AT MONTGOMERY.
LIBERAL MEETING AT MONTGOMERY. Mr David Davies, M.P., presided over a largely attended meeting at Montgomery Town Hall on Thursday evening. The Chairman described Mr Humphreys-Owen as an ideal candidate, who would make an excellent member. He stood for the right cause, for justice and fair play in the affairs of this country, and for the su- premacy of the House of Commons. He asked them to give him a good majority of over IOO, and concluded by moving a vote of confidence in the candidate. Mr Clement Davies, Llanfyllin, Alderman Morgan Thomas, Cardiff, Mr Jones, of the Free Trade Union, also spoke. The Liberal candidate said that if he had to pay tariffs on the things he used to repair his property, he would need higher rents, and the workmen would get lower wages. He had been in America, and he could tell them it was a serious matter. Let them vote for Colonel Pryce-Jones as often as they liked, but do not do so when he wanted to put a tax on bread. Colonel Pryce-Jones, at Newtown, some time ago, said he did not budge a bit from his opin- ions on Tariff Reform. Mr Balfour said at Nottingham that he meant to put 2s on flour and corn. At this election Tariff Re- form would turn its head for ever. So long as a Lord, from the day of his birth to the day of his death, could pass laws in defi- ance of the House of Commons, he would insist that they should come before the country, as he had to do, and they would be better men for it. Most of the Lords had never served their country, and would never be able to do so. Let them have a House of Lords that would assist the country. He was a two-chamber man, and not a destructionist. Whatever legislation came forward, he would always think what benefitted the Montgomery Boroughs. Rating was extremely unfair, and he in- tended to see that put upon a fair and level basis. After several questions had been an- swered, the vote of confidence was put and declared carried.
Tory Lies. Sir,-I expect you would fill up half your columns were you to reply to the vile and lying abuse directed against the Liberal Candidate for these Boroughs. "Sneaking under cover" of a nom-de-plume, one who cannot disguise his personality has a letter in your Tory contemporary, and states that Mr Humphreys-Owen's subscription to the new Montgomeryshire Infirmary was £ 1 as compared with Mr David Davies' donation, which was given at £ 1,000. By some extra- ordinary cause of reasoning, electors are therefore urged to vote for the Colonel and the House of Lords. What are the facts ? Mr Humphreys- Owen's name was published in the first list of subscribers to the new infirmary, and the amount was £ 21. Since then the dis- trict collectors in Berriew went around the parish, and called at Glansevern. Mr Humphreys-Owen said that he had already contributed, and the collectors were retir- ing, when he called them back, and said that for the good name of the parish and to encourage local contributions, he would be pleased to further subscribe £1. As to Mr David Davies' contribution, the Plas Dinam family (like the Dolerw family) gave collectively, and the Plas Dinam dona- tion was E3,000, not £ 1,000. This same all-knowing sneak says that Mr Humphreys-Owen was not adopted until every candidate had been approached. It is common knowledge that at the executive meeting of the Boroughs Liberal Associa- tion the names of a dozen candidates were submitted. Three names were selected, and of those three Mr Humphreys-Owen alone received the vote of every delegate. If such dirty, contemptible, lying tactics can win any votes for Toryism, let Toryism bave them.—Yours, etc., VOTER
LOCAL ELECTION NOTES.
LOCAL ELECTION NOTES. Mr David Davies spent Saturday with Mr Humphreys-Owen in Newtown, and made a house-to-house canvas of part of the town in the Penygloddfa district. He was heartily welcomed everywhere, and many persons who made acquaintance with the popular young Squire for the first time formed pleasant impressions of his happy manner. In departing from the town in his car late on Saturday night, the County Member was loudly cheered by the young Liberals. Mr David Davies will visit each borough this week in aid of the People's candidate So Mr F. E. Smith is not coming after all. Is it because he has just declared:— "I do not dispute that the House of Lords has been too partisan in the past. Speaking for myself, I don't care how unpartisan you make the House of Lords. As far as I am con- cerned, you can make, it what Sir Edward Grey said-an absolutely elective Second Chamber." Scene: Conservative Committee-room.- The son of a well-known local Liberal is strolling the room in company of young Tory comrades. The eyes of Mr Sydney Powell are at once upon him. "Here, young man," he said, laying his hand lightly upon him, what are you doing ti,ere P Oh," replied the alleged in- truder, I'm just up here with some of my friends." But your father is a great Liberal ? And so is yours, isn't he ? Tableaux! To-night (Monday) the suffragettes are holding a demonstration in the Public Hall at Newtown. We would commend as a text for Mrs Pespard and her colleagues the progress of the suffragette movement based upon the following facts:— St. Pancras (East). J. Martin (L) 3,891 J. W. W. Hopkins (U) 3,083 H. Jacobs (Suffragist) 22 Glasgow (Camlachie). H. J. Mackinder (C) .I 3,497 J. M. Hogge (L) 3.453 J. O'C. Kessack (Lab.) 1,539 W. M. Mirrlees (Suffragist) 35 As the SundtCy Chronicle observes: Their policy of whips and smacks and kicks is producing its effect on the British voter." Meetings in favour of the People's cause will be held in each borough this week, ,an-I a fine array of Liberal speakers has been secured, as may be seen by the ad- vertisement on the front page. Mrs Edward Dhvies (Plas Dinam), Mrs Hugh Lewis (Glanhafren), Mrs Edward Jones (Maesmawr Hall), and Miss A. E. Humphreys-Owen have been busily can- vassing in the various boroughs on behalf of the Liberal candidate, and have with- out exception met with kindness and cordiality. Will Tory scribblers take note of this ? Names of three local gentlemen were men- tioned as possible candidates for the Bor- oughs. There were—Mr Edward Jones (Maesmawr Hall), Mr Hugh Lewis, and Mr Clement Davies. The three are work- ing hard for the return of Mr Humphreys- Owen
LIBERAL MEETING AT ABERBECHAN.
LIBERAL MEETING AT ABERBECHAN. The Aberbechan Liberals gathered to- gether on Friday evening at the Aber- bechan Chapel, at a meeting in support, of the Boroughs Liberal candidate. The chair was taken by Mr Evan Bebb, Lluast. The Chairman ,in his address, said they had got a straight fight before them and a clear issue. Never was it so clear. The issue was whether or not a few hundred hereditary lords should stand in the way of the elected representatives of the people. Mr W. H. Evans, Tynyreithin, said that in Mr Humphreys-Owen they had a noble son of an honoured father, who would worthily uphold, the family traditions. He was a man whom they could trust. Mr Humphreys-Owen was an employer of la- bour and a landowner, and he was a strong advocate of the Liberal principles which they believed in. By supporting Colonel Pryce-Jones they would be increasing their burden. The time had come when they could make a dash for political freedom. It might never -come again. What they claimed was the same treatment by the House of Lords for bills passed by a Lib- eral Government as by a Tory Government. Mr Richard Jones, Bryntirion, in the course of a convincing speech, asked why, if the foreigners were going to pay the tax. under Protection, should not they tax them 20, 30, or even 50 per cent. Mr Bonar Law had said that Tariff Reform would not benefit the farmer. It would benefit the landlord. The time had now come for them to strike a blow for their own freedom. It was a case of now or never. They did not want the Peers to manage their business, and for that reason he asked them to re- cord their votes for Mr Humphreys-Owen. A resolution was then passed by the meeting pledging itself to support Mr Hum- phreys-Owen, and to do all in its power to return him to Parliament. The Rev Edward Parry said he had re- ceived a number of questions addressed to Mr Humphreys-Owen. The first was, "Are you in favour of Home Rule ? He took it that he was. Home Rule meant that peo- ple should be allowed to rule their own affairs at home. The next question was, If the Church was disestablished, will the tithes have to be paid ?" He took it that they would. Tithe was given to the Church of England when it represented the whole of England. Another question was, Is it not a fact that the Liberal party has created more peers in the last five years than the other party in the same length of time ?" He could not tell them that. Many of the lords had since turned round, and become the Toriest af the Tories. They must help them to get rid of the veto of the House of Lords next Friday. Mr Edward Jones, Newtown, followed with a rousing speech, in the course of which he declared the text of this election to be Fair Play."
HOPELESS! The Llanidloes Liberals (a correspondent writes) are bestirring themselves, although the opposition have not seen fit to pay any attention to the land of hooliganism." They feel rather slighted at not having the pleasure of seeing one of the real live Lords the Colonel is bringing into the county. It is evident that they have given Llanidloes up as hopeless. The reception of election results held in Bethel Hall during the past week has at- tracted large crowds nightly. Political songs were sung, and some of the local artistes also obliged with songs, and selections on the gramaphone helped to while away the timfes between the arrivals of the results. The League organisation is perfect, and there is great anticipation of a splendid re- sult. The meeting held on Wednesday was a great success, and they are looking for- ward to another rousing meeting on Wed- nesday next to finally settle any doubts in the minds of the unsettled with regard to the issues at stake. Mr Humphreys-Owen had a great recep- tion when canvassing last week, and they are longing to have him here again. The Vicar has inserted a paragraph in the 'Church Magazine' urging Churchmen to vote Tory, as Mr Balfour's referendum has opened the way for those who do not agree with Tariff Reform. But a slight perusal of Mr Bonar Law's speeches and the 'Morning Post' will easily squash the referendum dodge, and leave the Liberal Churchmen of Llanidloes in no doubt what- ever as to the evident determination of the Tory party to Carry Tariff Reform without any referendum whatever. Another Llanidloes correspondent writes: I see the Tories are at it again, and they must be answered in their own way. A comparison is made in the Tory paper be- tween the subscriptions of the candidates towards the new Infirmary. You will be able to answer that. But let Llanidloes people remember that Mr Humphreys-Owen contributed £ 50 (Fifty Pounds) to their new Town Hall site, and the Tory candidate— NOTHING!
THE GENERAL ELECTION.
THE GENERAL ELECTION. The result of the General Election up to Saturday night was as follows: — For the Government:— Liberals 182 } Labour 31 > 275 Nationalists 62 ) Tories 225 Government majority 50 Each party has lost 21 seats. which leaves the Government majority the same as at the disso- lution-124. It will be noted that 500 seats have been filled, eo that 170 elections have yet to take place. On page 7 will be found a list of gains and losses, to which the following have to be added:— Liberal Gains. LINCOLN (LOUTH). 1910—Unionist maj., 158 Mr T. Davies (L) 4260 Mr H. L. Bracfeenbury 4188-72 N. ESSEX (SAFFRON WALDEN). 1910-C maj., 272. Cecil Beck (L) 4071 Col. D. J. Proby (C) 4031-40 N. SUFFOLK (LOWESTOFT). 1910-C maj, 236. E. Beaucbamp (L) 6248 H. S. Foster (C) 5983-265 CUMBERLAND (COCKERMOUTH). 1910—C maj., 941 Sir Wilfrid Lawson (L) 5003 Sir J. S. Randies (C) 4492-511 Tory Gains. CHESHIRE (ALTRINCHHM). 1910—L maj., 901 J. R. Kebty-Fletcher (C) 8003 Sir W. J. Crossley (L) 7883—119 LANCASHIRE (DARWEN). 1910-L maj., 211 J.Rutharford(C). 8384 F. G. Hindle (L) 8169-215 Wales. MERTHYR TYDVIL (Two Members). Edgar Jones (L) 12258 J Keir Hardie (Lab) 11507 J H Watts (C) 5277-6981 GLAMORGANSHIRE (MID). Hugh Edwards (L) 7684 V. Hartshorn (C) 6102—112$ CARNARVON BOROUGHS. D. Lloyd George (L) 3112 A. L. Jones (C) 1904-1208
NBWTOWiN. A SPLENDID New Assortment of Wedding Presents on view at C. W. NORTON'S, Iron- monger, Broad-street, Newtown.—[Advt.] FoOTBALL.-Call and see the New Stock of ) Football Boots. Bladders aud Inflators all cheap I at Rickard's Eagle Boot Depot, Newtown. [Advt. COAL AND LimE.-If you want good quality Coal at reasonable prices, either in truck or cart loads, or in cwt. sacks, try JOHN SMOUT, No. 13, Canal Wharf, Newtown. fAdvt. MR. T. MALDWYN PRICE, R.A.M., visits Llanidloes on Tuesdays and Newtown on Satur- days Lessons given in Singing, Pianoforte, Violin, and 'Cello. He may be seen at Mr Fvan Bebb's, Broad-street, or Salop-road, Welshpool. PARENTS PLEASE NOTri.A pure sweet gives not only pleasure, but also nourishment to grow- ing children. All the ingredients used in making Ann Taylor's Everton Toffee are pure and whole- some. It is as nourishing as it is delicious. BIG MANTLE SHOW -We are now showing all the new modes for the present season in ladies' and children's coats, jackets, costumes, etc., which, for distinction in excellence of style, quality, and real good value, far surpasses all previous dis- plays.—Lewis's, London House, Newtown. FESTIVE SEASON.—Get well armed for the festive season by purchasing from E. H. MORGAN, Silversmith, 18, Broad-street, your Carvers and Cutlery; also, Spoons and Forks in Solid Silver, Silver-plated, and Acetic Silver. See his special Tea Spoons at 2s 6d per dozen. IF you have a bad cough, and a good shilling, you can part, company with both by purchasing a bottle of Owen's Cough Elixir, a never-failing remedy.—Prepared and sold only by F. J. Nash, M.P.S., chemist. Broad-street, Newtown.—Advt. CHILDREN'S MILLINERY.—A remarkably at- tractive display of children's beaver and felt hats and bonnets may be seen at Misses GOODWIN'S, 7, Market-street; also, a well-selected stock of fur sets, gloves, woollen underwear. F. J. NASH, M.P.S., Chemist and Optician, Broad-street, Newtown, desires to draw the atten- tion of intending purchasers of Xmas presents to his varied and up-to-date stock of spectacles, eyeglasses, and other optical goods. Eyesight tested free of charge. SCHOOLS CLOSED.—Owning to a serious out- break of epidemic in the town, it has been decided to close the schools untill January the tenth. INFIRMARY BALL.—At the Police Court, on Friday, Mr H. Beale applied for an occasional license for the Infirmary Ball on December 20th. The application was granted. His many friends and admirers will learn with delight of Mr Chas. Woosnam's appointment to an important legal position in Nottingham. He has been with his uncle (Mr Martin Woosnam) since taking his final law examination with great distinction. OLD IRON."—The first case of its kind that has ever been heard at Newtown Sessions came up on Friday, when Isiah Arnold, marine-store dealer, Frolic-street, Newtown, was charged under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, with purchasing a quantity of old iron from boys apparently under the age of 16.-Defendant pleaded not guilty.— William Jones, Frolic-street, who said his age was 15, stated that on October 27th he, with Dennis Williams. took some old iron to defendant's stores, for which he had Is 6d. He received the money, but afterwards shared it.—Defendant produced a certificate, giving Jones's age as 161 years old.-Dennis Williams, Frolic-street, cor- roborated Jones's evidence. Nothing was said by defendant about his age.—D.C.C. Williams said he had brought the case forward in order that children might not be tempted to steal iron to get money.—The Chairman said that as one of the boys was ever 16 years of age, they would deal leniently with defendant, and dismiss the case. PETTY SESSIONs,-On Friday, before Mr Edwd. Elwell (presiding), Mr W. H. B. Swift, and Mr Edward Morgan, at the Police Court, David Francis, Commercial-street, Newtown, was charged by P.C. Hammonds with having been drunk and disorderly on November 26th.-P,C. Hammonds said that about 9-15 he was on duty in Commer- cial-street, and, hearing a row in the Grapes Inn, he went inside. The landlord was ordering defendant and another man out. When he went outside he could see that Francis was under the influence of drink. His father and tore other men took him home by force.—In answer .to defendant, witness said he did not see the begin- defendant, witness said he did not see the begin- ning of the row. He did not see a man named Knagg hit him in the eye, nor did he hear Knagg ask him to come up the Milford-road to settle it. —Defendant said he was in the Grapes, talking to another man, when Knagg struck him in the eye without either of them saying a word.—The Chairman considered that he had been aggravated, and they would reduce. the costs to 5a, and impose a fine of 5s.-Samuel Brumwell, The Lot, was charged with keeping a dog without a licence but the case was dismissed, defendant being ordered to pay the costs within a month, and take out the licence at once. THE NURSING ABSOCIATION.-At this season of the year, when everybody is disposed to charity, we would make a special plea on behalf of the local Nursing Association. A perusal of the report of the association's annual meeting given in another column of to-day's Express," will create a happy impression of its beneficent work among the poor in our community. During the past year, the nurses paid no fewer than 3,649 visits to patients, which includes 110 new cases. It will be noted that they have acted in con- junction with the Medical Officer of Health in connection with the medical inspection of school children and visited the children at their nomes to ensure that the doctor's recommendations were being put into effect. This benevolent institu- tion, so excellently maintained by a sympathetic band of ladies, presided over by Lady Joicey, makes a most worthy appeal for public support!, constantly brightening, as it does, many poor households overtaken by sickness and suffering. Gifts of clothing and subscriptions will be thank- fully received by the esteemed hon. secretary, Miss Lloyd, Mount Severn, and we sincerely think that in dispersing their Xmas charity, ,v, the public will manifest their appreciation of the work of the Association. THE PiCTIURBDPomE.-This now thoroughly- established and popular place of entertainment will be closed for a few days in order to prepare for the huge Christmas programme. Mr Codman will re-open the Hall on Saturday, December 24th (Xmas Eve), with two performances at 7 o'clock and 9 o'clock. On this occasion Mr Cedman will give away six silver watches as Xmas gifts to the persons who guess nearest to the exact time the watches stopped. Mr Codman will wind up the watches on the previous Monday, and will leave them to run down. On Xmas night after divine service, by special request, Mr Codman will give one of his sacred pictorial concerts, when a num- ber of suoerbly-coloured biblical subjects will be thrown upon the screen. These will include The Way of the Cross, Samson and Delila, the Woman of Samaria, the Kiss of Judas. These sacred con- certs held by Mr Codman have done much to gain him an enviable reputation oa account of their solemnity and careful choice of suitable pictures, all items being kept strictly consistent with the spirit of the Sabbath. Admission will be by pro- gramme. For Boxing Night Mr Codman has entered into an arrangement with Messrs Eglair and Co,, of London and Paris, to allow him to re- produce for the first time in the provinces by means of animated photography the new and gor- geous pantomime, "The Talisman," performed by the greatest panto stars. This will be some- thing like a pantomime, when beholders may wit- ness the cleverest artistes on the largest stage in the world. The transformation scene ife, in par- ticular, a masterpeice. during that week will be nightly offered the patrons of the Picturedrome in a novel competition in which everyone will stand the same chance. Further particulars will be announced later, and record houses are antici- pated.
CARNO. LAST Friday night an excellent lecture on Ben Bowen" Avas given to the Literary Society by the Rev John Williams, B.A. The chair was taken by Mr R W. Davies. OBITUARY.—The death of Mrs Evans, Peny- borfa, took place on Deoember 3rd. The funeral took place on Wednesday, when a very large number came to pay theis respect to the remains of one who had lived a long and good life. The Revs T, B. Evans, David Davies, Saron, and John Williams, 8.A., officiated.
A voter dropped dead as he was entering a poll- ing booth at Hastings. Mrs Eddy, founder and leader of Christian Scienceldied at Boston.
I WELSHPOOL. GRAND DISPLAY of new goods on show at BOWEN'S, the well-known cash drapers, Berriew- street. FOR Gans, Rifles, Cartridges, Lamps, Lamp Glasses, Glopes and Mantles, try Wm. Thomas, Ironmonger, Welshpool. [ADVT. THE DAIRY.-Our "Princess" Separator has been awarded over 100 medals. The most reliable; easiest to work; British made.-Call and inspect at HUMPHREY JONES & SON, Hall- street. [Advt. LESS LITIGATiox.-Both at the County Petty Sessions on Monday, before Mr Matthew Powell and Dr. Thomas, and at the County Court on Tuesday, before His Honour Judge Wm. Evans, there were no contested cases. P.M.C.E.—The Christian Endeavourers of the Primitive Methodists met on Wednesday evening under the presidency of Mr C. E Pugh, to hear the Rev. W. S. Howlett address them. At the organ was Mr Walter Perry. FOR THE FOREIGNER.—Mr William Evans, of Buttington Hall, discussed the history of Our Foreign Missions," at the Presbyterian Christian Union, on Sunday, when Mrs H. A. Williams, presided. Further contributions to the subject came from members of the union. ST. JOHN'S AMBULANCE —To further stimulate the interest in these ambulance classes which he has done so much to foster, Dr. Skinner got up a capital social on Wednesday night, and the Church House contained a gay and happy crowd. The room had been prettily decorated with evergreens and red crosses by Mrs Everall, Mrs Cant, Miss Hellier, Mrs Skinner, Miss Skinner, and Mrs Payne, who also had charge of the refreshments. The M.C.'s were Messrs Tom Jones, H. Payne, E. J. Francis, and Dr Skinner. A whist drive occupied the first part of the evening, the prize-winners being:—Ladies: 1. Mrs Richards, 2 Miss Armitage, 3 Miss Mildred Sayce, 4 Mr Thomas, Sale Farm. consolation, Miss Gough. Gentlemen: 1 Mr Preston, 2 Mr Brighouse, 3 Mr Foster, 4 Miss Lambert, consola- tion, Mr Davies. Refreshments were banded from a prettily decorated waggon. Miss Skinner presented each lady with a Japanese fan. LLANIDLOES. OBITUARY.—With deepest regret we record the death of Mrs Margaret Titley, widow of the late Thomas Titley, of Cambrian Place, Llanid- loes, which took place on Monday morning last. Mrs. Titley, who was 82 years of age, had been ailing for some months past. She was a faithful member of the Welsh C. M. Church, and at all times took an active part in its affairs. The fu- neral took place on Thursday afternoon, and a large number attended to pay a last token of respect. The Rev. W. G. Jones, Old Hall, officia- ted. The chief mourners wore Mr W. E. Titley (son), Mrs Owen, Mrs Evans, and Mrs Hughes (daughters), Miss Pattie Evans (neiee), Masters Versey and Harcourt Owen (nephews), and Misses Kattie and Ethel Owen (neices). Four deacons of the Welsh C. M. Church were bearers, and con- veyed the coffin from the cemetery gates to its last mntincr nlwtp- A NEIGHBOURS' QUARREL.—Martha Mary Benbow, of 3, Penyoraig Street, charged Sarah Jones, wife of Thomas Jones, Penycraig Street, at the Borough Sessions on Thursday, with assault- ing her, and there was also a cross-summons. The magistrates on the Bench were the Mai or, Alderman Edward Hamer, and Alderman Edward Davies. In the first case Martha Mary Benbow, said that on the 26th November, she went into Mrs Edwards house, No. 2, Castle Street, Mrs Jones, the defendant was in there. There had been a dispute between witness and defendants daughter, and when she went in the house, the defendant jumped up and scratched her in the face, she did not strike her back. Defendant admitted that she struck her, but she did not strike first. (The Bench decided to bind both parties in X5 for three months, to be of good behaviour.
NEWTOWN. NURSING ASSOCIATION. The Newtown District Nursing Association still continues to make good headway in its efforts to ameliorate the sufferings and bring relief to the more unfortunate members of the community who have had sickness. The annual meeting of the Association was held in the Free Library on Tuesday afternoon, when the President (the Lady Joicey) presided. Despite the inclement weather, the following ladies had made it convenient to attend:—Miss A. M. Lloyd, Mount Severn (hon. sec.), Mrs R. Evan-Jones, Mrs E. Elwell, Miss Elwell, Mrs Wm. Watkins, Mrs Ed. Jones, Mrs Hugh Lewis, Mrs J. T. C. Gittins, Mrs -Bennett (Celynog), Mrs Daniels, Mrs F. Bennett Lloyd, Mrs T. Meredith, Mrs Jackson, Mrs Wm. Davies, and Miss Lewis Lewis. The only gentleman present in the room was the Rev Evan Jones, RD. Lady Pryce- Jones, Mrs Edward Powell, Mrs Martin Woosnam, Mrs W. H. Burton-Swift, and Mr W. H. Lambert wrote regretting their inability to be present. After the minutes of the last meeting had been read and confirmed, The Honorary Secretary presented the following excellent account of the Association's stewardship since the last general meeting:- The Committee, in presenting their report for the year just closed, have pleasure in stating that the work of the year has been very satisfactory. The work of the nurses has, as in previous years, been highly commendable in all ways. There have been 110 new cases during the year. Of these 80 were medical, and 30 surgical including 13 parish cases. There have been 21 deaths. The number of visits paid total 3,649. The voluntary payments received from patients amount to £ 9 lis 3d, being a decrease on the previous year of t3 18s 9d. The maternity nurse has had under her care 105 cases, and has made 1,620 attendances. The fees for the year amount to j643 lis 6d, being an increase of .£5 Os 6d on the previous year. The district nurse has attended at the elementary schools of the town, with the Medical Officer of Health, for the inspection and examination of the children, and has also viaited the houses in order to ascertain that the doctor's orders were carried out. This arrangement has considerably increased the work of the nurse. The Inspector from the Queen Victoria Institute has visited the district twice during the year, and seen a number of cases with the nurses. She reports as follows :_u The work of both nurses was most satisfactory. They are capable and reliable workers. Their books and equipment were in good order." Just before the close of the year Nurse Dean sent in her resignation, in order to tako up hospital work. The Committee were sorry to lose the services of so efficient a nurse, and one who had given general satisfaction throughout the district. They have, however, been fortunate in securing the services of a fully-trained maternity nurse. The Committee desire to acknowledge with many thanks the general support of the town and district, ] and especially the Churches and the Carnival Com- mittee, tor meir suostantial oeip, wnicn has so greatly assisted in the carrying on of the work. The Committee are also greatly indebted to their President (The Lady Joicey) for her antiring sym- pathy and generosity at all times in the work of the Association, which ha3 so considerably furthered its success. They cordially thank all those who have sent gifts of clothing and old linen for use in the district, which arc most acceptable. And they also desire to thank the medical men of the town for their kindly help and support.—A. M. LLOYD, Hon. Sec. The balance-sheet, presented also by Miss Lloyd, showed a credit balance on October 31st of .£40 123 2d. The adoption of the report and balance-sheet was moved by the Lady Joicey, who expressed herself highly delighted with the work done by the Association's Committee and nurses during the year. It was with the greatest regret that she heard of the resignation of Nurse Dean, whose services had been invaluable, but she trusted in her new sphere she would meet with every success. She was Eorry to note that the voluntary payments for patients showed a drop of X3 18s 9d, and she hoped that would not be the case in the ensuing year. She also noted the Association had received a subscription from the Education Authority. She had great pleasure in moving the adoption of the report and the balance-sheet.. This was seconded by the Rev Evan Jones, and carried with acclamation. The retiring members of the Committee were elected as follows:—Mrs R. Evan Jores, Mrs Elwell, Mrs Watkins, Mrs Bennett. Mrs Chris. Gittins has consented to act in Mrs Martin Woosnam's place. Miss Lloyd was re-elected with thanks for past services, and Mr L E. Davies was thanked for auditing the accounts, and Mr R. E. Jones (L.C. and M. Bank) will be asked to act as auditor, in the place of Mr Griffith Griffiths, who passed away so suddenly. Hearty 1 thanks were also accorded to Lady Joicey for hei kindness in presiding over the meeting.
MACHYNLLETH. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—Mr T. Parsons presided over a special meeting of the Machyn- lleth Urbau District Council, held on Monday evening.—A letter was read from Mr W. J. Evans, stating that he understood that the Council were in a position to pay a portion of the contribution promised towards the Mawddwy Railway, and that they would oblige him if they would pay it into the bank, and a debentura certificate would be forwarded. It was agreed to pay £ 300.—The US6 of the Park Common was applied for by a roundabout, etc., proprietor, and on the usual pay- ment of .£5. The application was granted.—With regard to the traffic of timber over the Park Common, a committee, consisting of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Mr John Evans, and Mr E. Morgan, was appointed to confer with the Clerk. -On a payment of 2s 6d each per annum, Messrs Holt and Lloyd were granted the use of tables in front of their stalls in the Market Hall. COUNTY COURT.-There was no defended cases at the County Court, held on Tuesday, before His Honour Judge William Evans, who disposed of a number of judgement summonses. An applica- tion was made under the Workman's Compensa- tion Act, by Mr W. P. Owen, Aberystwyth, in respect of D. Lloyd Jones. Mr Owen said he ap- peared for the widow, Margaret Elizabeth Jones, whose husband had recently met with a fatal accident at Machynlleth station. He had come to an agreement with the Cambrian Railways Solic- itor to pay .£174 18s in compensation, which bad been paid into court. The funeral had incurred certain expenses and he applied that the sum of .£100 should be paid to the widow in that respect, and 10s per week be paid for the maintenance of herself and her two children, aged 2i years and 15 months. His Honour made an order that the sum of £ 3 5s be paid out to the widow every calendar month, and the balance invested, less expenses, and that a lump sum of X20 be paid out.
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