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I ST. GEORGE'S.

WHAT WAS EXPECTED!

THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC.

THE GOVERNMENT DEFEATED.

WELSHPOOL WATER SUPPLY.

THE FOOTBALL SEASON.

THE CHOLERA.

ECONOMY, A FINE ART.

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ECONOMY, A FINE ART. By their action on Wednesday the Newtown and Llanidloes Guardians have earned a special mark of distinction. Greatness always delights in singularity. A month ago the Board decided to grant J65 in aid of the funds of the Newtown Nursing Association, but in the lapse of time, like the fickle youths of an impressionable age, they have discovered they were unacquainted with their own minds, and have withdrawn their gift. It is not usually the practice of public bodies to rescind motions without a principle of the very highest importance is involved, and despite the unnecessary stress which was laid upon the large- ness of the question, any unprejudiced person would not attempt to argue that the gift of £ 5 to an exceptionally deserving institution was sufficient to warrant the decision of the Board. Newtown comprises one-third of the population of the Union, and would contribute £ 1 1-Js. 4-a. out of the £ 5, leaving the remainder of the Union j to find J23 6s. 8d., which was the foundation of a. principle so high, said one member, that the Board had no right to debate it! Anyone would think to judge of the speeches made that the Board was paying the whole expenses attendant upon carrying on the society. Rural Guardians regard Newtown as specially favoured, though for what reason is incomprehensible. One argu- ment for refusing the gift was that if Newtown were honoured with the sum of .£5, other places would make similar applications. Surely the Board would not regret if similar associations were formed all over the Union. The people of Newtown know the benefit derived from its Nursing Institution, and would rejoice in paying its fulL share of the cost. It is amusing to read the arguments adduced for recision. It is un- f necessary to again point out the splendid work which the Nursing Association performs, and this the Board recognised but only offered platonic Sympathy. If the Board really thought an un-1 wise step had been taken in granting an hono-, rarium of £ 5, how mutfh better would it have been if discontented members had iheld their peace until another application wae made ?

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MIDDLETOWN.

BISHOPS' CASTLE.

i LLAFAIR-CAEHEINION.

CORRESPONDENCE.

THE GOVERNMENT DEFEATED.

WELSHPOOL WATER SUPPLY.

THE FOOTBALL SEASON.

THE CHOLERA.