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——— Crickhowell Board of Guardians. I Mr. Gwilym C. James presided at the fort- nightly meeting of this Board on Monday, at the Town Hall, Crickhowell, when there were present Messrs. W. G. James, W. Rosser, A. J. Thomas, Josiah Phillips, Wm. Howells, Enoch Griffiths, Wm. Powell, T. J. Thomas, David Thomas, W. G. Watkins, E. Pirie Gordon, Evan Williams, T. LI. Jones, James Howell, John Thomas, and Thomas Price. OFFICERS' SALARIES. I The House Committee reported that they had considered an application from the indoor officers for a war bonus, and a letter from the Master in which he stated that the dietary table under which they drew their rations showed a decrease in monetary value of over 4s. a week. The committee, in recommending that the application be not granted, stated that since the war the food allowance in money in respect of the officers had been increased from 4s. 6d. to 7s. The committee's report was adopted. Subsequently the Clerk read a letter from the Poor Law Officers' Association recommending the Guardians to increase their officials' salaries ill accordance with the scale of war bonus granted by the Conciliation and Arbitration Board for Government employees, and the Clerk stated that he and the outdoor officers desired the Guardians to consider a revision of their salaries. On the motion of Mr. W. G. James, it was N C,. James, it was unanimously decided that a committee com- prising the Chairman, and Messrs. W. G. James, Enoch Griffiths, and E. 1*. Gordon, consider the matter and report. A REASONABLE EXCUSE. I A letter was read from Mr. T. M. Jenkins, one of the Brvnmawr Guardians, regarding his non- attendance at the meetings during the last six months. His brother died some time ago, leaviuu him to lock after a builder's business, and he had anxious times rpgarding. his two sons now serving in the Army. » The Chairman A very reasonable excuse. NURSE'S PLUCK. I The House Committee recommended a pay- ment of 30S- to the Nurse for extra services rendered during the illness of R. Roberts, a man who attempted to commit suicide and who was subsequently sent to prison. The Chairman The nurse behaved heroically when the man made the attempt on his life. The recommendation was adopted. ■+>

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