Carnarvonshire Joint Police Com- mittee. THE ATTACK ON MR LLOYD GEORGE, M.P. i» STATEMENT BY THE tHIEF CONSTABLE. The annual meeting of the above com- mittee took place on Thursday at Carnar- von, when Mr C. H. Darbishire was una- nimously chosen chairman for the ensu- ing year. Colonel Wynne Finch, fthe retiring chairman, replying to a vote of thanks for his services, alluded to the sub-com- mittee which had during the past year inquired into the administration of the police force. That committee had far- reaching effects, the first" effect being to create a feeling of surprise and consterna- tion among people that the police force, from the Chipf Constable downwards, was under a cloud, and it was to endeavour to remove this that the sub-committee was appointed'. He had to thank especially two members of that committee—viz the chairman of the County Council and v, • Williams, who were indefati- gable in theeir atteendance, and without whose help the committee would not have been able to bring out their report, which was so far satisfactory as to be ad- opted by the Police Committee. The in- quiry resulted in the committee finding, that there was no sort of reflection on the police from the Chief Constable downwards; on the contrary, the force compared favourably with many of those m other counties. The committee had found one fault, and had done away with it at once. Mr J. R. Pritchard called attention to a matter which, he said, was not referred to in the Chief Constable's report-viz., the attack on Mr Lloyd George, M.P., while attending a meeting at Bangor last week. It had been (noticed that the meeting was a disorderly one. He thought that as members of the Police £ Jk>mmittee, whatever their views might be, they ought to assert the right of free speech in the county. He then asked what 'steps were taken by the police on the occasion in question to defend free- dom of speech, and whether any of the persons who broke windows, and particu- larly ithe person who assaulted Mr George, were likely to be prosecuted. He pointed out that that night a meeting on the other side would be held at Carnarvon, and contended that both sides should be protected when they were doing what was legal. The Chief Constable (Colonel Ruck), •replying, raid that he had 'intended to refer to this matter, which had occurred too late to be included in his printed re- port. His answer to the questions put was that the police did not take measures to assert the freedom of speech at Ban- gor, but thy did take meassures to pre- serve the peace, which, he was sorry to say, were not altogether successful. He was glad to state that the attempted as- sault referred to did not result seriously. It could not be said that that assault was the fault Of the police, because, as a mat- ter of fact, there were present plenty of police to see Mr George to his carriage. But as far as he could see, Mr George's party left the hall without saying where they were going, with the result that they got mixed up in the crowd, and then the ■unfortunate loccuirrenoe ialready alluded to happened. It was true that windows were broken at Penrhyn Hall, and that was a. difficult thing to prevent in the case of a disorderly crowd, jand especially at night. He (Colonel Ruck) was there per- sonally, and heard of windows being broken, but neither he nor the superin- tendent who was engaged with him knew how it was done, unless it was done by" means of cataipulfts. Tb;ere were two things which he much regretted-viz., the window-breaking and The attempted assault on Mr Lloyd George, otherwise he did not think there was much to complain of. There was a. considerable crowd pre- sent, and it was noisy, but it was not savage, and he took the responsibility of not interfering with them as far as pos- sible. There certainly was enough police there to clear the people from the vicinity of the hall, but whether they were suffi- cient to keep them away during the whole of the three hours for which the meeting lasted he could not say. Those at the meeting were able to get through their work, and there was plenty of police ready to see the principal persons safely off, but those persons left without the police knowing that they were going. The Chairman: Are the police unable to ge>t hold of the person who committed the assault? The Chief Constable replied that Super- intendent Rowland, who accompanied Mr Lloyd George from outside the hall, saw a stick used". but he could not say who used it, and as far as he (Colonel Ruck) was able to say nobody could make him out. Mr J. R. Pritchard: How many police bad you there? The Chief Constable: About seventy altogether. Mr Pritchard: And yet there is not a single instance of a man being identined after breaking a window. Mr Issard Davies: Were there any conceited plans between the police and those responsible for the meeting? The Chief Constable replied that it had been arranged that the principal per- sons were to drive in a certain direction. Mr Davies: So that they did not fulfil their part of the arrangement ? The Chief Constable was understood to say that they left the hall before the car- riage was called, and they then got mixed up in the crowd. There were plenty of police near ready to protect them. Mr D. P. Williams: Weri they asked to leave before the carriage was ready? The Chief Constable: I do liit know. If anything of the kind happens igafn, we must try to arrange it better. Colonel Wynne Finch observed to th° Chief Constable that he understood him to say that Mr George and his friends did not put themselves in the hands of the police as to getting away from the hall. If they had, he presumed the police would have been able to clear the way. The Chief Constable: There is no doubt that we should. I know for a fact that there were plenty of men to see them off comfortably if they had only gone to the carriage. The Chairman could not help thinking that it would have been rather better if some of the police outside had taken a little more on their shoulders, instead of leavin.g it entirely to those inside the hall. » Mr W. A. Darbishire: I think it was mismanagement on the part of Mr George's marasera. I have experience of public meetings, many of them disor- derly, and all depends upon the people who manage them. Mr D. P. Williams felt that the police ought to take more vigorous steps to find vuA the window-breakers and the person t who committed the assault. When the county went to the expense of sending seventy policemen to Bangor, it seemed strange that they were unable to detect one man who had broken a window (hear, hear). There was to be a meeting held at Carnarvon that night, and he hoped that rows of which they had heard would be taken firmly in hand. He could not help thinking -that, if proper precautions had been taken at Bangor, some of the miscreants would have been found out. Mr Jones-Morris: Are you importing seventy constables to Carnarvon to-night? The Chief Constable: No, sir. Mr Issard Davies said he sympathised with the Chief Constable in this matter. He had experience of a great many crowds, and it was really impossible for a body of men to prevent the throwing of stones, which people sometimes carried about in their pockets. He did not think that the committee ought to allow any reflection whatever upon the police unless they deserved! it. The Chief Constable's wish to protect Mr Lloyd George was perfectly evident, seeing the large num- ber of men he imported to Bangor, and if managers of meetings did not fall in with the arrangements made by the police the latter ought not to be held responsible. Mr D. P. Williams: I do not say that Colonel Ruck was responsible for break- ing windows, but the police ought to find out who did it. The Chairman suggested that they might have easily been detected if one or two plain clothes officers had! been put on duty. He now believed that the Chief Constable knew thoroughly the wishes of the committee. The discussion then closed.
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Pwllhell Town Council. FREEDOM OF THE BOROUGH FOR SIR GEORGE WHITE. A meeting of the Council was held on Friday. Present: Messrs Dr O. W. Gri- ffith (Mayor), William Anthony (ex- Mayor), W. Saddler Jones, R. Isaac Jones, Captain D. Williams, T. Winslow, T. J. Williams, H. P. Jones, J. E. Hughes, Rd. Jones, T. Lloyd, W. Eifl Jones, R. O. Jones, E. R. Davies (clerk), H. J. Dickin- son (surveyor), Edward Jones (accountant), and R. 0. Davies (assistant clerk). CATTLE IN ALA ROAD. The Council was petitioned by several ratepayers in Ala road, asking that the cattle, instead of being taken to Ala road, on fair days, should be taken to the Maes. The animals were a source of danger to the public at present. — Captain Williams thought that the cattle should be removed to the Maes. — Mr W. Eifl Jones could not see how the request could be granted. If there were houses in Ala road, there were also houses in the Maes. — Mr T. J. Wil- liams agreed with the views of the last speaker. — Mr R. Isaac Jones advised the Council not to annoy the farmers. The Council should be very cautious. — Mr J. E. Hughes said that they had no proper place for penning cattle in the town. They had better leave things as they were. — No resolution was passed. THE RAILWAY EXTENSION. The Clerk said that correspondence had passed in respect to the extension of the railway from the station to the town. Mr Denniss stated in his letter that the direc- tors intended to proceed with the work. But the plans must be perfected so that they might be ready when the company ap- plied for parliamentary powers to do the work. Mr Lloyd George was interesting himself in the matter, had seen two of the directors, and would,together with Mr Den- niss, attend Pwllheli to consult with the Council as to the plans, &c. — Mr An- thony proposed that the Council should meet Mr Denniss and Mr Lloyd George. — Mr T. J. Williams proposed that the most influential and practical members should be appointed to meet the gentlemen men- tioned. — Mr W. Saddler Jones seconded Mr Williams. They should choose mem- bers with most commen sence. — Mr R. Isaac Jones protested against such an in- sinuation. Mr Saddler Jones suggested that some of them had no common sense! (loud laughter). They were there as a Council responsible to the ratepayers. — Other observations followed, and it was re- solved that the Council should meet Mr Lloyd George and Mr Denniss. SIR GEORGE WHITE. The Mayor proposed that they should offer the freedom of the borough to Sir George White, who deserved such an hon- our. Should Sir George accept such an honour, Pwllheli would be the first to be- stow it upon the gallant defender of Lady- smith. — Mr R. O. Jones most heartily se- conded the proposal. — Mr W. Eifl Jones said that such a freedom was bestowed upon one gentleman some time ago, on the supposition that he would do a great deal of good to the place. But no benefit had been received. What benefit was ex- pected from this? — Mr R. Isaac Jones said that the freedom of the borough had been bestowed upon Mr Solomon Andrews, a gentleman who had done a great deal of good to the town. Some people said that Mr Solomon Andrews spent money in the place for his own personal good, and blamed him for that; but Mr Isaac Jones wanted to know was that not the fact about them all in the place ? (cheers). Who was there that spent money for the sake of others primarily? Mr Andrews was a man who did good to others by doing good to himself, and he was a gentleman who re- ceived so many blessings that his cap ran over, and others participated in the bless- ings (cheers). — Mr H. P. Jones was pre- pared to go on one foot, if it were neces- sary, to hescow the honour upon such a man for tha sake of the noble young men he led in battle! — Captain Williams said that though Sir George White had done nothing but his duty, yet there were two ways of doing duty, and Sir George White had done it well. — The resolution was passed unanimously. THE TOWN HALL PLANS. The new plans of the Town Hall had been approved by Mr Evan Evans, the county surveyor, who said that the Council was to be congratulated upon having such good plans, which had been prepared by Mr Dickinson, the surveyor. OVERSEERS. Captain Williams, Mr R. Isaac Jones, Mr Lewis Jones, jo;ner, and Mr William Saddler Jones were appointed overseers. THE SCHOOL BOARD PRECEPT. A precept for J6500 was received from the School Board. The Board also stated that owing to the delay of the Council in paying the last precept the Board had lost the extra grant. Therefore the Council was asked to pay to the Board a further sum of £60. — The Clerk said that the School Board rate had risen from about jElOO to jB300 or £ 400, and thus the rates were in- creased. If the Board sent in its precept at the time the Council made the estimate for the half year, it could be included in the latter. The Finance Committee re- commended the Board should re-arrange the payment of its loans. — The Finance Committee's report was adopted.
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I Bangor Normal College I PRESENTATION TO THE VICE- PRINCIPAL. There was a representative gathering of ladies and gentlemen associated with educa- tional movements in the Principality in the Library of the Normal College on Saturday afternoon, when Mr John Thomas, B.A., the vice-principal of the college, was pre- sented by old students and friends, with a pursel containing two hundred guineas. Mrs Thomas was also the recipient of three handsome pieces of solid silver plate". The chairman was Mr T. Marchant-Williams, B.A., stipendiary magistrate of Merthyr Tydfil, an old student of the college. The attendance included Principal Price and Mrs Price, the Revs Daniel Rowlands, M.A., T. J. Wheldon, B.A., Dr R. W. Phil- lips, M.A. (chairman of the executive com- mittee), Messrs Edward Roberts, H.M.I. Schools for North Wales; Hurren Harding, Mus. Bac., Henry Lewis, Hudson Williams, D. Thomas, D. Owen, W. Thomas, Metro- politan Bank — Roome, R. W. Jones, Mrs Moigan Richards, and Dr E. O. Price. The secretary (Mr W. R. Jones, Caelleppa) read letters of apology for non-attendance from the Rev S. W. Prytherch Williams, B.A., Borough Road College, London; J. Pules- ton Jones, M.A., Bala E. O. Davies, Bala Messrs T. John, Llwynpia; T. H. Jones, London W. Scourfield, Board School, Whit- land; J. Griffiths, Aberdare; and D. James, B.A., H.M.I, of Schools, Llandilo. In opening the proceedings, the Chairman stated that they were assembled to show their appreciation of a man of sterling quali- ties, and a teacher of rare worth, a friend good, generous, large hearted, and absolute- ly true (hear, hear). It was thirty six years since he (the speaker) crossed the threshold of that institution and it was Mr Thomas who opened the door for him. The college was then young, and Mr Price was young, but for that matter he looked young now and was carrying his age remarkably well (hear, hear). He distinctly remembered Mr Thomas about the college gates, walking with the head of the college —the Rev John Phillips (applause). If he would be allowed to make a little digression, it would be to express his regret that the admirable suggestion made to him by Mr Price, that something should be done to perpetuate the name of John Phillips, had not been carried into effect. He was a man of rare pulpit gifts (hear, hear). Mr Thomas was a very devoted teacher, and he was sure if he told them what her knew about him (Mr Williams) as a pupil, they would hear some very interesting things (laughter). Though Mr Thomas could say a great deal about them, they could not say anything about Mr Thomas that was not to his credit (hear, hear). Age was telling on them all, but its-effect was not apparent in Mr Tho- mas. They knew what a teacher's life was; a wearying and toiling life, and when they came to think over the matter, it was de- pressing and disheartening, and also dis- creditable to the country that teachers at institutions of that kind had no pensions or anything to fall back upon (hear, hlear). But it was a thing that was bound to come. Mr Thomas had commanded his profoundest respetot, and he would carry that respect to the grave (htear, hear). Mr Henry Lewis said that he had known Mr Thomas for many years and could cor- roborate what the Chairman had said. The chief characteristics of Mr Thomas were modesty, •faithfulness, and consciousness (applause). He had never met a man who combined those three graces so completely as Mr Thomas had. The Rev T. J. Wheldon, B.A., in a pithy speechi, eulogised the work done by Mr Tho- mas in connection with the college, and stated that he had by his manner set an ex- cellent example to the students undetr his card (hear, hear). Mr J. J. Thomas, B.A., headmaster -of Granby road Higher Grade School, Liver- pool, as an old student, bore testimony to Mr Thomas' good qualities. If he was indebted to any man it was to Mr Thomas, and he was pleased to be present that day. Mr Tho- mas' influence was not confined to thie walls of the college or even to the city of Bangor, but was felt throughout the British Isles, and actually on the veldt in South Africa (hear, hear) Mr Edward Roberts, M.A., H.M.I, of Schiools, in the course of a brief speech, said that he had known Mr Thomas, not as a member perhaps of that institution, though he had been associated with it since its for- mation, but as a personal friend for the last twenty nine years. He had also been told that the work done by Mr Thomas was most thorough and most abiding. Several move- ments which had their birthplace at Fair View had been of lasting benefit to educa- tion, and particularly the one with which the chairman was associated—the North Wales Scholarship Association. In fact the association was first discussed, and its forma- tion decided upon, in Fair View. There was no man in the county for whom the bulk of the people had such sincere' regard as Mr Thomas (applause). At this stage of the proceedings, Mr Ed. Roberts made the presentation. In response Mr Thomas said that he would not attempt to describe his feelings.. He was much obliged to them all for their kind- ness. Whatever success attended his work, it was due to a large extent to his confreres, who had assisted him from the beginning, particularly Mr Price. When first le en- tered the college he always found Mr Price a friend and an example which he had always endeavoured to follow. He always tried to imitate him, and he owed much to the good example set him. He also alluded to Mr Rowlands, who always worked hard. The success of the Normal College was due, to a great extent, to the) excellence of its tutors. It had been most forunate in that respect. He referred particularly to Mr Marchiant Williams, Dr Phillips, Mr Hurren Harding, and others. Dr R. W. Phillips, M.A., chairman of the executive committee, described the genesis of the moveme'nt which originated, ith two or three of the old students of the college who formed themselves into an executive committee to carry out the work. The num- ber of subscribers was fairly large—three hundred,—representing persons in England and Wales. He had received a large quantity of letters, and they/conveyed the most con- vincing evidence of what thiey had heard that afternoon of Mr Thomas' great influence in the after-life of students. Mr and Mrs Thomas subsequently enter- tained the visitors to tea.
Bethesda District Council. THE BURIAL QUESTION. The monthly meeting was held on Sat- urday, under the presidency of Mr Griffith Roberts. The following letter was read from Mr Will-iam Owen, clerk to the Beth- esda Free Churches Council: — "In reply to your letter of the 21st inst. inviting the Free Church Council to meet th NeNoncon- formist members of the Urban District Council to discuss the question of the bur- ial ground, I am directed to inform you ♦that the Free Church Council is of opinion that the proper course to pursue would be to convene a public meeting of Noncon- formist ratepayers and submit the question to them. They consider that to accept the invitation of tho Urban Council would be inconsistent with the standpoint they have taken hitherto." — After some dis- cussion the matter was further referred to a committee of the Nonconformist mem- bers of the Council, which met at the ter- mination of the meeting, and recommended that a circular be sent to all the Noncon- formist churches with reference to the question. — A letter was read from Mr R. C. Trench, estate agent to Lord Penrhyn, calling attention to the fact that sewage from Bethesda was running into the river at a point opposite to the Conservative Club, and asking that the attention of the Council should be called to the fact with a view to putting a stop to it. — The Clerk (Mr D. G. Davies) stated that he had al- ready communicated with Mr Trench ex- plaining that the matter referred to was re- ceiving the serious attention of the Council and that steps were being taken to re- medy the defect. — From the report of Dr Fraser, the medical officer for the month ended March 31st, it appeared that the number of births was 11 and deaths 12, being at a rate of 29.6 per thousand of the inhabitants. Three cases of fever had been notified. — Mr Evan Evans, county surveyor, submitted plans of a scheme to improve the reservoir intake. It was de- cided to carry out the work forthwith-Mr Bryner Jones, University College, Bangor, by letter called attention to lectures on agriculture which were given under the auspices of the County Council during the winter months and also to the classes in dairy work, which were held during the summer months. In the course of the dis- cussion which ensued, reference was made to the lectures delivered last winter in the district by Dr Jehu on geology, which were largely attended and greatly appreciated by the young men of Bethesda and the district. It was also felt if the agricultur- al lectures were equally attractive they would be a great boon. It was resolved to ask for the terms. — The following is a table of the attendances of the members of the Council during the past year, out of a possible 26': — Messrs Wilham Williams, 23; Griffith Roberts, 20; Dr R. P. Roberts, 14; Jeremiah Thomas, 21; John Davies, 22; Henry Edwards, 5; John Hughes, 10; John Roberts, 24; Dr Jenkyn Lloyd, 2; W. Charles Hughes, 16; Benjamin Tho- mas, 10; Hugh Thomas, 19; John Evans, 11; Richard Morris, 8; and LI. R. Evans, 5.
A Strange Case of Intoxication At the Carnarvon County Magistrates' Court,, on Saturday, before. Mr J. Menzies, Mr D. P. Williams, Mr G. J. Roberts, and Mr J. Issard Davies, John Davies, licensee of the Garddfon public house, Portdinor- wic was summoned for permitting drunk* enness on the 28th of March last. Mr J. fT. Roberts, who prosecuted on behalf of the police, said that two men named Wil- liam Jones and ''Hugh Jones visited the house in question, and had a quantity of beer there, Henry Jones consuming a pint and the other a pint and a half. They both became helplessly drunk one of them being found in that state by a con- stable, and put in a. place of safety. It appeared that the men called the attention of the person who served them 'to a pcu- liar taste which the beer had, but the ex- planation given was that it probably arose from the pint measures in which it was served having been previously used for rum.—Police-constable Jones said that he found William Jones helplessly drunk, and took him to a slaughter-house until he sobered down (laughter).-A Magis- trate: You do not always send such men to a slaughter-house, do you? (laughter). —William Jones, who had earlier in the day been fined for drunkenness, said that after drinking the first pint he felt him- self becoming blind (laughter). He, how- ever, called for another pint, but could only consume about half of it, after which he was so drunk that upon going out he immediately fell down. He next found himself in a slaughter-house.—A Magis- trate Was the fault with you or with the beer ?—Witness: I think there was more fault with me than with the beer (laugh- ter).-A Magistrate: Does a pint of beer make you that you cannot see ?—Defend- ant: If I take one too many, sir (laugh- ter).—Henry Jones, related a similar story, but admitted that before entering the public house he had had four glasses of beer. The landlord told him that they .had been mixing rum with the measures. He had no recollection of how he got home.—Mr Lloyd Carter, who defended, maintained that the license could not be guilty of permitting drunkenness in view of the small quantity of beer consumed, and the fact that the men did not remain in the house for more than half an hour. The only explanation he could furnish was that the measures had been used for mixing rum earlier in the day.-—After hearing the defendant and other witnesses the bench imposed a fine of 20s and costs.
The "Sydney Daily Telegraph" of the 27th March states that the White Star Line is gaining popularity as is shown by the large number of passengers booking. Al- ready the mammoth liners "Persic" and "Medic" are full for the homeward run; in fact the agents, Messrs Dalgety and Co., have for some time past had to refuse pas- sengers. Of cargo the steamers have also large engagements. To-day the "Persic" goes to Newcastle, and the agents have ar- ranged for the vessel to be thrown open to the public there. A charge will be madle for admission on Board, the proceeds being for the different charities. Whilst at Newcastle the "Persic" will take in ship- ments of wool, copper, tallow, &c. She will also load a shipment of frozen meat, comprising 3000 quarters of beef for the Cape, 15,000 carcases mutton for London, and 5000 carcases for Liverpool. The "Per- sic" will return here from Newcastle on I Saturday, and start on her homeward trip on the 17th instant, calling at Hobart en route for a shipment of 10,000 cases fruit. The deck space of the "Persic" has been se- cured for the shipment of 160' horses for Capetown on behalf of the Imperial Gov- ernment. The "Medic," which is following the "Persic" on the berth, .is expected to arrive here from Liverpool and Capetown on Saturday next. She sails from Mel- --3?i-' T r.d 1 t:
— | A lilfDYIMGprp WOMAN MARRIED. The following is the True History, in her own intelligent words, of a lady who when married was declared, on the best medical authority, to be dying of CON5UMPTION. Dr. Williams" Pinll PiiSs for Pale People p not only saved her life, but cured her Consumption ■* and made her what she is now, A STRONG, HEALTHY WDFIIAN. ——*— t -i Investigated by the Weekly Dispatch j and Confirmed by Three Doctors! j MRS. MARY WEBB, who resides at 37, Irene-road, Parson's Green, Fulham, London. S.\V.. 9 is comparatively a young woman, twenty-nine, ard a short time since (writes a Weekly Dispatch ,m reporter) I spent an evening with this lady and her husband in order that I might learn some of the startling facts connected with her almost miraculous life. Mrs. Webb and her husband were girl and boy together, went to the same school, and played side by side. We were very fond of each other," said Mrs. Webb, even in those days, and he was always ready to protect me and look after me, because I was not half as robust and strong as the other girls. I don't know that either of us ever mentioned it, but it seemed to be understood that when we grew up we should be married. As we grew older we began to understand matters better, and I could see that my future was a r-ad one. I CAME OF A DOOMED FAMILY. My father had died of Consumption at forty, and of his nine sons and daughters six died also of Consumption. I. was stated that I should never live to sae five-and- twenty- and, remember, this came from one of the best physicians in England. If ever a woman lived a living death, I did. In the I 1 I 40 winter it was impossible for ne to go out, Mrs. Webb (front a plzotograple taken by F.Soirtlt'vell, and when I used to go backwards and Battersea Park-road, at the time of her mart-age, forwards to Brompton HospitaJ for Con- when she was in an advanced stage of Consumptim). sumptives it used to take me hours and i hours to walk even a few hundred yards. When I coughed I felt as if two great strings were inside me tearing my very heart out. At night I lay shivering in bed with horrible cold perspirations, and I felt as if death would be welcome. It took me hours to dress, aid at least half an hour to get down a small flight of stairs. There's a photograph I bad taken just before we were marri'id, and, as you can see, there is no doubt that my fnmds spoke the truth when they said that if I had had a piece of white round my face I should ■; have locked exactly as if I had been laid out.' (See Photo above.) 1 "As for eating, tnnt was impossible: j in fact, I did not know what it was to sit down to a meal. If I had even a cup cf tea it used to lie on my chest just like u log. One minute I would feel starved, b.:t directly I saw food I did not wsnt it. No sooner had I got into bed than my nightdress, the bedclothes, and the pillow would become literally saturated with Cold P rrv.'ir .tion, and then I would have a terrible burning 4 sensation, although I was q'ii:e coid. I .3 suffered terribly from Dianhcoa, in a very .3 painful form. Mr. Webb had then enlisted 3 in the Durham Light Infantry, and 1 ti ought I should never live to see him out of his time." "Just let me have a word hen," ob- served Mr. Webb. "Every word iry wife says is true. But I had m :dc up m mind to marry her, and so I did. I thou ht she would have died two years before, and at our marriage my people told me I MARRYING A DYINQ WOMAN. Whilst in the Army I saved a very decent little amount each year, so that wher I had finished my time I had a banking account with £100 to my credit. I had got a little home together, and after waiting six weeks we determined to get married. You should have seen her that day— there was no doubt that she did look a dying woman She walked to the church, and all the way she was leaning on the shoulder of her brother. She was coughing, and stopping every few Mrs. Webb. present day: showing her complete cure. yards-in fact, it was not walking to church. (From a photograph taken recently by Ham, Ltd., it was crawling there. Week by week she v ° Strand.) went from bad to worse. I thought per- haps she had not been receiving good advice, so I sent her to a specialist, but beyond charging me a very heavy fee he did nothing. Then we commenced buying everything we could hear or read of. By the time we had been married three years I had spent the £100 I had saved on doctors' medicine. It useH nearly to break my heart to see her curled up coughing and suffering. At last Mrs. Burt, a friend of ours, suggested that I should try DR. WILLIAMS' PINK PILLS FOR PALE PEOPLE; twi- that week she had fainted from weakness and exhaustion. Of course I had little hope, and for a good reason -we had tried everything, and found it was only wasting good money. But M-S. Burt told me how they had cured a fri" t-1 of her: sj I began to feel that after all I might snatch her from the grave. Well, after the first b)x she began to improve. Her appetite got better, and the Cough was not so bad. Then the Perspirations stopped and her breath got better. By the end of the fourth box she could get about, and had actually walked up the stairs without stopping. She got stouter, and in place of her pale samken cheeks she had a much plumper face. I began to feel quite happy to sse her getting about as she was. Well, we went on with Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and after she had taken them three; months I found her actually doing her washing and running up and down the stairs singing, and she was strong enough even to go to a ball. CURE CERTIFIED BY THREE DOCTORS. So well did she get that I thought I would see if she could be insured, and I proposed tc the Wesleyan Insurance Company that I should take out a policy of insurance on her life. An appjint- ment was made, and after an examination sue was passed by the doctors. She is alsJ insured in the Sons of Temperance Benefit Society, and in all she has been examined by three Doctors. I am proud-of this, because it show. me that she must have entirely recovered." 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Bangor Board of Guardians. At Friday's meeting Mr Hugh Thomas I was re-elected chairman for th" ensuing year, a position he has held for sixteen suc- cessive years. The vice-chairman (Fr Tho- mas Roberts, Aber) was re-elected. The Clerk (Mr R. B. Evans) reported that t>ere was a balance of £ 802 3s in favour of t"e union, and £ 21 5s Id had been collected during the month.-It was stated that only one member of the committee in- structed to inquire into complaints from inmates of the house that the medicine was not served regularly to them put in an ap- pearance at the workho ise last Thursday, the date of the inquiry. The medical officer was in attendance, but no inquiry was held. It was decided to hold the inquiry, the date being left to the Workhouse Committee. — A communication was read from the Local Government Board accepting the resigna- tion of Mr Richard Roberts as guardian for the parish of Pentir. — Miss Barnett, of Cheltenham, by letter applied for permis- sion to put Up Scriptural cards on the walls in the tramp ward. The request was ac- ceded to.
University College of North Wales. The half-yearly meeting of the Court of the University College of North Wales was held last week, at Chester, Lord Kenyon pit siding. A vote of condolence with the family of the late Principal Edwards, of Bala, was first passed. ei A deputation appointed by a conference of educational bodies at Blaenau Festiniog attended, and requested the court to found at Bangor College a department of mines. — Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P., moved that the court sympathised with the proposal, and that a conference representing all the quarrying, mining, and metallurgical in- dustries of North Wales and technical authorities be summoned to ascertain how practical "effect might be given to the suggestion.—The motion was carried. On the motion of Mr Russell, headmaster of Wrexham County School, the court de- cided to support the application of the governing body of the Newport County Schools to the Charity Commissioners for an alteration in their scheme to enable them in special cases to keep boys in the school till the end of the school year in which they attained the age of eighteen. Mr Trevor Owen made a strong appeal for increased support to the Modern Langu- age Scholarship Fund, and moved—"That the court expresses its warm approval of the Modern Language Scholarship Fund, and trusts that such support may be given to it by friends of education in North Wales as may place it on a sure footing." Mr H. R. Olley seconded, and the reso- lution was adopted. It was resolved that the next meeting of the court be held at Rhyl.
North Wales British Medical Association The North Wales Branch of this Associa- tion met at Bala on Thursday, Dr. Jones- Morris (Portmadoc) presiding. Drs. Lillie (Bala) and Thomas (Pwllheli) were elected members of the branch. The following were elected governors of University Col- Ifge of North Wales-Drs. Jones-Roberts (Penygroes), Eyton Lloyd (Mold), Emyr 0. Price (Bangor), J. Roberts (Chester), S. Griffith (Portmadoc). The President called attention to the Welsh Hospital for South Africa, remarking that its organising secretary (Professor Hughes) was a member of the branch, as well as Dr. Mills Roberts, one of the staff memers. He elieved it would be desirable that they as medical pro- fessors should take one bed, which cost about £50 for six months. Several mem- bers, of course, have already interested themselves in various ways in their locali- ties with the movement, but a North Wales bed would certainly be a compliment to their colleagues who had sacrificed six months of their earnings in the cause of their country. The president then read a letter from Professor Hughes, which stated that the staff and 75 beds of the Welsh Hospital had already left for the front, and that arrangements were being made for the despatch of the remaining 25. He hoped the funds would provide for the continuance of the Welsh Hospital so long as the war lasted. It was unanimously re- solved to issue an appeal for subscriptions for this cause to all members of the branch. The following medical gentlemen delivered addresses on professional topics: —Dr. Hill Abram, Liverpool; Dr. Briggs, Liverpool; Dr. Parker, Liverpool; Dr. Thelwall Tho- mas, Liverpool; Dr. Craig, Llandudno; Dr. Davies, Liverpool; and Dr. H. E. Jones, Liverpool.
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c:=- -:==: Pwllheli Board of Guardians. A SCENE. A meeting of this Board was held last week at Pwllheli. Mr J. T. Jones, Parc- iau, was unanimously re-elected chairman. Mr Wm. Prichard, Penybryn, Llanystum- dwy, was elected vice-president.—Dr. J. Evans Hughes, Nevin, gave notice of his in- tention to resign as public vaccinator.- The committees were appointed. Mr E. R. Davies and the chairman had a war of words,because the former wanted to propose a new assessment committee. He said that there was an intense feeling in the country regarding the new valuation.-The Chair- man told Mr Davies to sit down.—Mr Da- vies protested against the insolence of the chairman, and demanded an apology for I the wofrds used.—A (further wrangle fol- lowed, because Mr Davies wanted to sub- stitute two names for two of those he had already proposed'. — Other motions were made by Messrs John Jones, Edeyrn; G. Jones, Thomas Owen, and othetrs.—Ulti- f mately the old assessment committee, with the exception of one or two, were re-elected by a majority of one. Mr Davies stated that some farms in Lleyn were assessed by the farmers who mostly composed the I assessment committee at a higher rate < than the rents were. He mentioned one farm which was rated JE14 higher than the rent. — It was reported by Mr CadwaJadr Williams thdt the dead bodies of army horses had been washed ashore at Porth- neigiol. Dead dogs were also thrown into pools near places of worship. — Dr. Evans Hughes, Dr. Hunter Hughes, and Dr. Grif- fith, Castellmarch, had been unable, owing to serious difficulties, to vaccinate children in their districts. They required assis- tants.—Dr. R. Jones Evans was appointed • 1 <; deputy to Dr. hunter Hughes.-Dr. Griffith mformed a deputation who had seen him that he would rather do the work under the old system for nothing than under the new system for nothing than under the Clerk complained that men were appointed overseers who were not householders.—The Board resolved to support a proposal to re- quest the Government to pay all the ex- penses in connection with accidents to sailors and soldiers on active duty, and in case of their death out of the Treasury, thus relieving local authorities of such ex- penses.