.a. erystwvth Inlirmary. i .J e, CABKP T MEETING. set* A SATISFACTORY HEIGHT. cfeea sigt !,itO?'JSEi) ^XiENitOX. *t" The anirial wnernl r;f"f,tir.p of Infirmary and Cardiganshire General Hospital was held on Saturday morning last at the Town Ilau. re Captain Cosens, Bronpadaru (president), occupied the chair. There were also present Mr II C Fryer, Colonel Frver, the Mayor (Mr R J Jonos), Mrs Griffiths (Waterloo): Mr and Mr< Isaac Griffiths. Mr John Mat bias, Mr F K Roberts. B Ellis Mor- gan, Rev T A Penry, Rev Griffith Pa:ry (Llanbad- arn) Alderman C 31 Williams, Mr J D Pevott, Mr EdwinMorrisMr\VraMorris(15ort LI) MrDavidJanics, (Penrhyncoch); Rev T Levi, Rev T E Roberts, Rev D R Williams, Rev X laomas, Mr Evin Edwards (Laurels); Mr W R Jones, Mr William Thomas, Mr D Lloyd Lewis (X P Bank) Mrs T ? Roberts, Mr D Watkins, Mr Edward Evans, J.P., Mr T W Powell, Mr David Lloyd. (Portland-street j; Mr Rowland Morgan, Mr Daniel 1 homas. Mr Harry Bonsall, Mr Ww Jotes (Barh-street); Mr Bonner (Penparke); Dr Abraham Thomas (honorary med- ical officer); and Dr Alfred James (house surgeon). ACK XOW r.E or; M EN To. The President announced that a communication had been received from Mr C T Hitchie, of the r Home Office, conveying the thanks of His Majesty the Xing for the loyal and dutiful message of the subscribers of the Infirmary on his accession to the Throne, and also of the expression of sympathy on the occasion of the lamented death of her late Majesty Queen Victoria. The President also said a letter had been received from }bjor Bonsall thanking the subscribers for the kind expression of sympathy on the death of his father. PRESIDENT'S ADDRT'RIRI. The President said it was a great pleasure to him 1, that he was well enough to be present on that occasion (hear, hear). More particularly as they were so kind as to elect him last year as their president in his aosence. He had to thank them for that great kindness, and when lie told them it was 22 years since he had been well enough to attend the annual meeting of the governors, he hoped they would excuse any shortcomings on his part. His duties as president that year had been a pleasant sinecure. He had had an admirable committee of .management; every meeting had been largely attended, and everything had gone on most pleasantly. One idea had animated everyone- that of doing the best for the interests of the Infirmary (hear, hear.) The past year bad been a record year'for the Infirmary in several respects. They bad had an enormous increase in the number of patients. The increase in the in-patients bad been 69, and there had been an increase of 61 in the out-patients. Of course, this bad entailed an immense deal of extra work upon the House Surgeon, the Matron, and the staff. He could not speak too highly of the way they had performed their work. Be knew that the House Surgeon had had a very hard time. He and the matron bad had to take their places at night at the bedsides of patients who were very ill after having been at work all day. It only came to his knowledge a few davs ago that the 11 )ti,e Surgeon had been for the last six weeks or two months obliged to get up in the middle of every night to (-tre,s a patient who was very ill. Or course, be must also say that they were deeply indebted to Dr Thomas for Ili., great kindness and attention (hear, hear.) He had constantly atiendel at the Infirmary, and he (the President) was afraid it must have entailed a heavv loss upon him. He had always been in attendance when required, ar.d they were grateful to him for his kindness (hear, hear.) Speaking of the subscriptions, the President said there was a small increase of about £ 14, in the annual sub- scriptions. The town subscribers had come out very well, but he should like to see the country subscribers come out better. He thought property had its obligations, and a good many did subscribe handsomely, but lie had been very sorry several times to fin(1 people coming to him from a distance of six or seven miles to ask for tickets for admission to the Infirmary because no one in their district subscribed. He would like to see some mora country subscribers (hear, bear) There was a considerable increase in the faying patients, representing an increased income of about £33. The Infirmary had been oue of the greatest blessings to such patients, because some of the cases were serious ones, and the patients ap- preciated the kindness with which they were treated, and expressed their gratitude for what thev bad done for them. In the church collections there was a small increase of £3. The Calvinistic Methodists had come out very well, their total showing a considerable increase, but, as a Churchman himself, he would- say that he would like to see the Church of England show up better in the future. He hoped when these hard times had passed that they would so. With regard to Downie's Bequest, they had jMOO from that fund this year instead of £200. Their expenses bad increased during the year about £250. This was due to the increase in the number of in-patients, and he hoped the subscriptions would be increased next year to meet this addi- tional expenditure. The household expenditure had increased in like proportion, and he was sure Miss Chandler did everything she could to keep it down, as also did the committee. They would find by the statement that the average annual cost per head of in-patients and out-patients was 7s IOid, while the previous year it was 6s 6d. That increase was due in the first place to the number of paying patients who expected to be better fed than the other patients. They were also obliged to have more servants, and these things increased the ex- penditure. Some of the cases were also much more serious than those of the previous year. Many of the subscribers knew that he was in the habit of going to the Infirmary at all times, and he thought it was his duty to state that on all occa- sions he never found anything that the slightest exception could be taken to. He never heard a complaint from a single patient. On the contrary, they were most profuse in their expressions of gratitude. Only the other day a young man who had been in the Infirmary three weeks very ill. took the trouble, is soon as he was well and discharged, to walk up to his place and tell him how kindly he had been treated, and how grateful he was to the Infirmary for all the benefits that bad been conferred upon him. It was very satisfactory to know that the patients were satisfied with their treatment, (applause.) REPORT ASD BALANCE SHEET. The report and balance sheet for the year ended i December 31st, 1901. was next submitted. The report gave the following statistics :-In-pat,ients Number admitted with recommendation tickets, 229; numberaornitted as accidents, etc.. 35; remain- ing from previous year, 17; total, 281. Discharged Cured, 243; relieved, 16; incurable or unrelieved, 5; died, 5; total. 269; remaining under treatment December 31st, 1901. 12; total, 281. Out-patients Admitted with recommendation tickets, 1088; admitted as accidents, etc 229 remaining from previous year, 47; total, 1364. Total number of in-patients, 281; do out-patients, 1364; grand total, 1645. The balance sheet showed that, the total receipts for 1901 amounted to £ 941 14s 4d. The annual sub- scriptions amounted to Z146 17s 6,1. and the church and chapel collections realised P.44 17s 3d. From "Downie's bequest Z275 was received per District Visiting Society. £ 400 for Infirmary Scheme account, and t22 16s Aberystwyth Corporation ( interest), or a total from this source of L697 16.. On the expenditure side E489 Is Jd was absorbed in household expenses, P,154 Is 6d in t'!iey<ii>pensary, and Z194 2s 41 in salaries and waiCes. There were also miscellaneous-expenses amounting to Z64 13" 5id, and extraordinary expenses amounting to IC46 I 15s 6d. The total expenditure during the year was £ 948 Ms Id. leaving a balance due to the treasurers ofr £ 134 7s 6d. the report further stated that the total number Of patients admitted from the Borough of Aber- ystwyth, including Penparke, Khylyfelin, and Jjlangawsau was as follows:—In-patients, 190; out-patients, 1076 country districts—in-patients, 91; out-patients, 288. The total number --)f dtys, in-patients who were in the Institution was 6,895, being an increase of 590 davs over the number in 1900! The average stay of each patient was 24 5 days: the average daily number of patients was 18'8; and the average weetdy cost of diet per bead was 7s lOtti. The average annual cost per head of in-patients and out-patients was as follows:—Fuel and light, Is 2(1; dispensary. Is 10il; -ilary and wages. 4s 8 4 miscellaneous, Os 9t i. "L!) follow- in0' is a summary »f payments made b" 'Trustees of^Downie's Bequest in aid of the 1. 'vmarv:— Salary of House Surtreon and Seoreta • Zt68 15s Od; do Dispenser. £ 23 15s 001 doCW- Trnstcp*. £ 25 0s0d; rates, etc., P,12 11-; 2 1 building. £ 8 0*91. Mr H C Fryer, County Clerk, propose<' the adop- tion of the report and balance sheet He thought the subscribers, bavins perused the r port, and having heard the President's remark up-e, it, would be satisfied that the Infirmary was d. very good work. and, perhaps better work than ha t ever been done before. The numbers of pe ph who now Catlie in were laige« Li'dll e,er' berl'r', and showed what great confidence the people had in the treat- ment they bad at the Infirmary. Some years ago out-patients showed great hesitation to ;o.ne into the Infirmary. 1 "lev objected to .he ',f) having so much air as they got there. many ether things Tiwy now found it was to •••■•it good, n ard the applications for admission were much larger than ever before. Tie on'v d "in his mild now was whether they would tv- ve to go into the question b"f.»-« ,,r enlw -ne !n- firinnry, There had to,en i •• during the past year when the place had b(-eil L The Presi(leiit--It is now. Mr Fryer said it was an tin pleasant thing to have to refuse admission to patients because they had no room. He was sure Aberystwyth, if called ;be upon, would come forward and subscribe libera1!- toward enlarging the building if it was required. He thought it very probable that before long they would have to give a mandate to the committee to go into he question of enlarging- the building. He proposed that the balance sheet be accepted and adopted. Mr F R Roberts having seconded, the proposi- tion was carried unanimously. ELECTro" OF PRESIDENT. Mr II C Fryer said he believed no doubt would exist in the minds of anyone present in regard to this .*u poirtaic-nt. This" time last year he ha pleasure of seeing Capt Cosens appointed to be president, and he was sure everyone connected with the Infirmary owed him a deep debt of grati- or the -itte, tude for the great attention that be gave to the work of the institution. He was. constantly there I and any person having anything to refer to or any 1 L- LL- T.c_ -C' question to asii in regard 10 uie inuiiudi_» «ci.s quite sure to have his wishes attended to with the greatest promptitude by Capt Cosens. He had great pleasure in proposing that Capt Cosens be re-elected resident for the ensuing year. Rev T A Penry, in seconding, said he did not think thev could get anyone more interested in the Infirmary than Capt Cosens who bad been so for many years. His heart was in the work, and the success of the Institution was very near to him. The re-election of Capt Cosens was unanimously agreed to. Capt Cosens then thanked the subscribers for having re-elected him president for the second time. ° The work would be a great pleasure to him, and a double pleasure, inasmuch as lie was able to assist in carrying on the work of his late friend, a Mr Bonsall, who took such a great interest in the institution (Hear, hear). MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. The President announced that the representa- tives of Downie's bequest elected to -erve on the Management Comnitttee were Capt, Cosens, Mr H. C. Fryer, Major Bonsall, Mr J. D. Perrott, Alder- man Peter Jones. Alderman C. M. Williams, Mr F R. Roberts, Rev Thomas Levi, and the Mayor of Abervstwvth. The attendance during the past year of those members appointed by the subscribers had been as followsNumber of meetings held. 13: Mrs Griffiths 12. Rev T. E. Roberts 6, Rev T. A. Penry 9. Mr D. C. Roberts 2, Mr W. Thomas 10, Mr C. E. Morgan 10, and Mr John Mathias 9. The Rev T. A. Rertry did not desire his name to be put forward for re-nomination on the committee. With this exception all the other members were, on the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Mr H. Bonsall, re-elected, Mrs T. F. Roberts being appointed in place of jlr Penry AVDITOR. Mr J. R. Rees, North and South Wales Bank, was unanimously re-appointed auditor. HONORARY MEDICAL OFFICERS. The President proposed a vote of thanks to the honorary Medical Officers of the Infirmary. They were indebted to Dr Thomas for all he had done for them. and they could not speak too highly of his services. He also proposed that the thanks of the meeting be conveyed to the Honorary Dental Surgeons. Mr Henry Bonsall wished to know whether the other doctors had been asked to co-operate with the present honorary medical officers of the insti- tution. The President replied that he thought the other doctors had saved them the trouble, because they had resigned. If it was the wish of the meeting he read the resolution adopted at the last meeting of the committee. He thought the question was closed, and the less said about it the better. The institution had gone on admirably, and they were indebted solely to Dr Thomas. Of course they could not help themselves at present, but he hoped things would take a better turn before long. Mr W Thomas interposed and said Mr Bonsall did not refer to any particular case. He referred to the practitioners generally of the town. The Chairman—They have resigned their posi- tions, and I don't see we have anything more to do Mr If Bonsall said he did not think the less said about the matter the better. This institution was for the benefit not merely of Aberystwyth but the whole country round, and it was highly important that all the medical men should assist in the good work it was doing. For instance, quite recently Dr Thomas, who was now the only honorary med- ical officer they bad, was laid up with illness, and was incapacitated. Then the whole work of the institution fell upon the house surgeon. The doctor of the institution was as good a man as they could have—he was an able man and they were lucky in securing his services-but for all that, cases occurred when other medical men's services were required. It seemed to him there was very little between the doctors of the Infirmary and the other doctors, and surely it was possible to approach them to enlist their services on behalf of the Infir- mary. In every other institution of this kind the medical officers residing near considered it a matter of courtesy to assist the officer of the institution, as well as for the good of the cause. How was it that the other doctors of Aberystwyth had refrained from attending the institution for many years now ? He thought there must be some stumbling block,which ought to be removed. He would urge the President, who was a man who commanded the highest respect of all the doctors, as well as the laity, to use his endeavours to get the other doctors of Aberystwyth and the surrounding country to give their services as honorary medical officers to this institution. He thought it was time that this old grievance was re- moved, and for the well-being of the Infirmary the doctors should be asked to co-operate. doctors should be asked to co-operate. The President said he really did not know what to say to Mr Bonsall. The fact of the matter was that the doctors bad resigned. At the time of Dr Thomas being laid up, his locum tenens had occa- sionally done work at the Infirmary, and in any case of emergency Dr Harries had promised to come in if required. The other doctors had re- signed, and they could not force them to attend the Infirmary. What, therefore, were they to do ? If Mr Bonsall could explain how it could be arranged, he would be very glad. Mr Bonsall said he would propose that the President invite the doctors to a meeting and put the matter before them. No doubt, some arrange- ment could then be come to. He barl spoken Ao several, and all seemed well-disposed toward the Infirmary. It was the poor who suffered by their non-attendance. Mr W. Thomas thought rule 40 settled Mr Bon sail's point. The President read rule 40. which is as follows » The medical staff shall consist of honorary medical officers and a house surgeon, duly qualified. The honorary medical officers shall be appointed by the committee of management, to wh.m applica- tions must be made. The appointment shall be subject to confirmation at an annual special meeting of governors and subscribers." Mr Bonsall asserted that that was ridiculous (laughter). The thing on the face of it was absurd. Why should the doctors apply to be appointed ? There was no payment for it. If they gave their services for nothing where did the honour of becoming honorary medical officer come in ? It was the Infirmary that got the benefit. The rule was ridiculous on the face of it. The President—You yourself said a minute ago that in most places it was esteemed an honour (laughter). Mr Bonsall replied that they called them the honorary medical officers, and the rule said they must apply for appointment, although the whole of the benefit was on the side of' the Infirmary. He -ic still thought, if the President would use his endeavours to secure the services of the outside doctors it would be for the benefit of the institution. There seemed to be very little between them and the doctors now. Mr H. C Fryer said rule 40 was a rule wMch had been very well fought out. It had been dis- cussed on several occasions, and he believed the present wording of it was arrived at as presenting the only satisfactory wav of dealing with the matter. If Mr Bonsail could bring his influence to bear upon any of the medical practitioners of the town to make applications he could promise that they would be readily granted. Mr Bonsall—Why should they apply ? It is we shonlij apply to them. The Mayor said he was afraid the President had been too generous with Mr Bonsall in allowing him to discuss this matter. If he had any objection to the rule, he should give notice of motion to rescind it He rose to a point of order, as he did not think Mr Bonsall was right in oiscnssing tb's matter. Mr Bonsall—It is not a point of order. I am speaking unon the vote of thanks to the honorary medical officers. The Mayor said be would second the vote of thanks, and then Mr Ponzail could move an amend- ment to it if ho wished. The discuss;,m was about to be continued by Alderman C. M. Williams when the President ruled it out of order. On being put to the meeting, the vote of thanks to the honorary medi ;al officers was unanimously carried. Dr Abraham Thomas, in acknowledging, said be esteemed it vpry great honour to be associated with the work of the Infirmary. A great factor which induced him, nine years ago, to come to Aber- vst,v%-v", was that he would be on the staff of the In- firm- He applie(I during the first three months after he came to the town, and was accepted The work bad aft .r led him the keenest delight and satisfaction, and he would not forego it for any- thing. He meant in the future, as in the past nine years, to stick bv the Infirmary, and do All in his pOlver for it. (Applause). When be first came down *b ere nine vears ago, people had, as Mr Frver had said, nr. confidence in the Infirmary. He had io exert pressure to induce patients to come in. Things had now changed, and. instead of having to use pressure, people came of their own accord, 884 the House Surgeon was often placed in a difficulty in ha\itig to refuse patients, or delay their admis- sion. Not only was that the case last year, but, it had occurred this year already. The other clay, every bed in the Iniirmary. including those in the three private wards, was full, which spoxe well for the confidence the people had in the institution. The;; serious cases which occurred were treated successfully, and he thought great praise should be bestowed upon the House Snr<;«-ft and Matron for their keen administration of the Infirmary work last year. He had given a great deal of his time to the Infirmary, and regarded the work thus done a great oleanure* In viewing the present state of the In- firmary, and the number of patients there, it behoved the governors and subscribers to con- sider what Mr Fryer had said as to the question of enlarging the Infirmary, by building another wing to meet the increased den.ands now being made on their- accomodation. He considered that that wing should be fitted up with the latest appliances, and should have the Rontgen ray-, so that the poor people of the neighbourhood would 1;8 treated equally in this institution as in any other institution in the country. He hoped the meeting would give a mandate to the committee to proceed in that direction. (Applause.) EXTENSION OF THE INFIRMARY. Mr H.-C. Frver proposed that the question of the extension of the Infirmary be referred to the House Committee. who would consider the best way to proceed. They were placed in an awkward position when persons applied for admission, and they had no beds for them. He was quite sure that Aberystwyth would rise to the occasion, and would assist in providing funds for enlarging the building, if required. No harm would be done if the committee was certain if an extension could be made, and what the cost would he, and they could report to a special meeting cr to the next annual meeting. The Rev T. Levi seconded the resolution. Mr Fryer added that there was a considerable amount, of the Downie's Bequest still available for building. By the scheme they were allowed to spend a sum not exceeding £ 5,000. He did not know what had been expended of that money, but a great deal of the funds for the present build- ing were collected. As they would remember, Ladv Lisburne (as she then was), took a greai deal of interest in the matter, and collected a very large sum. He did nor think that more than £ 2.000 or £ 2.500 of that iE5,000 had been spent. He hoped that the money from that fund would be generally supplemented by subscription, and he did not believe they would have any difficulty in getting a sufficient, amount to carry out the extension. The resolution to refer the matter to the com- mittee of management was then agreed to. A vote of thanks to the President, proposed by the Mayor, ended the meeting.
FATAL LOCK ACCIDENT. On Saturday morning all employe of the Stone das Company met witii his death under painful circumstance' The man was on n glit <hity, and expecting a coal boat to arrive went along the canal siele to meet it. He met the boat, which was in a hick, and stood .between the boat line and the canal. The horses nt!II<1lwd to the boat started, and the rope threw the man forward into the canal. In falling his head canm in violent contact with the be HI. t, and when taken from the water tbo unfortunate Ulan wiw dpad.
EVI DUNCE UANKRUPTCY. The court for the consie'cratieui of Crown caweD reserved, oresided e>ver by the Lord Chief Justice, h«ard an appeal em Saturday in the case of the Iv ng v. P.U«\ This was an appeal by the prisoner, who had been sentenced to three N. petiatt se>rvituele» for niisappreipriation of mnimy of which he was trustee. J t. raised the question whether the prisoner's tate*nie>nt. in bniilvi'uptcy was ad- missible as evidence against him. The statement ebsolosed the* receipt of the money. The court hedd that the evidence was admitted, and affirmed the conviction.
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Llanfiliangel-ar-Arth Petty Sessions The bi-monthly sessions were held at the School- room on Wednesday in last week. The magistrates present were Mr J P V Pryse, Captain Stewart, Messrs T R Jones, and W C Bowen. Excise.—Evan Davies, Nantybedw, Llanwenog, was summoned by Mr P J Mitchell, excise officer, for keeping a dog without a licence.—The supur- visor of the Inland Revenue said that they granted the defendant an exemption certificate but the dog was used for sporting purposes.—P.C. W G Morgan said be saw the defendant on the 6th ultimo on Pantycelvn land with a sheepdog, his property, ac- companied by another person who carried a gun. Hesawthedogseafching the bushes and hedges for balf-an-bour, whilst the defendant also carried a rabbit.—The supervisor pointed out that it, was the use of the dog they objected to.—A fine of 7s 6d and costs was imposed, the defendant to be granted a licence out of that amount. Unlawful &ile of Beer.—William Evans, Tany- graiglnn, Llanybyther, was charged by P.C. W. G. Morgan, with unlawfully selling beer.—Mr Daniel Watkins; Lampeter, appeared for the de- fendant-P.C. David Recs, Caio, stated that on the first of November last he was on duty in plain clothes at Llanybyther fair. About twelve noon he entered Tanygraig Inn, ordered dinner, and was directed to the adjoining premises, where, in a room above the stable, the dinner was laid. He was supplied with dinner, and ordered two glasses of beer, which he paid for. There were other people in the room, and he noticed one man pay for beer. He then left and told P.C. Morgan of the occurrence.—Cross-examined by Mr Watkins The premises are about six feet apart.—P.C. Morgan stated that in consequence of what the last witness told him he went, in company of witness, to Tany- graig Inn. He there saw defendant, and askei if it was true that he had supplied P.C. Rees with beer, and at the same time pointing to a room which was unlicensed. The defendant replied, People always pay for beer at the bar, when it is consumed in that room." P.C. Re" then told the defendant that he bad ordered, consumed, and paid for two glasses in that room, which was sup- plied by Mrs Mary Evans. He then saw Mrs Evans, and in the presence of the defendant and P.C. Rees he asked her whether he had served the witness with beer. She replied Yes," and further said that she was sure she had given the change back properly. He then told defendant that it was very wrong of him to serve beer in that room after having been previously cautioned.—Cross-examined by Mr Watkins: Witness said that he had cautioned the defendant's sister in the month of January last year.—Mr Watkins, for the defence, said that the defendant payed rent and rates for both premises, and it had been the custom for some forty years to use that room, especially on busy days. He maintained that the place where the dinner was served was included in the licensed premises. The tenants were obliged to use this room on busy days, and it caused no injury or in. convenience to anyone. The magistrates dismissed the case but ordered defendant to pay six shillings costs. Driink in Charge.-David Davies, Red Lion Court, Lampeter, driver, was charged by P.C Edwards with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and trap.—P.C. Edwards stated that he saw the defendant about eleven p.m. on Christmas Day very drunk, in charge of a horse and trap. He (the constable) asked a Mr Jenkins, who was in the trap, to take charge of the horse and drive home; which was done.—Fined 10s and costs A Nuisance.— The Rev James Jones, Llandebie, was summoned by the Llandyssil Rural District Council for allowing a nuisance to exist on a piece of ground in Llandyssil, his property.—Mr George, solicitor, Newcastle-Emlyn, who appeared for the Council, said that a nuisance existed, and still existed, on a piece of ground, the property of defendant at, Llandyssil, which caused a nuisance. Notices had been served upon him to abate the nuisance, but he bad not done so, and nowadays it was very important that all nuisances should be abated, owing to the prevalence of scarlet fever at Llandyssil.—The Inspector of Nuisances also stated that thvi nuisance complained of existed that day. It existed in an excavation close to the road, and was the receptacle for water, more especially on wet days, when all the mud from the road was washed into it, thus preventing it from going into the river.—An order to abate the nuisance was made, and the Inspector's expenses were allowed. Srvorn in.—P C. Evan Lewis. Lampeter. was sworn in as a constable to do duty on the boundary of Carmarthenshire, viz., at Cwmmanne, and other villages. Drunk and Disorderty.-Wra Price Davies. Derlwyn, and Thos. Jones, Cross Hands, both of Llanybyther, were charged by P.C Morgan with having been drunk and disorderly. P.C. Morgan proved both cases, and said that their language was most disgraceful. Davies was fined £2 and costs and Jones £1 and costs.—The Chairman instructed the constable to warn both defendants that should they appear before them again, they would not get the chance to pay a fine, but would be sent to Carmarthen—David Hughes, Teifv- terrace, Llanybytner, was cnargea oy r.u. w. u. Morgan, with being drunk and disorderly. P.C. Morgan stated that on the 24th of December last, about 4 30 p.m.. the defendant called at his house. He went to the door and defendant, who was there, said," People say I am drunk, am I?" Witness replied Yes, you are very drunk." Defendant then replied, if I am drunk, you are drunk." Witness ordered him off his premises, and when on the road defendant said 111 show you if I am drunk you Witness advised him to go home, but be went towards the village instead. He had cautioned him twice before, and when served with the summons he admitted everything.— Defendant now said that he was not noisy, but admitted having had a glass too much.—A fine of £1 and costs was imposed. Horses Unattended.—David Davies, Treglog, Llansawel, and Thos. Wiiliams, Cefngoed-uchaf. Llanllwni, were charged by P.C. Morgan with being at too great a distance from their horses and carts! Davies was fined Is and costs, and Williams 6d and costs. Both defendants made an excuse that their horses walked away, while they were doing business. A Sad Case.—John Morgan, Blaengorlech, Llan- ybyther. was summoned by the School Board for employing a child aged eleven years, contrary to their regulations.—The'defendant said that the chilrl was not employed by him, but he had taken her owing to the child's mother being ill. He took the child because he took pity on it. and often thought that. she suffered from want of food. As soon as he received the summons he siuit her bad, to her father.—The Attendance Officer said that t!»1 child whilst with the defendant was three milps away from school, and when at home; had nearly j the "same distance to walk.—The defendant was ordered to pay 3s 6d costs. A Warning.—David Jones, Stafell, Llandyssal. 1 who did not appear, was charged by P.C. Lewis, Llanclyssul, with being drunk on the highway on the 24th December last, and fined 10s and costs.— The Chairman (Mr Pryse) called attention to the non-appearance of defendants, although they as magistrates were obliged to attend these session.— P.C. Lewis: He has left for Glamorganshire.—The Chairman: That does not matter, we impose 12 heavier fine if that is so. Drunk and Disorderly.—Deputy Chief Constable Williams charged William Jones, Rhydlewis, with ( being drunk and disorderly. Mr George, Newcastle Emlyn, appeared for the defendant, who did not appear, and admitted the offoncc. A fine of 10s. and costs was inflicted. The S'txdou Closing Act.—P.C. Bowen, Pencader, charged John Davies, Mount Pleasant, Pencader, with being on licensed premises on a Sunday.— P.C. Bowen stated that at 3-35 p.m. on the 22nd December, he found the defendant on the licenced premises of the New Inn, Llantihangel-ar-Artb, occupied by Daniel Evans. He found the de- fendant in the kitchen, and when asked what was he doing there he said that he was a traveller re- turning from Llanybyther. Witness then told him that he could not be a traveller as he resided two and a half miles away. The defendant replied that he thought lie was within his right to be there. Afterwards defendant said he had not been to Llanybyther and begged to be served with the summons privately. P.C. Bowen said that he did not see any traces of liquor on the table, but the defendant seemed to have had some. A line of Is. and costs was imposed. Dniiik.—David Davies, Bwlcboguehaf. was fined for being drunk en the 8th inst. P.C. Bowen proved the case. Transfer.—Mrs Davies, Cross Hands Inn, Llany- byther, applied for the transfer of the licence from her late bLi,ba-nd.P.C. Morgan said he thought she would be a very good applicant, and offered no objection. The transfer was granted. Occasional Licence.—The application of the land-, lord of Wilkes Head, Llandyssil, for an occasional licence on the occasion of Llandyssil races was granted. School Board.—The Llanybyther School Board summoned John Davies, Beehive; Daniel Davies, Blaenwern; and James Thomas, Gadair Inn, with neglecting to cause their children to attend school. The case against Daniel Davies was dismissed, as he produced a medical certificate. The other two cases were adjourned. o
ABERAYRON. PETTY SESSIONS.—The monthly Petty Sessions were held on Wednesday, January 29th. before Major Pryse-Lewes (chairman), Rev J. M. Griffiths, Mr Morgan Evans, Rev Evan Morris, and Mr David Jones-J. Evans and M. Evans, Llanon were charged by P.C. Daniel Thomas with having been drunk on licensed premises at Llanon on January 10th.— Fined 5s each and costs.—For having been drunk on the highway on the 18th January, J. Webb, Llanrbystyd, charged by the same officer, was ordered td pay a similar penalty.—D. J. Davies, Llanarth. and T. R. Thomas. Ferndale, were charged by P.C. Jones .with having been drunk and disorderly at New Quay on December 26th, and were fined 5s each and costs. — For carrying a gun without a license on January 20th, E. Herbert, Aberarth, was including costs. Mr H. W. Seex appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Inland Revenue.—The case of D. Jeremiah, l'ontygwaeth, near Pontypridd, charged with deserting his wife, Mary Jeremiah, Capel-Saint, Silin, was withdrawn on payment of costs.—John Rees, West Kensington Park, London, clerk in holy orders, was charged by W. Evans, relieving officer, with allowing his mother, Anne Rees, to become chargeable to the Union on the 26th August 1897.—Order made for 5s a week and costs.—An occasional license was granted the Red Lion Inn, Cribin, on the occasion of Capel-Saint, Silin fair.—A man named Daniel James, late of Aberystwyth, carrier, applied to the Bench for protection against the children of the Intermediate School, who would not let him alone. —Sergeant Davies said he was not molested except when he was in drink.—James denied the sergeant's assertion.—The Bench advised applicant to abstain from the drink, and it he was further interfered with to take out a summons, when his complaint could be enquired into. NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK OF ENGLAND, LIMITED. The Annual General meeting was held to-day at the Head Office, 112, Bishopgate-street, E.C. Mr Robert Wigram, who presided, said be bad very little to record beyond what might be called a monotonous year. Four new Branches had been opened in London, and one in the country, in view of the policy of consolidation, rendering an exten- sion absolutely necessary. Last year he stated that the London and Globe trouble had left the Bank practically untouched, and the same good fortune, with regard to bad debts or monetary difficulties, had continued to the Bank during the whole year. In fact he did not think it would be easy to imagine a Bala i-YA(tSileet, presenting more satisfactory results and tie congratulated the managers most cordially upon it. With regard to the investments, the Bank did not hold, he be- lieved, a single security, which might not fairly be described as gilt-edged." The Reserve Fund now stood at P,2,300,000 an addition having been made to it of E25,000 out of the profits of the year. After paying the dividend of 20 per cent. and transferring P,15,000 to Bank Premises account, the balance of £ 96.848 would be carried forward, being within Z150 of the last carry forward. As an indication of the steady increase of the busi- ness, he might say that whereas in 1891 the Bank bad 10,900 shareholders the number was now 14,380. In 1891 they had 169 branches, now in. creased to 199. The deposits which in 1891 were £ 40,822,000, now amounted to Z50,640,000 so that a gradual, but steady increase had been going on during the whole time. The report was unani- mously adopted. The retiring Directors, Messrs George Forbes Malcolmson, Francis Charles Le Marchant, and Thomas George Robinson, were re- elected, and Mr Cecil Lowry Wade was elected a Director of the Bank in place of Mr Charles Barc- lay. A vote of thanks to Mr Charles Barclay and sympathy with nim and his family on his retire- ment in consequence of ill health was passed.
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-0- NEW QUAY KOAD. IXQUKST.—On Wednesday morning in last week Mr H. B. White, Carmarthen, deputy coroner, held an inquest at Powell Castle, touching the death of Margaret Davies, aged 63 years, wife of John Davies, weaver, Powell Castle, who was found dead hanging to a beam in her husband's workshop early on the previous Monday morning. The Jury, of which the Rev J. T. Hughes, vicar, was foreman, returned a vgrdict of committed suicide while in a state of unsound mind." The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, and was very largely attended, the interment being made at. the Lianti- hangel churchyard. She leaves a husband and several grown up children to mourn their loss.
-n_- DESTRUCTIVE FIRES. ROYAL WAITING ROOM BADLY DAMAGED The new Royal wn.it.iiig-ro:>m on the arrival pi it,form at Wolferton Station was much damaged by fire 011 Sunday. Tim struofii <; consists of a largo entranoo hall and two separate apartments 1'01' tJIO J\illg;l,lld QII(,PII, l)oLh (»))'nn:Jl slli:()-; 01' onk furniture in LIj\i'il1r with the Jlt(l1u:d wood- work, which is n Lo or oak. Tile outb. 1' k occurred in ti e eiilraneo i;d1. The Rsaall manual (ire engine kept OIl foe station premises was busily employed for nearly t!ir,><> hours ill coping with the fin). The flames were prevented from reach- illg the Queen's apsi rl 1l,Ilt; 01" damag I1 Hie pxtnrior of the buildings, iiiit t,he entrance h.-di was almost eOlllplelPly guti ed. Tiie <1< or dividing it fnlJl) his ■> Majesty's room and (he floor oi tii" hi! for 'apart- 1I1(,lIt were destroyed, and the fj, 1 ings Imd dee -ra- tions of the rooll) hopelessly damaged l;y smoke and water. o the ef litre of Oxford, which "reunited hi the com- plete destruetiosi of the large printing works of Messrs. Mowbray. Owing to the strong wind the fire also attacked the premises <■ M"SMN. Archer, furniture; removers and sforers. hu' here the efforts of the brigade 1\"l'n sueoes .fill n arrest ing its progress, ai IhO\1gh not before considerable damage was dOIlP. Five lives were lost in four s111a11 fircs which occurred in the Moiropolis 011 Satur a v. A lallq) exploding 011 the third floor of a house in Mayfair was the cause of one outbreak. Theoccupier was terribly burned ill his endeavour to put out fcho fire, and his wife and child were so badly burned that they died soon after. Three other lives were lost in three small outbreaks. On Saturday afire broke out at Mold in a con- fectioner's shop. The owner, with his wife and several children, had a narrow escape, whilst the servant girl, who stopped to dress herself, was suffocated, The premises were gutted.
CREMATED ON AN. ASH HEAP. A horrible discovery was made by a boy at Wallyford Colliery, Musselburgh, Scotland, on Saturday. While the lad was ill the vicinity of thp JII nsh heap there, he was II00Tificd to see a man's bodv in flames lying on the top of the pile. It. is probable that the man was first suffocated, and thPII burned. Tho body was quite charred, espee'allv the face and ;t()III:1.Ch. W fit the excep- tion of part of his trousers, his (dollies had all been destroyed, so that there is little to identify too hum) hy.
S!N(!ULA1! ACCIDENT TO A FOOTBALLER A serious aeeident h"p}1PIIP(l Oil Saturday to en" of the ('hesterlield Town players. Tom .Ssiw- u'i'. who was leeenUy transferred from Newton I¡IIt! Sawyer wa, playing outside right at tt:lI¡.:t"lI. The gnlllllll was exeeo :ingly treacherous, and, Iwing unable fo pull himself lip, lie ran violently info the ropes being thrown ( ver. One knee was seve rely lacerated, and me;! ,e;i 1 exa in .nation later proved !;I::II he had (lis- ] ae-eii kidneys, II" lies ill a. critical condi- It
FATHER'S PATHETIC FIND. A platelayer nami'd Rearer, in the ( inplovnienh ot Lito Western Railway at Peyarhill, Strenid, oil rising oil Saturelav Sound his son Herbert, a I'ristol labourer, lying enifsiele his I cabin eloor near the lines. Both arms were j severed and the I1ea.1l battereel. The son said he had waiteel for his father nil night, and had crawled front the line to his cabin ele>e»r. T'ho cold hael congealed his weiuinis, iinel preventeel his bleeding to death. Pearce died ir. Stroud Hospi- tal the sllme evening.
ARRANGED TO BE ROBBED. Albert Edward Hoi brook, clerk to Messrs. Meinhardi; and Grass, Bennond. y, leather mer- chants, was sent to the bitnic to collect money, and returned crying, saying he had been attacked and robbed. Subsequently he confessed that two men, one of whom was named Taylor, asked him to allow himself to be robbed oil the under- standing that the money was to be shared. The Southwark magistrates on Saturday sentenced Holbrook to live months' hard labour, and Taylor to six months. The other man has not been cup- tured.
PARISH CHURCH BURNED. On Saturday the Parish Chinch at Hazlewood, about six miles from 3)e»rby, was almost cittit-oly destroyeel by firo owing to a defect m the heating apparatus. Only the chancel was saved, and this was damaged. A strong easterly w:nel favoured the destruction of the edifice, while there was a scarcity of water, and the manual engine from Belper could not be obtained till the fire had burnt two hours. The church was built in 1845, and has since been completely renovated.
NEW TRANS-ATLANTIC RATES. The agreement between the Transatlantic lined fixes the freight for flour at 7s. 6d. per ton. One of the effects of the agreement will be to put a stop to tramp steamers, as the railroad interests which are ttllied with the shipping lines in the merger will no longer ship by tramps. Over a million tons of freight vessels are affected. It is gener- ally expected that the freight merger will bo fol- lowed by a gigantic passenger combination, in which the Continental lines will be also affected. The agreement is now in effect.
FORTUNE FOR A SOLDIER. Private Wilham L'mgvvorth, a BoHolI soldier, nt present serving with the 1st Royal Welsh Fusi- lier-. in South Africa, has just come in for a wind- fall of twenty thousand pounds, through the death of an aunt at Astley Aridge, near Bolton. The> estate* consists of preiperty, land, and shares. '1'11" willdt'all was qllite IlIIPXI'p,cf,¡d, LOlIgwOl.th's uullt (IYIllg somewhat suddenly without a will.
A FARMER SENT TO PENAL SERVITUDE. At Oxford Assizers, em Saturday, before Mr. Justice Philliinore. William Culley a farmer, of Piel iington, WIIS sentenceel to three penti Iwrvitude I"ol" shootillg a J>(,I("-(ww,tahl(J \Vinter with a gun, with intent to do grievous bodily harm, 011 Oetobeu- ill-d. The constable had ente*red the prsoner's house to Morvo two suinnionses for trespass and assault.and when in the ai-t of opening the kitchen deieir, (ailley, who was inside the room, fired, the charge cutting a hedo in t;i 1 e» eloor and marking the wall behind it.. The prisoner,after firing the shot, tl,realp)H\d to blow tll(' of1i(el.'S brn.im¡ (lilt jf he ad vanled a step nearer to llilli, at tho same time pointing a gun at him.
The appointnxuit of Sir Ui,ri-y lt,,Lwson m Goveu nor of New South Wales has been received with satisfaction in the colony.
Tinned meats should be subjected to a ncac 50 degrees above boiling point in order to kill all germs.