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'.J.¡' :I.. ,.i THURSDAY, Are the last three days of our great FRIDAY, &, Stock-taking Sale, when we shall SATURDAY make an entire clearance of all Odd NEXT, Garments, Remnants, Odd Lengths JANUAR18, 19,20 etc., at further reduced prices. ,+" BROWN'S of CHESTER The Great Shopping Headquarters for all Parts of North Wales. j II- 1" 77th Annual Stock-taking Sale ENDS SATURDAY NEXT, JANUARY 20th ￼ .1 Ever- v b o dy w h o poss ￼ Everybody who possiMy can shouLd p?y us a viit on one of these days. These three last days of our Sale will be the great C!earmg-up? period of the" biggest thing" in our history.. There are quantities of Sale Accumulations such as odd lengths and garments, slightly soiled goods, remnants and odd pieces in every section, the result of our three weeks' strenuous sale business, which must- be cleared before our stock-taking. You are sure to find amongst the final offers something that you want and it will be a bargain,-the price of everything we wish to clear will be further reduced. There will be large quantities marked half-price. LAST THREE DAYS OF THE GREAT STOCK-TAKING SALE AT UROWN ulk) of Chester All trams from Chester General Station pass our doors. v
LONDON TIMETABLE ANDi RED RAIL GUIDE
LONDON TIMETABLE AND RED RAIL GUIDE De current issue of this popular publication i» on M?? ? all railway book.taUa and leading newMg?nt* T?? Lodon Time TtNe and Re Rail Guide, of 3, Kinghw?y. London, exten a to nearly 600 pages, and deals with over 3000 railway stations, and as it is sold at Twopence, the publishers may fairly claim that His the beei ?nd chmimit Railway GUl& ever pubUshed. It eonttm'.m tddi?on to the R?)w? Time-Tablee? & M&W of information that M invaluable, not only to Londonen, but to &U T?MtoM London;. and ?together it is ? MUprMMg bOo > ptMiyworik
NEW VICARI OF BODELWYDDAN
NEW VICAR I OF BODELWYDDAN. INDUCTION SERVICE. I On Tuesday, the Rev. J. H. Hope, M.A., the new viou of Bodelwycldaii, was inducted, in suc- cession to the late Canon Trevor Owen. The eer- vico of induction took place at 3.30 in the r fter- noon, when there was a large congregation cf the parishioner. The Rural Dean, the Rev. T. W. Vaughan, vioar of Rhuddlan, took the first part of the -ter- vice, and the Venerable Arrhdeacon Lloyd. vioar of Rhyl, took the induction service, and gave an add rose, and explained the meaning of euch a eervice. and how it had oome down to them rom the earliest times. He spoke of the responeibilitier the new vioar took upon him&elf that day, and impressed upon the parishioners that they too had their duties to fulfil to their vicar, and urged them to give him the:r hearty co-operatiju and support. The Archdeacon, accompanied by the new vioar, and the Rural Dean and churchwardens, Meesrs Jones and Chapman, then proceeded to the wer,r I door, the Vicar going outside and was then ad- [ mitted by the Archdeacon, and he then went o the belfry and rang the ball. The font, the read- ing desk, the lectern, the pulpit, and t'.e altar, were each visited in turn and prayers c^ered, the Vicar making the responses on each occasion. A moat heaity eervice oiosecl with a hymn nd the benediction. Amongst the other clergy present were the Re 7. James Evans, vicar of Rhos-on-Sea, and Ilev. I..law. Jenkins, vicar of St. Asaph. 1_- PRESENTATION BY FORMER I PARISHIONERS. The Rev. J. H. Hope, M.A., has received it handsome preeentation from the Llandegla, where he has been rector for the put eight years. It consisted of a silver tea tray n-nd a cheque for a substantial amount. The presen- tation was made to Mr Hope, on behalf of -he subscribers, by Sir Wiiliam Wi'liams, Bart., the patron of the living cf Bodelwyddan, who fl--yo presided over the gathering. Among those ire- Bent was the Rev. J. W. TI-onac-, M.A., the new rector of Llandegla.
The Petrol Committee wibl in future prosecute all pet%om who use in private oa?s Ifull duty) mktor spi.rit lioeff? fo? consumption in oommet'oia.ll II veMo!?5?(hiea of duty), thereby eva?Rn? the gaHonage tax. Offenders reDdef ?ecoaelvee Mabte to a penalty of JElQO.
MARRIAGE OF THE VICAR OF EGLWYSBACH
MARRIAGE OF THE VICAR OF EGLWYSBACH. INTERESTING CEREMONY AT CAERflUN. The Rev. J. Q, Roberts, vioar of EglwyfebacH, was married at the Caerhun Parish Church, on Tuesday, to Mrs Smaliman Thomas, widow of the late Captain Smallman Thomas, and daughter of the Rev. W. Price, vicar of Caerhun. The ceremony in which much intere-t ae centred, was performed by the Rev. W. Price, re- sisted by the Rev. Ll. A. Richards, rector of St. George, Abergele, and the Rev. W. Hughes, Southeea, Wrexham (brother-in-law of the bride- groom). The brido who was given away by the Rev. \Y. Griffith. Llanddoiget, wore a d-ra-a 'if nigger brown nition over blue silk and a hat to match. She carried a prayer book, tbe gift oi the bridegroom and a bunch of w.te heather, presented by General Gough, of Caerhun Hall. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Rev. R. O. Roberts. The bride was driven to the church in a carriage lent by Miss Nickson of Cefn, Mrs Gough and Lady Aberconway placing their motor oars at the services of the wedding party. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Caerhun Vicarage, the following being among the guests :—Mat, Gough, Caerhun Hall; lies Wingfield, Mrs Gee and Miss lcolcne Gee, Harod. -uiios; Mrs C'.are, Lees, Giyn; Mrs Richard Niok- son, Cefn; Mr and -Mre Jack, Plcbs Maenan; Mr and Mrs Colley. Plais Rhaiadr; Mr and Mre Lobley. The Nook; Rev. R. Wildiams, B.A., Llu.n- bedr, and Miss Williams; Rev. J. C. Jones, M.A., and Miss Jones., Llangerniew; Mrs and Miss Wil- liamson, The %iiplow; Miss Hughes, Castellj Miss Davice, Glan Conway; Mrs and Mie- Hum- phrey Joncis, Glan Conway; Mrs Richarde, it. George; Mrs Hughes, Southr-ea; Mr and Mrs Ro- berts. and Mr Owen Roberta, Red WhaTf Bay; Mise Williams (cousin of the bride); and Miss Udall, Trearddur Bay. The church had been beautifuily decorated for the occasion by Mrs Gough, Miss Wingfield, and M:6 James, of Caerhun Hall. Mr and Mrs berte, who received numerous and beautiful pre- sents, left for Liverpool later in the day.
All men of military age in the South Wales tinplate trade are being called up for either mill tary, naval, or industrial service. While the doer m?n wiU be retained in the tinpLate trade f )r work chiefly on Government orders, others wiil be transferred to uteel works, where increasing num- bers of men are required.
METHODIST MINISTERS AND I THEIR RAILWAY FARES
METHODIST MINISTERS AND I THEIR RAILWAY FARES. MONTHLY MEETING AT LLANDUDNO. I Tho Monthly Meeting of the Vale of Conway Calvimisitio Methodists was held at Siloh C. M. Chapel, Llandudno, on Wednesday. Mr Edward Cale.pe.L Uwi d ticb io, on W i 7 ty? !Lnbil ein ?ey. Williams, of Colwyn Bay, the retiring president, presided at the outset, the ohair being after- wards taken by the new President (tJOO Rev. O. J. Griffith, B.A., of Dolwydktelien). The pro- ceeding's were opened with a. Coonmunion Con- ference, conducted by the Rev. 0. Gaaanydd Williams, assisted by other ministers. At the business meeting new rides were ad- opted with regard to the lending of money from the oonnexLonal funds without interest. Upon the motion of the Rev. Richard Wil- hiams, Glan Conwav, it was decided to potitilon the Board of Trade with a. view to having minis- ters exempted from paying the extra 50 per oent. on railway fares, on the ground that they were doing work of national importance. At the afternoon meeting addresses were given by the Local oh-uirch officials on the ruetary of the CJalviniatic Mediod.,at cause at Ll&nd'udno.
RHEUMATISM-KIDNEY TROUBLE. FREE, TREATMENT. Rheumatism is due to uric acid crystals in the joints and muscles, the result of excessive uric acid in the system that the kidneys failed to remove as nature intended, and this acid is also tho cause of backache, lumbago, sciatica, gout, urinary trouble,, stone, gravel, dropsy. To prove Estora Tablets are the successful treatment for such complaints ono full box of forty Tablets will be sent to readers of the North Wales Chronicle on receipt of this notice and 3d in stamps to cover postage, packing, etc. Estora Tablets-an honest remedy at an honest price, 18 3d per box of 40 tablets or 6 boxes for 6s 9d. All chemists. For full box sample address Estora Co., 132, Charing Cross-road, London, W.C. Agents: Hamilton and Jones, Chemists, Market-place. Bangor.
Mr Hera-y Radclnffe, of Druidetone, has sent, through Mr D. Lleufcr Thomas and Principal Robeirts, a cheque for P,500 towards the building fund of the National Library of Wales. Miss Anne Slight, who has died at Southamp- ton at the age of ninety, was Six John Jellicoe's old nurye, and -was frequently visited by him.
NORTH WALES COUNTIES I I ASYLUM
| NORTH WALES COUNTIES I ASYLUM. I BOARDING PATIENTS IN WORKHOUSES. I MEMBERS DEMAND REDUCED RAILWAY FARES. IFrom Our Own Beporter)• V The quarterly meeting of the Committee of Visitors to th North Walee Counties Lunatic AsyLum was held at Denbigh on Monday, Mr Thomas Williams (Anglesey) ^presiding. Tho other members present were: For Denbighshire, Dr. David LLoyd, Messrs A. 0. Evans, Bennett Jones, John Robeirts, and A. Seymour Jones; for Flintshire, Messrs F. J. Gainlin and Joseph Jones; for Anglesey Dr. Thomas Jones and Mr Hugh Thomas; for Carnarvonshire, Messrs J. R. Hughes, J. Jones-Morria, Maurice Jones, and T. W. Griffith; for Merionethshire, Mr k D. p i F*and for the subscribers, Messrs William Parry Robert Hughes, J. A. Chadwick, and J. H. EUia. with the Medical Superintendent (Dr. Frank Jones), and the Clerk and Steward (Mr Wm. Barker). I POPULATION OF THE INSTITUTION. The numoer of patients on the books of the Asylum was stated to be 1043 (66 private, and 977 paupor patients). Apportioned between the various counties in Union, the figures are as folIow-Denbigh, 289, under quota 8; Flint, 217, over quota 27; Anglesey, 113, over quotA 8; Carnarvon, 247, under quota 9; Merioneth, 108, over quota 18. Three in addition are out county patients. I INCREASED COST OF MAINTENANCE. The cost of maintenance for the current quarter was stated to be 125 6d per head per week, as agaihs^ 10s llid for the corresponding period of last year. The expenditure for the quarter ended December 31st was E574 17s lOd in excess over inoorne, due to the dilatoriness of the Coun- ties and Poor Law Unions in paving their quota. I NEW TRUSTEES. Messrs J. R. Hughes (Carnarvon), Wm. Parry (Denbigh), and Maurice Jones (PwUheH) were appointed additional tru&t?cs to the Abt?tt Fund; and Messrs E. A. Foulkes (Denbigh), Thomas Williams (Llanerchymedd), and T. W. Griffith (Llandudno) to the "Robert Jones Fund." I THE BOARDING-OUT OF PATIENTS. The question of utilising the Valley (Holyhead) and LLanfylkn Workhouses came up for considera- tion. It was stated thatin regard to the former the matter was at present in abeyance. As to IJanfyllin the Lunacy Commissioners had certi- fied it aa unsuitable for the object in view, but the Asylum Authority, supported by the views of their medical superintendent, entirely dissented. They were of opinion that an expenditure of £250 probably would make the workhouse quite suitable for the reception of feeble-minded in- mates of the Asylum. It was decided to forward a special leport of the medical superintendent to the Commis- sioners. I RISKS OF A DEPLETED srAFF. A resolution was unanimously adopted express- ing disappointment as to the unfavourable result of the medical superintendent's interview with the Board of Control respecting the exemption of male attendants at the Asylum from military service, feeling that the institution must suffer from the further depletion of staff. The com- mittee also dissociated themselves from all re- sponsibility in the event of an untoward occur- rence owing to such depletion, and again asked the Board to reconsider its decision. It was stated that a male ward in the Asylum, containing 72 patients, was now under the charge of four female nurses, this arrangement having to be adopted in consequence of the de- pletion of staff. Mr Gamlin (Rhyl) strongly deprecated this course, saying that a criminnl assault might be committed at any moment on one of the nurses, and her life placed in danger. There should at least be one male attendant in the ward. The Medioal Superintendent explained that the ward in question contained specially selected eases-of patienfe who were not likelv to break out in the way suggested by Mr l; amfin. More- over, the influence of a female attendant op Asylum patients was usually greater than that of a male (laughter). He had adopted the courso of placing a male ward in charge of females much against his personal inclination, but such a course was inevitable. Moreover it had been adopted in England and Scotland years ago. The matter then dropped. I IN THE INTERESTS OF ECONOMY. After some discussion it was decided to form a small committee representative of all the coun- ties and the subscribers to meet twice in every three months, and to report their deliberations to the Committee of Management at their quarter- ly meeting. This course was adopted in the interest ot economy by doing awav with the necessity of all tie members of the authority meetine: once monthly at Denbigh. I I _n- RAILWAY FARES. A resolution was unanimously adopted in favour of making a representation to the Board of Control urging that members of AsN, I uin Administrative Bodies should be allowed to travel when attending to public duties at the old rail- way fares. Members dec'.I. I that they feel strongly on this question, stui' r that unless this concession were made, they \>-juId be unable to give the same time and attention to the-work in future as they did in the paet.
IDYSPEPTICS SHOULD AVOID DRUGS AND MEDICINES
I DYSPEPTICS SHOULD AVOID DRUGS AND MEDICINES I TRY A LITTLE MAGNESIA INSTEAD. Some people in&tinotively shut their eyes to danigei'j and it may be that instinct, or custom, or habit causes dyspeptics to talce drugs, patent foods and medicines, artificial digestants, etc. But closing the eyes does not banish the danger, and it is certain that rteiither drugs nor medicines possess the power to destroy the acid in the stomach, which is the underlying cause of mt forms of indigestion and dyspepsia. They may give temporary relief, but ever-increasing quaiir tities must be taken, and all the time the acid remains ae dangerous as over. Physicians know this, and that is why the usual advice now given to sufferers from digestive and stomach trouble is, Just get some bisurated magnesia from your chemist and take half a tea spoonful in a little water immediately after every meal. This will instantly neutralise the acid and stop all food fermerytatioti, thus enabling you to enjoy Tieanty meals without experiencing the least piiin or unpleasantness afterwards." Many of our readers will welcome this advice, and as the bisurated magnesia is obtainable locally of J. Bowein, 157, High-street; Meshach Roberts and Co., 301, High-street; and R. A. Evans. The Pharmacy, Port Dinorwic, there should be no difficulty in giving the preparation the thorough trial it deserves, »
I BANK PROFITS. I ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE L.C. AND M. The directors of the London Olty and Mid- land Bank. Limited, report that the profits for the year ending December 31tst, last amount to £1,636,969, which with E113,597 brought for- wurd makes for appropriation £1,750.566 as fol- low: For payment of salaries to memm.rs of the staff who arc engaged with His Majesty's Forces and bonus to others, 9207,606; to writmg do';]l investments. £ 632,501; to payment of divi- dends for the year 1916 at the raite of 10 per cent, per annum, lots income tax. £ 666,920; and carry forward EAS,5, 3,9 Tlic- dividend was at tho same raw for 1915 with appropriations t692,860, and carry forward £ 113.597. Deposits at Decem- ber 31st .'■mouiated to £ 174,620.724; cash m hand and at Bank of England, £ 47,973,686^-27.4 per cent.
RAILWAYMANS DEATH IN CANADA
RAILWAYMAN'S DEATH IN CANADA. The death is announced from Winnipeg-of Mr James Edward Burgees, youngest son of Mr J. Burgess, assistant store superintendent on the Cainorian Railways at Oswestry. Aged 26, the deceased, prior to proceeding to Canada in 191Z, filled positions on tho Great Western Rail- way at Ruabon, Corwen, Gobowen, Oswestry, and in the Divisional Superintendent's offioo at CheEtr, igning the latter poet to become assistant chief clerk to the Vice-President and General Manager of the Canadian Pacific Ra.il- way at Winnipeg.
The death occurred on Sunday of the Rev. J. C. Jones, M.A., of Spalding, the oldest Baptist minister, and probably the oldest Poor Low guar- dian, in his 94th year. "It takes twerxty years to make an expert engraver," said an applicant at the London local Tribunal, on Monday, appealing for a fnan who wtgmves plates for Treasury bill.,
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i UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN WALES
i UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN WALES- FURTHER SITTINGS OF ROYAL COMMISSION The Royal Commission on University Edu< tion in Wales held further sittings for the lieg ing of evidence on January 11th and 12th, t tlie offices of the Board of Education, and t( following witnesses were heard On behalf of the National Museum of Waig Dr. William Evans Hoy to Dr. G. A. Stephens (evidence coneernij the proposed development of Swansea Technic College). of Carnarvon,- I iire Local E d ue-atic, On behalf of Carnarvonshire Local Educatir Authority: Principal D. R. Harris and Mr ft. Gwyneckkm Davies. On behalf of No.rth Wales Counties' Trainit College Committee: Principal D. R. Harris. Oil behalf of the Appointments Board foi Wales: Mr R. Silyn Roberts. On behalf of Anglesey Local Education Authority: Mr S. J. Evans and Mr Walter 04 J ones. On behalf of Monmouthshire Local Education Authority-. Mr Ivor B. John.
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VAN AGED ASYLUM INMATEI
.V AN AGED ASYLUM INMATE I EXTRAORDINARY CASE FROM i ANGLESEY. ALLEGATIONS OF IN HUMAN TREATMENT. GOVERNMENT INQUIRY DEMANDED. (By Our Oicn Reporter.) At the quarterly meeting of the North Wales Asylum, held at Denbigh on Monday, Mr J. Jones Morris (Carnarvonshire) initiated all im- portant discussion on what the Committee of Visi- tors considered to be & grave public grievance. Mr Jones Morris called attention to the case of an old lady 83 years of age, who had been admitted to the Asylum as a pauper patient from iihe Lianarehymedu Workhouse, Anglesey. He iiad repeatedly spoken of the inadvinability of removing pataeotA3 of ripe old age to an institu- tion like the Asylum unless there were really very serious grounds for taking such an action (hear, hear). He had taken upon himself to ■uake enquiries in this particular cuee, and from the result of those enquiries, he must say that the old lady had been treated at the hands of somebody in the most inhuman manner. He used the word inhuman" advisedly. The old iady had resided at the Llanerchymedd Union Workhouse for some time. The workhouse in question waa fully staffed, although them were only twelve patiente in residence there. That being the case, there was ample room for a patient like the one now referred to. The oertifi- ate of removal stated that the old lady waa in good bodily liealdi, and the certifying magistrate gave as the ground of her removal, "She did ikot know me when I examined her, and TOOK ME FOR A PARSON" I laughter). The magistrate in question might tULve a personal resemblance to a parson, but carely that was not a sufficient ground for the removal cf the old lady to the Asylum (hear, Ae&r ). Dr. David Lloyd (Denbigh) 6a.id Mr Jorwe Morris must be quoting from a medical certifi- cate, and not a magisterial one. Mr Jones-Morris: It ie signed "Michael flugnee." Is he a doctor? The Chairman (Mr Thomas Williams, Llan- i-rchcdd): Yes. Mr Jones-Morris said that did not alter the oir- oumstances much. He had also ascertained who the magistrate was that certified the old lady for removal to the Asylum. Anyhow the doctor stated that from information he received from :¡h.e matron of the workhouse, she (the patient) makes a noise at night." But surely that was :ot a sufficient reason for certifying a person its insane The inquiri es h8 had made from •era-ens acquainted with the case 3boweid that three justices in Anglesey had refused to certify h.a.t she was insane. He did not know whether she gentleman who signed the certificate of re- U1e', pI was a permanent magistrate or not, but La any case, he happened to be the chairman of .he Llanerchymedd Board of Guardians. It waa he who signed the document (" Shajne"). It was a most unheard-of case. Three justices in Anglesey who knew the old lady, had seen, heard, and spoken to her, had declined to certify her 44 a proper person for removal to an asylum. It must be beyond anybody's comprehension why chairman oi a Board of Guardians should do so (hear, hear). He (Mr Jones-Morris) had often stated publicly that union officials really took too ittie trouble with cases of this kind. What the opinion of the medical superintendent of the Asyium was in regard to this case he did not know. It might be a genuine case for treatment the Asylum, or a fair and proper -case for ,-are and attention in the workhoaee. He there- fore thought it the duty of the committee to enquire whether the person in question and all similar cazeis ought to be treated in workhouses and not in an institution like the Asylum (hear, lear). It was for the medical superintendent- to state whether it was a fair and square case for removal to- Denbigh, or one to be subjected to further treatment at the hands of the work- house authority in Anglesey. Let the'-committee riot forget the fact that the old Lady was 83 vears of age. Possibly few members of that ■omrmttee would be as strong mentally as the ,)Id lady at 1fr time of lif-e,, but it would grieve -lic, m to t.hisik they would be liable to be re- novfd to a lunatic asylum simply if they showed what was a natural tendency of old age (hear, near). It was a moat serious course for the oh airman of the Llanerchymedd Guardians to take upon himself to certify this old lady as in- sane. He believed lie was right in stating that one of the union officials feit strongly at the removal of Mrs Frvtherch to the Asylum (hear, hear). A CURIOUS FACT. I I I 1 Mr Seymour Jones (W rex nam J called attention Jo what he considered a curious fact as bearing on the case. There were on the list before the aonjftittee that day three eases from Anglesey of persons between 71 and 72 years of age in he Asylum, and they were not starred as likely to recover. He quite agreed with Mr Jones- Morris that people having attained the age of three score and ten years snoaid have the ecrious ijonsidcration of the authorities before removal. to an Asylum (hear, hear). The Medical Superintendent (Dr. Frank Jones), on being asked his opinion on the matter, said tie ca.,e in question was one of old age insanity, ,)r senile dementia. It was quite wrong to bring the woman all the way to Denbigh (hear, hear), rhe old lady had come there to die undoubtedly —removed trom heir re latives, who would have » tx) bear heavy expenses to visit her, and still more to arrange the funeral. The woman was a favourite in the Asylum, and was not offensive m any fllc hail the habit of kissing other people's hands. She wu-s also a little noisy, and :t was certainly not a cas-e that should be left itlonie in any way, not even in a workhouse or t her own cottage. All she required was a little attention. She wes too old to be a danger to anybody else, and he must agree that it was the most hard and inhuman thing to bring her to the Asylum. The staff at Denbigh could do nothing for her, and what they could do could be equally well done for her in the workhouse (hear, hear). Mr S. Maurice Jones: la it in your power to discharge her as i*>corered, and send her home? The Medical Superintendent: That would look rery much like retaliation, but she is not strong enough to undertake the journey. Mr Maurice Jones: If you find that there are arsons brought here not insane have you not the right to refuse them admission? I The Medical Superintendent: I have to re- ceive them according to law and keep them here under observation long enough to convince me that they are not. In that case, they are dis- charged," but you could never judge a czae from one interview. Mr Maurice J P-e asked wliether not to long age "hc-y had in that institution the case of a Tealthy irau from Carnarvon, who had been sent ;.0 the Asylum as a pauper patient, because it -vas so much easier to get him admitted ae a pauper than as a private patient. Such a course, nppaiently, hrd been adapted by somebody in order to stve trouble. Of coarae the case of the old lady from Llanerchymedd was not on all foun with the Carnarvon man. DEMAND FOR GOVERNMENT INQUIRY. t Mr Gamlin, Rhyl, said it was quite right to comment on the genera! tendency to send cer- tain eases to the Asylum, and they had now t.%in ea,%(" to the ￼ k sy, before them a concrete instance. He thought an important tribunal should enquire into it. lite Board of Control exercised supervision over Aavium Authorities, and the Local Government Board over Guiidia-is of the poor. Theee would be impartial tribunals, and he moved that they be requested to investigate the caae now under notice. When an old lady of 83 yearn of age was ;ient 60 mik- through inctement weather to an Asylum, apparently without apparent cause, an inquiry should certainly follow. Mr JoMa Morris said he raised the question oa a warning to pubiic officials, who were too apt to send pctients like Mrs Prythercli to the Asylum. It was well known that the coet of maintenance in the Asylum was far greater than in workhouses, a;Mi, tii^refore, ail cases not actu- ally requiring Asylum treatment should be kept out of the institution (hear, hear). He seconded Mr Gamlin's proposition, but he thought they should also pass another resolution asking Boards )f Guardians to exercise more discretion in send- ing patients of that particular class to Asylums; in other worde, to re-tain them at home unless tihey had special grounds for certifying them as proper for Asylum treatment (hear, heer). Mr A. 0. Evans, Denbigh, said he would £ o further. Mr J o Morrie, in a sense, suggested Union officials should be censured, but it thould be borne in mind that without tfee