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Conway Board of Guardians. A WORKING; CLASS MOVEMENT. TIIE CRUSADE AGAINST CONSUMPTION. Friday's meeting of the Conway Guardians was attended by Mr. Wm. Williams (Chair- man), Mrs. Barrow Williams, Mrs. B. C. Jones, Miss Champneys, Rev. John Ray- mond, Messrs. Hugh Owen, J. W. Ravnes, Rogers Jones, David Jones, T, Williams, Edward Williams, Edward Jones, J. T. Tay- lor, John Williams (Conway), J. Doweil, W7. Wilkinson, O. W. Roberts, W. F. Jones, Thos. Roberts, Richard Jones and Owen Williams with the Clerk (Mr. T. E. Parry), the Assistant Clerk (Mr. J. W. Post) and other officials. A MEMBER'S INDISPOSITION. At the outset, the Chairman referred in feeling terms to ihe serious illness of Mr. A. J. Oldman, one of the members for LLan- rhos, who he said was still in a very weak state. He moved a vote of sympathy with Mr Oidman, and expressed a hope that he would speedily recover. The motion was unanimously agieed to. THE KING EDW ARD MEMORIAL. The Chairman reported th it, acting on behaL of the Board, he hdd attended the conference held recently at Denbigh with re- gard to the national memorial to King Edward VII., being accompanied by Mr. William Davies and Mr. Rogers Jones (who represented the GLan Conway Parish Coun- cil). He was glad to say that the meeting proved an excellent one, and he for one was considerably better versed after it than he was before he went there respecting the ex. tent and cause of consumption. He had also been to a similar meeting at Carnarvon, where Mr. Hugh Owen also attended on behalf of the Conway Rural District Coun- cil. There again the scheme was well ex- plained by :ts advocates. Subsequently he attended a Committee meeting at Chester, where it had been resolved to ask all Urban and Ruia1 District Councils and other bodies to take steps at as early a date as possible to promote public meetings with the object of furthering the movement in every part ol the country. It was suggested that lec- turers and speilker be invited to explain the object of the schen.e at the meetings and that local hon. secretaries and collectors be appointed to co-operate with the general Executive Committee. Out of the whole sum of (300,000 proposed to complete the scheme over one half had been already collected or promised, no less than Z40,000 being at present out on interest, so that it "-ould be seen the work was really well in h.and. (Hear, hear.) He was in full sym- pathy with the movement, feeling convinced it would prove a boon and a blessing to Wales. (Hear, hear.) He therefore moved: That this Board heartily approves the pro- posal to raise a memorial to the late King Edward VII., and that such a memorial shall take the form of a movement to stamp out and prevent as far as possible the damage caused by consumption in Wales and Monmouthshire, and undertake to give it our strongest sii,ppo-t." (Hear, hear.; He hoped the Board would give it their unani- mous support. It was reported that Car- narvonshire and one of the South Wales counties were the blackest spots in the Principality with respect to consumption, and they should therefore do all they could to forward the scheme. One noteworthy feature of the undertaking that all the work secretarial, collecting, £ c., was voluntarily rendered, so that there was no great expense in connection with its initiation. He under- stood that Colwyn Bay had already taken up the matter in Denbighshire, and he wished their efforts every success. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Wm. Davies (Colwvn Bay) seconded, and said that was one of the most important public movements ever brought before the Welsh people, and he felt certain it would prove of very great advantage, particularly to the poo/or section of the community. The primary object was to educate the people, and it was a great satisfaction to know that there was no danger of wasting the money collected upon unnecessarily large or ornate buildings. (Hear, hear.) It was a memorial after their late King's heart, and though he did not possess much money to swell the fund, he promised to do all in his power in the way of personal service to help forward the scheme. (Hear, hear.) It was, if ever there was one, a movement deserving the cordia.1 support of every Christian. (Applause.) He was glad to say that on the previous day they had decided at Colwyn Bay that the Chairman of the Urban District Council should convene a public meeting on the matter at once. Mr Rogers Jpnes, in supporting the motion, said he could not altogether support all that wis said in connection with the movement, more especially with reference to the position held by North Wales in regard to the large pencentage of deaths from tuberculosis. They were told that Carnar- vonshire was one of the blackest spots on ehe map in that respect. They should take in consideration the fact that Wales was the dumping ground of tuberculous patients from England and other parts of the King- dom. (Hear, hear.) They were sent to Wales because it was a healthy country. They took houses, and after becoming resi- dents, they were registered after their death against Wales on the tuberoulosis chart. (Hear, hear.) There were in their own im- mediate neighbourhood large sanatoria. in- stituted for the benefit of English patients from the Midlands and elsewhereâat Llan- faufechan, Dwygyfylchi, two or three round the Llandudno Junction and Llandudno dis- trictsâand the deaths that took place 'n them were registered more often than not against Wales when as a matter of fact they were not Wrelsh cases at all. It was not a good ac) ve i -,Iwnit--it for North Wales to have the figures on that question so freely circulated as they had of late. The Railway Company ard various advertising Associations were spending thousands of pounds in booming the claims of North Wales as a health resort and he thought much of the beneficial work accomplished in that way would prove fruit- less if too much fuss were made about the extent of the consumption ravages in this part of the country. Nevertheless, he was quite in sympathy with the memorial scheme, and so far as he was able would help it along. <Hear, hear.) Mr. 0. \V. Roberts, who "strongly sup- ported the movement, agreed with Mr. Rogers Jones that it was undeniable to pub- lish too freely plarmist reports about that matter. Mr. Hugh Oven and Mr. J. W. Raynes also supported, the latter remarking that he did not altogether agree with what had been said by Mr. Rogers Jones, because North Wales was far from immune from that dread disease, even thougn imported cases were altogether excluded. (Hear, heoT.) In the mining and quarrying districts they found it only too prevalent amongst the working (..lasses. He believed that that fact was very largely due to the habits of the people. Men went to work, got wet, went home, changed into dry clothes but resumed work on the following day again in their wet working clothes. (Hear, be Lr., The colds that followed that practice naturally led to con- sumption Then again people never opened their windows and gave no opportunity for the ingress of healthy fresh air. He be- lieved the statistics 'or the visiters at the homes referred to by Mr. Rogers Jones were kept apart. If should be particularly em- phasised that the new scheme was for the \vorking class people who could not help themselves. The housing question had of course a great deal to do with the existing state of things, and the sooner the better the houses of the working people were put into sanitary, habitable conditions. (Applause.) He meant to give all the help he possibly <OU,ID m nis own parish to further the scheme (Applause.) The motion was cordially and unanimous- ly agreed to. THE TRAMP NUISANCE. A special Committee had been deputed to prepare a report upon the best method of dealing with the tramp problem having special regard for the powers of the Board under the Casual Order of 1882. The Com- mittee now press itect the following sugges- tions, all of which were approved almost without comment, the Committee being asked to consider the be-t means of carrying out the recommendations: â 11) Baths: That sufficient bathing facili- ties be provided in accordance with Article 6 of the Order. (2) Discharge That the Board carry out Article o, viz. To detain casuals until 9 a.m. of the second day following admit- tance, and those admitted on more than one occasion during one month shall not be en- titled to discharge before 9 a.m. on the fourth day afte" admittance (Sunday not in- cluded). (3) That the foregoing Regulations shall not apply to ;he genuine work-seeker, and that the Master uses his own discretion as to who are such. That this shall come within the Riecininsi of the "Special Circumstances" as metioned in Articles 9 (21 of the Order. (4) Task of Work That the task of work be the full amount provided in the order, viz. One night, 4 cwts more than one night, 13 cwts per day. (51 That it be desirable that separate cells or compartments be provided for sleeping. OUT-RELIEF ADMINISTRATION. The Clerk's report on the Local Govern- ment Board's '.ircular letter with respect to the administration of out-reli?f and the con- clusions of the relief Committees, the full text of which has bean already published in these columns, were again submitted, and with one or two amendments of an unim- portant character the various recommenda- oi tions were agreed to.

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