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The opinions of Mr Stuart Rendel, M.P., and a letter from the pen of Mr Pugh, M.P., a -on Mr Rendel's opinions, in regard to the College, are published in this week's issue of the Observer. The laxity of discipline which the late master "of our union workhouse had latterly allowed to exist among the inmates has had a bad effect upon adults and children, and the new master is finding his office not to be by any means a sinecure. At a meeting of guardians on Monday, the house committee reported that they had ordered three of the lads to be birched for offences closely borderingon insub- ordination. They bad, Fenian like, joined together in solemn compact with the express intention of disregarding all authority, on the giound that "they did not want a new master." There are many who would prefer to shirk all discipline, but still a little wholesome punish- ment soon brings them to more tractable be- havioui, a result which the rod will peremp- 1 torily secure among these youngsters. Another difficulty the master bad to deal with was the habit which had too long been allowed of al- lowing the older people to leave the house and roam about the town at their own sweet will, without leave. It is not desirable that paupers should have any reason for entertaining the suspicion that the house is a prison but those who have seen, as we have frequently, old men and old women, aye, and young women, return. ing to the workhouse in a stite of intoxication, will agree that some constraint should be put upon such characters. There are others again upon whom any hard and fast line will be a hardship, as they never abuse the privilege and the pleasure which an occasional visit to some of their friends must be. The master and matron will do well to be careful and discreet in carrying out this rule, otherwise they may do much to hinder the policy which the board is acting upon, viz., to get all aged and isolated paupers into the house, where they are much more comfortable than they can possibly be on a miserable pittance of two or three shillings a week.

LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS.

CARMARTHEN.

------MR. STUART RENDEL, MP.,…

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