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AGED COUPLES IN THE MERTHYR WORKHOUSE. At the Saturday meeting of the Merthyr Guardians, the Master (Mr. Pearcey) reported that there was only one couple in tho workhouse both of whose ages were over 60 years. There was another couple in which case the husband was 62 and the wife 32 years of age,.—Mr. Joseph Owen, in accordance with notice, moved that provision bo made for old couples over 60 years of age. to live together instead of being separ- ated. He pointed out that at the Llanelly, Swansea, and Cardiff workhouses provision had been made for tlie.-e old couples to end their days together. Ho thought it was very hard that old couples who had lived together for many years should be separated in their old age. He thought it would be far better for them to live together in comfort, and he hoped tho Guardians would see their way clear to refer the matter to a committee to see what provision could bo made to accommodate these old people.—Mrs. Emma Williams seconded, and said she thought that to separate old people was contrary to the Law of God and the law of the land.—Mr. Evan Lewis said that at Cardiff several old couples were allowed to live in c-ottago homes, and he would liko to see the same thing done in Merthyr. Somo time ago a similar motion was adopted by the Carmarthen Guardians, but when the old couples were told that they might live together they said, No thank you, we have had quite enough of one another before we came here" (laughter).—Rev. Canon Wade also supported, and said that this matter had not been taken up by the Guardians formerly for the want of knowledge, more than for want of humanity or from any desire to treat the old couples unfairly. He had formerly gone amongst tho poor in Swansea in bis ministerial capacity and he found that the aged couples were living together in comfort, and he hoped that the same thing would be done in the Merthyr Union.— Mr. David Davies (Aberdare) said be quite agreed with the motion, but he thought that in the present overcrowded state of the workhouse it would be somewhat difficult to make provision for the old couples to live together. He thought it would be a good idea for the Guardians to rent some suitable cottages in which these poor people could live together.—The Chairman said that as far as that Board was concerned this matter was more a question of theory than practice. It was quite an exceptional thing for them to have an old married couple in the workhouse, and when a similar motion was introduced some years ago it was then found that there was only one old couple :n the house.—Mr. Joseph Owen said he thought the expense of renting cottages or building extra rooms would bo too great, and for the present he thought they might make provision for the one couple in the house- without entailing any great outlay.—The motion was then carried unanimously, and the matter was referred to th8 Infirmary Com- mittee.

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