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NEWPORT.

SWANSEA.

BHYNMA WR.

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BLAENAVON.

BRITON FERRY.

BRIDGEND.

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CHEPSTOW.

DIN AS ISHAF.

FERRYSIDE.

LIANDILO.

MOUNTAIN ASH.

ATAESTEG.

MONMOUTH.

MEKTHYR.

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PONTYPRIDD.

ST. CLEAR'S.

TALGARTH.

TENBY.

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LLANDAFF.

NEWPORT.

SWANSEA.

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CARDIFF BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The weekly meeting of the Cardiff Board of Guardians was held on Saturday, under the presi- dency of Alderman C. W. David.-The Master of the Workhouse reported 31 admissions, 28 dis- charges, and one death, leaving 495 in the house, a comparative increase of 12; 64 vagrants had been relieved, as against 35 during the corresponding week of last year. The Master of the Ely Schools reported no admis- sion, five discharges, and one death, leaving 193 in the schools, a comparative decrease of 21. The number now in the school was smaller than it had been for some years. Mr. Ollivant was stated to have presented some toys to the children, and he was accorded a vote of thanks for his kindness.— It was stated that a total of 2,654 paupers had received out-door relief at a cost of £ 270 18s. 7d. The figures during the corresponding week last year were 2,659, and JE269 6s. 3d.—A letter from Dr. E. T. Davies, medical officer at Cow- bridge, was read with respect to James Barry, who had been alleged to be in a state of starvation. It was set forth that there were no signs of starva- tion, but the lad had had nothing to eat but bread. There was no food in the house except a piece of mildewed bread and two potatoes. The house was no:, fit for a beast, to live in. No vermin were found on Lhe lad or on his clothes, but the house and bed were in a filthy condition, audit was recommended that he should be removed to the Workhouse, as if he were allowed to remnir. under ex- istingcircuuistanceshis health would be endangered. As it was he was a cripple. After a discussion it was resolved, on the motion ot Mr. O. H. Jones. that the matter should be allowed to remain over a week, as the father promised to do better in fut ure, the relieving-officer to make a visit in the meantime and report to the board at their next, meeting whether any alteration had been effected. —A motion by Mr. Adams, seconded hy Dr. Lewis, that the Ruml Sanitary Authority should be written to by Mr. Stephenson, the clerk, as to the state of the premises was adopted.—The Finance Com- mittee's report called attention to the fact that Elizabeth Cooper, an unsettled pauper, and her child, now being dealt with by the Metropolitan authorities, but at the expense of the Cardiff Union, were involving considerable outlay. The family had cost the union, it appeared, ig 15s. during the past three months, and the child was being treated for scrofula, at Margate, at a cost of lis. per week. —On the motion of Mr. Jacobs, seconded bv Mr. Plain, the report, which also contained reference to the desirability of the relieving-officer at Pen- tyrch giving more strict attention to the atten- dance of school children, and the increase of the cost of gas at the workhouse, was adopted, with the decision that the paupers referred to are to be brought from London to Cardiff.—The report of the Visiting Committee was read by Mr. Stephen- son as follows That the master's requisition for goods and work be allowed, including the employment of a painter at wages not nxceediiig hOs. per week, t.itl the next meeting of the committee. 1'iie details plans of foul and infectious wards at the Kefuge, to replace condemned wooden buildings, prepared by the architecis in accordance with approved sketch plan, were referred b ick to the sub- committee with instructions to consider whether the existing requirements may not be met by the construc- tion of a portion of the proposed building now, deferring the remainder until necessity shall arise. The com- mittee, having considered the Casual Poor Act, 188 £ and the order of the Local Government Board issued under its provisions, whereby all casual paupers (vagrants) are to be detained until nine o'clock on the ¡ second day after admission, recommend that the Act, lit; earned out in its entirety, and that the task of work be fixed at the maximum prescribed by the order. With reference to t,he chaplain's application Tor au increase of salary, they directed the clerk to xnake inquiries as to the remuneration piid to the chaplains in other unions of a simitar character to tnis, to be laid before their next meeting. The Chairman referred to the desirability of abridging tiie outlay in the building of infectious waid?, as lie had heard that the total cost would be for the buildings j62 500, and with furniture over £ 3,000. Taking into consideration the large amount which they had been spending, he thought the suggestion of the committee ought to be adopted, especially as the new building, as a whole, would provide for 28 beds, whereas they only had 26 hitherto. He moved the adoption of the report, but Mr. O. H. Jones, believing that if the Casual Poor Act referred to was put in force in its entirety it would have the effect of increasing the work- house expenses, moved an amendment to that clause in the report, which Dr. Paine seconded. r" course of subsequent discussion Mr. Bircham, i jor-law inspector, explained that the Act enabled the guardians to authorise the master to discharge as well as to detain paupers at his disc-etion, and Mr. O. H. Jenes withdrew his amendment. The resolution was then passed, and it was resolved that the porter should be appointed assistant re- lieving officer to assist in carrying out the work entailed b}' the Act.—It was also resolved, on the motion of he chairman, to communicate with the Court of Quarter Sessions as to the desirability of police co-operatioo being secured in dealing with tramps. Other Boards of Guardians in the county were to be asked to join Cardiff in this movement, which several members thought would benefit the ratepayers if carried out.-This was all the business.

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