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I Llaiidilo Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of this board was held on Saturday last. Those present were Mr Henry Herbert (chairman), Mr W. Griffiths (vice- chairman), Major Thomas, and Messrs D Davies, John Harris, J Griffiths, T Reee, D W Lewis, James Rees, W Jones (Ammanford), W Jones (Grove Hill), Caleb Thomas, J L Williams, D Morris, D Jones (Briskin), D Gwynne, D Watkins. Roderick James, R Dayies, W Davies, J Evans, W Thomas, T Davies, and W Lewis (GroDgar). MASTER'S REPORT. The master's report stated that the number of inmnt-es in th? hous-s was 11, against 38 in the corresponding period of hiit. year. Vagrants to the number of la6 visited the house in the fortnight, compared with 85 in the corresponding fortnight of last year. Services had been hold by the Revs D B Jones (Congrogationalist), and John Davies (C.M.). The master and matron applied for and received permission to ¡;ive the inmates a special tea party, and for the permission tho master expressed his thanks.—Mr D Morris reported visiting the houso and finding everything satisfactory. THE GUARDIANS GETTING GENEROUS. An application was mado by a late inmate of the workhouse for a gratuity of 10s for services rendered in nursing. k*cc. The rigidity of the Poor Law and of the orders of the Local Government Board prohibited the request from being granted and the case was thought a deserving one, on the suggestion of Mr J Itces, a collection was made and the sum of 118 subscribed between 25 Guardians. The applicant was then called in, and thanked them oue and all. lie did not know soms of the Guardians, or he would never have aeed that or(i all."—The board received the consent of the Local Government Board to pay the Matron, Mr8 D M Thomas (/«« Miss Simon) the sum of JE2 for services rendered in attending the sick. THE COMPLAINT AGAINST A MEDICAL OFFICER. The Clerk said he had had a letter from Dr Lloyd, of Ammanford, relative to the complaint brought forward at the last meeting, and which was reported in the*e columns. In his reply Dr Lloyd said he had no doubt that the pauper referred to was James James, Cwmauimsn, who had been visited by him (Dr Llovd)* for many years. The great complaint that -James made was lhat] his friends would do nothing- for him. He did not live with his own family. lie (Dr Lloyd) had already advised the board that the man would be much better off in the workhouse. He (Dr Lloyd) had helped him many times out of his own pocket. On the particular morning mentioned in the letter from the Parish Council the messenger refused to wait until the surgery was.jopened Jones could have medicine during proper hours, and the hours were inserted on the labels affixed to medicine bottles. He (Dr Lloyd) had held office ] for 30 years, and no official complaint had cyer; reached him from the board.—Chairman I suppose the explanation is satisfactory—A Member Quite, to me.—Mr J L Williams I think it is a pity complaints should obtain circulation and publication as this happened t) do in the newspapers, when they are not exactly true, to say the least. It is hard on the officers and the board to be persecuted in this way, and I, for one, am sorry that the allegations came out against Dr Lloyd. It may injure him professionally,— Major Thomas: That is true. —Mr J L Williams Is the doctor obliged to pay for the carrwgo of the medicine—Mr W Jones (Ammanford) The explanation is taken as satisfactory. You had better leave it, where it is. RESIGNATION OF DR. W. T. DAVIES. Dc W T Davies, LlanegwaLl, tendered hi& resignation, and hoped the Council would liberate him on the 21st, as he had another appointment, and Dr Morris WIlS ready to take on tho work. An application to that effect was received from Dr Morris. —Mr Griffiths proposed, and Mr John Jones seconded, that the resignation of Dr "W T Davies be accepted, whilst Mr W Jones (Grove Hill) proposed, and Mr J L Williams seconded, that Dr Morris be appointed pre tern. Both motions were unanimously carried. RELIEVING OFFICER'S RETURNS The returns made by Mr D Davies, relieving officer for the north district, showed that during. the previous week the sum of £ 45 had been paid in outdoor relief for 300 paupers, against £ 43 IGs 6d in the corrcs^oadiog ween of lb;it year. NO NOTICE OF MOTION. Relative to a motion carried at the last meeting to pay Mrs Jonas, of Caregamman, the sum of £ 1 as compensation for damage to her fields in connection with the Board, the Chairman said he did not think any motion involving the expen- diture of money should te posBed without notice having been given. —Major Thomas said that previous applications by Mis Jones had been declined by the board, but as they were asking an additional favour of Mrs Jones, he thought it was riglit.-Chairmuu I think notice should be given.—Major Thomas You arc quite right.- Chairman I think you could have avoided the payment, but at the same time I don't object Mr W Griffiths (vicechairrnan) said that at the last meeting Mr J L Williams tried to pass other resolutions -Tho Chairman then pointed out moans of draining the portions of AmmanforJ complained of without interfering with Mrs Jones's property.Nir W Jones (Ammanford) said that Mrs Jonea wai; not satisfied with the offer of kL for the past year, but wanted the same amount for the past live years.— The Chairman said she gave it first of all without payment at all. The water must be turned somevi,here.Nir T Davies (Llan- sawel) Cannot you get a District Council of your own at Ainmanford (laughter).—Mr T Rees objected to the Ccuncil's time being taken up in discussing the subject. The committee ought to have settled it.—The Chairman, amidst laughter, that Mr T Rees that he had sat ou the committee. A THREATENED STRIKE. Mr J "Williams moved that tho resolution that had been passed a few weeks ago ordering the road men to get their diaries signed daily by a rate- payer should be rescinded. He thought that if they insisted on putting the resolution into force they would lose some of their best workmen. —Mr W Jones (Grove Hiil) begged to second he motion for several reasons. If they could not trust the men to do the work they might as well pay them off. They might depend upon it, if the men were not trusted, they would not do their work properly He had known a case where a workman had been on a road for three days, without seeing anyone, aud he would have had to walk more than a mile to get anyone to sign his diary. It was quite possible for a man to have his diary signed early in the morning, end afterwards leave off work. He thought from the commencement that the proposal was a iaobt ridiculous oue. He thought they had some of the best workmen in the county unl-r that Board. They were rsaliy good men, and could ba trusted. If they had one or two workmen who wanted watching, they should send them about their business.—Clerk I hare letters from four of the workmen saying if you carry out the rule they will resign.N-,r W Jones Quite right —Mr D W Lewis Our workman told me yesterday if we stick to the motion he would resign.—Mr J Rees: I begged to propose that the resolution stand.—Mr J L Williams Nonsense don't take up the time.- Mr Thomas Rees said that for the last 20 years such a resolution had been i.i force in Llansawel, and he was certain that that Highway Board was quite as sensible as that Board. He did not doulit but that they had honest workmen, but were they all honest r—Major Thomas sscondtd. -Mr D Jones could not understand Mr W Jones believing the men were houcet, aud yet arguing a lie did. It was not the good men they doubted. The Local Government Board watched them. and why should the workmen object to be watched,—Mr W Jones, in reply, said that if they enforced the order they would make honest men dishonet5t.NLir T Rees: Nonsense nonsense Mr W Jones was quite sure if Mr D Jones was watched he would feel it would be a leflection on his character, and would I do less work-Mr S Davies (Llansawel) said the resignation of the men were nothing but threatti The system worked splendidly in Llansawel. They found they had plenty of chances of signing the 1 diaries, and he could not understand the complain I that in the more populous district the ODaortunitief were fewer for 6igniug them. For a man to be for three days without eeeiny anyone, ho might as well have been like John of old iu the iste of Patmos (loud laughter). lIe would like to see the resolution go further, and say that the Surveyor should also carry a diary. They were too lenient. They did not wish, at the same tima, to te uujust to the workmen —Mr W Griffiths supported the motion. Thoy were only treating the workmen as they as business men, treated their own employees. Mr Davies, Llanegwad, asked if anyone hud a right to bign the diaries other than ratepayers ;—The answer waa iu the negativo.—Mr Daviea said it was done.—Mr J Rees, referring to his own district, said it was nonsense to expect to have the boons ai, tied. -,klr Griffiths thought it was the right th:ug to have the books signed. It was not light of Mr William. to re-open the question as soon after they had passed the resolutioo,—Mr J ll-cs was proceeding to speak when Mr T Rees mid, Divide the house."—Mr L WilliadiS thought he had a right to reply, and would like to knuw if a workman was to take up the time of seeking for a ratepayer out of his working hcu-s or not Uhairmati You C'IU t expect a work man to go after his diy-s work.— Mojor Thomas said that his reason for euppoiting the original motion was the patisfactory way in which it had worked for 25 years i > Llansawel.— The Chairman said he Egricd v.i'.h 'hnt Mr Daviet had said. lie. too, did not like the throateniL'^ ot the workmen to strike, becausc d the order ol the Council. He thought it v.*as the duty of the work- i mea <-any out the resolution of the board, If • the t,o-,rd gave into them (It, etly the "en and not the board would be the masters. "When a man said, "I will not do what you say unle-s you such a tllil,g." of cout.,e he was the master. He, however, must say he did not st-c much in the motion. The Surveyor can always say what a man is doing, and was a check on the men.—On a division the motion to rescind the retcltttion cnforcir.g the signing cf the diarips received 9 veteø and that of Mr T Reee-or that the resolution remain in force-ii votes.-Tlie motion, theiefore, stands. The action of the workmen will be watched with interest, RHIW GOCH. A deputation, consisting of Mr L N Powell, J ,P.; Mr Griffiths. Massytfvuou Mr Griffiths. Glinhir, and Mr Walters. Llandvfen, wailed upon the Council ae a deputation from tw Trapp District to request, the Council to deviate the road between Derwydd Road and Trapp at the well-known Rhiw Goch, the Bteepesst piece of roadway in the locality. —The Chairman said the Surveyor had prepared a plan, judging by which the deviation would be a slight one. The length of the deviation was 315 yards. They would hear what the deputation had to say.- lr Powell said they had very little to say on the matter. They had been depu ed to wait on the Council on behalf of the ratepayers of the district of Trapp. more especially of the neighbourhood, in respect to the proposed alteration of the read at Rhiw Goch. It was a sparsely-populated district, and they had been round collecting, and they were PreP?j^T offer the Council a sum that day, proridca » favourable view was taken of the proposal.- Chairman What is the cost estimated at;-Tr.,o Surveyor said it was t86.-Chai-mat, What about the land ? Do you get it free !-Mr Powell said the uew road would go almost entirely through Lord Dyncvor's land, and a li'tle through Sir Arthur Stepney's, Mr liiehcp Lord Dynevors agent did not anticipate they would have any difficulty in going throueh Lord Dy lienor's land. "W ith respect to Sir Arthur Stepney, he v, as net in a position to speak—Mr Griffiths, MaeJjflynon, did not anticipate there would be any difficulty with Sir Arthur either.—Mr Powell eaid they would gi*e up the old road as soon es the new ono was • .-The Surveyor (Mr Evau Jones) said the fall at present w?»s one iu 5" With the new road it would oue iu nine in the v.o"st part, n'id all the way one in 11, so tliit tlr*, {jradietit wouid be cuv. down to about oue half. — Chairman You lengthen it to lessen tho gradient. What are you (tLe d. proposed to offer. ,-1\]r Powell: We are ;<re- ared to becomc responsible for £ to-that is half the cost. -Major Thomas That is vry grol. He proposed the boon should be granted. The deputation was rery liberal. -Chairman It will be a great improve- ment. It was a steip road. Nlr T Rees And very expensive tJ the lisriet.- Surveyor: The road will boon should be granted. The deputation waa very liberal. —Chairman It will be a great improve- ment. It was a ste.i p road. —Mr T Rees And *ery expensive t< the district.—Surveyor: The road will be shifted tc a higher surface, and «iil be better for the future Tho present zosd runs through a cutting.— Mr W Jones begged t) second the motion. —Some discussion followed about thejnpes for the new water sapply being taken through the road at Rhiw Goch, but it was pointed out that it was too late to interfere in any case -Mr Griffiths, Maesyflfynon thought the deviation was very necessary, and the way in which the inhabitants of the locality had contributed went a long way to prove the necessity of it. Labourers had contributed as much much liE ji towards it, and farmers £ 1 to a guinea each. The deputation trusted their request would be granted.—Mr J L Williams: I know this road very well, and I think we ought to take advantage of the liberal contribution. — Mr Griffiths said it required two horses to take up a land at present, and he thought one would do it in the future. In going down drags had to l*; use!, by which the road was damaged very nr.uth. The new road would be maintained more cheaply.—Chairman: I think it is our duty to help those who help themselves, Mr Powell. We guarantee the L to.Cltairman And more if you can gpt it—Mr T Heel proposed that they should pay Coleb Thomas I th nk it is for the public at large end the district have come out veiy lib-rbllv. INlr T Rees Our custom is here Chairmsn Let mo make a suggestion. Will you contribute balti-lir Griffiths (Maesyffynon) po:nted out that the road served the n.ining districts around. He thought they had made a very generous otler.-Cliairmail: Offer half.-Mr Powell We would not quarrel about a matter of £ as long as we get the thing dene.—Mr Griffiths We are not authorised to offer more than £ 40.—Mr D Jones, Briskin, spoke about carrying out the rule of the board,—Major Thomas promptly pointed out that the rule of the board was only to ask one-thud of -the cost.—Mr W Jones: Accept the £ 40 a verypgoodjofier.—Mr Griffiths (Glinhii): I think you arc pressing too hard upon us. \Vc have made great eflunts to get the £ 40, and we do not know whether^ we shall J have all in, and we, a$guarantors, ^will be I retpoDsible. Accept the effer, it lid 'vcryj'good.— Mr [J Gwynn eaid he bad cartcd ever the road many times, eud if the horses could speak they would be unanimously in favour of the proposal. He agreed with others th it it A,, fts a very generous offer.—Mr T Rees said the rule'was to have a new road passed before it was taken over. It was pointed out in r-ply that this would not be a new road, but only a deviation.—The Ch lirman thought the ofFir was a very good one, and advised its acrcptar.co.—It was ageecd to do so,^and the depu- tation, after thanking the council, retired., THE NEW WATERWORKS. The Surveyor pointed out tliqt iu connection ,¡th the new waterworks for Llacdilo the road had been cut open for a distance of a quartar "f a mile, and was in a bad state. It wasTvcry iaconvenient for traffic. lIe thought the Urban District Council should have the pipes covered iu every hundred yarde. --Tbe Chairman I ssggeet tho Cluk (Mr R Ship!cy Lewie) of tie Rural District Council I should write to the Clerk (Mr 11 S Lovia) of the Urban District Council (loud laughter).—Clerk I will see^ha matter is brought before the Urban District Council the tirt Tuesday in March, ur have a special meeting. — (Special! special!—The Chairman diJ not see why et-c-ry lOt) yards should not he c'osed in — M&jor Thomas eaid he had seen the Surveyor of the Urban District Council on Tuesday, aud he invitsd the members of the Urban District C'junoil on yesterday afternoon to see tbo pipes tested, and if tbeyjhud been tested they would be covered that day —Chairman But what about the future ? Major Thomas I am very glad he has brought it before the Council, because we are satisfied tic work is being efficiently done, ard the pipes couLl be covered without tcs.ing only once and agiin, but that has nothing to do with this board. MISCELLANEOUS. A ei, uzis;o!i followed 810 to the state and owner- ship of a rOld near PuUytiynou Station, which the Board agreed to take o,er. The Chairman iea J a long and suggestive report as a result of the visit puid by a committee to various localities, and it was rdeciùed to have it discuss d at the next maeling.

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