Joint Counties' Asyjatr Carmarthen The quarterly meeting of the Committee of Visitors of the" Joint Counties Asylum, was held at that institution oil Thursday, the 26th ult. Professor D. E. Jones presided. There were ah) present Dr G. Griffith Milford Mr John Lewis, Meiros HaH4 Mr J. Lloyd, Penybank; Mr J. W. G\Aynne-Hughes, Tregeyb; Mr Yv\ Jones, Llandilo; Mr H. J. Davits, Glynelddan; Mr Robinson, Boncath j Mr Joseph Willi: a ins, Lin nelly; Mr Howard Griffiths, St. Davids; I)r Griffith, Milford Haveu Mr Llewelyn, Fletiiington; Rev J. Will Lain- Cardigan together with the Clerk to the Visitors (Mr W. Morgan Griffiths); the Medical Supt. (Dr E. Goodall); and the Chaplain (Rev Jonathan Marsden). STRON L.G L' .\GE BY THE LUNACY COMMISSlONi-KS. The folloiviiig is the report of the Lunacy Commissioners on their recent visit to the Asylum Joint Counties Asvluin, Carmarthen, July 20th, 1906. We much regret to find at our visit to-day to this Asylum that none of the important maitters mentioned at previous visits, as re- quiring attention, have been dealt with, owing to the continuance of the dispute be- tween the several Local Authorities in Union. This dispute has been going on for years, and from what wo can gather, there does not seem to be an early prospect of a settlement. In the meantime the interest of the Asylum and of the patient*, suffers to a considerable extent. We may point as instances of this, the absence of any proper system of the dis- posal of the sewage the non-provision of al- ternative exits in many parts, notably at Job's Well and Wards 7 on both sides and the Female Hospital, and the inadequacy of laundry accommodation necessitating the washing and drying of cltlies in Wards. This condition of things is not creditable to the authorities to whom is entrusted the duty of providing for the care and welfare of the insane of the Counties in Union. Since our colleagues' visit in April, 1905, new fire hydrants have been fixed in connec- tion with the water main at M. 7 Ward a centrall fire station has been erected for the storing of the fire appliances some improve- ments effected in two 01 the sanitary spurs, and shower and spray baths in the Male bath- room. The ventilation of single rooms has been much improved by the introduction of galvanised iron mesh work in the shutters. The new Infectious Hospital is approaching completion, and is expected to be occupied by the close of the year. We hope that when this building, which has been erected en- tirely by Asylum labour, is furnished, the much needed re-decoration of Wards and Corridors, many of which are very shabby, will be taken in hand. There are to-day on the books. the names of 0015 patients. 363 males, and 323 females; of these i-J are private cases, and 36 are out- countv. of whom 35, all males, are chargeable to Cardiff. Seven patients are awav on trial. According to the estimated accommodation the Asylum is over-full by 46 on the male side and by 6 on the female side with the result that .some beds have 'to be made up on the floors. The weekly maintenance charges are 8s 9d for uhe home patients, 14-3. for the out-county patients, and from 10s to 32s for the private cases. The changes since our colleagues' visit com- prise 137 admissions; 63 discharges, including 44 recoveries, and 59 deaths. Three of the deaths were from general paralysis, being at the rate of 5.1 per cent. cf the total deaths, and 5 or 9.2 per cent. from senilo decay, whilst 16 or 27 per cent. were due to phthisis. In 81.3 per cent. per CClnrt the cause of death was verified by post mortem examination. The proportion of oases with bedsores at death was 6.7 per cent. Two inquests have been hold the death in each case being from "natural causes." Apart from 2 cases of erysipelas (one of which proved fatal) and one of varicella, the Asylum has been free from zymotic disease. Two instances of non-fatal casualties involv- ing fractures of bones, namely, of the obcran- ium and of the radius respectively, are re- ported to be due to accidental falls. There has been no other serious ccident. According to records, 5 patients have been mechanically restrained by jacket or wet pack, and for medical reasons on 20 occasions for 212t 4 hours in all, and one patient has been once secluded for 9 hours. Me gave all the resident patients oppor- tunity of speech wivh us. One patient, wlmse name is given in the patient's book, and who is the only woman received here as an out- county case under contract, appealed to be sent back to her County Asylum at Denbigh. There were some complaints at non-visita- tion by members of the Committee. It does not appear from the entries of visits in this book that 2 or more members of the committee have visited the Institution on any one occa- sion this year. We trust the Committee will see their way to complying with the statutory requirements of the Lunacy Acts in this matter. We attach great importance in the interest df the patients to frequent and regu- lar visitation. We had no other complaints calling for mention, .and can report favourably of the condition of the inmates in the matter of dress and personal neatness. The dinner to- day was pea-soup with bread and cheese. This dinner, which is not unpopular, is given twice a week. 0 The general health in both divisions is good. We found only 11 patients confined to bed. There are 17 a toman Catholics and 370 Non- conformists among the patients. The former are attended occasionally by a priest, and the latter have the regular services of a minister of their faith. The Church of England services are atten- ded by 48 per cent.. and the associated enter- tainments by 38 per cent, of the patients; 25 per cent. go out for extended walks, and only 3 per cent, are altogether confined for exer- cise to thea,iring courts; 58 per cent. of each sex are usefully employed. The staff of attendants for day dutv gives 1 to every 11.1 male, and 1 to every 10.2 female patients. The duration cf service is good, as many as 4b per cent, cf the men, and 30 per cent. of the nurses having been over 5 years in the Asylum service. Two nurses have been dismissed since our colleagues' visit, but in each case for offences not affecting patients. The case books and other medical records are properly kept. G. HAROLD URMSOX, SIDNEY COUPLAXD, Commissioners in Lunacy. The Chairman said that the report reflected on Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire. Dr Griffith said that ho rose to object to that remark. The chairman might call him to order; but he could protest against the remark made by the chairman. Cardigan- shire and Pembrokeshire were not sipecified in the report. The amirttemy'l'llend0' the com™iTte„gSroe,Vh<!U 1 ™ aWe V't jjlu 14 k"°.t expressly stated; «ey Jothn Williams: I do not think so it is implied. x\lr Joseph Williams read the first para- graph m the report, which he said was a v^ serious reflection on the Committee Mr John Lewis *aid that he did not thinfe they were responsible for the delay i,n T>ro vidling far the sewerage. They had ent^ed ¡Il an agreement with the Town Council, ,I,lld Al-ei-e ia-iiiiiig to pay £ 1,000. |[1C ^k: That is at an end now. lhe Chairman Pembrokeshire objected to pay thehr quota. • Jf^ph Williams said that it was a very t rge a-aimt th? committee; and if Avere uot tlieir they t'ie blame f111OTV'? to t*10 Commissioners that rt lvith « did n tackle the i.iestion in a business-like manner As a .nembcr of the Committee, he <ncS "g to rectify «■«* The Chairman said that it resterl "'the three County Councils who would not mon<,y- They had 110 power as a m to car17 out cf tllese improve The Clerk aid that it was open to them to ;V *7*" the thr.e County ColIneils; 1. t tile enforcement of the order irould i. ,th unfatakingPro0eedi"g that !t Was not a djouwion on the old dfapato tI ™ counties as to their quotas. lhe Chairman explained that the agree- ment formerly come to was useless, because it had not been signed by a majority of the members from each county. Mr John Lloyd said that all the Pembroke- shire and Carmarthenshire members 6igll"J. Mr Joseph Williams said that the blame ought to be put at the door of the Cardigan- shire members. Rev John Williams rose to a point of order. Had they a right to discuss this question, which was not on the agenda. The Chairmn said that it arose out of the report which they had before them. ltev J. Williams said that Cardiganshire had applied to the Local Government Board to appoint an arbitrator. The Chairman: What was the answer. Rev J. Williams said that it had not come. The Chairman said that it had come, and was to the effect that they must first send notice to the Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, and Kidwelly authorities. Mr Joseph Williams said that it was too bad that the patients should suffer because of the stupidity of the authodties. He would move that they take steps immediately to get these works carried out. Mr John Lewis moved that they appoint a committee to report to them as to the best, way to deal with the s eoommendations. The following committee was appointed to deal with the mutters referred to: Professor Jones, Mr Joseph Williams, Mr H. J. Davies, Dr Griffith, Dr Lloyd, Mr C. M. Williams. ASYLUM LABOUR. Profes.sor Jones drew attention to the re- mark that the hospital had been erected entirely by "asylum labour." Was that true? It was very i.mportant that it should be cor- rect as it might be referred to hereiafterwards Dr Goodall said that such buildings were generally built by contract, and the isylum staff had nothing whatever to do with them. In this case, the asylum staff had designed the building, quarried the stone, hauled it here, and only a couple of masons had been employed from outside. Under the circum- stances. he thought the expression was cor- rect. The- ma.sons had no responsibility beyond the actual work they did. Mr Joseph Williams said that they em- ployed two masons here daily, and asylum labour did not mean the labour of patients only. The Chairman said that three extra masons had been employed for this work. Mr Llewelyn said that the word "entirely" was misleading. THE ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS. Mr Robinson brought forward a motion to amend the present system ct dealing with tenders. He suggested that they should be opened a fortnight previously by the General Purposes Committee, signed, and then tabu- lated ready for the full meeting of the Com- mittee. He thought the present method by which they dealt with 150 tenders at the i cloie of a meeting unsatisfactory. Mr W. Jones seconded the proposal. Mr John Lewis proposed that they set aside a. special day for tenders and begin early. He did not think it advisable to call two meetings, one to open tenders and ano- ther to let the contracts. Mr H. J. Davies thought it would be more interesting for the committee to deal with the tenders at first hand. Air Robinson's motion received five votes, and the amendment six. The tenders will be considered at a special meeting beginning at 12.15 p.m. GAS WORKS. Dr Goodall brought up a special report of the need of repairs to the gas-holder, of new meters, and new Cornish boilers. r J. AVilliams said that it might be possible to buy as "second hand" boilers which were nearly new. He had had some experience in buying boilers. The matter was adjourned for Mr Williams to make enquiries. DOES FARMING PAY? Mr Robinson drew attention to the Farm and Garden Account. The stock was valued at £62;3. Hay was valued at f:4 a ton and potatoes at t-5 a ton, which ,he thought, was exaggerated. The fact that anybody could make a profit of tl96 a year out of 38 acres of land was enough to make anybody's mouth water in these depressed times. He thought they ought to have some independent valua- tion. Mr John Lewis: There is no labour and no rent to pay. RESIGNATION OF DR GOODALL. Dr Edwin Goodaill, the medical superinten- dent, tendered his resignation after over 11 yearns.' service, having received a more im- portant appointment at Cardiff. In doing so, Dr Goodall said it was with regret that lie severed his connection with the institution, the employees, and the Committee of Visi- tors. The courteous consideration, and in- deed kindness, with which he had at all times been received by the committee, and the uni- form support he had received from all connec- ted with the asylum has rendered his work very pleasant during all the years lie had spent in their service. He would like to be relieved on the 25th September, and he wished the institution a full measure of success in the future (hear, hear). The Chairman (Professor Jones) said that although they could not help congratulating Dr Goodall upon his promotion, yet they all felt sorry to lose such a capable officer. He had no doubt the committee woukl be unani- mous in trying to meet the doctor's wishes as far as possible. Dr Griffith said mey all deeply regretted that Dr Goodall was leaving them. It was rather a compLiment to them as a committee that he had been chosen out of so many eminent men. He hoped Dr Goodall would be long spared to make himself as useful in Cardiff as he had done at Carmarthen. Upon the motion of the Rev J. Williams, Dr Goodall's resignation was accepted with regret. The committee afterwards met in private to discuss what steps should be taken to appoint a successor. It was decided to advertise.
CHAIRMAN OF THE CARDIFF ASYLUM COMJIII TEE RESIGNS. "WIRE-PULLING ALLEGED. Mr Fred. J. A call his sent the following letter to the Town Clerk of Cardiff My dear Sir,-I beg to resign my position as chairman of and also as a member of the Asylums Committee of the Cardiff Corpora- tion. I take this course as a protest against the w ire-pulling which goes on in connection with so many public appointments, and which has been so marked in the case of the appoint- ment of medicall superintendent of our new asylum. I think it is proved in this case by the voting in the semi-final round. Whereas in the first round Dr Edgerly secured 14 votes, in the semi-final he only got 6-some six or eight of Dr Goodaill's supporters split their votes between Goodall and McConaghey evidently for the purpose of keeping Dr Edgerley out of the final, knowing that if it came to Goodati v. McCona.ghey the victory of the former was assured, whereas if it were Gooda/N v. Edgerley the result would be doubtful. I felt that in regard to all future appoint- ment in connection with the institution my position as chairman would be untenable, as I am not .a wir<» by nature, and I thould have ranged against me^ ^^ty^chftir- at wjrk, which would render my lot as chair- man even more unhappy than it has been for, the last week or two. the last week or two. consulted my own dignity instead being unflaienced by the well-meant advice of friends, I should have resigned when the Council, after instructing the Committee to ring l omrd three names, ga ve us a smack in the face iby referring the matter back because Dr "Ooda.fl s nwme W not included in the three. Acting on their advice, I refrained riom akin qrthis course at the time—against my own judgment—because I still had some romnant of .'hope that one of the candidates w,ho Had such wire-pulling friends would drop out in the semi-final, and that Dr Edgerly, who in my opinion, -was the best man for our appomment, would at least have had a fair run nn the finall for the appointment. Howevei, it was not to be. Astute wire- pulling prevented it-amd it makes one ask w hat 'lis the use of wasting time in trying to serve the public with a single-minded pur- pose of acting in their best interests? °°me fair and square vote be- ?f+Uw! rand Edgerly, I could have congratulated the former had he got the ap- pointment over one whom I consider his superior for the post; but when I contem- plate that semi-final voting I cannot do it, and therefore I think the man who mainly obtained the appointment for him had better take the responsibility of the future appoint- ments as chainman rather than as vice-chair- man of the Asylums Committee. a I OU-Is faithfully, (Signed) FRED J. VEALL. J- L. Wheatley, Esq., Town Clerk, Ca-rdiff. Cardiff, July 25th, 1906..
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Villagers and Schoolmaster at Uandyssul. At the quarterly meeting of the Cardigan- shire Education Committee, held at Lam- peter on Friday, Mr D. C. Roberts, Aberyst- wyth, the high sheriff, AA'as unanimously re- elected chairman. J.e Newcastle Emiyn District Committee in their report commented upon the recent dismissal of three defendants from the Tre- groes school district by the Llandyssul magis- trates as having a prejudicial effect upon the attendance at Tregroes Council School. Mr Davies, .New Quay, presented the re- port of the committee appointed to deal with the difficulty in connection with St. David's Council School. which remarked that the only solution of this unpleasant dispute be- tween paaishoners and sell ooliiiast-ea- was the removal of the schoolmaster from the dis- trict. The committee, after holding a two day s inquiry, exonerated Mr D. E. Thomas from any blame on educational grounds, and has tried to bring about a reconciliation between him and the parents, but in vain. The committee thought that as a vacancy had occurred at Cill,an Pairk Council School, it would be best to transfer him from St. Davids to this school. Mr Howell, Aberayron, strongly opposed the transfer, as he thought it would mean transplanting the disaffection into a peaceful district. Mr C. M. Williams, AberystAA'yth, stated that it was an open secret that the cause of all this friction was that Mr Thomas, the headmaster, had not married a young lady that the inhabitants wanted him to (loud laughter). They could not expect a man to marry n girl he did net like (renewed laugh- ter). Mr Thomas was on excellent school- master, but if he was an angel from Heaven lie would not please the inhabitants since they had taken umbrage against him. After discussion, it was decided to adopt the recommendation of the committee. THE WELSH LANGUAGE. Mr Morgan Evans, Aberayron, moved, lhat provision be made for instinct ion in Welsh in each elementary and intermediate schools AA-itlun the area of the authority." They were, he thought, unanimous in favour of paying this respect to their dear old lan- guage by placing it on the curriculum of the schools of all grades. He was very pleased A™ 1rojn inquiries made that the teaching or e>lsh Avas already more favoured in that county than in any county in Wales with the exception possibly of Merioneth. Mr Thomas Evans, Llangranog, seconded the motion winch was unanimously adopted, and a small committee appointed to prepare a scheme.
I landovery Sheep Dog Trials. The -annual "meetin0, of fVia T Sheep-Dog Trials Society Avas held at° +h« Ung's Head Hotel M/H. W. nig. The accounts for the -la-t trials showed baWe of £ 21 8,s lid in favour of the 7m'1' '• Lhvvnybrain <1 Ir°-e'eted presi- dent Messrs M. H. Nichols and H. V Wat- ho,n- secretaries and Mr W. H Jon-s National and Provincial Bank, hon trea- hVMT"' Vi!aS '^T1 t0 hold t3lis year's ri iaU on ThiiiTBtJay? August 16. m_
| The Blaeoblodnu Estate Sate. On Tuesday, the 24th July, Messrs Ben jvan.^ and Evans, auctioneers, Brithdir Nantgaredig, put up for auction the Blaen' blodau Estate, a.nd the various lots avpi-o posed of as folloAvs:-Troedrhiwffe„id f James Davies, Cwimmeudwv £ i -enn Vvl° facli, to Mr ITiomas Jones, ivS r i™' geler, £ 1,180; Blaenshedv It i i W L,Ian" and Tyngate to Mrs Lew ir Llwynarddisgyn Mr T 'rn ^420; Wall. London, £ 1 4 J' TT', Lambeth part of the same lot I'v !? timber, £ 35; rmgyfew,- I E>n Joiies> C^vm- John DavL nT1!1^ n £ 210; ditto, Mr Philliwi r P^S^er, £ 510; ditto, Mr Dd. Nos 11 Rencader, £ 200: Evans Tr 1 aiKi ^^y^ian-ten-ace, Mr viang Tiomle, Penoader. £ 350- PQnf,k„i u..I.4VJunu- ntnOnch, Mr Evan Joseph, Mile End Pen. oadør, £205; Pantsten, .lb' T'homas Thomas, Mr K n L/?ndon\ £ 30°; Ab™,vmor £ tZS tenant), £ 1.310; Sunnyhill aC' Thomas Wis (tenant), £ 300; | ii ffg purchaser, £ 280; Sunny- dlxt0\ £ 620'. and timber, £ 40; f^ynu Jones (tenant). £ f540; Clawddgwynne, Rev Tlios. Harries 41, UhepstoAV road, Newport, £ 490; Dohvcnl tach, Mr Thomas Jones (tenant), £ 700; Ff^ ^ven'.Mr A- E- Irving, Llanstonhan £ 380; Milestone Cottages, Mr D. Tlionn^' Cwncylily, Llanllwni, £ 85, and £ 15 for bor; Blossom Lodge Inn and Farm Ar>- t^i, Davies, Foelyddafod-ddu, £ 1,040 'arirl roo for timber; the Black Fields \fr Thomas Brynawel, £ 300; GAn'stnfl Mr W. G. Walters, Snian^a £ l fim- Blaenblodau farm, some purchaser Tower ditto, £ 80; New Inn ov £ 580; Ivy £ 130 garden, ditto £ 25 • rOB1? E\iaus £ 1,000. 5 J*
Cardiff New Lunatic ,Isyl(lm. APPOINTMENT OF MEDICAL SUPT. SELECTION OF DR GOODALL, CARMAR- THEN. CHAIRMAN OF ASYLUM COMMITTEE RESIGNS. The Cardiff City Council sat on Wednesday of last week for the second time, and finally, to consider the appointment of a medical .superintendent to the new asylum at Whit- church. There was lagain a buzz of excite- ment, as the circumstances surrounding the appointment have been of an unusual charoc- ter, owing to the to some extent of the recommendations of the asylums com- mittee. Five candidates came before the council, namely: S. Edgerley M.A., M..D-. W.f. n:.1' if iVlTT) c, \f rw- Council, Nottingham; 7 M R C q GOTCla,j' D > B S F.R.C.P., n^arthen; 06 AsyIum' C,r- J^Sefr: Dr J. G. Smith, f.D., f.B., Hertfordöhire County Asylum, ,St. Albans. mittee^s&id tho JB>'lu'nK «>> ouihTtoT. successful applicant oii^nt to be able to commence his duties bv 1 conc'u,SK?n °f the coi-poration vacation and sooner, if possible. vacation, on7Jr°d'5 m r.e?ly *° the question able to sand that he would not be he ivonlfl UpA s.tl(es f°r two months, as «■«< USUa' in tlM 1'he othr. candida,tes said they could get tli.it. fortu.itouf^1^i'ie(I tllat he was sorry his name so prominently3brought the matter, but he \n had throughout been an entirX- After all the candidates v °ni' Mr A^aall said that the queaSft STW e*,4 not affect the voting in the cas £$^ candidates, as it would be satisfactory if suj>erintendent started his duties on the OQfi, S^ptenibcir. Mr Caple asked whether the new aupcrin- tendent should be allowed to practice. Was lie to be aillowied to take ll1 private consulta- tions outside his appointment ? I think it is clearly his time* should have the whole of f*5 the terms of the advertisement, and I think it should ho thoroughly understood that if anything of the kind were done it will net be done with- out the consent of the asvlums committee. Mr Lewis Morgan ask<d the council to de- cide the matter. Mr Aroaj_ said that there were eases in which the medical superintendent's services might be required urgently. 1he Deputy-Mayor (Mr W. L. Yorath) ruled the discussion out of order. It was then decided to vote for one, two, or three of the fivo candidates, and to omit the two lowest in the first ballot. Thirty five members voted. The result of the first voting was: GoodaJl 23, M'Conaghey 20, Edgerley 14, Smith 7, Erskine 3. Drs Smith and Erskine having dropped out of the voting, it was decided, in the second ballot, to vote for one or two of the remaining three, and to have a final vote. The second irecsult was: Goodaill 21, M'Cona- ghey 18, Edgerley 6. The third voting was: Goodall 20, M'Cona- ghey 15. Dr Goodall was consequently ap- pointed. On being called into the room Dr Goodall had a most coixlial reception. The Deputy-Mayor said he had great plea- sure in announcing that lie had been appoin- ted by a majority. With one with a know- ledge of asylums so complete as Dr Goodall'g it was unnecesjsoay on his part to dwell on the great responsibility which devolved upon the position of medical superintendent, but in the case of Cardiff the responsibility was accen- tuated by the fact that, it being a new asy- him, other duties than those in which he was immediately concerned professionally would devolve upon him. The Council had every confidence in him, and he had not the slightest doubt that Dr Goodaill would appre- ciate that confidence (hear, hear). Dr Goodall said he could hardly say that he spoke without emotion, for that was one of the proudest moments of his life, and he appreciated veiry much the honour conferred upon him. He would endeavour at all times to serve .the city faithfully, and he trusted that the institution under his care would be of great benefit to the patients, whose happi- ness he wouild always made his deep concern (hear, hear). In answer to the Deputy-Mayor, Dr Good- all said he had a month's holiday due to him, and he would give that up in orderto get into touch with his new duties without delay. A i-esoliition was then foiinially passed that Dr Goodall be appointed at a salary of t650 per lannum, rising by £.50 a year to £800, such appointment to be subject to three months' notice on either side, and that the medical .superintendent give the whole of his time to his duties. DR GOODALL'S BRILLIANT CAREER. The choice of the council has fallen upon one of the best-known a.nd most highly- qualified spcciallists on mental disorders. Dr Goodall is a native of Calcutta. He was edu- cated privately a,t Brighton and at Guy's Hospital,, where he held the posts of house physician, resident accoucher, and resident medical officer in the private wards. He is M.D., B.S., and F.R.C.P. (London), and M.R.C.S. (England), and also holds the certi- ficate in insanity and is a prize essayist of the Med ico- P.sy ohol ogicial Association of Great Britain and Irelmnd. For five years lie was co-editor of the ""Journal of Mental Science," and is -at present a reviewer to one of the chief medical journals on all matters touching lunacy and the lunacy laws. He is examiner in mental diseases for the Medico-Psycho- logical Association, was vice-president of the section of the psychological medicine of the of the British Medical Association at Swan- sea in 1903, and is now chairman of the South-AVest Wales Division of that associa- tion. After leaving Guy's Hospital he studied mental disorders specially for one year at the Bethlem Royal Hospital for the Insane, London, and then served as assistant-medi- caloffioor and pathologist at the Sheffield Asy him, a,nd subsequently at the Sheffield Asy- lum, and subsequently at the AVest Riding Asylum at AVakefield. He has been demon- strator and 'lecturer on bateriology at Owens College, .Manchester ,and is at present medi- cal superintendent of the Joint Counties Asy- lum, Carmarthen, where he has transformed the system of treatment on most modern lines, and where the weekly cost of mainten- ance is 8s 9d per head. He is a most capable administrator, and his gift of acquiring lan- guges will be of great iservice at Cardiff, where the cosmopolitan character of the popu lation is so remark able. In addition to "Welsh a thorough knowledge of which he acquired in twelve months, he speaks French, German, Spanish, and Swedish fluently, and, as a hobby, he is prepared to extend hi:) linguistic attainments. In 1902 lie was elected foreign member df the Medico-Psychodogical Associa- tion 'of Paris. Dr Goodoli's contributions to medical liter- ture are very extensive, being ever fifty in ncmber. DR GOODALL INTERVIEWED. A Press representative had a conversation with Dr Goodall on Wednesday afternoon. "What was your object in applying for the %-art- appointment?'' was one question asked, and the reply given was:— "There is a larger sphere of activity in a city, and the nature of the cases is mare varied and interesting. I look upon this as of great importance in the light of present- day advancement in* the curability of mental disorders.
Llandilo Board of Gnardians. The fortnightly meeting of this body was held on Saturday last, when those present were Mr D. Davies (chainman), Mrs M. A. Jones, Col. Moms, and Messrs Hy. Herbert, D. W. Lewis, J. PoweiW, L. Bowen, Dan Davies, Jacob Davies, J. L. Thomas, L. N. Powell, T. Rees, J. Perkins, D. Evans, D. Gwyn, W. Griffiths, D. Wajtkins, J. G. Davies W. Williams, J. Williams, T. D. Jones, John Jones, Jacob Davies, D. Burnett, Roderick James, Tom Davies. ALTERATION OF PLACE OF MEETING. At the last meeting, it was agreed that the meeting of Saturday Last should be held at the workhouse, but consequent upon the hold ing of a fair it was decided to hold the meet- ing as uauaj in the Town hall. On the chair being taken, Col. Morris said "Can we legailly cany out business to-day, because we agreed to meet at the workhouse."—The Chairman explained that on the agenda it was stated it would be held in the Townhall.—Col. Morris: fs it not necessary to cancel the .resolution to hold the meetings at the workhouse. We can ea-sily do so by suspemling Standing Orders. —The Chairman said that pending the sign- ing of the minutes the .subject was out of order.—The minutes having been signed. Col. Morris said: ilad we not better thnash it out!—Mr L. N. Powell: Is it necessary, Mr Clem ? He thought it was, and Col. Moms then moved, Mr J. Perkins spconded, and it was carried that first the Standing Orders be suspended, and second that the resolution be cancelled. THE MASTER'S REPORT stated that the number of inmates in the workhouse was. 43 against 41 in the corres- ponding period last year. Vagrants in the fortnight, 113 against 124 in the corespond- ing fortnight last year. The Master informed the Board that Mr D. Lewis, Cwmisaf, was no longer able to supply the. workhouse with miilik, and he (the Master) had settled with Mirs James, Tregeyb Arms, to mipply it for the current year. He had asked other far- mers to tender, but they had not. The ten- der from Mrs James was lid per pint.-A-ir L. N. Powelll: The same as before. Is the quanty good?—Master: Yes, and clean. He explained that other ftaiimeir, saw the quan- tity too small and the distance too far to tender.—Mr D. Evans asked what farmers he had a.siked.—The Master said lIe had applied to Mr D. Jones, Maes Evan; Mr Evans, Llyshendy; and Mr Simons, Peneoccl. Iii answer to Mr Evans, the Master said he did not apply to Mr George, Bridge Cottage, because his milk vendors did not reach the workhouse until aibout 10 o'clock, whereas the milk had to be delivered at 7 o'clock in the morning. THE COMPENSATION CASE. The Clerk said he had written to the manager at the Pantyffynon Tinplate Works with iregai-d to payment for the man who had been for several months an inmate of the workhouse after injury in the works, and the manager in reply stated that there was still due to the man the sum of L8, and if the Clerk got the mail's consent, lie (the mana- ger) WOIUJ. hand over the amount to the Guardians.—The Clerk said he had had the signed consent of the man, and that the £8 wbuld just cover the cost of his keep at the workhouse. NOR in V. SOUTH. The foUowing letter wa-> laid before the Board :—BedwelLlty t nioin, 27th July, 1906. Dear Sir—Re appointment of Poor Law In- spector for Wales and Monmouthshire—I am directed by the Giia,i-dilans of this union, to send you the following copy of a resolution unanimously adopted by them, and to suggest that your board should pass a similar resolu- tion and fomviaird copies of the same to the President of the L.G.B. and their local M.P. "111at this Board expresses a. hope that the L.G.B. in considering the appointment of a successor to Mr F. T. Bircham will, in view of the fact that South Wales and Monmouth- shire contain a very much (larger population than that of North Wales, regard candidate.s from South Wales, as having, if not a prior claim to, at least an equal claim, with candi- dates from North Wales, to the appoint- ment." My Board will he glad to know what action your Board take in the matter.—Yours faithfully, J. C. SliejJheard, Clerk. Mr D. Evans said there was every reason to believe that an attempt was being made to push a North Walian into Mr Biucham's place. They ought to disapprove of that Kind of thing and should communicate to that effect, with, the local M.P.'s. They should eo-operate with Bedwellty and appeal far equal faiinpllay with North W.ales.-Col. Morris said it could not be proved that any- one from North Wales was acting illegally. Mr J. G. Davies: Mr J. LI. Morgan, M P l onbypndd.—Mr D. Evans, continuing, poin- ted out the paucity of population in. North Hales oompa,red with Monmouthshire—Mr J. Jones (interrupted, and was told by Mr Evans that he (the latter) had a perfect right to speak and should not be interrupted. He proposed they adopt the retsdlution.—Mr T. Davies seconded.-W. Morris maintained that they eoulu not prove anything against North Wales.—Mrs Jones: We ane only try- Lng to improve ourselves.—Mr W. Williams expressed the view that it would be advisable to send the letter straight ahead to Mr Lloyd George (laughter).—Mr L. N. Powell: Do vou propose that Mr Williams ?—The answer was in the negative.-Ccil. Morria proposed that they should not interfere at D. W. Lewis seconded. Let the Government choose the best man, whoever he might be. Mr L. N. Powell thought it was a piece of impertin- ence on their part to interfere. Col. Mollis. That is the point. We shall go for our own parish before long. On a division, 8 voted for the negative and 10 for the origmail motion which was cari-,ied.-It was proposed that they be asked to appoint one from Bettws parish (Iloud laughter).—Mr Tom Davies: Bettws is out of the world.—Mrs Jones: If we get a Noith Walian we shall not understand half he says. --1111--
SANITARY AUTHORITY. Mr T. Rees chairman. THE LLANFYNYDD WATER SUPPLY. The Clerk said that of those who would have to contribute towairds a water supply at Llanfynydd, the liatealble value of their pro- perty was £134. Of that cost each one would have to pay according to his ratca-ble value. As a result of his making that intimation to the landlords he had had several letters back asking the Council to postpone the considera- tion of the matter until the landlords had had a meeting.—Mr L. N. Powell propo&ed, and Mr W. Griffiths seconded that it should be adjourned.—Co. Morris did not see the- neces- sity of it.-nie Clerk said the money could be borrowed.—Mr T. Davies could not see wihy the Council should interfere at all (Oh !). Col. Morris sa-id they must interfere, or there would be no wait or supply provided.— Mr D. Gwynn: If you let them alone for two yoars we ehalll be in the same place. I think we should compel them.—Mi's M. A. Jones: There Avifll be no harm in leaving them a. fort- night. We can compel thuiii again.—Col. Morris: The Clerk can explain to them that if they object to pay straight away we can distribute the cost over several years. MILKY MALADIES. Dr Alfred Lloyd, medical offioer of health, said lie had inspected the cow sheds of fifty- five coAvkeepers and milk-sellers in the Council's area. Few of them complied with the model regulations of the Local Govern- ment Boaixl. The light in them was ex- tremely bad. Few had windows, and when the doors. were closed the cows Avere in dark- ness. They were fairly cleaji, but the floors were so bad as to make it impossible to clean them properly. They were badly drained, and with one exception there was no drain to carry the liquid away. It had to trickle away through a hole in the wall or under the door into tne yard. As regarded the water supply for the cows it was in some places quite unfit for use. According to the regulation, there should be 800 feet area for each cow, but in many instances it was only 300 feet AMas allowed, and in some casern less than that. He had little to say of the dairies as the m-ilk was generally solid direct from the COAV. Those who had dairies kept them clean. He bad had before to point out the necessity of clean- liness. When they realised what such defects meant, he thought they would agree with him that it Avas their duty to formulate regu- lations. In his opinion they could not do better than adopt the regulations of the Local Government Roan-& -Sevet-,al mem- bers: Very good.—The Clerk said he could get the regulations if they wished to adopt them.—Mi's M. A. Jones: I think we ought to thank Dtr Lloyd for bringing the question on.-Cdl. Morris: The pampers. are full of it.- Mr L. N. Powelll suggested the appointing of a. committee of the Council to consider the regulations, with a view to adopt them.—Mr T. u. Jones: Suppos.e we get them distributed fi'i'st.—Mr T. Davies: Will this business go further than proposing and seconding to-day. I aim sick and tired of it.—Mr L. N. Powell: Of the milk business (laughter).—Mr Thomas Davies said no, but of the medical offic-er mak- ing reports as he had to do. He should like to know how many reports he had made, and how much improvement had resulted. It was very disheartening. He had reported on the Court Henry School five times, and they had actually done nothing. There were expense and time with regard to it, and all the Coun- cil did was proposing and seconding. It was the history of that Council. That was the end of it. It was a. fact and the public kneAv it and so they did not care what was passed at the Council. In fact they were a laughing stock. If they AAanted to move in the matter let them do something. If they summoned one offender the others would fight shy of tbeiii.-Col. Moms: We can't do that with- out formulating our regulations. Mr Powell has done the proper thing. Then we can take action.—Mr T. Da,vies. again asked what improvements had taken place. He was not proposing anything, but only trying to make a few remarks.—Mr J. G. Davies: In case of their adoption it would mean the altera- tion of eveiy cow house in the district.—Col. Morris later on remarked they would have to deal chiefly with milk selleis.—Mr D. Gwyn: It is very important to the farmers who send their milk away at once.—A committee was then appointed to consider the regula- 4- REA RRANGlEMEN T OF THE HIGHWAY DISTRICTS. A committee Avas also appointed to report v1*1?'x rst Y,ay of rearranging the highway disti ict for the purposes of survevorship, vacant by the resignation of Mr lirosser THE RAILWAYS AND THE PUBLIC. Col. Morris brought under notice the incon- venience caused to the travelling public by the l<^er-he«ded system by which the G.W.R, and the Midland Railway worked their trains to and from Brynamman, and by which the pilblic were greatly inconvenienced li was barbarous, he said. The companies received powers to construct the railways to serve the piiihlic, hut these two companies did nothing towards carrying out their obliga- tions. He proposed they should be communi- oated with on the subject. Mr D. W. Lewis,
Llaowrtyd Band Contests. LOCAL WINNERS. The Llanivrtyd bi-ass band center, carni. a1' a"d eoani>etition held on Saturday last attracted a good ci'ow d of people. Mr j 1. Evans, Abernant, Avas president; Mr D E' Jones, the adjudioaiore uS?d Major Penry liiojd, '->11 E. Daniel (Swansea), and AliCs Morgan, B.yndenv; quoits, Mr J. PowJfi Llandovery; brass bajid contests, Mr S. Rad- chfte, Ferndale. Results:- Carnival (ladies): 1, the Misses Hilda and GAAennie James, Llamvrtyd; 2, Miss Greta Major, Llan<lovcry 3, Miss Mona Rol>eit.s Landovery; (gentlemen), 1, Daniel Stephens Llandilo 2 E. ,Mills, Swansea 3, Hemait Ivf>stiomin, Swansea; social carnival prize Miss Beatie W lllaaim.s, Llanwrtyd B-dfe^ a'U "Songs of Silver • V A"1Tnaniford Ll'^n 2, Trebanos 7. 3'„ Biynainman Town. Class -Jewelyn 1, \sbalyfera Temperano^ 2 Gwaencaegin-wen Silver; 3 Profcfi^m"« r eoch. Four bands com^ted in CW B in Class A. The Llandilo Voaa' aaSs Niiccas^ful in the former, and Ystradgynlais latter aild Trehan^ Silver S the
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