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WELSH NATIONAL MEMORIAL MEETING AT LAMETER. A meeting convened by the Lord Lieutenant in connection with the Welsh National Memorial to King Edward VII., was i-iei-u at the Town Hali on Tbnday afternoon. Col. Davies-Evans, the Lord Lieutenant of the county, presided, and there was a t'airiy large number of country g-entry, magistrates, medica< men, clergymen, and ministers of religion present. Mr. David Davies, M.P., and Lord ETen- yon were abo present. The Chairman read letters of regret for inability to attend, and wishing .success to the movement, from the mayors of Abery.stwyth, Lampeter and Cardigan, Sir Edward Pryse, Sir Martcine Lloyd, and Sir John Williams,. Principal Bebb, Dr. Walker, Dr. Lynn Thomas Rev. D. Grimths, Llan- granog t Dr. Morgan, P&ntrhyd? ?roes j) Messrs. Cecil Wright, Boot.h, John Davies, Evan Davies, Gilfacoronw Davies, Llanina, and J. M. Howell, Aberayron. The Chairman said that this county had little otller counties because they had already been carrying on a campaign in favour of the West Wales Sanatorium had to com- municate with the two counties of Carmarthen and Pembroke, and wanted to know what effect the I -cheme would have on -their Sanatorium. The atten- dance was not large because it was an inconvenient day for those in the north of the county, ar:d there was a similar feeting to be held at Aberystwyth that evening. He thought the county would help the scheme, and he had great pleasure in moving the following resolution:—"That this representative meeting of the county of Cardigan approves of the proposed memorial to the iate King Edward the VII. and that such memorial should take till' form of a movement to stamp out and prevent a- far <:s possible the ravages caused by tuberculosis in Wale- and Monmouthshire, and undertakes to support sue' movement." The motion was seconded by Mr. R. 8. Rowland. chairman of the County Council. He said that the County Council was unanimous in expressing its opinion in favour of the proposal. Lord Kenyon supported the resolution, and said there could not be a memorial more fitting to the late King, whose principal desire was to alleviate suffering in every form. The memorial was al''o national in character, and every Welshman should feel that he had a share in it. He was conscious of the work that had been done by the three coun- ties of Cardigan, Carmarthen and Pembroke by establishing their Sanatorium. He had come straight from a meeting of the directors of the Sanatorium, and at that meeting a resolution was passed to support the memorial. The scheme would do more than the sanatoria, which did only part of the work to be done. The people had to be educated by lec- tures, etc. It was easy for Wales to find the mini- mum sum required. The battle would be fought with the feeling that it would be won. The com- mittee would be representative of the whole of Wales and he sincerely recommended the scheme for their support. Dr. -Garrod Thomas, in supporting, pa'jfl that consumption must not be treated as Inevitable and a visitation of God. It was no more so than cholera or other similar disease. It was also Infectious rather than hereditary which was the old belief. Since the microbe was found by Dr. Koch they had been filled with hope, because It was always easier to nght all enemy that they could see. It was an age of triumph of-mind over matter, and he honed t:) see the time when it would be triumph of miod over microbes. In some constitutions .'onsufpnon could not be topped, but by educating the people it cou)<! be prevented fn many. He gfadiv sup- ported the movement, and If he had not already sub- scribed in Mcnnx-'uth he would do so in this county. Mr. David Davies, M.P., said he. had great p!e; ftre )n spying a fev< wo.-ds in support of the move- ment. He thanked the Lord Lieutenant for con- vening the meeting. The scheme had been en- thu-'iastica!ty rect-ived In all the counties. He preaching to the converted that dny. hr they had <'<;ne sue!; a lot in the direction already b\' build- ing the Alltymynydd Sanatorium. Having the ex- perience they had in that county of the benefit of such an Institution he was sure they would be glad to support the movement. He then deaH with the history of the movement up to date. They always thought that the memorial should be something that would bencnt all the people of the country. As to the details it was dimcult to put before them a definite scheme at that stage because they did not know what money they would have. They were. however, going to \vage a war against the scourge of consumption, and stamp out the disease. They were to be guided by expert minds, and bv the ex- perience of other countries. and then they could 6nd out the best means of carrying- on the 6ght. There was no competition between the promoter-: of the schemes and the West Wales Sanatorium, but they were both doing the same work, and he hoped the Sanatorium would take its part in the campaign. Cardiganshire was the worst county In the country,' and Wales the worst In the United Kingdom. That was a national disgrace which should be wiped out. That was why they wanted so much money. It was no good going at it In a half-hearted way. The memorial should be properly endowed at once and should not be an institution which had to go cap in hand every year for subs. A provisional committee had been appointed, and the sch&me would be pre- pared by an expert committee, and submitted for approval to a committee representing the subscribers. It would be the beginning of a scheme for the im- provement of the national health of Wales. He heartily recommended the scheme. Lord Kenyon had started a similar movement In his native county of Shropshire, and had come on behalf of the com- mittee to tell them here to put their heart and soul in the work. Dr. Adams, superintendent of the Alltymynydd Sanatorium, also supported the mor?6h' 'He said the scheme would help the Sanatorium by giving them cases In their early stages. That was their dimculty now—they were brought there too late and erpected to be cured. He had seen a similar scheme in Edinburgh and that was working well. The resolution was then put and carried unani- mously. The Chairman wanted to know if they fell m with the scheme would the Central Committee keep the Alltymynydd Sanatorium. There was a great deal of money required every year. and if "they collected for the present scheme they would have dimculty to get money for the Sanatorium, but lie had the utmost confidence in Mr. David Davies and Lord Kenyon. Mr. J. C. Harford then proposed a committee for the county to arrange collections, and moved that it consist of the following:—The Lord Lieutenant, the M.P. for the county, the chairman of the county Council, chairman of Quarter cessions, the chairman of the five unions in the coun?v, the three mayors In the county, the High Sheriff, and eight members to be nominated by them. Alderman D. F. Lloyd, ex-mayor of Lampeter, seconded, and said that the mode of subscribing should be such that everybody should be able to take a share in the work. He sugge&ted collecting by stamps. Mr. Thomas Jones, Newtown, secretary of the movement, deaing with Mr Lloyd's suggestion said that the Postmaster-General had consented to buy from them stamp;- stuck In books, and such books could be obtained In every Post Omce. There would be also church and chapel co:;ections. Mr. Jones aiso spoke in Welsh, urgmg upon Cardigan- shire to take its part, pointmg out that it was the worst county in d The resolution was carried Dr. Powell, NeweagtIe-Emlyn, moved a vote of thanks to Mr. D. Davies and Lord Kcnvon, and the Rev. Evan Evans. Soar. Lampetcr. seconded. The latter said that it was due to Cardiganshire to say that many of its young people went awav to towns and mining districts and came home after having contracted consumption. That was how the rate was so high. Mr. D. Davie<, in responding, desit with the pomt raised by the Chairman, and snid that, the promoters had absolute sympathy with the ADty- mynydd Sanatorium, and had resolved that it would receive a fair proportion of the funds if they co- operated with the movem'ent. The Sanatorium would be also ..represented on the committee. He proposed a vote of thanks to Co!. Evans. and this was seconded by Lord Kcnyon and passed. THE CRUSADE ACAINbi CONSUMPTION. DEADLY OCCUPATIONS. The table given bctow gives us the- figures shew- ing the influence of different occupations upon th" death-rate from consumption.. The tin-worker showp the highc-t rate of mortatity. Out of 1.000 deaths occurring in this industry, between the ages of 25-65 years, as many as 838 are du" to consumption. The linn-worker, the cutter, the and tile nte-maker, arc aH exposed to irritatina- pflrticl(; of du'-t, which injure the fining of the re.spiratory passages and so make them exceUent soils for the microbe of consumption to grow on. Next, come i.ote! and inn servants, showing a mortaiity as high as 669 per l.CCO. The high ngure in this case is duk- mairdy to two causes. In the first- place, they are pron'' as a class to excessive drinking, and secondly, they are exposed to infection as a result of careless spitting by customers. This high death-rate shows plainly the need of enforcing the regulations against spitting in public places. The spit of the consump- tive patient, loaded wfth reat numbers of microbes dries and then becomes spread about as dust particles carrying with them the microbes. In this Wtly people inhale them and eo contract the disease. When it is fully realized that this is the main source of infection from man to his fellow-man, it will be understood how highly Important it is to deal effectively with the spit of the consumptive. MORTXITY from CONSUMPTION oer 1000 deaths from Different Occuoations. AMLES: Aires, THE CONQt'EST OF CONSUMPTION. E?;(_cu<iv.e Committee:—Qiiairman, ,Mc. David Da\ie-,M.P.:l:o!)orj)'y h-easurers, Lord Kenyon .Jr. l.Jil\'id Duvi< lITr \\ïlJiam Brace, M.P., Sir j{. \¡\Jiallls B¡¡\l'll'.Y. l.kil., the Lord Mayor of f'iudii' Miss (Trebvnh). Su- James H. Df'H!i)Oit(. Bt., C.B., D:. E. D. KvHD.s (Wrexham), ).<) C;!a;tn.-k, Mr A. R. Her- Mr F. W. Gibbins, M'J.F. Greaves. M.E.('.Har)i,M.'H. Haydn Jof'es, M.P.. Mr S. J-j:;Gs, M'- ('. Ver-ibies LIew- .'iyn.('(j).H()n'y Lewis. M). Joseph Sitaw, Lady St. David's, Dr J. Lynn Thomas, C.B., Mr James Venmore, Col. Cornwallis West,, Sir John Wil- li;¡m. Bart., K.C.V.O., Mr P. J. Whcldon; secre- tary, Mr Thomas Jones, M.A. AN APPEAL TO THE CHURCHES. The decision of the representative conference held at Shrewsbury in September last, to commemorate the late KlAg by a national effort to stamp out tuberculosis, has commended itself at once to the !<<ya! ."f'lItilllL'IIt" and religious convictions of tho people of Wales. The Executive Committee appeal, therefore, with confidence to the Christian congre- gationjs throughout the Principality to support the Tuberculosis exacts a heavy toll of human life m al) civilized countries, and especially in parts of Wa!es. Between three and four thousand lives arc tmnuaHy lost in Wales. In addition there are from t''n to twelve thousand disabled victims of this one (hsc.'t-e declining into premature graves. This -uniting and death meant a vast amount of domestic -.orrow and anxiety and irreparable national loss. Poverty and consumption, are closely associated. ,J lI'l as poverty reduces a person's power of resisting so prolonged illn-ess brings dire poverty I;) its train, and the wife and children of the con- -)U):ptive worker, badly housed and ill-nourished, !l1 rNtdy to disease. Medical science has placed within our reach the ¡"I't' to reducc- and in time to eliminate the ravages "f this scourge c'f mankind, but the application of fix knowledge we already possess requires money. Ff)t this money we now appeal. Of the jB500,000 have fPt out to raise, J6125,000 are still re- quind for the carrying on of a prolonged educn- <iona! campaign, the provision of dispensaries and mf.ses, and the establishment of sanatoria. The en'ort to diminish unnecessary suffering is in )\ rmonv with the life of the Founder of the Chris- tian religion, whose birth is commemorated at this "Mson of the year. When Jesus sent the disciples hack to John it was to tell John of the works of i!)!ng done by the Christ: "The blind receive tht!)' sight, and the lame walk. the lepers ate cleansed, and the dea'f hear, and the dead arc raised up." Christmas falls this year on Sunday. We believe it is appropriate that we should invite the members of all the churches in or connected with Wales to dedicated at least one service on Christmas Day to the furtherance of this holy crusade aga<tn)5t suffer- ing, sorrow and loss. We hope all ministers wIH deliver addresses on the movement, and that congre- gations will unite in praying for the Divine bless- ing to rest upon our labours. We venture to suggest that an opportunity should He given for a collection on Christmas Day in aid of th<- f&mptdgn, a.nd we hope all churches will unite In making this Christmas offering. Such concrrega- txmat coUecttons will supplement the gifts mnde by the members as citizens through other channels, and wi)! provide facilities to any who may perchance be overlooked In other collecting agencies. All sums received will be acknowedged by the honorary trea- surers In the public press and In the report to he published when the 'fund is completed. On behalf of the Executive Committee, DAVID DAVIES, Chairman.