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it Board of Guardians ',1 CHAIRMAN RESIGNS. | ALLEGED GROSS NEGLECT. The fortnightly meeting of the Board was tld at the Temple Buildings on Friday. '» vice-chairman. Rev. R. C. Joues, presi- d, and there were present the Rev. J. N. -am, Llangybi* Miss C. Bankes-Price, 36srs. J. C. Harford. Lampeter, W. Inglis nes. Derrv Ormond, B. J. Evans, LJan- kt D. H. Ja mes. Ll.mllwni, D. Evans, and 'omas Tho'nas, Pencarrc-g, D. Davies, Llan- Vys, Evan Davies, and T. G. Williams, i inwenog, and JjnivS Jones, Rhosycorn, i fch Messrs. J. E. Llo.yd, clerk. P. D. Rees, .ktant clerk, D. Evans and T. Evans, re- ving officers, and James Evans, master. Statistics. Outdoor-relief administered during the past fortnight for the Lampeter district, t39 Is. Id. to 106 paupers; for the Llany- byther district £-10 3s. Gd. to 116 paupers. Number of inmates in the House 27, last year corresponding period 24. Number of vagrants relieved during the fortnight 144, last year corresponding period, 122. The Medical Officership. Dr. Abel Evans, the medical officer of health, wrote, informing the Board that he had taken Dr. D. George Lloyd, of New- castle Emlyn, into partnership, and asked the Board to appoint him as his deputy- vaccination officer.—Mr. B. J. Evans: There are other doctors in Lampeter, but I sup- pose he is a capable man.—Mr. Harford: You are not appointing a new doctor. You only make a temporary appointment.—The Chairman: Dr. Lloyd is coming to stay in Lampeter.—Mr. Harford: I propose that we appoint Dr. Lloyd for three months. Mr. David Evans proposed that the matter should be adjourned.—Mr. John Jones seconded.— Mr. David Evans: How would you like, Mr. Chairman, to have a child vaccinated by a man you know nothing about.Rev. J. N. Evans: Leave the matter to Dr. Evans. Mr. Harford: You cannot refuse unless you dismiss Dr. Evans.—The Chairman: The matter is in Dr. Evans' liands.M,r. B. J. Evans: Leave it open.—The Rev. J. N. Evans: I propose that we leave it to the dis- cretion of Dr. Evans.—Mr. D. Evans sec- onded, and this was agreed to. Poverty. Miss Price mentioned the case of a woman residing in St. Thomas-street, whose two children were ill. She thought it was a deserving case.—Mr. Harford proposed that the matter be left to the relieving officer, and this was agreed to. Bonus. The Clerk reported that a pauper-inmate, named Thomas Shaw, had been doing some decorative work in the House, and it. was the custom to give a bonus when they left. —It was agreed to give 10s. Neglected Children. The Master reported that on the 8th inst. Inspector Roberts, N.S.P.C.C., brought into the House four children of Mary Evans, Llwyncelynbach. a pauper, in receipt of re- relief. They were all in an exceedingly dirty condition, and covered with vermin, and it was with much difficulty that they could be made clean. The House. The House Committee reported that it was decided to have six new "Peveril" fire grates placed in the different rooms of the house. The Master was also directed to provide the four children recently admitted Into the House with necessary clothes. The Visitors' Book contained a report by Mr Harford, which stated that everything was in good order and all rooms, beds, and baths clean and tidy and the children and inmates comfortable and contented. A Pathetic Case. A young woman, residing in the parish of Llanfair, appeared before the Board, and said she was in need of help. She had two children, and her husband was ill in bed. At present she had no food in the hou.se.—Mr. B. J. Evans recited the facts connected with the case. The applicant's husband was a gardener and callJO' from Manchester to Glan- dennys. He was out of employment, but lie did not think he was one of those fond of working. The woman was a hard worker and deserved hclp.-The Guardians offered the applicant the house, but the woman 011 hearing the decision sobbed bitterly, and left the room in company of the lady Guard- ian, who pointed out to her that the House offered a good home. Chairman Resigns. The Clerk read the ioliowing letter from Mr. D. Daviea; J.P., Velindie, chairman of the Board :Please convey to the Guard- i ians and accept the same yourself, my very sincere thanks for the great kindness and sympathy shown to me during my enforced absence through continued illness. As there is no prospect of my getting any better I shall deem it a favour if the Guardians will accept my resignation of the chairmanship of the Board, with which the Guardians were pleased to entrust me for so long a time. I find it difficult to find words to adequately I express my feelings of gratitude to the Guardians and officials for the great kind- nose and consideration which I have invari- ibly received from them during my long tenure of office."—Mr. Harford: He has told us that a year ago when the year is ended. The year is not endpcl.-The Rev. J. N. Evans suggested that the matter be left as it was, as that would come very soon.—The Clerk pointed out that the year ended on April 15th.—The suggestion was adopted. Gross Neglect. The Clerk ai ') read a communication from Mr. Long Price, clerk to the Llansawel mag- istrates, which was as follows:—"T am dir- ected by the Llansawel iJench of magistrates to write and inform you that the disgusting state of the house and the filthy condition of the children 01 Jlary Evans, of Llwyncel- ynbach, Llancrwys, as disclosed by the evi- dence adduced on a, charge preferred against her at the Town Hall, Llansawel, by Ins- pector Roberts, N.S.P.C.C., for neglecting her children, in the opinion of the bench showed very gross neglect on the part of the officials of the Lampeter Union and Rural District Council, particularly the Relieving Officer, the Sanitary Inspector, and the Medical Officer of Health.—The Chairman: That is not a bit too strongly worded.—Mr. B. J. Evans pointed out that their sanitary inspector visited the place but the woman declined to open the door and defied him. He should like 10 know in cases of that sort if the inspector had authority and power to force an entrance.—The Clerk said he did not think he had.—The Rev. J. N. Evans: He has reported it to the Lhinyhyther Rural ,yv, .y.

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