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LLANDILO GUARDIANS. 1 MARKED-DECREASE IN VAGRANCY.! The fortnightly meeting of this Board, Was held on Saturday, when there "were 1 present Mr. John Lewis (chairman), Evan Davies (vice-chairman), Lord) Dynevor, Mrs. Roberts., Messrs. Arthu r Williams, Dan Jones, W. Roberts, J. Morgan, D. W. Lewis, Gomet Harries, • Williams, W. Stephens, L. IS". Poweli, W. Humphreys. J. Bevan, Caleb Thomas, J. Richards, David Davids, R. Matthews, John Thomas, W. lloberts, Lewis Bo wen, J. L. livillianii, D. Thomas W. Y. V Richards, Dan Danes, the clerk (Mr. K. i Shiplsy Lewi?), the deputy clerk (Mr. D. Jones-Morris). „ f The House. The Master reported that the number of inmates was 67, against 69 in the cor- I responding period last year. Vagrants j I relieved for fortnight, 76, against 194 t corresponding period last roar. Divine service had been heJd at the hoiise by the Rev. Datil. Jones (Independent). The Rev. J. Thompson Jenkins had given the men tobacco, for which he was thanked. The House Committee recommended tbatj the master he paid th- sum of for f supersntendency of work at T.vgwyn Quarry. It 'as also recommended that the district nurse be en^n-rod fit a sum of 10s. per quarter. an' hat the mid- wife be paid for each cas" There was I demurring to t?u> !/><•••• ing- t'no adoption of ;• t"'i" Air. Goiaer s Harries said they had fully discussed the matter, and he understood it was the usual fee. The midwife was the oiili- qualified nurse available.—Mrs. Roberts » agreed. They would not do it for less.- Mr. Arthur Williams said the fee at Ammanford was 10s. (xL-Mr. Matthews agreed that it was the usual charge.— Mr. Arthur Williams: It is so at Cwm- amman-Mr. W. Williams observed that it was their duty to try to get the same terms at Llandilo. There was no reason that they should pay above the usual rate. There was a tendency in regard to public bodies to doublo the charges. He moved that the House Committee should seek the services of some other person if the fee c ould not be the usual one.—Th e Master 6aid the nurse got l?s. Gd, per ease out- side the house.—Mr. Wm. Williams: Why more in the workhouse?—Mr. Evan Davies said he knew the woman, Mrs. I?ewis. very weU. and urged that they i should get the fee as low as they possibly > could.—The Master said the woman gave < very careful attention to the cases.—Mrs. Roberts said that in bad weather she had the bridge to cross, as she lived in Lljkn- j dilo, and had to go early in the morning, She was the only one obtainable. Of course, if they could get anyone cheaper. M them do so.—Mr. Evan Davies failed to see why public; bodies should be charged more than others. It was the usual complaint. If Mr. W. Williams moved it should be 10s. 6d., ho would second it. He knew the woman to be very reasonable, and he did not think sho would exact more than she got elsewhere. —The Clerk said their previous arrange- ment with the district nurse was S20 a year.* That person was a qualified mirl- wife, but the present district nurse was not, and, as recommended by the House Committee, they had reduced the amount to tio per anntvm. The master had told them that Mrs. Lewis was the only quali- fied woman they could appoint.—The Master said that a case often meant visiting the house for nine or ten days.— Mr. Wm. Williams asked if the nurse at the workhouse was asked to do anything different to what she did in private cases. -The Master: Exactly the same.—Mrs. Roberts said she might have to be attend- ing for a month.—Mr. W. Williams said it was not different in private houses.— The Chairman remarked that in such a case the Board would no doubt bo pre- pared to make an allowance.—It was then proposed by Mr. Gomer Harries, and seconded by Mrs. Roberts, tfcat the report I he adopted as a whole.—Mr. Wm. Wil- liams moved as an amendment that the I .midwife be asked in future to attend at the same fee as in private cases. He j had not been convinced that ther houlr be any difference.—In reply to Mr. L. N. Powell, it was stated that the present I' midwifery fee was Cl.-TI)e Master here made a correction as to outside fees. He said that he had afterwards been in- formed that the midwife had been paid I lAq. in cases at Ffairfach and in others 12s. r)d.-It was agreed that the fee should be 12s. 6d. The Cook Resigns. ) The Master reported that the cook had resigned her position. In reply to the question as to why the master said that I she was tired of work in the institution. 'I -On the recommendation of the master, who gave her a very high character, Miss May .Tones, the children's trainer, was promoted to the post at the salary paid to the resigning cook, viz., S30 a year. Home for the Children. I The Clerk reported that he had received from the Local Government Board the necessary authority for executing a lease l on Bank House at Llandilo as a home for children now in the house. The rent was tlg a year. He pointed out that it was necessary that they should insure t'be premises tor the sum. of £ 800. Mr. Evan Davies thought the amount was high in proportion, to the rent. The (jlerk: The rent is low.—Mr. Powell: You wouldn't build it for that.-Mr.' Evan Davies: The point is the value of it to- day in the market.—The Clerk said the lessor wished it, and he would put it to her again. It was suggested that S500 would be enough.—Mr. Evan Davies: We shall pay this premium, and if anyflimg happens the owner will have ESOO, it-,ii ehe would be much better off than if the house was sold.-Lord Drncvor: We ehould have to build ourselves.-Mrs. Robert?- And ynn would never build a house like that for it.-It was agreed to insure it for the amount mentioned — Mr. Matthews thought they had a very fair value.—Lord Dynevor said they would have to take steps to insure the furniture—Mr. Evan Bevies still held that it was inconsistent to pay that price. The premium was to be Is. 6d. in the E. Jones' appointment as medical "oilieer for the North District was ratified. The Belgian Refugees. f Mr Powell asked to be allowed to mènt;m one matter. The Belgian Refugee Committee at Ffairfach had taken another house to accommodate more Belgian refugees. The people of the neighbourhood were very kiad to furnish e last h^u. Some little difficulty was experienced in the present instance. They bad some Rparo tables in the workhouse, and he consulted the Master and had two "ef them which were not in use sent over. —The Board approved of the course adopted.

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