FOOTBALL NOTES. ILLANELLY, 1 converted goal, 1 try; ABER- AVON, 1 converted goal. Saturday's fixture at Aberavon produced some very spirited football, and a more varied -and sparkling display has not been seen on the ground this season, as bright and pretty incidents of play kept excitement at fever heat right throughout. All three tries scored were splendidly secured. The opening one by W. -Jonas, the Aberavon centre, was very smartly -got, and was a piece of capital opportunism. The irony of fate came shortly afterwards, when from some open forward work Pandy Rees went through in great style and scored for the Scarlets. This Aberavon player had filled a vacancy in the Llanelly ranks, and a rattling good forward game lie played, al- though his usual position is full-back or centre three-quarter. Following this came the masterpiece of the .Illatch, when Dai Lloyd, the Scarlets' inside half, brilliantly went over on his own in per- Ifect fashion. Taking the ganieonthe whole, there was very little to choose between the respective • -organisations, but LIanelly just about deserved their victory. On. the Llanelly side Beynon did only fair at full-back. Of the. three-quar- ters Willie Arnold, Harold Thomas, and the new man, Evan Davies, did well. Dai Lloyd played a great game at half, and was well. partnered by Ivor Jones. Of a sturdy and use- ful pack TrJm Evans, Watts, Phillips, and Pandy Rees were always conspicuous. -0- LLANELLY II., 14 points; BRITON FERRY, I nil. It would be unfair to take the result of this match as the relative strength of the two teams, for Briton Ferry went to Stradey with .several players short, though they were fortu- nate in securing good substitutes at Llanelly. "On the day's fornI, and as the teams were composed, the Seconds held the upper hand throughout, but more especially in the second half. Up to the interval only one try had been scored, J. Evans putting on three points for Llanelly Seconds. In the second half W. -Jones kicked a. goal from a. penalty, and Marsh and D. J. Walters scored a try each for the home team. The Seconds would have bad a I -greater lead were it not for the stern defence of Wyman and Edwards. jBAYCLIFFE (SWANSEA), 3 tries; ORIENTAL I STARS, nil. The Oriental Stars gave a. very poor display I against Bayclifte (Swansea) at Stradey on 'Saturday. Throughout the encounter the visi- tors were in the ascendency, the display of the homesters being of a very low standard. Xjrlyn Davies, the homo custodian, dislocated his shoulder early in the game, and had to Tetire. -0- The Llanelly R.F.C. Committee have done well to allow a, game at Stradey on Saturday next, after the game between Llanelly and Pontypool. No doubt, there will be a large <Towd of junior enthusiasts present to witness the struggle between Bryncaerau (cup winners, second division)* and the Halfway Wallabies, who have challenged tllem. -0- A benefit match for the player who was in- jured in the trial match at the Dimpath is about to be arranged. -0- o The Llanelly League are awaiting the deci- sion of the Swansea League with regard-to the date for the League game. Llanelly have offered Ajril 30th. The Llanelly League team -is to be selected on Saturday night next. The suggestion that an hour's sports should be arranged before this League encounter is to be brought up at the next meeting.
ASSOCIATION. I — i SWANSEA UNITED, 3 goals; LLANELLY, I nil. Llanelly played Swansea United at the St. Ihonias Athletic Ground on Saturday. Play was very keen in the first half, but in the second moiety Swansea showed better form. Llanelly Villa, 8 goats; Corinthians, nil.
HORRORS OF WAR. I LECTURE BY R. A .M.C. MAN. I On Sunday, Mr T. Mabbett, late of Swansea, delivered an interesting lecture on the above topic at Castle Buildings, Llanelly. Mr. H. Jepson presided. Mr Mabbett said be went through the South African Campaign as a stretcher-bearer in the .-13tli Infantry Brigade, attached to the 6th Division, under General Knox. He had seen actual warfare ,and all its ghastly horrors and cruelties. He was in the fighting line at Modeler River, Paardeburg, Dreitfontein, Bel- mont, Frankfort-, and other famous battles. There was no democracy in the appointment of officers. A young wealthy Russian, prince. '27 years of age, with very little knowledge of English, acted as lieutenant to the Kitchener Scouts. He had also met wealthy young "Gernmns as officers in our army. The Boers knew their country, and loved their homes. They actually swamped us in many engage- ment#. At Blueera.nts they disabJed over 400 of our men with guns they had captured from Methuen's troops. The Dutch, wives and I daughters were particularly brave and pat- riotic. They held their homes fearlessly until I ■driven to shelter in refugee camps. Even there they would wile away hours singing their Majuba anthem. Enteric and dysentery i carried away more lives than did Boer am- niunition. These diseases were due to bad 'drinking-water. In many eases water was used from the midst of cattle in filthy rivers. Hundreds died and were buried as in the days of the Plague. The coffins were blankets, and the graves trenches. The Colonials were by I far inore callous and. cruel. Their destruction of the village of Fnnkfort, and the subse- quent looting, were, a. black page on our mili- tary history. The shooting of the Boer lad. Kruger, for wearing khaki was another cruel and barbarous incident. To many officers war was a great sport. The speaker was n<Av con- vinced that those who made war, and profited by war, should be set to fight it alone.. It was "run" by capitalists for capitalists. Mr. B. G. AdanLö said the British Army was 'not maintained for foreign service. It was merely an auxiliary to the police force, and ■gave authority to the Riot Act. It took 250.000 disciplined British troops to put down 60,000 untrained Boer farmers. Mr. D. F. Griffiths quoted a French states- man, who computed that seven shillings out •of -every pound collected in taxation througb- out the so-called civilised, world xvere spent on • armaments. Wars, and even "rumours of I wars," were gold mines to Jewish money- lenders, proprietors of Jingo newspapers, card- board-sole boot manufacturers, fruitless-jam makers, and diseased meat providers. War was wasteful, and absolutely unnecessary. The boy scout was a pathetic object. Messrs. T. Thomas. G. James, and H. Rus- •-3eii, also spoke.
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I Llanelly Cricket Club. I PROSPECTS FOR THE COMING SEASON. I i CLUB OUT OF DEBT. The annual meeting of the Llanelly Cricket Club was held at the Thomas Arms Hotel on Thursday night, Mr. B. Percy Rees presiding. Mr. E. E. Bailey (secretary)) submitted his report, which showed that fifteen matches were played last season, four of which were won, four lost, -and seven drawn. The Chairman observed that, considering that the Club had only Clough as a profes- 1 sional last year, they did very well, but ad- mitted "that the batting averages were nor, as good as they should have been, which could I be attributed to the little practice put in by the players. The practice last season was the worse they had ever seen at Stradey. The committee had engaged two excellent profes- sionals for the coming season, and he hoped more attention would be .paid to practices. Mr. R. B. Phillips (treasurer), in submitting his report, said that. for the first time for many years they were able to show a credit balance (hear, "hear). As the result of the game aranged with Mr Percy Bush last year a sum of £ 70 was handed over to the committee by the Llanelly Football Club, and the lec- ture arranged by Mr. Cliff Bowen had also realised a sum of £ 15 2s. 6d. The. subscrip- tions also showed a gratifying increase, the amount received being Z102 5s. 6d., compared with zP,73 19s. lOd. for the year 1908. These good results had enabled the committee to pay off a debit balance of R42 12s. 4d. with which they started the season. The gate receipts for the last season compared favourably with the pre- ceding year, but those of the second eleven had' fallen off, due probably to their failure in the early part of the season. The committee were engaged in providing better accommoda- tion for a tennis section, and it would be their endeavour during the coming season to im prove this section as well as the edcket." Their prospects were good for next summer. The total number of subscribers was 182, comparod with 125 for the previous year. The total re- ceipts amounted to E235 8s. 3d., and the. ex- penditure to R229 5s. 2d., leaving a credit balance of e6 13s. Id. (applause). Mr. Burn asked whether there were any outstanding accounts. Mr. Phillips: Not to my knowledge. The Chairman said the balance .sheet war. one of the best submitted since the club had been in existence. A. great deal of credit was due to Mr. Bailey for the activity he had dis- played in collecting the subscriptions. He proposed the adoption of the balance sheet. Mr. John Howell seconded, and the motion was carried. The Chairman proposed the re-election of Mr. C. W. Mansel Lewis as president of ilie club. Mr. Lawrence Evans seconded, and the motion was agreed to. The following were added to the list of vice- presidents Miss Stepney, Messrs. J. Eccles, Lewis Jenkins (Briton Ferry), and W. H. Ed- wards (Morri st on). The following were elected, to act on the committeeMessrs. R. B. Phillips, Frank J. Rees, John Howell. A. M. Jones. n. W. Nielioll, H. M. Griffiths, and Cliff Bowen. Mr. Percy Rees was unanimously re-elected captain of the lirst. eleven, and Mr. Hugh Howell was elected vice-captain. Mr. E. E. Bailey was elected captain of the second eleven, and Mr. Frank Rees captain of the tennis section. With regard lito the appointment of a trea- surer, the Chairman said Mr. R. B. Phillips was desirous of being relieved of the duties, as he had not sufficient time to do the work, Mr. Phillips said he had been ably suppor- ted by, Mr. Bailey, who, if appointed to do the dual work of secretary and treasurer, would be a very valuable asset to the club (hear, hear). He proposed accordingly. The Chairman seconded, and Mr. Bailey was unanimously appointed. JUNIOR CRICKETERS. I Mr. R. B. Phillips said a number of junior cricketers in the town were desirous of becom. ing members of the (-Job, and he was of opinion that it would be to the benefit of the club if the younger members came forward, because at some future date they would he able to assist the first and second elevens. The committee would he prepared to give them every assistance at the practice meetings. If they could only do away with a few difficulties which they could not at present surmount, they might be able to form a third eleven. Mr. John Howell said there was a feeling among some of the younger cricketers that if they came down to Stradey they would not get. a. chance, because the older members wanted to go in first. If anything of the kind had taken place it had been done unwittingly. It was mainly due to the bashfulness of the players. Some people had stated that there was a class distinction between the players, but, he wanted to deny that. The players wanted to encourage the younger cricketers. The Chairman said lie hoped to have better facilities on the mat. next season. The following are flie fixtiii-es for the coming season:— 30- FIRST ELEVEN". April 30— I May 7—Briton Ferry Home May May 16— May 21-Neath Away May 28—Second Welsh Regiment Home .)une4—Haudovery .Away f:, iä=-l'ca. :( .T'.m.elS—?euth Home June 25—Second Welsh. Regiment Away July 2—Cardiff .HulIle .h]ly9—Xeath .Awuy ::} 'Isca" :}t;: Julv 85—Cardie "A\lV July 30—Briton Ferry Steelworks Away August l—BL-iton Ferry Sts?lwor?s Home August 6—Neath ,Hollle August 13—Briton Ferry .Awa.' August 20-Hund:)very ,A \ay August 27-^ Sept. Away Sept. 10 — SECOND ELEVEN. April 30- May 7—Llangennech .Awav May 14-Swansea IT. .Awav May 21—Neath II Home May 28—Kidwelly Away ,HoniO June IS-Burry Port Away .1 25- I. July 2—Neath Seconds Away July S Pontybeiyin Home July 16—Swansea, See-oiids Away .Iul' 23-Y.M.C.A., Morriston Hom" July 30—Llangennech ,HoJl1o August 1— August 6—Pontyberem Away August 13—Burry Pf?rt .H01!1C August 90—FeHnf^ul Away t: ¿9.=-f;o(;1 :&; Sept. -ttiseii Seconds Home Sept. 10,- I
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I Caecotton Pathway. I To the Editor of the Llanelly Mercury." Sir.—I noticed a few weeks ago a paragraph in your paper re the above, and that Mr. W. B. Jones had been so is to ansv er a question put by one "Pedestrian." I am very glad that this matter has been taken up at the Council meeting, but I should like to know from the Surveyor when this path is going to be made fit for people to walk over. Further, I think the ratepayers ought to look them- selves into matters like this, and see that their money is not spent to repair their own path- ways which are being cut simply for the sake of one person, or they should make that per- son repair the pathway at his own cost. How- ever, I think the only remedy we have for things like this is to stop the carts coming over it,-and I hope that one of cur councillors will have the pluck to bring it up at the next meeting, seeing that our old and'tried mem- ber, Mr. Jones, ha.s started. Hoping you will give this letter the publicity you have given the other letters, and wishing your paper fur- tlier suce,ess,-I am, etc., CONSTANT READER.
Shall Drunkards be sent to Jail ? To the Editor of the" Llanelly Mercury." Sir,—The Government have just issued the minutes of evidence given before a Depart- mental Committee of the Home Office on the working of the Probation Act. This evidence proves that it is possible to reform drunkards and protect society without resorting to fine or imprisonment, which seldom does either. Several London magistrates gave specfic evidence as to the great value they had found the condition of Total Abstinence in reforming offenders during their probationary period. One witness, in answer to a query by the chairman, Mr. Herbert. Samuel, M.P., as to whether it had been made a condition in any of the probation orders that a probationer should abstain from intoxicants, replied "Yes," and that he bad found "this condition very beneficial." "Perhaps the worst case I have had." he said, "was a young man charged with stealing a bicycle. Drink had been at the bottom of his failure all along. He was an outcast, practically, from his father's home. Drink was the one thing which had hindered him front keeping a situation, and the magistrate bound him over not to en- ter a public-house or to drink. He has com- pleted his time now, lie has a nice little sum in the bank, and has a good situation, and when I last saw him he was full of gratitude to the magistrate who had given'him the op- portunity, end he said that one of the things that had helped him most. I was the fact that when he wanted to go into a public-house dared not, because lie was afraid, the police- man would see him." Now here is direct proofi that the pledge, with the fear of the La-fr behind it. will do what punishment, will not, do, and the time has surely come when this method should be more generally adopted. The drunkard needs sympathy, encourage- ment, and help, rather than punishment. He is not an ordinary criminal; his offence is often accidental. A thief sets out to steal, but a. drinker seldom sets out to get drunk, but. simply succumbs to a legalised system, which makes it easv for him to get drunk. If any offender is entitled to special considera- tion, it is the drunkard offender. The crucial moment to attempt his reform is when his habit has brought him. within the- power of the law,and experience now proves that the Abstinence.condition will do this more effec- tively than any other method. It further sn'res the offender the stain of convicticn. which is of vital importance 4) an offender N\-I) i ch is of vital. ii.)ipo,-t-I ii(,(, fo all ()iT(-ii(ler pt ry. The mistake which is so freauently made is to regard the first drink-caused offence as too trivial for any punishment other than a small fine or payment of costs, and the man is re- leased without any restriction being placed upon the habit which has oi),-e caused him jr, break the law. Unless restricted, urink will, in all probability, again be the cause of ins being brought into court, by which lime the drink ha bit has often got so great a. held of the man that it is difficult, and sometimes im- possible. for him to break it. Once drink has brought, a man into court, the court, should exercise to the full the power they now have under the Probation Act, and make Tota). Abstinence for at least one year a con- dition of probation in lieu of the maximum punishment. Many London stipendiavy magisfrates and some judges are doing fi and express themselves satisfied with the suits. I Rhall he pleased to forward particulars and j literalii-• on receipt of a stamped envelope.— I am. etc.. WAT,'I'EP, Tfoii. ,P.1'. I Marian House.. Leicester. 1 I
SCALDED TO DEATH. I Mr. W. W. Brodie conducted an inquest at Ammanford on Monday, touching the death of Griffith. John Davies, Glynderwen, Bettws. a. child, eighteen months old, who died, on Friday morning. George Davies, collier, father of the (le- ceased said, that on March 20th. while he was upstairs, he. heard the (](,,coiserl (.i-y"i,-ig in its mother's arms, having been scalded on. the neck. Mary Ann Davies, "mother of the deceased, said that on the morning in question she took the teapot from the hob, and poured out a- cup of tea on the table. The deceased was then a couple of yards away. While she waj putting back the teapot, she heard the child scream, and found on enquiry what was the matter— that he had upset the tea over himself, and scalded his neck. Dr. n. H. Price said death was due to con- vulsions, accelerated by the scald. The jury returned, a verdict that deceased was accidentally scalded.
Tinplaters' Health. I .HOME OFFICE INQUIRY. I The HomeOffiüe have appointed Dr Collis, one of their medical experts, to inquire into and, if possible, ascertain the cause of a somewhat mysterious disease which is said to affect men engaged in. the manufacture, of tin- platos iii South Wales and Gloucestershire. Dr. Collis has been instructed to medically examine 1000 men engaged in the industry, and he will begin his investigations within the course of the next few days. The Hoine Office has issued circulars to the whole of the employers in the trade, asking ior their assistance and co-operation, as it is the intention of Dr. Collis to pay surprise visits to the various works, select men on the spot, and at once examine them. The action of the Home Office is the outcome of represen- tations made to them by a number of Trade Unions, and the latter are advising their mem- hers to help in every possible way. The object of the investigation, is to discover whether the flux used in the tinning process .in tite finishing department contains anv poisonous substanco, and to what extent it affects the health of the men. At present jt is not known whether the flux itself is the real cause of the disease; or whether it, is traceable to other influences. The men affected com- plain ot severe pains in the chest, and diffi- culty of breathing, accompanied by some amount of wasting, It has frequently been found that when the wind is blowing in par- ticular directions menaro suddenly taken ill, and have to cease work. It is believed that the present investigation may result in tin- plate workers being included in an amending clause of the industrial diseases section of the Compensation Act. I We feel sure that local tinplaters will wel- come the inquiry. V-
I Mynydd Mawr Railway I Fatality. i -1 I COLLIER RUN OVER BY A TRAIN. CORONER'S APPEAL TO THE WORKMEN. An inquest was held by Mr. W. W. Brodie at Capel Als Schoolroom* on Monday evening, respecting the death of David Griffiths (34), Penyrhodyn, Felinfoel. which took place at the Hospital on Saturday morning, as a result of inj uries sustained by being run over on the Mynydd Mawr Railway by a train of trucks. Mr. David Randell (of the firm of Messrs. Randell, Saunders, and Randell) represented the Miners' Federation of Great Britain. Tho'nas Jones, Rhandirfelin House, Felin- foel, haulier, stated that the body viewed by the jury was that of his son-in-law, who re- sided at Penyrhodyn. Deceased, who was 34 years of age. had enjoyed good health during the last, twelve months. The Cororer: Has he been subjected to any- thing? Witness: He had a fainting lit three .vears ago? Dr. Evan Evans said lie first saw the de- ceased being carried down Old Road on a stretcher at about 8.30 on Saturday morning, and subsequently examined him at the Hos- pital, where he died at 10.30. The cause of death was shock, due to injuries. The upper part of both deceased's thighs was badly mangled. The Coroner: Were they consistent with a train of trucks having passed over himYes. I suppose it was a hopeless case from the first?—Yes. First-aid had been rendered by some of the men?—Yes. Albert Dawson, plasterer, 2 Mount Pleasant, stated that on April 2nd he was going to work at Pontyberem by the workmen's train on the Mynydd Mawr Railway. The Coroner: In which coach were YOU riding? Witness: In the second saloon. The Coroner: Were you on the outside or the inside of the saloon'?—Ooutside. Do you remember the train approaching Caeglas?—Yes, and about a couple of hundred yards before we got there I saw three persons jump off the train. How fast was the train travelling then?— From seven to eight miles an hour, as near as I could guess. Was the deceased one of them?—Yes. Did he manage to get clear off or not?— From what I could see he must have dropped on some stones, and turned towards the car- riage. It was a rough place. was if ?—Yes. Did lie fall against the carriage?—Before lie could get on his feet the next. carriage struck him. and he was knocked forward. Was he knocked under the truck ?—One leg was over the line, but I could not see all that happened very well, because there was a curve in the line. 'Did the train stop?—Yes, at Caegla«. and on going back I founel deceased on the line. Had the carriages passed over him ?—Yep. Did. lie say anything to you ?—All he said was, "It is all over." He was brought down to Llanelly ?—-Yes. James Evans, guard in the employ of the Mynydd Mawr Bail way Company, said he lived at Trostre Road, and was in charge of the train referred to by the last witness. The Coroner: Do the men jump off wnh your authority or not ? Witness: No, sir. Is. there any notice ¡¡gainsr it ¥e: there is a notice in. each, carriage. Do you follow that up with verbal advice? —Yes. Can you say -why deceased jumped off ?—No. It has been suggested to me that by jump- ing where he did. deceased would have saved some distance to the Capel Hall Colliery?— That may be. It is quite possible that such is the case?— Yes. The Coroner, in summing up, said he was afraid deceased, in jumping off the train while it was in motion, did so at his own risk. A verdict, of "Accidental death" was re- turned. The Coroner: This is the second occasion in which a fatality .lias occurred by persons, iumping off trains in motion on this particu- lar railway, and, seeing that the company have taken the precaution of putting notices up in each carriage, warning persons of the risk they run in doing sn. I can only express the hope that. they will obey the instructions in future The Foreman (Mr..T. Simleft): It is a wonder there are not, more accidents. I have been on the Mynvdd Mawr train, and have seen many ;"II)T)ing off ivlijle it was in motion. Cor ner: The company cannot do more .1, i 't rn notices. The Foreman: There is no fault on the mnllagement. The Coroner: None whatever. I
Mr Llewelyn Williams' Speech I LIBEL ACTION DISCONTINUED. I An interesting libel action which was ex- pected to come oil for trial in the summer in London has come to a premature end. The plaintiff was the Earl of Jersey, and the de- fendant Mr. Llewelyn Williams, the member for the Carmarthen Boroughs. On the Plst. September 'last Mr. Williams addressed a crowded meeting in support of the Budget at the Adys Road Council School. Dnlwich, in connection with the proposed lax on undeveloped land and the increment duty, and drew an illustration from Swansea. A report of that speech appeared in the South London Press. Lord Jersey, through his solicitors (Messrs. Fresh.fields), took objec- tion to the speech and endeavoured to get Mr Williams to withdraw his statement and to sign an apology. That Mr. Williams refused to do. and in November last a writ claiming £ 500 damages for libel and slander was issued asainst hinJ. A defence was put in for Mr. Williams, and the pleadings were closed. The time for giving notice of ititil having ex pired, the plaintiff's solicitors were informed that unless they proceeded with the action an application to dismiss it would be made. Thereupon, the plaintiff's solicitors took out a summons for leave to discontinue the proceed- ings. and an order was on Saturday made dis- continuing the action and ordering the plaintiff, the Earl of Jersey, to pay the defen- dant's costs. The defendant was represented in the proceedings by Mr John T. Lewis, soli- citor, Chrneery Lane.
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I BOARD OF I GUARDIANS. The fort-nightly meeting of the Board of Guardians was held on Thursday, Mr. J. LI. Thomas presiding. There were also present Revs. D. Geler Owen, W. C. Jenkins, David Davies, W. Trevor Jones, Messrs. Thos Jones, W. Y. Nevill, Joseph Harry. Wi#B. Jones, M. Joseph, Morgan Thomas, William .Pugh, and Morton Evans, together with the Clerk (Mr. D. C. Edwards), the Deputy Clerk (Mr. J. H. I Blake), the Master (Mr. Joseph Be van), and Relieving Officers White, Longhurst, and Griffiths. The Master's report showed that there were 294 inmates in the house during the last fort- night. as compared with 278 for the corres- ponding period of last year. The number of vagrants relieved was 479, as against 559 for the same period of last year. A married man, 34 years of age, applied for relief. He was engaged as a plasterer by a local contractor, but had only worked one week during the past eleven weeks. He had a wife and four children dependent. Appli- cant had no club, neither did he receive any- thing from the Plasterers' Union. His wife kept a lodging-house for Mrs. Keenan, for which she received 6s. a week. Mr. Pllgh: If the applicant had been in compliance in the Plasterers' Union he would receive 10s. a week. The Clerk: What is the reason that he does not receive the money ? The Officer: He has not looked after himself as lie ought to. It was decided to grant relief in kind for a fortnight. I UNNECESSARY ARTICLES. I A widow. whose husband was recently I killed, applied for relief. Applicant's hus- band was a greengrocer, and after his death the applicant sold the horse and cart. She made an application for relief five weeks ago, which was declined. About eighteen months ago applicant received £ 200 from one of her relatives. The Officer said he saw a number of receipts in respect, of goods supplied to the shop. Out of the £ 200, applicant paid her sister a sum of iP,48, which sIk had previously lent her. She had a son apprenticed with a shoemaker. earning Is. 6d. a week. The applicant could not. give a better account as too where the money had gone to, but her husband was fre- quently spending some of the E200. She had bous-ht some articles which were not abso- lutely necessary, such as a second-hand piano and other things. She was now destitute. Mr. Thomas Jouee: If the Officer is satisfied that the money has been spent, in the proper way, she should be relieved. Mr. Prgh: Is she destitute? The Officer: I believe so. Mr. Thomas Jones: I believe the case has been fairly investigated. I propose that we grant 7s. a week. Mr. Pugh seconded, and the motion was carried. CHILD'S SERIOUS CONDITION. I The Officer reported that a child, whose father resided at Custom House Baiih, had been recommended for admission. Thechild, was- very ill and emaciated; Its mother had, from time to time, been an inmate of the House. The father was at present out of em- ployment, hut, was formerly employed as a haulier hy Mr. John Davies, Laketield. The doctor \vas very anxious that the child should be admitted, because it was seriously ill. The Clerk: Where is the mother? The Officer: Thev do not know where she has gone to. The child was born in the house about iive months ago. Rev. David Dav.i"s appealed to the Board to admit the child, because the doctor had re- commended that hsliould be admitted ) im- mediately. Whatever pro< eedinps they would take against 1111" father. they should admit the child. He admitted that they bad had con- siderable trouble with the parents. The Clerk suggested that the Officer should again con sob- the doctor and the Inspector of the N.S.P. Mr. W. P..Jones: Do you not think it would be better for ihe Officer to admit 1he child, and then sc" what- can. he done1 If we don't. the child will be subjected to unnecessary pain and suffering. We ought to take imme- diate proceedings against the father. The c'lerk: Yes, you are right; that is the proper course to pursue. Mr. Puglr: The doctor has stated that the child is seriously ill. It was decided to admit the. child, and to communicate with the N.S.P.C.C. with a view of taking immediate steps against the father. LLANELLY BOARD TOO LENIENT. A labourer who had fractured his ribs, ap- peared. before the Board and applied for ad- mission. The Chairman said the applicant w.-is until recently lodging hi the Llaneliy Union. He removed bonl nine days a -o to another parish. He sustained the, accident while he resided in their parish. The Clerk: The applicant does not belong to us. Mr. W. B. Jones: Is he a wayfarer? The Chairman: No. He is employed by a contractor. The Clerk: It is a case for the Swansea Union. Applicant, in reoly to Mr. W. B. Jones, said he had a son in the 171,11 Lancers. The Relieving Officer: The applu-an; longs to the Swansea Union, but they have sent him down here. Mr. W. B. Jones: We can admit him on condition that he will pay for his maintenance after he has comm«-'nc<>d to w ark. Applicant: Mr. White advised me 10 here. The Master said the Sw.-msea. very frequently sent, paupers to Llanelly. The Clerk observed that the Llanelly Work- house could, not he converted into a home of rest for these people. Mr. W. B..rones said the officers of other Unions \erv frequently sent panpe?s'io IJan- ,IN S(?Ilt p,,tlll?t?IS 4,;) He F elly? believed a pèlWhy could be imposed for such conduct. If they could 'bl'in a ease home they should, in future, proceed against the officers. The Llnne-lly Union was a very convenient one for Swansea and Carmarthen, and they were taking advantage of thein be- cause they had been so lenient, in the past. I The Board, although the applicant belonged to the Swansea Union, granted the application II on account of his serious illness. The Master said another labourer came into the House the previous day, who did not be- long to the Llanelly Union. The <'lerk: Is lie. an able-bodied man? j The Master: No: lie cannot walk. ¡ Mr. Thomas Jones, said the-v should trout- I him alike. Rev. David Davies: Mr. Jones is perfV-cily correct, and I endorse evety word lie said. It was decided to grant admission. 1
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