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I Llanelly Cricket Club.



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IMynydd Mawr Railway

Mr Llewelyn Williams' SpeechI




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