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MEETING AT LAMPETER. A meeting convened by the Lord Lieu- tenant or Cardiganshire in connection with the Welsh National Memorial to King Edward VII. was held at the Town Hall, Lampeter, on Monday afternoon. Colonel Davies-Evans, the lord lieutenant, presided and there was a fairly large at- tendance. Mr David Davies, M.P., and Lord .veiiyon were also present. The Cnan'man read iletters regretting inability to attend and wishing success to the movement from the Mayors of Aber- ystwyth, J-<ampeter, and Cardigan, Sir Edward Pryse, Sir Marteine Lloyd, Sir John Williams, Principal Bebb, Dr. Walker, r Lynn Thomas, the Rev D. Griffiths, Llangranog; Dr J. Morgan, Pontrhydygroes; Messrs Cecil Wright, Borth; J olIn Davies, Evan Davies, Gil- fachronw; — Davies, Llanina and J. M. Howell, Aberayron. The Chairman after- ward said that Cardiganshire had been a little behind other counties because they had already been carrying on a campaign in favour of the West Wales Sanatorium and had to communicate with the counties of Carmarthen and Pembroke to know what effect the scheme would have on Alltymynydd Sanatorium. He thought the people of Cardiganshire would help the scheme. He had great pleasure in moving tne following resolution That this representative meeting of the county of Cardigan approves of the proposed memorial to the late King Edward the VII. and that such memorial should take the form of a movement to stamp out and prevent as fa,r as possible the ravages caused by tuberculosis in Wales and Mon- mouthshire, and undertake to support such movement." The motion was seconded by Mr R. S. Rowland, Garth, chairman of the County council. He said the County Council had unanimously expressed its opinion in favour of the scheme. (Cheers.) Lord Kenyon supported the resolution and said the memorial was national in char- acter 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 counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen, and Pembroke by establishing their Sanatorium. He had come straight from a meeting of the Directors of the Sana- torium and at that meeting a resolution was passed to support the memorial. The scheme would do more than sanatoria which did only part of the work. The people had to be educated by lectures. It was' easily for Wales to find the mini- mum sum required. The battle would be tought with the feeling that it would be won. Dr Garrod Thomas, Newport, in sup- porting the proposition, said consump- tion must not be treated as inevitable and a visitation of God. It was no more inevitable than cholera or other similar diseases. It was also infectious rather than hereditary which was contrary to the old behef. Since the microbe was found by Dr Koch, people had been filled with hope, because it was always easier to fight an enemy they could see..It was an age of triumph of mind over matter, and he hoped to see the time when it would be triumph of mind over microbes. In some constitutions, consumption could not be stopped but by educating the people it could be prevented in many cases. ne gladly supported the move- ment, a.nd if he had not already subs- cribed in Monmouth he would do so in this county. (Cheers.) Mr David Davies, M.P., thanked the Lord Lieutenant for convening the meet- ing. The scheme had been enthusiastic- ally received in all the Welsh counties. He was preaching to the converted that day, for they had done so much in the direction already by building the Allty- mynydd Sanatorium. Having experience of the benefit of such an institution, he was sure they would be glad to support a general movement with the same object in view. Mr Davies proceeded to give the history of the movement and said there was no competition between the promoters of the scheme and the West Wales Sanatorium. They were both doing the same work. Cardigan- shire 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. A provisional committee had been appointed and the scheme would be prepared by an expert committee and submitted for approval to a committee representing the subscribers. It would be the begin- ning of a scheme for the improvement of the°national health of Wales. Dr Adams, superintendent of Alltymyn- vrlrl M ti at/vri n TTI mnnoTt tbe motion. He said the scheme would help the Sanatorium by giving them cases in their eai-iy stage. That was the present difficulty. Patients were sent too' late and expected to be cured. He had seen similar scheme in Edinburgh and that was working well. (Hear, hear.) The resolution was carried unanimously. Tiie Chairman wanted to know if they fell in with the scheme would the CeilT-ral Committee keep the Alltymynydd Sana- torium ? There was a great deal of money required every year, and if they collected for the present scheme they would have difficulty in getting money for the Sanatorium, but he had the ut- most confidence in Mr David Davies and Lord Kenyon. Mr J. C. Harford, Falcondale, pro- posed that a committee should be ap- pointed for the county to arrange collec- tions ana that it should consist of the Lord Lieutenant, Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., the Chairman of the County Council, Chairman of Quarter Sessions, the chairmen of the five unions in the county, the three Mayors, the High Sheriff, and eight members to be nomin- ated by them. Alderman D. F. Lloyd, ex-mayor of Lampeter, seconded the proposition and said the mode of subscribing should be such that everybody could take a share in the work. He suggested collecting by stamps. Mr Thos. Jones, Newtown, secretary of the movement, dealing with Mr Lloyd's suggestion, said that the Postmaster General had consented to buy from them stamps stuck on books, and that such books could be obtained in every post office. There would be also church and chapel collections. Mr Jones also spoke in Welsh, urging Cardiganshire to take its share m supporting the scheme. The resolution was carried. 1JT Powell, Newcastle Enilyn, moved a vote of thanks to Mr David Davies and Lord Kenyon, and the Rev Evan Evans, Soar, Lampeter, seconded the proposi- tion. The latter said that it was due to Cardiganshire to say that many of its young people went away to towns and mining districts and came home after having contracted consumption. That was how the death rate was so high. Mr David Davies, in responding, dealt with the question raised by the Chair- man, and said the promoters had absolute sympathy with the Alltymynydd Sana- torium, and had resolved that it would receive a fair proportion of the funds if they co-operated with the movement. The Sanatorium would be also represented on the Committee. He proposed a vote of thanks to Colonel Evans and this was seconded by Lord Kenyon and agreed to. MORTALITY from COXSUMPTIOM oer 1000 deaths from Different Occupations. MALES: Afires. 2rj_Go.