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j Roads & Health Committees. —— o r BUILDING BYE LAWS. The annual meeting of the Roads Commit- tee was held at the Town Hall on Wednesday evening of last week. The members present Were Messrs. D. R. Jones, John Simlett, Evan Evans, William Roberts, John Smith, Joseph Roberts, E. Willis Jones, William David, T. Jones, and H. D Rees, together with the Clerk (Mr. Spowart), the Deputy Surveyor (Mr Montgomery), and the Sanitary Inspector (Mr ■Sharpe). I NEW CHAIRMAN. I Mr. D. R. Jones was tmanimonsly appointed I chairman for the ensuing year. I HOLDING OF MEETINGS. It was decided to hold the meetings every .■Alternative Wednesday, at 7.15. GAS-TESTING STATION. A discussion took place with regard to the Sas-testing station. It was explained that the Gas Company had fixed the gas-testing Apparatus at their offices, which was illegal. The Deputy Surveyor: Under the new Act they have to fix up a new set of testing appa- M.tus. The Company say that they have only fixed the apparatus at the office temporarily, out it will not be legal to tost the gas there The Chairman: They have refused to ac- knowledge our own testing station at the Town Hall. h Mr E, Willis Jones: Have they informed us llong they will be before getting the new station ready ? The Deputy Surveyor replied that the Com I'Any 'had promised to do so as soon as pos- sible. It was suggested that the matter should be left in the hands of the Clerk, SuncyoJ', and ?n-man. Mr. E. Willis Jones: I take it you will not f^ave the question of prosecution in their ￼ It would be unfair for them to bear e onus tlieKiselves. C The Clerk said that if they left it to the ? '??rna.n and Surveyor, they could go into ?matter, and bring up a. report. OflM:l', Willis Jones: But you will not put the ? on these gentlemen to prosecute ? Tile Clerk: I do not think they mean to do that, ￼ Joseph Roberta: We were led to be- eve that this testing station was not a tem- DIra?-?, If it is their intention to put up Il new station as they are obliged to under the ￼ ?' we should give them time to do so. ihe Clerk: They have cleared away their old 8t at+i. on from the works without our sanction, I pointed out that they had taken a very j, fri, ous step in doing so I reported to the ?Uncil, a?d nothing has yet been done. All thP-Y have to do is to comply with the Act of ?a.ment, and get a testing station. ?ven.tually, it was decided to leave the mat- tel! ? the hands of the Chairman, Clerk, and ?tveyor. COST OF ROADS. 1 ?r. E. Willis Jones enquired whether it .as customary for them to have a summary ??<s ?vuYg the co-?t per mile for the maintenance 0f the ?oads. I'll e, BePuty Surveyor replied in the nega- tiv.e. ,J ,J ￼ Jones: I beg to move that we have a c/? howing the cost for the maintenance of the roads during the last year, it AJr. Thomas Jones: I second that, I think it ^i• ll ? u6efüJ information for the members cf? the Council. he motion was agreed t?. 11, AN EXPENSIVE FIRE I rP 1 i < l-erk -Tepoit?d that a nI@ had ocenned ??ce? utly in Stepney Street The Captain of tIl Brigade's renun showed that the dnma?e ?-oup;?d to one shiUfn?. The cost for M' f?1* 1191li8liin,, the fire on a shilling's worth of 6traw was ?2 15s. daughter). ￼ Clerk was instructed to write to ihe T?n UTance Company. SEASIDE ROADS. I 8'\1 ":u: .John: m:.11 enquired of the DBpnty ^^0'r whether Catherine Street, and some Qtl sr streets in Seaside 0011ld not be im- 0 eù upon. ?? ??puty S t i i -r roplit??l ihat the Str? ?'?)'e private property. They were, b?o\ '?\c'') negotiating with th? owners with e view c?C getting the roads repaired. Building Bye-laws. A 'Feting of the H(?)bh romiDittee was held. rr, J ,} g?'?o?eph'Roberts moved and Mr. 8]m?ett, cha ?''? ?? ??'?? ?vans be elected cha?-?? i'<?')}? enduing year, which was ?ST tn, 'h MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. JW' Medico OQicer (Dr. S. J. Roderick) re- the 1/ that 71 births were registered during the f. month, whkh was equivalent to 31.8 Per ??? 'sa.ud of the population, The number f? ."?'? Mistered was 39. showing a morta- litv ￼ ￼ ? of 17.4 per thousand. A case of ty l'h' 0l? 17.4 per thousand. A case of tyi)}! ?'? waa n?tined from Penallt. The h&al? ? the town wns Y?Ty satisfactory, Mr ?-rseph Rob€Tts: Wa.s tl?t the SMie ?.i sePh. Roberts: Was that the same fatnii ]'. n I'nnlH as before? Dr Rüdenek: Ye6. One httle boy went <i0w ? the Isolation Hospital .and he wa,s t^l ￼ the Isolation Hospital ,and he was together bv the sUn He left thei.n fat as Suiter. • th j T"T • ?- Rees: What is the position of t? T ?so?ation Hospital no\r? Ho^y' ???rK.k: There is no case at all tbere "I' nuTse left last night. i THE BYE-LAWS, IUl^tt enqmred wheth'r])e Clerk had I a.s???? ?cport on the bnildina' bye-laws, as j ascertain. the nal of the S?.??'?'ljnL Apri1' 1908- The Clerk and 8»tv ^0r were to ascertain the nature of the bj^.if>ther towns. They had taken, no .by?j'?th regar d to th? alteration of their !«**■ to theaHel'atJOn of theIr Th J?puty Surveyor: Wa have mad ( new '¡J r S' riUeisrtjon111 ^e^r' That i noi an answer to my ''?aH ? ? That is not an .ttiswer to my to???rk:?????- ;?d mys(lf were but .?? enquiries. I hDve s :rne information, ell¿r 1 ?n(,tc,omp??. It wm entail an e n Innp., amount of work. 1,0. am,onnt 0 WOV:, T? .?"'y (Surveyor s.nd that if they ffCM \\r6Tlfl t(;, ?e L00al GoY?ror?.-r,? Bora, th?- thjT p that instead of easing mat-tors, ?P ￼ ?? more stringent, b ,ri ?'??ssa?d that soroe of the V) Efssed vveare very stringent. ot th n. ?" Jones observed thRt the question '?-th?t"y.?-laws Teminded hhn that owing to the 0x'iS ?? ?'vill'R Foundry heing oxten- ?'d ('?? PeoPle weTe- given notice to leave, 5.? ?, tenants, in eon sequence of their in- ?Htv ? ?????s. in con sequence of th?ir in- t Sta.1n' ° ??? a house, had to live in the Old Cut Works. His object in pointing it ?T)tt)i '?"f ? Committee waa to, show that work- ?n'g were necessary in the. town, ?Ut?,, V^' 1Ln^s were n«o«asary in the town, ^Je*3ioi l • Vef* ^ie PeoPle were under the im- ??g? t !él,t hø wished io say snnwthing thom, ??? ??'? ??'? ???" anything ^-irist -ne Iiaracter of the people that had ?ne '?ehouse. He had known them ?)rt ???.'hlhood to be highly respectable Peop? ? had been inside the houses, and ?ley a?.??? to be similar tOR mansion on ? srna..?? ???. The people had evidently mis. ?a.d ref!0r^3 It was not an election '??j? 1 Ile s^0l,W nofc like the people to ? in???'? ?'? the ??a. they had. He ???d f''<!r vaoa*inS' 1)is .scai. 1 the ?'u'h, n" 1 n ? ??? Lis aeni. and sa? the trt,;h., -?it,qll,l Sqv an. tin- lJ*h j* (■ ?rs' ?. ????'?"??? answer to my! <111,!«tinn af a|u. '??)n. "I'mifjn• Tbp -nn the con- tractors what objection they have t.o the bye- laws" and see what they can suggest. Mr. Joseph Roberts: I think it, was sugges- ted that we should Jiave a conference with the contractors, and they could give their views to the Committee. It was subsequently decided to leave the matter in the hands of the Clerk and Sur- I veyor, and they could report, further to the Committee. [ TYPHOID AND DIPHTHERIA DISEASES. I The Sanitary Inspector reported that three cases' of scarlet fever had been notified since, the last meeting. Two cases of typhoid fever were also notified from the Llanelly Hospital and St.Peter's Terrace. There was also one case of diphtheria notified at Machynis Farm. Every possible precaution had been taken to isolate the cases. No one who- came in. con- tact with the person was allowed near the I dairy I I THE ISOLATION HOSPITAL. With regard to the Isolation Hospital, all the cases had been removed. He would like to congratulate them on the complete recovery of all the patients sent down, and in one in- stance of an apparently hopeless casei. The children were faithfully and well-nuj\?ed throughout. II THE PORT. I Th3 Sanitary Inspector further reported that 65 vessels had entered the port. since the last meeting. All were inspected, and a clean bill of health was found. They were distri- buted as follows:—G.W.R. Dock, coastwise 20, foreign 0; Nevill's Dock, coastwise 38, foreign 1; North Dock, coastwise 3, foreign 3. ■■
God Help the Paupers. I o—— I COUNTY COUNGTL'S TENDER MERCIES I BOARD OF GUARDIANS OBJECT TO I POOlt LAW CHANGES. The annual meeting of the- Board of Gum. Thursday last a letter was read from the Chesterton Union with regard to the proposal to transfer the .administration of the Poor Law to the County Councils. They contended that the work of the poor and of the rate- payers could not possibly be carried on by such a body. They asked the Board to eup- port their petition against the proposal of the Poor Law Commission. Mr. W, B. Jones said that the experience they had had in throwing things on the County Council was such that they could not advocate the transference of anything to them. Their experience in Llanelly was a very poor one indeed, and they would find that if the County Council had the adminis- tration of the Poor Law they would starve the paupers. Mr. R. 0. Jenkins: It would he "God help the paupers!" Mr. W. B. Jones: Yes, it would be "God help the paupers of Llanclly," because the County Council would not help them They would draw the money from the union to an unlimited extent, and give them nothing in return, for it. They have the work, of attend- ing to the main roads now, and that is suffi- cient for them, and more than they are able to do, for the roads are in a disgraceful state. Mr. Pugh said that the Chesterton Union evidently anticipated the results of the Poor Law Commission. He had been convinced by the evidence given at the Poor Law Con. ference of the administration of the County Councils generally throughout the country, that they were not the authorities for the ad- ministration of the Poor Law. A resolution was unanimously passed iRUp- porting the Chesterton Union in their disap- proval of the proposals.
BOARD OF GUARDIANS. -0- The annual meeting of the Boad. of Guar- dians was held at. the Work house on Thurs- day morning, Mr Thomas Seymour presiding. The other members present were Messrs Thos Jones, W B. Jones, Isaac Lloyd, Thos. Jones (Gowerton), William John, Morgan Thomas, J. Ll. Thomas, R. C. Jenkins, David Harry, William Pugh, Daniel Davies, Revs. W. C. Jenkins, David J'ones, D. Geler Owen, together with the Clerk (Mr, D. 0. Edwards), the De- puty Clerk (Mr. J. H. Blake), the Master (Mr Bevan), and the Relieving Officers. POOR LAW CONFERENCE. The Clerk enquired whether Mr. Pugh or the Rev. Trevor Jones: htHl-called at the Lon- don Hospital with regard to the three cripples. Mr. Pugh said he had to return home; but he believed the Rev. Trevor Jones intended calling there that day. They would submit a joint report on the. conference later. I A GOWERTON CASE. With, regard to a case from Gowerton, the Clerk said that the husband had taken his wife's name from the pauper list. The Officer said he had taken her out of the Asvlum, because he could not pav for her I VISITORS. ¡ The visitors for the fortnight are Messrs. R. I C. -Jenkins and Thomas Jones. I A DESERTED WIFE. A letter was read from the Llandilo Union, stating that a pauper who had been deserted by her husband was admitted into their Union in January last. She resided for some time at Parkeynon, and previously for many years' in Water Street, Her husband came with her to the Workhouse, and went away immediate- ly, and had not been. seen since. They asked the Board to accept her without an order of removal. It was decided that the Clerk should en- quire into the circumstances of the ease. INFANT VISITORS. The TIneal Government Board wrote approv- ing of the appointment of Messrs. White, I Longhurist, and Griffiths, as infant visitors I under the Children's Act. INCREASE OF SALARY was received from Nurse Davies for an increase in her salary. She was appointed two years ago, and was at present in receipt of £ 35 per annum. Mr. R. C. Jenkins: 'She has proved to be a very efficient, nurse. The .•n>!>Iication was referred to the Finance. Comniiueo for consideration. I ")()R LAW UNION. I Clerk reported the receipt of a letter from ilic Association of Poor Law Unions, pressing the Board to become members of the Association. A list of the unions who had already joined was also sent down. Mr. Pugh said there was a feeling at the Poor Law Conference that the recommenda- tions of the Poor Law Commission should not be assisted by the Boards of Guardians. He believed they should take steps to bring pres- sure to bear upon the Legislature to do some- thing in this respect. It was decided to join the Association. ¡ MASTER'S REPORT I The Master -reported that 138 paupers .were in the höus-e during the last fortnight, as compared with 137 for the corresponding period. The number of vagrants waa 613, as compared with 92 for the same period last year. t AN OVERDUE ACCOUNT. The Relieving Officer pointed out that there was an item of 13r. due from a person in Pontardulais' for the last nine years. He had written many times to the man. His argu- ment. however was that he had done his duty towards his father. The Clerk said that considering it was nine jyca,rs old, he did not think ii)(iy Til A an order.
Burry Port District Council. STATUTORY MEETING. MR. F. J. EVANS RE-ELECTED CHAIR- MAN. The statutory meeting of this Council was held at Somerset House on Thursday evening last. There were present Messrs. J. H. Rees, J. H Williams, R. G. Thomas, P. J. Evans, J. G. Hancock, R. Roberts, John Leyehon, W. V. Jones, Hume Buckley Roderick, J. Row- lands, .Tames McDowall, David Evans, Thos. Hughes, Thos. Beynon, together with the Sur- veyor and the Clerk. Mr F. J. Evans occupied the chair pro tem. The Chairman, after the new members had signed the declarations, reviewed the work of the past year. He thanked the, faithful members and officers for the kindness they had shown him during his term of office as chairman. When he was appointed last year he thought of doing great work, but ii had not come off He briefly referred t • the water scheme. It was a shame. that the Llygad Llwchwr Bill was lost. As regards the drainage question, that was a very vital question. The Rev, J. H. Rees, in a lengthy speech, moved, in view of the fact that, the vice-chair- man, Mr. Brown, had resigned a few weeks ago, that the Chairman be re-appointed. Mr. John Leyshon seconded. Mr. Geo. Hancock: Is it a rule to appoint the chairman also chairman of the. Finance Committee ? Rev. J. H. Rees: Unfortunately, we have also lost the chairman of the Finance Com- mittee Mr. Hancock: However, it casts a reflection upon the older member's. I think there are some here quite capable to take the chair. Rev. J. H. Rees: I do not dispute that fact and I do not wish any gentleman to misun- derstand me in that respect. In my opinion, seeing that we have no vice-chairman, it is advisable to re-elect -N,tr. Evans. The Chairman I wish the proposer and seconder to withdraw my name. I am not at all anxious to retain the chair. At this point Mr. Rees rose, and asked per- mission to put the motion to the meeting. Two members did not vote, and again the Chairman declined to accept, rørnarking that it was not unanimous. There was an uproar, and the Chairman was again m^uaded to re- tain the chair, which he did a?Klat applause. VICE CHAIRMAN Mr. Thomas lliiglie,3 proposed Mr. John I Rowlands. In reply Mr. Rowlands asked to be, excused. He did not wish to occupy such an important position. Time would not allow him to do so. Mr. W. V. Jones proposed Dr. J. H. Wil- liams. Mr. R Roberts proposed Mr. R. G. Thomas. Mr. Thos. Beynon proposed Mr. R. T. Ham- mond. Rev. J. H. Rees proposed that the vote he by ballot, and this was agreed to. The vote was then taken, and resulted as follows:—Dr. J. H. Williams, 6; Mr. R G. Thomas, 5; Mr. R. T. Hammond, 3. 1 Dr. J. H. Williams was duly elected. OVERSEERS. I The overseers lor the ensuing year were I appointed, viz., Messrs. F J. Evans, Thomas I Beynon, P. J. Morgan, and W. V. Jones. STANDING COMMITTEES. I The Hotw. J, H. Rees proposed that the Standing Committees should consist of the whole Council. Dr. J. H. Williams seconded, and it was carried It wag further resolved that the Highway, Sanitary, and Finance Committees be held on Thursday, prior to the general meetings, at 7 p.m. CHAIRMEN OF COMMITTEES. I Mr. James Me. Dowall proposed that Mr. W. V. Jones be the chairman of the Finance Commit tee.Carried. The Rev. J. H. Rees moved that Mr. R. G Thomas be re-elected chairman of the High- way Committee.—Carried. It was unanimously resolved that Mr. John Leyslion bo the chairman of the Health Committee. STANDING ORDERS. I The Chairman, asked if it was the wish of 1 the meeting to suspend the standing orders, so as to proceed with the ordinary business I of the Council.—AgreedK MINUTES. I The minutes of the previous meeting, to- gether with those- of the various committee's, were read, and adopted. Several questions were asked respecting matters arising out of the minutes. In reply t,) a que.stion regarding the bore well, the Surveyor replied that no correspondence from Earl Cawdor's estate agent had been received KING'S ACCOUNT. I In reply to Mr. Hancock, the Clerk said that the Council was legally responsible for the cleaning of the Ashburnham Culvert. It was resolved that further enquiries be made as to future work, and that the account- be paid. 1- WESLEYAN ROAD. I It was resolved that the- sub-committee already in existence be re-appointed to carry I out this work. REGATTTA. A letter was read from Mr. Isaac Phillips, secretary of the Burry Port Regatta, asking for the use of a room to hold about twelve committee meetings-once weekly. The ap- plication was granted on the usual terms. DIARY. The Rev. J. H. Rees advocated the neces- sity of publishing a. Council Diary for 1909-10, for tho use of the, members. The valuable little book for the last year, which, was so ex- cellently compiled by the Clerk. warn: very useful, and he moved that a similar book be issued within the next fortnight This was agreed to. CHEQUES. A large number of cheques were signed, and various minor matters attended. to, and the. meeting terminated in good time.
Mining Students' Visit. The students of Pontyberem Mining Centre, under the supervision of Mr. T. Jones, M.E., mining lecturer, visited the New Dunant Col- lieries' on Friday last, when they were cour- teously conducted around the mine by the manager, Mr. F. H. Davies, M.E. The col- lieries, which, are in course of development, are equipped with -modern, appliances, a feature being the boring drills, which are worked by compressed sir Mr. Davies gave minute details of the several appliances, which were most instructive, and highly ap- pie-ci-ited by the students. A cordial vote of thanks was passed for the privileges given by the directors. A number of the students of I the above centre intend trying conclusions at the Cardiff examination this month, and we wish them BUMess.
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I Medical Inspection. IMPROVEMENT IN THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH The. Education Committee held a. conference at the Education Offices on Thursday evening with the Medical Inspectors, Drs. S. J. Rode- rick, Samuel Williams, and H. H Roberts, in order to discuss the report recently issued by them. on the medical inspection of school children. There were present Messrs. H. D. Rees (chairman), William Roberts, E. Evans, D. R. Jones, John Simlett, E. Willis Jones, D. James Davies, William David, J. Walter Thomas, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs Thomas, together with the Clerk (Mr. Watkins). The Chairman observed that therqfwas one- feature which did not appear in thecport at all, and which the Committee had given very close attention to. It was also very costly to them. He referred to the physical drill which had been instituted in the various schools, which he believed had been of great advan- tage to the efficiency of the children. Nothing whatever had been stated as to the advan- tages or the disadvantages-of these drills. He felt sure the medical gentlemen would sup- port the Committee in their action in institu- ting physical exercises of this sort. Mr. D. Jas. Davies: Were the medical offi- cers asked to give a report on the physical drill ? The Chairman: No, but it is possible we might suggest something for the future. Mrs Phillips said the medical treatment would follow the medical inspection. The curative tJ,:rt they were no't prepared to re- port upon at present. Dr. Roderick remarked that they agreed I with the Committee as regards the drill. The Chairman referred to the complaint 01 ringworm in the New Dock district. He un- derstood the children were compelled to re- main from school for four or five weeks. He (lid not know whether the medical officers advised the teachers that. a period of isolation was necessary. Dr. Roderick replied that they could not do ¡! so. If they had them under treatment they would have some control. They asked the nurse to visit each case. Replying to Mrs. Thomas, Doctor Roderick said that a, case of ringworm took a long time to cure sometimes, as it depended on what nature of ringworm the child suffered from. The Chairman: Do you know of any gross negligence on the part of the parents in the I matter of providing spectacles. Some time ago the Education Authority sent to each school, and we had a return of those affected in their sight. I followed it up in the New Dock district, and found they complied very well with the wishes of the Education Com- mittee. Dr. Roderick: I think it i6 a matter of in- difference. Mr John Simlett What is our position with regard to families who cannot provide them? Have we any power to assist them ? Mr. D. It. Jones said he believed' some authorities provided spectacles for the poor. Dr. Roderick, in reply to the Chairman, said that the state of affairs since the medical in- spection was undoubtedly better, the parents taking a very keen interest in the matter. Mr. E. Willis Jones: I still think it would be a help to us if we understood what the re- lative position in the various parts of the town is, also what are the various defects and diseases that may be hereditary, or may be due to the geographical position. We can then analyse the position Mr. Wiiliam David said the annual report which they had been presented with con- tained all that they should know on the sub- ject. If there, was any difference in the cli- matic conditions of various parts of the town, he failed to see the wisdom of making it. public. The public would have to live in those parts whether they liked it or not, and the lea., mental disturbance they caused the better. He would like to ask the medical i gentlemen whether any advice had been given to the children with regard to the cleaning of their teeth. we 7doi-ie that. Dr. Roderick: Yes, we have done that. Replying further to Mr. David, Dr Roderick said their advice was carried out. The Chairman stated that there were ten children who were mentally defective, and he would like to know whether the medical gentlemen had any suggestion to make for the treatment of these children. Dr. Roderick replied that they should have ) a special class. It caused some painstaking in looking after them It would improve their mental defects materially. The Chairman: Do the conditions that ob- tain in these cases after school hours retard their progress materially? Dr. Roderick: They do. no doubt. The. Chairman: The question has occurred to us whether it would be an advantage to send these children away to an institution, rather than have a local teacher. Dr. Roderick: That would be better. Mr. E. Willis Jones said there were some matters they could. regard as purely the want of recommendation to parents; such as clothing;, nutrition, and the question of the teeth. Mr. Simlett: I ta.ke it that the doctors have, already given instructions to the nurse. The Chairman: Do you find that the pare.]. do everything that you require? Dr. Roderick: Yes, the parents try and do it, and we call and inspect them The Clerk read a portion of the Act, whioh said that after notice had been given to the parent's, a further notice should be given de- manding them to comply within 24 hours. If not complied with during that time, the Com- mittee had power to remove the child to be properly cleansed, and they had power to de- tain the child until the cleansing was affec- fed. Mr. Willis Jones said they should have a supplementary statement to show how they j1 stood compared with the other districts. Mr. D. R. Jones: It is not for us to com- pare. We must go on and do better than the other districts1. The Chairman observed that it was to the satisfaction of the Committee that the parents were taking a deep interest in the matter, and were parrying out the instructions so far as they possibly could. He was pleased to un- derstand that the position was better now than six months ago. The condition of the children had improved. The condition of I things1 as revealed in the report would eer- tainly not, be brought to light had they not adopted the Act They were much indebted I to the inspectors for wining there that even- I. ing to confer with them on the state of affairs.