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RATE-SAVING SCHEME. The fact that bot.h Breoon&hire and Rad- norshire have, at the last Education Oom- mittee meetings, gone into the question of school medical sorvioe is a striking proof of what may be dome by t!he legislature, and what would ha-ve been neglected by the local authority. It is a very fair assumption that had it not been for the pressure from the Board of Education, neither Breoonshire nor Radnorshire would have taken any steps whatstocver to provide medical treatment for school children; but immediately the Board of Education offered an inducement in the way of monetary grants, and also made it very clear that there would, be no assistance unless the work were carried out to the satis- fiacftion. of the Board, both authorities took up the work, and that in a very thorough fashion. In creating After-Care Committees the two authorities are only imitating action taken by more powerful bodies It is vej-y important that it should be pointed out that without the work of the voluntary After-Oare Committee, the payments for school noirsoa and clinics will be without a full return. It is the personal element in the work of After-Oare which brings suc- oess. The feea to doctors and nurses are necessary; but tlhese fees are not the chief items in the scheme. It is the fact that, in the various districts, there is a com- mittee composed of men and women who r know local eircumstancee, and local families, wihiclu makes the work of After-Care both productin-o a,nd preventative. The excellent speech of Arobdeaoon Beran, publisltcd in this issue, should be read by all. It setei forth emphatically the truth that this work of medical inspection and After-Care is a rate-saving work. It is rate-saving be- cause it will secure to the authorities con- cerned a better attendance on the part of the children, and the result of this better attend- ance is the earning of more grants from the Board of Education. There is another aspect of the matter which, although it may be a sentimental aspect, is of greater importance than saving the rates. It is the importance of saving the race. Radnorshire, unfortunately, comes out badly in the national returns regarding in- sanity. A very prominent member of the Breeonshire County Council once asked "What is the science of eugenics?" The answer has been provided in this work of After-Oare. The science of eugenics is science of building a better manhood and womanhood. After-Care, with medical inspec- tion, isi a st-one in this great structure, and it is a stone of no mean position. Radnor- shire, had it had the advantage of nl,-d ica I inspection 203 years ago, would have shown a much better record in regard to insanity j than it does now. The ialsanity is the result of neglect, and it is this neglect .which the new comprehensive schemes will seek to re- medy. The lovers of child-life and the pub- lie spirited in every district are urged to associate themselves with this work of After- Care. for it is the highest work which any public body has yet been constituted to carry out.
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BRECON RAILWAYMEN. Visit of South Wales Organiser INTEREST IN LOCAL AFFAIRS. Mr Arthur Williams (one of the organisers of the N.U.R.) addressed a representative gathering of railwayinen at the New Iviou Temperance Hotel, Brecon, on Sunday after- noon. Mr W. Morgan (B. & M.) prodded. Previous to the address Mr W illiams, oil behalf of the Brecon Branch presented Mr J. Phillips (M.R.) with a medallion iter hav- ing proposed the greatest number of new members during the year. Mr Phillips had introduced no less than 57. (Applause.) Mr Williams took for his su bject "The pres- ent and future outllook in the railway Her- vice." He dealt especially with the need of political activity so far as it affected their organisation. He said that even if the na- tionalisation of railways was brought about they had to recognise the need of as strong an organisation beihind them as they had at the present momont. For that reason lie strongly advocated the amalgamation of all their unions. If they were going to build up a substantial improvement in their con- ditions oi service they tmust have complete unity of action amongst all grades. A de- cent living wage, and an eight houifc day were the two p,rirruary objects they were out to achieve. The churches were realising the principle that a. living wage should be the first charge on every industry. Mr Williams also argued that railway employees were en- titled to more leisure so that they might take an active interest in the administrative affairs of the locality in which they lived. How could they carry out their responsibilit- ies as citizeins unless they devoted a certain amount of study to social questions? How could they take an active part unless they had a little more time to study those questions. (Hear, bear.) Speaking of the ballot which will be taken under the Trades Union Act for the purpose of setting up a political fund, Mr Williams slaid that a portion of this money would be utilised for local administrative work. It was important to have their own represeJitaiives on Local Governing bodies to deal with such questions as housing. (Ap- plauæ, ) An interestin.g discussion followed, and a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr Wil- liams on the proposition of Mr Hopkins, se- conded by Mr Telling.
I RADNORSHIRE FARMERS. I Live Stock Scheme. I I IMPORTANT MOVEMENT. I At the Radnorshire County Council on Friday, it was reported that Messrs. J. HaID- er and B. P. Lewis had been appointed mem- bers of the Joint Lave Stock Committee for the county; and the committee reported they had appointed Mr J. R. Bache chair- man. Representative persons in various di&- tricts had been communicated with in regard to the formation of bull clubs under the scheme. Any district desirous of itorming such clubs should apply to Prof. D. D. Wil- liauns, Aberystwyth. College, who would lay thejn before the committee. Mr Bache moved the report, saying they were very anxious to carry out the scheme to the greatest extent they possibly could. Ald. C. C. Rogers, Mr Hamer, and himself had attended a number of meetinge, and had fought hard to secure concessions which would be to the interest of agriculturists in the county. They had got through a very good scheme, and had been granted ten bulls for the county; and at a meeting -at Shrews- bury that week 12 heavy- horses were allotted for South Watasl and 9 for North Wales. It was important that farmers should take ad- vantage of what was now offered. The scheme should be heartily taken up, and if that was aone it was very possible agriculturists would receive something more from the Government in the future. (Hear, hear.) Prof. D. D. Wil- liams would be glad1 to give any information to supply model rules, and -he or Alr Ramer would be glad to give any assistance. Mr Bache urged the importance of prompt ac- tion, pointing out that Radnorshire was leading in this matter, and had been compli- mcrated by the Central Live Stock Commit- tee. Similar schemes had worked splendidly in Ireland, and be hoped that the striheme 'would be heartiiy taken, up for the good that was in it, and for the greater benefits that it would almost certainly lead to. The Chairman urged the importance of farmers taking time by the forelock, and the report was adopted.
Breeonshire Vicars Death
Breeonshire Vicar's Death. I REV. JOHN WILLIAMS, TRALLONG. We regret to reclord the death, which took place on Monday, of the Rev. John Williainis, vicar of Tr&lkmg. The rev. gentleman, who resided at Sennybridge, had been officiating on Sunday at T-nallang Ohiurch,, and had been I staying with Mr Davies, Gelynos Farm, over thr week end. Oii Monday morning he bad just entered a trap in order to be driven home, when he suddenly expired. He was 75 years of age, and leaves a widow and six children. He had been Vicar of TraDong since 1871. At the inxtucflt held on Tuesday at Senny- bridge by the ceToaner (Dr. W, R. Jomes), a verdict of Natural causes" was returned.
I DISCHARGED PRISONERSI
DISCHARGED PRISONERS. BRECONSHIRFC) SOCIUIY'S WORK. Mr J. Conway Lloyd presided over the aunual meeting of the Breeonshire Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society oat Monday. Others present were Aid. David Powell, Mr J. D. D. Evans, Mr James Morgan, Rev. Saun(ler-t; Jones, Rev. T. A. Simpson, Mr T. Palk (governor H.M. Prison), Rev. Thomas Griffiths (lion, sec.), and Mr C. J. B. Hughes (agent.) Tiie Hon. Secretary read the annual re- port., whiclh showed that the year commenced Irith a balance in the banik of £<31 8s 4d, and cash in baud of tS ISe. 9d. The total am- ount of subscriptions collected during the year was VJ4 6s, as compared with f;20 lis, the previous year. Three new subscribers were included in the lifcit. The committee re- corded the deaths of two of their valuable members, Captain Glen Kidston and Mr John Williams. Under the new system adopted by t.he Prison Comnnisaianers, which came into force on the 1st July last, the Govern- liitnt grant had been increased from 6d to le per head on oonvioted. prisoners discharged during the year, except the juvenile adult prisoners who were treated under a modified Jiorstal system, and who will. continue to re- wive the gratuity, on condition that this iN crease d grant was met by a local annual sub- wi-iption of half its amount. The gratuity sy.ste.rn had been abolished from the i-ht of July last, although prisoners convicted before that date would not be deprived of their gratuity. The members of, the committee met fortnigjhtly by rota to receive applica- tioo", by prigonei-s for help, and every Oaha was thoroughly gone into, and there was never any deserving case refused. This new system worked admirably. The pacit year had been one of continuous and satisfactory progress, a large numiber of prisoners was as- sisted and the actual good results obtained were largely in excess of those of any previous year. Lighty-five prisoners bad been helped during the year in clothing and boot^, to give them a fair chance to return to their work apfpea.ring respectable and to make a fresh ^tart on regaining their liberty. N inety-four out of a. total of 152 discharged prisoners had been assisted in money grants. The men so helped were deeply thankful and expressed their thanks over and over aga.in to the Governor for the great kindness of the So- ciety. The committee acknowledged the ccrdial co-operation and interest taken in the Society by the Governor, whose experience and assistance was most valuable. The report of the Borstal Committee, read by Mr Palk, showed one prisoner eligible for treatment under the modified Borstal system a,nd he was transferred to Bristol Prison and subsequently dealt with there on his release. Two other male pri<*j>ners were excluded from the SyKte-nii on, acctoairit of their short senten- ces. One of them was re-convicted for lar- eemy, and he was now undergoing his sentence in Maidstone Prison. Of the three cases dealt with in 1912 two so far as was known were doing well, and the other-a. tramp—had not since been heard of. Moving the adoption of the reports, Mr Conway Lloyd said they might be satisfied that the Society WaN doing really good work in dealing with prisionerg Wbo, were it not for the Society's efforts, were mucfh more likely to relapstf into their former habite. The Society fully justified its existence, a.nd was full worthy of support. He congratula- ted the secretary on the efficient manner in which he carried out his duties. (Hear. hear). —Mr James Morgnti seconded, and the re- ports were adopted. Hon. R. C. Devoreux was re-elected presi- dent; Archdeacon Bevan, vice-president; Rev. Thomas Griffiths, hon. secretary; and Mr C .J. B. Hughes agent. The committee was also re-elected, with the addition of Mr Conway Lloyd.
Never Saw Sea
Never Saw Sea. CRICKHOWELL'S OLDEST ROADMAN Mr Aaron Powell, Bridge Cottage, Llan- genny, one of the oldest roadman in the em- ploy of the Crickhowell Rural District Coun- cil, who died vory suddenly last Sunday at the age of 73, had never been in a train nor eeesn the sea. Deceased who was born in Cwmyoy, had lived in Patricio and LIUH- goenny all his life.
Brynmawr Police Court
Brynmawr Police Court. At Brynmawr on Monday before Aid. W. Roberts and James Bloor, John McGarry, a labourer;, Somerset street, Brynmawr, was charged with being drunk. P.c. Kidd said that he and P.c. Talbot found McGarry ou Sunday night on a footpath very drunk. McGarry was ordered to pay coste. Annie Morris, an aged woman, said to be a. nativo of the town, was also brought up for being drunk. P.c. Martin said that he and P.c. Mitchell found defendant on Saturday night in a helplessly drunken condition at the bot- tom, of Glamorgan street. It was a dark spot and Morris had previously been nearly run over. Defendant said she remembered nothing nothing about it and that she would go back to tJhe workhouse that day. On that condition Morris waa given one days' im- prisonment.
JM000 Added to Cost
JM,000 Added to Cost. MERJTHYR WATER TUNNEL DIFFICULTY. A special meeting of the Merthyr Corpora- tion was held on Friday to receive a. report from the Taff-Fecbaoi Reservoir Committee. Tho committee said that the engineers had written with, respect. to the outlet tunnel stating that the ground into which the con- tractors had now penetrated was of a very treacherous nature, and the contractors bad informed them that they could not proceed with any hope to complete the remaining sixty yards within a. reasonable period, unless the work was done under compressed air. The contractors had informed the engineers that the cost would aomount to £100 per lineal yard, or a total of £ 6,000, but they had offered to carry out tJhe work at £66 138 4d extra, per lineal yard, giving a total of about .VA,OW. To complete the tunnel without the use of camporesed air would take twenty-one mansths. The council agreed to release £ 1,250 of the retention money to enable the contractors to provide compressed-air machinery, and jtrariud the kA,000 by way of extras.