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LOCAL USTOTES.

BOARD OF GUARDIANS, ABERYSTWYTH.

THE ELECTION OF THE SCHOOL…

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THE ELECTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AT ABERYSTWYTH. Last Tuesday was the day fixed upon by the Edu- cation Department for the election of the school board in this town. The question was one which has been well discussed, and great interest was felt in the result. Five candidates had been selected by the different classes of the Dissenting community, and as reprasentatives of the Church three gentlemen of high standing and experience were nominated. The poll opened at 9 a.m John Davies, E«qâ ex- mayor, officiated as deputy returning officer, Thomas Jones, Esq., being incapacitated from holding that office by being one of the candidates. A large house in Queen's Road had been extemporized for the oc- casion into the Church committee rooms and the nrrangements made by their supporters were excel- lent. The Nonconformists lacked these convenien- ces. and suffered accordingly. Omnibuses and cabs werp called into general requisition, and the town presented a most excited spectacle. The first state of the poll was not known until ]2 o'clock, when the papers were issued, and immediately scanned by the supporters of the different candidates with the greatest interest. This first announcement caused some little astonishment, and completely upset the fornv r calculation of many. The lead was taken by the Church nominees, the two reverend gentlemen of the Calvinistic Methodists occupying the 6th and 7th places, and Mr Peter Jones being last. Up tu half- past three the candidates occupied the same posi- tions, with the exception of Mr Thomas Jones, who had ran ahead of Mr L. L. Pugh and the Rev. John Williams, who was even with Mr Rowse. A great change was now made, and a complete reformation took place in the positions of the gentlemen; the Cnlvinisti Methodists rapidly forged ahead, and Mr Peter Jones obtained many plumpers, which brought him within the desired pale; and the poll at four o'clock was declared as follows, with the following result ° Close of the t> tti R\ TO.Mi- 12 0 °lk. 2 o'clck. J-past 8. poll. Rev. E. 0. PhiHips 341 579 672 841 Mr. T, .Jones 234 491 604 795 o1" 276 463 ?47 r^ams- 128 290 426 639 *lr" o T mas 2,3 403 49? 628 Mr P. Jones 75 241 ⢠377 544 THE following is the number of individuals who voted for each ftfLndidatA â _ Pugh. 405 T. Jones 392 -Phi))ips 362 Thomas. 282 Williams 254 Charles. 252 Jones 218 Rowse 174

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