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LOliD DUN GANNON AS A LEGISLATOR.I

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I 1 PAUPERISM OF SHROPSHIRE…

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I PAUPERISM OF SHROPSHIRE AND WALES IN DECEMBER. Notwithstanding the increase which took place in the number of paupers relieved during the last week of December, the total was considerably be- low that of the corresponding period of the two pre- ceeding years. The last week of the year shows an increase of 43,308 paupers, as compared with the last week of the Michaelmas quarter; but this is usual in the winter quarter, and is attributable to the diminution of out-door employment, in conse- quence of the change in the season. This in- crease commenced in the middle of October, but fluctuated from week to week until the end of the following month, when it became progressive. But while the total number of paupers on the last day of 1857 was 936,815, and on the last day of 1858 857,903, they had diminished attlie endof lastyear to 820,773; showing a diminution 31,1^0, 6,63 per cent upon 1858, and of 110,042, or 11, 75 per cent. up- on 1857. Comparison of the three periods in res- pect of the various divisions of the country for poor law purposes, show that the ratio of decrease in the manufacturing districts has been more than double that which has taken place in the agricultur- al districts; but there is no division which has not shown a diminution in the number of paupers during the month of December. In the first week of the month the number of paupers in the six coun- ties comprising the West Midland division, was 85.948, showing a comparitive decrease of 3,607, or 4,03 per cent; the average of the kingdom being 4,74 per cent. The second week brought the num- ber up to 86,339, and diminished the per centage ef decrease upon the pauperism of the correspond- ing week of 1858 to 3,82 per cent., the average be- ing 4,62 per cent. At the end of the third week it was 86,799, showing a comparative decrease of 3,99 per cent, while the average per centage fell to 4,44 per cent and at the end of the fourth week it advanced to 87,649, and the ratio of decrease was reduced to 3,36 per cent, the average of the king- dom falling to 3,63 per cent. The total was made up of 11,496 indoor and 76,153 out-door paupers, being a diminution of 944 in the former class, and of9,107 in the latter. The Welsh paupers numbered 72,560 at the end of the first week of December, showing a decrease of 1,540, or 1,95 per cent, upon the corresponding period of 1858 which indicates less improvement in this respect than in any otlrjr part of the kingdom, except the northern and south midland divisions. In the second week they rose to 72,888, and the per centage of decrease upon the prceding year fell to 1,85 in the third week to 73,237, a comparative decrease of 1,46 per ccnt and in the fourth week to 73,590, when the decrease up- on the correspondin g period of the preceding year was 1,55 per cent. Of the total number 3,510 were in-door, and 70,080 out-door paupers, the former being less by 101, and the latter by 1,060, than at the (lose of 1858.âShrewsbury Chronicle.

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R.OUOUGH M'AG; OF RATES' COURT.

WREXHAM COUNTY COURT. I

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WREXHAM…

WREXHAM BOARD OF GUARDIANS.I

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RUABOTF PEITY SESSIONS.

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SALES OF LEAD ORE AND BLENDE…

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