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BRIDGEND BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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BRIDGEND BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual weekly meeting of this Board was held at the Union Workhouse en Saturday, when there were present Rev. F. W. Edmondes (chair- man), Mr. Rees Thomas (Pyle) vice-chairman, Col. Warlow, Messrs. Edwin Price, Thomas Rees, T. L. Roberts, Will. Howells (Wick), Edwin Williams Thos. John (Llanharry), Edward John, Hopkinr Williams, Wm. Hopkin, Wm. Howell (Pencoed), Griffith Thomf.s, John Lewis (Llanilid), Thomas Williams, James Board, Edward Morgan, and John Thomas (Cowbridge).—A letter was read from the Local Government Board sanctioning the increase of salary to Mr. Wm. David, relieving officer for the Bridgend district, from £40 to jE50 per annum- —The assistant overseer of Llangynwyd Higher wrote asking the Board to sanction the appoint- ment of Messrs. James Davies, grocer, and Evan Davies, grocer, Llwynderis, the latter being named instead of Mr. John Jones. Thi« same person, in his capacity as assistant overseer for Llangynwyd Lower, named David Thcmas, junr., Tytalwyn, in- stead of the elder, as a surety. Mr. Gw ilym David (Llanharran) accepted confirmation of the surety of Mr. Gwilym David, instead of his mother.— Miles Watkins (Velindre), named Mr. Thomas Edward Roberts (Ynyslas). farmer, as his surety.— The Chairman drew attention to the case of Robert McFallan, who had been found the previous Sunday night by the Bridgend police, and instead of bringing him to the Workhouse direct he was taken to a lodging-house in Oldcastle, Bridgend. The Board thought that a letter should be written to the superintendent of the police asking him in future to bring all cases of that nature to the work- house.—Col. Warlow called attention to the sale of work by the ladies who attended at the work- house for the purpose of inspecting the work done by the inmates—Mr. Edwin Price said at the meet- ing of the C ;ttage Homes Committee at which there were only two guardians present, they recom- mended that the Board purchase a light plough suit- able for a pony, in order to use it for raising potatoes and other small things. Also they recommended a reduction in the price of the mangold for sale owing to the depression in the market.—The re- commendations were adopted, and Messrs. Edwin Price and William Hopkin were deputed to pur- chase the plough. — No reply being received from the contractor for coal (Mr Johan Chaipp-ll) regarding the inferiority of his supply to the work- house, it was decided that he be given seven days notice to terminate his contract with the Boar 1.- The Chairman read a lengthy pamphlet issued by the Society for the Advancement of Boarding-onb Orphan and Destitute Children, formed for the purpose of connecting the link between boards of guardians and certified committees, who wertt willing to receive such children into large build- ings for that purpose, and restoring them to their family life by advancing them in fitness for a post in future life.—It was laid on the table, but the chairman explained, it did not effect them inas- much as they had no such building.—Mr. Edward John asked with reference to a case from Cow- bridge that some children about to be removed to the cottage should be taken forthwith to the in- stitution, instead of being confined in the work- house for medical examination. He asked this specially on account of their respectability, and be made a motion to the desired effect.—Mr. J. Board seconded.—Mr. Howells (Wick) moved as an amend- ment that the same rule be observed in this case as in others.—The Vice-chairman seconded, the amendment was ultimately carried.—There was no other businees of importance.

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BARRY (l",f).) SCHOOL BOARD.