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LOCAL NOTES. ABOUT OURSELVES. We regret that many of our readers were unable to secure their Star last week owing to. the rapid sale which was effected. By Friday morning not a copy was to be obtained, and in oonsequence of the doubled orders sent in by our agents we were obliged to machine a large quantity of extra copies but even then we found that we had not printed enough. This week we have taken every precaution that our agents shall have an ample supply. THE COMING ELECTION. We are giveu to understand that Mr. Ben- jamin Lewis, who is the retiring member of the Local Board for the Barry Ward, intends seeking re-election, but for the East-or Old Village- Ward. Mr. Barstow is the retiring member for that district, making way for Mr. B. Lewis, who has been a member of the Board for three years, and has been connected with local govern- ing bodies for a much longer period. We also learn that Mr. Rees Phillips has retired. ON THE DEFENSIVE. We are pleased to find that there are gentle- men upon our Local Board who are prepared to stand up and defend that body upon all occa- sions, when necessary. Several attacks, in an indirect manner, were made on the Local Board at the ratepayers' meeting held at Barry on Monday last, but we are pleased to say that Mr W. Thomas had a very ready answer for all of them. In fact, he put at rest all feeling of opposition by means of a few well-chosen words. tIn the first place, the question arose respecting the private road at the Barry Railway Station, and Mr. Thomas plainly informed the meeting .that the Board had done all in its power. Then there was an appeal with regard ..tô, making. & special ea learour to provide a proper road to