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LOCAL GOVERNMENT JOTTINGS. A majority of Darwen Town Council have re- fused to give way to the general rise of teachers' salaries which has taken place since the new authorities took over the schools. Mr. J. H. Bodvel Roberts, who has just re- tiredl from the town clerkship of Carnarvon after 33 years' service, has been presented with the freedom of the borough. The Mayor (Mr. W. G. Thomas), in making the presentation, which was enclosed in a massive silver gilt casket of appro- priate design, enriched with lecal ornamentations, said Mr. Bodvel Roberts had witnessed the pass- ing of 13 mayors or ex-mayors of the town. The duties of the corporation had been very largely increased by the various Acts which had come into force duing Mr. Roberts's tenure of office. The presentation, which was made a special event, was witnessed by a large number of the public as well as by the Council, and the occasion was practically made a general holiday in the borough. Alderman Smethurst, in moving the adoption of the minutes of the Health Committee at the Warrington Town Coun- cil, remarked that the small-pox epidemio was decreasing. Grave irregularities were re- ported in connection with the supply of slack to the Waterworks. It was stated that the fuel had been accepted at the seller's weights without being checked, delivery was accepted from a firm after the tender of another firm had been accepted by the committee, and the reports of the tests fur- nished to the sub-committee with regard to fuel from two companies were practically equal. While exonerating the Water Committee from any know- ledge of the irregularities the sub-committee were of opinion that regulations ought to be devised to prevent any repetition of such irregularities in the future. The report was adopted! after a lengthy and heated discussion. Alderman Pierpoint called attention to a report of the Museum Committee, that a kingfisher, caught at Orford, had been given to the Museum. He thought the oommittee should set a good ex- ample to the town, but this looked like a case of a scoundrel with a gun," who had been break- ing the law. He thought the gift should be re- turned.—The Mayor: He has been thanked for it. {Laughter.)—The Chairman of the Committee said it was impossible to preserve rare birds in tho vicinity of large towns.

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