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PONTYPOOL LOCAL BOARD FOUR SHIL- LING RATE. To the Sdifor of the Free Prt. Sir,—Having succe&Lc4 in obtaining the points for which I have contenq|<r for my seat at the Board, viz.: That of compellimflhe Gas and Water Campany to comply with thMgjj^isions of their Act, or to dispose of their works to the Ratepayers at a fair and reasonable price, I ain pleased to find that there is every prospect now of the latter arrangement being carried out. With regard to our four shilling rate, I have already shown, in print, that it was possible to do with a 2s. 6d. rate this year, when we might get into debt to our Treasurer for a.9100 or so, which could be met in next year's rate. With regard to any items whieh are passed by the Board, and which may be contrary to the Public Health Act, 1875, Sir John Lambert, the Secretary of the Local Government Board, has written me as follows:— With respect to your statements in relation to the amounts raised by loan, I am to state-that the Board are unable to see in what manner they could interfere, unless the questions raised by you were, in the first instance, brought under their notice in connection with an appeal against the decision of the Auditor, whose duty it is to consider whether the payments included in the accounts submitted to him are lawful, and to disallow all payments which arc not supported by adequate authority. It is, of course, competent for any i ratepayer to attend before the Auditor and object to any items in the accounts, and if dissatisfied "ith the decision of the Auditor, he may afterwards -appeal to the Board.. <■ Under these circumstances, I intend to pay my rates, and cost of summonses, when demanded, and would recommend my fellow-ratepayers who have not paid their rates, to pay the whole, or part of the I rates, as their :neans will allow, so that, at the end of the year, our Board shonld have a large sum of money in hand, which would go to reduce the rate for next year, which, to my mind should not exceed Is. in the X, so that those ratepayers who do not pay more than 2s. in the Y, this year, will have to pay 3s. next, and thoss who pay 4s. in the £ this year, will have to pay only Is. in the £ next year. I intend, before next audit, to examine the accounts when the books aie open for inspection, and draw up a statement, showing, in detail, the income and i expenditure for this year, giving the names of the parties receiving the money, &c., and then call a meeting of the ratepayers, before the Auditor proves the accounts, and whatever amounts are objected to by the meeting, I will object to before the Auditor. Yours truly, JOHN WII.LTAMS.

MARRIAGE OF MISS LLEWLLIN.

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