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BULLEIL AGAIN CROSSES TUGELA.

THE BOER VERSION.

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GATACRE ATTACKED BY THE BOERS.

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FORDEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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FORDEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. WEDNESDAY. Present: The Rev L J Lee (chairman) presiding', Mr E R James (vice-chairman), the Rev J Sawer, Colonel Twyford, Messrs W Rogers, D Jones, A E Bond, E li Owen, F Roper, J Holloway, E Davies, J Eilwards, W Pritchard, and J Jones (Castle- wright), with the A-ssistant Clerk (Mr J E Tomley). ILLNESS OF THE CLERK. The Clerk (Mr C S Pryce, Montgomery) wrote regretting inability to attend owing to an attack of influenza. THE REPttKfcENTATIOX OF WELSHPOOL. Mr F Roper, pursuant to notice, moved "That this Board recognises that for the purposes of elec- tion of Guardians for Welshpoo! the parish ought to be divided into four wards, the same as now in force for mnnicipul purposes, and that Buttintrton Ward be represented by one member, Castle Ward by one, Guilsfield Ward by two, and Danerchyddoi Ward by two, and requests the County Council to take the necessary steps to make the above sug- gested alterations." Continuing, Mr Roper said he had brought the matter forward a month ago, when it. was deferred for a better attendance of mem- bers. A fortnight ago it came on again, when it was adjourned for the Clerk to lock up the legai aspects of the case. For Poor Law pcr- poses Welshpool had been divided into three special parishes or divisions, known as Middle, Lower, and Upper, and tilose parishes were represented c" their Board by six members in the proportion of three, two and one respectivelv. By an order of the County Council, however, in December last these divisions had been done away with and Welshpool bad become one parish, which would have to elect, the whole of the six Guardiaps. For rateable purposes he believed the new arrangement had answered well, but for elections it was qnbe aaother thing. For instance, supposing six members of the Board had to be elected and there should happen to be seven cahdidates. then they would have to poll the whole parish of Welshpocl. Further. it was enacted by the Parish Act that no mors than 500 electers could poll at the same booth. It so chanced that there were considerably over 1.000 ejectors in the whole parish so tiizlt they would have to be at the expense of providing three polling stations. Say there was a bye-election, the expense would bo enormous. The number of persons entitled to vote was given on the register as follows: Buttihgtoe, ITS; Castle, 260; Llanerchydol, 305; Gtnlsheld, 289. He had been speaking to their Clerk, Mr C S Pryc-e, who had assured him that the County Council had power to comply with his motion. In the presence of the Mayor of Welshpool he believed that the division of the parish into wares had been found a very good plan fur municipal purposes, and, as thev would readily see, it would be equally good for the election of guardians. The method in vogue at the present time was cumbrous and expensive.—Col Twyfora was very happy to second the proposal. It was a source of unnecessary expense that the whole of the borough should be called upou to elect one guardian. If there wag an opposed by-election, no matter if the one candidate only received one vote, they would have to pay £10 or 112, and in fhe future in a- similar case they would have to pay £ 40 or £ 50. It seemed a perfect absurdity that tluu should be so when by aim ply oivicv.ng the borough into wards they could prevent such a large expense. The Clifiirinai) Mr Tomley has just drawn my attention to the fact thot, the pecuniary part of elections does not concern this Board at ah as the expense is borne by the parish. So io seems to me that it is for the parish to petition the County Council rather than this Board. I would suggest that. we apply to the Welshpool Town Council to lake the matter up.—Tbe Yice-Chairmsn concurreu. If they could get the voice of the Welshpool Cor- poration on the question they would feel safer.— Mr Roper Then I would (suggest that the reeolu • fica having been placed before this meeti.ig is referred 10 the Town Couucit of Welshpool.—The Chairman Quite so. That this Board are of opmiuii that the proper persons to initiate the movement are the members of the Welshpool Town Council. We can all appreciate Mr Roper's motion and sympathise with him in his difficulty (hear, hear;. i he matter then dropped, it being under- stood that steps would be taken to bring the ques- tion before the Welshpool Council. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master (Mr W Downes) reported that the Houso water supply was out of order. A cornmit- tee was deputed to Hee into the matter). The Rev J Sawer had forwarded five dozen or&n^es and a number of Graphic. which were distributed among the patients from BicWll, the sick, and the children. Mr L0Wi! Turner, Garthmyl, also sent periodicals, and the Chaplain (the Rector of Montgomery) cive an ounce of tobacco to smokers and J-pound of tea and ^j-pound of sugar to non-smokers.—All the donors were thanked for their generosity. o

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