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NEWENT. MESSRS. BRUTON'S OFFKR TO THE TOWN,- Mr W H Martin presided at a parish meeting on Tuesday night, held at the Sessions Room, to receive a report from the Parish Council on the offer made by Messrs H W and James Bruton, of Gloucester, of the Newent Town Hall as a permanent memorial to their father The following were present Miss Hntchinson, Messrs. Akerman, Hawes, Bellamy, Lancaster, Holloway, D T Price, Cowles, Crisp, Jones, Hill, Douglas, Knight, Matthews, G Smith, C Williams, Wilton, Pen warden, Whittles, Dr Smelt, and others.—Mr Pen warden proposed, and Mr Knight seconded, the following reso- lution, which was carried unanimously with applause That this meeting of the parochial electors in pariah meeting assembled, having heard the terms of Messrs. Henry William and I James Bruton's offer to present the old Market House to the town as a permanent memorial to their father, the late Mr Henry Bruton, a native of the town, express their appreciation of the generosity of the donors, and hereby authorise the Parish Council to accept such offer of the Market House and site, and thus seucure it as such memorial to the town properly in perpetuity. February 17th, 1914." GUARDIANS AND RURAL COUNCIL.—The fort- nightly meetings of the Board of Guardians and Bural District Council were held on Tuesday. Mr T Hulls presiding.—The Visiting Committee inspected the Workhouse and reported their satisfaction. The Master reported the number of inmates as 57, last Board day 59, and for the corresponding period last year 68; tramps relieved during the fortnight were 186, as against 171 and 190 for the two previous years. The Board acknowledged with thanks the following gifts: Tea, sugar and tobacco from Mrs Grafton; papers and periodicals from Mrs Beechey, Mrs Grafton, Miss Newbury, Mrs Higgins, Miss Dyke, Messrs. W J Cook and Sons, and local press proprietors.—Mr A E Jones was appointed collector of poor rates for the parish of Oxenhall in place of his late father.—The Rev. Foster, as delegate to the annual conference of the Glou- cestershire Vagrancy Committee, explained that bread and cheese would be given in future at the bread station, and that it would be no expense more than their annual subscriptions to this Union. The question of Sunday detention of casuals was again discussed. The Board desired to do the same as in other districts in the neighbourhood, and the Clerk was instructed to write to adjoining Unions on the matter and get to knew their intentions.—Miss Niblett, Upham, wrote asking for a subscription towards Dymock, Redmarley, and Bromsberrow Nursing Association, and the usual grant of JB5 was made.—The Surveyor (Mr A Grubb) reported a letter he had received from Mr George Reed drawing attention to the bad state of the road leading from the Glasshouse to Dursley Cross. —The Army Council wrote stating that in 1914 the Army manoauvres would be held in the dis- trict.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1914.…

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