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LEDBURY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the Ledbury Board of Guardians was held at the Board-room of the Union Workhouse on Tuesday morn- ing. There were present-Mr W L Pritchett (Chairman), who presided, Revs A E Green-Price, Father Lynch, and A H Knapp, Miss Holland, Alderman J Riley, Messrs T S S Gardner, L J C Riley, H Cowell, J Baughan, T Calder, J C Davies, H Weston, H Hodges, J J S Powell, A G Bunn, W Drew, T W Holds, J Parry, W S Lane, E T Lane, T A Pedlingham, with the Clerk (Mr R Homes), the Master (Mr J Johnson), and the Relieving Officers (Mr A G Smith and Mr T Thompson). THE WORKHOUSE. The Master reported that the inmates in the House the last week numbered 105, against 94 for the corresponding week of last year, an increase of 11. The vagrants relieved during the fortnight numbered 170 against 153 last year, an increase of 17. He reported that the cases of measles were all better, and submitted copies of tenders for goods required during the next six \nd twelve months. TENDERS. On the suggestion of the Rev A H Knapp, it was decided that with regard to the meat tender it be a condition that humane slaughtering be employed by butchers tendering. The Master submitted a tender for seed potatoes from Mr J C Pudge, Hawthorn, Berrow, at 5s 3d per cwt for 10cwt delivered, and the Chairman said he had a tender from Messrs W H Wallis and Co., Evesham, for seeds one year from Scotland at j34 per ton, delivered. The tender of Messrs Wallis and Co. was accepted. FINANCE. The Clerk reported that the balance in the bank amounted to £2,650 17s 4d, and cheques irawn that day amounted to £2,040 15a 3d. When those were paid the balance in; the bank would be j3610 2s Id. The principal cheque was for 21,944 5s for county rate. They would have to make an estimate at the end of the month for the half-year. Rev Father Lynch said that at the Urban Council meeting the previous night it was decided to reduce the rate by 4d in the j3. It was suggested that it was robbing Peter to pay Paul. Would it be possible to reduce the poor rate 1 Mr Bickham I can't possibly give an opinion until we know what the county rate will be. If I knew what.the county call would be I could tell you in a few moments.. We shall not know until early in April. If what Father Lynch said was true they might be able to do with less, but he would not say they would be able to do so. LADIES' COMMITTEE. I Miss Holland reported on the ladies' commitee meeting, and said the question of uniform for the women officers was again discussed, and the secretary was instructed to bring forward the question again, as the work of the women officers, especially the nursing, should be done in washing dresses. They considered this could be done at a cost of j52 per head for the first year and 91 a year' afterwards. As there were only four women officers it would mean j68 for the first year and 94 a year afterwards. The Committee reported that they found the house in good order, the food well cooked and of good quality, and the change of diet was appreciated. They also recommended certain alterations in the laundry, and suggested the question be referred to the House Committee. It was agreed that the matters raised be referred to the House Committee. MENTAL DEFICIENCY ACT. The Clerk read a letter from the Hereford Board of Guardians suggesting that a conference of Boards of Guardians in the county should be held to consider the provision of a separate place for the county for mentally deficient persons under the Mental Deficiency Act, and asking that the Board would appoint two representatives to attend the conference. The Chairman said it was certainly a question they would have to go into. Separate provision would have to be made and it would be better to do it with other Boards than on their own. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman were appointed, and failing either being unable to go the Rev A E Green-Price was appointed.

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