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NEWENT. I BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Mr C Cloke (chairman) presided at the fortnightly meeting of the Board of Guardians on Tuesday.-The master reported the number in the house as 55, against 68 for the same period last year; tramps relieved dur- ing the fortnight 160 as against 223 for the cor- responding period last year. -The Boad acknow- ledged, with thanks, the following gifts Buns from Mr Stanley Cook papers and periodicals from Mrs Beechey, Miss Newbury, Miss Cowles, Miss Dyke, Messrs W J Cook and Sons, and local press proprietors.—A letter was read from the Ledbury Union relating to workhouse children, asking what steps this Board had taken in the matter and suggesting combination, they having twelve children to board out. The Master said there were eleven children in the house. The Rev 0 L Whatley (vice-chairman) said this mat- ter came up at the conference held last week at Malvern, when it was thought best for small Unions to combine. The Clerk was instructed to reply that the question is under consideration. —A communication was read from Coventry Union re Law of Settlement and removal, sug- gesting the system of answers to be reduced to four, to which this Board agreed.—The Postmaster-General replied to the Council's consent to overhead telegraphic line at Broms- berrow.—The Rev A Wynne asked that the scavenging cart should remove his refuse every three months,as the cart had not called since he had lived at the Holts Grove (about 18 months) It was pointed out that the previous tenant's application for the cart to call was refused. The matter was referred to the Water Commit- tee.—Mr Grubb (Surveyor) gave his usual monthly report,

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