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BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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Mr. Richards (the master), reported as follows :— Numbe" of inmates at the last meeting of the Board, 182; admitted, 8 discharged, 6: remain- ing, 184-men, 78; women, 62; children, 44. Number of inmates on the corresponding period of last year, 212 decrease, 28. Number of vagrants relieved in the Casual Wards during the past fortnight, 48—men, 44; women, 4 decrease, 21. Number of childreu in the Cottage Homes, 36— girls, 20; boys, 16. It was resolved on the recommendation of the Finance Committee to increase Nurse Anderson's salary by X6, so as to make it JE37 10s. including allowances. The seal of the Board was ordered to be attached to the contract pigned by the contractor for tlirt Workhouse alterations, and a resolution was passed on ths motion of Mr. Ford, to borrow a sum not exceeding .6448, required for additional expenditure in connection with the Workhouse alterations.