A meeting of the newly-elected Burial Board was held on Tuesday afternoon.
MESSRS. HASTWELL, J. I. FISHER, J. BARR, J. STODDART, J.
BRAITHWAITE, J. BRAGG, A. KITCHIN, J. CANT, T. K. METCALF, A.
WILSON, J. KENNEDY, T. TYSON, W. REDSHAW; with MR. F. KENDAL (acting
clerk), and MR. J. BELL (curator).
MR. HASTWELL proposed that MR. CANT be elected chairman, and MR. METCALF
seconded this proposition. - MR. BRAITHWAITE proposed the re-election of
MR. HASTWELL, who declined to accept the office. - MR. HASTWELL'S
proposition was agreed to.
MR. BARR was elected vice-chairman. The chairman, vice-chairman, and
MESSRS. HASTWELL, KITCHIN, and REDSHAW were appointed a Finance
The clerk read the last letter from MR. DEES on the subject of cemetery
extension, and MR. HASTWELL said he thought it would be wise seeing that the
old members of the committee had exhausted all the knowledge they were in
possession of respecting the negotiations for the purchase of the land, to
appoint some new blood and see how it would run.
He proposed that the chairman and MESSRS. METCALF and REDSHAW form the
committee. MR. WILSON said he failed to see what a new committee could do
in the matter as LORD LONSDALE's agent was evidently determined to have the
sum asked for. - MR. FISHER seconded, and hoped the new committee would come
back with better results than had yet been secured. - The proposition was