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signed the same, and without any further proof
thereof, in every case in which the original record
could have been received in evidence.



14 h 15 Vict. Cap. 99. h & is vic

0.99,

An Act to amend the Law of Evidence. !f^*



\Jth August, 1851.]



EXTRACTS.

§ 9. Every document which by any law now in JSriX
force or hereafter to be in force is or shall be without proof
admissible in evidence of any particular in any fn Engiud

B Boards of Guardians are incorporated by the 27th section
ef the Act l ft S Via 0. 66 (p. 19), and the Poor Law Commis-
sioners are incorporated by the 10th section of the 10 ft 11 Vic.
0. 90 (p. 167).

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DociimerUary Evidence, [Part II. 10.



EVIDKXCB.

14 ft 15 Vir.
99,
1851.

or Walot,
tquallf ad-
missible in
Ireland.



Doeumonts
admissible
without
l»rODf ot
seal, &r.,
in Ireland,
rqually
.-idmissiblo
in England
and Wales.



Examined
or oortified
copies of
doouroenta
admiasible
in eridcnoe.



Court of Justice in JEngkmd or Wales without
proof of the seal or stamp or signature authenticat-
ing the same, or of the judicial or official character
of the person appearing to have signed the same,
shall be admitted in evidence to the same extent
and for the same purposes in any Court of Justice
in Ireland, or before any person having in Ireland
by law or by consent of parties authority to hear^
receive, and examine evidence, without proof of
the seal or stamp or signature authenticating the
same, or of the judicial or official character of the
person appearing to have signed the same.

10. Every document which by any law now in
force or hereafter to be in force is or shall be
admissible in evidence of any particular in any
Court of Justice in Ireland without proof of the
seal or stamp or signature authenticating the same,
or of the judicial or official character of the person
api^earing to have signed the same, shall be
admitted in evidence to the same extent and for
the same purposes in any Court of Justice in
England or Walesy or before any person having in
England or Wales, by law or by consent of
parties, authority to hear, receive, and examine
evidence, without proof of the seal or stamp or
signature authenticating the same, or of the judi-
cial or official character of the person appearing to
have signed the same.

14. Whenever any book or other document is
of such a public nature as to be admissible in
evidence on its mere production from the proper
custody, and no Statute exists which renders its
contents provable by means of a copy, any copy
thereof or extract therefrom shall be admissible
in evidence in any Court of Justice, or before any
person now or hereafter having by law or by con-
sent of parties authority to hear, receive, and
examine evidence, provided it be proved to be an
examined copy or extract, or provided it purport
to be signed and certified aa a true copy or extract
by the officer to whose custody the original is
intrusted, and which officer is hereby required to
furnish such certified copy or extract to any



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Part n. 10.] Industrial Schools. 629

person applying at a reasonable time for the same, Ey»p»i<t^g»
upon pajonent of a reasonable sum for the same, 14 & is vk .
not exceeding fourpence for every folio of ninety ^jg^J;
words. —

15. If any officer authorized or required by this ^J!?'^"*' "
Act to fiimish any certified copies or extracts a mis-
shall wilfully certify any document as being a true domtanor.
copy or extract, knowing that the same is not a
true copy or extract, as the case may be, he shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and be liable, upon
conviction, to imprisonment for any term not
exceeding eighteen months.



INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS ACT (IRELAND), 1868.



31 Vict. Cap. 25. ai vice 25.

Industrial

An Act to extend the Industrial Schools Act to ^^^^^

Act,

Ireland. ^^

[29th May, 1868.]



5 1 2. The Justices or a Magistrate, while inquiry Temporary

. n . , ^. ^-i-ii X' detention in

IS bemg made respecting a child or respectmg a workboiue.
school to which he may be sent, may, by order *'*'•
signed by them or him, order the child to be taken
to the workhouse or poorhouse of the union,
parish, or combination in which he is found or
resident, and to be detained therein at the cost of
the union, parish, or combination for any time not
exceeding seven days, or until an order is sooner
made for his discharge or for his being sent to a
certified industrial school ; and the Guardians of
the Poor for the union or parish, or the keeper of
the poorhouse, or other person to whom the order
is addressed, are and is hereby empowered and
required to detain him accordingly.

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630 CatiU Disease. [Pabt IL 10.

CATTLE DISEASE ACT {IRELAND^ 186«.



'V.;^'' 29 YicT. Cap. 4.

DIBBA9B An Act to amend the Law relating to Contagious

Act,

1866. Diseases amongst Cattle and other Animals in

Jreibmd.

[(^ih Mwr^, 1866.]



[This Act authorizes the Lord Lieutenant in
Council to make orders and regulations for the
purposes of the Acts for preyenting the spread of
contagious or infectious disease amongst cattle or
other animals, and provides for raising a fund
from the poor rates for defraying the expenses of
carrying the Act into execution. The following
are the sections of l^e Act which authorize the
providing of this fund.]

A fund to be § 10. And whcrcas it is expedient, in case the
dX»*^r**'**' cattle disease now prevailing in GreaJb Britain^
expenge. of kuowu as the rinderpest, should appear in Ireland,
{J^i^J^J;^ to provide a fund for defraying iie expenses of
by the Poor carrying this Act into execution, and for compen-
miwionon Sating Uic owners of cattle the slaughter of which
onunionf. n^ay be compelled by authority: Be it further
enacted. That on receipt of the certificate of the
Chief Secretary or Under-Secretary of the Lord
Lieutenant to the effect that a sum equivalent to
a certain poundage, to be specified in said certifi-
cate, on the net annual value of the property
rateable to the poor in all the unions in Irekmd
is required for the purpose aforesaid, it shall be
lawful for the Commissioners for administering
the laws for relief of the poor in Ireland to assess
such sum, by an order under their seal, upon the
.several unions, in proportion to the net annual
value of the rateable property therein, according
to the valuation in force for ^e time being ; and
the said Commissioners shall make such order,

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Part II. 10.] Cattle Disease, 631

and shfdl transmit to the Board of Guardians, and ^^^^^ *»
likewise to the Treasurer of each union, a copy diskasb
thereof, stating the amoimt so assessed on such ^^»
union ; provided that no such certificate or order —
shall authorize the assessment of more than one
halfpenny in the pound on the net annual Talue
tif the rateable property as aforesaid.

11. Forthwith on the receipt of such order the Twasurerfof
Treasurer of the union shall, out of the funds then ^^l^
lying in his hands to the credit of the Guardians, »moniit so
or, 5 there shall be then no sufficient assets, out bmH? ^
of the monies next received by him, and placed to i«J»nd.
the credit of the Guardians, pay over the amount
so assessed on the union to the Bank of Ireland^
to be there placed to a separate acoount, to be
entitled the " Cattle Plague Account ;" and the
Guardians of the union shall in their accoimt with
the electoral divisions of the union debit each
electoral division with its proportion of the said
sum, according to the net annual value for the
time being of the rateable property situate in each
such division*

13. If after the disbursement of the said fund if afiuther
in the manner aforesaid a further sum shall be quh«?. the
required for like purposes, such further sum shall JJJJ^^^
be certified to the said Commissioners, and assessed the com-
by them, and paid to the same account as herein- ^^^2ed
before enacted ; provided that no larger sum shall by them.
be levied under the authority of this Act than

shall be equivalent in the whole to a poundage of
fourpence in the pound on the net annual value
of the rateable property in the imions in Ireland,

14. K after the assessment and pajnnent of ifoocaaon
any such sum or sums as aforesaid into the Bank ^JjU^*
of Ireland occasion shall not arise for the appli- application
cation of the whole or any part thereof to the Lieawd, the
purpose aforesaid, the fact shall be certified, as '*i^!^
hereinbefore provided, to the said Commissioners, the com-
who shall thereupon ascertain the amount of the ™*"»®«»«»-
remcdning balance, and make and issue an order

under tiieir seal assigning the proportions return-
able to each union, according to its net annual
value, and the Bank of Ireland shall, on receiving

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632 Cattle Disease, [Part IL 10.

'VaSl.* ^iJ-ection to that effect from the Chief Secretatr

DisBABB or Under-Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant, remit

fa*^' the sums so assigned to the Treasurers of the s^d

— unions respectively, and the Guardians of eadi

imion shall, on the Treasurer's receipt of the sums

so assigned, credit each electoral division with its

proportion according to the net annual value of

the rateable property situate in each.



[An order was issued by the Poor Law Commis-
sioners \mder the above-mentioned provisions,
dated 27th April, 1866, assessing the sxim of
thirteen thousand four hundred and seventy-four
pounds upon the several imions in Ireland, by a
rating of one farthing in the pound on the net
annual value of the rateable property, and under
a subsequent order, dated 8th May, 1868, the
unappropriated balance of that sum, amounting to
five thousand six himdred and eight pounds two
shillings and six pence was retiimed to the several
unions, in proportions according to the net annual
value of the rateable property in each, and since
that date an Act to amend the Cattle Disease
Act {Ireland), has been passed, from which the
following provisions are extracted.]



33 5c 34 Vir.

^*;i?. 33 t 34 YiCT. Cap. 36.

( ATTLK

A MBiiDMKNT Au Act to amcud the Cattle Disease Act (Ireland),

Act,

H-0 1866.



[Ist August, 1870.]



§ 1. The provisions of sections ten, eleven and
twelve of the said " Cattle Disease Act (Ireland),
1866," relating to the providing a fund for the
purposes in section ten of the said Act mentioned,
in case the cattle disease, known as the rinderpest,
should appear in Ireland, and to the application
of such fund, shall extend and apply to the pro-

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Pakt II. 10.] CatOe Disease, 633

Tiding and application of a fiind for all or any of ^ * 35^'*^
the additional purposes following; (that is to say), ca'ttli

(1.) For preventing the introduction into Ire- '^"'^""*'^
land of the cattle disease known as the i^ro,
"cattle plague/' or rinderpest;" and

(2.) For preventing the introduction into Ire-
Icmdf the occurrence or the spreading
therein, of any infectious or contagious
disease of cattle, sheep, swine, or other
animals.

13. This Act and the said " Cattle Disease Act
{Ireland), 1866," shall be construed together, and
all provisions of the said i-ecited Act shall remain
in full force, save to the extent to which they have
been modified or altered by this Act



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PART III.



GENERAL EEGULATIONS

OF TBS

POOR LAW COMMISSIONERS,



GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL CIRCULARS
RELATING THERETO.



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LIST OF GENERA.L OEDERS.



1. — General Order for regulatmg the election of Guardians, dated

2nd January, 1863, 641

2. — Greneral Order for regulating Ihe meetings and proceedings
ef Boards of Guardians, and the appointment and duties of
union oflScers, dated 19tli January, 1852, .... 707
General Orders containing amendments of the General Order
of 19th January, 1852, viz. :—

(1.)— As to the appointment of Poor Rate Collectors, dated

2nd September, 1862, 736

(2.) — ^As to the relief of orphan and deserted children,

dated 10th October, 1862, 738

(3.) — ^As 10 the qualification for the oflSce of medical oiEcer

of a workhouse, dated 10th October, 1862, . . 741
(4.) — ^As to the qualification for the office of medical officer

of a workhouse, dated 6th January, 1863, . . 744
(6.) — ^As to the qualification for the office oif medical officer

of a workhouse, dated 26th November, 1864, . 746

3. — General Order for regulating the management of workhouses,
and the duties of workhouse officers, dated 5th February,

1849, 755

4. — General Order for regulating the keeping and auditing of ac-
counts, dated 8th April, 1853, 799

5. — General Order prescribing forms in which rates are to be made,

dated 9th September, 1850, 855

6. — General Order prescribing mode and forms in which notice of
the preparation and making of rules are to be published,

dated 12th January, 1853, 865

7. — General Order for regulating the government of dispensary dis-
tricts, the qualifications for the office of dispensary medical
officer, and the performance of vaccination, dated 29th No-
vember, 1869, 875

8. — General Order as to charging expenses under the Sanitary Act,

1866, dated 12th October, 1866, 963

9. — General Order prescribing form of contract for medical and

surgical supplies, dated 28th February, 1867, . . . 969



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1. GENEKAL OKDEE,

DATED 2nd JANUARY, 1863,



FOR KEaVLATfSa



THE ELECTION OF GUARDIANS.



CONTENTS.



Resdnding previous orders, 641

Betumiog Officer, and assistants, 042

Claims to vote and proxies, 648

Register of claims to vote, * . . 644

Revision of regit the
name of such person from the list of candidates.

Article 14. — In any case in which no person



> For the amoant of the qnaUAoation u at pneent fixed in
each imiont see page 708.



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Part III. 1.] Election of Gkcardia7i8, 647

shall have been put in nomination for an electoral ^^^^^^
division, the Returning Officer shall, with the 2nd Jonuair,
assistance of the Collector of the district, ascertain |f^
whether the Guardian or Guardians for such
electoral division, whose year of office is expiring,
continue to be in all respects duly qualified for
the office of Guardian.



LIST OF CANDIDATES.

Article 15. — The Returning Officer shall pre-
pare and sign a list according to the Form marked
G, hereunto annexed, of the several qualified can-
didates duly nominated as aforesaid, and whose
names have not been omitted or struck out under
Article 13 up to the 8th of March, and also the
names of the Guardian or Guardians of those elec-
toral divisions (if any) for which no nomination
shall have been made, and who continue to be in
all respects duly qualified for the office of Guar-
dian ; and such list shall contain the names and
residences of the rate-payer or rate-payers by
whom the candidates shall respectively have been
proposed ; but it shall not be necessary in any
case to name in the list or in the voting papers
hereinafter mentioned more than one rate-payer as
proposer of any candidate.

Article 16. — The Returning Officer shall for-
ward a copy of such list on the 8th day of March
to the said Commissioners ; and shall cause a copy
thereof to be laid before the Board of Guardians
by the Clerk of the union, at their first meeting
after the Hat is so completed and forwarded : and
the Guardiana to be elected for the electoral divi-
sions and wards of the union, shall be chosen from
the candidates, being duly nominated and quali-
fied, whose names are contained in such list.

Article 17. — If the candidates for an electoral
division or ward shall not exceed the number of
Gtuurdians to be elected for the division or ward,
such candidates (excepting those who may in
writing dedine to act), shall be deemed to be the
elected Guardians for such division or ward, and

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648 General Order /or Regulating the [Part III. 1.

ELBcnoM shall be csrtified as such in the return to be made
i!nd January, bv the Returning Officer, as hereinafter provided.

1863. *

LISTS OP VOTERS.

Article 18. — When the number of qualified
candidates duly nominated for any electoral
division or ward, shall exceed the number of
Gruardians to be elected for any such division or
ward, the Returning Officer shall thereupon forth-
with prepare lists, according to the annexed Forms
H 1 and H 2, of the rate-payers of such division
or ward and of proxies appointed ; in which lists
the several particulars specified in such Forms
shall be so stated sis to show the total annual
value of the several parcels of rateable property
occupied by the same rate-payer, or in respect of
which the same rate-payer shall have made a valid
claim to vote in such electoral division or ward ;
also the total amount of net rents, or net annual
value, or of tithe-rentcharges, set forth in state-
ments received, or in appointments of proxies,
following the latest decision of any Returning
Officer for the time being, in every case which
shall have been dealt with under the provisions of
Article 8 : and the list of rate-payers making such
statomentB, and of proxies, shall be made up to
one calendar month preceding the first day herein
appointed for collecting votes.

voting papers.

Article 19. — If at any time after the prepara-
tion and signature of the list of candidates, and
before the issue of voting papers as hereinafter
directed, any of the persons put in nomination
shall tender to the officer conducting the election
of Guardians, lus or their refusal, in writing, to
serve the office of Guardian, whereby the number
of candidates for any electoral division or ward
shall be reduced to or below the number of Guar-
dians to be elected, then the remaining candidates
for such division or ward shall be cer^ed in the
return to be made as hereinafter provided, as

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Fart IIL 1.] Election of Guardians. 649

Guardians, and it will not be necessary to issue ^JJ^^!*
votilig papers in any such case ; but where the s Jan., isia.
number of candidates shall stijl exceed the number
of Guardians to be elected, the Returning Officer
shall cause voting papers, in the Form J 1, or J 2,
as the case may require, to be printed for such
divisions or wtu*ds ; and he shall prepare lists of
the voters for whom papers are to be left by the
persons who shall be employed to distribute them,
in which lists shall be stated the number of each
paper, and the name of the place at which it is
to be left ; and eveiy paper shall be folded and
indorsed with its proper number ; and the voting
papers shall be arranged in parcels, according to
townlands, or streets, or similar order, as far as
practicable, and be delivered to the persons em-
ployed to distribute and collect the papers so
arranged, that they may distribute and collect
them as nearly as possible in the order in which
they receive them.

Article 20. — If at any time after the printing
and before the issuing of the voting papers, any
person put in nomination shall die, or shall tender
to the officer conducting the election of Guardians,
his refusal, in writing, to serve the office of Guar-
dian, but the number of candidates shall still
exceed the number of Guardians to be elected, the
Returning Officer shall, before issuing the voting
papers, erase the name of such person therefrom,
by drawing a line through such name in ink.

ISSUE OP VOTING PAPERS.

Article 21. — The voting papers shall be issued
on the 18th day of March, and if the whole can-
not be issued on that day, the remainder shall be
issued on the following day ; but it shall not be
necessary to deliver papers in any electoral division
or ward for which the number of candidates shall,
before the said 18th day of March, be reduced to
or below the number of Guardians to be elected ;
in which case each remaining candidate for such
division or ward, duly nominated and qualified,
shall be certified in the return as a Guardian.

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650 General Order for Regvlaiing the [Part III. I.

KwKrnoii Article 22. — Every Collector of Ratee for any
2 Jan., 1863. electoral di vision, or for any ward thereof, ia
— which a contest for the office of Guardian may
occur, shall attend to assist the Betuming Officer
in issuing voting papers, and shall compare ih»
list of occupiers, and of persons rated as owners
or immediate lessors under the provisions of the
Act 6 <fe 7 Vic. c. 92, sections 1 and 4, or of
the Act \2 k \Z Vic. c. 91, section 63, or of
. the Act 12 & 13 Vic. c. 104, section 10, with
his collecting books, and set a mark opposite to^
the name of every occupier, owner, or immediate
lessor, who shall have paid all rates assessed on
him, and against the name of every occupier,
owner, or immediate lessor, who shall have paid
all such rates excepting such as may have been
made within the six calendar months immediately
preceding the first day appointed for issuing the
voting papers ; up to which day, if any occupier,
owner, or immediate lessor, shall tender payments
of rate due by him, the Collector shall i-oceive the
amount, and set a mark indicating payment of
rate opposite the name of such occupier, owner,
or immediate lessor.

Article 23. — ^The Returning Officer shall cause
one voting paper to be delivered by a person ap-
pointed for that purpose at the residence of e\^ry
occupier, owner, or immediate lessor, named iu
the list, according to Form H 1, specified in
Article 18, who shall appecur not to owe any rate
made six calendar months or more previously to
the first day for issuing voting papers ; and voting
papers for all other rate-payera and for proxies,
shall be delivered at the respective {daces ap-
pointed by them in the electoral division or ward.

Article 24. Every rate-payei entitled to vote
in mtore than one capacity in any division or waid
shall be supplied with a voting paper for eaeh
capacity in which he is entitled to vote; and every
proxy shall receive a separate voting paper for
each of the rate-payers entitled to vote for whom
he acts as proxy in respect csf each divisaon or
ward in wluch Uiey may be entitled to vote.

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Pabt ni. 1.] Election of Guardians, G51

EXECUTION OK VOTING PAPERS. Elbctmw

Ordkr:

Article 25. — ^The voter, whether he be the ' J^m^ihus.
proxy of a rate-payer or not, shall place his own
initials opposite the name of every candidate for
whom ho votes, and shall sign the voting paper ;
and every proxy shall also state thereon, in his
own handwiiting, the name of the person for whom
he is proxy ; but if the voter cannot write, he may
procure a person to write the voter's name on the-
paper, in full, and such person shall then write the-
voter's initials opposite to the name of each candi-
date for whom the voter intends to vote, and after-
wards aflix his own signature to the paper as
witness to the mark of the voter, which is to be
affixed by the voter to the paper in place of
signature.

Article 26. — If the initials of a voter shall be
written against the names of more persons than
are to be elected Guardians for the electoral
division or ward, or if he shall not sign or affix
his mark to the voting paper, or if his mark shall
not be duly attested, the voting paper shall not
be included in the casting up of the votes.

Article 27. — No person, not being a proxy or
an officer of a corporation or company duly ap-
pointed to vote, shall vote in the name of any
other person.

oollection of voting papers.

Article 28. — On the 20ih day of March, and
if necessary on the foDowing day, the Returning
Officer shall cause the voting papers to be collected,
but in no case (excepting that provided for in
Article 42,) shall a voting paper be allowed to
remain more than one clear day with the voter :
and the persons employed in collecting the voting
papers shall not examine or permit any person to
have access to such papers while in their charge ;
and on completing the collection in any electoral
division or ward, they i^iall arrange the voting
papers according to the numbers indorsed there-
npon, in parsuance of Article 19, and enclose them

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652 General Order for Begvlating the [Part III. 1.

elktiom in a parcel, which shall thereupon be delivered by
s Jak., 1863. one of the persons so employed in each division or
— ward, to the Returning Officer, as nearly as pos-
sible in the same order as that in which the voting



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