y — — FOOTBALL. ( NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. RH1..u AMATEURS v. RHYL TOWN. On the ground of the former, the game resulting in a draw of one goal each. Results up to date: Matches. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pots. Llandudno. 8. 6. 2. 0.31. 8.12 Bangor 8.. 5. 2. 22.214.171.124 Rhyl Town 8. 4. 2. 126.96.36.199 Bangor 8.. 5. 2. 188.8.131.52 Rhyl Town 8. 4. 2. 184.108.40.206 Rhyl Amateur 9. 3. 5. 1.13.35. 7 I Carnarvon 6. 1. 4. 1. 9.15. 3 Holywell 5. 0. 4. 1. 6.20. 1 I
THE NORTH WALES COAST SENIOR CUP (SEMI-FINAL TIE). BANGOR v. CARNARVON IRONOPOLIS. At Llandudno. Carnarvon soon pressed, but were faulty in front of goal. Corners fell in quick succession, but neither side utilised, them, and half-time arrived without any scor- ing. In the second half Carnarvon, though without their goalkeeper, who was hurt and retired, scored once. Subsequently another of the Carnarvon men was disabled. This enabled Bangor to put 011 Lhr&e goals, and I. retire victors by three goals to one.
CARNARVONSHIRE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. The quarterly meetings of the Baptist Association were held at the Caersalem Baptist Chapel, Carnarvon, ",on Monday and Tuesday last, the chair at the conference being occupied by Mr John Rees, Carnarvon. -Rev John Griffith, Llanfairfechan, the secretary, announced that the church at Trevor had completed its new chapel, and it was resolved that financial assistance be given to the church should it be found necessary.—Messrs J. C. Hughes, Bangor, and H. R. Jones, Llanllyfni, were introduced to the Association as candidates for the ministry, and their claims were submitted to the examining committee.—The Association approved of the selection of the Rev Mr Edwards, of Llanerchyuaedd. as pastor of the united churches of Glwtybont and Sardis. —A committee waa appointed to visit the church at Criccieth with a view of securing its co-operation with the Association—It was unanimously resolved that Mr W. J. Williams, chartered accorntant, Car- narvon, be appointed to audit the ac- counts for the year.-With regard to the Denominational Sunday School examina- tions, the Rev D. Frimstone explained that all necessary arrangements for the holding of the same had been made throughout the county with the exception of the churches at Bethesda and Portdinorwic, and the attention of those churches was called to the matter. Several complaints were made that I the scholars in some of the schools were not afforded the necessary facilities at !the ex- amination, and instances were given of children being compelled to go on their knees to write out their replies to the ques- tions given (" Shame "). This kind of thing, it was said, did not give those children a chance of competing with other who enjoyed all the advantages of a well equipped school- room, and it was decided to call the attention of the churches to the urgent necessity of providing suitable accommoda- tion.—The Rev Mr Jones, Portmadoc, was warmly received as a member of the Associa- tion.—The Rev J. Williams, Penygroes, an- nounced that the memorial stone subscribed for by the Association to be placed on the Brave of the late Rev Robert Jones, Llan- yfni, had been erected. It was a hand- some monument, and a fit tribute to a departed brother who had done so much for the Baptist cause in North Wales.-The afternoon meeting was devoted to a discus- sion upon the duties of the churches towards the rising generation. There were preach- ing services held on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
LLANRWST BOARD OF GUARDIANS. I The fortnightly meeting of the Llanrwst Board of Guardians was held on Tuesday, under the presidency of Mr E. Jones Wil- liams, Rhydlanfair. THE HOUSE.-The Master reported the number in the house to be 30, as compared with a similar number for the corresponding period. Tramps relieved, 39. FINANCIAL.-The sum paid in out-relief during the past fortnight was reported to amount to JE86, a similar cheque being signed for the coming fourteen days.-The out- standing arrears amounted to P,29 odd. I ATTENDANCE OF MEMBERS.—A list was presented of the attendance of the members during the past year.- Mr O. Isgoed Jones observed that he was glad to see the attendance of the guardians so good. It spoke well of the interest they took in their work. He was only an ex-officio mem- ber, having been elected out of compliment, but he had attended five times, and would be only too willing and ready to give them any assistance whenever he could. VOTE OF CONDOLENCE. On the I motion of the Chairman, seconded by Dr Evans, a vote of condolence was passed with the widow of the late Mr Richard Roberts, who was a member of the board. AN ADDRESS BY MR BIRCHAM.—Mr Bircham, the Local Government Board in- spector, said that whenever he had attended the proceedings of that board he always found a fair attendance of guardians present, notwithstanding the fact that they had come from great distances. Such attendance was a credit to all of them. They were about to go out of office, but the probability was that most of them would be r3turned. Boards such as that of Llanrwst had very difficult cases to deal with from time to time. Many of the members lived in country districts where the population was scattered, and where everyone knew all about the residents. Therefore, the natural tendency was that they came into the board more as supporters rather than judges. He implored them to offer the house more often to persons who applied for relief, and whose condition had been brought about through intemperance and other means. If they adopted and acted upon that maxim they would have, there- fore, more to give to the deserving poor (hear, hear). He also strongly protested against giving out-relief to persons who were living in insanitary dwellings. To his mind it was nothing short than giving a premium upon insanitary houses and uncleanliness. It was a great mistake. Thev should not scruple to offer the house, inasmuch as people were treated most kindly in the house, which by the way had been improved very much in a small way during the past 12 months. APPOINTMENT OF RATE COLLEC. TORS.-Twelve applications were receieved for the appointments of rate collectors for the Llanrwst and Pentrevoelas districts. The selection committee recomTnende1 the follow. ing names for final selection for the Llan- rwst districtMessrs Edward Roberts, Pen- trelisaf, Llanelian; O. Evans Jones, Penrhos- terrace, Llandudno Junction; and D. E. Griffith, Cae Melwr, Llanrwst. The voting was as follows .—Edward Roberts, 15; D. ft Griffith, 115 0* Evans Jones, 0. Put up u a substantiatiye motion Mr Edward UnhAvts was unanimously elected. The re- Roberts w the Pentrevoelas district weTr D E Griffith. Cae Mclwr and Mr Li Tb(°rws 3E2S- 4^Mr "Thomas Was subsequently unani. mously appointed. Messrs ATTENDANCE OFFICERS. Messrs Evan JonesandR. Thomas were re-appointed school attendance officers.
DENBIGH COUNTY COUNCIL The first meeting of the nowliy-elected County Council for Denbigh was held at the County Hall, Wrexham, on Monday. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. The first business on the agenda. was the election of chairman, and Mr O. Isgoed Jones (the vice-chairman of the last Council) was asked to take the chair pro. tem. Mr Hooson said he begged to move that they confer the honour of chairman of that important County Council on Mr Thomas Gee, of Denbigh. He was pleased that day to see Mr Gee returned to the Council, which he regarded as the happiest return that had taken place during the recent contest. Mr William Griffiths, Llanfairtalhaiam, seconded the motion, which was carried with acclamation. Mr Gee, in returning thanks, said he had not sought the office, but as they so kindly elected him to the position, it was gratifying to him that the vote had been unanimous, and he should do his utmost to conduct the business of the Council, with the kind dS-o sistance of the members, to the best of his ability, and to the satisfaction of all (ap- plause). ELECTION OF ALDERMEN. The following were proposed for the posi- tion of aldermen, with the number of votes they received:—Mr Simon Jones, 43; Mr William Coward, Llangollen, li); Mr J. Watkin Lumley, Ruthin, 30; Mr E. Hoo- son, Rhos, 29; Mr Henry Dennis, Ruabon, r 29; Mr Christmas Jones, Cefn, 29; Mr Ben- nelfcfc Jones, Plas Onn, Denbigh, 29; Mr Boaz Jones, Denbigh, 29 (elected); Mr Wil- liam Douglas Wynn Griffith, Trefynant, 14; Colonel Sandibach, 12; Dr J. Medwyn Hughes, Ruthin, 12; Mr J. Evan Powell, Wrexham, 14; Mr J. Duncan Miller, Aber- gele, 13 Mr John R. Tudor, Llangollen, 12; Mr William Thomas, Bron Llwyn, 13; Mr J. M. Roberts, Chrisifcybeirdd, 11. The Council then adjourned in order that the newly-elected aldermen might be given an opportunity of signing declarations on their acceptance of office. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN. On resuming, the Council proceeded to the election of vice-chairman. Sir Robert Egerton said he had very much pleasure in moving that Captain Griffith-Bos- cawen be elected, vice-chairman. Captain Griffith-Boscawen had had great experience of county matters he was well known to all tihe members of the Council, and he (Sir Ro- bed;) had no doubt Captain Griffith-Boscawen had not only great business capacities, but a very good knowledge of business matters a very good knowledge of business matters aiso. I Mr John Roberts, Henllan, seconded the motion. Mr Rawson Williams moved, as an amend- ment, that Mr O. Isgoed Jones be re-elected, and Mr W. H. Jones seconded. Captain Griffith-Bosoawen rose, amid cries of "No," to withdraw. Mr W. G. Dodd, in supporting the nominar tion of Capta'n Griffith-Boscawen, said he hoped that gen i leman would not withdraw. The amendment was put to the vote, but Was lost, and Captain Griffith-Boscawen was declared elected. A VOTE OF THANKS TO THE EX-CHAIRMAN. Mr J. W. Lumley said he thought it their duty to record upon the minutes a cordial vote of thanks to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn for the very able manner in whicih he had filled the chair during the past two years. As a member of the old Council, and as a member of the new Council also, he felt it only fair that a vote of that character should be given by the new Council to Sir Watkin, now that he had been removed from the chairmanship. Colonel Mainwaring seconded the motion. The motion was then put to the meeting, and carried unanimously. ELECTION OF COMMITTEES. The Council next proceeded to the appoint- ment of the standing committees. These were elected without opposition. THE STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE" Mr John Roberts, Henllan, moved that tihe following be elected to represent the County Council "on the committee The Chairman, Messrs Simon Jones, W. G. Dodd, Thomas Parrv, Gomer Roberitts, William Griffiths, W. Pen Dennis, J. W. Luinley. A. O. Ev- ans, O. Isgoed Jones, Thomas Morris, and Edward Hooson. He understood that q.uar- ter sessions generally elected their represen- tatives on the committee for a period of three years, o,nd he, therefore, included in his mo- tion that the gentlemen he had proposed be elected for the same period. Mr R. J. Powell seconded the motion. The Chairman pointed out that they were not able to elect representatives for more than a year. The Vice-chairman also said it was doubt- ful. The Clerk added that he, too, did not think so, as they must confine themselves to the period for which their chairman pre- sided, and he was only elected for one year. Mr Roberta having withdrawn the para- graph from his motion with reference to the I period of election, the motion was put t* the meeting, and carried unanimously. MR LUMLETS SPEECHES. Mr Ejyrke, amid much laughter, suggested; the appointment of a small committee to re- vise and summarise Mr Lumley's speeches. (Mr Lumley: Hear, hear.) The Chairman said he was afraid the mat- would only entail another series of SPThe matter, after more laughter, was al- lowed to drop. THE TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION. Mr Dodd moved that the members for the time being representing the Council on the county! governing body be appointed the technical instruction committee, and that the powers exercisable bv the County Council un- der the Tecihnioal Instruction Act be dele- gated to them, except the powers of raising a rate or of borrowing sums of money. Mr Benson seconded the motion, and at was agreed to.
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FAILURE OF THE CONCILI- ATION ACT. "The truth about the New Zealand Com- pulsory Industrial Conciliation and Arbitra- tion Act" is the long title to a small book purporting to be "an exposure of a mischiev- ous State Socialist experiment." Referring to the first report by the Board of Trade of proceedings under the British Conciliation Act of 1896, the author says that when di- vested of its official colouring it is an ac- r knowledgment of their failure. The author says :—Even the summaries of cases dealt with are worded in such a way as to leave with the reader an unfavourable impression against the employers concerned-notably the account of the Penrhyn quarry dispute. In eleven months action was taken with re- ly gard to thirty-five disputes-viz., in four on the Department's own initiative (two being demarcation disputes), six by invitation from Itoth sides, nine on application from employ- ers, and sixteen on application from work- men. In seven cases the interference applied for was refused as useless and unnecessary, and five other cases fell through of the re- maining twenty-three cases five were sub- mitted to arbitration, and settled; in four cases the disputants settled matters them- selves and in fourteen conciliation (pro- moted by the Board) effected a termination. The numbers of men affected by the settle- ment were comparatively very small.
THE CONWAY SCHOOL BOARD. A public meeting to further the candidature of the Nonconformist Candidates for the Conway School Board was held, at the school- room connected with the Calvinistic Chapel, on Wednesday evening. Alderman Hugh Hughes, who presided, observed that they looked forward to a bril- liant victory on Saturday (cheers). It had been stated that it was a skeleton school board that they had at Conway. If so, it was a skeleton with a stubborn life, because it had taken their opponents six years too try and kill it (hear, hear). It was not a faot-indeed it was a mis-statement—to pub- lish that the Nonconformist candidates, If returned, intended to saddle the borough with new schools. The board had not met once last year. Still, they had the bare- facedness to come forward, and say that they looked after the education of the children (cheers). It was a fact that more importance was placed on Church catecism at the Conway Schools than anything else. The Rev T. D. Jones, one of the candi- dates, said that they were there in connec- tion with the education of their children, the most important question next to religion (cheers). It was of vital importance for them to know who taught their children. He maintained that all schools should be under public control, if they derived any financial assistance from Imperial taxation (cheers). At Conwaiy, however, they were in a peculiar position, and could only do the best they could out of the circumstances (hear, hear). Their opponents stated that the time would come when the population would increase, and possibly a new school would have to be erected, and if Nonconformists were in I power, upon the rates. Now, the same gen- tleman he had referred to stated, even later than October, at Conway, that there was am- ple room for a long time to come in the Conway Schools (cheers). So far from being free schools, the Conway Schools received I from J3500 to J3600 from local taxation, and they in Conway contributed to the same (ap- plause). He protested against the action of certain persons in going about to intimidate people by stating that their rents would be raised the first day if the Nonconformist can- didates were returned ("Shame"). The Rev T. Gwynedd Roberts followed with a rousing speeh. He characterised the leaflets issued as a tissue of mis-statements and falsehoods (applause). The local schools were not so efficient as they ought to be (hear, hear). It would be the duty of the board to see to the matter (applause). They also stated that they intended to abolish the school board and form the council as an attendance committee. It was the first time for him to know that Mrs Fincham had any voice in the affairs of the council (loud ap- plause). But elections brought about revela- tions. The speaker warned the other side that they had already broken the law by intlmitadslon, and if they so felt inclined the Nonconformists could quash the election if they lost (applause). Others having spoken, a hearty vote of confidence in the candidates, and pledging the meeting to do all they could to return them triumphantly at the top of the poll was passed.
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TRADE IN NORTH WALES. I The "Labour Gazette" publishes the follow- ing report from its North Wales correspond- ent on the condition of trade in the district: —Mining Employment at the coal mines of North Wales is good, the majority of the pits having worked full time. Full time has been worked at the Minera lead mines. Quarrying Employment is good at the slate quarries; brisk at the Pwllheli and Pen- maenmawr granite sertt quarries; good at the lime and roadstone quarries fair at the free- stone quarries. Engineering and Metal Trades The men at the BlUmoo steel works continue fully employed the ironworkers at Mostyn report employment a8 fair; the en- gineers at Sandycroft and Oswestry as moder- ate, at Ruabon and Cefn brisk. Full time has been worked at the Bagillt-spelter works and the Ruabon waggon works. The coach- makers at Oswestry report employment as moderate. Building Trades: The brick- layers report employment as moderate at Wrexham, dull at Oswestry; the carpenters and joiners as quiet at Wrexham, moderate at Oswestry the painters and house decora- tors at Wrexham as quiet; the plasterers as moderate at Llandudno, good at Colwyn Bay; the labourers at Wrexham as improving. Em- ployment in the building trades at Rhos, Rua;bon, and Cefn, is reported as fair. Brick and Terra-cotta Industries: Employment at Wrexham, Ruabon, Rhos, Mold, Buckley, and Penvbont continues steadv. Chemical Industries: Full time is being worked at the Flint and Ruabon chemical works. Clothing and Textile Industries: Full time has been worked in the woollen and tweed industries of Montgomeryshire. The bespoke tailors at Oswestry report employment as improving; at Bangor as quiet; at Rhyl as slack.
VALLEY PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before Hugh Edwards, Esq. (chairman), Dr E P. Edwards, Captain W. H. Edwards, and John Lewis, Esq. DOG CASES.—P.C. Owen Hughes, Bod- cdern, sued John Roberts, Bryngoleu, Bod- edern, for keeping a dog without a license.- The evidence was that Roberts paid for the license of one dog, and was entitled by law to keep a second, and had a third dog with- out a license.—Roberts said that he was under the impression that he could keep two dogs, according to the number of his stock. ■—The defendant was informed that he must not keep only one dog without a license, and the case was dismissed with a caution.-P.C William Jones, Rhydwyn, summoned Rich- ard Rowlands, Caerau, on a similar charge. The case was dismissed with a caution.-P.C. William Jones, Rhydwyn, also charged Owen Roberts, Penygroes, Llanfachraeth, with having a dog in his possession without a license. Since receiving the summons, Ro- berts had obtained a license, and he was now fined 5a 6eL STEALING HENS.-P.C. William Jones, Rhydwvn, charged Elizabeth Williams, Man- yfanteli, Llanrhyddlad, with the larceny of two hens on two distinct dates. The evi- dence went to show that the hens had been found in her possession.—The defendant was ordered to pay 10s in each case, including costs. NON-ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL.—> William Owen, school board attendance offi- cer, summoned Thomas Hughes, 'Refail, Llechylehed, under the Elementary Educa- tion Act, and the defendant was fined 5s.
COLWYN BAY PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY.—Before the Rev W. Ven- ables Williams and other magistrates. THE DISPUTE AT THE LIBERAL CLUB.—The adjourned case of Evans v. W. H. Roberts was resumed. Evans is a con- traotor employed by the North and South Wales Bank to carry out certain alterations in their premises, a part of which is occupied at3 o T.iKawil HI nT"» 4-Tia <4 V,/» 11* A "0 V. V..L U. v, UU'\J ISULUg VJ1D representative tenant. In carrying out the alterations it was alleged that plaintiff tres- passed on the premises of the club, and it was by way of resisting tbis trespass that the alleged assault on Evans was committed by Roberts. In the meantimo the authori- ties of the club applied for an injunction to restrain further trespass, and at the last hearing Mr Uunn, for the defendant, alleged that the matter, involving a question of title, vras out of the jurisdiction of the bench, and stated that an injunction had been obtained. He, however, could not produce the injunc- tion, and the case was adjourned for tha production of the order. There was a cross- summons, wd both parties pleaded not ¡ guilty.—Mr Osborne, one of the magistrates, before the case was opened, appealed to the parties to settle the matter without bringing to light something of the nature of a scandal. —Mr Nunn said he agreed to that, and had even suggested that that course should be taken.—Mr Amphlett, for Evans, said his instructions prevented him agreeing to the course, and the case proceeded.—Ultimately, 'both cases were dismissed. A BATCH OF LLYSFAEN QUARRY- MEN FINED.—James W Raynes charged Elias Davies, Evan Hughes, John Evans, W. Roberts, Richard Edwards, Peter Jones, Isaac Hughes, and John Evans, with breaches of the special rules established under the Factory Act, 1894, on several dates in January and February last. The defendants, who are all employed at the quarries at Llys- faen, all pleaded guilty, and a fine of Is and costs was inflicted in eacth case. The spokes- man of the men, a man of aboutjy sixty years of age, at once said that they could not pay the fine, as they had no money with them then. They were informed that they would have to paiY the money (or suffer other pen- alties) that day. After some delay, the men said they Would pay the amount if the man- ager of the quarries would advance the sums required. Mr Taylor said that if the men asked him to do so 'he would advance the money on condition that he was authorised to deduct it from their wages afterwards. To this the men at once agreed. The total amount of the fine in each case was 6s 6d.
THE CAMBRIAN MOUNTAINEERING CLUB.-Several of the members of the above club journed by the 2.20 train to Talycafn. The route taken was through Ty'nygroes, via Llanbedr, and the mountain of the same name was climbed, which has an altitude of some 1400 feet. The next moun- ) tain ascended was Penygaer (1560 feet), from the summit of this headland were fine panor- amic views of the Carnarvonshire mountains. Moel Eilio, with its rounded summit, covered with snow ;i Talyfan (2000 feet), in the direction of Conway; Foel Fras, which was ascended the other week, still retained its mantle of snow. The views of the Conway Valley were very picturesque, both on the Denbighshire and the Carnarvonshire side. After having fairly feasted their eyes upon the surroundings, a descent was made to Bwlchygaer, and thence across the moorland, through which several brooks flowed, Eigian Mountain was reached and climbed, and a fine view was obtained of Lake Eigian, whose placid waters seemed like a huge mirror, re- flecting the surrounding snow-clad mountains. The lake is a little over one mile in length, and is situated in the very heart of the mountains. The mountain Penllithrig-y- wrach, which is formed like a camel's back, is peculiar in shape, and its name also corres- pond to its features, and the rugged rocks and snow-capped summit were prominently depicted in the landscape. The descent was made into the Conway Valley, where the return journey was made from Talycafn.
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SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. CARNARVON. ARRIVED.—«.8. Haainah Beckett, Capt. Williams, from Runcom; s.s. Christiana, Griffitihs, Liverpool; s.s. Prinoo Ja Ja, Ev- ans, do. s.s. Adelaide, Elias, do. Pioneer, Rees, Aberaeron; Prosperity, Williams, Bowling; Patrician, Whitehead, Waterford; Mary Edwards, Parry, Cardiff; Mary Ste- wart, Roberts, Porthsiddan; Ceres, Roberta, Dublin; Aid, Chamber, Cardiff; Christiana Davies, Davis, do. Lucy, Hill, Red Wharf; Sarah, Lewis, d«. s.s. Flagstaff, Jones, Li- verpool. SAILED.—s.s. Hannah Beckett, Captain Williams, for Petnmon; s.s. Adelaide, Elias, Liverpool; S.B. Christiana, Griffiths, do. s.s. Prince Ja Ja, Evans, do. Urania, Jones, North Shields; Pride of the Dee, Jones, London Eccleston, Williams, Warrington Jane, Williams, Amlwch; Yarra Yarra, Hol- land, Bangor.
PORTMADOC. ARRIVED.—Village Maid, Captain Hum- phreys, from Cardigan; Equity, Roberts, Abersoch Witch of the Wave, Ellison, Port- afcrry; Regina, Russell, Pwllheli; Rebec- ca, s.s., Roberts, Liverpool; Lilly Miles, Hughes, Fishguard; Isabel, James, Aber- aeron; Mary Owens, Hughes, Londonderry;, Blodwen, Evans, Douarnenez; Pluvier, Wil- liams, New Rcss Neptune, Williams, Liver- pool; Laura, Roberts, Cardiff; A. T., Tho- mas, Aberaeron; Isabella, Ibbon, Haverford- west; Triumph, My or, Newport; Ocean Belle, Davies, Shoreham; Fleetwing, Wil- liams, London Victoria, Roweston Cork; James, Jenkins, Aberaeron; Six Brothers, Vauston, Arthurstown Minna Elkan, Hum- phreys, Cork Waterloo, Jones, Stranrear; Mary and Eleanor, Jones, Plymouth Belt, Owens, Bristol;, Consul Kaestner, Williams, Exmouth. SAILED.—Aeron Lass, Captain Jones, for Chatham; Ellen James, Jones, Stettin; Picton, Hansen, Bremen; Catherine and Chatham; Ellen James, Jones, Stettin; Picton, Hansen, Bremen; Catherine and Mary, Nicholas, London; John and Mary, Jones, do. Cariad. Jones, Copenhagen; Eastward, Jones, Margate; Brothers. Da- vies, Cardiff; Marquis of Anglesey, Jones, Chatham Laura Griffith, Williams, Kioge; Cadwaladr Jones, Jones, Kiel; Morning Star, Davies, Harburg.
RUTHIN HURAIJ DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of the Ruthin Rural District Council was held on Monday, Mr Owen Wil- liams presiding. ANNUAL REPORT. — Dr J. Medwyn Hughes, medical officer of health, presented his report for the year ending 31st Decem- ber last. It showed that the birth-rate in the district was 21.2 per 1000 of the popula- tion for tihe year, and the death-rate 16.3, the la.tter being identical with the death-rate for the previous year, while the birth-rate showed a decline of 4.4 per thousand. The zymotic death-rate was 0.6, as against 0.7. Dr Medwyn Hughes pointed out that nothing had been done, practically, towards providing better water supplies in the district, although Derwen had now a good well. It was much to be deplored that ten out of 41 deaths in the Llanarmon sub-district were uncertified, I although it was not deemed necessary to hold a coroner's inquiry on any of the cases. THE WATER SUPPLY.—Mr F. J. Bir- I cham, Local Governmenit Board inspector, was present, and urged the council to take steps for obtaining a satisfactory supply of water for Gellifor, Llandyrnog, Llangyn- hafal, and Llangwyfan. The medical officer, nuisance inspector, and .himself, made a thorough inspection of this district last year. The great fault about what little water he saw there wa.s its liability to contamination. In many places, the water was obtained from what might be called roadside ditches. The only remedy would be a comprehensive scheme.Mr E. P. Jonas: There are very few deaths in this part, and in Llanarmon, where they have many deaths, there is plenty of water (laughter).—Mr JHireUam Dome people have been> drinking poison so long that nothing will affect them (laughter). It "h is not a safe argument to say that because people have not died the water is good.- Mr E. P. Jones: I want everybody to have water, but 1 do not want the ratepayers to have to pay for it.—Mr Bircham Well, I am afraid it is a difficult matter to get Water without paying for it.—The Medical Officer,said tihe absence of a satisfactory water supply did harm to the district as a health resort.—The Chairman endorsed what the doctor had said, and the report was then adopted.—Mr Bircham advised the council to pass building bye-laws, and it was de- cided to consider the Local Government Board's model blye-laws at an early meeting.
FLINTAND DENBIGH HUNT MEETING. The annual point-to-point steeplechase meeting in connection with this hunt was held on Saturday on the Bodrhyddan estate, principally on Pwllhalog Farm, near Lord Mostyn's lake of Llynhelig.. The day was gloriously fine, and there was a large at- tendance of members of the hunt and others, including Lord Mostyn, the Hon. Henry Mostyn, General the Hon. Savage Mostyn, the Lord-lieutenant of Flintshire (Mr H. R. Hughes, of Kinmel), the Hon. W. Vivian, Sir Pyers Mostyn, Bart., and party, Tal- acre; Mr Thomas Bate, J.P., and party, Kelsterton; Colonel Howard, St. Asaph; Mr and the Misses Pennant, Major Saxon Grecson-Ellis, Mr Williams Wynn (master of the hunt), Mrs Williams Wynn, Cefn; Capt. Heaton, Plas Heaton; Captain Hughes, Kinmel; Colonel Davies-Cooke, Colomendy Mr P. Davies-Cooke, J.P., Gwysaney; Mr Bibby, Vachwen Hall; Major Birch, Maes ElwyCaptain and Mrs Fielding, Upper Downing; Mr R. Sankey, J.P., Holywell; Captain and Mrs Gough, Wern Hall, &c. The first race was the Welter Race, a point- to-point steeplechase, over about 3i, miles of fair hunting country, open to bona-fid-i hunters that have been regularly hunted with the Flint and Denbigh bounds or any hounds in Carnarvonshire or Anglesey during this winter; first, £25; second, £ 5 —1, Mr Basil Phillips's bay mare Veronica, ridden by Mr G. C. Alletson; 2, Mr Pritchard- Rayner's bay gelding Slates, ridden by owner. The Farmer's Race, for horses be- longing to bona-fide tenant farmers residing at and occupying their farms within the limits of the Flint and Denbigh Hunt, catch 18" J weights, over two miles or iair niinting country, first prize £15, second e5: 1, Mr H. Roberts's brown gelding Prince, six years; 2, Mr E. J. Gaskell's bay gelding, six years. The Light-weight Race, a point- to-point steeplechase, over about 3j, miles of fair hunting country, under National Hunt Rules, weight 12st. 71b. or over; first prize j325, second £ 5 1, Mr R. W. William a- Wvnn's chestnut gelding Nimrod, ridden by owner. In this case Mr W. Bulcock. Gwespyr. who was riding his bay mare Lady Maude, fell and broke his collar bone. The officials were as follows:—Stewards: Judge, Captain Rowley Conwy; starter, Colonel Mesham clerk of the scales, Mr Owen J. Williams; hon. secretaries, Mr P. T. Davies- Cooke and Mr W. Conwy Bell.
ANGLESEY SHRIEV ALITY.-Mr J. R. Davies has appointed as his under-sheriff Mr J. Lloyd Griffith, solicitor, Holyhead.
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CARNARVON SCHOOL BOARD. A SOENE. The ordinary meeting of the Carnarvon School Board was held on Monday evening, when there were present: Messrs W. G. Thomas (chairman), Revs Owen Williams, Father Jones, Messrs J. Menzies, It. O. Roberts, and D. T. Edwards, together with Mr J. H. Thomas (clerk). LABOUR CERTIFICATES.—Rev Father Jones called attention to the question of labour certificates, and said that the board had been in the habit of letting children slio through their hands after they reached a certain standard without troubling them- selves whether they were really advanced enough to leave school. Up to a few years ago, H.M. Inspectors examined every child in reading, writing, and arithmetic, but a change had come and now the classes were divided into three -parts, one section being examined in reading, another in writing, and the other in arithmetic, and if the inspector I was satisfied he passed the whole. That system gave the board no intimation that the ( child was up to the mark in the three sub- jects, and it was quite impossible that the same child be presented for reading four or five years in succession and satisfy the ex- aminer each time in that subject, but when he was turned out to the world found himself quite a failure at figures. Now the law required that each child in order to be exempted should pass in three subjects, and the inspec- tor should certify to that effect, and the board had no right to let the child leave school unless this had been done. They were bound in conscience to carry out the law if the child wished to leave before he was 14 years of age. He would, therefore, propose that the board should enforce the law.-Rev Owen Williams remarked that they were practically carrying out the spirit of the thing now.—Rev Father Jones I do not think so.-Rev Owen Williams It is only the formalities we do not carry out. I ( am not against the motion.—The Clerk Hitherto you have been satisfied with the statement of the teacher, and Father Jones I wants to have it certified by the inspector.- The Chairman: That no child shall enter into employment unless the inspector certifies that he has passed a certain standard, and that means a lot of work for him.-Rev Father Jones Is he not paid hundreds of pounds every year and we have to admin- ister the law?—Mr Menzies thought the new board could deal with it, and he hoped Father Jones would be there (laughter).— Rev Father Jones hoped the legal gentlemen, Rev Owen Williams and Mr R. O. Roberts, who were present, would look into the matter and they would find that he was right.—Mr Menzies Not unless they are re-elected by the ratepayers (laughter). The new boird are worthy of some consideration. I second the motion, and move that the debate be adjourned until the new board meets.-Rev Father Jones agreed to this, and the matter dropped. THE SALARIES QUESTION.-There was a motion standing in the name of the Rev Father Jones to deal with the salaries, but he consented to withdraw it for the time. Mr Menzies, however, said that the extra- vagance of the board was something pheno- menal. He would like, by the next meeting, to have a return showing the salaries of the different departments for the last three years. There had been large additions to the school during the past year or so, and he wished to have a return showing the salaries of I the individual teachers in the four depart- ments, and the total of each to be compared with the totals of the preceding two years. -The Chairman: And at the same time let us have an idea as to the salaries paid to their teachers by other boards.—Mr Menzies said that these might be required for Father Jones's motion. They would not be needed for his resignation.—The Clerk read a letter from Mr Williams, the master of the Twthill I I School, stating that he had been appointed under the Llanellv School Board, and sub- mitting his resignation. The Chairman and several of the members spoke in high terms of the work done by Mr Williams, and it was resolved to give him a testimonial. THROWING STONES.-The Clerk read a circular letter from the Education Depart- ment asking the board to take steps caution* ing boys against the dangerous practice of throwing stones. — Rev Owen Williams thought that children were getting very reck- less, and he thought the teachers ought to teach them morality in that respect.—Rev Father Jones said he felt strongly upon the matter.—Mr R. O. Roberts believed there was a decided improvement in the town now to what it used to be.-Rev Father Jones The windows of my school are smashed now. ■—Mr Menzies But boys will be boys.—Rev Father Jones They ought to be taught to be good boys (laughter).—The Chairman said he felt certain the head teachers would take the matter up.—Rev Father Jones proposed that the chairman and the Rev Owen Williams should visit the schools and caution the children.—The Headmaster said that the teachers considered that a part of their duty. It was then understood that the teachers Would see to the matter. THE BOARD AND THE DEPART- MENT.—The Architect said that the Educa- tion Department had returned the plans for the proposed conversion of the old school into a boys' department with certain altera- tions.—Mr Menzies hoped the majority of the board would have the backbone to resist the Department in this respect—more than they had twelve months ago.-Rev Owen Williams suggested that they should have an interview with the officials of the Depart- ment, and moved that the architect should go up. That would be cheaper than coddling in this way continually, and the architect could explain how unreasonable the demands of the Department were.—Mr Menzies was in favour of asking the architect for the Department to come down.—Mr R. O. Roberts thought they could get over the matter very much sooner if they sent up their own architect to London. He seconded the Rev Owen Wil- liams because he thought it was important to have the alterations completed before the end of the mid-summer holidays.—This was, after some further discussion, agreed upon. A SCENE.—Mr Menzies asked if it was true that E50 had been spent in connection with having memorial stones, &c., for the new building ?—The Chairman Are you asking me ?—Mr Menzies I am asking the clerk.-The Clerk: There were two stones laid.—Mr Menzies Is that in the original contract ?—The Clerk Yes; and further than that ifc was agreed upon at a meeting of the members that assembled on the spot. They were all there except yourself, Mr Menzies.—Mr Menzies: It was a great waste of public money.-The Clerk: It was stated then that it was the usual thing.—Mr Menzies: Are there similar provisioha in other places?—The Clerk: Of course there are.—Mr Menzies And is it true that they cost £ 50 ?—The Architect: No.—Mr Men- zies What did they cost, then ?—The Archi- tect: £ 30.—Mr Menzies How many stones ? —The Architect: Two stones; and there was B20 each allowed for them in the original contract, anl I asked the board what inscrip- tion they wanted.—The Chairman (to Mr Menzies) Is there anything else you desire to know about the matter ?—Mr Menzies No.—The Chairman Did you not inquire o the architect about this before ?—Mr Men- zies Yes, six months ago.—The Chairman And did he not tell you what the board had passed ?—Mr Menzies No he told me he had been instructed by the board to prepare them.—The Chairman It is Wtite unfortu- nate that this should have happened. I very much regret that it should be made and I should have been the last to have & no- thing done contrary to the wishes of the board. It is the usual thing to have these stones put up, and the board wished it. And if you wished to object, it was your place to object then or very shortly after* wards.—Mr Menzies I was not at the meet- ing, and it was not on the agenda as a part of the business of any board meeting.-ThCi Chairman It was a part of the business.— Mr Menzies I quite understand Rev Owen Williams It is not worth while. -The Chairman If it was not worth while, why did Mr Menzies call attention to it ? To tell you the truth, I think it is all due to what the Welsh people call "gwenwyn." That is the reason of it.—Mr M&nzies What is it ?—Mr R. O. Roberts Translated, jeal- ousy.—Mr Menzies (to the chairman): Do you think I am jealous of you? Nothing of the kind.-The Chairman: I think it is quite uncalled for.—Mr Menzies I thought it was £ 50; but now I am told it is £30; and I look upon that as quite unnecessary ex- penditure.—Mr R. O. Roberts Mr Menzies has thought fit to draw attention to this matter, but he did not think it worth while to attend the meetings of the board and not worth his while to go to the school to inspect the stones and see whether there were two or four.-Mr Menzies: I was told to-night there were four. THE ANNUAL REPORT.-The Clerk read the reports of H.M. Inspector upon the recent examinations. The boys had earned 19s per head; the girls 18s 6d, and the in- fants 15s, in grants.-Rev Owen Williams That is very well done.—Mr Menzies That is nothing very much.—The Clerk The total grants earned by the boys were B209 the girls, £194-: the infants, £ 135 making a total of £ 538, or with fee grants, J5599 19s. The remarks of the inspector showed that in the boys' school, notwithstanding the difficulties arising from the unsuitableness of the accommodation, the department was well conducted, and satisfactory and fairly uni- form educational standard was maintained. In the girls' school, the order was satisfac- tory. Regular work had been interrupted by illness and by unpunctual attendance at school. The schoolroom and class-rooms were frequently so full as to render effective teaching difficult. The results of the exami- nations were characterised by much incon- venience and 1-wrelv fair in the aggregate. "gr 1, The needlework generally was very satisfac- tory with the exception of the work in the 6th and 7th standards. It was hoped that after the new buildings were opened and working under more favourable conditions, the character of the instruction would be so greatly improved as to render unnecessary any reference to the terms under Art. 86 of the code in next year's report. In the infant school, one-fourth of the children were absent through illness. The discipline was by no means firm, and the children were frequently noisy and unattentive. The quality of the work in the elementary sub- jects was fairly satisfactory. Various em- ployments and occupations appeared to have received more attention and the progress made was very creditable. It was difficult to produce good results in such a room, and with the transfer into new rooms, better work would be expected in another year. In the Twthill School the discipline was satis- factory, but the general character of the in- struction had somewhat deteriorated during the year, the result, doubtless, of the en- forced closing of the school by the sanitary authorities. Fairly satisfactory progress had. been made bv the infants. The grant earned in this school was £ 50. AN APPOINTMENT.—On the motion of Mr Menzies, seconded by Mr R. O. Robert. Miss A. E. Jones, Glanwydden Board School, Conway, was appointed certificated assistant mistress at the girls' school. MINOR MATTERS.—It was arranged to make inquiries as to the terms for the appointment of a competent French teacher for the pupil teachers.—It was resolved to advertisp for oiounpy t'nr the new school- room. The reports of the teachers showed considerable increase in the attendance. The Clerk stated that the balance in favour of the board on the general account was JE1099 7a 3d. and on the loan account £ 918 13s 7d. --J -u.
WEST MERIONETH MONTHLY MEETING. This meeting was held at Dyffryn on Monday and Tuesday. The first meeting was held at Horeb Chapei, under the presidency of Dr Edward Jones (Dolgelley), when a gyatifying account of the state of the cause at Dyffryn and Egryn was given by the minister, the Rev W. M. Griffith, and the deacons of the church. In the afternoon meeting Dr Jones, upon vacating the chair and resigning it to his successor, the Rev Hugh Ellis (Maentwrog), offered some observations re- garding the maintenance of the ministry, and advocated a sustentation fund in preference to a fund such as they had at present in aid of the weaker places. He dwelt upon the im- portance of giving collections towards religious objects the place their characters demanded, and suggested that the time had come when ministers should devote their time and labour more to home work. He ventured to ask, should not the number of organising meetings be diminished? A resolution was passed ask- ing Dr Jones to allowhis address to be printed and circulated in pamphlet form. Mr H. D. Owen (Garegddu) and Mr R. Owen (Car- mel) were introduced as recently elected deacons of their respective churches, and were received as members of the Monthly Meeting. Park-road Church, Barmouth, having expressed a wish in the usual way to secure the services of a minister, the Rev Mathias Griffith and Mr R. J. Williams (Dyffryn) were appointed to assist the church in their choice. A letter was read from Mr Edward Griffith (Dolgelley) drawing the at- tention of the meeting to a movement lately started by the committee of Bala College to obtain a good-sized and well-executed por- trait of the late Rev Edward Morgan (Dyffryn), to place side by side with those of Dr Edwards and Dr Parry in the library of that institution. It was resolved to in- vite subscriptions, and the Rev W. M. Grif- fith, Mr J. R. Jones, and Mr Andreas Ra- berts were appointed to receive the same, it was decided to bold the next Monthly Meetm^ at Aberdovey on April 4th find 5th,and sequent one at Llanfachreth May 9 | The Rev R. J. Williams (Bowydd) rep^ed the- collections towards Ma re^hedthe sum of £ 1966 D nVseWed at TrOTS- rplaj(i A warm reception waa aSded Mr Hughes by the meeting. The S, of the meeting were tendered to Mr I I R. Richards own expense a schoolroom at T/nydrain, to religious services therein. Permis- sion was given to the churches ait Croesor and Siloaan to repair and renovate their chapels. The-resignation of Mr Williams, a deacon a £ Salem Church, Dolgelley, was accepted. The church a.t Pant, Penrhyndeudraetih, was re- commended to build a new chapel in a more convenient place, the meeting promising every assistance should there be occasion. The Rev J. D. Evans (Towyn) was appointed to offer some observations on last yearns statistics. Persons were appointed to visit the English churches, and to call their at- tention to tthe religious instruction of the young both at home and in the church. The Rev R. Rowlands reported that the collection towards the "Forward Movement" amounted to £ 240 15s 10d. Letters were read from Mrs Davies (Plasdinam), Mr and Mrs Ro- berts (Maentwrog), and others acknowledging letters of condolence received- Preaching services were held on Monday evening^ an on Tuesday, in which the following ministers took part:-The Revs J. Williams (Prmce s- road), W. R. Jones (Llanfrothen), J. Wil- liams (Dolgelley), E. Roberts (Doigellery), and R J. William's (Blaenau Festimog).
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HOLYHEAD URBAN CuUNCIL. I A special meeting was held on Tuesday-, evening, Mr Owen Hughes, J.P., in the chair. THE CEMETERY.—Mr David Williams moved, and Mr Joseph Evans seconded, that additional land be purchased from I.ord Stanley of Alderley for the extension of the cemetery at a cost of £ 810. This was car- ried.—Mr Hall-called attention to the alleged unsatisfactory condition of the ceremonv which he thought might be considerably im- proved.—Mr Joseph Evans pointed out that marked improvements were made lately in the unconsecrated portion of the cemetery. The burial board had nothing to do with the Church portion.—Mr Hall said that he had not occasion to visit the cemetery re- cently, but when he was at the Church por- ticn, the chapel and ground was in the most undesirable state. VARIOUS.—The question of the slaugh- ter-house was held over for a few days.—The railway company were petitioned to put sleepers only about five feet high in front of Penrhos View, as the inhabitants complain that the sleepers being erected are too high and obstruct the light.
ARVON C.M. MONTHLY MEETING. The question of popular amusements came up for discussion at the Arvon Monthly Meet- ing at Glasgoed on Monday. Mr Richard Owen, Llanberis, opened the discussion in a long speech, basing his remarks upon the following overture submitted by the district meeting :<—"That we strongly believe that the popular amusements of the day call for the most earnest and serious consideration of the leaders of religion among us; and that, at least, we feel the necessity of ar- ranging some effectual means of counteracting bheir influence upon our young people generally/' He traced the evil effects of amusements upon the young people, and ad- vocated that the Church should take effective steps to put them down.—Mr Hugh Owen, Llanberis, gave a vivid description of the football field, the assembling of thousands to- gether, their loitering about for hours wait- ing for the match, the exatement, the language, the betting in connection with it. He proposed a resolution of strong condemna- tion.-The Rev G. Hughes (Penygroes) made the further remark ihat England was greatest when the spirit of the play was banished at the time of Cromwell. After that came an age of play, and England sank to its lowest depth of weakness, the crown being sold to the King of France. France was but a weak nation, though so aapable, because it waa possessed so much by the spirit of play.— jLne tlIev n..Humphreys proposed an amend- ment. The resolution as proposed dealt with onliy the first part of the overture submitted to them, and left the latter part untouched. If they were going to pass only a strong and sweeping condemnation, what would be the effects 1 He would carry it home and lay it down strongly, but the young men of his church would all at the first opportunity to to football all the same, and so it would be in all the churches. They should not do any- thing that would harden the young people, and make them lose their respect for the Monthly Meeting and despise it. How were they going to foHow up the resolution if it were not obeyed? Were they going to ex- pel all the young people who took part in any games wholesale? They should en- deavour to sail between the Scylla of too much harshnesa and the Charybdis of too muaa leniency.—Mr John Davies (Gwynaddon) se- conded the amendment. He contended that tihe proper use of games was not inconsistent with the best religious spirit.—Eventually the uiuvera CilliU seconuers or line reso ution ana. amendment drew up & joint resolution, which was passed in the afternoon, exprtssing re- gret that the extremes to which these amuse- ments are carried seriously hampsr -.1 tic religious spirit of young people, and urging upon them the importance of devoting their time and energies to matters of a higher nature.