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I Prestatyn. Urban District Council. MONTHLY MEETINC. TAKINC OVER A NEW ROAD: A MEMBER WITHDRAWS HIS OBJECTION. MONDAY.—Present: Mr Thomas Jones, J.P. (Chairman), Rev F Jewell, and Messrs T J Scott, J B Linnell, John Pritchard, H Wright, T Parry Williams, Peter Ellis and Thomas Hughes, with the Clerk (Mr John Hughes), and the Surveyor (Mr Wm Thomas). The Taking over of Lady MoLaren a Road. After the passing of the minutes of the last monthly meeting (at which there was something approaching a scene in connection with the decision of the Council to take over a new road crossing the railway, constructed by Lady McLaren, Messrs Scott and Wright opposing it and suggesting that a mandate be obtained from the ratepayers on the matter), Mr Wright re- ferred to the stand he made at that meeting against the Council's decision in regard to Lady McLaren's road. The matter, he understood, had been before the Council for some time, and when first asked to take over the road they took an unfavourable view of the request, on the ground that the road was not the required width. Last month, when it came before them afresh, he seconded Mr Scott's amendment that a ratepayers' meeting be called to decide as to what action the Council should take, but it received no further support. He now under- stood that the Council had acted perfectly within its rights in the line taken last month. Furthermore, he understood that even a majority of the Council had not the power to call a rate- payers' meeting on such a matter at any rata the Council could not legally bear the expense of calling such a meeting. He therefore wished to withdraw any objection he had made to the Council's decision. There had been objections on the ground that the Council were making an invidious distinction between the owner of this road and those interested in Victoria Avenue. One or two members of the Coun il were interested in the latter road and a d to pay their share towards making it. Yet they -voted for the taking over of Lady McLaren's Road. Surely, therefore, if they did not think fib to object in the present case, no- body else could reasonably do so. Concluding, he suggested that the Surveyor be instructed to make out a specification as to what the Council required of Lady McLaren in regard to the new road. The Chairman said Mr Wright had confessed to being a new member, and therefore ignorant of all the pros and cons about this new road, which were well known to older members. As Victoria A venue had been mentioned, he might say that there were three Councillors in the room who had contributed towards the making up of that road. Those three gentlemen voted for taking over Lady McLaren's road. It should further be borne in mind that Victoria Avenue was a cul de sac, and could not therefore be placed en the same footing as Lady McLaren's road, the need for which had been greatly felt for a long time, affording as it did traffic over the line. The road was a boon to the town, and he thought that when the ratepayers sa-,y it completed to the satisfaction of the Surveyor they would be highly pleased with the Council for taking it over (hear, hear). Ffortidias Sewer Extension. It- was reported that at a special meeting of the Council last week it was decided to apply to the Local Government Board for a sum of zC400 to carry out the proposed extension of Fforddlas sewer, in accordance with the Sur- veyor's plans. Mr T Parry Williams said the scheme was a compulsory one, and that being the case he thought they might as well embark upon it at once, and so give employment to those in need of work. Times were not particularly brisk with the labour party in the town, and a loaf in time of need was much more appreciated than when it was more easily obtainable. The Chairman endorsed Mr Parry Williams' remarks, and hoped they would soon obtain the sanction they were seeking. 11 Ifunt's Terrace. The Health Committee reported, amongrt other matters, that the owners of Hunt's Terrace were taking steps to improve the sani- tary condition of that property. Plans The Road Committee reported having de- ferred the plans of proposed alterations to Stanley House by Mr E J Evans. Plans for a new shop front by Mrs Hughes, Primrose Villa, had been approved conditionally, as had also plans by Messrs Hughes and Griffiths for a pair of villas in Victoria Road. Water Main Snap. It as reported that a subsidence of the wall on the north side of the railway had been res- ponsible for the snapping in two of a water main. The damage had been made good. Ratepayers and the Local Government Board. A letter was read from the Local Government Board asking for the Council's observations upon letters from Mr Joseph Littler and other ratepayers in regard to the taking over of Lady McLaren's new road. A letter in reply had been drafted by the Clerk, but it was not made public. A Much Needed Improvement. Mr Linnell referred to the footpath improve- ment that has been carried out between the Town Hall and the old Post Office, and in expressing the Council's indebtedness to Mrs Hughes in the matter he hoped that others would follow her example. The Chairman felt sure it would be money in the people's pockets if they would help the Council all they possibly could to improve the footpaths. Finance. It was reported that the collections during November were as follows :—General district rate, £ 165 5s 8d water rate, £78 9s 6d; which with money from other sources made a total of zC273 15s 2d. The full amount collected to date came to £1,869 10s Gd. Bryniau (Dyserth) Water Supply. A letter was read from the St. Asaph (Flint) Rural District Council approving of this Coun- cil's proposal that a joint committee of the two authorities should meet to consider what steps to take in regard to the above subject. The chairman and Messrs Linnell, Scott, Parry Williams and Griffiths were appointed to act on behalf of this Council.
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Pantasapn. Teohnioal Classes. A large company gathered at the Convent School' Pan'asaph, on Saturday afternoon on the occasion of the annual distribution of prizes to the students of the art and science classes held there under the Flintshire County Council. The chair was occupied hy Mr J L MuBpratt, and the prizes and certificates were distributed by Lady Mostyn, of Talacre. In his opening remarks the Chairman expressed his pleasure at seeing on the walls several of the works which gained prizes at the recent Rhyl Eisteddfod. M r P Mostyn Williams (county organising secre- tary) read the report of the classes. Mr J W Summers, chairman of the Flintshire County Coun- cil, paid a high tribute to the work and value of the classes, and Mr F Llewelyn Jones, secretary of the County Education Committee, delivered nD interesting address,
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Football. The tournament on Saturday in connection with the First Division of the English League saw eight of the nine matches in the pro- gramme brought to a definite issue, the winners scoring as many as 26 goals to six, as the fol- lowing will show :— I Manchester 6 Derby County 0 *Bury 3 Stoke 1 Wolverhampton W.1 Aston Villa 1 Woolwich Arsenal.5 *Notts County .1 Nottingham Forest .1 *Preston North End 0 Everton.2 Small Heath 1 Sheffield United.1 Sunderland 0 *Middlesbrough 2 Blackburn Rovers .1 "'Newcastle United. G Sheffield Wednesday 2 Played cn the ground of the club marked In the Second Division Liverpool were vic- torious over Bristol City by 3 goals to 1. The Combination games included a keen tussle at] Rhyl, under rather depressing con- ditions, with Broughton United, the result being a draw (1-1). By 2 goals to nil, last year's champions (Birkenhead) prevailed over Middlewich, the result being a fair reflex of the general character of the play. The leaders (Wrexham) were at home to Nantwich, and a tame game ended in another win for the pros- pective champions by 3 goals to nil. The Druids paid a visit to Whitchurch and won by 1-0, while Oswestry defeated Tranmere 2--1, and Chirk and Port Sunlight drew 1-1. THE COMBINATION Results up to Saturday, December 17. Pld Won Lost Drn For Agst Pts 2 Wrexham 13 11 2 0 ..36 ..<10..2? Chester 13 8 4 1 ..37 .18 1 = Middlewich 13 7 5 1 .27 ..15 1^ Tranmere Hovers 12 5 3 4 .22 .,18 1 Broughton 12 4 4 4 17 ..24 l'2 Port Sunlight 10 4 ..3 3 ..21 ..20 I1 Oswestry 13 5 7 1 ..22 ..32 11 Nantwich 10 2 2 6 ..21 ..15 10 Whitchurch 10 5 5 0 ..24 ..28 10 Rhyl 10 3 4 3 ..13 ..13 9 Birkenhead 12 2 6 4 18 24 8 Druids 10 3 5 2 ..14 ..21 8 Bangor 9 2 5 2 ..24 ..11 g Chirk 11 1 7 3 ..14 ..39 5 A friendly encounter took place at Prestatyn last Saturday, the visitors being Rhyl Reserves. Prestatyn opened the scoring, and leading all t, along they eventually won by 6 goals to 3. C, « Meanwhile Colwyn Bay and Chirk were try- ing conclusions in a Flintshire and Denbigh- shire Charity Cup tie at Colwyn Bay. Honours were easy at half-time (no score), but the visitors ultimately won by 3 goals to 1. & The only Flintshire match last Saturday in connection with the Welsh Amateur Cup competition (second round) was that at Buckley between Buckley and Flint. Up to half-time there was no score. In the second half, how- ever, the homesters asserted their supremacy to the extent of 3 goals to nil. The meeting of Rhyl and Broughton on the Grange Road ground last Saturday was the occasion for an interesting encounter, notwith- standing the inclemency of the weather. Rhyl started with the wind in their favour, but their efforts to score were well met by smart defen- sive work on the Broughton side. T Williams distinguished himself with an excellent attempt, which missed the desired mark by inches only. A dash on the Rhyl goal followed, but Jack Jones was "all there," and largely owing to his help the home forwards were soon on the aggressive again, T Roberts giving the visitors a fright with a shot which their custodian only just managed to save. At the next venture T Roberts came into collision with the defending goalkeeper, and at a critical moment hostilities had to be suspended for a few minutes. On restarting the visitors made a great effort to score, but the Rhyl halves, backs and goalee were more than equal to the task, the result being that the visitors were again thrown on the defensive. Back again, however, came the ball, and close upon half-time the Broughton centre scored the first goal with a splendid shot. .¿. After a very brief interval operations were resumed, the first noteworthylbit of play being a fine shot by H P Roberts, which was skil- fully handled by the Broughton stick-minder. A little later Broughton expeiienced hard lines," and were no less unlucky on subsequent occasions. Fair play to the Rhyl defenca, however, they worked hard to prevent any further scoring by their opponents. Getting the upper hand once more, the homesters gave the visitors another good taste of their attacking powers. H P Roberts made good use of a pass from the half-back line, and as the ball went swinging aoross the goal mouth it was beauti- fully met by T Roberts, who with a header made the score equal. This success had quite a stimulating effect upon the homesters, but operations came to an end before any more damage was done at either end, a well-contested game resulting in a draw—Rhyl 1, Broughton 1.
The Rates of Rhyl Still Advancing. TO THE EDITOR OF TIIE RHYL JOURNAL. SIR,-The Rhyl ratepayers will be tendered to- day a nice little billet doux in the shape of a demand note for what is called the poor rate to the extent of another 1/1 in the C-similar to last. We were informed at a meeting of the Council, when they assembled to decide upon the district rate for last year, that things were looking up in Rhyl, as the ratepayers would have a Id. in the £ less to pay this year than last. How has this prognostication been verified ? Already the ratepayers have to pay increasing rates to the tune of 5d. in the t. It is simply awful, when one glancss at the items that make up this heavy account, as follows Relief of the poor and expenses of the Guardians, 5d. in the £ County contributions, 7d Expenses of the Overseers, Id. It appears, therefore, that the county contributions are 2d. in the £ more than the poor rate and the expenses of the Guar- dian?. There can be only two ways of regarding this awfal extravagance—either that the County Council grossly mismanage the ratepayers' affairs, or that County Councils are an incumbrance that means danger to the ratepayers. Personally, I believe that the ratepayers are very little, if at all, considered by either the Urban Councillors, or thd Guardians, or the County Council—they are the poor sheep that are to be fleeced, and fleeced they are. if things go on as they have been doing during the iast 20 years, the rates will be more than the rents. How the poor of Rhyl, or those who depend on a fine summer in order to get a few lodgers to take their apartments, will do, should the weather prove unfavourable, is mere than the wisest of people could conjecture. What does it all tnear-this enormous increase in rates? When I first came to reside in Rhyl, the district rate was 2a 6J in the £ and the poor rate all included S-l in the ;f- I ssThe ditt ict rate is now 53 6d—more than double-and the poor rate nearly'double. Certainly there is very little to show for this. Tha Promenade has been a little bit exten- ded voila tout, but if the Promenade has been extended, the shore especially towards the Marine Drive has been practically spoilt by allowing large stones to accumulate until it is difficult to walk thereon. Personally, I would a great deal sooner have the Rhyl of 20 years ago, than the Rhyl of the present. and I think most people that could do Rbyl any real good would. Yet the rates are now more than double. So much for municipal trading.-Yours yery faithfully, Rhyl. H. PARRATT.
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The Rhyl HANDBOOK and DIARY, 1905. This reliable publication is now in the press, and will be issued at the close of the year free as a sup- A. plement to the Rhyl Journal." The publication is an old and useful one. In addition to an illustrated calendar, a diary, and much reading matter of general interest, it will contain a summary of the local events during the year, and a list of local authorities, institutions, &c. This is a genuine publication. It necessarily has a large circulation, and is a book greatly in use all the year round. Advertisers may rely upon it that this is not a catch- penny, issued as a good many pub- lications are merely as a pretext to secure advertisements for concerns which have a very limited and ephemeral circulation. We do not charge fancy prices for advertisements. Our rates are most moderate, whilst the medium the advertisements pre published in is the very best issued in Rhy
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INDOOR AQUARIUMS. An aquarium in the house is becoming popular among fashionable people. Especially is it in favour in homes where there are children or invalids, as it not only gives object lessons in natural history, but serves to amuse and please. Aquariums are sold by the bird-dealers, and may be beautifully stocked with the goldfish, the pretty Japanese one, the minnow, pcrch, sucker, shiner and carp, all of which thrive well together. Newts are very interesting too, as tl eve comes a time when they shed their skin and swallow it, and sur- prise the little ones by losing a leg and having another grow in its place in a short time. Plants must be secured, of course, as they furnish the oxy- gen for the life of the little water-dwellers, and are in turn nourished by the carbonic acid gas which the animals supply. The snail should not be forgotten, as it is a part of the economy of nature, and per- forms the scavenger's part very well in eating off the diseased portion of the plants. Starwort, milfoil, oxheart, sweet flag and brook mosses are the plants ljest suited to a fresh-water aquarium, 4
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