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2ND V. B. CHESHIRE REGIMENT.

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FLINT TOWN COUNCIL. » The quarterly meeting of this Council was held on Tuesday evening, the Mayor (Mr. S. K. Muspratt) presiding, With reference to the dispute between the Corporation and the Flint- shire County Council as to the amount to be paid towards the cost of the maintenance of the main roads within the borough, the Clerk (Mr. Henry Taylor) read a letter from the Local Government Board stating that one of their inspectors would hold an enquiry on the subject. PUBLIC RIGHTS ON PANTON COP. Alderman T. W. HUGHES, in moving the adoption of the minutes of the Highway Com- mittee, remarked that a deputation waited upon the Holywell Parish Council at Bagillt as to the crossing at Panton Cop, and their report was read at the last meeting of the committee. He believed that Council were almost unani- mous in supporting the Holywell Parish Council with regard to claiming a public footpath along the Panton Cop. The matter had come before the Holywell District Council, who wanted something more than a resolution. They wanted from that Council, or from the Holywell Parish Council, something definite to support the claim. It seemed to him there would be no difficulty whatever in getting plenty of evidence, for he had spoken to many people who had lived there all their lifetime, and everyone was of the same opinion, that it was a public footpath. Under these cir- cumstances, he thought the Flint Corporation ought to support the Holywell Rural District Council in their efforts to keep the footpath open to the public. It was one of the most interesting walks in the neighbourhood, and as they had not too many ways to the seaside, they ought to retain what they possessed at present.—Mr. Shem Davies seconded.—Alder- man Joseph Hall said there had been a free way there for the last 50 or 60 years, indeed, from time immemorial, and he thought they should resist to the utmost the attempt of the L. and N.-W. Railway Company to deprive the public of it.—The resolution was carried. HEAVY ELECTION EXPENSES. Mr. ROBERT JONES had given notice of motion that the same scale of charges be adopted at the forthcoming municipal election as in County Council elections. He said that last November it seemed to be the general wish of the Council that a revision of the expenses in connection with the municipal election should be made. It was in no niggardly spirit that he introduced this question. He thought those in charge of elections should be well paid, but it was a self-evident fact that election expenses of nearly X20 in the small town of Flint were a very extravagant item. In the old halcyon days of Flint, no doubt such extravagance would be cheerfully borne, but now business was bad it behoved them to economise in small matters as well as great. Inasmuch as he had not obtained the necessary information about the scales of charges in force at County Council elections, he could not propose the motion standing in his name, but he suggested that it should be brought forthwith under the consideration of the Finance Committee.—The matter was eventually referred to the General Purposes Committee, consisting of the whole of the members of the Council. THE DEE ESTATE SCHEME. A QUESTION OF RATABLE VALUE. During a discussion on the fisheries question (reported in another column of the Observer), Alderman T. Ryan said if the great project con- nected with Mr. Hooley's name was brought about, he thought the greatest portion of the docks it was proposed to construct would be within the rating area of that parish. At present he thought there was land there which might be included in their ratable value.—The Town Clerk stated that the boundary of the borough of Flint was co-terminous with the boundary of the county of Flint. The county of Flint was created by King Edward I., and so was the borough of Flint. The charter of the borough said the boundaries should bo down to the waters of the Dee. The waters of the Dee at the time the charter was granted by Edward I. ran on the Cheshire side, and so it was held in the great lawsuit between the late Lord Hanmer and the Crown. The law courts then decided that the county of Flint ran to the channel of the river Dee as it existed in King Edward's time, and therefore he should contend, and always had contended, that the borough boundary on the north side extended right across to Cheshire. Alderman Ryan said he would raise the matter at the General Purposes Committee. It seemed an open question now, and might form a ground of dis- pute later on.—The Clerk I daresay Cheshire may dispute it hereafter.—Alderman Dyson considered that the question of ratable value might very well be left in the hands of the guardians. I

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