HOLYWELL URBAN COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the above Council was held on Monday last, when there were present— Dr Williams (chairman), Messrs E. Bryan, Joseph Jones, J. Carman, T. A. Lambert, J. W. Daviw, J. H. Hague, R. Rioharda and W. Owen clerk— Mr Robert Thomas. DRAINAGB, WATBB AND WHLL COMMITTBB. At the meeting of the above Committee the Inspector's report was read and received. The sub- committee's report upon the state of St. Wlnefnde I Well, was adjourned. XJGHTIXGT AND HIGHWAY OOIMTTEII. At the meeting of this Committeee it was reoom- mended that the Oounoil instruct the Clerk to write to the County Council as to the main road and the landslip liability also as to the tip on Bagillt-road. The question of what stones should be used for road material was left to the deoieion of the next Council. FOR THB PUBLIC GOOD. The Market Committee reoommended that the Counoil forego the claim made against the Railway Rates Committee, ai the business was of general interest to the ratepayers. SANITARY OOMJOTTEB. The monthly report of the Medical Officer of Health stated these was nothing calling for special notioe. The health of the district was fairly good. XBDICAL OJ'FICBR'S BBPOBT. The annual report of the Medioal Officer of Health was submitted by Dr. K. M. Lloyd, in which he stated:—Daring the year there were 67 births registered-31 males and 26 females, a birth-rate of 19 per 1000 per annum, a decrease of six on last year's return and fife on the average of the last three years. There were 53 deaths registered during the year, giving a death-rate of 17*2 per 1000 per annum a decrease of eight on last year's returns, and four on the average of the last three years. The oacses of death—diphtheria 1 diarrhoea 1 whooping cough 8 phthisii 6; bronchitis and pneumonia 8; heart disease 7: injuries 2; all other causes 2). Under the Infectious Deseasse Notification Act—scarlatina 2 cases; diphtheria 16 typhoid 6 erysipila8 6. Of the six typhoid cases, one oocurred in January the cause could not be traoed; another occurred in February, in a cottage on Penyball mountain and adjoining a oottaje in which a case imported from Llandadno resided. In the other four cases the contagion was undoubtedly conveyed in milk brought from a dairy situated about a mile out of the district, and where cases had ooearred. The contagion in the first instanoe had been brought from Rbyl. The outbreak of diphtheria in October undoubtedly originated in Spring Gardens Infant Sohool, through the scholars drinking water from a well by the school which was highly inpregnated with sewage matter. The school was closed and the well bricked up, with the result that ito fresh casea were returned until the end of December. A case of scarlatina was notified in July, where the contagion was contracted it is impossible to tell. In the other case which ooourred in December, the infection was undoubtedly oontraoted in Greenfield, where several oases ooourred about that time. But by timely precaution, the disease wai prevented from spreading in the town. Improvements are still carried on in the town old delapidated and insanitary oottages are taken down notably in Brynford-street and near Rose Plaoe, and replaced by a better olaas of dwellings. THE BATHS. Mr John Marsden, the oolleotor of the district rate, having been asked to make a return as to the closing of the rate for the past year reported:— Recoverable arrears of former rate, JE8 12s. Od. amount of rate made, S956 6s 8d; total, 1964 18s 8d amount collected, A930 8s. lOd. irrecoverable, 126 13s. 8d. arrears, $7 15s. lid. LOCAL GOVBBNMBNT INQUIRY. Notice was received from the Looal Government Board of the intended inquiry to be made by Colonel A. G. Durnford, R.E on Wednesday the 21st inst into the application of the Urban Counoil to borrow 9550 in respect of the Town Buidings. The arrange- menta for the production of evidence was referred to a Comm ittee. TAB ANNUAL MEETING. It was arranged to bold the annual meeting of the Council, for the eleotion of Chairman, Vioe-ohair- man and Committees on Saturday next. 8TMPATHY WITH THB VICE-CHAIRMAN. The Chairman said they were all aware of the serious iltnecs of their old friend and colleague, Councillor Garner. He was an old and respected townsman, in addition to being the oldest member of that Council and of the old Looal Board. He considered it was most desirable that the Council mark the sense of their sorrow and sympathy in his illness. He proposed that a message of sympathy be sent to Mr Garner and Mrs Garner and family.— Mr Bryan seeonded the proposition which was sup- ported by Meesra Carman and Lambert in sym- pathetic terms, and carried unanimously. THANKS To THB CRAIRILLN. Mr Lambert remarked that as it was the last meeting of the Counoil for the year he considered that the thanks of the Council should be acoorded their worthy chairman for the manner in which be had pre8ided over the meetings of the Council for the past twelve months. He very muoh envied the patience and the oourteous way he had dealt with the Councillors. He had given them rather too much of their own way. However, they were much indebted to him for so honourably and so well main- taining the dignity of the ohair. Mr Carman in seconding the proposition, said their thanks were decidedly due to the Chairman for the courtesy and attention which the Councillors bad received at his hands during his year of offioe. He only hoped that they should again have the pleasure of honouring their worthy Chairman for the ensuing year—a year which they were all aware was particularly marked by the oelebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee—and they reoognised that there was a certain amount of honour attached to the chair especially daring a year as the one now pro- gressing. Mr W. Owen said he had pleasure in supporting the vote of thanks to the Chairman for hit services in the chair, but as a new member he could not pledge himself to support the remarks of Mr Carman. Mr Bryan supporting the propoaition, said who- ever may be the Chairman of the Council, Dr Williams was the permanent Chairman of the Jubilee Celebration Committee, and he would remain Boss--of that show' (laughter). The Chairman of the Council would only have the honour of sup- porting the Chairman of the Jubilee Committee. Mr R. Richards, in supporting the proposition, said he had only one fault to find with their Chairman, and that was on the point of being too lenient. Dr Williams, replying to the vote which bad been carried unanimously, said he took that opportunity of thanking the Councillors for the handsome manner in which they had reoorded the vote of tbanks, and for the kind remarks made respecting his conduct in the chair. It had certainly been-he was going to say-two years of pleasure; at all events their forbearance with him in his short- comings and their appreciation of the Bervioes he had endeavoured to render, had made it a period of Eleasure. He thanked them also for the signal onour conferred in eleoting him the first chairman of the Oounoil-laurels with whioh he ought to be oontent to rest. He was sorry his colleague, the vice-obilirman was not present, and personally he was inolined to express his deep sympathy, with him in his affliotion. With regard to the Chairmen of the various oommittees he wished to personally thank them for their kind OO.operation in carrying out the work of the Council. The words of praise accorded him bad been discounted by one or two remarks. He thanked them for their candid remarks, alluding to his shortcomings. They were right, but it was a very minor fault and was not without its good merits. If a ofcairman was a little too dogmatic, tyrannical or autooratio it silenced free and publii disoussioa. When councillors were able to oommand their feelings and consoieaces it waa well to let tLem have their fling, unless some unruly spirit or oonduot was shown. He liked to see people having their say to the full extent. Mr J. W. Davies proposed that the hearty tlia-iki; of the Council be accorded to the V;ce-chairmftn for his services -Mr Joseph Jones stoonded 'he proposition, whioh was supported by Mr Hague and carried.—A Vote of thanks to the representatives of the Press was proposed by Mr J. W. Davies, mooonded by Mr Riohards and supported by the Chairman. SOHOOL BOARD MEETING. The monthly meeting of the above Board was held on Monday afternoon, when there were present Messrs E. Bryan (obairman), R. Foulkes, Joseph Jones, T. Gratton Thomas, S. Jones, H. Vaugban Lloyd, Thomas Humphreys. Clerk—Mr E. M. Evans; attendance oflioer-Mr Ll. Jones. TUB SCHOOLS. The reports of the several schools showed that the average attendance had improved by four as com- pared with the corresponding period last year.—The question of establishing a collective class for the instruction of pupil teachers was deferred until after the Easter holidays. THB ALLEGED "POACHING."—OOBBBaFOMDmtON BHTWBKK flDI BOARD AND FFI. BBAUOLBBX. The Clerk stated that the correspondence whioh had taken place with regard to the alleged poaohing from the Board Schools by a Sister of the Catholic Schools had been plaoed before the Sohool Manage- ment Committee and considered. The following are copies of the letters in question :— Board Schools, Holywell, February 22nd, 1897. DZAB trlB. EVANS,—I much regret, that I am compelled to report to you, that a "Sister" from the Holywell Convent has been visiting the homes of several of our soholars, and doing all in her power to induce parents to withdraw their children from these school. and enter them at the Roman Oatholio Sohools. It is a notable faot that these visits were paid to the homes of the ohildren three days before a "Tea Party and Christmas Tree was given at St. Winef ride's Sohools. If the coming CI Special Aid Grant., promised by the "Education Bill" now before Parliament is to be devoted to such dis- honourable purposes as the above, it is high time, that these acts should be exposed and oheoked. At the Conference we had some two years ago (if you remember) the Vioar and the Board were assured that Poaching" of this kind was to be effectively stopped. We have for years done all in our power to arrive at a fair and amicable settlement of this vexed question, and I am exceedingly sorry that I have any eause to complain. Some of the evidence brought to me was of a serious character. I therefore supplied the "Attendanoe Officer" with all the necenary information to enable him thoroughly to investigate these oases. If these oomplaints are well founded, and borne ont by the "Attendance Officer's" investigations I trust that in the interestof Eduoation, and the peace of the parents, you will take effective steps to prevent a re-ourrenoe of the pernicious praotices.-Youre very faithfully, D. PLBBOB. Holywell, 23rd February, 1897. Dear Sir,— At a meeting of the Sohool Board held this day, a complaint was made that a Sister from the Holywell Convent had been visiting the. homes of several of the ohildren attending the Board Schools and doing all in her power to induee the parents to withdraw them from the Board Sohool and enter them in the St. Winefride's Roman Catholic Sohool. I shall be glad of your explanation and shall be prepared to go with you through the oases if you will make an appointment for that purpose.—Tours truly, E. 11. EVAITS. Rev Father Beauolerk. St. Winefride's Convent, Holywell, N. Wales, February 26th, 1897. To the Chairman of the Holywell School Board. Sir,—Seeing, in this week's issue of the Flintthire Observer, a statement to the effeot that:—" A Sister from the Holywell Convent had been visiting the homes of several of the ohildren attending the Board Sohools, and doing all in her power to induoe the parents of ohildren to withdraw them from the Board School, and to enter them in the Roman Oatholio School," &o., to. I beg to say that no Sitter has been sent round with sooh intent. The facts are these Some of the ohildren who are on the books of St. Winefride's Sohool are, and have been attending very irregularly. A Sister has been round to ascertain the oause of such irregularity, and it has been found that in most oases poverty arising from want of work, and sickness are the causes of parental negligenoe. Where it has been possible we have given help, material help to the families, but with DO view of doing aught save Christian oharity. Those children who have bent on our books, and those who are on our books now, are those we visit, and more good is done to parents and ohild by a kind word and a kind act, than by giving their names to the attendance officer, and expose them to receive summonses, when they have not the means of procuring food. I do not wish any of my Sisters to seek to with. draw any ohild from its own school. If the parents send them to us, we shall always do our utmost for them in our name and oalling of Sisters of Charity. —I am, sir, yours very truly, MABT EKBBBNTIA, Superioress of St. Winefride's Convent. 1 St. Mary's, Rhyl, Maroh 3rd. Dear Sir,—As I am away I cannot enter into the matter you refer to. Even had there been any real ground for oom- plainto-whioh I cannot believe-I make no doubt but that the publioity given to the subject will by this have secured a oessation of any unpleasantness or ground for complaint.-Yours truly, O. S. BBAUOLBBX. E. M. Evans, Clerk to the Holywell Sohool Board. 16th March, 1897. R, Alleged Poaching. DJlAB Sm,-Your letter of the 3rd instant was laid before the Sohool Management Committee at their meeting to-day, and I am direoted to atate that the Committee do not oonsider your reply as pertinent or satisfactory. If you have the slightest doubt as to the genuineness of the cases in question I shall be prepared to go into them with you any day this week, and in default the whole matter must oome before the Board meeting on Tuesday next.-Yours truly, E. M. EVAWS. Rev. Father Beauolerk. St. Mary's, Rhyl, March 19th. DBAB SIB,—I am sorry that I cannot see my way at present to humouring the board further in the poaohing" business.—Yours truly, 0. S. BBAUCLHBX. E. M. Evans, Clerk to the Rolywell Sohool Board. 25th Maroh, 1897. Be Poaohing. DBAB SIB,—Your letter of the 19th instant was laid before the School Management Committee at their meeting on Tuesday last, when the whole question was again considered. The Committee failed altogether to appreciate the "humorous" part of the business, and I may now inform you that the cases referred to, after further investigation, are, without the shadow of doubt a stern reality. If no better explanation is forthcoming the whole oase must be made publio.-Yours truly, E. M. EVANS The Rev. Father Beauolerk. St. Mary's, Rhyl, Maroh 30th. SIB,—I beg to repeat that I utterly repudiate the charge of unlawful action made by the Sohool Board against the Sister of St. Winefride's Convent. If, when I return I oonsent to look into the charges, it will be setting an example that some of your leaders (Mr S. Smith for example) would do well in following.—I am, Sir, yours truly, O. S. BBAUOLBRX. ( The oommittee having reoommended the follow- ing resolution, it was adopted by the Board- That the School Management Committee having taken into their oareful consideration .he 'poaching I grievance preferred by the Head Master of the Halkin-street Schools, in conjunction with the de- tailed oases reported by the Attendance Offioer and verified by the Clerk, together with the correspond- ence on the subjeot with the Roman Catholio authorities, regard with regret the unsatisfactory attitude assumed by Father Beauolerk as frivolous I evasive and insulting. And that oopies of the whole case be furnished to Her Majesty's Inspector of the district, aod to My Lords of the Eduoation Department." Tin ENLARGEMENT OF BAGILLT NATIONAL SCHOOLS. The Clerk stated that attention having been called to certain alterations contemplated in connection with the Bagillt National Sohools, he was directed to make enquiries, and wrote to the Education Department. In reply the Department stated that no communication had been reoently received from the Managers of the Bagillt National Schools with regard to any proposal to proTide further accom- modation for infants.—The Olerk explained that the proposal was to utilise the present infants classroom and substitute a new room for the infants. The ohange would be a boon .to the ohildren. Sub- sequently he received a letter from the Eduoation Department intimating that the alterations were proposed to be made, and plans had been submitted which the Department approved of. The observa- tions of the Board were requested upon the matter. —Mr S. Jones oonsidered that the Board had been ignored as the education authority in the district. —The Board approved oi the oonsent of the Education Department being given to the appliea- tion for the alterations of the Bagillt National Schools, on the proposition of Mr Foulkes, seconded by Mr Gratton Thomas. THE EDUCATION BILL. The Clerk stated that he bad received a letter from Mr J. H. Lewis, M.P., in which he asked ootid he be informed of the total amount on the basis of the average attendance of last year that will be received by the Holywell Sohool Board under the Sohool Board's Bill, and how nfttny children were in aotaal attendance last year f The first question was readily answered-the amount would be I nil.' The Sohool Board's Bill provided for the relief of very poor school districts, and unfortunately or fortunately, the Holywell district did not fall within that category. If the Board Sohools were treated after the manner of the Voluntary Sohools with an average attendance of 560, it would mean J6140, whereas it was a loss to that extent. Under the new act at the rate of Õ" upon average attendance the amout would be according to the Blue Book-848 in average attendance in the voluntary schools, special grant S212 distributed as follows: Holywell Natioaai, 241, L60 5s; Bagillt National, 237, £ 59 5s Bryn- ford National, 78 JE19 10a; St Winefride's Oatholio Holywell, 292, J673. The result would be that under one Bill they lost S140, and under the second they got nothing, but probably would have to put on a penny in the rates to keep up the competition. THB UNIVERSITY OFFICES. On the proposition of Mr Jos. Jones, seoonded by Mr R. Foulkes, it was resolved to petition in favoar of the location of the University Offices at Carnarvon,
QUEEN'S FERRY PBKSENTATIOK TO THB STATION-MASTEB. Mr Thomas Hughes, who has recently been appointed Stationmaster at Queen's Ferry, was the recipient of a valuable present upon his leaving Gwyddel- wern station, where he had resided for eleven yetrs. When it beoame known that Mr Hughes was about to move from Gwyddelwern where he and his wife have been very popular, the general feeling of regret and of congratulation led to the promotion of a testimonial fund which was unanimously supported. An address and a marble timepiece with gold plate and inscription and a weighty purse of gold vas given by their friends and well wishers. The station staff at Gwyddelwern presented an aluminium field binooular, in case, complete, with an inscribed gold plate.
THE MISTAKES OF FOOLS AND OF WISE MEN. When Wamba, the Jester (in Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe"), was accused of having misdirected some strangers who had inquired of him the road to his master's house, he replied "I did but mis- take my right hand for my left, and he might pardon a greater who takes a foot for hit guide." Yes, but what shall we say of more serious mis- takes than that, made by men who are not fools ?— real mistakes, not mistakes made on purpose, like Wamba's ? For example, read this. It is a quotation from a medical work written by one of the best- known physicians in England. He says: A near relative of my own has, for the past fifteen years, suffered from atonio dispepsia complicated with poeudo-phthisis, and has received, over and over again, the blackest of prognosis from the best of doctors. He has spent a small fortune at various reeorta for consumptives, but is, despite all fears, at present perfectly well; nor can the striotest scrutiny detect the smallest sign of present or past mischief in his lungs. Cased like thi, I am constantly coming across." Fix your attention on this statement for a moment. Here we have a man who, for fifteen years, was believed to be dying of consumption. The best of dootors said so. Specialists in pulmonary diseases said so. He spent a small fortune on doctors, drugs, and various forms of treatment. Yet, to-day, he is sound and well, and the olosest examination doesn't show that there is now, or ever was anything what. ever the matter with his lungs. And all this is vouohed for by a physician, a relative of the patient, who knows perfeotly well what he is talking about, and who is also aware that the faots aa he states them are not oomplimentary to so-oalled medioal soience Besides, he 3ays he is oonstantly coming aerott such cases." Why, such a confession is beyond comment. It makes a beggar of the English language. It is strong enough to knook you down, and frank enough to make you admire the plucky doctor who writes and printa it. Perhaps the public who subscribe to the funds of the consumptive hospitals may find it a bit of suggestive reading. Now here is a oase out of hundreds that we are oonstantly coming across. In April, 1890," writes a woman, I fell into a bad state of health. My mouth was dry and tasted badly and a deal of thick phlegm gathered in it. My appetite was poor, and after eating I had pain in the chest, and was so much swollen that I was obliged to loosen my olothing. There was also great pain in the region of the heart, and I was troubled with flatulence. My legs ached and were so weak that I could hardly stand. Next a dry, hacking cough fattened upon me, and I perspired a great deal. The glands of my neok enlarged and my legs and feet became puffed and swollen. In spite of all that was done I grew weaker and weaker until both my mother and I thought I was in a censumption. For two years I was in this condition; part of the time an outdoor patient at the Salisbury Infirmary. The dootor said it was extreme weakness that I suffered .from." Well: surely. One would almost fancy that an ordinary person might have noticed that, But what caused the weakness f Quite another question-tbat. "I took ood liver oil," she says, "and other medioines, but got no better. Indeed, I gave up all I hope of getting better. In February, 1892, Seigel's Syrup was reoommended to me, and after taking it a abort time I found myself better. My food agreed with me and the cough was easier. I kept on with the Syrup and by degrees I reoovered my health altogether. All who know me remark the wonderful ohange, whioh is due wholly to Seigel's Syrup. You may publish this letter if you think it will do good.—(Signed) Milli Louisa Smith, 3, Silver Street, Wilton, Salisbury, April, 1893." We have no spaoe to speak of these cases as they should bespoken of. Both were oases of indigestion and dyspepsia—nothing else under the sun. Yet both were mistaken for consumption In the name of oommon-sense, let the reader ei.=:„ise his intelligence and consider what a fearful faot this is. Thousands are dying of dyspepsia and its results who might easily be saved if they were not mistakenly treated fo, consumption! And the best of dootors make this fatal blunder I^n't it time for somebody to shout out and warn people P There is suoh a disease as consumption, of course but don't conclude you have it until you are sure you haven't dyspepsia-its likeness, its "double." Whatever the symptoms, first try Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup. The ohanoes are ten to one that the trouble is with the atoA^oh—not the lungs. J
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CJONNAH'S QUAY URBAN COUNCIL MEETING. The monthly meeting of the above council was held on Wednesday evening at the Central Buildings, Mr J. T. Humphreys, chairman, and there were also present :—Messrs -Oliver Ell wood, F. E, Jones, W. H. Lloyd, J. Coppaok, Hugh Hughes, J, Hughes. Edward Blane and Dr Purdon Clerk-Mr T. W. Hughes. HIGHWATt OOMMITTBB. The estimates for the ensuing year were oonsidered. The amount required being L49 13s Od for material and wages, and £10 Surveyor's salary. LIGHTING. The Highway Committee estimated that JE60 would be required for lighting the district for the ensuing season ending 31st Maroh, 1898. HEALTH OOJTMITTKB. Several matters were considered by the above oom. mittee, including slaughter houses and milk shops in reference to the registration of the same, Plans of five new houses proposed to be built were sub- mitted and approved of.-The estimates of the Health Committee was JE30, including disinfeotants. 8MOKK NUISANCE. A complaint was made to the Health Committee of a smoke nuisance from a brick works. Mr K. Ll. Jones, chemist, laid the complaint. Tha Inspeotor was directed to make enquiries.—Complaint was also made of a nuisance through the engines of the Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway standing under the bridge near the station road. The Clerk was instructed to write to the Company requesting them to discontinue the same. FINANCE. The Finance Committee held several meetings for the oonsideration of the estimates, but being unable under the circumstances to decide upon the making of a rate, the matter was further adjourned.—Dr. Purdon asked for information in regard to the present financial position, bat Mr H. Hughes replied that for special reasons the matter was deferred and it was not convenient to disouss the subject that evening.—Dr Purden did not press the question. OVBBSBBBS. Upon the reoeipt of an order of the Local Govern- ment Board conferring powers upon the Council for the appointment of overseers of the poor for the Urban Distriot, Messrs W. H. Lloyd and John Ooppack were urianimounly appointed to the offioe. THH BTVBB BANK. -ALLEGHD 8TJPPAGB OF PUBLIO BIGHTS. The Clerk read a petition signed by a large number of ratepayers of the distriot, in which the petitioners called attention to the publio right of way along the river bank being prohibited by tho Wrexham, Manchester and Connah's Quay Railway Company, from Connah's Quay to Wepre and from Wepre brook to Qaeen's Ferry, and also the by-paths leading to and from the river. It was said that the paths had been publio from time immemorial.—Mr Blane said the banks had been open to the publio ever sinoe the river flowed. He held that steps should be taken to proteot the public rights. He did not see why the railway companies should monopolise the river bank as they were doing. A few years ago Fisherman's gutter was taken away.— Mr Coppaok said 50 years ago a man named John Williams looked after the river banks and no one was allowed to trespass in those days. J. Williams died about 30 years ago, and ever sinoe the banks had been open to the publio. There was never any footbridge over Wepre gutter and the only means of orossing was by the railway bridge.—Mr John Hughes said he remembered the river banks over 50 years ago, but had no reaolleotion of any prohibition to a right of way along them, The petition was accordingly referred to the General Purposes Oom- mittee with a recommendation to make a visit of inspection. THB DIAMOND JUBILBB. Tho question of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee was introduoed by Mr W. H. Lloyd, who proposed II That a public meeting be convened for the purpose of considering the question of celebrating in Connah's Quay the 60tia year of her Majesty's reign."—The proposition was cordially seconded by the Chairman who was of opinion that it was very proper to do something to oelebrate the event, and to asoertain the feelings of the inhabitants in regard thereto- The proposition was carried unanimously, and it was afterwards deoided to hold the meeting on the Thursday ftor Friday in Easter week.
Football. HOLTWBLL F.O.—The holiday fixtures of this club are arranged :—Saturday they meet Wrexham Combination, at Holywell, kick-off 4.30. and on Easter-Monday they meet Barn ton Rovers at Holywell, kick-off 3 o'clook.—The reserve team have also several good matohes down for Good Friday, and Easter-Monday morning. THB WELSH LBAGUB.—Oswestry United met the Druids at Oswestry, in thi. league. The United were not long in testing the Druids' defenoe, but it was some time before they found an opening. The Ancient Britons had an even share of the game, the final result being a draw of two goals.- Wehihpool United had Westminster Rovers as visitors, and a oapital game resulted in a decisive viotory for Welshpool by four goals, to nil. THB WELSH CUP FINAL,-If the Welsh Counoil adhere to their determination that Mr R. T. Gough, of Oswestry, shall referee in the final tie for the Welsh Cup between Wrexham and Newtown the matoh will not come off. The seoretary of the Wrexham Club haa written to the secretary of the Welsh Association to say, that unless a competent English League referee is appointed instead of Mr Gough, Wrexham will withdraw from the com- petition.—In oonsequenoe of the above protest by Wrexham, Mr R. T. Gough, of Oswestry, has intimated to the Welsh Oounoil the determination not to aooept their appointment. The matoh will now take plaoe, as arranged, at Oswestry on Easter Monday, and Mr Humphreys Jones, the old inter- national, has been asked to occupy the post vacated by Mr Gough.
BUCKLEY VICTORIA. v LLANDUDNO SWIF rs RESERVE. The final-tie in the competition for the North Wales Coast Junior cup, came off last Saturday on the ground of the Holywell Football Club, in fine sunny weather, and before about four hundred eye- witnesses. The ground was in splendid trim, and punotually at 3.45 the referee (Mr J. Ll. Williams) lined up the teams. Messrs J. H. Hope aud J. H. Hague (N.W.C. Referees) acted as linesmen. The spin of the coin was favourable to the Swifts who ohose to play down the slight inoline with a brilliant sun behind them. Buckley started, and for about quarter-df-an-hour some capital play was exhibited, afterwards, however Llandudno were outolassed at all points, and were easily defeated by Buokley. Final result: -Buckley Viotoria, 5 goals; Llandudno Reserve, 0 goals. -During the progress of the game the Llandudno left fall-back was ordered oft the field for misoonduot. The Reserves evidently did not miss him either, for they played a much better game afterwards. The Buokleyites won deservedly they played admirably throughout the whole progress of the game, and to individualise where all did so well would be difficult indeed. After the match, Mr D. Gordon Jones, Pisty 11 Hall, (Captain of the Holywell Football Club), on behalf of the Association, presented the silver cup to the winning team. He had seen the game, and felt they were to be congratulated upon their success but, at the same time, the should n t lose sight of the faot they were a first team. a,i also paid a high compliment to the Llandudno team and their goalkeeper.—Amid frantio cheering and cap waving the Buokley Captain responded, after which he vas carried off the field shoulder high.
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Correspondence. THE DIAMOND JUBILEE.—THE FLINT- SHIRE DISPENSARY. To the Editor of the Flintshire Observer," DEAR Sip.At the first publio meeting called to oonsider the question of commemorating the Jubilee of the Queen'a Reign, it was deoided with much unanimity of feeling, that the sur- plus remaining over and above the expences of the rejoioinga should be handed over to the Dispensary. I take it that this pronouncement of opinion did not contemplate the giving of this money merely to meet the ordinary expences of the Institution as it exists at present, but towards its further development and improve- ment. In view, therefore, of the probable acquisition by the Dispensary of a sum of money, and in View also, of the regrettable abandonment of the too costly (Jottage Hospital scheme, I should like, through the medium of your columns, to ask the committee & the subscribers in general, whether it is not desirable that an effort should be made on this auspicious occasion to rescuo the Flintshire Dispensary from its present obscure position, and meagre appearance, and place it in one more in consonance with its legitimate character of a Publio Charitable Institution. With this objeot I should like to suggest as follows 1—That the present premises be exchanged for some in the main thoroughfare, where the building would be seen by visitors and strangers passing through, and that a conspicuous sign- board be placed up, announcing that it is "supported by voluntary contributions." 2-That, if possible, such premises be obtained as may, at some future time, be conveniently modified so as to admit of receiving beds. 3-1hat, if these plans be found unattainable, the present premises be enlarged by taking in one of the adjoining cottages, for the much- needed increased accommodation, and that the whole building he re-faced with cement, and otherwise be improved in appearance. 4-That, in order to supplement any donations which may be received towards the coat of these improvements, a small subscription fund be opened in all the villages, from Gwaenyscor to Rhosesmor, which have for so many years participated in the benefits of this Institution, to be called The Flintshire Dispensary Jubilee Shilling Fund." The Flintshire Dispensary is now at the expiration of 60 yeare, exactly in the same condition as it was when our beloved Queen ascended the Throne. It has never been enlarged or improved, so as to keep pace with the steadily increasing demands made upon its ministrations, and I feel so strongly that it ought not to be allowed to enter upon another period of neglect, that I venture to ask you thus to draw the attention of the subscribers, the recipients of its charity, and the neigh- bourhood in general to its present unworthy position,—Yours faithfully, JAMES WILLIAMS. Castle Hill, Holywell, April 12th, 1897.
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RAILWAY riME TABLE. APRIL, 137. CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAILWAY.—DOWN TBIIHS. | SOMBATB. HOLYHEAD AND CHESTER RAILWAY.—U> TBAHW StnruiTi • am «.m am am A M u a.m a ia;vTkm IT p.m p.m ,p.m ip.m p.m 3 p.m.. p.ra a.IA a.m. a.m p.m TAJLVB a.mi sum A.«B a.m a.tn ;a M a.ms a.M p.m p.m p.m p.M p.m p.m p.m p.m. p.m ^P.m p.M a.m a. ID p.m. p.M OHESTER 2 38 6 30;9 0 •• 114&12$0 3 3 10 5 10 5 15,6 1# 8 38 18 45jll20 2 38*9 35 LI26|6 0 HOLYHEAD. •• .17 45 12 0 •• 3 15 FE 0 8 5 6 5 1 0 8 6 Sandycroft 6 40 FT 10 .«• 1155 .< «5 3 20 5 25| 8 5FIII130 9 46 6 10 Bangor (dep).. 6 017 25 •• 7 65 9 0 1045 1 9 •• I 4 25 7 17 9 3 6 55 1 52 9 3 Queen's Ferry. 6 45'9 15 2^ 12 0 !?« 3 25 5 30 6 28 9 0 1135' 3 50 6 15 Aber 6 10[7 34 9 ID 1055 •• 1 19 •• J 4 35 7 47 •• Oonnah'sQuay. 6 50 9 20 •• A 12 5 G & 8 30 5 55 6 33 9 6 1140, ? 55 6 21 Llanfairfechan, 6 I5J7 39 8 9 9 15 11 0, 1 25 •• | 4 41 7 34 7 9 Flint 2 57 6 57i9 27 E 1212 8 § 3 371.. 5 6 40 £ 2 9 111147 2 57 10 3 6 29 Penmaenmawr. 6 21 7 46 8 15 9 21 11 6 1 33 •• j *G & 7 41 7 15 Bairillt I7 2 9 32 O JA 1218 o 3 43I 5 6 45 1> § 9 18 1153 10 8 & 35 Conway 6 31 7 65 8 24 9 31 1116 I 43 O 4 59 7 *3 9 26 7 26 2 23 9 26 10LYWELL. 17 49 37 1224 2*A 8 49| '5 566 50 '5 3 9 25 1159 11016 6 42 LlandudnoJun 6 38 8 10 8 31 9 39 1125 1 51 I 5 8 8 1 9 34 9 >9 Mostvn 17 17 9 45 Jl231 B M g 8 56] Q 16 2J6 571 9 32 12 6 1024 6 50 OolwynBay. 5 49,8 18 18 41 52 1135 2 3 j 5 20 8 14 9*4 7 36;2 38 Prestatyn i7 28 9 57 •• O.2 ..11242 3 5 .2 D 4 81 -6 12|7 < 9 9!9 1217 1036 7 2 Colwyn 6 54| 9 57 1139 2 8| i G 5 25 8 19 7 40J R!IYL 3 21 7 37; 10 5 1045 O 1250 3 1"?! ^.2 4 17I5 57,6 20 7 16 9 16 !<O2 9 50 1225 3 21 104412 5 7 9 Llandulas 7 2! 10 4 1147 2 14| •• j IS 5 36 •• • • •• 29 •• A^ORSOLE I7 49 10191 1056 2 A 1 5 3 27 I43 0 !6 101 • • 7 29J9 27 "SO I •• 718 Abergele 7 7,8 28 8 52 1010 1153 2 20, | M 5 43 8 34 7 55 Llindulaa 17 57 1027 1 = § |L 13 3 3«J| g. •• |« 18' •• 7 38 9 35.5? *3 I •• •• RHYL 7 21,8 38 9 2 9 40.1024 1210 'L260|2 S6 3 48 6 40 5 68 8 48 10 6 8 63 5 6 20 10 4 -Colwyn 8 5,1035: « G II 21(3 4^ •• |6 24; •• 7 46 9 40 •• 0 i 7 31 |Prestatyn 7 J9I 9 109 48,1032 12582 43 3$3 5 486 6 8 56 8 14 5 28 Colwyn Bay K 9ll040 11 9' S S 1 2S!3 481 G« 3 >6 29; •• 7 50 9 45 J § & i •• •• 7 36!Mostyn 7 40| 9 22 10 0 1230 1 8,2 554 4 5 596 18 9 7 8 25| ..15 39 jLlandudno Jun 3 52 8 25il056 1123 3.3 j I 42 4 41 •• 16 41; 8 7110 S •• £ 3 52 7 48 j HOLYWELL. 7 49 9 31 10 91052 1 W;3 44 13 6 8 6 27 9 16 8 34 3 30 5 48 •Conway 8 29 11 0 1127 1 46 4 !6 45 •• 8 LLFLO 9 "8 G •• |L235 7 52 Bagillt 7 10l6j 1 21 4 19 6 146 33 9 28 8 41 (5 5< Penmaenmawr 8 38 1110 1136 -3 G 1 55 4 18>J )6 54 8 21 [LOLS!^ G: TS I • •• I •• 8 21 Flint 8 0| 6 20 1020 1242 1 2«I 4 25 6 19.6 39 9 27 8 48 6 0 Llanfairfechan. 8 44 1116, ,1143 > 2 14 25; 7 1 8 27 1024 «.S: I 00 (8 8 Connah'sQuavJS 8 9 27 1028 1 33 4 31 |6 26 6 47 9 34} j 8 55 6 7 Aber 8 50 112l! I I2 6 4 31 ^"S 8 33 | | Queen's Ferry..M 131 9 32 1033 1 38 4 36 6 31 6 53 9 39 I 8 59I |6 12 Bantror 4 25 9 10 1131 12 5 A S \L 16 4 50 | 7 16 8 53 1039 A 3 4 2S 1 8 8 40 Sandyoroft 8 20! 9-3F 101) 1 43 4 44 6 35 7 0 9 45 | 9 4 !6 16 Holyhead 5 5 loioi !1 0 2 I 5 48 OCI I i 9 51 2 5 5 1 48 o 32 Chester |8 31 9 14 9*469 &5 1050 1120 1 5 1^53 3 35 4 53 6 45 7 12I I 9 56 1060' 9 20 4 10 6 30 1050 VALE OF OLWYD, DENBIGH, RUTHIN AND OORWEN RAILWAYS. i,*Ava a.m vm P.m p.m p.m P.a p.m RHYL 7 46 1060 1 0 3 20 6 6 9 21 Rhuddlan .7 54 1069 1 7 3 29 Ifi 14 9 31 St. Asaph 8 111 sji 113 3« |6 209 38 Trefnant 8 8 III4I1 18 3 44 |e 279 46 DENB.. i a!n J? 1126 1 •• I6 36 9 if j d.8 35 1140 1 28 4 0 7 86 10 5 Llanrhaiadr 8 14 1147 1 4 7 7 44 1012 Rhewl 8 61 1152 1 40 4 12 7 61 1017 RUTHIN 8 56 1157 144 4 17 7 56 1021 Eyarth 9 4 12 5 4 25 8 4 Nantolwyd S 12 1213 4 33 8 12 Derwen 9 17 1218 4 38 8 17 •• Gwyddelwern.9 23 1224 4 44 8 23 Corwen..9 30 1231 451 8 3C LiAva &.IB A.m a.m p.m p.m p.m. p.m OORWEN 7 30 1035 1 30 6 60 Gwyddelwern. 7 35 1040jl 35 6 65 Derwen 7 42 1047 1 42 ..6 2.. Nantolwyd. 7 46 lOfiljl 46 6 6 Eyarth 7 66 11 0 1 55 6 15 RUTHIN 8 1 11 612 1 4 366 21 7 10 Rhewl. 3 9111412 9 4 41 6 28 7 16 Llanrhaiadr. 3 13 1118 2 13 4 46 6 327 20 niPlffn \&i 8 21 11262 21 4 63 6 40 7 28 uj a.6 408 26 1133 2 33 5 0 7 48 Trefnant..6 47 8 31 1140*2 41 6 8 7 66 St. Asaph 6 56 8 37 11462 47 5 168 4 Rhuddlan.7 38 43 115212 5615 26 8 U Rhyl 7 12 8 61 12 013 6,6 34 8 22 Also Ruthin for Denbigh, 9.30 a.m daily, and 10 80 p.m Saturdays only. AND DENBIGH RAILWAY. LBAVE <Tn a.m a.m p.m p.m p,m p.m CHESTER.0 10 1148 2 27|6 30 6 10 8 96 Broughton Hall7 4;101«J si 0 1 39 6 22 8 48 Hope 2l|l036'l2l7!2 56 6 39,9 6 Padeswood 7 27 1042,1223 3 2 6 45 9 11 Llong .7 30 1045 12263 6 6 48 9 U MOLD I ar.7 34 1049 1230;3 9 6 0 6 6.1 '3 ") d.7 36 1051 1232;3 11 6 1 6 64 9 10 Rhydymwyn .7 421057 1238,3 17 7 0;9 26 Nanneroh .7 49;ll 4,1246 3 25 7 8 9 34 Oaerwys.7 66 1111 1253 3 32 7 16 9 41 Bodfari .8 1 1116 125813 37 7 20 9 46 Denbigh 8 111128 1 813 47 6 31 7 309 56 Also Chester to Mold 9.10 a.m. least a.m 'a.m a.m a.m p.m p.m p.m DENBIGH 8 28 10 0,1135 2 2616 4070 Bodfari 8 36] 10 8 1143 2 335 487 8 Oaerwys 8 42j 101411149 2 39|5 647 14 Nanneroh., j8 60 1022 1157 2 47j6 2 7 22 Rhydymwyn, ,8 58 1030 12 6 2 55 6 10 7 30 ,T,,r „ }ar 9 411036 1211 3 1 6 167 36 MUJ-iU.. j d.7 45 9 5 1038 1213 3 2 6 18j7 38 Llong 7 49|9 9 1042 1217 6 22 7 42 Padeawood ,7 82,9 1211045.1220 3 7 6 26:7 45 Hope 7 5Sj9 19(1052 1227 6 32 7 52 Broughton Hall..8 13 9 33jll 6 1241 6 468 7 Chester 8 2719 47|111711255 3 31 7 0 8 17 First train Denbigh to Chester. 7.38 a.m; also 8.40 p.m Denbigh to Chester, Saturdays only. 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