TO ONE SINGER—4d. The services of twenty young village girls as entertainers in local beer gardens were, in accordance with ancient custom, sold by public auction in the market at Kreuznach, Germany. Prices varied from fourpence to six shillings a head.
MUSIC STAND AS WEAPON. Mynydd Isa Man Assaulted by a Collier. IVUDNIGHT AFFAIR ON THE WYLFA HILL. Chairman Tells Defendant He is Lucky to Escape Gaol. FINED, WITH A WARNING. At the Mold Police Court on Monday, be- fore Capt. Lloyd, R.X., and Mr. Peter E. Roberts, John Roberts, collier, Buckley, who had until recently been working in Yorkshire, was charged with assaulting -George Millington. George Millington, the complainant, who was wearing a bandage round his head, ,gave evidence. He said he was the eon of Thomas Millington, licensee of the Griffin Inn, Mynydd lea. On the night of Satur- day, May 2nd, he went to Mold for a trap Tvhich had been under repair. He was not able to get the trap until late, and it was midnight when he left Mold. Mr. James Hopwood accompanied him. When they .got to about the centre of the Wylfa Hill, a man came across the road and took hold of the reins, stopping the horse. He said, "I am going to have a ride with you." Witness replied "You are not going to have a ride," and called on him to release the horse's head, But he refused to do so. Wit- ness got out of the trap into the road, and as soon as he did so defendant struck him on the head with something hard—that was all he remembered. Roberts had no griev- ance against him. Defendant: Didn't you ask me if I was ,one of Basham's men?—No. Didn't I say I was?—No. You got out of the trap and said, '"111 .-see what you are made of?"—No. James Hopwood, Stone Cottage, Cham- ber's Lane, Mynydd Isa, said that on Sat- urday, May 2nd, he was in Mold in com- pany with the last witness. They left Mold in a trap about 12 o'clock. When they got :to the centre of the Wylfa Hill defendant .asked for a ride, and coming alongside got ■hold of the bridle. Witness answered him first, telling him there was no room. De- fendant stuck to the bridle, and Millington asked him to loose the horse's head. Ro- berts said "We must have a ride; we want to get home." Millington replied "Well, you 'shan't have a ride," and told him to re- lease the horse's head. Defendant refused to do so, and Millington got out of the trap. As lie was doing so Robert-s released "the horse's head, and banged Millington on the side of the head with a music stand. Complainant FELL TO THE GROUND. Witness then got out of the trap. Another -man was standing on the footpath. Milling- ton was lying on his back unconscious, and bleeding from a wound on the left side of the head. He (witness) said to Roberts, "Jack, thou's done it this time." Roberts 6aid, "Who is it ?" Witness replied "It's George Millington." Roberts replied, "Oh, •my God I have," and turned on his heel -and went down the hill in the direction of -Mold. Witness asked Roberts's friend to hold the horse's head and he did so, but when Roberts turned away his friend loosed -the horse's head and went after him. Wit- ness asked both men to help him with Mil- lington, but they would not do so. He Jjlaced the unconscious man in the trap. Witness added that he could see that Ro- iberts had had a drop of drink, but he was ,sufficiently sober to know what he was do- ling. Dr. Fraser, Buckley, said he saw com- plainant on Sunday evening. He had a very black eye, and an oblique wound stand- ing from the lower part of the temple under ^he left eye, and a couple of small wounds 'about the left eyebrow. There were bruises extending over the left temple. Complain- ant was in a dazed condition, and com- plained of a severe headaclie. It waa quite evident he had concussion of the brain, and was still suffering from the effects of it. The Chairman What was the wound pro- bably caused byl-Evideiitly by a solid substance. Not by a man's fist !-No. In reply to Supt. Davies, witness said that a music stand would be just the kind of thing to cause such a wound. There were several linear marks. Albert Jones, 5, Aberdovey terrace, Buck- ley, said that on Saturday, May 2nd, he was with Roberts in Mold. He had a few ,drinks. Witness remembered being on the Wylfa Hill and seeing a horse and trap there, with George Millington and Hop- wood in it. Roberts asked for a ride, but witness did not remember what Millington said. Millington jumped out of the trap, and Roberts hit him with a stand on the side of the head, and he fell unconscious to the ground. Roberts ran down the hill. ■Witness identified the stand produced. Supt. Davies: Did Hopwood ask either you or Roberts to assist him with the un- conscious man?—I can't remember his ask- ing us to help him. I thought he told me "• to run after Roberts, and I ran after him. Did you bring Roberts back?—No. Where did you go?—Along the Llong road. What had the two of you got in your possession?—A bottle of rum. Witness added that they met Constable .Hall near Bistre Church and had a con- versation about the affair on the Wylfa Hill. Roberts told the constable that he had hit Millington on the head with a music stand. Asked if he heard any reference to Bae- ham when defendant and complainant were speaking on the Wylfa Hill, the witness re- plied in the affirmative. The Chairman: And yet you did not hear the other conversation?—No. "ONE OF BASHAM'S MEN." Defendant: Did you hear George Mil- lington ask me if I was one of Basham s men ?—Yes. What did I say?—"Yes." And he jumped out of the trap and rush- ed at me?—Yes. In reply to Mr. Peter Roberts witness said he thought Millington got out of the trap to fight the defendant. P.C. Hall, of Buckley, stated that he was on duty near Bistre Church at 2 a.m. on Sunday, May 3rd. Roberts and the last witness came along from the direction of Mold. They were in a drunken condi- tion. Roberts was carrying a music case, and Jones was carrying a music stand. They stopped and 6poke to him. Roberts commenced talking about the boxing at Mold, and said he had been having a "bit of a do" himself on the Wylfa Hill, and had struck a fellow with the music stand. P.S. Ferguson said that he arrested Ro- berts on the 4th inst. and charged him with the offence. In reply Roberts said, "I know all about it. It is his own fault. I did it in self-defence." Asked by the Bench if he had anything to say, Defendant said "I was very sorry when I knew who the man was, because we had al- ways been friends. He came out of the trap with the intention of doing me an in- jury. I had my two hands full at the time, so I put my stand up to prevent my having a blow from him. That was the cause of it." The Chairman, addressing the defendant, said the Bench had decided to f-e him £2 and costs, and he was very 1 < in not being sent to gaol. He should let that be a warning to him.
Flint County Court. Monday.—Before his Honour Judge S. Moss. NERQUIS COMPENSATION CASE. The adjourned claim for compensation by Wm. Own Roberts, of Old School House, Nerquis, farm servant, suing by Eliz. Ro- berts, as his next friend, against Wm. Da- vies, Ty Draw Farm. Nerquis, the respond- ent, was heard. In this case Edward Jones of the Fron Farm, Gwernymynydd, was entered as third party. Mr. Pilgrim Morris, Mold, was for the applicant, Mr. F. Ll. Jones for the respond- ent, and Mr. Caradoc Rees (instructed by Mr. J. B. Marston) was for the third party. Applicant, it appeared, was in the em- ploy of the respondent. In November last respondent agreed for him to go and work for Edward Jones, and while cutting bands I. for the feeder of a. threshing machine he met with an accident. Mr. Caradoc Rees (instructed by Mr. J. B. Marston) explained that compensation was awarded against the respondent, Wm. Davies, who brought in Edward Jones as third party, in order to obtain from him some indemnity. Mr. F. Ll. Jones and himself had tried to effect a settlement, but until the present they had not been able to get the parties to agree. Now, the third party had agreed to a settlement by the payment of £ 25 as indemnity. His Honour: That will be judgment by consent with costs. Mr. Caradoc Rees: He agrees to pay £ 10 down and £ 1 a month afterwards. Mr. F. LI. Jones said he agreed to that award by consent as between the respond- ent and the third party. They had paid 10s. a week to the applicant from the time of the accident to date. He was prepared to submit he was not in a position to dis- pute the application. His Honour: That may as well be an award by consent as between applicant and respondent, the respondent paying applicant 10s. a. week during incapacity. Mr. F. Ll. Jones: During total incapaci- ty? I His Honour: During incapacity. If you find that applicant can do some work you may apply to have the award altered. The award for compensation was accord- ingly made with costs on Scale B. DAMAGE TO A HEDGE. This was an action brought by Arthur Harrison, of Ochr y F'oel, Rhosesmor, against John Hughes, alao of Ochr y Foel, for damages, E5, caused by the destruction of a quickset hedge, also chaining an in- junction against the defendant to restrain him from interfering with the fence and interrupting the right-of-way over the pro- perty. Mr. F. LI. Jones appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. T. W. Hughes for the defendant. Mr. F. Ll. Jones said the plaintiff was owner of an old cottage and garden at Ochr y Foel, Rhosesmor, and the defendant was the owner of the neighbouring cottage. Plaintiff's predecessor in title had the house and piece of ground for 20 years uninter- rupted user, and during that time the right of user along the gable end of the house and through the garden. Mr. Hughes said he should contend that the place did not belong to his client, and he would require him to prove his title. Mr. Jones: All I have to do is to prove possession. The case resolves itself into a very small point. I contend we own the croft. Our predecessor in title planted the hedge. The defendant took steps to break it up. Mr. Hughes said they admitted taking up some of the hedge and blocking the right. of-way. Mr. F. Ll. Jones said he put in the pro- bate of the will of Helen Harrison, Ochr y foel, dated 18th June, 1890, and who died in August of that year, the will being proved in March, 1891. Testatrix bequeathed the house occupied by Edw. Hughes absolutely to Geo. Harrison, also the house and out- house, pigstye and three gardens. He had exercised his right for 20 years, and it had never been questioned. Geo. Harrison died in 1911, and Edwin Hughes died about the same time. Last year, John Hughes went to limewash the house and endeavour. ed to block the road. In January, 1913, the defendant was written to, but the obstruc- tion continued and damage was done to the fence. Subsequently the gate was locked, and plaintiff was legally advised to open the gate. Arthur Ll. Harrison, the plaintiff, said the property came to him under the will of Mrs. Helen Harrison. Mrs. Harrison was twice married, her finst husband's name be- ing John Hughes, and she had a son, Edwin Hughes, born 31st May, 1840. John Hughes did not live long, and in 1863 she married witness' uncle, Geo. Harrison. Witness was an orphan, between 5 and 6, and his uncle and aunt took him. He lived in the cottage nearest to the road at Ochr y foel, and was brought up there. Mrs. Harrison died in 1890 and his uncle in February, 1911. Ed- win Hughes died three months afterwards. He built the other cottage 16 years ago. His uncle and himself lived in the new cottage. The old cottage was used as a wash-house and as a lumber place. Edwin Hughes lived in the house where Mrs. Hughes lived now. Edwin Hughes came there in 1875. After his death Mrs. Hughes and her son (the defendant) continued to live there. Be- hind the house there was a garden or croft, with pigstyes. Before 1890 his aunt used the croft, the pigstyee was built by himself. The stye was then nearer to the mountain. Plaintiff built the pigstye before his mar- riage, and he had been married 19 years. There were tnree gardens, and under the will the three were left to him. He made two gardens into one. He got to the gar- dens at the back by passing the front of Edwin Hughes' house and the gable end. He was never interfered with until June, 1913, when the fence was taken down. He asked for damages and an injunction. Ed- win Hughes and his son had never used the garden. No one beside Helen Harrison, Geo. Harrison, and himself had ever claim- ed a right to the garden. By Mr. T. W. Hughes: Ann Jones lived with him, and upon her death Helen Har- rison had the house. He did not know that the property belonged to Maria Jones, and went to Ann Jones and Thomas Jones for their life, and after their death it went to Edwin Hughes. Another will, dated 1911, was produced, in which John Davies devised to his wife, Eleanor Davies, and her assigns, the Swel- ling house and chamber with croft fronting and afterwards unto his children, Robert Davies and Maria Jones, as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. The other dwelling house or cottage used as bakehouse with two gardens adojining at front and back of same he left to Ann Jones wife of Tlios. Jones. Probate of the will was granted in 1912. Ann Jones was the mother of Helen Jones, afterwards Harri- son, the only child surviving infancy. Maria Jonea survived and came into pos- session of Robt Davies' share, he having evidently transferred his interest to Maria Jones. Hie Honour remarked that Hughes got the houses under two wills Mrs. Margt. Harrison gave evidence, and said there was no unpleasantness until of late. John Hughes asked permission to go on the ground to whitewash the cottage. They had the right to go through to the common. D. Price, Foelgaer, Rhosesmor, said he was born at Foelgaer, and wae now 67 years of age. He remembered the houses from his boyhood. They were never one house. There was a back garden. Mrs. Ann Jones had it cultivated. There was a pigstye at the top of the garden. He had bought pigs from Harrison. By Mr. Hughes: Years before the church at Caerfallwch was built Helen Harrison's house was used as the mission room and the curate of Northop came there to take service. He never heard of any dispute as to the right to the place. For the defence, Mrs. Edwin Hughes, widow, said she was 74, and was married to her husband 43 years ago. She lived at Cileen with her father for 12 months after marriage and then at Ochr y foel, where she had lived ever since. In addition to the house there was the garden, and at the back the croft. She always went there to whitewash the house until last year when she was stopped. Mrs. Harrison used the croft. They both used it. The children played there when young. They lived as one family. There was no trouble until after Geo. Harrison's death. She did not claim the croft, they only wanted to go round to the back of the house. By Mr. F. Ll. Jones: When the gate they put up was locked Arthur Harrison could not get to the pigstyes. She did not re- member the croft as a garden. Ann lidwards, lopywern, daughter of Mrs. Hughes, said she lived in the cottage until her marriage 5 years ago. The croft was always a playground and open when they were young, but later a door was fixed up but no lock. She had whitewashed the wall, but had never asked permission to go to the back of the house. Mr. T. W. Hughes said the property was not worth more than a £ 10 note. It was a most miserable fight altogether. Plaintiff wanted an acknowledgment. Defendant did not claim the place, but wanted the right to go to the back of the house. The hedge was cut down but not destroyed. Mr. F. Ll. Jones said his client was quite prepared to allow the defendant to go once a year to repair and whitewash the cottage. His Honour said he was satisfied the croft belonged to the plaintiff. He did not think there was any right to close the gates. Damage had been done by cutting the fence. He saw no reason for an injunc- tion. He gave judgment for the plaintiff for F.1 and costs. If any more bother ap- plication could be made for injunction.
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Flintshire Insurance Figu res. 44,400 Prescriptions Dispensed in a Year. CLERK'S ANNUAL REPORT. Over 27,000 insured Persons in the County. The quarterly meeting of the Flintshire Insurance Committee was held at Mold on Saturday afternoon, Mr. F. Llewellyn-Jones presiding. APPOINTMENTS. The Chairman, Mr. W. Buckley, and Mr. WT. D. Forber were appointed as represen- tatives of the committee at fne metings of the Association of Welsh Insurance Com- inittee,s; and the Chairman was appointed to act upon the executive council of the Association. CLERK'S ANNUAL REPORT. The Chairman referred to a report which had been prepared by the clerk (Mr. Thos. Wynne) with reference to the year ended January 11th, and which hsfu been circula- ted among the members. He said the re- port contained a mass of information, which would be of great interest to insured per- sons in the county, and all who were in any way connected with the administration of the National Insurance Act. Mr. R. Allen (vice-chairman) said the in- formation contained in the report was lucid- ly presented, and he complimented the clerk The report reflected great credit 011 the administration of the Act in the county of Flint. In every way they had worked most amicably. It appeared that in Flintshire they had found the Act wholly beneficial, and it worked smoothly and well. The report is appended:— "I beg to submit for the information of the committee the following report with re- ference to the year ended 11th January last. Insured Persoiis.-Tlie number of insured persons in the county on October 29th, 1912, was 24,950, of whom 24,314 were members of approved societies, and 636 were deposit contributors. The number on January 12th, 1914, was 27,170 (21,180 men and 5,990 women), of whom 26,606 were members of approved societies, 532 were deposit contri- butors, and 32 were exempt persons. (It was estimated before the National Insur- ance Act came into operation that about 30 per cent. of the population would be insured persons. The population of this county ac- cording to the census of 1911, is 92,720). Approved Societies.—The members of ap- proved societies belong to 148 different so- cieties operating in the county. The socie- ties with the largest number of members re- siding in this county are the following:— Prudential Approved Societies, 3501; Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds, 3153; Inde- pendent Order of Oddfellows (Manchester Unity), 3131 National Amalgamated Ap- proved Society, 3056; Independent Order of Rechabitee, 1935; Ancient Order of Fores- ters, 1917; Order of Druids, 1344; British Steel Smelters, 1016, The remaining 140 societies have a membership in this county varying from 1 to 92Q.. Panel.B.-The number of medical practi- tioners on the panel at the end of the medi- cal year was 62; of whom 38 were resident within the county and 24 outside. The number of chemists on the panel at the end of the medical year was 43; of whom 27 had places of business- within the county and 16 outside. Medical Benefit Accounts.— The amount provisionally credited to the Committee for the purpose of medical benefit for the year ended 11th January, 1914, is £ 10,459. The following amounts (approximately) will re- quire to be carried to special funds, viz.. Institutions Fund (Poet Office Medical System), £ 18; Special Arrangements Fund, (own arrangements), £ 5; leaving available for medical benefit of persons on panel lists, £ 10,436. According to regulations the above ;nouni 01 LIO,436 is to be divided into t: > following funds: Panel Fund (13-17ti •-), Y-7,980 9B 4d.; Drug Fund (3-17th- £ 1,841 13s.; Drug Suspense Fund (l-17th,, £ 613 17s. 8d.; £ 10,436. Panel Fund.—The amount of the Panel Fund as given above, viz.: £ 7,980 9s. 4d. is to be augmented by the transfer thereto from the Sanatorium Benefit Fund of an amount equal to 6d. per insured person in respect of the domiciliary treatment of tuberculosis. This will amount to £ 622. The amount standing to the credit of the Panel Fund will therefore be L8,602 9s. 4d. The sums paid to medical practitioners in respect of treatment during the year amount to £ 7,444 12s. 10<1.; leaving a surplus of £1,157 16s. 6d. This surplus of £1,157 16s. 6d. represents the amount in hand in re- spect of insured persons who omitted to select a doctor during the past year, and the amount is available for distribution amongst the doctors on the panel. Drug Fund.—Amount available as given above: Drug Fund, £ 1841 13s.; Drug Sus- Fund, £ 613 176. 8d.— £ 2455 10s. 8d.; paid to doctors as capitation fees for dis- pensing to patients, f-937 18s. 3d.; paid to chemists (all the accounts having been paid in full), E1453 16s., leaving a balance of kG3 16s. 5d. The Drug Suspense Fund is only to be utilised to make up any deficiency in the Drug Fund, and any balance remain- ing to the credit of the Drug Suspense Fund is to be placed to the credit of the Panel Fund. The abovje balance of £ 63 16s. 5d., will, therefore, be carried to the Panel Fund, and the amount available for distri- bution will be increased accordingly. The number of persons in respect of whom a capitation fee of 2s was paid to doctors for dispensing medicine was £ 9380; the re- mainder on doctors' lists during the year would be entitled to medicine, etc., from the chemists, viz., £ 11,890; the chemists' accounts for the year (as stated above) amounted to R14,53 1& the cost per head in respect of persons on doctors' liets who were entitled to obtain medicine from che- mists during the past year is, therefore, ■ ■■ lnm-in ■ ■■ 2s. W. 1'hè total number of prescriptions dispensed by chemists during the year wae 44,400; and the average cost per prescrip- tion was 8d. The total number of insured persons on doctors' lists at the close of the medical year was 23,371. Payments to Doctors.—The payments al- ready made to doctors in respect of the year are as followB :-1 over JE500, 2 over £450, 2 over £ 400, 3 over £350, 1 over £ 300, 4 over E250, 7 over C200, 38 under £200. The above sums do not represent the total for the year as the Surplus Panel Fund is yet to be distributed. Payments to Chemists.—The payments made to chemists in respect of the year are as follows :-1 at £ 210, 1 at C180, 6 be- tween £50 and £100, and 31 under £50. Sanatorium Benefit.-Provisional credit to the Committee in respect of the period ended 12th January, 1913, £ 800; paid to the Welsh National Memorial Association, Y-320; balance, £480. Provisional credit in respect of the year ended 11th January, 1914, P-1555; transferred to Panel Fund, £ 622; balance £933. Paid to Welsh Natio- nal Memorial Association, £ 900; balance, £ 33. This balance of £33 is payable to the Welsh National Memorial Association under agreement. The number of insured persons and dependents who received treatment dur- ing the 18th months ended 11th January, 1914, was 129. A detailed return has al- ready been furnished to the Committee. Administration Fund.—Provisional credit for the half-year ended 12th January, 1913, £ 304; payments, £ 150; balance, 9154. Pro- visional credit for the year ended 11th Janu- ary, 1914, £ 466; £ 620. Payments, V-445; liabilities incurred but not paid within year, Y-55; E500. Less cost of administra- tion of sanatorium benefit (which is to be transferred), £ 50; 1450; balance in hand, £170.
UNIVERSITY OF WALES. BANGOR ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS. The following awards have been made by the Senate of the University College of North Wales, Bangor, upon the results of the recent entrance scholarship examina- tion :— Scholarship of E40.-Violet U. J,,teksoii (18), County School for Girls, Wrexham (Eyton Williams Scholarship). Pierey Scholarship of E30 (confined to Denbighshire and Flintshire candidates).— James Emlyn Hughes (17), Alun County School, Mold. Exhibitions of £ 20.—John Owen Jones (18), County School, Aberg.ele, and Eluned W. Roberts (18), County School, Barmouth (Eyton Williams Exhibitions); Eric W. C. Thomas (17), Friars' School, Bangor (John Hughes Exhibition). Exhibition of £ 15.—Sydney H. Morgan (17), County School, Hawarden (Eyton Wil- liams Exhibition). Exhibitions of £ 10.—Pirellis Wynne (17), County School, Llanrwst (Osborne Morgan Exhibition); Myfanwy Williams (18), Coun- ty School for Girls, Bangor (Robert Gee Exhibition); Alfred S. O'Dwyer (18), Sand- bach School (David Williams Exhibition). Exhibition of C-5.-R. Bertram Evans (17), County School, Hawarden (Eyton Williams Exhibition). Next in order of merit:—Mary E. Hanley Jones (19), County School, Carnarvon; Gwilym P. Huws (19), County School, Dol- gelley; Harriet Nesta Roberts (18), County School for Girls, Bangor; Richard Jones (19), County School, Dolgelley. Agricultural Exhibition of £ 20 (tenable for two years).-Iorwerth Griffiths (17), County School, Llangefni. Richard Hughes Exhibition of E15 con- fined to Anglesey candidates).—Thomas W. Rowlands (17), County School, Llangefni. John Hughes Exhibitions of £10 (confined to boys born in Anglesey or Carnarvon- shire).— E. Rice Hughes (20), County School, Llangefni; Sidney C. Roberts (16), County School, Llandudno. Subject to the college scholarship regula- tions, the above scholarships and exhibi- tions, with the exception of the agricultural exhibition, are tenable for three years, with the possibility of a continuance in special cases for a fourth year.
TAILOR-MADE COSTUMES (Ready to Wear). THE FACT that our Cos- tumes are ma.de throughout by actual tailors (and not factory made), that we stock seven sizes, assuring a perfect fit, that they have the air of distinction imparted by First- class London Cutters, and that we can offer them at a little over half what a private tailor can, must make a very strong appeal to every well- dressed woman. U W. T. WILLIAMS, 33=39, Foregate St., CHESTER. I
Holywell Urban District Council. t Appeal for Additional Railway Facilities. TOURIST TICKETS WANTED. The monthly meeting of the Holywell Urban Council was held on Monday eve- ning, when there were present.-—Mr Jos. Jones (chairman), Dr. J. Owen Jones (vice- chairman), Messrs. J. Aver, T. C. Roberts, A. Lloyd, A. Foster Williams, Elford H. Roberts, Horace Waterhouse, A. Earl, J. Price, Jos. Edwards, with Mr J. Kerfoot Roberts (clerk), and Mr. Thomas (survey- or). ST. WINEFRED'S WELL. The following are the gaugings of the flow of St. Winefred's Well for the past month :—April 12th, 2660 gallons per min- ute or 3,830,850 gallons per 24 hours; April 19th, 2552 gallons per minute, or 3,675,353 gallons per 24 hours; April 26th, 2467 gal- Ions per minute, or 3,552,255 gallons per 24 hours; May 3rd, 2205 gallons per min- ute, or 3,175,200 gallons per 24 hours. ADDITION TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. The Surveyor reported that the plans submitted for the proposed chapel of St. W inefred were in accordance with the bye- laws. They were approved and passed. APPOINTMENT. The Clerk having been directed to com- municate with Inspector Hill, of the Police Station, Holywell, and to enquire whether he would be prepared to undertake the duties of Inspector of Common Lodging Houses and also that of hackney carriages at a salary of £5 per annum, reported that Inspector Hill had agreed to do so. Mr Elford Roberts asked if Inspector Hill's appointment was the same as that of his predecessor. The Clerk replied that it did not include the inspectorship under the Petroleum Acts. The salary was then £ 8. Mr. Elford Roberts asked was there much work under the Petroleum Acts. The Clerk said he believed there were two places. Mr. Elford Roberts proposed that the ap- pointment be offered Inspector Hill at the same salary of £ 8. He thought the ap- pointment was worth that amount. Mr. Jos. Edwards seconded the proposi- tion. Mr. Elford Roberts hoped Inspector Hill would take particular regard of hackney carriages, and see to the regulating of the traffic during the summer months. The Clerk said Inspector Hill called on Friday and intimated if the Council gave him the appointment he would take care that each lodging house should be regularly and systematically inspected, and would undertake that no carriage should ply for hire which had not been duly licensed. BRYN FFYNNON WALL FOUNTAIN The fountain, the Surveyor reported, was in a dilapidated condition and past repair, and after consultation with the Chairman he instructed the contractor to obtain a new one. The action of the Inspector was con- firmed. DRAINAGE SCHEME. The Clerk reported that he had received from Mr. Commin the plans of the drain- age scheme, with the alterations suggested by the Board shown thereon. The district surveyor had not yet had an opportunity of going fully into the matter. This would, however, be done in due course, and a re- port submitted at the next meeting of this committee. Dr. Jones: What about the water ques- tion? Has anything been heard? The Clerk: No; a communication was sent last week. TAR SPRAYING. The tar spraying has been commenced, and the following streets have been spray- ed :-Coleshill street, Halkyn street, Bryn- ford street, and Brynford Main Road. Upon completion of the work, particulars of the cost will be submitted. RELAYING OF GAS MAINS. The Gas Company forwarded a letter stating that they propose to relay their mains in parte of High street and Brynford street. The Lighting Committee requested that the work be not commenced until the end of August. LIGHTING OF BAGILLT MAIN ROAD. The Chairman oT the Lighting Committee (Councillor A. F. Williams) referred to the question of extending the gas main down the Victoria Road, and reported the result of an interview with the gas manager on the matter, from which it appeared that provided the Council were prepared to enter into a long lighting contract, the Gas Com- pany would be prepared to lay the Main as far as the Victoria, free of all cost to the Council. After consideration it was resolved that the clerk be directed to com- municate with the Holywell Parish Council to ascertain whether in the event of this Council arranging for the lighting of this road to the extremity of their boundary, the Parish Council would be prepared to continue the lighting of the road into Bagill; and further that Mr. Sainsbury be requested to make a further report on the matter, containing the terms upon which his company would be prepared to extend the main to the boundary of ffie Council's area. THE MARKET: IMPROVED RECEIPTS WANTED. At the meeting of the Market Committee the Chairman drew attention to the ad- visability of considering what steps should be taken to improve the receipts from the Market Hall. After discussion it was agreed to further consider the matter at the next meeting of the Committee, and in the mean- time the clerk was instructed to prepare a statement showing the reppipte and expen- diture otf the Market Hall account during the past tfif« £ years. ANOTHER COUNTY COUNCILLOR WANTED. A communication was received from the Clerk to the Flintshire County Council, with reference to the suggested alterations of some of the electoral divisions in the County. The same having been considered, it was resolved, that an application be made to the County Council to alter the electoral division of Holywell, by including therein that portion of the Brynford electoral divis- ion, situate in the Urban district, and also the Holway portion of the township of Greenfitld, and that the representation of the electoral division of Holywell 60 altered, be increased by one member. CRUCIFIX IN PUBLIC CEMETERY. The Cleik laid before the Cemetery Com- mittee a drawing submitted by Father Ryan, of a crucifix proposed to be erected in the Roman Catholic portion of the Cemetery. The same, having been examined by the members present, was approved of, and the Clerk authorised to grant permission to Father Ryan for the erection thereof. RAILWAY FACILITIES. At the meeting of the Town Improvement Committee a letter was read from Council- lor Dr. Jones with reference to the train service to the Holywell Town Station, and the issuing of tourists' tickets therefrom. The matter having been considered, it was resolved that a copy of this letter and also other letters received by the Council on this matter, be sent to Sir Gilbert Claugh- ton, the chairman of the L. and N.-W. RIy. Co., with a request that he would give the matter his attention. Mr. Jas. Ayer said it was time the Coun- cil moved in the matter. The Chairman of the Railway Co. promised the Council to give the suggestions consideration. He proposed that the. matter of railway facili- ties—train service to the town and better accommodation at the station—be brought before the Chairman of the L. and N.-W. Hly. Co. There was need for a service from the town station to the Junction between 11.15 a.m. and 12.58 p.m. to meet the up and down trains stopping at the junction just after midday. There was also need for the stoppage of trains during the after- noon. With regard to the accommodation at Holywell Station—it was inconvenient that passengers should await the arrival of the train on the open platform on a wet day. Parcels were frequently damaged through being thrown out of the van on to the platform when flooded with water. iiolywell was left high and dry with regard to tourist tickets. If Holywell people could not get the reasonable facilities they asKea for, their course should be to sign the slipe getting all their goods via the Great Wes- teln and Great Central to Chester and the L. and N.-W. IUy. Co. would then have to deliver. It would make a difference to them. Dr. Jones seconded the proposition that the matters mentioned be also brought be- fore the L. and -N-W. Rly. Co. He con- sidered Holywell should have facilities equal to such towns as Denbigh, Ruthin and Mold. He trusted the Council would be determined in its agitation. The proposition was carried. THE ROADS. Intimation was received that the Flint- shire County Council had arranged a con- ference of local authorities on the Cicissifi- cation of roads at Mold on the th iust., and the Chairman of the Highway Com- mittee, Mr. Earl and the Surveyor were ap- pointed to represent the Council in addi- tion to the three councillors members of the County Council. CHANGING THE HOUR OF MEETING. Mr. Foster Williams moved that the hour of meeting of the Council be changed from 6 to 7 o'clock in the evening, and of com- mittees from 6 to 7-30 p.m. He considered the time would be more convenient to the members generally. Mr. J. Ayer asked if it would not be agreeable to have Council and committee meetings at 7 o'clock. This was unanimously agreed to. Mr. Elford Roberts suggested that the meetings be held on Tuesday instead of Monday. The Chairman said he would second the proposition, as it would be more convenient for him. Mr. Earl proposed and Dr. Jones se- conded that the day of meeting remain as heretofore. Mr Elford Roberts proposed an amend- ment that meetings be held on Tuesdays. Mr. A. Lloya seconded the amendment. The proposition was carried. CROSS STREET IMPROVEMENT. The Clerk stated that the covenant with Mr. Schwarz, Whitford street, a6 to the widening of the roadway in the corner of Whitford street and Cioe-s street was com- plete and ready for signing and sealing. In reply to a question, the Clerk said the widening would be 18 inches, it would make the road narrower and widen the footpath. It was decided upon the plan being found to agree with that on the deed, that the formalities be completed. WORKMEN'S DWELLINGS. Mr. Horace Waterhouse inquired whether any communication had been received from the Local Government Board with regard to the erection of workmen's dwellings. The Clerk replied in the negative. He would write each fortnight until he got a definite reply. 4.
«5» WHEN NEEDED. "I am not guilty. If I had been I should have engaged a solicitor was the observa- tion of a woman summoned before the Dar- lington bench.