APPOINTMENT OF BOROUGH SUR- VEYOR. At a special meeting of the Finance Com- mittee, held on April 28th, the vacancy in the office of borough surveyor and rate col- lector was considered. On the proposition of Mr Robert Jones, seconded by Mr. J. A. Edwards, it was resolved that the offices of borough surveyor and inspector of nuis- ances be combined, and that the salary be £ 70 as sanitary inspector and £50 as bor- ough surveyor. On the proposition of Aid. A. B. Lloyd, seconded by Mr. Robert Jones, it was resolved that it be a recommenda- lion to the Council (a) that Mr. J. Parry Humphreys be appointed borough surveyor in the place of Mr. Hugh Owen (resigned) at a salary of £ 50 per annum (b) that Mr. J. Parry Humphreys be appointed inspec- tor of nuisances for the urban sanitary dis- trict of Flint at a salary of £ 70 per an- num. Mr. E. A. Hughes, in moving the eon- iirmation of these minutes, said that Mr. Parry Humphreys was previously sanitary inspector and road foreman, and he thought that he merited that promotion at the hands .of the Council. For the six or seven years he had been an official of that Council he .had discharged his duties to the satisfac- tion of every member, and he was looking forward to see him fill his new position equally well. Aid. Hall seconded the motion, and it was carried.
TRELAWNY SQUARE. The Highway Committee recommended that Trelawny Square be completed with tar macadam. Mr. James Griffiths, in moving the con- firmation, said he thought when that work was completed they would have a splendid square. He was sorry that owing to the weather it had not been possible to make a start with the tarring of the highways, but he was pleased to inform them that everything was in hand (hear, hear). When the weather improved their new borough surveyor was prepared to commence the work. The motion was seconded and carried.
RAILWAY FACILITIES. At a meeting of the Highway Committee the following letter, dated April 27th, was read from the London and North-Western Railway Co. "The secretary has handed me your letter of the 23rd inst. upon the subject of Flint Station. The matter is re- ceiving my careful consideration.- Y our faithfully, R. Turnbull."—It was resolved that the Town Clerk again write to the London and North-Western Railway Co., pressing for some definite information forth- with. Mr. E. A. Hughes said he would like to emphasise the recommendation that the Town Clerk be authorised to write a strong letter to the Railway Company in reference to Flint Station. He would not trouble to speak in support of the resolution, but for the fact that at the committee meeting one or two of the members did not think they ought to write at the present moment in reference to Flint Station and railway and motor facilities. On May 28th, 1912, they received a letter from the Railway Co. con- taining the paragraph :—"As regards the station platform the general manager has agreed to raise this, and the work will be taken in hand as soon as possible." Noth- ing had yet been done. Since then another deputation appointed by the Council had met the company. He felt rather annoyed that they should now receive a short letter from Mr. Turnbull saying that the matter was receiving "careful consideration," after a definite promise two yeats ago. He thought it was high time they had a new station erected in Flint, and not merely the platform raised. He suggested that a deputation be appointed to wait upon the -company without delay. Another matter which had come forward was in connection with motor 'buses. He had the correspond- ence which took place between the town .clerk and the general traffic manager. There appeared to be some dispute as to the first penny stage from Flint toward Mold. It was stated that the first stage wail to be Bryn Coch. No one appeared to know which was the first stage. On the ticket the station marked was Bryn Coch, but when a passenger got on the motor 'bus at the bridge at Bryn Coch he was charged an extra penny, because he had not mount- ed the 'bus at Bryn Coch Cottages—a mat- ter of 200 yards. He moved that a depu- tation be appointed. Mr. J. A. Edwards seconded, and said another thing he would like to draw atten- tion to WM that the company issue*! circu- lar route tourist tickets for other stations 'I but excludid Flint, despite the fact that they advertised Flint Castle in their book- lets. He thought a request should be ma«e by the deputation that Flint be included. Mr. E. A. Hughes: I accept that. Mr. II Powell said there were other tick- ets far more important to Flint people than the circular route tickets, and these were the. tourist tickets. At the present moment if anyone wanted a tourist ticket he had to give two days' notice, as the tickets were issued from Chester and not from Flint. The motion was carried.
THE "HEALTH BUDGET." With regard to the minutes of the Finance Committee, Mr. H. Powell said several matters were under consideration. They were very plea-sed that plans of 10 houses had been passed for erection in the bor- ough. He would like to make a few re- marks on the medical officer's annual re- port, which he looked upon as the annual budget of health, and which, he took it, was far more important than the financial budget (laughter). The report was a very comprehensive one, and should be studied by the Council. The recommendations by the medical officer were very important. With regard to scavenging, the committee had done their utmost to have it carried out systematically, and they were now ask- ing for the co-operation of the burgesses to help them to keep the town in good and clean order. The committee did their duty, but they would fail unless they got the co- operation of every householder. The in- spection of dwellings had been carried on carefully and systematically, without in- flicting any hardship upon owner or tenant. He was pleased to say that during the year 22 houses had been erected, and that this year plans of 20 houses had been passed. With regard to the water supply, he was pleased that a provisional order had been passed, and that they were on the way to getting an abundant supply for the whole of the borough. They were looking to the future with confidence. He was pleased to know that everyone would have good sup- ply of water for drinking and domestic pur- poses—(hear, hear),—and that they would see a bath in every house. (A voice Every- one ?—Yes, in every house in the borough. Mr. E. A. Hughes: On a point of order I beg to differ (laughter). Mr. Powell, proceeding, said the question of workingmen's houses undoubtedly pre- sented difficulty, but owing to private enter- prise in the borough the problem had been mitigated to a great extent. He anticipated that before long—in view of the number of houses put up and the number likely to be put up-the difficulty would be got over.
POOR RATE ESTIMATE. At a meeting of the Finance Committee, held OIl April 29th, Mr. John Williams, as- sistant overseer, attended, and submitted the estimates for the poor-rate for the half year ending Michaelmas, 1914, and it was resolved that the estimate be approved of and a rate of 2s. 8d. in the £ be also ap- proved. Mr. E. A. Hughes said the poor rate es- timate demanded their special attention. The rate required meant an increase of 8d. in the £ over last half year. He was told by the oldest inhabitants in the town that that was the highest rate ever known in the parish of Flint. Still they could not help themselves; they were bound to accept the figures as they were presented. He did not know how far the Board of Guardians or the County Council were responsible for that increase of rate; it was bound to be one or the other. The minutes were adopted.
ELECTORAL DIVISIONS. The Town Clerk (Mr. T. W. Hughes) sta- ted that a communication had been received from the Flintshire County Council with reference to the rearrangement of the elec- toral divisions of the county. Mr. H. Powell said he objected to Rhyl having any more representation, as they had got quite enough. It did not matter what was wanted for the county of Flint—whe- ther it was the improvement of the river Dee or the construction of a light railway in the Holywell district—if there was any- thing to pay Rhyl blocked the way. Mr. E. A. Hughes urged that the Council should ask the County Council for an ad- ditional representative for Flint. The num- ber of burgesses in Flint at the present mo- ment was 1401, and with four seats that would give an average electoral division of 350, which was the average of other elec, toral divisions throughout the whole county. They had been satisfied for 20 years with only three representatives, although the average at that time was only 300 in each division. As the attitude on the County Council at the present moment with regard to the Dee navigation question was for the agricultural portion of the county to flout the industrial sections, he thought it was absolutely necessary that they in Flint should have another representative. He proposed that they support the County Council scheme for re-arranging the divi- sions, and at the same time apply for an- other member for Flint. Mr. Powell seconded and the motion was carried.
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES. A communication had been received from the National Library of Wales appealing for a subscription to the new building. Mr. Powell proposed that it be referred to the Finance Committee. Mr. Newton Hughes seconded, and Mid
John Mitchell's Wonderful Story. He suffered for months but was cured at last by Kimoc Blood Tonic. The story of John Mitchell's suffering and cure reads more like an account of some wonder than a plain, every-day fact; how- ever, every detail is vouched for by Mr. Mitchell's friends and neighbours. 29, Gas Street, Leigh, Lancashire, March 2nd, 1914. I have been unable to work for six years, have walked about with a stick, and the weakness of the muscles of my back and hips made me desperate and my life a misery, until acting upon friendly advice, I visited the Kimoc Medicine Company's Specialist in Market Place, Leigh, and as a result started to take the Kimoc Prepara- tions, and the result after 10 days is that I am in good bodily condition. I can walk easily without my stick and am straight in my carriage. In short, I am a living won- der to all my friends. I am ready to explain my case to anyone, and I can honestly recommend all sufferers to call and see the Kimoc Specialist. If you can be cured at all by the Kimoc Medicines, you will be told so. This is a letter of advice from one who has suffered and is better, and I hope my friends will follow my example and visit the Kimoc Specialist. Signed this 2nd day of March, 1914. (Signed) JOHN MITCHELL. The Kimoc Medicines can be obtained from D. Hughes, Chemist, Mold, and from Ilealy and Bigelow, 27, Colquitt St., Liver. pool.
EMPIRE SUNDAY. A letter was read from Major E. J. H. Williams, commanding the Flint Company of the 5th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, stating that it had been suggested that a church parade be held on Empire Sunday, May 24th, in the Castle grounds, and ask- ing permission to use the Castle grounds. Mr. D. E. Davies, in proposing that per- mission be granted, said that in previous years they had had the church paiade at the church, but that did not give an advan- tage to other denominations. In this case everybody had an opportunity to go to the open-air service. It was a fine place in which to hold it. The motion was seconded and carried.
HOLYWELL RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The fortnightly meeting of the Holywell Rural District Council was held on Friday, when the members present were Mr. E. J. Gaskell (vice-chairman) presiding, Mrs. Johnson Jones, Messrs. Edw. Jones, Wm. Hughes, S. Williams, Edw. Matthews, J. Petrie, Daniel Hughes, Edw. Evans, Peter Evans, T. C. Roberts, W. Williams, Edw. Davies, Capt. J. Tudor Williams, Rev. T. E. Williams, with Mr. P. Harding Roberts (clerk), Mr. W. H. Roberts (assistant clerk)
HOUSING. The report of the Housing Committee was read, in which it was stated that Mr. F. A. Roberts, Mold, had discussed with the committee the question of the houses to be built at Mostyn and Bagillt. It was decided that the plans be completed as soon as pos- sible and submitted to the Local Govern- ment Board.
MOTOR CYCLE TESTS AT CILCEN. The Surveyor stated that complaints were made of motor cycle tests at Cilcen, and the Parish Council were moving the County Council to do away with such tests on Sun- days (hear, hear). Mr. Edw. Davies: There are more dan- gerous places than Cilcen. It was decided to apply for further signs on the Cilcen roads as suggested by the Chairman. In a subsequent discussion on the mat- ter, the Rev. T. E. Williams said something should be done. If it was carried on to the danger of the public, they ought to draw the attention of the police to it. It was mentioned that Mr. J. P. Evans had agreed to give the corner of a field in order to widen the Cilcen road, and sug- gested that the work be done any time after the hay harvest. This was agreed to, and a vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Evans for his offer.
"DISGRACEFUL" HOUSES. Some 16 houses in the Mold district were described by the Inspector as disgraceful, and a long ILst of defects was given. It was decided to serve notice at once upon the owner of the property.
Children Who "Escape School." Complaint at Holywell District Education Sub-Committee. A SPECIAL INQUIRY. The monthly meeting of the Holywell District Education Sub-Committee was held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Flint, on Monday afternoon, when there were present:—Mr. Trevor Eyton (chairman), Rev. Dr. Oliver, Rev. Canon Jennings, Messrs. J. W. M. Evans, J. Ll. Price, Jos. Jones, and H. A. Cope, and Dr. J. Humphrey Williams, with Mr. J. B. Evans, Director of Education. The Chairman said he was unavoidably absent from the last meeting when they kindly appointed him chairman of the com- mittee. He was pleased to take that op- portunity of thanking the committee for doing so. He hoped to have the support of the members of the committee to carry on the business in an amicable and expeditious way, as had been their practice in the pafit.
ATTENDANCE DOWN. The Director of Education reported that the percentage of attendance for the past month had not been so good as for the pre- vious month—85.0 as against 85,1, over 5 years the percentage was 87, under 5 years 67. Taking the average attendance there was a slight decrease. In Flint district a decrease of 1.0 and in Holywell of 2.0; the Whitford-Caerwys district showed an in- crease of 2.0. Epidemic sickness was pass- ing away.
THE ATTENDANCE OFFICERS' REPORTS. Mr. W. M. Jones reported that in the Flint district the attendance was improv- ing. One hundred warnings sent out to parents had had effect. In the Holywell district, Mr. Llew Jones reported, the attendance dropped before the Easter holidays, but had been better since the re-opening. Greenfield Council School, which had been closed owing to some ca6es of scarlet fever, was now open. Mr. J. Roberts reported the attendance had been good in the Whitford-Caerwys die trict, with the exception of the week pre- ceding the Easter holidays. In reply to a question, he stated that Caerwy6 School wa6 improving. There were 207 on the books, and on the day of his visit there were only five absent.
UNREGISTERED CHILDREN? The Rev. Dr. Oliver said a statement had been made that there were a number of children not on any register in the school district. He should like the Attendance officers to inquire into the correctness of the statement. The officers said they were not aware of any children not on the registers. It was suggested that the Director of Education ascertain what were the mem- bers in other counties, so that a compari- son may be made. Dr. J. H. Williams said it would be al- most impossible to get the information; it would be difficult to draw a comparison, unless the schools were under the same conditions. Flintshire was becoming a very industrial county, with a comparatively young population, especially in the more populous districts; therefore, the propor- tion of children attending school ought to be very high. He called attention to it, and thought it would be interesting to know what number of scholars there were on the books four or five years ago, and what were the numbers now. They could then make a comparison as to the numbers attending school then and the number now in propor- tion to the population. He saw 60 many children running about the streets and so many parents ready to say that So-and-eo'e child never went to school. Mr. Lloyd Price; Is it a fact they don't attend, or is it merely an excuse? Dr. Humphrey Williams: I only give you the statement as I have had it. Dr. Humphry Williams: It is a disgrace to see so many running about the streets. He asked the reason why, but did not get the answer. The attendance was only 85 for the county and should be higher. The Director said attendance had been lower, but it was due to considerable sick- ness. Things were now improving, and there was no reason why it should not go up again. Mr. Lloyd Price: Are you satisfied? Dr. Williams: No. I am sorry Mr. Lloyd j Price is so satisfied. Mr. Lloyd-Price: I am. Canon Jennings: Do you speak of the district or the county? The Director: Attendance in general over the whole county. Dr. J. H. Williams: With one of the best months we have ever had, no rain whatever, the attendance has been had. Mr. Lloyd-Price: If you find fault, you should also find the remedy; make sugges- tion as well as criticism. The Chairman: The only suggestion is that the attendance officers make a special feature. Rev. Dr. Oliver: I move that it be done. Canon Jennings: 16 it suggested that some children are escaping school entirely? Mr. Lloyd-Price: Yes. Canon Jennings: I doubt it. Mr. J. W. M. Evans seconded the pro- position, which was carried.
THREE LEGGED CHICKEN. Police Constable Clark, of South Shields, has a hen which has had a brood of chick- ens one of which has three legs.
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MYSTERIOUS STOMACH TROUBLES. PRINCIPAL CAUSE REVEALED. A great deal of mystery is made about stomach troubles, and many people go in constant dread of life-long incapacity or the horrors of the operating table just because they experience pain in the region of the stomach for which they cannot account. In- stead of looking for the cause of the trouble they seem only too ready to describe them- selves as "martyrs to indigestion" or "chronic dyspeptics." Excessive acidity is said to be the direct cause of more than 90 per cent. of all sto- mach trouble, and, according to many emi- nent physicians, the occasional use of a reliable antacid, such as half-a-teaspoonful of pure bisurated magnesia in a little water after meals, will do more towards righting stomach derangements than all the patent foods and medicines ever invented, because this gets at the root of the trouble-Btop6 fermentation, of the food contents, and neu- tralises the acids which otherwise would irritate and inflame the stomach.
Presentation to Colonel Wynne Edwards. TRIBUTE TO PUBLIC SERVICES. At Ruthin Castle, the historic and pic- turesque residence of the Lord-Lieutenant of Denbighshire (Colonel Cornwallis West) and Mrs. West, on Saturday afternoon, Col- onel T. A. Wynne Edwards was presented with an illuminated address and purse of gold as a mark of appreciation of his valu- able services to the county on public bodies and also as a Volunteer and Territorial offi- cer. The presentation was made at an impor- tant social function, to which the subscrib- ers of the fund were invited. In addition to the host and hostess there were present: H.R.H. the Princess of Pless, her Grace the Duchess of Westminster, Lord and Lady Trevor, Sir T. S. Cowans, K.C.B., M.V.O. (Quartermaster-General to the Forces), Gen. Lindley (commanding Welsh Division Terri- torial Force), General Sir Savage Mostyn and Lady Mostyn, Colonel Mellor (chairman of the Denbighshire Territorial Force As- sociation), Prince Potenziani, Lady Olivia Fitzpatrick, Mr. Gordon Leith, Madame Del Valli, Lady Mostyn, Lord and Lady Trevor, the Bishop of St. Asaph, Mr. Marconi, the Hon. alary and Mrs. Maclaren, the Hon. Mr-. Wynne,, of Rhug, Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. Char- les Williams, General and Mrs, Mac- kinnon, Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. Heat- on, Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. Mellor, Colonel Ward, Major Keene, Major and Mrs. Birch, Colonel and Mrs. Williams Wynne, the Warden of Ruthin, and others. Colonel Cornwallis West, in making the presentation, paid a warm tribute to the services rendered by Colonel Edwards. It should be generally known, he thought, that Colonel Wynne Edwards joined the 1st Bat- talion Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1882, and took over the command of the company in 1886. He was present at the Jubilee Re- View in 1887, and commanded a company at the Queen's Jubilee in lb97, and at the Coronation of King Edward VII., when he commanded the whole of the Volunteer con- tingents of the Western Command. Even- tually he took supreme command of the 4th Battalion R.W.F., and brought it up to such a strength and efficiency that it was second to none in the United Kingdom (ap- plause). In his retirement he wished him long life and happiness to discharge the duties of a county gentleman.
THE ADDRESS. The address, which was beautifully illu- minated by Mr. Helsby, of Denbigh, read as follows:—"Presented to Colonel T. A Wynne Edwards, V.D., by friends and well- wishers in Denbighshire and eletiwhere, as a token of their high apreciation of the val- uable services rendered by him to his coun- ty as a public man and as a Volunteer and Territorial Officer. It is warmly recognised oil all sides that during a lifetime spent in his native county Colonel Wynne Edwards has thrown himself energetically and whole- heartedly into its public life and into every- thing that concerns its welfare. In parti- cular he has earned the gratitude of all for the years of strenuous and successful work he has devoted to the Volunteer and Territorial Forces in the county of Denbigh. lie has brought the battalion to a strength and state of efficiency which is excelled by none in the kingdom, and the Army Council recognised the value of his services by ap- pointing him a member of the Territorial Force Advisory Council. In presenting this address and the accompanying purse, the subscribers wish to convey their earnest hope that he may long be spared to exer- cise his invaluable influence in furthering the well-being of his county and the Princi- pality." General Sir H. Mackinnon, General Lind- ley, and Colonel Mellor offered their con- gratulations. Tho Bishop of St. Asaph, in the course of a short address, said tRat sometimes he thought that the younger generation did not serve their country as faithfully as their predeeesors, but whilst they had such men as Colonel Wynne Edwards they need not despair for the welfare of their country or Empire (applause) Colonel Wynne Edwards returned thanks in a few appropriate remarks, and said that he felt that he had received the greatest honour any man could desire, and that was that his services to the public and the Ter- ritorial Association had been appreciated by his own countrymen. On the motion of General Sir H. Mac- kinnon, a cordial vote of thanks was ac- corded Colonel Cornwallis-West for presi- ding- During the afternoon, songs were given by the Princess of Pless, the Duchess of Westminster, *nd Madame Del Valli
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Holywell Board of I Guardians. Recovery of Connah's Quay Relief Loans. ELECTORAL CHANGES. Protest Against Increase of Rhyl's Representation. At the meeting of the Holywell Board of Guardians on Friday, there were present: Mr. Jas. Prince (chairman), Mr. J. Petrie (vice-chairman), Mrs. Johnson Jones, Mrs. R. Jones, Mrs. Batters, Mrs. Williams, Miss Evans, Miss White, Rev. Dr. Oliver, Rev. T. E. Williams, Capt. J. T. Williams, Messrs. J. Roberts, E. Matthews, Wm. Wil- liams, S. Williams, W. H. Lloyd, Edward Jones, H. Powell.
THE HOUSE. The number of inmates in the house last board day was 184; admitted since, 28; born, 2; discharged, 14; died, 2; number remaining, 198, being 13 more than for the corresponding period last year. During the fortnight 85 vagrants were relieved. Several men were admitted to the house from the casual wards owing to illness.
HOUSE TELEPHONE. The Master submitted the terms received for telephone from the front hall of the house to the call office, Holywell, and from the hall to his office, namely, Y.6 and El 16s respectively. The terms were accepted.
BOOKS AND TEXTS FOR THE COTTAGE HOME. The Master reported that a large box of well bound and excellent books and beau- tifully-designed Scriptural texts had been received from Mrs. Dawson, Llandudno, through Mrs. Johnson Jones. Mrs. Daw- son, the Master explained, was the widow of Mr. John Dawson, of Gronant, for many years a member of the Board of Guardians. Mr. J. Petrie said he had looked over the books, and thought no more valuable con- itribtitioil could be made than those excel- lent books. The Board owed a debt of gra- titude to Mrs. Dawson for her excellent pre- sentation. The Cottage Home would look something like home when the cleaning and painting had been carried out and the pic- tures and texts hung. Rev. Dr. Oliver seconded the proposition. Mr. Petrie, supporting, said they had sometimes to complain of the Press, but on this occasion it was through the Press that they had now received the gift of books and cards. Mr. Powell did not think a more suitable present could be made. Books and cards would make indelible impressions upon the minds of the children. He felt very grate- ful to the lady for her generosity, and to Mrs. Johnson Jones for the interest she had taken in the matter. Rev. Dr. Oliver thought the Board might provide shelves for the books. He was sure there were people who would be pleased to assist such a library. It was suggested that the books be stamp- ed. The Master said he had an embossing stamp "Lluesty." Mrs. Batters thought the books ought to be marked "Cottage Home," not "Lluestv." Mr. Powell: They are one and the same. Mrs. Batters: No, no; quite distinct and separate. Mr. Powell: There would be no Cottage Home but for Lluesty. Mrs. Batters: No matter; there is the Cottage Home and that is the title of it. The proposition of thanks was passed unanimously.
FINANCIAL. The financial statement showed a balance in hand of £ 789 5s. cheques required for iZ58 4s. 4d. balance remaining, A:451 18s. 8d.
THE COST OF DRUGS AND BANDAGES. The Board having desired from Dr. J. 0. Jones, medical officer of the Workhouse, an explanation of the increase of expenses for drugs, etc., as compared with last year, a statement was enbmitted showing that the items included C42 19s. Id. for necessaries for the sick wards, chiefly bandaging, dres- sings, etc., and £28 18s. lid. for drugs. The drugs used were not excessive, considering the number of patients, and the good stock of drugs in hand. Mr. J. Petrie said he raised the whole question, and he now proposed that the ex- planation be accepted. It seemed a large amount for bandages and such like. The Chairman: There are many here who require a great quantity of bandaging. Rev. Dr. Oliver seconded, and the motion was carried. Rev. T. E. Williams thought it was hardly fair to tackle one official and ask for ex- planations. They might compare one with another. The cost of in-maintenance had doubled, but they did not ask for an ex- planation. The Chairman: The Local Government Board is to be blamed for that—the new dietary table and other things increase the cost. I Rev. T. E. Williams There are the books, stationery, etc., which appear to have gone up. The Clerk said with reference to station- ery there were 25 to 30 books and forms re- quired for the new Poor Law Institution or- ders. Mr. J. Petrie: I said these orders are one of the best things for the paper trade.
THE COTTAGE HOME CONTRACT. The Board, in accepting a tender for the painting of the Cottage Home, enquired if it was intended to use genuine white lead and oils. Mr. W. A. Richards, whose ten- der, being the loTvest, was provisionally ac- cepted, replied that he guaranteed the genuineness of all paints and oils used by him. The acceptance of the tender was confirmed.
ELECTRIC LIGHTING. It was repoited that Messrs. E. M. Evans and Co., electrical engineers, Manchester, agreed to the acceptance of their tender for electric installation at the New Infirmary at £ 712. The acceptance of the contract was accordingly confirmed.
COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTORAL CHANGES. Intimation was received from the County Council of certain changes proposed to be made in the electoral divisions of the county of Flint—that the representation of Rhyl be increased by one member; that one member be allocated to Prestatyn, and one member to Meliden and Dyserth, and that Saltney and Queensferry be divided into four divisions. Exception was taken to the increase of members for Rhyl division, and it was re- marked that Rhyl would have a County Council of its own. Mr. W. H. Lloyd There are far too many members for Rhyl already. Mr. H. Powell said Rhyl would take all they could get. Mr. T. C. Roberts proposed that the Guardians protest against the increase of representation for Rhyl. Mr H. Powell seconded the proposition, and added that Rhyl members blocked every motion. The Clerk: The County Council asks for your approval of the changes. Mr. Powell: I take it we can formally protest—it may have some effect. The proposition was carried.
NATIONAL MEMORIAL AND TUBER- CULOSIS. J The Clerk said as a result of the repre- sentations made some time back to the Na- tional Memorial Committee as to the treat' ment of tuberculosis patients, a communies- tion had now been received notifying wha was being done as a result of the Shrews' bury Conference, in reference to dispensary and sanatoria treatment, and referring aJøO to the Hobhouse grant.
THE FLAG. Miss Evans asked that the Guardians al- low the flag to be hoisted oil the 24th iilrt.- Empire Day-as in previous years. The application was granted.
UNPAID STRIKE RELIEF. The representative guardians of Coiiiiall Quay having considered the cases in whick relief grant-ed during the coal strike had not been refunded, reported that out of 120 cases, 55 were hopeless—some of the recipi- ents were dead, others had left the district, and some were still too poor and unable to pay. They recommended that £ 46 9s. 8d. be excused. There were 65 cases which ought to be dealt with and the recipients of the relief made to pay, unless they could prove their inability to do so. Mr. Petrie proposed that the report and recommendation be adopted, and that the Board act upon the suggestions made; that steps be taken by test cases to recover the amount due, and that it be left to the dis- cretion of the Clerk as to what proceeding" be instituted. Mrs. Batters seconded the proposition* which was carried. «
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Flint Town Council and 4 Railway Facilities. Another Deputation to Interview the Company. RAISED PLATFORM OR A NEW STATION? Appointment of Surveyor and Rate Collector. HOUSING IN THE BOROUGH. Private Enterprise Mitigating the Problem." The monthly meeting of the FlinL Town Council was held on Monday evening, the .Mayor (Major C. E. Dyson) presiding.
RATE COLLECTOR APPOINTED. At a meeting of the same committee, it -was decided that the vacancy in the office of rate collector be advertised. Mr E. A. Hughes said the Finance Com- mittee had met that night and had decided to appoint Mr. John Calvin Hughes as rate collector for the borough of Flint. He had pleasure in making that proposition on be- half of the borough. Mr. C. Barber seconded the motion, and it was carried unanimously.
Tim FREE LIBRARY. Mr. Powell submitted the report of the Library Committee for the past month. He said the number of volumes issued from the lending department was 526 and from the reference department 42. That was credi- table, because it showed an increase of in- terest on the part of the public. Mr. John Williams and Mr. David Morris had been appointed visitors for the ensuing month. The Committee had made a number of ad- ditions to the library, including up-to-date books for students. He was pleased to say that although those books had only been in circulation a few days they had already been taken out and appreciated.
DANGERS OF BONTNEWYDD. The Chairman, referring to the Cilcen roads, spoke of the dangerous turnings at Bontnewydd, and mentioned that the pre- vious Sunday two persons were found in- sensible on the road. They had met with an accident, and one of them remained un- conscious for five days. He considered that further signs were required.
FOR AND AGAINST TAR SPRAYING. A petition was received from Caerwys for the tar spraying of Waler-street, owing to the quantity of dust, which the petitioners stated was a detriment to health and clean- liness. Mr. E. Mathews said he was opposed to it-not to do away with tar spraying, but to have it done better. Roads and streets were not safe for traffic. He never heard of horses being steeled for travelling roads in the summer months, but something would have to be done to keep horses on their feet. It was ultimately decided not to tar spray the place applied for.
that he thought it worthy of consideration. Mr. J. A. Edwards proposed that the communication be allowed to lie on the table. He said that they derived no bene- fit from the National Library. The Mayor: Somebody must derive bene- fit. Mr. Howarth seconded the amendment. The amendment was defeated, only four members voting for it, and the original proposition was carried.