RUTHIN. Y- st Oilier Ruthin News will be found p oi another Page.
Ruthin Rural District Council. The monthly meeting of the Ruthin Karul District Council was held on Mon- o)-iy, wb?n there were present:—Messrs Owen AV-t liains (chairman), R H Pugb, Henry Wiiiiucns, J R Lloyd, J Evans < Llano*, dr), Lewis Jones, John Evans t Llangyuhiifdl), G R Edwards, D Owen, iiobfrt Jones (Llanarmon), William Owen, Ji- Lloyd Williams, William Davies, Maredith Jones; with the clerk (Mr R Humphreys iioberts), and the surveyors ( Ues rs Ebenezer Evans and William Jjnes). THE HEALTH OF THE DISTRICT. The Medical Officer (Dr T 0 Jones) reported that eleven deaths had been noti- ti d during the month-six males and five 1 itiinales—t'iving an annual rate of 15-7 ¡I-ar 1,000. Six of the deaths were of ] e. so-as over G;J years of age, and one in an luUnt. The number of births registered wos exceptionally high, namely 21-ten In des and eleven females-an annual rate or 29-4. WAEN fNANTGLYN) WATER SUPPLY. The Medical Officer called attention to the unsatisfactory condition of the water supply at Waen (Nantglyn). The in- habitants were de-zirous of obtaining a batter supply, and as the cost of such a f-upply from I he Asylum main would only be about £ (Y) lie hoped an arrangement would so)u be nude to remedy the present state of things. The Inspector (Mr Ebenezer Evans) said the difficulty at present was that the property ownets objected to the expense unless they could meet it by the payment or instalments. About twelve owners were c jncerned. The Clerk said the Counc] had the power to carry out the work and debit the district concerned to the amount of X60, to be repaid in two or three instalments. This course was adopted in regard to the Wa-n and Geinas supply. Aberwheeler. Mr Pugli proposed that the course suggested by the Clerk should be adopted. Mr J R LLyd seconded, and it was carried. CROSS KEYS ROAD, LLANGWYFAN. A short discussion arose on an offer made by Mr G B Behrens, Fron Iw, ia regard to the above road, namely, that tne Council should supply 400 loads of macadam on condition that Mr Behrens poiyS £ 30 and steam rolls the road, also doing the haulage, which was accepted. LLANDYRSOG AND LLANGYN- HAFAL WATER SUPPLY. The Cleik submitted an exhaustive report of a committee which had under c msideration the Llandyrnog and Llan- gynliafal water supply scheme. The Council bad originally decided to apply for amotion to barrow X5,100 for carrying out a scheme, and it was subsequently resolved t > ask for sanction to borrow an additional £.jO to buy out an easement on the Berth • state. A letter was received from the Local Government Board staging- that t> fore deciding upon the application the Board would direct the holding of a local inquiry to take phca as soon as the other t,filtlagements of the inspector would a.imit, and of which due notice would be I Yen. Tha Local Government Board al-jo transmitted a letter from the overseers of L iiagwyfan parish protesting against the l i-oposed expenditure on the ground that ready all the large farms in the parish had already a perfect supply of water and for ucfier reasons. The committee's report ent on to state that the amount of the proposed expenditure, as far as the common >» nefit fund was concerned, came to £ 1,713, distributed between the parishes as t ).,lows :-Ltaudyrnog, X823 Llan- ;yfan, £ 2^7 Llangynhafal, £ 424 and J-lanychan, £ 239. The special works connected with each parish was estimated a' X3,441 16 lOd, divided thus :—Llan- "yrnog, £ 861 4 2d; Llangwyfan, X537 17s Id Llangynhafal, £ 1,367 3s 7d find Llanyclian, X655 12s 0d the whole making a g-and total of £5,154 16s 10d. The Chairman asked whether any member as ready to move the confirmation of the report. Mr D Owen suggested that the L.G.B. should be requested to postpone the inquiry, as Llandyrnog and Llangynbafal htd no opportunity of considering the detailed expenditure. Mr William Owen said he was present at the Llandyrnog parish meetiug, when oi ly one person declared that a water supply was needed. Mr D Owen said the parishioners were q lite in the dark as to how the expenditure was to be distributed between the different I,uishes and could hardly pass an opinion uti the matter. The Clerk said the distribution was made strictly in aoco dance with the rateable value of each parish. There would be plenty of time between this and t lie inquiry for each parish to go into the li ,ures, and if it was thought that LIan- dyrnog and Llangwyfeo were unjustly treated in this connectiun it would be well t jc utioin to examine the figures. Air D Owen believed that the parishes ruoied would be uniastiy treated if the li ures now put forward were finally ajprored of. Mr W Owen asked which parish in the d;S*rict was in favour of the scheme. Ttip. Chairman That has already been passed, and we have nothing to do with it to-day. The Clerk remarked that the proposed inquiry would afford every parish and )«idividuil interested an opportunity to i,late their views on the matter. The (I "Ition bad been before the authority for • iO years, and the L G.B. had at hat insisted upon a schema being carried out, nil the question row was, whether it w tu!d be cheaper for the Local Gover,i rapnt BJlird to do so, or the Rural District ouncil. -%I,, J Evan- (LUnbedr) said the o)em-- now put forwhrd was a very lar e ani onf, and he w',u!d like t' know wither ir. was not possible to & opt c I tunliftr scheme. There %vas no i« .1 o: I laying down miles of pipes, when there was plenty of water just above Llandyrnog. The Chairman I must call you to order, Mr Evans. We have already passed the scheme and it cannot be with- drawn. It was then decided by a majority to sanction the borrowing of the additional £50, for the purchase of the easement on the Berth estate. The question of adopting the division of the expense between the parishes was then c n3idered. Mr J R Lloyd believed that the distri- bution should fall equally on each parish. A sum would be required annually to make up the deficiency of the amount received in water rents, and this had been appor- tioned as follows :—Llandyrnog, 3d in the -V Llangwyfan, 5td: Llangynhafal, 7d and Llanychan, 4d. This should not be so, as each parish should pay equally towards the deficiency. The Clerk said that the general ex- penses for the reservoir, the main, &c., J61,713, fell equally on the parishes. Mr J R Lloyd asked why should one parish be made to suffer more than another when the scheme was intended to benefit all alike. He again repeated a remark pteviously made that when the Pariah Council (Llandyrnog) met nothing was known of the proposed distribution of tha expense. The Clerk explained that the Local Government Board, on receipt of the plan3, &c., had asked for the details of the propcsed common expenditure and its dis- tributicn as between thj parishes. The £ 1,713 was accordingly divided by the engineer according to the rateable value. Mr D Owen moved that the report of the committee should remain unconfirmed pending the public inquiry. The water committee of the Council should have let the parishes know more about the matter. The Clerk: What .could you know more ? The Local Government Board asked what the common expenses would amount to, and what wouH be its distri- bution between the parishes. He gave the sum of A:1,713 as the amounts and divided it according to the rateable value. What more than that could you wish ? The Chairman said he believed that the distribution in question was quite fair. The Clerk It is exactly the same as the poor rate. All the parishes have to pay equally to that, even if some of them have no paupers. Mr J R Lloyd This question is quite different to it. People will have to pay towards this scheme who will derive no benefit from it. The Clerk And it is so in regard to the poor rate. Mr W Owen said the largest ratepayers in Llangynhafal d;d not want the scheme, and in Llangwyfan even there were only two or three small places in want of it. The Clerk said all these questions could be raised at the inquiry. It there was no c sll for water then there would be the end of it possibly, but the Local Government Board had compelled the District Council to submit a scheme. Mr G R Edwards suggested that the whole matter be left open until the inquiry. This suggestion was agreed to, auet the report left Unconfirraed.
4:=- Ruthin Board of Guardians. The usual fortnightly meeting was held on Monday, Mr R H Pagh presiding. In addition with the members of the Roral District Council, the following were also present :-Rev E Stephens, Messrs William Jones (Glasfryn), William Ellis and J Jenkins, with the clerk (Mr R Humphreys Roberts), the master (Mr J E Roberts), and the relieving officers (Messrs H A Jones and G 0 Morris). THE HOUSE. The Master reported that the number of inmates in the House was 85, the same number as the corresponding period last year. Vagrants relieved duriug the past fortnight amounted to 187, a de- crease of 53. A bundle of illustrated papers for the use of the inmates, had been received from Drs Fiih and Calvert, Llanbedr Hall, to wh.)ra vote ot thanks was passed. Other routine business was transacted.
The Railway Time Table. ALTERATIONS FOR JULY. The summer alterations in the train service come into force next Thursday, and, as our time table for June holds good for the c irrent week, we give the lollowing particulars for our readers' in- formation :— With one important exception, the trains from Chester to Denbigh remain as they are. The exception is a new train which leaves Chester at 7.30 p.m., calling at all statio os to Mold, but only stopping afterwards under certain circumstances. Tnis train arrives iu Denbigh at 8.31 p.1I1 and goes on to Ruthin, where it arrives at 9.1 p.m. The only alterations In the trains from Denbigh to Chester are that the 8.28 a.m. will start at 8.25 a.m. the 11.30 a.m. at 11.35 a.m., and the 2.15 p.m. at 2.10 p.m. The following alterations are mide in the trains from Denbigh to Rutbin The present 2 10 p.m. will leave at 2.15 p.m. the 8.10 p.m. will start at b.45 p.m., and a late train on Thurs- days and Saturdays will leave at 11.13 p.m. From Ruthia tn Denbigh, the altera- tions are :—The present 5.25 p.m. will leav-3 at 5.15 p.m., and will not call at either Rhewl or Llaijirhaiadr. THe two last trains will start at 8.20 and 9.20 p.m. respectively, iustead of 8.10 p.m. only, as at present. The service to and from Rhyl is totally re-arranged and strengthened. Trains for Rbyl leave Denbigh as follows (UW,( 8.10, 9.53, and 11.40 a.m. 2.13, 3.50. 5.0, 5.40 7.30, and 8.45 p.m. Trains will lenve Rhyl for Denbigh at 7.28, 3.30, ami ll.lo a.m. 1.20, 3 35, 4.2U, 5.0, 6.25, 8.15, and 10.35 p.m.
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DENBIGH. Denbigh Borough Police Court. FRIDAY.-Before the Mayor (Alderman James Hughes), Messrs C Cottom, and William Parry. A LUNACY ORDER. Mr Charles Giimsley, clerk to the Asaph Union, made an application re Edward Charles Lewis, now an inmate of the Asylum. The application was that an order should be made on the Wandsworth Union, where he had a settlement, t(\ provide for his future maintenance and to pay X13 costs incurred by the S Asaph Union respecting him. Evidence having been given, the Bene* granted the order. MAINTENANCE ORDER. Mr Grimsley applied for a maintenance (4 order against Hugh Jones, 75, Hpullan- stieet, Denbigh, respecting his mother, Susannah Jones, who was in receipt of 2* 6d per week out-relief. The Guardians thought that he should contribute Is 6 J per week, as he was earning between 24s and 25s per week. The application was granted. LICENSING. The licence of the Llindir Inn, Henllan, was finally tranferred from David Tnomas to John Williams.— Mr E A Jones (from Mr A 0 Evans's office) appeared for the applicant. Mr E A Jones also appeared for Mrs D'Alton, of the Britannia Inn, Denbigh, and asked for the renewal of the licence in succession to her late -nusband.-The ap- plication was granted. THE EAGLES INN. The Magistrates' Clerk read a notice stating that the Licensing Committee, which met recently at Colwyn Biy, had refused the renewal of the Eagles Inn, Denbigh, and referred it for compensation. POACHING. Edward Roberts and Thomas Roberts, Henllan-street and Factory-place, res- pectively, were summoned for being in possession of seveD rabbits and a net on the 11th inst., on the highway between Denbigh and Henllan. Thomas Roberts plpaded guilty on his own bebaIL-P.C. Lewis, Henllan, proved the cA-se and said he found him at 4.20 a.m.—Fined 103 and costs. The absent defendant was similarly dealt with. OBSCENE LANGUAGE: A SMART PENALTY. Anne Gilmore was charged with having I uged obscene language on the 1Ath inst. in Henllan-street. P.C. Hughes, who proved the cise, said cumplaints were made daily about this de- fendant. Supt Woollam ssid the defendant and her husband were continual y quarrelling, and they weie a disgrace to me town. The Mayor said that the Bench thought it was disgraceful that a mirried woman should use such language, and they in- tended putting a stop to it, and she would be fined 10s and 7s Gel costs. THE DRINK. William Dodd, labourer, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in Henllan- street on the 12th inst. P.C. Rogers proved the case, and said the language defendant used was the worst he ever heard. Defendant was one of the worst for carrying drink to the urinals. The Mayor said they were determined to stop the use (f br1 language, and prisoner was Sjnt to gaol for 14 days' hard labour. William Roberts, timber hauler, Henllan-street, was summoned for a similar offence on the 12th inst." P.C. Hughes proved the case. Defendant admitted being drunk, but not disorderly. Fined 53 and costs. Edwin Hughes, HenlUn-street, was summoned for being druuk and disorderly, and for violent conduct in September bar last. Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. BAD LANGUAGE. Ellen Jones, spinster, Henllan-street, was charged with using bid language in Henllan-street on the l:Gh inst. P.C. Rogers proved the case. Fined 5s and costs. The case of the theft of £7 1 Js was reported in list week's Free PreJs
Visit of the Unionist Van. The West Dnbiglhbire Conservative Association Unionist Van' has been making a tour, calling at all the towns and villages in the diatrjet. On Monday even- iog the van paid a visit to Denbigh, and was stationed in front of the Town H,slig facing High-aCreet. There wan a large gathering, and Mr Oswald Emlyn, of lihyl, who is in charge ot the van, delivered an inscrucive aiidresa on Tariff Reform and ita relation to auemoloymKnt. He explained how foreign goods were im- ported into this country without auy tax placed upon them whatsoever, whilst goods exported from England aud imported into foreign countries were highly tax^d. Ho gave an instance of a slate quarry in North Wales being unable to manufacture slates and send them to a town only live mileM distant as cheap as a French firlu could send them frum Frauce, ior the reason btiac- I the latter was allowed to semi aooda iuto I England without taxation. Could the Britiaher compete against thia ? No Then it was time something was dune to give the British subjeec an equal chance wicn hit foreign rivai, and the only way to do this would be to adopt the policy of the liigbt lion J Chamberlain and go in for Tariff Retoroa, so as to place England on tne same footing as foreign countries. The able- boc.ied men seen at street corners in every town one via ited-anew ploy ed aud unable to obtain work-uutubered hundreds of thousands. This again was because of the unfair foreign competition. The English firms could not sell their goods as cheaply as the foreigners, and consequently had to dismiss a nu fiber of workmen, thereby leaving families to allmotit t!tat\ e. Tnis could not go on muoh linKer, and the sooner the better a change was made, which would give employment to the working uian. In Aaatralia the money lor old age pensions was found by taxing all foreign goods iinpurted into that Colony. Why could not England follow the example ct i-w sons and daughters across the sta*, .,hose land was in a pio perous condition, nd take a step which would lead to the extremely large number of men unemployed obtaining employment again, and theieby find a means of obtaining money to counter- balance that which was expended in old age pensions ? The question of unemploy- ment Is the most serious social question of the day, and any political party which can bring forward any measure which will tend to relieve this vital problem; well, it certainly deserves the consideration of every elector throughout the length and breadth of the country. We are sending away, year after year, millions of money to foreign nations for manufactured goods which we can make ourselves, and we will have to le-rn that every million apent abroad simply means providing work lof foreigners instead of onr own people. Snail we never learn the bitter lesson that to spend our wealth oa foreign industries is to crush out our own and to kill our own industries is to throw teus of thousands out of work and to impoverish the whole nation ? We live upon each other, and the more we can enoonrmge our home employ- ment the greater becomes our spending power, with its attendant general pros- pe-ity. If we are determined to provide work for that vast array of unemployed we inu-tfc give up that which by a falsehood is called Free Trade,' and substitute for it a new code of sensible, practical fiscal laws, whereander our people may have the same fair chance of carrying on their own industries to their own profit and advan- tage as is enjoyed by the people or every civilized nation in the world save our own. We must boldly and determinedly deolare ttiat our own people shall be employed In making practically all the goods that we require for own consumption and export, and that if oar present fiscal system does' not al!ow of this, it must be altered and amended to an extent that will enable as to do all tllat we require, and out of the misery, poverty, and distress which now prevails throughout the length and breadth of the country there will arise an atmos- phere of peace, prosperity, and content. The address was listened to very atten- tively. Mr Emlyn then asked if anyone present would like to ask him a question. After a long pause no one challenged him, and owing to a sharp downpour of rain the meetirg was terminated. On Tuesday evening the van was at Llanrhaiadr, and at 7.30 a large number had congregated round to hear the argu- ments of the lecturer. Mr Ernlyn spoke very powerfully, and at the conclusion of the meeting the bearers were greatly en- lightened upon the question of Tariff Reform.
Newcombe's Denbigh* THE CASTLE TEAT WAS NEVER COMPLETED. In a previous article we traced the course of the walls of the ancient town, Speed's map of 1596, aud the Rev R churd Newc. mbe's deccrip.ion assisting us very materially the object of the present paper is to give some account oi th- mighty Castle built by Henry d" L cy, Earl of Lincoln, on the site of a fo tner torcress erected by some British P.ince, and last in the possession of Davil up Griffith, brother of the great LLwtly.i. It is p rmissible to think that wneu David ap Griffith (who in his day bad been a double-dealer, faithless to both his compatriots and the children of the coilud serpent-the on-coming Saxons) paid the poualty of his perfidy, gome successor, dnwiug his mantle around him, would call upon heaven and earth and all that in them is, to curse the Norman who should daie to sit in David's seat. And it is permissible to think that those who lived to see or hear of the dreadful tragedy which happened within the proudly rising stronghold, and put an end to the building until it had been completed, would call to mind the datk words of the Son of Prophecy and Song. The Lordship of Denbigh and its Castle was granted to Henry de Lacy. Earl of Lincoln. He was the son of Edmund Lacy, and grandson of John Lacy, Lord of Halton and Pontefract, and Constable of Chester. Henry married Margaret, sole heiress of the Earl of Salisbury, and had two sons and one daughter. His sons were named Edmund and John, and sin- gularly enough they both died YOUDg. ludced, the whole Castle, crowning the hill, was about nearing completion when one day Edmund, the eldest, fell into a well inside the Castle (the vestige of which is still shown not far from the entrance), and was drowned before the horror-stricken gaze ol.it is presumable—his mother and brother. The Earl was away. On his return the tragic news was broke to him. He immediately departed from the Castle, and never returned to it, and the fortress w,s never completed. Soon afterwards his other son died, so that the Bard's curse (assuming, of course, such a curse was uctered) was fulfilled Perhaps Mr S T Miller or the Borough Archivist will be able to throw more light on this sad tragedy. Meanwhile, with the help of the authori- ties previously quoted, we may form an nccurate idea of the work of Henry do Lficy as it existed in its proudest days. 41 The area of the Castle courtyard," says Newcome, is an irregular curved space, equal to about 80 yards square. Its entrance faces the north, consisting of a magnificent arch, over which is an orua- mental >• quarts niche, containing the effigies of the founder sitting in his roues of state. Thit- portal was fl inked by two octagonal toward, one of which alone remains, con- taining similar shaped rooms below, aud sta.it c..e9 with apartments above. The ground floor of the right-hand tower, tra- dition c dls t e kitchen. Un dealing the archway we enter another octagonal room, which selriis to fill up the space in front aud between the two towers. I n Speed's print this rip-.ee i4etma to he t coupied by It breastwork of four aides, lounecting the towers and projecting into the court. It appears to bd merely a imked wall, though an inspection of the ruins leads us t-, suppose it is this room jnst mentioned which was nor carried to tbe height of fhe towers. If st), it is that part which Pnnallt says, on the word of Leland, was never finished, owing to the departure of the founder on the sad catastrophe of his son. These entrance towers constituted the donj >n, or keep, the residence of the loid of the Castle. U uder these towers sp-tcious vaults would p-obibly te dhcovered which were used for prisc)ne-. The mark of the fatal well appears at no great distance within the c )urt. Not mauy yards from tha right-haud entrance tower, and in th o >rn«r of the Castle area, was a large -quarf) tower, now entirely erased. A few yards to the left of the entrance, in the fiat w-11, is the wiudow of a room cilled the King's Chamber, from the occurrence of Charles I having lodged in it on his retreat from Chester to this Castle after his defeat at Rowton Heath, near Chester. This chamber, whicn shews four fire-places, projects as a tower outside. Further on was another tower, from whence the walls of the ancient town commence. Proceed- ing in the same direction, we observe a large room with spacious windows, project- ihg- from the wall into the court. This is supposed to have been the chapel, but more probably was a banqueting hall, for the clappl was then what is now (1829) the parish church, or chapel of St Hilary. Speed represents a respectable looking building nearly in the centre of the court, of which not a vestige now remains, which must have been the armoury and hall, if the foregoing conjecture be a mistaken one. Opposite to the entr nee, and on the south side, were two small square towers, with a portal between, leading into a smaller hallium, or court below, of an irregular form. There were three turrets in this court, which was formed to protect the main Castle from the too easy ascent of the hill on that side. This ultra-ward was again guarded outside by an artificial fosa, which is still visible." In our next paper we propose narrating in brief fashion the history of the Castle from de ljicy's time to its heroic defence for Charles the First.
North Wales Counties Asylum. APPOINTMENT OF NONCONFORMIST MINISTER. CHAPLAIN'S SALARY INCREASED. At a special meeting of the Visiting Committee, at Denbigh, on Monday, there were present :—Mr J A Chadwick, chair- man Messrs Edward Allen, Bennett Jone". Henry Williams, Dr D Lloyd, Mr A 0 Evans, Denbighshire M-ssrii Joaeph Jones, J T Morgan, Flintshire Dr E P Edwards, Messrs Harry Clegg, Thomas Williams, W Owen, Anglesey Messrs.! R Hughes, J Jones Morrii, Robert Hughes, T W Griffith, Carnarvonshire Hon C H Wynu, Dr Robert Roberts, Mer onethshiro Messrs R E Hughes, P E Story, W Parry, subscribers with the Clerk (Mr W Barker). Two applications tor the post of Non- conformist chaplain weie received, one from the Rev M E Jones, Wesleyan minister, Mold, and the other from the Rev James Charles, Congregational minister, Denbigh. The office was vacant owing to i lie dtach of the late Rev Joseph Evans (C. NI.), Denbigh. The Rev M E Jones wrote stating that he was a Wesleyan minister, but had given up pastoral woik on account of his wife's health. He had gone into buaiiaoso &s a bookseller aud newspaper proprietor, but had now become convinced that be was not intended for such business. Wham Waa- leyan minister in Denbigh he had &eked at I assistant chaplain at the asylum. The Rev James Charles wrote saying that he was prepared to undertake the I ehaplaincy on the same terms as the late Rev Joseph Evans. When he could not be present himself the following ministers had engaged to act as his deputies :-The K-vs Evan Jones (C.M.), Davici Thomas (W), T Griffiths (B), D E Jenkins (C.M.), and J 0 Jones (C.M.). Mr J R Hughes proposed that the Rev James Charles be elected. Mr A 0 Evans seconded. Mr P E Story said that he did not know Mr Charles personally, but he knew that I he wai a conscientious and able man, and he had great pleasure in supporting his application. Mr A 0 Evans: Is that an election speech ? Mr Story You can take it as you like, Mr Evans. Mr Griffith took it for granted that the present system was satisfactory, as it had worked well for a number of years. Other- wise, he would have proposed the Rev M E Jones, of Mold, whom he had known well for a number of YOdS, and who was an able man. Under existing circum- stances he did not do so. but he supported the appointment of Mr Charles. Mr Charles was then appointed unanimously. The Clerk read the following letter from Mrs Evans:- 44 Dear sir,-Will you please oonvey to the Visiting Committee our sinoere thanks as a family, for the vote of condolence so kindly expressed with as in oar sore bereavement. We also desire to thank Dr Cox and the other offioers and staff for their kind sympathy with us, and for all the kindly feeling shewn by them to the memory of my dear husband, among other things for the chaplets of flowers so kindly sent for his burial. It ia very gratifying to us to know that his services were so much appreciated by those witn whom he had no loog a time been very happily associated. The services at the Asylutn were never a burden to him. I know that he found pleasure and took much interest in his duties there.—With kind regards, yours sincerely, MARGARETTA EVANS. Belmont, Denbign. June 15ch, 1909." Mr Hughes proposed the confirmation of the committee's recommendation that the chaplain's salary be raised from .£60 to ;c8.,). They all recognized that Mr Humphreys had given every satisfaction. Dr Ed Rard S senonded. Mr Scory submitted that it was not; of order, as a resolution on the books piovided against the salary being increased within a year of appointment. A member stated that-, the point had been ruled on before Mr Story arrived. Mr Evans said that the explanation was that they were simply reverting to the oriarin^l salary. The motion was carried.
Tho an#vrors in ihe correspondents' column of a Gorman journal contain the following: P.S. -Wo really think that you had better not visit us in order to receive an explanation of the rt%a.w)n why we have rejected your lr&nU&Cript. Our staircaso. wo besz to inform you, ha* twenty- four stops, and we do DOt kcop a bolster at the bottom." | Into the Sumiay-sohool came two little people with the diflidont air of novice*. And what," said tho Auperintendent, blandly- what &r« I. your nam. my d-eare?" "Edith Smith," pipod tho girl; "Thomas Smith." grunted the Dy. Yoti'ro brother and sister, of couroo? S&hI the smiling1 eiipsrintejidetit. "Jio," said fho boy, gruffly; '\w«'w twins."
New SERlALj COMMENCES I This Week. A Sensational Love Story by a Popular Novelist. THE HOUSE IN HARLEY. STREET, By J. S. FLETCHER, Author of Mothers IN Tkrakl," DANIEL Quayne," 41 Thk Thukshino FLOOR," "Grand RELATIONS." -,TiiLA HARVEST M own," "When Charles tub First was King," &c., &C. This Week.
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Fire Brigades at LlandUd"Ø' All the fire brigades of North twenty-five in number, are affiliated W1 tbe National Fire Brigades Union, most of them sent representatives Saturday to the annual drills and coø at Llandudno, close upon 200 ing present. There was a large asBefflbWr of spectators. Ibe manual fire from Ruthin, and the steamer belong1111 to the Llandudno District Council. used for the drills and ^P^jl which took place on the field. Among the officers of » North Wales district who were P were Mr Thomas Byrne, Chief Officer Conwy Bell, chairman J Owen, Llandudno, vice-chairman Thisilethwaite, of Nantwich, the officer Mr J H Laybourne (Chi* stable of Chester), and Mr W H Chester, timekeepers and Lieut e Hughes, Rhuddlan, hon secretary.. Mayor of Chester (Major Cecil U Chief Officer J D Jones, of J and Dr Trevor Williams, Chester, the judges. w The most interesting events ..u one-m»n and the two-man manual d the four-man hydrant drill, slid the al and steamer wet drills. In all t'). jjj the men dieplayed quite remarkable 8 J and rapidity in coupling up hose getting the engine into gear for sC The competition for the Byrne shield resulted in a record beiug cC a<, it was understood, for the entire cooti^n This was called the hydrant Last year Llandudno brigade won trophy, and on Saturday they were 1'1 [ by three-fifths of a second by the team. Both the teams did the feat correctly, and lost no points. LUndu^ u time was 14 seconds, aud Dolge*' 13 2-5 s(conds. The one-man manual drill resI11tR.cll tie between Albert Wainwright, Q3 The ferry, and T Williams, Bodrhyddan. 0" i tie was played off," and Wainwrighfc* y The two-man drill competition was W 0 Dolgelley team, P.C. J F WillittLuo d" Fireman Richard Griffith in 20 secod J beating Firemen J E Edwards lJø g( Edwards, ot Llandudno, by three-fili,bo ø a second. The manual wet drill WSB 00 by the Dolgellcy team in 3G 1-5 sec3 Llaudadno being second in 38 s eco*\ j A considerable amount of tfLirt p required to get the water pumped info* hose, and this accounts for the cowl" tively long time taken. ifil) In the next, competition, wet drill p steamer, the Llandudno team were p 11 8-5 seconds, Conway being secoo 20 1-5 seconds Jf A still deeper tegt of the fireao 1 000 agility and mu.cular co-ordinatio» diøl afforded by the manual wet drill, j dressing in boots, coats, helmetS ¡\11: belts, by teams of four men. The Dol.bfØ team did the work in the ,ar time of 1 min. 2 sees., and the team was stcond, in just 2 aecs. Carnarvon were allowed a second tt1' some dirt had been pumped tank and jammed in tbe uoz&le, cb' it up. In their second attempt, the/ ( 1 min. 14 sees. yfr [ The Bodrhyddan team won the aØ øeØ ance competition, obtaining H) pec of the possible points. VolgeHrjtr ;4 I' chief officer of which is Captain Ed Jones, proved to be the best drüiedbtiøø turned out team, Bodrhyddan second, and Rhyl and Carnarvon for the third place. Sir S Bulkelt-y's challenge cup for the hif^ aggregate number of points obtaine^ey, 8ny one brigade, was won by with seven points.. During the inteival the offcers aod iD' were entertained at luucheou chairman and members of the Ll*^ Urban District Council, at the Restaurant. Mr J McMa ster, fl of the Council, presided, and props- loyal toasts. tØ The Mayor of Chester, r^spondt11*^ the toast of The National Fire B^ jd Union," proposed by Mr J Marks, no p-irt of the country had dnll better done than in North Wales. TA besn judging for eight years, and time he came round, he found improvement in all the teams, and It_ now come about that teams were sa 0, to each other in no more than tiftIS > second. After the competition the prizef by shields were presented to the winnett Mr Edward Mostyn, of Mostya n.J1.
POSITIVE DENBIGIL WLTX. t A Denbigh witness, who gave her .q-jd6Í4f years ago, now endorses it iu a most poØl way, adding immeasurably to its value- 000 It is given in the words ot ALC6- jfp Davies, of 3, Red-lane, Denbigh. ¡"ø" nearly 31 years after her cure of kídtUld: plaint by Doan'a backache kidney Doan's pilla cured me when all and what is more, they bave kept me *^0* since. Thay are indeed an eiceilenO When relating the details of her expert00^ over 3 years earlier-Mra. Davies said fIÍ For a long time £ suffered agonie1 kidoev disorders; after witting ia a little while I had great difficulty in get because of tbe fearful pais in the stn*" ° t/ back—it aoemed lo rob me of my strong''1' ffii I was often obliged to hold my hands bips when getting about. Now and then the pains were eo that I didn't know what to do for the ft At length I got so bad that I attend*^ Infirmary, but I was no better. At thft' Jr. I heard of Doan's backache kidney sent for some to try. In a week oc so 1 A myself much better, and I felt sure [ hi jUlit the medicine I needed. When taken two boxes of the pills I was so stcond well that I could pjet about with eaee. (Signed) Ant Davi* Doan's backache kidney pills shillings and ninepence per box, or r for thirteen shillings and ninepence. /wr chemists and stores, or oost free direct the tfoscei-McOleilan èo., 8 W Oxford Mtreet, London, W. Be sure y^° the same kind of pills as Mrs. Daviee had*
I have a firefees tooleeir.- "Thee,* oa##* I ve got a smokeless husband." A Mrs. Fowler: "How do jem like taf bat?" Mr. Fowler: "What did it ooaiT f" Bride., I»n'k that flour light ( Grocer: Certainly, ma'am, otherwise bread would he hwaTy." Does your husband forget to post the you gire niml" "Never. I pui thJ"* & oigar-coso." # "Hats you e been at the toiephooo io storm ? "Urn-ym My wife oør- call* mo up. Wt!1At 1° -Y*1 think of Charlie's proper"1 *? 1 haan'fc ky>own me a think that. th* nNwon." firs* He: I don't belieTe you would care to die and lnaro you." *he: That *J1 d ua how much you loft me."
I ————— Abergele caunoll. COUNTY COUNCIL AGREEMENT. At the monthly meeting of this Council on Monday night, Mr Edward Williams presidiug, it was announced that the general holiday will takj plitee on Wednes- day, and that the harvest thanksgiving services would be arranged fot Thursday. C, October 7th. The auditor's report showed that the beginning of the financial year there was a balance to the credit of the Council of JE251. The accounts were stated to have been very well kept, and the Council passed a vut1 of thanks to the cl-rk, Mr E E Crabbe, the deputy clerk, Mr Thomas, and the surveyor, Mr M R Jones, for the satisfactory manner in which they had discharged their duties in regard to the accounts during the year. It was decided to obtain self-intensifying incittideseent gas lamps for the promenade. A BETTER UNDERSTANDING. Mr H E Prichard stated that the Den- bighshire County Council had decided to pay the sum due to the Council in each year for the maintenance of main roads in two instalments, one in November and the other in May. That was a thing which the Urban District Council had been con- tending for for years, and he was glad that the County Council understood each other better now than they hud done for a long time (bear, hear). THE ENLARGED COUNCIL. In view of the fncs th*t in the autumn the number of members of the Cmncil will be increased to 18, under the recent County Council Order, Mr Pierce moved that the question of the provision of a larger council-room be considered by a committee. Mr Prichard suggested that they might meet in the art room at the County School. He would object to the erection of any new building at the present time. The proposition was passed. At the last meeting it was proposed that the organisation of Abergele Ward ratepayers, whose petition to the County Council led to the increase in the repre- sentation, should ba approached with a view to a compromise being arrived at so that the number of members for Abergele Ward should be eight and the number for Pensarn Ward four. Mr .i T Millward, the secretary to the organisation, wrote that it was telt that matters bad now gone so far that any further suggestion of alteration should come from the Council. The question was deferred until the next meeting. SUNDAY POST. The Rhyl Postmaster wrote asking the Council whether they would approve of the post-offica at Abergele being opened at 8.30 on Sunday mornings, instead of eight as at present, and closed at the usual liour-niraely, ten o'clock. The object would be to reduce Sunday labour. Tha Council received the proposal favourably, but the clerk, Mr Crabbe, pointed out that during thd summer when there were so many English visitors in the district, they might raise a complaint as to the reduction in the time allowed for telegraphing on Sunday mornings. It was agreed to defer he matter till th next meeting, and inth meantime to g- certain the views of the inhabitants as far as possible with reference to the suggested change. Mr H E Prichard pointed out that for some little time pst the letters, &c. from Abergelo and Pensarn had been conveyed t. Rllyl by mail c",rt. instead of, being taken up by the mail train as it passed thiough the station, ani the letters from Pdnsaru were t-ken to Abergele and kept there in the sorting-room from 7.45 to 9 15 each evening. The closing ot thn letter box at Pensarn so early as 7.45 was a threat inconvenience, especially during the visiting season, and he moved that the Rhyl Poatmtster be askad to close the box at Pensarn at 8.30 for the future. Mr W P Morris seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.