ST. ASAPH. St. Asaph Board of Guardians. Friday,—Prssent, Mr Frimston (chair- man), Mr William Jones (vice-chairman), Mrs Robert Jones, Mrs De Rance, Mrs Howel Gee, Miss Gee, Canon C J Roberts, Messrs William Williams, J Ellis Jones, Hugh Williams, R Armor Jones, Thomas Evans, Owen Rees, J T Parry, J B Williams, John Morris, Hugh Edwards, LI B Evhns, J Lothian, Edwin Morgan, George Williams, John Pierce, Robert Davies, William Morris, W S Roberts, John Roberts, J R Ellis, S Perks, J D Jones, Isaac Batho, Robert Jones, Prestatyn with the clerk (Mr Charles Grimsley), and other officials. RHYL MAY DAY. On tha motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr John Pierce, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the May Day Committee and their secretary (Mr Polkinghorne) for entertaining the work- house children on the day of the demon- stration in that town. THE HOUSE. The Master reported the receipt of illustrated papers, magazines, &c., from Mrs Groves, Bryn Polyn Mawr, and Mrs Hewitt, St Asapb, for the use of the inmates, and they were thanked for their thoughtful kindness. The Master farther reported that there were 146 paupers in the house, being a decrease of 19 as compared with the previous year. The number of vagrants relieved during the fortnight was 259 an increase of seven as compared with last yaar. CONDOLENCE WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY. The Chairman, in proposing a vote of condolence with the Queen and the Royal Family, said that the country had suffered a great calamity. It had been a terrible blow to them all as a nation, as a country, and as an Empire. King Edward was one of the best Kings that had ever sat on the English throne, beleved by all section of the community—high, low, rich and poor. To the poor especially he always showed the very kindliest and considerate of feel- ings, and amongst this section of the population his loss would be severely felt. No doubt the members of that board as loyal subjects to his late Majesty they all felt his loss deeply. In the words of an eminent writer he would conclude referring to tll;) dead monarch as the peacemaker" and as most discreet and influential states- man the world had ever seen. He begged to move a vote of condolence and con- gratulation to King George the Fifth on tD his accession. Mr William Jones (the vice-chairman) seconded, and the motion was carried, all the members standing. THE PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELIEF. The B O'iiu considered a circular letter from the Local Government Board with regard to the method and principles of public relief—deferred from the previous meeting. Mr Edwin Morgan pointed out that the adoption of the regulations contained in the circular letter would certainly meaa the expenditure of more money. He had gone into the matter with some care, but had never yet been able to put his finger j I on anything for the bonefit of the guardians. To carry out tho recommendations would certainly mean a considerable increase of expenditure. Mr S Perks concurred with Mr Morgan's remarks. No doubt some good would be done if the recommendations of the Royal Commission of the Poor Law were carried out, but that meant such a radical change in the manner of assisting the poor that it required very careful consideration on the part of the board before they committed themselves to such a large undertaking. The expenditure involved by the changes would almost be too large to calculate, and the guardians were not ready to say what good the change would make. If the guardians carried out the directions they received from time to time from the Local Government Board, all the requirements of assisting the deserving poor would be met. Mr J R Ellis said the circular referred to the desirability of paying the paupers in their own homes, but with their present staff this was impossible owing to the scattered condition of the district. He should, however, like to see paupers attend- ing the pay stations themselves as far as possible, and the custom of paying children on their behalf done' away with. Of course when paupers could not attend owing to illness the relieving officer could relieve them in their own homes. Mr Batho said that the circular sug- gested that Boards of Guardians should mind their own house. In regard to general principles some of the suggestions should b9 acted upon with advantage, and he moved that a small committee should final with tha matter. -#0 Mr Robert Davies (Bettws) seconded. Mr John Roberts thought that as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman had con- sidered the matter they should deal with it in open board. Everything was sent to committee. Mr John Pierce said he was in favour of waiting to see some other body adopt- ing the suggestions first. It was eventually decided to leave the matter in abeyance. UNEMPLOYED MARRIED MEN. The Hendon Union wrote asking the board to pass a resolution in favour of Boards of Guardians being empowered to grant out-relief to unemployed married men with families while in search of work. Mr J Ellis Jonea said that men of this class had baen somewhat neglected by the system now in vogue. While considering the many cises that came before the relief committee he had been struck by the fact that cases of married men out of employ- ment could not ba entertained on account of the present legal provisions because able- bodied married men could not receive out- relief. In such cases all the relieving officers could do was to offer the House, and that in his (Mr Ellis Jones') opinion was a very great hardship (hear, hear). He therefore proposed that a resolution be passed in, favour of allowing guardians to relieve those men for a month, to give them an opportunity of seeking employ- ment. Mr LI B Evans bad much pleasurt, in seconding. He found many deserving cases of men quite willing and anxious to work walking about the country seeking employment, which they could not get, whilst their wives and families were at home starving. He knew of a case of this kind when the children of a working man had to subsist on bread and salt, and yet' the relieving officer could give no relief. Mp Ellis Roberts (Llugin), spoke against the proposition. Farmers found great difficulty in getting men that would work, but there were now plenty of idlers about, who were often relieved from the rates. Why therefore open the door wider. As Guardians their duty was to make it narrower to keep out the undeserving. Mr Perks said he was thoroughly in favour of the principle contained in the resolution, but the difficulty was to carry it out impartially and efficiently. Mr Robert Jones (Prestatyn), said his experience went to show that the Board did at present deal properly with all cases of destitution, and he failed to see how much farther they could go. Mr John Pierce also contended that the Guardians had dealt very leniently with the class of people referred to, and thought it would be dangerous to open the door wide. The Chairman thought the Guardians would be safe in leaving this matter in abeyance for a time. Under a recent statute labour exchanges were being insti- tuted throughout the country, but there had been no time to see how these would work in general. Up to the present, how- ever, they had worked very well. On a division three only voted for the resolution, which was lost. COST OF CLOTHING. The Clerk presented a return showing that the average cost of clothing per inmate throughout the whole of the North Wales Unions was t5 15s, and for St Asaph £4 10s 6d (hear, hear). This was considered very satisfactory. THE COUNTY COUNCIL. Notificati6n was received from the Denbighshire County Council stating that the Finance Committee had resolved that tho estimates of receipts and expenditure would, in future, be submitted in the January ind July meetings, so as to enable the Guardians to issue their precepts to the overseers in time to enable the latter to act according to those precepts. This will remove a cause of complaint often referred to in the meetings of the Beard. I THE TEACHING OF THE BLIND. It was decided to continue to contribute .,£5 to the North Wales Society for the Training of the Blind. A KINDLY ACTION. THE CHAPEL BEAUTIFIED. Mr Isaac Batho called attention to the fact that Mr John Morris, the guardian for Trefnant, had most kindly painted and decorated the Workhouse Chapel at his own expense. The work had been beauti- fully carried out, and the building now was one of the nicest places of worship in the district. He moved a cordial vote of thanks to Mr John Morris for his generous action. The Chairman, in seconding, said the ohapel now looked really beautifully, and the Board was very much indebted to Mr Morris for his kindness. The motion was carried with acclama- tion, and Mr Morris briefly acknowledged. THE WATER BILL. Mr Robert Jones (Denbigh) called attention to the water bill of the institu- tion, and argued that X50 a year might be saved if the Board went into the matter thoroughly. To pay zC120 a year for water to the Workhouse was something enormous, and he thought that a committee should go into the matter. It was pointed out that a committee had the matter already under consideration, and the subject dropped.
REKmftHV BUNDLES. Dunfermline Linen Damask Tablecloth Lgths., etc., 5/- carr. pd. Extraordinary Bar- 1 gains now. E. Dung, Dammk Looms. DunformUni. Bootd.
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a Llannefydd Chain Eisteddfod. Favoured with fine weather another very successful Eisteddfod was held in this pretty little place on Monday. A epaoious marquee had been erected on a field kindly lent by Mrs Williams, Hawk and Buckle, Llannefydd, and the event attracted a large crowd of people from all parts of the district. The attendance at the morning meeting was in excess of last year, and the marquee at the three meetings was well fllled. There was a very large number of entries, and the greatest interest continued through- out the day in the various competitions. The presidents for the day were Sir J Herbert Roberts, Bart., M.P., the Hon Laurence A Brodriok, and the vicar (the Rev S Bangor Jones). The Vicar presided at the morning meeting, and Sir Herbert Roberts (who was accompanied by Lady Roberts and their twin sons) presided at the afternoon meeting, but the Hon L A Brodrick was unable to attend, but sent a, telegram wishing the Eisteddfod every success. The chairman of the general committee, which has worked exceedingly hard to ensure the success of the Eisteddfod, was Mr Thomas Salusbnry. The Rev S B Jones was the chairman of the musical committee, and the veteran Caerenydd (rvlr Isaac Ellis) was the ohairman of the literary committee. Mr Peter Roberts efficiently carried out the duties of treasurer. The secretaries, who have laboured well to secure the success of the Eisteddfod, were Messrs William Long, Schools, And Edward Williams, Croosffordd Marli. St Asaph. U LUron" (the Rev W G Owen) was once again the conductor of the Eisteddfod, and kept the audiences in good humour. The musical adjudicators were Prof. David Jenkins, Mus. Bac. (Cantab.), and Mr William Davies, Daganwy. The other ( adjudicators were:—Poetry: "Llifon" and "Clwydfryn"; essays, & £ Lady Robrt8, Mr A Foulkes Roberts, and Pedr Hir; recitations, 'Llifoiiand Caerenydd'; misosilaenous, Mrs Littler, Rhyl: Mrs Jones (formerly of Gwytherin), Denbigh Miss Roberts, Ty Gwyn; Mr Henry Williams, Factory, Liansanan, and Mr Pritchard, Galltfaenan. "Dewi Mai o Feirion was the pennillion singer, and his topical pennillion, in whioh he introduced several local matters, caused much amusement. He was accompanied on the harp by the blind harpist, Telynor Dall o Feirion," whose playing of the instrument was very clever. Mr T Vaughan Williams, Llansannan, was the accompanist, and rendered his part in a very praiseworthy manner. He received able assistance from Miss Minnie Rattan. ID.,nl),iyb. Among the donors of prizes wore-Sir J Herbert Roberts, Hon L A and Mra Brod- riok the Mayor of Denbigh (Alderman J Humphrey Jones), Master Edward Wynne, Miss Daisy Brodrick, Rev S B Jones, Col R W Wynn, Messrs W D W Griffith, J D W Griffith, S T Miller, T Williams (Llew- esog), W Jones (PenporohelJ), Thomas Owen (Bodawen), Lewis Evans (St Asaph), Thomas Davies (Frongooh, Denbigh), Evan Davies, J Ellis Jones, W F Hughes, East- ham, Parry (Glasooed), E Edwards, T Vaughan, Fearne and Co., R D Hughes, Hughes and Son (Wrexham), Frost and Co. (Chester), Gee and Son, E B Jones and Co., Proprietors II People's Friend," North Wales Women's Temperance Union, Miss Roberts (Ty Gwyn), Mrs Williams (Mile End), Miss H Williams (Groesgordd Marli), Mrs Townshend Mainwaring, Mrs Williams (Plas Panton), Mrs Williams (Henfryn), and Mrs Hughes (Bodysgaw). MORNING MEETING. The morning meeting was presided over by the vicar, Rev S B Jones. Pennillion singing by Dewi Mai o Feirion (accom- panied by the blind harpist), opened the programme. The following were the awards Children's solo (under 12), Codiad yr Hadydd 1st prize (given by Mr William Jones, Penporohell), Lizzie Roberts, Pen- coed, Llansannan 2, Elaie Lloyd Hughes, Aelybryn, Henllan 3, Isabella Thomas, Brysgyll, Cefn. Pillow case (competitors under 12): I, Gladwyn Davies, 120, Vale-street, Den- )igh 2, Maggie Jones, Tynyooed, Cefn Vleiriadog. Chemise (competitors under 14). Only me competitor, ifldith Dorothy Hughes, Bodysgaw Uchaf, Llannefyd, who was adjudged worthy of the prize. Pianoforte solo, under 18. Out of three competitors Miss May Jones, Cefn Berain, Llannefydd, was adjudged best. Best translation from English to Welsh )f a pieoe from Fiame Bearers of Wales," by Owen Rhoecomyl: 1, Ap Idwal, who lid not answer. Solo under 16, Morfa Rhuddlan": 1, Peroy Jones, Rhyl 2 (equal), Lizzie Roberts, Llansannan, and Bessie Evans, Bryn Meinon, Henliim. Six in memorian verses to the late Mr Edward Owen, draper, Glasooed, St Asaph 1, Mr R Hughes, 8, Celfyn-road,* Birkenhead. The Chairman, in his address, dwelt upon the chief objects of meetings of this nature. Firstly to give a chance to improve the mind. For this end the Committee had worked to get suitable subjeots upon which to compete. He give the competitors advioe to lose honourably as well as to win in events of this nature. The Ehteddfod had in the past, and, indeed, was at the present time, the means of rising many a poor but talented boy to fame. Another thing which the Eisteddfod did was to keep alive the Welsh language in many parts of the world. These small eisteddfodau, he believed, improved on the National Eis- teddfod in this respect, as the National was largely carried on in the English language. Another important factor in the Eisteddfod was to lift up and keep alive the character of the Welsh people. In conclusion he wished success to meetings which had such an uplifting effect on the nation. Caerenydd expressed his thanks to the Rector for his address. Dewi Mai then delighted the audience with his pennillion singing, in which he brought in several local topics, and was encored. Recitation (under 16), Sat i fynu dros dy wlad 1 Percy Jones, Rhyl; 2 Archie Dew, Park-street, Denbigh. Best Tea Cosy: 1 Miss Mary Griffiths, Chapel-street, Denbigh. Cushion: Miss L H Evans, Chapel-street, Denbigh. Baritone solo, u Plentyn Daw" 1 Mr W Hughes Davies, Dolar, Llansannan. Two balls of wool Equal first, Mrs Roberts, Dolgeiri, Gwytherin, and Mrs Evans, Bwlch, Llannefydd. Children's Choir competition. The only choir which appeared in this competition for the prize of 25, given by the Hon L A and Mrs Brodriok, Coed Coch, and a silver medal for the conductor given by Mr J Ellis Jones, was the Rhyl Juvenile Choir, conducted by Mr Wadsworth. The pieoe was "In the snow now let us gather" (Pedr Alaw). The choir was adjudged worthy of the prize. Freehand drawing of the red dragon (for boys under 15)—1 Gwilym ap Vyohan Jones, Bettws. Duet, Y Ddeilen a'r yr afon (under IS)—1 Misses Roberts and May Jones, Llannefydd. The Mixed Party competition only attracted one competitor, natnely, the Denbigh party, conductod by Mr R M Edmunds, Denbigh, who were deemed worthy of the prizo. The oonipetive piece was "Ar lan Iorddonen ddoUu" Before the meeting was brought to a clole Mr T Salusbary proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the Vicar for presiding, end for the interest he had taken in the Eisteddfod. Caerenydd briefly seconded, and the vote of thanks was heartily passed. AFTERNOON MEETING. Sir Herbert Roberta, M.P., who was accompanied by Lady Roberts, was accor- ded a hearty reception on taking the chair in the afternoon meeting. The proceedings opened with a pianoforte duet by Miss Maggie Roberts and Mr T Vaughan Williams. The following awards were read out:- Pair of d'oyleys 1 Miss Mary Griffiths, Denbigh. Pair of slippers 1 Miss Janet Mary Hughes, Bodysgaw Uchaf, Llannefydd. Four stanzas, "North, South, East, West: Mr Robert Hughes, 2 Celfyn-roa.d, Birkenhead. Pennillion singing by Dewi Mai again delighted the audience. The Chairman then addressed the meet- ing. In his opening remarks he referred to the shadow which overhung the country. The death of King Edward VII 1ia a national loss, and were it not for the gracious wish of King George that the holidays should not be affected, no doubt, many meetings of this character would bo abandoned. He then went on to deal with the educational aspect of the Eisteddfod, which he described as a school for the Welsh nation to learn the lessons of song and art. He expressed pleasure at being present, and congratulated the oommittee on their success. Chief recitation, 'Y storm ar y mor' (Isiwyn): 1 J W Ellis, Llaethwryd, Cerrig- ydroijiou; equal 2 Evan Jones Davies, Glanconway, and T H Jones, Rhyl. Soprano solo, Olwen': Miss Emily Batten, Denbigh. Essay for females on 'The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world': Miss Williams (Awen Mona), Dwyran, Mon. Contralto solo, Adiais y dyddiau gynt': Miss Rhoda Jones, Gellifor, Ruthin. Quartette, Beth sy'n hardd.' Two parties came forward, namely a party from Den- bign (comprised of Misses Bessie Trsgon- ing and L H Evans, and Messrs J W Davies and W Lloyd Williams) and a party frotn LlanoeEydd The Denbigh party was adjudged best. Baat collection of receipes of non- alcoholic beverages suitable for the harvest field. The adjudication was given by Lady Roberts, who received a hearty re- ception. The winner was Miss Parry, Llansaunan. The prize was given by the North Wales Women's Temperance Union, Violin solo (under 18), 1 Home sweet Home': Master Willie Glyn Waters, Park- street, Denbigh, and he was adjudged fully worthy of the prize. > Best pair of socks: Mrs Jones, Nant Wnen, Llansannan. Best pair of cycling stookings: I Gv-. en o'r Glyn.' Chair ode not over 150 lines, lolo Goch o Lechryd (Llannefydd). Prize a carved oak chair, value iC4 4s, given by Mr A Foulkes Roborts, Denbigh, and a sum ot money. Llifon deliverod his joint adjudi- oation with Clwydfryn, in wnioh be said that the competition was not as good. as it might have been, but they awarded the prize to "Alastor." Several gentlemen were called up to the platform for the chairing ceremony. "Alastor," 0.11 being called, proved to be Dewi Mai o Feirion, and was led to the platform by Caerenydd and Mr T Salusbury (chairman of the Eisteddfod committee). The ceremony was performed by Llifon. Complimentary re- ferences to the victorious band were made by Mr John Jones, Nant; Mr Edward Williams, Eithynfab', and Caerenydd, and the chairing" song" Unwaith etto yn Ngbymru Anwyl" was sung by Mr W Hughes Davits the victorious baritone soloist. Llifon announced that this was the sixth chair won by Dewi Mai. Tenor solo, Cartref fyNghalon." Three competitors appeared on the platform, and Mr J W Davies, Pentrevoelas, was adjudi- cated the winner, ;r' Bast Duoheso set: 1, Mrs Viokers, Llanasa. Bast tray cloth: 1, Miss Aaiery, Redditch. Three choirs appeared on the platform for the chief choral competition, namely, Denbigh (conducted by Mr Edmunils), Llansannan (conducted by Mr R H Roberts), and Pcurhynside (conducted by Mr Robert Owon). The piece was The Heavens are Toiling (Hadyn), and the prize was 212 12" and a silver cup (value iC3 38 for the conductor of the winning ohoir). The winning choir was the Denbigh choir. Mr William Williams, Glanygois, in a short speech, moved a vote of thanks to Sir Herbert Roberts for presiding. Mr Robert Owen seconded, and the vote of thanks vi* carried with groat enthusiasm. Sir Herbert's two young sons returned thanks. EVENING MEETING. Mr Salusbury, the ohairman of tho Eis- teddfod Committee, presided in the unavoid- able absence uf the Hon Laurence Brodrick. The meeting was opened with the singing of 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau,' the solo part being taken by Mr David Jenkins. The anthem, Ar Ian Iorddonen ddofn,' was sung by tho Denbigh mixed party, and the prizo presented to the conduotor (Mr Edmunds). One coapie competed in the dialogue, Bardd a eerddor,' namely, Misses Jones and Davies, Cefn Meiriadog, and they were awarded the prize. Chorus by the victorious mixed choir- Denbigb-4 Tho heavens are telling.' Stanza, Tri a thair,' prize withheld. Pennillion singing competition, accom- panied by the harp. Prized divided be- tween David Roberts, Brynglas, Llannefydd, and Tom Jones, Bryn du, Cerrigydroidion. Mixed party competition, Peace on the deep.' Three parties competed, and the prize went to the party conducted by Mr John Williams. Cartref, Denbigh. The following awards were annnouoed:— Beat table centre: Miss Jenny Parry, London House, Llysfaen. Blouse: Miss L H Evans, Denbigh. Print dross Mias M C Jones, Henllan. Frock Eirwan,' whose identity did not transpire. Essay on History of Denbigh. No one worthy of the prize of a set of Dresden vases, but a special prize of 5* awarded to Mr Morris Jones, Tanygyrt, Llannefydd. Beat descriptive paragraph on Llan. nefydd, suitable for publication in a local guide (English). 1 Mr W Long. Best Bee Hive. I Thos Davies, Henllan. Best Garden Basket. 1, 'Berwyn,' who did not answer. Forty lines of poetry to the 'Aeroplane.' 1 Dewi Mai o Feirion. In a brief address the Chairman expressed pleasuro at seeing so many present and at the good competitions they had had. Dewi Mai again delighted the company with topioal perinillion singing. Duet, 'Fair Enid pride of Glasooed or Darkness aud Light.' Of the three couples which came forward, Messrs W H Davies, Llansannan, and William Davies. Llanfair, were announced winners. Challenge solo, The Mighty Deep.' 1 (silver cup value 1:5) J W Daviou, Pentre- voelas. Male Voice Choir competition, 'The Shepherd's Chorus.' Only one choir— Denbigh, conducted by Mr R M Edmands —appeared. The adjudicator highly con- gratulated the choir for the rendering and said he had no hesitation in awarding them the prize. The Eisteddfod was brought to a close with tho singing of4 Hen Wlad fy Nhadau,' led by the Male Voica Choir. The three solid silver cups given at the Eisteddfod were supplied by Miss Joyce, jeweller, Vale-street, Denbigh.
ST. ASAPH. FIn: GENERATOINS. The death took piaae us St Asaph on Friday, of the oldest inhabitant in the city-Mrs Elizabeth Daviey, of the Alms Houses, who was 7 years of age, and was a representative of five generations. CATHEDRAL SSRVICES. Friday, May 20ai.—Holy Oommunioi) (8.15), Matins and Litauy (11.0), Memorial Service to His Late Majesty Kin>Edward VII (2.30). Saturday, May 16), Service Garrett in D; Aafchem 1029, "In that day" (Elvey). Dt,.ily-M %Line, 8.15 a.m.; evensong, 5.15 p.m. Holy Days and Saints' Days—Celebration of Holy Communion, 8.15 a.m. May 22nd.— Holy Communioa (8.15), Matins (11.0). Ser- vice Harwood in A flt j Anthem. 4375, "I saw the Lord (Sttiner); Anthem 760, Above Him stood the saraphitn" (Elijah), Mendel- asohn; Litany, Hymns 510, 161; Preacher, the Oanon-in-Residenco. 3.30. Service Calkin in B fit.- 6.15. Hymns 160, 162, 281, 167; Preacher, Vioir S A Jones; Collection, Widows' and Orphans' Society.
Archdaacon Lloyd's Visitation. On Friday Archdeacon Lloyd held his first annual visiution in the Cathedral of the Diocese, and, after a reference to the death of the King, dwelt upon the decease of Archdeacon Evans (who he succeeded). He ssid that the deceased Archdeacon was an euthusiastic Welshman, and was held in high respect by all who were devoted to tho Welsh Church. Ho was pleased to see so many of the laity present at the visitation, as year by year there was more leaning on the laity in connection with church work. Tima was when the clergy had to do practically the whole of the work, and the burden was on their shoulders, but it was a joy to think it was no longer so. The laity were coming for- ward, and realised their responsibilities, and took their rightful share in every de- partment of the church's activity. They heard a great deal about the rights of churchwardens, and he hoped that as soon as churchwardens were appointed they would not thiuk so much ot their rights as oi the opportunities which their offica afforded them. The churchwardens had charge of the church property, and while there had been a change in tha form of their duties, which no longer included the seeing that the parishioners attended services, he hoped that the churchwardens would, by their example, render good service to the church. The defenca of the Church was an important matter to-day, and the churchwardens should gather around them a band who were prepared to resist any attempt at spoliation. At this eritical period of the count; y church- wardens should seek to serve the best in- terests of the nation and of the church. Col Mesham, speakiug oa b.jhalf of the laity, congratulated the new Archdeacon ¡ on bis appointment, and Mr R C Enyon seconded, while the Rev E J Edwards spoke in a like manner for tho clergy. The Archdeacon suitably acknowledged kindly reference, kindly reference.
St Asaph Parish Council. The monthly meeting; of the Parish Council took place on Tuesday evening; present. Mr John Lothian (ohairman), Dr Slenry Lloyd (vice-chairman), Dr Daviesf Messrs H A Cleaver, J Wynne Davies, md S D Thomas, with the clerk, Mr G Dsborne Williams. THE LATE: KING. The Chairman proposed, in the name of the citizens of Sb A83pl1, a vote of condol- ence with Their Majesties King George the Fifth and Queen Mary, the Queen Mother, and the other members of the Royal Family, on the death of our beloved Sovereign King Edward the Seventh. Dr Henry Lloyd, in seconding the motion, said that we all feel an a nation the untimely and irreparable loss. The motion was unanimously agreed to, all present standing as a mark of respect. It was resolved to issue notices drawing attention to the King's Proclamition as to the observance of Friday as a day of mourning, and giving particulars of the memorial services in the Cathedral and C.M. Chapel. NEW COUNCILLOR. On the motion of Mr S D Thomas, seconded by Mr H A Cleaver, Mr Robert Hughes, grocer, of L jwer-street, was elect- ed a Parish Councillor in the room of Mr Morgan Williams, resigned. R FOOTPATH BY PENTRE. A letter was read from the L. and N.W. Railway Co., disputing the contention of the Council aa to a public right-of-way under Pentre Bridge, and that the use thereof by the public was in the nature of a trespass. In the opinion of several of the members there was an undoubted right-of-way, and it was resolved that the matter be referred to the following committee, to satisfy themselves as to the public rights with a view to make a representation to the District Counoil :-Dr Davies, Messrs H A Cleaver, Robert Jones, and the Chair- man. THE RATE. A complaint was received from the Overseers of the Parish as to heavy oall of aC70 for special expenses, necessitating the levying of a special rate of 3d in the 9. The Chairman stated that a large ex- penditure had been incurred in relaying the pipe line after the washing away of the river bank by the recent floods. The Vice-chairman was of opinion that the damage was oaused by the non-repair of the river banks by the riparian owners who were in receipt of rents from certain fields for the express purpose of keeping up the banks of the river, and unless this was done there was likely to be a repeti- tion of the damage. There was also a great nuisance along Peng worn-road during the winter months, owing to the flooding of the roads from tho same cause. The matter was being enquired into by the County Council. This matter was also referred to the Oommittee for consideration and report.
St. Asaph (Flint) Rural District Council. The annual meeting was held on Friday, present:—Messrs W Morris, W Conwy Bell, Llew B Evans, J Lothian, E Morgan, George Williams, W Watts, Edward Wil- liams, W S Roberts, Jno Jones, R E Griffiths, C Grimsley (clerk), R Lloyd (road surveyor), and E 0 Evans (sanitary surveyor and inspector). THE NEW CHAIRMAN. £ Mr E Morgan proposed that Mr Wm Morris (Rhuddlan) be the new chairman, Mr Conwy Bell seconded, and referred to the excellent way in which that gentle- man had discharged the duties of the chair, whilst presiding over the deliberations of the Rhuddlan Parish Council. The election proved unanimous, and Mr Morris assured them that in everything he did he would have the welfare of the dis- trict at heart. THE VICE-CHAIRMAN. Mr Conwy Bell proposed that Mr J Lothian be vice-chairman. Mr R E Griffiths and Mr W S Roberts seconded. Mr J Lothian proposed that Llew B Evans (Rhuddlan) be vice-chairman. Mr Jno Jones seconded. On being appealed to allow his name to go to the vote, Mr Lothian said he would do so if it were the unanimous wi.sh of the members, but not otherwise. Mr Llew Evans then withdrew hi3 name, and Mr Lothian was elected, thank- ing the members for the honour they had conferred on him. DEATH OF THE KING. The Chairman referred to the death of King Edward, and proposed a vote of condolence with the members of the Royal Family, which was passed in silence. THE UPKEEP OF ROADS: TOO MUCH EXPENDITURE. A complaint was received from the Cwm Parish Council as to the state of the roads in that district, In the opinion of the Council more labour was required on the roads and less material. Mr W Conwy Bell said he thought that the matter ooald stand over for the present, and he also proposed that the tenders for the carting of material for road repairs be also referred to a small oommittee who should go over the whole of the district roads for the purpose of ascertaining whnt was'really required for their repair. He was sorry to say that he had a surprise packet for the Counoil. He had had pre- pared by the best authority some figures, and he was sorry to say that either their Surveyor did not understand his business or there was something radically wrong with the system under which they were working. He was sorry to say that their roads in the St Asaph district cost the ratepayers about 27 per mile more than in I other districts. The figures he had had supplied him were as to] Iowa :-Hawarden Rural District, with a mileage of 186, had an average of E14 6s per mile, and employed one surveyor aod 27 men; Holywell, 285 miles, at £ 14 15a per mile, two surveyors, 49 regular men and occasional help in the winter, steam rolling regularly carried out, and the cost of which was included in the L14 15i; Overton distriot, 99 miles, X12 16s per mile, one surveyor, 14 men, and two extra men occasionally S n Asaph, 81 miles, iCl9 4s per mile, one surveyor, and 15 men. It would be seen from those figures that the St Asaph district roads oost 27 per mile more than the Overton or Maelor district, and aC5 more than either Hawarden or Holywell. Why did he not know? It really meant that this district was taxed to the extent of X400 per annum more than Overton for the roads, notwith- standing the fact that the Overton district had a very large number of mechanical motors passing through it, and where the traffio was very heavy. He proposed that a oommittee personally inspect their roads in the distriot, and after they had done so the members ooald go through the tenders and asoertain the amount of material which, in their opinion, would be required. That system was being adopted in the No. 1 district of the County Council, of whieh he was chairman, and he believed that it would result in their being able to save a considerable amount of money. It was an extraordinary thing that last month the Surveyor asked for another £100 for road repairs for the ensuing year, and that in the face of the fact that the County Coun- 011 had taken off 5 miles of the roads over which there was the heaviest traffic. The road he meant was that from Prestatyn to to the boundary of Abergele. It was against all common sense that such a state of things should exist, and what was the use of Mr Morgan and himself fighting on the County Council for the maining of roads, it, when they had gained their point, they found that the expenditure on the remaining district roads was heavier ? The Road Surveyor asked to be allowed to explain matters. The Chairman: No; not until a speoifio oharge has been made. Mr Conwy Bell: I think we should hear other members before the Surveyor. The Vice-Chairman: What roads in the districts you have mentioned are steam rolled ? Mr Conwy Bell: Holywell have steam rolled for years, and that is included in the L14 per mile. Mr E Morgan agreed with Mr Conwy Ball, and seconded his proposal. He had seen the figures Mr Bell had referred to at the meeting of the County Main Roads Committee, and he was bound to say that they came as a great surprise to him. He could not understand it, and their eyes had been opened. The St Asaph district was placed in an advantageous position as regards material, and the cartage in other districts would be heavier. St Asaph and Holywell had material at their very doors, and he felt that it was child's play to go on as they were doing. It placed the members of that Council in an awkward position on the County Com- mittees when such a state of things existed. Mr Edward Williams hoped that the Council would consider the position of the villages. They heard a great deal about the making up the roads, but the villages seemed to be neglected. In Dyserth people had to wade through mad to go to Church or Chapel, and he hoped that if any steam rolling was done it would be in the villages where people had to walk about. Mr Llew Evans said he felt that the Council should have some information as to the nature of the tramo on the roads in the various districts. It was possible that in the other districts the circumstances were quite different. Mr Conwy Bell considered that the ad- vantage would be with the St Asaph distriot, where there were many roads with very little traffic. Mr Edwin Morgan: St Asaph, I should say, has the larger per oentage of roads which are not used. About my place there are many roads scarcely used at all. The motion of Mr Conwy Bell having been carried, The Road Surveyor asked permission to address the Council, but the Chairman said he did not think it was necessary, as there was still no speoifio oharge against the Surveyor. It was agreed that the Chairman, Vice- Chairman, Mr Conwy Bell, Mr Morgan, and Mr Edward Williams should form the oommittee, meeting at Bodfari and driving through the district. THE ISOLATION HOSPITAL. A letter was read from the Parish Coun- oil of St Asaph urging the Rural Distriot Council to proceed at once with the erection of an isolation hospital on the pieoe of land adjoining the Workhouse. It was arranged to oall a special meeting of the joint committees on a convenient day. RHUDDLAN PARISH COUNCIL FINDS FAULT. A letter was next read from the Rhudd- Ian Parish Council threatening that unless attention was paid to sanitary matters in the parish the Local Govornment Board would be written to. Mr Conwy Bell said the matter was discussed at the meeting of the Parish Council, and he believed it was the result of what was stated in the AJedical Officer of Health's report. Ho did not know what the new members wanted, unless it was that the whole of the houses should be connected with the main sewer, and that would mean a tremendous expense, which the parish could not afford. After a long discussion, Mr Llew Evans suggested that they ask the Sanitary In- spector for a report as to the number of houses connected with the main sewer and the number that should- be conneoted. The Chairman did not consider that every house required connection. Mr Conwy Bell said the Bodrhyddan estate was quite prepared to go to the expense if the people would pay for it. It had already cost them about 9400. Mr W S Roberts seconded Mr Llow B Evans, and this was carried. THE SANITARY INSPECTOR'S REPORT. Mr Evans placed his report before the meeting dealing with the work of the district, and was satisfactory.
Serious Accident near Bodelwyddan Church. A serious accident occurred on the Glas- coed Hill, near the Bodelwyddan Marble Church, six miles from Rhyl, on Saturday. Mr Jones, bailiff of tho Rhyl County Court, was returning home on a motor- bioyole. He was descending I he hill, which is very steep, the main road from St Asaph to Abergele running at right angles at the foot. He lost control of his machine and, dashed into a motor-oar which was travelling from Manchester to Colwyn Bay. The motor-bicycle was smashed, and the rider, throwing himself from the machine before the collision, fell on his head. The wings of the motor-car were damaged, and the steering gear was dislocated. MThe oooupanfs of the car pulled up im- mediately, pioked up Mr Jones, who was badly cat about the head and body, and carried him in the oar to Abergele, where he was medically attended. -<. U_u_-
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