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llAPPY AT LAST. Crushing an inipiecntion behind his wlli"- tee.lh, Ilis block brows knitted into a frown I IDOMI. ible to see above so dark, so strong a fnce, Hugh Glengower left the warm, luxmioiiM loom, and strode out into the wild November trliadows. The music from within followed liiiii and harlllollizeol, 8ollleholV, with the spirit of the uncanny night. "II. ;;1 Ille, NOl'uHt 1 "-P/l111 Cal'l'nt1I's Len or, beanlifully full and clear, passionately plead- jug: the .soprano accompanying it—Valerie Glengower's Nuptano—clear, llexible, and—— Noi-ikit itiul I ei,e(i fici- liege lord, kicking ;i, marble aphrodite off her pedestal I xvi^b I bad mime decent pretext for kicking him out of Moor* for bis presumption." Tin' song had ended now, and leaping np behind ii,s polished bars, the firelight painted quaint, evanescent frescoes upon the oaken J), of I lie wall it reflected itself a dozen- fold in the long mirrors set between them; it i';ii. MSI'II tin- marble statuary reposing in tlie a leovi-s and niches, the ricli-liucil draperies and velvet lilies of the carpet; and last, but not least, ii floated upon flie slight, straight form which suddenly wheeled from the open piano, and dlifted into its circle. ,K!m• was laughing and chatting gayly with hei ciiinpdiiioii, enipliasising her words with picl HO.IM and gestures, while lie fai removed though he was, Hugh Gleugowei knew he was looking down upon her with his soul in bis dark eloquent eyes; and heedless of the wild wind, the fact that he was bare- headed beneath it, his host, rushed away over the cliffs, leal lie might rush in and Llnottle him for his insolent worship. FOI Valeril ah this was the retribution she was dealing him with seeming indifference. Mow could he blame her, remembering that day long ago when she had come to liiui, demanding to know if the thing she had over- heard nossjpers say >vci'o true—if lie had married her in n. lit of pique, because another woman—a woman of his own proud world- had jilted him ? lie would have denied it if he could hut with those great, proud, flashing eyes reading his soul, how could he? 0 If lie had loved her then as lie loved her now, he would have taken her forcibly in his arms-his beautiful little tigress, and kissed away all her anger, her resentment. Hut •vhen, then, lie would have protested, excused himself somewhat and soothed her, she had spurned and silenced him. "They were pitying iiie-pityiiig me—the two of them I "she cried, harshly. "Your brother-in-law that might have been, Paul Cai ruth, and yonr highly-bred cousin, his love, Miss Laurie Denton. It was Loo bad you had not IJIlIIsed to collect. your senses before plung- ing into the social mire to pick up your wife." 11 011, G od, oh, God I she continued, as she wrong her hands and tossed them above her 't head in despair too awful to be remembered by tile witness of it without a shudder. llow 1 hate, how I despise you, Hugh Glengower, for the cowardice with wldel, yon wrecked my life, broke my heart I" That was long ago, uigJ. two years; but ever since she had been what lie had made her -iii,s wife in iititie oiily in reality a stranger. Site IIU(I spurned all his attempts at recon- ciliation—shrunk from his softened tones, and even in her gayest moments, froze over at a sudden word—a glance of his. She had taken Laurie Denton's lover from her at a glance. He was her slave, living only in her presence forgetful of his troth to her husband's coiisiii-foi-gt,tftil of all things save the subdued lire in Valerie Glengower's dusky eyes, the poetic passion of her beautiful half- sad, half-bitter wholly-haughty face. When, after a long tramp over the frozen Bands and through the bereft park, Glengower returned home, lie found her standing before the grate in the library alone. In an attitude peculiar to herself, her arms clasped behind her sleuiler back, two heavy braids of pnrple-black hair falling over their }>retty fairness, and reaching almost to her •eels, vividly contrasted with the blood-red liue of her gown. Where is Carruth ? lie asked. His keen eyes bad searched the room, "He has gone," site answered, almost wearily, certainly with a 8nd inflection of the voice. "lie received a message; lie was called honieaat once, I believe." An instant her husband regarded fier, liis strong face working with the violence of his emotion. He strode forward and laid his hand on her arm, but she shook it off with a shiver; and standing somewhat apart faced hiin, cold as marble to all appearances. "Mast it be "lways this way between us, Val? lie asked, lioti-sely. 11 1 Itve you no I pity, no mei cy, or do you wish to madden me ? "I wish 110111ilig concerning you, Hugh Glengower, except tlmt I had never seen yon," )lie returned. You were not merciful to me when you blighted my life, and held me DP to the ridicule, the contemptuous jiity, of your world. You have warped, hardened, maddened me; how can you, then, expect Womanly softness ? It is not in me With that, she swept from the room. To have remained longer would have been to lose her self-control before him; but from the doorway she heard him groan and saw him cover his face with his hands against the mantel-piece. A mist-blinded vision then, a great, hard sob rose in her throut' and she fled to the seclusion of her own room, where she threw herself down upon the conch and wept as women never weep whooften give way to tears. At length she sat up, her eyes swollen, her liair dishevelled, but more peace in her heart than bad been there ever since that hour when she discovered Hugh Glengower's love had been another's when lie married her. Surely lie was punished enough; and now that he loved her so well, asshe loved liiii), kilie could afford to forgive his mad sin she could afford to be happy in the dear strong arms for whose embrace she had so often yearned. How hard, how proud, how unforgiving she had been yet, thank God, thank God, it was not too late yet- ittiii she was his tvife No power on earth coulll alter that knowledge. Slipping to his room, she found the door still slightly ajar, a lamp burning low on the dressing-table, his valet dosing in a chair. A sudden fear darted through her heart. Why, it must be hours since she had left him in the library—conld lie still be there or-- Au instant she paused, her breath nigh stopped then, with winged feet, flew down the shallow stairs, and, gliding np to the library door, softly opened it and peered in. Standing under a fnll blaze of light, one hand clutching a shining weapon, his face averted, but its profile set npon her heart for ever, stood her husband. With a wild cry she reached his side, and el-i.sl)etl in both her own the hand which held the revolver. My love, my love I my husband, lingli she paiited, her white face lifted to his. •« Oh, y u would not, you cottld not! To leave me all nil/lie 1 J1 'l.il loiie I)it,terly he echoed. "No, you could have the man you Jove-you conld marry Carrnl h." Don't I she cried—" don't I Oh, Hugh, can't you see? I love yon as I always have it win only my insane pride, my desire foi vengeance. To-night 1 sent Pitni Ctri-utli from me for ever. 1 have had my revenge on I him and his love for their contemptuous pity. ]Jut you The revolver dropped at her feet, and he strained her to his breast. Si-.x (?Its later, iviien site liear(I of Cari,titli'a mllrriage with his 0111 love, Valerie knelt at her husband's feet and I pray God they may be happy," she said earnest!v—"liapov as we are now. beloved I
Are Women Growing Wiser P Te the Editor of the Free Press. Dear Sir,-Your correspondent "Amelia" flies too high altogether in her estimate of women's wisdom. In my estimation, a woman's home, her husband, and her children should be her pride and care. The comfort of the home, and the wants of her husband and little ones should be her study. Not only should she meet their requirements when in health, but also when "out of sorts." To do this successfully re- quires some knowledge of homely and effective medicines. Yet how little reol knowledge many women possess on such subjects may be gauged by the amount of money spent on worthless and expensive medicines Fortuna- tely one is glad to note the rapidly-increasing use of a remedy like Charles Forde's Bile Bean for Biliiousness in this connection. The wisdom of hous-ewives who always keep a box of this wonderful vegetable preparation on their shelves is to be commended. Attacks of the blues brought on by indigestion, head acke, sleeplessness, or some other little" ailment, are fruitful sources of family unhappi- ness and the woman who by judicious use of this natural vegetable remedy brings an end to these ailments occurring either in herself, husband, or children, to my mind shows much wisdom. Amelia" may talk about the bad temper and boorishness of modem men as she chooses, but she should not forget that health often governs temper. A little money spent on Bile Beans as a preventative of, or cure for indigestion—and, incidentally, bad temper- would show more practical wisdom that much pliilosopbising. -yours, CONSTANT READER.
LLANBEGLA. MARRIAGE OF MISS LIZZIE STEPHENS AND MR BELLIS. A very" pretty and interesting wedding took place at Pisgab Chapel, Llandegla, when Miss Lizzie Stephens, only daughter of Mrs Davies, Queen's Cottage, and grand-daughter of the late Mr E Stephens, Carnarvon, was joined in holy wedlock to Mr Pryce Bellis, 6 Platt street, Manchester, by the Rev J T Hughes, the pastor of the Chapel. The bride was charmingly dressed in heliotrope cloth, trimmed with white silk, and wore large white hat, trimmed with white chiffon. Her brides- maid, Miss Bellis, sister of the bridegroom, was dressed alike, the only difference being that she wore heliotrope flowers in her hat. Mr R H Davies, brother of the bride, acted as beat man. The wedding guests were Mrs Stephens and Mr H Stephens, Mr and Mrs Jones (White Horse), Miss Davies, Miss Hughes, Miss Evans, Mr Willie Jones, Rev J Tonlas Hughes, &c., &c. After the wedding breakfast the wedding party were photographed in front of the residence of the bride's mother, and in the afternoon drove to Llangollen. The follow- ing is a list of the wedding presents Mrs Davies (mother of bride), Family Bible and antique china. Mr Willie Davies (brother), china tea set. Mr R H Davies (brother), cheque. Mr E Stephen Davies (brother), ornamental slippers and antique china. Mr Bellis (father of bridegroom), writing desk. Mrs Bellis (mother), quilt and kitchen utensils. Miss Bellis (sister), bedroom service and chambers. Miss M E Bellis (sister), coal cabinet. Mr W H Bellis, pictures. Miss Edwards, Bwlch Bychan, damask table cloth. Miss Hughes, Cross Keys, table cloth. Mr and Mrs Jones, White Horse, fancy antimacassars. Miss Maggie Roberts, salt cellar. Mr and Mrs Elhs Jones, London House, cheque. Ihe Rev S Evans and Mrs Evans, cheque. Mrs Row- lands, photo. Mrs Jones, Pontstyllod, antique jug. Mrs Davies, Dafarn Dowyreh, fancy tea- pot and stand. Mrs Evans, Boot Warehouse, fancy glass butter cooler. Miss Evans, celery glass. Mrs Davies, Bryntirion, breakfast cruet. Mra Harrison, coloured table cloth. Mrs Jones, Liverpool House, Japanese tie box and tea caddy. Miss Davies, Kevenula, damask table cloth. Mrs Roberts, Pen Stryt, table cloth. Mrs Ellen Roberts, bedroom towel. Mrs Roberts, Hafod Bilston, toilet covers". Miss Hughes, Hafod'r Abbot, damask table cloth. Mr J Bellis, jun. (brother), china plant pot4 Mr Arthur Bellis, patent blind rollers. Misa Jones, Whalley Range, white quilt. Mr3 Hughes, Featiniog, fans. Mr Dawson, Whalley Range, pictures. Miss Elsie Dawson, salt cellars. Mr6 Dawson, glass dishes. Mrs Stephen, Denbigh, white counterpane. Miss Kate and Pollie Smitjh, bedroom towels. Mrs Thomas Williams. Bwlchgwyn, damask table cleth. Miss Williams, Bwlchgwyn, d'oyley covers. Miss Hughps, Ddol ddu, tea pot. Mrs Jones, Peatstyllod, antique jug.
LLANYCHAN AND DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB. CRICKET FIXTURES FOR 1901. June 15th, Cor wen, Corwen. June 22nd, Bala, Bala. June 29th, Open. July 6th, Denbigh, Llanychan. July 13th, Ruthin Grammar School, Llanychan. July 20th, Dolgelley, Dolgelley. July 27th, Mold. Mold. August 3rd, Penbedw, Llanychan. August 5th (B.H.), Bala, Llanychan. August 10th, Mostyn Park, Mestyn Park. August 17th, Afonwen, Afonwen. August 22nd (Thursday), Mold, Llanychan. August 24th, Denbigh, Denbigh. August 31st, Penbedw, Peubedw. September 7th, Corwen, Llanychan.
LLANYCHAN V MOSTYN PARK. This match was played at Llanychan en Saturday. Seere LLANTCHAN. Capt Chalk b ColIs 3 C C Mott run out «« 0 W G Rigby b Cells 3 A R Wood b Bullcock »• 0 W J L Morgan b Colls 7 J D Miller b Colls 5 W B Parry b CoIls 0 T A Wynne Edwards c Callierb Colls 1 D E Humphreys Roberts run out 1 W 0 Jones b Colls 2 J H Gibbs not out 1 Extras. 4 Total 27 MOSTYN PARK. Berrington lbw b Wynne Edwards 23 D Fraser b Chalk 1 G Inglis ct Wood b Chalk 8 Colls ct Lewis Morgan b Chalk 0 D Hall ct and b Mott 17 A C Williams b Miller 15 W Bullcock ct Wood b Gibbs 17 J Inglis ct Wynne Edwards b Gibbs 0 R Davies b W G Rigby 0 Rev 0 Davies not out 6 Callier b Gibbs 1 Extras 4 Total 92
A QUART OF DELICIOUS CUSTARD FREE. It is a long time since we have been so de- lighted with an article of food as we have been recently with a Custard made from "Eiffel Tower Custard Powder. It is simply perfect, and we advise every lover of Custards to try it at once. We recommend it simply and solely for its excellence, at the same time we cannot understand how the makers can produce for a penny a packet sufficient to make a quart. You can doubtless get it from your Grocer, but we understand that Messrs. Foster, Clark and Co., 8630, Eiffel Tower Factory, aid- stone (who are also manufacturers of the famous" Eiffel Tower Lemonade) will send sufficient to make a quart free on receipt of a postcard.
CORWEN. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Fin DAY.—Present: Dr Jones (chairman); Messrs John Thomas, Bettws G.G. Godfrey Parry, Humphreys Rees, Hugh Hughes, and R O Roberts, Gwycldel- wern W E Williams and Thomas Owen, Llangar; Hon Mrs Eden, and Rev Ivan T Davies, Llandrillo; E P Jones, Llan- santffraid G.D. David Hughes, Bryn- eglwys John Roberts, Cerrigydruidion Thomas Jones, Llansantffraid G.C. John Williams and David Jones (Rhospen- gwern), Llangollen Rural; Miss Barker, Mrs Richards, and Mrs Roberts, Llan- gollen Urban Col Lynes, Simon Jones, and Thomas Ellis, Llangwm D W Roberts, Llantysilio Thomas Hughes (clerk), Dr Horatio E Walker, E Derby- shire and E Foulkes (relieving officers), R Williams (master;.
STATISTICS. Out relief administered during the past fortnight—Corwen district, per Mr E Derbyshire, X53 10s lid to 210 paupers; corresponding fortnight last year, £50 4s to 192 paupers. Llangollen district, per Mr E Foulkes, £ 51 6s lid to 199 paupers corresponding fortnight last year, 150 8s to 188 paupers. Number of inmates in the house, 49; corresponding week last year, 50. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 50 against 41 for the corresponding fortnight of last year.
ABSENT MEMBEK. Colonel Mainwaring wrote regretting his inability to attend this meeting as he had been oppointed to superintend a scholarship examination at Cerrigydruidion on the same day.
VALUATION EXPENSES. The assessment committee recommended that Mr C Lynam, Stoke-on-Trent, be paid zC38 10s, being the amount of his bill .for re-valuing the railways in the parishes of Llangollen Rurai and Urban. The Clerk stated that so far he had not received any appeal from the railway company against the valuation, although the rateable value had been increased by about £ 800. It was resolved to pay the bill.
EDEYllNION RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. Friday.—Present: Messrs E P Jones, vice-chairman, presiding J Thomas, Bet- tws G.G.; Dr Jones, H Rees, and Hugh Hughes, Corwen; John Hughes, Robert Wynne, and R 0 Roberts, Gwyddelwern; W E Williams and Thomas Owell, Llangar Hon Mrs Eden and Rev Ivan T Davies, Llandrillo; Mr Thomas Hughes, clerk Dr Howel White, Medical Officer of Health Mr E Edwards, surveyor.
BYE-LAWS. Acting upon information recently pub- lished in the "Councillor and Guardia,, I I to the effect that the Local Government Board had favourably considered an appli- cation made to them by the Society of Architects to modify the Model Bye-laws as regards rural districts, the Clerk had written to the Local Government Board stating that the Model Bye-laws had been adopted by the Council and deposited for the prescribed year, but that before pro- ceeding further in the Council wished to know whether it would not be advisable for them to adopt the modified bye-laws in- stead. The Local Government Board replied that they hope to be in a position to issue the Rural Bye-laws referred to in the letter shortly, and that copies will then be sent. Meantime the Board thought that the Edeyrnion Rural District Council would be well advised to defer the sub- mission of their proposals until they have had an opportunity of considering the new model clauses.
CORWEN SEWERAGE. The Committee appointed some time ago to look up the question of Corwen sewerage submitted their report, detailing the various sanitary improvements carried out in Cor- wen during the last twenty years. It appears that with the exception of provid- ing sewage purification works, everything suggested by the Local Government Board and their Inspectors from time to time had been fully carried out. Great pressure had been brought upon the Council by the Local Government Board to provide sew- age disposal works, but owing to the topographical features of Corwen and the great difficulty of adapting any scheme to work satisfactorily, as well as the heavy expense that would fall upon such a small place, the matter had been deferred with no inconvenience whatever to the town thereby. After a long discussion it was decided to adjourn the meeting for a fortnight, and in the meantime to ask Mr Berrington, Wolverhampton, to meet the committee to gp into the details of the scheme he had prepaired for the council.
LLANDRILLO SEWER. The Rev Ivan T Davies called attention to the offensive stench now coming out of the old sewer at Llandrillo, and the follow- ing committee were appointed to look into the matter with powers delegated to them to carry out what they consider necessary —Hon Mrs Eden, Rev Ivan T Davies, Messrs Henry Davies, W E Williams, Thomas Owen, and the Surveyor.
CLYNDYFRDWY WATER SUPPLY. It was decided to extend the water supply at Glyndyfrdwy so as to serve the mew vicarage there.
GWYDDELWERN PARISH COUNCIL. A letter was read from Gwyddelwern Parish Council calling attention to the filthy state of St Beuno's well, from which tfce villagers get their drinking water, and also to the delapidated state of Glynmawr footbridge. It was decided to request the Parish Council to clean out the well themselves at once, and with respect to Glynmawr bridge the Surveyor was directed to make a plan and estimate by the next meeting.
PLAN. A plan for a new residence for the Minister, by the Congregational Chapel at seated11' WU3 apProved of> signed, and
CYNWYD WATER SUPPLY. Mr Thomas Owen called attention to the scarcity of water at Cynwyd village, and gave notice that he will,' at the next meet- ing, move that the contemplated new waterworks be proceeded with at once.
WATER RATE. A water rate for the district of GIYIl- dyfrdwy was approved of and signed.
ST. ASAPB. CLOSING OF SCHOOLS.—Tlie day and Sunday Schools have been closed for three weeks, owing to the measles prevailing in the City, by order of the medical officer of health, Dr J Lloyd Roberts. KILLED AT THE FRONT.—We regret to have to announce that Mr Hugh Thomas, Ty Cnap, Glascoed, was informed by the War Office on Saturday, 8th inst., that his son, 2987 Private Peter Thomas, Welsh Fusiliers, was killed near Potchefstroom last week. CONCERT.—A very successful concert was held on Thursday, the 6th inst., at the Waengoleugoed Congregational Chapel. The Gwaenysgor Male Voice Choir, under the baton of Mr J H Parry, gave an excel- lent rendering of several pieces. The accompanist being Mr J H Savage, New- market. HAILSTONES IN JUNE!—On Wednesday afternoon last the City was visited by a very sharp shower of hailstones, which con- tinued for several minutes, an occurance seldom witnessed in the month of June. No doubt it was welcomed by the incur- able farmers, whose continual cry is Rain! rain rain! RELIGIOUS EXAMINATION.-—On Friday last the Rev J Hamer Lewis, Diocesan Inspector, conducted his annual examina- tion at the Boys' and Girls' National Schools, also at the Infants. We believe that the list of "Passes this year is remarkably good. The schools, after the examination, was broken owing to reason related elsewhere. PREACHING MEETING.—The Calvinistic Methodists of Cefn Meiriadog held their annual preaching meetings last week, which commenced on Thursday evening and con- tinued all day Friday. The preachers being the Revs J Puleston Jones, Bangor, and S T Jones, Rhyl. There were very large congregations at all the services, and all were delighted with the powerful sermons. PRIZE WINNER.—We are pleased to state that Miss Myfanwy Jones, NVern Cottage, has been successful in taking 1st prize for an essay on "Sjlack Beauty" (open to England and Wales), receiving 191 marks out of a possible 200; also first for Chuich history. These competitions are promoted by the G.F.S. Elementary Reading Union. The prizes will be awarded at the annual festival of G.F.S., which is to be held this month at St Asaph. VOLUNTEERS.—We are getting quite military in the little City. Last week a sham fight took place close to the old "Pont Dafydd." The "City Squad" was to take the old bridge, which was in the possession of the emeny, which was done without a shot being fired by him. This week there is another of the same nature to take place at Pentre Bridge, which is going to be held by the Rhuddlan Squad. We hope they will again return victorious, and that there shout will be victory."
THE NEW POST OFFICE AND BANK. We mentioned some weeks ago that the old Mostyn Arms was about to be de- molished and the site used to erect a New Post Office thereon. The work is now in progress, and the buildings, which for long past have been a great eyesore, are fast disappearing. The Arms have remained in their present deserted condition for quite a dozen years past, in fact from the time when the license was allowed to lapse, and the weather-beaten walls and broken windows, with their rotten frames, have, needless to say, been a great eyesore both to residents and visitors alike. It was purchased some years ago by Mr Moses Roberts, draper, St Asaph, and now he proposes to turn the old building to good account in the manner named. The lower side of the building is to become the new Post Office, and will be very considerably more commodious and suitable for the pur- pose than the present post office, which is not only small and inconvenient, but to a stranger difficult to find, and not, by any means, suitable for the central Post Office of a city. The basement will be converted into a front and public office, behind which will be a room which will either serve as a sorting or telegraph room. At the rear on the first floor there will be another fairly large room, which will serve for one of these purposes. In the front of the build- ings on the first floor the present plans make provision for a breakfast and another room, or if necessary these rooms also can be devoted to business premises. The side of the hotel nearest the top of the hill is to be fitted for the purposes of a bank. The work has been undertaken, on behalf of Mr Roberts, by Mr John Jones, builder and contractor, Lower-street, St Asaph, whilst the architect is Mr Richard Davies, Bangor. A cumber of workmen are now engaged on the place, and its inferior has under their hands become little more than a series of heaps of debris. Ultimately they will produce a building creditable to the city and .admirably adapted for postal and banking purposes.
AD- ST. ASAPH B,AAD OF GUARDIANS. FRIDAY.—Mr R Llewelyn Jones presiding over a full attendance of Guardians. THE RECTOR OF DENBIGH AND THE BOARD. Once again the disagreement between the Board and the Rector of Denbigh as to the burial fees came to the front, when, in reply to the refusal of the Board at the last meeting to pay the amount due to the Rector under the table of fees, namely, 10s each for the burial of two paupers, offering instead a fee of 2s 6d each only. r The following letter was now read from the Rev Daniel Davies (rector of Denbigh) on the subject of the fees claimed by him for the burial of paupers in Denbigh churchyard Rectory, Denbigh, June 5th, 1901. To the Guardians of the St Asaph Union. Gentlemen,—I beg leave to acknowledge your letter of May 29th, delivered to me by your Clerk. I feel that the time has come to bring this matter to a final issue. I have demanded the payment of the fees prescribed in the Table of Fees fixed bv the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The letter of the Local Government Board, dated May 9th, 1901, will show you that in doing so I am only asking what is strictly legal, and as a question of principle is in- volved in this demand I shall enforqe the payment of my account. For the future I have offered and now repeat the offer, to remit in the cape of paupers 7s 6d from the legal fee. I do this in order to make it clear that while, I am determined to enforce what is a matter of legal right and principle, I am earnestly anxious that you should understand that it is not a question of money that is at take. I am confirmed in my view of the neces- sity of upholding the question of principle by the position the Guardians have thought fit to take up in this matter. I am, yours faithfully, DANIEL DAYIES. I The Chairman said the case was that the Rector was actually claiming JOS7for bury- I ing; his own parishioners who were paupers, I I contrary to the custom observed by Church clergymen and Nonconformist ministers in every parish throughout the union. Mr Joseph Jones proposed, and Mr Thomas Lloyd seconded, and it was agreed, that the Board proceed with the next business.
THE BOARD ORDER. THE PAUPERS IN FUTURE SHALL BE BUEIEIl IN THE CEMETERY. The Relieving Officer for Denbighjwas then called before the Board, and he asked for definite instructions as to the future burial of paupers in that place. He had recently given an order for thejinterment of a pauper in the churchyard, but the Rector insisted upon receiving a written. order for the grave and clergyman to officiate. He then made inquiries:as to the cost of burying paupers in the cemetery and found it was only 3s 6d. Hejhad told the Rector about it, and he said that the cemetery was the proper place forfthe in- terment, and on being asked to take. the service, as the person belonged to the Church, the Rector did so and had made no charge. The Chairman You have only pajd 3s 64 I' and the Rector performed the service free. What do you complain of ? (laughter). Relieving Officer Nothing. I want to know what I must do if relatives of a deceased person wish the body to be in- terred in the churchyard near relatives. Mr R J Williams: Ask the relatives to pay the difference. Relieving Officer: But some are too poor, and only half a dozen will attend the funeral. The Chairman Go to the cemetery then. I do not care where I am buried. Relieving Officer: Am J to bury in the cemetery against the feelings of the relatives ? Mr R J Williams: Unless they will pay the difference in the cost. The Chairman: Go where the burying is the cheapest. If you get up a competition between the Vicar and the Nonconformist ministers they will do it for nothing in the end (laughter). It was decided that in future all paupers dying in Denbigh should be interred in the cemetery unless relatives paid the extra. charge for the churchyard.
THE HOUSING QUESTION SERIOUS EVICTION CASE. Mr Jones, the master of the workhouse,, reported that a man named Moses Jones, his wife, and six children had had to be ad- mitted to the house, as they had been evicted from the house they had occupied for some years at Llanfairtalhaiarn, and were quite unable to find another house in the district. The Master pointed out that the man was certainly liable for the maintenance of his children, and yet, if they allowed him to take his discharge without his family, the probability was that he might not ap- pear again. He was a hard-working man, earning 18s or XI per week. The Master also pointed out that in two or three similar cases the Board had been victimised in this way owing to the grave difficulty of getting houses, and the fact that the men, finding themselves free from their responsi- bilities for the moment took advantage and sought pastures new. He quoted several cases, particularly emphasising one ia which a father had been sent to gaol, and after his release having, with tears in his eyes, promised the master to do his duty., went to Liverpool, where he signed on as a seaman, leaving his wife and five or six children to the guardians' care. There was a lengthy discussion on the matter, during which the Chairman re- marked that in that union the question of housing of the working classes was a very serious problem, and it was difficult for workmen to get houses anywhere without waiting. The Board, however, recognised their impotence to do anything really satisfactory in the matter, and decided that if they wished to get rid of the care of this family they must trust the man whilst he found a house.
RHYL IMPROVEMENT BILL. The committee of the House of Commons, presided over by Mr Heywood Johnstone, gave further consideration on Tuesday to the bill promoted by the Urban District Council of Rhyl, to enable them to carry out various improvements, including the construction of harbour works, and of an additional storage reservoir. The bill was opposed in respect of the last-named pro- posal by the St Asaph District Council, and the Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council, which were in the Rhyl area of water supply. Hitherto, these, and outside authorities, had paid 2H per cent 2 of the water expenses, the remaining 761 per cent being paid by the Rhyl. Urban District. The bill proposed, however, that of the estimated expenditure of £ 20,000 on the new storage reservoir the Urban Dis- trict of Rhyl should contribute only 75 per cent, and that the other 25 per cent shotid be contributed by the outside districts. It was to this proposal that opposition was offered by the outside authorities. The committee now sanctioned the con- struction of the reservoir but refused to allew the proposed alteration of the con- tributions of St Asaph and Abergele from 23| per cent to 25 per cent in respect of the expenditure of £ 20,000. The clauses by which it was proposed to constitute the Urban District Council of Rhyl a harbour authority were next con- sidered. It was stated that the object of the promoters was, by the construction of a jetty and the dredging of the channel, to facilitate the landing of passengers from excursion steamers. They sought power to raise 110,000 for these works, but at present they only contemplated an expen- diture of aC2,000. Evidence was given by Mr Goodall, the town surveyor, and Mr J Ellis a member of the District Council, ÎIt support of the proposal, which was opposed on behalf of St Asaph and Abergele. The opponents did not object to the construc- tion of the jetty or the dredging, but urged that it was at present premature to ask for the construction of a harbour authority. When such a body was formed St Asaph and Abergele would require representation upon it. The committee refused to create Rhyl s harbour authority, but gave the promoters power to spend S;2,000 on the construction of a jetty, and amended the estimate accordingly, intimating that they possessed sufficient powers with regard to dredirinf? under their act of 1892. The committee then adjourned.
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CERRIGYDBUIPION. CHAra EISTEDDFOD. -From an advertisement on page 4 it will be soon that this Eisteddfod is to take place next Thursday (June 20th) at Cerrigydruidion. There are ever 300 com- petitors in the various subjects. The con- ductor of the Eisteddfod is the Pev W G Owen (Lhfon), Llanelidan. In the evenin a grand concert will take place, when Miss Maggie Davies and Mr Thomas Thomas will takepart. For further particulars see advertisement.