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> T J. WILLIAMS' "r" § A ) fT t— e a § F" GREATANNUALSALE 20 cSfc: SMfc, XXigla. Street, X:30k-,Xxl3iglig Commencing 210NDA F, February 1st, and continuing for ONE MONTH. The whole Stock, without reserve, offered at greatly Reduced Prices, in order to make room for Spring Novelties. T. J. WILLIAMS is compelled, through want of room, to offer the remaining portion of his TORXNTXTEISGL STOCK At most REMARKABLE REDUCTIONS. The Goods are fashionable, and in good Condition. T. J. WILLIAMS does not think it necessary to submit a List of Prices, nor to fully enumerate the class of Goods in the various Departments, as the general character of his Sales are so well known.' Purchasers will find this Sale as eminently satisfactory as any previous one, and the extraordinary Low Prices cannot fail to be appreciated and secure willing Buvers. All Goods marked in Plain Figures for CASH during the Sale. This Sale offers a grand opportunity to obtain in all Departments ea1. X$a.xa|g £ Lirajs* Mantles, Jackets and Capes, Ladies' Waterproofs and Imperial Cloaks, of aDd. I some designs, including Real Seal Skins, the latest Novelties in Styles WIlt be sold regardless of cost. n%ilin..ery oods Will be offered at Special Prices to clear. Dress 1VIa:teria.ls. Some extraordinary Bargains are offered in this Department, regardless of cost. Furs, Hosiery, Gloves, Umbrellas, and General Fancy Goods, are all offered at extremely Low Prices. Flannels, Blankets, Sheetings and Linen of every description, marked down. Special purchases in Calicoes, Oxford Shirtings, Prints, Cretonnes, Flannelettes, &c., all reduced. DRESSMAKING.—Dres3 Fabrics bought at the Sale will be made up at much less than the usual charges. Tailoring I>epartxn.en1;. Style, Fit, and Finish guaranteed. Very Special Terms offered during the Sale. An immense selection of the Newest Patterns. READY-MADE CLOTHING DEPARTMENT. Boys', Youths' and Men's Cloth:ng in Suits, Overcoats, and Single Garments, Waterproof Coats, &c.; unrivalled variety of the most fashionable productions, offered at a substantial Reduction for the Sale. General House Furnishing and 1897 DESIGNS OF WALL PAPER, All Reduced for the Sale. A VISIT OF INSPECTION SOLICITED. Furnishing on the Hire System. FRED ROBERTS AND CO. (Late DEANJS and ROBERTS), 3. RUSSELL BUILDINGS, RHYL, Offer the best faciiities to parties wishing to furnish upon the Hire System, having a large Stock of Drawing Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen Furniture, Aad every requisite to furnish a House-Bedsteads, Bedding, Bassinnettes, Bicycles, Mail Carts, Knife Ma- chines, Wringing Machines, always on hand, and ready for immediate delivery. Far Ready Cash, or Easy Payments. Only Personal application required to get Furniture on our easy payments. The Amoiunt of Deposit or Payment can be reduced or increased to suit the convenience of Customers. Return Raiway Fare for Orders over £ 10 allowed to those country Customers who can make a personal visit. FRED ROBERTS & CO., The House Furnishers, 3, Russell Buildings. Rhyl. -iE) 1_J rTl "mc f~>>. r- /™ r~0 Balm o Gilead fu 1 VJ! It \JI EL U GEORGE'S PILLS i mi." I "They are more than Gold to me-they saved my life." § 'One wonders that things so small should produce such mighty results." PILE & GRAVEL 'Many of my customers have been cured who have suffered for twenty years." The three forms of this Remedy:— 1 No. 1.—George's Pile and Gravel Pills. I" II | Q f No. 2. George's Gravel Pills | | j I Ne. 3.-George's Pills for the Piles. 1 In Boxes, Is. ld. and 2s. 9d. each; by post, Is. 3d. and 3s. I Proprietor :-J. E. GEORGE, M. R. P, S., Hirwain, Glam. j .oœm:¡r CAXBEIAN CELEBRATED IINEEAL WATERS, RUTHIN. MANUFACTURED BY THE RUTHIN SODA WATER CO., LD UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL. By Dr. C. B. FRANCIS, late Principal of the Medical College in Calcutta—an entire stranger to the Company See The Indian Magazine, September, 1888, On the best mode of preserving health in India,' page 487: Among the BEST SODA WATER SOLD is that supplied by the Ruthin Soda Water Company-the Wate beimg obtained from an Artesian Spring in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales. Ask for the "CAMBRIAN WATERS." SODA WATER. LITHIA WATER. LEMONADE. GINGER BEER. SELTZER WATER. AERATED WATER. GINGER ALE. BREWED do PeTASS WATER. QUININE TONIC. ZOLAKONE. LIME JUICE, &c. Cambrian Hop Bitters, from best Kentish Hops, By New Process. Goods forwarded free to all Railway Stations in Great Britain. Price List, Testimonials, and Report of Analysis, post free on application"; Address—Manager, Cambrian Works, Ruthin, North Wales. .d r7IIID -U Cx H W I L L I -X M S) TAILOR AND DRAPER, CHAPEL PLACE, DENBIGH. Begs t. inform the public generally that he has on view an excellent ASSORTMENT OF NEW GOODS of the latest design, and of the best quality that money can procure. LIVERIES of every description cxecut on the shortest notice. liidLiiig Breeches, sl ^pecsijEiXifcy. M.W. being a practical Tailor and Cutter (holder of a Diploma) and having a staff of experienced work- men fit and style is guaranteed, consistent with MODERATE CHARGES. A TRIAL ORDER RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA CAMBRENSIS (Welsh) Edited by the late Rev. JOHN PARRY, D.D., Bala. -4 iew Issue of this great National Work is now out of Press, in which above EIGHTEEN HUNDRED Im prrtant Articles, with the latest Statistics, &c., &c., have been added; the Geographical, and other Articles and Maps are brought down to date. Edited by THOMAS GEE. In 10 super royal 8vo. volumes, price £ 7 10s. in boards half bound in Persian morocco, £ 8 8s. Od.; full bound in ditto, £ 9 9s. Ocl.; ditto, extra, ;21010s.0d. With gilt edges, £ 11 5s. 6d. ANCIENT AND MODERN DENBIGH. Descriptive Histories of the Castle, Borough, and Liberties with sketches of the lives and exploits of the Feudal Lords and Military Governors of the fortress to its final siege, &c. Bv JOHN WIXLIAMS. Price 5s. in boards. DENBIGH, AND DENBIGH CASTLE Price Gd. AN ENGLISH AND WELSH DICTIONARY, Adapted to the present state of Science and Literature; in which the English Words are deduced from their iginals, and explained by their ynonvms in the Welsh Language. By the Rev. D. SILVAN EVANS. In 2 vols., in boards, price £ 2 half calf, £ 2 5s. 0d.; and full calf, £ 2 7s. 6d. THE ENGLISH-WELSH HANDBOOK, AND VOCABULARY. -By Rev. T. Lt, PHILLIPS, B.A. Price Is. 6d .in boards. BOARDS OF "GUARDIANS/ Tlteir Constitution, Duties, &c. Compiled for the use of Guardians, in Wales and Monmouthshire, by F JT BIBCHAM, General Inspector Local Government Board. Price 3d. May be had in English or Welsh. T. CJZT. AXD EOy; rFDI.TSHEnS, DENBIGH. J
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CAMBRIAN GOSSIP. The name of the new chief inspector of elementary schools in Wales, Mr. Legard, is pronounced Lej-ard, and not Le-gard (with a hard 'g') as seems to have been assumed. .0 London Welshmen are not a whit behind their kinsmen in Wales in their zeal for the Eisteddvod. No fewer than six Eistedd- vodau will be held in the Metropolis during the next two months. f» The Welsh colonists of Patagonia are making arrangements to be represented by several of their number, under the leader- ship of Justice Hugh Griffith (Ap Gutyn Ebrill), at the Festiniog National Eisteddvod in 1898. « • • Dr. Simon, a Carmarthenshire Welshman of high academical distinction, who for many years has been principal of the York- shire Congregational College at Leeds, is mentioned as a probable candidate for the principalship of Brecon. • The vacant See of St. David's (says Truth) is worth £ 4,500 a year, with one of the most delightful episcopal residences in Great Britain. The Bishop is patron of 132 livings, of four archdeaconries, of the Deanery of St. David's Cathedral, and of the four resi- dentiary canonries. ■» The second chief choral contest at the Welsh National Eisteddvod is more or less neglected, and it is seldom indeed that a good competition is heard. Why should this be so I As a rule the choirs that enter are, according to the Cerddor, of a third rate or a fourth-rate character. Possibly we may witness better things at Newport. At any rate, we hear that a choir from Bristol is preparinglfor the fray, so that possibly we may this year have a stiff' international contest. # Mr. Justice Grantham, while presiding over the Merionethshire Assizes last week, made a bold attempt to pronounce the sweet and euphemistic name of .'Llanfihangel- genau'r Glyn.' But he couldn't, and, turn- ing to his chaplain in despair, he asked, 'Is it one or half a dozen words ?' One, my Lord,' replied the chaplain, whereupon the Judge exclaimed, with a deep drawn sigh, Then I pity you Welshmen.' Many thanks, my Lord, but the sympathy is sadly mis- placed. « • An analysis of the statistics of the Welsh Nonconformist denominations for 1896shows that the Independents are the strongest in Cardiganshire, and Glamorganshire, the Baptists in Pembrokeshire and Monmouth- shire, and the Calvinistic Methodists in all the counties of North Wales, in Radn rshire and Breconshire in the South, and in the English towns. The total membership is given of 147,20'7 for the Methodists, 136,792 for the Independents, and 101,791 for the Baptists. m # The Drych, the organ of the Welsh people in the United States, reports that three American Welshmen Messrs. Fred L. Jones, J. Mills Davies, and Arthur Bray- have just been on a visit to the counties of Santa Barbara and San Louis Obispo, Cali- fornia, with the object of selecting suitable plots of land for establishing a Welsh colony for quarrymen and it is understood that they, in conjunction with the Hon. G. J. Griffiths and other prominent Welshmen in the States, are holding meetings so as to make the necessary preparations for taking practical steps in the matter. » Owen Glyndwr's character and achieve- ments are sketched in an admirable article in the current number of the Llenor. The writer says that several English historians are investigating the history of this great Welshman, and that they have gradually learned to wonder how so splendid a charac- ter has remained in obscurity so long. In his opinion Owen Glyndwr is one of the two most interesting characters of the fifteenth century—the other being Peter di Luna, better known as Benedictus. The opinion is expressed that his grave is probably in the Dee Valley, perhaps in Corwen Church- yard. • • • Some professors are not above taking good advice even from a policeman. This was de- monstrated very happily on the occasion of the recent synodical examination of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists at Tregaron. Among the candidates was Professor Young Evans, M.A., of Trefecca College, and ac- cording to the London Kelt, the village con- stable, who happened to be in the room, was fairly staggered when he saw the pile of papers which the professor had filled during the first day. The policeman thought he had better interfere. My boy,' said he, in a fatherly tone, tapping the professor familiarly on the shoulder, were I in your place, I would write my answers briefly and to the point!' • The well-known Welsh bard and littera- teur, the venerable Gwalchmai (the Rev. Richard Parry, of Llandudno), on Wednes- day, attained his 94th birthday. Gwalchmai, who is the oldest living Welsh bard, and the oldest Congregational minister in the Prin- cipality (having been ordained in the year 1832), received a great number of congratu- latory messages. It may not be generally known that there are at the present time only two now living of those who took part in the ceremony of 'chairing the successful bard, Caledfryn (the late Rev. W. C. Wil- liams, of Groeswen), at the National Eis teddvod of Wales in the year 1832 at Beau- maris, namely, her Majesty the Queen (then Princess Victoria) and Gwalchmai. Although Mr. Parry is not able to go out of doors he is in splendid health, and he was greatly touched by the kind congratulations he re- ceived from all parts of the country. » ♦ The volume on Welsh Folklore, by the Rev. Elias Owen, F.S.A., which has just been published, is a fascinating and a bewitch- ing production in more senses than one. Tales of witches, conjurors, omen-seeking, spiritualism, and foresight, and also the folklore of Welsh birds and beasts, find place in Mr. Elias Owen's remarkable compilation; all are interesting, many are amusing. Here is an extract:—Dick Spot was a conjuror, and he knew how to punish exorbitant charges. Late one evening he turned into a wayside inn at Henllan (near Denbigh) and called for a glass of beer, bread and cheese. For this he paid lOd. Dick paid, but when the serving maid had gone out of the room he took a scrap of paper from his pocket, and writing a spell upon it, left it under the flap of the table. Soon after the host and his wife went to bed (thinking no doubt they had done well over their late visitor), and the girl stayed to clear away; but no sooner did she get into the room than she took to dancing and singing at the top of her voice:— Six and four are ten, Count it oe'r again. The landlord hastened down to stop thc noise, and his wife looked from above to see what had taken the crazy girl, when to her horror she heard her husband joining in the dance and song. Away she rushed to silence the row herself, and as she entered the en- chanted room, gave a hop in the air, and waltzed round the table, singing as gaily as the others. The noise was soon heard by the neighbours, and some of them, remem- bering they had seen Dick there, and know- ing that he sojourned hard by, ran to find him. Well pleased with the news of the success of his spell, Dick entered the 'dan- cing room,' quietly removed the paper from beneath the flap of the table, burnt it, and down sank the dancers, hoarse and exhaus- ted. Never again did the innkeeper at Henllan charge a traveller lOd. for bread and cheese and a glass of ale. lO>r-
MEETING OF THE IRISH PARTY.
MEETING OF THE IRISH PARTY. ACTION AGAINST MR. HEALY. The following is an authorised report of a private meeting of the Irish Parliamentary party held on Saturday in Committee Room, No. 15, of the House of Commons, under the chairmanship of Mr. Dillon. There was an attendance of fifty-one members Mr. Michael Davitt proposed, and Mr. T. M'Dermott seconded the following resolu- tion, viz., That in accordance with the duty imposed upon the Irish Parliamentary party by the Irish Race Convention to make effective provision for the unity and disci plina of the party, it is resolved, viz. that it is essential that each member should join in loyally carrying out the party policy as settled after full discussion at party meet- ings by the judgment of the majority. That with a view to such discussion and settle- ment, regular meetings shall be held on the first day of each session and on the secono. Tuesday of each month during the session, or the nearest convenient day, and other meetings may be held from time to time, in the judgment of the Chairman, or on the requisition to him of not less than five mem- bers, and that it is the duty of every mem- ber as far as possible to attend the party meetings so as to assist in reaching the best decision upon the questions raised. That it is contrary to the duty of any member to oppose publicly any decision reached by the party, and that in cases in which it has been found impossible to hold a party meeting, and in matters springing up in course of debate or in matters of tactics and admini- stration such as have ordinarily been ar- ranged by the Chairman of the party, it is contrary to the duty of any member to op- pose publicly in the House of Commons the Parliamentary action of the Chairman, taken on behalf of the party, after such advice as he can obtain at the moment, though every member retains his right to criticise and move against such actions in party meetings. That the party observes that a public fund has been started for the maintenance of a portion of the party in rivalry with the na- tional subscription instituted under the authority of the Irish Race Convention, and that a meeting of subscribers to the rival fund resolutions were adopted declining to recognise the Irish National Federation as now constituted and controlled as represen- ting the country, and authorising the forma tion of a new organisation. That these pro- ceedings, if successful, would subvert the unity and destroy the efficiency of the Irish National party, and that it is irreconcilable with the position of any member of the Irish party to associate himself in any way therewith. That in case at a party meeting especially called on not less than one week's notice for the consideration of the question, it be resolved that if any member has at any time since its passage violated the spirit of this resolution, and has thus substantially failed in the obligations it imposes, Le shall thereupon cease to be a member of the party. That this resolution is not intended in any way to impair the obligation of the existing party pledge.' Mr. T. M. Healy moved, Mr. J. P. Farrell seconded, as an amendment, 'The copies of Mr. M. Davitt's resolution be circulated amongst the members, and that the meeting be adjourned for a week.' After some discussion, Mr. Healy's amend- ment was voted upon, and rejected by 34 votes to 17. Alderman Collery next proposed, and Sir Thomas Esmonde seconded, a further amend- ment, 'That the meeting be adjourned to Monday next at eleven o'clock' whichwas carried by 37 to 14. The meeting thereupon adjourned.
WELSH TITHES ASSESSMENT TO…
WELSH TITHES ASSESSMENT TO POOR'S RATE. APPEAL BY THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF ST. ASAPH. The Dean and Chapter of St. Asaph on Mon- day. in respect to their assessment to the poor rate on certain tithe rent charges in the parish of Llanrhaiadr-yn-Mochnant, by the Assess- ment Committee of the Llanfyllin Union, appealed to the Master of the Rolls and Lords Justices Lopes and Chitty from a decision of Justices Wills and Wright in December last on a special case submitted to them in the matter by the Quarter Sessions of Montgomeryshire, to whom the Dean and Chapter appealed from the rating in question. The points raised by the special case were chiefly these-(I) whether deducations in respect to the assessment shoud be allowed on the gross estimated rental (2) whether there should be a deduction for the remuneration paid to collectors, and for legal costs, out of pocket expenses, and bad debts (3) whether also deductions should be made in respect to the liability of the Dean and Chapter as owners of the rectoral tithes to repair the chaneel of the parish church; (4) whether likewise a deduction should be made of tenants profits and (5) whether the estimated value of the gross rentals in one year could be deter- mined by an average of previous years. The decision of their lordships sitting as a divi sional court, being in favour of the overseers, this was now appealed against. Mr. M'Morran, Q.C., with Mr. Stephenson Moore, appearing for the Dean and Chapter, said that originally they appealed to Quarter Sessions against the assessment^made by the Assessme Committee and the Sessions allowed the appellants two deductions, viz. in respect of tenants' profits, and next in respect- to the costs of repair of the chancel of the parish church. On these | wo heads appeal was made to the Divisional Court, and it decided that the Quarter Sessions were wrong as regarded both of them, but gave leave to bring this appeal. As to the tenants' profits, the learned counsel based his objection to disturbing che decision of the Divisional Court on the authority under which their two lordships acted as decided in the case of the Queen and Goodchild and Lord Campbell and James Erie and Crompton.' In the court below it was argued that this decision no longer held good by reason of a later decision in the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, against the overseers of the parish of Liverpool, in which Mr. Justice Blackburn, delivering the decision of the court, cited but did not over rule Queen and Goodchild.' The Master of the Rolls remarked that these cases seemed to have agreed that the tenants' profits ought not to be deducted, and not, a§ he understood the present case, an allowance of 4 per cent in respect of all tenants' taxes had been made for collection, and Quarter Sessions allowed a further reduction of 1 per cent, apparently thinking that the 4 per cent was insufficient. Lord Justice Lopes: But you must have a finding for that insufficiency, and that is essen- Li'I IV a matter for the Sessions. They seemed i to think that a deduction for tenants' profits &rose per se,' whereas the Goodchild case shows that it could only be made in cases where it actually existed. In answer to the Bench, Mr. M'Morran said Mr. Justice Wills in the Divisional Court remarked that they were dealing with hazy hypothetical tenants, and he thought the Mersey Dock case concluded the matter, and they ought not to give the go by to it. Lord Justice Lopes said he thought Quarter Sessions must have misunderstood -the case, and the Goodchild decision was also a case of incumbent's tithe, and Mr. Justice. Crompton was a great authority on this subject. The Master of the Rolls Trade profits are to be considered, and tithes, surely, cannot be called a trade profit. Mr. M'Morran: Ife is not a case of trade profit, but of tenant's profit, and Quarter Sessions allowed the appeal. Lord Justice Lopes asked how repairs came in ? The rector was usually bound to repair the church as a spearate hereditament. Mr. M'Morran said the deductions ordinarily included ecclesiastical dues, of which these repairs formed a part. Lord Justice Lopes The hypothetical tenant is not a hypothetical tenant of the tithe. The Master of the Rolls: And is he entitled to deduct the cost of repairing the chancel. Lord Justice Lopes Which ought to come out of the pockets of the rector. The Master of the Rolls Have you any case from the begining of time till now in which such deduction has been allowed. Mr. M'Morran did not know that he had a case, but be quoted from Archibald's Poor law TexB book, a circular from the Poor law Board interpreting the Act of Parliament. The Master of the Rolls And we shall not pay the smallest regard to it. In support of the decisions below and in opposition to the appeal Mr. Marshall, Q.C. (with him Mr. Ellis Griffith, M.P.) submitted that the appeal should not be allowed. To do otherwise would be ordering a payment twice over. The appellants, having been first allowed the expenses of collection, were then allowed remuneration to the collectors, and also something for tenants' profit. He sub- mitted that such allowances could not be sup- ported. The Master of the Rolls, saying the Court need not trouble the learned counsel further on that point, Mr. Marshall said the next point—the repairs to the chancel-was even more obviously right. By an Act of Charles II. dealing with this particular rectory, the whole of the tithes were devoted to two pur- poses which the Act set forth, particularly the repair of the cathedral of St. Asaph and its choir. On the decision of Quarter Session the appellants said if they were not entitled to deductions in respect of the cathedral, they were as regarded the repairs of the chancel of the parish church. The Master of the Rolls said the Court need not hear anything more on the subject. The rule as to the hypothetical tenant, and how he was to be dealt with, was perfectly well set- tled, and nothing had been said in this case tending to over rule that settlement. The point raised was whether certain deductions should be made. In his opinion a blunder had been made in point of law in the present case, and deductions had been made, all of which could not be defended or supported, though some of them were rightly allowed. The repair of the chancel, so far as he could see, had nothing whatever to do with it, and he thought the appeal should be dismissed. Lord Justice Lopes said he agreed, thinking the Divisional Court right, and that its deci- sions should be affirmed. Lord* Justice Chitty said he concurred in thinking them right, and the appeal was dis- missed, with costs.
CORW E N. BOARD OF (UARDIANS. FRIDAY, January ,iid —Present: Messrs. < W. E. Williams (Chairman); Dr. Jones, J. O. Pugh, John Hughes, R. R. Roberts, Godfiey Parry, and Miss Hughes, Corwen John Jones, Gwyddelwern Henry Davies, John Jones, and the Rev. Ivan T. Davies, Llan Mllo E. O. V. Lloyd, Llansantffraid G.D.; F :1; >-d Jones and John Williams, Bryneglwys, Mrs. Cook and W. Ellis, Llangollen (Rural); Miss Edwards, Mrs. Richards, and John > s, Llangollen (Urban); H. J. Owen an. D. W. Roberts, Llantysilio; Thomas Hr .r (Clerk); Dr. Walker (District Medical 1 <v'); E. Derby- shire and E- Foulkes (Rel e ag Officers), and! R. Williams (Master). STATIC 3 Out-relicf administered d urg the past fort- night Corwen District, s ■ Mr. E. Derby- shire, f58 12s. Id. to 2T.upers—correspon- ding fortnight last year: itio lis. 3d. to 271 paupers. Llangollen District, per Mr. E. Foulkes, £ 57 7s. 4d. to 249 paupers—correspon- ding fortnight last year: £ 59 19s. 6d. to 249 paupers. Number of in ates in the house, 67 corresponding week last .-ear, 58. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 38, being a decrease of as compared with last year. Balance due to the Treasurer, f,265 2s. 7d. A T*rSTRUCTIONS TO PUBLIC VACCIN IS UFDfR CONTRACT. A circular ar from 'heXocal Government Board referring to an ort?r ^vhich they have issued amending tne instructions to public vac- cinator under contract, was read. INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The consideration of Mr. Bircham's report having been adjourned at the last meeting, it was resolved, upon the motion of Mr. R. n. Roberts, seconded by the Rev. Ivan T. Davies, that the report be referred to the Workhouse Visiting Committee. PROVISION FOR AGED COUPLES IN THE WORKHOUSE. The following statement, represented to be a report of the minority of the Workhouse Visiting Committee, was read by Mrs. Cook: — As I have received no notice to attend a House Visiting Committee, as the report of a section of that Committee came before you, a short time since, I beg your indulgence to a report of the other section of that Committee. We found six unused rooms which are being unused for the want of being utilised, and two or three of these could, with a little expense, be made fit to accommodate the aged couples. I venture to trust that you will in a body visit the rooms in question, and not listen to the cry of ex- pense without finding out whether the term is rightly used or not. I, for one, am not willing to condemn every poor man because of an un- happy incident which may have occurred once in 13 years, neither am I willing to condemn a poor or a rich man without being heard. Trus* ting that our aged poor be made comfortable.' On the motion ot Mr. J. O. Pugh, seconded by Mr. Godfrey Parry, it 3 resolved that this statement be also referr,L to the Visiting Committee. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that, on the 12th inst., Mrs. Walker, Plasyndre, with Mrs. Newnham, Dee Bank, Miss Walker and Dr. Walker, had treated the inmates to a Christmas Tree and a grand entertainment at the old Board School. The men were presented with tobacco and pipes, the women with tea and sugar, and the children with toys, sweet oranges, &c., for which all felt very thankful. Upon the motion of the Rev. Ivan T. Davies, seconded by Mr. Henry Davies, the warmest thanks of the Board were tendered to Dr. Walker, and the ladies mentioned, for their kindness. „ VOTE. OF SYMPATHY. Miss Hughes called attention to the fact, that Mrs. Williams, Plashafod, Llangollen, had been unable to attend the meetings of the Board for some time, on account of illness, and moved a vote of sympathy with her, hoping she will soon be recovered to her usual health. This was seconded by Mrs. Richards, and carried unanimously. SMART BUSINESS. Upon the motion of Mr. R. R. Roberts, se- conded by Mr. John Jones, Llandrillo, it was resolved that Mr. E. Foulkes,t 'Relieving Officer, Mid Sergeant Bagshaw, be warmly compli. mented for the efficient action taken by them in the recent case of wife desertion at Llan- gollen. APPLICATION. An application by Mr. Foulkes for authority to recover a sum of money left towards the maintenance of one of the Workhouse inmates, was granted. EDEYRNION RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. FRIDAY, January 22nd.—Present: Rev. Ivan T. Davies (Chairman) Messrs. R. R. Roberts, Dr. Jones, John Hughes, Godfrey Parry, and Miss Hughes, Corwen John Jones, Gwyddel- wern W. E. Williams, Llangar John Jones and Henry Davies, Llandrillo E. O. V Lloyd, Llanganbtfrai(I G.D. Thomas Hughes (Clerk) Dr. White (Medical Officer of Health), and Edward Edwards, Surveyor, &c. PUBLIC HEALTH AND LOCAL GOVERN- MENT CONFERENCES ACT, 1885. A circular letter referring to an order issued by the Local Government authorising the pay- ment of the reasonable expenses incurred by representatives of a Rural District Council in attending Conferences was read. The order fixes two as the maximum number of members who may be empowered to attend a Conference on behalf of a District Council, and the ex- penses for each person, beside the actual tra- velling expenses, should not exceed 7s. 6d. per day, when not absent from home all night, and 15s. per day when absence from home at night i8 necessary. COMMEMORATION OF THE QUEEN S LONG REIGN. A letter was read from the Queen's Com- memoration Joint Committee' expressing a hope that the Council may find it possible to promote the adoption of one or more of the suggestions for commemorating the long reign of the Queen, embodied in the circular isaued by the Committee. Dr. Jones said he was anxious for the event to be celebrated at Corwen in some form or other, and moved that a, Committee be appoin- ted to consider in what form it would be most appropriate. This motion was seconded by Mr. E. O. V. Lloyd, and supported by Mr. W. E Williams. Mr. R. R. Roberts proposed, Mr. John Hughes seconded, and it was resolved that the matter be taken under consideration until the next meeting, and that, in the meantime, the Parish Councils within the district be com- municated with and invited to co-operate. ELECTION OF PARISH COUNCILLORS AND NOMINATION OF DISTRICT COUNCILLORS. Resolutions passed by the Ruthin Rural Dis- trict Council in favour of conducting the elec- tion of District Councillors on the same princi- ple as Parish Council Elections, and for electing Parish Councillors for three years in- stead of one were read, and directed to be laid on the table. tINEFFICACIOUS AND DANGEROUS CULVERT. A letter was read from the Llandrillo Parish Council calling attention to a badly construc- ted culvert, known as Pont Ty'nllwyn on the Pennant Road, and stating that the road for a good distance was impassable, owing to the overflow from the brook, and asking the Coun- cil to remedy same. Upon the motion of Mr. R. R. Roberts, se- conded by Mr. Henry Davies, it was resolved that the Surveyor be instructed to visit the place, and report to the next meeting. STATION ROAD, LLANDRILLO. The Chairman called attention to the uneven and dangerous state of the road leading from the main road to the Station at Llandrillo, and asked whether the District Council could take any steps to have the said road improved. Mr. R. R. Roberts, on being informed that it was a road maintained by the Railway Com- pany, moved that the attention of the Llan- drillo Parish Council be called to it, and that they be recommended to report its state to the railway authorities. This was seconded by Dr. Jones, and car- ried. HYDRANTS. __Upon the recommendation of the Directors of the Corwen Water Company, Limited, it was resolved to accept the tender of Messrs. T. Eyton Jones & Co., for providing and fixing five hydrants in the town of Corwen-the work to be proceeded with at once. CORWEN SEWAGE SCHEME. A letter was read from Mr. John Williams, engineer, pointing out that the objections of the Local Government Board are not in any way to the scheme and plans prepared by him, but to the land selected for the treatment of the sewage. He maintains that he advised the Rural Sanitary Authority of the objections that would be raised by the Local Government Board before proceeding with the making of the plans, but notwithstanding his advice he was directed to proceed, and now he wishes to be informed what is his position with the Council in this matter. Upon the motion of Mr. R,. R. Roberts, se- conded by Mr. W. E. Williams, it was resolved to adjourn the consideration of the letter till the next meeting. PANDY CAPEL BRIDGE. Upon the motion of Mr. John Hughes, secon- ded by Mr. Godfrey Parry, it was resolved to contribute £ 1 15s. Id. to the Ruthin Rural Dis- trict Council towards the expenses of making a bridge at Pandy Capel. LOCAL GOVERNMENT INQUIRY. The Clerk called attention to the inquiry to be held at Corwen, on Tuesday, February 2nd, by Mr. Bircham, Local Government Board In- spector, with regard to the application of Merioneth County Council for an order redu- cing the Penybryn and Ddol Roads, Corwen, from being main roads to the status of ordi- nary highways. The members of the Council wre earnestly asked to attend the inquiry, and also to get as many others as could-give any evidence. Upon the motion of Mr. E. O. V. Lloyd, secon- ded by Mr. Godfrey Parry, it was resolved to engage the services of a solicitor for the day, and the Chairman, with Messrs. W. E. Wil- liams, J. Jones, Caenog, and R. R. Roberts, were appointed a committee to make arrange- ments with one, SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Mr. E. Edwards reported that the necessary extension of the mam sewer to Penybryn Road was carried as directed. The repairs recom- mended to Trewyn Bridge had been completed, but more repairs will be required on this bridge soon. PAY SHEETS. The workmen's pay sheets were examined, and cheques were drawn as follows :—Edeyrn- ion Rural District Council, £ 6118s. lOd. Llan- armon D.C., £ 3 os. DEATH-RATE. We understand, on good authority, that the death-rate for the last year was only a fraction over 17 per thousand of the population. An interesting report from the Medical Officer of Health may be expected at the next meeting. REVIVAL MEETINGS. On four evenings of last week the Rev. Hugh Hughes, of Carnarvon, preached to large con- gregations at the Wesleyan Chapel. On Wed- nesday evening, the reverend gentleman de- livered a lecture on The Bank of Faith.' Both the lecture and the preaching were fully appre- ciated, but we have not heard that anyone was. converted. Even popular preachers are some- times disappointed. INTERESTING PRESENTATION. On Saturday, the 22nd inst., the enginemen and firemen of the Great Western Railway at Corwen, met together, and handed to Mr. Tom Hogg a handsome present on his retirement from the service of the company, in whose em- ploy he had been for upwards of 19 years, and during which time he had endeared himself to all his fellow-workmen, as well as to those em- ployed in other departments. In making the presentation, Mr. C. Roberts made eulogistic remarks respecting the recipient to which the Aatter suitably responded.