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RUTHIN. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. It will be gratifying to the supporters of In- termediate Education within the county to know that the total amount of the Treasury Grant claimed— £ 2,127 17s. 5d.-has been re- ceived, and deposited to the account of the County Governing Body. THE LATE Ml-t. JONES, PARK PLACE INN. The funeral of the above took place at Llan- fwrog church, on Saturday, Rev. J. F. Reece officiating. Amongst those present were the employees of Messrs. R. Ellis and Sons, with whose works deceased was at one time con- nected. THE FIRE BRIGADE. Captain Iiouw, on behalf of the Fire Brigade begs to acknowledge the receipt; of a subscrip- tion of 10s. from Mrs. Coltart; a guinea from Dr. Jenkins, a donation of a guinea and an annual subscription of a similar amount from Mr. Mapplebick, an annual subscription of a guinea from the High Sheriff (Mr. E. O. V. Lloyd), and a sum of 95 from an anonymous donor. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MISS GREEN, FLORENCE HOUSE. The funeral of the late Miss Green, who died suddenly on Tuesday week, at Rhyl, took place on Saturday, the remains being interred at the Cemetery, St. Peter's church. The funeral was a private one, but two deputations attended from the Girls' Friendly Society, and the Ruth n Jubilee Nursery Fund. Wreaths were also forwarded by the two societies. On Sunday, the Rev. the Warden preached a spe- cial sermon, in the course of which he referred to the great loss sustained through the death of .Miss Green. For many years, the deceased acted as an organist to the Welsh services at St. Peter's church, and took deep interest in all matters affecting the church. A MINSTREL ENTERTAINMENT. At Brynhyfryd Schools, on Thursday night, a very successful and interesting Minstrel En- tertainment was given by the Llanbedr Black Swallow Mir.stvel Troupe, under the patronage of Mr. E. 0. V. Lloyd (High Sheriff), the Mayor of Rut.hin (Mr Ezra Roberts), and several other well known and influential ladies and gentlemen in the neighbourhood. The pro- gramme consisted of sentimental and comic songs, choruses, jokes, &c., concluded with a Comic Darkey Sketch, entitled 'Mischievous Moses.' The dramatis were represented by Messrs. W. Brocklehurst, W. Seamark, D. Davies, and D. Brocklehurst. Mr. W. A. Lloyd, organist of Llanbedr Church, was the accom- panist Mr. W. Brocklehurst the interlocutor Messrs. G. Brocklehurst and D. Davies, tne bones; and Messrs. W. Seamark and D. Parry, the tambourines. The proceeds were devoted to the fund which is being raised to put in order the ruins of the old Parish Church and church- yard in Llanbedr Park. DENBIGH, RUTHIN, AND CORWEN WESLEYAN CIRCUITS. A Convention of the representatives of the above yircuits was held at Ruthin, on Thurs- day. At 10 a.m., a meeting for preachers was held under the presidency of Mr. J. Hughes, Clocaenog, when papers were read by Mr. D. H. Davies (Denbigh), and the Rev. L. Lewis (Ruthin). At 2 p.m., a general meeting of church members was held, Mr. Thomas Lloyd Roberts (Denbigh), taking the chair. Mr. Thomas Hughes (Denbigh), read a paper; and the discussion was opened by Mr. Richard Williams (Corwen). In the evening, a public meeting was held, Mr. J. Harrison Jones (Den- bigh), being in the chair. The Rev. Thomas Roberts (Corwen), read a paper on Chris- tianity and Man;' and the discussion was opened by the Rev David Jones (Denbigh). Mr. Boaz Jones also read a paper on Chris- t-ianityand the Family;' and Mr. J. Davies, Wern Ddu, Gwyddelwern, opened the discus- sion, in which several members took part. The Ruthin fri "mis had kindly provided tea for the visitors, and the Convention was a most successful one. SCHOOL BOARD. A meeting of the School Board was held on Friday night, the Chairman (Mr. J.W. Lumley) presiding. Speaking on the Education Bill, the Chairman said it was very necessary for the public to watch the effect of the proposals of the Government with regard to the increased grant to Voluntary Schools. It was necessary for the School Board to endyeavour to influence the ratepayers to support the Board Schools by gending t,heir children there. It would very likely happen that when the grant was passed, the friends of the Voluntary Schools would make an effort, for which he did not blame them, to get as many children to go to the Voluntary Schools as they could, for the pur- pose of earning the larger grants and if the ,addition of the attendance at the other school was obtained by reducing the attendance at the Board School, the consequent reduction in the grant would fall on the ratepayers of the dis- trict, the reduction in the grant having to be met by higher rates. He spoke simply on financial grounds and parents who had a con- scientious belief that they ought to send their children to a particular school to obtain for them a particular education had a perfect right to do so. Subsequently, a resolution was passed strong- ly disapproving of the extra State-aid to Vo- luntary Schools unless similar aid were given to necessitous Board Schools. The Clerk (Mr. Ezra Robes is), made the sug- gestion that the test of necessity in Board Schools should be that the rates in their dis- trict did not exceed C20 for each penny in the pound levied, such schools being for country districts only. The Board also disapproved of the appoint- ment of Mr. Legard as the Chief Inspector of Schools for Wales, the mover of the motion- Mr. Francis Dowell-saying he did not do so on national grounds, but simply because Mr. Legard did not understand the Welsh language. POLICE COURT. -I"IONDAY.( ore the Warden, Capt. Cole, Messrs. J. W. Lumley, W. T. Rouw, and iv. G. Rigby.

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