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SLINGS AND ARROWS. JBy A YEOMAN OF THE GUARD]. Lieut. Col. Heaton seems to have a vague idea as to the duties of the police, and the time at their disposal. At the Denbigh- shire Infirmary meeting, he suggested-ap. parently with all earnestness — that the police should be employed in country dis- tricts to collect subscriptions towards the Infirmary! I know that in times past, policemen were employed to collect tithes, or at all events, to assist at their collection. Col. Heaton's idea is worthy of considera- tion. The policeman may lock up a man for being drunk and disorderly, and having got^him fined, he may proceed to bleed him still further by asking him for a subscrip- tion towards the Infirmary. Or, he may interview a poacher and ask him to devoto a couple of rabbits towards the maintenance of this worthy institution. Even the burglar, after his burgling, and his subse- quent capture, might very well be asked to subscribe to the institution that will pro- bably have the task of restoring some of his victims to health. « » » I hope that due care will be taken that the controversies of parties, and the vexa- tious delays attending upon the same, will y 11 not be prejudicial to the establishment of a girls' school at Ruthin. According to the statements made at the recent meeting of the Local Governors, even the (possibly) careless wording of a resolution might make all the difference in the world to the pros- pects of the school. It appears that the final consideration of the question has de- ferred either until after the visit of the Charity Commissioner, or until after he had presented his report. The additional delay carried by the resolution in the latter form, may, according to several members of the Governing Body, be the means of losing a considerable sum of money to the school authorities. I hope that some means will be devised to secure for this school its due share of the Funds. < < A point that is made much of in con- nection with the Ruthin Grammar School, is the good that it has done in the past in the interest of education. But judging by a conversation at the last meeting of the Ruthin Town Council, there is yet room for improvement-and for an additional school —in this direction. The Town Clerk bad received a copy of the Charter of the Bor- ough, but as it was in Latin, it appeared that not a single member of the Council could read it! I can almost imagine the shade of Dean Goodman rising up in pious and ecclesiastical horror behind the Mayor's chair, at this exhibition of the result of his benefactions. One member of the Council hinted that he might be able to translate the document bad it been in 'Modern Latin.' Fancy applying the term I modern' to a dead language Apparently, unless I am much mistaken, a gentleman who has not been educated at the Ruthin Grammar School is to be invited to the rescue of the perplexed Councillors. • • • m I am glad to notice that the question of widening Lon Llewelyn is to receive at- tention. I have for a long time advocated this course, and I shall only be too glad if the prospective carriage of materials to the Asylum will cause that to be done which should have been done many years ago. This lane is one of the most pleasant in the district, but its condition is shameful. To widen it from Love Lane to the new Smith field road, would, undoubtedly be an im provoment, but to widen it for its whole length would be ten times better. But perhaps half a loaf is better than none. Having regard to the heavy traffic that must be established in connection with the building of the Asylum, any plan to divert it, or a portion of it from Love Lane, must be of benefit. Not only should the street be considered, but it should not be forgotten that the Boys' Board School is situated in this street, and that the chances of accidents would also be greatly diminished.