SPECIAL MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday afternoon. The Mayor (Mr. Ezra Roberts) presided, and there were also present Aldermen T. P. Roberts, and Edward Roberts, Councillors John Roberts, T. H. Roberts, Wm. Jones. T. J. Rouw, T. J. Roberts, and Francis Dowell, with the Clerk (Mr. William Lloyd), the Borough Surveyor (Mr. Price Morris), and the Inspector (Mr. John Morris). STREET IMPROVEMENTS. The Town Clerk read a communication from Messrs. Preston & Co. with reference to the loan of £475 to be negotiated for street im- provements, stating that the money would be advanced out of the funds of the Blackburn Philanthropic Benefit Society. A resolution was passed, authorising the Society to pay the money through the Black- burn Branch of the London and Provincial Bank, to the credit of the Borough Treasurer of Ruthin. THE CLAIM AGAINST THE COUNTY COUNCIL. The Mayor stated, in reply to Mr. Rouw, that the sum of £301, due from the County Council in respect of Main Roads, had been re- ceived that morning. It was further explained that the moiety due ¡. on the agreement for the present year was also on the way, and would probably be received in the course of post. The Mayor: This is a good end to a bad begin- ning, and all is well that ends well. COUNTY BRIDGES. Some discussion took place with reference to the maintenance of approaches to county bridges; and it was decided to instruct the Town Clerk to tender for the work at the sum of £ 15 per annum. In reply to a question, the Surveyor said he considered this sum sufficient for the present. -y THE PLEASURE FAIR. MTi^FitdtnaB Williams had given notice on the agenda of his intention to refer to the above subject; but Mr. Williams was not present at the meeting. Mr. T. P. Roberts and Mr. William Jones were of opinion that the pleasure fair should follow the usual fair. The Mayor pointed out that Mr. Collins, the proprietor of the well known Show, came to Ruthin at his own convenience, and that the Show was advertised by himself. Mr. Rouw said in that case, it would be better for them to leave the matter alone. At the same time, he thought they should try to induce the Railway Company to run a late train on that day. Mr. John Roberts said they also ought to consider how to make the fair more popular. A complaint had been made about the date. In his opinion, the ordinary fair should be held on the 1st of March, and the pleasure fair after- wards. No resolution was passed. THE PIG FAIR. The Town Clerk said he had been in com- munication with'the Board of Agriculture, with a view of having a pig fair in Maich; but he had received no reply. Mr. T. J. Roberts thought that the Board should give their sanction, as no cases of swine fever had occurred nearer to Ruthin than Bwlchgwyn. A fair had been held at Corwen on the previous day, and pigs sold. Mr. John Roberts said no disease had broken out in the Western Division of the County for the last year. On the motion of Mr. T. J. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Rouw, it was decided to instruct the Town Clerk to further communicate with the Board, and to call their attention to the immu- nity of this part of the county from the fever. FIRE BRIGADE ENGINE. A letter was read from Captain Rouw, stating that he had now the necessary funds to over- haul the fire engine, and asking the consent of the Council to send it away. The necessary precautions for the protection of the town and neighbourhood had been taken, and an old engine cotifld be used during the absence of the present one. Mr. Rouw's request was readily granted. THE CONVEYANCE OF MAILS. Mr. J. Williams, Riverslea, Flint, wrote, stating that a movement was on foot at Flint to get the London and North Western Railway Company and the Post Office Authorities to stop the up-mail at Flint. If that would be done, the time for posting letters between Ruthin and Flint could be extended half an hour. It was decided to bring the matter forward at the next meeting of the Council. THE CHARTER OF THE BOROUGH. No LATIN.' The Town Clerk said he had a copy of the Borough Charter from the Record Office, but it happened to be in Latin (laughter). He should be very glad if any member of the Council would undertake to translate the document (laughter). Mr. John Roberts: Is there anybody in the town that can? If it was Latin of recent date, I would not mind to undertake it myself (laughter). The Mayor said the most likely person to do it was Mr. Fisher. He was a scholar, and an eminent antiquarian. It was decided to allow Mr. Fisher a guinea for the translation. The Council then sat in committee.
COUNTY COURT. THURSDAY, before His Honour Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd, and Mr. W. Lloyd, Registrar. Over 150 cases were dealt with before the R% gistrar. I AGRICULTURE IN THE VALE OF CLWYD. Thomas Davies, Llanfair Street, wrote a let- ter to the Judge, asking that he should make remissions in the tithe now due on a farm of which he was owner, and which was tenantless. He was totally unable to pay the tithe. Mr. Joseph Lloyd (St. Asaph) appeared for Messrs. D. & C. E. Jones, tithe agents, to object to such remission. The Registrar said that the farm, of which the tenant was owner, but which was heavily mortgaged, was now without a tenant. The Judge: Is the land going out of cultiva- tion ? The Registrar: Yes, totally so. The Judge: Does not the mortgagee take any steps ? The Registrar: No. The Judge said that the appeal made to him was ad miseriocordiam. All he could do was, to appoint a receiver; but there was nothing to receive. Mr. Lloyd said that all they wanted was the right to distrain on what there might be. The Judge: You might take possession of the farm; but you would most likely get into diffi- culty with the mortgagee. Mr. Lloyd: We will have to take our chance with that. Ultimately, His Honour appointed a Re- ceiver. A DISPUTED ACCOUNT. The part heard case of J. T. Lloyd, Gyffyll. iog, and John Evans, of the same neighbour- hood, was resumed. The case had been opened at the previous Court. The claim of the plain- tiff was for £ 19 3s. 2d., alleged to be due for goods sold and delivered. The defendant coun- ter-claimed for 922 10s. 4d., alleged to be money lent, and an over-charge on the part of the plaintift. Mr. J. B. Marston (Mold) was for the plaintaiff, and Mr. Joseph Lloyd was for the defendant. The particulars of both claim and counter-claim were published in the North Wales Times at the time of the first hearing. The plaintiff was called, and re-examined by Mr. Lloyd. Mrs. Lloyd, wife of the plaintiff, said that she personally delivered goods to defendant, by sending two lads in their employ with it. Mr. J. E. Morris, clerk with Messrs. Lloyd & Roberts, produced a ledger, showing that the plaintiff had personally paid a deposit of JE65 for Plas Meredith farm, and subsequently the whole purchase money, it being alleged that the defendant had paid money to plaintiff, to make up the deposit. The defendant was re-called, and gave similar evidence to that he gave at the last Court. Robert Roberts, who had been in the employ of the plaintiff, said that he did not take any flour to the defendant during the years 1891, 1892, and 1893. Joseph Bumby, son-in-law of the defendant, said that the defendant, during the years men- tioned, kept two horses and four cows, with some calves. He had no pigs in 1891. Mrs. Jones, a neighbouring farmer, said there were no pigs at defendant's farm in 1891 and 1892. She got the milk from the defen- dant's farm for her own pigs. His Honour said that he had not the least doubt about the case. It would take a cleverer man than the plaintiff to manufacture those books. It was idle of witnesses to come forth to tell him, that there were no dealings during that period. Judgment for the plaintiff for £ 18 8s. 2d. As to defendant's claim, it was a ludicrous one as to money alleged to be lent. Judgment for plaintiff also on the counter. claim. THE POSSESSION CASE. Mr. Edward Roberts (solicitor) mentioned a case which came before His Honour at the Denbigh Court, between Cullamore and others, plaintiffs, and Peter Evans, defendant. The parties had now come to an understanding, the first case being dismissed, and the second settled by payment of X30, to cover all, and I actual possession of the property. Mr. Joseph Lloyd appeared for the defen- on dant, Sand His Honour entered judgment ac- cording to the settlement. PUGH AND MADDOCKS. In this case, Mrs. Pugh claimed £ 9 rent al. leged to be due. M. Joseph Lloyd was for the plaintiff, and Mr. J. B. Marston for the defen- dant. The plaintiff said that the defendant was a yearly tenant, paying his rent quarterly. In August last, he came to the witness, and said that the rent was too high. Witness said that rather than lose him, she would reduce the rent 91. He then said it was too late, and that he would be leaving in a fortnight. He did not leave till the 12th of October. He had promised to put a paper in the window, to announce that the 'house was to let;' but did not do so until he left. The defendant said that he was a quarterly tenant, paying rent quarterly, subject to a quarter's notice.' Mrs. Maddocks, wife of the defendant, said that she gave Miss Pugh three months' notice, who promised that she would tell her brother. As the brother did not turn up,' her husband went to see the plaintiff. Judgment for the plaintiff for C2 5s. Od., and the Court fees. A LLANARMON CASE. R. Blythin, shopkeeper, of Llanarmon, sued Parry Morgan, of the Village, Llanarmon, for E4, being amount of account rendered for wages overpaid, with other expenses.' Mr. Joseph Lloyd appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. J. B. Marston (Mold) defended. It was explained, in the course of the evi- dence of the plaintiff, that the defendant had been in his employ, and that he had lent him money from time to time on account of wages, and that money had not been paid off at the time defendant left to the extent of 92. The remainder of the claim was for expenses incur- red by plaintiff in searching about the country for a heifer, which disappeared from his farm, and which the defendant had wrongfully sold. The heifer was found at St. Asaph. The matter was mentioned to the police; but rather than prosecute, plaintiff accepted £ 8 from defendant's father in settlement of the matter, but he was to get the expenses of the search from the de- fendant himself. The defendant, in the witness box, denied that he wrongfully sold the heifer, and said that the sale was due to a mistake. He claimed that the settlement effected by his father inclu- ded the expense of the search, and he denied that he owed any money. His Honour said the transaction over the cow was an illegal one, and he could take no notice of the claim in respect of that. Mr. Marston: Yes, that was like the condo- nase of a felony. Judgment was given for 92.
CORWEN. SUCCESS. The friends of Mr. J. R. Jordan (clerk with Mr. L. Lloyd John, solicitor), will be pleased to know that he passed his Intermediate Examina- tion successfully. FAIR. The monthly fair was held on Tuesday. OtilyafeN,, pigs were offered, and the priees were higher than they have been for some time, 2 1 fat pigs 3d. per lb. Heifers without calves were in good demand, and fetched higher prices. Milk cows were not quite up to the mark of the last fair. A large number of horses, especially agricultural horses, were shown, but comparatively few were sold. The following were the prices for grain:-Feeding oats, 12s. to 13s.; seed oats, 14s. to 18s. per 210 lbs.; common barley, 13s.; seed barley, IGs. to 18s.; malting barley, 16s. to 18. per 280 lbs. Fresh butter, Is. 4d. per lb. Eggs, 16for i shilling. CONCERT. To a large and appreciative audience at the Assembly Rooms on Friday evening, a most snjoyable concert was given by the renowned MLaelor Welsh Costume Choir, in aid of the baptist Chapel Organ Fund. The chair was iccupied by the Hon. C. H. Wynn, Rhug, who nspired the proceedings with a short, sweet, ,nd splendid address. The singing was listen- d to with evident satisfaction throughout, and i he heartiest reception was accorded to the several artistes. The programme comprised '1-' the following pieces:—Chorus, Gwyr Harlech,' by the Choir. Song, e Y dyddiau gynt,' Miss Carrie Wright. Quartette, Nos Calan,' by Aben Quartette. Part song, 'The three fish- ers,' by the Choir. Song, The Star of Bethlehem, Mr. D. E. Ellis. Song, 'Jessamy Town,' by Miss Gwenfron Jones. Quartette, On the banks of Allan waters,'very sweet by the Male Quartette. Chorus, Com- rades song of hope,' very effectively by the Choir. Piano solo, 'Sabbath chimes,' very good,Jby Miss Marsh (Lili'r Morfa). Song, 'Yr Ornest,' by Mr. Arthur Davies, in grand form. 'The Broken Harp,' by the Choir. Song, by Mrs. Emily Hughes. Glee, Yr Haf,' Ivy the Choir. Trio, I Clychaii Aberdyfi,' by Mrs. E. Hughes, Miss Jones, and Miss Wright. Chorus, Now the concert is all over,' by the Choir. Finale, 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau.'
FLINT. /?.- CONSERVATIVE CLUB. The annual meeting of the members of the Conservative Club was held on Monday night, when Captain Bate presided. The president gave an address of some length, during which he vigourously defended the foreign policy of the Government. It was remarked, however, that he said nothing whatever on the Education question. Officers were elected for the ensuing year, and the club was reported to be in a flourishing con- dition. THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS. We are pleased to learn that 82 children in the National Schools have earned atten- dance prizes for last year. The Mayor and Mayoress have been supplied with the list of names, and will, we understand, take an early opportunity of presenting them with the usual prizes. If you require your PHOTOGRAPHS taken in the best style, at moderate charges, go to D. & A. HUGHES, Photographers, Mold. Clubs, Schools, &c., by appointment.
PRESTATYN. PETTY SESSIONS. TUESDAY.—Before Mr. W. Wynne (in the Chair), Captain Keatinge, and Mr. J. Y. Strachan. TEMPORARY AUTHORITY was granted to Mrs. Williams, widow of the late tenant of the Railway Inn, Ffynnongroew, recently deceased, to sell at that public house, I pending the transfer of the license. THE NEW BRIDGE.-CERTIFICATE OF ADOPTION GRANTED. Mr. J. Walter Jones, barrister (instructed by Mr. Hinton, from the office of Mr. Mason, Solicitor to the London and North Western Railway Company), applied for a certificate to enable the Railway Company to close the pre- sent level crossing at Prestatyn Station, and to declare the approaches to the new bridge erec- ted in lieu of the crossing a road repairable by j the public. Mr. Robert Davies (Chairman), Dr. Town- shend, Messrs. Goronwy Jones, John Pritchard, John Hughes (Clerk), and Richard E. Hughes (Surveyor), were present on behalf of the Urban District Council. Mr. Walter Jones said that an application made some twelve months ago had been with- drawn, on account of certain objections by the District Council. Now the causes of those com- plaint had been removed, and a new footbridge had been erected for the convenience of the public close to the level crossing as well as the carriage bridge. Mr. Dawson, the Engineer of the Railway Company, said the bridge had been constructed in accordance with the deposited plans, and the approaches would be maintained by the Com- pany for 12 months from the date of the grant- ing of the certificates. Indeed, the Company had gone further than their powers to meet the wishes of the Council. But they could not un- dertake to light the bridge. They would, how- ever, make a present of four lamps and posts to the Council. Dr. Townshend remarked that they were not there in opposition to the Railway Company, but he was instructed to ask a few questions. Mr. Dawson, in reply to the Doctor, said the Company would supply pipe drains to carry off surface water from the bridge approaches. When the railway was widened, the footbridge would be extended. With regard to tiling the footways on the bridge, he could not undertake to do the work. The Company looked upon that in the nature of a local improvement, and they, as ratepayers, would possibly pay the largest share of doing the work, when it came to be done. Mr. R. Davies (replying to the Bench), said the Urban District Council seemed to be satis- fied with the work, with the concessions made that day. The Magistrates then visited the level cros- sing, and walked over the bridge, and on their return to Court granted the certificate applied for. Immediately afterwards the railway authori- ties locked the gates on the level crossing, and in future all vehicular traffic will have to be carried over the new bridge.
RHUDDLAN AND DISTRICT PLOUGHING ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL COMPETITION AT RHYL. ¡ ON Thursday, the annual competition in connec- tion with the Rhuddlan and District Ploughing Association was held in a field on T Newydd Farm, close to the town of Rhyl, under most favourable circumstances. The ground was well- selected and in every way suitable for the purpose; and its proximity to the town secured a very large attendance, and a substantial addition to the funds of the society resulted. A record number of teams put in an appearance indeed, one failed to find a place, and had to be sent home again, The ploughing in all classes was very well done, exceptionally so in the first class, in which the premier ploughman, and the second in order of merit ran one another very closely. Mr. W. Conwy Bell was the president; and Messrs. Llewelyn Lloyd, Ddwylig bsa., Rhuddlan, and E. R. Beech, Fferm, Rhuddlan, being the vice president. These gentlemen also acted as field stewards while Messrs. John Williams, Pydew; E. R. Evans, Maesgwilym and Mr. Humphreys, Aber- kinsey, filled the duties of stewards in the first class; Messrs. Jesse Gratton, Morfa Lodge, Rhuddlan W. K. Bell, Rhydorddwy Fawr, and Edward Jones, The Marsh, Rhuddlan, in the second class; Messrs. Gratton, Foryd; Drummond, Rhydorddwy Goch, and Chapman, Pen-y-ffordd, in the third class. Messrs. Williams (junr.), Pen-y-ffordd; W. Jones, Criccin, and Robert Williams, acted as field stewards in the Hedging and Ditching; and Mr. J.Kerfoot Williams* Pen y-bont, Abergele, in the Special Prize Classes. The onerous duty of adjudicating in the several ¡ competitions was satisfactorily performed by Messrs. Ben. Bellis end Nathaniel Bateman, Mold, in tha first and third class by Messrs. Morgan, Kelston, Llanasa, and Lloyd, Croes Faen, Ysgeif- iog, in the second class; and by Messrs. David Jones, Tan-ygraig, Denbigh Davies, Llys Fasi, Ruthin, and D. Williams, Ty Gwyn, Abergele, in all the other competitions. The awards were made as follows — First Class.—Wheel Ploughs (open to all comers), j Ten entries. ) 1st, Henry Jones, Glanclwyd, Bodfary. 2nd, Thomas Owen, Pentre Farm, Rhuddlan. j 3rd, John Roberts, Canolblas, Bodelwyddan. ] 4th, Philip Pritchard, Tt Issa, Llanfair. r. n., Abel Hughes, Criccin, Rhuddlan. ] Second Class.—Open to all comers. The follow- ing conditions to be adhered to: — Neither 11 t wheels, cutters, guiders, chains, nor weights to be attached to the plough. Thirteen entries. 1st, Cornelius Pierce, Waen, St. Asaph. j 2nd, Owes Jones, Rhydorddwy Fawr, Rhyl. 3rd, Thomas Cuunah, Pydew, Oyserth. 4th, John Morris, Carnarvon. r.n., Peter Roberts, Bryn Cwnia, Rhoddlau. Third Class. Restricted to the Society's District. (Open to ploughmen under 21 year of age, who have never won a prize at any public Plough- ing Competition. Non. wheel Ploughs to be used. Six Entries.. 1st, J. E. Evans, Maesgwilym, Rhyl. 2nd, W. P. Jones, Nant Fawr, Abergele. 3rd, Edward Williams, Ple. Newydd, St. Asaph. 4th, Thomas Griffiths, Blue Lion, Cwm. 'I A Special Prize (given by Mr. Roger Price, iron- monger, Rhyl), for the Best Butt in the Field, was awarded by the judges in the three classes to Henry Jones, Glanclwyd, Bodfary, Fourth Class.—For tha Neatest and Most Suit- able Turnout. First Prize, Two Pairs of Hamea, (given by Messrs Gittms & Beech, ironmongers, Ruthin). 2od, Two Top Stramps (given by Mr. R. Williams, saddler, Rhyl), 1st, R. C. Enyon, Hylas, Rhuddlan (Plough- man—David Hughes). 2nd, T. Williams, Terfyn, Newmarket (plough- man—Owen Jones). 3rd, Rice J. Williams, Rhyd (ploughman — O. Jones, Rhydorddwy Fawr). Fifth Cla,ss.-Special Prize by Mr. A. Sheflielll ironmonger, Rhyl. Two Pairs of Bright Haines for the Most Valuable Team of Horses on the Field. Winner-Capt. Conwy, Bodrhyddan (plough- man—Thomas Jones). Sixth Class.-Special Prize given by Mr. Roger Kerfoot Hughes, ironmonger, Rhyl, For the Most Valuable Team of Horses (the property of a bonafide tenant farmer). Winner, A. Davies, Bryn Cwnin, Rhuddlan (plough man-Peter Roberts). Seventh Class.—For the Most Valuable Team of Horses (the property of a tenant farmer whose farm is under 100 acres). Prize—Pair of Galva- nized Leading Chains, Hame Chains, and Back Chains (given by Mr. Fred. H. Hughes, iron- monger, Rhyl, Winner, T. William*, Terfyn, Newmarket (ploughman-Owen Jones). HEDGING AND DITcnem. -Open to all comers, 1st, Thomas Williams, Aber Loew, Bodfary. 2nd, Lewis Roberts, Nant Fawr, Llanrhaiadr. 3rd, Thomas Evans, Nant Gwyn, Nantglyn. 4th, Herbert Jones, Cwybr Fawr, Rhyl. 5th, Hugh Jones, Pentre, Abergele. In the even ng the Annual Dinner of the Society was held at the Royal Hotel.
WELSH CENTRAL BOARD. APPOINTMENT OF INSPECTOR. A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Welsh CentralBoard was held at Shrews- bury on Friday. The time of the Committee was mainly occupied in considering applica- tions for the post of chief inspector under the Board, of which there were 55. This number was reduced to seven, who will be invited to meet the committee at their next meeting to be held on Thursday, the 18th inst., for the final selection which will be submitted for ratification to a meeting of the full Board. The seven gentlemen selected are Mr. S. T. Huckwell, 18, Dean's Yard, Westminster; Mr. 0. M. Edwards, Oxford Processor Spencer, Bangor; Pro- fessor Powel, Cardiff; Mr. Griffith, School House, Tonbridge; Mr. Owen Owen, The High School, Oswestry and Mr. Roberts, of Bath College, Bath. Amongst other busi- ness it was decided to ask Mr. T. E. Ellis to give evidence before the Departmental Com- mittee now sitting on the subject of the education of pupil teachers in Wales in the intermediate schools. The meeting was pre- sided over by Mr. Hi rriphreys-Owen, M.P., and there was a good attendance. Mr. Owen Owen of Oswesty, has been ap- pointed Inspector.
NORTH WALES MINERS' FEDERATION. On Monday, at the monthly Council meeting held at Wrexham, the officials pre- sent were Mr. Thomas Hughes (Bersham), president; Mr. Thomas Williams (Plas Power), vice-president; Mr. 'John Lloyd, treasurer; Mr. E. Hughes, financial secre- tary Mr. E. Peters, agent. I Mr. R. Jones was unanimously elected president of the Federation, in place of Mr. Thomas Hughes, resigned Mr. E. Hughes being elected corresponding secretary, in 1 the room of Mr. Edward Peters. With reference to the resignation of Mr. Peters as miners' agent, the Council re- solved, after carefully considering the pre- sent circumstances of the district, to dis- pense with the services of an agent until such time as the district is in a sufficiently sound financial condition to maintain one. With regard to certain correspondence be- tween Messrs. Whitehouse and Pickard, in yeferencejto the Durham miners, the Council were of opinion—' That Mr. Pickard's state- ment in regard thereto is correct, and that he has not been in the way of accepting the Durham miners into the Federation.' It was resolved that the Padeswood Hall Lodge be accepted into the Federation.
THE NEW BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S. It is officially reported that the Queen has approved of the appointment of the Rev. Canon Owen, Principal of St. David's Col- lege, Lampeter, to the bishopric of St. David's. Principal Owen was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, and graduated in I 1876. He was ordained four years later by the Bishop of St. David's. Most of his work I has been done in scholastic offices. From 1879 to 1885 he served successively as tutor, classical lecturer, and professor of Welsh at St. David's College, Lampeter. In the latter year he succeeded Dr. Edwards, the present Bishop of St. Asaph, as head master of Llan- dovery College, and retained that post until 1889, when he was appointed Dean of St. Asaph, Dr. Edwards having been appointed Bishop of St. Asaph in the same year. Can- on Owen left St. Asaph in 1892 to undertake the Principalship of Lampeter, but retained a residentiary canonry at St. Asaph. Prin- cipal Owen belongs to a Nonconformist I family. He is thoroughly Welsh in speech and sympathies, and has taken a keen in- terest in the Welsh education and Church Defence controversies. As a Church defen- der, indeed, he comes second only to Bishop, Edwards, though his methods are much less calculated than those.of the former to excite the resentmept of his opponents. It is worth noting, is connection with the memor- able speech which Mr. Gladstone delivered in the House of Commons some j ears ago in defence of the Welsh Church, th .1 Canon Owen was closeted with Mr. Gladstone for some hours before the debate, and he is credited with having been the Liberal leader's 'coach' in reference to the progress of Church work in Wales. Principal Owen is the third Welsh bishop to be drawn in succession from the ranks of schoolmasters.
A petition to the Home Secretary praying for mitigation of the sentence of 18 months' liard labour for perjury passed on the Rev. Alfred B, Winitifrith, co-respondent in the Hern divorce suit, is being signed in Hythe ind district on the ground that the sentence is ioo severe.
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THE WELSH MEMBERS AND THE LAND QUESTION. THE inactivity of the Welsh members, says a correspondent, in regard to the Welsh land qnestion is giving rise to a good deal of com- ment. Nearly a month has elapsed since the opening of the session, and not a word has been said in the House about the Commissioners' re- port. Mr. Vaughan Davies has, it is true, se- cured a day for the introduction of a Welsh Land Bill, but even upon Mr. Davies's bill the Welsh members are not agreed, and unless the pressure of outside opinion increases it is not certain whether they will even at their meet- ing this week determine upon the main outlines of the bill. By the nature of the notice, the bill will not have any reference to the question of the encumbered freeholders, and several Welsh members are said to be in favour of the introduction of a bill which will only embody the recommendations upon which all the Com- missioners were agreed. This, would exclude, therefore, any proposal for cilie creation of a land court for Wales. It is somewhat curioun to find that it is the extremists' among the Welsh members who are in favour of a moder- ate bill. They are, of course, agreed that the final solution of the land problem in Wales cap only be brought about by a land court, but they are anxious, if possible, to unite all the Welsh members, Tory and Liberal, in. a common de- mand. But in advocating this course two con- siderations are left out of account. In the first place, itiishot certain that the Unionist members would co-operate in pressing upon the Govern- ment even a limited measure of land reform for Wales apart from England. In the second place Welsh farmers might be disappointed if their representatives reduced the Welsh de- mands. It may also be argued that if the Welsh members should, to gain a temporary ,advan. tage, overlook the demand for a land court, they would be seriously weakening, not only their own position but also the value of the re- commendations of the majority of the Commis- sioners. I should not be surprised therefore if it were decided unanimously at the next meet- ing of the party to embody all the recommen- dations of the majority of the Commissioners in Mr. Vaughan Davies's bill. Some impatience is felt; also at the way in which other recommendations of the Comrms sion are being treated. Admittedly the most urgent part of the Welsh land question is the position of the encumbered freeholders. ,The Commissioners reported that many of these freeholders are now in a most precarious posi tion and have nothing short of ruin staring them in the face.' Yet not only is the position of the freeholders excluded by the terms of the notice from Mr. Davies's bill, but nothing has yet been done to bring the question to the notice of the Government. In this matter there is no difference of opinion between Tory, and Liberal members. There was some talk, three weeks ago of a joint deputation on the subject to Mr. Walter Long. Nothing has been heard of the proposal lately, but it will be discussed at the next meeting of the Welsh Liberal members. Two other points in the report appear to have been somewhat neglected. The first con- cerns a Welsh translation of portions of the report, which was unanimously recommended by the Commissioners. The North Wales Landowners' Association have taken steps to put their case before the Welsh fanners by issuing a translation of Mr. Vincent's book on 'The Land Question in North Wales.' This makes it imperative that the country should be put in possession of an impartial version of the conclusions and recommendations of the Com- missioners.. A joint deputation has been sug- gested on this iiiatber also, consisting of Union- ist and Liberal members, to wait on the Home Secretary and little doubb is felt that a request so made would be acceded to. The other point is the recommendation as to instituting a pub- lic inquiry into the working of the Witnesses Protection Act. Mr. Brynmor Jones, who as a Commissioner was keenly interested in this matter, is now one of the whips of the Welsh Parliamentary party, and it is felt; that no more time should be allowed to elapse before the substance of the Commission's report is brought before Parliament. The Birmingham coroner on Friday inquired into the death of a child, nine nionthi old, named Miehiel Honsey, son of of a professional i comedian. The baby was in bed with its parents on the night of Wednesday, and the father awakening saw the family cat sitting 14^ the iafant's face. He knocked the animal offA > but the baby was suffocated. Verdict, 'Acci* dental death.' Printed and Published by T. GEK and < their offices in Chapel Street Denbigh, Sa;br'lu, 5 February, 20tb, 1807. &'I'"
Thomas (The Bank), Mrs. J. W. Lumley, Mr. ) T. H. Roberts, Mr. Thorn",s Jones, and the Clerk (Mr. Edward Roberts). THE NONCONFORMISTS AND THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. The Clerk read the following resolutions passed M a meeting of representative Noncon- formists, held at Ruthin on Monday, under the presidency of the Rev. W. T. Davies, Llanel- idan 'Copy of resolutions passed at a meeting of Nonconformists, held at Ruthin, February 15th, 1897:- That this meeting of Nonconformists repre- senting over 9,000 people out of the 13.000 population in the Ruthin School District, fail to see why a High Grade Schoel for boys as provided by the County Inter- mediate Scheme, and a day school for girls should not be established at once at Ruthin, and this meeting is not willing to forfeit its rights to a share of the benefits of the Welsh Intermediate Act for the sake of supporting a Church School, however well it may be managed. The Ruthin Grammar School, which we are aiked to substitute and accept instead of an Interm A ate School being a Church School with a Conscience Clause, does not command our support, not being under the control of the Welsh Intermediate Educa- tion Act, and which, consequently, will re- ceive no support from County Funds, which this district is entitled to receive. We therefore claim the right to have establish- ed at Ruthin a High School for boys in accordance with the scheme, such as are already opened in other parts of the county for the following reasons :— 1st, The Elementary Schools of the District would be deprived of their scholarships and bursaries under the scheme, they being avaiKble only at County Schools within th- -istriet. 2nd, The present available annual grants under the scheme would be transferred to other parts of the county. 3rd, The rates compelled to be paid for Inter- mediate Education purposes by ratepayers of the District would go to benefit other Districts in the county, depriving our boys of all advantage under the scheme. 4th, The establishing of an Intermediate High Grade Boys' School need not inter- fere with the success of the Church School, which has in view the traiming of boys for the Church of England, and will com- pete with County Intermediate Educa- tion. Resolution II.—As there has been such a long delay in connection with the establish- ment of Intermediate Schools for boys' and girls' at Ruthin, and as the place which is intended to be purchased (-iz. Bryn- hyfryd) is admirably adapted for both schools, this meeting begs to express an earnest hope that the Charity Commission- ers will authorise both the County and Local Governing Bodies to proceed with -B the purchase of the property and the adap- tation of the premises according to the plans and other details which have been submitted to them, so that the inhabitants of the District may have the advantage of Intermediate Schools for their children- which they feel they are entitled to-with as little further delay as possible. Resolution III.-That copies of the resolutions, singed by the Rev. Chairman, be forwarded to the Charity Commissioners, the County Governing Body, and the Local Governing Body. The Chairman asked whether they would send any answers to the resolutions just read. The Warden: I don't think it would be regu- lar. It was decided, on the motion of the Mayor, that the Clerk should acknowledge the receipt of the resolutions. THE CHAIRMAN AND HIS COLLEAGUES. Tho Chairman said that before proceeding with the agenda he would like to make a per- sonal explanation. He had heard it reported that the remarks he made at the inquiry before the Assistant Charity Commissioner were highly objectionable to the majority of the members of the Governing Body. That being the case, he hoped and took for granted that it was not their intention to re-appoint him as Chairman of the Governing Body. He knew very well that they could not be expected to avoid coming into collision in their views on such matters to a certain extent, but he felt that no chairman could carry out his duties efficiently unless he had the sympathy of at least a majority of the members. He therefore begged them not to re-appoint him. He also feared that he would not have time to attend to the duties of the chairmanship, as he knew that there was a great deal of work to be done, and felt that they would have no difficulty in getting another gentleman who would be able to discharge the duties of the office better. The Mayor said he begged to propose the re- appointment of the present Chairman, not- withstanding the remarks he had just made. He (the Mayor) was afraid that someone had been misleading the Chairman, and he fully believed they could do nothing better than re- eleet him. He had only been in office for a year; that was certainly not sufficient exper- ience fora chairman, and they had not yet entered upon the real werk they had been elected to perform. They knew he felt great interest and anxiety for the schools so far pro- vided under the general scheme. Perhaps they did not entirely concur with some of his re- marks at the inquiry, bat he did not think that that should for a moment deter them for re- electing him on the score of general fitness for the post, and probably the remarks referred to did not differ very much in substance from the viewa of the majority of the members of the Governing Body, although they might per. haps have been worded somewhat differently. Therefore, he hatf great pleasure in moving that Dr. Hughes b4 re-appointed chairman. Mr. Edward Jones: I have great pleasure in seconding the motion. The Chairman: I would be obliged to you if you appointed somebady else. 1don't wish to be stupid or disobedient, but I would infinitely prefer if you appointed somebody else. f On being put to the vote, Dr. Hughes' re- election was carried unanimously. The Warden: He will not refuse a unani- mous request. j The Chairman said that he felt obliged to them for the honour they had conferred upon t him. As he had said, he would have preferred the appointment of some other gentleman, but he would accept the office, and would do his level best to discharge the duties to satisfac- tion. On the motion of Mr. John Edwards, secon. ded by Mr. J. Harris Jones, the Rev. J, F, Reece was re-elected vice-chairman for the present year. It was reported that Mrs. Thomas (The Bank) ,A \o.n litTr CI wtqt« r\« 4 lill vau UCCU Civvuvu j 'J, U,V J. uV 1111 IIfle vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Knibb. The report of the Finance Committee was read and adopted on the motion of the Warden, seconded by the Rev. J. F. Reece. THE, ESTABLISHMENT OF A GIRLS' SCHOOL. The Mayor had given notice to move a reso- lution To take immediate steps to establish a Girls' School in temporary premises.' Upon being called, ¡ The Mayor said he had been rather put out of his path since he came into that room. When he put the notice on the agenda, he was under the impression that the resolution passed with regard to this matter was to the effect that the consideration of it should be pestponel until after the visit of the Commis- sioner. That was his belief at the time. How- ever, he now fouiid that it was otherwise, and that the matter was to be postponed until the reply of the Charity Com mission era was re- ceived. He should like to know whether they considered he would be in order in moving the resolution ot which he had given notice. The Chairman: I don't think you would be I in order, Mr. Mayor. There should be notice to rescind the fotmer resolution- If we could rescind that resolution, we would be in order today, A member asked whether the moving of the resolution of the Mayor would not amount to rescinding the former resolution. The Chairman: It is not formally rescinding it, and it should be formally rescinded. I was under the impression that the resolution was worded, as the Mayor thought, to the effect tftab the mattei should be postponed until after the visit of the Commissioner. The Clerk said, in answer to a question, that he thought they were qualified to rescind the resolution. The Rev. J. F. Reece: Is it necessary to move it formally? Th Chairman: Yes. The Mayor: In order to put things right, I move that the resolution be rescinded. The Rev. J. F. Reece seconded. Mr. Edward Jones moved as an amendment that they wait for the reply of the Commis- sioners. This was seconded, and on a vote being taken, six voted for the amendment and four for the motion, the amendment therefore being carried. Mr. Thomas Jones: When do you expect the reply of the Commissioners ? The Chairman: Oh! sometime before Christ- mas (laughter). The Warden: We are in great danger of losing the money, ladies and gentlemen. The Chairman: I will take great care to call a meeting to consider this matter as early as possible. The Warden: The reply will not conclude the matter, according to my experience of the Commissioners. The Chairman said that if they did not get the reply in fourteen days, it weuld be well to call a meeting. Mr. John Edwards: Upon whom will it rest to deprive us of this money? The Mayor: Upon the Commissioners. It distinctly says so in the seheme. The subject then dropped, and the meeting terminated.