PRESENTATION. On the occasion of their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Anwyl, Board Schools, have been the re- cipients of two very handsome timepieces—one presented by the teachers and scholars of the Board Schools, and the other by the members of Corwen School Board. Both were supplied by Mr. W. J. Stansfield, watchmaker and jeweller, Corwen.
MOLD. CONFIRMATION. At the Parish Church, on Monday morning, the Lord Bishop of the Diocese held a confirma- tion service, which was well attended. There was a good array of clergy present. The num- ber of candidates who presented themselves was 88; viz., 47 males, and 39 females. SUCCESS. We are pleased to learn that Mr. H. E. H. Simon, brother of Mr. G. H. Simon, solicitor, has 'matriculated.' The student, who has been trained at the Alun School, deserves praise. He still adds to the. very lengthy list of distinctions gained by scholars of this famous school. FLOWER SHOW. In consequence of the Triennial Musical Fes- tival being held at Chester on the 22nd July next, the Committe of the above have now al- tered the date of the Show to the 15th July. We understand that the Rev. Canon Atkinson has accepted the presidency of the Show for this year. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. A meeting of the Local Governors of the Alun County School was held on Monday last, when there were present:—Mr. W. H. R. M. Johnson (presiding), Mrs. Keene, the Revs. T. Roberts, and John Owen, and Messrs. T. Parry, J. Morgan, R. Prince, H. Lloyd Jones, Joseph Astbury, R. Morris, H. G. Roberts, W. Lloyd Parry (Head-master), and G. H. Simon (Clerk) The Welsh Language. The Clerk read the following resolution, pas- sed by the Welsh Central Board:— That the Board urge upon the County and Local Governing Bodies the great educational importance of introducing the Welsh Language as a subject into all Schools in Welsh-speaking districts.' Mr. Owen proposed, and Mr. Prince seconded, that the Head-master should consider the mat- ter, and he was directed to report to the Go- vernors whether it would be advantageous to teach Welsh in this School. This was agreed to. The New Schools. Mr. Frank Bellis attended, and produced a sketch of the proposed building to accommodate 120, and to cost 92,500, which, after considera- tion, was referred to the Building Committee, Mr. Bellis, in the mean time, to make other arrangements as to the class rooms it possessed. The Chairman proposed that a new Building Committee be appointed. This was seconded by Mr. Owen, and carried, the following being elected on the Committee:—Messrs. Johnson, Astbury, Parry, Prince, H. Lloyd Jones, and the Revs. Mr. Roderick, and Mr. Owen. 'CRICKET CLUB ANNUAL MEETING. The Annual General Meeting of the Mold Cricket Club was held at the Royal Oak Hotel, on Monday evening last, when Mr. J. B. Mars- den presided over a large attendance of mem- bers, including Doctors Edward Williams and Lunt, and Messrs. W. Wright, Ivor Evans, J. C. Griffiths, E. P. Edwards, J. J. Lewis, H. Colbeck, T. J. Ll. Popkin. Josiah Simons, W. Bayne, W. E. Buller, R. Hughes Thomas, Gut- ter Thomas, Ernest Owen, B. St. John Scugill, A. Lewis. G. Herbert Bradley, J. B. Evans, Edward Jones, W. Gillespie, J. M. Lowsby, and T. M. Dobson (Joint Hon. Secretaries), and Edwin Roberts (Treasurer). The Hon. Secretaries read their annual re- port, which was to the effect that in the results of the Chester and District League Matches, the Mold Club h?d occupied third place. This was and improvement upon their position in the previous year, when they were bracketed fifth with Buckley. During the season, they had played 16 matches under the League, of which 8 were wen, 5 drawn, and 3 lost. Friendly fixtures had also been played with Denbigh, Northop, Halkyn, and a team of visitors, all being won with the exception of the Halkyn match, which resulted in a drawn game. The bat presented by the President, Major Lloyd, for the highest batting average, had been won by Mr. George Davies (20.44 for 16 innings), Mr. J. W. Richards ranking second (12.86 for 8 matches). An increase in the amount of gate receipts indicated the growing popularity of the game with the public. The Treasurer submitted his Annual State- ment of Account and Balance Sheet, which contained the following figures :—Receipts, f,16 Os. Id.; expenditure, f,15 6s. Od.; balance in hand, 14s. Id. It was resolved that the accounts, as read, be adopted, and printed and circulated among the members. The election of officers, &c., was then pro- ceeded with, with the following result:- President :-Major Edward Lloyd (re-elec- ted). Vice-presidents.-Re.elected. with the addition of the names of Mr. T. M. Keene, Dr. Trub- shaw, and Mr. Acton (Pant-y-mwyn). Captain:—Mr, W, Gillespie. Vice-captain :-Mr. Edward Jones. Treasurer:—Mr. D. Rutter Thomas.. Joint Hon. Secretaries:-Messrs. J. M. Lowsby and T. M. Dobson (re-elected). Committee :-Messrs Josiah Simons, Edwin Roberts, G. Herbert Bradley, J. B. Marston, D. O. Davies, Thomas H. Ollive, J. C. Griffiths, Alfred Lewis, J. B. Evans, Ivor Evans, and Dr. Lunt. Eepresentative in the League Committee :-Mr. Lowsby. Mr. Lowsby explained the decision arrived at by the League to appoint central umpires; and on the motion of Mr. Edwin Roberts, secon- ded by Mr. D. 0, Davies, it was agreed to vote a subscription of one guinea to the central um- pire fund. Dr. Lunt moved that the subscriptions payable by members playing tennis exclusively be re- duced from 10s. 6d. to 7s. 6d.; and on a division, the motion was carried by 11 votes to 8. A vote of thanks to the Chairman brought a successful meeting to a termination. MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF A YOUNG WOMAN. POST-MORTEM ORDERED. An inquest was held ai a farmhouse near Llanfvaydd on Wednesday 17th inst, before Mr. Richard Bromley, the Flintshire coroner, concerning the death of Sarah Connah, a single woman residing with her parents ab Mynydd Bach, near Llanfynydd. Mr. W. A. Vaughan, Schoolmaster, was foreman of the Jury. Mrs. Connah mother of the deceased said:- I am the wife of Thomas Connah, and reside at Mynydd Bach, near Llanfynydd. I identify the body which the Jury have seen as that of my daughter, Sarah Connah. She was & single- woman 35 years of age. She died on February 12th. She was ill for a fortnight. I did not know what was the matter with her. She was aken ill on Monday 1st February. I sent for Dr. Creighton on the following day. He came on Wednesday 3xd February, and that was the only time he came. He said she would have to be taken away. I do not know whab he meant, whether it was to a Hospital, or where. She looked very ill, and wild, as if something was in her head. I never saw her like that before,
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STANDING JOINT POLICE COMMITTEE. PROTECTION TO YOUNG CHILDREN. A Quarterly Meeting of the Flintshire Stand- ing Joint Police Committee, was held at the County Hall, on Thursday, when there were present-Councillors Dr. Edwards (pre- siding), R. Ll. Jones, Mr. W. Wynne, Mr. Tattun Davies Cooke, Councillor J. Bellis, Councillor W. Astbury. Councillor G. A. Parry, Mr. E. H. Wain, Mr. J. Watkinson, Mr. R. V. Kyrke, Mr. C. P. Morgan, Alderman R. J. Jones (Bagillt), and Mr. T. H. Ollive (Deputy Clerk). THE CHIEF CONSTABLE'S ANNUAL REPORT. Major Webber, Chief Constable, read his Annual Repert as follows :— iCHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. MOLD, 18th February, 197. Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen, I have the honour to lay before you the An- nual Statement of Crime required by the Go- vernment. During the year ending 31st of December, 1896. there were 114 indictable offences re- ported, for which 67 persons were apprehended, and 37 persons proceeded against by summons. Of these 104 persons proceeded against 71 were dealt with summarily, 21 were committed or bailed for trial, 6 cases were withdrawn, and 6 discharged. There were 811 persons proceeded against for non-indictable offences, of whom 649 were com- mitted, 160 discharged, and 2 delivered to the army. Of the 649 persons convicted, 85 were for assaults, 143 under the Elementary Educa- tion Acts, 130 for drunkenness, and 28 for offences against the Poor Laws. There has been a slight decrease in the num- ber of convictions for drunkenness as compared with the previous year. For offences under the Licensing Laws there have been during the year 13 fully-licensed houses proceeded against with 11 convictions. There has also been one beer-house proceeded against and convicted. In consequence of P.C. Robert Parry having retired on a pension, I have, so as to complete the number of the force, appointed No. 14 Robert Geo. Jones. The Home Secretary having sanctioned your proposal to increase the pay of Acting Ser- geants by one penny a day, I would ask for your instructions as to the date from which this increase should take effect. I submit my estimate for pay and contingen- cies for the months of April, May and June, showing a total of 91,280. My accounts for the quarter ending 31st of December, 1996, have been examined by Mr. T. Williams, County Treasurer, and found cor- rect. They have also been examined by your sub-committee, and are now laid before you. I have the honour to be, Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, (Signed) B. T. WEBBER, Chief Constable. The Chairman and Members of the Standing Joint Committee of Flint- shire. The report was adopted. » SWEATING. # A letter was read from the Board of Trade in reply to the Committee's enquiry whether Messrs. Dolan, of London, who bad tendered for the police clothing for the ensuing twelve months, were 'sweaters.' The letter stated that no compliant of such a character had ever been made towards the firm, who, at the pre- sent time, held Government contracts. The letter was considered quite satisfactory. INCREASE OF PAY TO ACTING-SERGEANTS. A letter was read from the Home Secretary in reply to the Committee's resolution to in. crease the pay of Acting-Sergeants by one penny per day, and assenting to the same. On the propositian of Mr. Watkinson, se. conded by Councillor R. Ll. Jones, it was decided to make the increase from the 19th of November last, when the resolution was passed. CRUELTY TO CHILDREN. Councillor R. Ll. Jones asked whether some- thing could not be done to assist the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children? There wis considerable difficulty in getting support not so much for the wan t of sympathy, but about tlii knowledge of the Society, and the ex' -Ilgny work it did. He thought it was one of jhe m ist important Societies that could possibly exu-0, and he did not think it should be left so much to the Inspectors of the Society So det ;<-t the ca&es. He would be very glad if ihe meeting would give an expression of opin- ön, f,nd he was quite sure that the Chief Con- it able would see that it was carried out, and ihat the police took greater interest and moved nore about they knew such cases oc. curred. He believed that if it was taken up hat parents would be taught their seme of duty, and become better themselves, and the children by being bebterly brought up, would grow out of that brutish tendency which other- wise they cultivate. He moved a resolution to that effect. j Mr. Watkinson seconded. Mr. Wynne said that it was quite understood when the Act was passed that the police should prosecute, and it was never intended that that should be undertaken by any voluntary society. Major Webber said it would be a pity in many ways to bring the police as it were into t opposition with these Inspectors. The work should be done jointly. But the Inspectors could secure information which i he police could not get, by going from house to house. The best plan was to allow the present friendly ar- rangement with the police and the inspectors to exist. He was heartily in sympathy with the objects of the Society, and greatly appreci- ated the good work it was doing. Mr. Watkinson said that in the two cases of this character that had been brought before him, the prosecutions had been conducted by the Inspectors, and convictions obtained; in those instances the police could not have got the information. Councillor R. LI. Jones stated that as the police instituted prosecutions for offences against animals, much more should they do so for offences against human beings. Major Webber observed that the cases for cruelty to children were domiciliary, whilst against animals they occurred on the road. I The motion was carried. j SALE OF BEER TO CHILDREN. Councillor J. Bellis said that his attention } had been drawn to the question of sale of j beer and other intoxicants to children for outside consumption, and he was requested to ask what was the law on that point ? The Clerk stated, and so did several of those present, that there was no restriction to the sale of intoxicants to children for outside con- sumption.
PLOUGHING MATCH. TH-e seventeenth annual ploughing match under the auspices of the i ].yn District Ploughing Association, was held on a field abutting the Wrexham Road near thisltown, in the occupation of Mr. Edward Williams, Broncoed farm, on Thursday last. The site was a most suitable one, and the ground was not to be beaten for the purposes. Boi- sterous winds, the previous night, sounded ominous for the event, but as circumstances transpired, these only added to the good by materially drying the earth. The ele- ments were very favourable, and there was a good attendance. The entries were great- ly in excess of any previous show, number- ing 37, out of which there was only one de- linquent, the remainder all putting in an appearance. Each having his allotted area, set to work, and early in the morning it was quite apparent that they meant busi- ness. The turf was in capital condition, and turned' exceedingly well, and com- pact, the result being a difficulty to draw the dividing line between the merits of the competitors. The total aggregate value of the prizes was £ 40, and for the splendid competition, really this substantial sum was quite inadequate. The champions' exhibi- ted great skill, and their work was spoken of in the highest praise the winner of this class was Abel Hughes, Rhuddlan., whose furrows were quite an exhibition displaying every finish. He was closely followed by the old veteran, John Duckworth, Hawar- den, who also proved to be equal to yore. In the second class, John Langford, Hesp Alun, gained premier honours, and fully de- served them. Indeed the work all through, could scarcely have been improved upon, and some of it would have run that of the champions a very close race, however the winner who will be henceforth debarred from competition, in this department, may have an opportunity of displaying his skill in the more elevated rank on a future occa- sion. The work done by the youths was also exceedingly creditable, and was univer- sally praised. The following is a list of the prize winners :— Class I.-Open to all comer. First prize £ 5; 2nd, t3 3rd, 92; 4th, £ 1. The last four fur- rows to be double ploughed. 1. Abel Hughes, Rhuddlan. 2. John Duckworth, Hawarden. 3. John Roberts, Mostyn, Whitford. 4. J. E. Davies, Nerquis. I Class 2.—Open to farmers, their sons, or servants, residing in any district, who have never won a first prize in this class at any public ploughing match. First prize, L4; 2nd, £ 3 3rd, 30s.; 4th, 15s.; 5th, 10s. The last four furrows to be double ploughed. 1. John Langford, Hesp Alyn. 2. Ellis Evans, Soaghton. 3. Edward Roberts, Pant Farm. 4. Thomas Peters, Bryn Offa. 5. John Davies, Waen. Class 3. Open to youths under 20 years of age, residing in any district, who have never won a first price in this class at any public ploughing match. 1st prize, £ 2; 2nd, El.; 3rd, 10s., 4th, 5s. The last four furrows to be double ploughed. 1. Edward Williams, Llanferres. 2. R. Parry, Llanarmon. 3. George Roberts, Southsea, Wrexham. 4. T. J. Francis, Nerquis. A special prize for the best in and out' was awarded to John Roberts, Mostyn, Wrexham. Class 4.—For the neatest and cleanest turn- out, open to all comers. First prize, £ 2; 2nd 91 10s.; 3rd, £1 4th, a check rein; 5th, a whip 6th, a curry comb and brush. N. B.- The basis of the judging will be the work of the ploughman in respect of the neatness and cleanliness of his turnout generally; but the quality of the horses will not be considered, nor will borrowed harness be allowed. No prizes will be awarded in this class unless the turnouts are of sufficient merit. 1. E. Jones, Nerquis, 2. John Williams, Ty Ucha, Cilcen. 3. E. Roberts, Hendre Isa, Nerquis. 4- Jesse Roberts, Berse, Wrexham. 5. J. E. Banks, Soughton Hall. 6. Eynon Hughes, Rhuddlan. 5. For the soundest and best team of horses. 1st, £ 1., 2nd, 10s.; 3rd, 5s. 1. W. H. Roberts, Tyddyn. 2. E. Roberts, Plas Ucha. 3. E. Jones, Nerquis. Class 6. Hedging and ditching, open 1st. 25s.; 2nd, 15s.; 3rd, 10s.; 4th, 5s. 1. John Jones, Leeswood. 2. John Evans, Ruthin. 3. John Rich, Gwernaffield. 4. L. Roberts, Nant Fawr, Ituthin. Class 7. Hedging and ditching. Open to men under 25 years old. 1st, £1; 2nd, 10s.; 3rd, 5s. 1. Thomas Jones, Bryn Eglwys. 2. D. Evans, Ruthfn. 3. Thomas Davies, Nerquis. A speecial" feature of the show was the hedging and ditching, the competitors display- ing extraordinarily fine tact and neatness. The turnouts were of the best order and the pair of animals owned by Mr. W. H. Roberts were quite a show in themselves. The judges, whose awards gave every satisfaction, were, Class 1, Messrs. Edward Roberts, Nerquis; Ed- ward Williams, Northop and Mr. Gregory, Waverton, Cheshire classes 2 and 3, Messrs. Benjamin Bellis, Cae March, and N. Bateman, Hesp Alun. Hedging and ditching, Messrs. R. i Roberts, Llannergain George Taylor, North- op and. W. Langford, Nerquis. I At a late hour, the prizes, in the absence of Mr. W. H. Roberts, were distributed by Major Lloyd, Hafod, who remarked that it was the best ploughing match yet held by the society j and he hoped that it would be succeeded by shows of equal merit. During the day, dinner was served by Mr. Edward Williams, to all the competitors and officials, and ample justice was paid to the gene* rous catering of that gentleman. The event was a thorough success all round. ¡
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LIVERPOOL. (FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.) LIVERPOOL, Thursday. Welsh National Society.-At one of the ordi- nary meetings of this excellent society, held at the Royal Institution, Colquitt Street, on Tues- day evening, the Rev. W. O. Jones, B.A., the minister of Chatham Street chapel, read an able and instructive paper on 'Philosophy in Wales,' before a large and an appreciative audience. Among the audience I noticed Mr. Jonathan Parry, C.C. (Upper Parliament street), Mr. Edward Lloyd, J.P. (Falkner Square), Rev. Peter Price (Great, Mersey street), and the Rev. James Davies, M.A., the energetic Vicar of St. David's Welsh Church (Brownlow Hill). On Monday, March 1st (St. David's Day), the an- nual dinner of the above society will be held at the Adelphi Hotel. Alfred L. Jones, Esq., The Oaklands, Aigburth, will preside. Mr. Jones is a Welshman, being a native of Carmarthen, and the head of the well-known local firm of Messrs. Elder, Dempster, & Co. The invited guests will include the Venerable Archdeacon Howell (Llawdden), of Gresford; Rev. E. T. Davies (Dyfrig), of Pwllheli; Mr. William Jones, M. P.; and the Rev. John Williams (M.C.), of Princes Road chapel. St. David's Eve. — At St. David's (Welsh) Church, in Brownlow Hill, a grand Welsh choral festival, by the united choirs of St. David s, St. Asaph's, and Birkenhead, will be held in the above church on St. David's Eve. The Rev. E. T. Davies (Dyfrig), of Pwllheli, will preach on the occasion. Royal Welsh Ladies' Citoir.- This far-famed. ehoir, led by Madame Clara Novello Davies, appeared in Welsh costume at the Harrison, concert, given at the Philharmonic Hall on Thursday evening, the 18th instant. Among other selections they rendered in Welsli The Bells of Aberdovey' (D. Emlyn Evans); and the National Welsh air, 'March of the Men of Harlech.'
SETTLEMENT OF A WELSH COLLIERY DISPUTE. ON Saturday, the Wynhstay Collieries, Li- mited, Ruabon, made known to their men, about 1,300 in number, that the notices issued a fortnight ago terminating all con- tracts of service had been withdrawn. In parts of the workings, owing to the accumu- lation of gas, shot-s are not allowed, and the coal has to be worked by manual labour en- tirely. The Federation asked for a uniform rate of 5s. per day for the colliers working under such conditions. The withdrawal of the notices means that the employers have complied with this request, and there will be no interruption of work at the colliery.
L- Potatoes in Greenland never grow larger than, a marble. A French autograph collector says the signature of Christopher Columbus can always. iind a buyer at £800. In a recent issue of a well-known London. paper appears the following curious advertise- ent: 13argaiu Lady leaving England per- manently, must seli family grave. Hold five. Marble slab. Meredith, etc.' Printed and Published by T. GEM and SON. at, their offices in Chapel Street Denbigh, Saturday February, 2t7h, 1897.
There was no death registered as due directly I to influenza. Epidemics. —There were sixty-six cases of infectious diseases notified during the year I 1896. Measles.—This disease is not included in the Notification of Diseases Act, but is always, as soon as a knowledge of its existence is obtain- ed, treated from a sanitary point of view with precisely the same active measures to try and suppress it, as is taken with any of the other infectious diseases, as frequently owing to the complications that are liable to accompany this disease, as well as to follow it frequently, add very materially to the deathrate, especially the infantile deathrate. There were a few cases imported into the district, but in no instance did the disease spread outside the household into which it had been imported. Scarlet fever.-This disease appears to have been shouldering in this district as well as in surrounding districts throughout the year, and was on several occasions imported into this district. There were sixty cases notified dur- ing the year, and the parish of Corwen, es- pecially the northern division, not the town, and the parish and village of LlansantSraid, suffered most from the disease, but in neither district did I consider it necessary to advice the Sanitary authority to gi"e orders to close the schools. The epidemic appeared to follow in the trail, not so much of the children as of their male parents who worked in the Moel- fferna slate and slab quarries. The only fatal case was in a young unmarried woman—a priinipara complicated with puerperal septi- coemia-the importance of notification was very evident in this instance. I was also im- mediately informed of a death which happened in a small cottage containing a family of several young children. I wrote to explain to the parents the necessity of burying the body as soon as possible for the welfare and safety of the living, as there is no mortuary in this district for such a body to be moved thereto to await burial. I also saw the father to further explain verbally and impress this, which I con- sidered his duty towards his other children. He had the good sense to adopt my suggestion, and the body was hurried at mid-day on Sun- day within thirty hoars of the time of death. This action was very highly commended by the inhabitants of the neighbourhood. Many in- stances occurred during the year of scarlet fever being imported into households and not spreading beyond such households, and several instances in which no other person was attacked in such households, as strict pre- cautions as regards isolation, free ventilation, nursing, and disinfectants are immediately taken on receipt of notification. Diphtheria. -There were only two cases noti- fied. One proved fatal in a farmhouse, having being contracted in the village of Gwyddel- wern in December, 1S95, where a fatal case had previously occurred. The other was a very mild case in a farmhouse near Glyndyfrdwy, in the parish of Corwen. In neither instance did the disease attack any other person or inmate of these houses. Typhoid fever. -T h ree cases were notified- two in the town of Corwen, one originated probably here in a large establishment, the place was thoroughly overhauled, and what sanitary defects were detected, which were trivial, were rectified. The other case was evidently contracted in London, and developed in a few days on the return home of the patient. The other case was a young man residing at a farmhouse near Glyndyfrdwy. This patient had evidently contracted the disease at Paris, and none of the other residents at this abode suffered from the disease. All these cases were of a mild type, and active measures were taken to prevent the disease spreading with the usual satisfactory results. Erysipelas.-There was only one case of a mild idiopathic form affecting the face, reported I from Carrog. Whooping cough.—This disease was prevalent in the village of Llandrillo and neighbourhood in the spring, causing indirectly one death owing to complications which accompanied it. I advised the sanitary authority to give orders fer the village school to be closed for fourteen days owing to the prevalence of whooping cough, and some cases of scarlet fever having appeared in the neighbourhood. Such orders were carried out, and I was to extend the period of closure if I considered such action desirable and necessary, but the progress of the disease was so satisfactory that I did not consider any need for further interference. Diarrhoea.—There were two fatal cases of children, both in the parish of Corwen, aged 16 months and one month respectively. There were nine cases of consumption registered during the year 1896. There were five deaths from injuries during 1896, rather a large num- ber, and three of these were non-residents. Drains and sewers.A drain and cesspool has been constructed at Tyucha:r llya. The drains alluded to in previous reports at Plas.yn-ddol and Old China Shop, Cynwyd, have been satis- factorily constructed respectively. A new drain and cesspool has been construc- ted for the cottages as Pen'rallt, Glyndyfrdwy. Also a new drain has been made at Ty'nllwyn Cottage and Smithy, Carrog. The drain has not yet been constructed for Tydu, Carrog. New privies have been built at Pentre Bodorlas, Tanyberllan, Bettws. Also new urinal and water closet at the Market Hall, Corwen, privies at Top yr ochr and Glantrys- tion, Cynwyd, as well as at Morfudd and Ber- mjn Arms, Glyndyfrdwy, have net been put into a satisfactory condition as requested—the latter is specially mentioned by Dr. Bruce Lowe in his report on the polution of the river Dee. Some of these polluted directly into the brook in their vicinity, and action should be taken to have these sanitary contra- ventions rectified. The main sewers in the town of Corwen have been cleared, and are frequently thoroughly flushed. Some pigstyes too near to the houses in the village of Gwyddelwern have been closed. Also the attention of the tenant has been drawn to those at Top yr ochr and Pandy Cynwyd, since which time they have been kept cleaner. Also notice t. discontinue keeping pigs had been given to the tenant at Pentre Bod«rlas, owing to the close proximity of pigstye to house, and general insanitnry con dition of surroundings. An inquiry was held at Corwen r, loan for sewage purification works, report was sent down after the inquiry stating that the proposed scheme could not be constructed and efficiently worked on the pro- posed plot of ground, and now the whole arrangement is in abeyance, the sanitary authority having received orders from the Local Government Board (after all their first trouble and expense having being reported upon as unsatisfactory) to engage a competent engineer to advice them, and correspondence is now taking place with that object in view. Reference was drawn to the Report of Dr. Bruce Lowe, and reply forwarded as to what had been done and what was in contemplation to remedy defects complained of in that re- port. Water supply.—I have on several occasions drawn attention to the public well situated in l a field at the north end of the village of Gwyddelwern. Action has been taken, the well thoroughly cleaned and efficiently protec- ted from superficial contamination, and the approach thereto made more accessible, but the situation of this well, as I have explained to my authority, is not satisfactory. Something ought to be done to prevent the possibility of any soakage from a stone culvert which carries the brook, which brook, is of course liable, and is polluted and flows on higher ground from north to south in a slanting direction across the road in close proximity to this well. The well in the field by Ty'nycefn hag been efficien- tly protected by the District Council's instruc- tions. The bed of the brook at Corwen has been cleaned and repaired, and works con- structed to prevent the brook overflow from storm water. Private works have been con- structed to bring a good supply of pure spring water into the yard of Druid farm, in which yard I had iu my report last year advised the pamp to be closed, as I considered the water act safe to be used for domestic purposes. The fittings of water worlcs ab Llandrillo have been remedied to prevent waste. New works have been constructed to supply the south end of the village of Glyndyfrdwy-a stone tank to hold 1,000 gallons constructed at the spring, and 400 yards of pipe laid down. An extension in the southerly direction will be required here soon. The water for the use of the village of Cynwyd during the summer months proved deficient. A committee of the sanitary authority visited the spot to make enquiries and take evidence with a view to report. In the meantime, before the meeting of the sani- tary authority, rain came, the old spring re- appeared, complaint was no further made, and the matter was allowed to drop. This, of course, will crop up again, but we will need a prolonged drought. Rouses and Cottages.-No very active meas- ures have been taken as regards any cottages, although several defects have been seen to. A cottage near Derwen Station as soon as the inmate was removed after a good deal ot trouble and delay, the house was renovated and made habitable, also two other houses in the same neighbourhood, will in the spring be renovated or rebuilt. The cottages reported upon last year at Cynwyd have not been evacuated, one house, or rather room in such house being inhabited by a single individual who certainly should be removed. Attention was drawn to the sleeping accommodation of farm labourers, reference being made to the unhealthiness of sleeping rooms being situated over animals. I stated that sleeping over animals was not of itself unhealthy, granted the rooms used for the purpose were constructed on proper sanitary lines as regards space and efficiency-special attention will be paid to this matter. Ashes and other refuse matters are frequently thrown into a lane at the back of the Queen's cowhouses in this town, notice boards were put up to discontinue this objec- tionable practice under penalty, as there is no excuse, as a cart is provided to go round the town once a week at stated hours, and oftener if required, to remove all such refuse. I have in my former reports drawn attention to a slaughter-house in the village of Gwyddelwern as a source of danger to the residents in its vicinity, and now have the satisfaction to state that it has been closed for over nine months, and will not be used as such again. I have on several occasions visited common lodging houses, slaughter houses, and bakehouses, and have no fault to report. HOWELL WHITE, M.B. D.P.H. Camb. Corwen, Feb. 17th, 1897. W. E. Williams The report seems to me to be very satisfactory, and I hope it will catch the eye of our friend Mr. Gibson, of the Cambrian News. I propose that we print a number of the report, the same as we did last year. This was seconded by Mr. E. 0. V. Lloyd, and carried. TY'NDDOL BRIDGE. A letter was read from the Corwen Parish Council, asking the District Council join iilywith Uwchaled to repair the footpath and bridge known as Ty'nddol Bridge. Upon the motion of Mr. W. E. Williams, seconded by Mr. Henry Davies, it was resolved to inform the Parish Council that it would be more advisable for them jointly with the Parish Council of Llangwm to undertake this work. The Parish Council would have power to do so under Section xiii (2) Local Government Act, 1894. GWYDDELWERN AND CYNFAL ROAD. A letter was read from the Gwyddelwern Parish Council, calling attention to the bad state of a main road leading from Gwyddel- wern to Cynfal, and asking the District Council to repair it. As it was stated that this road was never repaired by the District Council, it was resolved, upon the motion of the Rev. loan T. Davies, seconded by Dr. Jones, that the Parish Council be recommended to refer the road to the County Council. STATION ROAD, GLYNDYFRDWY. The following letter was read from Mr. Nelson, Solicitor to the Great Western Rail- way Company. Paddington Station, W., London, 27th Jan. 1897. Dear Sir, I have had some correspondence with Mr. John, the Clerk to the Edeyrnion Highway Board, as to the road from the Helyhead Road to the bridge over the Dee at Glyndyfrdwy. The road was constructed by the Llangollen and Corwen Railway Company in substitution for the old road to the Ford, and the Company have been advised that the Local Authority liable for the maintenance of the old road has since been responsible for its maintenance of the new road. An arrangement was therefore entered into provisionally with the Highway Board, under which they were prepared to take over the maintenance upon the payment of 9100, subject to the widening of the road near the Station by the inclusion of a small piece of land belonging to the Company. Owing to the objection of the Llangollen and Corwen Company, this agreement was never carried into effect, and I am now instructed to re-open this matter, as the road is in bad con- dition, and it is desirable that there should be no dispute as to the party responsible for its maintenance. Will you kindly bring the matter before the Corwen District Council, and obtain their in- structions whether they are willing to adopt the agreement entered into with the Edeyrnion Highway Board, as if so the directors will be advised to so settle the question. Yours truly, R. R. NELSON, J. E. BOWEN. T. Hughes, Esq., Corwen. Upon the motion of Mr. R. R. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Godfrey Parry, it was re- solved that the Clerk be instructed to reply that the letter had been brought to the atten- tion of the Council, and that no action was taken. CORWEN SEWAGE PURIFICATION. The letter read at the last meeting from Mr. John Williams, Corwen, asking to be informed what was his position now with the Council with respect to the Sewage Purification Scheme prepared by him, and which was not sanctioned by the Local Government Board, ehiefly be- cause the land proposed was not suitable, was further considered. Upon the motion of Mr. E. Williams, seconded by Mr. Henry Davies, it was resolved that Mr. Williams be informed that as the Local Government Board had re- fused to sanction the scheme prepared by him, the.engagement withhim had therefore lapsed, and consequently that the Rural District Council of Edeyrnion are not further indebted to him. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor submitted a plan of an im- proved culvert for a place on the Pennant Road, Llandrillo, called Pont Ty'nllwyn,' which was estimated to cost about £ 12. Re- solved that the Surveyor be authorized to carry out the improvements specified by him. EXTENSION OF WATER SUPPLY AT > GLYNDYFRDWY. The Inspector submitted for the considera- tion of the Council a plan of a small water works for supplying Pen'rallt cottages, Glyn- dyfrdwy, and estimated to cost about S65. A committee consisting of Dr. Jones, Messrs. G. Parry, R. R. Roberts, and John Jones (Glyn- dyfrdwy) were appointed to inspect the place with the Inspector, and to report to the next meeting. CYNWYD SEWERS. The Inspector reported that the main sewers at Cynwyd were more than half filled up with filthy sewage, and it was impossible to flush them because there was no water avail%ble- they are in their present condition worse than useless. Resolved that they be left as they are for the present. CONDEMNED DWELLINGS. The dwelling houses called Tai Newyddion, J Cynwyd, and the Old Forge, Brynsaith- j narchog, were condemned as unfit for human labitation, and the Inspector was directed to five the tenants-of each seven days notice to sease the occupation of same. i PAY SHEETS. The workmen's pay sheets were examined and cheques were signed to pay the workmen on the roads as follows:—Edeyrnion, £ 24 7s. Od., And Llanarn on D.C. £ 3 Os. Od.
ather children. They died youag, one was bhree months, another, one year, and the other died at birth There has never any of the family been troubled with their heads before. On Monday, the 8th February, I sent for Dr. Roberts, Pontblyddyn. He came on the 9th. He did not come afterwards, he was to come on Friday, but she died that morning. She was insured in the Prudential Company for about 918. She has one child aged 11 years. The child is alive. She was keeping company with the father of her child. He often came to the house. His name is Edw. Jones; and he resides at Ffrith. He is a single man, and a collier. He came to see her the night before she was taken ill. He came at night. I should Ortainly think that they were in love with one another, or why should he be coming t-lowil so often. I never asked him why he did not marry her. After she was taken ill, and up to the present moment, he has never been near the house, nor sent any communication. I do not know whether he knows she is dead. His home is half an hour's walk from our house. Shortly before she died, that is 9 o'clock on Friday morning, my husband and I were with her, we had been with her all through Thurs- day night. We knew she was dying. She knew also. She named Edward Jones. She spoke at the time she was taken ill about Edward Jones. She said that he was the mis- chief maker, and that they would be happy but for him. She spoke about 1 old dirty bottles' which he used to bring for her to take. I never saw him bringing anything. He never came in the day time, always at night. Al- though he came for years after the child was born, I never spoke to him about refraining from marying her. I do not know if my bus- band spoke to him about it. She always lived at home with us. She was healthy. She never went to service. Dr. Roberts, Pontblyddyn, said:On the 8th inst I was sent for to deceased. I communi- cated with the Relieving Officer and the Police, and arranged to go up next morning with the view of sending deceased to an Asylum. We came up on the 9th, and met the father, who said that the Policeman and the Relieving Officer were not required as she was much better. I saw the deceased, I had nothing to give her. I ordered fomentation, and told them to let me know every morning how she was going on. OnfWednesday the 10th inst., Robert Ingman, Fron Haul, called upon me, and said she was much better. I heard nothing OR Thursday until night, when her father came and said she was worse, and asked me bo call on Friday morning. At 9-30 on Friday morn- ing, I received a message saying she was dead. Her father came on Saturday for a certificate. After a little hesitation, I gave it. I certified as follows :-suppression of urina.' I was not aware that Dr. Creighton had been attending her, or that she was so ill as she was, nor had been so long. I went there on the 9th to exa- mine her as to the advisability of sending her to an Asylum. The Jury ordered a post mortem examination to be made by Dr. Edwards, Mold, and Dr. Roberts, Pontblyddyn, and the Inquest was adjourned till to day (Friday) at the Coed Talon Hotel.