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SLINGS AND ARROWS. IBy A YEOMAN OF THE GUARD]. The Infirmary Committee are taking time by the forelock, and in my opinion, they are 'stealing a march on the Intermediate School. At the Mayor's meeting last Mon- day evening, it was unanimously decided to recommend the Infirmarv and the Inter- mediate School as fit and proper subjects to support in commemoration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. In a few days afterwards, however, lo and behold! A circular is scattered broadcast inviting contributions to the Infirmary only, in com- memoration of the Queen's longest reign. I am fully aware that the circular has been sent as the result of the special meeting held in the Infirmary last week, and that everything is 'nil right and square.' At the same time, I should have expected that the hearty reception given to the claims of the Infirmary at the Mayor's meeting, would have caused the Infirmary authorities to reciprocate by including in their appeal the claims of the Intermediate School. » The Choir's strike is at an end. The Bishop of St. Asaph swooped down upon them, and now they are singing again. It seems to me that the matter has been compromised, The Rector has not with drawn his letter, and the choir have gone back in a body, without one of them being made a 'scapegoat.' To quell the storm, however, a Jonah had to bo thrown over-board, or to be strictly correct, he walked over-board of his ovrn accord. In other words, Mr. Allen, the organist sent in bis resignation. A Sunday or two ago there was an organist, but no choir, soon apparently, there will be a choir without an organist. Might I suggest that tbe Rector should preach a special sermon on insubor- dination, and that the choir should learn the chorus, 'Be not afraid.' # 3r The proceedings of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society suggest temerity rather than timidity. Indeed, they are characterised by such boldness, that had the same proceedings taken place in a less august body, it might be called by another name. When the show of the Society was last held in Denbigh, a splendid Local Com mittee was appointed, which, with Mr. P. E. Story, the vice-president* went to work with a will. The result was that an exceedingly good supplementary list of prizes were offered, other expenses of the show were paid, and the handsome balance of X45 or thereabouts remained, which it i •. was decided should be kept in the Bank, in the name of two trustees until the show next came to thetown. Now, however, nearlytbree years after the event, the General Committee of the society claim the money for its own uses. As it ceuld not be claimed other- wise, a rule was framed specially to meet the occasion. But surely, a rule that was made subsequent to the event, cannot affect what had taken place before. This ia, how- ever, what has been done, and if Mi-, Story yields, the X45 balance of a fund collected for the show in Denbigh, will go to assist the show in another part of the country. • • • • I confess I cannot undersrand why Mr. Wynne Edwards, and Mr. Story did not vote when the question was put. They, by their speeches, appeared to be the leaders in the attempt to preserve the money for the use it was originally intended, and yet when the point comes to a division, they leave their supporters in the luich. Had they voted, it appears to me that the result might have been very different. It is true that many of the aristocrats of the neighbour- hood were on the other side, but I should not like to think that political cor,s,dera- tions prevented these two gentlemen from voting in support of the speeches they them- selves had made. Their conduct in this respect certainly calls for some explanation. Mr. Wynne Edwards' superfine loyalty caused him to make very funny proposals at the Mayor's meeting last Monday night. Heobjected to the Infirmary being benefitted, unless the money subscribed went to build a Victoria ward, or to endow a Victoria bed. Nor was he willing to assist the In termediate School, unless that institution was somehow coupled with the name of Victoria. But he wanted to buy the old Castie. That was his proposal, had he ventured to make it. Was he, I wonder, going to call the old Castle of Denbigh, the Victoria Castle? I should have liked to see him attempting to do this. Why the old Castle has ieigiied' riitich longer than Queen Victoria, and has known kings, queens, and rwerslong before she was born. It would have been a sacrilege to attempt to steal the name of the ol i Castle. Yet, bow could Mr. Wynne Edwards be consis- tent with himself—if he cares about that— without calling it the Victoria Castic-like some public houses-I do not know. .m_M_

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