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SLINGS AND ARROWS. "r"r-j,J-r, IBY A YEOMAN OF THE GUARD]. I do not know what was the cause of it, whether pure accident, or mischievous de- sign, but the way some of the posters con- nected with the Denbigh Temperance Mis- sion were exhibited was laughable, to say the least of it. On Tuesday night a theatrical company occupied the Drill Hall, and pro- duced a play entitled • The Liars.' The town bad been well-billed with their ad- vertisements, and in at least two cases, these got mixed, or apparently mixed, with the Temperance posters. In the two places mentioned, the following was the case. At the top of the hoarding were the words The Liars is coming.' Underneath followed a list of the Temperance speakers I W 9 • 9 What has come of all the projects for Light Railways in this district? Have they all died of neglect? Soon after the passing of the Act, schemes for light rail- ways were as plentiful as flies in August There was going to be a light railway from Denbigh to Llansannan and Llanrwst, with a rival line from Abergele to Llansannan; from Corwen to Ceryg-y-druidion, Pentre- foelas, and Bettws y Coed; from Ruthin to Ceryg-y-druidion, and to Mold, and host a of others. Not one of the proposed routes have even been surveyed. No one hears a word about them. The Light Railways Act so far as this portion of the Principality is concerned, is a dead letter. Cannot something be done to either resuscitate some of those schemes, or to promote new ones. A vast district suffers from isolation, or comparative isolation from the rest of the world, and it is high time that steps should be takeu for opening up this district. • w w Whilst on the subject of railways, I might call attention to the inadequate way Denbigh is catered for in the matter of the issuing to it of market tickets. I shall give one instance only. Caerwys is situated between Denbigh and Mold, but nearer to Denbigh by some miles. In fact, it is within six and a half miles of Denbigh by rail, whilst it is nine and a half by rail from Mold. But the Mold people have been wide awake, and they have secured cheap market tickets from Caerwys to Mold and back. I do not find fault with the Mold people for this. But it undoubtedly militates against Denbigh. The trains are also more convenient, as now running, for going to Mold than to Denbigh. Most people do their marketing in the afternoon. If a Caerwysite comes to Denbigh by the 1.48 p.m., he will be compelled to be absent from home for 3 hours, 21 minutes. If he starts at 3.22 p.m., the time allowed him will be too little for marketing purposes, unless he waits till the 7 p.m. train from Denbigh, and that means an absence from iome of 3 hours 52 minutes. The working classes, however, must do their marketing in the evening. With the exception of Saturday nights, it is impossible to come by train from Caerwys after 3.22 p.m., and go back again. Denbigh people should seek to remedy this. They should agitate for a later train in the direction of Chester on Wednesday nights, and for cheap market tickets from stations on the Mold line.

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