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THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT.

SLINGS AND ARROWS.

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SLINGS AND ARROWS. /r-J" [BY A YEOMAN OF THE GUARD]. Where is the Ruthin Conservative Club ? What has become of the Churchmen of Ruthin Are they asleep Or are they afraid of testing the Nonconformist strength of the borough ? Monday last was the nomination day for the election of a School Board for the borough. The recent Board was composed of four Nonconformists and three Churchmen. On Monday, five Non- conformists and two Churchmen only were nominated, and consequently they have been elected. This is a clear gain of a seat to the Nonconformists, counting two on a division, and this without a contest This is the stuff of which Ruthin Conservatives -Ruthin Churchmen,—are made of. Had they not better get the Bishop of St. Asaph to give them a lecture? I am in- formed that one of the intended Church candidates, and an old member, forgot all about the nomination day. That may be, but the forgetfulness is a proof of the amount of interest taken by the ex-member in question, in the education of the town. Ruthin Conservatives, as a rule, pride themselves as being beautiful pattern politicians to all the rest of their party. Yet they allow themselves to lose a seat on the School Board, when, according to their leaders, they should give an example to the country, on the proper way of cap- turing a School Board. How are the mighty fallen I must really expect to see the Castle walls crumbling in spite of their Unionist mortar, after this. Surely Mr. Theodore Rouw could not be in his usual health to allow tbisfiasco. e m I am informed that Col. Howard, wh-en engaged in the pleasing duty of presiding over a Primrose League entertainment at Trefnant, indulged in a burst of prophetic utterance. After paying a tribute of res- pect to the sturdy Liberalism of Mr. John Roberts, Plas Heaton, he ventured to pre- dict that in two years time, Mr. Roberts will not be a member of the Denbighshire County Council. Upon what basis, if any, Col. Howard founded his prophecy, I don't know. If one is to judge by the past, Mr. Roberts' seat is safe for him as long as he likes to retain it. It is true that he has had to contest the possession of it on every opportunity, but it is also true that he has won each time. He has kept his seat when other Liberals lost theirs, and although the Tories have tried various candidates, and every possible means, they have not suc- ceeded in getting rid of Mr. Roberts. If I follow in the footsteps of Col. Howard, and try a bit of home-made prophesying myself, I would say that neither Col. Howard nor anybody else can turn Mr. Roberts out. w w 9 m The Denbigh Town Council were cer- tainly in the right when at their last meet- ing they called attention to the accommo- dation, or the want of it, at the Railway Station. Surely, a station in which such a business is done, as in this should be better provided. It is, both in its passenger and in its goods accommodation, a disgrace to the town, and to the company. I have no doubt but the station master and his staff do the best they can under existing circum- stances, and it is not their fault that things are so bad. But I sincerely hope that the strictures of the Council will have some effect in inducing the Railway Company to give to Denbigh a decent station in return for the business they draw out of it.

DENBIGH.

. ,DENBIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL.

IDENBIGH GRAMMAR SCHOOL OLD…

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