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. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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MOLD.

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CERYG-Y DRUIDION.

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THE DENBIGH STEAM ROLLER AND ITS WORK. To the Editor of THE NORTH WALES TIMES. SIR, The steam roller has now been in use in the borough long enough to enable the ratepayers to form some opinion as to its usefulness, and as a means of economising the rates. As far as I can see, the opinion of the ratepayers is divided somewhat equally on the question. Some say that it is a good investment, and that the corporation did a wise thing in purchasing it. Others look upon it as a 'white elephant,' or rather I should say a grl-en elephant,' and that it will answer no better purpose than to increase the expenditure. Be that as it may, I will not discuss this ticklish question, but there is another question in con- nection with the steam roller and its work which I consider to be of equal importance. About a fortnight or three weeks ago, I noticed that the roller was at work on Ty Mawr lane. This road leads from the Trefnam; road at a spot opposite Plas Clough, to the Bodfary road, at a place near Plas-yn-Green. Now it is an undoubted fact—a fact that cannot be denied-that this road is seldom used for traffic. It is a bye-lane, and one that cannot possibly be used except on very rare occasions. I will not go so far as to say that the road is not a convenient one. It serves a very good purpose, being a short cut from one main road to the other. But this I will say, that the traffic along it is infinitesimal as compared with other roads within the Borough. It is true that the Plas-yn Green family utilize it as a carriage drive on their way to Trefnant church on Sunday, and perhaps this fact justified the corporate officials in keeping the steam roller at work there for a couple of days. It has been stated at the meetings of the Town Council on more than oneoccasionthat the roads generally were in a bad condition within the Borough, and that great difficulty was experienced in getting sufficient metalling. At the last meeting of all, the surveyor's request for 230 loads or tons of Gwyddelwern stone was acceded to, and it was also reported that no stone could be got frofn the Graig Quarry, Now, if this is the state of things, the ques- tion which I wish to ask the authorities is, why was the steam roller sent to a bye lane where there is no traffic, whilst other roads in the borough over which there is a heavy traffic were allowed to remain in their present dis- graceful state? Several loads of precious metalling was put down on this lane, simply I suppose to make it a decent carriage drive for one or two • big people' that live in the immediate neighbourhood. I can find no other reason for the extraordinary proceeding. If the stone was scarce in the town, and for the roads over which the bulk of the town's traffic is carried on, why not use them and the roller for the improvement of such roads? An explanation on this point would be very acceptable to. Yours truly, RATEPAYER.

'THE LllND QUESTION IN CARNARVONSHIRE.

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ST. ASAPH.

ABERGELE.

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CERYG-Y DRUIDION.