T. J. WILLIAMS HIGH STREET & TEMPLE BAR, DENBIGH. is now making, throughout his numerous Departments in both Establishments, a Grand Display of the LATEST NOVELTIES, suitable for Christmas Presents and New Year's Gifts, at most tempting prices. T. J. W. has recently visited the various English Markets; and owing to the .y vi Z:5 mildness of the Season, has been enabled to buy for cash several thousand pounds worth of all classes of Goods at enormous reductions in prices and offer the same to his friends, subject to these reductions. r. J. W. begs to call attention to the following Departments :— Ladies' New Mantles, Jackets, Tailor-made Costumes Waterproof Capes and Coats, New Millinery, Gloves aim Hosiery, Ladies and Gents Umbrellas, Furs, Lace Goods, and Underclothing of every description, I New Woollens, Men's and Youths Ready-made Clothing, Over Coats and Macintoshes, Carriage and Travelling Rugs, Portmanteaus, Leather Bags, Oilcloths, Mattings, Linoleums, Carpets, and Rugs. An immense assortment of Goods adapted for Charity, comprising Flannels, Flan- nelettes, Sheets, Mantles, Quilts, &c. Patterns sent on application. This is a grand opportunity for Persons to secure all articles of wearing apparel at excdetionally low prices. E. T. JONES, LIMITED, BRITANNIA BUILDINGS, DENBIGH. FUMISHIM AND GENERAL IRONMONGEB.S. AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS AT MAKER'S PRICES. Sole Agents for J. Williams & Son's Celebrated Chaff Cutters & Pulpers Wynne Edwards, Hornsby's, & Maelor's Ploughs. Kitchen Ranges in great variety; Register Grates, with and without 1 iles; Heating Stoves for Oil and Coal. Sole Agents for the New Sunlight Incandescent Gas Lighting Co., unsurpassed for Light and Mantles that will stand handling. A large stock of Rain water Goods and Soil Pipes at the lowest market prices. Special quotations to Estates and other large consumers. Lamps in great variety. A large quantity of stock soiled Lamps at unheard of prices-must be cleared. Coal Vases, Fenders, Fire Irons, Fire Brasses, Cake and Jelly Moulds, and all HOUSEHOLD necessaries. SPORTING REQUISITES.—Breechloading Guns in 12 and 16 bore. Eley Kynock, and Joyce's Cartridges, with E.C. Shaltz, or Black Powder; Gun Caps, Wad dings, Powder, Shot, &c. Before deciding where to Purchase your JL PIANO or OR -m— WRITE FOR Illustrated Catalogue and particulars, shewing the different ways of purchasing, HIRE SYSTEM OR CASH. B 9 JilL. JBLu JfcSi 9 51, BRIDGE STREET ROW, CHESTER. Local Agent for Edison-Bell, Phonographs and Graphaphones. .="" p <p- f*\ /"S rr Q Balm o Gilead fu O tU livJI in O GEORGE'S PILLS i mi." "They are more than Gold to me-they saved my life." 'One wonders that things so small should produce such mighty results.53 PI LE & GRAVEL 'Many of my customers have been cured who have suffered for twenty years." The three forms of this Remedy:— No. 1.—George's File and Gravel Pills Q If 1 Q No. 2.- George's Gravel Pills | j a f *fo. 3.—George's Pills for the Piles. *» In Boxes, Is. I-Id. and 2s. 9d. each; by post, Is. 3d. and 3s. Proprietor:T. E. GEORGE, M. R. P, S., Hirwain, Glam, J ^MMiiiiii'iiiiiiiii1111111111 ——| —— iiiiiimiiiiii -1 1 HUGH WILLIAMS, TAILOR AND DRAPER, CHAPEL PLACE, DENBIGH. Begs to inform the public generally that he has on view an excellent ASSORTMENT OF NEW GOODS of the latest design, and of the best quality that money can procure LIVERIES of every description executed on shortest notice. Breeches, a Speciality. S.W. being a practical Tailor and Cutter (holder of a Diploma) and having a staff of experienced work- men fit, and style is guaranteed, consistent with MODERATE CHARGES. J A TRIAL ORDER RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED.
CAMBRIAN GOSSIP. Antiquarians and students of history will be interested to know that BronaMfc and the adjoining properties, the home and the pro perty of the late Mr. Gee, of Denbigh, and situated in the centre of that town, is des- cribed in an old deed darted 1638 as being 'situate in the suburbs of the town of D u bigh, and in High Street which leadeth from the High Crosarto Lleweni Green.' In the same deed Ailce Middleton and Jane intitidletori 'spinsters all of Denbigh afore- said,' are described as daughters and co- heirs of William Middleton, late of Denbigh, 'currier.' The price paid for the house at that time was S22 In another deed, re- lating to the same property, one John Salusbury in alluded to as of Denbigh. o o Wales has only narrowly missed becoming the scene of one of the greatest commercial enterprises of the century, and the thing in a more or slesa modified form is still within the range of practical commercial economy. cl Wales depends upon its mineral wealth; the southern half of the Principality upon its rich coal mines, and the northern upon equally rich and far more exclusive wealth ot slate. Deprive either of its one great staple industry and its commercial pros- perity will seriously suffer. Conversely everything that tends to develop coai- mining in the south or slate quarrying in the north tends also to promote the indus- trial and commercial welfare of the Princi- pality as a whole. 000 Mr. D. A. Thomas, M P/s dream of a huge combination of coalmasters to restrict the excessive output of coal in South Wales, may not yet have been realised although, as it is, the South Wales Coalmasters' Asso ci-tion is one of the biggest and most power ful combinations in the United Kingdom. But we have been recently-and possibly may still be—within measurable distance of an equally great, far more compact, and consequently more formidable combination in North Wales; a combination which would completely change the whole complexion of the slate-mining industry in North Wales. 000 The romance of Welsh education has been again demonstrated in the career of Mr. G. M. Jenkins, B.A., of Owens College, Man Chester, a Congregationalist and a native of Pontlottyn. Not very long ago he occupied a post on the Rhymney Railway, but to-day is acknowledged one of the brightest stud- ents of his College. Two years ago he secured his BA., ard immediately after- wards he won a. three years scholarship. Last year be captured the College prize-much coveted by the students—and recently an other S21 prize. He has also been appointed tutor at the College, where he is still study- ing for greater honours. 000 Ail the Welsh Nonconformist denomina- tions have decided to hold their annual as- semblies for this year in Carnarvonshire, and they have been fixed as follows :-Wes- leyan Methodist Provincial Synod, at Con- way, the 12th of June and the following days the General Assembly of the Calvin- istic Methodists at Llanberis, on the 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd of June; the Union of the Welsh Congregationalists, at Portmadoc, on the 2nd, 3rd, 4tb. and 5th of July; and the Welsh Baptist Union, at Bangor, on the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th of September. The annual conference of the English churches of the Calvinistic Methodists is also to be held in Carnarvonshire, at Llan- dudno, where also the English Congrega- tional Union of Wales will hold its annual meetings. 000 Responding to the congratulations of the East Glamorgan Monthly Meeting on the honour recently conferred upon him by an American University, the Rev. John Pugh elated a rather interesting incident that occurred during his recent tour through the States. A young Yankee came up to him at the close of a meeting which the Forward Movement Apostle had addressed, saying, (I guess you ought to be made a D.D. before you return.' 'What makes you think so?' inquired Mr, Pugh. Well,' was the singu- lar reply 'you are the most fearless devil driver that has been through these parts ever since I can remember By the way, will not the monthly meeting some day recognise those plodding young men already in the ministry who, through sheer force of talent and application, win their B.A.'s and M.A.'s at our home Universities ? These latter degrees are quite as valuable as those conferred across the Atlantic. 000 Which is the bravest regiment in the British Army?' The question is admittedly a difficult one, but tested by the number of men in each regiment who have won Victoria Crosses the honour is awarded to the South Wales Borderers of which famous local regi- ment no fewer than 16 members have won the coveted medal 'for valour.' The Rifle Brigade comes next, with a total of 12; the King's Royal Rifles third, with 11; while the Black Watch and the 2nd Cameronians are placed fourth, with 10 crosses each. The Seaforth Highlanders have secured eight- one more than the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherlands. Next in order come the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, and the Royal Fusilier (City of London) Regiment, the three being bracketed equal with half a-dozen trophies in their possession. The South Wales Bor- derers have until recently been stationed at Dublin, but as they form part of the 7th Division, they will, within a week or so, sail for South Africa. 000 One touching little incident in connection j with the late Mr. John Robinson, High Sheriff of Carnarvonshire, which has Dot been made public, deserves to be recorded. Mr. Robinson, who lived among his men, one day fell into conversation with a Noncon- formist minister, pastor of a small flock wor- shipping in one of the NantlJe Vale chapels. It casually turned up in the course of con- versation what the actual amount of the minister's salary was. Good heavens!' said Mr. Robinson, using it may be an even stronger expression, is that all you get ? How do you manage to live on it ? Look here While you remain minister of that chapel you will get £ 20 a year of addition to your salary from me. But this must be a private matter between you and me.' That, and unstinting charity to the poor, was the highly practical form which the unconven- tional Christianity of John Robinson, Tal- sarn, took. 000 The decay of the eisteddvod has become almost a pessimist's proverb, since Cardiff chose to be too liberal in its programme. The reasons for this decay have been made into many an ingenious thesis already. The eis- teddvod is too Welsh; it is not Welsh enough. It is top musical; it is ruined by the Pan-Celt; it has not the high seriousness of the British Association, for example. Meanwhile Ve are informed that never were there so many eisjeddvodau held all the world over during the festive week, and successfully held, as in this mid-winter of 1899 1900. We have just had a last evidence of it in a batch of programmes, from which we single one because it is so characteristic of the Cymry ar Wasgar.' It is that of the Cleveland and Durham Eisteddvod held at Middlesbrough on tlanuary 1. We find Pro- fessor Witton Davies's name as that of the president of the evening's function but the programme, we must say, is not very literary. The second event was intended to comprise a translation into Welsh of the late Mr. Ellis's essay (in Young Wales for July, 1899) upon the' Domestic and Decorative Arts in Wales,'and for this there was no entry To which if we were pessimists too we would say Absit omen. We prefer to be sur- prised, in the threatened decadence of the eisteddvod, that Middlesbrough and such foreign cities can manage to hold one at all. 00,0 The Welsh biography cf the late Mr. Thos. Ellis is being written by Mr. Owen M. Edwards, M.P., and Mr. D. R. Daniel. A quarter of a century ago the three boys were school fellows at the Bala Grammar School, and an intimate friendsbip then begun was continued up to the time of Mr. Ellis's death last year. No definite arrangements, we understand, for the English biography have yet been made. Probably it will be to some extent a translation of the Welsh biography, and the raw material must in any case be much the same. But what will be needed io respect of the English biography is a change of standpoint in the treatment of the matter. To the quarrymen of Festiniog every detail of Mr. Ellis's early days would be of interest, while the work that he did after his transition from the character of a private Welsh tnember to that of a respon- sible British Minister would possibly have a more remote interest. In the case of Mr. Ellis's friends who are not Welsh—and ithe tribute called forth by his death showed i bow numerous they were-the position would be exactly reversed. To write about the same matter for two quite different classes of readers is not easy work, but Mr. Owen Edwards is as likely to overcome the difficulty as anyone we can think of. He may be trusted to do Mr. Ellis's work full justice from the purely Welsh point of view, and his wider experiences of life and litera- ture at Oxford will no doubt help him to a right estimate of Mr. Ellis's later labours. And in point of style Mr. Edwards writes, with almost equal facility, pure, idiomatic Welsh or vigorous, nervous English.
LOOKING FORWARD. VI. [Editorial from 'North Wales Times' for a week in 1968] ROMANISTIC INFLUENCES. It has always been our endeavour, editorially, to treat all subjects from a strictly impartial point of view, particularly those connected with religion. As we do not happen to support the Church of England in Wales we have seldom criticised-and have often refrained from criti- ei,iing-whawliara seemed to us to be dangerous ground on which she is, and has been, treading. But things have come to such a pass nowadays that it would be morally wrong (on our part) co conceal our feelings with respect to the march Romewards now being executed by that ano- maly, the Church in Wales. Since the rise of the Oxford movement early in the last century-a. movement which, no doubt, bore good fruit-the Church has become gradually, slowly but surely, eaten up with the dogmas and doctrines of the Church of Rome. The English dioceses, headed by their bishops and clergy, gradually introduced things Roman, and, during the last 80 years,Wales has followed in their VIzk. Alas! that these things are allowed to be. Here, in the diocese of St. Asaph, we have a bishop who draws the small salary of £4,200 per annum, a dean with E700, four canons residentiary each drawing E350 per quarter, to say nothing of the army of clerics who are, with few exceptions, doing the work of Rome, though not openly wearing her badges. Wales has never accepted the principles of the Establishment kindly, since nearly three-fourths of her people have chosen the bread of Non- conformity, but those of her people who have stood by the Church in Wales have had other experiences. Now, in fact, this Church is almost within the clutches of Rome, if it be not already there, and yet, no one can, or will put out a hand to pre. vent it. The old superstitions of pre-Reforma- tion days have been openly introduced, dis- carded doctrines of the middle ages are being openly taught: from many pulpits, Roman ser- vices are the order of the day, and yet Parlia- ment does nothing. Why do not the parishioners take up the matter ?' That is a hard question, capable of no easy solution. In Wales, the majority of bona-tide Welsh parishioners are Nonconformists, there are seldom more than a few bona-fide Churchpeople, the rest are, as a rule, middle class and the upper who show a supreme contempt for inter- ference in any shape or form. With them it is the correct thing to attend mass, or benediction of the sacrament—and no- thing more. No real thought of a pure, un- defiled religion, according to the rules of the now discarded, but nevertheless legal Prayer Book, ever enters their heads. It would not do. Worldliness, pride, arrogance, self esteem, love of society, and other national failings, overrun the garden of the Lord, in mock humi lity. And this stage of things makes one shudder with thoughts of the possibilities of the future, and makes one cry from the depths of one's heart, Oh, God, how long, how long.' How long shall these things be done in the divine name. How long shall this Church stand which feries, Peace, when there is no peace.' Surely it cannot be for ever. The founda- tions weakened, the pillars loosened, decay everywhere, how can the end be deferred much longer. Surely the cry 'Babylon is fallen' must re- sound through the length and breadth of this beloved Wales of ours ere many more years have passed over our heads. Perchance some will say, Hath not this Church which you condemn done many things in Christ's name.' It may be so, and yet the words of cur Lord might justly apply—' I never knew you.' How can we reconcile all this vain show of vestments, processions, endless .services, banners, and in- cense with what the Prayer Book teaches, much less the pure teaching of our Saviour. Was not the rejection of the 39 articles but the pre- lude to the rejection of the whole book of Com- mon Prayer itself, and may it not be that this rejection of the Prayer Book will lead to the rejection of the Bible itself by the Church' in favour of the voice of the Church itself. For now there wants but a step to be taken ere the final- goal of the clergy of these realms, be reached-Rome. 'Clouds and darkness' are indeed round about us, and who will dare to prophecy what will be the next move in this awful drama. Surely the time has come when this scandal- ous state of affairs shall be ended for ever let us pray, with all reverence, that it may be soon. Let those who love Rome join Rome's army, openly, and without hesitation, for they will then gain what we fear they have never yet won-the admiration and respect of all sober- minded, earnest, Christians., [Paragraph from The Denbighshire and Flint- shire Times,' July, 1968]. DENBIGH. St. Mary's Church.-A service will be held on Thursday evening next, at St. Mary's Church, for the purpose of dedicating a statue of the Blessed Virgin, which is being placed near the High Altar, and also a figure of the Sacred ¡ Heart, which has been given by a lady member of the St. Mary's Order of the Sacred Heart. The Very Rev. the Dean of St. Asaph will preach on the Virtues of Mary, and of the Sacred Heart. The choir from St. Beuno's R.C. College, Tremeirchion, has been kindly lent for the occasion. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin' will be sung, and also a hymn specially composed for the occasion by the Rector of Denbigh—' Holy Mary, Blessed Mother'—set to music by the organist of St. Mary's. (To be continued).
WOMEN'S CHAT. The sad death of Lady Alice Montagu, places both the ducal families of Manchestsf and Devonshire in mourning. Lady Alice was the only sister of the present-ninth-Duke of Manchester, and the most beautiful debutante of her season. She inherited her remarkable beauty from her mother, who survives her. Senorita Consuelo Yznaga-a daughter of one of the old Louisiana settlers, who married in 1876, the eighth Duke of Manchester. The late Duke died in 1892, and the widow of the seventh Duke, the paternal grandmother of the late Lady Alice Montagu, is now Duchesa of Devon- shire. The Duchess of Devonshire, who is getting on for 70 years of age, is of German origin, being the daughter of Count von Alten of Hanover, and she married the seventh Duke of Manchester in 1852, and secondly forty years later, in 1892, the present Duke of Devonshire. —o— The late Lady Alice Montagu was only in her twenty-first year, when she passed away last week at Davos Platz. The beginning of her illness was a severe chill contracted about two years ago, and in spite of all that is said about the revised notions of the treatment of tubercular consumption, the utmost care and the highest medical skill failed to arrest the course of the disease. The village of Davos Platz is situated in one of the lofty Alpine valleys of Switzerland, and is famous for the exceeding dryness and purity of its air. Shel- tered from the north and east it has become the favourite resort for consumptive patients. The late Mr. John A. Symonds, who first dis- covered the Davos district as a health resort, and who added many years to his life by his residence there, has written much about its surroundings, and the village of Davos Platz is also the scene of Miss Harvaden's well-known book I Ships that Pass in the night.' —o— It is stated, with some show of reason, that the alarming spread of influenza is due in some measure to the war. No one can deny that the serious aspect of affairs in South Africa is causing a good deal of public anxiety, and a good deal of individual 'worrying' among those who have friends and relatives at the front. Now undue worrying most undoubtedly leads to those conditions of depressed vitality which are the starting points of most colds and chills, and of Influenza and other diseases which afflict humanity, and from which the elderly and feeble die. It is therefore not improbable that the war has had something to do with the prevalence of sickness, and influenza, which is responsible for the present alarmingly high death rate all over the country. -0- Dr. Haydn Brown has just issued a small book on Worry, and how to avoid it.' Most people know what worry means, though it is not easy to define, or to find a remedy for it. There are all sorts and degrees of worry. There is the nervous strain involved by busi- ness or family worries, and there are the mere petty vexations, such as the worry of delay over a late train, or ill-fitting frock, which up- set the even tenour of our way. Some people worry theinselves to death over such things, while others trouble little about them. There are people who habitually look upon the dark side of things, but Dr. Brown scarcely helps Them by the advice not to mind the matters that trouble. He suggests that we should try to neutralise worry by change of thought, scene, and action, but there is hardly anything new in this recommendation. Worry after all is largely a question of health, as well as tem- perament, and the only sovereign remedy is to try to avoid that condition of physical and mental exhaustion, upon which it thrives. —o— There is no doubt that one of the surest ways to secure a perfect complexion is to become a vegetarian. One may set up all kinds of ail- ments and weaknesses by abstaining from flesh foods, but a vegetarian diet is unquestion- ably the best for a clear skin. One is moved to these observations by the appearance of a new journal, Life and Beauty,' which aims at exposing the fallacies of vegetarianism. With a view to discrediting the complexion theory, it has collected the opinions of a number of well-knowu people who are authorities on this subject. Among them are Mrs, Brown Potter, Miss Vanbrugh, Mrs. Langtry, Miss Edna May, and others who all more or less declare that they live upon plain roast meat and boiled potatoes, or anything else that they like. All these however will not shake the general belief, which is founded upon experience, and the most careful observations, that vegetarianism, whatever its failings and fallacies, conduces at least to a clear skin. -0- America is the land of inventions, and among the latest, if we may trust the Scientific American' is an electrical charwoman.' The machine, we are told, consists of a number of brushes and dryers, which are set in motion by a small motor. It can be easily directed, and upon touching a button the 8 charwoman' forthwith commences scrubbing or sweeping the flour as the case may be. The idea seems all right, but so far the use of automatic labour saving machines have not been a great success in the household. What we want are inven tions which will do away with the causes which make work. If only someone would abolish coal fires by inventing a cheap satisfactory method of obtaining heat as well as light from electricity, the necessity for household cleaning would disappear. That this result will some- day be attained, is beyond all question, and the only thing to hope ior is that it may come quickly. —o— Dress for the little folks is particularly simple and therefore, delightful, this winter, tucks, rows of machine stiching, some little hand- work such as coral etiching, or conventional embroidery, being the most favoured form of trimming. Fussy outlines, and much mixture of colour are scrupulously avoided. White is always charming wear for children, and next to this comes red. Regarding headgear, the cloth or velvet cap edged with fur to match the coat, is in high favour, as is also the little turban of cloth trimmed in a similar manner. -0- Fawn, putty colour, and their kindred shades are well worn by the best dressed women, and provided they are not too delicate they can claim the very great advantage of not showing mud stains, an item not to be lightly considered when we have the British climate to reckon with. Skirts are still very long for walking, and the woman who would try to persuade a modiste to curtail it by an inch or so, so as to allow her to walk in comfort, would be brave indeed. For some inexplicable reason the modiste has a In bit of regarding all such re- quests as a personal insult. -0- An inexpensive custard may be made as fol- lows-Pour a pint of sweetened hot milk, on to a tablespoonful of flour, made into a smooth paste. Place in a saucepan and boil for five minutes, stirring all the while. Add two well- beaten eggs, and simmer gently, until the cus- tard is thick. MADGE.
The Italian Parliament House has been pro- nounced unsafe for occupancy. Opportune' once signified nothing more than to be at the harbour.' An opportune ship was a ship which had come to port.
ABERGELE. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE DEFALCATIONS OF THE COLLECTOR. The monthly meeting of this Council was held on Monday night, Mr. Thomas Williams (Chairman) presiding There were also present Messrs. John Edwards, .J C. Knight, G. Per- kins, Thomas Evans, Pierce Davies, John Pierce, J. Hannah, Edward Williams, Dr. Wolstenholme, Mr. E, A. Crabbe (Clerk), and Mr. George Bell, Engineer. POACHING IMPLEMENTS IN A COMMON LODGING HOUSE. Inspector Robersts reported having the common lodging house ten times during last month. On the 13th of January he found, some poaching implements there, belonging to John Casey, and took possession of them. KERBS AND PAVEMENTS. Tenders were opened from nine firms for carrying out the work of kerbing and paving the footways, and the whole matter was ad- journed until T) ursday, when ib will be con- sidered by a committee of the whole Council. THE DEFALCATIONS OF THE LATE COLLECTOR The Clerk reported that he had examined the. books, &c., of R. E Hughes, the late surveyor and collector, who absconded on the day pre- vious to the last meeting. So far as the inves- tigation had gone at present, 9596 7s. 6d. of 2 the new rate had been received by Hughes, in- cluding the cheques that had been sent in by his father at the last meeting. Out of that sum there had been paid into the bank £ 489 12s. 2d. showing a deficiency of fl06 15s. 4Jdo- This amount was liable to decrease oi increase. There was some salary due to Hughes, and until every ratepayer had been seen it would be impossible to make a full statement. Some of the ratepayers had overpaid, and others had not paid in full, and all those things would have to be adjusted. Those who had overpaid would be repaid, and those who had not paid in full would be called upon to pay the balance. By the next meeting, he (the Clerk),hoped to be in a position to make a report in proper form. He might say that the defalcations had not been spread over a long period. It would appear that latterly the collector when he received cash had. put it in his pockets, but cheques were paid into the bank. He (the C!erk) had paid a rate on behalf of a client by an open cheque made payable to Hughes, and it had not been credited at the bank. Mr. Edward Williams observed that the collector would not accept cheques if made payable to the Council or witten upon' for rates and taxes.' The Clerk That was two or three days before he went away. Mr. Williams said that one case where the collector had refused a cheque made out in that way, had come under his personal observation. Mr. Perkins said that the collector had de- clined to accept a cheque from him, but he had since paid the rate. Hughes when he called asked if he would give him cash instead of the cheque if he called next morning, and he pro. mised to do so, but the collector never called though he had left the receipt. Dr. Wolstenholme remarked that apparently the collector was then making ready to go. On the suggestion of the Clerk, the matter was adjourned generally until the next meeting. THE VACANT OFFICES. The ClerK said the next business was the question as to what should be done with regard to the filling of the offices of surveyor, collector and nuisance inspecbor. There was no imme- diate hurry of course, and it was a question whether a committee of the whole Council should not sit to consider the whole matter before the next general meeting, It was agreed to consider the question on Thursday. THE QUESTION OF REMOVING THE PINFOLD. This question again came up for considera- tion. The Clerk stated that Mr. Charles Jones proposed building houses on the abutting land, if the pinfold was removed. Plans of the pro- posed houses were sent to him, and if they were erected the ratable value of the town ,would be increased. After some conversation as to the acquisition of some place to store the workmen's tools and the watering cart, which are now kept in the old pinfold, Mr. J. Pierce opposed the removal of the pinfold. They had recently spent something like f35 to make the place suitable for its present purposes, and the least thing the com. mittee of the County School could do, would be to repay that sum, which would to some extent go towards providing another place for a store room. If the land on which the pinfold stood was given to the County School he would not mind so much, but they proposed giving it to a private owner. Mr. Edward Williams said that the County School w'ould be the making of Abergele, and if Mr. Charles Jones built on the adjoining land, they ,would have an increased ratable value. They would not lose a penny by re- moving the pinfold. He moved that it be removed when the Council had secured another place for housing the water cart and storing the tools. Mr. Thomas Evans did not think that Mr. Charles Jones would get an inch of land. The Clerk said that Mr. Charles Jones would be a loser so far as the land was concerned. What little he would get would be more than compensated for by what he would have to give towards the road. The school governors had no power to spend any money on anything but educational matters, and it was an institu- tion belonging to the county and maintained by the ratepayers. Mr. Pierce Davies seconded Mr. Edward Williams proposition. As an amendment Mr. J. Pierce moved that the pinfoid be removed subject to the money spent upon it being re- paid, but found no seconder, Mr. Perkins supported the views of Mr. Wil- liams, and on a division the resolution was carried practically unanimously. RAILWAY EXTENSIONS. A plan was submitted of the proposed widen-. ing of the London and North Western Railway within the district of this Council, for which .powers will be sought in the coming session of Parliament. The Clerk pointed out that the plans were not complete and did not seem to properly pro. vide for Sea Road crossing by the proposed new bridge. On the motion of Mr. Thos. Evans, seconded by Dr. Wolstenholme, Mr. Crabbe was in- structed to oppose the bill. THE PROPOSED TOWN IMPROVE- MENTS. TEHRITOKIAL OPPOSITION. Two letters were read from Mr. Inglis, agent to the Countess of Dundonald, the first intimating that preparations were being made to oppose the Abergele Improvement Bill in Committee, and the second stating thab the Countess was willing to give sufficient land free of charge, to remove the dangerous corners in Pensarn Road, on condition that the Council would withdraw the scheme for widening the whole of that road. It was resolved to decline the offer.
Women are not permitted to be photogra- phers in China. His Soul's Delight—'Aren't you miserable when we are separated, Harry?' Her Blue-eyed Hero-' No; it makes me happy to think how miserable you are because I am not with you.' You are the man who was here yesterday looking for a job, aren't you V I Yes.' Well, do you still want work?' Why, have you found a place for me?' Yes, just the Then I don't want it!' he yelled, as he bounded away like a frightened stag. i.