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SLINGS AND ARROWS. [BY A FEOMAN OF THE GUARD}. It is possible to I cut one's nose to spite one's face.' It seems to me that some of the visitors of the Lunatic Asylum at their last meeting, successfully advocated this policy. The circumstances were these. The Denbigh Town Counril had asked the Asylum authorities if they could supply water for the Castle district of the town- for a consideration, of course. This request came before the meeting of the visitors last Monday. Now I do not know, nor do I care, whether the Asylum committee could grant the Council's request, nor whether it was to their interest to do so. I know that they have every right to refuse the re- quest, and this they have done, and there is an end to this matter. I do not complain of that. But it seems to be the idea of some of the visitors-Mr. Jones-Morris in particular-that it was the duty of the committee to take a sort of revenge on the Denbigh Town Council, because, I presume, of the successful attempt made by the Council to do away with the obligation of ( roviding a sewer for the Asylum. Sup- ply anywhere but Denbigh was Mr. Jones- Morris' advice. This, to say the least of it, is childish. The committee decided not to grant the water, but I sincerely hope that they did not arrive at their decision in consequence of Mr. Jones-Morris' advice. « « « I hope somthing will be done and speedily to provide the Castle district of the town of Denbigh with water. There is no reason-except the want of water- why this part of the town should not be the healthiest in the district. It is on a slope, easily drained, with a good founda- tion of solid rock. There is yet a con- siderable quantity of land in this district whitii could be built upon, and no doubt the development of this part of the town would add considerably to its ratable value. The only thing needed is water. The Asylum committee won't supply it, and the water company cannot supply it from their present mains, without special provision being made. Therefore, some scheme must be devised, and that speedily. • i. It is quite evident that the Liberals of the Borough of Denbigh and the contribu- tory boroughs, are prepared to contest the representation of the borough "at the next election. There is no lack of candidates. Several prominent gentlemen have declared their willingness to fight the battle and to bear the cost. The next candidate, when selected, should be able to make a very good fight, and to turn the tables on the Tories. At the last election, the Tories, for certain reasons best known to them- selves, praised their candidate, and drew comparisons between him and their late member-the Hon. George Kenyon. At the next contest they must eat their own words, and comparisons will have to be made in favour of Mr. Kenyon and against Mr. Tudor Howell. The Tories will thus be placed in a very awkward predicament, and it will take some ingenuity on their part to wriggle out of it. a 0 O » Apropos of Mr. Kenyon, it seems to me that the fact of his being adopted a can didate, has caused quite a change in his public conduct. During the latter years of his parliamentary life, and during the years that have passed since be retired from the representation of the boroughs, Mr. Kenyon was a most useful supporter of Welsh Intermediate Education, and he co- operated heartily with Nonconformists and unprejudiced Churchmen, in assisting to put the Welsh Intermedi&te Education Act in force. Because of this public-spirited conduct, be was not a persona grata with the Church party that look upon the Bishop of St. Asaph as their guide. Now, however, if appearances go for anything, Mr. Kenyon is beginning to trim- his sails. I have not seen his name as being present at any meeting connected with the Welsh County Schools since be was elected a can- didate. Is his candidature conditional upon his being a follower of the Bishop of St. Asaph ?