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DENBIGHSHIRE EDUCA- TION COMMITTEE. Policy of Promoting County Teachers HUMOURS AND PRIVILEGES OF APPOINT- MENT MAKING. COLWYN BAY HICHim SCHOOL QUESTION. (From Our Reporter). Tho Denbighshire Education Committe-o, sitting at the Queen Hotel, Chester, on. Friday, were presided over by the Chair- man (Mr W. G. Dodd, of Llangollen). An interesting item of preferment was on t-ho agenda-the appointment of the headmaster of a new Boys' Council school, within a short distance of Chester, called Broughton, Pcntre-and there was, in consequence, a goodly muster of the morabers, including tha Rev. Thos. Lloyd and Mr J. M. Porter. of Colwyn Bay, Professor J. E. Lloyd, Ban- gor, Mr J. R. Williams, Mr D. S. Davies, Mr J. Harrison, and Miss Goo" of Den- bigh, Mr Bsnnett Jones and Mr J. Boberts, of Hen 11 an. Mr O. IspoccI Jones, of Llan- rwst. Mr William Griffith, of Llanfairba'- ha.ia.rn, Mr Gomer Roberts, of Lhumlidan, Mr E. W. Thomas, of Bryneglwys, Mr E. R. Parry, of Llargollon, Mr Alfred T. Davio3, J.P., of Glvnceiriog, Mr J. Wil- ccxom, Mr G. Cronuir, and Mrs Parker Daviee, of Abergele, Mrs R. J. Powell and Mr Christmas Jones, Ceifn Mawr, Mr Ed- wiiids, of Bryrubo, Mr J. S. Joaea, Mr Simon Jones, Mr W. E. Samuel, Mr J. E. Powell aud Mr Thomas Bury. of Wrexham, There were also in attendance Mr John Roberts, Ruthin (one of the joint secre- taries): Mr J. C. Davies, the organiser cf education (now, happily, fully recovered from his recent severe operation for ap- pendicitis), and Mr W. D. Wiles (the coun- ty architect). NEW COLWYN BAY MEMBER. The Chairman I am very pleased to see present the new member, Mr J. M- Porter, of Colwyn Bay, whom we very heartily welcome amongst us (applau.se). We trust he will give us the full benefit of his knowledge and experience in the many matters upon which h3 will bd able to help us in our work (ap- plause). The Secretary said a letter of aoology for ncn attenda-.icj had been received from Mr W. J. Wiliiams, Regent House, LJannvst. STAFF COJlJiriTEE'S CONCESSION COUNTY TEACHERS' HOPEB OF PRO- MO HON. Mr D. S. Davies, the chairman of the stall and snppiy committee, the most im- portant of the committees delegated with dutks and powers by the Authority, moved the oonlirmation the lengthy report whioh his executive presented. Included in it was a "short list" of throe candidates for the pest- of headmaster of the new boys Council school', at Broughton, Pent re, on the confines of Chester. Mr Davies wiid that the appointment of teachers had been delegated to the Staff and Supply Com- mittee, who invariably carried out that duty. but this appointment was of such importanc-2—being of Llt8 best prizes in the gift- of the authority,-—tlie Staff ami Supply Ccmmitte.o: thought it only right that the Education Committee should take the responsibility of making it. There were 37 applicants, scrae of them very excellent, and the. three selected to appear that clay were among the best if not the best of t-ue applicants, who came from all parts of the country. These applicants were already teachers in the service of the ccenmittee— (applause-)—and the committee thought bliac, where it was possible, and where the merits ware equal, that they should in every case advance the teachers who in their own employment. That was a principle which, in the long run, would, if acted lijJ, be for the benefit of the education of the coun- ty (applause). He asked the committee not to regard the present step of the Staff and Sunnly a.s a precedent, because it was not possible always to refer the appoint- ment of teachers to the Education Com- mittee, but he assured them that it was quite the opinion of the Staff and Supply that in important ca-es they should con- sult the whole committee (hear, hear). Mr J. Wilcoxon seconded the adoption of the reports, which was agreed to. THE APPOINTMENT BESTOWED: DENBIGH HEADMASTER'S NARROW FAILURE. After transacting other business, the committee came to the appointment of the lioad teacher for Broughton, Pentre, to winch Mr Davias had alluded. The salary i3 £150.vith a house, coal a.nd light sup- plied. Woebh was stated to be essential. The candidates submitted by the Staff and Supply as the threo from whom the selection should be made, wero the follow- ing:—Mr W. R. Owen, Ruthin Council School; Mr D. E. Rees, Glynceiriog Council School; and Mr E. J. Roberts, Denbigh Love Lane Council School- These teachers were in attendance, and the committee decided that they should be invited to appear before them.. It was de- cided also that the quostions put to t'neni should as usual be from the chair, a.nd Mr Dodd asked for a list of the queries which should be suggested to the candidates. It was agreed that eaoh teacher should be asked what part of his work he liked best, and if there was any point in his career which he would like to emphasise. ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO. Miss Gee, of Denbigh, suggested that the can- dida.tt-3 should be ajsked whether they were ab- stainers from alcoholic) drinks and tobacco (smok- ing. it has been the custom at the meetings of the comrn.ittoo to permit some non-official membor to ask the first of these questions, but tha.t in reference to smoking wa.s now introduced [or the first time. Opposition was offered to these questions by various members of the committee, including Mr D. S. Davit*, and it was agreed tha.t the questions should not be put. The rea- son for this may have been that the teachers were already in the scrvicc of t.he committee, and to interrogate them upon these poin would have appeared of doubtful propriety, in view of that fact, oven from t.he point of view of the temperance section of the members. THE VALUE OF FLUENCY AND HUMOUR. Mr Owen first appeared before the committee. and made vary clear aud tatis aetory responses to the questions. Then came Mr Bees, who. in addition to the features of Mr Owen's methods of expression, also exhibited grea.t fluency and considerable humour. Replying to the question as to the part of his work which he liked best, he described what he had doDO in the teaching of Welch, in which subject he claimed to have been a pioneer, and be also reminded the Authority of what he had done in the matt-er of cottage gardening. He induced the commttce some yeai"d ago to allow him to lay out a part of tho school enclosure at Glynceiriog for school gardening. He now amusingly detailed the diffi- culties he héw overcome, including tho making of such arrangements for dealing with the flood- water which from time immemorial had now and then submerged the land on which the gar. den plots were laid out that, after two visita- tions of the flood had spoiled the gardening work done and the season's crore. there had not been another, although there had been quite as heav:, rains since that time. Mr E. J. Roberts, of Denbigh, followed with a very weil expressed record of good work. He showed the commit- tee that the scholarships obtained from his school constituted a remarkable record, and he drew at- tention to his interest in the hobby of iantern exhibitions and lantern slide-making, by wannc, cc whioh be had been able to teach local his- tory and geography to his boys with great effici- eney. The local historical celebrities he ob- tained pictures of, and in that way encouraged the study of the history of the surrounding coun- try. THE NOMINATIONS AND THE VOTING. Mr A. T. Davies proposed that Mr Rees be appointed, and Mr Harrison Jones nominated Mr Roberta. These candidates were seconded, but a nomination of Mr Owen was not seconded. Mr Rees was supported by Professor Lloyd, and Mr Roberts by Mr Thomas Bury. The first vote gave a majority for Mr Rees, as he received 15 votes. At the request of several members the name of Mr Roberts was put up. and 13 votes were given for him. On the substantive motion to appoint Mr Rees, the motion was carried unanimously. In tihanking the committee, Mr Rees said that the selection of the three names submitted to the committee had given great satisfaction to the teachers of the county. It had out moro heart into them than perhaps anything else could have done. because it had shown that where there was a. case of real merit in tie couot; it would be reoognifred (applause). COLWYN BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. SCHEME TO TIE CARRIED OUT. Mr Edward Roberts, chairman of the Building Committee, in moving tho adoption of the report of his committee, stated that a suggestion had come from the Education Department with re- spoct to the scheme for the additions to the C'onway-rcad Schools at Colwyn Bay, to the effect that the committee should ^consider the proposal and the plans. The Emergency Cum- mittcc met to go into the letter, and after giving it full consideration, the conimittec uainc to he conclusion that they could do nothing better than approve of the proceedings 'already taken, and it was, therefore, now expected that the Boord above would finally approve of tho scheme, and that the improvements and additions r* quired lTl Colwyn Bay would be carried out. Mr J. Allen seconded the motion, which was carried. The following report was submitted COLWYN COUNCIL SCHOOL. The joint sub-committee, appointed for tho purpose of considering a letter from the Board of Education, dated May 25th, 1906, reported M follows:- "With reference to the piyment of grants for the above-named school for the year ended February 28th. 1906, it is observed* that the average attendance of the, mixed division was 129, although the recognised accommodation is lor 118 mixed only. I am to call the attention of the authority to the official letter of March 16th,1905, find I aan to state that H.M. inspector further reports that the population iu this part as well as in Colwyn Bay is growing rapidly, and is likely to go on growing for some time. I am, therefore, to enquire what steps it is pro- posed to taka to relieve the overcrowding referred to." "The committee met at the school, November 21st, 1906. There were present: Messrs Ed. Roberts, D. S. Davies, D. O. Wil! iams, George Bevan, Revs. Thomas Lloyd and John Ho- berts, together with MrHcimes, the correspond- ent of the district managers, Mr Evjir.s, the schoolmaster, and the county architect, Mr Wiles. "It was pointed out that tbe attendance at these schools was greatly on the increase, and whero tho vvorcrowding mostly felt was in the mixed division. "Number of scholars on books end of October, 1905, 253; ditto to October, 1906, 293; average attendance at present. 270. The Boa.rd of Education recog.-i.sc this school for a total ac- commodation ot 278. After viewing the pre- rnioos and full discur.sio.n, it was unanimously decided on the motion of the Rev. Thomas Lloyd, seconded by the Rev. John Edwards, to recommend the Building Committee of the education authority "that some further accom- modation should bo provided to relieve the over- crowding in the mixed department, and that this would be best met by building a new in- fants' department on the site of the present school house, and play ground, with an accom- modation for about 100 scholars, d/ivided be- tween 60 upper infanta and 40 babies, and that the }-■• i-< nrt infant schoolroom now attached to the main school, which has an accommodation for about 80 scholars, be transferred to the mixed department for the use of the upper standard. That the county architect be in- structed to survey the premises, and to prepa.re such a scheme, ajid that the same be considered by this joint sub-committee previous to the scheme being forwarded to the Board of Edu- cation. ED. ROBERTS (chairman). 1 COLWYN BAY HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. BREATHING TIME GIVEN. The Board of Education recently warned the committee that after a given date in 1907 they would oe-ase to allow the Colwyn Bay Higher Elementary School to retain pupils for a fourth year or to give instruction in that school which vvas beyond the limits of the Elementary Educa.- tion Acts. Mr J. E. Powell, chairman of the Higher Education Sub-committee, said he was now pleased to state that the Board, as the result of the rccent interview with a deputation from the committee, had oonsented to the arrange- ments of the school being continued as at pre- sent until July, 1908. This would give the com- mittee plenty ot time to reconsider their position (hear, hear). The following letter from the Board of Educa- tion sanctioning the extension of time was rer.d:— Board of Education, Whitehall, London, S.W., 20th November, 1906. Co!wyn Bay Proposed Higher Elementa.ry School. Sir,—With reference to the interview between the deputation from the Denbigh County Coun- cil and representatives of the Board of Education, I am directed to state that the Board will agree to continue till the 31st July, 1803, their sanction to the retention of scholars in the Coiwvn Bay Higher Elementary School for a fourth year. They will further consent until the same date, under section 22 (2) of the Education Act, 1902, to an extension of the limits within which in- struction mav be given in the school under the l'jlementary Education Acts, so far as may be nece.-c-ary to enable scholaits, who ara between the ages of 15 and 16 on the data on which they complete the third year of their course. But no scholar can be allowed to remain in the schoo! after the end of the school year in which he or she reaches the age of 16.—I have the honour to bo, sir, your obedient- servant, E. CHALMERS. To the Local Education Authority, Denbighshire. The Rev. Thomas Lloyd, Colwyn Bay. wiid this concession would give great Satisfaction in Coiwvn Bav. PUPIL TEACHER QUESTION. PROPOSED REDUCTION OF AGE LIMIT. Mr Powell said the deputation approached the Board of i?jdu-ca.tLon upon one other mtttter of great importance—that of the pupil teachers. They fully laid before the heads of the depart- ment their arguments in favour of their beijjg permitted to take persons into 'boir b<>:vice at 17 years of ago for a year, as practical tcat'-ers. when they had gone through their course HI 1-he county schools and had obtained their certifi- cates. At present they could not employ these persons until they were 18 yeans of age. He moved that the other education authorities in Wales should be invited to support them in this matter. Mr D. S. Da-vice, in seconding, said they hoped they would be able to employ those who possessed the necessary qualifications at the age of 17. It was a great hardship tha.t a. boy or girl who had tho required certificate could not be taken into the service of the committee until he or she had arrived at the age of 18. The permanent officials the Board gave a very kind reception to the suggestion made by the deputation, but it should be shown to them that the Denbighshire authority was supported in the desire for this change by other authorities in Wales. Professor J. E. Lloyd remarked that Merionethshire was one of the authorities which had been met by precisely the sa.me difficulty, which they had dealt with by abolishing the pupil-t-ca-eber system altogether. The Chairman: Without putting anything in its place (hear, hear). Mr Thomas Bury said he did not see why what was being asked for should not bo granted to England as well a.s Wales, provided the can- didate for the teachership had passed an equiva- lent examination to that of the Central Welsh Board. The resolution was carried. ST. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL, DENBIGH. LONDON CONFIRMS THE REFUSAL TO MAINTAIN. The Board of Education, writing on the 22nd inst., stated that they had now considered the circumstances relating to this school, and had decided that the committee were justified in their resolution to discontinue its maintenance. The !"cho;»! would accordingly be removed from the list of those in receipt of annual grant as from September 17th, the date on which the school waa closed by the managers. The Chairman said it was very satisfactory to find that the Board of Education agreed with find that the Board of Education agreed with the committee in the strong position they had taken up in this matter (hear, hear). I As the school is now not maintained by the authority the Staff Committeo considered the position of Miss Flavin a.nd Miss Mullooley. the head teacher and the assistant teacher respective- s Iv. It was the exclusion of these teachers and the appointment of others by the managers with- out the authority of the committee that led to the refusal to maintain the school. A letter was written to tho committee by Miss Flavin, intimating that in the event of their offering hr an appointment sho would be pleased to accept it. It was resolved: That for the time being MÍFs Fb vin be 8DPoinkd an emergency teacher, at a salary of £80 per annum and that Miss Mullooley be drafted to a school where there is a vacancy at an annual salary of £40 per annum, the matter be left in the hands of the organiser. HEAD MASTERSHIPS. On the motion of Mr J. Harrison Jones, Den- bigh, the Staff and Supply Committee were directed to select when practicable threo out of the applicants for the post of head teachcr in a.ny Council school, and that tbe three so selected should appear before the Education Com- mittee. In seconding this motion, Mr D. S. Davies, chairman of the Staff and Supply Committee, Mid it was quite the wish of the committee, when important appointments had to be made, to consult the whole of the committee. Tha.t was what they had now done in regard to the new Broughton Penj re School. WELSH COUNCIL SCHEME. THE COMMITTEE'S PROTEST. Mr A. T. Davies, having obtained leave to introduce the matter as an urgent one, pro- posed that tlie following telegram be sent to the Prime Minister, Mr Birred, Mr Lloyd George, and Mr Herbert Lewis (two Welsh membern 01 the Government), and Mr Herbert Roberts, U.P., a. member of that committee;- "Education Bill. — The Denbighshire Educa- tion Authority, in meeting assembled, deplores the rejection by the House of Lords of the Welsh Education Council provisions, and in the interests of effective administration and educa- tional efficiency strongly urges the Government to reinstate the deleted clauses." He said he had abstained from references which he might justifiably have made in that resolution to other alterations of the Bill made by the Lords, but he did not want to increase the area of con- tention. Every education authority in the Prin- cipality had expressed itself in favour of the proposals embodied in the Bill, and in view of that it did seem strange that the Hereof Lords, which had not evinced much interest in Welsh education—except to mangle some in- termediate education schemes, which it had done in the past, — should have taken upon itself the serious and great responsibility, at the bidding of a peer whoso interest in the matter was problematical, to delete entirely clauses in the Bill to which the Welsh educational authorities, as administrators, atta.ched the utmost possible importance (hear, hear). He hoped that the committee would unanimously express its wish that the Education Council for Wales should in the best interests of Welsh education bo reinstated in the Bill, a.nd that the Government should not readily sanction its omission from the scheme (hear, hear). Mr J. E. Powell sa.id that Trust in the capacity of Wales ha.d produced the secondary system. For many years be-fore his illness ho v. upon the ex¿cu1:ive of tho Central Welsh Board, and he did not kr.ow of a single instance in which any difficulty had arisen 011 contentious questions in regard to any single governing body in the Principality. The scheme for the Education Commit.tee distinctly provided that it was to be administrative only, and that con- tentious questions were to be settled by Pa.rlia.- ment. Wales, which had pro rata the largest number of children in the secondary schools of any part of the kingdom, was simply asking to be entrusted with the education of its own children. Was it conceivable that the Welsh parents were going to set up a system that would be da.ma.ging to their children? Certainly not. Mr Davies's motion. MR LLOYD GEORGE. Mr W. Griffith (Lla.n"alrta!haiarn) said that the only reason for the action of the House of Lords, so far aB he could see, was that they wished to be revenged upon Mr Lloyd George (laughter and applause). Mr D. S. Davies said he could not help wondering a.t the deep distrust shown by the House of Lords towards the Welsh, authorities. At tho unvoilsng of the statue of Mr Tom Ellis, Mr John Morley referred at Bala to the marvellous success of secondary education in Wales, and asked why it was that the same success had not been achieved in elementary education. The reason waa that while the secondary education system was entirely ad- ministered by the Welsh people themselves, the elementary system was administered—well, any- how (applause). The great object in the pro- posal to set up the Education Council was the unification of education throughout tho whole of Wales (hear. hear). The Chairman, in putting the resolution, re- marked that the question wae one of administra- tion. The Bishop of St. David's, in the House of Lords, alleged that the Central Welsh Board themselves wero not in favour of thib change. That was an astonishing assertion, because at the Cardiff Conference, which unanimously ap- proved of the scheme, the Central Welsh Board was represented. Tho Bishop of St. David's statement as to tho Central Welsh Boa.rd made it important that even the administrative bodies in Wale should raise thz-ir voices upon questions of importance of thia kind. für if they did not thov might be taunted with not being in favour of a measure because they had not passed a resolution in support of it. For that reason they were perfectly justified, as an administrative body, in going over the border-line into political questions when it was necessary to do so (hea.r, hear). On the motion being put, all the Radical members of the committee voted in favour, and the two Conservatives present—Mr W. E. Samuel and Mr Thomas Bury, both of Wrexham — abstained from voting either way. The Chair- man then declared the resolution carried unani- mOtl21'y LLANRWST MANAGERS AND THE RELIGIOUS DIFFICULTY. Mr J. C. Davies, the organiser, received an application from Miss Jenny Roberta, of Tal- samau, for the post of supplementary teacher at the Llanrwst Girls' Non-provided School, which he had advertised. He sent the applica- tion to the managers, who met on October 13th. a.nd, after considering the application, passed the following resolution — "That the correspondent be instructed to in- form the Education Committee that the man- agers are unable to appoint Miss Jenny Roberts to the post of supplementary teacher in the department of their school, a.nd to give the fol- lowing reasons for their inability to do FO (]) The Trust Deed required the religious In- struction imparted in the school to be in accord- ance with the principles of the Church of Erg. land; (2) the maj.ia.gers regard it as ;njurious to the spiritual tons of the teacher, if required to give religious lessons in accordance with a creed in which she herself does not b^lisv D (3) they also regard it as injurious to the .ihi'drjn, if ta.ught religious truths, embodied in a. parti- cular creed, by a teacher who is unable :0 adopt these truths a.s her own faith." Correspondence had passed between the correspondent of the school and Miss Jenny Roberts, and hough the purport of this was not stated by the and Supply Committee of the Education AuthoiJty. who bad copies of it before them, it may be assumed to have satisfied the correspondent that Miss Roberts was not a member of the Church of England. The committee decided that a copy of the correspondent's letter to them, and of the oorrcpondenoe which had passed between him and Miss Roberts, be forwarded to the Board of Education, with an intimation that ..he com- mittee did not hold themselves responsible for any deficiency in the staff of this school. It was resolved also that the vacancy for a supple- mentary teacher be rcadvertised. PECULIAR DEADLOCK AT DENBIGH. The secretaries reported tha.t the correspondent of the Denbigh Nationa! School had refused to sign a. form sent up by tho Board of Education in respect of Miss Batten, to enable the Board to recognise this teacher on the staff of the sohool. The correspondent complained that the managers had not been informed of an increase in salary to Miss Batten, granted by the com- mittee as from 1st April, only the teacher herself having been notified. The following is a. copy of a letter addressed to the correspondent by the secretaries: — "25th September, 1906. "We are in receipt of your letter of the 22nd inst., and Ln reply we quite understand that the appointment of assistants rests with the managers, subject to the consent of the L.E.A., but in the case of Miss Batten it is not a new appointment, for she was on the staff on the 'Appointed "The committee increased her salary to £2D per annum as from the 1st of April last; and as s.he i. by age and experience, entitled to be recognised by the Board of Education as a. sup- plementary teacher (instead of a. monitrcss ae before), forms have been sent down by the Board to be filled up for this purpose. You will, therefore, see that there ts no change in the p";3annel of the staff of ers, and con- sequently there cannot be any question of a new appointment. The matter of filling up forms 75 and 42 is merely formal, and wo again ask that they may be forwarded to this office without further delay for counter signature." The following is a. copy of the reply of tho school managers "9th October. 1906 "In regard to your letter of the 21st September and enclosures, my managers direct nic to say that they are unable to authorise me to si^n the form testifying to the appointment cf Miss M. Batten, on April 1st last, as a supplementary teacher in the infants' department, inasmuch as they have no cognisance of any svi h appoint- ment having been made. The managers think highly of Miss M. Batten, and be giad to see her a. member of the o;rman;mt bta-ft', but the appointment mUBt 00 aade in 3. regular way, and a fair and reasonable salary fixed." It was explained to the committee that the action of the school managers would no doubt prevent tbe Board of Education from recognising this teacher as an Art 68, with the result that the staff might not meet the requirements of the code. The committee resolved that the school man- agers be infonned that tho committee cannot continue to pay Miss Batten's salary unless they (the managers) sign the necessary forms, a.nd so enable the Board of Education to give their re- cognition. It was further resolved that the whole of tho facts be reported to tho Board of Education. APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT TEACHERS. COLWiJ. BAY PROTEST. Tho oommitt-ec deferred the consideration Mf the following letter dated 4th inst.. from Mr F. J. Holmes, incorporating the following resolu- tion pa,d by the Colwyn Bay District man- ag-ers:- "That in view of the fact that several appoint- ments of teachers have been made in this dis- trict recently without the knowledge of the local managers, we are strongly of opinion that it is essential, in the intere-t of the schools, in future, all appointments of assistant tcachers be made by the local managers, subject to the con- firmation of the County Education Authority."
A schoolboy was recently ,?Lsked in the course of a geography lesson, "What is die capital of the Isle of Man ? He just about hit the nail on the head when he promptly answered, The money they get from the visitors."
The Penrhyn Bay Drowning Fatality. FRUITLESS ATTEMPTS TO SAVE LIFE. IKQU2ST AND VERDICT. On Thursday morning, at the Ma-istrateis' Room, Coiwyn Bay, Dr. J. R. Hughes, the coroner for West Denbighshire, conducted an enquiry touching the death of Robert Roberts, aged 35, who was engaged on the sewerage outfall works at Rhos, and met with his death as reported in our last issue Mr James Amphlett (Messrs Porter, Am- phlett and Jones, Coiwyn Bay, Conway, and Llanrwst) watched the case on belialf of the contractors, Messrs Win. I iiaei'wG'Od and Bro., whilst Mr 0. B. Lowe (Messrs Nunn and Co., Colwyn Bay), attended on behalf or the widow. Mr Lewis, of the Cambria Clothing Co., was aipnointed foreman of the jury. I Joseph Jones, I. Wood-road, IUlvl en- gineer. identified the body as that" of his brother-in-law, Robert Roberts, who, he said, was aged 35 years, and a seaman by occupation. In reply to several questions he said that deceased left seven little children. He was a steady man, taking little drink, and on the morning in question had taken nothing but a drcn of tea. Ellis Edwards, of Rhyd Cottage, Rhos- on-Sea, a seaman, who was sworn in Welsh, made the followin~ statement to the oolice, which was read :— "On Monday, t,he 19th inist-, I was en- gaged at Colwyn Bay outfall works a.t Rhos- on-Soa. and 7.30 a.m. deceased went out in a wading dress for the purpose of attaching a buoy to an anchor .some distance from the shore, but before he reached the anchor, Peter Roberts, who was with me on the shore, called out to him to come back But ho went on a few yards further, and then returned. When on his way back, and up to his waist in water, I noticed him stumble, and disappeared in the vater. 1. together with Peter Roberts and others, launched a boat, and immediately went in search of him, but failed to find any trace of him. II "At 8.30 on Tuesday, the 20th, I found the deceased's body being washed ashore, about half way between Old and Coiwyn Bay. The body was much bruised, and the left arm broken. I afterwards as- sisted the police in rem-ovnig it to the mortuary." In replv to questions, witness &aid it was very rough. He heard the order being given by Mr Fester, the foreman. In reply to Mr Amphlett, lie said it was pretty calm in the morning before they started work. but it ea.me on to blow sud- denly. Mr Foster sent a boy to call the deceased back. However, tlie men had called him long before this, but deceased turned round and tried to go a little farther. The height of the water would be from 4 to 5 feet. It was only up to his waist, but the swell made it higher. Deoeased had waders and an oilskin coat on. NO CHANCE TO RESCUE. In repiy to1 a juror, witness said that de- ceased heard them calling him a.s he put up his hand, as a gesture that he was coming back. They all went in the water before tlie boat was launched, but the epot was too far off, and they had no chance of reaching it. The spot was quite 200 va,rds away, and the tide was coming in fast. By the Coroner: It was part of doeeased's work, but he (witness) did not know whether deceased had been long employed on the job. Deceased was not a diver, the diver was there a,t the time of the accident. Replying to a juror, as to whether the manager was on the shore, witness said lie was in the shed. There were only two of them there when the order was given, and deceased put the dress on, whilst he (wit- ness) went to find the other anchor, which was further in shore. The next witness called was Peter Ro- berts, of Ha.fod Villa, Penrhynside, a labourer, who also made a statement, which was as follows On Monday, the 19th inst.. I was engaged at the Colwyn Bay outfall works at Rhos-on-Sea. and at 7.30 a.m. deceased walked out in a wading dress for the purpose of attaching a buoy to an anchor some distance from the shore. Be- fore he reached the anchor I called out to him to come back, but he still went on a few yarcln, aind then returned- On his way back, ard while the watar was up to his waist, I noticed him stumble and disappear in the water. I. together with Elli." Ed- wards and others immediately launched a boat and went to his assistance, but we failed to find him." WADING IMPOSSIBLE. In reply to Mr Lowe, witness said that .the boat was got out as quickly as possible. Four could generally carry it, but on this occasion there were six. The Coroner asked why the men didn't wade out, to vvhwh witness replied that they were wearing see boots, and if these filled they could iio-ti have walked. Replying to a juror, the spot was rocky. By MT Amphlett: There were big boulders about, ajid deceased must have stumbled. Questioned by Mr Lowe. witness said it was the usual thing to go out in this way He him- self had been out a number of times, and in rougher weather than that experienced on this occasion- It was not very rough when the de- ceased was ready to go out. There wore only Mr Fceter, the capta.m, and deceased in the hub. and the latter had the dress on. He did not object to going out. In reply to the Coroner, witness said the shore was very rough, and the further out they went the more rocks were found. He did'nt think it unreasonable for deceased to go out. To a Juror: Neither did deceased nor any- one else say it was too rough to go out tha.t dav. Tho Coroner, iin summing up, said the ver- dict must, apparently be an open one, as no- body could bay what was the true cause of death. TheTe had beein no foul play, and every effort bad been made to save the deceased 'a life, but without avail. He would suggest a vordl-ot that deceased "Accidentally fell into the see, and was found dead on the shore at Colwyn Bay on tihe 20th." A verdict as suggested by the Coroner was pasted. The Coroner and the jury expressed sym- pathy with the unfortunate man's famil Y.
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A Peculiar Case at Rhyl County Court. A CLAIM FOR RENT. I At the Rhyl County Court on Friday, A'bert) Edward Mudd and Walter Charles Mudd, of 133. Iirgli-street, H»rbourne, sued as trustees of the late Mr Joeepb Mudd, of Rhvt for re- coveiy^of £10 rent, the defendants being Wil- liam liafarkon, of 35, Lambeth-Street, Liver- and 74, Bridge-street, St. Helens, and — Vvhiteley, of 73. Wallga'-e-street, Wiean. The summons was not served on Iiafeirkon, "and 80 the- piaiinbifis proceeded against the defend*- ant White ley, who was stated to be the father. in-law of the other defendant- lr H. P. ijiiiams (Messrs Williams and Williams, solicitors, Rhyl) appeared for tho plaintilfis, a.nd also gavo evidence. He said that in July last tlie defendant Wbiteley called on him as to tho letting of a shop in Bodfor- stireet, Rhyl, ^telongi-rg to the plaintiffs. He represented himself as a mam of moans and of leisure, but who tcok an interest to the exhibi- tion business carried on by his son-in-law. He asked what the terms would be for the shop, a.nd was to;d that he oould have it a.t or £20 for three months. It waa a-rranged that he should take the place, but later on he called. at the ofHce, a.nd said that (jhe agreement should bf made out irn the name of his sen-in- law, William Haferkon, the rent of £20 to be paiid i.n two instalments of E10 on August 1st and September 17th. Before September 17th the usual notice respecting the rent was sent to the parties, but at 8.30 on September 17th everything was cleared out of the place to St. Helens. On September 18th, he received the keys by pcrst. but no letter was sent explaining why they wore hamdod over six weeks before the tenancy <-xpired. After considerable diffi- oulty ho found the parties at St. Helens- Wbiteley had managed the place at Rhyl. and had lived on the premises. In a letter sent on September 18th, Haferkon wrote referring to Mr Wbiteley as the tenant, and saying he would call about the rent. nd about keeping the place on. He had done all he could to get at Hafe.rkon, but had failed. He had lefli three addressee;, and at one place he merely, called for letters. Tbe Judige a^lced how Mr Williams proposed to make Wbiteley liable an the faoe of t'he ag.reeme.rit signed by Haferkon. Mr Williams replied that Whiteley was in occupation, and was apparently acting as ten- ant. The soui-in-law^ said Mr Whitlev waa the te»a..it. He had received two letters ap- parently written by Haforkon, but the signa- tures to both were different, and he believed that Whitley had writing in tho name of Haferko.11, who had been shifting his address to evade sor vice, and showing contempt for the court. It was a case of one relative trying to eaddllie responsibility on another who was kept out of the way. The Judge said he cculd only make Whiteley. liable if he found that the parties had been ringing- the changes, a.r.d were guilty of fraud. Mr Williams: It is something like it. Replying Co the defendant, Mr Williams sa.id it was true that he told him he wanted the chop for his son-in-law, and that ho had not been in burners for years- Defendant said he had not seen the agreement since it was signed. He ha.d been out of busi- neea for ycars. and had been wrongfully sum- moned. Haferkon tcok the plac for an auto- matic machine exhibition, but being r- .ab!e to get what h wanted, he sub-let: it to Percy William Whiteley (his son) for £2 per week. The Judge naked if the defendant had Percy Will-lam Whiteley there, and he replied itn negative, adding that be had not been sum- moned or ho would ha.vo attended the court. The Judge said it would have been better ha-d defendant brought his son to court to cor- roborate what he sa;d. How did defendant know that the place vvas sub-let? Defendant replied that he had seen the re- ceipts. He had bre.11 cut of business for years. At this the Judge* directed the defend- a.nt to sign the name "William Haferkon," and then he compared jt with that on t.he agree- ment a.nd in the letters. Defendant said he was prepared to swear if he never w lm wife again—(laughter)—t.hafc he knew no more about the contents of the agreement than the man in the mooif. As a rule his oon u6ualiy moved out of a plac-e early iin the morning, the keys were sent to Liverpool, red from there* to Mr Williams at Rhyl. Mr Ilrferkon did not send the iteya from St. Helens to Rhyl. M.r Williams roplied that could not be so. Defendant ieft Rhyl on Monday, and the keys could not be taken to St. Helens and returned to Rhyl by Tuesday. Defendant added that he ccnld not tell whero Mr Haferkon was now, Jbut five or six weeks lie was a kind of agent for an ex- hibition at High-street. Brixton. The Judge said he would give judgment for the plaintiffs against Mr Whiteley for £10. He believed that Mr Whiteley and Mr Haferkon worked the job together. Defendant; Who is going to pay it ? The Judge: You must be civil here or I shall deal with you. You must not talk to me like that. lüÐi a civil tongue ion your head. I believe you a.nd Haferkon were working to- gether. How are you going to pay it ? Defendant replied that he was allowed so muoh a week by his son. He had sometimes 15. a week, ".d1d used to be in business with an exhibition. He oould not promise to pay any- thing- The Judge said that defendant would ha.ve to pay. He oould easily find his son-in-law and recover the money from him as they had evidently worked the job between them. Defendant replied that he knew nothing about ii. How could he pay ? The Judge: If you do not assist me in the matter of naymg I cannot meet you. I shall have to order you to pay once. Defendant then said he could not pay more than J61 a month. Mr Williams replied that the defendant had represented that he was a man of meanl, and he thought he could easily pa.y £2 a month. Too Judge then entered judgment against Mr Whiteley for £10. to be pa.id -it £2 per month.
ABERQELE COUNTY SCHOOL. The Financial Question: A Warning1. T'he Intermediate Education Committee of Denbighshire, which is a sub-committefe of the County Education Authority, and whose report was adopted at the meeting of the latter body at Chester, on Friday, had before them the proposal of the governors of the Abergele County School to borrow, through the Education Com- mittee, the suin of £600. The clerk to the local governors wrote that his board would be willing to undertake to supply the neces- sary funds for the service of the loan, but cooild not undertake also to meet all other expanses incidental to the maintenance of the school without any further financial as- sistance from the Education Authoritv. After considerable discussion the com- mittee resolved, on the motion of Mr D. S. Davies, not to press for the latter assurance —that with repsect to all other expenses of maintenance—and to allow the loan upon receipt of the undertaking offered by the governors. It was further agreed to again remind the Abergele County School Managers that they must conduct the school with- out further financial assistance from the Education Authority, who have no funds available for further grants, and that they must therefore devise some means whereby their future annual expenditure will not ex- ceed their annual income. The school has been allocated, out of the estimated sum of £2175 available in the county for higher education purposes, the sum of £400 per annum, and also a capita- tion payment at the rate of 30s per schodar. This is in addition to the annual grant of £3.150. which is made under the Denbighshire Intermediate Education Scheme of 1894. THE MOLD LICENSING APPEAL. Action by the Home Secretary. A sequel is announced to the successful appeal to quarter sessions by the licensee of the Bowling Green Hotel, Mold, against a conviction by the Mold magistrates on a charge of opening lier oremisee during pro- hhibited hours. Replying to a petition by the licensee's solicitor, the Home Secretary states that he has decided to advice the re- mission of the fines icfli< ited on three men alleged to have been on he hotel premises during prohibited hours. LLANGOLLEN NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. The Llangollen Welsh National Eisteddfod Executive Committee have j-.povLsiccWIy nxdC the Gorsedd proclamation oerotnon* tor J 20th next. The oeremojiy will either be Pld Nowydd, where the famous ladies of Llanffoilea resided, or below the historic ca.¡¡tle of Dinar bran. The Eisteddfod was provisi 011 ally Axed for thtt week beginning September 3rd.
Tha Emperor of Japan draws a reguJa*' •alary frdm the treasury of £ 600,000, ftnffi out of this he is expected to pay the ex- penses of his household. His private foru I rune is not supposed to be used for puf* I poIHI uf keeping up bus