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WREXHAM COUNTY COURT.I tn,".ü.l.L'l1.'11\..vl.;\'1.,I

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ST. ASAPH. a A DBUNKSN TAILOR.—Oa Thursday, before Major Birch, a man was brought up named Robert Bell, who sud he was a native of Scotland. He had worked as a tailor at Wrexnam for eleven years, but been on tramp since. Ho called at the police- station on Wednesday night in a drunken state, and declared that he had not a p<nnv in the world and that he was not in drink. He was, however, so far gone that he tell backwards. On being examined., 3s. 2|d. was found upon him. He admitted to the magistrate that he was so drur.k he knew nothing. Committed to gaol for seven days' hard labour. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. THURSDAY.—Present: Mr. W. B. Wynne, chairman Mr. P. Wynne Yorke, Mr. T. G. Dixon, Captain P. P. Pennant, Major Conwy, Messrs. T. Sleight, Robert Davies, John Knowles, W. H. Foulkes, W. Bell, T. Matthews, W. M. Clarke, E. Powell Jones, Joseph Lloyd, H. Cleaver, E. Vaughan, T. Howatson, Edwin Morgan, J. Kerfoot, J. Jones, and Rev. W. E. Jones. STATISTICS. In the house 117, against llG; Vagrants relieved dur- ing the fortnight, 118. DEPLORABLE CONDITION OF A SAILOR. It was stated that a sailor was found lying in the middle of the road at Rhuddlan, apparently in a dying state, and was removed to the house. Through the exertions and attentions bestowed on the case by the doctor and master and matron of the house the man was recovering, and had told them that he broke down for want of food, and that he could not beg. CHILDREN'S TREAT. Votes of thanks were given to Mrs. Williams Wynn, Cefn and Major and Mrs. Conwy, for their kind treats to the children and inmates of the house. ELECTION OF NURSE. There were three applications for the office of nurse, the election having been postponed from last illeeting. The applicants were Jones, Clwyd-street, Ruthin Catherine Jones, 102, Henllan-street, Denbigh and a person from Yv est Derby-road, Liverpool. Both the former were before the board, and Catherine Jones, Denbigh, produced testimonials as to her Sitness for the office and to act as midwife from Dr. Evan Pierce, of Denbigh. Mr. R. DAVIES, Denbigh, proposed Catherine Jones. Captain PENNANT proposed Mrs. Mary Jones, Ruthin, who appeared a far more likely person to make a good nurse. Mr. E. POWELL JONES seconded, and she Was elected by twelve votes against seven given for the Denbigh woman. Mary Jones was called in, and told she was elected, subject to producing some testimonials as to character and fitness. A QUEER FELLOW. William Thomas, St. Asaph, "the eccentric letter writer," who recently brought an unfounded charge against Dr. Lodge of neglect, had sent a long and comical letter to the Local Government Board on the subject, anijl the neglect of the Board to fully investigate the case. The letter caused great amusement, and the clerk was ultimately requested to write to the Board, and say that the case was fully inquired into, and the charge found to be clearly unfounded. MR. YORKE ATTACKS THE ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. Mr. WYNNE YORKE, in his characteristic way, said he had a serious complaint to make in reference to what he considered the unfair assessment of the parishes, for whilst 12 were continued on the lower basis 4 had been placed on a higher basis. He had written up to the Local Government Board on the subject, and had the reply in his pocket, and it would be a dose for them. Why did they not. begin to raise the assessments of the most populous parishes first ? Why was not St. Asaph put up before Llansannan? He was not a fool, he had some sense—(laughter and applause)—and lie knew that St. Asaph was more populous than Llansannan. Why did not the committee attack the "fat kine" living at .P- St. Asaph under the "hadow of the Ecde«iastical Com- missioners. (Laughter). Llansannan wa» cno.-en be- cause he (Mr. Yorke) ad come there &ad upset the equanimity of that rh-ard—(laughter and no)—for one guardian har- ,id aim -lat until -Iv. e trrze'made his appearance at tha.L, Loa/io. the** were a happy t- uo v (daughter). He i.i'ufc like happy fsr.juihes. (Lau- nte.-)" He>ad seen vhem. on the --treets, "cats and dog,s rats ail mice, and feathered fowl," and wretched 'they looked, (vlreat laughter). He would rathe, have a barking dog at the back of him, to stir him J.. np. that u eant ou^me-r. (]jaugaiei-). lie was going te attack ;7e wo.u-hl give ithim before he had doue. (.-jc'ug■■•ier). TV ov t.id he refuse t > send up to make in- v.vielH^v iey done wrong or not. TlP 1Y\ "8úd that he had.not done so. ro ovE: Mr. Gee told me that you gave your casf-iog yo"e a_. „n t or at any rate were CArp^st the iiquiry being r--p.de. (So, no.) He w:,had Mr. Gee v, ;is ..lie .■le cuet xiy v/hv he was luut. Yv hy on e -,vth ( -,u ae err re a a sanction putting up a few T'aces on a y, -e/ r, way »iT>t go tiirough the whole of fie pan ic ro,. v.iea done put them all on the h.aer 0 au ••- r re tioii of principle, far if the c rm.r,ic r r, e o -e ;et of parishes for si: months b?iOve v >e f -o r ley couM do it for six years • when he -ae .10Iler Ile ch: ean about it he had only shrugged lu* -siou MO (.Laughter.) They had g,¡:w on against law i1 u !.i' -a. ;er, aad he warned them that they would nave to eo t VIr words as they had once before, oa: ,riey wo i-.i p. lis-,en to rea./on and were line some sruaeiii/ne referred to, "what the one said th'~ other swore was true.7 (Cb-eat laughter.) He warmly cleaouocea t8 conduct '>f the as.se."in jnt committee and saalley would nave to return the ratepayers' monev for would oe carried to the Quarter Sessions; for they nrd maae se ections: of parishes to raise the assessments and that the letter he had said courd notb-, legally done. He asserted, t-'at it_ was a down right swindle. ( .augnter.) He continued warmly to denounce the committee. Tne tIIArH"X ¿1i!1 he could most fittinalv describe, his cousin s (Mr. attack as "a mereitorm in a (-Laughter and applause). It was, however, taut on behalf of nimsslf and the committee he shmld explain that some years ago, in consequence of property ravmggone up, it was neces ar.v to revise the ust tor he parish Ox .aiLldlan, and it bcciiine necessary to call ior a fresh list more particularly with regard to tne town of Rhyl; but there was not the slightest in- tention then of putting the rmion upon any new 1).1sis. They mate a great addition to the a;,se3mrnt of that parisa. (Applause). This having beea done, it was suggested by one of the Guardians (Mr., E. p, Jones) tha they should turn their attention to Denbi'di. That was aone. bo they went on, and the committee having gone so far feit that the,-were called upon to go through the .union, ^ppiar.se;. Tie repeated that thev dil' not begin wuth the intention of putting the union on a new oasis, out is y-as thrown upon them, and he maV uvy that the first named parishes made 110 ob- jection. He wOllld take upon himself the resposibility ot drawing attention to the parish of Lla-nsannan -(applause and laughter)—because die knew of no parish where there had been such aiiino;,e,i<e in the rents as taere. (Applause). A large property Ipd oeeii s-,M wiere, and tue purchase!s fountJ out that it Yvas o._ xdv ^reauei vame than tlie f uriiier landowner aad pivc npon it, and tne result was that reals went up n'0lf "I? C° c7lt1- knew that, aad farther that other property had gone up for instance, a farm belonging to Mr. W yune Yorke himself, which was assessed at £:70 or £80, actually rented'at £170. (Applause and laughter). He knew that cases of that kind existed there such as did not exist in any other parish in tne union, hence his recommendation for the new assessment. (Hear, hear). He went on to show that tne committee were working at it and taking the parishes, but this work was thrown upon them in a great me.iSuie because some of the overseers did not send m as they ought to do from time to time supple- mental i8t,. As a member of the committee for 17 years he ciaimed that they always endeavoured to do their worK In che most fair and impartial manner. (Applause j. Laving done what thev had were they to re.racu it and fad bacic on the old Why it was impossible to do it; and the longer they kept the other parishes undone, the longer did they coar mue the inequality. He contended that an injustice voiild have been Gone if they had not raised parishes where property had gone up so much. (Applause). YORKE said he had written to the Local G ivermnent Board, and read a letter in reprr (which was said not to apray to what the committee had done), and he went on to assure the Board, and the Chairman in particular, that they had net a leg to stand upon. They may laugh at him, but they may laugh the other hefr) mouths SGme (Laughterg and hear, Mr. CLA-SE thought it would have been le tter if all the pansaes aad ,jten gone through before any addition had been made to the rates of the union. He under- stood, uowever, that they had no u-rwer to'rctivcc their steps. The CLERIC That is so. Captain 1 ENNANT tnought the parish es thev had • picreei out were really those that wcie asse-sed below tneir proper value -(applause)—and in the parishes yet undone the increase would not be very grcat- (hear, hear)-because there the overseers had con- tinually sent supplemental lists. He assorted that there had not been the slightest favour shown, but those parisnes had been done which required doing the worst— (hear, hear)—but he may remark: that the parishes in suture would be selected by means of a paper bearing tire names being^ drawn out of a hag. "l^i" Asaph' and Mr. DAVIES, Denbigh, urged that the action of the committee had been the best taat could be adopted. This seemed to be almost the general feeling of the Board, and the subject dropped.

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