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WREXHAM TOWN COUNCIL. : —————1
WREXHAM TOWN COUNCIL. ————— 1 A monthly meeting of the Wrexham Town Council was held on Tuesday last. Present: The Mayor (Mr. Isaac Shone), Aldermen J. C. Owen and E. Smith, Councillor- S. T. Baugh, George Bradley, J. Oswell Bury, J. F. Edisbury, Walter Jon<?s, Uichard Jones, J. Roberts, W. Sherratt, W. E. Samuel, and J. Williams. MOUK OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSED PAVING. On the reading of the minutes with regard to the borrowing of S4,000 for new paving, &e., Mr. RICHARD JONES asked the following question: Am I to understand that the ratepayers of Wrexham, uniformly, are to be equalised in the benefit of this The CLEXK Do you mean, are the footpaths to be extended throughout the town ? Mr. ]!. JONES That is not my question. Here IS money borrowed on the rates. 2sow, my question is, are all the ratepayers of Wrexham to be equally benefited by this improvement? The CLEHK: I should say so. because all the rate- payers TOSS over these streets. Mr. R. JONES That does not meet my question, and I am very sony that I cannot make myself plain. Mr. SHERRATT I think Mr. Jones means Mr. BRADLEY I rise to order. Every man should interpret his own meaning Mr. SHERRATT Well, he could not explain himself, and I only thought I would assist him. Mr. R. JONES If I understand right I am entitled to receive the benefit from this £-1,000. I go on the point that we have no right to borrow this £4,000 unless I personally receive a benefit. If the money was taken at once out of the rate it would be quite a different thing but here you are going to mortgage my rate against my wish. The CLERK: You mean that under the clause in the Local Government Act the rate ought to be confined to tLdè parts where the improvement will be made ? Mr. R JONES Exactly. The CLEKK It is quite competent for the Council to rate the whole town for these improvements, and it would be unfair to make a special rate, as all will benefit. Mr. BRADLEY Of course. Mr. R. JONES If the whole town was to be rated for this money it would be quite right, but here you are going to make me pay for what I receive no benefit from. The CLKRI; You are not quite right- Mr. IL JONES I know this is not right, and I know you cannot force ma to pay a farthing if you are going to barrow the money. The CLEEX The matter is on the agenda. Argue it when we c'me to it. R.?.c?ossD LA:IP FOR WATERY LANE. Mr. WALTER JONES brought forward the question of a lamp for Watery Lane. He said he forgot to mention the question at the last lighting meeting, and, as the dark evenings were now upon them, he thought he would mention it. at once and not wait for the next committee meeting. After a little discussion, it was suggested to Mr. Walter Jones that he bring the matter before a special meeting of the committee. EMBRYO LITIGATION. A letter was received from Mr. John Lewis, solicitor, in reference to the caso of Wilson v. the Council," in which Mr. Wilson alleged that the Council had tres- passed on his property. After discussion, it was resolved that the Clerk see ■ Mr. Lewis in regard to the matter. ssnrou.s CHARGE THE COUNCIL EY THE LOCAL GOVETitfilENT BOARD. The following letter was received :— Local Government Board, \Vhitdl, S. 1V., 23r i September, 1S79. Il:I am directed by the Local Government Board to acknowledge the receipt of your letter <,1 the :;oth ult. res- peering diphtheria in the town of Wrexham and the proce-s of disinfection allopted by the Urban Sacitarv Authority, a -d I am to state that the long continuance of diphtheria in the town had in itself caused the Board to doubt the sufficiency of the action taken by the Sanitary Authority, but a state- ment received by the Board from their inspector, Mr. Murray Browne, that on a recent visit to Wrexham, he found that the disinfecting apparatus ha-1 not lately been used, taken in conjullction with th0 state-meat wade to thc Town Conncil by their medical offic T of health, on the 3nd ultimo, that articles of infected clothiiig which were not capable of dis- infection had not been burnt, appeal's to the Board to show conclusively that the action of the Sanitary Authority had been wholly imuSlcieat and that by their neglect in regard to a serious outbretLk of disease requiring the most vigorous measure, of repression, they have incurred a very grave res- ponsibility. At the same time I am to advert to the report of the medical officer of health enclo-ed with your letter of the 12th June last, in which report the medical officer of health states that many cases of diptheria have cxitcd of which he has had no intimation, alld to enquire whether arrangements are now made by the Urban Sauitary Authority to furnish the medical officer of health regularly with particulars of aU cases of pauper sickness in the tow", anù if not, the Board request that such arrangements may be made as early as possible. < £ I am also directed to request that the Urban Sanitary Authority will calle tile Board to be furnished with a report by the medical officer of health on any c-'ises of diphtheria which may have occurred since the date of the above men- tioned report of the medic.il officers of health. To I am, sir, John James, Esq., Your obedient servant, Town Clerk, J. F. KOTTOX, Wrexham. Hon. Sec. The CLERK said that when he received the letter he furnished a copy of it to the Medical Olficer and for- warded a letter to the Medical Officers of the town in regard to the matter. Mr. LL. WILLIAMS said they had no power to compel the medical men to report cases. He had been waiting, to see if they could not conjointly use the disinfecting machine which the Rural Authority were contemplating purchasing. In regard to burning the clothing, he thought such was a very serious matter. They could not burn a'small amount of clothing, because if they burnt any they would have to burn the whole. Besides, when Dr. Airey was here he said nothing about burning clothes, and he was informed in other districts they did not do so. Mr. BRADLEY Do you know of any case where the neglect of it caused a spread nf the disease ? The DOCTOR replied that he had not. He had had the mntter, before his eyes, and in most cases the whole family was infected before he knew anything of the matter. Moreover, if he had burnt all their clothes they would have had none to put on. He would strongly advise the Council to have a disinfecting machine. After further discussion, it was resolved to write to the Board above to the effect that all the medical men had been communicated with, and that the Urban and Rural Authorities were endeavouring to unite to pro- cure an effective disinfecting apparatus, and they would be glad to receive any suggestions in regard to such from the Board. A QUESTIONED AWARD. A letter was received from Mr. E. M. Jones respecting the recent award of Mr. Tench's in regard to compen- sation to him by the Council. The letter was to the effect that the revised award, JE180, was still consider- ably below the valuation made by Mr. E. M. Jones and his surveyor, and, therefore, asking the Council to appoint Mr. Shone or a.ny other gentleman they thought fit to revise the award, and he would be content to abide by their decision. The Council considered the matter at length, and finally resolved that they could not entertain Mr. E. M. Jones' application. A NEW RATE. A letter was read from the Library Committee ask- ing the Council to make them the grant of Id. in the pound. The CLERK said the rate which they had made for the borough was only sufficient to meet their wants, and, therefore, they would have to levy a rate. The Act limited the rate to a Id. in the pound, and he had calcu- lated that such would realise the sum of about JE150. The rate was ordered. THE PRICE OF GAS. A letter was received from the Gas Company, in re- ply to the deputation of the Council which waited upon the company a short time ago with a view, by means of a special contract, to a reduction in the price of gas supplied to the Council. The letter was to the effect that having heard the deputation on the subject, the directors, whilst wishing to meet the Corporation fairly, considered that if any reduction was made in the price charged for the supply of gas to the public lamps, the Company, under the provisions of their Act, might be called upon to supply other consumers at a similar rate, and having made two reductions recently, they were not prepared to make any further reductions at present, and, therefore, most respectfully declined to make any alterations. The MAYOR We can go in for the electric light, and beat them way. (Laughter). Mr. SHERRATT Not at present, I think. The Cor- poration ought to have the gas and water companies, and the Market Hall too. RESIGNATION OF THE TOWN CLERK. The following was put into the hands of the Council To the Mayor, Aldermen, and Durgesses of the Borough of Wrexham, in Council assembled. GEHTLEMKN,—I b to announce that it is my intention, with your permission, to retire from my present office of Town Clerk of the Borough of Wrexham, Clerk of the Urban Sanitary Authority, Cleik of the Borough of Wrexham Burial Board, and any other offices I may hold under you, on the 1'th day of November next, immediately after the election of the Mayor of this Borough for the ensuing year, ftnd I respect fully ask you to accept this letter as my formal tesignation of the above mentioned offices at that time.—I remain, gentlemen, your obedient servant, Town Clerk's Office, JOHN JAKES, Wrexham, 30th Sept., 1879. Town Clerk. Mr. BRADLEY moved, "That the resignation of Mr. Jihnes, the Town Clerk, be accepted, to take effect on the 10th day of November next, and that the recom- mendation of the General Purposes Committee, 'That a Town Clerk be advertised for at the same salary, and on the same terms and conditions as the office is held at the present time,' be adopted, and that an advertise- ment be drawn up by the Town Clerk in accordance with those conditions, and inserted in the two local newspapers; and that the election take place at the Council meeting to be held on the 28th October." In f regard to the first part of this resolution he thought ] ;hey would all be of one opinion, and regret that their lerk saw it necessary to place his resignation definitely JI their hands. Some of the older members of that I'ouncil, who had sat there for a long period, would have the greatest regret at the resignation, and in this feeling those who had only sat there a shorter period would participate. Personally, having known the Clerk for many years, he felt the greatest regret at. his leaving that chamber, and he trusted that he would shortly come back again in the capacity of an alderman, in some other way, and give them the advantage of his experience. (Hear, hear). In regard to the second part of the resolution there may be some difference of opinion. Such was expressed in the General Purposes Committee on Friday. He had thought the matter over again, and he was still of opinion that the resolu- | tion adopted at that meeting was a wise one. They were said to go in for radical changes sometimes, and at other times they were said to be conservative. He did feel a little conservative in that matter, and was not disposed to run ahead of their neighbours. At Oswestry they found the office of Town Clerk was filled by a townsman, at Shrewsbury it was the same, at Chester the same, at Mold the same, and if they went to Ruthin or Denbigh the result was similar. He was of opinion that they would be travelling out of their way to leave that principle, and advertise for a Clerk who should give his entire time to the office. Suppose they acted on that principle they would probably have to more than double, a.nd perhaps treble the salary, in order to secure an equally efficient man. If they did this the question was whether they, as guardians of the public purse, were justified in making this additional expenditure. Then suppose they did this and brought in a new Town Clerk at a salary three times what. they paid at present, and he was not allowed to practise in the town, he would be constantly looking out for a situation in a larger place where he could get more salary, and he would be justi- tied in doing so. These were the arguments which had induced him to come to the conclusion to have the salary and terms the same as at present. Then they came to the question as to when the Town Clerk should be elected. He was firmly of opinion that they ought to place the new Town Clerk into harness ready to officiate as soon as the Itew Council was elected, and be ready to take his seat on the 10th November when Mr. James retired. For these reasons he begged to move the resolution.. The MAYOR said he would take the liberty to second the motion. He did nut know that he couid explain his views in a better way than they had been explained by Mr. Bradley. The reasons he had given for the course he had taken were so we 1 expressed and were so entirely his own that he did not think it necessary for him to add one v/ord. He had great pleasure in seconding the motion. Mr. SHERKATT said that as he contended this in the General Purposes Committee, perhaps it would be well if he offered a few suggestions now. There were others who voted in favour of the resolution as now put. (Mr. BRADLEY Seven). There were seven for and four against. It was quite true, as Mr. Bradley had said, that observations were at that meeting. He made some himself, and he quite believed that in the first place they should have a statement prepared by the Town Clerk showing what had been the emoluments of the office, say for a term of seven or ten years, and let them really know what had been paid to the Town Clerk during that period, not only for salary but also for professional business. They would then be enabled to approximate what they could afford to give a man to secure the whole of his services, and after that they may, if they liked fall back to the old principle. In favour of a man devoting the whole of his time to the Council his experience was that where they bad a man who devoted tne whole of his time to the work of the Corporation that that Corporation had been most sue- cessiui and had its work carried out in a most efficient manner. He made no reference to the past because they had had in Mr. James a most worthy Town Clerk, and no douofc his labours had been very arduous and most faithfully carried out. But now there were a great may things which they should have done and which tiiey should make an effort to do. Their's was a comparatively young Corporation, and they were greatly in need of an Improvement Act. (Hear, hear). This was one reason why he suggested that tney should have a man who could devote the whole of his time to the work. If they had the least opposition to an Improvement Bill it would cost them ;fcl,000, and if they had a young man who had gone through work in connection with these matters he might save them at least 41,000. At Oswestry they had Acts of Parliament very uilferent from themselves. When they had spoken of Acts of Parliament it had been said, See how much money it will cost, and where is it to come from ?" Now this was one reason why < he suggested two things—first that they should have an estimate of what they had paid for professional services, and secondly that they should understand about the Improvement Bill. There were a great many other things which may suggest themselves. Mr. Bradley said they would have to pay three or four times the present salary, but he did not-think such would be so. He did not honestly think that they would have to pay one penny more than at present. He was not in favour of going out of the town'if they could get a man in it, but he questioned whether taey could. Besides they would have a greater hold upon a man who gave his whole time, and if he did not suit them they could say so. But if he happened to be a fellow townsman they would not care to express their views so freely. Another thing—they had several arrears to get up, and they would have a difficult business to do so. Therefore the Town Clerk should know no man. Besides, several gentlemen in rexham were attached to companies, and had shares in them, and it was impossible that any such could guide them well if he was tied up to other bodies, either directly or through his friends. Other things might suggest themselves, and under all the cir- cumstances he would move as an amendment that the Town Clerk be requested to furnish them with an ac- count showing the monies whicii had been paid to him for salaries and professional work during the last ten years. He submitted that to advertise was premature. It would also be an unseemly thing for them to- appoint a Clerk just before the new Council were elected," and they, might turn around and say, "We won't have this man because he is not of our choosing' Mr. ROBERTS There can only be an alteration of four. Mr. SHERRATT Well, it would be unfair to appoint a man who should come into office with the new Council. The MAYOR If we are competent to receive the resignation of the present Clerk, surely we can elect another. Mr. BRADLEY asked if Mr. Sherratt would have the election adjourned until the information was prepared. Mr. SHERRATT said he thought it would be unseemly to elect a man on the same conditions and terms as at present, when they did not know personally what those terms and conditions were. He endorsed all Mr. Bradley had said about the Town Clerk, and nobody regretted parting with him more than he did. The TOWN CLEHK said he felt extremely grateful for the kind expressions, and he really.believed that were sincere, and came from their hearts. Mr. RICHARD JONES said he did not understand the matter, and asked whether £120 included all the Clerk received. The MAYOR replied that there were professionally fees also. Mr. RICHARD JoNES I don't agree with this. I want the Town Clerk to be on the premises of the Corpora- tion. VOICES We must have a Town Hall. Mr. OSWELL Yes, a Mayor's room. Mr. RICHARD JONES I don't like to go to the Town Clerk's office, to ascertain any information, although he has been very courteous at all times. The MAYOR Well, I can say this, Mr. Jones, that if you had gone to him he would have received you as courteously as if he was in the Town Hall. Mr. RICHARD JONES I quite agree with that, but I don't like to go to him. Mr. WILLIAMS Afraid of the 6s. 8d. ? (Laughter). Mr. Sherratt's amendment found no seconder, and on the motion being put, Mr. Sherratt and Mr. R. Jones only voted against it. A discussion then ensued as to the papers in which the advertisements should appear. Mr. SHERRATT It is a perfect farce to put it in the local papers. A perfect farce. Mr. WILLIAMS Put it in the Lam Journal. Mr. SHERRATT Very good suggestion. Mr. EDISBURY Put it in the New York Herald. (Laughter). Mr. SHERRATT Well, you may as well put it in the New York Herald as in the local papers. Mr. EDISBURY I propose that it be advertised in the New York Herald. (Laughter). Mr. WALTER JONES I second it. (Laughter). A STREET ROLLER. The question of purchasing a steam roller for the streets of Wrexham was next considered. The MAYOR said he believed that they would find a steam roller to be a white elephant'"—(laughter)—as it would stop traffic and be an obstruction. He would rather that they should have a horse roller. Mr. OSWEU: BURY advocated the acquirement of a roller, saying that they would save money by such. Mr. WALTER JONES also advocated a steam roller. Mr. OSWELL BURY moved that a six ton steam roller be purchased for the use of the borough, the money for which to be borrowed in accordance with the consent of the Local Government Board. This was seconded, and on the motion being put. it was opposed by the Mayor, Mr. Richard Jones, Mr. Edisbury, and Mr. Williams. Six voted for it. THE LOAN OF £4,000. Tenders were opened for the loan to the Council of £4,000 for purposes of paving. A number of tenders were received, the majority of which were for 4 per cent., with commission and law charges. The Prudential Life Assurance Company offered the sum for per cent., but said nothing about commission. The Council resolved to accept this offer conditionally that the costs and commission did not exceed 1 per cent of the total sum. THE QUESTION OF THE NEW STREETS. The MAYOR said the motion he had given notice of would revive the whole question of the streets. He wished the Clerk to give the necessary notice to enable them to make one or any of those streets if they should see it wise to do so. So much had been said about the subject that he would now simply move "That the Town Clerk advertise three successive times in a local newspaper, or local newspapers in the district, in the ensuing month of November, notice or notices of an in- tended application to the Local Government Board for a orovisional order, or provisional orders, for carrying out the said works, and that he be instructed and authorised to take such other proceedings as may be necessary for the compulsory acquirement of land, and oower to borrow money." Mr. EDISBURY seconded, and the motion was carried. This concluded the business.
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rHE REVISION OF THE BOROUGH…
rHE REVISION OF THE BOROUGH I ( LIST. A Coxon, Esq., the revising barrister, held a court for the revision of the list of voters in the borough on Thurslhy last, in the Town H n. This was the first revision held in the town since the passing of the new act relating to the matter, and which gives the Revising Barrister very great discretionary powers. The proceed- ings, however, were conducted in much the usual way, the principal difference being that the names were taken in districts insead of alphabetically. Mr. Evan Morris and Mr. T. Bury, assisted by Mr. Bevan and Mr. Edwin Jones, appeared for the Conservatives. The Liberals of the North Ward were represented by Mr. John Jones; East Ward, Mr. Humphreys; South Ward, Mr. Owen G. Jones and the West Ward, Mr. Ashton Bradley. Mr. Tilston also assisted. THE QUESTION OF THE STANSTY LIST. Mr. John Jones called the attention of the Barrister to the mistake which had been made in regard to the Stansty list, which was before him. It would have come to his notice that in Stansty the assistant officer failed to publish a proper list. He failed to publish list D, and insr.ead published a list applying to "Scott and Loti," that was to say, list 2 of form D. The list, he need not tell him, was inapplicable to Stansty, and the question was how he would deal with with it. The facts were these. His friends opposite served notices of objection and put in new claims on the 25th August. No action was taken, and the officer did not discover his mistake until after the service upon him of those claims, and he seemed to have attempted to rectify his error by publishing a list of claims, whether persons had sent in claims or not. In the new list he put the names of every one who were omitted from the first erroneous list. He did this in the hope of correcting the mistake he had made. This being the case he put it to the Barrister whether he would deal with the error in Stansty by sec. 28, sub-sec. 1. The Barrister said the question was whether an error of this sort vitiated the whole list. Mr. John Jones pointed out sub-sec. 12, but Mr. Coxon was of opinion that this section did not apply. Unless he was obliged to do different he was at present in favour of holding that the heading could not be mis- leading to anybody. Subject to what was to be said, by the other side he should hold that this mistake did not vitiate the whole publication. If he held that this was a good publication the claims became immaterial. He believed it had been held that if the overseer entered a claim, such was sufficient to give him jurisdic- tion to deal with is. Mr. John Jones said it was so. Mr. T. Bury said they did not contest this matter, but lie wished to state the facts of their case. They I submitted that the publication was an erroneous one, and that the list was insufficient. It was a list describ- ing a particular qualification, and that qualification did not exist in Stansty. Therefore, they fearing that the Barrister would treat the list as a nullity altogether, took the precaution of claiming for their friends in Stansty afresh, and objecting to the list as published. They said that the head must govern the entire list, and that the head was erroneous, but perhaps the Barrister was of opinion that the overseer, under the circumstances, was justified in publishing, or that he couid wink at the list of claims which had been made. All they wanted was to prevent Stansty from being dis- franchised. His powers of amendment were very great, and if he could see his way to rectify this blunder he would no doubt do so. In the first place they must con- tend that the list was bad, and in the second place that their objection must prevail unless the Barrister was of opinion that the overseer, in publishing this new list, thereby rectified the matter, although he was not in a position to show that he had had any formal claims made by these parties. The question was whether the overseer was justified in putting a name on. Mr. E van Morris said if the object was to give these parties the franchise, he thought there was another way out of the difficulty, as he understood the overseer had published the old list. Mr. Price (the overseer) said so far as he was con- cerned, he had taken the greatest care to get the list correct. He got out one and gave it to his clerk to copy, after which it was sent direct to the printer. He (Mr. Price) never thought of examining it until Mr. Bevan turned up on the night of the 25th August. (Laughter). The Barrister Your remarks are to the effect that there has been an error. (Laughter). Mr. Price There has been no collusion, sir. The Barrister Oh, no. Mr. John Jones I did nothing but scold Price when I saw him. (Laughter). Mr. Evan Morris If it had been the other way about perhaps you would not have. (Laughter). The Barrister said what he proposed to do was to reat the list as if properly published, and any objections would be gone into. The Court then proceeded with the list of new claims for Stansty, a great number of which were adjourned until the evening sitting. ERDDIG AND BERSHAM. There were no objections in Bersham, and but one new claim, that of Mr. Henry Hodgkins, Off a Terrace, which was allowed. In Erddig there were no objections or claims. WREXHAM REGIS. The North Ward was taken first. REV. M. ILDrrOllD, GROVE-ROAD, Was objected to by the Conservatives, en the ground that he was required to occupy the house as minister. All previous ministers had resided in this house, and as they were liable to removal, their successors would occupy the same .premises. The question was whether Mr. Bamford had the house as part of his emolument or whether lie'was compelled to live there. Mr. Tilston proved that it was optional to the minister to live in this house, and the claim was accordingly allowed. MR. JOHN BEALE, EGERTON-STREET, Was objected to by the Liberals, on the grounds that he had not occupied the house sufficiently long. The ■objection notice stated that "you have not occupied this house and garden for twelve months." The Barrister said the notice would bear the interpre- tation that Mr. Beale had been from his house for twelve months. Mr. Jones said he thought the notice would bear the other interpretation also. The Barrister: As an old special pleader I think I should say no. Mr. Jones If I was at home I could put my hand on a rule of logic which showed that it did. In answer to a question, Mr. Jones said No. 3, Egerton-street, was a house occupied by Mr. Richard Jones. Mr. Bury Mr. Richard Jones is down for No. 2. In the course of further remarks it was stated that there were no numbers on these houses. Mr. Beale was called and stated that he had lived in this house for seven years, and he had always under- stood that his house was No. 3, although there was no number on it. The Barrister If there is no number on Mr. Beale's house then the number is surlusage and is not necessary to the description. Mr. McRae, agent for the Liberals, stated that No. 3 was marked on Mr. Richard Jones's house. Mr. Williams, the overseer, said he had always served the notices on Mr. Beale as living tit No. 3. He then explained that the confusion in the numbers had occurred through Mr. Richard Jones converting what was one house into two. The Barrister Mr. Richard Jones, by converting one house into two cannot take away Mr. Beale's number, and therefore the claim is allowed. (Applause). The Barrister Silence Mr. John Jones It is fair to fight these things. The Barrister Oh, yes, of course it is. Mr. John Jones (to Mr. Beale): You are welcome to your vote without any grudge from me. Mr. Beale I have had a vote for forty years, and never been objected to before, and as this is vexatious I shall ask for costs. The Barrister I think if I make costs I ought to make them upon Mr. Richard Jones. (Laughter). Mr. John Jones (to Mr. Beale): Call on your friend as you pass. (Laughter). MR. JAMES NIXON, QUEEN-STREET, Was objected to by the Liberals, on the grounds of a. misdescription. He was on the list as occupying 17, Queen-street, and the objection was that the correct number was Hi. Mr. McRae stated that 17 was the correct number, and Mr. Nixon upon this asked for costs. Mr. John Jones It was a mis-reading of the number. The Barrister Well, you will have to pay 2s. (id. for it, that's all. (Laughter). This was the first case in which costs were allowed. MR. ASHTON BRADLEY, HIGH-STREET, Who made a new claim, was objected to by the Conservatives. Mr. Bury said their instructions were that Mr. Bradley resided in Llangollen. The Barrister Well, has he kept on his lodgings here] Mr. Bradley stated that he had rooms at Llangollen, and had resided there since May, but he still held rooms at his father's house, where were the greater quantity of his books and clothes, &c. He claimed for his offices. The Barrister Then you ordinarily reside in your father's house ? Mr. Bradley Yes. The Barrister Well, that is sufficient. MR. JAMES GRIFFITH, SPRING-ROAD, Was objected to by the Liberals, on the ground that he did not remove direct from Market-street to Spring- road. Mr. John Jones: Did you not go into lodgings between times ? Mr. Griffith (crossly): No, I did not. Mr. John Jones Don't bite me. (Laughter). Mr. Griffith You know I did not, and you only want to take away my vote. The Barrister The claim is allowed. Mr. Griffith I have lost the sale of my fish to-day, Mr. Jones, who is to pay me for that ? Mr. Jones I cannot help that. The Barrister It is only a claim, you see. There will be no costs. MR. EDWARD HORTON, REGENT-STREET, Was objected to by the Conservatives, on the ground of misdescription and not sufficient occupation. Mr. Horton was described as living in Hope-street, whereas he lives in Regent-street. Mr. Jones argued that there was no distinction, and the whole street was generally called Hope-street. In regard to the second ground the Barrister was of 'I r opinion that the premises had only been occupied by claimant as manager for his brother. Therefore the laim was not allowed. MR: R. H. V. KYRKE, WESTMINSTER BUILDINGS, Wns objected to by the Liberals on the grounds of in- sufficient occupation. Similar objection was made at the last revision, when the was not allowed. It appeared that although Mr. Kyrke had entire control j of his chambers, and possessed the right of entry at any < hour, he did not hold a key of the entrance. After discussion Mr. Jarvis, the landlord of the, offices, was called, and he stated that Mr. Kvrke had a perfect right to a key if he wished for one, but as the premises were always open before Mr. Kyrke arrived, and remained open for some time after he went, he had never needed one. He had, however, held a kev since the last revision court. The claim was allowed. fR. GEORGE THOMAS, ROSENEATH. Mr. Thomas claimed in respect of offices at Rose- neath, which he jointly occupied with Mr. Low. He was objected to the Liberals, on the ground of insufficient occupation. After examination the Barrister said it appeared to him that the offices were occupied by Mr. Low, although Mr. Thomas, being a partner with him, had access to the offices. He questioned very much ■ whether he really had any occupation. If it had appeared that Mr. Low had at any time received rent from Mr. Thomas it would have been different. He was not satisfied, and the claim would not be allowed. A sitting was held in the evening which lasted until 10.30, at which time the North and East Wards were completed. Nothing of interest or importance transpired during the evening sitting. FRIDAY. The business of the court was commenced at ten o'clock punctually. Wrexham Regis, South Ward, was first proceed with. MR. S. T. BAUGH, TEMPLE-ROW, Was objected to by the Conservatives on the ground that the alleged qualification premises were of in- sufficient rental, and also of misdescription. It was stated that the premises were jointly occupied by Mr. Baugh and his partners, and therefore the rental was insufficient. Mr. John Jones asked if it was not permissible for on8 partner alone to claim a vote. The Barrister replied in the negative, and the ob- jection was accordingly sustained. MR. A. C. BAUGH, TEMPLE-ROW, Was objected to by the Conservatives on the ground of insufficient rental. | Mr. Baugh said be occupied two rooms as offices at an annual rental of ,£1;"). One of these rooms was jointly occupied by bis temporary partner, Mr. Isaac1 Shone, who contributed per year. # Mr. Evan Morris argued that it was a joint occupa- t-ior. of the whole of the premises. The Barrister: Hardly it is a joint occupation of part of the offices. Air. Morris said Mr. Bau jh could not have two qualifications as joint and also as separate occupier. He must confine himself to one or the other. After furthur argument, the Barrister said he was of opinion that there was a sufficient qualification, and allowed the claim. THE BARRISTER'S IDEA OF PRINTERS. In reference to a clerical error in the list, the Barrister said printers had curious propensities. They could read the most abominably bad writing, and, if anything was well written they would be sure to make a mistake. (Laughter). About three o'clock the court adjourned until seven in the eve¡¡Íng. FLINT. At the Borough Registration Court held at Flint, on Thursday, the 2nd inst., a test case of some interest governing the validity or otherwise of about 80 Liberal objections was decided by the Revising Barrister W. L. Foulkes Esq. Mr. J. Powell, solicitor, Wrexham (for Mr. Evan Morris), appeared for the Conservatives and Mr. of Holywell appeared for the Liberals. Mr. Powell argued that the notices of objection were bad on the ground that there being two Parliamentary lists for the Borough of Flint the objector should have described in his notice to the overseer the list upon which the name of the voter to whom lie objected stood, and, also I that where there were two or more persons of the same name on the list of voters one of whom is intended to be objected to the objector should distinguish him in some way, in his notice to the overseer, from the other or others of the same name on the list. Neither of these precautions were taken in making the objections referred to. Mr. Evans argued that the Revising Barrister had power under the act of 1878 to amend and remedy the defective notices, but Air. Powell strongly con- tended, in opposition, that the act did not give the Barrister such power. The court eventually decided, after much consideration, that the whole of the objections were bad and allowed the votes <,cconling-ly.
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF WALES.
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF WALES. The first ties for the Challenge Cup were drawn on Wednesday last, the ties to be played off on or before November 8th. The result of the draw is as follows :— All Saints r. Excelsior, White Star v. Dolgellev, Oswestry v.' Aberystwith, Grosvenor v. Albion, Victoria v. Wrex- ham, Rhyl v. 23rd R.W.F., Foresters v. Civil Service, Corwen v. Bala, Moldr. Druids, Llangollen v. Ruthin. ffhe following matches are arranged :— North. Wide;, v. Staffordshire, at Stoke, Nov. 1st. 1S70. North "Wales v. Lancashire, at Wrexham. Nov. 15tli. 1879. North v. Cheshire, at Wrexham, Dec. 2"th 18ï9. North Wales v. Cheshire, at Crewo, February 21st., 1880. North Wales v. Staffordshire, at Wrexham, March 6th, I:S80. North Wales v. Lancashire, at Darwen, March 13th, 1830. The international matches are :— Wales v. England, at Wrexham, March loth, 1880. Y/ales v. Scotland, at Glasgow, March 27th, 1880. CIVIJ, SERVICE V. FORESTERS (GWERSYLLT).—A friendly match will be played this day (Saturday) between the above clubs on the ground of the former at Rhosddu. Kick off at 3 p.m. prompt. WREXHAM FOOTBALL CLUB.—A practice match of this club will take place on the race-course to-day (Saturday). Kick off at 2.45 p.m. All members are requested to appear in uniform. MILLWOOD ROVERS 1;. ALBION (WREXHAM).—A match was played on Saturday, September 27th, between the above clubs on the ground of the latter. After a well-contested game, the visitors were declared victorH by one goal to none. The following fixtures have been arranged :— Millwood Rovers v. Mold, October 2th, at Mold. Mill woo'I Hovers v. Grosvenor, October 11th, at Brymho. Millwood Rovers v. Cambrian, October ISth, at Wrexham.
Pure strong, and delicious Teas and Coffees can always be obtained at the North Wales Public Supply Stores, 11, High-street, Wrexham. 77 PAGE WOODCOCK'S WIND PILLS have for twenty-five years held the first place in the world as an effectual antidote to Indigestion, Wind on the Stomach, Bilious- 'ness, and all complaints arising from a disordered state of the Stomach, Bowels, or Liver. Tonic, invigorating and purifying they form the best remedy extant. Of all Chemists, Is lkl, and 2s 9d, per box, or of Page D. Woodcock, Calvert Street, Norwich, for stamps. FOOD ADULTERATION.—Dr. Tripe, public analyst of the Hackney district, reports, that all the samples of cocoa he examined, except one, were sold as mixtures of cocoa, arrowroot and sugar, the exception being Cad- bury's Cocoa Essence, which was genuine. The quantity of starch in the other samples varied between 67 and 80 per cent., so that allowing for sugar, there was not in some of them more than 10 per cent. of cocoa. An article like this was comparatively valueless as a food.' HOYM, DEVONSHIRE SERGE.—No article woven for ladies' dresses equals this in usefulness it is the best, the cheapest, and most fashionable. Prices, Is. 6d., Is. 11,2d., 2s. 3d., 2s. 9d.the yard. For gentlemen's suits and boys' hard wear it is made in strong qualities and new patterns. Prices from 2s. lid. the yard. Carriage paid on all parcels into London, Dublin, Bel- fast, Cork or Glasgow. Patterns post free. State whether for ladies' or gentlemen's wear. Address, Spearman and Spearman, Royal Devonshire Serge Factors, Plymouth. MANY persons who have read in the newspapers of the awards that have been conferred at the Interna- tional Exhibitions of London, Paris, and Philadephia, on the celebraten Watches manufactured by Mr. Sewm, of Liverpool and London, might remain under the im- pression that their prices must be such as to confine them to those who can spend large sums in procuring them. Mr. Sewill's advertisement, in another column, c mpletely dissipates this erroneous view, and shows that his timekeepers are really as economical as the most ordinary qualities. The fact is worthy of the attention of all who are about to purchase a Watch. An illus- trated catalogue is sent free on application. THROAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—All suf- fering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness will be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the use of "Brown's Bronchial Troches," These famous "lozenges" are now sold by most respect- able chemists in this country at Is. lid. per box. People troubled with a "hacking cough," a slight cold." or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to progress, result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic affections. See that the words "Brown's Bronchial Troches" are on the Government Stamp around each box.—Manufactured by JOHN I. BROWN & SONS, Boston, United States. Depot, 493, Oxford-street London. 75 NOTICE.— £ 20,000 worth of valuable books to be given away.—Shopkeepers in every town and villiage in this county can attract customers and largely extend their business, by exhibiting the show carth" and cases of handsomely-bound volumes, which (latter) are provided gratis by Poland, Robertson, & Co., to be presented to each purchaser of 31b. of their delicious Book Bonus Pure Tea at 2s. 8d. per pound. The pur- chase can be made up of Jib. packets ov otherwise, as may be most convenient to the buyer. Poland, Robertson, and Co.'s Teas suit all tastes and all pockets. Prices from 2s. to 4s. per 1b. In packets, canisters, caddies, and chests, from ?,oz. to lewt. All parcels carriage free. Terms of agency on application. Wholesale warehouse, 9, Curtain-ro^d, London, E.C.
--rHE RE-ARRANGEMENT OF JESUS…
rHE RE-ARRANGEMENT OF JESUS 1 COLLEGE. ILTLPOETANT MEETING AT DEXBIGII. A large and influential gathering of clergy and laity 'rom various parts of North Wales attended a meeting ■n Thursday, which had been convened at the Town Hall, Denbigh, by Mr. Thomas Gee, mayor of Denbigh, who had acted as hon. secretary, for the purpose of iiscussing the re-arrangement of Jesus College, Oxford. The Lord Lieutenant of the County (Major W. C. West) presided, supported by Mr. Osborne Morgan, M.P., Sir Robert Cunliffe, the Dean of Bangor, Rev. J. Price, Archdeacon Smart, Mr. Pennant, the Mayor of Denbigh, Rev. D. Evans, Abergele, and other gentle- men. The CHAIRMAN said he regarded this as one of the most important movements that had taken place in the Principality for a considerable time, and he was very glad to see that the movement with regard to the educa- tion of the Welsh was taken up by so eminent a church- man as the Dean of Bangor—(applause)—and that he had approached it in so unsectarian a spirit. Having read his very able pamphlet, he felt that it told them all upon the subject that it v. as possible to know—(ap- plause)—and he should prefer to have left the question Were the pamphlet had done, written so ably and well as it was, than using any arguments of his own as they were so well expressed in the dean's pamphlet. It was a comfort to feel that Wales had not been backward in taking notice of the Royal Commission, and he believed that they began at once to consider what was going to be done as regarded the College. It was undoubtedly a college for Welshmen though the Principal of Jesus College was prepared to question that, but he (the speaker) believed that that college had been connected with Wales so long, and to such "an ex- tent, that it could not be dissevered therefrom and moreover, Welshmen were determined that it should remain a Welsh college. (Applause). As the Com- mission was sitting, it was desirable to see what really was the feeling upon the subject. He referred to the wish of the Principal and others to throw open certain of the scholarships to Englishmen and Welshmen. He would be the last man to say, Do not make open scholarships, but les them go to some other fund to provide the open scholarships and not take the scholarships that belong to Wales. (Applauseh Referring to the "Meyrick" fund of the College, he believed it would be applied to purposes in con- nection with the grammar schools of the Principality. He went on to show that to enable boys to go from the elementary schools to the grammar schools, a fund ougot to be provided not only for the exhibition, but t. ciotne boys fit to mix with the other students of such schools. (Hear, hear). What they had, however, principally to do was to protest against the proposal Dr. Harper had brought before* the Commissioners. He considered Dr. Harper a very eminent man, one of the most vigourous men. intellectually, he ever met in his life, and he did not think it was his desire to do anything that was unjust to Wales educationally, still they felt that his proposals would have that effect, and they must resist them. Mr. OSBORNE MORGAN, M.P., proposed— Ihut, mas-much ns Jesus College has been regarded for centuries as the National College of the Principality of Wnles, and its endowments, with triilicg exeepiiou- were given for the education of Welshmen • and that, as is now labo-jriu«r under peculiar educational lIisadvanbt.;¡>s arising from a distinct, language and the excepfroual dearth of local endowments, this meeting ió of opinion that no endow- ments whatever, now derotad to the maintenance of Welsh students at the university, ought to be alienated from that irarpose. He was very glad to have the opportunity of explaining j what mignt have ap2)eared as a little inconsistency on his part. Hitherto as a general rule he had, speakin as an old Oxford man, always advocated the theory that the more they extended the area of comnetition the better men they would get, and all that was necessary was a fair field and no favour, but there were excep- tional circumstances in the case of Wales, and the cir- cumstances were explained in the resolution. The young Welshman was weighted in the race by reason of the distinct language. Englishmen did not understand that" a Welshman was a Vi eIs]nmm" do what they would—(laughter and applause)—for they generally de- fined a >v eishmau as an Englishman who insisted upon speaking W elsh. (Laughter and hear). That had lately been set torth in the debates in the House of Commons. T I" educational establishments of xreland and Scotland were ncces?ary, and should be supported out of the public funds, but thev refused xr j. Yv ales as a separate nationality, x ct W Wilis a distinct nationality in a sense in which Ireland and Scotland were not. He went on to argue that Irishmen and Scotchmen would be up in arms if their educational advantages were touched, and to show that mere sneers at the 'Welsh language did not do away with the diriiculty, and that nothing that man could do could destroy the Welsh language. ° A VOICE: Question. (Laughter). Mr. MoiWAN That is the question. (Applause). The VOICE The question is Jesus College. (Laugh- ter). ° Mr. MoRSAN contended that he was showing that the young Welshman was unduly weighted because of the language, although if they liked he would admit that it 1 was an evil. It had been said that the Welsh were the worst educated in the world, but it was simply because they had not educational advantages. (Applause) He contended that Welsh students were as bright and as able as others if they had equal advantages, and quoted Dr. Basil Jones, Bishop of St. David's, as a re- presentative Welshman, a liner scholar than whom, perhaps, did not live. He was educated at Shrewsbury School. But then it may be said why not send then- sons to Shrewsbury School. Simply because it was, com- paratively speaking, the rich man's school, costing about £100 yearly. The VOICE Then send them to Abrystwith. (Laughter). Mr. MORGAN went on to show that with their edu- cational disadvantages many Welsh boys could not take open scholarships. He opposed Dr. Harper's plan of attacking the scholarships and throwing them open, be- cause he urged that Jesus College was made for Welsh- men. Now nothing could be more tender than the way it was proposed to deal with the income of the principal and fellows they were to be left alone, but to remedy the evils that existed ten of the twenty Welsh scholar- ships were to be thrown open. He thought that instead of that they could meet the questiun by selling the adowsons or cutting down the incomes of the principal and fellows, but not by touching those scholarships which were sacred to Wales, for if they enlarged the area they of course endangered the chances of the Welsh students. He rejoioed to see so various a gather- ing, and that all were united in doing their best to claim what was really justice to Wales in this matter. The Rev. JOXES DAVIES read a very elaborate and able paper in seconding the motion, but the meeting became impatient at the length, and the Chairman had to remind the rev. gentleman that there were ten speakers to follow him. Mr. J. C. WYNNE EDWARDS, as an old Oxford man spoke of Jesus College as a "deadly lively" affair 40 years ago, and such it remained to this day but whilst claiming justice to Wales they must not seek to do injustice, but remember that two of the best fellowships and eight of the exhibitions belonged to poor French- men in Jersey, &c., and he suggested the alteration of the words" trifling exceptions" to "certain exceptions." This was agreed to and the motion carried. Mr. TowsHEND MAINWARING proposed— That inasmuch as the corporate income of Jesus College is, if regard be had to the small r umber of students, exceedingly large (£12,847 Sis. !Ill,), and that, as the school endowments in the Principality generally are more scanty than in any other district in the kingdom, and consequently the number of alumni entering- the college is small, and their attainments are sometimes unsatisfactory, this meeting is of opinion that the entire income of the Meyrick Trust Fund should be devoted by the Charity Commissioners to the promotion of higher education in Wales by the creation of school exhibi- tions, tenable for three or four years, of £:25 or £;)0 a year each, open to all Welsh boys, in order to enable the most talented youths of the country to maintain themselves at the Grammar Schools, so as to proceed to the university after due preparation, and to fill the college with promising students. He wished means to be given to the farmers to educate their children at middle-class schools, which he thought would be established, other than Grammar Schools. He wished, however, to ask the Dean if it was true that he had agreed to a clause set forth in a circular, signed by Mr. (lee, that all the clerical advantages should be extinguished The DEAN replied that he had all through dealt with that question a3 a Welshman, not as a Church clergy- man. (Much applause). He wished the college to^ie made as useful as possible to the people of Wales as a body. For the past 100 years a large part of the popu- lation had been debarred from going to that college, and a great deal of the intellect of Wales had been lost. They had now as Nonconformists £ 8,000 of the funds open to them, and what he said was that if the Noncon- formists had not had fair play it was for them to ask for all they consider they ought to have, and, speaking parsonally, he showld not oppose them doing so, but should desire them to have whatever was due to them from the college. (Applause). The Rev. Mr. PRICE, of Bangor, seconded the motion, remarking upon the fact that there were only about fifty Welsh students now educated at the college. Archdeacon SMART was sorry to appear to disagree with even the spirit of the resolution, because 110 man felt more anxious for the higher education of tiie boys of Wales than he did, but he felt that the resolu- tion went against their higher education. He wished to see poor parents have a chance of sending their boys to Oxford, but that resolution did not provide for that. He went on to urge that Dr. Harper did not wish one penny of the Meyrick Fund to be abstracted from Wales. (Applause). He proceeded to quote from a pamphlet of Dr. Harper's to that effect. He went on to shew that a-boy could live at home cheaply with his parents whilst attending the Grammar Schools, but what was really wanted was something to keep him at Oxford, and he thought that resolution stopped short of the real thing. (Applause, and cries of no). The debate became at this point most lively and exciting, the various adherents of the views expressed being most earnest but good humoured in supporting the views set forth.. The ARCHDEACON moved t. That it is not expedient to abstract funds for the support of poor Welsh students at Oxford towards their support in grammer schools." Mr. J. C. WYNNE EDWARDS seconded it, and created roars of laughter by saying that he thought the cleverest .i man he knew in all the world was the hon. member for the county, Mr. Osborne Morgan, but ele -er as he vas he defied him to show that they could take a the university and bring it to Denbigh withoub m ib'ng Denbigh richer and Oxford poorer. (Great lAu/tar nlld applause). They could not have their cak mid eat it, and he desired to see the funds spent in more scholarships for poor Welshmen. The Dean of Bangor, Dr. Easterbv, and others took part in a lively debate on the motion and amendment. The He". W. WILLIAMS rector of Holywell, asked why the Meyrick Fand was singled out for the purpose named. The DEAN of Bangor said that it was the only fund available. On going to the vote only 12 voted for the amendment and the resolution was carried by a great majority. It was proposed. by Sir ROBERT CUNLIFPE, Bart., and seconded by Mr. Alderman GEE, mayor of Denbigh, That, if it be considered essential to the welfare of the college to create some open scholarships, this meeting is of opinion that such schohrships should be formed by the suppression of three or more sinecure fellowships and that the larsre income of the principalship (£1,822 lis. 8d ) should be reduced at the next vacancy to £ l,ory) a year, and the surplus applied to the education of poor Welshmen. But, on the motion of Mr. MAINWARING, seconded by Dr. EAbTERBT, it was agreed to leave out all the words vacancy," and thus carried. It was proposed by the Dean or BANGOR, in a brief speech referring to the great struggle some young men had in going to college on account of their means, and seconded by the Rev. D. EVAXS, Aberjele, who referred to himself as a living instance of a Welshman debarred from going to the University because of the hindrances named, That, inasmuch as many Welsh youths are now debarred by limited means from obfc lining an university training, this meeting deems it desirable that education at Jesus College shoulti be made cheaper, by reducing the rent of ro i.ns the tuition fees, and other charges, to the lowest possible amounts, and by devoting a much larger su:n that £:;>;2 93 to the tuition fund out of the corporate incon13; and further- more earnestly asks the University Commissioners to con- siderthe desirability of setting apart an adequate sum out of the College revenues to supply tuition, under the direction of the" Students' Delegacy," for those poor thrifty Welsh stu tents who are obliged to enter the univcr.-itvas Scholciret non Ascripti" without entering any College, and who are as it is certified by authority, "to get through the Odord career for acout a year." It was carried. It was proposed by Mr. P. P. PENNANT and seconded by Archdeacon SMART, and carried That, inasmuch, as the Fellowships hav 15 ceased to be ex- clusively clerical, and have been diminished in onaiber this meeting is of opinion that the larger ecclesiastical patronage of the College is no longer needed, and that it is desirable that the greater part of the advowsong be sold, rnd the proee.-j* of sale devoi d to pro- moting the higher eduction of Wo'shmci. and espe- cially to creating a cert:in number of senior scholarships of the value of £100 a year, tenable for four or the years after the degree, to enable young men to make a st ir; iu a ->ro fessional career. The proposer advocated that the English advovvsons should be sold, as they were the means of taking educated Welshmen to England, whilst the Welsh ad vow-son* kept them m Wales. It was proposed by Mr. WYNNE EDWARDS, and seconded by Air. OWEN OWEXS :— That this meeting is of op'nioa that ah She honours. oSces and advantages of the College should be offered upon equal lprulJ to ail natives of Wales without restriction- aod also that in any reforms that may be a due regard'ouVht to be shown for the design set forth in the Letters Pa'eat which formed its charter, by the words" Ad pavmrui* et i iwia lIJllictorllln sublevalionem." A vote of thanks to the chairman closed the pr Jceed- ings. 1
MOLD. HIGHWAY DISTRICT BOARD,—I. MEETING of this Board was held at the County Hall oa WEDNESDAY last, when there were a large number of the way- wardens of the different townships present. Colonel Cooke presided. Owing to the recent floods several bridges, &c., in the district, were considerably damaged, and it became necessary to have them repaired. Mr. George Bellis, surveyor, attended with plans he had made, at the request of the Board, for the bridge at Padeswood, the estimated cost of which was .£350. The plans were discussed and accepted, but it was deeded not to commence the work until the sprW. Mr. John Lloyd, Alun, proposed that a stone NRCHED bridge be erected at Pentre Cilcen. His motion on being cut to the vote WAS rejected, and it was decided that a wooded one would do, and the snrvevor was instructed to see to the erection of it. The R was directed to write to the Surveyor cf the Lower Kings Ferry turnpike road as to the repair of the road at Wepre. Mr T W Bowdage called the attention of the Board to the damag-e caused by the engine and trucks belong-ing to the Glyn Arthur Quarry, Denbigh, would con- veyed stones for the repair of the roads of the Mold L1 JCAL Board. The damage done was great in some vugnways in the district. It was decided to apply to the owner for .£5 as compensation for the damage done, and if necessary to proceed against him for the payment thereof. The treasurer, Mr. Henderson, National Provincial ■BAN*, reported that several townships had paid the amounts due from them since the last meeting of the Board. The accounts of several waywardens were examined and passed. It was decided to recommend the waywardens of the township in the district of the Board to have the rates collected by the assistent overseer.
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DENBIGH. SCHOOL BOAUD MEETING.—Thursday P Air. T. B. Hyatoa, chairman, Mr. T. 0 W nae Ji:t wards, Mr. J. Harrison Jones, Wh. Humphreys. T.he following busings ^-au- sacredagreed that Mr. Lewis, Henlhin, !) re. quired to allow one of his teachers to assist iu the miant school on two days of the week whilst Miss Jones teaches serving t, Honllaa members^ to decide as to the days. atr. aid.iii'o cffloer applied for an increase o; salary. He now 2s (3d. daUy for five days a week. No increase was made it being considered that the Board ourriit not to increase salaries during t.he present depressed period. In reference to the appointment of a. member to fid the place of the late Mr. N. Roberts the members of the Independent Cnapel to which Mi. Roberts belonged, nominated for the cosskl.>r»- cion of the Board, Mr. Ellis WMiaim, Crown oquaie, Denbigh Mr. Harrison Jones proposed w- °\ seconded the election of Mr. Williams, both speaking of him in the V>h«8t terms as a suitable person for the offi-p. C-ried unanimously. Iu reference to a successor to Mr. Ellis of Love Lane School, who is resigning at Christmas next and expaets to get a pansior. i&was agreed to advertise for a successor, the ure".ant residence being said t.o be on the basement trader the schoolrooms. A discussion on the bye-laws was postponed until next meeting. A loner discussion arose as to whether the Board as the "Local Authority should pass the plans of the national school managers for the enlargement of their schools. It was pointed out on the one hand that the Bo¡¡rti had built Vron Gooh School; for 250 infants and which were nothing like full, there 110 m the scnools and they would not b» ri >ht in recommending that the new infant school was needed and also an advantage to the district when tne 100 scuolars they were proposed to accomodate could be accomodated at the Board School; and by being crieir would esrn a grant which would go to reauce the rate?. On the other hand it was ur ?:id tnat the alterations were not for a separate school, but additional class room and further that if the accomodation was not needed it would be an advantage to the district. Eventually it was agreed to let the matter stand over for a fuller meeting of the members and if the national school managers required a decision at once, they were to bo told that the members present could not concur the recommendation.