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FLINT COUNTY COUNCIL. SHOTTON STRIKE. HIGHER TAXES ON MOTOR TRAFFIC. A quarterly mooting of UM) Flintshire County Council was held at Mold yesterday, Mr Har- greaves presiding- over a laTgo allcndance, Mr Edward Biain, of Consaah's Quay, wae elected alderman in the ptaoe of the late, Mil" P. P. Pennant. On the motion, of Mr H. A. Tilby, it wars de- cided that the oierk of the peace be instructed not to advertise any police vacancies suoh as tho appointment of rtnag'istrates' clerks witholut first submitting the same to the consideration, of tiho Standiiiig Joint Committee. Mr Tilby re- marked1 that the committee had been phic-c-d in an awkward position thrctigh this being done. APPEAL TO THE CHANCELLOR. Mr flugil Peel asked what was being- done in reference to t'he proposal mado to the Chan- cellor of 6he Exchequer for the necessity of all mechanically driven vehicles paying an annual licence which ahould be used for the 11 laintenance of the r-aads, as at present a Threat injustice was inflicted on lceaji ratepayers by the use of these vehicles, the owners of which only paid a regirit.ration fee of JE1 for ail tKne. A great part of the damage to the roads was done by heavy motor traction which was, paying no increased tax, and many of them did not even take out!, their licences in that cosinty. Mr B. P. Burronnghs Fiuggrglei, th.wt the Ijondon and NrM-th-Western- Railway Company should be asfeed to t aire out licencey for their motor vehicles in that district. The question, was referred to a committee. LIGHT RAILWAY SCHEMES. Mr Ca-l-jel Cure, th2' chairman cf t!he Railway and Parhamentary- Ccaiimitit,ce\, repoirted that he had l'eceived no rspiies of a satisfaotory charao- teir in rctferanoa to the akeular letter he had cent round to all ircteretstjd in the light railway scheme. If the people in the district did not wissh to ba helped by the advantages of a light railway in their midst they did not dessrve fur- ther cottiaideratsion. After a tfiwrt diaouission the matter droptwd. A discussion aioso on. the Dyserth and New- market, ligiht railway scheme, and it was tte- cidcd that tho Comncil chould give it their unani- mous support and approach the Board of Trade with a view to tihe-ir w' t.hdmwal oi their claim as to t:hc necessity of erecting- a bridge at New- market. Mccsrn J. Owen Hughcq, Rilsuddlsn, and G. Brookes, Rlhyl, wera appointed Coujicil represen- tatives 011 the CSrwyd and Elwy Fishery Board. Mr J. W. Summers;, M.P., was appointed (Council representative on fu9 Territorial Force Atwocjation. Mr J. Phillips Jones was appointed on t'he Dee Oaneervancy Board. The following renre £ entativ«s were appointoo in the place of the Je.te Mr P. P. Pennant:— The National Muiovni and Library of Wales, Mr Henry Taylor; N,-t.-th Walea Asyluni, Mr F. J. Gamdiffi; the Agricultural!! Committee of the North Wales Co'llege, Colonel Philipts; the County Councils Association;, Mr Hairgraves; iJho RhA. Ofld-Age Pensions Committee, Mr F. J. GaTrlin. Retorence was made by Mr Gamlin to the strike at Shotton. It seemed to him that they art a, County Council should do something to bring about a settlement between the parties con- cerned. He did not blame the employers, because they were evidently doing their best to bring about a settlement, and he was glad to seo Mr Summers present at the meeting that day. He did not know how it could be brought about, but he would propose that the parties concerned in the strike be approached with a view to their ace ptirig the services of Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P., Mr Hargroavei, and Mr Walter Yates as conciliators or intermediaries in this dispute. Mr J. H. Ellis (Rhyl) seconded, and referred to the fact that the closing of the works meant the losa of E6000 a week in wages alone. It would be an appalling disaster not only to the paa"t,ij98 !C<Hic'ea'ai€d 'but to tlie county ^•esnej'.aLly if the works, wore closed altogether. He imdirinpt'Ctod the dispoite was, onct "between the emp'oyerrs and employed but between different trades iwwoins, and he thought if these r-Ac-rntle- meiii cootid exerciee some influence in faeiipiag the parties eoinoexncd to .'Uirive at a eettOemeent th-ey would have eaiuied the gratitude of the county g-etn-ciralily. Mr J. W. Summers, M.P., said he did not witsli to say anything about the merits of tihe CaM., but they as a. firm did not accept the ,rcq)omei.biJ!i-ty of the strike. ai2d no one would be more drfigfiited thcai they if a settlement y. as eotme to. He cÜ'ud assure th.e CounciJ that they would do all they could to hctp to Hus dispute to an end. Mil- Herbert Ijewis, M.P., £,J.id tJiat 110 one would dream of refusing the invitation, to act on a. deputation that had focr its ebjeet the settZe.TiiCnt ç¡f this p-ute. He fcilt sure that their sympathies were with coaeetnnod, and kB onily hesitenev in aecepting the iinvitatioin was that tmiasktd-for intervention wiae not always weJoocme. However, he was sure they w.cltllld do their bast. The motion was unianiimously caa-ried.

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