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DISTRICT COUNCILS. I WIRRAL. I A meeting of this Council was held on Monday I at Birkenhead, the chairman (Mr. T. Davies) pre- I siding. UNCERTAINTY OF ARBITRATION. I Mr. Charles E. Linaker, arbitrator appointed to settle the amount to be paid by the Council as compensation for damage caused by the carry- ing of a æwer through certain land, awarded JB8. 9s. 6d., and further ordered the Council to pay the costo. The Chairman pointed out that that demon- strated the glorious uncertainty of arbitration. The claim in this case was for J640. and the arbitrator had awarded JB8. But the Council had to pay the expenses. Mr. Priest (engineer) said it was unfortunate the Council had to pay the costs, because they would have to pay about as much as was asked. That, however, did not really matter, because if they had paid JB40 in this case they would have had to pay five times as much in other cases. It was far better to pay L30 or J340 now and then than to settle at a ridiculous cost. He did not wish to set himself against the opinion of solicitors, but he thought they should make a definite offer in other cases. If they did that he did not think the arbitrator would award costs against them. They got. out very well on all the cases they had fought. In seven miles of the Fender Valley scheme they had only one case sent to arbitra- tion, and -that they had won. CARRIAGES AT HOOTON RACES. I A letter was received from the Chief Constable (Colonel Hamersley), intimating that at the last Hooton Races it was considered that there were too many vehicles plying for hire to the course, and that half the number would have been sufficient. A member stated that the carriages came as early as three o'clock in the morning, and Mr. Latham said they were there practically all night. At the last Races they were going backwards and forwards with nobody in them. The Council decided to call the attention of the inspector of cabs to the subject and to recommend that in order to reduce the number the Liverpool vehicles should not be licensed in the future. I HESWALL LIGHTING. The Local liovernment Board wrote enclosing a oopy of a letter which they had addressed to the Heswall Parish Council, pointing out that if they had properly adopted the Lighting and Watching Act it was competent for them to proceed with the lighting after obtaining the authority of a parish meeting. The Local Government Board pointed out to the Parish Council that the District Council had urban powers in the matter, and they suggested they should communicate with the District Council on the subject. Mr. Ledsom said the Heswall people wanted the District Council to give way to the Parish Council in the matter. It was decided to withdraw the District Council's urba.n powers in this respect and allow the Parish Council to proceed with the work. I NO UNEMPLOYED. A letter was read from Mr. Potts, clerk to the County Council, asking if there were any unem- ploved in the- district. The Chairman said there were no unemployed in the district- Mr. T"Posom: The conditions are normal. Mr. Latham: We have plenty in the workhouse. There a-re,, however, no unemployed in our district we. have had these sewage schemes. Mr. Dousrlas: It seems to me they are organising the unemployed now, and it is a very bad thing. The matter then dropped. ELLESMERE PORT URBAN. The monthly meeting was held on Monday. Mr. Stockton presided. Owing to Mr. Hoult's holding a. political meeting here on the same even- ing the attendance of members was thin. As requested, the Clerk read a statement shewing ;he cost of making King-street, and the time for the p"Operty owners' paying their nrst instalment ? v?M Sxed.—Mr. Dobbing, Eiard-street, wrote, stating THAT his SEN, when going an errand, foil over a manhole in the new street now being made. There wa.- no light fixed by the contractor to warn pede-striais. Trie boy had severely cut his neck, which necessitated surgical attention, and he ASKED for compensation.— The Council denied liability. Th« Chairman again drew attention to the railway crossing. He know a man who had U.MJRI kept there a considerable time owing to the gates heirg coscd, and the delay resulted in a considerable loss to him. Mr. Thorne had acknowledged their last communication. In an earlier letter he had spoken of making alterations at the crossing, and he suggested that the Council should demand something more definite. This tho Council unanimously decided to do. and in the event of continued inaction the Council resolved that at the next meeting they would approach- a, higher power.—A specimen of the recent water supplied by the West Cheshire Water Company was handed round the table. The councillors thought it was unnecessary, as they WCOf well aware of the state of the water.— The Surveyor stated that the mains used to be regularly-flushed, but under the new management that practice had ceased, hence the impurity of the water.-The Council agreed to send another strongly worded complaint to the water company. —The Committee appointed to deal with the slaughter-house difficulty presented their report, which shewed that a suitable building might be rented at Whitby for that purpose. The rent asked was 10S. a week, and it would require JE50 to make the alterations necessary.—The Council decided not to go on with the matter.

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