POINT OF AYR. THE COLLIBES AND THKIB WAGEs.-In the report of the negociationis between the men and masters of the Point of Ayr Collieries for a settlement of the disputes, two errors were made which require oorreoting. The report stated "It was suggested that la. 4d. per ton in addition to tonnage be transferred from Durbog' seam to the three yard seam," should have been la. 4d. per yard," which is only 2d. per ton also, it was said that 5s. 2d. per day was oonsidered the average wage for a good man to make," should be "5s. 2d. a day was oonsidered the wage of an average man."
LLAN ABA. SALS OF Ðown's BUILDINGs.-On Wednes "ay at the Red Lion Inn, Mr Wm. Freeman, auctioneer, Holywell, offered for sale the four freehold houses, &o., known as Bowea's Buildings." There was a fair attendance, and bids advanced to JE170, at which the reserve was deolared at L200. No offer being then made the property was withdrawn. Mr Copa, Holywell, was solicitor for the vendor.
The Pnblic should be on their guard against.. doctored a rv.™ ? there are many in the market. CADBUBY'S n?nfa««i^ln^ ?3utely pure» "tands all tests, the Medical -K^ resa proclaiming its superiority as a niitritious food. It should always litp Pi <?coa must be pure and unadulterated 7r\dLL?A^ni the utmost benefit. The ww nnalHv Perfectly pure Cocoa, of the tee of purity." gutee of purity." name :ADBURY on any paoket TSBBIBM ACCIDBNT is often the result of a slight act of carelessness; theref ore wa cannot guard too much against the habit of treating trifles with contempt. In dealing with our heilth.Jthis is a matter of great importance. Many valuable lives have been prematurely lost through the neglect of a trifling cold or /or want of attention being paid to the most simple of the laws of anitafion. In or^er to keep the body in a robust condition, frequent doses of Holloway'a PiU„ in a robust condition, frequent doses of Hollowayon Pills should be taken; they purify the blood, whilst they clear the system from disease germs. For rheumatics, gout, sick headachei lassitude, liver and stomach disorders, &ci no other wnedy im equal them.
HOLYWELL URBAN COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the above Council was held on Monday last, when there were present Dr Jas. Williams, chairman, Messrs J. Carman, Jos Jone. T. A. Lambert, E. Bryan, J. E. Jones, J. H. Hague, J. W. Bennett, Robt. Richards, E. Foulkes T. H. Waterhouse and Dr. J. Owen Jones.-Clerk, Mr. Robt. Thomas. PBOPOSED BXTBNDBD LIGHTING. At the meeting of the Lighting and Highway Committee, it was reoo x mended to the Council that for the next lighting season two additional lamps be put up—one by the Coach and Horses Inn, Whitford Street, and another by the Upper Brognallt, Holway road. A NEW WATBB SCHEMB. At the meeting of the Drainage, Wat3r and Well Committee, Mr J. W. Bennett intimated tfcals it was his intention at the Council meeting to give notice of motion, that boring operations be oommenoed on Penyball Mountain with a view of obtaining water for the supply of the town by means of windmill pumps.—Owing to the estimates of the year having been approved of, Mr Bennett withdrew his intended notioe of motion for the present. A NEW BRUSH. At the meeting of the Highway Oommittee notioe was given by Mr Bennett of his intention to move that a horse-power brush be provided for the itreeta. A BB-CHBISTBXIJCO. The Highway Committee recommended that per- mission be granted that the Square at the top of High-street be hereafter known as' Viatoria Square.' —The recommendation was adopted. ABANDONED. Mr Bennett drew the attention of the Lighting and Highway Committee Jto the offer made on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee, ten years ago, by Mr Chamberlain to erect two additional gas lamps. He suggested that he be asked to renew his offer and that he be asked what would be the charge for a cluster of incandescent lighti.-Tiis Chairman re- marked that the watchword of the Council had been decided upon for the year, and it was to be' eoonomy' and that they should be contented with necessities and avoid all luxuries. For himself, unless some great advantage to the lighting was to be obtained, he considered they should stick to their watohword. -Mr Bennett said he understood since the oommittee that the offer could not be renewed exoept under certain conditions. Unier the circumstances he would withdraw the proposition. THB WORKMEN'S HOLIDiT. On the recommendation of the Highway Oom- mittee it was deoided to allow the men employed by the Council a holiday and the day's pay on Jubilee-day. THE HEATING or THE TOWN BUILDINGS. The Market Committee reoommended that the Council allow William Matthews who had attended to the heating apparatus during the winter, 2s. a week for 26 weeks. One-fifth to be paid by the Council and four-fifths by the Holywell County School Governors.—Confirmed. JUBILEE CONCESSIONS. The Market Committee recommended that the free uaa of the Assembly Hall be granted the Jubilee Celebration Committee for Jubilee day, also that no charge be made for the use of the Council room and light by the same Committee. STAGE PLAYs AT THE ASSEMBLY HALL. A oommunioation was received from the Clerk to the Couaty Council as to the lioensing of the Assembly Hall for the use of the same for stage plays. Directions were given for application for a license to the County Council. OOICPBTITION IN THB GBOOEBY TBAD J. —INTBBBSTING SBBATB. The Market Committee reported that application had been made by Mr James Jones, Flint, for permission to board up two stalls in the Market Hall, as a look-up shop, and it was reoommended that the application be granted, provided the tenant made good any damage in setting up or taking down the proposed boarding; further that the shop be closed at ten p.m., and that the charge be 3s. per week per stall. Mr J. E. Jones said there was a feeling in the town amongst the tradesmen, that it was not fair that Mr James Jones should have the stalls at such a low figure. The tradesmen paid as much as X40 a year rent for their premises, and rates in addition, particularly the Urban Council rate of 3a. 6d. in the pound. Besides, Mr James Jones would take the ready money and inj ore the trade of the resident tradespeople in the town. The Chairman sail he had some misgivings himsulf. However, itjwas a question for the Counoil. Mr J. E. Jones I would propose that the charge be 108. per stall per week. I do not want to send him away any more than the butchers and the sixpence-half-penny bazaar. Mr Lambert took it that the Council could not refuse to let the stalls. The idea seemed to be to make it so that a man could not take the stalls. He did not think it was a businewlike proceeding. Mr James Jones had a perfect right to take the stalls and the Council did not like to sea the Market Hall empty. It was competition, and competition put tradesmen on their mettle, but to make the charges prohibitive by charging half-a-sovereign a week for a stall, he did not think they had the power to. Mr Waterhouse said they were in that Council not to study the interest of a olass, but of the poor as well as the tradesman. In discussing the matter the committee ascertained that they should get over 116 a year in rent, and the poor people going there for goods would obtain value for their money. Mr Hague They get it everywhere else. Mr J. E. Jones: They do. Mr Waterhouse: A grocer told me that since this man came here, he had been doing a,larger business than ever. It ought not to injure grocers anymore than the other stalls already oooupied injured trades- man in kindred brauohes of the trade. He failed to see why the Council should legislate specially for grocers and not for greengrocers, butchers, and other tradesmen whose same olass of goods were sold in the market by different stall holders. Mr Bryan; I should like to see the market hall full. I would take a stall myself and exhibit goods there if it mightiuoreass the number of people coming to Holywell. Mr Bennett: I would readily take a stall if I could sell my wares there (laughter). Mr Bryan Of course there are two sides to the question. A party may oome to the ball and do a roaring trade for a few weeks or months. I am anxious to keep this E15 that Mr Waterhouse says we should get, and my suggestion is this—I have no desire to refuse Mr Jones having the stalls, but I want a guarantee that he will take the stalli for twelve months. In a few weeks this will be at an end. We must study our tradesmen. What will be the consequence of it P Why, we know very well that the bulk of the customers are in debt; they pay so muoh and run into debt. What is the result ? This man oomes and gets the trade. I don't blame him. The oustomers leave the shopkeepers and with their ready money go the Market-hall shop, and there they will spend their money thus leaving a balanoe at the Holywell grocers' shops they will never be able to wipe off. As a matter of faot I can speak from experience of times gone by, and can prove what I say, and am not speaking at random. If the Council will get a guarantee that the tenancy would be held for twelve months, I feel oerkain that things will find their level in a short time. We shall never got the J616 unless we get the guarantee. Mr Richards: There is ro s ■ -e or reason in proposing to charge 10s. a week tor a stall; when only 3s. a week for other people. Where is the oont-istency ? Mr Foulkes: I think that can be left to the grocers of Holywell; they can take care of them- selves. At that rate you might atop the butohers in the same way. Mr Bryan pressed his proposition for a guarantee for a year's t nancy. Mr Waterhouse said the Council might rest assured the application for a look-up shop would not be made uDlees there was an intention to remain some time in the Market. The Clerk said the rates of charges for stalls were fixed and could not be changed except by notioe of motion to rescind the present scale. The Chairman said Mr J. E. Jones was out of order in making the proposition. Mr Br, an: I propose that we let the stalls to Mr Jas. Jones at the fixed soale of prices on oondition that he gives a guarantee that he will take the stills for a year. If he dofs that the grocerd will cot suffer, but if they are let for a few weeks only, they will suffer. Mr Lambert paid he quite understood Mr Bryan and he agreed they should have some bold upon the tenancy of the stalls, and he should suggest six monthi notico on either side. Mr Bryan I will agree to that, and would add payable in advance. Mr Carman said if the Council passed such an amendment he considered it plaoed the Market Committee in an awkward position. He did not see why they should deil with one tenant differently to another. Of lat3 the Market Hall bad not been paying as well as they should like to see it, and the regular tenants were only too pleased to see other stalll oocupied. He did not see that the Council could consistently alter the present soale. He moved the adoption of the oommittee' reoommendation. Mr R. Richards Mr James Jones is no stranger or foreigner and I cannot see why we should expeot a man to pay six months rent in advance; and further to ask such a thing is a reflection upon the man's character as a tradesman. Mr Foulkes I think that Mr James Jones should thank us for advertising him so muoh (laughter). Mr T. H. Waterhouse: I second Mr Carmans' proposition. Mr Carman moved that the reoommendation be oonfirmed provided the tenancy be terminable at three months' notice.—Mr E, Bryan agreed and seaonded the latter, which was supported by Mr Lambert, and the same wai approved of. THB BOYAL STANDARD. The Town Improvement Oommittee reoommended that a royal standard and flagstaff be obtained for the Town Buildings. Mr Bennett believed L5 would oover the coat. Mr Lambert thought three smaller flags from the top windows would serve the purpose for Jubilee day, Mr Bennett: What, a beautiful town building like this and cannot afford a royal standard that will be always useful. Mr Lambert: Yet, I admit all that, but you see it was not taken into consideration in the estimate (laughter). The Clerk; The Looal Government Board pro- vides that the Council may incur reasonable expense for any celebration of the Jubilee. Mr Waterhouse proposed that the Council sub- scribe towards the nag. Dr Jonea seconded the proposition. Mr Bennett said he did not believe that the Council should be called upon to subscribe for a flag for the town buildings, and which would belong to the town after Jubilee day. Mr Waterhouse: Half a sovereign each would get a good one. Mr J. E. Jones I wont subaoribe to it. Mr Waterhouse: If councillors will not subsoribe. how can we expeot the ratepayers to ooneent to it P Mr. Hague: The Councillors are not ratepayers. Mr Waterhouse: They are the ratepayers' repre- sentatives. Mr Hague: I dont think the Town Buildings would be complete without a flagstaff. I would suggest that it be put down to the construction account and let it be paid for in 30 years (laughter). It was agreed that a flag be obtained at a oost not exceeding fb. and Messrs Carman, Bennett and Hague were formed a sub-oommittee to obtain the same. THB HAOXNBY CARRIAGE BY-LAWS. In reply to Mr Hague, the Clerk stated that the Hackney carriage by-laws were in full force, with the result that Beven applications and licenses were made on Saturday last and several since. THB COST OF THE WOBKINGKBN'S CLUBBOOJF. VALUE FOB HONHY." Mr Waterhouse requested that a debit and credit ctatsment of the Ellis Eyton Fund account of the Workingmen's Clubhouse, for the benefit of the Council and the satiafaotion of the publio.-The Clerk stated he had pleasure in oomplying with the request as in some quarters there eeemed to be some doubt as to whether the amount of money received by the gift of Mr P. Ellis Eyton, had been properly expended on the Workingmen's Clubroom. He would not venture of his own knowledge to judge whether that building was worth the money or not, so he bad obtained the services of a practical man, Mr Riohard Jones, builder, to look at the room as it stood making no allowance for the room above and to add to it a roof of the same oharaoter as the other part of the building. The report stated the Workingmen's Clubroom, built separately to size and oharacter of present buildings would cost at least L360, exolusiveof site which measured 70 yards superfioially. He (the Clerk) had since written to the Architect and builder and that morning had received telegrams stating that the estimate made was "near the mark." The property measured 864 square yardq. and was purchased for t95O. Taking Mr Jones' statement itiat ibc area ol I the clubhouse was 70 square yards, the proportion of the oost of the site on the gross money paid was j676 19s. 4d., but there was the further view to be taken that the site was fronting High-street, and consequently was really worth double the sum per yard of the land at the rear. If those figures were correct, the Council dealt very liberally with the Workingmen's Olubroom, for the reason that the amount actually received was only f336 19s. Od, including what interest had aoorued up to the time it was transferred to the construction aooount. Mr Waterhouse said it was very pleasant to satisfy themselves who were the trustees of the money, but they had also to satisfy the publio. He considered that a detailed statement should be made, the frontage measured and valaed. The site as stated by the Clerk, was worth f,76 19s. 4d., leaving 1260 for building that small place. He left it there, and it would be for the publio to accept the state- ment. If they did so, well and good but if not, they were quite at liberty to criticise it. Mr Lambert considered that from the statement submitted (In good authority they ought to be satisfied, and the publio should appreciate that they had got all they ought to have. Mr Riohards said it was a proper question to be cleared up. He had heard it said dozens of times that the Council had got enough money at their backs from the Ellis Eyton's gift to furnish that room. The matter then dropped. nouall NUMBERING. In reply to Mr Waterhouse, the Clerk said that arrangements were proceeding for the numbering of the houses. THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON OHABITIBS. The appointment of representatives of the Council on the Joint Committee on Charities was introduced by Mr Waterhouse, and the Chairman, Messrs J. Carman, T. A. Lambert, T. H. Waterhouse, and the Clerk, were appointed to represent the Council. NEW BUILDINGS. Plans of new buildings in High-street, about to be erected by Mr Sl. Jones, were submitted, and sub- ject to the approval of the Medioal Offioer and Surveyor, were approved of.
GREFINFIELD. THB NATIONAL SCHOOLS.—The Brynoelyn National Schools were re-opened on Monday last after having been closed for some weeks owing to an out-break of diphtheria in the district, which has now happily diewdt. 0 1
COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS' MEETING. A meeting of the Holywell County School Governors was held on Monday afternoon, when there were present: Messrs S. K. Muspratt (chairman), P. Harding Roberts, W. Jones, E. Bryan, Peter Jones, Rev. D. Oliver.-Clerk, Mr F. Llewellyn Jones. A 'SPAR' OVER A TEACHER' 19 SALARY. The question of the salary of the eeoond assistant master was disoussed. The Clerk at the last meeting had been requested to make arrangements with the two assistant teachers appointed. He announced that he had not done so, as he did not think it was the sort of duty for the Clerk to undertake. He had mentioned the matter at the School Management Com- mittee. and they had made a reoommendation- the second assistant master at the rate of £ 65, and the assistant mistress L60, a year. Mr W. Jones said one of the teachers was in the employ of the school until the middle of the present term, and was paid at a certain rate of salary. He resigned voluntarily. Now he. applied for an increased salary. The Clerk said the salary would date from the appointment made on the 15th May. Mr Wm. Jones: The Headmaster illegally made the appointment. Mr J. 0. Davies: I beg your pardon, I never did such a thing. The Chairman: The appointment was con- firmed by the Governors with the Headmaster. He aoted in an emergency, and it is not justifi- able to say that he was illegally appointed. Mr Peter Jones said he could not see that they could go from their appointment at the salary asked. Mr W. Jones and the Rev D. Oliver objected to the increased salary. Mr Bryan said when the Management Com- mittee made the reoommendation for the appoint- ment, not a word was said against the salary, but immediately the appointment had been made by the Governors the objection was raised. Had the other candidate been appointed not one word would have been said. He moved that the salary applied for he granted. Mr P. Jones seconded. Mr W. Jones moved an amendment that the salary be the same as at the beginning of the term. The Rev. D. Oliver seconded the amendment. Mr Harding Roberts said he was undeoided, and wished to know was it within the know- ledge of the assistant master that the question of salary had not been settled, and that he was prepared to accept the salary that the Governors resolved upon. If that was so there was no implied acceptance. The Clerk replied that the appointment had been intimated and there was implied acceptance at the salary applied for, and the Governors were legally liable. The amendment was put to the vote and three Governors supported it, and three against, the Chairman gave his casting vote against the amendment. The Chairman: 1 now put it as a substantive motion. Mr W. Jones: What necessity is there for this ? You have carried your resolution by the casting vote. The Chairman: It is now a substantive motion. Mr W. Jones: I wont have it. I voted against it. If you are satisfied with your resolution let it remain so. The Clerk: The original motion is now put up. Mr W. Jones: No necessity. Mr Bryan: I appeal to the Chairman; he can rule the meeting. The Chairman: I rule it certainly. Three voted for the substantive motion which was declared carried. THE GIRLS SPORTS. Upon the recommendation of the School Management Committed1 t5 were allowed for the necessaries for the games for the girls' department. THB PRIZE DAY. It was stated that as the report of the examiner of the school could not be received during the present term it had been necessary to postpose the prize day until Christmas, when it was proposed by the Headmaster to have a concert or entertainment to olose the term. SCHOLARSHIPS AND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. The School Management Committee proposed to award the scholarships at the end of the present term, and suggested a small sub- committee of the School Management Committee and suoh other members as the Governors may deoide to add.—The Rev D. Oliver thought the question of the scholarships ought to be brought more prominently before the notice of the elementary schools, and the Governors should do something to rouse the interest of the soholars towards the gaining of the scholarships offered. There was a certain amount of detail to be arranged, and he suggested the formation of a joint Committee of Governors and masters of elementary schools to discuss the whole question.—The suggestion was agreed to, and the Clerk was directed to convene the meeting on Saturday morning the 26th instant. AN APOLOGY ASKED FOR. At the close of the meeting Mr J. C. Davies, the headmaster said, I think it very wrong of Mr Jones to hurl charges against me, and I think he should substantiate the charge .or apologise. Mr W. Jones: I will substantiate it in a moment. Mr Davies: Let it be done. Mr W. Jones: If Mr Davies will admit this muoh, that he said at the last meeting that he appointed Mr Pierce in the first instance. Mr Davies: I am not so ignorant of my privileges and duties to say publicly that I appointed anyone I can ask anyone to help me in the school, but it is a question for the Governors whether they will recognise what I do or not. Mr Jones: You have no right to make an appointment. Mr Davies: Certainly not, but I can ask you to accept a teacher I might approve of and get to help me. Mr W. Jones: That is quite a different thing to making an appointment. Mr Davies: I never made an appointment. Mr Jones: The papers said that you did, say so. Mr Davies: Then it is a mis-report. Mr Jones: Very good, that clears the business correctly. The Chairman: The business is over. Mr Jones: I am going to prove that Mr Davies has no right to make the appointment. The Chairman: That question has been settled. Mr Davies is absolved by the aotion of the School Management Oommittee.
BRYNFORD. CHXTBCH ANNIVSBSABY.—The anniversary of Bryn- ford Church will be held on Sunday and Monday, July 11th and 12th. The annual tea party is fixed for Wednesday, July 14th. OONFIBMATION SBBVTCB.—On Tuesday afternoon the Lord Bishop of the Diocese held a service of Confirmation at the Parish Church. The candidates were preseated to his lordship by the Rector, the Rev. Wm. Jones. After the service the candidates and the church choir were entertained to tea at the Rectory. The candidates numbered 41, of which 38 were from Brynford, and the remainder from Yeoeifiog and Bodfari. The church was crowded at the interesting ceremony. APPROACHING COUNTY COUNCIL ELEcrION. At the meeting of the Flintshire County Council on Wednesday last, at Flint, as stated in the report of the proceedings, the Brynford Division was formally declared vacant, by reason of the non-attendanoe of the representative* Mr H. T, Smith, of Southport, lata of Holywell, during the necessary period. Notices have accordingly been issued by the Returning Officer (Mr T. T. Kelly, Clerk to the County Counoil), of an election to fill the casual vaoanoy. Nominations will close on Friday next, at five o'olook, and will be received by Mr John Marsden, Assistant Overseer, Whitford-street, Holywell. On Saturday, from two to four o'olook, the Returning Officer will sit at the Court House, Holywell, to receive objeotions to the nominations, and the polling (if any) will take place on the following Saturday, the 26th inst. Several probable candidates for the honour of praotioally being the first representative of the new parish of Brynford, are spoken of, and even so early, canvassing is busily going on. PARISH COUNCIL MEETING, The monthly meeting of the Parish Oounoil was held on Tuesday evening last, at the Brynford National Sohool, when there were present-Messrs Samuel Jones (chairman), Peter Griffiths, Llewelyn Jones, Edward Hughes, Riohard Jones, Benjamin Prioe, Thomas Jones; olerk-Mr John Marsden. THE JUBILEE CELEBRATION. The Chairman referring to the matter of the Diamond Jubilee celebration, said he was under the impression at the last meeting that the Rector bad received due notioe of the meeting. Since then he had ascertained he was incorrect in making that statement, and he regretted having made the remarks he did.—Mr Edward Hughes said it was unfortunate that the Council had so readily accepted the state- ments, as the faot was the notioe was sent on June 7th and not on the Saturday previous, and at the time it was received at the Rectory, the Reotor was absent from home in South Wales. He believed that the Rector felt aggrieved that the Council had regarded his action in such a light. It was not the policy of the Reator to objoot to co-operate with the Pariah Council. Had he been invitod he would have been ready to act with the Oounoil.-The Chairman said there had been some misoonception on the matter owing to certain arrangements not having been carried out.—Mr Llenr. Jones said he regretted that the remarks bad been made, and he could only say thit they had bean led slightly astray.—The Chairman suggested that the resolution of the last meeting to rescinded as it was incorrect, and he believed that such a proceeding on the part of the Council would be acceptable and remove any feeling of ill-wiil towards the Council. The suggestion was agreed to, and it was also deoided that the decision expressing the regret of the Council to the Rector be communicated personally by the Chairman and I the Clerk. WATER SUPPLIES AND THEIR PROTECTION. In regard to the draw wells on Penyball, reported to the Rural District Council as in an unsatisfactory condition, a communication was received from the Clerk to the Rural District Counoil, stating that no complaint bad previously been made, and any work oairied out would be a charge upon tbe distriot. To this latter statement the Counoil demurred, and con- tended that considering what they received from the sanitary rate paid by the parish they were entitled to some benefit. The draw well was on the common and had been built by the Duke of Westminster. Mr Llew. Jones said the well only required protect- ing for public safety.—The Clerk was requested to make further enquiries into the matter. A BHASONABLE REQUBST. Mr Riohard Jones (Dorwen Cottage), asked that the Council make application to the rxoad mistieas of the Holywell district, for a wall letter box for the neighbourhood surrounding Derwen.- The Chairman said it was a very reasonable request as it would serve the convenience of a great number of people.—Mr Jones said there was a suitable spot on the road side wall.—The Clerk was requested to make the application, CAUSES OF REDUOBD VALUE. Mr Edward Hughes asked how was the reduced rateable value of the Pariah acoouutei for. He notioed it was now some X300 lesil than formerly.— The Clerk replied that the closing of Milwr Mine was the principal oause of the reduced rateable value.
HOLYWELL IURÁL DISTRICT COUNCIL. j At the fortnightly meeting of the above Council ] 011 Friday last, there were pr^nt —Me ?sra laaao j Hogbes (chairman), W. C. Pickering, 0. J. Batters, I Roberts, Edw. Evacs, Wm. Thomas, Robert Ufflhams, Thcs. Humphrey", W. Astbury, J. Prioe, EST, W. WilHams olerk-Mr P. Harding Roberts Mr J. P. Jones, Hely well- mi JtgMtSBQ OF GWGRLTULATSD29 TO ssk WA^BSTT mil Qumw. the dgaft of the illuminated address to Her Bttjmto the Queen as drawn out by the Chairman of The Oouaoil, the Chairman of the Board oi Gwwdiafcs, Mr Pickering, and the Clerk was read and approvod of. The address was as follnws: "To Her Meat Gracious Majesty the Queen. May it please your Majesty, we, the Chairmen and eoturoillors of the Holywell Raral District Council, afed members of the Board of Guardians of the Holywall Union, in the County of Fliot, venture to ttpproaoh your Majesty with the expression of oar foyttl and hearty congratulations upon the attainment of the fiOtk year of your Majesty's reign. We feel deeply sensible-of the wire and beneficient manner in wbteh year Majesty has always preside lover the affairs of your Empire and the general prosperity mioy,ed by alt olacsss of your Majesty's subjects sfnoe yoar Majesty's accession to the throne. We are also mindful of the great advancement made in the amelioration of the wants of the poor and of the matidutory development of sanitary science during 7.. Majesty's auspicious reign. We earnestly Imy that your Majesty may long be spared to rule over your loyal subjects, and that Almighty God may stia vonchaafe a oontinaanoe of those Heavenly blessiBgs which have so long and abundantly been gmated to your Majesty. In token whereof the Mais of the Roral Diitriot Council and the Board of Guardians were hereunto affixed this 11th day of Jane, 1897.—Isaac Hughes, (chairman of fehe Rnral Distriet Council); Wm. Thomas, (chairman of the Board of Gnardians)." THB WATER STAWDPIPE". Enamel plates warning persons against interference the btauadpipes of the Mostyn and Bagillt water Itfppfiee were aocepted at prioee stated. JIOBD SUBVBYOfi'S SALARY. Ike Olerk intimated that he bai received a com- aacioation from the Mold Surveyor, stating that it was his intention to apply for an inoreate of salary. BRIPGB 0VHB TIlE ALYN. A letter was received from the Mold Parish Council, calling attention to the condition of the footbridge over the River Alyn, and suggesting that the same be senewed by the Distriot Counsil.-The matter was referred to the Surveyor for inquiry as to cost of renewing the bridge. TUII TAXATION OF CYCLISTS. The Ashboarne Rural Distriot Council forwarded a fo,. of petition suggetting the taxation of oyolists, and poiabng out that as under the Local Government Act, 1894, the duty of maintaining highways was placed upon Rural Distriot Councils, it was only eqaitable that cyclists should contribute to the expense of the maintenance of highways, and that legislation should be promoted with the view t-) the taxing of eyelist-, such taxation to be devoted t3 tie maintenance of highways in rural diatricta.-The Rev. Wafrkin Williams said he thought oyolists saved the voade rather than damaged them. They were net injurious like easriage wheels. He was not waltoot taxing them for all that (langhter).—Mr nekering: I would tax every oyolist that rides for pleunre, but not for trade purposes; they are a perieot nnisance for hetsee. Treat all alike, lady and gtfatlemen oyelists.—Mr Wm. Thomas: Have we any oyolists on the Coaneil P-Mr Piokeriag I dont think there are. Cycling will spoif the breed of I hoaSes.—Mr Wm. Thomas: Bioyoles have only india-rubber tyres and do not damage the road.— The Chairman: I notice that oyolists demand good Mads; they report and call attention to the oondition of roadl.—Mr Wm. Thomai: Let oyolists take the roads ais they are and ida-s over the proposed petition (laughter).—The petition was allowed to lio on the table. BRYNOELYN BOAD. The complaint of the Holywell Parish Council of the oondition of the road from Brynoelyn to Spring Bank, whieh it was said had been referred te the District Council on three occagionr, was submitted. It was pointed out that if the road had been inter. Arced with by the Surveyor in the course of repairs to the Bryneelyn road, it was only right that the damage should be made good. With tbii intention h was decided t, refer the complaint to the Surveyor for his report.—The Clerk pointed out that the road was private, and in regard to the previous oom- plaiqts on each occasion a reply was forwarded. 6QUEBE COOKfl'S Oirif DHCLIWBP. The Olerk reported that the Committee M appointed made an inspsotion of the road in the parish of Northop, in connection with which Squire Cooke, of Gwysaney, had offered, as a Jubilee gift, land adjoining the road, for the purpose of widening the same. The Committee resolved after careful iaapei&on and consideration, that a letter be sent to Sqnire Cooke thanking him for his offer, and stating that considering the importance of the work and the great expense it would entail, the Committee could not recommend the Council to entertain the question of widening the road. The recommendation of the committee was adopted. BAGILLT AND GRARNFIRLD. The Inspector reported that the plans of the new infant school conoe ted with the Bagillt National Schools, showed satisfactory sanitary arrangements, and recommended their approval.-No fresh cases of diphtheria had been notified from Bagillt or Greenfield. THE PLANS OF BUILDING*. The Inspector reported that he had written to Mr J. B. Feilding, agent to the Earl of Denbigh, reqnrating plans of the houses at Limebanjk. In reply he received a letter in which Mr Feilding said the application much surprised him, a* he bad never been isformed that the Council required plans. If anch was the case the Irupeotor could have asked for plana as the cottages had been in course of erection for the laatsix months. They were not new erections but the cooveTtion of the old Limebauk Sohooi into dwelling house*. In a further letter Mr Feilding expressed surprise that Mr Pickering had net asked for the plans.—Mr Picketing said he didot see why Mr Peilding should expect him to teach him his datiee. He was not aware tthat it was ths, duty of any District Councillor to call attention to snch natters.—fir Humphreys said the by-laws were more applied to large urbaTX distriots than to rural ones,-The Clerk Perhaps that will ohiefly explain why the Council has not been so energetic in I eaforoing the by-laws. THB TAXATION OF aBOUND BBNTS. The Rhymny Rural Distriat Council forwarded a memorial in favour of the assessment for looal rating purposes of ground rent-, royalties, &o., suggesting ita adoption.—Mr Astbury I should support that memorial.—Mr Pickeriog said they would find that ground landlords give land at a low figure to enable capitalists to made something oat of their money. If the memorial proposed legislation he would sug&ett that it be treated the same as the bioyole petwion—left to lie on the table.—Mr Astbury I think we should take up botb.-The Chairman The better plan would be to defer it and consider it at the next meeting.—Mr Astbary: It ought to have been entertained Joars ago. I make the proposition that ..e support it. No seconder being forthcoming Mr Astbury said Well, I will propoee that it be deferred for a fortnight (laughter).—The Chairman I think it will be better to do so.—Mr Astbury: I will find a seconder by theu (laughter). PAROCHIAL COMMITTEE YfOBX. A reqaest for a Parochial Committee was made by the Holywell Parish Counoil to consider various matters.—The Clerk was requested to enquire what the matters were, upon which the committee was desired. BRYNFORD PARISH. • J.. The Brynford Parish Council made complaint of the unprotected state of the draw wells in the parish ud particularly of one on the top of Penybali. it was stated that no complaints had been made. Upon the ouggestion of the Clerk it was decided that the Parish Council be requested to carry out the necessary work at once —Upon request a Parochial Committee was formed of the two rural ooancillers and the parish counc illors appointed by the Parish cd. PARISH OOtTNCILLOBfl AND UNCALLED FOB BEXABXN. The ChaicmSa drew attention to the Holywell and Brynford Parish Councils making uncalled for re- marks. They had many intelligent Parish Councils but with Holywell and Brynford they were alwaya it bHfjftle—influUing them leyel entattgfaiag anything they send ti the District Council. They oonsiderei that the District Council were trying to cut their throats. Tbeie remarks wera very uncalled for when the Distriot Council were tryiog their utmost to fulfil their duties and act impartially towards everyone. He could not understand why the two oounoils should be against them.—The Clerk said he was not aware of any complaint within the district oomprising 19 parishss, that had been made that did not reoeive from the Distriot Council a oonrtsous answer. If a complaint was made and oonohed in ooarteous terms, the matters referred tg were favourably oonsidered and invariably a reply was sent without a day's delay.—Mr Humphreys Daring the time I have been on this Council every- thing that has been brought forward has been investigated thoroughly. I see no fault here, and I have told the Parish Council so. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The Board of Guardians met on Friday last, when there were present—Mr Wm. Thomas (chairman), Messrs J. Prince, W. H. Lloyd, John Roberta D. Price, and the Distriot Councillors; clerk-Mr P. Harding Roberts. TH13 HOUSB. The Master's Journal showed that the number of inmates ia the Honse last Board-day was 165 admitted since, 9; discharged, 10 death, 1; number remaining, 163. During the fortnight 116 vagrants bad been relieved as compared with 99 during the corresponding period last year. VISITING 00M3CITTBB. Mr Iaaao Hughes reported that the Visiting Oom. mittee bad that morning met and oonsidered the question of the proposed cottage home for the accommodation of the ohildren as suggested by Mr Biroham, Poor Law Inspeotor, and had made arrangements which would be further reported upon. TBU DETAILS Of TUft BLUB BOOK. It was stated that the column in the Blue Book giving the state of health of the persons in the Mold distriot in receipt of relief at the end of the year would be blank owing to the report* not having been made by the Medical Officer, Dr. Williams, of Mold. Correspondence on the matter was read. A letter from Dr; Williams stated that he had sent in the report. periodically aad he could not nnd any article in the Poor Law Orders directing the filling up of reports to make up the Blue Book.—The Clerk in reply wrote expressing regret that thi reports were not made for the Moll distriot, as for other distriots. Though it was not in the orders yet there were often duties performed beyond the strict limits laid down in the orders. -,Mr Wm. Astbury said he was very much surprised to hear the letter from Dr. Williams as he was the gentleman who asked him to make the alterations ia the Blue Book. THB WOBXHOUSB FOOD. A petition was reseirei from the Colthester Union for adoption, advocating that a cerUia amount of discretion should be granted in the dietary to prevent the waste which was now caused in Work. honses by stated quantities having to be supplied to each inmate. It was pointed out io the disoussion that the same amount was given to each one whether they could eat it or not, and though some could eat more and received portions from their neighbour at ,the table, etill the eiok and children were not always able to consume the fall quantity.—The Chairman thought the discretion should be with the Master.— The petition was adopted. FINANOH. The financial statement shewed a balanoe in hand of L603 cheques were required for X476, leaving a balanoe remaining of L127.
HALKYN Prinoet-i3 Adolphm of Teck gave birth to a daughter at White Lodge, on Saturday evening. Both Prinoess Adolphus and the infant Princess ara doing well. A marriage has been arranged between the Hon. Maud Grcsvenor, eldest daughter of Lord and Lady Ebury, and Maurice, youngest son of the Hon. Pasooe and Mrs Glyn.
IOTHSYOAE. FuirrssrsH AND DBKBXOHKHIBH CONGBKOATIONAL AsBoMATION.-The quarterly meetings of the above association were held at Rhesyca^, on Wednesday, and are continued to-day (Thursday). The com- mittee meetings were held on Wednesday morning, and was followed by the general meeting of the assooiation which continued the remainder of the morning and during the afternoon. The subject under discussion was Luke xv. The Rev R. Roberts, Rhoa, spoke upon 4 The lost sheep'; Rev 8 Thomas, Newmarket, The shepherd the Rev D. Oliver, Holywell, on The lost piece of silver Dr. E. Pan Jones, Mostyn, on Its recovery'; Rev Jas. Charles, on I The succeeding joy'; Rev R. Williams (Hwfa Mon), On The youngest son leaving home'; Rev T. E. Thomas, C.edpoeth, on 'His return'; Rev T. Roberts, Mold, on4 The disposition of the oldest brother.' The preaoherg at the services were the Revs R. Rees. Alltwon 1. 0. Evans, AmonforJ 0. Adams, B.A., and O. L. Roberts, Liverpool. I
ST. ABAPH. A marriage has beea arranged, and will take place at the end of July, betwean Colonel 0. H. Gardner, late Suffolk Regiment, and Eleanor Mary, eldest daughter of Mr F. L. HeatoD, St. Asaph. ORDINATIOlq.-The Bishop of Chester held an ordination in Chester Cathedral on Sunday, when the following was ordained Deacon J. 0. Du Buieaon, M.A., of Magdalen College, Oxford, and Cuddeson College, Oxford, (on letters dis- missory from the Bishop of St. Asaph). There was no ordination at St. Asaph Cathedtal. A FATAL FALL.—Late on Friday evening Thomas Soarbrook, for many years coachman to Mr J. Bibby, Fachwen Hall, met with a fatal accident on the Waen Goleugoed road. On the evening in question he had ocoasion to vitit the city on horseback, and was then, to all appearances, in his usual health. On his way home the deceased was met by a gentleman eyclitt, who, hearing some peculiar noise, turned round, and found the deceased had fallen from the horse, and was lying on the roadside. Medical assistance was at onoe procured, Drs. Heaton and Lloyd being in attendance a few minuted afterwards, but found life to be extinct. At the inquest on Monday medical testimony shewed that deceased had an apopleotia seizure before he fell from the horte.
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MOLD. Colonel B. G. Davies-Cooke, who has retired from the command of the 2nd Y.B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers has been summoned to attend Her Majesty the Queen as aide-de-camp on the 22nd met.
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BAGILLT. EBENBZBB CHAPEI,—On Saturday and Sunday last the annual preaching meetings were held, the special preachers were the Rev. E. Mostyn Jones, Meifod, and Mr W. Roberts, Maentwrog. SALE OF WoEa.-On Wednesday, a sale of work was opened at the Pavilion in aid of the English Congregational Chapel. Mrs Ishmael Jones, Tre- lawny Towers, Flint, performed tha opening cere- mony. There was a large assortment of work, which the ladies sewing class had prepared for the sale. The sale of work ia continued to-day (Thurs- day). Musio was provided at intervals. OBDINATION OF Ms. R. A. THOMAS, B.A.—At the ordication service at Chester Cathedral on Sunday last, the Bishop of Chester ordained Mr R. A. Thomas, B.A., of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and licensed bvn as assistant chaplain of the Chester Dioceeau Training College. The Rev. R. A. Thomas is the younger brother of the Rev. J. D. Thomas, M.A., Yice-Principal of Winchester College, and of Mr O. A. fhomas, headmaster of Bagillt National Schools. ACCIDENTS AT THE COLLIERY.-On Taesday two accidents occurred at Bettisfioid Colliery, one was suu.tnvha1; severe, the sufferer being John Jones, of Albert row, Penytnaes. While he was working at the face of the coal, a fall of stone crushed his left foot, necessitating the amputation of one of the small toes, and also severely cutting a deep incised wound on the back of the foot. Dr. Hamlet Davies, the medical officer for the oolliery, a'tended to the injured man, and performed the operation of amputating the injured limb.—John Hughes, Bagillt, another collier, ustained a severe scalp wound. s
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