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PARISH COUNCIL. A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Monday night. There were present-Mr. T. Howes Roberts (Chairman), Dr. Easterby (Vice Chairman), Messrs. H. A. Cleaver, Robert Jones, J. C. B. Luxmore, J. C. Jones, and T. F. Roberts (Clerk). LIGHTING THE CITY. On the reading of the minutes of the last meeting, the question arose as to the position of the Council in respect to the control of the lighting of the city. It was explained by the Clerk that the Council had taken over the du- ties of Gas Inspectors, and the minutes of the gas and lighting business would have to be kept distinct from the minutes of the Parish Council as such. Dr. Easterby suggested that they might ap- point a Lighting and Watching Committee of the Council, instead of the whole Council act- ing as Gas Inspectors. Mr. Cleaver considered it would be better for them to carry on as they were for a time. He had no doubt that sooner or later the work would be much simplified, so as to be carried on in the usual way by a Committee of the Council. I Mr. R. Jones doubted if they had power un- der the Parochial Government Act to delegate the duties to a Committee. > The matter dropped. THE CAE BRYN FOOTPATH. A letter was read from Mr. Grimsley, Clerk to the District Council, in reply to an applica- tion from this Council that gates be placed at both ends of the Cae Bryn Footpath. The District Council could not accede to the re- quest, because the placing of gates on the path would be an obstruction to foot passengers as well as to other purposes. 11 Mr. Cleaver remarked that it was obstruc- tion they wanted. The Chairman said he tried to explain as graphically as he could to the District Council, how a bull had found its way to this footpath (laughter). Mr. Robert Jones said that what they asked for was a kitch-catch, which would not be an obstruction to foot-passengers, but would pre- vent animals going over the footpath. Could they not appeal to the County Council to com- pel the District Council to place gates on the path. Mr. Cleaver thought they had better make another appeal to the District Council first. On the motion of Mr. Robert Jones, it was resolved that the Clerk write again to the Dis- trict Council to say that they did not ask for gates, but' kitch catches.' And if they thought those would be too expensive, would they place three iron pillars or wooden posts at each end of the path, to prevent animals getting on. DEPOSITING RUBBISH ON THE COMMON. A letter was read from Mrs. Roe, Penybont, asking the Council to do what they could to prevent the annoyance and nuisance caused by the deposition of rubbish in front of her house on the Common, opposite the Deanery. The Chairman said that what was complained of was quite a nuisance. Mr. R. Jones: Who had the 'cheek' to put it there ? I The Chairman said that was what they wanted to find out. There was quite a midden there. Mr. R. Jones said Sergeant Pearson would soon find out. He proposed that the Serjeant I be instructed to make inquiries. ° This was agreed to. Mr. Cleaver called attention to the bad state of the road across the Common near the same spot, which was almost impassable. This state of things had been brought about by the cart- age of stone by the County Council, and by the District Council. The Clerk was instructed to cail the atten- tion of both authorities to the matter, and to acknowledge the receipt of Mrs. Roe's letter, and to inform her that steps would be taken to abate the nuisance she complained of. THE INDIAN FAMINE FUND. The Chairman read a circular letter signed by the Lerd-Lieutenant of the County, the Chairman of the County Council, and the Mayor of Flint, touching the Indian Famine, and ask- ing that funds be opened by all authorities in the county as auxiliaries to the Mansion House Fund. He, however, said that St. Asaph. had done pretty well. They were rather before- hand there, and had made a collection before they were asked. Collections had been made in the Cathedral, and other places of worship in the city, and contributions :d been made privately, and he, in his capacity as Chairman of the Parish Council, had sent the amount of the collection ( £ 37 3s. 9d.). And he thought it was understood by the donors that no further calls would be made upon them. Dr. Easterby said that when the circular wm sent out it was thought that many people may not have had the opportunity to subscribe to this very laudable object, and the opening of funds in the several localities would provide that opportunity. The Chairman said that of course he would be happy to receive subscriptions, and to for- ward them to the proper quarter. On the motion of Mr. Cleaver, it was decided. that a letter be sent to the Lord-Lieutenant, stating the facts of the case at St. Asaph.