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RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE monthly meeting of the above council was held on Monday. Mr Owen Williams presided, and the other members present were, Messrs. E. T. Jones, E. R. Evans, E. Powell Jones, Edward Jones, John Roberts, Isaac Wynne, John Williams (Llanrhaidr), John Williams (Llanfair), Henry Williams, Gomer Roberts, Thomas Jones, Isaac Daniel, John Worthing- ton, E. Rogers Jones, Thomas Jones (Llanfer- res) Rev. William Richards, Robert Jones (Gyflylliog), with the clerk (Mr. R. H. Roberts) the Medical Officer (Dr. J. M. Hughes), and the two surveyors (Messrs. Ebenezer Evans, and William Jones). MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Medical Officer, in his monthly report said that the sanitary arrangements of the fol- lowing places were in a deplorable state—Drws y Nant, Llanfair, Llanbedr Hall Farmyard, Llanbedr Lower Lodge, Pontfaen Almshouses, Gyffylliog, and Jesus Chapel, Llanfair, it being stated that the nuisance at the latter place was caused by the proximity of a cow house. Mr. John Roberts said that a small sum of money was paid annually to the rector for holding services at Jesus Chapel, Llanfair, but only two or three persons attended. It was decided to issue the usual notices. TIPPING SOIL AT EYARTH. A letter was read from the London and North Western Railway Company, stating that no more tipping would be done on the land ad- joining the river at Eyarth. The Council had written to the company^cal- ling their attention to the serious obstruction caused in the river by the refuse tipped into it. PEN-Y-BRYN BACH. Messrs. Parry Jones and Francis, Denbigh wrote stating that the heavy expense which he would be obliged to undergo in putting the above place in such a state of repair as would meet with the requirements of the Council, compelled the owner of the estate to let it tum- ble down, as the interest on the outlay would not be sufficient to recompense him. RUTHIN GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Mr. Henry Williams proposed the following resolution That this Council, representing 15 parishes within the Ruthin district under the Denbighshire Intermediate Education Scheme, having a population of 8,140, begs to urge upon the Charity Commissioners that unless the pre- sent Ruthin Grammar school can be forthwith transferred to the CountyGoverning Body of this county under the Intermediate Education Act, no further time should be lost in carrying out such steps as shall enable the County Govern- ing Body to proceed to carry out their plans to purchase Brynhyfryd, and thereby provide for the Ruthin district at Ruthin an efficient Boys' and Girls Intermediate School.' In support of his motion, Mr. Williams said that a few days ago, an Assistant Charity Com- missioner came down to Ruthin to interview the different authorities on the subject. He had a conference with the Governors of the Grammar School, the Town Council, and the County and Local Governing Bodies, hut so far the District Council had no voice in the matter. However, it was suggested to the Commission- er that he should consult the District Council on the matter, and that was only fair. The Town Council only represented 'a population of 3,000, whereas the District Council repre- sented over 8,000, and it should be borne in mind that the school was intended to serve the whole district, and not the town of Ruthin alone. When this subject was mentioned to the Commissioner, he expressed his willingness to accept any representation that the District Council wished to make on the question, and would in due course, place it before the Charity Commissioners. Having then given a detailed history of the scheme from its inception up to the time when the Ruthin Grammar School was struck out of it in the House of Lords, Mr. Williams referred at length to the efforts made by the Educational Authorities of the County to meet the desires of the Grammar School Go- vernors with a view of including the school in the scheme, but all such efforts had been in vain, and the management of the institution remained, and was likely to remain in the hands of the Church party. As the school was at present constituted, he brought no complaint against the management, nor the headmaster, but the Governors might at any moment act in such a manner as would make it impossible for Nonconformist parents to send their child- ren there. There was another matter in con- nection with the school worthy of serious con- sideration. The meetings of the Governors were always held in camera, and no reports of their proceedings were ever published. The result was, that the public were totally in the dark as to the way in which the school was carried on. Now, thG question they had to consider was this, whether they would be satis- fied with an institution conducted entirely by one party, and conducted in such a way that the public were totally in the dark as to the mode of its management, or whether they would proceed to the establishment of another school of an entirely undenominational character. He had much pleasure in proposing the resolution. Mr. E. Powell Jones I do not believe that another school is required at all. The present Grammar School is free for the children of Nonconformists as well as Churchmen. The Chairman Do you second Mr. Williams resolution ? Mr. E. P. Jones: No, I do not. The Chairman. Therefore, we must have it seconded before proceeding to discuss it. Mr. John Roberts: I second it with a great deal of pleasure, especially so, after reading the reports of the inquiries held last week. To read of the manner in which the Nonconfor- mist denominations had been treated in con- nection with the school makes my bleod boil. I should like to know whether it is true that the Warden has threatened to make the Ruthin Grammar School more exclusively a Church school than it is now? Dr. Hughes: Yes, that is so. Mr. John Roberts: Then it is high time for us to have another school. And I think that too much publicity cannot be given to the fact I that the Governors hold their meetings in pri- vate. There is something mysterious about their proceedings, and the country should not be subjected to such a state of things. Mr. E. Powell Jones: I should like to know who owns the endowments of this school ? Is it not charity? And, what right have you to make use of other people's money? This school is doing excellent work, but you now endea- vour to create an illfeeling against it, and if you succeeded in establishing another school at Brynhyfryd, I am afraid that they would only through stones at one another. And more than that again, I don't know whether old Mr. Louis will not look after you there (laughter) and see that fair play is being done (loud laugh- ter). I propose that a new school be not erec- tel The amendment was not seconded. The Chairman said he was of the same opin- ion as the mover and seconder of the resolution on this matter. Such a large district as the Ruthin district had ceitainly a right to a school not governed by representatives of one reli- gious and political party. Mr. E. Powell Jones But why should this school give up any of its endowments, Mr. Chairman ? The Chairman The reasons for that have already been given by Mr. Henry Williams. Mr. E. Powell Jones: But I don't see any reason in it ? The Chairman Well, there are some that can never see a reason in anything (laughter). Mr. Henry Williams said that the Liberals and Nonconformists of the district had sacrificed a great deal in trying to meet the Governors of the Grammar school in this matter, and he was surprised that anybody could object to place the school under popular control. Mr. E. Powell Jones Why do you mention Whigs and Tories? There is no need of saying one word about eithe.- chapel or church. The school is entirely free. A vote was then taken, the whole of the members present, with the exception of Mr. E. Powell Jones, voting in favour of the resolu- tion. The Clerk was instructed to forward the re- solution to the Charity Commissioners.