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Conway Corporation. The Mountain Quarrying Questions. More Difficulties. AT the meeting of the Conway Corporation on Wednesday the Mayor (Mr A. Wood) presiding, Mr Sellers, Liverpool, and Mr Gardner, Valley, attended by request to discuss the terms for the letting of the town mountain for quarrying and mining purposes. Before Mr Sellers was ad- mitted, Mr Hugh Hughes desired the Council to' provisionally decide whether they would allow the tramway across the Morfa from the quarry to enable the stone to be shipped in the river Conway, provided a rent was paidl for the privilege.—The Mayor objected that the pro- posal to spoil the Morfa by a quarry line had already been rejected, and' he refused to accept a motion on the subject.—Mr Sellers then en- tered the Council-chamber, and complained that the draft agreement sent to him contained ridiculous inconsistencies, one clause contra- dicting another. For instance, one clause leased him rock for quarrying, and another clause pro- hibited him from removing the overlying ,material.-The Mayor said the railway over the Morfa was tabooed.—Mr 'Sellers replied he did not ask for 'it at present, though to make full use of the quarry some rapid means of shipment Morfa was tabooed.—'After a somewhat acri- monious discussion, on the motion of Mr R. S. Chamberlain, Mr Sellers was invited to send the draft agreement revised as he desired. This the Council will consider at a special meeting next week. A similar understanding was ar- rived at with Mr Gardner, who stated that he did not desire to mine for china clay, as somebody seemed to have informed the Council, but for an igneous rock. In his own draft agreement this rock was described in words intended to cover it in whichever form it might be found; but the draft was altered to limit his operations to minerals necessary for the. manufacture of china clay.—The Mayor said Mr Gardner gave them an interesting geological essay in his let- ter, but did not say what he was after.'—Mr Chamberlain said all their previous deliberations had been based on the supposition that china clay was the article required. It was agreed that Mr Gardner should state what minerals he wanted, but should not be questioned as to his use of them after removal from corporation pro- perty.—Professor White (Bangor) wrote that the dredging of the gravel bank was detrimental to the mussel industry, and suggesting it should not be interfered with for two or three years, so as to ascertain what effect it had on the mussel fishery.-It was, however, resolved to let the gravel bank to Mr Sellers (Liverpool) at £ 25 rent and 2d per ton royalty, a former tenant having had the right to dredge the gravel for £ io rent.
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Conway Board of Guardians. Furnishing the New Board Room. Peace Intelligence. AN ordinary meeting of this Board was held on Friday afternoon. There' were present Mr H. Owen (chairman), Mr Thomas Abram, Mr E. Thorpe, Mr Ed. Williams, Mr R. O. Jones, Mr W. F. Jones, Mr G. O. Jones, Mr Wm. Davies, Mr Owen Williams, Mr Hugh Hughes, Mr P. .9 H. McClement, Mrs Oldman, Mr J. R. Dawson, Mr Roger Jones, Mr Williams, and Mr Robert Ellis, with the deputy clerk (Mr J. W. Post), Mr Isaac Parry (assistant clerk), aind the other offi- cials. Peace. Before proceeding with the business, the Ch;. \r- man observed that that was their first meeting since peace had been declared. He ventured to' think they were all very pleased with the news. (Hear, hear.) He only hoped that they, as a Board, would continue to live in peace, and that a universal peace would reign in future at home and abroad. (Hear, hear.) Validity of Overseers' Appointments. Mr Post explained that a resolution had been passed by the Llandudno Urban District Coun- cil asking the Board to re-appoint the old over- seers for Llandudno and Llanrhos, it being con- sidered that, in view of the last appointment not being made before April 1st, it was invalid. Mr Post observed that inquiry had been made to two authorities on the legal aspect of the question. One of them was of the. opinion that the appointments would have been invalid, while the other expressed1 a contrary view. On the motion of Mr Hugh Hughes, it was decided to adopt the Llandudno Council's re- commendation. Coronation Festivities. The House Committee recommended that the extra diet, etc., usually allowed for the inmates at Christmas, be provided for the Coronation festivities on the 26th and 27th June, except that fruit tarts be substituted for plum puddings. It was also recommended that the children be allowed to proceed to the town to see the fire- works and illuminations. The report was adopted'. Finance. The Finance Committee reported t'he arrival of the following county rate items :—Carnarvon, ^2,484 os 4d; and Denbigh, £ 6n is 7<d', making •a total of £ 3,095 is 1 id. The clerk, iru his esti- mate for the current half-year, had based the estimate for county rate purposes in the pay- ments for the like period in previous years, such estimate amounting to ^2,304, or £792 less than the above precepts. The committee reported that after due consideration it was decided to recommend that no special call be made, but that the difference in county rate for each parish be added to next half year's calls, and, if necessary, to temporarily overdraw upon the treasurer. This was agreed to. Mr Jesse Jones' Superannuation. The same committee reported that the clerk had presented a statement as provided by the Superannuation Act of 1896, showing the amounts of salaries, fees, and emoluments re- ceived by Mr Jesse Jones during the five years ended 31st March, 1902, and which, summarised, gave a total of £1,454 Its 2d for the five yeari- an average of £291. The committee recommended that a copy of the statement now presented by the clerk be sent to the Local Government Board pointing out a number of items which were open to ques- tion. The recommendation was adopted. The New Board Room. The Building Committee reported having in- spected the new Board Room, and having given instructions to the architect to prepare a plan and estimate for furnishing the Board Room. At another meeting of the committee the archi- tect presented plans of tables, chairs, etc., and an estimate from Messrs The Benet Furnishing' Co., Glasgow, at £58 8s lod. The committee now recommended that the tables be 2ft. wide, and provided so. as to he octagonal in shape when fixed, instead of long straight ones as in. the above quotation; that chairs be provided for 40 members and that the tables and chairs be of plain oak. It was decided to instruct the architect to in- vite tenders for the work, including local trades- men. The Dining Hall. The ,architect 'had presented to the same com- mittee a plan and estimate for furnishing the dinirig hall amounting to £ 49 17s d. & It was recommended that the architect pre- pare a fresh scheme before t'he next meeting of the committee, and also present a statement as to contract, etc., and payments made thereon. This was approved. The committee recommended that a simple fencing be provided for the women's ward area, a suggestion which was agreed to. To Celebrate Peace. A' letter was read from the Vicar of Conway (Rev J. P. Lewis) reminding the Board of an offer made by him to the Board two years ago to provide tea in the Vicarage Grounds for the inmates of the house on the announcement of peace. He now asked for the Board's permis- sion to redeem his promise. The offer was accepted with thanks.
In an official despatch from Pretoria Lord Kitchener reports that on Saturday and Sunday 2,500 rifles were surrendered. Of these 448 were handed in by Cape rebels. The remainder were principally those of General De Wet's men. According to an unofficial telegram the number of surrenders up to Sunday was 4,552. Miss Arabella Hodgson, aged 54 years, the daughter of a former innkeeper in Douglas, has been found dead in a room s'he, occupied in Muckles Gate. Upon the room being searched about £1,000 in gold was discovered. A second search led to the finding of a will dated eleven years ago. The back room in which the will was found was in an 'indescribable state of con- fusion. It was completely filled with old boxes, broken furniture, and garbage. At the bottom of one of these old boxes the will was found in the lining of an old' hat. Fifteen sovereigns were found screwed up in a piece of paper, and this second search disclosed about £ 150 in addi- tion to the j £ i,ooo odd discovered in the original search. At a cottage near Crosby, where the woman spent her summers, there is said to be some old Dutch silver wortha considerable sum. Her total fortune is roughly stated to be ^40,000'. She inherited the nucleus of this from her father.
Denbighshire County Govern- ing Body. Meeting at Ruabon. Mr. J. Watkin Lumley and "Whitewash." Abergele and Llanrwst Schools. [BY OUR OWN REPORTER.] JUST enough members to form, a quorum assem- bled at the Court House, Ruabon, on Friday last on the occasion of a meeting of the County Governing Body. Mrs Parker Davies (Abergele), Miss Gee (Den- bigh), a:nd Mrs R. J. Powell (Wrexham) broke their journey from Birmingham, where they had been attending a temperance conference. An- other wait, and then Mr Penn Dennis appeared, the meeting commencing nearly half-an-hour behind time. The Blessings of Peace. The Chairman alluded briefly to the blessings which would be conferred upon the country by the conclusion of the war, and moved a resolu- tion congratulating the Government upon the termination of hostilities. Captain Griffith-Boscawen seconded the mo- tion. Mr J. Watkin Lumley remarked he would sup- port the resolution if the word "unfortunate" (war) was added to it. Otherwise he would move an amendment. -The Chairman said he hoped no one would move an amendment to such a resolution. He had no objection to adding the word "unfortu- nate." The motion was carried. Mr Hooson formally welcomed the members of the County Governing Body to Ruabon. Increased Number of Scholars at Llanrwst. During the consideration of the scholarships report, Mr J. Watkin Lumley referred to the in- creased number of scholars now attending the Llanrwst County School. There was doubtless some reason for it, and he was sorry that the Llanrwst representative was not present to give the Governing Body some information about it. It was a very gratifying sign, and he trusted the school would have a prosperous future before it. "Whitewashing" Governors. MR LUMLEY'S DISAPPOINTMENT. Mr Lumley said he was disappointed with the report of the Scholarships Committee. It was, in his opinion, nothing but a "whitewashing" of the whole of the local governors in every direction. He noticed .serious defects in the conduct -of several of the schools, but the Schol- arships Committee had apparently not taken upon themselves the duty of pointing them out to the Governing Body. Asked by Captain Griffith-Boscawen for some specific instances of defect, Mr Lumley said his only object in complain- ing was to get the various local governors to carry out the. scheme properly. In the case of Abergele, it had practically been ignored. The same state of affairs was to be found at Llan- rwst, where the monies which should have been religiously set aside for scholarships, had been used for general purposes. Abergele had also, in order to increase the number of scholars, utilised some of the scholarship money in offer- ing children in remote country parishes induce- ments to attend. Those instances, he thought, were sufficient to show that the scheme had not been carried out in the spirit the promoters de- sired. Mr Dodd questioned the fairness of discussing the matter until they had heard from Abergele. The Clack (Mr J. Roberts) said he had not yet communicated with Abergele, but would do so when these reports wereadopbed. Further discussion was, therefore, adjourned. The Attendance. ABERGELE HEADS THE LIST. From the returns of the average attendance at the county schools during the Easter term, Aber- gele headed the list with 95.7, Ruabon coming next with 95.3, and Llanrwst third with 93.7 in the boys' school, and 89.3 in the girls' school. The total increase in the number of scholars at all the schools was 68, compared to the corre- sponding term last year. In the case of Abergele, Mr Dodd said the average hardly woTked out at 95. The Clerk remarked that all the figures were supplied by the 'headmasters. co As there was found! to be' a slight inaccuracy in the average, it was decided to refer the mat- ter back to the Scholarship Committee. Carnarvonshire Scholars at Abergele. APPEAL FOR ASSISTANCE. Mrs Parker Davies (Abergele) proposed "That the Carnarvonshire County Governing Body be requested to consider the possibility of making some arrangements whereby they should contri- bute towards the expense incurred by the Aber- gele County School Governors in the admission of pupils from Old Colwyn and Llysfaen." She said! that in consequence of the peculiar geo- graphical position of the counties of Denbigh- shire and Carnarvonshire, whereby a strip of the former county came to within three miles from Abergele, many children from the district naturally came to their school. The nearest schools in their own county apart from Abergele would be Llandudno and Llanrwst, which was a good distance away. As it was there was no train service, and many had to tramp backwards and forwards to Abergele. Under the ciicum- stances she believed that the Carnarvon, County Governing Body would feel disposed to make them a grant towards what they incurred by admitting their pupils, or else grant so many scholarships at the Abergele school to help those children, some of whose parents felt the burden in paying railway fare from Llysfaen. Mr Lumley said the local governing body of Abergele ought to move in the matter first. He was sure the county governing body would sup- port such a proposal, which was a right and proper one. Mrs Parker Davies said they had discussed the question at Abergele, and they were under the impression that the matter should come be- fore the County Governing Body. The Chairman remarked that if the amend- ments in the Carnarvonshire scheme were now under draft, it would be wiser to adopt the reso- lution. Mr Dodd seconded the motion, which was carried. Finance Committee's Report. Alderman Hooson proposed, and Mrs Davies seconded the adoption of the Finance Com- mittee's report. Grants for 1902-3 were author- ised as follows —Llangollem, ^200 Ruthin, I £ 283 6s 8d; Denbigh, ^126 13s 4d'; Llanrwst, J ^206 13s 4d; Ruabon, ^193 6s 8d; Wrexham, ^526 13s 4d Abergele, ^'116 13s 4d total, ^1,653 6s 8d.—The report was adopted. ^1,653 6s 8d.—The report was adopted. Manual Instruction Committee. The recommendations of the Manual In- struction Committee were adopted, and exhibi- tions were awarded for summer courses in wood- work to teachers to Messrs D. F. Jones (Llan- haidr), P. Jones (Coedpoeth), R. W. Jones (Trevor), E. Jones (Johnstown), W. S. Jones (Wrexham), T. Carno Jones (Llangollen), W. Pierce (Denbigh), and D. E. Rees (Glynceiriog). Central Welsh Board Conference. Several letters were read from various Local Governing Bodies upon the notes of the confer- ence between the Central Welsh Board and re- presentatives of the several County and Local Governing Bodies, held at Shrewsbury on the nth of October last. The Llanrwst Governing Body wrote to the effect that before offering any observations they would be glad to have further information as to the pension scheme. To include science in their subjects a new master would have to, be ap- pointed, a proposal their funds would not per- mit them to put in force at present. The revised pension scheme was also before the meeting, but as Mr Lumley pointed out that it had not been before the local governing bodies, it was decided to defer consideration until the opinions of the various local governors were before the County Body. Centra! Welsh Board Estimate. The following estimate of the total revenue of the County Governing Body for the year ended 31st March, 1902, prepared in pursuance of sec- tion 2 (a) of the Central Welsh Scheme, was submitted and approved, viz.:—County rate, £1,128 is id; treasury grant, is id; ex- chequer contributions, £3,399 5s 3d; endow- ments, £ 538 18s 8d; dividends, £ 8 6s 8d; bank interest, £26 os 6d; total, £6,428 13s 3d.
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