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B A K M OUT I I Mutual Improvement Societies. The Caersalem Mutual Improvement Society was presided over on Friday evening by Mr Hugh Evans, Penmount, and an interest- ing lecture entitled" The late Rev Rich- ard Humphreys, Dyffryn-his life and work," was delivered by the Rev B. Vaughan Humphreys. Councillor T Mar- tin Williams proposed and Mr Wilson Roberts seconded a vote of thanks to the lecturer which was carried.—At Siloam Debating Society held on Thursday even-, ing, under the presidency of the Rev.' Robert Thomas, Miss Gwladys Thomas, Council School, reacj[ a paper on the late Rev Thomas Roberts (Llanrwst). Mr. Moses Roberts, Central Stores, read a por-, tion of that popular novel, Rhys Lewis" and a quartette was sung ty Mr J. R. I Thomas and party. County School. The preliminary ex- cminaticn for the elementary school teachers' certificate 1907, was conducted; at the County School on Thursday and Friday (to-day) by the inspectors of the! Board of Education. The superintend- ents of the examination were the Rev. Gwynoro Davies, Councillor T Martin Wil-j liams, Messrs John Davies (Dyffryn), Ed-. ward Williams, and John Morgan, Amongst the candidates who sat at the examination were three from the Bar- mouth County School, viz:—Messrs Nesta Parry Owen, Barmouth; Miss Grace Davies, Talsarnau; and Miss Leah Thomas] Harlech. Ceilwart.—Merioneth County Council have agreed to make a grant of R60 to Barmouth Urban District Council to- wards widening the main road near Ceil- wart. Death Rate.—The following is an er- tract from the 1905 annual report of the Medical Officer for the county :—" The highest rates in urban districts were in; Bala (24.6), Mallwyd (23.3,) Festiniog i (22.4), and Dolgelley (21.3) The lowest rate was in Barmouth (11.7), Towyn com- ing next .with 16.4. Football. — The third round for the Welsh Amateur Cup between Dolgelley! Meirion Club and Barmouth Rovers was] played bn the Recreation Ground on Sat- j urday afternoon. There was an un- usually large attendance. The Rovers proved themselves to be the victors by eight goals to two. The following re-I presented Barmouth :—Goal, (H White- head; backs, Edward Price and John! Griffiths; halves, E E Griffiths, E G Evans, and Willie Llovd; forwards Willie Owen, John Jonea. Hugh Davies, Llew- elyn Davies Harold Williams. 4 The re- feree was Mr Tom Evans, Newtown. The Welsh Football Association have dismissed the protest laid by the Dolgelley Meirion Club against the Barmouth Rovers with reference to last Saturday's match and Barmouth have now been drawn to play Aberystwyth in the fourth round at Bar- mouth on January 19th. Football Committee.—A meeting of the Football Committee was held on Tuesday evening under the presidency of Mr R E Farrar. The captain of the club (Mr J Llewelyn Davies) having reported that Barmouth Rovers had beaten Dolgelley Meirion Club by eight goals to two in the third round for the Welsh Amateur Cup, the Secretary read a letter from the Sec- retary of the Welsh Football Association stating that the Dolgelley Club had lodged a protest with his Association inasmuch as the ground on which the match had been played was a public recreation ground and had only been rented to the Barmouth Rovers for the day of the match. The Secretary reported that he had with the assistance of the Chairman Tmd Captain sent a reply to the Associa- tion and had every reason to hope that the protest lodged by their opponents would be dismissed. The Chairman stated that the amount charged by the Council for the use of the ground on the day of the match was 10s and the fee and expenses of the referee amounted to 12e 9d. The balance-sheet produced of the match showed that the receipts were only just sufficient to meet the expenses incurred. In reply to the Chairman, the Treasurer reported a balance in favour of the Club at the iBank of £ 7.—A sub-Com- mittee composed of Miss M E Dayies and Miss L Davies, St Ann's, Messrs Morton, W H Rowlands, and Humphrey Williams was appointed to arrange for a dance in aid of the Club's funds. Drowned in the Dark.—An occurrence which had a fatal ending occurred on the outskirts of the town on Tuesday night. Having attended a preaching meeting in the town, Annie Roberts the seventeen- year-o-ld daughter of Mr Owen Rob- erts, TynLfyyn Farm, proceeded home. On her journey she called at Felin Sylfaen and after staying there a while left at half past ten o'clock. His daughter not having arrived home by half-past twelve, Mr Roberts began to fear that there was something the matter with her and pro- ceeds towards Barmouth as far as Aber- amffa Hill hoping to meet her on the road His expectations in this direction, how- ever, not being fulfilled, he returned to- wards home and called at Felin Sylfaen. There he was told that she bad left there at 10-30. A search party having been formed, the poor girl, with bruises on the left eyebrow and chin, was found in the river near Felin Sylfaen bridge. Ser- geant Stephen Owen was soon upon the scene, but life proved to be extinct. It is thought that in crossing the bridge the deceased missed hei footing and fell into the river.—The inquest was held at Tyn- llwyn on Thursday afternoon before Mr. Guthrie Jones, Dolgelley. The jury were composed ofv Messes William Jones Griffith, (foreman), Robert Parry. Robert Thomas, John Lewis, John Henry Lewis, Hugh Jones, Edward Edwards, John Humphreys. William Jones, Cadwaladr Williams, Richard Williams, Wm. Wil- lliams and. Rice Price. — Evidence of identification was given by the feather. He last saw her alive on Tuesday evening at about four o'clock when she left home to attend a preaching meeting at (Bar- mouth. Not coming home he became un- I easy and went as far as Penrhiw to meet: her. His daughter was in good health and had been to Barmouth several times: after darkness had fallen. The bridge had no protection.—Anne Jones, Felin- sylfa stated that deceased was a great friend of hers, and on Tuesday evening she called at Felinsylfa to see how she was. Deceased left her house at about a quarter to eleven, remarking that there was no need of witness accombanying her across the bridge as it was quite Ú, enough for her to see the bridge. It was not a very dark night.—John Wil- liams. Goitran, stated that he was called by Robert Jones about three o'clock on Wednesday morning and on hearing what had happened he oroceeded to Felinsyl- fan. Robert Jones having shown him where the umbrella had been found, he searched on the lower side of the bridge and found the body lying face downwards in the Water with the right arm bent underneath her. He had not remem- bered any railngs being on the bridge. The road was public.—The jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death" and added a rider that the bridge should have some ;protection.-On the proposition of the Coroner, a vote of condolence was ac- corded .the father in his bereavement. Christian Endeavour.—At a meeting of the Chrstan Endeavour Society held on Friday evening at the Congregational Chapel, Mr John Morgan, Ballymacora, read an insttruetve paper 011 "Missions."