I. LLOYD JONES, GENERAL ir. BUILDERS' IRONMONGER PORTMADOC. Agent for Anchor Brand CEMENT. TEL.-No. 31. TO KEEP THE FLAG FLYING." During the War, we are prepared to give the exceptional Discount of 2s. 6d. in £ We do not want big profits, but quick returns, work for our employeest, and to help our British Manufacturers, WE WANT YOUR HELP. BAIRD, TDiape^d High St., Portmadoc. Wt OUR CAMBRIAN PRINCE of best flours. Packed in 7, 14, 28, 35. 70, and 140-lbs. bags. A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED. DIGESTIVE WHEATEN MEAL. (The old standard STONE CROUND Flour). Packed in 3 and 140-lfc. bags. To be had from all Flour Dealers along the Coast. The Portmadoc Flour Mills Co. T-lerhone-Ne. 14. Telegraphic Address-co Millers, Portmadoc." Shop Newydd, Lombard Street, Portmadoc. Jams Cheaper than ever although sugar has risen. Oretngage } Stotielt-sti Plum 71d. per 2-lb Pot. Damson J Marmalade 6d. II 91 Strawberry and Gooseberry ) „, 0 -p Raspberry and Gooseberry! P« 2-lb Pot. Strawberry and Apple ) fil. Blackberry and Apple j 1915, FOBD CAM. FORD CARS. Runabout, £ 115. Van Type, £115, XIIS, £120. Touring Car, £ 125 Town Car, X175, MOTOR C.&JR.& I"03R KHEXCJEI. FORD STOCKISTS. CHARLES HUGHES & SONS, GARAGE, PORTMADOC. Agents for Overland Cars." el 'Pbooe, 32. Telegrams- Hughes, Garage, Portmadoe. y60 ,„ MORRIS EVANS, Festiniog, does not doubt his ability to CURE CONSUMPTION more than any other ailment. You need not leave your home, or feel, despondent because several doctors have failed, even if one prescribed forty bottles of medicine. Read the follow- ing and allow it to speak for itself. The advice is for you also and should evoke gratitude. Vedvv View, Mount Pleasant, Messrs. Morris Evans & Co., Llanrwst. Dear Sirs,—Three years ago the illness of my ten year old son caused us much anxiety. Several medical men pre- oJ I scribed for him, one to the extent of 24 bottles, but instead of improving he gradually became worse and weaker day by day. Eventually he became so weak as to be unable to stand, and the doctor testified that be was in an advanced stage of Consumption, and that the hope of recovery was faint. I was then persuaded to give ycur medicine a tria], viz., rubbing night and morning with Morris Evans' Household Oil, and taking Morris Evans' Capsules. I followed the directions, faithfully, and was gratified to find a daily improvement in his condition. Three months from commencing the treatment with your medicines he was quite healthy, and has remained I so since. I honestly believe that he would have succumbed only for your medicines Since then I have been glad to testify to the efficacy of Morris Evans' preparations to all who suffer similarly. I feel it my duty to bear witness to their value, and you are at liberty to make what use you wish of the above. Yours very gratefully, H. WILLIAMS, The Royal London Insurance, District Superintendent. Finsbury Lane, London. About 10/- worth per month will be sufficient to use. Write to MORRis EVANS & Co. for full particulars. MORRIS EVANS & Co. Festiniog, North Wales. V TOgangga Asmmuam. Portmadoc Steam Laundry Co. WOMBN DREAD MSN HATE WASHING DAY A P('cœrd" Me Company's Managereej wjll bring their Van to your flow and ease you of tome of the work A.I descriptions of work uodeitakec, fnchidtog Dry Olaaniag, SEIBM AND COLLARS A SPECIAL!!?. Softest ct Watei need no Injurious Ohe*ic»ta. ESTABLISHED 1880. I #I 'TT"E' f RICHARD NEWELL, Fssrveyop or Men, to PORTMADOC, PWLLHELI, CRICCIETH, BLAENAU FESTINIOG, AND BACHELLYN FARM, LLANBEDROG, Supplies best quality Home-fed Meats only at Moderate Prices. YOUR PATRONAGE RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED, Tel. Nov.-Portmadoo, 2. Pwllheli, 12. Criccieth, 2. Blaenau Festiniog, JO. Bacbeli>o, Llanbedrog, 2. OWEN ROBERTS A Co. 8EMERAL IBMMQMEM District Agents for NOBELS EXPLOSIVES Co.. Ltd. And for Knight, Bevan & Sturge's CEMENT. Dealers in Agricultural Implements, 8.. Cartridges, Fishing T&ckle. Tel. No. 49. MOTOK CARS FOR HIRE. 5-seater Touring Cars. 8-seater Motor Waggonette. n C)n Motor Waggonette Service-Ten runs daily, from July to Septera ber- between PORTMADOC & BORTHYGEST. JOHN WILLIAMS & SON, Carriage and Motor Proprietors 68 TERMS REASONABLE 23. East Avenue, PORTMADOO. Telephone-33 Portmadoc; 5 Bala. EVAN JONES 6r SONS? anonforeign Timber & Coal Merchants SAW MILLS, PORTMADOC, and at BALA. RCTILDING TIMBER-Red and White Dealg, Planed Boards, Pitch Pine, Mouldings, etc. WHEELWRIGHT'S TiMESR-SpokeB, Shafts, Felloes, Barrow, Cart, and other timber sawn to requirements. QUARRY TIMBER-Sleepers, Crane Poles, Waggon Franes, Props, etc. xVJ Telegrams: "Richards, Llanbedr." TeL No. 4. ESTABLISHED 18Ø. Cambrian Coast COALS, Lime, Bricks, & CEMENT. Best House, Steam, Anthracite and Smithy Coals. Furnace and Gas Coke. Sanitary Pipes. Building and Agricultural ZJIBML Agents for J. B. WHITE Bros.' CEMENT and for BIBBY'S FOODS. Richards Bros., Pensarn, Llanbedr, R.S.O. Also at HARLECH. v832 ARTIFICIAL TEETH, on Vulcanite, Dental Alloy, and Gold. Finest Quality. All Prices. Mr. Williams, Garmon House, Glan-y-Pwll, Bl. Festiniog a°d Bay", Comet Stores, Stafelon-read. PKNRHYH- :—Thursday, at Mrs Roberts, Market-square (opposite Griffin Ho toll. > ft* 8. PORTMADOC s—Friday. Mr Hughes, phefcegr&pher (opposite New FOB? Offioe). 11 ft* 5 TRAWSFYNYDD ,-isfc and 3rd Saturday, Mr M W Merrls, Draper, «•§ Up-to-date Millinery and Tailoring. I W. ANTHONY'S —^ Manchester Hoase, Pwllheli, is well-known for STYLE AND VALUE. Newest Deuigns and Patterns always in stock. Portmadoc. I TXUKFHONX No. 13. I STEAK SAW MILLS, PORTMADOC. J. OWAlirHUGHES (Late Thomas Parry), Timber Merchant, has a large stock of Timber Doers, Windows, Sashes, & Frames suitable for BUILDERS and CONTRACTORS. TIMBER SAWN I OR OUSTOMBBS. Picture-Frame Mouldings in great variety. Stock of Building and Fire Bricks, Lat&e Tiles, etc. 18*7 Telephone No 21. Established nearly a Century. ELIZABETH OWEN & SONS, TIMBER MERCHANTS, &o., PORIMADOO. A LARGE Quantity o! BuildCng Timber always in stock, also Doors, Windows, Mouldings, at most Reasonable Prioes. Special attention paid to Orders by Post. Timber Sawn to required li.e, for Customers. 71 HOUSE DECORATION. PURNELL & Co., Painters, Glaziers, &c., PORTMADOC. Lloyd at Son, Printers Booksellers, Stationers, 125, HIGH STREET, PORTMADOC, HAVE AN EXCELLENT STOCK OF ACCOUNT BOOKS, MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS. OFFICE UTENSILS, AND FILES, COPYING LETTER BOOKS, etc., etc. AGENT FOR GOSS'S WARE. 1 WILLIAM MORRIS & Co., SHIP CHANDLERS AND IRONMONGERS PORTMADOO. All kinds of Ropes, Paints, <& Requisites for Ships and Yachts always its stock SHIP BISCUITS MADE TO ORDER Tel. No. 16. Tel. No. 29. LA" J. THOMAS, J. ROBERTS. HIGH STREET, POATMADOO. Fish and POULTRY Merchant. LICENSED GAME. DEALER. All kinds of Fish in season. Poultry always in stock. Ice supplied. Orders promptly attended to. o27 THE INFALLIBLE CURE ZOOTHA,* INSTANTLY RELIEVES. SPEEDILY CURES Indigestion. Flatulence, Wind, Fullness and Pain after Eating. Price, Is. lid. <fc 2s. 9d. Prepared only by R. 0. GRIFFITHS, M.P.S., Pharmacist, (Silver Medallist of Went/minster College. London) 60, HIGH STREET, PWLLHELI* Telephone—No. 30 BILL POSTING. THE PORTMADOC. HARLECH and CRICCIETH BILL POSTING COMPANY. Bills also distributed, Address Parcels to the proprietor, G. PKITCHARD, | 5, Brynhyfryd. Criccieth. Portmadoc. QUEEN'S HOTEL, PORTMADOC. Commercial, Family and Posting Establishment. MOTOR GARAGE. BILLIARD& Publio and Private Sitting Rooms Tourists, commercial gentlemen and visitors will find every attention, at moderate oAarsM 1 Boots meets all trains. m64 Proprietress-Mrs HARRISOK THE SPORTSMAN HOTEL, EORTMADOO. First Class Family & Oommeroial HoW Under new Management. Situate disss Station, and near to all places of interest. Every tooommodaion. Posting in all tt* Branches, Inh. Proprietress, MISS JOXKa. Tel. No. 15. (Late ef the Queen's Httil TeL No. 45. Dicks' Boot Stores, NETHERTON, 2, BANK PLACE, PORTMADOC. Highest Grade Boots for Ladies and Geotls- men-The Perfecta" Brand, Boots for country wear-The Dryfoot4a and "Holdfast" Brands. ym Tel. No. 41. M. E. Morris, CHEMIST, 8, & 73. HIGH STREET, PORfMADOCk Invalid and Toilet Requisites. Photographic Materials. Pwllheli. PWX.X.SCBXJC West End Hotel, r OPEN TO RECEIVE VISITORS AND ADVANCE BOOKINGS. For particulars and Tariff, J. HOHENBERG, w61 late Cambrian Hotel, Berth THE TOWER HOTEL, PWLLHELI. FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL HOTKfc. High-class Accommodation far Visiters* Motor Garage free to Hotel visitors. Wltkfe 10 minutes of Golf Links (18 Holes). Hss* quarters of R.A.C. aud Motor Union. 8168 M. JONES, Proprietress, EASINE Will cure Headache} Neuralgia and Tooth in a few minutas. EASINE is the safest Headach Cure known. Dao ofid mud, anifyr-p-,n a chur Pwy na ctiait4 y cyffyr ? Eisine "-dû! o LWI] a dyrr Ar darawiad hir t ewyr.- in. Packet, Poet Free, from HUGH JONES, ♦M.P.S., F.S.M.C. CHEMIST, THE MEDICAL HALL. BLAENAU FESTINIOG.
AUTUMN SHOWS- We shall show the latest, modes in LADIES' and CHILDREN'S MILLINERY. Velvet Hats will be the letiiitig feature oi the Season. I Also New Delivery of the latest in LADIES' COSTUMES, GOATS and JERSEYS. Keep Buying to Keep the Flag Flying. Bobt. McLean, ^SJEalSSr. Portmadoc.
FOEfmaBOO. I Contract The Education Committee. have let to Mr. William Morris a contract j for carrying out improvements to Moria ? Bychan Council School at a total cost of jgij86.. 77 oW Funera! The funeral of Miss Emily Griffith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Richard Griffith, 15, Chapel-street, who died at a Liverpool hospital at the age of twenty- j one years, took place last week at Port-j madoc C emetery, the .Revs. \V.. -Nichol- ■son and J. Edwards, B.A., officiating, llie mourners presont were Mr. luchard Griffith (father); Messrs. J. Griffith,: Barmouth; R. Griffith, Liverpool and Arthur Griffith. Liverpool (brothers); \Y Jones (brother-in-law); K. Jones, W. It. j Jones and n. J. Griffiths (nephews); Thomas Parry, Garth; Cadwaladr Williams, Chapei-sti'f'?! and Griffith Roberts, Gain, j Floral tributes were made by Mr. and Mrs. R. Griffiths, Liverpool; Mr. and Mrs. E. Griffiths, Liverpool; Mr. Arthur Gnf- fiths, Liverpool; Mr. and Mrs. W. Job, Liverpool: -Vlrs. Macnair and sister, Liver- pool; Mr. and Mrs. Ituscoe, Liverpool; Miss M. C. Williams and Bros., Garston; Sunday School Class, Portmadoc, Miss Hilda Maclean, Portmadoc; Mr. and Mrs. Llewelyn .Davies, Portmadoc; the Misses, lvate Thomas and Lal Owen, Portmadoc;, Mrs. Ellis and Miss Rose Richards. Port- madoc- Misses Gavncr and Dorothy Jones, Portmadoc; Misses Agnes and Nellie, Hughes, Portmadoc; Miss Gwladys Owen, Aelygarth, Portmadoc; Mr. and Mrs. W. Jones, Osmond-lane, Portmadoc; Mrs. S. I Owen, Madoc-street, Portmadoc; and Miss Nell Evans, Chapel-street, Portmadoc. Appointment Mr. Richard Hughes has been appointed temporary headmaster of i Cwmstrallvn School. Salaries Increased.-The County Educa- i tion Committee have, in accordance with scale, increased the salary of Mr. Evan Jivans, headmaster of the Higher Standard -School, by £ 15 per almum; that of Miss "Williams, headmistress of the Infants School, by JE:5 per annum; that of Mr. David Jones, headmaster of BQddgelert, School by £ 10: Mr. W. D. Jones. Morfa: yhan, 'hy £5; Mrs. Williams. Pentre-j felin School, by £ 5; and Mr. T. J. Jones, Prenteg. by £10. Co-opte -d Llew Davies has been; appointed by the County Education Auth- ority a co-optative member of the Choiee- of-Employment Committee. Appointment.—Mr. Griffith Williams, B.A., has been appointed headmaster of Nantmor Council School. Funeral.-lub-c funeral of Albert Jones, aged eight years, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Jones, 18, Garth-terrace, who died as the result of an accident, took place at the Cemetery on Thursday, the Rev. J. Edwards, B.A., oiffciating. The mourners present were Messrs. J. W. Jones (father), Lance Corporal Ellis O. Jones, 6th Bat- talicn, R.W.F., William Jones, Morris: Jones and Icrwerth Jones (brothers); Thomas Paul, Wm. Williams, Alfred Antonsen, William Parry Da vies, and! Richard H. Roberts (uncles); Tudor Mc- Lean, superintendent of Salem Sunday School, where the deceased was a member; and Thomas Parry, Garth-terrace. Wreaths j were sent by Owen Jones, Mrs. Paul, John S. and D. R. Morris, Jennie and Lizzie j Mary Davies, Eleanor and Emily Roberts, Laura and Tommy Williams, Irene Davies, & Lizzie Mary Roberts, Robert Lloyd AN il- BrJiams, John and Lizzie Jones, Jennie and Barbara Richards, Fanny Rowlands, Gieorgina and Dorothy Borkland, Mrs. Yorghenson, Thelma Alitollwil, Mrs. W al-| lington, Bob Owen, Maggie Lloyd, Joseph: and John Lewis. Laura and Jennie Wil- iinms John Owen Hughes. Annie Jones. Alun William and Maggie Davies, Maggie, Roberts, Misses Jones, Penclogwn; Mrs. j Jones, Lmra E. Morris, AVillie Davies, '•IIen Jane Williams, Jane Ann Roberts, Mrs. Williams and Salem Sunday School, All.. John Jones, the deceased's brother, i. was absent at Chatham, being one of the Portmadoc ambulance men who has volun- j teercd for active service. His elder brother (Lance Corporal Ellis O. Jones) who has also volunteered for the front, got special leave to attend from orthampton. PETTY SESSIONS, Friday. October gtli. Before Jonathan Davies, Esq.. in the chair; Lieutenant-Colonel J. S. Hughes, j Dr. Livingstone Davies, J. R. Owen, John Lewis, D. Fowden Jones, O. T. j Williams, and J. Owain Hughes, lOsqrs. Early Closing.—Mr. John Humphreys, on behalf of the whole of the licensees of Portmadoc-and Criccieth. asked the Bench! for an order authorising the licensees to close their houses at ten instead of eleven at night and to open at seven in the morn- ing instead of at six from next Monday until March 31st, when, if necessary, the! ,quest' on might bo re-considered. It was the unanimous wish of the licensees that the Bench should make an order.—The Chairman We should have a report by the! Chief Constable in the first instance The Chief Constable: I have no report to sllh- Ihit. It is a question whether I ought to recommend restrictions. As far as I can see things are really normal in the district. However, in view of the increase in the number of convictions for drunkenness in this division, I recommend the closing of j the licensed houses in the division at ten at night.- TJw ( Do you make a recommendation as to the hour of opening? —The Chief Constable: No I don't. lie added that in one district he recommended that the houses should be opened at eight instead of six. The Home Office had not) sanctioned that recommendation up to the present and lie was not going to recommend later opening unless he had .sound reasons for doing so. In further reply, lie said he ,(iid not recommend at present the earlier closing of houses outside the urban area which already closed at ren Mr. William George, on behalf of the Temperance Party, said he was there to support an applica- tion similar to the one pot forward by Mr. Humphn■vs. A deputation was to have fome fioni Portmadoc Hnd Criccieth, but abstained from attending when informed that there was a movement in that direc-j tion by the- publicans themselves, a move- ment which could oniv be described as most graT,lfymg.The Chairman said the powers of the Bench ufttler the iu-w Act m eonnee- tion with the war were, really confined to what the CJuef Constable recommended, j It was not a matter of sentiment or a inntter I what the Bench wished, hut what Hiief Constable recommended Mr. Humphreys: If you find that you cannot _lJ:1h, an order to keep closed lintil in tlie morning will you allow us to say that you have given us your consent to -dose until s^ven?—The Chairman: Y ÐS 'certainly.—The Bench deliberated priv- t j —— ,—„ Ir^aai
Sight Testing J for Spectaclcs. I NOW Is THE TIME TO 1 A*v,¥ SECURE PROPER I GLASSES Foil I •; READING during the long 3 IKp Winter Evenings which are i rapidly approaching. 8 Our testin room is equipped with every modern appliance for accurate sight testing, and you can rely upon receiving most careful treatment. -I R Montr r Thomas & Sons I¡ l /E. R. nONEn, THOMAS, D.B.O.A., f 1 Quiiliiiod for Sieht Testing, 1>V Exoru. J V London, Honours Certificate. | 4, Bank Place, Portmadoc | 1 I m
#'Alfa-LaYaf ggk CREAM SEPARATOR. AUTOMA TIC LUll RICA nON to i<;VBHY -G BEAltIG eU;;lIl"cs e:"y turniiig, long wear flnÜ cheal) rcp¡¡ÎtOs. IT PAYS to usc the ALFA LA VAL iuslead of of 01 her iriakes, for which !ihcra1 torms are g!,ell il e:ch:lt¡C. AWARDED 1,000 FIRST PRIZES. in any Dairy on'Onc Month's Free TrifX Sole Agents: W. DAVIES, Furnishing 9.Pr] General Ironmonger, LAMPETER. T. J. DAVIES, Iroum'r, LLANUWCHLLYN PortmadeKi Mineral Waters, SNOW DON VIEW7 WORKS, PORTMADOC. Oases of 2 doz., 2/- each; Syphons. 3/6 per doz Mfwrn R. M. Jones and Sens, the; pro- pr-!ecor8, have r. e!"nt Iy purchased the Harlech Mint-rat 'vVat,-r kV, orke tnd p,iy carriage on alt empties for the latter returned to Portmadoc.. The firm have a large Etock of second-hand modern machinery for sale.
CRICCIETH. Council School.—The Board of Education have intimated their willingness to approve, as far as educational requirements are concerned, the acquisition of a piece oi land adjoining the school for purposes of a school garden and ultimately for the erec- tion of a technical centre. The Board have asked the County Education Com- mittee to consider the possibility of utilis- ing a portion of the site for the extension of the existing playgrounds. Special Cortsta&'es At Portmadoc on Friday the following were appointed special constables for Criccieth :—Messrs. 0. T. Williams, chairman of Criccieth Council; W Pugh Jones, grocer; D. R. Jones, draper; D. G. D'avies, grocer; E. Davies Hughes, chemist; M. H. Williams, butcher; Griffith Richards, baker; John Humphreys, builder, VV. H. Williams, draper; J. Har- lech Jones, Peter Bcwen, Thomas BurneII, the Rev John Owen, M.A., Dr. Lloyd Owen and William George. Salary Increased The County Educa- tion Committee have in accordance with scale increased the salary of Mr; T. Bur- nell, headmaster of Criccieth School, by £10 per annum and that of Mr. Thomas Griffiths, Llanvstumdwy, by £5 per annum.
BELGIAN REFUGEES. The Belgian refugees have supplied accounts of their flight to England which have been translated into English as follows:— The undersigned, Francois Toussaint, his wife, three children, and the father of the wile, have the honour to offer their thanks to the kind population of Criccieth for the reception given to them on their arrival in this beautiful part of the country and for the unceasing kindness they have received ever since they arrived as strangers and fugitives from their own land. We specially thank the delightful ladies of the Belgian Refugee Committee who have so kindly taken upon themselves the heavy task of housing us and feeding us gratuitously, with the help of the inhabit- ants of the town and locality; we shall ever hold them in uneiymg remembrance. Permit us to relate what we have suffered from the horrors of war. On the morning of the 6th August, German soldiers made their entry into the town of Dinant and on the 15th of the same month a big battle was fought between the French and the Germans on the two banks of the leu2. We remained shut up in the cellars with all the other inhabitants of the town from five in the morning until seven in the evening, bullets and shrapnel falling on the houses and in the streets thereby caus- ing fires to break out. The next day, the 16t!¡ August, the bombardment began again and between the night of the 20th and 21st the Germans entered the town, bring- ing with them an armoured motor, firing the houses from it and throwing bombs. The ruin was indescribable. The 22nd of the same month it became still worse Germans everywhere burning houses and shooting three-fourths of the inhabitants. They also fired the churches. They are absolute barbarians. Happily some fam- ilies were able to escape through the French lines, proceeding through France and arriving at Dunkirk. We are amongst those who were able to do that. We stayed at Ostend for several days when a zeppelin made its appearance and threw bombs. The Terror this dirigible caused made us set sail for England. WTithout means, we have asked help of England. We were received in London by a Committee of charitable ladies. Mr. Lloyd George has kindly lent us a charming villa in Cric- cieth through the medium of this Com- mittee. We stayed four days in London and then they sent us to this magnificent part of the country where we hope to rest a little and try to forget all the murders and barbarities that, alas, we have seen and suffered from. In our flight from Dinant to Ostend we suffered much, we had to tramp many miles on foot because the railway lines were obstructed. On the other hand, after leaving Ostend up to the present we have been cheered and helped by the brave English people, welcomed and treated with brotherliness during the whole journey down to- Criccieth. Once again, thanks to all. Our thanks to the English Government, to Mr. Lloyd George and all his family, and other ladies of the Com-1 mittee, and to the population and people of Criccieth with all our gratitude. Long live England—Francois Toussaint (on be- half of the family). Jules Manekens writes:—"I have the honour to bring to your notice the story of cur flight after war was declared. My family was at Dinant when the Germans made their first appearance in the town and from that moment terror reigned amongst the population. When they saw the preparations made by the 148th French regiment, there was a general coming and going and it was at this moment that I decided to escape with my family to Ostend but it was not so easy, for before we could get to the railway station we had to walk ten kilometres with whatever we could take with us. At the first village we were told we could not pass through, but we risked it. The obstacles we had to surmount were very great. The whole i length of the way was strewn with trees, which had been cut down and all the carts that could be found in the village had the wheels taken off and were stretched across the road. In the end we got past and started once more on our way after a short rest. We then arrived at a mined bridge and had to make a big round so as not to be in the way of French and Belgian soldiers who were guarding a rail- way bridge. From there, we saw the station in the distance and felt we were saved, for by this we were beginning to feel terribly tired. More obstacles and then we met the Cure of the village and some kind people who helped us on to the right path. After we had thanked them we trudged on and at last found ourselves in th sbtion. Then we got into the train and as ic went slowly out we said good-bye to our dear Dinant which as I write is nothing more than a heap of ruins. Then we arrive at Namur, a stronghold, where we see no one but soldiers. As each train from the direction Liege draws up we see our poor wounded soldiers from the great light going on there. We left Namur and arrived at Brussels. At the North Station there was great commotion, for every train brought its load of wounded. Seeing the people so upset, 1 decided to proceed to Ostend for we badly needed some rest. But this we did not get for long, for on September 5th a detachment of Uhlans made their appearance five kilometres from Ostend. Our gendarmes set out to meet them. During the night an attack was made and the brutes of Germans were re- pulsed with a great number of killed and wounded. They killed five of ours, but in return our side captured a German officer who is at this moment a prisoner in England. The day of the funeral of our men all the population of Ostend attended. At the same time there was great excite- ment over the landing of English Marines. Facing Obtend, lay fourteen battleships which re-assured us for the time. What made us fly to England was the zeppelin which those barbarians one very cahn night brought over Ostend, shooting out deadly bombs which burst with a tremen- dous noise about 11.30 at night. The first burst in the fish market, the second in the garden in front of tlie naval station. another in the Boulogne wood. It was very lucky that no one was struck. These mousrers only succeeded in damaging property. Tit last we went to the Refugee Committee at the railway station who in- sraded us how to get away. The crossing from Ostend to Folkestone was very rough. On our arrival we were met by gentlemen of the Committee ns well as' by kindly- ladies who comforted us and were kindr.ess itself. We shall never forget the recep- tion given us everywhere on our journey. Thanks to all the good ladies who received us so kindly in London and arranged for us to go down to (Viceieth to stay in a de- lightful villa belonging to Mr. Lloyd George. We received the order to be in readiness to leave at half-past nine one morning and a kind lady of the Red Cross came to take us, and we left London at 10.30 for (riecieth. At each stop we were questioned on the events of the war. At last we arrived at Criccieth, after travel- ling eight hours. At the station all the kind ladies of the Committee were waiting for us and in their company, as well as that of Miss Lloyd George, we were taken to the house lent us by Mr. Lloyd George. We thank warmly all the ladies of the Committee, as well as the Scout Master and his Scouts, and all the population of Criccieth who have received us with such Jieartv gcod will and sympathy, and thanks also—ni<i?;y thanks—for the rcceptfon which they gave us. Thanks to all. A thousand times thank you, and may victory soon be ours.—Jules Mannckens. Emile de Vvnck writes:—I have the honour to bring to your notice the fact that I left Malines when the Germans bombarded it for the fifth time. Nearly everyone fled the day after the German brutes entered the town. In terror we rushed to another village. A kindly far- mer hid us in his barn and we lay there on the straw. When we woke we escaped to Duffel. and from there to Bruges, where we arrived at midnight and found the town was all in darkness. Two ladies gave us hospitality and the next day, at a very early hour we went on to Ostend. We stayed there only a quarter-of-an-hour and then took the boat for Folkestone. Every- one gave us food and dainties and when we arrived in London we were taken to St. Giles Home where we stayed four days. Then they sent us down to Criccieth where we have been very kindly received. My wife and I and the baby (Pauline) than kfrom our hearts the ladies of the Committee for all their kindness to us and also the people of Criccieth. I desire to be excused, being a Fleming, for writing such a short account, but I have done all I can to make myself understood Emile de Vynck.
BLAENAU FESTINIOG. The Rev. David Hoskins The Rev. David Hoskins, M.A., minister of Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Church, Carnarvon, has entered on his duties as chaplain to-the Territorial Infantry, the 6th Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, stationed at Northampton. The Welsli services con- ducted by Mr. Hoskins are being greatly appreciated 71 y the large number of Welsh- men- in the battalion, Mr. Hoskins, who was ordained to the ministry in the year 1838, was paster of Bethesda Church, Blaenau Festiniog, before his settlement at Carnarvon as minister of Moriah Church, where the Rev. Evan Jones ministered for many years.. &-w Industry Messrs. Rithards. Bros.' have initiated a new industry in the mak- ing of concrete blocks for the building of houses. It is claimed that besides being cheaper than bricks they will also- prove more durable in wear inasmuch as they tend to become harder and more impervious under the stress of weather conditions. The blocks are made of the best Portland cement and an admixture of sand and shingle. The shingle at Mochras possessing as it does a large proportion of shells for which the district is noted is peculiarly adaptable for the purpose. The blocks have an attractive appearance for front- ages and are made so as to interlock each ether. Should the enterprise prove sue- cessful Messrs. Richards will probably lay i down extensive plant for the manufacture of the blocks in large quantities and that will open out a much-needed additional in- dustry for the district. I PETTY SESSIONS, Thursday, October 8th.- Before G. H. Ellis, Esq.. in the chair; Dr. Vaughan Roberts, Alderman W. P. Evans, J. Vaughan Williams, R. T. Wil- liams, and John Griffith, Esqrs. i Magazine for Explosives Mr. David Breese on behalf of the Ergite Company, applied for the formal assent of the Bench to the establishment of a magazine to store fifteen tons of explosive on a site at I' their works at Penrhyndeudraeth. Mr. Breese said there was at present a maga- zine capable of storing eleven tons, but it was not large enough and Dr. Silberrad, managing director of the Company had found a more suitable and safer site for thei new magazine, which would mean a big expense in the construction of an ap- proach road. As directed by the Court, the application had been duly advertised, the advertisement having appeared for one month in the "Cambrian News." The application was made with the assent of. the Home ^Secretary and as no one had sent objection either to the Clerk or to the applicant sei-exi days before the Court, it was now impossible for anyone to object.- The Chairman asked if the Company was a British Company?—Mr. Breese said he was glad of an opportunity of replying to that question inasmuch as there had been rumours and talk in the county and the adjoining county about the application. He was glad to be able to say that the Company was an entirely British Company, though the name of the Managing Director might possibly be thought to be of some other nationality. Dr. Silberrad and his family, however, were English. In fact he had only been able to find that one of the shareholders was not a Britisher and that gentleman is a Swede.-The Clerk (Mr. Jones Morris): I suppose he is one of the Nobels.—Mr. Brecse: No; he is not one of the Nobels; but I need nor mention his name. He is a gentleman well known. I may also say that a member of the Com- pany is one of the British generals who is now at the front.—The Clerk said several people in Penrhyndeudraeth and Portmadoc had asked him about the appli- cation and he was unable to give them any information further than that the Home Secretary knew all about it and had given his assent to the application. One lady from Portmadoc, in particular, had spoken to him about the matter and had made careful inquiries, since which she had i written him, stating that she was quite satisfied with the result of her in- quiries. observing that it meant the collapse of another small bubble at Portmadoc. (Laughter) A Magistrate asked if the Clerk had inspecteel the site? —The Clerk replied no; but on enquiry he found that the existing magazine if it ex- ploded would affect the whole of Penrhyn- deudraeth, whereas the new magazine would be built in a hollow in the form of a cup, far away from the present site, and an explosion could only affect an area de- void of houses The Bench then assented to the application. Drunk and Disorderly Isaac Roberts, 37, Dorvil-street, Blaenau, quarryman, was charged by P.O. Jenkin Morgan with hav- ing been drunk and disorderly on Septem- ber 26th.—Defendant, who did not appear, was stated to have left for South Wales and was the sole support of his mother.- He W[1\" fined 2s. 6d. with 8s. 6d. costs. Theft of Pears Richard Roberts, High- gate, Festiniog, was charged by P.C. Jones with having stolen eighteen pears of the value of 2s. from Pony-mount, the resi- dence of the Chairman of rhe Bench, who did not sit on the case. Defendant said he had only taken foiy- pears. He went to Penymount to separate the bees and re- hive some of them. He was in drink and took four pears.—The constable said when he charged defendant on the street he had four pears on him.-Defendant was fined 2s. 6d. with 16s. costs.
ately and made an order closing the licensed houses of Criccieth and Portmadoc at ten o'clock at night during the period of the war with a reservation in favour of hotel residents and bona fide travellers. The Chairman added: The Chief Constable has made no recommendation as to later opening in the morning, but the 130nch wish to express their appreciation of the statement made by Mr. John Humphreys on behalf of the licensees and readily give them consent to the closing of the houses I until seven o'clock in the morning. Joined the Colours David Williams, 62, Snowdon-street and Owen Jones, 52, Snowdon-street, were charged by Matthew Speake, gamekeeper in the employ of Mr. R. M. Greaves, Wern, with having tres- passed in pursuit of game. They were also charged with having carried a gun without a licence, and Owen Jones was further charged with selling game without a licence Mr. John Humphreys, who appeared for Mr. Greaves and Mr. Edwards Jones, the county licensing officer, who prosecuted in the licensing summonses, applied for the indefinite adjournment of the case which was agreed to.-Mr. Humphreys explained that the defendants had left Portmadoc to join the colours.- The Chairman: I think they will make ex- cellent men and I am glad they have joined the colours.—Another magistrate remarked that they were splendid shots. Two Charges.-—Hugh Parry. Morfa Bychan, was charged by Matthew Speake, gamekeeper in the employ of Mr. R. M. Greaves, Wern, with having trespassed for game without a licence on farms at Morfa Bychan. He was further charged by J. T. Edwards Jones, county licensing officer, with having carried a gun without a licence Mr. John Humphreys appeared for Mr. Greaves and the only witness was Speake who said. he saw defendant between 5.30 and 6.15 on the morning of September 29th on three different farms. He was on Coedvllyn land when witness approached him fit 6.15 and found him with a gun and a rabbit in his possession. He charged de- fendant and he admitted the offence and asked for pardon remarking that he would be summoned for carrying a gun without a licence unless witness let him off De- fendant admitted that he was looking for rabbits, but pleaded that he was on com- mon land by the seashore which he con- sidered open to all Speake: He was not on common land but inside the fence which Mr. Greaves has put up.—Defendant: It wus on common land which was closed twelve months ago. It has always been free to the public -Speake said "No," adding that defendant had to cross a potato field to get there.—Defendant said times were hard and lie went to look for a rabbit.—Mr. Humphreys: This is the first offence and we only want to put a stop to it The Bench said trespass must "C be stopped; but in view of the respecta- bility of defendant they had decided to dis- miss the case with a strict caution. They wished it to be clearly understood that the decision had nothing to do with the plea of common land. With regard to the other charge, defendant would be fined Is. and 8s. 6d. costs and ordered to take out a licence SPECIAL CONSTABLES. At a special police court on Friday before Mr. Jonathan Davies and other magistrates the following were appointed special constables :•—Messrs. David Rreese, magistrates' clerk; John Humphreys, solicitor; E. R-. Bonner Thomas, George E. Roberts, grocer; Owen Hughes, Lombard-street; David Williams, Ivy House: John 0. Jones, grocer; William Pritchard, Comet Stores; Robert Hughes, joiner; W. A. Pugh, butcher; 0. M. Hoherts; warehouse keeper; Evan Thomas, butcher; John Williams, grocer; John Kyffin, draper; W. J. Watkins, Hebog View; Owen Pritchard, saddler; Richard Jones, dealer'; John Williams, Arvonia; W. J. Evans, watchmaker William Morris Jones, solicitor Owen Williams, Tremadoc E. Gwaha Jones, Dr. H. R. Griffith, E. Christmas Jones, Thomas Pritchard, insur- ance agent; F. Buckingham, Tremadoc David Lloyd, Tremadoc; John Evans, diaper; J. Owaill Hughes, the Glen; the Rev. Price Ellis, Beddgelert; the Rev. J. Jenkins, xiear of Beddgelert; David Jones, schoolmaster, Beddgelert; J. W. Jones, school attendance officer, Beddgelert; R. Newell, Central Buildings, R. J. Purnell, Afallon: the Rev. Ross Hughes, Congrega- tional minister the Rev. J. E. Williams, vicar; R. Jones Lloyd, Llew. Davies, W. E. Parry, Moranedd, the Rev. W. T. Ellis, C.M. minister; William Jones, 9. Snowdon- street; John Gas Jones, Capt. Lloyd, Der- lwyn; the Rev. J. Henry Williams, C.M. minister; R. G. Pritchard, Llwyn Onn; and William Ridley, 66, Cliapel-street. The Chairman explained that power was vested in magistrates under an old Act of Parliament to appoint special constables if the Chief Constable considered that cir- cumstances might arise where a second re- serve of police was needed. The duties of the special constables would be explained to them hy Mr. David Breese, the magis- ti-I cleric, who had enrolled himself as one of them. The special constables were appointed for the whole county. It was hoped that no occasion would arise for their services, but the Bench fully appre- ciated the spirit in which they had come forward. It was gratifying to see such, an excellent body of men coming* forward. The Chief Constable said the special con- stables would act under him; but. they could appoint their own officers. Their duty would be to preserve the public peace and protect life and property in the county. The special constables afterward met and appointed the following as officers: -C,i ilef Officer, Mr. David Breese; captain, Mr. John Humphreys; lieutenants, Dr. Harry R. Griffith, Messrs. George E. Roberts, R,. J. Purnell, W. Morris Jones and J. Gas Jones. Mr. David Breese, in thanking the men for appointing him chief officer, said he was sure they would all come forward to do their duty should need arise. WITH THE COLOURS. The following is a list of men from Portmadoc and neighbourhood who are now serving in different branches of His Majesty's forces. The list has been kindly supplied by the Vicar of Portmadoc: — B" Company 6th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. .Captain R. Griffith, Bodlondeb, Port- madoc; Lieutenant J. R. Bracken; Lieu- tenant J. M. Jones, Ynysfor; Lieutenant T. Whitaker, Portmadoc; Sergeant- Instructor O. Simms; Colour-sergeant B. Evans. 62, Snowdon-street; Sergeant T. O. Ackers, 32, Cbapel-stre?t; Sergeant J. H. Williams, 64. Snowdon-street; Sergeant W. M. Griffiths. 56, Madcc-street; Sergeant J. Jones, 17, Cornhitl; Corporal J. Owen, 9, Raihvay-placc; Corporal D. Jones, 50, g in Snowdon-street; Corporal E. Buckingham, 23, Chapel-street; Lance Ccrporal H. Morris, Ynysgaleh Lance Corporal E. O. Jones, 18, Garth-terrace; Lance Corporal I C. H. McMillan. 43, New-r.treet; Lance Corporal E. J. Evans, 62, Snowdon-street; Llllc Corporal J. Roberts, 18, Glaslyn- street: Lir.nce Corporal R. Edwards, 20, Well-place; Lance Corporal H. J. Griffiths. 56, Madoe-street; Lance Corporal W. Hughes. 12, Snowdon-street; Lance Cor- pcral W. Jones, 10, Church-street; Lance Corporal W. Owen. 9, Railway-place; Lance Corporal P. J. Lewis, 72, Madoc- street Lance Corporal W. Thorpe, 3, East-avenue: Lance Corporal E. J. Gannon, Britannia-terrace; Privates A. H. Ackers, 17, Garth-terrace: F. L. Bucking- ham, 20, East-avenue: T. H. Davies, 8, Railway-place; W. E. Davies, 20, Glaslyn- street; T. Evans, 3, Factory-place, Tro- rr.ndee: A. Edwards, 82, Barrinsrton-rond, Soften Park, Liverpool R. Griffiths, 15, Panteelvii-street, Ystrad Mvuach; G. Hughes. 12, Snowdon-street, Portmadoc; R. Hughes, Tyn'rardd, Tremadoc; J. S. Hng]w", 11, Bank-place, Portmadoc; J. Hughes. 17, Snowdon-street; E. O. Jones, IIS, High-street; 0'. E. Jones, Eiyri-ter- race L. Jones, 3, Railway-terrace, Pen- J. R. Jones, 10, Railway-place, Portmadoc; R. O. Jones, 66, Ma doc-street • E. R. Jones, 23, Smith-street; D. H. Jones, Gas Works; H. Jones, 18, Lombard-street; R. M. Lloyd, 4, Dora-street; W. E. Morris, 2, Glyndwr-terrace, Barmouth; T. J. I Phillips, 58, Madoc-street, Portmadoc; 1. M. Roberts, 42, Snowdon-street; A. G. Roberts, IS, Glaslyn-street; H. Roberts, 18, J. Roberts, 12, Glan- niorfa-terrace, Tremadoc; T. G. Stephen, Lvndale, Fairbourne; R.. Thomas, 52, East avenue, Portmadoc; W. R. Williams, 57. East-avenue; J. E. Davies, Hughendeii Cottages, Portmadoc; M. Williams, 47, Chapel-street, Portmadoc; J. Williams, 25, Snowdon-street: W. Worley, 10, Market- square, Tremadoc; J. T. Jones, 30, High- street; H. Llovd, 4, Dora-street, Port- madoc; R. 0. Griffiths, 25, Chapel-street; W. LI. Thomas, 64, Chapel-strecr; D. A. Jones, 17, Madoc-street; R. T. Owen, 102, Wynn-road, Blaenau Festiniog; R. Wil- liams, 9, Garth-terrace, Portmadoc; C. J. Morgan, 103. Birch Grove, Porth, Rhon- dda; A. Vaughan, 77. Castle-street, Oswestry; R. T. Evans, 3, Railway-terrace, Afoiiwen, Chwilog; E., R. Hughes, 17, Dublin-street. Tremadoc; H. J. Hughes, Bryncynan Bodfcan-road, Pwllheli; D. Tiyke. Hillside, Trefonen, Oswestry; A. E. Griffiths, Alma-terrace, Shrewsbury Field. Sbifnal; J. Hughes, 2, Sawmill-terrace. Portmadoc; C. James, 7, Lombard-street, Portmadoc; W. F. James, 7, Lombard- street, Portmadoc; J. P. Jones, 29, Madoc- street; Tbadens Jones, Chapel-street; o. J. Evans, Penrhynllwyd, Glanpwll, Blaenau Festiniog; G. Gilbert, 69, Palewell Park East Shepn, Richmond; M. R. Jones, 7, Railway-place, Portmadcc; E. Jones, 21, Bryntirion, Bethesda; S. Roberts, Nant- mount, Capel Graig, Bangor; J. O. Roberts, Briarwood, Capel Graig, Bangor; E. P. Davies, Police Station, Bontnewydd, Carnarvon; G. M. Jones, 298, Carnarvon- road, Banger; R. L. Jones, 5, Clarence- street, Euston-road, Bangor; H. P. Jones, Elwy House, Llanrwst; W. G. Williams, 11, Glaslyn-street, Portmadoc; G. H. Roberts, Moffat House; O. J. Griffith, 25, Chapel-street; R. Roberts, 15, New- streets; Ernest Jones, 7, Britannia- place; E. Evans, 5, Madoc-street; W. Evans, 57, Chapel-street; A. Ridley, 66, Chapel-street; G. Owen, 15, Dora-street; J. Roberts, 42, Snowdon-street; J. Jones, 53, Chapel-street; H. C. Hughes, Harlech Temperance; H. Davies, 1, Cadnant- terrace, Carnarvon; T. Williams, 2, T'ygwyn Buildings, Barmouth; T. Williams, Park Farm, Llanfrothen; J. Murray, 54, Chapel- street, Portmadoc; T. Williams, Pentre- gaer, Oswestry; John Piercy, 18, Dora- -E- Evan Lewis Croker, 3, Treflys-ter- raee; Hugh Pugh Owen, 10, Osmond-lane; Alun Roberts, Teigl House; Thomas Jones, Mountain View. Morfa Bychar. R.A.M.C I)r. Arfor Jones and Nurse A. Ellis, Portmadoc; Llewelyn Lloyd Jones, Manchester and Dora-street. Royal Ministers Captain Drage. 11th Battalion R.W.F Commandant, Colonel the Hon. Ulrich de R. B. Roche, formerly of Nantgwynant. South Wales Borderers Osborne Lloyd Jones, Cardiff and Dora-street. Special Reserves J. Pritchard Penycei, Portmadoc; W. Francis, 9, Cornhill. National Reserves Captain C. E. Breese; Privates H. ones, 7, Britannia-terrace, Portmadoc; E. B. Evans, -uaenotteren, Portniadocj E. Morgan, 36, Chapel-street, onmadoe; j R. Edwards, 36, Chapel-street, Poi-tina(lo(- R. Morgan, Borth-y-gest; J. Fraser, Slated Works, Portmadoc; J Jones, Chapel-street; H. Hughes, Llys Caradog; D. Hughes, 51, Cliapel-street; John E. Jones, 10, Madoc- street; Wm. Jones, Ship Inn John Hughes Snowdon-street; Rowland Jones, Glaslyn- street Daniel Morris, fruiterer; Owen Jones, 52, Snowdon-street, Portmadoc; David Lloyd, printer, Tremedoc; Robert Williams, printer, Tremadoc; Robert Thomas, 12, Back Snowdon-street; John Williams, Britannia Inn; David W.'jiams, 62. Snowdon-street; William Williams, Holyhead Griffith Jones, 29, Madoc-street; William Williams, Britannia-place. Musketry Instructor. Sergeant R. Vaughan Humphreys. Royal Naval Reserve.— Lieutenant Goronwy Owen, 4, Garth-terrace, Port- madoc; W. T. Payne, 2. Limekiln-lane, Portmadoc; J. G. Jones, 10, Madoc-street-; H. Jones, 54. Chapel-street; R. H. Roberts, 15, Cornhill; H. F. Roberts, 11, Sea View-terrace, Borth-y-gest; E. R. Humph revs, Bor thf ech a n. Royal Garrison Artillery Second Lieu- tenant R. E. Owen, 117, High-street, and Gunner Herbert Thomas, Glyndwr. iV-nbighshire Yeomanry Major F. Lloyd, Priestly; Trooper E. A. Jxncs, 51, East-avenue, Portmadoc. Public Schools Battalion Private George Thomas, Glyndwr, Portmadoc. St. John Ambulance J. Jones (junior), 13, Garth-terrace, Portmadoc; R. E. Owen, 27, Cliapel-street, Portmadoc; David Jones, 21, Dora-street; AV. Williams, Tre- madoc; D. Pugh, Minffordd; Ithpl Davies, Bryneirian; R. M. D'avies, 8, Railway- place. West Hampshire Regiment.—G. M. Ash- more. 6th R.W.F., Pwllheli Co W. Breen Turner. New Sixth Battalion R.W.F., grant- Major J. T. Hammond. Canadian Expeditionary Fore-e.-Lieu- tenant Ernest Owen, 117, High-street. Portmadoc. 23rd. R.W.F W. G. Williams, railway porter; John Hughes, joiner; Robert Cassels; motor mechanic; Josiah Pritchard, Penmorfa Richard Griffiths, Pencae, Port- madoc; Thomas Roberts, Portinorwic, sailor: David Jones, Madoc-street. 7th Batallion R.W.F. (Montgomery- shire) Territorial Force—Lieutenant E. Andrewes. First King's Liverpool Regiment, Owen Jones, late of Mr. S. W. Buck, l*j tn auoc. CRICCIETH TERRIERS. The Criccieth contingent of "B" Com- pany, 6th R.W.R. includes:—Sergeant S. Owen. 1, Dinas-t-erraee, Criccieth; Cor- poral W. Jones, 3, New-street, Pentre- felin; Lance Corporal A. N. Davies, Bron- eifion Loelge, Criccieth; Lance Corporal J. Hughes, 2, Chapel-terrace, Criccidl) Lance Corporal H. E. Jones, Waverley, Criccieth; Lance Corporal J. A. Thomas, 34, Castle-street, Criccieth. Privates T. j A. Burnell, 4, Parciau-terrace, Criccieth; W. J. Davies, 187, Stanley Park-avenue. Anfiekl, Liverpool; D. T. Lloyd, Merllyn Crossing, Criccieth; E. Morris, Tynddol, Llanystumdwy; J. V. Ellis, Bay View, Criccieth R. Roberts, 13, Marine-terrace, Criccieth G. R. Jones, The Elms, Pentre- felin: LI. Roberts, Ty'nllech Bach, Pentre-. felin; R. E. Owen. 11, Castle-square, Criccieth J. Williams, Ivy Cottage, Cric- cieth W. Ellis, Tanvcraig, Criccieth; J. F. J ones, Plasgwilym. Criccieth; E. Jones, Abermarchiiad, Criccieth; J. C. Burnell, 4, Parciau-terrace, Criccieth; D. J. Wil- liams, 1, Tvn-y-Geleist, Criccieth. Lieutenant Richard Lloyd George and Lieutenant Gwilym Lloyd George, two sons of the Chancellor, are also attached to the 6th Battalion, R.W.F.