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MERIONETHSHIRE COUNTY GOVERNING BODY. A meeting of the Merionethshire County Govern- ing Body was held at Barmouth on Friday when there were present Messrs H. Haydn Jones (Towyn), Professor Ellis Edwards (Bala), Professor E. Edwards (Aberystwyth), Dr Edward Jones (Dolgelley), Dr Hughes (Bala), Mrs Price, Mrs Burron, R. O. Jones, Andrew Roberts, and E. P. Jones (Festiniog), A. Osmond Williams (Penrhyn- deudraeth), W. Parry Evans (Festiniog), Evan Jones (Bala), John Adams (Barmouth), and J. T. Phillips (Corwen), together with Mr R. Jone3 Griffith (clerk), Mr D. H. Davies (headmaster, Towyn),and Mr F. P. Dodd (headmaster, Festiniog). THE NEW CHAIRMAN. Mr R. O. JONES proposed that Mr Osmond Williams be elected chairman for the ensuing year in succession to Dr Edward Jones. Dr Jones had been the first chairman of the County Council and had done his work exceedingly well. The County Governing Body were fortunate in securing his services as the first chairman, and as Mr Osmond Williams had been the second chairman of the Council it was but right that he should be elected second chairman of the Governing Body, and he (Air Jones) felt certain he would prove himself a worthy successor to Dr Jones. Mr Osmond Williams had shown himself a true friend of educa- tion and bad subscribed liberally towards the schools. Dr EDWARD JONES seconded and said he felt certain Air Osmond Williams would make an excel- lent chairman. The motion was put to the meeting and carried unanimously. Rev EL LIS EDWARDS rose to express the thanks of the authority to the retiring chairman for the very impartial and excellent manner in which he bad presided over the meetings which had excited the admiration of all the members. Mr OSMOND WILLIAMS very heartily seconded and said they had been very fortunate in securing so able a chairman as Dr Edward Jones. He had been the first chairman of the County Council and had done his work so well that he (Mr Williams) had very little to do when he undertook the duties of office. He would take that opportunity also of thanking them for the honour they had that day conferred upon him by electing him chairman of the County Governing Body, and succeeding Dr Edward Jones as he did, he felt certain he would find the work easy. The vote of thanks was carried with acclamation and Dr EDWARD JONES suitably responded. THE SCHOLARSHIPS. Professor Edwards (Aberystwyth) suggested that inasmuch as only two women had taken advantage of the scholarships offered for dairy instruction at Aberystwyth College, the number of men's scholar- ships be increased to eight for agricultural courses in order to make np the ten offered. Mr. E. P. JONES paid he felt certain that a large number of women from each district would avail themselves of these scholarships if they had known of them. He was afraid that sufficient notice had not been given or else more names would have been sent in. He suggested that a request be sent to all the members of the Local Governing Body, asking them to make enquiries and report. Dr. HUGHES seconded, and this was agreed to. HEADMISTRESS OF BALA SCHOOL. Professor EDWARDS said that a special committee had met to consider the applications sent in for the headmistress-ship of the Bala School. Two appli- cants had appeared before them, and the committee had arranged that they should be brought before the Governing Body, but the committee strongly recom- mended Miss Bickley, of Blaenau Festiniog. After some discussion, Miss Bickley was appointed THE TOWYN SCHOOL. The Clerk having submitted a bill of £ 54 5s. Id. for the conveyancing of the Towyn School, Mr. H. HAYDN JONES expressed surprise that the bill should be so heavy. He proposed that a sub-corn- mittee be appointed to go through it. Mr. W. PARRY EVANS seconded, and the motion was carried, the Chairman, Mr. Haydn Jones, and Mr. Parry Evans being appointed as such com- mittee. FIXED DATES OF MEETINGS. The Hon. C. II. Wynn, of Rug, had wired, ex- pressing his inability to attend, and asking Dr. Edward Jones to move a motion standing in his name regarding holding the meetings on a fixed date. It was resolved, after some discussion, that the meetings be held on the third Thursday in the quar- ter at Barmouth, aod to commence from October next.