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Personal.- Amongst the numerous visitors in our midst we notice the winsome personality of the Rev. W. Mottram of the Memorial Hall, Farring- don Street, London. Mr Mottram is I the grandnephevv of Adam Bede and nephew of the famous authoress, "George Elliott," whom we reckon amongst the moat illustrious daughters of Wales. Funeral.—The funeral of the late Mr Willie Williams, Ceylon House, took place on Thursday afternoon at Llan- aber Churchyard, when the Rev. E. Afonwy Williams and the Rev. Gwynoro Davies officiated. Many manifestations of sympathy were expressed and as a last tribute of respect for the deceased, blinds were drawn in almost every bouse passed by the cortege. Wreaths were sent by the following :—Father, Mother, and Brother; Uncle and Cousin, St. r Ann's; Uncle and Auntie, Rose Hill; Mr and Mrs J. N. Roberts, Ibverllga; Nurse Roberts, King's Crescent; Mr and Mrs Francis Morris, and Master Robert Ellis Morris, St. Ann's; Mr and Mrs D. E. Davies, St. Ann's; Mr and Mrs E. R. Davies, Glany werydd Mr and Mrs Wellings, Cumberland Place Mrs James, Central Buildings; Teacher and Sunday School Class; Employees— Lizzie, James, Wellings, and Hainge. The duties of undertakers were carried out by Messrs Evans and Williams The Art Picture Hall.-The excellence of the programmes which Mr Walters is submitting continues to attract plenty of patrons despite the warm weather and many of the counter attractions. For the opening night this week a very stirring programme was given, including the Kalem Star picture The girl and the gamester" a fine production in two reels. Another picture that took well was the Rex DramEL "The Wayward Sister." A novelty in the way of films was the Kineto "Wonders of plant life" which provides a number of interesting pic- tures of plant life, including some close views which are quite remarkable. The comic element was provided by the Vitagraph "Wrong Pair," and the Kalem What- the doctor ordered." For to- night and the week end we are promised the K. B. great drama 'The green shadow," and the Vitagraph "When society calls," and also a grand film of Venice, which is sure to prove very attractive. Other films are What her diary told," When love loves out," and "The new gown." A very pleasing feature of this week is the piano playing of Miss Greenwood. It is her first ap- pearance in Barmouth, and her charm- ing performance quite delighted the audiencp. A young, player of such promise should be encouraged to develop her undoubted talent, and she should make her mark. The high class charac- ter of the music and the excellent man- ner in which it was rendered speaks volumes for her wonderful gift. Mr. Walters is to be congratulated on hav- ing provided such a splendid accom- panist County School Governors.—A special meeting of the above Governors was held on Monday afternoon. Present:— the Rev. David'Davies (chairman), Mrs Gwynoro Davies, the Rev. Gwynoro Davies, Alderman T. Martin Williams,- Mr J óbn Morgan, and Mr Lewis Jones, with Mr E. D. Jones, M.A., headmaster. -Miss Mary Davies, B.A., Harlech, was appointed to the vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Mills, B.A. Miss Mary Davies, who is an old pupil of the school, gained high honours in her degree examinations at the University College Bangor and has of late been teaching in South Wales.—A letter was read from Mr Gelly, science master at the School, resigning his appointment. It was decided to advertise for a suc- cessor to commence duties in September at the commencing salary of £ 110.— When the question of appointing a suc- cessor to Miss Mills was considered, the Rev. David Davies retired from the meeting and the chair was taken by the Rev. Gwynoro Davies. Lloyd Jones & Co., Nysfor, Park Rand, wish to inform the public that they have commenced business in Gent's suits, Ladies' costumes, raW coats, etc. Every satisfaction in sfyle, fit and material, guaranteed. Ad t County Council Election.—On Sat rr- day last, a by-election took place toll a vacancy in the South Ward for a selt on the Merioneth County Council. 1 ie result of the poll was Mr Robert \V. Jones, Meiiion House, 152; Mr R. G. Moore, Lion Hotel, 56. The number that voted was 209, and there was one spoilt vote. The duties of returning officer were carried out by Mr Guthrie Jones, Dolgelley, assisted by Mr R. Llewelyn Owen. Guessing Competition.—The prize of RI Is., in a guessing competition held at Compton Stores, on Saturday, last, was won by Mr Evan J. Williams, Wal- sall House. The second prize was won by Mr John Thomas Roberts, Albion House, and the third by Mr HarryfKirk, the comedian. The competition was guessing the weight of a piece of Stork Margarine." Scholastic Success.—An examination for Free Places at the County School was held on Saturday, June 20th, when 31 candidates drawn from all the schools of the district sat. Out of five Free Places, we arc glad to state that Barmouth scholars succeeded in taking three. The name of the successful candidates are:—Ceinwen Felstead, 1st on the list; Albert E. Howell,second on the list and Herbert Dempsey, fourth on the list. The result reflects great credit on the pupils, and on their teachers at the Council School. Harriage.- A very pretty wedding took place at the village of Festiniog on Friday last, between Mr Willie Jones, the son of Mr Pierce Jones, Pengwern Villa (the chief Conservative Agent for Merionethshire), and Miss Pritcbard, daughter of Mr Pritchard, Llanddein- iolen (niece to Mrs Dr. Parry, Bont- newydd, Carnarvon. The bride was attended by the bridegroom's sisters, Miss Sally Jones, The Hand Hotel, Llangollen, and Miss Gladys Jones, Royal Hotel, Barmoutb. The best man was Mr James Harding. The Royal Magnets.—A French phil- osopher once said that unless he had laughed through it, he considered the day lost. On this theory there was no time lost at The Magnets 3rd special concert of the season on Friday last. Time passes, changes occur in the pub- lic taste, new forms of entertainment are introduced, but The Magnets con- tinue to hold grip on the public not- withstanding these. Sir Edward Pare was in his usual good form on this occasion. The various parts played by Sir Edward during the evening again proved him to be a character actor of unique power. Mr. Harry Bowden gave an excellent account of his new military song, and his share during the per- formance was admirably done. That screamingly funny comedian Mr. Harry Kirk, worked extremely hard during the evening. His new character song The Fireman" kept ttie audience in fits of laughter. The able pianist, Mr. Bobby Fraser did his share in first class style, and his new song "My Monty Carlo Maid"—a very pretty number- was very well received. Mr. Harry Slatter sang The sergeant of the line" splendidly. This artist's varied ex- perience proves him to be a great acquisition to the company. The Mag- nets this season are producing some very fine concerted numbers. The new I ones on Friday were warmly received by an appreciative audience. The two sketches were both highly amusing. The last entitled The Broken Statue" was excruciatingly funny thanks to Mr. Harry Kirk, who played the principal part in his usual inimitable style. I am sure the large audience present > thoroughly enjoyed a well varied enter- tainment. I