-u_ Cbe Passing of nr. iRcrcuith tuans. The funeral, which was a private one, of Mr Meredith Evans took place last Thursday. The Revs. Davies-J ones, Pontsbury, and P. H. Lewis conducted the service at Lawrenny Lodge, while the Revs. Z. Mather and W. Giandwr- Morgan officiated at the graveside. Wreaths were sent by All from Law- renny," Mr and Mrs Graham, Glan- william Shop Susannah Pierce Mr and Mrs J. Evans, 12, Porkington Terrace The English Congregational Church "to its faithful Messrs Evans and Williams were the undertakers. Mr Meredith Evans was in many ways a very interesting personality. He was a native of Ebenezer, Carnarvon- shire, but as a young man went out to California during the war between the North and South and was enlisted on the North a fact which he often related to his friends and always added with significance but was in no active service or else I might not be here to tell the tale. However some forty-three years ago he returned to the Home-land and c-i settled in the district, working in the Arthog quarry. Later he and his wife engsged in business in which they were very suc- cessful at first in High Street, and in turn at the Richmond Hotel, and Bux- ton House. Then some five years ago he removed to Epworth Terrace, and latterly to Lanrenny Lodge, where as was reported in our last issue he passed away after two days illnass. Mr Evans was a member of the first District Council, but his powers did not lie in this direction, he was a silent member of Society, and as such did pos- sibly more for the common weal than many who loom large in the public eye. He was a Conservative in politics, but never aspired to be one of its public advocates, but in his own way amongst his friends was not afraid to declare his convictions. He was a truttee & devoted deacon cf English Congregational Church, and its treasurer for more than twenty years. His devotion and faithfulness to the cause was proverbial, both amongst the members and visitois who will greatly miss his prominent figure as sidesman. On Sunday evening last a memorial service was held at the English Congre gational Church. The pulpit was heavily draped, which was much relieved by the beautiful white flowers. Mr by the '?.)e,,tLitifLI 1 wliit, 1.1(-I,wei,c,. Mu Cross," &c., For ever with the Lord," &c., were beautifully rendered by the congregation. The Pastor (Rev. W. Glandwr Morgan) chose for his text, "Thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty," 1 Samuel xx. 18. In the course of his remarks the Pastor pointed out that Mr Meredith Evans will be missed in his home, which be loved so ardently, and by his devoted wife, whom he so affectionately con- sidered in all things. A very marked feature of the home was the daily read- ing of the Bible at the breakfast table. Meredith was never ashamed to read the Bible aloud, a custom which would profit the homes of our town. Mr Evans would be missed by the town which he dearly loved, for in it he had been suc- cessful as a tradesman, and bad formed a large circle of friends and many whom he had been priveleged to help. In the Church he would be -greatly missed, because he was always there summer and winter, rain and sun- shine. He would be missed by his fellow deacons, by the middle-aged, and especially by the children whom it was his delight to Lelp. He was a mau of one book, the Bible, He knew little or nothing of modern literature, but ever tried to base his conduct from the good old Book. Miss Jennie Evans, the organist at I | the close played the Dead March, the | congregation standing. Thus, was brought to the close a memorable service for one who had given the greater part of the last 25 years of his life to the English Congregational Church. May the divine protection rest gently on his tgeci and beloved widow in her sore bereavement. May there be light at eventide."
gut lilcmovium. In fond and loving memory of my dear Brother, RICHARD EVANS, who died at Sea July 16th, 1901. We did not know your end was near, we did not see you die, We only know you passed away and never said good-bye. Sadly m issed by bis sister, Aeifor Cottnge, SARAH. Barmouth. In loving memory of my dear uncle, JOHN EVANS, Gianymor, Barmouth, who fell asleep in JESUS, on Sunday, 8th day of July, 1906. May he rest in peace, until the day dawns And shadows flee away. E.J.
PLACE NAMES OF BARMOUTH [CONTINUED] Barmouth, being a town situated at the mouth of a ri ver, naturally has several piace-names connected with river and sea. The word Barmoutb is an anglicized form of Abermaw, which is a shortened form of Abermaw- ddach, "The Estuary of the Mawddach." Abermaw has been further contracted into Bermo, a form which is found in Welsh Literature as early as the 14th century. Welsh people always name our town in speech Bermo." Our parish, contrary to custom, takes its name, not from a saint, but from a river— Llanaber the "Church of the Estuary," so called, no doubt, because the Maw- ddach formerly entered the sea near Llanaber Church. The element ber in aber is cognate wi tb L. fero—I bear compare W. Lleufer—Lightbearer, E. Luciffer. Other place-names with the word aber in them are Glanaber (glan- side or brink). Moi,se,t (cognate with L. mare and E mere) is also a common element in our place-names, as the following list shows :—Aeifor fael—J)row or coast)- Sea-Coast; Glanymor-sea shore; Glas- for (glas—blue) Blue Sea; Glanglasfor —Edge of the Blue Sea Minfor and Minymor (min—edge or brink)Sea Brink; Bryny-mor (bi,yn -bill)-The Hill of the Sea; iniorlais (ilais-voice)'-Sea mur- mur; Morawel (breeze) -Sea Breeze; Ynysfor (ynys-island) The Sealsland Craigmor (craig—crag) Sea Crag Llys- arfor (Ilys-court or mansion, arfor—on or closeto the sea)—Abode near the Sea; Talarfor (tal-end) Overlooking the sea Morfa (fa-place or field, compare Machyolletb-tbe place of Cynllaith)- Marsh. A more poetical word for sea in Welsh is "aig," which is found in the following nim es Fi,on a;. --Slope on the sea; Tremaig (trem—sight or view) Sea View Glanaig and Talaig, One would also expect the word wave (Welsh ton) to be drawn upon for place-names. From what is given -above, our readers can easily translate these names literally:—Tremydon,Glan- ydon, Minydon, Aelydon, Talydon. Perhaps the most interesting name of the sea group" is Glan y werydd In Welsh y Werydd" now stands sometimes for the open sea, but more often for the Atlantic Ocenn. Up to the 19th century, however, it meant the Irish Sea. Iwerydd was the old Welsh name for Ireland, and the genitive case gave us Iwerddon, the modern name of Erin.
WAriTED, WANTED, — APPRENTICE. G r o- W cet'ya.nd Provisions. Opportu- j nity occurs for a smart boy to learn above trade. Indentures, no premium. Wages paid. Apply by letter to Star Supply Stores, Barmouth. A YOUNG WIDOW requires situ?- A,. tion (iight) for 8 months. Apply, Adve,,ti,eL? Omce. A PARTMEMTS.—Sitting Room and J..1 Two Bedrooms. Terms moderate. Apply.—Mrs. Wynncr Arthog. LOST. LOST on Thursday evening a small Gold BROACH with Black Enamel and Crystal Centre. Reward. Apply—Miss Morris, 3, Marine Terrace.
i BARMOUTH. Cricket.—Yesterday (Wednesday) the Rev. W. E. Jones, M.A., Aber House, and Mr Henry Freeman, Glanmeon, as- sisted the Dolgelley Cricket Club, who were playing the Jesuits at Dolgelley 2 Success.—Miss G wen fro n Hugbes) youngest daughter of the late Dr and Mrs Hughes, Glynhefin, has passed successfully the examination of the Associated Board, Lower Division, re- cently held at Howell's School, Denbigh. Lloyd Jones & Co., Nysfor, Park Road wish to inform the public that they have commenced business in Gent's suits, Ladies'costumes, rain coats, etc. Every satisfaction in style, fit and material, guaranteed. Advt Begging.At a special police court held on Friday, George Wheeler and Robert Thompson were brought up in custody, and charged by P C Oliver C Davies with begging on the Llanaber Road. Both pleaded guilty, and were sent to prison for 11 days. Preaching.—The services at St. David's Church were conducted last Sunday by che Rev. W E Jones, M.A., Aber House, now Vicar of St. Mary's Church, Oswestry. The pulpit at Caer- salem Chapel was occupied last Sunday by the Rev. Z Mather. Obituary.—The death took place on Thursday last of Mr Williams, Caegwian Farm, near Barmouth, at the age of 64 years. Deceased was well known by a number of the Barmouth inhabitants and highly respected. The funeral took place at Llanaber Churchyard on Saturday. Mr Richard Roberts, Ivy House, acted as undsrtaker. Books of Interest to Visitors and Others.— Marianne Farningham in Her Welsh Home," with portrait of the eminent authoress and her Barmouth Home. Also Bunyan Yesterday and To-day," a tale that has thrilled the ages. Special references to the dedica- tion of the Bunyan Memorial Window in Westminster. Both books by W. Glandwr Morgan. May be bad of all booksellers in the town.—Adv. Died on Roadside.—On Monday Mr. William Frederick Holt, 4G years of age, a native of Leicester, who was em- ployed by Crossfield's, Soap Manufac- urer's, died on the roadside a little be- yond Llanaber Church. It appears that deceased who was accompanied by four other fellow workers left Barmouth on Monday with a had cart which con- tained soap for selling purposes. After proceeding as far as Llanaber the de- I ceased was seen to fall to the ground, iand his comerades at once went to his j assistance,, but be immediately passed away. Dr J 0 Williams, who happened ] to be passing at the time was soon in attendance, and certified that death was ( due to heart failure. The body was afterwards removed to the public mor- tuary. The deceased leaves a widow and two children. -U_m- --=-=- | Holiday Teaching.—Mr W. H. Wood- ward (organist and choirmaster of All Saints English Church, Bordighera, Italy), is prepared to give music lessons with conversational HaHan during the season. Mr Woodward will also be pleased to accept engagements for accompanying the violin or duett reading. Terms on application, Jubi- lee Rd., Barmoutb.-Adv. Journalism .-M,,i ti, friends of Mr D. W. Davies, brother of our respected townsman Mr H. R. Davies, draper and outfitter, will be pleased to learned that his only daughter, Miss Blodwen Davies (17 years of nge), has been appointed the sociai editor of the "Times Jour- nal," Fort William, Canada. No doubt Miss Davies will make her mark in the literary world, having been appointed to such an important post at so early an age. We wish her every success. Thunder-storm.—On Saturday after- noon one of the severest thunder-storms witnessed for many years passed over the town and neighbourhood. The lightning struck the shop window of W T Catherwood on the Promenade, The shop was full of visitors at the time, who had gone there for shelter, and were greatly alarmed. Damage was also done to a tower at Ty'rgraig several parties of visitors from Bar- mouth were caught in the midst of the sform whilst climbing Cader Idris, and had a most thrilling experience. Special Police Court.—At a special police court held on Tuesday morning, before T. W. Piggott, Esq. (presiding), Alderman T. Martin Williams and Rhys Jones, Esqrs., Humphrey Ellis was brought up in custody and charged by Inspector Ben Evans will having stolen one bag of chaff, the property of Mr John Hugh Davies. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was bound over to come up for judgement if called upon and to pay the costs. The Chairman, in giving the Bench's decision said, were it not for the appeal of Mr J. H. Davies, on behalf of the defendant, who was in his employ, to deal loniently with him, the Bench would have dealt more severely with the defendant. Merionethshire Sanatorium Com- rrtittee.-A meeting of the above Com- mittee was held at the Police Station on Monday afternoon under the chair- manship of Dr John Jones, Dolgelley. Mr D W Evans, chief director of the King Edward VII vVelsb National Memorial Association, had sanctioned their approval to the Talybont site for a county hospital, but having regard to a very generous offer of a free site in an- other part of the county, it was decided that a small committee should visit that site, together with other.sites offered in the county, but it. was clearly understood that the Committee did not give up the site at Talybont, notwithstanding the decision to visit the other sites. Art Picture Houee.—This popular place of amusement is a source of great attraction to the holiday-makers, and large audiences are to be seen nightly enjoying the pictures. Another item on the programme which the audience appreciates is the pianoforte playing of Miss Harriet Greenwood. Hundreds who have visited the Picture House are delighted with the pianoforte selections given by this talented musician each night, and on many occasions she has to re-appear, which is a substantial proof that her playing is of a high order. We are given to under- stand that Mr Walters has engaged Miss Greenwood for the season, and no doubt she will prove a great attraction. Although only fifteen years of age, Miss Greenwood has won the following prizes for pianoforte playing :-lst prizewinner at the Morecambe Musical Festival, and third prize; 1st prize- I winner at the Lytham Musical Festival, and second prize; 2nd prizewinner at the Blackpcol Musical Festival, and third prize.