II -n:It\Ct,¡'. Widi1: V W TEA DUTY ￼ Tea has advance 3d. per lb. I am in a position to sell reasonable orders at the old prices until Dec. 10th, NOTE THE ADDRESS: EDWARD WILLIAMS, CEYLON HOUSE, BARMOUTH. Forthcoming Events Free insertions under this coltmn to all those who bring in their PrinAn on all Forth-coming Events. DECEMBER. 4th.— Grand Concert at the Pavilion. 25Lb (Christmas Day)—Baptist Chapel Annual Concert. 25th.—Dyffryn Cbait. Eisteddfod. Advertise in the "-bar- mouth Advertiser." It I will pay you.
CORRESPONDENCE. THE WAR. To the Editor. bir,— The Christmas presents which the children of the United States of America are sending to the children of the belligerent. nations in Europe have arrived in this country -and consist, mainly of warm clothing. They are intended primarily for the children made orphans by the War, but it seems pro- bable that there will be gifts- available for many other children of men at the Front and of Sailors in active service. May I therefore make an urgent appeal to the Ministers of the various churches in the town to supply me wit.h the names and addresses of children of non- commissioned officers and men residing ic the district, whether of British or Belgian Nationality, whose fathers or guardians are, or have been, on active service abroad. If each minister will become responsible for his own church, a complete list will be secured for trans- mission to the Clerk of the Merioneth County Council on Monday next. Faithfully yours, R. LLEWELYN OWEN. P.S. The age limit of children is: girls under 16 boys under 14. IX-—rr-r n irT-nr- i
j „—„— LA BELGIQUE AYANT LA GUERRE. Le triste sort qLii' frappe La Belgique doit etre deplore snrtout par ceux qui ont eejourne pcadnnt quelqne temps en ce malheureux pays. La nation beige avait, malgre sa petite population un commerce et une Industrie fleurissants, le port d'Anvers etant un des plus importants du monde, et des centaines de miiliers de personncs vivaienfc de .situations commerciales et industrielles. Les conditions de la vie étaient plus favorables qu 'en Angleterre ou en France ou point de vue de la cherte c'esb pourquoi un si grand nomlre d'etrangers habitaient en Belgique. La necessite de la connaissance des langues etrangeres e'tait plus imperieuse dane nn pays comme la Belgique, carrefour des grandes nations europeeanes, que partout ailleurs. II y avait deux langues nationales le francais et le neerlandais mais la plupart des flamands connaissai- ent le francais. Pour I'étudiant des arts la Belgique etait un pays bien interessant l'ecole flamande representee surtout dans les musees d'Anvers et de Bruxelles et les magnifiques e'difices du moyen-Ageil ne faub que citer la ville de Bruges, Anvers, la 11 Gi-ande Place a Bruxelles la rendait celebre dans tout le monde. Bruxelles, la capitale, surtout avait ou heureusement a des attractions uniques, comme le Palais de Justice, l'eglise^St. Gudule et I' Hotel de Ville. En somme la Belgique e'tait un pays heureux et prosp^r^nt et n'entretenait aucune baiue contre le pays qui 1' a si eruellcmont trompe. L.B.
IIVITII THE BARMOUTH | TERRITORIALS I AT NORTHAMPTON. I TRIP TO INDIA CANCELLED. Northampton, Tuesday, Dec. 1st. Instead of being on the high seas, making our voyage to India, as we were told we should be, we are still at North- ampton,. much to our chagrin. No reason is given why the voyage is can- celled, so we must take it in good part. It came as a great disappointment to most of us, when we were told so. We had been looking forward to have to do our little share in the present great con- flict, by relieving the present Garrison in India, who are regular soldiers and better trained to take the arduous task of going to the Front. Put it was not 10 bo so, at least it was'nt so. Our aerial castles werconce again demolished Great expectations, bringing not small, but no realisations. The trained men (those who have gone through the firing course) of our Battalion, amongst whom are many of Barmouth's young men, left here at 2 a.m. on Monday morning for Slow- market, near Ipswich. And from letters received here, they are not having an easy time of it. All the recruits have been left behind under the charge of Uilpt. D, Oswald Davies, and this week we expect to do some military practice, which we have not done previously. Now that the voyage to India has been cancelled, we shall have to bid farewell again when the time comes that we are really to depart. It pleased us here greatly to read Mr John Jones' letter in your last issue. Indeed Barmouth is treating the men it sendsfup majestically, and is an incen- i live for others to join. Winter and its discomfort is now set- ting in, but we have nothing to com- plain of, for if the weather is inclement we soon get dismissed, and we are not in the least put to undue hardship. R.H.R.
￼ XMAS & TATIONERY Now is the time to order PrivateXmasCards L ateht designs, variety and cbeapness as usual. Sample books free on appli- cation. J. EVANS A NEPHEW, Stationers, HIGH STREET Barmouth,
I j Mary's Gift Book. We have received from the publishers, Messrs. Hodder and Stoughton, St. Paul's House, Warwick Square, London, E. C., a copy of Princes Marys Gift Book.AIl profits from the sale are going to the Queen's Work for Women Fund, which is acting in con- junction with the National Relief Fund, and we understand that the demand has been so enormous that over a quarter of a million copies have been disposed of to the booksellers and news- agents of the country before publica- tion. At the price of 2/6 net this is pro- bably the most wonderful volume ever placed on the market. From the frontispiece portrait of Princess Mary specially painted for the book, facing Her Royal Highness' thanks to "those Authors and Artists who have so genero i^iy contributed to my Gift Book," lo the last page, with its delight- ful illustration by E. J. Sullivan, tbe book is full of beauty and charm. Princess Mary has recently honoured J. J. Shannon, R.A., with sittings for the portrait which is specially painted for her Gift Book, and which forms the frontispiece to that work. Quite apart from the object for which it is published, Princess Mary's Gift Book is a volumelwhich appeals to all. Every member of the family will find'pleasure injtsjipages. It is indeed a volume which every household will treasure, one which, for years to come, will serve as a worthy momento of what the Empire-wrought for the women who suffered through the ravages of the great war. Princess Mary's Gift Book, Price 2/6 ii,ali, oi all booksellers, bookstalls and newsagents everywhere. PostagetSd. extra. Published by Hodder & Stoughton, St. Paul's House, Warwick Square, London, E.C.
Seion Young People's Society.—A meeting of the Seion Young People's Society was held on Wednesday even- ing, Nov. 25th. The Pastor, Rev. Edwin Jones, presided. An exceptionally good programme was arranged by Miss Catty Pugh, Glanywern, and Miss Edith Griffith, Franklands. A paper was read by Miss Blodwen Davies, Lingfield, on Mi's Spurgeon." A song by Mr E. D. Roberts, recitation by Miss Jennie Pugh, gramaphone selections by Mr Owen Roberts, Tyddynshpffrey, which were enjoyed very much. Mr Anwyl James, Miss Nellie Roberts, and Miss, Lizzie Claudia Morris, also took part in the meeting. A most hearty vote of thanks to all who had taken part was proposed by Mr H. Wynne Williams, seconded by Mr Wm. Roberts. Barking Dogs.— Barmouth is noted for its barking dogs from the bi'g "ever- lasting Barker" of one of the boarding houses to the tiniest lap-dog. Some time ago 1 asked a friend the reason for this, and if it was caused by some pecu- liarity of the climate. "No," he said, it's they haven't got anything else to do." The other day I saw a confirma- ation of the answer. As I was returning from the country to the town I met a lady accompanied by an innocent little" dog, very fond, like some human beings, of bearing its own voice, as quiet as a mouse. I wondered at this, for I had never met it before without it barking. At last I found the "secret of it it car- ried in its mouth a piece of stone, thinking that it was serving its mistress by doing so. "Oh," I said, would that other dogs in the town would foHow your example little dog, by cairying; stones in their iiiotillis." Is'nt that a fact that idleness causes men as well as dogs to bark? Red Cross Sewing Committee.—The weekly meeting of the Red Cross Sew- ing Committee took place on Tuesday last at the Belie Vue Hull, and despite inclement weather was attended by a number of energetic workers. The fol- lowing are gifts and donations in money and kind for the week ending December 1st:—Mrs Milton Davies, Greenhill, 5s. Miss Abraham, The Bungalow, dressing gown. Miss Griffith, Arianfryn, three pillows. Mise Sison, Brynmynach, three body belts. Miss Corfield, Brynmynach, two mufflers. Miss Nixon, Brynmynacb, two mufflers. Miss Hopkins (Mrs Edwards, Melbourne Housej, two pairs knitted stockings. Miss Palchett, Allt- fawr, bandages. The following things were completed and banded in :-TNA-o scarves, 3 body belts, 11 pairs pyjamas, 1 small sheet, and 16 pairs mittens (made by School Children). During the afternoon, the Committee had the plea- sure of seeing Corp. Cooper, R.A M C., in their midst, who has been wounded and is getting better in Barmouth. The Committee wish him a speedy re- covery and every good fortune in the future; where ever be may be.- Gwendolyne Denton, hon. secretary. The Wesleyan Mutual Society held its weekly meeting on Friday last. In the unavoidable absence of the Presi- dent (Rev. E, J. Parry), owing to the serious illness of his father, 'who has since passed away, the chair wa& taken by the Vice-President (Mr J. Jones, The Library). A most interesting paper was read by Mrs Parry, Epworth Ter- race, on Helen Keller." The paper, which graphically described some of the most interesting incidents in the life of this wonderful and talented Authoress was read in English and greatly ap preciated by all. Another paper on the "Four Seasons was read by Miss A. C. Owe n. This was a truely instructive paper. This talented young lady com- pared the life of man to the seasons of nature, thus proving that if the fruits of middle age and the comforts of Autumn are to be enjoyed, the spring of life must be utilised to the best advantage. This was a pnper that would be of universal benefit if pub- lished in the Advertiser, where it could be read by our young people. buriog i the meeting a duett was charmingly rendered by Miss N. A. Owen and Miss Jones, Beehive. Owing- to the concert to be held in the Pavilion to-morrow night (Friday) no Society meeting will be held this week. Poor Rate.—At a meeting of the Overseers held on Friday evening last, MrRbys Jones,J.P.presiding. Decid d to levy a poor rate of Is. Gd. in the 2 for the six months ending March 31st, 1915. I The New Head Post CSice. The New Head Post Office will be opened for public business at 8.30 a.m. on I Sunday, the 6Lh instant. The public should note that letters cannot be posted at the present Head Post Office after 8.30 p.m. on the night of the 5th instant. Billeting of Soldiers.—On enquiry at the Council Office, we are given to understand that 107 householders in the North Ward are prepared to accommodate 786 soldiers, whilst in the South Ward 99 householders will accommodate 513 soldiers. The total soldiers which can be billeted is there- fore 1,299. Teaching of French.—Monsieur Armand Fremont, Belgian Refugee, staying at Oiielton Hall, is desirious of finding resources with a view to fixing his resi dence in Barmouth, and offers his ser- vices to the inhabitants of this charming town in lessons in French on terms to be decided by present circumstances. He places himself at the disposal of those who may be interested in this proposition which will doubtless appeal to many in Barmouth. A Children's Concert. -A concert will be held next Wednesday evening, the 9L11 of this month, by the Siloam Band of Hope Children, at the Welsh Congregational Schoolroom. The pro- gramme will include songs, choruses, recitations, dialogues, action songs, etc. To commence at 7 o'clock prompt; ad- mission 2d. Proceeds in aid of the Chapel Sowing Guild for the soldiers and sailors. ,¡.