SCOUTS' CORNER. Each week is loaded with reports of some little acts of kindness and consider- ation on the part of the Boy Scouts. Out of many that were told me ducing tbe"Christmas holidays, I will relate one only. This was told me by a lady who arrived in the town on New Year's Eve. When she alighted from the train she groped her way about for some time, trying in vain to find her place of destin- ation. She said she came from Liver- pool, where the lights are in full swing everywhere, and where not the least difficulty is experienced in finding one's wpy about. She thought it was a disgraceful shame for a little town like Barmouth, so absolutely safe from any danger, to be plunged in darkness. From the night she arrived to this day she has never ventured outside the door after 7 o'clock- If the local authority are anxious to keep all visitors from coming, and drive those we have away, they are certainly doing the correct thing to attain that end. < This lady in her despair met a little boy whistling happily, and she asked him to direct her to a certain address. He cheerfully answered I am a Boy Scout, ma'm, I will come with you all the way. Not only did be escort the lady, but, according to her statement, be chatted freely, and gave her most interesting information, dwelling chiefly on the storm during Christmas. In bidding him good night, she offered him sixpence, which be btoutly refused, saying that it was his good turn for that day. Bravo! little scout, you gained more than sixpence. Now let me tell you a true story of the present war. Roger Fenton bad a class of rough lads, into whom be had sought to instil the fear of God on Tuesday evenings, and with whom be bad rambled and played cricket or played football on Saturday afternoons in summer. When as a Lieutenant he left for the Front, the last request be made his boys was that they should meet at the old place every Tuesday evening and pray for him. He promised that at the same time be would pray for them, even if he was in "the thick of battle. The boys were much dismayed, but just as the train began to move their leader-Ted Harper—called out We'll do it, sir; I don't know how we'll manage it, but we'll do our best. We'll not go back on you." Just how the boys managed it is described with delight- ful sympathy. In a book which bad been lent to Ted Harper, a crumpled piece of paper was found with these words on it: "OGod, it's a bard busiss praying, but Roger made me promise, and you know bow decent he's been to me and the crowd, listen to us now, and excuse the wrong words, and bring him back safe. And, 0 God, make him the bravest soldier that ever was, and give him the V.C. That's what we all want for him. And don't let the war be long, for Christ's sake. Amen." u After six months, Roger returned, with the V.C., the sole, survivor, of the looal Territorials, who bad been nearly annihilated. Roger Fenton will believe to his dying day that it was'in answer to the prayer of his faithful troop of Boy Scouts that his life was spared. In the English language many words that sound exactly alike are spelt quite differently. Will the twenty-six Bar- mouth Scouts master the following amusing little specimen: A WRONG RIGHTED. I Said a boy, to biR teacher one day, 'I Wright has not written rite right,I say.' And the teacher replied As the blunder she eyed Right! Wright, vaite rite right, right away." away. I How many of you will attempt to answer the following questions. The questions must be answered simply by letters, example: containing nothing, M. T. (empty) a small measure, L (ell); an insect, B (bee); etc., If you give your answer nicely written with your names to one of the Scoutmasters by Saturday, the 15th, the best shall appear in the Corner the following week :— to behold; part of the body; a famous poem; a tent; a number; all right; a vegetable; a foe indefinite quantity intemperance; an image poorly dressed; to covet; a common beverage a girl's name.
CHEAP FOOD. COCOA ESSENCE. COFFEE and CHICORY ESSENCE. Per Quarter lb. Packets, 4d. 5!d. and 9-d. per Large Bottles. Per Quarter lb. Tins, 5d. At STAR SUPPLY STORES.
BARMOUTH COUNCIL., I SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting of the above Council was held on Tuesday night. Present: Mr William Owen (presiding); Dr J. Pugh Jones, Messrs Henry Freeman, Rees Jones, Francis Morris, D. O. Hughes, Edward Williams, D. E. Davies, Rhys Jones and Robert LI. Williams; with Messrs R. Llewelyn Owen (deputy clerk) and T. R. Parry (surveyor.) I GLANYWERYDD DRAIN. The Chairman reported that a committee consisting of Messrs Edward Williams, Henry Free- man and himself, accompanied by the Surveyor, had called upon Mr Walter Lloyd Jones and Mr D. E. Davies with regard to having access to inspect the Glanywerydd drain. Also they had interviewed a representative of the Cambrian Railways Co., who was in town on Tuesday. The Deputy Clerk read a letter from the Cambrian Railways Co., giving I permission to the Council to inspect the drain, but that the Council should compensate the tenant, and make good any damage done. Mr D. E. Davies said be would give every facility to the Council to do the work. The Deputy Clerk read a letter from Mr Walter Lloyd Jones stating that he would require a compensation of .10/. per day from the Council for the use of his shop whilst the work was on. Mr Henry Freeman proposed that the Conncil should accept the terms of Mr Walter Lloyd Jones. Mr Rbys Jones seconded, which was carried unanimously. On the proposition of Dr J. Pugh Jones, seconded by Mr Rees Jones, it was decided to inform the Cambrian Railways Co., that the Council bad come to an arrangement with Mr Walter Lloyd Jones and Mr D. E. Davies. The Chairman asked who was to see that this work was carried out forth- with. Mr Robert Lloyd Williams proposed that the same committee, with the Surveyor, should carry the matter through. Mr Rees Jones seconded, Dr J. Pugh Jones contended that this kind of work was to be carried out by the Works Committee, as the opening of drains pertained t the Works Com- mittee. Mr Henry Freeman said that the three members appointed were mem- bers of the Finance Committee. As an amendment, he proposed that the Works Committee should supervise the Work. Mr Edward Williams seconded. Mr D. E. Davies said that a small committee could do the work much better than a big committee. Mr Rhys Jones thought it would be better if the Committee who bad already taken the matter in hand would carry it through. Mr Edward Williams said they had already asked the Surveyor to make enquiries about pipes. The Chairman-And to order cement too. Dr. Pugh Jones said the Committee appointed had done what the Council bad asked them to do. This other work was different altogether, and it was not fair to disregard the Works Committee. Mr Henry Freeman said there was some strength in what Dr. Pugh Jones contended that this work was the work of the Works Committee. On a vote being taken, three voted for the amendment, and five for the original proposition, which was declared carried. PLANS. On the proposition of Mr Rhys Jones, seconded by Mr Rees Jones, it was decided to approve of the plans for the proposed alterations at the Talydon Hotel for Mr Peacock; the Surveyor certifying that the plans were in accordance with the Council's Bye- laws.
MERIONETHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The Merioneth Quarter Sessions were held on Tuesday last at Dolgelley, before Sir A. Osmond Williams, Bart. (Lord Lieutenant), and a large attendance of Magistrates. Amongst those present from Barmouth were:—Mr Thos. W. Piggott, J.P., Mr J. Pryce Jones, J.P., Mr Cadwaladr Roberts, J;P., and Mr Morris Evans, with Mr William George (Under-Sheriff),, and Mr R, Llewelyn Owen (Under. Sheriff's Clerk). Important business was transacted in the nature of appointments, etc. There being no prisoners for trial, Mr William' George (Under- Sheriff), on behalf of Dr. R. T. Jones, Harlech (High Sheriff), presented the Chairman with a pair of white gloves as a token of the county's immunity from crime.
BALANCE SHEET Belgian Refugees at flendre- mynach. i For eight months, ending 31st, Dec. 1915 RECEIPTS. £ s d. Balance in hand, 3rd May, 1915 116 9 6 Subscriptions 133 12 8 j Contributions from residents ) at Hendremynach 5 10 0 Discounts 1 4 7 Interest 1 7 9 I ————— 1 R258 4 6 ) I EXPENDITURE. £ s. d. Food 174 41i Drapery, clothing,and boots 17 17 Oi Furniture and Ironmongery 4 19 10 Stamps and Newspapers 1 7 2 Gas, Coal and Coke 13 3 10 Chemist 0 1 6 Pocket Money 4 15 0 Christmas Presents. 0 7 6 Railway Fares and additional accommodation. 8 0 0 Rent of Hendremynach for 3 months to February 12th, 1916 6 0 0 Cheque Book 0 2 1 Balance in hand 27 6 5 £258 4 g Rhys Jones, chairman. K. A. Patchett, bon. treasurer. Claudia Jones, hon. secretary. Examined and found correct, Humphrey Jones, London City and Midland Bank Ltd., Barmoutb.
CHURCH AND CHAPEL ORDER OF SERVICES. I ENGLISH. S. John's Church, 11 and- 6.30. Llanaber Church, 11.15. Clergy, Rev. R. Lloyd Roberts, M.A., R.D. (rector of the Parish), Rev. R. Ward, B.A., and Rev. T. Lloyd Jones, B.A. Catholic Church, 8 a.m., 10.3C and 6.30, Rev. Father Wilcock. Christ Church (English Presbyterian), 11 and 6.30. Rev. S. T. Hughes, pastor English Congregational Church, 11 and 6.30. Rev, Z. Mather. 1 WELSH. Llanaber Church, 10 and 6. S. David's Church, 10 and 6. Caersalem Chapel, 10 and 6. Park Road Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. E. Afonwy Williams Wesleyan Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. W. Robert Jones, Harlech Congregational Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. P. H. Lewis Baptist Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. Edwin Jones, pastor
DANCING-PHYSICAL CULTURE. MISS BATTINE WILLIAMS and Assisants, of Liverpool & North Wales, visits BARMOUTH, DOLGEL- LEY, and District Weekly. All communications to:- NYTHFA," DYSERTH, t FLINTSHIRE FLINTSHIRF4