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BAR MOUTH. Starving Belgians in Belgium.—The total amount collected in Barmoutb towards the Starving Belgians in Belgium was JE22 4s 8d. Building. — From oLi., advertising columns it will be seen that tenders are invited for additions to be carried out at the Talydon Hotel. LINSEED COMPOUND"for Coughs, Colds and .Bronchial troubles, 9Jd., 1/1 §d., 2/9d. Of Chemists.Adv. The County School.—This school was reopened after the Xmas vacation last Tuesday when a large number of pupils attended. Postal.—Miss Jenny Ellis, who has been employed at the Barmouth Post Office for some years, has been pro- moted to a similar post at Stafford. English Congregational Church.— The above church have decided to take steps with a view of having a' pastor to succeed the Rev. W. Glandwr Morgan, who left last September forBirmingham. Noted Preacher.—The pulpit at Christ Church (English Presbyterian) was occupied by the Rev. Principal 0. Prys, M.A., Aberystwyth, who preached powerful and impressive sermons. Park Road C.M. Chapel.—The above chapel was reopened last Sunday after its renovation and new organ chamber, and its artistic appearance reflects the greatest credit on the contractors. "COAGULINE" Transparent Cement for Glass, China, &c. 6d. & Is. Post free.—Adv. Munitions —Mr John Robert Jones, Morlan, Abermaw Terrace, who has been employed for some years at the Barmouth Post Office, has left for Birmingham, where he has received a situation in a munition works. The Army.—Mr Lewis Williams, only son of Mr and Mrs Edward Williams, Ceylon House, has been gazetted Second-Lieutenant in the 8/7 Royal Welsh Fusiliers now stationed at Whittington, near Oswestry. Appointment—Mr W. H. Woodward, musical director at the Art Picture the Art Picture House, has been appointed organist and choirmaster at Arthog Churcb. Mr Woodward has been in our midst for many years, and is highly respected by all the inhabitants. "LINSEED COMPOUND" with warm water is an excellent gargle for i. Sore Throat, Colds, Coughs, etc, -Adv. i Cellfechan Farm.—The Urban District Council have decided to offer Cellfechan Farm to Mr Humphrey Williams at a rent of C60 per annum, the Council reserving the right to allow the public to enter on uncultivated land for recre- ation and pleasure. Coast Erosion. During the recent heavy tides, the sea has encroached considerably between the Marine Mansions and the Recreation Ground, ) and no doubt the Urban District Council will have to take steps to protect their property. Banking. Master John Roberts, Ripon House (a pupil of the Barmouth County School) has successfully passed an examination as a bank clerk, and has been appointed to the London City & Midland Bank Branch at Llan Festiniog, and left to-day (Thursday) for his new sphere of life. The Art Picture House.—This popu- lar place of entertainment continues to be well supported, and Messrs Law and Walters are to be complimented for continuing the pictures throughout the winter months. It is to be hoped that the general public will continue to patronize the Picture House. LINSEED COMPOUND" is a good Cough Mixture. Effective and economical. Of Chemists only.-Adv. Free Church Council.—On Monday evening last at the Caersaiem Chapel a meeting was held under the auspices of the Free Church Council when a paper was read by the Rev. E. J. Parry on "The responsibility of the churches in face of the present crisis." A discussion ensued, in which the following took part :—Rev. E. Afonwy Williams, Rev. P H. Lewis and the Rev. J. Gwynoro Davies (chairman). Washed Ashore.—During the week- end a large quantity of timber was cashed ashore between the Bath House and Llanaber, and Inspector Ben Evans took particulars of several lots obtained by a number of the ratepayers. It would be well if the Belgian Refugees staying in the town would be notified that they als,) should report all materials found on the foreshore to thtf Police Inspector. Perhaps the local committee will do this. "LINSEED COMPOUND" for Coughs and Colds. Of proven efficacy- 9 £ d., l/lid., 2/9. Chemists only. -Adv. Obituary.—The death took place on Friday last of Mr David Evans, Ty Capel, Egryn, near B;irmouth at the age of thirty-four years. Deceased bad been ailing for nearly two years, and was well-known by many in Barmouth. He was a member of the Mawddach Lodge of Odd Fellows, and Mr John Jones, Balmoral, represented the Lodge .at the funeral, which took place last Monday. Ha leaves a widow and five young children, with whom the greatest sympathy is felt. Death of Miss Rose Price, Tynyaoed. —Sincere sympathy is felt with Mr Rice and Miss Margaret Price, of Tyn ycoed, near Barmouth, in their great bereavement. Their sister, Miss Rose Price died very suddenly on the first day of the New Year in her 42nd year. She bad been in failing health for some time but no one thought the end was so near. She was a faithful member of Cutiau Congregational Chapel, and a Sunday School Teacher. She was buried at Brithdir, the Rev. P. H. Lewis officiating. The Snowdrop Fund.—A miscell- aneous meeting was held on Thursday I at the Caersaiem Schoolroom. The hymns were given out by Misses Loti i Owen, Beti Lewis, and Gwennie Marsh. i Miss Sarah Dilys Jones read a Psalm. A pianoforte solo was given by Miss Hilda Thomas; solos were given by Misses Sarah Dilys Jones and Lottie Owen, and a duett was given by Misses Beti Lewis and Bessie Richards. Reci- tations were given by Misses Kitty and May Evans and Elsie Roberts. The prizes for repeating the pledge were won by Misses Gwladus Pugh and Elsie Roberts. A Deserter.—On Friday last, ttrough the smartness of our Police Inspector Ben Evans, Private Hugh Hughes, of Pwllheli, now serving with the 8/6 R.W.F. at Park Hall Camp,Whittington, near Oswestry, was charged before Alderman T. Martin Williams with being a deserter. Inspector Ben Evans saw the accused in town, and suspecting that be was a deserter asked him to produce his pass. He failed to do so, and told the Inspector that. he had lost it, and that he was only due back that night. The Inspector was not satisfied with his answers and took him into custody. When charged, accused admitted that he was a deserter and that be bad left the camp since Christmas morning.—Alderrflan Martin Williams complimented the Inspector on bis smartness, and recommended him for the usual reward. The Art Picture House.— "The Master Key" episode 13:—"At the Temple the High Priest has vowed vengeance against Smitbers' Hindus. His men starts out to make a tour of the hotels to find Smithers and Dore. As they come up the street, Ruth is attending Dore, and Smithei-s is outside. The porter allows the mob to enter, as he fears the High Priest's anger. Ruth, Dore and Smithers escape to a court, yard*:where Ruth sees the beggar she has befriended. The mob reach the court. The beggar leads them to a blind passage whilst he helps Ruth, Dore and Smitbers to escape in a cart. The High Priest decides to send the idol to another Temple for safety. Wilkerson, Mrs Darnell and Drake hear of the riot, and Wilkerson bribes a guide to find out where the idol is. He then hires a gang of roughs to waylay the party and obtain the idol. They kill all the priests and the idol is found. Wilkerson extracts the plans of the Master Key mine. I Red Cross Sewing Meeting. The weekly Red Cross sewing meeting took place last Wednesday, January 5th, at the Church Hall. There was a very good attendance. The presents for the week were as follows ;—1 pair socks, Mrs Johnson, Abermaw Terrace two pairs socks, Mrs Cotton, York House. The following garments were banded in: Two day shirts, 1 pair pyjamas, 4 bed jackets, 13 mufflers, 2 helmets, 1 pair gloves, 1 pair cuffs, 1 pair mittens, and 18 pairs socks. We are sending our first consignment of this season to Headquarters this week and it com- I prises the following garments :—17 flannel shirts, 3 pairs pyjamas, 7 bed jackets, 24 mufflers, 67 pairs socks, 19 pairs mittens, 7 pairs cuffs, 1 dressing gown, 1 pair gloves, and several hundred bandages. Our very sincere thanks are due to all the ladies who help so generously and work so beautifully.— GWENDOLYNE DENTON, hon. secretary. Welshmen for the Welsh Army.— It is important to the thousands of young Welshmen who have attested during the past few weeks that they should clearly indicate the particular Unit of the Army which they wiph to join. If the choice of Unit is left to the Authorities, Welshmen may be drafted to English, Irish or Scottish Units in different parts of the country, and thus lose the advantages of being commanded by Welsh-speaking officers and of avail- ing themselves of the services of Welsh Chaplains of every denomination. In order to obviate this danger it would be well for Welshmen who have attested to join the Colours at once rather than wait for their groups to be called up. There would then be a practical certain- ty of their being allowed to join the Welsh Unit of their choice, and of their being able to avail themselves of the benefits likely to accure from General- Owen Thomas' projected National Scheme to safeguard the interests of Welsh Soldiers and their dependents during and after the War. Musical.—Mr Ernest M. Hargreaves, who is well-known in Barmoutb, and who was for three successive seasons one of the principal artistes at the Alfresco Pavilion, under the manage- ment of Mr John Walters and Mr W. Leonard Law, has lately scored a great buccess as a tenor vocalist in London. The following ap- peared in the Daily Mail :—" You don't expect magnificent tenor singing from a funny policeman in a revue., Mr Ernest Hal greaves had never been heard of in London before .last week. Then they gave him a trial in "Kiss Auntie" at the Oxford. His name was not on the programme. He came on to sing bis own ballad.-a little man with a police helmet three sizes too big. And the audience, spell-bound as he sang, applauded like one long thunder-clap afterwards. The voice was a pure tenor, beautifully true, with great power and feeling, every note produced with no more effort than a child's breathing. Give that young man :a year in Italy under a good master," said a celebrated concert singer, who went to hear Mr Hargreaves, and he would take a place among the world's best tenors. For eleven years the signer worked in a, Lancashire coal mine. When I was a small boy," be told an interviewer, I used to save up my pennies to hear be best singers who came. Sometimes I'd walked ten miles to a concert. Then I studied singing as best I could when- ever I had a spare hour. The others went to football matches on Saturdays. I was at home practising." He made a local reputation. He won prices at musical festivals. And a few weeks ago a London agent beard him at a small provincial concert. Now he is a double encore turn at the Oxford."