TWICE PROYED. RESIDENTS OF BARMOUTH CANNOT HAVE DOUBT. Grateful messages from men and woman wbo-have the town's welfare at heart continue to appear in the Press. Such a message is given here and is from an old friend who now gives a double proof of the good advice previously given. Its earnestness lies in its neighbourly tone. Mr H. Roberts, who lives at the Glan- y-Llyn Temperance Hotel, near the Station, Barmouth, has spent thirty years or more on a merchant ship, being an officer for twenty yea.rs. He has sailed to all parts of the world, and was shipwrecked off the coast of Ireland about twenty lyears ago, when he fortunately escaped in a lifeboat. On January 30feia,( 19D9, Mr Roberts said — Some time-ago I was suffering with heavy, dragging pains in my back,and a general feeling cf lassitude and weari- ness. Thpre were also other troubles, which together proved to me that my kidneys were not acting properly. "Arter trying Various medioiues and finding nothing which seemed to do me any good, I was induced to take Doan's backache kidney pills. I am pleased to say that these pills did me more good than anything I bad previously used, and from that time to this I have never had any serious sign of the complaint. I heartily recommend Doan's pills to anyone who is troublad as I was. (Signed) H. Roberts." On February 7fcb, 1916-seven years latet-M.r Rut)et-ts said "I feel first- class now. There can be no doubt about Doan's pills being effective, for there has been no sign of the complaint since my cure, over seven years ago." Backache, gravel, dropsical swellings, urinary disorders, rheumatic twinges, headaches and dizzy spells are enough cause tc suspect kidney disease. Doan's backache kidney pills are solely for the kidreys and bladder, and afford health and strength to thousands. Price 2/9 a box, of all dealers, or from Foster McClellan, Co., 8, Wells Street, Oxford Street, London, W. Don't ask for backache or kidney pills,asl- distinctly for Doan's backache kidney pills, the same as Mr Roberts bad.
MEWN HIRAETH. Am Iorwerth bach na fyddwch drist, Cadd freicbiau Crist i'w dderbyn Mae Ef yn well na thad a mam, Na wylwch am eich blentyn. Ond rbaid, rbaid wylo yn ddinam Pan doro angau rbyngom Y sawl bo'r enaid wrtho nglyn, Y goreu un garom. Mewn hit-aeth am fy mrawd bach, Rhys Owen, Tanyddinas, Abermaw. Mawrth 7, 1916.
Forthcoming Events Free insertions undei- this column to all those who bring in their Printing on all Forth-coming Events. MARCH. 16th Lecture at the Belle Vae Hall by by Mr John Lloyd, M.A., County School 29th-Sale of Household Furniture at Bron Eivion by Mr Walter Lloyd Jones od.-Cbildreti Competitive Meeting at the Park Road Chapel March 24fb.-County School Prize Distribution. APRIL. 5th-Sale of Household Furniture at 5 Porkington Terrace by Mr Walter Lloyd Jones Good Friday.—" Congress of Nations" Operetta at the Pavilion. 26th.Sale of Household Furniture and Antique Collection at No. 8, Porkington Terrace by Mr Walter Lloyd Jones. SEEDS. SEEDS. SEEDS. SEASON. I can now offer varieties of Early, L Second and Late Potatoes and Choicp Variety of Reliitble Garden and Farm SEEDS. "CARTER'S TESTED SEEDS- L. O. EVANS, COUNTY STORES.
BELGIAN REFUGEES (HENDREMYNACH). Meeting of Barmouth Subscribers. On Tuesday night at the Belle Vue flaIl, a well-attended meeting of subs- cribers of the Belgian Refugees now staying at Hendremynach was held to consider the advisability of transferring tne refugees to the charge of the War Refugees Committee. The chair was taken by Mr Rbys Jones, Glanymor. Letters regretting their inability to be present were read from the Rev. Father Wilcock, Mr Mendham, Mount Argus; and Miss Grifffitb, Arianfryn. The Chairman,at the outset, explained that the meeting had been called to con- sider the advisability of transferring the Hendremynach refugees to the War Refugees Committee. It was 18 months since a representative Committee was appointed in that room to take charge of the first batch of Belgian refugees. They were fortunate through the instrumentality of Miss Patchett to have Hendremynach as a place of abode for them from Mrs Parkpr Smith who kindly gave the bouse free up to Nov. last. Now they paid a rent of R12 up to May 12th next. The Committee bad felt somewhat uneasy for the past few months as they were aeked to give the house up, first of all on Nov. 12th, and later on the 25tb of this raonLh. They were pondering and wonderingwbether it would be advisable to take another bouse or not. They must admit that the subscriptions had fallen off during the past few weeks, and several bad inti- mated their unwillingness to continue. The Committee had met regularly every week and the majority bad been very faithful, attending regularly. The subscriptions had been collected every week, which roughly amounted to £ 550. At present, be thought they had to their credit about £ 21, which might enable them to carry on without further soliciting subscriptions for one month. The ladies took the catering alternately and everything had gone on very satis- factory, but of course it involved great sacrifice for the lady members of the Committee. The Treasurer (Miss Patchett) bad taken great interest in the work, and during her absence Mrs Denton acted as treasurer. Whilst they owe a good deal to their energetic Hon. Secretary (Mrs E D. Jones). As there were so many calls these days and as they considered that all subscribers had done so well, they felt that the time bad come to transfer the Hendremynach Refugees to the War Refugees Committee. In the absence of Miss Pitteheti, the honorary treasurer, owing to illness, the Rev. R. Lloyd Roberts, M A. (Rector of Barmouth)read the following statement made out by Miss Patchett I should like, as Treasurer for the Belgian Com- mittee at Hendremyoacb, to say a few words to the subscribers. Time has flown so fast that it hardly seems possible to believe it is as long ago as October 27th, 1914, the first meeting to consider the question of taking in Belgian Refugees met in this room It was, I believe, after the fall of Antwerp, I when the Germans were driving the i poor Belgians before them out of the country, they were pouring into this counttv in hundreds and thousands, the Government were at their wit3 end where to find room for them, or food to give them. Holland could take in no more, and the Mayor of every town was wiitten to asking what hospitality that town could show. Mr Rbys Jones had had such an application, and called & meeting. Some time before then I had had a gi-eat wish to have a home for convalescent soldiers here, thinking it would bring the war nearer to oar hearts if we could have some of our local boys to look after. Lady Elizabeth Legge was also very keen on this, and generously offered to pay hftIf the ex- pense if I could manage to get one, and I approached Mrs Parker Smith and asked her to lend Hendremynacb. I then wrote to Major Gilden and was well backed up by Dr. Keigbtley and other friends, but all the reply 1 could get was that they bad been offered hun- dreds, indeed thousands, of such homes all over the country aud that we were too far off to be of any practical use. Then the crisis of the Belgian Hefugees arose, and having again got permission of Mrs Parker ;Smitb, with some con- ditions attached, to use Hendremynach, I went up to London to see for myself what was the condition of things with regord to them. I found help was more necessary than I had imagined. When I got home that night I found Mr Rhys Jones had already calId a town's meet- ing to see what could be done, and I was fl'\0(:; ????p'? form and tell nt em wba? I b.d seen. I explained I bad already arranged to take in three families, but that if the town liked to adopt them, there was room in Hendre- mynacb for two more families. This the meeting kindly assented'to, and a committee of 12, two from each Church and Chapel in the town, with Mr Rhys Jones as ebairraala Mrs E. D. Jones, spcretary; and myself treasurer, was formed on the spot, and if you will allow me say so, as one of them, a pleasant and more unanimous Committee you would not easily find. No one minded bow much trouble they took, and every
Frostbitten.—Lance Corporal Walter Thomas Pugh has arrived at a London Hospital suffering from frostbitten con- tracted in France. The Art Picture House. — The management of the above Picture House have secured at great cost, the wonderful film. issued by the French Government "The Wrecked Baby Killer," being the marvellous film of the German Zeppelin recently destroyed in France. This film shows the destroyed Zeppelin, the gunner and the gun which brought it down, the funeral of the crew, etc. This film is of excep- tional interest and no one should miss seeing this wonderful picture next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Children's Operetta.—A very success- ful performance of the Children's Operetta, "J ack Frost" was given in the Church Hall on Tuesday evening, March 7tb, by the members of the S. John's Guild. The stage had been pre- pared by Mr Rickards to present a scene out of doors in winter and the children were dressed in costumes appropriate to the season. The parts were distributed as follows :-Jacl, Frost, Jack Loxton North Wind, Gladys Rocke; Fairy San- shine, Annie Richards, Polly Perkins, and Marian Ogilvie; Tommy Teffin, Bertie Howelis Bobby Barter, George Rocke; Sally Waters, Lottie Owen Dicky Wood, Florrie Whitehead Peggy Summer, Mona Tyler. Jack Frost's power having given way before the Fairy Sunshine, the Operetta finished with a beautiful Spring Scene, with a chorus and dance. Florrie Whitehead opened the concert with a pianoforte solo, and during the evening songs and recitations were contributed by some of the S. David's children—Dilys Owen, Ha-tic Jones, Janet Crabbe, and Vera Foulkes. Miss Lloyd and Miss Betty Humphreys sang in the interval be- tween the two scenes.. Bowling Club.—The annual meeting of the Barmouth and District Bowling Club was held on Monday night at the Masonic Hall. The chair was taken by Councillor R W. Jones, and the follow- ing were also present:—Messrs. David E. James, Rees Jones, D. 0. Hughes, Owen Williams, Gwilym Davies, H. R. Davies, Morris G. Roberts and Fred Howe (hon. secretary).—The Secretary reported that the financial statement for the season 1915 had been duly aodited by Messrs. D. E James and D. O. Hughes, and same bad been eircul- ated amongst the members. The total receipts amounted to £ 24 1519. Od., and the Club bad a balance amounting to 421 3s. Od. at the end of the season.—Mr W. C. A. Williams, Plas M.(1ac., was elected as president, and several names were submitted as Fred Howe was unanimously re-elected as honorary secretary, the Chairman remarking that Mr Howe had discharged his duties in a creditable manner and had taken a great deal of interest in the Club from the commencement.—Mr Henry Freeman, Glanmoon, was elected as treasurer -The following were elected on the Executive Committee:— Councillor R. W. Jones, Meirion House Messrs. Gwilym Davies, Waverley Cafe; H. R. Davies, Franklands Rees Jones, Moss Bank; D. E. James, The Pharmacy; D. O. Hughes, Market Stores Owen Williams, Aelydon G. E. Owen, Wern llbY8 Jones, Glanymor J. Pryce Jones, Bee Hive; Francis Jones, Gwalia Stores D. T. Roberts, Tynycoed Build. ings John Hughes, Star Stores; Morris G. Roberts, Advertisei- Office 3. R. Williams, London City & Midland Bank; Robert Griffith, Vulcan Villa; Fred Walker, Plas Llwyd; and John R. Humphreys, Coventry Terrace.—It was decided that the membership for the ensuing year should be 2/6.—Mr Gwilym Davies, reported that Mr Morris Jones, Walsall House, had very kindly promised to present a roller for the Club's use, and a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Morris Jones for his generosity. Lecture. To-night (Thursday) at I the Belle Vue HlI, a lecture will be delivered by Mr John Lloyd, M.A., on "Yr hen Iaith Gymraeg." Proceeds in aid of the Sailor's Institute. Our Wounded Boys. — We have received the following letter from Pte. Thomas Hugh Jones, Eldon House, who is in hospital in Birmingham In 'I reply to an article that appeared in your paper of Feb. 24th respecting the doctor's report as to my condition and í ultimate recovery, I am pleased to bear out the same. At present my wound is completely healed, and all I am now suffering from is a dropped wrist. Time J and patience will put this right. I should like to publicly acknowledge and thank all my friends in Barmoutb and district for the continued kindness to me while in H.M. Forces. I have been the recipient of many useful gifts and inspiring messages, and to the donors 1 express my most grateful thanks. I hope at some future date wbea that happy event arrives—the Declaration of Peace and the boys come home again-to show my gratitude in some more practical and substantial manner than can be conveyed by a mere expression of thanks. However, my thanks for the present will have to be suffice, thank you By the way, I am sufficiently philosophic to again repeat that I am thankful indeed to have escaped with my life, especially so when I remember how many of my former friends in the old Battalion —the 1/7Lh R.W.F. are now sleeping their last sleep on the edge of that barren land—the Gallipoii peninsula. I also desire to tender my sincere and grateful thanks to Nurse Wright for all she has done for me. I will not trespass any further, Mr Editor, on your valuable space. With thanks in anticipation respecting the publication of this epistle." ( Undeb DIrwestol y Merched.—Dan lywyddiaeth Mrs Edwin Jones, cynhali- wyd eyfarfod o'r Undeb uchod prydaawn dydd Iau. Yr oedd cynulliad pur dda wedi dyfod y tro hwn i Ebenezer a da oedd gweled amry w yo biessnol oeddynt wedi bod yn cwyno a pasiwyd cydym. deimlad ac amryw cbwiorydd fifyddlon oedd etto raewn gwaeledd gan obeitbio ei gweled yn fuan yn ein mysg. Ctf wyd cyfarfod hynod o dda-arv,-yddion o bresenoldeb yr Arglwydd yn amlwg ynddo & dwysder wedi meddianu pawb oedd yno fel ag sydd yn gweddu i'r amgylcbiadau presenol ein gwlad, ar byd o ran hyoy a syndod meddwl fod y fath beth ar rhyfel ercbyll hon yo sicr o fod ya cyfrwng i byrwyddo yr actios dirwestol ac i ennill y byd i'r Hwn a'i piau. Apeliwn unwaitb etfco am ffyda. loodeb pawb o garedigion yr achos hwn ae y byddwn wrtb dynu tua diwedd y tymhor fel hyn yn gwneyd hyny mewn modd anrbydeddus a chofiwn fod Cymanfa Gwynedd i'w chynai yma, yo yr Hydref. Hefyd bwriedir anfon parsel etto i'r milwyv-bycid yn bleser gan y Llywyddes (Mrs Edwin Jones) dderbyn uucbyw rodd fach neu fawr tuag atto. Caught in: a Gale.—The iron-ship Eduard," commanded by Captain W. J. Price, Tyaddol, was caught in a great hurricane near Ramsey, Isle of Man, some few days ago. The following re- port appeared in the Ramsey Courier." The Eduard is an iron ship, and all who have seen her express the unani- mous opinion that she is a magnificent vessel. Capt. Price, a Welshman, is in all charge and amongst the crew, the following countries are represented:— Norway, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, and Peru. The Eduard was formerly a I German ship, as the letters on her bow indicate. Her ballast consists of about 300 tons of sand. Capt., Price, who is in command, is a typical representative of the British mercantile marine. This is not his first visit to Ramsey, he having been here some years ago as master of the yacht Undine. The Eduard was in Birkenhead when war broke out, and was afterwards taken over by the Admiralty. She is to load rum at Jamicia." j Promotion—Leading-Seaman Thomas ¡ Williams, Gwynfa, has been promoted j a First-class Petty Officer. Obituary.—The death took place in London last week of Mr Whitley, of Llwynon, near Yarmouth. Deceased had been residing in the district for some time and was well-known by many. Begging.—Yesterday afternoon (Wed- nesday^ at a special police court, John Ward, a tramping labourer, was bi-ougbl up into custody and charged by Poiice Inspector Ben Evans with begging in the town that morning. Prisoner pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 day's imprisonment. Gardening.On Friday afternoon, at the County School, an interesting lec- ture was delivered by Mr Howells of Aberystwyth. It was the first of a series of ten lectures dealing with the principles of Gardening." This time be discussed the question of the soil- the different varieties and their various chemical properties. Mr Howells gave us several very valuable hints with re- gard to the treatment of soil. Next Friday we hope to put these principles to practice in one of the gardens of Barmouth, We felt sorry that no more of the residents of Barmoutb attended, but feel sure that this course of lectures only requires to be known, to be appro- ciated. L J L- f ?.