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THE ENLISTMENT OF RAIL- WAY WORKERS. A large proportion of the rail- way employes have enlisted, and many others have attested under the Derby scheme. Including both these classes the percentage is in some cases as high as 87 per cent, of those of military age. Few railways have lost to the Colours less than 16 per cent. of their men, and since the traffic has been heavier than ever before in railway history, long hours and heavy work have necessarily been the portion of those left be- hind. It speaks well for the men that, in spite of this, complaints as to excessive hours have been actually less than in recent nor- mal years. This fact should be borne in mind when the pur- blindness of certain sections of workmen on the Tyne and Clyde raises fears as to whether demo- cracy really deserves to win in this war between the aristocratic and democratic ideals.
BARMOUTH COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS. MONTHLY MEETING. The ordinary monthly meeting of the above Governors was held on Monday afternoon. Present :-the Rev. R. Lloyd Roberts, M A., R.D. (chairman), the Rev. Gwynoro Davies, Medsrs Edward Williams, John Roberts, C.C., Robert Lloyd Williams, Lewis Jones, J. J. Thomas, John Owen, Talsarnau, and the Rev. W. M. Griffith, M.A., Dyffryn with Messrs E. D. Jonss, M.A. (headmaster), and R. Llewelyn Owen (c!erk). THE FINANCIAL POSITION. I The Clerk reported that the school financial ypar bad ended on the 31st March, 1916. The Governors bad started the year with an overdraft at the Bank amounting to t85 Os lid, and at the end of the financial year they had a balance in favour of the Governors to the amount of £76 8s 4d. The Governors bad effected a saving during the year of £ 161 98 3d. The last time the Governors bad a credit balance at the end of the year was in 1912. The receipts for the year were £1,489, whilst the expenditure was £ 1,328. The Governors bad during the year paid the sum of R112 to the Cambrian Railways Company for rail- way tickets to the pupils. On the proposition of Mr Edward j Williams, the report was adopted. 1 The Chairman said that the financial position of the School as submitted by the Clerk was very satisfactory, and it was encouraging that they were coming out of debt, which had not been the case for somp years past. In reply to a question, the Clerk said that the extension of the school area bad increased the school's income this year to something like £ 77. The Rev. Gwynoro Davies said that the Governors had expected that the extension of the school area would increase the school's income to the extent of R80, but it bad not quite come up to that amount. If it had not been for the new school area added, the Governors would not have bad a balance at the end of the financial year, and more money bad been spent last year than in the year 1914. In reply to the Rev. Gwynoro Davies, the Clerk said that the Governors had spent 413 more than what they bad received during the year, and that an increase of t76 in the school's assets bad been received during the past year as compared with the previous year. The Clerk reported that a cheque for 1364 18s Od bad been received from the Board of Education in respect of rates and grants. WHO TO BLAME. I A letter was read from Mr G. E. Owen, secretary to the Barmoutb War Refugees Committee, acknowledging the receipt of the letter sent by the Governors with reference to the pHeged damage done by Belgian children in the vicinity of the school. If the Governors would supply him with the names of the persons who had committed the alleged damages he would enquire into the matter, other- wise be was afraid that he could not comply with the request of the Governors. In reply to a question, the Clerk reported that be had also written to the Belgian teacher at the Barmouth Council School on the matter. The Rev. Gwynoro Davies said that damage was being done to the school property before the Belgian children ever came to Barmoutb. It was reported that the Belgian children bad been seen in the school's playground. The Chairman.—Are there any com- plaints since the last meeting of the Governors. The Headmaster said he bad received no complaints since the last meeting. The Chairman said perhaps what the Governors had done had answered the purpose. HEADMASTER'S REPORT. I The Headmaster reported that Miss Griffith, Arianfryn, bad given a donation of ;Cl to the school fund. Also Sir Harry Reichel, who bad given an address at the prize distribution, bad defrayed his own travelling expenses, which was not always the case. Sir Harry Reicbel was doing that service for the welfare of the school. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Miss Griffith for her generosity. I SCHOLARSHIPS. I' On the proposition of the Rev. Gwynoro Davies, seconded by Mr John I Roberts, it was decided to award five free places and five scholarships in the I annual entrance scholarships this y«ar. I It was decided that the examinations I should be held at the end of June. I It was decided that an elementary teacher should conduct the examina. tions in connection with the free places, and to be assisted by the school staff. In reply to a question, the Headmaster reported that the Governors had been in the habit of paying such an examiner iC2 for his services. The Chairman said be believed that the Governors should pay for doing the work; The Rev. W. M. Griffitb, M.A., pro- posed that the Governors should not pay any amount this year. He was sure that the work would be done gratis. Mr Robert, Lloyd Williams seconded, which was agreed to. CONGRATULATIONS. On the the proposition of the Rev. W. M. Griffith, it was unanimously decided to congratulate Sir O. M. Eldwards, Chief Inspector of Schools for Wales, on bis Knighthood. VOTE OF THANKS. Mr Edward Williams said that as this was the last meeting for the Chair- man to be in the chair, he proposed a hearty vote of thanks for the able manner in which he bad discharged his duties during the year. He had been most regular at all the meetings and had at all times conducted the meetings in a fair and straightforward manner, and during the whole year there had been no friction whatever, which spoke most highly of the manner in which the Rector had discharged bis duties. The Rev. Gwynoro Davies, in second- ing the proposition, said that there was one thing which the Chairman bad done, and which was not often done by Chairmen, and that was to call attention when members spoke too often, and be (the speaker) had been called to order for that. He was very glad to have the presence of the Chairman on the governing body and for the good feelings that was prevailing between them all. No doubt, the Chairman bad the welfare of the School at heard, and the uplifting of the children's school career. He (the speaker) bad expected that with the assistance of the Chairman and others that the school debts would have been wiped off this year, and be was sure that if it were not for the war that would have been done. He was sure that the Chairman would do his best on another occasion in that direc- tion, as be felt that the he was always taking an active interest in the school. The Headmaster, on behalf of the staff, wished to be associated with the vote of thanks. The Chairman bad visited the school on many occasions, and had taken great interest in it. The Chairman, in responding, said be would do his best for the welfare of the school in the future as be had done in the past.
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BARMOUTH. Confirmation.-A confirmation ser- vice was held last Sunday at the St. Tudwal's Roman Catholic Church. The Sailor's Institute.—The Com- mittee of the above Institute have de- cided to carry out repairs and re- novate the place at an early date. County Appeal Committee.-The County Appeal Committee will meet at the Police Station, Barmouth, to-day (Thursday). A full report of the local appeals will appear in our next issue. Shorthand. Mr Edward Price Richards, Fairbourne, a member of the County School Shorthand Class, has been awarded Pitman's Elementary Certificate. Appointment.—Mr Humphrey Jones, The Cliffe, who has served some years with Mr Edwin Blakey, has secured a junior clerkship in the office of Mr David Breese, Clerk of the Peace, Portmadoc. Barmouth Harbour Trust.—At the annual meeting of the above Trust held on Monday last, Mr R. W. Jones, C C., was elected chairman for the ensuing year, and Mr D. ffi. Davies, St. Ann's, vice-chairman. Postal.—Mr William Jones, Vron House, a pupil of the Barmoutb County School, came out second in the com- petition for Post Office clerkships recently held, but unfortunately there was but one vacancy in the district. Rehearsal.—On Sunday evening, Mr Rees Jones, Moss Bank, conducted a singing rehearsal at Harlech. Mr Jones is the appointed conductor of the singing festivals which are to be held early in May. A Handsome Donation.—LastWednes- day, at the weekly church meeting at Caersalem Chapel, the Rev. Gwynoro Davies (pastor) announced that an anonomous friend had sent a donation of £50 towards the building fund. Chapel Reports.—From the annual report of the Park Road O.M. Chapel racently published, the total amount of all the collections for the year 1915 was R426. The Caersalem Chapel annual report shows that the total collections for the year amounted to A513 38. 5d. Pastoral Call. The Rev. David Phillips, of Dovastone, near Oswestiy, has accepted the invitation to become pastor of the Edglish Congregational Church, Jubilee Road, and will com- mence upon his ministry duties tb& second Sunday in July. Promotion.—We are glad to under- stand that Capt. John Jones, Eccle- fechan, has been promoted by the White Star Line Company to take command of the s.s. Cretic. This appointment speaks most highly of the efficiency of Captain Jones. Bowling Club.At a well attended meeting of the Bowling Club, beld on Monday night at the Masonic Hall, Councillor R. W. Jones presiding, it was decided to accept the tender of Mr Ingram, Glasfor Terrace, for the con- struction of an embankment round the bowling pitch on the Recreation Ground. Local Tribunal.-Ti-je Local Tribunal met on Thursday last at the Council Office, the Rev. R. Lloyd Roberts, M.A., R.D., presiding.—Eight appeals were considered. Four married men were exempted for six months. In the other appeals exemption was allowed, averag- ing from a week to two months. The Snowdrop Band.—A meeting was held on Thursday at the Caersalem Schoolroom under the presidency of Miss M. Jones-Owen. The hymns were given out by Misses Jennie Lloyd Lewis, Betty Lewis and Lottie Owen. The Rev P. H. Lewis, F.T.S.C., gave a most interesting address on The harp and the bayonet." Frostbitten.—Private Robert Lloyd, 2, Mount Pleasant, who is serving with the 1st.j7th Batt. R.W.F. arrived home on Tuesday night, after being in a Mili- tary Hospital in Birmingham for some weeks, suffering from frostbite which he contracted whilst on service at the Dardanelles. Big Things.—The following paragraph appeared in a Montgomeryshire paper last week :—" The greatest danger in man's life is to stay too Jong with little things-" little thoughts, little plea- sures add little anxieties." A person much perplexed about trivial matter once went to an eminent doctor for ad- vice. His advice was see a few big things." Endeavour to see the big Niagra in America, and do not come home without seeing the old Pyramids of Egypt. We understand that the sight of Barmouth Viaduct and Cader Idiis was the means of making the writer eminent."