BARMOUTH LAWN TENNIS CLUB, _U- balance irljcct Reason, 1915. # Receipts. £ s. d. Balance from Season 1914. 8 18 7 Donations W.C. A. Williams, Esq. 2 2 0 J. A. Dorsett, Esq. 1 1 0 fJ. K. Starley, Esq. 0 10 6 Ernest Lloyd, Esq. 0 10 6 Oswald Arrner, Esq. ••• 0 10 6 Mrs Whitaker 0 10 6 Griffith Griffith, Esq. 0 10 6 D. Roberts, Esq. 0 10 0 Per County School for use of Courts 110 Per Barmouth Bowling Club. 2 0 0 Members' Subscriptions 41 9 0 Proceeds of Tournaments 4 6 10 Bank Interest 0 10 2 X64 11 1 Expenditure. £ s. d. Mr H. Richards, Groundsman 17 10 0 Do. for Balls 1 7 4 Workmen's Compensation Insurance 0 15 0 Insurance of Pavilion 0 5 0 Mr Hugh Jones, Cutting Courts 1 0 0 Mr Morris G. Roberts, Printing 1 1 0 Mr Richard Roberts for Canvas 0 3 4 Rent and Water Rate 2 5 0 Mr J. Jones, labour on Courts 1 0 4 Mr W. O. Gale 3 14 3 Seeds: 0 3 0 Repairing Tennis Net 0 19 6 Postages 0 5 0 Balance in Hand 34 2 4 t £ 64 11 1 Audited and found correct, R. LLEWELYN OWEN, Council Office, Barmouth. April 18th, 1916. I M, E. PRICE, Hon. Secretary. J. R. WILLIAMS, London City and Midlank Bank, Ltd., Treasurer.
Annual Meeting OF THE f BARMOUTH LIBRARY. The annual meeting of the above Institution was held on Wednesday, April 26th, under the presidency of Dr. J. Pugh Jones. There was a good num- ber present. Before proceeding with the business of the meeting, the Chairman mentioned the loss sustained by the Instution in the death of Mrs Evans, Penmount,who was a patron and one of the vise- presidents. On the motion of the Rev. Gwynoro Davies, a vote of sympathy was passed with the relatives. After the minutes of the last annual meeting were confirmed, the Secretary presented his annual report for the year ending March 31st, 1916, &8 follows :—" It is with a mixed feeling of pleasure and sorrow that I submit the present Report for your consideration. While rejoicing in the fact that our greatly honoured and respected life- president, Mrs Talbot, has been spared to see the commencement of one more Library Year, it is with profound sorrow that I have to chronicle the less of two of the most practical a,nd faithful members the Institution ever had, viz, Mrs Keightley, of Glanmawddach, and Mr J A Dorsett, of Brynmynach. Mrs K,ightley, out of her great generosity, presented the Circulating Department with so many new books that it saved the Committee the necessity of spending but a very small sum of money in replenishing the shelves. Mr J. A. Dorsett was an annuahsubscriber of two guineas and a vice-president of the Library from its establishment. The oss of two such generous and practical supporters in one year is a very, severe blow to the Institution and a great Joss to the town. Owing to circumstances prevailing, a large number of members have left to work in munition works and elsewhere, wbilst thirty of the members have joined the forces to fight "for their King and country. Notwithstanding this discouraging aspect of affaire, I am glad to be able to bear witness to the utility of the Institution. Five hundred and sixiy-eigbt members of all kind joined during the year; this constitutes a record number. Excellent use is being mad3 of all departments by visitors. Repairs and renovations to the building were carried out to the extent of nearly £ 20, yet there was an increase of over R6 in the funds at the end of the year. The sum of £ 200 was invested in the War fcoan and £ 50 in Exchequer Bonds. Valuable gifts os books were presented by Miss Winham, Mr John Ballinger, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth Mr Owen Llewelyn Williams, and Mr Morris G. Roberts, to whom the Com- I mittee wish to express their sincere gratitude. Owing to the severe losses which I have already mentioned, I look forward with some anxiety to the coming year, and I trust that all the members of the Committee and others will do their share in bringing the advantages of the Institution to the notice of their friends and induce them to join. In conclusion, I wish to express my gratitude to the Committee and members generally for the willing and hearty support thpy gave in promoting the success of the Institution." On the motion of the Rev. Gwynoro Davies, seconded by Mr Humphrey Jones, London City & Midland Bank, the Report was adopted. On the motion of Mr David Roberts, N.P. Bank, seconded by Mr Henry Freeman, a very hearty vote of thanks was instructed to be conveyed to ail donors of books, magazines and papers, a Hst of whom was submitted. « On the motion of the Rev, Gwynoro | Davies, seconded by the Rev. R. Ward, B.A., a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the retiring Chairman, who suitably responded. The following members were elected by ballot to trervq on the Executive Committee for the year ending March 31st, 1917 :-Dr. J. Pugb Jones, Rev. R. Lloyd Roberts, M.A., R D., Rev. Gwyncro Davies, Rev. R Ward, B.A., Messrs Henry Freeman, D. E. Davies, Morgan Richards, Rees Jones, J. R. Williams, Mor Awel; Morris G. Roberts, Edward Williams, Oswald Armer, David Roberts, Owen Parry and Edward Davies. Mr David Roberts, N P. Bank, and Mr R. Llewelyn Owen, Council Office, were elected auditors for the forth- coming year. I On the motion of the Rev. Z. Mather, seconded by Mr Edward Williams, it was resolved that the "Nineteenth Century should be taken in the Read- ing Room. On the motion of J. R. Williams, London City & Midland Bank, seconded by Mr Owen Parry, the Secretary was instructed to write to a number of ladies and gentlemen who are interested in the welfare of Barmouth to ask them to become vice-presidents. On the motion of Mr Morris G. Roberts, seconded by Mr Edward Davies, it was resolved that the first mpeting of the newly elected Com- mittee be held on the 12th inst., at 8-15 p.m.
I BARMOUTH COUNCIL 1 I SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting of the above Council was beld on Friday night. Present. Messrs William Owen (chairman), Rbys Jones, Robert Lloyd Williams, J. Llewelyn Davies and Francis Morris with Messrs R. Llewelyn Owen deputy-clerk, and T. R. Parry, surveyor. The Surveyor's Appeal. I The Chairman explained that the meeting had been called to consider the Surveyor's position and to give a report of the Local Tribunal's decision. He had attended the Tribunal and bad supported the Surveyor's appeal for a conditional exemption. As the time was so short, he bad given instructions to the Clerk to convene that meeting, although 48 hour's notice was not given, but when an urgent matter was to be dealth with the Clerk and Chairman bad a right to all a special meeting without giving 48 hour's notice, and a resoin- tion to the effect was on the Council's books. It was open for the Council to decide what to do with the Surveyor's appeal as the Local Tribunal bad given one month's exemption. The Deputy Clerk said that to be in order it would be necessary for the Council to eubpend the standing orders and to treat the matter as a matter of urgency, and to approve of the action done by the Clerk and the Chairman. Mr Rhys Jones proposed that the standing orders should be suspended, and to approve of the action taken by the Chairman and Clerk in calling the meeting that night. Mr Robert Lloyd Williams seconded, which was agreed to. The Deputy Clerk "reported that the decision of the Local Tribunal to the Council's appeal on behalf of the Surveyor was a temporary exemption until May 27th, so that the Council might make suitable arrangements. The Chairman said, it was now open for the Council to deal further with the appeal, whether to leave it or appeal again to the County Tribunal. Mr Robert Lloyd Williams proposed that the Council should appeal to the County Tribunal against the decision of the Local Tribunal who bad only granted one month's exemption. Mr J. Llewelyn sDaveis seconded, which was carried unanimously. The Chairman said the Council ought to decide who was going to repre- sent them at the County Tribunal. Mr J. Llewelyn Davies said õtbe Council could do that at another meeting. It was decided that the Chairman should sign the appeal forms.
Forthcoming Events Free insertions under this column to all those who bring in their Printing on all Forth-coming Events. MAY. 5tb.-Grand Concert at the Pavilion in aid of the Red Cross Fund by the "All-Welsh Concert Company. 8tb.-Lantern Lecture, How I Escaped from Rehleben," at the Pavilion
CORRESPONDENCE. I We do not hold ourselves responsible for Iitp opinions of our correspondents. HANOVER LODGE, REGENT'S PARK, N.W. 28th April, 1916. To the Editor. Sir, I am asking for gifts towards the excellent work of the British & Foreign Sailors' Society to be announced at their 98th annual gathering at the Mansion House, London, on May 8th. The Society is bothlnternationaI and Interdenominational, and is the oldest organisation looking after the all-round interests of our Sailor Lads. It has long enjoyed the patronage of the Royal House, and continues to receive the regular support of all the Churches as well as the leading members of the Naval, Shipping and Commercial circles. Even more important than all, I am convinced that the Society has a real place in the hearts and lives of our brave Sailors, and as a small reward for their splendid courage and endurance I hope that you will generously assist this glorious enterprise. I am sure you will agree with me that it is not only neeessary to maintain this work at its present bigh level, but also to extend its activities in other centres where our Sailors are in urgent need of Institutions ashore for the effective supply of their social and spiritual wants. Very truly yours, ETHEL BEATTY.
PASS IT ON, I GOOD NEWS IN BARMOUTH. I There has been some excusable doubt in the minds of a few in Bar- mouth. They have asked themselves whether such singular benefit could last. Doubt after doubt has disappeared and the proof of lasting cure given here by Miss Davies disposes of the last shadow of doubt. Read it and judge. On January 30 th, 1909, Miss S. C. Davies, of 5, Glasfor Terrace, near the Roman Catholic Church, Barmoutb, said I began to suffer with dragging pains across my back and loins about twelve months ago, when I felt so unnatnrally tired that I could hardly keep to my work. My knees were weak and stiff, too, and I felt altogether out of sorts. "I had no doubt that my kidneys were causing the trouble, so I made up my mind to try Doan'a Backache Kidney Pills. I was pleased to find these pills were just the medicine I needed, for after I bad taken a few I doses the pains began to leave me and | the tired feelings passed away, and I was able to get about with ease. I am as well as ever I have been, and if I feel any sign of the old trouble I shall certainly use Doan's pills. I heartily recommend them. (Signed) I S. C. Davies." On Feburarv 7th, 1916—ower seven yeat-s late?--Miss Davies said: "I am keeping in the best of health and free of the trouble Doan's pills cured me of seven years ago. Often those in the greatest danger from kidney complaint do not know their kidneys are diseased, and so the trouble is neglected until it reaches a serious stage. Cure your kidneys while you can by commencing with Doan's Backache Kidney Pills at once if you have any, such clear signs of kidney dis- order as urinary sediment, gravel, pains in the loins and back, rheumatism, and dizziness. Price 2/9 a box, of all dealers, or trom Foster McClellan, Co., 8, Wells Street, Oxford Street, London, W. Don't ask for backache or kidney pills,ask distinctly for Doan's backache kidney pills, the same as Miss Davies had.
I SHOULD A CHRISTIAN FIGHT ? At a meeting held at Christ Church on Wednesday evening, April 20tb, the Rev. E. Vaughan Humpreys presiding, one of the members opened the dis- cussion on the above as follows :—2 He that bath no sword let him sell his garment and buy one." What for ? To dangle at his side to give an air of importanca ? To bang in the hall to im- press beholders ? Nay surely the Master never enjoined exchanging a useful garment for an ornamental sword. What then was it for ? Surely it was to protect the weak; to defend right against might; to quell the bully to reinstate the down-trodden; to stay treachery; to uphold and maintain honour; to slay the war-god and help forward the reign of the Prince of Peace. In such a battle is Britain and her Allies now engaged. Full of zeal for a cause thus worthy have our brave boys gone forth (and our heartfelt thanks follow them), if need be, to lay down their lives, and in so doing follow Him who laid down His life. Greater love batb no man than this, that he lay down his life for bis friends." All honour to them, but, "to descend from the sublime to the rediculous," shall we for a few moments give some thought to the other type of man, who talks more about his religion than our beloved Tommies and Jacks do, but lives Christianity far less. I need hardly say I refer to what are called conscientious objectors, the appelation I take to signify conscience undeveloped or of stunted growth, objecting to learn what honour and self-sacrifice mean. The portion of Scripture to which these, people lay special claim is the Sermon on the Mount, well, to meet them on their own ground, if they take that as their motto. Mathew V. verse 41, says, And whosoever shall compel ibeei&g& a mile, go with him twain." Very well, his country compels him to go to Flanders—why does be not go further pnd go to Germany ? Or take the 40th verse. The Germans demand his coat (and all else he has), why does be not give his coat up to them and his cloak or overcoat) also ? We might believe be lived up to his professed creeds if we saw him going about coatless. Let us suppose our Government in August 1914 bad been composed of peace cranks," the pityful appeal of the Belgian King to King George would have been disre- garded. Would that have been in accordance with the Sermon on the Mount? the teaching of which surely is, do as you would be done by. The "peace cranks" would have regarded our treaty as a scrap of paper our promises as ot nj value. Would that have been our yea being yea and our nay, nay ? bad we been thus dishonour- able, our just punishment would have been that the Germans would, a year ago, have killed most of us and have subjected the rest to horrors too revolt- ting to name, and the land would have been in German hands. O say the peace cranks," we ought to pray and leave results to God." My answer to that is-pray to God to show us what to do and how to do it reverently, but to fold our arms and practically tell God to do it Himself is irreverent Does praying" Give us our daily bread mean sitting and waiting for God to rain I bread from the heavens ? Once the "peace cranks do not think praying is enough for bread they make effort for that, but when it is a question of less agreeable tasks they say 11 Here am I, but don't send me." I doubt if God ever does for us what we can do for our- selves. Christ raised Lazarus from the dead, but, before doing so, He said Roll ye away the stone." He did the part they could not do, hub not the part they could. He did not send angels to Mons to figbt the Germans, but when our men doing their best; were too weak, He sent angels to scare the Devil's represen- tatives. Several took part in the discussion. N