Forthcoming Events Free insertions under this column to all those who bring in their Printing on all Forth-coming Events. MAY. 30th-Concert at the Church Hall. JUNE. 16bn-County School Celebration of Shakespeare Wanted. WANTED.-A Young IJady with W some experience for Fancy Good* Shop Apply, 8, Central Buildings. WANTED. A Small Furnished W Detatched House in Barmouth for 2 ladies for 3 or 4 months. Bftth H. & C. Gas. Good domestic arrange- ments. Plate. Linen. Small Garden. Moderate Rent. Apply, Mrs F. M. Gleed Smith, 6, Roumania Crescent, Llandudno. TO SCHOOLBOYS. Ad(] to your i pocket-money by catching Lizards. Apply, 182, Clive Road, Dulwicb, London, 8.}j. r-. LABOURERS Wanted for Concrete JLj work. Apply, Thomas Gri?th & Son, contractors. To Be X<et Fuz-nished. FURNISHED HOUSES TO LET — 1 Near Beach and Station. Full particu- Jars from R.p. Office of this paper. j
20 BATHING VICTDMSu I ■— COMING OF SUMMER MAKES I EARLY AND HEAVY TOLL. The first few days of real summer I hove been productive of many deaths from drowning, no fewer than 18 being reported from South Wales alone on Monday Among others was that of James Weir, a private in the Scottish Rifles, who was drowneb while bathing in the Obelisk Pond, Windsor Park. A gallant attempt, was made by Lieub. D. 0. Williams to save Lieut. H A. F. Dunn, Royal Engineers, who was drowned at Monmouth while bathing on Monday. Lieut. D. 0. Williams nearly lost his life in his attempt to save his brother officer-
WITH ONE VOICE. BARMOUTH PEOPLE AGREE ON AN ALL- IMPORTANT POINT. The voice of the people is heard all over the country. Barmouth has joined in the general proclamation. Towns- people speak out earnestly and plainly. This week another Barmouth woman gives Atstntement and personal proof of what Doan's pills have done for her. On February 4th, 1914, Mrs E. Owen, of Tanyddinas, Barmouth, said :—" My back was so bad some time ago that I could hardly stand upright, and when in bed I could not rest for the pain in the small of my back. I had rheumatism in my arms and suffered, too, with attacks of dizziness and headaches. The kidney system was quite wrong; painful and scalding in relief. I had read about Doan's Backacba Kidney PiBs, so I &ent for a box, and was very glad to find that they did me a great deal of good. Ihâd tried other things but nothing seemed to ease me before taking these pills. I am pleased to say I am very much better now and not troubled as I was. Doan's pills will always have a good word from me. (Signed) .C! E. Owen." On February 7th, 1916-two yeats later—Mrs Owen said "I am keeping very well, I am pleased to say. Doan's pills cured me of my backache and have kept me well since." Rheumatism is stiffness and pain in the joints or muscles, which may be tender, sore, and a little swollen. It is due to a poisoned state of the blood, in which there is a great excess of uric acid. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills help tha kidneys to filter the uric acid out of the blood, autl thus reach the actual cause of the rheumatism. 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 Mrs Owen bad. _h_
Letter from the Front. We have received the following letter from Staff-Sergeant Harry Whitehead, who is with the Motor Transport in France: "I hope you will excuse me for not writing to you before, but we have been so very busy since our arrival in France that I have not had hardly any time for writing. However, now that I have started, I am pleased to tell you that I am going on alright and in the best of health. I think it is the rough-and-ready way we Jive out here that makes one so healthly. We have bad to rough it in many ways since we left England. I sleep on the front seat of my lorry, which has to act itS my bedroom and everything, and it is not so warm at night on the seat of a motor-lorry, as two small blankets are all the bed- clothes we get. However, taking everything as it comes, we get on fairly well. The noise of the guns keep us awake mt night, and duiing the day the aeroplanes are continually over as. Things are very dear out here, but shops ¡ are very few and far beLween in the villages. I only kpow of one shop within four miles of here. Half of our company have been tkken from us to go I to the firing line to dig trenches and gunpits. They may be there for several weeks, I cannot tell you where I am, as these letters are liable to be censored, but 1 am not far from a large town where very heavy fighting is going on, and I hope it won't be long before we advance from here. Life in the Motor Transport was like a holiday while we were in England, but out here it is very different, and I think we have bad to rough it as much since we have been out here as any other unit, and we ba.ve to earn every penny of our 6/- cf which there has been so much talk about. We have to work from Monday morning till Sunday night. There is no time off here and every day is the same. We have to be up at six in the morning and do not finish till 5 or 7 o'clock, and later if we have any lorries out of order. If we get an hour to spare it is soon taken up by washing, as we have to wash all our own clothes. So yon see it is not much time we get for anything, so you much excuse me for not writing to you before. I must no-.v tlose. I regain, 1 Yours aincerpiy, Staff Sergt H. Whitehead."
BARMOUTH COUNCIL. SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting of the above Council was held on Friday night. Present: Messrs William Owen (chairman), D. E. Davies, Rees Jones, Francis Morris, Robert Lloyd Williams, and Rbys Jones with Messrs R. Llewelyn Owen (deputy-clerk), and T. R. Parry (surveyor). Before proceeding with the agenda, Mr Robert Lloyd Williams said be thought it would not be wise for him to take part in the proceedings that night. The Chairman said be saw no objec- tion for him to take part. Mr Robert Lloyd Wil!iams.-I think it would be better for me not to take part. The Chairman said it was quite in order for him to take part in the proceedings, and be savv no reason why he should not. Mr Robert -riloyd Williams.I think it would be better for me not to take part that night, especially for future intentions. Mr D. E. Davies said they had but very little to do. The, Chairman said it was quite in order for Mr Williams to take part in the Council's proceedings that night. Mr Rees Jones.—Are you of military age. ■ Mr Robert Lioyd illilitrpti.-No. Not, now. i Mr Rees Jones. -Then it is alright for you to take part. A MATTER OF URGENCY. The Chairman said that in the first place the Council would have to treat the matter to be discussed as a matter of urgency, and the Standing Orders should be suspended so that the matter could be considered. Power had been given to the Chairman and Clerk to convene a special meeting.. Mr D. E. Davies proposed that the Standing Orders should be suspended, a,nd to treat the question under dis- cussion as a matter of urgency. Mr Rbys Jones seconded, and was agreed to. THE SURVEYOR'S APPEAL. The Chairman reported that he had appeared the previous day before the County Appeal Tribunal in support of the Council's appeal for a conditional exemption for Mr- s V.u rii s Surveyor (Mr T. R. Parry), wlt<< heen giv"n only one month i>y he Loom I Tribunal. The Cou y T< iburinl uphplil the decision of s in-' L a-al Tribunal. bui, the Council hud nvv* chance to appeal for a cotidil io ,,I x,-ii-ipti(iii, and the County rlllhnn 11 hõld granted M>e Council permission ;o tppeal to the Central Appeal Commiuee in London. I The object of the meeting that night I was t.o dpcide whether to appeal to the Central Committee or not. That was I for the Council to decide. I Mr Rhys Jones said the Council bad met more than once to discuss the Surveyor's appeal, and the Council bad I on all occasions passed to appeal and to do their utniost to the end. He pro- posed that the Couucil should appeal to the Central Appeal Committee for an exempLion for the Surveyor. Mr Francis Morris seconded, which was carried unanimously. WHAT THE REPORTER HAD. I Mr Robert Lloyd Williams asked what bad Mr Morris G. Roberts, the Barmouth Advertiser representative, put down of the Council's proceedings that night. The Chairman.— Yes. What have you got down, Mr Roberts ? Mr Morris G. Roberts.—I have a full report, for that was my object in attend- ing the meeting.
COUNTY APPEAL TRIBUNAL. Barmouth Surveyor's Appeal. Merioneth Head-Teacher's Appeal. --r:> )( 'J -yr- Tbo Merionethshire Appeal Tribunal met at the Police Station, Barmouth, on Thursday last, Mr William Owen, Blaenau Festiniog, presiding. There were thirty appeals entered, nine being by the Military Representative. I BARMOUTH SURVEYOR'S APPEAL. The Barmouth Urban District Council appealed against the one month exemp- tion granted by the Local Tribuual to Thomas R. Parry, 32 years of age (attested), surveyor, waterworks engineer and sanitary inspector to the Barmouth Urban District Council. The Council claimed that the Surveyor was in a certified occupation, being on the administrative staff of the Local Government Board. There was no one who had the necessary technical and local knowledge to replace him. The Clerk (Mr White Phillips) said it was not clear if the Council were unanimous in making the appeal, hut he could take no notice of a complaint lodged to him that morning. In reply to the Chairman, Mr T. R. Parry said he was not appealing person- ally. He was willing, but not anxious to go. Me William Owen, Chairman of the Barmouth Council, in supporting the appeal on behalf of the Council, said it would' be a great inconvenience to the town if the Surveyor vent. During past years tbo Council had had great trouble with their water supply. He could not say whether it was impossible to have a man, in the place of the Surveyor. The Council had not yeti endeavoured to obtain another man instead of the present Surveyor as the Council were going to sse what would be the result of their appeal before the County Tribunal. The Chairman.—Is it not a fact that the Council bad already received nn application for the post. I Mr William Owen.— Yes. One appli. cation was sent to the Council, but it was not discussed. The Chairman.—Is it not a fact that the Couucil had received more than one application for the post. ivi vv> :,trn Owen.—N o. Only one, II I'pl i(;:¡ lion was not, read at the ( -i ■ T illan.- Why. M Win.rn Owen. Because the C 11 ii '101, yet done away with the «. »• Surveyor Tii" Ob it rrian.—Was the applicant a. qu.fi"d jj"<-son. Mr William Owen said the applicant was a ior'HI contractor. In reply to a question, Al,- William Owen silid that the Council had been discussing the Surveyor's appeal several time*, and the majority of the Council had passed that he should appear before the Tribunal. Mr Rolly Williams.—Why bad the Council not taken steps to fiud a substitute for the Surveyor, as they knew that he was likely to be called up. The Chairman said that the Chairman of the Council had already stated that the Council had deferred that matter until the decision of the County Tribunal bad been given. The Military Representative (Captain Turner Hughes) asked Mr William Owen whether be had seen the letter in the Barmouth Advertiser for May lltb, which bad reference to this matter. Mr William Owen said he did not appear for what was in the paper. The Military Representative said that the letter in the Barmouth Advertiser was asking tbe Chairman of the Council what steps had the Urban Council taken to find a substitute for the Surveyor, who bad only been granted a month's exemption by the Local Tribunal. Mr William Owen said the letter was not. official, and he bad nothing to do with it. The Military Representative asked bad the Urban Council by now taken any steps to fill the post of Surveyorship- The Chairman said they bad been informed tbai; the CouU4;IH hAil tulron no such steps up to the present. Mr William Owen.—It would be r. calamity for the town if the Surveyor bad to go now. In reply to tbe Chairman, Mr William Owen said tbatduring past years the Council bad no end of trouble with the- water supply, but had very little trouble with it last year. In reply to questions given by th& Chairman, Dr. J O. Williams, Medical Officer of Health of the Council, said it would be a calamity for the town if the Surveyor had to go now. The water supply at Barmouth was very compli- cated, and it would take a man a very long time to understand tbe local water- works. There had baen less trouble with the waterworks since Mr Parry came than for the last twenty years. None of the present employees of the Council knew anything about the water- works. The Chairman. -Don't you think there is someone in the town or a member of the Council that knows any- thing about the local waterworks. Dr. J. 0. Williau)s.-I should say emphatically, no. In reply to a question, Dr. J. Or Williams said that in years gone by, the Council bad obtained expert advice for the waterworks, which had cost, a good sum of money, but it had never been better than during the four years Mr Parry bad been in the service of the Council. The Chairman said that here was a man willing to go, and certainly if the Council had managed before he came, they could do so again in the future. The appeal was dismissed, and the decision of the Local Tribunal con- firmed.-Leave to appeal to the Central Tribunal granted. HEAD TEACHER'S APPEAL. The Military Representative bad ap- pealed with the consent of the County Appeal Tribunal against their confirm- ation of exemption granted to Aneurin Owen, head teacher of Cynwyd Council School, and the Central Tribunal wrote
The Barmouth Unit of th, V T C.— M■■■■' ing- 'i»-e held #»vo» v M nd,v at 8 ) p.ni :o S'. David's. Chu oh Schoolroom. AH Minsp who arp »ou- <if" hpfoiiiing eiYi/'i'-ni for natiorinl di-fVoe^ ;< c invitpd i I end Barmouth Library—A ill/.pl ing of the Executive Committee of ifie above inst-it-ii,ion was held on Wf>dnn«d>Tiy last, when there were present: Rev Gwynoro Davies, Rev. R. Ward, B A, Mr David Roberts, N P Bank Mr Owen Parry, Mr Morgan Richards, Mr J it Williams, London City and Midland Bank; Mr Henry Freeman, Mr Edward Williams, Mr Morris G. Roberts, Mr Humphrey Jonps, London City and Midland Bank (treasurer), and Mr J. Jones (secretary). On the motion of Mr Henry Freeman, seconded by Mr Owen Parry, Mr J. R. Williams was unanimously elected Chairman for the ensuing year. Minutes of last Executive Committee, and reports of Finance and Book Committees were read, confirmed, and signed.-Letters were read from Mrs Bnyliss, Mrs Holland, Mrs Mackenzie, Mrs Williams, Plasmynach Miss Winham, Miss Griffith, Arianfryn, Major C. E. Breese, Mr William George, Mr George Evans, Mr J K. Slarley, and Mr J. N. Roberts, expressing their consent to continue as Patrons and Vice- Presidents of the institution. Extracts from some of the above letters were most encouraging, congratulating all concerned upon the utiJitity and success of the inatitution.-A number of very valuable books bad been presented by Mr B. Fairfax Brown and Miss Winbam. On the motion of the Rav. Gwynoro D k,vies, seconded by Mr Henry Freeman, the handsome gifts were gratefully accepted, and the Secretary was instruc- ted to convey the Committee's sincere thanks to the donors.—With reference to msuggestion made at the Annual Meeting that some alterations should be (lone to the Coronation Reference Cup. board in the Reading Room, it was resolved to leave the matter to the Works Committee.—Sub Committees were appointed, with the following as Chairmen :-Book Committee Rev. R. Ward, B.A.; Finance Committee: Mr Edward Williams Billiard Committee Mr Oswald Armer Works Committee MrRees Jones.-It. was resolved that the next Executive Committee be held on second Tuesday in July at 8 p.m.