STAR TE A JB x: <c: E T j; Q jsgrjaL m< 'Tr jaL 2s. 2s.2d., and 2s. 4d. per Ib. T'Y A S.A.1VII»x. STAR SUPPLY STORES. THE London City & Midland Bank, Ltd. HEAD OFFICE 5, Threadneedle Street, E.C. 31st DECEMBER, 1915. Subscribed Capital Paid Up Capital Reserve Fund Advances,etc Deposits .;£22,947,804 4,780,792 4,000,000 65821,841 147,750,702 Foreign Branch: 8, Finch Lane, E.C.
6Md News for the Ratepayers. We are sure that all the rate- payers will heartily welcome the reduction in the rates made by the Urban Couacfl at a meeting held on Monday night. It is some years since the Council reduced the rates, and a reduction of I/- in the 2 at the present time will be greatly appreciated. Of course we must not look up to the Council to carry on improvements on a large scale, but the most important point for a health resort like Barmouth is to have the place kept clean and tidy, and to have a good water supply with perfect sanitary arrangements. These are essential for a watering place and the Council will, we are sure, do all in their power to keep the town clean and tidy, especially during the summer months, when so many visitors are visiting the town. The best advertisement that the town can ever obtain is that visitors should have a good impression when they come here of the cleanliness of the place, and no doubt small Himprovements could be carried out to maKe the town more attractive. We quite agree that the Council have done a wise thing in not reducing the rates by more than 1/- in the .6 this year, which will thus enable the Council to see for themselves what could be done with the assets at their disposal. One item, amounting to close upon .£200, which the Coun- cil had to make no provision for this year was that of public lighting, but on the other hand there are more empty houses now than in previous years, and therefore the Council had to bear this matter in mind when estimating as to the amount to be received in respect of rates.
I MRMOUTH MUNC!L ¡ SPECIAL MEETING. I Substantial Reduction in the Rates. A special meeting of the above Council was held on Monday night. Present: Messrs William Owen, J.P. (chairman), II Edward Williams (vice-chairman), D. 0. Hugbes, Rees Jones, J. Llewelyn j Davies, Henry Freeman, Robert Lloyd j Williams, Francis Morris, Rbya Jones, and J. Pryce Jones; with Messrs R. Hewelyn Owen (depaty-clerk), and T. R. Parry (surveyor). SEAWALL. The Deputy Clerk read a letter from Messrs Saunders and Bradbury, solicitors, Birmingham, acting on behalf of certain landowners on the Marine Parade, asking if the Council %vould appoint a. deputation to meet them with reference to the sea erosion at the south.end of the Parade. On the proposition of Mr Henry Freeman, seconded by MrD. O.Hughes, it was decided that a; depntation con- sisting of the Chairman, Vice-Cbairman, and Mr J. Pryce Jones should meet Mr Sounders at Barmoutb, and to bring a I report to the Coancih ESTIMATE OF NEW RATE. i The Deputy Clerk presented the estimate of the new rate for next year, which bad been prepared by the Surveyor and himself, and the estimated expenditure amounted to J64288, which was .6176 less than last year's estimate. Mr Edward Williams said be did not believe in making an estimate this year, bat to allocate a certain sum of money to each department to expend daring the year. He believed that by an earnest effort the rate could be reduced 1/6 in the £ this year. Perhaps some objection would be raised that that could cot be done this year because of so many empty bouses, but he remem- bered the time when they had more empty bouse than at present, besides paying an overdraft of J6500 in one year. It was the duty of the Council to rsdnce the rates this year, especially at the present time. They must remember the time they were in at present, and he fav- oured asubsta-ntia! redaction in the rates this year eo as to meet the struggling ratepayers of Barmoutb. The Council's assets at present amounted to £60,000, and he believed that the next generation should take tome portion of the burden. Mr Robert Lloyd William* supported Mr Edward Williams' contentions. Mr Henry Freeman suggested that all the members should give their views on the matter. The Chairman said all of them wanted to see the rates reduced. Mr Rbya Jones aaid he quite agreed that the rates should be reduced, but it would be better for the Council to go over each item as prepared by the Deputy Clerk and the Surveyor. The Deputy Clerk said that according to the estimate prepared by the Surveyor and himself, the Council tould reduce the rate 9d. in the JB this year. The Council then went over each item of expenditure with a view of arranging for a reduction in the rates, and the Council discussed every item thoroughly. Afterwards, a lengthy discussion took place, when all the members took part as to the amount the rates could be reduced. Ultimately it was unanimously decided that the general and district rate for this year should bel/- in the ;C less than last year. On the proposition of Mr D.O.Hugbes, seconded by Mr Rbys Jones, it was I decided to levy a general and district rate of 4/9 in the J6. I, It was decided pa the proposition of Mr J. Pryce Jones, seconded by Mr I Edward Williams, to levy a water rate of 3d. in the J6. 1 On the proposition of Mr Rbys Jones, seconded by Mr Robert Lloyd Williams, it was decided to levy a water rate of 2/- in the iC for those residing cntside the Urban District. On the proposition of Mr Rees Jones it was decided that the new rate should be signed on Tuesday, June SOtib. Tba Council sat for over two hours.
11 EMPIRE DAY.. Boy Scouts Athletic Sports. I The Barmouth Boy Scouts !oyaUy celebrated Empire Day by holding AtJiletic Sports pn the Recreation Ground. The arrangements were in the bands of the Committee. The fol- lowing Acted as officials on the field :— Starters, Lieutenant Kenneth Bui!, Mr B. W. Jones; judges, Lieutenant B. Ptggott, Lieutenant A. L. Ogden, Mr Ernest Lloyd, Mr Harry Kirk; footba!! mutch referee, Mr John R. Humphreys, The following were the prize-winners Bag!e playing competition. Three competed. First prize (given by Mrs Howins) Robert Charles Crabbe. 100 yards flat race. let, Robert Henry WiHiams; 2od, Eddie Foulkes. (Prizes given by Mr JnekTncker). Three-legged race. (First prize given by Mr J&ck Tiieker). 1st, Owen Ellis Roberts and Sidney Price. Walking match. (First prize given by Mr Owen Parry). 1st, Owen Eilis Roberts. Pbyaica! drill competition. Two patrols entered. First prize of 5s. (given by Sir Edmnnd Buckley) was awarded to the patroi under Mr J. Jones, The Library. Obstacle race. 1st, Griffith Grimth 2nd, Robert H.Wmjams. (Prizesgiven by Mr Evan R. Davies, Gianywerydd. Ambulance race. 1st, Thomas Meirion Grimtb 2nd, Eddie Foulkes and Wm. Robinson. (Prizes given by Mrs Holland). Leap frog trace. 1st, Sidney Price and Frank Ingram; 2nd, Robert Henry WH- liams and Gwi!ym Roberts. (Prices I given by a Friend). Football match. (Prize of Ss. given by Sir Edmand Buckiey). Winning team captamed by Thornae Meirioo Grimth. A prize oSered by MtM AUicgton Haghes, Wrexbam, for the best eesay on the Scoots* outing to DyS'ryn was divided between Jack Loxton and Gwiiym Roberts, both of whom bad sent in excellent essays. A prize of Ss offered to the best worker in the troop was awarded to Jack Loxton. There was a good attendance on the fte!d. The boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and are looking forward for another day's sports before the end of the summer. Mr Grimtbe, of the Mineral Water Works, provided & case of mineral waters free ofobarge. He said he was pleased to do this as some of the Boy Scouts were always anxious to do a good turn" whenever they bad the opportunity. The Bontddu Troop of Boy Scouts joined in the sports, after which, they and the Barmouth Troop were enter- tained to tea at Min-y-mor by Mr and Mrs Hoyd. The prizes were presented to the winning competitors by Mrs 0. W. Morris at the evening concert.
I ANSWER IT HONESTLY! ARE NOT THE OPINIONS OF BARMOUTH RESIDENTS BETTER THAN THOSE OF STRANGERS! The above is a vital question. It directly concerns Barmouth peopte. Hi can't be evaded or ignored. The Bar- moutb woman who speaks here, speaks for the good of the district. Read right through for yourself, and acknowledge the truth of thesa faottS.. j On February 5th, 1914, Mrs S. Jones:, of Aelfor Cottage, near the new Post OfSce, Barmouth, said :—" I have been troubled with rheumatic pains in my back, which I have no doubt were caused by the kidneys not acting property. A friend advised me to try Down's Backache Kidney Pi!!s, and I am pleased to say they have done me very much good. I think Dean's pills are fine, and have recommended them to my friends. (Signed) S. Jones." On February 7th, 1916-tUJo years later-Mra Jones said: "I have bad eo much benefit from Dean's pilis that I use no others, and I still teH my friends to use them for kidney troub!es." Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are NOT for constipation, liver trouble or stomach disorder. They are solely for disorders of the kidneys and bladder-such as dropsy, gravet, sediment, urinary troubles, backache, lumbago, and rheumatism. They relieve the kidneys and bladder like laxatives relieve the bowets. Price 2/9 a box, of a!I dealers, or irom Foster MpC!e!Ia.n, Co., 8, Wells Street, Oxtord Street, London, W. Don't ask for backache or kidney pi!!s,—ask distinctly for Doa?t'< backache kidney pH!s, the same as Mre Jones bad.
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not hold ourselves resjpOMStMe fot tho, OptMtOMS 01 our cort-espondents. THE BARMOUTH COUNCIL. To the Editor. Sir,—AHow me a abort space to pro- ii test most strongly against the persona! attacks made by an annonymous writer in your columns on Mr William Owen, chairman of the Barmontib Urban Coun- cil, with reference to the Surveyor. An Old Member" ought to know and no doubt be does know that the Chairman acts in his capacity as mouth- piece of the Council and simply carries out resolutions passed by the Council. Of the 12 members constituting the Council I understand that 3 are mem- bers of the Local Tribunal and three are of military age so that these six could not be a party to any resolution passed with regard to the releasing of the Surveyor for military duties. I understand that the remaining 6 mem- bers passed a strong resolution in favour of appealing for exemption for the Surveyor and the Chairman was appointed to appear before the County Tribunal and carry the resolution into effect. I cannot understand at all the position of those persons who are anxious to de- prive the town of the services of the Surveyor. Certainly they ftre not trn& friends of the town. If it were made public that Barmouth is without an inspector of nuisances even for a month let alone for a year, visitors would take care not to come near the place. Ib is of the utmost importance that a water- ing place like Barmouth should have & certincated man in charge. No stone should be left unturned in order to de- feat the attempt which is being made to part with the Surveyor, and Mr Wm. Owen and Dr. J. 0. Williams deserve the gratitude of all those who have the woifaro of cur charming town at hearb for their earnest, although unsuccessful pleading before the County TribuoaL I ANOTHER OLD MEMBER.
In [Reinoriam. IN LOVING MEMORY of my dear hus- band, Francis Morris, who passed away June 1st, 1915. Sadly Boused by his wife and 8on—E!!ea Morris, 1, Epworth Terrace, and Ptie. Phii!ip Morris, who is at present serving with the Medico Unit R.N.D., and has been for some months at Leconos Island.
BARMOUTH. Cyfarfod y CaIan.—Disgwylir i was- s'DaeLbn'r Calan aes&f y Parchn. Joseph James, B.A., Llandysilio, a Samuel Williams, GIandwr. New Potatoes.—On Monday last, Mr Bichprd Price, Bryaithe!, dng a quantity of new potatoes from his gur. den in Park Road. False Alarm.—The thunderstorm 00 Thursday nighb caused rnnoy of the inhabitants to fear that there were Zoppehas aboat. Personal.—Mr Bees Jones, tbopopa— !&r precentor of Caetsaiem C.M. Cbapel was last week the conductor of a chorat feetiva! in Montgomeryshire. Our Boys.—Private Ha.rt'y PoweH. LIanaber, who was wounded in France some months ago, and who has been in hospital for some time, is home or a short fnrJougb. Property Sale.—In our advertising columns it will be seen that Messrs Diggory and Chapman, aaotioneera, are conducting a sale of freehold propertieN at the Victoria Hotel, Hanbedr, on Wednesday, Jone 14bb. The Railway StatioM.—The work of enclosing in the Barmouth Railway Station has been started, and when completed it wiii be a great improve- ment. The Oswestry and Aber- yatwytb Railway Stations are al. ready enclosed in. AdTorttsing Barmouth. — In The Christian Science Monitor," Boston, Mass., for May 4bb, appears a lengthy re- port of the speech delivered by Princi- pal Harry Reicbel, M.A., Bangof, at the annual prize distribution at tb. Barmouth County School.