SPECIAL DISPLAY OF SUMMfR COODS. Ladies' Summer Robes in Voiles, etc. r I h 1 j Blouses and Underclothing. Spaoial Value in Natural Shantung Silks for Blouses and Jumpers. A new delivery of Panamas and Semi-trimmed Hats. All Goods plain Marked. See Windows. R. McLean, QEGENTS' OUTFITTER^p Portmadoc.
Merioneth County Council IMPORTANT STATEMENT ON FINANCES. WHERE IS MR. HAYDN JONES? INCREASE IN RATES. Merioneth County Council met at Dolgelley on Thursday, June 6th, present, Councillor R. C. Anwyl, chairman: Councillor-L. J. Davies, Llanuwchllyn, vice-chairman: Aldermen T. Martin Williams, Barmouth; W. Hughes, Dolgelley; Robert Evans, Crynierth; William Owen, Festiniog; E. D. Janes, Llandrillo; R. E. Roberts, Llanuwchllyn; and Dr. John Joneg, Dolgeijey; Councillors W. O. Wil- liams, Corwen; John Edwards, Gwyddelwern Sir Henry Robertson, Llandrillo; J. W. Roberts, Bala; Robert Hughes, Llanycil R. Thomas, Llanfor; H. M. Jones, Llandderfel; E. A Williams, and Rees Morgan, Dolgellev Rbt. Hughes, Llanfacbretb John Roberts, Bar- mouth; Humphrey Jones, Talyllvn; J. Vaughan Williams, D. White Phillips, Griffith G. Davies, and Dr. Richard Jones, Festiniog; R. W. Vaughan, Maentwrog; Joseph Humphreys, Penrhyn; Edward Griffith, Harlech; J. Maeth- Ion James and Meredith Jones, Towvn; Messrs David Breese, county clerk; Dr. Lewys Lloyd, medical officer; E. Vaughton, ceunty surveyor; It. Barnett, treasurer, and other officials. Ackno wledgmen t. The Clerk read a letter from Major Owen Owen, Egypt Expeditionary Force, conveying to the Council his sincere thanks for their kind vote of sympathy with him when he -as wounded in November close to Beersheba. He had quite recovered and wag back again with his regiment. General Sir Edmund Allen- by's dispatch, added Major Owen, bears testi- mony to the share done by the Welsh troops in the capture of Jerusalem, but it will not be till the complete history of this campaign I is publshed that will be realised the arduous tole allotted to the Welsh division and the IIIJIrgnificent spirit in which the men;, in spite 01 great hardships and heat and MM, carried fcitt their allotted part of the schema. The County Member. £ MT. Wm. Owen asked what was the qyalifi- Saticn of members who did not iàtténd meet- ings of the Council? Were they not disquali-i fied if they did not attend for six months? The Clerk—Are they on any particular ser- sice ? Mr Wm. Owen added that he would tell tile Council what he had in view in asking the question. He did not think that Alder- man Havdn Jones had attended a Council fneeting for the past two years and he was not on any particular service. He was home Yerv often when the Council met; and he (Mr. Owen) did not see why. though Mr Haydn Jones was a member of Parliament for the county he should be excused attendance more than an ordinary member. He had every respect for Mr. Haydn Jones, but did not see why he could not attend occasionally. The Clerk said he did not know any rules by which a member was disqualified by non- attendance. Dr. John Jones said that some members retired every three years and the position could -be reconsidered on reappointment. Mr Haydn Jones was a most valuable member of the Council and he was sorry he did not attend. Llwyngwril. Llangelynin Parish Council nominated Mr. Ffoulkes Jone* to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Councilor John Wynne; but Mr. Wm. Owen pointed out that Mr. Ffoulkes Jones was a schoolmaster in the employ of the county and it. was agreed to refer nomination back to the Parish Council. Milk Analysis. In yeply to a question whether proceedings had been taken on au analysis showing 5.9 per cent, deficiency in fat, the Chief Constable (Mr. Richard Jones) said it was usual to take pro- ceedipgs, but as the Analyst reported that the slight deficiency was probably natural and hav- ing regard to the other figures he did not pro- ceed in that case. Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs. The Agricultural Analyst reported having analysed six samples, four of which were satis- factory and two unsatisfactory. Weights and Measures. 1 Mr. E. J. Evans, Towyn, the inspector, re- ported that during the year 4,452 weights, 134 measures, and 543 weighing machines were examined; weights adjusted 1,728, rejected or condemned 15, and weighing instruments 3. There were 1,095 places of business in the county liable to be inspected of which 560 were visited and 6,429 weights, 961 measures, and 1,302 machines inspected. Main Roads. Mr. Meredith Jones brought un the report of the Main Roads Committee which stated that a. sub-committee had been appointed to visit. the locality and report on an application by Penllyu Rural Council for ? contribution to the cost of converting a footpath from the main road above Craigyrouw to Arenig into a road suit-able for vehicular traffic. The Com- mittee supported a resolution of Northumber- land County Council that legislation should be made for payment of a fair mileage rate by owners of motor omnibuses to highway auth- orities toward road repair and maintenance. The Committee recommended that E12,000 should be provided for roads and bridges for the year ending March, 1919. The County Surveyor re- ported that in common with all main roads in the county portions of main roads in urban districts were subjected to heavy timber baul- age and. consequently were continually under repair. With those exceptions the condition of the roads was on the whole satisfactory. Re- pairs to bridges were completed or in hand. Considering that timber haulage was going on 4DYer the greater part of main roads and in many instances by mechanical traction, the con- dition of the rural main roads generally was satisfactory. Portions which were badly cut up, notably from Pennal to Dovey Bridge, Dolgelley to Ganliwyd, and in Dinas Mawddwy -district had much improved. The Clerk stated that at a meeting that morning, after meeting representatives of Bala Urban Council, it had been agreed, in respect of Bnla's claim of £130, to recommend S115 or an increase of £15. (The recommendation was adopted.) Towyn Urban Council had agreed to accept the same terms as last year. An offer by the Crown Agent of a lease of stone areas in the county for ten years at an annuaj rert of B9 merging in a royalty of 2d. a ton was accepted, as was an offer by Mr. Jarrctt Trawsfynydd. to give a pieca of land I
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Pwllheli Festival. WELSH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHING, The annual singing festival of Pwllhea C.M, Sunday School Union was held at Salem on 'Thursday. The singing was excellent and the meetings were well attended. The singing conductor was Mr. T. T. Powell, and Misses, Winnie Jones and M. Olive Murray presided at the organ. The presidents were Messrs. D. Charles Owen, Afonwen, and Hugh Pritchard, Pwllheli. The Rev. W. Jones, M.A., Four- crosses, and Mr. Jesse Roberts, Chwilog, cate- chised. Mr. J. O. Williams was secretary. The following won prizes for learning the meusydd llafur" Rhodd Mam:" Abererch, Richard Owen, Morris John Jones, Bessie Griffiths, Robert J. Griffiths; Chwilog, John T. Jones, Gwladys Hughes, Katie Williams; Four- crosses, Eric J. Jones, Meurig Jones, Mair Evans; Gosen, Lizzie Hughes, Annie Thomas, John Ellis Jones, Robert Japheth; Pentre- uchaf, Owen Morris, Robert Evans, Harry Emyr Lewis, Lizzie J. Hughes, Jane Rhoda Jones, O. G. Williams, John Iestyn Jones, John Evans, Maggie Evans; Pencaenewydd, Mair Griffiths, Annie Wynne Jones, Mary Ellen Jones, Annie E. Jones; Penmount, Eluned Williams, Eirlys Winifred Jones, Lora May Griffiths, Annie Laura Jones, J. Emrys Thomas, J. Eifion Wil- liams, R. J. Roberts, William Owen, J. G. Jones; Salem, Heleq Harries, Gwilym T. Jones, N. W. Jones, Howell Williams, and Walter Jones; Tarsis, Ethel Maude Roberts, Nellie Williams, Richard Wright, Agnes J. Hughes, Nancy Hughes, Barbara Hughes, Alice M. Roberts, Annie Form an. Efengyl loan: Catherine A. Thomas, Abererch; Marv Pritch- ard, Jennie Pritchard, and Jennie Roberts, jLlwyndyrus; Mary Jones, Rhosfawr; William Hughes, South Beach. "HVfforddwr:" Nellie Williams, Gosen; Eliza Parry, Penmount; Ann J. Jones, and Lizzie J. Owen, Pentre Uchaf, Mr. W. W. Jones, Fourcrosses, won the prize for translating an English hymn into Welsh. The Rev. J. Puleston Jones was the adjudicator. Tonic solfa certificates.—(Junior), Penmount-: Eluned Williams, Catherine Griffiths, Emrys j Thomas, Penry Thomas, Katei Ellen Ellis, Evan W. Williams, Pentreuehaf; Annie Thomas, Maggie Janet Jones, Katie Roberts, Gwilym Richard Jones, John W. Hughes, Tofllttiy Hughes, Owen Williams; Llwyndyrus, Lizzie Dora Pritchard, Laura A. Pritchard, Evan I Jones Pritchard, Richard Owen Pritchard; Rhos- fawr, Jane Olwen Williams, Richard John Williams, Chwilog, Lily Roberts, Mair Jones, ¡ Lily Blodwen Katie Davies, Katie Wil- liams, Sally Williams,, Mair V. Jones, Bobby John Williams; Fourcrosses, Maggie Jones Roberts, Sarah Morgan Evans, Lizzie Roberts, Mair Evans, Ednyfed Vaughan Jones, David Pentir Richard; Salem Mair Iona Williams; Tarsis, Laura Thomas, Maggie Roberts, Annie Jones, Annie Barker Jones, Elizabeth Roberts. I Elementary: Tarsis, Elizabeth Roberts, Annie Barker Roberts; Penrpount. Willie Williams, Trevor Lloyd, Thomas Owen Roberts, Robert Penry Thomas, John Emrys Thomas; Salem, R. W. Jones; Fourcrosses, Enid M. Jones, Gwyneth Jones, Rliianoa W. Jones, Jane Lizzie Pritchard: Brynbachau, A. M. Jones, Dilys Myfi Owen, Richie J. Pugli; Chwilog, Nellie Davies, Gladys Hughes, Katie Jones, M. A. Williams, Sydney Hughes, Jennie Davies, E. P. Williams, J. T..Tones, Lizzie M. Jones; Pencaenewydd, Kate Ellen Jones; Pentre Uchaf, Annie Jane Jones, Mair Williams, Margaret J. Jones, Margaret J. Jones, Elizabeth Williams, Miriam Hughes, Tommy Hughes, J. W. Hughes, Llwyndyrys, Lizzie Dora Pritchard. Laura A. Pritchard, Jane Olwen Williams (Rhosfawr); Penmount, E. W. Williams, K. E. Ellis, John Easter Ellis. Intermediate: Fourcrosses, Trevor Lloyd Williams; Chwilog, Mary Jones, Kate Ellen Jones, Lizzie Grace Williams, Jennie Elias, Maggie E. Robert, Lizzie M. Jones, Mary Pritchard, Robert W. -Jones; Pentre Uchaf, Annie J. Jones; Rhosfawr, Jane Olwen Williams, Mella Williams; Penmount, Ellen Llovd. First grade staff notation: Rhosfawr, Mella Williams; Chwilog, Mary Pritchard, Jennie Elias, M. E. Roberts; Pencaenewydd, Watkin Jones; Tarsis, Elizabeth Roberts, Ann Barker Roberts; Salem, Menna Pritchard, Tona Lewis. Second grade staff notation: Pencae- newydd, Emrys Griffiths, Letitia, Griffittis, Gwyneth M. Davies. Mr. Morris Griffiths (Pencerdd Eifion), the adjudicator, announced that there were ninety- four competitors for certificates this year, an increase of thirty-eight on last year. A conference was held in the morning to discuss the relation of the Sunday School methods of teaching to the new methods adopted by the day schools. Mr. R. Lloyd Lloyd Jones, Trevor, thought, it would be better for the Sunday School to do away with the teaching of Welsh, inasmuch as the elementary schools were now compelled to teach it. He also advised that coloured pictures and blackboard should be used in the Sunday School. Mr. T. J. Griffiths, Fourcrosses, pre- sided at the conference, and on the proposition of the Rev. W. Jones, seconded by the Rev. W. Lewis Jones, Mr. Jones was thanked for his excellent address.'
ABERDOVEY. Mrs, Jones, 15, Copperhill-street, this week received a letter from a Belgian soldier on received a letter from a Belgian soldier on the field in which he says I think it is my duty to send you this enclosed letter; it was addressed to you and I found it on the dead body of Private W. Jones, R.W.F., 2/7th. Working on the p: part of the line in Flanders where the British troops made their advance last year I went into a German dug-out and found him there. With a, couple of comrades I buried him and I am sending you a letter, a photo, and the address of some other British seldiers," This definite information about his befig found and buItiedl giv some degree of consolation to the bereaved mother. His brother (Private E. Lloyd Jones, W.G.), is at home for a short leave. Private Willie Rees, son of Mrs. Rees, Aber- dovey Hall, who was on leave last week, has left for the east. Lance-corporal Thomas Evan Jenkins is home on leave; Private Arthur Owen, from Kinmel; and Cadet D. Charles Lewis, from sea. Captain Howell Lloyd Owen, of Amhurst Park, London, has won the M.C. He is a grandson of Mrs. O'Neill, Brynhyfryd. Mr. William Thomas, Tynewydd, has re- ceived a large number of letters of sympathy in the death at the front of his son (Private Hughie Thomas, W.G.) He, Miss Lizzie Thomas, aAd the other brothers and sisters wish to thank their numerous friends for their ex- pressions of condolence with them in their sad bereavement. P1968
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I Festiniog Urban Council. A GENEROUS OFFER. I Festiniog Urbap Council, met on Friday; present Messrs. T. J. Williams, J.P., chairman; R. H Jones, vice-chairman; Richard Jones (M), D. Williams, D. Jones, Richard Jones (C.), Lewis Richards, H. E. Jones, Joseph Williams, W. J. Rowlands, E. T. Pritchard, J. Jones, R. J. Jones, W. Edwards, Cadwaladr Roberts, J. Cadwaladr, Alderman William Owen; Mr. Edward Jones, clerk; and Council officials. A vote of sympathy was passed with the families of soldiers killed, missing, amd wounded during the month. Sergeant D. Evans (now lieutenant) was con- gratulated on received the M.M. It was resolved that the estimates for the Library be referred to the Visiting Committee and that the following suggestions be consid- ered:—(a), That the trustaes of the Carnegie Trust Fund be again approached; (b), the clos- ing of the branch library at Festiniog; and (c), to appeal for subscriptions from private persons. Forty-three volumes had been pre- sented to the Library during the past two months by fifteen persons and the donors were thanked. The Gas Manager and Surveyor's reports were read and adopted. The Chairman and Mr. R. J. Jones attended a conference of Welsh National Association for Reconstruction at Bangor on June 1st to discuss the housing question. They presented a report and were thanked for their service. The Sanitary Engineer's report was read and adopted and a closing order was made in respect of five houses. A letter was read from Captain Picton from Palestine thanking the Council for their con- gratulations on receiving the. M.C. Mr. D. J. Roberts wrote from Houghton say- < ing he was happy where he was and wishing the Council to declare his seat vacant as he was resigning.—It was resolved that the Rhiw Ward should name two or three candidates from which the Council would select. It was resolved that- pig-breeding and the use I of refuse should be considered by the Economy I Committee. Notification of tuberculosis was adopted, pro- ving it will not- incur any expense to the Council. Mr. C. Roberts said it was a shame that it was impossible to have any sucar for preserv- ing blackberries. They would be found in I pleniv and were the only luxury of the poor.— T Clerk stated that the Food Committee would be able to find sugar for such purposes, and if individuals were unable to secure any the Committee would be prepared to buy their gathered fruit. Mr. Richard Jones (C) asked what about the memorial tablet to the men who have fallen? He knew of Festiniog men in America who were anxious to subscribe.—The Chairman said he had the name of a-lady who was prepared to erect a. tablet in a. conspicuous part of the town.—The Council was gratified at the announcement add resolved that the tablet should be erected. Mr. D. Williams, Crugle, complained of an alleged nuisance at the back of his house and the matter was referred to the Committee. Captain J. Jones said the Firemen's Widows and Orphans Flag Day realised JS11 14s. Mr. J. Vaughan Williams, J.P., of Tany- manod Hall, in £ Tmated that he was prepared to give land for any building purposes or otherwise for the rent now yielded in produc- ing hay or corn or any other foodstuff, and if it would be necessary to build, his estate was free to obtain stone. Mr. Williams was warmly* thanJced.
PORTMADOC. GOVERNORS.—The Governors of Portmadoc County School met on Friday: present Mr. D. O. M. Roberts presiding; Mr. J. R. Owen, Mr. William George, Mr. J. T. Jones, Mr Richard Davies, Mr. J. Rhys Evans, headmaster; and Mr. J. James Edwards, assistant clerk. A financial statpment for the month was sub- mitted, showing a credit balance of L525 after paying bills amounting to £32. Letters were read stating thnt the Rev. W. J. Nicholson and the Rev. W. Ross. Hughes had been elected representative governors.
LLWYNCWRIL. At R meeting: of the Women's Temperance Association a handsomelv-bound Bible was pre- q-nted to Mrs. Mary Davies, Tanvhrvn, deputy secretary, on her departure for Towyn.
Our Portrait is of Miss NELLIE THORNTON, of 79, Brighton Street, Salford, Manchester, whose mother writes :— "I am sending a photo of my little, girl Nellie, who is now completely cured of Eczema by your Clarke's Blood Mixture.' Her suffer- ings were unbearable, and she often wished herself dead. She was without healthy skin from head to foot, and could hardly bear to standi sit, or lie, down. I took her to a skin hospital, and I kept her under their treat- ment for five months. They gave me oint- ments for her, but they did her no good. I then bought some Clarke's Blood Mixture for her, and am now very thankful, for her life is due to the wonderful cure it has made of her." CLARKE'S BLOOD MIXTURE, by reason of its remarkable blood purifying properties, can be relied upon to give speedy relief and lasting benefit in all cases of Eczema, Scrofula Scurvy, Bad Legs, Abscesses, Ulcers, Boils, Pimples, Sores and Eruptions, Piles, Glan- dular Swellings, Rheumatism, etc. Pleasant to take and free from anything ipjurjous. Ask for and see you get Clarke's Blood Mixture "EVBtYMDVS BLOOD PURIFIER." Of all Chemists and Stores., 2/9 per Bottle. When your Head fches rake. dose of EAS IN E EASINB is the safest, quickest ftndtJmost reliable HEADACHE CURE known. Millions sold, and thousands of testimonials received. Should there be any difficulty in gatting EASINE from your chemist or grocer, send a P.O. for 1/- for 15 doses, or four penny stamps for three trial doses, to HUGH JONES M.P.S., F.S.M.C., The Medical Hall, Blaenau Festiniog. Telephone—33 Portmadoc; 5 Bala. EVAN JONES & SONS Enfillsh "D FOR8L*B TIMBER AND CBAL MERCHANTS. 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Stock of Building and Fln Bricks, Laths, Tiles, etc. (J.O.H. begs to announce that he has acquired the Old-Established Business of Meaffm ELIZABETH OWEN and SONS, TIMBER MERCHANTS, Etc., Portmadoc, which be intends in future conducting in conjunction with hit present business.) Telegrams: Richards, Llanbedr." Tel. No. 4. ESTABLISHED 1840. Cambrian Coast, Coal* Lime, Bricks, & Cement. Best House, Steam, Anthracite and Smithy Coals. Furnace and Gas Coke. Baaitary Pipes. Building and Agricultural Lime. Agents for J. B. White Bros. Oeinant. RICHARDS BROS., Pensarn, Llanbedr, R.S.O. Also at HARLECE. t17I 'PHONa 32. FORD (Stockists). PIDL, CHARLES HUGHES & SONS, The Garage PORTMADOC Cars Overhauled, Repaired and Painted Stock Dunlop Tyres, Lubricating Oils, &c. .¿-=-=- 'HP 8° away for your Spring Millinery, Costume W IN 1 or Blouses, or A 13 \? about Styles from Town. BAIRD'S r\.I\. 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As a matter of fact this is the kind of M substitution which has been taking place for many years past.' Thanks tH to the wide and increasing use of Beecham's Pills, conditions of Ill-health t are constantly being removed; conditions of Good Health are constantly taking their place. This is a fact—an actual experience to which t thousands of men and women, all over the world, will bear glad and t willing testimony. A satisfactory substitution scheme" so far as ■ matters of health are concerned is the adoption of Beecham'i Pills as a Family Medicine. All who are ailing and anxious to be well will certainly derive considerable benifxt from a course of H A M'13. I PlbbS [! Sold everywhere in boxes, labelled ls-3d and
for road improvement conditional on the build- ing of a wall. it was agreed to write to the owners of traction engines ask-ing that the engines should not be taken along the same tracks which caused unnecessary damage to the roads. County Council Expenditure. Mr. Maethlon James brought up the report of the Finance Committee which included the budget for the financial year 1918-1919. The estimated amount required for elementary edu- cation inc.uded C34,600, salaries of teachers and maintenance of schools: E2,175 administration: and £ 5,363 other expenses total, £ 42,138, less £ 22,048 Government- grants. The estimated expenditure in- cluded grants to unions, £ 3,660; police, £ 4,400; main roads, 211,000; bridges, £ 1,0C0; lunatics and asylum, £ 300; administration of justice, £ 850; registration of electors, £ 1,350; election of county councillors, £ 300; repayment of loans and interest, £ 1,765; salaries of officers, £875; War Pensions Committee, £ 700; V.D. Scheme, £ 450; infant welfare and health visiting, £500; difference between produce of d; rate levied on assessable instead of on ratable value for intermediate education, E100, Welsh National Memorial for the treatment of non-insured persons, £ 710; and other payments, £ 1.095; total, £ 29,055. The Committee recommended a general county purposes rate of Is. 8d.; ele- mentary education, Is. 8d.; higher education, 2d.; and intermediate education id.; total, 3s. 6c1. as against 3s. lid. in the previous year. In bringing up the report, Mr. James said that those members who had compared the esti- mates presented in June, 1917, and the rates then recommended would have noticed that it was proposed this year to levy Is. 8d. for general county purposes against Is. 6d. last year and Is 8d for elementary education against Is. 5d. last year. It was therefore advisable that he should make a statement explanatory of the increase for the information of auth- orities whose duty it was to levy the rates, Some of the minor bodies had for year3 cri- ticised the Council severely for its increasing levies. They had not made the necessary en- quiries to enable them to fairly criticise the Council. Criticism was not objected to; indepfl it should be invited because fair criticism would be of assistance. But to say that the rates were increased through the wanton waste of the County Council and unnecessary expendi- ture in administtt"rn, was simply pJaying to the gallery. (Hear, hear.) He would first deai with the estimates for general county purposes which would show that the Council was exer- cising the strictest economy in all matters over which they ha.d actual control. The first over which they had actual control. The first item in the budget represented grants which the Council was required to make to unions rand urban and rural authorities 'inder the Local Government Act, 1888. The Council had no option but to pay and had no control over the expenditure. The sum of E400 was asked for police pay and clothing over the estimate for 1917-18. The actual expenditure for 1917-18 was £ 4,224. The additional sum was required 0 pay the bonus to the Dolica No one would qeustion the reasonableness of that payment in view of the large increase in wages and salaries in other spheres and the increased cost. of living. The estimate of main road expenditure for the current year was the same as for the previous year when it was £ 10,841. Three or four years ago expenditure under that head was between C13,000 and £ 14,000 and the Main Roads Committee deserved commendation for the reduction. He emphasised the fact that that was the only item of any considerable amount over which the Council had any con- trol. The roads could not be kept in a reason- able state of repair at a lower cost than the sum estimated, especially a.s the wages of road- men had already had to be increased by 25 per Cent, with a proba-ble further increase. The Committee also asked for the same amount for bridges as in the past. By the policy adopted years ago the Council, without borrowing for the purpose and creating a dead charge on the county, put in thorough repafir the greater proportion of the county bridges and it was hoped to complete the work in a few years ¡' and reduce the amount required. The Council had no option in having to provide £1,350 for I registration, E300 for election, C450 for a dis- ease scheme, S500 infant welfare, S710 Welsh Memorial, and £ 700 naval pensions. The total of £4,010 was equal to a rate of 4U1. By the j Representation of the People Act it was the duty of the Council to undertake the work of registration. Half the cost would be repaid, but as it would not be received within the year credit for repayment could not be shown. In regard to other items referred to duties were imposed on tfie Council bv legis- lation and the Council must find the money. In respect of the Welsh National Memorial the Committee asked for a J.d. instead of a d. rate. The grant was made to meet. cost, of treatment of non-insured persons and depend- ents by the Association and he was siire no one would object to that expenditure for the treat- ment of persons suffering from tubtfrculosis and if possible its eradication. The other items of expenditure—asylums, repayment of loans, --1, 11 and other payments—were permanent charges over which the Council had no control. There was another factor which contributed to the necessity of increasing the rate. Owing to the serious depression at Festiniog which all hoped would pass away after the war--(hear, 11car)-- the county rate basis for that area had been reduced for the current year bv £ 10,000. That meant a loss of revenue on the 3s. 6d. rates pro- posed of £ 1,775 16s. 8d. It therefore followed that that sum must be raised by an addition to the rates. In regard to elementary educa- tion, by the estimate originaljy submitted to the Committee a rate of 2s. would have been necessary to meet the expenses for the current year. Certain amendments were made in the estimate by the Committee which reduced the tiett amount required to 220,090, equal to a rate of Is. 9d. The Committee, however, re- commended an increase of Jd. over last year, or a rate of Is. 8d. The incjease in the esti- mates was due almost entutiv to the regula- tions made by the Board of i-ducatiou last year whereby the payment of tiie supplementary grant under the budget of last year was conditionally on the salaries of the teachers in the elementary schools being considerably in- creased. Acting on that the Education Com- mittee had already increased Uie salaries ai respect of the year ended 31st March, 1918, by E5,221, excluding the increments whieh must of necessity and in fairness be made for those teachers who were serv.ng in the army. Under a recent memorandum the Education Committee was further required to formulate a scaie of salaries to be paid as from the 1st April, 1918, with a minimum scale for each class of teacher onsiderably in excess of the amounts hereto oie paid. When the Education Committee had Ldopted such a scale and applied it to teachers n their service there would be a considerable ncrease in the amount payable to teachers and t was expected that the expenditure under that lead would not fall short of 1;32,000 during :he current financal. In previous years the average expenditure on fuel, light, and meaning was about £ 1,500. Owing to increased :ost of fuel and war bonus to cleaners the Com- mittee was compelled to ask for £ 1,800. A scheme of medical inspection of school children was instituted, but until last year no provision was made for treatment. The results of treat- ment were so satisfactory that the Education Committee fel4t it its duty in the interests and health of the children that the scheme should be continued this year, having come to the unanimous conclusion that a scheme of inspection without treatment is practically of no value. The other items in the estimate had been cut down to the lowest limits. (Cheers.) Mr, Wm. Owen, seconding the adoption of the report, thanked Mr. Maethlon James for his excellent explanation, members having been heckied over increase in county expenditure. He hoped the explanation would be fully re- ported in the "Cambrian News" and the papers printed in Welsh. The explanation was the best thing he had heard in the Council. Dr. John Jones endorsed those remarks. It was not the Council's fault, but the fault of the Government that the Council had to spend so much money. Reference had been made to the liberal treatment of Festiniog which some people thought to be too much. It was Festin- iog's duty to play its part of the game; but h-3 understood the overseers had refused to levy a sufficient rate That would be borne in mind. Mr. Joseph Humphreys said it seemed that the Committee had reduced the estimate for education by £ 3,000. Where was that money I to come from ? Mr. Maethlon James replied that a new scale of salaries was anticipated based on the Car- diganshire scale. If that was adopted £32,000 would be required to meet liabilities. He hoped the Committee would be able to reduce it and bring it within the corrected estimate. Mr. Joseph Humphreys feared it was a false assumption and would result in an increased overdraft. Mr E. A. Will; thought expenditure on bridges which was ;el.ooo systematically every year, should be reduced. The county had no large bridges—culverts comparatively speaking. Dr. John Jones replied that if bridges were, not properly attended to the result would be most dangerous to the public. The Surveyor said that some years ago he prepared an estimate of the cost of rebuilding county bridges if they fell down and found that they could not be replaced under half a million pounds. One thousand pounds was therefore a moderate expenditure on mainten- ance. There were 316 bridges in the county withont, talking of culverts. Mr. Maethlon James said it should be borne in mind that most of the bridges were old; and Mr. Robert Evans pointed out that many bridges had now been put in repair and a re- duction in expenditure might be shortly ex- pected. P j Mr. Maethlon James said he was personally"■ against it, but would formally move that a Sub-Committee should be appointed to confer • with the overseers of Festinr :<g parish and their solicitor and report on the ingestion that the j Council should reimburse th: parish either by repayment or by allowance iia future calls sums lost by reductions in the valuation through appeals by individuals allowed by the Union Assessment Committee. A resolution was passed at the previous Council meeting, added Mr. James, refusing the request, but the over- seers were dissatisfied and asked that the matter should be reconsidered. The Chairman questioned whether the Coun- ci! could go back on the resolution already passed and Mr. Martin Williams asked if the Council could reopen a resolution within three months, but the Clerk stated that by the Standing Orders the Council could go'into the matter on a report. Mr. Wm. Owen, who said he was one of the Festiniog overseers, said the Sub-Committee could discuss the mutter with the overseers and report to the Finance Committee. Fest- iniog had to levy a rate of 10s. 6d. to meet calls by the Board of Guardians, but he was sorry to have to' bay dee'ded to levy a rate of 9s which, assuming the County Council allowed £1,8Qe, would mean a large deficit. In addition to that, the district nt., would bring up Festiniog rates to 12s. 9d. to meet current expenses and it was impossible to do it. The overseers' contention was that they paid too much last year and the year before in county rates and local taxation and they were only asking the Council to discuss the matter and see what could be done. It should be remem- bered that up to four or five years ago Fest- iniog paid nearly half the rates of the county. It had 3,500 men working at the quarries and the quarries were remunerative. For the past years the quarries were not paying and were employing 700 men only instead of 3,500. The local rates, how- ever, stood at the same figure. Of course the quarries paid on a lower assessment than formerly according to output; but householders had to pay on the same basis. He owned a few houses and should be glad to give them to anyone for nothing because the rents did not cover outgoings. The rents were down fifty per cent. An application had been made to Local Government Board for a grant- and he could not Understand why it was not granted, because grants had been made to towns on the East Coast and to the Isle of Man in consequence of having suffered through the wpr. Festiniog had 700 fewer workmen earning wages instead of 3,500; the rates were the same; and the present ratepayers couid not stand it. As one of the overseers he was not going to staiid it with a rate of 9s. when it ought to be 10s. 6d. At any rate, he wanted the Council to realise Festiniog's position and sympathise with the ratepayers. When the war ended and the quarries employed more men Festiniog would again be glad to do its share; but now asked for reconsideration and report. The Sub-Com- mittee would decide nothing. Agriculture was doing well. The quarry district? were suffering severely. In fact they were bankrupt. Mr. Martin Williams said he would second the proposition as the Clerk advised that it was in order. Fifteen voted for the proposition and it was agreed to nem. con. A Pennal Application. The Chairman, on behalf of Pennal Womens Institute, asked for a grant for instruction in butter and cheese-making and boot-repairing; but Mr. Barnett said the Education Committee had established classes in cheese-making at five centres, but had made no arrangements for boot-repairing. Health and Housing. Dr. John Jones, brought up the Health and Housing Committee's report with a report of the Medical Officer which stated that the death rate of the county was 18.63 per 1,000 as against 14.4 for England and Wales; a birth rate of 14.18 as against 17.8; and an infant mortality rate of 785 a-s againsi 97.0, Dr. Jones explained that the 720 deaths in th:, county included twenty-one cases of bodies washed ashore due to the dirty acts of Ger- mans. That reduced the county death rate to 18.0. The Medical Officer was directed to inspect Caenycoed Factory, Maentwrog, and a building at Sarnau, Llandderfel, and report on suit- ability for an isolation hospital. A letter was read suggesting that representa- tives should be appointed to a conference on provision for mental defectives in North Wales. • Dr. Richard Jones advocated appointment of representatives, remarking that no provision j was made at Penrhyn for children or for the education of defectives. In England mentally defective children were educated and made remunerative. Why could not North Wales, also make them useful? A place should he provided for the purpose for North Wales. He moved the appointment of representatives. ) Dr. John .Tones seconded the proposition and Mr. White Phillips supported it., remarking that Merioneth had not shouldered its respon- sibilities in that resprct. Penrhyn only touched the fringe of the question, having accommoda- tion for fifteen only for the two counties nine for Merioneth. Five representatives were appointed to attend the conference. Registration. Mr. Wm. Owen proposed the adoption of the Committee's report on the Representation of the People Act which recommended that, as the Parliamentaries of flie county remain as heretofore (with the exception of the removal of Carnarvonshire part of the parish of Bedd- gclert to that county) polling districts and places should remain unaltered. Registration which had been forced on the Council by the Government would cost the county a large sum; but the County Clerk had voluntarily saved the county between E400 and £ 500. The Clerk said he should receive remuneration at the rate fixed by the Act. What he had done was, instead of engaging an extra staff as was done elsewhere, to do the work with the same staff. The printers of the lists had done excellent work. Appointments. In the vacancies caused by the death of Mr. Edward Griffith, Dolgelley, Lady Osmond Wil- liams was appointed governor of Dr. Williams I School and Mr E. W. Evans of Dolgelley County School. On the nomination of Llanuwchllyn and of Bala Trade and Labour Council, Mr. Simon Jones and Mr. John Lloyd were added to the County War Pensions Committee. Lakes and Rivers. Mr. Martin Williams proposed that steps should be taken to-safeguard the interests of the Principality in rivers and lakes by pro- viding against their usurpation by outside corporations or syndicates whch would imperil the successful development of the domestic and commercial resources of the county. After the war, added Mr Williams, this country was not going to depend on Germany for industrial pro- ducts but would encourage village industries going to depend on Germany for industrial pro- ducts but would encourage village industries now in existence and revive industries which had become extinct* in order to make the
(•continued from previous column") country self-supporting. With that object in view it was most important that Wales should retain in her own hands control of motive power in rivers and'lakes. The proposition was seconded by Mr. Wm. Owen and agreed ta and Messrs. Wm. Owen. Martin Williams, White Phillips, the Chairman. and Sir Henry Robertson were appointed to act with representatives of other county councils to achieve the object. Rprvmsfcruction. A letter was read from the Ministry of Re- construction asking for suggested schemes of rural development such as small holdings, agricultural organisation and credit, light railways, reclamation and drainage of wast-e land, and the encouragement of new forms of local industries. The letter was referred to the Small Holdings Committee and the War Agricultural Committee. Wart Disease. The Food Production Department, of the Board of Agriculture called the Council's atten- tion to the Wart Disease of Potatoes Order by which if any place was declared infected the Council was to carry out the provisions of the Order. The disease, it was stated, had occurred in certain localities, but, the county had not been declared an infected area.. The matter was referred to the Contagious Dis- eases Committee.