NEWCASTLE EMLYN. BRAVER1.—A supplement to the "London Gazette" announced the award of the Distin- guished Conduct Medal to Sergeant E. P. Davies, 25th Baft. R.W.F., T.F., for "great gallantry and devotion to duty as pioneer sergeant, and his coolness under fire and in the line was a fine example to all. Further, his resource and energy were invaluable in providing shelter and comfort for the men when in tha line."
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PORTMADOC. ORDINATION.—The ordination of the Rov. Thomas Griffitn, Brynmelyn, took place at the Sassiwn held in Bangor la-st week. PROCESSION. The local lodges of For. ters and Oddfellows purpose uniting in a procession on Saturday in full regalia. ANGLING. Many sawin- were landed in the mountain streams of the locality during the heavy floods of last week. BLACKBERRIES.—There is an abundance of blackberries in the district. MUSIC. The Choral Society is being ra started. A correspondent suggests that efforts should also be made to revive tha Orchestral Society. COTTAGE HOSPITAL.—The War Memor. ial Cottage Hospital wiU be formally opened ne. month by Mrs Lloyd George. DISTRICT NURSE. Nurse Parry has removed to another district and will be Eue- ctxided bv Nurse Eameg of Towyn. SYMPATHY..—Deep sympathy is felt with Mr and Mrs D. R. Evans. Llys Dewi, Borth_ ▼_Gest, in the death on Thursday mormiag after illness of their- winsome daughter Megan aged eight years. The child was out playing ..on the previous Saturday. WESLEYAN PASTORATE.—The Rev. T. Isfryn Hughos, Wesleyan pastor, has taken up residence in Rockcliffe, Portmadoc, and com. mencod duties on Sunday. SUCCESS.—Mr Arthur Williani- Grcsrd Vicarage son of tbo Rev. J. E. Williams, former vicar of Portmadoc, has obtained a first class in Part I. of the Modern Language Tripos at Cambridge and. lOB a rectblt, has been made a scholar of Christ's College It is a remarkable Achievement, as Mr Williams need not have taken tho examination till next yaar. MISSIONARY MEETING. — Tn« C.1L United annual missionary meeting was hold on Sunday afternoon. The Rev. J. Henry Williams presided over a large attonaanco, and interesting addresses were giveiv by two missionaries from Ihdia-Misg Morgan and JMiss Lloyd RECEPTION TO OVERSEAS' TROOPS. Sddiore and sailors reading in Carnarvon. ■hire who have served overseas ar$i>o iw wiven a countv reception at Carnarvon on Saturday 27th September. The Lord Liouten- ant will preside and tho Prime Minister .ia* promised to attend and gire an addre* t the men at tho Castle. There is a large num- her of overseas men in Portmadoc and t.hoe Who inMnd attending should send in their names to the Town 0*. £ .Mr Uew Buckingham, the local sec ct „ tho Comrades of the Great War.
BLAENAU FESTINIOG. BAND.—A movement is on foot to restart -t,he band at Festiniog Village. HOLIDAY ABROAD.-Ilr. and Mrs Edward 'Griffiths, Glanypwll Schools have ^turned from Paris, having been there durin= school va-cation. « FAREWELL MEETINGS.—On Wednesday week a farewell meeting was held at Ebenezev (W.) to the Rev. R. Jones Williams and Mrs. Williams, wlio are leaving for Conway. A. presentation was made in appreciation of their service!?.—A farewell meting was also held .at Calfaria (B.) on Friday, the Rev J S. Joces and Mrs Jones leaving for Colwln Bay. A presentation in the form of a cheque was made on behalf of Caifaria and Carmel, and volumes of books on behalf of Seion Chapel. MARRIAGE —At Bethania Chapel on Tues- day week by the Rev. J. Rhydwen Parry^ :Jr. John E. Evans, Penmachno, and Miss Kate A Jones (LIinos Manod), Isfryn-terraoe w^re married- The bride was given awav by he.y father, Mr. John 0. Jones, Manod-road (cousin), being best man, and Mis3 Rebecca Hughes, Gwynfa., bridesmaid. The happy couple spent their honeymoon at Cricoeth. CONCERT.—A concert was given on Tuesday week to liquidate the debt on MaenofYeren Chapel. Holvhead national winners children's clioir. the Cybi Action Pa,rty, Miss Lena Jones. Mrs Megan Owen, and Mr. Seth Owen, B.A. (vliolinist), To,.y,;a-n, took part.. Mr. Richard Jonec. Vron Hill. presided. MILK STRIKE—The farmers who supply Blacnp.u Festinioer with milk withheld their supply on Monday, claiming 8d. per quart while the price was fixed at 7d. SCHOLARSHIP.—Mr. Edwm Morgan. Mar-n- offeren has won a scholarship of P.50 per annum' at Swansea Technical College.
CRICCIETH .1 DEATH IN A-MERlCA. The Druid re- .cords the death of Mrs. J. Humphreys Gri- tfith, of 5321, Osage-avenue, Philadelphia, on > July 28th. Margaret Owen daughter of Wil- liam Owen, who is in the yeast business in Carnarvon, came to Philadelphia nine years j ago and was married to J. Humphreys Griffith at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Jones, who were friends of both families in Carnar- von. In her girlhood days, Mrs. Griffith re- sided near Criccieth, and her family were neighbours of Mr Lloyd George. She had fond recollections of the Premier in those days, when David Lloyd George, who used to visit her parents' home when she was a giri, would pick her up and dance her on his knees. For seven years Mrs. Griffith had been a patient sufferer. Five years ago she visited her parents in Carnarvon but the desire to be with her huband was too strong to per- mit her to remain long at the old homestead, and Philadelphia saw her again. The husband had been most untiring in his efforts to be of service to ease her suffering. While health permitted, Mrs. Griffith was an interested worker in the Welsh Church. Like Dorcas, she was an adept with her needle, and many articles are left to show her handiwork and pood works. The funeral services were con- ducted at the home by the Rev. 11. E. Wil- fiams, pastor of the Welsh Church, when a large number of friends gathered to show their sympathy. The pall bearers were all former residents of Carnarvon-Messi-9 John R. Jones, Tom Jones, Arthur Rees, William Griffith. Dan Hughes, and H. O. Pritchard. urial was made at Arlington Cemetery. A sister was expected to arrive from Wales, but, unfortunately, failed to come. A daugh- ter, Gwyneth seven years of age, is' left, be- reaved.
R. G. OWEN, F,S.M, CERTIFIED OPTICIAN, LLANRWST. May be consulted at Buckley's Temper- ance, Portmadoc, every Third Fridav in ——————— the Month- ——————— Hours—11 to 8. Tel.: No. 29. J. THOMAS (Late J. Roberts) HIGH STREET. Portmadoc. FISH AND POULTRY MERCHANT LICENSED GAME DEALER. -All kinds of Fish in Season. Poultry always in Stock. Ice supplied.. Orders prompti, attended to. am
TOWYN. ACCIDENT.—On Saturday morning, Mr Richard Evans, Llanegryn, met with an accI- dent. He was called up about 4.30 to be:p at the ifarm fire a.nd in hurrying downstairs feH, injuring his head. APPOINTM,ENT.-Miss Madge Williams Newtown, who for some time has been on the ..ta.ff of the N.P. Bank, leases Towyn on Friday to take up a post as domestic scienoe teacher at a boarding school at St. Anne's.on. Sea. Sht1 received h( training at Cardiff University College. She is the only daughter of Deputy Chief Constable Williams of Mont- gomorvshircv SERVICE OF SONG.—The fifth of a series of concerts was given on Sunday at the Assembly Rooms by Towyn Silver Band and Choral Union The following contributed to the programme:—Madame A'ioe MeLiverick; Messrs J. O. Jones, Bryngwyn; D. Roberts D. O. Jones, and W. O. Ellis. Mr Thorns Lloyd Jones gave a cornet so'o and selections were given by the Ladies' Choir the Choral Society and the Silver Band. The silver col- lection amounted to S8 13: The accompanists werft Miss Dilys Hughes and Mr Rt O. Jones. FIRE.—A fire occurred last week at Gian- macli?as Farm, Uanegryn, involving the wholo of this season's hay. An alarm was given in the early hours of Saturday morning, but there was no hope of saving the crop. It is feared the loss will be considerable. The fire is attributed to spontaneous combustion FOOTBALL.—A trial match was played on Sajtdilamds Park on Saturday afternoon be- tween Marconi eleven and Towyn Rovers The referee was Mr R. R. Davies. Towyn won by one goal to Marconi nil. It was the first match played since the war and created great interest among the young people. The following is a list of players -Mareeni Eleven, Messrs R. Gaul, G. Wilson, C Picot, H. Hardy, W. Hafekcat, C. Ashwell. A Grocott O. C. Miller, H Fashan W. Dutchman, and E. Rotherham. Rovers: G. T. Jones, W. Roberts, G. R. Francis, John Roberts, Gladstone Davies D. R. Jones, J. Griffiths, H R Hughes. H. O. Roberts, Anearin Williams and Dei Hughes. ACCIDENT.—What might have proved a serious accident happened on Saturday morn- ing. A motor car driven by Mr. Eygns, E-scuan Hali, came into collision with the Sandilands Dairy milk float at the junction of Neptune Hall and Warwick-road. Both the driver and pony escaped without injury, but both shafts of' the float were broken LABOUR UNION.-A meeting of tV members was held on Saturday, Mr. W. Davies, Tairmynydd, presiding. The mealing was addressed by the Rev — Nicholas.
BARMOUTH. ORGAN RECITAL.—On Thursday Mr W. H. Pyemont gave an organ rcital at St. John's Church. A solo was sung by Madame Bessie Grimes, and a vioiin sclo was given by Mr. David Roberts, N.P. Bank AERODROME SITE.—The Urban Council h consented to Blackpool Aerial Company erecting an aerodrome on the waste lund in front of the Recroation Ground. No charge for the site will' be made for the first twelve months. RECOGNITION.—Mrs. Gwynoro Daviea wife of the Rev. J. Gwynoro Davies, has re- ceived from the Queen of the Belgians the Queen Elizabeth medal and certificate, in recog- nition of her great services and kindness to Belgians during the four years they resided in Barmouth FOOTBALL.—The Football Ci-ub, which is run this yt"ar under the auspices cd' the Com- rades of the Great War has enterod for the WeMi senior and junior cups. PERSONAL.—Mr W. Watkin Davies, M.A., Haulfryn, was lately the recipient of a letter from Mr. Lloyd George, congratulating him, en ma article on Ernest Ren ant, contributed to the "Beirniaid." The letter was accom- panied by a signed portrait of the Prime Min- ister.. THANKSGIVING SERVICES.—On Sundav thanksgiving services were held at St. John's Church which were largely attended by visitors. MINISTERIAL.—The Rev. Berwyn Roberts, superintendent of Barmouth and Dogelley Wes.tpyan Circuit, commenced .duties on Sun- day. MEMORIAL SERVICE.—On Sunday evening at Caersalem Chapel, the Rev. Gwynoro Davies (pastor) preached a memorial sermon 171 memory of the Rev. H Barrow WIlliams 1 who was a native of tho town. FLAG DAY. On Saturday a flag day WTKS held in .H.id of Barmouth and District Nursing Association, and a substantial si,m was obtained. >
BRIGHTER HOMES FOR BRIGHTER TIMES. A correspondent writes—We are promised all kinds of things in the reconstructed future, but one thing above all others will be insisted on, that is. tho provision of houses fit net merely for heroes to live in, but for the 'habi. tation of their wives and children who nerl 1 aps require an even higher standard of domestic comfort and hygicme than the ex- sadier. Practically all plans for new houses under various public schemes include ijie in- stnllaticn of electric light. That is not. enough. There are millions of houses already built and inhabited. Electric light with its manifold advantages must be made available in every house. Tliern is a talk of supetr generating stations and more economical methods of supply. These things are no doubt necessary; but the most important matter is to make electric light universally availab'e. The nation will insist on a thorough redemption of aJI official promises relating to this question of electrical facilities, because electric light is essential to domestic health and comfort. The invention of a slot-gag meter which, in addition to euttjng off the supply at the main, would also turn off the taps of individual burners would come as a boon to that section of the gas.using public which pays in advance for its gas. Every us,er cf a slot. gas meter runs a certain risk, because the meter is no respect or of times and seasons, and is liable to run down while burners are alight, with, the result that when it is re.started by the insertion cf a coin there is an escape cf glù6 at every burner which was alight when the supply was interrupted. Thero is no parallel risk in the case of electric light, because even if the main is turned off (either purposely or by means of a slot meter) while lamps are burning, the result of switching on the current again will simply be to re.light the lamps.
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Towyn Sessions. ASSAULT BY BAILIFFS. At Towyn Sessions on Friday, before Lord Justice Atkin, Marmaduke Lewis R. C. Anwyl, J. Maetlilon James, E. B: Proctor Hilton Kershaw, J. M. Howell H. J. Evans, David Jones (Aberllefeni), Ivor Jonos (Corris)' R,, Foulkes Jcnc-s, Hugh Jones (Aberllefeni), Bsqrs. x Mr Marmaduke Lewis welcomed Lord Justice Atkin, and said Towyn bench never had the honour of his company before. He also welcomed Mr Hugh Jones, Foelfriog. An application by Richard Morris, Britannia Inn, Aberdovey, for consent to make alter, atiens to the inn was hoard anI] granted. as the alterations were to improve sanitary and otlwjr conditions. An application by Mr. A. R. Pryce of the 'I Aberllefeni Slate Quarry Company for renewal of liccnco to store explosives was granted. I RIDING ON THE PROM. P.S. David Jones summoned William Evans Jones, Central Stores, Towyu for having ridden a bicycle on Towyn Promenade. John Davies; GwaJia-i-cad, Towyn was sum- monqj:l for a similar offence. P.S. Jones said first defendant was about 18 years of ago and rode a bicycle carrying provisions. There was a notice on each side of the Promenade against riding, and many com. "aints had been received about riding. Davies was with Jones carrying meat. Davies said the notice had been put up after they had received the summonses. P.S. Jonea said tho notices had been repainted, but haa be;/n tip for many years. Fined 5s. each. P.O. David Thomas, Towyrt, summoned William John Roberts L'echlwyd Farm, Towyn, for riding a bicycle without lights on Augu.it 14th. P.C Thomas said defendant to!d him when stopped that he was delayed and had c-me a long way. Defendant did I not- appeal- and was fined 5s pot appeal- and wa8 fined 5s. BAILIFF'S ALLEGED ASSAULT. Hugh Jones, Dolwrach, in the parish of Ponnal, timberman summoned William W Ponnal, timbcrman summoned William W Patterson, river bailiff, Dovey Bridge House, near Machynlleth for assault on August 19th. Mr. Richard George Newtown prosecuted and Mr. J Jon; Williams defended. Dofondant pleaded not guilty. Hugh Jciies (47) whose homo is at Croeglyw Aberhosan, said he lodged at Dolwrach. 811 he was employed as timberman at PantperthOg. Aftor supper 0n August 19th he went for "a walk along the riverside. On the way he saw Tom Phillips who lodged in the same hovvci. Ho was sitting down on 4,;1 bank of the river and facing towards Machynlleth. Suddenly somebody flashed a light o4 him and said "I have get you now you Witness replied "I am doing nothing." The man then gripped him by the arm and thrashed him with a stick and afterwards threw him in the river, and allowed him to ge; out) alone. Although he was in a dazed condition lIe identified defendant as tb (i man who attacked him. Defendant then assisted him to his lodgings. When defendant was hitting him witness said he shouted. "You can search my pockets if you like." Next day 00 visited Dr. Williams, in Mach. ynlleth to show him his injuries. He knew of no reason why defendant should strike him as he had never seen defendant before. There was a man named Wilcocks, a niagtor timberman who lodged in the same house as witness who was near by when the affair took place, and he shouted to defendant to desist. Cross-examinect: It wafi from 10.30 to 11 p.m. He had nothing with which' lie oould have been catching fish and he did not see a.ny net. He did not hear Patterson shout "We are water bailiffs, hold up your hands" when ho flashed the light. He could not understand much English. He could re. member hardly anything except that Patterl son had belaboured him unmercifully. He dejnied having pushed Patterson, and that cflr got to grips. Ho did not remember defendant having assisted him out of the river; but admitted that he was assisted home by defendant. He took out the summons next day after' having medical advice, and the cross summons issued by defendant, he received on Tuesday last. Dr W. R. Williams, Machynlleth, J.P. for the county of Montgomery said Hugh Jones visited his surgery cn the day after the assault He found his left eye badly jruised end an effusion of blcod eight inches by four uicliete on his right arm undoubtedly caijsod by a cudgel. There was a bruise two inches square en his chest, and also a bruise on his right shoulder blade. He was in a vert nervous state evidently caused by shock. cross-examined: Bruiser, of that character oould not have been caused by bare fists even if demandant were a prize fighter. Com- plainant had to be regularly attended and up to the present the clot of blood had gone down to about the size of a shilling and his 'it fot work. He regarded the man's condition serious when first examined. Wajter Wilcocks, Dolrallt, said he stayed in tho same lodgings ag complainant; but had only known him for n. fortnight. He went out accompanied by Tom Phillips and was 1 not aware that Jones was out, He suddenly heard a vcice shouting "Let me go you can search my pockets" and heard aJso the sounds of blows. Witness phoutRd "What o ¡1'')w doing with that stick." m went towards tho scene and found Jones in a dazed condition. He then said to. Patterson "You have no right to beat Jones." Patterson's reply according to witness was "Yes I have and will do it again." Plaintiff was wet having scrambled out of the river. Witness a«krd Patterson a.nj three ether keepers who were with him to come to his lodgings near by. Thomas Phillips, a Cardigan man working in Esgair Wood, said he and Wilcocks went for a walk. It wag a fine night. Witness corroboratod the story of Wilcocks and this concluded the case for the prosecution. THE DEFENCE. W. W. Patterson, defendant, who i3 an ex- Metropolitan policeman, with 26 years first" class scrrvice to his credit, and is now water bailiff to the Dovey, Mawddwach and Glaslyn Fishary Board, said he was on duty with three others on tho river Dulas on the night of the occurrence. He saw Phillips standing on the bank near tha fish steps. He took Humphreys with him and sent the other two men to apprehend Phillips. As lie approached he saw Wileocks "poking about with a net" and suddenly a large sea trout jumped over the net. Jones according to witneai wns kneeling down. Witness went up, switched on his flash lamp and said "We are the bailiffs. Put up your hands." Jones immediately ran at him and butted him in the stomach hitting him against the rock. They closed and as Jones tried to push him into the river, witness used his stick to secure him but net "unmercifully" as had been stated. After a struggle Jones fell into the water. On the following day he visited Dr. Davies at Machynlleth. Cross, examined During his experience he had been many times in the witness box. He knew how to hold a man. Questioned as to the size of tha plaintiff, witncss replied "Size does not count." Asked as to the delay in taking out the summc-nes, witness said he had to report to his superiors first. They were not speciality preparcl for a row. He was in- vited to the house and there produced his ba41iff s warrant|—Cha« Humphreys, water bailiff corroborated. Dr. Davies, Machynlleth said that Patterson was treated first of all by his assistant. On the 25th ho. himself, saw defendant and found him looking ill and complaining cf pains in the left s;de, and inability ±o sleep. He was suffering from seriou? shock. 'His inV juries were consistent with his having been butted. ° Justice: Atkin announced that owing to a difference of opinion on the Bench the case would be dismissed without costs. The sum mons against Jones for assaulting the watsr bailiff in the executicn of his duty <waa not taken in view of the decision of the Bench. FINED FOR POACHING. Wm. W. Patterson head keeper, summontyj T. Phillips, W. Wilcockg and Hugh Jones, a/I of Doldderwen Ponnal for netting fish with- out licence. Patterson gave evidomor. as to the alleged offemro on tllvo 19tli of August, and stated that he saw Wilcocks and found net (pro. duced). TTngb .T"f1C.. was kneeling on a rock •"d Phillips actiag as a "scout" on thn W of tho mounds. What happened afterwards has already been reported in the previous case. Chas Humphreys, D. Morgan and Wrl. Deans, keen^rs. corroborated. For t>e defence Tc,nem denied the alle»at;on stilting that thov were not out to catch fish. Tri was by himself and not with the other*. Wilcocks said he was not with the ethers a.r.d "at he had never been fishing in his life Tin knew nothing of the net which he had seen the am,-t morning in the lodge and sup. nosed it to be the property of a gentlnmsn who was fishjprr at tl, time. He would pay "f) to anybody who ooqvcl prove that ill ( not had been in his house. Phillips paid that he was standing near in sliopers when Deans came up and searched him and said "You are innocent." Tliq ca-ia against PJhiilips was dipis J 4
Barmouth Council. PROPOSED AERIAL SERVICE. Barmouth Urban Council met on Friday; present Councillors D. O. Hughes, J.P., chair- man; Dr. J. R. Heath Messrs J. Pryce Joeies Reee Jones, EdwartJ Williams!, Jllenry Free- man, and Francis Morris and Mr. R. Llew- e/yn Owen, deputy clerk. Mr John Walters, the Pavilion, and Captain Lloyd were also present. The Deputy Clerk explained that the meet- ing had been called to meet Air. Walters and Captain Lloyd, representing Blackpool Aerial Company, with regard to having an aerial service between Barmouth and Blackpool, and also erecting an aerodrome. Captain Lloyd intended to visit Barmouth by aeroplane from Blackpool, but owing to a storm during the flight had to return to Rhyl.—Mr. John Walters, in the course of his remarks, said he always took active interest in all matters which were to the benefit of Barmouth as a health resort. The Company intended running an aerial service between Barmouth and Blackpool. Summer flying was dene at Fleetwood, Blackpool, and other watering places. He believed that in the near future aeroplane flying would be extensively done; and it was of the greatest importance that a sea- side place like Ba-rmouth should have an aero- drome where aeroplanes could iand.-Captiin Lloyd, head pilot of the Company, said his Compa.ny was anxious to include Barmouth in its air service, so as to link up No: th Wales. The service from Barmouth would include Llandudno, Rhyl, etc. The journey fr.im Lfan- dudno to Barmouth wou'tl take an hour Mo a half only. An air service would be a great attraction, and it was of the greatest import- ance that Barmouth should have an aerodrome. The Company would bear all the expense and take all responsibilities as regards accidents. Flying at Blackpool had been an enormous suecesB.—The Chairman said the Council was p'eased to see Captain Lloyd and Mr. Walters, and he was Buro the Council would gin Hl9 enterprise etvery support.—Mr. Freeman feaid he 1 would be delighted to see an air service be- tween Barmouth and Blackpool.—Mr. J. Pryce Jones said it was essential for Barmouth to go in for flying as other watering-places had done. —Mr. Roes Jones; By all means let us go in for an air service so as to bn ur, to date.—In reply to a question. Captain Lloyd sqid civilians could make use of the aerodrome on payment of a small fee-Mr Edward Williams said he was in favour of having an air service, as it would be a great attraction to visitors.—On the proposition of Mr. Freeman, seconded by Mr. J. Pryce Jones, it was unanimously decided to permit the erection of an aerodrome on the Council's property, and the selection of a site was left to the interviewers, Chairman Deputy Clerk, and the Surveyor.—Captain Lloyd said there was every likelihood that flying would be carried out at Barmouth this autumn. A letter was read from Mr. Greener, Plas Llwyd, asking the Council to appoint two or three members to interview him as regards im- provements to be caj-ried out by him at Bar- mouth.—It was decided to ask Mr. Greener te submit his improvements to the Council for consideration.
Airman's Thrilling Experience. CAUGHT IN STORM. "CAMBRIAN NEWS" CORRESPONDENT'S INTERVIEW WITH PILOT On Thursday Captain Lloyd head pit of a. Blackpool Aerial Company, had a thrilling ex- perience whilst attempting to fiy from Black- pool to Barmouth. In interview with our Bar- mouth correspondent, the pilot (Capt. Lloyd), who served as pilot in France for over three years, stated that he made arrangements to fly from Blackpool to Barmouth, in order to meet the Urban. Council and discuss the ques- tion of having an air service between Blackpool and Barmouth, and also for permission to erect an aerodrome in the town He was accom- panied in the aeroplane by Mr John Waiters, one of the proprietors of Barmouth Pavilion. They left Blackpool in the morning in fine weather, and on reaching Old Colwyn moun- tains were caught in a storm of wind and rain. The mist on the mountains maxio it impossible for the pilot to observe his way. In going over the mountains the aeroplane at one time dropped over 500 feet which created a nasty sensation. When the mist cleared ho found they were going out to se& Owing to the storm continuing, he had to turn back and landed safely at Rhyl. Mr. Waiters and himself were none the worse for their experience. To fulfil an appointment with Barmouth Council, Mr. Walters and himself had to make the journey from Rhyl by train.
MACHYNLLETH. SOLDIERS' RECEPTION.—On Thursday, under the presidency of Lord Herbert Vane- Tempest. K.C.V.O., a reception was held at the Town Hall to. welcome home all local Churchmen who had served in the navy and H.M. forces. Each man was presented witll a handsomely-bound Common Prayer and Hymn Book combined, as a token of the Church's esteem. Tea was provided to which all adult members of the Church were invited, to give the boys a hearty welcome home The arrange- ments were in the hands of Mr. J. J. Hum- phreys, surveyor who acted as secretary of the Presentation Committee, assisted by Mrs- Edmund Gillart and a committee of ladies who were responsible for the excellent repast. After tea the presentation to each man, or his re- presentative, took place, the books being handed to the men by Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest on behalf of the Church people. Over 100 books were distributed in all which shows how nobly Machyn'Icth Church people had responded to the call to arms. Miss Nancy Powell Price, Miss Eileen Davies, Mr. Cecil Davies Mr. W. R. James, and Captain Powell Price," R.W.F., took part in the entertainment. Mrs. A. 0. Davies and Miss Dorothy James were accom- panists. Addresses were given by Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest, the Rev. C P. Price, Major n. E. Bonsall, Dr A. 0 Davies, Mr E. Gillart, Mr R Gillart, and others. Capt E. Powell Price seconded by Mr. George Fearn, replied on be- half of tho men. A presentation was also made to the Rev. R P. Hughes on his vacat- ing the curacy of Machynlleth, which lie has held for twelve years to become rector of J. unstrowea, near Newtown. Mr. Hughes was popnlar and did much to alleviate the suffer- ings of the sick and poor. A cheque for JE54 was handed over to Mr Hughes as a token of esteem his parishioners entertain for him. Lord Herbert Vane Tempest, the Rev. C. P. Price rector. Colonel Ruck, Mr E. Gillart, and Mr R. Gillart spoke testifying to the excellent' character of Mr Hughes and wishing him a long life to continue with the duties and noble work which he had so ably and genially carried on at Machynlleth for a long period. Mr. Hughes, in a happy speech responded and said he would always have pleasant recollections of Machynlleth and the friends he made during his stay in the town. He hoped they would extend the same hearty welcome to his suc- cessor (the Rev. Jones). YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETY.-The Com- mittee of the Young People's Society met at Owain Glyndwr Institute on Thursday even- ing to arrange a programmo for the winter session. The Society existed previously as the "Young Men's Society," but at the last annual meeting the members agreed to call it the Young People's Society in order to include girls, many of whom attended the onen lectures and were desirous of attending all the meet- ings of the Society. The programme arranged for the session is an attractive one and includes lectures, debat-es. whist drives etc. ACCTDENT.-Whije playing in a practice football match, on Thursday. Mr. John Vartghan, Graipfach an ex-so!dier, who had been several time wounded and was taken orisoner bv the G ermans. fell and broke his arm. He is progressing favourably and expects to be fit for the football season.
BORTH-Y-CEST. OBITUARY.—The death took pace on 4th September of Miss Megan Evans, daughter of Mr. amd Mrs. D. R. Evans, Llys Dewi. Miss Evans, who was about nine years of ago di< after two or three days illness. Much sym- pathy is felt with the parents.
Continued from previous column. Wilcocks was fined 60s. and Jones 40s. the Bench considering that he had had some punishment already and two guineas advo- cate's fee was allowed. The summons against the three for attempt, ing to take fish with an illegal mesh net was Ildrawp.
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Towyn Council I QUALITY OF C-Ag. Towyn Council met oil Friday p-esent Megft. R. O. Richards, chairffian; David Jones, John Rees, E. L. Rowlands Daniel Edwards, W Jones Hnghes, Richard Jones, H. J. Evans, R. Barnett clerk; J Griffith, assistant c erk; Dr J. A. Davies, medical officer of health; IL T. Davies, surveyor; Edward Williams, in- spector. A letter was read from the Gas Company, in reply to a communication from the Council with regard to the quality of gas, stating that the Company would do their be^t to remedy the cause of the complaints M'r E. L. Rowlands said there had never been such eomplainis about the gas in Aber- dovey and the ratepayers had been se-yere--y handicapped owing to the quality and quan- tity of gas. The price was high and it was not worth the figure charged. Some serious steps should be taken. Mr W. Jones Hughes asked if it was pos- sible to refuse payment for gas? The Clerk replied in the negative and said that the Gas Company were supposed to supply gas of a certain quality; but owing to an Order of 1918 it could be twenty-five per cent. below that quality. The right course to pursue was to report to the Board of Trade. Mr. Richard Jones suggested aa analysis of the gas—the result to be sent to the Board of Trade. It was the only way to get gas up to the standard. Mr E. L. Rowlands proposed that the Gas Company should be informed that an analysis should be taken, and if the gas was not up to the standard proceedings would be taken. It was stated that there was a machine in the Gas Works which showed the analysis and which iras opon to the Council to see. Mr Jones Hughes said the complaints had been going on for many months. It was decided, on the proposition of Mr. E L. Rowlands. to inform the Gas Company that an analysis would .1Jetàken and to ask Mr. Thomas Jones, schoolmaster, and the Surveyor to take the analysis. The finance Committee reported the, credit in the bank £ 1,507, the Collector for Towyn having paid in EI,158, and Aberdovey JE24 10s. After paying £1,084 bills that day the over- draft at the bank amounted to £1,491 During the month = interest on war stock had been received. Aberdorey Committee reported it was decided to accede to the wishes of North WaJes Pleasure and Residential Resorts Association with re- gard" to an illustrated guide As the gas is of such poor quality it was decided to light no street lamps in Aberdovey this winter.—It was decided that tho attend- ance of the members of the Committee was net wha it should be, and it was suggested that a record of attendances should be kept.— The. report was adopted. A letter was read from the Towyn Gas Com- pany stating that thev were prepared to lijrht twenty street lamps in Towyn and maintain them for 55s. 9d. per lamp for the winter, from half an hour after sunset to ten p.m., but the Council expressed surprise at the fimire. Towyn Committee reported that it had been resolved to far sivrav the road through Bryn- I crup if material "were available. It was decided to grant a two years temporiry-con- nection for water from the Council stables ser- vice pipe to Tredegar Stable at a rental of I 10s per annum. A Bryncrug man was appointed to took after mains and sewers on a month's trial.—It vas decided to prepare the road through Bryncrug Village for receiving tar spray next spring in order to allay the dust I nuisance.—-The report was adopted. The Surteyor reported that the pot holes along the main road from boundary to bound- arv in the Aberdovey Ward have been filled with tarrec cliippings, but the necessary mat- erial to compete the work was not at present available. The water supply was satisfactory. S^wa^e was observed backing up the gullies of the back yards of Maenerwyn-street and upon investifatirg the cause he had found that a manhole at the back of No. 7, was blocked up. The nanhole was completely covered over by a flower garden, but it has now been cleared j and the lid left unobstructed. I In the Eural Ward Report the Surveyor j stated thai he found the covering of the Cwrt j main road bridge arch was very much worn. Instruction* were given the men to recover the bridge and its approaches. Instructions were given to repair Bryn Ithel footbrioge: In response t3 the claim prepared by Mr. R. 'P. Morgan set to the Road Board, the Assistant Engineer. Mr. W J. Merrett. inspected the roads covered by the claim. No report fp'd been received yet.—The report was adopted. The Inspector reported that he made a com- plaint some time aeo with regard to the drain of the Dofev Hotel. Aberdovev. to the main sewer ia Copperjiill-street. The ownc did 'f;m repairs at the t;m,- but he alleg-ed that the work was not satisfactory. The drain -is still a source of nuisance and the Council should strong action to have it recon- structed. The sewao-e was oozing throueh the wall. It was decided to give the tenant seven notice to have the work done t-o the J satisfnHion. of the Surveyor.—It was decided to take proceedings against an owner who had taken no steps to comply with a notice served on him. I A letter was read from Sir Auckland I Geddes with reward to tho Profiteering Bill and a oomihittee of seven was fo-mrvi to act as a Profitjerin? Committee. A letter was read statin" that the county rr-e,nt.n Overseas Soldiers had been abandoned.—No- f}'in! was f!one.— £ 7 12.. had been rolleHed in Towv" and S4 in Aberdovey towards the reception. A letter was rf"tld from an Aberdovey vi- tor qtrltix- tht Abe^-dov^y lacked promenade E. T" Rowlands: Tt is a matte-* OF TIOUPV.—Mr. W..Tones Hughes said an old -qll f-li down in AberHovev. np!I,T" the Life- boat Houfv and the Surveyor was instructed to fill up the gap.
The Corwen Englyn. DEWI TEIFI'S REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT. Dewi Teiii (Mr. David Morgan, of Powell, street Aberystwyth) is probably the most successful "cnglynwr" in Wales to.day, according to the "Western Mail." Berw, the gifted litterateur and acknowledged master of Welsh metres and alliteration has classed him as such, for in his critical adjudi. cation on noarly 300 "cnglynion" at the Oorwen National Eisteddfod he unconsciously paid Mr. Morgan a remarkable tribute. He divided the competitors into several groups according to merit. Mr. Morgan had sont in six "englynicn" on "Tlie Snowflake" ("Y Bluen Eira") under different noms-de-plume and it now transpires that Berw placed five of the six in the first twelve in the highest class. This is an achievement to be pr,itid of, for tho "c<nglyn" at its best is the most beautiful form of poetry and our Welsh readers wiil appreciate this by studying Dewi T.-<ifi's balf-dozen expositions, which are here reproduced "Y BLUEN EIRA." I. Yn ddistaw bach o ddwystcr-y ddu nef Hi ddaw'n wvrth o wyndor; O wlad Ion, lili dyner Gaeaf yw,—gwyn- orig ferr II. Gyfaredd gaeaf oerwyn.—loew ei threm Ami ei thro yn disgyn Yn dawN, fel prid ewyn O'r ddu nef wna'n broydd yn wyn. ITI. Brodwaith rhyw gel ysbrydion.lan ei we. Glain o wawl nef dirion: la mil-I hyd fannau moelion Fat ewyn ter brwvsgflaen ton. IV. 0 nd oerddu'r pau barddsf,-perl o wawd. Pur lili'r moel aeaf; Pali matin o'r plu manaf A dry'n do ar hundy haf V. 0 wlad nef, blodeuyn ia,—neu em lwjs O garlwm law'r gaea'; Pali oer o'r plu eira GaggI yr lor dros gysgle'r ha. Vl. Y Buddugol Tywyn y rhew distawaf,-Ilun a lliw Yn Ilawn o'r swyn tecaf: Wolo gu HIj gaeaf Ddwg ystorm ar fedd_erist haf. Mr David Morgan deserves still *wider notice. He is devoting his day" to the ser- vice of Wales by studying its literature and composing verse which, when put into com- petition is almost invariably facile princeps at eisteiddfodau. His reserve and modeatv are in pleasing contrast to the publicitT.-hunger of many poetasters in Welsh literary circles. Mr Morgan has given up a lucrative business in order to devote- his whole time to literarv studios, an(T amongst: his achievements is a ma/ste\ry of the French language, which he attained in order to be able to translate some of the masterpioees" of French autliprs into Welsh. In 1915 he won the prize at Bangor National Eisteddfod for the best translation into Welsh of Alphonse Daudet's "Lettres do Mon Moulin which was highly praised at the time. When the Belgian refugees came over in 1914 he proved of much assistance to therm, and on one occasion, after publicly ^ddressing a largo party of them, ho was isked how long he had residerl in France and P,olgium to enable him to address them so fluently. As a matter of fact Mr Morgan has never visited either of those countries. In the movement now on foot for securing the publications of the best productions of Welsh scholars and litte-rateurf, a place will be found for men like Derwi Terifi, who work quietly and study conscientiously out of pure love of the classics and their application to the Welsh language.
■ I AlfRBYIIMjiiR DEATH IN AMERICA.—"The Druid" re- ports the death of Thomas Jervis of Ironton, Ohio. Four brothers came from Llanbryn- mair—John in 1868, Thomas i* 1869, and Abram and James in the eighties. The four brothers were a fine specimen of manhood and worthy citizens of the United States, all of whom were highly honoured in the communities where they were known. All were zealous Congre- gationalists, having been reared under the guidance of the great Rev. Samuel Roberts, Of the brothers mentioned, there is left but I one at present—Abram Jervis of Decatur, Ala 1 who. is highly respected in his home town. IT-tving learned the trade of shoemaker in Wales, Thomas settled at Ironton when about twenty years of ape, and lived there fifty years. About 1880 he opened a store aDd was successful in his business. He was a Welsh- man to the core, and was always ready to contribute to all calls of charity or other benevolences. He was also a great reader and subscribers to all Welsh papers and periodi. cals. When the Welsh Congregational Church was disbanded, owing to the few Welsh people left in Ironton, many years since, he became a prominent and active member of the First Congregational Church. He left a widow and two married daughters, with several grand- children. In his death the Welsh of America have lost a faithful friend and enthusiastic eisteddfodwr, a musician, and a literateur of talent.
MORFA BYCHAN. OBITUARY—The death took place on 31st August of Mr. William Owen brother of Mrs Owen, Cefn, Treflys. Mr. Owen, who had been aiii'ng for many months, was fifty-three years ot age.
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