GREAT PREPARATIONS FOR THE CHRISTMAS TRADE Special Show of Winter Novelties IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. Scarves. Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Umbrellas, Veilings, &c Winter Coats, Costumes, Millinery and Furs. Robert McLean, MILLWERY ESTABLISHMENT, Portmadoc. 11 -t~-n -a I I I | ;# THE simplicity of the ) Ford car, its stability l: in construction, the famous i heat treated Vanadium steel with its marvellous strength and flexibility, the £ low cost of operation and 1 maintenance. Its ease In i operation, all have made the Ford car the great favourite in every land in the world. It's the one car that always satisfies and serves. A utility beyond question that all can afford. I I Authorised Dealer for Merion- ✓ Authorised Dealer for Merion- shire, except 5 miles radius from Machynlleth D. E. DA VIES, GREEN GARAGE, BARMOUTH. CAR DIMENSIONS.-Weight, 14 ewt.: length. | <2 ft. 13 in.: width. 5ft. 6 in.; Sieisht (hood down, wind-screen folded). 5ft. 3i in height, hood uj). 7 ft. Price, includes standard equipment, f,250 Tat Works, Manchester.) fo_ nTi- 1 AGENTS The Merioneth Mofbf Co. Dolgelley. 'Phone: No.2, Dolgelley, 395 ex Loitdoii), -i.-
PORTMADOC. OBITUARY.—The 'death took place last week of Mr. William Jones, son of the late Captain Thomas Jones, schooner "Robert Morris," at Birkenhead, after a brief il.Yiess. The? body was conveyed hOlDe and buried ao the Public Cemetery on Monday last when the Rev W. T. Ellis officiated. RATE EXCUSALS.—The Urban Council sat I lor seme hours on Saturday, Mr. D. Llewelyn Hughes presiding, dealing with applications to be excused payment of rates on account of poverty, etc. PERSONAL.Lieut. Joseph Davies, V.C., D.C.M., of Colwyn Bay, has been staying in Portmadoc for some days in connection witn the administration of war pensions. CHILDREN'S EISTEDDFOD.-Tlie chairman the. Committee promoting a children's es- T/wlHfilli in I\fMI-Jflt/. is Ml. ^mrEvans, Cmiiicil School!, with M? r.vun Davies and Mr. E. J. Edwards as secretaries. PERSONAL.—R. o Fadog, who has been confined to the house will illness for several i weeks, is making satisfactory progress to re- covery. I FAIR.At Tremadoc fair last week, cows j in calf sold at from i:30 to £40. f -RF.BIGNATION"M.. R. E. Owen, sur- veyor to Glashn ltnral Councl, has resigned in order to take up an appointment in South Jlfricav RE-UNION.— The intermediate School Re- union Association has appointed Mr J. Rhys Fvans M.A., headmaster, as president; Mr. Alun Williams, solicitor, as secretary, and Mr H. J. Hughes, as treasurer. A re-union will be he.d on Boxing Day. OBITUARY.—Mrs Fromc Evans, w .f& of the late Mr. W. H. Evans, draper, High-Street, died at a Liverpool hospital last week, at the age of forty-six" years. Deep sympathy is flt for her two motherless children. LIVING PICTURES.-St. John's Literary Society debated whether tie Town Hall should be let as a cinema. house, and the majoiity declared "No." RAILWAYMEN.—The local branch of the N.W.R. have appointed Mr. W. J. Russell as chairman; Mr. J. J. Jones, vice-chairman; Mr D. H. Davies, secretary; Mr. O. E. Griffith, assistant secretary; and Mr. Evan Evans, treasurer. ACCIDEN/T.—During the frost a few weeks ago, Mr. V. Hayman, Custom House, sT pped on the ico near the Church Room and fractured two of his ribs. FOR THE HOSPITAL.-Tho children and staff of Chapel-slrec School collected £ 4 to- ,P wards the Madof Memorial Hospital, and the collection was handed over on Friday, at the School, by Miss Ruby Mallett, one of the pupils, to Mrs. John Evans, 9, Hugh-street, vice-president of the Hospital. Miss Anna Griffith, head.uisth'css, also spoke, and Mrs. John Evans suitably acknowledged OBITUARY—The death took place on Mon- day last at Liverpool of Mrs. Evans, wife of the late Mr William Hemy Evans, draper, High-street, after a brief illness. Mrs. Wil- lianis was taken to Liverpool hospital to go under an operation when it was understood that she was too weak to be operated upon, and a few days later she died. The body was conveyed to Portmadoc and the funeral took place at the Public Cemetery on Monday. She leaves two young children to mourn their loss.
DOLGELLEY. POULTRY SUCCESS. — The first prize in tho c'ass for Indian or other gamo at, the Aberystwyth Poultry Show was awarded to Mr Edward Jcwes, The Smithy.
WACES OF QUARRYMEN. An arbitration board appointed by the I National Joint Industrial Gcnmcd, to deui wth the w^g-es question as affecting 5,700 men. ran- ploy ld m tho North Wales slate quarries, has made tho following- award :—(1^ That in t'-ie o(:a.s, of piece workers, the day rate in such class shall bo minimum; (2) that thai existing bonus be increased by 2-. per day; (3; that the period of the agreement bo reduced from six to four months; (4) that this award shall takn effect from January 1st 19( By tho increi'/sed bonus of 2s the quarry- *n«n's mini mum -becomes 10s 3d per dav.
tr, G. OWEN, F.s.M. CER(NPLED OPHCIAN, LLANRWST. }>o consulted J3tK-kley a Temper- ance, Portmadoc, every Third Friday in ————————— t.he Month ————————- Hours:—11 to 8 = Tel. No. 29. y J* THOMAS (U^E J. ROBERTS J HIGH STREET, PORTMADOC. FISH AND POULTRY MERCHANT, LICENSED GAME DEALER. All Xi lds of Fish in Season. Poultry always in Stock. Ice Supplied. Orders Promptly Attended to. a87
!.LW'¥NGWRIL. OBITUARY—On Thursday, ab Cambr'lnn House, dw ho;«e of her daughter—Mrs. H. T. Evans—there passed away Mrs. Elizabeth Evans. The deceased was very highly re- spected and was indefatigable in all good works. Her husband litt, d predecca.sed her many years ago. In tho last ,lays of her protracted illness she was tenderly c^Sed for by her two daughters—Mrs. H. T. Evans and Mrs. W. r., Roberts of Portmadoc. Much sympathy is ex- pressed towards them and the deceased's three sons-Rev. Edward Evans, C.M. minister, Llan- gurig; Mr. David Evans, Liverpool; and Mr. Humphrey Evans, Central Schooi, LlaticKidno. The funeral took place at the Cemetery, Dol- gelley on Tuesday, private. At the C.M. Chapel, Llwyngwril, on Tuesday even ng, the Rev J. Puleston Jones M.A., Llanfair Caereitf- ion- pr"1-_d sermon xo j. congregation. DEATH.—On the same day, the death occurred of Mrs. Margaret Evans, Bi-yngwilym, widow of the late P.C. William Evans (Gwilvni Gweddniog), who died about eight mont'.hs ago. The interment took place on Monday at the new Churchyard, Llwyngwril, the Rev. E. T. Evans ofIicJating at the house, and the Rector at the Church and graveside.
TOWYN. BENEFIT CONCERT.—A miscellaneous con- cert was given at the Assembly Rooms on Wed- nesda37 evening for the benefit of Mrs. Griffith Jones, Cambrian-terrace, who has been ill for many months. The husband (who was at one time bandmaster) and three sons served in the war, one son being still in hospital. A substantial sum was realised. The following took part in songs, duets, rec'tations, etc Misses E. H. Owen, E. Evans, D. Morris, O. Wiiliams, and E. E. Owen; and Messrs. W. O. Ellis, D. Jones. and Aneutm Williams. Selections wero given by the Choral Society (conductor, Mr. H. M. Jones), the Silver Band (conductor, Mr. R O. Jones), and Mr. E. Howell's glee party- Aberdovcy Juvenile Clioii-, which was announced to take part, was prevented from doing so ow' ng to the death of their accopipanist, Miss Iona Jenkins. A vote of condolence with the family of Miss Jenkins was passed, the audience upstanding. The chair was taken by Dr. J. A. Davies, the conductor being the Rev. H. Meirion Davies. The acrompan'sts were Miss Dilys Hughes and Mr J. Jarmaii. SOCIAL.—St. Cadvan's Women's Church Guild Socia! was held on Wednesday at the National Schoolroom, under the presidency of the Rev. D. R. Pugh. A sale of work wns hel-i under the supervision of Mrs. Rowlands, Trc" feddy: Mrs. D. R. Pugh, the Vicarage; as- sisted by the following ladies:—Refreshment stall: Mrs. Price, Miss Ellis, Mrs. H. Roberts, Mrs. A. H Jones, Mrs. Russell, and Miss Gwennie Williams, and helpers. Fish-pond: Miss M. V. Pughe, Cotterill House; and Mis? Crosthwaite, dressed as a Welsh character, assisted by Mrs. Miller. Games of various kinds were played, and a pleasant evening concluded with a dance. FOOTBALL.—Towyn Rovers went to Llan- idloes on Saturday to play a League match against Llan dloes. The home team won by three goals to one.i—A b e r.~vn ol w y n team visited Towyn on Saturday to play against the Marconi eleven, and were defeated by sis goals to nil.
ABERDARON. GENERAL.—Congratulations to Mr Willie Jones, Ty'n Myn.vdd, in gaining his certificate as master mariner.—We welcome the Rev. and Mrs. W. Walter Jcr.cs, late <U Carnarvon, amongst us, to succeed tho Rev. T. E. Owen, M.A., who has departed to Biaenau Fistiniog. —The, mortal remain: of Miss E.issabeth Thomas, Brvp Llan, wero lswd to rest in tho churchyard of St. Hywyn, on the 16th inst, the Rev. W. Walter Jones officiqti'ng'. PRESENTATION.—A well-attindocf meeting was heU on Tuesday evening, the 16st. iust., at tho Council School, when the Rev. T. E. Owen, M.A., and Mr. Owen were presented with a handscmo silver toa, and oofl'eo ervico with a spirit kettle to match, on the occasion of the r d (pa* ture to Biacinau Festiniog. Tho chair wm occupied by the Rev. T. Lcdwick Davies. Tiryncroes, while Mr. R. w. Griffith (Bugeil- I fardd) acited as conduotor. Addrsses wero rendered by thr< following; Messrs Owen Jones, Bryn Poeth; Richard Jones, Isfryn; Richard Joner Penmaes David Jones, Rhos; j and the Rev W. Walter Jones, the r 3-11- l pointed vi-car. Solos were given by Mr. Owen EH is, Carreg, whilo Miss Matrie Robert?;, the lpost Office, acted as accompanist. Tho. mcet- ing term;nat:(d, alter the usual votes oi thanks, by singing the hymn "Dan Dy fenditii wrth ymadacl." T. E. Owen nid nowydd—can gaclo Bu'n goidwad i'n broydd A chywir dant y sant sydd Yng n,ghalon 'r efengylydd. Ein pTif ddni yn Lleyn a'ii pi!wy—a fu of, 0 hyd yn ddigyfryw Mwynhaed ef, dvmuniad yw, Hir Iwyddiant ar ol hcddyw.
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Safeguarding House Tenants. P&OPO&ALSR IN A B]LL- Tho text was publ'* UrS„„^j, ° Bml, ifrj* rodueed by tho Cliav' > amend the lit r#aso of Rbnt. a.nd Interest (War Ra t,riot:or¡s) Act, 1915, ana the esnactm nt amending that Arll in ro MM" to orders for possess •,OH and The BJ1 provider that no order or judg- ment for the recovery of po sessioil of & dwel- ling house, to which the above Acts or for tho ejectment of a tecmant sha»I b«, made or giv &i, so long aa inft tenant cortuiucs to pay regu. arty at the agreed rate as mod-fied by j the principal Act or any of the Acts amend- ltrirr tho Same and performs the other con- ditions of the tenancy unless—• (a) Tho tenant hals committed waste or has been gq y y of candu4i which is a nuisance or am annoyance to adjoining- or neighbourmg occupiers, and the Court considers it reason- able to make such an. order or give such judg- ment or. (b) The premises are reai onab.'y required 1 by tli,3 landord for the occupation of hmself or some othMr person in his employ, or ta the employ of some tenant from him, and the Court, alAjar considering all the circumstances of the case, jnciaidmg cepacia1 ly the at rna- tive accommcdytioii available for the tenant, oons iders it reasonable to make such an order or givf.1 such judgment. The Court may, on apphfcatlfcn by the 'tenant, rescind or vary an order or judgment previously given in such mrenn,eras the Court may tlunk fit for tlia purpose of givvng effect to this Bilo:. This Bill shall not F-; ply to a dwelling house p IM at a rerit which itnd: udes payments m re- poot of board, attendance, or use, of furniture.
WHAT WOMEN HAVE DONE ON THE LAND. THE PASSING OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY. WHAT WILL ITS SUCCESSOR DO? By S. L. BENsusAN: Little more than a year from Armistice day the Women's Land Army disappears and becomes an affair of history. There I is no finer war effort on record than that of the twonty-two thousand women who tiiwJertook to fill the places that their fathers, husbands, and brothers left vacant during the great national struggle for life, and there is no service in connec- I tion with tho war that has appealed in like measure to the popular imagination*. It came almost like a revelation to many men to find tli'iit women, not only would, hut could, undertake work for which an their previous upbringing might have been thought to render them unfit. In the North of England and in Scot- land the work of women on the land is familiav enough. There, the six-monthly hiring fate; are a part of the life of the agricultural community, aftd it is beyond question that much rough work is well- done and has been well-dorie for many years by women who have taken to the land -as a means of livelihood and some- times ofMiftitfUe their service until late in life. The effort of the Women's Land Army was another -kind. It was a, special effort. &"rtd among those who took service in the £ nks were thousands of women who had een well-educated, well- oared for, and eaTfefriHy screened from as- sociation with any the hard actualities I of life. r THE RECORD OF TW LAND ARMY. It is beyond a.U dOII\t that for some time' following the start ítl March, 1917, farmers fought shy of the w<1i.ié1<I and were surprised, in some oases ,one' might also fitly displeased, when they fVi^d that their earlier judgments must be pfeveraed. The records show that the percentage of failure's among women of the 1 ^an<7 Army was singularly low and that wh i^e vtH&tiy th third of tho workers receivec' for good service, between forty a^d^fiKy (down to the beginning of Novembe^"> t had obtained the coveted Disting.iushetf Service Bar, known as the V.C. <n the Land Army. The Army of the Land Women in its .&-J.d .it^raotivo "uniform ftas become & familiar and pleasing feature of thke countryvSide. It maintained supplies at A time when dangers besetting us were of a kind that few care to remember, and so I important was the work, so weTT was it done, that oa. large effort is afoot to keep on tho land as many of the women as can and will find employment. At the time <rf official demobilisation there Will be about 6.500 members of the Army left. THE NEW NATIONAL ASSOCIATION. To help them now that the official Army is disbanded, a National Association of Landwomen has- been- created*. It will adA'ise workers on all questions that con- front women of the land, malke purchases I of nee-es.sities in bulk that numbers may have the benefit of wholesale prices, estab- lish hosteli, organise education and recre- ation, and get into touch with the women pioneers of land work overseas. This Association will be formed upon a county basis with a central council of manage ment and an executive committee, aDa will soon be self-governing. Membership will be open to all women engaged in or connected with agriculture or horticul- ture, even if their's be but part-time em- ployment. The numbers of the new As- 'I' sociation should grow fast, for many who have left the Land Army without waiting for official demobilisation propose to re-o- I turn to their work in the spring. THE NEED FOR EDUCATED WOMEN. These things are as they should be. It is of the very first importance that the association of educated and capable women with the land should be main- tained and even extended, for not only will they do much to increase that produc- tion upon which in the long run our I national future depends, but they will be doinw "rent work in improving the con- ditionsof life in the remotest corners of rural Britain. Their influence has been felt already. They have helped the Vil- lage Clubs' Association and the Women's Institutes, they have brought the in- fluenoe of their early surroundings to the aid of those wives and children of tho agricultural labourer who have not yet had a fair chance of developing what is- best in them. Above all they have em- phiasized the value of the working on the land, the primal truth that it is the one means of support upon which we all de>- pend. I WHERE WOMEN CAN EXCEL. j There are many branches of land work in which women can excel, and it is safe t,) say that many of the old Land Women's Army will be setting up for themselves and taking advantage of their natural capacity to deal with live stock and gar- den produce. Already one hears of some established in Devon and Cornwall where the conditions are most favourable for small holdings. The advantage of their work is not for themselves alone, in the long run it must help the country, first by increasing supplies and, secondly, in the natural order of things, by bringing to the countryside a new generation of vigorous healthy workers and attracting to them in turn some of the surplus popu- lation of our great cities. It cannot be too strongly insisted that the demands for increased production are still very great indeed, and that for some years to come we cannot hope t raise the food we need for our own con4 sumption, and reduce to insignificance the £400,000 that we spend every day up- on imported foodstuffs. We are still, in spitÐ of our war efforts, three million acres behind the araMe area of 1870. It follows then that the passing of the Women's Land Army would be a national misfortune if the National Association of Landswomen did not promise to fill the gap and do something to add to the ranks of the tillers of the soil. May it maintain the old spirit of camaraderie that made the Land Women the most optimistic figures in the countryside, no matter what might be the time of the year, the state of the weather or the nature of the work.
Messrs. Cadbury Brothers desire to inform the public that no serious delay will be causcd in the de'.iverv of goods as a result of the serious fire that took place at Bourn vile Works on Friday week. The fire was confined to the packing rooms, where it originated. I CAUSE AND EFFECT. 1 t A Cartoon by f, Gardner, the famous Artist. I uOnly a state of pittty 6perates to produce a stlîtë Of cheapness. If there are workmen who belive in restricted output and i# any way practise it, they ï are committing1 anuffence in ignorance, and that offetfee is committed against their own class/'—liirht Hon. J. R. CLYNES, M.P., Eveifln^ News," Oct. 31, 1919. | ■« ■ I
Welsh Slate Quarries. j AN EXPECTED BOOM. Much interest is being taken iifr the Nor| Wades quarrying district at the i&gfrisr of revival wh.ch, if it materalisec, wi>U bat the prosperity of former years. With th advance ~n tho UJC.S of electricity thcfuarr; advance n the u3es of electricity thcfuarr; ing industry will be transformed. Steven daily papers have sent special correspondent into the district to investigate their e* aM tions. A writer in the London "Daily News say! -The slate quarry industry of North Wait is in a state of excited expectation of som such boom as has stirred the cotton trade. Syndicates arc being formed, quanmt acquired, and developments arranged fc which 1ft is no exaggeration to say ma speedily change the face of industrial Nort Wales, and certainly will add to the prospect and earnings of the quarrymen. and vastly in pvove their working conditions. I have to-day received details of the oper* tions of two syndicates, both of which hali a big financial backing. As to one, ];ttI can safely be said except that its heads are i negotiation for quairies in different parts c the Principality and are said to have pra< ticaJly brought off several impoiHant doah The other has already bought the Glynrhonw Quarry in Llanberis area and successfully i< floated it with a capital of £ 100,000. It is no' dealing with the Rhosydd in this district, an is officially admitted to be negotiating fc ibeveral of' the biggest quarries which lie b< tween héto: and Llanberis and Bangor. But other groups of financier* are in th field. It was told by a Londoii «xpert to-da that already two m Hion pounds; are availab) for investment, to be followed b# stiil for development purposes. "Naturally we are not over-arixious to she our bands," said my informant. "If 4h owners of these quarries and slate mines hav "been slow in adapting their methods to tit needs of the times, they are cute enough t gauge fairly the potentialities of the momen The task of dealing with thesa other bidde* in the field is a dffictflt and delicate oni ftejverfcha'ess, I fancy we &all witness vef important happenings within the next fe' months and when once the full effect of tb introduction of the new methods and the ne; machinery is appreciated by even the stand-6. owner.- who axo now eort tnt to go on in the ol iI way, there' will be epoch-making development in these pift."4 Mr. >1. T. Harris, the ex-Govemment it spcctor and export, who is now a director c perhaps the bgfgest of the new syndicates told me in an interview that he quite, agree wit-h this opinion. "Even with the hacdica of Government royalties which, as compare with those of private owners justify the charg of deliberate profiteering, we can," said Mr Harris, "completely ttansfdrm tho slate in dustry, make it immensely more productive ani profitable and, whilst we add to the wealtl of the country and help tb- meet the housinfj kecds of the people, materially" increase th' earnings of the workers." I "With a view to its bearing- on the housing problem the Government have already givet us precedence in the matter of machineiy the necessary building. Tons of electriea equipment are arriving daily and bf» ng brough into use. It will be driven by water power which is at hand in unlimited volume, and the haitaessing of which will help 1h a grrfi t degree to correct the shortage and cost oi coai. One scheme I have in mind now vvil save 80,000 tons of coal per annum and giv< power wirch fSlr exceeds in quantity anc adaptability that derived from the same qutn- tity of coal. "The use of electricity and the adoption 01 scientific methods will enormously. irnereue production and just as greatly lower its pro, portionate cost." Replying t.P a question I put as ta the attitude of the workers, Mr. Harris told mi he had no fear. "These Welsh workmen,' he went on, are the most intell gent anc level-headed men I have ever met. We in tend them to share in the profits, and I call tell you the profits on the Jine we intend tc adopt will bear it. "We shall pay on a system iich will give every worker a full shaure in the earnings We are already paying attention to their com- fort. Manjt have now to walk thf3 and fout miles, to work. They arrived tired. We are running electrical trains which will take them and del ver them fresh for work. Loss of time and carrying power between the quarrymen and miners and the slate splitters and cutters will be wiped out, and electrically-driven machinery Will add enormously to the. quantity and also to the quality of the output. Many quarry- men left the slate districts during the war and the slump which precede*} it. They are rap- idly coming back. There are over eGO empty house? in this town. I venture to say they will soon be occupied.' A quarry, owner witlt whom I talked adopted a very cautious attitude a8 to the new syndicates, but admitted that orders had never been so numerous, nor had the margin between the cost of quarrying and splitting and dispatching and the selling price been larger. He was inclined to agree that new methods would have great influence, and said that if the Government would only help in harnessing the water power round this town a tremendous saiving in ooal—sufficient to be a vital factor in the coal supply problem of the nation- would be effected and other in. dustries be* des quarrying would be assisted. Ono of the best-known public leaders in the district, whose interests are outside tho quarry 'ndustry, gave it me ag his considered opii.ion that the' new movement has potentialities for the greatest gooa. It differs from the Lancashire cottoa boom," he added, "because it. increases tho1 production of raw material. It helps literally to bring wealth out of the ground. I don't usually care for the doings of financiers, but here at Blaenau and from here to Bangor and Llanberis thev are opening up possibilities which must directly benefit the whole of these islands." The "South Wales News" had the following: North Wales s on tho eve of a great slate boom. I spent a few days last week in Blaenau Festiniog, and was much in. terested by. all I saw there. The little town, set like a gem among tV hills, has become once again a very hive of industry. Everyone is talking of slate, thinking of slate, and living for siate-as becomes the inhabitants of the rer.t centre of slate. There has been an in- vasion of engineers and »urveycrs. They ire to be seen everywhere, strolling about clad in knee breeches and field boots, and armed with leather cases and theodolites. All are work- ing and even old, abandoned ouar'ies whe.e the vein of slate was not of the first grade, are being re-started." The demand throughout the world to-day for slate of any quality at all is simply enor- mous, but unfortunately the shortage of transport forms a serious obstae'e to any extensive exploitation of the trade abroad. Ten years ago the quarries were being worked
Barmouth School Managers. POTEST TO BOARD OF EDUCATION. nv. Barmouth and District School Man* ai."er:* Wit at Barmouth on Wednesday, Mr. J. Marmv Harlech, presid ng ever a large attend- ance, A tt. '.e was lAad trcm the Chairmaii (Mr W. Wa-kii# Varies, Dyffryn), regretting hia inability to ät. present, but hoped that the Managers would, pass a strong protest against the Closing of Cwmnantcol School, near Llan- bedr. Mr. Richard Barnett, secretary to the County Education Committtte, stated that his Committee had deo'ded to move the Cwmnant- cot School. The average attendance of pupils at school was ten. A petition had been sent in from ratepayers in the district asking the Managers to discuss tba matter. In reply to Mr. R. J. Williams, Dyffryn, Mr. Barnott stated that it was intended to bring the pupils at present attending the school in conveyances, either to Hanbedr or Dyffryn schools. Mr. R. J. W lliams said that the Cwm- r -tcol School had cost about JMOO, and he aføaJed to the members present to support tho petition tlfot this school should not be closed. Tho County Education Committee had decided to close the School without in the first instance having asked the advice of the Local Managers whether the school was required or not. It would be a very bad policy to close the school, as it was one of the best school* in the district.—Mr. Rhys Jones, Hanbedr, said that eleven1 pupils at present attended the- school, and by the beginning of spring it would be increased to sixteen. There was BO reason in asking that young children should; be brought down in conveyances during the winter months.—Mr. Batnek faid that tho question of closing Cwmnantcol School cropped up about two years ago, owing to the great difficulty of getting anyone to go there to teach. Next year the commencing salary of a male certificated toacher would be £ 180. It wtfs entirely a matter for tlie< ratepayers to decide. At an early date the elementary rates would be from 2s. 6d. to 3s. 'n the pound.—Mr Cadweadr Roberts, Fairbourne, said it would be a great hardship on the children if the school was closed.—Tho Rev. E Trevor Evaps Why should these children suffer more than other children.—Mr. Williams, Harlech, salt)- that uncertificated tcachers were doing exes?-; work in the various schools.—Mr. Morrit Jones, Dyffryn, said he "#'89 surprised that the Cotmty Committee ever thought of closing th's school.—On the proposition of Mr. Cadwaladp Roberts, seconded by Mr. Morris Jones, it wak decided that a strong protest should be sent to the Board of Education against the action of tIle County Education Committee deciding to do#e this school. Mr. Richard Barnett reported that he had been in communicat on with the Cambrian Railways Company with reference to the demand now being made by the Company for an increase in the rent of the playground attached to the Barmouth Council School from £ 1 5s. to £ 42 per annum. The Education Com- mtttea bad offer Id £ 15 per ajmum, but, the. Railway Company had up to now refused thi.t offer. A deputation, consisting of Alderman IT Martin Williams, J.P., and himself had been appo'nted to meet Mr. S. Williamson, general manager of the Company, to discuss the matter further. It was decided to appeal to the headmasters of the. various schools in the district with a of the. various schools in the district with a view of them giving a special course of lessons to boys between twelve and fourteen years old. j The Attend-ance Officer (Mr. John H. Lewis) reported that several children were not attend- ing school regularly, and =t wzr, docided tlhat, all the ottendenr should be called together &ad I appear before tiie Local Managers.
I CLAMOSCAMSHtRE S CHOICE. At a meeting of the Glanmorgan County Council, held at Ca.rdiff on Thursday, the i clisdrman, Alderman Hopkin Morgan, pre6- siding.Dr. E. Colstcn Williams, of Brrjoan, was appointed m/d'cal officer for ithe county a; a. salary of £ 1,000 a year. Five ozindidata* sEfiected out of 18 appli- cants by the Local Government Committed appeared before the Cour^csil. They were Dr Arnc'd Davies, Llangefn', Anghfeey; Dr. J. P. H. Davies, Ysttad, Rhondda (the present j ac4<tng medical officer); Dr T. E. Frana's, O.B.E., L'arelly; Dr. T. W. Wade, Newport, Man; and Dr. E. Cols'Vxn Williams, Brecon. Dr. L. M. Davies, of Abffrvstwyth, who was iezo on the short list, was considered in- eligiole for appointment on account of his not having rcached the age of 30 years on the 18th December, 1919. The result of the bard. was M follows — 1st ball«* Dr. E. Colston W.-ttiams 34 • Dr T. W. Wade, 27 Dr. J. p. H. Davies, 18'. 2nd baltatr-Dr. Wflisims, 46; Dr. Wade, 33 Dr. Williams wa~ aocardingly appointed.
j- (Continued frem previous column.) at aloss, but conditions have 80 changed that to-day they are making a very fair profit. We may expect to see a mushroom town spring into existence. The Festanioginns themselves predict that within two yeairs they will have a population numbering over 30,000. They are in a peculiarly happy position, too, with regard to the hous.ng difficulty. During the war there wero about 700 empty houses in iFeatiniog. To-day there are onlv" 250. A number of these are in a sad state of repair, which is a pity, for the town will soon need' all the accommodation it possesses. I was I atlowed by the courtesy of the management to Tisit the famous Oakeley S'ate Quarries. These are said to be the only quarries in the world where the slate is worked out n a «v <1 e:n simi- lar to that employed in a coal mine. What I saw was a triumph of British engineering. I The workings are at a great depth.nM the it- are twenty-soven levels altogether, and it takes seven miles of pipihg to supply com- pressed air to the men working in the lower reaches. A precipitous descent into tho maw of a vawn ng gap in the earth brought me to the first level. My guid.. had fortunately pro- vided me with a miner's lamp, and I found this was needed. Dense masses of slate rock towered through the gloom on every side. The eight brought back to my memory the old days of the war m Arras when I cowered in a labyrinth of disused underground work- ings ]'f't"Ming to th'. fierce erupt-on, of shell fire which was to herald the fateful attack of March 21st. The illusion was heightened by thi: roar of the blaeng orerauons in the quarry above. Workmen clambered about like ants over the slinpery face of the rock, pulling themselves up hand over band by means of ropes. Others were drilling into the s'ate, their faces vaeue spots of luminosity, lighted by the cascade of sparks thrown out I from thei- machines. My guide tola me that it would take two ks to see all that there was to see. and T was very glad to regain the open hillside, ai l to breathe in the fresh mountain air «nce mors.
Some Famous Ghosts. By STUART BAKER.. Ghost stories at Chrislmastide have evet been popular. To sit by the cheery fire in the gathering twilght with shadows flickering weirdly about the room while some tale of ghostly apparitions with clanking chains and "hair-reusing" features is one of the events of the festive eeMoD. It is sa d that no guests can appear on Christmas Eve and that persons born on this dat6 are not troubled with spectres. The Com- ing of am apparition is usually announced some time before its appearance by & variety of loud and dreadful noises; sometimes a rattling like a coach itd horses, a swishing of silken skirts: a jingle of chains or heavv footsteps. ) Then the door flies open and the spectre stalks slowly up to the bed's foot and looks stead- fastly at the person in bed There are many famous ghosts in Great Britain, haunting family seats and cities such as t3ie Demon of Tidworth, the Black Dog of Wincheste-, and the Bar-guest of York. There is also the "Shuck Dog" of Norfolk, a big black animal with yellow eyes that br'ngs death to whoever meets it. This animal is sometimes seen headlesg or with one blazing eye in the forehead. THE BLACK RIBBON GHOST. A famous ghost story is related of Lady Sophia. Hamilton, who married Sir Tristrana Beresford some 300 yaars ago. She was edu- cated along with the second Earl of Tyrone and it is recorded that the two were taught that there was no such th'ng as a future state. The two young people, however, agreed that in the event of one dying before the other the deceased should, if possible, return and tell of their experiences in the other world, if there was such a. place. The Earl of Tyrone tlied suddenly first and the night after his death Lad, Beresford awoke and boheld his figure standing by the bedside. He reminded her of the compact made in their youth and added "I departed tlyfe life On Tuesday last at four o'clock. I am permitted to give you assurance of. another world. I also inform you that son vU die in your forty-seventh year." A9 the lady seemed to doubt his word the spectre asked her to hold out her hand. He then laid a finger as cold as ice on her wrist which immediately showed a black mark. The ghost then vanished and ever afterwards Lady Beresford wore a black ribbon round her wrist until as the apparition predicted she died n her forty-seventh year. THE WYNARD GHOST STORY. Lieutenant George Wynard was an officer in the 33r4 Regiment, a Corps commanded by the Hon. Arthur Wellesley, afterwards Duke of Wellington. While stationed in Canada, he and a fritod, Captain John She-broke, were seated &f"f' dinner in their lapa.rtment when suddenly there appeared the figure of a tall youth of ahout twenty years of age, ghastly pale and having all the anpearance of one suffering a, severe illness. For a minute the two friends J^Wed silently at the form, then Wynard gasD6ri: "Great "God! My brother!" At these word-tihe apparition seemed to fade away. A note Was made of the day and hour on which it hacF appeared and some weeks afterwards Wynard received .a letter from ,England which stated his brother was no more. He had died on tHe very day and at the very hour on which ttié" friends had seen his spirit appear so mvsteriotrslv in their apartment. THE GHOST OF LADY RUSSELL. There is a curious1 ghost story about Lady Russet who is buried at Bisham, Berks. She bad a son by her first husband who had an antipathy to every kiard of learning and would artfully blot his copy books. For this offence one day his mother beat him so severely that he died. As a punishment for her cruelty she is supposed to haunt the room where the murder was done and is to be seen gliding through the room rubbing- her bainds fes if to wash off the bloodstains of her son. Strange to relate some sixty years ago wh !e doing some repairs in this room a workman discovered be- tween the joints gf the floor several old copy books filled with childish writing and covered with blots. THE CRESLOW GHOST. Creslow Manor House, near Aylesbury, like many other ancient houses has a ghost story. The spectre is that of. a lady who is seen walkitng in one of the rooms, her long s'1k dress sweeping the floor and making a rustling noise. Some years ago a gentleman ventured to sleep in the haunted chamber, first arming himself with a brace of pistols. Next morn- ing when he did not appear at breakfast a ser- vant was sent upstairs to awaken him, but found the bed in great disorder witih no occu- pant. Several hours afterwards the gentleman returned exhausted and covered with mud. He told a curious story of having been waked out of his sleep qlnd hearing the light, soft tread of a lady's footstep. Then he saw the white misty form of the lady herself beckoning to him with her frnjer. The gentleman jumped out of bed and' endeavoured to grasp the phost, but his arm passed through her. She glided from the room still beckoning end he followed. Out into the night they went and the gentleman remembered no more until he camo to himself long after daybreak and found h'ttiself laid under a tree several miles from the house at the very spot where it was said the lady had helm murdered. There are many other noted ghost stories. In several parts of the country headless horse- men are sa:d to canter through rol"ni-v lanes at nightfall: one of the Lord Dudley's also haunts a certain village after dark. riding on s white horse and cracking his whip; in a Gloucestershire mansion the ghosts of a Cavalier Jand Roundhead fight a duel to the death and the blood-stains shed ar-c seen on the floor when day breaks, while Vi many an ancient house spectres are said to disport them- selves, terrifying the inhabitants by their Strang and weird manifestations.
WELSH SCHOOL OF SOCTAL SERVICE. The Welsh ScVol ^f Social Service is ar- ranging, early in the New Year to call together t rfDresentatfves of the bi", social agencies in WaleR. This will be the first step towards the formation of a Co-ordination Committee to prevent over-lapping and to ensure a fuller aporeoiat on of what is now being- done by t.he various organisations for the social welfare ot tho Principally.
GOOD LOOKS AND GOOD LIGHTING. Observant shoppers must have noticed the recent appearance in & multitude of shops oi a new type of electric lamp, unusu&llj bril- liant and giving a remarkably pure white light. If a. shopkeeoer were asked why he was using this now lamp, he would prcbafcly answer that it gave twice the light for the arme current as the earlier electric lamps. [ But that w not the whole reason. The "Half Watt" electric lamp, as the invention is called, makes every class of goods-bacon, meat, cakes, fancy goods, fabrics of all sorts —look better than it would otherwise look. Colours are brought out cleatrly. and every thing looks fresh and clean. Although the publio see the improved result and are en. couraged by it to put their hands in then pockets, they do not always appreciate bom electric light has oome to the aid of the anterpriaing tradesman.
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