WHAT IS WRONG? Reports of the meetings of Barmouth Urban Council cannot fail to give the impression that there is something radically wrong with the spirit which prevails. There is also an impression of lack of conciseness and business aptitude that makes the Council meet- ings resemble the proceedings of a vil- lage debating society rather than of a responsible public body representing an important health resort. Rambling discussions about nothing in particular are carried on in defiance of Standing Orders. Indivdiual members deliver speeches after speeches on the same subject, however irrelevant and un- necessary they be, with the result that the meetings are prolonged to the point of boredom, and that in the end im- portant business has to be rushed through, or left undone, in order to make up for waste of time. Still more serious is the insinuation of unworthy motives and the display of personal bitterness by members against each other without any apparent justi- fication. Frequently subjects are con- sidered, not on their merits, but in their relation to certain members or groups of members. That is not a recent manifestation, unfortunately for the town. It has been evident for many years in varying forms, to the discredit of the Council and the detriment of public interests. Happily, the Council have the benefit of the services of Mr William George as clerk, whose tact, legal ability, and experience of public life and sangfroid have been instru- mental in obviating what might have been serious consequences of the Council's trival divisions and undigni- fied procedure. The positions ot the officials are made doubly irks me and unsatisfactory by the Council's vaccil- lating policy. It is for the ratepayers to insist on the discordant elements in the Council being brought into harmony and to remind the members, individu- ally and collectively, that they are not elected to the Council Chamber to dis- play their own pathies and antipathies and indulge in personalities, but to serve the interests of the town and to devote to that object all their business instinct and training. The remedy for the unfriendly, irregular, and wasteful discursiveness which mars the Coun- cil's usefulness depends on obedience to the StandingOrder and on the assertion of the Chairman's authority, without regard to individual predilections The newly-appointed Chairman has a unique opportunity of rehabilitating the Council's respect in public estimation and to make an advance in progress and prosperity, but it would not be fair to place the responsibility solely on his shoulders unless he receives the assis- tance of all the members. As it is, the chairmanship is not a position which confers much honour or unpleasantness, and the members ptobably ignore the fact that in disrespecting the chair they are disrespecting themselves and the community to a larger extent. They cannot be ignorant of the feeling among outsiders and the townspeople that the town is suffering, as it ought not to be allowed to suffer, owing to quarrelsome, pettifogging, and unbusi- nesslike procedure of the Council which, if it was common, would make public life. unbearable and would pro- duce administrative incapacity and inefficiency throughout the country. As at present situated, Barmouth cannot be expected to laudch into heroic im- provement schemes, but much can be done in making more effective use of the natural advantages and beauty with which the town is blessed as attrac- tions for visitors and residents. The councillors, however, cannot hope to put the town's affair in order until they themselves properly arrange their con- duct and methods of procedure as a preliminary step. Progressive action calls for devoted service consistenly and persistently applied, for the elimina- tion of private rancour and prejudices, and for the cultivation of a wider out- look than has characterised the Coun- cil's actions hitherto. If the Council will not be sufficiently magnanimous and self-effacing to make the necessary efforts in that direction, they may be assured that when the ratepayers awake they will want to know what has been accomplished, and will help their representatives to realize that the wel- fare of the town is of more importance I than the preservation of the dignity of individuals, however important it may be in their own imagination. — From the Cambrian News."
CYMANFA YSGOLION M.C. DOSBARTH Y DYFFRYN. Cynbaliwyd yng Nghaersalem, ddydd Mercher diweddaf, Ebrill 28ain, gymanfa flynyddol Ysgolion Sabbothol (M.C.) y rhan ddebeuol o ddosbarth y Dyff i-yn. CYFARFOD Y PRYDNAWN. Llywydd, Mr John Pugh, Gwynfryn arweinydd cerddorol, Mr Robt. Roberts, A.O., Dyffryn cyfeilwyr, Mr Lewis Wil- liams, Park Road, a Miss Mamie Ro- berts, Caersalem. Holwyd y plant yn y Rhodd Mam gan Miss Elsie Jones, B.A., Ystumgwern, Dyffryn. Holwyd y dos- bartb canol ar y damegion gan Mr John Lloyd, M.A., o Ysgol Sirol yi Abermaw Holwyd y dosbartb bynaf yn y XI. ben- nod o'r Hebreaid gan Mr Robert Ellis, Gwynfryn, ac yn y Vl. bennod o'r Hy- fforddiwr gan y Parch. Gwynoro Davies. Datgonwyd gan y plant nifer o donau. CYFARFOD YR HWYR. I Llywydd, Mr Samuel Williams, Har- lech arweinydd cerddorol, Mr J. J. Thomas, Talsarnau; cyfeilwyr, Mr Lewis Williams a Miss Mamie Roberts. Jyf. lwynwyd gwobrwyon i'r personau a gan- lyn a fu lwyddianus ac ar y blaen yn yr arholiad ysgrifenedig :—Hebreaid, 1, Mr Owen Griffith, Caersalem 2, Miss Maggie Davies,Harlech; 8,Miss Gwladys Arthur, LI an bed r. Hyfforddiwr, 1, Mr Owen Griffith; 2, Miss M. Davies 3, Miss Jennie Lewis, Llanbedr. Dosbarth 21, 1, John Evans, Dyffryn 2, E. A. Roberts, Llanbedr; 3, M. G. Wynne, Dyffryn. Dosbarth dan 16, 1, Rossie Ellis, Llanbedr; 2, Maggie Morris, Dyff- ryn; 3, E. J. Owen, Dyffryn. Safon VI., 1, R. Emlyn Jones, Dyffryn; 2, E. lor- werth Roberts, Caersalem 3, Anna Williams, Harlech. Safon V., 1, Hubert Dempsey, Park Road; 2, Gwilym Ll. Roberts, Park Road 3, Richie Griffiths, Park Road; a Kate Richards, Llanbedr, yn gyfartal. Safon IV., 1, May Roberts, Caersalem 2, Jennette Lewis, Dyffryn 3, Martha M.Wynne,Dyffryn. Cyfiwyn- wyd tystysgrifau i'r rhai canlynol a fu lwyddianus yn Arholiad Tonic Solfa 0 Park Road Junior, Dilys Griffith, Gracie Richards, Lloydie Griffith, Gwyn- eth Richards, Jennie Ll. Lewis, Ricbie Griffith Elementary, Ricbie Griffith, Katie Evans, May Evans. 0 Ysgol Horeb, Dyffryn: Junior, R. E. Jones, Nellie Williams, Jane E. Jones, Jane A. Jones, Robert Jones, Mattie Jones, Jen- nette G. Lewis, John E. Roberts Ele- mentary, E. May Davies. Treuliwyd y cyfarfod yn benaf i ganu tonau, anthem- au, a chant, a chafwyd cyfarfod l'hag- orol.
ARTHOG. Obituary—The death occurred on Wednesday, April 28th, after a lingering illness of Herbert Sidney. Newell (Bert,), youngest son of Mr and Mrs Newell, Barmouth Junction, Arthog, at the early age of 15 years. The interment took place at St. Catherine's Churchyard, Arthog, on Saturday, May 1st, Rv. 0. Evans officiated. A large number of relatives and friends attended the fun- eral. Wreaths and floral tributes were sent by the followiog:-Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers Polly and Percy All at Ellesmere Agnes; Mr and Mrs Hughes, London; Lt. Col. G. F. Scott and Mrs Wynne Jones St. Catharine's Church Choir and Sunday School Mr and Mrs Collinson; Tom Vaughton; Johnny and Betty George Barmouth Junction Station Staff; Mr, Mrs and A. Foster Mr and Mrs F. Kingston Miss E. Reed; Mr, Mrs and Gladys Jones; Mrs Lewis; Miss F. Stephens, Mr and Mrs Welch ;"Mr and Mrs Griff Jones., The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr W. Lloyd, Llwyngwril.
From the Papers. I For keeping four homing pigeons without the head constables permission, Henry Beeson was at Liverpool on Tuesday fined C5. An earthquake of unusual intensity was recorded at Sydney on Saturday. It is believed to have occured 5,700 miles away. The Oswesty Education Committee on Tuesday decided to arrange for temper- ance lectures to be given to children in elementary schools.
WANTED by May 15th a strong W willing Kitchen Maid. Apply- Glanmawddach, Dolgelley. W ANTED-A handy man or lad. W Apply-Mr Chalk, The Gatdens, Glanmawddach, Dolgelley. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. Mr 0. F. Roberts, 4, Epwortb Ter- race, desires to express his grateful acknowledgement of the many kind messages and tokens of sympathy received during bis recent sad bereave- (■ ment,
CHURCH AND CHAPEL ORDER OF SERVICES. ENGLISH. S. John's Church, 11 and 6.30. Llanaber Church, 11.15. Clergy, Rev. R. Lloyd Roberts, M.A. R.D. (rector of the Parish), Rev. R. Ward, B.A., and Rev. T. Lloyd Jones, B.A. Catholic Church, 10.3C and 6.30. Rev. Father Wilcock. Christ Church (English Presbyterian), 11 and 6.30. Rev. R. Ernest Jones, Ruthin. English Congregational Church, 11 and 630. Rev. W. Glandwr-Morgan (pastor). WELSH. Llanaber Church, 10 and 6. S. David's Church, 10 and 6. Caersalem Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. J. Christmas Lloyd. Park Road Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. H. H. Hughes. M.A., Bangor. Wesleyan Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. W. Langford Brooks, Dolgelley Siloam Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. P. H. Lewis (pastor). Baptist Chapel, 10 and 6. Rev. Edwin Jones (pastor.
Forthcoming Events Free insertions under this column to all those who bring in their Prin.in on all Forth-coming Events. MAY. C)th.-Public Auction at Tynyllwyn, near Barmouth, by Mr Walter Ll. Jones. 10th.-Singing and Competitive Meet- ing at the Wesleyan Chapel. 12th—Cantata Blwyddyn y :Plant" (TbeCbildren's Year) at the Assem- bly Rooms AUGUST. Iltb.-=Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Show at Llwyngwril. TENDERS. THE BARMOUTH URBAN DIS- JL TRICT COUNCIL invite Tenders for supplying, laying, rolling tarmacadam along about 1 mile of Roadway. The expenditure to be incurred will be repaid to the contractors by three equal annual instalments. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tenders endorsed "Tarmacadam to reach the undersigned (from whom further particulars may be obtained) not later than the 17th May, 1915. T. R. PARRY, Council Surveyor, Barmouth. PANORAMA REFRESHMENT SHED. THE BARMOUTH URBAN DIS- TRICT COUNCIL invite offers for the tenancy of the above shed from May 12th next. The tenant will pay the rates chargeable on the shed. Offers to be sent to the undersigned without delay, and endorsed "Refreshment Shed." Dated this 21st day of April, 1915. WM. GEORGE, Clerk to the Council JF Sunshine is Life' If I |(, and a Gay in the country is worth more B all the day in the country is worth more than I ,II ,he modi" '°0'" '"TGH II THE ALL- STEEL BICYCLE ￼ costs )itt)e to buy, is easy to ride, is always g r i d, is a l ways | 1 ready, and is guaranteed for ever. Fitted S with Dunlop tyres and Sturmey-Archer | 3-speed sear. Prices from t £ 5/19/6 or 9/4 per month. Sj I Send a p.c. for the Book of the Raleigh. 9 § > 1 1 B f ? ￼ I 1 = SI .8 Wh¥/, I í I:S: t"o j? A 11 C1 o =s c1" uF yJi I >< 13- J2j cr yj J 1 w § 1 J'?ntsforCycIlatt. ?-??. if Ki$S ￼ ￼ IIY. .'q:c¡¡t;;&llookstalls Ra!eigh%W!f'l, C Yc,?e ..1" Co., Ltd. ■ j >j Nottingham. '1/ In accordance with a resolution passed by the Cylce Manufacturers Association due to the increased cost of labour and ¡ material all prices are advanced 10 per ceD,
Bowling Club.—A meetinng of the above club will be held in the Masonic Rooms to-night (Thursday) at 8.30. It is important that allfmembers should be present. Well-known Barmouth Visitors' With the Colours.—In the Barmouth Church Magazine for this month appears the following paragraph, which will be of interest to some of our readers From time to time we hear of men joining the Colours,who either have been regular summer visitors or have had some other connection with tha town. Unfortunately such information is very vague; we are told merely that they have joined something' and there it ends. We shall be very glad to receive for publication any authentic news of them, knowing that it will be of keen interest. In two cases we have such information. Mr C. W. Dyson Perrins, the Patron of the living, has two sons, both of whom are fighting. Mr Allan Dyson Perrins had been in the 3rd Sea. forth Highlanders (the Special Reserve,) for some four years and was Senior Lieutenant. When war broke out the Regiment was mobilised at Cromarty, and be was sent out in sole charge of the first draft of 100 men for the 2nd Battalion at the end of August. He arrived in time for the battle of the Marne, and saw fighting right through until February when he came home on leave, For his gallantry he was men- tioned in despatches by Sir John French. (Published February 18th). Later he received a Commission in the new Welsh Guards, and he is now with them in London as 2nd Lieutenant. His younger brother, Mr Charles Dyson Perrins, joined the Worcestershire Artillery Territorials when war broke out, and after training with them until the middle of March, he went out with the Battery, and is now-" somewhere in France."—Mrs Mackenzie, the best- known of all our visitors, has one son-in- law and two sons all three are fighting. 1st Lieut. R. S. Mackenzie, 2nd Batt Royal Warwickshire Regiment; now stationed at Braintree, Essex. Capt. C. Crosland, 2nd Batt. Royal Worcestshire Regiment, 2nd Lieut. A. Colin Mack- enzie, 2nd Batt, Royal Warwickshire Regiment; the two latter now stationed at Kelvedon, Essex. As this informa- tion was given us some time back, it is quite possible that by this they may be H somewhere in France." No comment will be made on these two cases, for no comment can be as eloquent as the facts themsel ves-fi ve pdssible men—five fighting.