«SAGGFTU.AIIWGBAJ»AWBN« UM WWWWUI IWAIIIIAIBAIWM—!■»——BBB»W—I THE PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPANY: No SUCCESS,however prodigious, that is announced in a report of the Prudential Assurance Com- pany is likely to surprise anyone who has studied its achievements in the past. When many of our life offices find the conditions un- favourable to progress and are unable to show re&uits which compare well with those of former years, that—experience has told us-is the very time when the premier industrial-ordinary com- pany is most likely to beat all previous records. As regards 1915, the general impression would probably be that a com- bination of circumstances- depleted staffs, the enrolment of recruits, reducing the number of those eligible for life assurance, and the need of devoting money to other purposes-would operate seriously to the disadvantage of, those whose task is to bring in the business. It has to be borne in mind, however, that the war has brought prosperity to some industries and increased wages to workers, with whom, as a class, life insurance is very popular. It might be taken for granted that the leading offices would derive considerable benefit from that state of affairs, which would be an offset to the difficulties to which we have referred. But, without enquiring further into that probability, we can only describe the resuis to which we have the pleasure of drawing attention as wonderful, even for the Pru- dential. Taking the announcements in the order in which they appear in the report, it will be seen that in the ordinary branch in the year under review the directors issued 68,785 policies for a total assur- ance of t6,619,218, producing a new annual premium income of £ 457,217, and the total premium income was £ 5,157,516. These figures, so far from showing any falling off, indicate a great advance on the results of the preuious year, the increases effected being as follows --In number of policies, 8,034 in new sums assured, £ 300,375; in new premiums, £ 32,S64; and in pre- mium revenue for the year, £t2!, 891. In the industrial branch, the premiums received amounted to £ 8,506,063, surpass- ing the corresponding total for 19,14: by £ B29,86L These figures might well be permitted to tell their own tale,without comment; but to say nothing of the able and unsparing efforts which made them possible would be to with- hold praise where it is abundantly due. Everyone knows, of course, that the Prudential has an unique attractiveness and possesses a mighty organisation, the rami- fications of which extend to every nook and corner of the country, making the growth and development of its business to a certain extent automatic. But there were fewer representatives in the field last year than usual, and competition was never more keen than the twelve months covered by the report. It is, we may be sure, no mere formality of recognition but a feeling of sincere appreciation which prompts the directors to say they caunot speak too highly to the splendid way in which the greatly diminished staff responded to tne call upon their services, or of their unselfish efforts to main- tain the complex organisation in its tull efficiency.
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.=. in fTCemorlam. IN LOVING MEMORY of my dear aunt, ANN EVANS, Glanymor, Barmoutb, who departed this life March 19th, 1905, aged 75. A lively hope by the resurrection of Christ." RHYS JONES, G!f»nymor, March, 1916. IN LOVING MEMORY of my dear aunt, ANN EVANS, who departed March 19tb, 1905. And with the morn those Angel faces smile, Which I have loved long since,and lost awhile.' Minfor. A. J.
I BARMOUTH. I I Promotion.—We are pleased to learn that Corporal-Ellis Tank who is serving with the 1/7tb R. W.F. in Egypt, has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. County Appeal Committee. The above Appeal Committee have decided to meet at Barmoutb, Blaenau Festiniog, Bala and Dolgelley alternatively. The first meeting was held at Festiniog on Wednesday last. Foot.ball.Bugler John Eirie Griffith, Vulcan Villa, who is with the 124tb Division (Canadians), now in England, was selected to play in the football team of his battalion in a match played last week at Bournemouth. Wesleyan Chapel Sunday School.— The following have been elected as officers of the above Sunday School for the ensuing year :—Superintendent, Mr Ellis G. Owen; secretary, Mr Bonner Griffith, Vulcan Villa; treasurer, Mr G. E. Owen, Y Worn, Our Wounded Boys. Pte. Thomas Hugh Jones, Eldon House, who was wounded at the Dardanelles on August 10th last, and who for the last five months has been in hospital at Birming- ham, arrived home on Monday night for a few days leave. Barmouth Boys in Egypt.-—In an Eisteddfod held on Sb. David's Day at Cairo, Egypt, in the ohoral competition the prize was awarded to the choir of the Ij7tb R.W.F., which was composed mostly of Barmouth Boys, under the leadership of Corporal John Parry Jones, Glanyllyn. The choir have been in- vited to sing at Cairo. Death of a Barmouth Soldier—News was received yesterday (Wednesday) of the death of Pte. David Davies, late of Glandwr Lodge, which took place at Pembroke Dock. He recenty paid a visit to his aged mother, Mrs Davies, who is now residing with Mr and Mrs John Jones, Davos, Aelfor Terrace. Prize Distribution.—The date of the annual prize distribution in connection with the Barmouth County School has been changed from Thursday, March 24tb to Tuesday, March 28bb. Principal Sir Harry Reichel, L.L.D., will give an address, and the prizes will be distribu- ted by Miss Griffith, Arianfryn. The sbair will be taken by Rev. R. Lloyd Roberts, M.A., R.D., Chairman of the Governors. All interested are cordially invited to attend. Bowling Club—A meeting of the Bowling Club Committee was held on Monday night at the Masonic Hall, Councillor R. W. Jones presiding. I There were also present: Messrs Rbys > Jones, David E. James, John Hughes, Star Stores H. R. Davies, D. O. Hughes, Gwilym Davies, D. T. Roberts, Henry Freeman, Rees Jones, Robert Griffith and Morris G. Roberts, with Mr Fred Howe (honorary secretary).—The Treas- urer (Mr Henry Freeman) presented the financial statement of the bowling green now in course of construction, and same was considered satisfactory.—It was decided that the construction of the embankment round the pitch should be proceeded with, and the matter was left in the bands of the Works Com- mittee to have an estimate of the cost. The Secretary reported that arrange- ments had been made with the Tennis Club to have use of part of the Tennis Courts until the end of July on the pay- ment of £1.-It was decided that the playing season should open at Easter. The Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary were appointed to draw out an appeal for funds.—It was resolved to adjourn the meeting until Monday Digbt at 8-15. Red Cross.—There has been a splen- did attendance the last two weeks and a record number of clothes brought in. The total for the two weeks is as follows:—7 bed jackets, 14 shirts, 34 pairs of socks, 13 pairs of mittens, 4 floorcloths, 10 caps, 18 pairs of bed socks, 23 hot water bottle covers and 1 pair of gloves. The following ladies and gentlemen have sent in walking sticks, which are in great demand by the Red Cross:—Mr and Mrs Chalk, Glan. mawddach; Mrs Williams, Belgrave; Miss Barton, Graigfach Cottage; Miss Lewis, Brynteg Mrs Bettley, Sea View Miss Richards, Greenhill; and Mrs Wm. Owen, Craigmynach. Other gifts is as follows:—Miss HauburyWilliams, Bryn- glas, knitted pap; Mrs Armer, Craigy. mor, pair of socks; Mrs Williams, Belgrave, old linen, sticks and games; Miss A. E. Rees, Brynglaa, pyjama ties Miss M. Mendbam, Mount Aigus, hot water bottle cover. We sent up our third consignment to headquarters last week, it consisted of the following use- ful articles :—85 pairs of knitted socks, 27 caps, 29 pairs of mittens, 51 scarves, 1 pair pyjamas, 7 pyjama ties, 10 bed jackets, 18 day shirts, 21 pairs of bed socks, 384 bandages, 38 walking sticks, games, old linen, and 23 hot water cove rs.- GwE, lIDOLYNc E DENTON, Hon. Secretary. Death of a Belgian War Refugee.— The death took place at 1, Fronfolen Terrace, of Mr Louis Gautier, aged 79 years, on Thursday morning last, and his mortal remains were laid to rest with much respect at Llanaber Church- yard on Saturday. Mass was held at the Catholic Church where the body was taken previous to the burial. The Rev. Father Wilcock conducted the ser- vices both at the Church and Llanaber Churchyard. There was a large number present, especially the Belgian Refugees staying in i be town. Mr Rbys Jones, Glanymor (chairman), and Mr G. E. Owen (secretary) represented the local committee. The following tribute was read both in Flemish and French by two Belgian Refugees at the graveside:— Ladies and Gentlemen,—Before the grave our regretted compatriot is closed for ever, allow me to be your interpreter by addressing a last fare- well to him who dies far from bis fatherland, far from his home, and from a great number of bis ehildren. The grand consolation that yours will have, dear Gautier, will be to be aware that you are buried in a friend- ly, generous and hospital territory. It is also consoling to express the feeling of joiofc liability which ani- mates the Belgians present who have come to assist in the ceremony, by doing so you have proved it eloquently. Rest in peace, my brave Gautier, and accept from the Belgians in Barmoutb the last and supreme farewell. Two beautiful wreaths were sent by the Belgian Refugees at Barmouth, j Deceased leaves a widow and six children. The. duties of undertaker were carried out by Mr Richard j Roberts, Ivy House. I ¡ Unveiling a Memorial Window.—On I Thursday afternoon a large number of people assembled in Llanbeblig Church, Carnarvon, to witness the unveiling of a window in memory of the late Lieutenant Morys Wynne Jones, R.E only son of the Rev. J. W. Wynne Jones and of the Hon. Mrs. Wynne Jones. In the course of an eloquent address, the Rev. R. Lloyd Roberts, M A, RD., Barmouth, said it would be difficult to get a better subject for a memorial window to a soldier. One panel represented St. George and the other St. Louis of France in the 18th century-a king and a saint. Other heroes had a place in the memorial which was as it ought to be. His country's call reached the late Lieut. Wynne Jones far away-thousands of miles away. From his home the call carried. Distance very rarely prevented a man ft om bearing the call of his country, and be came home immediately. On the outbreak of hostilities, people said they were surprised to see some young men rushing to the colours. Had those people read the characters of those men aright they would have found out that these were men actuated by a clear sense of duty. It was a climax in their history, and they were then face to face with a supreme test. That was the right way to regard those men. One who had a right to speak of the late Lieut. Wynne Jones had mentioned to him his humility and unselfishness. These things became more clearly marked as time went on. During the ast two years the deceased soldier's character had greatly developed. His face had greatly changed. There was iron and determination in bis face. He bad also the proper sort of ambition —an ambition to do well what be bad in hand at the time. Gobeithlu Siloara. Nos Fawrth diweddaf yr oedd cyfarfod terfynol y Gobeithlu ucbod. Yn y prydnawn mwynbaodd aelodau'r Gobeithlu a'r Ysgol Sul wledd ardderehog o do a ddar- parwyd gan cbwiorydd ffyddion, fel yr oedd pawl) yn barod i fwynbau gwledd o nodwedd araB yn yr hwyr. Y Ilywyddes oedd Mrs Armer Williams,a'r arweinydd Mr J. R. Tbomns. Aed drwy'r rhaglen g.inlynol:—A m> re hi ad bynod o bwrpasol gan y Lly wyddes ;unawd ar y berddoneg, Maggie MH,y Jones; adroddiad, Ann Jones can, Ellen Gwyneth Owen ad roddiad, Evan Lloiyd Williams unawd ar y berddoneg, Phyllis Roberts; ad- roddiad, Edward. Llewelyn Rees; can, Cissy Morris; adroddiad, Emrys Edwards can, Betty Pugh adroddiad, lorwerth Edwards; adroddiad, John Evans Morris ton gan y cor merched, dan arweiniad Hilda Thomas; unawd ar: v berddoneg, Gwennie Marsh; adroddiad, Jenny Griffith; can, Katie Roberts; dadl, Catherine Pugh a Hilda Thomas; can, Dorothy Mary Evans; adroddiad, Dorothy Jones; aocrchiada u gan y beirdd can, Ann Ellen Rees; adroddiad, Rowena Jones can, Hilda Thomas adroddiad, Percy Watkins can, Gwennie Marsh adroddiad, Randle Rees araeth gan Meirion Rowlands; can, David Ieuan Gi iffith a,droddiad, Alogan Griffith; unawd ar y berdoneg, Hilda Thomas dadl, Ann Ellen Rees, Randia Rees, a Maggie Edwards; adroddiad, Betty Pugh; can, Meirion Rowlands; can, Randle Rees adroddiad, Catherine Pugb can, Biodwen Hughes: adroddiad, David Jones Roberts; ton gan y cor bechgyn, dan arweiniad David leuan Griffith, Heblaw'r thai a enwyd uchod, cynorthwyid gyda'r action songs gan Evelyn Roberts. Wedi talu diolch cynnes i'r llywyddes a'r arweinydd, etc., daeth y cyfarfod i ben drwy ganu'r anthemau cenedlaethol Cafwyd cyfar- fod bynod o ddifyr a chwaethus, y plant i gyd yn gwneud eu gwaith yn llwyd- ianus. Mae clod yn ddyledus i'r pedair chwaer ffyddion fu'n Uafurio ar hyd y gaeaf yn y Gobeithlu, sef, Misses Nellie Roberts, Frances Garnett, Lizzie E. Rowlands, a Mary Lewis. Galwodd yr arweinydd befyd sylw at filwr clwyfedig osdd yn bresenol, sef, Mr Thomas Hugh Jones, Abermaw Terrace, a balch iawn oedd pawb o'i weled yn edrycb mor dda wedi hir aros mewn ysbytty. Sailor's Institute.—A most interesting and instructive lecture was delivered at the Belle Vue Hall on Thursday night,by Mr John Lloyd, MA, County School on Yr Hen Iaetb Gymraeg." He traced the development of the Welsh language from the earliest times to the present day, showing what services patriotic Welshmen of macduvisl times had rendered to the Nation. The lecture was illustrated by very rare and valu- able lantern slides, procured from the Welsh National Library. Throughout the lecture, Mr Lloyd showed that be was a Welsh scholar of the first rank. The chair was taken by Capt. J. J. Griffith, and in introducing the lecturer, said he was particularly partial to the company of seafaring men, and he attributed this to the fact that be gave ? more inspiration from their originality I than from his more orthodox bookworm associates. He greatly appreciated bis 'I kindness in delivering a lecture free of charge for the benefit of a little institu- tion that bad almost become a derelict, an institution that provided for the social needs of the seafaring and boating community of Barmouth, an ^institution which bad proved itself in the past a moral being to the town, perhaps not so I academic and select as others, not strangled by stringent rules and regula- tions, purely democratic in its constitu- tion. There the musty old Tory and the wild-cat Socialist were all at liberty to ventilate their opinions on different matters to their hearts' con- tent, without incurring the displeasure of the Censor, but the most important factor of this institution is that it is the acknowledged Maritime Enquiry Bureau, where all the latest shipping movements are recorded, although Bar- mouth has risen from a seaport to sr flourishing watering place and health resort, be ventured to say that there was hardly a family in Barmouth to-day who are not more or less interested in the sea, and he maintained that the Institute, aparfj from its social aspect, was worthy of this practical support, A vote of thanks to the lecturer was proposed by Capt. Evan Richards, who in a most appropriate words eulogized the ability of the lecturer and the import- ance of making use of the Welsh in our every day use, instead of the" Dick Shon Dafydd" atyle.-Capt. Hugh Morris seconded, and as a man of wide experience and conversant in many languages, depreciated the neglect of the Welsh in the literary sense -Tlip Rev. Z. Mather spoke in high praise of Mr John Lloyd's scholastic abilities.—Mr Rhys Jones proposed, and Mr Gwilym Davies seconded a vote of thanks to the Chairman, and Mr D. T. Roberts, and conveyed the Committee's heartfelt thanks to Mr Francis Morris for the use of the Hall free of charge.-The singing of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" brought a most enjoyable evening to a close.-Great praise is due to Mr Rees Jones, Moss Bank, for organizing the lecture and for his indefatiguable interest on behalf of the Sailor's Institute Twm-o'r-N ant.
CORRESPONDENCE. ™ We do not hold ourselves responsible for thp opinions of our correspondents. To the Editor. Somewhere in France." Sir, Just a line ortwo bopiiagthat you will insert same in your valuable paper to thank my Church fdends at Barmouth for the valuable gift which I received safely a few days ago. Words cannot express my thanks for same. Hoping that I shall return some day to Bar- month. Glad to say that I am in the best of health, after a spoil-of very bad weather. Yours sincerely, 021976 W. LLOYD, t A.S.C. (LT.), No. 2 F. Arab., 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, B.E.F.
COUNTY COURT. At Dolgelley County Court on Satur- day, His Honour Judge William Evans bad before him an action brought by J. and W. Morton, Bootsellers, and Agnes Cave against Evan Richard Lloyd, Tynycoed Buildings, Barmouth, Fishmongers. The plaintiffs, for whom Messrs Lloyd George & George appeared, claimed an injunction to retain the defendent from obstructing the passage at the back of their premises with fish- boxes, etc. His Honour was informed that be would not be troubled with the trial of the action as the defendant, for whom Mr Guthrie Jones acted, bad agreed to an Order being taken by the plaintiffs in the terms of their particulars of claim, and further bad paid £ 10 towards the plaintiffs' costs.. The Judge thereupon made an Order for judgement in accordance with the terms marked on the briefs. wiBiimiiin nmrniTiflinTirioiwii iiiiisiiiiiii»iiiwMii>IIMIIIIIBIIIABIIIBIIMIIIIIIIIM MI—IM—i—■
TO PLUMBERS, BUILDERS, &c. FOR SALE by Private Treaty two JL' rolls of Lead Piping (new). May be inspected at Mr Walter Lloyd Jones' Sale Rooms, King Edward Street, Bar- mouth, to whom sealed offers in writing may be sent, on or before Saturday, April 1st, 1916.