UP AND DOWN THE COAST. "V"r-r_-r.r/' BIRTH. On Thursday last, Mrs. Barmouth, Merionethshire, of some sort of a newspaper. A CASE OF DRUNKENNESS. The following is an imaginary report of a drunken case tried, let us suppose, not far from my bit of a place on the Coast:— Drunk Again.— John Pydredd was charged for the fifth time with being drunk in the streets. The officer who proved the case said that Pydredd's wife lived in a state bordering on destitution, owing to his dissolute habits. His children were left without proper food and clothing, and one of them, the youngest, was lying dead in the house. His Worship, addressing Pydredd, said-" The decision of the Bench is that they are very sorry to see you in your present position. As it is just two days more than a year since you were here before, the magistrates feel inclined to take a lenient view of your case, and you will be fined Is., and costs, and you may think yourself very lucky." The defendant went and sat down with a smile on his face. In about half an hour his wife, having sold something out of the house, came and paid the fine, and her husband went to a drinking shop kept by a magistrate, and took a drain to celebrate his lucky escape A RUMOUR. It is rumoured that a visitor was seen in the neighbour- hood of Aberystwyth last Wednesday, July 11th. [I have been informed that this visitor, having decided to leave the town, was waited upon by an influential deputation of lodging-house keepers, and induced to stay, on condi- tion that he had free quarters, and was not asked to sub. scribe to any funds got up for any purpose whatever.] GOOD NEWS. Towns are to be lighted in future by means of electricity and carbon. This new light is to be cheaper than aver- age-priced gas, which, of course, is sold at less than 5s. per 1,000 feet. The only hope for gas companies is in reduced charges. TREGARON MARKET HALL. This remarkable building," writes John Jones, "is queerer than anything. It isn't finished anywhere. Like a lawsuit, something is always being done to it, and the more is done the more wants doing. A very hand-tome building could have been built for what Tregaron Market Hall has cost." THE MODERN PHARISEE. The modern Pharisee is correct in his deportment and aound in his religious beliefs. He likes a sermon full of creed, and is never slow to entertain the minister or clergy- man who preaches it. His servants are brought into the sitting room every night to family worship. He gives largely at collections, and is known far and wide as a good friend to the cause. He shows no quarter to moral delin- quents. To look at him you might think he led the choir when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy." Ignorance he considers to be the inheritance of the poor, and he looks upon any attempt to lessen it as an iuterference with the will of Providence. Affliction, bereavement, and sorrow seem cruel things when they fall to the lot of the rich, but when they visit the poor are not deemed worthy of notice. It is one of his beliefs that poverty and pain make the poor happy. The gloomier and more miserable a poor cottage is the more satisfied with his lot he thinks poor man should be. QUERY? Suppose you said of a man at Aberystwyth, "he died like a dog,' what would you mean? That he was poisoned, of course. A CONVERSATION. 1st Visitor What shall we do (yawning)? It s awful to (rubs his eyes) be here day after (stretches his arms) day and nothing to do but (yawns again and puts his hands in his pockets) look at the-oh dear me, how sleepy I am-at the what do you call there. (Yawns three or four times and throws himself on a sofa). 2nd Visitor (lying on the hearthrug without coat or waistcoat): I've made up my mind that its no use trying to walk on those grinding pebbles out there. The crunching sound they make is enough to set a mouthful of artificial teeth on edge. I 1st Visitor And (in the middle of a yawn) your ieet, ° 2nd ^Visitor (standing with his back to the fireplace): I do not care so much for my feet as for my wife s. 1st Visitor (with eyes shut and a general appearance of doneupness) You mean they re-act on her tongue. Just so. Mine do. My wife's feet are a great trouble to me. 2nd Visitor (gesticulating wildly): Every stone is as round as a marble and there are millions of them. I have those pebbles at every meal. 1st Visitor (showing signs of interest): Rather hard 1 should think. 2nd Visitor I see the joke, but joking apart it w hard. 1st Visitor On your wife ? 2nd Visitor No, on me. 1st Visitor You don't eat, them. 2nd Visitor Don't be a fool, if you can help it. 1st Visitor I can't do anything I am so sleepy (Yawn for about five minutes, during which 2nd Visitor lies down on the hearth rug again.) 1st Visitor (after a spell of silence broken only by grunts and sighs) My trouble isn't pebbles. 2nd V isitor I wish mine wasn't. 1st Visitor You needn't. Other things can be as bad as pebbles. 2nd Visitor When they crunch ? 1st Visitor Yes. 2nd Visitor The Devil I'm sorry for you. 1st Visitor I brought the girls. 2nd Visitor: Yes. 1st Visitor See those fellows bathing. 2nd Visitor Ah, I see. 1st Visitor Wife says it isn't decent, and wishes we had never come here. 2nd Visitor Does she keep at it. 1st Visitor Always. She starts afresh every morning. 2nd Visitor Lively. 1st Visitor Rather. 2nd Visitor We are great sufferers. 1st Visitor I believe yom. There are worse things than pebbles. 2nd Visitor Smith and his wife are going away. 1st Visitor (wide awake): How is that ? Thought they were going to stay a month. 2nd Visitor: His landlady has let the rest of the house to a woman and her thirteen children. He thinks there are either thirteen or fifteen. 1st Visitor Whew 2nd Visitor They start at five o'clock every morning, and keep going until midnight. 1st Visitor: Poor Smith. 2nd Visitor There are so many of them that every night one or other of them is ill. 1st Visitor: Frightful. 2nd Visitor The only difference between night and day is that in the day time there is more shouting and in the night time more running up and down stairs. 1st Visitor (walking about the room in an agitated state of mind) Worse than pebbles or bathers. Much worse. 2nd Visitor: His wife blames him, and says he smiles at the eldest daughter. 1st Visitor Of course. That is what he might expect. Let us go and condole with him. They went. The Coast. PERRY WINKLE.
SHIPPING. Week ending July 12, 1877. .04' ABERDOVEY. Arrived.—Jane Owen, James, Kingstown. Sailed. Lome, Hughes, Kingstown; Mary Jane, Daniel, Bristol; Cornelia (Marquess of Londonderry's yacht), Loch Ryan. ABERYSTWYTH. Arrived.—H. E. Taylor (ss), Richards, Liverpool; Jane Morgan, Morgan, Limerick; Wellington, Griffiths, Darien Christiana, Thomas, Cardigan. Sailed.-H. E. Taylor (ss), Ricrl", Bristol.
PENRHYNDEUDRAETH. FESTINIOG UNION, JULY 10TH.-Present. Messrs. John Jones, J.P. (chairman); W. E. Morris, John Parry, and Griffith Griffiths, Ynyscynhaiarn; David Williams, John Vaughan, and John Roberts, Festiniog; William Jones, Llandecwyn; Robert Jones and Edmund E. Roberts, Lianfihangel-y-traethau; Richard Jones, Trawsfynydd; John Owen, Llanfair; Morgan Jones, Llanfrothen Henry Owen, Beddgelert Hugh Owen, Llandanwg the Rev. D. Owen, Llanbedr; and Mr. G. S. Jones (clerk). Financial-Paid in the Tremadoc district daring the past fortnight, £ 90 12s. 8d.; for the corresponding period last year, £ 89 lis. 10d.; in the Festiniog district, £ 108 17s. 5d. against 2112 Os. 10d.; in the Llanfrothen district, 220 13s. against £18 18s. 2d.; in the Llanfihangel district, £68 Os. lid against j668 9s. 3d.; total, 2288 49. 2d. against 2289 Os. id. Amount of cheques for the current fort- night, 2288. Number of paupers relieved, 1,173, as against 1,201 for the corresponding period last year. Master's Report.-In the House this day fortnight, 44; since admitted, 2; since discharged, 3 now in the house, 43; for the corresponding period last year, 44 tramps relieved during the fortnight, 16; children in school, 5.
TOWYN. A GENEROUS GIFT.—The Independent Church of this town have been presented by Mr. Richard Lewis, Ruthin, late of Brynhyfryd, Towyn, with a beautiful communion service. The presentation was made by Mr. Edwin Jones, the Academy, on behalf of Mr. Lewis, at the Independent Chapel, on Tuesday evening, July the 10th. There were a great many of the members present; a cordial vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Lewis for his liberality and kind remembrance of Towyn. Mr. Lewis, we. understand, takes great interest in Towyn, and never loses an opportunity of testifying his regard for it. DIVISION OF THE LOCAL BOARD DISTRICT INTO WARDS. The Local Goverment Board have decided that the district of the Towyn Local Board of Health shall be divided into wards for the purpose of election of members of said Board in the following manner :— First Ward, called Towyn Ward—To comprise the townships of Faenol (including the town of Towyn), Gwyddelfynydd and Cynfalfach. These townships have a population of about 1800, an aggregate ratable value of about £ 6,200; and as it embraces more than half of the dwelling houses in the parish, it is pro- posed to allot to this ward six members. Second Ward, called Aberdovey Ward—To comprisethe town- ships of Cefnrhosissa (including Aberdovey) with a population of about 1,000, and a ratable value of about £ 2,350. To have three members. Third Ward, called the Rural District Ward—To comprise the remainder of the parish, viz., the townships of Maestrefnant, Llanerchgoediog, Trefryon, Dauddyfryn, Cefnrhosucha, and Cynfalfawr. The population is about 600, and the ratable value about £ 5,000. To have three members. Another scheme for the division was submitted, but the one approved met with the support of the majority of those interested in the matter, who are much gratified by the division of the Local Government Board.
BORTH. SCHOOL TRF.AT.-This delightful seashore was visited on Friday, July 6, by the Uwch-y-garrig (Machynlleth) Parochial School, which met at the railway station at 8.30, numbering, including parents and friends, 113. After en- joying the pleasures of the beach for some time, they repaired to the clubroom, where they were entertaiued with an abundance of tea and cake, to which ample jus- tice was done. Other games on the seashore followed, and then the party returned to Machynlleth by the evening train, highly pleased with the day's excursion. The tea and cake, which were very good, were provided, at a mode- rate charge, by Mr. Roberts, confectioner, Cambrian- terrace.
THE CAMBRIAN NEWS, Jftmcntthshixe Staiibarb & Abrrp!attapth ^xtn-es Is the LEADING JOURNAL for an EXTENSIVE DISTRICT in NORTH and SOUTH WALES, INCLUDING Merionethshire, Cardiganshire, South Carnar- vonshire, and parts of other Counties. The CAMBRIAN NEWS is sold by AGENTS in the following iilaces.- CARDIGANSHIRE. ABERYSTWYTH (a Parliament Mr. J. Gibson, 3., Queen's-road, I tary and Municipal Borough, (Publishing Office of the a seaport, and one of the fa-. Cambrian News.) vourite watering places of the Messrs. Smith ana Son, Rail- Kincdom. In the neighbour- way Bookstall. hood are a number of irnpor- ,Mr. K. Edwards, Great Dark- tant mines. The University gate-street. College of Wales is situated here. Aberystwyth is the ter- minus of the Cambrian Rail- j way, and the Manchester and Millord Railway. ABERAERON (Watering place, Mr. W. Griffiths, chymist, seaport and quarter sessions >- stamp distributor and sta- town. ) tioner. BORTH Mr. Evans, Rhycl, nrpost-office BOW STREET Mr. J. Evans. CAPEL 13ANGOR Mr. Blackwell, Post-Office. CARDIGAN (Assize Town, Par-) liamentary and Municipal j-Mrs. Williams, bookseller. Borough and seaport.) ) CWMYSTWYTH Mr. C. Burrill, Post-Office GOGINAN (Situate near several lead mines) Mr. P. Nicholls, Druid Inn LAMPETER (Parliamentary) M TW K Hall iSt) St" DaVidS C°Ueg*}M- i^eS Srap^r LLANDDEWI BREFI Mr. Thomas Jones, grocer. LLANYBYTHER Mr. Evan Evans, newsagent LLANGEITHO Mr. W. Williams, shopkeeper LLANGWIRYFRON. Mr. R. V. J. Mergan, Bridge- end House. LLANILAR Mr. Jenkin Morris, draper LLANON Mr. Daniel Jones, grocer LLANRHYSTYD ROAD Stationmaster. PONTERWYD (Waterfalls and) Mr. William Claridge, Goger- lead mines in neighbourhood) f ddan Arms. PONTRHYDFENDIGAID Mr. J. Thomas, draper PONTRHYDYGROES Mr. T. H. Davies, Post-Office SWYDDFYNNON Mr. Evan Jones, shopkeeper TALIESIN (Lead mines) Mr. Thomas Jones, Post-Office TALYBONT (Lead mines) Mr. John Pritchard TREGARON (A market town where large fairs are held) Mr. E. C. Evans CARNARVONSHIRE. BEDDGELERT Mr. R. O. Glaslyn BANGOR Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son, Railway Bookstall BETTWS-Y-COED Miss Jones, Post-Office CARNARVON Mr. J. Williams, 30, High-st CRICCIETH Mr. Bowen, chemist DOLYDDELEN Mr. Ellis Pierce PORTMADOC (Terminus of) Mr. D. Lloyd (Publishing-Office the b'estiniog Railway. An f of the Cambrian Neva) important shipping port; a (Mr O. P. Williams, 5 Bank-place growing town) ) Mr R. Humphreys, stationer PWLLHUJ Mr. J. T. Evans, bookseller. Church-street TALYSARN Mr. David Thomas, bookseher r MERIONETHSHIRE, ABERDOVEY (Seaport and Watering place) Mr. R. Rees, chemist ABERG ANOLWYN (great slate quarries in the neighbourhood) Mr. E. Jones, Post-Office- BALA (theCalvinLstic and Inde- A,_ T T pendent Colleges are situated I 0 £ :^oneA'os here, and it is much visited by [ (^blishing Office of the tourists) ) C«wfrn«7» News) BARMOUTH (one of the favour- ite watering places of Wales).. Mr. John Evans, grocer „ „ Messrs. W. H. Smith and SoD: CORRIS Mr. Robert W. Evans, grocer 11 Mr. D. Ifor Jones CORWEN (a market town) Mr. T, Edmunds, printer DINAS MAWDDWY (Terminus of the Mawddwy RaUway) Messrs Evans and Sons DOLGELLEY (Assize and Quar- Mr. Owen Rees, printer ter Sessions held here. One of (Mr. R. O. Rees, chemist the head quarters of Tourists. [Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son Manufacture—Welsh Tweeds)) DYFFRYN Mr. J. Roberts, Shop Isaf FESTINIOG (the great slate dis- Mr. Ellis Roberts, bookseller, trict of Wales. Terminus of ( Four Crosses the Festiniog Railway. A Mr. H. O. Roberts, ditto very populous place) Mr. Evan Lloyd, Sarn. HARLECH Mr. J. George LLANBEMt Messrs. J. Evans and Sons LLANEGRYN Mr. Pughe, chemist LLANELLTYD Mr. T. Griffiths LLWYNGWRIL. Mr. Griffith Evans, shoemaker MAENTWROG Miss M. Richards PENNAL Mr. R. Humphreys PENRHYNDEUDRAETH (A populous place). Mr. A. A. Mitcherd TALSARNAU Mr. G. Williams, postmaster TOWYN ( favourite watering^Mr. J. Jones, Post-Office- place) j Mr. Evan Newell MACHYNLLETH (market town "j Mrs. Pugh, newsagent In the neighbourhood are V Messrs. Smith and Son^ RaJt several mines) ) way Bookstall LL ANDRINDOD Messrs Smith & Son, booftstali LLANBRYNMAIR Mr. Maurice Jones, Winllan NEWTOWN Messrs Phillips & Son,.printers- WELSHPOOL Messrs. Smith and Son, Rail.- way Bookstall OSWESTRY Se 'Smith and SoQ ^enables6 WooiaU, and LIVERPOOL Mr- T. Lloyd, Tithebacn^treei LONDON Messrs. Davies and Co,, No. I Finch Lane, Cornhitt .t ■ • Mr. Wm. Pugh,. Aldersgate Buildings, 91,Aldersgate-st. „ • ■ • • Mr. E. Evans, 21, Fairbanks street, East Road1 CHESTER Mr. J. Rathbume, Rogma Bath, Bridge-street CARMARTHEN NieBsosorsk. sWtal. lH. Smith ancl Son. Bookstall LLANELLY Messrs. W. H. Smith and Soa Bookstall. MANCHESTER Mr. Jas Royle,.2, Old Mill-gate BIRMINGHAM Messrs W. H. Smith and SOD Great Western Bookstall LLANIDLOES J H. Mills tt Mrs. Piereo, China-litpftt ADVERTISEMENTS and other communications, m Welsh and English,. should be sent not' later ttum Thursday morning to the PUMlers- JACOB JONES, High-stNet,. Bala. J. GIBSON, 3, Queen's-road, Aberystwyth or D. LLOYD, Portmadoe. ^t the dwelling-house otJ^COB the owu»ty of Merioneth j of ^HW GIBSON. 3, (iweea's-road, Aberystwyth, in the c<^jtRM€*nligan; and of OxXIR LLOYIX. cotwj^^Cjiraarron. July 13, 1877,
TRAFFIC RECEIPTS. r "r Great Western ) •, „3- '2 West Midland > 1876. South Wales ) £ 134,336 1877. London and North Western "j £ 180,768 Shrewsbury and Hereford > 1876. Shropshire Union ) £ 184,804 CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS.—Approximate return of traffic receipts for the week ending July 8, 1877. Miles open, 178. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and malls, 22,323 merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 1,932; total for the week, 24,255 aggregate from com- mencement of half-year to this date, £ 4,255. Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last year- Passengers, £ 2,488; merchandise, &c., £ 1,740; total for the week, 24,228; aggregate from commencement of half-year to this date, 24,228 BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY (61 miles open).— Return of traffic for the week ending July 8, 1877: —Passengers, parcels, &c., £311 14s. 3d.; goods and live stock, £976 2s. 8d. total, 21,287 16s. lid; B21 2s. 3d. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year (61 miles open): Passengers, parcels, &c., B327 5s. 2d.; goods and live stock, £ 1,020 14s. 8d total £ 1,34719s. 10d.; £ 22 Is. lid. per mile per week. —Decrease for this week, £ 60 2s. lid. Aggregate for one week,1877, £ 1287 16s. lid.; aggregate for one week, 1876, £ 1,34/ 19s. 10a. Decrease for one week, 260 2s. lid.
The ancient church of Pennant Melangell, after underroing restoration, was re-opened on Wednesday, July 11. The Bishop of St. Asaph preached. RAPID OCEAN PASSAGES.—From the Liverpool Mercury 2nd July, 1877.—The Allan Mail Steamer fl Sardinian," which left Quebec on the 23rd June, arrived at London- derry at 7.50 a.m. yesterday, having made the passage in seven and a half days, the quickest ever made from Quebec. The same Company's Steamer "Sarmatian," which left Liverpool on the 21st and Londonderry at 5 p.m. on the 22nd June for Quebec, arrived out on the 29th. The Canadian Wimbledon team were passengers by the ".Sardinian." JOHN HEATH'S EXTRA STRONG STEEL PENS, with oblique, turned up and rounded points, Golden Coated, bronzed and carbonized. Suit all hands, all styles, all ages, and all kinds of work. Over 200 patterns. Sold by Stationers every- where, in 6d., Is., and gross boxes. The public are respectfully requested to BEWARE OF WORTHLESS IMITATIONS and to see that they really get John Heath's Pens. Should any difficulty arise, an assorted sample box will be sent perpoat on re- ceipt of 7 or 13 stamps. Address, John Heath, Birmingham.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. "v'r.V"r- GERMAN LITERATURE IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES. BY PROFESSOR HERMANN ETHE, PH.D. I Continued.) We turn now to a number of minor poets and authors, who grouped themselves around the three great stars of the modern classical literature in Germany—Klopstock, Lessing, and Wieland—and were more or less influenced by them. In the first instance, I shall call your attention to those who were in close connection with Klopstock, or, at least, followed and imitated him. There is, first of all, Gleim-Father Gleim, as he is usually called, born 1719, died 1803, not just a great poet, but a good-natured man, and a very kind and benevolent patron and friend of younger poets and authors, the head of the so-called "Prussian. School of Poetry." He wrote a great number of Anacreontic songs, songs of love and wine, but his best and most valuable contributions to German literature are his songs of a Prussian Grenadier, which he composed during the seven years' war, in homage of Frederick the Great, the national hero of his time. A pretty little specimen of those patriotic songs of Gleim is the follow- ing :— We all, we all, must go from here, We all must go away For death, he knocks at every door, And here can no one stay. There helps no prayer, helps no wail, No age, no rank, no state— Therefore let go us willingly, Without complaint or hate. One kills the fever, one the gout, The third, disease of heart; Be welcome, death,' no one says that, It is so hard to part. Die, die, calls God to all; and known Is that from end to end But the noblest death I know is that For home and Fatherland Gleim also published some good epigrams, full of striking sarcasm, and one of them is the following on Gottshed's "Dying Cato," that wonderful masterpiece which made the writer so ridiculous throughout Germany. This epigram by Gleim comprises only four short lines :— So as we hear the Saxon Cato speaking, The Roman Cato never spoke before; If he could listen to the poet's speeches, He would then surely kill himself once more." The second of these poets is Peter Uz, born 1720, died 1796, a poet of order and sacred songs, some of which will even rank with Klopstock's lyrical poems. The Good Shepherd is one of his hymns On meadows full of flowers he feeds me, To waters fresh and cool he leads me, In evening's dew he brings himself me, To sweet and safe repose. i I He always lovingly protects me, In mid-day heat he gives me shadow, Against the storm and men's wild fury, His bosom shelters me. And should he lead through gloomy dales me, Men even cause to err through deserts, I never fear, with me will always The faithful Shepherd be. A table is spread for me already By him, my only friend, so richly, Before the face of my oppressors In spite of all thoir craft. They see now how the Lord protects me, Ashamed of all their fragile power, Why should I fear that men could rob me Of all what God designed ? But I will sing his praise, will thank him, Will grasp my Shepherd's hand so firmly, My confidence in him is lasting, If all forsake me-all 1" Another sweet hymn by the same'poet is his God in the Spring"- In his bright and shining garment Hast Thou sent to us the Spring, Round his head thou windest roses, And he comes with lovely smile; And the hours, 0 God, are leading— In. To the throne him crowned with bloom. Goes to bushes he—they blossom, And the meadows all are green, Shadows fill again the forests- The caressing Zephyr swings. All his wings so full of dewdrops, Every bird so cheerful sings. "Birds, with your sweet songs together Let me raise, myself, my strain, —Up to nature's friendly Father, Let me sing so rapt with joy. Let me praise the Lord, exalt Him, Who has made me what I am Oh most Lord of all! Who boasteth To do Good to all like Thee ? Even I, with joy provided Was I, when from Thy design; Quite bewildered rose the thousand Worlds and all the thousand Suns. "0, how wonderfully blooming Is the Earth and day for day Only for our pleasure works it, Dressing in the Spring's bright hue; Even there, where flocks are grazing, Full of odour, full of smile. Yes that is the Godhead's altar, Where the year, with flowers filled, Offers all its sweetest incense For thine own delight, 0 Lord Whilst the air is all resounding, With the hymns of nightingales. With beauty, quite enchanting, Nature's face is dressed by Thee, Thou art beauty's richest fountain And no creature equals Thee. May the purest love be always Lifting up my heart to Thee." The third poet of this class is Ewald von Kleist, born 1715, one of the most amiable and independent poets of his time, renowned especially by his didactic poem of The Spring," a series of brisk and charming pictures of rural life, loosely connected and celebrating the wonders of nature somewhat in the same tone and manner as Uz does in the song just read to you. Besides this didactic poem, Kleist composed many powerful odes and some fine little idyls. The idyl on Irin" is well worth quoting- It was an evening wonderful When out upon the sea Irin His boat was steering, with his son, To lay the nets into the weeds Surrounding all the island's shore. Into the ocean sinking was The sun, and glowing sea and sky In fire. Oh, how beautiful Is now the scene,' enraptured cries The boy, whom always taught Irin To notice Nature's wondrous works. Look here,' he said, the swan all plunged Together with his merry brats, Into the glowing sky's reflex. Look how he sails with hoisted wings, How red his furrows in the waves, How softly there in yonder grove The timid leaves of aspens whisper. How charmingly the corn is waving In long green billows-how it rustles, So gently touched by gentle winds. How lovely breathes sea and shore How lovely breathes now the sky How wonderful is all-how cheerful And happy renders Nature us Yes,' said Irin, it makes us cheerful And happy too and ever shalt thou Be blessed by it for all thy life, As long as upright thou and honest, As long as men's wild passions never Disturb thy good and tender feelings. Oh, dearest; very soon shall I Leave thee and all this lovely world, To get true honesty's reward In still more lovely lands than this. Remain thou always true to virtue, And weep with all unhappy weepers, And share thy wealth with all the poor! Be full of industry, and further The welfare of the world. Lift up Thy mind to Him, the Lord of Nature, To whom obey so wind as sea, Who governs all with gentle kindness Prefer disgrace and even death To any bad and shameful action Fame, riches, glitter-idle things- Our treasure in a tranquil heart; And though I've seen now eighty years The wood turn green around my hut, Just like one lovely day of spring My life has passed in peace and joy. Of course I had to bear misfortune— Had sorrows too. When died thy brother, The tears ran down from both my eyes, And veiled with gloom were sky and sea. But soon into my heart came back Both joy and peace. Now waits for me The gloomy grave-I fear it not! The evening of my life will be As fine as morn and day. 0 son, Be virtuous, and thou surely wilt As happy be as I am now, And Nature always smiles on thee. Kleist, who was a major in the Prussian army, was mor- tally wounded in the battle of Kunersdorff in 1759, when, at the head of his battalion, he was just on the point of capturing one of the enemy's batteries. He died eleven days afterwards, in the house of Professor Nicolai, on the 24th of August, 1759, being then only forty-four years old. Chiefly to him refers that little song by Gleim ending with these charming lines- But the noblest death, I know, is that, For home and Fatherland." The next poet is Ramler, born 1723, died 1798, a poet who sung the praise of Frederick the Great in many odes written in the old classic form, imitating those of Klop- stock. He took Horace for his model. Ho was not only a tolerably good poet, but also a very excellent critic of poetry, especially of all poems in antique metres. He had also an extremely sharp eye for correctness and beauty of form. His poems, which are even more difficult to translate than Klopstock's, bear a great resemblance upon the whole to those of that writer, of Gleim and Uz. We now come to the fifth poet of the class under consideration, Georg Jacobi, a composer of some very melodious lyrical poems, born 1740 at DusseldorfF, and died as a professor in Freiburg in 1814. He was an intimate friend of Gleim's, and at the commencement of his literary career wrote Anacreontic songs like Gleim, but afterwards, when Goethe arose and his fame spread all over the world, Jacobi endeavoured to imitate, if not to eqnal, Goethe. Indeed, he succeeded to such an extent that a few of his lyrical poems were ascribed to Goethe, when they ap- peared, and Goethe himself mistook one of Jacobi's little songs a long time for a work of his own composition, written in his younger years. The following is one of those pretty little songs which resemble Goethe's very much indeed :— Tell me where have the violets gone With their joyful glitter- That with garlands crowned the way Of the Queen of flowers ? Oh, my friend-the Spring evaded All the violets have faded. Tell me where have the roses gone Which we plucked with love-songs Oft with them their hats have trimmed Shepherdness and Shepherd ? Maid, away the summer flew Faded have the roses too. Take me to the meadow brook That the violets watered- That with murmur soft and sweet Sank into the valleys. Air and sun were too much glowing. And no more the brook is flowing. Take me to the bower then Where we found the roses,— Found the shepherd and his maid Oft in happy union. After many a storm and shower So no longer greeu that bower. Tell me where is the maiden gone That, when first I saw her, To the violets stooped down Humble, chaste, and modest? No beauty, friend, will stay, Also hers has passed away. Tell me where has the minstrel gone Who on verdant meadows Sung the brook and Shepherdess, Violets and roses ? Death is watching every door, And the minstrel—is no more! (To be continued.)
PONTRHYDYGROES. THE DRINK TRAFFIC.—A report of the meeting on the drink traffic will appear next week. GROOWYNION MINE.-The question respecting the doctor was brought to an end on Saturday, July 7. There has been some dissatisfaction amongst the men for some time past connected with this subject. At last they agreed amongst themselves to have the matter settled by the ballot. The manager of the mine gave the men leave to carry out their plans, and further gave orders that the Agent and the Clerk were to see that everything was done in a straightforward manner. Everything was carried out in a very satisfactory manner, and at the declaration of the poll, it was made known that Doctor Hughes was appointed by a majority of twenty-eight votes. The an- nouncement was received with enthusiastic cheers. Other managers in the surrounding neighbourhood may follow the example set by the Grogwynion managers, as there is a strong feeling amongst the men on the subject. NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPETH.—Not a very long time ago some one said that the members of Yspytty Ystwyth School Board were dead, and that it fell to the good luck of John Jones, Drawsallt, to perform the funeral service. That idea was quite wrong, because they are not dead if they indulge in a little sleep. An ample proof was given of that last week by their great success in apply- ing to contractors for tenders" for the new school. They have put up two "Posters"-ftne on a blacksmith shop and another on a public-house. Are we to believe by that that contractors never read newspapers nor visit any place but a blacksmith's shop or a public-house ?—From a Cor- respondent,
ABERYSTWYTH. AGENCY.—It will be seen from an advertisement in another column that Mr. William Morgan, Queen's-road, Aberystwyth, has been appointed agent for the Com- mercial Union Fire and Life Assurance Company. THE BATHS.—On Wednesday, the 11th July, the first meeting of the acting Directors of the Baths Company was held at the Town Hall. Mr. Peter Jones was voted to the chair. A draft prospectus read and agreed to will be published in the course of a few days. THE liARBOUR.-The schooner Anne Holland," which has been under extensive repairs in Mr. Thomas Jones's shipbuilding yard, was floated on Wednesday evening, in the presence of a large number of spectators. CATHOLIC CHURCH.—One of the walls of this new church gave way some time ago and necessitated consider- able outlay. At one time it was feared the roof would have to be taken off, but this has been avoided. THE POSTAL SERVICE.—A memorial is in course of signature in the town setting forth the great loss and inconvenience arising from the late arrival and delivery of letters in the town. The mail is a luggage train, which is about five hours and a half in travelling the distance between Oswestry and Aberystwyth. The railway company, as we pointed out some time ago, are so badly paid for carrying the letters that they cannot afford to run a fast train, and the Post Office will do nothing until forced. There is no reason in the present arrangements, which injure the town in many ways.
CRICCIETH. DINNER TO WORKMEN.—On Saturday evening, July 7, the workmen employed by Mr. G. Griffiths, Ema Villa, on making additions at Ynysgainucha, the residence of the late Mr. J. Jones, now'the property of his son, Mr. R. Pugh Jones, barrister, of Lincoln's Inn, were treated to a substantial dinner at the Brynkir Arms Inn. The dinner was given at the joint expense of the lessor, Mr. Pugh Jones, and the lessee, Mr. Hopkinson, of London. After dinner the usual loyal toasts were given by the Chairman, Mr. J. L. Jones, Parkiaumawr. Mr. Thomp- son, clerk of the works, proposed the health of the lessor and lessee, which was received and drunk with great enthusiasm. Mr. J. L. Jones responded on behalf of his brother and Mr. Hopkinson. The next toast was that of the contractor, proposed by Mr. R. Jones, coal and lime agent, and drunk with three times three. Mr. G. Griffiths happily responded. Then followed that of the Clerk of the Works and the workmen, proposed re- spectively by' Mr. W. Griffith, Pentrefelin, and Mr. Owen Hughes, coal merchant. Mr. Thompson, in respond- ing, remarked that he felt inexpressibly thankful for the genuine good feeling shown when his name was mentioned. On behalf of the workmen, Mr. R. Humphreys, Mr. R. Owen, and Mr. J. Jones very appropriately responded. The last toast was that of the Chairman, proposed by the contractor. The former suitably acknowledged the compli- ments paid to him and his family that evening, and made some remarks on the present satisfactory aspect of Criccieth as a growing watering place. A song by Mr. W. Evans (Eos Eifion) and a few more speeches followed, concluding with the guests' unanimous thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Evans, the host and hostess, for the very creditable way in which they had prepared this sumptuous repast.
ABERDOVEY. FISHING.—Fishing by net and line is carried on with great assiduity, and is generally attended with success. SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT.—On Tuesday, July 3rd, Mr. J. T. Jones, Vrondeg, took the children of the Bethania C.M. Chapel Sunday School to Llandwrog, for a trip. They went by train to Carnarvon, and thence in omni- buses to Llandwrog, where tea was provided. After spending a delightful holiday, they returned by the eight p.m. train. QUERIES.—(?) What became of the purse left behind in a railway carriage some time ago ? (2) Is an Improvement Committee expected to answer any other purpoie than to exercise the superfluous breath of its members ? (3) When do the shareholders of the Aberdovey Market Hall Com- pany mean to present their chairman and secretary with testimonials for their long and arduous services ? (4) What can be more of a scare-crow to the prospect and claims of an aspiring watering place, than that a simple wooden shed should be made to do dutv as its railway station ? THE SEASON.—This place, at present, may be said to be in the height of its charms. With its natural advantages, it offers to intending visitors to the sea-side attractions not to be surpassed by any place of resort. A little ascent up the cliffs abutting the place, will reward the climber for his toil with a magnificent prospect. The vast ex- panse of sand intersecting the estuary also offers some fine promenades and Jan asylum from the heat on tropical days. The conchologist will likewise find his visit here rewarded. The river again presents a scene of interest in the miniature fleet of sails with their freight of pleasure- seekers on its bosom. There are a few of the phases of life here which will secure for Aberdovey for a long time a favourable repute as a sea-side resort.
PORTDINORWIC. A YACHT WRECKED.—Soon after noon on Saturday, July 7, the fine yacht called Menai, which was lately pur- chased by Mr. Dean, of Preston, left here for Bangor with Mr. Edwin Dean, three other gentlemen, a little girl, and two seamen, but without pilot. All went on well until they came to the Swillie rocks by Menai Bridge, where she struck on one of the rocks, and turned right on her beam ends. Four of the. party took to the punt, and the other three were taken away by a boat that was near at the time, and came to their assistance. Some of the materials were saved during Saturday evening and Sun- day, but the Menai was a total wreck early on Sunday evening.
DOLGELLEY. SCHOOL BOARD, THURSDAY, JULY 6.-Present: Mr. W. R. Williams, chairman, Mr. Wm. Jones, vice-chair- man, Messrs. R. W. Williams, Owen Thomas, and John Ellis, clerk. The minutes of the previous meeting were read, con- firmed, and signed. Brithdir School Paid Monitor.—Mr. Davies, the master of this school, applied for the assistance of a paid monitor, and recommended a lad named William Jones, of Pentre, to fill up the post (who had been monitor some time at the school), and he was accordingly appointed at a salary of £ 5 for the first year. Islaw'rdre School.—A similar application was made by the Master of this school, and recommended James Wise, son of Mr. Wise, of Abergwynant, for the post. This ap- plication was also granted at a similar salary. Report of the Visiting Committee.—Mr. R. W. Williams, as one of the Visiting Committee for the last month, re- ported on his visit to the different Board Schools, and called attention to the want of water to the Dolgelley Board School, and the closets and water supply at Islaw'r- dre School. The Clerk was instructed to see the architect, with a view of getting the same put into proper order.—The state of the schools was otherwise very satisfactory. Attendance Officer.— lliere were three applications re- ceived for the post of an officer to enforce the attendance of children at school within this parish, viz., Messrs. William Jones, Cemlyn House, Dolgelley. John Roberts, attendance officer, Nantglyn School Board, Denbigh, and William Jones. Parliament-street, Dolgelley. The several applications and testimonials were read by the Clerk.—It was proposed by Mr. W. R. Williams, and seconded by Mr. Wm. Jones, that Mr. William Jones, Parliament-street, be appointed.—Mr. Owen Thomas pro- posed Mr. William Jones. Cemlyn House, and was seconded by Mr. W. R. Williams.—On the votes being taken, the casting vote of the Chairman was given in favour of Mr. William Jones, Parliament-street, and he was duly elected, and instructed to commence duty at once. I.ilaw'dre Scliool.-Mr. Roberts, the master of this school had given a notice of his intention to leave the same, and it was aocepted, and resolved that the Board advertise for a successor to commence duties in October next. Stock and Store Requirements.-A list of the above was laid before the Board as required for Dolgelley and Islawdre Schools, and they were passed and ordered. Dolgelley Board School.-It was resolved to whitewash and paint this school during the holidays, the same to be done under the superintendence of the Chairman, Vice-chairman, and Clerk. Religious Services.—Mr. Owen Thomas called the atten- tion of the Board to there being no regular religious services held in the Board School. After a short discussion it was adjourned to the next meeting for consideration. Returning Officer's Election Charges. Mr. Joseph Roberts, the returning officer for this parish, having pre- sented his account amounting to £ 55 17s. 6d, for election charges, it was examined by the Board, and it was resolved to give Mr. Roberts a cheque for S50 in discharge, he taking to the screens and ballot boxes, which was accepted. Quarterly Accounts.-These accounts were examined, and cheques were drawn for the respective amounts.
CORRIS. DAMWAIN ANGEUOL.—Fel yr oedd nifer o ddynion yn dychwelyd oddi wrth eu gwaith yn chwarel Cwmerau ddydd lau, Gorphenaf 5ed, cadwodd un o honynt yn rhy agos i siaft, a chwympodd iddi, dyfnder yr hon sydd dros ugain llath. Bu fyw am tua enwe awr. Cynhaliwyd trengholiad ar ei gorph ddydd Llun diweddaf, pryd y dychwelwyd rheithfarn o Farwolaeth ddamweiniol."
FFESTINIOG. YR HrN. —Er's llawer o flynyddoedd ni bu gwell golwg ar ffrwyth y ddaear er fod y tyfiant wedi bod yn ddi- weddar. Hyd yn nod yn y parthau uchel hyn yr ydys wedi dechreu tori y gweiriau. YR YMWELWYR.- Y maent hwythau yn dechreu talu ymweliad eto eleni yn llawn mor gynar ag arferol. Diau y bydd dur y cleddyf yn foddion i gadw llawer o'r cyfan- dir; a pha le yn well i fwynhau natur yn ei rhamantus- rwydd na Chymru, hen wlad y gân. RHEILFFORDD Y LONDON A'R NORTH WESTERN.—Dydd Sadwrn cafwyd agoriad rhwng siafftydd, rhif 2 a 3, yn nhwnel y llinell newydd uchod, a chwblhawyd ef erbyn ddydd Llun, pryd y rhoddwyd prydnhawn o wyl i'r gweithwyr. Bydd hyn yn gaffaeliad pwysig at hyrwyddo y gwaith yn mlaen, all fod diffyg awyr yn cael ei deimlo yn fawr yn y ddau ben er's tro. Gofidiwn fod meddwdod mawr yn ffynu yn mhlith gweithwyr y llinell, a dylai swyddogion y llinell dalu sylw iddo. CYMDEITHASAU CYNORTHWYOL T CHWARELAU. Eu hamcan vw cynorthwyo fel yr hen gymdeithasau cyfeill- gar mewn adeg o ddamwain ac afiechyd. Dydd Gwener diweddaf cynhaliwyd cyfarfod blynyddol Cymdeithas y Llechwedd, chwarel y Mri. J. W. Greaves a'i Feibion. Darllenodd yr ysgrifenydd gyfrifon manwl. Ei holl dderbyniadau or dechreuad (tua phedair blynedd), yd- oedd £ 500, ac y mae yn weddill, wedi talu pob costau, dros £ 11. Ni chodwyd ond tair gwaith fwy na chwe cheiniog yn y mis tuag at ddwyn ei thraelion, tra y codir swllt y mis yn amryw o'r cymdeithasau eraill. BYWIOGRWYDD MASNACHOL.—Er mai trymaidd a du yw awyrgylch masnach bron drwy yr holl deyrnas, ac er fod march coch rhyfel ar lanau y Danube ac yn Armenia yn gwneud galanastra, parha y fasnach lechau yn ei llawn fywiogrwydd arferol, ac hyd yn nod yn awr y mae yma brinder rhai dosparthiadau o weithwyr. Gyda Haw* da genym hysbysu fod rhanau eang o chwarel enwogy Welsh Slate, y rhai a gladdwyd gan y falls mawrion wedi eu clirio, ac yn cael eu hail gychwyn. Bydd hyn ynychwan- egiad pwysig at gyfoeth y chwarel hono, ac at lwyddiant y plwyf yn gyffredinol. Pan y dechreuir llinell newydd y Bala chwvdda y boblogaeth lawer mwy eto er ei fod yn awr tua 12,000. Y MESSIAH, HANDEL.—Nos Fawrth diweddaf, yn yr Assembly Room, cafwyd* perfformiad o'r campwaith cerddorol uchod. Y cantorion oeddynt-Miss Marian Williams, Miss Martha Harries, Eos Morlais, Llew Madog, a Chorau unedig i festiniog, dan arweiniad 1£08 Morlais, yn rhifo dros 200. Y cyfeilydd ydoedd y Pro- ffeswr Pritchard, Dolgellau. Er fod yr hin yn hynod o anffafriol, cafwyd cynulliad poblogaidd a pharchus; a chafwvd elw, ni a dybiwn, atachos Seisnig y Methodistiaid. Dyma y tro cyntaf i Miss Harries wneud ei hymddangos- iad yn Ffestiniog, ond darfu iddi hi, yn gystal a Miss Marian Williams, roddi boddlonrwydd neillduol., Am yr Eos, nid angen dweyd gair o ganmoliaeth iddo fel dadgan- ydd yn gystal ac arweinydd, a daeth Llew Madog trwy ei orchwyl yn ganmoladwy. Anwastad yr ystyriwn ddat- ganiad y corau. Rhai darnau, yn enwedig Worthy is the lamb," a'r Amen," &c., yn rhagorol, a rhanau eraill yn bur gyffredin. Modd bynag, ar y cyfan, cafwyd gwledd gerddorol rag-arweiniol i Gastell Harlech yr hir gofir hi.— COFNODYDD.
PWLLHELI. PWLLHELI UNION, WEDNESDAY, JULY 11. Pre- sent Messrs. Thos. Prichard (in the chair), John Thos. Jones (vice-chairman), Mr. Owen Evans and the Rev. Thomas Jones, R.D., ex-officio, the Revs. O. Lloyd Williams, and T. Hardy Richards, Messrs. Lewis Wil- liams, Robert Jones (Llannor), Michael Jones, John Jones, John Hughes, Griffith Owen, Richard Evans, Robert Jones (Aberdaron), Evan Thomas, William Williams (LIanystumdwy), Owen Davies, Rich. Owen, John Williams (Llangian), Richard Roberts (Tydweiliog), Robert Jones (Llangian), Thomas Ellis, William Roberts, Thomas Rice, Owen Owens, Thomas Turner, David Prichard, and R. Owen Jones (clerk). Maintenance of Parents.-It was resolved that the sum to be contributed by Mr. Williams, Glanrafon, towards the maintenance of his mother be reduced from 2s. weekly to Is. 6d. Nevin in Arrears Again.-It was ordered that summonses be applied for against the overseers of the parish of Nevin for non-payment of the second instalment of the contri- bution order.—It was also ordered that the usual circulars be sent to the overseers of the several parishes, requiring payment of the instalment of the capitation order. Financial.-Paid in out-door relief during the past fort- night by Mr. Rich. Jones, Criccieth district, .£64 2s. 6d.; number relieved, 274; cheques for the current fortnight, JB65. Mr. E. T. Griffith, Pwllheli District, £100; number relieved, 402; cheques, 2100. Mr. W. Roberts, Nevin District, m 12s. 6d.; number relieved, 297; cheques, .£80. Mr. T. Griffith, JE42 16s. 8d.; number relieved, 174 cheques, £45. Tenders. — The following tenders were accepted :— Baking at 5d. per dozen, Mr John Edwards, King's Head- street flour, at 54s. per 2801bs. and 30s. lØtOfbø, peas, a'vi 26s. per 240lbs., Mr. J. Walter DaviesJ- soap, 34s. per cwt., tea, 2a. 8d. per lb., coffee, Is. 8d. "r lb" supr, 4d. per lb., Mr. William Owen, druggist; bread, 61bs. for Is., Mr. Robert Hughes Jones rice, 17s. per cwt., Mr. Ed- ward Jones, Railway House; oatmeal. Mr. Owen Ellis; bacon, Ttd. per lb. and beef 7jd., Mr. Robert Jones, butcher; butter, Is. 3d, per lb, butter milk, Okd. per quart, sweet milk, ld. per quart, Mr. Roberts, Pensarn shoes and repairing, Mr. Evan Williams, shoemaker. Out-door Relief.-A copy of a letter sent by Margaret Prichard, Glandyfor-terrace, Fourcrosses, near Pwllheli, enclosed in a letter from the Local Government Board, was read, stating that her husband, Evan Prichard, had left her, and refused; to contribute towards her mainten- ance thae the Guardians of this union obtained an order against him for six shillings a week towards her mainten- ance on the 28th February; that for two or three weeks he had paid on that order and then stopped. The Guardians then refused to apply to the justices to enforce the order, as they had received orders from the Local Government Board to discontinue out-door relief in cases of that? kind. She asked the Local Government Board to instruct the Guardians to enforce the order.—An answer was given her to the effect that the Local Government Board could not interfere, and that the matter rested with the Guar- dians. TOWN COUNCIL. SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH.-Present: Messrs. R. Owen Jones (Mayor), John Edwards, Robt. Jones, Isaac Morris (aldermen), Robert Williams, Wm. Griffith, Thomas Lloyd, John Gabriel Jones, R. Ivor Parry, D. E. Williams, T. Hunter Hughes, and John Ellis. Waterworl.-s. -A letterfrom Mr. Thomas Roberts, C.E., Portmadoc, having been read, it was resolved that the Town Clerk should reply that the lease will be executed by the next meeting of the Council, such lease to contain, in addition to other covenants, a covenant on the part of the lessees to commence the work within a month from the date of the lease, and to complete it within eleven months afterwards, otherwise the lease to be null and void. The I-larboiti- ancl Gimlet Rock COmp(tnll.-On the motion of Mr. Robert Jones, seconded by Mr. Robert Williams, it was unanimously resolved that Mr. Cledwyn Owen be appointed solicitor for the Corporation, to conduct the proceedings against the Company, for obstructing the en- trance to the harbour. Slaughter House.-It was ordered that the Town Clerk should ascertain the terms on which the Council mbht borrow about £1,500 for sanitary purposes.-It was further ordered that the plans prepared by Mr. John Thomas, County Surveyor, be returned through Messrs. John and Owen Edwards for the necessary alterations. Gas Rent.-A-,lr. D. E. Williams brought forward in writing a proposal that a lease be granted to the Gas Company, on terms mentioned therein, and it was unani- mously resolved that the same be accepted by the Council, minus the proposal to pay £100, on signing renewed lease, as basis for arranging terms. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, JULY 6TH.— Before R. Owen Jones, Esq. (Mayor), and Isaac Morris, Esq. As,iallit.-Davi(i Davies v. Wm. Owen Hughes, Clyddyn. Complainant said that on Saturday, June 30, he went to Penlanfawr, and Robert Feathers was present. Defen- dant went in and struck Feathers. Defendant then came up to complainant and took hold of his whiskers. Com- plainant asked him to be quiet, and the landlady came and asked him (complainant) not to return the blow, and he said he would not. He asked defendant to- let go his whiskers, but he pulled off a handful.—Defendant was fined 5s., and 10s. costs, and also to pay complainant 5s.
PORTMADOC. MASTERS AND WORKMEN.—Without any application from their workmen, Messrs. M. and J. Roberts, Steam Mills, Portmadoc, have given them a half day ioliday on Saturdays; the change commenced an Satur- Jay, July 7. This is an example worthy of imitation by ( )ther mill owners throughout the country. CONCERT.—A concert was given at the Assembly-rooms, Portmadoc, on Monday evening, July 9, by the Portmadoc Choral Society, assisted by Miss Martha Harries (R. A.M.), md Eos Morlais. Mr. J. Pritchard presided at the piano- ;orte. There was a very large attendance. The concert ivas a real treat, the performances being of superior nerit. The public of Portmadoc appreciate the labours of Mr. J. Roberts, Steam Mills, the conductor of the Portmadoc Choral Society, and the members in supplying them with concerts of a superior order. The following was the programme :—Glee, Seren A nwylviolin solo, "Welsh airs," Mr. B. Williams song, Y Gadlys,"Mr. E. Morgan; anthem, "Goruchafiaeth ar Angau (the tenor solo sung by Eos Morlais); song," Y r Ehedydd" (" The Skylark "), encored, Miss E. A. Williams; song, Anita," Eos Morlais glee, "Y Gwanwyn; song, "Wyt ti'n cofio'r lloer yn codi" Miss Martha Harries (encored), and "Merch Megan" substituted re- quiem, "Wylwn, Wylwn"; chorus, "Be not afraid"; duet, "I've wandered in dreams" (encored), Miss E. A. Williams and Eos Morlais; song, Oh that we, too, were maying," Miss M. Harries glee, Gwalia Wen"; violin solo (encored), Mr. R. Williams (encored); song, "Mad Tom," Mr. E. Morgan; glee, Cvdgan y Bradwyr (" The Traitors' Chorus solos by Eos Morlais, Messrs. E. Morgan and B. Williams; song, "The lost chord" (encored), Miss M. Harries song, Y Cariad a'r Corwynt," Eos Morlais, chorus, "Hallelujah." THE LLWYN ONN GRAMMAR SCHOOL, This sehool, which is in a flourishing state, has just been examined, and the following were the reports of the ex- aminers :— I have had very great pleasure in examining the papers of the senior and middle classes in French and English, and feel happy in being able to speak in the highest terms of the proficiency which most of the candidates have shown in their replies to the various questions the answers to many of the questions clearly proved to my mind not only that the pupils had been diligent and industrious in their stud- ies, but also that they had been trained by tutors posses- sing no common aptitude to convey and impart know- ledge to those under instruction. Of course in this, as in every examination, some evinced special efficiency, and I am glad to mention with no small commendation the names of William Williams, Thomas E. Morris, Daniel Morris, and Hugh Hughes in the senior French class, and Edward Richards and Morgan Ll. Richards in the middle French class, all of whom deserve much praise for their answers to the various questions.' in the Senior English Class, W. Williams and Hugh Hughes; and in the Middle English Class, Morgan Ll. Richards and Edward Richards have passed most credit- able examinations. May this school flourish as it deserves." -W. DICKENS LEWIS, M.A. (Oxon), Shrewsbury. I have examined the Senior and Middle Classes in Latin and mathematics, and have found the papers exceedingly satisfactory. I am happy to bear testimony to the care and accuracy which is shown in many of the papers, and have no hesitation in saying that the pupils must have been undei very efficient training. In the Senior Latin Class, M. J. Mills and Daniel Morris in the Senior Mathematics, M. J. Mills, W. Williams, and Hugh Hughes; in the Middle Latin Class, Morgan LI. Richards in the Middle Mathematics, Morris W. Morris, Morgan LI. Richards, and Edward Richards have sent in excellent papers and deserve special mention."—OWEN JONES, B.A., Newtown. Result of examination, Midsummer, 1877 (arranged in order of merit) Senior Class.-Latin: 1, Mathew J. Mills; 2, Daniel Morris; 3, Thomas E. Morris; 4, Hugh Hughes; 5, John P. Williams; 6, A. E. Humphreys; 7, W. H. Owen; 8, Robert P. Lewis. French 1, William Williams 2, Thomas E. Morris 3, Daniel Morris 4, Hugh Hughes 5, John P. Williams 6. A. E. Humphreys; 7, Wm. H. Owen 8, Robert P. Lewis. Geometry: 1, William Williams: 2, Mathew J. Mills; 3, Daniel Morris; 4, Hugh Hughes; 5, Thomas Rowlands; 6, A. E. Humphreys; 7, Wm. H. Owen 8, Thomas E. Morris; 9, John P. Williams; 10, Robert P. Lewis. Arithmetic 1, Mathew J. Mills 2, Thomas Rowlands; 3, Thomas E. Morris 4, Daniel Morris; 5, Wm. H. Owen; 6, Hugh Hughes; 7, William Williams; 8, John P. Williams 9, A. A E. Humphreys; 10, Robert P. Lewis. Algebra 1, Hugh Hughes 2, Daniel Morris 3, Matheiv J. Mills 4, William Williams; 5, Thomas E. Morris; 6, William H. Owen; 7, A. E. Humphreys 8, Robert P. Lewis; 9, Thomas Rowlands; 10, John P. Williams. English 1, William Williams; 2, Hugh Hughes; 3, Mathew J. Mills; 4, Daniel Morris; 5, Thomas E. Morris 6, William H. Owen 7, Thomas Rowlands 8, Robert P. Lewis 9, John P. Williams 10, A. E. Hum- rjhrevs. Middle C, lass. -Latin l, Morgan Lloyd Richards 2, David O. Roberts 3, Samuel J. Hughes 4, Archie Tux- ford 5, Richard Lewis; 6, Edward Richards; 7, Morris W. Thomas; 8, John H. Roberts; 9, Richard J. Morris. French 1, Edward Richards; 2, Morgan Lloyd Richards; 3, John Henry Roberts; 4, Richard J. Morris 5, Samuel J. Hughes 6, David O. Roberts 7, Archie Tuxford; 8, Richard Lewis 9, Morris W. Morris. Arithmetic 1, Morris W. Morris 2, Archie Tuxford; 3, David O. Roberts; 4, Edward Richards, and 5, Richard Lewis, equal; 6, Morgan LL Richards; 7, Richard J. Morris; 8, John H. Roberts; 9, Samuel J. Hughes. English Grammar 1, Morgan Ll. Richards 2, Edward Richard; 3, Richard Lewis 4, Samuel J. Hughes; 5, Archie Tuxford; 6, David O. Roberts; 7, John H. Roberts; 8, Richard J. Morris; 9, Morris W. Morris. Algebra 1, Morgan Ll. Richards; 2, Edward Richards 3, Morris W. Morris; 4, John H. Roberts; 5. Archie Tuxford; 6, Richard J. Morris; 7, Samuel J. Hughes; 8, Richard Lewis; 9, David O. Roberts, Geography 1, Edward Richards 2, Morgan Ll. Richards; 3, Richard Lewis; 4, Archie Tuxford; 5, Morris W. Morris; 6, David O. Roberts 7, Richard J. Morris 8, Samuel J. Hughes 9, John H. Roberts. Junior Class. —Arithmetic 1, David Williams 2 and 3, equal, Peter Jones and Richard G. Pritchard 4, Morris Joseph 5, David Jones; 6, Richard H. Parry. Reading 1, Peter .Tones 2, David Jones 3 and 4, equal, David Williams and Richard H. Parry 5, Morris Joseph 6, Richard G. Pritchard. English ^r^JP.F?.ar: Richard H. Parry 2, Peter Jones 3, David Williams 4, Morris Joseph 5, Richard G. Pritchard b, David Jones (absent). Dictation: 1 and 2, equal, Peter Jones and Morris Joseph 3, David Williams; 4, Richard H. Parry; 5 • "*l G. Pritchard 6, David Jones (absent)^ Latin: T' >rd H. Parry 2, David Jones; 3, Peter Jones J iard G. Pritchard; 5, David Williams.
LLANGEDWYN. MOUNTED DRII,L--The Llangedwyn Troop of Mont- gomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry met on Tuesday, July 3 at the Green Inn, Llangedwyn. The members mus- tered in a large number commanded by Adjutant Hud- dleston, Welchpool, and were put through their different drills by Serg.-Major Reilley. After the drilling was over the gallant adjutant entertained the members to » sumptuous dinner, provided by the landlord and landlady. Several songs were sung, and healths were drunk, in- cluding Sir W. W. Wynn and Mr. Buddlestce, and the company enjoyed themselves until closing time.
At the Anglesey Midsummer Quarter Session, the Rev. Warren Trevor, rector of Lhutfafts, was appointed chaplain of the county gaol.