NOTICE.-This column is devoted to better thoughts j for quiet moments. Can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour ? These, when the trembling spirit wings her flight, Pour round her path a stream of living light. ROGERS.
June. 0 June I prime season of the annual round, Thy gifts with rich variety abound Though hot thy suns-they luscious fruits mature; Though loud thy thunders-coolness they procure; Pleasing thy twilight to the studious muse, Thy evening coolness, and thy morning dews." Welcome once more to sweet, leafy June, which brings the happiest of seasons. The earth is covered with flowers, and the air is saturated with their fragrance. The chills of spring are over and gone, and we have not yet reached the intense heats of summer. What month like Jnne to make Us forget that we are in a world of change and decay-the earth is covered with green, the air is fine, and the sky is clear and glowing. The chestnut is one mass of bloom; and the sycamore, the maple, and the lime, burst into one glow of beauty filling the warm breeze with honeyed sweetness, and the ear with the hum of a thousand bees. The young corn is coming into ear, and the insect youth are on the wing. Before the month is over the honeysuckle and the wild rose will add to the delicate odours of the hedgerow. June is also the month of glorious sunsets and beauteous evenings when even the night air is balmy and refreshing. What so exquisite as the luscious aroma of the sweet briar after a June shower 1
Better Rub than Rust. Idler, why lie down to die ? Better rub than rust. Hark the lark sings in the sky, Die when die thou must. Day is waking, leaves are shaking, Better rub than rust. He who will not work shall want, Naught for naught is just. Won't do must do, when he can't, Better rub than rust. Bees are flying, sloth is dying, Better rub than rust. EBENEZER ELLIOTT.
Memory. How wonderful, how very wonderful the opera- tion of time and the changes of the human mind If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incom- prehensible in the powers, the failures, the ine- qualities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so reten- tive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others so bewildered and so weak; and at others, again, so tyrannic, so beyond control. 0 We are, to be sure, a miracle every way, but our powers of recollecting and forgetting do seem Peculiarly past finding out. JANE AUSTEN.
True Nobility. The genuine nobles are the good, the wise, the great; tbCIIÜm who improve their minds and cultivate their talents the men who exercise and cherish their social, benevolent, and religious affec- tions the men who love truth and righteousness the men who labour for the illumination and improvement of their fellow-men; the men who love their country and their kind; the men who look on fraud and robbery with abhorrence; the Rien who hate injustice and cruelty the men who treat their fellow-men as brethren; the men who employ their time, strength, wealth, and influence, for the instruction of the ignorant, the elevation of the degraded, the reformation of the wicked, and the improvement of the good, the happiness of all; the men who sympathise with suffering humanity, and minister, according to their ability, to its relief and comfort; the men who love God's creatures, and who co-operate with God's provi- dence in promoting the greatest possible happiness -of the creation. JOSEPH PARKER.
4$ Society. As the unknown force seizes, fashions, and sub- ordinates the elements which form the body of a taan, so tin- genius of a State gathers up the human units, co-ordinates them in villages and towns, educates them in colleges and schools, purifies their lower instincts by leading them through religion into a recognition of their higher destiny, and of the obligations attaching to it, and then distributes them among the trades and professions which are the beaten highway of practical life. The tissue of the body perishes hourly, and is hourly renewed. The individuals die, but the State has its own life independent of hourly, and is hourly renewed. The individuals die, but the State has its own life independent of them; as one falls another takes its place. This is the ancient notion of a community which regards it not as an aggregate of dust, but as a compact and organised being, and out of this notion of it grew the virtues which Englishmen Used most to admire—patriotism, loyalty, fidelity, a sense of duty and self-forgetfulness. J. A. FROUDE.
Life. Life, believe, is not a dream So dark as sages say Oft a little morning ray Foretells a pleasant day. Sometimes there are clouds of gloom, But these are transient all; If the showers will make the roses bloom, 0 why lament its fall 1 Rapidly, merrily, Life's sunny hours flit by, Gratefully, cheerily, Enjoy them as ihey fly. What though Death at times steps in, And calls our best away: What though sorrow seems to win O'er hope a heavy sway Yet Hope again elastic springs, Unconquered, though she fell; /Still buoyant are her golden wings, Still strong to bear us well. Manfully, fearlessly, 'The day of trial bear, For gloriously, victoriously ■Can courage quell depair 1 CURRER BELL.
Reputation and Character. Contentment with reputation instead of character is one of the commonest, as well as one of the most fatal, faults of modern life. Many causes have contributed to its creation. Unbelief and the divorce of religion from morality prepare the way for it. The craving of wealth, and the vain- glory which the possession of wealth often inspires, gives strength to it when once in existence. The publicity now given to the sacred privacies of life, and the new function of the personal interviewer, all prompt to keep up appearances, to make a fair show for the eyes of others, whatever may be the real state of the inner man and his private life. To suppose that publicity of life will ensure transparency of character, or to have all eyes turned on one will compel sincerity of heart, is to suppose what neither good sense nor experience warrants. The fact is that the temptation to put on appearances, to build up an imposing paste- board front, will be strong just in proportion to the need there is for appearing well in the eyes of men. No man needs more to fight and watch against the demm"1- of pretence than he who courts reputation, or who seeks some boon dependent on the good will of others. PRESIDENT ROBINSON.
Calninistic IMDodssts. The Annual Meetings of the South Cardiganshire Sun- day Schools at Bwlchy-I llan. Bwlchyllan, a place situated about two miles from Llangeitho, to the west of the river Aeron, had been fixed upon by the South Cardigan- shire Calvinists as the most convenient spot where the third annual meetings of their Sunday Schools might be held. Although it might be said that good, solid work is being done year by year, within the district, in the manner of pre- paring for the County and Connexional Examina- tions, the enthusiasm that permeates the North Cardiganshire folks, which is evident, from their annual conferences, has been for a long time felt wanting in the South. The North beats us hollow for demonstrations, but we compare favourably with them in home work and examination successes. In proof of that, it is only required to state that we have already won two gold and two silver medals in the contest with the whole of Wales, and that South Cardiganshire, almost every year, outnumbers every other individual monthly meeting in candidates and successes in the Connexional Examination. And, this year even, notwithstanding the alleged exceptional indiscre- tion displayed by the Connexional Examiners, four out of the twenty-five successful candidates belong to this district. Three of the four, to their credit may it be recorded, work all the year round on their farms, the fourth, who was by the way the fifth on the entire list, may be seen within the bounds of the Tregaron Union daily cutting stones at the roadside. The whole district, through the representatives, on Thursday last warmly con- gratulated Thomas Williams, S. Griffiths, and J. Griffiths, Llangeitho, and David Jones, Maesy- ffynon, on their great success in passing the exceptionally difficult examination of the Connexion in 1899. The meeting should have gone a step further, we think, that is, to extend the same hearty congratulations to Mr. J. Emlyn Jones, Penuwch, whose pupils the first three mentioned were. The annual Sunday School Conference com- menced at 11 a.m. on, as stated, Thursday last, when there were present, among others, the following :-Revs. Thomas James, M.A., Llandyssul; D. A. Jones, Llangeitho; Rhys Morgan, Dewi- breil; Howell Lloyd, Bwlchyllan; E. Morris and J. Thickens, Aberayron; Messrs. James James, J.P., Fynonhywel; William Thomas, New Quay; David Davies (surveyor), D. Jones, J. Morgan and J. Jones, Bwlchyllan; Morgan Griffiths, Abermeurig; S. Griffiths, Llangeitho Peter Jones and J. Edwards Penuwch; .John Evans and Jenkin Lewis, Bethania; Edward Evans, J. Rees, and Lloyd Morris, Llanon; J. W. Edwards, Dewibrefi; J. Morris, Llwynpiod; D. Evans, Blaenpennal; J. Davies, Tregaron J. Williams and J. Jones, Salem; David Evans, Tanygroes and J. Rowlands, Llan- geitho, (secretary) the Rev. J. Thickens presiding. The Rev E Morris,having led in the devotionals, bus- ness commenced. 1. Mr. J. James,J.P. the statis- tician of the school tendered his annual report in which he deprecated the indifference and dis- loyalty of the Aberayron district, with regard to the statistics he, having totally failed to obtain the same from the district secretary for the last year which rendered it impossible, on his part, to furnish the connexional statisticians with exact and accurate accounts. A strong resolution was passed, proposed by Mr. James and seconded by the Chair- man, urging the Aberayron District to fall in line with the connexion, Mr. James stated, further, that he had failed to obtain the correct number of Sunday school members from the Lampeter district, and a resolution was passed calling the attention of the bi-monthly meeting thereto. 2. It was decided, that the secretaries of the various districts, should henceforth, for the sake of uniformity, be asked to make up their annual lists at the end of December, forwarding the same to the statis- tician, not later than the end of February, and that each branch" in their reports should be com- puted as an independent school. 3. It was resolved, that a message be sent to all the districts urging them to adopt the Llyfrau Cyrifon Unffurf. The statistician's report was very encouraging, showing an increase in; the number of school mem- bers as well as in llafur." 4. The Secretary (Mr. John Rowlands) reported that 535 had sat in the annual county examination in April, an increase of 11 on the previous year, but that the number of passes was less by 29 than in 1898. According to the report, there passed in the senior division 35; in Division II'75 in Division III., 151; in Division IV., 130; in Division V., 83. The names of the first three in each division are appended. Division L, (over 21 years of age), 1 Miss Rachel Davies, Penuwch, gold medalist with 99 out of lOOp os sible marks; 2 Mr. Thomas Davies, Tanygroes, 98; 3 Mr. G. Griffiths and Mr. S. Griffiths, Llangeitho 97. Division II. (under 21 years)—1, Miss Mary Eliza- beth Morgan, Bwlchyllan, silver medallist, 96; 2, Miss Letitia Rowlands, Llangranog, 94; 3, Miss Elizabeth Evans, Bethania, 92. Division III. (under 16 years)-l, Miss Muriel Timothy, Cardigan, bronze medallist, 100 (maximum) 2, Mr. Tom H. Jones, Penuwch, 99; 3, Miss Susan Martha Jones, Aberayron, 98. Division IV. (under 13 years)- 1, Miss Margaret Jane Jones, Aberayron, 93; 2, Miss Alice Grace Jones, Aberayron, 90; 3, Master Daniel Williams, Caron, 88. Division V. (under 10 years)—1, Master Willie Jones, Caron, 82; 2, Master D. J. Williams, Neuadd, 78 3, Miss Maggie Williams, Llangeitho, 77. In scanning this list, some of the names are familiar to our readers, some of them having on previous occasions tasted the sweet fruits of suc- cess. Two names especially are familiar to llS, viz., Miss Rachel Davies, Penuwch, the winner of the gold medal, for it was Miss Davies that won the silver medal in Division II. last year. Miss Margaret Jane Jones, Aberayron, again maintains the position she won for herself before, that is, the top girl in Division IV. Tom Jones, Penuwch, is no stranger to an honourable place, neither are M. E. Morgan, Susan Jones and Alice Jones. The encouraging report of the Hon. Sec. was accepted with applause. 5. It was resolved that hence- forth no sections be in the questions of Division IV., and that the examiners in Division V. be re- minded of the youth of the candidates. 6. The Chairman, on behalf of the delegates, congratu- lated the Rev. Thomas James, M.A., Llandyssul, on his appointment by the Sunday School Union to prepare a Commentary on 1. Kings. The Revs. Rhys Morgan and D. H. Jones followed in a similar strain, to which Mr. James briefly responded. 7. It was resolved that a candidate having once ob- tained the gold medal (Division I.) should not again be allowed to compete in the county exam- ination. 8. The following Maes Llafur was adopted for 1900-1 :-DivisioIl I., John I-VIII, Exegesis Division II., John I-VI, partly histori- cal and partly exegetical; Division III., John I—VIII., historical and geographical; Division IV. and V., Lessons 22-37 in the Rev. T. Levi's iText- book. 9. The followiug persons were elected to examine North Cardiganshire next year:—Division i., Rev. Evan Morris, Aberayron; Division ii., Rev. Evan Jones, Llanon; Division iii., Mr. J. H. Lloyd, Bron- gest; Division iv., Miss Rachel Davies, Penuwch. 10. Mr. Thomas, New Quay, in a felicitous speech urged the districts to redouble their energies in the future, and on his suggestion it was resolved that every Sunday School in the districts should appoint visitors to canvass every family in con- nection with each individual church. 11. On the supposition that Aberayron be prepared to take the next Annual Meeting, it was resolved to meet there in 1900. This completed the business part of the meeting. THE PUBLIC MEETING. In the evening (6 p.m.) a public meeting was held under the presiding of Mr. William Thomas, New Quay. The Rev. D. A. Jones led in the devotional parts. After a spirited speech from the chairman, who adduced many testimonies to the good work of the Sunday Schools, the Rev. J. Thickens, Aberayron, delivered an address on the subject selected by the local Committee, viz.,— "The New Testament in the light of Modern Discoveries." The speaker referred to the following discoveries,-Clement's Homilies, Tatian's Diates- saron, The Book of Enoch, The Gospel and Apocalypse of Peter, The Apology of Aristides, The Sinaitic Palimpsest, Didache of the Twelve Apostles, The Sayings of our Lord, Proif. Ramsay's discoveries in Asia Minor, and Mr. Kenyon's (of the British Museum) in Egypt. This was followed by a speech on The proper spirit in which the Bible should be studied from Mr. Morgan, Dewi- brefi. Mr. Morgan having delivered his well prepared speech, the chairman presented Messrs. J. Green, Penuwch; and D. Jones, Maesyffynon, with a number of theological books. Then the Rev. T. James, M.A., Llandyssul, gave a most practical and brilliant address on The indis- pensable qualifications of a good and successful teacher." Votes of thanks to the speakers and the chairman brought a most successful meeting to a close.
BEULAH. OBITUARY.—It is with regret that we announce the death of Mr. Samuel Williams, Bryneglur, which took place the 19th of May, at the age of 76, and was buried at Beulah Chapel burying ground on Tuesday week last. At the funeral the Revs. D. Dalis Davies, pastor; D. Glyn Jones, and E. Evans, Trewen, officiated. The deceased was a highly respected resident, and had been a deacon at Beulah for many years, where he will be missed. By his removal the church loses a stauch supporter and a devoted Christian. He was a brother to the late Rev. B. Williams (Gwynionydd).
WESLEYAN DISTRICT SYNOD AT TRE'RDDOL. The Wesleyan May Synod of the South Wales District was continued until Thursday of last week, under the presidency of the Rev. Rice Owen, Ferndale, the district chairman. Mr. Owen is a native of Gognian neighbourhood, and a brother of Mr. Thomas Ower., Post-office, Gcgnian, and was almost unanimously elected chairman iustf a j of the late Rev. John Evans (Eglwysbach). Mr. Owen has proved himself from the beginiiing worthy of the confidence entrusted iu him at the time. There were also present at the Synod the Revs. T. Manuel (district secretary), Hughes Jones (chair- man of the North Wales district) Edward Humphreys (secretary), Peter Jones-Roberts (secretary-pro. tern,-c,f the Welsh Gymanfa), W. Watkinshaw (secretary of the Cardiff and Swansea district), and John Hughes, Glanystwyth, (the book steward and editor of the Eurgrawn." The Revs. John Felix and T. N. Roberts, from the North-West district, were also present. The former bad been appointed to convene a committee to arrange for presenting the Rev. H. Price Hughes with 'an illuminated address at the Welsh Gymanfa. The address is solely got up by the Synods of the Welsh districts. Several committees were held on Monday to prepare for Tuesday, and sermons were preached at Tre'rddol in the evening. It was rather strange to see the Tre'rddol neighbourhood so alive with vehicles of all kinds, including bicycles. All the ministers of the district were to be present en Monday, and were comfortably acccmodated all over the country. TUESDAY-THE PASTORAL SESSION. At 9.30 a.m. all the ministers of the district met. The prescribed portion of Scripture was read by the district secretary, and an appropriate prayer was offererl by the Rev. P. Jones, Brynmawr. All the ministers were present to answer to their names with the exception of the Rev. Henry Parry, Swansea, who was unavoidably absent on account of ill-health. The Rev. P. Jones was requested to send him a letter of condolence. The..rderof business first dealt with the ministers' character. Methodism has all along been marked by her care in dealing with these questions. It is minutely enquired whether there is any objection to any minister or probationer, as regards his moral and religious character—his believing and preaching the Methodist doctrine, or Lis duly observing and enforcing the Methodist discipline. The answers throughout were in the affirmative. One minister had married since the last May Synod—the Rev. Ll. A. Jones, Aberayron, and the Synod was perfectly satisfied that all the rules had been duly observed. Two ministers had died since the last Conference, viz., the Rev. J. M. Owen, Mountain Ash, and the Rev. John Rees (supernumerary), Pontypridd. Obituaries were presented by the Revs. T. J. Pritchard and T. Jones, and were approved hy the Synod. These obituaries will again be considered by the Welsh Gymanfa, and inserted in the minutes cf the Conference. The Rev. Robert Hughes, St. David's, wished to become a. super- numerary at the ensuing Conference, and was recommended as such, having travelled 38 years. A long and profitable discussion took place con- cerning the work of God in the district, and especially on the schedule of -membership placed before the meeting. Several circuits reported considerable increase in spite of the strike of 1898 which naturally told unfavourably on the most southern circuits. At this juncture the Resolu- tions on pastoral work" and Wesley's Twelve rules of a helper" were read by the Rev. A. C. Pearce. Words of encouragement were spoken by the Rev. H. Jones to which the synod attentively listened. Mr. Jones is always heartily welcomed by the S. W. Synod, and invariably claims a closest hearing. Three candidates tor the ministry had been recommended by their respective quarterly meet- ings, and had successfully passed the Preliminary Examination viz. Messrs G. B. Roberts, Borth; R. Eurog Jones, Kidwelley; and H. P. Atkins, Peny- graig. The three were closely examined by the Chairman, and were recommended as eligible for examination before the July Committee. The report of the District Probationers' Examina- was read by the Exam. Sec., Rev. A. C. Pearce, and a resolution was passed expressing that the results were quite satisfactory, and that the book lists were very good. Three cf the examined bad obtained honours viz. D. Roberts, Tonypandy C. Rowlands, Aberayron and E. Berwyn Roberts, Pontrhydygroes. The last two were also recommended to be admitted as minister into full connexion with the Confer- ence, having completed their four years probation. They will be ordained together with another can- didate from North Wales at the Welsh Gymanfa, which is to be held at Machynlleth in June 12-15. The Rev. H. Price Hughes, president of the Con- ference will be present, and the ordination is to take place on Wednesday, June 13th. Great interest will undoubteuly be shown since a Welsh Ordination is an introduction of a new element into the history of Welsh Methodism. The charge will be delivered by the Rev. P. O. Jones. It is no wonder therefore that the synod rose to extreme excitement when the representatives were elected to the Pastoral Session of the Gymanfa. The following were the persons elected: Revs. Rice Owen, chairman; and T. Manuel, secretary, (both ex-officio), John Humphreys, Aberystwyth; T. J. Pritchard, Wm. Morgan. Aberystwyth, J. Rowlands, Lampeter D. Morgan, D. Darley Davies, Machyn- lleth; E. Isaac, Corris; T. Jones, J. Jones, D. Wil- liams. The ministers elected to represent the district at the ensuing conference, which is to be held in London in July, were the Revs. T. Manuel and T. J. Prichard, during its representative session, and the Revs. J. Rowlands, Lampeter, Jacob Prichard, and A. C. Pearce for the pastoral session. The Rev. Rice Owen was again elected to represent the district on the stationing committee, which prac- tically means that he is also to be chairman for another year. Oa Tuesday evening the Rev. H. Jones, N. W., chairman, delivered a powerful sermon at Tre'rddol to a large congregation. WEDNESDAY.—REPRESENTATIVE SESSION. At 10 a.T.,I., the ministers and the lay representa- tives of the district met. The lay representation was unusually large this year. Messrs. Collins and H. L. Evans represented the Aberystwyth circuit. A portion of Scripture was read by the district secretary, and a prayer was offered by Mr. Edward Rees, J.P., Machynlleth. The session first dealt with finances relating to removal expenses of ministers to circuits, afflictions circuit supplies, furniture, circuit travelling, and connexional expenses. Everybody acquainted with Methodism will admit that it is a detailed piece of mechanism, but these minute points were readily finished with. A lively discussion took place on the Twentieth Century Fund—the million guineas scheme—and it is hoped that 6000 guineas will be raised in the district. Several practical sugges- t, s tions were made regarding the most suitable means of raising the money. The Aberystwyth circuit intends raisins 700 guineas. Close attention was paid to the opening of new causes, especially in neighbourhoods where the population is rapidly increasing. The course of the discussion showed that great care is taken throughout the district in adaptation to needs. A letter was read from Mr. Delta Davies, St. David's, in the form of a resolution, expressing thankfulness to God for the Divine care which still attends Her Majesty the Queen, and praying that Her Majesty be yet long spared. It was agreed to make an application to Confer- ence for permission to re-open the chapel at Car- marthen, and to appoint a lay agent there under z;1 the Home Mission. On the question whether any circuit was pre- pared to take a married instead of a single minister at the next conference, Messrs. Thomas Owen, Goginan, and David Jones, Pontrhydygroes, took part in defence of the incompetence of Pontrhydy- groes, in the Ystymtuen circuit, to comply with the request. The following circuits were also under the same obligation :—Merthyr, Tredegar, Aber- dare, Brynmawr, and Swansea. All pleaded in- ability, but it was agreed that the Chairman should visit the June quarterly meeting at Merthyr and Tredegar for the purpose of urging those circuits I to take ordained ministers on certain conditions. In the case of Brynmawr, it was passed that the matter be-adjourned for another year. The Synod was petitioned by the Treorchy circuit to consider the desirability of forming Blaengarw into a separate portion under the direction of the Home Mission. But after a slight discussion the subject was dismissed. The next May Synod will be welcomed by the Ferndale friends, and the Financial Synod in September by the Kidwelly friends. The resolutions agreed to by the United Com- mittee on the Book Room affairs at Bangor, which was held at Liverpool, were clearly read by Mr. D. Davies-Williams, Machynlleth, and they were unanimously accepted. A vote of thanks was also moved and carried to the Committee for their labour of love. A new hymn-book is now com- pleted, and will scon be published in two forms by Messrs. Samuel Hughes, Bangor. Professors Wilfrid Jones, R.A.M.. and Morgan Harries, R.A.M., and Maengwyn Davies, R.A.M., have been requested to consult each other re the bringing out of a new tune book and Mr. Emlyn Evans is to act as general editor. The lay representatives to the coming con- ference are Messrs. Delta Davies, St. David's; David Jones, Van Mines, and Wm. Hopkins, Llandilo The laymen showed similar excitement on the question of representation to the Welsh Gymanfa, and the following ten clected:—Edward Roes, J.P., Machynlleth; Delta Davies, William Hopkins, Llandilo; Richard Williams, Llanidloes; D. Davies-Williams, Machynlleth; David Harries, Mountain Ash; T. Bevan, Ferndale Gomer Thomas, Pontypridd; H. L. Evans, Aberystwyth; and W. Lane, Swansea. The report of the Foreign Mission within the district was presented by the Treasurer, Mr. E. Rees, which showed an increase of £ 30 on the pre- ceding year. It was remarked that this increase was mostly due to the circuits that were most keenly affected by the great coal strike. The in- crease undoubtedly speaks very favourably of the spiritual aspect of the work. The Rev. John Hughes (Glanystwyth) was over- whelmingly re-elected as the Book Steward and the editor of the "Eurgrawn." There were three nominations for the editorship of the Winllan"— J. Humphreys, Aberystwyth, J. P. Roberts, Coed- pceth, and W. C. Evans, Bethesda, but the first was cleanly re-elected. Several cases of rew chapels, etc., were discussed and grants were allowed in several cases. Recommendations from the N. W. Synod respect- ing the Twentieth Century Fund were placed before the meeting, and the following were unani- mously agreed to I. (1) That the fund is to be util- ised to assist in purchasing sites and erecting Wes- leyan places of worship, wnether they be chapels, Sunday School or Mission Rooms, and ministers' houses, in any part of the Welsh districts, and to assist in completing great undertakings which are already begun. (2) For educational purposes con- nected with the Wesleyan Church, and to prcmote the mental cultivation and training cf local pr each- ers. P.S.—That a sum of money is to be allocated to found scholarships in Universities, and to be held by successful candidates for the Welsh Wes- leyan ministry; and to assist promising candidates to obtain such scholarships. (3) For Home Mission and Temperance work. (4) To assist the children's Home. P.S.—That the Secretary should endeavour to know from Dr. Stephenson whether he will found a branch of the Children's Home in Wales. The Committee, were that done, wculd readily vote a substantial sum in _aid of the Children's Home. II. That the Fund is to be apportioned as follows1. Tu assist in the erection of chapels, etc., 30 per cent; 2. For Education and Children's Home, 20 per cent; 3. For the Home Mission, 5f) per cent. III. That the money collected in both districts are to form one Fund, and to be adminis- tered Ly the Gymanfa; but that every request for grant is to be considered the District Synod's. A 11 th" .ntn,¡¡!1tions WP1'P rp(1ilv RCCCnted with the exception of the last clause, which evoked a not discussion. The Rev. Edward Humphreys, Liverpool, delivered a sweeping speech which evidently inclined the meeting to tIe original clause. On Wednesday evening a public meeting was held at Tre'rddol in aid of the Million Guineas Scheme. It was ably presided over by the Rev. Wm. Morgan, Aberystwyth, who delivered a rousing opening speech. Part was taken also by Messrs. J. P. Powell, Cardiff; T). Harris, Mountain Ash; D' Davies-Williams, ar.d Edward Rees, J.P.^and the Rev. R. Roberts (Robertus). The sum of 130 guineas was promised in the meeting by the Tre'r- ddol friends alone. ON THURSDAY, The ministers and laymen again met to deal with Sunday School and Temperance. Both reports were very favc urable. A resolution was warmly passed condemning the National Eisteddfod Committee in allowing the selling of intoxicants en the Eisteddfod premises. The meeting was equally alive to the publishing of Sunday newspapers. The Seiat Fawr was held at 8-30, and the Rev. Richard Roberts, London, the President of the Conference, preached to a large congregation at 10. A second chapel was soon filled in the afternoon, and there were two overflow meetings held at night. Coaches ran from Aberystwyth, and the whole neighbourhood was covered with vehicles and people from all parts. Great gratitude is due to the Rev. J. Rowlands, Tre'rddol, for his un- equall-ed arrangements. A vote of thanks was cheeringly afforded to Mrs. Price, Park Lodge, tor serving the tables with flowers, jellies, cakes, and blanc-manclie.
VELINDRE, Llandyssil. EISTEDDFOD.—A very successful eisteddfod was held at the National Schoolroom, Velindre, on Wliit- Monday, May 22nd, under the presidency of the Rev. W. Vaughan Edwards, Saron. A very able and efficient conductor was found in the person of the Rev. W. E. Davies, Drefach. The adjudicators were —Music, Mr. J. Caeralaw Jones, Carmarthen poetry, Rev. J. Caedfryn Davies, Il.S.o.; literary composi- tions, recitations, &c., the Rev. j. Williams, Vicarage, Llangeler, and the Rev. H. Evans, Siloh, Llangeler; prize bags, Mrs. Lewis, Weiros Hall, and Miss Jenkins, School House, Velindre. The programme was as follows:—Pianoforte duet by Miss Thomas, Glyncoed, and Mr. D. Jenkins, Velindres; recitation for children under 15, "Addurr.d Plentyn," Miss Esther Ann Jones, Dauycapel, Llanllwni; solo for children under 15, "Er mewn tloty heb unfam," Sarah Ann Jones, Ddolwen, Cilrhedyn; prize bags, Mrs. D. C. Jones, Llandyssul; soprano solo, "Neges y Blodeuvn," Miss Mary Jones, Cilgwyn, Pontwelly, Llandyssul; stanza, "YGawodHat," Mr. J. Edwards (Firwdynog), Newcastle-Emlyn; solo to those that had not won before, Mr. n. Thomas, Nantgaran, Peiirhiwllan, Llandyssul; contralto solo, "Pa le mac'r amen," Miss Edith Jones, Bargoed Villa, Drefach; debate, divided between Mr. E. Tegryd Rees and friend, Llanllwni, and Mr. J. Jones and friend, Bankyrafon; love letter, Mr. J. E. Davies, Emlyn Grammar School, No wcast le-Emlyn; quartette, "Pan gilia'r niwl," divided between Mr. S. W. Owen and friends, Penboyr, and Mr. J. Davies and friends, Newcastle-Emlyn; letter from a prodigal son to his father, Mr. E. Tegryd Rees, Plas Villa, Llanllwni, Pcncader; essay on "Y moddigri goreu i rwystro dylanwad Pabyddiaeth ar ein ceiicdl," Mr. Johnny Evans, Penpit, Pontarddulais; baritone solo, "Y nvorwr a'i bachgcn," Mr. Llewellyn Thomas, New- castle-Emlyn; tour stanzas, "Mair ac loan wrth y groes," Mr. D. Rees, Llanybyther; ladies" choir, "Llongau Madng," < nly or.e competed, under the leadership of Mr. S. W. Owen, Pantmelvn, Penboyr, which was well worthy of the prize; button hole, divided between Mr. J. and Mrs. Williams, of Llwyn- dyrys, Drefach singing on first sight, Mr. T. Thomas, Giliach Mills, Velindre; elegy to the late Mrs. H. Davies, wife of Mr. J. D. Davies, bookseller, Drefach, Mr. D. C. Jones, Prudential Agent, Llandyssul; duet, I Y rhosyn a'r hh," Mr. Top, Griffiths- and friend, Abcrbanc; recitation, "The Storm" (HwfaMon); Mr. Evan Evans, tailor, Adpar, Newcastle-Emlyn, tenor solo, "Y Bugail," Mr. Tom Griffiths, Aberbanc chief choral competition, "Blodeuyn bach wyf ft mewn gardd." Three choirs competed, Henllan United, Mr. T. Luke, Abcrdarc; Drefach and Velin- dre United, Mr. J. O. Jones, Drefelin; and Llangeler United, Mr. Dan Lewis, Penygraig, Llangeler. The prize was awarded to Henllan United; therefore Mr. T. Luke took the silver medal. The hon. sec. (Mr. T. Jones, Pantyrodyn, is to be much congratulated on the success of this eisteddfod. The proceeds were in aid of the Closygraig Methodist Chapel, and a very substantial sum was realised.
MACIIYNLLETH. SALE.—To-morrow Messrs R. Gillart & Son will bold a sale of useful household furniture at Stafford House. For further particulars see advertisement. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY._At the English Presbyterian Chapel, last Sunday afternoon, the annual meeting of the Sunday School was held, Mr. H. H. Meyler, M.A., presided, while Mr. J. Rowlands, solicitor, the Superintendent of the school conducted. The singing was wholly from Sankey's New Hymns, and solos under the leading of Mr. T). P. Jones. Miss Evans. Pendre, accom- panied on the harmonium. Addresses were delivered by the Chairman, who urged all to stand firm to the truths of their fathers, referring to the Romanising agitation in Wales; by Mr, E. Ll. Evans on the statistical position of the school, showing that it increased both in numbers and ►attendance; by Rev E. Williams pastor on the standard work and commiting to memory lessons. Mrs. Evans presented the successful scholars who passed their standard examination for the last year with certificates from the Gymanfa Ysgolion "at Dinas Mawddwy (list in the "Gazette" last week). Also the successful competitors in the monthly meeting written examination. Mrs. Williams presented prize books for good conduct and com- mitting to memory during the year. The meeting was well attended by parents who appeared very appreciative of the work done while the scholars were highly pleased with their prizes and en- couraged to further faithfulness during the coming year in fresh fields and pastures new.
BLAENAU FESTINIOG. LIGHTING THE TOWN.—The monthly meeting of the estinioar District Council was held on Friday evening. Mr. William Owen, Plas Waenydd, presiding. Mr. AIltwen Williams, the surveyor, presented an eloborate report on the gas works and electrical supply, which he had been requested to furnish by the Council. He pointed out that the gasometer at Blaenau was inadequate, and the works were small, inadequate, and in a bad cohdition, and utterly in- efficient for supplying the town with gas. Before the present work could be rendered of practical use, an outlay of about L3,000 would be required. Owing to the wretched condition of the main, there was a leakage of about 1,432,000 cubic feet of gas. JIe was of opinion that it would not be wise to spend a larger amount to improve the present gasworks. He recommended that the Council should apply for electric lighting powers, and that the service of some expert be secured to report upon the matter. Mr. Humphrey Roberts, Tanygrisiau, proposed that the company now working the electric light in the town be approached, with the view of doing the whole work, and Mr. Cadwaladr Roberts proposed, as an amendment, that the suggestion of the committee to osk for a Provisional Orderfrom the Board of Trade be approved. Alderman E. H. Jonathan, in seconding, suggested that the work be done by the local author- ity, as being more economical. The amendment was carried by a large majority. Instructions were issued to the police to prosecute all persons riding bicycles at a rate of more than six miles an hour. especially in the town, and several members expressed themselves strongly on tlu) subject.
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WELSH PARLIAMENTARY PARTY. fJm.-A copy of your issue of last week has come before me, and it is very gratifying, I can assure you, to an old Aberystwythian to see so vigorous, and in every way excellent a paper emanating from y I the old town. If I may say so, the letter of your Parliamentary Correspondent, impresses me as a specially attractive, feature. I have not the remotest idea who he may be, but it is evident he, in addition to being well informed, deals with matters with an even hand, two features of essential importance to the Welsh public. I observe that in the issue referred to attention is called to the action taken by the Welsh members at their recent gathering as a party, if party it may be called, touching their relations with the Liberal Party. Needless to say this in a matter of vital moment to the people of Wales, and one that it is necessary every possible light should be thrown upon, to enable the country to dispassionately de- liberate upon the trend of events. Reference is also made to the action taken by Mr. Bryn Roberts in relation to Transvaal, and this I am especially glad so see. Far too little attention is paid to the action taken by the one or two of the Welsh repre- sentatives who have interested themselves in Im- perial matters, and to the unaccountable indiffer- ence of all the Welsh members, excepting Mr. Bryn Roberts, in South African affairs, judged from a Welsh standpoint. I say Welsh standpoint ad- visedly, for inasmuch as there has been a char- acteristically Welsh point of view, from which the struggles for freedom in Italy, and the small nationalities of Eastern Europe, not to mention Ireland, have been looked at, so also is there a Welsh point of view to judge Transvaal matters, and indeed all Imperial matters from. Two of the Welsh representatives, have called the atten- tion of the House to the situalion in the Transvaal. Mr. Ellis Griffiths has put many questions, presum- ably, not in the interest of the Boer Republic, the people to whom the Transvaal is their country, in the sense that Welshmen speak of Wales as theirs. I say presumably, for I judge of the questions put by Mr. Griffiths from a Welsh standpoint, and his interference as that of a Welsh member. Mr. Bryn Roberts, on the other hand, has put questions and propounded views, that leave no manner of doubt as to where his sympathies lay. It is char- acteristic of him to leave no one in doubt regard- ing his opinions or intentions, and can there be any doubt that he pre-eminently speaks the Welsh mind on this Transvaal question. Surely, there must be much in common between the condition of affairs in the South African Republics and what has been the condition of things in Wales; and in the con- duct of the Colonial office towards them, to what has been the conduct of the English towards Wales. Reference to standard books on the history of the Boers will, I think, conclusively prove this, and the events of the past few -v*ars, will further substantiate it. And yet, Mr. Bryn Roberts has been the only spokesman from among the Welsh members, who has shewn Welsh sympathy with the Boers. I must say this amazes me-I have often asked friends as to why this is so. More than once I have been cynically told that several of the younger Welsh members were brought some years ago under the personal influence of Mr. Cecil Rhodes, indeed were subjected to what is considered the most captivating of influences, that of baying 11 their legs under his mahogany" I con- sider this, however, to be said more in jest than earnest, but cannot for the life of me understand why the Welsh members have been silent on their vital question of Imperial politics. National Liberal Club, London. W.
MACHYNLLETH MARKETS. SIR,—I am glad to find in last week's issue of your valuable paper, a letter from a correspondent regarding Machynlleth markets. Machynlleth is a market town. It has a market day and a market hall, but no market. This is not because the town is not situated in a district fruitful enough in agricultural produce, but the fault lies in the fact that it has really no fixed place were the producers are expected to offer and show their goods, and where buyers can expect a supply of same. What little marketing is done the farmers bring to the town under a tacit agreement with the shopkeepers that they are to be exchanged for groceries, &c. There is nothing wrong in that. if the shopkeepers contract with the farmers that they will buy their produce if they buy goods in return, that is quite a straightforward and businesslike transaction. But where the evil comes in, and what is certainly the reason for the disappearance of our markets is, that those pro- ducers who have no such agieement have to hawk their goods from house to house. No one can find fault with them, they have nothing else to do. Machynlleth is their market town and they have goods produced within the district, where are they to sell their goods but in Machynlleth ? But the best class of farmers are getting tired of this apart from the worry this entails, they are never certain that they can dispose of their goods in this manner. Householders are tired of it because they do not care to be troubled constantly by these visits. Buyers from other places do not come here be- cause they are never sure they can have what they require. It is all a market of Hit or Miss." Very often farmers go home loaded with produce they could not dispose of while would-be-buyers have returned home empty from not coming in contact with one another, whereas if there had been a proper market place both buyers and sellers would go home gladly having made some business. Farmers and buyers uow leave our markets for others where such accomodation is provided for them. The town ought certainly for its own success as well as the district have a fixed market place. I have stated that Machyn- lleth has a market hall. So it has, but it is the property of a private company. As such, it has no power, neither has the Council, to compel these people to bring their produce there. The Company has to make it pay, and, consequently, I must think the ball is now used on market and fair days in a very different manner to the original idea that prompted the shareholders to build the hall. For instance, take the last fair. There were a few stalls selling meat, fish, green- grocery, confectionery, and Welsh flannel (kept by residents of the town and neighbourhood), all of which one would expect to find in a market at Machynlleth, being the produce of the district. But the place was literally filled with tradespeople from New town, Jerusalem, and other towns, with every conceivable sort of goods-quite a Whiteley on a small scale. I shall state a few: Millinery, fancy and other drapery, remnants, fancy goods, jewellery, sewing machines, boots and shoes, books, china and earthenware, grocery, etc., etc. So that, instead of the Market-hall being a help to the trade of the town, I must consider it now an opposition show-the rainy day rendezvous of tradesmen of other towns, who infest our fairs and markets, coming in at 6 o'clock in the morning and leaving at 7 o'clock in the evening. They bombard the streets on a fine day, but, if it rains, we have a convenient hall for them to carry on their trade. I really think the Council ought to try to bring the hall to its proper use. We cannot blame the Company, they have invested their money in it, and built it for the furtherance of the trade of the town. They have now, as I stated before, to make it pay to have a return for their money. They have tried more than once to establish bona fide markets there, but failed, having no power of compulsion. The Council has that, and, I think, that if they can buy or lease the hall for the town at reasonable terms they should do so. This would also settle the Free Library Question. A part of the hall could be apportioned for that object. The present mayor is the father of that Question. Will he not bring this matter forward during his term of office ? FLORESA MAGLONA.
TWRGWYN. SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL.—The Sunday School Anniversary of the Calvinistic Methodist was held this year at the above well-known chapel, on Whit- Monday. The schools included Twrgwyn, Salem, Bryn, and Capel Drindod. The first two were catechised by the Rev. J. C. Evans, Borth, and the ast two by the Rev. E. Morris, Aberayron. In the evening the Rev. J. E. Evans preached to a large congregation.
TALYBONT. At the Congregational Festival last week certificates were given to the following for having passed the tonic solfa examination:—Junior Class Blodwen Jones. Clarach; John Meredith Edwards, Clarach Evan Morgan Jones, Clarach Myfanwy Lewis,, Salem; and Lilly May Lewis. Salem. Elementary Class: John Meredith Edwards, Clarach Annie Richards, Salem; Mary Evans, Salem Heber Hugh Lewis, Salem; David Richard Edwards, Talybont and Hugh James Davies, Talybont. Intermediate Class: Kate Davies, Talybont: Howard Hughes, Talybont; and Austin Hughes, Talybont. The esaminer was Mr. D. O. I Edwards, Talybont.
PARC-Y-GLO.—In reply to a query on this subject I may say that in days gone by a large coal-yard in Trefechan, situate somewhere on the site of Mr. D. C. Roberts, Saw Mills, went by the name of Parc-y-glo. All the coal supply of the country were then brought by sea, and Parc-y-glo was one of the busiest spots in the town. When asking an old gentleman the other day to direct me to the Public Library, he told me I should find it in the Ball Rooms at the top of the street. On getting there, I found the printed words, Assembly Rooms," above the door. Will any reader be good enough to tell me why the place should have been called Ball Rooms?" VISITOR.
Queries. Can any of our readers srive nersnnal PTnori'pnpoc I in the matter of the following customs and super- stitions ? Where met with, when, and under what circumstances ? 1. After a death, the nurse or some other ser- vant used to go round to bid to berrin (funeral). 2. Tolling the passing bell. What number of strokes for a male, a female, &c. ? 3. "Berrin-cake," sometimes wrapped in fine writing paper, and sealed with black wax. 4. Strewing flowers before the house at a wed- ding. 5. Giving a child, the first time it is sent out with its nurse, an egg, a penny loaf, and a bunch of matches also salt. 6. Rush-bearing to strew the church floor. 7. Simnel cake, made of saffron, on Mid Lent, or Mothering Sunday. 8. Riding the stang (pole), or setting a scolding wife on a lean old horse, face to tail, and parading the village with clamour of frying pans. 9. Hanging bushes before each others' doors on a May morning, e.g., a branch of birch signifying a pretty girl; alder, or owler, as it was formerly named, for a scold; oak for a good woman broom, a good housewife; gorse, nettles, sawdust, or syca- more to cast the very worst imputations on a woman's character. 10. Curtseying to the new moon and turning money in the pocket, which ought to be doubled before the moon is old. 11. Shutting the eyes at the sight of a pie-bald horse, wishing a secret wish, taking care never to see same horse again, or it would spoil the charm. 12. The dog rose is unlucky in a girl's sight; if you give one, you will quarrel with the person, however dear. 13. The opinion that the fox glove is not like other flowers; it has knowledge, it knows when a spirit passes and bows the head. 14. Care to have money in pocket when hearing the first note of the cuckoo, for then rich or poor through the year accordingly. 15. No person can die on a bed in which are feathers of the pigeons, or any wild birds. 16. Unlucky to purposely dig up a young yew tree. Notes on any of these subjects will be of real interest. CELT.
THE ELLIS MEMORIAL. A town's meeting was held at Blaenau Festiniog on Wednesday night last to consider what steps PS should be taken to commerate the work of the late Mr. Thomas Ellis. Mr. William Owen, Plas Weunydd, who presided, said that Festiniog, of all places, was most indebted to the late member. He had worked in season and out of season to further the wishes of the inhabitants, particularly in edu- cational matters. It was mainly through his efforts tnat ;bl,UUU was obtained towards technical in- struction in the intermediate school, and whenever he was approached he was invariably alive to the wants of Wales. It mattered not what were the politics of those who applied for his assistance. It was unanimously resolved that a strong committee should be formed to carry out a scheme for rising subscriptions in connection with the County Committee. Mr. W. Owen was appointed chair- man, Mr. E. Davies (North and South Wales Bank) secretary, and Mr. Owen Jones, Erwfair, treasurer, and a number of workmen as a committee.—Mr. E. P. Jones, chairman of the County Council, sug- gested that the children of the elementary and intermediate schools be asked to contribute a penny each towards the fund. He felt that it was im- portant that Mr. Ellis's memory should be kept green among the rising generation. He had done much for them, and they ought in common grati- tude to remember what he had done.—It appears that the quarrymen are in favour of establishing a scholarship in connection with the intermediate school in memory of Mr. Ellis. A meeting has been held at Birmingham for the purpose of forming a general committee in the Midlands, in order to raise funds for the Ellis Memorial. Mr. E. Howells, in proposing cordial sympathy with the project, argued that as Welsh col leges and a University had been established, some- thing of the nature of scholarships to country lads and lasses might be founded. He suggested that the Memorial should be of such a character that it would bear out the late Mr. T. E. Ellis's greatest desire, namely, that it should be essentially edu- cational, and therefore something more lasting than brass. Mr. R. M. John, in seconding the motion, urged that a memorial in the form of scholarships, to be known as the Ellis Scholarships from the elementary to the higher educational establishments, should be instituted. Dr. Floyd Owen proposed: That the Executive Committee which is formed take means to collect subscriptions for the Memorial." This was seconded and carried.
Sir Marteine and Lady Lloyd of Bronwydd are staying at Aberystwyth at present. Miss E. P. Hughes, of Newham College, Cam*' bridge, paid a visit to Aberystwyth last week in order to attend a meeting of the Council of the College. Messrs Mander Brothers of Wolverhampton, the well-known ink manufacturers, have taken Bod- talog, Merionethshire, where they will reside during the summer season. 11 Lady Amherst is on a visit to Crosswood Park. Her Ladyship broke her journey at Aberystwyth in order to pay a visit to the Infirmary. The ab- sence of many years from the district has not in the least abated her Ladyship's interest in that noble institution.
The recognition services in connection with the settlement of the Rev. T. M. Rees, late of Mynydd- islwyn, South Wales, as pastor of the English Congregational Church at Buckley, near Chester, were held on Wednesday. Among those who took part in the services were the Revs. Jonathan Evans. Rochdale (late pastor of the Church), T. J. Hughes, Maesycymmer J. Idloes Edwards, O. Tideman, Thomas Roberts, Mold, &c. In his inaugural address at the annual conference of the Yorkshire Association of Baptist Churches. Alderman Ilorsfall, of Sutton, said it was impos- sible to close their eyes to the fact that many of the aristocracy were turning towards Rome, the religion of which was almost as materialistic as idolatry; and it behoved all Free Churches to join hands with Episcopalians in driving out this religion which had been so long a snake in the grass.
LLANDYSSUL. DEATH OF MR J. R. PHILLIPS.-We regret to chronicle the dezlth of Mr. J. R. Phillips, headmaster of the National Schools, which took place last Friday. The deceased, who was about 43 years of age, was well-known as an intelligent and ardent musician, his forte being the training and con- ducting of children's choirs. Whenever his choir entered the competition lists, it almost invariably came off victorious. SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL,—The annual festival of the Congregationalist Sunday School of the above district was held at Seion, Llandyssul, on Whit-Monday, the 22nd inst. The schools included in the Union are: Bwlchygroes, Carmel, Gwenllwyn, Horeb, and Seion, Llandyssul. There was a very good attendance, especially in the afternoon meet- ing. The conductor was Mr. Samuel Richards, of Bwlchygroes, who, by his dignified manner, im- pressed both the choristers and the audiences. At 9.30 the first meeting was held, under the presidency of the Rev. T. P. Phillips, Llandyssul; and the following tunes and anthem were sung: "Aylesbury," Llanidloes," Glan Teifi," Llandeilo," Dix," Armagedon," and the anthem, "Gogoniant i Gymru," (Dr. Parry,) They were also catechised in the fifth chapter of the epistle to the Romans, by the Rev. B. Davies, Trelech. At 2 p.m. the afternoon meeting was held, and the Rev. T. P. Phillips, presided over again. The following tunes were sung Glasfryn," Edom," St. Martin," Rhad Ras, Tanymond, Hungerford," York," Adgyfodiad," St. Sylvester," and chant Troyte." The organist was Mr. D. Jones, the Shop, Llandyssul, who is to be congratulated on the successful manner in which he kept the musical part of the afternoon in hand. At 6 p.m. the evening meeting was held, when the Rev. Ben Davies, Trelech, preached at Seion to a large number of people.
Educational. MISS PIIILLIPS9 CERT. R.A.M., R.C.M., AND TRINITY COLLEGE, LONDON, 0RGANIST OF WESLEY QHURCH, With experience in successfully preparing for the above Examinations. Receives Pupils for Organ, Pianoforte, and Singing. Terms on Application. ADDRESS 34, PIER STREET. HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS VICTORIA HOUSE, VICTOKIA (MASBE) fJEEEACE, A BERYSTWYTH. SEPARATE KINDERGARTEN. PRINCIPAL Miss KATE B. LLOYD. Certificated Mistress, Assisted by a Staff of highly qualified Resident Governesses. REFERENCES— Thomas Jones, Esq., B.A., H.M. Inspector of School Llanelly; The Rev. O. Evans, D.D., King's Cross, London. E. H. Short, Esq., H.M. Inspector, Aberystwyth. Principal Edwards, D. D., Bala Theological College. Principal Roberts, M.A., U.C.W. Principal Prys, M.A., Trcvecca College. Dr Scholle Aberdeen Universitv. Rev T. A Penry, Aberystwyth. Pupils prepared for the London and Welsh Matricu- lations, Oxford and Cambridge Examinations, &c. For Terms, &c., apply PRINCIPAL. ABERYSTWYTH COUNTY SCHOOL HEADMASTER jyp. JQAVID jgAMUEL, M.A., (Cantab). 0 SENIOR MISTRESS: ]M[ISS J^DITU JgWART, M.A., (Vict> ASSISTANT MASTEES AND MISTRESS Ty[R- JpEARSON JpULLER^M.A. MR. T IIOMAS 0 WEKS, Late Headmaster of the Aberystwyth Commercial and Grammar School. MKS MAuDE 14UGHES, B.Sc. (Lend)- DRAWING: MR. J. H. APPLETOX, Cert. Art Master. DRILL: SERJEANT-MAJOR W. J LONG. JOHN EVANS, 6, Portland Street, Clerk. Aberystwyth. Business Notices. TEMPERANCE COMMERCIAL HOTEL, STATION TERRACE, LAMPETER. Two Minutes walk from the Railway Station. WELL-AIRED BEDS. BATH ROOM. CHARGES MODERATE PROPRIETOR-MISS S. A. WALTERS. DAYIES BROS., WILL SHORTLY OPEN A NEW PHARMACY IN COLLEGE STREET, LAMPETER. MR. STEPHEN H. EVANS AUCTIONEER, LAND AGENT AND TALUER. OFFICES HARFORD SQUARE, LAMPETER. OM FOR HIGH-CLASS OUTFITS GO TO TOM JONES, COLLEGE STREET, LAMPETER LATEST STYLE IN TAILORING COM- BINED WITH MODERATE CHARGES. — ———————————————— ————————— 1; ARTIFICIAL TEETH. ARTIFICIAL TEETH. MR. JAMES REES (Seventeen years with Messrs. Murphy and Itewley), 4 rpRINITY jpLACE, ABERYSTWYTH. MR. REES visits TREGARON first and last Tuesday in each Month at Mrs. Williams, Stanley House. Visits Machynlleth the Second and Fourth Wednes- days in each Month at Mrs. Evans, Chima Shop, Maengwyn Street. Visits Lampeter the First and Third Fridays in each Month, at R. Evans, milliner, 18, Harford Square. CHARGES MODERATE. FOB PURE CONFECTIONERY IN ALL VARIETIES GO TO MORGANS', AT 16, TERRACE ROAD, 27, PIER STREE AND AT WHOLESALE DEPOT- 55, NORTH PARADE. ABERYSTWYTH The only practical Sugar-Boiler in the town. Fifteen years experience. Shops supplied at lowest terms. FOR THE BEST SELECTION OF ALL KINDS OF TOOLS, TABLE CUTLERY, ELI:CTR#-PLATEI> GOODS, POCKET KNIVES, RAZORS AND SCISSORS,, CALL AT WM. I-I. JONES' IRONMONGERY AND TOOL DEPOT, J^/ £ ARKET JGTREET, ^EERY«RWYTH. ALSO THE LARGEST BTOCK OF YALTFJ.T.GJV WARE IN TOWN.
» Time. Is not our universal method of speaking of time in units of centuries, years, and hours, rather too impersonal and misleading to us in our efforts to grasp the idea of lapse of time in our own lives ? Should we not measure it in pulse beats, or heart throbs, or life strokes, and would not this then lead us to a more close knowledge of the existence of ourselves in relation to the world and our duties as the days roll by ? ALBERT GRESSWELL.