To the Fallen in Battle. How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest When Spring, with dewy finger's cold, Returns to deck their hallow'd mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet.bave ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray. To bless the turf that wraps their clay, And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there I COLLINS. +
On Work. If we would face the future, we must work on courageously from day to day. It is in the stead- fast hope of an existence after death, where tears shall be wiped from every eye, that we are enabled to live through the sorrows and troubles of this life. A fhan's true wealth hereafter is the good he does in this world to his fellow-creatures. When he dies people will say, What property has he left 1" But the angels who examine him will ask, What good deeds hast thou sent before thee" SAMUEL SMILES. +.
TIDY TAL-Y-BONT Wants a Village Hall. BY PHILIP SIDNEY." Talybont—which means near the bridge-is a typical village, retaining much of its old world looks and manners. It lies on the high road from Aberystwyth to Machynlleth, on the rivers Lerry and Ceulan. Its old village green, on which the fairs are held still remains intact, and with a little care bestowed upon it by the Parish Council might be made a spot of much beauty. Contiguous to it are the two Lions "—the only licensed houses in the village, and it would seem that any attempt to enclose the green by a simple palissading rises the ire of these Black' and White beasts 1 We all know of The lion and the unicorn Fighting for the Crown," but this seems to be a case of- Thto lion and his neighbour Fighting o'er the green I Anyway the green ought to be enclosed and protected. The places of worship are an iron building for the established Church, and three chapels for the Baptists, Methodists and Independents. The Board school, which since 1894 has super- seded the British School, has an average attend- ance of 150 scholars, whose bright, intelligent faces and orderly behaviour —even at a surprise visit- tell the welcome tale that they enjoy the advant- ages which accrue from the gentle, but firm rule of a competent head master, and sympathetic mistress. Five active flannel manufactories, and near lead and copper mines, once again in going order, give signs of healthy trade. The reading room and library might not un- naturally enlarge their scope of work and become of still greater use in the village and neighbour- hood. As it is, similar institutions in smaller villages which have come under my personal view are ahead of Talybont in this all important institution. The real and pressing need, now and for long past felt by the 800 inhabitants here is the want of a central village hall, which could be used for all I public purposes. A site which commends itself to those who have studied the matter is that on the opposite side of the road to the school house, being part of a small field on the Gogerddan estate. Here for a modest sum, and by a really. com- petent architect it would be possible to build a picturesque, useful and profitable hall. It must be so planned as to include a central room for all concerts, lectures and the like. Then place must be found for the magistrates' meetings, held until last week in the school house, and now removed to another room in the village for the friendly societies, temperance workers, reading room, and library. It should not be impossible to stir up sufficient public interest in this important matter to ensure a really representative meeting being held to con- sider the whole question. If one or two men and women-for women have a remarkable way of pulling matters like this to a head-took the lead, placed their ideas before an architect, and asked him to provisionally sketch a plan, with a note as to its likely cost, they could then come before their fellow villagers with some- thing definite, and invite a full and all round dis- cussion of the matter. I know places where such a step as I propose has been taken, and has ultimately led on to victory and five per cent. In other words, Talybont could so work its affairs if it had the will and determination-as to see before long a village hall in its midst, which should be made to pay five per cent. on its Ll shares. Then what more natural than the desire on the part of the resident ladies to inaugurate and carry out a successful bazaar in August, the proceeds of which would go a long way towards the the cost of furnishing the hall 1 Again, are there not natives of Talybont now resident say in London and the Colonies, who are only waiting to be asked for their readily forth-v coming help i It is wondeful what a fund of help is generally forthcoming from natives, now no longer in the midst of their ancestral fields, when any matter concerning the well-being and onward progress of their homestead is properly put before them. Try it, Talybontians, try it. Again, when Talybont has such a hall as is suggested, it will be possible to call into existence and to carry on various activities at present un- dreamt of in the village. The liberal arrangements made by the County Council in the matter by encouraging technical in- struction classes could then b. thought of and established. What should prevent Talybont from having an annual butter and cheese school, as well as mining lectures and classes in connection with the U.C.W. Then too there should be in the village hall a serie3 of horticultural and fruit cultivation lectures and demonstrations, which would in time materially lead up to the development of the Talybont Flower and Fruit Show. t I Another side of education worthy of promotion in such a retired village as this is that of laying hold of the youths and young men in the long winter evenings by means of wood carving, bent iron work, and modelling classes. Lit it never be forgotten by any who say such things are useless, and not worth the trouble, that it was to such encouragement given him by Henry Hunt Piper, Minister oft he Gospel in the tiny village of Norton, in Derbyshire, that Chantrey the world renowned sculptor, planted his foot on the first rung of the ladder which led him fame and honour. Chantrey's monument at Hafod is the admiration and delight of thousands of visitors. His cunning hand trained from youth, knew how to obey the genius of his mind-and it carved from a block of pure white marble, a piece of statuary that speaks eloquent to generation after generation. Who shall say that there is not even now some latent talent lying undiscovered in a Talybont boy or girl, which if developed would not produce a Tinworth or a Rosa Bonheur 1 Then too the Village Hall would naturally form the centre of operation for Physical Drill Classes and a Boy's Brigade. In fact the possibilities opened up by the acquire- ment of a Village Hall in Talybont are not easily to be counted; and when once up and opened the villagers themselves will be the first to ask the question—How did we do without it 7 And with this question in my mind, determined to give what encouragement I could with my pen to the project, I wended my way to Borth along tke path and by the seats bearing the legend- 11 Uppitigliani School; In grateful memory of 1876 and 1877."
Annual Horse Show at New Inn, Llangranog. The annual show of horses, including harness, turn-outs, and saddle classes, also flat races and steeplechases were held at the above place on Wednesday, March 7tli. The proceedings were under the patronage of the Tivy Side gentry and others. The judges were Mr. T. H. R. Hughes, Neuadd Fawr; Captain Parry Pryce, Noyadd Trefawr; stewards, the Earl of Cawdor, Mr. E. Jones, Manorafon. The entries in the several classes were numerous, and the following is a list of the prize winners:—Class 1. (8 entries), for the best mare over 14 hands high for saddle and harness, calculated for breeding 1, John Jones, Tanyreglwys, Cardigan; 2, John Jones. Blaendy- ffryn; 3, W. Jones, Pantdefaid; 4, Daniel Rees, Pengelli. Class 2.—For best mare or gelding two years old, calculated for saddle and harness work.—1, David Davies. Blaenpistyll; 2, Thos. Jones, Blaendy- ffryn, 3, William Jones, Pantdefaid; 4, Daniel Rees, Pengelli. Class 3.—For the best one year old mare or gelding (7 entries)—1, Thomas Jones, Blaendy- ffryn 2, John Jones, Tynyreglwys; 3, D. Morris, Sarnau Park 4, J. Griffiths, Waun. Class 4.—For the best cart mare or gelding, any age.-1, J. H. Evans, Penralltfachnog 2, Evan Davies, Cwmcoed- nerth;3, Owen Lloyd, Pendderw; 4, John Parry, Gwarl'lwyn. Class 5.—For the best mare or gelding and got by Wonderful Cardi." priie given by Mr. Thomas Edwards, Pottre. New Quay (7 entries).-l, J. Lewis, Nantllan- 2, J. Lewis, Nantllan 3, J. Jones, Tanyreglwys 4, J. Morris, Drefach. Class 6.—For the best mare or gelding not exceeding 14-2 hands high shown under saddle (13 entries).—1, John Williams, Trefere 2, J. Evans, Trecefnucbaf; 3, Lynch. Brynhyfryd; Class 7.—For the best mare or gelding exceeding, 14-2 hands high, shown under saddle,—1, J. Williams Rhydfach; 2, Mr. Jones, Gellifaharen; 3, J. Davies, Abereifed; 4, D. Davies, Blaenpistyll. Class 8.-For the best mare and gelding not exceed- c ing 14-2 hands high shown in harness:—1, T, J. Mathias, Newcastle Emlyn; 2. Lynch, Brynhyfryd; 3, J. Davies, Abereifed 4, J. Evans, Trecefnuchaf. Class 9.-For the best mare or gelding exceeding 14-2 hands high shown in harness:—1, John Jones, Tanyreglwys; 2, Jones, Parke; 3, Jones, Gelly- faharen 4, Ben Evans, Blaencillech. Class 10.— For the best mare or gelding four-year-old and under shown. Speed and action considered (10 en- tries) 1, D. Davies, Blaenpistyll; 2, J. Lewis, Nantllan'; 3, J. Williams, Trefere; 4, Daniel Phillips, Cringanewydd. Class H.-For the best mare or gelding of any age speed and action considered -1, J. Lewis, Nantllan; 2, J. Davies, Tyresgob 3, J. Davies,Abereifed; 4,Lynch,Brynhyfryd. Class 12. -Flat race for ponies not exceeding 14 hands high distance one-and-half miles :-I, J. Jenkins, Blaen- plwyf, Nance or Glyn"; 2, R. Thomas Berthlwyd, Moses," Class 13.—Steeplechase race, for Farmers over whose land the N.F.H. and T.S.F.H. hunt. Distance one-and-a-half miles :—1, Evan Thomas, Whitechurch; 2, D. J. Thomas, Whitechurch. Class 14.-Steeple chase to all comers, distance two miles.—1, J. Jenkins, Blaenplwyf, "Nance or Glyn"; 2, J. Williams, Rhydfach. Starter, Colonel Howell, Pantgwyn. The secretaries of the show were Messrs James Davies, New Inn, Rhydlewis and David Rees, Glyncochisaf, Rbydlewis and they did their duties to the entire satisfaction of all concerned.
GLYNARTHEN. CYMANFA GERDDOROL.- Cynhaliwyd Cymanfa Gerddorol Annibynwyr Undeb Glynarthen yn y lie uchod, dydd Iau, Mawrth 8fed. Cynwysa yr undeb y lleoedd canlynol-Benlah, Bryngwenith, Bryn- mair, Brynmoriah, Glynarthen, a Hawen. Yr ar- weinydd eleni ydoedd Mr. Henry Evans, F.R.C.O., DowlaisJ; a'r cyfeilyddes oedd Miss M. J. Hughes, L.L.C.M., Aberayron. Y llywyddion oeddynt y Parch. E. Keri Evans, M.A., Hawen, yn y boreu; y Parch. D. Dalis Davies, Beulah, ynyprydnawn; a'r Parch. J. Davies, Glynarthen, yn yr hwyr. Cyfar- fod i'r plant oedd un y boreu. Canwyd y tonau canlynol-" Brookhouse." Iesu gwrando fi," Voel- allt," Iesu a'n carodd," Hyfryd Ganaan." Yn y prydnawn canwyd Ewing," Caerfyrddin," Bryn Gilead," Meribah," York," Gorphwysfa," Ymlyniad." Yn yr hwyr canwyd Vernon," Talysarn," Pastor Bonus," Watford," "Lugano," Pembroke," Tangnefedd," "Tanymarian," a'r anthem, Haleliwia." Yn nghyfarfod y boreu caf- wyd anerchiad gan Mr. David Jones, Hawen; yn y prydnawn gan Mr. John Morris, Beulah ac yn yr hwyr gan Miss S. A. Griffith, Glynarthen. Yr oedd y capel eang yn orlawn, ac yr oedd yn hyfrytlwch i weled pawb wrth eu bodd, ac yn mwynhau eu hunain yn nghaniadaeth y cysegr. Yr oeddy canu yn dda ac hwylus. Dyma y tro cyntaf i Mr. Evans fod yn y cylch yma, ond wrth bob tebyg nid dyma y tro diweddaf, gan iddo wneyd ei waith mor foddhaol i'r lliaws cantorion a gwrandawyr.
LLANGWYRYFON. OBITUARY.—It is with deep regret that we have ;o record the death of Mr. James James, Pencwm, which took place on Tuesday, March 6th, at his residence in Mansell-street, London. Mr. James was well known and highly esteemed in this neighbourhood, and the news of this unexpected ieath at the early age of 36, was received with sorrow and surprise by his large circle of friends and acquaintances. He had spent about one half of life time in London, and was engaged in the milk trade, which he carried on very successfully. He had been unwell for a very short time and succumbed to an attack of pneumonia. The body was taken by rail to Aberystwyth, and the interment took place at Llangwyryfon on Saturday. The funeral which started from Aberystwyth Station early on Saturday morning was very largely attended, over thirty carriages being present. Among the chief mourners were Mrs. James (mother), Messrs. John Richard, David, Evan, Tom, Jenkin Morris and Owen Philip James (brothers), Mrs. Jones, Hafodlas; Mrs. John Evans and Mrs. Edward Evans (London) and Miss James (sisters) Mr. James James, J.P., Ffynon- hywel, Mr. R. Phillips, Argoed, Mr. E. Phillips, Bryngwyn and Mr. Thomas James, Borth, (uncles); Dr. James, Y Fagwyr, and Miss James, Borth, Mr. Evans, Cnwcybarcut (cousins); also Mr. Jones, Hafodlas: Mr. D. Jones, Shoe-lane, London; Mrs. Evans, Cncwybarcut; Mrs. James, Gilfachcoed; Mr. Philips, Trefaes; Mr. J. Philips and Miss Philips, Trefaesisaf Mrs. Dr. Morgan Davies and Miss Davies, London; Mr. David Howell and Mr. D. Morgan, Aberystwyth; Mr. Micah Edwards, Bethel. The Rev. J. Evans, Calvinistic Methodist Minister, Llangwyryfon. officiated at the chapel and at the grave. Having consigned the mortal remains to their last resting place, the large concourse of mourners, before parting, united in singing the well-known hymn" 0 Fryniau Caersalem ceir gweled." The deceased was of a kind and charitable disposition, and his memory will be ever cherished by a large circle of sorrowing friends and relatives.
SWYDDFFYNON. EISTEDDFOD GWYL DEWI.—It is very gratifying to find that the Eisteddfod held at this place on St. David's Day, in connection with the Sunday School af the Calvinistic Methodist chapel, turned out a complete success. Apart from the educative in- fluence and the pleasant entertainment of such a gathering, it proved also the means of securing the sum of about Zll for the funds for renovating the chapel. To the report of the eisteddfod which appeared in our last week's issue, it should have been added that a dainty tea was enjoyed between and after the meetings, which was sold in the school-room, being presided over by Misses Mar- garet Anne and Mary Jones, Ffos; Misses Anne Jane and Lily Jones, Berthddu Miss Jane Jones and Mrs. Jones, Cefnllwyn Miss A. B. Owen, Miss E. Edwards and Mrs. E. Jones, Bronwenllwyd Misses Jane and Anne Jones, Brynisaf; Misses Margaret and Elizabeth Jones, Gwenhafdre Isaf; Mrs. E. Benjamin, Gwenhafdre Uchaf; Miss E. Benjamin, The Mill; Miss M. Parry, Ty'nllwyn; and Mrs. W. Davies, Gwaryllyn. Mis6 M. Lloyd, Penlan, and Miss Jennie Jones, Ffos, were unable to attend. The following persons are highly praised for their self-sacrificing donations towards the eisteddfod—Messrs R. Dydlyke, Penlan Cottage: D. Jones, Brynisaf; D. Davies, Tany- ffordcl; J. Williams, Gwarhelyg J. Davies, Bryn- 'reithin; and Miss Owen, Bronwenllwyd. Much praise is also due to the committee for being 80 active and energetic in making the eisteddfod such a grand success.
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THE LEISURE HOUR. NOTICE.-This column is devoted to better thoughts 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.
Genius and virtue, like diamonds, are best plain SET. EMERSON. A hundred men make an encampment; and one woman makes a home. FROM THE HINDU. Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the luccession of influences that modify the being. GEORGE ELIOT. Rake not too long amidst the ashes of an old pusionllest thou kindle the flame of a new desire. BISHOP WILBERFORCB. To select well among all things is almost equal to inventing new ones. TRUBLEY. We often do more good by our sympathy than by our labours. FARRAR. The common people do not judge of vice or virtue by morality or immorality, so much as by the stamp that is set upon it by men of figure. L'ESTRANCE. » It is only by labour that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labour can be made happy and the two cannot be separated with impunity. RUSKIN. f Many a blessed woman who dies unsung and un- remembered, has given out more of the real vital heat that keeps the life in human souls, without a spark flitting through her humble chimney to tell the world about. O. W. HOLMES. Neither days nor lives can be made holy by doing nothing in them. The best prayer at the beginning of a day is, that we may not lose its moments; and the best grace before meat is the consciousness that we have justly earned our dinner. RUSKIN. ♦ Every real and searching effort of self-improve- ment is of itself a lesson of profund humility. For we cannot move a step without learning and feeling the waywardness, the weakness, the vacillation of our movements, or without desiring to be set up upon the Rock that is higher than ourselves. W. E GLADSTONE. t f On the whole, it is good, it is absolutely needful, for one to be humbled and prostrated, and thrown among the pots from time to time. Life is a school; we are perverse scholars to the last, and require the rod. THOMAS CARLYLE. f Hope is the ruddy morning ray of joy, recollec- tion is its golden tinge but the latter is wont to sink amid the dews and dusky shades of twilight, and the bright blue day which the former promises breaks indeed, but in another world and with another sun. RICHTER. Freedom has been hunted through the world, and is ever open to insult and injury. It is crushed by conquest; frowned from courts; expelled from colleges scorned out of society: flogged in schools; and anathematised in churches. Mind is her last aaylum; and if freedom quail there, what becomes of the :hope of the world 01 the worth of human nature? W. F. Fox.
0 Thou by whose almighty nod the scale Of empire rises, or alternate falls, Send forth the saving virtues round the land, In bright patrol: white peace, and social love; The tender-looking charity, intent On gentle deeds, and shedding tears through smiles; Undaunted truth, and dignity of mind Couraged composed and keen; sound temperance, Healthful in heart and look clear chastity, With blushes reddening as she moves along, Disordered at the deep regard she draws Rough industry active untired, With copious life informed, and all awake While in the radiant front, superior shines That first paternal virtue, public zeal; Who throws o'er all an equal wide survey, And, ever musing on the common weal, Still labours glorious with some great design.
Truth and Error. A wise man ought to teach the uniformed to secure and progagate mental illumination, without caring when, how, or where it will triumphantly burst forth, and never attempt to further the cause of truth by means of: rebellion, conspiracy, or cor- ruption. Error stands in need of those instruments but not truth; which, if rightly known, has a self- persuasive power. Believe me, liberty cannot spring up from blood, the eword cannot prepare the soil where it is to grow up. Truth, light, and reason alone are the nurses of liberty. Liberty at all times declined among every nation where it proceeded from riots, party spirit, and anjbition. Wise men can only scatter the seeds of liberty. Let us carry light and truth to those that are in darkness, and .eo;pel error and superstition from the world. LA FONTAINE. ♦
Crocuses. Yellow and purple and white, Snow-white and lilac and gold, Crocuses, my crocus. Peering up from the mould; These like fingers of flame, These in a raiment of snow, And these of the dusky hue of thoughts Cherished from long ago. Last year, last month, last week, My patch of garden was bare, No glimmer of green or gleam of gold Or sign of life was there; It was only this morning early That Spring came by this way, And the gifts she leaves for a token Were only mine to-day. She delayed and delayed her coming, For March was fierce and strong; 'The bitter wind of his fury Kept Winter here too long; But at last this golden morning Stirred every patient wing, .And down the shaft of a sunbeam Glided the gentle Spring. Forlorn ? Not now, nor ever, Since Spring is here again, And crocuses, my crocuses, Herald her happy reign "Yellow and white and purple, Snow-white, blue-veined, and gold, The signs of a new possession That is old as the world is old- New life, new love, new leafage, For ever old and young, 0' ■In all the flowers that open, In all the songs that are sung; And hers is the beautiful mission To blossom and bloom and sing, My crocus-bringer, my passion, The Maid of the Months, the Spring. GEORGE COTTERELL.
The Tom Ellis Memorial Fund. A meeting of the Ellis County Memorial Com- • mittee was held on Thursday last at the Public Rtooms, Dolgelley, Mr E. Parry Jones, Bala, presid- ing. A letter was read from the Hon C. H. Wynn, Rhug, regretting his inability to attend. The secretary (Mr R Guthrie Jones) reported that the 1 sum of t228 had been collected in Merionethshire, 3 In addition to iEl,500, the amount of the London I fund. It was decided to recommend the London committee to erect a monument over the grave and a statue at :Bala, the remainder to be devoted to oducational purposes. Inasmuch as the fund will close on the 31st inst., the Committee request that all promises shonld be paid in to the North and South Wales Bank in the names of the Hon C. H. Wynn and Dr Roger Hughes before that date
BERTH. OBITUARY.—It is with regret we record the death of Mrs. Eleanor Daniel, Chapel House, Berth, which sad event took place on Thursday morning, the 1st inst., at the good old age of 84 years, and after a long and severe illness. The deceased was a faithful member at the C.M. Chapel, and highly esteemed by all in the neighbourhood. The funeral took place on the following Monday, and was largely attended, and left Berth at 1. p.m. for Llangeitho, where the remains were interred. The Rev. T. Ll. Roderick who officiated, preached a touching and a powerful sermon on "The afflic- tions of the Saints," founded on Psalm Lxxi. 20. Mrs. Daniel leaves a daughter (Mrs. Morgan), and many relitives to mourn their loss, with whom deep sympathy is felt.