THE WINDS. WE come! we come! and ye feel our might, As we're hastening on in our boundless flight, And over the mountains, and over the deep, Our broad, invisible pinions sweep Like the spirit of liberty, wild and free And ye look on our works, and own 'tis we; Ye call us the Winds but can ye tell Whither we go, or where we dwell ? Ye mark, as we vary our forms of power, And fell the forest, or fan the flower, When the harebell moves, and the rush is bent, When the tower's o'erthrown, and the oak is rent, As we waft the bark o'er the slumbering wave, Or hurry its crew to a watery grave And ye say it is ,,e but can ye trace The wandering Winds to their secret place ? And whether our breath be loud and high, Or come in a soft and balmy sigh, Our threatnings fill the soul with fear, Or our gentle whispering woo the ear With music aerial, still 'tis we, And ye list, and ye look but what do ye see ? Can ye hush one sound of our voice to peace, Or waken one note, when our numbers cease ? Our dwelling is in the Almighty's hand We come and we go at his command. Though joy or sorrow may mark our track, His will is our guide and we look not back: And if, in our wrath, ye would us away Or win us in gentlest airs to play, Then lift up your hearts to him who binds, Or frees, as he will, the obedient Winds! TOWN HALL TUESDAY AUGUST 25TH, 1840. Aberystwith Gas and Coke Company A General Meeting of the Shareholders of this Company was holden on Tuesday last, the 25th instant, at the Town Hall, for the purpose of electing a Committee of Management, and Auditors, for the ensuing year and for the purpose of declaring the Dividend to be paid to the Shareholders. John Hughes, Esq., Mayor, in the Chair. The following appointments were made:-JoH-N HUGHES, Esq., (Surveyor,) MR. JOHN ROBERTS, Junior, Mr. ROBERT EDWARD, and MR. WILLIAM MORLEY STEERS, were respectively re- elected, and HORATIO HUGHES, Esq., and LEWIS LEWIS, Esq., were elected THE COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT. The AUDITORS for the last year, MR. WILLIAM ROWLAND and MR. RICHARD JAMES, were re-elected. The balance sheet, for the year ending June 30th, 1840, was then laid before the Meeting, approved and allowed we subjoin an abstract of the accounts, by which it will appear that the net profits of the last year, after deducting the sum of SGO 19s. 9d. expended in the purchase of a Station-Meter, and in the erection of a Shed, &c. for same, (an expence which will not again be incurred,) amounted to X310 4s. Id. A Dividend of 6 per cent. or 12s. per share was declared, which was made payable on the 10th of October next; after the payment of which, a surplus of £70 4s. Id. will be left. Abstract of Accounts for the Year ending 30th June, 1840. GAS-MAKING ACCOUNT. INCOME. £ s. d. Amount for Gas sold 546 8 5 Coke, Tar, &c., sold 69 14 4 Waste, Lime, and Ashes 3 19 10 Coals, &c., &c., in stock 8 16 4 EXPENDITURE. Disb-,irsements, &c, 8 11 Profit as balance 253 10 0 628 18 11 628 18 11 METER ACCOUNT. INCOME. Meters on hire, and in stock, Rental, &c. 189 9 6 EXPENDITURE. Meters on hire and in stock, 1st July 1839. i167 4 0 Meters delivered on station year end- ing 30th June, 1840.. 3 12 0 Profit as balance. 18 13 6 189 9 6 189 9 6 INTERIOR FITTINGS ACCOUNT. INCOME. Fittings sold 46 15 11 Do. in stock 9 12 0 EXPENDITURE. Fittings in Stock 1st July, 1839 853 Fittings put-chased. 29 310 Profit, or balance is is 10 56 7 11 56 7 11 -I PROFITS RECAPITULATED. Total Profits last year. 174 10 0 Deduct Dividend payable 1st No- vember, 1839 100 0 0 ——————— 74 10 0 Profits on Gas making this year 253 10 0 Do. on Meters 18 13 6 Do. on Interior Fittings 18 18 10 ——————— 291 2 4 365 13 2 Deduct deficiency in Original Capital 55 9 1 Net Surplus 310 4 1 The Commissioners, under the Aberystwith Im- provement Act, held a Meeting at the Town Hall, this day, (Tuesday) when several appeals against the rates were heard and determined. At the weekly Meeting of the Magistrates, on the same day, nothing transpired at all interesting to the public.
TO THF EDITOR. Aberystwith, KHhAug. 1840. Sir, As a friend to the Demetian Mirror, and with my best wishes for its success, I hope you will excuse my suggesting to you a hint that I think jnay be useful, iu compiling the future numbers of the paper. It appears to me as well as to several whom I have heard speak of it, that too much space, considering the size of the Mirror, was occupied by the Poem Cader Idris", which you have inserted: although it is very beautiful. The address" too, occupying nearly an eighth part of the paper, might, I conceive have been omitted, after the first number. Hoping you will excuse this hint, I am, Mr. Editor, Yours, S—r. We thank our Correspondent "S-r". for his com- munication we are fully aware that a poem of the length of Cader Idris" occupies too much space for the columns of so small a publication as the Mirror, but we felt desirous of the honour of being the first to publish so sublime a composition it was never before in print. Of course it has escaped our correspondents' notice that our last number was the first stamped number, therefore the proper one in which to insert the "Ad- dress", as the unstamped numbers were not circulated by post Ed. D. M. Mr. Editor, AN accident, which the providence of God, alone, prevented proving fatal, occurred to my servant girl, while cleaning the upper windows of my house, on Thursday evening last. Although repeatedly warned by her mistress not to venture on the outside, she was foolish enough to do so and, having on a loose pair of slippers, she suddenly lost her footing, and was precipitated to the Garden below, striking her head, in her descent, with such force against the lower window-sill, that she was perfectly insensible, and lay to all appearance dead. She was instantly carried into the house, and Dr. Richard Williams promptly attended, when, on examination, a fright- ful wound was found on the back of her head, though no fracture nor any other serious injury had been sustained. Dr. W. proceeded to sew up and dress the wound, and bleed the patient, who in a short time recovered her senses, and was carried to bed, and I am happy to say is now doing well. I trust, Mr. Editor, the publicity which your Mirror will give to this circumstance, will in very many cases, be.a cau- tion to prevent the hazardous practice of girls standing out- side of upper windows, exposing themselves unnecessarily to imminent danger. I was an eye witness, some years ago to an accident of this kind, of the most awful and fatal description in the neigh- bourhood of Russell Square (to the best of my remembrance Great Coram Street.) A girl, while cleaning the windows of the second story, fell into the area, on her head, which which was literally dashed to atoms; the horror, which I experienced at the sight, was so intense, and the impression, (although many years have elapsed,) is still so vivid, that I cannot look upon these dangerous practices, without feeling the same sensations creeping over me. Hitherto I have invariably employed a Glazier to clean the windows; and I havestrictly enjoined my servants to abstain from going outside. The folly and obstinacy of this poor girl, however, has nearly cost her her life and I trust, it will operate as a warning, not only to her but to others, and prevent their endangering their lives, merely to save the miserable expense of a few hours employment of proper per- sons, to whom the duties (from habit) are neither irksome nor hazardous. I am, Mr. Editor, Your obedient Servant, W. R. COULTART.
admirably adapted to the intelligence of all the hearers, which we take to be the chief excellence of orations from the Pulpit. The earnest appeal in behalf of the "little children of the Poor," was, we are happy to record it, heartily responded to, the collection amounting to about £36. Aberystwith Infirmary We perceive, by the Advertisement, that a Sermon will be preached in St. Michael's, on Sunday the 6th September next, in aid of the funds of this invaluable and well-conducted Charity. The number of Patients now on the books is, we believe, about sixty and surely, if any can be said to have a more pressing claim than others on the sympathies and benevolence of their more happy fellow-creatures, it must be the sick poor. We trust that when the inhabitants of the town, and the public generally, duly consider the real charity dis- pensed by this admirable Institution, to suffering humanity, they will not allow its operations to be limited by the want of means. .Aberdovey.-This favoured little Town is about to become the scene of much gaiety and attraction. The Regatta and Races are fixed to come off in the early part of September. W. Wynne, Esq. of Peniarth, and Alfred Stephens, Esq. of Aberystwith, have been appointed Stewards, and we understand a very gay and spirited Meeting is looked forward to. A Dinner and a Ball will take place in the evening at the Corbet Arms. We learn from the Carnarvon I-lerald,, that his Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex intends to honor, with his presence, the celebration of the ap- proaching anniversary of the Cymreigyddion Society, which is expected to take place in about six weeks time at Abergavenny We have made arrangements which will enable us to give full particulars of the celebration of this Anniversary, which excites a great deal of interest in the principality. We refer our readers to Mr. Coultart's letter for an account of an accident which took place in the Town last week, and might have proved fatal.