NOT ICE.-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.
It is nearer with the morning, It is nearer with the night; L Naught can stay the mystic onrush Of the tidal wave of Right. H. CROFT MILLER.
Avarice. He that for giving a draught of water to a thirsty person should expect to be paid by a plantation, would be modest in his demands compared with those who think they deserve heaven for the little crood they do on earth. BENJAMIN FRAXKLIX. «*.
Delays. Shun delays; they breed remorse Take thy time while time is lent thee Creeping snails have weakest force Fly their fault, lest thou repent thee, Good is best when soonest wrought, Lingering labours come to naught. SOUTHWELL.
Honesty. Honesty is one of the brightest jewels in the intellectual crown. It is the handmaid of truth. To be honourable in our actions with mankind is at least one of the main features which should go to make up the life of any individual. He that is honest can go through the world with head erect, fearing no man, for he has the satisfaction of knowing that he is endeavouring to live up to his ideals and convictions. Honesty, like all other faculties of the mind, is inherent; all that we have t-o do is to get the jewel to glitter and shine, so as to brighten the lives of others. W. H. EVAXS.
The Fine Arts. Agriculture by the hand, then, and absolute refusal or banishment of unnecessary igneous force, are the first conditions of a school of art in any country. And until you do this, be it soon or late, things will continue in that triumphant state to which, for want of finer art, your mechanism has brought them;—that, though England is 9 11 deafened with spinning wheels, her people have not clothes—though she is black with digging of fuel, they die of cold-and though she has sold her soul for gain, they die of hunger. Stay in that triumph, if you choose but be assured of this, it is not one which the fine arts will ever share with you. RUSKIN*.
A Good Melody. Certain people are apt to affect a contempt for mere melody." They forget that while a com- poser may by study and application attain to a fair knowledge and use of harmony and counter- point, melody is a rare and distinctive gift vouch- safed to a few only, and they often the least cultured in an academical sense. The emotional value of a really good melody far exceeds that of the most elaborate work of the study. The latter may be odorous of the midnight lamp, while the former has the refreshing fragrance of the wild way-side rose, homely, sweet, and modest withal—" full of dewy wine." TEMPLE BAR.
The Sea. Behold the sea, The opaline, the plentiful and strong, Yet beautiful as is the rose in June, Fresh as the trickling rainbow of July Sea full of food, the nourisher of kinds, Purger of earth and medicine of men: Creating a sweet climate by my breath, Washing out harms and grief from memory, And, in my mathematic ebb and flow, Giving a hint of that which changes not. EMERSON.
» A Burial-Place. liury me not, bury me not, Under the greenwood tree Bury me not in the earth at all, Bury me in the sea. What do I care for a monument ? What for a lying scroll ? I What for a record of this or that I am a living soul. And if the spirit should haunt The place where the body lies. Then mine shall float on the flying wind, Betwixt the waves and skies. Hpite nor malice nor scorn, Shall desecrate the spot, And the whirling breeze shall sing the dirge Of one remembered not. C. MACKAY.
Rural Scenery. Men who have lived in crowded, pent-up streets, "through whole lives of toil, and never wished for change; men to whom custom has been indeed .second nature, and have come almost to love each brick and stone that formed the narrow boundaries of their daily walks-even they, with the hand of Death upon them, have been known to yearn at last for one short glimpse of Nature's face, and, carried far from the scenes their old pains and pleasures, have seemed to pass at once into a new state of being, and, crawling forth from day to day to some green, sunny spot, have had such memories wakened up within them by the mere sight of sky, and hill, and plain, and a glistening water, that a foretaste of Heaven itself has soothed their quick decline, and they have sunk into tombs as peacefully as the sun whose setting they watched from their lonely chamber window but a few hours before, faded from their dim and feeble sight The memories which peaceful country scenes call up are not of this world, or of its thoughts and hopes. Their gentle influences may teach us to weave fresh garlands for the graves of those we loved, may purify our thoughts, and bear down before it old enmity and hatred but beneath all this there lingers, in the least reflective mind, a vague and half-formed consciousness of having held such feelings long before in some remote and distant time, which calls up solemn thoughts of distant times to come, and bends down pride and worldli- jiess beneath it. CHARLES DICKENS. -40-
Sunset on the Sea. :I t. is a sunset on the Atlantic after prolonged ..storm; but the storm is partially lulled, and the torn and streaming rain-clouds are moving in scailet lines to lose themselves in the hollow of the night. The whole surface of the sea is divided into two ridges of enormous swell, not high, nor local, but a low, broad heaving of the whole ocean, like the lifting of its bosom by deep-drawn breath after the torture of the storm. Between these two ridgaw the fire of the sunset falls along the trough of the sea, dyeing it with an awful, but glorious light, the intense and lurid splendour which burns like gold and bathes like blood. Along this fiery path and valley, the tossing waves by which the swell of the sea is restlessly divided lift themselves y in dark, indefinite, fantastic forms, each casting a taint and ghastly shadow behind it along the illumined foam. They do not rise everywhere, but three or four together in wild groups; fitfully and furiously, as the under-strength of the swell com- pels or permits them; leaving between them treacherous space of level and whirling water- now lighted with green and lamp-like fire, now flashing Imck the gold of the declining sun, now faarfully dyed from above with the indistinguish- able images of the burning clouds, which fall upon I hem in flakes of crimson and scarlet, and give to Hie reckless waves;&he added motion >of their own flying.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY. THE TRANSVAAL, Mr. J. B. ROBERTS asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that at the Bloamfontein Conference President Kruger strongly disputed the genuineness of the petition from the Transvaal submitted to the Queen, and asserted that over 23,000 Outlanders had sent him a counter-petition, the proposed Joint Committee would be instructed to inquire to what extent the franchise was really desired by British Outlanders, and how many would be willing to forfeit their British nationality in order to obtain it, and also to inquire whether the Outlander movement in the Transvaal was, as alleged, to any and what extent due to the instigation of capitalists and their agents. Mr, CHAMBERLAIN said that if an inquiry was held it would be confined to the details of the reforms required for giving immediate substantial representation to the "Outlanders. Full information was given as to the genuineness of the petition to the Queen and of the character of the counter- petition, and as to the nature of the Outlander movement in the recent Blue-books. SUNDAY CLOSING. Mr. TRITTON asked the First Lord of the Treasury whether, as both the majority and minority reports of the Royal Commission on the Licensing Laws recommended a reduction in the hours of sale of intoxicating liquors on Sundays, he would consider the desirability of introducing a measure next session to carry out these Recom- mendations, and thus effect a much-needed reform. Mr. BALFOUR: The report, or rather reports, of the Royal Commission deserve and will receive our most careful attention, but I am not in a position to pledge the Government in regard to legislation upon any of their recommendations at the present time. The House went into Committee of Supply Mr. • J. W. Lowther in the chair. This being the twenty-second allotted day, and consequently the ] last for Committee, all outstanding estimates were set down for consideration. A WELSH NATIONAL MUSEUM. On the vote for the British Museum. Mr. J. H. LEWIS drew attention to the unjust manner in which Wales was treated in regard to the museum grants. All parties in Wales took the greatest interest in this subject, and the county councils had made representations to the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer with regard to it. It was felt that the Welsh educational system was im- perfect so long as they bad no proper museum provision, especially in connection with the inter- mediate schools and the college. Some of the rncst important collections in Wales, notably the Raglan collection in South Wales and the Wynn- stay collection in North Wales, had been destroyed by fire, and the country in this way had lost some of its most valued treasures. What he asked was that a national institution should be established in Wales, and he was sure many collectors would be only too delighted to contribute to it. The CHAIRMAN pointed out that such a museum could only be established by legislation. Mr. J. H. LEWIS then suggested that a portion of the British Museum should be set apart for Welsh antiquities and manuscripts This would be not only valuable in itself, but would be an essential preliminary to the establishment of a national museum in Wales. No reply being offered to the speech of the hon. member, he challenged a division on the vote, which was carried by 136 votes to 51. HOUSE OF LORDS.—THURSDAY. THE MILITARY WORKS BILL. The Marquis of LANSDOWNE, in moving the second reading of the Military Works Bill, stated that under its authority was taken to borrow £ 4,000,000, part of which would be spent upon defences, a large portion on barracks, and there would also be a small sum spent upon rifle ranges. A complete scheme for putting the barracks and works in a thoroughly satisfactory condition had been prepared by the War Office, but that would involve an expenditure of seven millions, and it was not intended to proceed with it at at present. The works to be carried out under this bill did not represent any new departure in respect to the places for which defences were to be provided. They were not undertaking new fortifications on a large scale. The scheme was was one of revision. They were rearming the defences in order to adapt them to the modern and more efficient guns with which they would be equipped. The expenditure on barracks was necessitated to some extent by the addition to the strength of the army, but it was also intended greatly to improve the sanitary con- ditions of barracks, to improve the comforts of the soldier, and to divest his public life from any squalid or miserable surroundings. The bill was read a second time. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—FRIDAY. PRISON NOTICES IN WELSH. Mr. MOSS (R., Denbighshire, E.) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he was aware that in some of Her Majesty's Prisons in the Principality of Wales the notices which were expected to be read by the prisoners were in English only; that in some cases the prisoners were monoglot Welshmen, and, in other cases, illiterate Englishmen; and whether, under ithose circumstances, he would take the necessary steps for having the notices printed in future both in English and Welsh, and that in every case they should be explained to the prisoners. Sir M. WHITE RIDLEY: The old notices were printed in Welsh, and issued thus to prisons in Wales. As soon as the new notices rendered necessary by the Act of 1898 and the new rules made by me had been printed in English, they were sent for translation into Welsh. The final revision of the proofs by the translator has just been received, and the notices are going to press to-day. The notices are read to all prisoners on reception. AGRICULTURAL GRANTS TO WALES. Mr. HERBERT ROBERTS (R., Denbighshire, W.) asked the President of the Board of Agricul- ture whether he would arrange that in future the annual report of the Board of Agriculture as to the distribution of the grants for agricultural education will be issued before the close of the Parliamentary session: whether his attention had been drawn to the very satisfactory result achieved through the distribution of the grant in Wales by the two collegiate centres; and, whether, in view of the interest manifested in Wales in this branch of agricultural education and the pressing need for an extension of such educational facilities, he would consider whether the Welsh grants could in future be increased. Mr. LONG: Every effort will be made to expedite the issue of the report to which the hon. gentleman refers, but I am afraid that it cannot always be published before the close of the Par- liamentary session. The work of the collegiate centres at Bangor and Aberystwyth is certainly of a very satisfactory character, but the same observation applies to the English centres, and I am afraid that increased grants in one case would be followed by demands for a similar favour in the other, with a result which would be somewhat serious from a Treasury point of view. But I will, of course, carefully consider any representations I may receive on the subject.
The Rev. John Watson, of Liverpool, in the course of an address -it the prize distribution at Kendal Grammar School, on Thursday, said the grammar school was the bridge over which a, likely scholar could pass from the elementary school to the university and if grammar schools were established in every small town, as well as, of course, in thrf larger cities of England, and it were understood that they were the gate through which bright lads could pass to Oxford and Cambridge and the new Victorfen Universities, then the ambition and ideal of university education would be brought into many a home where to-day they were only a dream and an impossibility. The whole public School system of England was a strength to the nation which could not be overstated.
Education in Russia. The Minister of Education, considering the cultivation of friendly relations between the pro- fessor and his student to be of great importance, has recommended, with a view to promoting the desired good understanding, the organisation of practical and useful employments for the students under the direction of the professors, and also the establishment of literary and scientific students' clubs under the immediate supervision and direc tion of high school teachers. As a further means to that end, the Minister proposed the erection of residential quarters for the students, for which the Government intends making substantial grants. By command of the Emperor a lump sum of 3,262,000 roubles is to be assigned from the Imperial Treasury for establishing such homes at the Imperial Universities, and an annual contribu- tion of 32,400 roubles is to be made for the organisation of practical employments.
ABERAYRON. SUCCESS.—In the first class division of the pass list of the Welsh Matriculation Examination, we are pleased to see the name of Mr. Thomas Daniel Jones, a pupil of Mr. Hughes at the County School. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—THURSDAY. Present: Messrs. David Evans, J,P. (Chairman), J. T. Evans (vice-chairman), Evan Lewis, J. R. Evans, J. H. Jones, David Griffiths, John Rees, Rev. John Davies, Messrs. B. C. Jones (clerk), John Watkins (surveyor). The minutes of the last meeting were read and coufirmed. TOWX CLOCK. The Rev. John Davies, Chairman of the Works Committee, presented hills totalling Zl 17s 4d for re-gilting and renovating the face of the Town Clock. The chairman severely criticised the action of people, who in their canvassing expeditions at election times said they were going to do everything for nothing, and managed to find seats oil the strength of their flattering talk. After all a job which could have been settled for 15s amounted to El 17s 4d; 15s out of that went for gilting and painting alone. z, Mr. David Griffiths: That 15s speaks some- thing. The Chairman: Yes, it does. Mr. Evan Lewis Why didn't you bring the matter before the Council before going round to ask for tenders first. Hev. John Davies I only acted on the instruc- tions of the Council. Mr. David Griffiths You had asked Mr. Davies, Compton, before saying anything in the Council. But it had been passed in the Works Com- mittee. Mr. Evan Lewis: Yes, its in the Works Com- mittee everything is done, You never asked Mr. J. D. Lloyd if he would take the work. He has gilted more than Harry Hardy has seen. Rev. John Davies: If you knew of him, why didn't you say before, instead of raising objections, after everything has been completed. Mr. J. H. Jones Instead of wasting time over this matter again, I propose that the bills be paid. It has been passed once before. Rev. John Davies: But allegations have been made, and I want to clear myself. The Chairman: The minutes of the meeting clear you enough. The Clerk then read the minutes, which clearly stated that all the work was to be entrusted to the Public Works Committee, of which the Rev. John Davies is chairman. After some further lively talk Mr. J. R. Evans seconded Mr. J. H. Jones' proposi- tion, and added that an apology ought to be made to Mr. Davies. Hi" former proposition was then carried. BOATING. The Surveyor, acting under the instructions he received at the previous meeting in seeking the opinion of two experienced mariners as to what every boat should carry of passengers, pre- sented the following report:- N:imp. of Rnnt Ownrtiv No n.pn(Tpr narrv. -¥. J:>b' Commerce Francis Evans 7 Gladys Mrs. Loyn 20 Cethyo Thos. Davies Compton 15 Maggie Evan Jones 6 Hero John Jones 6 Lass David Davies 4 Rover John Jones 6 Blue Ribbon David Davies 20 Mispah David Davies 30 Saphire Jas. Williams 30 Lady Maxwell Thos. Williams 25 Gwalia Evan Williams 20 Kate Evan Williams 30 Celt Dd. Jenkins 32 Pilot John Williams 6 Nellie Mary Williams 5 It was then resolved to forward it to Mr. Lewis, H.M. Custom House officer, Aberystwyth, and to press the matter of registering all the boats. FRONT OF TOWN HALL. Councillor J. H. Jones called the Council's attention to the dirty and filthy state of the front of the Town Hall, and asked whether it wasn't possible to get the Monachy Estate Authorities to pave and put a little gravel on it, a property for which they received something like £ 12 per annum rent. If the Council took the work in hand they would reap the benafit, and that was an abominable shame. The place in the neighbourhood of the Town Hall presented the appearance of Constanti- nople or Cairo, and he (Mr. Jones) believed Aberayron had all the dogs of Europe. Mr. Jones proposed that they draw the attention of the Monachy Estate to the matter, and ask them to kindly see to it. IITh Chairman: I second Mr. Jones' proposition, and add washing the Hall to it, which is badly needed. PUBLIC LIBRARY. Mr. J. H. Jones gave notice of motion on the Library and that it be brought under the Public Library's Act." WATER SCHEME. The revised report on the proposed Water Scheme was received from the Engineer, Mr. Morgan W. Davies, Swansea, and his new plans, estimates, and report, were now laid before the Council. The following is a summary:— Adverting to my visit to Aberayron on the 4th and 5th inst., I have in accordance with your in- structions carefully revised my estimate of the cost of gravitation scheme, having its source at the spring near Pontfaen farm, and attentively con- sidered the proposed alternative scheme having its source in the Wells" situate in the allotment gardens, and I beg to report as follows :First, in regard to the original gravitation scheme I sug- gested that a slight saving may be effected in the cost of the pipes provided your council arranged for their carriage by sea to Aberayron from the manufacturers works. I have asked for quotations from Messrs. Splithe &: Co.. of Newport. And they quote as under for pipes delivered F. O. B., at their wharf, Newport, viz., 6 inch pipes per ton, Z6; 4 inch pipes, per ton, £6 2s 6d 3 inch pipe, per ton, £6 5s Od. The prices upon whichjmy estimate of the 19th May is based are uniformly £6 17s 6d per ton, it would appear that when the freight insurance charges, harbour, and discharging dues are added to Messrs. Splithe & Co's quotations there can be very little margin, and I do not see that my original estimate is capable of any ap- preciable amendment. Except so far as the Service Reservoir is concerned, which, if removed from its original allotted site to the Quarry near Greenland Terrace can be constructed at a reduced cost amounting to £100, the exact figures are Z697 15s 6d as against £804 9s. 6d, Secondly, with regard to the proposed amended scheme of obtaining a supply from the Wells, in the allotment gardens, I am of opinion that this is a very feasible scheme and to my mind it suggests itself as the best and simplest that can be adopted. You have to start with an abundant and never failing supply of water, which by repeated analysis has been proved to be of excellent quality for dietetic purposes. Then you have the advantage of converting the whole of the present scheme into an integral part, of a gravitation scheme, subject only to the omissidn of the pumping engine and raising main, the cost of which as set forth in the annexed estimate will not be very considerable. I have attentively considered the relative advan- tages of a water power installation by means of a turbine, and an oil engine as alternative motive powers, and I arrive at the conclusion that a water power installation is impracticable, the product of the available dry weather flow into the volume of water being considerably insufficient. We have, therefore, to fall back on some other source of power, aud I am of opinion than an oil engine actuating a set of rain pipes will be the most efficient and economical. Messrs. Preestman Brothers' quotation for an oil engine of 4 brake horse power, with a set of 5 inch ram pumps, driving gear, and all accessories, is £ 189, delivered at Lampeter station. The consumption of oil will be about five pints per hour, assuming that the engine is to be worked eight hours out of the twenty-four hours, the cost per day will .be on, the assumption, that the oil will cost sixpence per gallon which is about the price, 2s. 6d. per day, but so as to be well on the right side I will assitme the cost of oil to be at the rate of P.1 per week. To this must be added something for stores, wear, and tear of machinery, &c., which I will assume to be iEl3 per annum; so that the total annual cost will amount to £65 per annum. Then again there must be provided the wages of an attendant, which I assume to be Pl per week. The total annual cost of working will, therefore, amount to £117, say £ 120. I must not forget to mention that in the case of a gravitation scheme there would always be necessary some supervision which would probably involve the moiety of a labourer's wages, so that to the extent there would) be a set off against the pumping charges. I beg to submit herewith an estimate of the cost of the pumping scheme, and of the service reservoir on its new site, together with the plan of the works and mains of the new scheme. MORGAN W. DAVIES, A.M.I.C.E. ATHLETIC SPORTS. These Sports were held on Wednesday week last the weather was brilliant and the record gate of the season was made. At two o'clock the Cycling Club, under the captaincy of Mr. Denham Evans, and headed by the Lampeter Brass Band paraded the Streets. The crowd they drew up through Alban-square after them was something enormous, and for fully three quarters of an hour, the ticket clerks had a busy time of it. Soon the track on the outside was crowded with spectators eagerly waiting for event No. 1. which was a one mile bicycle race for boys under 15 years of age. There were three entries, but one did not turn out. There- fore the conclusion had to be determined between two. 1st J. D, Thomas, Post Office, Llanon 2nd Bertie Williams, Cardigan. Event No. 2, one mile open scratch bicycle race, 1st prize a gent's silver watch presented by Messrs. J. E. Jones &. Co., Leader Cycle" Works, Carmarthen, which was carried away by D. Rees, Llantrissant; 3 mile y open handicap bicycle race, 1st prize, silver challenge cup, value ten guineas. The following were the entries, D. Rees, Llantrissant (scratch); John Thomas, Porth, 50 yards; Tom Williams, Pontypridd, 100 yards David Francis, Porth, 150 yards. The first who reached the tape was Tom Williams, followed by David Francis. Then followed an exciting tug-of-war contest. Three teams, twelve in number, had entered under the captaincy of Messrs. Williaru Morgan Evans, Ianthe House Hughes Davies, Llanon House and J. Morgans. Penybont, Llanarth. The two former had to pull first. The Evans's teams mostly com- posed of "Bantams" were carried away with their opponents, but not before the rope snapped. Then the heavy weight champions made their appear- ance, tmi with one pull the rope again snapped. Having procured another, both teams again deter- mined to test their weight and strength. The word ''ready" having been given the Hughes's team were jerked off their heels and by the time the official" Pull" had been given they had lost considerable ground, and, therefore, failed. The winners having been paid their prize rather hastily there was no 'chance to make a protest. Event No. 5, one mile ladies' bicycle race, 1st, Miss Jane Anne Davies, Llanon; 2nd from scratch Mrs Davies of London. Another very exciting contest followed. Two mile bicycle race open to Cardiganshire. The final heat was run between Messrs J. O. Davies, Neuaddlwyd and P.C. Thomas, Aberayron who rode on The Leader" and" Tivy" cycles respectively 1st prize a gold medal given by Mr. T. Daniel,Tivy Works, Cardigan. Indeed Robert is to be highly congratulated on com- pletely running away from his rivals and carrying away his well deserved medal. For event number seven, three lap race two without touching handles there were no entries and the band striking -1 God save the Queen brought the programme to a close.
The Conference of the British Colleges Christian Union at Aberystwyth. From the 29th July to the 7th August the 400 or so delegates to the above conference at Aberystwyth 1 were very diligent in their attendance at the four 1 or five meetings per day which the committee ghad ( arranged. On Thursday alone was there a short 1 respite when the majority of the company took ad- 1 vantage of this and visited the well-known attrac- c tive spots of the neighbourhood. ,v Writing as one of the ordinary delegates with no official position in the Union, one is able to assert that the chief ends in view with the Conference have been attained; it has helped students in the direc- tion of the development of their spiritual life; the students of different colleges and faculties have been united in Christian fellowship; wise and prayerful advice has been given concerning the methods of carrying on Christian work in the colleges to which the students will return, and un- doubtedly the responsible position of students with reference to the evangilization of the world has been well emphasised. A meeting, specially arranged for the public in general, was held on Wednesday evening, the 2nd August, and here the work in its various aspects was explained in a very interesting way by repre- sentative men. A further method adopted to let the outside world know of the important Student Movement proceeding these latter years, was to send student delegates to the English Noncon- formist places of worship last Sunday. All the speakers at the ordinary meetings of the Conference were of University training, and evidently well-acquainted with student life. The chair was taken at all the meetings by J. Rutter Williamson, M.B., who, as Travelling Secretary of the British and American Student Volunteer Movements has had valuable experience in the matter of managing bodies of students. His address on the subject of Medical Missions cannot other than have deeply affected all who were privileged to hear it. Rev. R. P. Wilder, M.A., who was the founder of the present Missionary Move- ment, both in America and Great Britain, delivered several soul-stirring addresses. He dealt in a very vivid style with such subjects as How to prepare for a spiritual awakening in our Colleges;" The present religious state of India," and as he has spent some years working among the student class in India he was able to speak with authority; The filling of the Holy Spirit," and lastly, The Principles underlying personal work." Another somewhat similarly qualified speaker was Frank Anderson, B.A., also on furlough from student work in India. His first address emphasised the importance of the Morning Watch in the lives of the christian students, i.e., to spend the first half hourtdaily in devotional Bible study and secret prayer, whilst another address showed India's connection with the World's Students Christian Federation Movement. Among the more external speakers mention should be made of Bishop Taylor-Smith, whose diocese is that of Sierra Leone, on the West Coast of Africa. In a delightfully informal manner the Bishop gave a memorable address on "Bible Study," on another occasion the account of his work in the forty churches under his care was most interesting. Another subject taken up by him was The place and power of Intercession." Intercession he described as the missing link between man and God. One could not fail to be struck with the broad catholicity of spirit of this genial Anglican Bishop. To many minds probably the most effective speaker of the conference was the Rev. G. A.Johnston Ross, M.A., London. He spoke on The Student Spiritually." The remark quoted by him deserves repetition, Be spiritual in your natural life, be natural in your spiritual life." His address to theological students on Missionary Study was most powerful, and as a proof of the value set upon it a common desire led to its being later repeated to the common body of delegates, with the exception, of course, that the technical theological terms were omitted. Another moving address of his was on The Practice of the Presence of God," it showed the need to-day of a recovery of the awe of God—the Fatherhood of God is popular. Another speaker was the Rev. W. D. Maclaren, M.A.. a Scotchman, who spoke on The Minister and His Bible," and on Experi- mental loyalty to our Lord Jesus Christ." Perhaps the most intellectual, and yet perfectly devout address of the Conference was that by Miss Richardson, vice-principal Westfield College. Her subject was The Student Physically and Intellectually," dealing more particularly with the latter. There were numerous other speakers, but the above indicate the nature of the meetings con- tinued with such fervour and blessedness for some nine days. The delegates from the Welsh Colleges met to- gether on two occasions. At the first of these meetings, presided over by H. H. Hughes, B.A., papers were read as follows Christian Unions and Intermediate Schools," by Miss Jones, Tregaron County School. Our Colleges and Social Work," by Mr. J. W. Evans, B.Sc., Cardiff, and on Missionary Work by Mr. Protheroe, Treveeca College. At the second meeting it was agreed that the distinctive Conference of the Welsh Colleges Christian Union should be held henceforth trien- nially while the importance of loyalty to the larger organization should be emphasised in the inter- vening years. At one of the last meetings of the Conference special attention was called to the great Inter- national Missionary Conference of Students which is being arranged for the first week of next January in London at which 2,000 student delegates will be expected. We trust that this great modern revival among students will have been strengthened by the recent meetings held at Aberystwth. The work we see is a noble one, and appeals for the prayer of all the Chrristian people of our Christian land of Wales.
BOW STREET. DANGERS OF RAILWAY WORK.—During shunting operations at Bow Street station on Thursday afternoon a guard of a goods train named James Jones narrowly escaped a shocking death. He was in charge of a train on its way to Aberystwyth, and as the engine with some wagons attached was entering one of the sidings to take on a wagon, Jones attempted to slip between the trucks in order to fix a coupling in its place. Whilst doing so he was caught between the buffers. He was badly crushed, and Dr. Basset Jones who was immediately summoned to attend advised the removal of the patient to the Infirmary. Jones was sent on by train to his destination, and is making satisfactory progress towards recovery. LOCAl. HONOUR.—At the South Wales Quarterly Association of the Calvinistic Methodists held at Pembroke last week the Rev T. J. Morgan of this place was elected secretary for the the next three years. In the election of moderator and secretary the association first of all appoints one from each monthly meeting as nomination committee to submit three names to be ballotted upon. The three names submitted on this occassion for the secretaryship were Mr. Morgan, the Rev W. J. Williams, Hirwain. Glanmorganshire, and the Rev. J. Prys, Llanover. Monmouthshire, and after the second ballot Mr. Morgan was declared elected, and his neighbours here heartily congratulate him on the honour conferred upon him by ULs. brethren in South Wales.
UNIVERSITY OF WALES. The following is a list of successful candidates from the district at the recent examination of the Welsh University:—Candidates who have passed the whole examination: First division, Winifred May Blagg, Nottingham High School for Girls and University College, Aberystwyth; Amy Florence Cribbens, University College, Aberystwyth David John de Lloyd, Aberystwyth County School: John Glynn Edwards, University College, Aberystwyth Frank Howard Evans, Newtown County School and Portmadoc County School James Evans, Llany- bythc-r Grammar School School and University College, Bangor; Lily Elizabeth Murv Gibbon, Priory School, Clapton, and University College Aberystwyth Edward John Jones, Bala Preparatory School; Ellen Jones, University College, Aberyst- wyth; Thomas Daniel Jones, Aberayron County School; John Griffiths Morris, Cardigan County School; Sarah Anne Parry, Barmouth County School; Gilbert Norton Phillips, Newtown County Intermediate School; Sarah Reynolds. University College, Aberystwyth Elizabeth Annie Richards, private study and University College,Aberystwyth; Blanche Edith Websdale Stockwell, University College, Aberystwyth; Henry Thomas, Aberyst- wyth County School: Griffith Williams, Festiniog County School; Joseph Thomas Williams, University College, Aberystwyth; Agnes Wright, University College, Aberystwyth. Second division: Gwilym Llewelyn Davies, Llandyssul County School; Lewis Francis Davies, restimog County ftcnool; jonn Edwards, University College, Aberystwytb; Griffith Daniel Ellis, Aberystwyth County School; Simon Griffith Evans, Bala Preparatory School; Robert Percy Hughes, Festiniog County School Agnes Jones, Aberdare town schools and University College, Aberystwyth; Hannah Jones, University College, Aberystwyth Mabess Thomas. University College, Aberystwyth Mary Louisa Thomas. University College, Aberystwyth. Candidates who, having previously passed in four subjects and thus completed the matriculation ex- aiiiiiiation:-Rayiiio-i(ICuml)erbatuti Allen, Emma Louisa Askew, and Rose Ethel Avery. University College, Aberystwyth; Francis Eleanor Park, Hig-h School, Shrewsbury, and University College, Aberystwyth; John Park Davies, Llan- dyssul County School, and University College, Aberystwyth T. Davies, Bala Preparatory School College and University, Bangor; Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Dr. Williams School, Dolgelley: Lewis Lloyd Evans, Warwick School and University College, Aberystwyth Sophie Farmer, University College, Aberystwyth; Thomas Rees Francis, Ystradyfod-. wg Pupil Teachers' School, and University College, Aberystwyth Thomas Win George, Cardigan County School and private study; David Jenkins, Aberystwyth County School; Annie Jones, Dr. Williams's School, Dolgelley; David Jones, Pen- cader Grammar School; E.Jones, Towyn County Schoo.; Alfred Morgan, Pentreporth Board School, Carmarthen and University College, Aberystwyth: Aubrey Roberts, Llandovery School and University College; Ellen Jane Roberts, Towyn: County Inter- mediate School; Robert Cecil Roberts, Bala Pre- paratory School and University College, Bangor; Emma Maud Thomas, Cardiff Pupil Teachers School and University College, Aberystwyth Hettie Wil- iams, University College, Aberystwyth: George Arthur Wood, University College, Aberystwyth. III.—Candidates who, having previously passed in three subjects, have now passed in two subjects, thus completing the matriculation examination:—David Timothy Davies, New Quay Board School, and Uni- versity College, Aberystwyth John Albert Davies, Porth Pupil Teachers' School, and University College, Aberystwyth; John Evans, University College, Aberystwyth; Verena Anna Forster, Cardiff Pupil Teachers' School, and University College. Aberyst- wyth; Thomas Aneurin Griffiths, Swansea Pupil Teachers School, and University College. Aberyst- wyth David Smith Jenkins, Swansea Intermediate School and University College, Aberystwyth Mary Dudlick John, Birmingham Pupil Teacher's School, and University College, Aberystwyth: Dafydd Rees Jones, Emlyn Grammar School, and University College, Aberystwyth; Hugh Charles Lewis, Holt Academy, and University College, Aberystwyth; Sarah Margaretta Morgan, Univer- sity College, Aberystwyth John Thomas Walters, University College, Aberystwyth; Kate Weeks, Private Study and University College, Aberyst- wyth. IV.—Candidates who have satisfied the examiners in four subjects and are specially reoommended by them as deserving to be admitted to a subsequent examination in a fifth subject:—Albert Edward Davies, Bala Preparatory School; Robert Roberts Davies, Emlyn Grammar School, Newcastle Emlyn; Gwendolen Evans, University College, Aberyst- wyth Sarah Gladys Francis, Llanidloes County Intermediate School; Catherine Jane Hughes, Festiniog County School; John Arllwyd Jones, Devil's Bridge Board School and Aberystwyth County School; Richard William Jones, Portmadoc County School; Robert James Jones, Bala Pre- paratory School; Thomas John Jones, Old College School, Carmarthen, and University College, Aberystwyth; William Isaac Jones, University College, Aberystwyth; William Arthur Lewis, Devil's Bridge Board School and Aberystwyth County School; Hugh Lloyd, Tregaron County School; Olive J. Marsh, University College, Aber- ystwyth Ella Parry, Grammar School, Pencader i Thomas Richards, Taliesin Board School and Aber- ystwyth Board School; David Roberts, Festiniog County School; David Rowlands Rowe. Festiniog County School; John Oliver Stephens. Cardigan County School; Lowry Thomas, Portmadoc County School; David Evans Williams, Old College, Carmarthen, and University College, Aberystwyth; John Williams, Festiniog County School. V.—Candidates who, in accordance with sections 19, 20, and 21 of the matriculation regulations, have satisfied the examiners in three subjects, and are specially recommended by them as deserving to be admitted to a deserving examina- tion in the remaining subjects:—Amy Violet Burgess, University College, Aberystwyth; Thomas James Owen, Machynlleth Intermediate School and University ^College, Aberystwyth.
Calvinistic Methodism. The South Wales Oavinistic Methodist Associa- tion brought its meetings to a close at Pembroke on Thursday. The meetings were presided over by the Rev. John Evans, Abermeurig, the moderator for the year. The report of the temperance committee was presented by the Rev. T. J. Morgan, Penygarn. The following officers were appointed for the ensuing year:Chairman, Alderman J. Jones Griffiths, Penygraig; treasurer, Mr. William Thomas Newquay; secretary, the Rev. P. D. Morse, Wolfs Castle. It was decided to ask the Association to request the various monthly meetings and presbyteries not to confirm the election of any church officers, unless they were total abstainers.—The report was adopted. The report as to the state of the home mission fund given by the Rev. D. Thorne Evans, Swansea, was of an encouraging nature. The churches had responded liberally to the annual appeals. The sum of L900 had been voted as grant in aid to weak churches. The recommendations of the special committee appointed to consider the question of presenting a testimonial to the Rev. Rees Evans, Llanwrtyd, in recognition of his services to Trevecca College were adopted. It is proposed to present Mr. Evans with a purse of gold and an illuminated address.
Sale of Property. Last week Messrs. W. Dew and Sons, the well- known auctioneers of Bangor and Llandudno con- ducted an important sale of valuable freehold property at the Town Hall, Pwllheli. The proper- ties consisted of the outlying portions of Colonel Wynne Finch's Cefnamlwch Estate and included several freehold farms, tenements, business premises, accommodation land and building sites in the parishes of Bryncroes, Llaniestyn, Llangwn- adl, and Aberdaron. The attendance at the sale was exceptionally large, the number of persons present being estimated at about 500, and Mr. Dew sustained his reputation for keen attention and promptitude. The aggregate measurement of the properties was 516a. 3r. 36 £ p., and were divided into 54 lots. All the properties realized excellent prices, and one of the most pleasant features of the sale was the fact that so many of the farms were purchased by the tenants.
CARDIGAN. A SAD ACCIDENT.—A little boy, five years of age, son of the Rev. D. Morgan, Calvinistic Methodist minister, St. Dogmalls was leaning against the mill bridge on Thursday evening, a cart backed against him and killed him on the spot. Much sympathy is felt with the family in their sad bereavement. DEATH FROM SUNSTROKE.—On Thursday after- noon a man named David Phillips was reaping wheat at Pencraig, about a mile and a half from the town, when he suddenly complained of being' unwell, and went into the house, where be was ad- viced to go home. His reply was Home, home,' and these were the last words he spoke. He was at once couveyed to Cardigan, and died in about half an hour. Death was due to a sunstroke.
PONTRHYDFENDIGAID. BAII-TIST CAUIZCH.-Preaebing services were held at. the above place in connection with the Baptist Church last Sunday, when the Revs. E. Evans. Bangor, and D, Jones, A.T.S., Lampeter, officiated to a very large congregation.
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