NOTICE.-Ti-il Lutmi is devoted to better thoughts )r quiet moments. Can the wii \ri. the grisl) of Power, Snatch I iouci of a well-spent hour? These, when i Trembling spirit wings her flight, Pour round n ;• path a stream of living light. ROGERS.
ft Blessed is the man lhat has found his work. One ,monster there i- in tne world, the idle man. CARLYLE.
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Fate. "Fate ste. along with silent tread, I Found oL nest in what least we dread; Frowns in the storm with angry brow, But in til sunshine strikes the blow." COWPER.
Evils of War. War is one of the greatest plagues that can .afflict humaniiy it (lestroys religion, it destroys state, it destroy families. Any scourge, in fact is preferable to it. Famine and pestilence become as nothing in comparison with it. Pestilence is the least evil of the ihree, and 'twas therefore David chose it, willin_ rather to fall into the hands of God than into i of pitiless man. LUTHER.
» Autumn. Autumn m his leafless bowers, Is waiting for the winter's snow. WHITTIER. + Sorrow ami the scarlet leaf, Sad thoughts and sunny weather; Ah me! tl:i glory and this grief, Agree in*: well together. T. W. PARSONS.
Wisdom. Wisdom is a fox, who, after long hunting, will at last cost you piins to dig out: tis a cheese, which by how much the richer, has the thicker, the homelier, and ihe coarser coat. 'Tis a sack posset, wherein the deeper you go, you'll find it the sweeter. Wisdom is a hen, whose cackling we must value and consider, because it is attended with an egg. But lastly, 'tis a nut, which unless you choose with judgment, may cost you a tooth, and pay you nothing but a worm. R J DEAN SWIKT.
Stagnation. Victor Hugo said that he pitied the man who could sav that lie had not changed his political opinion for forty years. He also said that to praise him, was like praising water for being stagnant, and the tree for being dead. Men of energy, of thought, and of progress, are ever ready to change, as they gain knowledge and experience.. The curse of the world has ever been the non- progressive bigots in both Church and State, the fossils who are moss-grown and covered with the dust of age-who always stand in the way of the progress and development of the highest faculties in man, and the elevation of the race. PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL. ♦
Peace. Let there be Peace. How long shall cursed War, Trample with iron heel the verdant earth, And cannon feed on God-created man 7. Is death so slow in slaying, that we thus Such devilish arts and hellish arms devise To aid his sad exterminating work, Unpeopling the kingdoms? Let us not Thus play a game at which e'en winners lose— No longer broadcast sow the bloody seed Whence bitterest harvests spring. The bloodless pen, Books, reasons, arbitration, arguments- Let these fight future battles let our strife Be henceforth only but for precedence I' th' onward march of love. Both great and famed Have been the warlike nations. Greater still, More prosperous and more famous, she will be, Who first shall sheathe the desolating sword, And teach the nations Peace and Harmony. S. W. P.
High Moments. There are moments when the grace of God stirs sensibly in the human heart; when the soul seems to rise upon the eagle-wings of hope and prayer into the heaven of heavens; when, caught up, as it were, into God's very presence, we see and hear things unspeakable. At such moments we live a lifetime for emotions such as these annihilate all time; they Crowd eternity into an hour, Or stretch an hour into eternity." At such moments we are nearer to God; we seem to know Him and be known of Him, and if it were possible for any man at such a moment to see into our souls lie would know all that is greatest and most immortal in our beings. But to see us then is impossible to man it is possible only to Him whose hand should lead, whose right hand should guide us even if we could take the wings of the morning and fly into the uttermost parts of the sea. CASOS FARRAR.
Intellectual Greatness. There is one method of being intellectually great, and that is hard labour. Generally speak- ing, the life of all truly great men has been a life of intense and incessant labour. They have 4commonly passed the first half of life in the gross -darkness of indigent humility,—overlooked, mis- taken, condemned, by weaker men, thinking while others slept, reading while others rioted, feeling something within them, that told them they should not always be kept down among the dregs of the world; and then, when their time was come, and some little accident has given them their first occasion, they have burst out into the light and glory of perfect light, rich with the spoils of time, and mighty in all the labours and struggles of the mind. Then do the multitude cry out a miracle of genius 1" yes, he is a miracle of genius, because he is a miracle of labour because, instead of trusting to the resources of his own single mind, he has ransacked a thousand minds; because he makes use of the accumlated wisdom of ages, and takes as his point of departure, the very last line and boundary to which science has advanced because it has ever been the object of his life to assist every intellectual gift of nature, however munificent and however splendid, with .every resource that art could suggest, and every attention diligence could bestow. THE REV. SYDNEY SMITH.
Rising in the World. You should bear constantly in mind that nine- tenths of us are, from the very nature and necessities of the world, born to gain our liveli- hood by the sweat of the brow. What reason have we then to presume that our children are not to do the same 1 If they be, as now and then one will be, enckpwed with extraordinary powers of mind, those powers may have an opportunity of developing themselves; and if they never have that opportunity, the harm is not very great to us or to them. Nor does it hence follow that the descendants of labourers are always to be labourers. The path upwards is steep and long to be sure. Industry, care, skill, excellence, in the I present parent, lay the foundation of a rise, under more favourable circumstances, for the children. The children of these take another rise; and by •#nd by the descendants of the present labourer Secome gentlemen. This is the natural progress, by attempting to reach the top at a single iiat so much misery is produced in the world; propensity to make such attempt has been ierished -and encouraged by the strange projects t we have witnessed of late years for making •labourers virtuous and happy by giving them nat is called education. The education which I peak of consists in bringing children up to iabour with steadiness, with care, and with skill; to show them how to do as many useful things as possible; to teach them to do them all in the best manner; to set them an example in industry, sobriety, cleanliness, and neatness; to make all these habitual to them, so that they never shall be liable to fall into the contrary; to let them always see a good living prccaeding from labour, and thus to remove from them the temptation to get at the goods of others by violent or fraudulent means, and to keep far from their minds all the inducements to hypocrisy and deceit. WILLIAM COBBETT.
"0=- -=- MERIONETH LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the above Association was held in the Assembly Rooms, Blaenau Fes- tiniog. on Thursday. Dr. Edward Jones, J.P., Dolgelley, one of the vice-chairmen of the Associa- tion, presided, being supported on the platform by Mr. Andrcas Roberts, Festiniog, Mr. John Evans, J.P., Barmouth, and Mr. Evan Jones, Festiniog; together with the Secretary (Mr. It. Guthrie Jones) and the Treasurer (Mr. J. Parry), THE DELEGATES. The following delegates were present: Dr. Edward Jones, J.P., Dolgelley, presiding; the following vice-presidents, Mr. John Evans, J.P. Barmouth; Mr. John Davies, Dyffryn; Dr. R. T. Jones, J.P. Harlech; Dr. H. D. Evans, J.P. Blaenau Festiniog; Mr. E. P. Jones, J.P. Blaenyddol; Mr. Andrcas Roberts, Blaenau Festiniog; Mr. It. 0. Jones, Blaenau Festiniog; Dr. Roger Hughes, J.P. Bala; Mr. Evan Jones, J.P. Bala; and Alderman John Hughes, Festiniog treasurer, Mr. J. Parry, J.P. Bala; and secretary, Mr. Gutbrie Jones, Dol- gelley; delegates: Mr. H. Williams, Corris; Mr. Wm. Jones and Mr. E. L. Rowlands, Aberdovey Mr. Wynne, Arthog; Mr. R Davies, Bala, Mr. It. W. Roberts, Bala; Mr. Edward Davies, Bala; Mr. J. W. Roberts, Bala; Mr. It. Evans. Bala; Mr. John Adams, Barmouth; Rev. Gwynoro Davies, Bar- mouth; Mr. B. S.Jones, Blaenau Festiniog; Mr. D. Thomas, Corwen Rev. John Williams, Dolgelley; Mr. R. C. Evans, Dolgelley; Mr. John Hughes, Festiniog Mr. Ellis Hughes, Festiniog Mr. Richard Williams, Blaenau Festiniog; Mr. Richard Griffith, Blaenau Festiniog; Mr. William Jones, Festiniog; Mr. Lewis Thomas, Blaenau Festiniog; Rev. W. R Jones, Llanfrothen; Mr. D. G. Jones Blaenau Festiniog; Mr. W. P. Evans and Mr. E. Lloyd Powell, Blaenau Festiniog; Mr. C. Lloyd Jones, Llandderfel; Mr. Shem Edwards, Llandderfel; Mr. R. Thomas, Llandderfel; Mr. Ric- hard Roberts, Trawsfynydd; Mr. G. G. Williams, Trawsfynydd; Rev S. Owen, Tanygrisiau; Mr. D. J. Williams, Mr. Humphrey Roberts, Mr. Samuel Jones, Mr. AViii. Edwards, and Mr. J. E. Humphreys, Tanygrisiau; Mr. G W. Griffiths, Festiniog Mr. Aaron Davies. Festiniog; Mr. J. J. Hughes, Bala and others. THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO RESIGN. The Secretary read letters regretting inability to attend from Mr Samuel Pope, Q.C. (the President) Mr. Hugh Evans, Barmouth, and Mr. W. R. Davies. Mr. Pope stated that, having disposed of his property in the county, it seemed inappropriate that he should associate himself so intimately as formerly with its political affairs, which were happily settled, and needed no extraneous assistance. He sent his subscription for the year ( £ 10) in order not to withdraw abruptly. Letters were also read from Mr. and Mrs. Ellis (Cynlas) and Mrs. Ellis (widow of the late mem- ber), acknowledging votes of condolence. Mrs. Ellis said she would like to take this opportunity of saying how glad she was that she was present at the Association meeting held in Towyn last autumn, when she had the pleasure of seeing for the first time so many of her late husband's good and kind friends, and she would always esteem it a privilege in having been thus associated with the county. THE CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS. The Chairman, who was received with applause, said a year ago their late member, Mr. Ellis, and bis wife, were with them, and they were expecting then that they would have his services for many years, but by to-day they had lost him. They had already made reference to his loss, which they would feel more and more as time went on. They could only pray for happiness for his family, and bope that his spirit might continue to animate the Welsh people for many years to come. Proceeding the chairman alluded to the Tithes Bill, which was passed at a time when it had been found that the Church of England was not honest to its principles as a Protestant Church. Nothing had opened the eyes of the country, to the Conservatives work more than this scheme for taking the money of the taxpayers of the country to pay the rates of the parsons. It was nothing but a fresh endow- ment of the Church. The amount that Wales and Monmouthshire would have to pay was £4000, Merioneth would have to pay some hundreds. The taxpayers of Wales would have to make up £4000. Was that just? He thought it was a glaring injustice, and they ought all to protest in the strongest manner against it. Proceeding the Chairman said the question that ought to be nearest their hearts was the amelioration of the condition of the workingmen of this countrymen. The Tories bad promised many things. There was the question of Old Age Pensions, and the drink traffic which must come up. Alluding to the Transvaal crisis the Chairman said he did not think the county of Merioneth would give any support to the war spirit that was abroad (ap- plause). He was sorry to see that in one part of Wales—the Wales of the Sunday School, the Wales that had been taught to love the old book that said Blessed are the Peacemakers "—he was sorry to see what had taken place in an adjoining county, and that at a meeting of ladies. He could not help feeling that those men took an unfair ad- vantage in giving voice to their feelings in a meeting of ladies (laughter and hear, hear). No doubt there were many grievances that wanted remedying in the Transvaal, but they believed with the present leader of the Conservative party that there was nothing calling for war, and, more than that, that there was nothing that justified preparing for war. He believed with John Morley that what was required was a little more patience. The Boers were weak, England was strong, and if we went to war what would be the advantage, and where would be the honour ? (applause). ELECTION OF OFFICERS. The Chairman proposed the re-election of Mr. Samuel Pope, Q.C., as President for the coming year. Mr. Pope, he said, had been a good friend to them, and notwithstanding his letter they ought to try and keep him if they possibly could. Mr. Robert Thomas (Llanderfel), seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. Mr. D. G. Jones proposed the re-election of the following gentlemen as Vice-presidents:—Dr. Edward Jones, J.P., Rev. Gwynoro Davies, Dr. Hughes, J.P., Mr. Andrews Roberts, J.P., Mr. Evan Jones, J.P., Alderman Nicholas, Mr. John Evans, J.P., Dr. D. It. Evans, J.P., and Mr. John Adams. Mr. Griffith (Dolgelley) was added to the list. Mr. Parry was re-appcinted treasurer and Mr. Guthrie Jones Secretary. EXECUT-IVE COMMITTEE. The Executive Committee was appointed as follows:-Corris, Mr. Rees Owen; Aberdovey, Mr. Wm. Jones Abergynolwyn, Mr. David Humphreys; Arthog, Mr. John Wynne; Bala, Mr. J. W. Roberts; Barmouth, Mr. John Adams; Conglywal, Dr. Roberts; Corwen, Mr. Lloyd John; Dinas Mawddwy, Mr. John Jones; Dolgelley, Mr. Wm. Williams Dyffryn, Mr. J. R. Jones; Ffestiniog, Mr. John Hughes; Four Crosses, Alderman Jonathan; Danybwlch, Mr. D. T. Jones Harlech, Mr. Edward Griffiths; Llandderfel, Robert Thomas Llanddrillog, Rev Evan T. Davies; Llanegryn, Mr. David Davies; (Llanfachreth, Mr. Griffith Pryce; Llanfrothen, Mr. Evan Williams; Llanuwchllyn, Mr. R. E. Roberts; Pennal, Mr. E. L. Rowlands; Talsarnau, Mr. John Richards; Tanygrisian, Rev. Samuel Owen; Corwen, Mr. M. James; Traws- fynydd, Mr. D. G. Jones; Glyndyfrydwy, Mr. Thomas Davies. Mr. Samuel Pope Q.C., Mr. O. D. Roberts (Dol- gelley), and Mr. Evan Jones (Bala), were appointed the representatives on the General Committee of the National Liberal Federation. FINANCIAL. Mr. Parry (treasurer) submitted the financial statement which showed a balance of £26 17s. 2d. on the right side. He proposed that the sum of £60 should be required of the constituencies to meet the expenses of the following year. PERFECT ORGANIZATION. Eight of the delegates appointed last year were roo-elected to represent the Council at the National Liberal Federation. The name of Miss Jones (Bala), who was described as a keen politician, was added to the list. The Chairman said the next duty of the Council was to appoint 19 delegates to attend the Welsh National Liberal Convention. He thought some- one should go from that county to the Convention because it was generally agreed that there was no county in the United Kingdom which had a better organization than Merionethshire, and if some of their representatives went there they might show the Convention how to obtain a perfect organiza- tion. If every county in Wales had an organisation like Merionethshire the Convention would not be needed at all. However, if the Convention was trying to do something towards making them a more united nation they should do their best to assist. At this stage Mr. O. M. Edwards, M.P, entered the room in company with Dr. Evans, and was loudly applauded. [Mr. Edwajds' address will be fonnd in another column.] It was then agreed to send delegates to the Con- vention. THE TRANSVAAL. The Chairman proposed the following resolu- tion :—" That while recognizing the pressing need of reforming the franchise laws of the Transvaal this Council is of opinion that the reforms could be best secured by peaceful means and without encroaching upon the independence of the Re- public. Rev. Gwynoro Davies, J.P., in seconding re- marked that it was very disappointing to find that í there was not perfect unanimity in Wales regarding this matter. He regretted that in some parts of Wales there seemed to be as strong a desire for war as in some places of England, and that one member, representing the most typically Welsh of the Welsh counties, should have advocated it. These men who were now for war described it as an awful thing when Christians were being butched by Turkey, and said some other remedy must be found. One of the grievances against the Government of the Transvaal was that it did not allow the free use of the English language. Had not this very grievance been felt in Wales ? One of the very persons who was now threatening the Transvaal had listened in silence to an English Judge denouncing a witness in a Welsh Law Court because he elected to give evidence in his own language. The motion was carried unanimously and it was resolved to send copies to Lord Salisbury, Mr. Chamberlain and Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman. [NOTES BY A MEMBER.] The annual meeting of the Merioneth Liberal Association which was held at Festiniog on Thurs- day, showed how strong Liberalism is in the county, find the excellent state of the organization of the Association. The chair was filled by one who has been a pioneer of Liberalism during the last quarter of a century or more. No one has been more earnest in his efforts in the cause of Liberalism, and more advanced in his views on political matters, and patriotic in his sympathies on Welsh questions, and more deserving of the honour, one and all, the members of the Association arc anxious to bestow on him on all occasions than Dr. Edward Jones of Dolgelley. In his opening address the chairman referred feelingly to the recollections they had of the last annual meeting. At the annual meeting at Towyn last year the late mem- ber,—Mr. Thomas Ellis-was present, and they made a presentation to him and his young bride, in celebration of their marriage, and all the county joined in wishing them long life and happiness. At that meeting we recollect, Dr. Edward Jones was urging the districts to be prepared, as they did not know what the future had in store for them. Whin Dr. Edward Jones made that remark, Mr .Ellis was present and all were confident that the best of his labours were still in store. How- ever at Festiniog twelve months later, we have a meeting held under very different circumstances. They have lost their old member, and a new mem- ber had been elected for the county, and at this meeting the new member, who twelve months ago no one in Merioneth entertained any idea of seeing in the position of representative of this county in Parliament, was present. Although the Association had been called upon suddenly to choose a new member, the election was a thing of the past, and the ranks of Liberalism are quite as solid and united as they were twelve months ago, and the Association at Blaenau Festiniog, per- formed its function as though nothing unusal had taken place. This proves how impregnable is the Liberalism of the county, and how prepared the Party is to meet any emergency. There were present at the meeting represen- tatives from nearly the whole of the polling districts in the County. The Association has a local com- mittee in every polling district, with a local secretary, and each district is represented on the executive of the Association. The registration of voters is carefully seen to by each local secretary, who is supposed to be in communication with the Association. The Association possesses an effective organizer in the person of the secretary Mr. It. Guthrie Jones, Solicitor, Dolgelley—whose services to the Association are likely to prove very valuable. The financial statement of the Association when he undertook the secretarial duties showed an adverse balance, but which now happily has been con- verted into a balance on the right side of £26 16s. 6d. Mr. Guthrie Jones is most energetic and painstaking as secretary, and his duties as organizer cannot but prove of great advantage to the Association and to Liberalism in the County. We trust that in the near future the secretary will be able to impress on the various districts the desirability of arranging some more effective means of nurturing the young people in the prin- I y 11 ciples of Liberalism, so that they will have more to rely upon than sentiments in the fight for the Liberal faith. We do not intend to imply that the present generation has no foundation but senti- ments. But the need for progressive Liberalism is ever on the increase, and no effort should be spared to incalcate the principles for which the old Liberals of Merioneth and Cardigan fought and suffered in the minds of the rising generation. We are threatened from responsible quarters with reactionary meas- ures affecting not only the Principality in which we live, but the very foundations of the new Empire which Liberalism has erected within the last fifty years. Possibly we are and have been too apathetic in the matter of instilling these principles and that our young men in consequence possess too superficial a knowledge to withstand the severe onslaught which at any time may be made upon them by the combined forces of the New and so-called Progressive Conservatism and Unionism. The cry" Register, Register "must be supplemented by the watchword Instruct Instruct. We have already said that the new member—Mr. 0. M. Edwards-was present at the meeting, and however good may have been the impression he made at the special meeting when he was elected the impression he made at this meeting was even still better. His unassuming manner when ad- dressing the audience, and the deep conviction con- veyed in his well-measured phrases to the hearts of his hearers, won the heartiest expressions of approval from the large number of representatives present. His views on the Transvaal question were healthy, and it would be well for the few jingo members of Wales to study it carefully, as it con- veys clearly the undoubted Welsh opinion on the question of the day. Mr. Edwards also referred to the Tithe Bill and the Church Discipline Bill and it is certain that he expressed the views of the party in the county when he said that the remedy for the Church in Wales would be its Disestablish- ment and its Disendowment. And here again, whether Mr. Edwards led or was being led by the party is immaterial, but it is a singular coincid- ence that the Executive were unanimous in passing a resolution calling upon the Welsh Federation to make this plank the foremost one in their plat- form. Would that the same vigour that is so evident in Merioneth politics could be imported into many others of the Welsh Liberal Association which are known more by their names than their works.
DOLGELLEY. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. At the monthly meeting of the above Council on Saturday there were present: Mr. John Evans (chairman); Dr. Charles Williams, Llanaber; Messrs. J. Pugh Jones, Corris Owen Jones, Maw- ddwy; Richard Jones. Llanelltyd Ellis Williams, Llanaber; Morris G. Williams, Llanenddwyn; John Morris, Brithdir; Richard Hughes, Llan- fachreth; William Lloyd and Cadwaladr Roberts, Llangelynin; with the Clerk (Mr. Richardson), the Medical Officer (Dr. Hugh Jones), and the In- spector (Mr. William Jones). THE COTTAGE HOMES OF-WALES.' The Medical Officer in his monthly report stated that on Sept. 9th he inspected Bronyvoel, Llan- enddwyn. The back walls were in contact with the soil almost up to the eaves, and there were no eaves-troughs. The walls were also defective and damp. The dairy was damp, low, and badly ventilated, and had a dilapidated floor. The sleep- ing rooms upstairs had no ceilings, and the roof above them was dilapidated, and the walls were not proof against wind. The pigstyes were within five yards of the house. At Bronyvoel Isa the windows were very dilapidated; the walls and foundations were damp; there were no eaves- troughs. Under the house he found a privy which consisted of a huge pit constructed over a small water course, which was most offensive and which must be removed. The pigstyes were attached to a small outbuilding adjoining the house, and were in an offensive condition. He had examined Chapel House, Abercowarch, occupied by Mrs. Jones. The windows were not made to open, and there was no privy of any kind. An adjoining house occupied by Ann Evans, was in a similar condition, and both houses were unfit for habitation. He had examined two houses called Penypentre in the immediate vicinity. The sleeping rooms upstairs were low and had no ceilings. The soil was in contact with the back wall to a considerable height, and these were very damp owing to water percolating through them. The houses were very unwholesome. He examined Minffordd, the back wall was in contact with the soil almost up to the eaves, and there were no trougliings. The roof of the Sun Inn, Llany- mawddwy was most dlapidated and light could be seen through it at several points. The walls are defective, the floors and some of the rooms are dilapidated, and there are no eaves troughs. The drain leading from the back door should be trapped. He examined Glanllynmawr in the same parish. The dairy was small and without proper ventilation, the floors were bad, the walls were damp, the sleeping rooms were low, confined, with no ceilings or fireplace, and only skylights for ventilation, the roof was defective, there were no eavestrough,a stable was attached to the upper gable of the house. He also examined Troedyrhiw in the same parish. The back wall was in contact with the soil, and there were no troughings. The gable wall was seriously cracked, the windows were shattered and dilapidated, the sleeping rooms had no fire places, and were low and confined the roof was dilapidated, and the walls and foundations of the house were extremely damp throughout. On rxamining Tynyceunant, in the same parish, he found the roof defective, some of the walls cracked, no eavestroughs, some of the windows very dilapidated, the house damp owing to want of proper provision for draining surface water away from it; there was a defective pit privy, situated about six yards away from the front of the house, which was so constructed as to be incapable of being properly cleaned. On September 11th he visited Corris and Aberllefenny. The drain along the side of the road from Braichcoch to Lower Corris was in a very foul state, and he had already expressed the opinion that a pipe drain should be constructed. The river was in a disgraceful condi- tion, and was nothing less than an open sewer. The manure heap belonging to the Corris Railway stables was in the same condition as described in his last report. Complaints were made to him that the scavenging cart went round the village late in the day, and created quite a nuisance. The scavenging should be done in the early hours. He examined Tycapel, Llantacbreth on September 16th. The sleeping rooms upstairs were so badly ventilated as to be positively unwholesome. On September 18th four cases of scarlet fever were reported at Glascoed, Llanfachreth. The disease was of a mild type, and the usual precautions had been taken. On September 21st he visited Bryn- melyn, Llanelltyd, and found it in the same un- satisfactory condition as when be reported it last. An extensive outbreak of diarrhoea had been reported to him in the village of Abergynolwyn, which is supposed to be directly associated with the objectionable system of large privy middens which were in vogue there. The report was carefully considered. It was re- solved to take proceedings against the Corris Rail- way Company. INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The Inspector of Nuisance reported that he had served a notice on the owners of the Inn, Llwyn- gwril (the City Brewery Co.), to remedy the nuis- ance arising from a pit, privy, and pigstyes. Their representative promised that everything would be done at once to the satisfaction of the medical officer. Nothing had been done in regard to the Llanegryn drainage. He had inspected Hen- bias Farm, Llwyngwril. The pigstyes were at- tached to the house and Mr. Gillart promised to get them removed. With reference to the Dyffryn water supply a change having occurred in the weather he had forwarded the particulars of guag- ing to Messrs. Bowen and Jones and received their report thereon. On September 11 the yield of water was five gallons per minute. He had had posters put up in the village of Llanbedr warning people against throwing tilth into the river. He had served Mr. Williams, owner of Tynyffynon, Dyffryn, with notice to abate a nuisance, and to Mr. Wynne, owner of Tynewydd, Llanegryn. The complaints regarding Tainewyddion Cottages, Llanbedr, be- longing to Mrs. Williams, were being attended to. He had spent several days in preparing bye-laws with Mr. Richardson and they were now in a proper state to be sent to the Local Government Board. The report was gone through item by item and the usual instructions were given. DYFFRYN WATEH SUPPLY. The report of Messrs Bowen and Jones (referred to in the Inspector's report) was as follows :—You will observe in our report that we contemplated providing for 1,000 inhabitants, but in the present instance we will omit the assumed increased future population, and deal only with the actual existing population viz. 750, being 550 residents, and 200 visitors. The lowest gauging which was 5t gallons per minute or 7920 per day allows about 10i gallons per head per day which quantity is more than ample, inasmuch as there will be no provision for drainage and flushing pur- poses, and if at any future time water would be required for this purpose additional storage acom- modation would have to be provided accordingly. The spring at Bronyvoel having now been proved to be constant, and the dry weather supply sufficient to provide for the existing population without any large outlay for storage, we beg to confirm our recommendation for the adoption of this scheme our amened estimate of cost which as per letter of 10th March was Z2000. It was resolved to apply to the Local Govern- ment Board for sanction to borrow £ 2,500. DRITHDIH BOARD SCHOOL. It was resolved at the last meeting that if the work required to be done to these premises were not executed within a reasonable time legal pro- ceedings would be taken. A letter was now read from the Clerk to the Dolgelley School Board say- ing that he was sorry there should have been any misunderstanding as to their (the Council's) letter of August 1st with reference to the condition of the premises. The Sanitary Inspector was present at the August meeting of the Board when he was consulted as to the best means of carrying out the suggestions of the Medical Officer of Health, and a committee was appointed to make inquiries and report to the Board. It was thought that the Inspector would have informed the Council of this, and that no form of acknowledgment was necessary. The committee had since made their report. In- structions had been given for the alterations to be carried out forthwith in a manner that would fully satisfy the requirements of the Medical Officer of Health. The explanation was deemed satisfactory.! ABERGYNOLWYN WATER SUPPLY. A letter was read from the Clerk to the Aber- gynolwyn Parish Council (Mr. Wm. Jones), stating that they were determined to be provided with a wholesome water supply, and plans of the works, See., would be forwarded to the Rural Council, and their consent asked to carry out the work. The Medical Officer said he was very pleased to bear this, as it was a very important matter. COMPLAINT FROM BARMOUTH. Mr. Charles Williams drew attention to the fact j that refuse was being carried in an open cart from Barmouth into the rural district, which he con- sidered most obnoxious, the smell being very bad. He was in favour c f writing to the Local Govern- ment Board, as the Barmouth Council had taken no notice. After a short conversation it was resolved to give the Barmouth Council one more opportunity of effecting a change. CHANGE IN THE LAW WANTED. A letter was read from the County Councils Association stating that at the last annual meeting attention was drawn to the present condition of the law affecting sources of water which were or might become necessary for local consumption, and the advisability of conferring powers upon local authorities in regard thereto. The difficulties that existed in the present state of the law as it affected the private rights in water appeared to be of the gravest character. They gave instances pointing to two of the many ways in which a local water supply might be seriously affected, and said as the law at present stood it did not appear that local authorities bad any power to protect the interests of their ratepayers. The Committee of the Association proposed to consider whether it was possible by legislation or otherwise to invest local authorities with some such power, or to devise some other remedy for the evil, and they would be glad to receive any information bearing upon the subject, or any suggestions. The letter was handed to the Medical Officer, who was asked to report as to how it affected the district.
WIT AND WISDOM. Slimson: Willie, where did you get that black eye? Willie: It's all right, pop. I've only been civilising the boy next door. She: Why is it, I wonder, that little men so often marry big women? He: I don't know, unless it is that the little fellows are afraid to back out of the engagements. Maud (pettishly)—Oh, how I do wish I were a man I I'd love nothing better than to be a soldier and fight for my country. Ethel: No doubt you'd make a good one. You're well used to powder, you know. The celebrated Chesterfield is said to have died with a witticism on his lips. When told that he was dying by inches, he thanked Heaven that he was not so tall by a foot and a half as Sir Thomas Robinson. » The Superintendent of a Sunday School was catechising a number of scholars, varying the usual form by beginning at the end of the cate- chism. After saying what were the pre-requisites of holy communion and confirmation, and receiv- ing satisfactory replies, he asked. And now, boys, tell me what must precede baptism." Whereupon a lively urchin at once shouted out, A baby, sir I" • A Scotsman who suffered terribly from insomnia was advised to consult a specialist. This he determined to do. When the consultation was over the unsophisticated old man asked what there was to pay. One guinea," said the doctor, and the old man paid it. Then he returned home. Later, recounting his experience, he said, with a pathetic quaver in his voice. Yon man cure me sleeplessness! Dae ye ken, I coodna sleep for a hale fortnight eftcr tuinkin' on whit I had to pay him." + THE ELDER'S INSPIRATION. At the close of the forenoon session of a ministerial conference, in announcing the opening subject for the afternoon, the presiding officer said Elder H-will present a paper on The Devil.' Then he added earnestly, Please be prompt in attendance, for Brother !has a carefully prepared paper, and is full of his subject." And it was some minutes before the presiding officer understood the laughter which followed his remark.—" Homiletie Review."