I' 77-1- THE LEISURE HOUR. NOTICE.-This column is devoted to better thoughts for quiet moments. Can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch tie rich relics of a well-spent hour ? These, vhen the trembling spirit wings her flight, Pour round her path a stream of living light. ROOF.TCS. Time wasted, is existence used, is life It is not for our good in ease to rest; Man, like to Cassia, when bruised is best SAML. SHEPPAIID. Those garments, lasting evermore, Are works of mercy to the poor, Which neither tetter, time, or moth. Shall fray that silk or fret this cloth. HEURICK. In Nature there's no blemish but the mind, None can be call'd doform'd but the unkind. Virtue is beauty but the beauteous evil Are empty trunks, e'erflourished by the devil
#' The Pursuit of Truth. When I set forth in the pursuit of truth, I found that the best way was to reject everything I had hitherto received, and pluck out all my old opinions, in order that I might lay the foundation of them afresh, believing that by this means I should more easily accomplish the great scheme of life than by building on an old basis, and sup- porting myself by principles that I had learned in my youth, without examining whether they were really true. For if we would know all the truths that can be known, we must, in the first place, free ourselves from prejudices, and make a point of rejecting those things which we have received until we have submitted them to a new examination. DESCARTES. ■O
Man, the Enemy of Man. The hunting tribes of air and earth, Respect the brethren of their birth Nature, who loves the claim of kind Less cruel chase to each assigned. The falcon, poised on soaring wing, Watches the wild duck by the spring The slow hound wakes the foxes lair; The greyhound presses on the hare; The eagle pounces on the lamb; The wolf devours the fleecy dam; Even tiger fell, and sullen bear, Their likeness and their lineage spare; Man, only, mars kind Nature's plan, And turns the fierce pursuit on man; Plying war's desultory trade, Incursion, flight, and ambuscade, Since Nimrod, Cush's mighty son, At first the bloody game begun. SIR WALTER SCOTT. »
Natuial Bias. If we consider well, we shall find that every ..apability, however slight, is born with us; that there is no vague, general capability in man. It is one ambiguous, dissipating education that makes men uncertain it awakens wishes when it should be animating tendencies; instead of forwarding our real capacities, it turns our efforts towards objects which are frequently discordant with the mind that aims at them. I augur better of a child, a youth who is wandering astray in a path of his own than of many who arc walking aright upon paths which are not theirs. If the former, either by themselves or by the guidance of others, can Had the right path, that is u. say, the path which suits their nature, they will u.ver leave it; while the latter are in danger ov. i v moment of shaking ■off a foreign yoke, and aha .'t uning themselves to sitrestrieted licence. GOETHE.
The Golden Age. 'These things shall be A loftier race Than e'er the world hath known shall rise With flame of freedom in their souls, And light of wisdom in their eyes. They shall be simple in their homes, And splendid ill their public ways Filling the mansions of ttfee state With music and with hymns of praise. Woman shall be man's mate and peer In all things strong and fair and good; Still wearing on her brows the crown Of sinless, sacred motherhood. There shall be no more sin—no shame, Though pain and passion may not die: For man shall be at one with God In bonds of firm necessity. J. ADDIXGTON SYMONDS. ii ii
How to Enjoy a Walk. A walk should be considered as an intellectual pastime. Do not confound it with the muscle- walking tramp, who is not satisfied with less than four miles an hour. The walk which Thoreau loved, that ended in a saunter, is what we should aim at. Do you think you must reach a certain point, or go over a certain quantity of ground, or that you must know the names which science has given to the forms of nature. You have an eye for pictures, perhaps; well, look for them. Think of an autumn evening, the growth of a summer, dying; a tender haze hanging over a cornfield, before you, in the shadows a twilight, mystifying and glorifying, like the memory of the youth the trees on the hill-top above you, a bank of gold with the glory of the sun on their turning leaves. And this is only one of a thousand.
.490 The Necessity of Limitation. If life is to be effectual, loss of some kind must c be faced. For there must be choice; and all choice implies loss. It is impossible that every promising shoot should be developed to perfection. Only the outside critic, the ineffectual man, can avoid limitation and loss. As soon as choice is made, and deliberate energy is at work, the walls of life seem to close in. First one vista, one possible course, and then another is shut. The man becomes the servant of the deed, and is thrust forward along an dyer-narrowing channel. Freedom proves to be as impossible for the artist as for the ordinary man. Indeed, the test for the artist is the question, What will you iYe up It is the test ior all who would avoid the common fatp of the ineffectual and dilettani. What have you the courage to renounce, that your personality may be fulfilled? The alternative to renunciation is ignorance of your own powers, and of the whole," resulting in half-hearted trivialities to the life's end. H. W. NEVINSON. —
Burke's Great Speeches. One of the noblest masterpieces in the literature of civil and political wisdom is found in Burke's three pieces on the American war-his speech on \xation in 1774, on conciliation in 1775, and his •Kter to the Sheriffs ut Bristol in 1777. I can 01., repeat what I have been saying in print and ou of it for a good many years, what I believe J1101 firmly a observation is enlarged by time and occa.on, that these three pieces are the most perfei rnannol in any literature for the study of great pairo, whether for the purpose of knowledge or actio No student worthy of the name will la.y asiu these pieces, so admirable in their literary oression, so important for history, so rich in tb.e'< ss°ns of ivi 1 wisdom, until he has found out something from other sources as to the circumstai! these pieces arose, and ax to the man vhose resplendent genius inspired them. There are great persons like Burke who march through r-t"i v with voices like a clarion trumpet and som.uiing like the glitter of swords in their hands. T.-ey are nearly as interesting as their work. Contact with tkem warms and kindles the mind, and you wilnot be content after reading one of these authors without knowing the char- acter and personality if the man who conceived the works, and until voi have spent an hour or two—and it will go a loig way with Burke still fresh into your niiii(I-ovel other compositions in political literature, over B&con's civil pieces, or Machiavelli s Prince," aud others in the same order of thought.. M0IU.PT. I
¡ Prosperous Penllwyn. I By "PHILIP SIDNEY." A recent personal tour through the highways 1 v of this retired and peaceful hamlet well justifies one in applying the word prosperous to it. On nil sides there is evidence that the inhabitants, are happy, contented and, remote through they may be from any active centre of life, well abreast of the times. rVnllwyn people evidently believe in looking after themselves, and in rightly endeavouring to do all that is in their power to plant in their midst iiioti. unions and places which shall be of service to them for mental, moral and social improvement. A church, a chapel, both with capital adjoin- ing rooms, a board school, a library, and a reading room will all be found in active operation here in the hamlet which never forgets that it is the birth place of Edwards of Bala. Here too is an ancient fulling mill, still in perfect and never ceasing work, telling us of those far distant days when nearly every parish had one in its midst. The old corn mill has disappeared, though it is still well remembered by many of the inhabitants nut .et very old its site by the side of a babbling brook was pointed out to me, not far distant from the birthplace of Ieuan Gwyllt, yet another Pen- llwyn worthy. The day of my visit not being a Sunday I was not- piiviliged to see the large congregations which assemble for worship in the church and chapel, the two ministers of which, strange to say, both bear the same surname of Morgan. i tie LSoard School stands on a site close to that old school, designated by Richard Lewis in his will dated 1810 as the free school then kept at Pen- llwyn," which he therein remembered. In the year 1833 Lewis's charity produced the annual sum of £ 5, which was paid to the School master, Lewis Edwards, who teaches in respect thereof 8 children, boys and girls, reading, writing, and arithmetic." Lewis Edwards, at the same time, also taught 8 other children gratuitously in respect of Lewis Jones's Charity." From the scattered references to this school, which have recently come under my notice in an old Government report it would seem that Lewis Edwards had at least 46 scholars eight on Lewis's charity, eight on Jones's charity, and thirty pay scholars." The masters of the school and its successor known to me by name are Lewis Edwards- 1833 to 1855; William Sylvanus Williams, 3rd January, 1856 to 7th August, 1866; David Morris, 14th January to 5th April, 1867; Lewis Thomas, 15th April to 31st July, 1867; David Jones, 1st August, 1867 to 20th December, 1872; James H. Edwards, 10th January, 1873 to 28th March, 1874 Richard Adams, 31st March, 1874 to-long may he reign. The lending library connected with the chapel is certainly an admirably chosen and continuously in creasing one, numbering now more than500volumes, and crying out for yet another printed catalogue. Surely a well-used collection of books such as this, in a remote valley, undisturbed by the whistle of the railway engine, the click of the telegraph needle, or the ring of the telephone bell means far more than at first appears on the surface. Its transaction book is certainly a convincing answer to the pessimists' wail that people now-a- days do not, read; all I can say is that Emerson's and Dickens' work would not be found on the shelves of Penllwyn library if the readers were not also to be found in the neighbourhood. The reading room is without doubt the most unique it has yet been my good fortune to enter and goes to prove that where there's a will, there's always a way." A simple cottage of two rooms, open to the sound rafters and tiles, an old time chimney with a cheery fire on the hear-, h, no grate, the living coals confined only within a circular iron bar,lamps brightly burn ing, an easy sofa, chairs and forms, various games and a supply of the Daily Chronicle, Western Mail and Manchester Guardian-, why, hard indeed would it be to please the man who, away from the cease- less din of life's keep battle, wanted more and better value for his penny a week II The reading room owes its start to Mr. Hugh Edwards, now of Trevecca College, who began the work so recently as September last. At the end of December a business-like and duly audited balance sheet was presented to the members, which hc-ws over £3 in hand with which to begin the wufi of the last year of this nineteenth century. There are now 60 enrolled members, whose con- tributions, together with the proceeds of an occasional concert, entertainment, or lecture, will, it is reckoned. t)e, sufficient to meet the present annual expenditure for rent (£2), papers, and all other incidental out goings. The reading room committee is also abreast of the times in t he direction of having an occasional free lecture given under its auspices; just in the same manner as the free libraries in large cities like Liverpool and Birmingham are accustomed to have in the depth of the winter months. Such a lecture, for instance, was that so vividly remembered which Mr. Glyn Davies, U.C.W., gave on Welsh Humour." By such and like means do the good folks at Penllwyn seek to bring light and recreation to their hamlet. Whilst other small places have been talking and talking and talking about the advisability and necessity of establishing reading rooms and libraries in their iiiidsts Penllwyn has been working and has not rested until its heart's desire was begun. Once a start is made, it is easier to go on, but all shoulders must be put to the wheel if the coach is to be successfully pushed up the hill. Another business-like method of Penllwyn people is to be seen In the commendable way in which certain of its charities are duly recorded, on a recently illuminated scroll, now glazed and framed and hung up in he large vestry attached to the chapel. ,LWYN CHARITIES. Here is a copy of this public list: Lewis Jone Caeaubach, Cwmrheidol:— £ 220 (Oatmeal Oti<n r) for the poor of the Cwmmwd of Perfedd (Melind w r, Cwmrheidiol, Parcel Canol, and Trefeirug) oiMnijuted December 26th; P,100 Educational Charity at Penllwyn for poor of the above Cwmmwd. Established December 1st, 1808. Richard Lewis, of Fronsaint, Parcel Canol:— iE50 for pour of Parcel Canol (Meat Charity); P,100 for Penilwyn School. Established May 22nd, 1210. Hugh Lloyd, of Penllwyn Cottage:— £ 50 for poor of the congregation of Penllwyn chapel; E100 for the ministry at Penllwyn Chapel; P,100 for Penllwyn S^t>"ol. Established June 1st, 1859. Lewis Edwards, Penllwyn:— £ 19 19s. for the ministrv at 1 Vnllwyn Chapel. Established October 10th, 1870. Lewis Jones was a business-like man. he evidently feared that i' delayed his charities might be lost to the district, so he directed in his will, proved in the Archdeaconry Court. Caermartlien, 28 Feb. 1809, that the sum be bequeathed his executors should be laid out an 1 invested within two months after his decease, iu government or other real securities as thev should be advised." He believed in feeding the body as well as the mind, the in'.erest on part of his bequest, by his will, being expnded" in the purchase of oatmeal, to be distributed to the various poor families on St. Stephen's Richard Lewis too believed also in food as well as in book,, and accordingly left by his will proved in the Ci .n istory Courtof the Bishop of Bath and Wells, 611. Sept. 1810. a sum, the yearly interest of which wis to go in part, as we have seen above, to teaching ) oor children, and also in oatmeal, to be distributed on Christinas Eve, and "if any surplus remains after paying for the oatmel it is to be laid out in the nurchase of mutton, to be distributed in like manner. One likes to think of the healthy spirit which founded The Meal and Mutton Charity," as well as that for the aid of the Free Scholars," Of other charities in this neighbourhood, I am 0 minded to write more in a future column. I pray Penllwyn pursue its prosperous paths, practising piety and purity, patronising print and perseTeriugly proceeding with all its privilges.
LAMPETER. PETTY SESSION'S.—Held at the Town Hall on Friday last before Messrs T. H R. Hughes, Ncuadd- fawr, and John Fowden, Bank Hall. There was no cases for hearing, the only business being an application by Mr David Evans, the collector to the Guardians of the LampeLer Union, for an order of maintenance upon a person to contribute Is per week towards his mother, and an application by Mr Daniel Davies, of Three Horse Shoe, Cribin, for an occasional license to sell intoxicating liquors at Cwmynach on Tuesday last on the oc- casion of a ploughing match. AGE OF EXEMPTION FROM SCHOOL ATTEND- ANCE.—At a special meeting of the Lampeter School Board, held on Thursday last, the Rev. Daniel Jones, chairman, presiding, the new circular of the Education Department on Age of exemp- tion from school attendance," under the Act of last year was considered. The Clerk said that the circular in effect amounted to this That while every Board was required to make some revisions of its bye laws only those who decided to adopt the agricultural employment proviso were under the necessity of going through the entire process of submitting the amended bye laws for Depart- mental sanction. The alteration of the minimum age for exemption was made automatically in the bye laws by the Act, and if the agricultural em- ployment proviso was not adopted, the addition of the form given at the end of the circular was all the change to the bye laws necessary to be made in consequence of the new Act. Pending a reply to certain questions which the Clerk had put to the Education Department, the further considera- tion of the matter was adjourned. CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN'S CHOIR. On Friday evening the 9th instant an entertain- ment was given by this choir in the Lower School Room. The first part consisted of the Fanciful Children's Operetta Mr. Nobody," in which the whole choir took part, then followed two duetts (one vocal and one instrumental), while the pro gramme concluded with the amusing comedietta' Orange Blossoms" in which the Sunday School Teachers took part, the following being in the caste -'Mr. Symmetry" Mr. William Lewis, School House; "Mr. Hope" Rev. W. Glynfab Williams Colonel Clarence" Mr. D, F. Lloyd Mrs Hope" Miss Edith Davies;" Mrs Clarence" Miss A. Owen Louisa Dudley" (Little Loo) Miss A. Hughes. This little piece was very creditably performed by all. Perhaps Mr. Lewis deserves special praise for his representation of Mr Symmetry. His touches of eccentric comedy and the apt bits of gag which he somewhat liberally interspersed gave a certain amount of go to the play and kept the audience in roars of laughter throughout. The vocal duett by Miss A. Hughe and Miss Edith Davies Flower Gatherers," was very well sung, while the mandoline duett by Miss A. Owen and Miss S. Williams was quite an un- expected musical treat to the audience, who would probably be cheering right up to the present moment had not the ladies graciously granted an encore. The most attractive and certainly the most appreciated part of the programme was the operetta, above referred to, in which Master A. Harold Lloyd appeared in the title role of Mr. Nobody." The excellency of his representation of this difficult and evanescent character was such that nobody" could equal much less excel, and the way in which he suited the action to the word, the word to the action was for so young a boy quite marvellous. Another important character was Mischief." which was taken by Master Percy Evans in a manner which left little to be desired, His plain- tive appeal to the policeman to pull the other ear," by way of change was truly pathetic. Master Godfrey Evans appeared as The Policeman, and was in every sense a credit to the force. Master Josiah Jenkins in smock frock and old fashioned chimney pot hat-made quite an ideal Old Peter," his enunciation and general rendering of the character being exceedingly good. Miss Sarah Davies took the part of -1 Dame Huntley and gave an excellent representation of an excitable old female who tells the policeman in her flurry that she had lost a parrot with a cage inside it." The two remaining characters in the piece are Dorothy and Phyllis -two school girls-these were taken by Miss Ella Davies and Miss Aggie Evans respectively. Their swinging duett was very pretty and elicited much applause, while their acting generally was graceful and effective. The scenery was most artistically arranged under the management of Messrs J. C. Lloyd and A. E. Lloyd, and represented a meadow adjoining the Village of Supreme Delight," while the oostumes of the principal characters were quite worthy of a London stage the '• tout ensemble forming quit* a galaxy of gay' colours. The choruses were pretty and well sung. The accompanist was Miss Hughes, the conductor Mr. D. F. Lloyd on whom. together with Miss A. Hughes, Miss Edith Davies and Miss A. Owen the work of training the children had fallen and to whom the success of the entertainment is due. These entertainments are growing in popularity and the want of an assembly room was emphati- cally demonstrated, as many were unable to find seats, and some were reluctantly compelled to withdraw on that account. Let us hope that it will have the effect of resuscitating some activity in this direction. ANNIVERSARY.—The local Rechabites Tent held its sixth anniversary on Wednesday, the 14th instant, when a public tea meeting was given at the Old Grammar School (kindly lent for the occasion by Miss Alban, headmistress of St. David's High School) in the afternoon, and an entertain- ment of a varied character in the evening. The ladies who took part in the tea arrangements were Mrs Jones, The Vicarage; Mrs Evans, Church- street Mrs Megicks, 38, Bridge-street. Mrs D. Nun Davies, Commerce House; Mrs Jones, Cledan House; Mrs Morris, 7, Station-terrace; Mrs Emris Morris, Mill-street; Miss Davies, Victoria-terrace; Miss Davies, Bridge-street; Miss Davies, Maesy- dderwen; Miss Davies, 8, Station-terrace; Miss Griffiths, St. Thomas-street; Miss Prudence Jones, 3, Peterwell-terrace; Miss Jones, Drovers-road; and Miss Davies, Cloth Hall. There was a large attendance, and all appeared well pleased with the good things provided. The evening entertainment commenced at 8 p.m., and was presided over by Mr David Lloyd, Bryn, one of the honorary members of the Tent, and past chief ruler. The Rev Edward Hughes, Shiloh, undertook the office of conductor, and Miss Hughes, Station-terrace, presided at the piano. The following is the programme:—Address, Chairman; recitation, Mr John Thomas James, Compton House; song, Mr D. L. Jones, Peterwell- terrace; song, Mr J. G. Williams, S.D.C.; recitation, Mr D. J. Evans, Treherbert; song, Mr D. F. Lloyd, Bryn song, Miss Annie Hughes, Station-terrace; recitation, Mr Rhys Davies, Treherbert; song, Mr Arthur E. Edwards, Dolwen Factory; impromptu speech, 1st prize D. J. Evans, Treherbert, 2nd Mr D. B. Williams, Drovers-road address, Rev E. Evans, Zoar; glee, Lampeter Male Voice Party, conducted by Mr D. J. Bowen, Eurfacn Hall; solo, Mr D. B. Williams, Drovers-road; mandoline solo, Miss Annie Owen, Station-terrace; recitation, Mrs Roberts, Victoria-terrace; duett, Misbes Annie Hughes and Edith Davies, Spring Gardens; song, Mr D. J. Bowen; unpunctuated reading, 1st prize Mr D. J. Evans; recitation, Mrs W. Megicks, Temple-terrace; duett, Messrs D. B. Williams and D. J. Bowen finale, Hen Wlad fy Nhadau and God save the Queen." TOWN COUNCIL.—A special meeting of the Town Council was held on Friday evening last convened for the purpose of appointing an inspector of nuisances and road suiveyor for the borough, and also to receive the report of the Water Committee upon the tenders received for the construction of the Capeli Water Works. The Mayor presided, and there were present Aldermen John Jones, S. Davies Jones, and J. Ernest Lloyd,' Councillors Joseph Davies, E. H. Griffiths, Hugh Walker, David Price, Daniel Evans, Daniel Watkins, Thomas Davies Lloyd, D. H. Evans, John Joshua Davies, Samuel Davies, Thomas Hughes, and Evan Davies, and Mr. D. Lloyd, town clerk.— It transpired that W. J. Coleman, who was appointed inspector of nuisances and road surveyor, had since declined to accept the office, having it appears secured a similar berth at his own town. Mr. John Joshua Davies, at the outset, suggested that the appointment should be given to one of the three local applicants who were among the selected candidates, whose applications were further considered at the last meeting.—Dr. E. H. Griffiths proposed Mr. Rees W. Jones, of Abercrave, near Swansea, and Mr. Walker seconded. Captain Daniel Davies, Lampeter, was proposed by Mr. Daniel Evans, and seconded by Mr. David Price. Mr. Stephen H. Evans, auctioneer, wr.s proposed by Mr. Samuel Davies, and seconded by Mr. Samuel Davies Jones. Mr. David Oliver, Greenfield, was proposed by Mr. Thomas Hughes, and seconded by Mr. John Joshua Davies.—Mr. D. H. Evans pro- posed that the appointment be deferred until the next ordinary meeting of the Town Council, and that the candidates now proposed be asked to attend such meeting in order that the Council might have a personal interview with ench of them.—Mr. Daniel Watkins secended, and this was agreed to.—The question of the time to be devoted to the duties of the offices required from the person appointed was then discussed, when Mr E. Davies proposed a resolution, which Mr. E. H. Griffiths seconded, that the person appointed should devote his whole time to the services of the Council.—An amendment, moved by Mr. T. D. Lloyd, and seconded by Mr. Samuel Davies, that the appoint- ment be made in accordance with the terms of the advertisement, save as regard salary, was, however, carried.—Water scheme :—The tender of Mr. William Isaac, proprietor of the Old Foundry, Carmarthen, for the construction of the Capeli Water Works was accepted. The amount of the tender was £ 1,213. MARRIAGE.—On Tuesday, the 6th inst., at Cilycwm Parish Church, a marriage was solemnized between Miss Mary Louisa Morgan, eldest daughter of Mr. D. Morgan, Talog, Llandovery, and the Rev. David Davies, curate of Llanwrda, the eldest son of Mrs. Davies, Llettytwppa Farm, near this towa. The officiating clergy were the Rev. T. D. Evan, vicar, assisted by the Rev. Thomas Griffiths, vicar of Llanspyddyd, Breconshire (uncle of the bride), and Rev. D. Jones, vicar of Llansadwrn. The service at the Church was fully choral. The bride was given away by her father, District Councillor D. Morgan, while the Rev. T. E. Timothy, Ruabon, XorLh Wales, acted as best man. The bride was accompanied by three bridesmaids namely, Misses S. and L. Morgan, sisters of the bride, and Miss L. Davies, sister of the bridegroom. The bridal gown was of white chine silk with long train trimmed with real Brussels lace, white chiffon and pearl, passementre with sprays of orange blossoms, fastened at the waist, and a wreath of orange blossoms covered by a tulle veil. She carried a shower bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids wore ivory white dresses trimmed with narrow silk rushings and chiffon with sashes of pale blue fringed silk black velvet picture hats lined with reeved white ivory satin, and trimmed with coque feathers. Each also wore a gold horse bangle and carried bouquets of very choice white flowers and violets, both the gifts of the bridegroom. The bride's going away dress was a tailor-made costume of brown tweed cloth, with stitched velvet collars. She also wore a large brown velvet hat to match, lined with cream ruched satin trimmed with feathers and gold buckles. Early in the afternoon a grand reception was held at Talog, the bride's home. The bride and bride- groom departed for their honeymoon by the 4 p.m. train at Llandovery for Shrewsbury, en route for London and the South of Englund. The bride, who was very popular in the neighbourhood, was the recipient of numerous and valuable presents. The following is the list of bridegroom's presents: —Bride to Bridegroom, suit case; bridegroom's mother, solid silver fish knives and forks in case Miss Lizzie Davies (sister of bridegroom), writing desk; Mr James Davies (brother of bridegroom), case of stuffed birds; Mrs Williams, Aberdare (aunt), bedroom clock; Miss Williams, Aberdare (cousin), drawing room lamp; Mrs and Miss Bonner, Lampeter (aunt and cousin), half-dozen solid silver serviette rings in case; Mrs Symons (aunt), Fareham, half-dozen solid silver tea spoons the Misses Edwards, Penybont (cousins), silver cruet; Mr Tom Rees Edwards, Castell (cousin), silver cruet; Mr and Mrs Williams, Lampeter (cousins), cigar case Mrs Walter Davies, London House (cousin), travelling rug; Miss Edmunds, London House (cousin), silver-mounted silk um- brella Mr and Mrs J. Edwards, Rhymney (cousins), silver fish carvers Mrs Evans, Nantygelli House, brass kettle and stand; Mr Hugh Bonner, Ponty- pridd (cousin), butter cooler; Mrs and Misses Harford, Blaize Castle, half-dozen solid silver tea- spoons Rev. and Mrs D. Jones, Llansadwrn, hall gong Rev. and Mrs Grufydd Evans, Llandovery, timepiece; Rev. T. E. Timothy, Penycae, set of carvers in case; a Lampeter friend, solid silver sugar basin and cream jug Mr Evan Evans, Bee- hive, marble timepiece; Mr and Mrs Wm. Doran, High-street; Mr and Mrs W. Davies, the Pharmacy; Miss Edwards, Beehive, silver fruit basket; Miss Webb, Llanwrda, patent hall lamp; Mr. Tom Jones, Ystrad House, Morocco card case; Mrs. Tom Jones, Ivy Bush, silver teapot, cream jug, and sugar basin; Mr. and Mrs. Christmas, Llanwrda, opera glasses Mr. and Mrs. D. Nun Davies, Commerce House, eider-down quilt; Mrs. Jones, Blaenplwyf, brass inkstand Mrs. Jones, Llwynieir, solid silver sugar tongs Mrs. Davies, Globe House, set of Japanese trays; Mrs. Eliza Davies, St. Thomas-st., enamelled saucepan; Mr. Bertie Grant, Harford Row, smoking cabinet; Mrs. Evans, Greengate, hall bracket and brushes; Misses Davies, cloth ball dining-room lamp; Mr. W. Jones, High-street, set of carvers in oase; Mrs. Jones Hope, linen table cloth; Mrs. Jones, Fountain Inn, silver sugar basin Mr. and Mrs. T. Simon Jones, St. Thomas-street, stone jugs Miss Anne Price, Manel Hall, silver butter dish; Miss M. Thomas, Typoeth, silver butter knife and jam spoons in case; Mrs. Jones, Tanfrondeify, solid silver salt cellars in cale; Mrs. Davies, Tanyffynon, glass tray and wine glasses; Mrs. Lovell, Lampeter, coal scuttle Mr. David Roberts, Bridge-street, set of trays; Mr. David Davies, Caxton Hall, view of St. David's College in oak frame; Mr. Campbell Davies, St. David's College, Lampeter, butter cooler: Mr. E. Davies Jones, Peterwell-terrace, smoking cabinet; Mrs. Bowen, Towyn, silver sugar basin and sifter Miss Davies, The Down, Shakespeare's works bound in Morroco; lir- A. P. Price, Morfa, Llanon, meerchaum pipe: Mr. Lewis Davies, cabinet maker, toast rack; Mise M. Williams, Llanwrda, an exposition of the Bible in twelve parts; Mrs. Williams, Llettytwppa Cottage, silver butter knife Mrs. Davies, Llanfair; teapot; Miss Jones, Rhosfach, half-dozen champagne glasses; Mr. Jack Jones, Welshpool, pocket book; Miss Mary Davies and Mr. T. Jones, servants at Llettytwppa, silver tea spoons and salt cellars in case, and silver sugar tongs; Miss Anne Evans, Castell, brass reading bracket; Miss E. Jones, Benin House, silver butter cooler; Miss Morgan, Coedmawr, table bell; Mr. D. J. Morgan, Llanwrda, cheese stand.
Y Blaid Ryddfrydig. Beth yw dyledswydd y Blaid Ryddfrydig yn yr argyfwng presenol ? Y mae gwabaniaeth barn ar y cwestiwn hwn, fel y mae'r gwaetha. Yn ol barn rhai dyledswydd y Blaid Ryddfrydig yn yr helynt presenol ydyw tewi ac ymostwng yn ddistaw i waith a bwriadau y Llywodraeth, a phlygu'r glin yn ufydd o fiaen bob torf nwydwyllt sydd yn crio am ryfel—canys pa mor ddireswm bynag. Pan fo'r Deyrnas mewn perygl rhaid i bawb daflu ei hun i'r lli, doed a ddelo. Dalia ereill mai dyledswydd y Blaid yn yr argyfwng presenol ydyw glynu wrth draddodiadau Rhyddfrydiaeth pa rai sydd yn nodweddu ei gwladweinwyr enwoccaf; ac mai gwell yw-ac efallai rhaid yw-dioddef ammharch droa dymor na sathru dan draed bob egwyddor sydd wedi rhoddi gwir nerth a mawredd i'r ymherodraeth. Nid gwiw rhedeg ar ol pob gau- waredwr i Ryddfrydiaeth a llyngcu y gau athraw- iaethau sydd wedi eu hargwisgo yn hudolus i gyfarfod a chwaeth ddi-enaid a materol yr oes. Hwyrach fod banllefau y lliaws yn fwy cydnaws i natur yr eiddil, ac fod ymffrost direswm yn trydanu y gwangalon i fod yn fwy cenedlgarol," ond er foi Rhyddfrydiaeth dan gwmwl yn bresenol teimlwn yn hyderus mae yn lief ddistaw fain goreugwyr y Blaid y ceir y gwirionedd-yr hwn a ddeil brawf yr oesau a ddel. Na, nid dyledswydd y Blaid Ryddfrydig ydyw ymdaflu ei hun i'r Hi, ond yn hytrach geisio attal ffrydiau'r Nef i droi melinau Uffern. Rhaid ceisio attal yr yspryd milwrol rhag llygru y wlad, ac er gwneyd hyn y mae yn ofynol lefeinio y genedl a barn gyhoeddus iacbus, ac y mae yn ofynol hefyd rhoddi mynegiad i'r farn hono mewn llais difloesg. Pob parch i John Morley, James Bryce, Bryn Roberts, a Lloyd George am sefyll mor gadarn ac ymladd mor ddewr dros egwyddorion Rhyddfrydiaeth. Hwyrach y cant eto glywed gwlad yn canu eu clod."
WORLD IN A WEEK. Lord Aberdare has accepted the presidency of the Cambrian Archaeological Association, which meets at Merthyr Tydfil in August. Three vesfelf) have been wrecked on the coast of Spain, involving the loss of 24 lives. The Indian Famine Fund at the Manion House last week exceeded iE35,000, and the Lord Mayor remitted to the Viceroy of India a first instalment of £ 30,000. Principal Viriamu Jones is still at Geneva, and his medical advisers are well satisfied with the continued improvement in his condition. The Earl of Powis has been renominated to represent Wales on the Grand Council of the Primrose League. A Berlin paper announces an intention on the part of the German Government to increase the army by nineteen line batteries of machine guns. Justifiable congratulations on the prosperity and increasing prosperity of the shipping industry were abundant at the annual meeting of the .Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom, held last week at London. The manner in which the mercantile marine had conveyed our troops to South Africa was pointed to as a remarkable performance, and one for which too much credit could not be given to British shipowners. Among the deaths which have been caused by the floods that have prevailed with great severity in many parts of the country are those of Mr. C. L. Hockin, Government auditor for the Eastern Counties, and a postman living in a village near Newark. Mr. Jriockin was returning to Brentwood in a closed carriage with his wife and two children, when in crossing a flooded road the vehicle upset. Mr. Hockin was drowned, and his wife and children were rescued in a exhausted state. The postman was driving home, when he and his conveyance were swept away, and he was also drowned. ST. VALENTINE'S DAY. Many people will be surprised to learn from this intimation that yesterday was the Feast of St. Valentine. How are the mighty fallen A quarter of a century ago the window of every stationer's shop was, on the anniversary, full of all kinds of valentines, from the halfpenny comic to the delicately perfumed satin specimen ornamented with two dainty hearts transfixed with Cupid's arrow, and extra postmen were generally employed to cope with the heavy work thrown on the Post Office. Now the patron saint of lovers is -left severely alone, ana his festival this year passed without recognition. Not a valentine was to be seen anywhere, and the letter distributors had no additional missives to deliver. Saints, like sinners, have their day. and St. Valentine, for the present, at all events, is under a cloud so thick that it is difficult to divine whether he is not altogether lost.-Daily Telegraph*
Business Notices. c ARDIGANSHIRE CARRIAGE ^y^TORKS J. G. WILLIAMS, PRACTICAL CARRIAGE BUILDER, QHALYBEATE STREET, (Near Railway Station,) ABERYSTWYTH. NEW CARRIAGES of own Manufacture on hand, of Best Material and Finest work- manship throughout. Rubber Tyres fitted to all Vehicles if required. J. G. WILLIAMS invites inspection of works, which is the largest and best equipped in the county. PRIVATE ADDRESS—13, BAKER STREET DAVID HOWELL, GENERAL DRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT, 33 & 35, GREAT JQARKGATE ST., AND 2, MARKET STREET, ABERYSTWYTHI ■YYELSH JJUANNELS AND 4 CARPETS AND LINOLEUMS. W. R. JONES. WATCHMAKER JEWELLER, &,7 32, Great Darkgate Street, ABERYSTWYTH A large Assortment of JEWELLERY, in Gold, Silver, and Pebbles, Suitable for Presents, Sot., also LADIES' AND GENTS' GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES. SPECTACLES AND EYE-GLASSES TO SUIT ALL SIGHTS.. A Good Assortment of WEDDING, KEEPKE, and GEM RINGS. :SPLENDID BARGAINS. REES JONES, E MPORIUM, FJIREGAROIF (Now offers for Salejat Low Clearance:Prices a fine lot of HEN'S, YOUTH'S, AND BOYSl OVERCOATS. FURNITURE. FURNITURE. FURNITURE. J. L. EVANS, COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHER CABINET MAKER & UPHOLSTERER, lj-REAT JQARKGATE jg T R E £ A BE RYSTWYTH. FURNITURE, FURNITURE, FURNITURE DAVID WATKINS, WORKSHOP SEA VIEW PLACE. PRIVATE ADDRESS CUSTOM-HOUSE STREET. PAINTER, PLUMBER, PAPERHANGER, GLAZIER AND HOUSE DECORATOR. CHOICE ASSORTMENT OF PAPER- HANGINGS ALWAYS IX STOCK. SHEET LEAD PIPES, CISTERNS, &c., &c. COMMERCE HOUSE, JJRIDGE STREET & QUEEN JGTRSEL "81t FANCY GOODS AND CYCLING ACCESSORIES I iIi";t- I;- -=- :L* I Busing T'i otjc .oJ SA LE OF ■— HIGH-CLASS LEATHER GOODS. GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICE. LADIES' AND GENTS' PURSES. CARD, A I FTTVR C WALLETS, AND POCKET BOOKS, LADIES' HANDBAGS, &c. LATEST DESIuXb. ALL GOODS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES GYDE, PHOTOGRAPHER, PIER STREET. i J. W. THOMAS, I ILL I N E I YES TAB LIS II I EX T, 1, (jjIiEAT JQAllKGATE ST., A BERYSTWYTH. FOR A FEW WEEKS ONLY ALL GOODS AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES To make Room for Spring Goods. 4 PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT has been recently opened on the Premises. Photographs of all kinds taken on the shortest notice. STEPHEN YAUGHAN DAVIES, COIL" JpLO.'R, AND pROVISIO lyjERCHANT, LAMPETER. THE Finest Te Man Brith that, can be procured for Is. 4d. per b. Sole Proprietor of the Tea Brith JL Stephen Is. lOd. with its marvellous, flavour and Superb Quality, has sprung with a bound into het highest in public flavour. Hotels. BRYNAWEL PRIVATE HOTEL, Llandrindod Wells (Two minutes' walk from the Railway Station, Pump House, or Rock House Mineral Springs). ACCOMMODATION FOR SEVENTY VISITORS. This Private Hotel is situated on one of the highest sites in Llandrindod Wells, commanding an uninter- rupted view of "Ye Olde Drrnd Circle," Temple Gardens, and the surrounding country. Built with all modern improvements and perfect sanitary arrangements. Centrally situated. Handsome Dining and Drawing Rooms. Private Sitting Ro„ /JS (en suite). Smoking, Writing and Billiard Rooms. Tennis, Croquetr and Bowling Green. Fine South asp- t. Electric Light throughout. All diet arrangements under the special supervision and advice of Dr. Bowen Havis. Personal superintendence. Terms on application. MR. ik MRS. JEFFREY JONES, PROPRIETORS. G W A L i A II () T E L Ltd., LLANDRINDOD WELLS. THE origin of the Llandrindod "lj WALIA" is the well-known "GWALIA" OF UPPER WOBURN PLACE JL LONDON. It was started 188g. by the season of the following year, extensi ve additions had to be made to meet a rapid increasing business; these extensions have culminated in tho NEW PREMISES, which was opened last year (July 27th, 189b,) The situation of the" GWAUA" is unrivalled. Beautiful outlook, commanding the finest views ossible, perfect South-West aspect. > ■ >se to Park and Mineral Springs—Saline, Sulphure, and Chalybeate. Heating apparatus, good suppiy Radiators on balconies and corridors. ELECTRIC LIGHT. PASSENGERS LIFT. BILLIARD TABLE. EDWARD JENKINS, Manager. AXD "G"W„: .A" UPPER WOBURN PLACE, LONDON THE Q U EE N'S HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. Table D'Hote, 7.30. Bou g Terras frem 3 Guineas per Week, or 12s. 6d. per day. THIS Hotel is replete with y modern appliance, and contains Coffee and Dining Rooms, Ladies- JL Drawing Room, Racreation iu, Library. Billiard, and Smoking Rooms, and about one hundred Bedrooms. Having a frontage v; 150 left, all the Public and Private Sitting Rooms face the sea and are Lighted by Electricity. W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. BELl-E VUE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. > ui ing the Sea and close to the Piar.) Is one of the most comfortable Family and Commercial Hotels in Wales. TABLE D'Hote, 6-30. Boardi; from 2-j Guineas per week, or 9s. per day. "Bus meets all Trains. JL Tariff on Application to tht -.nagerese. W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. WHITE HORSE HOTEL, BERYSTWYTH. CLOSE EA AND RAILWAY STATION. TERMS |MODEF i E. Proprietress: M. A. REA. W A1 ER LOO HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH, High-Cla s Family an. c somercial Private Hotel and Boarding Establishment, uated in]th«*b«st part of the i icing the Sea, recently much enlarged and re-furnished, being now bCm. of the Most Comfortable Hotels on the Welsh Coast. PERFECT SANITARY Aii, tjlENTS. EVERY MODERN COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE. EBATHS, BII i and ELECTRIC LIGHT. PEIVATH SITTING ROOMS. INCLUSIVE BOA M TERMS FROM £ 2:2:0 PER WEEK. Ers MEETS ALL TRAINS. A. E. & A. MORRIS, P—r Stresses. HOTEL, ABERYST"1,-TH. THE Hotel is now under new :i. a aagement. It is situate close to the Station and is the most convenient JL Hotel in Town for Travels ^:M others. It has recently been enlarged and is now replete with every modern convenience and is lig: •. *!<r«ughout with the Electric Light. T. R PI T ,rr.N9 PROPRIETOR. PENYPON T HOTEL, TALYLLYNr POSTAL ADDRESS—CORRIS. P. S O TBLEORAPHIC ABDBKSS—A -'EKG YNOLWYN This Hotel, which is situatf west end of the f&r-famed Lake. Tourists, Visitors, and Cyclipt; will find every accommodation and comfort at moderate charges. Glides for Cader Idri, }\-ting\ Lake and River fishing free to Visitors at the Hotel. THOMAS LLOYD, Proprietor. DAVID EYANS, WATCHMAKIII. JEWELLER, AND OPTICIAN" 39, Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth. WM—■— -r! i!nr"' "igmrtirM—armariar i x- SILVER PLATE SUITABLE FOR PRESENTATIONS. GOLD AND SILVER AVATOHES IN GREAT VARIETY