NOTICE.—This column is devoted to better thoughts for quiet moments. Can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour ? These, when the trembling spirit wings her flight, Pour round her path a stream of living light. ROGERS.
Sleepe after toyle, Port after stormie seas, Ease after warre, Death after life, Doth greatly please." SPENSER. The heart of man is a lyre with seven strings, six strings for sadness, one chord alone for joy, and that vibrates rarely. ABBE Roux. This span of life was lent for lofty duties, not for selfishness; not, to be whiled away in aimless dreams, but to improve ourselves and serve man- kind. —SIR AUBREY DE VERE. f t The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. GEORGE ELLIOT. The advantage of living does not consist in length of days, but in the right improvement of them. As many days as we pass without doing some good are so many days entirely lost. MONTAIGNE. What an interpreter of Scripture is affliction! How many stars in its heaven shine out brightly in the night of sorrow and pain, which were unper- ceived or overlooked in the garish day of pros- perity. TRENCH. The purest pleasure mortal times afford Is spotless reputation; that away, Men are but gilded dust or painted clay. SHAKESPEARE.
On Doing Good. Be useful where thou livest, that they may Both want and wish thy pleasing presence still, Kindness, good parts, great places are the way To compass this. Find out men's wants and will, And meet them there. All worldly joys go less To the one joy of doing kindnesses. GEORGE HERBERT, i..
Triumph over Death. This triumph intellect has over death,— Our words yet live on others lips'; our thoughts Actuate others. Can that man be dead Whose spiritual influence is upon his kind ? He lives in glory; and such speaking dust Has more of life than half its breathing moulds. Welcome a grave with memories such as these, Making the sunshine of our moral world L. E. LANDON. I
The Reward of Duty. What shall I do to be for ever known 2 My duty ever. Thus did full many who yet sleep unknown- Oh I never, never. Thinkest thou, perchance, that they remain unknown Whom thou knowest not ? By Angel-trumps in heaven tbeirpraise is.'blowm, Divine their lot. .0
Immortal Youth. The more we sink into the infirmities of age, the nearer we are to immortal youth. All people are young in the other world. That state is an eternal Spring, ever fresh and flourishing. Now, to pass from midnight into noon on the sudden, to be decrepit one minute and all spirit and activity the next, must be a desirable change. To call this •r dying is an abuse of language. —JEREMY COLLIER. .0
Fault Finders. Nearly everybody has heard the story of the painter of olden time who exposed his picture to the public 'critisism, and put a paint brush handy, that anybody might paint out any particular feature he did not approve. Of course, the stupid man soon found that everybody had some fault to find, and his picture was totally obliterated. Just as it was with that artist's picture, so it is with the life-work of the majority, Somebody will be pretty sure to take a crooked and distorted view or our characters and doings, however meritorious they may be. Some will do this wilfully and maliciously, others through misunderstanding. +
Good out of Evil. Men find in actual experience that evil does bring forth a" good which, so far as can be seen could never be brought forth without evil. It is impossible to think of courage being exhibited or developed in the midst Gf safety, of honesty in the owner of boundless wealth, of fortitude amid luxury, of generosity in one who had no oppor- tunity of self-sacrifice. If we are to have any Tirtues, we must have danger, privation, hardship, difficulty. A brave man is an expression that implies peril. We cannot say that anyone has shown great patience without also informing our hearer that he or she has suffered great pain. We could never call anyone unselfish who bad never been in a position where he might choose the un- pleasant for himself in order that he might leave the pleasant for his neighbour. Virtue could no more exist without evil than light without shadow; and if virtue be the true end of man's being, it was worth the price of its opposite being called into existence at the same time with itself. This belief has always been the refuge of perplexity, and probably it will still dawn upon many a troubled spirit as a discovery that lightens the pressure of the world's great mystery, and points to a possible solution. -—JULIA WEDGE WOOD.
<■> Human Life. Sad is our youth, for it is ever going, Crumbling away beneath our very feet. Sad is our life, for it is onward flowing, In current unperceived because so fleet. Sad are our hopes, for they were rich in sowing, But tares self-sown have over-topped the wheat. Sad are our joys, for they were sweet in blowing, And still, 0 still, their dying breath is sweet. And Sweet is youth, although it hath bereft us Of that which made our childhood sweeter still, And sweet our life's decline, for it hath left us A newer good to cure an older ill. And sweet are all things when we learn to prize them, Not for their sake but for His, who grants them or denies them. AUBREY DE VERE. »
A Call to Nobler Living. For the last twenty years (now nearly forty), England and all foreign nations, either tempting her or following her had blasphemed the name of the Deity, deliberately, openly, and resolutely, and had done iniquity by proclamation-every man doing, by the advice of his superiors, as much injustice to his brother, as it was in his power to do. In such moral gloom every seer of old pre- dicted physical gloom saying. "The light shall be darkened in the heavens thereof, and the stars shall withdraw their shining." What was best to be done ? Whether they could bring back the sun or not, they could assuredly bring back their own cheerfulness, honesty, tranquility and hope. Then might not be able to say to the winds, Peace, be still; but they could check the insolence of their own lips, and the troubling of their own passions and all that it would be extremely well to do, even though the day were coming when the sun should be as darkness, and the moon as blood. But the paths of rectitude and piety once regained, who should say that the promises of old time would not stand good :-Bring ye all the tithes into my storehouse, and prove me now, herewith, saith the Lord Qod, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that the' shall not be room enough to receive it?" Of JOHN RUSKT • J
TREGARON COUNTY SCHOOL. "Mewn llafur mac elw." BY "PHILIP SIDNEY." So runs the school motto, which being interpreted means:—" In work there is gain," the equivalent of Labor omnia vincit." To see and learn something about a school, numbering some 73 scholars of both sexes, which adorns its walls with this noble truism, I spent recently many hours in this grey Cardiganshire town, described in 1759 by old Andrew Brice as a Mayor Town with a fair Church." The Mayor" I did not see, though I was able to enjoy views from divers points of the fair" church, which rejoices in a massive tower of the Norman period, four square and solid to all the winds which blow, and faithful guardian over a small burial ground, where the earliest date I could find was that of 1731 rudely cut on a loose stone. On my way up to the school-house, any ideas I might previously have heard concerning the undesirability of placing such a school as this in Tregaron were at once and for ever dis- pelled by the unique method of spelling adopted by some one in the town, who is anxious to inform the passer by that his house is Licensined" to sell ale The ale may be, and dontless is good, of that I am no judge, but that the spelling is both faulty and original, I feel sure no opponent to the locating of the school in Tregaron will dare deny. And this too in a [town where Albert Toft's striking and faithful statue of Henry Richard,'M.P., adorns its square Verily the school master was abroad 1 1 The site occupied by the school buildings is an excellent one, hard by being the Board Schools; steps Nos'. 1 and 2 in our valuable Welsh education scheme being thus close to each other, whilst step No. 3 is not so far off, and that many a Tregaron boy and girl know right well, and thither wend their way. The school house is built in about as perfect a plan as could well be devised by any architect for such a purpose. In the Central Hall, every scholar has a separate desk, a great and valuable improvement on the old style, when it was open to the boy with the longest and most powerful legs to unexpectedly develop their strength and prowess by lifting up the desk to the pleasure or otherwise of the occupants of the same seat. Light, warmth, air, and block floors all help in making the rooms about as comfortable as they need be. Another most welcome feature is the fact that there is No Debt "on the buildings, thus allowing the Governors, of whom William Jones, Esq., J.P. is chairman, and Mr. Morgan Morgan, clerk, to devote their whole attention to the furtherance of the educational work, of which they are the guardians. The present staff consists of:- Mr. G. T. Lewis, M.A. (Cantab), head master; Mr. W. J. Waterhouse, B.A. (Oxon), B.C.L. (Oxon), B.Sc. (Vic.); Miss J. G. H. Jones, B.A. (Lond.), head mistress; Miss Annie Foulkes, Senior R.A.M., R.C.M. Between the Head Master, and the Gorernors, as indeed between the staff in general there exists that mutual confidence and respect, so necessary in such matters, the result of which is reflected in the existing good order, progress in studies, and esprit de corps which are characteristic features amongst the scholars, whose ages average from 14 to 17 years. Though the formal rules of the school are framed and glazed and so exhibited that all who run may read, it is evident that the rule here is one of love and not of fear. Rule 7 strikes an Englishman visiting a school like this, situated in the heart of Welsh speaking Cardiganshire. It reads Pupils are not to con- verse with each other in any language but English. This rule to hold good everywhere and at all times." Had a rule similar to this been operative in schools attended by' Goethe, Tasso or Voltaire one may ask if the world would ever have read Faust," L'Amadigi di Gaula," or Siecle de Louis XIV 2" Who shall say that Tregaron County School may not yet produce the scholar, who will be worthy to be named with Goronwy Owen, and give to literature another Cywydd y Farn The School Library (oh I how it wants funds !) bears evidence thati the scholars are not all of novel reading rank, though let me be thoroughly under- stood when I say that the reading of our master- piece novels is an education in itself, when properly used. A glance at its catalogue reveals treasures not often met with, and circulated in similar libraries. Here however the scholars are the happy possessors of Giraldus Cambrensis, JAnnales Monastici, and Capgrave's, "Chronicles of England," not to mention Peacock's Repressor, Brut y Tywysogion, or the Royal Letters of Henry III. The privilege—for it is a privilege—of borrowing and reading such books as these, and others costs the scholars twopence a term; the price of a few bad cigarettes or a morsel of wholesome chocolate. Much, very much, might-aye, and must-be done to aid these County School Libraries, if occasion- ally a lecturer who has made some subject his own, would offer to give free service of a lecture now and again, on condition that the small charge of six- pence or threepence be made to all hearers: the nett proceeds thus earned to go to the funds. Thirty or forty shillings could easily be forth- coming after such a lecture, and then only think that for such a sum many of Dicken's or Scott's or Thackeray's or Emerson's, or Ruskin's, or Carlyle's works would find their way to empty shelves.. In this connection be it remembered that" Bis dat qui ,cito (dat," is good both for lecturer and lectured. It is only to be expected that in such a healthy toned educational establishment as this, the athletic side is not neglected. Although it is not unduly pressed, it ranks high in the locality. The playing field is excellent, and here cricket and football in their seasons, hold due sway. This season's football team is captained by a man who has already passed his Welsh matric., whilst some members of the team hold divers certificates. To sum up in one phrase I should, without hesita- j tion, aver that Tregaron holds] high rank in County Schools successful in exams., work well a»d willingly done by the pupils'; order and discipline admirably conspicuous, and its future success safe in the hands ot its present headmaster and. his staff.
TALYBONT. i EISTEDDFOD.—The annual tea and e' jsteddfo^-vt t connection with the Bethel Band c J Hope took place on Wednesday, the 21st, at the Board School, In the afternoon about 200 sat to ? Ai SUniptous tea, which was kindly given by Mr. 4nd mi-s. W. L. Rees, Brixton, London, and Ne' IIr-street, Talybont. It was a pleasing sight to see children, doing justice to the cake, kc., and wany -filling ladies cheerfully attending to thei -CLntg In the evening, the eisteddfod was held, -f. a lar^e audience enjoyed a rich treaty and instrumental music, as well as rec v j;0ino-nes competi- 1't. well filled by Mr. M ) 'who performed his duties very f + -Si The programme was a most intereP apnlauded. c'1? wf>re the Revs. J. D'avies, Bef and Mr. B. T. Williar jwsda^B. C^Davie*. andaccompani,t^ Misses ^/(€.MO, Ab«tULe y Mr D. J. T AsMon, ot th' ^'Te^f Hope were awax^rf^me* by the T .1 tWtW < the Mrs. Rees for their ,banks was wished them long life and generosity, and^ were accorded to all those happiness. Alsott* adjodicators and ^hWgM a fteant to a s". j close-
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THE REVISED CODE (1900). THE BLOCK GRANT. Siiz,-Tlie chief feature in the new code of regulations for Day Schools in England and Wales, which has just made its appearance is the Block Grant which has been talked of from time to time for many years. The effect of the Block Grant will be to give a considerable additional grant to the inferior schools, and to reduce the grant to the best schools by discouraging their best work. Under the present system, superior schools are able by taking specific subjects to earn higher grants than the maximum, which the new system will afford. Grants for specific subjects have been entirely beyond the reach of inferior schools which cannot at present earn anything like the proposed minimum Block Grant. The average grant per child in the last reported financial year was:—In Board Schools (England), P.1 4s Od (Wales) Ll Is. Od Voluntary Schools (England) 19s 8id; (Wales), 198 Bid. The new grant cannot exceed £1 2s Od, nor fall below Pl ls Od for older children. These figures are sufficient tO show that the Voluntary Schools will gain considerably, whiletbe best schools will suffer very materially. On com- paring the Block Grant of the English Code with that of the Scotch Code an important difference is apparent. In the Scotch Code this form of grant is accompanied with a carefully devised provision of a special scale of grants not merely for maintain- ing, but for encouraging and increasing the work of the higher class schools in Scotland. In the absence of any such accompanying provision the English Block Grant can only operate to reduce the whole ot tne puoiic elementary school system to a dead level. Hopes bad been entertained by sanitarian educators that in the new code the teaching of sanitation would have been made compulsory or that at least some further provision in that direction would have been made. But great is their dis- appointment to find that not only is there no such provision but that on the contrary the additional grants for hygiene and other specific subjects which have hitherto been made will in future be discontinued, so that instead of obtaining en- couragement in promoting the highest interest of the rising generation the efficient schools are to receive a crippling blow in the face, while the inefficient schools are to have their coffers filled, and that partly at the expense of the best schools. In issuing their last code the present Education Department has never justified their dissolution more clearly than by their last production. Yours, &c., L.
LLANYBYTHER. COTTAGE GARDENING.—A crowded meeting was held in the Town Hall at Llanybyther on Monday evening week to hear an address from Mr J. Lawson Pickard, U.C.W., on cottage gardening, and to take into consideration the the formation of a cot- tagers' and amateurs' Paxton society for the dis- trict. Colonel Davis-Evans Highmead, the lord lieutenant of the county, occupied the chair, and in his opening remarks be dwelt strongly upon the pleasurable interest that was Ireing awakened in gardening in the surroun( ;ng towns and villages, partly by means of Mr ..ckard's lectures and demonstrations, which were highly spoken of, and partly by means of these gardening societies, which were springing up on all sides. He did not yet quite know the scope and objects of these societies, but judging by their own neighbourhood he felt very strongly indeed the necessity for some J measures to be taken in order to stimulate an intel- ligent interest in an object that was so closely con- nected with their homes, and with their personal welfare and benefit. He himself, he said, took a keen interest in his own garden, and found a delightful recreation and keen pleasure in person- ally performing a great deal of work in his own garden, but they must not infer from this that he wished to pose as an authority on gardening, but only to point out that he always found it a pleasant relief from other work, and he always found it to give him far more pleasure to grow his pet plants well, than it did to have them neglected and un- cared for. If they decided that night to go in for something that had a tendency to increase their interest in their gardens he would promise to assist them in every way possible, whether it was by work, or by money, or by whatever influence he possessed. He had, he said, a very good collection of books on gardening in his library at Highmead, which he would have the greatest pleasure in plac- ing at the disposal of any of his neighbours who would care to read them or, if they did not much care for reading if they would tell him the little difficulties they met with, in their gardens he would look ~/s> the authorities upon the subject, and he felt su. e that amongst them they could surmount all difficulties, however great they were (laughter and applause.) Mr. Frank D. Lloyd, solicitor, the secreta.-y of the Lampeter Paxton Society in a short but pithy speech, explained the formation, working, and objects of the society. He explained that the p 'mary object of the Paxton Society was a mutually educational one, though they in Lampeter had rather advanced on this by securing a course of lectures and demonstrations from the University College of Wales, by Mr. Pickard their Horticul- tnral, lecturer, under a grant from the Technical Instruction Committee of the County Council. He was g ad to say that this course of lectures had been b-jth highly popular and extremely useful to them Ü1 Lampeter. He was now, he said, taking a practical interest himself in gardening and found the occupation was much pleasanter and much more congenial than working (laughter), what he really -ieant to say was, that gardening itself was as pleasant that one did not regard it as work. In addition to this they had decided to hold an HorticuV ural Show in Lampeter about the middle of August when substantial prizes would be offered for competj ion, both for produce and for the best managed ga-dens in the district. This, however, he believed to be outside the objects of a Paxton Society, yet he thought that the members were the people most interested in the show, and he saw no harm in their managing it. Mr. Pickard then addressed the meeting, and for an hour he held the keenest attention of the audience while he described the habits and requirements of plants and vegetables that they were familiar with in their own gardens, and explained in his own con- vincing way ho'v these habits could be fostered or chequed, and how their requirements could be met. At the close of the address Colonel Davis-Evans called upon the audience, for expressions of opinion upon the desirability of forming a Paxton Society. Dr. Thomas spohe in favour of forming one, and emphasised the necessity for more and better knowledge of gardening at Llanybyther, and moved that such .T. society should be formed. Mr. Lewis, schoolmasi, r, seconded the motion, and Mr. Fox and other gei-tlemen spoke in support of it. When put to the meeting it was carried unani- mously. Colonel Davis-Evans was elected President, but the emotion of other officers was differed until Wednesday week when an adjourned meeting would be held. The Chairman said he had two propositions to make. The first was that a vote of thanks be given to Mr. Pickard and Mr. Lloyd for their attendance and speeches, and the second was that they should ask their District Council to assist 'hem in applying to the County Council and to f College for a course of lectures from Mr. pj, They had, he explained, as much rigbl > lecturer as any other part of the count ecessary condition of getting them yr ■ must be applied for. Both motions ed and carried unanimously. A hearty i ts to the Colonel for presiding brought, o a close. ■ ■ ■
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BEST HOUSE IN THE TRADE FOR SMOKERS' REQUISITES. 8 GREAT DARKGATE STREET HUGHES'S PECTORAL COUGH BALSAM (From the Original Prescription of a Leading West End Physician), CURES COUGHS, COLDS, INFLUENZA, AND ALL CHEST AND THROAT AFFECTIONS. PRICE, 1/- AND 2/6 POST FREE. PREPARED ONLY BY E. DAVIES HUGHES, M.P.S. (Late of J. G. Gould & Co., Oxford Street, London, W.) The Pharmacy, TOWYN. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL CONFECTIONER. AGENT FOR BARRETF s LONDON CONFECTIONERY FINEST SELECTION OF NOVELTIES FILLED WITH CHOCOLATE ,.FROM THE LEADING FIRMS. GOOD ACCOMMODATION FOR CYCLISTS. Most Central Place in Town. NOTE THE ADDRESS:- MORGANS' Rigb-class Confectionerp Stores, OPPOSITE THE TOWN CLOCK. Tea Rooms and Refreshments. BUY YOUR MEDICINES FROM DAVIES BROS., THE PHARMACY, LAMPETER ALL RUGS AND CHEMICALS [O GUARANTEED PURITY. FOR HIGH-CLASS OUTFITS GO TO TOM JONES, COLLEGE STREET, LAMPETER LATEST STYLE IN TAILORING COM- BINED WITH MODERATE CHARGES. Waterloo Buildings SHAVING SALOON BATH STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. F. PADDEN, LATE OF CLARKSON, LONDON, AXD JOINSON, ABERYSTWYTH, BEGS to inform the public in general that he has taken the above Premises, and trusts by careful attention to all orders to receive a fair share of their esteemed patronage. Wigs, Fringes, Tails of Hair and Combines made up on the Premises on the shortest notice. Old Tails re-made and dyed at moderate charges. JOHN LLOYD & SONS, CRIERS, BILL POSTERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, HAVE the largest number of most prominent lostmg Stations in all parts of Aberystwyth and District. Having lately purchased the business and stations of Aberystwvth Advertising and Genera Bill Posting Stations, they are able to take larcre contracts of every description. to Over 100 Stations in the Town and District. Official Bill Posters to the Town and Countv Coun- cils, G.W.R. Co., Cambrian Railway Co all the Auctioneers of the Town and District, and other Public Bodies. Business Notices. ESTABLISHED 1835. D. R. JONES AXI) SON, LADIES', GENTLEMEN'S & CHILDIŒYS BOOT 4 SHOE MAKER, 7, BRlDGE STREET, ^^EERYSTWYTH A large assortment of Ciii'i>en'- Boots Slioeg C J T, always in Stock. oaxid Boots 2n Variety. p Repains neatly and promptly executed. AGET FOR HERCULES NNNN TTI- ANI) THI; NOLCFAGT BRAND. Lampeter Hand-sewn Boots always in Stosk. ————— • s, J. W. EVANS, DRAPER AND OUTFITTER, ABERYSTWYTH. Is now showing a Splendid Selection of NEW WINTER GOODS In all Departments. BOYS' & MEN'S WINTER CLOTHING, LADIES AND CHILDREN'S JACKETS, &C. THE FAVOUR OF A CALL WILL OBLIGE. HAIRDRESSING. BUY YOUR ORNAMENTAL HAIR DIRECT FROM THE MAKER. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF TRESSES OF HAIR, CYCLIST FBINGES, WIGS, SCALPS, PARTINGS, FRONTS, HAIR DYES, RESTORERS, and all kinds of TOILET REQUISITES. LADIES' HAIR COMBINGS TASTEFCLLT MADE UP. A. JOT-NSO-N, 14, pIER STREET, ABERYSTWYTH RICHARD MORGAN. GENERAL GROCER, CORN & FLOUR MERCHANT, G REA T D ARKGATE STREET, A. BERYSTWYTH. COUGH MIXTURE FOR WINTER COUGH AND RRONCHITIS TRY ROBERT ELLIS'S COUGH MIXTURE AND CHEST TONIC. lOid. and 2s. 3d. per bottle, post free. Mr. J. E. LEAH, A.R.C.O., Organist and Choirmaster English Congregational Church, Portland-street, Aberystwyth (late of Richmond Hill Congregational Church, Bournemouth), Gives lessons by Correspondence in Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, &c. Personal lessons also in Pianoforte, Organ, Singing and Theory. Preparation for Examination. Many Successes. Schools attended. Next term commences Sep- tember 18th, 1899. Engagements accepted for Organ Recitals, Concerts, &c. Address: Bourneville," North Road, Aberystwyth J. GWILYM EYANS. Family Grocer & Provision Merchant, THE STORES, HIGH STREET AND STATION ROAD, TOWYN. NOTED HOUSE FOR TEA. BEST IN PURITY AND FLAVOUR. I. AND G. LLOYD, COACHBUILDERS, ALFRED PLACE, ABERYSTWYTH. Carriages made to order on the shortest notice. Experienced Men kept for all Branches t CARRIAGES FOR SALE. HARFORD SQUARE. LAMPETER. WALTER DAVIES Is now making a Grand Display of the LATEST NOVELTIES Mantles, Capes, Jackets, Mackintosh Cloaks, Furs, Costumes, etc., PLAIN AND FANCY DRESS FABRICS. J T S. Goods not in Stock procured at Shortest Notice by Parcels arriving daily from London and other centre. JACK EDWARDS, BOOKSELLER, Great Darkgate Street, ABERYSTWYTH. TAILORING ESTABLISHMENT, 13 9 PIER STREET, .t\BERYSTWYTH, D \YTD J j Jt-JLS Suitings, Coatings. Trouserings. kc., in the best fashion and at reasonable prices. Cricketing and Boating Suits made to order on the Shortest Notice. W. H. TRUSCOTT: WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER. LAPIDARY AND OPTICIAN, T^CE -pOAI), (Orroeiie THE 5 -iV POST OFFICE). A large assortment of Wedding, Diamt ad. and GOta Rings.