THE MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH.—MONDAY Wheat made 5s 6d to 6s per 65 lbs; barley, 4s Od to 46 6d white oats,3s Od to 3, 3d black oats, 3s. Od Eggs, 16 for Is Salt butter, lid to Is. 2d per lb. fresh butter, Is Od to Is 2d per lb. Fowls sold at 3s 6d to 5s Od per couple. Potatoes, 3s 6d per cwt. BUTTER. CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—There was a fair supply of butter in the market to-day, which realised as follows :—Cask butter, Is Od. to Is Old per lb, basket butter, in pounds, Is Id to Is 2d per lb. CORX, Saturday.—Seconds 84s, thirds 74e; fine 93s. In market 62 firkins. POTATOES. LONDON, Saturday.—Supplies in excess of the demand, and prices had a downward tendency. Quotations :-Lincoin Up-to'dates, 70s to 80s ditto Reading Giants and Bruce, 70s to 75: Blackland ditto, 60s to 65s; and Scotch Maincrops kidneys, 70s to 85s per ton. HAY AND gTRAW. LONDON, Saturday.—Fair supplies which met with good demand, and steady trade was done. Quotations Best clover 85s to 100s, inferior 60s to 67s, specially picked hay 87s 6d, good ditto 78s to 80s, inferior 45s to 60s, mixture and sainfoin 50s to 85s, and straw 25s to 36s per load. METAL. Lead steady-English E16 15s, Spanish £16 11s 5d to P,16 12s 6d. Spelter steady-Z21 5s.
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The Late Thomas Charles Edwards. Tributes, A correspondent in the Manchester Guaidian savs:-Your columns have amply shown what a great loss the Free Evangelical Churches have sus- tained by the death of the Rev. Dr. T. Charles Edwards, Principal of Bala College, an institution. s, I the foundations of which weralaidby his father and his uncle (Dr. Charles, of Trevecca) in 1837. It .was at Aberystwyth that he rendered his best service to Wales, doing a work tbe far-reaching influences of which can hardly be over estimated. In 1883 overtures were made to Dr. Edwards to undertake the pastorate of Queen-street Congrega- tional Church, Wolverhampton, prior to Dr. Berry being called. And he was very much drawn to that sphere. Among the friends whom he con- sulted was a well-known Presbyterian minister in London, who maintained that no man should J change his denomination after he was forty years of age, and he acted on the advice, though the change would have been more in name than in reality. I remember his saying on one occasion, at Oswestry, when speaking at a Congregational sw I z, Union gathering, that the wall of division was so ]ow between the two denominations that he could easily step over it and be one with them. lvhen the cheers that greeted this remark subsided he continued, 44 Yes, gentlemen, so low that I could quite as easily step back again." On several occasions he was offered the degree of D.D. by American Universities, some of high requte, but he declined them all, and only accepted the honour when, in 1887, it was conferred upon him by Edinbugh University. He was, I believe, the second Welshman to receive the honour, the first being his own father, the Rev. Lewis Edwards. Dr. Edwards had done his life work, and done it well, and in all parts of the world there will be keen regret at the death of such a leader. Rev. T. A. Penry. The Rev. T. A. Penry preaching at the English Congregational Church, Aberystwyth, on the text After he bad served his own generation by the will of God he fell on sleep" said in the course of an eloquent sermon that these words summarised the life story of others than the King of Israel. Every generation served by such men ought to acknowledge in them the gifts of God, and every succeeding generation benefited by their service ought to hold them in high esteem for their work's ztl z!1 sake. We honoured ourselves when we cherish the memory and do honour to the good and faith- ful by whom we have been so faithfully and efficiently served. Among such men we claim a place for Principal Edwards, who having very effectively served his generation by the will of God fell on sleep. His fall has left vacant in the life of the Welsh people a large place which will not be soon or easily filled. Though in recent years he was in public, but the shadow of his former self, still he retained to the end the full confidence, admiration and warm affection of all those who had learnt to appreciate the labour of love to which he bad con- secrated the strength of his life. with the enthusiasm and devotion of a man who believed in his appointed mission. The issues of his life have gone forth to all the land his influence has been felt where be was personally unknown, his work lives and prospers. His monument is the quickened life and aspirations of the nation. In him we acknowledge one who manfully stepped out of the narrow groove of private interests and took his stand on the high plane of public devotion indicated by the words. He served his own generation by the will of God." There are grades of public service. Of some who have ren- dered their generation valuable service it may be said that they have been used of God, though they z, have not known Him," I have girded thee, though thou hast not known Me." Others are inspirerl to service because they acknowledge God and believe that it is His will to appoint for them a work and a mission. By their faith the impress of consecra- tion is upon-their service, and their life becomes a dedication. It was to this class of workers that Thomas Charles Edwards belonged. It was in this spirit that he undertook the work with which his name is so closely associated in this town, and it was in this spirit he relinquished it for the prin- cipalship of the Theological College at Bala. He served his own generation by the will of God." ar(I all parties and religious sections of the Welsh nation unite in ungrudgingly acknowledging their indebtedness to him for the noble work be accomplished, and on account of which he is entitled to a place in the annals of our country along side of his great predecessor Thomas Charles, of Bala, as a leader and a benefactor of his people. The changes effected in the educational privileges of the Principality during the past 30 years mark out the period as that of a mnst important reforma- tion, in which Thomas Charles Edwards has occupied a conspicicons place. Other men may have been more learned, or may have been better educationalists, but I doubt whether we could have had another man in every respect better fitted for the requirements of the time. In him the necessary elements were admirably mixed. He belonged to a family widely known and esteemed, he had obtained Universitv honours—being I believe, the first. WPISVI Nonconformist, to avail himself of the opening of the older Universities and he was a minister of repute—a combination which enabled him to win the confidence of all as the right man for the place and the work. His difficulties were many and often extremely trying. It was but natural that his actions and policy should be sometimes severely criticized and that he should often be blamed for faults which were not of his own doing. Had he been a weaker man of less faith in his mission he would have abandoned his work, and the movement for higher education would not have been the success it is to-day. He served his generation nobly and well as an educationalist. He served his genera- tion as a patriot. Patriotism is often vulgarised and made contemptible, but in such men as Edwards, it finds its better meaning and becomes a spiritual force. He loved his country and his people without being narrow and exclusive, and he was willing to spend and be spent for their welfare. He served his generation as a Christian minister and a theologian. For 19 years he served as Principal of the University College-an unsectarian College, but he never ceased to be a Christian minister. The claims of Christ upon him as a preacher he felt to be supreme. Enthusiastic in all his work, but never more so than in preaching the gospel. Christ possessed him in brain and heart and body, and preaching was to him a passion a fire shut up in his bones," and he could not refrain. As a preacher he was a tower of strength, and his service in this respect will be fragrant for long years to come in the memory of all who heard him. As a theologian too he has rendered distinguished service, and has won for himself the high esteem of those who occupy the foremost place in this department of study. In many spheres of Welsh life he will be sadly missed; but probably most of ail as a theologian. Other men have arisen to carry on the work he beeran, and to carry it on perhaps under present, circumstances more effectively than he could have done, but as a theologian of repute, far beyond the borders of the Principality, he was alone. In this respect Wales is certainly much the poorer by his death. His position is indeed vacant. He has fallen on sleep-after a life of hard and faithful service—honoured and revered by a grateful and appreciative people. The British Weekly. He was the wisest man I have known, a Socrates in Life and in Dearth. There was no one I loved and honoured more." The words came into our mind when we heard of fee said of one for whom to live was Christ, in a quite peculiar way, and for whom, therefore, death was a gain. His passionate personal love for our Lord burned like a hidden flame at the heart of all his thought and speech and action. There can be no hopeless sorrow for one who has passed in his Master s company through the shattered gates of death. It is not for us to attempt anything like a biography of our revered friend. We shall try, however, to give some impressions of an intercourse necessarily limited, but lengthened, and occasion- 1 Master s company through tbe shattered gates of ally most intimate. The present writer cannot but remember with pride that Dr. Edwards was one of those who helped in the establishment of this ionrnal, and was a contributor to its first number. Manv articles from his brilliant pen are scattered through its pages, and his friendly interest was maintained to the very end. We shall always be thankful to remember that one of his last acts was to remind us of a promise to visit him in spring; a promise which had not been forgotten. Evervone who had the friendship of Dr. Edwards must feel that such a friendship was in itself a very great distinction. Of all the men we have ever known he was in many ways the most remark. able, the most individual. Were we compelled to put our impression of him into one sentence we should say he is th2 only man known to us since Spurgeon died, who might have been the founder of a great sect. He had the rare combination of necessary qualities. Absolutely disinterested, completely delivered from wordly ambition, fired with an ardent and constant passion, a great orator, a great thinker, and a born administrator, he was a natural leader of men. On the other hand. the large catholicity of his nature, his peculiar aversion to prominence, and his intense and aff ectionate loyalty to the Church in which he was born. prescribed the course of his li ie and Dr. Edwards' unfeigned faith dwelt in hi- ancestors. He was of the best blood of vYal-is. For hi. father. Dr. Lewis Edwards, a thinker of wide outlook, massive power, and indomitable industry, he had a peculiar and growing reverence. His last task was a pious commemoration of that father's work in 'Wales. In the opinion of most people, the great work ot his life was done at the University College, Aber- ystwyth. He had to face a most arduous task, to secure the establishment of the College. To carry it through its first difficulties, to meet occasionally almost overwhelming obstacles which taxed even the strength of his magnificent youth. We suspect that he was led to this labour partly from his passionate love for Wales, and partly from his zeal for education. His feeling for the Principality was like Burns's devotion to Scotland, when he spoke of the wish that to the end would strongly heave hit breast." That I, for puir auld Scotland's sake, Some usefu' plan or beuk might make, Or sing a sang at least." And his zeal far education was inborn. Most competent witnesses have borne their testimony to the enthusiasm and self-sacrifice which carried the effort to triumphant success. To the very last his whole energies were absorbed. He had to act as Professor of Greek, to conduct the government of the College, and to raise funds. Nothing could divert him from preaching and theology, and he went through the country on Sundays like a flame of fire, throwing himself on the warm heart of the Welsh people. He found, of course, that they responded eagerly, and though influential men were against him the people were true, and carried him to victory. We shall not easily forget our experiences of his life there. It seemed as if the bell never ceased to ring. He would come in and tell you how an anxious parent had called, how some visitor had asked assistance, how some little trouble bad arisen that needed to be settled. And so it went on for hours and hours of the day, the Principal taking all with nearly unruffled calmness. It was not till the night wore on, and till silence had fallen upon the street, that you could enter into real communion with him. Then he opened up his heart. Or he would drive you far into the beautiful country round Aberystwyth, and there, among the pleasant fields, be would rest and talk freely.-Dr. I?obertson Nichol, The Editor. Rev. Elvet Lewis. Once more has The Bala" become, for Wales, a place of weeping." Less than twelve months ago, it was the removal of the Nationalist leader, at forty, that made the nation bow in fear and sorrow and look with bereaved eyes through the showery sunshine of April towards the quiet little town beside the lake. And though he who passed away last Thursday was further removed from the mid- journey of our life," we had, as far as the marked limit of the journey is concered, the possibility of many years of service. The Dala is associated with some of the most inspiring episodes of religious re- vival in past days; but with two such funerals within a year, it may well come to be known as the mourning of Hadad- rimmon in the Valley of Megiddon." Probably the name of Dr. Edwards, apart from his commentaries, will be mostly connected with his work at Aberystwyth College. He was its first Prin- cipal and his strong personality did more than anything else to nationalise it. It is pre-eminently the College of the people their courage, their enthusiasm, their loyalty, saved it during the long course of its early trials. He, as a preacher of the first rank, helped to interpret its significance to the people, and at the same time to win their hearts to support it with men and means. He entered upon his work there in 1872. and remained until 1891. He resigned, in order to accept the Principalship of the Calvinistic Methodist College at Bala, founded and made by his father. He made the brave sacrifice of an idealist. He hoped to make it an inter-denominational theological college. In this he was, unfortunately, disappointed. And yet it may be that his dream is to be fu Iled- after many days," perhaps or even before this generation has passed away. In any case, it was a noble dream and for all nobleness there is a morning, in God's good time. It is not likely that anyone who was present at the inauguration services, nine years ago, will ever forget them, or lose the impression of a great, charitable hope.— Rev. H. ELYBT LEWIS, in the British Weekly. t
Geiriau Olaf Thomas Charles Edwards. Nos Sabbath diweddaf, yn nghapel Salem, Aber- ystwyth, traddododd y Parch. Ellis Edwards, M.A., yr athraw ffyddlawn ac adnabyddus o Golegy Bala, bregeth angladdol i'r diweddar Thomas Charles Edwards, y tywysog a'r gwr mawr a gasglwyd at ei dadau y dydd Mawrth blaenorol. Hynod 9 daraw- iadol ydoedd testyn y pregethwr ar yr achlysur hwn. Dygai geiriau olaf y ddenddegfed adnod, yn y drydedd benod o'r Epistol at y Philippiaid, bortread byw o'r Prifathraw Edwards i gof a meddwl pawb a'i hadwaenai. Gosodent allan yn dra amlwg brif nodwedd ei gymeriad, cynwysent ddirgelwch ei fawredd, ac ynddynt y ceir cyweir- nod ei fywyd— bywyd a wnai i bob peth israddol gydgordio i'w gwirionedd—" fel y gallwyf ymaflyd yn y peth hwn befyd yr ymaflwyd ynof gan Grist IeAu "-dyna eiriau y testyn, ae y maent yn esbon- iad llwyr ar awyddfryd godidog holl fywyd Thomas Charles Edwards. Darfu i ddiwygiad David Morgan, fel ei gelwir, ddal Thomas Charles Edwards, meddai y pregethwr, mor wired ag i Saul gael ei ddal erioed. Dyn ieuanc myfyrgar, hoff o astudiaeth, ac o rodiad di- rodres ydoedd ef yn y dyddiau hyny ond o hyny allan yr oedd yn rhagor-yr oedd yn ddyn a rhyw- beth wedi ymaflyd ynddo ac yr oedd y rhywbeth hwnw oedd wedi ymaflyd ynddo yn rheoleiddio ei boll fywyd, yn gwresogi ei galon, ac yn llanw ei enaid. Yr oedd yn hoff o efrydu Plato ac Aristotle -yn neillduol Plato; ond agwedd grefyddol yr hen athronwyr hyn oedd yn apelio ato yn arbenigol. A pha ryfedd, oberwydd yr oedd wedi ei ymaflyd vnddo gan Grist Iesu. Nid oedd dim," meddai ef ei hun unwaith, nid oedd dim yn cynvrchu teimlad fel cenadwri Crist." Yr oedd yn hynod hoff o'r iaith Roeg. Yn ei ddosbarth Groeg y Testament Newydd, yn Ngholeg Aberystwyth, y gosododd ef seiliau ac y gwnaeth ef ei Esboniad— gwaith clasurol liyrld wedi enill iddo deyrnged oddiwrth brif dduwinyddion yr oes. Ymbyfrydai yn Ngroeg y Testament Newydd—vno yr oedd ei enaid ef a'i gartref. Gwych gen i feddwl," meddai Mr. Ellis Edwards, na hudwyd me hono gan arian, ac na syrthiodd yn gaethwas i urddasolion y ddaear. Gwell fydclai ganddo ef fod yn gweinyddu i braidd y Bugail Da mewn capel bach ar ben mynydd na bod yn Llys y Frenhines ei hun i dder- byn ffafrau bvdol." Diameu mai y nodwedd fwyaf neillduol o hono ydoedd—ei angerdd. Y fath swm o rym oedd ynddo! Ei angerddoldeb a'i rym, a'r efengyl yn deffro y rheiny! Fel y codai ei waed i'w ben gan yr angerdd tanllyd hwn. nes gwneyd i bob gwythien i ymehwyddo yn ddu-las. Yr an- gerdd hwu a'i lladdodd ef. Gweithiai gyda chyf- lymdra gwyrthiol. Pe bae'eh ond ei weled yn darllen llythyr-mor gyflym. O'r angerdd eto Bvddai wedi myned dros dair tudalen cyn bod arall wedi myn'd dros un. Am y rheswm hyn yr oedd anaml :yn gydymaith gwael. Ni chae'ch fawr o gyfnewidiad meddwl ganddo. Unwaith y dechreuai ef siarad ni chai arall fawr gyfle—hedai ei feddwl mawr ef fel march adeiniog yn nerth ei angerddoldeb. Yr oedd yr angerdd hwn yn rban o'i natur fel ei rhoddwyd gan Dduw. Yr oedd yn weithiwr caled, yn weithiwr mawr. Nis gellid dyweyd ei fod yn (hIyn gwreiddiol; ond nid yw dyweyd fod dyn yn ddyn gwreiddiol yn golygu ei fod yn ddyn mawr. Nid oes neb yn dyweyd fod Virgil a Milton, Plato, a Bacon yn ddynion gwr- eiddiol-alllgytfrediad y rhai hyn ydoedd fawr, ac yr oedd Thomas Charles Edwards yn meddu ar am- gyffrediad mawr—ac v mae yn rhaid cael hyn er casglu yn gyfangorff yr hyn sydd ar wasgar, a'u gwnevd yn gyfundrefn ddealladwy. Hyn sydd wedi anfarwoli Homer, a Ilawer bardd ac athron- ydd. If you want to create you must borrow," meddai un awdwr, ac felly y gwnai Thomas Charles Edwards. Nid oedd ef yn ymddiried yn ei hyd- reiddiweh ei hun, ond yn hytrach cyfoethogai ef ei bun trwy ymostwng i fenthvea. id oedd byth yn edrvch fel pe yn pwyso, mesur, a chydmaru. Yr oedd yn meddwl mwy am y mater nag am y dull— gydag ef, yr oedd y grym ei hun yn penderfynu y dull. Yr oedd ei angerdd yn deffro y meddyliau dyfnaf-ac ymddangosai yn ami fel pe ar fin ym- ddryllio. Yr oedd ei holl fywyd wedi ei lefeinio gan ddylanwad duwinyddiaeth. Yr oedd Thomas Charles Edwards wedi ei gynysgaeddu ag amryw ddoniau. Tra yn pregetliu yr oedd yr angerdd eedd ynddo yn ei gyffroi i'w waelodion, fel rhuthr mynvdd tanllyd—ond yr oedd yn ddyn hynod o ymarferol, ac heb ymrcsymu fawr ddim, canfyddai vn hynod fuan y cvnllun goreu neu y penderfyniad doethaf. Rhodd Duw i'r genedl ydoedd Thomas Charles Edwards. Hir g-ofir ei waith ar ran Coleg Aberystwyth. Nid oedd un gwr arall yn Nghymru a wnai y gwaith a wnaeth efe. Gwyddai ef am angen y wlad, a chyfarfyddodd a gofynion ei gyd- wladwvr. Ymladdodd lawer dros y Coleg; do, vmladdodd hyd angau. Yr oedd yn meddu ar galon hael a meddwl rhyddfrydig. Dywedodd y diweddar Esgob Hughes 0 Lanelwy wrtho unwaith y bvddai iddo dderbyn ac ocdeinio myfvrwyr o Coleg Aberystwyth i Eglwys Loegr os gwnelid ychydig gyfnewirliarlau yn y cwrs addysg. Gwnaeth y Prifathraw ei oreu, ond ni lwvddodd. Trueniot-dd ei weled wedi ei daro—daeth yr ergyd mewn eiliad. Pan ddaeth y rhybudd cyntaf yr oedd yn rhy ddi- weddar. Felly hefyd y bu gyda Dr. Arnold o Rugbv. Ond v mae yn hvfrvd meddwl ei fod yn vstc)(i-("i boll gystudd"yn berffaith dawel a siriol. Y dydd cyn iddo farw gofynai fel pc gyda math o ddirmyg—" Ai hyn ydi angau, ai hyn ydi angau Y nefoedd a roddo i ni etc ddynion o fath Thomas Charles Edwards. Gwareder ein gwlad rhag dyfod yn fagwrfa cribddeiliaid. Llanwer Cymry a dynian 1 a, thragwyddoldebyn eu henaid.
MACHYNLLETH. FOOTBALL.—The Intermediate School Term paid a. visit to Llanidloes on Saturday last to meet the eleven of the school of the town. There was some tall scoring, the result being a victory for the Machynlleth boys by six goals to five. Ri»r.E RANGE.— The target apparatus to be used in connection with the proposed rifle range is expected to arrive this week. The range will have a length of 800 yards, and as soon as all the arrangements are completed, a Government in- spector will be invited down to certify as to its suitability, and also with the view of advising the Government to purchase the same. BUKGLART.—Some time on Sunday night or early on Monday morning a burgulary was committed at Griffiths' timber yard. The theif or thieves effected ah entrance into the office by removing the window catch. Everything in the office was ransacked and thrown indiscriminately about the floor, but nothing of value was stolen. This is the second time within a short period in which the same premises had been broken into. LECTURE.—On Friday evening last an interesting lecture was delivered at Soar Congregational chapel on the subject of Taliesin, ben beirdd by Mr. E. Davies, J.P., Dolcaradog, or, as he is better known in literary circles, Gordovig." The lecture was delivered to a large and appreciative audience, Mr. Davies proving himself a thorough master of his subject. Criticisms on the lecture were afterwards offerec^by Mr J. C. Wood and Mr J. Jones (Work- house), amd the Chairman, Rev. Wnion Evans (pastor), also favourably commented upon it. LETTERS FROM THE WAR.—On Monday morning numerous letters were received from local volun- teers who have gone to South Africa with the 5th battalion South Wales Borderers. Writing to Mr. D. Philip Jones, Private A. W. Harries, son of Mr. Harries, late stationmaster at Machynlleth, says that they had a good voyage out. St. David's Day was loyally celebrated on board the transport, all the men and officers wearing a leek in their caps. Private Harries says the Machynlleth section is in the best of health, but owing to the intense heat they look like a lot of Red Indians. CYMREIGYDDION- The Society of Cymreig- yddion met on Wednesday evening in last week at the Town Hall under the presidency of Mr. John Rowlands, solicitor. An edifying paper was read on the occasion by Mr R. Williams, F.R.Hist.S., Newtown, on "Llenyddiaeth Cymreig ypedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg (" Welsh Literature of the 19th century "). Mr Williams treated his subject in its historical, educational and literary aspects, and pointed out the improvements and advancement made in the history of the Welsh nation during the century. The paper was followed by an inter- esting discussion, in which the Revs. Josiah Jones, E. Wnion Evans, and D. H. Hughes, Messrs D. Davies Williams, Edward Rees, J.P., E. Jones, B.A., Jenkins (N.P. Bank), Evans, Jenkins, and J. C. Ashton participated. A vote of thanks was ac- corded Mr Williams for his able paper by Dr. Rees (Ap Gwyddon). and a hope was expressed that he would consent to read another paper next session. COMPETITIVE MBETING.—On Friday evening last a largely attended literary and competitive meeting was held at the Congregational Chapel, Penegoes. Mr. R. Gillart, J.P., presided, and the duties of conductor were performed by Mr. John Evans, Maengwyn Stores. The programme was gone through as follows :—Duet, Messrs. E. Lewis and L. Williams; address by the Chairman; addresses by the Bards; recitation of hymn 920 of the" Caniedydd (for children under 15). prize divided between David Jones and R. J, Jones, Machynlleth; song, Miss Frances Lewis best book mark, winner Miss Griffiths, Bryn Tudor; tenor solo, Rwy'n myn'd i'r Nef," best Mr. 0. Morris, Machynlleth; song, Miss M. Lumley best scarf, winner, Miss Lizzie Jones, Coedcae song. Gwlad y Cymru," Llew Cynfal; duett competition, "Dysgwch oil yr hen Ganiadau," Messrs David Price, Corris, and Evan lAFwis, Bryn Tudor; song, Miss Frances Lewis; open solo competition, 14 competitors, best, Mr David Price, Corris; quartette competition, Ti wyddost beth ddywed fy nghalon."two parties competed, best, Mr Wm. Evan (watchmaker) and party. The adjudicator of the musical and literary competitions was the the Rev J. C. Jones (Llew Cynfal), Llanelltyd, and of the fancy work competitions, Mrs Lloyd, Bank Place, and Miss Davies, Ffridd. Miss C. J. Williams, Machynlleth, proved an efficient accompanist. The secretarial duties were ably carried out by Mr Rowland Williams, Penrhosbach, Penegoes, and those of treasurer by Mr David Griffiths, Cildyfnog. The proceeds will be devoted towards the liquida- tion of the chapel debt. DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION. Polling for the representation of the north ward on the Lrban District Council, owing to the vacancy caused by the death of Mr Joseph Evans, Fronygog, took place on Saturday last. There were two candidates, viz., Mr John Micah, Maengwyn-street, cattle dealer, and Mr Evan Rees, Mount Pleasant, mining agent. The poll remained open from 8 a.m. 8 p.m., the presiding officer being Mr John Jenkins, solicitor. The declaration of the result was made by Mr John Rowlands (returning officer) at the Town Hall soon after 8-30, and was as follows :— Evan Rees 82 John Micah 69 1 13 Of the 153 voting papers filled, two were spoilt. The annual election was to have taken place also on Saturday last, but no contest was necessitated in either ward, and the candidates nominated were declared cleeted as follows :— NORTH WARD. John Pugh, Maengwyn-street; Wm. M. Jones, Maengwyn-street. WEST WARD. Richard Owen, Nawlyn; Edward Davies Rees, Penrallt-street. SOUTH WARD.. Richard Gillart, Llynlleoedd. The only new member is Mr Ed. Davies Rees, who succeeds his father in the representation of the West Ward, the latter having retired. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The ordinary meeting of the above Council was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday last, when the following members were present:—Messrs W. M. Jones (chairman), John Thomas (vice-chairman), D. Smith, Edmund Gillart, Henry Lewis, J. M. Breeze, Edward Rees, G. W. Griffiths, T. Parsons, R. Gillart, with Dr. Davies (medical officer), John Rowlands (clerk), D. Phillip Jones (assistant clerk), and Morgan Jones (surveyor). The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. WELSH HOSPITAL IN SOUTH AFRICA. Mr W. M. Jones stated that sums to the amount of Z15 6s Id were collected in the different places of worship at Machynlleth towards the Welsh Hospital. LODGING HOUSES. The Clerk reported that the lodging houses had been visited, and were white-washed according to the regulations. There were in the houses this year 681 males and 43 females, making a total of 724 persons, while last year there was a decrease, there being only 503 males, and 140 females, mak- ing a total of 543 persons in all. FIRE ENGINE. The Clerk stated that he had received letters from other District Councils concerning the fire- engine. It was proposed and seconded that the matter be left to the next meeting, and was agreed to. CORRESPONDENCE, A letter was read from the Machynlleth Inter- mediate School, reuestiDglthe Council to appoint governors for the ensuing year for the school as Mr. E. Hughes' and Mr. R Owens' time of office had expired. This matter was also left for the next meeting. HATES. The Clerk reported that he had. served notices on several people concerning the rates, and he also said, in fact, they had been visited, and that one ratepayer said that he was not going to pay the rates. The Clerk now asked the Council if pro- ceedings should be taken against them. The Council decided not to take proceedings then, but to give them seven days to pay. CONSIDERATION OF ESTIMATE FOR THE YEAR. Mr. John Thomas proposed that they meet again as a committee to consider the estimate for the year and Mr. D. Smith seconded the proposition, and it was agreed to. COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS. A meeting of the Governors of the Machynlleth County School was held on Friday afternoon at the School, there being present Mr Richard Rees, J.P. (in the chair). Dr Davies. Mr Edward Rees, Rev Josiah Jones, Mr John Thomas, and Dr Edwards, with Mr J. Rowlands:Cclerk), and Mr H. H. Meyler (headmaster). The Rev Josiah Jones signified his intention of resigning his position as the representative of the school on the County Governing Body. Although pressed to remain, the rev gentleman said he thought he should give others a chance, and at the next meeting of that body he intended proposing a name, which he believed would meet with general approval. The Clerk said he had received a communication from the County Governing Body stating that a meeting of the Finance Committee had been arranged for a day in the first week in April for the distribu- tion of funds to the various schools. The Clerk pointed out that the financial year of the school terminated on March 31st, and there was a con- si lerable amount of money due from the County Body. They were, therefore, anxious to know the position, in order that the estimate for the current year might be made. Their financial year ended the following day, and, therefore, the grant from the County Body would not come into this year's account. They had, however, sufficient money to pay all thei indebtedness. A letter was read from Mrs. A. Davie;5, a member of the governing body, stating her desire to retire from office, as she did not think it fair to keep the ■ appointment, as circumstances did not admit of her attending. Mrs. Davies added that she was delighted with the success of the school, and should always take an interest in it, and be ready to help them whenever she was at illachynllctli.-Tlie Clerk said Mrs. Davies' period of office expired in „ August, 1901.-At the suggestion of the Chairman, who said Mrs. Davies had done a great deal of useful work for them, it was decided to ask her to withdraw her resignation until the end of her term of office at least. The following communication was read from the secretary of the Science and Art Department:— I I am directed to state, for the information of the managers, that it appears from the report of the inspector of this department, who recently visited the above-named school that a proper method was employed in the class in theoretical mechanics (fluids) which he found under instruction, the exercises being worked from first principles and the students encouraged to attend school at < times other than those set apart for class* I instruction to work them out practically. The Inspector observes that whilst the facilities for teaching experimental science will be improved by f the provision of a properly equipped lecture table and a laboratory (nearly completed), for teaching chemistry, it would be well, when the laboratory is fitted up, to provide a small fume closet in the lecture. He remarks that the number of students in the Art Class is at present too large for one teacher to manage propeily, and adds that there appears to be need for more class instruction. It appears from the report that some large freehand demonstration sheets and a few casts of ornament should be obtained, and for illustrations in hygiene a skeleton or a set of bones." As to the fume closet, the Clerk was directed to reply stating that the governors thought that the requirements of the Department in this respect would be met by the opening of the new laboratory. It was decided to purchase a few demonstration sheets, some casts of ornaments, and a set of bones. As to the scholarship entrance examination, the Headmaster thought that notification of the date should be sent to the primary schools as soon as possible. The Governors then decided that the examination be held on Saturday, July 21st, and that the test subjects be the same as those of last year. Mr. E. R. Turner, Llanidloes, was appointed examiner. The Management Committee reported that the sum ft E327 15s. lid had been spent in laying out. the recreation ground in front of the school, and a sum of Z324 on the new laboratory. Dr. Edwards enquired whether the money for laying out the grounds bad been paid, and upon receiving a reply in the affirmative said he should like to have been present when it was, for he would have moved a reduction or a vote of censure, because of the time taken to complete the work. The Chairman said they had one consolation in the fact that the money had been paid. Dr. Davies thought it was money well spent, not only for the present, but for the future. The Chairman thought it would be a monument to the present governors. Dr. Davies suggested that a tablet should be put up (laughter). Dr. E: ards considered it a monument to the expensiv tendencies of the committee. The & nagement Committee also recommended that the grounds be fenced right round at a cost of P,9, the work to be done by Daniel Evans. Mr. Edward Rees enquired bow long the Manage- ment Committee intended keeping Daniel Evans on the field. Had he finished his undertaking ? The Chairman: Yes, he has finished. Dr. Edwards Is that the levelling man ? The Chairman: Yes. Dr. Edwards: 0, keep him on (laughter). Dr. Edwards also objected to the way the Manage- ment Committee did its work, as it had asked Daniel Evans to tender for the fencing work, and had asked no one else. Ultimately, the recom- mendation of the committee was agreed to. The Headmaster again complained of the nuis- ance caused by persons hanging their I- washing on the fencing around the school. He wished to know whether the caretaker could be instructed to deal with it. as it showed no sign of abatement. Dr. Davies was of opinion that it was a matter that should be seen to, and he would move that measures be taken to prevent it. After further discussion, it was decided that the matter be left in the hands of the Management Committee to deal with. The appointment of a caretaker to look after the school and grounds was deferred to the next meet- ing. It was decided that the School break-up for the Easter holidays on Thursday, April 12th, and re- open on Tuesday, April 24th. The Clerk was directed to secure tenders for the apparatus and chemicals necessary for the fitting-up of the new laboratory, and a committee was appointed to visit the laboratory at the Board School, and ascertain whether any of th apparatus thereat could be purchased.