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. el ROGERS.
Excessive Athleticism. The genie of athleticism has grown to an inordinate size, and it is now difficult to reduce him within reasonable proportions in the higher regions of education. The benefits to be derived from healthy outdoor games are undeniable, and in the couutry at large, despite the unprecedented homage now accorded to athletic sports, it is probable that those benefits outweigh the evils of excessive absorption in games. But there is reason to fear that, in the training of those who ought hereafter to be the leaders of the community and to set the example of sound judgment as to the true aims of life, the border line between useful- ness and exaggeration is in danger of being, if it has not already been, overstepped. THE TIMES.
Thus Runs the World Away. Like snowy lilies, fleet as fine, Whose fragrant course is run, Like dewdrops on the eglantine, Like frostwork in the sun- So vanish youth's delightful dreams, So beauty's charms decay; Like blossoms strewn on sparkling streams; rhus runs the world away Like foam upon the billows bright, Like sunsets gorgeous dyes. Like moonbeams shedding silver light Over the jewelled skies- So swiftly from our vision glide Hopes, plans, and projects gay Alone we roam at eventide Thus runs the world away Of friends, whom ruthless Time destroys, We're day by day bereft; The spectres of our perished joys Are all the comrades left. Love's chain is broken link by link We sing the mournful lay, Forlorn upon life's river brink Thus runs the world away CHARLES J. DUNPHIE.
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THE REV J. M. PRYDDERCH, LLANARTH. SIR,— Judging by his recent speech at Llanartb, it is hard to believe that the Rev J. M. Prydderch is a minister, that is, servant of the Prince of Peace Speaking of those despicable people, the Boers, Mr Prydderch asked Had they sent a missionary of the Gospel anywhere ? Does not Mr Prydderch know that the Boers have suffered more for the sake of conscience and the Gospel than hardly any other people in Europe. They, like the Pilgrim Fathers, left their native land rather than deny and give up the faith that was in them. They were the first heralds of the Gospel and civilisation in South Africa. Mr Prydderch said be never had any sympathy with the Boers who passed themselves oil as Christians and allowed paganism to exist in their midst." Now does not Mr Prydderch know of num- berless other good folks a g:)od deal nearer home than the Boers, who pass themselves off as Chris- tians, and allow paganism to exist in their midst ? We have yet to learn that even Mr Prydderch's ministry nas oeen so successtui tnat ne nas com- pletely driven out paganism from his own sphere of influence. It is a deplorable thing to find ministers of the Gospel of Christ giving vent to such utterances as those of Mr Prydderch at the recent demonstration at Llanarth. Passion blinds the best of men, and what a sad instance was that of the blind leading the blind. Missionaries forsooth Missionaries were never more wanted at home to cry down the gross materialism of the age, and the rampant idolatry of Jingoism. :When the Juggernaut of war is devastating the flower of our country, and wreaking havoc throughout the land, the ministers of the Prince of Peace stand by and even applaud its progress. What next ? NONCON.
Cricket. MACHYNLLETH V. TOWYN. The return match between these old rivals was played at Machynlletb on Saturday last. This match is always an exciting one on this occasion the excitement appeared in the complete break- down lof the Towyn batsmen before Rawlinson, who is a veritable terror and who seems to improve on each occasion, and against Peter Vaughan who in playing better just now than he has played for many seasons. He was highly successful with bat and ball against the Merionethshire men on Saturday. Cricket is to Peter of more importance than mate and drink.' Several members of the Machynlleth team were away in the King's service and several were away at Aberdovey playing for the County School, but the doughty men that remained at home, made a name for themselves that will always be mentioned in connection with the immortal total of light score against them by Towyn. Machynlleth scored 76 and if the captain had met with a little better luck three figures might have easily been reached. Mr Wilson is to be' congratulated on his return to the old form, he thumped away right merrily on Saturday making a heavy contribution to the widening gulf between the two scores. Mr Lloyd Jones was ill at ease at first but he played accurate and pleasant cricket later on. Short though the period of their fielding was, the Vice-captain distinguished himself by excellent catches in the slips. The game was most one-sided, but it was very exciting, and the crowd were highly pleased with the collapse of the foreigners and with some entertaining cricket bits on the part of the home team. TOWYN. E J Evans lbw b Rawlinson 1 F A Linduer c Jenkins b Vaughan 0 F G Roberts b Vaughan 0 Joe Edwards b Vaughan 2 J C Roberts c Williams b Rawlinson 0 T G Thomas b Rawlinson 0 Edward Jones c Jenkins b Vaughan 2 E H Gittins b Vau-ban 0 E C Owen not out 1 D J Roberts stumped Davies b Vaughan 0 C R Pritchardc Wilson b Rawlinson. Extras 2 Total 8 MACHYNLLETH. L Fielding lbw b Owen 1 J M Wilson b J C Roberts 5 P Vaughan b J C Roberts 22 H J Evans b J C Roberts 0 JG Jenkins run out 5 A O Davies b J C Roberts 18 A Rawlinson c Owen b Roberts 0 A Humphreys lbw b Roberts 3 D LI Jones not out 8 W Williams bOwen 0 D Jones b Roberts 1 Extras 13 Total 76 ABERDOVEY v. MACHYNLLETH COUNTY SCHOOL. The County School team journeyed to Aber- dovey on Saturday to meet the town team of the Madeira of Wales on their own :sandy soil. The journey from Machynlleth to Aberdovey by train is so like a ride in one of the compartments of the underground railway that the youthful members of the School team decided to engage a brake from the town for the journey. Such was their deter- mination to be kept in the open air that they would have hired a Corris cherry bone (charabanc) if no local express had been available. The brake was announced to start punctually at noon, and the driver of the stage coach cracked his whip to set the steeds a-moving just as the sun pushed his carrotty face across the meridian, ten minutes after local time. The captain was convinced that the heat wave was not over, for his aneroid barometer read two minutes to thirty; that aneroid barometer gave the melting company :no peace on we out journey. It had to read the elevation of Dovey Bridge, or the famous Pennal Bwlch; or to discover how far below sea-level sank the fever-infected area of Cwrt-pennal. As the horses were en- deavouring to check the accelerated motion of the frictionless vehicle down Bishops'-hill, the school boys paid close attention to an unexpected object lesson on Things are not what they seem." Up the hill crawled a hurdy-gurdy, which was drawn by two panting individuals from the sunny south, who blushed as they passed at the thought of an Italian being flooded with perspiration at the trifling temperature of ninety degrees. The team was driven to the field, operations commenced, and the two first school wickets fell cheaply and softly. Dick Humphreys had just 'got into his rainbow hook strike, when he ran nimseit out to save Dick Hughes, who was playing the best game that he has ever played. Goronwy Davies played freely, but soundly, but behold, he also ran himself out. E. R. Vaijghan received a ball at lightning speed on his contracted biceps where the energy 8f motion was converted into a million minute electric shocks or pin-pricks. He smote hard, but his arm failed him. J E Evans played a steady game, and made a useful stand. Vincent Jones who thinks bowling to be far more important than batting, spread his bat, and was quickly sent back to the sand-bank. Through all this darkness Dick Hughes shone like Jupiter, when that giant is an evening star. The two brothers, Harold Evans and Leo Evans, know ex- actly what a straight bat means, but owing to the length of the pitch, which meant forty yards to their tender years, they could not make runs. Roberts was stumped, and the innings closed for 59. The bowling of Vincent Jones and the wicket-keeping of T W Phillips were the only re- deeming features in the weak attack and erratic fielding of ihe school team. Excellent cricket on the part of Rhys Jones, and lucky strokes on the part of J Davies, brought the Aberdovey total to 75. M.C.S. M. Jones b J H Green 2 T W Phillips b R J Davies 0 R Hughes b R J Davies 25 R J Humphreys run out 8 G Davies run out 2 J E Evans b R J Davic 3 E R Vaugban c and b J H Green 4 V Jones b J H Green. 2 H Evans c R Davies b J Davies 3 L Evans not out 1 J Roberts stumped 0 Extras 9 Total 59 ABERDOVEY. R LI Hughes c J E Evans b G Davies 1 J H Green c R Hughes b V Jones 3 RJ Davies b R J Humphreys. 27 J Davies c G Davies b V Jones 24 W Williams b R J Humphreys. 0 H Humphreys c R Hughes b T Jones. 0 T Jones c V Jones 0 W Hughes run out 2 R Davies b V Jones 3 C Millongton uot out 7 F Turner c V Jones b R Hugbes. 0 Extras 8 Total 75 REVIEW OF THE GRAIN TRADE. Thunderstorms have prevailed in many parts of the kingdom, and done something to bring up arrears of rainfall, though even where the showers have been heaviest and most persistent there are still complaints of short supplies of water. Un- questionably the rain has benefftted crops of every description, but it is sheer nonsense to say, as some writers have been doing, that the corn crops will now be a full average. The rain has come much too late to give hope of any such desirable result, though it has saved wheat and other grain frow quite so serious a failure as there was a prospect of its being a fortnight ago. For one thing it has lengthened out the stems of the corn, started the growth of feed on the pastures, and helped root crops to a very great extent, but, taking the country as a whole, there can be no question that the har- vest now rapidly approaching will be the lightest we have had for many years And this, there is reason to fear, will not be limited to corn, as nearly every department of farming-stock breeders, graziers, dairy farmers, potato growers, and fruit growers-will show a deficiency. With the forcing weather, the markets for wheat have shown a dull tone, the declining markets in America aiding the depressing influence of the undue optimism of buyers at home with regard to the crops here. Home-grown wheat, though very scantily offered, has not maintained the previous level of prices, and sales were made at several markets at 6d decline on fojmer rates. Foreign has also gone against sellers to about the same extent. Business is every- where restricted, scarcely anything being done ex- cept to supply current consumptive requirements. The harvest has already commenced in some parts of Europe, and in the course of a couple of weeks early pieces in forward districts of England will be cut. With the prospect of the new season grain coming on to the market at an early date, buyers hold back, unless where sellers make concessions, though the stocks certainly do not justify such re- serves. We have. however, very large stocks of flour-chiefly American—on hand, and it is this which is largely responsible for much of the weak- ness which now prevails. There continues to be very little done in barley, but, with small supplies, both home-grown and foreign, a firmer tone prevails, and prices are the turn against buyers. Oats meet with a steady sale at full prices, while 3d advance on the week has been noted at several markets. American maize is firm at full values, but Argentine, owing to the poor quality of receut arrivals, fetches less money. Beans and peas sell steadily at unchanged rates. Flour meets with a flow sale, and former rates are barely maintained. The top price of London flour is Is per sack lower than it was at this time last year, but town whites and town households are 3s lower on the same comparison, and the tendency still seems downward, the large supplies of foreign having a weakening inJuence.
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The thought of death is more cruel than death itself. DE LA BOETIE. Everybody exclaims against ingratitude. Are there so many benefactors. ALFRED BOUGEART. f The virtuous action, done for virtue's sake alone, is truly laudable. MARGUERITE DE VALOIS. The heart is like the tree that gives balm for the wounds of man, only when the iron has wounded it. CHATEAUBRIAND. ok Always driven toward new shores, or carried hence without hope of return, shall we never, on he ocean of age, cast anchor for even a day LAMARTINE. Jealousy is the sister of Love-as the devil is the brother of the angels. BOUFFLERS. Woman among savages is a beast of burden in Asia, she is a piece of furniture; in Europe, she is a spoiled child. SEXAC DE MEILHAN. From Paris to Peru, from Japan to Rome, the most foolish animal, in my estimation, is man. BOILEAU. # # I I do not know in the whole history of the world a hero, a worthy man, a prophet, a true Christian, who has not been the victim of the jealous, of a scamp, or of a sinister spirit. VOLTAIRE.
Thou wouldst be a Hero ? wait not then supinely For fields of fine Romance, which no day brings The finest work oft lies in doing finely A multitude of unromantic things. The heroism of thy true endeavour Shall fill the common place of common days. And God Himself shall guard thy work for ever, And crown it with Eternity of Praise. GOLDEN TREASURES.
Virtue. Sweet day, so calm, so cool, so bright, The bridal of the earth and sky. The dews shall weep thy fall to-night, For thou must die. Sweet rose, whose hue angry and brave, Bids the rash gazer wipe his eye. Thy root is ever in his grave, And thou must die. Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, A box where sweets compacted lie, My music shows, ye have your closes, And all must die. Only a sweet and virtuous soul, Like season'd timber, never gives, I But though the whole world turn to coal, Then chiefly lives. GEORGE HERBERT.
National Gentleness. We have heard much of the greatness of Eng- land, of her vast resources, her splendid navy, the 'loyalty of her subjects. She is regarded by other nations as a power to be feared, if not loved, very jealousjof her rights, and making her presence felt in every region of the earth. And this is well; in early stages of civilisation, when the tribe or nation is at internecine war with every other, a rough and ready vengeance, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, seems necessary for its very existence. Valour is the only virtue, and the maintenance of knightly honour consists in being ready to fight on the slightest provocation. England has not been slow to follow this gallant precedent. She is credited with sharp teeth and a long :arm, which, combined with a bluff manner, and a certain rough justice, have made her flag respected by all nations, acd unfairly gained for her, in unfriendly quarters, the title of a bully. But we are beginning in private life to appreciate the virbues of forbearance and gentleness, to set, up self-saorifice rather than self-assertion, as the ideal -for individuals. "Yet national life is still in the ,combative stage, when it, is supposed to be the duty .of each country to guard its rights by quick retort and relentless retribution. If England is great and powerful, is it not time that she ;shonld show the -nation¡;; a more excellent way? A Iweak country could not afford to be long-suffering and patient, but a strong people, possessed of an immense fleet, -could set an example which would ere long be ap- preciated, and even gain popularity. Of the two -charges, is it not better to be accused of an -,apostolic temperament" ],ke Gladstone, than like Palmerston, of keeping the country on the verge of -war? British officers are not accounted less brave than those of other nations because it is not their custom now to send a challenge. In the present of Fiirone. it may be necessary for Ene-land to keep up her vast armaments. But let not mere -insiilts provoke her to use them. How seldom does any nation gain by war in the long run. What did we gain by our interminable wars with France, or with Russia in the Crimea 1 Two thousand souls and twenty thousand ducats Will not debate the question of this straw. How many wars might be prevented by a better understanding of inferior races? What satisfac- tion can there be in burning villages. slaughter- g ing natives, and spreading devastation and misery even though, as we say, it is their own fault ? Of course, there must be difficulties and misunder- standings, but by maintaining a dauntless defensive attitude towards greater powers, and patience to- wards the lesser, England might inaugurate a policy of gentleness, which should gradually ce- come the ideal of intercourse between the nations of the world. J. W. H.
Old Machynlleth Customs. BY "PHILIP SIDNEY." By the courtesy of Canon Trevor, the whole hearted and antiquarian rector of ancient Maglona, it was recently my good fortune to see in his rose encircled Rectory, the certified copy of that Terrier, dated 11 June, 1791, which is full of references to old customs and ways which formed part of the lives of our forefathers in the eighteenth century, in this parish. It is but seldom one gets so into touch as it were with days that are gone as when quietly perusing a document like this, carefully preserved and valued for its worth sake. This copy of the Terrier was compared with the original in the Bishop's Registry, and certified as correct on the 10th December, 1825, so that for all intents and purposes it serves the purpose of the actual Terrier. This interesting document was" taken, made and renewed according to the old evidences, and the knowledge of the ancient inhabitants at a vestry legally convened and held in the parish. Its chief references are to customs of tithe, especially as regards cattle, some of which here follows. As for Lambs the farmer having upon due notice gathered together all his own lambs, and all the lambs of other people that were dropt on his farm or farms and the commons thereunto belong- ing and in his holding and in his fields and mea- dows, and having put them all together in a convenient place The farmer takes up the first, the Rector the second, the farmer the third, the Rector the fourth and so on by turns till the whole are tythed. If there beone two for three of the lambs over and above the tens, the farmer is to pay two pence for every one of the odd lambs, if four the Rector is entitled to half a lamb, abating two pence. If five he is entitled to half a lamb, if six to half a lamb and two pence, if seven, eight or nine, a whole lamb is due to the Rector, deducting two pence for every one they are short of ten. When there are four, five, or six over and above the tens, the value of the half lamb due to the Rector is settled and ascertained thus :— The Rector takes up that which he thinks the best, the farmer sets a price upon it and the Rector has his choice either to take the lamb at half the said price or to oblige the farmer to take it and give him a moiety of the said price. As for kids, pigs and geese if there be fewer than three young ones there is nothing due from them, but if there be three or more the best but one is due to the Rector. For every imileb cow the owner is to pay three halfpence and for every milch heifer a.penny. For every colt the owner is to pay fourpence, and for every score of milch sheep fourpence. Tythe of hemp and flax is due in kind the tenth handful before it is watered. Tythe of honey and wax is also due in kind throughout the town and parish of Machynlleth. Every husband and wife are to pay sixpence to the Rector at Easter for Easter dues. Men and maid servants three pence each. Every tradesman or handycraft man fourpence more for his trade or handycraft. Every Dovey (otherwise Dyfi) net fisher two pence also for each net. At burials the Rector has what every person offers to him. There is and has been whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary, a modus of two pence for the hay of every farm in the parish of Machynlleth, and the hay of every field above the town Macbynlleth in the hamlet of Machynlleth, if held by an inhabitant of the town or parish, to be paid yearly by the occupier or occupiers upon the feast of All Saints, in the Church or Churchyard immediately after morning prayers. But if a person holds several fields from one and the same landlord in the hamlet of Machynlleth aforesaid and above the, town there is due from him only two pence a year for the hay of all the said fields to be paid as aforesaid. The Rector has an unlimited right to the small common belonging to Machynlleth, as all other householders and land holders in the town of Machynlleth have to the small common belonging to the town. The clerk and sexton has due to him fourpence at Easter from every married couple in the town and parish. Two pence for every widow and widower in the town and parish. There is due to him by custom out of the tythe one sheaf of corn of every kind of grain that every occupier of land within the liberties of the town and township of Isygarreg. The sexton has a right by custom to a shilling for digging every grave and to the sum of one pound and five shillings every year for ringing the bells, and cleaning the Church. The Clerk and Sexton are entitled to what is offered to them at burials, the Clerk to three parts out of four, and the Sexton to the remaining fonrth part. Then the Terrier gos on to deal with matters pertaining to the Church and its f urnitni e-matters which, at no distant date, I hope to write of more fully-some of which I just give here as they are set down. There are no trees on the glebe land, but there are ten ash trees, four very aged yew trees, and one maple tree in the Churchyard. The furniture, books and utensils of that church are an old cloth on the Communion Table, a linen cloth and napkin to be used on Sacrament Days. A silver salver weighing about eighteen ounces and a half, and worth as we believe about five pounds. .v A silver Chalice containing about a wine quart weighing almost fifteen ounces and worth as we suppose about four pounds. One old pewter flaggon, one pewter salver, a pulpit cushion, two surplices, two Bibles in folio, one of them Welsh and one English. Two common Prayer Books in folio, one Welsh and one English. An old Whole Duty of Man in English, three Register Books of paper. An old chest and a box. In the steeple there are three bells. The said plate and bells were given to the Church of Machynlleth. No lands or money have been left for the repair of the Church. All the land holders and house holders in the parish are charged with the repair of the Church and the chancel and of the Churchyard Fence, and the Rector with the repair of the parsonage house z!1 and the outhouses thereto belonging. I am convinced that much unpublished and most valuable matter pertaining to parish histories lies concealed in vestry chests and safes; would that any appeal from me could bring forth more from their hiding places, and so help to throw a light on much that now is dark. I