IF LOVE SEES NOT. Ia Love then blind? Nay, rather do Love's eyes See deeper far than any mortal sense Where Love is nott just as, from out the skies, The sun's clear gaze dispels all vapours dense. 'Tis seen in our regard for human faces; For he that loves can see fair loveliness Dwell in whose face he loves, although its graces Seem to the unloving world but ugliness. So with the soul: there never was man yet Who had not something lovely somewhere hidden; And to Love's eyes, piercing the outward net, It- will reveal itself, by that Love hidden, n All that is beautiful 'tis Love must ■ If Love sees not, then God Himself is blind. W ROS6 rfffwExeter College, Oxford. —D. W • Kose. intei
Røp. JUSTICE, MERCY, AND TRUTH. Every person who tries to buy an article for less than its proper value, or who tries to sell it at more than its proper value-— every consumer who keeps a tradesman wait- ing for his money, and every tradesman who bribes a consumer to extravagance by credit, is helping forward, according to his own measure of power, a system of baseless and dishonourable commerce, and forcing his country down into poverty and shame. And people of moderate means and average pow- ers of mind would do far more real good by merely carrying out stern principles of jus- tice and hon-2.sty in common matters of trade, in than by the most ingenious schemes of ex- tended philanthropy, or vociferous declara- tions of theological doctrine. There are three weighty matters of the bW-Jusbce, mercy, and truth and of these the Teacher puts truth last, because that. cannot be known but by a course of acts of justice and love. But men put, in all their efforts, truth first, because they mean by it their own opinions; and thus, while the world has many people who would suffer martyrdom in the cause of what they call truth. it has few who will suffer even a little inconveni- ence in that of justice and mercy. -John Ruskin.
-6> THE SPRING WILL BRING ANOTHER FLOWER. The Spring will bring another flower, Yea, one of richer hue. Dame Nature knows no meagre dower, When Spring would wed with you. The garden of your last-year love Is killed by drought and waste; Remorse has set a blight above The gate, then fled in haste. The flower of richer hue will bloom, Yea, flaunt its colour rare, A crimson blotch upon the gloom That ever lingers there. Your last-year love will look and grieve To see the flower apart, Then turn with silent tread and leave The garden of your heart. —Martha, Day Fenner. -s;
THE IMMANENT GOD. God is in all nature; thank God for the scientists, for they are thinking the thoughts of God after Him, whether they know it or not. God is in all humanity, and every man is a child of God, whom we are to endeavour to bring back to His Father. God is in his- tory, forgiving and redeeming, as Christ was in Palestine, forgiving and redeeming. God is in human experience, inspiring, uplifting, life-giving. Our message to our congrega- tions is not a mere ethical law, not a mere philosophy about God, not a mere reitera- tion of a traditional creed, not a mere in- terpretation of the Bible. But through ethics, and philosophy, and the creed, and the Bible, we are to bring this threefold message: the message of science—"We are ever in the presence of an Infinite and Eter- nal Energy, from which all things proceed"; the message of history-—There is a power not ourselves that makes for righteousness" the message of literiture "Speak to Him, for He hears; closer is He than breathing nearer than hands and feet." "We are all His offspring; He is not far from any one of tus; in Him we live and move and have our being." —Dr. Lyman Abbott. .c-
20TH. CENTURY REFORMATION. ADDRESS BY CANON HICKS. Canon Hicks on Friday began a series of mid-day addresses in the Manchester Cath- edral. His subject was "Man—God's Handi- work," which he introduced by indicating some of the results of modern scientific re- search into the origins of mankind. To many people, he said, we appeared to live in a world which had become chaos. The old beliefs seemed to have been destroyed. But it had been beautifully said, "Mankind will not be for long content to dwell in ruins." Man could not do without religion. He absolutely needed faith—faith in principle, faith in duty, and, above all, faith in a per- son who should be the embodiment of all his ideals and beliefs. Christianity afforded precisely that faith in a personal God. He was free to confess that organised Christian- ity as represented in the Church at large hardly yielded aU that could be hoped for. But in the great ideals and principles of Christianity, as revealed in the Gospels was found all that was wanted. But many an eager soul exclaimed, "I find it in ruins. It is all disputed. I cannot rely upon it." If it was in ruins, could it not be repaired? Perhaps, indeed, some of its outbuildings which were never essential, had fallen beyond repair; but the great eternal fabric remain- ed, it would suffice, and more than suf- fice, men if only they would boldly take in hand the task of the restorer; for the pre- sent generation were taking part in what was in fact the twentieth century Reforma- tion. It was his intention at each of the Lenten addresses to endeavour to deal with some fundamental principle of Christianity. His su^jeck was man as the crown and apex of God's creation. Through the development of science we had been permitted to learn in our day more than was ever dreamed of before concerning the true ancestry and origin of the human race. The discovery of evolution made it impossible to retain a be- lief in the literal meaning of the story of creation given in Genesis. But was it. not our duty to listen to the discoveries of scienti- fie research ? Was the voice of God only to be heard in Holy Scripture? Were not the discoveries of the chemist, the biologist, and the historian, in so far as they were ascer- tained and verified facts, truly revelations gran ed by God ? Was it not presumptuous, almost profane, to refuse to listen to the teachings of truth revealed in these later dajS: ine new ideas of the process of man's becoming in no way contradicted the fact of creation. Man had been built up out of the dust, not in a moment, but through ages of slow evolution There was nothing to make, us doubt that the process whether slow or speedy, was the act of a Divine Creator. It might be said that the story of creation presented by modern science was humiliating to the human race. But waT it more humiliating than the true and un- doubted story of the genesis of each indi- vidual man ? We were built up of particles of mere matter. But there was in us some- thing which differentiated us from matter and even from other living things. Here, then, we were, indisputably; creatures among other creatures in this perplexing world; a part of nature, yet above nature; so weak, yet so mighty: so humble, yet so exalted kings of the brutes, yet in the like- ness of God. "Whrt is God?" asked someone, ran. fould not attempt to define God. Few ;—LJnembers of our species had ever lived wit-h- ► Tbe<t some dim notions of unseen forces about tnakem. Religion was too deep an instinct to -er do^, easily rooted up. There was no likeli- r of man out-growing his belief in God. ,I"
The Frances Power Cobbe Library, Barmouth. BY "PHILIP SIDNEY." (;'Coatyiuation),, SCIENCE is represented by 172 works. Here for those who run and read is Charles Dar- win, with his "Descent of Man," "Expression of the Emotions,) "Origin of Specdes," "Journal of a Voyage Round the World," "Fertilisation of Orchids," and "Vegetable Mould and Earth Wormna." Darwin had given Miss Cobbe a copy of the "Descent of Man" before its publication, it inspired her "with deadliest aliti-iii I and, as she wrote, "his new theory therein set forth, respect- ing the nature and origin of conscience, seemed to me then, and still seems to me, of absolutely fatal import. I wrote the strongest answer to it in my power at once, and pulbished it in the 'Theological Review,' April, 1871." In 1902, when Mass Cobbe put fortil hei- "Theory of Intuitive Morals," for its final edition at her hands, she reprinted with it, this notable article, leaving it, with some further Notes from later reading and reflection, for "the reader to judge whether in that article I made good the ground, taken throughout this book ["Intuitive Morals"], so far as to show that Darwin's theory totally fails to afford an adequate explanation of the most striking and familiar of the phenomena of our moral nature notably of those where- in it comes most prominently into action- Remorse and Repentance." In the copy she sent me she further wrote on the fly leaf :— "The second Appelndix concerns a con- troversy (with the Hedonists) which I think deeply concerns public morals I trace a great deal of the bad morality of our age,—the defence of Vivisection for one thing—to the prevalence of this mod- ern form of Utilitarianism." Here too, are copies of Dr. W. B. Carpen- ter's "Zoology" and "Principles of Human Physiology"; and of Fardday's "Non-metal- lic Elements." T. C. Eyton's "British Birds" has inserted in it a long letter from the author to Mrs. Wynne of Peniartli, in ans- wer to an enquiry if water ouzels feed upon salmon spawn ? Huxley and Spencer and Tyndall are here, and keeping them in company, with here "Molecules" and her "Physical Geography" is Mary Somerville. When Miss Cobbe went out to Italy she took with her a letter of introduction to Mrs. Somerville, being as she said, "anxious to see one who had been such an honour to womanhood; but I ex- pected to find her an incarnation of Science, having very little affinity with such as I. Instead of this, I found in her the dearest old lady in the world, who took me to her heart as if I had been a newly found daughter." Once Miss Cobbe favoured me with a sight of the portly volume, which contained a great number of letters she had received from Mrs. Somerville (it is here in the Biography section), whose name to-day stands at Ox- ford, as that of a college for women, and a fitting tribute to the memory of a woman who held her own in the realm of astronomy. History is represented by 163 volumes, of which 36 at least bear on their title pages the name of Thomas Carlyle; with whom by the way Miss Cobbe said that though she saw him very frequently, she never inter- changed more than a few "banale" words of civility. To her, Carlyle's books and him- self" represented an anomalous sort of human Fruit. The original stock was a hard and thorny Sootch peasant-character, with a splendid intellect superadded. The graft was not wholly successful. A flavour of the old acrid sloe was always perceptible in the plum." A volume labelled "Beresford Stories" is of much interest containing as it does, type writ- ten pages of valuable matter by Miss Cobbe, "Eight Centuries of a Gentle Life," 1893, etc. Henry Cobbe's "History of Luton Church," 1899. is inscribed:— Frances Power Cobbe. In Memotriam Nov. 11th. and Nov. 18th. From G, C., M. C., W.L.C., and A.BC.. Thomas Cobbe is represented by his "History of the Norman Kings of England" Pen- nant's History of the Parishes of Whitford and Holywell," 1796 has autograph:— M. C. Lloyd, Hengwrt. Biography yields 182 books. Here read- ers may enjoy varied fare, from Colling- wood's "Life and Letters of Lewis Carrol" to Cox's "Bishop Colenso"; from Emersons "Margaret Fuller Ossoli" to Kresnomacher's "Biographies of Great Women" written in Tamil. Harriet Martineau's "Auto bio- graphy," and Mrs. F. Miller's "Harriet Mar- tineau" are side by side. These volumes gave rise to a very remarkable correspondence in the "Daily News" about the year 1885. The "Autobiography" has formed the basis on which a large amount of misleading gossip has been imposed. Harriet Martiiioau's part of the "Autobioghaphy" was written under most excitingy though mistaken im- pressions. Writing to me some years since her sister Ellen said:— "Harriet believed herself dying of one complaint, but she really died 22 years afterwards of another. She was just put under an entirely new regime of food, and medicine, large nourishment and narcotics being ordered. The wofrk was written, printed, sealed up and remained at the printer's, and then was published without revision (of course), after her death 22 years later. Distrustful of autobiography as I always am, there never was a clearer case than my sister's, that her character should have been read by, and her fame have rested on her works alone. These are the views of her family, and of the most intimate of her friends. The public critic- isms were half in wonder, and nearly all in disapprobation of the "Autobiography." You will discover that I decline to admit my sister's own two vols., as being at all a reliable report of herself or her work, and the third volume by her (compara- tively recent) friend is utterly worthless. I could not well say less, for honesty's sake, and I do not wish to say more." Miss Cobbe never met Harriet Martineau. The Life of "Alfred, Lord Tennyson," by his son Hallam compels a reference to Miss Cobbe's friendship with the Laureate. He had asked leave, through his son, to pay her a visit at her little house in Cheyne Walk. The poet and his host sat for a long time over her fire and "talked of poetry; of the share melodious words ought to have in it; of the hatefulness of scientific cruelty against which he was going to write again; and of the new and dangerous phases of thought then apparent. Much that he said on the latter subject was, I think crystal- led in his 'Locksley Hall Sixty Years Later.' After he had risen to go, and I had followed him to the stairs, I returned to the room and said from my heart 'Thank God,' The great poem which had been so much to me for half a lifetime was not spoiled; the Man and the Poet were one. Nothing that I had now seen and heard of him in the flesh jarred with what I had known of him in the spirit." Tennyson, from the very first beginning of the Anti-Vivisection movement, in 1874. to the hour of his death, never once failed to. append his name to every successive Mem- orial and Petition sent to him by Miss Cobbe and her band of workers. Speaking of their last sight of one another, Miss Cobbe said :The last time I saw Lord Tennyson was one day in London, afterl had taken luncheon at his house. When I rose to leave the table, and he shook hands with me at the door as we were parting, as we supposed, for that season; he said to me Good Bye, Miss Cobbe-Fight the good right. Go on! Fight the good Fight." I saw him no more, but I shall do his bidding please God to the end." Philosophy gives us 226 volumes; Poetry some 400; and Fiction in English, French and Italian, forms a valuable section. Some- thing for everyone might well be the motto written over the door of the room. None will let down their bucket without its rais- ing a draught of pure water. With such a library round her, and having made good use of it, little wonder is it then that when Miss Cobbe heard I was going to Barmouth to lecture on Books at the County School, she wrote to me thus:— "If you can, convey to them that true love of study, which is the joy and honour of youth, and an endless source of pleasure in old age. I would not empty my brains of such little stock of knowledge of Liter- ature, and History as I was able to ac- cumulate in my early life, if I could in exchange, fill my pockets with all the diamonds of Golconda."
Cymru l'u. CLII. 367. LAMPETER REGISTERS (64). BAPTISMS, 1728. Jan 13. John, s. Edward and Mary David, sadler. March 17. Mary, dau. Griffith Jenkin Mor- gan and Margt., his wife. March 29. Margaret, dau. David and Anne Lewis, Llwynllwyd. March 31. Elenor, dau. Dd. Evan Phillip and Margaret, his wife. April 17. David, s. Rees and Lettuce David, tucker. April 24. Mary, dau Jenkin Morgan Evan, and Gwen his wife. May 8. Mary, dau. Humphrey and Margaret Pugh. May 19. Sarah, dau. Evan Dd. Evan and Rachel, his wife. June 2nd. Rees s. Thos. Rees, William and Catherine his wife; also Rees, s. Evan Rees Phillip and Jane, his wife; also Elizabeth, dau Evan Morgan Evan and Dorothy, his wife, Bronberllan. Aug. 10. Elenor, dau.. Ebenezer and Mary Jenkin. K Sep. 19. Thos. s. Dd. and Elizabeth William. Sep. 29. Mary, dau Oliver and Jane Howell. Dec. 21. Anne, dau David and Elenor Dav- ies, Maespwll. Eras Lewes, Vicar of Llanpr. 368. LONGEVITY. The "British Monthly" for March con- tains an excellent photograph of the five old ladies and their teacher, who compose an aged Sunday School class at Talybont C.M. Chapel. The combined ages of the members of this remarkable class total 525 years. The teacher was in her 94th year when photo- graphed. A short note by Mr. Hugh Ed- wards of Liverpool accompanies the photo- graph. G.E.E.
LLANBADARN FAWR. I.O.G.T.The weekly meeting of the Padarn Fawr Lodge was held on Thursday evening, when four new members were enrolled, making a total up to the present of 112. After a brief address by Bro. David Jones, a student for the ministry, giv- ing an account of the Revival at Llanybyther, came the interesting event of the evening, viz., the pre- sentation to Sister S. E. Price (warden of the Lodge) of a handsome silver tea-pot, suitably en- graved, and contributed to by members of the Lodge. Sister Price, who is leaving Bronpadarn for her home near Wrexham, has during her resi- dence here, covering a period of seven years, iden- tified herself with all phases of Christian work. The Rev. G. Parry in a few well-chosen remarks, made the presentation, and Sister Price feelingly responded. A soiree was held afterwards, presid- ed over by the Chief Templar (Bro. J. D. Edwards) when a miscellaneous programme was gone .through, the items being given by Sisters Price, Roberts, Pugh and Bros. Morris, Ellis and Thomas. A most enjoyable evening was brough to a close by the singing of "Myvanwy" by the Male Voice Party.
ABERFFRWD. Wedding.A pretty wedding was solemnised at the Abertlrwd C.M. Chapel on Wednesday, March 1st, between Isaac Jenkins the son of Mr. John Jenkins, Llainfach and Kate Ellen Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Felii.fawr From early morning the valley resounded with the firing of guns, the discharging of dynamite and other explosives. The road at several parts from Felinfawr tothe chapel was gaily decorated with flags and bunting, while the whole place appeared en fete. A large number of fronds and relatives a: embled in the chapel to witness the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. T. J. Owen, pastor, in the presence of the registrar, Mr. T. Morgan. The bride, who was given awny by her father was attended by Miss M. E. Jen- kins, while Mr. J. Arthur Jenkins the bridegroom's brother discharged the duties of best man. Amongst the invited party were Miss Jennie Jones, A.L.C.M., Miss J. Jones, Brynsion; Miss Hughes, Miss Rees, Tynllidiardt; Messrs. W Ball Jenkins, J. Williams; Fred J. Williams, Wm. J. Williams. J. T. Williams, New Cross; J. Morgm, C.M.; Thomas Morgan, Troedrhiwceir. The nup- tials over, Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins were greeted with showers of rice and confetti. The party then drove to "The Cottage" where an excellent repast was prepared by the bride's mother. On* the way to the Cottage the bridegroom and others had to pay the usual doles to charitable obstructionists. The guests included, besides those already men- tioned: Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, London; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Sychant; Miss Thomas, Gwarfelin; Miss James, Tyllwyd-isaf; Miss Davies, Cenant; Miss Williams, Llwynderw; Mr. J. L. Powell, Glanrhydtinoeth, Rev. T. J. Owen. Mr. W. Davies, Bwlchcrwys; Miss Jones, Troedrhiwfelen, and others.
PENLLWYN. Bible Society.The Rev. Gwernogle Evans, Bon- cath, paid a visit to this place on behalf of this Society on Friday evening last. In spite of the boisterous weather a good number came to hear him at the chapel. The rev. gentleman preached an effective sermon and subsequently addressed the meeting, giving interesting details of the work and progress of the Society. Funeral.On Saturday the 25th of last month the funeral of Mr. Richard Richards, Blaengefnffordd, took place at the Penllwyn Cemetery. There was a large attendance. The Revs. D. Morgan, J. Ed- wards, and D. Lewis were the officiating ministers. The deceased, who had been in failing health for many months, was 69 years of age. He was a re- spectful member of the C.M. Chapel, and a faith- ful teacher at the Sunday school. His death will be deeply felt for a long time. He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters with whom the dep- est sympathy is expressed. Obituary.The death took place on the 22nd. of last month of Mrs. Catherine Pierce, Dolpandy, at the age of 74 years. The deceased had been ailing for some time, but it was not expected that her death was so near. She was the widow of the late Mr. John Pierce who met with his death at the Tylorstown explosion, nine years ago. The sudden death of her husband proved a serious shock to her from which she never recovered. She was a faithful member of the Calvinistic Met- hodist Chapel, and was most diligent in her at- tendance at the Sunday and weekly services. Her mortal remains were burled on the Tuesday fol- lowing in the graveyard of the C.M. Chapel. A large concourse of relatives and friends assemb- led to pay their last respects. The Rev. M. Mor- gans, vicar, officiated at the house, and the Rovs. D. Morgan and D. Lewis, Capel Madog, at the chapel and graveside. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss three daughters and two sons, and the greatest sympathy is felt with them in their bereavement.
GOGINAN. Boring Competition.A novel competition took place at Penbryn quarry, kindly lent for the oc- casion by Mr. Hughes Bonsall, Glanrheidol, on Saturday last, and the great interest manifested in it was to a great extent due to its novelty. Its promoters had looked forward ardently to a keen competition and their expectations were fully realised. At the time appointed for starting there was a fair crowd of spectators present, consist- ing mainly of miners from the neighbouring works and others interested in the noble art of boring. The prizes were substantial and brought forward a godd number of competitors. Amongst the rules it was laid down that there should be no interchange between striker and turner, and that the time alloted for work would be twenty minu- tes Five minutes rest was allowed at half time. When the signal for starting operations was given the different parties entered upon their task, with a vigour worthy of emulation. From the specta- tors point of view, it was a very interesting sight, and caused no end of amusement. It was other- wise with the competitors. The severity of their task, and the appearance of their faces reminded one of the Scripture "by the sweat of thy brow" for huge drops of perspiration could be seen streaming down their foreheads. Awards were given as follows: lst Messrs. Rd. Jones and Dd. Evans 2 Messrs Wm. Lewis and Sim H. Richards; 3. David Pierce and Edward Owen; 4 Arthur H llg- hes and William Gray. A consolation prize was also given to Messrs Morgan Morgans and Wil- liam Evans. The "ndges were MesFrs. James Michell and John Williams, whose decisions met with universal satisfaction. Mr. J. W. Jenkins, Tynllidiart, acted as starter and timekeeper. The secretarial duties were carried out faithfully by Mr. David Evans, Druid, to whom much praise is due for bringing the competition to such a suc- cessful close. It is understood that owing to its success this time a similar competition will be held some months hence. ————
LLEDROD. Death.Much sympathy is expressed with Mr. and Mrs. George, Bryngarw, at the death of their little child Trevor, at the early age of 10 monthi. His illness was but brief. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the remains were interred at the Churchyard. The Rev. H. M. Williams, officiated.
CROSS IN, GER OEINEWYDD. Cyfarfod Diwylliadol.—Cynhaliwyd y cyfarfod yma nos Iau, pryd y cymerwyd y gadair gan Mr. D. N. Jones, sef Ap Nicol, Ceinewydd. Cafwyd dadl rhwng Mr. E. H. Davies, Havan View, a Mr. D. Evans, Glyn Park, ar y testyn: Ai mantais neu anfantais yw i'r gwahanol enwadau i uno a'u gil- ydd." Dadleuai Mr. Davies dros yr uniad, a Mr. Evans yn erbyn, a chnfwyd'dadl rhagorol rhwng y ddau.
PENUWCH. Yr Ysgol Hul.—Cynhaliwyd cyfarfod blynyddol yr Ysgol Sul dyad Gwener diweddaf. Cafwyd te, fel arfer, yn y prydnawn. Yna, yn yr hwyr, cafwvd cyfarfod amrywiaetkol, gwabanol i arfer, gan fod y Diwvgiad wedi marwhau yr elfen gystadleuol. Aetlipwyd trwy raglen faith, a gwir dyddorol. Treuliwyd tua pliedair awr i tranu, gweddio, an- ereli, ae -,idrodd, EL'r oll yn dal cysylltiad a'r Di- wygiad, a'r Ysbryd Glan yn arweinydd ynddo. Gwasanaeth talentau lleol gafwyd ynddo, gan mwyaf, ond teg dweyd i ni gael ycliydig o rai di- eithr hetyd, a'r oil uwchlaw beirniadaeth. Teim- lwn mai doethach peidio crybwyll yr un enw, gan mai arwvddair y cyfnod hwn yw.Yr enw i lor Ei Huiian.Goli.
TROEDYRAUR. Death. Mr. D. Bryngwyn James, theological student at tne Memorial College, Brecon, who had been in indifferent health for some time and re- C"n,hy developed pneumonia, died on Sunday night, Mr. James, who was highly esteemed by all who knew him, was born in the parish of Troedy- raur, 30 years ago. He began to'preach during the ministry of the Rev. E. Keri Evans, M.A., of Car- marthen, who was then in charge of Bryngwenith H?, was educated at the Grammar Emlyn> until he passed into College in 1868. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at Bryngwenith.
LLANDYSSUL. A D.j?Puted WHl.—There was down for hearing on Friday in the Court of Appeal (before the Lord ?f5iCH»L«'id,Justice Vaughan Williams, and f £ m an order nfn\Sf thr appeal of tlie defendant v L hi nf •Mr- Jnst!Ce Kekewich in the ThP tPRhtnr Davies, deceased-Davic-s v. Davies. The testator, the Rev. Harries, was during his lifetime rector of Cilian uul*"& and the 1^4 2. Aezon, Cardiganshire, creditor of the te«t?t Dfv+les- claimed to be a v ich having decided estate' cMl' J"stice Keke- present anneal V1 1fav?ur of the Plaintiff, the ^Uef or Frilv M lodged. When the case was Lordships would" not"'be troubled'w'itl^it8''1-1^ tlhelr
"ranged between !he parties' a& tei"mS PONTRHYDFENDIGAID. Bible Society.. On Tuesday evening at the Lone Room, Pontrhydfendigaid, the Rev. J Gwernosrle St1VtheedBarUishle ^terestin" ^dres^on grand obiect of thJ1 a Foreign Society. The before the audience S L'claim^^n^68611'^ trenterl In An Q 1TS clalm 10 Support Mr Thomas Tone<? T ai?^ elocluent manner. riu' i1? ones- Lhdartyffair, one of the C- M Chapel deacons presided inri 1 j the share taken at Bont in aid n/ t, ,exPlai"ed annual collection^ bain!? nn th! f funds, the David Jones, LIYMOT LtLr increase. Mr. a vote of thanks o the ?ectlfrer f>i proposed onded by Mr. Thomas Jonel Old Abbey T. S?ryra?orZe°UO" '? <» M? £ SSS? H» the earnest way '!ngw^h"tliev^JmdS°1 isurfedbto him, had prompted and cheered him on
FELINFACH. Success.It will be mnH London «. She is Tdaughte/of Mr^senrl?' o/e63^ &g6f the la to AfifiQ VvanZ. 1 Asena-h Owen, sister of Diheivvd School en Zas the Headmistress of Evans at Dihewvd ? llVed Wi,h her aunt> Miss iL\diis, ai uinew>d for some years, and was bo- d^stinctioi^, Sft0refars foUowf?" JnTun^ Tniv IQM « at Clty of L°ndon School. in Jp&dTnd atyViof lo°nd^iSSchoeolhad & £ 3° scholarshiP the
NEW QUAY. Festivf-1.A revival singing festival was which proved to hf\iNew Quay on Friday week' ever held at New n Sl°st succfi?sful festival dlv ™ m fn The conductor for the hfs nart tFh,hr'l>s. Port Talbot, who did „ ,part to the satisfaction of all present The trea? the held in the morning, was a treat, the gallery being quite full of little child- i !r,v,iW iSang, most beautiful. No one was more ■Aid rtiit ^an the conductor himself who never in his life had he heard such beautiful singing by children. The Rev W Griflfi thL Map"ySroep> catflshised the children, who did their part excellently. The singing in the after- noon and evening was of a very high order. The anthem "Teyrnasa" lesu Mawr" was repeated over and over. It may be also said, that the programme £ e year was done away with, and that the old hymns were sung. The Presidents for the 4. J- Edwards. Captain Thomas, i'arjt-street, and Captain James, Omnia Villa.
TALGAREG. -ivink hvrM(ng" C0'Tlrse of ten lectures will be lilt l!188 .May Jones of the University Col- M Council School, commencing on March 15th until Marcli 25th. The work of praparation for the course is being carried on by the Ladies Committee, and they are working hard to ensure success. It is to be hoped that the young ladies of the district will avail themselves of this opportunity. Debating Society.The weekly meeting of the Debating Society was held on Thursday night the chair being occupied by Mr. Johnny Evans,' Gwaralltyferdre, when David Davies, Green Grove read a paper in favour of Conscription, and Evan Thomas, Troedybryn, against. The meeting ww i. as ?8ua1' over fifty members being i?'i Mu £ ,h enthusiasm was shown through- out but as Evan Thomas, Troedybryn had a very long and exhaustive paper, and midnight was fa«st approaching, and he not being half through his nfJht1"' ihe,"QeetiDg was adjourned until Mondav night As the season of the Debating Society is g a close was decided it should be wound np by a soiree.
TRISANT. Funeral.Amongst many manifestations of re- gret the mortal remains of the late Mrs. Sophia Kendal, wife of Mr. John Barker Kendal, of South- read, Aberystwyth, were interred at Trisant C.M. Churchyard, on Friday afternoon. The cortege left Aberystwyth at about 11.30 a.m. and arirved at Trisant about 2 p.m. Despite the long journey there was a large and well-represented funeral! There were evidences of public sympathy on every hand. Deceased -was a native of Trisant, and in her younger years had served in the capacity of day-school teacher at Trisant Board School. Later in life, she was for many years a matron, at the Abergavenny Asylum, where she was highly respected, and received certificates of distinction ^er and meritorious accomplishments. At the chapel a short b.lingual service was con- ducted by the Rev. T. Mason Jones. There were several well-known ladies in the chapel, who were identified as old friends of the deceased. At the graveside the Rev. T. Mason Jones again officiat- ed. The greatest sympathy is felt throughout the strict with Mr. Kendal and his three yeung children, the Mother of the deceased (Mrs Jones Closygraig and with all the relatives, who mourn their loss.
LLANON. Wedding.On Monday, February 27th, a quiet wedding was solemnized at St. Michael's Church, Stockwell, London, between Mr. John Henry, en- gineer, now head draughtsman, fit the firm of Babcocks and Wilcocks, tube and boiler makers, London, and Miss Hannah Mary Jenkins, eldest daughter of the late Captain Jenkins, Enkrateia, House, Llanon. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. Dixon, the vicar. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. D. L. Jenkins, National Provincial Bank, Orickhowell. The bridesmaids were Miss L. Henry, Moorfields Farm, Lamesley, and Miss Spotler, London. The wed- ding breakfast was partaken of at the Lyon's Popular Restaurant, Picadilly. The list of pre- sents was as follows: .Bridegroom to Bride, oil painting of herself; Bride to Bridegroom, gold locket for albert chain; The Firm of Babcocks and Wilcox to Bridegroom, cheque; The office Staff, silver breakfast service, case cf carvers, separate cruets, silver egg stand, silver spoons, silver but- ter knife, and jam spoon. The Lady Tracers, sil- ver stand for bread, cheese, and butter, to the bride a flower vase from the Lady typists, Mrs. Jenkins, Enkrateia, mdther, household linen; Mr. D. L. Jenkins, leather bound Bible, gold- mounted bedroom clock, and gold brooch; Mr. John Walter Jenkins, oil painting (brothers); Miss C. A. Jenkins, silver breakfast cruet; Miss J. Blodwen Jenkins, oil Tainting (sisters); Mrs. Henry, Moorfields Farm, rug; Miss Henry, tea cloth; and toilet sets; Mrs. Robert Henry, pair sheets; Mrs. Charle Adamson, biscuit jar; Rev. L. D. Jenkins, vicar of Llangollen, cheque; Capt. Jenkins, Morwylfa, Llanon, cheque; "Uncles" of l5e 52? ^rs- Evans Swan (Aunt), counterpane; the Misses Dorothy and C. J. Evans, pair of sheets, Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Pantmarchog, Cribin, (uncle and aunt), pair of blankets; Mr. and Mrs Davies Pretoria, Llanfair, Clydogf.u (uncle and aunt, cheque; Miss Davies (aunt), cheque; Mrs. Davies, Roser Hill, pair of sheets; the Misses Evan^, Commercial, duchess set and tea cloth; Mrs. Thomas, Belmont, Marcella quilt; Mrs. Jones Cadivor, Marcella quilt;' Miss Jones, Roseland, silver butter dish; Mrs. Jones. Carlton, ornaments; Mrs. Hughes* Maesgwyn, bolster and pillows;
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LLANYBYTHER. Football.Colonel Davies-Evans always a warm supporter of local projects has again come to the rescue of the football club by giving a handsome donation. Success.The many friends of Mr. D. B. Evans, son of Mr. John Evans, contractor, will be glad to learn that he has passed the London Matricu- lation examination. Mr. Evans is a pupil of Llan- dyssil County School, and his career has so far been very satisfactory. District Council.A meeting of the Rural Dis- trict Council was held at the Board Room, Lam- peter on Friday week last under the chairman- ship of Mr. D. H. James, Bellibedw. Tenders for the construction of a bridge over the Twrch were received, and the consideration of the same was adjourned to the next meeting.It was resolved that this Council should accept the proposal of the Carmarthenshire County Council to delegate to them the powers conferred under Section 8 of the Midwives Act of 1902.There was no business of importance. Cyngor Plwyfol.—Cynhaliwyd cyfarfod o'r Cyng- or Plwyfol nos Sadwrn diweddaf, Mawrth yr lleg. Yn bresenol, y Cynghorwr E. Morgan Evans, Gelly (yn y gadair), a'r Cynghorwyr John Rees, Thoma's Evans, Rees Llew. Evans, John Davies, David Tho- mas, Williprn Thomas, John Jenkins, ynghyd a'r ysgrifenydd (Mr. D. Evans). Darllenwyd a chad- arnhawyd cofnodion y cyfarfod blaenorol. Derbyn- iwyd llythyr oddiwrth ysgrifenydd Cyngor Plwyfol Llanllwni yn gofyn am daliad o bunt, sef haner y draul o osod pontbren ger Waungron. Pasiwyd yn unfiydot i dalu y cyfryw. Hefyd tynwyd cheque am 27s. 3c. er talu haner y draul o osod pontbren ger Tanrallt, Llanfiangel-Rhos-y-Corn, pa un sydd wedl cael ei gwneyd a'i gosod i foddlonrwydd. Ys- tyriwyd yr angenrjieidrwydd o osod culvert" dros afon Moelen, rhwng Rhydcwmerau a Waun- ffc.rest. Cafwyd ymdrafodaeth lied wresog ar y cwestiwn hwn, ond daethpwyd i'r penderfyniad (trwy i Thomas Evans gynyg, ae i James Davies ei eilio) i roddi le3 at ei gael, ar y telerau fod y rhai sydd yn dal cysylltiad agosaf ag ef i wneyd y gwaith i foddlonrwydd y Cyngor. Penderfynwyd fod y cyfarfod nesaf i'w gynal cyn dlwedd y mis hwn. The Revival.In no part of West Wales has the Revival wrought so much good as in this little market village. Since the meetings were started they have proved most successful, and they are being continued with unabated vigour, with a result far above the expectations of their sup- porters. It is quite a repetition, if not better, of the revival of 1859 when the then pastor of Aber- duar Chapel brought himself into such promin- ence by the influence which he brought to bear upon the district, and the services then held are to this day remembered with delight bv many of the older inhabitants. But the present Revival has achieved a greater success than that of '59 as regarded Temperance work, and in no district can such an effect be more plainly seen than at Llanybyther. On Tuesday evening in last week a most successful Temperance meeting was held at the Aberduar Baptist Chanel, when after an elo- quent address by the Rev. W. T. Francis, on "Total Abstinence" thirty-two persons of various ages and sexes enrolled themselves as total abstainers, and sixteen men signed the pledge not to smoke. This result in Itself is sufficient proof of the ad- mirable work now being done by Mr. Francis, who stated that he was fully convinced if the Llanybyther folk are to be saved at all (the major- ity of them) they must be redeemed from the drink. "A hard fight" Mr. Francis added, is be- fore us, but we must conquer in God's name." People on His side are always on the winning side." The members now admit that the churches have been woefully indifferent to the question of temperance, and they are now beginning to arouse themselves from their lethargy. As Mr. Francis stated "the axe is being laid at the root of the tree, so that the resistance shown by the devil cannot be expected to be otherwise than vigorous, but he is never to have such times here again as he has had in the past." Prayer meetings are being held almost every evening, and although they have been sneered at in the past, not only by those who disbelieved in the Revival but also by those who professed to be Christians, such con- duct is now fnst disappearing, and the meetings are being continued with marked success. The Jn £ s i.are^ jointly, the members of the Khydybont chanel uniting in the services, and such state of things in itself should tell for good.
LLANRHYSTYD. WUSE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE CAUSED. -The violent storm which passed over the country on Saturday and Sunday last seems to have been felt with exceptional severity at Llanrhystyd. A high wind prevailed, and brief periods of bright sunshine alternated with heavy rain storms. Thunder and light- ning were experienced on Saturday night, and there were sharp showers of hail. About four o'clock on Sunday morning a terrific thunderclap was heard at the village of Llan- rhystyd. The whole place was shaken, and the affrighted people, all of whom were in their beds, believed that an earthquake had occurred. It afterwards transpired that a house had been struck by lightning. This was the villa residence known as Pengraig, occupied by Mrs. Morgan, widow of the late Rev. John Morgan (Rhiwbwys), a well-known Lalvimstic Methodist minister in his day. ihe course taken by the lightning was a most erratic one. It entered at the side of a window on the ground floor, breaking the jvfn ^kin8 Part of the wooden frame with ijv. l'hits woodwork wap hurled with great force into the ceiling of the room where it remained. Mrs. Morgan, who has been bed-ridden for a number of years, lay in this room. The lightning then seems to have travelled through other rooms in the house, to have also gone upstairs and then visited the kitchen, which is apart from the main building. At the latter place it made a hole right throught he wall, and tore up some of the furniture. Its destructive career was not at an end, for its course was directed from the kitchen to the garden. There it uprooted a number of apple trees p and stripped them completely. The last traces of the lightning were found on a threshing machine, which was near the house, and which also suffered some damage. For- tunately, none of the occupants of the house V1J'ury< although they were con- siderably frightened. Mrs. Morgan's escape was a truly miraculous one.
MACHYNLLETH Forthcoming Election. Mr. Evan Rees states that it is not his intention to with- draw from the Council, and will unless pre- Sutli Mection iwv,iefv fCa!J"TA "}eetins of the Machyn- lleth District Agricultural Farmers' Associa- da°v M Vane HaI1 on Wednes- day week, Mr. F. M. Campbell in the chair. 1 jxo11j of the Board of Agriculture, was also present. Ihe meeting had been called mpt +i "eW SheeP Scab 0l^er which met with the approval of those present. It that travelling dipping tanks trTl ff fe prefe[able to a fixed tank at a cen- tral station A vote of thanks to the Chair- man concluded the meeting.
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