A SPRING CAROL. Therefore, glad bird I warble, and shrill, and Now that Earth whom winter stripped, Putt-eth on her Spring apparel, Daintily woven, gaily tipped; Now that in the tussocked mead Lambkins "one another jostle,— Carol, carol! jocund throstle. —Alfred Austin.
.0 Manners are the happy ways of doing things ach one a stroke of genius or of love—now repeated and hardened jnto 0 1 What a glory doth* this world put on for him who, with fervent heart, g looks under the bright and glorious Ay. on duties well performed and daJ6 spent. jjongfellow. Great occasions do not make heroes or Coward*—they simply unveil c^ibb? •yee of men. Silently and impelceptibly, £ we wake or sleep, we grow and wax strong, or we -row and wax weak, and at last some • !irV.a+. we have become. crisis shows us what w Westcott.
A DREAM OF SUMMER P The Night is Mother of the Day, The Winter of the Spring, And ever upon old Decay The greenest mosses cling. Behind the cloud the starlight. lurks. Through showers the sunbeams fall; For God who loveth all His works, Hath left fii-s hope with all. —Whittles.
MUSIC. There ',is Something very wonderful in musfco. Words are wonderful enough, but music is even move wonderful. It speaks not to our thoughts as words do; it speaks straight to our hearts, spirits, to the very core and root of our souls. Music soothes us, stirs us up; it puts noble feelings into us; it melts us to tears, we know not how; it is language by itself just as perfect in its way as speech, as words; just as divine, just as blessed. Music has been called the speech of God Himself. —Charles Kings ley. Q-
WIND OF MARCH. In the loud tumult Winter's strength is breaking, I listen to the sound As to a voice of resurrection, waking To life the dead cold ground. Between these gusts, to the soft lapse I hearken, Of rivulets on their way; I see these tossed and naked tree-tops darken With the fresh leaves of May. Blow then, wild wind! thy roar shall end in singing, Thy chill in blossoming; Come like Bethesda's troubling angel, bringing The healing of The Spring. —Whittier.
MERCANTILE MORALS. When the abhorrence which society now ahows to direct theft is shown to theft in all degrees of indirectness, then will these mer- cantile vices disappear. When not only the trader who adulterates or gives short measure, but also the merchant who over- trades, the bank director who countenances an exaggerated report, and the railway director who repudiates his guarantee, oome to be regarded as one of the same genua as the pick-pocket ,and are treated with like disdain, then will the morals of trade become what they should be. —Herbert Spencer.
COMMONPLACE PEOPLE. The most commonplace person we meet, if his life were truly told, would become in- teresting to us all. Let us call no man com- mon or unclean. In every man are unex- plored abysses of possible conviction, hope, love. In every man there is ati- inextin- guishable sense of duty which may be aroused, and which may make of him a hero and a martyr. In every man is the capacity for inspiration, for feeling the touch of God, for seeing divine truths, and speaking with the tongue of men and angels. —James Freeman Clarke.
THE FUTURE LIFE. It is the misiortuue of our time to place everything in this hie. In giving to man for his sole end and aim the lite of earth, you aggravate all his miseries by the final negatur. And that which was only suffer- ing—that is to say, the law of God—is changed to despair, the law of hell. The duty of us all, legislators, bishops, poets, is to help raise all iorces toward heaven, to direct all souls toward the future life. Let us say, with high confidence, that no one has suffered unjustly or in vain. Death is restitution. God appears at the end of all. It would not be worth while to live if we were to die entirely. That which alleviates labour and sanctifies toil is to have before us the vision of a better world through the darkness of this lite. The world is to me more real than the chimera which we devour, and which we call life. It is for ever before my eyes. It is the supreme certainty of my reason, as it is the supreme consolation of my soul. —Victor Hugo.
WISE PLEASURE. Human pleasure is of a delicate temper. She disclaims all connections with indecency and excess. A sense of the dignity of human nature always accompanies her, and she can- not admit of anything that degrades it. Tenderness, good faith, modesty, and deli- cacy are her handmaids; temperance and cheerfulness are her bosom friends. She is no stranger to the endearments of love; but she always consults her handmaids in the choice of her object. She never refuses her presence at the social board, where her friends are always placed on her right hand and on her left. During the time she gener- ally addresses herself to cheerfulness, till temperance demands her attention. Dr. Langhorne.
THE POWER OF ASSOCIATIONS. Like a plant in the tropics which all the year round is bearing flowers, and ripening seeds, and letting them fly, so the heart is always shaking off memories and dropping associations. And as the wind which serves to prostrate a plant is only a sower coming forth to sow its seeds, planting some of them in rock crevices, some by river courses, some among mossy stones, some under warm hedges, and some in open garden and open field—so it is with our experiences of life, that sway and bow to us, either with joy or sorrow. They plant every thing about us with heart seeds. Thus a house becomes sacred. Every room has a thousand memor- ies. Every door and window is clustered with associations. And when. after long years, we go back to the house of our infancy, faces look out upon us. and an invisible multitude stand in gate and portal to welcome us, and we hear I airy voices speaking again the silent, and solitary literature written by his heart upon the tables of stone in nature; and next to God's finger, a man's heart writ-es the most memorable things. —Henry Ward Beeeher.
Puicader. BY "PHILIP SIDNEY." Next July will be the 200th anniversary of an event, very notable in the annals of this village: "BUILT IN JULY, 1705," was the inscription cut on a stone, and plac- ed in the west end wall of the first noncon- forming house of worship there erected. This fact is one not generally known, pos- sibly it may be found in some printed ac- count of the place, but I do not remember to have seen it. Where do I get it from, and what is my authority for making the state- ment ? From the original MSS. of an Archdeacon of the Established Church; strange place to find good nonconformist history, yet so it is. Listen to this. In July and August 1710, the Venerable Archdeacon of Carmarthen, the Rev. Edward TeniBOn -he was afterwards Bishop of ÜBsorymade a tour of the archdeaconry, which included "LlaiL Fihangel Iorwerth," or as it is now written "Llanfihangel Ar Arth." He made notes of many things he saw and heard; wrote them out in clear, orderly fashion, and left the little square book to posterity. It has just come under my per- sonal inspection this week I will give the Archdeacon's own words; and next week we will have some explanatory notes about the names and places. In every parish he visited, Archdeacon Tenison was careful to find out and record all he could about the Presbyterians, Inde- pendents, Ana-baptists and Quakers. Not once has he an ungenerous word to say about them, occasionally, as at Pencader he holds Dissenters up as a pattern to Churchmen. Here is his report on this parish. LLAN FIHANGEL IORWERTH Mr. Cobner, the Minister [or Vicar as we now say] lives at Carmarthen about 16 miles distant. He is seldom seen at his living above 2 or three Sundays in a. year. This year from Michaelmas to August he has been but once there. There is but one Sermon a month at the Church, notwithstanding the Dissenters are so diligent as to have 3 Sermons in a month at Pencader, where, till of late there was a Chapel standing, which did belong to this Parish. PENCADER A, Chapell to Llan Fihangel Iorwerth. The Chapell is ruined and most of the stone taken away. There is a Meeting-house erected just by the church-yard, and a great part of the stones belonging to the Chapell being removed, it was suggested to me, while I was there, that they were employ'd about the Meeting-house, which by an inscription carv'd at the west end of it, appears to be built in July, 1705. In the Meeting-house there is a School, and in it the children are taught both the Church and Assemblie's Catechism. The Master is one that Evans of Carmarthen is training up for a Presbyterian preacher. He has no License. Evans preaches here 3 Sundays in a month, and has a monthly sacrament. There are about 50 of this parish come to hear him, and as many from Llan Fihangel Iorwerth. There are some- times from these and other parishes, be- tween 2 and 3 hundred hearers; the room being often so full below and above stairs, that some of the hearers place themselves at the windows. The Meeting-house is seated, the Pulpit made neat the floor even, and the Gallery decent. In these particulars it reproaches the churches in Wales, which lie gener- ally in a very nasty condition. From the advantage the Dissenters have gain'd in this place is seen the necessity of the chan- cellor's being put in mind of admonishing Mr. Cobner to residence: with what con- cern can lie answer undertaking the care of other mens' flocks, while he suffers his own to be thus preyed upon ? (To be continued.)
AiI Cymru in. CLIII. 369. LLA NBA DARN FAWR INSCRIP- TIONS. (3.) John Thomas, Refiner of the Lead and Silver Ore at Wallog, and Aberystwyth, d. 12 December, 1788. aet. 45. [Is anything known of this refining at Wallog?] Wm. Rowland, Traveller, d. 26 Nov. 1836, aet. 22. aet. 22. Willialm, «. John and Elizabeth Richards, of Parson Mill, in this parish, d. 28. Ap. 1839. Lt. Col. Hefferman. d. 3 Sept. 1811 aet. 45. 370. LAMPETER INSCRIPTIONS. (65). BURIALS, 1729. Jan. 1. Judith Wethy, a poor child yt. Lady Lloyd brot from Somersetshire to Millfield. She dyed of ye small-pox. Jan 11. Anne, dau. David and Elenor Dav- ies. Maespwll. Jan 20. David, s. Evan and Anne Wm. of ye small-pox. ffeb. 28. David, s. Evan and Gwen Owen, blacksmith. March 4. Sir Charles Cornwallis Lloyd of Millfield, Bart., lie dyed 25th of February last. [He was but 24 years old; had m. Mrs. Jennings, from Somersetshire; was eld- est s. of Sir Charles Lloyd, M.P. for the Cardiganshire Boroughs 1698-1700.] March 16. Thos Jenkins of ye town. April 18. Sarah, dau Evan Dd. Evan, and Rachel his wife. May 6. Mary Griffith, widow and pensioner. May 30. Thomas, s. Lodwick Francis and Letty, his first wife. June 14. William s. David and Jane Howell, miller. July 15. Erasmus Davies, Clerk; curate of Kylie, etc. [Particulars of him wanted.]
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BORTH. Obituary.—The death took place on Sun- day at Wileiroguchaf, of Mr. John Davies, at the age of 63 years. The funeral is to take place tomorrow (Friday) at Llan- gorwen.
ABERARTH. Death.—The sad news reached here last week that Mr. Thomas Thomas, the youngest son of the late Mr. Henry Thomas was drowned at sea on the 2nd February, two days out of Buenos Ayres. The deceased was a young man of great promise, and the news of his death has been received with deep regret, and the greatest sympathy is expressed with his mother.
DEVIL'S BRIDGE. Success.—Mr. D. A. Thomas, Penpompren, who is a student at Jesus College, Oxford has just been awarded a further exhibition of .£50 a year in addition to the two already held by him. A like exhibition has also been held by his elder brother. Mr. J. W. Thomas. Success of this kind is highly gratifying to their parents, old teachers and friends.
LLANON. Sudden Death.—Mrs. Anne Morgans (Felin Maesgwyn). 3, Bridge-street, was found dead in bed on Wednesday week by the neighbours. Deceased, who was advanced in years, had been ill for some time. She had complained of pains in the region of the heart on the previous day. In the morning the woman in attendance on her found her as usual. It is surmised that she died soon after the woman left, as the body was cold when found.
PENLLWYN. Presentation.—A social evening and enter- tainment were held in connection with the St. John's Welsh Church. Brymbo, on Fri- day, when the ladies of the congregation provided an excellent repast in the school- room. In the course of the entertainment. over which Rev. J. Evans-Jones presided, two i presentations were made. the one, a private communion set to the Rev. J. E. Morgan (son of Mr. W. H. Morgan, Bronoirion), formerly curate-in-charge of the church, who left to take up the senior curacy at Llan- gollen, Mrs. James Joseph made the pre- sentation to Mr. Morgan, and appropriate speeches were made by Messrs E. E. Rogers and Shelbv who. while deploring tho sever- ance of Mr. Morgan's connection with the parish, congratulated him on his promotion.
ABERDOVEY Literary Institute.-A meeting of the Insti- tute Committee was held on Friday evening in the lower room, when Mr. W. D. Evans, presided.. The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted. A letter was read by the secretary (Mr. Gwilym Williams) irom the Clerk of the Privy Council acknowledg- ing the receipt of the resolution in regard to the proposed Welsh National Library and Museum, and that it "should receive careful consideration." The reports of collectors were received, and the sum of P,4 was hand- ed in. The question of increasing the num- her of magazines was conside^er*. and it was resolved to take in the "Strand Magazine, "Cymru and Geniuen" and to buy one of Smith's second-hand magazine parcels for February, and to further consider the tion at next committee. It was resolved to have a sale in the room of all the old mag- azines. Mr. W. J. Eves to act as salesman. Mr. R. Griffith gave notice of motion for next committee meeting to cover floor of lower room with wood-block flooring.
LLANILAR. Obituary.—On Sunday the 12th inst., the sad news arrived at Lianilar, ot the suauen and unexpected death of iuargaret, daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. '1. Evans-Davies, Gianadal House, and the beloved wife of Mr. D. Ev- ans, J.P., 19, Somerfield-road, London. i»iuch sorrow was felt by the villagers, as -irs. Evans was a general favourite, and was pos- sessed of more than ordinary amount of hilarity, which, in addition to her very genial disposition caused her to be greatly beloved. The mortal remains of the de- ceased were brought to Llanilar by the first train on Friday morning. The coffin was of highly polished oak with brass fittings, and was adorned with beautiful wreaths. to which wo e added at Llanilar other floral emblems of esteem from Mr. and Mrs. T. Evans Davies (parents), Rev. J. Evans Davits (brother), Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Maes- ybeidog. Mr. and Mrs. Loxdale, Castle Hill, Mrs. Macaulay, Tyissa; Mrs. Evans, Kiffig Vicarage; Mrs. Hughes, Cwrtycadnaw; Mrs. D. Lloyd and Mrs. Evans. Tanrallt. The funeral took place at 3.30, and the large concourse which had come together bore testimony to the regard in which the family is held, and sympathy with them in their bereavement. The Rev. J. F. Lloyd, vicar, officiated. officiated. LLANRHYSTYD.
Obituary.—The funeral of Mrs. Mary Welham, the wife of Mr. Fred Welham, of 150, Powerscroit-road, London, and the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lloyd, Tanllan, Llanrhystyd, took place on Monday the 13th inst., at Llanrhystyd par- ish churchyard at 2.30 p.m., The Rev. T. Evans, vicar, officiating. The body was con- veyed from Euston Station, London, by rail to Aberystwyth, thence by hearse to Llan- rhystyd. The deceased had been suffering from heart affection for a long time which was the cause of her death on Wednesday night the 8th inst.. Mrs. Welham was much re- spected and esteemed, and this was shewn by the large number of friends that had come to the station on Sunday night to pay their last tribute to her remains, also the great number that had come together and had gone out over a mile from Llanrhystyd to meet the hearse en route from Aberystwyth. Much sympathy is felt with the family, es- pecially her aged parents and husband in their sorrow and sad bereavement. Among the many wreaths sent were two beautiful ones sent by Mr. and Mrs. James Lloyd and Messrs. John and Morgan Lloyd, London (brothers of deceased); Miss E. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. D. Lloyd, Mrs. Parry and Miss Richards. Miss Jones, Mr. J. Jones, Mr. J. Davies; Mr. and Mrs. Kerr, Mr. and Mrs. Milton, Mrs. Jenkins, Mr. Harrod and Miss Harriss, Mrs. Townsend, Mr. Mac and Miss Morgan, Miss Anstis, Mr. and Mrs. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Clarke. Mr. Banks, Mr. and L Mrs. Burgess, Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans, Miss J. Hughes, all of London Miss Williams, Black Lion, Miss Richards, Moorland House. Miss Evans. Morlan House, Llanrhystyd; Mr. and Mrs. Bradley, Miss Kate Davies, Miss Vaughan, Miss Maria Hughes, Miss Richards, Llanon, etc., etc.
ABERFFRWD. Wedding Gifts.—The following is a list of presents received by Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Jenkins on the occasion of their marriage:— Mr. J. Arthur Jenkins, Llainfach. dinner cruet stand: Mr. W. B. Jenkins, do., silver tea pot; Miss Mary E. Jenkins, do., half- dozen dessert knives; Mrs. Richards, Llwyn- derw, half-dozen knives and forks; Miss Annie Davies, Camolwg, pair of ornaments' Mr. J. T. Williams, New Cross, table cloth; Miss Jennie Jones, Minafon, tea service set; Miss Jennie Jones, Capel Sion, half-down knives and forks; Mr. R. Jones, Sychant, cheque; Mrs. Jones, do., cheque: Mr. J. Morgan, Coy, carvers in case; Mr. J. Jen- kins, London, counterpane and half-dozen pillow cases: Mrs. Jenkins, do.. chamber ware Miss L. M. Jones, Aberystwyth, table cloth; Mrs. E. Bonsall, do., table cloth and pair of towels; Mrs. Hopkins. Felinnewydd, cheque; Miss L. Evans, Tanycnwd, table cloth; Miss Davies, Cenant, cheque; MRE. E. D. Jones, The Exchange, pair of sheets; j E. D. Jones, The Exchange, pair of sheets; j Mr. J. Williams, Aberffrwd, cheque; Mr. James Evans, Tallyanwch, cheque i Mrs. Davies, New House, pair 01 ornaments; Mrs. Williams, Aberystwytu, fancy cloth Miss E. Hughes, kenparke, huit aisn; Mr. Dl. ihomas, draper, silk umbrella; Mr. F. J. btanton, set of stools, anu pair of towels, ets.; Miss A. Hughes, .fengeulan, pair of tow eh-, Mr. D. Davies, lroedrhiwlwba, table cloth; Mr. and Mrs. Owen, Goginan, fancy table cloth; Mrs. Evans, Llanaegu- gain, fancy table cloth; Mr. O. Hopkins, relin-newydd, silver sugar tongs; Misses Katie and W. Rees, iynllidiart, pair of trays; Mrs. Evans, Aberystwyth, hall-dozen dessert spoons; Mr. and Mis. Evans, Gog- inan, chamber ware; Miss Dora Evans, do., pair of ornaments; Miss M. J. Daniel, Xy- cain, cheque- Mr. W. J. Williams, Felin- lawr, pair of she«ete, and eheque; Mr. Fred J. Yvilliams, do., pair ot candlesticks; Mr. 0. Morgan, Dolpandy, cruet and tea pot stands; Mrs. Thomas, Aberystwyth, cush- ion Aliss M. E. Benjamin, Caehaidd, pair of ornaments; Mi.ss M. A. Jones, Troedrhiw- felen, hot water jug; Miss Williams, Llwyn- j derw, cold water jug; Mi's. M. A. Bitchell, Gamlog Shop. half-dozen spoons; Miss E. Hughes, Tycapel, cheque; Mr. D. Evans, watchmaker, Aberystwyth, half-dozen des- sert spoons: Miss Williams, Minrheidol, icheque; Mr. J. Evans, Abernant, cheque; Mrs. Jones, Aberddwynant, fancy table cloth; Mrs. Morgan, Gellifach, pair of towels; Mr. D. Morgan, Penffrwd, cheque: Miss L. Morgan, Troedrhiwlas, pair of orna- fmente; Mr. R. Ellis Williams, Felinfawr, fancy teapot; Mr. O. T. Williams, do., cake dish; Mr. D. L. Williams, do., moustache cii, Mrs. George, Dolfawr, cheque; Mr. E. A. Morgan, Felinfawr, jelly dish; Mr. James Evans, do. pair of saltcellars; Mr. J. H. Edwards. Pengeulan, jam dish; Miss A. Edwards, Tynffordd, jam dishes; Mr. J. Carrad, Goginan, pair of towels; Mr. W. Bitchell, Aberystwyth, picture in frame; Mr. D. L. Jones, Brynchwith. cheque; A Friend, do., large brass font lamp; Mrs. E. Hughes, Penparke, table cloth; Mr. E. Davies, New House, lamp; Miss Benjamin, Troedrhiwceir, fruit dishes; Mr. W. Owen, Cwmceulan, teapot and half-dozen cups and saucers; Mr. J. L. Powell, G1 aiirhydtinoetli, half-dozen tea spoons; Miss Jones, Blaen- calau, half-dozen dessert knives; Mr. W. H .Morris, do., ornaments; Mr. W. Evans, Bwlchcrwys, cheque Mr. T. Morgan, Troed- rhiweeir, fancy moustache cup; Mrs. Mor- gan( do., pair of towels; Mr. D. Howells, draper. counterpane: Mr. D. Davies, Car- l diff; clock; Miss Thomas, Gwarfelin, pltish mantlepiece border; Mr. D. James. Tyllwyd- isaf; half-dozen dessert knives; Miss Jajmes, do., half-dozen tea spoons; Mrs. Davies, Camolwg, cheque: Miss M. L. Rees, Tynllidiart, set of ornaments; Mrs. M. Powell. Llwyngwyn, sugar basin and cream i jug; Miss M. J. Rowlands, Cwmwythig, (counterpane; Mr. and Mrs. Griffin, Devil's Bridge, breakfast cruet stand; Mr. Felix, Aberystwyth, pair of slippers; Mr. J. Ben- jamin, Taiicoc-d, pair of roosters; Miss Pow- ell. Glanrhydynoeth, pair of ornaments; Mr. Mcllquham, Aberystwyth, cheese cover dish Miss M. Hughes, Penparke, handsome orna- ments; Miss Marles Thomas, Aberystwyth nlso supplied the dressed ox tongue for the luncheon table on the wedding day
HAC ii i a L LLLTH No Rate.—The policy of withholding rate aid from non-provided schools came up again for discussion last week in Montgomeryshire. The estimates of the County Education Com- mittee showed a deficiency on the Voluntary schools' account of £4,185 12s. 3d., equal to a rate of 3 £ d., and a deficiency on the Coun- cil schools of £3,146 13s. 9d., equal to a rate of 2fd. To cover both these claims the Com- mittee recommended a rate of 6td. But the Education Committee has no power to levy rates; that is reserved to itself by the County Council, and the Council is pledged not to grant rate-aid to schools which will not submit to public control.. The first question is whether the deficiency of -94,185 can be met out of the Government grants. If it cannot the Montgomery County Council will be in much the same position as the Merionethshire Council. It must either draw upon the rates or run the risk of being declared in default by the Board of Educa- tion. Yesterday when the question came be- fore the County Council the decision upon the education rate was deferred to a special meeting on April 14th. Show C-onituittee.-A general meeting of the subscribers' of the Machynlleth show was held on Wednesday week. In the absence of ltlr. Rd. Giliart, Mr. F. M. Campbell was voted to the chair. There were also present Major Barry Taunton, M. C. R. Kenyon, M. E. Hughes, Mr. Davies (Blue Bell Hotel), Mr. T. Parsons, secretary, Mr. D. C. Davies (Wynnstay Hotel), Mr. Lewis (Morben) Mi-. D. E. R. Griffith, Dr. Davies, Mr. M. E. Francis,, and Dr.' Williams.—A letter was read stating that the Marchioness (D) of Londonderry and Lord Herbert Vane-Tem- pest quite approved of the 16th August, for holding the show.—It was decided on the motion of Mr. D. C. Davies, seconded by Ir. Ed. Hughes, that the list of vice-pre- sidents should be unlimited. The following were added to the list: Major Taunton, Major J. Bonsall, Mr. W. Bonsall (Morben), and Mr. C. R. Kenyon.—It was agreed to do away with rule 18.—The Committee re- commended new classes for small farmers, and the Chairman announced that Major Taunton promised to give a. cup value £10 10s. for the best jumper on the show day or for some other class in the schedule which the committee agreed upon.—The recom- mendations of the committee in respect to alterations of the schedule were gone through and generally adopted. Main Roads.—At the last meeting of the Montgomery County Council, the question °! ™Le maintenance and repair of main roads » yi\1Ieth arose on the report of the Main Roads Committee. The Comjmittee recommended that a sum of jE600 be offered without prejudice to include the mainten- ajl^° } roadlS up to 3lst March, 1905 and that as regards the future maintenance the County Council undertake the repair of the road themselves unless the offer of nTu per ailnum be accepted by the Machyn- lleth Council.-Mr. Richard Rees moved that the sum be 4185. He found that was the amount per mile which was being paid to Welshpool and Newtown, and yet they luJh p,;ysi»g <?nly to pay £ 120 to Machyn- lleth. The traffic on the Machynlleth roads was very heavy, and it was not sufficient to maintain the!m. The Urban Council had spent much more, and all they asked for was iibU —Ihe Clerk pointed out that the County Surveyor said he could maintain the T»arnd 4he Co™1 could not go beyond that.—-Mr. Rees thought it would nlilfe Mairi/°T a11 pl*<*e to be made J' Lf"gforl: What about Llan- fyllin and the other villages? (Laughter).— Mr. Rees, continuing, said it was stated at the last meeting of the Urban Council that the County Council had done nothing for Machynlleth, but that was not correct for there had hardly been a meeting for some years when they had not done something.— Colonel Pryce-Jones seconded the motion which was lost, and the original recommenda- tion was carried. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. A, meeting of the Board of Guardians was held on Wednesday, when there were pre-
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sent, Mr. E. M. Jones, chairman; Mrs. Tho- ma8, Mr. Bircham. L.G.B., Inspector; the Rev. Robert Price, Messrs. D. Evans, E. Hughes, R. Morgan, Lewis Lewis, H. Jones, Ed. Lewis, D. Gillart, M. E. Francis, Rufus Owen, Rd. Hughes, Edw. Jones, J. H. Evans, D. C. Davies, W. Jones, with Mr. D. Evans, clerk, and Mr. D. Morgan, assistant clerk. The Master reported that 353 tramps had been relieved during the previous month, as compared with 302 in the corresponding period of last year. Mr. Bircham visited the House on March 14th, and reported that he had inspected the house. The beds and bedding were clean, the food good, and well cooked and served, and he heard no complaint (hear, hear). Mr. Bircham, in an address to the Guard- ians, said the great thing wanted was to im- prove the workhouse, and he did not want the Guardians to do anything in the way of painting the windows until they had decid- ed about getting these rooms slightly en- larged. The repairs appeared to have been deferred until the drainage question was settled by the Urban District Council. He did not mind this if the Guardians really meant business, but he did think that if they were going to defer the matter until that time that they should also consider the ad- visability of enlarging the sick wards, which were not large enough nor healthy enough to treat sickness. The expense of carrying on this work would not be very great. It was hardly worth while spending money on closeta unless they made a healthy room be- sides He was glad to note that the District Nurse attended the House every day for the purpose of treating a case of hip disease, and he hoped and believed that the Guardians subscribed towards the District Nurse Fund in the different parts of the Union. He would like to have a plan drawn up showing what the Guardians proposed, and unless they thought otherwise he would not propose building more than one storey. But. one good room on each side they should certain- ly have in which they could put a case of serious illness that could not be treated out- side. As regards the financial state of the Union the Guardians had some reason to be satisfied with the position which the Union held, as compared with ten years ago. The expenditure was 10 per cent. less while throughout the United Kingdom there had been an increase of 35 per cent, although pauperism had decreased. The increase in Wales and Monmouthshire was 21 per cent, so that the Guardians would see that he had not pressed repairs. The great increases shown above were chiefly due to the erection of large hospitals in populous towns. But they must move a little with the times in their treatment of the sick poor and cer- tainly they must take it for granted from I him that they must do something reason- ably and economically to improve the two sick wards. The population of the Union had increased 2 per cent, but pauperism had decreased 19 per cent. compared with 13 per cent. for the rest of Wales. The rateable value had increased by 10 per cent. and a penny rate brought in CI80. Nearly R8,000 was received under the head of poor rate, but only about half of this went for the re- lief of the poor. He mentioned the case of a youth in the house who was subject to epileptic fits and suggested he should be sent to a home for these class of persons.—On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. D. Gillart a vote of thanks was passed to Mr Bircham.—Mr. Bircham said that the best way they could thank him was by complying with his requests. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. Mr. Edward Hughes presided over the monthly meeting of the Machynlleth Rural Council on Wednesday week. Dr. Matthews was re-appointed medical officer of health. In his annual report he stated that there had been 75 deaths and 113 births during the year. The death rate was equal to a d ate of 14.28, and the births at a rate of 21.54. last year the death rate was 18.87, and the birth rate was 23.64. Deaths were the lowest for the last nine years, and the majority of persons who died were over 65 years of age. All the public water supplies were in good working order. A complaint which had appeared year after year stated that in the case of several cottages the earth at the back was as high as the base of the bedroom windows and the walls were conse- quently damp and the water penetrated through the wall. The sanitary state of the district would compare favourably with any rural district in Wales, although it was far from being in the sanitary condition which he would wish to have it .(Hear, hear).