CYMANFA GERDDOROL METHODISTIAID CALFINAIDD DOSBARTH ABERTAWE. AT OLYGYDD "T CAMBRIAN." SYB,—Darllenai3 eich adroddiad rhagorol yn y Cambrian yr wythnos ddiweddaf, ar "Gymanfa Ganu y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd, Dosbarth Abertawe," ac yn neillduol cyfarfod y plant, nos Fercher. Yr oedd yn gyfarfod fcwylus ac effeith- iol iawn. Ond cefais fy siomi, bron, pan na welais enw Ceridwen Thomas, chwe' mlwydd oed, yr hon a adroddodd y 96ain Salm i ddechreu y cyfarfod. Yr oedd y canu a'r atebion yn dda, ondcredwyf fod adroddiad Ceridwen yn rhagori arnynt oil. Yr oedd pob llafar yn ei lie, pob pwyslais i'r dim a'r meddylddrychau yn cael eu gweithio allan yn rhagorach nag a glywais i y Salm yn cael ei dar- llen-erioed. Dywedodd y Parch. W. Prydderch, oedd yn edryeh ar ei hoi, ei bod uwchlaw beirn- iadaeth, rx OEDD Yxo. CYr ydym yn dra diolchgar am yr bysbysiad hwn. Drwy y digwyddiad o fethu bod mewn amser, collwyd un o'r pethau goren, ac ni ddarfu i ni glywed am hyny hyd nes yr oedd y papyr wedi ei gyhreddi. Hyderwn y cawn y fraint o wrandaw ar Ceridwen yn adrodd eto, ac eiddunwn iddi ragolygon disglaer a llwydd. ianus.—CYKRO'R "CAMBRIAN."]
GOWERTON & DISTRICT NOTES AND NEWS. LBy OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT] DEATH.—With deep regret we announce the death ot Master Archibald Humphreys, second son of Mr. John Humphreys, Waucarlwydd, which sad event occurred on Saturday last after a lingering illness. The funeral took place on Wednesday, and was largely attended, the place of interment being the Sardis Independent Chapel Graveyard. EISTEDDFOD.—The first annual eisteddfod in connection with the Bethania Baptist Chapel, Gowerton, was held ou Saturday last. The presidential chair was occupied by Dr. A. C. Davies, and the Rev. W. J. John, the popular pastor of Bethania Chapel, conducted. Miss Maggie Jones, R.A.M., Waunwen, accompanied, and Mr. Thomas Powell, A.C., Glais, was the adjudieator. Appended is the list of the compe- titions and awardi :—Alto solo for bovs under 15, "Bu genyf Fam a Thad," Master Robert Charles, Llanelly recitation, children under 14, "The Village Blacksmith," Miss R. Jones, Waunarlwydd duet, Gwys i'r Gad," Messrs. D. and T. Lloyd, Morriston tenor solo. Gwlad fy Mebyd," divided between Messrs. D. J. Jones, Waunarlwydd, and Henry Thomas. Ravenhiti soprano solo. Llwybr yr Wyddfa," Miss Elizabeth Griffi ths, Wa unarl wydd; pianoforte solo "Volunteer's March," Miss S. Harris, Gorseinon; baritone solo, Y Morws Llun," Mr. H. Roberts', Kingsbride recitation, The Storm," Mr. H. Jones, Llanelly. In the male voice party compe- tition, Awn i ben yr wyddfa," there were six entries, the prize being awarded to the Glanrhyd, conducted by Mr. John Richards, Gowerton. The test piece for the chief choral competition was Bebyli yr Arglwydd." The ringing of the four competing choirs was fairly good. The prize was awarded the Bethania Choir, led by Mr. Dd. John. The yearly meetings in nonnection with the Sardis Independent Chapel, Waunarlwydd, were held on Sunday and Monday last. There was a large attendance at each of the meetings. The Rev. Caradog Edwards, Narberth, and the Rev. W. J. Johns, Gowerton, officiated. The Penclawdd Quoit Club opened their season on Saturday with a highly intere-ting tournament. A handsome silver medal was competed for, and was won by the president, Mr. G. E. Gordon, after a splendid bout of pitching. The Baptists of the Waunarlwydd district will hold their singing festival at the Zion Baptist Chapel, Waunarlwydd on Saturday.
SALE OF OUTFITTING.—Messrs. D. Jones and Co., clothiers, High-street, having bought the stook of Mr. J. Lloyd Da.vies. outfitter, Castle- street, will offer the same for sale, commencing to-morrow (Saturday). As the goods are service- able foi- men, youths and b ys, a rare opportu- nity for advantageous purchase is presented. 3BD G.R.V. CHURCH PARADE.—The annual Church Parade in connection with the Third Glamorgan Rifle Volunteers took place on Sunday la^. The weather was fine, but there was a very cold wind blowing, which made it rather uncom- fortable for the members of tne Corps. The men tnrned out to the number of 300, and there would have been a bigger muster if all the uni- forms had been ready. Headed by the band, which played a spirited march, the Corps statted from their head-quarters in St. Helen's Road at 10.30, and marched through Dillwyn-street, Oxtord-street, Waterloo-street, entering St. Mary's from the Cimrch-.treet entrance. An appropriate address was given by the new curate, the Rev. Mr. Evans, who, in the course of hi* remarks, said that the citizen soldier to-day was I vastly different to what he was some years ago, when he was oonsidered neither useful nor orna- mental, He had now proved himself as daring and plucky as the regular soldier. After thn service the men, Rooking smart and soldierly, ftil in in Fisher-street, and marched through Yct k- street, Little Wind-straet, Wind-street, Castle- street, Temple-street, Oxrord--tieet and thence to the Drill Hall, where they dispersed. The officers present were Major Rees (commanding), Major Langdon, Major Thomas. Captain.-Lieut. Thomas, Lieutenants Perkins, Harris & Coward, Chaplain, Rev. E. W. Bolney.
PWY SY'N PREGETHU Y SUL-, NES AIT ? ANNIBYXWYR: Cadle-Parch. John Davies, 10.30 a 6; Ysgol, 2.30. Cwmbwrla Parch. D. Jones, 10.30 a 0; Ysgol, ;30. Ebenezer, Abertawe—Parch. W. James, 11 a 6 30 Ysgol, 2.30. Henrietta-st., Abertawe—Parch. W. Gibbon, 11 a 6.30. Siloh, Glandwr—Parch. R. Thomas, 10.30 a 6: YsnoL 2.30. Biloam, Pentre—Parch. Penar Griffiths, 10.30 a 6; Ysgol. 2. Zoar, Abertawe—Parch. F. Samuel, Cvn- weinidoc 10.30 a 6 Ysgol, 2.30. °* BEDYDDWYR: Aduiam, Bonymaen—Parch. J. D. Harris 10 a fl- Ysgol, 2. Bethesda, Abertawe-Parch. E. Edmunds, gweinidog, 11 a 6.30. Brynhyfryd-Parch. D. B. Richards, 10.30 a 6; Ysgol,. 2.30. Capel Gomer Parch. J. Gomer Lewis, D.D., 11 a 6 > Ysgol, í 80. Libanus, Cwmbwrla—Parch. — Hushes, Gweinidoir, 10.30, a 6; Ysgol, 2, Philadelphia, Hafod—Parch. W. James, 10.30 a 6.30, Ysgoi, 2.30. METHODISTIAID CALFINAIDD Babell, Cwmbwrla-Parch. Thomas Jones, Llansamlet^ 10 a 6; Ysgol, 2, Bethel, Manselton—Parch. J. L. Jones, Manselton, 11 a 6; Ysgol. 2.30. Bethlehem,Pentrechwvth—10 a 6; Ysgol, 2 30. Capel v Cwm, Llansamlet—Parch. D. Roberts, Ebbw Vale. 10 a 6 Ysgol, 2.30. Crug-glas, Abertawe—Pa ch. Lewis Morgan, Ponty- pridd, 10.30 a 6; Ysgol, 2.15. Trinity, Abertawe — Parch. J. O. Evans, Dowlais, lu.30 a 6 Ysgol. 2.30. Tabor, Maesybar, Llansamlet-Parch. Thomas Jones, Liansamlet, 1Q a 6 Ysgol, 2. Tabernicl, GlaRdwr-Parch. 10.30 a 6; Ysgol, 2. Gorphwysfa, Sciwen—Parch. Wm. Richards, Briton FelTY, 10 a 6; Ysgol, 2.
BIRTHS MARRIAGES AND DEATHS BIRTHS. JOSLYN.—On the 13th inst., at 23, Terrace^ road, Mount Pleasant, Swansea, the wife of Edwin J. Joslin, of a son. SPICER.—On the 14th inst.. at25, Fisher-street, Swansea, the wife of Capt. T. H. Spicer, C.A. of a daughter. MARRIAGES. DORKEIJL—REES.—On the 17th inst., at Walter-road Congregational Chapel, Walter- road, by the Rev. Evan Jenkins, Richard Dorrell, to Miss G. L. Rees, both of Swansea. HANDFORD—BRAZINGTON.—On May 10th, at St. James's Church, Gloucester, by the Rev. F- Billett, Thomas Handford to Deborah Alice1 Brazington, both of Gloucester. DEATHS. EVANS.—On May 16th, at 90, Brvnymor-roadr Sarah Ann, wife of J. H. Evans, after a short illness. ROE.—On the 14th inst., suddenly, at No. 3f Priorton Villas, Swansea, Edward Morris Roe, lats of College-street, tailor, aged 75 years. DAVIES.—A.t llston, Gower, on May 10th, JANSF widow of the late William. Davies, in her 90tb year. BOWSN.—On the 11th inst., at 49, St. George'# Terrace, Swansea. David Charles Wilson (" Wil" lie"), the dearly-beloved child of Mrs. Bowell and the late Captain WT. Bowen, Llanelly, aged 6 years and 11 months. ROGERS.—On May 15th, at the residence o* her son, 26, Nicholl-street, Ellen Rogers, aged 56 years. Funeral, Saturday, at 3 p.m. FENN.—On May 13th, at 64, Hafod-terrac^r Swansea, after a long and painful illness, Sarab» the beloved wife of John Fenn, aged 64 years deeply regretted. d e DAVIES.—On May 15th, at Cefn Pare, MaindeCf Newport, Emily Vipond, the beloved wife Andrew Davie-% M.D., J.P., aged 65. No Nn wreaths, by request. Printed and Published by MOBQAN TAMP LIN, •! The Cambrian" Newspaper Company Limited, the office No. 58, Wind-street, Swansea, in County of Glamorgan,—FRIDAY, May Ibtb, 1900.
Y GONGL GYMREIG. Y PARCH. JOHN MYFENYDD MORGAN, LANDUDOCH. Y PARCH. JOHN MYFENYDD MORGAN. Y mae yn b'.eser genym yr wythnos hon roddi .darlun, gyda bywgraffiad byr, o'r Parch. J. Myfenydd Morgan, Llandudoch. Ganwyd ein gwrthddrych yn Nhregaron—pa bryd, nis gwyddom—gan ei fod yn ormod o hen lane i roadi y dyadiad. Ysgolfeistr oedd ei dad, ac hy-.bysir fod Major Jones, oiweddar A.S., me;bion "Walter Ree-s Rowlandiaid, Ystrad Caron, yn nghyd ag amryw eraill syad wedi codi ddet'nyddioidcb ac enwogrwydd, wedi dechiea eu gyrfa addysgawl ganddo. Collodd Myfenydd ei rieni pan yn saith mis oed, a mabwysiadwyd ef gan ei fodryb a'i nain, y rhai oeddynt yn byw yn ngbymyuogaeth Blaen- Eenal. Cafoad bob mametsion y gallai y rhai yn roddi. Elai i'r ysgol ryw d.i mis yn y Awydayn, fel plant yn gyffredin, ac yma y dechreuodd deimlo syched am addysg, a rhagor o w ybodaeth. Bron yr oil wnelai ysgolion y dyddiau gynt oedd hyn (os nad hyn yn unig wnant hyd beddyw). Mead byuag, crewyd awydd angherddoi yn John bach am wybodaetn, nes y dy wedir ei fod yn poeui y cymydogion a'i boliadau dyrus a pharhaus. Ni wydclai ei bendertyniad a'i uchelgais beth oedd methiant, a chawu ef yn llwvddo i tyned i mewn i Ysgoi Ramadegul Ystrad Meurig, am yr hon y mae yn hoffi sun byth wedy'n ac yn ddi- weddarach cawn ef yn St. Bees. Yr oedd yn jirsi man a librarian yno, ae ar derfvn ei dymhor cafodd y first-class yn y Cambridge Pre- liminary l'ht'oloyi('a¿ JSxcitniwiriuu. Ordeiniwyct el yn ddiacon yn 1884, gan Esgob Llandaf. ac yn offeiriad gan yr un esgob y flwyddyn ganlynol. Ei gumdiaeth gyntaf oedd yn Abercanaid, Mertiivr Tydfil, lie yr arosodu am yn agos i bum' mlynedd. Pan yn ymadael dangosodd ei bl w yi- olion a'i gyfeillion iiuosog eu pare a drwy gyf- lwyno tysteb anrhydeddus id in. Yn Awst, 1889, symudodd i Llanfaelog, Sir Fdn. Yn ystod ei arosiad byr o tua dwy flyuedd, chwyddodd rhif yr Eglwys. Aem yn duwfu i serch y trigolion, ac yr oedd yn boblogaidd gan bob dosbarth o'r eglwys Gristioin gol. Ei aymndiad nesaf oedd i tod yn gurad Cym- reig Eglwysi Dewi Sant (Browniow Hill) a St. Asaph (Kirkdale). Lerpwl, yn EbriH, 1891, lie yr arosodd am bedair biynedd. Cynyddodd gynuUeidhÚ Eglwys yn St. Asaph (Kirkdale): ac ya y lleoedd hyn ) r oedd ar y teier^u groreu I ¿'r Ymneillduwyr. Ar ol hyny daeth bywoliaeth Llandudoch yI1 wag, ac efe, o nifer mawr o y mgeiswyr, ddewis- wyu i'w llanw. Yma, gallem teddwl, yr erys mwy, tra yn y fuchedd i,on. Mae ef a r He yn dygymod yn iawn. Plentyn natur yw Myfenydd ac fel y canodd ryw dro i'r Gwanwyn," gallwn yn y fan non ei ciciyiyau fel hYIl- Garedig Natur, mi garwn o hyd 1rod yti dy gwmni tra bwy'i yn y bvd I Yn casgludy fludau fel pentyn bach, Yn ngwres dy hiiin yn hoew ac iach." Nis gallasai gaellle mwy dymunol i ymgotnio ac ijddal cymnndeb a. Natur. Heblaw dymunoldeb y lie iddo fel baidd, mae yn faes cymhwys iddo fel gweinidog da i lesu Gnst—mae ei lwyddiant YI1 fawr gyda phobl ei ofal. Dywedir fod yr Eglwys yn llavvn o ddytjion yu ei garu ac yn awyddus i wiando ei genadwri. Fei lienor a bardd y mae ei enw yn dra adna- byddus. Cyhoeddodd gytrol o tarddoniaetii pan yn hogyn deunaw oed. Jlae wedi ac yn parhau i obebn. i'n newyddiaduron a'n cylctigronau Cyoireig a Saeaneg. Efe gyfieithodd Siars gyntaf E,gub presenol Llandaf, a ciiyhoeddwyd y cyf- ieithiad jn gyfroi swilt. Bu yu gydfuddugol a. Llew Llwyto, yn Eisteddfod Porthmadoc, am draethawd ar Fynyddoedd Cymcu: Eu dy- lanwad yn ffurfiad Cymeriad y Genedl." Efc hefyd oedd yr ailfuddugol ar an o'r prif draeth- odau yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Bangor, yn 1890. 0 ran ei olygiadau gwleidyddol, mae y Parch. Mr. Morgan yn Rhyddfryuwr Kaaicalaidd, ac feallai nad yw n:or boblogaidd o berwydd hyny gan ryw daynionach cut, rhagfarullyd. yn yr JSglwys y yerthyn iddi. Ond dyn rnydd, an- nibynol, eang ei argyhoeddiad a'i gydymdexmlad ydyw-mae yn fwy nag Eglwys ac na phlaid. Mae ya Gymro twymgalou ao yn hoffi iaith a defion ei wlad. Fel pregethwr mae yn dra phoblogaidd, a galw parhau3 am ei wasanaeth. Dywedodd un newyddiadur, dro yn ol, y gellid ei restru yn y dosbarth blaenaf; ac fel pregethwr Cymreig, diau mai efe yw y blaenaf sycld yn pennyn I'r Egl>vys S^fydiedig. "7,1 aoneoy-ld CfSW i'r GonglGymreig," yn y Cambrian, mae iado lu o edmygwyr, ac edrychir yn miaen yn aiddgar am y wiedd wythnosol a ddarpara n.ewn hane-ion, ystoriau, adoiygiadau, barddouiaeth, a sylwadau pewydd a. buddiol, a'r digwyddiadau or amseroedd. Rbai o'l ddifyrion dintwed, fel ag sydd yn holl feibion aturyliih, yw ysmocio yn ddiarbed, gweithio yn yr ardd, a phoeui hen ferched." Dymanwn hir ddyddiau iddo wasanaethu ei wlad, ei genedl, a'i Dduw.
LLWYDDIA^T MISS A, JONES. froddefir i mi, trwy gyfrwng Y Cambrian, alw sylw at lwyddiant y foneJdiges Ion, sef merch Mr. a Mrs. D. Jones, 27, James-street, Abertawe, yr bon a basiodd mor llwyddianus ei haroliad am yr R.A.M. yn ddiweddar. Y mae yn chwareueg benigamp ac hefyd yn feddianol ar y gallu hwnw o drosglwyddo ei gwybodaeth yn effeithiol iawn i eraill. Y mae ganddi yn bresenol ddeg ar bugain o efrydwyr, a safodd dau o honynt, sef Mins Florrie Davies, Oxford-street, a Mr. Alfie Willet, James-street, Abertawe, arholiadyr Inter- national College of Music yn Abertawe yn ddiweddar. Cafodd y cyntaf y mark* uwch'*f posibl, sef 100, a'r llall 90 mark.y. Dr. Lott oedd yr arholwr, a danfonodd am Miss Jones i w lIon- gyfarch ar ei llwyddiant. Mae cael tystiolaeth mor ffafriol gan ddyn o satle Dr. Lott yn siarad ya uchel iawn. Blin genyf fod Miss Jones yn bresenol o dan faciiau tyn afiechyd trwy or- weithio. Gobeitbiaf yr adferir hi yu fuau. Miss Jones, gwijfiTVcBi gofio bob amoer, Mae anhawdd i'w drirgo i'r lan, Mae serth yw y ffordd sydd thexthio — Gelynion a gwrddi'n mhob man: Ond dyma. fu tynged goreuon, 0 ddechreu y byd hyd yn awr Paid disgwyl dim byd yn wahanol 06 ydwyt am fyned yn fawr. GOHEBYDD ACHLYSUBOL
THE OLD FORT AT THE MUMBLES.—A state- ment appeared in a contemporary a few days ago to the effect that the War Office bad decided to dismantle the old fort on the Mumbles Head, to rebuild and equip it with quick-firing gnns, and to station there a garrison of twelve men. A re- presentative of The Cavibrian saw Capt. Allen, of the Mumbles Coastguard Station, on Thursday with reference to the matter, and was informed that the present fort was not going to be pulle i down, but strengthened. Men were coming from Pembroke Dock, either that day or tne next, to dismount the old guns, which would eventually be replaced by two 4'7 guns. Capt. Allen knew nothing of the proposed garrison of twelve men. THE CHESHIRE HORSE REPOSITORY.—Frank Lloyd Nuttall and Co.. of the Cheshire Horse Repository, Crewe, will hold their great special prize May sale of 6C0 horses on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next. Wednesday's sale includes 220 grand brougham matching and single harness horses, 15'2 and over, 12 splendid match pairs. In this day's sale will also be in- cluded 48 hunters, brood mares, harness horses and predigree hackneys from Ralph Sneyd, Esq., Keeie Hall, who is disposing of tne whole of his gtud to make room for thoroughbreds. The animals all round are of excellent character, fit and ready for work, and includes many grand leader- und wheelers, brougham, Victoria and high-class harness hor-es, and are well worthy of inspection. Thursday s sale—180 small harness horses, predigree hackneys, show cobs andponje", and laCiUdes -ome inagnifice^t goers fit for show yards, a. d can win in the best of comfany. Fiidays sale—200 h avy town mares and sellings, light lurry van and tram oraes, with weight and an ■st-ti.ee, fit for town work, "an be hIgbly recomm uae i. Descriptive catalogues ready direct from the Auctioneers. LLANSAMLET. I Y GYMANFA GANU. AI MARW HI? ( Yn fy ysgrif ddiweddaf ar hanea eymanfa. jfanu eglwysi Annibynol Llansamlet, ymddengya y frawddeg, "Trueni ei bod i farw gyda marwolaeth y bedwaredd-ganrif-ar-bymtheg." I'r rhai hyny a ddarllenasant hanes y gymanfa, a'r cyfryw tu allan i'r eglwysi Saron a Bethel, naturiol iddynt yw gofyn, "Beth a olygir wrth y gair 'marw' sydd yn gysylltiedig a'r gymanfa r" Er eglurhad goleu ar hyn, ceisiaf ysgiifenu ychydig lineilau. Yn ddiweddar, daeth llythyr oddiwrth arwein- ydd catiu Tabernacl, Treforis, i baron a Bethel, yu dyweyd fod yu eu bwriad hwy, eglwysi An- nibyti'jl Treforis, i gyual cymanfa ganu, ac y carent wybod a tuasent hwy, eglwysi Annibynol Llansamlet, yn uno a'r cyfryw. Gosodwyd y mater gerbron y ddwy eglwys, ac mae yn debyg i'r dawy benderfynu uno a Threforis a gadael i gymaata ganu Llausamlet farw." Wrth g-wrs, nis gwn a yw y gair chwerw marw yn briodol i'r amgylchiad, o herwydd y byddai "adgyfod- iad i'r cyfryw yn golygu gwyrth yn ystyr Ysgrytbyrol y gair. Ond os yw yn clafychu, hawdd lytldai i'r ddau feddyg, Rheswm a Chariad, estyn ei hemioes am flynyddau lawer eto, o herwydd yn ol yr arwyddion diweddaraf, y mae yn ieuanc a sionc, ei feallai fod tuhwnt i'r Hen" ryw fan frychau y gellid yn hawdd eu hebgor, fel y dyweawyil ei^oes, ond i'r ddau feddyg ucnod ddyfod at y gwaith 0'1 symud. Os oes diffyg cydymdeimlad a chydweithrediad yu bodoli. rhwng y ddwy eglwys, hawdd fyddai eu symud. 08 oes hunanoldeb, yr hwn alwai yr hen Williams o'r Wern yn" gythraul canu," yn ei chyfansoddiad yn rhywle, hawdd fyddai ei ddychrynu i'w Ie ei hun. Y mae y ffaith fod Bethel a Saron yn fam a merch yn gofyn am yr anwyldebhwnwfodola rhwngy cytryw. Y mae y ffaith hefyd fod y cymanfaoedd a gynaliwyd yn y gorphenol yn rhai poblogaidd a llwyddianus, yu galw yn ddifrifol ar y ddwy eglwys i aii-ystyried y mater—ai priodol gadael i'r gymanfa far?/ ? Credaf fod ysbryd y gymanfa ddiweddaf yn dyweyd wrth raeswm pob unigolyn mai "trueni ei gadael i farw," tra hithau, Linn Mabon di- weddaf, yn eurych mor hawddgar, foneddig, a 3ociarus. Tystiolaech llawer i awdurdod ar ganu, tu allau i'r enwad Annibynol oedd—mai gwelia y mai cymanfa ganu Annibynwyr Llan- samiet bob cynyg a naturiol i'r cytryw ydyw golyu-" Pahlim y rhaid iddi farw ?" Pa bethau bynag ydynt yr achcsion o'r syniad o adael i'r gymanfa hon farw, credaf yn gyd- wybodoly gellid, gydaghawsder, symud y cytryw. Raaid cytaddef fod diffyg ffyddiondeb a chyd- weimrediad wedi bod gyda'r ymarferiadau ar gyfer y gymanfa; ond rhaid cytaddef hefyd, er y y uiffygion hyn, fod "dydd y gymanta" yn llwyddiant hapus yn ystyr gerddorol y gair, hub tro. Am hyny, 0 frodyr anwyl, gai.ewch i ni dwymno ein hysbrydoedd yn twy tuag at ein gilyad. Gadewch I ni ddang.s y medr egl.vys techan Saron, ac eglwys twy Bethel, gynal cymanfa ganu heb angen myned i Drefori. i'w chynal. Us I Dreforis yr eir a hi, credat y collwn y treat goreu, sef cymanfa y plant. Ai tybed y llwyddir i gadw tcefn ar anion y plant yr holl ffordd (o Birchgrove, beth bynag) tua Threforis? Dyma olygfa a swyn penaf y gymanfa ganu (i mi. beth bynag) ydyw gweled a chlywed y plant yn canu. Unid oes yn y cyfryw y petti a eilw Wil Bryan yn true to nature." jj; # Hefyd, ai nid yn yr Hydref y cynhelir cymanfa Treforrls-tymhor oerwedd a noethlwm—rhag- ymadrodd y gauaf—pan mae telynorion a chau- torlon anian wedi hongian ell telynau, ac wedi cau eu oegan ? 0 fendigedig fis Mai! Atiian yn "gwiago gwisgoedd o ogoniant," "adarmaayn gan i gyd "—bywyd a sinoldeb yndawnsio arbob twyn. Wei, ynte, onid yw adeg cynaliad cymanta Annibynwyr Llansamlet yn adeg briodol iawn— yn mis l\1ai? Onid yw'r plant bach yn eu gynau gwynion, yn eu bywiogrwydd a'u sinoldeb, yn eu can a'u swyn, yn cydgordio yn hyfryda phobpetn yn anian yr adeg hon? Na, na, Annibynwyr Llansamlet, gw^j} pac yma nac acw, oddiwrth ein hen arferiaJ—sef y gymanfa yn mis Mai, a hyny yn Saron a Betli?!: Hefyd, os eir a hi tua Threforis, oni amddifadir y rhai sydd yn mlaen dipyn mewn oearan o twyn- iant y gymanfa? Dylasai yr ieuenctyd, obarch tuag at y rhai a'u magodd, ac a'u hyfforddodd yn mhen eu ffordd, beidio edrych yn ddiystyr ac ysgafn ar hyn. Perchwch deimladau yr hen, pe gorfoder chwi wneyd hyn ar draul ttberthii eich mwyniant eich hun. Gobeithio y daw y Cambrian i ddwylaw y rhan fwyaf o Annibynwyr Llansamlet, ac y gwnant bwyso a mesur yn bwyllog yr byn a yagcifenaia, ac oa gwelant fod yn y cyfryw ddigonol reawm dros gadw y gymanfa yn Llansamlet, ar bob cyfrif gwnewch byn. CYRDDAU MAWR. In Ebenez3r Llwjnbrwydrau, y cynaliwyd yr uchod y Sul a'r LInn diweddaf. Y rhai a fu yn hau yr had da yno oeddynt y Parchn. Cynddylan Jones a William John (Penybont). Yr oedd y pregethau yn felus a gafaelgar y canu yn swynol a meddylgar, y cynulliadau yn brydfertha lluosog, a'r casgliadau yn foddhaol. ARCHEB AM FWYD. Y mae awen ambell farJd mor fyw a chwareas, weithiau, nes mai anhawdd iddo siarad ac ys- grifenu heb fod yr awen yn gwneyd hyny ar gan. Dyma'r modd y darfu i'r bardd "Crymlin" roddi archeb am fwyd yn ddiweddar i'r siopwr— Chwe* pwys o siwgwr, a deg pwys o gan. A phowdwr i'w godi yn gyflym i'r Jan Dau bwys o soda, ac un bar o sebon, A phwys o ganwyllau, a jam cwrens duon Gwerth ceiniog o German, a dwsin o lasau, A gyrwch un packet o bowdwr wyan Dau bwys o gwrens, a dau bwys o lard, A reel. No. 12, 'bout 300 yard (s); Mae eiaiau pwys hefyd o sweet Demerara, Nid rhaid fod ei liw ef mor wyned a'r eira Ac haner pwy" hefyd o de haner coron, A thri phwys o gaws ;i grofen yn dirion Ac ar ben y cyfan rhowch dri pawys o fenyn, A chredaf y byddaf yn satisfied wed'yn." SHON DAFYDD.
HERMON, P L A S M A R L. CYFARFOD ANRHEGU. Llithrodd gwall yn ddiarwybod i hanes y cyfal: fod uchod yn ein Congl yr wythnos ddiweddaf, g-yda golwg ar gynyrchiad.rr anerchiad, yr hon a gafodd ei chyfansoddi gan Mr. R. Williams, yr hwn a'i darllenodd, ond Mr. Morgan Thomas, HamF ton-terrace, Abertawe, a gariodd allan y gwaith o'i barlunio'n mor addurniadol a thestlns^ ii ii i mi «i mil ■ in it
BRITOXFERRY. DYSGU CYMRAKG. Tra mae Cynghor Trefoi Abertawe, trwy fwyafrif o bedwar, wedi :penderfynu nad oes angen mwyach wrth wybodaeth o'r iaith Gym- raeg mewn swydd gyhOscaus yn Nghymru, y mae gwyr mawr Britonferry wedi bod yn anrhegu Cymro am eu hyffoitkKi yn yr hen iaith. Nos Lun diweddaf, gwnaeth y dosbarth Cymreig a gynal- iwyd 0 dan nawd4 y GLam()rgan Technical In- struction Cornmit+ee," gyflwyno i'w athraw galluog Rwlawlen sidan (silver-mounted) hardd, ac arno yn ysgrifenedig Cynalaw, oddiwrth y Dosbarth Cymreig." # # Llywyddwyd ar yr achJysnr gan Mr. Howard H. Hunter, yr hwn a roddodd anerchiad pwrpasol, ac a alwodd ar Miss Collins i gyflwyno'r anrhee. Cafwyd anerchiadau byrion ag i'r pwynt hefyd gan Meistri LI. Davies, M. H. a Trpvor Hunter, C Bazzard, E. Morgan, ac Ivor Tuomas. < Cymerodd yr arholiad Ie neithiwr (Nos Ian), a. chyhreddir y canlyniadau yn T Cambrian cyn gynted ag eu gwneir yn hysbys. Cyhyd ag y parheir i g^fnogi a gu erihfawTogi cyfieusderau o'r fath yma, nid oes per>gl i'r Hen Iaith "farw. — Oes y byd i'r Iaith Gymraeg."
LLANGADOG I A'E CYLCHOEDD, Boren da. Mr. Golygydd, — Borea hyfryd, onide ? yn awn tanau telynorion y llwyni, pa rai sydd yn tunio mor felodaidd hwyr a boreu ar lanau hen afon lonydd y Tywi. Wrth deithio hwnt :1.0 yma pwy ddydd gelwais mewn pentref bychan a elwir Llan- wrda, lie yr oedd eisteddfod fawreddog i fod, i'w chynal ar y lOfed o'r mis hwn. D. W. Lewis, F.T.G.C., Brynamman, oedd i fod yn feirniad y gerddoriaeth—bachgen campus, digono allu i bwyso gwyr y lie; a'r Parch. John Jones, Ficer Gwynfe, yn arweinydd a beirniad y fardd- oniaeth—cawr o ddyn, ie, un o gewri Aberaeron ydyw hwn. Ond druan a'r eisteddfod, bu farw cyn dydd ei genedigaeth B'le aeth y corau? a'r beirdd ? a'r carwyr? a'r tIonwyr 2 Gresyn fod yr eistedd- fodau yn inyned i lawr y dyddiau rhai'n mewn lie mor dalentog a Llanwrda, yr hwn safa ar fronau dyffryn toreithiog Tywi Buasai yn dda genyf, gan fy mod wedi myned i'r 11e, i gael eisteddfod, a chael gwrando ar Mr. Lewis yn beirniadu canu da gan gorau o wahanol fanau, a chael gwrando ar y ficer yn ei hwyliau goreu yn arwain y dorf fawr, fel y mae wedi bod lawer gwaith o'r blaen mewn lleoedd o'r fath. Hir oes i'r Parchedig Mr. Jones, y mae yn r da yn y pwlpud. Rhyw ohwech neu s-aith mlvnedd yn ol, pan ar dro yn Ngwynfe, yr oeddwn mewn cyfarfodydd diolchgarwch am y cynhauaf, yn hen eglwys h?nafol Llanddausatit, yn amser y Parch. David Williams, ficer. Fel y gwyddis, y mae ef, er ys blynyddau bellach, yn Ficer Eglwys Lledrod, Sir Aberteifi. Gwjr da ydyw'r Williamsiaid yma i gyd, a gwr da glywais inau hefyd yn mhwlpud Gwynte a Llanddausant y tro hwn, sef yr an- farwol Barch. John Williams, Ficer Llangeler. Gallaf ganu gyda'r bardd— Y mae'r Nefoedd wen yu codi Dynion, yn mhob gwlad ac oes— Dynion a addurnant Seion, Caru Crist gan ddwyn ei groes Dynion a gysegrant lwybrau A'u talentau gloyw byw— Dynion wnant aberthu pobpeth Dros eu crefydd, dros eu Duw. Un o'r cewri offeiriadol Faodd ef, yr amser gynt, Siglai, crynai gymanfaoedd, Megys coeuwig gan y gwynt; Areithfaoedd Seion welwai— Crynent dan ei ddoniau ef, 'Rhai gyrhaeddent, yn ddiaros, I orseddfainc gras y Net. Mawr apostol fuodd yma, Trwy bob He, a Llan, a. Sir, Nid fel gwael gicaeon Jona, Ond ymdeithiodd amser hir Pan y sangodd ftiu marwolaeth, Cadarn, cadarn oedd ei ffydd, Cysgod angeu giliodd ymaith, Trodd y glj n fel haner dydd. Megys cawr mae'r haul yn machlud, Delw Duw yn llon'd ei wedd, Lliwia wybren y Gorllewin Cyn yr a i'w hwyrol fedd; Yn gyffelyb y Parchedig Yma, aeth yn hardd i'w fedd, A phrydferthweh gwawr santeiddrwydd Megys yn entysu'i wedd. Erys ei gymeriad prydferth Ar ei 01 yn fyw o byd Gloywa wybren ei ddylanwad A rhiuweddau byw u hyd. Gorphwys bellach yn dy wely, Mewn distawrwydd liawn, a hedd Eagyl Daw ^ydd yn castelli John, o gwmpas i dy fedd Pe na byddai careg osod, A llyth'renau ami hi, Yn geffadwriaeth uwch dy feddrod. Arno bydd fy nagrau i. Nis gall un llwynog" ganu rhagor ar un anadl, gan fod y cwn, a'r corn, a'r cj nydd, ar ei I ol, neu mi ganaswn rago? i Langeier; gwnaf I hyny yn y dyddiau nesaf yma, ps caf fyw. LLWYNOG.
PRIODAS. MORGAN — WILLIAMS. Boreu dydd Mawrth diweddaf, yn Bethesda, Abertawe, unwyd mewn glan briodas gran y Parch. E. Edmunds, Mr. William Morgan (Treboeth), a Miss Catherine Mary Williams (Treforis). Gan briodasferch yr oedd ei chwaer, Miss Maria Williams, a Miss Mary Jane Morgan, chwaer y piiodfab. Rhoddwyd y briodasferch ymaith gan Mr. John Grimstead a chan y priodfab yr oedd Mr. Griffith Thomas. Deallwn y bwriada y par dedwydd fyned i fyw yn Llanelli, ac eiddunwn iddynt ddyddiau hir a llwyddianus. Wel, fy hoff gyfaill, William O'r diwedd daliwyd di; Pa fodd digwyddodd, fachgen ? Mae'n syudod genyf fl Y fath hen 'scoler oeddyt! Ni chredais i fod un Erioed a ga'dd ei geni Allasai ddal fatb ddyn. Ond, dyna, 'rwyt yn gwenu A chwerthin am fy mhen Wrth gwrs, dyeithr oeddwn I'th Gatherine Mary wen- 'Nol gwybod am rinweddau A thlysni'th eneth fwyn, Mae'n syndodit, am amser, Wrtbaefyll y fath swyn. A chwithau Catherine Mary, Nis gall'sech wneyd yn well- Rhagorach ddyn ni chawsech Yn agos nag yn mhell; Chwi ellwch tentro'ch tynged— I fachgen da i'w fam, Tra caffo nerth a iechyd Fe'ch ceidw rhag cael cam. I Wrth ddechreu byd disgyned Bendithiou Net i chwi; Na ddeued chwa anhyfryd Na chroes dros drothwy'r ty. Doed plant i loni'r aelwyd- I droi eich byd yn gan, Ac yn y diwedd cartref Yn y Gaersalem lan.
CARDIGAN. ST. DOGMAEL'S AND REV. MEFYNYDD MORGAN. The Christian Pictorial sometime ago contained an illustrated article on St. Dogmael's, near Cardigan," of which the Rev. J. Metynydd Morgan, our versatile and well-known Welsh contributor, is vicar, and of whom we give this week a portrait, together with a biographical sketch in the vernacular. To those of our readers who cannot read Welsh, the following extract will be interesting :—■ St. Dogmael's is a typical Welsh village, inhabited chiefly by fishermen a.nd others, who earn good money and draw good food' out of the flowing river and God's great deep.' "St. Dogmael's Piiory is a historic building founded by a Norman, Martin de Tours. There still exist some remains of the church and of the Eastern buildings attached to it, as well as some curious antiquities but there is nothing pictur- esque about these ruins. The present church is an Early English structure of a modest type, and joins the Abbey grounds. The inhabitants of St. Dogmael's, who, for the moat part, are a humble folk, have for many years been blessed with exceptionally gifted religious teachers, among whom have been ReVs. Seth Jones, E. T. Jones, and other distinguished N onconformiiiit I ministers, and still the traditions of the past are well maintained. Here, too, at present, is a clergyman (the Rev. Mefynydd Morgan) whc is known throughout Wales ai a literary man of no mean order, and as a clergy- man who in religion and politics has 'the courage of his own convictions, and, when need **e, is able and willing to stand alone in defence of his principles. His sympathies are far toe wide to be confined within the limits of his particular church. He lives on the most cordial terms wit'i his Nonconformist brethren, e^E at the cost of being at times boycotted by Some of the more bigoted clergy of bis own district. He is a man of powerful personality. Such men as these are those who still commepd the Established Church in Wales to a nation that has been alienated by the bigotry of others, who in times gone by have far less worthily lj He.! similar positions. "St. Dogmael's, as already stated, is in close proximity to Cardigan, a town that took a prominent part in early days in the struggles between the Welsh and the Normans. In later times, as the capital of the county and a small port, it has been the centre of commercial activity to the surrounding country. Its religious history is in .some respects unique, numbering among its great preacners the most distinguished Welsh pulpiteers of the century. There are few districts which we ao delight to visit as this."
"Oh. dear." sighed widow Jones, "if John had only made a will there wouldn't be all this trouble about the property." Do the lawyers bother you?" "Bother me! they almost worry me to death. I declare I some- timef almost wish John hadn't died."
MAESTEG &_ DISTRICT, MAESTEG GOSSIP. [BY THE GOSSIPKR.J Many enquiries are made as to the where- abouts of the watering-carts during the boisterous weather of the past few days. They are fine looking machines,- but if any- thing goes wrong with the elaborate mecha- nism, then they are relegated to the hospital for repairs, which occupy a deal of time in getting done. However, it is of very little use possessing watering-carts if they cannot be used. The good ladies of Garth are much per- turbed as to the dresses of the children. Khaki" has become the popular colour, but great lamentation is heard among some who are afraid of other children being dressed better than theirs. This is not the fault of the dressmakers, some of whom spend many hours after dusk in teaching pupils the use of the sewing machine. The dresses in most cases reflect the highest credit upon the taste and diligence of these ladies, but the fault lies nearer home, in the choice of colour. One lady especially was very jealous, and imputed unfairness to some dressmakers, saying 'Does dim odds am fy merch i, dim ond i chwi daclu merch so and so yn grand." Cycling is a H hobby" some ladies down here have lately taken to. One, especially, keeps her best fellow" constantly on the run watching her as she paddles along, and at the risk of breaking his neck, he rushes forward with the machine to preserve her coming to grief, and so pre- serve her, if not for himself, safe and sound for some other chap. Bridgend and Garth roads are the selected cycle tracks. Our worthy friend and co-adjutor, the Yankee poet, has worn a beard for some years past, which Kruger and Steyn would have envied. His patriotism and also the remarkable resemblance to these worthies made him, the other day, to dispense with his hirsute ap- pendages. Some friends at a well-known hostelry ac- commodated him in a trice during this out- burst of patriotism, and removed portions of the beard, but this only made him resem- ble the President of the South African Republic the more. It was ultimately decided to have the whole lot off only a small "imperial" being retained, a la Bobs." He now walks erect among his fellow-men, and has no fear of being mistaken for a pro- Boerite, and like the youth, who, 'mid snow and ice," carried the honour with that strange device," his motto now is Excelsior. There is a saloon down town, and a certain room is kept select for elderly gen- tlemen only." We quite approve of such distinction, but fear the censorship" is too strict in its severity, and that age is not always the test and standard. The doctor's question is still arousing much interest in the town. It has been decided by the workmen to throw open the place to the three doctors, and already Dr. Jones and Dr. Rowlands have opened branch surgeries at Nanty- Ifyllon (not Nantyfflon, as the printer's d-l had it the other day). The former opens at a shop for some time unoccupied, opposite the Elder Bush, and the latter at Picton Square, where our agency in Nantytfyllon used to be. It is said that Dr. J £ .irby will also follow suit shortly in the same neighbourhood. Under this arrangement every workman will be able to choose his own medical men, and his poundage retained at the office and paid over to the doctor of his choice. It is to be hoped that the new arrangement will work well, and that the medical gentle- men will pull together. The workmen will be greatly benefited, and the only obstacle will be in selection, tor with such a group of able medical gentlemen it is the case with many, How happy I could be with either, were t'other dear glimmer away," Thete are runiOtlM of a very serious law suit coming off between some of the doctors, having reterence to some agreement as to the sale and purchase of the practice, and the necessity of a specific performance of agree- ment. As the case is sub judice we make no com- ments, but simply record the fact. Some folks, when they attend "tea-fights," make sure of getting their money's worth. It is said that the propensity for eating and swilling at tea parties is characteristic of a certain county in Wales, and a peculiar- ity of the people. With that we have no contention. We have heard of many folks with good appetites, who pile in Cawl erfin tragwy- ddol a chenin byth a hefyd in great quanti- ties, with a goodly supply of otfler eatables, and who thiniv it a regular picric to get good value for their money at these adver- tised tea-fights. It is often asked, Will there be a Flower Show at Maesteg in 1900? and it is suggested that instead or being at loggerheads the committees of the Flower ana Garden Pro- duce Show, and Dog and Bird Fanciers' Show, should unite and make one show a success together, instead of one strangling the other as in latter years. The game is sure to be worth the candle, isn't it r And a word to the wise is sufficient. Has our old friend the Town Crier gone to join the great majority? Many thought so trom seeing a stranger in "khaki" hat and ordinary uniform parading the town and announcing certain sales. Perhaps Ben is waiting, like the soldiers at the front, tor a new rig out betore he can put on the right about face/' Perhaps the Council will take the hint, as it is hign time to wake up in the matter. He is their servant, and tne amount paid by them 13 simply nominal, so as to give claim to his services and uniform. There was a dog at Caerau the other day which had wandered from Cynnner. it was of no particular breed, simply a mongrel, like the majority of dogs around here. It was accused of worrying sheep, and ven- geance was on ita track. A butcher from Caerau took compassion on the animal and its owners, who aid not wish their favourite to die an ignominious death, and took it in. Now that the storm respecting the sheep- worrying has blown over, the owners try all old dodge to recover it by giving informa- tion to the police of their supposed loss, and suspicions as to its whereabouts. The butcher expectm something for his kindness and trouble. fre should tancy. WTe -were up in Caerau the early part of the Week, and our attention was called to the state of one of the main drains emptying out into the river, the only drainage system the new village has. Three or four of the pipes were broken, and patched at the river only a few yards from the back doors of several houses. Open drains of this kind are the rule up here, emptying into the river when there is plenty of water in it to reach the pipes, but in dry weather festering in the sun and poi- luting the atmosphere. Another eve-sore is the drainage, from the Town Hall lavatories, the drain being high above water mark, and naturally in dry weather in a similar condition to those com- plained of above. Of course, these things will be remedied | "in the sweet by-and-bye; H. but then it is long to wait for the ott-promised drainage of the valley. We were greatly struck recently at the manner in which subscriptions to poor fellows who subsist on charity, having lost their limbs in accidents, and who cherish their independence, are to be seen about town near the hall playing organettes and siitging some of Sankey's hymns. People, like the Levites of old, pass by on tbe other side without dropping a copper; but if an Italian hurdy gurdy," or a German band came around playing Welsh airs and popular hymn tunes, they then "chip in" willingly when asked for "some- ting for de moosic." Lovers of cycling can be supplied with any amount of "bikes" upon all systems. Mr. D. Lewis James, a cyclist of no mean pretension, is opening a depot for supplying cycles at Rock-street. Mr. James is a native of the old parish," and invites the patronage of his fellow- parishioners and friends. An announcement of this bicycle reposi- tory appears in our advertising columns. Workmen's trains are now run to and from Maesteg, Cymmer and Abergwynfi, on the Great Western Railway, but some foolish fellows abuse the privilege by some fool- hardy conduct in the cars. It is to be regretted that people do not look at the advantages they get by reason of chese cheap trains to and from their daily labours, and endeavour, by their conduct, to merit a continuance of the same. We have been asked to call attention to this evil, as no notice seems to be taken of the frequent warnings given. There must be a lot of Gas shareholders on the Council, for although there was a general concensus of opinion as to the poor quality and excessive cnarge for the gas supplied as compared with other towns, yet Mr. J. H. Thomas' motion to provide the town with electric light failed to get but very scant support. MAESTEG DISTRICT COUNCIL. The usual fortnightly meeting of this Council was held at the Board room, Town Hall, on Tuesday last, at 4 p.m., Mr. T. H. ,.Boucher in the chair. There were also pre- sent Messrs. W. Griffiths, David Davies, J. H. Thomas, Edward Davies, Evan Williams, Kees Rees, F. H. Jones, D. Sims Rees, and J. Boyd Harvey, together with the Surveyor (Mr. Joseph Humphreys) and the Clerk (Mr. Robert Scale. The Surveyor produced a very elaborate report of progress during the past fortnight, and of other necessary work to be done. It was agreed to acquiesce in the claim made by Mr. T. L. Roberts as to the strip of land on his property necessary to continue the extension of the footpath from the church on. It was agreed that the Lighting Commit- tee visit the spots in High-street and West- streets, where lights are said to be required, and report. The Surveyor reported that a tender had been received from Mr. John U. Lewis for certain works at the previous Board, but somehow or other it had been mislaid and forgotten. The amount of the tender was £111 14s. 6d. He (the Surveyor) explained that it was a pure accident, and he deeply regretted the incident. The Council accepted the Surveyor's expla- nation. The Surveyor reported that Mr. William John, whose tender was accepted at the last meeting of the Council for the carrying out of the sewer Toncwd-row, declines to pro- ceed with the work, stating that he had other important jobs in hand and could not at- tend to it. The amount of his tender was JB25 Os. 9d., and it was agreed to g ve out the contract to the next lowest — Mr. John Barry, — at £36 10s. 9d., and on the motion of Mr. Boyd Harvey it was agreed not to submit any future tenders to Mr. John. The Surveyor reported that notices had been served upon the owners and occupiers of 35, Llwydarth-road to remedy structural and sanitary defects, and upon the owners of 13 and 15, Brick-row to remedy sanitary de- fects. Mr. Evan Rees had been asked to look out for two strong cart horses, about 16 hands high and six years old, about 15 cwt. each, and to bring them before the Council for in- spection. Mr. Stiles had not replied with regard to the dangerous condition of the Gable end of the stable in Station-street. Four limestone firms had been written to for tenders for the supply of road metalling, broken and unbroken, and these, together with tenders for the hire of a steam roller, were matters of interesting discussion, in which most of the members took part. Various prices were submitted by the firms for use of the roller, varying according to weight of roller from £1 2s. up to jBl 14s. That of Mr. Thomas Barnes', of Trowbridge, for two months, was accepted. Tenders for limestone and chippings were received, the latter being accepted—150 tons —the Surveyor to write to Messrs. Powell and Thomas Williams to deliver by October, at 5s. 6d. A sample of limestone was produced, but was pronounced a very inferior quality. It was suggested that the Cornelly quality should be tried. These limestone quarries belong to Messrs. North's Navigation Co. Mr. J. H. Thomas brought on his notice of motion that measures be taken to have the town lighted by electricity, and as a large company were now seeking powers to form gigantic electric works for the purpose of lighting up the valleys of South Wales, he thought advantage should be taken, in order that the district should keep abreast of other towns and districts under similar conditions, and that they should withdraw all opposition to the scheme. Mr. Thomas made an elabo- rate address in favour of his motion, which was very ably seconded by Mr. Evan Williams. A long discussion ensued, but the motion Was defeated, only the mover and seconder voting for it. Several members thought that before ven- turing or aspiring to these lofty flights, they should carry out their drainage and water schemes. 1 j< Mr. Edward Davies thought they should buy up the Gas Works. Mr. Harvey: Yes; then they would know what they were paying for. Three tenders were received for widening the bridge over the river Llynvi, in Talbot- street viz., Mr. David Morris, JE522 Os. 3d.; Mr. John Barry, J6445 8s. 9d.; and Mr. Mark Thompson, of Briton Ferry, JB762 8s. 3d. The tender of Mr. David Morris was accepted. Tenders were received for the supply of two setts of harness, that of Mr. Coleman be- ing accepted at £6 5s. per sett. Amended plans had been sent to the Local Government Board of the proposed sewerage work of the district, but no intimation had been received from head-quarters, and the question was left to the next meeting. The Surveyor reported that the contractor is now proceeding with the widening of Castle-street from St. David's Church, and that the work is progressing satisfactorily. The retaining wall in Rock-street has been commenced, and the one in Bridgend-road will be proceeded with at once; that a new foot-bridge over the river Llynvi, at Garth, has been erected, and that he has received the following notifications of infectious dis- eases during the past fortnight:—No. 3, Brick-row (diphtheria); 12, Garth-road (diphtheria); 8, Homfray-street (enteric fever); and 38, Barnardo-street (scarlatina). GLYNCORRWG SCHOOL BOARD. A meeting of this Board was held at the Board rooms at Cymmer on Thursday last, when there were present: Rev. E. Davies (chairman), Mr. E. Plummer, Dr. Hemming, Mr. Keed, Mr. Isaac Davies, Mr. Thomas Monroe, and Mr. Lambert. Miss Mary L. Lewis, Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire, and Miss M. A. Morgan, were appointed assistant mistresses at Abergwynfi. A letter was read asking for an increase of 3alary from the caretaker of schools at Aber- jwynfi, in consequence of the additional buildings. On the stiggestion of Mr. Isaac Davies, it was proposed that Messrs. T. Monroe, J. Reed and E. Plummer should visit the schools and report at next meeting. Applications were received for the post of assistant teacher at Cymmer Schools from:— Miss M. A. Rees, Railway Cottage, Glyncor- rwg; Miss Lilian Popham, Margam-street, Cymmer; Miss J. H. Rees, Brydwen-teriace, Upper Loughor; Miss M. E. Davies, Gor- Beinon; Miss Margaret Harris, 91, York- P'Mr.' IS'said they should consider the local applications, as the salary. would not permit those from a distance taking up the P°Mr!°Is'aac Davies thought the Board would have to get these young ladies under Article 58 taught to teach the children and that it would be better to have a teacher under a superior article,, as the appointments under 58 were simply on sufferance, and that it was fairer to all concerned that the teacher ap- pointed should be capable of teaching, and u of least be under Article 50, as the ^Rtltance of irresponsible teachers was a "eafSmtice to the other teachers, masters ™Anma$toS» was handed in from Mr Lewis Davies, of Cymmer Schools, that in Eh™ent of iVIafeking relief being confirmed that he should give the children a holiday The request was unanimously agreed to- The application of the young men, ch¡b, Griffin and Willie Brown, for a transference to the Maesteg Board, and rice versa, was granted subject to the approval of tne partment, but that young Brown should åll up young Griffins' place pro. tem. until tne advertisement for assistance at Cymmer Schools is filled up, as assistant master, and that the Clerk advertise, to take up office .st September. Reports from Mr. Isaac Davies corroborat- ing the report of P.C. Normanton as to damage done to schools at Abergwynfi, and suggesting the prosecution of some of these loafing lads, who revelled in damaging fences and windows, and are a source of annoyance around the schools when not working. It was ordered that prosecution take place, and that the Clerk and police carry out the necessary proceedings to sufficiently punish the offenders. An application from the Baptist congrega- tion to hold a bazaar on Sept. 27, 28 and 29, was agreed to subject to the usual rule as to cleaning and repairs. A letter was read from the clerks as to uni- form rate of salaries for teachers in Neath Union, and a request to send delegates to Conference, and asking the Glyncorrwg School Board to comply with a view to uni- formity. The idea was pooh-poohed, and was ordered to lay on the table. Dr. Hemming thought that people holding concerts, eisteddfodau, bazaars, etc., should be asked to pay a deposit in order to cover expense of damage and repairs. This was seconded by Mr. Reed, and that they deposited the sum of one guinea, upon the idea that 7s. 6d. be kept for cleaning, and that the 13s. 6d. be refunded. A letter from the Department regarding the formation of Central Classes, and that the Inspector would attend and discuss the matter with the Board, was read. A wire was read from the Inspector regret- ting his inability to attend, and suggesting the 18th or any day next week. The Clerk was instructed to write the In- spector suggesting Monday as a suitable day, at 3.15, to meet the convenience of all. A letter was read from J. M. Randall stat- ing that it was impossible to get the lease of Glyncorrwg executed, and it was not known when it could be done, as Lord Dunraven had fane to the front. An application was made by the School At- tendance Officer for a new uniform, as it was two years since one had been given him, and as the welcome news of the relief of Mafe- king had been thundered through the hills, kopjes and valleys of Cymmer, it was but right that they should comply with their faithful old servant's request, and that the new uniform be called the Mafeking suit. The Architect and Surveyor of the Board submitted his plans for additions and altera- tions; No. 1, to accommodate an additional 190 to 200 children at Cymmer; No. 2, a class-room to accommodate 40 children, and No. 3, converting the present infant school- room into a classroom for instruction of teachers and other minor matters, such as playgrounds, lavatories and drill-grounds, which required the elucidation to the Board prior to the meeting with the Inspector on Monday next. This concluded the business of the Board. THE SEASON'S RECORD OF THE MAESTEG FOOTBALL CLUB. Taking a retrospective view of the doings of the Maesteg Club tor the past season, we find that the club is fast coming into prominence. The present club was established about eight years ago. Ever since, it has been struggling onwards, and now it is one of the smartest teams round the valleys. It is composed of a lot of young players, many of them putting on the jersey for the first time this season. The commit- tee is also composed of hard working, energetic men. The team is very ably captained by D. J. Thomas, who is himself a dashing forward in the open, and a hard worker in the scrimmage. The openiDg match of the season proved disastrous for the boys," as they were defeated by Roath by 1 goal 2 trys to 1 try (11 points to 3). How- ever, cn the following Saturday they tools it out of Cow bridge by whacking them to the tune of 36 points to love. This magnificent victory was followed up, for in their next match they vanquished Penygraig by 10 points to nil. Their next opponents were Lhe Cardiff Mackintosh boys, whom they made rings around, putting up a score of 50 points to nil. Our next match was at Poi,tyclun, where the reteree allowed the game to be played in almost total darkness, aud where we met with our second defeat by 11 points to nil. Another defeat followed on the following Satur- day, when Abcravon paid us a visit and bea.t us by 11 poin LS to 3. Now came another turn in the tide, for following our game with Aberavon, we made a pleasant journey to Carmarthen, where we had a pleasant game and a very enjoyable time, made all the more joyous by our victory, for at Carmarthen we scored six points, wuereas our opponents failed to notch a point. Our next match was the return one with Poutyclun, and then the boys wiped out their previous defeat bv 8 points to nil. Our old opponents, Bridgend, next paid us a visit, and with them we made the first araw of the season, Atter this match we had a series of disappointments in teams not turning up, but on Boxing Day, the boys suffered defeat for the second time this season at the hands of the Aberavon boys, score, 19 points to nil. How- ever, nothing daunted, the toliowing day they journeyed to Bridgend, and played on a rather hard ground. The game only lasted about twenty minutes, but in that short space of time the boys scored 3 trys to nil, and, on the following Satur- day, December 31st, they defeated Whitchurch by 11 points to 3. Up to the end of the year, they had played 12 matches, won 7, lost 4, and drawn 1. Commencing the new year they defeated Grangetown by 9 points to 5, and followed this up by whacking Tondu by 16 points to nil. The next match was played at Treherbert on JaDuary 20th, where we were defeated by 8 points to 3. On February 10th we p.ayed our third match with Briagend and again beat them by 9 points. As February 17th was an open date, a match was arranged with the pick of the Maesteg League, and this team was defeated by 15 points to 3. Abergwynfi got 46 points to 3 put on against them. Then came the one big blot on the sheet. The team journeyed to Whitchurch minus eight men, and got terribly whacked by 26 points. Pontyclun again were beaten by 9 points. This was followed by beating Tondu on two consecutive Saturdays by b and 16 points respectively. The season was nON rapidly drawing to a. close, as only three more matches were to be played, viz., Bridgend, Mountain Ash and Aberavon; Bridgend we beat by 8 points, while Mountain Ash just managed to score 2 tries against us at Mountain Ash on Easter Monday. The last match was at Aberavon, and, of course, great interest was taken in this game. A good number of supporters followed the team down, and were not disappointed in their pets, as they played a. great game, which ended in a draw. This season has been the most successful that the Maesteg team has had, but a good fixture list has been prepared for next season, and with nearly all the old players avail- able, things look rather rosy. Appended is the list of matches played and the points scored :— Opponents Points fcr. Against G. T. Pts. G. T. Pts. Roath 0 1 3 1 2 11 L. Cowbridge *5 4 36 0 0 0 W Penygraig 2 10 0 0 0 W Cardiff Mac's 4 10 50 0 0 0 W I Pontyclun 0 0 0 1 2 11 L 1 Aberavon 0 1 3 1 2 11 L Carmarthen *1 1 6 0 0 0 W Pontyclun 1 1 8 0 0 0 W Bridgend. 0 1 3 0 1 3 D i Aberavon 0 0 0 2 3 19 L Bridgend 0 3 9 0 0 0 W Whitchurch 1 2 11 0 1 3 W Grangetown *2 1 9 1 0 5 W Tondu 2 2 16 0 0 0 W Treherbert 0 1 3 1 1 3 L League 0 5 15 0 1 3 W Abergwynfi 10 0 46 0 1 3 W Roath *5 ] 26 0 0 0 W Whitchurch 0 0 0 4 2 26 L Pontyclun 0 3 9 0 0 0 W Tondu 0 2 6 0 0 0 W Tondu *3 2 19 0 1 3 W Bridgend 1 1 8 0 0 0 W Mountain Ash 0 0 0 0 2 6 L Aberavon. 0 1 3 0 1 3D Total Points 324 115 *Denotes penalty goals, dropped goals, &c. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Friday morning Mr. Thomas Williams, residing with his parents at Treharne-row, proceeded as usual to his work at Coegnant Colliery, where he was employed in cutting coal. It appears that Williams went into the face to commence work, when the clod from above the coal gave way and fell upon the poor fellow, killing him instantaneously. SHOP ASSISTANTS' UNION. — On Tuesday evening the members of the above Union met at their headquarters, A 1 Church-street, when one of the items of business was a re- solution asking all shopkeepers to close their shops on the day that Mafeking will be relieved. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The anniversary services in connection with Carmel Indepen- dent Chapel were held on Sunday and Mon- day last, and as usual the spacious edifice was crowded at each service with attentive audiences. This year's preachers Were the Revs. —. Roberts, Rhosllanerchrugog, —. Jones, Bethesda, and —. Evans, Salem, 'Merthyr Tydvil. The collections were very ■liberal. LOCAL SUCCESSES.—The following pupils of Miss May Griffith, L.L.C.M., have been successful in passing the recent examination. In the London College of Music, Miss Edith May Jones gained the certificate for piano- forte in the Primary section, and Miss M. A. Arnold, pianoforte in the Intermediate section, 1st Class. At the Local Centre Examination of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music, Miss Nellie Whitcombe has just gained the certificate for pianoforte playing, and also the certificate for theory and harmony. On Monday last our noted tenor, Mr. William Williams Gwilym Fyllon," and his equally noted and promising baritone, Mr. David Williams, of Penygraig, sucoeeded in win- ning the prize for the duet" Lie treigla'r Caveri" at the eisteddfod at Abercynon. It appears these two friends are very success- ful in this duet, having recently secured the prize four times out of five competitions. MUSICAL CLASSES. — The musical classes under the sanction of the Technical Instruc- tion Committee of the County Council held their examination at the Plasnewydd Central Schools last week. All the students—59 in number—turned up for the examination conducted by R. Lloyd Jones, Esq., of Llan- trissant. All the members of the class were pupils of Mr. Samuel Davies, G. and L. The following evening the class had a social tea at the Plasnewydd Infant Schools, the young ladies of the class and the school teachers presiding at the tables. PATRIOTISM.—Mr. E. Milward, of Aber- avon, is in a very patriotic mood just now, as the following lines of his composition will shew: — ENGLAND IS ENGLAND STILL. There are those in the dear land of England Who would glory in England's shame; And England agairt has loyal men, These are the sons of the brave old sires, With true British heart and will; And the world shall know, Be it friend or foe, That England is England still. Chorus:— Then a song and a cheer for England, And he may refuse who will; But the world shall know, Be it friend or foe, That England is England still. There are those in the dear land of England, With a hard and horny hand, Who toil and spin for the bread they win, But they honour and enrich our land; Their brawny arms and loyal hearts, And bound in the mine and the mill, And their actions show, to friend and to foe That England is England still. Chorus:— Then a song and a cheer for old England, And a cheer for her glorious past; May the nations, three, in close unity, Abide while the world shall last; And he who dare divide that bond By treachery, or with his skill, We shall stand as a foe, And the world shall know That England is England still. Chorus:— SARON CHAPEL.—The lease of this place of worship having recently expired, after some delay a renewal lease has been granted by the ground landlord, Mr. Henry Lewis, of Green Meadow, and it is now the intention of the church and congregation to greatly improve and extend it. A schoolroom or vestry will be built alongside of it at the bottom of Dyffryn-row, capable of holding at least 400 to 500 people, and the chapel itself will be extended about 18 feet to the present boundary wall, and the inside seats, galleries, pulpit, etc., will be dismantled and renovated. The front will also be consider- ably altered, and a porch formed extending over the graves, between the present en- trances, and a new entrance thus formed and staircases leading therefrom to the galleries. The whole of the outside is to be cemented, and the boundary walls of the burial ground rebuilt. When completed, and standing on an eminence as it does, it will be one of the most imposing places of worship in the Valley. NEW SCHOOLS. — The new Infant schools at Caerau have been commenced. Mr. Evan Evans (Foel) and Mr. Stephen Lewis are the contractors. Mr. Lewis is on the spot with a gang of men taking out the foundations. They will be erected in a pleasant spot a little above the Blaenllynvi Hotel, alongside the new road leading to Mount Pleasant and Blaencaerau. The great increase of inhabi- tants at Caerau and Blaenllynvi, consequent upon the development of the great Caerau Colliery of North's Navigation Company, renders it imperative on the School Board to increase its accommodation for the child- ren attending the schools.
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WHERE TO GO NEXT SUNDAY? Iu is earnestly hoped those who are responsible for the supply of the Pulpit at the various Churches, Chapels, and other places of meeting, will assist in making this weekly list as complete and accurate as possible. Particulars for publication in the current wee1(s issue of The Cambrian" should reach the office (5S, Wind- street, Swansea) not later than Wednesdau evening, but corrections may be made up to IS noon Thursday. Oystermouth rarisd Church-Holy (Communion, 8.30 Matins, 11 a.m.; Evensong and Sermon, 6.3o p.mj Newton-Roly Communion, 8.30 a.m.; Eveusonf. 6.30 p.m. Blackpill-Holy Communion, 11 a.m.; Evensong 6.30. p.m. Cockett Ohllrch-Rev. D. Roderick, 11 and 6.30 School, ROMAN CATHOLIC St. David's, Swansea—Masses, 8, 9 30, 11; Vespers and Benediction, 6.JU; Father Gwydir, 9.30 and 6.30; lather Hurley, 11 a.m. St. Joseph's, Swansea—First Mass, 8JO: Second Mass. 9.4a; Mass and Sermon, by Rev. Father O'Hare, II; School and Benadiction, 3.30; E?euiug Service and Sermon, 6.30. BAPTISTS: Carmarthen-road—Rev. Isaac Lloyd, 11 and 6.30 Gorse-lane, Swansea—Rev. W. Thomas, B.A., castor. 11, 2 <te 6.30. s Mouut Pleasant, Swansea Anniversary Services — Preacher: Rev. John Thomas, AI.A., Liverpool, at 11 and 6.30; also on Monday at 7.30. Helen's, Swansea—Rev. J. W. Causton, at 11 and 6.30. MounL Calvary, Danygraig-Rev. W. Harold Davies. 11 an4 6.3U. York-place-Rev. Cry fab Davies, Cardiff, 11 and 6.30. Memorial Cltapel, Swansea—Rev. Dr. J. VV. WiUianM, 11 6.30. COiS GREGATICWAL: Carmarthell-road, Bwausea-Rev. J. Phillips, 11 and 0.30; 81:0001, 2.30. r » • » Pentrechwyth—Sermon, 10.30 and 6 School, 2.30. Fabians Bay St. Thomas-Rev. J. Matthews, U. and 6.3U 8chool, 2.3u. Castle-street, Swansea-Rev. T. Sinclair Evans, 11 and 6.30. St. P..uPs, St. Helen's-road — 11 and 6.30; School, 2'45. Waiter-road, swausea— Rev. Evan Jenkins, 11 and 6.30 Countess ot Huntingdon, St. Helen's-road—Kev. I Henerie Allen, li and 6.30. CHRISTADELPHlAlf Bene Vud-street, Swansea—Reading Scripture 11 school, 2.ta Gospel o £ the Kingdom, 6,30. METHODISTS: Alexandra-road, Swansea—Rev. J. M. Saunders. M.A. 11 and 6.3o. Argyte.^oc.^ jielen's-road—Rev R. T. William^ Bethei, Manseltou—Rev. J. L. Jones, 11 and 6. Hebron, St. 'fuouias—Forward Movement; Rev. Frank Jackson, 11, 2.30, and 6.30. Primitive Methodi t, fell-street Sunday School Auniversary Rev. A. Johnson, 11 and 6.ao; Children's Service, 2,45. Rhyddiugs, Swausea—Anniversary Services-Freacher Rev. teter H. Griffiths, n, 3 ana <j 30 1 errace Road Swausea-Ratf-yearly Meetings, Preacher, Rev. D. M. Rees, Tredegar, lL, 3.0 and 6.30. PRESbYTMKIAN: St. Andrew's, St. Helen's-road.—Rev. D. Connor, U and 6.30. UNITARIAN High-street, Swansea.—Rev. W. Tudor Jones, 11—Sub- ject: What is right living;" and 6.30—(Subject: "A plea tor churches to^sbow trust deeds and confessions of f.ilh." WESLEYANS: Brunswick Chapel, St. Helens-road — Sunday School Anniversary—Preacher 1(ev. Thomas Wauah, 11. 3 and 6.30. We-loy \Jilapel, College-street-htv. T. F. Rawtines, 11;. Rev. W. H. Chauimings, 6.30. Muwules-Rev. S. n. PuUiips, 11; Rev. T. F. Rawlimrs, 6.30. 0 r Sketty — Rev. W. H. Chauimings, 11; Rev. S. II. Phillips, 6.30. Dunvant—Mr. W. Tucker, 6. Murton-Mr. Button, 11 and 6. Morriston-Mr. D.u, Morgan, U; Mr. Hitching fi Laudo^e —Mr. S. Bevan, 11; Air. J. Morgan 6 clydach—Mr. Cnarles, il Mr. farmee, 6. Friends' Meeting House, High-street, swausea. Albert Hall, Swansea—Rev. Oscar T. Snehiug, 11 and ö.:JO. Young Men's Christian Association, Dynevor-Dlace— Bible Class, 3 to 4. MAESTEG. CHURCH: St. Cynfelyn's, Caeran-Holy Communion, 9; Rev. L. James, M.A., Curate, li and 6. Daily at 8.30 and 7. St. Peter's—Rev. S. Griffiths, Curate, 1L and 6 St. Michael's—Rev.S. u. Hill, M.A., Curate, 11 and 8. 1St. David's (Welshj—Rev. T. Williams Jones, Curate. 11 and 6. Garth—Rev. E. Davies, B.A., Curate, 11 and 6. ROMAN CATHOLIC Rev. Father Tuunary, Mass, 9 and 11; Vespers and! Sermon, 6.30. BAPTISTS: Noddfa Caerau-Rev. T. M. Reed, 10.30 and 6. Caersalem-Rev. W. Morgan, lu.30 and 6. Hope—Rev. T. Roberts, i0.3u and 6. Salem—Rev. D. C. Howells, 10.ao and 6. Bethel—Pastor, H. Harding, 11 and 6. Zion—Rev. W. E. Thomas, 11 and 6. Tabernacle—Rev, T. Teigiun Richards, 10.30 and 6. Bethania—Rev. Iorwerth Jones, 10.30 and 6. Calfaria, Garth—Rev. Robert Allen, 10.30 and 6. CONGREGATIONAL Seion, Caerau—Rev. J. Morris, 10.30 and 6. Dyffryn Mr Dau Evans, student, Memorial College- Brecon, lu.30 and 6. Biloh-Rev. T. Br}u lhomas, 10.30 and 6. darou-Hey. — Davies, Gowerton, 10.30 and 6. Zoar—Rev. IJ. Williams, 10.30 aud 6. IJarlllel-Rev. W. B weu, 10.3u and 6. Engllsh-Rev. J. G. Williams, 11 and 6. Eoenezer, uarth—Rev. R. Walters, 10.30 and 6. Noddfa, Garth—Rev. D. Jiorris, lu.OD and 6. CALVINISTIC METHODIST: Heimon—Cyiarfodydd Pregethu Sul a'r Lluu, 10 30 2 a 6, y adau ddiwrnod. Pregethwyr: Parch. Evan Phillips, Castell Newydd Emhn. a — Jones, Mountain Ash. Tabor—Uev. W, H. Thomas, pastor, 10.30 and 6. Libanus, Garth-Rev, — Thomas, 10,30 and 6. Trinity Church, Nantyfifylion — Rev. W, T. Griffiths, ll and 6. Vestri y Methodistiaid, Oymmer.—Parch. D. Thorne Evaus, Abertawe. WESLEYAN: Mr. Scott, Tyuewydd, 11 and 6. COMING EVENTS. .^kit-Sunday and Monday, June 3rd and 4th, Jubilee Pafrv VAT^Sapy at 5et £ anla- Preachers: Dr. A. 3. AN"?*. D^LESKZRIAH,IEN"RUEAD8' BETBESDA' SwaDl.lea;. aua T. DavIes, Morlah, Pentre.