DAN OLYGIAETH CYMRO'R CAMBRIAN." Y GLORIAN FARDDOL. GYDA'R BEIEDD. Dewi Samlet.Y mae "Pale mae'r Cyfeill- ion" yn lied dlwa a naturiol, ond nid yw "Mi a'th welais yn fy mreuddwyd" cystal. Nid yw'r syniadau mor eglur ag y carwu iddynt fod. Ceisiwch astudio lleoliad yr h," a pheidiwch a sillgolli ar ol cydsaiu. "David Jones, Treboeth," yn rhoi Awdl ar Ddedwyddwch i ni. Nia gwn ai hen ai ieuanc yw y bardd hwn, ond os mai ieuanc, coeliaf y cawn glywed rhywbeth yn yehwaneg am dano cyn hir fel bardd. Y mae eisoes wedi rhoddi i'r Cambrian linellau tlyaion oni y mae y ffaith y medr gyfansoddi Awdl ddiwall yn dyweyd yn achel am dano. Y mae yn yr awdl bon rai darnan cywrain a gat'aelgar, eraill dipyn yn anystwyth a diafael. Fel eytanwaith y mae yn dda iawn. Well done, Dafydd. Y CLORIANWE.
Y BEIBL. BHODD rasol er head ir oesau-yw'r Beibl, Daeta i'r byd a'r "goiaa A thaerion Ysgrytbyran- Y mae nef yn eu mwynhau. Ton-Pentre. CENIECH. Y CRISTION. DEIL ei waith-y duwiol waa—yn ei Grist A'i grog a wel urddas Iaith anwyl y berthynas A ddawn gryf o foddion gras. Y GWKTHGILIWE. GWBTHGILIWB yw'r gwr digariad—dry'i gefn Mewn drwg hwyl ar Ge;dwad; A'i nwyd, drwy'r cyfnewidiad, All wBeyd twyll o wen y Tad. Y PWLPTJD. i. BWLPUD hen. Y mae prydferthwch Yn dy symledd di o hyd, Lie daw'r nefoedd a'i hytrydwch Yn gytlawnder byw i'r byd Bwriad Duw yn deffro calon Drom, ac oer, y ddaear ddu, A meddyliau pererinion Seion, roddant arnat fri. II. BWLPCD glan. Er dy lychwino Drwy gyfnodau pradd cyn hyn, Mae gogoniant yn blodeuo Ar dy hanes aanetaidd-wyn Tona drosot gyfareddol Gyfrinachau'r byd a ddaw," A thaugnefedd y Tragwyddol Sy'n dy warohod ar bob llaw. III. Bwlpud hardd—a chysegredig Lwyfan i genadon Duw, I ysbrydoedd cystuddiedig, RaDu'r gras sy'n cadw'n. fyw; Apostolion dy anrhydedd Sy'n goleuo nosau'r byd, Ac yn llewyrch y Gwirionedd Mae eu llwybrau'n raa i gyd. IV. Bwlpud aanctaidd. Hardd yw'r dyrfa Ddringodd dy asgynia aeml, Ti yw'r cyaegr sancteiddiola Addurn ardderchoca'r Demi; Bwlpud anwyl-bydd anwyldeb Llawer bron Gymreig ar dân, Ar heuldiroedd anfarwoldeb," A dy enw'n ddefnydd can. Ton-Pentre. CENECH.
PRIODASGERDD I Mr. John Davies (Farm), Heol Lis, Llansamlet, A Miss Ruth Bowen, St. Thomas, ger Abertawe. i. I JOHN a Ruth hawdd canu can, Mae'r ddau yn ddeuddyn hapns, Mae'r ddau a'u cymeriadau'n lan, Mae r ddau yn hynod aerchua; Aeth John yn mhell i dir hen lane," Ond gwyliodd Ruth ei gamrau, Ma.e'r ddau a rhywbeth yn y bane, A serch yn eu calonau. II. Sibrydai llawer na wnai John Briodi byth un feinwen, Fe gafodd pynyg hon a hon," Ond enill wnaeth Ruth Bowen Pan welodd Ruth cyneuodd tan, Yn raddol, yn ei tynwes, Aeth ati fel hen garwr glan, A d'wedodd wrthi'i negea. III. Dywedodd ei fod wedi byw Yn hir ar dir hen lanciau, Ac nad oedd bywyd rhai'n ond rhyw Anialwch oer, diflodau; Fod dyffryn hen Eseciel ?ynt— Hen dir yr esgyrn syehion," Yn debyg lddo-heb na gwynt Na gwlaw; ond asglodyddion. IV. Dywedodd ei fod ef am fun I'w loni yn ei adfyd- Fod dau yn llawer gwell nag un I ymladd brwydrau bywyd; Ei fod ef wedi teimlo'n siwr Mai hi oedd yn ei daro; Y gwnelai iddi eitbaf wr— Y cawaai bobpeth ganddo. v. Pan glywodd Ruth y geiriau hyn A'i chalon dyner grynai, A thros ei airiol wyneb gwyn Gwrid cochliw a ymdaenai; Fe deimlodd hi yn ugeiriau John Onestrwydd pur a chariad, Dywedodd-" Y mae'r galon hon I chwi heb unrhyw oediad." VI. Mae John a Rnth yn 1J,n yn awr, Ni welir dau mwy airiol Ar nos eu hanes torodd gwawr Y bywyd priodaaol: Eu bywyd yma fyddo'n wyn Dan fendith Duw y duwiau, A chartref iddynt wedi hyn Yn ngwlad yr anr delynau. J. S.
PA LE MAE'R CYFEILLION? i. PA le mae cyfeillion boreuol fy oes ? CyfeiUion dilwgr, caredig, diloes Rhai wedi marw, a'r lleill ar eu hyat, Fel gwawrddydd gymylau a yrodd y gwynt. II. Pa le mae'r cyfeillion, a'r brodyr i gyd ? Fu'n myned a dyfod o'r eglwys yn nghyd Mae rhai yn yr eglwys a olchwyd yn wyn, Ac eraill fel finau yn eglwys y glyn. in. Plio le mae y fynwes yn fwynaidd a fn, Fel noddfa gwarcheidiol yr angel i mi; Ah torwyd y gadwen, newidiwyd y wedd, A'r fynwes fu'n gynhea, sy'n oer yn y bedd. IV. Pa le mae y tadau Crist'nogol a fu, Yn rhwyfo fel cewri yn erbyn y Hi' ? Maent heddyw yn moli, uwch gofid y byd, Lle mae'r gwaredigion a'u Prynwr yn nghyd. MI A'TH WELAIS YN FY MREUDDWYD. I. MI a'th welais yn fy mreuddwyd, A dy wel'd 'rwyf 'nawr bob dydd, Ac mae rbywun al nai'n tremio Yn y pellder, er yn nghudd Gwelaf gwmwl, fel pe'n nofio, Sydd a darlun pur o'th wedd, D'wed, A wyt ti yn fy ngharu? Yn dy fynwes, teyrnas hedd. II. Lie mae afon bur, rhedegog, I for bywyd, gwlad heb fedd, Gwlad o wynfyd hardd ac hyfryd, Fy hoff gartref clyd a'm Bedd; Dyma'r hafan da wel, lonydd, Yr angoraf er dy fwyn, Gorsaf fan i rn jzwneyd yn ddedwydd, Rho dy ateb er fy mwyn. III. Dywed imi, Wyt ti'n cofio Dy add:jwid ar y d'iol ? Y tro cyntaf y cofleidiaist Fi n dv fynwea, cynbes gol; O co3^ici.i 'nawr dy garitid, Sydd a'i fwriad a'i holl fryd Ar dy eael yn gwhl icido, Tyr'd fy Ngwen, gwna'n wyn fy myd. DEWI SAMLET.
CTFLAFAN SPION KOP. l i. DEINGODD y ddeulu i'r trum aruchel- Spion heddyw sy'n llwyfan rhyfel; Ysbryd y frwydr wefreiddia pob calon— Dialedd a dewrder m°wn ymdrech greulon. Luoedd diatalcynefin mewn brwydrau- I Mae pum' Cyfandir yn gwylio eu camrau. Arwyr diofn goreuon y gwledydd— Gwawdiant gynddaredd, heriant eu gilydd. I II. Oedi mae'r nifwl rhwng bryniau Affrig, A'r haul yn euddio ei wen garedig. Dyna'r frwydr yn dechren dyna dwrf ofnadwy, Myrdd o ergydion angeuol yn tramwy Fel corwynt gwallgot! Y megnyl raidrant Eu mellt-belenau a'r milwyr a ruthrant Ar sodlau eu gilydd. Meirch a marchogion Yn garnau clwyfedig, a chyfyd 11 won Geneuan llygredig. Cynydda'r meirw 0 bob tu'r bryn. Mae magnel yn galw Ar fagnel i greu trychitieb-ymollwng Cawodau o dan i'r blwng argyfwng Brwydra pob dewr yn dryblith penrhydd, Syrthiant, a threngant yn ngwaed eu gilydd. Nwydau'n taranu eu dychryrdadau Yn gymysg a thwrw myrdd o gyflegrau! Llethir gwroniaid gan bangfeydd, Chwythir hen greigiau yn llwchfeydd. Dyna ffrwydriad chwim Dyna'r eco'n ateb Dyna dorf o eneidiau yn nhragwyddoldeb Cerdda eco'r hirdrwst byddarol Nes siglo corynau'r clogwyni oesol: Chwelir y rhengoedd, a phoetha'r frwydr Yn mhoeihder y dydd-" Uffern ar grwydr," Yn difa bywydau gore'r byddinoedd, Tra'a anfarwoli gorseddau cenhedloedd III. Cerddodd deuddydd llwythog o adfyd Cenedl heibio i'r ornest waedlyd Bostied Kruger ei goncwe-t hynod, A Phrydain a gofia'i melldithiol ddyrnod. IV. Woodgate arwrol t Mentraist i wyceb Angau'n herleiddol, ond anfarwoldeb Geiaw dy teddrod, drwy ferw'r oesau Yn gysegredig a gwaed dy frwydrau. Thoruycrott hyl Arddunol dy fri, Mae bendith dy wlad ar dy orchest di, Warren feiddgar Gwae dy drybini," Medd haner ceuedl—heb gofio'th egni. Driawd ardderchog Pa bryd y diflana Gogoniant eu brwydau droa Ryddid Britannia ? Ton-Pentre CliNECH.
♦ DEDWYDDWCH. DEDWYDDWCH pur, O eglura'r—der hoen Ar dy rudd chwareua; Ai Duw heb lid y di-bia Ydyw hanfod dy Wynfa? Yn ei heddweh ymlonydda—y byd, O'i boen ymddyrehafa; Nef mewn hedd orfoledda Yn iach don dedwyddwch da. Yma gwelaf y ddwyfolaf Arwedd lanaf arwyddluniol, Fythol egyr i mi ystyr Ansawdd ddifyr mynwes ddwyfol. Swynaf urddas nef harddwch-haul wenan Y Duwdod weddau ydyw dedwyddwch; Mae niwl am ein haul yma—net hapus Ein Ner daionus yn bur dywyna. Rhin a sain rhan o'i swynion—a gafwyd Yn dew ar aelwyd y daearolion Ond holl nerth ei brydferthion—waagarwyd Er enfawr aelwyd yr anfarwolion. 0 fewn hoen ei fwynianau-agorir Ei gariad dryeorau, I arllwya Ner bleserau Mewn pur hedd mae yn parhau. 0 der fwyniant yr afonydd-mawl di atwr Hapns gwyd i Awdwr pysgod dedwydd. Hyuod hedd pwy'n ddedwyddach Wrth well byd na'r brithyll bach ? Pert nofiwr hylaw llawen-un dyddan Mewn dedwyddwch dilen O'r wych hwylfawr iach elfen Drwy ei oes bydd droa ei ben. Ewch i brofi bach bryfyn-cysurua, lë, enwog hapua yw y prifgopyn. 0 fyd da heb ofid dyn Yw y braf hoew bryfyn A 'stor o anian gorhoen luniad greddf lon'd ei groen. Y dryw bach a dry ei big I anadlu mwyn odJig; I'w fri'n gu cana'r frongoch Ei rin glan a'i arian gloch Rhyw ehedydd ar aden 0 awn ein hoes yn y nen Fola drwch dedwyddwch da, A'i la wen haleliwia;" Daw y fflwch ddedwyddweh dine 0 awn hirbell sain eurbinc; Iach emyn aderyn dn, Y digwyniad ei ganu, Sy'n gan awynol orfoledd O'r Ion hwyl ar Iwyn o hedd; A'r fronfraith ei hiaith o hyd Yw, doed eiddo dedwyddyd, Yn feddiant oes heb groesal1 I fyw yn hawdd o'i fwynhau. Mor glir yw'r unawd firain A'r hedd sydd i'r eos sain Hoen loewa ei halawon, A chywydd brwd chwydda'i bron, O'r llais iach arllwyaa hedd Gwir felus ei gorfoledd, Naturiol bengantores, Heb un rhith ar ben y rhea. Dedwydd nwynant dyr o foliant Mwyn ei Uoniant mewn llawenydd, Hyd ei gyrfa hi berora, j Minau dania mewn dywenydd. Yn swyn byw y son a bar, Am hudol anthem adar. Llef brwdfrydedd byw orfoledd, Enwog goledd uniawn galon, A ddisgyna o'r goedwigfa Fel hoaonma." fil ei awynion. Hoen i waith pan yn nythu A fedda'r cain adar on; Er, eto yn hyfrytach Cawn eu byd a'u cywion bach." I fyw hwyl coedwigfa hedd, Llew yr awn a llwyr hoenwedd. 'E geir haf o ddigrifwch—i'w anian Ar unig ddiffaethwch; Hen niwlog anialwch—iddo'n ddiau Leda i dneddau yn wlad dedwyddwch. Oen a lanwa a'i lonwch-hedd effro'i Burfyd hyd eiddo borfa dedwyddwch; Yn rhodio'n ei dir hwylua—ar feddwi Yn uniawn yni ei anian boenns. Adda mewn bri'n wyn fel Rhinwedd—yn nawdd Dedwyddwch diddiwedd; Yn dra iach pelydrai hedd 0 riniau ei wirionedd. Yn hafle'i hardd gyflwr-Adda wenodd, Yma 'e rodiodd yn ymerawdwr. 10 Efa fwyn braf ei bri-byd weddau Dedwyddwch yn moli; Yn ei dydd a'i henaid iach, Yn lanach na'r goleuni. Efa lan ei hanea—trof yn fynych Yma, er edrych ar ymerodrea. Hwy ar Eden awenau-yn ieuainc, A bywiog gyneddfau, Yn orwynion eu rhiniau Ddododd lor yn ddedwydd ddau. Dynoliaeth yn sarn-0 erchyll garDedd I Ing welwa delw-yn nghol dialedd! Mwy yr hil" gymyag a marwol gamwedd I wae blwng ymollwng yn ei malledd Erchyll hagrweh ei llygredd-fel ing saetb, Y rai hyf alaeth i'r nef orfoledd Pan yn mhla. mawr y camwedd, Yn niwl bai ar ddelw bedd- Torodd gwawr y tiroedd gwell—i'n byd ni, Yn fad oleuni o fywyd linell. Ei lewyrch a oleuai-y galon, A'r golwg adfywiai Yn nhir ei boen er y bai, Dan ei lewyrch dyn loewai. Daeth i farwol rbyw anfarwol Nef ddigonol feddyginiaeth Rhyw lttweroedd ddaw i nefoedd, Heddwch diroedd iachawdwriaeth. Wele daeth ein Gwaredydd—drwy'i Enw Mae'n byi yn hoew mewn bywyd newydd. Dedwyddwch pur naturiol I ny'h ein hoes ddaeth yn ol; Heddyw 'e gawn ddigoredd 0 hwyl ia^h v teddy Hoi hedd Heb :id mwy a blodeu moes Yn wynion drwy ein heinices; Yn deula byw achubol-a difyr, Yn leau, brodyr, yn lan yabrydol. Eto y dyn at ei Dad A'r fonwea yn erfyniad, A dry mewn hedd i wledda Ar nef Ion fendithion da Dedwydd fudd yn ddiluddias feydd i'w gri with orsedd gras. Ein hanwyl Iesu bywyd Achubwr Leda'i ras haeddol i wael droseddwr Efe luneiddia hen aflonyddwr Gelynol, yn tnddiol dangnefeddwr; Gwna ddyn yn hedd goleddwr-lesu mad I enaid o'i gariad yn Adgyweiriwr. Ddedwyddwch mwyn! mor swynol Yw i ni ei gael yn ol Hcb ball ei wedd sy'n pellhau Gelyniaeth o gaionau; Bydd tawel i hen elyn A nef iach efe a iyn; Yn gafael yn y ^ofid A'i hedd braf a'i lladd heb wrid; Dryllia had byd drallodau A mawr rym i'w marwhau 0 ddaw'r gwaeledd o'r galon Yn llwyr yn ei wenaullon. A thwrf rhyfel dawela Yn iach dwif dedwyddwch da; Yn ol daw at gynal dyn A pharod hedd offeryn- Arfau halog rhyfela I fyd <■;VJT yn arfau da Liawer mam iawn gawn yn gwau A magu'u ol magnelan I Fel dau lane yn ymbrancio Wrto y llyn mae arth a llo Y Hew a'r oen yn llwyr rydd- 0 galon gyua.'u gilydd Syn banes-dafad iesin Yn chwaer y blaidd chwerw blin 0 adeg Ion I aynion dig Yn wyl, hynawa, fel oenig. Hwn a'i fri sydd yn y fron Yn goron i wladgarwch; Gwylia'n ddoeth o galon dda A nodda'r wlad a heddweh. lawn agored wen dyngarweh Ddaw yn erddi o wyn-harddweh, Hyd ei weddau tyf dedwyddwch Nodda ddynion u'i ddyddanweh. Un gwir hael, 'e garia hedd-mewn rhoddion A dwyma gaion y diymgeledd. Nef anian, un lan heb loes-byw hwyliog Heb waeledd y drygfoes; A ther rin gwna'th hir einioes Fel y fyw aefolaf oes. Hapus angel! I'th nef dawel Iach yw'r awel orwych rywiog, I'r "llane eirian Dnw ei hunan Ddododd anian ddeawydd enwog. Achubol urddasolion, A'r goreu fri ger Ei tron Yn y FARN mor wyn a'r nef o'u harddweh Blodeua teddweh heb ol dyoddef! Duw a'u geilw gyda'u gilydd-fel plant I wynaf loniant y nef iawenydd. 0 fri—drwy'i Frawd o aur fro Da ei natur y dyn eto Wnaed; heb lid, enaid di-bla, Heb loes oer, i blesera Yn nwyf iach y nef uchod, Ar aelwyd hedd ar ol dod 0 fyd cas, yn yfed cysur Y mwynaf barch mewn nef bar. Ei anian hen hono aeth A'i delw o fodolaeth. Hapus, hoenus, gorfoleddus, A molianua yw miliynau O'u persemedd liif hyirydedd Mel hyawdledd mil o odlau. Cawsant hyfryd ddwyfol fywyd Llawn o iechyd ilawenychol, Gweled leau fu'n gwaredu Dyn en canu'n dan acenol. "leau, Iesu, 'rwyt yn ddigon," dona Yn afon enfawr o fewn y Wynfa Yn dirf o'r llesiant y dorf arllwyaa Yn felus aeiniol nefol Hosana," Un erfawr berorfa—i'r Iesu'n glir- A'u hwyl a loewir a'u Haleliwia." Dyma wlad o ddiolehiadau-didor Mewn dedwydd folianu, Ar eiliad o'r hwyliau-engyl gydiant A'r iach hwyl aoraut drwy'r uchelderau. Haleliwia loew'r Wynfa, lddo ddeua yn ddiddiwedd; Dwyfol deulu a'r holl allu Yn anadlu tan hyawdledd. leau, leau, dy folianu Am ein earn mwy yw'n coron, Ti a'th riniau fydd anthemau Euiawr hwyliau anfarwolion. Irog ranau rhagarweiniol O'i hwyl aeiniol a ol sonir, Naf ar danau'i nef ordeiniol Lawn o gleiniol enwog lonir; Hwn ar weiniol luoedd breiniol Yn gyweiniol iawn goronir, LI a adeiniol nef fireiniol O'i wledd geiniol a ddigonir. Yn enfawr hwyl y Gwynfyd Dedwyddwch llawn gawn i gyd Pur o do a tra pery Duw—trwy'r holl wlad Elfen addoliad lifa yn ddiluw Treboeth. DAVID JONES.
SILOH NEWYDD, GLANDWR. Cynaliodd yr eglwys uchod ei heisteddfod flynyddol noa Nadolig, Tachwedd 25ain, pryd y llywyddwyd gan y Parch. R. Thomas, y gwein- idog. Y beirniaid oeddynt: y canu, Mr. Jno. Hughes, G.T.S.C., Glandwr; rhyddiaeth, Mr. John Phillips (Treforfab), Springfield-terrace, Morriston. Ar ol araeth fer gan y llywydd aethpwyd trwy y rhaglen fel y canlyn .-—(Jontralio solo, Miss M. Jones; adroddiad, Blodeuyn Nadolig," Mr. DI. Powell a Miss Harris; tenor solo, Hen gadair freichiau fy mam," Mr. D. Williams; araeth, Y perygl sydd yn codi o ddylanwad rhyfelgar yr oes," Mr. Dl. Powell; trio, Disdainful of danger (o Judas Maceabceus), Tom Jones (mab y diweddar Ap Caradog). a'i gyfeillion. Bardd- oniaetb, dim dros 40 Uinell ar Boreu Sabboth." Dl. Powell; y datganiad gan un dros 40 oed, o Wynnstay," ar yr emyn 776, o'r Caniedydd, Mr. John John, Siloh; aralleiriad o Gwlad fy Mebyd" (gan Gwyrosydd), D. Powell; soprano solo, Oh for the wings of a dove," (o Mendel- ssohn) Mrs. W. Eliaa bass solo, Cenwch im' yr hen ganiadau" (Ilan John Henry, R.A.M.), Mr. W. Hughes, 116, Siloh-road. Glandwr; adroddiad i'r plant, Master Glanffrwd Powell; am y llaw- ysgrif oreu, Mr. John Price solo i ferched o dan 16 oed, Miss S. H. Jones, Wern Pit-road, Glandwr; am y traethawd goreu ar Seiliau Ysgrythyrol, athrawiaethol, a dyledawyddau yr emynau a welir ar rhaglen Cymanfa 1901, cyfarfod 2 a 6, W. Morgan i'r parti o ddeuddeg a gano yn oreu, Mi a orweddaf i lawr mewn hedd." Dan barti ddaeth i fewn, aef parti T. R. Jones a pharti Tom J ones dyfarnwyd yr olaf yn oreu. Y cyf- eilydd oedd Mr. J. Williams, a gwnaeth ei waith yn rhagorol. Tystiolaeth pawb oedd, mai da oedd bod yno, ac ar ol y diolchiadau arferol aeth pawb i'w lie eu hun. AP AFANTDD.
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SWANSEA. POLICE COURT. I SATURDAY. Messrs. Wm. Walters, Dd. Owen, Lewiq, and Wm. Williams comprised the Bench this morning. j A SOLITARY "DRUNK." Hy. Wilnel, labourer, of T'8, Orchard-street, had to forfeit 7s. 6d. for drunkenness in Ox- ford-street, on December 21st. ALLlGED THEFT OF SODA WATER. Four youths—Wm. Sullivan, 4,BargemanV row Jeremiah Lynch, j8, Jockey-street Dd. Jno. Jenkins, 4, Jockey-street Thomas Shannon, 5. Bargeman's-row were jointly charged with stealing six dozen bottles of soda water from the bar of the High-street Empire on the 15th inst. On the application of the deputy-chief constable, the case was adjourned for a week. THEFT OF COKE. Alice Walters, 320, Trewyddfa-road, a young girl, and an elderly woman named Susan Ley, of 430, Neath-road, were sum- moned for stealing a quantity of coke valued at 3d. from the Hematite Works, Landore, the property of Messrs. Wright, Butler and Co., Ltd. Mr. Hy. Thompson (Messrs. An- drews and Thompson), who appeared for the prosecution, told the magistrates that his clients' were constantly annoyed by depre- dations of this kind. P. C. Headon and Mr. Josiah Butler gave evidenc?, and the yoanger defendant was fined 5s. and Mrs Lee 10s. defendant was fined 5s. and Mrs Lee 10s. The county business was next proceeded with. CRUELTY TO A HORSE. Daniel Connor, a Swansea haulier, was summoned for cruelty to his horse on the 17th inst. Constable Sparks deposed to ee- ing the defendant's horse being worked on the date in question, when it had a nasty wound on its Ide. A penalty of 10s., including the costs, was imposed. TOO MUCH HASTE. Jno. Anthony, a farmer, of Cefnforest, rode a horse at a gallop through the streets of Gowerton on the 10th inst., when there were a lot of people about, and. having been es- pied by P. C. Watts, now had to pay the pen- alty—12s. inclusive. OTHER CAB 83. Jno. Rees, Pentardulais. suninfi~.ned for driving with only one light on the 10th inst., was fined 10s., including costs. Philip Jenkins, a Morriston collier, WRS penalised for inebriation on Sunday, the 9th inst, and Charles Harvey, a tramp, for men- dicity, was sentenced to 14 days' hard labour. AN APPLICATION. Mr. R. T. Leyson made an application on behalf of the members of the Licensed Vic- tuallers' Association living outside the bor ough for an extension on Christmas Eve. The application was granted, so that the few publicans who usually keep their houses open till 11 o'clock (on account of being sit- uated in populous districts) will on Christ- mas Eve have half an hour's extension, and those whose usual time for closing is ten, will have an hour's extension. MONDAY. The business of the court was this morn- ing conducted by the Mayor (Mr. Wm Watkins), and Messrs. Howel Watkins, Fred Rocke, Simon Goldberg, an,l R. G. Cawker. EXTRAORDINARY AFFAIR IN A PUBLIC HOUSTF. A WOMAN'S SAVAGE ASSAULT. Julia Lloyd (22), a married woman, living on the Strand was charged with assaulting another woman named Ellen Sullivan, in a room in the Bird-in-Hand, on Saturday night. Complainant, who appeared in the witness box with her face bandaged up, said that she was a single woman, residing at Ann-street. She and a friend were in a room near the bar of the Bird-in Hand on Saturday evening, when defendant and her sister enteied. They quarrelled and then fought. They fell to thp ground, and. Lloyd regaining her feet first, commenced kicking her in the breast. This she followed up by kneeling down. on the floor, and catching hold of the complainant by the hair of the head, drow her face near to hers, and bit off the top of her nose. She did not remember anything further. In reply to the magistrates' clerk, Sullivan replied that there were other people in the room, and that neither she not Lloyd were sober. They had the beer which belonged to Lloyd. She denied being responsible for the fracas. John Jones, a collier, living in Vaughan's lodging-house, deposed to seeing the whole of the proceedings. His version differed some- what from that given by complainant as to the commencement of the row, but bore out what Lloyd had endeavoured to impress upon the Bench—that it was Sullivan who com- menced the row by drinking Lloyd's beer He corroborated complainant's description of the assault. Edwin Humby, landlord of the Bird-in- Hand public-house, said he heard a Loise in one of the rooms on Saturday night, and on proceeding there, he saw defendant and her sister. Complainant had a chair raised over her head, aiming a. blow at prisoner. He separated the females. He had twice pre- viously ordered defendant and her sister out of the house. He turned Lloyd's sister out, and sent for a policeman. Mr. Howel Watkins reminded Mr. Humby that the Bird-in-Hand was becoming notori- ous for rows. Mr. Humby replied that he had the greatest difficulty with some of the women. He en- deavoured to keep his house as orderly as he possibly c«uld. Mr. Watkins said he merely wished to rf- mind Lim that rows did occur in the house, and was glad that in the present case he ordered the women out. A dock labourer, named Davies, who wit- nessed the encounter, and P. C. Ford having been called. Dr. Montague Rust, house phy- sician at the Swansea Hospital, said that when Sullivan was brought to that instUu tion on Saturday night she was suffering from a severe injury to her no?e, the top and left part having been taken off. If he had had the top of the nose at tho time he could have stitched it on again. As it was, how- ever. she would be disfigured for life. The defendant, in answer to the charge. said she was not guilty,and that Sullivan had been sent to prison for fourteen days for beating her. Prisoner was committed for trial at th.) next Assizes, to be held at Cardiff. DRUNKENNESS. Charles Price, 71, Western-street, was fined 7s. 6d. for having been drunk and dis- orderly in Terrace-road on December 22nd, Ellen Murphy, who had been previously con- victed, was fined 20s., or 14 days. She went down. TRAVELLING WITHOUT A TICKET. Victoria Malfatti, and Faust Foland, haw- kers, were summoned, the first-named for travelling on the G.W.R. from Carmarthen Junction to Landore without having previ- ously paid his fare, and the second for aiding and abetting, on Nov. 14th. Mr. W. Smith prosecuted, and the defendants were- fined 20s. each, or 14 days. HUSBAND AND WIFE. John Furlong, 45, Greenhill-street, was fined 10s. 8.nd costs for assaulting hi-* wife, who also applied for a separation order. Mr. J. Viner Leeder represented the complainant and in the end the Bench granted a separa- tion order, but made no order is to main- tenance. SUNDAY TRADING.-FURTHER PROSECUTIONS. Chas. Hunt, 4, Burlais-creccent Elizabeth Dewy, 81, St. Helen's-road W. G. Camden, 77, St. Helen's-road C. H. Powe, 27, Col- lege-street Messrs. Ley, Kerr, and Co., Alexandra Buildings Samuel Crawcour, 41, Oxford-street; A. Norman, Wamail-square, and J. B. Windham, 205. Neath-road, were ench fined 5s. and costs for Sunday trading. PUPLICANS AND CHRISTMAS EVE. Several publicans applied on Christmas Eve to the Bench for an extension of time. Mr. Howel Watkins said he had never see a so many drunken people about is on Satur- day evening last. There were no less than IS casets of drunkenness on the sheet that morning, and he must decline to give his permission to the granting of an extension. Mr. Fred. Rocke endorse!" these remarks. The Mayor, after conferring with Messrs. S. Gol Ibcrg and R. G. Cawker, said they had decided to decline to grant the application. WEDNESDAY. The magistrates an the Bench this morn- ing were Messrs. David Owen and H. Davies. XMAS DRUNKS. There was a very small batch of offenders L brought up for having misbehaved them- solves on Christmas Day. There were in all seven prisoners, three of whom were charged with having committed offences on Christ- mas day, and four on the previous day.— Thomas Thomas, labourer, Port Tennant- road, pleaded guilty to being drunk and dis- orderly in Fabian-street, on Christmas Eve, and was fined 10s.. including costs.—Edw. Coombs, no fixed address, ',fas charged with being c'runk and begging n Miers-street on Christmas Day. He was fined 10s.. or seven days.—Elizabeth Thomas (34), an inmate of the Workhouse, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in the Workhouse on Chriatmaa Eve,and also with assaulting Eliza Stevens, a nurse. After hearing the evidence, I Thcmas was dismissed.—Mary Ann Saunders. Strand, and Jessia Shapland, two habitues of the Strand, were charged with stealing half a sovereign from Bethnal Davies on Christ- mas Day. There being no prosecutor, the women were discharged.—Patrick Flaherty, pedlar, no fixed address, for drunkenness In High-street, on Christmas Eve, was fined 7s. Cel., or seven days. SHCOTING AFFAIR AT CLYDACH. BRITON V. BOER. A lad named David Parry, living with his widowed mother at Vardre, Clydach, was (harged with shooting a boy named John Jones, at Penybank Farm, Clydach, with a ball cartridge on Christmas afternoon. It appears that Parry, with four other boys, was indulging in a war game, Briton v. Boer. in a field a few hundred yards from the house. Jones was supposed to represent a British soldier, and was mounted on a steed; whilst Parry, who was supposed to be a Boer, and armed with a cheap boy's rifle, laid in waiting for him. He fired two or three times and the last shot penetrated the back of Jones's skull. The boy fell off his horse un- conscious. Some people who were not far off, hearing screams, ran to the spot, and be- ing informed of the circumstances sent for the police and a doctor. Dr. J. Havard Jones speedily arrived, and ordered the boy's re- 'noval to the Swansea Hospital, where he now lics in a critical condition. Sergt. Button, in the meantime arrested Parry. Formal evidence having been given. Parry was remanded until Friday week to the Pon- tardawe Petty Sessions, bail being allowed in the sum of £2.5. inquiries made at the hospital on Wednes- day mcrning with regard to the unfortunate fellow's condition elicited the fact that he has regained consciousness, but is very restless, and lies in a precarious state. The bullet has not yet been extracted.
SWANSEA. Y.M.C.A. ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING. The annual business meeting of the Association was held last week. Dr. J.A. Rawlings, president, occupying the chair. There were present, Messrs. D. Meager, R. Lewis, H. F. Hood, H. N. Tun- bridge, E. T. Bowen, C. E. Jones, T. Bengougb, R,. Parry, H. G. Jenkins, W. T. Hyett, S. G. Powell, and others. After prayer, apologies for absence were announced. The 32nd annual report and statement of ac- counts having been read by Air. W. Nichols, the secretary, it was agreed, on the motion of Dr. J. A. Rawling.-<, seconded by Mr. D. Meager, that the same be adopted, printed, and circulated The office-bearers for the ensuing year were then elfcted :-President, Dr. J. A. Raw- lings Viee-Pres-identa, Messrs. S. Arthurs, F. S. Bishop, Dr. E. Davies, Joseph Hall. D. Meager, W. M. Jones, Fred. Rocke, and H. Watkins. General Committee: Messrs. H. Bellingham, T. Bengoagh, E. J. Bowen, P. Clement, G. E. Cook, J. Fulton, H. F. Hood, W. Dowle Jones, R. Lewis, E. C. Lucas, W. H. Miles, H. Russell, H. N. lunbridse, W. J. Watkins, with power to add. Committee of Management: Messrs. H. Bellingiiam, T. Bengough, E. J. Bowen, J. Fulton, H. F. Hood, E. C. Lucas, H. Rus-ell, with power to add. Treasurer: Dr. Blagdon Richards. Hon. Auditors: Messrs. H. V. Jenkins and D. B. Meager. Duiingthe meeting aeveral members spoke of the good work done by the Association, much of which could not be tabulated. The President urged increased activity in obtaining new members, and wished all the compliments of the season. The meeting concluded with prayer by the President. The thirty-second annual report was as follows: Many and varied efforts have been made during the year to carry out the turposes of the Association, and full details of its cnief functions having already appeared it is not now necessary to do more than give a passing summary of events. The Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting and Friday Evening Bible Class, though not largely attended, are appreciated and helpful. The Sunday Afternoon Bible Class has made most satisfactory progress, and of late has shewn a marked improvement in the number attending. It has been a pleasure to welcome several strangers who have assisted in making the class more useful and attractive. Thanks are due to our able teacher for his devotion and regular attendance. The class has done good service in the past, and, under God's blessing we hope it will do even more in the future. Young Men's Monday night meeting. In reviewing this weekly meeting we gladly record it has been richly blessed by God, repeated instances having come before us of young men who have been cheered and strengthened by it. The attendance has also been good. Open air meetings have been held, both in Win- ter and Summer, at the bottom of Wind-street, and we believe have been helpful to numbers of young men who stand round, and who seem to attend no place of worship. In connection with the week of prayer, some twenty-six sermons were preached in various chnrches, and special meetings were held in our rooms. Mr. Henry Thorne, evangelist, conducted two meetings in May last, and delivered his lecture. From the Stage to the Cross," to a crowded audience. Several social gatherings, together with the ever popular Easter-Monday breakfast, have pro- moted good fellowship and friendly intercourse. Employment has been found for several young men, while others have received letters of intro- duction to associations at Abergavenny. Cardiff, Cheltenham, Capetown, London, Walsall. The reading room is well appreciated, and much more use is made of the lending library since the issue of a catalogue of the many excellent books available for home reading. Our Literary and Debating Society held some good meetings. Public lectures were given in the Albert Hall by Messrs. Chas. Neufeld, Ian Maclaren and Herbert Jones, while a series of Health Talks by Drs. D. E. Evans, H. A. Latimer, E. Le Cronier Lancaster and Rhys Davies were both useful and interesting. The "Association Record" and "Pass-It-On" have continued their useful course. The Gymnasium continues to be popular with many of our members, and those who attend regularly greatly benefit by means of this exercise. In some instances the improvement in physique is very marked. We are pleased to notice a more intelligent interest taken in the work, and greater attention given to exercises which are truly beneficial in preference to those tricks which are mainly spectacular. The Summer Camp at Parkmill and the Swim- ming Club alike afforded pleasant pastime to many. The approximate number of members and Associates is 368, a slight increase on last year, and in addition, a large number of friends sub- scribe to our funds. Finance.—The statement of accounts duly audited, shews that all expenses have been met. The Committee gratefully recognise the labours of their various hon. secretaries, and the many acts of kindness shewn by various ftiends. Above all, they thank God for His gracious blessing, and pray it may ever continue to encourage and cheer them.
INQUEST. On Saturday Mr. J. Viner Leeder, tr.c Borough Coroner, helcLan inquest on the body of John Campbell Shaw, a sailor, hail- ing from Belfast, 32 years of age, who died very suddenly on the Strand on Friday. Lane Wilton, landlord of the Blue Bell Inn, on the Strand, said deceased came to his house on Thursday week, end asked him to give him lodgings, as he was destitute, on account of having missed his ship, which bad gone from Cardiff to Glasgow. On Friday morn- ing witness found the deceased apparently in great pain. He had eaten two supper" the previous night, and was in the liable of drinking to excess. Witness administered restoratives, but deceased got no better, and died in about a quarter of an hour. Dr. Sullivan said he attributed death to syncope, accelerated by the drinking habits of the man, and fatty degeneration of the heart. The Coroner, in summing up, said that he thought Mr. Wilton should be very careful in supplying people who 3ame into his house in an intoxicated state. A verdict in accor- dance with the medical testimony was re- turned. turned.
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GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING AT NEATH. The quarterly meeting of the Glamorgan County Council was held at tho Gwyn Hall, Neath, on Thursday in last week, Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins (chairman) presiding. Mr. John Newall Moore spoke in support of a motion which he had brought forward at a meeting of the county governing body by whom it was adopted. Tha following wa^ the text of the resolution, Resolved that the County Governing body d,) forthwith submit to the County Council that the In- j termediate Schools in tho County stand in need of further annual increase to enable them to properly carry out the intention of the Scheme, and the County Governing Body in consequence do respectfully invite the County Council to make a grant from the fund at their disposal for Intermediate and Technical education of not lc^s than £1 per school place. The distribution of the money so granted to be in accordance with a scheme to be framed by the Counti Gorerning Body and Technical Instruction Committee and submitted for the approval of the County Council." This was approved of by the Council. Dr. Morris called attention to the difficulty of completing moans of telephonic communi- cation in the Rhondda Valley. The Chairman said it was due to to ob- struction of the Post Office. They had had an instance in the case of the line from Neath to Port Talbot, where the contrariness of the Post Office had seriously impeded matters. The Clerk said he had a letter that morn- ing from the solicitor to the Post Office, stat- ing that the matter had been placed in his hands. He (the Clerk) supposed that the natter would now be carried through. On the minutes of the Sanitary Commit- tee coming up, Mr. Walter H. Moigan ob- jected t( the proposed appointment of an inspector to act under the direction of the County Medical Officer in procuring evidence of pollution of rivers. He thought that the appointment of such an officer would not only not do any good, but that it would be mischievous. Dr. Morris said the Medical Officer could not do all the work, and there must be an assistant provided. It was agreed to refer the matter back to the Sanitary Committee. The icport of the Local Government Com- mittee contained the following "the inspec- tors were ordered to obtain samples of sweets, jam, golden syrup, and canned fruit, and of beer that had been brewed within the County, for analysis." Mr. Hopkin Morgan objected to the analy- Gis being restricted to beer brewed within the County. He thought that beer brought frcm other counties should also be analysed. The Council agreed, and amended the re- solution. Mr. Salathiel thought that mineral waters ought to have. been included in the list of articles to be analysed. On the motion of Mr. Hopkin Morgan, a resolution that the question of the salary of the County Surveyor be reconsidered, was referral back to the Local Government Committee. The Chairman proposed the following when there were only 28 members present, that in the opinion of this Council it is desirable that Tramways, or Light Railways in the nature of Tramways, upon the roads in the County should be owned by the County Coun- cil or by District Councils, and that the Parliamentary Committee be instructed to employ skilled advisers to prepare a Scheme of the lines that may be advantageously pro- moted for the consideration of the Council." "That until the Parliamentary Committee is reconstructed, in accordance with the new Standing Order, a representative of each Parliamentary Division that is now repre- sented thereon be added to it for this pur- pose." Mr. Hopkin Morgan strongly urged that the motion be so modified so as not to com- mit the Council to possibly enormous ex- pense. He should prefer the word authorised to bo substituted for instructed, and that the persons engaged should not prepare a scheme but advije as to a scheme. Mr. John Newall Moore supported the mo- jt tion as it stood. < Ultimately the motion was carried by a considerable majority.
THE ROYAL JUBILEE METAL EXCHANGE (INCORPORATED). There was no meeting on 'Change this week. The following are the prevailing quotations :— PIG IRON.—Glasgow warrants, 61s 41d, 61s 9d. cash. Middlesbro', 51a. buyers. HEMATITE.—Warrants, 65s Od, buyers, for mixed numbers, f.o.b., Cumberland, according to brand. WELSH BARS.— £ 7 15s Od to 98 Os Od. Angles, &o., at usual extras, f.o.t. at works. SHEET IRON.— £ 8 5s Od to 98 7s 6d, f.o.t. at works. STEEl. RAILS.—Heavy seotions, X5 17s 6d to X6 Os Od light do., X7 Os Od to X7 10s Od, f.o.t.; sleepers, angles, channels, Ac., according to section and speciifcation. STKKL SHEETS.— £ 8 2s 6d to X8 58 Od, with the usual extras for the higher gauges. BESSEMER STEEL.-Tinplate bars, X5 5s. SIEMENS TINPLATE BARS.—Best, R,5 7s 6d. All delivered in the district; nett cash. TINPLATES.—Makers' quotations for Bessemer steel coke, 13s 3d to 13s 6d; Siemens (coke finish) 13s 6d to 13s 9d ternes, per double box, 28 by 20 C., 24s Od, 26s, to 29s 6d best charcoal, 14s 6d to 15s 6d, according to finish of brand wasters, 6d to Is per box less than primes. Odd sizes usual extras. All delivered in Prinoe of Wales Dock, Swansea; cash, less 3 and 1 per cent. Big sheets for galvanising, 6x3 x 30 gauge, per ton, f.o.t., £ 10 10a to £ 10 12s 6d. The Swansea Harbour Trustees have furnished the following official return of tinplates received from the works, shipped, and in stock Week ending Last week. Corresponding Dec. 22, 1900. week last year. Boxes. Boxes. Boxes. Received 64,441 66,033 49072 Shipped 81,299 84,213 44,981 In stock 121,495 138,353 163,143 COPPER.—ChUi bars, £7118s 9d to JE72 10s Od. BLOCK TIN, JE119 Os Od. SPELTER.— £ 18 12a 6d, per telegram received on 'Change. LEAD.—English, JE16 7s 6d Spanish, X16 2a 6d. ANTHRACITE COAL.-Finest hand-picked malt- ing, 23a 6d to 24a Od second quality hand-picked malting, 20s Od to 21a Od beat large, according to quality and selection, The 6d to 178 Od; red vein or similar large, 138 to 138 6d rubbly culm, per ton, 8a to 8a 3d. All delivered f.o.b. Swansea, cash 30 days, leas 2! per cent. STEAM COALS.—Large, 163 to 208 Od; bunkers, according to quality, 13a Od to 14s Od small, 7a Od to 9s Od per ton, delivered f.o.b. Swansea, cash 30 days, less 21 per cent. BITUMINOUS COALS.—Large (No. 2 Rhondda), 158 6d to 16s 6d; Thro. do., 13s to 13s 6d per ton, delivered f.o.b Swansea, cash 30 days, leaa 21 per cent. COKE.-Best foundry, 31s to 33s 6d furnace, 21s to 24s per ton, f.o.b. Swansea, cash 30 days, less 2 £ per cent. PATENT FUEL.—18S Od to 18s 6d. IRON OREs.-Tafna. (per Naylor, Benson and Co.), 17s 6d. Rnbio, 18s per ton, ex-ship cash, 30 days. PITWOOD.—19a to 19a 6d per ton into trucks, nett, cash 30 days.
CONCERT AT RHYDDINGS CHAPEL. u On Thursday evening in last week there was a large attendance at the successful concert and entertainment in connection with RhyddiDgs Con- gregational Chapel, which proved most enjoyable. Miss S. G. Davies, a Trecaatle soprano, and the winner of ten championshipa and a gold crown, was heard to Imuch advantage in "The Star of Bethlehem." She subsequently took part in a quartette with Miss Mageie Jenkins, Mr. J. H. Rees, and Mr. A. James, and a duet with Miss Maggie Jenkins. Mrs. W. P. Gwynne, Cert. R. A.M., who accompanied, gave some splendid pianoforte selections; Mr. Arthur James sang "Drake's Drum," and "Wonders of the Deep," in good style; Mr. W. H. Jones, the well-known local elocutionist, recited a couple of appropriate pieces Mr. J. H. Rees sang 0, promise me Mr, Ernest Jones gave some excellent violoncello solos; and Miss Maggie Jenkins, of Manselton, a contralto of some local repute, contributed Hamilton Gray's Dream of Paradise," and Gocd-bye," with charming effect.
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THE I ATTAINMENT OF HAPPINESS J [BY REV. W. TUDOR JONES, F.R.G.S.] The search of man. wherever he is found, and in whatever circumstances he is in, has been a search for happiness. From the earliest records which we possess concerning primitive man to the closing of this 19th cen- tury, the same pursuit is writ large in the annals of the human race. Look wherever you will, and you will find all striving in devious ways, and over paths of a very dif- ferent nature to rea.ch happiness. The ques- i tions, then, naturally arise—What is happi- ness ? and how can it be found, if it can be found at all ? To the attempt of answei- ing these two questions I wish to call your attention this week, and so offer you a few hints by which happiness can be se- cured. (1) WHAT IS HAPPINESS ? We are born into this world with many needs—some, many of which are absolutely nocessary to be fulfilled before the man's body and mind can ever hope of growing. Our natures demand these needs. They de- mand, for instance, food and comfort for the body. Before the body can become adapted to its environment many things are needed. Our first needs are food and clothing. When wo obtain these we find that iho body is bet- ter fitted to meet outward conditions than if it had been kept without them. As the child grows into the man, and has to work, the body requires relaxation from work. This re- quires a suspension of its energies for a time, in order that it may be better able in the future to cope with further work. This re- laxation ia a need which the outward con- ditions impose on the man. The body will wear out unless it ia periodically recruited. Nature demands it, and the man who refuses to obey the l.aws of nature has always to pay the penalty. We also find that man—especially the young mui—is drawn towards those objects which provide a field for his physical ener- gies. And so artificial modes of recreation are developed which in time become even al- most a science, as, for example, cricket, foot- ball, and other well-known sports. Man's body is so constituted, and is so related to nature, that it must obtain a fieild for the play of its physical powers. The gain in this way is enormous. Those who run down athletics should remember that man has a body as well as a mind, and that the proper exercise of that body, the proper placing of it at one with nature, is a sure way for the mind to become healthy. One of the best, one of the greatest exercises for the human mind, is either not to think at all or to think in a new groove to what one is compelled J. o think. Some form or other of recreation is absolutely necessary for every man and wo- man, if their bodies and minds are to remain | healthy for unless body and mind are healthy, speaking generally, pleasure and happiness oannot be found. And here one of the distinctions between pleasure and happiness caa be seen. Pleasure refers to the bringing of the body at one with outward conditions. Happiness con- sists in bringing the mind at one with ihinga. Pleasure generally refers to the physical happiness to the mental or moral nature of man You will see thus that happiness is in one sense a higher form of satisfaction than pleasure. No one tells me that his mind is very much better for his athletics. Athletics do not fill the mind with knowledge. They perform a function ;n life. They pre- pare the mind to work in the field of happi- ress. They sharpen the mind in order to set it ready for work. But as man is some- thing more than an animal, satisfaction of the need of the body will not suffice him. This will suffice him if he is willing to close tho room of his mind. He will thus reduce it to a minimum, and will be in a sense the receiver of pleasure. But who will pay such a penalty for such a pleasure ? To lose life and all its interests and happiness for the sake of merely existing as an animal in this world, without any notion of what life in reality means, or of what it ought to be We are, then, prepared to see that happiness is something which belongs to the mind and spirit of the man in a greater degree than pleasure. Obtain legitimate pleasure, bring the body as much as possible into sympathy with nature and society, in so far as they are good. It is our duty to do all this, but it is also our duty not to stop at this. It is our duty to go further into the regions of the mind and spirit. Happiness, then, is the placing of ourselves at one with all things which tend to uplift the mind and spirit of man. Remembering this, we may now ask the question again how to obtain it ? for obtaining it will mean all for us. # As hap- piness belongs to the mind and spirit of man, it is clear that man must dwell on the things of the mind and spirit before it can be obtained. That is the first requisite for se- curing happiness. And there is such a thing as a scale of happiness in connection with the things of the mind. The lower your aim is the easier it will be to reach it but the happiness obtained in reaching it is lower in the scale than the happiness of a man who reaches a. higher aim. "That low man seeks a little thing to do, Sees it and does it This high man, with a great thing to pursing Dies ore he knows it." Happiness, then, is relative to the nature of the being who enjoys it. The high- mindod man cannot be satisfied with the hap- piness of a lower-minded man. And it is a truth in human life, that we gain happi- ness by throwing away some lower happing from day to day, and by limiting our desires. For it is not in the mere reaching of the aim that happiness consists of, but in the game of imrsuing. You attempt a higher game of mind and spirit, a game which demands greater ener- gies on your part. In fact, you are dissatis- fied with the lower, and go out, whatever the consequences may be, in pursuit of the higher. This demands our most earnest consideration. Wo ought daily to set our minds on the obtaining of higher and nobler objects, and not rest satisfied with merely realizing old ends which we have realized hundreds of times before. Any man, what- ever his circumstances or capabilities may be, who sets a higher goal for himself in lite than he has realised before, will invariably reach happiness. It is an infallible pre- scription for securing happiness. It is as old as human nature itself. It is the prin- ciple which is at the bottom of all advance- ment, and will remain as long as the world shall last. The higher, the nobler we are, the higher and nobler must be the goal of our happiness, and we nust become un- happy before the whole nature can become truly happy. As Mill says It is indis- putable that the being whose capacities are low, has the greatest chance of having them fully satisfied and a highly-endowed being will always feel that any happiness which he can look for, as the world is constituted, is imperfect. But he can learn to bear its imperfections if they are at all bearable and they will not make him envy the being who is indeed unconscious of the imperfec- tions, but only because he feels not at all the good which those imperfections imply. It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied better to be a Socrates dissatisfied than a beast satisfied." The important thing, then, is not to search for the greatest amount of happiness, but to s;vek for the highest and best happiness. We are (or ought to be) continually advanc- ing upward towards a nobler state of being. We ought to possess higher and higher no- tions of things—how to place the mind and spirit more at one with things. When this idea seizes hold of the mind, and a search for the goal, for a clear realization of the idea which is at the start dim and incomplete to us ;—when such is the case, we begin to realize what happiness means for we shall realize that it means our whole nature having become more at one with things. (2) How CAN HAPPINESS BE FOUND ? I ha^e already given some hints on this in dealing with the nature of happiness. But let us look further at some hints which are to be found in the nature of things, and in human experience. (a) It cannot he found hy thinking of it. (b) It cannot he found by seeking it. (c) It cannot he found by thinking of ourselves. If you think of happiness, it turns at that very moment in your mind to be unhappiness. If you seek happiness, the more you run after it, the more it will elude you. It is like running after your shadow you will never catch it but if you run from it, it will run after you. What is the clue here, then t' That in order to obtain happiness we must think on something besides happiness. We are to think of the goal—of something not accomplished, not done by us. It is the par- tial accomplishing, doing of this that is happiness. It is the feeling of mind and spirit becoming at one with vhings. It is the sense of the awakening within you of some faculty, a faculty if you will place it in motion will bring a thrill of thought and feeling which will show us the value of life and its true meaning Happiness will in this sense be ours—a feeling which is the result of a new view of life and a new energy put forth to realize that view. All could obtain happiness if all were true to their lights, strived for more light, and reflected the light which they have received. Happiness cannot be found by thinking of ourselves. This cannot be placed before you in better words than those "Genrge Eliot." "We can only have the 'hest happiness—such as goes along with, a gieat man--by having wide thoughts, and much ¡'ii,); for tiio rest of the world as well as Gut-rteivtv and this sort of happinees often brings so much pain with it that we can only tell it from pain by its being what we would choose before everything else, be- cause our souls see it is good." It is to be found by possessing ideals and seeking to make those ideals real. It cannot be found by thinking of our. selves. Ihe man who, making himself the centre of all his activities, will never be happy in the higher sense. By aiming at happiness through selfishness, he becomes the most miserable of men. Happiness comes from within, not from without. It is not in the power of the circumstances of life to give us happiness they may give ua opportunities to fulfil our duties in a better way, but ^Ojre they cannot do. Look, for oxample, at the man who conceives that ao- cumulation of money will make him happy. He buries the better part of his nature in his hurry to be rich. Can he find happiness? Never from the mere possession of wealth. The tramp by the road-aid:), who knows not where the next meal is to come from, is even a happier man than the selfish wealthy man who hurries by on horseback. 't us go c back again to the point that the way to ob- tain happiness is to lose ourselves continu- ally in some great cause,-to cease thinking of ourselves and our own selfish interests. They alone are happy, and all of them are haPPy, who possess noble ideals, who sacri- fice something for the good of others they who give, who give of their talent, of their time, of their money towards a good cause. I nave no prescription for happiness for the elfish man, whether he is rich or poor no prescription as long as he remains in his solfishnow. But if he is. willing to have a noble goal in life set before him if he is willing to serve if he is willing-more wil- ling and more ready to give than continually tc get-such a man will find happiness—the truest happiness—whatever talents he may have, or however limited his circumstances may be. He is the happy man, and he will find peace and happiness by doing his -hitv, and by living for mankind. Jlow would, friends, the world get on if there were no unselfish men and women in it ? It would, not get en. It would remain stagnant and all in it would be devoid of the highest hap- piness, and all would possess the happines3 of the pig we have just been speaking of. Man, in order to find the highest happi- ness, must pursue an unselfish course must take religion and morality into his con- sideration, and be determined to reach his gcal, however many the difficulties in the way may be. Such is the happy man. lIe may meet with calamities in his life, but he knows of a power which will give him even peace and happiness when Fate seems to frown upon him. The peaco of mind, and the peace of conscience, which are his, serve u1 ^n,^s hour of trial and (catastrophe, when the gold of. th.3 missr com3s up as a ghost to chasei him and to frighten him. A (iivine Nemesis is hunting the man. who has made his own selfish life the end and goal of his existence. ,rh.e ^orst speculation that can be made in to for ourselves. We are aliens to the true joy an I happin-ss of life. Give- —says Christ—give of your Jife to others, to good work, and you yvill get more than you •^■eGP> on the other hand, and you —says Christ—give of your life to others, to good work, and you will get more than you give. Keep, on the other hand. and you will lose more than you keep. There is no way out of it. There, is no changing of hu- man conditions. By possessing noble ideals by striding in mind and spirit to realize them, by identifying ourselves in every good cause, by ceasing tc think of ourselves, t state of living shall be ours which is none other than happiness and blessedness. It is the power which serves God and loves God, by serving and loving man, and we will wake one morning and find ourselves greater than we know. We will find that we have united ourselves with the things which fade not and die not, and when outward things fade and die, we turn to the things of the mind and spirit and find that they are the man's companions, when all else fails. Possessing the noblest idoala endeavourin2 in the strength of God to realize them is to place within our ininds and spirits a power which will secure happiness to us all, so that the world will never become dnll to us, neither will existence lose its valuq. Thus man enjoys his life because he lives his life, and he and God, the source of all things, become at cne with one another.
TRINITY CHAPEL LITERARY SOCIETY. Under the auspices of the above Society a can- tata was recently performed by the choir, en- titled "DilynyrIesu." The conductor was Mr. G. T. Rees, son of the composer, Alaw Ddu. The artistes were-Sopranos, Misses B. Matthews, May Davies, and Agnes Morgan; contralto, Mrs. Rowland Jones tenor, Mr. Dan Morgan; bass, Mr. Ben Tudor Davies. A most effective render- ing of the cantata was followed by a miscella- neous programme, in which Mr. Josiah Thomas sung two capital songs, and to an encore he gave The Pirate of Porteynon," and that favourite of all Swansea audiences, Mr.W.H. Jones,recited in his own inimitable style, as also did Miss Helena Roase, of Wrexham. The accompanist was Miss Maggie Morgan.
ST. HELEN'S EVENING CONTINUATION CLASSES. ANNUAL SUPPER. On Thursday evening in last week some 70 of the pupils attending the St. Helen's Evening Continuation Classes, sat down to a capital knife and fork tea in Lockley's Restaurant, Cradock-street. The head- master (Mr. L. Schleswick) was in the chair, and among the teaching staff present were Messrs. W. Mason, C. F. Oakey, T. Hopkins, and E. Sohleswick. After the cloth had been removed Mr. L. Schleewick rose amid much applause. He said that they had now ar- rived at tho mid-term of the winter session, and with one or two exceptions, they were to be highly congratulated upon the regularity of their attendance at the classes. They might rely upon it that their zeal, punctu- ality, and attendance to their studies would n esult in a vast amount of good to them in the future. (Cheers). Young people, unfor- tunately, cid not always recognise the ad- vantages accruing from a little self-denial, but if they gave up a few of their winter ovenings now, in ten years time they would not regret it. Never since the night-schools had started could the teachers point to a better attendance than in tho present half session—it had ranged from 60 to 65 per week with wonderful regularity. (Cheers). This pertinacity greatly encouraged the touchers and himself in the dark and gloomy weather they had passed through. There was no royal road to learning, and everyone had difficulties to surmount in the outset, but it was wonderful how they disappeared in face of persistent effort. Particularly did those remarks apply to the study of a language or shorthand, where the memory was so much involved. (Hear, hear). Ho would remind them that at their age memory was much more elastic than when they reached 40 and upwards, and what they learnt well now" wculd remain through life. The Chairman then gave some interesting reminiscences of his owi life, with useful hints as to how he mastered several languages and difficult subjects, adding a word of encouragement and help to the teachers whose duties in the past half sesoion he was pleased with. A pressing engagement then called Mr. Schles- wick away, t-nd he was succeeded by Mr. W. Mason, who proved an excellent substi- tute.^ Mr. T. Hopkins sang "The Midnight Sun," and "Sweet Genevieve" Mr. Oakey read "Paddy and the Bear," and Mr. Snell aang "Good old Jeff." These items were fol- lowed by humorous songs from Mr. E. Schles- wick, pianoforte solo, Mr. Fred Davies song, "Sentenced to Death," Mr. Wm. Lewitt; and an instrumental selection by Mr. R. Evans. Banjo and piccolo soles were re- spectively rendered by Messrs. E. Schles- wick and Bennett, and Mr. Davies was loudly oncored for his rendering of "When tho Gently Breezes Blow." Messrs. Straw- bridge and Hopkins, jun., also contributed. Messrs. C. G. Lockley and Mr. Fred Davie? shared the pianoforte accompaniments, and played them most efficiently. Mr. Wm. Mason proposed a. hearty vote of thanks tc Miss Lcckley and her staff of assistants for their satisfactory catering and attendance adding there had not been a note of grumb- ling. Ha also included tha accompanists Mr. Hopkins seconded, ziad the meeting en- dorsed. Messrs. C. F. Oakey and Morgan then moved a similar vote to Mr. Mason, and the entertainers. This was also cordially carried, and after which the Chairman happily acknowledged, and the assembled company assembled joined in singing "Auld Lang Syne" in orthodox fashion.
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