0 "Y BRYTHONWYR." Ysgrifenna Mr. Ernest Rhys, M.A., Llnnden, ¡ nodiadnu wythnosd i'r "Manoheater Guardian, a chyfrinr hwynt yn ran bwysig iawn o'r papyr gwych hwnw. G»ledd i feddwl o duedd lenyddol yn arbenisr yw eu dMrllen. Mae ei lygad yn gweled. a'i bin vn hoyw ac yn fei-trolgar. Y dydd o'r bIllen galwodd aylw at Y B ythonwyr I —y Gymdeithaa Gymr^rg gy^hwynwyd yn ddi- wooriar yn Llunden. Cynydda ei chyfarfodydd mewn nerth o gyfarfod i gyfarfod. Papyr Mr. Llewelyn Williams, y bareyfreithiwr, sydd dan eylw Mr Khys, a dywed eiriau clodfawr am y Cymro s'i iaith. Unwaith eto. pa bryd y cawn Gymdeithas Gym- teijr inch, ddi lol, yn Abertawy. G^llem gyfarfod cyn gwylinu Haf, a go^od ei llinellau i lawr fel y gellid deel-reu ar unwait ddecbreu y Ganaf. Os daw gwy- a gwahawdd i chwi ddar- Uenwyr y Gongl" b, n. Ioyddwch yn ffyddlon i'r caia os gwelwch fod n dda.
A DELICIOUS BEVERAGE. The most wholes6me of all summer drinks is Lemonade. Two gallons can be made to perfec- tion from a 4j<1. bottle of "Eiffel Tower Lemon- ade." This well-ki.own article is partly made in Italy in ttie midst of the Lemon orchards—hence its delicious flavour and woi-derful cheapness. To prevent disappointment insist upon having "Eiffel Tower" Lemonade. Of all Grocers, I Chemists, etc., or send 45a. for a bottle sufficient to make 2 gallons, to G. F-ster Clark and Co., 4048, Eiffel Tower Factory, Maidstone.
SUFFERING PEOPLE CURED OF Indigestion. Heart Weakness. Winu on the Stomach. Aiuemia. I i'oor Appetite. Sleeplessness. J«'uiineo» alter Eating. laeadacnes. Clironic Constipation. Brliiousness. backache. impure JLilocd. kidney'irouble. temale Weakness. BY VENO'S SEAWEED TONIC A genuine bank cheque, value 2s. 6d. accom- panies each lis. b<i. Ootiie. If Veno's feea- weea iomo tails to cure, <8, 6d. will be paid back on each ootue witnout luss or botner. 'i'ne proprietors are so tnoroughJy convinced that Venos Seaweed 'Ionic is the most suc- cessful meaicme ever piaced on the market, that they are walmg to stand by tne result. THEY WOULD NOT GUARANTEE TO RET C EN iOCK MONEtf IF THEY WEEE NOT ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT. It means a cure or no pay, and, remember, we do not use the words, relieved, benefited, or satisfied, but sirictiy the word "cure." A three months' treatment with Veno's Sea- weed l'onic will produce a permanent last- ing cure. It does not act upon the above- named symptoms, but directly upon the causes which produce them, viz.: The STOMACH, LIVER. KIDNEYS AND BLOOD. It is skilfully made to act upon these four great vital organs; when these are healthy the above symptoms disappear. This is the key to the success of Veno's Seaweed Tonic. It possesses marvellous tonic and strengthen- ing power. Those who take it cannot help but notice the vast improvement which takes place in their health almost immediately. If in doubt try a small bottle at Is. lid.; you will be delighted with the result. VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE stops an ordinary cough in one night, and cures chronic coughs, bronchitis, asthma, influenza, and whooping cough rapidly. Its vast superiority over the ordinary cough mix- tures, and the different emulsions cannot be estimated. It has saved thousands of lives after they have been turned out of hospitals. It is a new scientific remedy, endorsed and recommended by Medical Men. CAUTION.-Whcn you ask for Veno's remedies, see that you get them. Avoid the shop where they try to sell you a cheap mix- ture of their own, or palm off a substitute, they will cheat you in other things. SOLD BY Boots, Ltd., Cash Chemists; D. L. Evans, Chemist, 27, Walter-road; John Davies, Chemist. 1-0, High-itreet, Swansea. M. L. Bevan, Chemist, Morriston; Jordan, Chemist, Pontardawe; Powell, Chemist, Ystalyfera; Rees. chemist, Brynmawr; Jno. Davies, Chemist, Llanelly. Phillips, Drug Stores. Pontardulais. Ivor LI. Jones, Chemist; and J. D. Llewellyn, Chemist, Wind-street, Neath. Olive, Chemist, Brit- onferry. G. D. Loveluck, Chemist, Aber- avon. Williams, Drug Stores, Taibach. J. J. Thomas, Chemist, Mae«ceg, and all charn- isls and medicine vendors everywhere.
A fatal accident occurred 011 the Great Wes- tern Railway near Railway-terrace, Aber- beeg, on Saturday. The young daughter of Foreman Rees was found dead on the line, her body being terribly mutilated. When picked up the body was quite cold. A boy, tne son of Driver Williams, was found close by in a precarious condition, the unfortunate lad having one leg completely severed from the body. It is stfpposed the children were playing on the line, when they were run over by a passing train.
RESCUE WORK IN SWANSEA. j ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF THE CWMDONKIN SHELTER. The fourteenth annual meeting of the sub- scribers and friends of the Cwmdonkin Shel- ter for Fallen Girls was held on Monday after- noon at the Shafesbury Hall, Swansea. Sir John T. D. Llewelyn, Bart., presided, and there were, amongst those present; Lady Llewelyn, Miss Dillwyn, Mrs. Picton Tuber- vill, Mrs. Ebenezer Davies (the hon. secre- tary), the Revs. Chancellor Smith, Seldon Morgan, W. H. Chamings, R. T. Williams, A. Johnson, and W. T. Watson, Mr. Julius Smith, Mrs. Oscar Snelling, Dr. Eben. Da- vies, MM. Heid, Mrs. J. i. Fricker, Mrs. Jones (police court missionary), and others. THE ANNUAL REPORT. Mrs. Ebenezer Davies, who takes much ac- tive interest m the work read the annual re- port. in this the committee remarked that m reckoning up the number of those who had passed through the Shelter since its opening, fourteen years ago-931 of whom (i had been dealt with since April, 1900-they felt very sad that the cases did not diminish. "We fear that as long as human nature remains as it is," the report went on, "it may be too much to hope that vice and immorality can be totally eradicated; therefore we feel bound to keep an ever-open door to receive and to try to heal the poor wounded souls and bodies that enter in. Another heart- rending fact is that so many young ones rush blindly into these dangerous paths. As many as 41 of our number received this year have varied from the ages of six to 20 years. The total number of 71 have been thus distribu- ted —Two to homes in Liverpool; 2 to Bath; 6 to London; 5 to Bristol; 6 to the workhouse; 20 to service; 26 returned to their friends; 4 in Shelter at time of writ- ing; total 71. In this way we feei we have been the means of saving many from ruin. The girls thoughtlessly leave their homes and wander to other towns, and, being with- out friends or money, are a ready prey to evil-designing people. The police and other friends now linow where to direct these girls, and we take them into the Shelter until we can arrange to send them home. We have sent some to Norwich, to Pontypridd, to Llan- dilo, Carmarthen, Cardiff, etc." Some of the cases dealt with were next set out, and from these it is impossible to over-estimate the amount of good work done by the Shelter which was, indeed, a real home to many of the girls whom the committee had sent to service in the neighbourhood, and who had no home to which to g%. The work of the police court missionary had also been so much appreciated, that the Chief Constable brought it to the notice of the Watch Com- mittee who voted her JB5. This had been very encouraging to her. The prison was visited weekly, and thirty-five women had signed the pledge during the year. In con- clusion, the report said: "We close, again asking our friends to help us by their offer- ings. We try to keep within the bounds of our small income, but we might do much more and have le";s anxiety, if we could have an income secured by subscriptions, when, also, we should be better able to gauge our possibilities. We thank our lady-collectors most cordially for their continued earnest- ness. We also thank the ladies who visit the Shelter weekly, holding a short service with the girls. We thank Dr. Rawlings and Mr. Cawker for their valuable assistance, and Mr. Bonnet, Heathfield-street, for medi- cines to the value of 7s. 6d. We have again, this year, lost another dear friend in Mrs. Squire; her kind, gentle manner was very helpful; she was one of the first to start rescue work in Swansea many years ago. God calls His workers one by one, and what joy must be theirs to hear the 'Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.' The financial statement was not so encour- aging, for during the year a credit balance of £10 lis. had been practically wiped out, notwithstanding some special donatioi. Aujjiirjoo jt> x Siit JUXIIN ijLij vv iiiJLii N. in moving the adoption of tne report and baiance-ujheet, ear Jo tin .Hewelyn made men- tion ot the Isincl interest which. iVirs..Lr>en. lJaVles took. in the msutution, and went on to say that the work uone was similar to that carried on in various parts ot the country, though he did not Know that it was better done anywhere than in Swansea, under the tfmdly supervision ot those iaaies who showeo. such sympathy and care tor tne poor girls WHO went a .-tray. Having regard to the in- crease in population, he did not thinic the number ot cases—VI—exce&.svve, and said that what was desired was that more worK might be done, and in sumcient time, tor it did seem to him to be or the utmost Importance that it they could get, 111 any sense, at tnose wno were sorry tor the lives they were iead- uig, it snouid be at the earnest possible mo- ment. (near, hear.) iiy that means he thought tne percentage of successes would be greater. He was sorry that lunus were so small. He quite agreed with the report that more lunus were at the disposal of Mre. Ebenezer ijavies, and the matron ot the Shel- ter, more work might be done. he heartily applauded the WOIK that was being done in the police court, and thought that that was the place tnat on opportunity occurred, per- haps, to render a young woman help. in this respect, he was inueed glad tne Watoh Committee had shown their appreciation of the work done by the court missionary. He alluded to the accounts, and said that upon the face of it they showed that ail interested in the Shelter should do the utmost that lay in their power to bring such successful work more prominently before the public, other* wiae he feared it would suffer OR tall into abeyance. In his opinion, it wouid be a disgrace to the town and to all who owned Christianity, if they in the future allowed to diminish, in any way, the amount of rescue work that had been going on in the past. He appealed to all present not to let sucfi a stig- ma as that rest upon them, but to add to the list of subscribers, so that more good work might be done. The Rev. Chancellor Smith seconded. He believed they were all very grateful indeed to Mrs. Ebenezer Davies for the work which she carried on, and quite agreed with Sir John that the number of caseta was not ex- cessive under the circumstances. The work he knew was surrounded with difficulties, but the results were as great and encourag- ing at Swansea as at anywhere. The point was that ladies should try and make the Shel- ter even better known. He knew many ladies naturally and instinctively shrank from res- cue work, but he felt that if they only knew the amount of good that was being done much more willing help would be forthcom- ing. (Hear, hear.) The motion was agreed to. The Rev. W. Chamings moved the re-elec- tion of the committee and officers, and in doing so emphasised the good work that he knew the Shelter was doing. He rejoiced that such care and solicitude were being shown to young gins who had fallen, and who were in danger of falling, and added that no words of his could adequately set forth the claims of the Institution. Dr. Eben. Davies, in seconding, appealed for a wider sympathy towards the work. The resolution was unanimously carried. The Rev. Mr. Johnson followed, with a cor- dial vote of thanks to the lady collectors for their earnest work, and remarked that he was sure they were all thankful that there was such a lady as Mrs. Ebenezer Davies at the head of stich an institution in Swansea. He had no doubt the Shelter would receive greater support in the future than in the past when once the nature of the work came to be better known. The motion having been seconded, it was carried with acclamation. The Rev. Chancellor Smith proposed a vote of thanks to Sir John Llewelyn for presid- ing, feeling sure that his name and counten- ance to the work would influence the work during the year. The Rev. R. T. Williams seconded, and the resolution was carried with acclamation. The Chairman briefly acknowledged the compliment, and the meeting terminated.
The Duchess of Cleveland (mother of Lord Rcsebery) died on Saturday morning at Wies- baden, where she had been under the treat- ment of a "specialist for eye troubles. De- ceived wis ;n her eighty-third year.
(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS.) ABERAYON AND PORT TALBOT. NOTES AND NEWS. r BY RAMBLER." J The work in connection with the erection of the new Steel Works is going on apace. What was once Aberavon's classic football ground is already converted into a regular beehive of industry—labourers, masons, and surveyors having played sad havoc with the greensward over which the sphere of leather had been chased for many a long year. The more stolid pursuits of life will, in a short time, be in full play, and the district will be all the richer for it. Talking of riches reminds me that Aberavon will, in a few months hence, require some of tho.<e riches. Schemes aie now being laid before the Local Government Board totting up in all to £ 17,000—a nice little round sum isn't it for a small borough to launch out with in one year. Trie bringing of the River Avon to connect the town witn the docks is going to ran away with -812,000, and one wonders at this moment if such a big outlay will repay the ratepayers. If it were only carried out some five or six years ago the scheme would havn greatly tostered the building of merchants' offices in the Victoria-road, but Station-street, Port Talbot, claims these all for its own There is room and to s-pare, however, for big developments at the Sanofields for works and otherwise, and we sincerely hope that the bridge will hurry forward such developments. A strong case for its construction will have to be laid before tho Local Government Board Inspec- tor, but to a stranger this does not seem an herculean task- The last meeting of the Town Council confirmed a resolution of the Gas Committee v> ho recommend that an expert should be called in at cnoe to advise on the construction of new Gas Works—one of the most, in tact Ibe most impor- tant, I venture to say, pr< ject which the Council can take in hand. A new woiks is absolutely necessary and should have been constructed years ago. To my mind the erection of a new works is far more urgent just now than the construction of the Avon Bridge. The town cannot go on much longer in defraying out of the rates heavy sums of money to meet the deficiency on tbeexistitg works. Tne proverbial last straw will soou be reached, and in the interests of the ratepayers the proposed new works should be pushed on with, with all speed. Although a comparatively young Institution the Margam Urban District Council has overtaken and passed Aberavon in the matter of indebted- ness, but the ancient borough promises to go one better presently. The Town Branch Post Office as altered was re-opened on Thursday. It certainly presents a more businesB-like appearance, and there should he no more complaints as to privacy in the Savings Bank Department A Local Government Board Inspector will visit Aberavon on the 31st inst. for the purpose of holding an inquiry into the Town Council's application for a loan to construct the E-planade on the Beach and lor the expenditure of money in reference to street improvements, the projects involve an expenditure ot about £ 5,000. We are making progress. The tradespeople of Port Talbot—the residents In Staiion-strect in particular-are making f-trenuoua tft'vrts to revive tne question of erect- ing a Market 111 their disirict. A reputation of them waited upon the District couueil at tueir last meeting urging luem to again take the matter up. They unuouotediy Una tuat the Aberavon Market is a seriuus (118tn. bance to their business on Saturdays, whereas a Market erected in a central position at Poit Ta.bot would, they think, help to erect tne exodus of Taibach people into the ancient borough, but as I nave over and over again said iu these notes, wnat is wanted at Port. ialbot, to do what the tradespeople think a Market would ao for th m, is the creation ot a lew more licensed nouses m their district. Pott Talbot is tJaUJY off 111 this connection. W heu marketing, especially when the market day is Saturday, people mop in at the pubs for a cnat witn their mencu and neighbours. Poit Taibot lack this accommodation, alll it will be the centre of attraction until pubs are more plentiful there. Talking of Station-stleet reminds me of the negiecteu appearance this thoroughiure presents on a Sunday moining. Is it not posaiule for this stieei to be scavenged eany iu the morning ? The reiuse of the siiuib-puper bags, and wnai not— are distributed au over the place, ana, as 1 have said, gives a very unsightly and dirty appeaiance to the street. The Alar gam Council have deciued to open subscription hots at the local banks to raise fuuds lor Queen Victoria's Meinoiial k-ulci. What it, Aberavon going to do r The Margam Cricket Club gained a some- what unexpected and easy victory over the Swansea. Second Eleven at Margam on Satur- day last. The Swansea men could do noth- ing with the bowling of George Aitken, who send down five overs and three balls for the re- markable analysis of 1 run and 5 wickets. The wicket was certainly a trifle "bumpy," and George sent them down with just a little sung behmd them. Swansea were all out for 42. Margam knocked off these with the loss of four men-Erur-ist Tennant playing a lively not out innings of 25, hitting a five and a couple of 4'8, and the total reached 78 for 9 wickets when time was called. Margam has a very promising XI. and if they keep together they should be heard of in better company.. It is a pity that the out- fielding at Margam cannot be improved. No attempt is made to keep down the under- growth, which in the middle of the season is of rare heighth, and it is simply impos- sible to score off the pitch unless by a lofty hit, a thing which should be discouraged, especially in a young team. The recent spell of dry weather is causing the youngsters of the town and district 1o look forward with delight to their annual Whitsun festival on Monday next, and many are the ardent hopes that it will not break up until that always looked for treat is over. In Church circles, the matter of the ap- pointment of a new vicar is creating a good deal of .interest, and speculation is rife as to who the new vicar will be. A rumour got abroad last week end that a curate of one of the Cardiff ct^ches had been appointed, but this is not so. The Markets Committee of the Town Coun- cil held a special meeting on Tuesday after- noon to consider the question of fixing hours for the regulation of -slaughtering at th" public slaughterhouse, when it was decided to accept the Swansea hours. A recommen- dation was also passed to increase the mar- ket inspector's salary by 5s. per week. Aberavon and Port Talbot wree well repre- sented at the Neath Horse Show on Thursday, with what results we hope to give next waek. Saturday last was a very unfortunate day in the Port Talbot district as regards acci- dents. A man named James Reynish, a na- tive of Cwmavon, was found early in the morning on the R. and S. Bay line with one of his feet cut off, and later on in the day two men named Hallett and Roderick, the latter a native of Taibach, fell off the new church at Bryn. through the collapse of some scaffolding. Roderick was very seriously in- jured. sustaining a broken leg and arm and injuries to his head. A private meeting of the Water Works Committee v| held on Tuesday afternoon, to consider the terms of the agreement re the Margam water supply. It is hoped that the matter will be carried through quickly as the reservoir is rapidly sinking. We are glad to notice that notices have been issued tc house- holders warning them against the waste cf water, and prohibiting them from using it for watering gardens which appears to be, extensively done in the town. ABERAVON COUNTY POLICE COURT.— MONDAY. [Before Messrs. Edward Davies (in the chair), J. M. Smith, Lewis Lewis, Herbert Evans, and Dd. Williams.J Applications. — Oocasional licences were granted Mr. Theodore Thomas, of the Crown Ion, Kenfig Hill, to sell intoxicants in a tent in Margam Park on the occasion of the Glamorgan Annual Riflti Meeting on the 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st inst., and to Mrs. Catherine David, of the Somersetshire House Inn, Taibach, on the ocoasion of a dance. They Stoppt-d the Colliery.-Dd. Woolcock, a steelworker of Cwmavon, was charged by Daniel Martell, colliery manager, of Cwmavon, with assaulting him on the 16th inst. Mr. Moses Thomas appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Trevor Hunter for Woolcock. According to the evidence of Martell defendant entered his office about 1.30 on the day in que-tion, and without uttering a word dealt bini a severe blow in the mouth, causing blood to flow freely. In cross- examination, however, Martell admitted ordering defendant's brother off the works earlier that day, but denied accusing him of being a thief. Witness also faid in his examination in chief that when outside his office, in the presen e of 1\ man named Heycock, Woolcock threatened to strike him again if he got thiee months for it. There was great commotion in the colliery yard, said Martell. Defendant's mother and three sisters came on the scene and the colliery was stopped a quarter of an hour by the disturbance created. George Heycock, a weigher at the colliery, sai 1 that. e noticed Martell was bleeding at the mouth, and he com- plained to him of having been struck by defen- dant, whom he heard threaten to strike again. The defence was a total denial of the assault, but Woolcock admitted going into the office and threatening complainant because he called his bioiher Tom a thief.—Fined JE1, including costs. Drunk in a Railway Carriage.—Samuel White, described as a navvy, was charged with commit- ting a breach of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Company's Byelawtt by being drunk and abusive in a railway oarriage on the 18th inst. Mr. E. T. Evans ptosecuted for the company. It appeared f,om the evidence of John Morgan, station master at Cwmavon, that on the arrival of the 4.40 train at his station his attention was called to White, who was very drunk and refused, or was unable to give any account of himself or his ticket, and he had to be given into custody.- Fined 10s. and costs. There was more than the average crop of drunks dealt with aad these closed the charge sheet. t
SKBWEN. _BT OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT] SETTLEMENT OF CWRT-Y-BETTWS w COLLIERY DISPUTE. On Friday evening Mr. John Williams, Miners' Agent, met Mr. Htdley, of the Cwrt-y-bettws Colliery, and arrived at an adjustment of the dispute which has occupied attention for several weeks past. The management had issued several summonses for breach of contract against members of the Workmen's Committee, on whose behalf it was argued when the cases came before the County Bench at Neath that as members of the Workmen's Oommittee. they were exempt from the operation of the rule that a workman was not to leave his work without giving a month's notice. The Justices made no order. Shortly after the management took out 200 County Court summonses. The dispute is now happily a thh g of the past, the workmen having engagvd to pay the costs of issuing the summonses, and that a month's notice shall be given in future, except in cases of emergency.
TONNA. [By OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] ANNUAL CHURCH PARADE OF THE 2nd V.B. WELSH REGIMENT—NEATH DETACHMENT. INTERESTING PRESENTATION. On Sunday morning last, the above Com- pany, together with No. 7 Battery 1st Glamorgan Artillery, turneb out in rat ifving numbers and marched to Tonna Church, where the Rev. D. Bees, B.A., delivered a most appreciated sermon. Throughout the village there was a grand display of bunting, &c.( and the church tower was decorated. Jackson's service in F was sung by the choir, and the following sqecial hymns :—" Fight the good fight," Hail the day that sees Him rise," "Holy Father in thy mercy," Onward Christian Soldiers," and God save the King" (new version). The singing, which was under the conductorship of Mr. D. S. Davies, whose daughter, Miss Da vies, was organist, gave marked satisfaction. The congregation was the largest by far ever seen in St. Anne's Church. The officers present were :—Major Green, Lieutenant A. Russel Thomas, Lieut. J. Cook Rees, Captain Fred Kempthorne, Lieut. Rbys Charles, Captain- Surgeon David Ll. Davies. Lieut.-burgeon Morris, and others. Lieut.-Colonel Trick (Swansea) was present, but not in uniform. The Company were seen ati the armoury by Col Young, There were also present at the service his Worship the Mayor and Mayoress of Neath, Councillor and Mrs. L. C. Thomas, Miss Griffiths, Dulais Fach Mrs. Ritson, Mrs. Green, Master Green, Miss Price, Mrs. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Fernbank, &c. After the service the men were lined out in the grouuds in front of St. Anne's, when the Mayor, with a firm and commanding voice, called upon Colour-Sergeant Clarke to come forward to be decorated by the Mayoress with the long-service medal. Sergeant Clarke promptly obeyed, and his saluting was that of a veteran. No lady could have discharged the pleasing duty better than did the Mayoress. Sergeant Clarke suitably replied, after which the band, under the leadership of Mr. D. Jenkins, gave a splendid rendering of "Always Faithful." Arrangements were made to reserve seats for those Neath volun- teers who have recently returned from the front. It was not known by those in charge that Private Leu Adlam was present, other- wise he would have been shown the same respect, he having been at the siege of Kimberly.
THE MOST NUTRITIOUS. E PPS'S GRATEFUL-COMFORTING. COCOA BREAKFAST AND supper.
NEATH AND DISTRICT I [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] RUNAWAY HORSE. On Saturday morning a horse belonging to Mr. Richard Rosser, The Laurels, ran away. There was no one in the trap to which the animal was attached, and it bolted down Lewis-road into London-road. When near the Windsor Bakery the horse stumbled on the pavement, and was secured by Mr. Thomas (Mr. Stockham's foreman). It then bad only two shafts attached to it, the body of the trap having been smashed. The horse, said to have been of the value of sixty g-uineas, was much injured. NEATH VOLUNTEERS' CHURCH PARADE. The annual Cburch Parade of the Neath detachment of the 2nd V.B. Welsh Regiment took place on Sunday, when a service was attended at St. Anne's Church, Tonna. There was a good muster of Artillery Volunteers as well, and headed by the Rifles Band, under the nonductorship of Bandmaster David Jenkins, the two miles march to Tonna was accomplished under most agreeable conditions. The following were i be officers present Major Green, Lieut. A. Russell Thomas. Lieut. J. Cook Rees, Captain Fred Kemp'horne, Lif-ut. Rhys Charles, Lieut. Surgeon D. L. Davies, and Lieut.-Surgeon Morris. Colonel Trick, of Swansea, also attended, but not in uniform. St. Anne's Church had been decorated with flags and bunting, and the inhabitants showed in various ways that they thought mUlh of the visit of the volunteers, The Rev. David Rees, B.A., was the preacher, and his discourse was regarded as most suitable. Cyclist Daymond read the lessons. Special seats were leserved for the three Neath volunteers just returned from the front, and who were at the close of the service presented to the Mayoress and others, who warmly praised them and congratulated them upon their safe return. The choir sang special hymns under the conduotorship of Mr. D. Saunders Davies. In the Church grounds after the service Colour- sergeant Sam Clarke was given his long service medal, the Mayoress (Mrs. L. C. Thomas) pinning the decoration to the recipient's tunic. DEATH IN A CAB AT NEATH. A very sad occurrence took place at Neath, on Wednesday afternoon, of which the following are the particulars. It appears that a Mrs. Elizabeth Llewelyn, aged 78, the widow of a master matiner of Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, and who-se address was 78, Vaughan's-terrace, Fishguard, was returning home on Wednesday from Brecon, where she had been spending a considerable time with her son. She was acoompmied by her daughter, Mis-i Mary Llewelyn. They travelled by the train which arrived at Neath from Brecon at 1258. At Neath station a cab was hired in order to reach the Great We-torn Railway station in time to catch the 1.15 down train. The cab had just arrived at its destination when Mrs. Llewelyn died in a distressingly sudden manner. The body was conveyed in tne cab to the Castle Hotel, and P.S. Davies arriving made arrange- ments for it to be placed in a room at the hotel pending the inquest. County Coroner Cuthbert- son held an inquest at the Town Hall, on Wed- nesday afternoon. Dr Lewis who viewed the body shortly after death prouounced the cause of death to have been heart disease. The jury were also toid that the relatives had been aware of a weakness of the heart of the deceased lady, and she had been treated for it at Brecon by Dr. Howells, of Talgarth. A verdict was returned in accordance with the medical statement. SCHOLASTIC. We are pleased to learn that Master H. B. Williams, the twelve-year-old son of Mr. Alfred Williams, solicitor, Tonbridge, has come out at the top in the recent scholarship examination at Toubridge School. Mr. W. A. Williams is an old iNeath boy. His father, Captain S. Williams, i- one of the mo-fe active of Neath's elderly men of the first grade. He gives proof that he regards it as downright laziness to grow old. NEATH COUNTY POLICE COURT.- TUESDAY. [Before Mr. Edward Davies and Mr. Walter Rice Evans..J Unfilial Conduct.—Joseph < Thomas Jones labourer, Melyncrythan, was brought up in custody under a warrant, and charged with doing damage to the extent of 5s. to a chair belonging to his mother. The evidence tendeied was to the effect that the defendant frequently got drunk, and that his aged mother had several times suffered from cruel treatment at his hand-i The Bench ordered the defendant to pay the amount of damage, and a fine of 5s. and costs. A NEATH PUBLICAN FINED. At the Neath Borough Police Court on Monday. before the ex-Mavor (Al l. H. P. Charles), Mr. Harry Thomas, Mr. Clement Gardner, and Mr. F. J. Gibbins, Thomas Corbett of Ethel-street, was charged with having teen drunk on the 13th inst. on the premises of the Ivy Bu-h Inn, Melyn- crythan. The defendant pleaded guilty. There was also a charge against the landlord of the Ivy Bush Inn of permitting drunkenness on his premises. P.C. Bennett said he saw Ccrbett it, the public-bouse named and in a drunken state. Thomas Tamplin, who was called for the defence, said that Corbett entered the house just before the constable, and had not been supplied with drink. Other witnesses were also ca led for the defence. The Be ch retired to consider tueir decision. On returning they finpd Corbett 5s. and costs Alderman H. P. Charles said that in reference to the case against the publican the magistrates were of the opinion from th* evidence of the landlady that she knew Corbett was drunk. They were afraid as a Bench that erroneous opinion* prevailed amongst publicans in regard to drunken men on their premises. The landlord was finpd 10s. and costs. EJECTMENT.-WILLIAMS v. REES. An application was made by Mr. J. T. Davies for an order to eject Mr. J. Albert Rees, of No. 8, Osborne.street, Neath. Evidence was jfiven of the service of notice to quit, and also the statutory notice subsequently. The order was granted returnable in three weeks. GLYN NEATH AND HIRWAIN UNITED CYCLING CLUB. A general meeting of this club waa held at the Joiners' Arms, .Glvn Neath, on Monday evening, and it was well atten led. Messrs. T. Thomas, Jona James, R<*es Powell, T. Drew, D Dav es', and T. Rowe representing Hirwain. The follow- ing officers were elected :-Captains, Mr. Tom Thomas (Hirwain) and Mr. Geo. Bennett (Glyn Neath); buglers, Mr. Tom James (Hirwain) an i Mr. J. Browning (Glyn Neatu); treasurer, Mr. Je-tyu Thomas; secretary, Mr. Wm. Davies (Joiners'Arms). Several good rules were framed, and it was unanimously agreed to have a run to Swansea, on Whit-Tuesday, and to stari from the heid quarters, Joioer Arms, at 10 a.m. There is every prospect of having a successful season, as the right captains aie at the h-Im. Before the meeting terminated a hearty vote of thanks was passed to Captain Thomas and his friends for attending the meeting.
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LLANWRDA. COUNTY COUNCIL LECTURE. The County Council Lecturer, Mr. Pickard, of University CoHege, Ab?rystwyth, has during the pa-t fortnight been delivering a course of lectures at Llanwrda ard Bwlchyffin, in the upper part of the parish. The subjects treated of were "Soil;" manures, and potatoes," "Apples, grafting and pinning," "The cabbage family," "Bee-keepina," "Peas, beans, &c. "Bush frnits and strawberries," Garden root crops," Roses and other flowers." Demonstrations were also given in the gardens of the neighbour- hood and in the local seho ds. Thd series have proved highly successful and were we'l patronised by attentive and intelligent audiences. Mr. Pickard is a master of his subjects, and treats them in a hiehly intere ting and attrqetive manner, doing the practical parts most carefully before the audience. At the last of the services a cordial vote of thmik- was pas8e<4 to Mr. Pickard for the very %^le way in vhich he bad carr ed out tho cou se. and bis painstaking labours at the demonstrations. A hca'ty vote of thanks was also accorded to the County C"\mcil fer the bendits thus brought to the locality, aId to Alderman Bevan. who presideH, for his interest in securing L'anwrda as a cpntre for the course. It is intended to follow up the instruc- tion given by a Horticultural :-how towards the e d of the summer when the local gardens and beehives will no doubt eive a good account of themselves. Mr. Pickari has kindlv promised to Hdjndicate. The next centre, we understand, is L angwaed.
PONTARDULAIS. NOTES. LBT THE DRUID." J CHAIR EISTEDDFOD. This fifth annual event was brought off at Pontardulais on Saturday last in pheasant summer weather, xms year the eisteddfod was not so eiaboraieiy arranged as in pre- vious years, but the variea competitions, sweating generally, were exceedingly well contested, and the eisteddfod was very well patronisbd. The duties of adjudicators de- voived upon the following ladies and gentle- men: Music, Messrs. beth P. Jones. Pen- clawdd; and J. Watcyn Jones, G.T.is.C., Pon- tardiuais. Prise bags, Miss Annie Davies. Birch Grove, ^Pohtardulais. Literary, Jttev. Ben. Davies, Paatteg, istalyfera. The ao. companists were—j&isa JkL. jones, G and L. (Megan, Glantawe/, Swansea; and Mr R. Leysnqn Davies.. A.O., Pontarduiais. The other othcials were: Chairman of committee Mr. John ±\ Rees ^Llew Llwehwr); treasurer' Mr. Thomas Jen&ms; secretaries, Messrs* henry Thomas, and W. T. Rees (Eos Gwili). Alderman Rees Harries, J.P., Bolgoed was the president for the day. Subjoined is a complete list of awards.- — Morning Meeting. -rianotorte Solo, Militaire"—7 competitors—Maggie l&wis, Plt^nari. boio for Gins, By and By—6 competitors -1, S. J. Ila-r-ries, Gorseinon; 2, Gwenwe Jones, Pontardulais. ^T^0!01^0 feol(i (nndfT 12K "Fairy Foot- £ i_ competitors—ivor Owen, Swansea. Solo for Boys, "Loved ones gone Before"— 12 competitors 1> A. J. „enki £ Penclawdd; 'r> CY>Lewia, Go we rt on. Prize Bag&—5 competitors.—-This nrire xrns won for the third yeVr in succ^on by Mr^' Philip J. Phillips, 5, 0akfieia-street, Pon- tardulais. Contralto Solo, "Return Unto Thv Rest" Llanen™Petlt0r'S"MisS Ma^le Richards, Junior Recitation. "Saeth am Gan"—10 competitors-MIss lie J. liill; Graig, Morris- -Baritone Solo, "Gwlad yr Eistedfodau"—$ competitors-Joseph Evans, Llangennech. HilDVeITVft i?1?' <Anwvl Jesu" (Afanfryn TTki n 1 oC u0ir? only had entered vis ti^t Chan l S J C+h0ir' aud Calf aria Bap- tist Chapel Band of Hone. The prize was divided betweA the two parties Mr R a,Id MarV7;»^V0DdUOte'? the choir conducted the second -r). n Afternoon Meeting. lanoforte Solo, "Day Dream Melody" 11 GeoP^C1cl^S.'rn BeT!m- 2- H»n°PIT0 hol°' '"Cenwch 'im 'yr hen Gania- v £ £ !'fu £ L*a~a Duet, "I wish to time"—No entrv. J. oem In memoriam to the late Dyi'ad Wil- liam, Llandilofach, the author of the well- known hymn, "m y dyfroed mawr a'r ton- nau -2 competitors-Mr. Tom Harries, Con- gregational Chapel. Brecon. benior Recitation—" Ardeicbog Bedair Mil"-I8 compehtora.-Dan John Mathews,. J:'üntardulais. th' *stradgymais, who cha'red S the competitive concert in the evening The handsome chair, valued at 3 gm2 presented to the committee by Mr. D EdJS ihomas, Pontardulais x,a«ar Tenor SOlO, "Can olaf Tndno"-4 competi- tcrs-Van Davies. Pdellais A Speech—"Poverty and its Causes"-lD. R Williams, Pontardulais; 2, John Morris Pontardulais. The test piece in the chief choral competi- tion was Megys Blodewyn" (Gwilym Zon), but there was no entry, and this concluded tbe eisteddfod proceedings. COMPETITIVE CONCERT f,JMrS„T+a\t sreatar succe*9 than the eisted- fod itself, the i-uoac nan being crowded to over no wing-. Alderman ThomL^SaS 1 0 Swansea, acted as chairman. "j ha chief item of attraction was the open cham- pion solo contest. A prize of ;t;5 was offered oy the commirtee, and in additIOn Mr Wm Williams, jeweller, Swansea, presented aa elegant silver cup to the succeestui competi- tor. Mr. David Hughes, R.A.M., the re- nowned Swansea basso waa the adjudicator. b.even comretitors sang at the preliminary test held at ilendy National Schools during the after noon, and of tius number only four appeared at the evening concert. The names ot these four, together with their eongs, were: Miss M. A. Morris, Tonyrefail, "Ernani Hy with me (Verdi); Miss Gwennie Williams Llanelly, "Hear ye Israel" (Elijah); Mr. Ed! ward Davies, Morriston, "Deeper «nd deeper stiil and "Waft her Angels" (Jeph- tha); Mr. Josh Thomas, Penclawdd, "It is enough (Elijah). Mr. Hughes, in delir«r- ing his adjudication, said that Miss Morris possessed a splendid voice, and she had given an excellent, intelligent rendering from be- ginning to end. Mass Williams also pos- sessed a really, good voice. The first move- ment was exceptionally good, but the second movement was not so effective. Mr. Davies tbo, had an excellent voice. He had been over-careful, and tried to sing too much. £ fc was an intelligent and effective rendering. Mr Thomas possessed a voice of splendid quality and his production was easy; the first move- ment had been taken too slow. He awarded the_prize to Miss Morris, who was invested by Mrs. Harries, The Bolgoed. As an encore ^Qrris ea% Llam y Cariadau." There were 38 competitors at the test in the champion recitation. Two only appeared at the concert, viz.. Rev. Ebenezer Geortre °f Neath, and Mr. Edwin Williams, Llan- elly. Mr. George gave a very dramatic re- cital of "The Raven" (Edgar Allan Poe), and he was awarded the prize. As before men- tioned, the "chairing" of the successful b<u*«i was an important item in the proceeding*. The Rev. Ben. Davies conducted the cere- mony, and the bardic addresses were de- luged upon an indulgont audience by a small army of local poets.. It may be of public interest to know that the disqualified competi- tor for the chair is a previously "chaired-* bard of the Pontardulais eisteddfod. IJur- ing the evening, Mr. David Hughes gave magnificent renditions of "0 ruddier thm* the cherry," "I'm a roamer." and "Mer^ ? Cadben." The concert, which was thor- oughly appreciated, was brought to a close by the singing of the Welsh National An- them. A detailed report of the parish meeting held at the Board Schools on Wednesday evening has been held over till next week.
DAN OLYGIAETH "PENAR. J AT EIN GOHEBWYR. I 2K icnejr sylw o iinrhyv: ohebiaeth a fyddo wedi ei hysgrifenu ar ddwg ochr i'r ddalen, ac na fyddo wedi ei horwyddo dg enw priodol y goheb- ydd—nid o angenrheidrwydd er mvjyn ei gohoeddi, 08 yn hytrach y dynunir defnyddio ffnøenw. Cyfeirier pob gohebiaeth Gymreig at y Golyg- ydd, PBNTBB, SWANSEA.
Y c. GLORIAN." Ap Teilo.-Fel hyn yr ysgrifenna. y gohebydd ■fawn ateb:— Anwyl Mr, Gol.,—Mwynheais eich cyfeiriad at y Gog a'r hen gan ddifyr arni. A glywsooh chwi am Barti y gwyr Priod" a aeth i fynny i "Fryn y Grongar" -y bryn y canodd John Dyer mer fwyn am danor 0 Amanford (os maddeu-ch y gair yn lie yr hen air rhagorol Ehydaman '') v cychwynai y parti, ac nid oedd neb ond grwyr a gwtagedd i fod ynddo ac i Fryn Grongar yr oedd eu hvmdaith. Wedi cyrraedd yno rhaid oedd cael can ar yr amgylchiad gan Watcyn Wyn, gan ei fod ef a'l briod hawddgar yn eu plith. Boddlonodd y bardd o'r diwedd, ac arwydd ,dd foddlonrwydd i ddatgann yr hyn a gyfansoddasai os canaiy cwmni y cydgan. Dyna'r fargen wedi ei gwneud a'r bardd ar ei draed yn y canol, ac meddai mewn nodau mwynicm gell- weirus:— Canodd Dyer, brydydd hawddgar, Fa la la, &c., (mpddai y parti), Fel y Gwcw ar y Grongar, Fa la la, &u. (eto): Ond vm mharti y Gwyr Priod," Fa la la, &c. (drachefn), Dyma grugyn o Gwciod. (Aeth yn rhy ddifrifol i Fa la la.' ") Dyna banes Gwciod Watcyn Wyn, 1)eth bynnag. Y Saith Rhyfeddod. Anwyl Olygydd y I I Gongl meddai hen ohebydd difyr ataf. "A ellwch chwi ddweyd wrthyf beth yw ystyr y dywediad — Saith Rhyfeddod.' Clywch ddvn yn dweyd yn fynych, dyna un o'r saitb rhyfeddod.' Beth ydynt. Carwn gael gwybod." Wel, fy hen gytaill, os yw Edward Jones' "Bardic Museum genych, nen o fewn cyrraedd i chwi, chwi a'u gwelwch ar tudalen 50. A dyma ( nwy:- 1. Mynydd y Wyddfa. 2. Pistyll Rhaiadr, 3. Ffynon Gweuffrewi. 4. Ffynon Uwrtin. 5. Clochdy Gwrecsam. 6. Clochau Croestiordd. 7. Pont Llangollen. Am y Wyddfa, y rhyfeddod cyntaflenwog yw hi I am ei hueiider, ei llysiau, ei llynoedd, a'i niwl aydyn. Mae yr ail ryfeddod yn disgyn 240 o droedfeddi yn nnionsyth, ac yn rhanu siroead Dinbych a Threfaldwyn. Mae dytroedd ffynnon Gwenffrewi yn cael y clod o fod wedi gwella. miloedd o glefydau anfeddygiu- iaethol. Dyma gyrchfan pabyddion Cymru. Ym mynwent Owrtin mae pum Ywen ar hagain. Byddai Ywen yn tyfu ar y cloohdy, medde uhw. Yr oedd galwad mawr am y pren Yw yn adeg y bwa a'r saeth. Am y pumed, codwyd hwn yn 1501-1507, ac ebai hen fardd am dano :— Cloohdy twt, Hoeldy taldeg—C^rwyndy Cryn-dwr hir cywreiudeg: Eglwys-dy wmied yn glw) s-deg, Monwent bardd a memi teg." Y chwecbed yw hen gartrefle y Deon Howell, o Dyddewi, ac an o'r liecynnau tlysaf yn y wlad. Mae y elychau yn ddiareboi am bereiad-dra eu ton a'n tine. Pout Llangollen yw y seithfed. Cyfrifir hon hefJd yn un o Dii Thlws C) mry." Mae iddi bum bwa braf- U Pont licsog pen Tlysau-pont union Pont enwog, bentanau; Pont gaerog, p yntiau goran, Pont tew glog, pen taeog glan." Adeiladwyd hi gan John Trevonr, Esgob Sant Asaph, o gyloh 1350." I Beth fytid yr wythfed rhyfeddod ddaw i Gymru r Ouid ydym bron peidio rhyfeddn, a mynd i fyw yn wastad a iairyteddnod-gwneud popeth yn gyffredm ? ♦
CAN ENWOG. Meddyliais mai mwyn gan ddatganwyr a fwyn- hant y Star of Bethlehem f'ai cael y geiriau yn y Gymraeg. GobeiLhir y cenir hwyut ar yr alaw ddigyffelyb houno. Yn y "Cymro," am Mai 16eg, y nment. Rbyfedd mor ffodus yw y papyr gwych hwn i gael o hyd i dlysion. SEREN BETHLEHEM. It Y nos o flaen Nadolig, I A'r byd aran eiria'n wyn, Ediychais o'm nystafeil I'r dywell no", yn syn Mor falus canai'r clychau, Mor hatdd tj wyna.i'r ser, Daeth mebyd eto'n ol i mi A'i boil frenddwydion per. A phan yn gwrando'r clycnau mwyn A'm golwg tua'r nen, Draw yn y dwyrain mewn mawrhad Cytododd seren wen; Y lieill, o flat-n ei nefol wawl, A welwent oil yn giau— Mi dybiais 'bod hi'n galw A bu raid im' ufudrlbau. Arweiniodd trwy'r heolydd, Ac heibio aneddau ffawd, Pelydrodd trwy'r ffenestri I Ittwer ystafell dlawd; 0 brif-ffordd aeth i brif-ffordd Trwy lwybrau tywyU, main, A Ilitodd trwy'r tywyllwch Oleuni eaiaidd, cam. Annghofiodd pawb eu gofid, Yn adufwyn daeth pob nn, A'r bychain blant blinedig Wenent mewn hyfryd bun A llawer crwydryn trist, dihedd, A wyliai'i golea ter, Fel pe yn cuniod cartref clyd Tu hwnt i wlad y ser. Ar hyn diflanai'r ddaear, Ar edyn engyl awn, Tu draw adfeilion bywyd gwael A thwrw daear tawn TJwchlaw y poen a'r adfyd, TJwchlaw y gwae i gyd, A'r hunan pechadurus Ad-wais yn y byd. Yn mlaen yn uwcn y seren aeth Nes, rm dyc. ymyg i, Y fflachiodd ar yr euraidd byrth Ac ar y grisiai li*; Ac yna'r pyrth agorent, Clywn od'au'r nefol g6r,' Y seren bon oedd Seren Bethleheiti j I'm bar wain at fy lor. Fy lor I Fy lôr I'm harwain at fy lor (Cyf.) JNO. N. CEOVTTHXE.. |3ethesda, Arfon.
FELINDRE. I Y Sul a'r Linn diwedd f c^nhaliodd yr Eglwya I Anibynnol yn v lie uobo ) ei chyfarfod Mynyd iol, í Van y prey»*lh wyd gan v Pmchn. D. Bowen. j Hermon. a W. Bowen, Penvgroes, a chafwyd cyf- arfodydd rhaao>ol. j Yn ystorl \r wyl evnaliwvd cyfarfod i anrhegu y P^roh. D. H. Thoma Gorseinon, yr hwn a fu j yn weinidogr i'r Ft>lindre am sbaid maith, ac a wnxe'h WKi'h ardde ho? vno yn ys'od ei wein- j jdogaetb. C fl yn« yd iddo roddion gwerthfawr; I ac 08 teilyngodd neb hwynt, teilyngodd ef. Gwr tawfl diymhongar yw ef-wedi diwyllio ei feddwl yn hamddenol a didrwst, a chanddo ei farn glir am bethau y mae llu heb freuddwydio am aanynt j erioed. Darllenwr eang a darllenwr clir a deallgar yw Mr. Thomas. Da iawn, bobl y Felindre. Gwnaethoch yn odidog. Dangosasoch y medrech werthfawrogi cymeriad a galla, a'ch bod yn dymuno yn dda i Mr. Thomas ar ei waith yn cyfyngu ei latur i Gorseinon. Llwydd i chwi yn y dyfodol. — ♦
COFGOLOEN DANIEL OWEN. Mae y gofgolofn genedlaethol i Daniel Owen, y nofelydd, yn awr wedi ei gorphen gan y cerflun- ydd, Mr. Goscombe John, a disgwyiir y gellir i'w dadlenu yn y Wyddgrug-lle bu'r nofelydd fyw- yn mhen ycbydig fiscedd. Mae y derbyniadau at gofgoiofn tua £ 250, ond bydd ychwaneg yn eisiau cyn y clirir yr holl dreuliau. Nid yw y saSe eto wedi ei ddewis, ond tneddir yn gyffredinol i ffafrio maes y County Hall. -+-
CY-NIRU "-MAI. Ni adaerh rbifyn o hrm allan nas meddiannwyd ef genyf, ac nas darllenwyd yn lied Iwyr. Dyma rifyn 118 o'r Cyf. XX., ac y maecit oil genyf ac yn fawr yn fy ngolwg. Ar gyfnodOwanGlyndwr yr ystrrifena y golygydd enwog y tro hwn, ac nid oes angen dweyd fod yr hanes dan ei law fel Ramant. Fel hyn y sonia am Dywysog Seisnic cynta Cymru-Edward Chwarenodd yn nyddiau ei ieuenctyd gyda hoff gyfoedion, a hiraethodd am danynt drwy ei oes. Wedi tyfn arhosodd yn blentyn, ond yr oedd natur y gwr canol oed yn dadblygu ynddynt hwy. ac awydd am arian a thir yn crvfhau. Gwa.straffodd yntan bopeth feddai arnynt, fel y lluchiasai ei depanau iddynt pan oeedynt yn blant. Ymffrogtiai trwy ei oes mai Cymro oedd. Yr oedd yn hoff iawn o gampau hen foneddigion Cymrn, Hoffai'r delyn, boft'ai hela; hoft'ai'r beirdd, gwnai ambell bill ei hun. Yr cedd yn orboff o geffyIan ac o filgwn. Yr oedd ganddo filgi gwyn yn ei ddilyn i bobman: yr oedd ganddo lew mewn tfan symudol, a symudid y llew gydag «f i bobman. Rhyw Hywel y Pedolau, rhyw- un fedrai wneyd gwrbydri ceriforol, oedd ei arwyr, nid pobl fedrai reoli gwlad. Buasai wrth ei fodd pe gwnaethid ef yn of nell'n diiwr, ac yr oedd ganddo ddigon o fedr i fod yn grefftwr da. Ond nid oedd ganddo ddefnydd brenin fel ei dad." Mae yn y rhifyn hwn ami i gan a phenill o waith yr "awen wir," ac yn eu pli, h Mae "Bardd a Blodeuyn." gan Eifion Wyn. Can ymgom ddoniol yw eiddo Llew Tegid ar yr Yr Oes o'r Blaen v. Yr Oes Hon," ac mae yn rhaid cyfaddef mai uu aeneu arwynebol iawn yw hon yn ymyl yr hen. Ceir ysgrifau ynddo gan y Paich. D. Lloyd Jonee, M.A., Llandinam; Brython Hughes, D. Samuel, M.A.. Cernyw ac ereill. Ni fydd dim yn fwy difyr unrhyw fis nag At Ohebwyr gan y Golygydd. Dywed bethau byw iawn. ac mae yn amiwg fod ei glust wrth galon Cymru yn gwrando'r cariadau. Bydd yn dda genyf e: weled yn rhoi ambell i air plaen i ryw baner Cymro balch, ac i'r neb a ystyrio iaith a llenyddiaeth ei wlad yn ddiwerth, Cy- huddiad a min iddo oedd yr hyn a wnaeth yn ddiweddar—" mai merched oedd yn fwyaf hwyr- frydig i gymeryd at y Gymraeg yn eu harbot- iadau. Mae angen peth o ysbryd 'mam Llew- ehn v canodd Ceiriog am dani." Ergyd llym sydd ganddo i'r papurau dimai newyddion. Melldith i'r wlad ydyut," meddai. "Portbant yr awydd am ryfel, dysgant fechgyn- nos i feddwl mai chware yw prit bwnc bywyd, a lledaenaut newyddion celwyddog, heb gymeryd y nesaf peth i ddim gofal i wybod a ydynt yn wir." Ac mor iachas yw ei air ar Gynghorau Cymreig." "Y mae pob rheswm yn dweyd," meddai, y dylai yr ymdraJodaeth mewn ynghoraa yog Nghymra Gymreig fod yn Gym- raesj, ac y dyiid cadw'r ftofuodion yn Gymraeg. Gwn trwy gynghor bargyfreithiwr, trwy brofiad hir, a thrwy eitiau diamwys swyddogion Bwrdd Lleol, na cheisia y Hywodraeth lesteirio effeith- iolrwydd y Cynghorau trwy wneyd i neb siarad Saesneg os gwell ganddo eiarad yn Gymraeg. Os na fedr clerc gadw cofnodion ey fariod Cymraeg yn Gymraeg, y mae, wrth gwrs, yn hollol anghymhwys i'r swydd y maeynddi."
CYFARFOD GWEDDI Y MYNYDD NEWYDD. Fel hyn y sonia Mr. W. B. Davies, Gendros, am ei ymweliad a hwn:- Saif y pwll yn ymyl y Gendros, rhyw ddwy fiildir a haner o Gastell Abertawe, yenydig o'r neilldu i'r hen ffordd Rufeiuig arweiniai o Aber- tawe heibio i Penlie'rmarch aCnadleitwraeisdrtfi Casllwcbwr a Chaerfyrddin. Enw'r pwll yw Mynydd Newydd, ac y mae yn cael ei berchenogi g*n ddisgynyddion y diweddar Arglwydd Aber- tawe. Daw y gweithwyr, yn benat, o ardaloedd Treboeth, Llangyfelacb, a Fforestfach. Gweithir dwy wythien—y bum troeufedd a,'rctiwech. Yny otiweoh y cedwir y gwasanaeth, ac y mae wedi ei gadw yn rheolaidd bub boreu Llun er y fl wyduyn 1845. Ar foreu drycinog yn mis Cbwefror. ymgyf- arlu tunryw o ddaearolion ar ben y pwll i'r amcttn o welcd tanddaearolion bethau. Yr oedd yn breseiiOl y Parobn. J. Davies (Cadie), Burwyn Davies (York-place), Mri. Moore a Fox (ceuadau'r Wasg), ac ysgriienydd y ldih hwn. Dyeithr i ni oedd gwealed y glowyr, pob un a'i luaern yn ei law, yn ymgasgiu ar ben y pwll-yu cymeryd eu lie ya y cerbyd yn eu tro, ac yn disgyu yn ddi- symwth i'r dytnder. Toe, daeth ein tro mnan, a ohymerasom ein lie yn y cerbyd o dan arweiuiad y pnf swyddog, Mr. Mort. Piofiad anguyfE edin yw teimio ein bodyn syrttiio megyts i ddiddymdra. Lliniarwyd dipyn ar eiu pryder urwy fod gorchymyn wedi ei roudi i'r peirianydd i y,u ychyuig yn aratach nag arferol. Yr oeddwn I wedi bod i lawr droion o r biaen mewn pyllau glo, ac felly wedi cynefi..o yn bur lew a'r oruchwyl- iaeth ond teimlwn fy nghyfaill agurat yn cydio yn dyn yn fy miaich yuyatody disgyniad a phan y cyrhaeddwyd y gwaelod, d^eth oonenaid diolch allan o tyuwes un beth byuag. Yr oeddem wedi disgyn naw cant o droeuteddi mewn ycbyd;g eiliadan; ond tyotiai un o'r parti ei fod fel awr iudo ef. Bellaeh, dyma ni yn ddyogel ar waelod y pwll. Daeth cyfeiliioa yn mlaen i'n goleuo heibio'r p^iyglon, a daethorn yn luan at yr ystablau He y cedwir y merlynod nad ydynt oud anfynych yn gweled golea d^ydd- Edrychent yn menus a buddlou, a'r osler yn teimio mor falch o'i aniteil- iald ag y teimla ami i wr boueJdig o'i feirch thorough-bred. Ycbydig nes Yn miaen, dyma. m'n sydyn yn gweled ogof wedi ei tbori allan o'r g,-aig, a physt cryfion yn dal y nenfwd i fyny. Rhwngy coed mae rhesi o feinciau garw, ac yn y pea draw y adt fawr" a'r pwlpud. Aethom yn mlaen i eiste ldfa r hen dadao. ac yn fuan iawn ymglasgt- odd tyrfa fawr o lowyr i'r gwasanaeth. Darllenais y ddeunawfed benod yn llyfr Job, a chanasom yr hen beuill Dysg fi, fy Nuw, dysg fi pa fodd, &n. nes yr oedd y lie yn diaspedain. Yna. gweddiodd y Parch. Burwyn Davies, a gwnaeth y Parch. J. Davies sylwadau gwerthfawr. EMYN Y GLOWE. Ti Dduw, wyt agos yn mhob man, Erglyw ein gweddi ni; O'r dyfnder codwn lef i'r lan At D'orsedd rasol Di. M-wn peryel ym bob awr o'r dydd Yn nhywyll fFyrdd tan len: Ein gweddi ddyrchwn fry trwy ffydd I'th gafell sanotaidd, wen. Cyn dechreu gweithio'r gloyn du Ymgrymwn ger dy fron Ya nyfnder dae'r y blwyddi fn. Ti'n cedwaist oil yn llon. Gol, ua'u ffordd. cyfeiria'n taith, Cryfha ein hegwan ffydd; 0 cv nal ni drwy'r anial maith Nes cyrbaedd gwlad y dydd. 0.
MAE FFORDD I GODL J. Mi wn, fy mrawd, fod t'lorti Yn anhawdd iawn i'w ddwyn, Ac nid wyf yn rhyfeddu Wrth wrando ar dy gwyn. 0, d paid a digtloni A arwneud dy arch Mae ffordd i godi 0 ddyfnder tlodi I olud mawr a pharch. II. Mae genyt acbos cwyno Na chefaist 0 ddysg Er "ymaint sydd o foddion DysgeidiaetH yn ein mysg. Ond paid a digaloni A o-wneud dy arch, M e ffordd i godi O'r fan lie sefi, I binacl dysg a pharch. hi. I Mae hen arferion gwrthnn Yn anhawdd iawn i'w lladd, Byddinant yn dy erbyn Fel gelyn, heb eu gwadd. Ond paid a digaloni I A gwneud dy arch, Mae ffordd i godi TJwchlaw drygioni, A ffordd i enill parch. IV. Yr wyt yn wir druenus, Dy beehod sydd yn fawr, Mae beiau gwaradwyddus Yn dal by ben i lawr Ond paid a digaloni A gwneud dy areh; Mae ffordd i godi, O'r erwarth a'r brvnlni, I wynfyd byth a. pharch. R. J. DEEIEL.
SWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST. MONTHLY MEETING. The adjourned monthly meeting of the Swansea Harbour Trust was held on Wednes- day. Mr. Griffith Thomas (chairman) presi- ded, and there were also present Sir John T. D. Llewelyn, Bart., the Mayor (Mr. Wm. Watkins), Messrs. F. H. Glynn Price, Roger Beck. E. Cook, J. H. Burgess, Morgan Tut- ton. David Harris, Roger Thomas, Fred Bradford and Thos. Merrells; the clerk (Mr. Talfourd Strick), the Harbour Superintend- ent (Mr. W. Law), and the Engineer (Mr. A. 0. Schenk). TRADE OF THE PORT. In moving the adoption of the report of the Finance Committee, Mr. Glynn Price said that he did not think there was anything in it that called for special remark. The trade of the past month might, he thought, be considered fairly satisfactory. It pro- duced a profit of JB1,188, as against £ 1,063 for the corresponding period of last year. There was a Slight falling off in both imports and exports, but not to any serious extent. The Mayor seconded, and the report was adopted. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Chairman moved, and Mr. Merrells seconded, the adoption of the report of the Executive Committee, which recommended the acceptance of the tender of Mr. Philip Jenkins for the supply of the annual cloth- ing required for certain of the officials and employes of the Trust for the sum of J6189 5s. 5d. The motion was agreed to. THE TRIPS BY THE BRIGHTON. On the motion of Mr. Morgan Tutton, sec- ti onded by Sir John Llewelyn, the Pilotage Committee's report was also adopted. This recommended that pilotage certificates be granted to Richard William Fryer, master of the s.s. Brighton, and James Bryne, mate of the s.s. Brighton, who had applied for cer- tificates to pilot that vessel and passed the necessary examinations as to their capacity to do so. Aid. Fred Bradford moved, and Mr. Cook seconded, and the usual stock certificates were ordered to be presented.
THE QUEEN OF SERVIA. AN AWKWARD SITUATION. Telegrams from Belgrade speak of the keen disappointment felt by the King and people of Servia at the discovery that the expecta- tions of the approaching birth of an heir to the Throne are illusory. It is suspected that the Queen deceived her husband at the time of their marriage in August last, and there is talk of divorce and other harsh meas- ures. The expected occurrence had been offi- cially announced at Court, and in his last speech from the Throne the King informed his people of the coming joyful event, whereat presentations of a silver cradle, etc., were made.
LLANDILO. BY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] It is with keen regret that we fhronicia the death, on Sun 'ay week last, of Mr. W. Jnme8. of No. 7. Abbey-terrace, Llandilo, at the early age of 30 years, after a short but painful illness. The funeral took place on Thursday, in last week, the place of burial b-ing the Tabernacle Churchyard. The funeral was a large and representative one. The Rev. W. Davies, the Pastor officiated in the house and at the grave. Great sympathy is felt for the w;dow an little son in their sad b reave- ment. and also for the deceased's mother and brothers and si..tel a, who but three weeks previously were d.p, ived by death of a beloved husband aud loving father. It is also wi h sincere regret that we record the death of-Mr. Thomas Jones, postman, Alan-road, Llan iilo, who pat-sed away on Friday, the 10'h inst., at the age If 65 >ears after a long and painful illness. The d' ceaped bad been a rural pontman for a great mHny ypars, doing duty from the Hnadil < Post office to Capel Isaac. He was a quiet and inoffensive man, and was greatlv 'espected. Great sympathy is felt for the widow and children who are left to mourn hi. death. The funeral took ^L<oe on Thursday, the 16 h inst., at Capel Isaac, and was largely attended
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BRITON FERRY. NOTES AND NEWS. LBY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.1 Owing, apparently, <0 t > a printer's error, the name of Mr. Harry Dawie* w s transformed to Davies in our acoount of the smoker held iu his honour last week. Miss Florrie Hut-hinson pa-sed in theory at the recent examination of the London College of Musio held at Swansea. She i- a pupil of Miss Rose Parry, C.R.A.M., Britonferry. We regret to record the death of Mr. Wm, Thomas, the Warren, who died last Saturday. A wife and fonr child t'n are left t > mourn his loss, and for Whom mnc.t sympathy is felt in the locality. The Public Librarv wt 1 have its foundation stnnes laid on Wednesday, t >e 29 h inst., one of which will be by laid by the 1 ountess of Jersey, The District Conned are dc-ing th-ir utmost to make the occasion a grent su'-ces*. Placards are b. iflg printed invitilJg the public to witness the ceremony. We are pleased to Iv. i .fo'-mc I thit our genial townsmen, Mr. Owen J unes, who ins be-n lying ill at his residence, is inuc > improved, and we hupe on the high wav t-n wo cry A sum of money b s h. en n rked un a+ Briton F* riy. The owner will on ijivin ■ it. descritl,i(ir- t.. Mr. J. Perrett, 01 no rw; Offi es, havp his property restored. P n't all simak at once.
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